Archive for April, 2012

Outrage as Egypt plans ‘farewell intercourse law’ so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives up to six hours after their death

April 27, 2012 2 comments

Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives – for up to six hours after their death.

The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.

It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women’s rights of getting education and employment.

Egypt’s National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that ‘marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country’s human development’. Read more…



April 27, 2012 Leave a comment

On Wednesday evening, GBTV unveiled a powerful documentary, “Rumors of War III,” exposing how radical Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood, are infiltrating American government at its highest levels. Above is a video clip from the program outlining some of the key players involved.

The following is an overview of each of the Islamist figures who have found their place — in some way, shape or form — at the Obama administration’s table. Read more…

As Israeli leaders wrangle over Iran, a new US spy agency will deal with Tehran

April 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Israeli leaders were harshly criticized on the eve of Israel’s 64th Independence Day for too much speechifying and no real action against a nuclear Iran, whereas the US in contrast finally made a move by establishing a new Pentagon spy agency for gathering intelligence inside Iran. April 24 and 25, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak addressed memorial ceremonies for the fallen, they reiterated the same old “Israel will not permit Iran to acquire nuclear arms” – a remark which the Israeli street has stopped taking seriously. Many members of military and intelligence circles are quoted byDEBKAfile as believing that Israel may have waited too long and, along with the US, lost the initiative. Read more…

The Ayatollah Under the Bed(sheets)

April 25, 2012 1 comment

In the early years of the Iranian Revolution, an obscure cleric named Ayatollah Gilani became a sensation on state television by contemplating bizarre hypotheticals at the intersection of Islamic law and sexuality. One of his most outlandish scenarios — still mocked by Iranians three decades later — went like this:

Imagine you are a young man sleeping in your bedroom. In the bedroom directly below, your aunt lies asleep. Now imagine that an earthquake happens that collapses your floor, causing you to fall directly on top of her. For the sake of argument, let’s assume that you’re both nude, and you’re erect, and you land with such perfect precision on top of her that you unintentionally achieve intercourse. Is the child of such an encounter halalzadeh (legitimate) or haramzadeh (a bastard)? Read more…

Robert Spencer and “Islamic Apartheid” Conference

April 25, 2012 Leave a comment

David Horowitz Foundation and The Students For Intellectual Freedom hosted this conference at Temple University on the evening of April 23, 2012. The speakers were introduced by Temple University student, Alvaro Watson. Robert Spencer was the first speaker; Read more…

Chinese Policy Shift on Syria as a Return to U.S. Policy on Nuclear Appeasement of Iran

April 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Beijing has decided to distance itself from the Assad regime of Syria.  DEBKAfile’s Washington sources believe that the Obama administration can count this change of face as a return on its policy of nuclear appeasement of – and rapprochement with – Tehran.

Beijing has decided to distance itself from the Assad regime of Syria. Notice of this policy shift came about in a secret exchange of messages with the Obama administration, revealed here exclusively by DEBKAfile’s Washington sources. The latest message received in the latter half of last week said: China will no longer be a problem for America in dealing with Assad. That leaves only Russia. Read more…

Young Americans Dumping Religion in Record Numbers

April 21, 2012 1 comment

A growing tide of young Americans is drifting away from the religions of their childhood — and most of them are ending up in no religion at all.

One in four young adults choose “unaffiliated” when asked about their religion, according to a new report from the Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. Read more…

Truth Be Told

April 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Are you fed up with numerous daily horrific acts that are clearly committed under the banner of Islam throughout the world? Are you tired of hearing it? Well, so am I. However, I have to inform you that it is only going to get worse before it finally disappears into the dustbin of history. The savagery and variety of actions of Islamic extremists are seen daily around the globe committed under the banner of Islam, have become so commonplace that the world has come to view them as the normal part and parcel of a troubled humanity. And, from time-to-time, the world is shocked into a passing and momentary realization of the evil deeds these Islamist robots commit and quickly gets over it and does nothing to seriously address this affliction of humanity. Read more…

EDITORIAL: Obama gives Iran a Freebie

April 17, 2012 Leave a comment

When the doors opened after Saturday’s meeting of the permanent members of the United Nations’ Security Council plus Germany and Iran, the Iranian delegation seemed to hold the upper hand. Lead negotiator Saeed Jalili said the talks were productive but maintained, “Enrichment of uranium is one of these rights that every individual member state [of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] should benefit from and enjoy for peaceful purposes.” Apparently the United States agreed with him; a report in Tehran’s state news organ Kayhan announced “an important reversal of America’s position.” Further talks on “confidence-building measures” are scheduled for the end of May, in Baghdad.

“My initial impression is that Iran has been given a freebie,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented after the Istanbul round. TheUnited Nations had been demanding that Iran cease uranium enrichment Read more…

In War Against Iran, U.S. Firepower Would Fight With Guerrilla Tactics

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Adm. Jonathan Greenert made an important observation last fall from the tower of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis while in the Strait of Hormuz on the southern coast of Iran, the world’s busiest oil-shipping lane.

The chief of naval operations was sailing in a flotilla that showed off the Navy’s overwhelming power to strike at long distances: F-18 fighter jets, Tomahawk cruise missiles and deck guns able to fire a shell 15 miles.

Yet in the claustrophobic waters of the strait, which narrows to just 24 miles, Read more…

Istanbul Talks gave Iran a Gift

April 15, 2012 Leave a comment

PM decries fact that next talks on May 23: “Iran now has 5 weeks during which it can continue to enrich uranium without limit.”

Iran received a five-week gift from the world powers at Saturday’s talks in Istanbul, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday in Israel’s first formal reaction to the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers.

“My initial impression is that Iran has been given a freebie,” Netanyahu said, referring to the fact that the second round of talks won’t be held until May 23 in Baghdad. Read more…

Iran snubs US delegate in cat-and-mouse game in Istanbul

April 14, 2012 Leave a comment

All the 5+1 participants praised the first session as “constructive” because all the participants agreed that it laid the ground for a follow-up meeting in a month or six

Wendy Sherman leads US delegation at Istanbul

weeks (May 23), which will take place in Baghdad. For this modest “concession,” Tehran won its first advantage, time for advancing its nuclear weapons program and a substantial delay for any US or Israel military action to preempt this advance – up until mid-summer.

The only real action at the resumed nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers in Istanbul Saturday, April 14, was played out on the sidelines. The Obama administration’s intense effort to put relations with Tehran on a new, more amicable footing, was thrown back in its face by the head of the Iranian delegation, Saeed Jalili, who gave the senior US delegate, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, a humiliating runaround after she was reported in Tehran as having invited him to a bilateral meeting during the lunch break. Read more…