I don’t think people really understand the evil we face
The children each received a doll and a sword. Then they were lined up, more than 120 of them, and given their next lesson by their Islamic State group instructors: Behead the doll.”
A 14 year old who was among the line of abducted boys from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority said at first he couldn’t cut it right — he chopped once, twice, three times.
“Then they taught me how to hold the sword, and they told me how to hit. They told me it was the head of the infidels,” the boy, renamed Yahya by his Islamic State captors, recalled in an interview last week with The Associated Press in northern Iraq, where he fled after escaping the IS training camp.
A suspected female Islamic State suicide bomber has set off an explosion near a cultural centre hosting youth activists in a Turkish town near the border with Syria, leaving 31 dead and scores injured.
The blast ripped through the centre in Suruc, just a few miles from the Syrian flashpoint of Kobane – which was itself later hit in a co-ordinated suicide car bombing.
Most of the dead were university students with the Federation of Socialist Youths, who had been planning a mission to help rebuild Kobane, which was retaken by Kurds from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants earlier this year.
If Isil’s role is confirmed, it would be one of the extremist group’s deadliest strike on Turkish soil to date.
Anti-Islamization Protests in Melbourne
I notice that the pattern is the same in the “anti-racist” reaction to these anti-Islamization demos as it is in Europe:
|1.||The counter-demonstrators significantly outnumber the demonstrators.|
|2.||They are well-organized, and most carry professionally printed signs and banners, in contrast to the homemade signs carried by the Islam-critics.|
|3.||They are far more likely to be masked than their targets are.|
|4.||In all instances in which it can be definitively determined, the “anti-racists” strike the first blow in any violent encounter with the anti-Islamic protesters.|
|5.||Media coverage bends over backwards to be equivocal about “both sides”. Reporters and anchors often tip towards favoring the counterdemonstrators, giving them more close-ups and positive sound bites.|