* I think Milo needs to change the name of his tour. How about Magnificent Faggot?
I heard the following conversation between two persons at work today.
K: About these cartoonists in France. You know, I don't think that people should be killed for what they say or write BUT what they wrote was so ... racist! I'm all for freedom of speech-
A: Isn't that the whole point of free speech?
One of these people was a woman, the other was, of course, a man.
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, a 30-year-old writer, activist and creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals, received the first 50 lashes of a 1,000-lash sentence in a public demonstration in the coastal city of Jeddah after evening prayers on Friday. His crime? Criticizing Saudi Arabia's powerful religious clerics.
Badawi was also charged with apostasy which carries the death penalty. In a show of "leniency", this charge was later dropped.
After appealing the conviction, Badawi was re-sentenced — to 1,000 lashes and ten years in prison, as well as a $267,000 fine. According to witnesses, Badawi remained silent as he was flogged. He is scheduled to face the same 50-lash sentence every Friday for the next six months.
The police organized an enormous manhunt across Paris on Wednesday for three suspects they said were involved in a brazen and methodical slaughter at a satirical newspaper that had lampooned Islam.
You can't make fun of Muslims. They'll kill you!
A private taxi firm has sparked outrage over a ‘sexist’ advert that has attracted a wave of complaints.
"It's disgusting that in 2015 sexism is alive and well in Southampton, enough for it to be an acceptable ad campaign, especially in the New Year when companies too often try to make a profit over negative self body image."
I didn't expect anything less from a brain-dead feminist. The ad makes fun of a oh-so-cool clown and a land whale. Yes, they're both not sexy. The company should not back down.
"We apologise for any offence that may have been caused by either of the posters,” manager Lee Haynes told The Tab.
Idiots! Never apologize. It only makes you look weak.
"Of the 22 staff employed with the company, 16 are female and we have a diverse range of ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation within that group."
Did that buy you any mercy? The feminazis don't care. They'll pummel your business because you said that "fat isn't sexy" which is basically attacking 99% of feminists.
Accusing the umma (world Islamic population) of encouraging the hostility of the entire world, al-Sisi’s speech is so dramatic and essentially revolutionary it brings to mind Khrushchev’s famous speech exposing Stalin. Many have called for a reformation of Islam, but for the leader of the largest Arab nation to do so has world-changing implications.
It won't work. Islam spread through merciless warfare. To reject Jihad is to reject Muhammad and his example. That's a big no no in Islam. Simply saying this can get one killed.
However, there is one positive in the speech: the rejection of the idea that Muslims are victims! The reaction from the West -- the growing Nationalism in Europe -- is just that: a reaction. When Muslims migrate to the West and bring their barbaric ways with them, then any Westerner with balls is going to oppose them. It is the West that is being victimized by this low-level war. This constant immigration with absolutely no intention of integrating into the broader culture.
Sachin Tendulkar has decided to retire from ODI cricket. I'll always remember him for his impeccable placement of shots -- it seemed that not a single player was on the field when the cameras followed the balls to the boundary.
Favorite moment? His audacious assault on the Pakistani bowlers, Akhtar in particular, during the 2003 World Cup.
The French actor whose eccentric personality has come to symbolise a certain, old fashioned form of Gallic love for good food and the pleasures in life, also known as a "bon vivant," said he is finished with the country, in a letter published in the Journal du Dimanche.
Take a look at these staggering numbers:
He said he paid 85 per cent of his income in taxes in 2012, and over 45 years, has paid 145 million Euros – or £118 million – in taxes.
Still, the socialist politicians scold this burdened fellow:
However the minister of culture, Aurelie Filippetti, joined her Socialist colleagues who criticised the actor's decision on Sunday. She said he was "deserting the field in the middle of a war against the [economic] crisis," and that "French citizenship is an honour, and includes rights and also duties, which include the ability to pay taxes."
Ability! He paid 85% tax this year. He's practically a slave of the French state. There's no "honour" in that.
It's strange to meet non-Pakistani people in Canada who used to live and work in Pakistan in the 1960s and the 1970s. During that time, relatively speaking, Pakistan was doing better than India. Why? Religious hatred in Pakistan hadn't been fully ignited and India was being economically broken through dumb socialist policies.
It seems that Pakistan has been on a frightening downward trajectory since I was born: more religious oppression and less economic freedom. So much so that Pakistan started exporting its hatred; The Taliban in Afghanistan being the prime example.
The leader of the Ahmadis isn't doing himself any favors. After years and years of subjugation in Muslim lands around the world, he stands up and diplomatically lectures the West (!) for hurting the feelings of Muslims. To make matters worse, he showcases his totalitarian streak by calling for the criminalization of speech that wounds Muslims. What a hypocritical ass. Only in the West, can he stand in front of a crowd and freely speak his mind. The Saudis won't even let him enter the heart of Islam.
Moon Tae-Hwa stares at his computer, dizzy and nauseous from the hours of porn he's viewed online while his wife and children slept. He feels no shame — only a righteous sense of mission.
"I feel like I'm cleaning up dirty things," the devout Christian and family counselor said.
Moon is among the most successful members of the "Nuri Cops" (roughly "net cops"), a squad of nearly 800 volunteers who help government censors by patrolling the Internet for pornography in their spare time.
It's a hard job but somebody's got to do it!
In writing “A Throne of Bones,” I had two objectives of modest ambition. The first was to write a better epic fantasy than George R. R. Martin, or at least a better one than “A Dance with Dragons” turned out to be. The second is to demonstrate that by relying upon historical verisimilitude, conventional literary archetypes and traditional patterns of human behavior instead of modern secular ideologies and the current assumptions of the cultural zeitgeist, an author can expect to produce a work of literary quality that is observably superior to the vast quantity of sewage being published today.
I've read Summa Elvetica which is thoroughly entertaining but ends too soon. I'm glad to see that more books, set in the same world, will follow. I do wonder, is Vox writing a trilogy or does he have a greater series in mind?
Marvel has been hammering DC with their movies in the last few years. DC, it seems, is gearing up their Justice League for the big screen to face off against The Avengers 2 in the summer of 2015.
This site has got information about the main bad "guy" in the movie. If true, then finally we'll get to see an unleashed Superman.
The Innocent Prophet is due to be released on the 14th of December in Madrid, Spain. Our representative for Stand Up America Now, Imran Firasat, has received word from the Spanish government informing him that if he or Stand Up America Now continue on and release the film on December 14 in Madrid Spain, then his residency status will be revoked. He will be detained, locked in prison under the excuse of being a danger to national security, then deported back to Pakistan where he would be killed because he is facing a death sentence due to his criticism of Islam.
Muslims don't need to reconquer Spain. It seems that sharia already rules there.
[...] suppose that Cersei was cut from the Brienne mode. Let's make just one simple change in favor of the modern equalitarian perspective. Instead of being a conniving bitch working within the confines of a traditional female role, she's grown up to be a Strong, Independent Warrior Woman every bit as skilled with the sword as her twin and every bit as uninterested in propagating the species in the customary manner.
Anti-Ahmadi sentiment is so pervasive among Pakistanis that even members of the community who should be hailed as national heroes are vilified. Extremists deleted the word “Muslim” from the gravestone of Abdus Salam, an Ahmadi and theoretical physicist whose work provided evidence of the Higgs boson’s existence; his family had had it inscribed with “the first Muslim Nobel laureate.” Salam had been systematically shunned and eventually banned from lecturing at public universities because of his religious beliefs.
Think about that. This guy becomes the first Muslim, Nobel prize winner in a scientific field. There are more than a billion Muslims in the world and yet none of them can claim an honor or accolade greater than what was earned by Abdus Salam.
Is he celebrated? Is he held up as a role model? Not even close. Muslims in Pakistan don't even learn his name in history books. Thugs go out and vandalize his grave. Even in death, he doesn't find peace.
Cricinfo on the incredibly young Alastair Cook:
It was Cook's 23rd Test century and his third in successive Tests this series. Not only did that make him the leading century maker for England in their Test history but it also made him the youngest man from any country to pass the milestone of 7,000 Test runs.
He's almost 28 years old. If his body lasts another decade, then he'll likely become the greatest cricket player England has ever produced.
A 22-year-old youth, accused of burning a copy of the Holy Quran, died in police custody at Warburton police station on Sunday, The Express Tribune has learnt.
The youth, Nadeem, was detained without an FIR by the Nankana Sahib police seven days ago. Police say he was being kept in protective custody. He was later shifted to Warburton police station, 20km for Nankana Sahib.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Nankana Sahib district police officer (DPO) Ghulam Mubashar Maken said the youth fell severely ill while in custody at Warburton police station and subsequently died.
One does wonder: What is the survival rate of those who're accused of blasphemy in Pakistan?
Muslims have been, er, unkind to each other since the very beginning of Islam.
the largest forced displacement of Palestinians from an Arab state took place in 1991 when Kuwait expelled most of its Palestinian residents in retaliation for the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) endorsement of Iraq's brutal occupation of the emirate (August 1990-February 1991). It mattered little that this population, most of which had resided in Kuwait for decades, was not supportive of the PLO's reckless move: From March to September 1991, about 200,000 Palestinians were expelled from the emirate in a systematic campaign of terror, violence, and economic pressure while another 200,000 who fled during the Iraqi occupation were denied return. By September 1991, Kuwait's Palestinian community had dwindled to some 20,000.
So, who's responsible for this misery? THE JOOS, of course.
Link via Kathy Shaidle who has awesome post titles.
At first there were three and now there's only one. For around a decade Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting were the dominant batsmen in world cricket, but following Ponting's retirement announcement, the Indian maestro will now stand alone. While Tendulkar might still be upright, he's no longer dominating attacks.
I thought that he would retire after the World Cup victory last year. No matter, it'll be some time soon. Though, can't imagine the pressure on the player who "replaces" Tendulkar in the batting line up.
Isn't it, er, odd that the election of Obama has coincided with the increased racializing of American politics?
Race has been damn productive for the career of B. Obama, President of the United States.
Indeed. The previous Democratic president was a former governor, a very knowledgable guy and a smooth speaker. Obama is black, cool, black, gives away free stuff!, black, cool and black. Obama is a lightweight who utilized white guilt and the color of his skin to the fullest. His legacy will be an exploding public debt, the Great Depression 2.0 and an Islamist axis spanning numerous nations in Asia and Africa.
Maybe, just maybe, the GOP should, on the rare occasions when it has power, do something about, say, affirmative action. Of maybe it should mention during the Presidential campaign that it will nominate judges skeptical of racial preferences. Who knows? The GOP might even go all crazy and run a TV commercial showing your job application being crumpled up because you are the wrong race?
But, but, it's only "racist" when non-whites* get punished because of their race.
* This group includes Jews and Asians--the smart ones.
Vox Popoli on the latest intellectual debate on The View:
[...] our vaunted philosophers failed to consider the most important question raised by the subject, which is whether or not abortion should be legally permitted in the event of a verbal rape resulting in pregnancy.
Thankfully I wasn't drinking anything when I read that.
Gymnastics teacher of Andre Chavanne school, prevented her students last month from participating in a gym course on the athletics area. The reason? The stadium is close to the mosque of Petit-Saconnex and were insulted by many of the congregation. This explanation shocked the parents.
This "gesture" won't be enough. When Muslims leave their clusters of hell and immigrate to the West, only to then recreate their miserable conditions here. If Switzerland doesn't want to small versions of Saudi Arabia within its borders, then she should simply ban all Muslim immigration.