1. On the matter of Jewish people being asked to register in Ukraine. Here is another article which claims to be able to straighten the record.
The Donetsk Jewish community dismissed this as “a provocation,” which it clearly is. “It’s an obvious provocation designed to get this exact response, going all the way up to Kerry,” says Fyodr Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs. “I have no doubt that there is a sizeable community of anti-Semites on both sides of the barricades, but for one of them to do something this stupid—this is done to compromise the pro-Russian groups in the east.”
The U.S. is sending helmets, sleeping bags and generators to support the Ukrainian military — but stopped short of approving other items the interim government reportedly says it needs to stand up to the might of Moscow, saber-rattling on its doorstep.
(You know, I bet the US has a few million old DVD’s of Get Smart, Rat Patrol and I dream of Jeanie they could send the Ukrainian troops as well)
“The songs of praise to God are banned here.” — Police officers to Christians, Turkmenistan.
“Meanwhile, an increasing number of people are being incarcerated for crimes of opinion and defense of religious freedom.” — Asia News
As happens at Christmas every year throughout the Muslim world, Christians and their churches were especially targeted—from jihadi terror strikes killing worshippers, to measures by Muslim authorities restricting Christmas celebrations.
A report in the New York Times revealed that security staff at Google initiated the messaging of Gmail users after they discovered information about the people behind certain cyber-attacks, which are said to come from foreign sources, especially the Middle East. […] Perhaps one of the most important ways to protect your Gmail account is to use the two-step verification service that Google recently introduced.
Other ways to protect yourself, include: …
5. An interview with Phyllis Chesler on her new book, and about islam in America and her time in captivity in Afghanistan
Virtually nothing. A confidential report of the French intelligence services, acquired by ‘Le Figaro,’ reveals that, in an insidious manner, a type of Islamic communitarianism is closing in on several French educational institutions.
DMF Wearing of the veil in schoolyards, demanding halal meals in the canteen, chronic absenteeism during religious festivals, clandestine prayers in the gymnasiums or corridors… In an insidious manner, Muslim communitarianism is occupying territory within the French educational system.
Thank you Leo, M, Fjordman, ML, Oz-Rita, SueK, and many more. Still not caught up.