1. Sarajevo on fire. Protests turn violent. BBC article here
2. Another video of the prison in Syria.
My trip through Security at JFK this afternoon was slowed when one of the agents spotted me holding a copy of the Jewish Press. He found it suspicious, brought it to another agent, and they had a discussion. At that point, my bags were opened and searched. Meanwhile, a woman in niqab – a veil covering the entire face except the eyes — walked through without incident. I saw no one ask her to lift the veil to check her actual identity against her documents.
Some Russian nationalists in Moscow are discussing a possible military annexation of Ukraine once the Sochi Olympics games have ended. It’s becoming increasingly common to refer to the anti-government protesters as “fascists” or “Nazis.” In the case of some groups, this characterization is not far from the truth. One anti-government activist, Dmitry Yarosh, is a follower of Stepan Bandera, who helped Hitler’s army evict the Red Army from Ukraine during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
Police sources say the 26-year-old man and the girl were “married” in an Islamic religious ceremony in the Hunter region last month.
The marriage has no legal standing in Australia because of the girl’s age.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly met the girl in the Hunter region last year and began an ongoing sexual relationship with her.
For several hundred years, people have thought of Britain as the epitome of modern civilisation and land of Enlightenment that gave rule of law, individual freedom and democracy to the world. In early decades of the 21st century, this image is being eroded, as pockets of Britain are being transformed into isolated enclaves, administered by Islamic clerics associated with different mosques and madrassas.
(Islam ‘Balkanizes’ everywhere it can)
Thanks to M, Wrath of Khan, Fjordman, Richard, Lina N,