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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

10 Replies to “CNN – Yemen rebels take U.S. Embassy vehicles, weapons”

  1. Myanmar revokes Rohingya voting rights after protests (BBC, Feb 11, 2015)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31421179

    “Rohingya Muslims will not be able to vote in Myanmar’s referendum after the prime minister withdrew temporary voting rights following protests. Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets following the passage of a law that would allow temporary residents who hold “white papers” to vote. More than one million Rohingya live in Myanmar, but they are not regarded as citizens by the government….”

  2. Malaysian cartoonist held for sedition over Anwar tweets (BBC, Feb 11, 2015)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31404498

    “Malaysian police have arrested a cartoonist for sedition after he condemned the judiciary for imprisoning opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar began a fire-year sentence on Tuesday for sodomising a former male aide in 2008. Cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque posted a series of tweets after the verdict accusing Prime Minister Najib Razak of influencing the judiciary. Rights groups have said sedition laws are being used to suppress dissent. Mr Zulkiflee, 52, also known as Zunar, was arrested at his home late on Tuesday after he posted a cartoon on Twitter showing Mr Najib as the judge in Anwar’s case….”

  3. UAE resumes anti-ISIS strikes (CNN, Feb 11, 2015)
    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/10/world/isis-syria-iraq/index.html

    “The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday resumed its participation in airstrikes against ISIS, the country said — its first publicly known foray against the terror group since it reportedly suspended attacks over concerns about pilot safety.
    UAE F-16s stationed in Jordan took part in morning attacks and returned safely to base, the UAE military said without saying where the strikes happened.

    A U.S.-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, where the Sunni Muslim extremist group has captured territory for what it calls its Islamic caliphate. The UAE halted its participation in the strikes in December because leaders were worried there were insufficient plans to save personnel who may be captured, a senior U.S. military official told CNN.

    The safety issue was highlighted by the case of Jordanian military pilot Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, whom ISIS captured in December after his jet crashed in Syria. Last week, ISIS released a video showing its fighters burning al-Kasasbeh to death.

    A representative of the UAE government told CNN that no comment would be offered about the airstrike suspension….”

  4. A total disgrace, and a propaganda victory for the Iranian backed Yemeni rebels. It has been alleged that the orders came from the State Dept. Expect more from this feckless and balless administration.

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