An Iranian cargo ship was headed toward Yemen on Tuesday, setting up a potential confrontation with Saudi Arabia as a halt in the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels was about to take effect.
Iranian news agencies said the cargo vessel, flying the Red Crescent Society of Iran flag, was under escort by Iranian naval warships from the southern city of Bandar Abbas carrying emergency relief supplies to the Yemeni port of Hodeida. That city, the fourth largest in Yemen, is controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who are targets of the Saudi bombings.
In what appeared to be a thinly disguised warning to the Saudis and their Arab allies in the Persian Gulf against interdicting and boarding the vessel, the head of the Red Crescent Society of Iran, Amir Mohsen Ziya’ee, said that “based on international regulations, no one can inspect a vessel that is moving in international waters carrying the flag of a country,” according to Iran’s official Press TV.
US suggests that Iran uses the UN hub for giving international relief
(This seems like the logical solution to islamic terror in the US)
How many people in this country are aware of the fact that immigration from Islamic countries has doubled since 9/11? According to data Conservative Review collated from the DHS Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, the U.S. has issued 1,628,854 green cards to immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries from 2001-2013. Here is the breakdown by country:
Child marriage has boomed in the Libyan city of Derna since it was taken over by the Islamic State (Isis) group, with girls as young as 12 married off to jihadist fighters, often in exchange of protection and power, local doctors have confirmed.
The number of under-age girls forced to marry has increased 15 fold since an IS local branch seized large part of the coastal city in October last year, local doctors told The Times.
“Just in the clinics that we are able to monitor, we are seeing four to five cases of under-age brides every week and it’s getting worse,” Asmaa Said, a local activist who drew up a report on the practice based on data secretly passed on to her by doctors operating in Derna, told the British newspaper.
“There is also the spread of STDs and the growing prevalence of miscarriages, premature and stillbirths”. […] Under the jihadi group’s rules, purported un-Islamic activities, such as smoking and playing instrumental music, are also banned.
4. RT video on the events in Macedonia and some odd anti-American analysis
6. Here is an odd parsing of a sermon that was given in Detroit shortly after the attack in Texas which I felt needed a little scrutiny. (The whole unedited thing can be seen here)
The long arm of American justice has reached right into Pakistan, where a heinous overseas revenge-for-honor killing was perpetrated—one that was orchestrated by cell phone from the front seat of a taxi in Brooklyn, New York.
Muslims driving taxis in American and European cities have been known to park them illegally when it is time for prayer, and to help lead families to daughters on the run. At least one “horror”/honor killing was carried out in a taxi when Yasir Said murdered his two academically promising and vivacious daughters, Sarah and Amina, in cold blood.
In the case of Mohammad Choudhry, a taxi was used as a command center to terrorize a daughter as well as the people who helped rescue her from captivity. It was the moving vehicle from which Chouhdry ordered a vigilante hit on those who had shamed him.
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As readers may be aware, flotilla season is apparently again upon us and on May 10th the self-styled ‘Freedom Flotilla Coalition’ announced that a trawler had set sail from Sweden.
The Times of Israel reports:
“The trawler Marianne of Gothenburg will be carrying a “limited cargo of, among other things, solar cell panels and medical equipment” for use in Gaza, according to a statement by the Ship to Gaza campaign. […]
Along the way it will pick up eight other crew members, according to Israel Radio. Two other vessels are expected to join the flotilla later on.”
One of the various vessels’ passengers will apparently be Moncef Marzouki who has collaborated in the past with Hamas-linked groups in Europe and their associated personalities involved in the organization of previous flotillas.
Thank you M., Phyllis Chesler, Yucki, and many more.