Little Fatima’s life had value. Certainly, Nicky Hager and his co-author thought her life was important and that her death should be brought to the public’s attention. We in New Zealand shed a tear at the thought of a very young little girl being caught in an adult’s war. A true innocent who lost her life because of the decisions of others. Her name means daughter of the prophet, a good Muslim name. How much value did Fatima’s life have to her family and to the people of her village that communicated with Hager and his co-author? What value did Fatima’s life hold to her community?
The small Ahmadiyya sect of Islam is known for condemning Islamic extremism and for doing charitable good works. Their community’s slogan is “Love for all, hatred for none” and unlike mainstream Islam sects Sunni and Shia they are tolerant of other religions. Their values are still not the same as Western values as women and men are segregated inside their mosques and their women still wear hijab. Pete and I visited Auckland’s Ahmadiyya mosque last year and found them as concerned about ” radical Islam” as we were.
The problem I have with the peaceful and tolerant Ahmadiyya is that they are used as poster girls for mainstream Islam by both the media and politicians. They also promote their faith as being representative of Islam which gives the world a false impression of what Islam really is.
The Baitul Futuh Mosque has also been acting as the center for the ‘Loyalty, Freedom and Peace Campaign’ in order for the west to recognize Islam as a peaceful religion and to improve the Integration of Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
“You should legalise it, grow it, tax it, regulate it,” he told Newshub.
“I think that would be wonderful because obviously the amount of dairy cows that New Zealand has is damaging the rivers, if you could put some of that land over into growing cannabis would be just as profitable for them, if not more profitable.”
He said he envisaged that in 10 years time cannabis will be as socially acceptable as a glass of wine.
It’s already socially acceptable. The problem is that it is illegal. Read more »
The opposition and Media party have been attacking water exports.
Predictably, Bill English has quivered when confronted with tweets and outrage from the perpetually outraged.
The Government has written to its advisory group on water, telling it to investigate putting a price on exported water and to report back by the end of the year.
“We’ve written to the technical advisory group that’s working on water allocation, and asking them to include in their considerations the issues around export water”, Prime Minister Bill English said on Monday afternoon.
It comes amidst public and political pressure in recent weeks over the exporting of New Zealand water for sale overseas.
“There is real public concern about foreign companies access to water, there’s also a long-held, deep seated view among New Zealanders that no one owns it and it’s free,” Mr English said.
“We’d want to step through any process carefully so that’s why we’ve written a letter today.”
NASA tells us we’re in trouble
In an incredible new visual, deterioration of our glaciers over the past 47 years can be seen.
Since 1890, the glaciers have been retreating, with only short periods of small advances, NASA said.
“The differences between 1990 (Landsat image from January 12) and 2017 (ASTER image from January 29) can be seen in the pair of images, that include the Mueller, Hooker and Tasman Glaciers, NASA wrote on its website.
“Notice the larger terminal lakes, the retreat of the ice free of moraine cover, and the higher moraine walls due to ice thinning. The images cover an area of 39 by 46 km, and are located at 43.7 degrees south, 170 degrees east.
“These images show Mueller, Hooker and Tasman glaciers on New Zealand’s South Island in January 1990 (left) and January 2017 (right). The 2017 image shows less snow cover (white to light gray) and larger lakes at the glaciers’ termini (blue).”
So the question is, why compare with 1970?
A politically correct opinion piece on Islamic immigration to New Zealand in The Dominion Post got lots of comments. Interestingly despite the politically correct stance taken by the writer the majority of commenters disagreed with what he said. It made me realise that Whaleoil readers are not the only New Zealanders who can see what folly it is to import a culture, religion and political ideology so at odds with everything we hold dear. We are not the only New Zealanders who have observed what happens in other Western countries when they import an ideology that thinks homosexuals should be killed, that women are second class and that want to spread their laws and values to New Zealand rather than assimilate to our laws and values.
The article interested me because it inadvertently explained that we had a sensible immigration policy until the United Nations put pressure on our government. Believe it or not, our governments all had sensible immigration policies until the United Nations opened New Zealand up to Muslim immigration.
…Discrimination on the basis of ethnicity and religion characterised New Zealand’s immigration and refugee policy until the late 1980s. The country wanted British immigrants. Small numbers of refugees from the Middle East began arriving in New Zealand from the late 1970s, comprising people of Baha’i and Christian backgrounds.
Best country to live? New Zealand ranked 13th
The ranking, by US News and World Report’s so called “informed elites”, pitted New Zealand 14th overall, while Switzerland, which is highly regarded for its citizenship, business climate and quality of life, took out the top spot.
Switzerland unseated Germany for the top spot in the US news magazine’s annual ranking of the world’s best countries, which said the Alpine nation is “a sanctuary for calm reason”. Read more »
In Auckland, with short boundaries at Eden Park and the TAB is giving it to South Africa.
Cloudy periods. Chance shower from evening. Southwesterly.
In April 2017, women’s rights activist, champion of free speech and best-selling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali will make her first appearance in New Zealand to discuss the current world political climate, Islam, and a plethora of other vital topics.
Infidel. Heretic. Apostate. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has courted controversy over her years in the public eye, earning widespread criticism amongst the liberal left and death threats from the religious right. April will see her come in Auckland to add her voice to the heated debate about Islam’s place in a modern liberal democracy.
The people who wrote this promo are either ill informed or are being deliberately obtuse. Since when was Islam considered the religious right? They can’t even say it. The death threats are from MUSLIMS!
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We can expect stories like this one to appear in our media more and more frequently as it is the exact same pattern that has occurred in every other Western country including Australia when the Muslim population was still a small percentage of the population. I have written before about the victimhood pyramid and New Zealand’s Maori are going to find out the hard way that their victimhood status is going to be put below the victimhood status of New Zealand Muslims. The same thing has happened in America to Gay Americans who have found that Liberals will put the rights of Muslim Americans over their rights every time.
Muslim activists are very adept at getting their victimhood narrative into the media early and building on the perception that they are the victims of intolerance when in reality it is their religion that is intolerant of gays, women’s rights, and other religions. I think that it is highly likely that the professional and educated Mehpara Khan is an activist as that is another pattern with victimhood news stories like this one. They always seemed to be fronted by a university educated, articulate Muslim woman.