1. UK: More than 35 women report being raped every DAY… up 36% in just 12 months to hit record high
The number of rapes in Britain hit a record high last year – with more than 35 women attacked every day according to official figures.
An extra 4,000 women were raped in the year to June than in the previous 12 months – a shock 36 per cent increase in a year – police recorded crime figures revealed.
Overall, 13,455 women reported being raped in 2013/14 – the highest in 10 years of recording the crime. Attacks on men, girls and boys also soared – with the number of rapes almost twice as high as a decade ago.
2. Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg
“We are living in Hamburgistan.” — Daniel Abdin, imam of Hamburg’s Al-Nour Mosque.
One politician has been repeatedly threatened with beheading as the price to pay for leading a fundraising campaign to provide food and water for Kurds in northern Iraq.
“As a society we must ask ourselves: how can it be that people who live in Germany and… born and raised here, are supporters of a brutal, inhuman and fundamentalist group such as the IS and attack peaceful protestors with knives, sticks and machetes. Here in Germany, the IS threatens to become a refuge for frustrated young people….” — Claudia Roth, Vice-President, German Parliament.
“Under no circumstances should [politicians who receive death threats] give in and change their stance, otherwise the extremists will have achieved their objectives.” — Wolfgang Bosbach, CDU official.
3. The Islamic State, and indeed Islam itself, produces two things. Suffering and videos. In this video, Islamic state mass murderers sing praise to their god after a hard day of killing his creation. The last few seconds I believe are a threat to Israel as the Islamic word for Jerusalem is Al Aqsa.
4. Meagan Kelly questions the honesty of the head of the CDC.
To be perfectly honest, now that I have seen what Obama did to NASA, the IRS, and how he has politicized any major government department he could, and that the head of the CDC is also an Obama appointee, it does not seem paranoid to suspect that he is deceiving the public for political reasons like the rest of them are. I believe, as one example, that Ebola does not have to hit a mucous membrane to infect you. The virus only has to get on your skin. I have this from a health care professional who was recently briefed on this. But it appears not to be public information. Any additional on this would be a public service, whether it corroborates this or proves it wrong.
5. Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people
(Can someone explain to me how this is not the Islamic State attacking Baghdad?)
BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens, authorities said.
The Islamic State group has overrun vast areas in western and northern Iraq as well as parts of neighboring Syria, and has vowed to destabilize and eventually take over Baghdad.
It claimed responsibility for the day’s deadliest strike. In that attack, two parked car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area in the northern Dolaie neighborhood, killing 14 civilians and wounding 34 others, a police officer said.
Residents angered by the failure of government forces to protect the neighborhood threw stones at police checkpoints and police cars that arrived to respond to the blasts. That prompted police to withdraw from the area.
Thank you Buck, M., Richard, Maria J. (Yesterday) and lots more. This is just post 1. More to come. The news is so fast and so ugly that keeping up with even the worst of it will cause carpel tunnel.
When the nurse in Spain caught Ebola the Spanish Doctors said she touched her cheek with an infected glove, this supports what you were told and what I have heard second from Doctors and Nurses around here.
No doubt correct. I just hate the “blame the victim” thing.
From what I have heard from Doctors and Nurses in this area if you get some bodily fluid on your skin you can catch Ebola.
Whole thing is creepy.
But it is keeping the news about IS, Benghazi, oil futures, South China Sea off the front pages before elections.
And the Obama administration has said they will tell us how dangerous Ebola is after the election. What do they know that they think would drive voters away from the Dems?
That’s completely crazy. Bad enough we link the two, but when the administration does, that’s un-American.
Obama is waiting until after the election to do several things that he knows will anger the voters.
‘ Lend Me Your Ears ‘ Episode 4 / Message From The British Detainee – John cantlie
Priest, air passenger among six hospitalized in Spain for Ebola tests
Spanish authorities reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms on Thursday, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight to Madrid and a Spanish priest who had recently been in Liberia.
Three of the cases were in the capital and the fourth in the Canary Islands, where a health source said two other people were admitted to hospital for precautionary monitoring.
The priest, who arrived in Spain on Oct.11, was being taken to hospital after developing a fever, one of the symptoms of the disease, the Spanish government’s Ebola committee said.
He was from the same religious order as two other Spanish priests who died in Madrid in recent weeks after contracting the deadly virus in West Africa, one in Liberia and one in Sierra Leone, they said.
Spain has been on high alert for Ebola after a nurse who cared for the two deceased priests in Madrid, Teresa Romero, became the first person outside Africa to become infected in the current outbreak. Her case prompted recriminations over how prepared the country was to deal with the disease.
Madrid authorities evacuated an Air France plane on Thursday after a passenger started developing tremors on a flight from Paris, Air France and airports operator Aena said. The person had originally traveled from Nigeria before taking a connecting flight.
The passenger was taken to Madrid’s Carlos III hospital – the same hospital where Romero is being treated and other suspected Ebola cases are being monitored – in an ambulance flanked by a police motorcade, television images showed. The driver was wearing full protective suit and goggles.
Another person, who was among a group of 68 being monitored for signs of Ebola because of links to Romero’s case, was also checked into the Carlos III hospital earlier on Thursday after developing a fever. Authorities had said the 68 were at low risk, but had to check their temperature regularly from home.
Spanish media quoted a spokesman for the government’s Ebola committee as saying the person in question was one of seven who had been transported in an ambulance that had been used to carry Romero before her Ebola diagnosis was known.
“In all of these cases, tests will be carried out, and results will be known in the coming hours,” the committee said in a statement.
Romero is still seriously ill, though stable. Another 15 people, including her husband, are still under hospital observation in Madrid but have shown no symptoms.
CANARY ISLAND PATIENTS
Three people were taken into hospital in Spain’s Canary Islands in possible Ebola-related cases, a health source from that region said.
One of them, a man who arrived in Tenerife on Oct. 12 from Sierra Leone, developed a fever on Thursday and was admitted to be monitored for suspected Ebola symptoms. Two other people who lived with him were also taken to hospital as a preventative measure for monitoring, the source said.
The Spanish government has stepped up its response to suspected cases of the deadly disease, after Romero’s infection prompted questions about whether Spain’s hospitals were prepared for a crisis on this scale.
Health workers have said the training and protective suits provided to hospital staff had been inadequate. Authorities on Monday pledged to ramp up training.
Nearly 4,500 people have died in the outbreak, nearly all of them in West Africa, out of a total of 8,997 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases reported in seven countries.
The United States, which is deploying up to 4,000 troops to West Africa to help contain the spread of the disease, has asked Madrid for permission to use U.S. military bases in Spain in its operation, a U.S. Defence Ministry source said on Thursday.
“None of the planes will transport patients or people suspected to have contracted Ebola, or who have been in contact with infected people,” he said. “Spain will have a right to inspect the planes and passengers.”
A decision is due to be announced on Friday when Spanish Defence Minister Pedro Morenes meets U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Washington. Madrid was set to agree to the request to use the bases at Rota near Cadiz and at Moron de la Frontera near Seville in southern Spain, the source said.
CNN – Epidemiologist: Nothing is slowing Ebola