Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What next? No more "fighting Irish"?

We live in a time of unparalleled iconoclasm. First it was statues that offended or "triggered" snowflakes and SJWs. Now it's mascots, logos and even team names. See "'Racist' logos, 'racist' mascots, 'racist' names - Where will it end?", WWW 20/1/18.

The great "racist" mascot controversy, occasioned by the Cleveland Indians pussified owner's decision to get rid of Chief Wahoo, is far from over. In the first of these posts, I warned that the PC police wouldn't stop at banning "racist" visual depictions of Native Americans. Historic team names -- Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Blackhawks -- will have to go. And why stop with Indians? What about other "marginalized people"?

Like who (I hear you ask)? Well, how about the poor, down-trodden Irish? You know, people like the Kennedys. Haven't they been offended by the stereotype of Irish men as a bunch of combative drunks? You know... the Fighting Irish... which also happens to be the name of the Notre Dame football team. The team has a mascot/logo too, an angry leprechaun whose name I'm waiting for Poor Len to tell me.

As surely as day follows night, during a debate over Chief Wahoo on ESPN's First Take today, co-host Max Kellerman called on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to follow the lead of the Cleveland team and get rid of their "pernicious" mascot (whatever his name is) because a minority in the Irish community group are offended by it. "[M]any Irish Americans are not offended, but many are," Mr Kellerman said. And should [the mascot] also change? The answer is unequivocally yes! ... Pernicious, negative stereotypes of marginalized people that offend even some among them should be changed. It's not that hard."

So Mr Kellerman thinks. As someone with about a pint of Irish in his blood, I'm warning him and all the other PC pussies that oi'll fight ivry man-jack o' yez if ye try to mess with our beloved mascot, whoever he is. Bejaysus it makes me blood boil! Why, oi'll..." Oh... wait... Well, stereotypes usually have some basis in fact, don't they. I say, take your political correctness and stick it!

"Racist" logos, "racist" mascots, "racist" names - Where will it end?

It was bound to happen. Towards the end of yesterday's fond (but somewhat premature) farewell to the Cleveland Indians' beloved Chief Wahoo, I wrote that the Chicago Blackhawks' mascot, Tommy Hawk, "is the coolest Indian in all of sports." The Indian ink [sic. Ed.] was no sooner dry on the parchment when Poor Len Canayen was on the horn to correct me. Tommy Hawk, he told me, is not an Indian or First Nations person or whatever term's PC these days, but, as shown in the picture at the left, is actually... wait for it... a hawk... a black hawk. Geddit?

The only Indian in the picture at upper left is the rather noble-looking chap whose visage adorns the Chicago team's sweaters. (And they are sweaters, by the way -- hockey sweaters. Don Cherry gets his hair all on fire when commentators -- usually American -- call them "jerseys". Quite right, too.) That Indian, complete with coppery skin, feathers and war paint, is a logo, not a mascot. (A cunning linguist would debate even that point. A purist would say a "logo" should be a word, but in modern times it has come to mean any distinctive design.)

OK, the Chicago Blackhawks have an Indian for a logo. And a fine-looking logo it is, too. But who is that person? Is he supposed to be Chief Blackhawk (or Black Hawk)? There was such a person -- Black Hawk, born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak in 1767. He was a band leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now flyover country -- the midwestern USA. Black Hawk was not a hereditary civil chief. He earned his status as a war chief or captain by his actions: leading raiding and war parties as a young man, and a band of Sauk warriors during the Black Hawk War of 1832.

During the War of 1812 -- the only war America lost until Vietnam -- Black Hawk fought on the side of the British, hoping to push white American settlers away from Sauk territory. Later he led a band of Sauk and Fox warriors, known as the British Band, against European-American settlers in Illinois and present-day Wisconsin in the 1832 Black Hawk War. After the war, he was captured by US forces and taken to the eastern states, where, in true American entrepreneurial fashion, he and other war leaders were put on display on a tour of several cities.

Shortly before being released from custody, Black Hawk told his story to an interpreter. Aided also by a newspaper reporter, he published Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk, Embracing the Traditions of his Nation in Cincinnati iin 1833. His book was the first autobiography of a Native American [That's today's PC term, in the USA. Ed.] to be published in the USA. It became an immediate bestseller and went through several editions. Black Hawk died in 1838 in what is now southeastern Iowa. He has been honoured by an enduring legacy: his book, many eponyms, and other tributes, including (I would suggest) the Chicago team's name and logo.

I must admit, though, that the logo doesn't greatly resemble the real Black Hawk. That's him, looking askance from the top right. Is that logo racist? How about the mascot? Why does Tommy Hawk have to be black? Has the NAACP heard about this? Will the Chicago hockey team be forced to remove the Chief from their uniforms and merchandise, just as Cleveland has been forced to do away with Chief Wahoo? Will either team also have to change its name to satisfy the SJWs and PC police? Stay tuned.

Monday, January 29, 2018

So, farewell then, Chief Wahoo

An assiduous reader reminds us that the Toronto District School Board has been justly ridiculed on WWW prior to the Islamophiliac nonsense described in "Canada's loony left, pro-Muslim 'public' school board", WWW 16/1/18. Last fall, in "PC gone mad! Toronto public school board drops 'Chief' from job titles", WWW 11/10/17, Walt quoted at length from Post Media's Christie Blatchford, who took the TDSB to task for its decision to excise the word "Chief" from all its job titles, in the interests of not giving offence to Canada's First Nations (read: indigenous peoples... or... wait for it... Indians).

The TDSB's ultra-liberal, ultra-PC diktat was provoked by the fake-news controversy in the Excited States of America about whether the Cleveland baseball team, known for decades as the "Indians", should change their name to something less "racist". Since that idea was a non-starter, the SJWs were demanding that the team get rid of its mascot, whose smiling face has adorned its caps, uniforms and other paraphernalia since 1947. His name is... or was... Chief Wahoo.

I say "was" because today the Cleveland Indians caved. Team owner Paul Dolan announced that the Chief would be around for the 2018 season, but would then go to the Happy Hunting Ground to join Mr Rebel (Boone County KY High School), Colonel Reb (Ole Miss), and the old Darkie toothpaste guy.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told the meeja, "The club ultimately agreed with my position that the logo is no longer appropriate for on-field use." Playing Mortimer Snerd to Mr Manfred's Edgar Bergen, Mr Dolan said, "We have consistently maintained that we are cognizant and sensitive to both sides of the discussion. While we recognize many of our fans have a longstanding attachment to Chief Wahoo, I'm ultimately in agreement with Commissioner Manfred's desire to remove the logo from our uniforms in 2019."

So Walt's use of the past tense was premature. Chief Wahoo gets one more year, during which the Indians will continue to wear his image on their sleeves and caps. Merchandise featuring the beloved mascot will continue to be sold in northeast Ohio "to retain the trademark."

What happens in 2019? Will the designers just kind of lighten Chief Wahoo up, changing him to pink and then to white, like they did with the Darkie dark guy who became the Darlie white guy? Or will they paint out the feather, make him darker and change his name to something more in line with the city he represents, like, say, "Prince Leroy"? I can hardly wait to find out.

Oh (as Columbo used to say), there's one more thing. The forces of political correctness hit a double on this one, but the inning isn't over yet. They'll keep batting until they force the Cleveland team to drop the moniker "Indians" as well. And then? There will be other racist team names to expunge from the vocabulary of American sports: the Kansas City Chiefs, the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Blackhawks, whose mascot is the coolest Indian in all of sports. His name is Tommy Hawk.

Hug-a-Muslim Day: Pope reaches out to Islamic leaders

Since it's National Hug-a-Muslim Day (in Canada, at least) -- see previous post -- Walt thinks it's appropriate to republish a cartoon commentary from the latest issue of The Remnant.

Click here to preview the January 31st issue of The Remnant, from which this was taken. The Remnant is the oldest Traditional Catholic newspaper in the world, and is available in hard copy and electronic formats. Tell them Walt sent ya!

Chinese-Canadians protest hijab hoax

For Canadians, today is National Hug-a-Muslim Day. Canuck snowflakes, liberals and SJWs are busy in Québec City and elsewhere in the Great No-longer-white North, kicking off "Islamic Heritage Month" (seriously) by commemorating the first anniversary of an attack on a Québec City mosque that left six dead and several others injured. See "What REALLY happened at Québec City???", WWW 5/2/17 (includes VIDEO with Gavin McInnes).

Unfortunately for the Canadian Islamists (read: the National Council of Canadian Muslims) and Islamophiles, their "day of action" to "memorialize Islamophobia" -- see "Canadian Islamophiles plan National Hug-a-Muslim Day", WWW 18/1/18 -- has had a shadow cast over it by rallies in Montréal and elsewhere at which hundreds of Chinese-Canadians protested last month's "hijab hoax", in which a Muslim girl slandered their community by falsely claiming that an "Asian" (read: Chinese) man cut her hijab as she walked to school. See 'Anti-Muslim hate crime' hoax embarrasses Canuck Liberals", WWW 15/1/18.

In a presser organized by (((Shari Schwartz-Maltz))), media officer of the loony left Toronto District School Board, Khawlah Noman, an 11-year-old sixth-grader, accused "an Asian man" of pulling off her jacket hood and cutting the bottom of her hijab. The girl's emotional pain and suffering -- "I'm just a kid!" -- made headlines around the world, with politicians and public figures furiously signalling their virtue and their support for diversity in general and Muslims in particular. "My heart goes out to Khawlah Noman following this morning's cowardly attack on her in Toronto," tweeted Prime Minister Trudeau II. "Canada is an open and welcoming country, and incidents like this cannot be tolerated."

Miss Noman's claim was later rubbished by Toronto, who announced on January 15th that an extensive investigation had been conducted, as a result of which they had concluded that "it did not happen." Period. No explanation, and no apology at the time, although the girl's family later issued a rather mild apology to "all Canadians". The TDSB and Ms (((Schwartz-Maltz))), the Prime Minister and the lesbian Premier of Ontario merely said they were "relieved it didn't happen."

No-one was ever charged with, say, public mischief or filing a false report, let alone inciting hatred against "Asians" (read: Chinese). Jenny Wong, a Chinese-Canadian living in Montréal, told People's Daily Online, "The nature of this incident is vile. It is definitely a humiliation to Asian community, which has always been picked on. Even an 11-year-old knows that we are easy targets. This is unacceptable,” Jenny Wong, a 25-year-old Chinese Canadian living in Montreal, told People’s Daily Online on January 24th. "My friends and I will join a rally initiated by the local Chinese community in Montreal this Saturday, demanding an apology from the girl, the Canadian government, as well as a voice for the Asian community."

Two protest rallies were held in Toronto and Calgary earlier last week. Jenny Liu, a Chinese student at the University of Toronto, said "The Asian community in Canada doesn't have political muscle and is discriminated against or victimized. Canadian authorities and media outlets did not even carry out a thorough investigation before supporting the liar. Our rally slogan is focused on that lie: 'Hoax Today, Horror Tomorrow.' We feel hurt, and we demand that our voice is heard."

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Walt explains why fighting Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan is wrong

"He's not heavy, he's my brother!" We don't know if there's any relationship between the injured man and the one carrying him, other than perhaps the brotherhood of faith in the so-called Religion of Peace. Both are Muslims. One is carrying the other away from the site of yesterday's suicide car bombing -- the vehicle was an ambulance, actually! -- in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, one of the world's shitholiest countries.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the dastardly attack, which has claimed the lives of 95 and counting, with another 158 injured. The majority of the dead in the attack are civilians, but there were casualties among the feckless Afghan security forces as well. The bombing is the deadliest insurgent attack in Armpitistan so far this year. But it's not the only one.

A week ago, six Taliban militants attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, leaving 22 people dead, including 14 infidel foreigners. Some 150 guests fled the gun battle and consequent fire by shimmying down bedsheets from the upper floors. The US State Department said a number [What number? Ed.] of American citizens were killed and injured in the attack.

Four days later, another gang of Islamic terrorists -- members of ISIS this time -- stormed the eastern Afghanistan offices of Save the Children, killing four aid workers and triggering a standoff with police that lasted almost ten hours. ISIS was involved in at least ten fatal attacks in Afghanistan last year.

Since the USA and NATO formally ended their combat mission in the AME (Armpit of the Middle East), Afghan security forces have been battling to fight the Taliban on one side and ISIS on the other. And they've been losing. Every week the amount of territory controlled by the Islamists increases, and the writ of the so-called Afghan government barely runs in Kabul, let along in the countryside.

President Trump has a plan to fix that. He wants to send 1000s more American troops to Afghanistan and envisions shifting away from a "time-based" approach to one that more explicitly links US assistance to concrete results from the Afghan government. After a recent visit to Kabul, Nikki Haley, the American envoy to the Disunited Nations, said the policy was working and that peace talks between the government and the Taliban are closer than ever before.

With respect, Walt thinks the President's policy is wrong. Decades of American adventurism under both Republican and Democratic administrations have got us nowhere. The 2014 withdrawal gave some promise of an end to the waste of Western lives and money. Pouring more of both into the sands of the AME is not the right thing to do. What the President should do is withdraw all American forces -- all of them! -- and let the Muslims fight their civil war on their own soil. Let them duke it out, and may the most righteous be the last Islamist standing. And may he then use a scimitar to cut off his own head. Selah!

Friday, January 26, 2018

VIDEO: "Gotcha!" - Jordan Peterson ties feminist SJW in knots

Just two months ago, in "Hitler reacts to Canuck grad student thought crimes" (WWW 25/11/17 - includes hilarious video!) Walt introduced you to Professor Jordan Peterson, one of Canada’s most brilliant, courageous, and rigorous academics. Prof Peterson became a hero to conservatives and free speech advocates by declaring his refusal to use those stupid "transgender pronouns" -- "ze", "zer", "zis" etc -- or to speak words others insisted he speak.

Before the kerfuffle about Lindsay Shepherd'd censure by Wilfrid Laurier University for daring to show a portion of a debate featuring Prof Peterson to a class of impressionable university students (see post), Prof Peterson had himself been "urged" by his employer, the University of Toronto, to "stop making" remarks that would cause discomfort or offence to "transgenders" (read: transsexuals) or snowflakes of any kind.

The "pronoun wars", as they have become known, brought Professor Peterson to prominence. The over-the-top reaction to his standing up for free speech has given him an audience of millions and kept copies of his new book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, near the top of best-seller lists the world over.

Earlier this month, while on the obligatory book tour, Professor Peterson submitted to a half-hour interview on Britain's Channel 4 in which he faced Cathy Newman, a very hostile feminist of the alt-left persuasion. on Britain’s Channel Four. Without getting as hysterically argumentative as his interlocutor, the professor answered her snide remarks and barbed questions on "gender equality", the male-female pay gap, our supposedly patriarchal society, and, inevitably, his alleged "transphobia".

The climax came at about the 23-minute mark, when Prof Peterson calmly countered her question as to why his right to freedom of speech should trump her "right not to be offended". His answer left the angry lady literally speechless. During the painful pause which followed, the professor exclaimed (quietly), "Ha! Gotcha!"

Here's the video, already viewed on YouTube by over 4 million people. You can fast forward to the fun part if you like, but Walt recommends watching the whole thing -- twice -- for a clear presentation of what's wrong with all the loony feminist claptrap that you hear everywhere (Step forward, Oprah and the wimmin on The View!) these days. If you have to spend more than 30 seconds in conversation with one of these raging feminists, make a few mental notes, so you can get her (or "zer"...whatever) to STFU without actually saying that!

Cardinal Zen again warns Vatican not sell out to Chinese Commies

I confess that I have been remiss in not writing in years, literally, about the plight of the Catholic Church -- the underground Church -- in China. As I wrote in "China -- not a good place to be a democrat or a Catholic", WWW 15/6/14, I do pray Chinese Catholics who, if they wish to be loyal to and in communion with Rome, must worship in secret, like the first Christians. Theirs, not the so-called Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, a puppet of the Communist government, is the true Catholic Church in the Middle Kingdom.

After seizing power in 1949, the Mao's Communists set up the CPCA to separate China's Catholics from Holy Mother Church, requiring them to choose between China and Roman. Some bishops and priests, in fear of becoming martyrs, joined the schismatic puppet "church". Other remained loyal to the Pope and to Rome, and went underground, meeting secretly in private homes and other places. And many of them did become martyrs -- incarcerated in prisons and mental institutions, tortured and in many cases executed for their faith. See "Cardinal Zen: Vatican appeasement hurts true Church in China", WWW 23/2/13.

In recent times, during the papacy of John Paul II and his successors, under the misleadership of successive secretaries of state --  Cardinals Casaroli, Sodano and Bertone -- the Vatican has extended one olive branch after another to Beijing, bending over backwards to find some way of reconciling the "Communist Catholics" (an oxymoron if ever there was one) with the mainstream Roman Church. But the Commies keep appointing their own bishops and persecuting the few remaining bishops consecrated, some secretly, by the popes.

Now it appears that Rome is about to cave. The latest news is that the Vatican recently sent a delegation to China to ask two of the bishops it appointed to make way for two appointed by the Communist government -- a move that would represent a major concession by the Catholic Church. Cardinal Emeritus Joseph Zen (陳日君), erstwhile leader of the battle for China's Catholics, believes that "unifying the churches" in China would amount to an open persecution of true Catholics and a silencing of the underground church. He has tried to inject some iron into the jelly-like backbone of the Vatican by hand-delivering to the pope a plea from the faithful Catholics in China.

CNA reports that on Wednesday of this week, the prelate appeared in Saint Peter's Square, lined up in the cold with other petitioners, to deliver directly into the hands of Pope Francis a letter from the underground Catholic congregation in China, so that the Pope would better understand the situation on the ground. According to Italian media, Cardinal Zen said the letter was successfully delivered, and the Pope promised him that he would read it.

The meeting, however brief it may have been, and the secret letter from the underground church in China, is a clear signal that Cardinal Zen and other Catholics in Hong Kong and China object to the concessions of Pope Francis. The Cardinal has been an advocate for democracy and religious freedom throughout his life and service to the Holy See in Hong Kong. For this reason, he has often been the target of criticism and surveillance by the Communist government of China.

In December 2017, the prelate publicly made clear his views about the talk to "unify the churches" in China, referring to the underground Catholic community and the officially sanctioned CPCA. He lamented what he sees as a misguided change in policy on the part of the Vatican, and stated that he did not believe it was the aim of Pope Francis to pursue such an "evil plan".

If it's not the aim of Pope Francis, then who? Step forward Cardinal Pietro Parolin -- "Peter the Roman" -- who, as the Secretary of State of the Holy See is responsible for, among other things, international relations. For more on Petrus Romanus, see "'Peter the Roman' ready to take over from Pope Francis", WWW 14/1/18. Catholics! Don't say you haven't been warned!

Further reading: "My fight with the Vatican: An exclusive interview with Cardinal Zen on his battle for China's Catholics", Catholic Herald cover story, 19/5/17.

Further reading (more recent)
: "Danger of Schism in China. Cardinal Zen: 'The Pope Told Me...'", by Sandro Magister, in Settimo Cielo, 29/1/18. Of course I'm only a layman [no reference to #MeToo! Ed.] but it seems to me there is already schism in China. The CPCA is schismatic, having broken away from Holy Mother Church, just as Cardinal Zen affirms in paragraph 4 of his statement.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Don't let the liberals scare you into silence about radical Islam!

Unlike their prime minister, Just-in-from-Davos Trudeau, not all Canadians are rabid Islamophiles. [An "Islamophile" is someone who likes or even loves Islam and all the believers in the so-called Religion of Peace, even those who cut off other people's heads to prove how peaceful and tolerant they are. Ed.] One Canuck who thinks Islamic extremists pose a clear and present threat to North America, not to mention the rest of the world, is Candice Malcolm, a nationally syndicated columnist with Post Media and the best-selling author of Losing True North: Justin Trudeau's Assault on Canadian Citizenship.

Ms Malcolm has master's degrees in international law and international relations, and splits her time between Toronto, Vancouver, and northern California. She is a fellow [Eh? Ed.] of the Center for a Secure Free Society, a Washington-based think tank, and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She also contributes to TheRebel.media, and yes, it hasn't been silenced yet!

Here, in its entirety, is an op-ed piece she wrote recently for the Post newspapers [not WaPo, another Post! Ed.], headlined "Don't let them tell you it's wrong to criticize radical Islam". Walt congratulates the Post people for publishing it, in spite of Canada's infamous Motion M-103, in the name of which most of the (((controlled media))) are already practising the loathsome self-censorship which very soon will make thoughts like these unspeakable and unprintable.

In 2011, then Prime Minister Stephen Harper said "Islamicism" posed the greatest threat to Canada's national security. In the seven years since, we've experienced a tidal wave of unpredictable and grossly inhumane jihadist terrorist attacks across the West, including here at home. Harper was right about the rising threat of jihadists armies and emboldened Islamists.

And yet, Harper's comment was met with scorn and ridicule by Canadian elites – particularly Liberal Party politicians and leftist members of the mainstream media. The Toronto Star said Harper "systematically mined anti-Muslim prejudices", while Justin Trudeau drew an absurd equivalency between Harper's treatment of Muslims in Canada and Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.

The Left wants to paint mainstream Canadians as bigots – and worse, they want to scare us into thinking that criticizing Islamists and discussing the threat of jihadists terrorism is a form of racism. It's a scare tactic, employed to silence critics. This Leftist strategy has been repeated so often, the words are losing their meaning.

Last year, I wrote a column about a man who was found guilty of beating his wife with a hockey stick for half an hour. This wasn't my opinion, it was a fact. A Syrian refugee was the victim of a horrific beating by her angry and abusive husband. I was shining a light on the well-documented problem of spousal abuse within the Syrian refugee community, and yet, my report made me the subject of a Leftist witch-hunt.

Liberal strategist Bruce Anderson said I should be fired from my job, a Canadaland host said I had written a "racist screed", and a Buzzfeed blogger accused me of "smearing all Syrian refugees." This hysteria is part of a troubling trend.

The former Conservative government was also accused of bigotry after they changed the Citizenship Guide given to all newcomers to include the following warning: "In Canada, men and women are equal under the law. Canada's openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, 'honour killings', female genital mutilation, forced marriage or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canada's criminal laws."

This statement is both true and important, and yet Trudeau opposed it, insisting it was pejorative and overly judgmental. Trudeau is drunk off the Kool-Aid of official multiculturalism, he believes we should never criticize other cultures – even when their practices are cruel and barbaric. Likewise, last month Trudeau accused Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer of "Islamophobia" because Scheer asked a legitimate question about national security and returned ISIS fighters.

If asking a question about terrorism makes someone "Islamophobic", how can we ever address the issue of Islamist extremism and terrorism? Trudeau's pitiful tactics are meant to smear his critics and scare others in to silence. [Note from Walt: That is also the purpose of M-103. For more on this devilish quasi-legislation, see "AfD parliamentarian's account blocked for anti-Muslim Tweet", WWW 2/1/18.]

The term "useful idiot" was coined during the Cold War to describe Marxists living in the West who defended Communism and spread Soviet propaganda. These apologists hid the ghastly crimes committed by Communist regimes because they believed in the same ideology. Just as useful idiots once apologized for Communism and overlooked its fatal flaws, today's useful idiots insist that those who criticize the ideas and actions of Islamists are racists, bigots and "Islamophobic".

Under their dogma of multiculturalism, Leftists have twisted themselves into a moral pretzel. They insist it's wrong to criticize other cultures, and have thus aligned themselves with a deeply illiberal cause: defending any and all Muslims – including violent wife-beaters and Islamist extremists.

This is part of a series Ms Malcolm is putting together. Under the working title Creeping Caliphate, the articles examine the threat to North America posed by radical Islamists. Click here to sign up for your free copy. Tell Candice that Walt sent ya!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Following up on the Abdis: Said who?

Not long after we posted the story about the two Abdis -- Somali Muslim "refugees" biting the Canadian hands that welcomed them -- Agent 3 sent us this photo of a young man wanted by Toronto cops on a Canada-wide warrant.

Ubaid Said, age 21, of Toronto (maybe), is wanted connection with the deaths of Nasurdin Nasir, 26, and Terrell Carr, 24 last week in the same part of the so-called Greater Toronto Area where Adam Abdi went on a shooting spree -- make that "sprees" -- earlier this month. Mr Said is wanted on two counts of second degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, according to Toronto police.

Although they provided this photo, they declined to say anything about Mr Said's ethnicity, religion, or status in Canada. Agent 3 thinks it's not impossible that Mr Said, as well as one of his victims, might be a "refugee" from the shithole named in our earlier post.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mr Said is asked to contact Canadian Border Services so they can help him with application for permanent resident status.

Two "Abdi" stories from the Great No-longer-white North

What (I hear you ask) is an "Abdi"? Here's a definition from the Urban Dictionary: Name, used excessively by Somalians. Usually with an add-on. Also taken on by Afro-Americans.
Immigration: So what are your boys' names?
Father: Abdikerim, Abdikhalif, Abdisalaam, abdi-abdi, Abdi-A, O.G. Abdi, and The Original Abdi.
Immigration: That's a lot of Abdis.
Father: Yes.
Immigration: I take it you're Somali?
Father: How did you know?

Ah yes, Somali. From Somalia. If ever a country deserved to be called a "shithole", it would be Somalia. No wonder hundreds of thousands of Somalis are migrating to Europe and North America, where they holler "Refugee! Refugee!" and immediately become taxi drivers. Well, OK, maybe that's just in Minneapolis. Anyway, here are true stories about two Abdis who have been mentioned this week in dispatches from north of the World's Longest Undefended Border. [Any word on when the Canucks are going to build a wall? Ed.]

This is Abdoul Abdi, a 23-year-old former refugee from Somalia who the Canuckistan government has been trying for some time to deport. He came to Nova Scotia at the tender age of six, along with his sister and his aunties -- chain immigration personified -- but, since his relatives proved unable or unwilling to look after him or his sister, both kids were taken into care by the province almost immediately upon landing. Since then, he has been shuffled between foster homes and a number of correctional institutions. Nova Scotia's Department of Community Services never applied for him to become a Canadian citizen, and he now faces possible deportation because of his criminal past.

Mr Abdi was recently released from prison after doing time as Her Majesty's guest for charges including aggravated assault. He was "gated" -- taken back into custody -- by the Canadian Border Services Agency immediately upon his release. The usual gang of snowflakes and SJWs are petitioning for his release. "I don't think it's right," his older sister Fatouma Abdi told the meeja. "The government didn't get us our Canadian citizenship and now they're trying to give my brother a death sentence. If he goes back home, he will get killed." Wouldn't that be too bad.

And here's Adam Abdi -- no relation to Abdoul, or at least none that "authorities" in Toronto are prepared to talk about. They are similarly reluctant to disclose his country of origin, status in Canada, or religion. (Hint: He's a Muslim "refugee" from Somalia.) All they will say is that he's a 20-year-old resident of the ghetto that is Brampton ON, and was arrested yesterday after a series of senseless shootings in northwest Toronto.

This Mr Abdi now faces 48 charges in connection with five separate shootings in the city over the past month. Inspector Knacker said the first shooting occurred at around 4 PM on January 9th. A 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl were standing in the hallway of a building when police say a man armed with a gun approached the building from outside and started shooting. The male victim sustained a non-life-threatening wound; the girl was not injured.

A week later, another shooting was reported at mid-afternoon in a nearby 'hood. A 47-year-old man was standing outside a building when a man with a gun approached him and shot him. On January 20th, in the same area, a 20-year-old man was walking around about 4:30 PM when a man got out of a vehicle and opened fire.

The next day, again in the same area, a man and a four-year-old girl were sitting in a parked car at around 3:30 PM when an armed suspect began to shoot at them. The man and the girl were not injured. Just hours later, police say the suspect struck again, shooting at a 19-year-old man walking in a neighbourhood a couple of miles to the northwest. The cops say the suspect was in a vehicle when he stopped beside the man walking along the street and rolled down his window. They say he then produced a gun and began shooting at the other man before fleeing the scene.

Toronto police allege that the man they arrested yesterday, identified as Adam Abdi, was responsible for all five shootings. He is facing numerous charges, including seven counts of attempted murder, five counts of possessing a restricted or prohibited firearm, and five counts of discharging a firearm with intent to wound, endanger life, or prevent arrest. What was Mr Abdi's motive for this extended shooting spree? The police say they have no idea.

An even better question, IMHO, is whether either Abdi will ever be deported, or whether they will remain in Canada for the rest of their miserable lives, alternating between incarceration and terrorizing Canadian citizens. Any read who thinks either one will be deported is invited to send a dollar -- Canadian or American -- to Walt at the usual address. If you're right, I'll send you a hundred bucks. Good luck!

Further reading on WWW: "Brampton a ghetto? How can they say that?", 13/6/16; "Why no-one wants to take in Somali 'refugees'", 16/10/17.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Schumer shutdown is about immigration; whose side are you on?

Note from Ed.: You know Walt was just kidding, yesterday, about WWW being a service of the US government. Walt [and Ed. Ed. ... oh ... this is my note already...] is fiercely independent of the government of any country anywhere. Moreover, although we recently started to allow advertising, which is placed by Google by the way, not by us, we're not in this for the money. We have yet to earn dollar one from over eight years of toil. [Get on with it! Walt] My point is that yesterday's post was meant to draw attention to the Schumer shutdown, about which Walt has something to say.

The shutdown of non-essential services resulting from the failure of Congress to agree on the temporary spending bill necessary to keep the government running and its snivel servants paid. The Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader "Chuck" Schumer, refused to pass the bill (which had already cleared the House of Representatives) because it didn't include any measures to grant amnesty or otherwise protect the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers and others who are living in the USA without legal status as a result of the Obama DACA scheme.

The Democrats point the finger of blame in the other direction, saying the shutdown is President Trump's fault because he would not include in the temporary spending bill any measures to grant amnesty... Wait a minute! Isn't that the same thing? Why so it is. This fuss is all because the Democrats want all those "irregular", "undocumented" and just plain illegal immigrants who took advantage of American soft-heartedness (and soft-headedness) to stay here. Hey, they're all potential Democratic voters, if only their status can be "regularized".

So the fundamental issue here is immigration. President Trump wants to stop illegal immigration, and the Democrats want to keep the borders open and give a "path to citizenship" to anyone and everyone who can sneak in, regardless of their character or suitability for assimilation into American society. Donald Trump was elected President to close the porous border, to build the wall and keep American families safe from evil, illegal immigrants. Yet, one year after his Inauguration, Chuck Schumer and the Democrats continue to put the interests of illegal immigrants over those of Americans.

Here's a new campaign ad, released this weekend, which argues that Democrats are "complicit" in the murders and other violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants, as long as they continue to block funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border and hold up negotiations on pro-American immigration reforms. Give a listen.

Another note from Ed.:
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Saturday, January 20, 2018


Walt Whiteman's World is a service of the United States Misinformation Agency. Owing to the failure of Congress to reach an agreement on the temporary spending bill, this non-essential service is temporarily suspended.

Readers are invited to send questions and comments to the person responsible for the shutdown of government services, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). His address is: 322 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510. His telephone number is: (202) 224-6542. According to his web page, "Chuck would like to hear your thoughts, opinions and concerns on the issues." Click here to send him e-mail. Tell him what you think!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

German pro-migrant politicos cringe as Afghan asylum-seeker charged with brutal rape-murder

This is Maria Ladenburger -- the late Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of Dr Clemens Ladenburger, a German lawyers who works as an assistant to the legal director of the European Commission. Fräulein Ladenburger, who lived in Freiburg, Germany, was the victim of a brutal rape and murder. She was 19 years old.

A spokesthingy for the local police told a press conference last month that the pretty medical student had been at a party in October. She left around 0237 to cycle home, when she became "the victim of a sexual offence and a violent crime." She was raped and then drowned in the River Dreisam, where her body was found on 16 October 2017. Her black scarf was discovered on the riverbank, and a single strand of dark hair that had been partially dyed blonde was found in a blackberry bush.

DNA from the hair and the scarf were run through the police criminal database, but no matches were found. Detectives then turned to CCTV footage in the town and the surrounding area where the young woman was found. Video footage taken on a local streetcar showed a young man who had what police said was "a very conspicuous hairstyle, an undercut hairstyle", with a portion of his long hair dyed blonde. They arrested a teenage asylum-seeker whose DNA matched that found at the crime scene.

Fräulein Ladenburger volunteered at a home for "refugees" in her spare time, but it is unclear whether she ever met her murderer before he took her life. The German public prosecutor handling the case said the suspect, who had been taken in by a local family who believed in Angela Merkel's "Willkommenskultur", confessed to the murder.

Police are now trying to establish if he may be responsible for the death of another girl in the area. Carolin G., 27, was raped and murdered at the beginning of November while jogging in Endinge, just 18 miles away from Freiburg. Connecting the unnamed yoof with that crime will be difficult, as detectives found no DNA evidence at that crime scene.

Interest in this story has been revived this month as Chancellor (pro tem) Merkel struggles to put together a coalition government, after the rising tide of anger at her open-door refugee policy resulted in huge gains in last September's election for the anti-immigrant Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) party and a drastically reduced minority for Frau Merkel's Christian Democratic Union.

Other parties, including the CDU's erstwhile ally, the CSU, are demanding drastic changes to Germany's immigration policy. One of the major issues which they seem unable to resolve is the suspension of the policy of reunifying refugee families. The person who killed Fraülein Landenburger was one of 1000s of young Muslim men from the shithole countries of the Middle East and North Africa who came to Germany as unaccompanied minors. Crime among such young men has spiked as the tidal wave of "refugees" washed over Europe.

Now leading criminologists commissioned by Frau Merkel's government have produced a study arguing that family reunification would be an effective method to counteract crime among young migrants. The solution, then, is to bring in their parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins -- millions more unassimilable Muslims to be welcomed into das Vaterland. Reaction to the plan, even within Frau Merkel's own CDU, has been distinctly cool.

The truth about "shithole" countries, from a resident

In "POTUS' 'shithole' comment begs the question the liberals don't want asked... because they have no answer!" (WWW 12/1/18 -- includes VIDEO), Walt commented on President Trump's suggestion, in a meeting on the subject of immigration, that some of the source countries for immigration to the USA -- countries like Haiti, whole continents like Africa -- are "shitholes". At the end of the piece, I identified Zimbabwe (having lived there) as a country that fits the definition. My old friend Dr CZ is still there, pounding the keyboard for the Financial Gazette. Here (with asterisks replaced by the intended letters) is what he had to say about POTUS' remark in his blog today.

President Donald Trump touched off a storm when he was quoted describing some countries in this world — more specifically African, Central America and Carribean — as shithole countries. His remarks naturally drew the ire and opprobrium of a number of these countries, with some of them almost threatening to commit suicide over the slur. Even the United Nations, which is supposed to be a busy organisation, found itself joining the redundant African Union in condemning Trump for merely stating what otherwise is as plain as a nose on one's face.

The fact that Trump used unhygienic language does not take away the point that the brother was trying to drive home. The countries that Trump was referring to are those that fit the following bill:

These are countries that are worse than not countries at all. You see, he was talking of countries where leaders — rulers actually — think of elections always, not the welfare of the people they purport to lead to the point of splashing millions of dollars on purchasing votes when basics like medical facilities in those countries are as good as non-existent. Gross irresponsibility like buying chiefs luxury cars when hospitals have no ambulances, and clinics have no basic pain killers.

These are countries in which politicians seek to come into office for their own sake, not to serve anyone, but themselves and themselves alone.

In these countries, elections are not held for any purpose other than to give a veneer of legitimacy to a conspiracy of "criminals".

In these countries, the people who purportedly choose leaders become subservient to these leaders, not the normal other way round. As soon as these sham elections are over, the people have to immediately be scared stiff of the very same people they would have hired to serve them.

Most of these countries are endowed with vast natural resources, but they are grievously poor because these resources are private property of the ruling political elite and their hangers-on. Despite their poverty, these are countries that have the largest cabinets and administrations in order to accommodate relatives and friends.

These are countries in which there are people who are employed — and also employ themselves — exclusively to get angry on the behalf of the (mis)leaders. Arse-licking is a national ritual that everyone, who thinks they are something, have to perform publicly without shame.

Those who purport to be leaders of these countries effectively confirm that their countries are indeed shithole nations by preferring everything foreign. From medical treatment, to education for themselves and their children, to their sartorial needs, to bank pigeonholes to stash their loot, to anything one can ever imagine. It has to come from abroad because they know that anything that their filthy paws touch in their resident country is contaminated.

Citizens of shithole countries usually confirm the status of their nations by fleeing from them in droves, some having as high as a third of their citizens leaving! There is no better way of confirming this status than this.

It is, therefore, surprising that there are some countries that were quick to protest when Trump made his remarks instead of focussing on the substance of the point that he was driving home.

Canadian Islamophiles plan National Hug-a-Muslim Day

The timing of hijab hoax girl's bathetic [There is such a word.* Ed.] little stunt last Friday seems to have been a little off, as it has cast something of a cloud over plans for a "National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia", to be held across Canuckistan on January 29th.

That's right, folks. Canadian Islamists (read: the National Council of Canadian Muslims), aided and abetted by well-meaning politicians and friends like (((Shari Schwartz-Maltz))) in government, the (((controlled media))) and the human rights industry, intended to cap off "Islamic Heritage Month" (read: hug-a-Muslim month) with a day of action in Ottawa and Toronto to "memorialize Islamophobia".

January 29th is the first anniversary of an attack on a Québec City mosque that left six dead and several others injured. This is what the NCCM wants "memorialized", while certain other events, like the October 2014 killings of two Canadian soldiers -- Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent -- by two "radicalized Muslims" or "homegrown jihadis", are forgotten.

In "Canadians don't need a 'National Day' scolding us for being Islamophobic", (National Post, 17/1/18), Barbara Kay writes, "We deplore the horrific Quebec City mosque murders. Nevertheless, an annual day of national atonement sends the wrong message." She points out that Alexandre Bissonnette, the alleged perpetrator, had no known ties to violence-promoting groups, nor was he ever charged with terrorism. His motive remains unclear to this day. But, Ms Kay argues "an official Day of Remembrance focused on Muslim victimhood would receive funding to perpetuate in schools and other institutions the notion that Muslims are systemically targeted for hatred."

And that, dear readers, is the whole point of the hijab hoax girl's publicity stunt and the NCCM proposal. Ms Kay reminds us that the NCCM pushed for the inclusion in the Toronto District School Board [Again with the TDSB! Ed.] guidebook to Islamic Heritage Month of this definition of Islamophobia: "Islamophobia refers to fear, prejudice, hatred or dislike directed against Islam or Muslims, or towards Islamic politics or culture." Once the telling phrase "Islamic politics or culture" came to public attention, attracting forceful criticism that embarrassed the TDSB (Hello again, Shari Schwartz-Maltz!), the definition was narrowed.

Does the NCCM really want to talk about Islamic culture -- the culture that includes honour killings like those of Aqsa Parvez and four female members of the Shafia family? How about we have a memorial day for those victims of Islamic culture?

The highlight of National Be Nice to Muslims Day is supposed to be the tabling in Canada's House of Commons of the Standing Committee on Heritage report on Motion M-103. M-103 isn't a law and never will be. It's only a motion. Here, copied from the web page of Iqra Khalid, MP (and a Muslim, in case you didn't guess), is the text of the motion.

M103 - Systemic racism and religious discrimination
That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear; (b) condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it; and (c) request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study on how the government could (i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada, while ensuring a community-centered focus with a holistic response through evidence-based policy-making, (ii) collect data to contextualize hate crime reports and to conduct needs assessments for impacted communities, and that the Committee should present its findings and recommendations to the House no later than 240 calendar days from the adoption of this motion, provided that in its report, the Committee should make recommendations that the government may use to better reflect the enshrined rights and freedoms in the Constitution Acts, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Buried in all that jargon and verbiage is some pretty dangerous stuff, e.g. "collect data to contextualize hate crime reports". How would such data be collected? Why, through "social media surveillance", of course! Canucks, better watch what you write on FB or in the comments section of news websites -- the few that still allow commenting... sometimes... as long as you don't offend Muslims. And how about "conduct needs assessments for impacted communities"? Don't be surprised if the "impacted community" (read: Muslims) needs money for its mosques and schools where young Canadians can be taught how barbaric cultural practices like female genital mutilation, honour crimes and the killing of infidels are all right and good for followers of the Religion of Peace.

The most objectionable feature, though, of M-103 is its singling out of the Muslim community as the one minority group most in need of protection from "system racism" and "Islamophobia". What about the (((Jews))), asks Barbara Kay. What about indigenous peoples, especially indigenous women who keep being found dead along roadsides and river banks? What about the "black community"? Never mind BLM; don't all lives matter? Errr, no, not according to M-103 -- just the lives of Muslims.

Even though it has not yet been officially approved by Canada's Parliament, M-103 is already being used as the basis for self-censorship remarkable even for the politically correct Canuck lamestream media. Some people have asked by the CBC and other major networks didn't call BS on the hijab hoax even as the girl was speaking at the TDSB-arranged presser. The answer is simple. No-one wanted to be the first to cast doubt on the story told by a young, female member of the oppressed Muslim minority. Even the Toronto police were guarded in describing the false report, saying only that "it didn't happen."

Contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, M-103 is already being used to curtail freedom of speech. The term "Islamophobia", with its multiple and sinister meanings is, in itself, an example of "fake news", and should not be recognized as a "thing"... because it isn't! To state that there is systemic hatred and racial discrimination in Canada, is bogus and to single out one religious group for special treatment is divisive. If there's going to be some sort of "day of action" in the Great No-longer-white North on January 29th, Walt suggests something along the lines of the demonstration pictured here.

Canadians! Stand up for free speech! Write or e-mail your Member of Parliament! (Click here to find out who's supposed to be representing you.) Or e-mail Justin Trudeau Himself. Tell them what you think... while you still can!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

For Habs fans, laughter is the best medicine

According to Those Who Should Know, Monday last was "Blue Monday", the saddest day of winter, perhaps of the entire year. Crappy weather, holiday bills coming due, no holiday in store until Easter... and, for fans of the Montréal Canadiens (like the young lady at right), yet another disappointing hockey game.

Now that I have your attention... no, this is not the introduction to another moan by Poor Len Canayen. I asked him if he planned on second-guessing Marc Bergevin this week, but he said no, he'd rather shoot him, if he should catch him strolling down The Main.

He went on to say that when the news is grim, the best thing is share a good laugh, and, good fellow that he is, volunteered this supposedly true bit of testimony from a criminal trial.

Counsel: What happened after you had been listening to the music for awhile?
Witness: We got held up.
Counsel: And what happened? Would you give the judge the details of that?
Witness: Well, they told us to get up against the wall, throw our money on the floor, and drop our pants.
Counsel: And what did you do?
Witness: Got against the wall, threw my pants down, and threw our money down.
Counsel: I mean after you got up against the wall and went through -- or followed his directions, what happened?
Witness: Cracked up laughing, because one of the other guys -- guys in on it -- dropped his pants, too.
Counsel: Excuse me? One of the robbers?
Witness: Right.
Counsel: And what happened as he did that?
Witness: They told him, "Not you, stupid!" And he picked up the money.

Source: Disorderly Conduct: Verbatim Excerpts from Actual Court Cases, selected by Rodney R. Jones, Charles M. Sevilla and Gerald F. Uelmen. Illustrations by Lee Lorenz, one of the great cartoonists of the New Yorker. W.W. Norton & Co., 1987.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Canada's loony left, pro-Muslim "public" school board

There are two publicly-funded education systems in the province of Ontario, Canada. (Well OK, there are four, if you count the French-language counterparts to the two main systems, which are anglophone -- English-speaking.) There are Catholic schools, which are not quite what the name implies, since, being taxpayer-funded, they are required to admit all comers, Catholic or not. And there are "public" schools, which are supposed to be non-religious, but in practice push the new, politically correct religion of secular humanism.

The biggest public school board in Ontario -- in Canada, in fact -- is the Toronto District School Board, which is responsible for Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, in Scarberia, the northeastern ghetto of the Great and Diverse City of Toronto (John Tory, Prop.) That the school is this month celebrating "Tamil Heritage Month" tells you something about the character of the community, and the politics of the TDSB.

Pauline Johnson School is attended by students from literally dozens of different ethnic backgrounds. The majority are not "old stock Canadians", to borrow the appellation of former Prime Minister Steven Harpoon. There is not only a great mixing of races, but a great mixing of religions -- the diversity which Mayor Tory, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Justin "Mr Socks" Trudeau keep telling people makes Canada Strong. (Agent 3 says diversity certainly makes Toronto what it is. Whatever can he mean?) There are a few Christians, some Buddhists, some Hindus, some Sikhs and, inevitably, some Muslims.

One of the Muslim students is Khawlah Noman, who for the rest of her life is likely to be known as the "hijab hoax girl", following the unravelling yesterday of her story about having been attacked by a man who pulled back the hood of her parka, so as to cut (with a scissors!) her hijab -- an Islamophobic, anti-Muslim hate crime if ever there was one! Except there wasn't one. It was all a product of Miss Noman's vivid imagination.

OK, so the kid made the whole thing up. Some kind of plea for help, perhaps. Let it go at that. But the Toronto District School Board did not let it go at that. Today, questions are being asked about why, less than four hours after the initial police report, the TDSB organized a presser -- "press availability" is what they call it nowadays -- to let the tearful 11-year-old face television cameras and throngs of reporters who broadcast her horrific (and unlikely) story to the world?

In the photo we see Miss Noman, her mother, and her 10-year-old brother, who supposedly witnessed the attack. The concerned and caring lady comforting the girl is (((Shari Schwartz-Maltz))), TDSB Manager for Media Relations and Issues Management, who (a source tells WWW) set up the exercise in virtue-signalling. Even if the attack had happened, the appearance would have been unusual, as victims of crime who are minors are traditionally not identified by police or the media, let alone put before cameras to recite a rehearsed narrative and weep on cue.

(((Ms Schwartz-Maltz))) is no stranger to the pages of WWW. She is referred to in "Muslim prayers in Toronto schools: a Muslim viewpoint", WWW 7/7/11, defending a decision of the TDSB to set aside prayer rooms in its schools so the little Muslim kids can say their Friday prayers, while being taught about Islam and the virtues of Islamic society. This was before ISIS, so rumours that ISIS recruiting literature was passed out were likely untrue. It would have been Al-Qaeda, not ISIS.

That the Toronto District School Board is friendly to the so-called Religion of Peace is an undertatement. But hey, that's nothing more than compliance with the policy of the Ontario government (K. Wynne, Prop.) See "Islamization of Ontario schools still part of government agenda", WWW 15/4/12.

But it's not just Muslims that the TDSB likes. They're great believers in affirmative action, human rights (for some humans, at least), social justice and BLM. In a show of politically correctness, surprising even for Ontario, the Board decided, back in 2009, to set up an "Africentric Alternative School" (read: segregated school). It opened in the northwest corner of Toronto "in an attempt to reduce dropout rates and improve an achievement gap among the city's black students. While the school is open to students of all backgrounds, many [note: "many", not "all"] of the teachers are black to serve as role models for students."

The Africentric School was to be a three-year experiment. (((Ms Schwartz-Maltz))) appears again in an article in the Toronto Red Star (from which the above quote was taken) to spin the 2012 report on the results -- three years after the report was published, kinda quietly. The report found that in 2012, only 43% of students who started at the AAS and had not reached graduate age were still enrolled, while 57% had transferred to another school.

The report also identified "differences" between the original idea of the school "and the existing frameworks the school operates within," as well as funding challenges that are a "limiting factor to the school's success." (((Ms Schwartz-Maltz))) called it "a work in progress". Walt has been unable to discover whether any further progress has been made in the 2+ years since, or, indeed, whether the Africentric School is still in existence.

Speaking of affirmative action... a name that has been conveniently forgotten by proponents of the TDSB's liberal agenda is that of Chris Spence, who was the Director of the Toronto District School Board at the time of the Africentric School experiment. Dr Spence, as he then was, should have been a role model extraordinaire for the city's black yoof, being head of the biggest school board in Canada and a credit his race, yada yada yada. Unfortunately, he was obliged to resign, at the end of 2012, over allegations that his Ph.D. thesis was rife with "unattributed passages", plagiarized (copied) from other sources. When last heard from, Mr Spence was fighting for compensation for "constructive dismissal". He has not complained to the Ontario Human Rights Commission about systemic racism.

Speaking of race and black yoof, the latest politically correct folly of the TDSB is the cancellation, last November, of the "School Resource Officer" programme run for it by the Toronto Police Service. The programme placed uniformed police officers in dozens of mainly minority-majority public schools across Toronto. While SRO is SOP in many inner city schools in the USA, it was a first for Canada when introduced in 2008, a year after Grade 9 student Jordan Manners, age 15, was shot and killed at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate, one of Toronto's blackest schools.

Ever since, the SRO programme has drawn sharp criticism from activist groups such as Black Lives Matter Toronto, which made very vocal demands to scrap it as one measure to address "anti-black racism" in the education system. The Board trustees voted 18-3 in favour of cancelling the programme, after a report by staff recommended eliminating the program because "it caused some students to feel uncomfortable and even intimidated." That was in November. Last week the neighbouring Peel District School Board received a report showing that students benefit from the SRO programme in its schools. Go figure.

Every now and then militant secular humanists and anti-Catholic bigots call for the end of public funding for Ontario's Roman Catholic schools. As long as policies like those of the Toronto District School Board -- we haven't even talked about the new pro-LGBT sex ed curriculum yet -- are causing parents by the 1000s to enroll their non-Catholic children in the Catholic system, Catholic schools are in no danger of being defunded. There should be a lesson there for the public school boards, but will they learn it? Two chances: slim and none.

Monday, January 15, 2018

"Anti-Muslim hate crime" hoax embarrasses Canuck Liberals

The Canadian (and even international) media were full of outrage and virtue-signalling over the weekend over a terrible, terrible hate crime reported to have occurred in Toronto on Friday. 11-year-old Khawlah Noman was walking to school with her 10-year-old brother, Mohammed Zakariyya, on Friday morning, when she felt somebody pull down the hood of her winter jacket down. She told police the attacker smiled at her and then attempted to cut her hijab, from the bottom up, using a pair of scissors with a blue handle. He did this not once, but twice, she said, over the course of some ten minutes.

Recounting the traumatic incident in great detail, she told reporters "I felt really scared and confused. I didn’t feel comfortable about what was going on." Miss Noman got a good look at the attacker, who she described as a young Asian male, roughly 5'8" to 6', wearing black pants, a black hoodie and brown gloves. He had a moustache, the girl told police, and glasses too.

When the girl screamed, the attacker ran away. She and her brother rushed to join a group of children walking nearby, but got separated at a traffic signal. The brother didn't make the light in time to cross safely, so his Miss Noman waited for him while the group moved on. Mohammed said he watched as his sister's attacker approached her a second time, scissors in hand. What happened next is unclear, but when the kids got to school, they discovered that the bottom of Khawlah's hijab had been cut.

Speaking to reporter's, Miss Noman's mother, Samia Samad, [How come they all have different surnames? Ed.] said the incident was deeply upsetting for the children. "I don’t know why he did that," the mother said. "It’s just not Canada. I'm frustrated and I'm angry, but I do believe in peace in Canada. I am so proud to be a Canadian, and I want to give [the attacker] the same message."

Miss Noman echoed the message. While holding back tears, she said, "What you’re doing is very wrong. You should stop doing this. I'm a kid."

The chattering classes (particularly the professionals in the diversity industry) were quick to boo-hoo to anyone who would listen, particularly the liberal "reporters" at the CBC and the Toronto Red Star. And Canada's Liberal politicians, knowing a good story to promote their pro-Muslim, pro-diversity agenda, were even quicker to express their shock and horror. The Liberal Prime Minister, the proudly lesbian ["Liberal", shurely! Ed.] Premier of Ontario, and the Mayor of Toronto (not a card-carrying Liberal but a liberal all the same) condemned the attack as a shameful example Islamophobia and racism. Here are their officious ["official", shurely! Ed.] statements.

Who could argue with those sentiments? No right-thinking -- make that "LEFT-thinking" -- Canadian, that's for sure. And even if someone thought the reaction was a bit over the top, or dared to doubt the veracity of Miss Noman's horror story, Canada's notorious M-103 would likely have silenced them. (CBC censors, please take note!) But guess what? Toronto Police said today they have concluded that the incident "did not happen."

There has been no suggestion that Miss Noman and/or her family will be punished in any way for wasting Inspector Knacker's time with a false report. No-one has apologized or even expressed embarrassment for the hair-on-fire coverage the hoax -- for that's what it was -- received in the (((controlled media))).

From the Pink Palace at Queen's Park, Premier Wynne said "I'd like to thank the Toronto Police Service for their work in this matter, and I join all Ontarians in being thankful and relieved that this assault did not take place." What she didn't add, but was understood to mean, was that, although it didn't happen, it could have happened, because, as everyone knows, old-stock Canadians are hard-wired to be haters.

Further reading: "Hijab hoax girl, family owe Canadians an apology", by Anthony Furey, in the Toronto Sun, 15/1/18. Conclusion: One sad outcome of this story is that decent, fair-minded Canadians whose hearts went out to this girl may look at the next such attack with suspicion. And that one could be real. The family, the police and the school board owe us an explanation. And Khawlah Noman and her family owe Canada an apology.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

VIDEO: "Peter the Roman" ready to take over from Pope Francis

Sunday is my day to catch up on my reading on topics religious, especially the parlous state of Holy Mother Church. First on my list today was "Curia Stories: The Comeback of the Cardinal Secretary of State", by noted Vaticanista Sandro Magister, in his blog, Settimo Cielo, 14/1/18. [Kudos to Matthew Sherry, who does the English translation, for coming up with the excellent pun in the headline! Ed.]

The article is about Pietro Cardinal Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, or, in political language, the No. 2 man in Rome, after Pope Francis. Of Cardinal Parolin, Sig. Magister writes, "He flies high. So high as to be now the only candidate for succeeding Francis with a serious chance of being elected pope."

If Pope Francis was validly elected -- a matter of considerable debate for many reasons -- he is the 111th pope to have headed the Roman Catholic Church. If he dies or purports to resign, and Cardinal Parolin is chosen to succeed him, he (Parolin) would be No. 112. "Pietro" is Italian for "Peter". And Cardinal Parolin is a Roman. Is he, then, "Peter the Roman"?

"Peter the Roman" is the last pope mentioned in the Prophecy of Saint Malachy (1094-1148), renowned as a great prophet. In 1139, while on his way to the Vatican to assume the post of papal legate for Ireland, he fell into a trance and saw a line of papal reigns stretching from the successor to Innocent II and extending through the centuries to the last of the line, identified as "Peter of Rome" or "Peter the Roman".

When he committed his vision to paper, Saint Malachy assigned short Latin descriptions to each pope. These mottoes usually refer to a family name, birthplace, coat-of-arms, or office held before election to the papacy. Some of the phrases are multiple prophecies, written with ingenious word play. According to his prophecy, John Paul II was No. 110. Benedict XVI is No. 111. The motto given for him is "Glory of the olive". To explain this, those who believe in the Prophecy draw a connection between Benedict and the Olivetan order. Benedict chose his papal name after Saint Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine Order, of which the Olivetans are one branch.

The next line in the Prophecy is "In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit." which means "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit." forms a separate sentence and paragraph of its own. While often read as part of the "Peter the Roman" prophecy, some interpreters view it as a separate, incomplete sentence explicitly referring to additional popes between "glory of the olive" and "Peter the Roman". Whether it refers to Benedict or Francis or Peter the Roman, there can be no doubt that Holy Mother Church is today being persecuted as never before. Every year of this century has seen hundreds, even thousands of Catholic Christians imprisoned, tortured and martyred for the Faith.

We come now to the last lines of the Prophecy of Saint Malachy. "Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis ciuitas septicollis diruetur, & Iudex tremẽdus iudicabit populum suum. Finis."

Peter the Roman, [who] will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.

The final pope, Peter the Roman, will likely be the Antichrist whom students of prophecy have long foretold. Satan, taking the form of a man named Peter, will gain worldwide allegiance and adoration. Even the very elect -- the leaders of the Church and all but a small remnant of the faithful -- will be deceived. And then will come the destruction of Rome, something like the vision attributed to Sister Lucia in what the Vatican alleges is the Third Secret of Fatima. And then will come "the dreadful Judge" who will judge the people. Let us not say we were not warned.

Friday, January 12, 2018

VIDEO: POTUS' "shithole" comment begs the question the liberals don't want asked... because they have no answer!

It's the epithet heard around the world. President Trump suggested, in a meeting on the subject of immigration, that some of the source countries for immigration to the USA -- countries like Haiti, whole continents like Africa -- are "shitholes". Maybe he didn't use that exact word, or maybe he did, but whatever he said has the liberal establishment, not just in America but around the world, rending its garments and hollering "racist, racist, racist!" In fact the Democrats in Congress are all set to introduce a motion of censure "to punish President Trump for his ignorant, racist words without resorting to impeachment." And yet...

And yet... all the President of the United States did was to ask, in tough terms, the question that millions of Americans (and Australians and Brits and Canadians and Germans and Swedes etc etc etc) ask every day, the question our leaders refuse to even discuss, let alone answer. It's the question I used for the headline of yesterday's post: "Why should USA accept immigrants from "shithole" countries?"

Well??? Why??? Let's be honest. [You expect honesty from liberal politicians and the (((controlled media)))? Ed.] There are certain countries, entire continents, even, which are wretched and dangerous. Haiti is one of them. The so-called Democratic Republic of the Congo is another. Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria are three more. Why are we importing "refugees" and asylum-seekers and illiterate chancers from those shitholes -- there, I said it too! -- when we could have our pick of educated, motivated migrants from traditional source countries like... well, Norway? (Big shoutout to the folks in Lake Wobegon!)

Tucker Carlson picks up that theme in this short (4:32) video. Give a listen.

Meanwhile, from out of Africa come a few voices like that of Mamady Traore, a 30-year-old sociologist in the west African nation of Guinea, who told AP, "President Donald Trump is absolutely right. When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power. When you have rebel factions that kill children, disembowel women as saints, who mutilate innocent civilians."

Breitbart News, who published that quote, reached another African source who said that Trump had only said what many Africans say behind closed doors -- at least about the continent's most troubled nations. "The Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe are 'shitholes' run by assholes," said the unnamed source.

Ah yes, Zimbabwe. Assiduous readers will know that, having lived in that failing state for some years, I had it in mind when I wrote yesterday "I thought 'shithole' was just the right word to describe places like Haiti, Somalia, Nigeria... the list goes on. If you don't believe me, go and see for yourself."

Further reading: "The Value of Calling a Shithole a 'Shithole'", by Frances Martel, Breitbart News, 13/1/18. Conclusion: "Dismissing places where human rights abuses, hunger, and disease are rampant as 'shitholes' without offering a viable alternative for running their governments is unproductive. But silencing anyone who dares speak the truth about these places – and what that says about their ruling ideologies – is even worse."

Thursday, January 11, 2018

POTUS: Why should USA accept immigrants from "shithole" countries?

Cazart! The (((controlled media))) have their hair all on fire because President Trump asked the question that millions of Americans are asking, in exactly the words millions of Americans use every day. In rejecting a bipartisan deal on immigration earlier today, POTUS questioned why the US of A would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway.

His pointed question startled the PC lawmakers in the meeting, and immediately revived charges that President Trump is a racist. The White House didn't deny his remark but issued a statement saying Mr Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society."

Walt congratulates POTUS on having the stones to use the word "shithole" to describe the country/continent in question. I've been there -- to Africa that is, not Haiti -- and can confirm that the description is accurate. Haiti, by all accounts, is even worse. Those who emigrate from such places to Europe and North America do so in search of better lives for themselves. They don't come here to make our lives better. So all the President is doing is telling it like it is... at last!!!

Note from Ed.: This is a developing story. Walt may have more to say tomorrow. Right now he's making popcorn to munch while enjoying the evening news.

UPDATE added 12/1/18: The latest Tweet from President Trump says "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used." I leave it to you, dear reader, to figure out what that means, since POTUS didn't say the word he didn't say! If he didn't use the specific word "shithole", that's too bad. I thought "shithole" was just the right word to describe places like Haiti, Somalia, Nigeria... the list goes on. If you don't believe me, go and see for yourself.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hey "migrant"! Been on welfare? No citizenship for you!

Some 15 years ago, Walt had the pleasure of travelling, on business, in the western part of Switzerland, to Genève and the canton of Vaud. I remember it being an exceptionally clean, orderly and prosperous place, bordering on the ideal. And white. Very white. The few immigrants I met may have been from North Africa, but spoke excellent French (the language of that region) and could have passed for Swiss-born. And they were working, apparently nicely assimilated into Swiss society.

That was then; this is now. 15 years later Switzerland, like the rest of Europe, is having a problem with scruffier, darker, "refugees" and asylum-seekers entering the country across its southern border with Italy.

Some of these While Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, asylum seekers have attempted to flood into the country through the southern Italian border. Many of these "irregular" migrants come without any form of identification, making it difficult to process their asylum claim or deport those not approved for asylum status. In face, the Swiss government is unaware of the true identity of 90% of the asylum-seekers in the country. It wouldn't be a problem if they were just using Switzerland as a transit country to reach Merkeland, where German hospitality awaits them, but many are choosing to remain in Switzerland, which is safer and richer.

That such scum should be able to live for years on state handouts, even after their asylum claims have been denied, galls the good burgers of Switzerland. There has been a huge anti-immigrant backlash. Unlike the governments of the AABC countries (America, Australia, Britain and Canada), the Swiss government is actually listening to the voice of its native-born citizens, and doing something to push back against the tide of migrants by making it less appealing for them to come to the country.

Late last year, the city of Zurich voted to dramatically cut benefits to failed asylum seekers who had been given so-called "F-status", under which they cannot be deported. And now, under the sub-headline "An idea for Austria?", the Swiss newspaper Kronen Zeitung reports on the coming into force of a new civil rights act that prevents residents who have been on welfare in the past three years from becoming citizens unless they pay back to the state (read: taxpayers!) the money they received.

The previous law allowed migrants to apply for citizenship as long as they were not on state benefits at the time of their application. The new regulations will make it impossible for asylum seekers and migrants who have lived off state handouts in the last three years to become citizens, even if they have lived in Switzerland as permanent residents for the required time to make a citizenship application. The new act requires migrants to demonstrate a greater level of integration than before, including making them prove they have a certain number of Swiss friends and acquaintances. Language requirements vary by canton with most expecting an intermediate level of language proficiency in one or more of Switzerland's official languages.

What I would like to know is how the Swiss got their governments to pay attention to the threat to European culture and civilization posed by the waves of bogus "refugees" -- economic migrants, really -- who keep washing up, literally, on the northern shores of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. It's not as if no-one's talking or writing about it. Read, for example, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, by Douglas Murray, recommended here not long ago. But on this subject, our governments are like the three wise monkeys. In fact they're worse. Not only do they hear nothing, see nothing and say nothing. They DO nothing! How much longer can this go on?

Further reading: "Vaticano, Papa Francesco e l'intervista bomba di monsignor Luigi Negri a Libero: 'La Chiesa si è piegata all'islam e alla sinistra'", Libero Quotidiano, 9/1/18 (in Italian) - Italian Archbishop Luigi Negri says immigration must be "rational", because uncontrolled immigration leads to the "crushing and extermination of our society.... You can't just open the doors, as if it were a party!"