Sunday, 31 March 2013

It is Great when they Turn on Each Other.

It turns out that 30th March is Land Day, a day of hate against Israel in which the Arabs privileged to live in Israel & are, as a consequence, the freest & most prosperous Arabs in the Middle East, protest that they want all that land back as a prelude to the genocide they are planning.

Unfortunately, some of the protesters differed in opinion from the editorial line taken by Al-Jazeera with regard to Syria & responded to the presence of their camera crew in a way we have all become accustomed to. This, from Ynetnews yesterday (hat-tip to FrontPage Magazine):

Assad supporters assault Al-Jazeera reporter in Sakhnin

Dozens of protesters backing Syrian president assault Al-Jazeera reporter, his crew during Land Day procession in Sakhnin; Channel 1 journalist, two others lightly injured

A scuffle broke out Saturday during a Land Day procession in Sakhnin. Several dozen protesters who support Syrian President Bashar Assad assaulted an Al-Jazeera reporter and his crew.

The rioters hurled water bottles at the journalists claiming they were fabricating reports about the situation in Syria. The scuffle quickly spread to include other protesters. Three people were lightly injured including a Channel 1 journalist who sustained a minor head injury and was treated at a local clinic. Read on...

As previously mentioned on this site, Muslims have very little ability to keep an even keel when it comes to resolving their various differences with others. It is manly to be angry & insensate in their culture. Our media have to pussy-foot around these people for fear of giving offence all the time, which is why it is such a joy to see them turn on each other, for once. View below:

Happy Easter, to One & All! Even Muslims.

Today is the day that most Christians (Orthodox Christians have it on a different day) celebrate the day Jesus is meant to have risen from his tomb after being crucified by the Romans. 

The Muslims, though, have it different, as it says in the Koran:

That they said, "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah", but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, & those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.
Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; & Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. 4:157-158

Gibberish, true, but no worse than the proposition that the guy started creeping around after three days in the grave put forward by the Christians. For once, Islamic scripture is no worse than the Christian, & that's a rare thing to be able to say.

In keeping with the season I thought I'd post a picture of a crucifixion, thoughtfully provided by the Muslims, which is nice & ecumenical of them. Who said we can't all get along?

This particular crucifixion occurred in September last year in Yemen. The gentleman shown was accused by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, Ansar Al-Shari'a, of being a spy for the US so they strung him & his two friends up with a verse from the Koran above his head. So, enjoy:

Happy Easter

Encouraging News: UK Citizenship can be Removed from British Jihadists.

This report came from the Independent on 28th February but has only come to my attention today, thanks to Tundra Tabloids.

British terror suspects quietly stripped of citizenship… then killed by drones

Exclusive: Secret war on enemy within

The Government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – with two of the men subsequently killed by American drone attacks.

An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for The Independent has established that since 2010, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has revoked the passports of 16 individuals, many of whom are alleged to have had links to militant or terrorist groups.

Critics of the programme warn that it allows ministers to "wash their hands" of British nationals suspected of terrorism who could be subject to torture and illegal detention abroad.

They add that it also allows those stripped of their citizenship to be killed or "rendered" without any onus on the British Government to intervene.

At least five of those deprived of their UK nationality by the Coalition were born in Britain, and one man had lived in the country for almost 50 years. Those affected have their passports cancelled, and lose their right to enter the UK – making it very difficult to appeal against the Home Secretary's decision. Last night the Liberal Democrats' deputy leader Simon Hughes said he was writing to Ms May to call for an urgent review into how the law was being implemented.

The leading human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce said the present situation "smacked of mediaeval exile, just as cruel and just as arbitrary".

Ian Macdonald QC, the president of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association, described the citizenship orders as "sinister".

"They're using executive powers and I think they're using them quite wrongly," he said.  "It' not open government; it's closed, and it needs to be exposed."

Laws were passed in 2002 enabling the Home Secretary to remove the citizenship of any dual nationals who had done something "seriously prejudicial" to the UK, but the power had rarely been used before the current government took office.

The Bureau's investigation has established the identities of all but four of the 21 British passport holders who have lost their citizenship, and their subsequent fates. Only two have successfully appealed – one of whom has since been extradited to the US.

In many cases those involved cannot be named because of ongoing legal action. The Bureau has also found evidence that government officials act when people are out of the country – on two occasions while on holiday – before cancelling passports and revoking citizenships.

Those targeted include Bilal al-Berjawi, a British-Lebanese citizen who came to the UK as a baby and grew up in London, but left for Somalia in 2009 with his close friend the British-born Mohamed Sakr, who also held Egyptian nationality.

Both had been the subject of extensive surveillance by British intelligence, with the security services concerned they were involved in terrorist activities.

Once in Somalia, the two reportedly became involved with al-Shabaab, the Islamist militant group with links to al-Qa’ida. Mr Berjawi was said to have risen to a senior position in the organisation, with Mr Sakr his "right-hand man".

In 2010, Theresa May stripped both men of their British nationalities and they soon became targets in an ultimately lethal US manhunt.

In June 2011 Mr Berjawi was wounded in the first known US drone strike in Somalia and last year he was killed by a drone strike – within hours of calling his wife in London to congratulate her on the birth of their first son.

His family have claimed that US forces were able to pinpoint his location by monitoring the call he made to his wife in the UK. Mr Sakr, too, was killed in a US airstrike in February 2012, although his British origins have not been revealed until now.

Mr Sakr's former UK solicitor said there appeared to be a link between the Home Secretary removing citizenships and subsequent US actions.

"It appears that the process of deprivation of citizenship made it easier for the US to then designate Mr Sakr as an enemy combatant, to whom the UK owes no responsibility whatsoever," Saghir Hussain said.

Mr Macdonald added that depriving people of their citizenship "means that the British government can completely wash their hands if the security services give information to the Americans who use their drones to track someone and kill them."

The campaign group CagePrisoners is in touch with many families of those affected. Its executive director Asim Qureshi said the Bureau's findings were deeply troubling for Britons from an ethnic minority background.

"We all feel just as British as everybody else, and yet just because our parents came from another country, we can be subjected to an arbitrary process where we are no longer members of this country any more," he said.

"I think that's extremely dangerous because it will speak to people’s fears about how they’re viewed by their own government, especially when they come from certain areas of the world."

The Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes said that, while he accepted there were often real security concerns, he was worried that those who were innocent of Home Office charges against them and were trying to appeal risked finding themselves in a "political and constitutional limbo".

"There was clearly always a risk when the law was changed seven years ago that the executive could act to take citizenship away in circumstances that were more frequent or more extensive than those envisaged by ministers at the time," he said.

"I'm concerned at the growing number of people who appear to have lost their right to citizenship. I plan to write to the Home Secretary and the Home Affairs Select Committee to ask for their assessment of the situation, and for a review of whether the act is working as intended."

Ms Peirce, a leading immigration defence lawyer, said, "British citizens are being banished from their own country, being stripped of a core part of their identity yet without a single word of explanation of why they have been singled out and dubbed a risk," she said.

Families are sometimes affected by the Home Secretary's decisions. Parents may have to choose whether their British children remain in the UK, or join their father in exile abroad.

In a case known only as L1, a Sudanese-British man took his four British children on holiday to Sudan, along with his wife, who had limited leave to remain in the UK. Four days after his departure, Theresa May decided to strip him of his citizenship.

With their father excluded from the UK and their mother’s lack of permanent right to remain, the order effectively blocks the children from growing up in Britain. At the time of the order the children were aged between eight and 13 months.

The judge, despite recognising their right to be brought up in Britain, ruled that the grounds on which their father's citizenship was revoked "outweighed" the rights of the children.

Mr Justice Mitting, sitting in the semi-secret Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac), said: "We accept it is unlikely to be in the best interests of the appellant's children that he should be deprived of his British citizenship...

"They are British citizens, with a right of abode in the UK.

"They are of an age when that right cannot, in practice, be enjoyed if both of their parents cannot return to the United Kingdom."

Yet he added that Theresa May was "unlikely to have made that decision without substantial and plausible grounds".

In another case, a man born in Newcastle in 1963 and three of his London-born sons all lost their citizenship two years ago while in Pakistan.

An expert witness told Siac that those in the family's situation may be at risk  from the country's government agencies and militant groups. Yet Siac recently ruled that the UK "owed no obligation" to those at risk of "any subsequent act of the Pakistani state or of non-state actors [militant groups] in Pakistan".

The mother, herself a naturalised British citizen, now wants to return here in the interests of her youngest son, who has developmental needs. Although 15, he is said to be "dependent upon [his mother and father] for emotional and practical support".

His mother claimed he "has no hope of education in Pakistan'. But the mother has diabetes and mobility problems that mean she "does not feel able to return on her own, with or without [her son]."

Mr Justice Mitting ruled that the deprivation of citizenship of the family's father had "undoubtedly had an impact on the private and family life of his wife and youngest son, both of whom remain British citizens". But he added that the father posed such a threat to national security that the "unavoidable incidental impact" on his wife and youngest son was "justifiable", and dismissed the appeal.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: "Citizenship is a privilege not a right. The Home Secretary has the power to remove citizenship from individuals where she considers it is conducive to the public good. An individual subject to deprivation can appeal to the courts."

She added: "We don't routinely comment on individual deprivation cases."

Asked whether intelligence was provided to foreign governments, she said: "We don't comment on intelligence issues. Drone strikes are a matter for the states concerned."

Mahdi Hashi: From Camden care worker to US prisoner

Mahdi Hashi, a former care worker from Camden in north London, was well known to Britain’s security services – in fact they tried to recruit him when he was 19.

Now 23, Mr Hashi is in a high-security US prison having been secretly "rendered" from the African state of Djibouti last year.

Mr Hashi claims that before being sent to the US on charges of working with the terrorist group al-Shabaab he witnessed torture in an African prison, before being handed over to the CIA and forced to sign a confession.

Despite Mr Hashi being brought up in the UK, the British Government has washed its hands of him, having stripped him of his citizenship shortly before he disappeared in Somalia last summer.

His UK family say that when they lost contact with their son they approached the Foreign Office for help. But they were told by officials that they could not provide assistance because the Home Secretary had issued an order depriving him of his British citizenship.

It was only five months later, when he re-appeared in the US, that they were able to contact him again. The family's lawyer, Saghir Hussain, said at the time: "The UK Government has a lot of explaining to do. What role did it play in getting him kidnapped, held in secret detention and renditioned to the US?"

The case has led to allegations that Britain may have conspired with the US to strip Mr Hashi of his citizenship knowing he would be arrested in Africa. They have no further obligations towards him and can avoid potentially embarrassing questions about his treatment before his rendition.

The case is all the more bizarre as Mr Hashi gave an interview to The Independent in 2009 when he alleged that MI5 had attempted to recruit him. He claimed that on a previous trip to Africa he was held for 16 hours in a cell at Djibouti airport, and that when he was returned to the UK he was met by an MI5 agent who told him his terror-suspect status would remain until he agreed to work for the Security Service. He alleges he was to be given the job of informing on his friends by encouraging them to talk about jihad.

Mohamed Sakr: The British car valet killed by a drone strike

In February last year, international agencies in Africa reported that "four foreign Islamist militants" had been killed in a drone strike south of Somalia's capital, a day after the country's Prime Minister called for foreign air strikes against the terror group al-Shabaab.

At the time a senior Western intelligence officer was quoted as saying that a "very senior Egyptian was killed" in the raid, along with three Kenyans and a Somali.

That was technically true – but in reality the Egyptian had not even been born in the country for which he held a passport. It would have been more accurate to describe him as a British terror suspect who once ran a car valeting business in London.

The Bureau has established that the victim of the February air strike was Mohamed Sakr, who was born and brought up in the UK before having his citizenship revoked in September 2010 by the Home Secretary, Theresa May.

Sakr appears to have come to the attention of UK intelligence officials after he visited Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Dubai in 2007. He was then repeatedly targeted by counter-terrorism officers over a two-year period, according to reports.

It was this, it is alleged, that drove Sakr out of the country; he left Britain in late 2009 for Somalia. The law allowing the Home Secretary to remove citizenship was in place when Sakr left the UK, but it was not until after the Coalition came to power that it was used in his case.

It would be another year and a half before he was killed.

Although a month out of date, this is fantastic news. I am particularly pleased that even British-born citizens can be dealt with in this way. The sooner they're dead, the better. 

I don't regard this development as, in any way, sinister. In the 1940s this country suspended the principle of habeus corpus quite safely & reasonably, because we were facing an enemy that represented the annihilation of civilisation as we know it &, if triumphant, would have cast mankind into an eternity of darkness. We are in the same position today. We are rightly able to suspend components of our civilisation in order to preserve the whole from a breed of savagery that openly seeks to replace it with a debauched & evil tyranny. What, after all, were these men planning to do in Somalia? Preach sermons of peace & love? Take part in famine relief? Or kill & be killed, as it says in the Koran (9:111)? They deserve no mercy or assistance from the people they would see thrown down & trampled.

Also, I have absolutely no time for Simon Hughes beating his chest about the 'rights' of these animals. Allow me to relay a couple of anecdotes about Mr Hughes's conduct & character, just in case the phrase: 'the Liberal Democrats' deputy leader' were not sufficient: In the Bermondsey by-election of 1983 Hughes stood against the gay campaigner Peter Tatchell & produced leaflets proclaiming to the electorate that they had a 'straight choice'. Geddit? This, despite the fact that he was bisexual himself. He made a complete pillock of himself over tuition fees in 2010 (watch this) so god only knows what he's been playing at in the intervening 27 years. So I really do not give his 'principled stand' an awful lot of credence, I consider it to be opportunistic posturing in order to court publicity & appeal to the PC vote. 

To wrap-up, after witnessing cowardice & dhimmitude time & again, it is intensely reassuring to see that there are people in government who are cognisant of what they are dealing with, are cognisant of how it should be dealt with & have the strength of character to risk controversy in order to deal with it.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Shari'ah in Action in Abu Dhabi.

More modernism & moderation from the religion of peace in the capital of of the United Arab Emirates. The Daily Mail reported this yesterday:

British teacher faces a year in jail for having lunch with married man in Abu Dhabi

  • Expat caught having glass of wine with Syrian man
  • Crime for unmarried women to socialise with men
A British woman could be locked up for a year in an Abu Dhabi jail  for having a glass of wine with a married man.

The ex-pat teacher, whose first name is believed to be Lisa, says she was introduced to the Syrian man by a male colleague.

He is understood to have eaten with the pair but then left them alone at the man's house – where the woman was arrested.

She has now appeared in court in the strict Arab emirate, charged with being alone in the company of a man other than her husband or a close relative, and drinking alcohol without a licence.

The court heard that the Syrian threw his wife out of their home last week after an argument.

After she complained to police about her husband's behaviour, officers visited him the next day and found him enjoying an after-lunch glass of wine with the British woman, who has not been officially named.

The man's wife insisted that officials press charges when she was told that her husband had been drinking with another woman.

If found guilty under the country's strict legislation, which is influenced by Islam's sharia law, the teacher could be imprisoned for as long as 12 months.

Police arrested the British teacher and her host for being alone together and drinking alcohol illegally.

'She is looking at anything between a month in jail or a year for being alone with a man who is not her husband,' a UAE legal expert told the Sun.

'As in so many alcohol cases, it only becomes a problem if someone makes a complaint to the police and they are obliged to act.'

The case highlights the paradoxical nature of life in the United Arab Emirates, which has a reputation as the party capital of the Middle East despite its strict Islamic culture.

The Syrian man will not be punished for being with the Briton, as it is not a crime for men to socialise with women, but has been detained on a separate drugs charge.

Something about this whole thing sounds like a setup. Why was she introduced to this man after he had thrown his wife out of their home? Why did this third party leave her there after just meeting them up? Why did the police show up at just that moment? This whole thing stinks to high heaven. 

Also, it goes to show how far in the gutter Muslim minds are, with regard to relations between members of the opposite sex. It doesn't occur to these peasants that they could just be talking, that they could finish their conversation & bid each other farewell. No, they had to be doing it. 

Aside from that, I could, just about, forgive the Abu Dhabi authorities if both man & woman had been arrested for being with each other. It would be primitive, it would be medieval, but at least it would be equal.

Some people would say that if you go to other people's countries you should abide by their laws, however, I would direct those people to the Muslim patrols. Shari'ah is meant to be enacted everywhere.

Back in the Days of the USSR.

With regard to Afghanistan, it seems that Putin wants to carry on from where Gorbachev left off. No reason has been given in this report from Russia Today on Thursday:

Russia may set up new Afghanistan bases – official

Russian Defense Ministry officials and NATO representatives will soon discuss the possibility of Russia establishing new bases in Afghanistan for the repairing of military hardware.

"We will look into various options of creating repair bases on Afghan territory," the head of the Defense Ministry's department of international cooperation, Sergey Koshelev, told the press. He added that the maintenance of weapons and military hardware in Afghanistan remains a top priority, as any instability in the country would affect Russia's own security, as well as the security of other European nations.

Russian NATO envoy Aleksandr Grushko also said that Moscow was not excluding the possibility of broader cooperation with the military bloc. In particular, Russia could offer to enlarge the transport corridor to Afghanistan, so that the country’s own forces could continue to receive supplies from Western allies after coalition troops leave Afghanistan in 2014.

The top Russian MP for defense said in press comments that Moscow saw stabilization in Afghanistan as a main priority: "In any case this [Russia-NATO cooperation] is a positive moment. The coalition was breaking there for 13 years. We remember very well the situation our troops found themselves in at the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border. This is why the stabilization in Afghanistan is very important for us," Sergey Zhigarev told RSN radio.

The complete withdrawal of International Security Assistance Force from Afghanistan is scheduled for 2015. Then-US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a recent statement that Afghan authorities are already providing security across three-quarters of the country's territory.

Panetta added, however, that the withdrawal of military forces did not mean that the US was leaving Afghanistan completely, and promised aid and training to the country's government and military forces.

Over the past several years, the Pentagon has been buying Russian weapons, including helicopters for Afghan military forces, despite criticism from some US politicians. Russia has also agreed to open a NATO logistics base on its territory to simplify cargo deliveries from Western Europe.

Russian officials have repeatedly denied that Moscow is considering resuming its military presence in Afghanistan.

Precisely why, in the name of all that is holy, Putin would want to embroil his country in yet another entanglement in that fly-blown, filthy, worthless hellhole is anybody's guess. Up to 15000 Russian lives were lost before Gorbachev did the decent thing. Perhaps he needs a war to test some new weapons, the MiG29 never really did get put through its paces & I should imagine there are some pretty nifty tanks & such trundling off the lines in Uralmash. This could be done in Chechnya, however. 

This site is dedicated to the purpose of exposing Islam to public view & making the public at large aware of its nature (as explained on the Home Page) so I shall point out how this may help us, in any friction between the US & Iran, Russia supports Iran. If Russian troops start coming home in body bags again then maybe the Russian people will start to see Islam as the enemy as they failed to do after Beslan

We Kuffar Must Learn from Our Muslim Betters.

Because Islam is the absolute & unalterable truth dictated to Muslims by the creator of the Universe itself, it must follow that the country where it all began, Saudi Arabia, is the most advanced & righteous. This report from the Daily Mail on Thursday, therefore, must be read & absorbed so that our backward society might benefit:

Saudi Arabia beheads murderer… and then CRUCIFIES his body

  • Mohammed Rashad Khairi Hussain was convicted of murder and sodomy
  • The Yemeni citizen had killed Pakistani national Pashteh Sayed Khan
  • Comes after human rights charities condemned the country's practices

Saudi authorities have beheaded a murderer and crucified his body after he killed and raped a Pakistani national.

The kingdom's interior ministry announced the execution, stating that the man had murdered and sodomised another male. Both actions are punishable by death.

'The Yemeni citizen Mohammed Rashad Khairi Hussain killed a Pakistani, Pashteh Sayed Khan, after he committed sodomy with him,' said a statement carried by state news agency SPA.

Hussain was also convicted of robbery and carrying out a series of attacks.

The execution, in the southern city of Jizan, was followed by crucifixion, a punishment used by the ultra-conservative country for serious crimes.

Saudi Arabia have been criticised in the international community for their harsh punishments, including executions by beheading and firing squad.

There have been 28 people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year. Read on...

So, there you go. Look & learn.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Saudi Sheikh in Tears Over Blasphemous Tweeter.

Here is Sheikh Nasser bin Sleiman Omar on Saudi television in floods because some naughty blaspheming blogger has said something naughty about Mohammed or Allah. Bless. 

The miscreant, one Hamza Kashgari, a one-time journalist for al-Bilad, tweeted three times on 4th February last year about meeting Mohammed:

  • On your birthday, I shall not bow to you. I shall not kiss your hand. Rather, I shall shake it as equals do, & smile at you as you smile at me. I shall speak to you as a friend, no more.
  • On your birthday, I find you wherever I turn. I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, & could not understand many more.
  • On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you've always been a source of inspiration to me, & that I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you.
Tame enough, you'd have thought but eight days later he was apprehended in Malaysia & deported back to Saudi Arabia. Not so funny now, is it?

If they go to those lengths for tweets as tame as that, what on Earth would they say to someone pointing out that Mohammed was a disgusting, raping, thieving, blood-spattered pederast?

He is still detained, potentially facing capital charges of apostasy. Sign the petition at Avaaz & Change.org.

Evil Jerk Proving Islamorealists Right.

Here is Mazen Sirsawi, a hate-cleric in Egypt (are there any love-clerics in this religion?) telling us on Al-Hekma TV that all infidels, apostates & heretics should be killed. Favourite quotes:
'Beheading them should be easier than cutting the buttons off of shirts.'
'In Islam, an apostate is punished by death. There is no dispute about this.'

Thanks for that Mazen, that's what we've been saying all along, you swivel-eyed savage. 

The Savagery of the Irony. Will They Learn from it?

Two British Pakistani girls trying to ship supplies to their Muslim brothers in Gaza have been abducted & gang-raped by their Muslim brothers in Benghazi. This, from The Australian today (hat-tip to The Religion of Peace):

Pro-Palestinian activists raped in Libya

TWO British activists with a humanitarian convoy destined for the Gaza Strip have been subjected to a brutal gang rape by five men in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, the deputy prime minister says.

The two women of Pakistani origin "were brutally raped in front of their father", Awadh al-Barassi said on his Facebook page, condemning "a horrible act".

Barassi said he had been to see the two victims in Benghazi on Thursday, and that the family was "in a very bad psychological state".

The women, accompanied by their father on the convoy organised by Turkish NGO IHH, had been destined for the Palestinian coastal enclave blockaded by Israel when it was blocked from leaving Libya and entering Egypt.

The three decided to return to Benghazi accompanied by two more Britons, with the aim of getting a flight home. But when they arrived in Libya's second city they were abducted by five unidentified men.

A Western diplomatic source speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the group had been abducted, but was unable to say the women had been sexually assaulted, pending medical reports.

The diplomatic source also said there had been arrests in the case, without specifying how many. Another source said the family was now being looked after at the Turkish consulate in Benghazi.

These girls belong to a 'community' whose members have gang-raped English girls for years without an ounce of speculation as to whether their own scriptures might have anything to do with it:

Do not force your slave-girls to whoredom if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah is oft-forgiving. Koran 24:34

The Muslims said among themselves, 'Will Safiyah be one of the Prophet's wives or just a lady captive & one of his possessions?' Sahih Bukhari 5:59:524

From the captives of Hunayn, Allah's Messenger gave Ali a slave girl called Baytab & he gave Uthman a slave girl called Zaynab & Umar another. Ishaq's Sira 593

Do you think, perhaps, they pleaded with their attackers, as they were dragged from the car saying, 'Naaah, bruvva, I'm a Muslima, innit.'? Do you think it would have mattered a damn if the savages had understood? Do you think they gave any indication that they were British to attract the attention of these filth? Do you think anything will be learned from this?Do you think the family, or their spokesman, will attempt to blame the UK government for this?

My answers are: Possibly, No, Possibly, No & Yes.

Addendum: Can these young ladies produce four witnesses?

Our 'Allies' Lionise the 'Martyr' Who Murdered US Troops.

When is Western civilisation going to get to grips with the fact that, as long as Islam continues to be any kind of influence in the decision-making processes of a group of people, then those people are going to be a danger to us & will forever be beyond the help we can can offer to raise them above the material, cultural & moral squalor in which they find themselves?

An Afghan soldier who shot two Americans who had travelled to the opposite side of the world to assist in rebuilding that country is considered a hero by the savages who they were trying to help. This, from the BBC yesterday (hat-tip to The Religion of Peace):

The Afghan 'green-on-blue' attacker seen as a hero

An Afghan border policeman who killed two US soldiers in a so-called "green-on-blue" attack in 2011 has been venerated after his death by many in his community. His family have given the BBC's Firuz Rahimi and Johannes Dell a rare insight into what motivated him to carry out the attack.

On 4 April 2011, Samaruddin opened fire on two US soldiers in the northern province of Faryab, killing them both before fleeing.

It was one of dozens of "green-on-blue" attacks in which Afghan security personnel have targeted their Western allies since 2007. More than 100 soldiers in have been killed in one of the gravest security threats to Nato in recent years.

Samaruddin was tracked down three days later.

Nato said that "in the course of conducting an operation to detain him, he was shot and killed while trying to escape from the house he was hiding in".

Diligent soldiers

Samaruddin's victims were named as 32-year-old Sergeant Scott Burgess and 26-year-old Sergeant Michael Lammerts.

They had been in Afghanistan for two months and were in Faryab to provide security at a meeting of US commanders and officials of the border police post in the provincial capital Maymana.

Colleagues have described them as diligent soldiers always ready to help fellow troops. Each left behind a wife and two children.

Samaruddin's brother Qamar remembers the day of the killing clearly. He had heard there had been a shooting at the local headquarters of the border police in the morning.

"I was worried and I called Samarrudin to find out," he says.

"He picked up after the first ring. I asked - 'do you know that someone has shot two Americans in your base'? He asked where I was. I told him that I was in the city centre. He said 'leave town, it was me'. I was shocked and I didn't believe what he was saying."

It is unusual for insider attackers to escape and to leave a record of what they have done and why, but Samaruddin managed to flee and make his way back to the family house.

His cousin Gulam recalls how he rushed home on hearing the news, finding Samaruddin emotional and confused.

"When I got close to him, he started crying. I kissed his forehead and asked him not to cry."

Especially violent

The week leading up to the shooting had seen serious unrest across Afghanistan after news emerged that members of a small church in the US had burnt a copy of the Koran.

What Gulam said next gives a clue to what may have motivated Samaruddin to act as he did.

"I said to him - 'you killed them because of your religion and be proud of it'.

"We all were very angry."

Such sentiments may be shocking to outsiders, but the family says that many of their friends and neighbours feel the same as they do.

Protests over the burning turned especially violent in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif where an angry crowd stormed a UN compound, killing several foreign workers.

The family say that Samaruddin was particularly affected by the events.

Another brother, Noor Mohammad, says Samaruddin took part in the protests and went to the mosque several times where the mullah remembers him sitting in the front row.

"The mullah said that as he [Samaruddin] heard about the Koran burning, he couldn't stop crying," Noor Mohammad recalled.

"That was on Sunday. Then later on Monday he killed the two Americans. Everyone knows that Samarrudin is a martyr. He laid down his life for his religion and the Koran."

The family say that Samaruddin stayed the night at their house before hiding in a mosque.

From there he contacted a friend to arrange a new hideout at a private house. It was there that Nato troops found him.

Shrine

Many local people seem to share the family's view of Samaruddin as a hero. The family say that thousands of people attended the burial.

"The whole river bed here was full of people," Samaruddin's uncle Nasraddin remembers. "It was unbelievable."

Samaruddin's grave in the local cemetery is covered in dark red ornamented cloth. It is framed by coloured banners with religious inscriptions, illustrations and poems dedicated to the deceased. It has become a place of pilgrimage.

His uncle says that a local mosque has even been named after his nephew, at the request of local people.

But some are concerned about the way in which a man who killed two allied soldiers could become a hero and martyr overnight.

Abdul Momen Makrit, a local cleric, says that there is no religious justification for an attack on soldiers who came to assist the country.

"They are here to serve us. We have to appreciate what they are doing for the country," he told the BBC.

"Afghans are famous for their hospitality. We can't point the gun at our guest's forehead and kill them without committing any wrongdoing or sin.

"Some people even go further and use titles such as 'martyr' and 'holy warrior'. Most of them do it without knowing the meaning of it. Islam doesn't allow us to do this."

Mr Makrit says illiteracy and ignorance have made people vulnerable to manipulation.

Likewise, Samaruddin's mother does not talk about her son having died for a greater cause. She says she tried in vain to dissuade her son, aged 19 at the time, from joining the police.

"I told him that if you don't leave your job, I will go to the border police post and kill myself," she recalls. "But he served 22 months. I brought him up with great difficulties. But in the end we lost him."

Normal upbringing

Back at the family home, visitors are greeted by a big portrait of Samaruddin, and an inscription praising him as a hero.

His brother shows a set of small posters showing Samaruddin's image superimposed over a fighter jet and next to an open Koran. On other photos he poses with rifles and on the bonnet of an army jeep.

Samaruddin lived there until the age of 10. There was nothing unusual about his childhood. His cousin Gulam remembers him as a normal child and teenager.

"He was mischievous, but never meant harm to anyone. He liked football. He didn't like school," Gulam says.

Like many Afghans, the family was displaced by the constant conflict, moving to Pakistan for a while before returning to Faryab.

Unanswered questions

Many insider attacks are blamed on Taliban infiltration or arguments between foreign and local soldiers getting out of hand. But Samaruddin's case may point to something more troubling.

US journalist Anna Badkhen researched the events and met Samaruddin's colleagues in the border police.

"I went to his supervisors and we sat in an office and drank lots of tea and smoked cigarettes," she recalls.

"Even active members of the Afghan security forces considered him a hero."

Attitudes like this, she says, actually pose much more of a serious threat to Western forces than insurgent infiltration.

Ms Badkhen says that the hatred directed towards Nato is more a case of an individual acting on their own initiative rather than organised insurgency violence.

In his eulogy at the two men's remembrance service, their commanding officer Lt Col John O'Grady spoke of disbelief over the killings among friends and colleagues.

"The questions of why and how this could happen still linger, and will perhaps forever," he wrote. "I'm not sure there will ever be a good answer."

No, there won't be a good answer as long as you keep telling yourself that Islam is sweet & fluffy & just like Christianity or Buddhism & everyone, deep down, just wants to love each other & be friends.

Two more good men have been lost, two more widows have been created & four more orphans & all because no one in authority will allow themselves to look at the doctrine of Islam & see what it says in its evil & largely incoherent texts:

Believers, take not Jews & Christians for your friends. They are but friends & protectors to each other. Koran 5:51

They are surely disbelievers who blaspheme & say: 'God is one of three in the Trinity' for there is no god except one, Allah. If they do not desist from saying this, verily a grievous penalty will befall them - the disbelievers will suffer a painful doom. Koran 5:73

Fight those who do not believe in Allah or the Last Day, who do not forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah & His Messenger, or acknowledge the Religion of Truth, People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya tribute tax in acknowledgment of our superiority & their state of subjection. Koran 9:29

This Ms Badkhen mentioned in the report has it right regarding the widespread hatred of the west among our Afghan 'allies', & the BBC's attempt at mangling her words to downplay the entrenched nature of this hatred is somewhat typical of the PC attitudes endemic in that organisation. The contradiction between one paragraph & the next stands out from the page like a tampon on a birthday cake.

You may ask how far this can go without someone in high office drawing conclusions & taking action. Well, considering Major Nidal Hasan could gun down 43 of his US comrades at Fort Hood, in Texas — killing 13 — while screaming 'Allahu Akhbar!' & the whole thing was dismissed as 'workplace violence' by the craven, PC dhimmi presently residing in the White House, I'd say, pretty damn far.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Just How Could Sweden Stoop So Low?

Sweden is deporting a number of Iranian apostates back to Iran where, in line with Islamic law, they face death. This, from Tuesday's Christian Post.

Iranian Christians Fleeing Severe Persecution Being Denied Asylum in Sweden

A number of Iranian Christians facing persecution for their faith back home have reportedly been denied asylum in Sweden, despite authorities being aware of the hardships awaiting them if they are returned to their homeland.

"The history books will say something pretty nasty about Sweden's policy in this matter in the future," Swedish immigration lawyer Gabriel Donner told CBN News.

A number of Iranian families are seeking protection in Sweden, which has been described as one of the most progressive countries in the world. However, the Swedish Immigration Board is rejecting their request despite knowing that the converts face arrest, torture and even death back home, reports have said.

"Islam teaches that every man who leaves Islam must be killed because that man is an apostate," said Reza Jabbari, one of the Iranian Christians seeking asylum.

"I thought, this should be a piece of cake. This man [Reza] has brought other Muslims to the Christian faith," expressed Cai Berger, his pastor.

Mohabat News described the stories of other Iranian Christians in a similar situation, such as Majid and Hamid Khosravi, who both converted to Christianity 10 years ago, but had to leave recently when they felt their safety was in danger.

Read on....

This is unbelievable; when one considers the extent to which the Swedish authorities & press have indulged the Islamic community in their barbarity. They habitually disguise the fact that all the gang-rapes in Sweden are committed by Muslims. They have allowed cities like Malm√∂ to become Judenfrei due to the hideous Jew-hatred intrinsic to Islam, even going to the lengths of telling the Jews to hide their identity in public & blaming the crimes of violence against Jews on Israel. 

But now, Sweden is too full, too full even to accommodate a few families facing death at the hands of one of the most savage regimes on Earth, for the crime of leaving the very religion they are so keen to appease on Swedish soil.

I think I know why things like this happen. As European civilisation advanced, that is, as Christendom transmogrified itself into the West, it has necessitated a quarrel between secularists & Christians. Those of us of an atheistic disposition have come to see Christians as the enemy, their Pope to our Galileo, & now we cannot see the real menace that Islam poses to every advance our ancestors ever made.

Certainly, resist any attempt by Christians to have creationist nonsense taught in schools or have them bring God into public debate, our society is in the process of advancing beyond any dependence on the god of the desert & we need not be apologetic to people who want to regress us. But don't throw these people to the wolves when they have come to us fleeing from Islamic savagery.

What the hell has happened to our priorities? Sweden will not live this down for a very long time to come.

Bangladesh is Sliding into the Abyss.

Previously, regarding this story:

Islamists are torching Hindu temples & homes; not really a problem. Jamaat-e-Islami has joined forces with the Bangladesh National Party & is calling for the 'purification' of Bangladesh; well, hey-ho. Members of Jamaat-e-Islami are on death row for war-crimes & god only knows what some Islamist loon is going to do to get them out; ah, well. Some bloggers are suggesting that Mohammed may have been the scum of the Earth & that all the troubles that Bangladesh is facing might, just might, have something to do with the doctrine created by this murdering paedophile; holy crap! Something must be done. This, from Emirates 24/7 yesterday (hat-tip to The Religion of Peace):

Bangladesh widens crackdown on atheist bloggers

Bangladesh has widened a crackdown on allegedly blasphemous blogs after a threat by Islamists to march to the capital demanding the prosecution of atheist bloggers, an official said Wednesday.

The telecommunications regulator ordered two leading Internet sites to remove hundreds of posts by seven bloggers whose writings it said offended Muslims, according to its assistant director Rahman Khan.

"These writings have defamed Islam and the Prophet Mohammed. The two sites -- Somewhereinblog.net and Amarblog.com -- have removed most of the posts," Khan said.

It seems that no one, no one has the brass neck to stand up to these screaming, bearded riff-raff. Why can you not just wait for these scum to congregate in Dhaka & mow them down with machine guns? It is not like Bangladesh is a civilised country &, judging by the way things are going, it never will be.

No Amount of Dhimmitude will Please the Muslims.

Barack Obama has snubbed the Israelis, paid them billions & given weapons to their jihadist brethren but still the Palestinians are not happy bunnies.

When is he, & the West in general, going to see that no Islamic society is going to be at peace until all the Jews are dead? This constant claim of victimhood is in the face of overwhelming evidence that the only free & prosperous Arabs in the middle east are the ones who live in Israel.

One of the first vox pops says, 'Through our protest, we are saying that Obama has no place among us. Obama implements the Israeli occupation policy of killing, of destroying, of Judaising the settlements, of opposing a Palestinian state & of opposing the release of the prisoners.' Well, firstly, through you protest you are saying you're a bunch of insensible savages who don't know a craven dhimmi when you see one. Secondly, the only killing & destroying in the region is done by Hamas & the hundreds of rockets they have fired into Israel. Thirdly, the Palestinian state has existed all along in the form of Jordan. Fourthly, of course they're not going to release the prisoners because the prisoners are brutal savages who will just go back to trying to kill Israeli civilians. Am I boring you?

I am always struck by the irony of Muslims painting swastikas on billboards & walls as some sort of demonstration of their victimhood by Israel. These are the people who consider the holocaust to be unfinished business.

The former PLO terrorist, Walid Shoebat, tells us that, in private, Arabs in Gaza will admit that Jordan & Egypt are responsible for their destitution. They will also admit that their lives were much better in the years when Israel occupied the Gaza strip. They keep quiet about this & play along as victims of Zionist infamy because they would rather be used as pawns by fellow Arabs than be seen to be cooperating with Jews. That's the tall & the short of it.

The Taliban Murder a Schoolteacher.

It is getting increasingly difficult for Muslims in the west to preach to us that Islam is wondrous & beautiful weft of sugary niceness when stories like this keep cropping up in the nation's press. From The Independent, yesterday (hat-tip to The Religion of Peace):

Girls' teacher killed in Taliban shooting victim 'Malala-style' attack

A teacher in Pakistan has been murdered in an attack similar to that on Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl blogger.

Shahnaz Nazli was shot dead in Shahkas, near the town of Jamrud in the Khyber tribal district, between the north-western city of Peshawar and the Afghan border.

Reports said the 41-year-old was hit in what as described as a drive-by shooting.

According to the AFP news agency, the teacher was on her way to the government girls' primary school in Shahkas when gunmen fired at her about 200 metres from the school and then fled the scene.

"The teacher was killed after unknown gunmen on a motorbike shot her and fled," said a local government official, Asmatullah Wazir.

No groups have so far claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack, though the Taliban has previously been behind numerous attacks on girls' schools and teachers. Hundreds of schools have been bombed and destroyed in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Last year, the Taliban shot and seriously wounded Malala Yousafzai, a teenager who campaigned for girls' education.

There does come a point when you do run out of words to comment upon these animals. She was a schoolteacher, she taught girls, they got a machine gun, rode up on a motorbike, shot her dead. Here are some Hadith:

'O womenfolk, you should ask for forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell.' A wise lady said: Why is it, Allah's Apostle, that women comprise the bulk of the inhabitants of Hell? The Prophet observed: 'You curse too much & are ungrateful to your spouses. You lack common sense, fail in religion & rob the wisdom of the wise.' Upon this the woman remarked: 'What is wrong with our common sense?' The Prophet replied, 'Your lack of common sense can be determined from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to one man. That is a proof.' Sahih Muslim 1:142

The Prophet said, 'Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?' The women said, 'Yes.' He said, 'This is because of the deficiency of a woman's mind.' Sahih Bukhari 3:48:826

Allah said, 'It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed. I must also make Eve stupid, although I created her intelligent.' Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world menstruate & are stupid. Tabari I:280

It has just occurred to me that if women really were as stupid as Mohammed said they were then it would not matter in the slightest how much education they received, they'd remain just as stupid, thus proving Mohammed right. These brave little men on motorcycles, however, want to prevent girls' education, clearly demonstrating that they doubt that the old paedophile was factually correct.

I may be a booze-addled kafir with a bacon-butty In one hand & an iPhone in the other but I'm calling takfir.

Another thing, is it significant that neither the BBC nor the Guardian saw fit to report this story until Gordon Brown started poxy little petition in an attempt to attain any sort of relevance that eluded him while he was Prime Minister?

Or is that just me?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Islamophobia Even Spreads to China.

Lordy, even the Chinese are joining in with this heatless & unjustifiable vilification of the poor old Muslims & the lovely, peaceful & beautiful religion they only want to give to us. Twenty jihadists have been imprisoned in Uighuristan, western China, for spreading jihadist propaganda & trying to purchase weapons to kill policemen (but remember, these are weapons of peace.) This, from Reuters (hat-tip to Jihad Watch):

China jails 20 on jihad, separatism charges in restive Xinjiang

Chinese courts have sentenced 20 people to up to life in jail on charges of separatism and plotting to carry out jihad in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, the government said on Wednesday.

The courts in Kashgar and Bayingol said the 20 - all ethnic Uighurs judging by their names - had had their "thoughts poisoned by religious extremism", and used cell phones and DVDs "to spread Muslim religious propaganda", the Xinjiang government said on its official news website (www.ts.cn).

Some of them bought weapons to kill policemen as part of their jihad and spread propaganda related to the banned East Turkestan Islamic Movement, the report said, a group which China says wages a violent campaign for a separate state.

Many Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people native to Xinjiang, chafe at Chinese controls on their religion, language and culture.

China has blamed violence in energy-rich Xinjiang - strategically located on the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Central Asia - on Islamic separatists who want to establish an independent East Turkestan.

Some Chinese officials have also blamed attacks on Muslim militants trained in Pakistan. But many rights groups say China overstates the threat to justify its tight grip on the region.

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, said the 20 were actually guilty of no more than listening to the U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia and using the internet to discuss the importance of religious and cultural freedom.

"Giving heavy sentences to Uighurs (on the excuse) of terrorism is China's special way of carrying out suppression," he said in an emailed statement.

In December, a Xinjiang court sentenced three men to death and another to life in prison for attempting to hijack an aircraft in June.

I would usually support anyone trying to free themselves from the violent oppression emanating from Beijing, like the Tibetans. Any regime that would gun-down a thousand of its own people in Tiananmen Square is not worth a scrap of loyalty from any of its citizens or the citizens of any nation captured within its empire.

I would not align myself with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), however, designated a terrorist organisation by the US, UN & EU, they have murdered Chinese civilians & attempted to hijack civil aircraft.

Palestinian terrorists & their lefty useful idiots often try to con the rest of us that they're freedom fighters. It would be easy, given the nature of the Chinese regime to mistake the ETIM as such too. Bear in mind, however, that we would simply be exchanging a secular dictatorship for an Islamic one. And then Tiananmen Square will look like a Sunday school jamboree. 

A Review of The Veiled Kingdom by Carmen bin Ladin.

'If you want to beat Osama, you've got to start by listening to Carmen' says Barbara Ehrenreich in the New York Times. This is quoted on the front cover while: 'A terrifying insight into the psychology of Al-Qaeda' from The Times is to be found on the back. Both of these quotations are thoroughly overblown & prima facie examples of review inflation, that symbiotic mechanism by which newspapers get publicity by having their most unctuous reviews quoted on the covers of the very books that they have just, so precariously, elevated.

That said, Veiled Kingdom is not entirely without merit being, as it is, a slightly opportunistic memoir of the years La Bin Ladin spent as the sister-in-law of the late, lamented Ossy. Some interesting observations vis-à-vis life in an Islamic society are offered here.

Firstly is the unremitting & mind-numbing tedium of life as woman in Saudi Arabia. As is already widely known in the West women in Islam are not allowed to leave the house without a male relative & in SA require written permission to travel outside their hometown. Thus they are restricted to sitting around all day drinking tea & gossiping about this & that – kids' schooling, husbands' jobs, etc – all day, every day. As the Evening Standard has it on the back cover: 'Western readers will be shocked at descriptions of a country where women are often – in Carmen's words – reduced to "no more than house pets"'

What Western readers will be rather more shocked by is the fact that this phenomenon is not confined to Saudi Arabia, it is Ummah-wide. It is here, in our midst, in Stepney, Sparkbrook & Stockport. In my undergraduate days I was friends with a number of British-born Pakistani girls who told me that this is what they are forced to endure when they go back home. It is something of a wonder that they were able to leave home in the first place. One friend even spontaneously broke down at an end-of-year party at the prospect of living like this again.

Perhaps I exaggerate the UK situation: women in SA are known to suffer bone density problems from lack of exercise & sunlight. They suffer from depression, loneliness & hypochondria & have been known to have torrid same-sex affairs with each other just as in prison. In fact, the enforced segregation distorts normal behaviour to such an extent that I have gleaned from a separate source that a western man can be walking down the street & feel a slip of paper with a phone number on it being pushed into his hand & see a woman in full get-up gliding away like a dalek.

Another jewel we can take away from this memoir is the observation that no matter how liberal a Saudi man may appear in early adulthood – drinking, dancing, womanising – there is no way of telling whether he will turn into a swivel-eyed Islamic loon in later years & impose Shari'ah on his own family. The author mentions this more than once. She makes a special note that Ossy wasn't like this (although the only instance of her actually coming face-to-face with him is when she answered the door without her daft veil & he recoils like a vampire offered garlic.)

Again, what goes for Saudis also goes for Muslims in general & this reminds me of our own dear Anjem, partying as he did during his student days in Portsmouth then turning into the rabid, obsessive wing nut we know & love.

This is not the profound revelation to the world that various hacks claim it to be but it is an agreeable read that does take you into the Saudi &, by extension, the devoutly Muslim family.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Putative Ottomans Losing their Nerve with the Wannabe Abbasids.

Distraught as we all were at Benjamin Natanyahu's apology for the IDF's killing of nine IHH terrorists in the Gaza flotilla, there are wheels turning within other wheels in the jockeying for the position of head of the Caliphate which, perhaps, made this a cleverer move than the abject prostration that Avigdor Liberman thinks it was. This came from The Times of Israel on Sunday:

The unmentioned factor behind Turkey's turn toward Israel

On Friday, seated beside President Barack Obama and speaking from a trailer at the airport, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at last mouthed the word "apology" when speaking to his Turkish counterpart, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite the limpness of the language that followed – some distance from his initial demands – accepted the apology and agreed to normalize ties.

Why now, nearly three years after Israeli naval commandos boarded a Turkish ship in the small hours of the night and, greeted with violence and fearing their lives were in danger, opened fire and killed nine Turkish nationals? Why now, some 18 months after the UN report on the raid was released and Erdogan expelled the Israeli ambassador from Ankara?

The most immediate reason, the one most comfortable for all to discuss, is Syria.

The country is falling apart and its neighbors to the north and southwest have a shared interest in preventing chaos next door.

"The possibility that Israel and Turkey will put together a joint military task force to prevent the spread of chemical weapons within Syria is one that cannot be ruled out," Yaakov Amidror, Israel's national security adviser, told Army Radio Sunday.

He said such a possibility was still far off but that, as Syria disintegrated, and as Islamist elements seized control of key territories, it was in Israel's advantage to ensure that Turkey not exercise its veto against Israeli cooperation with NATO. "As soon as the relationship with Turkey is restored, it will lose its desire to harm Israel's ties with NATO," Amidror said earlier to Channel 2 News.

Turkey's own regional aspirations and those of Erdogan were also a factor.

On a personal level, Erdogan needs stability. His term in office ends in 2014 and the constitution, in its current form, bars him from running for re-election. He seeks to amend the law to create a presidential regime with extended power.

"Erdogan wants something like the (Hugo) Chavez model," said Dr. Ely Karmon, a senior research fellow at Herzliya's International Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

That aspiration, Karmon said, was what sparked talks with the PKK, a Kurdish organization whose jailed leader, Abdullah Ocalan, called for a historic ceasefire last week. And it was one of the reasons why Erdogan accepted an offer from Israel that has been on the table for some time: "He wants quiet."

On the international level, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's doctrine of neo-Ottomanism has run into the wall. Hoping to ride the wave of anti-Israel sentiment to supremacy in the Arab world, Erdogan found that his comments equating Zionism with fascism earned a stern rebuke from Secretary of State John Kerry and little traction in the turbulent Arab world. Despite Turkey's championing of Hamas, it had no hand in brokering the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in November. The Egyptians, in the driver's seat, did not even let Erdogan visit the Gaza Strip.

Jordan's King Abdullah is apparently also not a fan of the neo-Ottoman agenda. He recently told The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg that Erdogan views democracy as a bus ride. "Once I get to my stop, I’m getting off," the Hashemite king quoted Erdogan as saying.

Economically, too,Turkey has every reason to mend its ties with Israel. Bilateral trade between the two countries reached $4 billion in 2011, with a clear export surplus for Turkey. That fact, combined with the sanctions against Iran, the Stratfor intelligence group wrote in 2012, means that Turkey can't afford to turn its back on Israel – one of the few growing economies in the region and the only stable state other than Turkey itself.

But above and beyond those considerations lies Iran.

Barely mentioned, but unarguable, is the fact that Turkey plays a pivotal role in Israel's air defenses against the Islamic Republic. A NATO radar base in eastern Turkey, established in 2011 and manned by US soldiers, can relay critical intelligence back to Israel. "They (the Turks) have always claimed that Israel is not part of the system" said Karmon, "but the Arrow, Israel's defense against Iranian Shahab 3 missiles, is reliant on it."

Turkey's main opposition leader amplified this statement in November.  Sniping at Erdogan and his wrathful rhetoric against Israel, Kemal Kilicdaroglu noted that if Erdogan truly sought to extract a price from the Jewish state, he would suspend the radar activity in Kurecik.

"Why was the radar station in Kurecik [in the eastern province of Malatya] established? It's because of Israel’s security," Hurriyet Daily News quoted Kilicdaroglu saying. "Mr. Erdogan, you are appealing to the Arab League and United Nations to take action for Gaza: Then do it yourself and be an example to the world."

For Israel that sort of measure would have grave implications. Tellingly, Erdogan, for all his relentless criticism of Israel, never took it.

Why not? Because Sunni Islamic Turkey does not want to see neighboring Shiite Iran armed with the bomb. It wants to lead the Middle East, not have the ayatollahs doing so.

Turkey may be riding the democracy bus to a dictatorship. It may be advocating for a pale shade of Islamism. But when forced to take sides, between reviled Israel, the US and the West on one hand, and an Iranian Shiite bomb on the other, Ankara seems to have made its choice.

With some prodding from Washington, and a bit of a climbdown from Jerusalem, Erdogan took a reluctant step in the direction of Obama and his new "friend Bibi."

While I'm sure Erdogan — being the horrible little Islamist puke he is — will exact his pound of propaganda from Netanyahu's chest, he won't draw the blood that, perhaps, Mr Liberman & sundry observers of Islamic savagery fear he will.

Another positive thing to take from this is Turkey's fear of an Iran with nukes & the likelihood of them being used on Turkey. We have nukes. 

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Ugly Turn of Events for Topless Femenist.

Only on Wednesday I wrote about a 19-year-old Tunisian woman, Amina, who very publicly joined the Ukrainian activist group, Femen, by posting a topless photo of herself. The original tone of that entry was rather facetious, poking fun at the beardy savage imam who wanted her stoned to death & posting the offending picture. Events, however, have now taken a sinister turn with her parents committing her to a psychiatric institution. This, from The Atlantic on Friday:

Tunisian Woman Sent to a Psychiatric Hospital for Posting Topless Photos on Facebook

Amina, a 19-year-old Tunisian aspirant to the radical, Ukraine-born feminist group Femen has been delivered by her parents to a psychiatric hospital in Tunis, according to reports received by Femen leader Inna Shevchenko in Paris. Amina (her last name is unknown) had posted topless photos of herself on the Femen web page she created for the group in Tunisia several weeks ago. One photo shows her topless, smoking a cigarette, with "My Body is My Own and Not the Source of Anyone's Honor" scrawled in Arabic across her chest. Another shows her raising her middle fingers to the camera, with "Fuck Your Morals," written on her torso. The site was subsequently hacked and temporarily plastered with citations from the Quran.

The head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Tunisia, Almi Adel, a Salafi Islamic preacher, has called for Amina to be "stoned to death" for posting the images. He warned that Amina's action could cause "epidemics and disasters" and "could be contagious and give ideas to other women." Media reports say Tunisian secular law would punish her with up to two years in prison.

"Amina and I were in contact by phone until four days ago, when she disappeared," Shevchenko told me from Paris in a Skype interview on Friday afternoon. "Her phone went dead and her Facebook page was removed, which also meant I lost all my correspondence with her. I can't get hold of her." Since late February, she and Amina had been discussing Femen's ideology and the inauguration of a branch of the movement in Tunisia.

Shevchenko was also alerted to a video in which Amina's aunt declared that the aspiring Femen member "is now with her family. She had decided to kill herself and so posted nude pictures of herself online," which Shevchenko characterized as "a typical way of reacting to a woman's demand to be free--they say she's gone crazy or is being too emotional."

Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins, author of the 2006 bestseller The God Delusion, has taken up her cause and is calling for a day of action in support of Amina. Twitter is ablaze with reaction to the events (check out #Amina) and a petition has been posted online demanding that those who threaten Amina's life face the courts.

Femen itself issued a statement calling on women to "Fight for their freedom against religious atrocities" and to "Use your body as a poster for the slogans of freedom. Bare breasts against Islamism."

Amina's disappearance follows her appearance on the popular Tunisian television talk show, Labes, on March 16. With her face blurred, apparently to protect her identity, she explains her decision to join Femen.

I asked Shevchenko what she planned to do in response to Amina's detetion. "The only question for us is," she replied, "when are we in Femen going to Tunisia?"

This Almi Adel is clearly a frothing psychotic who should be committed himself, but that's what Islam does to you.

This brings to mind the Soviet era habit of confining dissidents inside psychiatric hell-holes, with no other intention than intimidating the general populace. God only knows what Amina is going through right this minute, the prospect of psychiatric detention in the civilised world is frightening enough but in an Islamic dust-bucket such as Tunisia the prospects are truly terrifying.

For me, the most sinister thing about this whole affair is the auntie lying to the press about suicide. These primitive, linear-minded savages are not subtle, you can almost hear the cogs grinding inside this hijabed harridan's head as she plants the idea that Amina could well come over all dead very soon.  

My usual habit, when pontificating on any story even tangentially connected with Femen is to shove in a good few photos of the protesters themselves, in a thinly-veiled excuse to show pictures of topless women. I don't feel like it's appropriate right now.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

What on Earth is Going on in Texas Schools?

It hasn't been long since Texas schoolchildren were undergoing indoctrination, being told to refer to terrorists as freedom fighters & dress in burkas. Now, they're being told that 9/11 was America's fault & being marked down in tests if they don't agree. This came from KRISTV yesterday:

9-11 Quiz Stirs Controversy in Flour Bluff ISD

CORPUS CHRISTI -- Many parents check their children's school work to make sure they're getting good grades, but how often to you check the content of those lessons? One mother of a child in Flour Bluff ISD says when she did, she was shocked that lesson taught her son to blame the United States for the 9/11 attacks.

Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may be a target for terrorism. Her son chose the correct answer - 'decisions we made in the United States that negatively impact people elsewhere.'

"I'm not going to justify radical terrorists by saying we did anything to deserve that, over 3,000 people died," Sands said. She contacted her son's principal and teacher, both met with her and contacted the video's distributor, Safari Montage.

Representatives say they stand behind the video, but have already changed the corresponding quiz that may have caused confusion.

Sands tells us the quiz opened her eyes to the content in lessons taught at the school. Her biggest concern is curriculum called CSCOPE.

Click here to read Flour Bluff ISD's response to the parent's concerns: 9/11 Curriculum, CSCOPE Curriculum

One worksheet on the Bill of Rights names food and medicine as rights, not personal responsibility. "He got marked wrong, because it is, it is our responsibility for shelter, its our responsibility for food for medicine, its not the government's responsibility," Sand said.

Flour Bluff officials say Sands is the only parent to complain about the test specifically, but her post on facebook now has 1,662 likes.

Several parents plan to meet next week and Sands says school board members Shirley Thornton and Wade Chapman have requested the concerns be brought up in the next school board meeting. The agenda for the March 28th meeting is not yet posted to confirm the item.

Sands says parents need to get involved.

"When I teach my children that you have to work hard and you have to earn a living and they go to school and learn something different I absolutely take issue with that," Sands said.

Mrs Sands's FaceBook entry on the subject can be viewed here.

This is adding up to an orchestrated campaign of indoctrination on the part of persons unknown ensconced within the education system of that state. I'm glad there are people looking into the matter. But consider this, we're further along this conveyor belt of islamisation & our public discourse is more fraught with self-censorship, so instead of asking what on Earth is going on in Texas, we may very well ask what on Earth is going on here?

Friday, 22 March 2013

Jamaat-e-Islami Squirming on the Hook.

Previously, regarding this story:

In order to deflect attention away from itself over the recent pogroms against Hindu & Christian minorities since the sentencing to death of their top banana, for the atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladeshi war of independence, Jamaat-e-Islami issued a statement last Wednesday. This, from their website:

Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Maqbul Ahmad has been issued the following statement on the recent attacks on minorities.

"A certain quarter of the Government backed by a section of the press has been campaigning against Jamaat-e-Islami alleging that the party has been involved in the recent attack on minorities. This is a political vendetta and is wholly untrue. Jamaat-e-Islami denies any involvement whatsoever in the attacks. Jamaat-e-Islami has in the past condemned all such attacks and it continues to condemn these heinous deeds.

Jamaat-e-Islami calls for immediate appointment of an independent judicial commission to probe into the attacks. Jamaat will co-operate with such a commission sincerely to reveal the truth as well as in the rehabilitation of the victims. Jamaat-e-Islami will also co-operate with the law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice.

If in an independent and impartial investigation finds any member of Jamaat to be associated with the attacks, Jamaat-e-Islami would undertake measures to provide full and immediate compensation to the victims."

Pull the other one. Let us get this straight, one of Jamaat-e-Islami's top leaders gets sentenced to death for singling out religious minorities for murderous violence in 1971, thousands of Islamists go on the rampage as a result, targeting religious minorities for murderous violence. Its supporters call for a 'pure' state all the while & all this has nothing – not one thing, d'you hear – with Jamaat-e-Islami. Do they take us for idiots?

Well, yes. They do. As it says in the Koran:

The unbelievers are like beasts which, call out to them as one may, can hear nothing but a shout & a cry. Deaf, dumb, & blind, they understand nothing. 2:172

O People of the Book! There has come to you Our Apostle, revealing to you much that you used to hide in your Scripture, suppressing & passing over much. There has come to you from Allah a light & a clear Book. 5:15

We have appointed nineteen angels to be the wardens of the Hell Fire. We made a stumbling-block for those who disbelieve & We have fixed their number as a trial for unbelievers in order that the People of the Book may arrive with certainty, & that no doubts may be left for the People of the Book, those in whose hearts is a disease. 74:31

They think that unbeliever are just insensate, ignorant fools, stumbling around in the dark while they, Muslims, can see clearly & lie in our faces & expect to be believed. What's more, as long as we cling to this Political correctness bilge, they're right.

In Conversation with Umm Nidal.

Maryam Mohammed Yousif Farhat became something of a celebrity in March 2002 when she was filmed advising her 17-year-old son, Mohammed, about his upcoming attack upon a school full of Jews in the in the Gaza Strip. He managed to murder five & injure 23 before being shot himself.

Upon hearing that her son was dead she shouted the prayer of fear: 'Allahu Akhbar!' & handed out sweets to passers-by. In February of the next year, her eldest son, Nidal, was assassinated by Mossad. In 2005, a third son, Rawad, was delivering a Qassam rocket when the Israeli air force bombed his vehicle.

She became a popular figure in the Gaza Strip, earning the sobriquet 'Umm Nidal' or 'mother of Nidal' & stood as a Hamas candidate in the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections. Her pronouncements became meat & drink to every swivel-eyed savage roving round that God-forsaken place, thirsting for the blood of Jews.

In the video embedded on the right she explains how killing civilians is absolutely necessary. Even when pressed as to whether she could possibly make the distinction between a soldier & a civilian she simply says she is following Islamic law.

Just imagine saying, in the west, that Islamic law allowed the murder of civilians. The PC brigade, the multi-culti hippies & every other stripe of muesli-muncher would be up in arms calling whoever said such a nasty & islamophobic thing that they're wrong – wrong d'you hear – & that Islam is a religion of peace, you nasty bigot.

Yet, here is Umm Nidal, telling us that all Jews are fair game, telling us that all of 'Palestine' must be 'liberated' from the Jordan to the Mediterranean. So much for a negotiated settlement.

Maryam died on 17th instant. Were there a Hell, you would have to wonder what the three sons she sent there would be saying to her now.