Video Of Migrants Sold In Apparent Slave Auction In Libya Provokes Outrage Worldwide

“I am horrified,” the UN secretary-general said.  By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman After a video surfaced showing migrants apparently being sold at auction in Libya, people worldwide have been calling for action. Last week, CNN published a report on modern slavery in Libya, featuring a video that reportedly was shot in August and appeared to show a man selling African migrants for farm work. “Big strong boys,” the man said in the video, according to a CNN narrator. “400 … 700 … 800,” he called out the mounting prices. The men were eventually sold for about $400 each, CNN reported. The Libyan government said it has launched … Continue reading Video Of Migrants Sold In Apparent Slave Auction In Libya Provokes Outrage Worldwide

Struggling to see Palestine

Desolate? A panoramic view of the coast at Ashkelon, Palestine. Coloured lithograph by L Haghe, c1843, after David Roberts. Photo courtesy Wellcome Images For Westerners, the Bible and its prophecies have obscured as much as they’ve revealed about the Holy Land Michael Press is a visiting scholar at the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University. He is the author of Ashkelon 4: The Iron Age Terracottas of Ashkelon and Philistia (2012). The year was 1858 when Josias Leslie Porter, an Irish Presbyterian minister, travelled all across Palestine. Porter was making notes for one of the first modern travel guides to the country, to be … Continue reading Struggling to see Palestine

Alt-Right or jihad?

image edited by Fernando Kaskais – The Brussels suburb of Molenbeek Unleashed by globalisation’s dark side and the collapse of communities, radical Islam and the alt-Right share a common cause by Scott Atran is the director of research in anthropology at the CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, and a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford. He is co-founder of Artis Research, and the author of Talking to the Enemy (2010) and In Gods We Trust (2002). The last of the shell-shocked were being evacuated as I headed from home toward Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s famed tourist-filled walkway in August 2017. Another disgruntled ‘soldier of ISIS’ had just … Continue reading Alt-Right or jihad?

Submission

by WILLIAM KILPATRICK Submission. That’s what the word “Islam” means. Muslims must submit to Allah, and the rest of the world must eventually submit to Islam. Submission does not necessarily require conversion, but it does require that one acknowledge the superiority of Islam, pay the jizya tax, and, in general, keep one’s head down. Europe is currently in the process of submitting to Islam, and America also seems destined to eventually submit. If you have young children or grandchildren, it’s likely that they will have to adapt at some point to living in a Muslim-dominated society. It won’t necessarily be a … Continue reading Submission

How Media Obscure US/Saudi Responsibility for Killing Yemeni Civilians

by BEN NORTON A coalition of Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, with minor support from several other Middle Eastern nations, has relentlessly bombed Yemen since March 2015. This August, the coalition ramped up the ferocity of its airstrikes, killing dozens of civilians. On August 23, the US/Saudi coalition bombed a hotel near Yemen’s capital Sanaa, killing 41 people, 33 of whom—80 percent—were civilians, according to the United Nations. Then on August 25, the coalition bombed homes in Sanaa, massacring a dozen civilians, including eight members of the same family. Major Western media … Continue reading How Media Obscure US/Saudi Responsibility for Killing Yemeni Civilians

Trump encourages gross violence against Muslims after Barcelona attack

US President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has suggested that some Muslims should be executed with bullets dipped in pig’s blood, hours after a deadly terror attack in Barcelona, Spain. “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught,” Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. “There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!” Trump’s tweet referenced a dubious story about US Army General John Pershing’s handling of Muslim prisoners during the Moro Rebellion (1899–1913) in the Philippines. The rebellion was an armed conflict between Muslims and the United States military. During the 2016 election campaign, … Continue reading Trump encourages gross violence against Muslims after Barcelona attack

Who Are the Arabs?

by George W. Robnett  |  Appendix A from the book Conquest Through Immigration: How Zionism Turned Palestine into a Jewish State  From Arabian Desert to Revolt Against Turks America is a long way from the Arab lands of the Middle East. Americans, in general, know very little about the Arab people. The Arab image, for reasons well known to many, has not been handled too favorably by the American press. To understand the message in this book, it is important to have at least an elementary grasp of Arabic history, and to help in that purpose the following quick sketch is … Continue reading Who Are the Arabs?