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    • I am keeping this on the top of my head, we are already having censorship in in Germany, but this puts it into a broarder context

  1. Europe’s Leaders Blast Bill Over Democracy Jibe: ‘The Mouth Belongs To Clinton, The Voice Belongs To Soros’
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    Top European leaders have blasted Bill and Hillary Clinton following a war of words about the commitment to democracy of both the Polish and Hungarian governments. One leading figure insisted Mr. Clinton “needs a medical test” following his remarks.

    Bill Clinton upset NATO allies in a broadly unreported gaffe accusing Poland and Hungary of thinking “democracy is too much trouble” and wanting to have an “authoritarian dictatorship.” This is despite the fact that Poland recently held elections turfing out the establishment political parties in an election with a higher turnout than Mr. Clinton’s re-election in 1996.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/20/clinton-not-trump-upsets-major-nato-allies-needs-a-medical-test-say-european-leaders/

  2. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/672234/Shocking-footage-violent-riot-police-tear-gas-greek-refugee-campe

    Shocking footage shows RIOTING MIGRANTS clash with police at refugee camp
    VIOLENCE erupted in a sprawling refuge camp after hundreds of migrants battled to fought pitched battles with police.

    Refugees pushed a wagon against a blockade, forcing officers to fire tear gas at rampaging crowds.

    A massive brawl broke out, as four tents in the camp were set on fire and rocks and stones were thrown at the police.

    Idomeni camp, on Greece’s northern border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, is home to about 11,000 people.

    Clashes in the camp are reportedly a regular occurrence as groups try to force themselves through the border and into more prosperous EU states.

    Incidents began at 8:30 pm on Wednesday evening, when about a hundred migrants ran towards the police block, pushing a wagon or train cart to break through to the other side.

  3. On ‘LGBT’ et al: Stop being stupidly compliant with the left’s terms of debate
    By J.E. Dyer May 20, 2016

    All right, just listen up for a minute, folks. This one’s important.

    You have got to stop letting the progressive left frame the debate for you. The media are in the tank for the left, allowing it to seize the high ground by aligning media themes with the left’s framing of every issue. You will never win as long as you align yourselves with the left too, by the use of prejudicial terms and mental constructs.

    There are a lot of examples, such as the very basic one of the leftist lie-theme about “gun control.” “Gun control,” as the left conceives it, is an imaginary concept. It has no rational meaning. There is no such thing; there are only state-imposed gun restrictions, gun regulations, gun prohibitions, and gun confiscation – while the use of guns doesn’t decline, and isn’t magically “controlled,” but only shifts dangerously against the interests of the peaceable, law-abiding citizen.

    Gun control, if it is anything, is proper control of your gun when you, personally, are storing or using it. Eddie Eagle is Mr. Gun Control. Anti-gun leftists, by contrast, are totalitarian gun confiscators waiting for an opportunity to behave like Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Castro, and ISIS, among others. Well-meaning people who buy what they’re selling are ignorant and haven’t thought the issue through. They don’t mean anything rational when they speak of “gun control.” They don’t really know what they mean; they just hope irrationally that more regulations and restrictions will somehow bring about an unachievable outcome. Catering to their ignorance is fatal to your liberties.

    So stop babbling on the left’s cue about “gun control.” If you wouldn’t talk earnestly about our government policy for unicorns, leprechauns, or forest faeries, you shouldn’t talk about “gun control.”

    http://libertyunyielding.com/2016/05/20/lgbt-et-al-stop-stupidly-compliant-lefts-terms-debate/

  4. Sweden’s Holy War on Children’s Books

    by Judith Bergman
    May 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

    In 1966, one of Sweden’s most popular children’s writers, Jan Lööf, published Grandpa is a Pirate, an illustrated children’s book, which featured, among other characters, the wicked pirate Omar and the street peddler, Abdullah. The book has been a bestseller ever since, and has been translated into English (as My Grandpa is a Pirate), Spanish, French and other languages. Ten years ago, 100,000 copies of it were even distributed to the Swedish public with McDonald’s Happy Meals, as part of an initiative to support reading among children.

    Ah, but those were the days of yesteryear! Now, fifty years later, the book is no longer tolerable. The now 76-year-old author told Swedish news outlets that his publisher recently said that unless he rewrites the book and changes the illustrations, it will be taken off the market. The publisher also threatened to withdraw another of his books unless it is redone: it features an illustration of a black jazz musician who sleeps with his sunglasses on.

    Lööf’s publisher, the Swedish publishing giant Bonnier Carlsen, says that it has not yet made a final decision and that it only views the rewriting and re-illustrating of the books as “an option.” There is no doubt, however, that they consider the books in question extremely problematic.

    “The books stereotype other cultures, something which is not strange, since all illustrations are created in a context, in their own time, and times change,” said Eva Dahlin, who heads Bonnier Carlsen’s literary department.

    http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8086/sweden-childrens-books

  5. Black Lives Matter leader Charles Wade has been arrested and charged with human trafficking and prostitution.

    Wade has been a Black Lives Matter organizer, as well as co-founder of Operation Help or Hush.

    The Daily Caller reports:

    A Black Lives Matter activist who operates a social justice charity was arrested last month on charges of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl.

    Charles Wade co-founded Operation Help or Hush in the aftermath of the August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The group claims it helps raise funds for the needy and provide food and shelter for activists.

    But according to a police report obtained by TheDC, the 33-year-old Wade was raising money in more explicit ways.

    He was arrested on April 25 at a motel where he resided in College Park, Md. Police say he was using the motel room to pimp a 17-year-old girl.

    http://eaglerising.com/33584/black-lives-matter-leader-charged-with-sex-trafficking/

  6. French investigators say smoke detected on crashed EgyptAir flight; too early to draw conclusions: AP

    The French air accident investigation agency (BEA) said Saturday smoke was detected before EgyptAir flight MS804 went off radar, but that no conclusions can be drawn, The Associated Press reported.

    BEA (Bureau d’enquêtes et d’analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile) spokesperon Sebastien Barthe told AP the plane’s automatic detection system sent messages of detecting smoke in multiple places on the plane.

    The messages “generally mean the start of a fire,” said Barthe.

    However: “We are drawing no conclusions from this. Everything else is pure conjecture,” added Barthe.

    Egyptian authorities said Friday they were “looking into the report [that there was smoke on the flight],” an Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation spokesman told AFP. ”

    At this point I can’t deny or confirm it,” the Egyptian official said.

    Three BEA officials and a technical expert from France-based civil aircraft manufacturer Airbus arrived in Cairo Friday to participate in the investigations.

    The Wall Street Journal had cited “people familiar with the matter” as saying the messages indicated smoke in the toilet and in the equipment compartment beneath the cockpit, where there is “a critical part of the airliner’s flight-control computer,” and that the automated messages were sent around 2:26 am on Thursday.

    The Egyptian army, which is leading search and recovery efforts in the Mediterranean, has recovered debris and other remains but has not yet located the flight’s Black Box.

    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/217276/Egypt/Politics-/French-investigators-say-smoke-detected-on-crashed.aspx
    Egypt’s civil aviation denies finding MS804’s black box

    Ministry of Civil Aviation denied finding the black box of EgyptAir flight MS804 that crashed over the Mediterranean on Thursday, Youm7 news reported on Saturday.
    The ministry affirmed that Egyptian armed forces is the only body entrusted to search for the debris of the plane, which confirmed that it found some debris and belongings of deceased passengers, but haven’t found the black box yet.

    https://www.masress.com/en/albawaba/88368

  7. BREITBART – Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ Islam

    Islam is a “criminal” ideology which deserves to be ranked with “Nazism, fascism and communism”, is “incompatible with the principles of European law” and, like its totalitarian predecessors, must inevitably be defeated.

    So argues Czech lawyer, activist and politician Klára Samková in a hard hitting lecture she delivered earlier this week in the Czech Parliament to an audience including (some rather bemused) ambassadors from Muslim countries – including the Turkish ambassador who, with several others, walked out half way through.

    Her speech – translated here by Luboš Motl – is well worth reading because it addresses issues almost never aired in polite circles in Western democracies, which find it convenient to dismiss them as extremist or Islamophobic or needlessly inflammatory.

    Is Islam compatible with Western democracy? Is it capable of reform? Can this end happily?

    Samková’s prognosis, on all three counts, is bleak.

    The problem with Islam, she argues, is that it’s not so much a religion as a “totalitarian system of governance”. Unlike Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism or Shintoism, the religious aspect is secondary to the legal one.

    The law is an intrinsic and inseparable part of the Islamic ideology. It constitutes the core of the content of Islam while the rules claimed to be religious or ethical are just secondary and marginal components of the ideology. From the viewpoint of Islam, the concept of religion as a private, intimate matter of an individual is absolutely unacceptable. However, that’s exactly the principle on which today’s Christianity and the civilizations derived from it rely. It’s the private relationship of an individual towards God which is more or less mediated by one of the churches. Even those members of our civilization realm who consider themselves atheists, i.e. those who claim not to believe in God, automatically extract their attitudes to life from the Christian traditions while these traditions take the form of either folklore or cultural automatisms which makes them share the generally accepted spirit of Europe and both Americas. Again, it’s necessary to remind ourselves that this view is not only unacceptable for Islam but it is also denounced and explicitly named as a crime. Islam rejects the individual conception of faith in God and in a totalitarian way, it forbids all doubts about itself.

    It is, she goes on, a belief system based on an extremely regressive, joyless view of the world.

    Islam doesn’t share the Enlightenment’s idea of the social progress associated with the future. According to Islam, the good times have already taken place – in the era of Prophet Mohammed. The best things that could have been done have already been done, the best thing that could have been written has already been written, namely the Quran.

    Rather than working with the world – as Judaism and Christianity, or at least the civilizations that have arisen from them do – Islam is filled with hatred for it.

    Judaism, Christianity, and the civilization that arose from them have surpassed this unjustifiable skepticism, this contempt of people for themselves. At the same moment, Islam remained a stillborn infant of gnosis, deformed into a monstrously mutated desire to blend with the Universe again, into a retarded obsessively psychopathic paranoiac vision about the exceptional nature of one’s own path towards the reunification of the essence of one’s devotee with God.

    Cruelly, this means that Muslims are not brought closer to but further away from God.

    This faulty conception also gives rise to the idea penetrating all of Islam about the identification of matter with evil and the contempt for our civilization which is considered materialistic, and therefore intrinsically evil and clashing with God. It’s a genuine tragedy of the Muslims themselves that they have eternally closed their journey to God by pursuing this dead end.

    Its vision of humanity is grim and riddled with self hatred.

    Depression, perishing, the absence of faith in the human and his irreplaceable value, skepticism towards the dignity of every human being regardless of his characteristics such as religion, social status, sex, and nationality, that’s what characterizes Islam. Islam has rejected philosophy as we know it, as a possibility of a critical and rational view into the nature of reality.

    Which probably explains why Islam isn’t big on either human rights – or scientific progress.

    This attitude is also preventing Muslims from thinking about the questions on human freedom, dignity, the role of a person and the state, and – paradoxically – also the questions about God which became, within the Euro-American civilization context, an inherent component of the schemes of thought pursued by top scientists – astrophysicists, mathematicians, biologists, who are touching the very foundations of the Universe and therefore the essence of God by their research. However, Muslims are forever forbidden to gain any direct contact with God which they lost at the moment of Prophet Mohammed’s death. How immensely desperate their life must be when it’s essentially just the waiting for death.

    Unfortunately, Islam doesn’t want to be miserable on its own. It wants to take the rest of the world down with it.

    Islam doesn’t respect development, progress, and humanity. In its despair, it is attempting to take the rest of the mankind with it because from the Islamic viewpoint, the rest of the world is futile, useless, and unclean.

    This doesn’t make for a particularly cosy relationship with Western liberal democracy. But most politicians and lawmakers, not least in the European Union, are in denial about this.

    Islam and its Sharia law is incompatible with the principles of the European law, especially with the rights enumerated in the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (and Freedoms). How is it possible that our law experts don’t see this conflict? How is possible that they remain silent?

    • Muslims have got very good at exploiting what they perceive as weakness in the West’s liberal values.

      Islam likes to hide behind the religious mask [for] its permanent, deliberate, and purposeful abuse of the Euro-American legal system and values that the civilizations built upon the Judeo-Christian foundations have converged to. There’s nothing better or more efficient than to abuse the value system of one’s enemy, especially when I don’t share that system. And that’s exactly how Islam behaves. It wants to be protected according to our tradition which it exploits in this way, while it is not willing to behave reciprocally. It relies on our traditions, it claims that the traditions are important, while behind the scenes, it is laughing at us and our system of values.

      In Europe, they justify their demands on the grounds that Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights guarantees them freedom of thinking, conscience, and religious faith. But what they – and many lawyers – don’t appreciate as that this Article is subordinate to the one introduced by Winston Churchill, precisely in order to stop the Convention being refused by totalitarian ideologies.

      Nothing in this Convention may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein or at their limitation to a greater extent than is provided for in the Convention.

      This article was introduced to the Convention by Winston Churchill personally who did it for a special reason, namely as a protection against the totalitarian regimes. He was obviously thinking of the relevant ones of that time, the communist regimes. I have Islam in mind which is equally totalitarian and threatening as the regimes that Winston Churchill was fighting against and which he defeated. The protection by Article 17 correctly applies against any ideology and the fact that the European countries constrained by the Convention decided not to enforce the article so far doesn’t mean that they don’t have the will to do so. These countries are just too kind and benevolent, too aware of the price they have paid while learning about the highest value of the humanity, and too patient.

      So far Islam may have made all the running. But it has reckoned without one thing: despite the West’s apparent weakness, the experience of World War II in fact made it tough as nails.

      The assumption of the Muslim countries and leaders who have decided to terrorize Europeans by their understanding of the world that the cause of Europe’s inactivity is its weakness, is entirely flawed. Europe has been converging to its opinion and to its world view for the price of tens of millions of human casualties, it has paid by suffering that no Muslim can even imagine.

      This will eventually come to a head – and it won’t be pretty.

      For some time, Europe will keep on asking this question about the peaceful co-existence. At some moment, the question will undergo a metamorphosis and it will sound very differently. It will no longer be DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WITH US but DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? Do you, the Muslims, want to survive? Because if the devotees of Islam won’t want to live in peace, Europe and America will do what it has done twice when they were threatened by ideologies attacking the essence of the humanity: it will wage a war and crush the enemy.

      So it’s in Muslims’ own interests not to go any further down this route.

      I am using this gathering and call on all Muslims and all countries that claim that Islam is their religion: Stop it. You are on a wrong track. You are on a track that leads away from God. You are on the road of the murderers. Your death won’t get you to Barbelá, to the land of the non-creator God, but to the land of nothingness and nameless uselessness. Nothing will be left out of you and the name of your alleged religion will only be pronounced when people spit out saliva that was mixed with the dust from the road of the successful, happy, and beloved by God people.

      Klára Samková delivered this speech at a conference called “Should we be afraid of Islam” organised by a lawmaker in ANO (the billionaire Babiš’s populist centrist party), Zden?k Soukup. It took place in the Czech parliament and guests included the ambassadors of Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

      Samková, though an outspoken radical, is definitely not on the far-right. On the contrary, she’s an activist best known for her defence of a a generally unpopular minority group in the Czech Republic – the Roma – and is widely considered to be a Social Justice Warrior. In the past she has also collaborated with the Union of Czech Muslims – though not so much after this speech.

      According to Motl:

      The speech was generally applauded by almost all Czech commenters at Internet newspapers of all political colors. But she’s not really exceptional, if you get the logic. It’s a speech that she gave, it was tough and sort of nicely constructed. But the underlying ideas are absolutely generically accepted by the Czech society. So she’s been praised to be brave etc. but what she said simply isn’t taboo in our society.

      Our government is ambiguous, in between Orban and the EU, but the Czech public is probably generally more hostile towards the Islamic immigration than the publics of other Visegrad (let alone other EU) countries. So she doesn’t become superfamous or a political superstar by such a speech despite the widespread agreement simply because she doesn’t sufficiently differ from other Czechs and she may be considered one-dimensional with these interests.

      Perhaps the speech will be received differently elsewhere in the world. But according to Motl, there are reasons why in Czech Republic its stance on Islam will not be considered particularly controversial.

      There are various reasons why Czechs are generally more anti-Islamic-immigration than anyone else etc. It’s hard to convey all the correlations and some of them are speculative. But we have the communist experience which made us immune against some cheap propaganda about the social engineering projects and rosy future they will make. Second, in 1938, we were betrayed by the Munich Treaty – this is an indication that the Western capitals sometimes want to decide about our matters without us. So this is similar – instead of the Germans who could spread in all of Europe without limitations in the late 1930s, now it’s the Arabs, and it’s decided in the Western European capitals again.

      Then Czechs are atheists and from many perspectives, that places them even further apart from Muslims than Christians are from Muslims, if you get this point. And there are other things. It doesn’t mean that people are irrationally hostile in some way. They’re just reasonable. The country actually has had a long and successful tradition of trade with numerous countries in the Muslim world, tons of weapons trade with Syria – Assad’s father etc., Libya, and so on, and so on, but also tends to be among the most unequivocal allies of Israel. After some Cameron OK, we could sell some 15 airplane fighters to Iraq, L-159, recently, which should be now used against Daesh. So things actually work but it’s a consensus that we shouldn’t let too many of these visitors to come in and reshape the country. Things are OK enough when isolated at different continents.

      In the Parliament, KDU-CSL – a Czech “CDU” – is the most German-like party, with opinions perhaps compatible with Merkel’s although surely not so much pro-welcoming. It’s the smallest party in the coalition now. TOP-09, once a part of KDU, is the main party of the opposition that has (weaker) tendencies to support the Brussels policies (but surely not as strongly as Brussels would like). The rest of politics is basically in consensus that the mass immigration shouldn’t be allowed. Some 98% of Czechs say no, over 90% say no even to temporary hosting of genuine refugees from war zones, etc. The atmosphere really is different even than in England.

      http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/21/czech-politician-islam-is-incompatible-with-western-civilization/

      • More and more people and nations are deciding that it is just about time to play cowboys and Moslems with live ammo.

        • Czechs are exceptional. They voted for Pres. Zeman, probably the most sensible and courageous leader – even including Mr. Orban – of any country today.

  8. Russia Arrests 4 People Suspected of Ties to Islamic State (abcnews, May 21, 2016)
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/russia-arrests-people-suspected-ties-islamic-state-39277587

    “Russia’s anti-terrorism agency says its officers have arrested four people it says are connected with the Islamic State group and are suspected of planning attacks.

    The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement Saturday the four were arrested in a raid in the southern republic of Ingushetia that also turned up three self-made explosive devices, grenades and firearms.

    Ingushetia is one of the republics in Russia’s restive Caucasus region, which is facing a simmering Islamic insurgency. Ingushetia was hit by spillover fighting from two separatist wars in neighboring Chechnya and experiences sporadic violence. In March, a car bomb exploded outside a mosque adhering to fundamentalist Salafi Islam in Ingushetia’s principal city of Nazran.”

  9. Bangladesh machete murder claimed by IS (BBC, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36349897

    “The Islamic State group (IS) said it was behind the killing of a homeopath in western Bangladesh on Friday.

    Mir Sanwar Rahman was hacked to death by three attackers with machetes riding a motorbike in Kushia district.

    His friend, university tutor Mohammad Saifuzzaman, was seriously injured in the same attack.

    There has been a series of murders of religious minorities, secular activists and academics in Bangladesh in recent months.

    Both of the men attacked on Friday were said to be followers of the mystic tradition of Baul music, seen as heretical by some Muslims.

    However, police said they were also investigating a possible personal motive for the killings.

    IS made its claim on its Amaq news agency, saying Mr Rahman was killed for “promoting Christianity”….”

  10. Now ISIS jihadis use BOULDERS to crush a prisoner to death in shocking new propaganda video filmed in Yemen (dailymail, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3602288/Now-ISIS-jihadis-use-BOULDERS-crush-prisoner-death-shocking-new-propaganda-video-filmed-Yemen.html

    “ISIS have released a shocking new video showing a prisoner being crushed to death by a large boulder in Yemen.

    In the appalling propaganda video, several masked ISIS fighters dressed in matching military fatigues and tactical vests are shown executing three prisoners in cold blood.

    Titled ‘Crush your enemies,’ the footage shows each prisoner, dressed in blue jumpsuits, being murdered using different methods…”

  11. Egyptian officers killed as Sinai campaign escalates (alaraby, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/5/21/egyptian-officers-killed-as-sinai-campaign-escalates?

    “Three Egyptian army officers were killed by an explosive device in North Sinai on Saturday afternoon, according to Egyptian security forces.

    The bomb hit an army checkpoint near Sheikh Zuwaid city, North of Sinai governorate.

    It followed the alleged killing of ten members of the Islamic State [IS] group on Friday night.

    Egyptian security forces said that the bombing targeted areas outside the towns of Rafah and Sheikh Zuwaid and added that a number of other members of the organisation were injured….”

  12. At least 60,000 dead in Syria regime prisons (alaraby, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/5/21/at-least-60-000-dead-in-syria-regime-prisons?

    “At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years from torture or due to dire humanitarian conditions, including a lack of food, a monitor said on Saturday.

    The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, Rami Abdel Rahman, said he compiled the toll from regime sources.

    “Since March 2011, at least 60,000 people lost their lives to torture or to horrible conditions, notably the lack of medication or food, in regime detention centres,” Abdel Rahman told AFP.

    He said the highest number of deaths had been recorded in the infamous Saydnaya prison as well as detention centres run by Syria’s notorious air force intelligence and state security forces.

    Thousands of prisoners are held in the military-run Saydnaya prison, one of the country’s largest detention centre located 30 kilometres (18 miles) north of Damascus.

    Rights groups have accused Syria’s government of systematically using torture and inhumane practices in its detention centres.

    A UN probe in February accused the Syrian government of a policy of “extermination” in its jails….”

  13. U.S., allies conduct 25 strikes against Islamic State – military (reuters, May 21, 2016)
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-usa-airstrikes-idUKKCN0YC0JO?rpc=401

    “The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State militants with 18 strikes in Iraq and seven in Syria on Friday, the U.S. military said.

    Four of the strikes in Iraq were near Mosul, hitting four Islamic State tactical units and three vehicles, the statement said.

    In Syria, four of the strikes were near Ar Raqqah and hit an Islamic State weapons cache and checkpoint, it added.”

  14. MP blasts Germany as migrants stow away on cargo ships BOUND FOR BRITAIN (express, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/672524/Migrants-desperate-reach-UK-now-targeting-German-cargo-ships

    “MIGRANTS desperate to reach Britain have been stowing away on UK-bound cargo ships at a German port.

    A total of 62 men have been snared by German police after smuggling themselves on to lorries heading on to ferries and freighters leaving Cuxhaven near Hamburg.

    Holger Jureczko, a police spokesman, said most of the men were from Albania and Kosovo and they had been trying to climb the port’s fence….”

  15. Taxi driver who planned to abandon pregnant wife to join ISIS & marry jihadi bride jailed (express, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/672422/Nasser-Taj-Taxi-Driver-abandon-wife-ISIS-caliphate-Stephen-Kramer-Old-Bailey

    “A TAXI driver who planned to abandon his pregnant wife and young son to marry a jihadi bride in Syria has been jailed for more than eight years.

    Nasser Taj, 26, was caught “red handed” while at home with his wife in December 2014 after months of planning to join Islamic State jihadis in Syria.

    But the taxi driver, who also operated an pro-ISIS Twitter account, insisted he was just showing off to his friends about joining the group.

    The would-be jihadi also claimed he had changed his mind at the last minute and decided the terror group was not for him.

    Judge Stephen Kramer handed down Taj’s sentence at the Old Bailey in London yesterday…”

  16. Suicide bomber targeted US forces convoy in Bagram (khaama, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.khaama.com/suicide-bomber-reportedly-targeted-us-forces-convoy-in-bagram-01012

    “A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of the US forces in Bagram district of northern Baghlan province earlier today.

    According to the eyewitnesses in the area, the suicide bomber rammed a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) into the convoy of the US forces.

    The Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the incident and claimed heavy casualties were incurred to the US forces in the attack…”

  17. 6 policemen killed in a suspected insider attack in Uruzgan (khaama, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.khaama.com/6-policemen-killed-in-a-suspected-insider-attack-in-uruzgan-01015

    “At least six policemen were reportedly killed in a suspected insider attack in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, two days after a policeman killed his 8 colleagues in a similar attack in Zabul province.

    A local security official said the attack was apparently carried out by 3 policemen as a total of 9 policemen were available in the check post where the incident took place.

    The official speaking on the condition of the anonymity said the security post is located in Charchino district and the three policemen are missing following the attack…”

  18. UK to sustain £70m in annual contribution to support Afghan forces until 2020 (khaama, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.khaama.com/uk-to-sustain-70m-in-annual-contribution-to-support-afghan-forces-until-2020-01017

    “The United Kingdom reaffirmed support ot the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) and confirmed to sustain an annual contribution of £70 until 2020.

    The commitment was made by the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond during the NATO foreign ministerial in Brussels on Friday.

    The British Embassy in Kabul, citing Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, said UK will continue to support the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF).

    The statement further added “In a strong show of the UK’s enduring commitment to Afghanistan, Mr Hammond confirmed that Britain would provide £210 million to sustain its contribution of £70 million per year until 2020.”…”

  19. Islamic State threatens attacks in India (reuters, May 21, 2016)
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-india-islamic-state-idUKKCN0YC0JD?rpc=401

    “In a rare appeal to India’s Muslim minority, Islamic State says it is planning to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed in riots in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and elsewhere.

    India, a Hindu-majority country, is home to more than 160 million Muslims, but only a handful of them have joined the Middle Eastern group. Indian leaders and members of the community say this testifies to the strength of the country’s secular democracy.

    In a video monitored by the U.S. intelligence group SITE, Islamic State mocked Muslims living in harmony with Hindus who worship cows, trees and the sun, and urged them to travel to IS-held territories in the “Caliphate”.

    “In this land you get to have hatred for the kuffar [disbelievers]. In this land you get to perform jihad,” said an Indian fighter who is identified as Abu Salman al-Hindi operating in the Syrian province of Homs.

    “In this land your religion is safe. In this land Allah’s Law is the highest. In this land you have nothing that stops you from doing good deeds, from doing da’wah [preaching], from preaching Islam. In this land your life, your honour, your property is protected.”

    Another fighter then says Islamic State will come to India to liberate Muslims and avenge the violence perpetrated against them in 2002 in the western state of Gujarat as well Kashmir and the destruction of a mosque by Hindu zealots in 1992…”

  20. Media-Darling Muslim Selfie Girl: ‘Hitler Left Some Jews So We’d Know Why He Killed Them’ (breitbart, May 21, 2016)
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/21/media-darling-muslim-selfie-girl-hitler-left-some-jews-so-wed-know-why-he-killed-them/

    “A Muslim girl who took a “defiant” selfie at an anti-Islam protest in Belgium allegedly posted anti-Semitic comments on her Twitter, Facebook, and Ask.fm accounts, according to a Belgian former soldier and a leading Dutch website.

    Zakia Belkhiri, 22, was lauded as an “inspiration” by the media as her picture next to Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) protesters went viral.

    But web sleuths have now claimed that Ms. Belkhiri’s “peace sign” in the picture is perhaps out of character for her. They claim she tweeted in 2012: “Hitler didnt kill all the jews, he left some. So we [would] know why he was killing them”….”

  21. Taliban leader Mullah Mansour likely killed in airstrike, U.S. officials say (CNN, May 21, 2016)
    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/21/politics/u-s-conducted-airstrike-against-taliban-leader-mullah-mansour/index.html

    “Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was likely killed in an airstrike in Pakistan on Saturday, two U.S. officials told CNN.

    One of the officials said the strike occurred around 6 a.m. ET Saturday morning in a remote area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal.

    Mansour was the target of the strike, and a second adult male combatant traveling with him in a vehicle also was likely killed, the official added.

    U.S. officials are still assessing the results, the official said. The second source, a senior administration official, said it would likely take days to get “physical confirmation” because of the remote location…”

  22. ‘This is my home’: Thousands gather for anti-migrant rally in Rome (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (RT, May 21, 2016)
    https://www.rt.com/news/343912-rome-protest-migrants-casa/

    “Thousands of people have taken part in an anti-migrant rally in the Italian capital, Rome, staged by the far-right Casa Pound group.

    “Stop the invasion! This is my home,” the crowd chanted as it started its march from a reception place for migrants and refugees at Piazza Vittorio square on Saturday…”

  23. Attack on the Pole in Görlitz. Police hide the information.

    ON 17 May, in Postplatz, near the city center in Görlitz , two Syrian asylum seekers attacked a Pole. Polish man was injured. One of the Syrian had brass knuckles . The attackers were 18 and 21 years old.
    Polish journalist heard about the attack from the German radio station. He called the police in Görlitz who confirmed that the attack took place and told the journalist to see Saxony police web site for the details of the attack. . However there is no mention of this attack on the the police website, also the information about the attack disappeared from the German radio station who first gave the news about the attack.
    http://www.radiownet.pl/publikacje/atak-na-polaka-w-zgorzelcu-policja-ukrywa-informacje

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