Meanwhile, in more typical news: links 1 for January 30 2017

More here.

2. Rebel oped on the hypocrisy of the new left

3. Great German political advert:

4. Seven Found Guilty of Robbing German Churches to Finance Jihad

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has found seven men guilty of burglarizing churches to financially support Islamic extremists fighting in Syria.

Cologne’s regional court sentenced the men to between three years and 6 months, and four years and 10 months in prison for the robberies.

Judges say that there’s sufficient proof the men – aged between 24 and 37 – broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014.

In Monday’s ruling, judges said it was unclear whether the funds they generated were actually used to support armed jihad and if so, to what extent.

5. Saudi king agrees in call with Trump to support Syria, Yemen safe zones: White House

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, in a telephone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said.

Trump, during his presidential campaign last year, had called for Gulf states to pay for establishing safe zones to protect Syrian refugees.

A statement after the phone call said the two leaders agreed on the importance of strengthening joint efforts to fight the spread of Islamic State militants.

“The president requested, and the King agreed, to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts,” the statement said.

The Saudi Press Agency, in an initial readout of the call, made no specific mention of safe zones, but said the two leaders had affirmed the “depth and durability of the strategic relationship” between the two countries.

6. Let’s compare the one attack against a mosque, reportedly by a non muslim, against this list. Remember, this does not include the ones that were not stopped.

A Complete List of Radical Islamic Terror Attacks on U.S. Soil Under Obama

In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama declared that “[n]o foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland.” The claim earned perfunctory applause, but a closer look at the reaction of many of the servicemen and women there made clear what they really thought about the administration’s handling of national security.

The President’s claim — which he has repeated in some form or fashion over the last few years — is an obvious rhetorical attempt to gloss over the reality of the threat of radical Islamic terror on American soil. The attempt to disconnect “lone wolf” terrorists from the terror organizations who often inspire them does nothing to alleviate the pain of those who have suffered at the hands of jihadists and only hurts prevention efforts. Rhetorical tricks aside, the reality is that during Obama’s tenure scores of innocent Americans have been murdered on U.S. soil by jihadists, most of whom were inspired by or acting under the direction of foreign terror groups, particularly the Islamic state.

7. WARNING: The title of this Euronews video is so irrational, it may cause cognitive dissonance.

Austria to ban Muslim face veils in bid to counter rise of extreme right

(I did not know the extreme right wore face veils)

Thank you to all who sent in materials today. 

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

4 Replies to “Meanwhile, in more typical news: links 1 for January 30 2017”

  1. 7. funny how here was not one image of a muslima wearing a face veil, burqa or niqab in that video, only those wearing the more common in the west head scarves which no one is suggesting banning.

  2. We always, always live in the shadow of Adolf Hitler, don’t we…? That’s what they mean by “far right” isn’t it? And they are correct to a point. Things like populism and demagoguery and Xenophobia and racism and nationalism did rise up and cause the deaths of millions in the ’30s. Yes, those are potentially dangerous things, and, yes, we are seeing glimmers of that today. But no one is talking about invading Poland or exterminating a race and Donald Trump is nothing like der Fuhrer.

    And the left is so afraid of the right wing boogie man that they won’t even discuss anything to do with immigration or religion or race or language for fear of seeming “right wing”. The horrible thing is that it’s all unnecessary. It’s all sheer nonsense. If you could just get a left winger to shut his mouth for long enough to read a few passages out of the Quran they would soon get the point. I can’t believe that anyone is so socialistic that they actually want to have their head sawed off to chants of, “Allahu Akbar”…

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