Sunday, February 25, 2018

Germany: Art Gallery takes down satirical Erdogan picture, but keeps similar Trump and Kim Jong-un ones on display.

(Karlsruhe)  is currently hosting the Art Karlsruhe fair. Like many art fairs, artists display their work and for Thomas Baumgärtel his Banana Sprayer artwork whose trademark motif is an Andy Warhol-style banana.  On display are 3 satirical pictures of the leaders of the US, North Korea and Turkey.
However the artist complained Friday after the gallery took down a painting that depicts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a banana in his buttocks. It appears a Turkish journalist saw the picture, took a picture texted it back to Turkey and as is the way of the Turk, complained thatthe picture is a "racist and vulgar attack" on their president. As Muslims in the West are known to murder death kill on the slightest provocation, the fair organisers have taken down the picture of the Turkish dictator so as to avoid trouble. The thing is they left up the pictures of President Trump and  Kim Jong-un. Funny how, the left have no problem painting the leaders of the US and North Korea as the biggest threats to world peace. Yet take down the picture of the leader of a so called Islamic nation. (well so they keep telling me) 

That people is how the West now appeases Islam whenever they make a fuss about something they object to. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Yemen: Suicide bombers hit counter-terrorist base, kill 14, injure 40.

(Aden) A suicide attack today highlights the Byzantine nature of the war inside Yemen . The attack by Islamic state on the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday highlights killing 14 and injuring 40 shows how complicated the situation in the country is. On the side of the rebels we have Iran. They had the forces of the ex president on his side, but when they killed him off the other month, that saw his forces join the otherside. On the side of the official UN recognised Government we have Saudi Arabia and other gulf states. In between we have ISIS and Al qaeda.  Then on top of all that  we have the US which is fighting Al Qaeda.If that wasn't complicated enough the tribes of the south who were fighting the rebels on the side of the Government and Saudi Arabia, decided to make a play for power themselves and have carved themselves their own little caliphate under the remit of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC)  who captured the port city of Aden and the surrounding area at the end of January 2018. 

Graphic taken from Critical threats
Which was where the bombings today took place. The first bomb targeted an anti-terrorism military camp with detention facilities for suspected militants, while the other targeted an office for the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) which is also the residence of Aden’s former governor, Aidarous al-Zubaidi,

Graphic taken from the Guardian

Islamic State, in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for what it described as two "martyrdom operations"  The attack was the first one of its kind in southern Yemen since the southern separatists took the city from the Hadi government over control of the city. 

Anybody else notice that a Sunni terrorist organisation which a lot of people claim is funded by Saudi Arabian citizens  just happened to hit a town that used to be under the control of SA and its allies in an area that ISIS hasn’t shown its face for a while.

Switzerland: Muslim body justifies FGM

(Bern)  I wrote the other week about how the spokesman for the Islamic Cultural Centre in Ireland not only justified female genital mutilation (FGM)  but explained a way around the First world ban on this barbaric practice on Prime time TV by saying:
“There is no difference between FGM and female circumcision: “They are the experts. If they say there is no difference, there is no difference. Thus the latter should be allowed but only in instances where this was recommended and allowed by doctors.”
As you can imagine this went down like a lead balloon in Ireland and Dr Ali Selim (Dr as in academic) was forced to apologise by..playing the victim by blaming the  media, which he said, behaved like “a lynch mob” The above just goes to show how Muslims living in the West when they feel strong enough, try to subvert the way of the land in which to accommodate intolerant practices which have no place in any civilised society.

And so it is, in Switzerland where a local paper has found the Islamic Central Council Switzerland actually mirrors the Islamic Cultural Centre in Ireland in its views on FGM on its web site. Where it explains the difference between FGM and Sunna circumcision. (Sunna been, the traditional portion of Muslim law based on Muhammad's words or acts, accepted (together with the Koran) as authoritative by Muslims and followed particularly by Sunni Muslims.) So in otherwords  Lawful as deemed under Islamic law. This it explains by the following chapter on the above web site:
Translated using Google

III. The opinions of scholars
Scholars agree in the vast majority that the woman's Sunnah circumcision is legitimate in Islam and that she is attested by the normative sources. Rather, the question is how they classed . The practice of female circumcision : the majority of scholars among the Hanafites and Malikites see female circumcision as a Sunna and noble act. The circumcision of the woman is not classified as an obligation. An overwhelming majority of Shafiite and Hanbalitic scholars, as well as creams among the Malikites, consider circumcision to be a binding sunna / wadjib for women as well.

Which it concludes with

IV. Conclusion
In this summary on circumcision of women, it could be shown beyond doubt that besides the "sanctuary" circumcision, which is not sanctioned by Islamic normativity, there is a clear indication of a much more moderate Sunnah practice in the relevant sources of law (Ahaddith) the clitoral prepuce). Even the jurists did not argue about the validity of the practice, but only about the question of classification, as wâdjib or sunna (mustahabb). Accordingly, there is no law school that would not have at least categorized female circumcision as sunna.
However as they know FGM is illegal across the civilised world (Including Switzerland) they add a disclaimer.
* Disclaimer: Due to FGM's legal prohibitions in some countries, including Switzerland,  and uncertainty about the legal status of Sunna circumcision, it is advisable to seek advice from a specialist before considering such an intervention .

Translated using google
Isn't it funny how Muslims living in the West try to excuse and get around practices not only banned by the host country, but by the UN, by playing the medical card.

Holland: Palestinian rioter sues company for selling police dogs to Israel

(Amsterdam)  19 year old Palestinian   Hamze Abu Hashem is suing   a Dutch dog breeder who sold a dog to the Israeli army that he claims bit him during a riot in the West Bank in 2014. The incident caught on film shows Hashem been apprehended after taking part in stone throwing which he stated in his paperwork  as h thought it necessary to throw stones at soldiers. For which he was sentenced to six months imprisonment and fined 4,000 shekels ($1000)

Anyway Hamzes is demanding ten thousand euros for immaterial damage and a thousand euros for psychological help. He also wants the company to get a ban on ever delivering dogs to Israel. His lawyer stated:
“My client has severe scars that he will have to wear the rest of his life. In addition, he is heavily traumatized by the attack. He shakes when he hears dogs barking, is nervous and afraid to go to bed and sleepwalking”

Somalia: Bomb attacks on presidential palace., kills 18, injures 20

(Mogadishu) At least 18 people have been killed after two car bomb attacks in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Police said the first car bomb went off after militants breached a checkpoint near the president's residence by shooting at security personnel. The second blast was in a car parked in front of a hotel away from the palace. Security forces shot dead five gunmen suspected of trying to attack the building.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Belgium: Muslims win right to wear Hijab in School.

(Tongeren) A law banning the full-face veil came into effect in Belgium in July 2011. The law bans any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. In December 2012, Belgium's Constitutional Court rejected appeals for the ban to be annulled, ruling that it did not violate human rights. Before the law was passed, the burka was already banned in several districts under old local laws originally designed to stop people masking their faces completely at carnival time.

The above didn't go down well with the local Islamic population who took Belgium to court on a number of occasions in which to win the right to cover up. That last was last year when the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Belgium's ban on face veils does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

Not ones to give up, the Muslims then took the government to court in the Belgique municipality of Maasmechelen and today a judge in Tongeren decided that 11 school girls have a right to cover up as the school regulations go against the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees freedom of religion.

I wonder when we will see the reverse in Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and parts of Pakistan?

Holland: Votes to recognise Armenian 'genocide', Ankara not happy.

(The Hague. )The Dutch parliament voted Thursday overwhelmingly voted in favour of recognising the mass killing of Armenians in the early 1900s under the Ottoman Empire as "genocide", in a move that has pissed off the Turks which replied in a statement:
"We strongly condemn the decision of the Netherlands' House of Representatives today to recognize the 1915 events as 'genocide' The decision has no place in either history or justice. Therefore, it has no legal binding or validity. “
Turkey's position on the events of 1915 is that deaths of over 1.5 million Armenian's in eastern Anatolia in 1915 occurred after some sided with invading Russians and revolted against Ottoman forces. A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in numerous casualties. Ankara does not recognise the claim of genocide but acknowledges there were casualties on both sides during World War I. In fact so strong is this inability to accept the truth, that people have been murdered in Turkey for mentioning the Armenian 'genocide'.

The irony here, is Turkey has no problem playing the genocide card against Israel (where the Arab population is growing faster than the Jewish one) of finger pointing at the US, Germany, France and the Greeks regards past indiscretions , yet the fact remains when the shoe is on the other foot, the Turks scream and stamp their tiny little feet in which to scream foul play. Which kind of explains another dig the Turks made at the Dutch:
"The unfounded decisions taken by the parliament of a country which closed its eyes to the Srebrenica massacre... have no place in history,"
This isn't the first time the Turks have thrown a hissy fit:

In 2006, Turkey condemned a French parliamentary vote which would make it a crime to deny that Armenians had suffered genocide. The bill did not become law - but Turkey suspended military ties.

In March 2007, Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Washington after a US congressional committee narrowly approved a resolution branding the killings as "genocide.

In 2015 Turkey recalled its Vatican ambassador and accused the Pope of having "discriminated about people's suffering" after Pope Francis called it "the first genocide of the 20th Century"

In June 2016 Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Berlin and denounced the vote as “null and void after the German Parliament recognised the Armenian genocide.

It appears that Turkey subscribes to the notion, do as I say and not as I do. on that note here's a message from me to Turkey:

India: Takes out Pakistani bunker with a targeted missile strike.

(Kashmir)  After weeks of belligerence by Pakistan against India  in the form of terrorists attacks against the Indian military, be it artillery strikes, sniper attacks across the border, attacks on Military establishments, India took action today with a guided rocket attack on a Pakistani Military bunker which I am led to believe killed 22 Pakistani soldiers.

As this is a tit for tat conflict (And tomorrow is Friday) expect Pakistan to respond.

Germany: Food bank bars new migrant clients

(Essen)  German food bank ‘Essener Tafel" has temporarily stopped accepting new non-German clients, citing a huge influx of migrants that was displacing locals in need.  Joerg Sartor, chairman of the Food bank  stated:

"Since the number of foreign citizens among our clients has risen to 75 percent in recent years ... we are forced to only accept customers with German identity cards in order to facilitate proper integration, we want the German granny to be able to keep coming to us,"
He said German elderly people and single mothers had been gradually displaced over the past two years as the share of migrants had risen to three-quarters of recipients.

The website of the "Essener Tafel" charity said it had taken the step in order to avoid frictions between needy locals and foreigners that could harm acceptance of the newcomers.

Somalia: US Airstrike takes out 4 Al-Shabab terrorists

(Jamaame) The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) reported on Thursday that they had taken out 4 Al-Shabab terrorists in an air-strike in the south of Somalia, 24 hours after taking out 3 terrorists in another UAV -strike.

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