Ikhwan Web. Photo: Twitter.
JNS.org – Twitter recently granted verification status to the official mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egypt-based Islamist organization that has been designated as a terrorist organization in its home country since December 2013.
The Muslim Brotherhood operates through a website known as Ikhwan Web, which serves as the Brotherhood’s “official” English-speaking feed. Many are critiquing Twitter’s decision to grant Ikhwan Web verification, saying it legitimizes the group’s antisemitic propaganda.
“Verifying the Muslim Brotherhood’s Twitter feed helps further their narrative of civilization-Jihad,” US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), told the Washington Free Beacon.
“This maneuver makes the Brotherhood seem like a legitimate group while providing them cover to spread their radical version of Islam,” Cruz added. “I look forward to working with the new administration to expose the Brotherhood’s efforts to increase their influence in America.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent group of the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas. Kyle Shideler, director of the Center for Security Policy’s Threat Information Office, said Twitter’s decision is “deeply concerning.”
“At a time when Twitter is already facing criticism for banning individuals based solely on speech, Twitter has effectively lionized a group responsible for the burning of Coptic churches and the killing of Egyptian police and judiciary officials,” Shideler told the Free Beacon. “How is Twitter supposed to help defeat online radicalization when it essentially endorses the biggest source for Islamist radicals in the world?”
Source: Twitter Grants Muslim Brotherhood Verification
Marine Le Pen. Photo: wiki commons.
Britain’s former premier said Saturday the election of France’s Marine Le Pen would be a “big body blow” for Europe, saying he hoped for the victory of a mainstream party.
David Cameron said the recent rise of “anti-system, populist” and “quite extreme political parties” in western Europe did not mark the end of globalization, but warned of the immediate need to make a “major course correction” to address related economic and cultural challenges.
Source: Marine Le Pen Victory in France Would Be ‘Big Body Blow’ to Europe, Says Former British PM Cameron
A Newsweek editor admitted Wednesday that the infamous Hillary Clinton 'Madam President' issue was not proof read before being shipped out, and no one on the staff at the magazine had any hand in writing it.
Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Newsweek political editor Matt Cooper attempted to defend the fact that Newsweek printed and shipped out commemorative issues declaring Hillary Clinton the next US President, days before the election even took place.
The outlet even had Hillary sign some of the 125,000 copies of the magazine, which in its introduction labeled Trump supporters as "deplorable" and described his campaign as "fear and hate-based conservatism".
Source: Fake News: Newsweek admits they didn't write or proof read 'Madam President' issue
The bizzare moment a man took off all his clothes to run through a forest like a tiger has been caught on camera.
The man, identified only as Marek H, is believed to have been high on LSD after taking the psychedelic drug to treat his depression.
Source: Forest phototrap snaps a naked man stoned on LSD who thinks he is a tiger
American Airlines attendants demand 'full recall' of new uniforms after saying the outfits have sickened more than 1,000 ...American Airlines attendants demand 'full recall' of new uniforms after saying the outfits have sickened more than 1,000 workers
American Airlines rolled out new uniforms to more than 70,000 of its frontline workers in September. The appearance of the uniforms was well-received, but now American's flight attendants union is calling for a total recall after saying the outfits have sickened more than 1,000 workers.
Complaints about itching, rashes, headaches and hives surfaced within the first few weeks of the uniform roll-out. American launched an investigation, initially saying that it thought the issues were isolated - possibly some sort of wool allergy.
But the airline's flight attendants say the problem has become widespread, "including (for) many ... who are quite pleased with the look of the uniform."
In a memo to its members late Wednesday, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants(APFA) said "we have received over 1,600 flight attendant reports of suspected uniform reactions that include headaches, rashes, hives, burning skin and eye irritation, itching, and respiratory problems — to name a few."
Source: American Airlines attendants demand 'full recall' of new uniforms after saying the outfits have sickened more than 1,000 workers
US military veterans continue to arrive at Standing Rock, with up to 3,500 expected in total. They are due to meet with tribal elders to discuss how they can best help the ongoing protest, marked by heavy police force and bitterly cold weather conditions.
Members of "Veterans Stand for Standing Rock," who have been told to bring supplies such as gas masks, earplugs and body armor (but no drugs, alcohol or weapons), plan to form a human shield around protesters to protect them against rubber bullets and the police.
"We feel that we have a voice that is unique as many of us have served in overseas deployments," Brian Trautman of the Veterans for Peace group told RT.
"And in terms of the respect, the honor and the pedestal on which the American people hold veterans, I think we can certainly provide that assistance to the Native American peoples, to bring in the people of the United States into awareness of what's going on at Standing Rock."
Source: 'Wanna burn the US constitution? Shoot at us first': Veterans prepare to aid DAPL protesters
The U.S. Justice Department in the Northern District of Texas Thursday unsealed indictments against 21 individuals, some of them among the highest profile doctors in the City of Dallas.
Prosecutors allege a bribery and kick-back scheme involving about $40 million in payments of all kinds. Some of these doctors are high-profile, some are not. The indictment named 21 individuals in all and all were not doctors.
There's a chiropractor, a lawyer, an ad agency executive and some office workers, allegedly caught either receiving or paying bribes over several years. One of the doctors indicted Thursday has already been convicted of fraudulent billing practices.
Source: 21 indicted at Forest Park Medical Center in 'massive' Dallas hospital 'conspiracy'
Nine days of mourning and a four-day procession across the country ended on Sunday in eastern Cuba, as Fidel Castro was laid to rest next to the country's independence hero Jose Marti.
Crowds shouting "Viva Fidel!" and "I am Fidel!" lined the streets of Santiago, Cuba's second-biggest city, as a camouflage-green hearse made its way to Santa Ifigenia cemetery, the resting place of numerous national figures, where a tomb had been secretly constructed during the past months.
A 21-gun salute was fired, as the ashes, clad in a coffin wrapped in the country's flag, disappeared beyond the gates of the cemetery. The ceremony was not televised, and journalists were not allowed inside.
Source: Fidel funeral: Cuban revolution ends where it began - Castro's ashes interred in Santiago (PHOTOS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is "clever" and "already a statesman".
Source: Russia's Putin calls Donald Trump 'a clever man' who will learn
Up to 40 people may have died in a fire at a party - but what caused it is still not clear.
Source: Oakland fire: Safety questions as death toll rises
After spending the past month blaming Hillary's loss on the rampant spread of "fake news," because choosing a failed candidate subject to numerous active federal criminal investigations and/or Obama's failed policies couldn't possibly be to blame, Mic is reporting that Obama is contemplating starting a propaganda machine media company of his own after leaving the White House.
Source: Obama TV: Is Obama Planning A "Fake News" Outlet Of His Own?