Erdogan’s fake challenge, No outward signs of Judaism in Paris please and more: Links 3 on Dec. 1 – 2015

1. More footage of the explosion in Istanbul

2. People did cheer 9/11, says ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani

The former mayor of New York City has said there were “pockets” of people celebrating when the World Trade Center towers fell on 11 September 2001.

But Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor at the time, disputed claims by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that thousands of people were involved.

3. Swedish nationalists cheer record poll support

UPDATED: The anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party has polled 19.9 percent, the group’s highest-ever projected share of the electoral vote in a survey by Statistics Sweden.

Twice a year, Sweden’s number crunching agency Statistics Sweden asks more than 9,000 people about their voting preferences in the country’s biggest political poll.

The nationalist Sweden Democrats’ support has risen by 5.5 percent since the last Statistics Sweden survey in May and seven percent more than in the last elections in 2014.

“I think we have the potential to become the largest party,” Sweden Democrats’ party secretary Richard Jomshof told the Swedish news agency, TT, after the figures were announced.

“I am absolutely convinced that the party has benefited from the situation that has arisen in recent months, even if we do not acknowledge the situation,” he said, referring to the refugee crisis.

4. Migrants housed in Latvia moan their benefits are not enough and ‘this is not Britain’

Macedonian riot policemen stand in front of the wired fence at the borderline between Greece and The Former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaEPA

Macedonian riot policemen stand in front of the wired fence at the border between Greece & Macedonia

Latvia, which has a population of roughly two million, is gearing up to accept hundreds of refugees as part of a quota agreed by diplomats in Brussels.

But those who have arrived in the tiny Baltic state say the cold weather, lack of generous state handouts and relatively low number of fellow migrants who speak the same language have combined to make their experience of life in Europe thoroughly miserable.

One refugee worker told German newspaper Die Welt: “The refugees from southern countries tell us openly: Latvia is not our dream destination, we happened here, it was up to the smugglers.” Another added: “It is not like Britain. We want to go to Britain, life is easy in Britain. We want to live in Britain like our friends.”

5. Jerusalem Online catches up to the news about the Turkish journalists busted for exposing Erdogan’s Islamic State complicity.

6. Another IS recruiting video. (WARNING full of the usual horrifying graphic snuff porn muslims love so much in recruiting films)

7. Turkish court ‘orders Gollum study’ in Erdogan case

(Wait till the court hears that its probably from Jewish folklore!)

A Turkish court has asked experts to assess the character Gollum from The Lord of the Rings in the case of a man on trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish media report.

Bilgin Ciftci is accused of insulting the president for sharing images comparing Mr Erdogan and Gollum.

The experts will reportedly decide whether or not this was an insult.

It is not known precisely what criteria the experts will use to arrive at their decision.

The character of Gollum appears in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien and the film versions directed by Peter Jackson.

He was first introduced in the Hobbit as “a small, slimy creature”. In the Lord of the Rings his longing for the ring distorted his body and mind.

8. Paris police tell Chabad not to light Hanukkah candles in public spaces

The tweet reads, in Hebrew: “Chabad: Paris police order [us] to cancel most of our public [Hanukkah] candlelighting in the city, in light of the terror attack and the fear of additional attacks. Efforts [are underway] to approve a candlelighting at the foot of the Eiffel [Tower].”

9. Paris Attacks: 2,000 Raids, 210 Arrests Since State of Emergency

10. Erdogan’s stunningly dishonest challenge to Putin, to resign if he cannot prove Turkish complicity with the Islamic State. (I say dishonest because its already been proven)

 

Thank you Wrath of Khan, M., Kathy, Shabnam, PP., Gates of Vienna, Tanya and all who helped out so far today. More to come.

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9 Replies to “Erdogan’s fake challenge, No outward signs of Judaism in Paris please and more: Links 3 on Dec. 1 – 2015”

    • Computers are so great. The way you can make your point and accompany it with a link that instantly educates me on the subject of public menorah lighting, right down to all the proper spellings. If this was a hundred years ago we’d be writing letters to each other and having them delivered by steamship. These things are what is known as a “Quantum leap”. We should all be getting quite a bit smarter because of them.

      • Those who do the quantum click are. But the number of people who will not remains static. It is slightly less than the people who did not write the letter or read the book. The number of times I have had the same argument over and over again with the same people who I then send perfect proof to that only requires a click and read or a click and watch and which they simply never do is astonishing. But instructive.

        It means many people prefer their own paradigm to truth and they will not click something which threatens that. Now of course I politely tell those same people I am not interested in discussing an issue with them for which I took the time and trouble to do the research for them and sent them the links they themselves asked for numerous times and they never bothered to even watch or read. Therefore, they do not care about the facts of the issue and so lets talk about something else. To my friend’s credit he responded: ‘Well that’s fair enough”.

        Yes it is. But the gulf between those who click and those who do not grows.

        • Oh, yeah, and I forgot to mention. Quantum leap or not, this is still a mad, mad, mad, mad world. I think that all 7-billion of us get moments of clarity, but generally spend most of our time careening around in utter madness. We’re quick to notice how crazy everybody else is, but slow to see it in ourselves.

          And maybe the reason people don’t click your links is because they are simply afraid that, in today’s intellectual climate, a lapse into true critical thinking could cost them their job, their friends, and maybe even their family, if they form certain opinions and are branded an “Islamophobe” or a “hater” or a “racist” or a “denier” or an “extreme right winger”. I know they are working tirelessly toward making the questioning of climate change into a criminal offense.
          Have you noticed the sheer dark bottomless hatred that fills Barack Obama’s eyes when he talks about Republicans. He definitely hates them a lot more than he hates ISIS or al-Qaeda or any other force outside of the United States. Now add to that the fact that practically every celebrity in the pantheon, from Matt Damon to Lady Gaga, is in lock step with Mr. Obama, and a picture starts to emerge. People are afraid to think for themselves, just as they were in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. They sense that noticing little inconsistencies in their leaders’ words could be hazardous to their well-being…

        • For people like Rip Van Winkle or the Amish – or me – newcomers to the mainstream, being able to look up pop-culture and slang makes all the difference in the world. On average I look up something every 15 minutes.

          I miss most jokes. By the time I look up a word that turns out to be a reference to a character from a TV series or 1970s movie, it’s a wash. But next time I see it, I get a little thrill, I’m part of the in-crowd.

    • I confess that I found the Lubavitcher in-your-face-ism distasteful for a long time.
      After my father joined the ~ uh ~ crusade to liberate Soviet Jewry, I came to appreciate Rabbi Schneerson’s vision. And The Rebbe himself, of course.

  1. Another added: “It is not like Britain. We want to go to Britain, life is easy in Britain. We want to live in Britain like our friends.”

    Well tough. Go to to where you can kill your fellow believers instead of us, and do everyone a favour.

    • By what leap of logic does anyone imagine that standing in the welfare line in some freezing northern country is going to be a walk in the park? How about loading gravel around at a construction site at 20-below with wind chill? Hmmm??? Do they really think that being poor in Latvia or Germany or Canada is fun? Do they really think they have a future in countries where hatred against Muslims is only going to get worse and worse as the number of unspeakable atrocities committed by Muslims goes up and up and up…?

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