News links for Oct. 20 2013 – 3

1. Egypt gunmen open fire on Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo

Three people, including a girl aged eight, died when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo.

At least nine others were wounded in the attack in Giza, officials said.

Video of aftermath below and article by AINA here

2. Omar Khadr’s millions: The fight for financial damages

Why Canada will almost certainly have to cut the convicted terrorist a very big cheque

3. Egyptian police fire teargas as Islamist students protest

Protesters from the Muslim Brotherhood clash with opponents of ousted Egyptian president in the Egyptian capital Cairo on October 4, 2013

Protesters from the Muslim Brotherhood clash with opponents of ousted Egyptian president in the Egyptian capital Cairo on October 4, 2013

4. Iraq suicide bombing hits Baghdad cafe in Shia Amil area

At least 37 people have been killed by a suicide bombing at a cafe in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, say officials.

At least another 42 people were injured in the attack in the mainly Shia Amil district of the city.

5. ‘Erotic video’ displayed in Greek mosque angers Turk society

A video work that was put on display at a former mosque at the Thessaloniki Biennial has caused controversy among Turks due to allegations of eroticism, resulting in its removal from the exhibition.

Although the Alaca ?mare Mosque is now closed to worship, local Muslims from the Eastern Macedonia-Thracian Muslims Education and Culture Association complained after the video from French artist Ange Leccia, titled “Nimfea,” was projected on the wall of the mosque, depicting a seemingly naked woman down to her chest.

The group complained about the video to Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Butaris, prompting authorities to move the installation to another site, especially after Turkish tourists visiting Greece during last week’s Eid al-Adha holiday saw the video and similarly expressed their anger.

In their complaint, the group said Greek authorities should respect religious sensitivities, even if Alaca ?mare is no longer used as a mosque.

Turkish Ambassador to Athens Kerim Uras had also called on Greek officials to remove “Nimfea” from the space.

6. Tahiti’s first mosque closes one day after opening

The city administration of Papeete has forced French Polynesia’s first mosque to close – one day after it was opened by a new imam from France.

The opening caused an uproar and prompted the presidency to restate that the French constitution guarantees freedom of religion.

Walter Zweifel reports…


Thank you M, EDL Buck, Yucki, Taffy in Canada, Wrath of Khan and all.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

5 Replies to “News links for Oct. 20 2013 – 3”

  1. 2/ The pious, smugly self-righteous, self-congratulatory Canadianness on display in many of the comments to the Maclean’s article is sick-making.

  2. #2 A portion of any damages the Kadr receives will go to support future terrorism.

    Any judge that hands a legal victory to Kadr will have blood on their hands.

  3. Russia bus blast by female suicide bomber

    A female suicide bomber struck a passenger bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd on Monday, killing five people and injuring 32 others, officials said.

    The explosion was the first on a bus in Russia since a female suicide bomber blew herself up in 2008 in the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency is simmering.

    Volgograd is located about 650 kilometres to the northeast of the North Caucasus, but Monday’s bombing was certain to add to security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. Sochi sits to the west of the North Caucasus, along the Black Sea.
    volgograd russia map

    The suspected bomber was identified as 30-year-old Naida Akhiyalova. (Google)

    The suspected bomber was from Dagestan

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