1. Climate of Hate: His children are urged to kill him, he’s compared to Adolf Hitler and labelled a ‘denier’ – even though he’s Jewish. Disturbing article reveals what happens if you dare to doubt the Green prophets of doom
I’ve never supported the British National Party or the Ku Klux Klan. I’ve never belonged to the Paedophile Information Exchange, or denied the Holocaust, or made a penny from the banking crash.
But if you read The Guardian newspaper’s website, you might think otherwise. A commentator on it urged my own children to murder me.
He did so because of one of the many stories I’ve written for this newspaper about climate change. I first reported on the subject nearly six years ago: my article was about the ‘climategate’ scandal, where leaked emails showed university scientists were trying to cover up data that suggested their claim the world is hotter than at any time in the past 1,300 years may be wrong.
[…] In fact, Bluecloud is a Guardian contributor called Gary Evans, who is also a ‘sustainability consultant’ funded by Greenpeace. Ridley complained, but the statements stayed on the website for at least four days. Comments in support of Ridley were removed by the site’s moderators, because they did not ‘abide by our community standards’. In an email to The Guardian’s editor, Alan Rusbridger, Ridley pointed out that a Japanese hostage had just been beheaded by Islamic State.
BAGHDAD, – When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people’s ideas.
Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected the biggest repository of learning in the northern Iraq town, and loaded around 2,000 books — including children’s stories, poetry, philosophy and tomes on sports, health, culture and science — into six pickup trucks. They left only Islamic texts.
“These books promote infidelity and call for disobeying Allah. So they will be burned,” a bearded militant in traditional Afghani two-piece clothing told residents, according to one man living nearby. The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared retaliation, said the Islamic State group official had made his impromptu address as others stuffed books into empty flour bags.
(If Japan had not passed its largest ever military budget just last month this story would alarm me more than it does. For the moment I will live in hope that the Japanese are living the Roosevelt strategy. “speak softly, and carry a big stick“)
The Tokyo Shimbun apologized to Muslims for having reprinted a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed that was published in Charlie Hebdo following the massacre earlier this month at the Paris offices of the French satirical weekly.
“We have offended Muslims. We offer a candid apology,” The Tokyo Shimbun said in its Jan. 29 morning edition.
Earlier this month, The Tokyo Shimbun, which is published by The Chunichi Shimbun, ran the cover of Charlie Hebdo’s first edition published after gunmen killed a number of reporters and cartoonists on Jan. 7 at its offices in the French capital. The cover depicted a caricature of Mohammed.
“We did so to give readers food for thought in posing the question of whether (the Charlie Hebdo cartoon) concerns freedom of expression or is just an insult to the religion,” the Jan. 29 apology said. “We had no intent to insult or provoke Islam.”
IS has even named a regional leader for South Asia – a former Pakistani Taliban commander, Saeed Khan. […] Militants in southern Afghanistan continue to be mostly loyal to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. There is little evidence of any prominent Afghan groups joining IS, except a disaffected commander in the Helmand region.
(This next bit is an excellent example of the islamic zeitgeist. Competing brutality. I’m surprised the BBC printed it:)
There is also speculation that Mullah Fazlullah’s group carried out the massacre of school children in Peshawar last month to match the brutality of IS before the IS regional chief Saeed Khan could launch his own maiden attack in the region.
(A war between the Islamic State and the Taliban would be a true ‘B&P event’. (Beer and popcorn)
(I have a suggestion: Why not give the pilot a supply of champaign and caviar, as much as he may want at any given time, the rest to be kept properly chilled, and let him beat on Islamic State leaders until he passes away from exhaustion in 20 or 30 years?)
7. Islamic State video Iraq:
Thank you Draculea, Don C., M. Don inks and . and many more and much more to come. Waiting on uploads.