Asad Shah killing: Man admits Glasgow shopkeeper murder

BBC News

A 32-year-old man has admitted murdering a Glasgow shopkeeper in a religiously motivated attack. Tanveer Ahmed, from Bradford in Yorkshire, attacked Asad Shah outside his store in the Shawlands area on 24 March. Mr Shah later died in hospital. The 40-year-old was stabbed after publishing hundreds of videos about his spiritual beliefs online. Mr Shah was an Ahmadiyya, a group known for its peaceful interfaith concerns.


The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – A Decade of Social Manipulation for the Corporate Capture of Nature [ACT VI][Crescendo]

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World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, and the New Climate Economy are at the helm of the financialization of nature. Also at the helm is the Natural Capital Coalition (collaborating with both World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund), which represents over 300 of the world's most powerful and egregious corporations while engaging "many thousands more". The New Climate Economy research partner, the Stockholm Environment Institute has a well-oiled revolving door between itself and the World Wildlife Fund. The institute has generous funding to the tune of 260 million SEK in 2017 (approx.


Theresa May wants tech companies to censor terrorists, but will they play ball?

The Guardian

The British prime minster Theresa May is expected to renew her long-running campaign against technology companies by announcing international sanctions for those that fail to take sufficient action against terrorist propaganda, in a joint statement with French president Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders, meeting in Paris on Tuesday, will discuss creating a legal requirement for technology companies to aid in the fight against terrorism online and reportedly face fines for failing to comply, in the wake of a series of attacks in the UK and France over the past year. It is not yet clear what form those requirements may take, but May has led calls for firms to be more proactive in finding and taking down terrorist propaganda and other materials, wherever they are found on the net, from videos on Google's YouTube to Twitter accounts and search results. All major technology companies already voluntarily enforce a number of rules against terrorist propaganda. In a series of leaked documents, the Guardian revealed how Facebook bans "support, praise or representation" of terror groups and sharing of images with no context but it allows posts with neutral or condemning content.


US 'professional huntress' who shot dead a sheep quits social media

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A'professional huntress' who sparked outrage after posting pictures of herself posing with a wild goat shot on Islay is leaving social media for two weeks after receiving death threats. American TV presenter Larysa Switlyk said she was'headed out on a bush plane for my next hunting adventure' and would be out of service for a fortnight. Ms Switlyk, who hosts the Larysa Unleashed programme on various channels, has been widely criticised after posting a picture of herself smiling behind the wild goat, with more than 12,000 people commenting on the image. Ms Switlyk was previously an accountant in New York before going hunting full time. The Scottish Government has said it will review the law around animal culling in the wake of the response to the images.


Goat kill hunter attacks 'ignorant people'

BBC News

An American TV host who sparked anger after shooting a wild goat on Islay has criticised "ignorant people" who sent her death threats on social media. Larysa Switlyk, who presents the Larysa Unleashed programme, posted pictures of herself posing with the dead goat on a hunting trip to the Scottish island. The hunt was legal - but sparked outrage on social media. The thousands of replies sent to Ms Switlyk included some calling for her to be killed. Ms Switlyk is understood to have been in Scotland a month ago, but only posted the pictures of the dead goat on Tuesday.