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S. Arabia Outsourcing Yemen’s War amid Growing Internal Opposition
















A major local affiliate of the al-Qaeda in Yemen vowed allegiance to the Saudi regime

 

Arab World

S. Arabia Outsourcing Yemen’s War amid Growing Internal Opposition

Yemen's Qaeda Affiliate Vows Allegiance to Riyadh

Over 1 Million Syrians Returned Home Since Beginning of Russian Campaign

Egypt, Saudi Arabia form council to implement ‘Cairo Declaration’

Syrian Army Shells Terrorist Command Centres near Jordan Border

Syrian Forces Thwart Attack on Dara'a Military Post

Iraqi Forces Regain Control of Key Area in Anbar

Two More Villages Recaptured by Syrian Forces

Al-Nusra Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses in Dara'a

Syrian Air Raids Hit More ISIL Positions in Aleppo

Riyadh summit calls on Iran to reach peaceful solution on UAE islands

Free Syrian Army decimated by desertions

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Mideast

Muslim World Science Initiative Urges Muslim Countries to Reboot University Science Programs

Five Dead in PKK Attacks in Turkey

Turkish Police Detain 11 in Raids Targeting ISIS

Iraqi Kurds launch offensive to retake Sinjar from ISIL

Israeli troops raid W. Bank hospital, kill Palestinian

Netanyahu invokes memory of Nazi past over EU labelling settlement goods

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South Asia

15 Daesh Militants Killed In Nangarhar’s Achin District

Conflicting Reports over Mullah Mansour Dadullah’s Death

Two suicide bombers killed in VBIED explosion in Paktika

Afghanistan agrees to terms of WTO for membership

Kabul protest ends, seven dead bodies to be laid to rest in Ghazni today

Russia launches scholarship programme for Afghan diplomats

The story of a Tajikistan national who joins IS in Afghanistan through internet

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Southeast Asia

Sarawak Minister Questions Choice of Ustaz to Head Non-Muslim School

No Need for ‘Halal’, ‘Haram’ Trolleys, Muslim Preacher Says

Put Jakim under Conference of Rulers, Muslim lawyers’ group suggests

Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets assurance of peaceful transition

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India

Row over Tipu Sultan Celebrations: BJP MP Claims Death Threat; VHP Calls for Karnataka Bandh

India seeks Predator drones from US

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Pakistan

Despite Concerns, Pakistan On Growth Path: WB

Top Chinese military official arrives in Islamabad

Pakistan wants early implementation of CASA-1000, Tajik president told

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Africa

U.N. Peacekeepers in Central African Republic Hit by New Sex Allegations

Black students denied entry into Apple store because 'they might steal something'

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Europe

Why The BBC Letting Is The Islamic Human Rights Commission Set The Agenda?

West dismisses Russian proposals for Syria

Israeli anger as EU agrees to label settlement products

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North America

Shariahville, USA: Cities 'surrender' to Islam

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Arab World

 

S. Arabia Outsourcing Yemen’s War amid Growing Internal Opposition

Nov 12, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The growing internal opposition has caused the Saudi leadership to outsource ground soldiers in Yemen, a senior analyst said.

Olga Aymerich wrote in Yourmiddleast news and analysis website that Saudi Arabia’s internal opposition against current ruler King Salman and especially against his appointed Deputy Crown Price and Defense Minister son Mohammed bin Salman has grown to being on the verge of a power reshuffle that could oust the King.

Part of the disdain against the current ruler and his son derives from the eight-month military campaign led by the Kingdom in neighboring Yemen. Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been in the lead of the military campaign, which started only two months after his appointment as Defense Minister. But what was supposed to be a short, clear-cut intervention to heap praise on the newly-appointed 29-year-old prince and smooth his way to the crown, has become a painfully long campaign which has already killed more than 6,921 civilians and wounded thousands more.

Under these circumstances, each and every Saudi casualty in Yemen has become poison dart for the current Saudi leaders and their survival in power. Furthermore, Saudi internal opposition has reached its peak at the same time as the Saudi-led military campaign is expected to increase the ground battle, before potential peace talks take place. 

The king and his son know that to keep themselves in power they cannot afford a higher toll of Saudi casualties in the field. They can neither afford losing grip in Yemen since this would highly undermine Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s image as a capable leader of the kingdom’s crown. Thus, Saudi Arabia has adopted a new strategy which is all about ietting the others' blood run. An increase of economic ties and cooperation has been exchanged for ground soldiers from the poorest members of the coalition to fight the most vulnerable positions in Yemen.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940820001305

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Yemen's Qaeda Affiliate Vows Allegiance to Riyadh

Nov 12, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- A major local affiliate of the al-Qaeda in Yemen vowed allegiance to the Saudi regime, saying it will fight along the kingdom’s forces in the ongoing war against Yemen.

The so-called Ansar ul-Sharia group said on Wednesday that its members are fighting along the Saudi forces and militant groups in Yemen’s Ta'iz Province, press tv reported.

The group released a video showing tens of armed militants fighting against Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and army in an operation dubbed Jahmaliyah in an area with the same name in the Southwestern Yemeni province.

This is the first time that an al-Qaeda-affiliated group officially confirms it is contributing to Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 232 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,921 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940821000544

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Over 1 Million Syrians Returned Home Since Beginning of Russian Campaign

Nov 12, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over one million Syrians have returned home since the start of the Russian air campaign against terrorist groups in their country.

More than one million Syrians have returned home since Russian airstrikes began on September 30, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Wednesday, Sputnik News reported.

“Since the beginning of Russian operations, according to UN structures, more than one million people have returned to their homes in Syria,” Meshkov said at a press conference in Moscow.

On September 30, Russia launched an air campaign in Syria at the request of President Bashar Assad targeting terrorist positions with precision airstrikes. The operations has been coordinated with the Syrian army.

Since the beginning of the air campaign, the Russian Air Force has carried out more than 1,800 sorties, destroying more than 2,000 terrorist positions. Several hundreds of terrorists were killed, dozens of command centers and ammunition depots were destroyed.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940820001458

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Egypt, Saudi Arabia form council to implement ‘Cairo Declaration’

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Saudi Arabia and Egypt agreed on Wednesday to establish a coordination council tasked to implement the “Cairo Declaration,” which outlines facets of cooperation between the two states.

The announcement followed bilateral talks between Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the fourth Summit of Arab-South American countries, which ended today in Riyadh.

The two heads of state discussed a number of issues on the summit's agenda, in addition to efforts to promote common coordination between Arab and South American countries, the official Saudi News Agency said.

Following that, minutes to establish a Saudi-Egyptian Coordination Council were singed by the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.

The council will work on the implementation of the “Cairo Declaration” announced earlier in July and its attached executive annex, SPA said.

The "Cairo Declaration" includes the following components:

1. Development of the military cooperation and working towards establishing the Joint Arab Force.

2. Enhancing the joint cooperation and investment between the two countries in the fields of energy, electricity, and transportation.

3. Achieving economic integration between the two countries and working on making them a key focus of the World Trade movement.

4. Intensifying mutual investments between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, aiming to increase joint projects in both countries.

5. Strengthening cooperation in the fields of politics, culture, and media in order to jointly counter the dangers of the current regional destabilization.

6. Defining the maritime borders between the two countries.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/11/11/Egypt-Saudi-Arabia-form-council-to-implement-Cairo-Declaration-.html

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Syrian Army Shells Terrorist Command Centers Near Jordan Border

Nov 12, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Armed Forces have shelled terrorist command centers in Daraa near the country's border with Jordan, the Syrian army spokesman said Wednesday.

"Our troops carried out concentrated strikes on terrorist groups and command posts on the outskirts of the city of Daraa. Terrorists suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment; command centers were destroyed," Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub said, Sputnik News reported.

The Syrian general added that a terrorists' offensive in the province of Daraa was prevented.

Dozens of terrorists were eliminated after they had attempted to attack an airport in Deir Ezzur, Ali Mayhoub said.

Full report at: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940820001456

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Syrian Forces Thwart Attack on Dara'a Military Post

12/11/2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army troops repelled an attempt by Takfiri terrorists to infiltrate into a military post in Dara'a province on Thursday, killing the invaders.

The army clashed with a group of terrorists which tried to infiltrate into the vicinity of a military post in the village of Dael, 40 km North of Dara'a city, a field source said.

The source added that the army troops killed a number of terrorists and forced the others to flee the area.

On Wednesday, the Syrian government forces killed a large group of terrorists, most of them from al-Nusra from, and destroyed their positions in Dara'a as the troops continue to tighten noose on the Takfiri militants in the province.

The army targeted positions and movements of the terrorists in al-Sheikh Husein hill and Toloul Khleif near Oum Walad village in the Eastern countryside of Dara'a, according to a military source.

The source added that a large group of terrorists, most of them from al-Nusra Front, were killed in the military operations.

The army also destroyed positions of terrorists from al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups in Dara'a al-Balad area in Dara'a city.

Also on Wednesday, a key supplying route of the al-Nusra Front in the province of Dara'a, bordering Jordan, was heavily stormed by the Syrian Army troops.

Two command centers of Nusra militants were destroyed in al-Abassiyeh and al-Arbaeen neighborhoods in Dara'a al-Balad in the Southern part of Dara'a city, which is considered a main passage for the infiltration of terrorists and weapons across the Syria-Jordan border.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940821000532

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Iraqi Forces Regain Control of Key Area in Anbar

12/11/2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi government forces, backed by volunteer fighters, retook a strategic area in Anbar province, killing some 115 ISIL terrorists.

The Iraqi forces and tribal fighters took full control of the Albu-Hayat area in Haditha District, 160 kilometers (99 miles) West of the provincial capital, Ramadi, on Wednesday, the commander of the Burraq forces of the Popular Mobilization Units, Wasiq Fartousi, said.

Some 115 ISIL terrorists, including foreign militants, were killed during the operation.

On Tuesday, Iraq's al-Hashd al-Shaabi volunteer forces regained full control of al-Zawiye village in Salahuddin province back from the Takfiri militants.

The al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces reportedly took full control of al-Zawiye village in Baiji city from the terrorists.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940821000500

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Two More Villages Recaptured by Syrian Forces

12/11/2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces took full control over two strategic villages in Aleppo province, leaving scores of terrorist dead.

The forces liberated the villages of Musharfah Al-Murayj and Tal Al-Arba’een in Aleppo from the control of the Takfiri terrorists on Thursday, and killed tens of militants.

On Tuesday, the Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah forces, backed up by Syrian and Russian air force, lifted the two and a half-year-long siege of Kuweires military airbase after killing hundreds of ISIL terrorists.

Unconfirmed reports said the groundbreaking victory was gained under the leadership of Iran's renowned Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.

The Syrian troops and Hezbollah forces rolled into the Kuweires airport at the end of their daylong last phase of massive operations.

Full report at: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940821000462

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Al-Nusra Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses in Dara'a

12/11/2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian government forces killed a large group of terrorists, most of them from al-Nusra from, and destroyed their positions in Dara'a as the troops continue to tighten noose on the Takfiri militants in the province.

On Wednesday, the army targeted positions and movements of the terrorists in al-Sheikh Husein hill and Toloul Khleif near Oum Walad village in the Eastern countryside of Dara'a, according to a military source.

The source added that a large group of terrorists, most of them from al-Nusra Front, were killed in the military operations.

The army also destroyed positions of terrorists from al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups in Dara'a al-Balad area in Dara'a city.

Also on Wednesday, a key supplying route of the al-Nusra Front in the province of Dara'a, bordering Jordan, was heavily stormed by the Syrian Army troops.

Two command centers of Nusra militants were destroyed in al-Abassiyeh and al-Arbaeen neighborhoods in Dara'a al-Balad in the Southern part of Dara'a city, which is considered a main passage for the infiltration of terrorists and weapons across the Syria-Jordan border.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940821000266

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Syrian Air Raids Hit More ISIL Positions in Aleppo

12/11/2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian fighter jets targeted more ISIL positions in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo as the army continues to gain territory in the Northern Province.

The airstrikes hit ISIL concentration centers in al-Bab city and the villages of al-Sin, Teb Ghabsheh and Wadiaa in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo, a military source said Wednesday.

The ISIL positions and vehicles were destroyed in the air raids.

Earlier reports said the ISIL positions in Erbid, Deir Hafer, Ain al-Jamajma and Kabana came under massive strikes of the Syrian air force, which ended in the killing and wounding of dozens of the terrorist.

Also, the ISIL military grid suffered heavy damage as a result of the Syrian air attacks.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940821000212

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Riyadh summit calls on Iran to reach peaceful solution on UAE islands

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The closing communique of the fourth Arab – South American summit called on Iran Wednesday to respond to the United Arab Emirate’s request for a peaceful resolution of a dispute over three Emirati islands under Iranian occupation since 1971.

The Arabian Sea islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa have long been a source of tension between Iran and Gulf States.

Full report at: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/11/11/Riyadh-summit-calls-on-Iran-to-reach-peaceful-solution-on-UAE-islands.html

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Free Syrian Army decimated by desertions

11 Nov 2015

Adam Lucente, Zouhir Al Shimale | 11 Nov 2015 11:50 GMT | Middle East, War & Conflict, Syria: Broken Nation, Syrian crisis, Syria

The FSA, once viewed as a viable alternative to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has seen its power wane dramatically this year [AP]

Aleppo, Syria - In 2012, Mohammad Matoh joined the Free Syrian Army. A year later he deserted finding work at a fast-food restaurant in Aleppo.

"Five members of our family were with the FSA. Now two are in Turkey after getting injured and two are still with the FSA," he told Al Jazeera. 

Matoh, 27, recalls other friends leaving as well. One of them, he said, "was forced to leave as a result of the inadequate salary, which was at best 18,000 Syrian pounds [$95] a month". Matoh himself claims his salary started at only 8,000 Syrian pounds ($36) a month, before rising slightly.

Full report at: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/free-syrian-army-decimated-desertions-151111064831800.html

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Mideast

Muslim World Science Initiative Urges Muslim Countries to Reboot University Science Programs

John Farrell,

A task force assembled by the Muslim World Science Initiative has issued a report calling on countries with majority-Muslim populations to broaden science education at the university level.

Two of the task force’s leading experts, Nidhal Guessoum, professor of astronomy at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and Athar Osama, honorary senior associate at the UCL Institute of Education, London, UK, and the founder of the MWSI, report in Nature on the results of the two-year initiative which was designed to examine the state of science throughout the Muslim world.

In a separate interview, Guessoum told Nature Middle East, “To our knowledge, this is the first time that significant effort has been put into reviewing the teaching of science at universities of the Muslim world, including pedagogical methods, textbooks, language of instruction, censorship of ‘controversial’ topics, and even the question of religion in science classes.”

The 57 countries the task force examined all part of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) — are home to nearly 25% of the world’s people, they write.

“But as of 2012, they had contributed only 1.6% of the world’s patents, 6% of its academic publications, and 2.4% of the global research expenditure. There have been only three Nobel laureates in the sciences from OIC countries; today these nations host fewer than a dozen universities in the top 400 of the many world rankings, and none in the top 100.”

But the findings highlight an even deeper problem. Too many university science programs rely on narrow content curricula and outdated teaching methods.

“In most OIC countries, students are channelled into science or non-science streams around the age of 14, and their education thereafter is completely binary: science and technology students receive little in the way of humanities, social-science, language or arts education, and vice versa.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnfarrell/2015/11/09/task-force-urges-muslim-countries-to-reboot-university-science-programs/

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Five dead in PKK attacks in Turkey

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Three Turkish policemen, a civilian and a soldier have been killed in new attacks in the restive southeast blamed on fighters from the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), security sources said Wednesday.

The police officers were killed and another was wounded late Tuesday when they came under fire from rockets and automatic rifles while patrolling the largely Kurdish town of Silopi near the Syrian border, the sources told AFP.

In the flashpoint town of Silvan, which has been under a strict curfew for nine days, one soldier was killed and another wounded in fierce street fighting with the youth wing of the outlawed PKK on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, rebels detonated a car bomb on a road in Dargecit in Mardin province as a police convoy was passing, killing a municipal employee and wounding a police officer, Dogan news agency said.

Southeast Turkey has been rocked by a new wave of unrest that has left several hundred people dead since a two-year-old truce between Ankara and the PKK fell apart in July.

Last Thursday, the PKK ended a unilateral truce it had declared before the November 1 election, which saw President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) win back a parliamentary majority.

Erdogan subsequently vowed to continue the fight against the PKK until all its fighters are “wiped out.”

After the election, Turkish war planes pounded PKK targets in the country’s southeast and in northern Iraq.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed since the PKK took up arms in 1984 demanding an independent state for Kurds. Since then the group has narrowed its demands to greater autonomy and cultural rights.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/11/11/Five-dead-in-PKK-attacks-in-Turkey.html

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Turkish police detain 11 in raids targeting ISIS

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Turkish police detained 11 suspects in helicopter-backed raids targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants across Istanbul, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday, just days ahead of a G20 summit being held in the country.

The raids were part of a series of operations against suspected militants in Turkey, where security is being tightened ahead of the world leaders’ summit being staged this weekend.

Last week, police detained 20 people suspected of links to ISIS in the southern resort province of Antalya, where the G20 summit is being held from Nov. 15-16.

The anti-terror squad police carried out simultaneous raids on more than 20 addresses in various districts of Istanbul, with seven foreigners among those held, Anadolu said.

It said the operation was continuing and more people might be detained.

Turkey vowed to take a more active role in combating ISIS in July. The radical militants control territory in Syria along the

Turkish border and have been linked to the suicide bombing last month of a pro-Kurdish rally in Ankara that killed more than 100 people.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/11/12/Turkish-police-detain-11-in-raids-targeting-ISIS.html

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Iraqi Kurds launch offensive to retake Sinjar from ISIL

12 Nov 2015

Kurdish Iraqi fighters, backed by US-led coalition warplanes, have launched a major offensive to retake the strategic town of Sinjar in northern Iraq from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters.

A statement from the Kurdish Regional Security Council on Thursday said about 7,500 Peshmerga fighters were closing in on the mountain town from three fronts in an effort to cut off ISIL supply lines.

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from the city of Erbil, said US-led coalition warplanes bombed ISIL positions in the region on Wednesday evening, ahead of what Kurdish officials called "Operation Free Sinjar".

Related: ISIL siege of Aleppo airbase 'broken by Syrian army'

"What we are hearing is that a number of air strikes have taken place before the offensive began on the ground in the early hours of Thursday. Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Yazidi militias have moved towards the central area under ISIL control," Khan said.

"They say this will be the definitive operation to take the mountain, which is likely to take at least a few weeks. We have seen the Kurdish Peshmerga try this before, but they were pushed back by ISIL for a variety of reasons. But with the coalition getting involved with air strikes, this may well be the final push."

The KRSC said up to 600 ISIL fighters were believed to be in Sinjar, adding that ISIL had recently sent in reinforcements, including foreign fighters, in anticipation of the offensive.

On the west front, Peshmerga forces secured Gabara village and a stretch of Highway 47 between Sinjar and Syria, cutting off a major supply route for ISIL between Mosul and Raqqa.

"Denying ISIL the use of Highway 47 disrupts their ability to move fighters, supplies and oil destined for the black market," the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve said on Twitter.

Hemin Hawrami, head of the foreign relations office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), said Peshmerga fighters entered Sinjar, where they fought "house to house" against ISIL fighters.

Sinjar town is strategically important to ISIL because it is on the border with Syria and therefore helps the group maintain a cross-border territory for their so-called Islamic caliphate.

When ISIL took over in 2014 the group killed thousands of Yazidi men and forced families out in a bid to ethnically cleanse the area and bring in people allied to their ideology.

The Kurds see Sinjar town and the surrounding mountain region as part of their territory. This is the second operation the Kurds have mounted there; the first was to open up a corridor to allow the Yazidi community to flee in December 2014.

It was ISIL's takeover of the mountain area and its massacre of Yazidis that pushed the US to begin air strikes in Iraq in August 2014 and the following month in Syria. 

Yazidis trapped

Sinjar Mountain was overrun by ISIL in August last year in an onslaught that caused the flight of tens of thousands of Kurdish-speaking Yazidis and first prompted the US to launch air strikes against ISIL.

The group launched a wave of attacks against the minority Yazidi community, members of an ancient religion whom ISIL views as heretics and accuses of worshipping the devil.

The Yazidis fled into the mountains where ISIL fighters surrounded them, trapping and exposing them to the blazing heat.

The crisis prompted the US to launch air drops of aid, and on August 8, 2014, it began its first round of air strikes in what would mark the beginning of a broader coalition effort to battle the group in Iraq and Syria.

Various Kurdish militias on the town's edge have been fighting guerrilla battles for months against ISIL fighters in Sinjar.

The factions include the Turkey-based Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), the Syria-based People's Protection Units - better known as the YPG - and Yazidi-led forces calling themselves the Sinjar Resistance.

Iraqi Peshmerga have also held positions further outside the town.

The plethora of groups makes the operation to retake the area complex, as they disagree on who will control the area after ISIL is defeated.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/iraqi-kurds-launch-offensive-retake-sinjar-isil-151112055121926.html

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Israeli troops raid W. Bank hospital, kill Palestinian

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Israeli undercover forces raided a hospital in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and shot dead a Palestinian during an operation to detain another man suspected of carrying out a stabbing, the Palestinian health ministry and doctors said.

The Israeli army confirmed the raid and said they had detained Abdallah Azzam al-Shalalda, 27, who was suspected of stabbing an Israeli settler near the West Bank city of Hebron two weeks ago.

The director of Hebron’s al-Ahly hospital, Jehad Shawar, told Palestine radio that 20-30 men had arrived at the clinic in two mini vans. They entered with someone pretending to be pregnant. CCTV footage showed them walking along a corridor.

“They held the staff at gunpoint and stormed the room of Shalalda,” Shawar said.

Shalalda’s brother Bilal, who was asleep in vigil alongside him, said he was tied to the bed by the Israeli forces. His cousin, who was in the bathroom, was shot dead when he suddenly entered the room, Shawar said.

“They took Shalalda and placed him in the wheelchair they brought the woman in and they exited the room preventing anyone from giving medical aid to the young man laid on the floor,” Shawar told the radio station.

Shalalda allegedly carried out a stabbing in Gush Etzion in the West Bank last month, the army said. After stabbing an Israeli settler, he was shot by his victim but managed to escape.

Israel frequently carries out undercover operations in the occupied West Bank, with special forces who speak fluent Arabic dressed as locals. There was another raid on a hospital to detain a suspect last month.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/11/12/Israeli-troops-raid-W-Bank-hospital-kill-Palestinian.html

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Netanyahu invokes memory of Nazi past over EU labeling settlement goods

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday likened the European Union’s decision to label goods from Israeli settlements to the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses.

Israel in retaliation called off a number of scheduled EU meetings.

“The labelling of products of the Jewish state by the European Union brings back dark memories, Europe should be ashamed of itself,” he said as he wrapped up a visit to Washington.

“It took an immoral decision... This will not advance peace, it will certainly not advance truth and justice. It’s wrong,” he said in an English-language video clip posted on Facebook.

Full report at: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/11/11/Netanyahu-invokes-memory-of-Nazi-past-over-EU-labeling-settlement-goods.html

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South Asia

 

15 Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar’s Achin District

Thu Nov 12 2015

15 militants belonging to the militant group of Islamic State (IS) which also goes by its Arabic name Daesh have been killed in newest military operation in eastern Nangarhar’s Achin District, a stronghold of the group in the country’s east.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, spokesperson for the police HQ of Nangarhar says that eight more militants were wounded in the operation yesterday.

Full report at: http://www.khaama.com/15-daesh-militants-killed-in-nangarhars-achin-district-4107

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Conflicting reports over Mullah Mansour Dadullah’s death

Thu Nov 12 2015, 2:38 pm

Mansour Dadullah 2There are conflicting reports over the death of a senior Taliban commander Mullah Mansour Dadullah.

Media reports state that deputy to the dissident Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Rasoul was killed by fighters of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour last night.

Mullah Akhtar’s men had captured a Waziristani fighter of Mullah Dadullah Mansour earlier who revealed information about his chief’s whereabouts, upon receiving information, Mullah Akhtar’s fighters attacked Mullah Mansour Dadullah’s residence in Kulgharan area of Khak-i-Afghan District and killed him, later, the Waziristani militant was also killed, Zabul’s deputy police chief Ghulam Jailani Farahi has been quoted by media as saying.

However, in a telephonic conversation with Khaama Press, the governor of Zabul province expressed unawareness over the incident.

Full report at: http://www.khaama.com/conflicting-reports-about-mullah-mansour-dadullahs-death-4107

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Two suicide bombers killed in VBIED explosion in Paktika

By KHAAMA PRESS - Thu Nov 12 2015

Two suicide bombers have been killed in a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) explosion in Paktika province of Afghanistan.

The incident took place outside the office of the governor of Sarobi District Wednesday afternoon.

Spokesperson for the governor of Paktika province said that police had received information about a possible suicide attack in Sarobi District.

According to Nabiullah Peerkhil, yesterday when two suicide bombers driving a Surf vehicle “laden with explosives” tried to target the office of the district governor police suspected the vehicle and pointed to it to stop.

Full report at: http://www.khaama.com/two-suicide-bombers-killed-in-vbied-explosion-in-paktika-4106

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Afghanistan agrees to terms of WTO for membership

By ZABIHULLAH MOOSAKHAIL - Thu Nov 12 2015

Afghanistan has agreed to the terms of World Trade Organization (WTO) for membership.

WTO members negotiating Afghanistan’s accession agreed by consensus, and referendum, on the terms of the country’s WTO membership on 11 November 2015, paving the way for the ninth least-developed country to join the organization since 1995. Afghanistan’s Accession Package will be submitted to ministers for a formal decision at the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi on 15-18 December, says the inter-governmental organization which regulates international trade.

“I commend the leadership of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, under which the Government of Afghanistan has worked very hard to close this negotiating chapter. This is really positive news for Afghanistan and the WTO. WTO membership will help to create new trading opportunities and boost economic development. I praise WTO members for promoting the integration of another LDC into the rules-based multilateral trading system and I look forward to formally welcoming Afghanistan to the organization at our Ministerial Conference in Nairobi.” WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo is quoted as saying.

Full report at: http://www.khaama.com/afghanistan-agrees-to-terms-of-wto-for-membership

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Kabul protest ends, seven dead bodies to be laid to rest in Ghazni today

Thu Nov 12 2015

Kabul-protestersThe protest of thousands of civilians over the brutally killing of seven civilians in southern Zabul province ended last night and the seven dead bodies would be laid to rest in Ghazni province today.

The protest ended midnight after President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with family members of the victims and representatives of the protesters requesting them to finish the unrest and lay the seven dead bodies to rest.

Full report at: http://www.khaama.com/kabul-protest-ends-seven-dead-bodies-to-be-laid-to-rest-in-ghazni-today-4106

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Russia launches scholarship programme for Afghan diplomats

Thu Nov 12 2015

The embassy of the Russian Federation in Kabul launched scholarship programme for diplomatic staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.

The first batch of Afghan diplomats representing different departments of the Foreign Ministry is scheduled to leave Kabul for Moscow on November 15.

The group of 10 diplomats will attend a two-week advanced training courses in the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Russian ambassador Alexander Mantytskiy highlights that the current scholarship programme is the first arrangement of such kind in the modern history of Afghan – Russian relations.

Full report at: http://www.khaama.com/russia-launches-scholarship-programme-for-afghan-diplomats-4108

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The story of a Tajikistan national who joins IS in Afghanistan through internet

Thu Nov 12 2015

DaeshThe National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has arrested a Tajikistan national in connection with the affiliates of the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh in northeastern Takhar province.

A statement released by NDS on Thursday states that Nasratullah “Gainja Youf” S/O Sharifullah a resident of Dushanbe city of Tajikistan was recruited by Daesh through internet.

“He had arrived to Afghanistan through Iran for military training and joining Daesh group,” the statement adds. “He wanted to get to Dasht-e-Arche District of Kundoz province through Khwaja Ghar District of Takhar province and participate in terrorist activities.”

A footage release by NDS shows a young boy speaking Tajikistani accent of Farsi languages who says that he was working in Russia when got in touch with leader of Daesh in Afghanistan and the contact was in place for one month before he received an invitation to come to Afghanistan for “Jihad”.

Full report at: http://www.khaama.com/nds-detains-tajik-national-in-connection-with-daesh-in-takhar-4106

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Southeast Asia

 

Sarawak minister questions choice of ustaz to head non-Muslim school

BY SULOK TAWIE

November 11, 2015

KUCHING, Nov 11 — A senior Sarawak minister stressed that there is no need for a Muslim religious teacher, no matter the qualification, to head the non-religious SMK Sungai Paoh located in a Christian Dayak area in the interior of Sarikei.

Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing pointed out the choice was made more questionable by the rise in claims of alleged “rampant” conversion of native students in Sarawak’s rural schools.

“It is legitimate and reasonable for parents and students, majority of whom are not Muslims, to question the rationale of putting an ustaz from Kelantan to head it,” he said.

“Thus, the position of an ustaz to head a non-religious school is looked upon with scepticism.”

Full report at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/sarawak-minister-questions-choice-of-ustaz-to-head-non-muslim-school#sthash.kOsPOQ4c.dpuf

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No need for ‘halal’, ‘haram’ trolleys, Muslim preacher says

November 10, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — Putrajaya’s proposal to mandate separate supermarket trolleys for non-halal products is unnecessary as such items are already stocked in segregated sections, independent Muslim preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin said.

He also pointed out that the non-halal food items in supermarkets are not in direct contact with the trolleys as they are packaged.

“The reason why the issue of segregation does not have to arise from this angle is because the segregation to buy alcohol and pork already exists. Muslims will not buy pork in supermarkets,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted yesterday.

“Because if one goes to the supermarket, the pork is not placed in the trolley, it is placed in packaging.

Full report at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/no-need-for-halal-haram-trolleys-muslim-preacher-says#sthash.v6D9iSlw.dpuf

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Put Jakim under Conference of Rulers, Muslim lawyers’ group suggests

Wednesday November 11, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — A Muslim lawyers’ group proposed today that the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) be moved from under the Prime Minister’s Department to the Conference of Rulers while still retaining government funding, amid calls for the department to be abolished.

Malaysian Muslim Lawyers’ Association president Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar said the federal Islamic agency has successfully managed to synchronise legal differences between the states without encroaching on their individual powers. Under the Federal Constitution, Islamic law is a state, not federal matter.

“PPMM takes this opportunity to avoid such allegations by proposing that Jakim be revamped and placed directly under the Conference of Rulers, with its expenses to be funded by the federal government,” Zainul Rijal said in a statement, using the initials for his organisation.

Full report at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/put-jakim-under-conference-of-rulers-muslim-lawyers-group-suggests#sthash.nEC70Izt.dpuf

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets assurance of peaceful transition

12 Nov 2015

Yangon, Myanmar - Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi received more congratulations and pledges of support from Myanmar's military rulers as her opposition party awaited official results on Thursday confirming an expected landslide win in historic elections.

The National League for Democracy (NLD) has captured nearly 90 percent of the seats announced for both houses of parliament, and is only 38 seats away from an outright majority government.

Full report at: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/myanmar-suu-kyi-assurance-peaceful-transition-151112061757928.html

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India

 

Row over Tipu Sultan celebrations: BJP MP claims death threat; VHP calls for Karnataka bandh

TNN | Nov 12, 2015

NEW DELHI: Amid the raging controversy over Tipu Sultan's anniversary celebrations, a BJP lawmaker from Karnataka on Thursday claimed that he had received death threat on Facebook for opposing the programme.

BJP MP from Kodagu district in Mysore Pratap Simha alleged that he was threatened openly only with the support of the state government.

Pratap Simha accused the state police of not acting on his complaint and asked chief minister Siddaramaiah to look into the issue.

Meanwhile, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP), which has been protesting against the Congress government's decision to honour Tipu Sultan, has called for a statewide bandh on Friday.

A VHP supporter had died when he fell off a boundary wall while trying to escape clashes in Madikeri during protests.

The BJP has demanded the resignation of chief minister Siddaramaiah over the deteriorating law and order in the state.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Row-over-Tipu-Sultan-celebrations-BJP-MP-claims-death-threat-VHP-calls-for-Karnataka-bandh/articleshow/49756023.cms

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India seeks Predator drones from US

Nov 12, 2015

WASHINGTON: India has asked the United States for Predator Avenger drones, which would allow it to remotely drop a bomb on any square inch of Pakistan, the US media reported on Tuesday.

Bloomberg news service has acquired a copy of a formal request the Indian Air Force sent directly to the manufacturers, the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, in September.

If the transaction goes through, India will become one of the first countries to buy the casually called ‘killing machines’, Predator Avenger drones.

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219051/print/print

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Pakistan

Despite concerns, Pakistan on growth path: WB

Nov 12, 2015

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has projected Pakistan to move on growth path in short term but expressed concerns over low foreign investment and domestic savings, increased external risks, slower than anticipated stabilisation and reform agenda.

Released on Wednesday, World Bank’s ‘Pakistan Development Update’ projects GDP growth to accelerate to 4.5 per cent in 2015-16 and 4.8pc in 2016-17, supported by ‘strong services growth and a slight improvement in the industry sector’.

The report assumes that some of the constraints affecting the industry, like power outages, will be addressed in the forecast period.

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219043/despite-concerns-pakistan-on-growth-path-wb

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Top Chinese military official arrives in Islamabad

Nov 12, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong on Thursday arrived in Islamabad on a goodwill visit to the country.

Gen Fan Changlong is set to meet top civil and military leaders in Pakistan and discuss bilateral defence, economic and strategic ties between the two countries.

Upon his arrival at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport, he issued a written statement which said, "China and Pakistan, being close and friendly neighbors, always trust each other, understand each other and support each other, and have made fruitful cooperation in various fields. With the care and support of our state leaders, the China-Pakistan all-weather partnership is deepening steadily."

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219162/top-chinese-military-official-arrives-in-islamabad

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Pakistan wants early implementation of CASA-1000, Tajik president told

Nov 12, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan desires an early implementation of CASA-1000 power project — a project of regional energy cooperation among Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon Thursday.

The project will enable Pakistan to import 1,000MW of electricity to meet its growing energy needs

Pakistan and Tajikistan signed a number of agreements aimed at broadening bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, energy and connectivity.

Full report at: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219174/pakistan-wants-early-implementation-of-casa-1000-tajik-president-told

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Africa

 

U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic hit by new sex allegations

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The U.N. mission in the Central African Republic was hit with new allegations Wednesday that its peacekeepers sexually abused several women and girls, some of whom are now pregnant.

“MINUSCA was informed today of allegations involving five women that had sexual relations with peacekeepers. Three of them were under 18,” said a U.N. official who asked not to be named.

Full report at: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/africa/2015/11/12/U-N-peacekeepers-in-Central-Africa-hit-by-new-sex-allegations.html

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Black students denied entry into Apple store because 'they might steal something'

The Independent

Nov 12, 2015

An Apple spokesperson said the incident is under investigation.An Apple spokesperson said the incident is under investigation.

A group of black students in Australia are claiming that they were kicked out of an Apple store because of their skin colour.

The teens — Abdulahi, Gereng, Ese, Mabior, Mohamed, and Petrieaged — were approached by staffers at the store in Maribyrnong, Melbourne. An employee, escorted by a security guard, told the 15 to 16-year-olds to leave the store because employees were worried they "might steal something."

Full report at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Black-students-denied-entry-into-Apple-store-because-they-might-steal-something/articleshow/49753099.cms

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Europe

 

Islam's goal is to conquer Europe by faith and 'birth rate'

by Gregory Tomlin | 11 November, 2015

BERUIT (Christian Examiner) – The leader of Maronite Catholics in Lebanon has said if the multiple wars in the Middle East do not stop, the region will be emptied of its Christians and Europe will eventually fall to Islam.

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, who leads the eastern Catholics still aligned with Rome, said in a recent interview with an Italian Catholic news magazine, Famiglia Christiana or Christian Family, the recent waves of immigration into Europe are only the beginning of Islam's expansion into the continent.

Islam will eventually win the territory, he said, for two reasons.

"I have heard many times from Muslims that their goal is to conquer Europe with two weapons: faith and the birth rate," Rai told the magazine.

Christians, he said, are not as committed to their faith as Muslims who are taught every word of Koran and who place great emphasis on the practice of it.

"For them the practice of the faith is essential and fundamental. In Saudi Arabia on Friday, they go to prayer even if they have to use a walking stick. They know the Koran by heart and recite it often. The same is not true for Christians who do not look to the Bible or the teachings of the church."

Full report at: http://www.christianexaminer.com/article/cardinal.islams.goal.is.to.conquer.europe.by.faith.and.birth.rate/49759.htm

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Why is the BBC letting the Islamic Human Rights Commission set the agenda?

11 November 2015

The farcically named ‘Islamic Human Rights Commission’ has featured here many times before. The last time was earlier this year when this Khomeinist group decided to award their ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ award to the murdered staff of Charlie Hebdo. At their ‘awards ceremony’ for this the IHRC even joked about what a shame it was that none of the staff of Charlie Hebdo were around to collect the award.

Today the IHRC has thrown a smoke grenade into the public debate by issuing ‘findings’ claiming that the UK government’s counter-extremism and counter-terrorism policies are having a ‘negative impact’ on British Muslims. The ‘work’ is the usual confection of non-research and pre-ordained ‘findings’ that you would expect from such an ideologically driven group. For instance the report is based on ‘respondents’ to IHRC questions. Not quite the same thing as a poll is it? I wonder if they chose themselves?

Full report at: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/11/12/West-dismisses-Russian-proposals-for-Syria-.html

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West dismisses Russian proposals for Syria

Thursday, 12 November 2015

A Russian plan for political reform in Syria will not be a focal point of upcoming Vienna talks aimed at agreeing a roadmap to end the four-year war, Britain’s U.N. envoy said Wednesday.

Russia circulated the eight-point plan that calls for elections after an 18-month constitutional reform process, following the last round of international talks in Vienna on October 30.

“We are aware of the Russian proposals,” British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told reporters.

Full report at: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/11/12/West-dismisses-Russian-proposals-for-Syria-.html

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Israeli anger as EU agrees to label settlement products

Ali Younes | 12 Nov 2015

Israel had strongly lobbied European countries and leaders, arguing against the labelling of Israeli products [Reuters]

The European Commission has introduced new labelling guidelines for products produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The measures, published on Wednesday, require that producers must explicitly label products that come from settlements built on land occupied by Israel if they are sold in the European Union (EU).

The interpretive notice of the new measures said: "The European Union, in line with international law, does not recognise Israel's sovereignty over the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967, namely the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and does not consider them to be part of Israel's territory, irrespective of their legal status under domestic Israeli law.

Full report at: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/israeli-anger-eu-agrees-label-settlement-products-150920100028754.html

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North America

Shariahville, USA: Cities 'surrender' to Islam

12 Nov 2015

A city on the outskirts of Detroit known since 1920 as a thriving Polish community has been fully transformed by globalism and the federal government’s Islamic immigration program.

The bulk of the change has occurred over the past 20 years, but it started in the 1970s with the globalization of the auto industry and mass immigration.

Hamtramck, known affectionately as “Poletown” by Detroiters and Michiganians for its bustling district of Polish restaurants, markets and beautiful Catholic churches, last week become the nation’s first city to elect a Muslim-majority city council – sending three Muslims to join one incumbent who was not up for re-election.

In butcher shops that once offered juicy Polish sausages in refrigerated display cases, female customers wearing hijabs now purchase halal meats blessed by an imam.

The sound of church bells has given way to the chant of a Muslim holy man giving the call to prayer in Arabic.

Full report at: http://www.wnd.com/2015/11/u-s-cities-surrendering-to-shariah/#kUtPhEkbK3h7Ck7J.99

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