Thursday, July 16, 2009

Winning is all

A small schoolboy at the sports day breaks the winning line with his egg still on his spoon. Overjoyed at his prowess as racing balancer of eggs he raises his arms in the air pronouncing for all present that he is the WINNER!

A teacher witnessing this takes the lad to one side and totally destroys his moment. "There are no winners its just a bit of fun", she says.

This does not make the slowcoach at the back feel any less last. Everyone knows he/she was last. All that has been achieved is one 5 year old's moment of glory has been dashed by some teacher with her PC head up her arse.

Its no wonder that our children are failing if we are teaching them that winning is not important.

Winning is the most important thing we have. It means that someone was the first to discover penicillin, it means that some one was first to discover X-rays, it means that someone was the first to find a cure for a cancer; it means that someone was first to invent anesthetic . . . . need I go on.

Winning is important to me. Had someone not had the enthusiasm to say we can do this and discovered inert optical plastics I would be blind.

We don't speak German because we won the war. We will loose the peace if we don't win anymore.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Women flogged for wearing trousers

Police in Sudan have arrested 13 women in a raid on a cafe and flogged 10 of them in public for wearing trousers in violation of the country's strict Islamic law, one of those arrested has said.

The 13 women were at a cafe in the capital, Khartoum, when they were detained on Friday by officers from the public order police, which enforces the implementation of Sharia law in public places.

One of those arrested on Friday, journalist Lubna Hussein, said she is challenging the charges, which can be punishable by up to 40 lashes.

"I didn't do anything wrong," said Ms Hussein.

Islamic Sharia law has been strictly implemented in Sudan since the ruling party came to power in a 1989 military coup.

The force randomly enforces an alcohol ban and often scolds young men and women mingling in public. Public order cases usually involve quick summary trials with sentences carried out shortly afterward, as was the case with 10 of the women arrested on Friday. They were flogged and fined 250 Sudanese pounds (£74).

Ms Hussein and two other women chose to go to trial. On Monday she was summoned for questioning and now awaits a decision from the prosecutor on when the case could go to trial.

Women in northern Sudan, particularly in Khartoum, dress in traditional outfits that include a shawl over their head and shoulder. Western dress is uncommon.

Ms Hussein said she decided to speak out because flogging is a practice many women endure in silence. She even sent printed invitations to the press and public figures to attend her expected trial.

"Let the people see for themselves. It is not only my issue," she said. "This is retribution to thousands of girls who are facing flogging for the last 20 years because of wearing trousers. They prefer to remain silent."
Excuse me but . . . . . . . Dont think this cant happen here it can and it does. The Islamic Republic of Great Britian is just around the corner.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Saudi Judge Blames Women For Domestic Violence

Okays Husbands To Slap Wives

Posted in May 11th, 2009 by Glenn Church in Saudi Arabia
Few countries contrast the twenty-first century with the values of antiquity as Saudi Arabia does. A wealthy, modern state would seem to have a few progressive ideas. Not so with the Saudis.

A Saudi judge has ruled that it is okay for husbands to slap their wives if they spend too much.

That wasn’t all Judge Hamid Al-Razine had to say. He noted, “women’s indecent behavior and use of offensive words against their husbands were some of the reasons for domestic violence in the country.”

Domestic violence is on the rise in Saudi Arabia in recent years. Of course, the woman is to blame.

It would be unthinkable to consider otherwise in a society that does not allow women to drive or men and women to mix in public. Yet, the same society allows a 47-year-old man to marry an 8-year-old girl.

All this is done in the pretext of protecting women or upholding morality. Is there really that much difference between the Saudis and the Taliban? Both cherish oppressive ideologies and suppress women.

Why, yes, there is a difference. The Saudis sell us their oil.

Americans die in Afghanistan with one of the pretenses being the liberation of women from a repressive ideology. In Saudi Arabia, they work with the Saudis to provide the world with oil. For that, the Saudis always get a free ride, unless you are a Saudi woman.