Standard Chartered, a bank in England, has been accused of laundering $250 billion for Iran over a six-year time span. Defying sanctions against doing business with Iran, Standard Chatered joins HSBC, Barclay’s, Lloyd’s, Credit Swiss and still others in a summer of scandals that have seen officials uncover a vast system of profit-making for doing business with the supposedly isolated Iranian regime.
Gatestone Institute 14 August 2012
By Peter Martino
During the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, Count Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), refused to hold a minute of silence for the eleven Israeli Olympic athletes murdered forty years ago at Munich. Instead, a week before the official opening of the Games, the Belgian aristocrat held a minute of silence during a minor ceremony in the Olympic village.
Gates of Vienna 14 August 2012
Christian Jung is a German writer and editor for blu-News. In his capacity as a municipal employee for the city of Munich, he was harassed by his superiors for having unacceptable political views — a situation that is drearily familiar now to regular readers of Gates of Vienna.
AFDI Pro-Israel bus campaign: Hamas-CAIR's sharia petition to stop the ads in accordance with the blasphemy laws
Obama again spreads false claim that Thomas Jefferson hosted first Ramadan iftar dinner at White House
Medical Daily 14 August 2012
By Nikki Tucker
In Africa nearly 92 million adolescent girls, 10-years-old and above, underwent female genital mutilation. For many young girls female genital mutilation leads to prolonged bleeding, infections, infertility and even death. UNICEF describes female genital mutilation as "one of the worst violations of the convention on the rights of the child."
I recently spent a week in Europe investigating the Muslim Brotherhood movement in the West to gain more information on how this secretive organization—which is growing in power--operates. During my trip I interviewed two Muslim leaders who have been linked to the group and also visited Brotherhood-connected mosques.
American Thinker 13 August 2012
By Janet Levy
The marked proliferation of mosques in the U.S. since 9/11 should raise a red flag for Americans. Recent controversies surrounding mega-mosque construction projects countrywide -- many in locations with almost no Muslims to speak of -- have grave implications for the future of these targeted communities and areas beyond.