1. New chaos on Kos as Pakistanis, Afghans and Iranians throw fists and rocks in fight over to be registered as migrants
Fighting broke out between a group of Asian migrants on the Greek island of Kos today.
Riot police did nothing as 50 asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran threw rocks and exchanged blows near a passenger ship where hundreds of migrants were being registered.
Hundreds of Asian migrants were stood near the police station when the brawl broke out, possibly because they have little chance of being processed on the Eleftherios Venizelos.
The Greek authorities are giving priority to Syrians. They are treated as refugees because they are fleeing their country’s bitter civil war and therefore have greater rights under international law than economic migrants.
News of the outbreak in Kos comes as experts claim nearly 250,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year and that number will top quarter-of-a-million by the end of the month.
2. Unlicensed backyard dentist pleads guilty, escapes jail term
3. North Korea threatens imminent strikes against South, warns US
(And that is the result of another great US nuclear deal with North Korea)
4. CNN’s concern is that the testimony of the victims of islamic rape, torture and murder may feed in to people’s ideas that islam may inspire rape, torture and murder
5. AT&T Helped N.S.A. Spy on an Array of Internet Traffic
(If I remember my high-school history properly, this is not the first time AT&T have acted in a massively scandalous way and against the interests of the American people)
The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.
While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.”
AT&T’s cooperation has involved a broad range of classified activities, according to the documents, which date from 2003 to 2013. AT&T has given the N.S.A. access, through several methods covered under different legal rules, to billions of emails as they have flowed across its domestic networks. It provided technical assistance in carrying out a secret court order permitting the wiretapping of all Internet communications at the United Nations headquarters, a customer of AT&T.
6. Ezra Levant looks at Harper’s immigration policies with respect to the Middle East meltdown
7. Mississippi paper: It would be “ignorant” to be suspicious of jihadi’s mosque
The facts of the case are these: Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla and his wife, Amira al-Amriki, were arrested while trying to travel to the Islamic State. Muhammad’s father, Oda Dakhlalla, is the imam of the Islamic Center of Mississippi in Starkville.
Now look at the evidence that the Commercial Dispatch adduces to support its claim that it would be “ignorant” to suspect Oda Dakhlalla and the Islamic Center of Mississippi of having anything to do the “radicalization” of Oda’s son and daughter-in-law. A professor at MSU regularly took students to the Islamic Center of Mississippi, where Oda Dakhlalla was a gracious host and told the students all about how much Islam and Christianity have in common. The imam even “served refreshment”! The only other bit of evidence this editorial adduces is the fact that after 9/11, non-Muslims in Starkville rallied around the Muslim community.
8. Brian Lilley on Sound Cloud speaks to the pernicious spreading nature of gun control.
9. Prosecutors did not appeal a decision to grant Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis bail on a murder charge more than a year before he stormed the Lindt cafe ‘because it was almost Christmas’
(I’m sure his victims and the families and friends of his victims will be forever grateful)
Thank you M., Richard, Wrath of Khan, Buck, and many more who sent in materials today so far.
Last night’s Mark Levin was quite good. There are some mild disagreements with our assessment of some issues, for example Caliph Baghdadi’s regular rape victim, Levin said, was non-political when in fact she was a vocal leftist, hated Israel and had all the fashionable views. But overall he was very interesting and informative on quite a few issues.
Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter gave us a nuclear armed NORK and now Obama and Kerry give us a nuclear armed Iran. Anyone notice the pattern?