Cartoon: Tango Argentina
Jan26

Cartoon: Tango Argentina

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Japan working to gain ISIS hostage’s release, analyzing video
Jan26

Japan working to gain ISIS hostage’s release, analyzing video

Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. Protesters holding placards chant “Save Kenji” during a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister’s Official residence in Tokyo, January 25, 2015.[Photo/Agencies] TOKYO – Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with...

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Obama and India’s Modi: a new start
Jan26

Obama and India’s Modi: a new start

Barack Obama’s presence at India’s Republic Day ceremonies today, the first for a US President, could be the start of something new and big enough to build a legacy for him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s invitation to Obama as chief guest was a bold political gesture aimed at his opponents in India. Previous governments have avoided inviting American Presidents because of hostility from the left wing, which loudly steered...

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Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other
Jan24

Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other

Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other A new video was circulating Saturday that purported to show the murder of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese men held captive by the Islamic State (ISIS). The video was reviewed by the SITE Intel Group, a watchdog of extremist groups. The men’s lives were first threatened early Tuesday morning, when ISIS released a video...

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Doubts about Loyalty of Saudi Forces Trigger U.S. Reassessment (Le Figaro, France)
Jan23

Doubts about Loyalty of Saudi Forces Trigger U.S. Reassessment (Le Figaro, France)

Le Figaro correspondent Laure Mandeville, quoting an anonymous source close the the U.S. intelligence services, writes that alarming questions about the loyalty of Saudi military forces and the relentless spread of Saudi Wahhabism in the form of ISIL has prompted U.S. officials to question America’s longstanding relationship with the Saudi Kingdom. This may be why, according to Mandeville, that the illness and now death of King...

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Japan’s Abe Faces Tough Choices In ISIS Hostage Crisis
Jan22

Japan’s Abe Faces Tough Choices In ISIS Hostage Crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is caught in a difficult situation: he has vowed to save the two Japanese civilians held hostage by the Islamic State militant group while also being pressured to uphold Japan’s efforts in combating terrorism by not giving in and paying ransom. The hostage crisis comes as Abe is pushing for...

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The Return of Satire
Jan22

The Return of Satire

The Return of Satire Raging Moderate by Will Durst Decades after being dismissed by George S. Kaufman as a genre that “closes on Saturday night,” satire, like the measles and mumps, is making a comeback. And in many quarters, remains the most feared of the three conditions. Some experts hold to a strict definition: “Satire portrays a viewpoint, while intending something different.” The most famous example being...

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For ISIS and its ilk, children are now fair game. What hideous innovation will come next?
Jan21

For ISIS and its ilk, children are now fair game. What hideous innovation will come next?

So this is the new face of jihadist terror: an angelic-looking boy, with a tiny frame and delicate features, no more than 10 years old. In the video, in some ways arguably ISIS’s most shocking yet, we see him, shadowed by a bearded jihadist, walk toward two men – and shoot them in the back...

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American Sniper (Movie Review)
Jan20

American Sniper (Movie Review)

4.5/5 The beauty of Clint Eastwood’s filmmaking is that despite everything that has been written about Chris Kyle, sensationally crowned “the deadliest sniper in U.S. history”, American Sniper extinguishes the smoke of mythology, smearing, heroism and murder and shines light on Chris Kyle, a desperately flawed man whose passionate and well-intentioned patriotism led him straight into the darkest pools of himself. It is neither a...

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Cartoon: Charlie Hebdo
Jan20

Cartoon: Charlie Hebdo

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Freedom of the Press Is Not Free
Jan20

Freedom of the Press Is Not Free

In the wake of the hideous attack on Charlie Hebdo editors, cartoonists and staff in Paris there has been a vigorous and spirited debate on freedom of speech and, of course, freedom of the press. Today, Secretary of State John Kerry in remarks delivered at the Journalists Security Conference, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., left no doubt as to which side of this debate he stands on. After thanking Doug Frantz,...

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Video Shows ISIS Threatening  Japanese Hostages: Demands $200 Million Ransom
Jan20

Video Shows ISIS Threatening Japanese Hostages: Demands $200 Million Ransom

New Video Shows ISIS Threatening Lives of Japanese Hostages A new video purports to show a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) threatening to kill two Japanese hostages. Two men, Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa, appear in the video which is filmed in the same style to those that showed James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and other western hostages killed since August 2014. Both...

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Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup in Investigating Iran Found Dead
Jan19

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup in Investigating Iran Found Dead

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup Found Dead (Reuters) – The Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of orchestrating a coverup in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center has been found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment, authorities said on Monday. Alberto Nisman, who had been investigating into the blast at the city’s...

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Cartoon: No Virgins for You
Jan19

Cartoon: No Virgins for You

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Israel protects Jews against another Holocaust (Guest Voice)
Jan18

Israel protects Jews against another Holocaust (Guest Voice)

On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated Auschwitz where some 1.5 million of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust were murdered. Though the Nazis continued to kill Jews until the end of the Second World War a few months later, it was now clear that, despite the loss of a...

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The War On Terror Moves Into French Cyberspace
Jan18

The War On Terror Moves Into French Cyberspace

PARIS — France has declared what some are calling a war on terror in the wake of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and Hyper Cacher market, and a number of the battles are expected to be waged online. France announced policies to prevent both cyberterrorism attacks by Islamist hacking groups and online recruitment...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Cartoonists 2015
Jan18

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Cartoonists 2015

Cartoonists 2015 by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Muslim activist: Cartoons no justification for attacks –Charlie Hebdo demos turn bloody from Niger to Pakistan –Saudi Arabia’s top clerical body condemns Prophet Mohammad cartoons in ‘Charlie Hebdo’ –Doodles with death: the brutal mistreatment of cartoonists in the Middle East –Laughing in the face of danger: the state of satire in...

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ISIS Aims to Occupy Mecca
Jan18

ISIS Aims to Occupy Mecca

ISIS Aims to Occupy Mecca The recent early morning clash between a Saudi border patrol and extremists trying to enter Saudi Arabia from Iraq appears to be the latest indicator of the Islamic State’s (ISIS) intent to expand its influence and control from its stronghold in Syria and Iraq south into Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the rest of the Arab...

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ISIS gains ground in Syria
Jan17

ISIS gains ground in Syria

They say you can lose the battle but win the way. According to The Daily Beast, ISIS may not be losing anything: ISIS continues to gain substantial ground in Syria, despite nearly 800 airstrikes in the American-led campaign to break its grip there. At least one-third of the country’s territory is now under ISIS influence, with recent gains in rural areas that can serve as a conduit to major cities that the so-called Islamic State...

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Questioning Charlie Hebdo or Being Algerian is not Terrorism! (Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria)
Jan17

Questioning Charlie Hebdo or Being Algerian is not Terrorism! (Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria)

Are the French and the West reflexively lumping simple critics of Charlie Hebdo’s editorial decisions and Western policy together with the terrorists who struck Paris? For Algeria’s Le Quotidien d’Oran, columnist M. Saadoune comments on the way people loyal to France, Algerians and others, who oppose both cartoons showing the Prophet Muhammed and the horrifying acts of violence perpetrated in his name – are...

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