Some 11 British nationals have been murdered in the country since 2009, according to the Foreign Office.
Official FCO advice warns that western tourists have been victims of “vicious, unprovoked attacks by gangs” on the nearby island of Koh Phangan.
This is a few minutes out of a 90 minute presentation given by the Turkish nun on Friday Sept. 12 2014.
I hope to have the whole presentation ready for viewing within a day or so. But meanwhile, this is a few minutes of it worth seeing.
This is heartbreaking. I simply cannot imagine how this woman must feel. She must have steel nerves to do this interview and not utterly lose it. What greater horror can their be than that of a mother who loses her child.
Guns. What other religion wants to do a march down a main street with plastic guns?
Muslim Brotherhood people and symbols at Muslim day parade
Please add any others of interest in the comments. One must admire the muslims though for revealing so much of their beliefs and agenda in this parade and slap our own heads for sanctimoniously refusing to see what we are being told.
1. Stephen Crowder on, ‘How islamic is isis’
Authorities said the terrorist cell was planning to carry out imminent attacks in the capital Kampala.
Nineteen people have been arrested and are being interrogated about their intentions, a police spokesman said.
(This particular attack seems like it may have been personal. But clearly muslims have been trying to damage Thailand’s tourism as the bottom few paragraphs suggest)
Prosecutors say Kreshnik Berisha received weapons training and combat experience with the jihadist militants over several months last year.
He was arrested at Frankfurt airport last December while on his way home.
The trial – the first in Germany for alleged membership of IS – comes amid growing alarm at the potential threat posed by jihadis returning to Europe.
(Rep. West clearly is attempting to frame what he knows to be true into a package which is more widely salable. Even so he does an excellent job of it and manages to get some important truths out. One of them is that Netanyahu had predicted what would happen when Obama first started talking about troop withdrawal out of Iraq to Alan West)
(And fighting Nazi Germany tended to make Nazis living in the US more hostile. And fighting the cold war made communist agents within the US, especially Hollywood, more hostile. And fighting Chinese communists in Vietnam made all the chicken balls go more sour than sweet at communist sympathetic San Diego restaurants. And….)
7. This video claims to be of whimpering Islamic State fighters captured by someone or other.
(While this smacks a little of a kind of triumphalism, I do enjoy hearing these f*cks say something other than the usual aloha snackbar as they torture or kill someone and act like they have scored a winning touchdown in the Superbowl. More here)
(The original article puts ‘rescues’ in scare quotes. But I think its a fair term under the circumstances)
Islamic State’s head-chopping barbarity is not different from everyday Islamic cruelty, says Prof. Rafi Israeli.
(A few weeks ago, on the blogtalk radio program I host on Tuesday evenings (except this Tuesday) we spoke about vigilantism. What I said then holds well to this case. if the British judicial system was working well to represent the interests of the victims, to be a deterrent to criminals, and generally the pubic believed in the state’s ability to deliver justice and keep people safe, then she should have been arrested if she violently confronted her abuser as the law has to be allowed to take its course or its anarchy. However that is not the case now in the UK. The state has admittedly sided with the criminals although they phrase it differently. They knew about what happened and not only did nothing but interfered with those that tried to do something about it. Under these circumstances, the British public needs to rethink their relationship with the state or risk becoming some odd mix of North Korea a typical Islamic state)
A victim of Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal confronted a man she says groomed her – but was left shocked when she was the one arrested.
The woman was shocked when she saw the man walking through the town’s centre on Friday and decided to challenge him over the allegations.
But she was tackled by two police officers and pushed up against a wall during her ‘thuggish’ arrest, a witness has said.
Thank you Wrath of Khan, Yucki, M., DP111, Oz-Rita
Tommaso Ghirelli Bishop of Imola: “Muslims, be men of honour or go away.”
From the Nuovo Diario Messaggero: “We ask for the Muslims amongst us to take a stand against the persecutions and the violence. Otherwise they should have the courage to distance themselves from our land.”
Mohammed Sabir, president of the Islamic House of Culture of Imola, has decided to postpone any public announcement until the 11th September, the day of the commemoration of the victims of the attack on the Twin Towers of New York, regardless of the announcements of condmenation of ISIS by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia.
Thank you Par0 for the translation. H/T M for the video.
An original translation from SIMONXML
OPINION – Ferdows Kazemi – 09/14/14, 09:00
Open letter ‘Now the evil of your faith is taking over the world, it’s your turn to resist those who will not spare their own brothers,” writes Ferdows Kazemi in an open letter to her father.
Over the last two weeks I have been teaching the daughter of your brother Dutch. As you know, she has to become naturalized before she is finally reunited with her husband in the Netherlands. She’s a sweet girl and above all very eager to learn, like many girls in Iran. She can already say short sentences.
She asked our daughter, in Dutch: “Do you have a children’s book for me?” I was proud of her that she had only been here for two weeks and already could speak a complete and correct sentence. And even prouder that she asked for a book. Admittedly, a children’s book – just like I started 21 years ago – but a book.
Last week I let her hear a song, my favorite Dutch song with the lyrics. She had to listen and fill in the missing words in the text. Stef Bos sang “Daddy … and you believe in God. So you’re going to heaven. And I believe in nothing. So we will never meet again after death, never again after death”.
It does not matter how often I hear this song. This part of the text still touches me. Your cousin did not notice that I had tears in my eyes. She was busy filling in the holes in the text.
Dear Daddy, you believe in God and his Prophet Mohammad and I believe in nothing. I had already lost touch with your God and his prophet by my 21st. So, we grew apart; we do not understand each other. We did this without losing each other. You still pray that God forgives me for my wickedness, because you do think I am a good person.
And I have always loved you, despite my dislike of your God, because I think you’re a good man. But Daddy before your God forgives me for my wickedness, you must forgive me that I do not need forgiveness. I’m sorry to say that I can no longer defend your religion. I can no longer downplay so many crimes that your fellow believers in the world commit. “Can you explain so many crimes committed by Westerners in the name of civilisation”, would be your answer. No dad, I have no explanation for that either. But you know that I have always fiercely opposed that. I have never downplayed it. Now the evil of your faith is taking over the world, it’s your turn to resist those who will not even spare their own brothers and sisters. Continue reading