1. Conservative campaign promise would bring in 10,000 Iraqi and Syrian refugees
The Conservatives are promising to bring 10,000 additional refugees from Syria and Iraq if re-elected — despite refusing to say whether thousands of others from the war-torn region have already been resettled.
Stephen Harper says the party would meet the new commitment over four years by targeting refugees from religious minority groups in the region who face persecution or the threat of extremist violence.
(More here: Stephen Harper pledges to launch program to support Middle East’s persecuted religious minorities)
2. Pregnant Swedish teen captured by IS in Syria: Media
(Not the least reason we should not be letting muslims into Western nations)
3. Angry Afghan leader assails Pakistan as haven for deadly Taliban attacks
(That must be one hard score card to keep)
4. American activist organizing global anti-islam protest.
5. Australian television personality defends calling Muslim MP a ‘Mussie’
Eddie McGuire, a powerful Australian sporting figure and television personality known for his controversial off-hand comments, has been criticised for describing a state MP as a ‘soccer loving Turkish-born Mussie’
Eddie McGuire, a prominent Australian television presenter and Australian rules football figure, has refused to apologise for describing a Turkish-born MP as a “mussie” and insisted his Muslim friends regarded it as a term of endearment.
As Mr McGuire’s colleagues admitted the use of the term at a meeting of sporting officials made them cringe, he said the comments were “my vernacular” and blamed his enemies for trying to discredit him.
“I checked with [my Muslim friends] again after the story came out to make sure I wasn’t barking up the wrong tree and they laughed,” he told Channel Nine.
6. Birmingham mosque teachers admit beatings
Two Islamic school teachers have admitted beating a child at a mosque in Birmingham.
Mohammed Siddique, 60, and his 23-year-old son Mohammed Waqar had previously denied slapping and hitting a boy with a stick at Sparkbrook’s Jamia Mosque.
They changed their pleas on what was due to be the opening day of their trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
The hearing was adjourned for pre-sentence reports until 7 September and the two men were released on bail.
Siddique and Waqar were charged with wilful cruelty to a child under 16. The court heard the pair had attacked a boy on four separate occasions between May and June 2014.
7. Temple Mount Aug. 9 – 2015
(Filmed by muslims, their title as transited by machine reads: ‘The march of Israeli flags around the Al-Aqsa and the provocations of the settlers’)
8. WTD has dug up a lot more on the IKEA attack. It is looking more and more like it wasn’t a customer who had tried to assemble one of their bookshelves.
The suspects were two men born in 1992 and 1979 who probably knew each other, Agren said. They had no connection with the victims and the motive for the attack was not known, he said.
Thank you Richard, M., Gates of Vienna, WTD., and many more. More to come.
In the previous post with the video of the pope:
at 0:56 on the video
he says : questo si chiama violenza …. si chiama uccidere !
the translation should be something like : – this is called violence , this is called killing
(Thanks for the correction)
After hearing about the attack in Turkey against the US embassy I started thinking about history and attacks against the US embassies world wide.
This is a list taken from Wikipedia
|18 July 1924||Tehran, Sublime State of Persia||An angry mob of led by members of the Muslim clergy and including many members of the Iranian Army beat Robert W. Imbrie, United States Consul in Tehran, to death. The mob blamed America for poisoning a well.||mob||1|
|27 January 1958||Ankara, Turkey||Bombing in embassy compound||none|
|January 31, 1968||Saigon, Vietnam||As part of the Tet Offensive, Viet Cong commandos forced their way onto the US Embassy grounds and surrounded the building until US reinforcements arrived.||armed assault||5 US security
|26 September 1971||Phnom Penh, Cambodia||Attack on embassy softball game||1|
|1972||Manila, Philippines||Attack by communist group, Marine guard wounded||none|
|19 August 1974||Nicosia, Cyprus||Riot outside Embassy; Ambassador and assistant shot by sniper||2|
|4 August 1975||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Japanese Red Army gunmen raid Embassy||none|
|1979||Tehran, Iran||Iran hostage crisis|
|21 November 1979||Islamabad, Pakistan||Islamist riots destroy Embassy (see 1979 U.S. Embassy Burning in Islamabad)||2|
|2 December 1979||Tripoli, Libya||Islamist riots destroy Embassy (see 1979 U.S. Embassy Burning in Libya)||none|
|18 April 1983||Beirut, Lebanon||Islamic Jihad car bomb destroys Embassy (see April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing)||63 (of which 17 were Americans)|
|12 December 1983||Kuwait City, Kuwait||al-Dawa truck bomb outside Embassy||6|
|20 September 1984||Beirut, Lebanon||Hezbollah car bomb outside embassy (see 1984 United States embassy annex bombing)||24|
|November 1984||Bogota, Colombia||Car bomb outside Embassy planted by drug cartel||1|
|February 1986||Lisbon, Portugal||Popular Forces of 25 April car bomb outside Embassy||none|
|14 May 1986||Jakarta, Indonesia||Japanese Red Army mortar barrage||none|
|9 June 1987||Rome, Italy||Japanese Red Army mortar barrage||none|
|17 September 1989||Bogota, Colombia||RPG fired on Embassy by unknown assailant||none|
|27 July 1993||Lima, Peru||Car bomb outside Embassy planted by Shining Path||bombing||none|
|13 September 1995||Moscow, Russia||RPG fired on Embassy by unknown assailant||bombing||none|
|21 June 1998||Beirut, Lebanon||RPGs fired at Embassy by Hezbollah||bombing||none|
|7 August 1998||Nairobi, Kenya||al-Qaeda simultaneously attacked both Embassies with truck bombs (more details)||bombing||213, including 10 US personnel and 2 US security|
|Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||11|
|22 January 2002||Calcutta, India||Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami gunmen attacked American cultural centre, which included public affairs office of nearby US Consulate (more details)||armed assault||5 Indian security|
|14 June 2002||Karachi, Pakistan||al-Qaeda truck bomb detonated outside Consulate (more details)||bombing||12 Pakistani civilians|
|12 October 2002||Denpasar, Indonesia||Consular Office bombed by Jemaah Islamiyah as part of the Bali bombings||bombing||none|
|28 February 2003||Karachi, Pakistan||Unknown gunmen attack US Consulate (more details)||armed assault||2 Pakistani security|
|30 June 2004||Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan bombs US Embassy||bombing||none|
|6 December 2004||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||al-Qaeda gunmen raid diplomatic compound||armed assault||5 Saudi personnel
|2 March 2006||Karachi, Pakistan||Car bomb explodes outside Consulate, killing a US diplomat (more details)||bombing||1 US personnel
1 Pakistani personnel
1 Pakistani security
|12 September 2006||Damascus, Syria||Gunmen raid US Embassy||armed assault||1 Syrian security
|12 January 2007||Athens, Greece||RPG Fired at Embassy by Revolutionary Struggle||bombing||none|
|18 March 2008||Sana’a, Yemen||Mortar rounds missed US Embassy, hitting nearby school||bombing||2 Yemeni civilians|
|9 July 2008||Istanbul, Turkey||Armed attack against Consulate (more details)||armed assault||3 Turkish security
|17 September 2008||Sana’a, Yemen||A coordinated attack resulted in a 20-minute battle with security (more details)||armed assault||6 Yemeni security
5 Yemeni civilians
1 US civilian
|5 April 2010||Peshawar, Pakistan||An attack near the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, kills two consulate security guards and at least six others (more details)||armed assault||2 Pakistani personnel
1 Pakistani security
1 Pakistani civilian
|11 September 2012||Cairo, Egypt||Protestors scaled the walls of the Consulate and replaced the US flag with an Islamist banner before being driven back by Egyptian security (more details)||mob||none|
|Benghazi, Libya||A group of terrorists storm the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya — killing the U.S. Ambassador, one staff member, and two security contractors (more details)||armed assault||4 US personnel|
|14 September 2012||Sana’a, Yemen||Protestors stormed the US Embassy and set fire to several vehicles before being driven back by Yemeni security (more details)||mob||5 attackers|
|Tunis, Tunisia||Tunisian police fought back protestors who attacked the US Embassy in Tunis (more details)||mob||2 attackers|
|1 February 2013||Ankara, Turkey||A suicide bomber attacked the US Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Friday, detonating himself inside a security entrance to the compound (more details)||bombing||1 Turkish security
|13 September 2013||Herat, Afghanistan||A group of 7 Taliban militants attacked the US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan using truck bombs, assault rifles, and rocket-propelled grenades, killing 2 Afghan security guards and wounding 20 others (more details)|
A more complete list and an analysis of which ones were Islamic, which communist and what other attacks have taken place, as well as which ones took place under a democratic president and which under republican and a strong or weak president would be very interesting. One thing I can say without looking any further at all, is the most attacks against US consular missions world wide by a great leap backwards, are under Obama’s watch with at least 8, Pakistan, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Benghazi, Afghanistan, and now Turkey twice.
More on #8 Ikea attack in Sweden:
Aftonbladet.se posted same video of arrest/better audio Difficult audio, but clearly there is yelling in the background. Allah akbar??? not clear enough – check it out.
Vasteras: Mother and son victim of madness
Mother and son were on vacation visiting local friends/family? – may have been randomly attacked. The two arrested do not have prior record.
TheLocal.se: Malmo shaken by another hand grenade attack Aug. 10
The hand grenade exploded on a residential street near one of Malmö’s busiest bus stations in the Möllevången area of the southern city late on Sunday night.
No one was injured in the blast, which took place at 11pm at a street crossing between Ahlmansgatan and Claesgatan, although some 30 windows were shattered.
Malmö has been hit by more than 30 explosions since the start of the year. At one point in July four grenade attacks were reported in under a week. Last year, a total of 25 blasts took place in the city over the whole of 2014.
Many of the hand grenades are believed to come from former conflict zones in the Balkans. Police have previously linked some of the unrest to an increased import of illegal weapons and recently called for tougher border controls on the Öresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark in a bid to tackle the problem.
Earlier in the summer they also revealed that they were stepping up their presence in known trouble-hit areas such as Rosengård and Seved, where they announced around 30 people believed to be from criminal backgrounds were being tracked by officers.
Last month, concerns were raised that police staff shortages in the city were putting the public at risk, as around a third of the 705-strong Malmö force were on holiday.
Permit yourself to imagine the confrontation transposed to Rome. If it can happen at one point (in the center of Jewish life), what is to say that such confrontation will not happen at the center of Catholic life)?
More videos from the “summer camp” here::
Here is one of their arts and crafts projects, where they build a barricade to stop Jews and Israeli police from entering.
The thing that struck me about the list of attacks was the way they have been accelerating since the left placed so many roadblocks in the path of the US retaliating for the attacks.