Middle East

Face of the day

 

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell is well qualified to have an informed opinion on the anti-terrorist legislation. If he is 100% behind it, then I feel confident that it was the right thing to do.

 

The MP who chaired the anti-terrorist legislation rushed through Parliament last week, Mark Mitchell, says the bill was “100 per cent” justified.

And he said he had had messages yesterday thanking him for the bill in light of the Sydney hostage crisis.

“It becomes a lot more real for people when it’s three hours across the ditch.”

…Mr Mitchell, a former security specialist who ran a company in the Middle East for 10 years, said New Zealand was not immune.”We don’t have some sort of magic inoculation that means we couldn’t be exposed to some sort of extremist actions here.”

…Mr Mitchell said one thing he had learned after dealing with terrorists’ acts for a decade was that they had become good at adapting and changing tactics to defeat measures taken by countries to mitigate risk.

“You do have to be quite flexible and be able to move quickly and take all the measures we need to prevent that from happening.”

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Labour: Posturing, puffery, pointless and pathetic

Labour said before the bill progressed that they would support the so-called Foreign Fighters Bill.

But they went to the parliament and started posturing and pretending like they opposed it all along…then proceeded to vote for the bill anyway.

The Labour party launched a series of attacks on new anti-terror laws last night –  but its MPs still voted for it.

National’s “foreign fighters” bill passed into law, 94 votes to 27, with Parliament debating final stages late into the night.

The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill aims to tackle home-grown terrorism, with the Government arguing the rise of the Islamic State terror group in the Middle East increased the risk of an attack here.

It allows warrantless surveillance for 24 hours, and includes powers to cancel passports for up to three years, when authorities suspect terrorist activities.

Labour leader Andrew Little today said the party agreed there was a security risk that had to be dealt with.     Read more »

Youtube aiding Islamists by banning MEMRI account

Truth Revolt reports that Youtube has disabled MEMRI’s account for daring to tell the truth about islamic hate-speech.

It is nothing short of the kind of bullying as practices by Giovanni Tiso. There always seem to be some Stalinist prick that wants to stifle open debate.

Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is a valuable resource for those who want to learn what the Muslims in the Middle East are saying to each other away from the eyes of the mainstream media. Early on Tuesday, YouTube deleted the MEMRI account for “repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines and/or claims of copyright infringement.” In other words, someone complained that MEMRI was sharing truthful videos of Muslim hate-speech (what some call Islamophobia).

Most MEMRI videos features Muslim speakers denouncing Israel, Jews, the West and/or the United States.  MEMRI translates the text into English and adds it as a subtitle on the video. Recent examples of MEMRI videos posted on TruthRevolt include Jordanian MP: The PA Must Not Defend The Interests Of The Filthy Jews and Yemeni Child Leads Crowd in Chant ‘Curses Upon the Jews, And Victory for Islam’.    Read more »

Mad mullahs threatening Israel again

The Mad mullahs in charge of Iran are threatening Israel again.

Only the truly stupid would threaten a country with superior weapon technology, including nukes, but there you go, who said Islamists were sane?

On Thursday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei directed another threat toward Israel using Twitter.

“US says that Israel’s security must be protected,” he Tweeted. “Know that whether or not a deal is achieved, #Israel will get more insecure on a daily basis.”

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A besieged people

William Pollack discusses Israel in the wake of the killings by Palestinian terrorists in a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Just days ago, Barack Obama, the Commander in Chief and honorary Islamic Protectorate, stated the savage beheading of yet another American by ISIS, Peter Kassig, was not representative of “any faith, LEAST of all Muslim.” If Muslims are the “least” representatives of worldwide terrorism, whom might we expect to be more prominent, Lutherans?

Days ago and now vanished from the headlines, four Jewish worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue and a security guard were viciously attacked by Palestinian MUSLIM terrorists armed with meat cleavers, axes and guns. President Obama’s all-too-common response was to make a moral equivalence between Israel, a nation of laws, and a band of cold-blooded murderers. The Palestinian Authority’s leadership response was typically indifferent, coughing up a statement of regret that “any” citizens were harmed,  then blaming Israel for everything under the sun.

Reminiscent of the Palestinians celebrating dead Americans following the 9/11 attack on the United States, Palestinians handed out candy in honor of killing men dressed in prayer shawls. This horrific event followed weeks of savage Palestinian attacks on Israelis, including ramming cars into bystanders. One of the numerous casualties was a child.

The United Nations, a wasteful and irrelevant piece of real estate, paused momentarily from their relentless condemnation of everything Israel to offer stoic regret. With the notable exception of the sincere and meaningful comments by Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, worldwide statements of sympathy for the slain innocents were matched by the obligatory nod for more peace talks; as if Israel has a Palestinian peace partner; which they don’t.

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Defeating ISIS with psychological warfare

We have already heard that ISIS soldiers don;t like fighting women Peshmerga troops for fear that they will be killed by inferior women, and thus miss out on the 72 virgins promised in heaven for killing hordes of unbelievers.

Now the Kurds have gone one step further and declared that women are equal to men.

Predictably ISIS are enraged but also probably quivering in their sandals and tea towels.

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group called “an affront” to discriminatory jihadist moves.

Published on the local government’s official Facebook page on Wednesday, the decree states that women and men should enjoy “equality… in all walks of public and private life”.

Last year, Syria’s Kurds created autonomous governments in the three regions where they are a majority, establishing self-proclaimed rule.

Arabs also hold office, and the decrees apply to all ethnicities living in the self-governing areas.

The decree, passed by the leaders of the Al-Jazira canton — officially Hasakeh province — stipulates that women have the right to equal labour rights, including pay.    Read more »

Dissent of the Day – There is nothing to worry about? Yeah, Nah!

by Travis Poulson

After the post Dissent of the Day – There is nothing to worry about I thought I’d do a little homework in regards to the writers attitude of ‘we’re not that bad really‘.

Below I have compiled a list of current world conflicts and highlighted the ones that involve Muslims or Islamic extremists in bold text, not exclusively but involved as a combatant in some capacity.

For some of the conflicts I have listed the groups for the obvious lesser known involvement

+Mexican drug war Iran (alleged), Hezbollah (alleged)
+Syrian Civil War
+Iraqi insurgency
+2014 Iraq Crisis
+ISIS War
+South Sudanese Civil War
+Israeli–Palestinian conflict
+Afghan Civil War (Taliban insurgency)
+Somali Civil War (numerous Islamist groups) Read more »

Dissent of the Day – There is nothing to worry about

One of 12 entrances to one of the holy sites (A twin 2km pedestrian tunnel complete with travelators). The whole complex can handle 300,000 people per hour.

One of 12 entrances to one of the holy sites (A twin 2km pedestrian tunnel complete with travelators). The whole complex can handle 300,000 people per hour.

A reader emails:


 

There is nothing to worry about.

There is no cunning Islamic Plan to take over NZ or the world.

I have held back on my comments over the past few months. But the daily anti-Islamic comments are surprising given the “I am not a racist” attitude of many of your commentators.

I have just had the pleasure (no honour) in participating in a 4 week trip to Saudi Arabia visiting the two holiest sites of Islam, Makah (Mecca) & Medina as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

I can assure your readers that ISIS and the brain dead followers were not there recruiting, nor are they at the mosques I attend in NZ.

We were a proud group of Kiwis, representing NZ, walking behind the Silver fern (picture attached) amongst 4 million other peace loving people.

I met, stayed with, talked & generally shared 4 weeks with doctors, teachers, Engineers , farmers, (Nigerian Businessmen.. nearly cracked up on that one),  from virtually every country. (I could not  find anyone from North Korea).

We (Kiwis) came from NZ, Fiji, Pakistan, Somali, & the Middle East.. but all call NZ home.    Read more »

Mocking ISIS, they “milk the goat even if it is male”

One way to defeat terror is to laugh at it. I saw this in Israel as they enjoy life and mock terror by living that life well.

In Arab countries though mocking ISIS could get you dead and so anyone mocking them in those countries is brave, very brave. But heroism always shows through.

Have you heard the joke by Iraqi Kurds about ISIS fighters milking male goats? The comedy comes from fact that you can’t milk a male goat but you can perform a sexual act on the goat using a similar motion. Enough said.

Well, many in the Middle East have heard that one and many others as Muslim and Arab comedians are on the front lines in fighting ISIS.  However, these satirists’ weapon of choice isn’t airstrikes, but rather comedy, which they are employing to ridicule ISIS on TV shows and in YouTube videos.  And nothing is off limits as they mock ISIS on everything from being hypocrites when it comes to Islam to being bumbling idiots to simply smelling like crap.

What’s truly remarkable is that some of these comedic performers are waging their comedy battle in countries were ISIS is fighting them, such as those involved in the new Iraqi TV show that began airing Saturday that lampoons ISIS.  Unlike us, they don’t need to watch ISIS on TV; they can see ISIS from their front window.

No one doubts that these comedians will be killed if ISIS captures them. ISIS doesn’t want to be laughed at, they want to be feared.  In fact, just a few months ago, ISIS threatened to cut the tongue out of anyone who referred to them as “Daesh,” which is the Arabic acronym for ISIS.  Why? Because ISIS learned that many Arabs use that term as an insult, because Daesh in Arabic also can mean “a bigot who imposes his view on others.”

And keep in mind that even pre-ISIS, an Iraqi comedian was killed in 2006 for comically mocking those in power.    Hard to find a tougher room for a comedian to play than Iraq, and it’s even more dangerous today.

I wonder what the mostly lefty comedians ion New Zealand think about this…they are mostly Palestinian loving apologists, so it would be interesting to see.

I bet they’d enjoy a lot of milking of goats, even if they are male.

 

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Sharia law…seems legit.

Ever heard the Old Testament phrase of an eye for an eye?

Christianity

You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. But I say to you, do not resist an evildoer. If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
This saying of Jesus is generally interpreted as criticism of the Old Testament teaching, and often taken as implying that “an eye for an eye” encourages excessive vengeance rather than an attempt to limit it.

-wiki

 

Islam

The Qur’an mentions the “eye for an eye” concept as being ordained for the Children of Israel.The principle of Lex talionis in Islam is Qasas (قصاص) “O you who have believed, prescribed for you is legal retribution (Qasas) for those murdered – the free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But whoever overlooks from his brother anything, then there should be a suitable follow-up and payment to him with good conduct. This is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy. But whoever transgresses after that will have a painful punishment.” Shi’ite countries that use Islamic Sharia law apply the “eye for an eye” rule literally.

-wiki

 

A court in Iran has ruled that a man who blinded a woman with acid after she spurned his marriage proposals will also be blinded with acid.

The ruling was reported in Iranian newspapers on Thursday.

The punishment is legal under the Islamic Sharia principle of qias, equivalence or analogy, which allows retribution for violent crimes.

The court also ordered the attacker, 27-year-old Majid Movahedi, to pay compensation to the victim.

The acid attack took place in 2004. The victim, Ameneh Bahrami, went to Spain for surgery to reconstruct her face but efforts to restore her sight failed.

The ruling was a response to her plea to the court in the Iranian capital Tehran for retribution.

-BBC News 28 November 2008

 

You may be interested to know that in the end the victim did not get her retribution.

 

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Ameneh Bahrami holds a photo showing herself before she was blinded with acid by Majid Movahedi. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

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