Steyn: Britain’s Gotten Used to Taking It

Mark Steyn on the appalling fecklessness of the West in the face of undisguised Islamic supremacist aggression: Taking of hostages by Iran is not Britain’s finest hour.

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Twenty-seven years ago, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a student in Tehran and is said (by a former Iranian president, for one) to be among those in the U.S. embassy who seized and held American citizens hostage for more than a year.

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On this 25th anniversary of the Falklands War, Tony Blair is looking less like Margaret Thatcher and alarmingly like Jimmy Carter, the embodiment of the soi-disant “superpower” as a smiling eunuch. 

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“It is better to be making the news than taking it,” wrote Winston Churchill in 1898. But his successors have gotten used to taking it, and the men who make the news well understand that. 

Read it all… 

Iranian Mob Attacks UK Embassy

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Take a close look: This is what the MSM calls ‘students’- here we still call them the scum of the earth…
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The mullahs have been greatly encouraged by the British government’s inaction, and a mob (yes, this time a real mob) attacked the British embassy this morning.

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Rocks and firecrackers have been thrown at the British embassy in Tehran as the row over 15 captured sailors and marines escalates.

Witnesses said there had been several small blasts and smoke could be seen rising in the compound.

Demonstrators called for the expulsion of the UK ambassador and the closure of the embassy, calling it a “den of spies”.

Around 200 people massed outside, chanting “death to Britain” and “death to America”.

Sky Foreign Affairs Editor Tim Marshall said the demonstration would have been sanctioned by Iranian officials. He added: “This is a warning. In the last protest there were around 10 people, around 200 this time and next time it could be thousands.”

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Now watch the frenzied Chamberlain’s do the appeasement boogie!

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Update:

Predictable: The government of Britain is going to apologize to the mullahs.

Ministers are preparing a compromise deal to allow Iran to save face and release its 15 British military captives by promising that the Royal Navy will never knowingly enter Iranian waters without permission.

The Sunday Telegraph has learnt of plans to send a Royal Navy captain or commodore to Teheran, as a special envoy of the Government, to deliver a public assurance that officials hope will end the diplomatic standoff.

The move, which was discussed at a meeting of Whitehall’s Cobra crisis committee yesterday, came as Downing Street officials explicitly cautioned against hopes of a speedy outcome and said that families of the hostages should prepare for the “long haul”.

Another day, another ‘Death to America, Death to the Jooozzz..!’ 

Yes. We must ‘exhaust all diplomatic options’- especially with the ‘moderates’-right?

‘Moderates’ doing Allah’s work…

The Inevitable Result of Islamic Infiltration

The German government recently had similar reports banned and taken off Youtube, where Michel Friedman exposed polygamous practices and the rorting of the welfare system by our Islamic masters. It is just too embarrassing for those true believers in the new age religion of diversity, political correctness and cultural equivalence to face reality.

Now the chooks are coming home to roost: The same is happening all over Europe, in the US and of course in Australia.

Which is all the more surprising that this show was aired:

This report was contributed by WoJ reader Dave

There are No Words…

Just when you think you can’t possibly be any more appalled by the savagery of the jihadis, you read something like this. From Damian Thompson’s blog at the Telegraph: The Christian victims of Iraq.

The West’s lack of interest in the fate of the Assyrians is disgusting, as you can read in this brilliant article by Ed West in the Catholic Herald. Here is how the piece starts:

“When they cook a dish in the Middle East, it is traditional to put the meat on top of the rice when they serve it. They kidnapped a woman’s baby in Baghdad, a toddler, and because the mother was unable to pay the ransom, they returned her child – beheaded, roasted and served on a mound of rice.

“The infant’s crime was to be an Assyrian, but this story, reported by the Barnabus Fund, went unnoticed in the West, like so many other horrific accounts of Christian persecution in Iraq. Since the invasion of Iraq, Muslim militants have bombed 28 churches and murdered hundreds of Christians. Last October, Islamists beheaded a priest in Mosul in revenge for the Pope’s remarks about Islam at Regensburg.”

Jihad Watch has a take on this story also, here 

Australian Press Council backs Gavin King, accuses Blogger of ‘no analogous consideration for the safety of the journalist ‘

Dear Mr………………

The Council has received your letter of 23 March in which you press a
concern with an article published in the Cairns Post.

I note that you have sent me neither a completed complaint form, nor
a signed waiver. In the absence of those I cannot process your matter
as a complaint.

* You see, without filling out ‘a completed complaint form, and ‘without signing a waiver’ Jack Herman, the honorable representative of the press council of Australia, will not act.

Nice try Jack. Sign a waiver?

I think I smell a rat. Should I say it confirms my suspicions…?

I am also concerned with your comments and action in this matter. The
posting of comments on a public proposal – such as the building of a
mosque – on a publicly available medium, such as the Internet, places
your actions squarely in the public domain.

* No it doesn’t. The issue was about a mosque, not about me.
I thought I made that clear, right here:

I am not involved nor have I ever involved myself in a public campaign. I am a co-contributor of a website that exposes Islamic terror and atrocities, educates about Islamic jihad and the doctrine of Islam, which is a socio-political system in the guise of religion. I (like many others) provide news-feeds and comments. That’s all.
The article on the blog ‘winds of jihad’ never called for ‘holy war’ nor did it incite anyone to commit unlawful acts. The article ‘Stop the Mosque in Cairns ’ was a simple reaction to many Cairns residents’ objections. What was written in the blog reflected the sentiments of Cairns residents who would not get their objections heard otherwise.

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You do not deny that you
have posted the comments attributed to you nor that they relate to
the public debate on the proposal to build the mosque. Your views on
the Islamic religion are not relevant to this question. If, as you
say, there are good reasons for your public stance, this is all the
more reason for you to identify yourself with it. The newspaper
article arose because you were a local identified with a prominent
campaign on a local issue.

* No need to confirm or deny anything:

You’re missing the point, Jack.

My views on Islam may not be relevant to you, Jack.
But they reflect the views of the majority of the population of Cairns. Those views were reflected in the posting on the winds of Jihad blog. The views of posters on the blog are not necessarily my own.
But as you correctly state: If my views are not relevant, then why should my person, my age,  my property, my place of residence and my business be of such great interest that it must be printed in the paper to draw attention to and make me and my family a target to those who are obliged to assassinate me because of their religion?

Lets apply your logic, Jack:

If the Cairns Fish wrap prints an article on behalf of some residents, it would then be an automatic requirement that the chief-editor (Okay, lets not mention his name, not yet) comes out flag waving for their cause with Gavin King in tow? You’re having me on, right Jack?

You counter with the proposition that the newspaper editor is
anonymous because he doesn’t sign editorials. The editorial in the
newspaper is the collective view of the newspaper and is generally
not signed but is identified with the editor, whose name will appear
elsewhere in the newspaper, probably in the colophon.

* His name doesn’t appear Jack. It doesn’t. Nowhere!
But I like your story about the ‘collective view’ –

reminds me of Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm.’


Now:
How’s that? The Cairns fish wrap has a ‘collective view?’
You mean the Cairns Post is a collective?
As in commune? You don’t say!
Why am I not surprised?
You seriously telling me they have a ‘collective view?’
So you would agree that you and the editors of the Cairns fish wrap share collective guilt if some Islamic nutjob saws my head off..?

Well, come to think of it, collective guilt….

No, the name of the chief-editor ………….. does not appear anywhere. Certainly not in the paper.

Lets call him a faceless creep with a far left agenda.

No, he’s not in the telephone book either; it is as if he doesn’t exist.
Gavin King, your rabid reporter, the guy who tried to get me assassinated, is not listed either. Nowhere.

Why is that? If they have nothing to hide, why are they so afraid to let anyone know about their existence?

Further it now appears that you have widened your campaign to include
references on the website, not only to your opposition to the mosque
proposal but to an attack on the by-lined journalist. You suggested
in your original letter that you feared for your safety and that of
your family as a result of the Post article. Yet you have indicated
no analogous consideration for the safety of the journalist whose
image and details you have published on the web.
Instead of seeking
to find a resolution to your concerns with the newspaper, through the
Council, by completion of the waiver and the complaint form, you have
sought a form of revenge on the journalist.

* Wow: ‘I have widened my campaign’- well Jack, did you expect me to lie down and die?

Too bad, Jack:

So in your view (with respect) it is wrong for me to defend myself against hateful left wing lunatics? Should I not expose them and their vile and insidious agenda?

You seem to have a problem with that:

“You have sought a form of revenge on the journalist- and you have indicated no analogous consideration for the safety of the journalist whose
Image and details you have published on the web”-

* Jack, you accuse me? Do you speak French?

“Cet animal est tres mechant; quand on l’attaque, il se defend”

(”This animal is very wicked; when you attack it, it defends itself”)

One of our readers sent this in:

Exactly how is publishing a photo and email address of a journalist which is at the top of his column – the same as publishing the details of an anonymous blogger? And how is there equal chances of violence from the Mohammadeans than from anti-Mohammadean writers? What sort of detached world do these people live in?

* Right. The resident whack-jobs from the Cairns fish wrap can smear me in the vilest way, can damage me personally, my business, put my family and myself in mortal danger, but I, yes I-, should have ‘analogous consideration for the safety of the journalist who’s details I have published on the web’-

Glad I didn’t sign your waiver, Jack. Your response confirms that it would have been a mistake.

Let me tell you, Jack; What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Gavin King and his supporting editor knew what they were doing. They had a choice. They were up to no good and I’m not going to concern myself with ‘their safety’-

Besides: When was the last time you heard of an Australian journalist having his head chopped off with a rusty knife in front of a camera because he put a fellow Australian’s life in danger? A rather uncommon scenario.

But doesn’t every man and his dog know by now that Muhammedans kill for their religion?

No, Jack. Do not fear for Gavin King.
Nobody will harm him, but perhaps nobody will trust him either. Not anymore. Some people might spit on him, some people might call him a traitor. Some might not invite him any more. Some might give him the finger and some might give him a shoe in the ass.

Does that worry you, Jack?

Gavin King brought it onto himself. Whether he is driven by extreme malice, envy or some other obsession doesn’t matter, the damage is done.


All he can lose is his pathetic job. Its not very much, is it?

But as long as you’re protecting him he won’t have to worry, right Jack?

The matter is now definitely beyond the capacity of the Press Council
to deal with. It has become a matter for the appropriate civil
authorities. I have closed the file on the matter.

Yours sincerely,

Jack R Herman

* Right Jack: Put it in the ‘too hard’ box… Goodbye!

Gitmo is the Best! Russians won’t go home: Hicks gets a 9-month Sentence

Muhammad Dawood gets 9-month sentence for supporting terrorism

Hicks will serve the sentence in Australia and the United States must send him home by May 29. (Reuters)

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Muhammad Dawood (aka David Hicks) Update: a slap on the wrist. “Hicks gets nine-month sentence,” from Australia’s ABC News Online
A US military tribunal has sentenced confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks to seven years in jail but he will only have to serve nine months.
The tribunal judge accepted Hicks’s guilty plea as part of an agreement that limited his sentence to seven years in prison, in addition to the five years he has been held at the US base at Guantanamo Bay.

The deal allowed all but nine months of the sentence to be be suspended.

Australian Greens Leader Bobby Brown likens Guantanamo Bay to the Soviet Union’s notorious “gulag” :

(Hicks’ ) guilty plea is simply a plea for release for exit from the inhumane Guantanamo Bay gulag.
Russian jihadists beg to differ. They think Guantanamo Bay is actually a lot nicer – or certainly safer – than even the prisons of Russia today.

Shiva from the illustrated P.I.G has done a great take on Gitmo and Gulag here 

SEVEN Russian terrorism suspects were tortured and abused after they returned from US detention at Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights Watch alleges.

The seven, arrested in and around Afghanistan shortly after the 2002 US-led invasion and accused of fighting with the hardline Islamic Taliban regime, were repatriated with the guarantee that they would not be harmed…

The seven repeatedly asked authorities at Guantanamo not to return them to Russia, saying they feared for their safety if sent back.