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Africa Horn
Saudi Arabia backs Sudanese military council moves, announces aid package
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
said on Saturday it backed steps announced by Sudan's transitional military council and announced an aid package to Sudan that includes wheat, petroleum products, and medicine.

"The Kingdom expresses its support for the steps announced by the Transitional Military Council in preserving the lives and property. It stands by the Sudanese people and hopes that such steps will achieve security and stability for Sudan," the statement read.

Saudi Arabia also called on the Sudanese people "of all categories prioritize national interest in order to achieve their aspirations and hopes for prosperity and development."

The statement added that Saudi 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....
had issued directives to concerned authorities in the Kingdom to provide a package of humanitarian aid.
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Civilian government to be formed, says Sudan’s new head of military council
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The new head of Sudan’s transitional military council said on Saturday that a civilian government would be established after consultations with opposition forces and promised that the transitional period would last for a maximum of two years.

In his first televised address, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman said he was cancelling a night curfew ordered by his predecessor and ordered the release of all prisoners incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
under emergency laws ordered by ousted President Omar al-Bashir
Head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself president-for-life. He has fallen out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it.
Earlier on Saturday, Sudan’s security and intelligence chief, Salah Gosh resigned on Saturday, the country’s new military rulers said on Saturday.

On Friday, Sudan’s Defense Minister Awad Ibn Auf said that he is stepping down as head of the Country’s transitional military council, a day after former president Omar al-Bashir was tossed in a coup.

Bashir was tossed on Thursday after weeks of mass protests brought on by rising food costs, high unemployment and increasing repression during his three decades in power.

Protest organizers had earlier on Saturday urged people to keep marching to demand a civilian government after the defense minister and the intelligence chief stepped down.

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Defense Ministry in central Khartoum, a Rooters witness said.

Celebrations erupted on the streets of Khartoum overnight after Ibn Auf’s resignation.

Thousands of protesters waved flags and illuminated mobile phones in the darkness and drivers hooted car horns. People chanted: "The second has fallen!" a reference to Ibn Auf and Bashir, witnesses said.

"Islamists have now lost control and they are in shock. Their ability to project influence in an organized way inside the state appears weak," said Sudanese analyst Khalid al-Tijani.

He added: "The reason for the changes in Sudan is the pressure from protesters and pressures within the army, and the fear among military commanders of a split in the armed forces."

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Africa North
UN ‘gravely concerned’ over Tunisia detention of Libya expert
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
has expressed its "grave concern" over the detention in Tunisia of a UN expert tasked with investigating violations of a Libya arms embargo.

"The arrest and detention by the Tunisian authorities of Moncef Kartas... while he was performing his official duties is a matter of very grave concern," the front man for the UN Secretary-General said in a statement on Friday.

Tunisian Moncef Kartas was jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in Tunis on March 26 along with a fellow national on suspicion of "spying for foreign parties," according to Tunisian authorities.

Kartas was on Thursday brought before an investigative judge who "decided to continue" his detention, Stephane Dujarric said.

"The continued detention is in violation of the privileges and immunities that Mr. Kartas enjoys," he added.

The UN has engaged with Tunisia’s government "at the highest levels," according to the front man, making clear its legal position through four separate legal notes.

But the government had "failed to provide an adequate response," he said.

Tunisia’s interior ministry said last month "confidential documents containing sensitive detailed data capable of harming national security" were seized in relation to UN expert’s arrest.

It also alleged technical equipment for jamming and intercepting communications - banned in Tunisia - had been confiscated.

Kartas was appointed to the panel of experts in 2016, tasked with investigating violations of an arms embargo on Libya.

The panel reports to the UN sanctions committee on Libya and details its findings in an annual report. An interim report is due in June.

Previous reports by the panel have found that arms and ammunition have repeatedly been delivered to warring parties in Libya in violation of the UN embargo, with the involvement of member states.

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Libyan east-based parliament endorses Haftar's war on Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) held its first session in Benghazi headquarters chaired by Speaker Aqilah Saleh and attended by only 32 members out of 196.

The HoR session endorsed the current war on 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...
led by 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 forces as Saleh urged the international community to support those forces in their war on "terrorism."

"The Libyan army has a mission in Tripoli and it will protect people's lives and properties. The army is the only guarantee for a civilian state and democratic transition in Libya." Saleh added.

"The HoR is the only legitimate body in Libya. Neither the Presidential Council nor the High Council of State are legitimate and the former continues to hinder the constitution referendum."

About 100 HoR members who reject the war on Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar said they were preparing for a session to be held in Tripoli, saying Speaker Saleh is illegitimate because he endorsed Haftar's war.

Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
HoR member Ali Abu Zariba said the session in Benghazi is not legal and that a hundred members will be holding a session in Tripoli to elect a new Speaker in a week to come, saying the session will be chaired by the oldest member.

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Spokesman for Haftar's forces: UN can't stop our Tripoli entry
“All their divisions are busy elsewhere, and America won’t give them more money.”
[Libya Observer] The front man for 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 forces Ahmed al-Mismari said the support of the UN for the Presidential Council's government won't hinder their forces' advance on 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...
Al-Mismari accused Friday forces loyal to the Presidential Council of targeting civilian houses but then contradicted himself by saying their forces are advancing under an air cover.

He also described the Presidential Council forces, which is internationally recognized, as criminal gangs, adding that funding them will prolong the fighting and cause more casualties.

Haftar's forces have been leading an offensive since April 04 in different southern Tripoli frontlines in an attempt to enter the capital, but they are being thwarted by Libyan Army forces under the command of Presidential Council.

Over 140 people have been killed so far from both sides, while over 6000 others have been displaced from conflict zones, let alone the damage in public and private properties.

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Interior Minister: UAE sending military support for Haftar's war on Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The Interior Minister of the Presidential Council's government Fathi Bashagha has accused the UAE of sending 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...
military support for his war on 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...
in a clear violation of the international law.

Bashagha told Alhurra TV Channel on Friday that they received information about an aircraft that came from UAE and landed in Benghazi's Benina Airport with military equipment for Haftar's forces in violation of the UN arms embargo.

He called on Egypt and 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...
to support Libyans not the individual named Haftar as betting on a person rather than the entire people is a losing bet.

"Our forces in Tripoli will turn from defense to offense to foil the advance of the attacking forces and push them to their previous positions." Bashagha remarked.

He said his government regards Haftar as an illegitimate party and his forces as militias, and those who think he has built an army are delusional as the only Libyan army can be formed just when the constitution is approved.

"How can a national army attack a city of it's own country." He asked, denying any talks with Haftar saying "we don't negotiate with a warlord."

"A ceasefire can take place only if Haftar's forces withdrew to their previous positions. Then we can have a dialogue with eastern elders and tribes; those who care for the wellbeing of the country as a whole." Bashagha explained.

He also said that the captured fighters from Haftar's forces are being treated well and they will be set free to return home soon.

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Parliament speaker Saleh: Libyans will head to polls when Tripoli is liberated
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libya's Aguila Saleh, speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, said on Saturday that the Libyan people will head to the polls after the capital 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...
is liberated.

He called on Libyans to stand by the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by 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...
Saleh’s statement came during a parliamentary session held in Benghazi in eastern Libya, which is under the control of Haftar’s forces.

Saleh said: "We will be going to the polls after liberating Tripoli," calling on the international community to protect Libya’s money and to lift the weapons embargo on the National Army.

He also pointed out Libya’s keenness to cooperate with the international community to combat terrorism.

"We need to get rid of militias and terrorist groups," Saleh who is allied to Haftar, said using a reference eastern officials often make to describe forces allied to the Tripoli government, which relies on support from several gangs.

"We assure the residents of Tripoli that the campaign to liberate Tripoli will be limited and not violate any freedoms but restore security and fight terrorism," Saleh told politicians in a session in Benghazi.

Haftar, 75, a former general in Qadaffy’s army who later joined the revolt against him, moved his troops out of their eastern stronghold to take the oil-rich desert south earlier this year before sweeping up to Tripoli at the start of April.

But Serraj’s national accord government has managed to halt the advance for now, aided by forces with machine-guns on pickups and steel containers across the road into Tripoli.

The Tripoli government says it has taken nearly 200 prisoners from Haftar’s forces, according to Rooters.

The United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
, which had hoped to organize a national conference this month bringing the rival eastern and western administrations together to organize an election, has called for a ceasefire.

The United States, G7 bloc of wealthy nations and European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
have also urged the LNA to halt its offensive.

Tripoli-based Foreign Minister Mohammed Siyala urged the UN Security Council to call on Haftar to halt the advance.

The UN health agency said it fears outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and diarrhoea due to poor sanitation, especially among those displaced.

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Algeria magistrates to boycott July 4 presidential election
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Algeria’s magistrates, who play a key role overseeing the country’s elections, said on Saturday they would boycott a July 4 presidential election in support of the protest movement.

Protestors have held vast rallies calling for allies of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika
... 10th president-for-life of Algeria. He was elected in 1999 and is currently on his third or fourth term. Maybe it's the fifth....
to step down after the veteran leader quit earlier this month.

They have rejected the July poll, arguing that elections cannot be free and fair if they are held under the same judicial framework and institutions like those of the Bouteflika regime.

Interim leader Abdelkader Bensalah has pledged a "transparent" vote but protestors have called for him to leave office too.

More than 100 magistrates staged a protest outside the justice ministry on Saturday in response to a call by the Magistrates’ Club ‐ a nascent group set up as an alternative to the regime’s National Magistrates’ Syndicate (SNM).

"The Magistrates’ Club has decided to boycott the task of supervising the presidential election," said Saad Eddine Merzoug, a judge from El Oued in the country’s southeast.

Merzoug said the new club had members at every court in the country, without specifying numbers.

Magistrates play a major role in organizing votes in Algeria. Notably, they oversee the electoral roll, a frequent source of disputes between the regime and the opposition.

A revision of the register is set to take place later this month, ahead of the July election.

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Arabia
Saudi Arabia funded Libya rebels push toward capital: Report
[PRESSTV] Libyan rebel commander General 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...
has been directly supported by 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...
in his new campaign to seize control of the capital 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...
, a new report has shown.

The Wall Street Journal said Haftar, who leads the so-called Libyan National Army, had been ensured of massive funds from Saudi Arabia during a trip to the kingdom before he started his push to seize control of Tripoli on April 4.

The report cited sources close to the Saudi government as saying that bigwigs in Riyadh, including Saudi's intelligence chief and interior minister, had offered tens of millions to Haftar to pay for his bloody operation.

They said Haftar accepted the offer which could guarantee the support of tribal leaders and enable him to recruit and pay fighters.

"We were quite generous," said an advisor to the Saudi government, according to the WSJ.

The newspaper also confirmed that Haftar had met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia as of 2016....
during his visit to the kingdom.

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Yemeni parliament convenes for the first time since Houthi coup
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemen’s House of Representatives convened on Saturday morning for the first time since the war started, and elected Sultan al-Burkani, the head of Yemen’s General People's Congress (GPC), as its speaker.

The process of electing parliamentary positions began with the participation of 141 deputies.

Held in the city of Sayoun, the parliament session was attended by President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and several Yemeni government officials. Hadi had arrived to 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. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
on Friday.

In a speech during the session, Hadi said that this parliament session "proves clearly that this destructive 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 ...
project is deteriorating day by day."

In a message directed to the Houthi militias, Hadi said: "Do not wager the past and future of Yemen with the country’s enemies."

Hadi added that their top priority now is to defeat the Houthi coup and build government institutions.

"I appeal to the Yemenis to hold on to hope despite the threats and violations of the Houthis," he said.

"We did not want a war and did everything in our power to avoid it," Hadi said, adding that the government is fulfilling its duty in defending the country.

He added that any government official who is not carrying out his or her duties "has committed treason toward this country and its people."

Newly elected speaker al-Burkani also said that the government is determined to defeat the Houthi coup so that the Yemeni people can regain their country.

"Through its Houthi project, Iran seeks to establish its influence from Yemen to Leb," al-Burkani said.

Al-Burkani called on the Houthis to support peace and halt the violence in accordance with international resolutions. He also called on the heads of government apparatuses to move to Aden to carry out their duties.

The session of the House of Representatives comes based on a decision issued by Hadi, under a law that allows him as president of Yemen to hold parliamentary sessions anywhere in the country if security conditions do not allow for them to be held in the capital.

Intensive security measures were taken to secure the city with the start of the first parliamentary session.

The 301-member parliament was last elected in 2009. It's six-year term has already expired.

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Europe
Migrants stranded on Sea-Eye ship land in Malta
[DW] More than 60 migrants colonists stranded off the coast of Malta on the Sea-Eye charity vessel disembarked in the capital Valetta. Almost half of them are expected to arrive in Germany.

"Through the coordination of the European Commission, with the cooperation of Malta, the migrants colonists on board the NGO vessel Alan Kurdi will be redistributed among four EU states: Germany, La Belle France, Portugal and Luxembourg," a statement from Malta's government read.

The German Interior Ministry confirmed that 26 of the migrants colonists would be taken to Germany. The ministry said in a post on Twitter that Germany had "raised its acceptance level" in agreeing to take the migrants colonists.

Malta has refused to allow migrant rescue ships into its ports, arguing that their operations off Libya served to encourage human traffickers.
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#1  New show on that channel:

'Sea-eye for the jihad guy.'
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/14/2019 19:02 Comments || Top||


Ex-Muslim: “Swedes will lose Sweden in 50 years”
[VoiceOfEurope] Mona Walter is a Somali woman who came to Sweden in the 90’s. In Somalia, she had never been religious, but in Sweden she was more or less forced to go to the mosque and wear a hijab.

After a couple of years she rebelled, left Islam and became an atheist. Eventually she came to believe in Jesus and converted to Christianity.

"For many years I have tried to get the Swedes to understand what the Moslem goal is ‐ to take over your country. The first thing they will do is demand sharia courts, just like in the UK", she says.

But the mainstream media does not want to listen to Mona Walter. They call her controversial and most Swedes turn away from her message, which they perceive as too frightening, according to the news blog Ingrid and Maria.

"Swedes are so convinced that Swedish laws will always apply in their country. But ask any Englishman if he 30 years ago would have believed that Britannia would have legal sharia courts in 2019. No one would have thought it possible."

"If Sweden recognises Sharia courts the Moslems will have new demands, like permission to rule their own enclaves without interference from the Swedish society. The end goal is for Sharia to rule all of Sweden."

"If there, perchance, are any blond and blue-eyed Swedes left at that point it doesn’t matter ‐ they will all be behind niqabs and burkas by that time", Mona states.

"What Moslem politicians want is to change the laws so that Moslems in Sweden get permission to live under Sharia law. They want to rule their own areas without having to obey the secular laws of Sweden."

"That is the long-term goal and Islam has lots of patience. As they say: "You have the watches, but we have the time"", she continues.

Before the election on September 9 last year most Swedish journalists were hysterical about the Nazi party Nordic Resistance Movement. They got 2 106 votes, clearly showing that Swedes are not interested in National socialism.

But no one seems scared by the fact that Sweden now have approximately one million Moslems in the country, of which many have infiltrated the political parties to promote their own interests. The question is when Moslems will form their own party in Sweden.

In Belgium the Islam Party has been very successful over the last few years, with political goals like making the country a "100 percent Islamic state" and introducing Sharia law. They say Belgium will have a Moslem majority in only 12 years.

"The only solution for Sweden is to start a mass repatriation of people who think everything here is "haram", that don’t want to become a part of society and refuse to assimilate."

"If we don’t do that, Islam will take over in 50 years. The demography is very clear ‐ in 100 years it’s game over", Mona concludes.
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#1  more like 20 years
Posted by: lord garth || 04/14/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Report sought on action against banned outfits in Balochistan
[DAWN] A Senate panel on Friday sought a report from the interior ministry on the action taken so far against Death Eaters and banned outfits involved in Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
killings.

The Senate Standing Committee on Interior met with Senator Rehman Malik
Pak politician, Interior Minister under the Gilani government. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. Malik was tossed from his FIA job in 1998 after documenting the breath-taking corruption of the Sharif family. By unhappy coincidence Nawaz Sharif became PM at just that moment and Malik moved to London one step ahead of the button men. He had to give up the interior ministry job because he held dual Brit citizenship.
in the chair, where members voiced serious concern over the Quetta blast and continued killings of members of the Hazara community.

It was decided that the next meeting would be held in Quetta, specifically on the agenda of the Hazara killings.

The interior ministry was directed to submit a comprehensive report on the Quetta blast and also apprise the committee of the action so far taken against the Death Eaters and banned outfits involved in Hazara killings. The panel also sought a report about the release of activists of banned outfits in the near past in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Senator Malik said the involvement of the hostile neighbour and other external forces in terrorist activities in Balochistan could not be ruled out as such blasts appeared to be a conspiracy to incite sectarian festivities and destabilise Pakistain.

He said that the Shia Hazara community of Balochistan had been targeted for a long time and it was time to bring an end to their killings by taking fierce action against Death Eaters and banned outfits. He said that he had already called a special meeting for briefing on implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP). However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
at the request of the interior ministry, some more time was given to them for the briefing.

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‘Militant held for bank heists, murders’ claims he joined Jundullah to fight ethnic party
[DAWN] A suspected bully boy linked with banned Jundullah claimed that he had joined the bully boy outfit because of the workers of an "ethnic" party, who collected protection money from area shopkeepers and had beaten him up several times, it emerged on Friday.

The suspect, Mohammad Ishaq alias Gul, was jugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
at the Cantonment Railway Station a day before by the Counter-Terrorism Department.
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International-UN-NGOs
US warns of “swift, vigorous response” if Hague court targets US or Israel personnel
Sometimes Debka restricts itself to absolute facts. Other times it is messaging or shaping perceptions for the Israeli government. But how to know which this is?
[Debka] President Donald trump issued a statement on Friday, warning the International Criminal Court ICC at The Hague: "Any attempt to target American, Israeli, or allied personnel for prosecution will be met with a swift and vigorous response."

The statement went on to say: "The ICC announced its unanimous rejection of a request to investigate American military and intelligence professionals who served in Afghanistan. This is a major international victory, not only for these patriots, but for the rule of law. We welcome this decision and reiterate our position that the United States holds American citizens to the highest legal and ethical standards. Since the creation of the ICC, the United States has consistently declined to join the court because of its broad, unaccountable prosecutorial powers; the threat it poses to American national illusory sovereignty; and other deficiencies that render it illegitimate."
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Iraq
Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from ISIS to Iraq
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and kiddies from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against ISIS Death Eater group, a local official said.

The US-backed fighters say they rescued some 300 Yazidi women and kiddies during the fight to take the Death Eaters’ last scrap of territory in eastern Syria.

"Today, we will hand over 25 people - 10 women and 15 children - to the Yazidi council in Sinjar," said Ziyad Rustam, an official with the Kurdish-run group Yazidi House, which reunites rescued Yazidi children with surviving relatives.

"They will be sent to their families," he told AFP.

At the Yazidi House headquarters, women wearing colourful robes collected children scampering around the compound before boarding busses bound for Sinjar, the Yazidi heartland.

"The fate of my three sisters remains unknown... I don’t know anything about them," said 17-year-old Jamila Haidar. "I hope we will be reunited soon."

Iraq’s Yazidis are a symbol of the suffering caused by ISIS during its rein over vast swathes of Syria and Iraq.

The forces of Evil stormed through Iraq’s northwest in 2014 slaughtering thousands of men and boys and abducting women and girls to be abused as sex slaves.

But they have since lost all of the once-sprawling cross-border "caliphate" to multiple offensive.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces last month announced the defeat of the ISIS proto-state after tens of thousands of people streamed out of the Death Eaters’ last patch of territory, around the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border.

Rustam said SDF had in total liberated 850 Yazidi women and kiddies during its battles against ISIS since 2015.

But 3,040 Yazidis are still missing, he said, adding that the search for them was ongoing.

Rustam said the forces of Evil had "sold many of them to people inside Syria, in places like Idlib," most of which is held by a former al-Qaeda affiliate.

Some of the Yazidis extracted from ISIS’s last sliver of territory are being held at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp, which also houses Death Eater family members.
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Turkey strikes on PKK empties villages in northern Kurdistan Region
It’s only some Kurd villagers, so the government of Iraq doesn’t care.
[Rudaw] Many people in villages in the Kurdistan Region near the Iraq-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
border have dealt with the sounds of artillery and planes for three decades, but in the Christian village of Sharanish near Zakho all that can be heard is the birds.

People have closed their houses and abandoned their properties and belongings. The 14 families of Sharanish don’t know when they will return. It was recently bombed twice.

There are at least 25 villages in Darkare subdistrict in Zakho. Some straddle the border.

People remain in the villages of Paraq and Dashtataq.

"These two villages are still inhabited, and nearly 20-30 families remain in the upper Sharanish village. Five to six families are here. People used to move around in the past, but can’t do that this year because of artillery and bombing," one local told Rudaw.

Border patrol guards are seen in Sharanish.

Mayor of Darkare Zirvan Ismael explains that people passing through should mind their safety.

"There is daily shelling, and we have informed international organizations about this, asking them to help us to reach an agreement with the Ottoman Turkish state so this area is not evacuated," he said.

Zeravan is a shepherd in Paraq and Dashtataq.

"Both villages were shelled. I am herding 70 sheep from two villages. Only shepherds remain here. Our families have left for Zakho until the situation calms. If it doesn’t, we have to find a way," he said.

An assessment team from the district of Darkare has recorded the damage of the shelling. Since last year, damage amounting to 2 billion dinars ($1.68 million) has been inflicted on the farms and homes.

Locals claim because of the conflict between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Ottoman Turkish state, there have been more than 300 shellings since last year.

Turkey regularly carries out cross-border air raids, targeting alleged PKK positions. It usually targets sparsely populated areas, though tens of civilians have been killed over the years.

The bombings have also forced villagers out of their homes in some of the mountainous areas, placed pasture lands off-limits, and destroyed forests.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Pompeo says PM’s West Bank sovereignty vow won’t hurt Trump peace plan
[IsraelTimes] US secretary of state tells CNN ’The vision that we’ll lay out is going to represent a significant change from the model that’s been used’.

Asked during a CNN interview by anchor Jake Tapper whether he thought Netanyahu "vowing to annex the West Bank" could hurt the US proposal, Pompeo answered "I don’t."

"I think that the vision that we’ll lay out is going to represent a significant change from the model that’s been used," he added.

"We’ve had a lot of ideas for 40 years. They did not deliver peace between the Israelis and the Paleostinians," he said. "Our idea is to put forward a vision that has ideas that are new, that are different, that are unique, that tries to reframe and reshape what’s been an intractable problem."

He said the Trump administration wanted "a better life" for both Israelis and Paleostinians.

In interviews days before the elections, Netanyahu said he intended to gradually apply Israeli law to all settlements, and that he hoped he could do so with the agreement of the United States.

Flatly ruling out Paleostinian statehood, which he said would "endanger our existence," Netanyahu promised to permanently maintain overall Israeli security control in the West Bank and to formalize Israeli rule over the 400,000-plus Israeli Jews in the settlements. This would apply not only to major settlement blocs, but also to isolated settlements, he indicated.
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Abbas loyalists dominate new Palestinian government
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Incoming Paleostinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced his new cabinet on Saturday alongside president the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
, leaving out the Islamist movement Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,.

Several key positions were unchanged from the previous administration of Rami Hamdallah.

Analysts say the change of government was made to further isolate Hamas, which has been at odds with the Fatah party of Abbas and Shtayyeh for more than a decade.

They say 84-year-old Abbas, in power since 2005, retains the real decision-making authority.

In a statement on Saturday night, Abbas confirmed the new government and welcomed the cabinet.

It includes many of his long-time allies and members of Fatah, though several smaller factions are also represented.

Other parties, including the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine, refused to take part, calling for a unity government of all factions including Hamas.

Hamas controls the Gazoo Strip, while the Paleostinian Authority headed by Abbas is based in the West Bank, where Israel also maintains a military occupation.

Shtayyeh’s government replaces a technocratic administration which had the nominal backing of Hamas and all other Paleostinian factions.

Both Foreign Minister Riyadh Malki and Finance Minister Shukri Bishara remain in their posts.

Atef Abu Seif, a Paleostinian from Gazoo who was badly beaten by a group of men in the Hamas-run enclave, will become culture minister.

Abbas charged Shtayyeh with forming a new government on March 10.

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Southeast Asia
The Philippines in the sights of IS
[DW] Despite losing its caliphate in the Middle East, IS has put down roots in Mindanao in the south of the Philippines. The government has promised Mindanao's Moslems more autonomy in return for combatting Islamist terror.

The Bato Ali Mosque was once a beautiful edifice with a distinct green dome. Now, only an ugly, bombed-out skeleton topped by a perforated minaret remains. The ravaged mosque stands out as a reminder of what happened here in the southern Philippines almost two years ago.

In the beginning everyone "thought it's a joke," recalls Norodin Lucman. He comes from one of the most influential Moslem families in the city of Marawi, where the black flag of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Trump warns Putin of US umbrella over Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria
This would explain why the S-300s did not respond to the latest Israeli strikes. Does anyone here know if this is true, or if is it just Debka trying to shape perceptions?
[Debka] Tehran had no reason to expect Russian Pantsir, S-300 or S-400 air defense missiles to begin knocking out the Israeli aircraft targeting Iranian military sites in Syria. Some analysts reported that Iran was disappointed by the silence of the Russian systems when, according to Syrian sources, Israeli aircraft from Lebanese air space struck locations, in the Hama region early Saturday, April 13.

DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources reveal that the Russians were quietly strengthened in their three-year policy of non-interference by a message from 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...
to President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
through back-channels. Putin was warned to continue to turn a blind eye to Israeli raids on Iranian targets in Syria. The message implied that the Israeli Air Force was for the first time operating under an American aerial umbrella.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu knew about the Trump message before he sat down with Putin in the Kremlin on April 4. He was there to adapt the military coordination arrangements between Israel and Russia to the relocation of Iranian command enters and stores from Damascus to Aleppo. The Israeli Air Force targeted the new locations for the first time on Feb. 27.
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232 killed by #Israeli strikes in #Syria since April 2018, including 146 #Iranian forces
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