News links for Feb. 14 2014 – 3

1. Bulgarian police detain 120 after mosque attack.

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian police detained more than 120 people on Friday after hundreds of nationalists and soccer fans attacked a mosque in the country’s second city Plovdiv, smashing its windows with stones.

Over 2,000 people had gathered outside a Plovdiv court as it heard an appeal case dealing with the return of an ancient mosque in the central city of Karlovo, taken over by the state more than 100 years ago, to Bulgaria’s Chief Mufti, the Muslim religious authority.

Here is footage of the actual ‘attack’ on the beachhead

2. Gunmen launch deadly attack on Yemeni prison
Yemeni security forces arrive at the central prison in Sanaa Security forces arrived at the prison in central Sanaa but could not prevent some inmates from escaping

Gunmen have carried out a deadly attack on the main prison in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

Seven policemen and three militants were killed in the fighting, the state news agency reported. It said a number of inmates had managed to escape.

No group has said it carried out Thursday’s attack, but Yemen is in the midst of an insurgency led by al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.

3. Valentine’s Day Comes Under Attack In Uzbekistan

Several universities have asked students to sign contracts affirming they will not celebrate the holiday on February 14.

Islamic clerics in Tashkent told RFE/RL that sermons against Valentine’s Day will be included in Friday Prayers.

Officials say Valentine’s Day contradicts the national traditions and mentality of the Uzbek people, as well as the religion of Islam.

4. Video report on Breivik’s demands for better video games.

(If I didn’t know it was in Norway, I would think it was Japan)

5. China: 11 ‘terrorists’ killed in restive Xinjiang region; suspect captured

(CNN) — Eleven “terrorists” were killed — eight by police, and three by their own suicide bomb — in a terrorist attack Friday in northwest China’s restive Xinjiang region, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Police captured a suspect in the attack, Xinhua reported, citing police.

6. Mass protests in Aman Jordan against Kerry’s peace plan.

7. Another report on muslims in CAR.

8. Somalia diverting arms to al-Shabab, UN report claims
Security personnel gather at the scene of an explosion near the entrance of the airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu -13 February 2014 Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on Mogadishu’s airport on Thursday.
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A UN report has warned that “systematic abuses” by Somalia’s government have allowed weapons to be diverted to warlords and al Shabab militants.

The report for the UN’s sanctions committee calls for the restoration of an arms embargo on Somalia that was relaxed last year.

It said a key advisor to Somalia’s president has been involved in planning weapons deliveries to militants.


Thank you M, Fjordman, Wrath of Khan,

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6 Replies to “News links for Feb. 14 2014 – 3”

  1. Bahrain policeman dies after protest anniversary bombing (BBC, Feb 15, 2014)
    “A policeman in Bahrain has died of wounds from a bomb blast during protests marking Friday’s third anniversary of the country’s uprising. The interior ministry said he was one of two officers wounded in a “terror blast” in the village of Dair. Another three policemen were injured by an explosion near the village of Dih. Protesters were marking the 2011 unrest fuelled by demands for more rights and an end to discrimination against the majority Shia community…”

  2. Look at this soviet commissar…

    ?EU to probe Spain over rubber bullets fired at migrants (BBC, Feb 15, 2014)
    “EU officials say they will ask Spain to explain why police fired rubber bullets at migrants trying to swim to the Spanish territory of Ceuta. Spain admitted that rubber bullets were fired, but said nobody was injured. At least 14 people drowned on 6 February as hundreds of migrants attempted to reach the North African enclave from Morocco. Together with a second Spanish enclave, Melilla, Ceuta represents the EU’s only land border with Africa. As a result the territories, both located along Morocco’s Mediterranean coast, have become a magnet for migrants seeking work or asylum in Europe. Many of those making the dangerous journey come from Eritrea and Somalia. But in the past year the migrant numbers from Syria have also soared because of the civil war there. The EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, said she was “very concerned” about Spanish police firing rubber bullets to deter migrants. She added that the actions of any EU state protecting its borders should be “proportionate”, and should respect fundamental rights and human dignity…”

  3. Norway, the country that wsa welcoming all immigrants, particular;y Muslims, is now deporting more criminal aliens and unwanted, then any other European country.

    Wonder why?

  4. Turkish legislators brawl over disputed bill

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill that would tighten the government’s grip on a judicial body after a tense, all-night session that saw two legislators injured in a brawl.

    The legislation, which would give the Justice Ministry increased control over a council which appoints and oversees judges and prosecutors, was endorsed Saturday.

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government proposed the bill as it fights a corruption scandal that implicated people close to him.

    Erdogan claims the corruption charges are a conspiracy orchestrated by followers of an Islamic movement which he insists has infiltrated the police and judiciary. The opposition says the bill, which still needs the president’s approval, limits the judiciary’s independence.

    Media reports said one legislator was hospitalized with a broken nose. Another broke a finger.

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