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WARNING: ISIS 'throw two men to their deaths from tower block for being gay'

Horrific pictures have been released of ISIS militants apparently throwing two men to his death for being gay.

The graphic images are among a number that have been released by the regime that has cut a swathe of terror across Syria and Iraq.

Others show two men being crucified in front of a baying crowd and a woman who was stoned to death.

A crowd gathered at the bottom of a tower block to witness the death of the two men accused of "engaging in homosexual activities" - a crime according to ISIS' strict interpretation of Sharia law.

The other pictures show two blindfolded men accused of banditry tied to crosses in front of a jeering mob.


This is the most tolerable picture on the link.

Don't Insult Faith? Protesters Burn 7 Churches in 4 Days.

The number of churches burned down in Niger as part of violent protests over the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has risen to at least seven. On Friday, four people were killed in Zinder, the country's second largest city. The clashes, which took place the day after Zinder's 'black Friday', began late Saturday morning, when some thousand young people met by the city's mosque, despite a government ban. The crowd chanted slogans against France and Charlie Hebdo. The building was surrounded by dozens of policemen wearing anti-riot gear including helmets and shields. They tried to break up the crowd using tear gas. Several protesters threw rocks at security forces. They set fire to two police vehicles and the burning tires were thrown at a police station.

The violence then spread to other parts of the city, including a neighbourhood near the Catholic church. Several agencies belonging to French horse racing betting company Pari Mutuel Urbain and French mobile phone company Orange were pillaged, and metal sheets from the damaged kiosks were used to build barricades. Niamey's French embassy urged citizens to stay home, while United Nations staff were advised to steer clear of any gatherings.


In case anyone hasn't seen Pew Reasearch poll


What's most interesting is in a "moderate" country like Egypt,

74 percent of Egyptians support making Sharia the law of the land
70 percent favor corporal punishment for crimes such as theft(subset of those who favor making sharia the law)
81 percent favor stoning for adultery
86 percent support the death penalty for converts from Islam

I'm speechless.

'Hang the cartoonists!' Pakistani Muslims demand death sentence for Charlie Hebdo staff

'Hang the cartoonists!' Pakistani Muslims demand death sentence for Charlie Hebdo staff for committing 'worst act of terrorism' by drawing the Prophet Mohammed

•Religious group rallies in Lahore with banners: 'Down with Charlie Hebdo'
•Pakistani lawmakers pass resolution condemning image of the prophet
•Turkish PM denounces the cartoon as an 'open provocation' to Muslims
•Prosecutors probe Turkish paper that published extracts of Charlie Hebdo
•Muslims call front cover image of Prophet renewed insult to their religion


I didnt know this but posting cartoons is now acceptable

including cartoons of islam and the mohammed.


On Fri Jan 16, 2015, 01:39 PM you sent an alert on the following post:

Some Muhammad cartoons


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.


just want to know ...is this free speech ( which is ok) or cartoons of islam unacceptable ?


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Fri Jan 16, 2015, 01:53 PM, and voted 1-6 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: we had enough thin skinned ones around here to keep 100 juries busy
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Posting someone's else's work with no comment is absolutely acceptable. Thanks for wasting our time.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: This is the dumbest alert I have ever seen!!!
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: If cartoons like these are unacceptable on DU, that is a decision for the administrators to make, not a 7-person jury. So this is an easy call. Leave it alone.
Most of these look to be mainstream western editorial cartoons anyway.
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Its commentary on a broader discussion going on now. I don't think any of them are hideworthy
Juror #7 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given

Germany Arrests 2 in Terrorism Investigation as Europe Braces for Potential Attacks

Source: NYT

As Europe braces against potential terrorist attacks after violence in France and Belgium, the German police on Friday arrested two Turkish men suspected of having links to an organization supporting the militant Islamic State and other radical groups fighting in Syria.
In Paris, where Secretary of State John Kerry met with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and then with President François Hollande, news reports said that 10 suspects had been questioned overnight about last week’s attacks.


The Belgian raids were said to have been aimed at people who had joined Islamic extremist groups in Syria or other battle zones, and then returned to Europe — a potential threat that has consumed intelligence and security services since well before the Paris attacks.

In Germany, prosecutors said that 250 officers had raided 11 apartments after months of tracking a group that was said to support the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, with money and the recruitment of combatants. Both of the arrested men were Turkish citizens, and they are formally suspected of planning a serious attack in Syria and of money laundering.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/world/europe/europe-arrests-terrorism-links.html


Merkel vows to protect Germany's Jews and Muslims from extremism

Source: Reuters---4 hours ago

Chancellor Angela Merkel promised on Thursday to protect Jews and Muslims living in Germany from prejudice, saying vibrant democracy was the best way to combat the sort of extremist violence that shook France last week.

Merkel, a staunch ally of Israel and defender of Germany's renascent Jewish community, has responded with unusual vigor to the growth of a grassroots, anti-Islam movement in Germany and the attacks by Islamic radicals in Paris that killed 17 people.

Saying that Islamist extremism and anti-Semitism "often go hand-in-hand", she told the Bundestag lower house of parliament that Christians, Jews and Muslims all had a place in Germany.

Echoing her comments on Monday that "Islam belongs to Germany", she said: "Jewish life belongs with us."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/15/us-germany-islam-idUSKBN0KO17W20150115

Ankara mayor : "Mossad enflames Islamophobia by causing such incidents"

The longtime mayor of Ankara accused Israel’s Mossad of masterminding last week’s terror attacks in France.

Melih Gokcek said Israeli intelligence planned the attacks in retaliation for France recently expressing support for Palestinian statehood, according to Today’s Zaman, an English-language Turkish publication, citing the Andalou news agency.

At a political event Sunday, Gokcek said it “is certain that Mossad is behind these kinds of incidents. Mossad enflames Islamophobia by causing such incidents.”

The head of Turkey’s capital city also claimed that following the Paris attacks, approximately 50 mosques and some Muslim individuals were targeted but there was no coverage from the international media.


France arrests 54 in hate speech crackdown

Source: AP

France arrests 54 in hate speech crackdown as new Charlie Hebdo issue sells out

France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism and announced Wednesday it was sending an aircraft carrier to the Mideast to work more closely with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.

Authorities said 54 people had been arrested for hate speech and defending terrorism in the last week. The crackdown came as Charlie Hebdo's defiant new issue sold out before dawn around Paris, with scuffles at kiosks over dwindling copies of the satirical weekly that fronted the Prophet Muhammad anew on its cover.

After terror attacks killed 20 people in Paris last week, including three gunmen, President Francois Hollande said the situation "justifies the presence of our aircraft carrier." One of the gunmen claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group.

France is already carrying out airstrikes against the extremist group in Iraq. Hollande spoke aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to members of France's military.

Read more: http://www.aol.com/article/2015/01/14/charlie-hebdo-sells-out-before-dawn-in-paris/21129392/?cps=gravity_1967_7169750158549371894


Radical cleric Choudary calls Charlie Hebdo cover ‘act of war’

Radical Islamist cleric Anjem Choudary has declared the decision to print a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of Charlie Hebdo’s first issue since Wednesday’s massacre an “act of war.”

The controversial cleric made the statements days after claiming Muslims did “not believe in freedom of speech” following last week’s terror attack in Paris, in which 17 people were killed by Islamist gunmen.

Among those killed were journalists and cartoonists working for the controversial magazine, which printed images of the Prophet Muhammad.

According to the Islamists, depicting images of the Prophet was an act that warranted capital punishment under Sharia (Islamic) law.

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