Category Archives: WTF?

Jewish Israeli suspected of making bomb threats against JCCs in the United States

JERUSALEM — Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday the suspect’s motives are unclear.

Rosenfeld said the suspect is “the guy who was behind the JCC threats,” referring to Jewish community centers in the U.S. that have received dozens of anonymous threats in recent weeks.

I hope he was a Trump hater.

Islamic TV channel airs hardcore PORN in the middle of the day after falling for a ‘satanic trick’ in Senegal

An Islamic television channel shocked viewers with half an hour of hardcore pornography in the middle of the day after falling for

A Senegalese Islamic channel shocked viewers with half an hour of hardcore pornography in the middle of the day, in what the TV station on Wednesday attributed to a ‘criminal act’ and a ‘satanic trick designed to undermine a channel’.

Privately run Touba TV generally broadcasts religious programs, including prayer sessions, sermons from prominent imams and in-depth theological discussions.

Dear Jew-hating imams…

With B’nai Brith having revealed on Tuesday yet another video that it says shows an imam in Canada preaching violence against Jews, I have to ask: What is it with you people?

Do you actually believe, as you keep insisting in your whacko sermons, that the Hadith is accurate in saying that some day the rocks and trees are going to cry out to you that Jews are hiding behind them and for you to come and kill us?

Like, seriously, WTF?

Your dating preference makes you a racist probably

Why black women and Asian men are at a disadvantage when it comes to online dating

This is basically a rehash of an article that’s been kicking around since 2014, I guess the Star couldn’t find any real racism again and decided to recycle this tripe.

I note the article seems to avoid mentioning the dating preferences of black males… Ooops this article suggests they may not be that keen of dating Black women.

FBI Probing Breitbart, InfoWars In Russian Influence Investigation

Federal agents are investigating whether right-wing sites including Breitbart and InfoWars colluded in any way with Russian agents who were working to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances in the presidential election, McClatchy reports.

The FBI-led investigation is focused on Russia’s use of social media “bots” to amplify stories that put Donald Trump in a favorable light when he appeared to be struggling during the campaign, two anonymous sources told McClatchy. Part of the investigation involves working to determine whether any of the sites whose stories the bots often amplified were cooperating in some way with the Russian operatives.

College Student Charged After Assaulting A Basketball Player For “Culturally Appropriating” A Hairstyle

Carmen Figueroa, a student at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, has pleaded not guilty to various charges of assault and battery stemming from a January 27 incident where she accused members of Central Maine Community College’s women’s basketball team of “culturally appropriating” their braided hairstyles. When the CMCC players did not remove the braids from their hair, Figueroa and another Hampshire student then proceeded to pull the hair of one of the players, started a fight, and stomped on a player who had been knocked to the ground. Figueroa also allegedly grabbed a CMCC player by the head and threw her to the ground before coaches broke up the fight.

Islamic stoning caricature pulled after Quebec premier complains

Charles Montpetit (Montreal) has told the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee that

On March 8 (Women’s Day) in the weekly Courrier du Sud, caricaturist Jean-Marc Phaneuf drew Quebec PM Philippe Couillard in a djellaba, about to throw a stone to former Liberal MNA Fatima Houda-Pepin while yelling “Happy birthday, Fatima” (thereby summarizing the ambivalent attitude of the government toward this prominent Morocco-born woman).

There may have been a financial motive:

The cartoon might have gone unnoticed if a La Presse reporter hadn’t asked the PM’s office to comment five days later, and if the office hadn’t phoned the Courrier’s owner (TC Transcontinental) to complain about this “poor-taste” depiction of a “murder.” Unwilling to antagonize the PM in the midst of a widespread protest against a proposed bill that would free municipalities from the obligation of buying ad space for their public notices, Transcontinental’s direction expressed its “agreement” with the goverment and pulled the caricature from the paper’s website, even though this action hadn’t been requested.

Here’s a link to the offending cartoon at the Montreal Gazette (for now).

Couillard was, of course, a “Je suis Charlie” poseur.

New French word daily: “stoning” = lapidation

Reality check: Just for once, the government has found a way to get the public interested in at least one type of art and, predictably, not by funding it. And just think how much better off we’ll all be when the government’s job includes policing this kind of thing for “Islamophobia.”

See also: Anti-Islamophobia legislation is just the beginning, of course.

It’s time we all stopped saying ‘God Bless You’

“Bless you” is a phrase so reflexively spoken upon hearing a sneeze that many of us forgot or don’t even know where it came from. It has obvious religious connotations but they’re archaic and no longer make any sense in our modern-day world. You don’t protect your friend from the devil when she coughs so please, let her sneeze in peace. Here are five reasons why “bless you” has to go.