Political reactions

Erdogan goes after his enemies

Times of Malta 3 April 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan looked a step closer to a presidential bid and to gaining the upper hand in a bitter power struggle, casting strong local election results as a mandate to

 

NATO Taps Norway’s Stoltenberg to Deal With Russia, Afghans

Bloomberg 3 April 2014
By James G. Neuger

NATO picked former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its next civilian leader, as the western military alliance confronts a more assertive Russia and winds down the war

 

The Saudi-Turkey cold war for Sunni hegemony

Al Monitor 3 April 2014
By Abdulmajeed al-Buluwi

The current “cold war” in the Middle East has taken two forms. It involves the Shiite-Sunni war being fought in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Gulf, as well as a parallel Sunni-Sunni conflict

 

Amnesty calls on Britain not to ignore human rights abuses in Egypt

Amnesty International has called on the British government not to ignore the crackdown in Egypt. This follows the request by Prime Minister David Cameron to investigate the activities of the Muslim

 

Real satisfaction: Rolling Stones choose Israel over BDS boycott

Fox News 3 April 2014
By Zev Chafets

In late March, Israeli concert promoter Shuki Weiss gathered the local media for an announcement of historical importance: The Rolling Stones are coming to town in early June for a huge

 

Missiles of Peace

Liberty GB 3 April 2014

Friday 14th March. So far today there have been no more missiles. There was apparently one further south this morning but it missed any occupied area. We are sitting ducks

 

Saudi Arabia Puts Atheists in the "Terrorist" Category

Answering Muslims 3 April 2014
By David Wood

The Qur'an lays out strict penalties for anyone who commits the vague crime of "making mischief" in the land: Qur'an 5:33—The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and

 

Struggling Sudan gets $1 bn from Qatar

The National 3 April 2014

Qatar’s emir held talks in Sudan on Wednesday at a time of strained ties between his country and other Gulf countries over Doha’s perceived support for the Muslim Brotherhood

 

The Saudi Connection

Rutland Herald 3 April 2014

While Washington’s eyes are trained on the political, military and humane complexities surrounding Ukraine and Syria, President Obama faces another foreign affairs challenge, the growing

 

Chris Christie Dodges Criticism on His Support of Islamists

Islamist Watch 3 April 2014
By Ryan Mauro

When asked at a Republican coalition event of potential donors to a presidential bid, Christie brushed off the criticism as 'Internet BS.' Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie said

 

Video: So, this is how Barack Hussein Obama is getting weapons from Benghazi to the jihadists/terrorists in Syria

Bare Naked Islam 3 April 2014

I always knew they were going through Turkey but wasn’t exactly sure how. In case you forgot, this was the reason Ambassador Christopher Stevens was at a U.S. mission/warehouse, NOT a consulate, in Libya.

 

Kansas: Ex-Army recruit’s espoused jihad, killing US soldiers, FBI says not a threat

Creeping Sharia 3 April 2014

John Thomas Booker, 19, of Topeka, Kan. enlisted in the Army in February and was due to report for basic training on April 7. But the FBI interviewed him in March and alerted the Army, which

 

Thirteen years after 9/11, Saudi Arabia's school textbooks still teach bigotry

Global Post 3 April 2014
By Michael Goldfarb

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and under much official pressure, Saudi's promised to edit religious hate speech out of school textbooks. A dozen years later, many of the old books

 

Second sunrise of Indian jihad

The Hindu 3 April 2014
By Praveen Swami

Each bombing the Indian Mujahideen carries out is a medium for a political message enmeshed with India’s dystopic communal landscape: that democratic politics cannot defend India’s

 

Qatar "UAE's 8th emirate", says Dubai security chief

Arabian Business 3 April 2014
By Beatrice Thomas

A top Dubai security official has sparked outrage on social media after reportedly claiming on his Twitter account that Qatar was the “UAE’s eighth emirate”. General Dahi Khalfan, who

 

European Elections a Turning Point for Europe?

Gatestone Institute 2 April 2014
By Peter Martino

The municipal elections in France resulted in a huge victory for the Front National of Marine Le Pen. For the first time since 1995, France will again have FN mayors. Marine Le

 

Senior Police Officer: Turkey Blackmailed Dutch Justice

Klaas Langedoen, former chief of Criminal Intelligence Service (CID) says that in exchange for a Dutch condemnation of the Koerd Baybasin on the basis of false proofs, Turkey agreed to

 

Le Pen: ‘We don’t have problems with Islam’

BuenosAiresHerald.com 2 April 2014
By Elaine Ganley

HENIN-BEAUMONT — Marine Le Pen saw political gold in the abandoned coal mines of northern France that once pumped life, jobs and an identity into places like Henin-Beaumont — a

 

Rome mayor secures Saudi art restoration funds

ANSA 2 April 2014

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino has secured a long-term deal with the Saudi monarchy to fund restoration projects in the cash-strapped Italian capital, the mayor's office said Monday

 

Video: Voices for the Voiceless

Gates Of Vienna 2 April 2014
By Baron Bodissey

Everyone who labors in the “Islamophobia” business has to contend with the same issue: a lack of effectiveness in the wider world. As has often been pointed out, this website

 
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