(And now we fully understand what globalization means. The people we made rich with our technology and capitalism and fair dealings by buying resources otherwise useless to the locals without Western inventiveness, then use that wealth to destroy us)
PESHAWAR / SHABQADAR / KP: Several bounties were announced on the staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Friday as protests against its publication of sacrilegious cartoons continued across the province.
Religious parties Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) announced a bounty of Rs100 million on the people who made and published the caricatures.
Hundreds of activists led by JI’s Abdul Mastan, JUI-F’s Amir Hidayatul Haq and ASWJ leaders protested against the cartoons on Friday in Shabqadar and adopted a declaration urging people to boycott French products.
2. Hundreds join ‘Je Suis Muslim’ rally in Sydney
More from Oz:
The Japanese government has branded a new audio recording purporting to be from one of the hostages pictured with Jihadi John ‘outrageous and disgusting’, but cannot confirm if it is genuine.
In the recording, a voice claiming to be that of Kenji Goto, 47, one of the Japanese men who appeared in the latest Jihadi John video, says his fellow captive Haruna Yukawa has been killed.
He blames the death on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and says he will be killed as well if ISIS’s new demand to release a failed female suicide bomber is not met.
The Japanese government has condemned the message, but say they cannot verify its authenticity after allegations that the Jihadi John video was also stitched together from several recordings.
This still image apparently showing Kenji Goto holding a picture of Haruna Yukawa’s body appeared alongside the recording, but some have said it looks photoshopped
(This may be the Islamic State video of the execution of the Japanese man, I can’t get it to play currently so no guarantees)
4. US Counter-terrorism paralyzed by Yemen?
Thank you M., Ted Ekeroth, and so many today. Its gonna be a long day so buckle up. More to come shortly.