MESOP ENLIGHTEMENT : THE LAST DAYS OF EUROPE
MAYOR Sadiq Khan attends Holocaust memorial as first act as Mayor of London – a day after the last Labour mayor repeated controversial claims that Hitler supported Zionism
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MESOP ZÜNDER : First Muslim Mayor of London
- Conservative Party candidate Zac Goldsmith accused Khan of giving “platform, oxygen and cover” to Islamic extremists. He also accused Khan of “hiding behind Britain’s Muslims” by branding as “Islamophobes” those who shed light on his past.
- In 2008, Khan gave a speech at the Global Peace and Unity Conference, an event organized by the Islam Channel, which has been censured repeatedly by British media regulators for extremism. Members of the audience were filmed flying the black flag of jihad while Khan was speaking.
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Very important statement from AQ leader Zawahiri; basically authorizing an eventual Emirate establishment in #Syria: www.mesop.de
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MESOP : TRUE COMPANIONS ? SAUDI ARABIA & AUSTRIAN EXREME RIGHT-WINGER STRACHE & NETANYAHU
Panama Papers: Saudi Arabia king sponsored Netanyahu’s campaign
9 May 2016 – MIDDLE EAST OBSERVER – Isaac Herzog, member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Israeli Labor party, revealed that Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz financed the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73840
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP Syria Daily: Islamic State Takes More Gas Fields from Regime
May 09 – by Scott Lucas – eaworldvoew – In their second notable victory in a week, the Islamic State captured more gas fields in central Syria from the Assad regime on Sunday.On Wednesday, ISIS took the al-Sha’ar gas fields near Palmyra in eastern Homs Province, capturing large amounts of regime armored vehicles, rocket launchers, other weapons, and ammunition. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73838
MESOP Syria Feature: Hope & Tragedy of an Uprising — An Interview with Abdel Basset Sarout
May 08 – 2016 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Abdel Bassel Sarout is one of the leading figures in the uprising against the Assad regime in Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, Homs. A former member of Syria’s under-20 football team, he was prominent in protests, singing and leading chants.
As protesters defended themselves against attacks by the regime’s security forces, Sarout took up arms and organized a brigade of local men. His uncle and all four brothers were killed, and Sarout survived assassination attempts. He persisted with resistance, notably during the protracted siege of Homs. When almost all of the city fell to the regime, he continued the fight by organizing another brigade to fight in central Syria.Sarout has drawn controversy for his activity, notably when he was accused by the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra of fighting for the Islamic State. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73842
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP Iran Daily: Facing Losses in Syria, Revolutionary Guards Turn to Propaganda
May 09 – 2016 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Facing defeats and casualties in Syria’s civil war, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps turned to propaganda on Sunday to present “victory” to audiences at home and abroad.For the first time, the Revolutionary Guards acknowledged significant losses last week. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73836
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP TODAYS OPINION : What’s left of Turkish democracy?
AL MONITOR 9 May 2016 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stepped up his no-holds-barred offensive on Turkey’s sagging democratic traditions and institutions.
Amberin Zaman writes, “Coming on top of the collapse of a two-year cease-fire in August and a sharp escalation in violence between Turkish security forces and the PKK, the ouster of the HDP deputies would deal an additional blow to the country’s fraying democracy. It would also increase political instability and deepen the chasm between Turks and Kurds, perhaps even thrusting them into the intra-ethnic conflict [HDP leader Selahattin] Demirtas recently warned against.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=73834
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Visumfreiheit für Türkei – Brüssel bremst die Notbremse aus
Die EU-Kommission lehnt den Vorschlag von Berlin und Paris zur Aushebelung der Visumfreiheit ab. Die türkische Drohung, das gesamte Abkommen platzen zu lassen, beeindruckt Frankreich keineswegs. Mehr Von Hendrik Kafsack, Brüssel und Michaela