Alleged Canadian teenager arrested in Egypt, suspected of being a member of a “terrorist cell”

Jonathan Halevi reports...

"According the media report, the Egyptian Police arrested Muhammad Z. (محمد. ز), 20, student at Faculty of Law in Cairo University and Suliman M. (سليمان.م), 15, Canadian national, student at the middle school Azhari Sheikh Zayed Institute for Boys (معهد الشيخ زايد الأزهري), who lives in neighborhood no. 6 ward no. 2 (الحي السادس المجاورة 2) in 6th of October City. In their possession were found 4 tear gas, a gas mask, several banners of the sign of “fourth”, and membership card of the Freedom and Justice Party (Muslim Brotherhood) that belonged to his father (probably Suliman’s father)."

h/t Sassy


UK: Multiculturalism vs. Islamism

In the West, the Arabization of Muslim communities has occurred with government assistance, which, through imposed policies of multiculturalism in the name of diversity, has effected the destruction of South Asian culture.

h/t Waffle


Why Westernized Muslims Become 'Radicalized'

A new Danish statistical study finds that “Muslims [are] 218 percent more criminal in second generation than first.” While some of these crimes are clearly related to Islam – such as attackson Muslim apostates to Christianity – others, such as rampant theft against non-Muslims, would appear banal, until one realizes that even robbery and plunder are justified by Islamic doctrine– as one U.K. Muslim cleric onceclearly said.

The interesting question here is why second-generation Muslims, who are presumably more Westernized than their Muslim parents, are also more “radical.” Lest one dismiss this phenomenon as a product of economics or some other “grievance” against European host nations, the fact is, even in America, where Muslims are much better assimilated than in Europe, young Muslims are turning to “radicalism.”


Wynne’s libel claims filled with political and legal risks, experts say

In the Yellow Pages of libel lawyers, you can do worse than Mark J. Freiman, former deputy Attorney General of Ontario. As an authority on the legal proscription of hate and contempt, there are few better.

But the gambit he launched by filing a libel suit on behalf of Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, alleging she was unfairly exposed to public ridicule and contempt by Progressive Conservative Opposition Leader Tim Hudak, is unusually risky to his high-profile client. Like many libel claims by politicians, it risks ridicule itself.


“Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine”

Jews emerging from a synagogue (in Donetsk) say they were handed leaflets... (by) pro-Russian militants who have taken over a government office in an attempt to make Ukraine part of Russia, ...(ordering) the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee "or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated".


Egyptian Magazine: 'The Jews Can Rejoice In Their Holidays Only If They Eat Matza Laced With The Blood Of Non-Jews'

"The draining of the victims' blood is done in [several ways. One method is] by means of a barrel lined with needles. This is a barrel the size of the victim's body, with sharp needles that stick into all his limbs when he is placed in it, so that his blood slowly trickles down from every part of his body. This entails excruciating torment, which gives pleasure to the Jews who become drunk with joy at the sight of the blood..."

Along with being an evil moron,
Firnas Havzi has Josephus all wrong.


Evening post: Giraffes at sunset

The sun sets on the savannah after six days of constant rain - creating a radiant pink cloud above a small herd of giraffe in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.  Picture: Michael Poliza


Equal ≠ The Same: Sex Differences in the Human Brain

For a long time, for most aspects of brain function, sex influences hardly mattered to the neuroscience mainstream. The only sex differences that concerned most neuroscientists involved brain regions (primarily a deep-brain structure called the hypothalamus) that regulate both sex hormones and sexual behaviours.

Neuroscientists almost completely ignored possible sex influences on other areas of the brain, assuming that the sexes shared anything that was fundamental when it came to brain function.

Conversely, the neuroscience mainstream viewed any apparent sex differences in the brain as not fundamental - something to be understood after they grasped the fundamental facts. By this logic, it was not a problem to study males almost exclusively, since doing so supposedly allowed researchers to understand all that was fundamental in females without having to consider the complicating aspects of female hormones. To this day, neuroscientists overwhelmingly study only male animals.

To make matters worse, studying sex differences in the brain was for a long time distasteful to large swaths of academia.

Regarding sex differences research, Gloria Steinem once said that it's “anti-American, crazy thinking to do this kind of research.” Indeed, in about the year 2000, senior colleagues strongly advised me against studying sex differences because it would “kill” my career...

h/t hbd* chick


NATO member Turkey ‘seeking free trade deal with Iran’

Turkish PM Erdogan and Iranian President Rouhani

Turkey has started to work on a deal with Iran to ease business between the two nations with the ultimate goal of having a full free-trade agreement, Turkey's Development Minister has said.

Speaking at a business forum in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday, Cevdet Yilmaz said: “The two countries complement each other. Turkey is the gateway for Iran to the west and Iran is to the east for Turkey.

“If the two nations cooperate more, it has the potential to affect the entire region. We can use this potential more accurately by not only increasing trade between two nations, but also by increasing mutual investments - especially in the fields of tourism and services.”

He said bilateral trade last year was about US$15 billion - down from US$22 billion in 2012.

“This was due to the unfair embargos and sanctions against Iran. Rouhani's government will solve these problems with international initiatives. I want to emphasize that Turkey was with Iran in the difficult times, and it will be with Iran in the easy times,” he said...


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Former CST boss will help Tell Mama battle Islamophobia

Former CST chief executive Richard Benson

British Jewry’s leading communal security expert has explained why he felt obliged to help a Muslim group tackle Islamophobia.

Richard Benson, who retired as chief executive of the Community Security Trust last year after 12 years at the helm, was appointed co-chair of the Tell Mama group this week.

Tell Mama — the Mama stands for “measuring anti-Muslim attacks” — was set up to help British Muslims report discrimination and monitor incidents in a similar way to the CST’s recording of antisemitism. CST has worked closely with the group.

Mr Benson said Fiyaz Mughal, the anti-extremist campaigner who helped set up the group, had approached him to help take Tell Mama “to the next level, to have more success and ensure it has a future”.

“They wanted professional support and that’s why I considered it,” said Mr Benson. “I wanted to be a co-chair with someone from the Muslim community and that’s being finalised now. This won’t be a Muslim organisation led by someone from the Jewish community. My role is to take the expertise I’ve got from CST and give those tools to Tell Mama.”

In the part-time voluntary, role, Mr Benson will concentrate on forming an advisory board and recruiting trustees. Efforts will also be made to secure donations from the Muslim community.

Mr Benson, who remains on CST’s board, said: “I took this on in the best interests of the Jewish community as well. I felt this was part of the work CST does with engaging in other communities. It is part of our obligation to help.”

Mr Mughal was last year engaged in a legal battle with an Israel supporter who he claimed had defamed him on Twitter. He threatened the Jewish woman with libel proceedings after she allegedly criticised Tell Mama on the social networking site...


When Muslims renounce their faith

Turning away from Islam? No, she couldn't discuss the subject now, Minna Ahadi said quietly. The phone line faded in and out as her train went from one patchy wireless coverage area to the next. Yet it was not the bad connection that made Ahadi reluctant, but the subject. In a few hours she would be home, where she could talk openly. "But now, in the train, I cannot."

Later, back in her apartment, she apologizes and explains that she does not feel safe when she uses her name or the term "ex-Muslims" in public - even in Germany. She believes this fear is justified: Ahadi continues to receive anonymous letters threatening to shoot her, or warning she will die in a car accident.


Kassim Alhimidi Found Guilty in Honor Killing of Wife Shaima Alawadi

Shaima Alawadi was brutally murdered by her husband Kassim Alhimidi for seeking a divorce. Yet Alhimidi was smart enough to use the media's obsession with "Islamophobia" to deflect attention from his guilt.



But groggy... got back this afternoon, promptly collapsed, just woke up...

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Trojan horse: Letter to the editor of the UK Times

Sir, The alleged “trojan horse” plot in Birmingham is an instance of the problems arising from Britain being a multifaith society and attendant high levels of segregation by religion across the country (“More schools are investigated over claims of Islamic takeover”, Apr 15).

Claims include the segregation of girls from boys, the withdrawal of girls from sex education, PE and music lessons, the treatment of female staff and bullying of non-Muslim staff. That Mark Rogers, the city council’s chief executive, seems unworried by these phenomena — because they do not demonstrate “radicalisation” — is worrying.

These phenomena are already present in faith schools, and religious free schools, such as Al Madinah Free School, Derby, and Madani High School, Leicester, (where an advert for a science teacher stated that only men need apply).

The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, stressing that “we are a Christian nation”,  only invites faith groups to retort “We are most definitely not”.

For these religious-ethnic minorities, faith is by far the most important determinant of identity, and “leaders” of these groups do everything they can to ensure their flock remains wedded to beliefs and customs of their religion and culture. So, the “trojan horses” in Birmingham schools are no surprise — they flow from misguided government policies.

Dr Rumy Hasan
University of Sussex


Turkey greets Twitter delegation with a list of demands

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tried to block Twitter in his country, despite having more than 4 million followers

ISTANBUL — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has called Twitter “the worst menace to society” and a tool of foreign conspirators. For good measure, he has also accused it of evading taxes.

After ordering the social media site to be blocked in March, he reluctantly turned it back on for Turkey’s millions of Internet users two weeks ago, only because the country’s highest court demanded that he do so. But his office has stopped posting Twitter messages in his name, even though he has 4.2 million followers, almost as many as the White House.

That was the atmosphere that a delegation of Twitter officials stepped into when it arrived in Ankara, the capital, this week for a series of meetings with Turkish officials to smooth things over.

The Turks came to the table with a list of demands: that Twitter open an office in Turkey, that it reveal the identities of those posting leaks from a continuing corruption investigation, and that it pay taxes on revenue it earns from advertising in Turkey.

Twitter agreed to prevent some posts from being seen in Turkey, although they will still be viewable in other parts of the world. It will not, however, open an office in Turkey, although it did appoint a local representative to handle complaints from the Turkish government. The company did not comment on the government’s request for user identifications, but in the past, Twitter has refused to provide Internet data that would allow a government to identify a user.

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Turkey’s EU minister calls for ‘realism’ from the EU: Stop being so racist and xenophobic

Turkey’s EU minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu

Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s EU minister, has asked for “sincerity” and “realism” from the EU in regards to the opening of new chapters for Turkey’s accession to the 28-member bloc.

The chapters form the basis of accession negotiations for each country to the EU. They focus areas which require reforms in order to meet the accession conditions.

“Preventing the opening of Chapters 23 and 24 on ‘judiciary and fundamental rights’ and “justice, freedom and security’ respectively for which Turkey has been criticized is not a realistic and sincere approach,” Cavusoglu said at the EU-Turkey town twinning conference held in Ankara Monday.

Cavusoglu said the EU-Turkey Town Twinning Project was a cultural activity and would help overcome prejudices in the EU, adding that “today, one of the biggest problems of the EU is racism and xenophobia.”

“35 towns from 18 EU countries are here today with representatives from 20 provinces in Turkey to discuss what kind of projects they could be conducting together,” Cavusoglu continued...


Brunei introduces death penalty for declaring oneself a non-Muslim

Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque: with stone boat in the lagoon (a replica of a 16th-century mahligai barge).

Geneva (AFP) - The UN human rights office on Friday criticised Brunei's planned introduction of the death penalty for a raft of new offences, as part of a shift to harsh Islamic punishments in the oil-rich sultanate.

"We are deeply concerned about the revised penal code in Brunei Darussalam, due to come into force later this month, which stipulates the death penalty for numerous offences," said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human rights.

He told reporters these offences include rape, adultery, sodomy, extramarital sexual relations for Muslims, but also crimes such as robbery and murder.

The death sentence could also be imposed for defamation of the Prophet Mohammed, insulting any verses of the Koran and Hadith, blasphemy, and declaring oneself a prophet or non-Muslim, he said.

"Application of the death penalty for such a broad range of offences contravenes international law," he added.

Brunei has not carried out any executions since 1957, but Colville said that rather than adding new capital crimes to its books, the sultanate should be working to abolish the death penalty outright.

Brunei's all-powerful Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, announced last October that the country would phase in Islamic sharia law punishments such as flogging and death by stoning...


Iran says it’s entitled to enrich uranium to 90%

Bushehr reactor

Iran’s nuclear chief asserted that the Islamic Republic has the right to enrich uranium to 90% grade. He said Tehran was only voluntarily limiting enrichment to 5% percent, based on its interim nuclear deal with the P5+1 powers.

“Firstly, we believe that we are entitled to any right that any Non-Proliferation Treaty and [International Atomic Energy] Agency member has, which means that enrichment from 1% to 90% is our right,” Ali Akbar Salehi said in an interview Sunday, according to a translation provided by the Iranian Fars News network.

Salehi, who serves as the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, added that his country was also considering building four more nuclear power plants in the coming years, with the help of Russian experts.

In a separate interview, Salehi raised concerns for the fate of the country’s only running atomic power plant amid talks with the West about a final deal to curb Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, a newspaper reported on Monday...


Survey: Most Arabs want more censorship of film and TV

The majority of Arabs want tighter censorship of films and TV shows, according to a six-nation poll.

Around 69% of respondents felt there should be greater regulation of romantic content, while 74% said more should be done about on-screen violence, according to a survey by Northwestern University in Qatar in partnership with the Doha Film Institute.

68% of respondents said films or other entertainment programs should be banned altogether if they are found offensive.

Most of those surveyed said Arab films and television are good for morality, while just 15% said the same about films from the United States. Over a third said they thought Hollywood films and TV shows are harmful for morality...


Saudi conservatives protest against Westernization

Photo from al-Hayat

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabian conservatives have staged a rare protest outside the Royal Court in Riyadh against "Westernizing" reforms including moves to allow physical education for schoolgirls, local media reported on Thursday.

Photographs in the Saudi edition of pan-Arab daily al-Hayat showed dozens of men in traditional garb walking towards the court, the seat of government, and sitting on the grass outside as they demonstrated against social change.

Last week the consultative Shoura Council decided to urge the government to look into allowing sports classes for girls in state schools, something that many conservatives have long opposed. Most private schools for girls already offer physical education.

Some powerful clerics, conservatives and their supporters fear the kingdom is losing its Islamic values in favor of Western ideas.

In Saudi Arabia, women are banned from driving and must gain the approval of a male "guardian" to work, open a bank account, travel abroad or even to undergo some forms of voluntary surgery.

The newspaper quoted one of the men as saying they had come to the Royal Court to meet officials and discuss decisions that they regarded as a step towards Westernization, particularly the move towards allowing girls' sports classes...

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I think this is al-Hayat article (in Arabic) here.  The home page for al-Hayat is here.


When Muslims renounce their faith

Fearing ostracism by their family, or even death, many former Muslims keep their disbelief secret. A German organization offers support to people who leave Islam for another religion, or for none.

Turning away from Islam? No, she couldn't discuss the subject now, Minna Ahadi said quietly. The phone line faded in and out as her train went from one patchy wireless coverage area to the next. Yet it was not the bad connection that made Ahadi reluctant, but the subject. In a few hours she would be home, where she could talk openly. "But now, in the train, I cannot."

Later, back in her apartment, she apologizes and explains that she does not feel safe when she uses her name or the term "ex-Muslims" in public - even in Germany. She believes this fear is justified: Ahadi continues to receive anonymous letters threatening to shoot her, or warning she will die in a car accident.

The reason is that in 2007, Ahadi was one of the founders of the Central Council of Ex-Muslims, an association for people in Germany who have renounced their Islamic faith. By doing this, she says, she wanted to take a "provocative stand" against the label "Muslim," which is applied almost automatically to immigrants from Arab countries - regardless of whether they are now Christian, atheist, or indeed Muslim...


Israel: Palestinians stockpiling rocks inside al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police clash with Palestinians outside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 16, 2014

Israeli security officials said on Wednesday evening that they would ultimately have to force their way into al-Aqsa mosque, atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, because hundreds of young Palestinian men are now routinely stockpiling large quantities of rocks and slabs of stone there to attack security forces.

The unnamed officials, quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 news, were speaking hours after dozens of Palestinian protesters and an Israeli policeman were wounded on the Mount when clashes broke out soon after the holy site was opened to Jewish visitors on Wednesday morning.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Palestinians threw “stones and firecrackers” at police when they opened the walled compound’s gates.

Police responded with stun grenades, Rosenfeld said, and closed the complex to the Jewish visitors after a small number had toured the site...


More kuffarphobia: Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maaloula

A general view taken on April 14, 2014 shows the destroyed Al-Safir hotel in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, northeast of Damascus

In the Bab Tuma district of Syria's capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town of Maaloula which was retaken by government forces this week.

But he and many other residents chased out when rebel forces including jihadists entered the town in September fear it may still be too early to go back.

The Syrian army recaptured Maaloula on Monday, saying it had restored "security and stability" to the picturesque hamlet where 5,000 people lived before the war began in March 2011.

“I would love to go back and celebrate Easter there, but it's still a bit early,” said Mayalm in the capital's Christian district of Bab Tuma.

“I’ll go back, that's for sure. My father is buried there,” added the 42-year-old building contractor.

“But there are still sleeper cells in Maaloula...”

On Monday, as the army worked to recapture the town, three employees of Al-Manar, the television channel of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, were killed there.

An AFP correspondent who was in the town on Monday saw widespread destruction.

The Al-Safir hotel, which rebels had used as a base, was almost completely destroyed, its facade collapsed.

Downhill from the hotel, the Mar Sarkis Greek Catholic monastery was also damaged, its walls pierced by mortar rounds, and icons and other religious objects strewn on the ground inside...


Tunisian Hackers Threaten the U.S. with "Week of Horror" in July


Kathleen Wynne is trying to sue her opposition into silence.


David Cameron says Britain should be ‘confident about status as Christian country’

Prime Minister David Cameron, is pictured speaking at the Conservative Party Spring Forum in central London earlier this month

David Cameron called on Christians to be ‘more evangelical’ about their faith last night as he admitted he has felt the ‘healing power’ of the Church.

In an Easter article for the Church Times, the Prime Minister said Christians should be ‘more confident’ in talking up their beliefs.

Blending his faith and his pet political project the Big Society, Mr Cameron asked Christians to volunteer and ‘get out there and make a difference to people’s lives’...


Islamist rebel head killed in Syria, watchdog says

Members of the Jabhat al-Nusra organization, which is an affiliate of al-Qaeda and one of the stronger opposition groups in Syria

BEIRUT — Jihadist militants of the Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant have killed the head of the Al-Nusra Front and his family in northern Syria, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a four-man ISIL unit killed Abu Mohammed al-Ansari, his wife, daughter, brother and niece in a house in Ras al-Hosn late on Tuesday.

Ansari headed the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front in Idlib province.

His killing was the latest since January in clashes between the two extremist groups as they strive for supremacy in areas of northern Syria under rebel control.

The Observatory said that after Tuesday’s murders, Al-Nusra fighters killed one attacker and captured two more, while the fourth blew himself up...


Al-Qaeda leadership seen holding bold meeting in open

A large contingent of al-Qaeda fighters were videotaped meeting in the Yemen desert for a conclave aimed at strategizing for the future and rallying their ranks.

The video of the rendezvous, which was released onto Jihadi web forums and screened on CNN this week, shows a large group of armed men seemingly unconcerned by the possibility that they might be targeted from the air.

Many of the terror group’s leadership in Yemen have been targeted by American drones, making the meeting, with a number of high-ranking terrorists, all the more extraordinary.

In the video, the fighters are greeted by the man considered al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, according to a CNN report. Although some of the more than 100 al-Qaeda operatives in the video kept their faces covered, Wuhayshi is clearly seen as he addresses the men. The footage was edited in places to blur out the faces of some of those present, to hide their identities.

As he speaks to the gathering, Wuhayshi is seen labeling the US as a target for destruction.

“We must eliminate the cross,” he said. “The bearer of the cross is America!”


Sweden: Muslims set up homemade traffic control, stopped cars in Skäggetorp

Police have received indications that criminals have set up their own roadblocks in connection with the riots in Skäggetorp.

According to Thomas Agnevik, police spokesman, there is evidence that criminals have stopped the car in Skäggetorp both Sunday night and Monday night. This was reportedly on Nygårdsvägen, at the entrance to Skäggetorps center.

“It’s very serious, of course, people are becoming terrified. It is a way to elevate themselves, to gain respect, intimidate people and have their way. It is their tactics. We see how they work,” says Thomas Agnevik.

Several sources of Corren [the news site] saw masked Black Cobra members completely unperturbed as they set up their own traffic controls and significantly frightened visitors arriving by car to Skäggetorps centre.

“I’ve seen a lot in my life, but this was among the craziest thing I’ve seen: hardened criminals who do the police's job! And it went on for a long time without the police interfering,” says a source, who also says that the incident has strengthened the Black Cobra and weakened the police position.

According to a police spokesman the police should have been in place when the illegal roadblocks were established.

Are you going to step in if it happens again? [asks news site]

“Yes, but only if people call us and tells us when it happens. Then we will intervene directly.”


France: Barbarous gang rape in Évry

Some crimes have a wide-ranging impact. This is one of them, not by its atrocity, since our daily lives are full of it, but by its significance. It occurred on March 30, a little past midnight, in a park in Évry, the administrative center of Prime Minister Manuel Valls' district.
That night, an eighteen-year-old girl got off the regional rail at Évry station, and made a call on her cell phone. Four individuals jumped on her, and dragged her to a near-by park. They stripped her of everything, then they undressed her and raped her, taking turns.
The four rapists are minors: two of them are thirteen, one fifteen, and one seventeen. Three Turkish brothers, one Moroccan. Special facts: the eldest, seventeen, had been released six months earlier after serving two thirds of a two-year sentence for the rape of the son of a gendarme sub-officer...


Europe’s ‘far right’ Flirts with Moscow

During the Cold War, left-wing parties were often viewed with no small amount of suspicion in the West. Fear was rampant, if perhaps overwrought, that they could act as a political beachhead for the Soviet Union and the communist East Bloc in their presumed quest for global domination.

Times have changed. While relations between Moscow and the West are once again tense due to the ongoing tug-o’-war over Ukraine and the Crimea, it is Europe’s right-wing parties that are showing an affinity for Russia. And with European Parliament elections quickly approaching in late May, right-wing populists -- with parties in several countries well positioned to make gains in the coming vote -- are being increasingly open about their desire to act as an advocate for Moscow in Brussels.

“I think we can be a good partner for Russia in the European Parliament,” says Filip Dewinter, a senior member of the right-wing Flemish party Vlaams Belang in Belgium. “And Russia sees us as a potential partner.”

Russian voices have been no less supportive. “We hope that the results of the coming elections will give these people more power,” says Sergey Markov, a conservative political scientist with close ties to the Kremlin. “We need to move forward to further develop this cooperation” with the European right...


Today in kuffarphobia: ‘iPriest’ launches Arabic app for Catholic prayers to skirt Islamic bans

The tech-savvy Father Paolo Padrini, 41, who has earned the nickname “the iPriest”

A tech-savvy priest who has worked on social media technology for the Vatican is launching a new app he claims will challenge censorship of Christian prayers in Muslim countries.

Launched on Saturday through iTunes, iBreviary in Arabic will give Arabic-speaking priests all the daily prayers they need on their iPhones, enabling them to skirt bans in the sale of the Catholic breviary in parts of the Islamic world.

“This app opens a door for religious freedom,” said Father Paolo Padrini, 41, who has earned the nickname “the iPriest” for his previous work advising the Pontifical Council for Social Communications on new media and his coordination of papal web portal Pope2You.

Pope Francis is a firm backer of new media initiatives including his Twitter feed, calling the internet “a gift from God.”

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Shufflin off to Buffalo...

So home at 3:30 AM, and now it's off to Buffalo, back this afternoon at which point I will be a fried nerve.

K is comin along  for the ride, and to shop.

I thought this week would be the last of the crazy hours my job occasionally demands. Wrong. Looks like next week will be a repeat. I had made the Buffalo commitment prior to accepting this contract.

Thank Frau and Black Mamba for their terrific efforts. The weekend should be kinda normal at the blog.


Mass Cisteria

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains bushels and bales of foul language. It also quotes passages that are so hate-filled, they make Adolf Hitler look like Doris Day. As a result, many readers may find this material problematic. Enter with caution, and DO NOT touch the museum exhibits.

As a cisgender male, I feel it incumbent upon me to inform select members of this audience—basically, all of you—that you, too, are cisgender and certain people may therefore wish you grave harm because of it.

The neologism “cisgender”—and it’s a soft “c,” as in “celebrate” and “cemetery”—heat-welds the Latin preposition cis (“on this side of”) to the word “gender.” The prefix “cis-” is the polar opposite of “trans-,” which means “across” or “beyond.” By definition, cisgender persons stand in binary opposition to transgender persons, who are pretty much the only ones who ever toss around the word “cisgender,” anyway...


Rapper Andre Johnson Cuts Off His Penis, Jumps Off Building in Alleged Suicide Attempt

He can't use the name Johnson any more. That's for certain.


CBC's Go-To Imam Apologist For Muslim Radicalization Condones Wife Beating

CBC posted this interview with Toronto-area imam Shaykh Omar Subedar: An Imam's view: Why some young Muslims feel disgruntled.

It's typical apologist tripe, right up the CBC's alley. But tell me, for a Billion dollars a year don't you think they might do a little background before publishing?

Here's Shaykh Omar Subedar on wife beating... er... "MAINTAINING A MARRIAGE"

Strike them: If the problem still does not get resolved then as a final resort Allah has permitted the husband to discipline his wife by striking her, however this does not imply that Allah is promoting domestic violence. The Prophet (P.B.U.H.) has made it very clear that the beating should not be agonizing in any shape or form.

Oh but don't worry Shakey Baby says you have to beat your women gently, just like his deviant idol Muhammad suggested.

Oh look at that, Shakey supports the White Ribbon campaign... now that's hypocrisy.

h/t JJ


Native French under attack in Muslim areas

PARIS -- Violent crime can happen anywhere and to anyone and for many reasons, but in Muslim-controlled parts of France, it has become especially dangerous to be white.

Surveillance camera video shows white French being beaten up by predominantly Muslim immigrant gangs in the Metro and on the street.

Islamic immigrants consider it their territory and whites enter at their own risk. The French call them "sensitive urban zones" -- no-go zones where the police don't enter or don't enforce the law.

Some call them little Muslim caliphates inside the borders of France...


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