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Italy bans Islamic burqas

ITALY has banned Islamic burqas under tough terrorism laws that provide two-year jail terms and E2000 ($3200) fines for anyone caught covering their face in a public place.

The counter-terrorism package, passed by Italy’s parliament yesterday, doubles the existing penalty for wearing a burqa or chador — traditional robes worn by Muslim women to cover their faces — or full-faced helmets or balaclavas in public.

Police can extract DNA samples without a suspect’s consent, detain them for 24 hours without a lawyer present, and deport foreigners suspected of terrorism under the new legislation. Soldiers involved in counter-terrorism have been given the same stop-and-search powers. – The Australian

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Deportation Update

France ejects 12 Islamic ‘preachers of hate’

The gulf between British and French treatment of preachers of hatred and violence was thrown sharply into focus yesterday when France announced the summary expulsion of a dozen Islamists between now and the end of August.

A tough new anti-terrorism package was unveiled by Nicolas Sarkozy, the interior minister and a popular centre-Right politician. – The Telegraph

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Recommended Listening For The Week

Exclusively For My Friends [BOX SET]
Oscar Peterson

Audio CD (October 27, 1992)
Original Release Date 1963

Excellent 4 Disc Set – KS

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PC Craziness

Cox & Forkum

The Creepiness Of Fake Diversity

Some people learn things the hard way, and not all of them live in Washington. Our English cousins are getting a brutal lesson in reality:
Multiculturalism will kill you if you don’t watch out.
Many of the Muslims in Britain were put out this week when the cops in the West Midlands raided a block of apartments in Birmingham just before dawn and arrested several suspects in the latest London terror bombings.
The raids showed “insensitivity” toward Islam, and the authorities, ever eager to improve “community relations” with what Kipling might have called “the lesser breeds without the law,” invited the “moderate” chairman of the Central Birmingham Mosque to participate in a press conference to discuss the raids.
The session had hardly begun before one Dr. Mohammed Naseem began a denunciation of the West, of Britain, of the police and other assorted infidels who had libeled Islam by suggesting that Muslims were in any way responsible for the bombing campaign in London, in which more than 50 men, women and children have died.
Prime Minister Tony Blair, he said, is “a liar,” and the security forces are evil. The suspects were merely innocent commuters, and he isn’t interested in hearing about DNA evidence because DNA science “could not be trusted.” Well, of course it can’t, since DNA science was developed after the eighth century, when the prophet set out everything that would ever be known about anything. – Wes Pruden / Washington Times

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Reformation or Civil War?
The jihadists cannot be reasoned with, only defeated.
Victor Davis Hanson

Remember how shortly after September 11 Mohammed Atta’s lawyer father sounded worried in his cozy apartment? He stammered that his son did not help engineer the deaths of 3,000 Americans. According to him, the videos of the falling towers were doctored. Or maybe the wily Jews did it. Why, in fact, he had only talked to dear Mohammed Junior that very day, September 11. Surely someone other than his son was the killer taped boarding his death plane.

Apparently Mohammed el-Amir was worried of American retaliation — as if a cruise missile might shatter the very window of his upper-middle class Giza apartment on the premise that the father’s hatred had been passed on to the son.

He sings a rather different tune now. Mohammed el-Amir recently boasts that he would like to see more attacks like the July 7 bombings of the London subway.

Indeed, he promised to use any future fees from his interviews to fund more of such terrorist killings of the type that his now admittedly deceased son mastered. Apparently in the years since 9/11, el-Amir has lost his worry about an angry America taking out its wrath on the former Muslim Brotherhood member who sired such a monster like Atta.

Yet one wonders at what he is saying now, after the worst terrorist attack in Egyptian history at the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. – More

The French Seem To Be Getting The Idea

France stands firm on deportation of cleric

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy of France defended on Monday the deportation of an Algerian cleric as part of France’s new zero-tolerance policy toward radical Muslim preachers following the London terror attacks.

Abdelhamid Aissaoui, 41, who was convicted for his role in an attempted terrorist attack 10 years ago and has preached occasionally in a mosque in Lyon, in central France, was returned to his home country on a French plane on Saturday.

He became the first of a dozen radical imams currently under observation by the French intelligence services to be expelled from France since Sarkozy pledged 10 days ago to clamp down on extremist preachers. – International Herald Tribune

When Will Canada Do The Same?

Fundamentalist won’t condemn bombs
Heads Toronto mosque attended by Khadr family

Dr. Hindy, who has a doctorate in engineering from the University of Western Ontario, presides over the Salaheddin Islamic Centre, a fundamentalist mosque and school, some of whose former congregants are suspected of having links to al-Qaeda.

Dr. Hindy is at turns solicitous and somewhat evasive when answering questions, and he is no stranger to controversy. Last week, he publicly criticized CSIS and earned the enmity of many of his fellow imams across the country by refusing to join them in a collective statement denouncing the terrorist attacks in London. He was also shut out of a meeting with Prime Minister Paul Martin, who met on Thursday with the imams who signed the declaration.

“Why should we sign a declaration against terrorism when it is obvious that we don’t support it?” he asked. “The statement is implying that we bear some guilt for what happened in London, which is simply not true.”

Earlier this week, Dr. Hindy told an interviewer for the CBC that the London attacks might have been part of a plot by the United States.

“I’m really wondering how come this terrorist attack happened just exactly before the Congress debated renewing the Patriot Act,” he said.

The comment, which was condemned by many of his fellow imams, won praise with others in the Muslim community.

“He’s consistent,” says Tariq Fatah, a spokesman for the Canadian Muslim Congress. “He has integrity and he sticks to what he’s saying.” – National Post

Hindy and the Khadr family should be the first on the list to have their citizenship revoked and to be deported. – KS

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Troops Unimpressed By New Series

These soldiers say ‘Over There’ is ‘bogus’

A truck tire hits a flagged wire, a roadside bomb explodes, a handsome private with shredded leg screams in agony. In the bloody chaos of the moment, his soldier buddies panic. One pukes.

Stop the cameras! Sir!

“People don’t act like that when an i.e.d. (improvised explosive device) goes off. They make us look like idiots. We’re not idiots!” said a first lieutenant previewing “Over There,” the new TV series from Steven Bochco (“NYPD Blue,” “Hill Street Blues”) that debuts tomorrow night on FX cable network. It’s set in Iraq, hyped as “true to life” by producers and hailed by critics as “unflinching” and “gut-wrenching.”

“Bogus” was the preferred adjective among the eight soldiers — most of them Iraq vets — viewing the series pilot last week at Camp Murray, headquarters of the Washington State National Guard in Tacoma.

“Thank God that’s over,” said a master sergeant as the credits rolled. – More

Via Neale News

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Two stories from CP on this one. It is time to end this multicultural garbage for good and move back to the melting pot. People coming to this country should be required to learn our history and our language immediately. They should be required to uphold our laws under pain of deportation. That way if they don’t like the country they are in they are always free to find another. – KS

Sharia law debate badly skewed; Boyd says plan would restrict, not unleash
Marion Boyd has been both ridiculed and applauded as the supposed architect of Ontario opening its family law system to Muslim Sharia dispute resolution. But the exasperated former Ontario attorney general says both extremes are wildly misrepresenting what she recommended the province do as it considers reforms to its civil arbitration act. Rather than opening a door, Boyd’s provincially commissioned report last December recommended placing limits and oversight mechanisms on an arbitration system currently open to abuse. – CP

Terror in Europe, Sharia in Canada spark same row: whither multiculturalism?

It seems a long way from the London terrorist bombings to a public policy debate in Canada over family arbitration reforms. But each has sparked a heated debate on both sides of the Atlantic over the merits of multiculturalism as state policy and the role of what some call “political Islam” in secular societies. – CP

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