29/08/2014 - 12:56 pm
Ambassador:Tehran, Doha Keen to Expand All-Out Ties

Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been accused of smuggling top secret documents to Qatar through Doha-based Al-Jazeera Channel harming national SECURITY during his rule.

Reuters: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti urged young people yesterday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing “deviant principles”, the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom’s religious establishment. Riyadh, the world’s No 1 oil exporter, is unnerved by the rapid advance in Iraq and Syria of Islamic State insurgents and fears this could radicalize some of its own citizens and eventually lead to attacks on the US-allied government.

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, calls out Qatar in a New York Times op-ed today pointing out how that small, oil-rich sheikhdom has become a leading financier of extreme Islamist groups such as Hamas and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria:

Reuters- A Saudi Arabian court sentenced 23 men to jail terms of up to 22 years for their role in militant attacks, state media said on Wednesday, part of a SECURITY crackdown in which scores of people have been imprisoned over the past week.

I have been watching closely the developments of events in Iraq and SYRIA and am just horrified by the blatant extremism and growing violence by a group of militants whose aim is to establish an Islamic caliphate in these areas and would go to any levels to FULFILL their aims.

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“Despite reluctance of many people to document the torture, and cruel and degrading treatments that they have suffered from, fearing detention and pursuit, the Liberties and Human Rights Department (LHRD) in Al Wefaq was able to observe 144 caseof torture outside prisons in 2013, this included 28 children”, this is taken from the 2013 human rights report released by Al Wefaq National Islamic Society in May 2014.

Qatar has taken a sharp turn in fortune in the past year, going from influential regional power to almost complete isolation.

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According to the information center of Imam Ali Specialized Library, the book is the second volume of a series published by Revak in Turkey on the Prophet's House.

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