Friday, May 25, 2018

Mississauga ON restaurant bombing: hate, terror, or ???

First the facts. Just a few hours ago, two men wearing hoodies [Quelle surprise! Ed.] burst into a busy restaurant in Mississauga ON and detonated an IED (improvised explosive device, aka bomb). 15 people were injured, three seriously. The perps fled the scene in a waiting car. The eatery is known as the Bombay Bhel.

Now Walt's interpretation. Local cops refuse to speculate about the motive for the bombing. Was it a hate crime? An act of terrorism? Or part of an extortion racket? If this happened in, say, Little Italy (every city has one), you'd pick (c) - extortion racket. But it happened in Mississauga, one of the largest cities in the Great No-longer-white North.

Mississausage is home to a "south Asian" population so large that folks of a paler complexion (read: white people) are in the minority. The south Asians include people of the Hindu, Sikh and Muslim "faith communities", some of whom take their heathen religions very seriously and are dead against [No more puns, please! Ed.] those who espouse other faiths. As the Kingston Trio sang in "The Merry Little Minuet", everybody hates everybody else.

Descriptions of the suspects are incomplete, since both had their faces covered. No cries of "Allahu akbar!" or "Khalistan zindabad!" have been reported... so far. But don't be surprised if -- when Inspector Knacker fails to catch the culprits -- reprisal bombings ensue. Lifetime pct .980.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Walk Like a Refugee" a test of endurance for plucky Jewish family

The following is a précis of a story which appeared recently in Niagara This Week -- the newspaper that's worth every cent you pay for it. It had such an emetic effect on Agent 3 that he passed it along to us to share with all those who may be a bit bloated after the holiday weekend.

These folks are the (((Bromstein-Jagers))), (((Elizabewth Bromstein))), her husband (((David Jager))) and their 5-year-old daughter, Kismet. They enjoy life in west Toronto, and are keen to help Muslim refugees come to enjoy life in the Great No-longer-white North. In 2016 they started a campaign which they called "Walk Like a Refugee", to raise funds to help a Syrian family who had moved to Toronto at the invitation of Prime Minister Dressup, and were running out of welfare benefits.

By walking from Toronto to Niagara Falls, the (((Bromstein-Jagers))) raised $12,000 to help the extended family of Amir and Nour Fattal, who now want to sponsor Ms Fattal's sister and her husband, who of course will need help to resettle. So it was back on the trail, earlier this month, for the (((Bromstein-Jagers))), who endured sore feet, tired legs and speeding traffic as they walked, once again, the 85 miles from the Little Apple to the Cataract City.

The family's aim was to recreate, "albeit on a small scale", the experience of millions of people worldwide who flee their homes due to war and disease and must often walk for days or weeks in search of safety. And can you imagine, they had to rely only on the kindness of strangers (who put them up in decent hotels), a stroller to give young Kismet the occasional rest, and — perhaps most importantly — a video recorder to document their journey. One video, which we are sadly unable to embed here, shows the three singing the Sesame Street tune "Ladybug Picnic".

Ms (((Bromstein))) told the newspaper's credulous reporter that she and her family would usually set out for the day at around 9 or 10 AM, wrapping up for the night at around 5 or 6 PM. Along the way, they found accommodation from both friends and strangers. In one of the way-points, Grimsby, they were given a free night's stay at the Casablanca Winery Inn. Farther along, in Saint Catharines, a bed and breakfast owner who was fully booked instead put them up at the Holiday Inn. In Niagara-on-the-Lake, they stayed at the White Oaks Resort and Spa, which is as upscale as the name suggests.

A good part of their efforts went into keeping Kismet occupied, which meant stopping every once in a while to collect shells or pet a dog they encountered along the way. But the trek wasn't all smooth sailing ["walking", shurely! Ed.] From Grimsby to Saint Catharines, they had to walk along the busy North Service Road, where they kept Kismet safely strapped in a stroller.

Deciding that they would get off the road for the final leg to Niagara Falls, the (((Bromstein-Jagers))) set out for the Bruce Trail, where the stroller got a flat and they promptly got lost. "I thought 'We're lost and we're going to die!" said Ms (((Bromstein))), but "then two kids came along on bikes."

Note from Ed.: I am sad to report that Walt was unable to finish this piece. Apparently he suffered the same effects as Agent 3, and was last seen running towards the outhouse. He left some scribbled notes about the Jewish conspiracy to overrun North America and Europe with Muslim "refugees", and something about George Soros, but I will leave it to him to finish up another day.

Truth in advertising, Alabama style

Arentcha tired of seeing ads for gyms, spas and weight-loss programmes that tell you it's possible for you (Fatso!) to look ripped, fit, tanned and beautiful, just like those 20-somethings in their ads, with hardly any effort, but at the cost of megabucks? Dontcha think it would be nic if somebody told you the truth: that fitness comes only if you work at it, and even then won't make you sex-toy handsome or beautiful?

Today, from Alabama, comes a report that someone has dared to tell that stone truth. The speaker of truth to blubber is Scott Campbell, a former AL state trooper, now the owner of Pell City Fitness, in Pell City AL (duh!). In front of his gym, he put up this very truthful sign.

As you might expect, Mr Campbell's sign has drawn a lot of attention, including that of the SJWs who get their hair on fire about "body-shaming". Somebody -- probably someone with a body mass index of about 40 -- reported Mr Campbell to city hall, who told him to take down the sign or face a $500 fine. Ah, the cost of telling the truth!

Mr Campbell defended the message behind the sign in a personal Facebook video. "I'm not mean-spirited at all," he said, with the sign as a backdrop. "This sign was a playful jab; it's supposed to be an attention-grabber. I love people, I care about people, and you know what, I don't care if you're ugly or not. I can help you get in shape and that's kind of the attitude of the sign. When I started working out, I was 300 pounds and had to find somebody who could relate to me and understand how to help me lose weight. So that's what I wanted to do here."

Walt hopes that Mr Campbell's business will expand, just like the waistlines of those for whom the truth hurts!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

What's wrong with our society? An answer... maybe...

In "What motivates mass murderers?", WWW 19/5/18, I said that I didn't understand what's wrong with Western society -- American society in particular -- that we produce a shockingly large number of psychotics who, for some reason or for no reason, go out and kill shockingly large numbers of innocent people. What's wrong with those people, I asked [rather indirectly. Ed.]. What motivates them? I just don't understand...

Thinking about it some more, I remembered an exchange with Agent 9, who educated me on the distinction between antinomianism (from the Greek: ἀντί, "against" + νόμος, "law"): any view which rejects laws or legalism and is against moral, religious, or social norms) and anomie: a condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals.

I don't know if Nikolas Cruz and Dimitrios Pagourtzis are antinomians or not. I rather think not, as having a thought-out and thought-through view of anything implies having given the idea (whatever it is) some thought. But I do think both young men may have been affected by the anomie which has been prevalent in our society ever since the hippy-dippy 60s.

Anomie is the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community, resulting in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of self-regulatory values. The concept was described by French sociologist Émile Durkheim in his 1897 book Suicide. (Early reports from Santa Fe suggest that Mr Pagourtzis wanted to commit suicide, chickening out and surrendering to the cops after he had killed ten people.)

Durkheim describes anomie as "derangement" -- craziness -- and "an insatiable will". Anomie, he wrote, arises from a mismatch between personal or group standards and wider social standards, or from the lack of a social ethic, which produces moral deregulation and an absence of legitimate aspirations.

Compare those words with this passage from Bobos in Paradise, by David Brooks (Simon & Schuster, 2000), sent to me yesterday by Agent 3:

In 1995 [actually 1994. Ed.] George Gilder wrote, "Bohemian values have come to prevail over bourgeois virtue in sexual morals and family roles, arts and letters, bureaucracies and universities, popular culture and public life. As a result, culture and family life are widely in chaos, cities seethe with venereal plagues, schools and colleges fall to obscurantism and propaganda, the courts are a carnival of pettifoggery."

In 1996, Robert Bork's bestseller Slouching Towards Gomorrah argued that the forces of the sixties have spread cultural rot across mainstream America. In 1999 William Bennett argued, "Our culture celebrates self-gratification, the crossing of all moral barriers, and now the breaking of all social taboos."

Aha! Lots of further reading there, and I think we may be close to an answer to my headline question. I have long maintained that the year in which the wheels started to come off our society can be pinpointed, based on empirical evidence, as 1964 -- 1965 at the latest. I'm off to the library to find whatever I can written by George Gilder, once described by Time as "male chauvinist pig of the year". Sounds like my kind of guy!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Walt's Crappy Journalism Award - Canadian division

I have an intense dislike for the Toronto Star (aka "Toronto Red Star"), the newspaper that's so politically correct that it makes the New York Times and WaPo look like Republican rags. It used to boast of the largest circulation of any Canadian newspaper. Then it tried a paywall, which it quickly abandoned because, errr, nobody's willing to pay for a steady drip-drip-drip of "progressive" editorials disguised as reportage, written by the kind of people to whom Canada's Prime Minister is forever apologizing.

However... I've entered the Star in the latest round of my Crappy Journalism sweepstakes not for its incessant propaganda for liberalism, but for the dismal quality of its editing and proofreading. And I'm making the assumption that they do still have people, or maybe one person, somewhere in the basement of 1 Yonge Street, who actually looks over articles before they're posted or printed. I could be wrong about that, as witness this remarkable "Correction" from today's fishwrap.

Royal Family celebrates Prince Harry's wedding

What motivates mass murderers?

Even leaving aside the almost daily attacks by Islamic jihadis, mass murders have been much in the news lately.

A couple of days ago, a Canadian aviation "expert" said he was "100% certain" that the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 -- still undiscovered somewhere at the bottom of the Indian Ocean -- was an extreme case of murder-suicide, perpetrated by the plane's pilot. Last month, 10 people were killed and 16 wounded by a young Toronto man who for some reason decided to drive a rented man down the sidewalk of a busy main street.

And in the USA, there are "school shootings", not in the ghettos of Los Angeles, Chicago, or Detroit, but in white(ish) locales in states like Florida (Parkland) and Texas (Santa Fe). The massacre at Columbine happened just over 19 years ago. Since then, there have been hundreds, hundreds of similar "incidents".

Why do people kill dozens, scores or even hundreds of innocent people? What is their motivation for mass murder? These are questions I ask myself every time something like this happens. It seems to me that only two reasons are possible. Someone who would commit such an atrocity must either be:

A - a fanatical follower of the Religion of Peace (read: Islam) or some other extremist religious and/or political group; or

B - someone whose cheese has slipped off his cracker (read: a psychotic individual).

In "Toronto killer of 10 'seemed a little off'... that's all", the perpetrator of the recent massacre in Canada's Proudly Diverse City is described as "kind of a loner, kept to himself, and 'seemed a little off'." Later it emerged that he identified himself as an "incel" -- "involuntarily celibate" -- someone who couldn't score with women and so decided to take his frustration out on the world.

The Santa Fe TX high school student who allegedly opened fire on his classmates on yesterday has been described as "a quiet and unassuming teenager who enjoys sports and showed few if any warning signs of violent behaviour." He was a member of a dance group at a local Greek Orthodox church and an avid videogame player, known among his classmates mostly for playing on the school's junior varsity football team. A teammate told a Houston TV station, "He stuck to himself. He had a few friends but never really talked to many people. For him to do something like this, it's crazy."

Exactly! But how did those young men -- they are always young men -- become "crazy"? And how are we supposed to protect ourselves and our communities against the crazy behaviour that kills?

To guard against Islamic terrorists, the authorities tell us "If you see something, say something!" But that doesn't work in the case of people like Deimitrios Pagourtzis, the Sante Fe High School killer. The only odd thing that people noticed about him was that he liked to wear a trench coat, even in the Texas heat. What are you gonna do, call 9-1-1 and tell them "my classmate keeps coming to school in a trenchcoat!"?

For that very reason, stricter gun controls won't work, unless America can be turned into some kind of liberal Utopia in which no-one, absolutely no-one has a gun, which seems highly unlikely, to put it mildly. And if that were so, what is to stop a crazy man [or woman! Ed.] from finding another weapon... like a rental van. If you have a good answer to my question, something that doesn't involve locking up every oddball and eccentric in the land, please tell the world... quick!!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Christian convicted of aiding Muslim jihadis

Interesting report a couple of days ago in the Washington Times under the headline "Three Florida men sentenced for providing material to support to ISIS".

Way back in July of 2016, government agents at Miami International Airport stopped ex-Marine Gregory Hubbard, 54, who was attempting to get on a plane bound for Syria, where he intended to join ISIS. Apparently Mr Hubbard was impressed by the example of Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) and converted to the Religion of Peace some years ago, without, however, changing his name to something more Islamic. By 2016 he had become convinced that the sure way to Paradise (and the services of 72 virgins) was to join the jihad against infidels.

The Justice Department announced this week that Mr Hubbard would be spending the next 12 years as the guest of the state, i.e. in prison. But he won't be alone. Two co-defendants, also converts to Islam and, like Mr Hubbard, sometime residents of Palm Beach County FL, were convicted of plotting to provide guns and other help to the Islamic State, and received lesser sentences. One of them was Darren Arness Jackson, 52, who got four years. The other, who received a sentence of eight years, was 33-year-old Dayne Christian.

Walt's Crappy Journalism Award - African division

Walt enjoys reading articles from the Zimbabwean press, not just for the unusual content -- men copulating with donkeys or chucking spears at cattle poachers -- but for the thrill of seeing self-styled reporters losing their tenuous grip on the English languge. Sometimes, though, it's just what passes for "reporting" that makes me LOL. Here is part of an interview with a spokesthingy for the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, posted today on the Zimbabwe NewsDay website.

NewsDay (ND) business reporter, Mthandazo Nyoni caught up with CAAZ general manager, David Chawota (DC) [like he was trying to run away and hide? Walt] on the state of Zimbabwe’s civil aviation industry among other issues. Below are the excerpts of the interview:

ND: Government is in the process of unbundling CAAZ into two entities. One entity will be responsible for regulatory issues while the other will be in charge of commercial operations. How are these entities going to operate?

DC: Yes, CAAZ is going to be unbundled into two entities, one entity will be responsible for regulatory issues while the other will be responsible for commercial operations.

That brilliant Q&A puts Mr Nyoni in the lead for this year's Crappy Journalism Award (African division). Thanks to Agent 3 for passing it along.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Indonesia: 4 more Musllim extremists sent to Paradise

Remember the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indian Jones pulls out a revolver and calmly shoots dead a huge Arab threatening him with a scimitar? Things like that don't actually happen, do they? Oh yes, they do, even in this day and age. Just today, in fact, Indonesian cops sent to Paradise not one but four sword-wielding Muslims who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra.

In the latest in a spate of Islamic militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country -- see "The family that prays together slays together" and "'Allahu akbar!' - another Muslim family, another terrorist attack" -- a spokesthingy for the national police said four men attacked officers after driving a minivan into Riau province's police headquarters. The driver of the vehicle was arrested trying to escape. One officer, who was hit by the minivan, died and two were injured.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statements carried by its Aamaq news agency. Police identified the group as "members of an IS-affiliated group of NII," referring to Negara Islam Indonesia, also known as Darul Islam, an Islamic group that aims to establish an Islamic state in Indonesia.

As reported on WWW (see links above), suicide bombings Sunday and Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, killed 26 people, including 13 attackers. Two families carried out the attacks, using children as young as 7. Earlier this month, six officers at a high-security detention centre on the outskirts of Jakarta were killed by Islamic militant inmates who took control of part of the prison and held hostages until being overwhelmed by police.

The flurry of attacks, and the tactic of using children as suicide bombers, has shocked Indonesians, who fear that IS has inspired a new wave of violent extremism in the country of more than 260 million. Contrary to what the (((controlled media))) would have you believe, ISIS is not finished, and its activites are not confined to the Middle East or Asia. Atrocities such as these could happen anywhere. Maybe even in your country... in your city... in your neighbourhood. Just because the "progressives" have declared Islamophobia a "hate crime" doesn't mean the jihadis aren't out to get ya!

ON sex education - teacher sets example by screwing watermelon

When Walt and the good people at Parents As First Educators warned Ontario parents, years ago, that Premier Kathleen Wynne's new pervert-designed sex education curriculum would see deviant sex not just taught but encouraged in Ontario classrroms, there were some who accused us of homophobia, bigotry, and, worst of all, not being "progressive".

Besides, they said, people don't really do the really queer stuff, like having sex with vegetables. That's nonsense! I mean it's nonsense to say that people don't screw things of different species -- birds, animals, vegetables and (of course) fruits (meant in the literal sense). See "Sex with vegetables? Toronto school board links you to more info", WWW 27/9/12.

The new curriculum was introduced anyway, and has been denounced ever since by fearless campaigners for morality such as Tanya Granic Allen. And it has been warmly [hotly? Ed.] embraced by teachers who partake of the perversions recommended in the document -- teachers such as Damir Bulic, 46, who is now on trial in Sudbury ON on four counts of performing an indecent act and one count of invite sexual touching, all allegedly involving the same male minor between September of 2010 and September of 2011. (The mills of justice grind mighty slow in Ontari-ari-ario.) The alleged indecent acts include exposing genitals to and masturbation in front of the then teen.

According to a student's testimony, Mr Bulic once demonstrated how he had sex with a watermelon. "We started having conversations about pornography and stuff," the student, now 19, recalled. "He showed me what he did with the watermelon. He had sex with it. He took a knife, cut a hole and had sex with it... I was three, four feet away. It was kind of weird ... It was pretty out of the blue that he did that. There was no indication he was going to do that."

The student said the sex happened when he was alone at Mr Bulic's home near the end of the school year or early summer in 2011. After the incident with the watermelon, the student said he and Bulic put some steaks on the barbecue and had a smoke and beer, something they frequently did. He said the incident did not affect his friendship with the teacher, as "I never really thought of it at that age."

The student said another masturbation incident occurred in a bush area near a ball field. He said the teacher sat on the hood of a vehicle and masturbated while he videotaped the act using either his Blackberry or Mr Bulic's phone. "He was on the car, sitting on the hood of the car," recalled the man. "It was suppertime, the evening. We were blocked by trees and bushes."

When asked what his reaction was, the former student said it was weird, but did not impact on the friendship he had with Mr Bulic. "It kept me saying 'this is more than just hanging out with a teacher,'" he said. "We never told each other we were 'besties'... I did assume he did trust me in doing these acts. He saw me as a trustworthy person, I guess."

Ah yes, a trustworthy person. After all, he was the kid's teacher! And masturbation is no biggie, right? Hey, it's in the lesbian Premier's new sex education curriculum, being taught to kids in elementary school. It must be OK! The student's mother, however, didn't think so. The boy and his girlfriend were talking at the family home in November of 2016 when the girlfriend told the mother the son had something to disclose to her about his relationship with Mr Bulic.

"I didn't encourage him," said the mother. "(The girlfriend) and him were talking amongst themselves. I stayed at the other end of the table. I didn't say a word... He asked (the girlfriend) to talk to me. She said 'it's OK, you can talk to your mom.'" The mother said that's when she learned about the watermelon incident. She also learned about a video that showed a woman giving the teacher oral sex, and that, during a trip to Mr Bulic's camp on Manitoulin Island in June 2011, the son was driving when he went into the ditch.

Asked if she was horrified at her son's new information, the mother said she was. The mother also said it confirmed what her gut had been telling her all along. Some things you just know are wrong, no matter what convicted pedophile (((Dr Benjamin Levin))) and other progressive pedagogues at the Ministry of Education, Truth and Love say.

The trial continues. So does the Kathleen Wynne's campaign for re-election at the provincial election to be held on June 7th.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

VIDEO: Tom Wolfe, RIP - interview with Michael Moynihan

Thomas Kennedy Wolfe Jr. died yesterday at the age of 88. Farewell then, Tom Wolfe. With Ken Kesey (who was not not nearly so prolific) and Dr Hunter S. Thompson (who followed in your footsteps), you created and exemplified the New Journalism. You made us -- or me, at least -- see the realities of contemporary American society, the little things that everybody notices but pretends don't exist.

For half a century, you were a monumental figure not only in the English language, but also in the American culture. Through your eyes and your words on the printed page, you showed us the spirit of 50s (The Right Stuff), the 60s (The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Radical Chic: Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers), the 70s (The Me Decade), and the awful mid-80s (Bonfire of the Vanities, your best novel, IMHO).

Although I can never hope to grasp the English language as tightly as you did, I do try to emulate your style. OK, I "borrow" from you, occasionally. As the old saying goes, it's the sincerest form of flattery. I will remember you.

In a December 2012 interview with Michael Moynihan, Tom Wolfe discussed not just a forthcoming Newsweek cover story (on the 25th anniversary of Bonfire of the Vanities), but also class in America, why the Prez made life difficult for Jesse Jackson, what's wrong with the stock market and a host of other still-relevant topics. Running time 1:21:48.

Monday, May 14, 2018

"Allahu akbar!" - another Muslim family, another terrorist attack

"All in the Islamic Family" is the title of a new Muslim TV drama being shot right now in Surabaya, Indonesia. Really. The very next day after a family of Indonesian Islamic terrorists succeeded in attacking three churches in Surabaya, killing 12 and injuring many more, another family attacked the city's police headquarters.

National police Chief Tito Karnavian said four of the perps were killed, or, should we say, killed themselves. A girl aged about 8 who was riding on a motorbike with two of the attackers was thrown clear by the blast and survived. Four cops and six civilians were wounded.

Chief Karnavian said the family who attacked the police HQ were friends of the family that went to Paradise attacking the churches. As I reported in yesterday's post, the latter family had gone to ISIS to help the soldiers of the prophet wage war on the infidels (Shia Muslims and non-believers in the Religion of Peace), but returned when ISIS lost its grip on Syria and Iraq. Both families were friends of yet another family whose homemade bombs exploded in their apartment Sunday night.

The flurry of attacks have raised concerns that militant networks in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation have been reinvigorated by the return of some of the estimated 1100 Indonesians who went to fight with ISIS. Experts have warned for several years that when those fighters return, they could pose a significant threat. However, such warnings have largely been ignored because, as the Pope keeps telling us, Islam is the religion of peace, and has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. Yeah, right!

Innocent questions for our dear readers: How many returned jihadis are living in your neighbourhood? Do you know who they are and where they are? Does your local constabulary (police department/FBI agent/DHS agent/Officer Barbrady) know? Are they doing anything? If you're not sure, Walt advises you to watch your infidel ass! And if you see something, say something! [To whom? Ed.]

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Your Islamic bombings today - Afraghanistan again

Let it never be said that ISIS discriminates in its choice of places to bomb or carry out knife or van attacks on, well, anybody. As previous posts on WWW this weekend show, it was post-Christian Europe (Paris) yesterday, and the largest Muslim country in the world, Indonesia earlier today. Now comes a report from the Islamic heartland, Kabul, the capital of Armpitistan, of yet another suicide bombing in that shithole country.

Officials in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar say that Islamic militants attacked a provincial government building there today, sending at least nine followers of the Prophet to Paradise. A spokesthingy for the governor of Nangarhar province said a suicide car bomb exploded outside a building which belongs to the provincial finance directorate.

The attackers then stormed the building, trading fire with security officials. He said security forces killed one of the attackers and surrounded the building, adding that the gun battle was still underway. At the local hospital, another spokesthingy told the meeja nine people were killed and more than 35 wounded.

As usual, no-one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. As usual, Western media report that both the Taliban and a local affiliate ISIS have carried out numerous attacks in the region. The Muslim civil war continues. So, alas, does Western involvement.

Further reading:
"'Allahu akbar!' in Afghanistan - ISIS kills scores as Americans stand by", WWW 22/4/18.
"'Allahu akbar!' - Taliban and ISIS strike Armpitistan again", WWW 6/5/18.
"Ron Paul on Afghanistan: 'failed policy, purposeless war'", WWW 11/7/16.

The family that prays together slays together! - ISIS suicide bombers hit Christian churches in Indonesia

About 9% of Indonesia's 260 million people are Christians. Many of them are ethnic Chinese, who thus have not one but two strikes against them in the majority Muslim nation. There are a dozen fewer Christians in Surabaya today following three suicide bomb attacks on Christian churches, carried out by... you know who.

Oh, you don't know? National police chief Tito Karnavian has confirmed to AP that a family of six, included two girls aged 12 and 9, were responsible for the out deadly attacks on three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city. According to Chief Karnavian, the father exploded a car bomb, two sons aged 18 and 16 used a motorcycle for their attack, and the mother, her face properly veiled by a niqab, took her pre-teen daughters along for the ride to Paradise. The family had returned to Indonesia from ISIS-controlled territory in Syria.

The first attack struck the Santa Maria Roman Catholic Church. Four people, including one or more bombers were killed there, with 41 people, including two cops, wounded. Blasts at the Christian Church of Diponegoro and the Surabaya Pantekosta Church followed minutes later. A civilian security guard described the woman carrying two bags who approached the Diponegoro church along with two girls. "At first officers blocked them in front of the churchyard, but the woman ignored and forced her way inside," said the witness. "Suddenly she hugged a civilian, then (the bomb) exploded."

The bombings were the worst to target churches in Indonesia since a series of attacks on Christmas Eve in 2000 killed 15 people and wounded nearly 100. Religious minorities in Indonesia, especially Christians, have been repeatedly targeted by Islamic militants.

A spokesthingy for the national police said his men fatally shot four suspected Islamic militants and arrested two others early Sunday in West Java. It wasn't clear if the shootings were connected with the church attacks. "They have trained in order to attack police," he said, identifying the militants as members of Jemaah Anshorut Daulah, a network of Islamic extremist groups implicated in a number of attacks in Indonesia over the past year. It pledges allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Walt's advice: If you're in the vicinity of a Christian church (anywhere in the world), and you see a woman (?) dressed like the one in the picture coming towards you and making like she wants to hug you, RUN!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

UPDATED: Encore une fois: "Allahu akbar" à Paris

Just when Parisians thought it was safe to go out again -- in downtown Paris, if not in the suburban no-go zones -- another Muslim madman went on a rampage in the classy 2e Arrondissement on Saturday, knifing at least five innocent civilians, one of whom has died. For reasons of political correctness, the flics (= cops, for American readers) confirmed that there had been a knife attack in the city without giving any details.

A spokesthingy for the Paris prefecture told the meeja "A person attacked five people in the second district of Paris. Police intervened immediately. The individual [attacker] died. Another person, seriously injured (by the attacker) died from their injuries." The suspect has yet to be identified, he said, and the motive for the attack remains unclear.

That's the official story as of 2300, Paris time. Why, then, am I saying the attacker was a Muslim madman? I could have said "Islamic extremist". Makes no difference. European authorities don't like to use any of those words until after the dust has settled and the blood has been cleaned off the streets. Mustn't say anything that would engender Islamophobia, you know! (The fact that the Islamist jihadis are out to kill us, one by one, doesn't matter.) I will bet you that when the details leak out, my characterization of the attacker will prove to be correct. Lifetime pct .976.

UPDATE ADDED 13/5/18: Sure enough. As details of yesterday's attack leak out, witnesses reported hearing the man shouting "Allahu akbar!" The phrase is Arabic for "God is great!", and has become a battle cry for Islamic terrorist jihadis. And sure enough, ISIS claimed the attacker was one of its fighters. Lifetime pct .978.

Although ISIS provided no evidence or details about his identity, French police filled in the blanks. According to an official who asked to remain anonymous for fear of being punished for political incorrectness, the assailant was born in the largely Muslim Russian republic of Chechnya, and had for years been on police radar for "radicalism". According to the same source, Islamic extremists behind multiple attacks in France in recent years were also on radical watch lists.

So... French police and "security watchdogs" know who these Muslim madmen are and where they are, but are unable to do anything to stop them from bringing the jihad against us "infidels" into the hearts of our cities. I say, if we can't deport them all (because they are legion), could we not at least stop letting more of them into our countries? Just askin'.

FOOTNOTE ADDED 13/8/18: For those who can't quite place Chechnya, it's in the deep south of Russia, wedged in between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, just northeast of Georgia. Nooo... the other Georgia! Militant Islamists have been fighting for decades to break the tiny semi-autonomous republic away from Russia.

Some "refugees" from the fighting have settled in France, but others have come to the USA. The Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzokhar Tsarnaev, entered the United States with their father on tourist visas, and immediately claimed political asylum. Whether they were asylum-seekers or "refugees" doesn't really make any difference to the victims of their horrendous attack.

VIDEO: Hi ho! Hi ho! It's off to war we go...

Ed. here. We try to avoid reposting items from other blogs without at least adding an introduction or other pertinent comment by Walt. However, Walt is under the weather -- suffering from the Grey Goose flu [a particularly severe form of avian flu] perhaps -- and the text introducing this video featuring Dr. Ron Paul is sufficiently disturbing that nothing more need be said. Here's what they say.

The new, bi-partisan authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) introduced by Senators Kaine and Corker is billed as evidence that Congress is finally taking its Constitutional war-making authority seriously. This could not be further from the truth. Congress is about to grant the president "forever war" power and return to its slumber. Bad for America.

Further reading: Liberty Defined, by Dr. Ron Paul, Grand Central Publishing, 2011. A comprehensive guide to Dr. Paul's position on 50 of the most important issues of our times, from Abortion to Zionism.

Dr. Paul writes that to believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome. It is to trust in the spontaneous order that emerges when the state does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. It permits people to work out their problems for themselves, build lives for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own decisions. It is the seed of America.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Scrapping the Iran deal: another milepost on the road to Armageddon

Yep. Saw the "Mr President, you are right about Iran" ad, and would have signed it if anyone had asked me. [Guess you don't have a very big presence on the world stage. Ed.] In case you missed it, the main message of the full-page ad, featured prominently in the lamestream media today, is: "Iran is a danger to us, to our allies, to freedom. We stand alongside you in ending the dangerous appeasement of Iran and making all and any action required to stop Iran going nuclear, help its people, halt its spreading of terror and achieve peace and stability in the Middle East and among all peoples and nations."

There are those who disagree -- the usual gang of liberals, one-worlders (including the wimpy leaders of Britain, Germany and France), "progressive thinkers" and (((leaders of world opinion))). And the Prez. Remember him? Barack Hussein Obama thinks POTUS was misguided to renege on the Iran deal (read: capitulation to the Muslims) which was negotiated on his watch and for which he took credit, as befits the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize -- aawarded in advance by the aforesaid gang.

What the doves never explained was why, if the Iran deal was such a great game-changer, peace didn't break out in the Middle East the minute it was signed. The object was to prevent Iran from developing a nuculer (giving it the American pronunciation) weapon, and stop them from mucking around in Syria and other Muslim civil wars -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, etc etc -- by bringing them (Iran) back into the world economic community. So how did that work out?

The Prez and all the other one-world, appease-the-Muslim wienies have responded to POTUS' decision to scrap the Iran nuke deal by saying that his decision has moved us closer than ever to a full-scale war, yea a veritable nuclear holocaust! So if the Middle East explodes, it's all Trump's fault. Right?

Errr, no. In "Meanwhile, in the Middle East, something big is on the horizon" (WWW 10/11/17) I wrote that "recent events [in the Middle East] suggest that an escalation of that conflict is imminent." My point was that we were on the road to Armageddon well before the Iran deal! See "3 portents of the coming Armageddon", WWW 26/8/14. Scrapping the deal makes no difference other than to immanentize (slightly) the eschaton.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

VIDEO: Tanya Granic Allen dumped by Ontario "Conservatives"

Walt is dismayed -- make that pissed off in the extreme -- to have to report that the oxymoronical Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and its newly-minted leader, Doug Ford, have caved to PC [not "Progressive Conservative" but "political correctness". Ed.] police and won't allow Tanya Granic Allen to run under the PC [not "politically corect" but "Progressive Conservative". Ed.] banner in June's provincial election.

The announcement comes after the Liberal Party of Ontario -- led by proud-to-be-lesbian Kathleen Wynne -- issued a news release Saturday afternoon, citing a 2014 video of Mrs Granic Allen criticizing sex education and gay marriage. Here's the clip from Toronto's CityNews.

If you didn't hear clearly, Mrs Granic said, in a speech at a Croatian-Catholic Youth weekend conference, "You know, now what I hear about Hrvatska (Croatia) trying to push radical sexual education on the young or gay marriage you know I almost vomit in disbelief. Just 20 years ago we were liberated from this communism but now we are embracing these lack of values, these lack of ideals."

In a statement posted to her Twitter page, the only true Christian conservative in the field said she was disappointed that she had been declared no longer a candidate, and will have more to say about the decision and Ontario politics in the near future. Walt will be listening!

For now, I withdraw my endorsement of Doug Ford and his PC ["Progressive Conservative" and now "politically correct" too! Ed.] Party. To get back in my good books, Mr Ford needs to ignore left-wing identity politics and address the wants and needs of the silent majority of Ontarians (outside the GTA). Trying to win over the elites of Toronto could cost him a majority, perhaps the entire election.

Further reading (added 8/5/18): "How much more abuse can Canadian social conservatives take?", by Chris Selley, in the National Post, today.

A refugee camp? In Canada?! Yes, really!!

Oh, that Just In Trudeau! He's so full of surprises! When Canada's opposition Conservatives -- not to mention millions of angry Canucks -- demanded that he do something about the 1000s of bogus "refugees" and asylum-seekers crossing from the USA into the Great No-longer-white North every week, what they had in mind was cancelling the Safe Third Country Agreement with the USA, or maybe building a fence. No-one dreamed that Mr Sock's response would be to set up a refugee camp!

Beats me how Canada's Liberals -- or anywhere's liberals -- can on the one hand deny there's any problem with illegal immigrants streaming across open borders and on the other hand build accommodations for them, but here's the proof, the first in a tract of tents and modular buildings to provide sleeping quarters, shower facilities and more at the "unauthorized" crossing site just outside St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Québec.

In a government tender notice released last week, the Trudeau Liberals are looking for someone to build -- very quietly -- temporary housing capable of handling 520 people -- a small village -- over three seasons. (The "refugees" are expected to spend the winter in Florida, on the taxpayers' dime.) The border jumpers filing past the warning signs at Roxham Road (pictured) will be housed in tents. Modular buildings will be used for quarantine spaces as well as toilet and shower facilities.

Canada's Liberal (with big and small L's) government are calling this "temporary housing", but any phool can see it's a refugee camp... on Canadian soil... for people fleeing... wait for it... the United States! Whoda thunk it?!

Walt thunk it -- that's who! When Hairboy posted his infamous Tweet, even He Of Little Brain should have known that his invitation would be taken up by every Haitian, Somali, Eritrean and Nigerian who could make it into the USA on a visitor's visa. Now M Trudeau is begging the USA to stop the scum from heading due north to the Canadian border. Of course that would mean detaining them at refugee camps in... wait for it... the USA! LMAO.

"Allahu akbar!" - Taliban and ISIS strike Armpitistan again

According to reports coming in on the Mojo wire, the Muslim civil war has entered the summer rerun season. As reported here, cries of "Allahu akbar!" were heard last weekend in Kabul and other places in Afghanistan. Scores were killed, scores more wounded as the Taliban and ISIS slaughtered Shia Muslims who were trying to register to vote in upcoming elections.

Today there's news -- possibly last week's bulletin copied and pasted -- of a bomb blast inside a mosque in the eastern Afghan city of Khost [If it had been a pilgrimage site it would have been called "Holy Khost". Ed.] which was being used as a voter registration center.  The provincial head of public health [sic] said  his department had counted 14 killed and 33 wounded... so far.

No-one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and a local ISIS affiliate have targeted voting centres in the past. Like last week, when the massacre in Kabul accounted for 60 dead and at least 130 wounded. Undeterred, the alleged government of the shithole countryAfghanistan plans to hold elections -- the first since 2014 -- this coming October.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a vehicle carrying shopkeepers on their way to a market struck an IED (read: roadside bomb) in northern Faryab province, where both the Taliban and ISIS are active. Inspector Mohammed Mohammed of the local constabulary says seven businessmen had gone to Paradise, and another is in Allah's waiting room.

But wait (as Vince Offer used to say), there's more. In the eastern province of Paktia, a car bomb killed two people and wounded another three. Abdullah Hsart, a spokesthingy for Mohammed Mohammed, the provincial governor, said the attack late Saturday targeted Hazart Mohammad Rodwal, a district chief, who was among the wounded. The Taliban responsibility for this one.

Walt has no further snide comments to make, but reminds readers that 1000s of American soldiers are still "in station" (as the Brits say), but only in training and advisory roads, not in harm's way... or so the Pentagon and the State Department would have you believe. Ha!

Further reading: "Kidnapped Sex Slaves Help Islamic State Gain Turf in Afghanistan", by Eltaf Najafizada, Bloomberg News, 3/5/18.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Canuck Liberals stew in Trudeau's pro-refugee juice, beg USA to amend Safe Third Country Agreement

This is almost too good to be true, but it is true! You may remember -- Canadians certainly do -- Prime Minister Just In Trudeau's tweet, following the inauguration of President Trump, inviting any and all "refugees", asylum-seekers and undesirable turned away by the US of A to head for the Great No-longer-white North, where the welcome mat would be out for them, along with food, houses, cars etc, courtesy of generous Canadian taxpayers. Here's what Mr Socks said.

Imagine the Boy Wonder's surprise when 10s of 1000s of bogus refugee claimants and other third world scum took him at his word! As reported in "Canuck Conservatives demand Liberals stop border jumpers", WWW 24/4/18, and confirmed yesterday by CTV News, some 26,000 immigrant wannabes have crossed the undefended border "irregularly" (that's Govspeak for "illegally") in the past year, including 5000 in April alone.

This weekend, Stéphane Handfield, a prominent lawyer and member of the refugee industry from Québec, yesterday joined his province's Liberal government in calling on the federal Liberals to do something! He penned an open letter calling for the Safe Third Country Agreement to be put on hold for three months while officials figure out next steps. The STCA is a pact between Canada and the USA which governs where people can make asylum claims on either side of the border.

As Walt told you in "Trudeau's plan to reform Canadian immigration system", WWW 23/4/18, turning away 1000s of potential Liberal voters is not an option for the Trudeau government, which faces a potential revolt even in its own ranks. Even yesterday, Canada's Minister for Refugees and Immigration [really!], Ahmed Hussen [really!], himself a refugee from Somalia [really!], insisted that there are as yet no "formal negotiations" to amend the STCA.

Even as he spoke to the Canuck meeja, a spokesthingy for the US Department of Homeland Security said in an e-mail, "DHS is currently reviewing the proposal made by Canada to amend the Safe Third Country Agreement, but we have no decision to announce at this time."

The statement went on to say that border patrol agencies on both sides of the border collaborate on security efforts and that elements of the US government -- including Department of Homeland Security and the State Department -- are working closely with the government of Canada "to understand the evolving flow of northbound asylum seekers, including through joint CBP-CBSA analysis and collaboration by ICE and the State Department at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas."

Neither the American nor Canadian governments aqre taking seriously what appears to me to be a sensible proposal from the Conservative opposition. As it stands, the STCA requires asylum-seekers to make their claim in the first safe country they arrive in, unless they qualify for an exception spelled out in the agreement. It applies only to claimants trying to enter at official land border crossings, by train or at airports, which is why some are making the trek into Canada outside official crossing points.

Solution: Designate the entire border as an official crossing, so that border-jumpers caught sneaking through the brush can be arrested and immediately dumped back on the side from whence they came. That would benefit not just Canada but the Paranoid States of America too. Sadly, simple sensible solutions are not the kind which bureaucrats embrace easily or with joy. Expect the dithering to continue... along with the the flow of undesirable illegal aliens.