Iran Clerics: West Fears Our Brand of Islam; Point Out Uprisings Overthrew Dictators Associated with West & Expect Islamist Take Over

The reason the U.S. and other Western countries seek to punish Iran is not directly connected to its nuclear program, top Iranian clerics say; it’s because they fear the rise of Islam, and are doing their utmost to fight it. Nevertheless, they will fail; Islam will emerge victorious. Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Iranian […]

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Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood Now Free; Held First Public Conference After Banishment By Qaddafi

Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood held its first public conference on Thursday, after being banned for decades by the Qaddafi regime, Reuters reported. According to the report, the group used the platform to set a moderate tone, calling for a broad national reconstruction effort. Libyan Muslim Brotherhood leader Suleiman Abdelkader praised the rebellion and called on Libya’s […]

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Al Qaeda Declares Victory in Libya; Plants Its Flag on Top of Courthouse

It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It’s the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libya’s equivalent of Egypt’s Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, […]

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Friendless in the Middle East

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online November 8, 2011 The Arab upheavals of 2011 have inspired wildly inconsistent Western responses. How, for example, can one justify abiding the suppression of dissidents in Bahrain while celebrating dissidents in Egypt? Or protect Libyan rebels from government attacks but not their Syrian counterparts? Oppose Islamists taking over in […]

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New Libyan Prime Minister Faces Major Challenges

Libya’s interim government gradually is taking shape. On Monday the Transitional National Council (TNC) announced that it had elected a new Prime Minister, Abdurraheem el-Keib, who will serve until elections in June for a national assembly that will write a new constitution. El-Keib, a dual Libyan-American citizen, is a U.S.-educated engineering professor who taught for […]

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Arab Spring to an Islamist Winter

by Khaled Abu Toameh  The “revolutionaries” who sodomized and lynched Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi chanted the famous Islamic battle cry “Allahu Akbar!” [Allah is Greater]. When the leaders of the revolution announced Gaddafi’s death at a press conference, even secular Muslim journalists started chanting “Allahu Akbar!” A few days later, the leader of Libya’s National Transitional Council, […]

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Assad: Western Intervention Will Cause an Earthquake

Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned the West of an “earthquake” across the Middle East if Western powers intervene in Syria. Speaking to the British Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Assad said western countries “are going to ratchet up the pressure, definitely.” “But Syria is different in every respect from Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen,” he added. “The history […]

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