Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Call BCF the 'canary in the coal mine' or 'a flashing beacon on the road to hell' or anything else you want, please support his battle. It's really a fight for all of us. Details on making a donation can be found here.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Yesterday the gov't laid out a series of reforms it said would go after "ruthless profiteers" who coordinate illegal people-smuggling operations and asylum seekers who "jump the immigration queue."
DO take the magazine up the cashier, open it to the appropriate page and tell the clerk or the owner that “this is antisemitic and shameful,” and walk away.
DO NOT damage the magazine in any way (damaging property is illegal) and DO NOT tell the owner to remove the magazine from the store’s shelves (while this material does not likely breach Canada’s hate laws, Canadians have the right to call it antisemitic and reprehensible).
ZOO Weekly was labelled "disgusting" by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney after a five-page "St Mary Mac and her holy rack" spread which featured a busty model wearing a nun's habit and halo.
A dwarf, dressed as the Pope, is also pictured "blessing" her and her "heavenly hooters".
When you can't trust the bureaucrats to have any courage.
When you can't trust the media to be accountable.
When you can't trust the courts to protect society.
When you can't trust teachers to tell your kids the truth.
When you can't even trust the church to do the right thing.
It's not a good time to support a gun registry.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Megan Kelly asks CAIR:
"Are you happy now?"
I understand why they keep inviting the weasel Hooper to speak but geeez . . ... pass the gravol.
For a little historical perspective on the slagging Juan Williams has had to put up with over the years, you can read this: Why I called Juan Williams a “Happy Negro” on CNN – And why He and Bill O’Reilly Are Not Happy About it. - By Dr. Boyce D. Watkins - 10/23/07 - warning: double up on the gravol.
Meanwhile, in London, Ontario:
Mark Steyn's speaking engagement has been cancelled.
Some reports are that it was pressure from local 'islamic groups', although those charges are so far denied by the LCC representative.
At what point in the near future will your local islamic council be telling you what to do?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
From the sify news in India, to the London Mosque newsletter.
From the front page of The Ismaili to Qalam, Nenshi is big news in the muslim world.
The one place it seems, where Naheed (pronounced na-head) is today NOT known primarily as a muslim is here in Calgary.
As Licia Corbella so eloquently points out in her column today, "Albertans are among the most egalitarian, colour-blind, fair-minded people in the country, if not the world. For some reason, (that's) a well-kept secret."
Kevin Libin backs that up in his column in the National Post yesterday, "Race played no part in Nenshi win. During Mr. Nenshi’s five-month drive to the mayor’s chair, which catapulted him from a feeble 8% popularity just one month ago, the subject of his Ismaili heritage and his chestnut hue was scarcely mentioned."
Nenshi himself downplayed his muslim faith, saying "This has not been an issue in the election". Even early on when someone tossed a brick through the window of his campaign headquarters, there was a brief discussion that the incident could be race related, but it was quickly forgotten by Calgarians. We're way past that!
So who is this new Mayor? That's the most interesting question, as only 6 months ago no one had ever heard of him. His two closest rivals in the race both had many, many years of public 'face & name' exposure. It was literally inconceivable at the beginning of this race that he was a contender.
For a closer look at who Nenshi is, as described by his sister Shaheen, watch this short video. For an example of how articulate, intelligent and downright 'red-neck' likeable this guy is, watch him interviewed by a professional reporter here, and in front of a group of undecided voters in a local watering hole here. At the 45:40 mark Naheed discusses briefly his muslim faith, and then expresses his support for the gay pride parade. He compares the parade with the Good Friday 'stations of the cross' parade . . . ... I'll comment more on that another time, but the impression I get is that he's going to be a very secular leader. My Mom even asked me if he's gay, and I told her I didn't care. That's his personal business, and while it would of course affect his world view, it should no more be an issue than his faith in our secular democracy.
So where does Nenshi stand in regard to his 'faith'? As anyone who reads my blog can see, I have no use for islam. I believe it is the single most dangerous issue facing western culture, and it's national leaders world wide are almost all violent, mysoginist retards. There, is that 'red-neck' enough for you?
The ismaili bunch, led by the Aga Khan, seem to be the most overtly peaceful. However as usual, they believe the Qur'an has several layers of meaning, and they generally divide those types of meanings into the following two: the apparent (zahir) meaning and the hidden (batin) meaning. While a 'believer' can understand the batin meaning to some extent, the ultimate interpretation lies in the office of the Imāmate.
The Imām's farmans (teachings) are binding upon the community. In this way, the Ismāʿīlī community can adapt to new times and new places. Oftentimes, the Imam of the Time is known as the "Qur'an e Naatiq" (the "speaking Qur'an"), meaning that he reinterprets the literary text in a way that can be understood for today's times. This is probably the source of the joke, "If islam really teaches that it is a peaceful religion, why are so many it's students flunking the course?" It's the Imam, silly. But we don't even know how often Nenshi attends mosque, if he ever does.
So all in all, I can say I'm happy with the choice that Calgary made, in a democratic, non-violent election that saw over 50% of the civic population cast a ballot. Over 50% voter turnout. This election was clearly important to a lot of people, and the lines at the over 270 polling stations often extended around the block. The fact that his 'muslim-ish-ness' didn't become an issue until after the election is probably more an acknowledgement by Nenshi himself that his 'faith' isn't all that important to him. I actually have some sympathy for him, as he'll probably have some of our more radical imams here in town trying to ingratiate themselves shortly. I hope he sends them packing.
That's the kind of muslim I can live with as Mayor.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Asst Attorney General said local officials have an obligation to treat a mosque the same as a church or synagogue. "It is required by federal law.'', says Perez.
Perez and Jerry E. Martin, the top federal prosecutor in central Tennessee, noted that their decision to intervene comes on the 10th anniversary of a federal law which bars local officials from using zoning or land-use laws to discriminate against religious groups.
Since 2000, the DOJ has opened 51 such investigations, filed seven lawsuits and joined in 40 privately filed suits.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Whatever. Anyone who leads with the 'racist' argument isn't interested in real dialogue. Berlin, Germany (CNN) — "Multiculturalism in Germany has “absolutely failed”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party’s youth wing at a conference Saturday.
**UPDATE - Meet some of the benefactors of the Canadian Multi-cult.
Who Represents our Youth? Samah Hadid, Australia’s representative to the United Nations Youth Association for 2010
Al Age’s Good Weekend September 18th featured a youth issue, which included an article about the Aussie 2010 Australian Youth Representative to the UN.
Let’s hear more about Samah Hadid: a 22 year old human rights advocate from Bankstown, Sydney’s West, she is completing her Masters in Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of New South Wales, and in her spare time is a performance artist writing a play called The Burqa Monologues.
This busy lass is the Youth Representative on the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and a member of Amnesty International’s Diversity Steering Committee.
Samah co-wrote an article about the burqa in which she claimed Muslim women’s rights were being sacrificed to score cheap political points:
It seems a prerequisite for selection is promoting global citizenship, just like the UN does. Personally, I would hope our youngsters would support democracy rather than a One World Government. (Australian Islamist Monitor)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
David B. Harris of INSIGNIS Strategic Research delivers!
Right, right . ... the poll. Watching the Liberals and NDP flipitty-flop on the vote to either keep, ban, or just paint all guns pink was the best part. That darn Harper, you just know he's going to point out to the voters what a bunch of dithering sissies they were in the next election. It's like the Layton crowd was pulling petals off a daisy - "I like guns . ... They scare me . ... I like guns . ... They scare me . ..."
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Tarak Fatah says what's missing from the muslim culture is a sense of humor. Speaking of Mollie Norris, who started the whole 'draw mohammed day controversy, he said, "I was facebook friends with Ms Norris, it is very sad what happened to her." Adding this to what I knew of Mr Fatah from his books, blog and CTV interviews with a CAIR representative, I can say that I found him quite likeable.
-Muslim bomber will be sentenced for trying to blow up Times Square,