1. Turkey blames suicide attack which kills 2 on Kurds
A Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport ticketing area reopened Saturday after being evacuated for about two hours when an unattended bag tested positive for explosives.
Officials ordered the brief evacuation of the Terminal 1 ticketing area around 12:30 p.m.
“A portion of T1 ticketing evacuated. Airlines affected: American, US Airways, Spirit, Frontier, United. Contact airline for flight status,” the airport’s Metropolitan Airport Commission said on Twitter
A short time later the airport reported “an unattended bag tested positive for explosives near the United ticket counter.”
4. Iran publishes sequel to 1936 best seller, ‘How to win friends and influence people’
Iran publishes book on how to outwit US and destroy Israel
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called “Palestine,” a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. A blurb on the back cover credits Khamenei as “The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem.”
A friend sent me a copy from Iran, the only place the book is currently available, though an Arabic translation is promised soon.
(Much like shell shock has become Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, now the word ‘Invasion’ has become, ‘A Global Migration Crisis’ except the former is more descriptive yet less specific and the latter has become more obfuscating and utterly bereft of its true meaning)
The British and French governments have warned that the world is facing a “global migration crisis”.
In a dramatic joint intervention, Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and her French counterpart, Bernard Cazeneuve, call on countries across Europe and Africa to help solve the emergency caused by thousands of migrants congregating at their border.
As a first step to make Britain less attractive, the Home Office announced plans to cut the weekly cash allowances that support thousands of failed asylum seekers with families.
(Horse, barn, gone)
Al-Qaeda’s Syria branch has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained rebel force it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes against its fighters.
The Pentagon denied on Thursday that any graduates of its training programme for moderate rebels had been captured in Syria.
But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that eight members of the 54-strong Division 30 unit inserted into Aleppo province in mid-July were being held by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front.
The video released by Al-Nusra on its YouTube account on Saturday appears to show at least some of the captured rebel fighters.
7. Turkey bombs Northern Iraqi Kurdish village as part of their new campaign against the Islamic State, by attacking the only people effective in fighting them.
The man who tried to kill a 13-year-old in a hammer attack will likely be sent back to Iraq, the same place he left as a refugee more than a decade ago.
Rafid Jihad was convicted of attempted murder in May in the savage attack that left teenager Jacob Mitchell with a fractured skull.
Jihad is very likely to lose his permanent residency and subsequently be deported, his defence lawyer Frank Retar said in Superior Court Thursday afternoon.
The law says permanent residents lose their status if sentenced to longer than six months, or if convicted of a serious crime that comes with a maximum sentence of 10 years or more.
(Show me a Christian Arab named Jihad and I’ll show you an Israeli Jew named Adolf. But even if it is a potentially Christian name, why did the article mention his religion?)
A tractor laden with explosives was driven at a military police station, a statement said.
The attack happened early on Sunday near the town of Dogubayezit in Agri province, near the border with Iran.
Since 24 July, Turkey has carried out hundreds of air raids on PKK bases on both sides of the Iraq-Turkey border.
A Turkish state news agency, Anadolu, said the tractor was carrying two tons of explosives that were detonated by a suicide bomber.
This is similar to a note recently left on a soldier’s car in Georgia, and to a letter dropped through the mail slot at the home of a British soldier. In all three cases, one of the goals is to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60).
“Vet finds hateful note on car at local shopping center,” by Rachel Yonkunas, News10.com, July 30, 2015 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A simple trip to the store ended with a veteran getting a hateful letter left on his car.
When a local Iraq War veteran went shopping Thursday morning, he did not expect to find an anonymous note with ugly language left on his car.
(If you fear Islam then you are an islamophobe and will be killed, so you should fear being killed by islam but then you are an islamophobe and must die so do not fear islam or islam will kill you… ILLOGICAL ILLOGICAL ILLOGICAL)
According to the video, the city’s ‘note on dashboard controls’ do not appear to be working
Thank you M., Richard, ML., Wrath of Khan, and many more I lost track of but the gratitude is there.
The article in the NYP in item 2 is well worth reading right to the end. It is factual and accurate to a degree much higher than is normal in large scale print media and any errors are based on lack of expertise as opposed to an attempt to deceive the public. Overall you could take that article to the bank if the banks weren’t also playing for the narrative in that, ‘halal finance’ sort of way.
Also VICE has a new pro-islamic propaganda video out which so far, and I am only 2 minutes in, looks like a total inversion of the truth. I plan to post it once I can make myself get through all 22 minutes of it with some commentary but for those who want to see it right away, here it is.
Even the BBC has become more honest than this from the bits I have seen so far.
The few points, at least that they set up in the first couple of minutes are, muslims are the victims of the Islamic State. Muslims who wear the full death shroud although perhaps not the face cover are ‘typical British girls and men who join the IS are evil but girls are victims. The usual new gender feminist version of equality. In rights, but not agency.
More later today.