Reader’s news links for July 12 – 2015

Daily Links Post graphic

In order to preserve the flow of conversation about various posted items, and also in order to make it easier for visitors to find the list of related links being shared by other readers, regulars and interested parties in one place, each day a post is automatically created at a minute past midnight ET.

This way, under the various posts of the day, conversation can take place without as much ‘noise’ on the various links and articles and ideas in the main posts and all the news links being submitted can be seen under these auto-posts by clicking on the comments-link right below these ones.

Thank you all for those that take the effort to assist this site in keeping the public informed. Below, typically people can find the latest enemy propaganda, news items of related materials from multiple countries and languages, op-eds from many excellent sites who write on our topics, geopolitics and immigration issues and so on.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

20 Replies to “Reader’s news links for July 12 – 2015”

  1. DAILY MAIL – UK – Muslim preacher who ‘despised Britain’ and said ISIS is ‘no different’ to Western armies was employed by Government watchdog which inspects COUNTER-TERROR police

    A Islamic preacher who ‘despised Britain’ led a double life working within police counter-terrorism which defending extremist views and claiming non-Muslims would be ‘punished in hell’, it is claimed.

    Abdullah al-Andalusi taught that ISIS was ‘no different to Western Armies’, reports The Sunday Telegraph, while working with the Muslim Debate Initiative, heavily backed by Saudi money.

    He would preach at night, has an extensive profile online and even appeared on TV, and even claimed that the British Government wanted to destroy Islam, it’s been reported.

    But by using a different name, Mouloud Farid, he was allowed to work in the heart of Britain’s policing, for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary which regulates all 44 forces in England.

    The watchdog has admitted that it employed one of Britain’s most notorious extremists, and was only found out and sacked after appearing on television.

    While working for the organisation, he was even promoted to a management rank, given him even higher access to sensitive information, including details on counter-terrorism units.

    The inspectorate claimed he did not have access to classified material, but a source who worked with him told the Sunday Telegraph that this was not true.

    The source said that al-Andalusi ‘despised Britain’ and talked about the right of oppressed people to take up arms against Britain.

    However, he didn’t preach full time because he liked the stable income and pension plan.

    MPs have now called for a full investigation into how he passed vetting checks and was appointed to his post.

    He was a prominent person on the extremist lecture circuit and has close links with terrorist lobby group Cage.


    Abdullah al Andalusi

    Islamic Activist, Thinker, International Speaker and Debater


  2. Iraq gets first funding to rebuild war-struck regions

    Iraq and the World Bank signed a $350 million loan agreement on Sunday to fund emergency reconstruction in towns recaptured from Islamic State militants, a deal Baghdad said marked the first international help to rebuild areas devastated by war.

    Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said around a third of the money would go toward repairing roads and bridges, with a similar amount allocated to restoring electricity networks, water and sewage.

    Iraq faces a budget deficit of up to $20 billion this year as it grapples with low oil revenues and the heavy cost of war with Islamic State insurgents.

    […]A World Bank loan document said there was a need to restore basic services quickly and to show that the “state is re-establishing its presence and credibility”.

    Iraq was “possibly going through the worst and most dangerous challenge to its territorial integrity, economic sustainability and human development capacity”, it said.

    The World Bank is also preparing a separate $1 billion loan to help Baghdad deal with its budget deficit.

    Bank officials say the program, awaiting approval from the bank’s board, aims to improve energy efficiency, reform state-owned enterprises and improve the efficiency of budget spending.

    “We would like to be as fast with this budget support as we have been with the investment operation,” the bank’s Middle East director Ferid Belhaj said. “We are looking forward to finalizing the process by … September or October”.

    A third tranche of assistance of $355 million, aimed at improving road networks including links to the southern port of Umm Qasr, was approved by the World Bank in December 2013 but was only ratified by Iraq’s new parliament in March.

  3. DAILY MAIL – Hooded and shackled: 100 Chinese Muslims who were ‘plotting to join ISIS in Syria’ are deported from Thailand

    More than 100 Chinese Muslim Uighurs have been deported from Thailand
    It is claimed they were on their way to wage jihad in Iraq, Syria or Turkey
    A group of 173 sent to Turkey after Thailand determined they were Turkish
    But the remaining 109 were determined to be Chinese, it was claimed
    Uighurs in China’s far west have complained of harsh treatment by Beijing

  4. Turkey arrests 45 IS recruits in southeast

    Turkish security forces have over the last three days detained 45 foreign nationals seeking to cross into Syria to join Islamic State jihadists from the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the Dogan news agency reported Sunday.

    If confirmed, the detentions would mark a stepping up of pressure on IS by the Turkish authorities after the arrest of 21 suspected members of the group in Istanbul and elsewhere on Friday.

    Gaziantep has long been seen as a staging post for IS recruits who travel to the city by bus after flying from their countries to Istanbul. They then make the short illegal journey over the border to Syria.

    Dogan news agency said that on Sunday alone, 25 foreign nationals, mainly citizens of Tajikistan, had been arrested at Gaziantep bus station.

    It said that police units had been working intensively at the bus station since Friday and had in total detained 45 people who wanted to cross into Syria to join IS.

    Many would-be jihadists had also brought their families with them, it added.

    The suspects have undergone health checks and are being interrogated, after which they will likely be deported.

    In a separate operation, Turkey had on Friday detained 21 suspected members of IS, of whom three were foreigners, in several cities including Istanbul, state media said.

    Western states have repeatedly accused Turkey of not doing enough to halt the flow of jihadists across its 911-kilometre (566-mile) border with Syria.

    Turkey fiercely rejects the accusations, saying it is making every effort to secure a long border. In turn, it has accused the West of not playing its part to shoulder the burden of hosting 1.8 million refugees from Syria.

    In an apparent bid to deflect criticism, Turkish authorities have arrested a number of suspected militants in recent months.

    The latest arrests came after a two-day visit this week by a senior US delegation during which Turkey pledged more cooperation in the fight against IS jihadists in Syria.

  5. The Guardian – UK courts need to be educated about Islam, says Birmingham Six lawyer

    Gareth Peirce warns of prejudice in British justice system, and highlights campaign to free Anis Sardar, who was found guilty of murder

    […]A jury found Sardar, 38, guilty of the murder of US serviceman Sgt Randy Johnson, who died in Baghdad in 2007 after his vehicle went off-road and hit an improvised explosive device (IED).

    […]The trial of Anis Sardar at Woolwich crown court in May is an example of how British justice is prejudiced against Muslim defendants

    […]Sardar is in Belmarsh prison. His wife and two-year-old daughter are in a small terraced house in Wembley, north London, where the living room is his library, wall-to-floor shelves of books of Islamic learning and history, their titles picked out in golden ornate Arabic letters. “He loves his books,”

    […]“Now juries have to be educated about Islam. Anis was in Damascus because that’s where you went to study pure Arabic then.

  6. Britain First (BF) confronts Rotherham taxi drivers:

    BF say they want cab cameras installed.

    Now, if the driver became ISIS members, they’d want cameras too installed to play the whole unredacted “rape of a kufar” to the world. The police on the otherhand would edit it and blur to make it unclear who the perp was, suggesting they might be Asian. Both islam and Socialists would maximize its use for propaganda purposes for creating fear of terror – to achieve allegence to their control that will make the population safe, Sharia or Hate Crime legislation so that the muhammadans and communists can stay at the best hotel you pay for.

    So the day after the night before is no use for the British Citizen and to argue for surveillance protects only their sense of comfort in ignorance.

    Simply don’t step into a halal car. Period. Noticing a koranic text is dangling below the rear view mirror is a clue. Know your drivers and ask for only them by name. Shop around.

    Because cameras can, by face-recognition programs, identify and follow people on every means of public transport as well number-recognition track a hired or car owner’s licence plate.

    Only Socialists want to force this lack of privacy away from our basic freedom. They do not inspire or require character, for this is what they do not have, but do demand what they consider to be the National or International identity and behavior of those around them to sustain their own vanity.

    Rapists only get a few years in prison. This should tell you cameras are not for this as facebook is not for making friends but mining data.

  7. Yemen Fighting Rages on Despite Declared Truce (abcnews, July 12, 2015)

    “Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities on Sunday, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce, military and security officials said.

    Some 500 troops loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, along with allied militias, were pushing to take areas near the strait, the officials said. In a statement, the forces said they were operating under air cover by the Saudi-led coalition and had destroyed anti-aircraft batteries and killed dozens of rebel troops.

    The officials also said a military base in the capital, Sanaa, was hit, adding that warplanes also bombed a cement factory in Amran province, wounding 10 people. Other officials who oppose the rebels, known as Houthis, said they had been storing weapons in the factory.

    The security officials say strikes also hit the cities of Saada and Dhamar, while ground fighting also continued in Aden, Taiz, Dhale and Marib despite the truce that began midnight Friday.

    Hospital officials say the fighting in Taiz killed six civilians and wounded about 20.

    More than 3,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the airstrikes began in March. The fighting pits the Houthis and troops loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh against southern separatists, local and tribal militias, Sunni Islamic militants and loyalists of Hadi, who is now based in Saudi Arabia.

    All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief journalists.”

  8. Iraqi Officials: Bombings Across Baghdad Kill 29, Wound 81 (abcnews, July 12, 2015)

    “A series of bombings Sunday across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 29 people and wounded 81, police officials said.

    No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, the Islamic State militant group is often behind assaults on checkpoints and other locations across the capital as it seeks to challenge Iraqi security forces and Iraq’s Shiite-led government amid intensifying battles in northern and western Iraq.

    The deadliest attack on Sunday took place in the northern Shaab neighborhood when a man wearing an explosive vest detonated himself in a crowded market, killing nine people and wounding 25.

    Earlier Sunday, in Baghdad’s Khazimiyah district, a suicide car bombing attacked the Aden checkpoint killing eight people, including five civilians, and wounding 23.

    Also in the Banook district, six people were killed and 15 injured in a car bombing, police said.

    In Baghdad’s al-Askan district, a car bomb killed at least four people and wounded 11 on a commercial street as people gathered after sunset to break their daily fast for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

    Police also said a roadside bomb on a commercial street in Baghdad’s al-Amal neighborhood killed two people and wounded seven.

    Medical officials corroborated the casualty figures. All spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to brief journalists….”

  9. Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 25 (CNN, July 12, 2015)

    “At least 25 people were killed and 10 others injured in a suicide attack near a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. A suicide car bomb went off near a coalition forces base in the city of Khost on Sunday evening, according to Faizullah Ghairat, police chief of Khost Province. A U.S. military official told CNN: “We are aware of an explosion in Khost Province, and are gathering further information.” It wasn’t immediately clear who was responsible for the attack.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *