I don’t mean to be pessimistic, but I do not think these IKEA shelters will last nearly as long as IKEA hopes. The shelters will house Somalis seeking refuge in Ethiopia. Also, the shelters will be stolen by warlords and sold to others.
Washington Post: Nationalities of Kenya shopping mall gunmen unknown
“Kenyan security forces on Monday seized control of a luxury shopping mall that had been attacked by Islamist militants, but officials said some assailants remained hidden inside stores in the mall and little was known about who staged the brazen attack and what countries they came from.”
We know the terrorists are from the al-Shabab jihadist militia of Somalia. Why do we need to know their nationalities? We know that the terrorists are motivated by jihad, and therefore have no loyalty to the respective nations that issued their passports.
She started wearing the veil in May 2012. I think she is just being difficult. I wonder if there is a name for this type of jihad – nuisance jihad.
New York Times: U.S. to Work Through U.N. on Syria Arms Proposal
The United States will begin working with its allies at the United Nations to explore the viability of a Russian plan to avert military action against Syria by having the international community take control of the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile, a senior White House official said on Tuesday.
Seizing Assad’s chemical weapons is an absolutely useless gesture, and Putin knows it. The ingredients of sarin gas: carbon, hydrogen, fluorine, oxygen, phosphorous. These ingredients are abundant and easy to obtain. Sarin is not very stable and decomposes into nontoxic compounds in a few months, which means that Syrian chemists have been making it regularly.
Putin and Assad know that Russia’s plan is designed to embarrass the United States. This is why news of the chemical attack seeped into the international news media only after Barack Obama announced that he would not tolerate chemical weapons. Assad is taunting Obama. This makes Assad look strong in Syria, and makes Obama look weak on the world stage.
“…seven percent of Muslim girls don’t attend co-ed swimming lessons, and roughly half of their families give religious reasons for this absenteeism.”
The seven percent should be forced to attend co-ed swimming lessons, or get a failing grade. Little “Aisha” said she is offended by the sight of bare chested boys in swimming shorts, and thinks the full-body burquini is ugly. Her family is worried that wearing the burquini will lead to ridicule and isolation, making integration more difficult.
The family is wrong. Refusing to participate in normal German activities makes integration difficult. If the family is so sensitive and offended by German practices, they should return to Morocco.