Monday, January 26, 2015

On A Monday

Snow-mageddon... or something.

ISIS threatens more attacks in Canada similar to the attacks in Ottawa and in Quebec last year:

The ISIS spokesman renewed his calls for terrorist attacks in Canada on Monday in a fiery speech that referred to the Oct. 22 attack on Parliament Hill and warned that “what lies ahead will be worse — with Allah’s permission.” ...
 "We will argue, before Allah, against any Muslim who has the ability to shed a single drop of crusader blood but does not do so, whether with an explosive device, a bullet, a knife, a car, a rock, or even a boot or a fist,” he said.

(Sidebar: this has nothing to do with Islam.)

How is that "degrading ISIS" thing going?

Prime Minister Harper's forthcoming legislation promising to  "criminalise the promotion of terrorism" should really give way to the complete obliteration of ISIS, even if Trudeau does not like our odds and the popular press demands an exact location of Canadian military personnel. If Canadian armed forces cannot protect themselves, we are truly at the mercy of savages like ISIS or Boko Haram.


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expresses sorrow for Hungary's part in the Holocaust:

Prime Minister Viktor Orban overcame unease within his government to acknowledge Hungary's role in the Holocaust on Monday, saying many people in the central European country acted "shamefully" in World War Two.

Speaking at a memorial for Jewish soldiers who died defending Hungary's borders during World War One, Orban said Hungary also owed respect to the Jews whose deportation it helped to organize 30 years later.

About 430,000 of the 1.3 million people killed in Auschwitz were Hungarian Jews, according to the website of the 70th anniversary of the camp's liberation, whose commemorations will take place on Tuesday.

Hungarians helped ferry its Jews to the death camps in just two months in 1944 after German troops had occupied the country.

"Tomorrow the Hungarian government, expressing the pain and loss of the Hungarian people, will participate in Auschwitz to remember the victims of the Holocaust," Orban said.

"It is the tragedy of the Hungarian nation and the irredeemable loss of the Hungarian Jewish community."

"(During World War Two), we were love-less and indifferent when we should have helped, and there were many, very many Hungarians who chose evil over good, who chose shameful acts instead of honest ones."

Obama, who will not attend the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, is meeting with the new Saudi king instead:

Cutting short a visit to India, Obama is leading a U.S. delegation to the Saudi capital to offer condolences after the death of King Abdullah, Salman's brother and a close ally of the United States.

The French are absolutely right about this:

A recently-born baby named Nutella was renamed by a court in the French city of Valenciennes after a judge ruled that the parents’ decision to the name the child after a food was against the child’s interest, according to a new report in the newspaper La Voix Du Nord.

“The name ‘Nutella’ given to the child is the trade name of a spread,” the court’s decision read, according to a translation. “And it is contrary to the child’s interest to be wearing a name like that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts.”

The judge renamed the child Ella after the parents failed to show up at a court appointed day in November. The baby was born in September.
Why would anyone punish a child with a name like that? It's as bad as giving a girl a boy's name or calling someone Jayden.

It's cruel.

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