Friday, October 24, 2014

Farage: Leftists More Outraged by UKIP Calypso Than Child Rape

 
By Oliver Lane 

Nigel Farage has has claimed the leftie-commentariat has shown more condemnation for the “bit of fun” parody calypso about UKIP, than the systematic rape of young children in the north of England by Pakistani gangs. Citing the special punishment saved for UKIP by some, Farage insisted Mike Read wouldn’t have had any trouble with the song had he released it under any other context, and compared it to other, uncontroversial albums that involved white men singing in a ‘black’ style such as 10CC’s Dreadlock Holiday. Farage accused his detractors of “screaming blue murder”.
Speaking on London's LBC radio, Mr. Farage said: “We’ve had more condemnation and outrage from left-wing commentators about Mike Read’s calypso than we’ve had over the grooming and rape of thousands of young girls in the north of England. It shows, I think, a very twisted set of priorities”.
Commenting on the self-censoring tendency of contemporary British society and Nick Clegg’s remark that the song would not appeal to people who were “generous hearted and diverse”, Farage seemed bullish and warned against people taking satire too seriously. Farage told listeners: “No doubt if we took Mr. Clegg's arguments to their logical extension, we’d ban every impressionist, we’d get rid of every cartoon, every satire, because everything we ever say or do could cause offence to someone… I honestly do not believe that calypso song of Mike’s caused offence, I think it was confected outrage”.
Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso was originally performed privately at the UKIP conference as "a bit of fun", but Read, who is a well known and popular disk jockey whom previously fronted British pop-music show Top of the Pops, decided to release the single for charity. The record was released on Monday, but the parody was quickly jumped upon by some, who variously labelled it “racist” and “atrocious”. Shocked at the strength of feeling about his novelty record, Read withdrew it from sale on Wednesday.
The systematic rape of children in Northern English towns by mostly Muslim Pakistani men has over the past couple of months become a by-word for the apparent failure of multiculturalism in the UK. The failures of social services and police in Rotherham over the rape of 1,400 young girls has been called a “national scandal”, but some including Mr. Farage have accused many figures on the left of being conspicuously silent over the matter.
Listen to a clip from Mike Reed’s UKIP Calypso:

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Eight More Good Reasons to Loathe and Despise 9/11 Truther Russell Brand


By James Delingpole 

Russell Brand - soap-dodger, lech, former husband of the infinitely more talented Katy Perry - is the most irritating person on earth. This much we knew. But I don't think any of us realised just HOW irritating till his most recent appearance on BBC Newsnight last night in which, besides revealing himself to be a 9/11 Truther, he also emerged as a preening, ignorant, manipulative bully with disturbing communist and Islamist tendencies. If you haven't watched the segment yet then don't. Really, don't. I've done it for you and the horror will haunt me for weeks.
1. Russell Brand is a 9/11 truther.
Asked by interviewer Evan Davis about the suggestion in his new book Revolution that the destruction of the Twin Towers looked like "controlled explosion", Brand became characteristically evasive.
Davis: "Do you think that the Twin Towers were destroyed by agents of the American government?"
Brand: "You can read the book in whatever manner you would like to."
Pressed by Davis, Brand then went on:
"I think it is interesting at this time when we have so little trust in our political figures, where ordinary people have so little trust in their media, we have to remain open-minded to any kind of possibility."
2. Brand is an Islamist shill
Davis: "Most people would argue that it is ridiculous to suggest that anyone other than Al Qaeda destroyed that building."
Brand: "What I do think is very interesting is the relationship that the Bush family have had for a long time with the Bin Laden family. What I do think is very interesting is the way that even the BBC report the events in Ottawa to subtly build an anti-Islamic narrative. I think that’s very interesting.”
3. Brand can't see a stick without grabbing the wrong end
In a rant on energy, Brand describes a Britain in which "energy companies are subsidised by taxes while renewable energy is ignored."
Er, Russell, renewable energy is the energy form most heavily subsidised by taxes - and precisely because, far from being ignored, it is being incentivised by government regulation.
4. Brand is all mouth and no trousers
A "Pope is Catholic" point, I know. But it really was quite extraordinary the lengths to which Brand went to avoid discussing something he had written in his book and which was then quoted by Davis: "Let's kill General Motors. Let's take it back from the shareholders, scribble out the name and the logo and let's use its resources for something more valuable."
If Brand is prepared to type this tripe and then benefit from it financially as herds of Occupy-style idiots rush to buy his book, why is he so unwilling to justify his position?
5. Economics to Brand is like garlic to a vampire.
Davis gently pointed out one of the flaws in Brand's 'argument' on General Motors.
"Do you know who owns it?" he asked. "The United Autoworkers' Union owns a chunk; the Canadian government owns a chunk..."
Brand's response was akin to Damien's in Omen II when his parents try to take him into a church.
And if you thought that was bad, you should have seen how Brand reacted when Davis tried to show him a graph.
"I ain't got time for a bloody graph", he said.
6. Brand is a demagogue in the tradition of Alex Salmond, Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara.
Never mind the fine details, just keep repeating the slogans, keep intoning the boo words and the mob will love you for it.
Brand: "Evan are you seriously telling me that corporations like Monsanto and Pfizer..." (turns sidewise to appeal to imaginary audience of approving listeners: Brand uses this technique A LOT) "...are operating on behalf of us ordinary people."
Davis never said this. He never even implied it. But this doesn't bother Brand. What matters is that he can slip in the names of companies he knows his target audience hate.
Warming to his theme, he subsequently attacks "corporations like Vodafone, Amazon, Google that don't pay their taxes."
This, as Brand knows, is Occupy gold.
7. Brand is an unconscionable bully
Has he done NLP or do these techniques come naturally to him? Certainly, Brand seemed to spend most of his (mightily generous) 15 minutes of BBC airtime trying to find new ways to intimidate and dominate and belittle the unfailingly polite and almost superhumanly patient Davis.
His techniques included:
Stroking (gay) Davis's leg and pawing his hand to make him uncomfortable ["You're much more tactile than that Jeremy [Paxman] Geezer. He hated it when I touched his leg"]
Leaning back in his chair and opening his legs to flaunt his crotch, like some alpha male baboon showing everyone who is boss.
Snide little putdowns, like "I don't know wevver it's affected the people you hang out wiv, Evan, where you drink..."
Fist shaking and finger-wagging in Davis's face.
Constant interruptions: "You're a big cheese. Sharpen up!"
Near-total refusal to respond to any of Davis's questions straightforwardly and honestly.
Passive-aggressive feigned victimhood: "Now Evan I hope you're not gonna use this opportunity for you, an Oxford-educated economist, to come on the TV and be rude to me, an autodidact and a self-educated man, for simply trying to suggest there might be an alternative to corporate hegemony."
8. Brand is nowhere near as articulate as he thinks he is
An "autodidact" is a "self-educated man", you grandiloquent twonk.
And the "g" in "hegemony" is hard.
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Copenhagen Art Gallery Forced to Cancel 'Racist' Exhibition After Owner Receives Death Threats

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By Donna Rachel Edmunds 

A Copenhagen gallery has withdrawn from exhibition a number of artworks by controversial Swedish artist Dan Park, after the gallery owner received death threats against himself and his family. The exhibition, which had been organised by the Danish Free Press Society, is to be moved to another gallery in the city, the location of which has not yet been revealed, according to The Local. Dan Park gained notoriety in August of this year when he was sentenced to six months in jail for his artwork and ordered to pay 60,000 krona (£5,400) in damages to four people depicted within his work. The collage style images include black people with a noose around their necks, and Roma community leaders next to text suggesting that they condone crime. Another piece depicts Hitler along with the text “Not only n****** have dreams”.
Park defended the images as satire and invoked his right to freedom of speech, but the Swedish court disagreed, finding him guilty of defamation and inciting hatred against ethnic groups. The court also ordered nine of his pieces, which had been exhibited in Malmo, to be destroyed, and handed the owner of the gallery a 7,500 krona (£656) fine. Since then, a debate has raged in Denmark around his conviction, and a number of exhibitions of his work in Copenhagen have been planned.
Most recently the Danish Free Press Society have been attempting to publically display the nine artworks that led to Park’s conviction. They had found a home for the exhibition at the gallery of Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth, but he has now withdrawn from the event following death threats, which come just one week after his gallery was vandalised.
Von Hornsleth wrote to the Free Press Society, saying “I unfortunately need to withdraw from the Dan Park exhibition due to death threats that concern myself and my family.
“One thing is to have my gallery smashed up last week, but after receiving a series of direct death threats I must now admit that this is no longer about art but rather has become a serious political and societal issue. I am very shocked and find it deeply regrettable to have to cave in to threats of violence.”
The Society’s chairman, Katrine Winkel Holm released a statement on the matter, saying “I didn’t realise that freedom of expression is so weak in Denmark that one must endure death threats just because they are prepared to host a peaceful and informative exhibition.
“It would be a colossal defeat for the freedom of speech if violent criminals are able to stop the show. We can’t allow that, so we look forward to giving everyone the opportunity to see Dan Park’s forbidden pictures.”
This is the second time that a planned exhibition of Park’s artwork has been cancelled in recent months. In September, Danish radio station Radio24syv announced a “happening” at which 31 of his artworks, including the nine set to be destroyed, were to be exhibited in another Copenhagen gallery. However, the plans came under heavy fire from various commentators, forcing the radio station to drop the idea.
“We found it interesting that a long line of well-known Danish debaters threw themselves into the debate on the necessity of displaying pieces without having seen them. But given the recent debate about our initiative, we must unfortunately conclude that the exhibition cannot go forward,” Radio24syv wrote in a press release.
When Radio24syv dropped its plans, the Free Press Society took up the baton. “It was a very important case that Radio24syv brought up and it is all too important to drop now. Dan Park is still in jail and there are still only a few people who are able to see the art that put him behind bars. We want to change that,” said Winkel Holm at the time.
At the time of his arrest, Park told The Local “Was I surprised to be charged? Yes and no. I think it is a waste of tax payers' money mainly. It wasn't a big deal. And no one should be able to tell me what kind of art I can create.
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NY Hatchet Jihad, Nothing to Do With Islam….

NYC hatchet jihadi: “Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!”
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Thanks to TT:

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PETER KING: NYC AX ATTACKER WAS RADICAL MUSLIM WITH TERRORIST ISLAMIC LEANINGS
How come we know so much after the fact when beforehand its all about “profiling?”
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Obama, the Virtuoso Manager  by 
Why criticism of the president’s “incompetence” is wrong.

UNPROVOKED, SILENT… FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC ‘MUSLIM WARRIOR’

The return of the classical assassin:
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Primitive and stupid:
Canadian rock star Torquil Campbell blames “fascist” PM Harper for Ottawa jihad attack
Torquil Campbell should move south to El Ay. He would fit right in with Kristen Stewart and Neil Young and all the other star-studded idiots. In any case, this is how the Left thinks: with an unconscious colonialist paternalism, they assume that Muslims could never be acting for reasons of their own. They are merely […]
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EU Really Trying to Help UKIP Win

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By Daniel Greenfield 

Just as the Eurocrats were thrilling at a poll which showed that supporting for the UK staying in the EU was at 56 to 44, the EU had to overplay its hand.
David Cameron is fighting to stop Britain being forced to pay an extra £1.7billion to the European Union due to the success of the British economy.
The Prime Minister was ambushed with a demand from the European Commission for the extra cash because Britain’s economy has performed better than other economies in Europe since 1995.
The bill is due on 1 December and Mr Cameron is particularly enraged because Brussels accountants are also preparing to give France back £790million as its economy performed less well than Britain’s.
That’s what happens when you live in a welfare state. Success is punished. Failure is rewarded. There’s no point in austerity or saving money because it will just be taken away from you.
That’s the larger message.
“It’s not acceptable to just change the fees for previous years and demand them back at a moment’s notice,” a Downing Street spokesman told the Financial Times.
A senior EU source told the Daily Telegraph that the scope for a legal challenge was non-existent.
“This at the commission’s discretion. It is automatic, there is nothing Britain can do about it,” said the official.
That’s what happens when you’re part of an illegal totalitarian superstate run by corrupt thieving bureaucrats that aren’t subject to democracy and the rule of law. You can’t do anything about it except leave.
The European Parliament’s demand for extra cash means the Treasury will have to find an extra £680million from taxpayers to pay Britain’s EU membership bill next year.
Now maybe the Telegraph can explain again how the public must be reminded that anyone who supports UKIP is an unhinged fascist neanderthal.
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UK: The Rochdale Cab Firm Offering 'White Only' Drivers is Just Responding to Demand

 
By Alexandra Swann 

Who would have thought that taxis would become the vector for much of the biggest issues facing modern politics? Migration, globalism, societal breakdown, identity… sexual abuse is just one of them. We see the skirmishes between London Hackney Cabs and relative newcomers Uber and Addison Lee echo old battlegrounds between trusted tradition and free market innovation, unionised bodies vs Tory donors.   Now taxis are at the forefront of the clashes between race and localism, political correctness versus genuinely felt fear. In Devon, a taxi driver lost her license for displaying the English flag and declaring herself “local”, while up North taxi firms are starting to provide drivers of a certain race on request.
The humble hackney carriage is becoming a multi-faceted metaphor for the confusions evoked by the world in which we live and finds itself at the centre of the debate of what it means to be “local” in modern Britain.
This week a Rochdale cab firm admitted providing “local” – read white – drivers on request, triggering a great deal of teeth gnashing from the usual suspects, namely local Labour MP Simon Danczuk.  Stephen Campbell, manager of Car 2000, 60 percent of whose drivers are Asian, admitted that, since the child abuse scandal that rocked the borough, there had been an increase in requests for white drivers by white residents. 
As a businessman with business loans, a mortgage and the rest to pay, Mr Campbell has understandably taken these requests on board and allowed the customer to “discriminate” against his drivers. Unsurprisingly, amidst the outrage, what has rarely been noted is that many within the Asian community have for a long time asked for an Asian driver. 
Neither has it been made quite clear enough that the drivers are not given the choice to discriminate against their prospective passengers or that, all else being equal, Asian drivers are probably quite happy to not be driving customers who would rather their driver be white anyway.
As with everything, context is key. These requests are not born of irrational prejudice but as a product of real fears in the fall-out of a monumental sex trafficking scandal that has hit the area and the national headlines hard.  Asian grooming gangs, overwhelmingly Pakistani Muslim men, targeted young girls, almost all of whom were white. Two taxi drivers were among nine men jailed for their involvement.
Of course people are scared; of course parents worry for their children and of course real-held fears should be allowed to trump a national feeling of distaste at political correctness falling to the wayside.  Everyone knows that your average Asian taxi driver in Rochdale is highly unlikely to be a sex offender, just as women know that if they walk on their own in the dark at night they are statistically unlikely to be harmed, despite what their fathers may tell them, but I for one avoid doing so for peace of mind. What do we live for, if not to feel safe while going about our lives?
A couple of taxi firms catering for the irrational yet understandable preferences of their customers will not lead to the breakdown of society into segregated racial groups wary of involvement with each other. Cover-ups in the name of political correctness just might. Neither does this practice pave the way for service industries to discriminate at will. 
Google is littered with examples of taxi drivers receiving fines for discriminating against potential customers on the grounds of disability, and rightly so. The point is that there it is the driver, the one supplying the service, or not as the case may be, making arbitrary discriminations. In the case of the Rochdale taxis it is the consumer requesting a service that they believe would better suit them.
When compared to that sad case of a Christian couple receiving criminal records for refusing bed and board to a gay couple, the difference here is akin to the couple themselves choosing in the future to visit a different B&B, one in which they would feel happier, safer, more welcome. It’s far from ideal that either scenario exists but such is this world in which we live.
Taxis are a service industry; this is a consumer-led move. Some taxi firms only employ female drivers, just as some gyms only cater for women. We do not bat an eyelid at this and we can understand why the demand exists, just as, even if some might not like to admit it, we can understand why some people in Rochdale feel safer, in the wake of this horrific scandal, in the company of a white taxi driver. 
It isn't pretty but it's a symptom of modern Britain, one for which the British Labour party has so very much to answer for. Taxis are carrying the weight of modern politics but, in this highly context-driven situation, born largely of bad politics, they must not become a sacrificial lamb to the howls of establishment unease.
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UK: Migrant Squatters Take Over 101-Year-Old's House While She Is In Hospital

By Andre Walker 

 A group of squatters took over a 101-year-old woman's home whilst she was in hospital recovering from a stroke. Megan Wilkinson's family only discovered the house had been taken over when they sent an estate agent around because they planned to rent it out to make her some extra cash for medical bills. The agents visited the £225,000 house on 3rd October only to find it full of duvets, old clothes and bags of rubbish. The house also smelt very strongly of smoke, and a large group of immigrants were living there.
The family quickly called the police but were told it was a civil matter and Mrs Wilkinson would have to pay £4,000 for a trespass order. They then called their local MP, Stewart Jackson who accused the police of "a lack of common sense".
He said: "I was very concerned that the police were inferring that they couldn't take any action and that it was a civil matter. What we have seen here is a lack of common sense from the police and a lack of urgency.
"I have made my opinions very clear to the police. Police should be careful about setting a precedence that they are a soft touch. Sometimes the police are too worried about being politically correct." Jackson also plans to complain to Peterborough Council about immigrant families being prioritised for housing over locals.
Mrs Wilkinson's daughter Ann told the Daily Express: "It is believed the squatters got into the house as decorators did it up and managed to steal a set of house keys. There were about 14 people but only four said they were renting and 10 were visiting."
She also said that her mother had lived in the house for 65 years but has now been partially paralysed by the stroke. She requires 24 hour care and the rent would have been used to buy in extra nursing care.
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UK: Tory By-Election Candidate Is An Anti-Israeli Activist


By Andre Walker 

The Conservative candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election is an anti-Israeli activist, according to a report in the Jewish Chronicle. Kelly Tolhurst, who was selected to run for the seat in an open primary, has regularly taken to Twitter demanding a boycott of the country and to support Gaza. Cllr Tolhurst posted a series of messages criticising the actions of the Israeli Defence Force in Gaza. She also retweeted messages from the "Free Gaza Movement" and demanded shoppers refuse to buy products from companies such as SodaStream and Ahava.
Her other campaigning activities includes signing a petition demanding the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister send an RAF hospital ship to the coast of Gaza. She then said she was disappointed that her own party leadership abstained in the vote on statehood for Gaza at the United Nations.
Tolhurst's comments are in sharp contrast with the Conservative Party, who asked their MPs to stay away from a vote in parliament to recognise Palestine. The vote was not binding on the government but when it passed it was widely seen as a sign that attitudes towards Israel were starting to change.
David Cameron has consistently opposed any boycotts of Israel. In March he told the Knesset: "To those who… want to boycott Israel I have a clear message. Britain opposes boycotts."
He also told Israeli politicians in Jerusalem: "Let me say to you very clearly: with me, you have a British Prime Minister whose belief in Israel is unbreakable and whose commitment to Israel’s security will always be rock solid.
"Delegitimising the state of Israel is wrong. It’s abhorrent. And together we will defeat it."
News of Cllr Tolhurst's views will come as a further headache to the Conservatives, who are now widely expected to lose the by-election on 20th November. As reported on Breitbart London yesterday UKIP are currently polling 13 percent ahead of the David Cameron's party.
The by-election was called because Mark Reckless MP followed the lead of Douglas Carswell MP by defecting to UKIP and resigning from the Commons. Reckless is the UKIP candidate and forced the election as he wanted to ask the voters if they approved of his defection.
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We Must Defeat the Poisonous Ideology of Islamism

By Fernando Menendez 

Immediately following the attack on Canada’s Parliament many media pundits began referring to the terrorist attacker as “misguided.” Some pondered whether the convert to radical Islam, Michael Sehaf-Bibeau, was somehow a “madman,” a “lunatic” or a “nut job.” What this betrays is a profound misunderstanding of the struggle being waged against free Western societies and an underestimation of what must be fought. The media then began a psychoanalytical study of the underlying motivations of the attacker and his ilk.  Almost within twenty-four hours, “terrorism experts” became psychologists and sociologists deconstructing the deleterious social environment in search of a justification for the jihadists.
One thing that current public opinion makers don’t talk about is ideology.  Political ideologies, of which political Islam is a subset, consist of a set of principles for establishing and maintaining a social system.  Ideologies are programs of long-range action that unify and coordinate a variety of methods and means in achieving their ultimate objective.
Political Islam, as distinct from the religious practices of tens of millions of Muslims, is predicated on the idea that individuals have no rights and that the state, Islamic or otherwise, has unlimited power over every aspect of an individual’s life.  We see this in the brutal force used throughout the Middle East by a host of regimes unified by their rejection of individual rights to life, liberty or private personal happiness.  Sharia Law is applied by a select group claiming the right to interpret and execute it without the fundamental dignity accorded to a human being in a civilized society.
Political Islam has many branches.  Most striking is the variety now being demonstrated by the so-called Islamic State as it machine guns and beheads captives, and crucifies Christians and other “infidels.” While in the Islamic State of Iran, with its unstoppable march to a nuclear weapon, religious minorities are persecuted and the ranting of messianic theocrats directs domestic, foreign and military policy.  Even among “more moderate” states we have the rejection of women’s rights, the public execution of homosexuals and alleged adulterers, and a religious police to guard against the slightest expressions of individual difference.
The most extremist elements seek to revert to an earlier time, just as the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia drove millions into the countryside to starvation while the leaders “re-constructed” society.  The “moderates” combine pre-Enlightenment thinking with computers and cell phones manufactured abroad.  But what ties them together is the rejection of individual rights.  Terrorism is but a method to achieve the ultimate goal of a totalitarian society.
It is this ideology that attracts the current batch of jihadists.  In Western societies, where the philosophical and political underpinnings of our own fundamental ideologies have long been undermined by nihilism and relativism, it is not surprising to find individuals attracted by a sense of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, no matter how distorted.  While in Islamic societies, where the lack of individual rights and economic stagnation coincide, the political ideologists appeal to those looking to return to the Golden Age of Islamic civilization, despite historical distortions.
The challenge is to counter the ideologies of totalitarian, political Islam.  There is a tradition of enlightened Islam and it is there that the challenge must be articulated.  Nevertheless, Western civilization and free societies must also take responsibility for the defense of our own ideological origins, our values and our own morality of human freedom and justice, which as a consequence builds prosperous and generous societies.
Once we understand what motivates the young jihadists we will be in a better position to take on their thinking and their actions.  Far from being misguided, these killing machines are guided by their ideology like missiles to their targets.
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Ottawa Attack: Contrasting the Mothers of Terrorists

By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn  

The mother of the Muslim terrorists who attacked Canada’s parliament building on October 22 says she is weeping for her son’s victims, not for her son. What a contrast with the mothers of Palestinian terrorists who murder Israelis.

Mrs. Susan Bibeau, the mother of Canadian terrorist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, told the Associated Press on October 23: “If I’m crying it’s for the people, not for my son…I am mad at my son.”

If only Palestinian mothers felt the same way! Instead, they have the jihad mentality, too.

Last year (on Jan. 27, 2013), the Facebook page of Fatah, the movement headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, posted a feature about the mother of 23-year-old Wafa Idris, the first female Palestinian suicide bomber. She murdered one Israeli, and wounded over 100, by blowing herself up in a Jerusalem supermarket in 2002. The posting quoted Wafa’s mother as saying “She is a hero…My daughter is a Martyr (Shahida).” 

The Fatah page added: “Wafa’s mother said that she is proud of her daughter, and hopes that more girls will follow in her footsteps.”

More recently, in an interview with Israel Television on June 29, the mother of one of the Hamas terrorists involved in the kidnap-murders of three Israeli teenagers said: “If they [the Israelis] accuse him of this [the kidnapping], and if it is a true accusation, I will be proud of him until Judgment Day. If the accusation that he did it is true…My boys are all righteous, pious and pure. The goal of my children is the triumph of Islam.”  

Of course, that is not to say that no Palestinian mothers have any regrets about their children carrying out suicide bombing. But those regrets are not always the kind one would hope for. For example, on June 6, 2004,  PA Television broadcast these remarks by the mother of a 15-year-old who died during a suicide attack: “It was sad and joyous what happened to him, meaning, he always liked the Shahada (Martyrdom). All children at his age do. He always cared for me. I would have preferred that one of his other brothers would have attained Shahada instead of him, because he was the joy of my life.”
(All translations courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch.)

How can one explain the stark contrast between the Canadian mother and the Palestinian mother? It’s not really so complicated. Different cultures have different values. Canadian culture promotes Judeo-Christian values — democracy, equal rights, respect for minorities, non-violence.

By contrast, Palestinian society is dominated by a “culture of Jihad,” Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said this week.  On his Facebook Page, Ya’alon wrote that the latest Palestinian terrorist attacks are “clearly the outcome of those in the Palestinian Authority who educate the younger generation to hate Jews and expel them from their homeland.” He added: “The Palestinian Authority does not, and never did, have a culture of peace, but rather a culture of incitement and jihad against Jews. It starts with Abbas’s lying statements against Israel from the UN podium, continues with persistent Palestinian attempts to delegitimize us in the international arena and ends with incitement in the Palestinian education system. These are the harsh consequences.”
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Belgium: Maccabi Brussels football club getting police protection

Newspaper La Capitale reports that police are stepping up protection measures towards Maccabi football club.  Since the killings at the Brussels Jewish Museum the club, which has 400 members, is under permanent protection.

All community buildings (synagogues, nurseries, schools, nursing homes etc) are provided with security measures.

Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reported that anti-Semitism in Europe is increasing and that children in Brussels must hide their Jewishness.

Via: Belgium stand with Israel (Facebook) /  antisemitism-europe

Britain to Crack Down on Muslim Brotherhood



By P. David Hornik 

Britain’s The Telegraph reports that Britain is aiming to take serious measures against the Muslim Brotherhood. The situation contrasts notably with the one in the U.S., where—among much else—the Obama administration has cut back ties with the current, geopolitically moderate Egyptian government because—backed by the most massive popular protest in world history—it came to power by overthrowing a Muslim Brotherhood regime that the administration favored.
As The Telegraph describes it:
Downing Street is to order a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and a network of Islamist groups accused of fuelling extremism in Britain and across the Arab world. 
[Prime Minister] David Cameron launched an inquiry into the Brotherhood earlier this year, prompted by concerns it was stoking an Islamist ideology that had encouraged British jihadists to fight in Syria and Iraq.
Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), is an adviser to the inquiry and “is reported to have described [the Brotherhood] as ‘at heart a terrorist organization.’”
The Telegraph adds that:
A senior source close to the inquiry said its report—compiled but not yet published—had identified “an incredibly complex web” of up to 60 organisations in Britain, including charities, think tanks and even television channels, with links to the Muslim Brotherhood, which will all now come under scrutiny. 
The inquiry, aided by the security services, has also investigated its network abroad. One expert said that the Brotherhood was now operating from three major bases—London, Istanbul and Doha, the capital of Qatar. 
That the Brotherhood operates out of Turkey and Qatar is, of course, not news to politically sentient people in the Middle East, who are well aware of the Turkey-Qatar-Brotherhood-Hamas axis.
As for what Britain plans to do about its domestic Brotherhood terror base:
The Government crackdown will stop short of outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood but action is expected to include: 
Þ Investigations into charities that are effectively “fronts” for the  Brotherhood; 
Þ Inquiries into funding of the organisation and links to jihadi groups abroad; 
Þ Banning clerics linked to the group from countries such as Qatar and Turkey from coming to Britain for rallies and conferences.
In other words, the British government has come around to viewing the Brotherhood the way it is viewed in the U.S. by people who are considered Islamophobic and bigoted for raising such issues.
Politically incorrect U.S. conservatives have for years been calling attention to the role of Brotherhood-linked officials in the administration, the stealth jihad practiced by Brotherhood front organizations, the domestic Brotherhood’s ties to foreign terror, and the Obama administration’s very problematic sympathy and support for the Brotherhood.
As Andrew McCarthy, writing in 2012, described the situation back then:
  •  The State Department has an emissary in Egypt who trains operatives of the Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations in democracy procedures. We’re helping them get elected. 
  •  The State Department announced that the Obama administration would be “satisfied” with the election of a Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government in Egypt….
  •  On a just-completed trip to Egypt, Secretary Clinton pressured the ruling military junta to hand over power to the newly elected parliament, which is dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, and to the newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, who is a top Brotherhood official.
Last month on Breitbart Katie Gorka noted that: 
On June 13, 2012, five members of Congress called for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood influence operations in the Obama administration. The five members—Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)—were widely criticized for doing so, even by their own Republican leadership, including John McCain (R-AZ), John Boehner (R-OH), and Mike Rogers (R-MI).   
Meanwhile, Gorka points out, it is none other than the New York Times that has published a major exposé of foreign governments’ influence-buying at U.S. think tanks—focusing especially on Brotherhood-patron Qatar’s large donations to the Brookings Institution and other centers. The Times observed that these think tanks “push…United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors’ priorities….”
Gorka also recalls the Justice Department’s “sweeping review” in 2011 of
all counter-terrorism trainers and materials used throughout federal law enforcement and every branch of the military.  Hundreds of training slides were reviewed by an anonymous panel of reviewers. Many trainers were forbidden from future training and material that used terms like “jihad,” “Islamic terrorism,” or “Islamist violence….”   
The general purge of “incorrect” terminology led famously, of course, to the administration’s dubbing the 2009 Fort Hood massacre as “workplace violence.”
The administration’s ongoing affinity for the Brotherhood camp was well evident this summer during the Gaza War when Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that Israel negotiate a ceasefire with Hamas under Turkey’s and Qatar’s auspices. Israel’s (along with Egypt’s) refusal to do so was one of the factors that led the administration to embargo all arms to Israel for days.
That Britain has come to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist, jihadist nature is encouraging news. It can be hoped that, by 2016, a U.S. administration will—unlike the present one—be able to as well.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

US: Man Attacks NYPD Officers with Hatchet Unprovoked

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By Kerry Picket

A Facebook page of man who gruesomely attacked New York police officers with a hatchet Thursday features a profile photo of a heavily-armed man and an image of Islamic prayers, although officials have not confirmed links to extremist documents or jihadi groups at this time. NBC News, citing law enforcement sources, reported the Facebook page belongs to Zale Thompson, a 32-year-old resident of Queens. The report describes the profile picture of his Facebook page as appearing to be "a Muslim warrior."
Thompson allegedly attacked four recent graduates of the NYPD Police academy unprovoked with a hatchet on Thursday, leaving one officer in critical condition. A law enforcement source says the officer is now out of out of surgery but in intensive care.
NBC reported Thompson allegedly assaulted the officers at 2 p.m. when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture. According to Police Commisioner Bill Bratton, the hatchet-wielding perpetrator assaulted the group from behind – “unprovoked and not speaking a word.”
“This matter has not officially been deemed an act of terrorism as the initial investigation is still ongoing and details are being developed,” the FBI said in a statement Thursday evening, NBC New York reports.
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Head of 'Berlin Protest' to Return to Israel

In a surprising move, the leader of what has become known as the “Berlin Protest” or the “Milky Protest” announced on Thursday that he will be shutting down his Facebook page and returning to Israel.
Naor Narkis, who launched the Facebook page exposing the lower cost of living in Berlin and encouraged young Israelis to move there, explained his sudden decision in the fact that he had succeeded in his mission - to bring to the forefront the problem of the high cost of living in Israel.
“In 24 hours, at exactly 22:54 Berlin time, this page will be shut down,” wrote Narkis, who originally chose to remain anonymous and only agreed to reveal his identity several to the press several days ago.
“Over the past 30 days, this page sounded the voice of ​​a lot of Israelis. The anonymity that characterized the majority of its existence allowed me to be the voice of many. It allowed to bring out all the problems that neither the media nor the politicians wanted to talk about the last three years.
“This page has shown that if you want to change something enough, all you need is a pair of eyes and to say out loud what you think,” wrote Narkis. “That you can do anything. Contact the German Chancellor, wake up the Israeli government, be sent to the Government of Spain, travel continents, compare, review, argue, be angry, be hurt. And that our greatest enemy is our indifference to the outside reality.
“Personally, I have decided I need a period of quiet. I did not open this page for the publicity and, in fact, I gave up my anonymity as soon as I was exposed, almost with no other choice. But it's not just about me, this is the story of our country. The way I see it, anyone who feels Israel is important to him, has two options. Move abroad, or change it.
“As for me? In the coming month I will return to Israel. My experience here really affected me. I am not interested in making promises or in pretending that I can bring change, but I hope that all of us together can...I have full confidence that we Israelis have the energies and intensities so that people can have it much better in Israel. Now the ball is in your court. Decide who you are going to pass it to,” concluded Narkis.
The Facebook campaign urging frugal Israelis to emigrate claims that at least 9,300 Israelis have expressed a desire to flee to Europe over the past several weeks.
However, an official tally indicates that emigration appears to be at the lowest rates in recent history, with liberal estimates stating that just 15,000-18,000 Israelis are living in Germany today.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) criticized the Berlin movement earlier this month, saying, “There have always been post-Zionists and anti-Zionists; these people are anti-Zionists." The same day, Lapid pledged to lower prices so as to prevent the economic draw bringing Israelis to Berlin.
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Anti-Israel Mob Harasses Israeli Food Vendors at Paris Trade Fair (VIDEO)

By Dave Bender

Several dozen anti-Israel activists harassed and intimidated Israeli food industry vendors taking part in this week’s SIAL food trade expo in Paris, Israel’s Ch. 2 News reported Thursday.
At one point, at least 10 protesters, masquerading as businessmen, broke into the “Priniv” exhibition, waving Palestinian flags, and shouting insults at the presenters at the Israeli Export Institute pavilion.
Protesters held signs and chanted, “No trade with apartheid,” “Boycott Israeli apartheid,” and “Gaza, Gaza, We won’t forget!”
“It’s sad to see such hatred towards Israelis,” Priniv CEO Ido Yaniv said in comment.
Israeli security guards at the pavilion immediately alerted their French counterparts, and the demonstration was forcefully dispersed, after protesters refused to disperse peacefully.
“You always see the demonstrations on television, but suddenly you are in the very center of the fire,” Yaniv said of the incident.
“It’s frightening and sad at the same time to see how hatred is also reflected on issues not related to politics. It’s sad to see young people have no real knowledge, political and historical, and exhibit anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel and Israelis,” Yaniv said.
“While the exhibitors were upset at the protest, they showed restraint and continued to market their wares to the international audience, in spite of our enemies,” Yaniv said.
The annual high-profile event, held in the suburb of Villepinte, hosts more than 6,300 exhibitors and 150,000 high-profile visitors, according to organizers.
Although the demonstration did not last long, it caused concern among Israeli exhibitors, especially since there were violent clashes between protesters and security guards who tried to disperse the demonstration.
“Beyond the direct attempt to scare us as Israeli marketers abroad, the protesters also directly tried to scare the traders and local business owners to not buy and do business with the Israeli distributors,” Yaniv said.
Rampant anti-Semitism in Europe, especially after Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, caused Priniv, as well as other companies, significant economic damage.
In Priniv’s case, the kibbutz firm had almost closed negotiations on a deal with a major distributor in Sweden.
But just before the final signing, which would have netted the firm a million shekels annually, “the distributor requested that the raw material be sent to Holland, and fill the bottles there, so there would be no direct connection to Israel,” Yaniv explained.
“We, as a patriotic company, of course did not agree, and so the transaction blew up.”
In addition, and in parallel, two major distributors in Belgium and France sought to minimize on the drink labels that the product is made ​​in a factory in Israel.
But, despite the setback for Priniv, the international boycott movement, while noisy and annoying at a popular level and in the media, is not particularly effective in deterring Israeli commerce or artistic and cultural activities abroad.
Watch a video of the altercation at the SIAL Trade Fair: algemeiner

Associated Press Assailed for Headline ‘Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem’ Following Infant’s Death in Terror Attack

By Ben Cohen
AP's original headline as displayed by a Lebanese newspaper, which cites "Occupied Jerusalem" as the location of the terror attack story. Image: The Daily Star.

The Associated Press news agency is under fire for a headline it ran yesterday following the terrorist attack in Jerusalem which injured several people and claimed the life of a three month-old baby, U.S. citizen Chaya Zissel Braun.
In its first report of the attack, AP ran the headline: “Israeli police shoot man in east Jerusalem.” As Jonah Goldberg pointed out at the National Review, AP then “changed [the headline] to ‘Car slams into east Jerusalem train station.’ Finally, after widespread outrage on social media, they changed it to ‘Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station.’”
However, the first iteration of the story remains online, for example at the website of the Lebanese daily newspaper The Daily Star. In addition to the offending headline, which makes no mention of the terrorist attack, the words “Occupied Jerusalem” appear as the location of the story.
“There’s absolutely no excuse for AP’s choice of headline, which was in use for nearly an hour, even while it was clear that the story was about a car being driven into Israeli civilians and causing serious injuries,” Gilead Ini, Senior Research Analyst with media monitoring organization CAMERA, told The Algemeiner. “By conveying that the most important element of the story was Israel’s use of force in reaction to an apparent terror attack, and not the attack itself, AP’s headline embodied the worst tendencies in distorted coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
Ini, who wrote about the AP story on CAMERA’s blog, added: “The wire service eventually did the right thing by changing the headline, but one hopes they acknowledge and address the failure that led to this situation.”
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, declared that  “someone at the AP needs to come forward and take responsibility for what they did.” Interviewed by The Algemeiner, Cooper said of the headline: “This was an editorial decision not necessarily made by the reporter on the ground. Is AP suggesting that the Israeli police routinely shoot people at the site of traffic accidents? Why wasn’t there even a suggestion that the shooting was related to a terrorist attack? This not only shows poor judgement, but also potentially bias.”
The AP headline met with an angry response on Twitter. Among the agency’s many critics was Jerusalem-based journalist Matthew Kalman, who stated sarcastically, “Kudos to AP for clear take on Wednesday’s hit-and-run driver who killed a baby, injured 8.”
AP’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has consistently attracted accusations of bias from Jewish groups. Earlier this month, Richard Behar, a leading contributor to Forbes magazine, slammed the agency for using statistics supplied by Hamas as the basis for its claim that the “vast majority” of Palestinians killed in the recent war in Gaza were civilians.
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Dutch Mayor Compares Muslims Joining ISIS to Post WWII Jews


Lured by local mosques and the Internet, by visions of warriors and victory dancing in their heads, thousands of European Muslims have left the safety of their homes in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and elsewhere to join the Syrian jihad.  Concern about the security threat they may pose on their return has gripped European leaders for some time; now, they are starting to focus on ways of stopping Muslim would-be jihadists from traveling to Syria at all.
But not everyone seems to think it's such a good idea: Pieter Broertjes, mayor of the Dutch city of Hilversum, for instance, thinks they should be allowed to go. "They're adults," he said in a radio interview Thursday. "Dutch went to Israel after World War II to fight the British, and we didn't try to stop them." (The reference is to the Palestinian territories, which was under British rule until 1948.)
Let's get this straight. Muslims who seek to join terrorist groups, killing innocent men, women and children in some of the most gruesome, inhuman acts of violence imaginable, are just like the Jews who escaped Europe after World War II?
What makes Broertjes' statement particularly shocking is that it comes just two months after a remark by another member of his party, the PvdA, or Labor Party, described IS on Twitter as a "Zionist plot."
The issue in the Broertjes interview was the proposal, raised in numerous European countries, to confiscate (or annul) the passports of anyone suspected of planning to travel to Syria – a suggestion Broertjes finds excessive. Earlier this year, a known Dutch Muslim radical, then living in Hilversum, left for Syria with his wife and children, escaping the notice of local officials – including the mayor's office.
Broertjes remark led to an online uproar, with Esther Voet, the director of the country's largest Jewish rights organization, CIDI, offering on Twitter to give him history lessons. In response, someone calling himself TweetBassam snapped, "Pieter was right, #ISIS and zionists are both terrorists, f***you cidi and you cu*t, Esther."
Broertjes has not responded to any of the criticism. Instead, a PvdA spokesperson apologized on his behalf, calling the remark "un-thought-out" and "unfortunate."
He has not offered to resign.

Pope Receives Munich Soccer Team after They Clobber Roma

 
By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. 

Pope Francis received the FC Bayern Munich sports club in a private meeting Wednesday, in which he congratulated them for having “played a wonderful game” against Roma the night before, handing the Italian team a 7-1 rout. The team gave Pope Francis a signed soccer ball and jersey — complete with “Franziskus” and the number 1 across the back. The Pope then presented each member of the delegation with a small crucifix on a chain.
CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge told the Pope that the German club would donate one million euros for Pope Francis to use “to help people in need wherever they are in the world and regardless of their faith.”
Francis admitted his “surprise” at the victory margin over Roma, and also told the team he had been in Mexico to see Rummenigge play in the 1986 World Cup final.
“It was inspiring for us all,” Munich player Philipp Lahm said after the audience, “we’re delighted we had the chance to experience this.” Another player, David Alaba, said he was “unbelievably impressed” and spoke of “one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
Francis is himself a great soccer aficionado, and for years has rooted faithfully for his home team of San Lorenzo de Almagro in Buenos Aires.
Last May, on the eve of the World Cup, Pope Francis had a similar meeting with Italian soccer players, in which he reminded them of their “great responsibility” to give a positive example.
“You are at the center of the attention,” the Pope said, “and so many of your fans are young or very young. Keep that in mind, remembering that your way of behaving affects others, for better or for worse.”
Francis believes in the importance of sports for society and for the education of the young. “Sport,” he has said, “has a strong educational value for the growth of the person: personal growth, in the harmony of body and spirit, and social growth in solidarity, loyalty and respect.”
“Let’s hope that soccer always serves to develop this potential!” he said.
Last month Pope Francis met with other soccer players, including the Argentine legend Diego Maradona, just prior to their “interreligious match for peace” at Rome’s Olympic stadium.
After a long embrace, Maradona exclaimed: “I am so excited to have hugged the Pope, to feel like a true Argentinian, and to have come back to the Church after having been away for so long.”
“This Pope is truly human and a real champion,” Maradona said.
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Indian man in Bombay brutally murdered by Muslim gang for protesting their assault of women

Four men allegedly entered the home of Shiv Sena leader Ramesh Jadhav, and stabbed him; locals say he would speak up against the gang, who molested women
In a chilling reminder of the Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes murders, a local Shiv Sena leader from Malad was stabbed to death with sharp weapons in his own home, allegedly after he protested and spoke up against four goons who would regularly molest women in the area.
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Ramesh Jadhav

The Sena man died on the spot. A case has been registered with Dindoshi police. According to the police, the deceased, Ramesh Jadhav, owned an imitation jewellery business and was a resident of Gangaram Chawl at Kot Dongri, Malad (East).
Police said one of the accused was identified as Gullu Ali Sajida, the father of the 15-year-old boy who slashed his friend’s neck in an English-medium school based in Malad, in July. The other two were identified as Yusuf Sajida and Sohil Ansari, and one is yet to be identified.


Local sources said Jadhav used to resist and act against the accused, who allegedly molested the women in the area. Anil Alkunte, another local Sena leader, said, “The accused would always molest girls in our area and Jadhav would fight against these acts and put up a resistance. He was killed for this.”
According to the police, the incident occurred yesterday around 6 pm when Jadhav was alone at home. The four accused forcibly entered Jadhav’s house and attacked him with sharp weapons. They fled from the spot thereafter. All the four are absconding after the incident.
In October 2011, two young men, Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes, had been killed after they put up a fight against goons who had made indecent gestures against one of their female friends outside an Andheri restaurant.
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UK: Home Secretary Claims Too Many Ethnic Minorities Get Tasered

 
By Andre Walker 

The Home Secretary has claimed too many ethnic minorities get tasered by British Police, and more “transparency” is needed. Theresa May has now ordered a review after it was revealed half of those who the police have used it on are non-white. She wants to see full records taken of everyone who is tasered so that policy-makers can assess if any particular group is being unfairly targeted. A Home Office spokesman told the Guardian: "Just as with stop and search, we need to bring proper accountability to these powers – including information that exposes how certain ethnic groups are affected."
But the Police are unhappy about the extra paperwork involved. John Tully, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: "It strikes me that it’s a duplication of some work that is already carried out on arrest, for example.
"It's another outrageous waste of time. This is yet another move by the government to impose restrictions upon the police service to the detriment of officers' ability to serve the public."
Statistics show that tasers were drawn, aimed or fired 10,488 times in the year to the end of June, a 13 percent rise on the previous year.
The reason for the high number of uses against ethnic minorities is unclear however the Home Office has not accused the police of deliberate racism.
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The Terror Threat of Weaponized Muslims

By Thomas Lifson 

Two terror attacks in Canada this week by recent converts to Islam have exposed the clear and present danger created by the violent rhetoric of the Koran.  Credit Prime Minister Harper for having the guts to use the T-word while President Obama’s team continues to pretend that Muslim fanatics shouting jihadist rhetoric and shooting or beheading innocents are “workplace violence.”
But there are some uncomfortable conclusions to be drawn from the terror acts committed by Martin Couture-Rouleau, a recent convert to Islam who ran over one soldier and injured another, and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who, it is reported, returned to the Islamic faith of his father. The Toronto Globe and Mail reports:
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. The two were divorced in 1999. (snip)
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau grew up in Eastern Canada, including Ottawa and Montreal, and had spent time in Libya before moving to Western Canada to become a miner and labourer, according to friend Dave Bathurst.
Mr. Bathurst said he met Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau in a Burnaby, B.C., mosque about three years ago. He said his friend did not at first appear to have extremist views or inclinations toward violence – but at times exhibited a disturbing side.
“We were having a conversation in a kitchen, and I don’t know how he worded it: He said the devil is after him,” Mr. Bathurst said in an interview. He said his friend frequently talked about the presence of Shaytan in the world – an Arabic term for devils and demons. “I think he must have been mentally ill.”
Mr. Bathurst last saw Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau praying in a Vancouver-area mosque six weeks ago. He spoke of wanting to go to the Middle East soon.
“He wanted to go back to Libya and study,” Mr. Bathurst said. He urged his friend to make sure study was on his mind and “not something else.”
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau insisted he was only going abroad with the intent of learning about Islam and to study Arabic.
Both Canadian men, along with Major Hasan, appear to be mentally disturbed, or at least anti-social. The problem is that Islamic scripture provides justification and encouragement for violence enacted against kufrs, people who do not subscribe to Islamic doctrine.
Yes, most Muslims do not act on these exhortations. But the problem is that angry, anti-social, and mentally disturbed individuals can seize on these doctrines and act on them. ISIS is currently encouraging such actions, and they have ample support from Islamic theology in doing so.
Those are facts. They are uncomfortable for multiculturalists, but they are also a clear and present danger. Islam is different from all the world’s other major religions. We need to recognize that and treat Islam differently when it comes to immigration and especially proselytization in prisons, one of the major sources of Muslim converts in the United States. Is that religious discrimination? Yes. But the Constitution is not a suicide pact, in the words of Justice Jackson.
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Radical Islamic cleric declares British law is invalid...in Britain

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Radical cleric Anjem Choudary sparked fury today by declaring he 'doesn't accept' that British law is valid in the UK. The 46-year-old hate preacher made the extraordinary statement when asked if jihadist fighters returning from Syria should have their passports confiscated and be charged under anti-terror laws. Choudary blasted: "I don't accept British law. If you have a law, you need to apply it universally. These laws are only being applied against Muslims. "This [anti-terror legislation] is purely being hyped-up to support the bombing campaign that is taking place in Iraq and Syria." He also spoke of his support for Islamic State (ISIS) and claimed a ban on jihadists returning to Britain would 'alienate' the Muslim community. He added: "If these guys have actually not committed any crime in England, then why are we stopping them returning? "I think it's a very ill thought-out policy, I don't think it will work. "I think it will disenfranchise the Muslim community here, I think it would be a cause of further radicalisation in this country." Choudary has always denied that he has incited or glorified acts of terrorism.His comments, which were immediately condemned as 'dangerous' by anti-extremist organisations, came in an Express Debate with Douglas Murray, Associate Director at the Henry Jackson Society. A visibly angry Mr Murray, who has profiled Mr Choudary for this website: "Don't pose as the defender of citizens in Syria and Iraq when the thing you would wish to impose on those people is the most barbaric and authoritarian form of government the world has ever have seen. "The bombing campaign is taking place to try and stop people in those countries being dictated to by Mr Choudary's friends in ISIS. "The first victims, in both of these countries, are Muslims. "They're Muslims of the kind that these people, in this 'perfect Islamic State' think can legitimately be killed. But they are Muslims."Choudary once claimed that the 9/11 bombers were 'magnificent' people 'carrying out their Islamic responsibility'. Last year he also stated that murdered British soldier Lee Rigby will "burn in hellfire" because he wasn't a Muslim. And in a recent interview Choudary described ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi as "the caliph of all Muslims and the prince of the believers". Anti-extremist campaigner Nick Lowles of the Hope Not Hate charity said: "For over a year, since our own extensive investigations into Anjem Choudary and his disciples, we've been saying that more must be done to curb this hate-supporting and recruiting organisation."
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UKIP Candidate 'Bruised and Kicked' by Man in Hove

By Nick Hallett 

A UKIP candidate was shoved and kicked after trying to stop a man vandalising her political stall in Brighton and Hove. Linda Reid, who is a UKIP city council candidate, said that the incident happened as she and her team were packing up their stall on George Street on Saturday afternoon when a man attacked them. She told the Brighton and Hove Argus: "We were packing up near Greggs and I just saw this guy rip into the table and kick it into the air.
"I naturally ran towards him shouting at him to stop. In the struggle, he tried to march off with our boards and barge past me. I was behind him and I think he was trying to put his foot through the board.
"I was bruised, kicked and shoved about in the scuffle. It all happened because I confronted him. At the time I was running with adrenalin but I was really shocked afterwards.
"It all happened very quickly. Quite what the guy’s intentions were I don’t know – he didn’t speak throughout the whole incident."
The city of Brighton and Hove has in recent years become a centre for radical left-wing politics. In 2010, the seat of Brighton Pavilion became the first in Britain to elect an MP from the Green Party, and the following year the party took control of the city council in local elections.
Ms Reid said that this is not the first time UKIP campaigners have been intimidated in the city. "We might be standing with one of our ethnic or gay candidates and we’ll still be called racists and every obscenity under the sun. Particularly in Brighton, with its hard left-leaning, it’s difficult to overcome the perception.
"It’s always in the more affluent, metropolitan Labour and Green-supporting areas where we get the really unpleasant receptions. People will come out of their houses and start shouting abuse at us. Even as a woman, you really feel it could get physical.
"We get a much better reception in places like Hangleton and Portslade."
UKIP currently has no seats on Brighton and Hove City Council, although it does have 10 on neighbouring West Sussex County Council and seven in East Sussex.
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UK: Equalities Watchdog to Investigate Cab Firm that Offered 'White Only' Drivers

By Oliver Lane 

A Rochdale mini-cab business owner who admitted some of his customers show a preference for white drivers after a local child-sex scandal involving predominantly Pakistani men, is being investigated by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The comments of Car 2000 owner Stephen Campbell were reported in the British press yesterday as he discussed the difficulties he had after taking over Eagle cabs, the business that had been at the heart of the scandal. After two of Eagle’s drivers were imprisoned for trafficking and exploiting children for sex, customers began asking for specifically “local”, or white British drivers, with up to sixty requests a week.
As Campbell told The Guardian: “I have responded to demand, and I have to try and make a living. I have nothing against any race and choose to employ many Asian drivers. As far as I am concerned, the drivers are not my employees”.
That this is an arrangement Campbell, his customers, and his licensing authority in Greater Manchester were all happy with has clearly ruffled feathers among some, as Britain’s equality watchdog has decided to step in and investigate. The EHRC, which has offices in London and Manchester are concerned by insisting the customer is always right, Campbell and Car 2000 are discriminating against their employees, and contravening Section 83 of the Equality Act.
A spokesman for the EHRC told Breitbart London they only became aware of the purported discrimination in this case after reading about it in the Guardian newspaper yesterday, and have now launched an investigation. A spokesman said “While the law doesn’t prevent individual customers making requests, it is unlawful for an employer to treat an employee less favourably because of the colour of their skin”.
It appears that rather than investigating whether Campbell was right or not to accept his customers’ requests, the legality of his actions, and therefore prospect of prosecution will depend on a narrow interpretation of the law. If Car 2000’s drivers are self employed, as Campbell says they are, there may be no case to answer. However “equality legislation covers employees and self-employed people in different ways”, and if they transpire to be directly employed the commissions formidable enforcement powers could be brought to bear on the small business.
In either case, this investigation appears to be showing how a non-departmental governmental body, the equality commission can make a businessman carry the can for the consumer choices made by his customers.
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Canadian Jihadist’s mother is chairperson of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board….

If True, This One Takes the Cake
Could it be true that at the time shots were ringing out in Ottawa, the RCMP and local cops were taking a class in “multiculturalism and outreach”?
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Michael Z-B: Jihadi, Son of a Jihadi?
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 He’s being called “a recent convert” to Islam, but it seems that, pre-conversion,  jihad wasn’t exactly a foreign concept to him:
Zehaf-Bibeau grew up in Ottawa and Montreal, and had spent time in Libya before moving to Western Canada to become a miner and laborer, said [his friend, Dave] Bathurst, who met the gunman in a Vancouver-area mosque about three years ago.
Bathurst said Zehaf-Bibeau told him six weeks ago at a British Columbia mosque thathe wanted to go to Libya to study Islam and Arabic. But reports from Canada say  Zehaf-Bibeau was blocked from traveling by government officials who have been monitoring extremists to prevent them from joining the Islamic State.
Had Zehaf-Bibeau taken his apparent jihad plans abroad, he would have been following in the footsteps of his father, believed to be Belgasem Zahef, who was quoted by the Washington Times in 2011, speaking from the Libya, where he had travelled to join the rebellion against Col. Moammar Qaddafi.
The “rebellion”: That would be the one conducted by the jihadis.

Like father, like son, no?
Update: Z-B’s mother, Susan Bibeau, is “the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.”
You know, the body that lets lots and lots of refugees from Islamic lands into the country?
I wonder if that’s how Belgasem Zahef–she divorced him in 1999–got in.
Commenting on the Bibeau-Zahef union, Daniel Greenfield writes:
The irony of that marriage is obvious. And its product is the story of the death of the West.

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