Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday links

From Ian:

Why Sunni Islamism is the world’s greatest threat
To understand al-Qaida, which of course goes under many names and regional local groups, is simple. It has one strategy: kill!
“One step forward, one step back; tell the Western reporters and politicians what they want to hear. Pretend to be moderate in English while screaming death curses in Arabic.
These are the people who are coming to power. They hate their Shia counterparts generally and will kill them, too, at times. They will drag down their countries’ economies.
Ironically, they will succeed in making Israel relatively stronger as they beat and burn and tear down, as they set back their countries’ economic advancement, as they kick half the population (the female half) down the stairs.”

BBC spends a third of £1 million concealing Middle East 'Balen Report'
A Freedom of Information request released by The Commentator shows how desperate the BBC is to hide the Balen Report

Violence in a Christian residential complex in Jerusalem
This occurred on Monday, August 20, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight when a group of fifty boys attacked the residential complex for 79 families which is part of a project of the Franciscans of the Holy Land. Following a brawl between young people of the Christian area and some neighbors, friends were called and they all attacked the complex, yelling, throwing stones, smashing cars and windows of houses.
A number of residents were injured and one had to be hospitalized for treatment. ”They do so because they know that we will not respond with violence!” protested David Josef, a father of five children, as he emphasized: “This is the third time this happened to us in two years …”

Syrian-French Writer Adnan Azzam Links Syria Conflict to Zionism and Napoleon

When the new Germany lost its innocence
In almost every East German town you will see people wearing neo-Nazi emblems or slogans on their clothes or on their cars. Even more important is the grass-roots work of that party and similar organizations. They organize community festivals, sport events, concerts and youth centers. Thereby, they establish structures independent of the state and succeed in presenting themselves as the real alternative to the traditional political parties in Germany.

IAEA Evidence Shows Israel, Not Obama, Talking Sense About Iran
"Time is running out not only on the countdown to the day when Iran will be able to quickly assemble a bomb but until the point where it will no longer be possible to use force to prevent them from doing so. Four years of Obama policies toward Iran have shown the administration to be willing to do nothing but talk about the need to avert this danger. The latest information from the IAEA is more proof that despite the media campaign orchestrated from the White House intended to undermine Israel’s appeals, it is Jerusalem, and not Washington, that is talking sense about Iran."

'Isolated' Iran boasts kings, PMs at NAM summit
Tehran opens conference with diatribe against Israel, exhibits cars of nuclear scientists "killed by Zionist regime elements."
Bulgaria hosts ceremonies for Burgas terror attack victims
The three-day visit to include a meeting with the Bulgarian president, prime minister and minister of tourism, as well as Israeli Ambassador to Bulgaria Shaul Kamisa One family not able attend due to inability to pay the $700 ticket to Bulgaria.

Palestinian Attorney General Resigns, Known for Suppressing Opposition

Egypt: 76 convicted for attack on Israeli Embassy
Seventy-five of the defendants received suspended one-year sentences Sunday, while one defendant tried in absentia was given a five-year prison term.

Galliano stripped of Legion of Honor

At the Tower of David, a glimpse into a citadel touched by everyone but the legendary king
Likely built by Maccabees about a millennium after King David’s death, the site contains traces of everyone from Herod to the Jordanians

Arab-Israeli solar company wins EUREKA grant
Yafa Energy could be a bridge over which Arab-Israeli technology finds its way to industries in the Arab world seeking renewable energy solutions.
“Eureka! Yafa Energy has become the first Arab-Israeli company to win a prestigious European Union EUREKA (Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration) grant. Awarded through Israel’s Prime Minister’s office, Yafa was named as the best technological initiative from an Israeli minority community.”

Iraqi Political Analyst Haidar Said: We Iraqis Do Not Possess the Courage to Criticize Our Violent Past (MEMRI)

HuffPo Hearts Hamas

Signs Suggest Iran Is Speeding Up Work on Nuclear Program (NYT)

Scandinavia - The Liberal Anti-semitic sanctuary

(h/t O)