A spoonful of sugar helps the Islam go down

The Muslim Imam in the below video tells Muslims off for sugar coating the truth about how brutal and violent Islam actually is. He uses the word ‘Dawa’ which means spreading Islam ( in other words missionary work.) He seems very at ease explaining how sugar coating the truth about Islam is common amongst the Muslim community. It suggests to me that fear is as much a part of the conversion process as it is a part of the reason why people are scared to leave Islam and become apostates. The Allah he is promoting is not a loving or peaceful God. He is a tyrant to be feared.

This makes perfect sense as Jesus was a peaceful, loving and kind prophet but Muhammad was a brutal warlord who stole,murdered, tortured, raped and enslaved people. He converted by the sword so it is no suprise that the Allah of Islam is just like Muhammad himself.

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Political parties getting free tax payer money. It must be election time

via NBR

The blunt end of four million dollars going to waste.

The Electoral Commission has released details of taxpayer funding for political party advertising before September’s election (see table below).

This year it matters more than ever, as a recent law change means TVNZ and RNZ are no longer required to provide free air time for party political broadcasts. Read more »

Rate payers getting it in the chook thanks to road maggots who pay nothing

A bungled Dunedin City Council cost estimate to complete safety improvements and a cycle/walkway on Otago Peninsula has left the project more than $13 million short.
The council announced yesterday an estimate for the project on Portobello Rd and Harington Point Rd that includes a cycle/walkway from Taiaroa Head to the city had risen from $20 million to $49 million.

The earlier estimate, drawn up in 2011, did not include parts of the cycleway to be built, land that had to be bought and a contingency fund to cover unforeseen expenses

Nobody takes care to do these things right.  After all, there’s always more money where that came from!   Read more »

We should not tolerate Blasphemy laws as they are directly linked to violence

LONDON - FEBRUARY 03: Muslim demonstrators hold banners at the Danish Embassy on February 3, 2006 in London. British muslims have condemned newspaper cartoons which first appeared in a Danish newspaper, some of which depict the Prophet Mohammed wearing a turban shaped like a bomb. The cartoons have sparked worldwide protests. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

An expert on counterterrorism and Islam has said that the United States should take a “hard line” when it comes to countries that enforce blasphemy laws.

“I think we’ve come to a point in time, given the scale of violence, that we really need to put our foot down,”

…His remarks came after a member of the commission, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), said she will be reintroducing a House Resolution she co-sponsored with former Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) and first introduced in 2015 that calls for a global repeal of blasphemy laws.

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“The Witch, No. 1,” lithograph by Joseph E. Baker, published by George H. Walker & Co, circa 1892

The Salem Witch Trials

 O Christian Martyr Who for Truth could die
When all about thee Owned the hideous lie!
The world, redeemed from superstition’s sway,
Is breathing freer for thy sake today
–Words written by John Greenleaf Whittier and inscribed on a monument marking the grave of Rebecca Nurse, one of the condemned “witches” of Salem

The Salem Witch Trials were a series of witchcraft cases brought before local magistrates in a settlement called Salem which was a part of the Massachusetts Bay colony in the 17th century.

More than 200 people were accused of practising witchcraft—the Devil’s magic—and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 330 years later.

Ever since those dark days ended, the trials have become synonymous with mass hysteria and scapegoating.
To understand the events of the Salem witch trials, it is necessary to examine the times in which accusations of witchcraft occurred. There were the ordinary stresses of 17th-century life in Massachusetts Bay Colony. A strong belief in the devil, factions among Salem Village fanatics and rivalry with nearby Salem Town, a recent smallpox epidemic and the threat of attack by warring tribes created a fertile ground for fear and suspicion. Soon prisons were filled with more than 150 men and women from towns surrounding Salem. Their names had been “cried out” by tormented young girls as the cause of their pain. All would await trial for a crime punishable by death in 17th-century New England, the practice of witchcraft.
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Europe Welcomes Returning ISIS Fighters Back Home

By Olivia Pierson

Thousands of returning European nationals who made the choice, based on violent recruiting material, to join ISIS in Syria & Iraq are now returning to Europe. Unbelievably, they are allowed to.

Since 2014, an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 men (and women) left Europe to join the violent Death Cult of rape, butchery and beheadings. European countries such as Sweden, France, Denmark, Belgium, Germany and the U.K have had to put in place “de-radicalisation” programs to “help” these butchers “find a path back home.”

Is it just me, or is suicidal insanity the rule now? Read more »

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Simon Collins found an actual, real, fair-dinkum “Average family”

Kelly Slattery, via NZ Herald

I missed this yesterday, but pimp-the-poor expert Simon Collins has switched to pimping Rich Pricks.  And he managed to find one with all these problems just hours after the budget!

A $20-a-week tax cut leaves one Auckland family still feeling “despondent” and planning to leave the country.

Kelly and Wayne Slattery, who pay $650 a week to rent a four-bedroom home in Botany, live on Wayne’s base income of $92,000 a year plus bonuses – slightly above the median Auckland household income of $87,500.

That’s too much to get any benefit from higher family tax credits, which for a two-child working family like the Slatterys will cut out at a household income of just over $90,000.

It’s way too much to get the new, higher accommodation supplement, which for two-child families in Manukau will cut out at household incomes of $78,000.

Poor Wayne.  His base income is a meagre $92,000 a year plus bonuses, and he is now “despondent” because he’s only getting another $20 more a week from that mean Mr Joyce.   Read more »

It’s a tax and spend Budget

Act Leader David Seymour

“I look from Labour to National and from National to Labour, and then all the way back to National again, and it gets very hard to see any difference.

“This is a Budget that is a tax and spend Budget, it is a vote-buying Budget, and it is a Budget that is designed to buy votes with other people’s money.”

-David Seymour