Wednesday, June 21, 2017

RECOMMENDED READS: PAUL RODERICK GREGORY'S "IS RUSSIAGATE REALLY HILLARYGATE?"

Uh-oh. Over at Forbes, Paul Roderick Gregory asks whether Russiagate isn't actually rather Hillarygate - and he's got some very serious material to support that claim. Via Forbes:


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"According to an insider account, the Clinton team, put together the Russia Gate narrative within 24 hours of her defeat. The Clinton account explained that Russian hacking and election meddling caused her unexpected loss. Her opponent, Donald Trump, was a puppet of Putin. Trump, they said, “encourages espionage against our people.” The scurrilous Trump dossier, prepared by a London opposition research firm, Orbis, and paid for by unidentified Democrat donors, formed a key part of the Clinton narrative: Trump’s sexual and business escapades in Russia had made him a hostage of the Kremlin, ready to do its bidding. That was Hillary's way to say that Trump is really not President of the United States—a siren call adopted by the Democratic party and media.

Hillary and the Orbis Dossier

The most under covered story of Russia Gate is the interconnection between the Clinton campaign, an unregistered foreign agent of Russia headquartered in DC (Fusion GPS), and the Christopher Steele Orbis dossier. This connection has raised the question of whether Kremlin prepared the dossier as part of a disinformation campaign to sow chaos in the US political system. If ordered and paid for by Hillary Clinton associates, Russia Gate is turned on its head as collusion between Clinton operatives (not Trump’s) and Russian intelligence. Russia Gate becomes Hillary Gate."


....

"The Fusion story has been known since Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a heavily-footnoted letter to the Justice Department on March 31, 2017 demanding for his Judiciary Committee all relevant documents on Fusion GPS, the company that managed the Steele dossier against then-candidate Donald Trump. Grassley writes to justify his demand for documents that: “The issue is of particular concern to the Committee given that when Fusion GPS reportedly was acting as an unregistered agent of Russian interests, it appears to have been simultaneously overseeing the creation of the unsubstantiated dossier of allegations of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.” (Emphasis added.)

Former FBI director, James Comey, refused to answer questions about Fusion and the Steele dossier in his May 3 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey responded to Lindsey Graham’s questions about Fusion GPS’s involvement “in preparing a dossier against Donald Trump that would be interfering in our election by the Russians?” with “I don’t want to say.” Perhaps he will be called on to answer in a forum where he cannot refuse to answer.

The role of Fusion GPS and one of its key associates, a former Soviet intelligence officer, must raise the question as to whether the Steele dossier, which was orchestrated by a suspected unregistered agent of Russia, was a plant by Russian intelligence to harm Donald Trump?"



It's too early yet to posit all this as true, but it could very well be. You might remember Steele - he's the one who came up with the story of the golden shower Russian prostitutes. Fake news before Hillary & Co invented the term.


Hat tip our buddies at Gates of Vienna.


MFBB.


MFBB.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BELGIAN MILITARY SHOOTS ALLAHU AKBAR TYPE IN BRUSSELS CENTRAL, BELGIAN KING BREAKS IFTAR WITH MUSLIM FAMILY OF TEN IN GHENT. UPDATE!!!

Fascinating news from the Kingdom of Absurdistan. First the good thing. Via HLN:


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"Brussels Central Station was evacuated in a hurry this evening after an explosion. According to the federal prosecutor a terror attack took place. One man was shot by troopers on the scene. According to witnesses the man had caused an explosion with a trolley and shouted 'Allahu Akbar'. According to other witnesses wires could be seen protruding from the man's clothing. Whether there was effectively an explosive belt is not clear yet. Federal authorities state that this was a terror attack. According to police everything is under control."




Here's a still from the Belgian/Flemish private broadcaster VLM (Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij):


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VTM News reports that around 9pm an explosion took place in Brussels Central. According to Eric Vandersypt, federal prosecutor, this is definitely a terror attack. Vandersypt could not confirm whether the suspect was dead. He only mentioned that soldiers nearby 'neutralized him'. More explosions than one were heard, but at least one of them was a controlled explosion by DOVO/SEDEE, a specialized Belgian Army demining unit. There are no civilian casulaties but the chaos was enormous.


Luckily, just a couple of days ago, lest the Belgian muslim community feel excluded, the Belgian King himself, Philippe I, visited a muslim family in Ghent to participate in an iftar ceremony. Via a Flemish gossip magazine, Story:


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"KING PHILIP BREAKS RAMADAN BREAD TOGETHER.
"THIS IS A LESSON FOR THE WHOLE OF SOCIETY".

King Philippe took a seat at the table of the Benhaddou family in Ghent to share iftar. That is the moment at dusk when a muslim family can break fasting during Ramadan. "This is a lesson for all of us, for society as a whole", said the King. Eating together during iftar means being together and put aside differing opinions, and that's something the King wanted to partipate in for a change. The Benhaddou parents emigrated from Morocco and raised in Ghent six sons and two daughters who all studied. All of them were present to share a meal with Philippe. "Mom and pops have done a fantastic job" the King said admiringly. "I have four, but you have eight, unbelievable. And all of them have magnificent curriculums." Son Khalid is an imam who is fighting radicalization among muslim youths. "The King showing that he wants to meet muslims during ramadan is a very strong signal", he [Khalid, MFBB] said."



King Philippe, never the sharpest knife in the Belgian royalty's drawer, proves here for the umpteenth time that like virtually all the other power players in the upper echelons of Belgian society he has drunk the Kool Aid till all was up and then asked for another fill. After 51 years in this life, and having known Philippe I all this time (at least from the moment I became a sentient subject of the Belgian Monarchy), I have yet to hear the first smart thing coming out of his mouth. It's not that he is evil or decadent, but the man simply has made it a sport to treat Belgians to the grandest collection of senseless bromides - and vent soapy feel good opinions à volonté. Only when international politics are concerned, like e.g. when a Hungarian madman wants to erect borders along Europes soft underbelly or a fake blonde nutjob somewhere in North America is boasting that he will build a Wall or that Farage bloke manages to get enough Brits to vote for a Brexit, does the King's voice assume a more ominous timbre, he forgets for a moment his role as a nice fluffy teddybear, and he has the guts to call aforementioned gentlemen "False Prophets", like he did last year on Belgium's National Holiday, July 21:


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King Philip last year, when he warned against "false prophets" who want to exploit "emotions, rupture lines in our societies, and vulnerabilities" and who "point to easy scapaegoats and thus make the chasm between religions, peoples and ultimately all of us, only deeper". Thank Allah the Belgian King acknowledges the Real Prophet, the Perfect Man! Allahu Akbar!



Never mind that the fantastic job that mom and pops Benhaddou have done was greatly facilitated by the fact that eight kids in Belgium means the family received such a TON in child allowances - paid for by filthy infidels, in particular those in the north - that it was absolutely unneccessary that mom went to work also. Nasty people suggest that Ma Benhaddou wasn't allowed to anyway, and that the only green light she ever got was to lie back, open her legs wide, and think of Rabat, but these are just rumors of sour hatey hate types, prolly Jews. Anyway, in addition to that, families with eight kids don't even have to pay income taxes, so that's a bonus en plus. As for all those fantastic diplomas the Benhaddou offspring has collected, the only one mentioned which is deemed interesting enough is Son Khalid's, who got a Masters in Molecular Biology, whooops, sorry, he's an islamic scholar who, wait for it, specializes in "fighting radicalization among muslim youths"! Just what Belgian industry, starving for IT geeks, experts in nanotechnology, and engineers in automation and micromechanics, was waiting for! As you can see the Belgian taxpayer dough supporting them fertile families certainly pays off!

I don't know if I should laugh my ass off or cry my eyes out. I would opt for the latter, but then it's kind of difficult to wire 8,406.46 EUR to Social Security as I did last week.


MFBB.

PS: in the Benhaddou family, there are already six grandchildren. Must be at least some from the lovely Benhaddou daughter sitting to the right of the King. I wonder what diploma she's got. Quantum physicist? Rocket scientist? Bio-engineer? Questions questions questions...


UPDATE:

The culture enricher who, it has since been confirmed officially, is now tasting on 72 raisins, was a certain Oussama Z. Brussels escaped another tragedy allright. The pack or packs carried by Oussama were full of nails, bolts. There's talk of gas bottles too. The two light explosions heard first were the faulty detonation mechanism itself, which failed to ignite the real bomb. One more thing: Oussama Z. was from Molenbeek. Who would have thunk it??

Sunday, June 18, 2017

IDENTITAERE GENERATION DEMO IN BERLIN.

There's terribly depressing news all over Europe, what with leftist activists brazenly exploiting the Grenfell Tower tragedy for political gains, the London mayor allowing an al Quds demonstration where Hezbollah flags are openly carried, Macron's party En Marche obtaining an absolute majority in French Parliament (as I have said so often, the French can be safely relied upon to do the wrong thing time and again), the EU moving against Hungary and Poland because they refuse to take in their "refugees" quota, massive fires in Portugal which so far have claimed the lives of 62 people, German police unable to stop the activities of muslim criminal gangs, and in my own country ever more turmoil at the hands of the followers of the prophet. I'll spare you the details of that last topic, but I could fill several posts with it.

So I really needed some good news and there was, there was. Below's a short video about a demo by the "Identitaeren" in Berlin over the weekend:





Western Europe's last hope.


MFBB.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

SATURDAY NIGHT ROBERT PALMER, GUNS N' ROSES.

Robert Palmer with Johnny and Mary. From the 1980 album Looking for Clues.





Two years previously, Palmer already had a taste of commercial success with Double Fun, but I guess Looking for Clues was really his breakthrough.



Guns N' Roses with Sweet Child of Mine. From their 1987 debut album Appetite for Destruction.





Formed in 1985 in LA. I read somewhere sometime that William Bruce Rose Jr's stage name, Axl Rose, is an anagram of oral sex. Urban myth?


Nite.



MFBB.

THE GRENFELL TOWER TRAGEDY: A SHOWCASE OF THE THIRD WORLDIZATION OF THE WEST.

An article by Townhall's Cortney O'Brien caught my attention this morning. It's titled:


Londoners can't hide anger in aftermath of 'avoidable' tower fire.


From it, this exerpt:


"...Hundreds are expected to take part in a rally Friday night to express their outrage over all these oversights and demand justice for the victims. Then, on June 21, a “Day of Rage” will be held on Shepherds Bush Green, a district in west London.

Londoners directed more of their anger toward Prime Minister Theresa May, who they say did not visit victims soon enough, instead choosing to meet with fire crews and police. Former cabinet minister Michael Portillo said that decision amounted to a lack of “humanity.”



Some further surfing brought me to The Daily Mail, which has a colourful - no pun intended - collection of photos of angry "Londoners". Here's one, depicting the new subjects of the Queen peacefully venting their frustrations in Kensington Town Hall:


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So they are "demanding" that May step down? But not Sad Dick Khan, who is right up there in the chain of command? Watching the photos posted at The Daily Mail, I got so incensed that I had to let off some steam in the Townhall's comments section:


Er, no. The title of this piece should have been 'Third Worlders can't hide their anger'.

It's clear that there is a lot of blame to go around and then first and foremost the contractor.

HOWEVER: that tower was a Third World outpost in microcosm, and from what I read there was a lot of combustible material in the public spaces. An emergency exit would even have been blocked by debris.

What I take really issue with is that the reactions of the 'Londoners' are really, truly, what one could expect from people hailing from hellholes. Virtually ALL of them came from countries where you better not drink tap water lest you don't want to die from cholera, where safety standards are a big joke, where infrastructure is rotting and tumbling apart as you are looking at it, where nothing functions, where you can get killed in broad daylight and your murderer can walk free because the police and the judicial system are the epitomes of corruption and inefficiency etc etc etc

They come HERE, in our well-organized states where WE built functioning societies, NOT by exploiting THEM, but by obeying the rule of law, respecting the results of (more or less) democratically held elections, maitaining high standards in education AND working our *sses off.

Then a tragedy happens, and these bozos direct their anger at.... the PM of the First World nation where they chose to flock to??? I mean, WTF??? What these IDIOTS are doing is importing THEIR way of life, and that includes, apart from, say, discarding their rubbish in the elevators, hurling insults at officials who cannot be held responsible for a tragedy like this.

Watching those videos yesterday... it did an awful lot to temper my sympathy for their misfortune, I can tell you that.

Bah. For those wanting to see it, yesterday we could witness the First and the Third World in a nutshell. The First World was that 16 year old WHITE schoolgirl going to do her chemistry exam, for God's sake, in her pajamas. It's THAT indomitable spirit that MADE our civilization the greatest on earth.

The Third World was those angry illiterate mobs storming May's offices, irrationally trying to blame where it clearly does not belong. But why am I not surprised? It's NEVER these *sses own fault.



I made an error there describing the theatre of this shameful scene as 'May's offices' while in fact it was Kensington Town Hall, but you get the gist. These idiots all hail from hellholes from all over the planet which they fled because life there STINKS - courtesy their very own 'culture' or the lack thereof. Now, the brunt of the blame lies first and foremost with the Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council, which rejected the offer for refurbishment of the Greenfell Tower of the first contractor, Leadbitter, instead opting for rival Rydon's offer, which was cheaper because flammable materials for the cladding were proposed.

But Grenfell Tower's multiculti melting pot clearly also has butter on the head. As Mark Steyn notes:


"... As anyone who's traveled the Third World or even parts of post-Soviet Eastern Europe knows, it is easier to put up a tall building than to maintain it. Authoritarian regimes like the prestige of skyscrapers, even stubby ones, but you notice around dusk that there are no lights on the upper floors because the elevators no longer work; the landings in the emergency stairwell are used as "temporary" storage space that has inevitably become permanent. Not all of these problems are yet as common in a First World city such as London, but some are: at Grenfell Tower, for example, the only emergency exit was obstructed inter alia by piles of cardboard, a busted space heater and an old mattress. Other problems not quite seemly in a supposedly wealthy metropolis had also accumulated - so there were no sprinklers, and non-working fire alarms, and "cladding" from a recent remodel helped fan the flames and spread the fire and quickly became, for those seeking an issue in a tragedy, the word of the week. Nevertheless, clad or unclad, Grenfell Tower embodies what has happened to London, Paris and other European cities in their transformation from national capitals to "global cities", as Sadiq Khan likes to call his fiefdom..."



There is a reason why so few 'original' Westerners - yes, by that I mean the White ones, oooooh I'm so racist - feel a burning need to set up shop in Nouakchott or Mogadishu, and it is the same reason that the Med is full of rickety boats heading northwards and not the other way round: we are far, far better at creating healthy, safe and prosperous societies.

It is therefore astonishing to see these unruly mobs, of whom the majority lives on welfare dole, rage against the very same society that for the first time in their hitherto miserable lives gave them a degree of comfort and security. Thanks to the Left, these chaps were taken out of the Third World (to 'rub our noses in diversity', remember?)... but unfortunately, it seems you cannot take the Third World out of the chaps.

As if this whole tragedy was not bad enough, it was lightning quick abused by that same Left for political purposes. here's another photo, courtesy The Daily Mail:


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My oh my what a sad collection of leftozoid losers. What a disgraceful thing to try to recuperate the deaths of some 70 people for political gain. Especially so in light of the fact that situations like encountered in the Grenfell Tower are... a direct result of that very same Left encouraging the population replacement now taking place all over Western countries.

Three points:


a.) Those responsible for the contract, i.e. Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council and the contractor, should be held accountable.

b.) Then it should be pointed out that the inhabitants of the Grenfell Tower are at least partly responsible for their own misfortune.

c.) Finally, Theresa May should not be intimated by vile provocateurs from both the Left and Britain's muslim communities who see this as an opportunity to ask for her head. Mind you, I'm not even a fan of May. But she's got NOTHING to do with this.



I suppose the first will happen. I'm doubtful of the third point, since May has not struck me as a particularly strong leader, to say the least. I'm sure point b.) will happen only in a parallel world.



MFBB.




Thursday, June 15, 2017

BAF F-16'S TO STAY IN JORDAN TILL THE END OF 2017.

Soon the scheduled 1-year tour of the six-strong F-16 BAF detachment, operating since July 2016 against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria from a Jordanian AFB, will come to an end. But it now appears four planes will stay longer, till the end of 2017. Via HLN:


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"Four Belgian F-16's will prolong the mission in Syria till the end of the year. An agreement exists, said PM Charles Michel during his visit in Montreal in Canada. The question will be part of the agenda of the next council of ministers. "We have reached an agreement about prolonging the mission of four (of the six, red.) F-16's to fight terrorism in Syria", said Michel. The agreement came after a meeting with Minister of Defence Steven Vandeput (who has been championing prolonging the mission for some time already) and with key ministers.

Since OCT 2014 Belgium deploys six F-16 fighter bombers in the fight against ISIS. The operations, first over Iraq, later over Syria, take place from the Al Azraq base in Jordan.

At the time (in mid-2015, after the first year-long stint during which Belgium and The Netherlands operated simultaneously with six jets each from Jordan), Belgium had agreed with The Netherlands to each intermittently deploy F-16's during six month intervals. This in order to help press down costs per fiscal year. The Netherlands has let it be known however that on July 1st, it will not (yet) take over the baton again. Which is why Belgium was asked to prolong the mission of its F-16's.

Belgium will thus further deploy, from July 1st till the 31st of December, four F-16's, supported by 110 ground personnel (of which around 20 temporarily). A Red Card Holder team of four will operate from Qatar.

The missions undertaken by our jets for the international coalition remain unaltered. Only the number of flying hours will decrease from 400 to 250 per month, Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput said. The cost of prolonging the operation is estimated at 17 million EUR."



Several conclusions and observations:


a.) It is clear that years of pounding ISIS strongholds and infrastructure have taken their toll on ISIS and that from an operational POV, it makes perhaps sense to tone it down a bit, if only for the reason that there are less targets to bomb.

b.) At the same time, it should be clear that in the greater scheme of things, the International Coalition's anti-IS operations are, in fact, but the sideshow. The REAL battlefront is the West, where islamization is in full swing on almost every front, and where the ruling political class is pretending not to see that ISIS and the spread of islam in our countries are two sides of the same coin. Failure to understand this will lead to Europe's doom first, and ultimately also the US's.

c.) Belgium's eagerness to prolong the mission must, alas, be seen against the backdrop of President Trump's lambasting the majority of NATO countries for not doing their part in the coalition, leaving the burden of financing it to the American taxpayer. As we have already noted on these pages, General Delcour, a retired Belgian Defence Chief of Staff, opined in 2015 that the Belgian government sees the deployment of our fighter bombers as a smokescreen to hide our lack of committment and the unwillingness to spend 2% of our GNP on defense as "agreed" on the NATO summit in Wales a couple of years back. General Delcour litterally said that "Belgium is a freeloader on the NATO train."

d.) The Netherlands is more serious on defense than Belgium of course, but even so, the country's failure to find sufficient cash to deploy a mere six jets for its next tour - after all, the Dutch have been away from the theatre for a year now - is troubling, to say the least. Especially in light of the fact The Netherlands's GNP is about 1.5 times that of Belgium. It is clear that a welfare state comes at a great cost.



MFBB.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

SUNDAY NIGHT ART SNACK: THE GHENT ALTARPIECE (ca. 1420-1432, VAN EYCK BROTHERS).

The "Lam Gods", in the Anglosaxon world better known as the Ghent Altarpiece or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, is a large, late Medieval Flemish polyptych altarpiece in Ghent's Sint-Baafskathedraal (St Bavo's Cathedral), attributed to the Old Flemish masters Hubert and Jan van Eyck.

The polyptych's general design is thought to be Hubert's work and can be situated in the early to mid 1420s, after which the panels would have been painted by his younger brother Jan between 1430 and 1432. The altarpiece was commissioned by the mayor of Ghent, Jodocus Vijd, and his wife Lysbette. The altarpiece was officially inaugurated on 6 May 1432, and after some time moved to the cathedral's principal chapel, where it can still be admired.

Despite having been in very serious danger throughout the centuries (iconoclasm, fire, looting, panels stolen by the Germans during WWI) by the thirties the Ghent Altarpiece could have been said to have survived pretty well. But then, in 1934, the panel visible in the left hand corner, depicting "The Just Judges", was stole, presumably by a certain Arsène Goedertier. He died the very same year and is known to have tried to tell, with his last breath, the location of the stolen panel, but the clues he left were of no avail.

After WWII, Belgian art restorer Jef Van der Veken produced a copy, as part of an overall restoration project. To this day, the real "The Just Judges" remain unaccounted for, although presumably the work is still in Ghent and in the possession of an old aristocratic family.


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Certainly do not miss to visit this site, Closer to Van Eyck, which allows you to explore this monumental work in the minutest detail.


MFBB.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

SATURDAY NIGHT MANIC STREET PREACHERS, THOM YORKE.

Manic Street Preachers with If you tolerate this your children will be next. Album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998).





The song is meant as an homage to the Welsh volunteers who joined the International Brigades to fight Franco's troops. MSP have always made it crystal clear which side they are on. Yes, I know both sides were guilty of atrocities. Only one side has been forever blamed however, most notably under the latest socialist schmuck, Zapatero.


Thom Yorke with Hearing Damage, from the soundtrack of the Twilight movie New Moon (2009).





I'm sorry to read that his partner of 23 years, Rachel Owen, with whom he has a son and a daughter, passed away as recently as December 2016. RIP.



Slaap wel.


MFBB.

RECOMMENDED READS: TIMOTHY BENSON ON CLIMATE ALARMISTS GUNH HO FOR ABORTION (TO SAVE THE PLANET).

A must read over at American Thinker, by Timothy Benson: "Climate Alarmists: abort your 'extra' children."


"Over the past few years, outlets such as NPR, the Atlantic Monthly, the Huffington Post, and the Guardian have written articles with headlines like “Should We Be Having Kids in the Age of Climate Change?,” “The Climate Change Solution No One Will Talk About,” “Voluntary Birth Control Is a Climate Change Solution Nobody Wants to Talk About,” and “Though Climate Change is a Crisis, the Population Threat is Even Worse.”

The NPR story highlights a 2016 paper by philosophers and bioethicists at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, titled "Population Engineering and the Fight against Climate Change," which argues in favor of penalizing families for having children via a progressive tax that would increase with each child.

In his new Netflix series, "Bill Nye Saves the World," the show’s eponymous host asked a group of panelists, including one of the Georgetown professors, “Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?” The question from Nye, of course, is a rhetorical one. (Strikingly, unlike normal humans, none of the panelists found it creepy and disturbing that Nye said “extra kids.”)

Not content to let Nye hog all that creepiness for himself, ur-feminist Gloria Steinem charged the “patriarchy” with causing climate change by forcing women not to have all those abortions they secretly want, leading to overpopulation and “climate deprivation.” This unfortunately low number of abortions, according to Steinem, is “the fundamental cause of climate change.”

“People around the world are beginning to address [climate change] by reducing their carbon footprint through less consumption and better technology,” wrote the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). “But unsustainable human population growth can overwhelm those efforts, leading us to conclude that we not only need smaller footprints, but fewer feet… Long-term population reduction to ecologically sustainable levels will solve the global warming crisis and move us to toward a healthier, more stable, post-fossil fuel, post-growth addicted society.”



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“It is obvious that fifty years hence the world cannot support three billion people,” - William Vogt, 1948. Sounds a lot like:
"We have 100 months to act to save the planet" - Prince Charles, 2009.



"Twentieth-century neo-Malthusianism would be taken up by environmentalists after World War II, gaining steam after the publication of Fairfield Osborn’s Our Plundered Planet and William Vogt’s The Road to Survival in 1948. “It is obvious that fifty years hence the world cannot support three billion people,” Vogt wrote. “Unless population increases can be stopped, we might as well give up the struggle.” Vogt was wrong: Seventy years after this forecast, Earth is supporting not merely 3 billion but 7.5 billion people.

Twenty years after Osborn and Vogt, Paul Ehrlich -- in his 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb -- predicted mass starvation in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation. “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” he wrote. “In the 1970’s the world will undergo famines --hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash program embarked upon.” These famines and mass human die-offs never materialized.

Doubling down on this, Ehrlich argued in a speech before the British Institute for Biology in 1971 that “by the year 2000, the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people… If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.”

Fortunately for Britons, Ehrlich is a notoriously bad gambler. (Just ask Julian Simon.) In 2000, the United Kingdom was home to 58 million people with a per-capita gross domestic product of $26,400. At $1.555 trillion in gross domestic product, it was the world’s fourth-largest economy. Even in 2017, Dear Old Blighty continues to be the opposite of the poor and starving world envisioned by Ehrlich in 1971..."



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I remember having to learn the conclusions of the Club of Rome. Must have been around 1978-1979. Today, it's obvious it was all a pile of steaming elephant shit. The very same kind of people are urging us now to cripple our economies and, as this article shows, to abort what few (WHITE) children we have... to "save the planet".



"... The Club of Rome, in Mankind at the Turning Point, its 1974 doomsday follow-up to 1972’s doomsday book The Limits to Growth, literally says, “The World Has Cancer and the Cancer is Man.” Robert Zubrin, in his book Merchants of Despair, writes “this idea [that] humans are cancer upon the Earth, a horde of vermin whose unconstrained aspirations and appetites are endangering the natural order… is the core idea of antihumanism.”

“Antihumanism,” he states, “is not environmentalism, though it sometimes masquerades as such. Environmentalism, properly conceived, is an effort to apply practical solutions to real environmental problems, such as air and water pollution, for the purpose of making the world a better place for all humans to thrive in. Antihumanism, in contrast, rejects the goals of advancing the cause of mankind. Rather, it uses instances of inadvertent human damage to the environment as point of agitation to promote its fundamental thesis that human beings are pathogens whose activities need to be suppressed in order to protect a fixed ecological order with interests that stand above those of humanity.”

The call for population-control measures to fight climate change is at its core, anti-human. As Zubrin continues, “Since all human activity must perforce release [carbon dioxide], all human existence is a crime against nature. Therefore nothing we can do is right -- and so, in the name of the Higher Good, we must be constrained to do as little as possible. Thus, the global warming argument recasts the basic Malthusian line in a novel form, but with the equivalent end result. Instead of claiming that human activity must be limited because there are not enough resources, it is said that what is limited is not resources, but the right to use resources. It all amounts to the same thing: there isn’t enough to go around, therefore human aspirations must be crushed.”



Warmists. Bunch of creeps.


MFBB.


Friday, June 09, 2017

REFUGEES WELCOME!!!

Says Sad Dick Khan.


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No one knows even remotely how many terrorists there are among the muslim 'refugees' flooding Western Europe. Or how they compare to the number of 'homegrown' ones. What is certain is that the sum total of both categories is catastrophic. For the UK, the big news last week was not the elections - although Labour's strong gains are a very strong reason for serious concern in themselves - but the estimated 23,000 UK-based muslim terrorists, as projected by British security services. Via Express:



"The number of potential UK-based terrorists on the radar of the British security services is as high as 23,000, it has emerged.

The figure is more than six times the figure previously released by the Home Office at the time of last month's Manchester bombing.

Then, it was revealed the security services had 500 live investigations into more than 3,000 suspected radical jihadis, including about 400 people who have remarkably been allowed to return to our shores after fighting with terror group Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

But, it has since emerged a further 20,000 radical Islamists have been considered a "person of interest" to the security services at anyone time, according to a security services source.

It is not clear over which timescale the figure relates to.

But, the news has led to fears there are simply not enough resources for our security forces and counter terror police to monitor all their activities at anyone time.

A Whitehall source said 18 terror plots in the UK have been foiled since 2013, including five since the London terror attack in March.

But round-the-clock monitoring of terror suspects is only possible in a handful of cases due to limited resources, the priority of which are determined on factors including credibility of intelligence and the apparent seriousness of the individual's intent, according to the source.

But, Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and injured 116 others at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on May 22 was a "person of interest" who slipped the net and was allowed to travel from the UK to Libya and return in the run up to the atrocity.

Investigations are underway into how this was able to happen."



Yeah right.


MFBB.

Monday, June 05, 2017

SHOCKING: CNN ORCHESTRATES FAKE MUSLIM DEMO TO SUPPORT MYTH OF ISIS NOT BEING 'REAL' ISLAM!!!

Via Conservative Treehouse and American Thinker, watch and shiver: CNN's Becky Anderson, together with British media and a few police officers actually STAGE a fake demo to propagate the myth of the 'good, peace-loving, tolerant, silent muslim majority':





Here's another version of the event, narrated by Mark Dice, who, it appears, was on the scene:





Because videos tend to disappear - especially the ones like this! - I have some stills for you: in the first one, you see how white police officers are leaving the scene... to be replaced by, ah, police officers of 'Asian' origin!!!


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Here the first 'Asian' officer makes his appearance. Wonderful!


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What do we need now? We need masses of moderate muslims!!! And miracolo, we just found them, all twenty of them:


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The woman seen on the back, closest by, is Becky Anderson. But uh-oh, twenty does not look exactly like a crowd, huh? No problem, let's take a shot from another spot up front. Now notice the bearded, bespectacled guy with the green lapels. In the next still, that shot from another direction is the one used by Associated Press, but that don't matter, it's CNN material:


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You see that very same bearded, bespectacled guy prominently left of center, holding a sign "ISIS=ENEMIES OF HUMANITY". Golly, who knew? But you will agree that suddenly it does look a bit, uh, 'crowdier' huh?

The real howler is Becky Anderson's intro: “What we want to show you now viewers, is a wonderful scene. These are Muslim Mums…” Etc etc etc. In the 2011 census held in the Greater London area, muslims numbered 12.4% of the population, translating, at the time, in 1,012,823 individuals. You can be fairly certain that in the six years since, that number has augmented significantly - keep in mind that the UK's muslim population as a whole surpassed 3.5 million in 2016 and by some estimates grows 75 per cent every ten years. Now, all that Becky Anderson could come up with, out of that gigantic mass of London muslims... is a miserable 20 or so followers of the prophet??? In a staged event, no less?? If that is "the best in London's Borough neighborhood" - dixit Associated Press - you might want to reconsider buying that cottage in the Cotswolds for your retirement.

One would be laughing his/her *ss off, if it wasn't so utterly tragic. Fake News, brought to you by... the network that last month refused a President Trump ad on the grounds that they considered it... fake news.

Islam is cancer, no matter what the MSM is trying to sell you, and I keep repeating myself, but as long as we do not understand and fully acknowledge that basic reality, nothing is going to get better, au contraire.



MFBB.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS: MARK STEYN ON THE LATEST RELIGION OF PEACE ATROCITY.

Londoners, YOU preferred the blessings of the multicultural society. YOU elected Sadiq Khan. Don't come whining.


Mark Steyn weighs in, and as per usual, he nails it:





Belgian daily De Standaard has already managed to give a forum to the umpteenth islam apologist. While the dead were carted off to the mortuary, they tripped over each other's feet to open another can of cuddle muslims and pulled out a 'writer and choreographer', a fella by the name of Ish Ait Hamou. In the De Standaard article, Mr Hamou elaborates on the Open Letter he wrote on his Facebook page to one of the terrorists, opining that "You wanted to be a hero, but you will be remembered as a coward". Er, no, Mr Hamou. You got it exactly assbackwards. The terrs were cowards, but they will be remembered, at least by the overwhelming majority of the muslim community, as heroes:


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'Writer and choreographer Ish Ait Hamou has, on his Facebook page, reacted to the attack in London with a letter directed at the terrorist. 'Every time I see your last deed or hear your last word, I always have to think of your beginnings. What happened to you?'


There follows a long, toe-curling diatribe where the 'writer' does his utmost best to bore us to death by stacking one teary-eyed platitude upon another. I must admit, he almost succeeded, which would have made Outlaw de facto the eighth victim of this latest reaching out project of the religion of pieces.

Luckily, I am made of sterner stuff than your average De Standaard editor, and I have now recovered enough to offer an eloquent answer to Mr Hamou's question: "What happened to you?"

It's quite simple, asshole. ISLAM happened to him.

And until sufficient people understand that it's ISLAM that drives people to commit these heinous crimes, we are in for the next slaughter. And the next. And the one after that. And on and on and on.

We can conclude that at De Standaard, they again have learned NOTHING.

And I hate to say it, but neither has the UK government.

It's 2am here on Monday morning. Prepare, oh dear reader, for a barrage of tweets of our beloved Euro leaders and politicians tomorrow in which they express their shock at this terrible, ah, incident; their solidarity with the victims and their relatives; their gratitude and respect for the security and first aid services; and their absolute commitment to 'stand firm and united'.

I think I will puke in advance. My advice if tomorrow you see an idiot heading for the crime scene, carrying a teddy bear and a candle?

Punch him/her/it to the ground. Make it hurt. Does that qualify as hate speech, Chief Turd Constable of Greater Manchester Ian Hopkins? GOOD.

Pray for the victims and their relatives.



MFBB.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

SATURDAY NIGHT PETER GABRIEL, RUSH.

Peter Gabriel with I go swimming. Album Peter Gabriel plays live (1983).





Guy produced a ton of great music, but he's also a weird duck. It's why his episode with Genesis came to an end.



Rush with The Trees. From the 1978 album Hemispheres.





Lyrics by Neil Peart, as usual. The greatest drummer on Earth. Too bad he's a bit woozy in the head.

I keep hearing that he has left the band recently. Then I keep hearing no he has not. If I were him, I'd wait to stop till next year: Rush was founded in 1968 for Chrissake.


Goede nacht.



MFBB.

RECOMMENDED READS: THE GATESTONE INSTITUTE'S SOEREN KERN ON WAVE ON HONOR KILLINGS IN GERMANY.

Soeren Kern offers a chilling overview of the rising number of honor killings in Germany. Via The Gatestone Institute:


Germany: Wave of Muslim Honor Killings
by Soeren Kern
May 30, 2017 at 5:00 am



"... In Ahaus, a 27-year-old Nigerian asylum seeker stabbed to death a 22-year-old woman after she seemingly offended his honor by rejecting his romantic advances.

The trial of a Kurdish man who tied one of his three wives to the back of a car and dragged her through the streets of a town in Lower Saxony has drawn attention to an outbreak of Muslim honor violence in Germany.



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Honor violence — ranging from emotional abuse to physical and sexual violence to murder — is usually carried out by male family members against female family members who are perceived to have brought shame upon a family or clan.

Offenses include refusing to agree to an arranged marriage, entering into a relationship with a non-Muslim or someone not approved by the family, refusing to stay in an abusive marriage or living an excessively Western lifestyle. In practice, however, the lines between crimes of honor and crimes of passion are often blurred and any challenge to male authority can elicit retribution, which is sometimes staggeringly brutal.

On May 22, a court in Hanover heard how a 39-year-old Turkish-born Kurd named Nurettin B. attempted to murder his second wife, Kader K., 28, after she asked him to provide financial support for their two-year-old son. State Prosecutor Ann-Kristin Fröhlich reconstructed Nurettin B.'s actions:

"At around 6PM on November 20, 2016, Nurettin B. got into his car in Hamelin to meet Kader K. The trunk contained a knife, an ax and a rope. Sitting on the back seat of the car was their two-year-old son, who had spent the weekend with him. On the street, the former couple got into an argument and he begins hitting her. Then he takes the knife and plunges it into her chest. The 12.4 centimeter long blade penetrates the pericardium and heart muscle. A second stab opens the left abdominal cavity. Nurettin B. then pulls out the ax. With the blunt side he hits her head and upper body, cracking her skull.

"Then he grabs the rope. On one end he ties a gibbet knot around her neck, then he ties the other end to the trailer hitch on the back of his black VW Passat. Nurettin B. steps on the gas. He races through the streets at 80 km/h (50 mph). After 208 meters (680 feet) the rope breaks. Kader K. is hurled against the curb. Nurettin B. drives to the police station to turn himself in. The child is still sitting in the back seat."

Presiding Judge Wolfgang Rosenbusch asked Kader K., who was comatose for weeks, to tell her side of the story. She said "the horror" began immediately after their Islamic sharia wedding (the marriage is not valid according to German law) in March 2013, when Nurettin B. prohibited her from having any contact with friends and family. She was allowed to leave the house only for grocery shopping and medical visits. She was not allowed to have a mobile phone. Rosenbusch asked: "Does he have a problem with women?" Kader K. replied: "He believes women are slaves; they must keep silent."

Nurettin B. has confessed to the crime but insists it was not premeditated. He has been charged with attempted murder and faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.


The picturesque town of Hamelin, Germany was the scene of horrific honor violence, when a Turkish-born Kurd named Nurettin B. attempted to murder one of his three wives.

On May 9, a court in Kiel sentenced 35-year-old Turkish man to two-and-a-half years in prison for shooting his estranged wife in both knees and permanently laming her, in the hope that she would be unattractive to other men. The court heard how the man took his wife to the back of a local mosque after Friday prayers, accused her of offending his honor and shot her, saying: "Now you can no longer walk. You will stay at home."

In court, however, the woman, possibly under pressure from her family or the mosque, told the court that they couple had reconciled and would attend marriage counselling. Some observers surmised that the dispute may have been resolved in a sharia court. In any event, the German court allowed the man to return home with his wife and it remains unclear if and when he will serve his sentence.

In Münster, a court sentenced a 36-year-old Lebanese man named Amer K. to 12 years in prison for stabbing his wife to death. The court heard how Amer K. stabbed 26-year-old Fatima S., the mother of his three children, in the chest and neck more than twenty times with a large kitchen knife because he thought she wanted to divorce him.

Meanwhile, a court in Hanau sentenced a 22-year-old Syrian refugee to twelve years in prison for stabbing to death his 30-year-old sister, Ramia A., with a kitchen knife. She was 23 weeks pregnant and was accused of having brought shame to her family. Her unborn child also died in the attack.





The true scale of Germany's honor crime problem is unknown: many such crimes go unreported and reliable statistics do not exist. Empirical evidence indicates that honor violence — primarily but not exclusively the product of Muslim culture and Islamic law, sharia — has metastasized since Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed in some two million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

In March 2011, the Max Planck Institute published a landmark study on honor killings. The study analyzed all such crimes known to have occurred in Germany between 1996 and 2005. The report found that there were two honor killings in 1998 and 12 in 2004. By 2016, however, the number had jumped to more than 60, an increase of 400%, according to the website Ehrenmord.

The actual number of honor crimes presumably is much higher. Increased censorship by the police and the media, aimed at stemming anti-immigration sentiments, makes it impossible to know the names and national origins of many victims or perpetrators, or the true circumstances surrounding many murders, which often appear to be honor killings but are downplayed as "domestic disputes" (Familienangelegenheiten).

2017 is nevertheless on track to be a record year for honor violence in Germany; in the first five months of this year, there have been at least 30 honor killings, including the following:

May 18. In Berlin, a 32-year-old Bosnian, Edin A., murdered his former girlfriend, a 35-year-old German woman named Michelle E., after she ended their abusive relationship. He also abducted and tortured her 12-year-old son, who was forced to watch his mother's murder. Neighbors said they had repeatedly alerted the police about Edin A.'s violent behavior, but the police did nothing.

May 17. In Pforzheim, a 53-year-old Tajik man stabbed to death his 50-year-old wife at her place of employment, a Christian daycare center. It remains unclear if the woman was a convert to Christianity.

May 17. In Wardenburg, a 37-year-old Iraqi man stabbed to death his 37-year-old wife while she was asleep in her bed. The couple's five children, between the ages of four and 15, were at home at the time of the murder and are now living with relatives.

May 8. In Neuendettelsau, a 24-year-old Ethiopian asylum seeker, Mohammed G., stabbed his 22-year-old girlfriend in the stomach at a restaurant after she allegedly "provoked" him. The woman was five months pregnant; the unborn baby died in the attack.

May 4. In Freiburg, a 33-year-old Syrian asylum seeker stabbed his 24-year-old wife, a Kurdish Christian who had moved out of the couple's apartment, but had returned to collect some personal belongings. The couple's three children — aged six, three and ten months — are now in protective custody.

April 29. In Prien am Chiemsee, a 29-year-old Afghan man stabbed to death a 38-year-old Afghan woman, Farima S., who had converted to Christianity. The attacker ambushed the woman as she was exiting a grocery store with her two children.

April 23. In Syke, a 32-year-old Iraqi man, Murad B., strangled his 32-year-old wife, Mehe K., in front of the couple's three children, ages one, two and nine.

April 23. In Dresden, a 29-year-old Pakistani refugee, Shahajan Butt, murdered his girlfriend, a 41-year-old Vietnamese woman named Thu T. Police say the man, who arrived in Germany in December 2015, became enraged after he noticed that the woman had not posted any photos of him on her Facebook page, and suspected that she may have had another boyfriend.

April 16. In Mainz-Finthen, a 39-year-old Egyptian asylum seeker stabbed to death his 32-year-old wife. Police said the couple had been arguing at the time of the attack. Their two children are being held in protective custody.

April 5. In Leipzig, a 34-year-old Syrian man stabbed his 28-year-old wife because she wanted a divorce. The couple's two children witnessed the attack; they are being held in protective custody.

March 31. In Gütersloh, a 43-year-old Syrian man burned his 18-year-old daughter with a cigarette and threatened to kill her. When the police intervened, the father refused to allow his daughter to leave the house. After police succeeded in bringing the girl to safety, the father and son attacked the police, who used pepper-spray to fend them off. The girl is being held in protective custody.

March 15. In Kiel, a 40-year-old German-Turkish man stabbed to death his 34-year-old Turkish wife in front of a daycare center. Neighbors said the couple, who were separated, had quarreled about moving their three children to Turkey.

March 4. In Duisburg, a 30-year-old Syrian asylum seeker, Mahmood Mahrusseh, stabbed his 32-year-old ex-girlfriend. The woman survived; her attacker remains at large.

March 3. In Mönchengladbach, a 32-year-old asylum seeker, Ahmed Salim, murdered a 47-year-old German woman, Nicole M., apparently after she ended a relationship with him. The man, who also uses the alias Jamal Amilia, was arrested in Spain. In his asylum application, he had written that he was from Israel. In another asylum application filed in another country, he had written that he was from Morocco. He is believed to be from Iraq.


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March 2. In Scheeßel, a 42-year-old Iraqi man stabbed to death his 52-year-old wife, also from Iraq. Police described the murder as an honor killing. The couple's children are now in protective custody.

February 25. In Euskirchen, a 32-year-old German-Turkish man stabbed to death his former girlfriend, a 32-year-old German woman who had begun dating someone else.

February 17. In Offenbach, a 32-year-old Turkish man, Volkan T., shot to death his former girlfriend, a 40-year-old woman, Silvia B. The man said he was angry that the woman, who had two children, had ended her relationship with him.

February 15. In Bielefeld, a 51-year-old Iraqi man tried to murder his 51-year-old wife by attacking her with a hammer while she was attending a German class at a local language academy. The man was apparently angry that his wife was mixing with other language students.

February 10. In Ahaus, a 27-year-old Nigerian asylum seeker stabbed to death a 22-year-old woman after she seemingly offended his honor by rejecting his romantic advances. The woman, a Hindu, was employed at the same asylum shelter where her attacker lived. He was arrested in Basel, Switzerland.

February 7. In Hanover-Mühlenberg, a 21-year-old Serbian man stabbed his ex-girlfriend after she ended their relationship and had begun dating someone else.

February 1. In Hamburg, a 26-year-old Afghan man stabbed his estranged 28-year-old wife during an argument; she survived the attack.

January 15. In Bremen-Vegesack, a 39-year-old Turkish man murdered his 40-year-old Syrian wife, who was nine months pregnant, because she wanted to divorce him. The unborn baby also died during the attack.

January 5. In Waldshut-Tiengen, a 47-year-old Turkish man stabbed his estranged wife as she was walking with a friend. When she tried to run away, he pursued her and plunged a knife in her back.

January 4. In Köln-Buchheim, a 44-year-old Iraqi man murdered his 19-year-old daughter because he did not approve of her boyfriend. Two days later, he called police. "I killed my daughter," he said. The man may never face justice; he is believed to have fled to Iraq...."



Wir schaffen das!!!


Nicht!!!



MFBB.

Friday, June 02, 2017

RECOMMENDED READS: MARK STEYN'S "THE NEW MANCUNIANS".

Perhaps, in a distant future, saner humans will scratch their heads and wonder why postChristian Europe chose to ignore the messages on the wall. Especially in view of the fact that these messages were so often crystal-clear, unambiguous, and full of verifiable facts. Mark Steyn on Salman Abedi & Co:



"....According to Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, "This man [the perpetrator] was a terrorist, not a Muslim." For the British security state, it's about keeping the problem manageable: There are too many Muslims, but there are fewer terrorists. Even then, there are too many to keep an eye on. Shortly before the bombing, Salman Abedi returned from the jihad-riddled failed state of Libya to his "home" town of Manchester via the immigration officers of three Nato members - Turkey, Germany, and finally the United Kingdom. He sailed through all of them, unimpeded. In January, the FBI fingered him to MI5. The spooks did nothing. France's Interior Minister said that, according to his intelligence services, Mr Abedi had been in Syria. But a lot of Brits fall into that category, don't they? The Didsbury Mosque reported him to the Government's "Prevent" program for tackling "extremism". The chaps at "Prevent" declined to prevent him. Four acquaintances of Mr Abedi alerted the authorities. It could have been 40, or 400.


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The haystack is full of needles, and the state has to prioritize. Despite the FBI tip, and the concerns of his mosque, and the frequent trips to Club Jihad paid for by British taxpayers out of his government student loans, Salman Abedi could not catch the authorities' eye. One suspects there will be rather more of this in the years ahead. The preferred euphemism of British politicians for the likes of Mr Abedi is "extremist". But there are an awful lot of moderate extremists out there, so you'll have to be a really extreme extremist to jostle your way through the pack to the point where anybody notices you.

Terrorism is not the problem, but merely a manifestation of it. You glimpse the scale of it in the world in which Salman Abedi lived the entirety of his brief life. Salman Abedi's parents fled a brutal dictatorship and were generously given refuge by a country of incomparably greater liberty and opportunity. Their son was born in Manchester and passed all his 22 years in a heavily Muslim area of the city. "He was such a quiet boy, always very respectful towards me," says a neighbor. Toward the society that took his family in he was less "respectful".

What of his family?

Ramadan Abedi, Salman's father, is 48, born in Tripoli and a "security guard" in the Gaddafi regime until he came under suspicion for his ties to "extremists". He scrammed to Saudi Arabia, but that's a tough slog for refugees, so within a year he was in London. He's been resident in Britain since he was more or less Salman's age, but his new land doesn't seem to have made much impression upon him. In Manchester, he worked as a muezzin (the fellow who gives out the Islamic call to prayer five times a day) at the Didsbury Mosque, formerly the Albert Park Methodist Chapel, in the days before Manchester traded Methodists for Muslims. As Lancashire muezzin go, he was apparently crackerjack, way better than George Formby or Morrissey would have been. But he threw it all in to go back to post-Gaddafi Libya and resume his old Islamic nom de guerre "Abu Ismail", which is the name he went under when he was soldiering in the Nineties with the LIFG.

If you don't know your jihadist acronyms, that's the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an al-Qa'eda affiliate overseen by Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Lader's successor.. We're told that there's nothing British Immigration can do to scrutinize incomers, but asking whether your "Islamic Fighting Group" has given you a nom de guerre commencing with "Abu" might be a start.

Abu Ismail doesn't think we should be leaping to conclusions about his boy. "My son is a suspect," he insisted from Tripoli.. "Every father knows his son and his thoughts. My son does not have extremist thoughts," he declared, adopting the coy formulations of the British state. Pa Abedi was subsequently arrested in Libya for being, er, an extremist.



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Samia Tabbal Abedi, Salman's mother, is 50, also born in Tripoli and said to be a "nuclear scientist" who "graduated top of her class from Tripoli University". I wasn't aware Colonel Gaddafi offered courses in nuclear science, but since coming to Britain Mrs Abedi has worked in less fissile areas. Farazana Kosur, who lives around the corner from the Abedis in Manchester, says Samia was a kindly lady who taught her friend's daughter to read the Koran.

What of Salman's brothers? Presumably, Abu Ismail's other sons also have nary an "extremist thought" in their heads. Nevertheless:

Ismail Abedi, 23, born in London, was arrested in Manchester on the morning after the slaughter.

Hashim Abedi, 20, born in Manchester, was arrested that same day in Libya for ties to ISIS.

Jomana Abedi, Salman's sister, is 18 and was also born in Manchester but says on Facebook that she's "from" Tripoli, although the banner on her page shows the Eiffel Tower on one of its rare non-darkened days. As the only un-arrested sibling of Salman, she posted on Facebook an Arabic prayer celebrating her brother's entry into Paradise. Under Andy Burnham rules, she's not a terrorist, so presumably she's a Muslim. She does, after all, work at a mosque. On the other hand, she's a Muslim who thinks you enter Paradise by blowing up infidel children. One recalls the mordant jest that a radical Muslim is someone who wants to kill you, and a moderate Muslim is someone who wants the radical Muslim to kill you.



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But let's not be divisive. Salman had a traditional Manchester upbringing. He went to Burnage Academy for Boys, where he reported his teacher for Islamophobia on the grounds that the teacher had expressed misgivings about suicide bombing. Also at the Academy was Ahmed Halane, who subsequently headed off to the Islamic State to join the jihad. Ahmed's sisters, Salma and Zahra, attended Whalley Range High School with Jomana Abedi, but at the age of 16 the so-called "terror twins" dropped out and went to Syria to become brides of Isis.

Later Salman attended Salford University, where a classmate or two might have noticed his tendencies toward "extremist thoughts" and signed him up for the Government's "Prevent" program, which is designed to "prevent" "extremism". Alas, Salford University is committed to preventing "Prevent": Under its president Zamzam Ibrahim, the Students Union announced that it would boycott the "Prevent" program because, although it's supposed to target "extremism", Zamzam & Co have somehow got the idea that as a practical matter it targets Muslims. And targeting Muslims is, of course, divisive. So it's more important to prevent that than prevent "extremism"...."




MFBB.