Reader’s links for June 19 – 2016

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  1. Africa, is looking to Israel to help extricate itself from poverty and backwardness, that country’s ambassador Helawe Yosef Mengistu told The Jerusalem Post last week on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming historic trip to the continent.

    It is also looking to Israel for assistance in its relentless battle with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab from neighboring Somalia.

    “We have our own terrorist problems,” Helawe said.

  2. A Russian soldier has died in Syria as he prevented a car packed with explosives from reaching the humanitarian aid distribution point in Homs province, the Defense Ministry said.

    “Sergeant Andrey Timoshenkov, who was escorting a humanitarian convoy of the Russian Reconciliation Center, has stopped a car rigged with explosives by opening fire at it with small arms. Andrey received injuries incompatible with life in the explosion of the vehicle driven by a suicide bomber,” the ministry said.

    The doctors at Russian Khmeimim airbase in Latakia province fought for Timoshenkov’s life for over 24 hours, but he passed away on Thursday, June 16, it added.

    The command has presented Sergeant Timoshenkov with a posthumous state award.

    • Once again the Moslem is the true victim. She needs to spend a long time in the pen, like the rest of her life.

  3. Smug alert!

    Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide funding or other support for the party’s 2016 presidential convention, as it’s done in the past, citing Donald Trump’s controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities.

    Unlike Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which have all said they will provide some support to the GOP event in Cleveland next month, Apple decided against donating technology or cash to the effort, according to two sources familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans.

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  4. USA – Clarence Thomas may be next to leave Supreme Court

    Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according to court watchers.

    Thomas, appointed by former President George H.W. Bush and approved by the Senate after a bitter confirmation, has been considering retirement for a while and never planned to stay until he died, they said. He likes to spend summers in his RV with his wife.

    His retirement would have a substantial impact on control of the court. The next president is expected to immediately replace the seat opened by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, providing a one-vote edge in the court that is currently divided 4-4.

    Should Thomas leave, that slight majority would continue if Donald Trump becomes president. If it’s Hillary Clinton, then she would get the chance to flip two Republican seats, giving the liberals a 6-3 majority.

    And, conservatives fear, that could switch to a 7-2 majority if Republican Justice Anthony Kennedy, already a swing vote, retires. He will be 80 next year.

    We recently reported that if Clinton wins the presidency, her majority liberal court could stay in power at least until 2050.

  5. Obama: Anti-Anti-Terrorist

    […M]any Obama critics have gone from thinking the unthinkable to saying it aloud: The president of the United States seems to be intentionally betraying our national security; even if not squarely on the side of the terrorists, Obama is such an apologist for their Islamist grievances that he might as well be.

    I don’t buy this. Oh, I believe Obama is betraying our national security, but I do not think he is doing so intentionally. Instead, he has the good intentions, such as they are, of a left-wing globalist. The president sees security as a matter of international stability, not of a single nation’s safety — not even of that single nation that has entrusted him with its security.

  6. Pakistan woman paraded with blackened face, shaved head for eloping (gulfnews, June 19, 2016)

    “A 23-year-old woman was paraded in her village with her face blackened and head tonsured by her family members for allegedly eloping with a man, the latest in a series of ‘honour’ related crimes in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

    According to eyewitnesses, her family members paraded her in the streets outside her house on Saturday after blackening her face and shaving off her head in Uch Sharif, Bahawalpur, 400 km from Lahore.

    Reports said the woman, who had allegedly eloped with a man from another village, returned home a week later.

    Upon her return, her family members including her father and step-mother reportedly tortured her secretly and then presented her before a Panchayat (a gathering of area elders) that announced punishment for bringing ‘dishonour to the family’.

    Senior police officer Ehsan Sadiq told reporters that an FIR has been registered against 10 family members of the woman and the Panchayat members and arrested the victim’s father and step-mother.

    He said police would soon arrest the remaining suspects and complete investigation at the earliest…”

  7. Pregnant woman and husband gunned down in Pakistan honour killing (gulfnews, June 19. 2016)

    “Islamabad: A pregnant woman and her husband have been abducted and shot dead by relatives who disapproved of their marriage, police said Sunday, the latest in a surge of reported “honour killings” in Pakistan.

    The couple were murdered near the village of Thikriwala in Punjab province last Wednesday, senior local police official Malik Waris told AFP. The bodies were discovered after they washed up in a canal.

    Waris said Aqsa Bibi, aged 22, and Shakeel Ahmed, 26, both worked at a local pharmacy and had got married in a court ceremony four years earlier.

    Aqsa was expecting a child, though it was not immediately clear how many months’ pregnant she was.

    Their match enraged Aqsa’s family, who lived in a nearby village.

    Matters came to a head when one of her brothers, named as Mohammad Moavia, who had recently returned from abroad assembled a group of relatives to kidnap the couple.

    They then shot them both in the head and dumped their bodies in the canal…”

  8. IED explosion kills Egyptian police captain, injures policeman in North Sinai (ahram, June 19, 2016),-injur.aspx

    “A police captain was killed and another injured Sunday at dawn when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated as their police vehicle traveled through North Sinai’s Al-Hassna highway, Egypt’s interior ministry said in an official statement.

    The interior ministry said security forces were intensifying efforts to catch the culprits.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack…”

  9. EU to work with Sahel G5 on Sahara deaths says Mogherini (ansamed, June 19, 2016)

    “The European Union will cooperate with countries in Africa’s Sahel region to stop asylum seeker deaths in the Sahara Desert, EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Federica Mogherini said after meeting with the Sahel G5 group of nations Friday.

    The Sahel lies between the Sahara Desert to the north, the Sudanian Savanna to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Red Sea to the east. The Sahel G5 is made up of Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. “There is a shared concern with the Sahel over security and the management of borders with Libya,” Mogherini said.

    “For us, supporting cooperation with border countries to the south of Libya – such as Chad, which has experiences to share – is fundamental”.

    Mogherini added “the Sahel is an area of both origin and transit of migration flows… (and) putting an end to the loss of life in both the Mediterranean and the desert is a responsibility and a humanitarian duty we all share”.

    The EU is fielding a new “regionalized support” policy in the coming months, Mogherini said…”

  10. Bill Maher Blames Orlando Shooting on Islam (moroccoworldnews, June 19, 2016)

    “Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, has expressed his issues with Islam several times over the past few years.

    In last night’s panel show, which was the first show since the tragic Orlando shooting where Omar Mateen, a US-born of Afghan descent, shot and took the lives of 49 innocent people in a gay nightclub in Florida, Maher continued his critique.

    “How many Muslim-inspired terrorist attacks have there been in the last 20, 30 years? And how many Christian-inspired?” Maher asked.

    “Yes, the ‘God Hates Fags’ people show up with placards and posters [against the LGBT community] and they’re despicable, but they don’t show up with guns and bombs. That’s just the world as it is today. The answer is not to ban Muslims, however. The answer is to ask more of Muslims,” Maher added.

    Several guests on the panel disagreed with Maher, saying that he’d generalized and that many non-Muslims commit murders as well.

    Maher, however, relentlessly argued his position, saying “There are millions and millions of Muslims who are gay around the world who have no one to stand up for them, and I didn’t hear any of it this week. None of it this week. In ten Muslim countries, you get the death penalty for just being gay. Could we have a little perspective on this issue?””

  11. France Raids Mosques, Finds Weapons-Truth!

    Summary of eRumor:
    It’s been reported that French officials have raided and shutdown mosques after finding weapons and links to radicalization in them.

    The Truth:
    Reports that mosques in France have been raided and shut down in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th are true.

    Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on December 2nd that French officials had shut down three mosques and had detained 22 people who were believed to have participated in “Islamist radicalization.” In one of the mosques, located about 22 miles east of Paris, authorities seized a 9mm revolver, a hard drive and documents, the Wall Street Journal reports:

    The sweep was part of the government’s massive security crackdown in the weeks sincecoordinated attacks on the streets of Paris left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. Since President François Hollande declared a state of emergency the night of the attacks, police have conducted more than 2,200 raids on homes and businesses, detained 232 people and seized 334 weapons, including 34 military weapons.

  12. Two Moroccan Given 2 Months Suspended Sentence for Drinking Water in Ramadan (moroccoworldnews, June 19, 2016)

    “Rabat – The court of Zagora in southeastern Morocco sentenced on Thursday June 16 two young men for drinking water in broad daylight in Ramadan.

    The two men, who work as porters for merchandise, were arrested on Monday, after they were caught drinking water in a local market. Following their arrest, they stated that they were forced to drink, because of the extreme heat and the tiredness they felt after a long day of work.

    The sentence could have been harsher if the court did not accept the mitigating circumstances that somehow played in their favor.

    According to Telquel, the judge accepted as “mitigating circumstances” the prevailing heat in Zagora and the fact that the men’s act had no ideological or political dimension.

    Punishing people for eating or drinking in public during in Ramadan is controversial topic in Morocco. In recent years, a number of human rights organizations have been calling on the government to amend the penal code.

    According to Article 222 of the Moroccan Penal “whoever, while clearly known for their membership in the Muslim religion, ostensibly breaks the fast in a public place during the time of Ramadan, without grounds permitted by this religion, is punishable by imprisonment of one to six months and a fine of MAD 200 to 500.”

    The draft of the new penal code maintains the same prison sentences and increase the fine to MAD 10,000.

    According to the teachings of the Quran, a person who is fasting can break the fast in case of necessity, especially if continuing the fast may adversely affect the person’s health. A person who is forced to break the fast, is supposed to make up for that day after the end of the Ramadan.”

  13. Protesters across Germany rally against discrimination (DW, June 19, 2016)

    “Everyone has the right ‘to live a life fit for a human being,’ organizers said in a statement. The demonstrations follow a surge of attacks against refugee shelters, and the Orlando shootings in the USA.

    In Berlin, demonstrators came together at an event that began at 2:00 pm local time (1200 UTC). Groups also staged smaller rallies in Hamburg, Munich and Leipzig.

    “We want to build a human chain to symbolize our support of a Germany and a Europe that is open to the rest of the world, respectful of human rights and proud of its diversity,” the organizers said in a statement.

    The organizers, supported by human rights watchdog Amnesty International and pro-migrant rights organization Pro Asyl, called for protesters to “stand up for an open society” and “encourage participation and integration.”

    “Everyone has the right to live a life fit for a human being, to have affordable accommodation and access to education and work,” the organizations said.

    Earlier this month, Amnesty criticized German authorities for failing to adequately protect refugees following a surge in attacks against shelters.

    “German federal and state authorities need to put in place comprehensive risk assessment strategies to prevent attacks against asylum shelters. Further police protection is urgently needed for shelters identified at highest risk of attack,” said Amnesty’s EU researcher Marco Perolini.

    The rallies also come a week after Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured over 50 others when he opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando.”

  14. Greens denounce de Maiziere’s stance on ill refugees (DW, June 19, 2016)

    “German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is facing criticism over his claim that doctors too often certify rejected asylum applicants as being ill, in order to thwart deportations. The Greens want him to apologize.

    The opposition Greens parliamentary manager Britta Hasselmann told the “Welt am Sonntag” newspaper that de Maiziere had discredited highly dedicated doctors treating refugees through his use of unsubstantiated figures.

    On Thursday, de Maiziere had told Düsseldorf’s “Rheinische Post” newspaper that 70 percent of male asylum-seekers aged under 40 facing deportation had their cases postponed because they had been certified by doctors as being ill and unfit for travel.

    “That contradicts every experience,” de Maiziere said.

    On Friday, however, the Interior Ministry admitted via Twitter that his claim was not based on nationwide statistics but on “spotlight-like” figures given to de Maiziere in briefings.

    The minister maintained his stance on Saturday, telling the German DPA news agency that deportations were being hindered at “all levels,” including the use of “spurious health grounds.” The law had to be tightened, he added.

    Hasselmann described de Maiziere’s insinuations as “unconscionable” and said an apology was overdue, despite the Interior Ministry’s retraction of the figures.

    “One could say that with his insinuation, he lied to the public and parliament,” Hasselmann told “Welt am Sonntag.”

    Ralf Stegner, a senior center-left Social Democratic Party member in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrat (CDU)-led grand coalition, accused de Maiziere of spreading clichés and stoking resentment against refugees.

    Doctors, not politicians decided whether persons were fit for airborne travel, Stegner told the “Welt am Sonntag,” adding that de Maiziere was behaving as an “amateur medic.”

    Similar scorn came from Left party co-leader Sahra Wagenknecht, who accused de Maiziere of going public on Thursday with “fantasy numbers” and often misleading the public with “scurrile ideas.”

    Opposition Greens federal parliamentary co-leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt accused de Maiziere of “insulting” doctors by accusing them of issuing fake certificates as well as fostering prejudice against people who sought shelter in Germany.”

  15. Abu Yehuda:
    Ten propositions

    I am a nationalist, Zionist, tribalist and hawk.
    Here are ten things I believe:

    1. ‘Israel is the Jewish state’ has a concrete meaning: the owners of the land of Israel are the Jewish people, not all its citizens.
    2. Arabs who live in Israel should have full civil rights, but they should understand that they are living in someone else’s homeland. It’s natural and correct that the flag, national anthem, primary language and other symbols are those of the Jewish people.
    3. It is not a civil right to call for the destruction of the state or the murder of its people.
    4. Israel should not welcome non-Jewish migrants.
    5. Everyone in Israel should have freedom of religious worship and be able to visit their holy places. But the government of Israel should be sovereign over every inch of the land of Israel, in particular the Temple Mount.
    6. Everyone should be able to follow their own religion or lack thereof without coercion. But the official religion of the state of Israel should be Judaism.
    7. Israel and the Jewish people have an absolute right to defend themselves.
    8. Collective guilt justifies collective punishment.
    9. Nobody has the right to try to kill Jews or Israelis, even if their means are ineffective.
    10. There should be a death penalty for murderous terrorism.

  16. Israel Bonds tax-free
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    Textbooks taught at some Canadian Islamic schools: homosexuality is punishable by death

    Posted by: Jonathan D. Halevi June 17, 2016

    CIJnews has learned that some Islamic private schools in Canada use textbooks produced by the Saudi Ministry of Education.

    Textbooks obtained by CIJnews contain chapters dealing with the wisdom of the capital punishments in Islam in cases of major sins.

    In two textbooks for the school year 2014 and 2015-16, homosexuality is depicted as a “major sin” and as “one of the most heinous sins” punishable by death for both partners to the sexual act. The punishment is similar to that inflicted on the people of Lut, meaning by stoning and/or by fire.

  17. Spain: Ten thousand march for refugees’ rights in Barcelona

    …. calling for Spain and the European Union to open their borders to refugees.

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