(And makes second round of attacks on Kurds)
Turkish broadcasters later reported a second round of air strikes against Islamic State and the PKK shortly before midnight on Friday.
Sir Salman Rushdie has claimed that the people who defended his most controversial work would not have done so today because of creeping political correctness.
Leading literary figures rallied to Rushdie’s defence after The Satanic Verses incurred the wrath of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, who issued a fatwa for blasphemy against the author in 1989, which forced him into hiding.
Rushdie said he was dismayed by the protests that followed a decision by the American branch of the PEN writers’ association to award a prize for courage to Charlie Hebdo after many of its staff were murdered by two Islamists.
(I think anyone buying a new car needs to know what part is responsible for receiving internet and cover it in copper tape or break it right off)
Fiat Chrysler ordered on Friday the recall of 1.4 million vehicles to upgrade their security systems after two researchers revealed that they took control of a jeep SUV over the Internet, with absolutely no physical access to the car.
Imagine your brand-new car slipping out of control, steering itself into oncoming traffic or braking suddenly while you’re driving at high speed. This is exactly the kind of disaster Fiat Chrysler is hoping to avoid by recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the United States after cyber security researchers managed to take remote control of a Jeep Cherokee for the first time.
(And setting the radio to hip hop…. brrrrrrr)
7. Mike Wallace interviews Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. She explains a few things that may be surprising to some. Related article.
12) “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Sanger wrote. —Letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble on Dec., 10, 1939
FORMER EDL leader Tommy Robinson has been released from prison just over a week after he was recalled to HMP Peterborough.
He announced his release on Twitter this afternoon, posting a copy of a letter saying he would be released on July 22 when his licence expired, however he was ultimately released two days later (July 24).
Speaking to Luton on Sunday, Mr Robinson said: “Given who I am, I shouldn’t be put in with Muslims.
9. Today there was an EDL demo in which Red Fox Blogger, the host of the show which invites me to join them at the end of each month on Blog Talk Radio, was a participant, and I believe she was asked to give a speech as well. Hopefully the video of that will turn up soon.
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