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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday Links Part 1

From Ian:

Boston Marathon Blasts: Doctor Credits Israelis With Helping Set Up Disaster Team (VIDEO)
Hours following a pair of blasts at the Boston Marathon that left 2 dead and up to 100 wounded according to reports, a chief doctor at the hospital where many of the patients are being treated credited Israelis with teaching his team how to respond to such disastrous attacks.
“About two years ago in actual fact we asked the Israelis to come across and they helped us set up our disaster team so that we could respond in this kind of manner,” said Alastair Conn, Chief of Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, responding to a question about the preparedness of his staff to handle trauma on this scale.
Jordan extremist praises Boston bombing
The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group says he’s “happy to see the horror in America” after the explosions in Boston.
“American blood isn’t more precious than Muslim blood,” said Mohammad al-Chalabi, who was convicted in an al-Qaeda-linked plot to attack US and other Western diplomatic missions in Jordan in 2003.
Italy's Senators Rally for Arch Terrorist Marwan Barghouti
Several Italian politicians and members of Europe's Parliament took part in a rally asking for the freeing of the Palestinian Arab mastermind of the Second Intifada there. Also present were Sabri Atieh, the "Palestinian ambassador" in Rome, and Qassam Barghouti, son of the terrorist.
Blazing Cat Fur: Muslims Of Calgary Have Asked Allah To Curse Jews, Christians, Crusaders & Their Followers
Don't Miss: Muslims Of Calgary Web Site Quotes Protocols Of Elders Of Zion To Prove Freemasonry A Jewish Plot - Update: The Muslims of Calgary have stripped the Freemasonry/Protocols of the Elders of Zion page from their site.
Fatah Official: Now that Fayyad is Gone - Make Peace with Hamas
"The president must hold consultations with Palestinian movements to form a national unity government and set a date for elections," Azzam al-Ahmed, a leader of the Fatah party, told Voice of Palestine radio.
Egypt loan negotiations end without deal
Egypt and the International Monetary Fund failed to agree on terms for a $4.8 billion loan that could ease a worsening economic crisis in the Arab world's most populous nation.
‘Brotherhood are Nazis’
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, host of a television program that has been compared to Jon Stewart’s Daily Show in the US, has presented a short segment comparing Cairo’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood party to the Nazis.
“I hereby declare my total support of all that is Muslim Brotherhood,” Youssef began.
Turkish pianist gets suspended term for anti-religious tweets
A Turkish court on Monday convicted top Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say of denigrating religion through comments he made on Twitter and handed down a 10-month suspended prison sentence, his lawyer said.
Milan mayor condemns Jewish cemetery defacement
Vandals over the weekend tore away Stars of David decorating some 13 tombstones
Dutch student punished for Holocaust remarks
A Dutch boy of Turkish descent who said he was “glad about what Adolf Hitler did to Jews” was sentenced to mandatory classes on anti-Semitism.
A spokesperson for the Dutch justice ministry told reporters Friday that the 15-year-old boy from Arnhem will have to “undergo mandatory educational activity” at nongovernmental organizations fighting racism and anti-Semitism.
Australia makes Raoul Wallenberg first honorary citizen
“The lives of those he rescued are Mr. Wallenberg’s greatest memorial and Australia is honoured to have survivors he rescued living in Australia today,” Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said, according to AFP and The Australian.
An official ceremony is scheduled for May 6 in Canberra. Wallenberg has previously been awarded posthumous honorary citizenship of Israel, Hungary, the United States and Canada.