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Two killed in Pakistan mosque bomb blast
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Man, 26, who placed two rice cookers in NYC subway station has a warrant out for his arrest in West Virginia and was once charged for 'sending sexually explicit video involving an animal to a juvenile'
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Police say two suspicious packages found inside a major Lower Manhattan subway station near the One World Trade Center were not explosives

  • They were later confirmed to be rice cookers and had not been modified

  • A third suspicious item was found in Chelsea moments after, but police say it too was an unmodified rice cooker and was not explosive

  • Larry Kenton Griffin II, 26, is the man captured on surveillance footage pushing a shopping cart containing a number of rice cookers, DailyMail.com revealed

  • Griffin has previously been charged for allegedly trying to seduce a juvenile male for sex through social media
Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  pushing a shopping cart containing a number of rice cookers

Subtle.
Posted by: gorb || 08/17/2019 3:21 Comments || Top||

#2  A 26 year old gay man with a trionym and a fetish for distributing rice cookers. There's a Netflix production waiting to be made. Look at 'im. Just waiting to be stylized on digital.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/17/2019 5:20 Comments || Top||

#3  "Want some rice cake little boy ?"
Posted by: Snavimble Bucket1794 || 08/17/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#4  We sure he's not Afghan? I mean, trying to get with a little boy, an unsubtle bomb threat, dumb as a post...
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/17/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#5  "Keep Fn that chicken"
Posted by: Frank g || 08/17/2019 12:25 Comments || Top||

#6  I guess homosexual pedophile sex offender didn't get Larry enough attention. Now he can add trans-terrorist to his/her/xer resume. Might be enough to land him the lead in a Broadway show.
Posted by: Varmint Slomomble7722 || 08/17/2019 17:54 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Philadelphia: Maurice Hill, who wounded six cops in shootout, is devout Muslim who attended jihadi mosque
[Clarion Project] Maurice Hill, the criminal who wounded six police officers in a shootout in Philadelphia and was arrested after a seven-hour standoff, attended a radical mosque.

The mosque, called Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar, is known for preaching the Islamist ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia referred to as "Wahhabism."

Clarion Intelligence Network has been aware through its sources that the area where the shootings took place is known for trafficking in guns, drugs and counterfeit items. This criminal market has a strong Islamist element that includes extremist gangs.

Hill’s older sister said he "occasionally attended" an unnamed mosque, confirming initial reports from our sources that Hill is a Muslim. The sources do not yet have first-hand evidence of the shooter being personally involved in Islamist extremism.

Clarion Intel’s sources report that Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar is a Salafi mosque which follows the theocratic teachings of Saudi Arabia’s top Wahhabist scholars.

At this point, there is no indication that Hill’s shooting of police officers was motivated by Islamism or anything other than a desire to resist arrest.

However, Islamism’s inherent hostility towards Western governments and values fuels anti-police bigotry that can justify violence against law enforcement. Clarion’s sources stated that many of the mosque’s attendees view the police as oppressors of Muslims.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2019 07:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [404 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  If Bath House had a son...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/17/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Let me break out my shocked face
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/17/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Wait until this hits the television news outlets.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#4  The whole thing will be covered up and swept away nothing to see kids watch!
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 08/17/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Is that a prayer bump on his forehead?
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Tear that mosque down.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/17/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Ash Wednesday mark on forehead?

Trying to throw the G-men off his trail?
Posted by: Lex || 08/17/2019 10:50 Comments || Top||

#8  Wait until this hits the television news outlets.

But don't hold your breath.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/17/2019 11:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Hill’s older sister said he "occasionally attended" an unnamed mosque

Later, it'll change to;

"He did mention he used to pass it by..."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/17/2019 11:28 Comments || Top||

#10  Shame the sole didn't take advantage of the bullseye he helpfully provided on his forehead.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/17/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||

#11  Next, lengthy investigation needs to be launched in order to determine whether or not it is terror related.
Posted by: gorb || 08/17/2019 14:52 Comments || Top||

#12  Please tell me he wasn't taken alive. If so here's hoping he gets the Jeffrey Epstein treatment in jail.
Posted by: jpal || 08/17/2019 16:38 Comments || Top||

#13  But jpal what do the Clinton's have against him?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/17/2019 18:45 Comments || Top||

#14  #6 Tear that mosque down

If anyone had any balls, that is exactly what would happen.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/17/2019 20:34 Comments || Top||

#15  Every major US community will eventually have their deadly Hamas. Death and destruction will follow. Leftist society multi-destructuralism.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 08/17/2019 22:14 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Trump says the United States should build more mental institutions
Overton Window moved.
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Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We already have one. It is called Washington DC.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 08/17/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  America has enough universities.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/17/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Nope. I'm categorically against providing free housing to Democrats.
Posted by: Shith Slereting3318 || 08/17/2019 19:39 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban militants use mosques, residential houses as fighting positions: Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs are using the mosques and residential houses as fighting positions, IED making facilities and command and control centers.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the group claims civilians are harmed when their fighters are targeted in such places.

The Thunder Corps released the statement in reaction to the latest claims of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
that civilians were targeted in Jahangir Bazar area of Gilan district in Ghazni.

However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
the 203rd Thunder Corps said the group is lying and the latest claim is Taliban part of the Taliban’s failed campaign to defame the security forces and government.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the fighters of Taliban are also disguising themselves in women’s dress in a bid to safeguard themselves but they can never remain hidden from the eyes of the security forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Is that like having to count bullets used in a fire fight and putting fire bases on valley floors surrounded on all sides just wondering?
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 08/17/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Talking Rock Avalanche there?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/17/2019 12:56 Comments || Top||

#3  disguising themselves in women’s dress in a bid to safeguard themselves but they can never remain hidden from the eyes of the security forces.

The muslim male has superhuman 'chick appraisal' abilities. Centuries of having to gauge the form from a dark silhouette.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/17/2019 13:05 Comments || Top||

#4  They are even better at spotting 10 year old boys.
Posted by: Varmint Slomomble7722 || 08/17/2019 16:14 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Houthis believe Khamenei is continuing the Prophet’s leadership
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
s consider Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s leadership to be the continuation of that of the Prophet Muhammad and his son-in-law Ali, said the front man of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia during a meeting with Khamenei, the Supreme Leader’s official website reported.

Twelver Shias believe that Ali is one of 12 spiritual and political successors to the Prophet, or imams.

Khamenei met with Mohammed Abdul Salam in Tehran on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Abdul Salam gave Khamenei a letter from the leader of the Houthi militia Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.

"The oppressed and mujahid Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i nation will undoubtedly be victorious," Khamenei told Abdul Salam.

Khamenei offered his condolences for the death of Ibrahim al-Houthi, brother of the group’s leader, who was killed on August 9.

The Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen said on Sunday that Ibrahim al-Houthi had been killed as part of an "internal operation" because of a dispute between different factions of the group and within its leadership, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Khamenei accused Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and the UAE of "seeking to separate Yemen" and called for a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue.

Iran’s anti-US and anti-Western stances are "based on facts as well as the West’s and US officials’ actions," said Khamenei, accusing the US and Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an countries of committing "heinous" crimes "while faking a humane, civil, and ethical face and constantly preaching about human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has developed "important abilities" in defensive arms despite sanctions, he said.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Europe
More migrants have been taken from the rescue vessel Open Arms for medical reasons
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Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Medical reasons, eh? That would explain all those kidneys suddenly showing up on darknet eBay.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/17/2019 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Fly them to Libya after.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/17/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
India could change No First Use Nuclear Policy - Defence Minister
[NDTV] New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today underscored that India reserves the right to change its policy of 'No First Use', which has been the cornerstone of India's nuclear weapons policy for decades. The government firmly stands by its 'No First Use' policy but "what happens in the future will depend on the circumstances," the minister said at Pokhran in Rajasthan, the site of two nuclear tests by India.

"Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atalji (former prime minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee's) firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of 'No First Use'. It is true that till now, India has strictly adhered to the 'No First Use' policy. What happens in the future depends on the circumstances," Rajnath Singh told reporters in Pokhran, where he attended the closing ceremony of the Army Scout Master competition in Pokhran.

The ruling BJP's manifesto for the 2014 elections included a promise to "revise and update India's nuclear doctrine". But while campaigning for that election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dismissed a question on scrapping the No First Use policy in an interview to news agency ANI. "No First Use was a great initiative of Atal Bihari Vajpayee - there is no compromise on that. We are very clear. No First Use is a reflection of our cultural inheritance," he had said in April 2014, on the verge of an election in which he stormed to power.
The wording suggests their mind is made up, pretty much.
This is not the first time in the last few years that BJP leaders have said it was time to amend India's position. In November 2016, then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had expressed reservations over India's nuclear posture. More recently, Lieutenant General BS Nagpal, the former commander-in-chief of the Strategic Forces Command, is reported to have said that the No First Use policy was a 'formula for disaster.'
If Imran Khan's panties were in a bunch over Kashmir, watch him freak out on this as he paces outside the UNSC hall.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/17/2019 13:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  don't tease me like this
Posted by: chris || 08/17/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Hopefully first use and last use of nukes. I doubt the Pakis could respond with much.
Posted by: jpal || 08/17/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||


WaPo: Kashmir crisis isn’t about territory It’s about a Hindu victory over Islam
[Twitter- WaPo]
Posted by: 3dc || 08/17/2019 05:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And we know which side of that dispute the WAPO supports.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/17/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Not entirely convinced (partially, but not entirely). But even saying that it is, so what? Hindus have never, ever been WORSE neighbors than Muslims. Usually they are substantially better.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 08/17/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  you say that like it's a bad thing....
Posted by: Shith Slereting3318 || 08/17/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#4  I see it as human victory over Islam. In these times of Islam and Nihilism masquerading as Socialism, we humans should hang together.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/17/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#5  The cultures that shall bend to plodding islamist will, accommodating their own sworn enemies - those cultures will find themselves in a bitter war to survive.

Some people mistake it for a wayward subset of normal social evolution that shall die out the more we evolve. Most people in the west don't even know how to deal with it, primarily because it's born from somewhere the current generation in power have never experienced - the hell of the third world.

Every nation's government, chosen by democratic principles and featuring a modern constitution owes it to its people to keep the islamic element in chains of destitution and helplessness. Confined, contained, isolated so it can never achieve its ambition.

It is only the second best solution. Our humanity or the fear of human voters, rather is what keeps us from the best one.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/17/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#6  WaPo
We want civilisation to lose and iSlam to win.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/17/2019 15:52 Comments || Top||


Crackdown launched on sale of Indian films
[DAWN] The government has launched a crackdown on sale of Indian movies and banned airing of advertisements for India-made products on television channels in the wake of tensions over the situation in India-held Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
"We have banned Indian advertisements and launched a crackdown on CD shops to confiscate Indian movies," said Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information.

Talking to Dawn on Thursday, she said the interior ministry had already started a crackdown on Indian movies in the federal capital and it would be expanded to other parts of the country soon in collaboration with the provincial governments. "Today the interior ministry raided some compact disc shops in Islamabad and confiscated Indian movies."

Meanwhile,
...back at the fist fight, Jake ducked another roundhouse, then parried with his left, then with his right, finally with his chin...
the Pakistain Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has prohibited airing of advertisements for India-made products on television and radio networks.

In a letter circulated to all its television and radio licencees on Wednesday, the authority recalled that it had withdrawn permission for airing Indian channels and content on the Supreme Court’s directive in October last year.

"However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
it has been observed that advertisements of various products of multi-nationals, which are either produced in India or carry Indian characters, are being aired on electronic media," said the letter posted on Pemra’s Twitter account.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Already have their copy of Kesari.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/17/2019 12:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Hope India goes full nukes on the Pakis and puts and end to it. Would give a hint to the Mad Mullahs of Iran that they could be next.

Sometimes even Allah himself can't save your bacon!
Posted by: jpal || 08/17/2019 17:05 Comments || Top||


Zardari sent to Adiala Jail on judicial remand till August 19
[DAWN] An accountability court in Islamabad on Friday sent PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari
... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...
to Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail on judicial remand till August 19 in the fake bank accounts case.

Zardari was presented before accountability judge Mohammad Bashir who sent the former president to jail after NAB prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi argued that there had been a new development in the case and sought an extension in the PPP leader's physical remand.

Requesting further custody of Zardari, Abbasi said that a suspect had given a statement which they wanted to confront Zardari about.

An official notification issued by the court stated that Zardari's judicial remand had been approved and he was to be kept in jail until his next court appearance on August 19. Prior to this, the PPP co-chairperson was in NAB custody. On July 29, the court had granted a 10-day remand of the former president.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli minister says US Congresswoman Tlaib’s request to visit was a provocation to embarrass the country
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: PLO


Southeast Asia
Malaysia to question Naik over ‘sensitive remarks’
[DAWN] Malaysian authorities would summon Indian preacher Zakir Naik
Indian Islamic preacher, founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation, which doesn't rely very heavily on the scientific method. He is also the founder of the oxymoronic Peace TV channel through which he reaches 200 million viewers. He has been called an authority on comparative religion and the most influential Salafi ideologue in India, though usually by himself. Before becoming a public speaker, he trained as a physician. His preaching is currently banned in India, Bangladesh, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Antarctica. He is currently holed up in Malaysia, where he's not banned...
for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation, the government said on Thursday.

The move comes after several ministers demanded Naik’s expulsion on Wednesday after he said Hindus in Malaysia had "100 times more rights" than the Moslem minority in India.

Naik, who has lived in Malaysia for about three years and faces charges of money laundering and hate speech in India, has come under fire for comments allegedly pitting the country’s ethnic and religious minorities against the ethnic Malay majority, who are predominantly Moslem.

Police would question Naik and several other individuals and groups for making "racially-tinged statements" and for spreading false news that affected public sensitivities, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.

"I would like to remind all parties, including non-citizens, that enforcement agencies under my ministry will not think twice to take legal action against anyone who attempts to threaten public harmony and peace," Muhyiddin said in a statement.

Asked for comment, a representative for Naik said he would first need to study the minister’s statement.

Race and religion are sensitive issues in Malaysia, where Malay Moslems make up about 60 per cent of a population of 32 million. The rest are mostly ethnic Chinese and Indians, most of whom are Hindus.

Naik, who has repeatedly denied the charges against him in India, has said his detractors were quoting him out of context to malign him.

State news agency Bernama quoted Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as saying this week that Naik could not be sent back to India because of fears for his safety.

"If any (other) country wants to have him, they are welcome," Mahathir added.

India banned Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation in late 2016, accusing him of encouraging and aiding its followers to "promote or attempt to promote feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious communities and groups".

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Salafists


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
SDF propose longer, shallower ‘safe zone’ in north Syria
[Rudaw] As US and Ottoman Turkish officials thrash out the terms of the new ’safe zone’ in northern Syria, Mazloum Abdi, commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), outlined his force’s alternative vision for the border.

Since striking a deal last week, Washington and Ankara have both remained tightlipped on the exact terms of the safe zone ‐ how deep into Syrian territory it will reach, how far it will stretch along the border, what forces will patrol it, or how long it will be in place for.

US officials have since met with SDF commanders to discuss the proposals and search for a compromise between Syria’s Kurds and the Ottoman Turkish government. During these meetings, the SDF set out their own vision for the ’safe zone’.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


‘Childbearing is a type of Jihad’ says Khamenei army representative
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Childbearing is a type of jihad, said the representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the Iranian army on Thursday, adding that "enemies" seek to reduce the population of Moslem countries, the Iranian semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
"For the love of Gawd, huuummmppp!"
"Childbearing in the current circumstances is considered a type of jihad and it would please the Almighty God," said Abbas Mohammad Hassani.

"Enemies of Shiism are trying to prevent the Shiite population from growing, while they continue to increase their own population," he said, adding that their goal is for Moslems not to have enough "defenders."

"All Shiites must, therefore, take on the jihad of childbearing to counter the goals and conspiracies of the enemies," the representative said.

"Countering conspiracies to overthrow the Islamic Theocratic Republic" is another reason for considering childbearing a type of jihad, according to Hassani. "We need warriors to preserve our existence, identity, and capital."

Moslem women who have children with the intention of stopping the enemies from reaching their goals will "undoubtedly" receive the reward of jihad for the sake of God, said Hassani.

He also compared childbearing with performing the Hajj pilgrimage and fasting during Ramadan, saying that those are also "difficult religious duties," but they are completed despite their difficulty.

"Some" use the state of livelihood in Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
as an "excuse" to oppose an increase in population, said Hassani. "It is a misconception with no religious justification."

The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report for 2019 forecasted a 4.5 negative percent growth for Iran, making it the worst-ranked economy only ahead of Nicaragua. In 2018, Iran’s GDP per capita was $5,037, less than half of the global average based on World Bank statistics.

According to CEIC Data, Iran’s unemployment rate stands at 12.1 percent, while the official youth unemployment rate is 27 percent.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had also emphasized the importance of a population increase in remarks published by his official website.

"You see, in some Western countries, for example in America, a family has 15 to 20 children ... they are even encouraged, and no one blames them. But when it is our turn, the opposite is encouraged," said Khamenei.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Arafat knew it 50 years ago.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/17/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#2  15 to 20? Is he drunk?
Posted by: Frank g || 08/17/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/17/2019 12:56 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm sure Allah is pleased whenever one of his Muslima sex slaves pops out another jihadi baby. They're like roaches hard to get rid of once they've got a foothold.
Posted by: jpal || 08/17/2019 21:06 Comments || Top||


Joint Turkish-US operation center to establish and manage a safe zone in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week
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