Category: Security & Civil Liberties

The Iran Deal and the Power of Rhetoric (by Shalom Goldman)

The Iran Deal and the Power of Rhetoric (by Shalom Goldman)

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 30, 2015:  Opinion polls and election results indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rhetoric — which compares the Islamic republic of Iran to the Nazi regime and the recently-signed accords with Iran (the P5+ 1 agreement ) to the Munich pact of 1938 — has played well within Israel. Netanyahu’s characterization of the agreement signed in […]

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Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

UPDATE ON TUESDAY JULY 28:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara could not continue the peace process with the Kurds amid continuing attacks against Turkish targets. by **JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, with KUBILAY YADO ARIN, on JULY 27, 2015:  As Turkish and U.S. officials reportedly worked on a plan to […]

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WATCH: Southern Kentucky Gun Shop Declares “Muslim-Free Zone”

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via FOX 19 NOW and CAIR on JULY 23, 2015:  A Southern Kentucky gun shop (in the US)  has declared a “Muslim-free zone,”  which CAIR-Cincinnati Rep says is illegal and un-American. CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) had previously announced it is seeking a US Department of […]

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CSIS REPORT: The Arab-US Strategic Partnership and the Changing Security Balance in the Gulf

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

Joint and Asymmetric Warfare, Missiles and Missile Defense, Civil War and Non-State Actors, and Outside Powers by ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN, WITH ASSISTANCE OF MICHAEL PEACOCK for CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES on JULY 13, 2015:  REPORT ABSTRACT: The ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war against ISIL, the instability in Iraq, the Civil war in […]

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WATCH: Why My Own Father Would Have Let IS Kill Me (via BBC)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

via BBC NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  The group that calls itself Islamic State (IS or Isis) has a special punishment for gay people – it kills them by throwing them off high buildings. Taim, a 24-year-old medical student, tells the story of how he only escaped this fate by fleeing from Iraq to Lebanon. […]

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Sinai: War in a Distant Province (by Ellis Goldberg)

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

by ELLIS GOLDBERG for NISRALNASR on JULY 16, 2015:  The July 1 battle in which the Egyptian Armed Forces regained control of a small border town from the self-proclaimed Sinai Province of the Islamic State (formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis or Supporters of Jerusalem) has heightened fear, anger, and above all self-congratulation among both […]

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WATCH: A Life Sentence for Hend Nafea

[ 0 ] July 21, 2015 |

by DALIA ALI and LAUREN FEENEY for NEW YORK TIMES VIDEO on JUNE 7, 2015:  Hend Nafea was sentenced to life in prison for protesting against Egypt’s military government. In this piece — filmed a day after the sentencing — she maintains her innocence.

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WATCH: “Palestine Will Be Free” by Ghada and Mohammed Shoman

WATCH: “Palestine Will Be Free” by Ghada and Mohammed Shoman

[ 0 ] July 19, 2015 |

by SHROUQ EL-AILA for WE ARE NOT NUMBERS:  Once Ghada Shoman, 20, and her brother Mohammed, 16, began playing music, their songs flew through the sky as if seeking the peace missing from their lives. But lately their music has become so much more. “Now my voice and my brother’s guitar are our ‘weapons,’” Ghada […]

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A New CVE Office in the Dept. of Homeland Security ? Debates Begin

[ 0 ] July 15, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 15, 2015:  (Above is video from CAIR/ Corey Saylor, director of CAIR’s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia speaks about CAIR’s opposition to H.R. 2899, Countering Violent Extremism Act of 2015, now being debated in Congress. Link to CAIR brief on it’s views of CVE or countering violent extremism […]

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The President Announces a Historic Nuclear Deal with Iran

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on JULY 14, 2015:  President Obama delivers remarks to announce a historic nuclear agreement that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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