1. Some Israeli black humour
(For those who don’t know, he is the boy who once famously said: “Does this clock make my bomb look fatwa?”)
A source told Newsmax that online threats against Carson went “off the charts” after he made comments that he doesn’t believe a Muslim should be president.
Fox News confirmed Newsmax’s story Monday, reporting that the Secret Service sent letters to congressional leaders on seeking to activate 24-hour protection for Trump and Carson.
(So the threats are from the left and muslims. Not “far right wing extremists” or white supremacists. Same with Obama. The Secret Service estimated the threats against him as not being from racists as well as racists, according to the SS, typically hate Jews and didn’t consider Obama to be a problem in that way)
(Probably a better video on YT now. The Guardian really spins this one downwards)
(It will be interesting to see what happens when he brings a pencil case full of wires to class in a place like Doha)
A large fire has broken out at refugee camp in Slovenia with firefighters trying to put it out and Slovenian riot police in full gear on standby. More than 1,000 migrants were dropped at the Slovenian border by train from Croatia early Wednesday.
It’s not yet clear what caused the fire at the camp located in Brezice near the Slovenian border with Croatia. A report on Twitter claimed refugees set fire to tents.
However, AP reported that a many refugees have been lighting fires to keep warm in the cold weather.
(Pray for the return of a true Western leader and soon)
Nonetheless, like Niqab Girl, Clock Boy has taught us all a valuable lesson with his droll and spectacularly successful provocation. The US Department of Homeland Security’s slogan is “If You See Something, Say Something” – unless it’s something that might get you accused of Islamophobia, in which case keep it to yourself.
Oh, well. The great thing about a bureaucratic program that requires police investigation of grade-schoolers at risk of “developing extremism” is that it’s the Big Government trifecta: expensive, time-consuming, and assuredly entirely ineffectual. Whereas, say, a policy of reducing Muslim immigration to the United Kingdom is just cloud-cuckoo land. Can’t be done. Pie in the sky. Devoting police resources to investigating every ten-year-old schoolboy who says something “alternative”: that we can do.
10. Burning ‘refugee’ camp ablaze on Slovenian-Croation border.
Thank you Maria J., M., ML., Buck, Oz-Rita and many more.
Mark Steyn shines a light on a data point of a general trend, Typically the way it works now, that a bad law is passed to assuage fears of a real threat, then a rule is passed that allows the people who actually are most likely to carry out that threat to get a total pass from the law. Behaviour at airplanes and airports, bringing mock bombs to schools, having views which would normally get you reeducation camps to prisons but are religious rights in islam and on and on and on. We need rational law and not layers of bad law on top of bad law on top of good law. Just apply the good law. No disguises in public for instance would have fixed the muslim face cloth problem al by itself. No need for crap laws about muslim clothing which, within minutes of its passing, muslims would have gotten an exemption from, either legal by regulation or practical by a police force that refused to enforce it.
We saw this over and over again where laws were passed to deal with problems uniquely caused by muslims and for which they ended up getting the sole exemption from. So that a law forbidding religious symbols etc. at the work place in Belgium which was to deal with the number of burkas in the civil service, ended up getting rid of all the crosses and every other proclamation of faith or heritage but didn’t reduce the burka count by even one.