[Libya Observer] The Libyan Scholars Association (LSA) has called for dismissing the Head of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Authority Ahmeda al-Abani from his post for his negative influence on battles and abandoning providing support for fighters through the official religious establishment.
The LSA added in a final statement after a meeting on Monday that the Presidential Council's government should form a mini government made up from national figures that can level up to the sacrifices made by the defenders of Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... "There must be a fatwa for fighting under the command of Government of National Accord to foil the offensive on Tripoli, which is a religious duty to be performed logically, via media, ideologically, or via dawah. All Islamic world and Arab Maghreb scholars should help Libyans thwart the aggression." LSA indicated.
LSA lamented the negative international community response and the negative role of the UNSMIL toward Tripoli offensive, denouncing the roles of the countries supporting "Khalifa Haftar ...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all... 's coup militias" such as 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... , UAE, and Egypt.
The scholars called on the Presidential Council to exert more efforts to end the attack on Tripoli and the rest of the country, asking it to protect civilians and their properties.
The LSA called also for cancelling the measures taken by the education minister regarding religious education sector, urging the foreign minister and chief of staff to do their diplomatic and military work in line with the crisis.
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[IsraelTimes] US said set to present evidence on ’pretty impressive’ attack ‐ including materials gathered by Israel ‐ to UN Security Council.
Intelligence materials collected by Israel’s Mossad agency played a role in linking Iran to the sabotaging of four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month, prompting the United States to accuse Tehran of carrying out the attack, according to a report on Monday.
The US is slated to present the intelligence ‐ including evidence gathered by Israel ‐ in the coming days, likely before the UN Security Council, the Kan public broadcaster said, as tensions between Washington and Tehran continued to simmer.
An Israeli navy official described the purported Iranian attack on the UAE tankers as "a pretty impressive commando operation."
The official added that the intelligence suggested the goal of the Islamic Theocratic Republic had been to damage the vessels without injuring those on board.
Last month, US National Security Adviser John Bolton accused Iran and its proxies of carrying out the tanker bombings near the Strait of Hormuz, a coordinated drone attack on 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... by Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi ...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 Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. 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 ... rebels, and a rocket attack in Iraq. He did not provide direct evidence to back up claims linking Iran to the attacks, but told news hounds that the conclusions were based on intelligence and evidence gathered in the region.
A longtime Iran hawk, Bolton blamed Tehran for the recent incidents, at one point saying it was "almost certainly" Iran that planted explosives on the four oil tankers off the UAE coast. He declined to offer any evidence for his claims.
"Who else would you think is doing it?" Bolton asked at one point, when pressed last week. "Somebody from Nepal?" We did, in a Gulf of Tonkin repeat, according to Herb
Iran has denied involvement in the attack.
Several weeks before the incident, Channel 13 reported that the Mossad had tipped off the United States on an impending Iranian attack on American interests in the Gulf, prompting Washington to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group to the region, in a sharp escalation of US President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... ’s pressure campaign.
Israeli officials conveyed information gathered largely by the Mossad on an Iranian plan to attack either a US or US-allied target, details of which were not provided to the network, Channel 13 reported.
The threat was initially raised by the White House in April, officials told the network, when an Israeli delegation led by National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat huddled with their American counterparts.
As of Monday, the USS Abraham Lincoln ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over the perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf, so far avoiding any confrontation with Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces, amid efforts to de-escalate tensions between Tehran and Washington.
[DAWN] In a region of tight media control and official statements, the body language of 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... 's king and Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... 's prime minister spoke volumes about one of the Gulf's deepest fault lines.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani did not bow or kiss the cheek of King Salman ...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians.... , whose country has led a two-year economic boycott of Qatar, when they met in Mecca on Thursday.
Their closely watched meeting was the highest level encounter between the neighbours since the crisis began on June 5, 2017.
Diplomats said the embargo enforced by Riyadh and its allies over Doha's alleged support for Islamist movements and Iran ‐ charges Qatar denies ‐ was unlikely to ease following the frosty encounter.
"At least they're meeting at the highest level in two years, but so many grudges (remain)," said a Western ambassador in Doha.
The weekend talks in Mecca were aimed at addressing soaring regional tensions between Iran on one side and the United States and its allies, including Riyadh, on the other.
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No. But Bangladesh was not safe when they all were behind bars, so that’s ok.
[Dhaka Tribune] Despite years of vigorous and continued success in detaining gunnies or thwarting their nefarious plans, law enforcement agencies have been unable to follow through on ensuring long-term punishment in the court of law.
The July 1, 2016 terror attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, an upscale cafe in Gulshan, Dhaka, was a wake-up call not just for Bangladesh's law enforcement agencies, but the entire nation.
Since the attack, law enforcement agencies have conducted a rigorous anti-militancy campaign around the country to curb the growing risks of bully boy movements, including raids and public awareness programs.
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What pains me is that people (especially law enforcement and home agencies) still don't understand the concept of 'lone wolf' and communication of ideology, that jihad has to be communicated to spread. Either people haven't understood, or they are simply in denial of the reality of islam and its cursed doctrines.
[IsraelTimes] Equality panel’s investigation comes as Corbyn’s party fails to enforce internal disciplinary measures; only far-right British National party was previously subject to such inquiry.
In the summer of 2014, at the height of the Gazoo war, Gideon Falter saw an image of an anti-Israel protester in central London which both startled and appalled him. The picture showed a man marching along the British capital’s main shopping street carrying a sign above his head which read: "Save Gazoo. Hitler you were right."
"I studied law originally and I knew that that was a crime, and yet he was there in broad daylight in front of coppers who were doing nothing to stop him," recalls Falter. "I felt someone needed to do something about that."
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[AnNahar] A French anti-migrant group and three of its members will stand trial next month over blockades set up in the Alps to stop migrants colonists crossing over the border from Italia, prosecutors said Monday.
Generation Identitaire (Generation Identity) staged a series of vigilante patrols in spring 2018 along mountain passes in southeast La Belle France aimed at intercepting migrants colonists.
Their "Defend Europe" missions included unfurling netting along stretches of the La Belle France-Italia border, or carrying out pick-up patrols along Alpine roads.
They were often pitted against activists offering aid to people trying to cross the snow-covered passes, some of whom were later sentenced on charges of helping migrants colonists enter the country.
In one confrontation, around 100 activists helped escort some 20 migrants colonists over a pass after they were halted by an anti-migrant blockade on April 21, 2018.
Several activists were later convicted of illegally helping migrants colonists cross into La Belle France, prompting critics to charge they were being punished for "crimes of solidarity".
Prosecutors in the southeastern city of Gap said Generation Identitaire would now also be charged, for carrying out operations that gave the impression it was providing an official public service.
The group's president Clement Gandelin and front man Romain Espino, along with a third member who took part in the patrols, could face up to a year in prison and fines of up to 15,000 euros ($16,800).
They had said last year's campaign was based on French laws authorising individuals to apprehend the authors of flagrant offences.
The group claimed to have handed over four "illegals" to police while providing information which led to the arrest of seven others last spring. It has not renewed operations in the Alps this year.
La Belle France tightened asylum and immigration laws last August in response to the huge influx of migrants colonists to Europe ...also known as Moslem Lebensraum... since 2015.
The government says the new rules speed up asylum requests while ensuring "controlled immigration", but critics charge they limit migrant arrivals and make it more likely they could be sent back to countries suffering from war and economic misery.
[TheHill] Federal Judge Trevor McFadden has denied House Democrats' request to block President Donald Trump from transferring funds from appropriated accounts to build the border wall.
Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, handed the president a needed victory after the White House suffered several losses in legal battles with Democrats in recent days. By judges who are almost all Obammer appointees.
McFadden ruled that House Democrats cannot go to court to block Trump from using military funds to build the border wall "because the Constitution grants the House no standing to litigate these claims."
"Congress has several political arrows in its quiver to counter perceived threats to its sphere of power," he wrote. "These tools show that this lawsuit is not a last resort for the House."
Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee, has ruled to partially stop the administration from tapping the Pentagon funding. The administration has said it will appeal his order.
Haywood Gilliam Jr. issued the injunction and yes he was an Obummer appointee. Obummer was more interested in race and politicization of the judicial system than the rule of law. McFadden is a Trump appointee. Good decision based on law and separation of powers.
[Rudaw] Legal professionals in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the most dubious NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions... ally.... are being "criminalized" under the government’s "considerably widened the already overly broad and vague definition of terrorism," a human rights
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Here we just kick them out of university positions because they are acting as defense attorneys for a despised accused individual.
[DAWN] The military's media wing on Monday issued a strongly worded response to a BBC story that documented alleged human rights ...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state... abuses in the tribal areas of former Fata, and termed the report a "pack of lies".
The BBC story published on June 2, titled Uncovering Pakistain's secret human rights abuses, looks into Pakistain's long battle with turbans as part of the post-9/11 "war on terror" and carries the accounts of locals as well as the top leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), Manzoor Pashteen.
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"This is a pack of lies ! We don't recognize human rights and our abuses are no secret !" - The 'Stain
[Rudaw] Reflecting the improved security situation in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone will be open 24 hours a day from Tuesday after years of strict entry controls, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said Sunday.
"With the beginning of Eid, we will open the Green [Zone for] 24 hours every day. Extra gates will be opened, including the Eastern Gate of the Ministry of Defense," Abdul-Mahdi told news hounds in his weekly presser.
"Neither the Americans nor the previous governments were able to do this," he added.
The high-security zone in central Baghdad is home to the Iraqi parliament and the US embassy compound. It has been open to the public during daylight hours for several months, with entry restricted at night.
Although the capital has enjoyed a period of vastly improved security since the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group (ISIS) was declared defeated in Iraq in December 2017, the PM’s decision comes just weeks after a Katyusha rocket was fired at the Green Zone.
No one was hurt in the on May 19 attack, which US officials have blamed on pro-Iran militias.
The Green Zone was established by the US in 2003 to secure its embassy and Iraqi government institutions. Its blast walls and checkpoints, however, caused traffic chaos and left Iraqis feeling physically separated from their politicians.
Iraqis broke into the Green Zone during mass protests in 2016, led by Shiite holy manMoqtada Tater al-Sadr ... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah... Abdul-Mahdi made it a priority of his tenure to remove the blast walls around the Green Zone and to open the area to the public.
Last October he the PM said he wants the entire country to become a "Green Zone".
[Jpost] Jewish activists are claiming that a new mosque has been inaugurated on the Temple Mount, despite a court order that the status quo be upheld on the holy site.
According to the far-Right Regavim organization, the Jerusalem Wakf Islamic religious trust has initiated a mosque at the Temple Mount’s Gate of Mercy. The organization petitioned the High Court of Justice on the eve of Jerusalem Day for a temporary injunction that would close the structure and restore the status quo at the site.
The Wakf "has taken steps to permanently turn a historic structure at the Temple Mount’s Mercy Gate into a mosque, carrying out construction work that has irreparably damaged the ancient building," Regavim said in a statement.
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1. Recently obtained information indicates that organizations and activists formerly involved in transferring funds to Hamas through aid foundations in Britain and elsewhere now operate, as part of the Union of Good—an umbrella network comprised of dozens of Islamic funds across the world that funnel money to Hamas institutions..
2. Of particular note is the involvement of senior officials in Interpal, a British fund that transfers funds to Hamas and was outlawed in the U.S. and Israel, in sending the so-called Miles of Smiles aid convoys to the Gaza Strip to support Hamas. Miles of Smiles convoys sent over the past years entered the Gaza Strip with help from the Egyptian administration. In addition, organizations and activists from South Africa belonging to the Union of Good (the Al-Aqsa Foundation and the MJC) are crossing Africa, including Sudan, on their way to the Gaza Strip. Al-Aqsa Foundation also takes part in the Miles of Smiles convoys.
More at: https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/17866/
[AlAhram] The Moslem Eid al-Fitr holiday will begin in Egypt on Wednesday 5 June, the Egyptian Dar El-Iftaa announced on Monday after sunset.
"The Shawwal crescent moon was not visible across the country. Tuesday will be the last day of Ramadan," said Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam to the nation on Monday after the sunset.
Last week, Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced a decision granting three days off work for all civil servants on Eid al-Fitr, which starts following the last day of the holy month of Ramadan, which has been announced as Wednesday.
Eid will run from 5 till 7 June.
Most Moslem countries performed the Shawwal month crescent moon sighting on Monday, which determines on which day Ramadan will end.
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... , Kuwait , Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... and the UAE have announced that Tuesday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr.
Egypt, Paleostine, Syria. Jordan, Malaysia and Indonesia have announced that Tuesday will be the last day of Ramadan.
[AlAhram] Sri Lanka's Moslem ministers resigned en masse Monday over widespread hate attacks against their community in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings that hit the majority Buddhist nation.
The resignation of nine government politicians, several of them cabinet ministers, came after a Buddhist monk politician supporting President Maithripala Sirisena demanded the sacking of three top Moslem politicians.
Demonstrations by several thousand people gripped the central pilgrim city of Kandy as monk Athuraliye Ratana insisted governors of two provinces and a cabinet minister be sacked over their alleged involvement with jihadists responsible for the bombings.
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[Jpost] The Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran is involved in the illicit procurement of technology for weapons of mass destruction, the German intelligence agency for the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern wrote in its May report.
In the 206-page report, that was reviewed by The Jerusalem Post, the intelligence agents wrote: "The fight against the illegal proliferation of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction and the materials needed for their manufacture, as well as the corresponding delivery systems [e.g. rockets], including the necessary knowledge, in cooperation with other authorities, is also the responsibility of counterintelligence."
The intelligence report continued, "From these points of view, it is essentially the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Pakistain, the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [North Korea] and the Syrian Arab Republic that need to be mentioned. The intelligence services of these countries, in many ways, are involved in unlawful procurement activities in the field of proliferation, using globally oriented, conspiratorial business and commercial structures."
The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern security officials noted that Iran’s regime, the Russian Federation and China are the main engines of intelligence gathering and should be viewed within a "security-related" context.
The report covers the year 2018 and was published just days after a damning Bavarian state intelligence report on Iran’s illicit activities.
According to the Bavarian report, Iran’s regime is "making efforts to expand its conventional arsenal of weapons with weapons of mass destruction." The Bavarian agents define weapons of mass destruction as "the spread of atomic, biological [and] chemical weapons of mass destruction."
Iran was termed a "risk country" in the 335-page Bavarian document outlining serious threats to the security and democracy of the state of Bavaria.
German domestic intelligence agencies are situated in each of the country’s 16 states and are roughly equivalent to the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).
The Bavarian report noted that the country’s criminal customs police prevented an electronic beam-welding machine from being sold to Iran.
"The machine can be used for the production of [missile] launch vehicles," said the document.
According to the report, extensive attempts were made "to disguise the actual customer in Iran" with respect to the machine. The real end-user was in Iran but the illicit activity said the end-user company was in Malaysia. The efforts to illegally bypass German export control regulations resulted in a criminal conviction of the director of the Bavarian-based company that sought to sell the welding machine to Iran.
The Bavarian agency said it will continue "to monitor whether Iran consistently and consequently complies with the agreement signed in July 2015."
[AnNahar] Some 800 Syrian women and kiddies started leaving the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp in northeast Syria on Monday, en route to their hometowns in the nearby province of Raqa, an AFP correspondent said.
At least 17 buses were seen leaving the area in the first such transfer from the crowded camp which is home to nearly 74,000 people, including relatives of Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group jihadists, he added.
[Rudaw] Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria on Sunday began steps toward repatriating five Norwegian children who were born into an Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) family, following a visit by a ministerial delegation from Oslo.
A Norwegian delegation headed by foreign ministry representative Christine Netland visited Ayn Issa on Sunday where they were received by Abdulkarim Omar, the co-chair of the Foreign Relations Department of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), known by Kurds as Rojava.
The two parties held a meeting that lasted for more than two hours but was closed to the media. Omar confirmed the visit in a tweet along with a statement from the NES.
Though they did not disclose the details of the meeting, Rudaw understands the Norwegian authorities received five children who were found in areas of Syria previously controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS).
Their names and ages were not immediately disclosed. Rudaw has learned the father is of African descent and the mother Norwegian. Both are deceased ISIS members.
The children will be taken to Norway via Erbil on Monday, multiple sources have told Rudaw.
Netland hailed the role Rojava authorities played in dealing with refugees and IDPs in remarks made to news hounds.
Also on Sunday, Iraqi authorities gave Ankara 122 Ottoman Turkish children of parents suspected of joining ISIS.
Last month, seven Swedish children of ISIS members were handed over to their Swedish-Norwegian grandfather by the Kurdish administration in Rojava. Sweden’s public broadcaster (SVT) identified the father of the children as Michael Skramo.
Families of ISIS members who beat feet from the last vestiges of the ISIS caliphate are among 74,000 people being sheltered at al-Hol camp in Hasaka, Syria. Among them are some 2,500 foreign children identified as essentially stateless by the UN’s children’s office (UNICEF). Conditions in the camp are desperate. At least 211 children under age 5 have died, according to UN figures.
Grandparents of two children, who are in al-Hol camp with their French mother who had joined ISIS, have filed a lawsuit at the European Court of Human Rights over the Gay Paree’s refusal to repatriate them.
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