The Islamic State (ISIS) released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the execution of Mohammad Ismail, who the terrorist organization claims was an Israeli spy. In the video, Ismail gives a lengthy confession in which he details his training. In past videos, ISIS has forced similar confessions of their hostages. Boko Haram, which recently pledged loyalty to ISIS, forced hostages who they claimed to be spies to make similar comments in a recent video.
In the video, Ismail is shown wearing orange robes, similar to those worn by Western hostages before they were beheaded. The video is subtitled in English, and it features numerous graphics referring to his passport and locations of his work. The style of this is similar to the execution video of the Jordanian pilot, Muadh al-Kasasbeh, who was burned to death by ISIS earlier this year.
2. French authorities brick up what is called the largest prayer room in Marseilles.
(The significance of this is probably in the lack of significance in the way its presented. Specifically, the dullest of reasons is given. Lack of permits for the revocation of the room. Why is it in the news at all then? This must happen often? No? Could there be another reason really? Two links, here and here. There is an audio file on one which might be interesting and some photos.)
(Will Hollywood ever make, ‘Muslim Family Values’?)
MONTREAL – A Quebec mother who attacked her daughter with a meat cleaver in 2010 has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Johra Kaleki was convicted Tuesday on the more serious count while two other charges were stayed.
Kaleki’s daughter, then 19, was attacked after having returned home in the wee hours after a night of clubbing as she rebelled against her family’s strict rules.
The Afghan-born mother of four was incensed and said she’d disrespected the family.
The judge rejected a defence argument that Kaleki was not criminally responsible for the act by way of a brief psychotic disorder.
Instead, he relied on a statement Kaleki gave to police in the aftermath of the attack at the family’s suburban Montreal home.
“It is clear that Mrs. Kaleki knew not only that her actions were contrary to law but also that they were morally wrong according to the standard of the ordinary person,” Quebec court Judge Yves Paradis wrote.
“There is no doubt that her intention was to kill the victim.”
WASHINGTON—The Central Intelligence Agency played a crucial role in helping the Justice Department develop technology that scans data from thousands of U.S. cellphones, part of a little-known high-tech alliance between the spy agency and domestic law enforcement…
(Anyone else have a problem with that?)
The survivor said the killers shouted “Kill them all. Do not leave any alive.”
He said the gunmen spoke in Pashtu – the minority language in Afghanistan, spoken in the south and east of the country.
Those who died followed a traditional Afghan Sufi strand of Islam which is hated by the Taliban, and also by fundamentalists from other mujahideen groups set up in the 1980s in the war against Russian occupation.
PI: Why did you not intervene immediately after the Hitler pictures went out, to point out that the mustache was forged?
Bachmann: At that time, no one would have believed it. It would have given the impression like I was an establishment politician and wanted to talk myself out of trouble.
But because of the “double disclosure,” you were on the defensive anyway.
In their first appearance, my allegedly xenophobic comments in the screenshots were taken out of context, also shortened and reworked. And Mr. Wolf of the Sächsische Zeitung noticed some peculiarities in the “incriminating material” and apparently investigated further.
Do you think the press would have taken up your rebuttal?
Perhaps in a four-line item on page 8. But now there is more attention, because the investigation is happening on its own and the truth has been uncovered.
And you still don’t know who added the mustache after the fact. Will you make an official complaint to the police and follow up?
No, why should I? I still think as I did before, that it is legitimate to mock this madman Hitler. Satire is a good means of dealing with the past. Taking Hitler seriously gives this monster too much importance in today’s society. He is the past, and should stay there.
7. Bill Warner: The Silence of Good Men
(While muslims are in fact planting bombs and slaughtering the uninvolved, the innocent and the guilty alike across the world, some locations matter more. Egypt is one place worth watching closely. Meanwhile check the comments for Wrath of Khan’s posts and M’s for a longer list of where muslims are killing and bombing wholesale)
A suicide bomber targeted a police compound in the city of El-Arish, leaving a civilian driver dead.
A roadside bomb later exploded beside an armoured vehicle, killing a soldier.
Sinai Province, a jihadist group affiliated to Islamic State, claimed it was behind the first attack, the al-Yawm al-Sabaa newspaper reported.
Militants based in the Sinai have killed hundreds of soldiers and police since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
Thank you Bear, M., Maria J., Wrath of Khan, Richard, Yucki and many more.
Stephen Harper, Canada’s PM, just said something today in Parliament that is so wonderfully honest and accurate that it is technically illegal. It is too good to just post here now. I am making a video. I hope to have it ready and posted very soon. Thank you all for your patience. Meanwhile its probably very easy to find in the comments as well as frankly everywhere.