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Know thine enemy: 81% of Arabs support ISIS

People say that there are good muslims and bad muslims and ISIS are bad ones…but their actions should not be ascribed to the rest.

But what if ISIS has widespread support amongst Arabs in the region?

Al Jazeera has a recent poll which suggests that the barbarity of ISIS is well supported.

Breitbart reports:

In a recent survey conducted by AlJazeera.net, the website for the Al Jazeera Arabic television channel, respondents overwhelmingly support?the Islamic State terrorist group, with 81% voting ?YES? on whether they approved of ISIS?s conquests in the region.

The poll, which asked in Arabic, ?Do you support the organizing victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?? has generated over 38,000 responses thus far, with only 19% of respondents voting ?NO? to supporting ISIS. ? Read more »

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Photo: Peter Greste Twitter

Photo: Peter Greste Twitter

Meditation Helped Me Survive An Egyptian Jail,

Says Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste

Peter .. Free in Cyprus! Feels sweet.

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Mafia joins forces with green taliban

Perfect bed partners, the Mafia hooks up with the Green Taliban to rip us all off. ?Report from Al Jazeera no less.

With generous grants and tax breaks offered by nearly every European nation, the green energy market is appealing to entrepreneurs across the continent.

Not all of those investors have the future of the planet in mind, however, when they begin investing in alternative energy.

Italy’s organised crime groups (OCG), the Mafia so often glorified in TV and film, are taking advantage of the surging popularity in environmental investment, and using it to their benefit.? Read more »

Poor old Al Gore, missed out on his tax break

Al Gore just trousered a cool $100 million by selling his beleagured cable TV channel to Al Jazeera.?The ex-vice president turned climate change ‘expert’ hits pay-day!

After years of trying to sell Current TV, co-founder Al Gore hasfinally found a buyer?for what some critics have lambasted over the years as America’s least watched cable network: Al Jazeera. Yet while the purchase price, which was undisclosed but reported at between $100 million and $500 million, may ultimately pay off for the pan-Arabic news network, it comes at quite a cost. Even the low-end of that price range suggests that Al-Jazeera paid more than $4,500 for each of the network’s viewers.

When Current was launched in 2005, it focused on airing user-generated videos in 8-minute segments. Seeking a larger audience, it then gradually move into producing long-form narrative video journalism and reality and documentary programming. For the last couple of years, it tried to position itself as a left-leaning broadcast alternative to the cable news channels.

Yet by 2010 the network was averaging only about 23,000 viewers a day. By comparison, the CW network averaged more than 200,000 viewers a day during the week of Dec. 23, 2012.

It is reported that the deal was for around US$500 million meaning Gore trousered around US$100 million. A nice pay day but it might have been more.

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Takes a Chinese to cut through the crap

With all the turmoil in the world economy it takes a Chinese businessman to cut through the crap that is besetting Europe:

Also last night, the chairman of the supervisory board of China Investment Corporation, the country?s sovereign wealth fund, put further distance between China and the eurozone bail-out, saying that Europe?s bloated welfare state meant that people did not work hard enough.

?I think if you look at the troubles which happened in European countries, this is purely because of the accumulated troubles of their worn out welfare societies,? Jin Liqun said in an interview with Al Jazeera television. ?I think the labour laws are outdated ? the labour laws induce sloth, indolence rather than hard working. The incentive system is totally out of whack.?

Perhaps Jin Liqun needs to have a chat with the Labour party here.

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