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Iran-Backed Militias Step Up the Battle in Iraq – Jonathan Spyer (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 19, 2019 Iran-Backed Militias Step Up the Battle in Iraq – Jonathan Spyer Iran-backed Shiite militias in Iraq are operating with increasing impunity. On Feb. 3, Shiite militiamen murdered Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub, a chronicler of Iraq’s lost Jewish community, who was a bold critic of Iran’s increasing power in Iraq. A few days later, […]

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Analysis: Netanyahu Outfoxed Russia, Iran and ISIS With His Cynical, Ruthless Syria Policy, by Anshel Pfeffer (Ha’aretz)

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 13, 2019 (from Ha’aretz no less….Ed.) If Netanyahu has one valid claim to remaining in office, it’s his Syria policy and the fact he was one of the first world leaders to recognize the threat of ISIS Click here for full article

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Videos Show Violent Assaults on Iranian Women over Dress Code (Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 12, 2019 Videos Show Violent Assaults on Iranian Women over Dress Code (Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty) Videos shared on social media recently have demonstrated “shocking levels of abuse” that women in Iran face from morality police and pro-government “thugs” seeking to enforce the country’s strict dress code, Amnesty International said on March 12. Women in Iran were […]

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New UN Report Documents Iran’s Continued Human Rights Abuses – Tzvi Kahn (Foundation for Defense of Democracies

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Mar. 7, 2019 New UN Report Documents Iran’s Continued Human Rights Abuses – Tzvi Kahn (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) A new report by Javaid Rehman, the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Iran, documents Iran’s imprisonment or execution of political dissidents, human rights activists, women, journalists, and ethnic and religious minorities. The report also […]

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Iran: Mounting Persecution of Christians by Majid Rafizadeh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  March 3, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 24, 2019 “We created a people’s army to defend the country and also help in emergencies, but it turned into a monster.” — Mohsen Sazegara, on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which he helped establish. Under international law, the Iranian government has an obligation to respect freedom of religion. Yet, while the rights of […]

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Iran’s Diligent Investment in Empire – Alberto M. Fernandez (MEMRI via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 1, 2019 Iran’s Diligent Investment in Empire – Alberto M. Fernandez While domestically Iran is struggling, regionally it is pursuing an ambitious agenda to reshape the region in its image. The military-security-intelligence relationship between Iran and its regional proxies is the heart of its power projection. Less known are Iranian non-military efforts to create facts […]

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The Iranian Nuclear Archive Suggests Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Never Ended – David Albright, Olli Heinonen and Andrea Stricker (Inst. for Science and International Security via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions  /  No Comments

Feb. 26, 2019 The Iranian Nuclear Archive Suggests Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Never Ended – David Albright, Olli Heinonen and Andrea Stricker (Institute for Science and International Security) Iran’s “nuclear archive” seized by Israel last year is extremely rich in new information about Iran’s substantial, rapidly advancing nuclear weapons effort in the early 2000s. Iran aimed […]

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Palestinians: “The Slap of the Century” by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 21, 2019 Under the current circumstances, when Arabs are being widely shamed and condemned for sitting in the same room with an Israeli prime minister, it is hard to see how the Trump administration will be able to convince Arab states and leaders to normalize their relations with Israel. Some of these Arab leaders […]

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Toronto charity disputes CRA accusation it was formed to spread ‘Iranian revolutionary ideology in Canada’, by Stewart Bell (Global News)

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 14, 2019 The Islamic Shia Assembly of Canada has operated in the Toronto area for more than two decades, attracting members of parliament to its events and once raising the flag at City Hall. But documents obtained by Global News show that federal charity regulators have long had concerns about the group and what […]

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Iran’s 40 Years of Darkness – Bret Stephens (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 15, 2019 Iran’s 40 Years of Darkness – Bret Stephens From its beginning 40 years ago, the Islamic Republic of Iran has enjoyed the generous benefit of the doubt from credulous observers in the West. History hasn’t been kind to their sympathy. As goodwill flowed toward Iran, malice flowed out. Tehran matches conciliation with contempt. […]

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