Before we begin the list of horror, there are a few nearly random events that have taken place over the past year that might be fun to see stacked up in a row.
A. Turkey shoots down Russian fighter jet (which was likely attacking oil tankers from the Islamic State into Turkey)
D. Erdogan suddenly starts apologizing to Russia after a long period of belligerence and even makes kissy face with Israel
E. Major attack on Constantinople airport killing tourism for quite some time.
Just an interesting set of events really. I should point out that the good people at gates of Vienna predicted on the day of the attack that the agency behind it could easily be Russian.
1, Thirteen people arrested over attack at Constantinople airport.
2. Switzerland and Japan seem to be coming to the conclusion that there may be a percentage in including their own cultures in the multi-culti utopia that everyone else is enjoying so much once the smoke has gone and the fire is out and the dead have been cleared away.
“The girls, whose names were not disclosed, said their religion prevents them from participating in compulsory swimming lessons with males in the pool at the same time,” USA Today reported. “Their naturalization application was rejected because the sisters did not comply with the school curriculum, Basel authorities said.”
“In Switzerland, unlike in the United States and many other countries, integration into society is more important for naturalization than knowledge of national history or politics,” USA Today explained. “Candidates for citizenship must prove that they are well assimilated in their communities and respect local customs and traditions.”
Police in the capital had also been surveilling places of worship, halal restaurants, and “Islam-related” organisations, the documents showed.
Within a few weeks of the leak, the data had been downloaded from a file-sharing website more than 10,000 times in more than 20 countries.
Fujita and the other plaintiffs, many of whom were originally from Middle Eastern or North African countries, sued in the hope the courts would deem the police practices illegal. Their lawyers said police had violated their constitutional rights to privacy, equal treatment, and religious freedom.
After two appeals, the Supreme Court dismissed the case on May 31.
The justices concurred with a lower court that the plaintiffs deserved a total of ¥90 million ($880,000) in compensation because the leak violated their privacy. But they did not weigh in on the police profiling or surveillance practices, which a lower court ruling had upheld as “necessary and inevitable” to guard against the threat of international terrorism.
An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting to run over and behead a police officer during Anzac Day commemorations.
Sevdet Besim, 19, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne court to one charge of planning a terrorist act.
Besim was not immediately sentenced but faces a maximum jail term of life.
Court documents said he and a British accomplice also discussed using a kangaroo packed with explosives to attack police officers.
They allegedly said they would paint the animal with symbol of the so-called Islamic State and set it loose.
(A Kangaroo packed with explosives. Kinda shows that the leftist enablers of Islamic terror actually mean nothing of what they claim to represent. It also shows us that Australian teens who convert to Islam watch way too many cartoons)
Warning: The testimony quoted in this story contains explicit details.
A St. Mary’s Hospital gynecologist facing three separate, similar complaints of sexual misconduct will continue to practice as the hearing into the complaints now moves to the end of February.
Dr. Kamal Maraghi, 74, faces complaints in front of the Collège des médecins disciplinary committee for three incidents that former patients say took place in 1995, 2006, and 2008. He continues to practice one day a week at St. Mary’s, but is not to be alone with patients until the hearing concludes.
Two of the former patients who had testified earlier at the hearing reacted in disgust on Friday when the decision was made to break for nearly four months, fearing the same thing they say happened to them could happen to other women in the meanwhile.
Thank you M., Xanthippa, Wrath of Khan, CB Sashenka, and many more who sent in materials. More to come later today, including an important video from Gavin Boby if it all gets done in time.
Should Lynch recuse herself on the long list of H. Clinton crimes investigations?
Once again the other night, I did the monthly guest spot on Blog Ta Radio with Kel Fritz and Tim Burton. I have no idea if it was any good, I’m afraid I don’t remember it. I did have a couple of show notes but went off script as usual. Those who like the sorts of things I do on that program will probably enjoy it.