Related - Syria: 'Hundreds of western fighters captured by pro-Assad forces'
h/t Golem Bar
The Media Party is running to defend Justin Trudeau for charging charities to hear him speak, blaming the scandal somehow on Conservatives.
My first visit to Conrad Black’s house should’ve been my second.
Back in the previous century, my gang of Toronto anarcho-peacniks had talked about trekking up to his Bridle Path manse and pouring blood (or something like it) on his front steps.
I don’t recall the reason why.
But it has nuthin to do with Islam...
News emerged a few weeks ago in Arabic media that yet another fatwa had called on practicing Muslim women to travel to Syria and offer their sexual services to the jihadis fighting to overthrow the secularist Assad government and install Islamic law. Reports attribute the fatwa to Saudi sheikh Muhammad al-'Arifi, who, along with other Muslim clerics earlier permitted jihadis to rape Syrian women.
"They had slogans “Lukashenka is cattle”, “Long live Belarus”, “Lukashenka must die”, “F*ck dictator” on their bodies, the website of the movement writes.
The activists chanted slogans to support political prisoners in Belarus."
Toronto Somalis say they were victimized by police in Dixon Road raids
"Margaret Parsons, executive director of the African Canadian Legal Clinic said she questioned Toronto police Chief Bill Blair in a meeting about why the net had to be cast so wide during the raids."
Well gee Margaret, might it have something to do with the large number of Gang members in the Somali community? No basketball court will fix that Sweety, only individual responsibility will.
A former top aide to ex-premier Dalton McGuinty fended off allegations today that senior Liberal staffers were directed to delete emails about two cancelled Toronto-area power plants as part of a cost coverup.
"There are 99 different reasons why staff are directed to delete documents," McGuinty's former chief of staff, Chris Morley, told a justice committee hearing this morning. "This — the debate that's emerged in Ontario that suggests that no document can ever be deleted — is simply false, it needs to be confronted."
MADRID – An initiative by Germany’s neo-Nazi NPD party last year in a state parliament to demarcate Israeli products came to light this month and closely resembles the recent Green Party bill that would label Israeli products from settlements.
The revelation last week that an anti-Israel bill from the mainstream left-liberal Green Party in the Federal Bundestag mirrors, in key provisions, the language of a far-right party stirred criticism from Israeli and German experts on modern anti-Semitism.
h/t Golem Bar
"A self-proclaimed Islamic cleric and native doctor has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for selling human parts... When asked why he ate human parts, he said, “It tastes so good and better than animal meat especially when taken with hot drink, or wine or beer but the most essence of eating it is to assure those who patronise us see that it is eatable and sweet, and of spiritual and physical benefits. It can cure serious illness and can make one get rich quick.”
The suspect, who was not remorseful for his crime, said his only regret was that he had not become as rich as he wanted to be. “My regret is that I did not become rich even after selling human parts. I even found it difficult to feed my family sometimes,” he said."
Well this guy did sorta...
Ontario union may ask Trudeau for speech refund
A DAY OF MOURNING FOR PERSECUTED PEOPLE IN ISLAMIC REGIMES
WHEN: Sunday June 23, TIME: 1 pm, WHERE: Ontario Legislative building (Queens Park) at University and Wellesley streets in Toronto
PURPOSE: To stand together in a peaceful demonstration in front of “The Ontario Legislative Building” for our government and citizens to open their eyes to this terrible persecution taking place, and as well, we will be praying together in a day of mourning.
Pastor James Luke
Christine Williams:Journalist, news analyst, Award-winning TV Producer (CTS TV), Member of Simon Wiesenthal Task Force Against Anti-semitism; Human Rights Advocate
Rev. Majed El Shafie: human rights advocate; Founder of One Free World International (OFWI). Fleed Egypt after being tortured and sentenced to death for conversion to Christianity.
Keith Davies: Director of Forum For Middle East Understanding (FFMU) and Rescue Christians
Mark Harding: Evangelists of Canada
Meir Weinstein: Leader, Jewish Defense League, Canada
Rev. Tony Costa (PhD)
Angrymikes, you won't like it. Guns, scantily clad women.
Raymond Johnson, the director of the archaeological mission from the University of Chicago in Luxor, said: “This is a disgrace, it’s a real tragedy. After the meeting with the minister they increased the number of guards, but many of them are from the same families as those that pillage the site.”
That will work out nicely.
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi recently appointed 17 new local governors this weekend, seven of them from his party, and one from a decidedly problematic one: The new governor of Luxor belongs to the political wing of Gamaa al-Islamiyya, which is not only a terrorist group but the organization that perpetrated one of the worst terrorist attacks in Egyptian history in Luxor, where they slaughtered four Egyptians and 58 foreign tourists in 1997.
TORONTO -- A new Ontario PC television ad attacking Premier Kathleen Wynne has triggered a war of words.
The advertising spot seeks to draw a tight connection between Wynne and former Premier Dalton McGuinty's cancellation of the Mississauga and Oakville gas plants at a loss of $585 million
If someone hadn't died.
"Today in Lipetsk on the street Balmochnyh visited relatives of 29-year-old Titov, who died June 16 during the demolition of the upper floors of the brick building."
Richard Kurland and Jerry Agar go head-to-head in the debate over stripping terrorists of their Canadian citizenship.
Aisha the Adulteress
Pierre Trudeau, in outlining his vision for Canada, wrote: “The Just Society will be one in which the rights of minorities will be safe from the whims of intolerant majorities.” It is with this narrative that the Canadian left has achieved great success at the ballot box. Liberals will claim that Muslims, women, homosexuals, Aboriginals and other minorities are oppressed by the intolerant white Christian majority.
“Yes,” he said, “that’s what I’m saying. No one believes in Paradise.”
At a moment like this, it is impossible to know whether one is in the presence of mental illness or a terminal case of intellectual dishonesty. Atran’s belief—apparently shared by many people—is so at odds with what can be reasonably understood from the statements and actions of jihadists that it admits of no response.
The notion that no one believes in Paradise is far crazier than a belief in Paradise."
Nasty! h/t TS
"A foundation that American authorities say is a front for the Iranian government continues to fund McGill University and a Toronto Farsi school, years after U.S. federal prosecutors went to court to seize the group’s assets and alleged it was channelling money to an Iranian state-owned bank sanctioned by Canada.
The Alavi Foundation is a New York-based non-profit that has given more than $300,000 to Canadian universities, and more than $200,000 to the private Toronto Farsi School, since 2004."
"...Dana Margolis, the wife of dashing foreign affairs-expert/vitamins manufacturer Eric..."
"The papacy was in a very precarious position when Pope Pius IX convened the First Vatican Council on June 29, 1868. The drive for Italian unification had been underway for some time, with revolution in 1848 which led to the exile of Pius IX in the castle of Gaeta in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies from November 24, 1848 until his return to Rome in April 1850. The revolutionaries declared a Roman Republic which was comprised of the Papal States and in accordance with the ideals of the Enlightenment religious liberty and tolerance was enshrined in the new constitution by article 7 of the Principi fondamentali..."
I'm sure that impressed the court at his appeal.
"Mr. Putin and his government are supporting the thugs of the Assad regime for their own reasons that I do not think are justifiable and Mr. Putin knows my view on that," said Harper in Dublin Sunday.
"A resident of Kunde, Tada Garuta told journalists that the gunmen climbed the hills by foot with explosives and petro-bombs, and after chanting "Allahu Akbar" meaning God is great, set ablaze four local churches."
The incident occurred at Malahanwala in Hafizabad district, where the young daughter of Muhammad Akram was married off under the custom of 'vani' to settle a dispute that began when he took a second wife.
Akram abducted a woman named Munawaran Bibi and later married her out of love, police were quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.
And the Egyptian Justice and Progress Party sounds so just. And progressive :-(
(BTW, if you're curious as to the "Bride of the Nile" reference @1:02, in and of itself it's obviously ridiculous [although a memory of a pagan annual sacrifice wouldn't have been unlikely]; the legend, however, seems to have been used to defame the Copts.)