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How embarrassing, Mr Musharaf.

Posted by Exile on October 31, 2006

I wonder what is really going on in Pakistan. Prince Charles is there on an official visit and should have been to one of Pakistan’s new “model madrassa” schools. After the sudden attack on a madrassa in Chenagai, six miles north of Khar, which is the main town in the Bajaur tribal region bordering Afghanistan, plans were immediately changed. But I think there may be more to this than just prudent security. If one reads between the lines, it would appear that Musharaf didn’t know the hit was on.

The Prince of Wales’s controversial visit today to a madrassa in the border town of Peshawar has been cancelled over fears for his safety, after calls by Islamic leaders for revenge for a Pakistani airstrike that destroyed another religious school about 60 miles (100km) away.
His security team considered the trip to Peshawar the riskiest of his tour and had tried to keep the planned journey a secret. But details of his programme, including the name of the madrassa, were published locally, adding to security concerns.

Which brings me to the conclusion that the security team is not all that secure. But it’s what follows that raises a few interesting questions for me.

Diplomats were surprised at the timing of yesterday’s military raid because Pakistan’s leadership had been hoping for calm during what they saw as a chance to improve relations with Britain.
The cancellation will embarrass President Musharaf because the royal visit was meant to showcase how Pakistan is modernising its religious seminaries after claims by Britain and other Western governments that these schools are a breeding ground for extremists.
Military commanders denied that the strike was an attempt to demonstrate to the world how Mr Musharaf was keeping his promise to clamp down on militant training centres.

Diplomats were surprised at the timing; It will embarrass President Musharaf; Military commanders denied…
Surely, if Musharaf is in control of the country and the military, then all this would have been discussed with him before the raid took place? Or is the army acting on it’s own? Or is someone else pulling the strings? Someone obviously set this in motion, apparently without telling the boss. And exactly right on the very day when the biggest diplomatic visit to Pakistan for years is to take place? That’s what I call timing. Either really good, or really bad, planning, depending on your end goal.
Is Musharaf finally losing his grip on the whole affair? He has recently survived two assassination attempts, so he is not well loved by all, and now this piece of embarrassment. Was it engineered?
I leave the last remarks to the army spokesman and The Times.

Major-General Shaukat Sultan, the army spokesman, said: “We received confirmed intelligence reports that 70 to 80 militants were hiding in a madrassa used as a terrorist training facility.”
Among those killed was Liaquat Hussain, a local cleric believed to be a close associate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s second in command, who has a $25 million bounty on his head.

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Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali and "the meat".

Posted by Exile on October 30, 2006

I’m not much for all this karma business. You know, what goes around, comes around stuff. It belongs to superstition and not rational thought in my opinion. However, just once in a while, I get jolted by life’s strange coincidences. This little article in the BBC’s Asia-Pacific section on their webside had me thinking.

Australia’s top Muslim cleric at the centre of a storm over his comments about immodestly dressed women has asked for “indefinite leave”.
Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali had asked for leave from his duties at Sydney’s main Lakemba Mosque, he said in a statement read on his behalf.

Earlier, he was taken to hospital with chest pains after collapsing.
[…]
On Monday, at a meeting with the Lebanese Muslim Association, he collapsed and was rushed to hospital.

He was said to be in a stable condition but would remain in hospital for at least three days.

So he is in hospital, eh? Where he will doubtlessly be well cared for by the very immodestly dressed nurses that he feels are ripe for rape by their simply being, well, women. Women without headscarves. He called them “uncovered meat”.

If I was one of those nurses, I would refuse to have anything to do with the man. He could lie in absolute agony with these chest pains and I wouldn’t even blink.
But knowing how nurses usually are, they will afford him the same care and attention and help that they always manage to provide for the sick and needy. They will wash him, change his bed linnen, puff up his pillows and administer medicine to him. They will ease his pain and offer him comfort.

Somehow, I feel, all that will be lost on the sheik. He will probably feel that is their duty to look after him, simply because he is a muslim man and they are “merely” women. He probably won’t even thank them.

I do hope he’s in a great deal of pain.

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Freedom of the press in Denmark.

Posted by Exile on October 28, 2006

A thing of the past, it seems. The organisation calling itself “Journalists without borders” has relegated Denmark from a first place to A nineteenth place in the ranking of freedom of the press in all lands. This cartoon appeared in Jyllands Posten, one of Denmarks largest and now world famous newspaper, today. I couldn’t resist translating the caption.

The reason for this relegation to the lower echelons? Mohammed cartoons and the following lawsuits against JP and the journalists and cartoonists who drew the famous pictures. Thanks to Mohammed.
Frankly I’m damn well fed up with all the bowing and scraping to these unwelcome muslim invaders. For that is what they are, no more, no less. If the press has any remaining self respect in Denmark, then it has to refute this and publish the truth about the situation.
I am tired of reading phrases like “of other ethnic origin”, “of immigrant background”, “youths” and “new Danes”. This is PC gone mad.
We all know who and what they are. Call a spade a spade. It is not an “earth re-organiser”. It is not a “hand-held-gardening-impliment”. It’s a spade.

So why not start calling these muslim troublemakers by their real title?

They are muslims. Muhammedans. Islamic fanatics. And it is wrong to let those people threaten our press. And it is equally wrong of the press to allow itself to be threatened. If we cannot “publish and be damned” but publish anyway, then what’s left?

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Them bones, them bones.

Posted by Exile on October 25, 2006

Shockwaves are rolling through Germany. Horror and revilement.
Why? Well apparently some German soldier found a human cranium in the desert and held it up for a photo op with his mates. The picture was slipped to the press by some idiot and now the press is having a field day.
I daresay there are thousands of skeletal remains scattered over Afghanistan. I don’t believe anything untoward happened. Just that this cranium was found and photgraphed.

Times have changed.

I remember under a huge miltary exercise in Northern Germany, one of my fellow soldiers was “digging in” when he suddenly said, “Bloody stones everywhere, always there where I have to dig a trench!” Then he stopped. “Hey! This ain’t a stone – it’s a f***ing skull!” (To coin the soldiers vernacular.)
We all immediately stopped digging in and went for a look see. Yep. It was definitely a skull. He held it up triumphantly. Almost Shakespearean. And other bones were found too. That we were in a wood near Bergen Belsen made it even more creepy.
The police were called out, we took our photo’s and the area was thoroughly dug up for remains. We had discovered a leftover from the second world war. A grave in the woods. We never found out just who those poor people had been. Probably Jewish remains, or slavic. There were many dead there.
In the same area, we found a Luger pistol, buried near the base of a tree. It would have remained there if one of us hadn’t needed to answer the call of nature and went to dig himself a latrine. It was still in it’s holster, still loaded, packed in greased paper and bound with string. The pistol was handed over to the police as well, but we received it back as a Squadron “trophy” and it was later displayed along with other regimental memorabilia.
None of this made it into the press as far as I know. No journalists came to interview us and no-one got tried or punished for desecrating the human remains.

So my question is, what’s the fuss in Germany about?
Is it merely because these may be the remains of some old bedouin, who just happened to be a muslim? I don’t think I could have resisted a “Yorrick” moment if I had found the offending cranium.
But these are arab remains, aren’t they?
Oh dear. Better not disturb them then.
And we’d better launch a huge and costly enquiry as to the circumstances concerning this chance find in the desert. We must be sure that we didn’t allow anyone to dig up a muslim graveyard for fun and pleasure.
After all, we wouldn’t want to hurt anyones feelings. Would we?

Much ado about nothing. (To quote my favourite Bard.)

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Is the BBC getting real?

Posted by Exile on October 24, 2006

World Net Daily carries an article which caught my beady eye today. It concerns the BBC and the bias that we have all known about for years. It appears a leaked memo has set the cat amongst the pigeons.

An internal British Broadcasting Corporation memo reveals senior figures admitted the national news agency was guilty of promoting left-wing views and anti-Christian sentiment. News of the memo, reported by British media, comes as the BBC continues to struggle against claims of biased reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and distorted coverage of the global fight against terror, reports the Israeli YnetNews.com.

The admissions of bias were made at a recent “impartiality” summit the BBC held. Most executives admitted the corporation’s representation of homosexuals and ethnic minorities was unbalanced and disproportionate, YnetNews.com said. The British news agency, the report said, leaned too strongly towards political correctness, the overt promotion of multiculturalism, anti-Americanism and discrimination against the countryside.

Well well. Bless my soul. Isn’t that a revelation? All this has been denied for years by the Beeb and lord knows how many others, but finally, the truth will officially out. The article continues to describe how the Beeb “uncovered” this strange behaviour of misrepresentation:

At the summit, executives were given a fictitious scenario in which they were asked to make a judgment.

In the illustration, Jewish comedian Sasha Baron Cohen would participate in a studio program in which guests were allowed to symbolically throw in a garbage bin things
they hated. What would you do, the executives were asked, if Cohen decided to throw kosher food, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bible and the Quran in the trash.
Everything would be allowed, the executives said, except for the Quran, for fear of offending the British Muslim community.

No problem with the Jews and Christians then. They don’t go on the rampage everytime someone says or does anything critical towards them. Only the Muslims are to be “feared”. Isn’t that the whole point of what we have been saying for donkeys? The muslims are dangerous. Unpredictably violent. Psychotic. We should disassociate ourselves from them and return them to Persia.
A final, and oh so truthful, quote ends the article:

A senior BBC executive admitted to the British paper Daily Express, “There was a widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness. Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC’s culture, that it is very hard to change it.”

May have gone too far in the direction of PC? May? Oh, come along.
Hard to change it?
It seems to me, that a good editor with a keen eye and a sense of proportion could solve that issue in seconds.

I know I could.

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Security? What security?

Posted by Exile on October 23, 2006

Burka-clad woman unchecked at airport.

By The Copenhagen Post.

A journalist dressed in a Muslim burka was not required to reveal her face to Copenhagen airport security

A reporter from daily newspaper B.T. dressed in a burka was able to pass through at Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport without being asked to reveal her face to security personnel.
Burkas are an item of Muslim clothing worn by women and exposing only the hands and eyes of their wearers. B.T.’s female reporter was required only to pull down the outfit’s veil past her nose when passing through the security checkpoint.

The reporter flew from Copenhagen to London Stansted airport, where she was required to fully reveal her face to security personnel there – both on the incoming and return flights.

Police acknowledged that the woman should have been checked more thoroughly, but said the incident will not lead to any procedural changes for airport security.

So the next time I fly, I can wear a balaclava ski-mask covering my face?
Yeah.
Right.

Someone should be shot for this.

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The new face of Sweden?

Posted by Exile on October 22, 2006

It wasn’t so long ago that Sweden took the right turn in it’s politics with the election of a more right than left wing government. I have been keeping an eye on Sweden just to see how things would begin to change, or not, as the case may be. Strangely enough, the Swedish cabinet chose a muslim woman as the new “Integration and Equality” minister. I thought then, this can’t be good. But surprise, surprise. She’s got off to a flying start.
This from, of all places, the Times of London:

The latest media darling of Scandinavian politics is not only black, beautiful and Muslim; she is also firmly against the wearing of the veil.
Nyamko Sabuni, 37, has caused a storm as Sweden’s new integration and equality minister by arguing that all girls should be checked for evidence of female circumcision; arranged marriages should be criminalised; religious schools should receive no state funding; and immigrants should learn Swedish and find a job.

Bravo. Now that’s my kind of woman! How much success she will have with this, before being shot dead on the street like Oluf Palme, is going to be interesting to see. Somehow I can’t see the Swedish muslims taking this lying down and I wonder how long it will be before Malmö and Stockholm start burning “a la Paris”.
It would be nice to see Sweden taking back it’s land and culture.
How can it be, that it takes a muslim woman to lead the way?

I suggest everyone read the article here.

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Prague rocks!

Posted by Exile on October 21, 2006

Early morning - Wenceslas Square.I am home from The Czech Republic. A terrific holiday where I visited Marienbad, Prague and Karlsbad. Three beautiful towns. There is a sort of optimism there now. With entry into the EU and free from the shackles of communist oppression, CZ is beginning to recover some of it’s former glory.
The Hungarians took the world pipe smoking championship. The guy smoked for 3 hours and 3 minutes before his pipe finally burned out. I wasn’t even close. They came from all over the world. Mexico, Russia, Japan and the United States, and almost every european country you can name. I met old friends and old combatants. We had a ball.
The sun shone throughout the holiday and it was a trip to remember. I am definitely going back to Prague.

I hope everyone has been behaving while I was away. I have a lot of e-mail to catch up on, not least from the 910 group (404 messages!) and some personal stuff to get through.

Damn, my holiday was great, but it’s good to be home.

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Cough and splutter, wheeze and choke.

Posted by Exile on October 11, 2006

I’m going on holiday for a week. I am going to take a week in the Czech Republic and will be competing along with about 20 other Danes, in the World Championship for slow pipesmoking.

The world record stands at 3 hours 19 minutes, for 3 grams of tobacco in one burn.

I will not be breaking any records! If I can last 1 hour, I will be happy.

Tobacco smoking was invented by the North American indians and first came to Europe with the vikings. Long before Sir Walter Raleigh and company, who didn’t get there before much later, but took all the credit. The indians smoked “peace pipes”. I believe they smoked a little cannabis with their tobacco. They were pretty laid back about life before we started the genocide that came with colonisation. We can thank them for this relaxing pastime.

A strange sport, one may think. Yes it is. But the purpose of it is simple. We all get a new pipe. We are all issued with 3 grams of tobacco, two matches and a wooden stamper. We fill our pipes, we all light up the same time, last man (or woman) still smoking wins. Simple.

The thing is, that we compete with people from all over the world. And we all sit there, in peace with our burning pipes until they go out. And noone gets annoyed, nasty, angry, bitter or bad tempered about it. It is just a bit of fun. Noone considers race, religion or politics. We are simply there to smoke a pipe in the company of others.
Relax and laugh about it.

Now, who said smoking is bad for you? If the whole world smoked a pipe, then it would be a much more peaceful place to live.

Anyone interested can visit the website here.

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More Motoons.

Posted by Exile on October 10, 2006

An asshole with earsOnce again, the tolerant face of the religion of peace has shown itself. This time in Aarhus in Denmark. Get a good look at this picture of innocence to the right. His name is Raed Hlayhel. He is one of the many (far too many) imams in Denmark. He was the first to protest over the motoons last year and was with the delegation that went abroad spreading hatred and violence towards this country. I wonder who pays his rent?
He is out there again, this time on Al Jazeera, protesting over the cartoons drawn at a private party held by DFU, the youth organisation of the Danish Peoples Party. The whole event was videotaped by a so-called artist, Martin Rosengård Knudsen, who couldn’t wait to sell the tape to the TV. In fact, he may even have been instrumental in the whole affair by suggesting that the youngsters draw Mohammed. Big deal. I reckon just about everybody has seen enough drawings of Mo, not to get upset about it.
But oh no, not our plucky Raed. He’s deeply upset and hurt and sooo sensitive – again. (Yawn.) Here’s his chance to further his Jihad against his adopted country once more.

He does have a little resistance to cope with. One of the folks from the Democratic Muslims organisation saw him on Al Jazeera and blew the whistle. Ibrahim Ramadan is on the committee of that organisation and says that he heard Rael Hlayhel trying to whip up some sort of reaction, probably violent, directed at Denmark. This is mainly because he (Hlayhel) does not think the last reaction (to the Motoons) was strong enough. Others that have seen the video agree with Ibrahim Ramadan and confirm his translation of what was said.

Rael Hlayhel said, Quote:
“Muslims all over the world must stand together and understand what is happening in Denmark and how they insult the prophet.”

Yep. We sure do.

Screw Mohammed. And screw Raed Hlayhel.

Don’t like it here? Then leave. We won’t mind.

That’s putting it more than politely.

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