The French people deserved a choice in their country’s direction. And now they deserve the consequences. Some optimists will mention the doubling of Front National support from 17% in the 2002 election, when Jacques Chirac spackled the Le Pen patriarch by 65 points. I take little solace from such languid party growth trends. As little I imagine as a stage 4 cancer sufferer whose beaming oncologist advises a cure is just years away. The question isn’t will Western Europeans ever comprehend what is being done to them, it’s whether their situation will be salvageable when they do. The worst place to have an epiphany is at your own funeral.
Undoubtedly the French Haitians and Algerian Pieds-Noirs also came to see the benefits of right-wing reactionary politics. Whether that was before or as blades were being drawn across their throats no one can say with certainty. But what we can say…
View original post 347 more words
After coming under attack early in his presidency for ignoring the Jewish connection to the Holocaust, Donald Trump bent over backwards Tuesday, during the second day of his visit to Israel, to make amends.
I’m going to simply lay out here
A) Why Muslim speakers such as Omar Suleiman and Nouman Ali Khan, with their easy smiles and stylish (with a sprinking of witty) YouTube channels are a dangerous cover-up for something very sinister
B) Why it’s sinister
I have spent about a year in total watching and listening to Omar Suleiman, Nouman Ali Khan and many other Islamic teachers. They ranged from the benign, ever-smiling and somewhat cuddly Mufti Menk to fire-breathing Wahhabis you’re praying to God aren’t on your flight.
I bought a subscription to Bayyinah TV, learned to read Arabic a bit, read the Quran through a few times with commentaries from the different schools of thought, did Ramadan and even walked around in hijab in my tiny and somewhat bewildered rural community and all of it to better understand this faith. I then took a diploma course in the foundations…
View original post 1,649 more words
A haunting photograph has captured the moment a busker was led to his death by drug dealers who savagely tortured him and left him to die.
A concerned member of the public took the chilling photo showing Paul Pass and his friend Mark Andrews being kidnapped by Abdulmalik Adua, 17, and Rezwan Islam, 19, following a row over drugs.
Just one hour later, Mr Pass was dead after being stabbed in a main artery and beaten with a guitar so ferociously the wood splintered.
In the same sickening and brutal ordeal, Mr Andrews was made to drink his own urine and had washing up liquid forced down his throat before he managed to escape and dial 999.
A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 19 people and left 50 more injured in a terrorist attack inside Manchester Arena at the end of a teen concert tonight.
Video footage showed thousands of people fleeing in tears from the venue, many covered in blood, after the Ariana Grande concert finished. Two US officials have said it was a suspected suicide bomber.