Why-oh-why do I still read the New York Times? Am I that much of a masochist?
Here’s why. Because those who rely upon it run media/entertainment/publishing empires, corporations, and governments. These Masters of the Universe do not understand that the articles about Israel and the Muslim world in the Paper of Record are all, essentially, toxic propaganda; to them, it is mother’s milk, God’s own word. Verily, it is The Atheist’s Bible.
That’s why I steel myself every single day. Take yesterday, October 6th.
One would think that the IDF’s October 4th arrest of five members of the Hamas cell responsible for the heinous murders of Eitam and Naama Henkin on October 1st would be front page news. One would be wrong. This dramatic information is contained on page A9 and takes up only a little more than half the page. The hard copy article is 1,083 words long and is divided into 22 paragraphs.
Journalists Jodi Rudoren and Diaa Hadid (with additional reporters from Jerusalem, the West Bank, Ramallah, and Bethlehem), seem to be practicing “proportional” or “equivalency” journalism as opposed to “objective” journalism.
For the second time in less than a week, a Palestinian Arab terrorist — this time a teenage girl — stabbed an Israeli Jew at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.
An unidentified 18-year-old Palestinian Arab female attacker stabbed the 25-year-old male victim in the back after she sneaked up behind him Wednesday morning at around 10:30 am, Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said.
(Videos at site)
A Middle Eastern crime group reportedly supplied the gun used by Parramatta shooter Farhad Jabar who used it to killed police accountant Curtis Cheng.
Farhad, 15, is thought to have got hold of the gun inside Parramatta Mosque, which he went to before he murdered Mr Cheng on Friday afternoon, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The teenager was given the .38 Smith and Wesson by an extremist inside the mosque who got the gun from a crime identity. The gang member had no idea what was going to unfold.
(‘An extremist inside the mosque’. Piffle. It was a muslim who was contributing to jihad and a mosque is a beachhead. They should not be allowed anywhere as they rarely, if ever, are not used for plotting and arranging jihad. It is the purpose of mosques and it was the function of the first one in Medina and all attempt to emulate that.)
4. Video title says “Sharmuta’s home raided by police lashes out, but I think Sharmuta is Arabic for ‘whore’.
5. Russia speaks to the use of naval assets in the bombardment of the Islamic State
Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed to Russian President Vladimir Putin that naval missile strikes have joined in on the attack against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, during a meeting in Sochi on Wednesday.SOT, Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister (Russian): “From September 30 till today 112 targets have been hit. The intensity of the attacks is growing. Over the last two days of intensive work involving different kinds of intelligence work we located a large number of ISIS targets: a command centre, an ammunition store, military equipment, and militants training camps.”SOT, Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister (Russian): “This morning ships of the Caspian Flotilla joined the Air Force with four rocket ships staging 26 launches on 11 targets. According to data all the targets were destroyed and civilians were not affected.”SOT, Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister (Russian): “Today 23 aircraft continue to conduct airstrikes on militant positions. During this period (from September 30) 19 command centres, 12 ammunition dumps, 71 combat vehicles, and six explosive factories were destroyed. We will continue to maintain the level of work.”
A woman whose family branded her ‘unclean’ after she was gang-raped in her Syrian homeland has been found murdered in Germany – allegedly on the orders of her own mother.
Police believe the victim, named only as Rokstan M, 20, was stabbed to death by her father and brothers in the twisted logic that she had brought disgrace on her family through the sex attack.
Shortly before she was found dead in an allotment garden in the eastern German city of Dessau, she apparently had a premonition of her fate.
Writing on her WhatsApp profile, she said: ‘I am awaiting death. But I am too young to die.’
Rokstan had been living in a house for single women before returning to her family a few days before she was murdered and buried in a shallow grave.
Saudi Arabia has threatened to execute those who ‘spread rumours’ about the government on social media, a state-run website has reported.
It is the first time the Gulf nation, which has come under fire for issuing death penalties to protesters, has created a rule to punish ordinary people for what they say on Twitter and Facebook, human rights campaigners Reprieve told MailOnline.
There are already laws and departments to censor mass media in the country, which is known to crush dissidence with capital punishment.
Only the worst ‘rumour-mongers’ will be executed, while lesser offenders will be punished with lashes, imprisonment, travel bans, house arrest and a social media ban, a Ministry of Justice source is quoted to have said.
A crisis relief charity chief is set to pull the plug on aid to the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp after discovering most people there are economic migrants ‘without any reason’ to leave their home country.
The Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation has been running a project to help the ‘refugees’ at the makeshift camp and previously claimed they were all ‘fleeing war and significant atrocities.’
But a visit by a team led by Kassim Tokan, the HRF deputy chief executive, discovered a totally different picture on the ground, with unwanted clothing and food being ‘dumped and burnt’ by the migrants.
When a team from the Human Relief Foundation visited the Jungle in Calais they discovered most people there were economic migrants
Thank you Buck, M., Liberty Dk., Oz-Rita, and all who sent in materials. More to come shortly.