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)
(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 2011. Given 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”
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.
POTISKUM, Nigeria – 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.
(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.)
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.