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-Land of the Free
Deportations Booming - 2500 In Two Months
[Breitbart] President Trump's administration deported more than 2,500 illegal aliens in the last two months who had arrived at the United States-Mexico border and claimed to be part of a family unit.

Federal data obtained by Breitbart News reveals that since August, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has deported more than 2,500 illegal aliens who arrived as a family unit at the southern border and have final orders for removal.

Over these two months, ICE agents arrested another 275 illegal aliens who arrived as family units at the border. All of these illegal aliens arrested have final orders for removal, meaning they have gone through the asylum and immigration courts and have been found not to be eligible to stay in the U.S.

Compare these deportation numbers to that of Fiscal Year 2018, when ICE deported 2,711 illegal aliens who arrived as family units at the border for the entire year.

This indicates that about 226 illegal aliens claiming to be part of a family unit were deported every month last year compared to about 1,250 deported each month in August and September of this year ‐ a more than 453 percent increase in illegal family unit deportations based on monthly totals.

As Breitbart News has reported, research finds that deporting the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens saves American taxpayers billions compared to the costs they are forced to pay when illegal aliens are allowed to stay.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/10/2019 04:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336079 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How many came back?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/10/2019 5:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Deported to Portland or San Fran?
Posted by: AlanC || 10/10/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Faster, please
Posted by: Lex || 10/10/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Libyan oil firm unable to pay salaries at eastern unit with parallel board
[Al Ahram] Libyan state oil firm NOC said on Tuesday it had been unable to pay salaries in September at a fuel distribution unit in the east where authorities have set up a parallel board.

The comments highlight the risk that NOC might break up after eastern authorities allied to 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, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. 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...
, whose troops have been trying to seize 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...
, set up a board for the NOC Brega unit in areas under his control in charge of fuel supplies.

NOC based in Tripoli, which is home to the internationally recognised government, has denounced the move as an attempt to divide the country and to set up an illegitimate entity to export oil.

On Tuesday, NOC said it had been unable to pay salaries for Brega workers in central and eastern areas under control of Haftar's forces after the parallel board "obstructed payment by Tripoli," a statement said.

"This illegitimate body is creating chaos, causing suffering and interfering with the livelihoods of our workers after failing to seize the main bank balances of the company," NOC said, referring to the parallel board.

There was no immediate comment from Brega's parallel board but an employee at the unit, who asked not to be named, confirmed that no salaries had been paid for September.

Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336082 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

'Egypt faces a severe non-conventional war and the scenario of chaos will not be repeated again,' PM tell MPs
[Al Ahram] In a statement delivered before parliament on Tuesday, Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that Egypt is currently facing one of the most severe non-conventional wars.

"This war primarily seeks to create a state of confusion, spread a national sense of disappointment, and disrupt confidence between Egyptian citizens and state institutions, at the top of which is the presidency," said Madbouly, adding that "the non-conventional war also tried its best to sow distrust in the Egyptian army and police forces."

"They know that they are not able to disrupt Egypt by resorting to a conventional war because they know that the Egyptian army is very strong and that they can’t defeat Egypt in a conventional way," said Madbouly, "so they resorted to the current non-conventional war to tarnish the Egyptian army in the eyes of the people, but I am sure that the Egyptian people and state authorities will not allow the old scenario of chaos be repeated, and that we will all protect Egypt from the collapse that many countries around us have faced."

"When some citizens erupted into the streets two weeks ago, security forces were able to contain this in a legal and professional way. They used the laws you drafted and passed to contain this, and I want to stress that while moving to contain this, security forces were keen not to commit any violations," said Madbouly.

In his one-hour statement, Madbouly reviewed the achievements of his 15-month government. Madbouly drew a comparison between economic conditions in Egypt in the second half of 2014 when President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi took office, and the economic conditions in the second half of 2019.

"In the middle of 2016, Egypt’s economy was on the edge of collapse and the country was suffering deterioration in security conditions and a state of political upheaval," said Madbouly, "but after three years and following the implementation of a successful economic reform, conditions have completely changed for the better."

Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336080 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Ennahda came first in Tunisian parliamentary election
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda came first in Sunday’s parliamentary election, winning 52 seats, while media mogul Nabil Karoui’s Heart of Tunisia party won 38 seats in the 217-seat chamber, the electoral commission said on Wednesday.

The official preliminary results are in line with an exit poll published on Sunday which showed Ennahda as the largest party and Heart of Tunisia in second place in a fragmented parliament.

In a related development, Tunisian presidential candidate and media mogul Nabil Karoui left prison on Wednesday days before Sunday’s election runoff after weeks of detention waiting for a verdict in his corruption trial.

Karoui was the runner up in the first round of the presidential election last month despite being held since August 23 in pre-trial detention.

He will now face Kais Saied, an independent, in the second round of voting.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336078 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Moderate pisslamist = low yield nuclear weapon = mild strain of ebola = kind of pregnant.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/10/2019 7:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Ennahda won 37% of the parlimentary vote in 2011 and 28% in 2014

some of the decline is because there are more political parties competing

the leader of Ennahda, Ranchid al Ghannouchi is almost 80 years old and has led the Ennahda movement for almost 4 decades

its a good question whether this movement will continue to shrink and die or whether they will reconstitute themselves as a more militant group or get a new charismatic leader

Posted by: lord garth || 10/10/2019 8:35 Comments || Top||

Police forces in Janzour suburb of #Tripoli have raided houses rented by illegal immigrants for drugs sales and prostitution
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336084 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Bosnia Will Take back and Try 9 Captured ISIS Fighters
[AAWSAT] Bosnia is preparing to take back and try nine of its nationals suspected of fighting for ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
in Syria, its security minister said on Wednesday.

Hundreds of people are believed to have left Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and many await in detention camps to be handed over to their countries of origin.

"We are working to bring back nine persons for whom Bosnia and Herzegovina had issued arrest warrants," Minister Dragan Mektic told Rooters.

Mektic declined to say when the suspects would be returned to Bosnia, but added they would be handed over to the judiciary immediately upon arrival.

The Sarajevo-based investigative portal http://www.zurnal.ba reported the nine men, all captured and kept in detention camps in Syria and Iraq, should be returned by the end of the week.

According to a 2014 criminal code, all Bosnians who leave the country to fight in foreign wars must be prosecuted under terrorism charges.

According to Bosnian intelligence, 241 adults and 80 children left Bosnia or the Bosnian diaspora in 2012-2016 for Syria and Iraq, where 150 more children were born. About 100 adults, including 49 women, remain there, while at least 88 have been killed or died.

Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336084 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Fifth Column
Sens. Lindsey Graham and Chris Van Hollen have released an outline of potential sanctions against #Turkey
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  So the focus shifts from US troops in Syria to sanctions on Turkey.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/10/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  First - how about riding the appropriations with a demand to extract American military assets out of Turkey? In other words, cut off funding to the place in 6 months. The mofo generals won't do it unless forced to. Just like the AF and Clark AFB. Somehow the military experts were wrong about the critical strategic necessity of the place.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/10/2019 10:03 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Defense Ministry says Turkey only NATO country to hold battle against ISIL
[Hurriyet Daily News] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
's National Defense Ministry on oct. 8 stated that Turkey was the only 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...
country to fight against the ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
terrorist organization.

The ministry stated on twitter that Turkey has suffered the most from ISIS's bloody attacks and has combated the organization within and outside the borders.
Then on alternate days Erdogan’s government quietly funded the organization and provided a haven for ISIS fighters to rest and recuperate. No other NATO country has done that, either.
The statement added that Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces will continue its fight against ISIS at east of Euphrates as well.

The statement also noted that during Euphrates Shield operations Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces dealt a major blow to ISIS in terms of military and ideology by capturing Dabiq in northern Syria which is shrine to the terrorists.
That part is true: Dabiq was prophesied in the Koran or somewhere to be where the jihadis fight their apocalyptic final battle against Christian forces, after which the caliphate will magically appear.
In the last two years, Turkey’s Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations liberated the region from YPG/PKK and ISISterrorists, allowing hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians to return to their homes.
Is that what happened? Because from what I’ve seen, the Kurds took care of ISIS while the Turks did their best to drive out and slaughter the Kurds.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union -- has waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years, resulting in the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.
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Turkey: Operation Peace Spring in accordance with int'l law
[AA.TR] Operation Peace Spring is being carried out in accordance with international law, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
’s foreign minister said Wednesday.

"This operation is being carried out in accordance with international law, Article 51 of the UN Charter and UN Security Council resolutions on the fight against terrorism," said Mevlut Cavusoglu in Algeria, where he was on an official visit.

Cavusoglu's remarks came immediately after Ottoman Turkish troops and the Syrian National Army launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria against PKK/YPG and ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...

With the operation, the region will be cleared of terrorists, Syria’s border security and territorial integrity will be guaranteed, displaced people will be able to return safely to their homes and peace and safety will prevail in the region, he added.

"Turkey informed Syria about Operation Peace Spring through a diplomatic note sent to the regime’s consul general in Istanbul," said Cavusoglu.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry also invited representatives of the UN Security Council member states to the ministry to brief the officials about the anti-terror operation.

Turkey’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal met U.S. Ambassador to Turkey David Michael Satterfield, French Ambassador Charles Fries, British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott, Russian Ambassador Aleksey Yerhov and Cheng Weihua, undersecretary of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ankara, to inform about the operation.

Iran's Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Farazmand was also informed about the operation. Cavusoglu also said UN Secretary-General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
and the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Syria, Geir Pedersen, were also informed.

"So far, our ally, the U.S., despite all our warnings, has not disconnected from this terrorist organization," said Cavusoglu, adding Turkey could not get any results from its sincere efforts on the creation of a safe zone with the U.S.

Cavusoglu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks over the phone Wednesday, according to diplomatic sources.

For his part, Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay said: ''Our heroic army will secure our borders with Operation Peace Spring, bring peace and stability to the east of the Euphrates and ensure Syrians return home safely.''

Turkey has no interest in occupying Syria or changing its demographics," presidential front man Ibrahim Kalin said Wednesday in a live interview over the phone with the BBC.

Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336088 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Since Pres Trump has washed his hands of the area, we can bring home the troops, nukes and dollars from Incerlik.
Posted by: Spirt Glans1838 || 10/10/2019 1:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Article 51, which Turkey cites, is about the right of Nations to self defense

Posted by: lord garth || 10/10/2019 13:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Been trying to pick this fight for six years...and you name it Pee Spring?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/10/2019 16:05 Comments || Top||

#4  The sappers have worked sans surcease
Undermining the whole Middle East.
Erdie goes on the fuse;
An explosion ensues...
And his statue sez, "Ottoman Peace."
Posted by: Hupuse Claigum8122 || 10/10/2019 16:50 Comments || Top||

Pakistan Accused of Using Diplomatic Missions to Push Fake Currency for Terror Funding
[SPUTNIKNEWS] India has taken high denomination bank notes out of circulation in an attempt to block fake money flooding the country to finance terror organizations.

The ANI news agency has quoted unnamed Indian officials as accusing Pakistain of using diplomatic channels in Nepal, Bangladesh and other countries to bring and distribute consignments of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) to India.

The media outlet also claimed that Pakistain’s intelligence agency, the Interservices Intelligence (ISI), has managed to create FICN.

"ISI transported fake notes through the state-owned Pakistain International Airlines, or through the diplomatic bag to its Missions in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Doha," sources revealed to ANI.

Pakistain has yet to respond to the charges.

Pakistain has been accused of misusing diplomatic channels to bring and distribute FICN in Bangladesh, In late 2015, an official of Islamabad’s mission named Farina Arshad was withdrawn after a krazed killer organization in that country claimed to have had links with her.

In January 2015, an attaché in the Consular Section of Pakistain Mission in Dhaka was expelled after Bangladesh intelligence accused him of peddling FICN and providing funds to terror outfits.
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In change of plan, JUI-F to now march to Islamabad on October 31
[DAWN] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...a Pak religious party. It is usually part of the govt, never part of the solution...
-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman
...Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty...
on Wednesday announced that his party's anti-government 'Azadi March' to the capital will now take place on October 31 instead of October 27.
"We will be trick-or-treating along the way as well. Please have halal candy available". And NOT those nasty NECCO wafers
Speaking to news hounds, he said the party would now join Kashmiris in observing October 27 as a black day across the country in protest against the Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
Ignoring the calls of other opposition parties to delay the proposed long march, Rehman had announced last Thursday that his party had decided to hold the anti-government march to Islamabad on Oct 27.
Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336086 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Ulema Islami

#1  They've already got the costumes.
Posted by: Spirt Glans1838 || 10/10/2019 1:36 Comments || Top||

Iraqi PM announces three days of mourning for those killed in protests
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday announced three days of mourning starting Thursday for those killed in the protests, his office said in a statement.

At least 110 people have been killed and more than 6,000 maimed in the capital Baghdad and in the south, since security forces started cracking down on demonstrators protesting over corruption and unemployment.

The dead include at least nine members of the security forces.

On Wednesday, Iraqi President Barham Salih called for a ministerial reshuffle in order to "improve the government’s performance," a statement released by the office of the presidency said.

Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

IDF nears completion of new Gaza border fortifications
[IsraelTimes]/ Army builds improved sniper posts, earthworks and walls to protect against gunfire, anti-tank missiles and other terror threats from Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede,-run Strip

Israel is nearing completion of new defense works being constructed on the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
border in response to weekly border riots, threats from anti-tank missiles and other terror attacks, according to a Channel 13 report broadcast on Wednesday.

The project includes defenses against missiles and improved sniper posts, which have been better fortified, placed higher up and in more strategic locations.

Large berms will also protect Israel Defense Forces personnel and conceal troop movements, allowing soldiers move around more freely.

The new defenses were built alongside the underground barriers which protect against terror tunnels, and a high fence which is expected to be completed in mid-2020.

"Once we’re protected here, we’ll control the enemy by observing and he’ll have less ability to harm us. Every part of the defenses are connected in order to create a complete operational system," said Major Yisrael Peretz, an officer in the Combat Engineering Corps who was assigned to the project.

The new fortifications will also protect area civilians and roadways. The first installment was a wall protecting the access road to Kibbutz Erez, where a civilian was killed by an anti-tank missile in May.

Israeli soldiers have also come under sniper fire from Gaza.

The new barriers aim to fill what some military officials viewed as a gap in the country’s defenses in the area against Gaza terror groups, especially Hamas, which rules the Paleostinian enclave, and the Iran-backed Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
Both have devoted vast resources in the impoverished territory to developing methods for circumventing Israel’s border defenses in a bid to carry out attacks against civilian populations and military targets inside Israel. These efforts have included the construction of dozens of underground tunnels into Israel, the deployment of thousands of hidden rocket launchers throughout the Strip, and plans for infiltration into Israel by armed assailants.

In response, Israel has developed new defensive technologies in recent years, including the Iron Dome missile defense system, an underground tunneling barrier now under construction, and an array of special and mostly secretive detection technologies deployed along the border.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/10/2019 02:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336080 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

EU rejects Turkish 'safe zone' in Syria, will not provide aid
[Jpost] The Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union urged The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
on Wednesday to end its military operation in northern Syria, rejecting any Ottoman Turkish plans for a safe zone for refugees, saying it would not provide aid there.

"The EU calls upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action," the 28 members of the bloc said in a joint statement. "It is unlikely that a so-called 'safe zone' in north-east Syria, as envisaged by Turkey, would satisfy international criteria for refugee return," the statement said.

"The EU will not provide stabilization or development assistance in areas where the rights of local populations are ignored," it said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/10/2019 02:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Zarif says Iran could become 'companion' of Saudi Arabia if Yemen war stops
[Al Ahram] Iran's foreign minister says his country could turn into a whore ``companion'' for 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...
if the kingdom ends its war in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
, where the archrivals support opposite sides.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Tuesday Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying if Saudi Arabia solved ``problems in the region at the negotiating table, and not by killing people, it would definitely have the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
as its companion.''

Reportedly Pakistain and Iraq have sought to mediate tensions between Tehran and Riyadh in recent weeks.

Tensions spiked last month after a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia's oil industry that shook global energy markets. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for the attack, a charge Tehran denies. Zarif at the time warned any retaliatory attack would result in ``all-out war.''

Posted by: Fred || 10/10/2019 00:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336080 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  sex slave of Iran?
Posted by: Cravins McCoy5126 || 10/10/2019 15:01 Comments || Top||

Iran women allowed into football stadium for first time in decades
[DAWN] Iranian women fans are free to enter a football stadium on Thursday for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the Islamic republic over its controversial male-only policy.

...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums for around 40 years, with holy mans arguing they must be shielded from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men.

World football's governing body FIFA last month ordered Iran to allow women access to stadiums without restrictions and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.

The directive came after a fan dubbed "Blue Girl" died after setting herself on fire in fear of being placed in durance vile
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
for dressing up as a boy in order to attend a match.

Women were quick to get their hands on tickets to attend Iran's 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Thursday.

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