Tuesday, February 07, 2017

And More

There often is...

Motion 103 could not have come at a better time and to the masses who need no request for brow-beating:

Even without any law that singles out Islamophobia for special consideration, I note that, shaken by the mosque massacre, several journalists are now pledging more “nuance” in their approach to Islam-related subjects. I was surprised to hear one colleague and friend here in Quebec, who has been outspoken in criticizing Shariah law on perfectly reasonable grounds, state in an interview that she intends to be more “careful” in future.

Careful. What does that mean in this context, I ask myself. Will she no longer criticize those who seek legitimacy for patriarchal Shariah law? Looking back on my own oeuvre of Islam-related writing, I have to wonder if much of what I have written — forthrightly, but responsibly — would pass muster in a post-M-103 Canada. I have critiqued Muslim organizations with problematic links to Islamist networks. I have commented frequently on honour killings, statistically significant in Islam-dominated cultures. I have repeatedly expressed aversion for the niqab, supporting a ban on face cover in the public service.

Montreal cops just arrested a pro-Islam leftist over a (clearly sarcastic) “anti-Muslim” tweet he posted during a post-mosque-attack flame war. 

As well, “the force is hiring 55 people whose jobs will include monitoring social media sites for hate speech.”

And—just as the Montreal Massacre was used to push through our draconian gun-control laws—the Quebec mosque attack will help Trudeau’s bill formally outlawing “Islamophobia” (without defining it) pass unobstructed.

So while I’m still allowed to write stuff (outside of a prison cell), allow me to conclude with one more comment from my prime minister:
We have to look at the root causes….
But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, where do those tensions come from?
Oh, wait. That’s what he said right after the Boston Marathon bombing, not the Quebec City slaughter by a “right-winger.”

Never mind.

If passed (and it likely will), Motion 103 will outlaw anyone's legitimate criticisms of Islamism or Trudeau's links to radical mosques and Islamists:

Prior to the Canadian election of November 2015, it had been reported that the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami front groups would use the Liberal Party of Canada as a vehicle for political Entryism. The article also noted the roles of ISNA Canada and ICNA Canada in these efforts. A number of Canadian Members of Parliament have Islamist connections, advocate for sharia law or, in the case of Cabinet Minister Maryam Monsef states that "Sharia fascinates me :)"

In December of 2015, Prime Minister Trudeau sent a video message to the "Reviving the Islamic Spirit" conference in which he stressed "our shared beliefs." This, despite the fact the conference is sponsored by and has been attended by a virtual who-is-who list of Muslim Brotherhood front group members over several years. The same conference also featured Linda Sarsour who is currently leading a number of US demonstrations against President Trump and has ties to a variety of Islamist groups. Many members of her family have a long history with HAMAS – another Muslim Brotherhood spin-off organization. Prime Minister Trudeau had also appeared as a member of Parliament at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in 2012.

Member of Parliament Justin Trudeau also gave a speech at the ISNA mosque in Mississauga, albeit in 2013 before the ISNA had the charity status for its "Development Fund" revoked for funding terrorism. The ultimate destination of the funding was the south Asian based Jamaat-e-Islami , the same group noted above as being involved in the Liberal Party. The ISNA in turn has welcomed the election of Prime Minister Trudeau.

All of this will go down a memory hole under penalty of fine or worse.

Speaking of memory holes, will everyone forget about #AgaKhanisthenewAdScam?

Ms. Ambrose and her caucus have been harsh critics of Mr. Trudeau for vacationing with his family and Liberal friends over the holidays on a private island in the Bahamas owned by the billionaire Ismaili leader, the Aga Khan. Mr. Trudeau is currently under investigation by the Ethics Commissioner, who will determine whether he broke the federal Conflict Of Interest Act, possibly for taking a private helicopter, although Mr. Trudeau denies wrongdoing.

Rona Ambrose may have thrown PM Hair-Boy a deflective life preserver but that does not mean that Canadians should take their eyes off the ball.

But doesn't killing them make them win or something?

Canada has begun the process for acquiring small arms and light support weapons for Kurdish fighters in Iraq and intends to deliver the equipment as soon as possible, the Canadian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"The acquisition of the equipment is underway," the statement said on Monday. "The intent remains to deliver the items as quickly as possible, in line with suppliers’ ability to provide the quantities sought."

Although no timeframe has been given, the Iraqi government had signed a written approval for the delivery of the arms in December of 2016.

One of the first things Trudeau did after getting into office was withdraw Canada from the fight against ISIS, the same Islamist group that abused and murdered the Yazidis he was shamed into helping.

What's  $372.5 million between friends?

The federal government says it will give Bombardier $372.5 million in loans over four years to support the Global 7000 and CSeries aircraft projects.

Could they find their way back to Minnesota?

Residents of Emerson, Man., population 700, pride themselves on being a small town with a big heart. And so when word got out Saturday that law enforcement officials had corralled 19 asylum-seekers who had snuck in from the U.S. in frigid conditions, the local emergency co-ordinator didn’t hesitate to open the community centre to provide temporary shelter.

But the recent surge in illegal border crossings from refugee claimants here and along other parts of the border is putting a strain on local and federal resources — and raising questions about security — causing some officials to wonder: how long can they keep up that generosity?

“We’ve had so many people just roaming around in the town of Emerson knocking on people’s doors in the middle of the night. People are scared,” said Greg Janzen, reeve of the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin.

It is not enough that migrants speak English or French so as not to irritate the native-born masses. Culture matters and if Canadians still don't get it by now, one wonders if they ever will:

Most Canadians don’t care where residents are born, but they do care about whether they speak English or French.

A global study of national identity by Pew Research has discovered that Canadians are among the least inclined to think place of birth defines whether someone is an authentic citizen.

Only 21 per cent of Canadians said place of birth is important. That compares to 32 per cent of those in the U.S. and more than 50 per cent of the population in Greece and Japan who believe birthplace is crucial to national identity.

The Pew Research study was done in the wake of growing concerns in the U.S. and Europe about globalization, high migration rates and protectionism, factors that have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump and immigration-skeptic parties.

Canada under the Liberals has gone a different direction, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talking about this being the world’s “first post-national country.”

Even though Canadians did not emphasize place of birth in the Pew poll, they did care about whether residents can speak English or French, the official languages.

Three in five Canadians agreed that “being able to speak our national language(s) is very important for being truly Canadian.”
Quebec has draconian language laws but it does not resemble the culture of its forefathers. Koreans were forced to speak Japanese during Japan's cruel annexation from 1910 to 1945. That occupation only intensified freedom movements in the country. The whole idea of language equals culture every time is weak as dishwater. The crucial difference of being Canadian - embracing certain socio-political realities that make us who we are - is vastly different from being in Canada and still practising customs that made one's former countries unlivable.

And people were worried about the Mad Dog:

In his debut abroad as the first retired general to lead the Pentagon in more than half a century, Jim Mattis found that in Japan and South Korea his experience in uniform is seen as an asset.

Not everyone who knows Mattis well in the U.S. shares that view, but he clearly was an instant hit in northeast Asia.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was effusive in his endorsement as the two shook hands Friday before a phalanx of Japanese and international news reporters and cameras.

"I was very encouraged," Abe said, "to see someone like you who has substantial experience, both in the military and in security, defence and diplomacy, taking this office." ...

In Seoul, where civilian control of the military has a mixed history, Mattis's counterpart, Han Min Koo, portrayed him as a kindred spirit. Han told reporters he knew why they were able to forge a bond in their very first meeting.

"I believe this was possible because we both served as active-duty servicemen for 40-plus years," Han said.

Scraping the bottom of the moral barrel:

In addition to pizza parties, employees could be rewarded for meeting abortion quotas with paid time off or a "clinic manager of the month" award. The latter meant lunch with upper management.

Does one remember this lady?

When Elizabeth Poe saw video footage of the Women’s March in Washington DC the day after President Trump was inaugurated, she was horrified by all of the vulgarity on display. Women carried signs emblazoned with genitals, many repeatedly chanted curse words, and celebrities delivered speeches riddled with explicit content and threats of violence.

Poe, who has owned a yarn store in Franklin, Tennessee for five years, was frustrated that so many women wore knitted “pussyhats” to the march, ruining what once was a “cute little pattern.” When a woman visited her store the very next day asking for pink yarn to make a hat like the ones she had seen women wearing at the march on TV, she took to Facebook and asked customers who wanted yarn to make a pussyhat to go elsewhere.

By the time she pulled into her home garage at 8 p.m. that night, her post was already getting a lot of attention on Facebook.”I couldn’t get my mind around it, people were responding so fast,” she said.
She stayed in the car for three hours reading the comments on her post before calling the police to alert them about the threatening tone of some of the responses.

On Wednesday morning, a crew from a local TV station walked into her store to film, as her post had gone viral. By the end of the day, she had received about 200 phone calls. On Thursday, 700 people called the store, on Friday, there were another 300 calls. On these calls, she’s been screamed at, called names, and threatened with rape and other violent acts. Some of the callers just breathed loudly into the phone.

Leftists have evolved from neurotic and sociopathic to full-on psychotic.

One could take the necessary funds from the worthless parents:

For Marsden, a retired elementary school teacher, this incident stands out from a long list of violent encounters in a 30-year career in special education.

"I've gone home with bite marks, and scratches, and bloody noses, fat lips, shins pummeled," she said during the first segment of Inside the Classroom.

"Between physio, massage therapy, psychologists, a chiropractor ... It was just so I could do my job." ...

Mary Jo Marsden doesn't blame the student who wrapped his hands around her throat.
She was forced to take stress leave after the incident, but returned to work and finished out her career in 2016.

During her final years at an elementary school on the northeast Avalon, she saw similar violence on a regular basis.

She said she understands the behavioural issues students have, but she worries about the impact on other kids who have to witness these incidents.

The blame, she said, belongs to the governments that have understaffed schools around the province.
"It's all due to resourcing," she said. 

"We have not got enough resources in the system to provide the special help that we need for the variety of children that we are facing every day."

Again, make the parents pay.

Just throwing it out there.

And now, one more step before sainthood:

A Japanese Christian samurai who died in exile about 400 years ago after refusing to renounce his faith was beatified by the Catholic Church in an elaborate mass on Tuesday.

About 12,000 people attended the ceremony for Takayama Ukon in Osaka which was conducted by Cardinal Angelo Amato, representing Pope Francis, and is a step on the path to possible sainthood. 

Christianity came to Japan in 1549, introduced by Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier and for decades the faith made dramatic inroads before coming under official persecution in the late 16th and 17th centuries that forced it underground.

Takayama, born in 1552, was a renowned feudal warlord who protected Christians at a time when authorities attempted to stamp out all vestiges of the religion.

He died in Manila in 1615 in exile after refusing to renounce the faith as demanded by the shogun, or military ruler of Japan, who viewed Christianity as a threat to national security and independence as Western colonialism made inroads in Asia.

(Merci beaucoup)

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