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  • 00:46

    The History of the House of Saud: The Royal Saudi Family since 1902.

    in History

    Before the modern day reign of the Saudi Royal family which declared its throne in 1932, a young prince  at age 20 wanted to eliminate the Ottoman empire and restore rule of Al Saud who once dominated the region from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf.  He didn’t second guess his rightful birthright in the area.  His name was Abd al-Azia ibn Saud.  He crossed the desert with sixty brothers and cousins to reclaim the land.  He enlisted nomadic Bedouins, local warriors named the Ikhwan who also wanted their own version of a puritan Wahhabi Islamic state.  After the victory in 1902, Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud wanted to kill 1/3 of the army that helped him win, the Ikhwan.  He consulted the religious elite, the ulama, and got approval.  He killed the coalition that enabled him to win.   Since 1932, there has been no royal monarchy but the House of Saud and each subsequent ruler was a brother.  A few turns of betrayal or alliance have tipped the kingdom momentarily but only cost one real life 80 plus years.  Dirty deals with the U.S. have kept them in an interfacing East-West loyalty that may switch up generation to generation.


    WE ALSO HAD A CALLER FROM OKLAHOMA WHO PERSONALLY KNOWS PRINCE DARIUS RELATED TO THE SHAH OF IRAN.

  • 02:02

    Global Security Matters

    in Politics

    Adrian Morgan, writer on counterterrorism and other issues, discusses issues of Islamism, security, terrorism and dhimmitude from a global perspective.    Every Friday from 6 pm Eastern Standard Time onwards (Britain and Europe: 11 pm GMT, Australia (Melbourne, Sydney): Saturday 9 am  EST).   Listen live or catch the podcast later on this link. Feel free to phone in while the show is on air on (US) 347 857 1380 or use the Skype button, and press "1" to talk.

  • 02:02

    Global Security Matters

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    Adrian Morgan, writer on counterterrorism and other issues, discusses issues of Islamism, security, terrorism and dhimmitude from a global perspective.    Every Friday from 6 pm Eastern Standard Time onwards (Britain and Europe: 11 pm GMT, Australia (Melbourne, Sydney): Saturday 9 am  EST).   Listen live or catch the podcast later on this link. Feel free to phone in while the show is on air on (US) 347 857 1380 or use the Skype button, and press "1" to talk.

  • 02:02

    Global Security Matters

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    Adrian Morgan, writer on counterterrorism and other issues, discusses issues of Islamism, security, terrorism and dhimmitude from a global perspective.    Every Friday from 6 pm Eastern Standard Time onwards (Britain and Europe: 11 pm GMT, Australia (Melbourne, Sydney): Saturday 9 am  EST).   Listen live or catch the podcast later on this link. Feel free to phone in while the show is on air on (US) 347 857 1380 or use the Skype button, and press "1" to talk.

  • 02:02

    Global Security Matters

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    Adrian Morgan, writer on counterterrorism and other issues, discusses issues of Islamism, security, terrorism and dhimmitude from a global perspective.    Every Friday from 6 pm Eastern Standard Time onwards (Britain and Europe: 11 pm GMT, Australia (Melbourne, Sydney): Saturday 9 am  EST).   Listen live or catch the podcast later on this link. Feel free to phone in while the show is on air on (US) 347 857 1380 or use the Skype button, and press "1" to talk.

  • 03:00

    Global Security Matters

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    Adrian Morgan, writer on counterterrorism and other issues, discusses issues of Islamism, security, terrorism and dhimmitude from a global perspective. 
    Every Friday from 6 pm Eastern Time onwards (Europe: 11 pm GMT, Australia: Saturday 10 am  EST).
    Listen live or catch the podcast later on this link. Feel free to phone in while the show is on air on 347 857 1380 or use the Skype button, and press "1" to talk.
    Tonight's Topics: 
    News Round-Up. 
    The Birth of the Global jihad Movement - from 1979 and the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the Islamist revolution in Iran, to 1989 and the Salman Rushdie affair,  and the ongoing jihads against America and Israel.
    The Clash of Civilizations - how the Saudi-Ikhwan nexus is influencing change and sowing strife in the West, where Saudi money has funded extremist mosques and helped the Muslim Brotherhood to do global dawah (missionary work.) The end product of this clash of civilizations is found everywhere, from the emergence of movements like the EDL, the veiling of Muslim women and introduction of sharia in the West, and the fall of Westernized governments in the Arab Spring. 

  • 02:29

    Global Security Matters

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    GLOBAL SECURITY MATTERS
    Adrian Morgan, counter-terrorism author, discusses issues of Islamism, security, terrorism, and dhimmitude from a global perspective.
    Every Friday evening from 6 pm Eastern Time onwards.

  • 02:02

    "Hermis Live!"

    in Radio

    ATTORNEY MARK JOUBERT, ROBERT ORASZ, AND CHRISTOPHER PINTO, JOIN ME FOR A FRANK AND HONEST DISCUSSION ON ISLAMIC TEACHINGS: THE QUR'AN, SHARIA, IKHWAN AND THE "PROCESS OF SETTLEMENT. DON'T MISS THIS RIVITTING, INTELLIGENT, AND INSIGHTFUL CONVERSATION REGARDING THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAMIC TEACHINGS AND, "UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE MUSLIM BROTHER IN NORTH AMERICA: "THE PROCESS OF SETTLEMENT IS A "CIVILIZATION-JIHADIST PROCESS" WITH ALL THE WORD MEANS. THE IKHWAN MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR WORK IN AMERICA IS A KIND OF GRAND JIHAD IN ELIMINATING AND DESTROYING THE WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM WITHIN AND "SABOTAGING" ITS MISERABLE HOUSE BY THEIR HANDS AND THE HANDS OF THE BELIEVERS SO THAT IT IS ELIMINATED AND GOD'S RELIGION IS MADE VICTORIOUS OVER ALL OTHER RELIGIONS. WITHOUT THIS LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING, WE ARE NOT UP TO THIS CHALLENGE AND HAVE NOT PREPARED OURSELVES FOR JIHAD YET. IT IS A MUSLIM'S DESTINY TO PERFORM JIHAD AND WORK WHEREVER HE IS AND WHEREVER HE LANDS UNTIL THE FINAL HOUR COMES, AND THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM THAT DESTINY EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHO CHOSE TO SLACK. BUT, WOULD THE SLACKERS AND THE MUJAHEDEEN BE EQUAL (TAKEN FROM AN EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM ON THE GENERAL STRATEGIC GOAL FOR THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA).

  • 02:02

    The Bibi Report on the Challenges ahead in the Mideast, Israel and Netanyahu's political future

    in Politics Conservative

    AS PM Netanyahu is celebrating his 2nd anniversary of the Feb. 10 2009 election victory, we look back to the past 2 years, and to the challenges facing Israel in the next 2 years, what has been done and what is yet to be achieved- with our Jerusalem Knesset correspondence Jeremy Man Saltan - A Former Comedian who works in the Knesset and blogs on the daily activity in the parliament, to analyze the latest polls and the challenges facing the gov't of Israel.
    Our Guest on the discussion board is Mordechai Kedar - an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, Kedar is an academic expert on the Israeli Arab population. He served for twenty-five years in IDF Military Intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass media, and the Syrian domestic arena. to discuss Egypt and Ikhwan, Obama's support of the Ikhwan, what is a ahead in the region given the volatility, The US-Israel relations and Israeli politics.

  • XL to pay Rp 400b debt from tower sale proceeds

    in Business

    Publicly listed cellular giant PT XL Axiata (EXCL) is planning to use part of the proceeds of its Rp 5.6 trillion (US$441.1 million) tower sale to repay debts in the first quarter of this year.


    XL’s head of investor relations, Feiruz Ikhwan, told reporters on Wednesday that XL would use part of the proceeds raised from selling 3,500 towers to PT Solusi Tunas Pratama (SUPR), to pay its Rp 400 billion debt, maturing in the first quarter this year.


    “[In total], we will use more than half of the proceeds to pay our debts,” he said, adding that his firm had almost Rp 4 trillion in debts maturing this year.


    According to Feiruz, total debts had hit Rp 30.4 trillion as of September last year with the net debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) ratio hitting 3.2.


    “We want to improve our net debt to EBITDA ratio to 2.5,” he said, adding that the realization would be very dependent on the firm’s performance.


    In the fourth quarter last year, XL had already paid Rp 1 trillion of its total debt, he said.


    XL, which acquired PT Axis Telekom last year, suffered Rp 901.2 billion in net losses in the January-September period last year, although the firm’s revenues surged by 10.8 percent to Rp 17.5 trillion.


    As with most mobile operators in the country, currency volatility and a data price war were two of the factors that caused XL’s surging revenues to be unable to compensate for its ballooning costs.


    Dian Siswarini, the newly installed XL deputy CEO, said that one way to improve her firm’s performance was not by raising data fees, but by reducing costs as much as possible.