- Boko Haram has conquered the city of Kano, Nigeria.
A quote worth repeating from pounce_uk at Eye on the World:
Boko Haram claim they are defending the honour of Nigerian Muslims who are persecuted by the police, they are avenging the hundreds of Muslims killed by the police, and of course they are taking revenge for all the mosques and Islamic schools destroyed by the police. The thing is, none of those events have taken place. Yes, Muslims have died, but if looked at in a clear light, we find that actually the silly sods who died, did so while attacking police stations or military bases.
- Honduras is falling into violent anarchy.
- A British court has extended the concept of copyright to forbid the production of original works which are similar to an existing work.
- The Zetas have terrorist training camps for children.
- The massacre at Haditha of over twenty Iraqi civilians by US soldiers has led to one involved soldier being placed on three months of probation. Another was acquitted, and no charges were filed against any of the other soldiers involved.
- The government of Punjab has demolished the Gosha-e-Aman church which has stood in Lahore on privately owned church property since the 1880s. This is an indirect result of the assassination of Governor Salman Taseer who never would have allowed this.
- Muslim Brotherhood forces have captured Iranian Revolutionary Guards fighting on behalf of the Syrian government, proving that active Iranian support for Syria continues in that country’s civil war.
- There have been numerous recent incidents of Afghan soldiers joining the Taliban and attacking their foreign trainers. In one case, four French soldiers were killed.
- Sudan is requiring Christian preachers to register with the state.
- Sri Lanka expelled 160 Muslims for preaching war against the state.
- FARC destroyed a radar in the southwest of Colombia. The article is not clear on whether it is a military or nonmilitary post.
- US forces entered Somalia to rescue two hostages held near the town of Adado. The report states their captors were private profiteers not related to al-Shabaab, and the hostages had worked for the Danish Refugee Council in Galkayo.
- Georgia judge Michael Malihi of the Office of State Administrative Hearings ordered US President Barack Obama to personally appear in his court to answer charges from Republican partisans that he is ineligible to run for President. Obama and his lawyers refused to attend the hearing.
- Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradshaw discuss how Chinese companies outcompete their US equivalents, using the manufacturing of the iPhone for an example. The answer is heavy on exploiting and oppressing the working class.