“Publishing these photos is a way to instil fear in the population so as to avoid any protests.” Because fear is at the heart of any Sharia regime. Why fingers for robbery and not the whole hand, as per Qur’an 5:38? Unclear. Perhaps the jurists involved were “moderates.”
“Iran unveils machine for amputating thieves’ fingers,” from France24, January 25 (thanks to JW):
One of Iran’s official press agencies published photos showing the public amputation of a thief’s fingers on Wednesday. These show a man getting his finger chopped off with a machine resembling a rotary saw.
Even the opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood are crazy anti-semites.In 2011, a major library/document archive in Cairo was burned down during the protests. The Institut d’Egypte was founded by Napoleon in 1789.Now, one of the opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood is claiming that the MB as behind the fire.
The ship was flying under the flag of St. Vincent and was registered as a cement bulk cargo ship. In reality, it was a Turkish ship loaded with weapons and bound for Libya, which a Greek paper speculated may have been on their way to the jihadists in Mali.
“SHOCK – Turkish Ship With Tonnes of Weapons Sails To Volos!,” from HellasFrappe, January 25 (thanks to JW):
Lots of ‘friendship and tolerance’ between Muslims and Christian Armenians, only one problem: the Turks murder the Christians
Four elderly Armenian women have been assaulted in the last two months, raising suspicions of a shady plot being orchestrated to disturb the peace between Turkish and Armenian communities living in the area.
Turkey Reminds Us That It Is Firmly InThe Camp Of Islam
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Turkish mob threatens German soldiers
German soldiers manning Patriot missile batteries on the Turkish-Syrian border have been threatened by an angry mob of demonstrators thought to be from a left-wing nationalist youth group. (The Local)
Foxman believes insufficient attention has been paid to the rise of religious persecution, especially of Christians by Islamic fundamentalists.
Foxman is also troubled by the Internet’s anonymity which he compares to the masks once worn by bigots in the Klu Klux Klan. (Can’t follow him there. In today’s PC-climate, (another form of terror) anonymity is often the only way to stay alive.)
As he celebrates his organization’s centennial, the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman believes that religious fanaticism could pose the greatest threat toward peace and stability in the Middle East, causing civil wars within fracturing nations as well as wars between nations.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, the ADL’s national director said he’s frightened by the rise in battles based on religious ideology, such as the struggles between Sunni and Shia.
“In Syria, it’s easy to see (the results) of a religious struggle. Al-Qaida is motivated by religious extremism, not by territory or property. Their desire is to impose their will, which is Sharia, or Islamic law. It’s very hard to compromise with people’s religious fanaticism,” Foxman said.
I just listened to Dennis Ross, who has spent his entire professional life on the fool’s errand of trying to pretend that the Jihad of the Arabs against Israel is something else, a “two tiny peoples each struggling for its homeland” business. Or even worse, perhaps he actually believes, is not merely pretending to believe, that the war the Arabs are waging against Israel is not a world-without-end Jihad but something else. And Dennis Ross was going on and on about the “humanitarian tragedy” in Syria, and how if the situation were not resolved, with American participation, then all kinds of bad things could happen in neighboring countries — you know, “instabiilty” and things like that. And he, like so many others, for some reason believes that the American government should be helping the Sunni Muslims, the soi-disant “moderates” who are “moderate” because they are not part of Jubhat al-Nusra and, what’s more, they say they are “moderate” (and that should be reassuring to anybody), to overthrow the Alawites.
He isn’t alone. He’s representative of almost all American analysts.It’s bizarre.
An astonishing spate of shootings in Sydney seems largely the work of one ethnic group, identified only deep in this Sydney Morning Herald report. Yet the only culture blamed is the Australian one:
There has been more than one public shooting every three days in Sydney in  and the target is increasingly becoming human life. Among the 135 recorded incidents in the past 12 months, eight men have been shot dead and dozens more injured.
Could this have anything to do with Middle Eastern culture – and specifically Lebanese Muslim culture? Is that what hinders integration?
Just a problem of governance, not culture.
And watch out, those who dare try to argue otherwise. We have laws against that kind of frank talk.
A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.
The Islamic school that teaches this cannot be named “for legal reasons.”
The court heard Rashid had ‘little experience of women’ (this was a 12-year old girl!) due to his education.
Rashid met the girl on Facebook and booked a hotel room before meeting her.
They stayed at the hotel for two hours and had sex after Rashid went to the bathroom and emerged wearing a condom.
Rashid then returned home and went straight to a mosque to pray.
After his arrest, he told a psychologist that he did not know having sex with a 13-year-old was against the law.’
Judge says: ‘sending him to jail might cause him ‘more damage than good’.
Ignorant: Adil Rashid (pictured) did not know it was illegal to have sex with a 13-year-old girl
‘It is not too far to say that he may not have known that having sex with a 13-year-old girl was illegal.’ Judge Stokes sentenced Rashid to nine months youth custody, suspended for two years, along with a two-year probation supervision order.
Whatever happened to ‘Ignorance of the law is no defence?’