1. Ex-Ambassador to Saudi Arabia: “Kingdom of Terror” Spreading Islamism in Europe
Norway’s former ambassador to Saudi Arabia claims the Gulf kingdom has had “a tremendous influence on the spread of the Islamist ideology”, but fears that the West is turning a blind eye.
“That Saudi Arabia has had a tremendous influence on the spread of the Islamist ideology is quite clear,” said Carl Schiøtz Wibye, speaking to the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten. “But apparently very few want to talk about it.”
In a new book, Kingdom of Terror, the diplomat claims that the Saudi state religion “is not even a religion, but a cult built on fanatical fantasies of a power-hungry desert preacher in the 1700s”.
(One might argue that the Saudi-Wahhabi and Egyptian-Salafist versions of Islam are the reformed versions that harken back to the authentic teachings and behaviour codified in all Islamic texts.)
2. Islamic Republic of Iran: “Death to America, death to Trump!”
This CNN clip makes it look as if Iran is giving President Trump different treatment than it gave Obama. In fact, these kind of demonstrations against Obama and Iran were a near-weekly event. This is fairly consistent right back to the Iranian revolution where the US embassy was taken over and the staff held hostage in 1979.
From November 2015:
3. Islamic “peace conference” in Australia removes women’s faces from flyers
But three female speakers — psychologist Monique Toohey, social worker Nina Trad Azam and Islamic teacher Umm Jamaal ud-Din — had their faces replaced with black ink.
The faces of all other 12 male speakers are displayed.
Organisers have been slammed on social media with one user posting: “I came across the flyer earlier and was shocked. I couldn’t articulate myself or write something about it. Seeing sister Monique’s name made me sure that it’s not their choice and also made me feel sick”.
4. Two Afghans arrested after "trapping two girls in a swimming pool water-chute so they could sexually abuse them"
Two Afghans have been arrested after allegedly trapping two girls in a swimming pool water-chute and sexually abusing them.
One of the men had allegedly stopped himself halfway down so that he could grab the two girls and his friend then followed behind them so that they could pin their victims between them to carry out the sex attacks.
The assault of two girls aged 13 and 15 involving two men aged 20 and 22 happened in the Aquapark in the city of Oberhausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia.
It is the latest suspected sex attack by migrants in Germany after last year's string of similar incidents.
5. Paris to spend $22 million to build wall around the Eiffel Tower
(If France had proper border controls they would not need to wall off their iconic landmarks. Much like if the US kept a grip on communists in universities they would not need closet sized “free speech zones” in a nation with a first amendment.)
Paris is spending 20 million euros ($22 million) to build a protective barrier around the Eiffel Tower to replace temporary structures that were put up after a series of terror attacks.
“Sadly, the risk of terrorism hasn’t gone away,” deputy mayor Jean-François Martins said at a Paris press conference. “It’s not a wall, it’s an aesthetic perimeter.”
Martins wouldn’t confirm a report in Thursday’s Le Parisien newspaper that a clear glass structure would be built around the tower’s esplanade. The form the new structure takes will depend on solutions proposed in response to the city’s call for tenders, he said.
6. International Institute of Islamic Thought defends slavery, rape as normal and moral.
Not knowing what to expect from Brown I was shocked when he basically went into a 90 minute defense of slavery which included an explicit endorsement of non-consensual sex.
While the lecture was supposed to be about slavery in Islam Brown spent the majority of the lecture talking about slavery in the United States, the United Kingdom and China. When discussing slavery in these societies Brown painted slavery as brutal and violent (which it certainly was). When the conversation would briefly flip to historic slavery in the Arab and Turkish would slavery was described by Brown in glowing terms. Indeed, according to Brown, slaves in the Muslim World lived a pretty good life.
The article continues to give a more accurate accounting of slavery in the Islamic world, which continues in the open in many nations, notably the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and the Sudan, where Muslim Arab slavers round up Africans and take them from their villages to this day.
7. Islamic State video showing drones dropping mortar rounds onto stationary vehicles
8. Helpless woman is lashed until she collapses in sickening Sharia law punishment
BARBARIC footage showing a woman being lashed in public in a sickening example of Sharia law has surfaced online.
The poor woman can be heard screaming in agony as she is beaten by a masked man while a cheering crowd watch on.
A large number of men and women can be seen watching on while filming the despicable act on their phones.
The masked man teases the crowd by cruelly moving the wooden cane close to his victim’s back, as the audience whoop and cheer.
Suddenly he draws it back and strikes her across the top of her back between her shoulder blades.
(While many people can understandably get very upset about the Islamic punishments, called “Hudood”, the real horror is not in the spectacle they make of torturing people who offend. It is in the nature of the offence, which is often trivial, and in how it is selectively enforced against non-Muslims, and how the process of determining guilt is carried out, which is biased against non-Muslim and women. It is not uncommon for a non-Muslim to face torture and death in Islamic jurisdictions because they incurred the whimsical wrath of a Muslim, and had no right to a defence. One example is Asia Bibi in Pakistan.
9. Merkel’s government "hoping to bring in 12 MILLION migrants"
Just last week the under-fire German Chancellor placed a ban on the families of as many as three million people who arrived in Germany during the migrant crisis joining their relatives.
The ban, which also applies to women and children and elderly relatives from war torn countries, has been put in place for two years after the country revealed the crisis will cost £37bn this year.
Now just days after the Bundestag voted to speed up deportation and mandatory finger printing, it's emerged they have outlined the country needs 300,000 people a YEAR for the next 40 years to stop population decline.
(Or they could create an environment where it is more conducive for Germans to have children...)
10. UK: Acid thrown at four people in series of broad daylight attacks
Emergency services have said that four people were attacked by the lethal chemical in two different location in Canterbury at around 4pm.
Kent Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy from London on suspicion of assault.
Three people have been taken to hospital following the vicious attacks, but their injuries are not believed to be serious.
Rich Airey, from South East Coast Ambulance service (SECAmb), said: "A call came in just after 4pm to St Peter's Place. […] The police have also said that during the fight a substance was sprayed at a group of people in the Rheims Way and St Peter’s Place area.
While the suspects are not named, this is a custom common in parts of the Islamic world, most notably Pakistan, where the bulk of British Muslims come from.