1. YEMEN – French development worker abducted by armed men
(My God Yemen is now nearly as bad as Marseille)
The country’s public broadcaster, Yle, has divided the reading into 60 half-hour segments, including a discussion between two experts on the context and meaning of each part. Beginning on 7 March, the project is “intended to increase people’s knowledge of the Koran and Muslim culture in Finland”, Yle says on its website. A leader from Finland’s Muslim community, Imam Anas Hajjar, will discuss each section with Professor Jaakko Hameen-Anttila, who translated the text into Finnish
(The article goes on to discuss interpretation, showing that none of the parties know or will admit to the fact of legal interpretations of koranic passages called ‘tasfirs’ which would solve the issue but not in the way the imam wants I suspect)
The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan — information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private, and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Department of Defense.
(Robert Spencer explains this as politics. He is being kind. I add this to how they leak every Israeli move for solid defense reasons in a manner which may force an Israeli-Syrian war no one wants and I get a pattern that doesn’t look good for the USA)
(But wait till you see how the BBC spun the results of that poll in the headline. And no speculation on what percentage of those who refused to answer either. So I will. 100% agree with the 27% who admit it)
(Once again the Daily Mail shows it is one of the last men standing in terms of media telling the truth and showing the news. When they manage to take that down, the debate will move to a whole new level)
(Actually I believe it is third in the world after South Africa and Botswana)
Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 1,472%. Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.
Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists. One should, however, keep in mind that in statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes.
In an astounding number of cases, the Swedish courts have demonstrated sympathy for the rapists, and have acquitted suspects who have claimed that the girl wanted to have sex with six, seven or eight men.
Iran’s armed forces launched a speedboat attack on a giant model of a US aircraft carrier on Wednesday as the Revolutionary Guard staged military exercises in the Gulf.
The aim of the drill was to practise how to sink an American carrier, at least two of which patrol the Gulf at any given time.
On Monday night, swastikas and death threats were left on four cars in a Montreal apartment building’s parking garage, frightening the residents living there.
Daniel, one of the residents whose car was damaged, described the scene: “There were four cars with swastikas on them, and five cars with envelopes on them, and on the white envelopes there were swastikas on them. The swastikas were huge. They covered pretty much the majority of the hood.” He also said a neighbor’s car’s windshield was smashed and a pickaxe lay next to the car.
The State Department has helped to relocate tens of thousands of refugees from the war-torn African nation of Somalia to Minnesota, where they can take advantage of some of America’s most generous welfare and charity programs.
But the effort is having the unintended consequence of creating an enclave of immigrants with high unemployment that is both stressing the state’s safety net and creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.
In the fiscal year that ended in September, Minnesota welcomed 1,118 Somali refugees arriving directly from Africa, most of them without family ties to the state, according to State Department statistics. Overall, more than 30,000 Somalis live in the midwestern state comprising the nation’s largest concentration of Somali immigrants, according to U.S. Census data.
Thank you M., Draculea, antikythera, Oz-RIta, Richard, and all. More to come.
Many people have sent in a number of links about what seems to be synchronized drones over French landmarks at night. I haven’t posted them because I am still thinking about it. Anyone can google for it and get them of course but I remain puzzled. If this was a muslim plot to attack, why not attack? Once they have them in the air and in location it doesn’t make sense to do it again for real as countermeasures will surely be in place and jamming digital radio signals cannot be that hard. Also I am reluctant to add to anti-drone hysteria as its one of the last fun and useful things that Joe Public can do both for fun and aerial photography and videography, and like many things it has potential in the wrong hands to do damage, the problem cannot be in the tools it has to be in the culture of those that would pervert the tool to an evil purpose.
So long as governments, encouraged mostly by the left side of the aisle typically, continue to feel the solution to social problems is allow the most pernicious of people to roam among us while defanging the entire population to prevent bad events, we walk eyes open into totalitarianism where the most thuggish will, not might, will, set the rules for all of us.
We can already see that taking place in areas where muslims form a large minority, such as the UK and parts of France. The governments disguise this new totalitarianism with euphemisms about ‘cultural harmony’ etc. but removing magna carta and the freedoms of the Enlightenment are what they are no matter what you call it.
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