(And that is only to Israel. I wonder what it is if you include Quebec, the US and UK?)
Thousands of Jews from throughout France participated Sunday in an aliyah information fair in central Paris, organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the World Zionist Organization.
Participants met with representatives of dozens of Israeli organizations and institutions, including government ministries and local authorities, and received information on opportunities for life in Israel, aliyah programs for young people, educational programs for teenagers, employment counseling, and more.
According to Jewish Agency figures, immigration from France has risen sharply since the start of the year with 854 new olim arriving in Israel during the months of January and February, compared to 274 in the same period in 2013.
(While I am sure that many indigenous Frenchmen are delighted with this, I hope they are equally as pleased with their new residents from muslim countries as they are with the results of their efforts)
2. The US would walk nearly a half million dollars for a camel. And a needle. At least in Pakistan.
KANO, Nigeria – Witnesses and an official say angry Muslim youths set ablaze a Catholic church and tried to destroy an attached school in northern Nigeria over an alleged insult to the Prophet Muhammad.
Witness Tukur Musa says soldiers on Monday stopped the mob from setting ablaze the school in Funtua town in Katsina state, but they arrived too late to save St. Rita Catholic Church
(The article goes on to say that “religious strife” is common in that region, but fails to give a single example of Christians burning down a mosque because they were offended by an exam question within one. Maybe its time though)
The official, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak with the media, said Monday that the vehicle was packed with 173 kilograms (381 pounds) of explosives and was meant to target a shopping mall in Mombasa. The official said the two arrested men spoke on the phone with militants in Somalia connected to the Westgate Mall attack.
Panorama has found that Lutfur Rahman, the Bangladeshi mayor of Tower Hamlets, has more than doubled funding recommended by officers for Bengali-run charities.
Opposition councillors say they believe the grants were made in return for electoral support. Mr Rahman categorically denies the accusation. In 2010, residents of Tower Hamlets voted in Britain’s first directly elected Asian mayor.
(Video at site. I hope to be able to embed today’s Panorama expose on this issue soon)
6. Why ‘Moderate Islam’ is an Oxymoron Raymond Ibrahim
Both terms—”moderate” and “extremist”—have to do with degree, or less mathematically,zeal: how much, or to what extent, a thing is practiced or implemented. As Webster‘s puts it, “moderate” means “observing reasonable limits”; “extremist” means “going to great or exaggerated lengths.”
A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt.
The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast.