1: The Bangkok bomber suspect was a very quiet man and a religious muslim
BANGKOK – The evidence seized by police investigating Thailand’s deadliest bombing includes an apparently damning trove of explosives, fertilizer, and piles of fake passports, but the shabby-looking foreigner they arrested on Saturday remains a mystery.
There has been no word of his nationality, affiliation or whether the evidence seized in a shabby Bangkok apartment block amounts to a smoking gun for the attack on a crowded downtown shrine that killed 20 people two weeks ago.
Reuters interviews with neighbors, investigators and the community in the city suburb of Nong Chok paint a picture of a reclusive and secretive Muslim who seldom ventured beyond the four rooms he occupied in the grimy orange and cream-colored building. […] The couple said they instantly recognized the images on newscasts that went viral on social media of the thin, bearded man with a pale complexion and tightly cropped hair.
They had seen him sometimes kneeling and praying in the corridor. On the rare occasions he was spotted outside, he appeared focused and walked with purpose.
2. Man found dead in prayer position in Troy Mi. yard
TROY, Mich. – Police are investigating the death of a man who was found lying face down in a “prayer position” in the front yard of a home outside Detroit.
The homeowner in Troy discovered the body of the 35-year-old man Saturday morning called 911.
Tom Wenson told our sister station WXYZ at first he thought the man was alive. He said the man was lying face down on his knees, with his hands curled under him.
“He was a clean person. He had a religious bracelet on his arm and he was just very well kept,” Wenson added.
(The story isn’t well explained but the man was found dead in a prayer position on the front yard of a home that was not his and the dead man was unknown to the man who did own the home. The affiliation of the religious bracelet was not stated, meaning almost certainly he was a muslim)
3. Police Investigate ‘Hate Crime’ For Taking Photos Outside Mosque
Police in Northern Ireland are spending valuable resources investigating an alleged hate crime after three men holding a Northern Ireland flag stood outside an Islamic prayer centre. A member of the public contacted the police, complaining that the men had taken photos.
One of the men has been identified as Paul Golding, leader of Britain First. He and two other members of the group were outside the centre, located in Conway Square in Newtownards, to shoot a short video about the rise of Islam in the United Kingdom.
Within minutes of arriving, they were confronted by “a car load” of local Muslim youths who questioned them on what they were doing there. The video shot by the group has since been uploaded to their Facebook page.
4. A Warning To The West: A Voice From Egypt
(From Aug. 11 2015)
Islamophobe, racist, and bigot are the current words most favoured by Muslims and their leftist sympathizers to slander, smear, defame and falsely accuse others who choose to talk about and criticize Islam. They use these words in an attempt to shut down the debate and further their own agenda. These false accusations don’t intimidate me. Nor will they silence me, for I speak the truth.
I come from Egypt, and I have seen my country turned into a strict Muslim nation over the past 30 years. Like so many others, I have been badly burned by this transformation. Islam has ruined my land, and its followers are now bringing the same fate to other countries, particularly in the West.
Islam is not like any other religion. It is a supremacist, racist, totalitarian, legal, political and social ideology wrapped in a religious guise. It seeks domination over all other legal systems and religions. Islam is worse than Nazism. Followers of Islam believe they are the only righteous people on earth, and the only ones who have access to higher truths. Muslims believe Islam is the final and the only true religion.
5. Hungary: Refugees protest after police prevent them boarding Germany-bound train
6. NBC: ISIS international branches ‘growing like crazy’ despite U.S. efforts
7. General Secretary for Danish Refugee Help: “We face an Armageddon scenario”
The General Secretary for Danish Refugee Help, Andreas Kamm, used to be a politically correct pro-multiculturalist. But he has had a change of mind, and is not even sure if we can save our societies. I am also not sure, but we have to fight as if we have a chance.
The number of refugees and migrants heading towards Europe is historically high. The political institutions that are in charge of handling refugee flows are collapsing. The solidarity within the EU and international conventions are under increasing pressure.
We are therefore heading towards a greater collapse, concludes Danish Refugee Council’s longstanding Secretary General Andreas Kamm. …
“We are risking that conflicts between refugees and migrants on the one side and local populations on the other goes awry and will escalate, and in my eyes, we face an Armageddon scenario.”
8. Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting “false news.”
The ministry said in a statement that John Casson’s comments were “unacceptable interference” in the country’s judiciary, and “incompatible with diplomatic norms and practices.” In a post on Twitter, spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said Egypt “rejects any foreign criticism of judicial verdicts.”
The court sentenced the Canadian Mohammed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohammed on Saturday, reigniting international criticism over the long-running case and highlighting authorities’ crackdown on free speech.
Speaking to television cameras in Arabic after the verdict, Casson said he was “shocked and concerned by the sentences,” in a case that is of “profound interest to Egyptians because it has become a symbol of the basis for stability in the new Egypt.”
(Yeah! and one of them only had ONE BULLET! that hardly seems fair! In Canada he would have got more time than that just for the bullet)
9. Sweden: One killed, three injured in Stockholm suburb shooting
One person was killed and at least three others left injured after a shooting took place in the Rinkeby district of Stockholm, Sunday.
According to government statistics the district is home to a primarily immigrant population but it is unclear at this stage if this was an influencing factor in the attack.
Thank you M., Buck, Wrath of Khan, Richard, Dan F., Krishan B., and a host of others. Much more to come.
6 – In every war since WWI we have had to relearn the lesson that you can’t win the war by bombing alone, you have to follow up with ground troops to dig the enemy out of their holes otherwise they will simply rebuild and use the lack of ground troops as a recruiting aid since we have to be afraid of them otherwise we would have send in the ground forces.
#5: What sort of recourse is available in international law for a country like Hungary? They have to spend their tax dollars on border fences, extra shifts for police officers, and possibly army deployments in the future all because of the (in)actions and policies of countries like the UK, Sweden and Germany, as well as the EU. Why should Attila in Budapest have to fork over his hard-earned money just to save European civilization?
Frankly I think that at this point, the Hungarian people are more than entitled to take a page from the Muslim playbook and storm the UK, German, and Swedish Embassies, evict the occupants, then burn the buildings to the ground. The tyrants who are trying to destroy the European People need to understand that their actions have consequences.
The Balkans and Eastern Europe have always been western Europes defense against invaders from the east, and traditionally the western nations have refused to send money or help to the border nations. At one point it was Eastern Germany that was the main western defense with France always promising aid and never sending it..This is why the Germans have so many problems with the French.