US Sanctions on Iran Trouble Lebanon

06 June 2017

Officials in Washington are preparing to widen sanctions that will financially affect the Hezbollah group. Alarms have been triggered in Lebanon as the government is fearful that the country’s banking sector will be particularly affected. 

Although the draft amendment has not yet been proposed as law, sanctions could be imposed against those who are financing the terror group that is backed by Iran.

Saudi-Led Arab Alliance Breaks Ties With Qatar

06 June 2017

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations have cut their diplomatic and economic ties to Qatar, as punishment for supporting the Iranian Regime and terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Qatari stocks plunged after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt announced that they would suspend air and sea travel to and from the Gulf nation.

Iran Tests America in Syria

06 June 2017

The Iranian Regime is testing the US’s resolve in the south-eastern areas of Syria, as the Regime fights to take over the area that the combined forces have to take back from the so-called Islamic State.

Amir Toumaj, a Research Analyst at Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), and Caleb Weiss, a contributing writer, wrote an op-ed for FDD's Long War Journal, in which they highlight that the Regime’s rush to seize reclaimed land in Syria, that belongs to the Syrians, is rightly irritating the Americans.

US Court Files Suit Against Iranian-American Charity

01 June 2017

On May 30th, a civil trial began to determine the fate of a 36-story office building on New York’s Fifth Avenue. 

Attorney John Gleeson who represents the Alavi Foundation, a charity formed to promote the history and culture of Iran, told a jury that the U.S. government was seeking to destroy the Foundation by seizing the Manhattan skyscraper that provides most of its revenue. As the the trial began, Gleeson told jurors, ”Something is deeply wrong in this case. This misguided case is looking to wipe us off the face of the planet.”

Iran Propagates Shi'ism in Sunni Senegal

01 June 2017

In Senegal, thousands of men and women participate in prayer five times each day at the nearest mosque. Their shared faith is a large influence on Senegalese culture, of whom the majority are Sunni Muslim. However, some 50,000 people belong to the Shi’ite sect of Islam, which is a form of Islam many consider to be imported. 

Senegalese Islam is traditionally Sunni Muslim.The most well-known of all the Sunni orders are the Mourids, or Murīdiyya which began after an anti-colonialism movement. Shi’ism has been a presence in Senegal since the late 1970s, after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Iran: "Ready to Fight Until the Last Non-Iranian Shiite."

31 May 2017

World attention has recently focused on foreign volunteers who have joined the ranks of the jihadist militias of the Islamic State and Al-Qaida by the thousands, after the beginning of the civil war in Syria, and especially since the advent of the Islamic State (ISIS) and its franchises in the Arab Middle East and Africa.

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