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Some news items on the worst country in the world …. Saudi Arabia

Posted August 19, 2014 by MariaS

The country from which has stemmed the wahhabism practiced by ISIS/ISIL/IS/xyz is now trying to distance itself from the terror army.  Isn’t this same nation along with the USA, Israel and the foul governments of a few other nations, responsible for the rise of Muslim radicalization all over the world?  If we were honest with ourselves we would readily admit that to be a fact.


These days Saudi Arabia is pretty busy arresting people on false charges of possessing hash and executing them … by beheading, of course.  Just like the terror army.

From Reuters:
Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti denounces Iraq’s Islamic State group.
Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday the militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda were “enemy number one of Islam” and not in any way part of the faith.
Although the mufti and other senior Saudi clerics have condemned Islamic State, al Qaeda and other groups before, the timing of Al al-Sheikh’s statement is significant given the gains by militants in Iraq.
“Extremist and militant ideas and terrorism which spread decay on Earth, destroying human civilization, are not in any way part of Islam, but are enemy number one of Islam, and Muslims are their first victims,” he said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency…….


…..Riyadh has been a main supporter of rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but has funneled arms and money away from Islamic State and al Qaeda towards other opposition groups…..


FroBBC:
Heavily armed men have attacked a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.


The convoy was heading through northern Paris on its way to Le Bourget airport late on Sunday evening when it was raided, reports say.
The gunmen seized a vehicle carrying the money and documents, later releasing the driver and two others.
The convoy was said to have come from the Saudi embassy. No-one was hurt.
The gunmen, reportedly armed with Kalashnikov rifles, targeted a Mercedes mini-van at 21:15 (19:15 GMT) on the northern ring road, or peripherique, at Porte de la Chapelle, on the edge of Paris.
The motorcade, belonging to a Saudi prince, was ambushed by eight people in two separate vehicles who pointed their guns at the driver of the Mercedes, forcing him to stop, French media reported.
The men then drove the vehicle away with the driver and the two other Saudis inside. No shots were fired but the Saudis were later freed.
“In the vehicle there was roughly 250,000 euros in cash and official documents from the embassy,” police union spokesman Rocco Contento told BFM TV news.
According to Contento, the operation lasted just a few seconds, something that pointed to “a very organised and especially informed commando unit, who had information and accomplices”.
“As far as I am concerned, it looks very much like it could be commandos from eastern Europe, who we know about, who are often paid to do dirty work.”……….


From ITV:
Four men executed in Saudi Arabia for hash possession.
Four men have been executed in Saudi Arabia for possessing the cannabis product hashish.
Hadi bin Saleh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, Mufreh bin Jaber Zayed al-Yami, Ali bin Jaber Zayed al-Yami and Awadh bin Saleh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, who were all from the Yemen, allegedly committed the offence in 2007.


International human rights watchdog Amnesty International said they were two sets of brothers from the same extended family and that their confessions may have been obtained through torture………


From SaudiGazette:
Haia asks ministry to arrest blasphemers   
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) has asked the Ministry of Interior to arrest those who insult Almighty Allah or the Prophet (peace be upon him), Makkah daily reported.


The Haia said it is coordinating with the Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) to block pornographic websites and others that insult the Muslim faith.
The commission said this coordination resulted in a large number of websites being blocked.
The commission said it is preparing reports on a number of programs, applications and copies of the Holy Qur’an whose verses have been distorted. It is coordinating with the authorities to prevent the circulation of such material, the Haia said.
The commission said it has written to its branches to arrest several owners of websites that allegedly call for lewd behavior……..


From GulfNews:
Saudi Arabia executes 14 people in 14 days  
Capital punishment charges included murders, trafficking in drugs
On August 4, the interior ministry said that it put to death a man who had killed his wife in the western city of Madina. The man reportedly stabbed the woman several times as she was sleeping.
Another man, a Nepalese national, was also executed on the same day in the north-east city of Arar for killing a young Saudi boy, Osama Bin Muaidh, by slitting his throat, local news site Sabq reported on Tuesday.
On August 5, the ministry said that it executed a man in the northern area of Jouf for practicing sorcery and witchcraft.
On the same day, a man, also in the area of Jouf, was put to death for killing his two-year-old son. The father repeatedly struck the baby on the back of his head and other parts of his body with a large stick. He also punched him in the face several times, threw him on the floor and tortured him by burning him on different parts of his body, the ministry said.
On August 11, a man was executed for killing his wife in the southwestern city of Najran, near the borders with Yemen. The killer reportedly struck his wife’s neck several times with a cleaver in the presence of their young daughter.
On August 12, a man was put to death in the Jouf area for smuggling a large quantity of drugs into the kingdom where laws on banned substances are very strict…


From Yahoo:
Saudi death sentence  for militant who kidnapped, killed US man
A court in Riyadh has sentenced an Al-Qaeda member to death for the 2004 kidnap and murder of US citizen Paul Marshall, local media reported on Tuesday.
The court specialising in terror cases also imposed jail terms of four to 30 years on 13 co-defendants, including two Syrians who were members of the same Al-Qaeda cell, in a verdict announced on Monday evening…..


From AlArabiya:
Saudi father smuggles sons to Syria, joins ISIS.
A Saudi father smuggled his two children into Syria to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after he made his way with them to Syria via Turkey, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
Photos showing Abed al-Shayeq, 11, and Ahmed al-Shayeq, 10, posing with their father in front of an ISIS banner have been widely shared on social media, days after their mother resorted to Twitter to voice her concerns.
The mother received a text-message Monday from the father asking her to consider her children “birds in paradise,” a phrase used to describe “martyred” children………..

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Ron Paul interviews Congressman Walter Jones on declassification of 9/11 Secrets

Posted August 18, 2014 by MariaS

From Voices of Liberty:
‘No Hope for America’s Future’   If 9/11 Secrets Are Not Declassified


In an interview with the Ron Paul Channel, Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) shares his thoughts on the 28 pages from the 9/11 Commission report that remain classified. He and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) introduced H. Res 428 last year demanding the declassification of 28 pages of information and to give the American public a clearer picture of who was involved in the 9/11 attack.


According to Congressman Jones:


“You have to go down into a room that is guarded by uniformed officers, and then also you have an FBI person to sit there in the room. you can’t make any notes. The Bush people do not want it released. It’s not a national security issue. But it would be embarrassing to the previous administration if this information is opened for the public. . . . There will be no hope for America’s future if the American people don’t know the truth about a tragedy such as 9/11.”………

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Boko Haram, Nigeria, Ebola …. what does it all mean?

Posted August 17, 2014 by MariaS

One of my friends, who is generally well informed, tells me that the Boko Haram gang has always been a ploy to get the Nigerian govt. to tow the line of interested parties both inside Nigeria and outside it. The reason being that Nigeria was becoming economically very steady and is considered to be the topmost economical power in Africa. He said he had even seen something about Nigeria joining up as a partner with South Africa in the BRICS fold, or even as a full member of the group. I pooh-poohed my friend’s opinion and was told to keep my eyes open to see how many negative stories on Nigeria come out on a daily basis … not only about the Boko Haram atrocities but other political stuff that would not usually make it in the Western MSM when similar happens to other African countries.


I thought I would look into my friend’s claims. Below, just a few from the most recent news.  

From MorningStarNews:
Massacre in Predominantly Christian Gwoza, Nigeria Said to Leave 100 Dead.
Boko Haram shooting, fire-bombing and slashing terrify fleeing residents.
After weeks of sacking villages and destroying church buildings around Nigeria’s northeastern town of Gwoza, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram on Wednesday (Aug. 6) killed an estimated 100 people in the predominantly Christian town, sources said.
The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, as initially the military reportedly fled before an insurgent force backed by international terrorist groups, began at about 4 a.m., producing eyewitness assertions that Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, had taken control of the town of more than 276,000 people. Local residents reportedly said at least 100 people had been killed…..


From SowetanLive:
Boko Haram suspects kill 10, abduct 100 in northern Nigeria 
At least 10 people were killed and about 100 young men abducted by suspected members of Islamist terror group Boko Haram from north-eastern Nigeria, local newspaper Punch reported Friday.
Armed men attacked the village of Doron Baga in Borno State on Sunday, witnesses, who fled to Borno State capital Maiduguri, told reporters.
The young men had been kidnapped to be forcefully recruited into Boko Haram’s ranks, said Doron Baga resident Halima Alhaji Adamu.
Her husband was killed during the attack, she said….

And, then there’s a news item from Townhall USA which relies on the Baptist Press on something that a “Nigerian Relations Expert” has told the Baptist Press. Who is this “expert” who seems to know more than what the Nigerian press reports?

Nigeria death toll higher than reported. 
The death toll from Boko Haram’s takeover of the predominantly Christian town of Gwoza is nearly 1,000, not the 100 included in many reports, Nigerian relations expert Adeniyi Ojutiku told Baptist Press.
The Nigerian military abandoned their weapons and fled Gwoza as Boko Haram attacked Wednesday (Aug. 6), burning government buildings, killing residents and taking hostages. Some residents managed to flee to the mountains bordering Cameroon and are without food or water; others made it 85 miles north to Maiduguri, Associated French Press (AFP) and others reported…….

YES … Boko Haram is definitely playing havoc in Nigeria, but are some people purposely fudging the numbers to get a bigger slice of funds from certain sources to fight this menace.  Let’s not forget that Nigerians are infamously known for committing fraud (or are those “I have million dollars for you” emails which seem to come from Nigeria, also a pre-conceived plan to demonize the country?)

 See how foggy the following info is.  It’s just come out today.

From AllAfrica:
Nigeria: Chadian Troops Rescue Boko Haram Hostages.  
Officials say security forces in Chad have rescued Nigerians who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group.
The abductees were snatched last Sunday by the militants in a raid on a Nigerian town near the border with Chad.
The militants, along with nearly 100 kidnapped Nigerians, were stopped at the border by Chadian soldiers.
It was not immediately clear what the soldiers did with the Boko Haram militants and whether the rescued Nigerians were sent home…..

From IndependentUK:
Nigeria committing ‘war crimes’ to defeat Boko Haram.
The Nigerian government is terrorising part of its population and committing possible war crimes in its battle against Boko Haram, according to a documentary to be broadcast on Monday night…..
….Nigeria is now Africa’s biggest economy. But in the north, home to most of the nation’s 80 million Muslims, people are among the poorest in the country.
The north is the heartland of the Islamist group, Boko Haram. This  year alone, Boko Haram have killed more than 2,000 people, most of them civilians…..

And below, the LA Times manages to slur Nigeria and China in the very beginning of the article.

In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins.


Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a tsunami of cheap Chinese imports and a dysfunctional electrical system began destroying the region’s once-thriving textile manufacturing industry. Many more children have streamed in from rural areas since similar collapses of the fishing and agriculture sectors left their parents unable to feed them…….

Are you beginning to see the pattern, or do you need to see more?

It looks like Cameroon is dancing to the tune of those who wish to imprison Nigeria. The below from TodayNigeria:

BOKO HARAM: Cameroon orders military   to hide intelligence from Nigeria.
It has been revealed that Nigeria’s neighbour, Cameroon has issued a directive to all its military commanders in charge of border areas with Nigeria to keep all critical information about Boko Haram away from the country. In the directive, which was obtained by Punch, Mr. Rene Emmanuel Sadi, Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation reportedly told the commanders to withhold crucial information about the insurgents from Nigeria. 

Sadi, had in the letter with Decree no …G/D/MINATD, with the title, ‘Strong Message’ addressed to the Commander, Rapid Intervention Brigade, noted that Cameroon did not want the grave security situation in Nigeria to spill over to the country. He stated also that information on Nigeria from western countries portrayed Nigeria in a negative manner. He charged the Cameroonian forces to be vigilant along the border to prevent further spill over of Boko Haram violence into the country. The minister said the Cameroonian Head of State, Mr. Paul Biya, had charged all the units to ensure that activities of the insurgents were not allowed to get into the country……..

And, see how the New York Times has woven in “Nigeria” in an article on Iraq which has no relevance in the least to Nigeria but the substitution of that word with “Libya” would have been more appropriate.

….After spending more than $1 trillion and losing some 4,500 soldiers’ lives, American politicians cannot dare reveal a dirty little secret: Iraq has since 2003 devolved into a combination of Lebanon and Nigeria — a toxic brew of sectarian politics and oil-fueled kleptocracy. The combination of religious rivalry and endemic corruption has hollowed out the Iraqi government, as evidenced by the country’s ongoing electricity crisis and the collapse of entire Iraqi Army divisions in the face of an advance by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, into Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, even though the Iraqi troops vastly outnumbered the militants…..

And, Ooooooo …. let’s not forget the good Mr. Hillel Neuer with his 2 cents on Nigeria, while being so very mummy mum on Saudi Arabia and etc.etc.etc.etc.

Boko Haram Islamists now kidnapped dozens of boys. I again urge @UN_HRC to end its shameful silence on #BokoHaram. http://t.co/p2XfcdyTzL
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) August 17, 2014

Yes,  its true. Once you start questioning everything you read that the MSM throw in your feeding bowl, you begin to see how well-versed the MSM has become in doublespeak while most of us are still relying on the good old commonsense lingo.

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Bill to Stone Gays to Death Introduced in Kenya

Posted August 13, 2014 by Peter Montgomery

This week’s global LGBT justice roundup, with a focus on Africa.

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