1. A Taliban sharia court in Afghanistan
(I wonder what Al Sharpton would say if we punished people by “blackening their faces” when convicted of a crime.)
A man has tried to strangle a police officer while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is great), the latest in a spate of attacks in France that have heightened fears of terrorism.
The latest assault took place in the eastern city of Metz on Friday when a man arrested for bag-snatching asked the officer to bring him a glass of water.
When the policeman opened his cell door, the 23-year-old lunged at him and tried to throttle him while shouting “Allahu Akbar”.
Other police officers saw the events on the video surveillance system and rushed to save their colleague, who had been thrown to the ground. His assailant was said to have a history of psychiatric problems.
(Just a little note for the idiots at the Telegraph.Uk. Anyone who doesn’t know the difference between God and Allah shouldn’t be allowed to drive. Because clearly they wouldn’t know the difference between a drive through McDonalds and a pedestrian cross-walk for the blind. The guy shouted “Allah hu Ackbar” according to your own article and God and Allah are galaxies apart. For one thing, god loves his creation while Allah commands his followers it slaughter it all)
(There is a very interesting video at that site where the CNN anchor asks someone who I would wager is a white convert to Islam in Nigeria, his analysis of the situation. The man answers somewhat honestly, that Boko Haram have probably taken these boys and young men as recruits, but the truth is, this is an old and traditionally Islamic practice of taking children as tribute or in raids as Janissaries and forcing them to be soldiers against their own people. Funny that he didn’t mention that)
4. Islamic State video with John Cantlie on the state of Mosul
(I wonder if you can get any of Robert Spencer’s books in those book shops)
5. People involved in Calgary shooting, even the victims, are not cooperating with the police. 7 people were shot at this party. Article here at The Toronto Sun. Police confirmed the man killed in a fusillade of gunfire at a New Year’s house party is Abdullahi Ahmed, 26. That name translates roughly as ‘slave of Allah, Mohamed.
(CNN)Two Sydney men have been charged with terror offenses, with one accused of possessing documents designed to facilitate a terror attack on Australian soil.
Sulayman Khalid, 20, from Regent’s Park in western Sydney, appeared in Parramatta Local Court Wednesday, after having been arrested at his home the previous day, police said.
He was refused bail, and is scheduled to reappear in court on February 18, court staff said.
The maximum sentence he faces is 15 years, police said.
Thank you Wrath of Khan, M., Richard, and all. More to come.