…The atmosphere described by the Times and corroborated by local journalists lends yet more credence to the comparisons to violence-plagued nations in the developing world. Wrote the Times: “In Malmo, where a fifth of the 340,000 inhabitants are under 18, children as young as 14 roam the streets with Kalashnikov assault rifles and bulletproof vests.” The country’s prime minister, Stefan Lofven, suggested last week that he might dispatch the armed forces to secure the ghettos. It bears repeating that we are talking about Sweden here, a nation of 10 million people with a per capita income of nearly $52,000.
There is no getting around the connections between Sweden’s crime wave and the country’s immigration-and-assimilation failures.
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.
U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) is passed a note by National Security Advisor Sandy Berger in this October 16, 2000 file photo.
WASHINGTON – Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton’s second-term foreign policy and later got in troubleconvicted of a felony over mishandlingremoving and destroying classified documents [that implicated the Clinton administration in 9/11], has died.
The simple truth is that airport security has never played a role in frustrating terrorist attack plans; all have been the result of good intelligence. The ridiculous checks on liquids et al are there because the real way to do security — profiling — isn’t PC
Officials announced on Thursday that they had cancelled Lyon’s annual Festival of Lights – one of the biggest celebrations in France – after the tragic terror attacks in Paris. Instead the city will pay homage to the victims of the attacks.
The four-day event was scheduled begin on December 5th, with organizers expecting up to 3 million visitors.
Lyon mayor Gérard Collomb told the assembled media that the event would be replaced with a day of tribute on December 8th.
“For me, not putting Lyon residents at risk does not mean the terrorists have won,” he tweeted later.
No Monsieur Le Maire, in truth it means the terrorists have won.
Visitors to a London exhibition celebrating freedom of expression this week found plenty of familiar taboo-busting work, from Jamie McCartney’s The Great Wall of Vagina, an eight-foot long cast featuring the genitals of 400 women, to Kubra Khademi’s video of an eight-minute walk through Kabul in Afganistan, dressed in lushly contoured body armour. But they will have looked in vain for one work detailed in the catalogue by an artist known only as Mimsy.
Isis Threaten Sylvania is a series of seven satirical light box tableaux featuring the children’s toys Sylvanian Families. It was removed from the Passion for Freedom exhibition at the Mall galleries after police raised concerns about the “potentially inflammatory content” of the work, informing the organisers that, if they went ahead with their plans to display it, they would have to pay £36,000 for security for the six-day show.
A detail from Isis Threaten Sylvania by the artist Mimsy
As Fatah himself would be the first to point out, “Canadians” of a more recent vintage are the ones causing genuine problems. Here’s a sampling, from this week alone, from my bulging “Muslims: Ruining my day for the 14th straight year!” file…
CHARLOTTETOWN — A man accused of having enough castor beans to produce a “substantial quantity” of the deadly toxin ricin signed a 12-month peace bond today in Charlottetown.
Amir Raisolsadat was arrested last month after the Mounties applied for a peace bond under the Criminal Code.
The peace bond includes several conditions including that he remain in Prince Edward Island.
Information sworn in provincial court indicates that the RCMP “fears on reasonable grounds” that the 20-year-old man will commit a terrorism offence.
So the RCMP has to keep tabs on this guy for a year at minimum.
Now how much has this entire process cost the tax payer from detection to peace bond?
Was there surveillance etc, involved in his apprehension?