I suppose one doesn’t really appreciate their freedom of speech etc. until it is limited or gone completely. The following is ‘Reprinted by permission of FamilyVoice Australia, 4th floor, 68 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000.’
I suppose one doesn’t really appreciate their freedom of speech etc. until it is limited or gone completely. The following is ‘Reprinted by permission of FamilyVoice Australia, 4th floor, 68 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000.’
Unbelievable, or is it!?
‘Paris, April 4, 2017. Sarah Halimi, a 66-year-old Jewish woman, is thrown from her third-floor balcony or window. Her body lands in the building’s courtyard. Her murderer first had tortured her. Neighbors had heard screams and called the police. Nine officers came, but when they heard through the door a man shouting “Allahu Akbar”, they ran downstairs to wait for reinforcements. When Kobili Traoré finally surrendered, he said, “I killed the sheitan” (Arabic for “Satan”). While torturing his victim, he said, he had recited verses from the Qur’an, and the Qur’an had “ordered him to kill a Jew”. He said he had spent the previous day in a nearby mosque. He was placed in a mental institution, where he told the psychiatrist who examined him that he smoked marijuana.
The murder was not mentioned in the newspapers. A French Jewish organizations spoke of a “distressing anti-Semitic crime” and organized a silent demonstration in front of Halimi’s building. It was only then that a few articles were written. The French presidential election was about to take place, and journalists from the mainstream media apparently did not want to speak about an anti-Semitic murder committed by a Muslim.
The judge assigned to the case, Anne Ihuellou, at first refused to acknowledge that the murder had been a hate crime. It took the Halimi family’s lawyers more than six months to get her finally to concede, on February 27, 2018, that the motive for the murder had in fact been anti-Semitic.
The judge also refused to organize a review of the events of the case, and agreed to question Traoré only briefly. She called in a psychiatric expert, Daniel Zagury, who said that at the time of the act, the murderer had been in a state of “acute delirium” due to the consumption of cannabis, but fully “accessible to a penal sanction.” Seemingly dissatisfied with Dr. Zagury’s conclusions, Judge Ihuellou asked for two more opinions by experts — both of whom, contradicting Dr. Zagury’s conclusions, said that the Traoré was unfit to stand trial.
On July 12, 2019, the judge dismissed Dr. Zagury’s report, declared that there are “plausible reasons for concluding that the murderer is not criminally responsible” and stated that the attack had not been anti-Semitic.
Realizing that Traoré could soon be released without trial, the Halimi family’s lawyers requested that the case immediately be transferred to a court of appeals.
That court, issuing its decision on December 19, declared that Kobili Traoré had “voluntarily killed” Sarah Halimi and had thereby committed a murder. The court also acknowledged the “aggravating circumstance of anti-Semitism,” but added that due to a “temporary abolition of discernment,” the murderer was “criminally irresponsible,” could not be tried, and therefore had to be released.’ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15448/france-jews-murder
What do the Holocaust and the making of Muhammad cartoons have to do with one another? For most normal thinking people they have nothing to do with each other but to the sensitive Muslim, they do!
‘Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the absence of an international policy against the generation of blasphemous content is a “collective failure” on part of the Muslim countries.
Addressing the Senate for the first time as prime minister on Monday 27 August, Imran Khan said his government will raise the matter before the United Nations.
The Senate had passed a resolution to bring the UN’s attention to the matter regarding the announcement by the leader of Dutch Freedom Party and Parliamentarian Geert Wilders to hold a competition of blasphemous caricatures.
“Our government will raise the matter in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and ask the Muslim countries to come up with a collective policy that could then be brought up at international forums.”
“This should have been done years ago,” PM Khan said while giving the example of the Holocaust and how four European countries have jail sentences for “anyone who misquotes the figures of Holocaust. That is because they realise that this is something that hurts the sentiments of the Jewish community.”
“We need a similar policy for this matter so that people do not repeatedly hurt our sentiments.”’ https://www.amust.com.au/2018/08/imran-khan-on-wilders-blasphemous-cartoon-competition/
So, lying about how many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust is comparable to the sentiments of the sensitive Muslim when a cartoon of Muhammad is drawn! How absurd is that?!
Well, the sensitive feeling Muslim did not need to worry for the Muhammad cartoon competition was canceled.
‘Geert Wilders said the controversial contest would not go ahead following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk.
“To avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided not to let the cartoon contest go ahead,” the far-right opposition politician said in a written statement.
Mr Wilders, who lived for years under round-the-clock protection because of death threats sparked by his fierce anti-Islam rhetoric, said he did not want others to be endangered by the contest he had planned for November.’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/muhammad-cartoon-competition-cancelled-geert-wilders-netherlands-a8515801.html
Does anyone see the irony in all this? It seems the sensitive feelings of Islamists supplant the freedom of non-Muslims!
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
I don’t know what you think but a good clean joke or cartoon can change one’s attitude and even their day! Well, the PC police are out to make sure jokes, cartoons and other forms of entertainment are what they believe is politically correct even if that means they are disgusting, dumb, dopey, and in Hillary Clinton’s words deplorable. For instance ‘During the January 16 episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the Comedy Central host slimes Second Lady Karen Pence for teaching at a school that promotes “Biblical Morality.” Noah begins the segment by insinuating that both Karen and husband VP Mike Pence secretly have disturbing sexual fetishes. He jokes, “Moving on to other hiring news, Mike Pence’s wife Karen or ‘Mother’ as she’s called during their BDSM late-night kink sessions, announced she is going back to work.
Netflix’s first season of Sex Education pushes hard for pro-abortion propaganda in January. The show — about a son coming to terms with his mother being a sex advice columnist and eventually deciding to take up her mantle in his high school community — is no doubt steeped in progressive and new age-y sexual themes involving teenagers.
The worst theme involves female character Maeve undergoing an abortion, and the procedure is presented in a healthy, coming-of age way. After the procedure, Maeve meets up with Otis, a love interest who has brought her flowers to celebrate. She tells him, “Nothing says happy abortion like a bouquet.” https://www.lifenews.com/2019/02/11/33-tv-shows-in-january-slam-terrorist-trump-but-praise-abortion/
Well, in the Land Down Under the PC police wouldn’t think of stopping the above ‘garbage’ but they are slapping the hands of the cartoonists they believe are being racist.
For instance, ‘Another News Corp cartoonist is under fire for what has been described as a racist depiction of asylum seekers in Tuesday’s Daily Telegraph.
Warren Brown weighed into the debate on the medical evacuation of people from Manus Island and Nauru detention centres with a cartoon that depicted a crazed Arab chasing a white, female health professional.
It also shows key backer of ‘medivac’ laws, independent MP and doctor Kerryn Phelps, reading the bill while telling the ‘refugee’ “do you mind not doing that until I’ve got the bill passed”.
Late on Tuesday afternoon, the cartoon had yet to appear on The Daily Telegraph website or Brown’s social media platforms.
Online, the criticism was scathing, with many posters on Twitter noting that News Corporation has form in depicting racial stereotypes.’
Now, is it wrong to draw a cartoon depicting the way some may perceive what is being played out in Parliament and what the result might be? This cartoon may be telling the truth but even if it is not should it be banned? However, there probably would be no ‘scathing criticism’ about any cartoon if it was portraying a conservative politician seeking to pass a bill and a person carrying a Bible!
However, I digress for this ‘…latest controversy comes after veteran Herald-Sun cartoonist Mark Knight rejected suggestions last September that his depiction of American tennis champion Serena Williams was racist, saying those condemning him were “making stuff up”.
HIs contentious cartoon came after Williams lost to Japan’s Naomi Osaka after being given three code violations. Mr. Knight’s cartoon shows Williams stamping on her racquet with a dummy on the ground and the umpire telling Osaka, “Can you just let her win?”.
The outrage that following the work prompted the newspaper to publish a front page full of Mr. Knight’s cartoons saying “Welcome to PC world. Satire free zone”.
To date, there has been no Press Council adjudication on complaints made about that cartoon.
In 2016, the late cartoonist with The Australian, Bill Leak escaped sanction from the Press Council over a cartoon depicting an Aboriginal father unable to recall his son’s name.‘ https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/02/12/criticism-racist-news-corp-cartoon/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PM%20Update%2020190212
Let’s be frank, not all cartoons, not all jokes, and not all books are created equal. The point is, who or what is the Australian Press Council to say what a cartoonist should draw or not draw? You nor I have to watch a television programme, read an article or look at a cartoon if we do not want to! So far anyway, we aren’t forced to! There are many articles, jokes, tv shows, ads, cartoons, etc. etc. that are offensive to Christian conservatives but are they going to do what Muslims did to Charlie Hebdo? No, they are not!
However, in this writer’s opinion, if those in charge of television programming and printed cartoons had some true blue old fashioned character some of the rubbish written, verbalized, and put on air today would soon disappear. Now, that’s only my opinion!
I suppose the average German did not think it would happen in their country either. Here is a rundown for March on what the recent migration of Muslims into Germany has created.
‘March 1. The Spreewald Elementary School in Berlin’s Schöneberg district hired security guards to protect teachers and students from unruly students. Around 99% of the pupils at the school have a migration background. “Within the past year, the violence has increased so much that we now had to take this measure,” said headmaster Doris Unzeit. “The violence is widespread and we want to take countermeasures with the security service. This should improve the reputation of the school and ensure that the children can learn here again in peace.”
March 2. A 41-year-old Syrian, Abu Marwan, stabbed to death his 37-year-old wife in Mühlacker. The couple’s three children, a girl and two boys, witnessed the murder. It later emerged that immediately after the killing, the blood-stained man posted a video on Facebook warning women not to irritate their husbands: “This is how you’ll end.”
March 4. A 30-year-old man who raped at least four women at or near subway stations in Berlin turned himself in after police published surveillance photos of him. The man chose his victims while riding on subway trains. He made eye contact with them, followed them out of the station and subsequently raped them. Berlin police blacked out information about the man’s nationality. Berliner Zeitung filled in the missing details: he is from Egypt.
March 4. A group of ten migrants sexually assaulted several women at an outdoor festival in Lienen. The attack was a case of taharush, a practice in which groups of Arab males encircle females and assault them.
March 5. Middle Eastern crime families in Berlin are intimidating police by provoking officers during arrests and filming them with cell phones, according to Welt am Sonntag. They are also spreading false rumors, accusing police of seeking sexual favors from prostitutes who are pimped by the very same crime families. “This is a very observable tactic to discredit the colleagues,” said the spokesman for the GdP police union in Berlin, Benjamin Jendro. “The criminals want to show that the state is losing control. This has become a popular sport.”
March 5. Federal prosecutors in Hamburg charged a 20-year-old Syrian migrant, Yamen A., with planning to carry out a jihadist attack in Germany. “The accused is charged with planning an Islamist-motivated attack with explosives and had already begun with its preparation,” prosecutors said. “The accused wanted to kill at least 200 people with his attack and thus tie in with the previous attacks attributable to the Islamic State in Europe. It was important for him to stir up a climate of fear and uncertainty among the population of the Federal Republic of Germany.”
March 6. The trial began of four Eritreans who gang-raped a 56-year-old woman in Dessau. The men were drinking alcohol at an outdoor plaza when a woman collecting recyclable bottles and cans ventured into the area. The men offered the woman their bottles. As she approached them, they hit her on the head with a broken bottle, pulled her down the concrete steps of a nearby building and for more than an hour took turns raping her. Prosecutors described scenes of “unrestrained brutality.” The defendants, who were identified by DNA, were remorseless. One of the accused, 21-year-old Sultan A., said he suffered from memory loss because he was drunk: “I am Muslim, I do not tolerate alcohol very well.” The trial continues.
March 6. Parliamentarians with the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) traveled to Syria to assess the security situation there. The AfD has been pushing to declare Syria a safe country and send back half a million Syrian refugees currently living in Germany. Christian Blex, an AfD state parliamentarian from North Rhine-Westphalia, tweeted scenes from the Damascus bazaar: “Pure everyday life. Modern shops. Women with and without headscarves. It is hard to believe that thousands of Syrian men are now in Germany and that they also want to bring their families…” He also tweeted images of Syrian women in Damascus: “Blue jeans instead of a black veil! Women sit in bars. Barely imaginable in Mecca — also sadly not in Berlin-Neukölln.”
March 10. Award-winning author Uwe Tellkamp was let go by his publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag, after he questioned Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migration policy. In a public debate in Dresden, Tellkamp said, “Most migrants in Germany do not flee from war and persecution, more than 95% of them come here to immigrate to the social welfare system.” Suhrkamp’s move triggered an outpouring of support for Tellkamp and social media users referred to the publisher as “Stasi Verlag,” a reference to the former East German secret police agency which suppressed dissent. Tellkamp has warned of an imminent “moral dictatorship” in Germany, where there exists a “mindset corridor between desired and tolerated opinion.” Tellkamp added: “My opinion is tolerated, it is not desired.”
March 11. Incoming Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced a “master plan” to speed-up deportations of illegal migrants. He said there would be “zero tolerance for criminal offenders and no-go zones.” Seehofer said his goal is more security and his role model is Bavaria: “Bavaria is one of the safest regions in Europe, and that must be possible for all of Germany.”
March 11. Kurds were suspected of carrying out an arson attack on the Turkish Koca Sinan mosque in Berlin. The attack was one of several, reflecting an upsurge in violence between nationalist Turks and militant Kurds on German soil.
March 12. A labor court in Hanover ordered Volkswagen to rehire a 30-year-old German-Algerian man, Samir B. The carmaker had fired the man in November 2016 because it feared he might carry out a jihadist attack at its main factory in Wolfsburg. The man had threatened his co-workers — “you all will die” — and said he wanted to join the Islamic State. In 2014, B. was arrested at Hanover airport. He was carrying a drone and 10,000 euros in cash and was heading to Syria. German authorities revoked his passport. The Administrative Court of Braunschweig later determined that B. “was involved in the recruitment and support of jihadists from Wolfsburg.” The Hanover court ruled that VW had failed to prove that B. specifically disturbed the company peace.
March 14. Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, formally electedAngela Merkel to a fourth term as chancellor. The vote margin was tight: only nine votes. In all, 364 members of the Bundestag voted for Merkel, while 315 voted against her. There were nine abstentions, and 21 parliamentarians were either absent or did not cast valid ballots.
March 14. Around 50 West African migrants went on a rampage after police tried to deport a Gambian asylum seeker at a migrant shelter in Donauwörth, a town in Bavaria. Police suspended the operation and called for reinforcements. The migrants threw bottles and chairs at police and poured hot water on them from above. Later, more than 150 West Africans gathered to protest at the railway station, thereby triggering a large-scale police deployment. In all, 32 people were arrested. “On the one hand, they seek protection and security here with us, but on the other hand, to organize such riots and disregard our legal system at the same time is unacceptable,” said Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann.
March 15. A 23-year-old Afghan asylum seeker shouting words that sounded like “Allahu Akbar” rushed toward Chancellor Angela Merkel as she was leaving the Reichstag building in Berlin. The man was intercepted by her body guards and admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
March 16. In his first interview since being sworn in on March 14, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer was asked if Islam belongs to Germany. He responded: “No. Islam does not belong to Germany. Germany is shaped by Christianity. This tradition includes work-free Sundays and church holidays and rituals such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas.” Seehofer’s remarks prompted an immediate firestorm of criticism from the self-appointed guardians of German multiculturalism, including from Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has repeatedly insisted that “Islam belongs to Germany.” German voters, however, appear to agree with Seehofer. A poll for Focus magazine found that 74% of those surveyed said that Islam does not belong to Germany. Only 6.4% said that Islam definitely belongs to Germany.
March 19. Germany’s top court rejected a Muslim woman’s request to suspend a ban on driving while wearing a face veil. The woman had argued that the ban for drivers violated her religious freedom. The court found the woman, who has worn the niqab for seven years, failed to explain how the law violated her religious freedom or why she faced harm driving unveiled.
March 21. Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the first major speech of her new term, said that her decision to allow into the country more than a million migrants was a “humanitarian exception” that would not be repeated. She said that Germany would do more to strengthen United Nations aid programs while at the same time pushing for beefed-up security on the European Union’s external borders. She added that Germany would continue to take in political refugees, but that the government would also focus on deportations. “People who have no right to protection will have to leave our country, preferably voluntarily, but if necessary by state deportations,” Merkel said. She repeated her government’s pledge in the coalition agreement that the numbers of migrants per year would be capped at 200,000 or fewer. She added: “It is beyond question that our country was historically formed by Christianity and Judaism. But it’s also the case that with 4.5 million Muslims living with us, their religion, Islam, has also become a part of Germany.”
March 23. Police in Flensburg classified parts of the city center as a “danger zone” after violent clashes among youths of different nationalities. The classification allows police to search anyone in the area regardless of whether they are suspected of committing a crime. Police blame the youths for an increase in robberies, assaults and thefts in the area.
March 24. A 17-year-old Syrian migrant stabbed and seriously injured a 24-year-old German woman at a supermarket in Lower Saxony. The woman was attacked after she intervened in a dispute between her boyfriend and two migrants, aged 13 and 14. The 17-year-old is the brother of one of the younger teenagers. She was in an induced coma; doctors removed her spleen and parts of the pancreas. Police reportedly were considering dropping murder charges against the 17-year-old and charge him with the lesser crime of grievous bodily injury. The boy’s lawyer said he acted in self-defense.
March 25. Anti-Semitism is running rampant at German primary schools, according to Heinz-Peter Meidinger, president of the President of the German Teachers’ Association (Deutschen Lehrerverbandes, DL). He also said that videos of beheadings are commonplace at German schools, and that female pupils are being threatened with murder. “Unfortunately, these are no longer individual cases, not even with very young students at elementary schools. Such incidents now exist at many schools in Germany. One thing is certain: Cruel violent videos in social networks have long since become a part of student life. In chat forums like WhatsApp, movies such as ISIS beheading videos are spreading like wildfire.”
March 25. The German government bears responsibility for growing Arab anti-Semitism, which has worsened with the refugee crisis, according to Julian Reichelt, Editor-in-Chief of Bild:
“It is unacceptable that non-Muslim and above all Jewish children have to be afraid of going to school in this country because they are being labeled as ‘unbelievers’ and even threatened with death. Our government claims it should not be accepted. But while it could act now, it has failed miserably for months. Since autumn, the humiliating verdict of the district court of Frankfurt stated that it is ‘unreasonable’ for the Arabian airline Kuwait Airways to transport Israelis (meaning in the Arab world: Jews). Kuwait Airways is allowed to discriminate against Jews at Frankfurt Airport, and the Federal Government does not object. Let us not fool ourselves: it is the Federal Government, which, for inexplicable reasons, allows Jews in Germany to be treated like this. Discriminating against citizens of the state that emerged from the Holocaust is expressly allowed by a court in this country and the government does nothing to stop it.”
March 26. Northern Germany is experiencing an outbreak of scabies, an infectious skin disease transmitted by mites. The disease is prevalent in refugee shelters but experts reportedly are at a loss to explain the cause of the outbreak.
March 26. Lübecker Nachrichten posted a video of a Turkish wedding celebration in which clan members shut down the Lübeck-Kücknitz Autobahn (highway) and shot firearms into the air from parked vehicles. The practice has spread to other parts of Germany (here, here and here).
March 28. A state of emergency was declared in Duisburg after dozens of Lebanese, Kurdish and Turkish men armed with machetes and iron rods gathered on city streets to do battle. A cellphone video showed the men, who police said comprise a “cross-section” of the local population, smashing store windows and attacking police officers. “A constitutional state cannot accept that individuals or groups think that they can operate outside of our value system,” said Duisburg Mayor Sören Link. “Mass gatherings that degenerate into violence are incompatible with our understanding of democracy. Humanity, tolerance, respect and dealing with each other in a democratic way are the basic values on which our coexistence is oriented. We all want to live in a peaceful, open and democratic society.”
March 28. The Federal Statistics Office reported that in 2016 Germany registered its highest birthrate since 1973. Migration had a significant impact on the birth rate: 184,660 children were born to mothers of foreign nationality — an increase of 25% compared to 2015. The birth rate among German women rose from 1.43 children in 2015 to 1.46 children per woman. The birth rate among non-German women increased from 1.95 to 2.28 children per woman.
March 30. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the highest representative of the Catholic Church in Germany, on Good Friday urged Christians to “reconcile” with Muslims: “Without friendship, without encounters, without openness for others, there is no understanding, no reconciliation, no community, but instead the creation of mistrust, fear and violence.”
March 31. A 32-year-old Syrian asylum seeker set fire to a six-story apartment building in Leipzig. One person was killed and 16 were injured; 34 people lost their homes. The Syrian was charged with murder, attempted murder and arson. A 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker stabbed to death a 44-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker in downtown Wetzlar.
March 31. Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble said that Islam is in Germany to stay: “We cannot stop history, everyone has to deal with the fact that Islam has become part of our country.”‘ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12153/islam-multiculturalism-germany-march
Islam is diametrically opposite Bible Christianity. These poor saps that seek to dialogue with the Devil will be the first on the chopping block. Again, as I wrote yesterday not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists for many years now have claimed that they are Muslims.
What is the answer? There MUST be questions asked of migrating Muslims concerning Sharia and many other Islamic beliefs that are in total opposition to a free society. Even then there is great danger in such a mass migration of Muslims into a free society. May our political leaders get their heads out of the sand and into reality.
How many of these migrating Muslims are being accepted into the UN’s Organization of Islamic Cooperation? Is there a true count (if any) of how many muslims are migrating into those OIC nations?
Think about it; Is this migration really just an Islamic jihad? But what does the EU do?
“Today Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans threatened court action against countries that refuse to relocate refugees. The first infringement procedures, which could result in fines, may be launched as early as next month.”