What Constitutes ‘a Provocation’?

For the past decade or so, it has been drilled into us – and by ‘us’, I mean ‘citizens of Western democracies’ – that drawing any image, no matter how innocent, of the Islamic prophet Muhammed is a taboo.

Verboten.

Not to be done. under any circumstances.

Doing so would constitute ‘a provocation’ – and any response, however unreasonable or disproportionate, by Muslims anywhere on Earth is therefore the fault of the ‘provocateur’.

Case closed.

But, is it?

Is it, really?!?!?

What ever happened to denouncing ‘the hecler’s veto’?  I thought that in a civilized society, each person is responsible for his or her actions – and ‘provocation’ is not an excuse to violence….especially non-violent ‘provocation’.

Yet, for the past ten-or-so-years, we have been conditioned (primarily by the cowardly mainstream media, but also by the way policing has systematically been carried out) to blame the person who is exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms for ‘causing a disturbance’ or ‘disturbing public peace’ when people react violently to them.

This is as upside down as it can get:  yet, we have become so conditioned to this situation that we  no longer question it.

At this point, drawing any picture – caricature or flattering – of the Islamic prophet Muhammed is seen to be ‘beyond the pale’ and anyone who dares to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech with regards to him is seen as the villain in any violent reaction to this lawful action.

Sad, but true.  Very true.

The media spin is predictable:  ‘they have a right to…, but…’

Meaning:  ‘Yeah, they did something lawful that provoked other people to break the law, so it’s their own fault they got killed….’

So, the billion-dollar-question is:  what constitutes such a provocation?!?!?

Holding a ‘Draw Muhammed Day event’ is one – as I learned on the 19th of May, 2015.

Holding an ‘equal opportunity blasphemy day’ is another, as I learned on the 19th of June, 2015.

So, what about yoga?  Nobody can consider a bunch of people ‘stretching’ to be a provocation, right?

Well, not so fast…

June 21st, 2015, was UN’s ‘international Yoga Day’!

People all over the world got together in unbelievably unflattering outfits to stretch and grunt and look silly – while feeling like they ‘mattered’.  Simple fodder for humour, right?

Not so fast!!!

This ‘government imposed’ yoga day was a clear provocation against Muslims worldwide!

Bowing to the sun!!!

Heathens!

Polytheists!!!

Undermining the one-ness of Allah!!!

Plus it is a clear imposition of the Hindu agenda on Muslims worldwide!!!

D-ugh!!!!

At least, that is what the Muslims are saying.

Which leaves me wondering:  for the past bunch of years, people have happily exercised yoga on the front lawn of Parliament Hill.

How long before the Islamists among us refuse to accept such a provocation and take violent means to stop such a blasphemous thing happening at the seat of Canada’s government?!?!?

How long before Islamist dress codes become mandatory on the Parliament Hill so as not to pose a ‘provocation’ to the Islamists in our midst?

It is not as far fetched as I hope it would be….

Wilders blames sabotage for failure to broadcast Mohammed cartoons

From Vlad Tepes:

Showing that the Netherlands, like most of Europe and Canada, are at least partly under the sharia and moving more that direction and away from our own cultural and constitutionally mandated laws where they conflict with islamic values.

H/T WTD

Wilders blames sabotage for failure to broadcast Mohammed cartoons

The national public broadcasting company NPO is investigating why a party political broadcast by the PVV showing anti-Mohammed drawings was not transmitted as planned. PVV leader Geert Wilders pledged to show the drawings during the broadcast but instead an old item was aired instead. Wilders has accused the public broadcaster of sabotage and has now placed the item featuring the cartoons, which is 2.45 minutes long, on YouTube. The video is due to be broadcast twice more later this month
So, what is it you are not allowed to see?
This:
(Ok – I tried embedding….but it seems to not work – again – and all my formatting after the attempt seems ‘gone’ – my apologies!)
And why exactly are you not allowed to see it?
Because over the last decade, the world Islamist movement had, doing something called ‘dawa‘ (usually translated as ‘proselytizing, but meaning much, much more…because if you are ‘invited’ to join Islam and you don’t, you are no longer ‘innocent’ and, under Sharia, it is lawful to kill you), has already successfully conditioned the World to believe that depicting their prophet Muhammed is an unbreakable taboo and that if it is broken, Muslims worldwide will resort to violence.
This is no co-incidence:  to the contrary.  This is directly from Sharia, Islamic jurisprudence.  The aim of it is to condition unbelievers to put Islamic laws above their own national laws, Islamic customs above their customs, Islamic dogma above their own dogma – one tiny step at a time.
The interdiction on depicting Muhammed is just the first step.
But, it gets worse…
During the ‘Holy Land’ trial in the US (when US-based Islamic charities were convicted in funding terrorism), Islamist ‘guide’ books were found which described in detail their plan to, yes, just like The Brain, ‘take over the world!’.
In this plan, there was this 10 year period of dawa.  And, they have succeeded.
Geert Wilders’ attempt to show the Muhammed cartoons was sabotaged.
My permit to hold a Draw Muhammed Day ‘equal opportunity blasphemy’ event was denied.  OK, perhaps I had picked an inflammatory day to hold it, but, yesterday, I was told that on no day in the near future (at least 3 months) would this be permitted, because they could not secure the venue during the event, after it and my own safety afterwards.
The kicker is that these next 3 months are the safest time to hold such an event.
You see, my dear readers, after this summer, the dawa stage of the Islamist plans will be over and they plan to move to more violent means to achieve Sharia on all the world…
No, the world will not go up in flames all at once – but the violent incidents will increase, including in The West, in both frequency and tenacity.
Sad, but true…

The U.S. Patent System is Broken: Derek Khanna on Trolling and Low-Quality Patents

Free Palestine from Hamas!

Frankly, when the UN continued to fund Gaza even though it became ruled by Hamas, it became an accessory to terrorism.

‘Orange Is the New Black’ on bookburning

You know that something is part of ‘the culture’ when it keeps showing up in pop culture.

Personally, I enjoy watching Netfix – and one of their shows is ‘Orange Is the New Black':  a show about a posh girl who, while young and ‘experimenting’, had crossed some lines and now has to pay the price in prison.  It is a fun show, based (loosely, I presume) on a real life story, that makes us re-examine the whole ‘drug war’ and related issues.

OK!

Another thing I like is binge-watching shows:  so, the Netflix ‘thing’ of releasing a whole season of a show at once pleases me beyond explanation.  Perhaps it is the Aspie in me, but, I have a difficult time going from one world to another.  So, when a show paints an alternate world for me (like, say, fictionalized life in prison), it takes me hours to transition from that world to my reality and vice versa.  Which means that it only makes sense that I should watch all the episodes back-to-back!

Right?!?!?

Alas, the real world tends to intrude….which is why it was not until tonight that I saw this particularly salient line in the show…

Background:

The women’s prison celebrates ‘Mother’s Day’ with particularly open visitation from the babies/children of the inmates.  As a direct result of the families’ visits, the women’s prison becomes infested with both scabies and bedbugs.

In order to combat the infestations, the prison burns all possibly infested items:  from mattresses to prison uniforms to…the books in the library.

The pertinent line:

All the books in the prison library had been burned, as they had all been infested with bed-bugs….except for one book – the book that nobody had dared to burn!

The prison had been left with a single, bed-bug-infested book:  a copy of the Koran….

Changing Campus “Incivility” Policies: Q&A with Caitlin Grimes

Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia and the corruption that is UN

Frequent readers of my blog know that I have a strong opinion on the United Nations:  FIRE THEM ALL!!!

Un-elected, un-accountable, corrupt and arrogant beyond belief.

Frequent readers of my blog will also know that I was one of the first Western voices raising alarm over the horrific and unconscionable – frankly, inhuman – treatment Raif Badawi, the Saudi Liberal, had suffered simply for creating and running a website.

The fact remains that the corrupt and tyrannical theocracy that is Saudi Arabia has no business being accepted as an equal member in organizations that pretend to be a platform for civilized countries.

I mean – just try driving a car in SA while female!

Or sitting in a cafe without your owner (wali)!

Or being a 75-year-old widow and letting your nephew bring you bread…

Yeah…

Saudi Arabia is not exactly the bastion of ‘human rights’.

After much international outcry on behalf of Raif Badawi, he was permitted to appeal his sentence of 1000 lashes (that’s flogging, no ‘falsies’ here) and 5 years in prison just because his blogging ran afoul of the religious police and their fancy fetishes.

It is important to note that Raif is to be flogged in many instalments, because 1000 lashes at oncewould, effectively, remove the skin from the back part of his body and kill him long before the punishment could be carry out in full – which, of course, would spoil the whole ‘fun’.

So, instead, the punishment is given a bit at a time, giving the man time to at least partially heal and recover from it before the next instalment of torture.  This both extends the physical suffering and creates incredible psychological torture as one is awaiting the next torture session.

Of course, any ‘healing break’ is too short to allow complete healing.  This will lead to a progressively weaker and more sick Badawi at each ‘session’ – ensuring he will, eventually (but not too soon) die of his flogging.

The only good bit in this story is that his wife and babies are now safely in Canada – and I wish them all the best!

And, enough people have volunteered to take Raif’s place in each instalment of the floggings that, had the Saudis accepted the swap, he would be safe.  At least there is some moral support in knowing that people were willing to put their hides on the line for him!

So, no sooner had the Saudi courts ruled and upheld the 1000 lashes and 10 years in jail (upped from 5 by an in-between court, I presume) than…

…and I kid you not…

…than the UN, in its wisdom, decided to host a summit on Human Rights IN SAUDI ARABIA!!!

Please, please, PLEASE!!!

Contact your political masters and beg them to get out of the cesspool of corruption that is the UN!

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