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MEMRI - The Middle East Media Research Institute

MEMRI - The Middle East Media Research Institute

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Student is given jail sentence for declaring himself an atheist on Facebook in Egypt Karim al-Banna, 22, was arrested in November for 'contempt of Islam' Family invited him to a cafe and then secretly called police, his lawyer saidJailed for three years on Saturday after his own father testified against himRise in 'contempt of religion' cases since overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood By Thomas Burrows for MailOnline Published: 15:24 GMT, 11 January 2015 | Updated: 13:48 GMT, 12 January 2015 A student was jailed for three years for declaring himself an atheist on Facebook in Egypt An Egyptian court has sentenced a student to three years in jail for 'contempt of Islam' after he admitted being an atheist on Facebook.

ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council More than 40 years ago, a small group of state legislators and conservative policy advocates met in Chicago to implement a vision: A nonpartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Their vision and initiative resulted in the creation of a voluntary membership association for people who believed that government closest to the people was fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than the distant, bloated federal government in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, in September 1973, state legislators, including then Illinois State Rep. Henry Hyde, conservative activist Paul Weyrich, and Lou Barnett, a veteran of then Gov. Ronald Reagan’s 1968 presidential campaign, together with a handful of others, launched the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Global Terrorism Database The updated GTD WebGL Globe is an interactive geographic visualization, currently in beta, that plots the location and frequency of yearly terrorist attacks worldwide from 1970-2014. It was developed by START using the WebGL Globe open platform created by the Google Data Arts Team. Automated geocoding from the OpenCage Geocoder supplements the geocoding available in the public dataset. Periscopic, a data visualization firm that promotes information transparency and public awareness, has produced an innovative, interactive tool that allows users to explore the impact and dynamics of GTD perpetrator groups. A World of Terror examines the 25 perpetrators that were most active between 1970 and 2013, visualizing their attack patterns across multiple dimensions including life span, recency, casualties, and geographic spread. The GTD Data Rivers 2.0 application is an interactive visualization tool that allows users to explore patterns of terrorism in the Global Terrorism Database (GTD).

Mass psychosis in the US Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with over $14 billion in sales, antipsychotics became the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux. 40,000 Germans take to the streets after Charlie Hebdo massacre Thousands from Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of the West (Pegida) marched in DresdenOne placard showed German Chancellor, who said the group had 'hatred in their hearts', wearing a headscarfCounter-protesters also took to streets as others marched in Hanover, Leipzig, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Norway By David Jones In Dresden For The Daily Mail Published: 00:02 GMT, 13 January 2015 | Updated: 01:54 GMT, 13 January 2015 Snug in her bright woolly hat and fur-lined pink boots, the three-year-old girl was perched on her father’s shoulders last night, waving a German flag. Her older brother, aged six, stood proudly beside them. The children were far too young to understand why they had journeyed four miles from their home, in the suburbs of Dresden, to be among this vast crowd on a chilly winter’s evening.

Libyan spy files document Qaddafi regime's fall This Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 photo shows an ransacked desk in Muammar Qaddafi's intelligence headquarters in Tripoli, Libya. Hundreds intelligence documents seen by The Associated Press in Tripoli show how Qaddafi's authoritarian regime using all its means failed to quash an armed rebellion largely fueled by hatred of its tools of control. AP Photo/Ben Hubbard TRIPOLI, Libya - As the uprising grew against Muammar Qaddafi, secret reports from his vaunted intelligence service flowed back to Tripoli. Some were mundane — how agents erased anti-regime graffiti. Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate the 'freedoms' of living in the West to 'd f*** off' Ahmed Aboutaleb, a Moroccan-born Muslim, spoke after Paris attackThe mayor said Dutch Muslims who 'don't like freedom' can f*** offHe added: 'Vanish from the Netherlands if you cannot find your place here' Aboutaleb became the first immigrant mayor in the Netherlands in 2008 By Sara Malm for MailOnline Published: 09:32 GMT, 13 January 2015 | Updated: 12:01 GMT, 13 January 2015 The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can 'f*** off'. Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands aged 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week. Appearing on live television just hours after the shootings, Mayor Aboutaleb said Muslims who 'do not like freedom can pack your bags and leave'.

Loyalists enter Niger but no sign of Qaddafi Updated at 3:38 p.m. ET TARHOUNA, Libya - Armed loyalists of Muammar Qaddafi, including his security chief, fled into neighboring Niger in multiple convoys across hundreds of miles of desert on Tuesday. Libya's former rebels — now the country's de facto rulers — claimed the convoys were a major flight by Qaddafi's most hardcore backers from his final strongholds. Jordanian pilot burned alive, ISIS claims in video A new video believed to be from the Islamic State purports to show the killing of the captive Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. In the video, a man who the militants say is al-Kaseasbeh is burned alive in a cage while wearing an orange jumpsuit. It is the ISIS militants' "most barbaric video yet," according to Rita Katz, director and co-founder of the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks the militants online. The highly stylized video, called "Healing of the Believers' Chests," is 22 minutes long — longer than other videos released by the group.

Caroline Glick: A prayer for 5771 « 3rd Circle I’m a big fan of Caroline Glick. So much so that if I was president, I would ask Ms. Glick to be my national security adviser. In my opinion, her understanding of national and political Israel is unmatched in its strategic clarity and moral coherence. But Caroline is also an American and I believe she understands our country in ways that many in our own leadership do not. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Al-Qaeda in Iraq) Introduction Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a predominantly Sunni jihadist group, seeks to sow civil unrest in Iraq and the Levant with the aim of establishing a caliphate—a single, transnational Islamic state based on sharia. The group emerged in the ashes of the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), and the insurgency that followed provided it with fertile ground to wage a guerrilla war against coalition forces and their domestic allies.

European Anti-Semitism versus Measuring European Anti-Semitism « The Prince and The Little Prince Anti-Semitism in Europe is a given — but the ways of measuring it are not. The most recent survey of anti-Semitism in Europe by the Anti-Defamation League does not properly assess anti-Semitism. The magnitude of anti-Semitism in Europe is alarming, according to the survey, and the magnitude of anti-Semitism in Europe is no doubt alarming — but not because the survey accurately measured it.

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