January 09, 2019

Top 10: Paris marks fourth anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attack

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

1. Paris marks the fourth anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attack

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo along with French ministers Christophe Castaner and Nicole Belloubet led the tributes to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, accompanied by the head of the publication, Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, police officials and representatives of the Jewish community. (VIDEO at link)

2. Ebola hits EUROPE as patient enters hospital vomiting blood

A person believed to have contracted ebola is being held in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital, the regional authority said on Friday.

Uppsala chief medical officer confirmed the patient was vomiting blood, a symptom of the fatal disease.

They were admitted to Enkoping hospital before being transferred to Uppsala, to their infection clinic.

The emergency clinic at Enkoping has been closed in contact with the patient are also being looked after, the authority said.

3. Iran to send warships to the Atlantic, closer to U.S. waters

LONDON (Reuters) - The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March, a top commander said on Friday, as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the United States, its arch foe.

Iran sees the presence of U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf as a security concern and its navy has sought to counter that by showing the flag near American waters.

A flotilla will leave for the Atlantic early in the Iranian new year, starting from March, Iran’s naval deputy commander said.

“The Atlantic Ocean is far and the operation of the Iranian naval flotilla might take five months,” Rear-Admiral Touraj Hassani was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.

He said Sahand, a newly-built destroyer, would be one of the warships. Sahand has a flight deck for helicopters and Iran says it is equipped with anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and has electronic warfare capabilities.

4. Egyptian explosives expert killed defusing bomb at Cairo church

An Egyptian police officer was killed on Saturday while attempting to defuse an explosive device found at a church in an eastern Cairo suburb, state television reported, less than two days prior to Coptic Christmas celebrated by Egypt's Christians.

Two policemen and an onlooker were also hurt when the device exploded, security sources told Reuters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident.

Egyptian security forces have stepped up their presence outside churches and other places of worship ahead of New Year's Eve and Coptic Christmas, which is celebrated on 7 January.

5. Denmark Deports Said Mansour, Stripped of Citizenship, to Morocco

Rabat – Denmark has deported Said Mansour, convicted of incitement to terrorism and formerly a dual Moroccan-Danish citizen, to Morocco.

According to Danish media, Mansour arrived in Casablanca yesterday night, aboard Royal Air Maroc flight 222 from Copenhagen. Danish authorities handed him into Moroccan custody.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen tweeted that he was “very satisfied” with Mansour’s deportation: “Said Mansour has been handed over to the Moroccan authorities. A final end to a pertinent effort to carry out the Danish Supreme Court’s ruling to deport him in 2016…. It sends a clear message that criminal foreigners, who so obviously act against the Danish values and promote terrorism, do not belong in Denmark.

6. Trump congratulates Egypt on becoming more “inclusive” as President al-Sisi inaugurates the biggest Christian cathedral in the Middle East one day after deadly bomb blast near another Coptic church

President Trump tweeted words of praise for Egypt's president as he inaugurates a massive cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday amid heavy security.

“Excited to see our friends in Egypt opening the biggest Cathedral in the Middle East,” Trump exclaimed on Twitter. “President El-Sisi is moving his country to a more inclusive future!”

Egypt's president is inaugurating Nativity of Christ Cathedral for Coptic Christians and one of the region's largest mosques.

Sunday's opening ceremony is a highly symbolic gesture at a time when Islamic militants are increasingly targeting the country's minority Christians.

7. Saudi woman trying to flee family trapped at Bangkok airport

A young Saudi woman who has renounced Islam says she is stranded at Bangkok’s main airport after fleeing her family and having her passport seized by a Saudi official. She claims she was on her way to Australia in search of asylum.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was on a trip to Kuwait with her family when she fled on a flight two days ago and went to the Thai capital to make the connection to Australia.

Alqunun is currently confined in a hotel inside the airport, watched by men she said were from the Saudi embassy and Kuwait Airlines.

The ex-Muslim detailed her plight on Twitter, saying: “Because I got nothing to lose I’m going now to share my real name and my all information.”


8. Excerpt from Arabic TV show “Shababtalk”: How does integration succeed in the time of the rise of the populist right in Germany?

Host of Shababtalk, Jaafar Abdul Karim, challenges young woman to explain why she wouldn't shake hands with fellow panelist and AfD member, Markus Frohmaier, as they discuss the challenges of integration.

9. Terror trial starts in Sweden against 6 Central Asian men

A trial has started in Stockholm of three men suspected of preparing an extremist attack in Sweden.

Swedish Radio, quoting the prosecutor, said the men had gathered some 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of chemicals, knives, gas masks and military equipment, and photos of potentials targets in Stockholm were found on their cell phones.

They and three others are also accused of financing the Islamic State group in Syria. SR said the men — five Uzbeks and a citizen of Kyrgyzstan — communicated via closed chatrooms. The men lived legally in Sweden and have denied wrongdoing.

10. Yellow Vests respond to French government’s hardened stance by storming cabinet spokesman, Benjamin-Blaise Griveaux’s, office


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commented 2019-01-11 01:28:07 -0500
Maybe The Groper and be goaded into taking a hiking trip in Morocco.
commented 2019-01-11 01:27:10 -0500
Robert, the fortunate thing is the since they are all leftists and hold to the Three Pillars of Leftiedom, they will learn nothing from the mistakes of others. This means more leftists will go abroad to prove conservatives wrong. Ergo, fewer leftists.
commented 2019-01-10 20:19:52 -0500
commented 2019-01-09 23:26:14 -0500
commented 2019-01-09 23:22:06 -0500
commented 2019-01-09 23:21:50 -0500
Here’s a gem..
commented 2019-01-09 22:43:05 -0500
Whoops. That should be 5. not 7.
commented 2019-01-09 22:42:29 -0500
7. Denmark punts them and Trudeau is the receiver running back to his own goal line.
commented 2019-01-09 21:05:33 -0500
Stephen E number 7 . Hit it on the nail . White farmers in south Africa and the women in Pakistan . This Liberal government make me sick , christainphobic pricks . And where is the outrage from all the feminists here and around the world ( crickets ) . I guess Trudeau doesn’t think everyone is welcome . But terrorist should always be welcome .
commented 2019-01-09 19:24:58 -0500
Below in last comment, East is East and West is West and the wrong one I have chose. You have to be old if you remember that song.
commented 2019-01-09 19:19:32 -0500
2……Ebola a desease rampent in Pakistan.

3……Iran to send warships to the Atlantic, closer to U.S. waters.
……..US Navy will head west in the Attlantic for target practice.
commented 2019-01-09 19:04:32 -0500
1: Has France learned anything from that and other attacks? Not really.

2: Why does any nation allow people in from Africa who may have been anywhere near the Ebola infected areas? Why are the nations infected with Ebola in Africa not closing their borders?

Europe os a densely populated area. Ebola would be like another Black Death with the potential to wipe out most of the continent.

3: Have the Iranians heard about something called submarines? Very effective both for sinking ships and firing off missiles close to Iran.

5: Someone tell dumber than a rock Trudeau’s nanny to tell him that you can strip citizenship and deport terrorists; it can be done.

7: So where is our generous and inviting government offering sanctuary for this woman? Oh wait, she renounced Islam and our Immigration minister isn’t interested, just as he isn’t interested in the Christian woman and family who are threatened with death in Pakistan. Not the right ethnic beliefs I guess…

9: What? How could there be anything sinister in having “500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of chemicals, knives, gas masks and military equipment, and photos of potentials targets in Stockholm were found on their cell phones”? They are simply hobbyists with an eclectic collection of odds and ends.

Nope, nothing to see here folks, and if you have a sick mind and infer malice from their hobby, you are an Islamophobe! If you had a thought like this, the British police would have you arrested for a thought offence.
commented 2019-01-09 19:03:30 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,577 Attacks, 236,627 Killed, 315,701 Injured that we know of

No new attacks reported since yesterday.