Francois Hollande

They may march backwards but sometimes they are cunning

The cheese eating surrender monkeys might be the world champions at marching backwards but their politicians are sometimes very cunning.

Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday crashed out of the race to elect a Right-wing nominee for next year’s presidential election in France, after François Fillon, a Thatcherite with a Welsh wife, came a spectacular first ahead of Alain Juppé.

The race to pick a nominee for the Republicans party has sparked huge interest as the winner is likely to meet – and defeat – Marine Le Pen, leader of the anti-EU, anti-immigrant Front National, in the definitive presidential run-off next May.

The ballot was open to anyone willing to pay €2 who professes agreement with the values of the centre-Right.

In a surprise outcome, Mr Fillon was on course to finish far out in front in round one.

With almost 9,000 out of 10,000 polling stations counted, Mr Fillon was on 44.1 per cent, Mr Juppé on 28.2 per cent and Mr Sarkozy well behind on 21 per cent.    Read more »

Big right-wing shift expected in French regional elections as anti-immigration message finds fertile soil

The liberal left are getting a pasting in France in elections over the weekend.

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front is leading in six out of 12 regions in the first round of regional elections, Reuters reports citing exit polls.

Le Pen and her niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, are both set to take more than 40 percent of the vote in the north and southeast of the country, TV exit polls showed on Sunday.

Assemblies in the 13 regions of metropolitan France and in four overseas territories were being elected. Results for Paris are not yet in.

The Ifop, OpinionWay and Ipsos project polling agencies predict that the National Front won between 27 and 30 percent of the ballots in Sunday’s voting, followed by former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party, The Republicans, and President Francois Hollande’s governing Socialists.   Read more »

We are at war with an ideology, not a nation state, and the enemy lives among us

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I’ve said it for a long time…and the left-wing even mounted a campaign against what I have been saying, especially my comment that the only way to deal with ISIS is to kill them all.

Well it seems I was right, we are in a war and the little socialist President of France now knows it. Even the Pope gets it.

As France continues to count its dead and wounded and the world comes to terms the scope of the coordinated attacks on Paris, talk has turned to war.

Speaking from the Elysee Palace just hours after the attack, French President Francois Hollande described the attack as “act of war that was prepared, organised and planned from abroad”.

His language was echoed by the Pope, who described the attack as part of a third world war.

In the United States there have been calls to invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty, which contains the principle of the collective self-defence of the member states.   Read more »

“We are going to wage a war that will be pitiless.” Yeah Right

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Actions speak louder than words and Francois Hollande’s actions have been to allow what should have been totally preventable. As Enoch Powell said in his famous speech, ‘The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils.’ All over Europe, Muslim terrorists have had easy access to countries. Easy access that could have been prevented by governments more interested in preventing evil than tolerating it.

Hollande is using the language of war only now, when it is way too late. The barbarians are already within the gates and it was his government that welcomed them in. Not only have they penetrated France’s minimal defences they are intrenched into French society. They hide amongst the Muslim population while recruiting more and more to their cause.

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Mark Steyn nails it

and the elephant in the room that no one will talk about except a few brave individuals who will eventually be proved right.

As I write, Paris is under curfew for the first time since the German occupation, and the death toll from the multiple attacks stands at 158, the vast majority of them slaughtered during a concert at the Bataclan theatre, a delightful bit of 19th century Chinoiserie on the boulevard Voltaire. The last time I was there, if memory serves, was to see Julie Pietri. I’m so bloody sick of these savages shooting and bombing and killing and blowing up everything I like – whether it’s the town where my little girl’s favorite fondue restaurant is or my favorite hotel in Amman or the brave freespeecher who hosted me in Copenhagen …or a music hall where I liked to go to hear a little jazz and pop and get away from the cares of the world for a couple of hours. But look at the photographs from Paris: there’s nowhere to get away from it; the barbarians who yell “Allahu Akbar!” are there waiting for you …when you go to a soccer match, you go to a concert, you go for a drink on a Friday night. They’re there on the train… at the magazine office… in the Kosher supermarket… at the museum in Brussels… outside the barracks in Woolwich…

Twenty-four hours ago, I said on the radio apropos the latest campus “safe space” nonsense:

This is what we’re going to be talking about when the mullahs nuke us.

Almost. When the Allahu Akbar boys opened fire, Paris was talking about the climate-change conference due to start later this month, when the world’s leaders will fly in to “solve” a “problem” that doesn’t exist rather than to address the one that does. But don’t worry: we already have a hashtag (#PrayForParis) and doubtless there’ll be another candlelight vigil of weepy tilty-headed wankers. Because as long as we all advertise how sad and sorrowful we are, who needs to do anything?  Read more »

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey Mayors smarter than John Key

I have no problem with New Zealand taking in genuine refugees.  

If we have a process in place where we take persecuted Christians that would be a great start.   

Now all we have to do is wait for Key to wise up and realise he’s gone from the frying pan into the fire, and the only way left out of it is to follow suit.

The French government has condemned two mayors who say they would only take in Christian refugees, as the country prepares to receive the first group of about 24,000 migrants.

“You don’t sort [refugees] on the basis of religion. The right to asylum is a universal right,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday evening (local time), hours before about 200 were expected to arrive from Germany.

Under pressure to respond to Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II, President Francois Hollande announced on Monday that France would take in 24,000 people over two years.   Read more »

Face of the day

French President Francois Hollande

French President Francois Hollande

Finally it is hitting home to the political leaders in Europe that their countries are under attack. It has been happening for a very long time to Israel but they didn’t care when it happened to Israel.

“It’s difficult for a society to live for years under the threat of attack,” he told French journalists. “The question is not if there will be another attack … but when.”

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How difficult does he think it has been for the Israeli people? He and so many other misguided ‘intellectuals’ simply did not understand that Islamic terrorism against Israel is not about land but about forming a worldwide Islamic Caliphate and that Israel is just one of the countries on their list. It is Global Jihad and no, it is not because countries have done something to ‘provoke’ the attacks.

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The Vatican obviously has a no poofters rule

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The Pope, fresh from pissing off the Turks has now pissed off the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys with the Vatican’s ‘no poofters’ rule.

For centuries, France has named its ambassador to the Holy See under a process that is as smooth, classy and predictable as the ticking of an antique clock.

Tradition dictates that the appointee is a conservative, senior diplomat – a decent chap who’s on his last posting before retirement and deserves a job with perks, flunkies and not too much work.

The appointment is approved by the French President, then the bureaucratic machinery whirrs silently into gear. The papal envoy in Paris, the Apostolic Nuncio, is informed. He tells the church hierarchy in Rome, which rubber-stamps the President’s choice.

Staff at the French embassy to the Holy See then put a final polish to the Villa Bonaparte, an 18th century edifice decorated in fine Empire style, to prepare for His Excellency and his spouse.

The protocols of these changeovers are almost set in stone. After all, France has had diplomatic relations with the Holy See since the fifth century with only a few breaks, and enjoys status in the Vatican as “the eldest daughter of the Church”, a reflection of the historic loyalty of French Catholics.

But this year has brought a traumatic and very public bust-up.

The Vatican is refusing to accept President Francois Hollande’s ambassadorial choice, who is gay.    Read more »

Face of the day

Today’s face of the day has had his life changed forever because of a drawing. A drawing that frankly looks like a child drew it.

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I am no art critic but even as a cartoon it doesn’t impress. The offence and push back in reaction to this drawing is obscene in its intensity and violence. Last Saturday an Islamic terrorist in Denmark almost succeeded in ending the artist’s life. Who is this man that now has to lives his life under constant threat of death because of a drawing?

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Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has faced death threats for many years

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Claims that Islam is a “religion of peace” is a shameful lie

Douglas Murray at  The Spectator explains why it is a shameful lie to describe any religion, but in particular Islam as a “religion of peace”.

The West’s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each bloody Islamist assault.

In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly every other country in the world it remains government policy to say that any and all attacks carried out in the name of Mohammed have ‘nothing to do with Islam’. It was said by George W. Bush after 9/11, Tony Blair after 7/7 and Tony Abbott after the Sydney attack last month. It is what David Cameron said after two British extremists cut off the head of Drummer Lee Rigby in London, when ‘Jihadi John’ cut off the head of aid worker Alan Henning in the ‘Islamic State’ and when Islamic extremists attacked a Kenyan mall, separated the Muslims from the Christians and shot the latter in the head. And, of course, it is what President François Hollande said after the massacre of journalists and Jews in Paris last week.

All these leaders are wrong. In private, they and their senior advisers often concede that they are telling a lie. The most sympathetic explanation is that they are telling a ‘noble lie’, provoked by a fear that we — the general public — are a lynch mob in waiting. ‘Noble’ or not, this lie is a mistake. First, because the general public do not rely on politicians for their information and can perfectly well read articles and books about Islam for themselves. Secondly, because the lie helps no one understand the threat we face. Thirdly, because it takes any heat off Muslims to deal with the bad traditions in their own religion. And fourthly, because unless mainstream politicians address these matters then one day perhaps the public will overtake their politicians to a truly alarming extent.

If politicians are so worried about this secondary ‘backlash’ problem then they would do well to remind us not to blame the jihadists’ actions on our peaceful compatriots and then deal with the primary problem — radical Islam — in order that no secondary, reactionary problem will ever grow.

We must confront radical Islam, otherwise it will grow.

Yet today our political class fuels both cause and nascent effect. Because the truth is there for all to see. To claim that people who punish people by killing them for blaspheming Islam while shouting ‘Allah is greatest’ has ‘nothing to do with Islam’ is madness. Because the violence of the Islamists is, truthfully, only to do with Islam: the worst version of Islam, certainly, but Islam nonetheless.

Last week, a chink was broken in this wall of disinformation when Sajid Javid, the only Muslim-born member of the British cabinet, and one of its brightest hopes, dipped a toe into this water. After the Paris attacks, he told the BBC: ‘The lazy answer would be to say that this has got nothing whatsoever to do with Islam or Muslims and that should be the end of that. That would be lazy and wrong.’ Sadly, he proceeded to utter the second most lazy thing one can say: ‘These people are using Islam, taking a peaceful religion and using it as a tool to carry out their activities.’

How many times have we heard this? …from Obama, to Cameron, to many other politicians.

It is a lie.   Read more »