Tunisian Gender Equality Reforms Condemned by Egypt’s Al Azhar

Women in Tunisia will have rights to the same inheritance as men and will enjoy other sweeping new rights under a new gender equality law approved last month by Tunisia's cabinet. Tunisia, which has a 99 percent Muslim population, has blazed the trail


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“No Matter How Much You Think You Know, You’ll Learn a Lot from Sword and Scimitar” — Jack Riccardi

I was recently interviewed on the Jack Riccardi Show (550 KTSA).   The succinct, ten-minute discussion revolved around my book, Sword and Scimitar.   Click here to listen.    

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European Court of Human Rights Blasphemy Laws: Where a Word out of Place Can Cost Your Life

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that criticism of Muhammad constitutes incitement to hatred -- meaning that in Europe, criticizing Muhammad is no longer protected free speech. What the court has actually done, however, is rule out the


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URGENT: Democratic Countries Should Back out of the UN Global Compact

The EU has been paying particularly North African governments for years to keep migrants away from the European continent. The effort seems to have yielded few results in terms of stopping migration to Europe. The UN Global Compact stipulates that,


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Fatah illustrates informative post on terror attack that wounded 7 with photo of armed Fatah militants


Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows masked men in military uniforms with assault rifles and yellow Fatah headbands, some of them holding Fatah flags.

Posted text: "The occupation's doctors are attempting to resuscitate the female settler who was wounded in the shooting operation (i.e., terror attack) next to Ofra."
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Ofra shooting attack – terrorists shot and wounded 7 Israelis - a pregnant woman, her husband, another man, and 4 teenagers - in a drive-by shooting attack next to Ofra, north of Jerusalem, on Dec. 9, 2018. The terrorists have not been apprehended as of Dec. 12, 2018.


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PA, PLO officials praise UN vote against recognizing Hamas as a terror organization: A “rejection of the methods of hegemony, arrogance, and assistance to the occupation that the American administration is carrying out in order to falsify the facts”

   "The PLO, the [PA] government, and the factions yesterday [Dec. 7, 2018] welcomed the results of the vote in the UN against the American proposal to condemn the Hamas Movement…
PLO Executive Committee member [and Head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the UN General Assembly vote against the American resolution that condemns Hamas...
The [PA] national unity government welcomed the results of the vote at the UN General Assembly, which showed the world's bias in favor of the Palestinian right, and the rejection of the methods of hegemony, arrogance, and assistance to the occupation that the American administration is carrying out in order to falsify the facts at the global level.
Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said yesterday, Friday: 'The American administration’s failure to pass the proposed resolution that blames the Palestinian side, [and] exonerates the occupation and encourages it to commit more crimes against the members of our people, proves once again the power of the Palestinian right…
Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, President [Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that today the Palestinian people once again defeated the American administration and Israel in the corridors of the UN."

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Fatah posts image of masked men with torches with text: “Fatah is the torch of the armed struggle”


Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a procession of masked men carrying torches and yellow flags with the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Some of the men are wearing military uniforms and keffiyehs (Arab headdresses). One man is carrying a poster with a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on it. A banner with a picture of Arafat appears on a building in the background.

Posted text: “Fatah is the torch of the armed struggle”

Yasser Arafat – Founder of the PLO and Fatah, former chairman of the PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.


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Report: Muslim Brotherhood-linked Terror Group Killed 14 Egyptians Last Year

A violent Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, the Hasm Movement, carried out several deadly attacks contributing to an overall increase in terrorism plaguing Egypt last year, according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index report. Deaths from terrorist


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Mother of 6 terrorists praised “an example of everything that has been experienced by the Palestinian woman,“ imprisoned terrorists are “torches that are lighting for us the path of freedom”

      "Head of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf emphasized that the willpower to remain, the resolve, and the defiance with which our people are endowed will thwart all of the occupation’s racist steps and its unfair decisions. Assaf said this yesterday [Dec. 6, 2018] during a visit of members of the Committee to Resist the Settlements and the Wall that he led at the house of the Abu Hmeid family in the Al-Amari [refugee] camp, which the occupation has decided to demolish (see note below –Ed.) Assaf met with the mother of the prisoners and Martyr (Shahid) (i.e., terrorists, together murdered at least 17; see note below), the Khansa of Palestine Um Nasser [Abu] Hmeid. He emphasized to her that they came to visit her in order to draw a spirit of defiance and resolve from her in light of the strong determination and willpower with which she is endowed, as she is an example of everything that has been experienced by the Palestinian woman, the defender of the Palestinian dream... Assaf conveyed to Um Nasser his greetings and the greetings of the committee's staff to her prisoner sons and to all of the prisoners of freedom who constitute torches that are lighting for us the path of freedom and building the state until Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the State of Palestine… It should be noted that the Abu Hmeid family has sacrificed a Martyr and six prisoners who were sentenced to heavy sentences adding up to 19 life sentences."

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