1. 10,000 more muslims to be brought to Canada.
(Even in the video they explain that these people came from Lebanon)
2. What appear to be expat Turks, very possibly Kurds, chant “Terrorist Erdogan” and are drowned out by his personal choir
The protest against Turkey’s Caliph, Erdogan gets a little more kinetic in NYC
3. Alternative For Germany party, AFD, calls for the closure of all mosques
4. Belgium. Soldiers and police jointly do anti-terror operations in the newest affront to democracy
(Yes. He dared question an Islamic practice. For this he is spending 3 years in an Egyptian jail. I’m pretty sure it bears no resemblance to the digs Karla Homolka enjoyed after her deal to testify against her husband Paul Bernardo. To understand the ‘cultural practices’ the writer was questioning, see video below)
A Cairo misdemeanour court upheld Thursday a three-year jail sentence handed down on Egyptian writer Fatma Naoot for contempt of religion.
In January, Naoot was sentenced to three years in prison and fined EGP 20,000 (over $2550) after being found guilty of charges related to blasphemy.
The misdemeanor court rejected an appeal by Naoot’s defence team Thursday against the sentence, upholding the sentence and the fine. Neither Naoot nor her defence team attended today’s court session.
On Wednesday, Naoot said on her official Facebook account she was travelling to Canada to attend the “The First Egyptian-Canadian Conference in Toronto,” where several issues including blasphemy laws and freedom of expression would be discussed, according to the writer.
Thank you M. Wrath of Khan, Xanthippa, Richard, Yucki and so many. It is a huge news day today and yesterday. By end of day I hope to catch up but please do check the daily links post for the full set of links and op-eds posted to this site. There is a lot that hasn’t been posted yet as a lot of our time goes to editing and titling videos, a couple of which are of significant interest I think. With luck, those will be posted this evening.