1. Sarah Haider: Islam and the Necessity of Liberal Critique (AHA Conference 2015)
(Interestingly, in the video of the attack at the link above from inside the mosque, the muslims do not chant ‘ali ali ackbar’. I guess they only do that when they are the ones who specifically set off the bombs. But when another flavor of mustard attacks them, it doesn’t seem like allah is all that great just at that moment. More video below)
A Jewish resident of Vienna’s second district was ordered to remove an Israeli flag that was shown inside the window of his apartment, or face eviction, according to Austrian media reports.
A neighbour complained that the flag “hurt his feelings”, according to reports. The apartment is in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt 2nd district, a traditional Jewish neighbourhood, where every day Jews in traditional garb are seen on the streets.
The landlord told the primary resident to remove the offending flag, which had been placed in the window by a sub-tenant. When the sub-tenant refused, the landlord threatened “Either remove the flag, or leave the apartment.”
Subsequently, in addition to ordering the removal of the flag, the primary tenant decreed that the mezuzah — an important Jewish symbol placed on doorposts — also had to be removed.
(For those who still trumpet the canard that criticizing Israel is not antisemitic, a mezuzah is not connected to Israel in any way. It is a token some Jewish people put outside their front door and has no political meaning whatsoever. Being told to remove it, is antisemitic period)
4. This is a complicated article about how certain weapons shipments are finding their way to anti American terrorist groups from a US port which seems to have been approved without vetting by the Obama admin. It may need reading more than once.
(Videos at site on this planned event for this afternoon. If anyone knows of a site that will live stream this event, which should be at around 9:00 ET today, or 6:00 local Az. time, please post it in the comments ASAP. Other links on this will be posted shortly including a dhimmi interview by Anderson Cooper here. Lastly, Turkish news has made a major bust of Turkish intel services sending weapons which Erdogan denied including video etc. This is quite a serious thing and a translation of the article is on the way. Meanwhile the video of the weapons containers being opened by Turkish customs, I think, is here along with the article in Turkish.)
Thank you M, Wrath of Khan, Shabnam A., Andrea Shea King, and many more who took the time and made the effort to send in these important news links.