February 07, 2006

More 'Peace' & CBC Concern: Offending Islam, Hirsi Ali -&- More

This morning, CBC has been concerned that we--the West--might be offending Muslims. They have not asked us whether Muslim hate rhetoric offends us and our values. They have not touched upon the topics that cause Canadians to question whether we want this in Canada. People who question all this are right wing nut cases but those Muslim extremists and terrorists who burn, loot, bomb, kill women and children, and exhort their fellows to acts of violence and blood are "demonstrators" in CBC's world view.

Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism
by Daniel Pipes, New York Sun, February 7, 2006

The key issue at stake in the battle over the twelve Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad is this: Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West? Ultimately, there is no compromise: Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.

More specifically, will Westerners accede to a double standard by which Muslims are free to insult Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, while Muhammad, Islam, and Muslims enjoy immunity from insults? Muslims routinely publish cartoons far more offensive than the Danish ones . Are they entitled to dish it out while being insulated from similar indignities? [....]

Search: a history of treating Islam preferentially , the horrors that took place in Rwanda ,

This is a must read article; the double standard is alive and well in the West. Ironically, France is going to take stronger actions -- check for "French plan would force immigrants to integrate" -- Learn language or face expulsion under 'contract of welcome' Surely, more than language should be addressed, shouldn't it? (National Post, Feb. 7, 06, A9)

For those who suspect this whole thing was orchestrated, look for the article entitled "Gaza shopkeeper was thinking ahead when he ordered supplies of Danish, Norwegian flags" -- both articles on A9.

A Liberal Legacy
Walkin' the line Bill Kaufman, Feb. 6, 06

[. . . . ] Canadians would be less than thrilled to know a police computer data list containing the names of 33,742 red-flagged individuals -- criminals, fugitives, suspects, terrorists and the like -- isn't available to officers at the posts where public contact is first made at our border crossings.

But I stand corrected -- the names of 162 of the worst "lookouts" are provided to primary contact agents staffing the crossing booths, leaving a mere 33,580 of those names to secondary officers in a back room at the border. [. . . . ]

It's a see-no-evil, hear-no-evil philosophy the Canadian Border Service Agency wants to deepen by whittling down the list of 162, to discourage agents' refusals, says Lupien.

In a test run last summer, the FBI's 10 most wanted failed to appear on Canadian border agents' data bases, he said. [. . . . ]


how many violent undesirables
kidnapping suspect armed with an M-16
Nine police stations that could support their border brethren in Quebec
Unguarded roads crossing
lack of proper computer hookups in 45% of the 119 [ DND had a problem with computers too -- the HP/Champagne case -- any connection here? ]
'we know you have this intelligence problem
Officers from New York State delivered a hoard of vests
the rot goes far deeper

Stuck in mob-think? Steve Janke-AngryGWN

Are Muslims the human equivalent of fire? Are they incapable of reason? Are they mindlessly following rules as immutable as gravity? [. . . . ]

Time for angry support of Denmark against Muslims -- Democracy in a Cartoon By Ibn Warraq

Born in 1946 in India and raised in Pakistan, Ibn Warraq was educated in Koran schools in Pakistan and later in England. He currently lives in the United States and writes under the pseudonym Ibn Warraq, a pen name traditionally used by dissidents in Islam. He is the author of the best- seller "Why I am Not a Muslim" and the editor of "The Origins of the Koran" and "The Quest for the Historical Muhammad."

Best-selling author and Muslim dissident Ibn Warraq argues that freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it against attacks from totalitarian societies. If the west does not stand in solidarity with the Danish, he argues, then the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest.

[. . . . ] How can we expect immigrants to integrate into western society when they are at the same time being taught that the west is decadent, a den of iniquity, the source of all evil, racist, imperialist and to be despised? Why should they, in the words of the African-American writer James Baldwin, want to integrate into a sinking ship? Why do they all want to immigrate to the west and not Saudi Arabia? They should be taught about the centuries of struggle that resulted in the freedoms that they and everyone else for that matter, cherish, enjoy, and avail themselves of; of the individuals and groups who fought for these freedoms and who are despised and forgotten today; the freedoms that the much of the rest of world envies, admires and tries to emulate." When the Chinese students cried and died for democracy in Tiananmen Square (in 1989) , they brought with them not representations of Confucius or Buddha but a model of the Statue of Liberty."

[. . . . ] Freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it or it will die from totalitarian attacks. It is also much needed in the Islamic world. By defending our values, we are teaching the Islamic world a valuable lesson, we are helping them by submitting their cherished traditions to Enlightenment values.

[. . . . ] SPIEGEL: What should the appropriate European response look like?

Hirsi Ali: There should be solidarity. The cartoons should be displayed everywhere. After all, the Arabs can't boycott goods from every country. They're far too dependent on imports. And Scandinavian companies should be compensated for their losses. Freedom of speech should at least be worth that much to us.

Western Solidarity Needed Posted by mmaxx on 19:42:48 2006/02/06


One of the most courageous women of our age, and one whose lovely visage immediately refutes the silly and stupid canard that opposition to the jihad supremacist ideology is "racism," speaks truth to power in Der Spiegel:

[. . . . ] SPIEGEL: Was apologizing for the cartoons the wrong thing to do?

Hirsi Ali: Once again, the West pursued the principle of turning first one cheek, then the other. In fact, it's already a tradition. In 1980, privately owned British broadcaster ITV aired a documentary about the stoning of a Saudi Arabian princess who had allegedly committed adultery. The government in Riyadh intervened and the British government issued an apology. [. . . . ]

There is more -- a must read.

America's Most Unmentionable Four-letter Word: Race January 11, 2006

Vincent Sarich, a molecular anthropologist .... rubbishing the claim that "Race Does not Exist". [. . . . ]

I still say it isn't colour; it is culture that is the problem. Some of the most beautiful people I see or know are dark skinned; others are light skinned; some of the worst offenders against the Western values I want to preserve come in all colours but they want to control us. That is the problem. The Muslim world features large in the intolerant group who would change our Western world and values for the worse.

Note: nuclear -- What foreign power would be interested in this? -- One European power is.

What you should know about the Supremes

How Much Do You Know About Your Supreme Court? -- appraisal of balance in the highest court in the land TrustOnlyMulder at 09:40 am on January 20, 2006

Total Number of Justices - 9

Break out by location of birth - Quebec (5), Ontario (2), Alberta (1), Germany (1)

Break out by Party in power at appointment - Liberal (7), Progressive Conservative (2)

The skew is pretty pronounced. Yes, most travelled in their education, or immigrated at a young age, but the slant towards Liberals from Quebec is quite obvious. [. . . . ]

Time for a change. Time for all of Canadians to be represented in Parliament, in the SCOC and in the civil service, as well as in myriad other positions.

Sobering thoughts on global bash -- Fed rate moves, housing crunch cloud future

[. . . . ] Global growth may be strong, but without the low yields and cheap funds of the world's government bond markets -- the U.S. treasury market the biggest and deepest -- investors would not have the leverage to carry those market prices to the stratosphere.

"The clue to it all is the bond market," said Stephen Poloz, chief economist at Export Development Canada.[. . . . ]

What could cause it all to shatter? A traumatic external event, such as escalation of tension over Iran, might cause markets to tremble -- but it would probably only fuel a flight to the safety of the U.S. bond market, pushing down yields more and keeping the party going.[. . . . ]

Search: We are reaching the limit of the ability of the labour market to

Appealing to the young, the tax funders of the future: CBC: Nerve -- Digs of our own -- Give us Homes

Mountie Ranks Plummeting; Results Show It Charlie Gilliss, Macleans, Feb. 3, 06 via newsbeat1

[. . . . ] The problem, they say, is that the [RCMP] force is preoccupied with fulfilling its contracts to communities where it supplies street-level policing. Yet patrol constables say they're overburdened, too. In increasingly serious cases, they say, officers routinely try to persuade crime victims not to press charges so they can close files more quickly. "If the public knew," says one officer based in British Columbia, "I think there would be a scandal."

Here lies the dilemma at the heart of the RCMP's ever-expanding mission. Can it answer the need for a nimble, well-staffed federal police agency while simultaneously patrolling the streets of The Pas, Man., or Burnaby, B.C.? Or by trying to do two things at once, are they doing neither well? [. . . . ]

According to the article, "applicants don't need a university degree or the ability to speak French to join up" -- but, what happens to promotion without French? Read Paul Palango's book for a discussion of this. (Paul Palango: The Last Guardians) That statement about qualifications is misleading for the training is intense and specific to the field. However, dealing with community level policing (think drunks and speeders) seems to me to be pushing into an area that could be handled by local police forces, while the RCMP concentrate on other areas of federal importance, and areas that need very specialized knowledge. Of course, the two will intersect at times.

A must read. Several questions are raised that require a re-assessment of the role of the RCMP. What is its role? Street level policing or national and international? Should the scope be narrowed to concentrate on what is country-wide essential? For example, money crimes (see IMET) are increasingly of importance because of drug money, gangs and the ability to buy the greedy of all stripes -- the ability of underground money to impact the economy, the integrity of the system. For this type of work, more investigators with highly specialized skills are needed. I hope the new Conservative government will address this and the other many questions raised in the above article, others, and in Palango's book.

Hate Vs. Life Investor's Daily, Feb. 6, 06

Ideology: Do Islamic governments so revile Jews that they'd rather see hundreds of their own people die than get help from Israelis? That seems to be the case in the sinking of an Egyptian ferry.[. . . . ]

Egypt refused offers of search and rescue assistance from the Israeli navy. [. . . . ]

Is that degree of hatred not absolutely nuts?

Search: the most expensive Turkish film ever made, "Valley of the Wolves Iraq."

I have read of this film which is an eye opener about the country that wants to join the EU. Lies and inventions have been included to raise the ire of the always ready to be roused Arab Street. Also nuts.

Who really oppressed and continues to oppress the Palestinians Posted by Lynne Teperman on 13:09:07 2006/02/06
In Reply to: Dennis Miller on the Palestinians posted by Palestinian Realist

These comments from Dennis Miller have been circulating for a while. Amusing, but not that educating. Instead, I recommend David Meir-Halevi's piece on the sad history of the Palestinian Arabs posted here at frontpagemag.com: http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20991

and also a piece entitled In a Ruined Country by David Samuels in The Atlantic in late 2005 on the way Arafat & Co. furthered the abuse by an elite class that started under/with the Ottomans: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200509/samuels

Defending the indefensible Ted Lapkin, FrontPageMagazine.com February 6, 2006

What will it take to knock the United Nations off the pedestal that it occupies in the minds of American internationalists? Certainly not passivity in the face of genocide. The loathsome record of the UN fiddling while innocents burn in Bosnia, Rwanda and now Darfur has not dimmed the affections of the world body’s faithful devotees.

Nor do serial rape and institutionalised paedophilia seem to serve as disqualifiers, either.
[. . . . ]

But what if America – the UN’s largest single dues payer – were to make its continued financial largess contingent upon a cleansing of the Augean Stable that the world body has become? Even the most recalcitrant United Nations bureaucrats could not fail to be moved by prospect of Washington keeping a firm hand on the wallet that dispenses 25% of their annual budget.

Makes sense to me.


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