A Sad Day For Malaysia - The Tiger Of Jelutong Leaves Us, Karpal Singh 1940 - 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
There will not be any other postings today. This will remain on top for the rest of the day. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.
Malaysian Insider : Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh died in a car accident on the North-South Expressway this morning near Gua Tempurung, Kampar in Perak.
Kampar police chief Superintendent Ng Kong Soon confirmed that Karpal died in a road accident at KM306.1 of the North-South Expressway near Gua Tempurung at 12.40 am today.
Karpal, who would have turned 74 in June, was believed to be travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to attend a court hearing scheduled for this morning.
Born in Penang on June 28, 1940, Karpal graduated with a law degree from the National University of Singapore.
Karpal's political career began in 1970 when he joined the DAP. He won a seat in the Kedah State Legislative Assembly in 1974.
He was first elected to Parliament in 1978 as the representative for Jelutong, Penang, and held the seat for more than 20 years until losing it in 1999. It is during this time that Karpal earned the moniker, “Tiger of Jelutong.”
He returned to parliament in the next general election, and led the DAP to its strongest ever performance in the 2008 general election.
Karpal leaves behind a wife, five children and four grandchildren.
Police said he died on the spot. There were three other occupants in Karpal's Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898.
His long-time assistant Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu also died, while Karpal's son Ramkarpal and the driver were injured.
The mood at the Kampar Hospital mortuary was highly emotional as family members of the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh arrived.
His wife Gurmit Kaur was inconsolable as she wailed "Why why", while his son, Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, who was holding his mother all the way to the mortuary, also broke down.
The badly-damaged Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898, owned by the late Karpal Singh who died early this morning today after the car lost control following a collision with a lorry. – April 17, 2014.The badly-damaged Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898, owned by the late Karpal Singh who died early this morning today after the car lost control following a collision with a lorry. – April 17, 2014.
Karpal's daughter Sangeet Kaur Deo and eldest son Jagdeep Singh Deo was also seen grieving over the loss of their father.
They arrived at the hospital at about 5.15am.
The bodies of Karpal and Michael will be sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh for post-mortem.
Police said the multi-purpose vehicle was badly-damaged after losing control following a collision with a lorry.
Karpal, who recently resigned as DAP national chairman, became paralysed and wheelchair-bound after a car accident in 2005.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wrote on his Facebook page: "We've lost a colleague. An indefatigable fighter for justice. The legendary Karpal Singh. Our sincere condolences to the family. RIP."
Also, the reaction to this tragic news has been swift with leaders from both sides of the divide taking to Twitter to express their sorrow.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak also conveyed his condolences.
"I have just landed at Ankara when I heard the news that YB Karpal Singh died in a road accident. My condolences to the family," read Najib's tweet.
"Shocked and sad news! DAP chairman Karpal Singh passed away in accident tonight.
Malaysia has lost a truly patriotic son," wrote Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming.
"Our dear Mr Karpal is no longer with us... I just can't accept it...," said Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching.
Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim tweeted: "The country has lost a noted political figure and a competent lawyer. My condolences to the family of the late Karpal Singh."
PKR's vice-president Tian Chua tweeted about the tragic news and he said that he was sad and speechless upon hearing the news.
Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin wrote on his Twitter handle that he got a “sad” wake up call from Kepala Batas MP Reezal Merican Naina.
"I immediately called @GobindSinghDeo and Jagdeep. These are truly sad calls in life. There is a void, a huge void to be filled in parliament as well as in court rooms. Farewell, Tiger of Jelutong," Sim tweeted. – April 17, 2014.
Minneapolis: Somali Muslims protest against Kenya counter-terror efforts
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Jihad Watch : The
Kenyan police might really be cracking down too hard on Muslims after
the recent bombings, but these charges of police injustice and brutality
follow a familiar pattern: they’re remarkably similar to charges Muslim
groups have made in the U.S. — that the FBI and police target Muslims
indiscriminately, mistreat them in custody, etc.
These claims also
resemble the narrative of “Palestinian” jihadists, that virtually any
and every action of the Israeli government to defend itself against the
“Palestinian” jihad is “disproportionate,” brutal, etc. For years
Muslims have been campaigning against NYPD surveillance of Muslim
communities, claiming that it was disproportionate and unjustified, and yesterday they succeeded in getting the surveillance program ended.
So we see Muslims ostensibly opposing jihad terrorism, and yet
protesting against counter-terror efforts in the U.S., Israel, Kenya and
elsewhere. One might almost get the impression that these charges of brutality and disproportion are always leveled against any counter-jihad action, as a tactic to clear away all obstacles before the advancing jihad.
Russia attack aircraft makes flyby near US Warship for over 90 mins
From Eye On The World : (Black Sea)
Oh how the world and his dog has noticed how the Commander in Chief has
emasculated the US military. Responding to the crisis in the Ukraine,
the Oval office sent the USS Donald Cook into the Black sea in which to try and intimidate the Russians that Obama means business.
Well one Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in
the Russians front garden must have really terrified them and so today
it transpired that while sailing in International waters , the Russians
decided to send up a couple of Su 24 attack aircraft of which one spent 90 minutes buzzing the USS Donald Cook, while the other kept its distance.
I can only presume that the Russians wanted to tweak the tail of the
paper tiger that the US has become and if by chance a jet just happened
to have been shot out of the sky, the USS Donald Cook would now be at
the bottom of the sea and Obama would be apologising to the Russians for
Funny enough the Russians test fired an ICBM today, sending the message that they can issue much more salient threats than the West.
The Australian : TWO Australian citizens have been killed in a US airstrike in Yemen in what is the first known example of Australian extremists dying as a result of Washington’s highly controversial use of predator drones.
The Australian has been told the two men, believed to be in their 20s, were killed in a Predator drone strike on five al-Qa’ida militants travelling in a convoy of cars in Hadramout, in eastern Yemen, on November 19.
Muslim Official Says Killed Hindu Foes 'Punished by Allah'
Zee News : Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh): Uttar Pradesh's Minority Affairs Minister Mohd Azam Khan seems uncontrollable.
He told a stunned gathering at Bijnor town that the untimely deaths of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and his brother Sanjay Gandhi were "acts of Allah".
The Election Commission banned all public meetings, speeches and campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls hours after the comment.
The senior minister in the Samajwadi Party government of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said both Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi had committed "serious crimes" and were "punished by Allah" and which is why they met brutal deaths.
Addressing an election rally in Bijnor Friday evening, Khan said while Sanjay Gandhi was responsible for mass and forcible sterlization during the emergency rule of his mother, former prime minister Indira Gandhi, he accused former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi of incurring the "wrath of gods" as he had presided over the opening of the Babri mosque to Hindus for prayers. Read it all here...........
Three universities recently had to change decisions due to pressure from Muslim organizations.
The U.S. university Brandeis in Massachusetts has had to pull back
plans to give an honorary doctorate to the Islam-critical woman Ayaan
And it’s not the first time that an American university is
forced on the defensive and has to withdraw a decision because strong
and powerful Islamist groups have gone on the offensive. A few weeks
ago, the University of Michigan and University of Illinois changed their
decision to screen an Islam-critical film because Muslim interest
groups in the United States threatened the universities with lawsuits if
they showed the film.
It is certainly not in accord with the universities’ best interests
that they need to retreat. Commentators in the United States says that
political correctness is influencing academia. The Muslim organizations
are too strong and have success lobbying to prevent Islam critics to
Muslim Issue : Relations between Muslims and Germans are “not so good” says one Muslim in the videoclip.
Huh? Really?? How can that be! Muslims get along with eeeeveryone. Surely the whole fault must be with the Germans, bloody kuffars!
This is so unusual and rare. Muslims are forever the victims of bigotry and Islamophobia! That is the only explanation for the 3 millon+ Germans assaulted by Muslims in the last decade, and the 7,500 who have died in Muslim hate crimes. Read it all here......
Premium Times : “The accused called the girl to a corner inside the mosque, removed her pants, used his hand to cover her mouth and raped her.”
An Abule Egba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 35-year-old Islamic scholar, also called alfa, Muideen Bilau, at Kirikiri Minimum Prisons for allegedly defiling a minor inside a mosque.
The Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, who gave the order, adjourned the case to April 22 for the bail application of the accused.
The accused, who lives at 10, Folarinwa St., Egan, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to the twin- charge of sexual assault by penetration and engaging in sexual activity without consent.
The prosecutor, Racheal Williams had told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 7 at a mosque at 59, Obajimi St., Egan, Lagos.
According to her, the accused went to the mosque to pray where he saw a three-year-old girl, who came in company of her mother for prayers. Read it all here............
Remember: Government is not our master By Kevin D. Williamson
National Review : A great deal of the discussion about the Cliven Bundy standoff in Nevada has focused on the legal questions — the litigation between Mr. Bundy and the BLM, his eccentric (i.e., batzoid) legal rationales, etc.
But as Rich Lowry and others have argued, this is best understood not as a legal proceeding but as an act of civil disobedience. John Hinderaker and Rich both are correct that as a legal question Mr. Bundy is legless. But that is largely beside the point.
Of course the law is against Cliven Bundy.
How could it be otherwise? The law was against Mohandas Gandhi, too, when he was tried for sedition; Mr. Gandhi himself habitually was among the first to acknowledge that fact, refusing to offer a defense in his sedition case and arguing that the judge had no choice but to resign, in protest of the perfectly legal injustice unfolding in his courtroom, or to sentence him to the harshest sentence possible, there being no extenuating circumstances for Mr. Gandhi’s intentional violation of the law.
Henry David Thoreau was happy to spend his time in jail, knowing that the law was against him, whatever side justice was on.
Daily News : JERUSALEM — The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Passover Seder.
Speaking in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh said the attack outside the city of Hebron “brought back life to the path of resistance” against Israel and warned of more attacks in the Palestinian territory.
Monday’s shooting came just before the start of the weeklong Jewish holiday of Passover as families gather after sundown for the Seder meal. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. Read it all here........
Syrian army seizes ancient Christian town near Lebanon border
Pre-war photo of Maaloula Blazing Cat Fur : (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters recaptured the
town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, on Monday, military sources and
state television said, further squeezing rebels' supply routes through
the Qalamoun mountains into Lebanon.
Islamist fighters, some from the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, had taken
over part of the ancient Christian town in December and held several
nuns captive until releasing them in March in a prisoner-exchange deal.
Government forces have recaptured several rebel-held areas and border
towns in recent months, closing off supply routes from Lebanon and
securing the main highway leading north from Damascus toward central
Syria, Homs and the Mediterranean. Maaloula, 5 km (3 miles) from the main road linking Damascus to Homs,
has changed hands at least four times in attacks and counter-assaults by
rebels and government forces.
Library of Staffanstorp, after being visited by “youths.” Books are impure…
Jihad Watch : Swedish media never give any description of criminals, to avoid
people forming a negative view of Muslims and the government’s
There has even been examples of newspapers
pixelating the photos of immigrant criminals with pink pixels to further distort reality.
Staffanstorp is a small town just outside Muslim-dominated Malmö, and ungdomsgäng (youth gang) is synonymous with Muslim gang in the Swedish media. Via 10news.dk, translated from Avpixlat. Boko Haram in Sweden?:
UK: Anti-terror chief chosen to investigate Muslim school takeover plot, sparking concern he’ll “undermine confidence” of Muslims
Jihad Watch : Birmingham
City Council leader Sir Albert Bore said: “Peter Clarke will need to
give careful consideration to building a strong relationship with us
and, given his recent counter-terrorism responsibilities in London,
ensure that his investigation does not undermine the confidence of our
Now wait just a minute, Bore. This is a plot by Islamic
supremacists to take over schools, and it is up to the investigator to
win the confidence of Muslim communities?
Why isn’t it up to the Muslim
communities to win the confidence of the investigator? And Peter Clarke
was a counter-terrorism investigator, so his appointment is
“unfortunate”? But Britain bans people from entering the country if they
dare suggest that the dogma that all Muslims in the country are
moderate Western-oriented pluralists, right?
So if all the Muslims in
the UK are moderate, Western-oriented pluralists, why would they be
offended by a counter-terror investigator? Aren’t they against
terrorism? Just another day in Stupid Britannia.
“Anti-Terror Chief To Probe ‘Muslim School Plot,’” from Sky News, April 15 :
Sweden: Muslims set up homemade traffic control: “People are terrified…It is a way to intimidate the population.”
Jihad Watch : I recently wrote about how 50 gang members, probably Black Cobra (a Muslim gang), attacked the police in Skäggetorp. Now, Muslims have created their own traffic control in and out of the city. Via 10news.dk, translated from Corren:
Police have received calls that criminals have set up their own roadblocks in connection with the riots in Skäggetorp.
According to Thomas Agnevik, police spokesman, there is evidence that
criminals should have stopped cars in Skäggetorp both Sunday night and
This was reportedly on Nygårdsvägen, at the entrance to
the center of Skäggetorp city.
“It’s very serious, of course, people are terrified. It is a way to
elevate themselves, to gain respect and intimidate the population. It is
part of their strategy,” says Thomas Agnevik.
Several people called Corren newspaper and told of masked Black Cobra
members completely unperturbed created their own traffic controls and
scared people who were on their way into Skäggetorps center.
Nigeria: Islamic jihadists abduct 100 schoolgirls as sex slaves
Jihad Watch : This verse,Qur’an 4:3 is the basis for Islamic polygamy, allowing a man to take
as many as four wives, as long as he believes he is able to “deal
justly” with all of them.
But justice in these circumstances is in the
eye of the beholder. Ibn Kathir says this the requirement to deal justly
with one”s wives is no big deal, since treating them justly isn’t the
same as treating them equally: “it is not obligatory to treat them
equally, rather it is recommended. So if one does so, that is good, and
if not, there is no harm on him.”
Jihad Watch : In “The Boston bombing and the ‘Islamophobia’ scam” at the Daily Caller
today, I show how the Boston Marathon jihad bombing was the bitter
fruit of the ongoing anti-”Islamophobia” witch hunt conducted by the
Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations and its allied
I discuss this at greater length in my book Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About We’re In.
When Islamic jihadists set off two bombs last year at the
Boston Marathon, murdering three people and wounded 260, maiming some
for life, they brought to fruition not only their own plot, but the
whole enterprise of making Americans think that there is a big problem
of “Islamophobia” in this country.
As this grim anniversary of the April
15, 2013 bombings approaches, it is useful to recall what the ongoing
drumbeat over “Islamophobia” is really all about: enabling Islamic jihad
With the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon jihad bombings now here (April 15), the New York Times made
yet another attempt to exonerate the Obama Administration of
responsibility for one of its manifest failures, claiming that an
inspector general’s report on the bombings was an “exoneration of the
F.B.I.,” as it showed that “the Russian government declined to provide
the F.B.I. with information about one of the Boston Marathon bombing
suspects that would most likely have led to more extensive scrutiny of
him at least two years before the attack.”
See? The bombing was all the fault of that scoundrel Putin. It had
nothing to do with the FBI, because of fecklessness and political
correctness, failing to act properly on information the Russians gave
Boston Globe : Dutch Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt, killed in Syria last week just shy of his 76th birthday, personified the best of the missionary spirit in Catholicism.
He spent 50 years in his adopted country, humbly serving poor and disabled persons regardless of their race or religion.Whenever a Syrian came to his door seeking help, van der Lugt told a friend, “I don’t see Muslims or Christians, only human beings.”
At the time of his death, van der Lugt was the last Westerner in the bitterly contested city of Homs. On Monday morning, a still-unidentified assailant dragged him into the street outside his Jesuit residence, beat him, and then shot him twice in the head. Most observers believe the killer was an Islamic radical, though a few suspect the Assad regime may have orchestrated the murder in order to blame the rebels.
For the last several years, van der Lugt served at a small center for mentally and physically disabled people. A Muslim charity would give him around nine pounds of flour every week, which he turned into bread, giving half a loaf to the 30 neediest people he knew. Read it all here........
Malaysian Insider : There was a time when Malaysia was known for its institutions – a civil service that facilitated rapid development from an agrarian economy to an industrialised one, a judiciary that was held in high esteem of the Commonwealth, and a military that defeated a communist insurgency.
Today, more than 50 years as a nation spanning from Perlis to Sabah, we see ineptitude and incompetency, a complete meltdown of Malaysian institutions.
The Attorney-General now farms out cases to an Umno lawyer; the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) leads an organisation which does not act when a High Court rules; the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) suffers a credibility deficit; and the air force has not covered itself with any glory.
So who do Malaysians turn to in time of need?
Not any of the above, it appears. Sad but true.
The saga of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared with 239 people on board on March 8, has confirmed what Malaysians have suspected for a long time. That there is not much meritocracy and thinking going on in the civil service.
Turkey ‘aided Islamist fighters’ in attack on Syrian town
A severely damaged house in the Armenian Christian town of Kasab Blazing Cat Fur : Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against
the Armenian town of Kasab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told the
In an operation that was months in the planning, Turkish authorities
gave rebel groups the mandate they needed to attack, allowing them
access through a heavily militarised Turkish border post, whose location
was strategically vital to the success of the assault. "Turkey did us a big favour," said a Syrian activist with the rebel
group, whose name the Telegraph knows but has been asked not to reveal.
"They allowed our guys to enter from their border post. "You can see why we needed to take Kasab," said Dr Mahmoud, diplomacy
envoy for the Islamic Front. "You can see what has happened. Now the regime is very very afraid."
The Turkish foreign ministry has issued a statement stating that the claims that the government aided the opposition in the attack are "totally unfounded and untrue". The attack on Kasab sparked dark memories of the Ottoman massacres for its inhabitants, and a hysterical flurry across social media from pro-government sources claiming horrific massacres in the town.
Residents themselves brought up memories of massacres in 1909, and the genocide in 1915, when Kasab villagers were slaughterd in their thousands by the Ottomans.
Frankly, the Palestinian Arabs should be celebrating their dumb luck that they happen to live next to and among Jews in Israel,where
biology trumps ideology, and where Israel’s actions don’t mirror how
they are treated by the Palestinian Arabs: with acts of terrorism,
hatred, and glorification of murderers.
If the Palestinians lived anywhere else in the Arab and Muslim world
they would be persecuted and the media and world would not report nor
care about their fate. That is really how most of the rest of their
so-called Arab brethren treat them – as political pawns and pariahs in
their war on the Jews.
Peace is a long way away. It’s not helped by the moral narcissists and useful idiots on the Left.
Too many on the Left, including in academia, engage in Stockholm
syndrome, becoming emotionally attached to and sympathetic with the
victimizers, the terrorists (who, ironically, would slit their throats
if given the chance).
The status quo is terrible. But all of the alternatives to date are existentially dangerous to Israel. The
onus must be on the Palestinian-Arabs to prove they truly are
interested in recognition and peaceful co-existence with Israel. For the
past 66 years, they have in fact proved the exact opposite.
The Left’s jealousy and envy of Israel’s amazing success and
humanitarian accomplishments; their self-hatred; failure to listen to
what the Judeo-Christian world’s enemies advocate; appeasing them;
excusing them is breathtakingly presumptuous and arrogant.
In The Land Of The Impure - Commercial project threatens historic temple
Blazing Cat Fur : A Hindu temple in Pakistan is under threat by the construction of a
While the builders say the project is beneficial for
Karachi's denizens, the minority Hindus see it as another assault on
their faith. For 150 years, the Shri Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple has been the center of
spirituality and festivity for the Hindus living in the southern
Pakistani city of Karachi. The underground temple is also known for its
architectural brilliance. Each year, a grand festival at the temple
attracts more than 25,000 pilgrims from all over the country. Just a stone's throw away from this historic temple, property tycoon
Malik Riaz is constructing the country's tallest building. The Bahria
Town commercial plaza is going to be 853-feet tall with more than 59
floors. Recently, to ease the flow of traffic near the project, the
developers have started building a flyover and an underpass. H. K. Rajput, a Karachi-based Hindu, told Deutsche Welle that at the
start of the skyscraper's construction in 2008, the Hindu worshipers had
no idea about the threats the building would pose to the temple.Read it all here.......
Plan to Honor Fallen NYPD Fails over Fears of Muslim Displeasure
New york Daily News : A plan to honor a Harlem cop killed by Nation of Islam radicals is drowning under a flood of racial tensions created more than four decades ago, but no one wants to throw it a lifeline — not even the NYPD’s new top cop.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is distancing himself from the controversial push to get the street in front of the 28th Precinct renamed in honor of Officer Phillip Cardillo, who was shot and killed inside a mosque run by Louis Farrakhan in 1972 — noting that the community should make the final decision.
"The Police Commissioner always welcomes the honoring and memorializing of fallen NYPD officers,” Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis, the NYPD’s top spokesman, said when asked if Bratton favored the street renaming. “However, the issue of street naming is primarily a decision for the community board and other local leaders." Read it all here......
Report: 10,000 British Girls Victimized by Sex Gangs
World Net Daily : Under pressure from political correctness, authorities have allowed Muslim pedophile gangs in the United Kingdom to groom underage girls for sexual abuse for decades, victimizing as many as 10,000 schoolgirls, according to a report by an organization calling for an investigation.
“What we believe is required is a full-scale public inquiry,” the Law and Freedom Foundation said in the conclusion of its 300-plus page report, “Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery.”
The group said the public inquiry “must look into the failures of national agencies, child-care charities, and academics to study this problem.”
“The inquiry must look into what police forces knew and when they knew these things.
Is it true that Lancashire police knew about grooming gang activities in the 1970s? How much information did they have, and how credible was it? Why has the problem of the grooming of Sikh girls by these gangs been kept off the national agenda from 1988 to 2013?
Did Islamic fundamentalist organizations encourage Muslim men to go out and deceive and groom non-Muslim women?”
The foundation said its report examines the grooming gangs activities, the connection to Islam and the scale of the problem. Read it all here....
Religion of Peace Cleric Prays for Slaughter of Hindus, Buddhists
News.Com.Au : POLICE say they will not act against a radical preacher who publicly prayed for the slaughter of Hindus and Buddhists, leaving him free to spread his messages of hatred.
A sermon videotaped in South Australia last year also showed Sheikh Sharif Hussein accusing Australian troops, whom he called “crusader pigs”, of helping to rape tens of thousands of women in Iraq, but SA police say he has broken no laws.
This has prompted outspoken SA conservative senator Cory Bernardi to demand changes to race-hate laws, or the way they are enforced.
He says the police decision proves that Australian freedoms are “being used against us” and claims that any similar attack on the sheik’s fundamentalist Muslim ideologies would be met with outrage.
Islam, 'Honor' Violence, and the Silence of the Progressives
Blazing Cat Fur : People prepared to label opposition to employer-paid contraceptives a
"war on women" are generally much less willing to channel their outrage
at the savagery of honor killings or child marriages in non-Western
"They fear treading on cultural toes," saysJasvinder
Sanghera, one of the film's featured advocates. "We're constantly having
to remind them that cultural acceptance does not mean accepting the
unacceptable." For Sanghera, who fled a forced marriage as a young teen, this is no
abstract theory. She is haunted by the memory of her sister, Ravina, who
committed suicide rather than "dishonor" her family by leaving the
husband she was forced to marry.
Palestinian Authority security forces used force to
disperse and arrest Palestinian activists who tried to prevent Indians
from performing a dance in Ramallah on April 12. The activists accused the Indian Classical Dance Performance, Kathak, of
appearing before members of the Indian community in Tel Aviv, saying
this was a form of "normalization" with Israel.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of
Israel, an anti-Israel group that claims to be pro-Palestinian, issued a
statement calling for boycotting the Indian dancers who had been invited to attend a Palestinian book fair in Ramallah.
The group said that the Indian dancers' performance in Tel Aviv came in "wake of an upsurge in the fierce onslaught against the Palestinian people by the Israeli Occupation Forces."
Boy's head found in home of convicted Pakistani cannibals
Blazing Cat Fur : (Reuters) - Pakistani police re-arrested a convicted cannibal on Monday after finding a young boy's head in his home. Mohammad Arif, 35, and his brother Mohammad Farman, 30, from the small
town of Darya Khan in central Pakistan, served two years in jail for
cannibalism and were released last year.
Police said the two had dug up more than 100 corpses from the local graveyard and eaten them. "Residents informed police after a stench emanated from the house of the
two brothers. We raided the house on Monday morning and found the head
of a young boy," a district police chief, Ameer Abdullah, told Reuters. "We have arrested one of the brothers, Mohammad Arif, and are conducting raids for the arrest of the other brother." Police were searching nearby graveyards to see if they had been disturbed, he said.
Ex-Egypt general wants St Catherine’s monastery, constructed pre-Islam, demolished and the monks deported
St. Catherine’s Monastery was constructed between 527 and 565 AD, by the order of Emperor Justinian Blazing Cat Fur : Citing the supposed threat posed to national security, a retired
Egyptian army general has filed a legal case in his efforts to see
UNESCO-listed heritage site St. Catherine’s Monastery demolished, Ahram
News website reported Sunday.
Ahmed Ragai Attiya claimed the monastery, in south Sinai, was not
historic but built in 2006, adding that the area had become a haven for
“foreigners.” Attiya also urged for the deportation of the monastery’s
Greek monks as he claimed they jeopardizing Egypt’s national security. The monastery’s lawyer, Ihab Ramzy, said that in May 2012 Attiya
obtained 71 administrative orders to demolish the historic site’s
multiple churches, monk living quarters, gardens and other places of
interest in the grounds. Attiya, who founded the Egyptian army’s special operations unit in 1978,
said in an interview with private channel ONTV on Thursday that he had
recently reinitiated his efforts to destroy the monastery.He expressed agitation over the monastery’s raising of the Greek flag
and foreigners occupying Egyptian land, which he described as a breach
of national security and the country’s sovereignty.
Arabs must unite before seeking a permanent seat at the U.N.
Blazing Cat Fur : Since the beginning of the new century, Arabs have demanded a permanent seat in the U.N. Security Council.
demand came in response to the U.N.’s promises of reform. The U.N., as
its high-ranking officials have confessed, is an organization that has
aged and became weak and outdated. The reasons of its establishment
since the fall of the axis powers have changed. Kuwait’s permanent delegate to the U.N., Mansour al-Otaibi, voiced the
Arab group’s demand for a permanent seat. He reminded everyone there
that the number of Arab states that exist had grown from five in 1945 to
22 today. The truth is, we Arabs deserve more than a seat, not because of our big
number but because of our numerous problems and causes. Whether we like
it or not, our issues occupy most international organizations, from the
Security Council, to the General Assembly, to the Refugee Agency, to the
International Court of Justice, to the Human Rights Council, to the
Food and Agriculture Organization, to UNESCO and the World Health
Organization. Despite that, I wish I could hear Otaibi’s opinion on how the Arab vs.
Arab struggle over a permanent seat will be resolved, that is if we
assume that the U.N. has decided to grant a seat to us in the first
place. Will the seat belong to Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt,
Algeria or Morocco? It’s a very important position. Saudi Arabia’s
experience of rejecting the U.N. Security Council seat - though it was
honorable and temporary - will not be repeated...
Blazing Cat Fur : Some of the “freedom fighters” who are at war against the evil tyrant
Assad in Syria, the “rebels” whom both U.S. President Obama and British
Prime Minister Cameron wanted to help, have now been re-classified as
“the biggest threat to Britain’s security” and a “greater threat than al-Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
The British Home Office identifies Syria as “the most significant development in global terrorism.”
Arutz Sheva : British MP George Galloway, who is known for his hatred towards Israel and his backing of the Hamas terrorist group, recently compared Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto, and the residents of the region to the Jews who led the Warsaw Ghetto uprising during World War II.
The comments were made by Galloway on his weekly show on the government-run Iranian English-language Press TV channel on April 12.
The remarks were posted to the internet by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Read it all here........
Blazing Cat Fur : There’s an area of French society bleak beyond any let’s-pretend action-plan or incantatory chorus about brotherhood.
The country’s existential problem of coming to terms with more than five
million Muslims in its midst—and how these immigrants and citizens
accommodate (or flout) French law and custom—is deepening into a new
phase of what is described as intolerance, seeming incompatibility, and
political polarization. Minus the multi-syllabic wadding, reality says France is knee-deep in
racial and religious nastiness. It is widely perceived at schools, in
the metro and on the streets. And it precludes evasion.
New Year’s carbeque, 2014
“An unhealthy climate grows day after day in our country,” the leaders
of four major religious denominations warned in a statement over the
weekend. “It's urgent to react and get a grip on ourselves.” But the problem doesn’t go in a single direction. It involves a dissolving and disputed notion of French identity.
As real as discrimination against Muslims has become, researchers
describe the growth of Muslim communities at the edges of large French
cities that are developing parallel cultures. They are said to demand an
allegiance to fundamentalist Islam, thus antagonizing the national
majority's notion of the French way of life.
Overlooked by our media, purposely obscured by our own government,
and unnoticed by the vast majority of Americans, the turmoil of the
Islamic world’s “Arab Spring” has become an “Arab Winter,” bringing new
threats of terror to America. New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer, an expert
on Islam and terrorism, reveals why America is shockingly unequipped to
face this threat.
Why the Obama administration has opted to appease rather than confront Islamic extremists in the United States
The continued folly of our immigration laws, which could let terrorists slip in unnoticed
Stories buried by the media and the Justice Department: how an
Islamic terrorist plotted to blow up Wichita’s airport and other nearly
How a secret document seized from the Muslim Brotherhood in the
United States — a group the Obama administration has zealously
befriended — reveals the organization’s radical Islamic goals (including
the imposition of sharia law in America)
How a Seattle nightclub was set on fire on New Year’s Eve — in what
may be the first manifestation of violent sharia morals enforcement in
the United States
How the Obama administration scrubbed vital, accurate information
about Islamic jihad from its counterterrorism training materials — to
appease Muslim pressure groups
How Muslim “civil rights organizations” are pressuring potential
witnesses to terror crimes not to cooperate with the authorities
‘iPriest’ launches Arabic app for Catholic prayers to skirt Islamic bans
Jihad Watch : The
fact that this app is necessary at all is telling.
In all too many
Muslim countries, non-Muslims are subject to strict censorship. In
non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims censor themselves to avoid offending
the delicate sensitivities of Muslims.
Where in the world can the truth
about Islam and jihad be spoken freely? In a rapidly diminishing arena.
“‘iPriest’ launches Arabic app for Catholic prayers to skirt Islamic bans,” by Tom Kington, the Telegraph, April 14 : A tech-savvy priest who has worked on social media
technology for the Vatican is launching a new app he claims will
challenge censorship of Christian prayers in Muslim countries.
Launched on Saturday through iTunes, iBreviary in Arabic will give
Arabic-speaking priests all the daily prayers they need on their
iPhones, enabling them to skirt bans in the sale of the Catholic
breviary in parts of the Islamic world.
shamelessness with which they maintain the victimhood narrative, even
as their coreligionists are murdering people wholesale in accord with
texts and teachings of their religion, is breathtaking to behold.
“Nigeria bus bombing: Blasts at bus station kill 71,” from AFP, April 14 :
No one particularly cares — to care about such
questions would be “Islamophobic.” But imagine the outcry if American
taxpayers were funding grants from US Embassies to promote Christianity.
That would make the front page of the New York Times and be the top
story on all the nightly news shows. “US Government Promoting Islam in Czech Republic,” by Soeren Kern at the Gatestone Institute, April 14: The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at
promoting Islam in public elementary and secondary schools across the
Nigeria: Muslim leaders decry “plight of Muslims,” get “Special Adviser on Islamic Affairs”
Jihad Watch : Islamic
supremacist groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR) routinely claim victim status in the U.S., trying to
curtail counter-terror efforts by charging that they victimize innocent
This, however, makes Nihad Awad and Ibrahim Hooper look like
pikers. In a country in which Islamic jihadists murderChristiansandothers
with impunity on a nearly daily basis, Islamic leaders are lamenting
the “plight of Muslims” and compelling President Goodluck Jonathan to
appoint a “Special Adviser on Islamic Affairs.”
As grotesquely opportunistic and manipulative as this is, it shows why Muslims so often claim victim status: it works. “Sambo reconciles Muslim leaders with Jonathan,” by Hassan Ibrahim-Kaduna for the Nigerian Tribune, April 14 (typography as in original):
UK: Inquiry into Muslim school takeover plot widens to 15 schools
Jihad Watch : It’s
a good thing that British authorities are investigating this.
plot had succeeded, then “hardline Muslims” would be teaching British
schoolchildren that it is “racist” and “bigoted” to object to Muslims
jeering at and attacking British soldiers returning from Afghanistan.
That those who oppose jihad terror and Islamic supremacism are “not
conducive to the public good,” and that groups like the Muslim
Brotherhood should be allowed to operate freely in the U.K., or at least
to do so after a perfunctory and apologetic investigation, and that
non-Muslims should never, ever say or do anything that Muslims find
offensive, for that would be the cardinal sin of “Islamophobia.”
if this plot had succeeded, one might have thought that British
authorities were allowing the country to gallop toward Islamization. “Inquiry into ‘Islam plot’ widens to 15 schools,” from the Telegraph, April 13 :
Malaysia: Muslim group complains of Malay language in Easter pageant
Jihad Watch : Fresh
off forbidding Christians to use the word “Allah,” Muslims in modern,
moderate Malaysia are objecting to their using Bahasa Malaysia (National Language) in an
That would be tantamount to “proselytizing,” you see,
and Christians are strictly barred from proselytizing in that
progressive, forward-looking land.
The adjectives are not sarcastic. Sharia restrictions on the freedom
of speech and freedom of action of non-Muslims is exactly where we are
“progressing,” and where the “progressives” who dominate government,
media, and education are taking us.
“Now, Muslim group complains of Malay language in Easter pageant,” from the Malay Mail Online, April 14 :
Blazing Cat Fur : In
many ways, holding themselves responsible for their fate has served the
Rather than sink into the comfort of victimhood, people and
communities took action to improve themselves. But when ethics become
pious dogma, it leads to a loving embrace of every slander.
is hyper-sensitivity to any accusation that demeans the ethical purity
of the assimilated Jew.The Crusades were bad for the Jews. Vast armies on a mission to liberate the holy land from Islam first sharpened their blades against their non-believing neighbors.
Whole Jewish communities were slaughtered; some by sword, some by fire. The cruelty was such that some rabbis advocated mass suicide as the only way to avoid the coming devastation.
The survivors tried to understand their suffering, given their belief in a protective, loving God. It had to be their fault, they concluded; they suffered on account of failing to live up to their religious ethics. Ironically, their Christian persecutors felt the same way about their victims.
Only the tiniest minority of Americans shares such hatred. Unlike attacks on Jews in Europe where a rising tide of anti-Semitism has called the viability of Jewish life there into question, even a shocking event such as this one doesn’t change the fact that Jew hatred remains.
Anti-Jewish attacks outnumber those directed at Muslims by a huge
margin. In every year since 9/11, the numbers show that attacks on
Muslims are far less frequent than those on Jews.
This is especially
important to remember not just because of the sad violence in Kansas
City but because so much of the media and other institutions are so
heavily invested in the myths about Islamophobia while not taking strong
stands against non-violent forms of anti-Semitism, such as the movement
to wage economic warfare against the State of Israel.
Jihad Watch : Here
is a good account — by the victim — of yet another Islamic supremacist
attempt to shut down the freedom of speech, with the aid of the British
This one failed. There will be many, many other such
attempts, and probably more from the mendacious, grievance-mongering
taqiyya artist Fiyaz Mughal.
“Showdown in Birmingham,” by Tim Burton at LibertyGB, April 12:
I took a last mouthful of cappuccino and glanced out of
the window of the restaurant over the road from the Birmingham
Magistrates’ Court. A small group of demonstrators had already arrived
on the court steps and were busy setting up placards and handing out
leaflets to curious passers-by.
It was time to go. It was Tuesday 8th of
April, and the time was just after 9am. I was scheduled to appear in Court 13 of the court later that morning to answer a charge of Racially Aggravated Harassment – a charge which had been brought by the Crown Prosecution Service following my interview with West Midlands Police some four months earlier.
A gentleman by the name of Fiyaz Mughal had complained that I was harassing him on Twitter by referring to him as a “mendacious grievance-mongering taqiyya-artist” and a “lying Muslim scumbag” – words which I had indeed used in relation to the gentleman in question – and he had seen a chance to exact revenge by using the forces of law and order to do his dirty work for him.