Canadian Forces Afghan memorial dedicated in ceremony three days ago – officials decided to limit publicity
The Canadian Forces confirmed Thursday evening on Facebook that it had held a dedication service at the new Afghanistan Memorial Hall at the National Defence Headquarters (Carling) in the west end of Ottawa. But that happened three days earlier on May 13. “The event was attended by senior Canadian military leadership and Department management,” according to the Facebook posting.
No press release was issued. The decision was made by officials to keep the event quiet and only to release the news via Twitter and Facebook at a later date. Families of the fallen were not invited to the dedication ceremony.
Why would a war memorial be closed to the public? Oh Yea. I forgot.
The Kharon Brief describes itself as an open-source intelligence group headed by former senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
The Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS), which the United Nations notes funded Osama bin Laden, gave an undetermined amount of money to the North York, Ontario-based Abu Huraira Center. In addition to supporting al-Qaida, RIHS also has given money to the South Asian jihadist group Laskhar-e-Taiba.
Islamic anti-Semitism is of a “scale and scope” that most people in the West do not understand and is therefore all the more insidious, the controversial critic of the Muslim religion, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, told a capacity audience at the Jewish Public Library (JPL) in Montreal on May 13.
The Somali-born Ali, 49, grew up being told that Jews were evil and reflexively hated them, even though she had never met one. In her teens, she joined the Muslim Brotherhood, in which she was indoctrinated to believe that Jews were a sub-human enemy and that their state occupies Muslim lands and must be destroyed.
The BBC has claimed it was “accurate and true to the speakers’ intentions” for it to translate a Palestinian interviewee’s use of the word “yahud” to refer to an “Israeli” rather than a “Jew.”
The chilling interview was broadcast as part of the BBC documentary One Day in Gaza, about the ongoing border riots along the Israel-Gaza Strip border.
Bader Saleh, 24, the subject of the interview, said, “I’m not one for fighting or burning tires, but when I went, I was convinced by it. The revolutionary songs, they excite you, they encourage you to rip a Jew’s head off.”
The Palestinian terror group Hamas has officially thanked Jeremy Corbyn for his support, MailOnline can reveal.
In a carefully worded statement issued this evening, the militant organisation, whose armed wing is responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians, ‘saluted’ the Labour leader after he sent a message to a major anti-Israel rally in London last weekend.
‘We have received with great respect and appreciation the solidarity message sent by the British Labor (sic) Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to the participants in the mass rally that took place in central London,’ the statement said.
The comments by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on a Yahoo News podcast last week about the formation of the Jewish state following the Holocaust were deeply disturbing.
Not only because of major historical inaccuracies but, even more so, because this was another blatant example of minimizing the utter evil, desolation, humiliation and systematic destruction of the Holocaust, which led to the defining phrase “Never again” and the creation of Israel.
Here is what she said, word for word, so you can judge for yourself
…The largest number of suspects linked to clans are German nationals (36%), followed by Lebanese (31%), Turks (15%) and Syrians (13%), according to the police.
“For years, reports on this problem from citizens and from police circles were deliberately ignored,” minister Reul said. “Whether it was from misunderstood political correctness, or because it was considered that things that are not supposed to happen were impossible — this is now finally over.”
Austria is to ban girls under the age of 14 from wearing Islamic headscarves to school.
The Austrian parliament on Wednesday approved a new law that prohibits any “ideologically or religiously influenced clothing which is associated with the covering of the head” in the nation’s primary schools.
The measure, which was put forward by chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s right-wing coalition government, was condemned as discriminatory by the opposition and is expected to be challenged in Austria’s constitutional court.
Morrissey sparked controversy by sporting an anti-Islam pin while appearing on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Monday.
The former Smiths frontman sparked fierce backlash against both himself and the late night host as he was performing his cover of Jobriath’s ‘Morning Starship’ – for his album ‘California Son’.
For Britain is an anti-Islam group that was started in 2017 and led by far-right politician Anne Marie Waters. Their website calls for an ‘end of Islamisation of the UK’ and Waters has described Islam ‘evil’ in previous interviews.
Theresa May is to reject a definition of Islamophobia proposed by British Muslim groups, BuzzFeed News can reveal.
At a parliamentary debate on anti-Muslim prejudice on Thursday, ministers will oppose the definition which states: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”
More than 750 British Muslim organisations had called on the government to adopt the British Muslims all-party parliamentary group definition, which was produced after consultation with legal experts, MPs and Muslim groups.
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“Antisemitism in the Netherlands has grown in the past 10-20 years like in other countries in Europe. It is difficult to prove the spread of verbal antisemitism which can hardly be quantified. The rise of social media has increased this type of abuse. It aims at many targets, including Jews, Zionists and Israel. I do not give much weight to it.
“A stronger and more severe form of antisemitism is threats and violence. We know that this violence has also grown in Europe. Sometimes it is even lethal.”
Dr. Ruud Koopmans was born in the Netherlands in 1961. In 1992 he received his Ph.D in sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He is professor of Sociology and Migration Research at the Humboldt University of Berlin and director of the research unit “Migration, Integration and Transnationalization” at the WZB Berlin Social Center.