Discussion in 'News And Current Events' started by iraniam, Nov 11, 2011.
To be sure, this man was a lunatic, NOT an Iranian, NOT a Muslim, NOT a healer. He was a criminal, unrelated to the good people of Iran. His actions are denounced.
This is a guy who once chained himself to a fence to demand his wife be able to join him in Aus. He and his girlfriend were under indictment for her murder when he was performing his last act of fame whoring. The guy was a slimy criminal who victimised the fragile. His place of birth is irrelevant.
Heres the thing though- Radical war mongering Islamist groups are online promoting lone wolf self radicalized terrorists. Most these will be nut cases. IMHO this does make him a Islamist terrorist. Do you think any of them are sane?
JΞSTΞR ✪ ACTUAL™ @th3j35t3r · 11 minutes ago
Well shit. It's on. Seems @Centcom (U.S. Central Command ) account has been seized by pro-ISIS jerks.
Michael Skolnik @MichaelSkolnik · 2 minutes ago
Twitter account for U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) appears to have been hacked by ISIS.
NBC Nightly News @NBCNightlyNews 2 minutes ago
JUST IN: U.S. defense official confirms @CENTCOM has been hacked, scrambling to deal with the issue -@JimMiklaszewski
Here it is: https://twitter.com/CENTCOM
The CENTCOM Twitter page is discussed in more detail in another thread, starting here:
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Egypt court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death | Reuters
An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.
The men were convicted of playing a role in the killings of 16 policemen in the town of Kardasa in August 2013 during the upheaval that followed the army's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. Thirty-four of them were sentenced in absentia.
Egypt has mounted one of the biggest crackdowns in its modern history on the Brotherhood since the political demise of Mursi, the country's first democratically-elected president.
Thousands of Brotherhood supporters have been arrested and put on mass trials in a campaign which human rights groups say shows the government is systematically repressing opponents.
"Today's death sentences are yet another example of the bias of the Egyptian criminal justice system," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International.
"These verdicts and sentences must be quashed and all of those convicted should be given a trial that meets international standards of fairness and excludes the death penalty."
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What a dear, brave and precious girl, a credit to her family. RIP.
My fellow Muslim-Americans, in the wake of Chapel Hill we can’t stop speaking out - even if our voices shake
United States Sending Over 4,000 Ground Troops To Kuwait | TheAntiMedia
The United States government is sanctioning the deployment of over 4,000 ground troops to be stationed in Kuwait immediately. The brigade, which will be equipped with tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, will be the largest U.S. ground troop force currently stationed in the Middle East. It appears the armed service men and women are being sent overseas to engage in combat missions against ISIS.
The soldiers, who are from Fort Carson, Colorado’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, had their deployment ceremony just two days after President Obama sent his authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) to Congress.
“We’re no strangers to deployment,” according to Col. Greg Sierra, the brigade’s commander. “We are absolutely ready for this mission.”
Colonel Sierra stated that his force has been training for this mission for over a year and “are prepared for any contingency.”
The U.S. military has had a brigade stationed in Kuwait since 2011 and are currently utilizing those troops to assist in training allied forces meant to oppose the Islamic State, better known as ISIS.
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Ex-Blackwater guards get life, 30-year sentences for Baghdad massacre | RT USA
Four men who worked for the private military contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater were sentenced in federal court on Monday, more than seven years after they massacred Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad.
A sentencing hearing for the four men – Nicholas Slatten, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough – began at 10 a.m. ET in Washington, DC on Monday. Later in the afternoon, the Washington Post reported that Slatten was handed a sentence of life behind bars, while his three ex-colleagues were each dealt 30-year sentences as a result of firearms convictions they were handed last fall.
Six months earlier, a jury convicted Slatten, a former Blackwater security guard, of first-degree murder for his role in the infamous September 2007 ambush.
Together, the men participated in a rampage in the busy Baghdad traffic circle during the height of the Iraq War that left 14 civilians dead. Blackwater, which has since changed its name to Academi, had deployed the guards there along with others to provide diplomatic security services during the American-led military operation.
Attorneys for the former contractors filed an emergency motion on Friday asking the court to delay this week’s sentencing hearing in light of newly discovered evidence they wanted entered in the case, but the request was ultimately rejected that afternoon by US District Judge Royce Lamberth.
Kristen Slough, a wife of one of the former guards sentenced this week, said during a press conference following Monday’s sentencing that attorneys will file motions in the coming days in which they’ll request new trials.
Black water eh, those mercs
Ecclestone approves 'human rights policy' for F1 | FOX Sports
Bernie Ecclestone has made a sharp U-turn on his approach to this year's Bahrain Grand Prix. Now some years after the violent civil uprising in the island Kingdom, Bahrain remains a controversial stop on the annual F1 calendar.
Indeed, there is still unrest, with reports 21 activists were arrested this week by government forces that fired tear gas on the eve of F1 practice, while human rights groups continue to voice concerns. But The Times reports that F1 supremo Ecclestone is changing tack for 2015, approving a "policy document" that commits the sport to recognizing "human rights at all of its 20 venues around the world."
"The new guidelines also mean that the sport will operate a policy of 'due diligence' before signing up new hosts," the British newspaper added.
Back in 2012, Ecclestone dismissed the Bahrain controversy by saying it has "nothing to do with Formula One."
"We don't go into a country and interfere with their politics," he told CNN. "I don't think sport should."
But the Formula One Group confirmed this week that Formula One is now "committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights in its operations globally."
Formula One reverses human rights stance in runup to Bahrain Grand Prix | The Guardian
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