1. A large number of muslims in Israel demonstrate their feelings for France and all who won’t accept the supremacy of the pirate Mohamed etc. etc. at the Temple Mount.
Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly bizarre rhetoric continued this week when he told reporters Muslims have “never taken part in terrorist massacres” and appeared to blame the West for the recent Islamist attacks in Paris.
The NATO nation leader and western ally has moved his powerful nation further from its Constitutionally-mandated secularism in recent years, and has drawn criticisms for not doing more to stop the flow of foreign jihadis, who pass through Istanbul on their way to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. But Monday’s comments, against the backdrop of near-universal condemnation of the Islamist attack on French satirical tabloid Charlie Hebdo, could further isolate Erdogan from the West.
3. Obama also said something, while not quite equally bizarre, was certainly equally deceptive. The US does everything it possibly can to cover-up Islamic attacks and plots discovered in the US as part of its strategy to sell the idea that Islam is miscible with democracy to the world’s muslims. But if you look at the percentage of actual attacks plus attempted attacks and split the number of things which could have been islamic attacks but normal details are being kept from the public, down the middle and call half of them attempted or successful Islamic attacks, then look at the percentage of muslims in the US Vs. France of the UK, then the US actually has a larger problem.
4. Pakistan: Two journalists shot by police in Karachi clashes
A review of the Education Department’s handling of concerns about extremism in schools is “farcical”, a Birmingham headteacher has told the BBC.
The review said there were “no instances… where specific ‘warnings’ were ignored” or where officials or ministers acted “inappropriately”.
But Queensbridge School head Tim Boyes said the department “did absolutely nothing because it’s a thorny policy”.
Mr Boyes met a minister twice in 2010 to discuss his concerns.
6. Islamic State suicide attack near Baghdad
(When you see guys with beards setting up multiple cameras near your place, I suggest its a good time to consider fighting back)
7. Kent Ekeroth of the Swedish SD party asks the most obvious questions in the Swedish Parliament one could ask in the modern age, yet have been seemingly stricken from the list of possible word orders.
Thank you M., UK Pete, GoV., and many more.