I do enjoy talk radio and comments on articles in major papers which deal with Islam etc. I find it a useful barometer of public opinion and its been interesting to watch it shift over recent years.
Recently I have heard a number of people weighing in on how we should approach Halloween in Ottawa after the attack which killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo last week.
Many people have called Lowell Green and other CFRA shows or written comments which suggest that we should dial down the costumes out of respect or fear etc. which got me to thinking about what value Halloween would have had to people in times where that kind of violence was commonplace. We here in the West live at the end of a time of what is likely unprecedented peace and harmony and prosperity thanks to values handed down from the Greeks with layers of Judeo-Christian ethics on top, now sadly stretched by cultural Marxism till those values broke and ended that amazing, even Shangri-La like level of cooperativeness and peace.
Is it possible that in more normal times, meaning horrifying and violent and uncertain, that Halloween was a time where our children and culture could mock the horror that was our day to day reality and thereby diminish its effect? Where for one day a year we dared take it on directly and feel empowered against the forces of our enemies and diseases and starvation and lurking death that could take any of us anytime? Not to mention that one of the things muslims seek to do to us, is remove our culture and cultural activities any way they can for any reason that will work, and Halloween is one of the prime ones, as well as having pet dogs, giving flowers to your loved ones, hell even having loved ones according to some islamic clerics.
So on that note I hope everyone goes out in full gear and is as visible to as many as possible and for those staying at home, load up with candy for your visitors and heap praise on the best costumes. One of the crucial ways to protect and preserve our culture is to live it.
Eeyore for Vlad.
1. Message to the Ummah in UK by Abu Haleema
4. Oct. 31 2014 Jerusalem
(Once again Canada elects to move away from policies that are based on optics and self destruction and towards reason and prevention)
TORONTO – Canada is following in Australia’s footsteps and has suspended, effectively immediately, the issuance of visas to residents of the West African countries battling Ebola.
In a move that puts Canada at odds with the World Health Organization, the federal government said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of Ebola virus disease.
That stress on countries with widespread transmission provides an out for the United States, which currently still has at least one active Ebola case within its borders.
The federal government said it would stop issuing visas in the worker, student or visitor class and won’t issue any pending permanent residency visas for people from those countries either. Any applications already in the system will also not be processed at this time. The change, which goes into effect immediately, was announced Friday in the Canada Gazette.
(Its funny how the left is so determined to make sure that everyone has access to prophylactics but not when it comes to lethal diseases capable of causing major plagues and mass deaths)
(despite the fact that the officer wrestled the man to the ground there is no description of the attacker whatsoever even though police are looking for the man. Stunning.)
Washington (CNN) — An officer with Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department came under an unprovoked attack Friday from a man wielding an ax, police said, the second such attack in two weeks that is prompting warnings and new protocols to officers on the job.
The attack, and another last week in which a man attacked four New York City officers with a hatchet in Queens, prompted an immediate increase in security for officers in both D.C. and New York. The New York Police Department said in a memo: “Police Officers on patrol should maintain a heightened level of awareness.”
7. Insanity or triumphalism or a gesture of control?
MONTREAL — The RCMP is warning both police and military to keep an eye out for terrorists following a threat from Islamic State (ISIS), QMI Agency has learned.
The notice went out Monday. Police and military were told to exercise vigilance and caution upon starting their shifts this week.
Several police forces, including those in Montreal and Quebec City, confirmed the RCMP advisory.
Montreal police sources tell QMI that its force held top-level meetings with the RCMP this week.
The RCMP warning is specifically aimed at police on solo patrols, who have been deemed to be at greatest risk.
Quebec’s Public Security minister, Lise Theriault, said the RCMP advisory follows an earlier threat from ISIS.
(Reuters) – A Pakistani province is rewriting school books to make them more Islamic, inserting verses on jihad, removing pictures of unveiled women and changing material on recent history, officials said on Thursday.
The public tussle over the changes mirrors a struggle for power at the heart of Pakistan’s young democracy. Secular, liberal parties are vying with conservative, religious parties for influence in the nuclear-armed nation of 180 million people.
Thank you M., Yucki, Pym Purnell, Grace, and all. More to come.