I don't know why people get confused, it's very simple... pic.twitter.com/xUCJ2X6fs8
— The Lazy Dog (@TheLazyDog_) March 9, 2013
Disclaimer: Yes, we did make up the word Yuukayeean. Call it attempted humour. Or just silly.
I don't know why people get confused, it's very simple... pic.twitter.com/xUCJ2X6fs8
— The Lazy Dog (@TheLazyDog_) March 9, 2013
The burned body of Aslan, who had been missing for two days, was discovered on Feb. 13 in a riverbed in Tarsus in the southern province of Mersin. Ahmet Suphi Altındöken, the 26-year-old bus driver, confessed in a testimony to the prosecutor that he stabbed Aslan to death before cutting off her hands and burning her body. The court arrested Altındöken, while his 50-year-old father, Necmettin Altındöken, and 20-year-old friend, Fatih Gökçe, have also been arrested on charges of being accomplices to the murder.
Turkish women changing names to escape violence from men | Hurriyet Daily News
“They should be executed, they should be tortured. Özgecan had a wonderful heart, she would work hard, help everyone. I cannot accept that she was massacred when she took a minibus to come home. Is my daughter’s only mistake is to get on a minibus to come home?”
Australia’s police commissioners have identified “vulgar and violent attitudes towards women” as a key cultural cause of unacceptably high rates of family violence and say it will not stop until men’s attitudes change.
They have urged victims to report assaults to police, who they say have transformed their own attitudes towards family disputes in recent years. Most commissioners say police working closely with other agencies involved with family violence is the only practical way to tackle a crime that kills one woman a week in Australia.
Culture of hostility to women leads to domestic violence, say police chiefs | The Guardian (Australia), 02 November 2014
The harassment that women go through is too real. #sendeanlat #tellyourstory pic.twitter.com/uHWwKSTYww
— Lillian Palmbach (@LilyPalmbach) February 16, 2015
"My family is humanity. My dreams and hopes and aspirations are for all of humanity."
"I think there is a tendency for people to get rigid and caught up in their beliefs of what is right and wrong, and they lose sight of humanity. Being human has to come first before right or wrong."
Terrible. At least 15 attacks took place in France after the #CharlieHebdo massacre. And it will continue. pic.twitter.com/AzrD4pRjFC
— Emran Feroz (@Emran_Feroz) January 9, 2015
Saudi Arabia grants women right to drive – but with some bizarre conditions http://t.co/jprfDwIZPM pic.twitter.com/M7LED1uJrd
— RT (@RT_com) November 8, 2014
Following lengthy campaigning on the behalf of Saudi women’s groups, the 150-member Shura Council, which is permitted to propose legislation to the King, proposed that women over the age of 30 should be allowed behind the wheel, but only until 8pm each day, and without the application of make-up, a council member told AP.
The Gulf State country of some 30 million people has no law on the books forbidding women from driving, only religious edicts supported by leading religious authorities. Muslim clerics in this Gulf State fear "licentiousness" will get out of control if women have the freedom to drive.
Source: Saudi Arabia mulls women’s right to drive - but only for over-30s ‘without make-up’RT.com | 08 November 2014
Licentiousness, according to the Oxford dictionary:
Promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters
Licentiousness, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary:
Lacking legal or moral restraints; especially : disregarding sexual restraints
"Surveys suggest that as few as
one in 10 cases [of rape] are ever
reported to the police in many countries"
Adjusted for population growth over time, the annual rape rate in India has increased from 1.9 to 2.0 per 100,000 people over 2008-2012 period.
This compares to a reported rape rate of:
- 1.2 per 100,000 in Japan
- 3.6 per 100,000 in Morocco
- 4.6 rapes per 100,000 in Bahrain
- 12.3 per 100,000 in Mexico
- 24.1 per 100,000 in United Kingdom
- 28.6 per 100,000 in United States
- 66.5 per 100,000 in Sweden
- 114.9 rapes per 100,000 in South Africa
Turkey is ambivalent about the fight across its border, because of its distrust of the Kurdish fighters protecting Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab. It views them as an extension of the Kurdish PKK, the rebel group that has waged a long and bloody insurgency against Ankara. In recent days, Turkish officials have emphasized that they view both the Islamic State group and the PKK as terrorist groups.
Left unsaid is which group they view as the greater threat. But, Turkey's strict neutrality as the lightly-armed Kurds face annihilation speaks volumes.Turkey's inaction as the Kurds face annihilation indeed speaks volumes. It disgusts me that a country looking to become a member of the European Union is apparently so far removed from basic values we hold dear in Europe. We care for others, we help them in time of need, we act to protect the weak from the strong and the oppressor, we fight together against totalitarian regimes - to me, those are key values that we hold dear in the countries that make up the European Union as a whole. Or maybe it is just me who holds those values dear, says a pessimistic voice in my mind.
Lightly armed Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani have for weeks held off an ISIS onslaught, but the battle has moved to the streets of Kobani as the president of Turkey warned today that the town was about to fall to the Islamic militants.
The fight for the Kurdish city and its surrounding villages has sent more than 160,000 Kurdish refugees streaming to the Turkish border when many have been prevented from crossing.
Turkish tanks are poised along the border with their guns pointed toward Kobani, but the tanks haven't moved. Instead, Turkish authorities have been battling desperate Kurdish refugees trapped between ISIS and the border.
Mila and I would like to welcome Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher to the world. May your life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy.
Can you guess which one is ours, or does it really matter? All babies are cute.
"All babies are cute."
"Our hopes and the world’s hope for peace are in danger. Because everywhere we look, militant Islam is on the march.
It’s not militants.
It’s not Islam.
It’s militant Islam.
Typically, its first victims are other Muslims, but it spares no one. Christians, Jews, Yazidis, Kurds — no creed, no faith, no ethnic group is beyond its sights. And it’s rapidly spreading in every part of the world."
"When it comes to their ultimate goals, Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas.
And what they share in common, all militant Islamists share in common:
- Boko Haram in Nigeria;
- Ash-Shabab in Somalia;
- Hezbollah in Lebanon;
- An-Nusrah in Syria;
- The Mahdi Army in Iraq;
Some are radical Sunnis, some are radical Shi’ites. Some want to restore a pre-Medieval caliphate from the 7th century. Others want to trigger the apocalyptic return of an imam from the 9th century. They operate in different lands, they target different victims and they even kill each other in their quest for supremacy.
- And the al-Qaeda branches in Yemen, Libya, the Philippines, India and elsewhere.
But they all share a fanatic ideology. They all seek to create ever-expanding enclaves of militant Islam where there is no freedom and no tolerance — where women are treated as chattel, Christians are decimated, and minorities are subjugated, sometimes given the stark choice: Convert or die.
For them, anyone can be an infidel, including fellow Muslims."
"As Israeli children huddled in bomb shelters and Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system knocked Hamas rockets out of the sky, the profound moral difference between Israel and Hamas couldn’t have been clearer:
Israel was using its missiles to protect its children.
Hamas was using its children to protect its missiles.
By investigating Israel rather than Hamas for war crimes, the UN Human Rights Council has betrayed its noble mission to protect the innocent. In fact, what it’s doing is to turn the laws of war upside-down. Israel, which took unprecedented steps to minimize civilian casualties, Israel is condemned. Hamas, which both targeted and hid behind civilians – that a double war crime – Hamas is given a pass.
The Human Rights Council is thus sending a clear message to terrorists everywhere:
Use civilians as human shields. Use them again and again and again. You know why? Because sadly, it works.
By granting international legitimacy to the use of human shields, the UN’s Human Rights Council has thus become a Terrorist Rights Council, and it will have repercussions. It probably already has, about the use of civilians as human shields.
It’s not just our interest. It’s not just our values that are under attack. It’s your interests and your values."
“Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah,” the tweet read. A few hours later, the tweet was removed after the anti-Semitic abuse ensued. The story was originally reported by The Guardian.
“Due to a number of offensive comments that were attached to a tweet on the official LFC twitter account, the tweet and comments have since been removed from the account,” the club told the Guardian.
Source: English soccer club Liverpool deletes Rosh HaShanah tweet after anti-Semitic posts, The Jerusalem Post
|Source: Jerusalem Post|
"Recently, Danish researchers put together a remarkably simple experiment. They had a list of families who had participated in a study when their babies were one year-olds. That study was run by two men, Osman Skjold Kingo and a colleague, who are roughly the same age. The babies came back when they were three and a half, and saw two screens of the same experiment they saw years prior – one with the experimenter they met, and the other with the other experimenter.
The researchers tracked the babies’ eye movements as they looked at the two screens. Overwhelming, they ended up staring at the face they hadn’t seen before – something known as novelty preference. (We humans are primed to look longer at a new thing rather than an ol’ everyday thing.) The research results were published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition in February."
Source : Babies can remember people they only met once, Popular Science (April 2014)
Jailing him today, judge Timothy Pontius said the brutality of the attack on a defenceless baby almost defied belief. He said the fact that baby Aukse suffered considerably for hours before her eventual death ‘demonstrated a callousness that is as incredible as it is inhuman’.
Prosecutor Karim Khalil QC told jurors: ‘For reasons known only to him, he took hold of his own baby, he bit her on the head, he struck her repeatedly and he shook her hard. As a result of all that she died, not immediately, but a few hours later.’
The nine-week-old survived for up to six hours after the attack and would have suffered considerably while her father did nothing to help her, the court heard.
A post-mortem examination uncovered a catalogue of bruises, cuts and abrasions on her body as well as two distinct bite marks on her head. An examination of one of the bite marks showed it matched the defendant’s teeth imprint, the court heard.
Source: Father bit and punched two-month-old baby to death | Metro News UKAccording to the lawyer for the defence, the father was a 'loving and caring man who showed 'heartfelt' remorse for what he had done to his own daughter after she died in his arms. And the thought to call social services or hand himself in to the police didn't enter this 'loving and caring' man's mind while his baby daughter slowly died from what he'd done to her?
“I'm sure that someday children in schools will study the history of the men who made war as you study an absurdity. They'll be shocked, just as today we're shocked with cannibalism.”
― Golda Meir
Liberman noted that the war against terror, in all its forms, is the most important task of the Free World today. Reiterating the Israeli government’s stance regarding the regional terror threat, he said:
“We cannot differentiate one form of terror from another. The Hamas terrorist activities against Israel and against the people of Gaza are no different from the terror of ISIS. The difference is only semantic, and in the media approach adopted by the organizations. Ultimately, the aim of all Islamic terror is one and the same: the destruction of Western civilization. Hence, just as we cannot negotiate with ISIS, we cannot negotiate with Hamas. As long as Hamas rules in Gaza, there will not be peace or security. Anyone who seeks to advance an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must bring an end to the rule of terror within the Palestinian Authority.”
Islamic State's Goal is the Destruction of Western Civilization, United with Israel
|Source: Isis Boutique Facebook page|
'There was a particularly nasty comment on our Facebook page from someone who said we would get a letter bomb in the shop if we didn't change our name.
'Another person posted "Terrorism comes to Malvern" alongside a picture of the front of our shop.
'I overheard another couple talking about the name last weekend when the woman said to her partner "look that shop's called ISIS" and he said "they're the ones who have been beheading everybody".'
"The report shows how easily a different airliner could have met the fate of the doomed plane instead, had the crew of MH17 been able to comply with a controller's request to fly higher in the minutes before it was shot down.
Air traffic controllers were attempting to clear traffic as three other commercial flights, unidentified in the report, were in the vicinity – two other Boeing 777s and one Airbus A330.
At 12.53pm, Ukrainian air traffic controllers at Dnipropetrovsk asked MH17 to climb 2,000 feet to flight level 350 over eastern Ukraine, in accordance with the original flight plan, to clear a "potential separation conflict" with another Boeing 777.
The crew said they were unable to comply, possibly due to weather. Instead, at least one other plane climbed higher.
Just after 1pm the crew, running into bad weather, requested to climb to 34,000 feet – although air traffic control said the plane should keep at the same altitude. At 1.20pm, MH17 exploded in mid-air.
The other plane was not identified by investigators but it is known that a large Singapore Airlines jet, many of which are 777s, was nearby."Reading this makes me question once again if MH17 was actually the target of this attack. I remember Twitter / social media speculation soon after the crash which said Vladimir Putin may have been in the air at the same time, may have been the actual target instead of MH17. Whether those speculations are based on fact, rumour or fantasy I don't know as I'm not Putin's right hand person nor party to knowledge gathered by Russian intelligence. What I do know is this: There were at least three other aeroplanes flying relatively close to MH17, close enough for (minor?) course changes to be necessary. Was one of these aeroplanes the actual target instead of 298 innocent people?