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Tuesday evening linkage (current events).

Yehudah Kimani spoke in Danbury, Connecticut and numerous other places before returning to Kenya. I had the honor of hosting him here in Portland for about a week. He gave a spellbinding talk at our congregation and was an enjoyable guest. He's also a terrific cook.

They fled the Nazis on bicycles. And now a Japanese-born, 27-year-old film school graduate is telling their story:

Yamazaki: I grew up in Japan reading ‘George’ in Japanese, and … when I learned they were these German immigrants who had fled the Nazis on bicycles with the first Curious George book with them, it was enough for me to be interested. … And I assumed there was already a movie out there and when there wasn’t I was immediately in a car, headed to Cambridge to meet the lady who runs the estate. ...

With no other weapons, this German threw a beer bottle at the killer. But now he's facing charges for "insulting the dead."

The Munich resident who hurled insults at shooter Ali David Sonboly as he was carrying out an attack on a shopping mall has been accused of libel, the Munich prosecutor has announced.

Thomas Salbey became an internet sensation after footage of him hurling abuse at Sonboly, from the balcony of his fifth floor apartment was posted on Twitter.

But while many praised Mr. Salbey for standing up to the gunman – who aimed shots in his direction – Florian Weinzierl, a spokesman for the Munich prosecutor, has confirmed that Mr. Salbey is to be charged with libel for his comments. It is not known who reported Mr. Salbey to the authorities. ...


UK anti-Semitism on the rise. The Community Security Trust (CST) said 577 incidents targeting Jews were reported to the charity from January to June. This was up from 473 in the same period last year, a trend the charity’s chief executive, David Delew, said was “worrying”. ...

Iran gloats over 400 million dollar ransom for US hostages. Full story at the link, with video of Obama's response to questions over the deal.

Hillary Clinton gets a high-profile endorsement. Seddique Mateen, father of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen, was spotted at a Clinton rally in Florida. He didn't have much to say to the press, but he did have some kind words for the former Secretary of State:

Mateen didn't want to answer any other questions, but just hours later, we ran into him by chance at a rest stop on the way back to West Palm Beach. He wanted to do an interview and show us a sign he made for Clinton.

"Hillary Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions," he said.
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