Selective Outrage on Campus

Following the forced resignations of the President and Provost of the University of Missouri, demonstrations against campus administrators has spread across the country. Students — many of whom are Black, gay, transgender and Muslim — claim that they feel “unsafe” as the result of what they call “white privilege” or sometimes simply privilege. “Check your privilege” has become the put-down du jour. Students insist on being protected by campus administrators from “micro-aggressions,” meaning unintended statements inside and outside the classroom that demonstrate subtle insensitivities towards minority students. They insist on being safe from hostile or politically incorrect ideas. They demand “trigger warnings” before sensitive issues are discussed or assigned. They want to own the narrative and keep other points of view from upsetting them or making them feel unsafe.

These current manifestations of a widespread culture of victimization and grievance are only the most recent iterations of a dangerous long-term trend on campuses both in the United States and in Europe. The ultimate victims are freedom of expression, academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas. Many faculty members, administrators and students are fearful of the consequences if they express politically incorrect or dissident views that may upset some students. So they engage in self-censorship. They have seen what had happened to those who have expressed unpopular views, and it is not a pretty picture.


Hungary’s Migrant Crisis Ends, Europe’s Has Just Begun

Earlier this year, Hungary’s ferociously articulate Prime Minister Viktor Orbán became the bête noir of European politics. Since then, Orbán has transitioned from being castigated as a threat to European values, into the most recognized defender of his continent’s Christian identity.

In a Europe whose central policy-makers seem in thrall to multiculturalism, Hungarians, after centuries of invasions and attempted invasions, appear unapologetically immune to political correctness. Even in their language, the colloquial phrase for communicating with the bluntest possible candor is magyarul mondva, literally “speaking in Hungarian.”

As over 400,000 predominantly Muslim migrants crossed illegally into Hungary before the completion of a border fence — which ground such incursions to an effective halt by the end of October — there has been a sanctimonious effort in the world’s press either to mischaracterize realities on the ground, or omit them altogether.

The concealment of sobering truths, openly reported in Hungary – ironically a nation whose press freedom has been criticized under Orbán’s leadership – can only have serious long-term consequences, in migrant-friendly countries such as Belgium, Sweden and Germany, especially the scale.


Obama Wants to Defeat America, Not ISIS

Last year at a NATO summit, Obama explicitly disavowed the idea of containing ISIS. “You can’t contain an organization that is running roughshod through that much territory, causing that much havoc, displacing that many people, killing that many innocents, enslaving that many women,” he said.

Instead he argued, “The goal has to be to dismantle them.”

Just before the Paris massacre, Obama shifted back to containment. “From the start, our goal has been first to contain them, and we have contained them,” he said.

Pay no attention to what he said last year. There’s a new message now. Last year Obama was vowing to destroy ISIS. Now he had settled for containing them. And he couldn’t even manage that.

ISIS has expanded into Libya and Yemen. It struck deep into the heart of Europe as one of its refugee suicide bombers appeared to have targeted the President of France and the Foreign Minister of Germany. That’s the opposite of a terrorist organization that had been successfully contained.


Saudi Arabia said planning to execute over 50 people

Saudi Arabia is planning to execute more than 50 people convicted of terrorism, the Guardian reported Friday, in what the paper called a possible “warning to would-be” jihadists.

Local paper Okaz reported that 55 people are awaiting execution for “terrorist crimes” in which more than 100 civilians and 71 members of the security forces in the country were killed. The paper did not give a date for any of the executions.

On Monday another Saudi paper reported that 52 people would be executed, but, the Guardian said, the report was quickly withdrawn from its website.

Among those facing the death penalty are people affiliated with al-Qaeda, while others hail from Awamiya, a town in the kingdom’s Eastern Province with a large Shiite minority.


Sharia in the UK: Girl not allowed extra math classes because she didn’t wear hijab

Authorities are investigating this school, while bringing in thousands more Muslims, who will set up more schools like this (or take over other schools and transform them the way they did this one). Do they really think that other Muslim schools will readily teach British values and not act in the way Park View School officials acted? Are UK authorities really unaware that this mistreatment of female students and banning of representational art and instrumental music is in accord with sharia, and thus they will inevitably have many, many more “Trojan Horse” schools?


Ode To The Immigrants

1I cross ocean, poor and broke.
Take bus, and see employment folk.

2Nice man treat me good in there.
Say need to see welfare.

3Welfare say, ‘You come no more, we send cash right to your door.’

4Welfare cheques – they make you wealthy! NHS – it keep you healthy!

5By and by, get plenty money.
Thanks to you, you British dummy!

6Write to friends in motherland.
Tell them ‘come fast as you can.’

7They come in turbans and Ford trucks,
And buy big house with welfare bucks!

818They come here; we live together,
More welfare cheques, it getting better!

23 22 21Fourteen families, moving in,
but neighbour’s patience wearing thin.
Then, British guy moves well away.
So buy his house, then I say:

1021 22  24
‘Find more brothers for house to rent.’
And in the yard I put a tent.21 22Everything is very good,
and soon we own the neighbourhood.

16We have hobby, it’s called breeding. Welfare pay for baby feeding.

Kids need dentist? Wives need pills? We get free! We got no bills!

British crazy! They work all year, to keep the welfare running here.

We think UK is darn good place. Too darn good for British race!

If they no like us, they can scram. Lots of room in Afghanistan!


Sex Trafficking: The Abuse of Our Time

Esperanza was a sixteen-year-old girl when she was brutally raped by a man named Rey. He forced her to become a sex slave, and eventually brought her to New York, where she was raped, beaten and threatened in brothels day after day

Like so many other trafficking victims, Esperanza could not speak English. A man who saw the bruises on her body connected her with Safe Horizon, a program that specializes in helping trafficking victims; they helped to rescue her.

On the other side of the world from Esperanza, Sina Vann, in Cambodia, was taken as a sex slave when she was 13.

Sina and the other girls were kept in underground cages — not able to see the difference between night and day. They were then brought into a room where they were raped by man after man.

Sina was rescued in a raid organized by a former sex slave, Somaly Mam, who now runs an anti-trafficking program.