Abdiraxman

33 Added | 2 Magazines | @Abdiraxman | Keep up with Abdiraxman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Abdiraxman”

UK tied visa system 'turning domestic workers into modern-day slaves'

Kafala-style rule means foreign staff must leave if they change employer Charity says 400 employees have approached it for help after being abused Government fighting peer’s attempt to overturn controversial measure<p>The UK government has “recreated kafala” with its introduction of tied visas for …

Sociology

Child executioner in ISIL video "recognised by French classmates"

School inspector in Haute-Garonne says boy could come from Toulouse<p>A <b>child who appears to execute an Arab Israeli in a video</b> released this week by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is said to have been recognised by classmates in France, an official said Friday.<p>The schools inspector in the …

Terrorism’s new boogeyman: Charles Krauthammer and the toxic myth of the “lone wolf”

While pundits wring their hands over nonexistent threats, our civil liberties are slowly eroding to nothing<p>The shadow of a new threat seems to be darkening the national security landscape: the lone-wolf terrorist.<p>“The lone wolf is the new nightmare,” wrote <i>Washington Post</i> columnist Charles …

Terrorism

Man arrested in Canada over alleged role in Islamic State recruitment cell

Police charge two other men who are overseas with terrorism-related offences following three arrests last month in Ottawa<p>Canadian police have arrested a man who they say was part of an Islamic State (Isis) recruiting cell and charged two other men who are overseas, one of whom may be dead.<p>Police …

Terrorism

The income tax started as a conservative political stunt

The Supreme Court had ruled in 1895 that the income tax violated Article I of the Constitution, so the amendment was necessary to empower the federal government to impose the income tax.<p>But the story of the income tax goes back much further than 1913, culminating in some sneaky political …

Income Tax

New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users

Snowden documents published today by <i>Der Spiegel</i> give new insight into the British GCHQ's efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls, but the new documents show that …

Surveillance

US condemns ICC war crimes probe of Israel as 'tragic irony'

"We strongly disagree with the ICC prosecutor's action today," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said in a statement.<p>"It is a tragic irony that Israel, which has withstood thousands of terrorist rockets fired at its civilians and its neighborhoods, is now being scrutinized by the ICC," he …

Israel

Chicago Muslims fight back against militants' recruiting of youths

Sahira Sadiq, of Oak Brook, recalls her teenage son reading an online article after the Paris terrorist attacks and asking about a verse in the Quran with several interpretations, some of them troubling.<p>"Mummy, where in the Quran does it say this?" the Muslim mother of two recalls him asking. "It …

Free speech and state power: Americans shouldn’t feel complacent about French hypocrisy

Yeah, the French look like merde arresting a comedian for a Facebook post. But we’re free-speech hypocrites too<p>Even under the relatively broad construction of freedom of speech we’re accustomed to in the United States, almost everyone up to and including Glenn Greenwald and the ACLU would agree …

Rights & Freedoms

Chechen leader targets families as insurgents swear loyalty to leader of Islamic State

Dispatch: Deadly attack on Grozny prompts brutal reprisals that critics say will fuel new radicalisation and violence<p>The gunmen arrived in the capital of Chechnya around midnight.<p>They had commandeered three taxis in a village an hour away, kidnapped and trussed up the drivers and left them in a …

Rotterdam's mayor tells Muslims to pack their bags and go if they don't like freedom

Rotterdam’s Moroccan born mayor tells his fellow Muslim immigrants they “can ---- off” if they do not appreciate freedom of speech in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack<p>Ahmed Aboutaleb, a Labour politician and former government minister, issued his uncompromising message on the day …

ISIS Just Executed More Than 150 Women In Fallujah

The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights announced Tuesday that a man identified as Abu Anas al-Libi had killed more than 150 women and girls in Iraq's Fallujah, some of whom were pregnant.<p>"The women were executed because they refused to accept the policy of Jihad al-Nikah [sexual jihad] that ISIS is …

Human Rights

US air strikes target top Isis leaders in Iraq

US says it is unclear if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was present Iraq hit by suicide bombings on Friday and Saturday<p>Fighter jets from the US led coalition have destroyed a moving Islamic State (Isis) convoy near Mosul in northern Iraq. Iraqi officials said a number of top militants had been killed.<p>A US …

Ottawa shootings: Canada 'not intimidated' - PM Harper

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1118000/1118073_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524610840_127caccd480cf0d6d5c4abb908b2d7ab<p><b>Canada's prime minister has insisted his country will not be intimidated, after a gunman rampaged through parliament before being shot dead.</b><p>Stephen …

Extremism

Shooting reported at war memorial near Canadian parliament

Authorities lifted a lockdown on the core of Canada’s capital city late Wednesday, hours after a gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard at a war memorial and gunfire erupted in the Parliament building within yards of the prime minister. Authorities said a suspect, who had been on a …

ISIS justifies its taking of sex slaves

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a new publication, ISIS justifies its kidnapping of women as sex slaves citing Islamic theology, an interpretation that is rejected by the Muslim world at large as a perversion of Islam.<p>"One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar -- the infidels -- and taking their …

How To Make An 'Invisibility Cloak' At Home For Under $100

All it takes is four lenses, an optics bench for holding the lenses in place, and an insatiable appetite for making things disappear.<p>The four lenses, when aligned just right, will bend light around the object you place between them, cloaking the object in the process. Watch this device, called the …

Landscape Photography

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Online Education

ISIS closes in on Kurdish town in Syria; Turkey debates sending troops

Turkish soldiers and tanks took up position along the border with Syria on Tuesday as its government debated whether to deploy troops to battle the Islamic State terror group, a move that comes as tens of thousands pour into the country to escape ISIS fighters.<p>The flood of refugees from Syria has …

Teenagers Captured by ISIS Militants Reveal Horrific Ordeals

<i>The names of the Yazidi girls and women in this story have been changed to protect their identities.</i><p>DUHOK, Iraq — Fifteen-year-old Sara had considered suicide many times during her month-long ordeal. The old man she had been given to as a “gift” beat her frequently. He taunted her with videos of …

Human Rights

Why One Man Defected From ISIS — Then Went To War Against It In Syria

Hopes of defeating ISIS may depend on local fighters like this one turning against the group. It's not something in which the U.S. or its allies have much say. BuzzFeed News' Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey-Syria border.<p>GAZIANTEP, Turkey — It took the deaths of innocent men, women, and …

The unlikely fighters awaiting an Islamic State onslaught

A Kurdish town, just inside the Syrian border, is one of dozens now on high alert after a major offensive by Islamic State fighters in recent weeks<p>The bullet on the front of Idris Kobane’s battle fatigues was a chilling reminder of the stakes at play as he and his fellow fighters prepared to make …

Middle East

Senior Isil commander raised £1.25 million from Qatari nationals, says US Treasury

Cash from Qatar donor used by "Emir of suicide bombers" to launch military operations, according to US terrorism designation<p>One of Isil’s senior commanders, who serves as “Emir of suicide bombers”, raised $2 million (£1.25 million) for “military operations” from a donor in Qatar, according to the …

Islamic State Life Laid Bare As Brave Woman Wears Hidden Camera Under Her Niqab

Heavily armed men dressed all in black; a little girl holding hands with her mother, who has an AK-47 casually slung over her shoulder and young …

Hollande: Islamic extremists beheaded hostage

French hostage Herve Gourdel was abducted and beheaded, a killing shown on video, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.<p>"You will understand that today I am speaking before you with a particularly high level of emotion because one of my compatriots …

How Nigeria Plans To Protect Schoolgirls From Boko Haram

NEW YORK -- Schoolgirls in Nigeria are asking for measures as simple as electricity in schools to help protect them from kidnapping by Boko Haram, a Nigerian official said Wednesday.<p>Five months after the Islamist group abducted over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, the Nigerian government and …

The right’s new religious war: Why they see ISIS as Christianity’s big threat

<b>Ted Cruz, Ann Coulter (Reuters/Jason Reed/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>From Ann Coulter to Ted Cruz, a new strain of far-right thinking is developing a scary foreign policy<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>September 24, 2014 3:11pm (UTC)<p><i>"We need to go back to work tomorrow and we will. But</i> …

Why American Jihadists Returning To The US Aren't Arrested Immediately

An official speaking to reporters at the White House said the National Counterterrorism Center estimates that more than 100 Americans were fighting for ISIS and other terrorist groups such as al-Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliate.<p>When pressed for details on the returned fighters, the official …

Terrorism