Turkey, Iran Threaten to Overwhelm West with Refugees

Turkey, Iran Threaten to Overwhelm West with Refugees

Senior Iranian and Turkish officials have explicitly threatened to overwhelm Europe with new waves of Middle Eastern refugees if their demands aren’t met. To these Islamist republics, Muslim refugees are weapons of jihad, not victims. Iranian officials are also implying that they will build nuclear weapons or at least approach nuclear “break-out” capability as quickly as possible if the nuclear deal ends. As reported by Abdullah Bozkurt, president of the Stockholm Center for Freedom and author of Turkey Interrupted, the Turkish Interior Minister has threatened to escalate the refugee crisis to the point where German Chancellor Angela Merkel is forced…
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Syrian Kurds Declare ‘Respect for Homosexual Rights’

Syrian Kurds Declare ‘Respect for Homosexual Rights’

The Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led rebel force that includes Arabs and Christians, just said it has “deep respect for human rights, including the rights of homosexuals.” In a region where homosexuals face severe hatred and even death penalties, those words are rare and powerful. The statement came in response to reports that a new LGBT unit was established in Syria to fight ISIS alongside the Kurds. The Kurds clarified that these fighters are from outside Syria and do not belong to the Syrian Democratic Forces coalition, but they did not want this clarification to be mistaken for a rejection…
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