(For those that do not know, the controversy can be understood by watching this)
Concordia University’s dean of students has called for a meeting with leaders of the university’s Muslim Students Association to discuss a television report that suggested the association’s library contains books and videos by “extremist preachers.”
The report, which aired on TVA on Friday, said the library, located in the Muslim Students’ Association building on Mackay St., “is in a modest setting but nonetheless has cutting-edge software that allows users to consult online books, (among which) TVA news found dozens of works by radical imams.”
2. Hillary Clinton: “I did not have sex with that cell phone”
4. Long exchange between Sam Harris and Graeme Wood, who writes the The Atlantic on the subject at hand. Graeme wrote that 10,000 word article on the nature of The Islamic State which has signaled a true change of the narrative in the USA.
(We can now safely say that no, the winners do not write history. The losers do so that they can turn it around on the winners)
8. Al-Aqsa Mosque Address: May the Muslims Wage War on America, and Raid It on Its Own Land
(One might argue that a love of music and life and dance is a fundamental attribute of any decent society. The exact opposite also holds)
(ANSAmed) – TEL AVIV – A video showing dozens of female Israeli soldiers in a merry flash-mob style dance at a military base in Neghev is going viral in Israel.
Inspired by Purim – the ongoing Jewish carnival – the soldiers from the ‘Yael’ battalion gathered in a square of the Zeelim base that simulates a Palestinian town (with two minarets in the background) and started dancing to the hip-hop rhythm of Flo Rida.
Two such soirees, ostensibly being staged to raise money for humanitarian aid to Syria, Palestine, and elsewhere in the Middle East and Asia, have raised controversy in the Netherlands in recent weeks. Nicknamed “jihad galas” by local media, both events have been forced to revamp their programs and venues after the government raised concerns about several of their invited speakers.
In the process, heightened focus on the two organizations has helped unveil a web of secrecy and deceit behind many such endeavors and the people who support them.
The first event, tentatively scheduled to take place in Utrecht on March 1, aims to raise funds for World Wide Relief (WWR), a Dutch-based organization that supports children in Syria, among others. The other, originally set for March 8 in Rijswijk and now planned as a live-stream event to be broadcast from an undisclosed location, will benefit Holland’s Rohamaa Foundation, a self-described “Islamic-inspired” charity that aids communities in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Southern Turkey.
But according to a number of reports, the two groups, which claim to have each raised hundreds of thousands of euros from Dutch Muslims, have links to Salafist preachers and supporters of ISIS and al-Qaida.
12. This is a really interesting article on the geopolitics of the Iranian deal where Iran, Obama’s admin, China etc. are properly placed in their analogies. It is not flattering to the USA but it strikes me as exceedingly well researched and presented.
Thank you M., Ox AO, Draculea, Richard, Yucki, Wrath of Khan, GoV., Yucki, and many others. Still catching up. For those that want more, please read the comments on previous posts from today and yesterday.