There was once a magician on a cruise ship who performed mainly sleight-of-hand tricks. He had a regular spot on the ship’s evening entertainment.
He was actually quite a good magician, but his routines were regularly ruined by the on-board parrot who would fly around squawking out and giving away his secrets like:
“IT’S UP HIS SLEEVE, IT’S UP HIS SLEEVE!”,
Or “IT’S IN HIS POCKET, IT’S IN HIS POCKET!”,
Or “IT’S IN HIS MOUTH, IT’S IN HIS MOUTH!”
The magician was getting pretty sick of this and threatened to kill the parrot if it ruined his act one more time. That evening right at the climax of his act, just as he was about to disappear in a puff of smoke, the ship hit an iceberg and sank in seconds.
Amazingly, the magician and the parrot were the only two survivors. The magician was lying on a piece of driftwood in a daze. As he opened his eyes he could see the parrot staring at him out of its beady little eye.
The parrot sat there for hours just staring at him and eventually said:
“OK, I give up, what did you do with the ship?”
The largest-ever report on the fundamentalist branch of Islam shows Salafist preachers in Sweden are cooperating to push their message across Muslim communities – and disturbing everyday behavior is now common even in children.
“Not all Salafists are jihadists, but all jihadists are Salafists,” says the 265-page study of a movement that advocates a return to ‘pure’ Islam, commissioned by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, a government department.
Swedish authorities declared last year that the number of militant Islamists in the country had risen from 200 to 2000 in a decade. Through 70 interviews with police, social workers and community representatives, the study attempted to understand how religious belief leads to terrorism. What it found was a well-organized ideology consciously pushing for the Muslim minority to divorce itself from the cultural surroundings of mainstream Sweden, creating a deep social rift from which terrorists and jihadist recruits can emerge.
“Salafists advocate gender segregation, demand that women veil themselves to limit ‘sexual temptation,’ restrict women’s role in the public sphere and strongly oppose listening to music and some sports activities,” writes the author, prominent extremism researcher Magnus Ranstorp.
We could go through the technicalities of standing International Law where the original Mandate under the British set the eastern border for Israel as the Jordan River and set aside Jordan, a total of 78% of the Mandate Lands for the Palestinian Arab state and 80% of the Jordanian population consider themselves to be Palestinians. We could note the San Remo Conference which set aside all of the British Mandate for the Jewish State which the British reneged upon. We could go to the Oslo Accords which everyone claims states that all the lands belong to the Arabs, a lie, where the area of the Shomron (West Bank) was divided into three sections where Areas A and B were under Arab civilian rule and Area C was granted to Israel. All of the Israelis residing beyond the Green Line in the Shomron reside in Area C which contains a mere…
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A victim of a Pakistani rape gang has said that at one point during her abuse, she was trafficked to the North African country of Morocco where she was prostituted and repeatedly raped.
Writing in her book No Way Out, ‘Kate Elysia’ — a pseudonym — also revealed that she was sexually abused by more than 70 men from Birmingham and the West Midlands for years, but only two rapists were ever convicted, reports BirminghamLive.
Kate wrote that she had been living in sheltered accommodation and studying for her A-Levels (final school examinations) when she was first raped by ‘Farooq’ (also a pseudonym).
“I was 18 the first time I was raped. I was 18 when I was serially gang-raped. I was 18 when I was trafficked all over England and given to many men, sometimes as many as ten in one night,” she said.
The potential US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights was the focus of a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Israel took control of the strategically-important plateau from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move that was not recognized internationally.
Given the civil war that has torn Syria apart over the past seven years, some American and Israeli officials have recently begun pushing for the US to officially recognize that the Golan is part of Israel.
Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis of Florida expressed support for recognition at a meeting of the House Subcommittee on National Security on Tuesday.
What’s important here is not what Richard Dawkins likes or dislikes, but the fact that people call him a “racist” with a straight face for thinking “Allahu akbar” sounds aggressive, and preferring the sound of cathedral bells. What race is Islam again? What race is the jihad murder of innocent civilians? I never can remember.
And “Allahu akbar” is aggressive. It is meant to be. “Allahu akbar” means Allah is greater, i.e., greater than your god. It’s a declaration of superiority. Jihad mass murderers the world over scream “Allahu akbar” as they murder people. 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta reminded himself to “shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.” I guess he was an anti-Muslim racist, too.