CORRECTION: The Brigitte Bardot story posted last night is old. It was shouted out by a radio host last night as new and I ran with it. My bad. However I think now might be a really good time for Ms. Bardot to ask for her money back
(I think all unbelievers should frankly. And if the EU grants this, I bet the synagogues will be awash with new converts)
One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate
(The EU has already decided to go with different rules for different peoples. The perfect recipe for the perfect storm. I can see them granting this on that basis)
Jews in Sweden have received numerous threats from Islamic groups in the days since the terror attacks in Paris that left 17 people dead, the head of the Jewish council told The Local.
Stockholm’s Jewish Community has received the bulk of the threats and has beefed up security at its premises across the capital in response.
“We have received emails and letters from Islamists containing threats. The police and security services have raised the threat level accordingly,” Jewish council chairwoman Lena Posner Körösi told The Local.
People queued at 7am for copies of the first edition since last week’s shootings
After seven days of terror and defiance, France lapsed into the surreal. Today people queued at 7am to buy a magazine while President François Hollande went up in the polls, and the previous night the Prime Minister Manuel Valls was cheered by his political enemies in the National Assembly. Parliamentarians all sang “La Marseillaise” together for the first time since the First World War.
More predictably, anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala was arrested on charges of “apologising for terrorism”. A week dominated by questions of democratic values and freedom of speech ended with the arrest of the serial provocateur for being provocative.
(If the UK government responds to this warning at all, it will likely be to make the non-Muslim British public even more helpless and defenseless. Tougher weapons control laws etc. selectively enforced against the indigenous Brits. Any bets?)
Britain will descend into “vigilantism” unless security measures are stepped up to counter the “vulnerability and fear” that people feel in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the former head of MI5 has warned.
Baron Evans of Weardale, who as Jonathan Evans worked for the Security Service for 33 years, also warned that the world faced a build-up of trained terrorists not seen since al-Qaeda ran training camps in Afghanistan before 9/11.
He spoke in a House of Lords debate as police forces prepared to deploy officers at newsagents selling a special issue of Charlie Hebdo depicting the Prophet Mohammed after extremists said it would “definitely” provoke fresh terrorist attacks.
At least two people have been killed during a terrorism-related police operation against suspected jihadists in Belgium, with initial reports of “several casualties”.
Local residents in Verviers, in the east of the country, heard a fusillade of machine gun shots and explosions.
“I heard like an explosion, followed by several shots,” a resident told RTL television.
Federal prosecutors told the Belga news agency there had been a police operation near the centre of the town but did not confirm there had been casualties.
6. Pakistan marches call of hanging of Hebdo cartoonists