Category Archives: WTF?

British woman is killed and her husband left for dead after South African robbers torture them for hours with a blowtorch

A British woman has been horrifically murdered and her husband left for dead in an attack described as ‘pure and hateful and pointless torture’.

The couple were asleep in bed on their farm in South Africa when three men broke in through a window at 2am and tied the terrified Brits up.

The gang, who struck at their home in Dullstroom in Mpualanga province, refused to believe Sue Howarth, 64, and husband Robert Lynn, 66, did not have a safe.

The pair were tied up and tortured with a blowtorch at their remote farm 150 miles from Pretoria.

How a Moses cartoon killed a Turkish satirical magazine

“This is the second Charlie Hebdo affair!” So read one of the thousands of tweets that Turks posted in protest of a cartoon that appeared in the weekly satirical magazine Girgir on Feb 16. The cartoon made fun not of the Prophet Muhammad, but of another prophet: Moses. Since Moses is a sacred figure not just in Judaism and Christianity but also Islam, Turkey’s conservative Muslims reacted with a fury that quickly ended the life of the magazine.

Police investigate anti-Muslim rally outside Toronto mosque and alleged hate speech inside

Toronto police say they are investigating not only an anti-Muslim rally that took place on the doorstep of a downtown mosque nearly a week ago, but allegations of hate speech inside the mosque as well.

More than a dozen people converged on Masjid Toronto last Friday, calling for a ban on Islam as Muslims prayed inside. Police said that prompted multiple complaints over the weekend from people in attendance that day, as well as others who were not present.

After a formal complaint was filed Tuesday, the rally is under investigation by the hate crime unit, corporate communications director Mark Pugash confirmed to CBC Toronto.

But less than 24 hours later, police received another complaint — this time for alleged hate speech inside the mosque.​

A bounty on my head, I’m a virtual prisoner in Delhi

For the past few weeks I have been a virtual prisoner inside my Delhi Hotel, unable to walk out or attend any public event unless accompanied by “security.”

Threats by Islamic clerics that I had initially shrugged off as false bravado have turned out to be serious after one cleric pronounced on my TV show that I was a “kafir,” an apostate from Islam that, under some interpretations of sharia law, allows any Muslim to kill me, as stated unambiguously by a Canadian Islamic cleric.

Danish man who burned Quran charged with blasphemy

A man who filmed himself burning the Quran has become the first person to be charged under Denmark’s blasphemy law in 46 years.

The 42-year-old filmed himself burning a copy of Islam’s holy book in his back yard in December 2015. He then posted the video on the anti-Islamic Facebook group, “Yes to freedom – no to Islam” along with the words, “Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns.”

Danish prosecutor Jan Reckendorff announced his decision to bring charges in a press statement issued on Wednesday afternoon.

“It is the prosecution’s view that circumstances involving the burning of holy books such as the Bible and the Quran can in certain cases be a violation of the blasphemy clause, which covers public scorn or mockery of religion.”

PC Absurdity: Police probe hate mosque sermons and hate mosque protesters for hate crimes

Toronto Police have launched an investigation into whether alleged hate speech was preached by two speakers at the Masjid Toronto mosque in 2016.

“With a complaint filed, there is now an investigation,” Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash confirmed Wednesday.

In addition to the police investigation, the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) has also opened its own internal investigation.

Police are also investigating hate crime complaints against people protesting in front of the downtown mosque Friday.

OH FFS.

British Muslim convert ‘who planned to join ISIS wanted to buy himself a nine-year-old virgin slave girl’

A Muslim convert who tried to join ISIS kept a diary detailing how he wanted to buy a nine-year-old slave girl.

In the diary found on his phone Patrick Kabele, from Willesden in north London, also said he had a ‘death wish’ and wanted to die young.

Jurors at Woolwich Crown Court, where the 32-year-old is on trial for a terrorism offence, heard Kabele was stopped as he tried to board a Pegasus Airlines flight from Gatwick to Istanbul, Turkey on August 20 with £3,000 in cash.

US ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane is sent to Britain as wave of deadly radioactive particles spreads across Europe

A US Air Force plane used to detect nuclear explosions has been sent to Britain amid concerns over a spike in the levels of radioactivity found in Europe.

The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, which is known as a nuclear ‘sniffer’ plane, was deployed to RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk last week on an undisclosed mission.

News of the deployment comes amid claims Russia may be testing nuclear weapons, either to the east or in the arctic, after a spike in radioactivity was reported.

Michigan State University bans dorm room door whiteboards

This ban will result in students lose out on the opportunity to write more good.

EAST LANSING – Whiteboards will be banished from dorm room doors at Michigan State University beginning this fall because they’ve increasingly become platforms for harassment, according to university officials.

“The functionality of whiteboards used to outweigh the downsides,” said Kat Cooper, spokeswoman for Residential and Hospitality Services.

“That’s not happening anymore.”

World’s Worst Helicopter Parent Sues Japanese Army: Says Son Didn’t Know He Might Have To Fight In War Someday

Japan’s government tries to free its soldiers from pacifist shackles

MASAKI TOMIYAMA’S fight seems quixotic. He was happy for his son to join one of the world’s biggest, best-equipped armies, but cannot abide the idea that he might have to do any fighting. “I was very angry when I heard my son was being trained to kill people,” says Mr Tomiyama—so angry, in fact, that he decided to sue the Japanese government for violating the country’s pacifist constitution. “I will never allow him to go to war—that’s not why he signed up.”

Fukushima Aborts Latest Robot Mission Inside Reactor; Radiation At “Unimaginable” Levels

If you were exposed to a radiation level of just 10 sieverts per hour, that would mean almost certain death. So 530 sieverts per hour is simply off the charts.

A “scorpion” robot sent into a Japanese nuclear reactor to learn about the damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown had its mission aborted after the probe ran into trouble, Tokyo Electric Power company said Thursday. As Phys.org reports, TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, sent the remote-controlled device into the No. 2 reactor where radiation levels have recently hit record highs.