Wednesday, December 13, 2006
We are spending £100 million ever year on translating official forms and literature into something like 70 different languages. Well you might ask why we have to help those who don’t understand English and I would tend to agree, but when some one has been drawing benefit for 10 years and still doesn't speak English then you have ask are they taking the piss.
I had reason to take my company to court in a foreign country. My lawyer not only didn't speak to me after the initial interview, he never gave me one piece of official paper in English. When I insisted he told me to, 'go to a translator' at my cost on top of his SR 25,000 fee.
My question is why should we, give people consideration in our country that they deny us in theirs, and more to the point, if they must have the facility, why don’t they pay for it. It is not our fault they can't speak English other than we encourage them not to learn by making it easy for them to live here in lingual oblivion.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
She has no right to insist on wearing her veil, it is not in the Quran, these people are just trying to piss everyone off.
Islam does not fit into England very well and it certainly does not fit into a Church school.
There are countries that allow this to happen. So answer me this, if it is so important to wear a veil why are these people not there instead of trying to breakdown our country?
Answer: Because there are not the rich pickings to be had in those countries. Freedom is what one man says it is. Women are not equal and in some places not allowed to work.
I am going to be rude: Piss off!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Jane Vernon complained to his bosses and the owner, Niven Sinclair, refused to listen. He said, "It wasn't very important", and that she should, "have more respect for other people's culture". I would have come back with Islam is not very important either. It's place in the modern world is flawed and unnecessary.
Common sense prevailed and he was fined £200 and ordered to pay £1,200 for failing to comply with the disability act. Yet even after that he was defiant. He stated that he would continue to refuse to carry dogs in his cab. Sounds to me like someone who wants to be an EX taxi driver.
Our law comes before any culture, if Moslems don't like that then I suggest that they may take advantage of our freedom of choice and go to a country that allows such behaviour. We don't want to change our ways, we like England the way it is. If Moslems don't like what we have to offer, why come here in the first place. We have freedoms here that don't exist in Islamic countries. It is such a shame that they come here to escape inhumane regimes and bring all the crap with them.
If you are a Moslem and think I am being racist then you couldn't be more wrong. I write to protect my country from the influx of those that would destroy it. I write to inform that the rot has set in. I write because I have no political voice in our administration. I write because I have the freedom to do so, freedom you would deny me if you ever have the opportunity.
However, his comments on the wearing of hijab veil or burqa are right on the mark. Short of insulting Moslem women it is he who was insulted when a woman in a veil said "It's nice to meet you face to face". It might have been for her but he could not see her face. The constant bleating that 'it is our culture' does not hold water. It is our country and it is not our culture. There is no where in the Qur'an that says women should cover up.
I have lived in the Middle East for most of the last 6 years and although it is not normal for westerners to come into much contact with Arab women it does happen. At the doctors or dentist etc it is the norm for the receptionist to be an Arab lady. Now most people would have no problem understanding the clipped English that these women use, but if you are hard of hearing as I am it is a problem. I need to see and hear what someone is saying. If I can't see the lips then half of my communication reception has gone and understanding is limited.
There is an easy answer to this, I could just ask for a westerner to speak to which would be OK in the Middle East, but not here. Such a request would be met with officious asshoes telling me I am being racist, which is not the case. Far from it, in fact were I a racist I don't think I would have spent so much time living and working in other countries.
I have said before I don't give a shit about the colour of a man's skin, what I care about is his nature, is he a nice guy? Does he mean me any harm? It is sad today that the latter is probably the most important thing when meeting someone new. It cannot be argued that the majority of people who want to hurt me are of Arab/Pakistani appearance. That is not racist, it's a fact of life.
The so called peaceful religion is no more peaceful than water isn't wet. Argue though they may Islam is a problem. It is the express intent of Islam to make the whole world an Islamic State. There will be no elections, it will come to pass. Islam already decides what I can do and say in my own country. Just writing this is a no-no and could have me following in the footsteps of Salmon Rushdie. All I am doing here is voicing my opinion, it is my right, yet there are those that would snuff out my life in an instant for doing so.
In Islamic teaching everyone is a Moslem, it's just that some of us have yet to realise it. This is born out by the fact that a religion that only came into existence 1427 years ago claim that Adam (of Adam & Eve fame [probably 10,000 years ago]) was the first Moslem.
I am not a particularly religious person (I lapsed some years ago), but I resent these new boys on the block stealing a history that was not theirs to steal. We are continuously being told that we must respect other peoples religion but where is it in the rule book that we must respect a thief.
We are often told that we are a multi-cultural country. I would ask when did that happen? When did we cast a vote for this?
This is our country, we have our laws, and we have our customs. As such our laws and customs MUST take precedence over the laws and customs of visitors to this country. Unless this is so there will be bloodshed on the streets of England. It will be a sad day when it happens, but I feel sure it will.
When a senior politician voices an opinion we should listen because like it or not he may be right. Failure to do so will result in every woman wearing a veil and every English man bowing down to pray to some force of evil the like of which most of us cannot imagine.
Call me a scare monger if you like, it's your choice, but be sure when this comes to pass you acknowledge that you read it here first.
Monday, September 25, 2006
I have travelled far and wide and one thing I do know is that colour is important the blacker you are the lower down the social scale you are. I once witnessed an Indian woman refuse to sit next to a Pakistani woman on an aeroplane because she was a "Paki". One Arab on the same flight from Paris to Oman called the flight attendant a "fucking useless bitch", simply because she woke him up to tell him to put on his seat belt. The aircraft was taxying to the runway. Later in the flight I noticed his briefcase was full of pills not just for self use but I mean full. Obviously a dealer taking the profits. Another Arab complained that they didn't have milk on board for the baby despite being told at the airport that he should ensure that he had milk as the galley didn't have enough on board. He still complained
The Committee for Racial Equality (CRE) has an annual award for blacks in the media. Clearly this is a racist event where only blacks are honoured. If they had a similar event for whites this would redress the balance, but they don't, and I am supposed to be racist. The CRE are cleaning up their act, but it is still an organisation that deals with White on Black racism and not Black on White racism. This is against their remit, yet they are allowed to get away with it.
Personally I don't give a shit what colour a mans skin is, I am more concerned with what sort of person he is. I am concerned with what his religion is because he might be a serious danger to me and mine. Yes I do perceive Asians as dangerous. Since the IRA stopped bombing us Asians and Arabs have killed a lot of us mere white folk, you will excuse me but that is a fact not racist.
Islamic fundamentalists daily preach from a book that calls for the extermination of Jews and infidels. They say Islam is a peaceful religion yet they call for the execution of the Pope because he repeated the words of a medieval writer. Earlier this year the Danes were pilloried because they dare to explore the probability that Islam was and still is having an effect on our right to free speech.
Let us understand this, Islam is about taking over the world. It sees every single one of us as a Moslem that hasn't yet understood. The Islamic Republic of UK is becoming a reality. No not scaremongering it is a fact. There are many in the UK that are working towards it. Our Government will not stop it unless we tell them to.
The Prophet Mohammed has been proven to have been a sex crazed violent Paedophile but will any mossie admit that, no! There are provable facts to support this but to his followers he is untainted.
I once told an Arab that I would not buy Arab products on principle, he thought that was unfair and didn't see the similarity of their own situation whereby the do not purchase Danish goods.
They of course are allowed to have principles we are not, which brings me back to my opening statement. What is being stolen from me? My rights, my liberty, my freedom. All of which our foreign visitors will deny me but cry Racist if I were to deny them the same rights.
Whose country is this? Certainly not mine. My 'Government' will bend over backwards to help those who seek to deny me my freedom but will not lift a finger to help me when my rights are abused. I am a stranger in my own country.
It is time to take it back.
Friday, September 22, 2006
While we are talking Law breakers, if I walk into a bank or store wearing a M/C crash helmet I will be tempting fate. Why are these Muslim extremists allowed to parade through the streets of London wearing masks? They must be cowards.
I noticed the pope apologised for offending the mossies but he didn't retract what he said!
And now the Mossies say they will bomb the Vatican. Who do they think they are. Just evil followers of a sex crazed violent paedophile, thats who!
Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Association Critical of Police Handling of Child Murder Investigation
13/04/2006By Manal Homeidan
Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat- An investigation into the death of nine-year-old Saudi girl Ghosoon revealed that she died as a result of torture suffered at the hands of her father during the one year she remained under his custody. Ghosoon's father divorced her mother whilst she was pregnant with Ghosoon, and the child remained with her mother for nine years until Ghosoon's father won custody over her. Sources informed Asharq Al-Awsat that forensic reports had shown that the child had been tortured as her body was covered with burnt scars and bruises as well as marks indicating the use of handcuffs. Ghosoon's father, who left school at an early age, did not allow her to attend school claiming that she was "mentally unstable," whilst the school's administration argued that Ghosoon had excelled at school. Sources further highlighted that Ghosoon's father admitted to tormenting his daughter with the help of his second wife who is presently being held at the women's prison in Mecca. Ghosoon's 32 year-old father has been detained at Al-Mansour police station in Mecca.
Excuse me but....... What is really sad about this is that the father thinks that it's OK to do this shit and to a point the Authorities are somewhat complacent about it! In Saudi despite what they say, females are worth less than males and are to a point just possesions.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Excuse me but......Didn't seem to worry him while he was plotting to kill hundreds of innocent airline passengers.
Sorry 'allegedly plotting'.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Well bully for him. He can do that because he can choose to and has a life. Those innocent people who would have been killed had the plot not been foiled would never have had a choice and their lives would have bee cut short. He may not have been involved but he and his family are safer because the security services were able to pick up all those they had a inkling were suspects. Had he been picked up in Pakistan I doubt he would have had such an 'easy' ride and would probably have been found guilty even though he is innocent.
Excuse me but......I am sorry but in order to preserve the democracy you have to resort to undemocratic means. Saddique live with it at least you can.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Excuse me but ..... It is just not fair on us to expect us to take second place all the time!!!!!!!!
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Failed, for calling a sergeant 'him'
By David Green(Filed: 23/07/2006)
To make it clear that opponents of ethnic targets stood no chance of promotion, a range of "diversity-related assessments" were included in all staff selection processes from March 2005. What does this mean in practice? A 19-year-old female candidate for the police service recently learnt a hard lesson in diversity awareness. She had passed her written tests, and in her interview was asked what she would do if she needed advice. She replied: "I would go to my sergeant and ask him for help." She failed the interview for referring to the sergeant as "him", thus revealing her lack of gender awareness.
Excuse me but......BOLLOCKS
What is going on in the corridors of power?
Have they no idea who it was that voted them into power?
Do they care?
Elsewhere in this article it highlights the fact that the "IMMIGRATION SERVICE" is being staffed by ...... wait for it ...... under achieving immigrants.
Isn't that a bit like letting the fox guard the hen house.
Say what you like about me, I am no racist, but this is plain lunacy.
Political Correctness is a desease. It has to stop and it has to stop now!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Let us not get complacent. Authorites said there are probably 10,000 more to thake their place.
One Asian at LHR complained that he was being "Wrongly profiled and abused".
Well I am so sorry!
If the freedom of a few is sacrificed for the benefit of the majority, that is democracy.
Please feel free to exercise your democratic right and go elsewhere, where you will not be "Wrongly profiled and abused", but I will tell you this matey it isn't Pakistan, it isn't the Middle East, it isn't any country that you might want to go.
Life ain't always what we think it should be. Often that isn't our choice.
The way I understand it of the 21 arrested 19 were of Pakistani origin, two were Islamic converts. All of the 7/7 bombers were Moslems. Now what sort of profile can you make out of that. Pakistani, Islam, Moslem. Put those three in Google and see what shows up.
Monday, August 07, 2006
Your British passport belongs to the Government. It can and will be taken away as easily as it is given.
You have been granted a visa to stay in this country. That is for you and your wife and children, it is not an open door for all of your relatives and friends. If you are found aiding an illegal immigrant you will be deported along with them.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
That includes your wife and daughters. Your wife is free to come and go as any other citizen. If she chooses not to wear your hijab or burqa there is no law to make her. You came here for freedom that is part of the freedom. She is not in anyway inferior to you and has equal status under the law. If however she chooses to wear the hijab or burqa she will not be allowed to enter any store/bank with her face covered. It is not acceptable. Communication relies on visual as well as audio senses. You will have to take a driving test before you can drive a car on our roads. Yes I know you have a driving license from your country that does not prove that you can drive to the safe standard expected here. The test will be conducted in English and you can fail if you don’t understand.
No one is allowed to own a gun of any kind, if you are found with one you will go to jail then be deported never to return.
Excuse me but...... If only it was this simple.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
A question from N.M.J. In the new labor law, is there any specific article that obliges the employer to pay for the iqama, work permit, and exit/re-entry visa for their employees?
The answer Nothing has changed in this regard in the new law. Employers are required to pay for the following expenses: airfare, including annual leave airfare, medical treatment, and visa and iqama costs. Employees may forfeit any of these rights if they choose, but that must be outlined in a contract. Otherwise the law stands.
Excuse me but.... My company hasn't paid us medical insurance for over a year so thats a pile of bullshit.
From the Classified ads page
Hyderabaddi Sunni Muslim parents seek alliance for their daughter age 24. 5'3" fair and beautiful, BSc (computers), MCA, holding Iqama. Boy should be doctor, engineer or any PG from an educated family, well settled in KSA, UAE or USA. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Excuse me but…… you must remember that these bozos are for real. It doesn't matter that she has a BSc in anything she is just a baby machine.
Be my guest email the old fart.
A Saudi father recently approved the marriage of his 17 year old daughter to a 72 year old man banning suitors closer to the young lady's age from even thinking about proposing to her.
He said that old men are more mature and respectful of women, and said the marriages of his other two daughters fell apart after their young husbands abused them.
Well one thing is certain: The young lady will certainly be able to out run her hubby if ever she needs to.
Excuse me but……. What must be remembered about the other daughters marriages is that the father chose those abusive husbands. So just because he screwed up is that any reason that she should be handed over to a near paedophile. I bet the old bastard cum in his nightshirt when he found out he had pulled a virgin young enough to be his great-granddaughter.
I feel sorry for the girl having some old out of breath perv slobbering all over her. She will spend the rest of his life thinking that sex is a 5 second grunt.
What was this man thinking of? He should be locked up for child abuse. Yes I said child abuse. A 17 year old girl in this country has limited experience, the sort of experience that a preeteen has in the west. She might have all the right equipment but in her head she is a child.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Well well well so it would appear that one of those two 'good' muslim boys (who are infact men) are now being investigated in relation to a child pornography ring. Police found CP images on a computer at the house. No surprises there then, certainly not for me any way.
Many of the muslims I worked with had CP pics & vids on their mobiles. So I don't go for the holier than thou crap. Grow a beard and shave your head as much as you like, but a pedophile is a pedophile, it goes with the
One neighbour said "They were respectable and nice people and we do not know anything else. They have always been nice to us".
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Why I dont knowbut I can think of 2 good reasons why not.
1. Turkey is not in Europe except for a tiny part of it in the north-west
2. The last thing the EU needs is another 70 million Moslems. We have enough!
Shouldn't Turks align themselves with the Arab nations? My thoughts are YES!
They are more ethnically compatable with Arabs. The only real borders they have are with Arabs. And they worship an Arab God.
What is the point of joining the EU unless it is to infiltrate europe and bring their religion with them.
I for one don't want more Moslems in europe. We have enough as it is.
I for one don't want to be a Moslem I enjoy my freedom.
I for one am not a believer in any god but especially that one.
I can say this now but in 10-20 years it could cost me my head.
The experts says that the people in Israel are more nervous and worried than in other places in the world. When you see terror attacks constantly, when you hear smell and feel the news every day almost hour after hour that means you are nervous.That means you are uncertain, unsure, about the future and what's coming ahead.
Something about three weeks ago, my country was attacked by hostile terror organization. Hezbollah- the God party as is literaly says. how can such a group represent God? Is it God way to kill and destroy everything in your way in order to achieve your goals? I don't know, maybe it is. If so many people in the middle east and around the world are adopting this way maybe there is something here that I haven't revealed yet.
Now there is war, a war between the war mongers and Israel. People die in wars, it's a conventional routine. The Hizbolla thought that Israel would continue with it's restraint policy towards them and their stings from time to time in the border.Why did he think so? Because Israel was on a new path and the government wanted to put all it's efforts into solving the Gaza strip issue. Because it was a relatively calm period of time and the Israeli economy started to show green lights.
Nasralla did a fatal mistake, he thought Israel will respond reservedly once again, he didn't estimate the new leadership and he should have, he should have thought about the new leader would like to prove himself worthy.
He also thought that the people will refuse to enter a war, he knows that the israeli people doesn't want victims, he doesn't care about his people life, and they doesn't care either. The fundamentalistic way of the shiite believer is blind. Dying is the highest level of spirituality but he was wrong all along. The Israeli people have suffered constantly from the Lebanese missle threat, especially those who live close to the northern border.
The people want to remove this threat, permanently and live in peace and quiet. Now because of the radicalism of one group who decided it can attack without being punished the Lebanese people suffer, the Israeli people suffer, everyone suffers. The Lebanese have just kicked Syria out, they could start over and establish a democracy, but the Hizbolla has ruined everything.
The strategic point
Hizbollah is financed by Iran. This radical country supports and encourages the Hizbollah and other terror groups. Iran wants to be a major factor in the region, they resist the western world and want to influence the region and spread their belief. They help Syria and Hizbolla in the struggle againts Israel.
From the other side, there is the United States of America which wants to establish democracies in the world and in this case this war is serving their interests. The American way says that democracies bring stability. Meanwhile they tried to do it in Afganistan, and aslo in Iraq and the people seem to refuse to accept this ideology.Iran wants a status others have but she hasn't. The threat of a nuclear bomb. That seem frightening for a second, considering the last declarations of ahmadinajad who called to wipe Israel of the map.
Israel won't allow Iran to reach such a point and hitting the Hizbolla means hitting the Iranians. The USA knows it, that's why Israel has got time to breath, time to leave accepted facts.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Just who is in charge in Lebanon? Hezbollah!
Why are the Lebanese Government (the president must be Maronite Christian, the prime minister must be Sunni Muslim, and the speaker of the parliament must be Shi'a Muslim) not doing something about this situation? Lebanon is a majority Shi'a country. The Hizbollah are Shi'a. There is no way on gods green earth that the country's Shi'a Army will go against Shi'a Hezbollah.
Why are the other governments around not doing anything? Self interest!
Syria are mostly Sunni. Iraq (65 percent Arab Shi'a, 15 percent Arab Sunni and 20 percent Kurdish. Iraqi Kurds are mostly Sunni, with about 10% being Shi'a Faili Kurds). and Iran (approximately 91 % are Shi'a and 8 % are Sunni) None there will stand against the Hezbollah.
Oman (Majority Ibadi and 25% Sunni) and Yemen (42% Shi'a 55% Sunni) are to small and to distant to help anyone.
Saudi Arabia are Sunnis (The Majority are Sunni Muslims (about 10%) are Shi'a Muslims) They wont stand up to the Hezbollah. Saudis don't like confrontation. Iraq is predominantly Shiite but Saddam and his boy were Sunnis. Because of the fact that Shiites out numbered the Sunnis, they ruled with an iron fist. Shi'a hate Sunnis almost as much as they hate Jews.
Saudi Arabia thinks because the "Two Holy Mosques" are on Saudi soil they are the governers of all Islam. I think this riles the others a bit because all Moslems have to make at least one trip in their life time to Mecca. Of course the Saudis make an awful lot of money out of this.
Jordan, also Sunni, could be the voice of reason in the region, but will likely stay out of it for fear of reprisals from whoever they side against.
Turkey are a different kettle of fish altogether (About 99% of the population is officially Muslim, the majority of whom are Sunni. The Shi'a population, including Alevis is estimated at between 20-25%). Turkey want in to Europe they will not get involved in the present war. They are not as hardline as other Middle East countries but you can bet if they get into Europe they will change and not for the better.
Hezbollah means Party of God they were formed in 1982 specifically to fight Israel who were, to be fair, occupying Lebanon at that time. In 2000 when the Israelsi moved they should have been demobilised. Hezbollah is regarded by the Iranian & Syrian governments as a legitimate resistance, a view common in the Arab and Muslim world.
The United States and Israel claim that Hezbollah receives financial and political assistance, as well as weapons and training, from Iran and Syria. Syria and Iran admit supporting Hezbollah, but deny supplying it with weapons.
I have no idea what is going to be the outcome of the present situation but when Israel has expended itself fighting in Lebanon it wouldn't surprise me if other Middle East countries take the opportunity to have a 'legitimate' war and seriously trounce the Jews.
Hezbollah are without doubt a fighting organiseation as can be deduced by their flag.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Qur’an:8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."
Qur’an:8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."
Qur’an:8:65 "O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding."
Tabari VI:139 "Allah had given his Messenger permission to fight by revealing the verse "And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah.’"
Tabari IX:25 "By Allah, I did not come to fight for nothing. I wanted a victory over Ta’if so that I might obtain a slave girl from them and make her pregnant."
Ishaq:470 "We attacked them fully armed, swords in hand, cutting through heads and skulls."
Qur’an:4:104 "And do not relent in pursuing the enemy."
The Prophet of DOOM
This will take some time to read but read it you should.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
British taxpayers paid for a Muslim cleric who has defended suicide bombers to attend a conference on Islam in Turkey, it has emerged.
The Government paid for Yusuf al-Qaradawi and his wife to fly from their home in Qatar to Istanbul for the two-day event, and for their accommodation in a five-star hotel. The 80-year-old cleric was the focus of furious protests in 2004 when he visited Britain as a guest of London mayor Ken Livingstone.
He is considered the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, a militant group with offshoots around the world which acts as the ideological engine room of Islamist extremism. Mr al-Qaradawi, who has also called for the execution of homosexuals and opposed equal rights for women, addressed the opening day of the £300,000 conference.
He has defended Palestinian suicide bombers who attack Israel as "a weapon which the weak resort to". He was invited to speak by a steering group that included Sir Iqbal Sacranie, the former head of the Muslim Council of Britain.
The Foreign Office confirmed that it had covered Mr Qaradawi's expenses as part of its support for the conference, which took place earlier this month. Frances Guy, the FCO civil servant in charge of the "Engaging with the Islamic World Group", met Mr Qaradawi at the conference.
Details emerged as leaked emails obtained by the journalist Martin Bright and included in a pamphlet published by the think tank Policy Exchange yesterday revealed unease in the Foreign Office about Britain's relations with extremists.
Critics say the Government's support for Mr Qaradawi flies in the face of Tony Blair's calls for an end to tolerance for so-called "preachers of hate". Two years ago Mr Blair told MPs: "Let me make it absolutely clear. We want nothing to do with people who support suicide bombers in Palestine, or elsewhere or support terrorism."
And last week, on the eve of the anniversary of the London tube bombings, he said: "If we want to defeat extremism, we have to defeat its ideas." Mr Qaradawi and his wife were among 180 Muslim leaders from Europe, Egypt and Saudi Arabia flown by the Foreign Office to Istanbul for a conference called "Muslims in Europe" held in the luxury Ceylan InterContinental Hotel. Mr Qaradawi is banned from the United States, and when he appeared in Britain his visit sparked protests from Jewish and gay groups.
A leaked FCO memo dated last July revealed how some diplomats are keen to promote links with Mr Qaradawi, describing him as "a highly respscted islamic scholar". A spokesman for the FCO defended the decision to pay for Mr Qaradawi to attend the conference: "It is our view that you have got to engage in discussion with individuals with whom you don't necessarily agree."
More: Extremist linked cleric given green light to enter Britain
Excuse me but.....I wanna know know WTF is the British Government doing covering the expenses of a known terror preacher (who lives in Qatar not in Europe) to a conference in Turkey (not in Europe) about Muslems in Europe. This man has more money than most moslems I know (and I know a damn sight more than most of you) and he can well afford to pay for his own ticket. Tony Blair has got to realise that MM is not the initials of the famous Mouse or his favourite candy but the Muslim Menace. You cannot buy these people. Sure they will take your gifts and trinkets but they will laugh at your stupidity in the process. They will only stop at world domination.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Apostasy: Why One Woman Left Islam
The following is a harrowing true account from a former Muslim. It describes in detail how her experiences in Saudi Arabia forced her to accept that Islam is not the "religion of peace" as it has been described. In her own words, Flora del Mindanao tells why she could not remain a Muslim:
My home is a small village by the sea near Zamboanga in the Southern Philippines. The majority of the people in our village are Muslim but there is not the sharp distinction that you find in some parts of the Philippines. The next village down the shore from my own is predominantly Christian and the two villages interact very closely. People from each barangay shop in the market of the others village for items they can't find in their own and generally work very well together. There are Christian weddings held in our village hall when the church in the next village is not available and the church hall in the Christian village was the location for many Muslim weddings when our own village hall was being renovated. We all attend the "fiestas" at the other villages and there are many intermarriages between villages with Muslim girls and boys both being allowed to marry outside of their religion. I never knew that a Muslim woman was forbidden in Islam from marrying a non-Muslim until I left my homeland and that was only one of the many discoveries that I was to make about the reality of Islam.
Fishing provides the primary means of living for the people of my village and coconut farming is the next main occupation. Life is simple and while most of our people are poor, real poverty is rare. Most families have sufficient food to survive with no difficulty and you don't find children suffering from malnourishment. When all else fails and a family begins to slip into poverty due to some unexpected tragedy there is the timeworn tradition of the father, mother or eldest child picking up the burden by going abroad for employment to help support the family. In the case of my family it was the death of my father which brought us to the brink of starvation and as I at 16 was the eldest child, this is my story.
NOW READ THE HORROR OF THIS POOR GIRLS LIFE AT THE HANDS OF A RELIGIOUS ZEALOT
THIS HAPPENS TO HUNDREDS OF YOUNG GIRLS HERE ALL THE TIME
Friday, July 14, 2006
Once again the streets of a quiet English suburb ran with the blood of an innocent girl. Honour Killings are still in the world of many cultures a fact of life. Many girls across the world are brutally murdered every year and it doesn't matter which country they are in. People come to the west for a better life, they never get it. They simply bring with them all the crap that made their lives bad in their home country.
They think that they have a right to meter out the same illegal punishment for petty crimes that would have been handed down in their own country. Not by judges but by ignorant members of their family.
Two cousins will now spend 10 and 20 years behind bars for the brutal murder of ones sister Samaria Nazir. Not only did they stab her 18 times, strangle her and cut her throat 3 times. They did it in front of two children aged 2 & 4 so they would know that they would get the same treatment if they were to dishonour the family.
And what was her crime? She fell in love. The only dishonour in this case is the dishonour that they have brought upon the family for believing that they were above the law. If there is a god he is not a god that approves of this and I feel sure these two will rot in the fires of hell.
There are two things we need and need right now. A clear warning to those who come to the UK and break our laws. And the DEATH penalty for those that do this in the future.
You cannot treat people with this mentality with kid gloves. They need to be hit and hit hard. Forget about their civil rights, they forfeit those when they commit these brutal murders on our land.
Yes you guessed it, I am f**king angry!
Sunday, July 02, 2006
"I couldn't stand it," he told The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa. "I took the rat out of the cage and got to know it."
After that, Dier was hooked on the rodents, which he described as gentle, lovable and an endless source of entertainment. He later bought four more at the pet store — but didn't think to spay or neuter them.
Last week, animal control officers discovered more than 1,300 rats in Dier's small one-bedroom Petaluma home, after a neighbour complained about the foul smell. He was cited for misdemeanour animal cruelty.
Dier, 67, said depression, loneliness, denial and a recent bout of flu and bronchitis kept him from maintaining control of the fast-breeding population.
"I did not set out to do this," he told The Press Democrat. "I do acknowledge irresponsibility and there's a case for laziness, denial, incompetence and just plain foolishness."
But "it was not all my fault," he added. "It was this force of nature that overwhelmed me."
Dier moved to Petaluma in 1978, working at an assembly plant and as a stained glass maker. He now lives off a small inheritance from his mother.
By all appearances, Dier looks like an everyday retiree, donning jeans and an Hawaiian shirt on a warm afternoon and driving a new Toyota Tacoma.
But his house, located in a quiet middle-class neighbourhood, reeks of urine. The floor is covered with the chaff of feed mixed with rat droppings, and everything is gnawed on, including the Sheetrock walls, according to The Press Democrat.
When animal control officers arrived, they found some rats stacked six deep in cages so overcrowded that many had missing eyes and limbs.
Up to 250 pounds of food a week. Dier admitted that he felt some relief when they were confiscated, noting the "crushing burden" of trying to care for them. He was up to buying 250 pounds of rat food a week.
Most of the rats have been euthanized,
Meanwhile, Dier, who was allowed to keep his seven cats, said he was grieving the loss — and deaths — of his furry friends.
"That's a darn pity," Dier said. "It's unfair to the animals. I'm not saying I wasn't unfair letting them be born into existence, but they didn't deserve to die."
Excuse me but........... they are Rats FFS. Who the F cares! Euthanize the old boy he is obviously past his sell by date.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
At the end of the day this is a nice little earner for the lads involved.
And because the police didn't find any evidence that doesn't necessarily mean that the lads are not guilty.
This is the UK. Like it or not we are not an Islamic state, we are not a police state, we are a FREE state and occaisionally some people get ruffled, whilst protecting the majority. I currently live in an Islamic state and I can tell you it ain't no fun.
The BBC won 10 of the 20 titles, including Media Organisation and best Broadcast Soap, with the BBC Asian Network's Silver Street beating EastEnders and Coronation Street.Meera Syal's Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee won the corporation the TV Drama title, while BBC London News took the TV News category.
The BBC was also awarded the Film Documentary, Radio News, Radio Drama, Radio Factual and Youth awards. ITV won the TV Factual award for Poles Apart, an edition of Tonight with Trevor McDonald.But the broadcaster had only been nominated for one other award - Broadcast Soap, which was taken by the BBC - and as a result, went away with just the two gongs.Gee Walker, the mother of murdered black teenager Anthony Walker, and the Rt Rev John Sentamu, who became the Church of England's first black Archbishop last year, lost out to Sir Trevor in the Media Personality Award.
Judges credited the former newsreader with helping to "enlighten British people's understanding and awareness of race relations" through his "integrity and commitment to objective and fair reporting".CRE Chair Trevor Phillips said: "The UK's first black news anchor.
Excuse me but. . . . . Isn't this just the sort of thing that the CRE is supposed to stop. It would be only fair for the CRE to have a White Race in Black Media Award as well, otherwise this event stands out as a racist event specifically to high light the predudiced that exist within the CRE.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Lloyd's TSB joins a small but growing list of UK banks offering Islamic financial services, stating on Wednesday that it now offers sharia compliant current accounts and mortgages throughout the country.
"From today, Britain's two million Muslims will have access to current accounts and mortgages which comply with Islamic law (sharia), in every one of the bank's 2,000 branches," the bank said in a statement.
Devout Muslims who invest along sharia guidelines will not purchase assets that pay interest, or that derive profits from alcohol, pork or gambling.
Lloyd's TSB said more Islamic financial products will be introduced later this year, including an Islamic student account.
The move coincides with increased investor interest in Islamic finance, which globally is estimated to have a market size of anywhere between $200 billion and $400 billion (109 and 218 billion pounds).
The current account Lloyd's TSB is offering will have no credit interest and no overdraft facility, but does provide a debit card and does not charge a fee or require a minimum balance.
Lloyd's TBS Islamic account holders will also be able to access their money via ATM machines, the internet or telephone.
Under the terms of the Islamic mortgage on offer the bank buys the home on behalf of the customer, contributing up to 90 percent of the purchase price. The customer pays the remaining percentage upfront and pays the outstanding sum over an agreed term, together with a rental payment.
Excuse me but . . . . . . Investing involves laying out cash for funding business etc and getting a profit on that outlay. According to the Qur'an that is 'usury' and against Islamic principles as taught by the Prophet Mohamed. If you didn't work for it, it is not good.
Here in Saudi the Stock market was opened up last year to all Saudis. Ordinary people were borrowing SR50/1oo,000 to invest on the market. People were making a killing. Doubling their money in little over a week. Westerners were not allowed (a little racist thing they have here). When then the market started to fail, they began to loose big time. Westerners were invited in with open arms. I am sure that the idea was, let the westerners in to help the market recover. Take out Saudi money and leave the westerners to flounder. Is that the kind of Islamic banking Lloyd's are offering.
Saudi mortgages are really great. A Saudi can go to the bank and get a loan to build a house. The repayments don't have start till the house is finished. You you have no idea how many unfinished houses there are in Riyadh. Bet Lloyd's don't go down that route.
the sum paid for the use of money, hence interest; not, as in the modern sense,exorbitant interest. The Jews were forbidden to exact usury (Lev. 25:36, 37),only, however, in their dealings with each other (Deut. 23:19, 20). Theviolation of this law was viewed as a great crime (Ps. 15:5; Prov. 28:8; Jer.15:10). After the Return, and later, this law was much neglected (Neh. 5:7,10).
Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Sunday, June 11, 2006
WARNING: STORY CONTAINS UNEDITED PHOTO FROM MASSACRE SITES
LA soldiers massacre family of four in Vankalai, Mannar
[TamilNet, June 09, 2006 04:47 GMT]
SLA soldiers armed with bayonets and knives entered the house of a family of four and slaughtered 35-year-old father, 27-year-old mother, 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son Thursday midnight in Vankalai, 12 km southeast of Mannar.
Eyewitnesses in the area, Thomaspuri Ward No 10 in Vankalai, have told Mannar Additional Magistrate that they could identify the soldiers involved in the massacre. Villagers alleged the mother was raped before the massacre. Tension prevails in Vankalai. Religious leaders including the Bishop of Mannar, parliamentarians and civil society members in Mannar have rushed to site. Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission officials have visited the massacre site.
The victims killed were: Mary Medaline (Chitra), 27, the mother, Moorthy Martin, 35, the father, Ann Nilxon, 7, the son and Ann Luxica, 9, the daughter. Martin was a carpenter by profession.
Soldiers have also used the carpenter tools to kill the victims. Bootprints and a military badge with star were found at the massacre site.
Bodies were discovered by fellow residents of the area, around 5.30 a.m., Friday morning, police sources said.
The family, once displaced as refugees in India, had returned during the Ceasefire and resettled in the village, the residents said.
Mannar Additional Magistrate T.J. Prabakaran visited the massacre site and ordered the Police to carry out investigations into the massacre
Villagers from Thomaspuri, Sukanthapuri and Bastipuri have started to flee from their villages.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
LONDON (Reuters) - Householders who refuse to pay their water bills should have their supply reduced to a trickle until they settle up, a House of Lords committee said on Tuesday.
Water companies were owed 962 million pounds last year, a level of debt the Lords Science and Technology Committee said was "completely unacceptable".
The committee also criticised the government over its plans to build thousands of homes in the southeast, the driest region of the country, saying it should have consulted more widely over the impact on water usage.
Research by regional utility South East Water had found that around two-thirds of customers owing it money could afford their bills. By not paying they were adding 10 pounds to every other customer's bill.
Disconnection for non-payment of domestic bills was banned in 1999, but the committee, chaired by Lord Selborne, said an alternative penalty could be partial disconnection, as practised in Australia.
"We saw in Australia a tamper-proof device which allows only a limited flow into the house, enough for basic health and safety needs, and we thought this was a rather good idea," he told BBC radio.
"I don't see why we should have to pay the bill for people who can pay but refuse to do so.
Consumer Council for Water spokesman Andrew Marsh said disconnection had been banned to protect vulnerable customers and told the BBC the committee's suggestion would be a retrograde step.
"It's very difficult to distinguish between 'can't pays' and 'won't pays,'" he said.
"There's a risk that vulnerable customers could be pulled in accidentally into the 'won't pay' category.
Housing and Planning Minister Yvette Cooper said the government was not currently proposing to restrict supply for non-payment.
But she said consumers, as well as suppliers, regulators and planners had to take responsibility for water management.
Despite heavy rain in May, southeast England is facing its severest drought for a century, with many water companies enforcing restrictions on domestic water use.
On house-building, the Lords committee said the government had "failed to consider the water management implications of their house building plans at an early enough stage.
It said government should ensure that the water companies' plans factor in what would inevitably be a significant increase in demand.
Excuse me but ........ not paying your water bill is no different from not paying other bills.
More important WTF has it got to do with the government. They sold of f their interest in an effort to abrogate their responsibility.
Monday, June 05, 2006
LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor Gordon Brown called on Monday for greater accountability in the public sector and said pay rises for its staff would be kept low for the next two years.
In a wide ranging speech to business leaders in London, Brown said Britain needs to keep making tough decisions on public sector pay and reforms if it is to cope with the challenges posed by globalisation.
"We must do more to encourage local and regional pay flexibility," said Brown, who is widely expected to succeed Prime Minister Tony Blair before the next election expected in 2009.
"With this year's public sector pay settlements averaging just 2.25 percent -- we are maintaining vigilance in the fight against inflation -- and next year and the year after that we will maintain this discipline of low overall settlements.
Brown also sought to soothe business fears that public sector reform would lose momentum under his premiership because unions might hold more sway with the 55-year-old Scot.
"We will continue to reform our public services: matching national objectives with other drivers of change -- competition and contestability and local choice and voice, including publicly available real time data," he said.
Excuse me but ........ The last time he said this MP's got a MASSIVE 26% pay rise. Who does he think he is kidding. You cannot get away from Globalisation but to expect an English civil servant to work for the same money as a Pakistani or Chinese is absolutely preposterous. Earth calling Planet Brown wake up!!!!!
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen in Iraq dragged 24 people, mostly teenage students, from vehicles and shot them dead, police said, as violence raged in the country on Sunday.
Iraqi leaders appeared deadlocked on naming new interior and defence ministers seen as critical to restoring stability in a country bloodied by relentless insurgent and sectarian killings.
Police said gunmen manning a makeshift checkpoint near Udhaim stopped cars approaching the small town 120 km north of Baghdad and killed passengers.
The victims included youths of around 15-16 years who were on their way to the bigger regional town of Baquba to write end of term exams, but also elderly men, they said.
"(The attackers) dragged them one by one from their cars and executed them," said a police official.
The killings took place in Diyala province, scene of frequent attacks by insurgents waging a campaign of bombings and shootings to topple the U.S.-backed, Shi'ite-led government.
Some tried to flee but were gunned down, a police source said. Reuters photographs showed six men shot in the chest, including one old man and five young men.
In Iraq's south, a Sunni religious group accused security forces in the Shi'ite-run city of Basra of killing 12 unarmed worshippers in a mosque early on Sunday, but police said they had returned fire and shot dead nine terrorists.
The incident came just hours after a car bomb killed 28 people in Basra, challenging a state of emergency declared by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to crack down on criminal gangs and Shi'ite factions whose feuding threatens oil exports.
It was among the worst violence Iraq's second city has seen since U.S.-forced invaded to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Communal violence has mounted throughout Iraq since the February bombing of a Shi'ite shrine, touching off a wave of revenge killings that sparked fears of civil war.
The United States, which has 130,000 troops in Iraq, hopes Maliki's broad coalition of majority Shi'ites and minority Sunnis and Kurds will be able to defuse the violence.
Excuse me but ..... If anyone thinks that this situation will not escalate if the troops leave they need their bumps felt.
In this neck of the woods life is cheaper than a tooth pick. These barbaric acts of violence are to become the norm. No one will be safe. Shi'ites hate the Sunnis, Sunnis hate the Shi'ites, there is no common ground not even Islam.
LONDON (Reuters) - Two brothers suspected of plotting to make a chemical bomb for an attack in Britain have denied all accusations, their lawyers said on Sunday, as police continued to search their home.
The men, aged 23 and 20, were held during a dawn raid on Friday when more than 250 police officers, stormed their house in east London.
The 23-year-old brother was shot in the shoulder during the raid.
Specific intelligence had suggested the house might have been used to make a toxic bomb for an attack in Britain, police sources said.
"He says there's absolutely not a word of truth in any of it," the wounded brother's lawyer Kate Roxburgh told reporters. "He says the police are not going to find anything because there is nothing to find.
His brother's lawyer, Julian Young, said earlier his client had also denied he was involved in any terrorism plot, adding: "To date I have seen no evidence showing that he has been.
Both men are being questioned at London's top security Paddington Green police station after the wounded brother was moved there from hospital on Sunday.
Police said they were still concentrating their search on the suspects' house in Forest Gate, an ethnically mixed area with a sizable Muslim population. They searched the men's work places on Saturday.
Officers are looking for "some form of viable chemical device" that could kill -- a conventional bomb laced with toxic material, a police source told Reuters.
British firearms police have been under the spotlight since they shot dead an innocent Brazilian man, Jean Charles de Menenezes, in the weeks following last year's suicide attacks.
Young said the case struck him as similar to the Menenezes shooting.
Asan Rehman, a spokesman for a family arrested from a neighbouring house but then freed, told Reuters the two brothers, were Muslims and of Bangladeshi origin.
Excuse me but .......... 250 Police do not search a house with out good reason. This maybe a very 'touchy' place since July last year, but I cannot see that there was no cause for concern.
Bangladeshis are not the worlds richest people, but within hours of the raid their "team of legal advisors" were making claims that they could not possibly of substantiated. I don't understand why they need separate lawyers, unless the is a danger that one will "roll over" on the other.
Of course they would deny any involvement in any terrorist plot, wouldn't they?
And as for Julian Young saying that this is similar to the Menenezes shooting, maybe we should just revisit that case, Menenezes was not necessarily the angel his family would have you believe.
But who’d have guessed that an illegal alien, passport forger, tax-evader and general all-round crook like de Menenezes might also be a sexual predator? Not one of the seventeen-thousand-or-so of his cousins, that’s for sure.
Read the Menenezes link.
Given the information the the police had to hand I think it is a smart move to drop one of the suspects it brings the others under control.
Just because there is no evidence found all that really means is they can't be prosecuted.
There are times when the protection of the democracy is more important than the rights of a few.
They may be innocent. Then we should apologise.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Newspapers had another field day when he was then photographed playing croquet on the mansion's lawn during working hours. Several of Labour Party parliamentarians openly called for Prescott's resignation.
Prescott said he had told Blair he had personally decided he no longer wanted to use the house.
"I have accepted that my continued use of Dorneywood is getting in the way of doing my job in government," he said in a statement. "I am well aware that my use of it is now a subject of public controversy and criticism and a matter of concern amongst some MPs and the Labour Party.
Prescott, a former ship's steward and union activist, has been an asset to Blair for his gruff working-class background and the loyalty he brings from party stalwarts.
He made headlines when he punched a demonstrator who threw an egg at him on the campaign trail in 2001 national elections.
Excuse me but........ Now that John Prescott is not living there, what numpty is going to be 'given' that house or is the country going to have to pay for it's upkeep to keep it empty.
Of all the people that we could have as No 1 Prescott is the only one that would get my vote. At least you know that he will give good account of himself in a toe-to-toe stand up. Yeah sure he is rough around the edges, but he is one of the ordinary people.
Friday, May 26, 2006
By Adrian Croft and Tom Burroughes
LONDON (Reuters) - The government unveiled ambitious plans on Thursday to make people work until they are 68 and encourage them to save in an effort to defuse a pensions time bomb.
In the biggest shakeup of the pensions system in 60 years, the government endorsed an experts' plan to automatically enrol workers into a national pension savings scheme to help close an estimated 57 billion pound ($107 billion) savings gap.
Prime Minister Tony Blair said the plan "gives us a chance of having a really strong, sustainable, workable, affordable way of people saving for their retirement.
Like many other European countries, Britain faces a huge pensions challenge with an estimated 7 million people not saving enough for their old age. Rising lifespans and low birthrates have worsened the problem.
Opposition parties broadly supported the Labour government's plans, which are based on the recommendations of a pensions commission chaired by Adair Turner, who has combined careers in business, public policy and academia.
Excuse me but...........successive governments have totally mis-managed this country's pension system. Those people who have been paying for their pension through the government system, are now being asked to fix the problem by paying more and working longer to get a better pension with little if any real cost to the government.
The 'new plan' to automatically enroll workers in a pension saving scheme is not new at all. It was first designed in post war Britian. It was called the Social Welfare System. All Tony the Fuqwit is doing is re-selling the package we already have at a greater cost.
How about the new scheme is introduced with the government giving back all we have paid in and start afresh.
In reality Tony doesn't give a rats arse because his pension, and the pensions of his brothers in office, is index linked through a system that the rest of us are told is no longer sustainable. Way to go Fuqwit!
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
By Tom Ashby
ABUJA (Reuters) - Rock star Bono met Chancellor Gordon Brown at a run-down Nigerian primary school on Monday, as Africa moved to hold the rich world to account over promises to fund a "Marshall Plan" for the continent.
Some ceilings at Ido Sarki School, on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, had collapsed and about 150 children crowded onto benches in one classroom, illustrating the scale of the task required for the poorest continent to deliver basic education to all within nine years.
"Education for every child is the most cost-effective investment the world could ever make," Brown said, adding that every extra year of schooling also had measurable impact on a country's health and prosperity.
African finance ministers invited Brown and Bono to a conference in Abuja where they followed up on last year's meeting of the Group of Eight rich nations which promised to double aid to Africa by 2010.
Development campaigners say the rich world is already falling behind on promises to fund a development plan on the scale of the Marshall Plan that helped rebuild Europe after the Second World War.
Excuse me but......If I recall correctly a number of African nations have OIL. What are they doing to improve their lot. Precious bloody little it seems. They should not blame the western countries for the greed of their own government.
More oil dollars/aid dollars end up in private bank accounts than where it belongs, invested in the infrastructure and the people.
It is easier to blame someone else for your own short comings, than own up to the truth.
This story just takes the F****** biscuit.
Monday, May 22, 2006
By Lesley Wroughton
ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The recent goodwill of wealthy industrialised countries towards Africa could dissipate unless the continent tackles corruption, rock star and activist Bono told African finance ministers on Sunday.
"There is a window of opportunity but it could close if things like the corruption issue are not tackled or the peer review mechanisms are not felt to be real," the U2 frontman said in the Nigerian capital Abuja in one of his first speeches that emphasised malfeasance on the continent.
"The single biggest obstacle to business and the renewal of the economies in the south is corruption and the single biggest obstacle to getting start-up money for those businesses, if you want to look at aid as investment, is corruption.
Rich nations pledged last year to double aid to Africa by 2010 and cancel debts of some poorest countries, but Bono said those promises could be withdrawn if recipient governments weren't clean.
"The small 'c' in corruption is a plague as deadly as the HIV virus and it is not just the businessman, the ones that are hurt the most are always the ones that have nothing," he said.
Excuse me but....................... A very valiant attempt, Bono, but it could take 50 years or more to sort this problem. Corruption is rife from the top down. In order to stop it the government has to really want it and the government are the most corrupt of all. As long as countries like Angola and Nigeria are rich in oil there will be corruption. Certainly my many Nigerian friends are saying that the oil has made no difference to their lives. Greedy men in power with 'tribal mentality' will always see their position as supreme and above the Law, the People, and more important poverty.
President Jo Bloggs doesn't give a toss about the starving millions as long as he can filter away his pension millions. In fact if Western countries give aid he doesn't have to worry about them, just take his 'cut'.
If he had to live on a couple of kilos of maize for weeks in the most appalling conditions then, and only then, he may see the error of his ways.
I live in a very oil rich country. The poverty here is often appaling. The oil belongs to the country, the people. It is the moral responsibility of the countries leaders to ensure that poverty in their country is eradicated using the resources at hand.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
HANOI (Reuters) - A typhoon that raked the South China Sea has killed at least 104 people, and Vietnamese officials said on Saturday that more than 160 fishermen were still missing and feared dead.
Typhoon Chanchu, the strongest on record to enter the South China Sea in May, the start of the storm season, left a trail of destruction through China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Excuse me but..... I can't help thinking more death more destruction, where was God. Please don't tell me that he is testing these people, I just don't believe it.
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Moviegoers, shrugging off a burst of negative reviews, were expected to flock to Friday's opening of the religious thriller "The Da Vinci Code".
"The Da Vinci Code" as some Catholics vowed coast-to-coast protests against the film.
Moreover, the film, directed by Ron Howard, has generated a level of publicity and media hype unseen since Mel Gibson 'The Passion' of the Christ" arrived in theatres two years ago.
Industry experts predicted that, like the controversy Gibson stirred with his graphic depiction of Christ's crucifixion in "The Passion," the debate over "The Da Vinci Code" has only heightened interest in Howard's film.
"There's just so much awareness and interest in this film," Regal spokesman Dick told Reuters. "I think people want to go see it and make up their own minds what they think of the movie.
The Vatican has labelled the story blasphemous and launched its own public relations offensive against the film. A Catholic lay organisation, the American Society for the Defence of Tradition, Family and Property, took out full-page ads in USA Today calling for worshipers to stage prayer vigils outside at least 1,000 theatres nationwide on Friday.
"In all 50 states, we have organisers," said Francis Slobodnik, who is coordinating the campaign for the Pennsylvania-based group and called the film "an insult directed towards God.
Excuse me but ........ If the catholics don't want to see the film then they should not go to see it. To prevent a perfectly legitimate art form from being shown only goes to show what I have believed for a long time. Religion is not about God, but about keeping the masses under control.
The Vatican has had it's day, what it thinks is no longer going to be foisted on the majority.
At the end of the day this film is not being portrayed as a totally factual work, rather a film based on a thin tissue of facts that may or may not be proveable. As with all films the truth is rarely interesting and has to be spiced up to sell to the mass audience.
I have serious doubts about "The American Society for the Defence of Tradition, Family and Property. Probably defending their dubious control over those who have no where else to go.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
( Source: Reuters)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives called on Britain on Thursday to comply with an agreement with Ireland and start a full investigation of the 1989 murder of Northern Ireland attorney Pat Finucane.
The House voted 390-31 for a resolution urging Britain to establish a full "independent public judicial" inquiry into the murder of Finucane, a human rights attorney gunned down in his home in Belfast in front of his wife and three children.
Some human rights groups have connected loyalist paramilitaries and British security forces with the murder.
In 2001, the British and Irish governments jointly appointed Peter Cory, a retired justice of Canada's Supreme Court, to determine whether independent commissions should investigate possible state-sponsored collusion in six murders, including Finucane's.
Cory made his recommendation for an inquiry commission, but the British government instead said it would conduct a more limited probe of Finucane's slaying.
New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith, who sponsored the measure, said he hoped "our combined efforts here and in the Republic of Ireland will move the British government to finally live up to their agreement ... and help secure public and international confidence in the Northern Ireland peace process.
Excuse me, a very sad event, but............... WTF has this got to do with America. IIRC at the time this happened Americans were still funding 'Terrorist' activities in Northern Ireland via NOR-AID, and would probably stilll be doing that now if it wasn't for 9/11.
Mr America you ain't so squeeeky clean. Keep your nose out.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Britain asked Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday to stop the hanging of a British man convicted of shooting dead a taxi driver 18 years ago.
Mirza Tahir Hussain, from Leeds, is due to face the gallows on June 3, two days after his 36th birthday, having spent half his life in jail.
"The British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, on her behalf and on behalf of Prime Minister Tony Blair, has written a letter to President Musharraf requesting him to commute the death sentence of Hussain to an appropriate term of imprisonment," a British diplomat in Islamabad told Reuters.
Hussain, who is of Pakistani descent and according to Pakistani officials holds dual nationality, was arrested in Rawalpindi in 1988.
He was charged with murdering and robbing a taxi driver who he says had tried to physically and sexually assault him. Hussain maintained that the man had pulled a gun on him and it went off during a struggle.
Hussain was acquitted by the country's High Court but an Islamic Court -- the Federal Shariat Court -- sentenced him to death by hanging in 1998. The sentence was later upheld by the country's Supreme Court in 2003, and a review petition was rejected a year later.
Several British parliamentarians have pleaded for Pakistan to exercise mercy, while the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission said there had been a "miscarriage of justice".
Excuse me but.......... I can believe this story. I have been in some taxis with some very dubios characters in this neck of the woods.
What I do not understand is what has it got to do with Tony Blair? If you take the nationality of another country this should be conditional on that being your country and your only country. This young man took British citizenship but retained his old passport and citizenship. Why?
Did he not really like UK? Did he just want the protection of a British passport? What?
He was tried under Pakistani Law as a Pakistani, he was tried under Sharia Law as a Moslem. What has this got to do with Britian. If Mirza wanted the protection of his British passport he should have given up his Pakistani Passport.
The British Passport is not a toy. It should not be used as a 'GET OUT OF JAIL FREE' card as and when one choses.
If you want a passport from my country then by all means, if you qualify, take it. Please don't use it as your 'ace in the hole'. You only belittle the status it has for others.