Belgium's Burqa Ban kicks off on July 23rd. July 4th would have been nice, but you can't expect the Belgians to observe an American holiday. Australia might be next.
The Pastafarians of Australia have been making their voices heard. They are still only a minority, but their souffle is rising.
Of course the warnings are coming that there will be violence. Islamic leaders call a Burqa Ban "Un-Australian". Because what's more Australian than a Burqa, except maybe Mexican food or drowning witches.
However Assisting Shift in Multicultural Australia director Janine Evans, who is a Muslim, said it was too simplistic to say that burqas did not fit into Australian society.
"To say it doesn't fit with our way of life and culture shuts the door to (Muslim) women becoming active members of society," she said.
But doesn't the Burqa do that? How can women who cover their faces become active members of society?
This is a point that I made in my Front Page article, 5 Reasons To Ban the Burqa
Countries where the Burqa is in wide use, have low rates of female civic participation. In Saudi Arabia women are not allowed to vote. In parts of Pakistan, women are not allowed to vote as well. In Afghanistan women were shunted into female only polling stations, or forced to vote by proxy through a male family member.
There are four other reasons in the article and you may be interested to hear them.
Will turning Australia into another Afghanistan be "Australian"? Let's take another look at the Burqa Capital of the World.
a staggering 87 percent of Afghan women are illiterate and the average life expectancy for women is just 44 years,
...all part of the Burqa package.
A young woman protester who looked to be about 20 years old used her bright blue headscarf to wave the rotting smell away from my face...
She turned to me, dropped her scarf to her shoulders and said, “This smell it is like Afghan man, yes.”
Or like Islam. But we can't question Islam. The propaganda bus rolls on and we're supposed to get on board.
Recently I began researching PBS's long roll of Islamic documentaries and I found some very interesting things about one documentary specifically, and the people behind those documentaries. It's written up in my article "Prince of Lies"
Could a racist mass murderer of Africans become PBS's way to sell Islam to African-Americans? With "Prince Among Slaves" the answer was yes. "Prince Among Slaves" used the story of a Muslim Moorish prince sold into slavery to promote Islam as the source of black culture, right down to the Blues coming from the Koran.
There was just one problem with the Prince.
A contemporary fundraising letter on his behalf read, “But Prince states explicitly, and with an air of pride, that not a drop of Negro blood runs in his veins. He places the Negro on a scale of being infinitely below the Moor.”
Yes he was kind of a racist and not terribly fond of black people. Also he had a history of murdering them.
In Rahman’s own account, he describes going to war against an African tribe and razing their towns. After the natives fought back, Rahman boasts that he proclaimed, “I will not run for an African.”
There's plenty more details in Prince of Lies, including the story of the converts behind the documentaries.
My final article for the week, "How Four Influential Socialist Anti-Semites Shaped the Left" looks at the impact that the bigotry of Karl Marx, H.G. Wells and the man who coined the word "Socialism" had on the modern left today.
Even as the Nazi Holocaust had begun, H.G. Wells wrote in The New World Order (1940);
“The hostile reaction to the cult of the Chosen People is spreading about the entire world to-day…http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif there has never been such a world-wide—I will not use the word anti-Semitism because of the Arab—I will say anti-Judaism… it is becoming world-wide and simultaneous… Until they are prepared to assimilate and abandon the Chosen People idea altogether, their troubles are bound to intensify.”
Speaking of Socialists, the Communicator in Chief is giving off his barrage of news conferences like a drunk on a bender. Pity he has all the negotiating skills of a Bobby Fischer, and none of his chess playing abilities.
Obama's only tactic is to throw a tantrum and then wait for the media to carry his water. And the media does carry his water, but it can only carry it so far, before it gets bored and finds a socialite or a serial killer to report on.
And let's face it, the media isn't what it used to be. Not when Forbes and MSNBC are pushing the biggest Palin scandal ever, "GymShirtGate".
This scandal is almost as grave as the time Bachmann didn't properly name John Wayne's birth place, and the time Herman Cain couldn't remember what the atomic weight of Zinc was.
To be fair the media has never had much luck pushing Palin scandals. Troopergate expected you to care if Palin had gotten a cop who tasered his disabled son fired. It's almost a pity that scandal didn't go national. But then the left probably had a moment of sanity and realized this would go over as well as accusing her of unethically feeding the homeless or illegally rescuing stray dogs.
But the left's target du jour is Cantor, who suddenly is going from obscure to the top of the Enemies List. Isn't it about time that New York Times reporters started going through his trash like suit wearing racoons and moving next door to his family.
If not Obama can always bring back his supporter who was arrested for threatening to kill Cantor and his family.
NPR is already in the game with an article that's only slightly better than just shouting, "Jew, Jew, Jew".
In 2004, the political publication Roll Call provided details of a Cantor fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel in New York City during which mostly Jewish donors contributed about $500,000 to the congressman's leadership committee, ERICPAC.
Clearly this is very relevant to his current role in the negotiations seven years later. In other news, I hear that Cantor fella is Jewish and all about the money. And now for another piece on tolerance... from NPR.
Fun fact, almost every comment on the piece below it had to be removed. Another episode of the tolerant left. William Jacobson says, "We Are All Bibi Netanyahu Now"
Meanwhile the left has gotten into a tizzy over Israel's so-called anti-boycott law. A civil law, not a criminal law, that allows those who lose money to file suit. That's not the version of the story you'll hear from the media of course. Or from the ADL.
Elihu Stone has a comprehensive takedown of the hype and myths surrounding this and Samurai Mohel has a ruder take on it. But if the ADL and the JTA and other groups so worried about free speech in Israel want an issue to tackle... here's one. But the international left supports the local left suppressing freedom of speech. It only gets angry when its activism is impeded in some way.
Netanyahu is staking out a position firmly on the side of Meh, opposing most of the Knesset's efforts to expose the corruption of the left.
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Via Religion of Peace, Hillary Clinton hopes Islam and the West can agree on tolerance. I give better odds on them coming to an agreement on forcing all women to wear hefty bags as a sign of respect for Muslim men.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's hopeful that a religious tolerance agreement between the West and Islamic countries will end efforts to criminalize blasphemy that threaten freedom of expression.
Clinton said Friday in Turkey that an initiative by the U.S., the European Union and the Organization of the Islamic Conference will promote religious freedom without compromising free speech.
Muslim countries are not interested in religious freedom. Islam doesn't do freedom of religion. It was built on depriving entire civilizations of their freedom of religion.
"President Obama defied a sluggish economy to collect a whopping $86 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic Party in the past 3 months... .... Obama campaign manager ... called the early effort a "monumental achievement."
Those aren't donations. They're investments by the thieves who hope that a second term will let them and their friends finish robbing the country blind.