(He must be concerned that they don’t have enough rifles and pressure cookers for all these idiots)
The leader of one of Ottawa’s largest mosques says he’s concerned about the spike in the number of young men who have wanted convert to Islam since October’s terrorist attack in the nation’s capital.
Samy Metwally, the imam at the Ottawa Mosque, said Wednesday that 15 to 20 people between the ages of 20 and 30 have come to him to convert since the Oct. 22 attack in which convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
Metwally said the number of potential converts since the attack is the highest he’s ever seen in Ottawa.
Metwally said that although he questions the intentions of some of the men, he doesn’t turn them away. Instead, he spends time with each of them to explain the teachings of Islam before they convert. What worries Metwally is when potential converts come to the mosque once but never return. (CBC coverage here)
Israeli report says developments violate agreements; guards say the chief security officer is establishing ‘a militia’
The US Consulate in Jerusalem is training a force of 35 Palestinians from East Jerusalem to serve as armed guards, particularly for consular trips to the West Bank’s Area A, which is off-limits to Israelis, it was reported on Wednesday.
The arrangement violates a 2011 agreement between Israel and the consulate, the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth stated, whereby only IDF combat veterans would be authorized to carry arms as consulate guards.
3. In the new video dictionary I am thinking of making, this will be the entry on the word ‘Dhimmitude’
4. The attack in Finland last night killing 2 men with an axe at a bar in Oulu, a city in North Finland, was committed by a Somali man it has been confirmed. The original link in Finnish is here,
5. Screen grab of French article about deaths in anti-terror op in Belgium last night. BBC link here
Thank you Maria J., Tundra T., M., Richard, Yucki, Carpe Diem, Point De Bascule and many more.
More to come tonight.