Tuesday, June 30, 2015

France says 40 imams deported for hate speech

AFP (news.france@thelocal.com)

Published: 29 Jun 2015

France has deported 40 foreign imams for "preaching hatred" in the past three years, a quarter of them since the January terror attacks in Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bosnia Charges 3 in Planned Sweden Attack

The Prosecution of Bosnia-Herzegovina has raised indictments against three persons in a case known as "Benelux".


Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Syrian endgame, by Ioannis Michaletos

The Syrian war which sprung from a civil one to an international de facto conflict between dozens of nations, reaches a climax. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Έντονη ανησυχία για προετοιμασίες Τζιχαντιστών στα Κεντρικά Βαλκάνια, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Το τελευταίο διάστημα εντείνονται οι ανησυχίες κρατών όπως η Σερβία και η Βοσνία, για επιθέσεις Τζιχαντιστών που συνδέονται άμεσα  με το "Ισλαμικό Κράτος" (Ι.Κ.). 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sisi’s regime and Egypt’s Foreign Policy towards Yemen and Israel, by Styliani Vlachopoulou

On June 8, 2014, Field Marshall Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt’s seventh president. His triumph in the presidential elections held in May 2014 was not a surprise, given the public support he received for his role in the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood regime on June 30, 2013, and the fact that the Brotherhood was declared illegal and was banned from participating in the electoral process.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Οι κλυδωνισμοί της Σαουδικής Αραβίας, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Η Σαουδική Αραβία βρίσκεται πλέον σε ένα σταυροδρόμι,όπου σημαντικά ζητήματα τόσο της εσωτερικής της ασφάλειας όσο και των διεθνών της σχέσεων, κλιμακώνονται και αποτελούν λόγους κλυδωνισμού της σταθερότητας της, όσο και των γειτόνων της.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Raif Badawi and Saudi "Justice", by Denis MacEoin

  • "My commitment is... to reject any oppression in the name of religion... a goal that we will reach in a peaceful and law-abiding way." — Raif Badawi.
  • In another example of Saudi "justice," Badawi's lawyer, Walid Abu'l-Khayr, was jailed. He was sentenced to 15 years in jail, to be followed by a 15-year travel ban.
  • What is happening to Badawi is a perfect reminder to anyone who claims to be "offended" by "Islamophobia" why it might exist, who is to blame for it, and that it is precisely behavior such as this that justifies it.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ο ΟΗΕ και η αποτελεσματική καταπολέμηση του ISIS, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

 Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε για το rizopoulospost.com και αναδημοσιεύεται από το RIMSE

Έχουν περάσει δέκα μήνες περίπου από τότε που η καθοδηγούμενη από τις ΗΠΑ συμμαχία των προθύμων  ξεκίνησε τις αεροπορικές επιδρομές της κατά των θέσεων του ISIS στη Συρία και το Ιράκ. Τα αποτελέσματα αυτών των αεροπορικών επιδρομών αν κρίνουμε από τις πρόσφατες κατακτήσεις της Παλμύρας στη Συρία και του Ραμάντι στο Ιράκ από το ISIS είναι μάλλον πενιχρά καθώς δεν κατάφεραν να περιορίσουν την ικανότητα της υβριδικής αυτής τρομοκρατικής οργάνωσης να επεκτείνει την επικράτεια του “χαλιφάτου” της. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Islamists in the Maghreb, by Styliani Vlachopoulou

The Maghreb’s countries have started to capture attention since December 17, 2010 when thousands of Tunisians protested against the former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. The "Jasmine Revolution", which took place in Tunisia after this tragic incident led both to the exile of the first Arab leader Ben Ali (Saudi Arabia) and, secondly, to the rapid spread of insurgency and other desperate and angry Arab peoples of North Africa and the Middle East where poverty, oppression and corruption prevailed. Since December 2010 a lot has changed. Libya was split in two because of the civil war that caused instability in the region, political Islamists won elections in Morocco, and in Tunisia there is a delicate representative government after years of dictatorship.

Turkish Islamists Target Historic Hagia Sophia Church, by Burak Bekdil

In 2014, a group of marketing gurus produced impressive visual material that became Turkey's public relations (PR) face across the globe. The campaign, aiming to make Turkey one of the world's top five tourist destinations by 2023, danced around the slogan "Home of..." "Home of Coffee," one poster said. "Home of Trade," said another. The list included "Home of Troy," "Home of Ancient Gods" and "Home of the Iliad," too. But not just that. According to the PR campaign, Turkey was also "Home of Virgin Mary" and "Home of Christianity." The latter two sufficed to make Turkey "Home of Bad Jokes."

Monday, June 1, 2015

Great Albania project fails to deliver, by Ioannis Michaletos

Early May 2015 a group of veteran UCK members with some experienced also in the Middle Eastern battlefields, attempted to stage a series of terrorist attacks via Koumanovo to the rest of FYROM.