Monday, May 25, 2015

Poll says majority of Canadians see Omar Khadr as a threat

A majority of Canadians see convicted terrorist Omar Khadr as a threat to Canada.
A poll of 1,514 Canadians conducted by Angus Reid found that 55% agree that Khadr "remains a potential radicalized threat" while 45% disagree with that statement.
A majority of Canadians in all regions, with the exception of British Columbia, felt Khadr remains a threat. Men were slightly more likely than women to see Khadr as a threat (57 to 54% respectively) and Canadians over 35 viewed Khadr as a great threat than Canadians under 35.
Among political party supporters, Conservatives (73%) were most likely to view Omar Khadr as a threat compared to NDP supporters (44%) and Liberal voters (39%).
Liberal voters were also more likely to support the court ruling that freed Khadr on bail while he appeals his conviction on war crimes before a US court.

Robert De Niro tells NYU's Tisch School for the Arts grads that they're fucked

The national security threat to Canada from Islamism

Sunday, May 24, 2015

U of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh meets with aggrieved Muslim students over American Sniper tweet

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh met with Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim and South Asian students in a private meeting in the Michigan Union on Wednesday to discuss the University’s April screening of the movie “American Sniper,” a film based on the autobiography of former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle.

E-mails obtained by the Daily sent Tuesday to listservs for various student organizations — including Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, the Middle East and Arab Network, the Arab Students Association, the South Asian Awareness Network, Michigan Pakistanis, and Muslim, Lebanese, Malaysian and Persian students — announced plans for the meeting. The e-mails said several students requested the meeting in response to a tweet Harbaugh sent April 8 regarding the movie.

“Michigan Football will watch ‘American Sniper’! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it!” the tweet read.

Harbaugh’s tweet came amid national media coverage of the Center for Campus Involvement’s April 7 announcementthat it would cancel the movie’s screening scheduled for April 10’s UMix. The CCI said it made the decision in response to a student petition that raised concerns about how the film portrays Arabs, Muslims, the Middle East and North Africa.

However, following another student-generated petition calling for the University to reverse this decision, E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life, issued a statement April 8 saying, “the initial decision was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters.”...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ontario's Unions Have Begun To Notice That OFL Boss Sid Ryan Is An Ass

Ontario Federation of Labour boss Sid Ryan spends money taken out of the paychecks of hard-working union members and uses his time to pursue his disgusting fetishes. These include being a denizen of rallies that meet the government's standard of anti-Semitism, throwing his weight around at "Occupy" encampments, and hanging out with, and supporting, rabid, terror-advocating admirers of Iran's degenerate mass-murderer, the Ayatollah Khomeini.

It's hardly a surprise that Ryan, who wants to tell the government of Ontario how it should spend money, can't come close to balancing the books of an organization he heads. It's also no wonder that Ryan is so furiously opposed to a government Bill that would require unions to tell their members and the public just how they spend the tax-free union dues they reap.

Finally, some unions in Ontario have begun to take notice and want no part of him.

Andrew Klavan Explains Obama's Nuclear Deal With Iran

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ian McEwen:"Without free speech, democracy is a sham"


h/t Scaramouche

Bin Laden's Bookshelf

Newly declassified documents list the reading material found in Osama bin Laden's compound. Some of it is by credible authors like Barry Cooper and Bob Woodward.  Canadian conspiracy theorist Michel Chossudovsky, who has been given the distinction of being called "one of Canada's nuttiest professors" had a book in the bin Laden collection, and there were two by radical conspiracy theorist Noam Chomsky.

Perhaps bin Laden's dire state came from reading Chomsky's books, since people who take the MIT professor seriously are known to become more stupid. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Ayatollah's conspiracy theory roadshow comes to Toronto

Hide your kids and hide your wives, because America's most unhinged conspiracy theorist - a man who makes Alex Jones look grounded - is coming to Canada's largest city.

Iranian-Canadian activist Shabnam Assadollahi spotted this announcement on Facebook, promoting an event at the Islamic Centre of York Region on May 31 honouring the Ayatollah Khomeini.

It's the Ayatollah stuff that got Assadollahi's attention, but the name "Dr. Kevin Barrett" is the one that stood out for me.  Barrett is a former University of Wisconsin professor who briefly gained national attention for promoting 9/11 conspiracy theories.  From there it's been a descent into complete and utter madness.

Barrett is now a regular guest on Iran's PRESS TV "news" channel, but it's at the misleadingly namedVeterans Today website - actually a front for neo-Nazis and Islamists - where he really lets his freak flag fly...

Our old pal Zafar Bangash, the Islamo-fascist loon and depraved Khomeinist who who says that internecine conflicts between Muslims in Pakistan is part of a Zionist conspiracy will be there too.

Hamas-Loving Canadian Islamist Baffled by Suspension from Federal Security Panel

"For many years," the article begins, "Hamas was my passion."

Hussein Hamdani, a Canadian lawyer, described his excitement and nervousness over meeting Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin in Gaza. The article, published in 2004, was part of a tribute to Yassin after he was killed in an Israeli airstrike.

Hamdani calls Yassin "the people's Shaykh" and explains that Yassin was part of a group of Hamas founders who decided "armed struggle must be established" against Israel. "It was like sitting at the feet of history," Hamdani glowingly wrote about meeting one of his heroes. Yassin's vision "represented the hope that the occupying forces could be defeated."

One year after openly embracing a jihadist movement in writing, Hamdani was named to a Canadian national security roundtable, where he continued to serve until being suspended April 29 pending an investigation. A spokesperson for Canada's Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney saidthat although questions about Hussein's "radical ideology have circulated for some time, it was hoped that he could be a positive influence to promote Canadian values in the Muslim community. It is now becoming clear this may not have been the case. 
Hamdani calls the suspension political and went on radio last week threatening legal action against people who called attention to his past statements and connections...

Feminists want us to define ugly sexual encounters as rape. Don’t let them.

There was the time when, 19 and na├»ve, I was guilt-tripped into entirely unwanted physical intimacies with a much older married man. And the time, three or four years later, when I went to visit an on-and-off long-distance boyfriend and quickly realized that it was over for me—but he assumed we were still on, and I didn’t have the nerve to say no to sex. And the time I told a man, “Look, I’m not going to sleep with you,” and it was taken as “try again in a couple of hours.”
When they happened, my view of these encounters ranged from “a mistake” to “it’s complicated.” It still does—even though, these days, we are encouraged to reinterpret such experiences as sexual violations. To many feminists, stories like these are evidence of a pervasive, misogynistic rape culture. “Kids see movies where there’s an aggressor who gets pushed away, but keeps trying until the girl relents,” writes advocate, author, and  filmmaker Kelly Kend. “This is a rape dynamic that has been played off countless times as just how it works.” Canadian feminist author Anne Theriault laments “the still-pervasive and very flawed idea that if she doesn’t say no, it’s not rape”—clearly referring not just to attacks involving violence or incapacitation (for which few would demand a verbal “no” as proof of rape), but encounters in which a woman yields to unwanted  overtures.

 To me, this crusade against “rape culture” over-simplifies the vast complexity of human sexual interaction, conflating criminal sexual acts like coercion by physical force, threat or incapacitation—which should obviously be prosecuted and punished whenever possible—with bad behavior.

Was I a victim? Even in the first incident, in which the man knowingly pressured me into something I didn’t want, I could have safely said no. Consent for bad reasons is still consent; despicable behavior is not always criminal. (Getting guilt-tripped into giving money to a freeloading friend is not robbery.) In the second instance, it would be an infantilizing insult to deny my responsibility for a mutual misunderstanding. In the third, what happened was not only consensual but wanted; my initial “no” was sincere, but it was mainly an attempt to stop myself from acting on an attraction against my better judgment.

Besides, I know that sometimes the roles were reversed. There was the ex-boyfriend I thought I was seducing in the hope of getting him back—only to realize, the one time he finally said no harshly enough, that it had been more pressure than seduction. There was the man who told me it was too soon for us to get involved, and said, “we shouldn’t be doing this” more than once the evening we first went to bed. If I were to claim victimhood, I would either have to admit to being a perpetrator as well, or fall back on a blatantly sexist double standard....

h/t Doug D.