Sunday, November 30, 2014

15 Dead, 14 Wounded In Islamist Terrorist Attack Using Explosives, Knives In Xinjiang, China


Not a Zionist in site for thousands of miles.

And yet, for some reason, Muslims are still killing people in China.

From Yahoo:
Fifteen people have been killed and 14 others wounded in a “terrorist attack” in China’s mostly Muslim Xinjiang region, the official Chinese news agency said Saturday. 
A group of “terrorists” launched an attack on civilians Friday in Shache county, leaving four people dead and 14 wounded. Eleven “terrorists” were also shot dead during the violence, according to CCTV, China’s state broadcaster. 
Chinese state news agency Xinhua confirmed the death toll, citing a statement from local authorities. 
At around 1.30pm (0530 GMT) on Friday men armed with knives threw explosive devices and attacked crowds on commercial street, Xinhua reported. 
Eleven of the attackers were killed by police who were patrolling in the area. Explosives, knives and axes were seized at the scene.

HANDS UP, DON'T TELL THE TRUTH: CNN Discovers Mike Brown Autopsy Expert Is Not a Professor or a Doctor

Shawn Parcells - the forensic pathologist hired my the lawyers representing the riot-inciting Brown family in Ferguson - does not have a medical degree, or any specific certification in forensic pathology. And yet, CNN has been quoting this man as an expert for months on end, given credence to the idea that Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown while he was in a hands up position.

Not true.

This has been freely available information for months now. Anyone not obsessed with racial hate-mongeriing has been aware of this information.

And yet CNN never seemed to have learned the truth.

Perhaps CNN didn't want to know the truth.

Perhaps CNN avoided the truth all this time, because racial hate-mongering is good for ratings.

Yeah, you think?

This week CNN finally discovered that Parcells is not a professor, he’s not a doctor, and he’s not qualified to work unassisted on autopsies either.
Parcells doesn’t claim to have any specific license or certification to do the work he does. He knows how to do autopsies from “on-the-job training,” watching pathologists and assisting them at various morgues, he said. Sometimes he’s been paid for this work and sometimes he wasn’t, he added.
“To take out organs and to cut open a body, you don’t need to be a pathologist,” he said. “Come to an autopsy. I think when you see what I do, you’ll realize that I’m not just making this stuff up out of blue, thin air.”
He certainly sounded knowledgeable and authoritative on August 18 when he presented the findings of the Michael Brown autopsy to a nationally televised news conference.
Baden, who conducted the autopsy, spoke first, and then introduced Parcells, saying he “has been instrumental in the autopsy evaluation.”
“First of all, I’m Professor Shawn Parcells,” Parcells said as he stood to address the reporters.
On his LinkedIn page and to CNN, Parcells said he’s an adjunct professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas — but a spokeswoman for the university told CNN that’s not true.
“(Parcells) is not now and has never been a member of the Washburn University faculty,” university spokeswoman Michaela Saunders wrote in an email to CNN, adding that at one point, Parcells spoke without receiving pay to two groups of nursing students about the role of a pathologist’s assistant and gave a PowerPoint presentation and answered students’ questions.
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cully Hamner dislikes Fox News for all the wrong reasons

Comics artist Hamner linked to a video of a Bill O'Reilly interview with Ted Koppel, who says Fox News is "bad" for America:

Koppel only elicits a yawn, since there's nothing he has to say I couldn't have seen coming already. He complains Fox supposedly makes it difficult for certain people in Congress to reach across the aisle and make compromise, except not every Democrat - the party I assume he's talking about - cares to do that. And Hamner thinks that's great? Sorry, it's just lethargic.

And this is another moment where I like to at least half chuckle at the weird way these comics creators overlook a dark downside to Rupert Murdoch: his relations with Saudi prince al-Walid bin Talal, who owns a huge share of NewsCorp. And it's not like Fox is innocent of negativity to conservatives (I don't even care about O'Reilly, who bores me to sleep), so assuming Hamner really does think Fox is 100 percent pro-conservative to the point he hates them for that reason, I've never understood why. If he knew about these deeper facts, would that change his opinion? Probably not, though it'd still be odd.

That said, Koppel is a crummy lot himself, and Hamner's being foolish to rely on somebody like him.

Update: Hamner and another awful writer have signaled their contempt for people like us with the following:

Forget Waters, what's disturbing is how Hamner has gleefully blabbered about spending time with Meltzer's books. But no matter. Because guess what, Hamner? Any self-respecting woman who finds out what kind of people and their products you're going out of your way to uphold is going to develop a very low opinion of you, not the least being some of your female peers in comicdom! Even if they don't say so publicly, there's every chance they'll be feeling serious distaste with you. And you probably know that, right? Well, keep in mind for now that one day, it could lead to some serious embarrassment at the conventions.

Oh, and Hamner? The only work you've done I ever cared for was your first - Green Lantern: Mosaic. Afterwards, it's all downhill from there. So don't pat yourself on the back so quickly.

Nigerian Imam Denounces Boko Haram - Mosque Promptly Attacked By Suicide Bombers And Gunmen Killing 120

From the Daily Mail:
At least 120 people are feared dead and 270 more injured after gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a mosque in northern Nigeria during Friday prayers this afternoon. 
Witnesses reported three separate explosions and said the gunmen opened fire on worshippers in the assault at the Grand mosque in Kano, in the west African country’s second-largest city. 
Nigerian Captain Ikechukwu Eze confirmed the blasts at the site where hundreds had gathered to listen to a sermon from the city’s chief imam and prayers were under way at 2pm local time. 
Analysts said the attack bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The local muslim leader the Emir of Kano had recently called for people to arm themselves against the extremists. 
‘But when people stopped him, he detonated the explosions. People started running helter-skelter.’ 
Grand mosque leader the Emir of Kano, the second highest Islamic authority in the country, usually leads prayers for worshippers. 
It is not known if he was present during the attack. One eyewitness told the BBC’s Focus on Africa: ‘The imam was about to start prayer when he saw somebody in a car trying to force himself into the mosque.

UK: Muslim rape gang member says raping girls a “religious requirement”

From Jihad Watch:

Where did he get this idea? From the Qur’an.
“The believers must (eventually) win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their case) they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6)
According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general.
The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition:
Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa’id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): 0 Abu Sa’id, did you hear Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-’azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born. (Muslim 3371)
It is also in Islamic law: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.” (Umdat al-Salik O9.13)
The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves. In a subsequent interview he elaborated:
Jihad is only between Muslims and infidels. Spoils, slaves, and prisoners are only to be taken in war between Muslims and infidels. Muslims in the past conquered, invaded, and took over countries. This is agreed to by all scholars—there is no disagreement on this from any of them, from the smallest to the largest, on the issue of taking spoils and prisoners. The prisoners and spoils are distributed among the fighters, which includes men, women, children, wealth, and so on.
When a slave market is erected, which is a market in which are sold slaves and sex-slaves, which are called in the Qur’an by the name milk al-yamin, “that which your right hands possess” [Koran 4:24]. This is a verse from the Qur’an which is still in force, and has not been abrogated. The milk al-yamin are the sex-slaves. You go to the market, look at the sex-slave, and buy her. She becomes like your wife, (but) she doesn’t need a (marriage) contract or a divorce like a free woman, nor does she need a wali. All scholars agree on this point—there is no disagreement from any of them. […] When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.
Around the same time, on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality.
A merchant told me that he would like to have a sex slave. He said he would not be negligent with her, and that Islam permitted this sort of thing. He was speaking the truth. I brought up [this man’s] situation to the muftis in Mecca. I told them that I had a question, since they were men who specialized in what was halal, and what was good, and who loved women. I said, “What is the law of sex slaves?”
The mufti said, “With the law of sex slaves, there must be a Muslim nation at war with a Christian nation, or a nation which is not of the religion, not of the religion of Islam. And there must be prisoners of war.”
“Is this forbidden by Islam?” I asked.
“Absolutely not. Sex slaves are not forbidden by Islam. On the contrary, sex slaves are under a different law than the free woman. The free woman must be completely covered except for her face and hands. But the sex slave can be naked from the waist up. She differs a lot from the free woman. While the free woman requires a marriage contract, the sex slave does not—she only needs to be purchased by her husband, and that’s it. Therefore the sex slave is different than the free woman.”
The savage exploitation of girls and young women is, unfortunately, a cross-cultural phenomenon, but only in Islamic law does it carry divine sanction.
“Hotel rape exposed Bristol child sex abuse ring,” BBC, November 27, 2014:
Thirteen men have been convicted of a string of child sex abuse crimes following the discovery of two child sex rings in Bristol.
The revelations have shocked the local community. But how did police uncover the crimes? And how do these damaging relationships begin?
The concrete monolith of Bristol’s Premier Inn hotel, at the foot of the M32 motorway, towers above the city centre.
Inside the imposing structure, in December 2012, a 13-year-old girl was raped by three men.
The discovery of that event set in motion a police investigation that uncovered a two-year catalogue of child sexual abuse by Somali men in the city.
The intelligence-led operation was assisted by members of the Somali community and vulnerable victims, who showed “remarkable courage” coming forward to police.
One of those convicted for abusing multiple victims told the court at his trial that sharing girls for sex “was part of Somali culture” and “a religious requirement”….

Monty Python's John Cleese: You Can't Make Jokes About Muslims, "They'll Kill You"

The important part starts at about 2:00 minute mark.

Church of England bishop says Qur’an should be read at Charles’ coronation

From Jihad Watch:

What a great idea. Here are some readings that would go over great at Charles’ coronation, and show who is the boss in the Brave New Britain:
Christians have forgotten part of the divine revelations they received: “From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done.” — Qur’an 5:14
Jesus is not the Son of God: “O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not “Three” – Cease! (it is) better for you! – Allah is only One Allah. Far is it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.” — Qur’an 4:171
“It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” — Qur’an 19:35
Those who believe that Jesus is God’s Son are accursed: “The Jews call ‘Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! ” — Qur’an 9:30
Jesus was not crucified: “And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.” — Qur’an 4:157
“Koran should be read at Prince Charles’ coronation says top bishop: Critics attack proposal and accuse,” by Steve Doughty, Daily Mail, November 28, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
Prince Charles’s coronation service should be opened with a reading from the Koran, a senior Church of England bishop said yesterday.
The gesture would be a ‘creative act of accommodation’ to make Muslims feel ‘embraced’ by the nation, Lord Harries of Pentregarth said.
But critics attacked the idea, accusing the Church of ‘losing confidence’ in its own institutions and traditions.
Lord Harries, a former Bishop of Oxford and a leading CofE liberal thinker, said he was sure Charles’s coronation would give scope to leaders of non-Christian religions to give their blessing to the new King.
The former Bishop of Oxford, who continues to serve as an assistant bishop in the diocese of Southwark, made the suggestion about the Koran during a House of Lords debate. He told peers the Church of England should take the lead in ‘exercising its historic position in a hospitable way’.
He said that at a civic service in Bristol Cathedral last year authorities had agreed to a reading of the opening passage of the Koran before the beginning of the Christian ritual. He said: ‘It was a brilliant creative act of accommodation that made the Muslim high sheriff feel, as she said, warmly embraced but did not alienate the core congregation.
‘That principle of hospitality can and should be reflected in many public ceremonies, including the next coronation service.’
Lord Harries’ suggestion comes more than 20 years after the Prince first said he would prefer to be seen as ‘Defender of Faith’ rather than be known by the monarch’s title of ‘Defender of the Faith’.
Charles said in 1994 he ‘always felt the Catholic subjects of the sovereign are equally as important as the Anglican ones, as the Protestant ones’.
‘Likewise, I think that Islamic subjects, or the Hindu subjects, or the Zoroastrian subjects of the sovereign, are of equal and vital importance.’ In 2006 the Prince made known that he wanted a multifaith coronation that would be more ‘focused and telecentric’ than his mother’s in 1953.
However traditionalist Christians condemned Lord Harries’s idea.
Simon Calvert of the Christian Institute think-tank said: ‘Most people will be amazed at the idea that a Christian leader would consider the use of the Koran at a Christian service in a Christian abbey.
People are just so disappointed when senior Church of England figures lose confidence in the claims of the Christian faith.’
Andrea Minichiello Williams, a member of the CofE’s parliament, the General Synod, and head of the Christian Concern pressure group, said: ‘At a time when we are looking at what British values mean, we cannot have values in a vacuum. British values stem from our Christian heritage.
‘We cannot pretend all religions are the same, or have the same benefits and outcomes for the nation.’…

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Says “Obama Encouraged Rioters”

Congressional Black Caucus Angry With Indian Tribe Because They Oppose Marriage With Blacks

We No Smoke 'Em Peace Pipe

The whole notion of the "Native American Reservation", of the sanctity of "tribes", etc., it's all racism and always has been.

I'm glad they're finally being called out on it by someone other than me. And, really, there could be no one better to do it than the Congressional Black Caucus.

Yes. This is a great day.

From CNS:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. 
In January, the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia, which would make members eligible for special benefits in education, housing and medical care — and allow the tribe to pursue a casino. 
A decision on recognition, which would be the first for a Virginia tribe, is due by March 30. The Congressional Black Caucus members urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder to hold off until the Justice Department investigates any discriminatory practices by the tribe. 
Neither department has responded to the request, made in a Sept. 23 letter, according to a spokeswoman for Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson, who signed the letter. The letter cited a report by the Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Affairs that quoted tribal law: 
"No member of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe shall intermarry with anny (sic) Nation except White or Indian under penalty of forfeiting their rights in Town."

Black Residents Armed With Rifles Stand Guard Outside White-Owned Business During Ferguson Riots

From the Inquisitor:
A group of black Ferguson residents armed with high-powered rifles stood outside a white-owned business in the city during recent riots, protecting it from rioters that looted and burned other businesses. 
After a grand jury returned no indictment against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown, protesters took to the streets and the demonstrations quickly turned into rioting. 
Several buildings were set ablaze, but a group of heavily armed black men stood outside a Conoco gas station. One of the residents, a 6-foot-8 man named Derrick Johnson, held an AR-15 assault rifle as he stood in a pickup truck near that store’s entrance. 
Three other black Ferguson residents joined Johnson in front of the store, each of them armed with pistols. 
In a city torn apart by racial tensions, the fact that black residents took up arms to defend a white-owned store made headlines. 
The men said they felt indebted to the store’s owner, Doug Merello, who employed them over the course of several years. The men said Merello always treated them with respect.

‘Shocking Revelation': IRS Gave The White House Thousands Of Taxpayer Confidential Tax Documents

From Newsmax:
The IRS improperly turned over thousands of confidential tax documents to the White House for review, according to information obtained from a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Treasury Department’s inspector general by the legal advocacy firm Cause of Action, exposing a pipeline of communication between the two, the Daily Caller reports. 
“The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed Cause of Action that there exist nearly 2,500 potentially responsive documents relating to investigations of improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information by the IRS to the White House,” Cause of Action noted, according to the Daily Caller. 
Such documentation, including the exchange of confidential information between White House policy adviser Jeanne Lambrew and former IRS official Lois Lerner, came to light after it was revealed that the the IRS had likely targeted conservative groups for review, including one that had sought in a 2012 lawsuit to overturn Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, the Daily Caller noted. 
The Justice Department has asked for a longer window under which to review the newly found documents before releasing them publicly, the Daily Caller said. 
The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, in his “Secrets” column, called news of the leaked documents a “shocking revelation.”

Friday, November 28, 2014

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02 Jesus is Just Alright
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04 Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
05 One Chain Don't Make No Prison
06 Dependin' on You
07 Time is Here and Gone
08 Take Me to the Highway
09 Echoes of Love
10 One Step Closer
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12 South of the Border
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14 Black Water
15 The Doctor
16 Need a Little Taste of Love
17 Take Me in Your Arms
18 Long Train Runnin'
19 China Grove
20 Listen to the Music

Greg Gutfeld on the Benghazi Report

Don Lemon Debates Jesse Jackson on Ferguson Riots

BDS whose STATED goal is the elimination of Israel, hits a new SICKO criterion for SICKO

We have already seen BDS tell the world their real goals.
primary goal of the BDS movement is “promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties” in what is today Israel. As President Barack Obama pointed out in 2008, this goal stands in opposition to a “two state solution” and “would extinguish Israel as a Jewish State.” And in an op-ed published in Al Akhbar newspaper, Cal State professor As’ad AbuKhalil, an outspoken advocate of the BDS movement, affirmed that “the real aim of BDS is to bring down the state of Israel.” This is the “unambiguous goal…[and] there should not be an equivocation on the subject.”

Only those with a profound lack of thought, comprehension and absence of historical fact could possibly come up with this.

Time magazine’s POPULAR results for MAN OF THE YEAR voting

Iranian woman dances on Tehran’s metro in protest against laws

An Iranian woman protests against ‘oppressive’ laws for women by breaking two of them as she dances in public on Tehran’s subway without a veil covering her hair

Uptown Funk

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

THE Quintessential Thanksgiving Tune

Somewhere, Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed are smiling

File under: bite me jackasses

Ferguson bakery vandalized during unrest receives $200,000 in donations

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- We have some uplifting news out of Ferguson this morning. Help is on the way for the owner of Natalie’s Cakes and More! On Monday night, those who participated in rioting damaged the shop and the equipment inside.
Natalie DuBose has invested everything into her business. The windows and other materials that were needed for upcoming Thanksgiving orders were destroyed. However, Natalie says she can’t go anywhere and plans to remain in Ferguson.
Natalie’s Cakes and More opened its doors in June of this year and Natalie’s dream of owning her own business was fulfilled.
Since her appearance on FOX 2 News on Tuesday, November 25th, two Go Fund Me accounts have been created. In less than 24 hours, over $100,000 was donated to Ms. DuBose to help with repairs.
Actress Patricia Heaton also donated and  urged others to do the same. Natalie sent a special ‘Thank you’ tweet to her supporters after learning about the news.
If you would like to make a donation please visit:’s Cakes and More Fund or DuBose Riot Recovery.

Obama Calls for Getting Rid of White Police Officers !!

In the speech Obama gave after the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, he called for getting rid of white police officers across the nation!

Obama squarely blamed police officers for the shooting.  Incoherently, he said there were “good people on all sides of this debate,” and then listed those who want “best practices” for police and those who want “criminal justice reform.” That list does not convey “all sides,” or even two sides, it names one side: anti-police.
Among the reforms he listed, Obama urged, “working with law enforcement officials to make sure their ranks are representative of the communities they serve.”  What does that mean?  It can only imply hiring more minority police officers or getting rid of white police officers.  Either way, this statement defines the problem as white police officers. 

Read about the rest of this outrage HERE.

This Week On The Gathering Storm: Warren!

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Gay #MikeBrown Protesters March in St. Louis – Chanting “Trans Lives Matter”

And all the colored girls go, "Doo, doo doo ..."


The Fire This Time

Quote: “As you know, we've been working closely with them for the past few months leading up to this point to make sure that responses to this moment would be appropriate and constructive,” Deputy Press Secretary Schultz said.
Damn...that's one hell of an admission to this administration's complicity in fomenting racial discord on a national scale! 

BTW, Schultz, the same fellow who was bullying Sharyl Atkisson over her investigation of the Fast and Furious Operation. 


Canadian pro-Ferguson rally organizers ask ‘whitey’ to stay in the background

Canadian pro-Ferguson rally organizers ask ‘whitey’ to stay in the background

From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Canadian pro-Ferguson rally organizers ask ‘whitey’ to stay in the background. (GM).

A suggestion that white and non-black protesters limit their visibility and “stand behind black folks” at protests Tuesday in Ottawa and Toronto against the fatal shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Mo., has sparked a heated debate on social media. 

Bilan Arte, one of the Ottawa event organizers, says on the vigil’s Facebook page that “white/non black allies” should “refrain from taking up space” and “never be the centre of anything.” 

The same message appeared verbatim on the Facebook page for the Toronto rally, asking whites and non-blacks to not speak to the media, saying “black voices are crucial to this.” 

Arte’s post prompted more than 100 comments, with one man asking “is this an anti-racist rally or a pro-segregation one?” 

Arte, deputy chairwoman with the Canadian Federation of Students, says on her own Facebook page that she’s received upwards of 50 messages from “righteous upset white people” taking issue with the post.Read the full story here.

Bollywood Actress Gets 26 Years for "Blasphemy" in Pakistan

Veena Malik is an incredibly brave woman. The video above is from a few years ago. The video does not depict the actual event over which she is being charged and convicted.

From the description below, the supposed crime for which she has been convicted is minor compared to what she seemed to have done in the above video.

From Jihad Watch:

“In the episode, Veena was seen dancing with her husband while a group of Sufi musicians sang a devotional song about the wedding of the Prophet’s daughter.” That was it. Twenty-six years in prison for that, apparently because she was dancing while a devotional song was being sung. Nonetheless, “she says her faith in the country’s judicial system is intact.”
Veena Malik is higher-profile than Asia Bibi and other victims of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Maybe this will finally lead to an international outcry sufficient to get them repealed. But it probably won’t: that would be “Islamophobic.”
“Veena Malik ‘shocked’ at conviction for blasphemy,” IANS, November 26, 2014:
Pakistani actress Veena Malik has expressed “shock” at a Pakistan court sentencing her and her husband, among others, to 26 years in jail on blasphemy charges. However, she says her faith in the country’s judicial system is intact and she plans to take the fight for justice forward.
An anti-terrorism court in Gilgit-Baltistan Tuesday sentenced Veena, her husband Asad Bashir Khan Khattak, Geo TV owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and TV host Shaista Lodhi over a controversial morning show, which was aired May 14.
In the episode, Veena was seen dancing with her husband while a group of Sufi musicians sang a devotional song about the wedding of the Prophet’s daughter.
The court also sentenced the convicts to pay fines of 1.3 million Pakistani rupees (about $12,500) each.
Veena sent out a statement Wednesday, saying: “It’s a shock to me but I have complete faith in Pakistan’s higher courts and judiciary… This court works separately from the other courts in Pakistan. There are higher courts in Pakistan such as the Supreme Court.”
“Whenever there is an issue, a court will look into the facts of the case. We were not even present in the court at the time of the verdict. I have belief and trust in courts.”
The actress has always courted controversies like a magnet — be it for her closeness with Indian actor Ashmit Patel during her stint on reality TV show “Bigg Boss 4″ or her shelved ‘swayamvar’, or her bold photoshoots. This time it is for hurting religious sentiments.
Her lawyer has already started the work on an appeal against the verdict in higher courts. Veena, who is in Dubai, asserts that she is innocent.
“We are planning to return to Pakistan in December. I have always been a person who faced troubles by looking it in the eye. I have faced highs and lows in my life. But I am sure I haven’t done anything wrong,” she added.

Humpday Blues

Peter Karp and Sue Foley
More Than I Bargained For

Treat Me Right

Two Trains

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Islam's foothold in Japan

There's an imam in Osaka who's building up Islam's presence on the isle:
An Egyptian legal scholar based in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, says he is working to increase understanding between the Japanese people and the more than 100,000 Muslims who live among them.

Islam has gradually put down roots in Japan. There are now around 60 mosques, many of them established in former private homes.

Mohsen Bayoumy, 55, the imam of one such mosque and a central figure in the Japan Halal Association, says awareness of the faith is on the rise.

Not only are there more restaurants serving halal meals cooked in accordance with Islamic dietary laws, but waiters at nonhalal restaurants often ask Muslim customers about their needs, he said.
I don't know how accurate this is, but no doubt, there is an Islamic presence in Japan, and it is dangerous. I hope most Japanese know better than to be seduced by such degradation.