1. Egyptian airstrikes kill 64 IS militants in Libya: Libyan army spokesperson
Egyptian airstrikes killed 64 Islamic State (IS) militants, including three of their leaders, in Libya’s coastal cities of Derna and Sirte, Libyan army spokesperson Major Mohamed Hegazy told Ahram Arabic news website on Monday afternoon.
In the early hours of Monday, the Egyptian army, in coordination with the Libyan army, carried out air strikes against IS targets in Libya, he said.
Possible footage of this strike?
“I am deeply moved and shocked,” the 20-year-old told AFP in a telephone interview from Copenhagen.
“I would never have believed the terrorist was a classmate, that it would be a boy who helped me when I was run over outside school,” she said.
“When I was run over, he ran to me and helped me get back to school.”
But three days later, in late 2013, the young man — who police said had a history of violence and weapons offences — stabbed a passenger on a Copenhagen commuter train and went to jail.
Several Danish media have identified 22-year-old El-Hussein as the gunman behind two fatal shootings in Copenhagen at the weekend who was later shot dead by police.
3. DERNA – LIBYA – FEB 16 2015
European leaders have reacted with anger at Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extraordinary plea for Jews to leave Europe to escape the rising tide of antisemitic terror attacks.
Netanyahu said that Europe was no longer a safe haven for Jews following terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, adding that Israel is now the only country in the world where Jews can feel safe.
The remarkable comments were promptly savaged by the leaders of France, Germany and Denmark, and were met with fury from Jewish groups.
French President Francois Hollande said. ‘I will not just let what was said in Israel pass, leading people to believe that Jews no longer have a place in Europe and in France in particular,’ while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government is doing everything possible to protect Jewish sites.
(I think Bill Shakespeare said something that applies perfectly to contemporary European leaders who say exactly what Hollande and the PM of Denmark are saying about the statements by Israel: “…Full of sound and fury; signifying nothing”)
(For anyone curious about the intellectual honesty of Noam Chomsky, one needs only read his book on free speech, Manufacturing Consent, and then realize that as a university prof. he has never once cited any leftwing restriction on political opinions anywhere and especially on campus in the guise of ‘speech codes’ where he has to be surrounded in it every day)
“Over 55 percent of colleges we surveyed have speech codes that wouldn’t stand court challenges,” says Lukianoff. “These colleges include Jacksonville University, which forbade students to offend anyone, or this other college that had a rule against ‘inappropriately directed laughter.”
Since the “soft method” — trying to win the public opinion, exposing the absurdities of speech codes — wasn’t working, FIRE decided to drop the gloves and go to court to affirm First Amendment rights. And even when colleges are cornered with their nonsensical codes, they still act like victims.
7. Now this is interesting. It seems that the White House refused to give telemetry to the Egyptian army to assist them in making strikes against Islamic State targets. Go figure! Now why would that be?
They removed flowers from the site where he was killed, saying that it was not Islamic tradition to lay flowers for the dead. But it is noteworthy that there were flowers at the site where Omar El-Hussein was killed at all. That shows support for his murders as much as does the removal of the flowers by these pious youth. Note also how they were claiming victim status, saying they were disenfranchised and discriminated against. The implied threat here is that the Danish will face more jihad murders unless they come across with more jizya.
“Youth removing flowers from murder site,” Nyhederne (translated), February 16, 2015 (thanks to Benedict):
Thank you M., Dan F., UK Pete, Yucki, and more.