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June 13, 2016

Qatar convicts Dutch woman held 'after being raped'

A court in Qatar has convicted a Dutch woman of having sex outside marriage after she told police she was raped.


The 22-year-old was handed a suspended sentence and fined $824 (£580). She will also be deported.
Her lawyer said her drink had been spiked at a Doha hotel in March and she had woken up in a stranger's flat, where she realised she had been raped.
Her alleged attacker, who said the sex was consensual, was sentenced to 100 lashes for having sex outside marriage.
He will be given a further 40 lashes for consuming alcohol.
The woman has been detained since making the allegation three months ago, but her case only came to light over the weekend when her family decided to go public.
The Dutch ambassador to Qatar, Yvette Burghgraef-van Eechoud, said after Monday's court hearing that she expected the woman to leave Qatar within days.
"We will do everything to get her out of the country as soon as possible to where she wants to go," she told AFP news agency.
Court officials said she would be deported once the fine was paid.
The woman was arrested by Qatari police immediately after reporting that she had been raped on the night of 15 March, as was the alleged assailant.

June 13, 2016

Orlando played host to Muslim speaker’s call for death to gays, just weeks ago

Source: Fusion (ABC/Univision)


This story has been updated with new interviews.

On March 29, 2016

Farrokh Sekaleshfar — a British-born medical doctor and Shi’a Muslim scholar — was invited to speak at the Husseini Islamic Center just outside Orlando, Florida.

During his sermon, “How to deal with the phenomenon of homosexuality,” at the Sanford-based center, the scholar and sheikh described in characteristically sotto voce what it meant to do the compassionate thing for gay people:

“Death is the sentence. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about this. Death is the sentence.” He continued: “We have to have that compassion for people. With homosexuals, it’s the same. Out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.”

Portions of that sermon were captured by local TV station WFTV in the video report shown above, uploaded to YouTube by the Islamophobic group “United West.” It represents one particularly harsh Islamic perspective on gays — one that’s not shared widely by Muslims, particularly in the United States.

Gays Must Die Says Speaker At Orlando Mosque - WFTV 9 Orlando Report



Read more: http://fusion.net/story/313063/orlando-terror-attack-muslim-lgbt/

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June 12, 2016

ISIS Unveiled US "Kill List" Last Week, Including 600 Florida Residents


In the wake of the tragic event that took place at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning that left 50 dead and 53 wounded as of the time of this writing, it has been discovered that the shooter Omar Mateen was on a "watch list" over his association with "suspicious people."

What will likely attract attention, and potentially lead to inquiries into why nothing was done in response, is that only a few days ago a pro-ISIS group released a hit list with the names of more than 8,000 people on it, mostly Americans. One report said that more than 600 people from Florida were on the list, and many of those targeted live in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast.

Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan said at the time that the concern is that the list will inspire "lone wolf" style attacks, and predicted that the release of the list "is going to create some hysteria." It did not, instead it may have resulted in the worst mass shooting event in US history.




3 days ago:

ISIS 'kill list' targets Palm Beach, Treasure Coast residents: Ex-FBI agent



WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) — A pro-Isis group has released a hit list with the names of more than 8,000 peoplemostly Americans.

More than 600-people live in Florida, and one security expert believes that many of those targeted live in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast.

The "United Cyber Caliphate" that hacked U.S. Central Command, 54,000 Twitter accounts and threatened President Barack Obama is the same pro-Isis group that's reportedly created a "kill list" with the names, addresses and emails of thousands of civilian Americans.

Reports of the list came to light online when Vocativ reported the list was shared via the encrypted app, Telegram, and called on supporters to kill.

Former FBI agent-turned lawyer Stuart Kaplan says the threat is especially alarming, because the people on this list are civilians who don't have the security necessary to protect themselves. "It's going to create some hysteria," he said.



ISIS orders American lone wolf jihadis to slaughter 8,000 citizens by releasing 'kill list' which includes the names of several Hollywood celebs

PUBLISHED: 07:52 GMT, 9 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 9 June 2016


The ISIS-aligned United Cyber Caliphate has distributed a new 'kill list' which contains the names of 7,858 Americans.
The group, using the Russia-based app Telegram gave the names, addresses, and email addresses of 8,318 people in total, making it one of the longest kill lists ISIS have ever put out.
They urged their supporters to 'kill them strongly to take revenge for Muslims'.



Welcome to the bizarre and frightening world of Islamic State channels on Telegram


Like al-Qaeda before it, the Islamic State (Isis) has embraced technology to communicate, spread propaganda and target new recruits, but this new generation of digital jihadis has emerged in the era of free, easy-to-use and fully encrypted mobile messaging apps such as Telegram and WhatsApp.

While efforts have been made to crack down on Daesh on Twitter and Facebook, governments and cyber-spooks are finding it increasingly difficult to track and monitor communications on Telegram, which is now IS's number one source for communications, and efforts to combat the spread of material online have largely failed.

Telegram enables people to have one-to-one and group conversations that are encrypted end-to-end. Over the last 12 months, Isis has taken full advantage of the platform's privacy benefits to establish a flourishing community of channels, bots and chatrooms.

In addition to publishing news and media of recent victories and, of course, propaganda of how life is in the Islamic State, there are more private channels where wannabe jihadis trade tactics, military documents, weapons instructions and plan hacking operations.



So-called Islamic State group (IS) has shifted its propaganda distribution to the secure mobile messaging app Telegram from Twitter, where its accounts have been repeatedly shut down over the past year.
IS and other jihadist groups appear to be exploiting new functionality introduced by the app last month, which allows users to broadcast their messages to an unlimited number of members via their own Telegram "channel".
On 26 September, just four days after Telegram trumpeted the launch of its new "Channels" tool, IS media operatives on Twitter started advertising the group's own channel dubbed Nashir, which translates as "Distributor" in English.
It has already amassed more than 4,500 subscribers.
Since then, IS propaganda has started appearing first via Telegram, often several minutes before being posted to Twitter.

June 12, 2016

UEFA threatens to BAR England from Euro 2016 if violence continues after two days of carnage

Source: The Daily Mail UK

UEFA have threatened to ban England and Russia from Euro 2016 if there is further violence following ugly scenes in the Stade Vélodrome last night. It comes as thousands of English and Russian supporters travel to Lille, in northern France, for their second games of the tournament.

Last night several hundred English and Russian fans squared off in Marseille, hurling beer bottles and chairs and drawing volleys of tear gas from riot police who struggled to contain the fighting in the narrow streets of the Old Port district.
Inside Marseille's Stade Vélodrome the Balaclava-clad Russian thugs - wearing gum shields and mixed martial arts gloves and wielding telescopic truncheons - then charged at their English counterparts at the final whistle - as well as firing a flare gun into the England fans.

The French government on Sunday announced a ban on alcohol near Euro 2016 venues and fan zones, after three days of drunken violence among fans in the southern city of Marseille. 'I have asked for all necessary measures to be taken to prohibit the sale, consumption and transport of alcoholic drinks in sensitive areas on match days and the day before, and on days when fan zones are open,' Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

England fans hurled themselves over railings and concerned parents were seen carrying their children away from the fighting, with stewards - rather than police - left to intervene between scuffles. Russian fans then paraded the English flags they had stolen as trophies in a square in Marseille.In a statement UEFA said: 'Such unacceptable behaviour by so-called supporters of the national teams of England and Russia has no place in football, a sport we must protect and defend.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637663/UEFA-threatens-ban-England-Euro-2016-violence-continues.html

June 11, 2016

5 Ways Bernie's Pick for DNC Chair Is Right-Wing as Hell


U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign aides say they’re looking to replace current Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Politico reported Tuesday.

Gabbard, the previous vice-chair of the committee, resigned from the position back in February in order to campaign for Sanders. Now Sanders appears interested in rewarding that loyalty, despite a record that upon closer examination is anything but progressive. Hailing from Maui, Hawaii, arguably the most progressive county in the United States, Tulsi is the daughter of Mike Gabbard, a Hawaii state senator and a former Republican who was mired in controversies in the 1990s for his anti-gay positions and policies.

It would appear the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The congresswoman, while now echoing the Democratic Party’s line on equality, sounded a different tone as a state lawmaker herself, referring to her father's critics as “homosexual extremist supporters.”

Her reactionary politics are manifested in more than just old comments. Last year she voted to bar war refugees from entering the United States at the same time she voiced support for the dictators and airstrikes that helped create them, breaking with her fellow Democrats to join the most far-right xenophobes in Congress.

That record is why author and Democratic Party activist Shay Chan Hodges has decided to run against Gabbard this year. Hodges argues that Gabbard simply isn’t progressive enough to represent Maui. Here are five reasons why she’s spot on.

June 8, 2016

GOP Lawmakers Wake Up To The Nightmare: Trump Ain't Changing


When Donald Trump emerged as the presumptive Republican nominee in May, a GOP in denial reassured itself that the divisive, name-calling candidate who dominated the primaries would make a dignified turn toward the general election. A month later, Republicans are beginning to wake up. Trump might never change. “For those of us who had hoped we would see the 2.0 version, I think the realization is coming that we got what we got,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) who has yet to endorse Trump. “That is not somebody who can win the White House.”

For months, Trump has made remarks and taken policy stances that many warned were dangerous, unlawful and even racist. Instead of moderating since he emerged as the party’s presumptive nominee, he kicked it up a notch with a sustained, racially-tinged attack on a federal judge presiding over lawsuits against his business.

With Trump’s repeated claims that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Latino heritage made him biased against the mogul -- claims that he continued to make even after widespread GOP condemnation -- Republicans are not only growing increasingly aware that there nominee may squander their best chance in years to put a Republican in the White House. They are now openly worried that Trump’s behavior could imperil the GOP for generations with minority voters.

“It's time to quit attacking various people that you competed with or various minority groups within the country and get on message," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday during his Capitol Hill press conference. He repeated his serious concerns that Trump could alienate Latino voters from the GOP in the same way that 1964's nominee Barry Goldwater turned off African American voters from the party for decades.



I have watched in satisfaction as out and out pure racists and bigots such as the shallow-end-of-the-gene-pool mouth breathers at cesspools such as Free Republic, etc, have tossed off all pretence of the intellectual conservatism of the Old Right (ie H. L. Mencken, Russell Kirk, Robert A. Taft, etc) and laid bare their simple-minded, naked, inherent racism and ethnographic scapegoating.
June 8, 2016

Is Donald Trump A Clinton Plant?

Did Hillary and Bill Clinton plant Donald Trump in the election to ruin the Republican's chances of winning the election? Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, John Iadarola, Michael Shure, and Jordan Chariton, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, John Iadarola, Michael Shure, Jordan Chariton
June 8, 2016

Clinton in 2008 Opposed Early Call of Primary, Told Media ‘Nomination Will Be Up to Superdelegates’


In 2008, in a move that surprised Democratic superdelegates as well as many in the media, Hillary Clinton issued a stern warning via letter to both the media and elected Democratic officials clarifying that “at this point, we do not yet have a nominee.”

Even more surprising, Clinton’s letter to the most powerful members of her party and the entirety of American media noted that even “when the last votes are cast in early June,” neither she nor her primary opponent would “have secured the nomination. It will be up to automatic delegates...to help choose our party’s nominee.”

Citing the then-recent election results in West Virginia and Kentucky — elections whose results in 2016 would make the same case today Clinton was making in 2008 — the Secretary observed, seemingly with some surprise, that “even when voters are repeatedly told this race is over, they’re not giving up...” She noted that those two recent votes only underscored that Americans “want a President who shares their core beliefs about our country and its future and ‘get’ what they go through every day to care for their families, pay the bills and try to put something away for the future.” The letter implicitly acknowledged that it wasn’t yet clear to many of the Party’s 700-plus superdelegates whether the candidate answering to this description was her or her opponent.

We’re in the same situation today.

Clinton isn’t receiving Democratic superdelegate support because of her popular votes or pledged delegates — the superdelegates have made that clear — nor because she’s a strong candidate, nor because her political views, inasmuch as anyone can discern them, are particularly representative of the views of the Party’s base.

As we know from the fact that nearly 400 of Clinton’s 500-plus superdelegates issued their non-binding endorsements of her in 2015 — before the Democratic field was even set — what guides the candidate’s popularity among Party officials is that she is a Clinton and that it is her turn. That, and she raises obscene amounts of the money for the Party machine.

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