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Five Get Life. Justice Prevails in the UK.

Posted by Exile on April 30, 2007

Strike one for the police in the UK. The Old Bailey has just sentenced five terrorists to life imprisonment for planning a huge bombing. The idea was to make explosives from a half ton of fertiliser and explode it in several locations. The devastation would have been awesome.
This from the BBC.

Britain’s top anti-terrorist policeman, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, said: “This was not a group of youthful idealists. They were trained, dedicated, ruthless terrorists who were obviously planning to carry out an attack against the British public.”

That’s not what their defense lawyer had to say about them but who cares. The fact is, the jury agreed with the police and the public prosecutor. This is indeed good news. Life for planning an attack. That kind of sets the precedent. I want to see more of this.
Back to the BBC article:

Jurors in the year-long Old Bailey trial heard of plans to target a shopping centre, nightclub and the gas network with a giant fertiliser bomb. The judge, Sir Michael Astill, said the men, all British citizens, had “betrayed their country”. It has also been revealed some of the plotters met two of the 7 July London suicide bombers.
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The fertiliser bomb plot investigation linked back to senior al-Qaeda figures in Pakistan and Afghanistan, including one who was detained by US forces in Iraq at the weekend. Omar Khyam, 25, from Crawley, West Sussex, was found guilty of conspiring to cause explosions likely to endanger life between 1 January 2003 and 31 March 2004. Also convicted were Waheed Mahmood, 34, and Jawad Akbar, 23, also of Crawley; Salahuddin Amin, 31, from Luton, Bedfordshire; Anthony Garcia, 24, of Barkingside, east London.

The judge told them: “You have betrayed this country that has given you every opportunity.”

He also warned them: “All of you may never be released. It’s not a foregone conclusion.”

“You have betrayed this country that has given you every opportunity.” Ain’t that the truth? About time someone had the guts to say it.

My congratulations to the UK, the Old Bailey, the jurors and the police. Well done, all of you.

Link: The BBC Article.

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday.

Posted by Exile on April 29, 2007

The neighbours woke us up today. Early. I’m sure that was not their intention, but they did anyway. I like to sleep late on a Sunday. So does my wife. That is hard when you sleep with the window open and the neighbour decides that today is the day when that big old tree in the back yard has to come down. Start the chain saw massacre. At 08.00 on a Sunday?

He must be mad or deeply insensitive. Or both.

My wife was not pleased. She got up in a foul temper. “Idiot”, she said. “Why now?”, she asked. I had no answer for her. Which made me his accomplice. Mia culpa. Like it or not.

After her morning coffee and toast, she began staring out the door at the stupid, unfeeling neighbour. It didn’t help.

I decided, that as the day was ruined anyway, I might as well keep the promise I made myself and mow the lawn. I hate mowing the lawn. I cannot think of anything I would rather do less than mow the lawn. Mowing the lawn is the very last thing I really ever want to do. I have to do it. But I never want to.

Off to the woodshed then, to bring the lawnmower out of the mothballs I put it in last year at the end of the lawn mowing season. Now, it isn’t like you just get it out of the shed and then go mow the lawn. Oh no. You have to prepare the blasted thing first. I drained it for fuel last year and packed it in a plastic tarpaulin to protect it. It is a new machine. Only been started 4 times in its life. I checked the oil level. OK, no problem there. I carefully poured 95% unleaded fuel into its little tank and screwed the cap back on. Out into the sunshine with it then, and prepare to start up. Check the handbook. Page 4. “Starting the engine.” Choke full on. See illustration 3. OK. Lift the throttle bar on the handle and hold it up while you pull the starter cord. See illustration 4. All pretty straightforward stuff. OK. Here goes. Heave. “Duh-duh-duh-duh”, says the machine. It should say “Brrrmmm”. All I got was Duh-duh-duh-duh. Heave again. Harder. “Duh-duh-duh-duh”. Repeat. Repeat again. After countless attempts I am a frothing, sweating, extremely angry animal.

My temper is not good when I have been rudely awakened on a Sunday. Today is no exception. My day is ruined, my wife thinks I am in cahoots with the stupid neighbour and now the bloody lawn mower, which is only 9 months old and worked well the last time I had to get the thing going, says only “Duh-duh-duh-duh”. There is no reason for it to do so. None at all.

“You useless piece of bloody scrap iron on wheels bastard machine. Start you piece of crap!” Heave. “Duh-duh-duh-duh”. Heave. “Duh-duh-duh-duh”. More profanities. I don’t care if it is the Lords day.

Finally, red faced and mad as hell and now being taunted by the neighbours child, who wants to hear me swear some more, I storm off to find tools. Major mechanical surgery is obviously required to solve the situation. I have a wide selection of spanners and wrenches and things. I was a fitter once, so I know the value of a good tool set. Would you believe that the spark plug on my lawn mower is not a standard size? Not one damn spanner or wrench fitted and the adjustable version couldn’t reach down into the narrow and extra-specially confined, expertly designed and machined space that the non-standard spark plug sits in. Back to the tool room. Which is a long way from the woodshed. Finally I found what appeared to be a spark plug tube spanner and went back to the now hated machine. Yippee. It fitted. Spark plug successfully removed, I began to investigate the inner workings of the machine. The plug was wet, so fuel gets to the cylinder OK. Does it spark? Connecting the HT lead to the plug and pulling the cord while holding the base of the plug against the frame should give me a spark. Or a high voltage shock. Neither one was forthcoming. I dried the plug. Tried again. No joy. “Goddamn lousy motherf***ing machine!” I cried. The neighbours kid is jubilant. His vocabulary is growing by the minute. This is the final frustration. I give up. Reassembling the lawn mower, I decide to take it back to the hardware store tomorrow and beat the guy that sold it to me about the head with it. I packed up my tools. I returned them to the tool room. Back to the dead lawn mower. I kicked it and hurt my foot. Which helped, no end.

Before absolutely giving up, because I’m a stubborn, mean old sod at heart, I pulled on the cord one last time. “Brrrmmm” said the machine. “What the Hell…?” I don’t understand it at all, but hey, I’m in business. No longer saying the dreaded “Duh-duh-duh” thing, it now says “Putt-putt-putt”, and the neighbours kid is heartbroken. Look out grass, here I come. Fifty times up and down the garden in the searing spring sunshine on a Sunday morning and not a dry eye in the area. Tears of joy, and sweat in buckets, I am finally actually mowing the bloody lawn. What a sense of achievement!

I hate mowing the lawn.

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The Immigration Gumball.

Posted by Exile on April 29, 2007

I think eveyone who is worried about immigration should see this. Especially the Americans.

Watch this on Youtube.

If it’s true for the States, then what about Europe?

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Global Yawning.

Posted by Exile on April 28, 2007

I couldn’t help thinking about the weather reports that are circulating around the TV stations. It’s as if they are trying very hard to convince me of something that isn’t really all that worrying. Here are a few examples:

“The expected average temperature for the month (April 2007) is 11.1C, beating the record of 10.6C set in 1865, according to the Central England Temperature (CET) records that date back to 1659.”

Denmark: “April is expected to set the record as the warmest since 1873. Warmer than the 8.4 degrees measured in 1948.”

Germany: “Average temperature of 11.7 degrees beats the old record from 1961. The dryest April since 1901.”

See what I mean? Let’s turn that round.

The temperatures today are slightly higher than the previous highest recorded 1865. 142 years ago. But they didn’t have global warming then, did they?

Denmark is experiencing temperatures slightly above the previous record set in 1873. 134 years ago. But they didn’t have global warming then, did they?

Germany is experiencing the highest temperatures since 1961. 46 years ago. But they didn’t… have…. Oh.

That’s how it is with records. At some point, a new one will be set.

Big deal.

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Naser Khader. Taking the US by Storm.

Posted by Exile on April 27, 2007

Naser Khader is making a name for himself in the US of A. Speaking at a public session in the Hudson Institute in Washington, he caused a lot of excitement amongst both panelists and the audience. Explaining that he felt that the Motoon affair in Denmark had brought the moderate muslims out of their hiding places, he suggested that the US should have their own Motoon-like case to set some precedent in the US. He explained that after the affair in Denmark, the new organisation of Moderate Muslims was created in order to voice the moderate opinion. The organisation has now changed its name and is called “Democratic muslims”.

His direct attacks on the extremists brought applause and laughter from the assembly. This man does not mince his words. He said:

The Muhammed affair woke the moderate muslims in Denmark, and got them to speak out against the extremists. After the affair, there were only three percent among the Danish muslims that supported the radical imams. Fourteen percent support our organisation and the principles behind Democratic Muslims. I would actually recommend a Muhammed affair here.

Khader has given a lot to his cause. Constantly protected by bodyguards in Denmark, he appears to be enjoying his trip to The States. Mixing business with pleasure, he is making new friends and new contacts. So confident is he, that he suggests an international cooperation between groups of democratically minded muslims. And he believes there are many of them to be found.

We, the moderate muslims, must retake Islam. We must stand together against the Islamists. We must activate the passive muslims, but that can only happen if the strongest take the lead. Therefore, we must unite and thereby become strong. We in Denmark would like to invite moderate muslims from all over the world to partake in our mission and create an international organisation.

Amen to that. Could it be that this relatively quiet man, in his modest way, can start the revolution that Islam is so seriously in need of? Someone has to. If it should be him, then I can only applaud him and continue to support him.

Anyone else would recieve my blessing too.

Hat tip. Jyllands Posten. Article in Danish.

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Copenhagens Grand Mosque.

Posted by Exile on April 27, 2007

Taking us a step further toward the final demise of Copenhagen and the city as we know it, is the newly revealed plan for a huge mosque to be built in the Ørestad region of Denmark. Which is pretty close to where I live. So I ain’t really happy about this. The Copenhagen post has brought this article describing the project, which I see as merely being another part of THE PROJECT.

The Grand Mosque of Copenhagen.
By The Copenhagen Post.
A moderate Muslim foundation and a Danish architect are planning to make Copenhagen’s first mosque one of Europe’s largest.

Construction of Copenhagen’s first mosque moved closer to reality Wednesday after the Tabah Foundation, a moderate Muslim group, approved a design by Danish architect Jan Wenzel to build ‘The Grand Mosque of Copenhagen’. The minaret-less mosque, if approved by the city, would likely be built in the city’s new Ørestad district. According to the design, the mosque itself will have room for 3000 worshippers, while the entire complex will feature a multi-cultural centre, hotel and student housing.

That’s got to cost a lot of money. In fact the estimated cost is DKK 3,2 billion. US readers, divide by about 5.5 to get dollars.
(Hey I’m a writer, not a mathematician – you work it out!)
And just where is the cash coming from?

The money will be raised by the Tabah Foundation, the same organisation that hosted last spring’s ‘Search for Mutual Understanding’ conference in which a group of 60 young Danes met with young Muslims in the United Arab Emirates. Wenzel expected that the backing of the group would ensure that funding came from moderate Sunni and Shiite Muslim groups.

Well, that sounds promising, since they are ripping each others throats out down in sunny Iraq. (Or is that sunni Iraq?) (Ah, who gives a shia?) The architect revealed his grand plan in New York, of all places, which is where he lives and works. He says that he sees his futuristic, crescent-moon shaped mosque as “a way to create understanding”.

Yes. I’ll bet he does. Especially as he will probably make a fortune into the bargain, if it gets built. To me, it looks like a bowl of porridge being slowly tipped over to one side, but I am not an architect either, so you be the judge.

He also claims that the design is so different that it can “break some of the taboos associated with Islam.” Now what taboos would that be? The freedom of religion? Homosexuality? Sharia law? Drawings of the prophet?
This little comment at the end of the article is, to say the least, interesting.

The city has already expressed its willingess to build a mosque in Copenhagen. The council has been informed of Tabah’s interest, but the foundation said it would only request a meeting with city representatives once it had secured sufficient funding.

But I daresay that some fat saudi prince is about to write the cheque.

And the next project for them? Probably not the building of a Christian church in Saudi Arabia. Even if we could find the funds to do it.

Hat tip: Copenhagen Post.

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US-UK-Scandinavian Summit in the News

Posted by Exile on April 26, 2007

Here is a little extract from a write up by michnews.com following the UK-Scandinavia Summit which was held in Copenhagen on the 14th of this month.US, UK and Scandinav

US, UK and Scandinavian Counter-Jihad Summit
By Heritage New Media
MichNews.com
Apr 23, 2007

Fairfax, Virginia, USA: April 23, 2007: Political activists and writers from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the UK and US met on April 14 for the first international Counter-Jihad Summit, at Preben Møller Hansens inn “Den Danske Kro,” and also in separate meetings on April 15. They discussed common problems with the loss of constitutional liberties, individual rights and the rule of law due to Islamist groups who impose sharia laws and jihadist terrorism and criminality.

Read the entire article here.

The movement is growing. No sharia here, thanks.

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New Alliance in Denmark.

Posted by Exile on April 25, 2007

SIAD and a few other like minded groups are getting organised in Denmark. According to the SIAD Danish blog, a new alliance is being formed out of similar groups with one common theme. The counter-jihad movement.
Anti-jihad Danmark (SIAD, Nationale Danskere, I Media, Frit DK og Frie Danske Nationalister) are organising their first demonstration in Aalborg in Northern Jutland on the 12th of May. The theme of the demo will concentrate on less control of citizens and more control over the gangs that run free in that area in particular, and Denmark in general.

Despite the somewhat nationalistic names that some of these groups have, they are committed to fighting anything undemocratic. As Anders Gravers puts it, “all the ‘isms.” Communism, Nazism, Fascism and Islamism.
I support the initiative. There are many fractions of resistance in Denmark. This is a well known tradition here. During the last occupation of Denmark there were many resistance groups all working independently. If one was lost, it did not mean the end of resistance. The others would carry on. They deliberately kept themselves seperate. No group knew any of another group members. Not so these days. We need each other now as never before.
If any of my Danish readers are getting this, go to http://siad.dk/ and read more. SIAD will be presenting the groups, one at a time, over the next few weeks.

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Charles Darwin vs. Islam.

Posted by Exile on April 25, 2007

I like Charles Darwin. Both his theory of evolution and his book, “The Origin of Species”, which has always been a favourite of mine. Darwin, in his time and for years after, was severely attacked for his theories on evolution. Despite that, and the efforts of churches and their representatives, his theories are now widely accepted, if not thoroughly documented and taught as the truth about our origins and that of the creatures around us.
Obviously, this couldn’t go on. I mean, it’s not acceptable to some that a god wasn’t involved somewhere along the way. So, for all you Adam and Eve, forbidden apples on forbidden trees and snake in the garden fans out there, here is a ray of hope from Turkey.

A collection of wealthy muslim businessmen are attacking poor old Darwin with a book declaring that Darwinism is the root of all evil and the reason for things like communism, nazism, racism and terrorism. The book, a 765 page long volume is being sent out to schools all over Europe. Whether they want it or not. It is well illustrated, printed on glossy paper, full of pictures and delivered free to all kinds of higher learning establishments. It is called “The Atlas of Creation”, and was written by a nice Turkish muslim chap called Harun Yahya.
The book has been showing up in the post at schools since the summer of last year. It is now showing up in the post for several politicians and scientists.
It declares that Darwinism is also the root of several violent ideologies that have brought catastrophe to the human race in the last 100 years and then goes on to state that Islam is the only way to solve all the crises in the world today.

(If Islam is the only answer, then it must have been a really bloody stupid question to start with.)

The Danish reaction? Well, I read that one high school teacher and her literary team are actually using the book in their classes. It is used to illustrate how sources may be erroneous and not be trusted! But they ask the question, as to why nobody has reacted to this book with disgust. I presume they mean the politicians.

The French were bombarded with this literary surprise as early as February this year. They immediately warned all their schools about the book which was sent out in several thousand examples over ten days to various schools in France.

I can understand the muslim backlash to Darwin. He wrote the truth about evolution. That must be a thorn in the side of a religion which hasn’t evolved one bit since it was created some 1400 years ago. Darwin also noted, that things which do not evolve eventually die off and go extinct. Let us hope that is true of the religion which is now attacking him again.

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Thankyou Dr. Walid Phares.

Posted by Exile on April 24, 2007

Finally I have found someone who reiterates my thinking in my post from April 10.
Dr. Walid Phares
was commenting on a speech made by British MP Hilary Benn at a New York meeting organized by the Center on International Cooperation think-tank. I found the article on The New Media Journal.

When Jihadi cells grow and operate in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, blow up undergrounds, conspire to destroy airliners over the Atlantic; when British authorities are now monitoring more than 1,200 potential future Terrorists across the isles; that is not a local police issue. When the Salafi Jihadists operate in Morocco, Algeria, India, Russia, Indonesia, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Holland, France, Canada and the United States, with one ideology, a focused identity, a global strategy and a set of coordinated moves; and when on top of that, their leaders, commanders and emirs clearly state their world objectives, identify their common enemy; when all that is displayed and restated on and on in the media and on internet, it is most troubling that a member of the British Government, in charge of “international development” fails on guessing who the war is against and who his country and democracies around the world are up against. If that is not a Global War, what else could be? Mr. Benn’s incapacity to identify the global threat is disturbing, particularly because the enemy isn’t secret nor is its ideology confidential. But let’s note that US legislators lately have recommended similar mind games.

Dr. Walid Phares.

He could have said that about any one of our present leaders. They do not grasp the simple truth, that the whole of Islam is waging war against us and not merely disassociated groups of mad ragheads with a utopian idea of a medieval state made real in our time. We are at war. Politicians, wake up. Smell the cordite!

Our enemy is called ISLAM!

Footnote:
Dr. Walid Phares is Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and author of Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America (Palgrave/St. Martin, 2005). He is also a Professor of Middle East Studies at Florida Atlantic University and a contributing expert to FOX News. The international version of Professor Walid Phares’ Future Jihad is now released. The new title is “Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against the West” Published by Palgrave/St Martin; New York and London (December 2006).

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