A muslim group that has never received any media attention, is possibly the greatest threat to capitalism, yet has never had a knife swung or a bullet fired in its name, has had the farthest reaching influence in the Muslim world and defines its own greatest enemy as 'The self'
A major police operation is under way in the Boston area following the killing of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Even as tensions between Beijing and Tokyo grow by the day, there are good reasons to believe outright conflict can be avoided.
In Islam, the Muslim scripture, the Qur'an, is taken to represent the completion of these scriptures, and to synthesize them as God's true, final, and eternal message to humanity. Because the People of the Book recognize the God of Abraham as the one and only god, as do Muslims, and they practice revealed faiths based on divine ordinances, tolerance and autonomy is accorded to them in societies governed by sharia (Islamic divine law).
Throughout history, citizen disarmament generally leads to one of two inevitable outcomes: Government tyranny and genocide, or, revolution and civil war. Anti-gun statists would, of course, argue that countries like the UK and Australia have not suffered such a result. My response would be – just give them time...
Binyamin Netanyahu's plan for mass building on occupied terrorities seen as retaliation for recognition of Palestinian state... the fun and games continues...
Mitt Romney's secretly recorded comments on the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians reveal both misrepresentations and a shaky grasp of regional geography. But they also highlight a point of view that is gaining traction on both sides of the conflict: that the "two-state solution" is dead and that alternative scenarios must be considered and even embraced.
Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday.
They argued, and the man abruptly left the little office, returning 30 or 40 minutes later with a turquoise bottle. Aftab tried to block the arc of battery acid, but it melted much of the right side of her face and left her with swirling, bone-deep burns on her chest and arms. She ran for the door, but a second man grabbed her hair, and they poured the acid down her throat, searing her esophagus. A decade and 31 surgeries later, Aftab is an accounting major at the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a melodic laugh. She spoke no English when she arrived in Houston in February 2004, but is poised to take her citizenship test later this month.
A British journalist was brutally sexually assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir Square as thousands of Egyptians gathered to celebrate the nation's presidential election results. Natasha Smith, 22, has detailed how she was violently attacked by a 'group of animals' who stripped her naked, scratched and clenched her breasts and 'forced their fingers inside her'. She only escaped by donning men's clothes and a burka and being whisked away to safety by two other men.
The Afghan government have accused the Taliban today of poisoning schoolgirls by bribing students and workers to sneak toxic chemicals into drinking water or spread it around school grounds. Officials have said that 15 suspects have now been arrested. They revealed that six schools in northern Takhar province had been affected in the past three weeks, and although they did not give a total number of girls who got sick, they said one school alone had 125 cases.
havent been keeping up with politics recently but thought this was funny (found on facebook)
Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has halted its work in detention centers in a Libyan city because it said its medical staff were being asked to patch up detainees mid-way through torture sessions so they could go back for more abuse.
music video's form the 1960's.
Investigators believe Kim has been used in this way by other families in the congregation, and asked for victims and witnesses to come forward.
Fuckin religious nutters
A young man was fatally shot Thursday evening just yards from the Occupy Oakland encampment outside City Hall. And before the ambulance had even pulled away, people were debating whether the killing was somehow linked to the month-old gathering.
BATH, ENGLAND — Ninety years ago, Sir Eyre Crowe was permanent under-secretary of the British Foreign Office. That’s to say he was an unelected official who answered to a political head, in his case the foreign secretary.
Doubtless Sir Eyre was speaking for all his colleagues at “the Office,” and perhaps all diplomats, when he said that he always “deplored all public speeches on foreign affairs.” That was the voice of the true professional, who thought diplomacy too important to be left to the politicians, let alone their electorates.
Israel has decided to expand the settlement of Gilo in East Jerusalem with more than 1,100 new homes to be built on occupied territory.
US President Barack Obama’s decision to use the US’ veto prerogative if the United Nations votes to recognise a Palestinian state will constitute a blow to those seeking peace in the Middle East.
"The Palestinians won't achieve statehood, but they will consign the 'peace process' to history".
Terrorist groups aim to cloud our minds in order to subvert our values: we must not give into their ploy, and instead remain cool-headed in the face of this danger.
Islamic Jihad, PRC responsible for almost all of Sunday's 30 rockets fired from Gaza; IAF specifically targets rocket-launching squads.
The prime minister must not succumb to seductive calls for a show of power in Gaza; Hamas wasn't behind Thursday's attacks, nor does it seek to increase tensions with Israel.
Frequent bombings, assassinations and a resurgence in violence by Shiite militias have made Iraq more dangerous now than it was just a year ago, a U.S. government watchdog concludes in a report released Saturday. "Iraq remains an extraordinarily dangerous place to work," Bowen concluded in his 172-page quarterly report to Congress and the Obama administration on progress – and setbacks – in Iraq. "It is less safe, in my judgment, than 12 months ago."