Brussels museum shooter may have filmed terror attack

The shooter who killed four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels may have videotaped his attack with a GoPro camera mounted on his chest.  As was the case in a previous anti-Jewish attack in 2012 in Toulouse the shooter filmed the killing of four Jews.

The four people killed in Saturday’s terror attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels were an Israeli couple, a French national and a Belgium citizen. haaetz

The Brussels judicial authorities on Monday transferred the inquiry of the Brussels Museum shooting to the federal public prosecutor’s office which is authorized to handle terrorist cases.

Online:  Belgium probes terrorist link in Jewish Museum killings

Updated: Gunman kills three at Jewish museum in Brussels

Saturday two men and a woman were killed and one person seriously injured in a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

A Brussels fire brigade spokesperson said the shooter drove up to the museum, went inside and fired shots. One suspect has been arrested and a second suspect is still being sought in connection with the attack.

Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

Belgium’s interior minister said anti-Semitic motives could be behind the attack. RTE

Netanyahu: Anti-Israel ‘slander and lies’ caused Brussels attack

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U.K. To Legalize Three-Parent IVF Babies

baby family photoThree-Parent in virto fertilization (IVF) is two women and one man contributing DNA to the creation of a human fetus with a reduced risk of developing mitochondrial diseases.  The United Kingdom opened a three-month public consultation, which closed on the 22nd of May, on draft legislation that would legalize an IVF method that involves transferring  the nucleus of an egg from one woman who carries the disease to the egg of another woman with healthy mitochondria.

Human Genetics Alert, a UK campaign watchdog, is against the legalization of mitochondrial replacement.  A main concern is the deliberate changes it introduces to the germline of children born using this method. They also see it as opening the door to “enhanced designer babies.”  {the germline in humans is the line (sequence) of germ cells that have genetic material that may be passed to a child. Germ cells are specialized cells which are involved in reproduction, such as sperm and eggs.}

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Study: Radical Muslims are well-integrated, are better educated than average, and are better economically and socially

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Copenhagen, Denmark

It has been thought that failed integration and poverty may be causes of “Homegrown Radical Islamists” in Western  countries. A study “Radical Islamism and Migrant Integration in Denmark: An Empirical Inquiry” does not support a link between  integration and radicalization of young Muslims, or poverty.

Associate professor and Islamism researcher Marco Goli from Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen concluded “that  radicalized young Muslims are often what one would consider well-integrated: They are better educated than average and also perform better economically and socially and will therefore largely be able to maintain a double life.”

The study stated:  “The sharpest and most consistent difference between the Radical Islamists and other Muslim immigrants concerned their adherence to religious duties and proscriptions. More than half of the most radical group deferred to Sharia over National law, and a third endorsed death as punishment for apostasy.”

“They become radicalized from their own perception of what happens around the world,” says Shahamak Rezaei, Associatev Professor at the Institute of Social and Globalisation Affairs at Roskilde University.”

The study was based on a nationally representative sample of 1,113 youth (ages 15–30) in Denmark with national ties to a”Muslim country.

Online:  Radical Islamism and Migrant Integration in Denmark: An Empirical Inquiry
Radical Islamism and Migrant Integration in Denmark: An Empirical Inquiry (pdf)

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Anti-Semitism heard at major Islamic conference in France

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Paris, France

At the 31st Congress of the Union of Islamic Organizations in France (UOIF) Anti-Semitic speeches were given ‘places of honor’.  The 31st UOIF congress was advertised to discuss assimilation, culture, and immigration, but descended into an anti-Semitic rant.
Speaking at the 31st Congress of the Union of Islamic Organizations in France, Hani Ramadan a prominent Muslim leader from Geneva railed against Jewish and pro-Israeli groups in the United States.  Hani Ramaden also stated, “All the evil in the world originates from the Jews and the Zionist barbarism.”

All evil in the world, all the backwardness of Islam, all violence and barbarism is due to Jewish groups? A rational person would not believe that.

Hani Ramadan is a prominent Muslim leader and his father Said Ramadan was the son-in-law of Hassan al-Banna the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hani’s brother Tariq Ramadan, for years was banned from entering the United States by the U.S. State Department for giving donations to charity organizations that funded terrorist organizations such as Hamas. Continue reading “Anti-Semitism heard at major Islamic conference in France”