Friday, September 09, 2016


Now, adding to the horrors that have come after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, there's also violence in places like Toulon against women who wear shorts:
Two families on a cycle ride in Toulon, southern France, came under violent attack after assailants hurled insults at two female partners for wearing shorts, according to prosecutors.

The attack, carried out by a group of youths from a housing estate in the Mediterranean port town, has sparked claims that parts of France are prey to an Islamist “morality police”.
Without a doubt, they are indeed.
Two couples with their three children and a friend were on a Sunday afternoon outing on bikes and roller blades when the “incredibly violent” attack took place, according to Var Matin, the local newspaper.

They were passing near the Cité des Oeillets, an estate in eastern Toulon, when a group of adolescents starting insulting the women of the group because of their shorts, including jibes such as: “Dirty whore, get naked.”

When their male partners sought to intervene, a larger group of youths arrived and a fight ensued, according to the Toulon prosecutor; Bernard Marchal.

“The male partners had simply asked them to respect their women and that sparked the fight. The three men were violently beaten on the face in front of their children. This was provocation of a sexual nature with the intention of forcing a reaction out of the men present,” said Mr Marchal.

One of the men was severely beaten and has had to take a month off work, while another had his nose broken. The women were lightly injured and the children suffered from shock.

Thanks to CCTV, police were able to identify and arrest two suspects, aged 17 and 19, and a preliminary investigation has been launched to identify other suspects.
This is downright repulsive. If the authorities want to prove they're going to crack down on such violence, they're going to have to start seeing to it that the judges stop giving weak sentences. They're also going to have to start imposing serious monetary fines upon the offenders.
The attack comes a month after an 18-year old girl was spat at and insulted by a group of girls who found her shorts indecent.

Maud Vallet posted a Facebook picture of herself in shock afterwards with the caption: “Hello, I’m a slag”. The post received over 81,000 “likes”, or signs of readers’ anger and sadness over the incident.

She recounted asking her taunters: "Why are you calling me a whore because I'm wearing shorts while a man can walk around the centre of town bare-chested without anyone saying anything?"

She said they replied: "Because you're a woman and should respect yourself, you idiot."

A solidarity “march in shorts” was held in the town.
There should be more solidarity movements like those held here too. The creeps who insulted the girl were invoking an offensive cliche of sexualizing a woman's body, and come to think of it, men's too. Maybe male Muslim offenders should even be made to wear a veil over their heads, if anything, as a punishment for their own felonies.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016


The French police found a car without license plates left by jihadists near Notre Dame in Paris, and arrested the culprits:
Several people are being held in Paris after police found an unmarked car containing gas cylinders next to Notre Dame cathedral, according to French reports, sparking fears of a fresh terrorist plot.

An anti-terror investigation has been launched following the discovery of the suspicious vehicle containing seven cylinders on Sunday, yards from the cathedral, one of Paris's most visited landmarks where thousands of tourists congregate every day.

The car, a Peugeot 607 with no number plates, contained no explosives or detonators, according to French reports. "They were not linked to any kind of fuse," one source close to the investigation told l'Express.

According to BFM TV, one empty canister was found in the back of the car and six full ones in the boot. The type of gas they contained was not specified.

The car had been abandoned on Quai de Montebello, just yards from Notre Dame, located on the Île de la Cité, by the river Seine.

Initial reports said that a couple - a man, aged 34, and a woman, aged 29 - were arrested and are being questioned by French domestic intelligence agents.

But Le Parisien, the capital's daily reported that six people are now being held.
More proof that Christians and their landmarks are being threatened in France. On the surface, it might sound like this was a dry run, but there's every chance something is being covered up, not unlike the savagery that took place at Bataclan last year, and those could've been poisoned gas. Which only proves there's serious danger here.

Sunday, September 04, 2016


Naomi Ragen explains why she's voting for Donald Trump, and reminds us of Clinton's own accountabilities when she was secretary of state. She's one writer who's recognizing reality for what it is.


Since we were on the subject of Reuters the other day, they wrote a report from Israel that leaves a bad taste in my mouth with its whitewash and sugarcoating:
In Israel, there may be profound ideological and political differences between the Jewish population and the near 20-percent Muslim minority, but it has never come down to banning someone’s dress on the basis of religion.

“It is very funny that people think they are so liberal and open and yet they cannot stand other religions and the feelings of other people,” said Ruti Solomon, an Israeli Jewish woman enjoying the sunshine on the beach in Tel Aviv.

Behind her, Muslim women with their bodies and heads fully covered in burkini-like clothing played in the water or relaxed on the sand, with the church spires and mosque minarets of the town of Jaffa in the near distance.

“I’ve heard what’s happening in Europe,” said Shams al-Duha Alayyan, a fully-covered young Muslim woman visiting the coast from Jerusalem. “This is personal freedom. If I want to cover my body, why can’t I cover my body?”
Well here's 2 disgraces, one who either doesn't have the courage to admit it's as oppressive as the niqab, or is so indoctrinated she has no self-esteem. And Reuters must've been quite happy to find anybody who'd lend themselves to their attack on France. As I've noted before, the burkini could be used to conceal weapons and even drugs, and on top of that, it's bad for hygiene. Now in Israel, they usually maintain good enough security even at beaches, but that still doesn't mean a burkini's appropriate even here.

Oh, and I must seriously disagree with the following accomodation:
Of course, Israel has its quirks, too. The ultra-Orthodox Jewish population enjoys the seaside as much as anyone else. But they keep separate, not only having segregated beaches but alternating the bathing days for men and women.

North of Tel Aviv, it was women’s day at an ultra-Orthodox beach on Tuesday. Busloads of visitors arrived in full-body swimwear and went down to the beachfront via a security gate, with high fencing all around to keep out prying eyes.
It's one thing if they want to be so ridiculously prudish, but to provide them with a public beach section is regrettable, and it's bad if they're not considering personal hygiene and doing this at the potential expense of their health. They should be getting their own pool if it's that big a deal to them, and not exploiting public shores.

Since we're on the subject, some courts in France have let down the public yet again by overturning the burkini ban, although some of this news may be exaggerated, as the municipalities were going to let it go around the end of August anyway. Nevertheless, this is troubling news, since it shows that the legal system in France is an enemy of the people as much as the press are.