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  1. These poor poor poor muslims and those BIG BAD BUDDHISTS (if that’s how you spell Buddhists)

    The editorial at “The Muslim Issue”

    “Chittagong terrorists referred to as Rohingya, and infiltrated into Myanmar along with civilians (exactly what is happening with the European ‘migrant crisis’), are again circulating in the media. Rohingya is, as usual, painted as innocent victims. Nothing of the kind.

    Dr Jacques Leider clarifies that the Rohingya was not even known as Rohingya until the 1990’s (this again is similar to the “Palestinians” who never called themselves so until 1972) and that they are painting a victimhood narrative. Buddhists are constantly being shortchanged and excluded from talks.

    All of this originates from the Islamic nationalism to create yet one more Islamic state out of Myanmar. All these conflicts originate from the “Palestinian” conflict which encouraged muslims a lot to infiltrate through immigration to take possession of a nation.”

    It’s followed by a video – which looks a little on the long and academic side, I have not yet watched it, but since they are pushing themselves into the medias again I think it’s worth looking at those tards. (A few years back, even I was duped into believing the Rohingyas were some nice exotic little cult, when that woman with the braid and a hanky on her head was feted in Australia like a star.

    • Rally in solidarity with Rohingya Muslim takes place in Grozny

      A rally in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims is taking place in Grozny, Russia, on Monday, September 4. Protesters urge Myanmar’s government to take immediate action over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in the northwest of the country.
      At least 400 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state were reportedly killed in attacks by the Myanmar state leading up to 60,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.

    • Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov at odds with Russia as he calls for protests over killings of Rohingya Muslims

      Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia’s mostly Muslim Chechnya republic, has brought tens of thousands of his citizens to the streets to protest against violence toward the Rohingya and said he will oppose Moscow if it backs the Burmese government.

      In a live Instagram video on Saturday, Mr Kadyrov said he wanted to send his security forces to Burma but couldn’t because “that’s the prerogative of the state”.

      “If I had my way, if it was possible, I’d even carry out a nuclear strike on them, to destroy those people who are killing children, women, the elderly,” Mr Kadyrov said.

      “Even if Russia will support those devils who are committing crimes today, I’m against the position of Russia,” he added, referring to reports that Moscow has prevented the United Nations Security Council from condemning the violence in Burma.

      The suggestion he could oppose the Kremlin line was unusual for Mr Kadyrov, who has in the past declared himself Vladimir Putin’s “foot soldier”.

      Burma has in the past been a major purchaser of Russian weapons.

      Hundreds of people have died and tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees have fled Burma as the military has cracked down on both insurgents and civilians.

      Maria Zakharova, the foreign ministry spokeswoman, on Monday said Moscow had expressed its concern over the situation in Myanmar and denied Russia has blocked a UN security council resolution on the topic. But Russia and China did block a security council statement on Burma in March, according to diplomats involved.

      Tens of thousands of people attended a rally on Monday in the regional capital Grozny where Mr Kadyrov, speaking Russian rather than Chechen, called for “punishment of the guilty and an international investigation of crimes against humanity” in Burma, accusing world leaders and the media of “looking on silently”.

      The day before, hundreds of protestors chanted “Buddhists are terrorists” outside the Burmese embassy in Moscow following an Instagram post in which Mr Kadyrov called the violence there a “genocide”.

      The ultraconservative strongman, who has been accused of human rights violations including a campaign of torture against gay men earlier this year, complained that the Burmese government was refusing to let journalists and human rights organisations into Rohingya areas.

      On Monday, police detained 17 people outside the Burmese embassy in Moscow. Local media reported they had written a letter to the ambassador calling for an end to the “Muslim genocide”.

    • If North Korea/China launches a nuclear warhead at the US and we can prove it we will use nukes to wipe out that nation. South Korea would be an Island and China would lose all of its large cities.

      The maker of the video is operating under several massive conceptions: 1) Without boots on the ground you can’t win the war and any operation not ending the war is just another way of kicking the can down the road. 2) If we land troops on in North Korea it won’t be a 20,000 Marine expeditionary Force it will be a large scale invasion. We would also be pushing up the peninsula, as NorseRadish said the other day no one does mechanized warfare better then the US and Europe. Also a year long bombing campaign would do much more damage then the video implies, a month long 24/7 bombing campaign would mean a massive degradation of the North Korean military. In fact for all practical purposes they would be left with infantry forces (fragmented forces) with limited artillery support.

      There are other massive mistakes in the video with one of the biggest being that we would have to convert to a war time economy to build up our military and take out North Korea.

      All in all this was a well produced video that was written by people who misunderstand the US military and our reaction to attacks on our property. Hitting any US possessions will result in the total destruction of the attacking nation. The use of a nuclear weapon will result in the total destruction of the attacking nation and massive damage coming close to amounting to total destruction of any nation or nations helping the attackers. I can think of no better way to put the US military in total charge of the nation then for a foreign nation to attack us and using nukes would be worse, genocide would be too mild a term for our reaction to the latter.

      • If North Korea/China launches a nuclear warhead at the US and we can prove it we will use nukes to wipe out that nation.

        Permit me to applaud your merging of North Korea and China. North Korea has been a proxy of China for so long that the entire concept is a cliché.

        All that Beijing deserves is an unvarnished ultimatum as to how a nuclear attack by North Korea will be seen as China’s direct responsibility.

        One immediate objective should be to mass produce THAAD systems and pepper America’s western and northern (for over-the-pole flight trajectories) borders with this defensive tool. Several dozen General Atomics railguns would be a nice extra layer to have as backup.

        Red China passed its “Best By” date many decades ago. Just like Islam, this geopolitical cancer has metastasized and is begging for radiation therapy.

      • What the MSM omitted from its reports on North Korea’s possible test of an H-bomb

        This weekend North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, claiming afterwards that it had detonated a Hydrogen bomb. Although that claim hasn’t been confirmed, according to most sources the weapon tested is significantly more powerful than those tested previously.

        Even more worrisome is the following statement released by North Korea’s state-run KCNA news service has not received much coverage in the mainstream:

        • All this does is make a preemptive strike, even massive nuclear strike more appealin. The past three Presidents kicked this can down the road and now there is no more road, we either take out North Korea or we allow them or another tin pot dictator to do massive damage to the US with nuclear weapons. Make it plain that if you develop nuclear weaons you will be replaced, that if you threaten the US with nuclear weapons you will be destroyed.

          • Make it plain that if you develop nuclear weaons you will be replaced, that if you threaten the US with nuclear weapons you will be destroyed.

            ‘Nuff said.

            • Since the end of WWII there has been an informal ban on the use of nuclear weapons being used in war, once that ban is broken (and we may have to break it real soon) the second and third use will come a lot easier. We have to ensure that the petty Dictators learn that using nuclear weapons will cause a close approximate of hellfire to rain down on their heads.

    • Seoul steps up military response to North Korea’s nuclear test

      Seoul, South Korea (CNN)South Korea strengthened the deployment of a controversial US-made missile defense system and launched a huge show of military might on Monday in response to North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test.
      Seoul said the North appeared to be preparing to launch more missiles after Sunday’s test rocked the region. South Korea conducted a series of live-fire drills and said the US was preparing to bolster its military presence in the region.

      • South Korea warns that North may launch ICBM after nuclear test

        SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South Korea said on Monday it was talking to the United States about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula after signs North Korea might launch more missiles in the wake of its sixth and largest nuclear test.

        The U.N. Security Council was set to meet later on Monday to discuss new sanctions against the isolated regime. U.S. President Donald Trump had also asked to be briefed on all available military options, according to his defense chief.

        Officials said activity around missile launch sites suggested North Korea planned more missile tests.

        “We have continued to see signs of possibly more ballistic missile launches. We also forecast North Korea could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile,” Jang Kyoung-soo, acting deputy minister of national defense policy, told a parliament hearing on Monday.

        North Korea tested two ICBMs in July that could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the U.S. mainland within range and prompting a new round of tough international sanctions.

        South Korea’s air force and army conducted exercises involving long-range air-to-surface and ballistic missiles on Monday following the North’s nuclear test on Sunday, its joint chiefs of staff said in a statement.

        In addition to the drill, South Korea will cooperate with the United States and seek to deploy “strategic assets like aircraft carriers and strategic bombers”, Jang said.

        South Korea’s defense ministry also said it would deploy the four remaining launchers of a new U.S. missile defense system after the completion of an environmental assessment by the government.

        The rollout of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system at a site south of the South Korean capital, Seoul, is vehemently opposed by neighboring China and Russia, had been delayed since June.

        TOUGH TALK

        North Korea said it tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on Sunday, prompting a warning of a “massive” military response from the United States if it or its allies were threatened.

        “We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said after meeting Trump and his national security team.

        “But as I said, we have many options to do so.”

        Trump has previously vowed to stop North Korea developing nuclear weapons and said he would unleash “fire and fury” if it threatened U.S. territory

        Despite the tough talk, the immediate focus of the international response was expected to be on tougher economic sanctions.

        Diplomats have said the U.N. Security Council could now consider banning North Korean textile exports and its national airline, stop supplies of oil to the government and military, prevent North Koreans from working abroad and add top officials to a blacklist to subject them to an asset freeze and travel ban.

        Asked about Trump’s threat to punish countries that trade with North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China has dedicated itself to resolving the North Korean issue via talks, and China’s efforts had been recognized.

        “What we absolutely cannot accept is that on the one hand (we are) making arduous efforts to peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, and on the other hand (our) interests are being sanctioned or harmed. This is both not objective and not fair,” he told a regular briefing.

        On possible new U.N. sanctions, and whether China would support cutting off oil, Geng said it would depend on the outcome of Security Council discussions.

        Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency said in an editorial North Korea was “playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship” and it should wake up to the fact that such a tactic “can never bring security it pursues”.

        While South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Monday to work with the United States to pursue stronger sanctions, Russia voiced scepticism.

        Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said sanctions on North Korea had reached the limit of their impact. Any more would be aimed at breaking its economy, so a decision to impose further constraints would become dramatically harder, he told a BRICS summit in China.

        South Korea says the aim of stronger sanctions is to draw North Korea into dialogue. But, in a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump also appeared to rebuke South Korea for that approach.

        “South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!” Trump said on Twitter.

        Still, Trump’s response was more orderly and less haphazard than he had offered to other hostile actions by North Korea.

        His handling of its latest nuclear test reflected a more traditional approach to crisis management, which U.S. officials said illustrated the influence of Mattis and new White House chief of staff, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly.


        Japanese and South Korean stock markets both closed down about 1 percent on Monday, while safe haven assets including gold and sovereign bonds ticked higher, but trade was cautious. [MKTS/GLOB]

        “Assuming the worst on the Korean peninsula has not proven to be a winning trading strategy this year,” said Sean Callow, a senior foreign exchange strategist at Westpac Bank.

        “Investors seem reluctant to price in anything more severe than trade sanctions, and the absence of another ‘fire and fury’ Trump tweet has helped encourage markets to respond warily.”

        South Korea’s finance minister vowed to support financial markets if instability showed signs of spreading to the real economy.

        Sunday’s test had registered with international seismic agencies as a man-made earthquake near a test site. Japanese and South Korean officials said the tremor was about 10 times more powerful than the one picked up after North Korea’s previous nuclear test a year ago.

        China’s National Nuclear Safety Administration said data from radiation monitoring stations near the North Korean border showed no impact on “China’s environment or populace”.

        Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that, while North Korea was not a puppet state of China, Beijing needed to do more to pressure its neighbor.

        “The Chinese are frustrated and dismayed by North Korea’s conduct, but China has the greatest leverage, and with the greatest leverage comes the greatest responsibility,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp on Monday.

        For a graphic on nuclear North Korea, click:

        (Additional reporting by Shin-hyung Lee, Hyunjoo Jin, Cynthia Kim in SEOUL, Steve Holland and John Walcott in WASHINGTON, John Ruwitch in SHANGHAI, Wayne Cole and Swati Pandey in SYDNEY; Writing by Lincoln Feast; Editing by Paul Tait, Robert Birsel)

    • Thank you, Dear Rita, for remembering all of the precious young lives lost that day.

      If the 9-11 Atrocity wasn’t sufficient, the Beslan massacre should have been a tripwire for taking apart Islam at the seams.

      Machine-gunning fleeing schoolchildren in the back is a nuclear threshold, so far as I am concerned. At the very least Chechnya should have been vaporized as a result.

      If it isn’t quite apparent, I am effing fed up with such barbarity and have little problem with making entire populations that spawn this filth simply “go away”. We did it in Japan and any Muslims (or other scum) that keep this sh!t up shouldn’t be far behind.

      Again, bless you Rita for remembering these lost angels. I am typing through tears.

      • Like the idiot that I am, I just had to watch the video.

        They were not people, I would not even call them animals.” (00:48)

        Spoken like a true soldier.

        …shocked the entire country.” WTF?!?!?

        More like: Shocked the entire planet!!! No sane person could bear witness to such horror and remain unmoved.

        Why the entire world did not, at that time, as one turn against Islam remains a complete mystery.

        I continue to type through tears. How Islam survived this blatant affront to all civilization will forever mystify me.

        What it will finally take for this world to once-and-forever expunge Islam from the face of this planet defies all imagination.

      • Considering what is probably going to happen to North Korea do the jihadists have enough brains to learn from this event and mend their ways?

        • Considering what is probably going to happen to North Korea do the jihadists have enough brains to learn from this event and mend their ways?

          I wouldn’t count on it. To such obsessed lunatics, it’s just the kuffar weakening themselves with infighting. It’s just one more reason why Islam eventually will be addressed with unconventional weapons.

  2. Libyan forces attack Islamic State near former stronghold (reuters, Sep 4, 2017)

    “East Libyan forces said they had launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters after the militants made incursions south and east of their former coastal stronghold of Sirte.

    The jihadist group has grown bolder in recent weeks, setting up temporary checkpoints, attacking local forces, and taking over village mosques to lead prayers during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Libyan officials say.

    The increased activity has raised concern that Islamic State could regroup around Sirte, from where it was driven out in December by local forces and a U.S. air campaign. Most militants were killed in the nearly seven-month battle, but an unknown number fled into the desert.

    Sirte lies at the centre of Libya’s Mediterranean coastline, on the dividing line between regions controlled by rival Libyan factions.

    Forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said they had carried out air strikes on Sunday against militants in the area of Ain Tarqft, between Sirte and the town of Waddan, 230 km (140 miles) to the south.

    Both Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and forces from the port city of Misrata, which led the campaign in Sirte last year, say they are carrying out frequent patrols to monitor Islamic State movements in the area.

    The LNA and Misratan brigades have been on opposite sides of a conflict that developed after the NATO-backed uprising that toppled Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

    Islamic State exploited the turmoil to establish a foothold in Libya, taking complete control of Sirte in 2015 and using it as a base for hundreds of foreign fighters.”

  3. After Bay Area violence, California debates classifying ‘antifa’ as a street gang

    Not long after dozens of black-hooded protesters were filmed pummeling people on his city’s streets, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin made clear his disgust for the self-stylized vigilantes.

    “Antifa,” he said, is no different than a street gang, and police should start treating protesters in the anti-fascist movement accordingly.

  4. Strategic movement alert: Battle is on that will complete Iran’s land bridge to the Med
    By J.E. Dyer September 4, 2017

    After dispatching the bus convoy with ISIS fighters and their families to Deir ez-Zor Province, Iran moved quickly to expedite a ground force advance from eastern Homs Province toward the city of Deir ez-Zor.

    In the four days since my last post (above), Iran-backed Syrian regime forces have pushed rapidly from the provincial border, near Al-Sukhnah, to the Syrian Army enclave south of Deir ez-Zor City. The enclave, although small and surrounded, has been held tenaciously for years. Now, according to regional reporting – today, 3 September – a force of Syrian and Iranian-sponsored troops has at long last linked up with it from the west.

    • This is one of the reasons North Korea is pushing so hard, they want to keep us busy while Iran moves to the Med. This means China and Russia are behind Kim’s actions even though there is a good chance that neither nation will support North Korea once we move on North Korea.

      Once Korea is removed frm the equation we are going to have to support Saudi and Jordan like Dyer says. Yes Saudi and Jordan support Sunni terrorists but they also oppose Iran and until Saudi and Jordan get nuclear weapons and missiles we have to concentrate on Iran.

      The above strategy depends on no major exculation by Iran or another actor once we start working on North Korea.

        • They are long past their use by date, unfortunately it will take more then this for a rational decision to be made on the Islamic conquest.

  5. No wonder Tim Kaine defended Antifa: He has skin in the game
    By Howard Portnoy September 4, 2017

    Shortly after last month’s horrific clash in Charlottesville between white supremacists and (if you were to believe the press at the time) “do-gooders” (one of whom “made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of equality and freedom”) the opinion from the Left was unanimous. Antifa was utterly blameless for any of the violence that had occurred.

    The Washington Post went so far as to label the masked anarchists “peace activists.”

    All manner of liberal celebrities great and small weighed in as well, among them 2016 Democratic candidate for vice president Tim Kaine ?
    , who tweeted:

    Richard: Senator Tim Kaine’s son is a member of antifa who was arrested for disrupting a Trump rally during the election. Remember he was Hillary’s choice for VP, the actions of his sone and his defense shows that the democrat leaders are involved with antifa and are probably helping to plan some of their actions. It is unusual for the left to leave evidence of direct contract with their direct action thugs and the fact that they are shows that the leaders of the Far Left are planning on more violent action that they think will place them in power.

  6. Trump lands his biggest opportunity for a judicial appointment since Gorsuch
    By LU Staff September 3, 2017

    Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced his retirement Friday afternoon, affording President Donald Trump the opportunity to replace a legal titan on the Chicago-based federal appeals court.

    Posner is one of the most consequential legal figures of recent times, exerting significant influence on the practice and study of law from his perches on the Seventh Circuit and the University of Chicago Law School faculty.

    Something of an intellectual gadfly, he has written 50 books, 500 academic articles, and several thousand legal opinions on a wide range of subjects, a prodigious output surpassing even Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes, Posner’s hero and perhaps the most lettered Supreme Court justice of his time. And Posner is almost certainly the most read jurist of recent decades: The Journal of Legal Studies says he was the most cited legal scholar of the 20th century.

    • Poland to seek extradition from Italy of gang rape suspects

      WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will seek the extradition from Italy of the four suspects in the gang rape of a Polish tourist on a beach, Poland’s deputy justice minister said Monday.

      Patryk Jaki said the country was planning to open negotiations with the Italian side over extraditing the four, who are also alleged to have attacked the victim’s partner at the Italian resort of Rimini in the early hours of Aug. 26. The four are also alleged to have raped a Peruvian woman on the same night in a separate incident.

      Italian prosecutors said the suspects have denied any individual wrongdoing but claim that others within the group were responsible.

      It’s not immediately clear if Italy would agree to Poland’s extradition request.

      “I don’t want to jump to conclusions,” Jaki told state Radio 3.

      He said the four, if found guilty, should “face very high punishment as an example, because the punishment should be preventive and make others think seven times before they try to commit such a crime.”

      The suspects are a 20-year-old Congolese asylum-seeker, two Moroccan brothers, aged 15 and 17, who were born in Italy and a 16-year-old Nigerian, also reportedly born in Italy.

      Reports in Poland say a watch belonging to the partner of the raped Pole was found on the Congolese suspect.

      Cristina Ugolini, the head of a center assisting migrants in Pesaro, where the Congolese suspect was assigned, told Sky TG24 TV he had been granted “humanitarian protection” in September 2016 and attended the center until April 2017, without providing any cause for alarm.

      “He was sociable, well-mannered, kind,” Ugolini said.

  7. Christian Beaten to Death by Muslim Classmates

    A 17-year old Christian boy in Pakistan was beaten to death in Pakistan by his fellow Muslim students in their classroom, reported the British Pakistani Christian Association.

    A gifted intellect and head of his class, Sharoon Masih was the only Christian student in his grade. He had faced isolation and bullying from the first day he entered the school in Verahi District in Punjab.

    His mother said he was warned from the beginning not to mix with the Muslims at school, with one fellow classmate saying, “You’re a Christian. Don’t dare sit with us if you want to live.”

    Repeated attempts were made to convert Sharoon, but he refused. His family reported that he used his isolation to concentrate on his studies and reached the top of his class – a position which infuriated his fellow students even more.

  8. UK, European Anti-Terror Chiefs: Unprecedented Threat Level in Britain

    The terror threat in the United Kingdom is at unprecedented levels, according to British and European experts charged with leading the fight against jihadis in Europe.

    There are as many as 35,000 “radicals” in the UK, according to European counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove.

    “Of these, 3,000 are worrying for MI5, and of those, 500 are under constant and special attention,” he said.

    De Kerchove put the number of extremists in Europe in excess of 50,000.

    “We must select those who are really worrying and the most dangerous, and they should be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he told El Mundo, a leading Spanish newspaper.

  9. Europe’s New Lie: Comparing Asylum Shelters to Nazi Concentration Camps

    by Giulio Meotti
    September 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    What is the best way to shut down the debate on immigration? By heightening the language to levels impossible to be debated. That is what has been happening in the new — and false — trend of comparing the waves of migrants arriving in Europe to Jews during the Holocaust.

    Recently, Franco Berardi, the Italian author of a play in Germany, “Auschwitz on the Beach”, charged Europeans with setting up “concentration camps” on its territory. One line in the performance was, “Salt water has replaced Zyklon B” — a reference to the poison gas used by the Nazis in World War II to exterminate Jews. After protests from the Jewish community, the play was cancelled. Adam Szymczyk, the director of the Documenta exhibition, defined the show as a “warning against historical amnesia, a moral wake-up call, a call to collective action”. This response, while true for the mass-murder of Jews, is a grotesque distortion of what has been happening in Europe for the last three years. On the contrary, governments, non-governmental organizations, bureaucrats, charities and the media have all embraced migrants in the millions, and welcomed them with open arms. The Jews during the Second World War — most of whom were turned away, turned in or betrayed by all European governments — were not so fortunate.

  10. Turkey’s Mass Persecution of Christians and Kurds

    by Uzay Bulut
    September 4, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Since 2015, the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been attacking Kurdish-majority areas in the country.

    A 2017 World Heritage Watch report details the destruction of one such town, Suriçi (Sur), as follows:

    “[C]urfews were declared six times for several days each from September 2015. These curfews were 24-hour-a-day blockades and led to clashes between Turkish state forces and Kurdish rebel groups, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of people and serious destruction of the affected area. The last ongoing curfew from 11 December 2015, accompanied by the use of heavy military weapons such as tanks, mortar and artillery by the government, was the most devastating one. Numerous historical buildings and monuments – as well as the integrity and authenticity of Suriçi – suffered damage and destruction.”

    The clashes have taken their toll on Turkey’s Christian population, which is caught in the crossfire. According to a November 2016 report in The Armenian Weekly,

    “The past year has been a living hell for the hidden Armenians of Turkey. The civil war between the Kurdish resistance guerrillas and the Turkish army has resulted in massive destruction in southeastern and eastern Turkey. Most of the buildings in the region have been bombed or burnt by the army and police forces, followed by complete demolition and razing of the damaged buildings… with only a few mosques, police stations, or government buildings left standing.

    “Entire neighborhoods have disappeared, reduced to rubble. The Surp Giragos Church in Diyarbak?r has escaped the fighting relatively intact structurally… But the Turkish security forces have used it as an army base, desecrating the church, burning some of the pews as firewood, with garbage and smell of urine everywhere.”

    • What does that say about kids who listen to (c)rap “music”?

      The CIA tortured their Gitmo terrorists with Eminem (c)rapping about America and, hilariously, the 1980’s “meow, meow, meow, meow” cat food commercial, plus Yoko Ono vocals.

      I think we all can agree that Yoko Ono qualifies as some serious torture.

  11. Foreign Office rescues 14 children sent overseas who feared they would be married against their will (birminghammail, Sep 4, 2017)

    “The British government last year rescued 14 apparent victims of forced marriage under the age of 16 after they were taken overseas.

    New figures show 14 children were bought back into the UK by the Foreign Office’s Forced Marriage Unit last year.

    They had been taken or sent overseas, apparently to be married against their will.

    A Freedom of Information request also revealed that nine young people aged 16 to 18, and 32 adults over 18, were repatriated by the Forced Marriage Unit in 2016.

    The Home Office advises people who believe they are being forced to marry to contact the police or, if that is not possible, to contact a friend and ask them to call the police…”

  12. Former Muslim, Anti-FGM Campaigner Shazia Hobbs Suspended from Twitter (breitbart, Sep 4, 2017)

    “A Muslim apostate and high profile campaigner against both female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage has been suspended from micro-blogging platform Twitter, amidst a wider crackdown on right wing voices on the website, and other online platforms like Facebook.

    Twitter users noticed the prolific writer and campaigner had vanished from the platform Friday.

    Hobbs had previously spoken at the Unite Against Hate ‘Gays Against Sharia’ march in Manchester, where she spoke out against Muslim rape gangs preying on young white girls.

    Hobbs turned away from Islam after escaping an arranged marriage with a physically abusive husband she had been forced into aged 18.

    Speaking to Breitbart London, Ms. Hobbs confirmed she has been suspended indefinitely.

    “It’s absolutely disgusting,” she told the website. “There was no reason given. Twitter would not tell me what tweets were in violation of their rules. They said it was because of ‘harassment’.

    “All I tweet about is the rape of Pakistani children by Pakistani men,” she said.

    Tweeting about rape of Pakistani children by Pakistani men is the new hate speech? How they rejoice yet are silent on rape of children…

    She appealed directly to Twitter which has so far rejected her petition, and condemned the platform for shutting down a voice raising awareness of child sexual abuse in Pakistani British communities.

    “No one speaks out against the rape of Pakistani children,” she said.

    Suspended for so-called harassment, Ms. Hobbs told Breitbart London that she is frequently called “racist” and accused of being “full of hate” for calling for the jailing of parents who subject their daughters to genital mutilation….”

  13. Moroccan Universities Rank Last on Times Higher Education’s Ratings (moroccoworldnews, Sep 4, 2017)

    “Moroccan universities are not faring well on the international scale, according to the latest World Universities Ranking published by the British magazine Times Higher Education.

    As the only global university performance table to judge world class universities across 77 countries, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 lists the 980 top universities in the world.

    Based on universities’ teaching methods, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, Moroccan universities came at the bottom of the list, as Marrakech’s University of Cadi Ayyad and Rabat’s Mohammed V University were ranked as the 801th and 802th among the 980 listed institutions…”

  14. MOAS suspends Mediterranean rescue operations (ansamed, Sep 4, 2017)

    “Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), which had signed the Italian government’s code of conduct on migrant rescues at sea, said it has decided to suspend its search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean.

    “At the moment it is unclear what is going on in Libya to the detriment of the most vulnerable people there,” MOAS said. “Their rights should be safeguarded both in line with international law and in order to defend the principle of humanity,” it said.

    “MOAS does not want to become part of a mechanism where there is no guarantee of safe harbour or welcome for those being assisted and rescued at sea”.”

  15. 48 arrested over ISIL links, attacks prevented across Turkey in August (hurriyetdailnews, Sep 4, 2017)

    “A total of 48 people were arrested over links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in August across Turkey, according to data gathered by the state-run Anadolu Agency, which said several deadly attacks planned by the jihadist group were prevented by the security forces.

    The agency said there were many foreign-origin suspects among the 268 people detained and a high number of ammunition and explosives were seized in the operations. ..”

  16. Militant ambush: Lt-Col among three soldiers martyred in Panjgur attack (tribune, Sep 4, 2017)

    “Three security personnel were martyred and three other FC men, including an army officer on deputation, injured in an ambush by militants in the Shangar area of Panjgur district on Monday evening.

    The injured included the local Frontier Corps commander, who was recently posted in the area.

    Officials said that FC Commander Lt-Col Shajeeullah and Lt-Col Aamir Waqar were on a routine patrol when their convoy was attacked near the Shangar area in Panjgur district.

    Three FC men, including Lt-Col Waqar, were killed in intense firing by terrorists who were using heavy weapons while three other FC troops, including Lt-Col Shajeeullah, were injured…”

  17. Shootout at Sachal: Malala ‘attacker’ among four killed in Karachi (tribune, Sep 4, 2017)

    “The police on Monday killed four suspected terrorists, including one allegedly involved in the 2012 attack on education crusader and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

    The four were killed during a raid, carried out on a tip-off, at Sadaf Society located in Sachal area of Karachi.

    According to the police, the suspected terrorists opened indiscriminate fire when the police besieged the house they were holed up in. The police, however, managed to kill all of them.

    Khursheed – a cousin of Maulvi Fazlullah, the fugitive chief of the defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – was later identified to be among the dead. Khursheed was allegedly involved in various terrorist activities including attacks on security forces as well as Malala…”

  18. Yemeni snipers kill five Saudi troops in border areas (alalam, Sep 4, 2017)

    “Four Saudi troops were hit by Yemeni snipers in Saudi Arabia’s Alab border area, while another one was killed by Yemeni snipers at a military base in the ‘Asir region.

    Riyadh has been involved in more than two years of a devastating campaign against Yemen.

    Meanwhile, at least two Yemeni civilians were killed after their car was targeted by Saudi jets in the western province of Ma’rib.

    On Saturday, Yemeni army and allied forces launched a missile attack against a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan region, inflicting casualties on Sudanese mercenaries there.

    Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported that a medium-range Qaher M-2 ballistic missile had precisely hit the al-Mosem base in Jizan on Saturday…”

  19. Islamic State agent tried to recruit undercover BBC reporter (middleeasteye, Sep 4, 2017)

    “Members of Islamic State in Syria tried to encourage an undercover BBC journalist to target London Bridge, a year before eight people were killed in an IS-inspired attack on the area.

    IS recruiters used encrypted message service, including WhatsApp, Telegram and Surespot, to encourage terrorist attacks on London Bridge and Westminster and gave instructions for for the journalist to attack it alone or in a group.

    A BBC investigation, due to be broadcast on Monday night, could increase pressure on the technology firms who operate the apps to work with security services to disrupt terrorist plots, UK media reported.

    IS agents also shared part of a “terrorist tutorial” on the so-called dark web with the journalist. The tutorial included descriptions of attacks with alarming similarities to the London Bridge attack, which saw all three attackers shot dead by police after then killed eight people, including instructions on how to make fake suicide vests.

    As past of the BBC investigation, the undercover journalist used Twitter to make his initial contact with IS through Birmingham-born extremist and IS recruiter Junaid Hussain. Hussain was killed in Syria in 2015, and the journalist continued contacts with other IS figures for two years…”

  20. German Authorities Tipped off to over 330 War Criminals Among Asylum Seekers (breitbart, Sep 4, 2017)

    “German authorities have been tipped off to the identities of over 330 war criminals from Syria and Iraq amongst ordinary asylum seekers since 2015, with many of the tips coming from other asylum seekers.

    Asylum seekers have identified the war criminals, many of which came to Europe at the height of the migrant crisis, according to information from the German Federal Interior Ministry. Most of the alleged war criminals are said to be former security services agents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but there have also been some Islamic State fighters, Die Welt reports.

    German investigators have had their hands full with cases of Islamic State fighters accused of committing atrocities in Syria and Iraq since 2014. Last month, authorities arrested a 27-year-old Syrian man who was living as an asylum seeker in Baden-Württemberg. He is said to have fatally shot two men in 2014 after the terror group had deemed the men to be “blasphemers”.

    In early 2016, an Islamic State commander was also found hiding out at an asylum home in a small rural village in Rhineland-Palatinate.

    Later in the same year in April, another Syrian was arrested on suspected war crimes charges. The man, identified as Ibrahim Al F., was said to have been a commander of a rebel militia that worked with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and was said to have committed war crimes during the battle for Aleppo.

    German Green Party MP Franziska Brantne called for the government to crack down further on asylum seeker war criminals and alleged that some of them had even boasted about their actions on social media.

    Authorities say that because of the large volume of tips and the difficulty of assessing date from war zones like those in Syria, they have only been able to look into a fraction of the reports.

    The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) is said to be creating 10-20 new positions in order to better tackle the backlog of cases.”

  21. Migrants from Congo, Nigeria, Morocco Arrested Following Rimini Gang Rapes (breitbart, Sep 4, 2017)

    “Four suspects with roots in the Congo, Nigeria, and Morocco have been arrested following the assault, robbery, and gang rape of a Polish couple and a Peruvian transsexual in Rimini, Italy.

    The two Moroccans handed themselves in after being identified by family members, The Times reports.

    A man from Nigeria — who claims to be 16-years-old — was captured shortly afterwards, whilst a 20-year-old from the Congo was intercepted whilst attempting to escape to France by train.

    The last of these — Guerlin Butungu — is the only one to have been named by the authorities. He is an asylum seeker whose claim was rejected, “but granted temporary permission to stay in Italy until 2018 on humanitarian grounds” regardless, according to the Associated Press.

    The two Moroccans, said to be aged 15 and 17 and born in Italy, were ordered to turn themselves in by their father, a welder named as Mohamed by the Italian press…”

  22. Failed Asylum Seekers Use Italy as Back Door to European Union Residency (breitbart, Sep 4, 2017)

    “Thousands of migrants whose asylum applications were rejected in Northern Europe are returning to Italy because it is ‘easier’ to obtain European Union residency documents, according to claims from regional officials and aid workers.

    Authorities in the northern Italian province of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, near the border with Austria and Slovenia, are appealing to the government for support after several thousand rejected asylum seekers have arrived in the region this year, reports the BBC.

    The mayors of Gorizia, Trieste, Udine, and Pordenone have written to Italy’s interior minister to express their concern, as they witness the new migrant flow from Northern Europe to Italy – hitherto in the opposite direction – with migrants requesting asylum travelling from Germany, Austria, France, and Belgium.

    The broadcaster spoke to one asylum seeker from Afghanistan who said he had spent three years in Germany before his asylum claim there was rejected…”

  23. Women and children fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Marawi (asiancorrespondent, Sep 5, 2017)

    “The military made the announcement on Monday ahead of a final push to re-take the city from the armed rebels.

    Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, who heads the military in Western Mindanao, said the number of fighters was diminishing and a small number of women and children, most likely family members of the rebels, were now engaged in combat.

    “Our troops in the field are seeing women and children shooting at our troops so that’s why it seems they are not running out of fighters,” Galvez said.

    The fighting, that enters its 106th day on Tuesday, has been contained into a small area in the commercial heart of the city infested with snipers, and littered with booby traps. The military is expecting higher casualties and fierce fighting as the battle enters its final stages.

    “We are now in the final phase of our operations and we are expecting more intense and bloody fighting. We may suffer heavier casualties as the enemy becomes more desperate,” Galvez told reporters…”

    • Women and children fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Marawi

      Evacuate all the Christians and carpet bomb the entire region.

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