(I would wager that probably 85% of mosques are public safety threats and the balance are likely guilty of gross and frequent violations of Canada and Europe’s various hate speech laws)
Swiss artist Christoph Büchel is presenting the first Mosque ever to grace the historic center of Venice as his contribution to the Icelandic Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.
The project—with the rather self-explanatory title THE MOSQUE: The First Mosque in the Historic City of Venice—is installed in the former Catholic church of Santa Maria dell’Abbazia della Misericordia, a 10th century building that has been closed for over forty years.
However authorities in Venice have notified the Icelandic Art Center that Italian police believe the Icelandic national pavilion is a “threat to safety.”
The letter—which has been given to The New York Times—states that Venice police is concerned about of the location of the installation, among other things. The mosque is also described as “a headache” by Venice police, Iceland Review reports.
2. Of course we should draw mohamed: Louder with Crowder
DALLAS, Texas — The barbaric Islamic group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has claimed responsibility for Sunday night’s attack on the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” in Texas.
The group put out a statement on Al Bayan radio on Tuesday, declaring that “two soldiers of the caliphate” had struck the event in Garland, and threatening worse violence upon the nation.
“We say to the defenders of the cross, the U.S., that future attacks are going to be harsher and worse,” the statement read. “The Islamic State soldiers will inflict harm on you with the grace of Allah. The future is just around the corner.”
As previously reported, the incident occurred on Sunday evening just as the exhibit and contest was coming to a conclusion. The event was organized by the New York-based American Freedom Initiative, led by Pamela Geller, who identifies as Jewish and regularly speaks against Islam. She has become known in recent years for her legal battles to place advertisements decrying Islam and exposing violent texts in the Koran in subways and other transportation systems.
4. This Front Page article comparing the New York Times opinion pieces on the Geller Mohamed contest and every other mockery of religion is a good read for two reasons. It is well written and interesting, but also its a great data base of blasphemy against sacred icons of other religions which were treated with great respect by the leftist press and a list of condemnations of the critics of these obscenities, even though no one was trying to kill anyone over them.
A small sample:
One year later, Arts Section contributor Michael Kimmelman wondered how artist Chris Ofili’s ”Holy Virgin Mary,’’ showing the mother of Christ replete with small cutouts of vaginas and buttocks from pornographic magazines, and a ball of dung representing one of her breasts, “could cause so much fuss.” “One of the casualties of political debates about art is always a complexity of interpretation, both sides needing to simplify the meaning of the work because contradictory connotations would undermine their arguments even though those contradictions make art art and not a political tract,” he explains. “People want a straight answer — is it good or bad? — which misses the point about how art functions, especially in a divisive context.”
(CNN)Before becoming a law enforcement focus in the attack on a Garland, Texas, cartoon contest, Junaid Hussain went by the cyber pseudonym “TriCk.”
Tweets between Hussain and one of the gunmen have lent credence to ISIS’ claim that it was responsible for the attack, though outside of Hussain’s involvement with the terror outfit, it’s difficult to say exactly what role ISIS played. What’s known of Hussain is pieced together from court records, police documents, online and social media activity, terrorism experts and a fellow hacker.
From these sources, the portrait emerges of a dangerous hacker and influential recruiter who’s able to crack online banking security systems and who has demonstrated on occasion a zany sense of humor, once dressing up as a Power Ranger and wielding a machine gun during an online chat.
[…] For a hacker, Hussain has a fairly high profile. A collective of which he was formerly a member, TeaMp0isoN, has been suspected in cyberattacks involving former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, NASA, NATO, the United Nations, BlackBerry, the English Defence League, American and Israeli banks and Facebook, among others.
6. Currently there are more terror busts of muslims in Australia of people suspected of having the sort of weapons that would require the suits you see in this video
7. Bill Whittle on the event in Texas
Several explosive devices have been found at a house during counterterrorism raids in Melbourne’s north.
Heavily armed police stormed the house in Greenvale about midday in a joint operation between Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police.
Balaclava-clad officers with assault rifles stood guard around a two-storey home while heavily armoured vehicles blocked off the street.
Bomb squad members in blast suits were seen searching the property.
A source has confirmed the joint operation relates to an alleged terrorism plot.
“(He has) no bad preacher. He is a very quiet boy. He cannot drive. His father is a doctor and cannot allow him to do anything wrong,” the friend said.
“He has to look after his son properly. “We don’t really know what is going on … but the boy is quiet, he is very softly spoken.”
Police last night described the operation as “ongoing”. The teen was being held at AFP headquarters in Melbourne. The youth is believed to have been visiting a mosque with his mother before the raid.
Thank you M, Richard, ML., Don C. and many more. And a lot more to come as well.