While President Obama's administration weighs overt military aid to Syrian rebels, the true character of the revolution underway in that country is becoming horrifically clear.
Numerous press reports are providing details of a massacre perpetrated by the Free Syrian Army that annihilated the entire population of a Christian village by James Heiser
As the New York Times reported last December, anti-American sentiment has grown among the rebel organizations even as the American government has played a key role in propping up the rebellion. A crucial step in that support was the administration's decision to give formal recognition to rebel organizations — a step just short of recognizing them as the legitimate government of Syria. But now, those rebels Obama has vehemently supported are now proving that in Syria — as in Egypt several years ago — the rebels may prove worse than the tyrants they struggle to overthrow.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:25)
A 55-year-old woman has been beaten to death by a mob, apparently because she allowed her daughter to wear jeans.
Kamlesh Dubey was dragged from her home and repeatedly struck with a rifle butt after a row with her neighbour, who objected to daughter Gunjan wearing jeans instead of traditional sari.
Gunjan, 20, and her father Netrapal, were also injured after the brawl broke out in the city of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, the IBI Times reports.
"The girl's neighbour would constantly pass comments on the way the girl dressed," Amit Pathak, senior superintendent of police in Aligarh, told The Times.
A teenage girl has died during an illegal circumcision in Egypt.
Suhair al-Bata'a suffered 'a sharp drop in blood pressure resulting from shock trauma', officials said.
Her father, farmer Mohammed Ibrahim, said: 'I waited half an hour, hoping that my daughter would wake up but, unfortunately, unlike the rest of the girls, she did not.'
Police are questioning the doctor who performed the operation and called for an autopsy following 13-year-old Suhair's death in a village north of Cairo last Thursday.
Her sister was said to have been circumcised by the same doctor two years ago. Egypt outlawed female genital mutilation after a 12-year-old died in 2007.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 June 2013 06:06)
The Taliban have beheaded two boys for spying in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, officials say.
The boys, 10 and 16, had been scavenging for food in bins near police headquarters when they were abducted.
They are thought to have regularly accepted food handouts from police. Analysts say the Taliban are known to target those suspected of colluding with police.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 June 2013 05:34)
Thankfully the fire at the Al-Rahma Islamic Centre in Muswell Hill in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday June 5th did not involve any loss of life or injury to those who use the facility or to any local residents.
The building ,however was almost totally destroyed.
Typically,as with most so called Islamic centres,the building actually served as a Mosque. It was previously a local youth club and was taken over by the Somalian community in 1999.
It comes to light that the latest charity reports indicate that the building was in a very poor state of repair and in desperate need of extensive modernisation.
Last Updated (Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:03)