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Austria Is Shutting Down Mosques And Ejecting Imams
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Africa Horn
U.S. Vows To Enhance Fight Against Al-Shabab Despite Loss Of Soldier
[RADIOSHABELLE] The U.S. military vowed on Saturday to enhance fight against terrorism posed by al-Qaeda and its affiliate, al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
as well as the threat posed by the IS in Somalia despite the killing of its soldiers on Friday.

Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of the U.S. Africa Command, said its special forces will continue to partner with African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to degrade terrorist threat posed by the myrmidon groups in the Horn of Africa nation.

"Our strategy in East Africa is to build partner capacity to ensure that violent myrmidon organizations, who wish harm in the region, wish harm on the European continent, and ultimately wish to harm the United States," Waldhauser said in a statement.

The statement came after the U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said its soldier was killed and four others injured during a joint operation on Friday afternoon, about 350 km southwest of Mogadishu.

Africom said about 800 U.S., Kenyan and Somali forces came under mortar and small-arms fire during a multi-day security operation.

Waldhauser said the maimed Americans have been treated and discharged and are currently in Kenya as they await follow-on transportation for additional medical evaluation.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
UN imposes sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya
[Libya Observer]
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Dignity Operation official: We will move troops to ‘liberate’ Misrata and Sabha after Derna
[Libya Observer] An official from the ranks of Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
’s self-styled army said Derna will not be the final target for their army, but other cities will be on the list.

The media coordinator of Dignity Operation’s "Omer Mukhtar Room for the Liberation of Derna", Abdul-Karim Sabra, told Russia’s Sputnik on Saturday that "the Libyan Armed Forces will not stop in Derna, but they will move on to the southern region, and they will liberate Sabha, Misrata and entire Libya."

He added that the aim of their planned move is to "maintain Libya’s unity and get rid of all forms of terrorism in the east, south and west of Libya."

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
Kufra mayor, Muftah Abu Khalil, declared to the Russian news agency that the southern region could be the next target for "they army", confirming that Derna battle will not be the last.

"Liberating Derna will be an important step in the war on terrorism, and then comes the next stage which is eradicating all terrorist groups from Libya." He said.

Dignity Operation launched early in May an assault on Derna to take it over from what it called "terrorist groups."
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Tales of torture and horror: Inside Houthi prisons in Yemen
[Al Jazeera] Ex-prisoners tell their stories of torture, arbitrary detention and mistreatment in Houthi-controlled prisons.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
A Girl's Killing Shakes Germany's Migration Debate
[NYTimes] It was a gruesome murder: A 14-year-old girl was raped and strangled, her body buried under brushwood in a secluded area near the railway tracks near her hometown in western Germany.

But the fact that the chief suspect is an Iraqi asylum seeker has turned a terrible crime into political dynamite.

On Friday, the case dominated the German news media and became the latest cudgel for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s opponents and, some predicted, a potential turning point in the migration debate in a country where some 10,000 asylum seekers still enter every month.

There is no doubt the murder has given ammunition to those who want to get tougher, led by the far right, who are waging a widening challenge to what they contend is the government’s botched handling of asylum cases.

The murder suspect, identified as Ali Bashar, a 20-year-old Iraqi, arrived in Germany in October 2015, shortly after Ms. Merkel opened the borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants. He was rejected in late 2016, but was allowed to stay in the country while his appeal was pending.

Last Saturday, he and seven other members of his family managed to flee the country, boarding a plane in Düsseldorf with papers apparently issued by the Iraqi Consulate but featuring false names, after paying cash for a one-way fare to Istanbul and then on to Iraq, where he has since been arrested.

The case is not linked to the scandal at the German migration agency, but together they have played into fears that Ms. Merkel’s government is not in control of the migrant situation.

The scandal at the migration agency has been building for weeks since state prosecutors began a criminal investigation into alleged corruption at a regional office in Bremen, in northern Germany. The investigation was recently broadened to include at least 10 other offices with above-average rates of granting asylum.

Critics of Ms. Merkel, led by the nativist Alternative for Germany party, now the largest opposition party, have been calling for a parliamentary inquiry into her migration policy. The proposal is gaining traction with other parties, too, and could threaten Ms. Merkel’s uneasy coalition with the Social Democrats.

On Thursday night, after reports of the killing, Alice Weidel, the deputy leader of the AfD, accused Ms. Merkel of sharing responsibility in the death of the girl, who has been identified by the authorities as Susanna Feldmann, and called for her entire cabinet to step down.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The author of this article apparently is a native German. In light of this it is telling that the fact that the victim is Jewish is never mentioned.

Also the article quotes the victim's mother's open letter to Merkel without mentioning her specific complaints about the police.

According to the letter the police initially did not take any action after the girl was reported missing. Only 5 days later, after the mother had hired a lawyer did the police subpoena cell phone data and go public with the search.

Also the mother had told the police that her daughter's fake last message was written in a style she didn't recognize, but she was ignored.

The letter in German can be found here.

Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/11/2018 3:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Cops must have had an idea....
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 06/11/2018 5:48 Comments || Top||

#3  The cops likely have orders not to pursue crimes most likely to have an Islamic origin.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/11/2018 6:48 Comments || Top||

#4  ...Ve were just obeying orders.

Heard that one before?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/11/2018 6:55 Comments || Top||

#5  German "police" are probably similar to the UK "police" in they are nothing like police.

More the political arm to suppress anyone questioning the establishment.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/11/2018 7:05 Comments || Top||

#6  fears that Ms. Merkel’s government is not in control of the migrant situation.


Or this is the situation she wants. Why she should want this is left as an exercise for the reader.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/11/2018 7:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Why she should want this is left as an exercise for the reader.

Her father was a fully committed supporter of Soviet Communism. The religious doctrine her father taught her stated that communist rule is the Christian protestant god's will.

Conversely the mere existence of Western civilization and free societies is a sin against that god.

Theocracy, totalitarianism, enmity towards the West are the essential aspects of Merkel's political and philosophical background.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/11/2018 9:19 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ over Austria Mosque Closures
[BREITBART] Ottoman Turkish President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
attacked Austria’s impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Ottoman Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response.

"These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul covered by AFP.

Austria’s populist government made the announcement on Friday morning at a presser as part of the governing coalition’s campaign against radical Islamic ideology and the influence of countries like The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
in the Austrian Islamic community, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Media reports that between 40 and 60 imams, including their families, could be expelled in total. The imams all stand accused of receiving funding from abroad. Official investigations have been launched in 11 cases. Two of the imams had already been denied extensions to their residency permits.

Among the mosques facing closure is the Mosque of the Grey Wolves on Antonsplatz, in the working-class Vienna district of Favoriten, where the Gallipoli reenactment took place.

The other six mosques are in Vienna, Upper Austria and Carinthia, in all of which hardline salafist
...also known as Wahhabis, salafists are against innovation in religion or in anything else. They eat the same things every meal of every day and all their children are named Abdullah or Mohammed. Not all salafists are takfiris, but all takfiris are salafists. They are fond of praying five times a day and killing infidels...
teachings are said to be widespread.

Mr. Erdogan, speaking Saturday, said: "They say they’re going to kick our religious men out of Austria. Do you think we will not react if you do such a thing?"

"That means we’re going to have to do something," he added without elaborating.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Well your empire never took Vienna so why do you deserve a Mosque there?
They were DEFEATED at it's gates.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/11/2018 2:24 Comments || Top||

#2  "Erdogan", the name still sounds like a Lord of the Rings swamp villain. A high priest of the waxed pig moon god.

Hint tickle toes, we have been at war. Just ask the Armenians.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/11/2018 3:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Erdogan knows with the help of Soros and Merkel all of Europe can finally be a part of the Ottoman Empire.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 06/11/2018 4:21 Comments || Top||

#4  our religious men
That's why they're kicking 'em out. Just like you got rid of all the Greeks.
Posted by: Spot || 06/11/2018 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Islamist are like Progressives, never give up seeking ever more power over others.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/11/2018 11:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Bring it. Your ilk haven't been a military force to be reckoned with since they kicked your ass outside Vienna.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/11/2018 14:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Just ask the Armenians.

That's kinda hard to do there these days.
Posted by: gorb || 06/11/2018 15:26 Comments || Top||

#8  "These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent," Erdogan said in a speech
When did the war against Dar Al-Harb ever stop, jackass?
Posted by: magpie || 06/11/2018 19:05 Comments || Top||


Iraq
PM al-Abadi: Fire at ballot-box warehouse plot to harm Iraq
[Al Jazeera] PM says burning of Baghdad site where ballot boxes from disputed vote were kept aimed at sabotaging democracy.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Palestinians must decide fate of Palestine: Ayatollah Khamenei
[PRESSTV] Fearless Leader of the Islamic Revolution
...Iran's doddering head theocrat...
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
...the successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the actual dictator of Iran...
says the fate of Paleostine must be determined by Paleostinians, including Moslems, Jews and Christians, who originally lived in the historical land of Paleostine.

"Today, democracy is a modern method, which is accepted by the entire world. We said that to determine the fate of the historical country of Paleostine, they must refer to the people of Paleostine and this proposal has been registered at the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
as the Islamic Theocratic Republic’s opinion," Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with a group of university professors and academics in Tehran on Sunday.

The Leader added that a poll must be conducted among Paleostinians, who have lived there since 100 years or 80 years ago, including Moslems, Jews and Christians, and whether they live inside or outside the occupied territories.

"Then whatever they said [and voted for] it must be done. Is this a bad idea? Aren’t European countries ready to understand this?" the Leader asked.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "The Leader added that a poll must be conducted among Paleostinians, who have lived there since 100 years or 80 years ago" Yes, let's poll the 80 year old Palestinians and get their opinions because the young ones have rocks for brains.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/11/2018 14:47 Comments || Top||

#2  this is a surprisingly mild statement by Khamenei
Posted by: lord garth || 06/11/2018 15:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Did the 'Palestinians' even exist 80 years ago? Weren't they made up by the UN in order to have something to hang around Israels neck like a weightstone?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/11/2018 15:18 Comments || Top||

#4  ...who have lived there since 100 years or 80 years ago"

Prussians and Silesians need not apply (even thought they lost a war a mere 3 years prior to the failed Arab-Paleo war on nascent Israel).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/11/2018 15:30 Comments || Top||

#5  CrazyFool. Arab-Israeli war was in 1948. I think the Pals were invented soon after.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/11/2018 15:39 Comments || Top||

#6  I think the idea accelerated after the Yom Kippur War when the Arab states gave up on trying to kill Israel directly and needed to pretend Israel was the bully.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/11/2018 15:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Didn’t our Jerusalem embassy gif him recently? He might still be discombobulated.
Posted by: Clem Kadiddlehopper9000 || 06/11/2018 21:26 Comments || Top||


UN chief calls to investigate Idlib attack
[ALMASDARNEWS] UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a new investigation regarding the recent Arclight airstrikes in the Syrian province of Idlib, the UN press service stated on Sunday.

According to the statement, the Secretary-General "calls for a full investigation of the attacks, in particular, allegations that there was a second strike to the emergency services that arrived to aid the people."

Earlier, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
reported the death of 45 civilians as a result of these airstrikes in Idlib.

In response to these allegations, the Russian Ministry of Defense denied carrying out these airstrikes on June 7th.

According to the Russian military department, "all reports from the London-based ’Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ and ’White Helmets’ regarding a Russian role in this attack are untrue." "

It was also noted that, according to available information, during the day, "fierce fighting took place between two large terrorist groups, who used heavy artillery weapons in this specific page of ​​Idlib."
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Infamous jihadist leader holds meeting with militant group in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The infamous leader of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
, Abu Mohammad al-Joulani, was photographed on Sunday meeting with another myrmidon group in the Idlib Governorate.

According to pro-opposition activists, Joulani met with the commanders of Jaish al-Ghouta in an undisclosed location in the Idlib Governorate.

Joulani allegedly asked the commanders of Jaish al-Ghouta to join forces with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, as they were previously loyal to Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
in east Damascus.

Jaish al-Ghouta was a jihadist group that was previously active in the East Ghouta region; specifically, the Harasta suburb.

These jihadists gave up their positions in Harasta after an agreement was made to evacuate their fighters to the Idlib Governorate.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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  Iran Facilitated Passage Of 9/11 Attackers, Iranian Politician Says
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