links 1. New Israel Fund Received More than $1M from US State Department
US directly involved in million-dollar MEPI program – which organizes ‘strikes and protests’ from the Arab community.
Leftists, Arabs protest over ‘Judaization’ of Sheikh Jarrah (illustrative)
The controversial New Israel Fund and its social change and political lobbying organization known as SHATIL, have received more than $1 million from the State Department under a program designed to create political change, reform, and activism in the Middle East. The government program, Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), has extended more than $600 million in grants to political and social activists and reformers in 18 Middle East countries, mainly with unstable or challenged political environments in need of democratic improvement. “MEPI supports organizations and individuals in their efforts to promote political, economic, and social reform in the Middle East and North Africa,” according to the agency’s official self-description.
2. China says Muslim Uighurs have joined Islamic State group
BEIJING — Chinese officials said Tuesday that members of the country’s Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State group, which controls sections of Syria and Iraq, and returned to take part in plots at home.
Authorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan, will strengthen their crackdown on terrorism and extremism as a result, regional representatives said at a discussion on the sidelines of China’s legislature.
3. Swedish FM says Saudis blocked her speech at Arab League
Wallstroem: The explanation we have been given is that Sweden has highlighted the situation for democracy and human rights and that is why they do not want me to speak.Middle East Online
STOCKHOLM – The Swedish foreign minister accused Saudi Arabia of blocking her speech at an Arab League meeting Monday due to her stance on human rights in the region, Swedish media reported.
“The explanation we have been given is that Sweden has highlighted the situation for democracy and human rights and that is why they do not want me to speak,” Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem told news agency TT in Cairo.
“It’s a shame that a country has blocked my participation.”
An Arab diplomat confirmed that Riyadh had stopped the Swede from making her opening speech.
Wallstroem had been invited as an honorary guest to the Arab ministers’ meeting in praise of her government’s decision to recognise Palestine in October.
4. 10,000 Europeans could be waging jihad by year-end: France PM
“There are 3,000 Europeans in Iraq and Syria today. When you do a projection for the months to come, there could be 5,000 before summer and 10,000 before the end of the year,” Valls told French television channel iTele.
“Do you realise the threat that this represents?” he asked.
He said there were around 1,400 people who were either already in these conflict zones, who had come back from there or who were planning to go.
“There have already been nearly 90 French people who have died out there with a weapon in their hand, fighting against our own values,” Valls said.
5. Newly-released video of Boston Marathon bombing
6. Trey Gowdy: Remember Hillary Flying to Libya, Device in Hand? ‘We Have No Emails from That Day’
Thank you WTD., DP111, Don C., M., UK Pete and all More to come later today.
@ 1 – More proof Obama is working to destroy all of the west.
@4 – The only surprising thing is that the numbers aren’t smaller, the Moslem colonists are working hard to take over the entire world but are facing problems at home that require their presence fighting at home.
@6 Carvelle tries to defend Hillary saying the current mess on emails and Benghazi are not real scandals.
I meant it is surprising that the numbers aren’t larger.
That’s what I thought. Much larger.
Truth = right wing talking points.
Two jihadists arrested in Ceuta planning attacks
The two were detained during a pre-dawn raid and were of Spanish nationality but with Moroccan origins.
A statement released by the Interior Ministry said the arrests were part of an ongoing anti-terrorist operation that saw four members of the same jihadist cell arrested in January.
Those held on Tuesday morning “formed part of a terrorist cell that was fully prepared and ready to attack on national territory,” said the statement.
Two more Jihadists arrested in Ceuta
Two men were arrested in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the north African coast on Tuesday morning as part of the continuing operation to counter the threat of Jihadist terrorism in this country, adding to four arrests which were previously made on 24th January, also in Ceuta.
Ultraconservative to head Iran’s top clerical body
1/ It’ll look to everyone like, “Oh, giving money to those damned Zionists again!”. While it’s really money to pay off community organizers and the rioters they organize.
Dirty money that pays women and kids to harass Jews on the Temple Mt.
4/ I bet the numbers are much higher
Supporters of Deal Are Strengthening Iran’s Negotiating Position
When Dersh uses Zakaria as a foil, you know he’s being lazy. His points are good, though. He doesn’t even hint that this administration is intentionally betraying this country and Israel intentionally. Keeping his powder dry.
Who Ends Up with Iraq?
Hamas Apologist Appointed to High Mideast National Security Post
ISIS Meth Heads: Tweeking in the Name of Islam
Global warming –
Snow joke :
Italian village has broken records after it received a dump of more than 8 feet in 18 hours
Sounds like fun. Record year for us too but stretched over time’s less fun.
A new theory out is that we are really in an ice age but the green house effect is keeping us warm.
Advisor To Iranian President Rohani: Iran Is An Empire, Iraq Is Our Capital; We Will Defend All The Peoples Of The Region; Iranian Islam Is Pure Islam – Devoid Of Arabism, Racism, Nationalism
Lebanon, Daily Star:
On Iran, Arabs deeply mistrust Obama
Everyone with a brain distrusts him.
The Resistible Rise of Iran: an Interview with Michael Ledeen
Logistics: The Tunnels Of Gaza And Mexico
March 10 2015 – Islamic State releases video it claims to shows killing of Israeli Arab Muhammed Musallam
The Muslim terrorist reading the sentence on the video is the French citizen Sabri Essid, Mohamed Merah’s brother-in-law …
DAILY MAIL – ISIS release sick new video of boy executioner, aged around 10, shooting dead ‘Israeli spy’ captured in Syria last year
Muhammad Said Ismail Musallam is executed in shocking new ISIS video
The 19-year-old Israeli-Arab was captured by militants in Syria last year
His family said he travelled to the region to join ranks of the terror group
But in their propaganda, ISIS claim he has admitted to being an Israeli spy
In a slickly-edited video, Musallam discusses Jerusalem training camp
He is later seen kneeling in field in front of two uniformed ISIS militants
One of them, a young boy, shoots the hostage at point-blank range
The child then raises the gun in celebration, shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar!’
Removed here. Maria-J just posted it from a Spanish source. It’s really awful.
USA – The WSJ, in reporting on a technology that allows the US government to scan data from cellphones, says the Justice Department program operates planes that fly from 5 cities, with a flying range covering most of the population.
CIA Gave Justice Department Secret Phone Scanning Technology
Marshals Service uses airborne devices that mimic cell towers to scan data on thousands of cellphones
WASHINGTON—The Central Intelligence Agency played a crucial role in helping the Justice Department develop technology that scans data from thousands of U.S. cellphones, part of a little-known high-tech alliance between the spy agency and domestic law enforcement, according to people familiar with the work.
Hillary Clinton introduced as ‘future president’ at UN
If she runs and is elected it will be a bigger disaster then Obama.
EGYPT – Belly dancer Safinaz to face trial over Egyptian flag costume
Safinaz could face a year in jail for wearing a costume fashioned from an Egyptian flag
Egypt-based Armenian dancer Sofinar (popularly known as Safinaz) was referred on Tuesday to the misdemeanor court on charges of “insulting the Egyptian flag.”
A businesswoman and hotel owner in Mohandessin filed a report against the dancer for wearing a costume fashioned from the Egyptian flag during a performance in Ain Sokhna.
Earlier in March, police arrested Safinaz for questioning over the incident. She was released the same day after paying LE20,000 ($2,620) bail.
A law passed in June 2014 imposed jail terms and fines on anyone who ‘insults’ the flag.
Insults include raising, displaying or trading a flag if it is damaged, faded or not suitable in any other way. It is also prohibited to add slogans, designs or pictures to the flag.
If convicted, Safinaz faces a jail term of up to a year and a fine of up to LE30,000 ($4,000).
Safinaz has been an immediate success since her arrival in Egypt over two years ago, with appearances in several Egyptian movies as well as performances at prestigious weddings.
During her appearances on several talk shows, the dancer stressed her love for Egypt.
She is married to an Egyptian and has expressed her wish to spend her entire life in Egypt.
… and a few days later Safinaz was wearing a black burka 🙂 🙂 🙁
The thought of what was under that burqa was driving them mad, poor things…