Christopher Hitchens – Don’t Bow to Islam

We cannot be reminded of this often enough:

“Be Careful With Mohammed”: Muslim Action Forum launches “legal strategy” to stop publication of insults to Mohammed

From National Secular Society:

The Muslim Action Forum (MAF), which staged a protest outside Downing Street against Charlie Hebdo in February, has launched a “legal strategy” to stop insults against Mohammed.

The organisation is also asking supporters to “lobby your MP” to make “Islamophobia” a criminal offence.

They state that they intend “to launch a series of legal challenges in the English Court system” because “depictions of our Holy Prophet peace be upon Him is the worst kind of ‘Hate Crime’ that can be perpetrated on the 3 million Muslims in the UK and 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide.”

The group says that they have “devised a legal strategy to prevent the continuous insulting and derogatory publications depicting and abusing the personality of our Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him.”

In a press release published shortly after the demonstration in February 2015, the MAF set out details of their plan to outlaw depicting Mohammed in the UK, through “amendment of some existing legislation and the presentation of a Private Members Bill that promotes the idea of Global Civility.”

They describe “Global Civility” as a “new direction” and argue that the “desecration” of “collective human dignity”, through “insult, denigration or humiliation is morally and ethically wrong”. Their website rails against “reckless and malicious expressions”.

They urge the 100,000 Muslims who they claim signed their petition to lobby their MPs and all candidates standing in the General Election. The MAF makes a number of suggestions including three specific questions which they ask supporters to direct to their MPs.’

Well, that’s not good.

Getting 100 000 signatures?!?!?

I guess us blasphemers ought to prepare for being burned at the proverbial stake for now – and a literal one soon!

Open Letter to Stephen Harper: It Is Time to Classify Terrorist Organizations as Such

Dear Stephen Harper,

Today, many of us Canadians celebrate ‘Family Day’.  As I look around my living room, seeing my husband and growing sons, I cannot but worry about the future of our society.

Last October 7th, my younger son was, as a co-op student, working just a few short blocks from the War Memorial.  When the terrorist attack occurred, I could not but rush to his side and managed to get in to his building moments before the lockdown was imposed.

I mention this to illustrate that for me, the prospect of my family being endangered by a Jihadi attack is not a theoretical one…

Of all the Western leaders, You, Mr. Harper, are handling the Jihadi threat the best, providing our law enforcement people the laws they need to use as tools in order to protect Canadian citizens, while providing judicial oversight in order to protect our civil liberties, in a true libertarian fashion.  And that is most excellent!

However, in order to apply those laws effectively, our law enforcement people need another very important tool:  it is time to accurately label terrorist organizations as such.

The Muslim Brotherhood is already labelled as a terrorist organization in many countries and Canada would be wise to join them.  But, The Muslim Brotherhood has many front organizations, identified as such in documents including Explanatory Memorandum , published by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Among these Muslim Brotherhood affiliates are many organizations that have infiltrated Canadian institutions.  Perhaps one of the most intensely destructive of these is the Muslim Student Association (MSA), which has chapters in most institutions of higher learning in Canada.  For example, Awso Pesdary, recently arrested on terrorist charges in Ottawa, was active in the MSA at Algonquin College.

Pesdary may indeed be an outlier, but the truly subversive actions of the MSA are their everyday monitoring of students who happen to be Muslim or appear to have Muslim names and coercing them into attending religious services, which often contain very radical preachings.  This social pressure on moderate students who just happen to be Muslim does not stop at just prayers:  the MSA is actively discouraging Muslim students from forming meaningful social bonds with students outside the MSA.  It is easy to see how this would negatively impact those Muslim students who wish to integrate into the great Canadian society, as the intimidation by the MSA bullies can be quite intense.  In the end, all of our society looses when bright young Muslims are prevented from integrating and enriching our society.

Of course, MSA is not the only organization with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.  CAIR, as well as its fully owned Canadian subidiary, CAIR-Can (currently known as National Council of Canadian Muslims, NCCM), must also be on the list of terrorist organizations, as should be MAC (Muslim Association of Canada), MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council), II (Islamic Free Market Institute) and at many more, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • • Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
  • • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • • The Muslim Communities Association (MCA)
  • • The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS)
  • • The Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE)
  • • Islamic Medical Association (IMA)
  • • Islamic Teaching Center (ITC)
  • • North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
  • • Foundation for International Development (FID)
  • • Islamic Housing Cooperative (IHC)
  • • Islamic Centers Division (ICD)
  • • American Trust Publications (ATP)
  • • Audio-Visual Center (AVC)
  • • Islamic Book Service (IBS)
  • • Muslim Businessmen Association (MBA)
  • • Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
  • • ISNA Fiqh Committee (IFC)
  • • ISNA Political Awareness Committee (IPAC)
  • • Islamic Education Department (IED)
  • • Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA)
  • • Malasian (sic) Islamic Study Group (MISG)
  • • Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)
  • • United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
  • • Occupied Land Fund (OLF)
  • • Mercy International Association (MIA)
  • • Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
  • • Baitul Mal Inc (BMI)
  • • International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT)
  • • Islamic Information Center (IIC)

Identifying them for what they are – outposts of Islamism within our great country – is essential if we want to protect all Canadians, Muslims and non-Muslims, from the coercive and corrosive influence of these front organizations for Islamic terrorism and if we want to give our law enforcement people the tools necessary to protect us and our families from future domestic terrorist attacks.

Please, Mr. Prime Minister, give our law enforcement people the tools they need to protect us by declaring Muslim Brotherhood and all its affiliates for what they are:  terrorist organizations.

Sincerely,

Alexandra Belaire,

blogging as Xanthippa

PEGIDA-like demonstration against Islam in Brno, Czech Republic

Translation is below the video:

According to estimates, several hundred people gathered at the Moravian Square in Brno for a demonstration against Islam.

Nearby, representatives of tolerance and religious freedom had their own gathering.  Only about 200 of them showed up.

The action was commenced by an ecumenical religious service. The police did not have to solve any problems in the first few ‘ten-minutes’.  (Aside ‘ten-minute’ is a frequently used time unit in Czech)

Participants move freely between both gatherings.

Some argue about what is a greater threat to the society:  Islam or intolerance.

“No, you will not get to speak, you don’t have the right to stand up here.  Certainly no, you will not get it. You have no place here:  this is our event.”

Today’s date, the holiday of St. Valentine, was intentionally selected by the organizers.  They insist that celebrating the holiday of love is forbidden in Islam.

According to public information, there are several hundred Muslims in Brno.  Since the year 1998, the first functioning  Mosque in Czech has operated here.

From my inbox: Zero jail time for anti-Semitic violence in Calgary

Please, remember that Eric Brazeau got no bail and 20 months in jail for non-violent, non-threatening politically incorrect conversation on public transit.  The prosecution’s witnesses all agreed that there was no hint of violence and that they never, ever felt threatened during the conversation.

Yet, 20 months in jail:  when the prosecution was seeking 6.

And a reminder that ‘language can be a weapon’….and then the judge imposed ‘a weapon ban’ on Brazeau!

Aside:  Can anyone explain to me how one can impose ‘a language ban’ on someone?  Are we talking a lobotomy here?

So, let’s recap:  Brazeeau was not violent, did not call for the death or beating of anyone, and the most offensive thing he said was that he hated someone.  Not that anyone else should, just expressed his own emotional state.

20 months in jail.

Now, let’s look at what had happened in Calgary:

Pro-Palestinian protesters not only shouted ‘Heil Hitler’ at pro-Israel demonstrators, they actually physically attacked them and roughed them up!  Forcing them to flee to avoid more serious injury!

Here, see for yourselves:

What do you think our judicial system will do with someone who not only shouts hateful things at their political opponents, but actually physically attacks and injures them?!?!?

Well, if 20 months is the punishment for a conversation, then threats and actual physical violence would earn one at least a few years behind bars, right?

Wrong!!!

From my inbox today:

Dear Xanthippa,

The first rioter from last year’s pro-Hamas rally in Calgary was sentenced today for his assault against peaceful Calgary civilians. And his sentence is so lenient, he won’t spend even a single day in jail.

He has one year probation, and some community service. That’s it. For beating up Jews, on Calgary streets, that sent a half dozen peaceful pro-Israel protesters to the hospital. You can watch a video of the riot here.

I can’t even tell you this thug’s name — since he was 17 at the time of his violence, it’s against the law for me to identify him. So his name and face are a secret. Not only will he serve no time in jail, but he won’t suffer any social marginalization or shame from his role. No employer will know; no neighbourhood will know.

Today I spoke on the phone with Jake Birrell, one of the victims of the riot. He told me that while his sister Samantha’s victim impact statement was read out in court, the young thug actually smirked and smiled — he appeared completely remorseless.

I wanted you to know about this right away. I will have Jake and Samantha on my TV show tomorrow at 8 & 10 p.m. ET (6 & 8 p.m. Alberta time). I’ll send you an e-mail with a link to the video tomorrow night, in case you miss it on TV.

I’ll have them describe what it was like going to court — expecting justice — and watching this young anti-Semitic rioter just walk right out of the court with a smile.

We have so much more work to do on this — starting with our justice system, that has chosen to treat a violent pro-Hamas thug as if he’s just some random street urchin.

I’ll keep you posted.

Yours truly,

Ezra Levant

P.S. Jake tells me that the other rioters had their court dates rescheduled — when I confirm those details, I’ll let you know. Maybe if the judges see real citizens in the courtroom, they’ll feel moral pressure to hand out real sentences too.

And that is what passes for justice in Canada!!!

How Roman rule expanded through the lands

Did you ever learn how the Romans were able to spread their empire so far and wide…and so quickly?  Yes, they had a strong army and were not afraid to use it but the army was there to back up their primary method of colonization.

Romans would send some citizens to live in far away cities to facilitate trade with Rome. Makes sense, right?

These citizens brought their families with them and would build their houses close to each other for mutual support and entertainment.  As the trade grew, so would these self-segregated Roman neighbourhoods.  Eventually, once these neighbourhoods got large enough, Rome would offer trade incentives to the rulers of the city to permit the Romans within their enclave to be ruled by Roman laws and be subject to Roman authority  directly.

It was that subtle ‘carrot and stick’ routine:  the carrot of reduced trade tariffs and the stick of the not-so-proverbial sabre-rattling of the Roman army.  Most city states thought that this was a beneficial arrangement and agreed.

After a while, the members of the Roman enclave would ask that the Roman law should apply not only within their little enclave but when they traded with the locals:  after all, Rome got rich from trading and they all wanted to benefit, no?

Slowly and in very small increments, the Roman enclave would grow – and the demand for more and more Roman laws and norms within the host city would keep pace with this growth.

No matter how hard the host city would try to appease their Roman enclave, they could never satisfy them fully and eventually, Rome would have to point out just how cities that don’t treat their Roman minorities nicely happen to be the next ones to be burned to the ground by Roman armies.

Thus, through self-seggregated and un-integrated immigration, economic pressure and threat of violence, Roman rule spread throughout the lands!

Oh boy, am I glad that we live in enlightened times, when we would never permit members of a supremacist culture to build multiple enclaves throughout our countries and then demand that more and more of our laws conform to theirs, or they will do violence to us!

Islam, Satire and Death

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