|A merry Passover to all y'all.|
A very informative article on Passover here.
Video from yesterday's bombing of a Coptic church in Tanta.
(Sidebar: very shocking.)
Hey, you know what you're doing, Sweden:
The suspect behind the Stockholm truck attack had been facing deportation, Swedish police say.
The 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan is suspected of having driven a truck into a department store in the city on Friday.
Police said on Sunday the man is known to have had extremist sympathies.
His application for asylum was rejected in June last year and he was being sought by immigration officials, police said...
Putin may warn with a straight face but he won't fight organised armies for a pipeline in Syria:
The Russian Embassy in London posted a series of provocative tweets on its official account in which it suggested that “a conventional war” could be one outcome if the G7 group of nations — which will be discussing the Syrian situation at a meeting this week — presents it with an ultimatum.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday he would consider imposing stiffer sanctions on Russia amid the Syrian crisis, adding that Syria's future cannot include President Bashar al-Assad.
Yeah, whatever, Hair-Boy. Wait for another band wagon.
And - where's that pipeline?
Friends of the Greenbelt gave Environmental Defence $150K back in September of 2015 and lawyer Rod Northey is a former chair of that foundation.
Why is he important? Well, the Liberals took a page out of the NDP’s playbook and hired their activist pal to sit on a panel that will, they claim, improve the National Energy Board’s environmental review process, and the NEB is a body that helps in decision making on energy projects in Canada.
If Seoul wants to take the upper-hand against North Korea, its future leader should take no quarter with Kim Jong-Un who may succeed in turning Seoul into a "sea of fire":
Liberal presidential candidate Moon Jae-in vowed to speak directly with North Korea‘s leader Kim Jong-un to resolve military tensions on the Korean Peninsula, if elected, in an interview with The Korea Herald on Monday.
Saying that South Korea has been reduced to a “spectator” in the issue of its own survival, the candidate expressed confidence in dealing with the new US administration led by President Donald Trump.
Describing the US president as a “savvy businessman,” Moon said he could strike a better deal with Trump than his predecessors, but expressed concern about the Trump administration’s unilateral approaches toward Pyongyang -- such as military options.
North Korea is forcing one's hand, Mr. Moon.
We don't elect our judges and we have a stupid Charter:
It’s an alarming thing when an accused killer walks away free because the justice system couldn’t try him in time.
But it’s now happened in Canada for a third time, with Quebec Superior Court Judge Alexandre Boucher last week staying a charge of second-degree murder against Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham, a Quebec first.
He was charged in the Aug. 11, 2012, slaying of his young wife, Anuja Baskaran, found in her Montreal home that day with her throat slit.
The delay from arrest to trial was almost five years, all of which Thanabalasingham spent in custody as a presumptively innocent man.
The 31-year-old, who is from Sri Lanka, was scheduled to have a hearing at the Immigration and Refugee Board Monday afternoon — he’s now facing deportation because of an earlier criminal record.
In the latter part of last year, Alberta and Ontario each saw a similar murder charge stayed.
In Alberta, it was in the death of Mason Tex Montgrand at the maximum-security Edmonton Institution.
Lance Matthew Regan was also an inmate there, serving another sentence, when Montgrand was shanked to death. Regan spent almost all the five-year delay to get to trial in jail, though he may have been eligible for statutory release on his previous charges earlier.
And in November of 2016, Ontario Superior Court Judge Julianne Parfett stayed a first-degree murder charge against former Canadian Forces soldier Adam Picard, accused in the death of a 28-year-old construction worker named Fouad Nayel.
Nayel had been missing for five months when his body was discovered in a wooded area about 100 kilometres from Ottawa.
Picard spent four years in pre-trial custody.
These are the most serious criminal charges that have so far been stopped in their tracks in the wake of a Supreme Court of Canada decision in July of last year.
Called R v Jordan, it rewrote the rules around how long is too long to wait for trial.
This won't happen (RE: judges, stupid Charter):
A number of expectant mothers in U.S. states like Alabama, Mississippi and Indiana have been charged with manslaughter or murder under “fetal homicide” laws, sometimes after miscarrying in the wake of using drugs or other allegedly harmful behaviour.
“There is a real danger in enshrining those kinds of norms in the law, because ultimately they are used against pregnant women,” said Christopher Kaposy, an ethicist at Newfoundland’s Memorial University and spokesman for the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada. “It’s unnecessary to create laws for violence against the fetus, because violence against the fetus is really violence against women.”
Okay, why is activist in a position of authority and why did he say something that contradicts both the law and science?
Fight those who believe not in God nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by God and His Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book (Christians and Jews), until they pay the jizya [tribute] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (9:29)
In an interview on March 31, 2017, Masih told the National Post, “Muslim people, now they are saying we will convert all Canadians, non-Muslim to Muslim, and we will rule in this country.”
And now, what are friends for?