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How to deal with lone wolf Jihadis – Part 3

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As you might have noticed in the news, there are a few lone wolf gunmen that are causing a little upset here and there.  Nothing to really worry about, because they have nothing to do with ISIS, or Islam, or the radicalisation of many Western democracies.

Belgium has begun deploying hundreds of troops to guard potential targets of attacks, including Jewish sites and diplomatic missions, following a series of raids and arrests, the government said.

Let me make this clear:  for a country to deploy troops against its own citizens is nothing to worry about.  It is normal in a democracy for armed forces to be deployed to protect some parts of society from other parts, especially if they are not organised, poorly motivated, badly equipped lone wolf gunmen.   Read more »

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Lone wolf Jihadis return home – 3 dead in raid… so far

There is no end in sight to this mess.  And at the risk of being labelled far-right again, can someone figure out a way other than to simply export or kill these people?

Belgian police tonight shot dead two suspected Islamic State jihadists believed to have returned to Europe to carry out terrorist atrocities.

Shots and explosions were heard, including machine gun fire, as officers moved against an alleged cell in the eastern town of Verviers, which is some 70 miles from Brussels.

Officials said the targets were a jihadist cell who had recently returned from Syria with orders to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe.

One Flemish paper was reporting they intended to attack a police station.

The raid, one of a dozen against suspected jihadis in Belgium today, follows three days of violence in nearby France, which left 20 people dead, including three Islamic State and Al Qaeda linked terrorists.

Belgium, which has long been home to a large Muslim population, is believed to have the highest proportion of citizens who have left to fight in the Middle East, after Britain.

Not the sort of exports you are proud of.

But what sort of idiotic idea is to let them come back at all?   Once you’re a Jihadi, doesn’t that trigger some kind of reasonable concern that someone should not be allowed over the border again?   Read more »

Face of the day

Pippa Doyle

Pippa Doyle

One of New Zealand’s most secretive military organisations has opened its high-security doors for a 93-year-old woman.

Tonight, it was a meeting of war heroes when New Zealand’s Victoria Cross winner Willie Apiata kissed 93-year-old Pippa Doyle, one of the great if unknown secret agents of World War II.

Apiata was in the audience as Pippa – otherwise known as Phyllis Latour Doyle – received France’s highest decoration: the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur, the Legion of Honour (knight class).

 DAVID WHITE/Fairfax NZ TOP HONOUR: The Legion of Honour medal which was presented to Pippa Doyle.


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TOP HONOUR: The Legion of Honour medal which was presented to Pippa Doyle.

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Couldn’t happen here could it?

Islam and sharia are indistinguishable…they are just different words for the same thing.

Couldn’t happen here?

Watch this and wonder no more…note the comments about democracy.

“…democracy is the opposite of sharia and Islam, we believe that Allah is the legislator, Allah makes the laws, he is the one who tells us what is allowed and what is forbidden..”

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“…you know it is really funny when I hear someone saying I was speaking to a democratic muslim….it is the same as saying I was speaking to a christian jew…it’s impossible..and the muslim who says he is against sharia, he’s  not a muslim, it’s impossible”

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Photo Of The Day

Photograph: Ă–esterreichische Nationalbibliothek. This photograph is from the collection of the Imperial and Royal War Press Bureau.  'Unloading of a horse in Tschanak Kale (Turkey)'

Photograph: Ă–esterreichische Nationalbibliothek. This photograph is from the collection of the Imperial and Royal War Press Bureau.
‘Unloading of a horse in Tschanak Kale (Turkey)’

Millions of animals were relied upon by all sides in World War One

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Apparently bludging foreign ratbags don’t actually exist

In the UK at the moment there is outrage about bludging foreign ratbags, but it appears it is a false assumption that hordes of gypos and wogs are descending on Western Europe on the bludge looking for good times at the taxpayers expense.

From London to Berlin, the tabloids and right-wing press whipped themselves into a xenophobic frenzy as the end of 2013 neared. They warned of “swarms of immigrants,” “soaring crime rates,” a “swamped labor market,” and “benefit tourism.” Even government officials got in on the action: Lodewijk Asscher, the Dutch social affairs minister, issued a “Code Orange” alert — a warning normally issued in the Netherlands, a country prone to flooding, when water levels reach dangerous heights. In the United Kingdom, there was talk of introducing “Olympic-style security” at airports. French President François Hollande and his Socialist government called for a “crackdown.”

The cause of all the panic: On Jan. 1, 2014, migration restrictions imposed on Romania and Bulgaria by several Western European countries ended. After the two eastern states joined the European Union (E.U.) in 2007, these rules placed substantial limitations on the ability of Romanians and Bulgarians to emigrate for the purposes of work to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Spain, and the United Kingdom.  Read more »

That really is cuddling a corpse

One of my favourite sayings is to never cuddle a corpse…apart from being gross eventually you end up stinking like the corpse.

A grieving woman was so devastated by her husband’s death that she couldn’t bear to report it – and slept next to his corpse for almost a year.

The mummified remains of Marcel H, 79, lay undiscovered in a Brussels apartment.

It’s thought that he died of an asthma attack in November last year, but his beloved 69-year-old wife, who hasn’t been named, continued to sleep next to the grisly remains, despite the smell of decomposition.

Neighbours didn’t detect any unusual odours and the authorities in Belgium only became suspicious after the landlord claimed the couple had not paid their rent since 2012.

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This mayor lasted longer than 2 minutes

Len should consider himself lucky he isn’t on the Live Leak.

The mayor of Aalst in Belgium, who I might add displays considerable more form, is able to show the world some neat tricks back in 2011.

Ilse Uyttersprot, mayor of Alost in Belgium, got caught on tape in a very private moment, on the top of an unknown tower. The video got released on Youtube and was deleted almost immediately.

At least she kept it in the family.  Read more »

Hey Clint – the “Blame Canada!” version

The Greens want to prohibit testing of party pills on animals – but are they really promoting MAC (Mothers Against Canada). The second to last bullet point, at bottom of the webpage encouraging submissions on the bill reads:

“Belgium, Estonia, Slovak Republic, Germany have also all banned testing tobacco and Canada.”

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Jihad we can all believe in

This is the kind of jihad I can believe in:

[M]embers of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a “topless jihad.” The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words “I own my body; it’s not the source of anyone’s honor” written on her bare chest. The head of Tunisia’s “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” reportedly called for Tyler to be stoned to death for her putatively obscene actions, lest they lead to an epidemic. Tyler has since gone quiet, leading some to fear for her safety.

Below are some images from Femen’s protests in Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Belgium, and France. A warning, nearly every photo depicts nudity, and most contain offensive language. I did warn you so don’t go moaning in the comments about it.  Read more »

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