Reader’s Links, Oct. 9, 2017

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109 Replies to “Reader’s Links, Oct. 9, 2017”

  1. Knifeman breaks an elderly woman’s leg and threatens tourists in Nice with knives before being overpowered by police (dailymail, Oct 9, 2017)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4963514/Knifeman-breaks-woman-s-leg-threatens-tourists-Nice.html

    “A knifeman broke an elderly woman’s leg and threatened tourists with two blades as he went on the rampage in Nice this afternoon.

    The man, believed to be in his 30s, had to be overpowered by several police officers in the southwestern coastal city at around 4pm (3pm BST). Authorities have not declared the incident a terror attack.

    French media reports that the perpetrator assaulted the woman on a street near the city’s harbour before being apprehended on the Promenade des Anglais by the waterfront.

    A spokesman for the Alpes-Maritimes Departmental Public Security Department said: ‘The man was barefoot and torso, he had a knife under his throat, traces of blood on him and he vociferated.’

    It is believed the man stole the blades from a market stall in the city.

    Officers fired tear gas to subdue the bare-chested knifeman, who was reportedly violently opposing his arrest and threatening to cut his own throat…”

  2. ISIS fighter bemoans ‘hard’ life in Raqqa after leaving Porsche and lawyer lifestyle in UK (expres, Oct 9, 2017)
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/864073/ISIS-news-fighter-Raqqa-Syria-Briton-Birmingham-immigration-lawyer-Porsche

    “A BRITISH Islamic State (ISIS) fighter now living in Syria is a Porsche driving, married barrister from Birmingham, it can be revealed.

    Abu Adam Al-Britani was a practising barrister in London, who later became a solicitor specialising in immigration law.

    The 39-year-old ran a succession of successful law firms, including one in Harrow, northwest London, and boasted he earned top salaries for his work.

    But four years ago he quit his life in Britain, which he described as “a country of dogs”, and left his profession behind to start a new life in Syria with death cult ISIS.

    However last week, Al-Britani posted a 72 minute long video online in which he moaned about how hard life is in Raqqa and complained about US forces breaking up the ISIS stronghold.

    In the tape, posted on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, the barrister-turned-jihadi talks about his old life in the UK, saying: “I was not a loser.”

    And he boasted he made more money in a day than most people make in a month, adding: “I had a Porsche, I was doing very well in my life.

    “I was looking forward to saving up to buy a villa and a Lamborghini.”

    In the pitiful rant, he said life was so bleak stray cats and dogs had become fat by feasting on “dead human flesh”…”

    • So poor, so disenfranchised, so he had to join a Mahoundian jihadi group. Makes perfect sense.

      Actually, from the perspective of a pious Mahoundian it totally makes sense to follow the Mahoundian teachings. And some of those teachings pretty much definitely look like this:

      Translations of the Meanings of the Noble Quran, (sahih international version), Surah 9, Verse 111:

      “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah ? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment.”

    • USA: Rabbis protest outside Trump Tower against president’s immigration policies

      Dozens of rabbis held a rally outside Trump Tower in protest against the US president’s travel ban on certain foreign nationals and his anti-immigration policies, Monday, during the Jewish festival of Sukkot. In the holiday-themed protest, the rabbies built a pop-up sukkah – a tent decorated with bamboo wood – outside the luxurious building as a reminder of those less fortunate.

  3. NYT – A Child Bride Leaves Fear Behind

    Gul Meena is starting a new life in Sweden after spending five years in a women’s shelter in Afghanistan. The 18-year-old was attacked by her family with an ax after leaving her abusive husband.

  4. How has migration to Europe changed over time?

    by one of the world’s leading migration researchers and Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, Hein de Haas.

  5. Qatar candidate in the lead to head UNESCO

    Qatar’s candidate HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari came out ahead in Monday’s first-round vote for the new director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), DPA reported.

    Dr al-Kuwari got 19 out of 58 votes, followed by French nominee Audrey Azoulay on 13 and Egyptian Moushira Khattab on 11.

    The other four candidates are Vera El-Khoury Lacoeuilhe from Lebanon (six votes), Qian Tang from China (five votes), Polad Bulbuloglu from Azerbaijan (two votes) and Pham Sanh Chau from Vietnam (two votes), according to information available on the Twitter page of Unesco.

    Members of the agency’s executive board have until Friday to select a successor – by overall majority – to outgoing director general Irina Bokova of Bulgaria.

    The victor then has to be confirmed by a vote by the general conference of all member countries on November 10.

    Fifty-eight members of the Unesco executive board are holding its 202nd session in Paris under the chairmanship of Germany’s ambassador to Unesco Michael Worbs to choose the candidate.

    The new director-general will assume office on November 15. The Unesco director-general is appointed for a period of four years, and may be appointed for a further term of four years, but shall not be eligible for reappointment for a subsequent term.

    http://www.gulf-times.com/story/566807/Qatar-candidate-in-the-lead-to-head-Unesco

  6. Council of Europe criticizes Swedish asylum laws (thelocal, Oct 9, 2017)
    https://www.thelocal.se/20171009/council-of-europe-criticizes-swedish-asylum-laws

    “The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Sweden to improve its asylum laws, particularly in cases involving unaccompanied minors.

    Sweden needs to “move beyond emergency mode” in its treatment of asylum seekers, said Nils Muižnieks, the Council’s Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a five-day visit to Sweden.

    The commissioner praised Sweden for its “leading role” in assisting asylum seekers and refugees and its efforts in countering terrorism and extremist violence, but warned that the country must now adjust its attitude to asylum regulations now that the number of asylum requests is declining.

    After a record high of 163,000 asylum seekers arriving in 2015, the Swedish government passed a temporary asylum law which placed limits on family reunifications and only granted temporary residence permits to persons who have been granted refugee status.

    But Muižnieks said the emergency measures could present obstacles to integration, and warned that it was “particularly urgent” to update the regulations over family reunifications.

    What’s more, he said it was necessary for Swedish authorities to “ensure that rejected asylum seekers, who cannot be returned and are at risk of destitution, are treated in a manner that is both humane and human rights compliant so that their basic needs, including shelter, clothes and food, are met”.

    During his visit, on which he will write a more detailed report, the commissioner met members of local authorities as well as refugees, including Afghan refugees in Stockholm who arrived as unaccompanied minors.

    Muižnieks said that authorities should always treat the best interests of the child as the top priority in all cases, and that in those cases where there were doubts over whether unaccompanied minors were really underage, they should be “given the benefit of the doubt”.

    “These cases should be prioritized to avoid long waiting periods, which contribute to psychological distress; as arrivals have slowed considerably, the authorities should strengthen the support provided to these young people,” he added.”

  7. Morocco Condemns Belgian State Secretary’s Allegations of Human Rights Violations (moroccoworldnews, Oct 9, 2017)
    https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2017/10/230596/morocco-condemns-belgian-state-secretarys-hazardous-allegations-human-rights-violations/

    “Via its embassy in Brussels, Morocco has strongly condemned the remarks of the Belgian Secretary of State for Migration Theo Francken, who accused Morocco of having a “distrustful regime” and disrespect for human rights…”

  8. Islamabad not to bow to ‘do more’ demands (tribune, Oct 9, 2017)
    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1526201/islamabad-not-bow-demands/

    “During their likely visit to Pakistan this month, top US officials will hold talks with Islamabad in a bid to remove Pakistan’s reservations on Trump’s new policy for the war-torn Afghanistan.

    However, a well-placed source told Daily Express that the dialogue will be held on the ‘basis of equality’ and that Pakistan might discontinue the talks if the US officials continued their old mantra to ‘do more’…”

  9. Karzai accuses US of aiding the ISIS militants in Afghanistan (khaama, Oct 9, 2017)
    http://www.khaama.com/karzai-accuses-us-of-aiding-the-isis-militants-in-afghanistan-03605

    “The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the US forces in Afghanistan for aiding the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

    In an interview with the Russia Today and in response to a question whether there was any suspicion that the US was aiding ISIS group, Karzai said “I have more than suspicions.”

    However, he said reports regarding the alleged support to ISIS by the US forces are still unconfirmed.

    Karzai said he had heard reports, albeit unconfirmed, that the IS was being supplied with helicopters.

    The former President further added “How unmarked non-military colour helicopters supply these people, not only in one part of the country but in many regions.”

    “And this is a daily occurrence,” he said, claiming that the terror group has been able to spread its tentacles in the country just under the nose of the US forces and the CIA.

    Karzai went on to claim that extremism in Afghanistan had grown stronger since the 9/11 terror attack, although the US had spent billions of dollars in the “war against terror”.

    He once again raised his voice regarding the use of MOAB by the US forces on ISIS hideouts in Afghanistan and said US used the bomb to show its power to its rivals, mainly North Korea.”

  10. Saudi Arabia penalises woman ‘for driving car’ before ban lift (alarab, Oct 9, 2017)
    https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/society/2017/10/9/saudi-arabia-penalises-woman-for-driving-car

    “A Saudi woman filmed driving a car has been penalised by
    police, a spokesman said on Monday, with law enforcers warning against violations of a ban on female drivers set to be lifted next June.

    The woman was summoned to a station and booked for flouting traffic regulations after she appeared in a video driving out of a luxury hotel in the capital Riyadh.

    “We call on all Saudi citizens to respect the law and wait until the ban on women driving formally ends,” the police spokesman told AFP…”

  11. UAE deports 50 Syrian families on charges of links to Qatar (memo, Oct 9, 2017)
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171009-uae-deports-50-syrian-families-on-charges-of-links-to-qatar/

    “The Emirati government deported dozens of Syrian families legally residing in the country a few days ago. The deportation orders were issued against Syrian businessmen and investors without any explanation on the UAE’s part regarding the reasons or motivations behind the hasty removal.

    The forced deportations carried out by the Emirati government involved the authorities informing the Syrian families that they are “unwelcome individuals on Emirati soil” and were ordered to leave the country within 24 hours.

    A source close to some of the deported families told Alquds Alarabi newspaper, “the Abu Dhabi government decided to deport about 50 Syrian families, within a 24-hour period, a few days ago. The families are originally from the Daraa governorate, in southern Syria.”

    The source, who asked to remain unnamed, said that the deportations occurred suddenly, without prior warning. The process involved a security body from Abu Dhabi calling the families to summon them immediately. They were asked to being their personal documents, i.e. their passports and residency permits…”

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