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While Coptic Christians get slaughtered by the dozen, New Zealand does nothing except retweet messages

As a mostly Christian nation, it makes sense for NZ to bring in refugees that are likely to integrate and uphold our Kiwi values, rather than refugees from the only religion that most likely to fail to integrate and refuse to uphold our laws that conflict with their traditions.

While you read this, Coptic Christians are being slaughtered in Egypt.

Egypt has declared three days of mourning on Sunday after a bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt?s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49.

Egypt?s state-run news agency Mena reported that 12 kilograms of TNT explosives were used in the attack. The majority of those killed were women and children.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. ? Read more »

MFaT issues unhelpful advice for those travelling to Gallipoli

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It is Gallipoli season again and thousands of Kiwis will be making their pilgrimage to ANZAC Cove.

I was lucky enough to go last year for the centenary celebrations and it was a long and tiring but fantastic trip.

This year with tensions in?the?region escalating and terror attacks in Turkey, MFaT has issued warnings.

New Zealanders travelling to Gallipoli for Anzac Day commemorations are being warned to be careful following suicide bombings and civil unrest in Turkey.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) updated its travel advice to Turkey yesterday night ahead of the events at Gallipoli on April 25. ? Read more »

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Refugees? Nah, more like residency shoppers

It is a misnomer to call the flood of grifters and bludgers into Europe “refugees”.

Mostly they are looking to avail themselves of the largesse that Western economies and welfare delivers. They want what the West, which they despise, delivers to their citizens, for their own purposes.

When they do get taken in as “refugees” then the lists of demands grow.

Take the current case of “refugees” in Uruguay who want to leave because they don’t like it anymore.

A group of Syrian refugees who were welcomed to Uruguay last year are demanding that authorities let them leave the South American country.

Uruguay welcomed five families of 42 Syrian refugees fleeing civil war in October 2014. Two of the families protested Monday in front of Montevideo’s presidency building. They say local officials promised more than they could deliver and that Uruguay is expensive and there are no jobs. ? Read more »

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The pilgrimage begins

Credit:  christchurchdailyphoto.co.nz

Credit: christchurchdailyphoto.co.nz

Dad and I flew from Dubai after spending a week with my brother and his family. It was good to see my niece again. The last time was 2013.

We flew up on an Emirates Boeing 777. Again we scored an upgrade. The flight was about four and half hours and was packed with Kiwis and Aussies. The first officer on the flight was an Aussie and I had a chat with him for an half an hour. He was jealous as all hell, his great father fought at Gallipoli and he wanted to go but missed out on the ballot.

We arrived in Istanbul, and the temperature drop from 30 plus degrees to just 11 degrees was a bit of a shock. ?? Read more »

Face of the day

Today’s face of the day chooses a religion the way some women choose a car. He is influenced by how it looks and how it makes him feel but he fails to look under the bonnet.

He may have been named after the local priest in his Irish hometown but Liam Neeson could be leaving his Roman Catholic beliefs behind.

The 59-year-old actor is said to be considering converting to Islam following a working trip to Istanbul.

According to The Sun, Neeson admitted that Islamic prayer ‘got into his spirit’ while he was filming in Turkey.

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A different faith: Liam Neeson, pictured here on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show this month, is reportedly considering converting to Islam
The call to prayer happens five times a day, and for the first week, it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit, and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing,’ he said.

There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning, and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim.’

-DailyMail.co.nz

Well I am glad that he really looked into it then. You can tell so much about an ideology by the architecture of their buildings and the way that they pray five times a day ( cough ) If he can be seduced by nice architecture and people on mats 5 times a day constantly bending and stretching perhaps he should consider this instead?

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Man doing Yoga on a mat

 

 

I mean seriously, which one would you choose?

Praying Muslim man on mat

Praying Muslim man on mat

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