News links for Feb. 18 2014 – 1

1. Swiss jets not scrambled over hijacked plane because ‘airbases closed at night’

(reminds me of the old joke about astronauts attempting a night landing on the Sun when its safe)

2. Saudi Arabia: Courageous women at the forefront of change:

Deutshe Welle – video – Saudi Arabia:  In Saudi Arabia, women are forbidden from driving and from appearing in public without a male guardian. Madiha al Ajroush has defied that ban. The photographer and activist is a veteran of the campaign to lift the ban on women’s driving. She’s often frustrated by the slow pace of change in her country, both in popular attitudes and in laws.

3. It would appear that ISIS troops killed civilians before withdrawing from Aleppo

4. CNN shows brutality of radical group ISIS in Syria

(ISIS: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)

5.  Middle-class British pupils are worse at maths than children of Shanghai cleaners: Youngsters from deprived backgrounds in Chinese city are year ahead of children in the UK

(So I guess it is more than just environment and bad parenting after all. Hmm. That should wrinkle a few feathers at the Frankfurt school)


Thank you Lena N, M, Wrath of Khan

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10 Replies to “News links for Feb. 18 2014 – 1”

  1. Channel 5 Big Immigration Debate Sparks Fury Over Anjem Choudary Appearance

    […]on the debate, an interview was broadcast of radical preacher Anjem Choudary with Nick Ferrari who was hosting the debate with Anne Diamond. Choudary warned Britain that the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby may not be a one-off shock incident.

    The extremist Muslim cleric said “there will be other Lee Rigbys” on UK shores.

    The former spokesman for Islam4UK did not condemn the killing of Fusilier Rigby and claimed British soldiers are going to Muslim countries and “killing people”.

    Choudary said: “Afghanistan is not occupying Britain. Britain (sic) are going to Muslim countries and killing people.

    “This will have repercussions in this country and unless we wake up to this fact, there will be other Lee Rigbys.”

  2. SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Charles does the ‘ardha’.. Saudi style

    […]The heir to the British throne also makes an attempt at the ‘ardha,’ a folklore dance indigenous to Saudi Arabia performed at celebrations or cultural events. The performance, carried out by men carrying swords, is typically accompanied by drums and spoken poetry.

    The prince arrived in the kingdom late Monday as part of a four-day Middle East tour which includes a visit to Riyadh and a quick stop over in Qatar.

  3. Economic poverty does not necessarily mean parenting is bad parenting. You could have poor parents who install in their children the value of education and study.

  4. Arun very true it is a combination of nurture and nature, but I will agree that nature plays a larger role then it is currently politically correct to talk about.

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