Iraq

Iraq Wants To Legalize Child Marriage

The Daily Beast 14 April 2014
By Scott Bixby

A new law would approve marriage to girls as young as nine in a bid to appease the nation’s conservatives ahead of parliamentary elections. In a bid to please the nation’s Shi’a Muslim

 

Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9

The Washington Post 11 April 2014
By Terrence McCoy

Decades ago, in the years after Iraq gained independence, a tradition of child marriage persisted in its hills and plains. Upon their fathers’ orders, Iraqi girls were betrothed to

 

"They Are Slaughtering Us Like Chickens"

Gatestone Institute 9 April 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

"The songs of praise to God are banned here." — Police officers to Christians, Turkmenistan. "Meanwhile, an increasing number of people are being incarcerated for crimes

 

Germany: Three Arrested in Syria-Linked Terrorism Bust

Israel National News 7 April 2014
By Tova Dvorin

German authorities arrested three people with alleged ties to an Al Qaeda-linked rebel group on Monday in police raids across the country, the federal prosecutor's office said.

 

Sunni Revolt in Syria Has Given Al-Qa'ida More Power in Iraq

AINA 21 March 2014

Events in Iraq are not always what they seem: take two occurrences over the past year illustrating the difference between appearance and the reality in Iraq

 

Let Sharia-Freedom Reign

Diana West 21 March 2014

When Westerners and Muslims talk about "freedom," they are talking about two entirely different ideas. Tragically, irresponsibly, the political and academic elite still don't

 

British convict says he met bin Laden ´20 to 50 times´

The News 11 March 2014

A British terror convict has told a New York trial he met Osama bin Laden up to 50 times and was recruited by Al-Qaeda to blow up a passenger jet. Saajid Badat was

 

Iraqi Women Protest Bill Allowing Men to Marry 9-Year-Old Girls

Atlas Shrugs 11 March 2014
By Pamela Geller

All that American blood and treasure in Iraq to impose Islamic law. 9-year-old girls like Muhammad’s favorite wife Aisha will now be fresh meat to savages. It is a crime

 

Iraqi Cabinet OKs Law Allowing Child Marriage, Marital Rape

Clarion Project 10 March 2014

    The new legislation, which institutes sharia law in family matters, will be sent to the legislature for approval

Women in Iraq took to the streets on International Women’s Day to protest the recent decision by the cabinet to approve draft legislation to institute sharia law in Iraq based

 

Suicide bomber kills 37 at crowded Iraq checkpoint

Rappler 10 March 2014

A suicide bomber killed 37 people, including two state television employees, at a checkpoint near Baghdad Sunday, March 9, after Iraq's premier accused Riyadh and Doha of

 

Egypt joins Arab anti-money laundering, terrorism funding agreement

State Information Service 26 February 2014

President Adli Mansour issued a decree approving Egypt's joining of an Arab anti-money laundering and terrorism financing agreement, which was signed in Cairo in December 2010

 

10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death

Journal Express 25 February 2014
By Terri Rupar

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed a law that imposes a 14-year prison sentence for homosexual acts - and life sentences for those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality." A measure imposing the death penalty was removed from an earlier version of the bill.

 

Muslims Capture 9 Year Old Christian Girl, And Brutally Rape Her For 19 Days

Shoebat 25 February 2014
By Theodore Shoebat

A nine year old Christian girl in Jordan was captured by Muslims who brutally raped her for 19 days. She was from Iraq and lived in Jordan as a refugee. After 19 days of sexual torture

 

Greater Men have Tried

The Times of Israel 22 February 2014
By Paula R. Stern

Open letter to John Kerry: Dear Secretary of State John Kerry: Because of my respect for the United States, I will attempt to afford you the honor you think you so richly deserve.

 

Crisis in Arab civilization

The Jerusalem Post 18 February 2014
By LEON DE WINTER

There has never been such a thing as the "Arab Spring”; a true Arab spring can only develop when the Arabs start developing civil societies. But until now the value systems of

 

U.S. "Chose to Stay Silent" on Muslim Persecution of Christians: November 2013

Gatestone Institute 15 February 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

The rise of endemic Christian persecution in the Middle East was noted in November when Roman Catholic Pope Francis declared "We will not resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians" and stressed the importance of "the universal right to lead a dignified life and freely practice one's own faith" after meeting with patriarchs from Syria, Iran, and Iraq -- all countries where Christian minorities are under attack.

 

The Arab Spring, Islam and oil wealth

Al Monitor 10 February 2014
By Talal Salman

Both the western and eastern parts of the Arab world today seem quite different than three years ago, when the so-called Arab Spring started. Several regimes are gone and have

 

British 'jihad leader' shot dead in Syria fighting alongside notorious ISIS gang

Mirror 6 February 2014
By David Collins

A British Muslim who went to Syria to fight with a notorious gang of jihadists has been shot dead. Abu Layth al-Khorasani is thought to have been leading a British battalion of the ISIS

 

Al Qaeda extorts businessmen in Iraq

Money Jihad 6 February 2014

Al Qaeda shakes down businessmen as a form of zakat, the traditional Islamic tax on wealth. Other jihadist groups, such as the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, have taken

 

From International Brigades to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Al Arabiya News 31 January 2014

Between July 1936 and April 1939 a brutal civil war devastated Spain. The country was divided into two main factions: right wing nationalists and leftist republicans. External

 
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