The Quebec mosque story trickles to the English media and much more: Links 4 on Jan. 20 – 2015

1. Palestinian propaganda video encouraging people to murder jews at prayer.

2. Israeli source: We meant to target low-ranking guerrillas in Syria, not Iranian general

An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said on Tuesday.

The remarks by the Israeli source, who declined to be identified because Israel has not officially confirmed it carried out the strike, appeared aimed at containing any escalation with Iran or the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla group.

3. Thanks to Islam, in Pakistan prophets are through the roof in the coffin business

4. VICE News on the human cost of war in the Central African Republic

5. U.S. top court rules for Muslim inmate over prison beard ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Arkansas policy prohibiting inmates from having beards violated the religious rights of a prisoner who had wanted to grow one in accordance with his Muslim beliefs, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

The justices, on a 9-0 vote in a closely watched case involving prisoner Gregory Holt, rejected the state’s reasoning that the policy was needed for security reasons to prevent inmates from concealing contraband.

(How about the argument that these guys are in prison because they did not respect the rights of everyone else int he country and so they forfeit theirs for a while, often in a far less draconian way than they disrespected the rights of their victims?)

6. English media BEGINS to pick up on only some of the enormity of the Quebec media expose of yesterday. (We will start producing translated videos soon)

CTV News on one Quebec mosque and associated public school

7. Rome Calls for More Security to Protect Against Attacks

Rome’s mayor says 500 extra police officers and dozens of soldiers have been requested to strengthen security at sites in the Italian capital that could be targets for terror attacks.

Mayor Ignazio Marino said he hopes the interior and defense ministries will quickly send in the security forces authorities have requested.

But he stressed that Rome’s prefect, or top security official, said at a briefing Tuesday that current information from the Interior Ministry “tends to rule out an imminent possibility of terrorist attacks in our city.”

 

Thank you M., CB Sashenka, and all. More to come I’m pretty confidant.

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14 Replies to “The Quebec mosque story trickles to the English media and much more: Links 4 on Jan. 20 – 2015”

  1. #1
    At least they show a little lueur of self awareness in showing that it takes a whole group of those cowardly Hamas=IS vermin, armed to the teeth with (Obama/Hollande?) arms to murder ONE unarmed Jew. ?

    Once more I have confirmation that I am on the right side. Where is that video about “what side are you on” that yucki posted recently?

  2. #1
    At least they show a little lueur of self awareness in showing that it takes a whole group of those cowardly Hamas=IS vermin, armed to the teeth with (Obama/Hollande?) arms to murder ONE unarmed Jew. ?

    Once more I have confirmation that I am on the right side. Where is that video about “what side are you on” that yucki posted recently?

  3. ISIS Has First Gunfight With the West (abcnews, Jan 20, 2015)
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/isis-gunfight-west/story?id=28356489

    “This past week marked the first firefight between western forces in Iraq and ISIS militants.

    Until now neither the United States nor any other member of the coalition could say they’d fired on ISIS from anything but an aircraft overhead.

    That changed when Canadian Special Forces came under heavy mortar and machine gun fire while working alongside Iraqi forces near the front lines with ISIS, prompting the elite team of trainers to return fire. Brigadier-General Michael Rouleau, commander of the Canadian Special Operations Forces, said Canadian and Iraqi snipers managed to push the enemy back.

    Almost as soon as the team got close to front lines, the attack began. “This is the first time this has happened since our arrival [in Iraq] and our reaction is wholly consistent with the inherent right of self-defense,” Rouleau told Canadian reporters in Ottawa on Monday. “I’m satisfied to report to Canadians that their Special Forces are helping the Iraqis in northern Iraq materially in this dangerous struggle against ISIL.”

    Rouleau also revealed that his forces have been acting as so-called “forward air controllers,” essentially acting as eyes on ground who can point out targets for coalition airstrikes. It’s a role that U.S. commanders have yet to employ for their own forces for fears of violating President Obama’s commitment not to put U.S. “boots on the ground.”

    This week’s attack on Canadian forces demonstrates how dangerous that role can be…”

  4. US Military Ready If Needed to Evacuate US Embassy in Yemen (abcnews, Jan 20, 2015)
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-military-ready-needed-evacuate-us-embassy-yemen/story?id=28357347

    “With the worsening security situation in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa, the U.S. military has moved two Navy amphibious ships into the Red Sea to assist with any potential evacuation of U.S. embassy personnel should the State Department order its personnel to leave the country, Pentagon officials said today.

    The U.S. embassy there remains open as of now.

    A State Department spokesperson told ABC News that officials are “continuing to closely monitor developments in Yemen and will adjust the embassy’s security posture response in accordance to the situation on the ground.”

    “The embassy has been operating with reduced staffing and heightened security since going on ordered departure on September 24, 2014,” the spokesperson said. “We are deeply concerned about the turn of events in Yemen over the last few days, including the ongoing attack on the Presidential palace, and call for immediate cessation of hostilities.”

    In recent days, Houthi tribal fighters have moved into the capital of Sanaa and surrounded key government buildings, including the Presidential Palace, U.S. officials said. The whereabouts of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi remain unknown. ..”

  5. Shiite Rebels Shell Yemen President’s Home, Take Over Palace (abcnews, Jan 20, 2015)
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/yemeni-official-president-shiite-rebels-holding-talks-28341623

    “Shiite rebels shelled the residence of Yemen’s leader and swept into the nearby presidential palace Tuesday in what a top army commander said was an unfolding coup.

    President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi — an important U.S. ally in the fight against the highly lethal Yemeni branch of al-Qaida that claimed responsibility for the newspaper-office attack in Paris — was unharmed, authorities said. But his grip on power appeared increasingly precarious.

    The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, took over the capital Sanaa in September as part of a long power struggle with Hadi and effectively govern several other cities as well.

    It was unclear whether they intend to seize power altogether or allow the internationally backed president to remain in office.

    In a lengthy speech aired by the group’s TV network, rebel leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said that “all options are open” and that the escalation “has no ceiling” if Hadi does not speed up implementation of a U.N.-brokered peace deal.

    That deal would grant the Houthis greater power over a commission that has been assigned to draft a new constitution and outline a new federal system. Critics of the Houthis say they are using the U.N. deal as a pretext to seize more power….”

  6. Coffins? Are you kidding me? In Europe they make a huge fuzz and force authorities against all reg’s to allow them to bury them just wrapped in sheets. But in Pukestan they use coffins? I’m baffled.

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