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15 December 2012

Iraqi Man Arrested in Romania, Suspected of Planning to Kill US and UK Diplomats


The 38 years old Khazar Karim Friad was detained by law enforcers on December the 13th, near the British Embassy in Bucharest. The Iraqi was in possession of a 7 inch knife and was plotting to physically injure and even to cause the death of several Western diplomats, it has been revealed in a press release from the Romanian Anti-terrorism Prosecutor’s Office (DIICOT). The targets were US and British diplomatic representatives posted to Romania, say the prosecutors. Investigators claim that the suspect is a follower of Saddam Hussein’s doctrine and thus was planning to avenge the military actions taken by Western powers on his country’s soil.

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10 June 2011

Survey: Three in Five Romanian Migrants Are There to Stay

Romanian migrants target low qualified jobs (Photo: Adevărul)

Around 60 percent of the 3 million Romanian migrants are not planning to come back to their motherland, it was revealed in a survey conducted by the Soros Foundation. They are saving up to 40% of their earnings abroad – which totalled 12 billion Euros in 2010 – and they are now sending less money to their families at home. The amount sent to Romania by the ex-pats decreased to 2.8 billion Euros in 2010, while the remaining 9 billions remained stored in Western banks, the same survey announced.

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15 April 2011

“Mister Gay” Romania, Under Threat From Extremists (Video)

Nicu Manea, 32, is Romanias contestant in the Mister Gay pageant

Scheduled to take place on Sunday, April the 17th, in Braşov, Romania, the “Mister Gay Europe 2011” pageant is under threat from the “New Right Wing” movement and heavily criticized by the Romanian Orthodox Church. “We don’t care what these people do at home, in their bedrooms, but we are totally against any public display of their lifestyle and it is against that display, planned to take place in the Bran Castle, that we are planning to make a stand”, said Tudor Ionescu, the president of the New Right Wing. “Christianity will always react to such events… Organizing this pageant during the Great Lent is a direct insult to Christianity, just like homosexuality is an insult to God”, said father Cristian Grigoraşi, an Orthodox priest, in an interview published on the New Right Wing movement’s web page. “Homosexuality is a disease, either innate or contracted because of propaganda”, added the priest. 

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5 April 2011

Convicted Paedophile James Connor Up For Appeal In Romania (Photos)

James Connor as he is being taken back to prison at the Appeal Court in Iaşi (Photo: Task Force Media)

Scottish lorry driver James Connor will appear on Thursday, April the 7th, before the Court of Appeal in Iaşi, Romania, in a bid for freedom. He has been convicted to a total of 22 years in prison by the Vaslui Tribunal, on four counts of child pornography and sex with a minor. According to the Romanian law, James Connor’s sentences will overlap and he is expected to serve only the longest term, of 8 years.

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23 February 2011

Paedophile Convict James Connor To Appeal

Convicted paedophile James Connor is going to appeal against the ruling that sentenced him to a total of 22 year behind bars in Romania. The announcement was made by his new barrister, Ciprian Mitoşeru. “Of course we shall appeal against the sentence. The court’s decision seems extreme to me, as long as the children declared one thing during the prosecution phase and then they changed their statements in court”, said Mitoşeru.

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13 January 2011

Offensive Dacia Duster Commercial Uses Ethnic Stereotypes

In language hard to describe, a new Dacia Duster commercial is running on the internet and has caused many Romanians to frown. The plot takes a British couple to a Dacia dealership, where they haggle with their dealer in harsh words, probably inspired from films about Gipsies. Here is the controversial video in question:

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11 January 2011

Cheeky Gabriela Explains “Shoplifting Incident”

In an exclusive interview on Romanian TV channel PRO TV, on Monday, Cheeky Gabriela gave her account of the “shoplifting” incident that occured in Britain.

“We had had a meeting on Tuesday about a part in a gangster movie in which we (the Cheeky Girls) were to play the leading parts. We got our scripts and then Gabriela went away for a few days to visit her boyfriend. She read the script and, on Friday, she took a break. She went to the store, bought a salad for which she paid and then she realized that she had forgotten to also buy a bottle of apple juice. She took the bottle and then she left”, tells Monica, Gabriela’s sister, interviewed as a guest on PRO TV’s “Happy Hour” talk show.

“I exited the store without realizing what I had done. It struck me that I hadn’t paid when the security guard came running after me. Things got even more serious when the police arrived. I am ashamed, but I didn’t do it on purpose. It was a bottle of juice that costs 2 pounds”, added Gabriela, also a guest at “Happy Hour”.

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4 January 2011

Mona Thwany: “I Totally Condemn Terrorism!”

This is the first official statement given by Mona Thwany in an exclusive interview for British tabloid News of the World. According to Taimour Abdulwahab’s wife, of Romanian origin, the alleged terrorist gave “no warning signs” about any radical Islamic tendencies. “He was a good husband, he liked to play with the children and his only flaw was throwing his socks around carelessly”, claims Mona Thwany. She admitted that Taimour started to spend more time on the internet, but she didn’t ask for explanations, as she tried to be “a good Muslim wife”. Thwany is outraged by the statements attributed to her own family by the British media, according to which she would have been responsible for her husband’s becoming a radical Muslim.

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20 December 2010

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16 December 2010

Mona Thwany’s Family: “Daily Mail Got It Wrong!”

“The Daily Mail printed the exact opposite of what we told them”, said on Wednesday Elena Nedelcovici, the grandmother of Mona Thwany, the wife of the suspected Stockholm suicide bomber. “They said I told them that Mona talked him into blowing himself up. It’s not like that at all”, said the woman, quoted by România Liberă. The woman thinks that the Daily Mail reporter that came to her house probably misunderstood the translation. According to her and to her husband, Vasile Nedelcovici, Mona was raised in a secular family by her mother, Mihaela, and her father, Iraqi national Ali Abdul Zahra Thwany. Mr. Thwany was an architect that never tried to impose islamic rules in his family, claim Mona’s family.

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