White Flight: 684 Quit Britain Every Day

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 * The socialist effort to replace the indigenous population with a Muhammedan proletariat is working: Native Brits are making a run for it:

Record number escaping UK’s immigration, high taxes and crime 

BRITONS are leaving the country in record numbers—thanks to spiralling levels of IMMIGRATION, CRIME and TAX.

Government figures set to be released later this year will show that an astonishing 250,000 people fled Britain in 2007.

That’s 684 A DAY—or ONE every TWO MINUTES.

And it’s a massive 21 PER CENT increase on the 207,000 who went in 2006—and up nearly 70 PER CENT from the 149,000 who left in 1997.

Now experts expect this year’s total to be even higher as hard-pressed families seek a new life in the sun—with Australia, New Zealand, France and Spain the top destinations.

Meanwhile, huge numbers of foreigners are pouring INTO the UK, with 591,000 settling here in 2006.

And there has been a 90 PER CENT increase in immigration over the past ten years—from 327,000 in 1997 to an estimated 620,000 last year. Emigration expert Paul Arthur believes the numbers leaving will continue to rise.

He said: “We have had record enquiries about emigration over this winter, with people not just wanting to escape the bleak weather, but seeking a whole change of lifestyle.

“Many are unhappy with the levels of crime, high taxes and the general way of life. Overseas there are more career opportunities, particularly in Australia and New Zealand which have huge shortfalls in skilled labour.”

Unfair

Typical of those leaving are plasterer Damian Barrett and wife Alison.

The couiple, both 37, who are emigrating from Bolton-le-Sands, Lancs, with kids Holly, eight, and Joseph, six, to Auckland, New Zealand.

Alison said: “We’re tired of Britain, with its unfair tax system, crime, and live-to-work ethic. There are also too many foreigners coming in and using up all our resources. We want a better life.”

*  Watch out folks: rumors have it that the soldiers of Allah are following hard on your heels! 

Did you know that the average Gazan requires about half a ton of flour every day?

Gaza buried in flour

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The Boston Globe has just run an op-ed under the headline “Ending the Stranglehold on Gaza.” The authors are Eyad al-Sarraj, identified as founder of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, and Sara Roy, identified as senior research scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. The bias of the op-ed speaks for itself, and I won’t even dwell on it. But I do want to call attention to this sentence:
Although Gaza daily requires 680,000 tons of flour to feed its population, Israel had cut this to 90 tons per day by November 2007, a reduction of 99 percent.
You don’t need to be a math genius to figure out that if Gaza has a population of 1.5 million, as the authors also note, then 680,000 tons of flour a day come out to almost half a ton of flour per Gazan, per day.

A typographical error at the Boston Globe? Hardly. The two authors used the same “statistic” in an earlier piece. They copied it from an article published in the Ahram Weekly last November, which reported that “the price of a bag of flour has risen 80 per cent, because of the 680,000 tonnes the Gaza Strip needs daily, only 90 tonnes are permitted to enter.” Sarraj and Roy added the bit about this being “a reduction of 99 percent.”

Note how an absurd and impossible “statistic” has made its way up the media feeding chain. It begins in an Egyptian newspaper, is cycled through a Palestinian activist, is submitted under the shared byline of a Harvard “research scholar,” and finally appears in the Boston Globe, whose editors apparently can’t do basic math. Now, in a viral contagion, this spreads across the Internet, where that “reduction of 99 percent” becomes a well-attested fact.

* Sounds a bit like Islam itself, doesn’t it?

What’s the truth? more…

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The Illustrated PIG has some great pic’s about the reality in Gaza:

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Lets start with the wall that everyone was unaware of until a few day’s ago…

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Hamas by Candlelight 

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*  Check out Al Reuters bullshit reporting: the shades are drawn, outside its bright daylight! 

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"Far Right" Party Tries to Ban Mosque Construction

* Lets just count how many times the Spiegel, Germany’s Far Left megaphone, uses the ‘Far Right’ label to discredit those who stand up against Islamic conquest from within:

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The party of Austrian right-wing populist Jörg Haider is trying to get the construction of mosques banned.

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A far-right party in the Austrian state of Carinthia, led by the notorious right-wing politician Jörg Haider, is trying to ban the construction of mosques and minarets. They’ve presented a draft law designed to prohibit “unusual” buildings that don’t fit in with traditional architecture.

In the latest anti-Islam initiative by right-wing politicians in Austria, the government in the state of Carinthia, which is led by right-wing populist Jörg Haider, has presented a bill that would hinder the future building of mosques in the state.
“With the help of this law, it will be de facto impossible to construct mosques or minarets in Carinthia,” Uwe Scheuch, the minister responsible for urban planning, told journalists Saturday at a press conference where he presented the draft law. Scheuch, who belongs to Haider’s right-wing Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) party, insisted, however, that the law would not infringe on Austria’s constitutional right to freedom of religion.

Officially, the law is not aimed directly at mosques and minarets, but at “unusual” buildings that stand out “because of their unusual architecture or size (height).” In the future, a special commission will determine if an unusual construction project “blends in with the neighborhood’s existing architecture.” If not, it will be possible to block its construction.

BZÖ will need the support of the conservative Austrian People’s Party if it is to get the draft law passed in the state government. That seems assured, however, as the People’s Party had asked the state government last year to prepare a draft law to ban the construction of mosques and minarets. The Social Democrats and Greens, who are also in the state’s unity government, have spoken out against the law.

* Of course. The Red’s & the Greens are the social engineers of our demise.

* Now count how many times in this article the hysterical far-left journo from Spiegel is using the ‘Far Right’ label just to smear those who oppose the Islamization of Austria! The left is vile and deranged. The Greens are Islamic already, they sure as hell don’t care for the environment. How could we ever allow these traitors to infiltrate and usurp powers in our society?

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Lizard goes Nazi hunting in Sweden: “Sweden Democrats Lying About Neo-Nazi Connections?”

For CJ over at LGF the ‘real enemy’ could be a Nazi under the bed, somewhere… if they keep looking long enough, they just might find something..!

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Meanwhile, in the land of the midnight sun: 

Oslo: Muhammad most popular boy’s name 

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The Islamic Conquest of Australia continues with the aid of useful idiots:

 Huge Mosque to be built in the Swan Valley

Thanx Savitch

* Because Islam must dominate and not be dominated.

* Because all the world belongs to Allah and the soldiers of Allah follow divine orders

* Links: 

Cairns: How To Force a Mosque on Unsuspecting Citizens

STOP THE MOSQUE IN CAIRNS!

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 An artist’s impression of the mosque. Note how they deliberately made the 19 meter minaret look small and inconspicuous? 

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The Bosnian Islamic Societys proposal to build a mosque in the Swan Valley has pitched local non-Muslims against Muslims

A plan to build a $4 million mosque complete with a 19m minaret in the Swan Valley has divided the local Muslim and non-Muslim community, with some residents worried it will destroy the identity of the area as a tourist, viticultural and horticultural hotspot

The Bosnian Islamic Society plans to build the 1277sqm mosque on a 9400sqm block on Smallbrook Retreat in Caversham on the edge of the valley. The society bought the land two years ago for $280,000. The design includes several buildings linked by courtyards, a large archway entry and parking for 87 vehicles.
But the design is not the problem, according to Swan Valley Progress Association chairman Rod Henderson, who said the use of the proposed building as a mosque did not fit within the character of the area.

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He believed the mosques construction would be inappropriate under the Swan Valley Planning Act 1995, which was designed to protect the region from inconsistent developments. “If someone were to come in and buy a block of land to make shoes, for instance, that would be contrary to the Act,” he said. “If someone wants to come in and put up a mosque, that is also contrary to the Act. It should be put up in a suburban lot in an appropriate area. Theres no delineation here, its not a matter of bias.”

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But the proposal has been developed with advice from the City of Swan, whose chief executive Mike Foley said the plans would not have been allowed to progress if they did not meet its guidelines.
Bosnian Islamic Society president Sajit Smajic said the land had been chosen because it bordered Beechboro and Lockridge, where 85 per cent of Perths Bosnian Muslims lived.
“I think this building can embellish the whole area and can be another attraction for tourists, I dont think it will make the Swan Valley ugly or that it is out of context with the whole area,” he said.

* As they say: beauty is the eye of the beholder. But did you ever meet a tourist who wanted to see a mosque in Australia?

Mr Smajic said he was not surprised by the communitys reaction to the mosque because many people had negative stereotypes about Muslims. “We can sit down and put everything on the table and see what the people are concerned about and if it is possible to solve the problems, we will,” he said. “Once they sit down with us, they will realise we are not a threat.”

* Strange: where does he think do these ‘negative stereotypes’ come from? Could it have anything to do with Bali 1&2, with 9/11 and with the global  jihad around the world?
* Rrriigth! Lets sit down! Just show them the Koran, brother.  These ignorant infidels will surely see the light…

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Mr Smajic said the prayer room would be big enough to hold 350 people but the five daily prayer sessions were likely to attract only 20 to 30 people. No Australian mosques broadcast a “call to prayer”.

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The public comment period on the plan closed last Friday, with the City of Swan receiving 139 objections from 143 submissions. The plan is unlikely to go to council before March.

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Gillard wants 'world class' Muslim schools for the 'modern age'

From the ‘back to the 7th century’ department:

* with thanks to Savitch

MORE MUSLIM SCHOOLS ‘PART OF MODERN AGE’
Published by NEWS.com.au

THE rising number of Muslim schools is part of the “modern age” and the focus should be on ensuring all students get a world-class education, Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard says.

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While controversy continues over the proposed construction of a 1200-student Islamic school in Camden, southwest of Sydney, Ms Gillard said it was an issue for the local council.

“There is a debate about the planning approvals and whether or not that is an appropriate location,” Ms Gillard, who is also acting Prime Minister, said on Fairfax Radio.

“From the point of view of the Federal Government generally, we say that parents deserve to have choices about where their children go to school.

“That’s inherent in the Australian system, and we want to make sure wherever they go that they have a high class, indeed world class, education.”

* Ever seen a world class burka, Miss Gillard?

Ms Gillard said the Government had plans to introduce a national curriculum board.

“We’ve had the Catholic system for a long period of time, we all grew up with Catholic kids who went to Catholic schools,” she said.

* Rrright. Lets get rid of the Catholics. Besides, they don’t vote Labor….


“In the modern age we have some Muslim schools as well.

“We have to make sure that wherever kids are learning, they are learning a curriculum that is going to equip them for living and working in a modern Australian nation.”

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* Think Gillard has the faintest clue about what they teach in a Koran school?

* If she doesn’t, she is an ignorant fool. If she does, then she is a seditious snake. But lets assume she knows nothing about Islam, perhaps she should start reading from here: Muhammad’s own words

* Any Muslim school is an outright act of defiance against Australia. The intolerant & hateful teachings of Islam are diametrically opposed to freedom, equality, human rights and democracy. Those who aid and abet the spread of Islam are guilty of sedition and treason. In light of the above we should demand those who aid and abet the global jihad to be investigated and punished under the existing laws!

Qaradawi: can AIDS be cured with camel urine?

* Muhammad, bandit chief and caravan raider of 7th century Arabia, was known to cure his followers with camel urine. After they became well they stole his camels and made a run for it, but the all merciful prophet exacted cruel revenge, like this…

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* You’d think that the followers of this 7th century prophet & medicine man would follow his teachings, but they don’t: whenever the Mullah’s, Imam’s and muftis of Islamistan fall ill, they seek the services of the filthy kuffar, the same people they hate, in fact so much that they want to kill, enslave and forcibly convert them all.

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One of the most hateful scumbags among them is the Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradwi.

* After all these years of spewing hatred and exhorting suicide bombers to kill and maim, the old swine is in need of medical attention. His preferred bilad-al kuffar is Britain, Londonistan to be exact, where his dear friend and krypto-commie, the mayor Red Ken Livingstone will see to all his needs and make sure that he is well taken care of (Livingstone of course!) because he only wants the best for Qaradwi, and his best is… his money$$$$$!!!

Only one tiny problem remains: the visa!

From the Guardian

An Islamist cleric who has defended suicide bombings and the execution of homosexuals is to be allowed to enter the UK, sparking a major row between government departments.
The Observer understands that senior civil servants in the Home Office and Foreign Office have recommended that ministers approve an application by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who is banned from entering the United States, to come to London for medical treatment.

* “senior civil servants in the Home Office and Foreign Office” means those who are in his pocket…

The news has prompted unease in the Department for Communities and Local Government, which fears that allowing Qaradawi in might offend other faith groups as well as many Muslims. Several senior civil servants are also understood to have reservations because Qaradawi, 80, has previously received treatment in France, suggesting that he can receive medical attention for his undisclosed illness elsewhere.

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Pali-Arab Hate Watch

Pali-parasites get 7.6 billion in aid. For what? For this?

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Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas continues to portray the United States as the merciless enemy of the Palestinians. A cartoon in the PA official daily last week shows Gaza drowning in blood, while the US is cruelly stamping on the outstretched Arab arm trying to help Gaza.

(Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan-19-2008)

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This demonization of the USA is a continuation of PA policy for many years. See the PMW web site for more cartoon examples.

Palistan Reality:

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The dude with a case of cigs talking on a cell phone. For someone with no job, wonder who’s paying for all this stuff? (hint: probably YOU!!!)

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Peaceful Pali on an afternoon stroll through Gaza

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A Palestinian smiles as he returns to Gaza with his new motorcycle, bought in Egypt, at the border between Egypt and Gaza, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. Hamas-backed militants driving bulldozers knocked down more Egyptian border fortifications on Friday

MILLIONS of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being poured into financing terrorist propaganda, .
Some of the cash is even being used to fund school textbooks which teach children in Palestine to worship violence and hate all non-Muslims.

The famous greenhouses in Gaza… 

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 After the Pal’s took it over:

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* Pali swine don’t remove their own garbage… 

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And now everything turned into… 

…Gazarabia!

The Illustrated PIG has more

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Fatah TV broadcasts daily call for ethnic cleansing of Jews

* Remember: Fatah are OUR peace partners! We will give them peace whether they want it or not, and a country, and weapons, and money, and….

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Iran promises to nuke Europe and America…

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Hossein Shariatmadari

…and Israel, of course..!

Kayhan Editor Close To Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei: ‘America and Its European Supporters Must Know… That the Price of Supporting [Israel] Will Cost Them the Property and Lives of Their Citizens… If the Heads of Some Islamic States Prevent the Muslim Peoples from Attacking the Zionists… They Can Be Toppled’

In a January 26 op-ed in the Iranian daily Kayhan, the paper’s editor, Hossein Shariatmadari, who is close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, called on Muslims to unite in a retaliatory attack on American, European, and Israeli “sensitive centers” because of “the war crimes that these countries are committing in the Gaza Strip” and because of their support for Israel.

In his op-ed, Shar’iatmadari stressed that American and European civilians must be harmed in these attacks, so as to make the U.S. and the European countries change their policy towards Israel. He further called for harming Israelis worldwide, and explained that Islamic regimes that prevent an Islamic attack on Israel must be toppled, because they are defending the enemy.

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Following are excerpts from Sharatmadari’s op-ed, which was titled “The Defenders of the Enemy”:(1)

“The slaughter being carried out by the Zionists in Gaza – which includes the mass murder of Palestinian men, women, and children, cutting off the electricity, water, and fuel, stopping the supply of medicines and food products – along with various other savage crimes, is disgraceful for the Zionists, and for America and its European allies.

* Israel is the only country in the world that delivers essential services to her mortal enemies.

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Now wait for the ‘out of context’ excuses and all the ‘misunderstanders of Islam’ who come crawling out of their desert holes to tell us we got it all wrong because we don’t speak Arabic…!

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An open letter to the palestinian Arab thieves, butchers and mass murderers…

* Just in thanks to Rosie…

First of all, enjoy your Nakba. You wanted war, now you got it. You wanted war, now you’re paying the consequences. I hope you all suffer miserably 1000 times over for how you have made Jews suffer just because they live in their own sovereign nation. If there is a next time, if the UN should ever offer you a partition of land, take the offer, schmucks, and don’t commit genocide against another nation because you were too racist to be able to tolerate Jews living in their indigenous – and legitimate – homeland.

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Mark Steyn: First They Came for Piglet

Excessive deference to Islam.

My favorite headline of the year so far comes from The Daily Mail in Britain: “Government Renames Islamic Terrorism As ‘Anti-Islamic Activity’ To Woo Muslims.”

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Her Majesty’s government is not alone in feeling it’s not always helpful to link Islam and the, ah, various unpleasantnesses with suicide bombers and whatnot. Even in his cowboy Crusader heyday, President Bush liked to cool down the crowd with a lot of religion-of-peace stuff. But the British have now decided that kind of mealy-mouthed “respect” is no longer sufficient. So, henceforth, any terrorism perpetrated by persons of an Islamic persuasion will be designated “anti-Islamic activity” Britain’s home secretary, Jacqui Smith, unveiled the new brand name in a speech a few days ago. “There is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorize, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief,” she told her audience. “Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic.”

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Well, yes, one sort of sees what she means. Killing thousands of people in Manhattan skyscrapers in the name of Islam does, among a certain narrow-minded type of person, give Islam a bad name, and thus could be said to be “anti-Islamic” — in the same way that the Luftwaffe raining down death and destruction on Londoners during the Blitz was an “anti-German activity.” But I don’t recall even Neville Chamberlain explaining, as if to a five-year-old, that there is nothing German about the wish to terrorize and invade, and that this is entirely at odds with the core German values of sitting around eating huge sausages in beer gardens while wearing lederhosen.

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Still, it should add a certain surreal quality to BBC news bulletins: “The Prime Minister today condemned the latest anti-Islamic activity as he picked through the rubble of Downing Street looking for his 2008 Wahhabi Community Outreach Award. In a related incident, the anti-Islamic activists who blew up Buckingham Palace have unfortunately caused the postponement of the Queen’s annual Ramadan banquet.”

A few days ago, a pre-trial hearing in an Atlanta courtroom made public for the first time a video made by two Georgia Tech students. Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee went to Washington and took footage of key buildings, and that “casing video” then wound up in the hands of Younis Tsouli, an al-Qaeda recruiter in London. As the film shot by the Georgia students was played in court, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee’s voice could be heard on the soundtrack: “This is where our brothers attacked the Pentagon.”

“Allahu Akbar,” responds young Ahmed. God is great.

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* Read more on the ridiculous mental acrobatics of the British government appeasement stooges, here…

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Asshole of the month:

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“Islam didn’t cause global tensions”, ex-CIA official says

* Perhaps that’s why he is no longer a CIA official. But how could such an asshat ever become a CIA official in the first place?

* Another sucker for the Muhammedan grievance theater:

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Angry, violent reformers and terrorists would have arisen out of the Middle East with or without Islam, says a former top CIA official.

“A world without Islam would still see most of the enduring bloody rivalries whose wars and tribulations dominate the geopolitical landscape,” Graham Fuller, the CIA’s former head of long-term strategic planning, writes in the cover story of this month’s issue of the magazine Foreign Policy.

Fuller, 69, who lives in semi-retirement north of Vancouver, says in the article that a terrorist attack on the U.S. like that launched Sept. 11, 2001, would likely have occurred even if the Muslim religion had never existed.

“If not 9/11, some similar event like it was destined to come,” Fuller, an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, argues in his opinion piece, titled “A World Without Islam.”

Islam provides a convenient scapegoat for those trying to explain the origins of terrorism, he says.

“It’s much easier than exploring the impact of the massive global footprint of the world’s sole superpower,” says Fuller, who spent most of his career with the CIA in Muslim countries, advising top U.S. government officials.

“In the bluntest of terms, would there have been a 9/11 without Islam? It’s important to remember how easily religion can be invoked when other long-standing grievances are to blame. Sept. 11, 2001, was not the beginning of history.”

* That’s true. But if Fuller had educated himself about history, educated himself about the 1400 years of Muhammedan jihad and Arab imperialism, he wouldn’t be the Asshole of the month now.

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More of the same bullshit? Here:

*  Pat Robertson just as scary as the Ayatollah’s…” 

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EUROPEANS THINK ISLAM IS DANGEROUS

AN “overwhelming majority” of Europeans believe immigration from Islamic countries is a threat to their traditional way of life, a survey revealed last night.

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* Proudly bombing London for sharia

* Sunday Express

The poll, carried out across 21 countries, found “widespread anti-immigration sentiment”, but warned Europe’s Muslim population will treble in the next 17 years.

It reported “a severe deficit of trust is found between the Western and Muslim communities”, with most people wanting less interaction with the Muslim world.

Last night an MP warned it showed that political leaders in Britain who preach the benefits of unlimited immigration were dangerously out of touch with the public.

The study, whose authors include the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, was commissioned for leaders at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

It reports “a growing fear among Europeans of a perceived Islamic threat to their cultural identities, driven in part by immigration from predominantly Muslim nations”.

* One Muslim shill is unimpressed:

But leading Muslim academic Haleh Afshar, of York University, blamed media “hysteria” for the findings. She said: “There is an absence of trust towards Muslims, but to my mind that is very much driven by an uninformed media.

* Right. Red Ken Livingston is about to fix that (if we let him!)

* Once again we see the unholy alliance of socialism and Islam:

Red Ken calls for Muhammedan censors in British media

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* Red Ken is eagerly looking forward to another visit by sheikh Quaradwi

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On 13 November, London mayor Ken Livingstone launched The Search for Common Ground, a study commissioned by him that looks at the portrayal of Muslims and Islam in the national media.

The report recommends that news organisations employ more Muslims (along with other minorities) so their workforces are more representative of the society and the world on which they report; that news concerning Islam and Muslims should – like all news – be accurate; and that when reporting on sensitive and difficult subjects, such as those involving members of Britain’s minority communities, those working within news organisations should at least reflect on the possible consequences of their actions.

* which means rather not report anything at all…

Not a great deal to ask, one might think.

* Just what we need: ‘accurate reporting’ from Muslims. Think they might get along with the commies that have entrenched themselves so well in the MSM?

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Muhammedanism finds another whore to promote the cause: 

In defence of the right to offend

It took the Holocaust for western Christiandom to realise the gruesome potential of its deep ani-semitism. Now even questioning any aspect of the Holocaust is criminalised in most of Europe. The Spanish Inquisition had already laid te foundations of this tragedy and lessons were not learnt. We do not have to wait for a “Holocaust” of Muslims in Europe before a “liberal” Judaeo-Christian west realises that Islamophobia and associated hate speak needs to be curtailed if freedom itself is to be protected.

* Muslims are not Jews. Muslims want to annihilate Israel and Jews and they’re telling us that every day. Now this prick wants us to shut up and buy his drivel?

Jihad News

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Pali Terror Chief Kicks Bucket, PA Mourns

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George Habash

* Commie scum/Islamofascist alliance

Long-time leader of Marxist group considered fierce opponent of compromise with Israel

Roee Nahmias/Israel News

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Terror career over: George Habash, the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, died Saturday evening at his home in Amman, a senior Jordanian official said. Habash was 82-years-old.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas declared three days of mourning in the wake of Habash’s death. The PA chairman also ordered Palestinian flags to be brought down to half mast and mourners to be received at the presidential office in Ramallah.

Habash was born in Lod to Greek Orthodox parents and became a refugee in the wake of the 1948 war. He was a medical student at The American University of Beirut, and was among the founders of the Arab Nationalist Movement in the 1950s.

Survived several assassination attempts…

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UK: ‘I can buy the law’ sez Sheikh Maher al-Tajir

* Sorry, no image available of the creep…

* Well, the Arabs have just about bought everything worth buying in the UK, so why not the law? How much are those bloody wigs anyhow?

David Lister, Scotland Correspondent of The Times

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A billionaire Arab sheikh said that British law worked on “money not justice”, and vowed to “stitch up” an employee who dared to challenge him, an employment tribunal was told yesterday.

Sheikh Maher al-Tajir, whose family owns 24,000 acres (9,700ha) of land in Perthshire and the Highland Spring bottled water company, is alleged to have told Chris Mulqueeney that he had enough money to buy anything he wanted in Britain, including the police and the justiciary.

When the former head gamekeeper said that Britain wasn’t like that, the sheikh is said to have replied: “You’re so patriotic. Hasn’t anyone told you that the law of this great land works on money, not justice, and I’ve got enough money to buy any of them? The police, the justiciary — all have their price in this country.”

The claims came as Mr Mulqueeney, 48, who worked as Mr al-Tajir’s head gamekeeper after moving his family from Kent to Scotland in 2001, told an employment tribunal in Edinburgh that the sheikh launched a two-hour verbal assault on him during a meeting in September 2004.

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Was Al-Qaeda Behind Beirut Bombing?

* Al Qaeda, Al Schmaeda: what does it matter? All of it is the same Islamic jihad, all of them want our demise and the destruction of civilization as we know it.

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By NICHOLAS BLANFORD/BEIRUT

As a top Lebanese police investigator into a spate of bomb attacks as well as the activities of al-Qaeda-inspired groups in the country, Captain Wissam Eid had no shortage of potential enemies. One of those foes got to Eid Friday morning, killing him and at least three other people in a powerful car bomb explosion, nearly identical to the attacks he had been investigating.

“We got the message but we will carry on our mission in protecting Lebanon,” said Brigadier General Ashraf Rifi, the head of Lebanon’s paramilitary Internal Security Forces, at the scene of the attack. The 31-year-old Eid ran the technical department of the ISF’s intelligence branch and was a communications specialist.

So who killed Eid? Neighboring Syria seeking to re-impose its grip on Lebanon? Al-Qaeda-related groups attempting to destabilize Lebanon? A combination of the two perhaps?

The explosion below an overpass in an eastern suburb of Beirut turned Eid’s car into a tangled wreck of fire-blackened metal, destroyed or damaged at least 20 other vehicles, shattered glass in a nearby office building and sent a plume of dark smoke into the sky from burning vehicles. Soldiers sealed off the area as fire engines and ambulances raced to the scene of the blast.

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Euro-wimps chicken out on head-scarves

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The European Parliament doesn’t want Europe to ban girls in elementary schools or wearing a headscarf or veil. The rules differ in the 27 EU countries such that it’s better not to impose compulsory European rules, according to a majority of the parliament.

France has very strict rules, for example, Great Britain doesn’t. The headscarf debate is already emotional enough nationally, that it shouldn’t be decided once and for all in Strasbourg, according to a satisfied Jules Maaten, European parlamentarian.

* Here’s a whining Muslim site deploring the Euro-‘intolerance’

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‘What’s a girl like you doing in a place like this?’

“American woman” kidnapped in Afghanistan

* Heaven knows why a western female would hang out in a place like Afghanistan, especially after the Korean hostage drama that left several dead and the Taliban with a ransom of tens of millions of dollars…

By NOOR KHAN, Associated Press Writer

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Gunmen kidnapped a burqa-clad American aid worker and her driver while they were traveling through southern Afghanistan early Saturday, a provincial governor said.

The two were stopped by gunmen outside the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, said Gov. Asadullah Khalid. He blamed the kidnappings on the “enemy of Islam and the enemy of Afghanistan.”

Several Westerners — including two German construction workers and two Italian journalists — have been kidnapped in Afghanistan in the last year, but this was the first kidnapping of an American in recent memory.

Traveling around Kandahar city has turned increasingly dangerous in the last year, as the Taliban insurgency has spread throughout southern Afghanistan. Western civilians who operate there often travel with armed guards and with extreme caution. The area is rife with Taliban militants but also with criminals linked to the country’s booming opium poppy trade.

Khalid said the 49-year-old American was wearing a burqa when she was taken. She worked for the aid agency Asian Rural Life Development Foundation, he said.

The U.S. Embassy said it had no immediate information.

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