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Monday, 30 March 2015

30 March 2015. A Point to Ponder… Why is ISIS So Horrid and the KKK Not?

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Let’s see… is there much difference in the POV of ISIS and the KKK (I’d add in the White Citizens’ Councils and those like Lester Maddox)? I’d say much less than one would think. Actually, BOTH are perversions of major world religions. I know many Muslims… I don’t know a single terrorist amongst them. However, I wouldn’t say the same about some (a minority, but a palpable number) of the “Ukrainian Catholics” and Ukrainian Orthodox” that I’ve met. Terrorism isn’t a part of either Islam or Christianity. Full stop. Those who inject such into these faiths are heretics, no doubt about it. The hate spewed out upon Muslims by the ignorant is bullshit… I’ll stand tall and say so. ISIS is wrong for killing Christians in Mesopotamia… the KKK was wrong for lynching blacks… the Right Sector is wrong for deliberately shelling innocent civilians… I’d say that there was plenty of blame to go ’round on BOTH sides!

Guess what? Both Islam and Christianity are correct in saying that we live in a fallen world. Both are right in saying that the world is in need of redemption. Therefore, why should evil’s existence surprise us? Rather, we must wrestle with it… think on it… it’s a meaty point to ponder…

BMD

Friday, 23 January 2015

#FoxNewsFacts… Fair and Balanced: Fox News Facing Lawsuit from Paris

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“Terrifying photo of how a typical Muslim from Birmingham guards the city gates against infidels. #foxnewsfacts

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While many Europeans responded to Fox News’ guests’ patently false reports about Muslim “no-go” zones with humour, Paris’ mayor says it’s no laughing matter and that she’ll take the network to court. Mayor Anne Hidalgo says Fox News’ recent incorrect reports about the city’s Muslim population went too far and that she’s going to sue the network. Hidalgo told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, “When we’re insulted … then, I think we’ll have to sue. I think we’ll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed. The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honour of Paris has been prejudiced”. When Amanpour asked which specific network the city would target, Hidalgo responded, “Fox News, that’s the name”. Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman assured the BBC that Hidalgo was “definitely serious” about the suit, saying, “We have our legal advisers working on the case. We’re looking under which jurisdiction to bring the case, Paris or New York”.

No-Go Zones? No Such Thing

Fox News pundits claimed on-air that whole areas of European cities, and Paris in particular, contained “no-go zones”… areas that were essentially under Muslim control, where non-Muslims and police wouldn’t enter. Nolan Peterson told Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, “There are basically neighbourhoods where French Muslims have coalesced because they can’t find housing or economic opportunity within the major French cities”. Peterson, introduced as a “journalist and veteran”, claimed there were 741 such zones in Paris alone.

“We Deeply Regret the Errors”

American and European media outlets roundly criticised and mocked the claims, as they had no basis in fact. The backlash was so strong that several Fox News shows aired apologies for the comments. On Saturday, Fox News anchor Julie Banderas said in one of four on-air apologies Fox issued, “To be clear, there’s no formal designation of these zones in either country, and no credible information to support the assertion that there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion”. Paris wasn’t the only target of Fox News misinformation. The network also had to apologise for claims made by guest Steve Emerson, who claimed that the entire city of Birmingham, England was “totally Muslim”. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said, “When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge, and I thought it must be April Fools’ Day”, adding that the commentator was “clearly an idiot”. Later, Emerson apologised, saying that he’d made “an inexcusable error”. Fox Executive Vice President for News Michael Clemente responded to Mayor Hidalgo’s lawsuit threat with a statement, “We empathise with the citizens of France as they go through a healing process and return to everyday life. However, we find the mayor’s comments regarding a lawsuit misplaced”.

Laughter is the Best Revenge

Many responded to the “no-go zones” reports with comedy, and Twitter users added their contributions to the conversation under the hashtag #FoxNewsFacts. French satirical show Le Petit Journal shot back with a parody of two terrified Fox News reporters in Paris, including an encounter with “a very dangerous couscous”.

21 January 2015

Sputnik International

http://us.sputniknews.com/us/20150121/1013530225.html

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Editor:

Fox News is so inaccurate that it borders on insanity to trust its veracity. Amongst Russian Orthodox people, the konvertsy actually believe the fluff broadcast by these idiots (they also believe that the pro-war and pro-death penalty GOP is “Pro-Life”). After all, too many of them take Rush Limboob and Sarah Palin at face value. Believing in the Tea Party and believing in Fox News are delusions like unto one another. After all, they believe that Willard Romney was a great patriot… when he sat out the Vietnam War on a bogus clergy deferment bought n’ paid for by his gazillionaire daddy… not only a Chicken Hawk, but also one who mooned every veteran in the USA by his chickenshit cowardice (you can’t deny that Willy didn’t serve in the forces at a time of war).

As for Muslims, everyone knows where I stand. Most of the bullshit out there about them is utter nonsense; those who repeat it and take credence in it are either evil or stupid (more probably the latter). I’d say, “Don’t fear the evil… they’re obvious… but do fear the stupid, for they’re impenetrable and impervious to fact”. Pass the jug…

BMD

Sunday, 18 January 2015

“Go Home & Take Obama”: Rival Crowds at Anti-Islamophobia Event in Texas

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Crowds of people showed up to demonstrate outside a Muslim event in Garland TX. Critics of the event accused organisers of trying to stifle freedom of speech, whilst supporters insisted that Americans have misperceptions of Islam. NBC DFW reported that thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the Curtis Culwell Center, operated by Garland Independent School District. The crowd started assembling hours before the conference began. According to organisers, they entitled the event, Stand with the Prophet against Terror and Hate; it aimed to disprove negative perceptions of Islam and Muslims in the USA. Probably, the crowd waving American flags and holding placards, some of them referring to resent terrorist attacks in Paris, are amongst those they aimed this message at. One of the protesters, Greg McKinley from Fort Worth TX, said, “We’re here to stand up for the American way of life from a faction of people who are trying to destroy it. If they want to live their life like in the Middle East, they can go back to the Middle East”. Organisers of the event, including Sound Vision, an Illinois-based website about Islam, blame media portrayal of Islam and Muslims in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for the sharp increase of negative attitude towards them in the USA. The website stated, announcing the conference, “Hate groups in the USA invested at least 160 million USD (10.45 billion Roubles. 994 million Renminbi. 9.86 billion INR. 192 million CAD. 195 million AUD. 139 million Euros. 106 million UK Pounds) to attack our Prophet and Islam. Isn’t it time we invested in defending our faith? Otherwise, groups like ISIS and Boko Haram will only continue to increase the media’s ammunition to incriminate Muslims”. The conference was not only an awareness-raising endeavour, but also a fundraiser for a communication centre, which would “defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message”.

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However, the protesters see the agenda in a sinister way, believing that it’s actually about silencing any criticism of Islam. National security reporter Patrick Poole told the conservative website Washington Free Beacon, “This is a yet another manifestation of ‘Islamophobia’-phobia. The conference organisers invoke an ‘Islamophobia hate machine’ based in the USA that’s responsible for defaming Muslims worldwide, but the events of the past week and other recent attacks have done more to damage the image of Islam than any other factor”. One particular irritant for the protesters was the inclusion of Siraj Wahhaj, imam of Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn NY, amongst the key speakers at the conference. Wahhaj is a controversial figure due to a link to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Opponents of the conference call him an “unindicted co-conspirator” of the attack, because he was one of some 170 people closely investigated for possible involvement, but never charged with any crime. He was also a vocal critic of the FBI and CIA back then, calling them “real terrorists” in the bombing plot. Attendees at the conference deflected the accusations. A Muslim woman wearing a headscarf told NBC DFW, “They want for people to see that we are kind peaceful people. We’re not here to fight; we’re not here to argue. We’re just here to show that we’re Americans too”. Even though several verbal clashes erupted between the two demonstrating camps, Saturday went peacefully, and the heavy police presence proved to be an unnecessary precaution. Garland Independent School District distanced itself from the controversy, when opponents of the conference accused them of endorsing the event by providing the venue. The authorities said they just rented the facility, neither promoting nor discouraging the event.

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The tense if non-violent standoff over Islam in Garland comes days after US President Barack Obama urged European governments to do more to assimilate their Muslim minority populations, saying, “Our biggest advantage, major, is that our Muslim populations feel themselves to be Americans and there is this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that’s part of our tradition. There are parts of Europe in which that’s not the case… it’s important for Europe not to simply respond with a hammer and law enforcement and military approaches to these problems”. The comments came as Europeans are coping with the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Paris, where a group of Islamist gunmen went on a rampage killing 17 people, most of them during the initial massacre at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The attacks prompted a massive security response across Europe, resulting arrests in several countries and a reported thwarting of a jihadi attack on Belgian police officers.

18 January 2015

RT

http://rt.com/usa/223787-texas-islam-conference-protest/

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Editor:

It’s interesting how the sectarian Know Nothings want the “furriners” to leave Tejas, when THEY’RE the aggressors and interlopers! Don’t forget how the Anglos took power in Tejas and why they took power. They became incensed when the Mexican government insisted that they free their slaves. The Mexicans had been there for centuries… but the Anglos wanted it, so they stole it, and embellished a solid lie to stake their claim to it. Ergo, the protestors are chock fulla shit.

Russian Orthodox people… the Church has GOOD relations with Muslims… look at the above image. If you hear otherwise from loudmouth pro-Republican sources, well, a picture IS worth a thousand words. One last thing… the Church has NOTHING in common with Know Nothing sectarians… that’s why we don’t count them as Christians (unlike RCs, Lutherans, Anglicans, Methodist, Reformation Baptists, Mennonites, and Reformed… who ARE Christians). Do suspect all those who pal about with them.

BMD

Friday, 16 January 2015

#IlSontHypocrites: Why should Charlie Hebdo Deaths Mean More than Those in Novorossiya?

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I shot down Flight MH17

I killed 4,634 civilians in the Ukraine

But tonight I’ll be in Paris

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The Western public justly condemns the murders at Charlie Hebdo, but continues to behave as if Kiev’s terror victims in the Donbass are “subhuman”. On 7 January, masked terrorists massacred the staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo in downtown Paris, killing ten. The terrorists also gunned down two police officers (one of them a French Muslim, Ahmed Merabet) in the attack, whilst five more innocents lost their lives during a subsequent hostage standoff at a Parisian kosher store. The police killed three male suspects, while their female accomplice reportedly fled to ISIS-held parts of Syria. The attack was allegedly a reprisal for the magazine’s cartoon covers, condemned as “blasphemous” for mocking Islam and its prophet, Mohammed.

Meanwhile, in [Novorossiya], forces loyal to the NATO-backed junta in Kiev renewed terror bombing of civilians in the Donbass, killing and maiming indiscriminately. Whilst they declared the slain French cartoonists martyrs on the altar of free speech in a social media campaign under the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie), Russophobic propaganda soon hijacked a similar Twitter campaign to raise awareness of civilian deaths in Donbass (#IamVanya). Part of the problem is that free speech isn’t demonstratively a sacred value in the West. The same public in Europe or the USA that proclaims #JeSuisCharlie today, has, in recent years, organised increasingly-frequent public witch hunts in the name of political correctness, targeting individuals whose words or deeds somehow “offended”, from scientists who dared mention IQ (or wear “sexist” shirts) to celebrities and video game producers. In 2009, Charlie Hebdo sacked cartoonist Maurice Sinet (now 80) over one allegedly “anti-Semitic” cartoon. France arrested dozens of people, including the comedian Dieudonné, on charges of “hate speech” in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Meanwhile, using the pretext of the attacks in Paris, the US and British governments pushed for expanding their already extensive surveillance of the public. This despite the fact that the alleged attackers on Charlie Hebdo were known terrorists and under constant surveillance, but were able to carry out the massacre unhindered. There was further hypocrisy at the march for solidarity held on Sunday, 11 January. While more than a million French marched peacefully through Paris to honour the slain, some forty world leaders supposedly led the way. However, raw footage showed them marching separately for a photo-op, separated from the “common folk” by quite a distance and heavy police protection.

Although American pundits were loudest in calling for another “war on terror”, American officials weren’t at the Sunday march. Only the US Ambassador attended the event… President Obama, Vice President Biden, or even top diplomat John Kerry were conspicuously absent. The highest-ranking US official in Paris was Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September 2014. The leaders that did attend weren’t above using the march for their own political purposes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to the march, even though the French government asked him not to. Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu also attended, but as soon as he returned, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan publicly declared the massacre a French false-flag operation, for which the mayor of the Turkish capital Ankara, İbrahim Melih Gökçek, blamed the Israeli Mossad. Perhaps, the most hypocritical of all was the Kiev junta, whose leader, P A Poroshenko, hastened to Paris to claim he too was a victim of “terrorism”, even as his forces restarted the terror shelling of civilians in the Donbass. Poroshenko paraded before the cameras, dutifully made accusations of yet another “Russian invasion”, again accused Russia of being behind the downing of flight MH17, and begged for money from the West to bail out his bankrupt government, and fund another military expedition against the civilians in the Donbass.

Whilst Poroshenko pretended that his heart bled for French cartoonists, the civilians targeted for extermination by his government were bleeding literally… dozens, including children, died in renewed shelling of Donetsk by the junta military that weekend. Amongst them was a boy of eight named Vanya, who lost his legs, a hand and an eye (Warning: graphic imagery) to Kiev’s “humanitarian” bombs. When critics of the junta’s campaign of artillery terrorism posted news of this on Twitter with the hashtag “#IamVanya” (#Яваня), Russophobic trolls quickly responded with displays of hatred. Hypocrisy is the order of the day in the West. Frenchmen and other “NATO-sphere” subjects are supposed to simultaneously champion free speech and crack down on “offensive” speech; profess love of Islam and endless tolerance, whilst their governments sponsor Islamic terrorists in places like Libya, Syria, Iraq, or the Balkans; and protest the murder of innocents while backing the Kiev’ junta doing precisely that, in the name of… you guessed it… “fighting terrorism”.

Of course, NATO’s puppets in Kiev have the perfectly “rational” explanation why it’s different when they kill… their victims are “subhumans”, as US-backed PM A P Yatsenyuk once put it. The same man, during his visit to Germany just a day after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, claimed that Russia “invaded the Ukraine and Germany” in World War II. His German hosts, normally sensitive to pro-Nazi rhetoric, chose to remain silent.

16 January 2015

Nebojša Malić

RT

http://rt.com/op-edge/223339-hypocrisy-terror-france-kiev/

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