Thursday, November 16, 2017

On Sears and Fears and Delusions of Safety

I can't tell you how safe I feel knowing that Dr. James Sears, editor-in-chief of Your Ward News, an odious but wacky rag, is to be prosecuted for airing his pro-Nazi views.

I can't tell you, because Sears's crackpot expressions, while genuinely hateful, pose no threat to me whatsoever; certainly, they are far less threatening than, say, much of what's spewed during an average Al Quds Day, the annual "Let's Get Rid of Israel" hate-fest held on the grounds of Queen's Park. And even though the Khomeinists are every bit as eliminationist-minded as Hitler was, they know that, here in Justin's Trudeaupia, their sort of hate speech can be spewed with impunity. 

In one respect, though, Sears should welcome the prosecution. It will pluck him from obscurity and elevate him to the ranks of other infamous Jew-haters, including Ernst Z√ľndel and James Keegstra. And you just know that a narcissist like Sears is going to bask--no, luxuriate--in his newfound notoriety/martyrdom.

Update: Quel wackjob:

There's a "steering committee" for the "Adolf Hitler Fan Club"?

Hey, sign me up!

Update: While officers charge James Sears with hate speech, and Official Jews breathe a sigh of relief, in another part of the GTA, Palestinians are spewing Jew-hate with, you guessed it, impunity galore (h/t--BS).

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Word Du Jour: Deringolade

It's a new one on me (though not, thank heavens, on Hugh Fitzgerald).

MENDing the "Islamophobia" Narrative in the U.K.? What a Laugh and a Half!

It's that time of year Old Blighty again--the month dedicated to raising "awareness" re "Islamophobia". The organization behind it is called MEND, the acronym for Muslim Engagement and Development. (MEND seems to be the equivalent of CAIR in the U.S., and NCCM, or the entity previously known as CAIR-Can, here in Canada.)

And what, pray tell, does MEND wish to, um, mend? Let's just say that it is bent on hyping the victimhood narrative as a means of diverting the public's attention from the manifold incidents of jihad that continue apace in the UK and elsewhere in the EU.

This despite the fact that
A new Henry Jackson Society report has warned that the public sector organisations and elected officials are partnering with the extremist-linked group Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend). 
Compiling years’ worth of evidence, the report, Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”, demonstrates how Mend meets the government’s own definition of extremism, even while local authorities, police, teachers and MPs have been working with this organisation. Our findings include:
  • How Mend meets the government’s own definition of extremism, even while local authorities, police, teachers and MPs have been working with this organisation.
  • It reveals how Mend has regularly hosted illiberal, intolerant and extremist Islamist speakers, while also pushing a message that risks being inflammatory and making British Muslims feel further alienated from wider society. Mend and key figures in the organisation have also attacked moderate Muslim groups.
  • Mend has openly sought to undermine counter-terrorism legislation and counter-extremism efforts, in addition to having its own links to extremists. Despite this, the group received public funding from Tower Hamlets council to review part of the borough’s counter-radicalisation Prevent programme.
  • Several of the organisation’s employees and volunteers, including senior figures, have publicly expressed a range of disturbing views on terrorism and anti-Semitism. This has included expressing support for terrorists overseas, dismissing recent terror attacks in the UK, promoting anti-Semitic conspiracies and even calling on British Mosques to hold prayers for “the Mujahedeen”.
Not that any of this has deterred the UK's current crop of Useful Idiots from making common cause with the MENDniks. Why would it, when both groups despise Israel and are completely in the tank for the victimhood spin, seeing it as the vehicle that will bring them the political power that they and their ilk desire above all else?

Some of the Useful Idiots are on view in this video:

Once Again, Phyllis Chesler Dares to Confuse Her Victimhood-Besotted Feminist Sisters With the Truth

Phyllis Chesler has a new book, a compilation of pieces on the subject of Islam and women, which is to say that it deals with women's subjugation in and by Islam and those who act in its name. Bruce Bawer, for one, has no doubt that "feminists," who seem to manifest a fondness for patriarchy when it is bound up with victimhood (it's part and parcel of the "intersectionality" claptrap), will remain deaf to the truths that Chesler imparts, and will continue to excoriate and dismiss her as an "Islamophobic" messenger. In Bawer's words:
This foolishness, this madness – this outright patriarchy-worship in the guise of feminism, this perverse insistence that political virtue always consists in taking the side of “the other,” even if “the other” is out to oppress or rape or even kill you – this is what Chesler is up against. And her only weapon is the facts. That's what this book is – 462 pages of facts about a culture whose systematic abuse of women she refuses to stop talking about. In these pieces, she takes us to Iran and Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Syria and Turkey, Nigeria and Pakistan, and France and Britain and the U.S. She attends to such phenomena as forced marriage, underage brides, honor killings, female genital mutilation (FGM), Muslim family rapes, female suicide bombers (and their Western defenders), splenetic Muslim cabdrivers in New York, slaveholding by a Muslim millionaire on Long Island, and much else. Not to mention plenty about burkas – about a burka ban in Syria, proposals for burka bans in the West, opponents of burka bans in the West, fights over the burka in Nantes, riots over the burka in Paris, and so on. 
It's all there in Chesler's book. But the people who most need to read this stuff and take it to heart – the Women's March marchers, the pussy-hat wearers, the would-be glass-ceiling-breakers like Lena Dunham and self-described “nasty women” like Ashley Judd – they'll probably never go near this book. As for Women's Studies, of which Chesler is one of the founding mothers, it has – as Chesler herself laments in these pages – been “Stalinized,” shifting its concern from “the 'occupation' of women's bodies worldwide” to “the alleged occupation of a country that has never existed: 'Palestine.'”...
Well, if you keep your eyes on "Palestine," you never have to deal with the unpleasant reality that your ethos, your belief system, your ideology, is a crock.

Update: Oh frabjous day--it's a Bruce Bawer two-fer!

Israel At Odds With U.S. Over Its Deal With Russia Allowing Iran Proxy Fighters Near (ie. TOO Near) Syria-Israel Border

Sounds like the Trumpeters, as per usual, have made sucking up to Putin a priority.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Dhimmification of an Iconic American Brand: Mattel Introduces "Hijab Barbie"

No word on whether she's FGM Barbie too.

The Still Love Us In Poland

Just kidding, of course.

The Rot in Rotherham

Thanks to Islamophobiaphobia, it's still alive and stinking.

Why Trump's Middle East Peace Plan Is as Likely to Fail as Previous Peace-In-Our-Time Efforts

If Trump thinks that he, via Ivanka's hubby, can bring a lasting peace to this fractious region, he had better think again.

Could Calgary Change Its Name to Wishispa Oyade?

If identity/victimhood politics and "progressive" feelings of guilt rule the day--and they usually do in Justin's Trudeaupia--you can almost count on it.

The Epitome of "Progressive" Insanity/Decadence

Sharia-adoring/Israel-despising Linda Sarsour has been asked to lead a panel discussion about--wait for it--anti-Semitism (which is sort of like inviting Harvey Weinstein to chair a conference on female empowerment, or getting David Duke to lead a symposium on racism).

Update: Congrats to the Sour-puss on being named one of Glamour magazine's Women of the Year! (Apparently, calling for a vocal female critic of sharia supremacism, a victim of FGM, to be given a vagina-ectomy is no impediment to receiving this highly coveted--ha!--prize.)