North Korea fired a missile over Japan, the Pentagon confirmed on Monday.
“We assess North Korea conducted a missile launch within the last 90 minutes,” the Pentagon said.
“We can confirm that the missile launched by North Korea flew over Japan,” the Pentago continued. “We are still in the process of assessing this launch. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America. We are working closely with Pacific Command, Strategic Command and NORAD and will provide an update as soon as possible.”
A senior U.S. official said that there had been some movement suggesting an intermediate missile was being prepped.
H/T Tundra T
The Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam.
By: Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Published: May 19th, 2013
Latest update: May 20th, 2013
There are countries in the world, mainly in Europe, that are presently undergoing significant cultural transformations as a result of Muslim immigration. France, Germany, Belgium and Holland are interesting examples of cases where immigration from Muslim countries, together with the Muslims’ high fertility rate, effects every area of life.
It is interesting to know that there is a country in the world whose official and public approach to the Muslim matter is totally different. This country is Japan. This country keeps a very low profile on all levels regarding the Muslim matter: On the diplomatic level, senior political figures from Islamic countries almost never visit Japan, and Japanese leaders rarely visit Muslim countries. The relations with Muslim countries are based on concerns such as oil and gas, which Japan imports from some Muslim countries. The official policy of Japan is not to give citizenship to Muslims who come to Japan, and even permits for permanent residency are given sparingly to Muslims.
Japan forbids exhorting people to adopt the religion of Islam (Dawah), and any Muslim who actively encourages conversion to Islam is seen as proselytizing to a foreign and undesirable culture. Few academic institutions teach the Arabic language. It is very difficult to import books of the Qur’an to Japan, and Muslims who come to Japan, are usually employees of foreign companies. In Japan there are very few mosques. The official policy of the Japanese authorities is to make every effort not to allow entry to Muslims, even if they are physicians, engineers and managers sent by foreign companies that are active in the region. Japanese society expects Muslim men to pray at home.
Published April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013: Japanese Self Defense Forces personnel refuel a PAC-3 missile interceptor, deployed at the compound of Japan’s Defense Ministry amid a tense situation over a possible missile launch by North Korea in Tokyo. (AP)
This article is behind a pay wall, but you get the gist from the paragraph or two that is public.
IN recent months five uninhabited islands east of Taiwan and southwest of Japan have become a new global flashpoint. The Chinese now claim these islands – called the Diaoyu in China, the Diaoyutai in Taiwan and the Senkaku in Japan – and have repeatedly threatened Japanese control with military overflights and naval activity, including the provocative locking of weapons control radar on to a Japanese ship.
These East China Sea activities follow increased Chinese actions and threats in the South China Sea. China argues such coercion is appropriate since all such locations belong to China, but history shows these Chinese territorial claims lack substance.
A view of the islands in the East China Sea that are known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Control of them would give China unobserved access to the Pacific, something it lacks.
The Japanese defense minister, Itsunori Onodera, center, and other officials visited an air base on Okinawa on Friday.
Last week, the Chinese government sent a civilian surveillance plane, a twin propeller aircraft, to fly near the uninhabited islands at the heart of a growing feud between China and Japan. Tokyo, in response, ordered F-15 fighter jets to take a look at what it considered Chinese meddling. The Chinese then sent their own fighters.
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1. Update from Tommy Robinson in prison.
This is pretty depressing. I really do not want to believe the UK keeps political prisoners and so dishonestly at that. At least the USSR was pretty up front about it.
2. Japan scrambled fighter jets on Thursday after a Chinese government plane entered for the first time what Japan considers its airspace over disputed islets in the East China Sea… “Despite our repeated warnings, Chinese government ships have entered our territorial waters for three days in an row,” Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osama Fujimura told reporters.
3. Renovations in Amsterdam apartments – nicknamed “halal homes” in the press – have sparked a political row in the Netherlands.
About 180 apartments in Amsterdam have been given special makeovers which suit the wishes of Muslim residents. Features include individual taps that can be used for ritual cleansing before prayers and sliding doors to keep men and women apart.
4. Syrian refugees get help from Swedish churches. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing Syria and Sweden is the fave destination.
5. Nonie Darwish on what Egyptians are afraid to know
The problem with Egypt and many other Islamic nations is that they are ignorant of what they are demanding, and are left ignorant by their own media and educational system. By now it seems apparent that Egyptians do not even want to learn the truth about Sharia, in case they might reject it — an act that would turn them into apostates, eligible for death.
(Reuters) – The leader of Syria’s opposition coalition urged the United States on Wednesday to review its decision to designate the militant Islamist Jabhat al-Nusra as a terrorist group, saying religion was a legitimate motive for Syrian rebels.
7. Press TV does propaganda piece accusing Canada of stealing children from Amer-Indian families without bothering to look at the very real conditions in the homes where these children may have been taken. I might add, to the best of my knowledge, Amer-Indian women do not cover their faces in that classically Arabian fashion as a rule. I wonder what prompted that?
Breitbart: A source with personal knowledge of the security situation in Benghazi told Breitbart News that Senators who listened to closed door testimony about the Benghazi attack were shocked to learn State Department security personnel agents were not immediately armed.
9. Somali community uses riots, thuggery and intimidation as way to show that they should be allowed more public funds to live off of.
Remember the riots requiring large police presence and pepper spray when Somalis rioted at a meeting for applying for subsidized housing? Well they are now claiming this shows how they should all be given nice homes to live on that other people have to pay for. I think the Jews have a word for this. Starts with a Ch…
10. Christina Hoff Somers, a psychologist, author and personal hero of mine, discusses Sweden’s attempt to obliterate the facts of human sexual dichotomy. In this article she explains why it won’t work. Next step of course will be the Swedes will try and make boys feel really bad if they don’t act like girls. Because feeling bad is quite OK of course for commies when people do not go with the prescribed narrative. It is to be avoided for all other reasons of course.
I have to confess, if we put their General Tsao up against our Colonel Sanders, I would bet on General Tsao for the win hands down.
China’s most powerful military leader, in an usual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent.
Protests against the Japanese government’s purchase of three privately held islands in the Senkakus chain led to mass street protests, the burning of Japanese flags, and attacks on Japanese businesses and cars in several cities. …
Anti-Japan protests have broken out across China, with thousands of people mobbing the Japanese embassy in Beijing. Tensions between the two countries have risen over a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea.
Thousands of protesters hurled rocks and bottles at the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Saturday, as tensions between Asia’s two largest economies escalated over a row involving a disputed chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.
I have no idea what to make of this at all. I don’t know if its for real or if Benny Hill came back from the dead and made this himself and the burka-psychos are not really his wives or daughters or both but are actually a tiny British bald sidekick. But I felt it was worth doing the best subtitling job I could and reposting it here as its certainly entertaining whatever else it is and it certainly would not be the most irritating, demanding or entitled thing Muslims did that day or even that minute.
Here is the link where I got it and a description of the event but again, I have no idea if that description is from what is known or what is surmised.
H/T Don L
I have retitled this video, ‘We Three Tards in Orient Are’