Sunni Shiia potential for war grows, Freedom of speech increasingly ill: Links 1 for Jan. 4 – 2016

1. New York Protesters Call Saudi Regime Terrorist

2. Islam Vs. Free Speech: Twitter surrenders

My weekend column profiled Bosch Fawstin, the intrepid cartoonist who won last spring’s “Draw Muhammad” contest that was attacked by two ISIS-inspired jihadists in Garland, Texas. (The terrorists were killed in a shootout with police.) Fawstin compellingly argues that the best way to fight a repulsive conquest ideology such as Islamic supremacism is to expose it. That means an unstinting reliance on our constitutional right to free expression. Apparently, Twitter has opted to join the campaign to crack down on free expression. And one is left to wonder whether the big Saudi bucks that have come its way are a factor in Twitter’s decision-making.

3. UK waterpark bans bikinis and orders visitors to wear ‘Islamically appropriate’ clothes

People float on rubber rings at a waterpark and a woman in a burqaGETTY FILE PICTURE

Staff will guard the entrance to the waterpark (not pictured) to make sure no men come in

WaterWorld in Stoke-on-Trent plans to black out windows and provide a prayer room during a women-only night aimed at Muslims.

Only female lifeguards will patrol the park during the event, which has triggered a flood of complaints.

Staff will also “guard” the front entrance to “make sure that no males enter the facility”.

In a statement on its Facebook page, a spokesman for WaterWorld said the Sisters Only event would “attract ladies of all religions/beliefs as we invite you to visit our facility and enjoy its features whilst having the option of wearing attire that our normal operating procedures prevent”.

Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said: “I imagine there would be a lot of outrage if the boot was on the other foot and swimmers were told they had to dress appropriately in respect of Christians. I don’t see how this is different.”

4. France: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” who drove at troops not charged with terrorism

He also had jihad propaganda on his computer. “These are downloadable images that are a few weeks old. Not the worst type of images, but rather bellicose slogans,” said prosecutor Alex Perrin. “It shows he had an appreciation of that but it does not prove he had links with terrorist organizations.” Perrin added: “He reportedly shouted ‘Allah is great’, which suggests some sort of religious element.”

So let’s see. He drove his car at troops. He was screaming “Allahu akbar.” He had jihad propaganda on his computer. But he won’t be charged with terrorism, because French authorities, like officials all over the West, ignore the significance of the repeated calls by the Islamic State and other jihad groups for Muslims in the West to attack military personnel and civilians. When these attacks happen, they’re dismissed as isolated incidents, which they are. But they’re also part of a global jihad, which authorities refuse to admit exists.

5. Sunni states back Saudi Arabia in growing row with Iran

(Yeay!)

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Sunni allies rallied behind the kingdom on Monday and several joined Riyadh in severing or downgrading diplomatic relations with Tehran, deepening a sectarian split across the Middle East.

Bahrain and Sudan cut all ties with Iran, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to hundreds of thousands of Iranians, downgraded its relations. Saudi Arabia broke off relations on Sunday after a mob stormed its embassy in Tehran.

Shi’ite power Iran accused Saudi Arabia of using the attack on the embassy as an “excuse” to sever ties and further increase sectarian tensions, after Shi’ites across the world denounced Saudi Arabia’s execution of Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

6. Germany: Shots Fired at Refugee Home, 1 Man Lightly Injured

Several shots were fired early Monday at a home for asylum seekers in western Germany and one resident was lightly injured, police said.

The shots were fired at a window of the building in the town of Dreieich at around 2.30 a.m (0130 GMT), and one hit a 23-year-old asylum seeker who was sleeping, according to police in Offenbach, near Frankfurt. He was taken to a hospital, but was able to leave shortly afterward.

It wasn’t immediately clear who was responsible for the incident or what the motive was. However, Darmstadt prosecutors’ spokeswoman Nina Reininger told news agency dpa: “If someone shoots at housing which has people inside, I assume that it is a targeted attack.”

7. Machete-wielding man vandalizes mosque, leaves bacon at door

(Video at site)

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A man with a machete vandalized a Brevard County mosque and left pork at the front door of the building, according to police.

The Islamic Society of Central Florida’s Masjid Al-Munin at 1011 South Washington Avenue in Titusville was vandalized Friday night, police said.

Officers said several cameras, lights and windows were broken and bacon was left near the front door of the mosque. Pork is prohibited in Islam, a faith followed by 1.6 billion people  worldwide.

8. Iranians stage ritual burning of dolls without hijabs for children.

(What might that be preparing them for? Video of event at link)

9. Muslim Family Kicked Out Of Petting Zoo After Owner Sees What They’re Doing

(Islam promises the faithful that the entire world will be a mosque. Contemporary Western governments seem anxious to make that happen. Legal action should be interesting to watch)

When a Muslim family arrived at a petting zoo, customers began to feel uncomfortable after seeing what they were doing in front of their children. Bucking political correctness, the owner immediately threw the family out of the zoo — but that didn’t stop the Muslims from immediately screeching “Islamophobia.”

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Three burqa-clad women, three Muslim men, and eleven children had taken over the area for prayer. Faces to the ground and rears in the air, the entire family had disrupted the other families’ experience.

10. Russia: Imam arrested, weapons and explosives found in mosque

An imam arrested in the city of Belgorod in Russia’s south-west allegedly had plans to create a radical religious cell, source familiar with the reasons for his detention told TASS.

According to the unnamed source, during the search in the house of worship security officers seized extremist literature, in addition to weapons and explosives.

“Leader of the Peace and Creation religious organization Faizullah Ismailov, an adherent of Salafism (radical branch of Islam), planned to create a Salafi cell in Belgorod,” the source said. “During the searches in the house of worship, plenty of extremist literature was seized, in addition to weapons, including of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islam international terrorist group outlawed in Russia.”

According to the prosecutor’s office, “during Islamilov’s detention in his office in the house of worship on December 12 FSB officers discovered an automatic pistol, a handgun, three ball cartridges, a fragmentation hand grenade, a fusee for hand grenades and 737 grams of TNT.”…

11. Bomb attacks damage three Sunni mosques in Iraq

Three Sunni mosques in Iraq have been bombed and partially destroyed while at least two people have been killed in suspected retaliation for the execution of a Shia leader in Saudi Arabia, officials and police say.

Groups of men wearing military uniforms detonated explosives at two mosques overnight in the Hilla region, south of Baghdad, while al-Fateh mosque in Sinjar, just outside Hilla, was also damaged in similar circumstances.

Saudi Arabia executed 47 “terrorists”, including the Shia religious leader Nimr al-Nimr and a convicted al-Qaeda leader, Faris al-Zahrani, on Saturday.

12. Muslim boys are being kidnapped and brainwashed as suicide bombers before being traded by jihadis at £30,000 a time

13. Ex Iraqi muslim makes video about Donald Trump

Thank you Richard, M., Wrath of Khan, Pym Purnell, Buck and all. More to come in spades.

I remember many years ago, well before I started working on the issue of Islam and its caustic effect on the West, reading a story about two, fourteen year old Pakistani boys in Pakistan who were on trial for their lives for blasphemy. The trial caught my attention because at that time I was not aware that blasphemy was still a crime anywhere and certainly not a death penalty one.

But the most stunning aspect of it was the process. The evidence, a piece of paper with blasphemous writing on it which had allegedly been thrown towards a mosque, was in a box which the judge could not look at, as its illegal for the judge to see anything blasphemous. Really. I remember telling anyone who would stop to listen at the time. Of course now I realize they were probably Christians and thats the usual modus for eliminating them. Reading this story in the Daily mail about an exec who was fired for ‘racism’ reminds me a lot of those two boys. Nowhere in the article does it say what racist thing she said that cost her the job at M&S UK. Because of course, that would mean a much larger and more serious identical criminal act. Printing that she had said something bad about group A (probably muslims but we can’t know can we?) would be saying what she said. If it floats its a Witch, kill it. If it drowns it wasn’t so bury it nicely. Welcome to the medieval rules of evidence.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

9 Replies to “Sunni Shiia potential for war grows, Freedom of speech increasingly ill: Links 1 for Jan. 4 – 2016”

    • There are way more Sunnis than there are Shia, but the Sunni are all Arabs while most of the Shia are Persians, not Arabs. According to Winston Churchill, as well as to our own recent observations of Iraqi troops throwing down their weapons and running for it at the first sign of danger, Arabs make the worst soldiers in the world. If it came down to a fight, I’ll bet the Iranians would kick the Saudis half-way to Timbuktu. Once the first few spoiled Saudi princes got shot down in their American F-16s and the mercenaries went home, the rest of the Sauds would head for their villas on the French Riviera and leave their Arab brothers to the beheaders.

      Besides, is The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia really a country or is it really just more of an ongoing crime scene fueled by an endless supply of free oil-money…?

      • The problem with the Arabs is that they are stuck in the 7th Century, their culture makes a big deal over the individual warrior but what is needed is soldiers. If you can find soldiers who are warriors so much the better but you need discipline to win using modern weapons.

        Having said that never underestimate the bravery of someone with their backs to the wall who is fighting for their religion.

        What most people don’t know (because the history books no longer teach history) is that the Persians were the ones who invented the armor that we associate with the Western Knights, and they were the ones who developed the tactics of the heavy cav.

        • Didn’t the Philistines have heavy bronze armor and bronze throwing spears and fighting spears? (Sort of a precursor to the sword)

          • Yes they did but there were different then the plate armor of the knights, when you watch some movie like the ones based on Ivanhoe the knights are wearing full plate armor. That is a development of the Persians some time between the 1st and 6th Century. It saved a lot of lives and cost a lot of lives but no one was able to use it to its full benefit until the invention of the stirrup.

            What the Philistines and others wore was more like the ancient Greek Armor, Google the Greek armor to see what they wore at the battle of Thermopylae, don’t go by the movie 300 the armor, weapons and facts of the battle are totally screwed in that movie.

            In the ancient Philistine, Greek and Roman armor each piece was seperate and only loosly connected to the rest of the armor. Full Plate with padding and in cases link mail under it were all closely connected providing much better protection from swords and spears. Crossbows and Long bows could penetrate if they had a pull of 80 pounds or greater. In fact the English/Welsh long bow with an 80 to 120 pound pull (the normal pull of a war bow) could penetrate the helmet (the strongest part of the armor) at 300 yards. The fact that the English were willing to let the peasants own (in fact required them to) weapons that could take a knight off his horse allowed them to dominate the European battlefield for centuries. Our freedom and the anglo-American right to keep and bear arms (granted the Brits and the commonwealth have pretty much given up this right) grew out of this custom.

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