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Washington Post: ‘Why the American left gave up on political violence”

(And why the right increasingly embraced it.)

But since the 1960s, left-wing movements in the United States (and in the West writ large) have gradually turned away from violence. There are three main reasons for this.

…The third and most important reason for giving up violence can be found in the new makeup of the American left. Emerging out of the rubble of the 1960s, the modern left, which coalesced around George McGovern’s quixotic 1972 presidential run, effectively represented a gathering of fugitives. African Americans, Hispanics, women, gay men and lesbians, Native Americans, and workers: These long-ostracized groups, which came to replace the New Deal coalition anchored by the white working class, were the very peoples against whom violence had been done for so long. Their painful histories made them instinctively averse to, and intolerant of, political violence. Those who had survived lynchings, beatings, bombings, sexual violence, forced removals and economic exploitation were least disposed to employ them in return. In 1972, those groups were often on the far left, but they eventually became the spine of Barack Obama’s electoral coalition.

…Antifa is mostly anarchist in nature; its members are suspicious and dismissive of the left’s embrace of government institutions. More important, it is loosely banded, disorganized and low scale. Brawling on campuses, throwing rocks or vandalizing property is reprehensible and illegal. But it is incomparable to the scope and breadth of organized violence demonstrated by the extreme right.

…members of the extreme right say they have been devastated by the economic effects of globalization, disempowered by multiculturalism and disenfranchised by the election of the nation’s first African American president. (Who says this? – Ed.) This sentiment has led to the rise of militia culture and violent resistance on unprecedented scales since the 1990s; it sparked the deadly standoff in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, 25 years ago, climaxed in the Oklahoma City bombing and has persisted, more recently, with the massacre of African American worshipers at a Charleston, S.C., church. (So Antifa and BLM are just a bunch of crazy kids, but unaffiliated nut Dylann Roof is a cultural trend. – Ed.)

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KNIFE HORROR Dusseldorf ‘stabbing sees one man knifed to death in shop as cops hunt suspect in German city’

A 31-YEAR-OLD man has reportedly been knifed to death another another person has been injured in a shop in Germany.

Police are hunting at least one suspect after a 25-year-old was also injured in the attack. in a shop in Dusseldorf and as cops hunt for at least one suspect.

Journalist Dirk Lotze, who is at the scene, says according to witnesses the suspects are hiding in a building.

…The attack is not thought to be terror-related, according to reports.

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Her Paypal info is right up there, if you feel like donating to a worthy cause

Plenty of black people are laughing at her, including the excellent Based Mara whose tweet brought this to my attention.

 

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New York Times: Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism

When Americans think of Communism in Eastern Europe, they imagine travel restrictions, bleak landscapes of gray concrete, miserable men and women languishing in long lines to shop in empty markets and security services snooping on th

 

e private lives of citizens. While much of this was true, our collective stereotype of Communist life does not tell the whole story.

Some might remember that Eastern bloc women enjoyed many rights and privileges unknown in liberal democracies at the time, including major state investments in their education and training, their full incorporation into the labor force, generous maternity leave allowances and guaranteed free child care. But there’s one advantage that has received little attention: Women under Communism enjoyed more sexual pleasure.

A comparative sociological study of East and West Germans conducted after reunification in 1990 found that Eastern women had twice as many orgasms as Western women.

…“(My mother) doesn’t understand how much harder it is now — it was so easy for women before the Wall fell,” she told me, referring to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall in 1989. “They had kindergartens and crèches, and they could take maternity leave and have their jobs held for them. I work contract to contract, and don’t have time to get pregnant.”

…In all the Warsaw Pact countries, the imposition of one-party rule precipitated a sweeping overhaul of laws regarding the family. Communists invested major resources in the education and training of women and in guaranteeing their employment. State-run women’s committees sought to re-educate boys to accept girls as full comrades, and they attempted to convince their compatriots that male chauvinism was a remnant of the pre-socialist past.

Although gender wage disparities and labor segregation persisted, and although the Communists never fully reformed domestic patriarchy, Communist women enjoyed a degree of self-sufficiency that few Western women could have imagined.

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Irish police drop Stephen Fry blasphemy probe

Police in the Republic of Ireland are no longer investigating a claim that British comedian Stephen Fry uttered blasphemous remarks on a TV show.

Irish media say the Garda dropped the case as there was no injured party.

A viewer had complained about comments made by Fry on a TV show in 2015.

Fry had asked why he should “respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world…. full of injustice”. He later said he was not “offensive towards any particular religion”.

…A controversial law against blasphemy was introduced in 2009. It carries a maximum penalty of a fine of €25,000 (£22,000).

…Speaking to the Irish Independent newspaper, the man who had accused Fry said: “I did my civic duty in reporting it.

“The guards did their duty in investigating it. I am satisfied with the result.”

…In a TV show called The Meaning of Life, hosted by Gay Byrne, Fry had been asked what he might say to God at the gates of heaven.

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Explosive thrown through window at Minnesota Mosque

 

…The explosion was reported to the police around 5 a.m., and they found “smoke and some damage” upon arriving. Mike Hartley, the deputy police chief in Bloomington, said there was no structural damage to the building, but he declined to elaborate on any damage inside.

…No injuries were reported. The building sustained damage to its front, and photographs from the scene showed a large shattered window, singed blinds and charring around the outside.

…In a news conference, Mohamed Omar, the executive director of the mosque, said the explosion had occurred “in the direction of the imam’s room.”

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The London Spectator publishes love letter to Sharia

James Fergusson is Britain’s most gullible dhimmi, if he isn’t something more sinister.

I spent last year travelling through Muslim Britain, partly in an attempt to address this niggling question of inherent misogyny. My findings surprised me. Take, for instance, the practice of sharia here, the system so widely viewed as inimical to the rights of women. In Oldham, 15 minutes up the road from Manchester Arena, I sat in on a session of the Wuzara Ulama sharia council, whose sole function turned out to be to grant divorces to women trapped in bad marriages, often over the heads of abusive husbands who didn’t want to separate. These women had no other escape route. (Well it’s not British law and culture that’s denying them an “escape route”, is it? – Ed.) Maulana Ejaz, the cleric from Dewsbury who heads the Council, estimates that in northern England where he operates, some 60 per cent of Muslim marriages are not registered under English civil law — which of course renders the English legal system powerless to offer would-be divorcees any redress at all. (What? Because English law forcibly returns fleeing women to their abusive common-law non-husbands? Fergusson implicitly concedes that these women are imprisoned in these situations by Muslim culture, unless a kindly Imam chooses to see things their way. – Ed.)

None (“none” – Ed.) of Ejaz’s customers felt repressed by sharia. On the contrary, he was able to produce a dozen feedback forms from past clients, all of them women escaping abusive marriages, and all of them expressing gratitude for the councillors’ help and describing as ‘excellent’ the service they had received. (It’s not as if they, or he, could possibly have a motive to lie or cherry-pick. – Ed.) In other words, the Wuzara Ulama — who do not charge for their services — are set up to defend, not prejudice [sic], the rights of women.

British sharia is not without its problems… Islam, Ejaz told me, is clear on the matter of jurisdictional precedence: a good Muslim must follow the law of the land in which he lives. (It’s not as if he could possibly have a motive to lie. – Ed) I found no Sharia ‘ghettos’, and the figure of 80 councils in Britain is a myth: Ejaz knew of no more than six. (If these “councils” are so above board and legit why can’t you just look the number up? – Ed.) Given the essential public service his ulama provide, it may be that we need more of them, not fewer.

…I later heard an intriguing defence of hudud from a Salafi traditionalist in Oldham, a secondary school teacher called Samir… an adulterer can only be deemed in flagrante delicto if seen by actual people using their actual eyes. (By the same token, a rapist can only be punished if there are four witnesses. – Ed.) Islam, he went on, is more interested in contrition for sin than punishing people for it. (It’s not as if he could possibly have a motive to lie. – Ed)

…(Is misogyny) inherent to Islam? A religion founded by a prophet married to Khadija, a rich, successful and very unrepressed-sounding business woman? I don’t think so.

…Non-Muslims often view the veil, particularly the Arabian niqab that leaves nothing but the eyes exposed, as a symbol of submissiveness rather than self-assertion, of repression rather than progress and liberation. At the beginning of my journey around Muslim Britain I felt sure I would find at least one niqabi who had been coerced into wearing it by a husband, a father, a brother. But I was wrong. I conducted more than a dozen interviews with niqabis and every one of them said they wore it out of choice; not one of them said they had been or felt forced. (It’s not as if they could possibly have a motive to lie. – Ed.)

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Security footage clears USC student of rape charges

A University of Southern California student has been cleared of rape charges after security footage showed his accuser leading him back to her dorm room and making gestures indicating that she wanted to have sex with him.

Arman Premjee, 20, was accused of sexual assault after another student, 19, said he raped her in her dorm room.

Prosecutors charged Premjee with rape, claiming the alleged victim was too drunk to give consent.

But security footage from both the club they were at and the woman’s dorm shows that Premjee was not the aggressor.

USC is still considering expelling him. Video at link. So even though she’d happily have ruined his life, I guess they won’t be charging the bitch.

(What is the logic here? If a woman is unconscious, okay, obviously she can’t give consent. Drunk? So if the man is drunk doesn’t that mean he can’t give consent either? If two drunk people hook up are they raping each other? Unless women are, you know, psychological infants who can’t be held to the accountable the way men can. When they take someone back to their dorm room. When they have false charges filed against him. Is that what you’re saying, lefties?)

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Profiles In Weirdness: The Strange, Sad Story Of Muammar Gaddafi’s Son’s Soccer Career

Al-Saadi was born in 1973, the third of ten children, early in his father’s reign over Libya. He decided early on that he wanted to be a footballer, and given the special sway of his terrifying last name, he made his professional debut at the, errr, mature age of 27 for capital city club Al Ahli SC (Tripoli), where he lasted for an entire season.

…He was then off to crosstown rivals Al-Ittihad Tripoli, where — at least on paper — he was a key contributor to the club’s success in the following years, scoring 20 goals in his 74 appearances, winning two Libyan Premier League titles, two Libyan Super Cup titles, and reaching the final in two editions of the Libyan Cup.

But here’s the thing: he actually sucked harder than a Dyson colonic. One trainer complained that “Even at twice his current speed he would still be twice as slow as slow itself.” Despite this, he was the only player in the Libyan league allowed to have his name on the back of the kit (everyone else had to go by number), and he was the only player who could be identified by name on television broadcasts. And lest you think that such deference to was unwarranted, there are allegations that that in 2005, Al-Saadi murdered Bashir Al-Riani, a former footballer and coach with Al-Ittihad. Oh, did we mention that Al-Saadi was also the head of the Libyan Football Federation at the same time he was a player?

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Philadelphia Archbishop: “If you want to see the face of Europe in 100 years, barring a miracle, look to the faces of young Muslim immigrants”

“Islam has a future because Islam believes in children,” (Archbishop Charles J.) Chaput said. “Without a transcendent faith that makes life worth living, there’s no reason to bear children. And where there are no children, there’s no imagination, no reason to sacrifice, and no future.”

“Christian” Europe, on the other hand, languishes under a loss of hope in the future, illustrated by a birthrate well below replacement levels, which is offset only by its uncontrolled mass immigration.

“At least six of Europe’s most senior national leaders have no children at all,” the Archbishop noted.  “Their world ends with them. It’s hard to avoid a sense that much of Europe is already dead or dying without knowing it.”

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‘Australian women need us to fertilise them’: Halal chief slams white men in Facebook rant

h/t THE head of the Halal Certification Authority says Australian women need Muslim men to fertilise them to “keep them surrounded by Muslim babies”, declaring that the “white race will be extinct” in 40 years.

“According to the Hebrew University, Australian men [sic] sperm count has declined by 52 per cent over the last 40 years so your men are a dying breed, Australian women need us to fertilise them and keep them surrounded by Muslim babies while beer swilling, cigarette smoking, drug injecting can only dream of what Muslim men are capable of,” Mr Elmouelhy wrote in a Facebook comment, which was first reported by The Daily Mail and has since been deleted.

“If the country is left to the bigots the white race will be extinct in another 40 years. Muslims have a duty to make your women happy because you are declining, better go chose [sic] a plot for yourself at your local cemetery. If you can’t afford it, commit suicide it is a cheaper alternative for bigots.

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Backlash over conservative Iranian television host

h/t – Iranian state television presenter Azadeh Namdari has faced accusations of hypocrisy on social media after a video emerged showing her drinking beer and not wearing her hijab while on holiday in Switzerland.

Alcoholic drinks are banned in Islam and in Iran, where it is the law for women to wear the headscarf.

Namdari is known in Iran as a proponent of the Islamic dress code.

A photo of her in full hijab was once published in the conservative Iranian newspaper Vatan-e Emruz under the headline: “Thank God, I wear the veil”.

…In response to the revelations, Namdari published another video of herself in which she offered reasons for not wearing a hijab…

This time wearing a hijab, she explained she was sitting with family members and “maharem” – close relatives among whom a woman does not need to wear a hijab – in a park. She said her scarf fell suddenly and the video was taken at that instant by an unknown person.

She gave no explanation about drinking beer in the video.

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Elder of Zion: Applying honor/shame to the metal detector fiasco

Once again, Palestinians are behaving irrationally.

Once again, no one knows what to make of it.

And once again, once you apply the honor/shame construct, it all makes perfect sense.

…Once we have entered the honor./shame universe, actual facts or logic are meaningless – all that matters are symbols… Abbas cannot act in a way that diminishes his honor… He must use all the weapons in his arsenal to “win”. Because the other aspect of honor/shame societies is the zero-sum game, and if Israel gets anything out of this episode that it didn’t have before- like normal security that any society would demand – Abbas thinks he loses… if he loses, he is finished – his shame will end him as a leader.

As often happens, the logical West is confronted with the irrational Middle East. Usually the West blinks before dealing with these seemingly crazy people who would happily start a war over metal detectors.

There’s a very interesting link at the end of the piece.

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