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That’s one way of dealing with Islamic terrorism

As the Philippines experiences rising Islamic terrorism their President has spoken bluntly about what will happen to terrorists:

Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines as troops sought to contain Islamic State-linked militants who took over large parts of a city, set building ablaze and captured a Catholic priest and other Christians.

President Rodrigo Duterte said he had no choice but to declare martial law on his native island of Mindanao on Wednesday following a failed raid by soldiers on Tuesday on a hideout of the Maute militant group, which triggered clashes and chaos across the largely Muslim city of Marawi.   Read more »

Hey lefties, check your own privilege

Left-wingers like to call on people, particularly white men, to check their privilege, but perhaps they should check their own.

Satyajeet Marar at The Spectator explains:

Thankfully, we do have many examples of real-world privilege.

When pixie-haired Singer Katy Perry responds to terrorism by preaching that we all need to simply ‘co-exist’ with ‘no borders’ while she herself benefits from 24/7 private security, lives in a luxury gated compound and jets around the world earning millions, completely unaffected by the fallout effects of terrorism and unchecked illegal immigration – that is privilege.    Read more »

Bill English doesn’t get dope

Bill English is a muppet when it comes to cannabis.

Peter Dunne has done a volte-face on cannabis, but Bill English hasn’t a clue.

Standing in Mr Dunne’s way is his ministerial boss – the Prime Minister. Bill English says Mr Dunne is “making a lot of assumptions” about a drug that “does real damage to people”.

“We don’t want to encourage open trading in cannabis and a whole industry around it,” he told The AM Show.

Mr English says the impact on gangs would be minimal, as they have other criminal avenues to make money, while Customs and police are “doing a much better job now” of intercepting drugs before they hit the streets.

Despite his unwillingness to make any changes to drug laws, Mr English does agree with Mr Dunne that the so-called war on drugs can’t be called a success.

“It’s failing if one person is having their lives wrecked, or wrecking their family’s lives with drugs. You can never say it’s succeeded – put it that way. There’s always more to do.”

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