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IRGC completely dismantles terrorist group in southeast Iran: Commander
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UAE renames Abu Dhabi mosque after Mary, mother of Jesus
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A mosque in the capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi was renamed on Wednesay to "Mariam Umm Eisa" ‐ meaning mother of Jesus in Arabic.

The move was aimed at promoting social connections between followers of different religions and strengthen the common characteristics between them, local media reported.
Goodness. The timing certainly is interesting.
The name of the mosque, previously known as "Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque," was changed by order of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan to "consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions".

UAE's Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna al-Qasimi said the move reflected the Crown Prince’s "pure humanity and portrays a bright image of the real tolerance and coexistence in the UAE."

Qasimi explained that the mosque is located in a place that reflects values of tolerance and coexistence, as the area includes "many civilized places of worship."

February last year, the UAE opened the Ministry of Tolerance to "promote tolerance as a fundamental value in UAE society," the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum said.

Senior chaplain Reverend Canon Thompson at nearby Anglican church St. Andrews said he was pleased with the renaming. "We are delighted that we are celebrating something that we have in common between both our faiths," he told Gulf News.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  nearby Anglican church St. Andrews

To my mild surprise (don't know much about Abu Dhabi), it seems they're building a second, bigger church which will be next door not to this mosque, but -- conveniently for the umpteen denominations they host -- to workers' housing.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/19/2017 2:16 Comments || Top||

#2  It is surprising but its still a mosque doing mosque things. A sop to the West?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/19/2017 10:40 Comments || Top||

#3  a mosque doing mosque things


I don't think the mosque named after Mary will have a female prayer leader nor will it likely preach against the 'women are inferior' type verses in the koran
Posted by: lord garth || 06/19/2017 13:20 Comments || Top||

US lawless gangster state, North Korea says
[Iran Press TV] North Korea says the US authorities have "literally mugged" its diplomatic delegation in New York, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang soar.

"Diplomats of a sovereign state are being robbed of a diplomatic package in the middle of New York where the headquarters of the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
is located and that serves as the venue for international meetings including the United Nations General Assembly," the state-run KCNA news agency quoted a North Korean Foreign Ministry front man as saying on Sunday.

He added that the "illegal and heinous act of provocation" occurred at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday as the delegation was returning from a UN conference on the rights of the disabled, officially known as the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

"This clearly shows that the US is a felonious and lawless gangster state," he said, adding that the international community should seriously question the prestige of New York as a place where international meetings are held.

According to the KCNA report on the incident, over 20 officials, who claimed to be with the US Department of Homeland Security and police, "made a violent assault like gangsters to take away the diplomatic package from the diplomats." It added that the delegation was in possession of valid diplomatic courrier certificate.

The White House and the US State Department had issued no immediate comment on the North's statement.

Pyongyang warned that if the White House failed to give due response to the North's "reasonable and fair demand" on the incident, it would be "totally responsible" for all the consequences.

Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  But first we'd like to know what happened to Otto Warmbier.
Posted by: gorb || 06/19/2017 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Forget Jung
I will name your Country OTTO.
Posted by: newc || 06/19/2017 1:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Siezing a diplomatic package is unusual. They must have known what was in it before they siezed it. It probably set off an explosives or drugs sniffer.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/19/2017 1:45 Comments || Top||

#4  IMO, the problem is that Americans - at least these "on the wrong side of history" - are, just a bit, too law abiding.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/19/2017 3:02 Comments || Top||

#5  "lawless gangster state"

Well illary did dodge prison.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/19/2017 5:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Dennis Rodman probably ordered a gift for Kim from Macys, added some blow, but didn't get past the TSA dudes and dudettes.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 06/19/2017 8:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Sounds like projection to me.
Posted by: Ulineter Darling of the Sith6718 || 06/19/2017 8:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Chicago, Baltimore, et al. Even a broken (analog) clock is correct twice a day.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2017 9:42 Comments || Top||

#9  RE:gorb - i think he tried hanging himself and almost succeeded shortly after he was sentenced.
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 06/19/2017 10:10 Comments || Top||

#10  And what is North Korea?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/19/2017 10:20 Comments || Top||

#11  ....Post-Prog American University? (See - Evergreen)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2017 12:04 Comments || Top||

#12  And what is North Korea?

The first country to conquer obesity!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/19/2017 12:50 Comments || Top||

#13  And what is North Korea?

Warm bier and vodka
Moose Juce MASH, Farley Mowat
God's Sake, Nippon
Posted by: JHH || 06/19/2017 13:49 Comments || Top||

#14  The first country to conquer obesity!\

Almost. Only one high-profile case left to take care of . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 06/19/2017 15:28 Comments || Top||

#15  Warmbier just died. "Missing some brain tissue"
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/19/2017 17:52 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Bikers for Trump rumble into Georgia with message in Handel vs. Ossoff election
[Wash Times] MARIETTA, Ga. -- This neighborhood might have gotten quite a jolt when Bikers for Trump -- sporting tattoos galore, black vests and a massive flag with the group’s insignia -- showed up in this Atlanta suburb to politely ask people to vote for the Republican candidate in this week’s special congressional election.

At one stop, Chris Hummel and his wife, Karen, assured Chris Cox, founder of Bikers for Trump, and the six other men and women who were going door to door that they had voted early for the Republican, Karen Handel, over Democrat Jon Ossoff. Mrs. Hummel even shed some tears after learning that three of the bikers had served in the military. Her father served as a battalion leader in the Vietnam War and returned a different man. Years later, when Mrs. Hummel was a baby, he took his own life.

"We have heard about them," Mrs. Hummel said about the group. "I just think it is cool that it is just kind of grass-roots door-to-door, just common folks. Because that is really what America is."

Mr. Cox and his crew of volunteers had visited this well-groomed neighborhood before and returned Tuesday to make certain that its heavily Republican voters planned to -- or already had -- voted for Mrs. Handel. The bikers are hoping to punch a hole in the Democrat-driven storyline that President Trump’s supporters are turning their backs on him.

"For us, it is more about ’Support Donald Trump,’ and by supporting Karen Handel we are supporting Donald Trump," said Mr. Cox, standing in a cul-de-sac next to his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and steps away from a miniature soccer goal. "This is kind of like a crown jewel of the Republican Party right now -- holding on to this thing."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2017 06:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Endorsed by Pelosi and an understudy of Congressmen Hank (Tip Over) Johnson and John Lewis. Very difficult to believe it's even a question.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2017 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I was in Marietta this weekend, sas the bikers, no one seemed shaken up. As 1 who has to watch all the osoff ads relentlessly bombarding us daily, he's a lttle twat who needs choking.
Posted by: chris || 06/19/2017 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  From B's mugshot, he looks like the offspring of the mating or Pee-Wee Herman and Alfred E. Newman....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/19/2017 10:03 Comments || Top||

#4  USN, Ret. For those not familiar with Alfred E. Neuman. Spitting image.

Image result for alfred e. neuman
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/19/2017 10:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Pee Wee and Alfred E. Neuman likeness is akin to the Webster Hubbell and Chelsea likeness. (Recently, Alex Jones offered Chelsea $1 mil. to take a DNA test).
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/19/2017 13:00 Comments || Top||

#6  thanks John QC; whenever I try posting pictures, the computer screen keeps bending my thumb tacks....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/19/2017 15:00 Comments || Top||

#7  :)
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/19/2017 22:04 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Lockheed's F-35 soars over Paris in first flight demo
Lockheed Martin's (LMT) F-35 made its first aerial demonstration on Monday at the Paris Air Show, as the defense contractor looks to ink a blockbuster sale for hundreds of the stealth fighter jets.

The F-35 flew late in the afternoon in Paris, where aircraft makers gather each year to show off their latest models and score new orders from airlines and militaries. An F-35A‐the model designed for the U.S. Air Force‐took off in a vertical climb, then made a series of loops, twists and other dramatic maneuvers. In another impressive display, the stealth fighter abruptly cut its throttle to slowly float through the air, simulating the F-35's capabilities in a dogfight.

Youtube video

Twitter link, comments allover the place.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 06/19/2017 15:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An F-35A‐the model designed for the U.S. Air Force‐took off in a vertical climb, then made a series of loops, twists and other dramatic maneuvers.

A drone won't mind the Gs that a human body would. Just saying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2017 16:09 Comments || Top||

#2  P2K, that is something the aeronautic engineers have been pushing for a while. We currently have the technology for the airframes to resist 20gs. With a pilot they are stuck at 9g.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/19/2017 16:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Youtube link

Tweeter link

Posted by: SteveS || 06/19/2017 18:52 Comments || Top||

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Mon 2017-06-19
  IRGC completely dismantles terrorist group in southeast Iran: Commander
Sun 2017-06-18
  Afghan forces recapture Tora Bora in Nangarhar
Sat 2017-06-17
  Taliban rejects report on Kandahar bombing that killed UAE ambassador, diplomats
Fri 2017-06-16
  Army takes over Mosul’s Old City entrance, IS trapped
Thu 2017-06-15
  SDF capture former IS member known as Jihadi Jack
Wed 2017-06-14
  Senior Republican politician and several aides shot at baseball practice near Washington
Tue 2017-06-13
  Taliban’s military commission chief killed in Helmand drone strike
Mon 2017-06-12
  London Police Chief: Terror Victims Show How Diverse We Are
Sun 2017-06-11
  Libyan group says it has freed Gaddafi son Seif al-Islam
Sat 2017-06-10
  Islamic State claims it killed two Chinese in Pakistan
Fri 2017-06-09
  Nearly 70 dead in Al-Shabaab attack on Puntland military base
Thu 2017-06-08
  Syrian government, rebel forces fighting in Aleppo
Wed 2017-06-07
  Iran's parliament and Khomeini mausoleum attacked by gunmen
Tue 2017-06-06
  Shaboobs go into that good night softly after attempt to raid KDF camp
Mon 2017-06-05
  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE sever ties to Qatar over 'terrorism'

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