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October 16, 2019 Special Dispatch No. 8317

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Threatens To Open Border To Europe, Send 3.6 Million Refugees If EU Considers Turkish Activity In Northern Syria To Be An Occupation

October 16, 2019
Turkey | Special Dispatch No. 8317
In an October 10, 2019 speech at a conference held by Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AK Party), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened that Turkey will open its border into Europe and send 3.6 million refugees into Europe if the EU considers Turkey's actions in northern Syria to be an occupation. He criticized the EU for dealing dishonestly with Turkey and said that Turkey will continue down its current path. The speech was streamed live by Demirören News Agency (Turkey). To view the clip of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on MEMRI TV, click here or below. "We Will Open The Gates And Send You 3.6 Million Refugees" Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: "Oh, European Union, come to your senses. Look, I am saying it again. If you try to call our current operation an occupation, our job will be easy. We will open the gates and send you 3.6 million refugees. [...] "Now they are counting money. They are not going to send the second payment of three billion euros. Have you kept your promises up until now, anyway? No. We did not move by expecting anything from you. We have spent $40 billion. With Allah's permission, we will spend that much more and continue on our path, but we will open the borders, as well." [...] "You Have Strung Us Along Since [The Ankara Agreement In] 1963... Your Life Is Built On Lies" "You must know this. You were never sincere to us. You have strung us along since [the Ankara Agreement in] 1963. [You said:] 'We are accepting you into the European Union... We will accept you... This and that...' You are not honest. You never spoke honestly. Your life is built on lies. And then you attack Tayyip Erdoğan. Attack as much as you want. We are walking and will continue to walk this path with sure steps."

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October 16, 2019 Special Dispatch No. 8316

Prominent Egyptian Oppositionist: The Regime Imprisons Young Activists Instead Of Benefiting From Their Talents

October 16, 2019
Egypt | Special Dispatch No. 8316
Hamdeen Sabahi (Source: English.ahram.org.eg) In a September 10 article in the independent weekly Al-Mashhad, Hamdeen Sabahi, a prominent leader of the Egyptian opposition who ran in the 2012 and 2014 presidential elections, castigated the Al-Sisi regime for its systematic arrest of political activists. The article was published following the arrest of Hossam Moaness, Sabahi's associate and former campaign manager, along with a series of other secularist oppositionists. Moaness and other activists – including former MP and Social Democratic Party leader Ziad Al-'Alimi, journalist Hisham Fouad, and labor rights activist Hassan Al-Barbari – sought to form a group of parties called the Coalition of Hope, to run in the 2020 parliamentary elections.[1] The regime, apparently perceiving them as a threat, accused them of conspiring against it with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).[2] In his article Sabahi noted that the detainees, members of the civil democratic current, aspire to bring change to Egypt through peaceful and legal methods and have nothing to do with the MB but in fact firmly oppose it. But the regime persecutes these "honorable and noble knights" and other dissidents because they are critical of its policies, and concocts false charges against them, such as supporting terror and spreading false news. A Nasserist in his views, Sabahi highlighted the difference between Egypt under Nasser and Egypt under Al-Sisi, who purports to follow in Nasser's footsteps. In Nasser's period, he claimed, young people were encouraged to contribute to their country and to act in the public arena, whereas the current regime persecutes promising young people and throws them in jail.  Sabahi's article itself apparently enraged the regime, since on the day of its publication in the Al-Mashhad weekly, the security forces raided the house of the weekly's editor, Magdi Shandi, and failing to find him at home, arrested his son instead, with the aim of prompting Shandi to surrender himself.[3] In the weeks since, the regime has continued clamping down on its critics and opponents, especially following the anti-regime protests that broke out on September 20, and has arrested over 1,000 people, among them academics and human rights activists.[4] The following are excerpts from Al-Sabahi's article:[5] "On June 25, [2019], just before dawn, a gang of cruel masked men burst into Hossam [Moaness]'s quiet apartment in Al-Manial neighborhood [in Cairo]. They broke down the door, overturned the furniture, scared [his children], Fairouza and Majd, and their mother, arrested their father, took him away, blindfolded, in an armored car and cast him into a dungeon. At the same time… some chefs of limited talent quickly prepared one of their poisoned dishes… whose stink fills the nostrils, and began serving it up via their media…  "The dish [of false charges] consists of terror, financing a nameless organization and helping it realize its goals, and spreading false news. All these ingredients -- which are past their expiry date, and are stored, improperly packaged, in the airless warehouses of the Interior Ministry – are intended for the quick preparation of lies whenever the security strongmen can employ their preferred policy of morally assassinating anyone with a [independent] opinion. "Anyone who knows the three knights like I do – Hossam Moaness, Ziad Al-'Alimi and Hisham Fouad – knows beyond a doubt that the 'dish' served up in the Interior Ministry's announcements about the Coalition of Hope is nothing but a lie and a cheap and despicable distortion. The most loathsome and provocative charge that has been brought against these knights is that of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, when the truth is that they [and the MB] are opponents and have nothing in common. "If all this is true regarding the three prisoners of hope, with whom I am personally acquainted, it must also be true regarding the other [detainees], whom I do not know, such as labor rights activist Hassan Al-Barbari, Ahmad Tammam and others, as well as the associates of the MP of Hope, Ahmad Tantawi,[6] and members of his office. "Had [the regime] really wanted, Egypt could have been spared all this sorrow, oppression and waste. But the security strongmen are not interested in the truth. They know it and deny it. They prefer to concoct lies and quickly serve them up to the people, not knowing – or perhaps knowing – that our people will no longer swallow these claims, now that it has tasted them and grown sick of them. Such concoctions of lies have been used to imprison some of Egypt's most respectable and noble sons, to deprive them of freedom and to prevent them from helping their country at a time when their constructive contribution – which they are more than willing to provide out of their love and generosity – is more crucial than ever. "The list is long: Yahya Hussein ‘Abd Al-Hadi, Muhammad Mounib, Ahmad Al-Douma, Haitham Mohamedeen, 'Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Al-Futouh, Shadi Al-Ghazali Harb, Muhammad Al-Qasas, Walid Shawqi, Hisham Genina, Muhammad Ramadan, Ahmad Sabri Abu 'Alam, Shadi Abu Zeid, Rami Sha'th, Gamal 'Abd Al-Hakim, Khaled Sa'id.[7] [Also arrested],shortly before [the Coalition of Hope members,] were Ma'soum Marzouq, Raed Salama, Yahya Al-Qazzaz, 'Abd Al-'Aziz Al-Fadli, Gamal 'Abd Al-Fattah, Hassan Hussein and Khaled Al-Bassiouni.[8] The list of honor is long and the steadfastness of these honorable [activists] is noble. "Had this country been based on justice, none of these people would have been charged, and none of them would have spent even an hour in a dark prison cell. Had this country followed its constitution – and reality shows that it doesn't – the officers who cooked up the [false] interrogation transcripts in the [Coalition of] Hope affair and in other [affairs] would have been investigated, along with their superiors and the minister in charge of them, for bringing false charges and misleading the court. "Had the judiciary system been determined and able to dispense justice, it would have met the request submitted by the heads of the legitimate parties to the prosecutor general, to hear their testimony regarding the Coalition of Hope. For all these [activists], and myself among them, are party to a serious debate within the boundaries of the constitution and the law, aimed at forming a coalition for the purpose of [running in multi-]party elections. We are public figures and representatives of the people, members of the civil democratic current, who aspire to bring change by peaceful and legal means. We renew our request to let us testify and exonerate Hossam, Ziad and their fellows, out of respect for the truth. "Had we been a country governed through honest political activity, and not by the security strongmen, we would have striven for the truth and saved our people much of the cost of the oppression, hate and recurring mistakes. But [the regime] dislikes the truth and prefers the cooked-up [charges], and the most ironic fact is that they are not very good cooks… "On July 7, Hossam [Moaness] marked his 37th birthday in his detention cell. When [his grandfather], Fathi Al-Maghrabi, was his age, he headed the political and parliamentary activity in the Dakahlia Governorate.[9] This paradox exposes the difference between [the situation of] the grandfather and [that of] his grandson. This leads us to compare [Nasser's] First Republic, which sought out young people in order to give them [roles of] responsibility and leadership, and the Second Republic [the post-Nasser period], which continues to seek out young people, but in order to imprison them… "Some volunteer to spread the propaganda that the [present] regime, which has discarded [Nasserism], is the direct continuation of the [1952] revolution regime, and their most oft-repeated claim is that both [Nasser and Al-Sisi] wear the same military uniform. But can their camouflage suits, however effective, conceal the difference between [Nasser's] liberation of the nation and [Al-Sisi's] dependence [on the superpowers]? Between social justice and [free-]market capitalism? Between independent development and surrender to the [International] Monetary Fund? Between leading the Arab nation and joining some of its axes? Between fighting the Zionist entity and promoting a warm peace [with it]? Between the construction of the [Aswan] dam and the construction of the Al-Nahda dam?[10] Between the victory of the poor and the victory over the poor?... "I look into the future and see [my grandson], Yousuf, become a promising young friend of Hossam's, his helper and partner – not in the fight against the collapsing Second Republic but in the construction of the young Third Republic, the Republic of Justice and Love." Sabahi’s article, with photos of some of the Coalition of Hope detainees (Source: Al-Mashhad, Egypt, September 10, 2019)   [1] Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), June 25, 2019. [2] Al-Yawm Al-Sabi' (Egypt), July 9. [3] Arabi21.com, September 10, 2019. [4] Among those arrested are Hassan Nafi'a and Hazem Hosni of Cairo University; former Al-Dustour Party chairman Khaled Daoud; attorney and human rights activist Mahinour Al-Masri, and 'Abd Al-'Aziz Al-Husseini, deputy chairman of Sabahi's own Al-Karama party (Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, September 25, 2019; raialyoum.com, September 22, 2019). [5] Al-Mashhad (Egypt), September 10, 2019. [6] Tantawi belongs to a group of MPs called the "25-30 Alliance," which frequently criticizes the government. [7] A partial list of political activists arrested by the Egyptian regime in the recent years, all of them opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood. See also MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No. 1412, As He Begins His Second Term, Egyptian President El-Sisi Escalates Repression Of Critics, August 16, 2018. [8] These activists were arrested during Eid Al-Adha last year (August 2018) for criticizing the regime (Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, August 23, 2018), and charged with spreading rumors and collaborating with the MB (Al-Ahram, Egypt, August 26, 2018). They were released nine months later (Al-Ahram, Egypt, May 21, 2019). [9] Hamdeen Sabahi devotes much of his article to the activity of Fathi Al-Maghrabi, Moaness's grandfather, who was a devoted supporter of Egyptian president Gamal 'Abd Al-Nasser and an official of his regime in the Dakahlia Governorate. [10] The Al-Nahda dam (or Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam), on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, has been under construction since 2011. Egypt fears its possible impact on the flow of water in its part of the Nile.

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Qadhafi Loyalist Abdel Hadi Moussa: Libya Is Colonized and Must Be Liberated; The Arab Spring Suckled Its Ideology from Qadhafi's 1969 Revolution

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Former President of Al-Arab Medical University in Benghazi Abdel Hadi Moussa, a loyalist of former Libyan President Muammar Qadhafi, said in an address posted online by Al-Jamahiriya TV (Libya) on September 10, 2019 that the Libyan tribes and the men of the Republic of the Masses continue to "adhere to their commitment" to the spirit of the Arab Spring. He said that the youth of the Arab Spring had "suckled" from the ideology of the "great Muammar Qadhafi" and his 1969 revolution, and that there will be no social peace or solidarity until Libya is liberated from what he said is its current colonization. Moussa addressed Qadhafi loyalists in Cairo who celebrated the 50th anniversary for the September 1, 1969 coup.

 

Abdel Hadi Moussa: "I salute you on behalf of the Libyan tribes, which adhere to their commitment. I salute you on behalf of the men of the Republic of the Masses. They were in their youth before 2011, and today they are leading the celebrations in the Republic of the Masses. These young men did not benefit from [Qadhafi's 1969] Revolution, but they suckled from its ideology. They suckled from the ideology of the great Muammar Qadhafi. Gentlemen, Libya has been colonized. There will be no social peace or solidarity. There can only be liberation. You should know this. We must work to liberate the Republic of the Masses."

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Threatens to Open Border to Europe, Send 3.6 Million Refugees If EU Considers Turkish Activity in Northern Syria to Be an Occupation

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In an October 10, 2019 speech at a conference held by Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AK Party), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened that Turkey will open its border into Europe and send 3.6 million refugees into Europe if the EU considers Turkey's actions in northern Syria to be an occupation. He criticized the EU for dealing dishonestly with Turkey and said that Turkey will continue down its current path. The speech was streamed live by Demirören News Agency (Turkey).

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: "Oh, European Union, come to your senses. Look, I am saying it again. If you try to call our current operation an occupation, our job will be easy. We will open the gates and send you 3.6 million refugees.

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"Now they are counting money. They are not going to send the second payment of three billion euros. Have you kept your promises up until now, anyway? No. We did not move by expecting anything from you. We have spent $40 billion. With Allah's permission, we will spend that much more and continue on our path, but we will open the borders, too.

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"You must know this. You were never sincere to us. You have strung us along since [the Ankara Agreement in] 1963. [You said:] 'We are accepting you into the European Union... We will accept you... This and that...' You are not honest. You never spoke honestly. Your life is built on lies. And then you attack Tayyip Erdoğan. Attack as much as you want. We are walking and will continue to walk this path with sure steps.

Al-Qaeda Affiliate Al-Shabab Claims Mortar Attack On UN, AMISOM Headquarters At Halane Military Base In Somalia's Mogadishu That Killed Six People, Wounded Five Including Western, African Foreigners

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On October 14, 2019, Shahada News Agency, the official news agency of the Somalia-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen (HSM), reported on Telegram[1] and its website[2] that on October 13, the group's fighters carried out mortar attacks on the UN and the African Union Mission in Somalia...

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October 15, 2019 Special Dispatch No. 8315

Palestinian Journalist: We Should Adopt 'Abbas's Idea Of Establishing A Fund To Help Eastern Jews Disenchanted With Israel Return To Their Countries Of Origin

October 15, 2019
Palestine | Special Dispatch No. 8315
In a two-part article in the Palestinian Authority (PA) daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, journalist Muwaffaq Matar called to adopt an idea presented by Palestinian President Mahmoud 'Abbas in a booklet from 1982, titled "We Need an Arab Keren Hayesod." [1] In this 14-page booklet, 'Abbas reviewed the activity of the Zionist movement after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, with emphasis on the Keren Hayesod organization, which was established in 1920 to raise funds for encouraging Jewish immigration to Palestine and consolidating the Jewish settlement there. 'Abbas concluded the booklet by stating that Keren Hayesod had served its purpose and that Israel no longer had any use for it. However, he advocated establishing an "Arab Keren Hayesod" that would help Jews leave Israel. He wrote that the Zionist movement had lured the Jews to Palestine with lies and false promises, and that their lives there have been nothing but "pain, difficulty, anxiety and loss"; therefore, many of them now wished to flee Israel, and helping them do so would benefit both them and the Palestinian cause. After summarizing 'Abbas's arguments in the booklet, journalist Muwaffaq Matar writes that the Zionist Movement deliberately pushed Jews to leave their countries of origin and emigrate to Palestine by drumming up fear of antisemitism, and also by initiating terrorist actions against Jews around the world. The greatest victims of its activity, he said, were not only the Palestinians but also the Eastern or Sephardi Jews, i.e., the Jews originating in Arab countries, whom he calls "Jewish Arabs." According to him, the Ashkenazi Jews, i.e., Jews of European origin, took over Israel's state institutions and positions of power, while using the Eastern Jews as pawns and settling them in Israel's border regions to serve as cannon fodder in the conflict with the Arabs. Consequently, these Jews are now disillusioned with Zionism and would be happy to flee the state of Israel. The uprooting of the Jews from the Arab countries, he adds, was the most dangerous plot in the history of mankind, second only to the extermination of the native Americans. Matar claims that the Eastern Jews have remained devoted to their Arab culture and heritage and yearn to return to their Arab countries of origin. It therefore behooves the Arabs to liberate them from "the shackles of the racist imperialist state [of Israel]" by helping them to realize this hope. To this end, he says, the Arabs should implement 'Abbas's idea and establish an "Arab Keren Hayesod" that would raise funds for this purpose. Matar calls on the Arab states to facilitate their return by giving them back the property they left behind when they immigrated to Israel and allowing them to return to their cities and homes. He also calls on the Palestinians to foster ties with the Eastern Jews in order to pave the way for their return, and notes that the PLO began doing this when it founded the Committee for Interacting with Israeli Society in 2012. These suggestions to fund the emigration of the Jews – who were ostensibly deceived into coming to Israel and now yearn to leave it – may be intended to justify the demand to let the Palestinian refugees return to their homes within the 1948 territories. These suggestions correspond to the uncompromising official Palestinian position in this matter, which is that all Palestinian refugees must be returned to their original homes and given compensation. Mahmoud 'Abbas's 1982 booklet titled "We Need an Arab Keren Hayesod" (source: ia802804.us.archive.org) The following are translated excerpts from 'Abbas's booklet and from Matar's article. Mahmoud 'Abbas In His 1982 Booklet: An "Arab Keren Hayesod" Will Be Useful In Our Struggle Against The Zionist Movement In his 1982 book, 'Abbas wrote about the need for an Arab equivalent of Keren Hayesod: "The Jewish Agency undertook to consolidate Herzl's ideas and implement them... It had two major funds: The [Jewish] National Fund, and Keren Hayesod... [The latter] was funded in London in 1920... Its role was to collect funds from Zionists and non-Zionists with the aim of financing the project of creating a strong foundation for [Jewish] settlement in Palestine and for the establishment of the Jewish national homeland... Most of its funds were used to establish 820 villages and settlements and finance many enterprises, including the General Mortgage Bank, the Land Development Company, the Mekorot Water Company, the Rasco [construction] company, the Solel Boneh [construction company], the Electric Company, the National Bank... the ZIM shipping company... and El Al Airlines... "The importance of this historical review about the two funds lies in the idea behind it: the hope that the Arabs will derive benefit from it in their prolonged struggle against the Zionist movement, with emphasis on examining the activity of Keren Hayesod, which is in charge of transporting immigrants and deportees to the Zionist entity and providing them with suitable employment and enticing housing [solutions] in Palestine. "There is no doubt that the success of the [Zionist] program in causing Jews to immigrate [to Palestine] under the oversight of Keren Hayesod... was due to the conditions of oppression and emergency experienced by the Jews of Europe during World War II... But today there is a significant decline in the number [of Jews] who immigrate [to Israel] and a significant increase in the number of those who emigrate from it, which leads us to assess that the rationale for the establishment of UIA has evaporated and that this fund has lost its value and its function... What worries the Israeli leadership even more is that most of those who leave [Israel] are Ashkenazi, i.e., Jews of European descent, whose level of scientific and technical [education] are greater than that of the Sephardi [Jews], i.e., the Eastern Jews... Zionist ideology has lost its appeal... Now that Jews have lived in Palestine for many years... during which they have known only pain, difficulty, anxiety and loss, many of them have become convinced that it is time to leave for the farthest corners of the world... "UIA has thus become... worthless and its task is done. However, the Arabs need [to establish] a fund to fulfill the same purpose. An Arab fund should undertake to mend what Keren Hayesod destroyed in the lives of the Jews and restore the situation to what it was by assisting those who were deceived and tempted [to come to Palestine] and are interested in fleeing from [this] hell... Today more than ever, the Jews desperately need the help of the Arabs, for [the Arabs] are the only ones capable of extending it and they are also the ones who have the greatest interest in rescuing [the Jews] from the deadly abyss into which the Zionist movement and global imperialism have pitched them. The economic situation of the Jews, both in 'Israel' and outside it, opened the eyes of many of those who were deceived by the lie of the Zionist movement. [Once] the racist massacres that forced some of them to flee to Palestine came to an end... and these motivations ceased to exist, all of them began to wonder how they could leave and where they could obtain the funds to emigrate elsewhere... "Arab money – and it [certainly] exists – can... benefit both the Jews and the Arabs if it reaches the Jews who need it, to finance their emigration. This action in itself is a genuine struggle, no less important and vital than the other forms of struggle that are ongoing in the Palestinian arena, for just as we require weapons and information [efforts], we also need a program of this kind... We must establish an Arab Keren Hayesod. Are we capable of it?"[2] Palestinian Writer: An "Arab Keren Hayesod" Will Rescue The Eastern Jews From The Hell Of Zionism As stated, journalist Muwaffaq Matar published a two-part article on the need to establish an "Arab Keren Hayesod," inspired by 'Abbas's remarks in his booklet. In the second part of the article he wrote: "The Jews... and in particular the Arab ones and the Eastern Sephardi [Jews], who were deceived by the European Ashkenazis, were victims of the Zionist movement, and most of them began looking for ways to free themselves of its shackles some time after arriving in our occupied land. The Jewish Arabs and the 'Sephardi' Eastern [Jews] understood that the Zionist movement had turned them into tools, for the hopes and dreams they were promised by the Jewish Agency began to fade immediately after they left their countries of origin. They [soon] began to realize the true aim of the Jewish Agency [in bringing them to Palestine], if only because they were settled in the border regions, so they would absorb the fire while the Ashkenazis (the European Jews) were busy hatching plans to take over jobs, so as to install themselves as prominent decision[-makers] in the [state] institutions and later in the government ministries. Soon afterwards, wave after wave [of Jews] began fleeing from the so-called Zionist paradise... "Today, 37 years after the first edition of President Mahmoud 'Abbas's booklet [was published], and eight years after the publication of its second edition, I believe that we must establish [such] an Arab fund, namely an Arab Keren Hayesod, in order to rescue the Jewish Arabs from the Zionist hell and resettle them in their countries of origin. [The Jews were uprooted from these countries] as part of the [Zionist] plot, which is considered the most dangerous plot in the history of mankind after the crime of the extermination of the Indians in what is today known as the United States of America. "We must always remember that the Zionist movement failed to achieve its aim of exterminating the Palestinian people, but the heirs to its plots have not stopped and will not stop [pursuing] two other goals: [first], uprooting us Palestinians from our land and expelling us, and [second], uprooting the Jewish Arabs and the [Jewish] citizens of other countries from their homelands and forcing them to immigrate to the occupying state of 'Israel'... [The Zionists] pressure them [to emigrate] by evoking the hatred of Jews (antisemitism) around the world and the echoes of the bombings against [Jewish] institutions in [various] cities around the world where there are large Jewish communities. These bombings have been proven to be the result of plots by senior officials in the Jewish Agency and the Mossad…, aimed at bringing the victims to the [Zionist] hell. "Today we demand an Arab plan and an Arab fund for supporting the Jewish Arabs who wish to return to their countries, their roots and their culture, which have remained unaffected despite all the Zionist westernizing plans. These people not only remember their Arab and Eastern heritage, but live it, with all its details and layers, and yearn for their countries of origin – Iraq, Yemen, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya – so much so that they cry for the past and yearn to taste the happiness they had before the plotting hand of the Jewish Agency and the imperialist authorities reached them... We wish to liberate the Jewish Arabs from all the shackles that forced them to join... the ranks of our enemies. We already began doing so, officially... in 2012, when the PLO founded the Committee for Interacting with Israeli Society, although... in practice, the interaction began many years earlier, before the idea gained currency among the Palestinians and even the Arabs. The rapprochement between us and [the Eastern Jews] began with some limited contacts and activities in [the domains of] art and culture that reflected their connection to their countries of origin and their devotion to the culture they inherited, [devotion] with promotes the rapprochement between us and helps to remove the many barriers that were imposed by the policy of their [Ashkenazi] brethren. To [the latter] we say with bitterness: 'Allah will not forgive you. You wronged [both] us and them.' "The Zionists are enraged by any rapprochement between us and the Jewish Arabs, but do not become as excited when there are contacts [between the Arabs] and the Ashkenazis (the European Jews). The reason is clear and perfectly simple: The Jewish Arabs have remained Arab in their essence, their culture, their history, and even in their ultimate future, which they can envision only in their countries of origin... "We Palestinians are the first victims [of the Zionist movement], and the Jewish Arabs, who were removed [from their homelands] through systematic and organized pressure of deception and terror, are the second... "The Jewish Arabs of Israel need the help of the Arabs, who can formulate a practical plan, with a timetable and [specific] destinations, to free them from the shackles of the racist imperialist state that brutally exploited them, their faith, their mentality, their personality and their physical presence and then discarded them like industrial waste or like a heap [of trash] left behind by over a century of conflicts and confrontations. "The Arab authorities can cancel all the laws... [that impede the Jewish Arabs] from returning to their Arab cities and to their homes and neighborhoods, to live in peace and quiet. [The Arab leaders] can also benefit the Palestinian cause by helping the Jewish Arabs regain their property and by [improving] their image in the eyes of [Arab] society so as to facilitate their assimilation without political or cultural difficulties. Democracy is a tremendous idea that guarantees equality, justice and assimilation, but money is the means for realizing goals on the ground, and that is why we need an 'Arab Keren Hayesod.'"[3]   [1] A second edition of the booklet was published in 2011. [2] Ia802804.us.archive.org. [3] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), September 8, 2019.

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Telegram Account Urges ISIS Women To Escape Kurdish Camps, Provides WhatsApp Contact Details

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On October 13, 2019, the "Free the Female Prisoners" Telegram channel reported that a group of Muslim women had managed to escape from the Kurdish-run 'Ayn 'Issa camp in northern Syria. The escape was subsequently reported by news outlets covering the region. Hundreds of women associated with the Islamic...

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ISIS Warns Syrian Tribal Leaders Not To Hand Over Women Who Escaped From Kurdish Prison Camps

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On October 14, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) Syria Province issued a statement addressed to the tribes and tribal leaders in eastern Syria, urging them to protect the women who fled the Kurdish-run prison camps. The statement follows the escape of hundreds of women associated with ISIS from the Kurdish-run...

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Oct 11, 2019
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Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada: All Candidates in Upcoming Elections are Evil, Filthy Non-Muslims Who Support Homosexuality, Zionism

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Source: The Internet - "Muslim Youth Victoria on YouTube"

In a Friday, October 11, 2019 sermon that was uploaded to the Muslim Youth Victoria YouTube channel, Canadian Sheikh Younus Kathrada reminded his audience that who they vote for in the upcoming Canadian elections, if they decide to vote, will be recorded by the two angels on their shoulders and that Allah will ask them on Judgment Day why they voted for "filthy non-Muslims" who approve of homosexuality. Sheikh Kathrada said that all of the candidates are "evil and filthy" people who support the Zionists against Islam and who do not have Muslims' best interests in mind. He added that this is consistent with the Quranic statement that the Jews and the Christians will never be pleased with the Muslims. For more about Sheikh Younus Kathrada, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 7098, No. 6950, and No. 6906, as well as MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 7851.

Sheikh Younus Kathrada: "With regards to these elections, let me say one thing: If you are planning on voting, then remember that there are two angels on your shoulders, recording everything that you do and say. This voting is a testimony and it will be recorded. On Judgement Day, you will stand before Allah and be asked about it. If you plan on voting... Ask yourself, prepare the answer first – what I am going to tell Allah when Allah asks me: 'You voted for that filthy non-Muslim – why?' He or she approves of homosexuality, which Allah declared forbidden from above the seven heavens. You think that they want good for you? I already told you what Allah said: 'Never will [the Jews and the Christians] be pleased with you.' They will continue to oppose you. You are fighting a losing battle. They are all evil. Every single one of them. There may be some rare circumstances, where we would say: 'Okay, voting may benefit us.' This is not one of them! They are all evil and filthy. Do you know that every one of them, without exception, supports the Zionists against Islam and the Muslims?"

Taliban Mark Anniversary Of U.S. Invasion Of Afghanistan, Say U.S. Officials 'Immediately Began Threatening The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan With War' After 9/11

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October 14, 2019

To mark the 18th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization that ruled the country from 1996 to 2001) published a statement accusing the U.S. military-business establishment of foiling the U.S.-Taliban negotiations in Doha. Following...

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The Cyber & Jihad Lab monitors, tracks, translates, researches, and analyzes cyber jihad originating from the Middle East, Iran, South Asia, and North and West Africa. It innovates and experiments with possible solutions for stopping cyber jihad, advancing legislation and initiatives federally – including with Capitol Hill and attorneys-general – and on the state level, to draft and enforce measures that will serve as precedents for further action. It works with leaders in business, law enforcement, academia, and families of terror victims to craft and support efforts and solutions to combat cyber jihad, and recruits, and works with technology industry leaders to craft and support efforts and solutions.

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