Ramallah Gets Five-Star Luxury Hotel

The city of Ramallah, less than half an hour north of Jerusalem, saw the opening this week of its first five-star luxury hotel, despite Palestinian Authority claims that Israel is strangling the local economy.

The hotel, a franchise of the Swiss-based Movenpick chain, has 171 rooms and suites, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center, and cost $40 million.

The opening was not entirely perfect, as the hotel is not yet set up to provide ice cream. Co-owner Talal Nasreddin spoke to the French news agency AFP and blamed the lack of ice cream on “Israeli procedures at the crossings.” Israel inspects goods imported to Judea and Samaria in order to prevent arms smuggling.

While AFP reported that foreigners have returned to Ramallah “as security has improved,” the article – and the PA officials it quoted – did not note Israel’s role in stemming terrorism in the region and creating initiatives to improve PA employment and ease travel in the region.

via Ramallah Gets Five-Star Luxury Hotel – Defense/Middle East – Israel News – Israel National News.

Found.

The hotel has costed 40 million dollars. Impressive hein?

Last question: Will Jews be allowed to go to this hotel or the judenfrei place (1, 2) will only be enacted once the “Palestinian” state will be constituted?

Google: openness for others, not for us

The criticism comes as the company continues to advocate for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose net neutrality rules that would target internet service providers (ISPs) while opposing so-called “search neutrality” that would impact both the company and its revenues in a manner that observers of the debate say could be particularly adverse to Google.

Last week, in a post on the official Google blog, the company’s senior vice president for product management, Jonathan Rosenberg, wrote that while Google’s “goal is to keep the Internet open,” it opposes the concept of “openness” where it would apply to its own search and ad products.

Ironically, the rationale behind Google’s opposition to “open internet” policy of this sort sounds remarkably similar to the rationale expressed by ISPs—which Google and other “open internet” advocates have targeted as the enemy in the current fight regarding FCC rules—for opposing net neutrality.  According to Rosenberg, opening up Google’s code “would actually hurt users” and result in “reduced quality” for those who rely on the service in question.

via Big Government » Blog Archive » Google: Openness for Thee, But Not For Me.

The reason they give not to “open” their search and ad is this one:

While we are committed to opening the code for our developer tools, not all Google products are open source. Our goal is to keep the Internet open, which promotes choice and competition and keeps users and developers from getting locked in. In many cases, most notably our search and ads products, opening up the code would not contribute to these goals and would actually hurt users. The search and advertising markets are already highly competitive with very low switching costs, so users and advertisers already have plenty of choice and are not locked in. Not to mention the fact that opening up these systems would allow people to “game” our algorithms to manipulate search and ads quality rankings, reducing our quality for everyone.

Well, that can be said by the rest of firms taking part in the web in their own markect sector. So, don’t be a bunch of hypocrites and don’t say you are for “Web openness”. Just say you are for it except when it can threaten your business… 🙄

Arabia Saudí: condenan a señora de 75 años a 40 latigazos por estar con dos hombres en su casa

La señora, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi, fue condenada por estar con su hijo y otro amigo (24 y 27 años) sin permiso (imaginamos que no querían el permiso paterno…). Además deberá estar 4 meses en la cárcel y posteriormente será expulsada del país.

La Policía religiosa (llamada Muttawa, por si alguien no lo sabe), un cuerpo especial del gobierno, la encontró en su casa de la ciudad de Al-Chamil junto a dos jóvenes, de los cuales uno tiene 24 años y habría sido reconocido por el régimen saudí como hijo de Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi (ella había criado a este chico, por eso se le considera como su hijo).
(…)  Fahd (el hijo) también fue castigado con 40 latigazos y prisión, mientras que su acompañante, Hadian (27 años), recibió 20 latigazos más y una condena de cárcel.

Ayer nos decía el simpático clérigo que consideraba “bonito” el versículo del Corán que anima a los maridos a pegar a las mujeres si les desobedecen, que a las mujeres había que tratarlas justamente. ¿Es esto tratar justamente a una anciana que estaba con un chico al que había criado y el amigo de éste?

¿Están todos locos o qué? Y luego van dando la vara con el “diálogo religioso”… menuda pandilla de degenerados. Siempre pensando guarradas. Porque claro, es que ¿qué podían estar haciendo dos fornidos veiteañeros con una señora de 75 años? ¿A que lo primero que se nos ocurre no es que estaban satisfaciendo sus deseos sexuales? Bueno, pues la prohibición esta de que tiene que dar permiso un familiar (a una señora de 75 años… :( ) es que ese familiar se fía o no de que no van a deshonrar a la familia.

(Por cierto, que la estaban llevando pan,  según dice el enlace en inglés que he puesto antes. Uhhh, qué cosa más prohibida… :@ )

Anteriores: Día Internacional de la mujer, Gran Bretaña: el Daily Mail suprime la referencia al Corán en un asesinato por honor, Chechenia: Kadyrov aprueba los asesinatos de las mujeres con “moral relajada”, Nueva York: tentativa de asesinato por honor, Afgano detenido por aborto forzado de su hermana,Irán: mantienen la lapidación de Asfaneh,Honor killing cases register dramatic increase in BalochistanCientos de asesinatos por honor en TurquíaLuchando contra la violencia contra la mujer en el Kurdistán iraquíIraq: activista de los derechos de las mujeres, degolladaGran Bretaña: la hija de una mujer asesinada por honor pide justiciaAqsa ParvezPakistán: asesinato por honor por tener “relaciones ilícitas”,Jordania: otro asesinato por honor, Maravillas de la Sharia en Paquistán: capítulo MC…VI, Asesinatos por honor: hipocresía, fanatismo y pasividad occidentalJordano detenido por asesinar a su hermana (otro diferente),Niña de once años prendida fuego por usar pintalabiosQuemadas con ácidoAsesinatos por honor: dos videos,Paquistán: hombre mata a su hermana apuñalándola con la pata de una silla porque”mantenía una relación con su vecino sin su permiso”Madre de una víctima de un asesinato por honor, asesinada a tiros en IrakOtro asesinato por honor: ahora en Alemania .Italia: musulmanes tienen a sus mujeres atadas con cadenasSamia Rami, la novia adolescente asesinada a golpes por su maridoNovia adolescente, asesinada a golpes por su maridoMás asesinatos por honor: Jordania y AustraliaAsesinatos por honor en Tejas y ChicagoBanaz Mahmoud fue violada antes de ser asesinadaPadre y tío ordenan el asesinato por honor de su hija.

EEUU: Críticos señalan el "lavado de cara del Islam" en los libros de texto (VIDEO)

Gilbert T. Sewall, director del Consejo Americano del Libro de Texto, ha avisado de que algunos libros de texto americanos presentan una consideración sesgada del Islam y ofrecen una foto edulcorada del extremismo islámico, una tendencia que preocupa a los padres sobre lo que se enseña en los colegios públicos. “En una gran cantidad de ellos, cuestiones principales como la Jihad, la Ley islámica, el estatus de la mujer están edulcorados”.

Así que los padres han protestado porque dicen que no se pueden creer ese falseamiento de la realidad en los libros que se enseñan en los colegios públicos, porque junto a ese edulcoramiento de la religión islámica, se produce una crítica sistemática a las demás religiones.

Vídeo cortesía de AoW:

Podeis también leer este enlace, que me ha dejado AoW en un comentario en Challenges.

El Vaticano, viendo esto, no quiere ser menos y ha llegado a un acuerdo con representantes de la Universidad egipcia Al-Azhar para quitar de los textos históricos lo que “ofenda las sensibilidades de personas de otras religiones por la errónea interpretación de dogmas en el pasado”:

A culture of peace should permeate all aspects of life: religious formation, education, interpersonal relations and the arts in their diverse forms. To this end, scholastic books should be revised in order not to contain material which may offend the religious sentiments of other believers, at times through the erroneous presentation of dogmas, morals or history of other religions.

Pues lo sentimos pero la historia ha sido así. Si te sacan una foto y en lugar de Clint Eastwood, sales con la cara de Pepiño, no es culpa de nadie, pero eres así. Lo demás es falsear la realidad. :(

¿De qué sabor quiere su orina de vaca?

En la India las vacas son sagradas y no se les puede matar. Sus excrementos son aprovechados de todas las maneras posibles, pero ahora su orina se va a usar para hacer bebidas refrescantes, como sustitutivo de la Coca-Cola o la Fanta Naranja. De esta forma se pretende luchar contra las bebidas foráneas y acentuar la indianidad de la India.

El laboratorio que lo hace asegura que será “agradable de sabor”, no olerá a orina y que será también muy sano (y asqueroso, porque a mí me dan orina de vaca con sabor a fresa y se acuerda el camarero de mi presencia en ese bar…).

“Don’t worry, it won’t smell like urine and will be tasty too,” he told The Times from his headquarters in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges. “Its USP will be that it’s going to be very healthy. It won’t be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins.”

Lo que no es tan agradable es saber que pertenece al mismo movimiento indio nacionalista que bendijo las matanzas de cristianos del año pasado en Orissa.

The movement has often been accused of using more violent methods, such as killing 67 Christians in the eastern state of Orissa last year, and assaulting women in a pub in Mangalore last month. It also has a history of targeting foreign business in India, as in 1994, when it organised a nationwide boycott of multinational consumer goods, including Pepsi and Coca Cola.

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El muñeco terrorista islámico que imita a las figuritas de LEGO

via Al Qaeda Lego Toys! : Stop The ACLU, descubro el nuevo enfado de los líderes religiosos musulmanes: el muñeco de imitación de los de la empresa LEGO que representa a un terrorista de Al-Qaeda, llamado jocosamente Osama bin Lego.

Mohammed Shaffiq, de la organización musulmana La Fundación Ramadán considera al muñeco “absolutamente asqueroso”. Dijo: “Está glorificando el terrorismo – quienes lo han hecho deben estar avergonzados. Debemos estar juntos cuando se trata de unirnos contra el terrorismo, pero ahora es posible ¿cuando los niños juegan con juguetes como este”.

Exactamente igual que en el caso del text de la Universidad Oberta de Catalunya, me parece mal, muy mal. La banalización del terrorismo es algo que no se debería hacer nunca. Los de Stop The Aclu consideran también que es algo asqueroso. Para completar el cuadro de muñecos asquerosos, también han hecho uno nazi.

Más comentarios en Jammie Wearing Fool, que trae la foto del muñeco nazi. En Brickarms tenéis más muñecos (podéis leer esta entrada de Elentir, que me ha dejado en comentarios, que tiene más información sobre la empresa).
Avi Green tiene justo la opinión contraria a la mía. Para resumir: primero limpie su casa, Sr Shaffiq, y luego ya nos dirá a los demás lo que tenemos que hacer. El único problema es el que expone Stop The Aclu: ni Mohammed Shaffiq ni la organización musulmana La Fundación Ramadán tienen vínculos con entremistas ni han hecho ningún tipo de declaración extremista.
Michelle Malkinya que protesta por los juguetitos, ¿por qué no por los terroristas de verdad? En esto también estoy de acuerdo. El jueguetito es una banalización del terrorismo que no es desde luego buena. Pero el terrorista no es una banalización es quien mata, tortura, secuestra, etc.
Gateway PunditThe character is called “Bandit — Mr. White” and sells for $14. O sea, el muñeco se llama “Bandido – Sr. Blanco”… de modo que por el nombre no se sabe si es o no musulmán. Luego, ¿por qué todo el mundo lo identifica con los terroristas islámicos?

El "monstruo de Sheffield" y su médico

El doctor que trató a las hijas del ‘monstruo de Sheffield’ no detectó las violaciones – 20minutos.es

Poco a poco se van conociendo más detalles sobre el llamado monstruo de Sheffield, el hombre británico que, durante 25 años, dejó embarazadas a sus hijas 19 veces.

Se ha publicado la primera fotografía del violador, aunque no se ve su rostro. Del que si conocemos la cara es el médico que, durante todo ese tiempo, trató a las jóvenes, sin que, inexplicablemente, sospechara nada. El doctor asegura que jamás advirtió en ellas signo alguno de que estaban siendo sometidas a abusos incestuosos.

(…) Según los testimonios de las víctimas, los abusos sexuales comenzaron cuando las niñas tenían entre ocho y diez años. Si se negaban a tener relaciones sexuales, eran apaleadas. El juez reconoció también que se trataba del caso más duro que había llevado en cuarenta años de profesión.

Claro, hombre, no se puede uno dar cuenta de que las chicas estaban embarazadas casi continuamente. Tampoco se dio cuenta de las palizas, según esto…

Siempre pienso cuando leo estas cosas: ¿tendrán remordimientos? ¿considerarán que han obrado mal? No lo que diga a la policía, a los jueces… 

More antiterrorist idiocy from UK

Osama bin Laden’s ‘right-hand man’ Abu Qatada wins bail fight – Times Online h/t Kris.

An extremist Muslim cleric regarded as Osama bin Laden’s “spiritual ambassador in Europe” must be released on bail, a judge ruled yesterday.

Abu Qatada, 48, who won his legal fight against deportation to Jordan last month, will be freed from prison under strict bail conditions, amounting to 22-hour house arrest, despite being deemed a threat to national security.

The cleric applied to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) for bail on the ground that it was inhumane to detain him indefinitely if there was no prospect of his being deported.

The order by Mr Justice Mitting to release him is the latest in a series of judicial decisions that undermine the Government’s stance on terrorism. In the past year, the courts have in effect rewritten sections of terrorism legislation and ruled that financial sanctions on terrorist suspects were absurd and unlawful.

So, errr, the same Government who wants to stablish a regulation to record all critizens’ e-mails and phone calls of all the people inside the UK, just in case they are needed in a counter-terrorist investigation. That same Government who has lost data and more data from those citizens. That same Government who has lost documents considered as Top Secret, first ones about Irak war and the fight against Al-Qaeda and then about how the terrorists get financed. That same Government who has filled London with security cameras to spy on their citizens, placing them even on dustbins and who has defended all that because “we can’t fight with 19th century means, 21st century challenges”… That same Government who has insisted a law must be passed to retain people for 42 days, at the most, without charging them in counter-terrorism processes….

That same Government has released one of the most dangerous terrorists in UK, Abu Qutada, considered the Bin-Laden’s Ambassador in Europe, on condition that: “he is banned from meeting with Osama Bin Laden in London”.

Just not giving my opinion. I am so angry… And no, this is not because someone is “imbecile” or that other is not “responsible enough”.

But don’t worry: in Spain, the Central Intelligence Agency (the Spanish one, not US) has being spying on a Constitutional Tribunal Judge, García-Calvo (against whom even a hookup was made) and who died some weeks ago just before having to take part in several very important decisions (homosexual marriage, Catalonian Statute), with presumably he would have voted against the Government’s position. And also we have the pedophile

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Han dejado en libertad a Abu Qutada, uno de los peores terroristas que ha conocido Europa, el “Embajador de Al-Qaeda”. Los responsables de este nuevo desaguisado en materia contra-terrorista han sido los de una comisión del Gobierno británico para las “Apelaciones en Inmigración”, que le ha puesto como condición (pásmense todos ante la dureza de la condición):

que no puede reunirse con Bin Laden en Londres.

Ahora comparadlo con lo que he escrito justo en el anterior post. A mí desde luego risa, no me da.

Claro que aquí tenemos al CNI espiando a García-Calvo (con montaje incluido).

No puedo con estas cosas…

Bestiality ‘OK if animal approves’

View topic – Bestiality ‘OK if animal approves’ :: Free Dominion – Principled Conservative – Party and Canadian Politics – Canada Blogs

“Frank Kameny, a hero to the homosexual community who was integral in pressuring the American Psychiatric Association to reclassify same-sex activities as ‘normal,’ has written to a pro-family organization that he believes bestiality is fine, ‘as long as the animal doesn’t mind.’

In a weekend letter to Americans for Truth, an organization dedicated to revealing the truth about homosexuality, Kameny also said there is no such thing as ‘sexual perversion.’

‘Absolutely indisputably a central part of the very definition of Americanism is the guarantee, found in the Declaration of Independence, as not merely a Right, but as an Inalienable Right, of the ‘Pursuit of Happiness,” he wrote. ‘If something which someone arbitrarily defines as a ‘sexual perversion’ provides happiness for consenting adult participants, then its enjoyment is enshrined in basic Americanism.

‘So: Let us have more and better enjoyment of more and better sexual perversions, by whatever definition, by more and more consenting adults. We will all be the better off thereby. And that will be Americanism in action,’ he said.”

So err, how do we know the animal has consented???
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Resumiendo: el activista homosexual Frank Kameny ha dicho que “el bestialismo (es decir, el mantener relaciones sexuales con animales) está bien si al animal no le importa”. Se basa según él, en que “en la Constitución de EEUU se encuentra con un Derecho inalienable de cada individuo, no sólo un principio, el Derecho a buscar la felicidad. Si algo que normalmente se considera como una “perversión sexual” se practica entre adultos que consienten, ese disfrute está protegido por la Constitución“.
Me parece perfecto lo que dice de los adultos que consienten… Ahora bien, ¿un animal es un “adulto que consiente”? ¿Cómo manifiesta un animal ese consentimiento de alguna forma que jurídicamente sea aceptable? Porque si no consiente, sería violación…
Paren el mundo que ahora ya sí que me bajo….

"She lied about her virginity, marriage void"

En Lille, gracias a JCDurbant.

Según el código civil francés:

Le mariage qui a été contracté sans le consentement libre des deux époux, ou de l’un d’eux, ne peut être attaqué que par les époux, ou par celui des deux dont le consentement n’a pas été libre, ou par le ministère public. L’exercice d’une contrainte sur les époux ou l’un d’eux, y compris par crainte révérencielle envers un ascendant, constitue un cas de nullité du mariage. S’il y a eu erreur dans la personne, ou sur des qualités essentielles de la personne, l’autre époux peut demander la nullité du mariage. Code civil (article 180).

El matrimonio que ha sido contraído sin el consentimiento libre de los dos esposos o de uno de ellos, no puede ser atacado más que por uno de ellos o por aquel cuyo consentimiento no fue prestado libremente, o por el Ministerio Público. El ejercicio de cualquier fuerza sobre los esposos o sobre el de uno de ellos, comprendiendo el miedo reverencial hacia un ascendiente, constituye un caso de nulidad del matrimonio. Si hay un error sobre la persona o sobre una de las cualidades esenciales de la persona, el otro puede pedir la nulidad del matrimonio“.

Repetimos, un tribunal francés CIVIL de Lille, ha aceptado como causa de nulidad del matrimonio (esto es, a) consentimiento no prestado libremente, b) fuerza sobre uno de los esposos o c) error en la persona o sobre una de las cualidades esenciales de la persona), a petición del marido musulmán, que la mujer no era virgen.

El novio dejó claro que una de las cualidades que quería en su mujer era que fuera virgen. Nos puede parecer bien o mal, pero ella aceptó esas condiciones y mintió -incluso delante del tribunal-. Eso es lo que dice The Telegraph. Desde luego que alguien acepte esa como una condición esencial del matrimonio es cuando menos sorprendente en estos tiempos. Que alguien lo exija también. Y para mí, es como poco una interpretación excesivamente pillada por los pelos.

Pero no es la falta de virginidad lo que hace que el matrimonio quede anulado, si no que el tribunal reconoce que se ha mentido sobre algo que era esencial para que este marido prestara su consentimiento. Y como dice el artículo, sólo puede ejercitarse la acción por uno de los esposos. Eso no quiere decir que la virginidad se acepte como una condición esencial en futuros matrimonios. Es la mentira lo que hace que se anule, no la falta de virginidad.

Como dice el enlace del Telegraph es esto lo que hace que muchas se realicen una operación de reestructuración del himen. NO quieren tener que pasar por la misma vergüenza que esta mujer.

Ahora bien, para mí, lo más sorprendente es que se acepte que la falta de sangre por mantener relaciones sexuales, es prueba suficiente de que ella no era virgen. Él es médico, ella enfermera. O sea, que saben perfectamente que puede haber otras causas de ruptura del himen. The Telegraph no dice que se probase de otra forma.

El Ministerio de Justicia va a recurrir la sentencia, pero la mujer se ha opuesto porque dice que ya ha sido suficiente vergüenza para ella y que quiere desaparecer de los periódicos.

Podeis leer también Martha Colmenares, Dazibao.

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In Lille (France) a civil tribunal has considered the fact that the wife was not a virgin in the moment of the marriage, as a sufficient reason to declare the marriage void. If we read what are the causes to declare that, the article 80 of French Civil Code points to: a) consentment non-freely given; b) force made on any of the married to accept the marriage and c) error in the person or in one the person’s essential qualities, that it, those who are required to accept the marriage.

So in reality they are considering that the husband was not free to give his consent, was forced to give it or there was a error in the person or in one of the essential qualities of the wife to give it.

The annulment took place by the last of these causes. There could be a million of reasons for this, the same amount as there are marriages. For example, I have heard in Spain of a marriage where she told everyone was 31-years-old and when the moment came, it resulted she was 46. As the husband wanted to have children, told her about that as reason for marryind, she accepted it and it was proved that she was not able when she married by gynaecologic studies, the marriage was annuled.

So if he made it very clear for her that it was something essential for him to give his consent, I’m afraid this is possible, even if normal people would see this as a rather bad reason for the annulment. Because it is not the lack of virginity what makes the marriage void, but her lie about her virginity (or at least, that sounds as that, even in front of the Tribunal) what makes it void. I, myself, see this as a very astonishing interpretation, but as it is the husband (or wife) the one who should determine what are his/her reasons to give his/her consentment, this is (shockingly) possible. And the woman accepted it before the marriage, she did not say anything about rejecting that condition in particular.

The problem from my point of view is: can it be accepted as a sound proof of a woman’s lack of virginity, the lack of bleeding when having sexual relations? That is, for me, where the problem lies. The man was a doctor, the woman was a nurse. They both knew there are other kind of possibilities of producing a break of the hymen, such as riding a horse or practising several very engaging sports (martial arts or several types of gymnastics). The Telegraph does not say there were any other proofs made (gynaecological studies or similar at the time of the marriage).

But the problem here for me are the consequences, if the girl is a Muslim also (as it sounds). What is more, she is opposed to the Minister of Justice appealing the sentence, because she thinks it has been enough shame for her.

La recompensa espiritual del shahid islámico

See the English clip here.


Totalitarismo y terrorismo islámico tiene la traducción en español del vídeo
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Harith Ibn Al-Muhasibi nos dijo lo que ocurriría cuando nos
reunamos con la virgen de ojos negros con su pelo negro y su cara
blanca – alabado sea Él quien creó la noche y el día.

¡Qué cabello!

¡Qué pecho!

¡Qué boca!

¡Qué mejillas!

¡Qué figura!

¡Qué pechos!

¡Qué muslos!

¡Qué piernas!

¡Qué blancura!

¡Qué suavidad!

¡Sin ningún tipo de cremas – sin Nivea, y sin vaselina! ¡Nada de nada!

Él dijo que los rostros serían suaves aquel día.

Incluso su propio rostro será suave o sin ningún tipo de cosmético ni maquillaje.

(…) Cuando ellas te abracen, ellas recostarán tu espalda sobre los almohadones de almizcle. ¡Ellas se recostarán sobre ti!

Podría ficharles Hugh Heffner para el vídeo del mes sin censura… No se puede mostrar la imagen “https://i1.wp.com/dune.servint.com/uploads/c_laugh.gif” porque contiene errores. Pero se les ha olvidado una: las posaderas, es decir, la parte en la que la espalda pierde su casto nombre…

Más salidos que el pico de una mesa están estos. De lo que nunca hablan es de lo que tendrán las mujeres en el otro mundo… porque en el presente ya se sabe: un hombre vigoroso (¿?) que las pega si desobedecen. Es que es mejor no empezar a hacer descripciones masculinas no sea que lo comparen con lo que tienen, ¿no? Y entonces, sí que muchas pedirían la anulación por malfuncionamiento o bien porque no cumplen con las características…

Ejemplo de hombre vigoroso islámico:
Geeee… Ahora imagínense a la hurí anterior… Ehh, creo que no como en varios días después de verle la dentadura… Oh, no, espera, que la belleza está en el interior…
No se puede mostrar la imagen “https://i0.wp.com/i35.photobucket.com/albums/d186/LuvlyLass/Smileys/36_2_39.gif” porque contiene errores.

La poligamia, un buen motivo para saltarse el límite de velocidad (Act.)

Cuando lo leí en el blog de Fausta no me lo creía pero es cierto:

Mohammed Anwar said a ban would make it difficult to commute between his two wives and fulfil his matrimonial duties.

His lawyer told a Scottish court the Muslim restaurant owner has one wife in Motherwell and another in Glasgow – he is allowed up to four under his religion – and sleeps with them on alternate nights.

He also needed his driving licence to run his restaurant in Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

Airdrie Sheriff Court had heard that Anwar was caught driving at 64mph in a 30mph zone in Glasgow, fast enough to qualify for instant disqualification.

Anwar admitted the offence, but Sheriff John C. Morris accepted his plea not to be banned and allowed him to keep his licence”.

What would have happened if he had killed or badly injured someone?
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Mohammed Anwar dijo que una prohibición le haría difícil compatibilizar a sus dos mujeres y cumplir con sus obligaciones matrimoniales. Su abogado dijo a un tribunal escocés que el dueño de un restaurante musulmán tiene una mujer en Motherwell y otra en Glasgow -se le permiten hasta cuatro en su religión- y duerme con ellas en noches alternativas.
También necesita su carnet de conducir para llevar su restaurante en Falkirk, Stirlingshire.
Airdrie Sheriff Court ha oído que Anwar iba conduciendo a 64 millas por hora en una zona en la que el límite son 30 mollas en Glasgow, tan rápido que hubiera sido posible una descalificación inmediata.
Anwar admitió la falta, pero el Sherrif John C. Morris admitió su petición de que no se le retirase la licencia de conducir.

Para considerar la barbaridad que supone esta causa de exoneración del cumplimiento de la Ley, hay que considerar que la poligamia/bigamia es un DELITO para cualquier ciudadano inglés. Sin embargo, en el caso de los matrimonios polígamos musulmanes se han reconocido inclusive beneficios sociales.

Y ahora, permiten también que alguien no tenga que respetar los límites de velocidad. ¿Qué hubiera pasado si hubiera matado a alguien?

(+) Polygamy in the Fast Lane @ Islamist Watch.

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Reino Unido: más ayudas para los matrimonios polígamos
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Polygamy recognised in Great Britain. Reconocimiento de hecho precisamente a efectos de los beneficios sociales y ahora, según parece, también para saltarse los límites de velocidad.

Imágenes de la dimitud – Dhimmitude’s images

Esta es la imagen del Mall londinense hoy, durante la visita de Estado del Rey Saudí a Inglaterra.

El blog inglés Britain and America dice:

The flag of Saudi Arabia flies over The Mall in London today as a major state visit by the Saudi dynasty begins.  The Mall, which leads up to Buckingham Palace, is carrying a flag that declares: “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his Messenger”.

La bandera de Arabia Saudí vuela sobre el Mall londinense cuando comienza la visita de la dinastía saudí. El Mall, que lleva hasta el Palacio de Buckingham, expone hoy una bandera que declara “No hay más Dios que Alá y Mahoma es su Mensajero (Profeta)”.

No es para estar muy contentos, teniendo en cuenta el respeto a los Derechos Humanos que caracteriza al país saudí. Una muestra:

Mientras el rey Abdala Ben Abdulaziz Al Saud se encuentra de visita en Reino Unido intentando dar una imagen de apertura al resto del mundo y de defensa de los derechos humanos, la situación en el país árabe sigue demostrando que en Arabia Saudí se sigue la ley del «ojo por ojo y diente por diente». Así, en el día de ayer, las autoridades saudíes decapitaron a dos hombres condenados por asesinar a dos compatriotas. Los dos reos, Ibrahim al Saeed y Saad al Otaibi, fueron decapitados en la capital, Riad, el primero por disparar a un hombre y el segundo por apuñalar en el cuello a otro después de una pelea.
   Arabia Saudí lleva a cabo una rigurosa interpretación del islam mediante la cual aquéllos condenados por asesinato, tráfico de drogas, violación y robo a mano armada son ejecutados en público con una espada para que el castigo sea público.
   Con estas dos muertes de ayer, asciende a 119 el número de personas decapitadas en el reino árabe en lo que llevamos de año, cifra que está muy por encima de las 38 que se produjeron durante el año pasado o las 83 del año 2005.

Translation: 119 person killed in Saudi Arabia by beheading, condemned by the State, only this year. The last ones: Ibrahim al Saeed y Saad al Otaibi, for shooting a man and for stabbing another one after a fight.

Mientras esta visita tiene lugar, los ingleses están furiosos por la construcción de un cementerio multi-cultural para lo que se necesita desenterrar a más de 300.000 cadáveres:

It is a peaceful resting place for 350,000 souls – an historic graveyard which now serves as a nature reserve.

But plans are afoot to dig up the ancient graves at Tower Hamlets Cemetery – and reopen it as a 21st century burial site.

Officially it would be known as a “multi-faith” cemetery but it is likely that it would principally answer calls for a Muslim graveyard in the largely-Asian East London borough.

(+) David Cameron, el líder conservador, le va a preguntar al rey saudí por la literatura extremista que se puede encontrar en las mezquitas británicas. h/t Pamela.

David Cameron intends to confront King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today about the torrent of Saudi-sponsored extremist literature that is available in British mosques, The Times has learnt.

The Conservative leader will ask the Saudi King to curb the export of fundamentalist religious ideology in books and pamphlets that advocate the suppression of women’s rights, hatred for non-Muslims and the execution of lapsed MuslimsApplause

His intervention will further destabilise the course of the Saudi state visit, which started badly when King Abdullah criticised Britain’s record on fighting al-Qaeda terrorism.

Mr Cameron will point to a study by the Policy Exchange think-tank that found extremist Saudi material at mosques in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester. He will also refer to a report by Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, his security adviser, that highlighted the problem of the spread of Saudi fundamentalism. She said in July that the Saudi Government had cracked down on al-Qaeda but “has not yet stopped its religious establishment from exporting extremism, intolerance and Wahhabi ideology across the world”.

Primero teníamos esta foto de Laura Bush:

En ella, lleva pantalones, está con las piernas cruzadas y enseña la planta del pie. Grave atrevimiento. Así que después tuvo que ponerse la abaya:

AWO:

Given that the first lady wore a headscarf when she visited a Jewish holy site in Jerusalem and a mantilla when she met with Pope Benedict XVI, we asked if Bush will be wearing some sort of abaya while she’s in Saudi Arabia. “No,” Sally McDonough, the first lady’s spokeswoman, tells USA TODAY’s David Jackson, adding: “they do not expect nor encourage it” of Western visitors.
Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright didn’t wear head coverings when they visited Riyadh on official business, according to the photographs in our archive.
Update at 12:45 p.m. ET: McDonough says they have a nuanced policy when it comes to women who are visiting Saudi Arabia as part of the first lady’s delegation.
According to our team, during any activities on your own time – going to the mall, going out of the hotel for dinner, etc – women need to follow Saudi law and wear an Abaya. During official meetings, it is not necessary,” she writes in an e-mail to USA TODAY. “As per guidance from Embassy on the ground, as members of the official traveling party, we will not need to wear any head scarves or abayas at any point.”

Resumiendo: que primero dijeron que no se la iba a poner y cuando llegó a los Emiratos Árabes Unidos se la puso y punto…

 Posts anteriores relacionados:

En otros blogs:

Una de cada cuatro mezquitas de Inglaterra predica la intolerancia @ Crispal.

Y ¿por qué no hablar con Al-Qaeda?

La influencia de ZP, que desde que juega en la Liga de Campeones, traspasa fronteras.

World's going nuts, Pro-lifer attacked, India's sex-selective abortions and new terrorist attack, Moroccan Islamists,Children's forced work in Haiti, Iranian new bombs, religious persecution in China and Uzbekistan, Musharraf, H. Clinton's on terrorism and some Catholic news

Hmm, these are the kind of news that make me vomit. How on earth people can be sooooo brute???? I’m going to name this kind of news “World’s going nuts” 😡

A security video from an apartment hallway shows at least 10 witnesses ignored a woman’s cries for help for more than an hour as a man beat and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors in Minnesota said.

The surveillance video clearly showed men and women looking out their apartment doors or starting to walk down the hallway before retreating as the woman was assaulted for nearly 90 minutes, police spokesman Tom Walsh said.

Police said they responded to a call of drunken behavior and found Somali immigrant Rage Ibrahim, 25, and a woman lying unconscious in the hallway early Tuesday. The woman’s clothing had been pulled up and she had fresh scratches on her face and blood on her thigh, according to the criminal complaint.

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Ibrahim says he is innocent and that the incident was a misunderstanding, according to Omar Jamal, the executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center, who spoke on Ibrahim’s behalf.

FOXNews.com – Cops: Tape Shows at Least 10 Witnesses Ignoring Minnesota Woman’s Cries for Help During Sexual Assault – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

Ibrahim says he is innocent and that the incident was a misunderstanding“. Yeah, right. And I believe that.

More about this here: It should be noted that this Jamal slug was convicted of lying to immigration officials and should have already been deported. Law was not fulfilled and a woman was attacked. The every-day’s tale… 😡

And father of 7-Year-Old Boy accused of biting Son’s Toes. He bited his son “hard enough to cause deep bruising and crack his toenails“. My goodness, the world is going nuts… 😡

From Life Site.Net:

A peaceful pro-life witness was violently assaulted outside an abortion site on Tuesday. Police responded late to his 911 after he was beaten by an unknown visitor to the clinic.
Early on Tuesday morning August 21, three Rockford pro-lifers-Ken Plez, Pat Brady and Kevin Rilott-were praying quietly in front of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center (abortuary) for an end to abortion. A large white truck pulled into the clinic parking lot, and without setting foot on the clinic property, Rilott approached and tried to talk to the people inside.
In a detailed account of the event Rilott described how the pro-choice man got out of his truck and approached him, saying, “You shouldn’t be here, you’re upsetting my wife.” He then began to hit Rilott in the chest, ribs, and stomach. Rilott did not strike back at the man, but managed to call 911. As he was being beaten, he begged for immediate police assistance.
He told his pro-abortion attacker that the police were on the way, but the man said he didn’t care. The assaulter also said that “after he bonded out” he would come back and get him. After breaking Rilott’s sign, the man then went into the abortion clinic.

In India, sex-selective abortions are rocketing. The reason?

A large portion of the Indian population believes that male children enable families to survive and ensure that their parents will be taken care of. Female children are considered a burden for whom parents will have to shell out expensive dowries, which leads many to elect to abort them.

On the other hand, a 2001 census revealed that there were 927 girls for every 1000 boys among children younger than age 7, as opposed to 945 in 1991. Last month, police discovered thirty bags full of aborted and newborn babies in a well near a clinic in eastern India.

Meanwhile, a huge explosion in India has killed at least 44 people. According to CNN, “militants” were responsible for it:

“These are things that will not be openly discussed … we can comment when the investigation is complete,” Home Secretary Shivraj Patil said at a news conference in Hyderabad.

In earlier news conferences, local officials placed the blame squarely on Islamic militants.

Available information points to Pakistani and Bangladeshi groups being behind the blasts,” Y.S.R. Reddy, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state told reporters. The minister earlier said “this is definitely terrorist activity,” and urged everyone to stay calm.

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Moroccan Islamists support pragmatism (well they are going to present themselves to the elections, so it’s better for them to seem moderate. Link in Spanish):

The Party of Justice and Development (PJD), the main Islamist party in the oposition, is going to present a program in which the daily worries of the voters will be the first objective instead of religion in the campaign for the parliamentary elections of September 7th, according to its leader.

Experts consider it’s possible the party will obtain more MPs and could be the main group in an election where more than 30 parties will concur to.

Observers see the result as a measure of the level of disillusion with the liberal and laic elites who have been in charge in Morocco for the last 50 years.

The Parliament only has limited powers in the North African country, where the King Mohammed VIth, controlls all the main sectors from the Army to the religious affairs, and can name the Prime Minister and “veto” laws.

Some analysts say that in any case the elections will help to revitalise some aspects of the body of the governing elite.

“Our agenda is inspired without doubt in our Islamic surrounding, but in an Islamic surrounding linked to the voters’ needs”, told Reuters the PJD’s leader, Abdelilah Benkiran.

[…] “Frankly, the citizens won’t vote for us if we go to the elections to impose the veil on women, the bears on men and to all the people to make them go to the mosque”, he added.

Just let them take power. After four or five years, we speak about this.

About children abuse: Kids forced into domestic servitude in Haiti:

Evans Antoine wakes at 7 a.m. and dusts himself off from his night on the floor. While other children in his middle-class neighborhood overlooking the Haitian capital head to school, the 15-year-old puts on toeless sneakers and gets to work washing dishes, scrubbing floors and running errands at the market. He also works in the yard and sometimes wields a scythe in the family’s fields.

There is little reward for his toil, except for food and a roof over his head. And often, the quality of his work isn’t good enough; his caretakers sometimes hit him with a switch or slap him on the back of the scalp. Once they tied his hands and put a bag over his head before beating him with a stick.

This has been his life for the past three years.

Read it all. Specially interesting is this paragraph: “Haiti revolted against French colonial rule and became the first “black republic” in 1804. With newly emancipated slaves in power, it also became the first nation to outlaw slavery. Dependent on coffee and sugar, however, Haiti kept the plantation system after the revolution, requiring “mandatory labor” of many citizens. The masters were no longer white, but working conditions improved only marginally“.

The proof that changes sometimes don’t change anything really. Just another people step on charge.

More news from Iran: as ever not very promising:

Iran vowed Sunday to use a new 2,000-pound “smart” bomb against its enemies and unveiled mass production of the new weapon, state television reported.

The government first announced development of the long-range guided bomb Thursday, saying it could be deployed by the country’s aging U.S.-made F-4 and F-5 fighter jets.

“We will use these (bombs) against our enemies when the time comes,” Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on state television Sunday.

Iran often announces new weapons for its arsenal, but the United States maintains that while the Islamic Republic has made some strides, many of these statements are exaggerations.

In China they continue with their magnificent view of Human Rights:

A prominent bishop of the underground Catholic Church in China was arrested on August 23, apparently to prevent him from distributing the Pope’s message to the Church in China.

Bishop Jia Zhiguo of the Zheng Ding diocese was taken into custody on Thursday morning, the US-based Cardinal Kung Foundation reports.

The bishop’s arrest came after several days of tight surveillance in his residence. The Cardinal Kung Foundation reports that visitors to the bishop’s home were held and interrogated by police before being released.

But religious persecution does not only exist in China. In Uzbekistan:

When seven police officers with a video camera raided his home on Sunday morning, 29 July, Nikolai Zulfikarov was away. But this did not stop prosecutors launching a criminal case to punish him for “illegally” organizing a religious community, with a possible sentence of five years’ imprisonment. The small Baptist congregation that meets in his home in the eastern Namangan Region refuses on principle to apply for state registration. One local Baptist told Forum 18 News Service that prosecutors wanted to sentence Zulfikarov immediately, but now there is “total silence”. He added that “it is not clear if this means they will abandon the attempt or if they are moving stealthily behind the scenes”.

More worrying news for Musharraf:

Another defeat for President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan’s Supreme Court has narrowed the options for the U.S.-allied military leader as he seeks to extend his rule.

Thursday’s ruling that his arch rival, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whom Musharraf ousted in a 1999 coup, can return from exile leaves the general vulnerable at home and abroad ahead of crucial elections.

Talks with another ex-prime minister on a pact that would keep Musharraf in office are proving tough. And U.S. impatience with his failure to eliminate Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds near the Afghan border is growing.

Driven by a clamor for the restoration of democracy, the military-led government has responded with calls for national reconciliation.

But Musharraf “is hardly talking from a position of strength,” the Dawn newspaper said in a weekend editorial. Talks with his opponents “must have a one-point agenda: a truly free and fair general election.”

In Brussels they are forbidding Sept 11th’s demonstration against Islamic terrorism, and yet they are letting a Pro-Hizbullah group’s demonstration:

The Arab-European League (AEL), a pro-Hezbollah organization of Arab immigrants in Belgium and the Netherlands, is rallying its members to march in Brussels on 11 September “against Islamophobia and racism in Europe.” The AEL demonstration is a response to the request by the Danish-British-German organization Stop the Islamisation of Europe (SIOE) for permission to demonstrate on 9/11 in front of the European Union’s buildings in Brussels against the introduction of Sharia laws in Europe.

Two weeks ago the SIOE demonstration was banned by Freddy Thielemans, the mayor of Brussels. According to Mr Thielemans the SIOE demonstration is a criminal offence because it “incite[s] to discrimination and hatred, which we usually call racism and xenophobia. [This] is forbidden by a considerable number of international treaties and is punished by our penal laws and by the European legislation.”

Of course, Hizbullah’s members are peaceful, respectful of other people’s lifes and caring. As I said, the world’s going nuts…

Hillary Clinton’s remarks about terrorism are just very similar to the ones made by James Clayburn about Iraq:

“There are circumstances beyond our control, and I think I am better able to handle things I have no control over,” she said. “It’s a horrible prospect to ask yourself ‘What if? What if?’ But if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again, no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world,” she said. “So I think I’m the best of the Democrats to deal with that as well.”

Nigeria: From Gateway Pundit: Angry Muslim Mob Storms Prison to Lynch Homosexuals. A prison guard has been injured. Will all the Gay Pride’s organisers say something about this? Eehh, no, that’s only said if they are Christian and preferably Catholics the ones who critisize the right to marry. That is an offense grade A. But if fundamentalist Muslims do it, ehh, welll, then it’s only an offense grade Z, at the most…

More about HuT and the Global Caliphate: Hyscience. And it’s not the only group claiming for it: specially in Internet, this kind of ideas are proliferating.

Ten people arrested in Russia over Politovskaya’s death.

70% of Iraqi suicide terrorists are Saudis. And Iraqis protest about this:

More photos on the link.

And now for some Catholic news:

Pope Benedict XVI explains last Sunday’s Gospel:

The way to eternal life is narrow because it is demanding, requires commitment and denial of one’s own selfishness, Pope Benedict XVI said today in his Sunday angelus address. He was referring to today’s Gospel in which Jesus calls on his followers to strive to enter the “‘narrow gate’ to eternal life, because many shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able”.

“What does the ‘narrow gate’ mean?”, the Pope asked pilgrims gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. “Why do many not succeed in entering through it? Is the way reserved for just a few elect?”

The Pope said it is often a trap and a temptation to interpret this passage as a reference to religious practice as a source of privilege or security. But in reality, “the message of Christ is actually quite the opposite”, the Pope explained. “All can enter eternal life, but for everyone, the door is narrow. They are not privileged. The path to the eternal life is open to all, but it is narrow because it’s demanding, asks for commitment, abnegation, and the mortification of selfishness”.

As a result of the stress and lack of tranquility of modern life:

More and more Italians, tired from the routine and noise of the city, are opting to spend their vacations in monasteries and convents that offer them a time of reflection and contact with nature.

Many religious communities—even cloistered convents–have opened their doors to young people and families to join in their daily life of prayer and activities, as well as to listen to their concerns and provide them spiritual guidance.

I think I’m going to book a holiday like that… when I have time for it! 😆

Ban Ki-Moon: The main cause of Darfur problems is…

Daimnation!: The root cause of the violence in Darfur

According to the new UN Secretary, it’s all about global warming [excerpts out of sequence]:Two decades ago, the rains in southern Sudan began to fail. According to U.N. statistics, average precipitation has declined some 40 percent since the early 1980s. Scientists at first considered this to be an unfortunate quirk of nature. But subsequent investigation found that it coincided with a rise in temperatures of the Indian Ocean, disrupting seasonal monsoons. This suggests that the drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming.

It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought. Until then, Arab nomadic herders had lived amicably with settled farmers. A recent Atlantic Monthly article by Stephan Faris describes how black farmers would welcome herders as they crisscrossed the land, grazing their camels and sharing wells. But once the rains stopped, farmers fenced their land for fear it would be ruined by the passing herds. For the first time in memory, there was no longer enough food and water for all. Fighting broke out. By 2003, it evolved into the full-fledged tragedy we witness today…

At this point, nothing surprises me about this man at all. But Darfur conflict is mainly an ethnic and religious conflict in which the Government, arming and unleashing the Janjaweed militias, has caused an ethnic and religious cleasing of, firstly, the non-Muslims (Christians and Animists) and of the Black Muslims, afterwards, when the first ones were virtually exterminated. Of course, the huge sea of oil under Darfurian soil has also have something to do with it, specially for China, who is aggresively exploiting it. Hmm, no more blood for petrol!! Eeh, no, it’s China, all for the people…

But of course, for Ban Ki-Moon, the most important reason of all, is the climate change induced, to some extent, by man. Of course, the extent of this man’s influence is not even measured…

Alex de Waal is one of the most important experts on the Horn of Africa: Chasing Ghosts: Alex de Waal on the rise and fall of militant Islam in the Horn of Africa (2005):

Khartoum had been saved from certain military defeat when its adversaries fell out among themselves. In May 1998, Eritrea and Ethiopia went to war over their disputed border, and a couple of months later Ugandan and Rwandan troops fought each other in the occupied Congolese city of Kisangani. As the attempt to found an Islamic state was running into the sand, so was the rival left-wing project of revolutionary militarism. The guerrillas-turned-governments in the four ‘frontline states’ were, like the Sudanese leaders, concerned only with staying in power.

This parallel is more than a neat coincidence. The radical Islamists and their regional enemies shared ideological fervour and organisational discipline. Both believed that enduring problems of state and society could be overcome by revolutionary change; and, as this failed, both reverted to simple power politics. Like other political creeds, jihadist Islamism is shaped by the contours of local politics – and sometimes it vanishes into the landscape.

The demise of grand ideology in the Horn did not mean the end of violence or militancy. Various ideologies have emerged from the ruins of the Islamic state project. Most are regional or tribal. In Darfur and Chad, Arab supremacism took over. Leaders of the infamous Janjawiid militia adhere to the philosophy of Qoreish, according to which the lineal descendants of the Prophet Muhammad and his Qoreish tribe are entitled to rule Muslim lands. This supposedly gives the Arabic-speaking Saharan Bedouin of the Juhayna confederation the right to dominate all the land between the Nile and Lake Chad. While US Special Forces chase a handful of jihadists in the mountains of the central Sahara, they have overlooked this vicious and archaic ideology, which has spread far more havoc just a few miles to the south.

Jihad in Sudan? What Jihad in Sudan? by Robert Spencer – HUMAN EVENTS

For a decade Khartoum has waged what the regime itself calls a jihad against Christians and tribalists in the South. A 1992 fatwa issued by a group of pro-Khartoum Sudanese imams declared: “An insurgent who was previously a Muslim is now an apostate and a non-Muslim is a non-believer standing as a bulwark against the spread of Islam, and Islam has granted the freedom of killing both of them.” This allowed for the murder of Christians and animists in the south; now it has been turned against the Muslims of Darfur, whose Islam doesn’t measure up to Khartoum’s hardline standards. Yet Annan has never acknowledged that what is going on in Sudan is a jihad. And this is just one manifestation of the by-now inescapable fact that the United Nations is damaged beyond repair. The Islamic states maintain an unbreakable solidarity. The only exception to their unwillingness to condemn other Muslim states came when Saddam Hussein’s Iraq attacked Kuwait.Meanwhile, the Europeans and Chinese have oil interests in Sudan that dovetail nicely at the UN with the Islamic bloc’s determination to repel any criticism. France, the most energetic opponent of UN sanctions against the Khartoum regime, is heavily invested in Sudan through its oil giant ElfTotal. 

The emperor has no clothes, but Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights and
Oxfam are still paying enthusiastic obeisance. A perusal of each of their websites demonstrates that they criticize the UN only with extreme reluctance and in the most muted tones. In a startling recrudescence of the old “white man’s burden” mentality, they tend to focus more anger at the United States and Western Europe for failing to stop killings than at the murderers themselves. And above all, they won’t describe the conflict as what it really is: a jihad, another example of the crying need for large-scale reform within Islam.

Well, Sarkozy has apparently changed the French ideas in this respect, firstly, calling for a Chinese intervention in the crisis, something very dificult to achieve considering the Chinese practices in Sudan. And secondly, by making Darfur, one of his priorities.

[En español]

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Muere en Londres la niña maltratada por su padre

Debería mejor decir la niña golpeada por su padre hasta que le rompió el cráneo:

En Londres ha muerto esta madrugada la niña de dos años supuestamente golpeada por su padre, un ejecutivo bilbaíno ahora detenido y vigilado para evitar su suicidio. Alberto Izaga, de 36 años de edad, es un alto ejecutivo de una importante compañía de seguros. Hace tres días, en un episodio de inusitada violencia, golpeó a su hija de dos años hasta romperle el cráneo. La pequeña, que fue ingresada de gravedad, necesitaba de medios artificiales para sobrevivir y finalmente falleció esta madrugada. Todo sucedió el pasado domingo en el domicilio del empresario, situado en el céntrico barrio de Albert Embankment, muy cerca del Parlamento británico. Mientras detectives del equipo de investigación de abusos a menores de la Policía de Londres investigan lo ocurrido, fuentes policiales británicas ha señalado que la autopsia de la niña se realizará “a su debido tiempo”.

Muere en Londres la niña maltratada por su padre – videos.abc.es

Casos como éste hacen que se me caiga el alma a los pies. Pero, ¿cómo puede alguien golpear a una niña de dos años hasta romperle el cráneo? ¿y cómo puede alguien hacer eso a su hija?

Es curioso, pero estas personas tan violentas sólo piensan en suicidarse después de matar a alguien, nunca antes.

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Amenazan e insultan a un periodista de LD por preguntar sobre Cuba a Leonardo Boff

 A cuadros me quedo… Resulta que le estaban preguntando sobre Cuba y Venezuela. Boff, partidario de un Cristianismo socialista, nacionalista y anti-globalizador, sí criticó a Chávez sobre el cierre de RCTV. Pero todas las preguntas que se le hicieron sobre Cuba fueron a favor del régimen cubano. Entonces pasó lo siguiente:

“¿Puede explicar por qué seleccionó unas preguntas y censuró precisamente las que versaban sobre la situación en Cuba?“, insistió este diario.

Mire, Usted es un provocador, no es periodista ni nada, a mí usted no me va a decir cómo tengo que moderar un acto, soy periodista de EFE desde hace muchos años y sé perfectamente distinguir lo que es periodismo de lo que es provocación, y usted es un provocador, me está acosando y no se lo tolero. Ya le he dicho que no había tiempo para todas las preguntas, el señor Boff tenía que irse a atender otro compromiso”, replicó, cada vez más incómodo y airado.

“¿No le pareció suficiente interés sobre Cuba el hecho de que hubiera tres preguntas? ¿Por qué no transmitió al Señor Boff ninguna de ellas?”, perseveró LD.

“Por supuesto que Cuba es… pero ¿Usted que se ha creído? ¡Van ustedes provocando, son una vergüenza para el periodismo! No tengo nada más que hablar con Usted, le repito que me está acosando y no se lo consiento…”, advirtió.

LD intentó, a continuación, obtener una fotografía de los miembros de la mesa –Martínez de Velasco, Leonardo Boff y el profesor de la Universidad Carlos III, Juan José Tamayo–, que, en ese momento, aún departían informalmente con personas del público, alrededor de la tribuna.

En ese momento, otro funcionario de EFE, un camarógrafo de televisión que había grabado parte del tenso diálogo, la emprendió a insultos y amenazas contra el redactor de LD.

“No se te ocurra sacarme una foto, facha”, le avisó.

“¿Perdone? ¿Cómo me ha llamado?”, acertamos a responder, balbuceantes y estupefactos.

El reportero de EFE TV dejó la cámara sobre la mesa y se encaró con el redactor de LD, con ademán de agredirle, una intención de la que fue refrenado por Martínez Velasco, que lo apartó, mientras el demócrata camarógrafo amenazaba: “Sal fuera y te lo explico, fachita de los cojones”.

Libertad Digital: Amenazan e insultan a un periodista de LD por preguntar sobre Cuba a Leonardo Boff

Batiburrillo tiene más información.

Islamic bycicles: the new strategy of Iran

Well, our beloved Ahmadinejad said that in Iran, “women’s rights are more respected than men’s”. That is why they are now issuing an “Islamic bycicle” for women:

Iran will make “Islamic bycicles for women, thought to hide the feminine forms by a cabin which would cover half of the body.
“This project lets fomentar the practice of sport by women”, said Elaheh Sofali, one of the women who are responsible of the project”, according to the Government’s newspaper.
Faezeh Hachémi, daughter of ax-Iranian President Rafsandjani, ex-responsible of the women’s Olympic sport, tried to develop cycling between women in the 90’s, but this decision did not have the hoped success because of the opposition of the conservative religious bodies.

Conservative? I guess the culprit is Aznar, again…

Kamangir has more about this, including this photo:
At the same time, the Iranian regime continues to crackdown on the feminist movement in Iran with no aid from feminists throughout the world.

Despite the constant harassment of its members, the Iranian feminist movement is growing and is alarming the government,” Reporters Without Borders said in a statement. “The Internet is now a battle-ground between these women, who are just demanding the same rights as men, and a regime that remains as rigid as ever.”

The series of arrests are an indication that the small progress that had been made under the former reformist president Mohammad Khatami is now being rolled back by his successor, the hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, since he was elected in 2005.

The Iranian police are also ramping up their inspections of women to ensure they are adhering to the Islamic dress code. The annual spring offensive to make sure women are covering up enough has been particularly strict this year. And the government in Tehran is now drafting a law to limit female students to half the places in college, instead of the 65 percent they currently occupy.

At the same time, Iran can be as close as 12 months away to gaining the ability to produce the nuclear bomb.

Iran has also jailed an Iranian-American journalist who converted from Islam to Judaism and also a top blogger, who is accused of … being a spy!

But the most outstanding measure of idiocy in Iran is that they are also arresting DOGS!! (here). And they are also confiscating cars for carrying the dog inside h/t Gateway Pundit.

Norwegian-Iranian Mamand Mamandy had a brutal meeting with police after drinking two beers while on holiday in Iran. He was sentenced to 130 lashes. This is the result:Hmm, yes,

Lastly, men and women will be separated at hospitals. h/t Stefania.

Iranian health minister Kamran Bagheri Lamkarani has presented a reform under which men and women would be divided in public hospitals under a new moralization campaign which kicked off last month. Under the new provisions, women would be treated only by female doctors and nurses and male patients would only be in contact with medics of the same gender. This follows a rigid interpretation of Sharia law which forbids physical contact between men and women.

A major problem with this change is the higher number of male medics compared to women, although 67 percent of medical students in Iran are today women. However, the ministry has said the change could be gradual.

Related news:
Iran and the US will be meeting on May 28th about Iraq. Of course, Iran is not going to negotiate: Khamenei has said that it is void and that they are going “to remind the Americans of their responsibilities“. Read also “Why is Iran so quiet?” and see the photo in the post, regarding the peaceful intentions of Iran. Flap’s blog has another view on the subject.
An interesting video of an Iranian military parade.
The crisis of the Afghan illegal immigrants and refugees in Iran and Pakistan continues: experts consider that the return of 3 million people to Afghanistan can be disastrous. I ask myself: while the most part are good people who fled from Soviet war first and then from Taliban rule, how many of them are Talibans who are “pushed” now into Afghanistan to fight the UN mission?

French Presidential Elections 2007 Watch

Before 14:00: very high turnout at French elections: 34,11%. Le Salon Bleu:

A la même heure, ce taux avait été respectivement de 26,2%, de 29,6%, de 28,5% et de 30,2% lors des quatre précédents scrutins présidentiels de 2002, 1995, 1988 et 1981.

Yesterday cars were burned in Paris by … far-leftists. More about the burned cars here.
Mme. Royal said that if Sarkozy was elected, the streets would be full of violence. Of course she did not say who was going to make the violence. Mr. Sarkozy considers that “this is like saying: Vote for me, and everything would be peaceful or vote for Sarkozy and it would be the war. Mme Royal has insulted all the people who voted for me on the first round“. Interview with Sarkozy by Le Parisien.
Alarming news: Maybe John Kerry should have tried this approach. About the violence… 😉
Anyway, riot police has been deployed just in case… Sarkozy wins. And more than 3000 policemen are waiting also … just in case the same..

Anyone remembers something?? March 2004 Spanish elections perhaps?? “People surrounding Popular Party offices and calling their supporters murderers were exercing their freedom of expression”, Zapatero dixit.

Reuters: Sarkozy camp confident as French vote in election.

Now:

ExtremeCentre.org:

Selon des premiers sondages recueillis à la sortie des urnes, Nicolas Sarkozy est donné gagnant (53-55%).Le candidat de l’UMP devance largement la candidate socialiste.
A Paris, le parti socialiste vient de confirmer à l’agence de presse suisse ATS la défaite de Ségolène Royal (46%).

IHT: Sarkozy wins elections in France. 53-47.

His comfortable victory could give Sarkozy’s Union for a Popular Movement party
the momentum to win a majority in Parliament in June, cementing his power to
implement far-reaching reforms in Europe’s third-largest economy. He wants the
French to work more and pay lower taxes.

Well, just in case, all the votes have not been considered, so we will have to wait. Although the fact that Royal has recognised in a specch her defeat can be considered as a sign that this result could be the definite.

If Sarko wins, French singer Johny Halliday is going to sing in the victory’s celebration.

I love NYT. They are sooooo idiot that I laugh every time I read the news: Forget Who’ll Win in France. Change Is a Loser. Isn’t it lovely???

It was the French, after all, who first observed, “the more things change, the more they remain the same.”
“I have the impression that things will move, yes. But will France resemble Britain? No,” said Michel Winock, a French historian, referring obliquely to Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s showdown with British unions and the eventual economic boom her policies helped bring. “We have traditions, attitudes, an attachment to social welfare and, even if change is desirable, we won’t accept change overnight.”

Hmm, yes, well, if they have finally voted Sarkozy that means that even French traditions can change…
In ExtremeCentre.org one commenter writes this annecdote:

A Jérusalem, Julien Dray s’emporte, par Haaretz (Israël, 06/12)“C’était un moment très embarrassant. La scène : un salon de l’hôtel du Roi David à Jérusalem. Les acteurs : le porte-parole de Ségolène Royal Julien Dray et un représentant du CRIF, Conseil représentatif des institutions juives de France.
“Je n’ai rien à vous dire!”, déclare Julien Dray avec véhémence au représentant juif stupéfait. “Vous avez vendu votre âme à l’autre bord ; nous n’avons rien à voir avec vous. Retournez chez votre ami Nicolas Sarkozy, c’est votre propriétaire”.Le représentant CRIF a essayé avec toute sa force de convaincre Dray que son organisation prennait une position absolument objective en ce qui concerne la course à la présidentielle. Mais Dray a persévéré dans ces attaques.
“Vous allez payer chèrement pour votre rassemblement unilatéral”, a-t-il crié en sortant. “Ségolène sera présidente et vous devrez prier pour qu’elle vous reçoive“.”

Haaretz told some months ago about the mistreatment that the Ségo’s speaker made to the representant of the Jews in France. When the representant of the Jews Council approached him, Julien Dray shouted at him: “You have sold your soul to the other side; we don’t want anything with you. Go back to your friend Sarkozy, that is your owner“. When the representant of the Jewish Council tried to reason with him, he went even more mad: “You’re going to pay for your unilateral joining. Ségolène is going to be the President and you’will need to pray to be received by her“. Nidra Poller mentions the incident here.
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En español:

Barcepundit lo ha tratado aquí.

Y un vídeo de Sarkozy buenísimo que encontré posteado en el blog del blogger inglés Croydonian. Resulta que en el año 93 un pirado que se llamaba a sí mismo Human Bomb secuestró a varios niños de una guardería. Sarkozy era el alcalde de la ciudad en la que ocurrió, Neuilly, y la policía le pidió que fuera el a negociar. Hélo aquí -habría que ver a ZP en la misma situación…-. Por cierto, Human Bomb (iniciales HB, por si no lo habeis notado…) fue abatido a tiros y todos los niños salieron sanos y salvos. El vídeo está en francés pero se entiende perfectamente:

¿Qué? Hay envidia ¿eh? Mira que tener que tener envidia a los gabachos ;))).

También en O Insurgente: su post es buenísimo: se titula “La bella y la bestia”:

Com uma participação, à qual não se poderá chamar de “anormalidade democrática“, o monstro parece bem posicionado para ocupar o Eliseu. Será caso para dizer: a beleza não é fundamental.

Con una participación, con la cual no podrá llamarse “anormalidad democrática“, la bestia parece bien posicionado para ocupar el Elíseo. La belleza no parece que sea fundamental. Juas, juas…
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