Daesh's bombing of the al-Hadba Minaret and the al-Nuri Mosque is a formal declaration of their defeat, Tweeted Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tweeted early on Thursday stating the destruction was an admission by the militants that they are losing the fight for Iraq's second-largest city.
ISIS blew up the mosque during the celebrations of Laylat al Qadr, the holiest night of the year for Muslims, the "Night of Power" commemorates the night the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is now underway.
This is a crime against the people of Mosul and all of Iraq and is an example of why this brutal organization must be annihilated
Therefore watch the typical results from your President Hassan Rouhani
The president, who increased his mandate by 5m votes when he won his second term, fired back this week by saying that the political legitimacy of a religious leader is determined by the “people’s will and invitation”
“We are not following western beliefs when we’re holding elections and going after people’s votes,” he said, insisting that democracy was not a western gift. “We belong to a religion in which Imam Ali based his leadership on people’s will and people’s vote.”
The power struggle has also seen Rouhani forced to defend his success at the ballot box, he referred to Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law, a revered Shia figure also respected by Sunnis, who became a caliph only when people showed him support.
The power struggle between the elected faction and the unelected faction of the Iranian establishment has become even more complicated under Rouhani tenure because of uncertainty over Khamenei’s succession.
The pragmatic Sunni camp, which felt itself so at odds with Obama, finally senses that it is being heard and heeded in Washington
Israel's intelligence and transportation minister has called on Saudi Arabia's King Salman to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Riyadh to establish full diplomatic relations
Speaking at a conference in Herzliya on Thursday, Yisrael Katz also asked King Salman to send newly appointed crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to Tel Aviv after describing shared interest in countering rival Iran.
I call upon Salman, the King of Saudi Arabia, to invite the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, to visit Saudi Arabia, you can also send your heir, the new one, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he's a dynamic person. He is an initiator. And he wants to break through.
Effect of the Paradigm Shift
Trump has already nominated more than three times as many judges as Obama had at this point in his presidency 21 compared with six for Obama.
The Most important thing you can do as president besides protecting your citizen is appointed judges that will have a lasting impact for 30 to 50 years