Monthly Archives: April 2017

Random Quotations – Islam – April 19th, 2017

Six items in total…

“What I did not tell my friend, as we sat watching the sunlight dance over the Bosphorus, was that the European Turks who were voting to change the Turkish Constitution, who were effectively choosing to establish a more fundamentalist, Islamist Turkey in place of the secular, Western democracy that has been in place since 1923, have no interest in the ‘freedoms’ that she spoke of. That they have them in Europe is meaningless: they don’t want them. They don’t want them in Turkey, where they come from; and they don’t want them in Europe, where they now live. Not for themselves. And not for anybody else.” – Abigail R. Esman, “How Erdogan’s victory might be Europe’s defeat” – Investigative Project on Terrorism, April 17th, 2017.

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Turkey’s belligerent “lose-lose” proposition to Europe

“Erdogan’s willingness to square up to the (EU) bloc’s ‘red line’ opposition to capital punishment has led to fears they may allow their migrant population to move into Europe… It follows last week’s stern warning from Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who claimed Turkey would throw away the EU’s migrant deal if free movement was not granted (1).”

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Blasphemy Laws – Pakistan Style…

“If we, as a society, want someone dead because of some words they said then we should: A. Be very clear on what those words are – (and) – B. Ensure that a person who has not actually said those words does not receive any punishment…

“We already agree that there exists a combination of words that, if said in a right sequence, makes you deserve death. From our presidents to lawmakers to scientists to accountants – people from all walks of life agree that such a combination exists. We have coded it into law. Not only we have coded it into law, we have killed people who have even talked about changing that law… This is the kind of issue that people are obviously ready to kill, die and break all laws for” (*).

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Another Computer Crash…

Well, it happened again – exactly two weeks after I purchased another computer, it crashed. Fortunately, I was able to figure out how to re-format and re-install my operating system, but it took a lot of time and necessitated re-installing all of the programmes I had lost.

And, more to the point, once again I lost a mass of information and references I had accumulated for posting, so once again I have to start from scratch, and this will affect the number of postings for a while.

Beyond that, from “crash” to “recovery” took no more than 24 hours, so things could have been a lot worse!

Now I hope things will improve for a while – having to become adept at recovering from computer disasters is not something I would wish on anybody…

Jeff Goodall.

Random Quotations – Islam – April 14th, 2017

Five items in total…

“It is high time that the civilised world stopped groping in the darkness. Instead of futile attempts to ‘stop radicalisation of youth’ and ‘prevent spreading of terrorism’, the world leaders should admit to the elephant in the living room, the root cause, the terror manual called koran and its 6th century draconian ideology. For that, firstly, we have to accept the reality that there is no moderate or peaceful Islam. Every person who follows this ugly book is a potential terrorist. Until this nasty book and its nauseating ideology are completely wiped out from this planet, the life of civilised people will be at the mercy of this madness, and peaceful world will remain as an elusive idea.” – Dr. Mohamed Chtatou, “Is Reformation Of Islam A Viable Possibility?” – EurasiaReview, April 6th, 2017.

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China stands to gain from the North Korea – U.S.A. stand-off

“The editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear tests through either ‘nuclear leakage or pollution’, then China will respond with force… ‘China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China… If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back. By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own’.”

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Random Quotations – April 12th, 2017

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“This is no small thing we are talking about here. We are talking about a sitting president’s administration using the terrifying powers of espionage of the United States government to conduct an intelligence operation against a political opponent before, during and after that target was elected president of the United States… This would be 10 times more serious than Watergate. We are talking a constitutional crisis the likes of which we have never seen in modern times.” – Charles Hurt, “The Nuclear Option: Obama Silent over Trump Tower Wiretaps” – Breitbart, March 31st, 2017.

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Random Quotations – Islam – April 11th, 2017

Five items in total…

“This is not an isolated incident… There are gangs of these young fellows of Muslim background who have been harassing people they identify as Christian… You don’t hear about it because no one’s reporting it.” – Sutherland Shire Council deputy mayor Reverend George Capsis, quoted by Jack Montgomery in “Australian wearing cross beaten by Muslim gang shouting f*** Jesus!” – Breitbart, April 10th, 2017.

“What happens overseas in this war, happens here in America. Muslims are surveilling Christian churches while ‘outreaching’ to the Christian community under the guise of ‘Interfaith Dialogue’. However, sharia obliges Muslims to lie to non-Muslims when the ‘goal is obligatory’. Jihad is obligatory.” – Understanding The Threat, “Muslims Target Christians & Coptic Pope on Palm Sunday” – April 9th, 2017.

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Military & Intelligence News – April 11th, 2017

Five items in total…

U.S.A: Dangerous times as America seeks to re-assert itself on the world stage

U.K: Brexit issues cause tensions between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar

U.S.A: General tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that there is “no defense” against new Russian cruise missiles

Taiwan: Project initiated to produce “indigenous” submarines

North Korea: Did hackers access parts of top-secret South Korea – U.S. warplans?