On October 10, Turkey woke up to the worst single terror attack in its history. The twin suicide-bomb attack in Ankara killed 97 and injured nearly 250 people, with more than 60 of the wounded being treated in intensive care. As of October 14, no one had claimed responsibility, but all indications pointed to the Islamic State (ISIS, or IS) — the same jihadists Turkey’s Islamist government once helped logistically, in the hope that they would facilitate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s downfall and the establishment of an Islamist regime there.
In fact, the attack in front of the main train station in downtown Ankara looked like a bigger-scale version of a July 20 attack in Suruc, a small town on Turkey’s border with Syria. A Turkish-Kurdish suicide-bomber with ties to the Islamic State murdered 33 people at a pro-Kurdish meeting in Suruc, and paved the way for a spiral of violence that has since claimed hundreds of lives. Actually, since most of the deaths resulted mostly from Turkish-Kurdish clashes, the attacks may have claimed thousands: Kurdish militants’ casualties remain unknown. Since July 20, more than 150 Turkish police and military officers have been killed.
One of the two perpetrators of the Ankara bombings now is believed to be the brother of the Suruc bomber. The second suspect also has alleged ties with jihadist groups.
For artist Calvin Nicholls, paper art that comes in one of its two forms, two-dimensional and three-dimensional.
His technique seems to be a cross between drawing and sculpture. He uses fine lines of an intricate sketch, yet captures three-dimensionality of a statue.
This is a collection of some of his spectacular work. To view more of his art, visit his website calvinnicholls.com.
Shaker Aamer could receive up to £1m in compensation from the British government following his release from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
Britain’s final detainee is spending his first weekend with his family in nearly 14 years after he arrived back in Britain yesterday following his release from the US prison.
Mr Aamer, 46, may now pursue legal proceedings which were initiated on his behalf, against the British security services and government departments for their alleged complicity in his transfer to Guantanamo Bay, and their failure to prevent it and his ill-treatment.
Referred to as detainee 239, Mr Aamer is said to be in poor health and is currently understood to be receiving medical treatment in a Harley Street clinic.
German Muslim threatens German man: “we will marry your daughters and they will wear hijab!”
The man, speaking in heavily accented but fluent German, is speaking to a German man with his face obscured….”Islam is coming to take over Germany whether you want it or not…not through war but by the fact that Germans don’t reproduce and Muslims have 7-8 children each…but not only that, your daughters will marry bearded Muslims and wear the hijab, their sons will wear a beard! The Muslims will have four wives and 27 children and what does the German man have? One child and maybe a little pet dog! The German has taken advantage of the Muslim for too long, just so he can drive his Mercedes…now Islam is coming and your daughters will wear the hijab! Ha! I can see the look of hate in your eyes!”