1. Shoppers who ate DONKEY meat passed off as beef in Egypt – forbidden under Islamic laws – are told not to worry by country’s food authority… because they’ve probably been eating dog for years as well
(This will do wonders for the already thriving tourism industry in Egypt I bet)
The Head of Egyptian Food Safety Authority Hussein Mansour said eating donkey meat is perfectly safe – despite it being forbidden under Islamic law.
His surprising comments are the latest twist in an Egyptian food scandal, in which it recently emerged that donkey meat was being passed off as beef to unsuspecting shoppers.
The official was trying to downplay public fears, claiming donkey meat is no different from other animals and that nothing bad will happen to you if you eat it, World Bulletin reports.
Local news reported last week that Egyptian police raided a farm in Fayoum, which was found to be raising donkeys for human consumption.
(I don’t get it. Why not just raise cows?)
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cameroonian authorities have been holding 84 children — some as young as 5 years old — for months without charge after officials accused their teachers at Quranic schools of running terrorist training camps, Amnesty International said Friday.
The international human rights organization called on Cameroon to release the children to their parents immediately, saying nearly all of them are too young to face criminal charges. The raids in the country’s far north are part of the fight against Islamic militants from the Nigeria-based group Boko Haram.
“Detaining young children will do nothing to protect Cameroonians living under the threat of Boko Haram,” said Steve Cockburn, Amnesty International deputy regional director for West and Central Africa.
A government spokesman did not immediately respond to the report and said a news conference would be held Monday.
Boko Haram has waged a six-year insurgency seeking to implement an Islamic caliphate. In recent months, militants have stepped up attacks inside neighboring countries.
(It isn’t necessarily true that detaining them will not help security for others in the region. That is obvious. It would be good to know specifically why they are being held though)
3. The beaches of Italy sure dont look like they did in 70s movies anymore
4. Captured Islamic State fighter discusses Turkey’s involvement with the Islamic State
(The feeling is that number is something of an underestimate)
This could be an attempt to “strike terror into the enemies of Allah.” “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom you may not know, but whom Allah knows.” — Qur’an 8:60
On the other hand, what exactly would make this number implausible?
(ANSAmed) – PARIS, JUNE 18 – France’s intelligence fears new attacks in the country carried out by French suicide bombers, Le Figaro reports, quoting an investigation by national authorities. According to the probe, ”1,730 potential jihadists (are) ready to strike” while keeping in detention French nationals who have returned from fighting a ”holy war” appears increasingly difficult.
6. PVV Press release:
Muhammad cartoons tomorrow on Dutch television
(This should be available at this site tomorrow morning around 7:00 AM)
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, at 12:49pm, Geert Wilders will, following the terror attack on a cartoon exhibition in Garland, Texas, last month, show a selection of Muhammad cartoons on Dutch public television (NPO 2) during the broadcasting slot allotted to political parties.
Geert Wilders: “Freedom of speech must always prevail over violence and terror!”
The cartoons will also be shown on Wednesday, 24 June, at 5:55pm on NPO 1, and on Friday, July 3, at 12:53pm on NPO 2.
Below are two screenshots of the broadcast:
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Lolly P., Geert Wilders, and many more.
To be published shortly, an original translation of an important article from Danish media on the new hard turn away from freedom of expression on certain select topics.