1. Germany’s new, ‘Gropeher Barbie’
(It will be interesting to see how the UK government will turn a simple statement of fact into a hate crime)
A provocative online anti Islamisation campaigner has distributed and put up stickers mocking the Islamic State terror group in East London, an area with one of the largest Muslim populations in Europe.
The stickers are designed to look like the infamous Islamic State (IS) black flag, but in the place of the usual Arabic inscription are the partially concealed works “we fuck goats” in English. Below that is an image of two jihadists engaging in bestiality with a goat. At first glance, however, the image also appears to be an Arabic inscription.
India attaches “the highest importance” to the full development of ties with Israel, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Monday, adding that there was room for more growth in the rapidly developing bilateral relations.
Swaraj, on the second day of a three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, said at a press opportunity before meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that, “Our bilateral cooperation has developed well in a number of areas over the past two decades, but the potential of our relations is much more.”
Sarwaj, who visited Israel once before she became foreign minister in 2014, is only the third Indian foreign minister to visit the country, and the first since 2012. Her visit is seen as an indication of the flowering of ties between the two countries and as a precursor to an expected visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This would be the first-ever visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister.
Greece has seen 21 times more migrants arrive on its shores so far this month than in all of January 2015, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.
Since the beginning of 2016, IOM said 31,244 migrants and refugees had arrived in Greece by sea, compared with just 1,472 recorded arrivals on the Greek islands in January last year.
“This is a huge jump,” spokesman Itayi Viriri told reporters in Geneva, warning that it does not bode well for the rest of the year.
“If the trend as it is now continues then certainly we’re looking at another record number,” he cautioned.
Greece’s head of state has described the situation in which Turkish border authorities aid smugglers as “a type of slave trade.” He met with his German counterpart to discuss ways to curb the influx of migrants.
Ahead of a meeting with German President Joachim Gauch, Greece’s president, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, on Monday accused neighboring country Turkey of aggravating the refugee crisis, which has overwhelmed authorities in both Greece and Germany.
“I have a strong fear that Turkish smugglers have the support of the authorities, in particular, border authorities who act like they have seen nothing,” Pavlopoulos told German newspaper “Süddeutsche Zeitung.”
“There are even cases where the smugglers are helped. We have evidence. It’s a type of slave trade,” the president said, adding that he was not speaking about the country’s leaders, in an apparent reference to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyep Erdogan.
Human rights and aid organizations have repeatedly raised similar concerns about Turkish border authorities’ implication in human trafficking, according to Reuters news agency.
Balinese cities could soon be targeted by the same terrorists responsible for the Jakarta blasts outside the Sarinah shopping mall in Indonesia’s capital last week, according to reports.
Indonesian police are investigating a threatening letter that was delivered to a local government office in the Balinese regency of Buleleng at 9am on Tuesday.
The letter warns that the terror network is ‘ready to blow up these cities in the name of Allah’, according to Fairfax Media.
7. Voice sounds a little like Donald Trump here
The 3 billion euro refugee aid agreed between the EU and Turkey hasn’t been delivered as Italy wants the money to come from the EU budget and not from the Member State’s budgets
More refugees may hit EU’s door if the Union fails to give the €3 billion refugee aid promised to Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu indirectly said on Saturday.
Turkish daily, Daily Sabah, said that the Turkish Minister stressed that “If you [the EU and the international community in general] do not extend your hand to the refugees in Turkey or do not cooperate with Turkey, these people will come to you.”
Cavusoglu made the remarks during a visit to one of the refugee camps in southeastern Gaziantep province’s Nizip district. Then the Minister said: “Everyone knows what Syrians and Iraqis need. Everyone knows the opportunities that Turkey provided for them but they [international community] remain distant.”
(Once again proving that the sharia is more pernicious than just the ‘hudud’, brutal corporal punishments, but is a war on reason itself. On Greek thought. It must must must be fought)
A Pakistani boy who cut off his own hand, believing he had committed blasphemy, says he does not regret his action.
Thank you Wrath of Khan, M., Buck, Richard and many more.
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