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HTS Leader Muhammad Al-Joulani Attends Eid Al-Fitr Celebration with Families of "Martyrs," Gives Children Toys

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Source: The Internet - "Telegram"

On May 26, 2020, a video was uploaded to Telegram of HTS leader Muhammad Al-Joulani at an Eid Al-Fitr celebration with families of fighters who have been killed. Al-Joulani said to the families that their martyrs are beacons for the future, and that HTS is also following the path of martyrdom. Al-Joulani was then shown hugging and kissing children, and giving them gifts such as dolls and toy guns.

Muhammad Al-Joulani: "Dear families, we ask Allah to help us in caring for you. Those who have left behind them sons like these are not dead or killed at all. They will be beacons for the future, Allah willing. We are all following the path of martyrdom, Allah willing. I am sharing the happiness of this celebration with you, my beloved ones. All these children are my sons. I love them. I ask Allah to meet their fathers in Paradise. We are all on this path. They got to Paradise first, and I will follow them, Allah willing."

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Mar 23, 2020
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Iranian Official Mehdi Taeb: The Coronavirus Is the Handiwork of America; Qom Was Targeted Because It Is the Center of the Opposition to America

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Source: The Internet - "kheybar.net"

In a video posted on the Iranian website Kheybar.net on March 23, 2020, Mehadi Taeb, the Head of Iran's Ammar Strategic Advisory Base, said that the coronavirus is the handiwork of the Americans and that the city of Qom was targeted by this virus because it is the epicenter of the Islamic Revolution and the opposition to America.

Mehdi Taeb: "I was supposed to speak directly to the creators of this virus [through Instagram], but they are afraid of having anything said against them and must have blocked this path for now.

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"It will not be long before the Americans will be forced to admit that this virus is their handiwork.

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"The source of the virus in China is not yet clear. Now, look at this virus in Iran. They started the virus in the city of Qom right before the elections [for Majles], and they have spread it from Qom throughout Iran. Is this a simple thing?

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"The type of psychological warfare related to this virus demonstrates that creating the virus, its operation, and its scope were calculated. Something is supposed to happen in an orderly fashion through this virus. What is supposed to happen? Where is the epicenter of the struggle against America? Qom. Inside Qom, where was the epicenter of infection? The religious seminars. In today's world, it is Iran's Islamic Revolution that has paralyzed America and Israel. Where was the epicenter of this revolution? Qom.

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"According to a reliable report, it is estimated that this virus will infect five billion people worldwide. Experience proves that at least two percent of those infected will die.

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"If they are the ones who created the virus... Look how removed they are from humanity, that they are willing to endanger all of humanity in order to remove a rival from the scene. There is no doubt about this, this virus is their handiwork, based on these statistics and events."

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May 17, 2020
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Iraqi TV Discussion about Flying Rainbow Flag at EU Embassy in Baghdad: This Is Cultural Invasion; The Iraqis Deserve an Apology

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On May 17, 2020, Al-Nujaba TV (Iraq) aired a discussion about flying the rainbow flag at the EU Embassy in Baghdad. Iraqi researcher Jomaa Al-Atwani said that Iraq is fighting a battle against a "cultural invasion," that Iraq’s religious leaders are being targeted by minions of America and the West, and that "Joker gangs," homosexuals, and their "emo types" have been declaring that nothing is sacred. He also criticized the U.S. for giving rights to homosexuals, who he said transgress the laws of nature.

In addition, Al-Atwani said that the American Embassy sends Iraqi students to the U.S. in order to teach them "sex culture," so that they return to Iraq "charged up." He added that this danger must be confronted immediately because within a few decades, Iraqi families may not be able to prevent their children from practicing "deviant activity." Furthermore, Iraqi political analyst Wael Al-Rikaby said that all the countries that agreed that the rainbow flag should be flown at the EU Embassy in Baghdad should apologize to the Iraqi people. He also said that homosexuals are outcasts who are rejected by their families.

Jomaa Al-Atwani: "The real battle that we are fighting today is the battle [against] the cultural invasion. What are the manifestations of this cultural invasion? First of all, the enemy targets your religious leaders. For months now, our religious leaders, who consider our cultural and religious capital, have been targeted by the minions of the West and America in Iraq. Some among those Joker gangs, those homosexuals and those emo types, have torn posters of religious authorities and declared that nothing is sacred anymore – not the religion, not the Quran, and not the religious authorities.

"They have done this for a while, and today they are not stopping at that. They have gone so far as giving rights to the homosexuals, who transgress the laws of humanity. Only recently has America recognized homosexuality. It was Obama who signed the Homosexuality Law after a huge struggle with the American people, because homosexuality violates the law of humanity. It's not just about Islam and about being prohibited by the shari'a. It's human nature. A normal and natural human being will not agree to marry a man. Men marrying men is abhorrent by nature, let alone by the shari'a."

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Wael Al-Rikaby: "Denunciation is not enough. An apology by the [EU] delegation should be expected. The [rainbow] flag must be removed quickly and for real. All the countries that agreed to the flying of this flag must extend apologies to the Iraqi people, like my colleague said. This is the holy month of Ramadhan. The homosexual act is mentioned and prohibited in our Quran. This is the story of the people of Sodom and the way Allah punished them. When you provoke me and fly this flag in support of a group that is insignificant among the Iraqi people... They are outcasts. If someone supports this obnoxious act, he is rejected by his family and by everybody."

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Jomaa Al-Atwani: "There are organizations in Iraq that are supported by the Americans. Our foreign ministry knows about it. RAND Corporation, the British War College [sic]... The American Embassy sends dozens of male and female teenage students to the U.S., in order to teach them sex culture and how to practice sex. They come back all charged up. Today, we still have norms, and a religious culture and atmosphere that prevent all this, but within a few decades, when this generation grows up learning that deviant activity is normal – will a father be able to prevent his son from engaging in this? Will a mother be able to prevent her daughter from engaging in it? Therefore, we must confront this danger from this moment."

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May 27, 2020 Special Dispatch No. 8769

Saudi Writer: Israel Is A Peace-Loving Country; Iran And Turkey Are Enemies Of The Arabs

May 27, 2020
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey | Special Dispatch No. 8769
In a pro-Israeli article in the liberal Arabic website Elaph.com, Saudi writer and author Khalid Turki Aal Turki wrote that Israel is a peaceful country "by any standard",  which is scientifically advanced and extends assistance in the field of health to others, including the Palestinians. In this, he argued, it contrasts with Turkey and Iran, which who spread their extremist ideologies in the Arab countries and support the militias within them, and are thus the true enemies of the Arabs. He concluded by saying that logic and reality dictate that the Arabs should forge peace with Israel for a joint fight against their common enemies, whom he called the "the forces of evil and terror." Khalid Turki Aal Turki (Source: Elaph.com) The following are translated excerpts from his article:[1] "If we want to be honest with ourselves, before anything else, then let us listen to the voice of  logic, rather than to sentiments, which by their very nature are affected by every shrill claim in the media, be it accurate or false. Israel is a peace-loving country by any yardstick. From the day of its establishment until today, we have never heard, read or seen Israel working to spread any ideology or belief in other countries, or to support militias [within them], as Iran and Turkey are doing. Ask anyone on the street in an Arab country who is behind all the destruction and extremism in the Middle East, and he will immediately tell you: Iran and Turkey. "In this article I will not discuss the issue of yes or no to normalization, for the newspapers and websites are full of it. Instead I will merely shed light on Israel's achievements and immense service to science and humanity, and will then let the Arab citizen judge. "Israel dispatches doctors to treat the sick in impoverished African countries and elsewhere without recompense. It also treats many Palestinians, even some who tried to commit terror attacks to murder innocent Israelis! Israel still strives for peace with all Arab countries; it is a state that respects human rights and the sovereignty of [other] states; in the field of science, it excels on a global level and occupies a leading position in scientific research; Israeli universities are high on the list of the world's [best] universities; Israel is considered an arms-producing country and assists other countries, such as India, in their military industry; the Israeli Watergen company has managed to create a device to produce water from air; Medicine and medical research are proceeding full thrust in Israel. In fact, it has become the preferred location for medical treatment for many, to the point that senior Palestinian officials do not find a better place than Israel for receiving good medical treatment and care. "This is but a drop in the ocean. After all this, I believe that, by any logic and in view of reality, the interest of the Arab homeland [indeed] lies with Israel, just as Israel's interests lie with the Arab homeland – for circumstances and geography have decreed that we all to join hands in order to destroy the forces of evil and terror and delineate a path to peace that both we and the future generations will enjoy."   [1] Elaph.com, May 21, 2020.  

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Mar 27, 2020
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Egyptian Islamic Scholar Dr. Haitham Talaat: Atheists Are A Thousand Times Worse Than Terrorists

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Source: The Internet - "Dr. Talaat on YouTube"

Egyptian Islamic scholar Dr. Haitham Talaat said in video that he uploaded to his YouTube channel on March 27, 2020, that atheists are social outcasts with whom people should not have a dialogue. He said that atheists are infidels and apostates who are guilty of the worst crime in the world and who are a thousand times worse than terrorists or armed robbers. Dr. Talaat said that engaging in dialogue with atheists can lead one to become an infidel, to become nihilistic, and to believe that human beings are "just advanced fish." He added that the "inevitable outcome" of absorbing these ideas is suicide.

Haitham Talaat: "Some good people want to promote a dialogue with the atheists. This is problematic for a number of reasons.

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"Atheists are social outcasts. Therefore, they are looking for every possible way to normalize relations with society. People instinctively reject atheists and are repelled by them. So if we promote a dialogue with them, people might ask themselves: 'Are we more zealous about Islam than that Sheikh?' People will start accepting the atheists and this is exactly what the atheists want. By doing so, we are paving the way for normalization with atheism. We are making people forget that atheists are infidels and apostates who perpetrate the biggest crime in the world. There is no greater danger to our nation than the atheists. The crime of atheism is worse than terrorism or armed robbery - a thousand times worse. The worst thing that an armed robber or a terrorist can do is to rob you of your world - in other words, to kill you. The atheist robs you of the world to come. He makes you lose your religion. And after you lose your religion and become an infidel, he tells you: 'By the way, this world is nothing. It is governed by nihilism. We are just advanced fish. Moral values are an illusion and the world around you is a hallucination. It is nothing but matter and physical laws without any meaning, value, or purpose.' If you absorb these atheistic presumptions, the inevitable outcome is suicide."

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