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MONTANA: “No one will survive on that train,” said a Minneapolis MUSLIM man who pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a February bomb scare on a westbound Amtrak train that caused the entire train to be evacuated in severe winter conditions west of Browning.
Great Falls Tribune - Hussein Abdi Hassan, 24, pleaded guilty to false information/hoaxes. According tothe U.S. Attorney’s Office, after Hassan was arrested and escorted off
the train for disorderly conduct on Feb. 14, he told a Glacier County Sheriff’s deputy that he had left “something very dangerous” on the train. The train’s conductor had called ahead to the sheriff’s office and requested that Hassan be taken off at the Browning train depot because he was intoxicated and extremely disruptive.
Based upon the threat, the Amtrak train was stopped a short while later in a field between Browning and East Glacier. The Glacier County Sheriff’s Office arranged for approximately 140 passengers to be transported by bus to the Browning Middle School, where community volunteers took care of them. In order to get to the buses, passengers had to walk approximately 75 feet across a frozen pond in extremely snowy and windy conditions.
An explosives team from Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls later searched the train after it was evacuated and found no explosives.
While the deputy who arrested him was taking him to the sheriff’s office in his squad car, Hassan demanded to know why he was being arrested. ”This is not right, I paid for a f- – – ing train ride, and where is my bag?” Hassan said. The deputy responded that he did not get off the train with a bag, at which point Hassan began to laugh, and said, “Damn fools, all of you.”
After Hassan asked again about his bag, he reportedly told the deputy, “No one will survive on that train.” When the deputy asked him why, Hassan reportedly said, “It has something very dangerous in it.”
The deputy asked whether it was a bomb, to which Hassan responded, “Yes, do you even know who is on that train?” The deputy said, no and asked who, to which Hassan replied, “Very dangerous people, very dangerous. My bag was not locked and it can be anywhere, because I do not know where it is at now.”
The deputy asked Hassan whether he was lying, to which he responded, “I am Muslim, I cannot lie.” Hassan then stated to the deputy, “We can sell our story to CNN for a large amount. I’ll be famous for awhile.”
Hassan faces possible penalties of 5 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Attorney’s office also indicated Monday that it would seek restitution of $250,000 to $275,000.
Hassan was also charged in Glacier County District Court in February with two felony charges of criminal endangerment and one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. He is being held at the Cascade County Regional Detention Center.
According to a March detention order signed by U.S. Magistrate Keith Strong, Hassan is not a U.S. citizen and could be deported back to Somalia upon conviction. Strong ordered that Hassan be held while the charges were being processed because he was deemed as a “serious” flight risk with no ties to Montana.
The Obama administration is committed to increasing the refugee quota.
Refugee Resettlement Watch - In recent years up to 95% of the refugees coming to the U.S. were referred by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or were the relatives of UN-picked refugees.Until the late 90’s the U.S. picked the large majority of refugees for resettlement in the U.S. Considering that the refugee influx causes increases in all legal and illegal immigration as family and social networks are established in the U.S., the U.N. is effectively dictating much of U.S. immigration policy. The focus of the refugee program has shifted from those fleeing our cold war adversaries to more diverse populations from Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East.
The leading refugee source countries for the U.S. program in recent years are, in order of admission numbers, Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Iran and Somalia. The program has gradually shifted towards the resettlement of refugees from Muslim countries. Some individuals from Muslim countries are Christians or other minorities, but most are Muslims. In the early 90’s the percentage of Muslim refugees was near 0; by 2000 the program was 44% Muslim. The Muslim component decreased after 911, but today is back up to at least 40% and is set to rise from here.
Today, even professed membership in a U.S.-registered Islamic terrorist group is not a bar to entry on the program as long as the refugee was not a “direct participant” in “terrorist” activity.
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It was a bloody sunrise for the people of this dusty Mexican border town on Tuesday.
Police found two male heads on top of a cement wall in the plaza of Guadalupe Distrito Bravos, a town on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, right across from El Paso, Texas.
Two headless bodies, one of them stabbed in the back, were later found in two separate homes.
Another man and a woman were then discovered in a nearby house with their throats slashed.
Chihuahua state police said they believed all the killings were related.
The first victim appeared to be Cruz Alfonso Salazar, 32. His wife reported to police that she had seen men shoot him dead early on Tuesday, then cut his head off and stick a knife in his back.
Officers found Cruz’s headless body in his own home and then the headless body of 25-year-old Daniel Marrentes Hernandez in a house across the plaza.
At the fourth crime scene, at a nearby home, police discovered the bodies of the man and woman whose throats had been cut. Officers found a rifle and two bloody kitchen knives. They identified the man as Jesus Rivas Ramos, 35, but didn’t release the woman’s name.
Town on lucrative drug route
Authorities did not discuss possible motives for the slayings or indicate whether the killings were drug-related.
The town stands along a lucrative drug corridor being fought over by the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels.
Guadalupe Distrito Bravos has no police department after the only officer, Erika Gandara, was kidnapped in December.
It is now heavily guarded by soldiers and federal police who set up random checkpoints on the highways that connect it and other farming towns to Ciudad Juarez, which has become one of the world’s deadliest cities.
The public transportation system cancelled bus runs between Ciudad Juarez and the town after drivers said they had been attacked by gunmen.
The bodies of three relatives of a slain rights activist were found in the desert outside Guadalupe Distrito Bravos in February.
The case of Josefina Reyes, who was killed in 2010, and her family gained notoriety because they were attacked over the course of a year and remaining relatives recently fled the town of Guadalupe to live in an undisclosed city in Mexico.
Although residents said on Tuesday that it had been quiet for the last few weeks, at least a dozen homes and businesses look closed and burned.
“People here only go out to do their activities. They don’t go out to have fun, they don’t go out for a walk, they don’t go out to the bar,” said a cotton farm worker, who insisted on not being quoted by name out of fear for his safety.
For the second time in slightly more than 48 hours the police chief for the municipality of Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Florencio Santos Hernandez, has been the target of an ambush by gunmen who are more than likely members of Los Zetas.
The first shootout that occurred Sunday resulted in the deaths of four gunmen who reportedly were discovered by the police chief’s security detail while in the process of setting up an ambush on the streets of Guadalupe.
Santos Hernandez, a First Sergeant in the Mexican Army was previously on assignment as a police official in the state of Quintana Roo before being transferred to Guadalupe in early April of this year.
The leadership of many large municipal police forces in Mexico’s most violent and lawless states are being increasingly militarized in an attempt to counter the high degree of corruption and links to organized crime prevalent in those police forces and for closer coordination with Army and Marine units on the streets leading the fight against the drug cartels.
The security details of these police officials connected to the military are often plain clothed active military themselves.
The second attack on the police chief occurred Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 pm when the convoy in which the chief and his security detail were traveling was hit by gunfire at the intersection of Avenida Israel Cavazos and Rincon del Crater.
According to initial reports, armed men aboard three vehicles fired assault weapons against the convoy.
The security detail repelled the attack and killed at least one gunman, but four policemen were injured. A heavily damaged pickup with Texas license plates and tactical gear inside was abandoned at the site of the attack.
The two other vehicles managed to flee the site of the attack.
Minutes after the attack an Army unit arrived and secured the area.
Guadalupe, located in the northern Monterrey metropolitan area, is home to almost three quarters of a million residents and is reported to be a Zeta stronghold with a deeply infiltrated municipal police force.
Police facilities and municipal buildings have suffered several grenade attacks since the beginning of the year as efforts to combat organized crime in Guadalupe gather momentum.
A little over a month ago, on April 6th, Ivonne Alvarez, the mayor of Guadalupe introduced her new security cabinet made up of military men including the new police chief, Santos Hernandez.
The new Public Safety Secretary, retired Colonel Enrique Alberto Sanmiguel Sanchez, promised to immediately implement a “cleansing” operation and promised positive results within four months.
Two other military officers will oversee Guadalupe’s public security command and control (C-4) operations and police training and recruitment.
Since the new security team began operations 56 police officials have been terminated or left voluntarily, including 8 of 10 mid-level “comandantes”.
Tuesday night, eight Guadalupe policemen who were detained during an Army raid and were under arraignment since April 16 for charges of links to organized crime were found guilty by a judge and were re-arrested and transferred to the state “Topo Chico” Cereso prison.
The violence sweeping through the Monterrey metropolitan area led to another attack against policemen on Tuesday, this time in the municipality of Santa Catarina.
Two policeman who had stopped and exited their vehicle were attacked and killed by gunmen travelling in a late model pickup.
The deadly attack occured in the Fama-3 neighborhood. It was reported neighbors and witnesses refused to give any statements to authorities or the media for fear of retribution.
Enfrentamiento deja 4 policias lesionados en Guadalupe.\
Guadalupe renueva se policia
dimiten 8 mandos por militarizacion en Guadalupe
ejecutan a dos policies de Santa Catarina
The federal government respects differing opinions in society, but it disagrees with the points made by Sicilia at the end of a peace march on Sunday, federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire said.
“If anyone has worked for the creation of a civilian police force that is professional, follows the law, is well equipped and has intelligence capabilities that guarantee the safety of the people, that person is Garcia Luna,” Poire said in a press conference Monday at the Los Pinos presidential residence.
The Federal Police, which is under the control of Garcia Luna, “has achieved the capture of many criminals, some of them responsible for some of the crimes that hurt us the most,” Poire said.
The Federal Police is responsible, along with other federal forces, for the weakening of the country’s drug cartels, “the ones that generate violence, kidnappings, extortion,” Poire said.
The federal government accepts the public’s criticism, but “a strong citizens’ culture includes support for the institutions that have yielded fruit in the fight against organized crime and criminality,” the security spokesman said.
Lack of agreement, however, should “not be an obstacle to dialogue,” Poire said.
The poet organized the four-day march from Cuernavaca, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Mexico City, to protest the unraveling of the country at the hands of drug traffickers, violence and corruption.
Sicilia’s 24-year-old son, Juan Francisco, was killed along with six other young men on March 27, with investigators saying that drug traffickers were behind the slayings.
The poet called on Calderon to demand Garcia Luna’s resignation.
The war on drugs has left 40,000 people dead, Sicilia said, adding that Calderon continues to pursue his strategy despite mounting criticism.
Some in the crowd called for the ouster and even killing of Garcia Luna, a conservative who is widely hated and has been accused of corruption by grassroots organizations and some in the media.
The 55-year-old Sicilia, however, urged the crowd to avoid more violence.
“No, don’t let him die, fire him, no more deaths, no more hatred, violence will lead us to more violence,” Sicilia told the crowd.
The dignity and fortitude with which the writer has coped with his son’s death and his demands that the government do more to halt the violence have resonated with people in different sectors of Mexican society, who have come together under the slogan “Estamos hasta la madre!” (We’ve had it up to here!), a typically Mexican expression of exasperation.
The goal of Sicilia’s movement is to forge a national pact aimed at sharply reducing the violence resulting from turf wars among rival drug cartels and a government offensive against the gangs.
Calderon, whose term began in December 2006 and runs through November 2012, is stubbornly sticking to his strategy of combating the powerful drug gangs with tens of thousands of soldiers and Federal Police officers despite an ever-escalating death toll, the poet said.
Calderon’s critics contend that his strategy has only triggered an increasingly violent response from drug traffickers, who are known for brutal tactics, such as hanging their decapitated rivals from bridges in urban areas.
Federal forces also have been accused of rights violations, but the government says it is essential that they play the lead role in combating the cartels due to widespread corruption among law enforcement at the local and state level.
A total of 15,270 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in 2010, the deadliest in current government’s four-and-a-half-year war on the cartels.
Jose Efrain Zarco Cardenas, who also went by the alias Jose Villalobos, was arrested in Mexico City, the secretariat said.
Zarco Cardenas had taken over the cartel’s operations in the state from Miguel Angel Cedillo Gonzalez, who was arrested in April.
“Zarco Cardenas was currently restructuring the organization, and he was in contact with the Gulf cartel, in Tamaulipas, and the La Familia-Los Caballeros Templarios (organization), in Michoacan,” the secretariat said.
The Pacifico Sur cartel boss was apparently seeking a truce with Servando Gomez Martinez, who is the leader of La Familia-Los Caballeros Templarios, and with the operations leader of the Gulf cartel in Reynosa, a border city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
Zarco Cardenas may have been seeking an alliance based on his links to Pacifico Sur cartel leader Edgar Valdez Villarreal, who was arrested last year, the secretariat said.
Valdez Villarreal, known as “La Barbie,” was arrested by the Federal Police on Aug. 30, 2010.
Drug cartels have expanded their presence in Morelos, located in central Mexico, in recent years, analysts say.
Morelos has been plagued by a war between rival drug cartels since Arturo Beltran Leyva died in a shootout with marines at a luxury condo in Cuernavaca, the capital of Morelos, on Dec. 16, 2009.
Beltran Leyva’s death put control of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel up for grabs, setting off a power grab by Valdez Villarreal, one of the drug lord’s top associates.
Hector Beltran Leyva took over control of the cartel after Arturo’s death, but he had to battle a rival faction led by Valdez Villarreal for control of the organization.
Zarco Cardenas previously served as a liaison between the cartel and police officers who were on the criminal organization’s payroll.
The backhoe finally fell silent, and investigator Jesus Salvador Romero stepped out of the compound of Mexico’s latest mass grave site, tugged off a surgical mask and issued a matter-of-fact report on the ghastly scene: The site had yielded 11 bodies in a few hours.
“None of them had bullet wounds. None were stabbed. They all seem to have been strangled using a rope tourniquet and a stick,” Romero said.
In less than a month, the upturned killing fields of this colonial city had given up 180 bodies by Tuesday, by official count, a horrific tally that has forced the local morgue to rent a Thermo King refrigerator truck.
And the ground keeps offering fresh bodies, making it seem likely that Durango’s mass graves soon will eclipse what previously had been the largest set of unidentified corpses uncovered in Mexico: last month, in northeast Tamaulipas state, where 183 bodies piled up.
Never have such massive killing fields been found in such a short time in Mexico – or anywhere in the Western Hemisphere, for that matter. The victims were lost to violence that only seems to intensify in a nation where prosecutors treat evidence shoddily and rarely bring mass murderers to justice. Most of the victims are likely to remain unidentified.
“It’s appalling,” said Joy Olson, the executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America, a social justice advocacy group. Mexicans are vanishing at an increasing pace, she added. “They are disappearing, and where’s the outrage?”
Last month, a journalistic tally by the newspaper Reforma determined that 156 mass graves have been uncovered since President Felipe Calderon came to office in late 2006. Mass graves that once held a dozen or two corpses now yield much higher body counts, all of them probably imprecise.
In Durango, for example, the Mexico City newspaper El Universal claims the total already surpasses 190, but El Universal is counting 13 bodies found in Santiago Papasquiaro in an outlying part of Durango. Compounding the confusion, it is uncertain how to count random body parts, including heads, that are dug up.
Such mass killings have only a few parallels in this hemisphere. One would be Argentina’s “dirty war,” when thousands of leftists died or disappeared during the 1976-83 military rule. Another might be the El Mozote massacre in 1981 in El Salvador, when U.S.-trained troops killed hundreds of villagers.
International experts urge Mexico to exhume the mass graves with an eye to building legal cases and to act more vigorously to identify and search for citizens declared missing.
“The fact that we’re seeing all kinds of people turn up in mass graves underscores the need for Mexico to create a national database for people who have disappeared,” said Nik Steinberg, the Mexico researcher for Human Rights Watch, a New York-based advocacy group. No such database now exists.
Marisol Valles Garcia now gazes toward Mexico from the safety of the United States.
“My country is so close, but so far away,” she said.
Six months ago, they called Valles Garcia the bravest woman in Mexico. The petite but fiery 20-year-old student took a job no one else wanted: police chief in a border region terrorized by the drug war, where police chiefs have become an endangered species. Her predecessor was tortured by drug cartels and then beheaded.
“We were fighting for our town, our community,” said Valles Garcia.
She served the town of Praxedis for a few short months. Then came the death threats.
“They threatened to kill me, my family, my baby boy. I was scared … couldn’t even sleep … always wondering, when are they coming to get me.”
Unfortunately, fear and intimidation have scored another victory along the U.S.-Mexican border, and Valles Garcia is now in the United States, pleading for political asylum.
“I want tranquility … for my family,” she said.
As police chief, Valles Garcia hired more officers, increasing the number of women on her team of 12, but with three shotguns — not to mention one squad car in a city of 10,000 — few were armed. “Our weapons will be principles and values,” she said when she took the job, although Valles Garcia did have two armed bodyguards. She was the first police chief to crack down on domestic violence, and vowed not to get involved in the drug war.
But it was hard to avoid.
Many said Valles Garcia was too young and naive for the job — warring Mexican drug cartels have made Praxedis one of the most violent spots in the world. In the past year alone, 2,500 people were killed in the Juarez Valley.
“I never expected things to get this ugly,” said Valles Garcia.
When she took the police chief job, Valles Garcia famously said, “We’re all afraid, but we should not let fear defeat us.”
“There will always be fear, I’m still afraid. But as long as we’re breathing,” she said, still sounding optimistic, “we can dream for a better world.”
She speaks for the people she’s left behind in that beautiful but violent Mexican valley.
“Don’t ever lose hope,” she said in a message to them. “Continue fighting for your children. I’m sorry I had to leave, but it’s better to be safe and alive here … than to be dead in Mexico.”
Alternative route: A smuggling tunnel kitted out with lights, pumps and ventilation has been discovered running under the Mexican-U.S. border in the city of Nogales
A tunnel running 250 feet beneath the U.S.-Mexican border has been discovered fully kitted out with electricity, water pumps and ventilation.
Authorities in Arizona said although they’ve found dozens of tunnels in Nogales, a city in Santa Cruz County since the 1990s, this one is by far the most sophisticated.
Chief border patrol agent Randy Hill said those who were building it had chiselled through solid rock and installed lighting and other equipment.
Border patrol found an entrance to the tunnel on May 2 in an abandoned building. An investigation has begun with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mexican government.
The tunnel lies 15 feet beneath the ground and is three feet wide and five feet high.
Chief Hill said: ‘This tunnel is more sophisticated than other recently discovered tunnels. They chiselled through solid rock and then installed electricity, lighting, water pumps, and ventilation.’
‘It is a prime example of the risks traffickers will take and the lengths they will go to smuggle contraband into our country.’
The state of Arizona straddles a heavily trafficked route for powerful Mexican cartels smuggling marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines into the U.S.
Security has been tightened along the shared border in recent years leaving drug smugglers no option but to burrow underground to try to evade detection.
At least eight tunnels have been found running beneath the streets on both sides of the border since October last year.
Last weekend, 12 suspected members of a powerful drug gang and a member of Mexico’s Navy were killed in a shoot-out on an island lake that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border.
Drug traffickers used the island on Falcon Lake, located between Texas and the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, for storing marijuana to be transported by boat to the United States.
Details were not immediately available, and the identities of the men were not released. But a law enforcement source characterized the suspects as ‘homegrown,’ and another said they were of ‘North African’ descent. DING DING DING! Can everyone say “Muslim terrorists?”
NY TIMES - Two men who the authorities said intended to carry out a terrorist attack in New York City were arrested late Wednesday, two law enforcement officials said.
Major terrorism cases are generally investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigationand prosecuted by the United States attorney’s office in federal court. But in this case, a law enforcement official said, one official had told the F.B.I. it was not a terrorism case.
The New York Police Department, working with the F.B.I., is usually involved in such cases. They are not generally handled by the Police Department alone and are seldom prosecuted in state court. A terrorist act, according to state law, is one that is intended to intimidate or coerce civilians, influence government policy by intimidation or coercion, or affect government conduct by murder, assassination or kidnapping.
It was unclear what had prompted the arrests, which, officials said, were made by the Police Department’s Intelligence Division. The F.B.I.-N.Y.P.D. Joint Terrorism Task Force, made up of police detectives and federal agents, chose not to become involved, the officials said. There has been a history of tension between the police and the F.B.I., though it was unclear if that played a role in this case.
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BROOKLYN: Liberal Dhimmi Judge rules against the citizens – allows proposed jihadist mosque to go ahead
Not to worry, folks. This is a Russian Jewish neighborhood into which these Muslims are trying to put their obtrusive mega mosque. Let them build it. Just let them. (Many Russian Jews are former KGB)
BROOKLYN PAPER - A state judge ruled that the construction of a controversial mosque in Sheepshead Bay can move forward shortly after a Muslim lawyer for the Muslim developer hinted that American opponents of the plan are terrorists — citing inflammatory graffiti cheering the death of Osama bin Laden at the mosque site.
On Tuesday, Judge Mark Partnow dismissed a lawsuit filed by the anti-mosque organization Bay People and neighbors of the as-of-right project on Voorhies Avenue between E. 28th and E. 29th streets, ruling that the mosque wouldn’t adversely effect the neighborhood.
The ruling came shortly after the lawyer for mosque builder Ahmed Allowey accused opponents of the plan of acting like racist terrorists. (Muslim bastard, he needs a little KGB justice)
“This is entirely motivated by racism,” said attorney Lamis Deek. “[The Bay People] has forced my client to expend his resources for no good cause and terrorize people with the vitriolic rallies that they hold.” (You ain’t seen nuthin yet raghead)
She added that the anti-mosque group would never have complained if a church or synagogue was being constructed.(Damn right!)
“[They] claim that the mosque will be a nuisance and will be out of character with the neighborhood,” (A mosque is a shit stain on any neighborhood) she said. “They’ve held rallies, protests and filed repeated complaints with the city, but have never done anything like this to a nearby church that doesn’t have any on site parking or a nearby synagogue that’s twice the size of the mosque.”
The Bay People do have a reputation of holding protests laced with anti-Muslim sentiment. Some protestors have even claimed that the Muslim American Society — which will take over the operation of the community center once it’s built — has ties to terrorism, although no direct evidence connecting the two has ever surfaced. (Yes it has, they are supported by the MUSLIM AMERICAN SOCIETY (MAS) offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood)
On top of that, the decision comes on the heels of a vandal spray painting a “happy face” and the words “He is dead” on the fence surrounding the mosque site in an apparent attempt to taunt mosque supporters over the death of bin Laden.
But a lawyer for the Bay People claimed the group is not anti-Muslim. “This is a (mainly Jewish and Italian) residential neighborhood and the mosque has been plunked down in the center. Problems with street parking will be extreme.”
During the half-hour hearing, Partnow hammered Butzel over the parking issue, demanding to know what evidence the attorney had proving that most congregates would drive there. Butzel provided a list of potential worshippers, claiming that most of the people on the list lived “more than a half-mile away” from the mosque.
“My clients live there and they say that there are not a lot of Muslims in a four to five block area,” Butzel said. “It’s a mixed area, but there are not a lot of Muslim families around.”
“[The Bay People] simply refuse to acknowledge the existence of Muslims in their community,” she said. “More than 90 people who will be coming to the mosque live within 10 blocks of it.” (And hundreds more soon, thanks to Obama’s mass importation of Muslims)
After the ruling, opponents lashed out against decision and accused Deek of “playing the race card.”
“This is very painful for us,” said one opponent, who only identified herself as Tatiyana. “We are being hurt by this mosque and all [Deek] did was play on the judge’s emotions and make false accusations that she couldn’t prove. Anyone with common sense would see that this mosque is going to affect the welfare of people living on Voorhies Avenue.”
Allowey celebrated Partnow’s decision. “We knew that the justice system was not going to fail us,” he said. “We’re going to continue with the construction and continue to be good neighbors.” (Wait’ll you see the Russian Jewish justice system)
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Pennsylvania: Left Wing Dhimmi (submissive to Islam) Christians and Jews join with the most violent group of people on earth – Muslims – in an interfaith peace walk, in other words, a feel-good, politically correct exercise in liberal stupidity. For a better explanation of COEXIST, see graphic below video.
WARNING: Barf probability factor VERY HIGH.
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Shouting “foreigners get out,” the Athens mob attacked immigrants in the street and vandalized at least one foreign-owned shop, police said.
*The article did not specify that the immigrants were Muslims, but Muslims are the only immigrants who are constantly causing trouble in Greece.
Islam in Europe - Police used tear gas to keep protesters away from a squatter home in Patission. The violence broke out after a 44-year-old man was stabbed to death early Tuesday as he prepared to take his pregnant wife to hospital. The men, whom witnesses described as foreigners, grabbed the video camera he was carrying to film the birth of his second child.
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Al-Qaeda matchmaker reveals how he was ordered to find a ‘pious, dutiful, and patient’ wife for bin Laden.
UK DAILY MAIL - In a phone call in September 1999, Rashad Mohammed Saeed Ismael claimed the terror chief laid out a list of requirements for his fifth bride. The preacher said he went on to make a match between Bin laden and a young Yemeni girl called Amal Ahmed al-Sadah. Just 17 at the time of the wedding, she has spent much of the past 11 years in hiding with her husband and was shot in the leg during the U.S. raid in Pakistan which resulted in her husband’s death.
Sheikh Rashad, who was one of Bin Laden’s closest aides and at that point based in Afghanistan, said the Al Qaeda leader had been very specific about his requirements for his fifth wife. ’She must be pious, dutiful, young, well mannered, from a decent family, but above all patient. She will have to endure my exceptional circumstances,’ Rashad recounted to The Guardian.
After pre-marriage celebrations, Amal and her brother travelled to Pakistan and then on to Afghanistan where she finally met her future husband. They were married in Kandahar. In keeping with Yemeni tradition, all guests were male and a lamb was killed at the feet of the groom, who was then 44.
At first Amal, who was described as ‘shy and meek’, lived with Bin Laden’s other wives in the Taliban stronghold. Younger than his other spouses – and many of his sons – acquaintances claimed she was completely ‘out of place’.
After the September 11 attacks in 2001, she fled back to Yemen with her daughter Safiyah. In an interview with Saudi women’s magazine al-Majalla in 2002, she told how the family had been forced to shelter in the hills after the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan began.
She was eventually able to rejoin her husband and has told Pakistani interrogators that they had lived for the past five years in the same room in the compound where he died. Amal is now at the centre of an international tug of war with both the Americans demanding access to her.
Rashad, who is a supporter of Al Qaeda in Yemen, yesterday claimed the fate of Amal, her child and the rest of Bin Laden’s family is now more critical to Al Qaeda than his death.
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Churches are offering use of their churches to Muslim congregations. Apparently, some Jews are doing the same thing in their synagogues. Can everyone say, cutting your throat to spite your face?
FOX NEWS - Two Protestant churches are taking some heat from critics for opening their church buildings to Muslims needing places to worship because their own facilities were either too small, or under construction.
Heartsong Church in (Cordova? How fitting), Tenn., let members of the Memphis Islamic Center hold Ramadan prayers there last September. And Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Va., allows the Islamic Circle of North America to hold regular Friday prayers in their building while their new mosque is being built.
The U.S. Christian community is divided over whether or not to allow Muslims to use their churches as prayer space — something that two Protestant churches have already done. But Dr. Alex McFarland, a Christian theologian and radio talk show host, charged these churches “have crossed the line from respect and tolerance, to … affirmation and endorsement.
lsanousi is National Community Outreach Director of the Islamic Society of North America. He says “allowing people the freedom of worship is respectful and strengthens the relationship.” Elsanousi says there are many churches and even synagogues in America where Muslims share space with Christians. “We feel good about it,” he says. (And so much easier to push out the non-Muslims when you’re ready).
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Malaysian Digest – Thu May 12, 2:50 am ETKHARTOUM: Sudan’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement condemning an attack on a patrol of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) in the disputed Abyei region on the country.
AP – 6 mins ago
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq – An Iraqi lawmaker from the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc escaped an assassination attempt Thursday in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk. Full Story »
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MANAMA, Bahrain – Saudi-led forces sent to Bahrain to help crush anti-government protests will remain even after emergency rule is lifted next month, the head of the kingdom’s military said in a move that is likely to deepen regional tensions with Iran. Full Story »
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SANAA, Yemen – Witnesses say Yemeni police trying to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in two cities have injured 45 people, including some of them by gunfire. In one of the cities, protesters took over an Oil Ministry building. Full Story »
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JERUSALEM – One of the four quarters of old Jerusalem belongs to the Armenians, keepers of an ancient monastery and library, heirs to a tragic history and to a stubborn 1,600-year presence that some fear is now in doubt. Full Story »
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TRIPOLI, Libya – NATO airstrikes struck Moammar Gadhafi’s sprawling compound in Tripoli and three other sites early Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on state TV in his first appearance since his son was killed nearly two weeks ago. Full Story »
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BEIRUT – Syrian soldiers and tanks executing a nationwide crackdown on regime opponents surrounded the city of Hama on Thursday, which President Bashar Assad’s father laid waste to in 1982 to stamp out an earlier uprising, an activist said. Forces also used clubs to disperse 2,000 demonstrators on a northern university campus. Full Story »
AP – Wed May 11, 6:04 pm ET
TRIPOLI, Libya – Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi makes TV appearance, first since son killed in NATO airstrike. Full Story »
AP – Wed May 11, 5:31 pm ET
IBB, Yemen – Osama bin Laden once gave his wives the option of leaving Afghanistan, but his young Yemeni bride was determined to stay and be “martyred” alongside him. Full Story »
AP – Wed May 11, 4:46 pm ET
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s constitutional watchdog rebuked the president Wednesday for trying to merge Cabinet ministries without parliamentary approval — the latest sign of discord at the highest levels of the ruling Islamic system in Tehran. Full Story »
AP – Wed May 11, 4:31 pm ET
CAIRO – The Egyptian government says it is moving to reopen churches closed under ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Full Story »
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SANAA (AFP) – Yemeni forces sprayed bullets at crowds of thousands calling for the ouster of veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh, killing at least 16 protesters and injuring hundreds, medics and witnesses said on Thursday. Full Story »
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Iran’s Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant will be fully operational within weeks, local news agencies quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Thursday. Full Story »
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TRIPOLI (AFP) – NATO-led air strikes hit Moamer Kadhafi’s compound on Thursday, killing six people, the Libyan regime said, as rebels celebrated the capture of Misrata airport and a British invitation to open their first foreign office. Full Story »
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TEHRAN (AFP) – A blazing row has erupted between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and parliament speaker Ali Larijani over the restructuring of ministries, media reports said on Thursday, in a fresh sign of tension in Iran’s ruling conservative camp. Full Story »
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BEIRUT (AFP) – Four months after Hezbollah toppled Lebanon’s unity government, arduous negotiations on forming a new cabinet that will exclude the pro-Western camp are ongoing, with no clear end to the talks in sight. Full Story »
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LONDON (AFP) – The US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden was “not an assassination”, US Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday after the Al-Qaeda leader’s sons denounced the operation. Full Story »
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PARIS – Judicial officials say that investigators have dropped terror-linked charges against 24 members of an exiled Iranian opposition group arrested in a spectacular raid in 2003. Full Story »
AFP – Wed May 11, 11:47 pm ET
AllAfrica.com – 2 hours 39 minutes agoThe Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has delegated one of his advisers to attend the swearing-in of his Ugandan counterpart into a new term, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
Bloomberg – Wed May 11, 7:55 am ETNorthern Sudan plans to boost oil production by 20,000 barrels per day when newly discovered fields come into operation by mid-2012, said Ali Ahmed Osman , Sudan’s minister of state for oil.
Reuters via Yahoo! News – Wed May 11, 4:56 pm ETSouth Sudan’s army launched a fresh assault on rebels in a key oil-producing state, killing more than 80, a government minister said Wednesday, in the latest violence ahead of the region’s independence in July.
Washington Post – Wed May 11, 10:35 am ETJUBA, Sudan — Officials say fighting between the Southern Sudanese army and a rebel group led by a defected army commander has killed at least 85 people. Unity state information minister Gideon Gatpan says the fighting began Sunday. He says most of the dead were rebels loyal to Peter Gadet — a formerly high-ranking army officer who launched his own rebel group in April. The southern army …
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If you see Muslims at the airport, please send BNI a video of how the TSA screens them. Or not.
A photo posted on Twitter of a baby receiving a pat-down at Kansas City International Airport is the latest in a number of recent highly publicized incidents of airport security screenings involving young children. The photo, taken by Kansas City pastor Jacob Jester, said he was traveling to Albuquerque on Saturday when he noticed the woman behind him was traveling with a baby about the same age as his son. He had just passed through security when he looked back and saw the baby receiving the pat-down. “My thinking was, this is an extreme measure. I wouldn’t want that to happen to my own son,” Jester said.
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AP – Tue May 10, 4:03 pm ET
SAO PAULO – A Brazilian government agency monitoring the work of prosecutors says more than 150,000 homicide cases remain unresolved in the country’s judicial system. Full Story »
AP – Tue May 10, 2:53 pm ET
SAO PAULO – The last suspect of a drug-trafficking ring that used a Brazilian Air Force cargo plane 12 years ago to fly cocaine to Europe has been arrested, police said Tuesday. Full Story »
AP – Sat May 7, 3:53 am ET
SAO PAULO – A crime gang allegedly led by Serbians was swept up by Brazilian police, shedding light on a growing problem for South America’s largest nation — foreign cartels increasingly using it as a corridor to export the continent’s cocaine to Europe and elsewhere. Full Story »
AFP – Sat May 7, 3:26 am ET
BRASILIA (AFP) – Brazil’s state-controlled energy giant Petrobras will boost its production of ethanol as part of a government effort to contain fuel prices, Energy Minister Edison Lobao announced. Full Story »
The Christian Science Monitor – Fri May 6, 5:24 pm ET
Rio de Janeiro – Rebuffing Latin America’s machista stereotype, Brazil on Thursday legalized same-sex unions nationwide. The decision makes it the largest among a league of about 25 nations that recognizes civil unions for gay couples. Full Story »
AP – Fri May 6, 3:33 pm ET
RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian government has begun a disarmament campaign officials hope will take more than 1 million guns off the streets by the end of the year.
As long as there have been Navy SEALs, there have been men pumping up their resumes or thumping their chests in bars with bogus claims of being one of the Navy’s elite warriors. The world-acclaimed Osama bin Laden assassination by the SEALS will only make this problem worse.
The Blaze - Fortunately there’s a retired Navy SEAL from Virginia, Steve Waterman, who devotes much of his time to outing the phonies said he’s receiving 40 to 50 inquiries a day from people suspicious of claims by friends, neighbors or colleagues who say they’re SEALs. Their doubts are usually confirmed with just a few checks. Fake Navy SEAL hunter Waterman jokes, “There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and I’ve met all 20,000 of them,”
The Naval Special Warfare Command also receives a steady stream of inquiries about possible SEALs, the vast majority of which are debunked, said Lt. Cate Wallace, spokeswoman for the command in California.
And Larry Bailey, a retired SEAL from Chocowinity, N.C., estimates he and friends who are former SEALs have exposed 35,000 phonies through the years.
Wannabes lie to get free beers, to get women into bed, to further their civilian careers or to get military benefits. But what really bugs retired SEAL Don Shipley is that they‘re stealing someone else’s valor – credit due to those who put themselves in harm’s way.
“The more outrageous a story is, in a lot of cases, the more it’s believed. These guys do a terrible amount of damage,” said Shipley, of Chesapeake, Va.
It’s easy to see why folks look up to the SEALs, trained to fight on sea, air and land, because they undergo some of the toughest military training in the world. Out of each group of SEAL recruits, 70 percent fail to make it through a six-month training course that’s a test of mental and physical toughness, said Lt. Cate Wallace, spokeswoman for the Naval Special Warfare Command in California.
Those who become bona fide SEALs wear a gold trident. There are just 2,500 on active duty, many serving in the world’s most dangerous places.
What’s especially frustrating about people who have been exposed as frauds, Bailey said, is when they continue lying about their service. Wallace said that those who are blatant in their deception or threaten the public safety are turned over to the U.S. attorney’s office for investigation.
In Pennsylvania, the Rev. Jim Moats from the Christian Bible Fellowship Church in Newville was called out by Shipley after he was quoted in The Patriot-News of Harrisburg talking about his life as a SEAL in Vietnam. Later, he admitted he lied. “It’s an ego-builder, and it’s just simply wrong,” Moats told the newspaper.
Moats has plenty of company. These days, Bailey and several others are exposing phonies through a website, .STOLEN VALOR
Steve Waterman, a retired Navy diver from South Thomaston, Maine, and a website participant, said it’s easy to ferret out the real deal from the phonies. Dead giveaways are loose tongues and bravado; SEALs are discreet, Waterman said.
Waterman, author of the book “Just a Sailor,” never had any desire to become a SEAL. “I watched them train. That was scary enough for me,” he said. Shipley agreed that SEALs don’t talk about their exploits. “It makes us uncomfortable,” he said. “We don’t like talking about it. But these (phonies), that’s what they crave. They like talking about cutting people’s throats.”
Last weekend, several dozen SEALs joined together as a Navy warship was christened at Maine’s Bath Iron Works in the name of Lt. Michael Murphy, a SEAL officer killed in Afghanistan.
Murphy scrambled into a clearing, exposing himself to a hail of Taliban gunfire in order to get a clear signal to call in reinforcements during a firefight on June 28, 2005. He was shot and later died along with two other members of his SEAL team and another 16 rescuers whose helicopter was shot down.
Nathanael “Lalo” Roberti, a former SEAL, was supposed to be on the helicopter that was shot down. He and seven others were ordered off because it was too heavy. “I lost 11 of the best friends I’ve ever known, and some of the best men America has to offer,” said Roberti, who lives in San Diego. “These guys are the tip of the spear.”
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NORWAY: Imam who applied for a permit to open a Muslim primary schools says,: “If a person does not fast during Ramadan, he should be beheaded”
Imam Syed Farasat Ali Bukhari’s accurate interpretation of the teachings of the Qur’an lead to rejection of his application for an Islamic School in Oslo. (And this is why EVERY application for an Islamic school in any non-Islamic country should be rejected)
Muslims who don’t believe the same are considered to be apostates by other Muslims.
The Foreigner (H/T Maria) -A REPORT that aired on Norwegian TV, about an Imam, Syed Farasat Ali Bukhari, showed him saying that in Islam, anyone caught in an Islamic state not fasting during Ramadan is to be beheaded. The report comes on the heels of an application for an Islamic private school for 200 pupils in Oslo. Apparently the application has been turned down in light of the revelations of the extreme views of the Imam (But his views are NOT extreme, they ARE Islam). Apparently the Norwegian government was going to approve of the school until the report aired.
Omitting this information from his application to the Directorate for Education and Training, the Ministry of Education and
proclaims the Imam, believing jail or the same punishment applies to people who do not exercise their prayer obligation.
Labour (Ap) politician Marianne Aasen, chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Research, and Church Affairs, tells The Foreigner “his application will not be granted [now].”
“Every child in any school in Norway, religious or otherwise, learns about democracy and human rights, and it is very important for us that the government’s education policy for Norwegian schools is followed. The government also has to be able to trusts this will happen, which will be very difficult in this case.”
The Socialist Left (SV) Party’s leader, and Minister of Education, Kristin Halvorsen, calls his statements advocating such measures as “unacceptable”, confirming the school will not be established on this basis.
“The attitudes express in [NRK’s report] are a clear violation of Norwegian law,” she says. Trine Skei Grande, leader of the Liberal Party (V), tells The Foreigner she was “shocked”.
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MSNBC’s Martin Bashir asks Tom Tancredo if he preferred that Barack Obama would have been killed rather than Osama bin Laden?
Still wondering why MSNBC is in the ratings toilet? Bashir based this gotcha question on a statement by Tancredo in which he called Obama a “bigger threat to this country than al-Qaeda.”
(Well, he IS, as his record over the last two years has demonstrated)
H/T The Blaze
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Didn’t Spain learn anything the first time around? I hope there’s another Crusades waiting in the wings.
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Ahmed Rehab won’t answer the questions, preferring to do the CAIR shuffle of obfuscation. He says terrorism is no biggie anymore, what’s important now are all the people marching for freedom and democracy in the Middle East.”
Of course, he fails to mention how freedom and democracy are the last things they’ll see as Terrorist Front Group CAIR’s parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, prepares to impose shari’a law on the people, thereby turning every marginally secular country in the Middle East into yet another Islamic hellhole.
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Dutch politician Geert Wilders tells Ezra Levant to keep Islamic Ideology out of Canada.
There is no radical and moderate Islam. Islam is Islam and Islam IS evil.
Click here to see video: ‘I don’t hate Muslims, I hate Islam’ : Prime time : SunNews Video Gallery
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But the Finnish pastor who recently tried to draw attention to Chechen Muslim barbarism, found himself prosecuted and defrocked by the authorities.
A court in Finland has acquitted the publisher of a Helsinki-based website that’s linked to Chechen Muslim terrorists. Mikael Stoorshe was accused of smuggling Chechen Muslims into the country. Stoorshe is the chairman of a Finnish organisation called ‘Pro Caucasus’ that’s behind the notorious ‘Kavkaz Centre’ website. It’s a known mouthpiece for al-Qaeda-linked terrorist leader Doku Umarov, who is on the most-wanted list in both Russia and the US. Stoorshe’s trial didn’t include any of his suspected links to international terrorism.
Reuters – Wed May 11, 7:11 pm ET
SEATTLE (Reuters) – A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to threatening to kill Congressman Jim McDermott in phone messages that railed against the Washington state Democrat’s opposition to extending federal tax cuts. Full Story »
Since last Sunday, the violence has intensified in the state of Nuevo León, attacks do not stop, and of course, affect people who have nothing to do with this battle.
The first incident occurred around 13:00 on Wednesday, when two items of Guadalupe Municipal Police were alerted to an alleged risk in the HSBC bank, located in the mall Soriana Santa Maria, but a group of assassins and was waiting for the police.
When police arrived, they were ambushed by gunmen who fired on them ten times, and then fleeing the scene. The new situation has caused panic in the area than in previous days had been affected. Customers of the mall took shelter.
A man tortured and executed, was found beside the road Apatzingán-Cuatro Caminos, Michoacán, on the morning of yesterday. The act provoked an intense mobilization by elements of corporations, who arrived in the municipality of Parácuaro.
The man’s body was placed in a chair next to a pole of the Federal Electricity Commission. On his body were visible signs of torture, had bruises on his face mainly. There was also a ski mask with brain mass, which was installed under the body.
Next to the corpse was placed a narcomensaje signed by the newly created organization called the Knights Templar.
The Monday night, authorities discovered the body of a girl who was abandoned on the street Valdez Carrillo, a member Colony Ana, this is the city of Torreon, Coahuila.
Reports indicate that the child had been executed, had two shots head Also its body was inside a plastic bag.
Authorities said at the time of discovery could not be identified to the lowest reported that wearing the Uniform Elementary Leandro Valle, and approximately 12 years of age.
Elements of the Joint Urban Operations Base circulated through streets colony Renaissance City, Acapulco, Guerrero, when they were attacked by an armed, triggering a chase and shootout.
The fact alerted the residents from the area who said they were several minutes of intense gunfire. As were two gunmen were killed and two others managed to capture, who were identified as Misael Sánchez Pérez, and José Antonio Arévalo, both 18.
You succeeded in securing two AK-47 rifles, an AR-15 rifles, cartridges, boots, a trucking CRV, among other things.
On May 7 massive theft occurred agency vehicles in the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas.
The incident took place during the morning of that day, when performing a display of vehicles, mainly trucks, GMC outside agencies, Dodge , Chevrolet , Ford and Toyota.
The event was conducted in an area located a few meters from the last mentioned agency, employees were ready to receive customers, but those who arrived first were gunmen and would not buy anything.
It was so heavily armed men were present at the place and locked the staff of the business premises of the Toyota agency, they took away the keys of the vehicles on display, and then make the massive theft of trucks. Reports say at least 40 units were stolen.
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How “Family Man” Bin Laden Kept Three Wives Under One Roof Full Story »
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HONG KONG (AFP) – Shares in HSBC fell in Hong Kong Thursday, a day after the banking giant announced plans to slash costs by up to $3.5 billion by 2013 and said it was considering selling its US branch network. Full Story »
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CARACAS, Venezuela – A Venezuelan man accused of being a major international drug trafficker was arraigned Wednesday on charges including money laundering, drug trafficking and hired killings. Full Story »
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KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda’s top opposition leader has returned to the country on the same day President Yoweri Museveni is to be sworn in. Full Story »
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Reuters – Wed May 11, 2:30 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Canada’s finance minister warned on Wednesday that countries need to get their fiscal houses in order, saying that markets would act if politicians failed to do so. Full Story »
AFP – 1 hr 29 mins ago
SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian was deported from Indonesia Thursday and charged in Sydney with offences relating to the Christmas Island boatpeople disaster that left 48 asylum seekers dead. Full Story »
The Christian Science Monitor – Wed May 11, 5:31 pm ET
Caracas, Venezuela – Hugo Chávez for years has offered the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) financial support and sanctuary inside Venezuela, motivated by the belief that Colombia, and its ally the United States, would be less of a threat if it were mired in a rebel conflict. Full Story »
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A year after it took a $150 billion loan and became the poster child for economies in distress, Greeks still can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel Full Story »
The Christian Science Monitor – Wed May 11, 2:56 pm ET
Tallinn, Estonia – It was in a grim Soviet-era complex on the outskirts of Tallinn, Estonia, that a quiet high-tech revolution bubbled. In the research park where the USSR secretly assembled its first computer and designed its first space mission, a group of young Estonian computer buffs launched Skype and ushered in a communications revolution. Full Story »
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LE BOURGET, France – Two flight recorders that could unravel the cause of an Air France crash almost two years ago have arrived at French investigators’ headquarters in a high security operation. Full Story »
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(AP) A U.S. cable released by WikiLeaks says Panama wanted to switch its diplomatic recognition of Taipei to Beijing after President Ricardo Martinelli took power in 2009, but China rejected the offer in order not to undermine its improving Taiwan ties.Panama is one of only a few countries that recognize Taiwan …
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(AP) North Korea has rejected South Korea’s offer to host leader Kim Jong Il at an international nuclear summit in Seoul next year.South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made the proposal Monday in Berlin. He conditioned the offer on North Korea stopping its nuclear weapons program.Pyongyang’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of …
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(AP) Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed a journalist outside his home in a city in northern Honduras, officials said Wednesday.Francisco Medina, a 35-year-old television reporter, was ambushed Tuesday night in the city of Morazan, 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Honduras’ capital, said Santos Galvez, a member of …
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(AP) Haitian officials on Wednesday reversed their findings on election results for all but four of 19 legislative races contested by the international community because of concerns about possible fraud.A tally released by Haitian election officials on April 20 enabled the political party of outgoing President Rene Preval to expand its …
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(AP) A 10-year-old boy who ran away from his home in Bolivia’s highlands to find his mother has ended up in Chile after traveling 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) hidden in a metal container beneath a transport truck.Franklin Villca Huanaco was trying to reach Cochabamba where his mother had been serving a …
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(AP) Police says six alleged drug traffickers were killed and two police officers and a teenager injured in a three-hour gunbattle in a rural province in eastern Honduras.Security Minister Oscar Alvarez says a group of criminals shot at officers when they were patrolling in the city of Catacamas, 62 miles (100 …
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(AP) Osama bin Laden once gave his wives the option of leaving Afghanistan, but his young Yemeni bride was determined to stay and be "martyred" alongside him.The pledge early in her marriage to the terror leader, recounted by her family, reflected the determination of Amal Ahmed Abdel-Fatah al-Sada, now 29, to …
Reuters – Thu May 12, 3:01 am ETChina’s economic growth could slow to 8 percent, Goldman Sach’s Jim O’Neill said on Thursday, as economic data and a drop in commodity prices point to Beijing ending its monetary tightening policy sometime this year.
Reuters via Yahoo! News – 5 minutes agoChina has hailed reconstruction efforts since a massive earthquake leveled parts of Sichuan province three years ago as a major victory, but a lack of jobs and crippling debts to pay for new homes are making life difficult for many.
AP via Yahoo! News – 1 hour 24 minutes agoChina ordered most of its banks on Thursday to increase the amount of money they hold in reserves in a new move to curb inflation after higher-than-expected price rises in April.
Reuters via Yahoo! News – Thu May 12, 5:01 am ETChina’s foreign ministry on Thursday downplayed comments by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the country was on a “fool’s errand” to try to halt the march of freedom, suggesting the remarks were taken out of context.
National Post – 36 minutes agoChina raises bank reserve requirement to calm prices
BusinessWeek – 1 hour 10 minutes agoChina raised banks’ reserve requirements for the fifth time this year to restrain prices, underscoring the risk that tightening measures will cause a slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy.
RTE News – 52 minutes agoChina’s central bank said today it would raise the amount of money that lenders must keep in reserve.
TheStreet.com – 55 minutes agoBEIJING — China ordered most of its banks on Thursday to increase the amount of money they hold in reserves in a new move to curb inflation after higher-than-expected price rises in April. The central bank’s order was the fifth reserve increase this year and came a day after the government reported April inflation was 5.3%. Stubbornly high inflation has frustrated communist leaders who have …
Bloomberg – 1 hour 31 minutes agoChina raised banks’ reserve requirements for the fifth time this year to restrain prices, adding to the likelihood that growth will slow in the world’s second-biggest economy.
The Malaysian Insider – 2 minutes agoBEIJING, May 12 — China’s central bank increased the reserve requirement ratio for its commercial banks by another 50 basis points today, extending its campaign to calm prices despite initial signs of slowing in the economy. The increase, the eighth since October, will raise the reserve requirement ratio to a record 21 per cent for China’s biggest …
RTT News – 51 minutes agoChina raised banks’ reserve requirement on Thursday for the fifth time this year in a bid to slow inflation.
ANI via Yahoo! India News – 1 hour 8 minutes agoBeijing, May 12 (ANI): China’s inflation is expected to rise further after it hit 5.3 percent year-on-year in April, economists have claimed.
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 33 minutes agoChina Hydroelectric Corporation , an owner and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People’s Republic of China , today announced it will attend the Piper Jaffray 8th Annual China Growth Conference to be held at Le Parker Meridien in New York, NY on Tuesday, May 17th.
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 1 hour 3 minutes agoChina Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. , the leading provider of conditional access systems to China’s expanding digital television market, today announced that it has filed its annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 on Form 20-F with the U.S.
People’s Daily – 2 hours 39 minutes agoChina’s U-23 team will play an international friendly against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a tune-up for the London Olympics qualifying, the Chinese Football Association announced Wednesday on its website.
GMA News – Thu May 12, 5:25 am ETBEIJING – China said on Thursday that the outside world should not interfere in strife-torn Syria’s internal affairs but instead play a “constructive role” in helping it return to peace and stability.
Market Watch – 1 hour 1 minutes agoHONG KONG (MarketWatch) — The People’s Bank of China lifted the ratio of funds domestic banks must set aside as reserves on Thursday, the fifth such hike this year amid persistent inflation concerns. From Monday the reserve requirement ratio will be increased 0.5-percentage point, bringing the rate to 21% for most big banks and 19% for smaller banks. The move will drain about 370 billion yuan …
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2 hours 33 minutes agoChina Industrial Waste Management, Inc. , a leading environmental services and solutions provider in China, today announced that its 70%-owned subsidiary, Dalian Zhuorui Resource Recycling Co., Ltd. successfully completed its trial production period, and commenced commercial operations in early May 2011. Â Â
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 18 minutes agoChina Zenix Auto International Limited , the largest commercial vehicle wheel manufacturer in China in both the aftermarket and OEM market by sales volume, today announced that it has priced its initial public offering of 12,900,000 American depositary shares , each representing four ordinary shares of the Company, at US$6.00 per ADS, with a total offering size of US$77.4 million, assuming no …
Computerworld Singapore – Thu May 12, 4:01 am ETOne of China’s largest microblogs reported Thursday that it added 40 million registered users in just two months, reflecting a surge in interest in Twitter-like microblog services in the country.
AFP via Yahoo! News – 16 minutes agoPiracy cost the global software industry more than $20 billion in losses in the China market last year despite the increasing use of legitimate programmes, an official survey showed Thursday.
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