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Reports: Iran Envoy May Be Tapped to Head UN Cultural Body

The United Nations body in charge of education, culture, and science is reportedly likely to soon be headed by Iran — a sign of not only the U.N.’s cultural relativism, as well as its antipathy toward Israel, but also Russia’s increasing influence at the U.N. as the U.S. draws back.

A man dressed in a Santa Claus outfit hands a souvenir to an Iraqi Muslim boy in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI / AFP / HAIDAR HAMDANI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian Jihadist: Ban Christmas Celebrations in Islamic States

Abu Omar Almaqdesi, a senior Gaza-based Islamic State jihadist, said the soldiers and supporters of the Caliphate must not permit the celebration of Christmas in Islamic countries. He went on to describe the festivities as depraved, lewd and based on the blasphemous idea that Allah had an equal in Jesus.