(If France has dismantled 15 networks on top of all the other arrests they have made since Charlie Hebdo/Jewish grocer and they still get attacked, one has to wonder how many networks they are. My guess is we will know within 10 days)
Christiane Taubira told an open meeting of the U.N. Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee on Tuesday that following last month’s attacks on the Charlie Hebdo weekly newspaper and a kosher supermarket that killed 17 people, along with the three gunmen, that international action is essential to combat the increase in terrorist attacks.
Federal officials have revoked the passport of an Iranian-trained Montreal imam once described by the RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team as a “subject of interest in an ongoing investigation.”
Ali Sbeiti, who was born in Iraq but has been a Canadian citizen since 1991, was notified in a Nov. 19 letter that his passport had been “invalidated” and that Passport Canada was reviewing his “eligibility for passport services.”
[…] The suspect, Craig Stephen Hicks, turned himself in to police later in the night and is being held in the Durham County Jail without bond. He was cooperating with investigators, police said Wednesday morning.
“Our investigators are exploring what could have motivated Mr. Hicks to commit such a senseless and tragic act. We understand the concerns about the possibility that this was hate-motivated and we will exhaust every lead to determine if that is the case,” said Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue.
But given the victims’ religion — they were Muslims — and comments the alleged shooter apparently left on a Facebook page, many social media users wondered what role, if any, the victims’ faith played.
5. In Shiia islamic tradition, Feb. 11 is ‘Islamic Victory Day’. This did not go unnoticed in Iran:
6. Swedish woman gets naked and parades herself to protest PEGIDA and support islam. (If ever there was a person who needed to read Origin of Species, this would be her.)
My last word in this post is to President Obama:
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