KHARTOUM, Sudan — A court convicted a British teacher Thursday of insulting Islam by letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced her to 15 days in prison, followed by deportation — avoiding a possible punishment of 40 lashes.
The sentence and quick trial swiftly resolved the case, which had left Sudan’s government facing the anger of Britain on one side and potential trouble from powerful Islamic hard-liners on the other.
Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to listen to a talk given by Mark Steyn. He is frakking brilliant! One line (among many many) that sticks in my mind, “The Democrats have no enemies, only adversaries whose grievances they haven’t accomodated yet.” He also reiterated his answer to the question: “Will Islam ever reform?” he says, “Islam is already reforming… towards Jihad.
Good Stuff…I hope to have a video together by this weekend, so you all can partake in his brilliance.
Note the fearless leader was no where to be found.
The armed man took hostages at the office on 28 North Main St. Friday afternoon. Foster’s Daily Democrat identified the suspect as Leeland Eisenberg, of Somersworth, N.H., someone who is well known to police in Rochester.
PARIS (Reuters) – Riots which hit a Paris suburb this week were the work of a “thugocracy” of criminals and not the result of social deprivation, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday.Sarkozy’s remarks came three days after dozens of police were injured in clashes with rioters following the death of two boys in a collision with a police car in the suburb of Villiers-le-Bel, to the north of Paris.“I reject any form of other-worldly naivety that wants to see a victim of society in anyone who breaks the law, a social problem in any riot,” he said in a speech to police officers.“What happened in Villiers-le-Bel has nothing to do with a social crisis. It has everything to do with a ‘thugocracy’.” “The response to the riots isn’t yet more money on the backs of the tax payers. The response to the riots is to arrest the rioters,” he said. In 2005 Sarkozy triggered outrage, including among many people unconnected with the unrest, when he branded the rioters as “racaille” (“scum” or “rabble”).
VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France, Nov. 27 — Dodging rocks and projectiles, the police lined the streets of this tense suburb Tuesday where angry youths have vowed to seek revenge for the deaths of two teenagers who died in a weekend collision with a police car.
Police union officials warned that the violence was escalating into urban guerrilla warfare, with shotguns aimed at officers — a rare sight in the last major outbreak of suburban unrest, in 2005.
More than 80 have been injured so far — four of them as a result of gunfire — and the rage was still simmering Tuesday afternoon. Inside the city hall of Villiers-le-Bel, a group of visiting mayors appealed for calm while police officers dodged rocks outside.
“We are sitting targets,” said Sophie Bar, a local police officer who stood guard outside. “They were throwing rocks at us and it was impossible to see where they came from. They just came raining over the roof.”
The violence was set off by the deaths of two teenagers on a motorbike who were killed in a crash with a police car Sunday night. The scene, with angry (Muslim) youths targeting the police mostly with firebombs, rocks and other projectiles, was reminiscent of three weeks of rioting in 2005.
Two teenagers who ignored warnings to pull over and were driving erratically. They would be alive today, if they acted reasonable and sanely. But hey, any excuse for a riot, no?
But senior police officials warned that the violence was more intense this time. “Things have changed since 2005,” said Joachim Masanet, secretary general of the police wing of the UNSA trade union. “We have crossed a red line. When these kids aim their guns at police officers, they want to kill them. They are no longer afraid to shoot a policeman. We are only on the second day since the accident, and already they are shooting guns at the police.” Some young men stood by the charred timbers of the town’s police station, laughing and surveying the damage.
Not only police stations, but a grade school:
and a library:
Cem, 18, of Turkish origin, declined to give his name because he feared police reprisals. But he and his friend Karim, of Algerian descent, said they both had participated in rioting over the past two days.
Let me guess, both teenagers practice the religion of peace when not particpating in the destruction of their own neighborhood.
“That’s just the beginning,” Cem said. “This is a war. There is no mercy. We want two cops dead.” Karim added: “The police brought this on themselves. They will regret it.”
Is this an example of what Ron Paul calls ‘blowback’? It is interesting to note that both teens are far more interested in death over justice for these two dead juveniles. This story has the stench of the Paris muslim riots of 2005.
The quote above is eerily similar to a photo from a muslim riot in London a few years back:
Six of the officers hurt in the clashes Monday were in serious condition, according to Francis Debuire, a police union official. Four were wounded by gunfire, including one who lost an eye and another who suffered a shattered shoulder. The biggest risk, the police say, is that the violence will spread.
In 2005, unrest cascaded through more than 300 towns, leaving 10,000 cars burned and 4,700 people arrested. As night fell in Villiers-le-Bel, the anxiety was evident. Strangers warned people to hide their cellphones because youths were snatching them on the street. People hurried to their homes, while some gathered in knots on street corners. Police helicopters circling public housing developments spotted stockpiles of rocks stacked along the roofs.
Naim Masoud, 39, a teaching assistant in Villiers-le-Bel, said that, in her school, even 8-year-old children talked about racism and discrimination by the police. “It will take a lot more than riot police to cure this neighborhood,” she said. “These children feel like foreigners. It is inexcusable what they are doing, but the seeds are deep.”
Why do they feel marginalized? Why place their own ethnicity over being, well, French? This is the effect of self segregation, otherwise known as multiculturalism, producing individuals who believe they are inferior making them easy marks for radical islam and liberal race baiters.
Some of the fiercest clashes Monday took place near a bakery where one of the dead, a 16-year-old known only as Larami because his identity has not been made public, was an apprentice. Habib Friaa, the owner of the bakery, said Larami had been highly regarded. He was stunned, he added, to learn Monday about his death. “It’s quite something to say goodbye to somebody on Saturday and learn two days later that he died. We’re like a family here because we’re a small business,” Mr. Friaa said, noting that Larami “was not a delinquent. He was somebody who was learning our profession and he was serious.”
My thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded French police officers. To the pox on humanity that burn schools, libraries, and police stations – you are only destroying yourself – which would be an improvement to mankind.
CPAC: The 2008 Conservative Political Action Conference is being held on February 7th – 9th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington Dc. This is an annual political conference attended by conservatives, activists, elected officials, and some lurking libertarians. I’m in…are you?
Black Friday: Who cares anymore – or are you not listening to my broadcast and doing your part to ‘blacken’ this day. If you don’t have the luxury of time to get up at 3 am to head to Wal-Mart, you can catch all the action here:The Official Black Friday 2007 Website.Go Crazy.
Blog Crush:Mike’s America. An extraordinary blogger with a down to earth personality – makes one wonder why he is not running for President. He’d get my vote!
“In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear holocaust, as did most of my compatriots. That’s the conviction that inspired Greenpeace’s first voyage up the spectacular rocky northwest coast to protest the testing of U.S. hydrogen bombs in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Thirty years on, my views have changed, and the rest of the environmental movement needs to update its views, too, because nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change.”
As with many television shows, production of the “Battlestar” series is hobbled by the writers’ strike. The first half of the forthcoming season is unaffected, Mr. Howe said, but the second half could be delayed.
Delayed?? Till when – 2009?? I can’t see how any strike can affect a television show that takes a YEAR hiatus between seasons.
I admit that I am a Woot addict, and have been one for quite some time and I’m not alone in this addiction. It is the first topic of conversation at the office, where my coworkers compare their latest purchases and speculate on when the next woot-off or bag-of-crap will occur on Woot.
Additionally, there is a unofficial competition at the office to collect the largest number of woot-shirts. There have been many nights when my alarm was set at 2 am to catch the latest woot shirt. Ah, the life of an addict…
My latest purchase is the iRobot Roomba 4296 Remote Schedular Robotic Vacuum. Woot claims its “low-profile design fits under beds, sofas, and other tight spots where conventional vacuums can’t reach“. It acts just like my precious Pomeranian, but with better results! Below is a photo of the Roomba that I snagged from Woot:
Below is a recent photo of Le Poofy Dog:
I look forward to the iRoomba vs Poofy Dog interaction!
While I’ve been busy documenting the evolution of a one-man rally in West Chester, there have been other exciting protests going on in this great nation. A week long peace protest/blockade was recently held outside of Port Olympia Seattle, Wa.
A valiant patriot took to the stage when his attempt to videotape the assembled moonbattery was censored by the surrounding liberals. These people promote free speech, don’t you know:
Love how the tolerant peace protesters attempted to block shipments from Port Olympia. These people ‘support the troops’, don’t you know.
Note the blue signs distributed by FCNL (Friends Committe on National Legislation) – the largest ‘peace’ lobby in Washington, DC. This peace protest seems hardly the venue this quaker lobbying group would like to be associated with, yet these signs are littered all over these protests. The same signs can be found on display every Saturday in West Chester. Both sets of protesters embrace peace throught the tenets of the quaker religion, don’t you know.