If it is a cultural thing its okay.
Just like, like… cannibalism..?
FGM? Hashish, Opium anybody?
by Frances Bula in the Vancouver Sun
Vancouver’s hookah-parlour owners are celebrating after winning an exemption Thursday from a proposed new bylaw that will ban smoking on most sidewalks in commercial districts, in bus shelters and even in taxis passing through Vancouver.
In giving the bylaw unanimous approval-in-principle, Vancouver city council members bowed to arguments that hookah lounges provide an important cultural space for the city’s Muslims and granted them a temporary exemption.
The bylaw, which provides for fines of $100 to $2,000, won’t come into effect until the legal department has drafted Thursday’s amendments. No firm date for its implementation has been set.
* It won’t be.
For the sake of diversity, PC and the new age multiculti religion called Islam every door will open magically…
Russians employed at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor suddenly depart in a body, according to local Arab sources
Moscow or Tehran has been tipped off that a US or Israeli attack is imminent on the Bushehr plant and Iran’s other nuclear installations and acted to whip Russian personnel out of harm’s way.
From the AGE, of course…
ClonesÂ Clowns of Befuddlement
A SENSE of boredom and frustration with their “insignificant” lives is a common trait of people who become violent jihadis, according to leading terrorism expert.
Marc Sageman is a former CIA officer who worked with the Afghan mujahideen in the 1980s and early 1990s.
* More info here. Thanks to Mullah: Safeguarding Australia
He left the US intelligence service and became a clinical psychiatrist, giving him some perspective on Islamic extremism.
* ???? Becoming a clinical psychiatrist gave him ‘some perspective’ of what????
He has spent the past few years researching terrorist networks and their radicalisation. He said terrorist recruits might range from highly educated doctors to unemployed youths. “There’s nothing mysterious about these guys,” he said. “It’s not about being brainwashed. They are all too human.”
* Yeah. Just like us. Right?
* Actually, we beg to differ: They are not like us at all. The jihadists are brainwashed, they hate us and want to kill us. And if they get killed in the process they get their 72 houri’s (and don’t forget the 24 boyz)
Thats why they do things like this
* Here is another clueless ‘terrorism expert’ who is just as naive and befuddled like Sageman. Michael Scheuer learned nothing from his ‘chasing Bin Laden’ activities and Steven Emerson shows him what a mental lightweight he is here.
* Is America cloning idiots like Scheuer and Sageman somewhere in some secret cave?
Oliver Roy, another self styled ‘terrorism’ pop tart
Paris, 2 Oct. (AKI) – The so-called war on terror should not be viewed as a global problem, but dissected within the context of regional conflicts, according to French scholar Olivier Roy, who is an expert on Islamic movements.
“The global war against terrorism cannot be carried out, as it is linked to Osama bin Laden’s strategy, which tries to confuse regional conflicts in order to pass it off as “only one clash between Islam and the West,” said Roy in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI).
Roy instead suggests a separation between regional conflicts, rejecting the current idea that peace in the Middle East is linked exclusively to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
* Do we only have delusional f*kcwits who call themselves ‘experts’ nowadays?
Fitzgerald on ‘Boredom’
First it was “poverty.” But they all turned out to be middle-class or rich, far better off, and far better educated, than the run-of-the-mill Muslims, so it couldn’t be that.
Then it was “sexual tension.” But then there were those who pointed out that Bin Laden and many of his pals had all the wives they could afford, and then some, so it couldn’t be that.