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From Our US Correspondent

Posted by Exile on March 12, 2010

The US State Department recently released its report on Human Rights Activities for just about every country on the planet. The press here has highlighted the concern expressed in the report about growing dissent in Europe with regard to the import and upkeep of our beloved muslim contingent, naming Denmark, The Netherlands and a few others.

They’re right. We are generally fed up with the lot of ‘em and would rather see them deported. I couldn’t resist finding the report and having a quick read through for myself. The sections marked “Societal abuses and discrimination” caught my eye. Here’s what I found:

Societal Abuses and Discrimination (Netherlands)

There were some reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice. Jews and Muslims faced instances of abuse during the year, although the experiences of the two communities differed. The government repeatedly criticized any form of anti-Semitism or anti-Islamic activity and worked with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to combat such abuses.

Muslims, who numbered approximately 850,000, faced societal resentment, attributable to perceptions that Islam is incompatible with Western values, that Muslim immigrants have failed to integrate, and that levels of criminal activity among Muslim youth are higher than the national average. Major incidents of violence against Muslims were rare, but minor incidents, including intimidation, brawls, vandalism, and graffiti with abusive language, were common. The Registration Center for Discrimination on the Internet (MDI) noted that the highest instance of reported offensive expressions (346) in 2008 concerned hatred of Muslims.

Some right-wing politicians depicted Islam as incompatible with the country’s traditions and social values; however, the government continued a comprehensive outreach campaign to counter anti-Muslim sentiments and right-wing nationalism, including a 25 million euro (35 million dollar) grant for programs in neighborhoods and schools in 2008-11. These efforts raised public awareness and triggered debate, but concerns about the policy’s effectiveness remained. The government made clear that it would combat groups espousing violence in support of an Islamist extremist agenda.

Hardly a hotbed of rampant discrimination. And let’s face it; Islam is “incompatible with western values”. We don’t support honour killings, bigamy and a whole host of other things that Islam does. Even if one does happen to spend 35 million dollars of our taxpayers money trying to convince us otherwise.

So how did Denmark do? Here goes:

Societal Abuses and Discrimination (Denmark)

There were isolated incidents of societal abuses and discrimination, including anti-immigrant (mainly Muslim and African) graffiti, desecration of ethnic minority gravesites, and low-level assaults, as well as some denial of service and hiring on racial grounds. Societal discrimination against religious minorities was difficult to distinguish from discrimination against ethnic minorities. The government condemned the incidents, investigated several, and brought some cases to trial.

Reports continued of desecration of graves of the religious majority and those of ethnic and religious minorities; however, centrally compiled statistics are no longer available.

The Jewish population was estimated at 7,000 persons. There were isolated incidents of anti-Semitism, apparently perpetrated primarily by immigrants, according to victims’ reports. Most incidents involved vandalism, such as graffiti, and nonviolent verbal assaults. In 2008 there were nine reported cases of religiously motivated crime, at least one of which involved anti-Semitic graffiti.

Name calling and graffiti. How absolutely unforgiveable of us. Compared to the rape and other violent crime that gets directed at us, the Europeans, I can see we’re a cruel and heartless lot.

One needs to see something truly obnoxious to compare with all this. So here’s how wahibi islamic Saudi did:

 

Societal Abuses and Discrimination (Saudi)

The government continued to enforce its official interpretation of Islam. Accordingly, it condoned societal abuses and discrimination against adherents of Shia Islam, including limited employment and educational opportunities and underrepresentation in official institutions, as well as societal abuses and discrimination against Christians, Jews, and others. The Shia minority, between 10 and 15 percent of the citizen population, live mostly in the Eastern and Western provinces and in Najran in the southwest. The local government in the Najran area subjected members of the Sulaiman Ismaili minority (a branch of Shia Islam) to officially sanctioned discrimination in employment and in the justice system.

The government required noncitizens to carry legal resident identity cards identifying them as "Muslim" or "non‑Muslim." Unlike previous years, there were no reports that sponsors withheld pay and residency card renewal based on religious factors.

But it’s European discrimination we’re all worried about. Right?

Give me a break.

You can see how your country did by reading the report for yourself here.

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Economic Stimulus

Posted by Exile on March 3, 2010

This appeared in my email and I just had to share it. I have no idea who thought this one through but his logic is surprisingly well founded.

It is a slow day in the small Minnesota town of Marshall, and the streets
are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is
living on credit.

A rich tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel,
lays a $100 bill on the desk and says he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs
before selecting one for the night.

As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next
door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to
the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier,
the Farmer’s Co-op.

The guy at the Farmer’s Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the
local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer
her "services" on credit.

The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel
owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich
traveller will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are
not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town
is now out of debt and looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Stimulus works.

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All Shook Up

Posted by Exile on March 3, 2010

Not so very long ago, a huge earthquake knocked down all the tin huts and jerry-built houses on Haiti. The world went mad with pity and millions, if not billions of Dollars, Pounds, Euros and Crowns streamed off to that country. TV stations held marathon phone in donation shows, there were pop concerts, TV concerts and promises of millions of donated funds to be sent to aid agencies of every kind were made. Every government in the western world promised aid and money.

Last week, the same thing happened in Chile. That earthquake was stronger than the one that hit Haiti and it was followed up buy a huge tsunami which had walloped it’s way up the coast and caused a whole lot of destruction there.

Strangely, we have not seen one concert, TV appeal for money or any other such arrangement for this country. I suppose the houses must be a little stronger there, or life much cheaper.

The Chilean government is doing all it can to control the situation. Troops and police have been ordered to shoot “looters” trying to scavenge food. Not one word of protest from any of the aforementioned western governments has yet been heard, nor have there been made any promises of help.

Why is that?

I am reminded of an unfortunate answer to an idiotic question, asked by a reporter for Danish Radio’s TV station, to their resident reporter in India after an earthquake there, some two or three years ago.

She asked,”How are you all feeling after the earthquake?”

The answer came immediately.

“We are deeply shaken….”

So am I.

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