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A man in the US for medical treatment at the Cleveland Clinic was arrested when a sister of a clerk at his hotel called 911 claiming he was pledging his allegiance to ISIS. He received a "sort of" apology. Hopefully the charges the authories are threatening against the caller will actually happen! The UAE has advised their citizens not to wear traditional garb while in the US. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-arrest-united-arab-emirates-warns-citizens-traditional-clothing/
This has been going on for a while. For those of you not in the know, the Mediterranean is a favoured route for refugees from the Levant and Africa to come to the EU. The most favoured points for landing are Italy and Greece. As per the Dublin Regulation (http://www.ecre.org/topics/areas-of-wor ... ation.html ), refugees have to claim asylum in the EU country where they landed. That means that certain countries deal with the majority of the humanitarian crisis. They have to rescue, feed, clothe and process. With the Syria crisis and the advent of ISIS, people started pouring in. But Italy had defunded its naval rescue mission "Mare Nostrum". Traffickers' practices and the lack of funds led to the death of 800 people in earlier this year (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/a ... a-massacre). The EU responded by sending their navies to provide help after that human disaster. While Italy and Greece are trying to deal with the new arrivals, Hungary has started erecting a fence to keep migrants out. Sweden and Germany take the most per-capita refugees per year (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33972632). I don't know much about Sweden, but the news from Germany isn't good. We seem to have started fire-bombing proposed refugee-accommodation again, and it happens weekly. (If you know German: http://www.spiegel.de/thema/fluechtlinge/) France and the UK are experiencing their own troubles: (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rders.html - sorry, I know, it's the daily fail). And that's just scratching the surface. I'm sure I've left out loads, sorry. Thoughts? Opinions?
Couple says they named toddler after Egyptian goddess. Funny they mention the old Saturday morning show"Isis". It's sad when a name gets attached to something less than stellar. http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20160202/BLOG58/160209922 What these parents talk about here has already happened to one girl. I cant imagine getting turned down for something because of a name: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/01/20/isis-a-bullied-7th-grader-has-a-strong-message-for-kids-who-share-her-name/
Did anybody else see this article on buzzfeed today? http://www.buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/woma ... .grw0OVdXK (not breaking the link, because it's buzzfeed!) I think it's a really sad story and again it shows how damaging an upbringing like this is. I hope she and her kids are fine and that she comes to realize in which danger she lives!!