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Turkeys vote for an early Christmas in Texas

In a move so poorly thought out that they may as well have painted  a bullseye on their foreheads, organisers of the Houston Pride celebration have declared their parade to be gun-free. They made this extraordinary decision less than two weeks after the slaughter at the Orlando gay nightclub. Their decision has served them up as defenceless targets to any would-be an Islamic terrorist. As we all know, terrorists are cowards and like their targets to be unarmed and defenceless. If terrorists do decide to take up their invitation to slaughter them like the incredibly naive turkeys they are, I hope that the other citizens of Texas observing the parade are able to defend them with their concealed  firearms.

 

As reported by Breitbart Texas, organizers have remained steadfast to their declaration that no one can carry firearms.

This decision comes less than two weeks after the Orlando Islamic terrorist attack at a gay nightclub which killed almost 50 people and wounded more than 50 more. This tragedy happened at another “gun-free zone.”

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Expect more ISIS prosecutions in New Zealand, says Waikato academic

Two Daesh sympathisers were convicted yesterday, and a university professor says we should expect more.

Waikato University law professor Alexander Gillespie said terrorism legislation did not apply because the men were not explicitly inciting anyone to violence or intending a bomb attack.

He suspected there would be more prosecutions to come.

“People need to be prepared that there’ll be more cases like this, that there is more support for radical extremists that we actually care to admit.

“It’s just that this is the first time that we’ve begun to see it quite clearly with regards to this kind of charge. I think where you find one you’ll find others.”

Federation of Islamic Associations president Hazim Arafeh condemned the men’s behaviour but said the videos and other IS material they had were not difficult to find.

“This material is provided on the internet, there’s nothing new about it. I sometimes from time to time come across it, unintentionally of course.

“But the problem is the behaviour that someone can develop upon watching this material. This is what could be a bit of concern. But so far I don’t think there is a great risk to the New Zealand society.”

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Arrests in suspected terrorist hit at the Belgium/Ireland Euro 2016 match

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Three months after Islamist bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, police searched dozens of houses across the country and arrested 12 people the night before Belgium’s Euro 2016 game against Ireland on Saturday.

Nine of them were released after questioning but three Belgian nationals identified as 27-year-old Samir C., 40-year-old Moustapha B., and 29-year-old Jawad B., were charged with “having attempted to commit a terrorist murder and for participation in the activities of a terrorist group”, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

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Give Gays Guns

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The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have multiple good guys with guns. Often the bad guys with the guns won’t contemplate trying to kill people someplace where there is a high chance of being shot back. You don’t hear of mass murders at gun ranges or gun shops do you?

So, how do you prevent gay people being gunned down in night clubs? Well you arm them, of course.

Within hours of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Gwendolyn Patton was on the case. She sat down, banged out a press release and posted it on her website. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence,” it read. Swatting away the pleas for gun control she knew would follow in the wake of a high-profile mass shooting, Patton wrote: “At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns,” she went on. “A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul.” She lamented that the revelers mowed down at the Pulse were practically sitting ducks: In Florida, even though gun laws are quite loose, you’re not allowed to carry firearms in a place that serves alcohol. What if there were a designated carrier, she wondered? Someone tasked with remaining sober and toting a gun around a bar? “It’s sad that we must consider such things,” she concluded, “but when there are persons out there who mean us harm, we must find ways to protect ourselves within the law.”

It’s a similar argument to the one voiced after all such shootings: shooting in a school? Arm the teacher. Shooting in a movie theater? Arm the theater-goers. What makes Patton’s call to arms a little different is that she is not part of the NRA or the Republican Party. She is a Libertarian at the head of Pink Pistols, which describes itself as “an international GLBT self-defense organization” and whose slogan is “Pick on someone your own caliber.” And so: Shooting at a gay nightclub? Arm gay people.

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Tolerance, in excess, is treason

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New Zealand’s annual refugee intake of 750 was disgracefully low. An intake of 1000 is not much better. A doubling of the level, to 1500, as urged by Amnesty International and the Labour and Green parties, ought to be possible. The Minister of Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, points to the cost of ongoing support for those already admitted, many of whom are said to be still struggling to find work even after being here for up to 10 years. Doubtless a doubling of the number would mean much more than doubling the cost of refugee resettlement over the next 10 years. But the world is facing a wave of people fleeing from the upheaval in Muslim countries and all decent countries need to provide asylum for those in genuine danger.

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Winston for PM

Speaking to a government motion to condemn the Orlando terrorist attack, Winston Peters delivered a powerful speech.

Orlando terrorist’s dad turns out to be politically active himself

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The Afghan-born father of Omar Mateen, the man police identified as the gunman who killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Florida, is a fringe political commentator who rails against Pakistan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Seddique Mateen, who public records indicate is the father of Omar Mateen, had an occasional television show on a US-based Afghan satellite channel for about three years, and has continued to post political commentaries on his Facebook page as recently as Sunday (local time).

Omar Khatab, the owner of the California-based satellite channel Payam-e-Afghan, said in an interview that Seddique Mateen occasionally bought time on his channel to broadcast a show called Durand Jirga, which focused in part on the disputed Durand Line, the frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan demarcated by the Indian subcontinent’s former British rulers.

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Orlando attack mana from heaven for politicians

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In the wake of the deadliest shooting in US history, likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was “right on radical Islamic terrorism” and called for toughness and vigilance.

Trump made the statement on Twitter after the attack in an Orlando, Florida nightclub which killed 50 people and wounded 53.

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McCully needs to man up and dare to use the T word

Sorry was the hardest word for Helen Clark to ever say, and terrorism is the hardest word for Murray McCully for to utter.

In a recent video, we showed how the NZ Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully refused to label the recent spate of attacks against Israelis by Palestinians as terrorism, despite being given the opportunity to do so three times. He seems to be plagued by what we might call the “Voldemort effect” – that which shall not be named.

The shooting rampage in Tel Aviv that has left 4 innocent Israelis dead, 18 hospitalised (including a four-year-old in critical condition) and many more traumatised, was perpetrated by two young Arab Palestinian men from Hebron, in the West Bank. There can hardly be a more stark example of terrorism. The victims’ crime was apparently having the temerity to embrace the famous Tel Aviv nightlife by enjoying a chocolate treat at the Max Brenner cafe. They were not “settlers”, they were not in the West Bank or other “disputed territory”, they were not soldiers at a checkpoint. The usual excuses that apologists use to justify acts of Palestinian terrorism do not apply.

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NZ Herald misleads and continues anti-Israel bias

The video above shows what really happened. Four Israelis were murdered, 20 in total were shot in Tel Aviv by two Arab gunmen.

The NZ Herald has different ideas….for them the gunmen are the victims.

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