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October 21, 10:08 AM - Aagh! Save me from torture by Waitrose ready meal, writes CRAIG BROWN [dailymail]



Daily Mail

Aagh! Save me from torture by Waitrose ready meal, writes CRAIG BROWN
Daily Mail
A couple have been startled to find the world's most poisonous and aggressive spider delivered with the rest of their groceries by Waitrose. Who knows? Perhaps they had clicked on the wrong item by mistake. Spinach and Spider are perilously close to ...




October 21, 10:00 AM - Shipwreck Was Simple Murder, Migrants Recall [nytimes]



New York Times

Shipwreck Was Simple Murder, Migrants Recall
New York Times
“It is a huge coastline and next to impossible to patrol all of it,” said Masood Karimipour, regional representative in Cairo for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for the Middle East and North Africa. “It's only going to get worse with the ...




October 21, 9:51 AM - Large Crowd Protests NYC Terrorism Opera [thedailybeast]



Daily Beast

Large Crowd Protests NYC Terrorism Opera
Daily Beast
“I don't think that's the American way,” he added. “I think the American way is to respect freedom of speech, simple as that.” At the rally, the former mayor said that The Death of Klinghoffer “supports terrorism.” However, he also said he was a fan of ...
Protests and threats mark opening night of terrorism tale at New York's ...



October 21, 9:18 AM - Terrorism-Themed Ads Aimed at Democratic Women Echo Bush [bloomberg]



Bloomberg

Terrorism-Themed Ads Aimed at Democratic Women Echo Bush
Bloomberg
At least 60 terrorism- or national security-related ads have aired in congressional contests in such states as Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. They're running with the most intensity since President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign ...




October 21, 9:17 AM - Who Are The Kurds And What's Their Role In Mideast Politics? [npr]



Who Are The Kurds And What's Their Role In Mideast Politics?
NPR
The Kurds are now regularly mentioned in the news about the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. But who are they, where do they live and why do Americans need to care? Steve Inskeep turns to NPR's Deb Amos to explain this complicated ...




October 21, 9:14 AM - Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk [yahoo]


FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, file photo shows French energy giant Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie, posing prior to a press conference held in Paris, France. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday and posted on its website. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)MOSCOW (AP) — The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.





October 21, 9:14 AM - Kerry seeks help of Southeast Asia in anti-Islamic State push [middle-east-online]



Middle East Online

Kerry seeks help of Southeast Asia in anti-Islamic State push
Middle East Online
Jakarta has sought to ban support for IS ideology while police believe up to five Indonesians -- including two suicide bombers -- have died fighting with radical groups in the Middle East this year. Indonesia launched a crackdown on extremists more ...
Kerry in Indonesia seeks Asian support against ISIS



October 21, 8:42 AM - Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman Shahidullah Shahid for IS vow [bbc]



BBC News

Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman Shahidullah Shahid for IS vow
BBC News
Pakistan Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid has been sacked after pledging allegiance to Islamic State (IS). The militants said he had been replaced but did not name his successor. A statement reiterated support for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
Pak Taliban fires its spokesman over allegiance to IS chief



October 21, 8:41 AM - No alert to Afghan attack on Aust soldiers [yahoo]



ABC Online

No alert to Afghan attack on Aust soldiers
Yahoo!7 News
A coronial inquest into the deaths of Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic, Sapper James Martin and Private Robert Poate has heard the army had no prior intelligence indicating the men's platoon would be targeted by a rogue Afghan National Army soldier in ...
Soldiers' inquest: Family upset by social media backlash over their lawyer's ...



October 21, 8:20 AM - Mogherini should appoint special envoy to the Middle East [euractiv]



EurActiv

Mogherini should appoint special envoy to the Middle East
EurActiv
To do so, Mogherini can start by taking two rather immediate steps: re-establish the post of an EU special envoy to the Middle East peace process, and promote the European incentive for Israeli-Palestinian peace that was introduced in December 2013.
Entrepreneurship--The Way To Peace In The Middle East




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October 21, 3:44 AM - My Father Was Killed by a Computer, Says 7-Year-Old Afghan Child [antiwar]



Antiwar.com (blog)

My Father Was Killed by a Computer, Says 7-Year-Old Afghan Child
Antiwar.com (blog)
"Besides beans, what other food do you like?" "I also like….potatoes…and meat……and….rice!" All of us were smiling with the familiar love of Afghan oiled 'palao' or 'Qabuli' rice." Imal knew what my laptop was. He said, "We can look at photos ...




October 21, 12:58 AM - Official: The US is a Leading Terrorist State [telesurtv]



teleSUR English

Official: The US is a Leading Terrorist State
teleSUR English
Imagine that the lead article in Pravda reported a study by the KGB that reviews major terrorist operations run by the Kremlin around the world, in an effort to determine the factors that led to their success or failure, finally concluding that ...




October 20, 10:50 PM - Peace between Israelis, Palestinians won't end Mideast extremism [miamiherald]



MiamiHerald.com

Peace between Israelis, Palestinians won't end Mideast extremism
MiamiHerald.com
A few days ago I came across a 2008 interview with a renowned author in which, without going into detail, the writer spoke about the need for new ideas to solve “the conflict in the Middle East.” It wasn't that many years ago when that was shorthand ...




October 20, 10:24 PM - ISIS and Pakistan [dailytimes]



ISIS and Pakistan
Daily Times
The TTP's declaration was preceded by news that a local group by the name of Islami Khilafat had distributed pamphlets in Peshawar that were also sent to Afghan refugee camps and to eastern Afghanistan. These pamphlets purportedly came from Kunar ...




October 20, 9:41 PM - Mark Shields: Jim Webb proved right on Mideast policy [poughkeepsiejournal]



Poughkeepsie Journal

Mark Shields: Jim Webb proved right on Mideast policy
Poughkeepsie Journal
And if, by the fall of 2015, the Middle East has, sadly, turned into another costly, deadly and divisive quagmire for the United States, would some Democrats in Iowa be ready to support a genuine combat hero who has had the wisdom and the guts to ...




October 20, 7:10 PM - A Palestinian state can only emerge from negotiations [jpost]



A Palestinian state can only emerge from negotiations
Jerusalem Post
My answer was that I did so precisely because I really want to see a Palestinian state prospering next to a secure Israel. After all, none of those on the Left who criticized me really made more of an effort than I did in order to promote the two-state ...




October 20, 6:41 PM - Borderline Views: The British Parliament and Palestinian statehood [jpost]



Borderline Views: The British Parliament and Palestinian statehood
Jerusalem Post
Britain went the way of Sweden last week when the British Parliament approved a motion recognizing, in principle, an independent Palestinian state. The large majority in favor of the motion belied the fact that over half of the Parliament, almost the ...




October 20, 6:24 PM - NBK Capital and Gulf Capital Close Funds for Middle East Investment [wsj]



Wall Street Journal (blog)

NBK Capital and Gulf Capital Close Funds for Middle East Investment
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Gulf Capital and NBK Capital have closed two of the largest vehicles focused on the Middle East since the global financial crisis rocked major hubs like Dubai, and since the Arab Spring swept through the region and subsequently gave way to major ...




October 20, 5:59 PM - The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq [npr]



NPR (blog)

The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq
NPR (blog)
One is spray-painted with the words "Loyalty to Iraq" — ironic given that extremists from ISIS have wrested control of about one-third of the now-fractured country. This contested military zone is one of the last where civilians flee to try to get to ...




October 20, 4:20 PM - The Torture Secrets Are Coming [aclu]



The Torture Secrets Are Coming
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
The hooded man, the electrodes, the naked bodies piled upon each other, and the grinning soldier with a thumbs up. The images are the stuff of nightmares. They're also incontrovertible evidence that our government engaged in torture, and their ...





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October 15, 11:37 PM - In fight against Islamophobia, websites seek to dispel warped portrayals [aljazeera]



In fight against Islamophobia, websites seek to dispel warped portrayals
Al Jazeera America
As concerns mount that atrocities perpetrated by ISIL may lead to Islamophobia in the West, efforts to halt the spread of warped portrayals of the Muslim world were being kick-started both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., a website tracking anti ...
US Muslim Group Monitors Islamophobia



October 7, 9:15 PM - Right-Wing Media Attack Ben Affleck For Challenging Islamophobia [mediamatters]



Fair Observer

Right-Wing Media Attack Ben Affleck For Challenging Islamophobia
Media Matters for America
Maher and Harris defended their commentary against charges of "Islamophobia" and "bigotry toward Muslims as people," while Affleck and fellow panelists Nicholas Kristof and Michael Steele expressed concern that the two were conflating the beliefs of ...
It's not just Bill Maher: Islamophobia on cable news is out of control



October 12, 4:50 AM - Women's Studies Prof: Islamophobia Meme Is 'the New McCarthyism' [breitbart]



Women's Studies Prof: Islamophobia Meme Is 'the New McCarthyism'
Breitbart News
Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the City University of New York and a self-described feminist, argued that the leftist mantra that any criticism of the doctrines of Islam is Islamophobic is “the new ...




October 19, 2:54 AM - The Islamic State: From Decapitation to Islamophobia [internationalpolicydigest]



International Policy Digest

The Islamic State: From Decapitation to Islamophobia
International Policy Digest
The ghastly images circulated freely by the cult on the Internet from beheading to crucifying their victims have incensed the international community on the one hand but on the other hand, they have regrettably encouraged instances of Islamophobia. The ...




October 8, 11:34 PM - The Beautiful Reactions These People Had To Islamophobia Give Us Hope [huffingtonpost]



The Beautiful Reactions These People Had To Islamophobia Give Us Hope
Huffington Post
"To test how deeply entrenched Islamophobia was in wider society," Kamal Saleh, MUMSA member and director of the video, told HuffPost, "we set out to stage a social experiment in the middle of Hyde Park, Sydney to see how passersby would respond to an ...
Chilling Video Of “Muslim Hate In Australia” Becomes Viral



October 15, 4:40 PM - How Israel relies on Islamophobia [mondoweiss]



Mondoweiss

How Israel relies on Islamophobia
Mondoweiss
Islamophobia has permeated far beyond TV personalities spewing liberal exceptionalism when it comes to racism. In the eloquent words of Laura Durkay, the hit TV show “Homeland” is currently pitching its fourth season using “a blonde, white Red Riding ...
Muslims ate my hamster!



October 14, 12:02 PM - MSNBC's Toure: Islamophobia Has Become An "Acceptable Racism" With Some ... [realclearpolitics]



Uloop News

MSNBC's Toure: Islamophobia Has Become An "Acceptable Racism" With Some ...
RealClearPolitics
TOURE, MSNBC: To think that we have a problem with global Islam and that it's okay to be afraid when we encounter one of the 2 million American Muslims, well that's just mental laziness. Demanding Muslims prove they're not supportive of murderers is ...
Ben Affleck Slams Bill Maher And Islamophobia



October 15, 5:24 PM - National Union of Students refuses to condemn ISIS over 'Islamophobia' fears [dailymail]



Daily Mail

National Union of Students refuses to condemn ISIS over 'Islamophobia' fears
Daily Mail
The National Union of Students has come under fire after it refused to condemn ISIS - because of fears it was 'Islamophobic'. Students put forward a motion at the body's National Executive Council meeting calling for the condemnation of terrorist ...
NUS rejects motion on Iraqi/Kurdish solidarity citing 'Islamophobia'



October 18, 5:14 PM - Islamophobia Prompts Student Union To Not Denounce Islamic State [opposingviews]



Opposing Views

Islamophobia Prompts Student Union To Not Denounce Islamic State
Opposing Views
Britain's National Union of Students has rejected a motion to condemn Islamic State terrorists because it may be seen as 'Islamophobia.' The London Evening Standard reports the National Executive Council made the decision because accepting it would ...




October 16, 1:54 PM - When Anti-Islamophobia Is Pro-ISIS [nationalreview]



YOURTHUROCK

When Anti-Islamophobia Is Pro-ISIS
National Review Online
The National Union of Students has come under fire after it refused to condemn ISIS – because of fears it was 'Islamophobic'. Students put forward a motion at the body's National Executive Council meeting calling for the condemnation of terrorist ...
Britain's Student Union Votes Against Condemning the Islamic State — Because ...




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