Special Analysis

France's Meltdown, Macron's Disdain

 “The French say, ‘Mr. President, we cannot make ends meet,’ and the President replies, ‘we shall create a High Council [for the climate]’. Can you imagine the disconnect?” — Laurence Saillet, spokesman for the center-right party, The Republicans, November 27, 2018  The “yellow jackets” [protestors] now have the …

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Qatar: Time to Shape Up

We need a united anti-Iran front, and Qatar needs to come closer to its friends on the peninsula, us, the U.S., and Israel on that point. And in the meantime, let’s help Qatar along here. Why doesn’t the United States get on with the business of declaring the Muslim Brotherhood …

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Middle east events and news

Austrian ISIS Operative Muhammad Mahmoud Reportedly Killed In Coalition Airstrike On ISIS Prison Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on pro-ISIS Telegram channels report that Austrian ISIS operative Muhammad Mahmoud, aka Abu Osama Al-Gharib, has been killed in a coalition bombing on a prison operated by the organization’s internal security …

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THE POST-“CALIPHATE” TERRORISM: A MORE COMPLEX THREAT FOR EUROPE

The release from prison, in London, on October 19, of radical preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed in 2016 for inviting support for Daesh, brought to the attention the persistence of the terrorist risks faced by Europe, but also the fact that those risks became more complex, in the context of the …

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The Fracturing of France by Giulio Meotti

 In a new program, Macron’s government is offering Arabic lessons in France’s public schools to children as young as six years old, purportedly to facilitate integration.  French authorities seem to ignore that the vast majority of terrorists from France have been French citizens, who spoke a perfect French …

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Palestinians: We Cannot Accept Anything from Trump by Khaled Abu Toameh

 According to the reports, the White House “peace team,” led by senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, has been working on the plan for two years — and President Trump wants it published between December 2018 and February 2019.  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and …

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Germany: Turkish-Muslim Appointed Second-In-Command of Domestic Intelligence by Soeren Kern

 Sinan Selen, a 46-year-old Istanbul-born counter-terrorism expert, will be the first Muslim to fill a top leadership position within Germany’s intelligence community.  Throughout his government career, Selen has been resolute in confronting Islamic fundamentalists in Germany. He also led efforts at the Federal Office for the Protection of …

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Middle east events and news

Afghan Taliban: Moscow Conference Is About ‘Ending The American Occupation’ On November 6 and 8, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued two statements to clarify its stance on the multilateral Moscow conference being held on Friday, November 9, 2018. The Taliban and several countries – the …

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Middle east events and news

EXCLUSIVE: Jaish-e-Muhammad Says India Using ‘Chemical Weapons’ In Kashmir, Deputy Chief Of Its Sniper Squad Killed Indian security forces recently killed Qari Hafiz Usman Ibrahim, deputy chief of the sniper squad of Pakistani jihadi group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), and a local militant named Shaukat Ahmad in Jammu & Kashmir, according to …

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Middle east events and news

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Melbourne Attack On November 9, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) via its A’maq news agency claimed responsibility for that day’s “vehicular” and stabbing attack in Melbourne, Australia. EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporter Launches New Group For Hacking And Spreading Propaganda On November 6, 2018, an Islamic State (ISIS) …

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