Dutch Officials Demonize Israelis

An increasingly popular argument, when certain Dutch officials and Muslim commentators discuss Islamic State [IS] jihadists from Europe, is that these jihadists are really no different from European Jews who choose to serve in the Israel Defense Forces [IDF].


For the Love of Music . . . . . BBC

Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay:

This is an amazing video about the place music holds  in the world and some of the varied musicians who enrich our lives.  Happy  Black Friday shopping !

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UK Salafist Group Linked to British ISIS Fighters

Mehdi Hassan is the fourth British man from the coastal city of Portsmouth to be killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria. Hassan was just 19 when he left with four friends for Syria in October 2013. They named themselves the “Britani Brigade Bangladeshi Bad Boys.” Four of the five have been killed.


Turkey’s “Foreign” Citizens

In 2008, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s official news agency, Wafa, reported that Israel had released poison-resistant rats to drive Arab residents of Jerusalem out of their homes. Scientists are still trying to understand how rats are trained to distinguish between Muslim, Christian and Jewish residents of a city.