Eyes on “secular” Turkey:”
“We are all defenders of the secular state,” says Turkish PM as he moves against headscarf ban
From the ‘War is Deceit’ Department:
TURKISH Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wants a ban on the Islamic headscarf in universities abolished “as soon as possible” despite harsh objections from secularists, Anatolia news agency reported.
Turkey’s elusive democracy is vanishing fast under the Islamic onslaught. But the NYT would have you believe its all cool….
PM wants university headscarf ban lifted asap
Article from: Agence France-Presse
Alarm in Turkey over violence against Christians
A spate of recent attacks has highlighted the threat religious minorities face, mostly from marginal ultranationalist groups.
By Ayhan Simsek for Southeast European Times
* This is -of course- absolute bullshit. These groups are not ‘ultranationalist’- they are simply good, believing Muhammedans who kill unbelievers because they are UNBELIEVERS… That’s what Muslims do…
The EU has faulted Turkey for not providing adequate protection to Christians and other minorities.
* Did they really? We haven’t heard much about their indignation, have we?
Adriano Franchini, a 65-year old Catholic priest, had just celebrated Sunday Mass at Izmir’s St. Anthony Church when a
teenager scumbag approached him, expressing faked an interest in converting to Christianity. As the priest spoke with him, the young man — actually a fervent nationalist –-brainwashed soldier of Allah,- flew into a rage and stabbed him in the stomach.
Franchini survived. But three Protestant missionaries targeted in an attack earlier in the year were less fortunate. They were tortured for hours before being killed
by a group of young men jihad apes, in the eastern city of Malatya. In 2006, another Catholic priest — Andrea Santoro — was shot to death by a 16-year-old while kneeling in prayer.
Read it all…
By SAM F. GHATTAS, Associated Press Writer
BEIRUT, Lebanon – A top Shiite cleric warned Monday that violence in Beirut could spin out of control, a day after seven protesters died in rioting and clashes in the city’s southern suburbs that were reminiscent of Lebanon’s 15-year civil war.
* This is the second honor killing in a month
Jordan’s Parliament has rejected the senate’s recommendation to uphold a law providing stiffer penalties for men who kill women in so-called “honour killings”.
“Sixty of the 85 deputies present in parliament voted to reject this temporarily because the amendments (made by the senate) were superficial and did not deal with the root of the issue,” Islamist deputy Adab Saoud told AFP.
Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.
Gotta uphold that honor, boys…
LONDONISTAN – Britain’s head of overseas intelligence warned that Saudi Arabia likely would stop sharing vital information on terrorism if prosecutors pursued an investigation into alleged corruption in an arms deal, lawmakers disclosed Tuesday.
* Because the Saudis are such valuable friends and allies, you see. Surely that’s worth their skimming off a bit, innit?
From the ‘Gimme more’ department
A Visit to a Gaza Rocket Factory
By Ulrike Putz in the Gaza Strip
No matter what Israel does, the rockets from the Gaza Strip just keep coming. Young men like Abdul are the reason why. He studies by day, but at night he builds bombs for the Islamic Jihad. He and his fellow militants can produce up to 100 per night.
Just a few questions for al-Qaradawi: First, having previously traveled to France for medical care, why is it that you find yourself dependent on the West for advanced care? Why not Riyadh? Or Cairo, Dubai, or Islamabad? Second, having defended the execution of homosexuals, suppose while you’re getting medical care in the West, a gay doctor saves your life. Would you rather he didn’t? Should he still have to die?
“Row over Islamist cleric’s visa,” by Jamie Doward for The Observer:
* Now back to Global Warming…