A week ago, Mauritania passed new apostasy laws that include killing those who leave Islam but pretend to be muslims (closeted ex-muslims) without a chance to repent. https://t.co/Lxa03iHRoT— Samaa (@ii_ambitious) November 20, 2017
Tambi Dude provided this twitter link to a long thread:
Today, I attended a hate rally organized by fringe ‘Islamist’ groups on U.S soil. SHOCKING experience. I summarize the main points in this thread, until I publish a comprehensive piece tomorrow. 1/34 pic.twitter.com/NhFPQeecX1— Kashif N Chaudhry (@KashifMD) November 19, 2017
Why is Kashif N Chaudhry so shocked? Majorities of Muslims around the globe don't think that Ahmadis are legitimate Muslims. Does Chaudhry think that somehow their mindset will change after they've stepped foot on American soil? The same Islam that has conquered and brutalized nations for over a millennium is now increasing its strength in Europe and America. Ex-Muslims and Ahmadis are going to be on top of their hit lists.
Multiple speakers condemned the Ahmadi Muslims and held them responsible for discouraging Muslims from partaking in violent Jihad, a concept which they believed was widespread before the Ahmadis came along. 9/34 pic.twitter.com/LJXEAtLVEu— Kashif N Chaudhry (@KashifMD) November 19, 2017
It gets worse:
Conference urged American Muslims to check the beliefs of Muslims running for public office in America, lest they mistakenly vote for an Ahmadi instead. “Christians & Jews are infidels. But still better than the Ahmadi infidels,” one speaker reminded. 12/34 pic.twitter.com/rVd8IZahfj— Kashif N Chaudhry (@KashifMD) November 19, 2017
Ahmadis are worse than Jews! The Jews are like the gold standard of evil in Islamic societies. It must really hurt to be called worse than them.
Ungrateful is the new nigger. https://t.co/cMajxmQ4nd— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 20, 2017
Use of the word "nigger" is the exclusive, patented domain of Black people. Shaun King aka Talcum X has gone too far! This is NOT OKAY!
A couple of cities in the California desert have found a novel and remarkably cruel way to make money—force citizens to pay for the privilege of being prosecuted by the attorneys contracting with these cities.
One example of the government viciousness:
In Coachella, a man was fined $900 for expanding his living room without getting a permit. He paid his fine. Then more than a year later he got a bill in the mail from Silver & Wright for $26,000. They told him that he had to pay the cost of prosecuting him, and if he didn't, they could put a lien on his house and the city could sell it against his will. When he appealed the bill they charged him even more for the cost of defending against the appeal. The bill went from $26,000 to $31,000.
All this in a country where the media is free to expose this injustice and still these goons go ahead with their open theft.
It's astonishing to me that tens of millions of people in America want the same sorts of people in government to a) disarm the populace, and b) be in charge of health care for all. How can any sane individual trust these thugs for their total safety and health?
I think this is the best hate comment I have ever had on YouTube. Nothing will ever top being a "domestic terrorist online...a jezebelle keyboard warrior troll witchcraft doer" 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/W4TwfvzWbL— J.A. Miraj الحرية (@HaramDeseret) November 17, 2017
It's almost like a parody of a typical Muslim. Almost.
The title of the story: Windsor man sentenced related to indecent act at aquatic centre.
The first sentence in the story:
A Windsor man has been sentenced in connection with an indecent act at the downtown aquatic centre.
Hassan Al Hariri pleaded guilty last month to the May 2016 incident.
More about this WINDSOR MAN:
Al Hariri pleaded guilty to assault and indecent act after he was caught pleasuring himself in the shower area at the Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre in May 2016. He was also seen giving a young person a consensual back massage.
Al Hariri is a 37-year-old Syrian refugee, who arrived in Canada just three months prior to this incident.
Can you imagine the Syrian media calling a Canadian tourist who was caught in similar circumstances a Damascus man?
Muslim fanatics: "Why're you so obsessed with Islam?"— Ibrahim S. Amin (@Ibrahim_S_Amin) November 18, 2017
Also Muslim fanatics: "We'll seize your country, impose sharia, and eliminate homosexuality!" pic.twitter.com/h9jcAhHZoP
Give Muslims everything they want and pander to them, then they’ll love us 💞 Fight hate w love*— Yasmine Mohammed (@ConfessionsExMu) November 18, 2017
The fiercely dogmatic will view you as weak. They’ll scoff at you as they walk all over you. When you turn the other cheek, it’s easier to chop off your head.
Being kind and financially generous to a cult of death and carnage is the least effective way of dealing with the problem. In fact, that guarantees more violence and bloodshed in the future as the small evil cell grows into a monstrosity.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) minister of information and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Farman criticized the federal minister of law and justice Zahid Hamid for declaring Ahmadi community as Muslims.
Farman said this while talking at a press conference along with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Nazriyati (JUI-N) leaders on Wednesday. Farman criticized former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for calling Ahmadi community his brothers. “While our constitution declares them non-Muslim, our minister of law and justice is calling them Muslims,” he remarked.
The guy makes a good point. Hamid is trying to appear as a liberal or a moderate but the laws of the land still explicitly discriminate against Ahmadis. I don't see an end to the decades-long persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan in the near-future. Why? The majority opinion of Muslims, both in and outside of Pakistan, is that Ahmadis are infidels. So any politician who supports Ahmadis will lose popular support very quickly.
Just like numerous civilizations, many businesses are also very good at destroying themselves:
Twitter’s announcement yesterday that it would begin removing verification badges from some accounts had an immediate impact, as the company stripped the blue checkmark from a handful of accounts associated with the far right. But the announcement, which arrived via five tweets and an update to a Twitter support page, left much unanswered. The most common question was why Twitter would remove a user’s badge instead of simply suspending or banning the account. And the answer, the company says, has to do with offline behavior.
Note however that curiously, while white supremacist Richard Spencer was de-certified, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Dan Rather, and Louis Farrakhan all still have their blue checkmarks.
Of course, offline behavior of the right people will be scrutinized.
Identity politics summarized in a tweet 🙈 pic.twitter.com/W80nIp72MQ— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) November 16, 2017
It's okay to vote for White, heterosexual, fit men.
An Eritrean asylum seeker in Germany has been sentenced to a year and three months in prison after being found guilty of exposing himself and masturbating in public in front of women and a 12-year-old girl.
In a new report on "the white hatred" in Sweden, by the Total Defense Research Institute (Foi) commissioned by the government to map comments written on sites on the internet, milk is listed as a hate symbol and a symbol of "white power," along with the okay-symbol much used by Donald Trump.
Expressing threats or profanity is considered to be an example of hatred, but expressions of anxiety or fear are also considered to be hatred, according to the report.
Hatred = Anxiety = Fear. Pretty soon, mere indifference will be classified as hatred. Instead of deporting the barbarians, the Swedish state is going after sane Swedes who fear for the future of their children and country.
The report is of course the first step to change the constitution, which the Swedish government wants to do to prohibit certain websites that reveal the ethnicity of convicted criminals, and to silence free speech.
Brian the Bastard is unfamiliar with the concept of consent in the current year. You see, female consent is reversible. Fun sex can turn to regret sex can morph to rape! The biggest sin you can commit is to not believe the regret sex clown rape "survivor".
Sheikh Assim Alhakeem graduated from the prestigious Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1998. At present Shaikh Assim is an Imam of a masjid in Jeddah, a role which he has held for the past 20 years, where the sheikh delivers the weekly Friday sermons and lectures on various Islamic Sciences.
The guy is an expert. Fortunately for all who are inquisitive, he also answers questions on twitter in English! Let's see one recent example.
@Assimalhakeem— ایــزاد شاء (@aizadofficial) November 16, 2017
What should be the reaction of muslims if some ignorant disrespects our Prophet (P.B.U.H) .?
The educated imam replies:
If in an Islamic country, he must report this to the Muslim ruler who would try such an infidel inna court of law and have him executed if convicted. If in a non Muslim country, just walk away from such disbelievers. https://t.co/St4zdkJOSo— Assim Alhakeem (@Assimalhakeem) November 16, 2017
If you're in an Islamic country, then don't disrespect the thieving, war-mongering, Jew-murdering, slave-owning, pedophile prophet of Islam. If you're in a non-Muslim country, then you better keep it as a non-Muslim society.
India’s lone Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to showcase pigs at its upcoming zoo – a move that is bound to spark a fresh controversy. Pigs are deemed as unclean animals in Islam and hosting them in a zoo will have political consequences.
A recent move to introduce a liquor shop at the International Airport in Srinagar erupted in controversy, forcing the authorities to back down. Cinema halls have been shut after threat from militants for over two decades, indicating the sensitivity to such issues in the state.
You see, it's not good enough that Muslims don't eat pork or drink alcohol or watch movies. You must be forced to do the same as well.
This is part of the "Typical German" anti-white brainwashing campaign happening in #Berlin.— Ann Kelly (@LadyAodh) November 15, 2017
If a German went to Nigeria or Saudi Arabia no one would call him a "Typical Nigerian" or "Typical Saudi".
This kind of propaganda ONLY happens in White countries, it's #WhiteGenocide! pic.twitter.com/DiTPqjP4A9
My dream of having Morgan Freeman (a super-typical German) play Adolf Hitler in a Hollywood movie comes closer to reality.
What puts the English into a better holiday spirit than a swarm of mudsharks on the TV? And what are the odds that the big UK retailers would just happen to feature exactly the same interracial combination? What, there are no Pakistanis in the UK? No Chinese? No French, Germans, or Romanians? No Swedes, Russians, or Belgians?
The French, Germans, Romanians, Swedes, Russians, and Belgians count as White. The Chinese are honorary Whites. The Pakis? The ad agencies couldn't get them since the "Asians" were too busy sharing their culture with 12-year-old girls.
Serious sexual assault: VJ pic proves we’re no better than the Nazis. pic.twitter.com/LNNadqvx41— Satiria (@SatiriaNews) 14 November 2017
White kids are bad. It's immoral to have them.
Non-white refugees welcome! It's the moral thing to do.
Thanks to Tambi Dude for linking to this news story in the comments.
A professor of linguistics at the University of Ottawa, commenting on the so-called anti-Islamophobia motion, M103, has urged the Trudeau government “to start an international Commission on how to handle the violence in the Qur’an,” which, he says exists, without doubt.
Dissecting “Islamophobia,” the linguistics professor told MPs, “phobia (is) a medical term referring to one type of mental disorder.” And yet, he noted, no one speaks of Coptophobia, even though, “Copts are slaughtered daily in Egypt.”
Alluding to anti-black racism and the genocide of the Yazidis by Islamic State, the professor asked why there were no words for “Blackophobia” or “Yazidiphobia”?
It's because the West is not trying to appease Christians or Yazidis.
The next speaker was my friend, Yasmine Mohammed, another Canadian of North African Arab heritage. She was born in Canada in a strict Islamic environment but has today stepped back from the faith.
Yasmine talked about the violence of Islam.
Mohammed said: “But to people like me, people with backgrounds in the Muslim world, this is blase. We have been dealing with Muslims killing in the name of religion for 1,400 years. We are accustomed to Islamists, like the Muslim Brotherhood, and Jihadis like al-Qaida and ISIS."
Later, not one Liberal or NDP MP asked her a single question. It was as if she had never been there.
It's tough to call a non-White ex-Muslim woman a racist, Nazi, Alt-Right, White Supremacist. The corrupt, malevolent political elite don't have any rational argument against the horrors of Islam. So, they simply tightened the loose sphincter under their noses.
After it emerged that some pupils were being prevented from going on school trips to mosques by their families, Staffordshire’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) produced a document claiming mosque visits are vital in preparing children for life in “diverse” Britain.
Of course, you must visit the place of worship of a religion that wants to annihilate your Civilization. If you don't, then you're a terrible person.
The education body told schools: “While objections are raised about visits to a number of places of worship, they are most frequently about visits to mosques, which raises the bigger issue of Islamaphobia [sic] and how this can be addressed.”
Apparently, this 'preparation for diversity' runs only one way:
“I was called a bad parent by a teacher at my daughter’s primary school for not letting her visit a mosque on a school trip,” wrote Gemma Hollins, reporting that “the majority of Muslims” in her child’s class failed to attend a church visit scheduled by the school.
Strict standards exist for non-Muslim, White people. It would be racisss to hold Muslim, colored, oh-so-diverse savages to the same standards. That is the modern, progressive, enlightened view.
War is coming. Infidels will die. The survivors will unite. They will visit mosques. To burn them. Europe will be free of Muslims and their wicked religion. History will repeat itself.
A New York Times reporter attempts to defend the former vice president by spewing bullshit.
The guy who compiled the footage of creepy Joe Biden replies:
Nicole Pelroth was exposed to over 10 very real examples of unwanted touching, stealth gropes, compulsive hair smelling and a clear lack of regard for consent -- RECORDED ON VIDEO -- and considers it a "new alt-right fake news meme"? Better watch her around kids and other women. https://t.co/CvOAOGqgKE— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) 14 November 2017
The cockroach runs away:
Looks like I'm not going to get that answer I was looking for from predator-approving Nicole...🤔 pic.twitter.com/1aZTzU8tvg— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) 14 November 2017
I am a "she," not a "they."— Roaming Millennial (@RoamingMil) 14 November 2017
At least respect my pronouns while you're falsely claiming I don't respect people's pronouns 😒 https://t.co/KSsxjLbGkp
Mattel which makes Barbie, announced Monday that the latest doll in its “Shero” collection will be modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Its clit comes pre-removed.
She'll be the first in a collection for Abdul Muhammad bin Muhammad Ken's harem.
Things Not To Say To Someone Who Wears A Burqa: Normalizing Religious Bigotry For Peace pic.twitter.com/yLKfhTA9ZZ— Satiria (@SatiriaNews) 14 November 2017
There are basically five social classes in Saudi Arabia.
- The Sauds: The royal family. They rule. The rules don't apply to them.
- The highly educated and largely White workers. They have their own small cities in Saudi Arabia where women can walk around without mandatory hijabs. The security is very tight -- cameras, barbed wire, ID checks, surface to air missiles, etc. Why? These valuable people make the oil flow.
- The ignorant, inbred, and lazy Arab. These pious Muslims flock to near-by Bahrain for their dose of booze and hookers.
- The low-paid but still financially content Muslims from poor, Asian countries. They get roughly half the salary of an average Arab for the same job. They mostly live apart from Arabs who treat them with utter contempt.
- Slaves. The royal family likes them young.
Saudi Princess Amira Bint Aidan Bin Nayef went on a rampage against the ruling Saudi regime in her exclusive statements to the French newspaper Le Monde, saying slavery in Saudi Arabia has different forms, but it is done in secrecy and permitted only among the primary beneficiaries of the princes of the House of Saud.
She mentioned one of the most repulsive things: buying and renting the children, especially the orphans, from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Djibouti, Somalia, Nigeria, Romania and Bulgaria.
More on these lovely Muslims:
The children become the property of those who buy them and are not allowed to leave without permission. Even the Asian maids who come to work often find themselves in a kind of slave-like position. Young girls are divided into smaller groups and exploited for immoral acts.
Trafficking of white women and exploiting them for sexual practices is also relatively common.
Isn't it strange that more than a billion Muslims around the world are not rising up in anger over such atrocities in their holy lands? They're too busy blaming Jews, Americans, and other infidels for their self-inflicted problems.
Apparently, women are angelic beings who never lie.
At the end of the day, burden of proof lies with alleged perp and NO ONE ELSE, least of all victims. If proof required, ask perp directly.— Ruby Zaidi (@Ruby2805) 11 November 2017
These two Muslim women must be ISIS terrorists who're plotting something wicked. Proof? As we've been reliably told, the "burden of proof lies with the alleged perp". If they can't prove that they're not ISIS members, then we should deport them immediately.
I wouldn't be surprised when the Grand Infidel Alliance ends up killing 200-250 million Muslims in WWIII. Logic and reason make no sense to them. They understand and respect only force and strength. What's unfortunate is that it's all avoidable!
Today, Vox Day wrote:
If humanity is very, very fortunate, Reconquista 2.0 will look more like the Holocaust than the Great Leap Forward. If we're not merely not fortunate, but downright unlucky, it's going to look more like the Killing Fields or the Black Death.
The West hasn't even properly started to retaliate against the Islamic world. Worse, the corrupt political elite has been appeasing Muslims for decades. This treacherous appeasement will result in a high death toll. Why? Because Islam is utterly incompatible with the West.
This pretty much sums up the types of people attacking yesterdays Polish Independence Day rally. pic.twitter.com/kZ0if2uUY6— Groyper Keks Army (@KeksArmyRises) 12 November 2017
It took me a few seconds.
just think, if we only let more sly Sunni sprouts like Tanveer Ahmed come to America, we wouldn't have to listen to so many hot woke Ahmadi takes on Twitter pic.twitter.com/UQOYzz6VTH— uberfeminist (@uberfeminist) 12 November 2017
Tanveer Ahmed? I have read that name befor--- wow! That was really dark.
The Rocket Man gets a polite shiv:
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12 November 2017
How can you not love Trump!
A Pakistani Minister has been forced to conduct a shake-up of his security detail after threats by Islamists. Pakistan’s provincial law Minister, Rana Sanaullah has ordered that only non-Muslim officers be deployed for his security.
Only people familiar with Pakistani history will get the insane humor in this:
The Minister has also requested the Police chief to get him a list of all Christian, Hindu and Ahmadi officers in the province of Punjab. Reportedly his present Police escort will be replaced by non-Muslim officers who will be selected from the compiled list.
If you don't get it, then search for "Ahmadis" and read.
I have the best support and love. The Lady that called me a nigger didn’t know that y’all got my back and now she wants y’all to leave her alone 😂 pic.twitter.com/myG2xN4a15— Terrence Williams (@w_terrence) 12 November 2017
I grew up in the next town over, and my father's business was headquartered there for decades. This meeting of the New Brighton City Council just goes to show that wealthy white suburbs are pretty much ticking time-bombs once they start electing female leadership.
"They started yelling." (Laughs.) I saw that coming a mile away.
The University of Toronto's student newspaper starts with a lie in the very title of the article: Jordan Peterson doxxes two student activists.
U of T psychology professor Jordan Peterson took to Twitter on October 26 to broadcast the Facebook profiles of two students who helped organize a protest of a Ryerson free speech event where Peterson was scheduled to speak; it was cancelled in August.
One of the students’ profiles is no longer publicly available on Facebook. The other student, Christeen Elizabeth, has chosen to keep hers available. She feels Peterson’s action should not be taken as a threat, but rather as validation. “When he doxxed me, he validated me,” she said. “He validated everything that I was saying.”
What a dishonest drama queen. Christeen Elizabeth was mentioned and quoted in the media in August regarding her "anti-fascist" rally. She also posted about the rally on Facebook with her full name for all to see.
How can anyone dox a public figure whose personal information is already openly available on a website? Jordan Peterson has merely given her more publicity by pointing at her and correctly calling her an agitator.
Lindsay Shepherd, a 22-year-old graduate student at the school in Waterloo, Ont., was informed that merely by showing the clip, taken from a televised debate between Peterson and Nicholas Matte, a lecturer at the U of T’s Sexual Diversity Studies program, she was “legitimizing” Peterson’s views about genderless pronouns.
She had a meeting with the malignant morons:
In the 35-minute meeting, where she was outnumbered three to one, Shepherd vigorously defended herself, explaining she had been scrupulously even-handed and not taken a position herself or endorsed Peterson’s remarks before showing the video, and that her students seemed engaged by it, and had expressed a wide range of opinions.
But that was part of the problem, she was told — by presenting the matter neutrally, and not condemning Peterson’s views as “problematic” or worse, she was cultivating “a space where those opinions can be nurtured.”
At no point do the university bureaucrats argue against the views of Jordan Peterson. It would have been helpful for them to say that Peterson said A, B, and C and that's not right because of X, Y, and Z. Instead, they bring out the cowardly, malicious, and predictable canard:
[...] her supervising professor, Nathan Rambukkana, told her that by showing the video to her “Canadian Communication in Context” class, “it basically was like … neutrally playing a speech by Hitler …”
Last year, Trump was Hitler. This year, Jordan Peterson is Hitler. Next year, you will have an excellent chance of becoming Hitler.
The Labour Party is embroiled in another anti-Semitism row after a mother who questioned Hitler’s reputation was shortlisted to fight a council seat.
Nasreen Khan, a former member of George Galloway’s Respect Party, made offensive remarks about Jews on Facebook five years ago.
Her exact words:
It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler. What have the Jews done good in this world??
This is the normal mindset of Muslims. There is open admiration for Hitler in Islamic lands. Nasreen Khan is simply blunt and explicit in showcasing the ugliness for everyone to see.
The "logic" isn't very surprising. Muslims have been invading and conquering lands for fourteen centuries. They've been butchering Jews since the very beginning. They still do so in Israel. Collectively, they've murdered hundreds of millions of innocents all across the globe. Hitler can't be considered the gold standard of evil because that would make the Muslims look even worse. So, the moral rightness of Muslims requires Hitler to be a "good" guy.
For all the sturm and drang that Stanford’s fascist community has raised about my scheduled appearance there Tuesday, it is still a university-sanctioned event. Yet the staff of FroSoCo, or FSC, the Freshman Sophomore College, a dormitory at Stanford, has sent out an email urging students to report other students to the university, apparently for disciplinary action, for the crime of posting posters advertising my event.
An excerpt of the message from the dorm staff at Stanford:
Recently, we’ve seen various messages of intolerance within the public spaces of the dorm–posters advertising a talk by a self-proclaimed Islamophobe, messages on the whiteboards that attack immigrants. As a staff, we do not support these views and believe they are antithetical to our north star of creating a dorm community where we treat others with love and seek to understand difference. Islamophobia, xenophobia, fear and hatred of “others” are real and damaging forces at work in American society–but they are not something to be proud of, and are not something that belongs in FroSoCo.
The unintentionally funny part:
Whatever is going on in the outside world we want everyone to know that FroSoCo remains a home for all of its residents, no matter where you come from or what you believe, and that you are safe and welcome and valued here.
No matter what you believe? You can believe in the most intolerant and deadly religion of the day but don't you even attempt to say anything against it because that is hateful.
Some beliefs, you see, are more equal than others.
The word hate and its variants was used a dozen times in two minutes:
Birmingham-Based Islamic "Exorcist": We Must Hate Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Diwali, Hannukah pic.twitter.com/saucUTCqjP— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) October 11, 2017
What a lovely religion.
The overlap between fundamentalist Islam and the western left never ceases to amaze. pic.twitter.com/GJBPIaU4VC— LALO DAGACH (@LaloDagach) November 11, 2017
They both hate Western Civilization and its foundations but for different reasons.
Machin wants to solve the Insufficient Vaginas Problem on corporate boards in Canada:
Canada’s largest retirement fund manager is pushing to have more women on corporate boards because diversity makes for better business decisions, CPPIB chief executive Mark Machin said Friday.
“This is a high priority for us,” Machin said in an interview after Canada Pension Plan Investment Board released its second-quarter financial report.
The SJW keeps on vomiting:
“We think that diversity leads to better decision-making and I think there’s a growing body of academic and practical evidence that leads to that (conclusion).”
As a result, CPPIB — which manages more than $325 billion for the Canada Pension Plan — voted 34 times this year against specific directors who chaired board’s nomination committees that failed to include women as candidates.
Strangely, this diversity agenda never seems to reach the dangerous jobs in Canada where males are often over 98% of the workforce:
- Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
- Truck and Bus Mechanics
- Steamfitters and Pipefitters
- Electrical Power Line Workers
- Refrigeration and A.C. Mechanics
- Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters
- Automotive Service Technicians
Surely, the above mentioned jobs could also do with more vaginas! "better decision-making".