Syria: ‘Human Rights Watch’, Key Player in the Manufacture of Propaganda for War and Foreign Intervention by Tim Anderson and Mazen al-Akhras ~ Global Research The Washington-based group ‘Human Rig...
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A REMINDER OF THE REALITY OF THE HORRORS OF WARFARE
Not for the squeamish!!..... but to illustrate what horrors have been endured by both sides in Iraq.....as we sit cocooned and protected with our laptops and computers,whilst others to do our dirty work ....
Anjem Choudary, the radical Muslim preacher, is to go on trial in January accused of inviting support for Islamic State.
A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to two terror charges at Manchester Magistrates' Court.
The girl, who cannot be named, admitted possessing "recipes for explosives" and a bomb making guide.
Her arrest in April followed an investigation by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
The inquiry also led to the arrest of a boy, 14, from Blackburn who has admitted involvement in a plot to attack police in Australia.
Two soldiers were killed and three were wounded on Aug. 24 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) mine attack in the southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari.
A schoolgirl was "radicalised" when her family exposed her to propaganda by the Islamic State group and must be removed from their home, the High Court says.
A mum who police have been hunting for FIVE years after she allegedly abducted her children has been arrested in Canada.
SPANISH police have smashed a gang who smuggled illegal Albanian immigrants into the UK
Officers in Barcelona and major airports including Majorca and Madrid have arrested 85 people including false passport holders and those who provided them with the fake documents.
The arrests followed an investigation which began last November when police detected a surge in the number of Albanians travelling through Spain to the UK and Ireland.
Detectives say members of the gang promised the immigrants they would help them get dream jobs in Britain before supplying them with fake Romanian, Italian or Greek passports to help them get into the country.
Six of those arrested are minors. More than 100 falsified documents, including ID cards, student IDs and driving licences, have been seized.
Around a dozen of those detained are travel facilitators who have been accused of belonging to a criminal gang.
European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem calls on member states to take more refugees, and offers 6000 euros support for each refugee taken from camps and resettled in the EU.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the family of the Palestinian child Ali Dawabsha, who was murdered in an attack on his home in the Arab village of Duma early this morning.
No longer a private Obama initiative, but rather official US gov't policy: Muslim terrorism is simply 'violent extremism.'
Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the policy this past Friday at Aspen Institute's annual security forum in Washington, D.C.
He explained that though it was a Muslim terrorist who shot to death four unarmed Marines in Tennessee two weeks ago, the government will call the attack, and other similar ones, "violent extremism" and not "Islamic terrorism" - out of respect for the Muslim community.
Johnson said it is "critical" to refrain from the "Islamic" label in order to "build trust" among Muslims.
The Tennessee murderer, Mohammad Abdulazeez, is officially a "homegrown violent extremist," according to the government – even though he blogged about his Islamic religious motivations for the attack. He and his family also attended a local mosque controlled by a terror-tied Islamic trust.
Johnson explained that if officials called Islamic terrorism "Islamic," they'd "get nowhere" in gaining the "cooperation" of the Muslim community.
The moderator of the panel tried to protest: "Isn't [the] government denying the fundamental religious component of this kind of extremism by not using the word Islamic?"
"I could not disagree more," Johnson responded, and explained that Islam "is about peace."
Responses to Johnson's remarks were fast and furious. The Clarion Project advanced two quick objections: "Putting aside the argument that to be able to fight the phenomenon of Islamic terror, one has to be able to name it," wrote Meira Svirsky, editor of ClarionProject.org, "it is plainly a strategy that has failed - primarily because the Muslims whom the government is trying to appease are the very ones supporting the same extremist ideology – Islamism -- that drives the terrorists."
In addition, an op-ed by Investor's Business Daily accused Johnson of failing to understand that the strategy is simply not working. The article notes that the FBI has warned that it can't keep up with all the homegrown Muslim terrorism cases cropping up now in every single one of the 50 states. The article states that "pandering to local Muslim leaders" has failed to deliver where it is most needed: "U.S. Attorney Bill Killian helped dedicate [the Tennessee terrorist's] mosque at its grand opening in 2012, [and] even befriended its leader. Did [that leader] tip him off about Abdulazeez's radicalization? Did he stop him from driving down the street and opening fire on two military sites?"
Not only that, but in Minneapolis, the local Muslim leaders are "cooperating" by demanding that the FBI release jailed ISIS terrorist suspects. In Boston, congregants of a mosque attended by the Boston marathon bombers are "cooperating" by holding fundraisers and rallies for convicted al-Qaida- and ISIS-tied terrorists.
Investor's Business Daily urges the passage of a law that will allow local authorities to press legal action not just against terrorists but also any of their supporters in the Muslim community.
A long-serving Democratic member of Congress and four associates were indicted for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy to further their political and financial interests, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The crimes include bribery, conspiracy to commit wire, bank, mail and honest services fraud, falsification of records and money laundering.
Sarah Palin pulled no punches when calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood on Sunday, pointing out that it was Planned Parenthood, not the Confederate flag, which killed 90,000 black babies in 2014.
The wife of a convicted terrorist, who was prosecuted after refusing to submit to a police interrogation, has lost her human rights case in the Supreme Court.
More than 500,000 Catholics, including many senior clerics, have signed a petition calling on Pope Francis to reaffirm traditional teaching on marriage and the family after months of confusion over his supposed liberal stance on the issue.
The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes is said to have survived a blaze at the El Goloso base near Madrid last month
A WORKER at a Bradford mosque is on trial accused of the repeated sexual abuse of two young boys aged nine and 12.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to learn from a Church of Scotland project in Malta which provides interest free loans to migrants and asylum seekers.
Chief Constable Jon Boutcher
Police say the men were arrested after the teenage, who is in care, was raped on two separate occasions.
Police have arrested a group of men after a teenager in care was raped on two separate occasions this weekend.
The first incident of sexual abuse relating to the 14-year-old is alleged to have taken place on Thursday July 30.
Police then received a second report that the same teenager had been taken to an address in Rochdale and raped by a group of men on Saturday August 1.
The girl is being supported by specially trained officers.
Police are now investigating the possibility that the two incidents are linked and have arrested six men on suspicion of rape.
Detective Inspector Paul Copplestone of the Serious Sexual Offences Unit said: “We have made significant progress in the investigation and have so far arrested six people who have since been bailed and at this stage I would like to stress that we do not believe there to be a threat to anyone else in Rochdale.
“Our key priority is ensuring that the victim is fully supported during this extremely traumatic time.
“I want to assure the people of Rochdale and the rest of Greater Manchester that tackling offences of this nature remains a top priority for Greater Manchester Police and we will continue to do everything in our power to prevent the sexual exploitation of children whilst also providing support to the victims.”
All of the men have been bailed until October 29 pending further enquiries.
Eighteen suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after a lorry was stopped on the M1 in Hertfordshire.
ON THE very first page of his new book, Not in God’s Name, Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi in the UK, quotes the 17th-century French scientist and philosopher, Blaise Pascal: “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction”.
New figures from the Federal Criminal Police Office show that the number of people smugglers arrested this year has risen by 25 percent compared to last year. Between January and the end of June almost 350 suspected smugglers were charged. A total of 500 were charged during 2014.
Authorities in Niger's Diffa area, on the border with Nigeria, have banned the full Islamic veil following suicide attacks in countries in the region by women wearing the religious garment, an official said Wednesday.
Tariq Rana of Wolverhampton shot mother-in-law Ghulam Asia at her Lahore home after his wife Ayesha Riaz left him
An abusive husband has been convicted of gunning down his mother-in-law on her doorstep in Pakistan in a revenge killing after his wife left him.
Tariq Rana, 31, shot Ghulam Asia at her house in Pakistan in retaliation after 28-year-old Ayesha Riaz split up with him. Rana travelled from his Wolverhamptonhome to track down and murder her relatives. He went to Asia’s home in Lahore with an unnamed accomplice, dressed as a delivery man.
The pair rang the doorbell and when Asia, 49, went to the gate to sign for the delivery, Rana shot her. She died hours later from internal injuries caused by two gunshot wounds.
Rana then made a series of telephone calls to Riaz’s brothers, threatening to kill them all unless she came back to him, according to police.
Rana will be sentenced on 31 July at the Old Bailey after he was convicted at Woolwich crown court of murder.
He claimed during the trial that he had nothing to do with the shooting and was at Asia’s home with a bodyguard to try to reconcile with his wife.
An argument ensued, during which two gunshots were fired by either the bodyguard or a member of Asia’s own family, he told the jury.
Rana was prosecuted in the UK under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 for the attack on 27 July 2013. The act gives authority for a UK national to stand trial for a murder committed overseas.
DCI Tim Duffield of the Metropolitan police’s homicide and major crime command, described Rana as a violent and controlling man who murdered his mother-in-law “in the most callous and brutal way”.
“This was not a spontaneous event, but rather a revenge-driven premeditated attack aimed at causing the maximum distress and suffering to his estranged wife and her family,” he said.
“It is also important to recognise the considerable assistance we received from the Pakistani authorities, without which justice for Mrs Asia’s family would not have been possible.
“My deepest sympathies go out to Mrs Asia’s family who have shown great dignity and courage throughout.”
Rana’s sister Nargus Ahmed, 33, and brother-in-law Muhammed Adeel, 35, were both acquitted of assisting an offender following the four-week trial.
A three-year-old child is among hundreds of young Londoners who have been identified as potential future extremists or at risk of radicalisation.
He faces charges that he “raised money and recruited fighters for a foreign terrorist organization battling the Afghan government and its allies, including U.S. troops.” So many misunderstanders of Islam!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Dutch-Turkish national accused of raising funds and recruiting in Europe for an Islamist militant group active in Afghanistan has been extradited to the United States and charged with terrorism offenses, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.
Irfan Demirtas, 56, accused of providing support for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, appeared in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia on Monday, the Justice Department said in a statement.
He faces charges that he “raised money and recruited fighters for a foreign terrorist organization battling the Afghan government and its allies, including U.S. troops,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent Cohen Jr.
Demirtas, also known as Nasrullah, was arrested in Germany in January on a warrant and extradited to the United States on Friday, the statement said….
Demirtas’ activities allegedly took place in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Jordan, the Netherlands, France and elsewhere outside the United States, it said.