The Islamic State shows uncharacteristic equalitarianism in its antisemitism as it decrees that jihad against Israel is not more important than jihad against everyone else.1. Pakistan calls in army to stop protests in support of the murderer of the state governor who wanted to end the blasphemy laws
The Saudi government is hoping to impose capital punishment on homosexuals, it has been claimed
The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality.According to Okaz newspaper, the last six months has seen 35 cases of homosexuality and 50 cases of cross-dressers as well as cases of “sexual perversion” in Saudi Arabia.
An article in the 22nd issue of the official Islamic State (ISIS) mouthpiece Al-Naba, titled “Beit Al-Maqdis – First and Foremost an Issue of Shari’a Law,” sets out the organization’s position on Palestine and the war on Israel, from both the ideological and practical perspectives. The article states that the fight against Israel does not take precedence over jihad against the infidels elsewhere, and, furthermore, that the fight against the infidels within – that is, against the Muslim rulers and governments – is even more important. According to ISIS, prioritization of the war on Israel is a deviation from the principles of Islam, because jihad is aimed at establishing the religion and implementing shari’a law. Since the entire world except for the ISIS-controlled areas is ruled by infidels, the article asks why war against the Jews is being prioritized over the war against other infidels. It also states that restricting jihad’s target to war solely against the Jews is a forbidden alteration in the laws of Allah. In ISIS’s view, if there is to be any prioritization of jihad in any one place, then it should be to liberate the Islamic holy sites of Mecca and Medina from the clutches of the Saudi royal family.
A former Canadian engineering student detained over fears he might commit a terrorist act was formally charged on Tuesday with participating in the activities of a terrorist group.
Kevin Omar Mohamed, 23, appeared briefly in a Toronto area court to face the charge, which was in addition to two weapons offenses laid by federal police when he was arrested last week in possession of a knife.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said he had traveled to Turkey on or around April 24, 2014 to join the Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front.
He flew back to Canada a month later.
(We really need to decide what it means to call someone Canadian etc. Is it just people in possession of a document now something you get in a cereal box if you know the right people?)
6. Polish President Andrzej Duda is set to fly to Washington DC for a three-day visit, but the US isn’t rolling out the red carpet. In fact, President Obama has pointedly refused to meet with his Polish counterpart, and so have US lawmakers. Polish media have already described the situation as the worst shock in Polish-American relations in 30 years.
(I wonder if it could be because of this)
7. I guess Liccoln was right. You Can’t fool all the people all the time.
(Now the question is, have they fooled enough people to meet their objectives? So far thats a big yes)
8. The documentary about Saudi Arabia from last week was pulled but here is a mirror of it. In case anyone has this place as their family vacation plan.
(Wearing a table cloth does not make you an Italian restaurant)
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Xanthippa, Richard, and many more. And way more to come today. The Danish Orban video needs to be redone as I messed up the synch somehow. The translation I am told, is brilliant.
Marine Le Pen’s interview in Quebec is apparently stellar. She rebuffed a CBC hit piece with such grace and skill the CBC pretty much hid it on their Radio Canada page. We shall have it for you soon.
A few people who speak Dutch read this site and have their own sites in Dutch as well. Please consider embedding this video of Viktor Orban subtitled in Dutch. This may be a comforting thing to the people of the Netherlands.