Reader’s links, November 11, 2018

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  1. “Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. The armistice initially expired after a period of 36 days. A formal peace agreement was only reached when the Treaty of Versailles was signed the following year.[1]”

    After the devastation of World War I, the victorious powers imposed a series of treaties upon the defeated powers. Among the treaties, the 1919 Treaty of Versailles held Germany responsible for starting the war. Germany became liable for the cost of massive material damages. The shame of defeat and the 1919 peace settlement played an important role in the rise of Nazism in Germany and the coming of a second “world war” just 20 years later.”

    “European leaders accepted the transformation of parts of their countries into enemy territories. They see that a demographic disaster is taking place. They know that in two or three decades, Europe will be ruled by Islam.

    Ten years ago, describing what he called “the last days of Europe,” the historian Walter Laqueur said that European civilization was dying and that only old monuments and museums would survive. His diagnosis was too optimistic. Old monuments and museums might well be blown up. Look nowhere else than what the black-hooded supporters of “Antifa” — an “anti-fascist” movement whose actions are totally fascistic — are doing to statues in the United States.”

  2. Netherlands: One in Five North African Asylum Seekers Suspected of Crimes (breitbart, Nov 11, 2018)

    “One in five North African asylum seekers in the Netherlands have been suspected of crimes in the past one and a half years, according to figures released this week.

    The data, released by the Dutch National Police, reveals that since the start of 2017 3,888 asylum seekers from the Maghreb have been suspected of being involved in 5,076 incidents reported to the police, De Telegraaf reports.

    Since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, the Netherlands has taken in just over 80,000 asylum seekers, but North Africans have proven to be the group most prone to crime, according to the police.

    While the majority of migrants in 2015 were Syrians, the years following have seen a steady stream of asylum seekers from the Maghreb, with many claiming to be from Libya — though some, like Mayor of Weert Jos Heijmans, believe many are actually from neighbouring countries.

    The new crime statistics paint a much different picture than the year before, when Georgians and Albanians were more prevalent among criminal suspects.

    The new figures also, for the first time, compare the crime rates of those with refugee status, and found that Eritrean refugees had a criminal suspect rate of one in eight, while for Syrians the number was much lower.

    The numbers reflect a growing trend across European countries where often overall crime has gone down, but the share of crime committed by foreign nationals, migrants, and asylum seekers has risen.

    In Italy, recent figures revealed that as many as one in three criminal suspects comes from a migration background, while in major German cities like Berlin foreigners made up nearly half of the suspects in criminal cases.

    In some cities, like the Austrian capital of Vienna, the number of foreign criminal suspects has actually surpassed the number of local criminals.”

  3. England’s New Top Prosecutor Criticised for Adopting Islamist Talking Points (breitbart, Nov 11, 2018)

    “England’s new chief prosecutor, Max Hill QC, has been criticised for appearing to adopt Islamist talking points.

    In his former role as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, Mr Hill met with CAGE just one month after the Muslim group’s director Muhammad Rabbani was convicted of a terrorism offence, according to the Telegraph.

    The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) criticised Hill for appearing to have “aped” the rhetoric of the group — which once described Islamic State executioner ‘Jihadi John’ as an “extremely gentle” and “beautiful” man — when he told Parliament that radical Islamic terrorism should be described as “Daesh-inspired” rather than “Islamist”, because it was “fundamentally wrong” to associate terrorism with “any of the world religions”.

    The HJS noted that Hill also met with Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), who have been described as “Islamists masquerading as civil libertarians”, and the Cordoba Foundation, which was branded a “political front for the Muslim Brotherhood” by former prime minister David Cameron.

    “In the wake of negative publicity damaging the CPS, Max Hill has vowed that through his appointment [as Director of Public Prosecutions] he will ‘restore trust’. But it is difficult to see how this will be possible given his habit of meeting disproportionately with extremist and intolerant groups,” commented Emma Webb, a research fellow at the HJS.

    “Meeting with such groups is bad enough, but his apparent aping of their divisive rhetoric is a step to far. Their fingerprints are all over his own positions.

    “He has shown himself to have bad taste and judgement in the company he keeps. This is certainly not a man who can be trusted to ensure justice is done when it comes to Islamist extremism.”

    A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) defended Hill’s association with the aforementioned groups, saying he remains committed to meeting “the need for consultation with the community, particularly Muslim communities, and awareness of the full range of what different organisations are bringing to the field, not just the government favoured ones”.”

    • when are they going to “consult” with the English community,we have been ignored for so long that now we seem to be almost invisible.

  4. Australian Muslims Furious Over PM Slamming Radical Islam After Melbourne Attack (sputniknews, Nov 11, 2018)

    “Following a terror attack that claimed the life of one person and left two more injured, the Australian prime minister criticised radical religious teachings, specifically radical Islam and urged religious leaders to be proactive in preventing their flocks from being affected by such teachings.

    Several Australian Muslim groups have slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison over his speech on the knife attack that took place on 9 November on Bourke Street in Melbourne, SBS News reported. The Australian National Imams Council said it was ‘outraged’ by the prime minister’s statements and accused him of “politicising the incident and using it for political gain”.

    The Forum On Australia’s Islamic Relations (FAIR) claimed the perpetrator, who committed the attack had little to do with Islam and was a “mentally ill person suffering from a psychotic episode”. The Forum urged the prime minister not to make whole Muslim community a ‘scapegoat’ for a single man’s actions.

    “We demand the withdrawal of his comments and an apology to the Muslim community,” a FAIR spokesperson said.

    Muslim Friendship Association spokesperson, Keysar Trad, branded Morrison’s speech as ‘very divisive,’ claiming that it “plays into the hands of the Islamophobic crowd” since it doesn’t differentiate between extremist and normal Islam.

    “Even though he’s trying to isolate his message to those with an extremist interpretation of the religion, many in the general public view that as an indictment of the entire Muslim community,” Trad said.

    The criticism from Muslim organizations comes following PM Scott Morrison’s speech in the wake of the knife attack in Melbourne that claimed the life of a person and left two more seriously injured. Morrison slammed all radical teachings, but noted that “radical and dangerous ideology of extremist Islam” poses the greatest threat to Australian society…”

  5. Spain police find 2 bodies in boat carrying migrants, drugs (AP, Nov 11, 2018)

    “Spanish police say they have recovered the bodies of two Moroccans from a boat that reached Spain’s coast after crossing the Mediterranean Sea with migrants and a hashish shipment.

    Police said Sunday that they found the bodies along with two other people who were suffering from hypothermia on Saturday after they were alerted that a rubber boat had reached a beach near Malaga. Police believe one of the dead could be a minor.

    Police also found six kilograms of hash near the boat. They suspect that the drugs belonged to boat’s owner and the pilot, who police are looking for along with three others.

    Police have located eight more Moroccan men from a total of 15 people they believe to have been on board.”

  6. Pakistan journalist detained by unidentified security forces (abcnews, Nov 11, 2018)

    “The wife of a Pakistani journalist says he was detained by unidentified security forces and has been unreachable for more than 24 hours.

    Nasrullah Khan’s wife, Ghulam Fatima, says he was taken from their home early Saturday by armed men, some wearing uniforms, who said he would be released after questioning. They also took his computer. Khan works as a subeditor for a local daily in Karachi.

    Maqsood Yousufi, the head of the Karachi Press Club, said Sunday that armed men barged into the club on Thursday and videotaped the premises. He says the press club is protesting both incidents and calling for Khan’s immediate release.

    Several journalists and bloggers say they have been detained or threatened in recent months after writing critically about Pakistan’s powerful security agencies.”

  7. US, Iraqi forces kill dozens of Islamic State fighters (abcnews, Nov 11, 2018)

    “The U.S. military says American and Iraqi forces killed more than 50 Islamic State militants, including several commanders, in northern Iraq last month.

    U.S. Central Command said Sunday that an Oct. 30 operation in Salahuddin province killed five IS leaders and more than 30 other militants, and that an operation the following day in the Makhmour Mountains killed around 20 IS fighters. It says the leaders killed in the first raid were responsible for coordinating attacks across northern and western Iraq.

    Iraq declared victory over IS last year, but the group has continued to carry out scattered attacks, particularly in the north. The extremists have lost virtually all the territory they once ruled in Syria and Iraq, but still control small, remote pockets in eastern Syria along the border.”

  8. Taliban destroy Afghan army base, kill 16 (abcnews, Nov 11, 2018)

    “Afghan officials say the Taliban have attacked a small army base, killing 12 members of the security forces and leaving behind explosives that killed four tribal elders who had come to help collect the bodies.

    Safder Mohsini, head of provincial council in the northern Baghlan province, says the insurgents abducted two soldiers and wounded three others in the attack, which began late Saturday. He says the militants burned down the base before planting bombs around it.

    The Taliban claimed the attack and said they seized ammunition from the base.

    The Taliban carry out near-daily attacks, mainly targeting Afghan security forces at rural outposts. Seventeen years after the U.S.-led invasion, the insurgents control nearly half the country.”

  9. Tucker Carlson Denies Avenatti’s Claim of Alleged Assault, Says Man Called His Daughter a ‘W****’

    After lawyer Michael Avenatti said he was investigating “an alleged assault on a gay latino immigrant” by Tucker Carlson at a Virginia country club, the Fox News star issued a statement denying the assault and claiming the man lobbed insults at his daughter.

  10. Macron rips nationalism as Trump looks on: ‘Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism’

    French President Emmanuel Macron is warning against the dangers of nationalism in a speech aimed directly at the rising tide of populism in the United States and Europe.

    With U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders looking on during an Armistice Day centennial observance in Paris on Sunday, Macron said the “ancient demons” that caused World War I and millions of deaths are growing stronger.

    “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” the French leader said.

  11. Fla. Races Headed For Recounts As Voter Tally Deadline Passes

    Florida’s secretary of state orders recounts for three closely contested midterm races.

    Secretary of State Ken Dizner called for machine recounts in the governor’s, Senate and agricultural commissioners race Saturday, after all counties submitted their results.

    Current figures show GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott remains ahead of incumbent Bill Nelson by less than a quarter of a percentage point.

    The race for governor is still separated by less than half a percentage point.

  12. How terrible are Dems as people? They arranged for the Parkland shooter to register to vote
    By Ben Bowles November 10, 2018

    We have been reminded once again in recent days just how desperate Democrats are to get every last vote counted — even when the votes are illegitimate.

    The new majority party has long been soft on illegal immigration, figuring that every warm body that sneaks across the southern border is another prospective voter. In the last couple of years, they turned their efforts toward registering convicted felons. In 2916, the governor of Virginia gave 206,000 felons the right to vote, flouting the state constitution’s intent. A year later an election worker in North Carolina was charged with altering a voter database so felons could vote.

    For a group that loves to demonize Donald Trump for his supposed callousness, they seem to know no lows when it comes to pushing their agenda. This was illustrated by a cringe-worthy story out of Broward County, Fla. No, the story is not related to embattled county election supervisor Brenda Snipes, who is once again making a mockery out of the right to vote. Rather it involves a decision by Sheriff Scott Israel, a Democrat, to allow members of Get Out the Vote into the jail to register inmates. One of those inmates Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, who is currently awaiting trial.

    The voting drive took place in July but just came to light thanks to a tweet by Andrew Pollock, whose daughter was killed in the massacre:

  13. FL election worker signs affidavit accusing Broward County elections staff of filling in ballots
    By LU Staff November 11, 2018

    In Broward County, Fla., there are apparently two ways to recount ballots. One is to re-tabulate the documents via machine. A second way is for election works to fill in blank ballots and add them to the mix.

    An affidavit sworn to in November 2016 by one Chelsey Marie Smith accuses county election workers of the latter, which if proven is a federal crime. Smith was herself an election worker until she blew the whistle on this fraudulent act and was summarily fired.

    Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp cites the Smith affidavit in a complaint filed in court on behalf of Eric Caldwell, who is running state commissioner of agriculture. In the complaint, Caldwell seeks to enjoin Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes from continuing the recount, arguing that there are irregularities in the ballot tabulation.

    Here is Smith’s affidavit.

  14. Trump Interior Dept reverses Obama policy: Cooperates in border enforcement, will surge for caravans
    By J.E. Dyer November 11, 2018

    If you want to know why there has been a manufactured drumbeat of innuendo and rumor about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over the last several weeks, a good place to start is with the change in policy on his watch regarding immigration and security enforcement in Interior-administered borderlands.

    There has been almost no media coverage of this development. However, the Washington Examiner carried a brief article by John Siciliano on the topic on Friday, 9 November. The article contained an eye-opening nugget:

    [A] new Interior report show[ed] the department’s law enforcement arm recently increased arrests of illegal immigrants by almost 4,000 percent.

    Read a little bit further, and sure enough, it turns out the report refers to enforcement in the extensive federally-administered public lands along the U.S. border, mostly in New Mexico and Arizona.

  15. Dems who once demanded Trump fire Jeff Sessions now want him investigated for firing Sessions
    By LU Staff November 10, 2018

    For the first two years of the Trump presidency, Democratic lawmakers and their water carriers in the media never tired of demanding that he fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “If Trump wants to fire Jeff Sessions, let him – it would be a gift to America,” blared a headline in The Guardian in July. By September, the natives had grown restless, judging from the title of a post by CNN’s Chris Cillizza, which asked, “Why the hell hasn’t Donald Trump just fired Jeff Sessions?”

    So now that the president has finally gone ahead and given Sessions his walking papers, is the Left happy? Foolish question. The Left is never happy unless they are in charge of government. And since that’s not the case, they now want Trump’s blood.

    Soon after word came that Sessions was out, Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted:

  16. In Interview Just After Being Fired, Sessions Called Duration Of Mueller Probe ‘Unhealthy’

    In an interview just after being forced to resign as attorney general on Wednesday, Jeff Sessions stood by his decision to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller probe, while acknowledging that the length of the investigation has proved “unhealthy.”

    Sessions spoke to Wall Street Journal’s Judith Miller as he was leaving the Justice Department.

    Sessions told Miller that he did not expect the Mueller probe would last as long as it has. And though he suggested the 18 month investigation has lasted too long, he said that “the country is committed to this course.” (RELATED: Trump Fires Jeff Sessions)

    He said that he is “confident” that the investigation is being handled “appropriately and with justification.”

    Sessions was replaced by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker. A former U.S. attorney, Whitaker has publicly criticized the Mueller investigation.

    President Donald Trump has made no secret of his frustration with Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe. Sessions recused himself on March 3, 2017 after revelations that he had undisclosed contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign.

  17. Leftists Mobilize Nationwide After Sessions Firing

    Invoking a “constitutional crisis,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow went on Twitter to endorse calls for far-left activists to take to the streets tonight in protests aimed at saving the Mueller probe.

    Rachel Maddow MSNBC

    It’s happening.

    This is the “Break Glass in Case of Emergency” plan to protect the Mueller investigation.

    5pm (local time) protests tomorrow/Thursday Nov 8.

    We knew this would happen at some point — the day has arrived.
    Indivisible Guide
    Replying to @IndivisibleTeam

    #TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw. Trump has crossed a red line – and we’re mobilizing. In January, our newly elected MoCs should launch investigations & hearings on day one. And tomorrow at 5 PM (local time), we march in the streets. Find an event near you:
    5:05 PM – Nov 7, 2018

    Richard: Before he was fired the left was calling on President Trump to fire him, now they are screaming bloody murder because President Trump did fire him. Consistence isn’t their strong point.

  18. Lawyers for Gillum, Nelson fight to include non-citizen votes in Florida
    By Daily Caller News Foundation November 11, 2018

    Lawyers for Florida Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson both fought to prevent a non-citizen’s vote from being excluded Friday night, according to a transcript of a Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceeding obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

    Michael Barnett, chairman of the Palm Beach Republican Party, told TheDCNF that the county’s canvassing board was going through provisional ballots and quickly deciding whether to allow or disallow each. This exchange is of the first non-citizen’s vote they encountered. “We had a court reporter that we hired to sit in the proceedings, which are public,” he said.

    The vote was disallowed despite the objections of the lawyers because two of the three members of the canvassing board ruled that it was an impermissible vote, he said.

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  19. SURPRISE! Arizona Finds 68,000 More Votes In Favor of Dem Kyrsten Sinema

    Funny how votes from Republicans are never ‘found.’

    Florida and Arizona are turning into laughingstocks at the moment.

    Somehow, more and more ballots are being found days after the elections in favor of Democrat candidates.

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    Florida and Arizona are turning into laughingstocks at the moment.

    Somehow, more and more ballots are being found days after the elections in favor of Democrat candidates.

    In this case, 68,000 new votes were counted for Rep. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday.

  20. Moslem spanks 8 month pregnet woman in the street

    This is from my colleague and friend Amigo de Israel‘s blog, from Portugal:

    We had already a Muslim who tried to kill the Pope here in Portugal, Portuguese boys who joined ISIS, beatings of Portuguese people by Muslims, killings that the Police and the media hide (they talk about “North Africans”) and rapes of Portuguese women by “migrants”.

    This one is another bit of “cultural enrichment” by the Religion of Peace. It happened in the city of Funchal, Madeira Island (Atlantic Ocean, South of Portugal mainland, near the coast of Africa):
    Homem agride a própria mulher grávida de 8 meses no Funchal

    • I hadn’t read about such things happening in Portugal before, except the rape of an old homeless woman by an Eritrean.
      How did these people end up on Madeira?

      Looks like more than a “spanking”, the woman is covered in blood. Broken nose? The description of the video says nothing about the identity of the wifebeater, do you have link for story?

      • Portuguese used to station military there. Left over relic of their African adventures, the long-running war in Angola.
        I visited when I was a child. Magical place, very old-world Portuguese honeymoon favorite.
        A gem, now probably ruined.

  21. A Bloodbath for Christians, No Response from Egypt

    by Raymond Ibrahim
    November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

    On November 2, heavily armed Islamic terrorists ambushed and massacred Christians returning home after visiting the ancient St. Samuel Monastery in Minya, Egypt.

    Seven pilgrims — including a 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy — were shot to death. More than 20 were left injured with bullet wounds or shards of broken glass from the buses’ windows. “I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they were Christian,” said Pope Francis after the attack.

    Pictures posted on social media reveal “bodies soaked in blood and distorted faces of men and women.” In one video posted, a man can be heard crying, “The gunshot got you in the head, my boy!” and repeating, “What a loss!”

    After the first and largest bus had passed the ambush point, the terrorists emerged in black 4x4s and opened fire with automatic weapons on the second bus; six pilgrims were injured, including a small child. Fortunately, the bus driver managed to escape and speed away, at which point the terrorists fired on the third and smallest bus as it approached. After the driver was killed, they surrounded the stalled minibus and opened fire on all sides. The bus carried 20 people — 14 adults and six children — all from one extended family who had visited the monastery to baptize two of the children.

  22. BREAKING: Voter Fraud Allegedly Found In Deep Blue Florida County

    Over 100 provisional ballots were rejected in Miami-Dade County on Thursday after election officials said that those people showed up to vote a second time in the same election, according to a local media reporter.

    The news comes as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed earlier in the day that the Democrats and Florida election officials with questionable records were trying to “steal” the election in Broward County, which is just north of Miami-Dade County.

    Miami-Dade County is one of the bluest counties in the state of Florida, as nearly two-thirds of the county voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

  23. So.
    The WaPoo is not only a CIA/MB mouthpiece.
    It’s given a platform to the genocidal Houthis in Yemen.

    The Washington Post’s Perplexing Platform for Press Predators

    It’s shocking that the Washington Post gave an op-ed soapbox to Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, leader of Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. They’re formally known as Ansar Allah (Helpers of God).

    Perhaps the Washington Post is ratcheting up its stance against Saudi Arabia following the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, who was affiliated with the Post. The Saudis must be held accountable for what happened in their Istanbul consulate, but giving a soapbox to al-Houthi is not an answer. The “enemy of my enemy is my friend” approach is going to backfire on the Post and mislead its readers. The Houthis are certainly not friendly to journalists.

    As press predators go, the Houthis would rank up there with Khashoggi’s killers.

    We’re talking about an organization responsible for the death of Yemeni journalists Eissa Abad and Anwar al-Rakan who were last seen alive at Houthi checkpoints. Another three disappeared at another checkpoint in July.

    We’re talking about an organization accused of rocket attacks deliberately targeting journalists — most recently in April, when photographer Abdullah al-Qadry was killed and three other journalists were injured.

    We’re talking about an organization that restricts journalists in the Yemeni areas it controls.

    We’re talking about an organization accused of sending children into battle, using banned anti-personnel mines, indiscriminate shelling of civilians and embed themselves in proximity to United Nations aid workers, effectively turning them into human shields.

    All of those incidents were in 2018 alone.

  24. New U.S. Sanctions Omit Key Firms Linked to Iran’s Armed Forces

    The United States on Monday sanctioned more than 700 Iranian entities and individuals for enabling Tehran’s malign conduct, but it omitted half of the publicly listed firms under the principal control of the regime’s security forces. Listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), these lucrative companies play a major role in financing Iran’s regional aggression and domestic repression.

  25. IDF soldier killed in Gaza

    An IDF soldier from an elite unit was killed on Sunday night during an operation in the Gaza Strip.

    Another soldier was injured and evacuated to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. Their families have been notified.…

    The incident occurred during an IDF operation three kilometers deep inside the Gaza Strip. The force entered Gaza in a civilian car, apparently in order to eliminate or kidnap Nur Barakeh, commander of the eastern battalion of Hamas’ Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades in Khan Yunis.

    According to reports from Gaza, due to a complication in the operation, exchanges of fire broke out between the terrorists and the Israeli forces, during which the Israel Air Force attacked in Gaza and killed at least seven Hamas terrorists.

    The special force of the IDF was able to leave Gaza and, contrary to rumors that circulated at the time, no soldier was kidnapped. Following the incident, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu cut short his visit to Paris and is now making his way to Israel.

    On Sunday evening, sirens were heard in the Gaza envelope. According to the IDF, at least 10 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in open areas or were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. There were no physical injuries.

    Residents living in the area reported hearing loud explosions. Residents of the Eshkol Regional Council were called upon to remain close to protected areas. The Home Front Command announced that schools in the Gaza envelope will be closed on Monday due to the security situation.…

    • Which makes this article from leftist Ynet kinda premature:
      Calm in Gaza, unrest in the West Bank

      Analysis: While the Qatari money arrived in Gaza and helped calm tensions, the West Bank sees almost monthly terror attacks or attempted attacks that undermine the quiet in the area. To prevent a flare-up in the territories, the IDF must send troops trained to handle clashes, while at the same time ensure Palestinian daily lives are not disrupted.,7340,L-5394945,00.html

      • The timing of this outbreak is odd (to me, anyway ).
        • Israel had just facilitated an emergency cash transfer of $15M from Qatar to Hamas, a deal mediated via Egypt.

        • Palestinian Authority MaHOUND Abbas was furious, has been trying to starve Gaza out.

        • There were some in Israel who thought this was unconscionable bribery:

        “The Qatari money transferred to Gaza under Israel’s auspices is a protection racket to Hamas; however, it remains unclear why the Jewish state doesn’t use the Qatari money as leverage to return the MIAs and POWs from Gaza.”

        • Hamas isn’t the only enemy in Gaza. There’s Palestinian Islamic Jihad, directly under control of Iran, though they’re supposed to be subordinate to Hamas. They fired rockets in October, “allegedly at the behest of Iran.”

        Iran is pressuring US using Islamic Jihad in Gaza

        Iran is worried by Netanyahu’s visit to Oman and the progress in ceasefire talks in Gaza. To disrupt these efforts, Tehran sent Islamic Jihad to fire a massive barrage of rockets. Islamic Jihad also stands to gain, it gets to have the final say and claim a victory.,7340,L-5381560,00.html

  26. VICE News – This Is Steve Bannon’s Grand Plan For Europe

    When President Trump’s former strategist, Steve Bannon, was ousted from his White House post, he didn’t disappear.

    He went to Europe and is heading up new projects to support right-wing populist parties that are currently surging across the continent.

    We sent Michael Moynihan to Sweden, Italy, and Belgium to track Bannon and see the rise of Europe’s right-wing populist movement firsthand.

  27. Iraqi Popular Forces Repulse Daesh Attack near Syria Border (tasnimnews, Nov 11, 2018)

    “TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), known as Hashd al-Shaabi, on Sunday repelled a major attack by the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group, preventing it from infiltrating into the Arab country from neighboring Syria…”

  28. 700K Oil Barrels Sold on Stock Exchange in Iran (tasnimnews, Nov 11, 2018)

    “TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran sold 700,000 barrels of oil through its stock exchange on Sunday.

    Three buyers placed their bids when the 700,000 barrels of crude were offered for sale in the international ring of the Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX).

    They were sold at a price of $64.97 a barrel, in three deals.

    During the first stage, Iran had sold 280,000 barrels of crude in the stock exchange on October 28.

    In July, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said Iran would sell oil through stock exchange to counter the US sanctions on the country’s oil exports.

    The US had announced plans to drive Iran’s oil exports down to zero, but backed off from its policy and granted waivers to at least 8 countries that import Iranian oil.”

  29. Yemeni Forces Inflict Heavy Casualties on Saudi-Backed Fighters South of Hudaydah (+Video) (tasnimnews, Nov 11, 2018)

    “TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Yemeni war media wing released a new video footage showing clashes between Ansarullah forces and the Saudi-backed fighters south of the Yemeni port city of al-Hudaydah.

    According to Ansarullah sources, the popular forces and their local allies had killed 180 Saudi-backed fighters and destroyed 21 military vehicles in western Yemen during the last two days during a series of battles that took place at supply lines of pro-Saudi forces.

    The released video shows the significant casualties that the Saudi forces have suffered during the battle at the strategic area.”

  30. WSJ – Hillary Will Run Again

    Reinventing herself as a liberal firebrand, Mrs. Clinton will easily capture the 2020 nomination.

    […]True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies. She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.

    […]Claims of a Russian conspiracy and the unfairness of the Electoral College shielded Mrs. Clinton from ever truly conceding she had lost. She was robbed…

    […]Mrs. Clinton has a 75% approval rating among Democrats, an unfinished mission to be the first female president, and a personal grievance against Mr. Trump, whose supporters pilloried her with chants of “Lock her up!” This must be avenged.

    […]Mrs. Clinton won’t travel the country in a van with Huma Abedin this time, doing small events and retail politics. Instead she will enter through the front door, mobilizing the army of professional women behind her, leveraging her social networks, and raking in donations.

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  31. Egypt state gazette publishes names of 164 Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya members placed on terrorism list (ahram, Nov 11, 2018)–AlGamaa-Al.aspx

    “Egypt’s official gazette published on Sunday the names of 164 members of the hard-line Islamist movement Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya who were placed on a terrorism list by a Cairo criminal court on 28 October.

    The court placed the group, which waged an armed insurgency in the 1990s but renounced violence more than a decade ago, on a “terrorist entities” list, and placed 164 of its members on the terrorism list for five years.

    The list includes the group’s leading members Assem Abdel-Maged, Mohamed El-Islambouly and Tarek El-Zomor.

    The court also ordered that the funds of those added to the list be seized and managed by a special committee.

    “These are judicial precautionary measures that seek to preserve, protect and [serve] the interest of the entire society,” said the court.

    The court’s decision was based on a memo prepared by the High State Security Prosecution that says many leaders and members of Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya “renounced their previous initiative to stop violence and declared their adherence to the ideology of the organisation that justifies violent acts,” and regard the president as an infidel for failing to abide by Islamic Sharia law, the official gazette said.

    Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya was implicated in the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar El-Sadat before they renounced violence more than a decade ago.

    The group stepped out of the shadow after the 2011 revolution that overthrew longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak.

    After he came in to office in 2012, Mubarak’s successor Mohamed Morsi freed some members of the group who had been jailed during the group’s armed insurrection against the state in the 1990s.

    Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood group who was removed from office after a one-year rule, is now serving a 20-year sentence after being convicted for involvement in the killing of protesters during demonstrations that culminated in his ouster, and a 25-year jail term over spying for Qatar.

    Egyptian authorities banned the Brotherhood in 2013 and declared it a terrorist organisation.”

  32. Fazl accuses PTI govt of attempting to end blasphemy law (tribune, Nov 12, 2018)

    “PESHAWAR: The ideology of Pakistan is based on Islamic principles, but today the party, which has been given the task to run the government, wants to end the blasphemy law and the Islamic ideology in the country, the JUI-F chief says.

    “First, this government tried to make amendments to the blasphemy law whereas the culprit in a blasphemy case was acquitted,” said Maulana Fazlur Rehman while addressing a workers convention on Ring Road on Sunday.

    Member of National Assembly Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Maulana Gul Naseeb, Maulana Shujaul Mulk and other leaders also delivered speeches.

    Fazl said, “Imran has been imposed on the country and in the Aasia (Bibi) case got a pat on the back from European countries as well as the US.”

    He said when (Zulfikar Ali) Bhutto was hanged, it was not accepted, and when Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen were also disqualified, the public did not accept the decision. “Just like that, the public does not accept the verdict in the Aasia Masih case,” he said, adding that as it has hurt the sentiments of the Ummah, the Supreme Court should withdraw its decision.

    “Rigging took place openly during the elections and a party was made to win; and the Election Commission of Pakistan completely failed in conducting free and fair elections,” said the JUI-F chief.

    He said the government wants to end the registration of Madrassas, while strict Madrassa laws are being made, but the JUI-F “will protect the Madrassas”.

    “People are being arrested in the Aasia Bibi case but we are not afraid of jails and first of all the JUI will not shy away from rendering any sacrifice to protect the blasphemy law,” he said.

    He said a blasphemy law convention is being held on November 15.

    Addressing the event, former Senate deputy chairman Maulana Ghafoor Haideri said, “Imran Khan said if he goes to the IMF for loans he will commit suicide that day. Now the prime minister sahib should pick a date to commit suicide.”

    Maulana Haideri said the current government has broken the inflation record of the previous government as “today the inflation market is booming”, while “the prime minister sahib is busy in begging from different countries”.”

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