Entries by Middle East Media Research Institute

Russian Military Expert Evgeny Mikhailov: Wagner PMC Forces Want To March On Poland

They May Do So If Poland Tries To Realize Its Territorial Claims To Western Ukraine. Russian military expert Evgeny Mikhailov said in a July 28, 2023 interview on Tsargrad TV (Russia) that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s recent statements about the presence of Wanger PMC forces in Belarus and their desire to go to Poland is […]

Jordanian State Daily ‘Al-Rai’: We Must Protect Our Children From Disney’s Pro-LGBT Propaganda

In a column headlined “The Children Are In Grave Danger” in the Jordanian state daily Al-Rai, Sarah Taleb Al-Souhail, a Jordanian writer of Iraqi origin, called to protect children from the pro-LGBT+ agenda which she said is embedded these days in movies and games. Al-Souhail accused Disney and Netflix of deliberately spreading this content in […]

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev: The Nuclear ‘Apocalypse’ Is ‘Possible’ and ‘Quite Probable’

On July 2, 2023, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council and former president of Russia, published an article, titled “The Age Of Confrontation,” in the official Russian government daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta. In the article, Medvedev wrote that the world is in a confrontation far worse than that during the Cuban Missile Crisis. […]

Wagner Fighters Who Move To Belarus May Become Instructors In The Military, Secure Belarusian Interests In Africa

Russia | Special Dispatch No. 10700 On June 28, 2023, the Russian media outlet Vzglyad published an article titled “How To Manage The Legacy Of The Wagner Group” about the future of the Wagner Group mercenaries after the attempted mutiny that took place few days earlier.[1] As many Wagner group fighter are preparing to move to Belarus,[2] Belarusian military […]

The War In Ukraine – The Beginning Of The End?

Recently, there have been visible clashes between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and top American leaders. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, while generally supportive, has spoken about the slowness of the Ukrainian counterattack, and Zelenskyy, for his part, has complained that Ukraine’s Western allies have been “dragging their feet” with regard to their […]

Russian Academic Sergey Karaganov: Using Tactical Nuclear Weapons Against European Countries Will Prevent World War III; If I Were In Putin’s Shoes, I Would Do It; The U.S. Will Not Come To Europe’s Rescue

Russian intellectual Prof. Sergey Karaganov, who is the head of the Russia-based Council for Foreign and Defense Policy, said in a June 24, 2023 interview on Russia Today that using nuclear weapons in order to stop NATO’s aggressive expansion in Europe would be a difficult moral choice for Russia, but would ultimately save humanity by […]

As AI Developers Try To Sell Senate Hearing On The Technology’s Safety, Violent Extremists Are Planning To ‘Wreak Havoc’ With It

Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and antigovernment groups – racially/ethnically motivated violent extremists, aka REMVE – are discussing and posting about AI use on the main social media platforms that they favor. Privately and openly, they are talking about and testing and using AI, in addition to developing their own versions and recruiting engineers and teams for […]

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Anti-Regime Demonstrations In Baluchestan, Iran

Regime Security Opens Fire On Demonstrators, Arrest Citizens, Publicly Flog Man. This clip is a compilation of footage from Friday demonstrations in Baluchestan on January 27 and February 3, 2023. The videos were posted on posted on Iranian dissident journalist Masih Alinejad’s Twitter account and other social media outlets. In the clip, demonstrators can be […]

April 2022 Paper By China’s People’s Liberation Army: Military Can Use Balloons To Test Enemy Air Defenses

Following U.S. Downing Of Spy Balloon, Chinese Government Media Confirmed This In April 2022, the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) published a paper that focused on “special aircraft” and concluded that balloons could be used by the military to test enemy air defenses. Following the U.S.’s February 4, 2023 downing, over the Atlantic Ocean, of […]

The Iranian Monarchists Do Not Represent The ‘Multinational Iran’

Most of the opposition figures and groups want a new democratic republic to replace the authoritarian Islamic Republic. However, it recently made the news that a Persian-led group nostalgic for Iranian monarchy is endorsing exiled Reza Pahlavi, son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, to “lead a transition” when the Islamic Republic […]

Saudi Journalists: We Must Promote A Modernized Shari’a That Reflects The True Spirit Of Islam As An Answer To The Extremist Model Presented By The Taliban

A number of articles recently published in the Saudi press criticize the extremist model promoted by the Taliban in Afghanistan and by ISIS and the movements of political Islam. This model, they argue, does not reflect the true spirit of Islam and is based on a misguided implementation of the Islamic shari’a. It results from […]

German-Egyptian Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Islam Was Born With The Seed Of Civil War And Has Failed To Come Up With A Plan For Coexistence

The Shari’a Is Dwindling, And What Is Left Of It Is The Hijab And Sex!  German-Egyptian scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad said in an interview that was posted to the Brother Rachid TV channel on YouTube on November 17, 2022 that Islam has been “distorted” from the beginning and that countries that implement shari’a law such as […]

‘Allahu Akbar’ – ‘Allah Is The Greatest’ – A Jihadi Battle Cry

By: Y. Carmon This report will discuss jihadis’ use of the phrase Allahu akbar – meaning “Allah is the greatest” – as a battle cry during terror attacks. This subject has been discussed in previous MEMRI analyses, but there have been many attacks since carried out by jihadis in the West in which this battle […]

The Struggle Among The Political Elite Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran

The divisions within the Iranian establishment have deepened and become more evident than they had been because of the current uprising raging across Iran. These divisions seem to exist even among the Iranian clergy. Reformists condemn the government’s violent response while conservatives demand that protestors be “harshly punished” and “sentenced to death.” Iran’s Supreme Leader […]

ISIS ‘Breaking The Crosses’ and Other Ills

Issue 15 of the ISIS English-language magazine Dabiq from 2016 was titled “Breaking the Cross” by the terrorist organization. It was mostly an anti-Christian edition featuring theological arguments expanding on the much more succinct ISIS threat to the West that they would “break your crosses, take your women, and paint the White House black.”[1] The Islamic State’s […]