Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Religion of Peace(tm) was out and about in England today. Apparently, but not surprisingly, Allah is not much for remembering the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who gave it all for Great Britain in Flanders Fields and other hallowed ground.
Islamic protesters sparked fury today after they burned a model of a poppy and deliberately broke the silence at Armistice Day commemorations in central London.
I suppose I'm just happy that the British still had "fury" to be sparked over this sort of thing.
'outrage'....the britsh press is like the boy who cried wolf when it comes to fury, outrage, and scare-quotes.
Also, why do they lead away counter-protesters and not protesters?
These folks are extremely impolite! It's pretty lame to come to a country and take advantage of the economic opportunities, and then bad mouth one of its significant holidays. Saying nothing and not celebrating would be much less offensive -- almost understandable, since the rump of the Ottoman Empire (the last great Muslim political power) was on the other side of WWI.
The fury is probably from the English Defence League which was set up after the same ratbags protested returning troops marching in a homecoming parade.
The EDL is now considered a radical rightwing hate group.
i believe cicero covered this ground 2000 tears or so ago, in his typical quoteworthy style.
"a nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. but it cannot survive treason from within. (...) (the traitor) rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to rot the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. a murderer is less to fear. the traitor is the plague."
evidently the traitors in blighty are doing so well they no longer feel the need to have to work 'secretly and in the night' any longer. and the fact they were allowed to freely walk away, with the bobbies meekly there to protect them, makes things clear as can be.
i give the UK 1 generation more, 2 max. and it must always be remembered that parliament *passed the laws* allowing the virus that's going to kill them into england. hell, they INVITED the instruments of their own destruction to move on in and kill them.
i wonder if there's a lesson there for us...
JPMcT, why do you say that? Obama just gave several speeches here in Seoul at the Yongsan military base where he discussed the sacrifices of veterans, particularly those who served in Korea, to the troops here.
The third message from heaven...
If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
JPMCT, in case you didn't make it past the Drudge Report, here's a summary by Stars & Stripes of the President's visit to Youngsan base.
“I want all of you to know when you come home, your country is going to be there for you,” he said. “That is the commitment I made as commander in chief.”
After shaking hands and stopping to applaud for a section of veterans as he walked out of the building, Obama laid a wreath at a war memorial at Yongsan before leaving the base.
Troops said the president’s visit boosted morale. “His being here, just seeing him — it means more to us than anything he could do or say,” said Staff Sgt. Carlos Barnes....
I can only see less than a dozen people in that protest group.
The underlying problem is that a large number of UK Pakistanis originate from a very conservative district near Kashmir. While the immigrants from the south of Pakistan have settled in well, the northerners have not. They seem to retain their tribal attitudes into the third or fourth generations. There is a lot of travelling back and forth between England and Kashmir.
Also, they tend to be settled in the poorer parts of Northern England, where there are few jobs.
All motivation for this kind of hostility. And it only takes a handful of men to plan a terror attack.
It is a safe bet that all the protesters in this picture are well known to the security forces.