Grasshoppers beat ants 61 to 39, Islam continues to blow up nice people every chance it can: Links 2 on July 5th 2015

1. Welcome to Sweden

2. Greece parties like its a nation of grasshoppers over ‘No’ vote on continuing and adding new Greek Austerity measures

(Probably the best thing in the long run as the Euro was a terrible idea and was doomed to failure anyway. The sooner it fails, the less damage is done much like the coming confrontation with islam)

3. Wikileaks: Media is not ‘controlled by Jews’ but by Saudi Arabia: media loyalties purchased around the world

(Those people who watched Ezra Levant on SUN TV often may remember how he used to tell the unvarnished truth about the Saudis and various protests over Canada’s oil sands and then how the Saudis hired a high powered law firm to shut Ezra up on the subject as well as other subjects concerning Saudi Arabia’s ‘human rights’ record in 2011Given the facts in the Wikileaks above, one might wonder if the Saudis played an active role in shutting the SUN TV station down entirely as it never seemed quite rational to me how it played out. It might also make one wonder about the allegiances and cleanliness of various other media that attacked Ezra and SUN TV in Canada starting shortly after that)

On Monday, Saudi Arabia celebrated the beheading of its 100th prisoner this year. The story was nowhere to be seen on Arab media despite the story’s circulation on wire services. Even international media was relatively mute about this milestone compared to what it might have been if it had concerned a different country. How does a story like this go unnoticed?

Today’s release of the WikiLeaks “Saudi Cables” from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs show how it’s done.

The oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its ruling family take a systematic approach to maintaining the country’s positive image on the international stage. Most world governments engage in PR campaigns to fend off criticism and build relations in influential places. Saudi Arabia controls its image by monitoring media and buying loyalties from Australia to Canada and everywhere in between.

Documents reveal the extensive efforts to monitor and co-opt Arab media, making sure to correct any deviations in regional coverage of Saudi Arabia and Saudi-related matters. Saudi Arabia’s strategy for co-opting Arab media takes two forms, corresponding to the “carrot and stick” approach, referred to in the documents as “neutralisation” and “containment”. The approach is customised depending on the market and the media in question.

“Contain” and “Neutralise”

(The article continues, and is well worth reading to the end)

4. Living here on £50,000 benefits, the hate preacher who inspired Tunisian beach killer: Cleric lives in five-bedroom home with wife and five children after thwarting deportation attempts for 15 years

A leader of the terror group behind the Tunisian beach massacre is living off benefits in Britain, the Mail can reveal.

Jihadi preacher Hani al-Sibai – who described the 7/7 terror attacks in London in 2005 as a ‘great victory’ – is one of the ‘key influencers’ of the Islamic fanatics believed to have recruited and trained gunman Seifeddine Rezgui.

But he is living on £50,000 a year in handouts with his wife and five children in a £1 million house in West London, after using human rights laws to thwart attempts to deport him for more than 15 years.

Days after the atrocity in Tunisia, the Mail found al-Sibai, 54, strolling in the sunshine outside his home.

A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said.

It is the latest bombing in a string of attacks blamed on Islamic extremist group Boko Haram that’s killed some 200 people in the past week.

Nearly 100 men and boys praying in mosques were gunned down on Wednesday, and a local official said Sunday that 21 more bodies have been recovered from burnt-out houses since then.

On Friday, the military said six women suicide bombers caused explosions that killed scores of people including a soldier at Zabamari Muna village outside Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria and the birthplace of Boko Haram.

6. European Commission ‘respects’ Greece result: statement

(BRUSSELS) – The European Commission “respects” the result of the Greece bailout referendum, it said in a short statement on Sunday, after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected terms offered by international creditors.

Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will hold a teleconference on Monday morning with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, the statement added.

Juncker will also be “consulting tonight and tomorrow with the democratically elected leaders of the other 18 eurozone members as well as with the heads of the EU institutions,” it added.

“The European Commission takes note of and respects the result of the referendum in Greece,” the statement said.

(As Greece is the weakest link in the Euro chain, one would think in a rational world, the Euro would strengthen. Which Germany clearly doesn’t want as it means Canadians are not going to be getting that second BMW or Mercedes for the family. So its hard to understand why the rest of Europe would be upset by this unless Greece was just a way of keeping the Euro low and exports high. But fear not! There is still Spain and Portugal.)

7. Nigeria: Emir of Kano says Muslims become jihadis after learning Islam on Facebook

This explanation just leads to a further question: why are these young Muslims so easily swayed by what they read on Facebook and Twitter? Why isn’t the instruction they receive in the local mosque sufficient to enable them to withstand the appeal of what the Emir of Kano evidently regards as a false, extremist, counterfeit Islam?

“Emir Of Kano Opens Up On Youths’ Attraction To Jihad,” by Isaiah Benjamin, Leadership, July 5, 2015:

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, yesterday opined that exposure of the youths of today to information technology and new/social media is responsible for the youths becoming Jihadists and Boko Haram members.

The emir, who spoke at the 10th annual Ramadan lecture titled “The challenges of Muslim Ummah in the 21st Century,” organised by VON, NTA and FRCN, which held in Kaduna, yesterday, said the youths learn new ideologies from the internet and after watching, make up their minds to go to Iraq and Syria, to join the Jihadist groups.

Thank you M., Wrath of Khan and everyone who sent in material on this holiday weekend. Its actually been mercifully slow the past couple of days. Unfortunately experience shows that typically it means, ‘get lots of sleep you’re gonna need it’. Lets hope this time is different.

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    • DAILY MAIL – Tied to a tree and shot at nightfall: ISIS releases chilling video of two activists being interrogated and then executed for handing out anti-Shariah leaflets in Raqqa

      The two men are shown being questioned by a masked interrogator
      Both men are accused of working as activists against ISIS in Raqqa
      The video shows graphic footage of the prisoners being tied to trees and executed by pistol shot

      ISIS have executed two brave media activists in Raqqa, releasing a graphic video of their interrogation and brutal execution in an attempt to deter other activists in the Syrian city.

      The 21-year-old media activists are named as Bashar Abdul Atheem and Faisal Hasan Al Habib, local residents in Raqqa, who were working against ISIS.

      Unconfirmed reports claim the two men were working as part of the renowned Syrian activist group, ‘raqqa is being slaughtered silently’.

      In the video, the two young men are accused of being ‘informants’ and were allegedly caught handing out anti-Shariah leaflets in ISIS’s de-facto capital city, Raqqa.

      Following their arrest, the activists are shown wearing orange jumpsuits. They appear to sitting in a dimly lit interrogation room, where they are questioned about their activities.

      The interrogator’s face does not appear on camera but he is seen reading through a file of notes on the activist’s offences.

      He interrogates them, first asking their names, where they come from and their religious beliefs.

      The masked interrogator goes through the activists crimes, taking time for them to explain how they used smart watches to photograph intelligence sites in Raqqa and Deir ezzor.

      The video ends with the execution of the two activists. Filmed at night, insects can be heard buzzing in the background as the camera zones in on the two prisoners.

      Both men have been tied around their waist to a tree trunk. Two ISIS militants, dressed in full camouflage fatigues and matching balaclavas, raise their pistols and take aim at the prisoners.

      Graphic scenes show the two prisoners being executed, with the footage being replayed in slow motion.

      At the end of the video, the footage cuts out after the executioners walk away. Ten seconds later, the video shows the blurred face of an older man, dressed in an orange jumpsuit.

      The older man gives his name in Arabic, calling himself Hamood al-Mossa. The brief footage appears to be a hint by ISIS that another execution video will be released.

    • ISIS and the Hollywood Visual Style

      […]IS videos that are crystal clear suggest that there was a crafting hand behind them, one that was trained and careful.

      Earlier videos from AQ and the affiliates paid no attention to contemporary industry principles and standards. More recent videos from ISIS (and more and more from some other groups) mark a clear movement: they are being produced according to knowledge and execution of industry standard in the entire process, from pre- to post-production. It seems clear that their media teams are getting trained somewhere.

      […]Most ISIS videos appear as if every frame of every shot of every scene has been carefully calculated, thought through, and laid out.

      […]ISIS often uses camera angles in extremely sophisticated and subtle ways. One key example is the “subjective” or “first person” camera angle, familiar to everyone who watches movies or television as the way director’s communicate the perspective of a specific character: its what happens when the perspective shifts so that you are now “looking” through the eyes of that character.

      […]You also see evidence of ISIS sophistication in the cases when they have clearly used multiple cameras to film the same subject from more than one angle

      […]they are effective when they reflect intentional choices artfully made, in which case they can be used to produce a visceral aesthetic. Our focal point is videos that are evidence that high craft is in use, which means that IS understands that the suspension of reality has rhetorical value and understands how to produce it even for audiences used to the industry standards of Europe and North America.

      It isn’t that good editing is always smooth, or that quick cuts can’t be effective. Good editing is editing that contributes to the effect the video producer is trying to create. Rapid cuts, synched to music (or a voice over) can work very well, especially for a younger audience. The editing has to appear intentional, has to work to the overall effect.

      […]ISIS’ visual materials aren’t just “slick” or “sophisticated.” They are making very specific choices that contribute to a very specific visual style. And while most consumers of Western media might not be able to discuss, for example, the virtues of a shallow vs. a deep visual field, they do know what it is they have become accustomed to, and they would most certainly notice it if they were watching media that failed to meet the standards they were accustomed to. By producing video products that largely meet industry standards ISIS is doing something no terrorist group we know of has ever done before.

  1. The world is just beginning to understand what the no vote means in Greece, they reporters were expecting the banks to immediately fail and other nations to collapse withing an hour of the results being announced. It is going to take more time for the reaction to build as the ripples from the vote spread around the world and effect to credit ratings of the other at risk nations.

    Frange is saying we are watching the EU collapse, he is correct and the collapse will take time, time that will cause many nations to get into more trouble as their socialist governments throw good money after bad in an effort to ave the EU and the Euro both of which were incredibility bad ideas frm day one.

    • Very enlightening. Can nothing be done about it? Has no Israel-friendly media outfit tried to break-up this monopoly?

      Israel uses the same left-biased TV garbage the rest of the world sees. Their media – with few exceptions – is horrid. It’s only when you’re there that you realize something’s off, you didn’t see the kid throw the petrol-bomb before he gets shot, etc.

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