The number of executions carried out by Iranian authorities — often hanging dubiously convicted citizens from construction cranes in public — has risen sharply since President Hassan Rouhani took office in August, a surge most likely because of a secret power struggle within Iran’s notoriously veiled political system.
2. On this page, another tiresome and desperate attempt to force the murder of Lee Rigby into the acceptable socialist narrative.
(Personally I find this both tiresome and infuriating. The ruling elite refuse to listen to what the man actually says or his history and friends and so on. Instead, trying to find any credible sounding person with credentials to make up some crypto-Freidian mumbo-jumbo to detract his actions from Islamicly motivated to anything, and I mean ANYTHING else. They would find a chef if they thought they could get away with it and claim it was because his eggs weren’t cooked properly before they will listen to what the man actually said when he slaughtered Rigby and everything he, and his trainers such as Anjem Choudary actually said about it)
3. More advanced technology continues to mean easier totalitarian rule. EU plans to install devices to cars to allow police to turn them off remotely.
BEIRUT – Al Qaeda fighters killed the leader of a rival Islamic brigade in a twin car bombing near Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, an attack likely to further exacerbate rebel infighting even as government forces continued their intense shelling of opposition-held areas of the city on Sunday.
(More guns to Syrian ‘rebels’ and Al-Qaeda please!)
7. Fjordman points out a very important aspect of Islamic Vs. everyone-else culture in this article about the domestication of camels here. Below, Fjordman’s observation:
This story is interesting for several reasons. The camel is a very important animal in the Middle East, which means that this subject is important in itself. However, notice that two Israeli Jewish scholars have been doing serious scientific and archaeological studies, even though their results contradict the Jewish religious scriptures and a literal reading of the Hebrew Bible. In contrast, no Saudi Muslim scholar would ever publish results based on serious scientific and archaeological studies contradicting Islamic scriptures and a literal reading of the Koran. Archaeological digs are banned in Saudi Arabia, for locals and outsiders alike:
(Video at link)
Private Egyptian TV channel Al Tahrir at the weekend aired an amateur-quality video of the arrest in a Cairo hotel room of two journalists with the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera on 29 December.
With dramatic music added, the video shows the foreign channel’s head of the Cairo bureau, the Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian journalist Peter Greste — who asks for an interpreter.
Security officers are heard questioning the pair, but they are not shown. The journalists say they don’t have the accreditation to work in Egypt, but have applied for it. Equipment is filmed in the hotel room that Fahmy says is serving as temporary work-space until an office can be found. Then the two are taken away in a police van.
Thank you M, Fjordman, and many more. Shortly, I will be posting more material from Quebec. IMO, the locus of counter-jihad news and activity at this time.