Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Post

For it is Monday.

I watched "Sarah Palin's Northern British Columbia Alaska". I wasn't the only one.

Apparently, there are other sphinxes:

Egypt's antiquities department says archaeologists have unearthed 12 more sphinx statues along the ancient avenue connecting Luxor and Karnak temples.

The discovery was made in a newly excavated section of the Avenue of the Sphinxes, most of which is buried beneath the modern city of Luxor in southern Egypt.

The sandstone section of road dates back to the reign of Pharaoh Nectanebo I, from 380-362 B.C., and was used in religious processions.

When stoning isn't enough, humiliation must suffice for the mean time:

Iranian state television has broadcast a purported statement by an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in which she calls herself a "sinner."

The stoning sentence against the 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been put on hold and is now being reviewed by Iran's supreme court. The case has raised an international outcry, embarrassing Tehran.

A woman identified as Ashtiani said in the state TV report shown Monday: "I am a sinner." The woman's face was blurred and her words were voiced over in what the TV report said was a translation into Farsi from Azeri Turkish, which is spoken in parts of Iran.

Something we knew already:

A newly released intelligence report says hardline Islamist groups want to build a “parallel society” in Canada, which could undermine the country’s social cohesion and foster violence.

The de-classified Intelligence Assessment obtained by the National Post says extremists have been encouraging Muslims in the West to reject Western society and to live in “self-imposed isolation.” The report focuses on groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hizb-ut-Tahrir, which do not advocate terrorist violence but promote an ideology at odds with core Western values.

“Even if the use of violence is not outwardly expressed, the creation of isolated communities can spawn groups that are exclusivist and potentially open to messages in which violence is advocated,” it says. “At a minimum, the existence of such mini-societies undermines resilience and the fostering of a cohesive Canadian nation.”...
“While the issue of violence by Islamist groups has continued to be a counter-terrorism priority for Western governments and particularly security services for many years, Islamist social ideology appears to have gone unstudied, precisely because the use of violence is either unsupported or understated,” it says. “Nevertheless, several Islamist movements advocate a rejection of Western society and mores, and encourage self-imposed isolation of Muslims in the West.”

It says Islamists believe that Islam should govern all aspects of society and that Sharia law and state law should be “synchronized.” Extremists forced to flee Muslim-majority countries such as Egypt now preach these beliefs in the West, it says, adding, “By definition, their world views clash with secular ones. A competition for the hearts and minds of the diaspora Muslims has hence begun.”

“Some Islamists advocate isolationism and the establishment of a parallel society,” it says. “Isolationism can lead to conditions where extreme messages can incubate and eventually become the catalyst for violence. At a minimum, isolationism undermines a multicultural and democratic society.”

No, multiculturalism (the forced, Trudeau multiculturalism) has created an environment of isolationism. Why learn either of the official languages when the government will pay for a barely satisfactory translator? Never mind that an immigrant will be cut off linguistically and, therefore, unable to take part in ANY aspect of society at large. Why emphasise the customs and laws of the country when one can adopt a laissez-faire attitude? Why not go one step further and demean a culture which has worked in the favour of ALL immigrants? If a company wishes to adopt an Asian corporate culture rich in nepotism and gender bias, so be it. Who are we to judge? If one culture declares Jews and Christians to be inferior, who are we to point out how wrong they are? We won't be able to pat ourselves on the back when nothing of the culture we have taken for granted is gone.

Related: the Keystone Cops of terrorism.

Someone is angry at Christie Blatchford:

University of Waterloo is the latest school to fall victim to these self-proclaimed activists. Christie Blatchford was set to give a talk to a small but enthusiastic crowd of people about her new book, Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us

Some of the usual suspects decided that Blatchford and her audience were – you guessed it – filthy racists who don’t deserve to have an event.

So they decided to come in before the event, calmly hand out some literature, and engage any willing audience members in a rational discussion about the merits of Blatchford’s work, and the Caledonia crisis. They then sat through the event like mature adults, and posed some detailed and insightful questions to Blatchford after she was done speaking.

Haha, just kidding. They stormed in, put up a huge sign with a swastika on stage, locked arms, and refused to leave. They yelled and screamed at the audience and accused them all of being racists who weren’t welcome on “their” campus. When one man tried to ask them exactly what they wanted, the heavy-set female in filthy jeans exclaimed that she would not engage in discussion with “Nazis”.

What a bunch of nauseating little peasants. Seriously.  The awful formulaic references to Nazism and racism in hopes that doing such things would shut down dialogue, the screaming, chanting, singing, filthy dreadlocks, pansy-boys desperate to date activist girls furious that their fathers would dare pay for their cell phones. If these college "activists" were sticking up pro-life posters, the cops would actually get off their duffs and arrest them. Christie Blatchford was right then- the police are impotent. Willfully, in my opinion.

And now for something completely cuddly.

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