1. Ok, so a dozen people at Charlie Hebdo are murdered in the middle of the day at work as well as four Jewish people at a grocery store because they are Jewish and for no other reason and the Independent makes muslims the victims because one kid got slapped and called a Paki allegedly and on top of that they use an actual jihadi attack at a Tesco against a Sikh as proof of Isamic victimhood by knowingly referring to the Sikh murder vic as “Asian” (A typical British euphemism for muslim) and calling the muslim convert who attacked him a white supremacist.
The good news is the teacher. The suggestion of wearing Charlie Hebdo cartoons on T shirts to affirm the Enlightenment is brilliant and brave even though it shouldn’t be brave or necessary.
In a gesture which could not be more emblematic of the economic importance of Saudi Arabia, the British government has declared all UK flags should be flown at half-mast to mourn the death of King Abdullah, sparking fury at Westminster.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) told Huffington Post UK the order had come from Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace said that it had come from DCMS.
(I am trying to find a translator for the video now which I hope to have up tomorrow)
4. Another public execution of a woman on the street. What is that joke about the difference between Saudis and Islamic State jihadis? The IS ones are too lazy to stone? Something like that.
(A muslim love story. And people wonder why Shakespeare wasn’t born in South Asia)
(Photo: Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
Two Christian women were aggressively beaten by a Pakistani Muslim man in the country’s capital of Lahore after the women prevented the attacker from abducting the daughter of one of the women.
According to Pakistan Christian Post, Nusrat Bibi and her sister Rani Bibi, along with their two daughters, were walking home from the local factory on an early December evening when a Muslim man approached the women and began molesting Nusrat’s daughter.
DAVOS, Switzerland — Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum.
In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors.
John Kerry on what U.S. partners need to do in the fight against ISIS
“We have to keep our heads,” Kerry said. “The biggest error we could make would be to blame Muslims for crimes…that their faith utterly rejects,” he added.
Thank you ML., M., Wrath of Khan, Richard, Yucki and so many who sent in links today.