Sunday 30 June 2019

Journalist beaten up in Portland by Antifa thugs for an article he wrote

In my mind it does not matter one iota what you think of anyone's ideas - NOTHING justifies this sort of premeditated violencce. And yet liberals seem to think that an "offensive" article is justification enough for meting out violence.

It seems to me that Antifa are the real fascists - the 21st Century brownshirts.

Journalist, Andy Ngo beaten up by Antifa thugs

Today Andy Ngo was singled out by Antifa thugs and beaten up and is in hospital.

I really believe Twitter is so perverse they will ban Andy Ngo instead of Antifa.

He seems to have been singled out for this treatment because he wrote and article.

"Just a reminder that Andy Ngo was the author of the massively islamophobic WSJ article which claimed there was Sharia law in Tower Hamlets because he saw an 'alcohol restricted' sign.

An article which you dislike is reason to assault someone?!  

The "offending" article from the WSJ.

A Visit to Islamic England

Muslims headed to Friday prayer while non-Muslims went the other way. No one made eye contact.

Andy Ngo

28 August, 2018


Other tourists may remember London for its spectacular sights and history, but I remember it for Islam. When I was visiting the U.K. as a teenager in 2006, I got lost in an East London market. There I saw a group of women wearing head-to-toe black cloaks. I froze, confused and intimidated by the faceless figures. It was my first encounter with the niqab, which covers everything but a woman’s eyes.

This summer, I found myself heading back to the U.K. as it was plunging into a debate over Islamic dress. Boris Johnson, the country’s former foreign secretary and London’s ex-mayor, wrote a column opposing attempts to ban face-covering veils. Nonetheless, he added, “it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.” The responses could hardly have been more heated.

I wanted to cut past the polemics and experience London’s Muslim communities for myself. My first visit was to Tower Hamlets, an East London borough that is about 38% Muslim, among the highest in the U.K. As I walked down Whitechapel Road, the adhan, or call to prayer, echoed through the neighborhood. Muslims walked in one direction for jumu’ah, Friday prayer, while non-Muslims went the opposite way. Each group kept its distance and avoided eye contact with the other. A sign was posted on a pole: “Alcohol restricted zone.”

Women and girls were dressed in hijabs, niqabs and abayas (robes). Some of the males wore skullcaps and thawbs, Arabic tunics, with their trousers tailored just above the ankles as per Muhammad’s example. The scene could have been lifted out of Riyadh, a testament to the Arabization of Britain’s South Asian Muslims. At the barbershop, women waited outside under the hot sun while their sons and husbands were groomed.

Inside the East London Mosque, visitors were expected to dress “modestly.” Headscarves were provided at reception for any woman who showed up without one. A kind man on staff showed me around the men’s quarters. He gave me a bag filled with booklets about Islam. In one, Muslims are encouraged to “re-establish the Shari’ah,” or Islamic law. Those who ignore this mandate are “of little worth to any society.”

That night, I visited the Houses of Parliament. Rifle-carrying police officers greeted me when I stepped out of the Tube. The extra security was mobilized in response to last year’s car and stabbing attack in Westminster by Khalid Masood, who killed five people. Outside the station, there are roadblocks along Westminster Bridge and a new security fence in front of the palace yard. I asked an officer about Masood’s attack. “I’d rather not talk about it,” he replied. “I was there that day.”

Forty-eight hours later, I woke up to the news that a car had rammed a Westminster security barrier. Police arrested Salih Khater, a 29-year-old Sudanese refugee who had been given asylum and British citizenship. Three people were injured in the attack. London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, expressed support for banning vehicles from parts of Parliament Square.

Next I visited Leyton, another district in East London where some Muslim social norms prevail. An Arab cafe near the Tube station was filled with men; no women were inside. An Islamic bookstore sold hijab-wearing dolls for children. The dolls had blank, featureless faces, since human depictions are prohibited in conservative Islam.

I stopped outside the Masjid al-Tawhid, a South Asian Salafi mosque and madrassa (school), just before afternoon prayer time. A group of girls in robes and veils walked around back, toward the dumpsters, where the women’s entrance is located. I later saw the Islamic Shari’a Council of Leyton. This community has religious, educational, business and legal institutions to maintain a separate identity.

All this gave me pause. But I was unprepared for what I would see next in Luton, a small town 30 miles north of London and the birthplace of the English Defense League, which has held unruly anti-Muslim demonstrations. At the Central Mosque, I met a friendly group of Punjabi-speaking young men. 

“You’ve come to see Luton?” one struggled to ask me in English. The young men asked me to follow them through the town center.

Within minutes, we walked by three other mosques, which were vibrant and filled with young men coming and going. We passed a church, which was closed and decrepit, with a window that had been vandalized with eggs. We squeezed by hundreds of residents busy preparing for the Eid al-Adha holiday. Girls in hijabs gathered around tables to paint henna designs on their hands. 

All the businesses had a religious flair: The eateries were halal, the fitness center was sex-segregated, and the boutiques displayed “modest” outfits on mannequins. Pakistani flags flew high and proud. I never saw a Union Jack.

The men finally led me to a discreet building that housed a small Islamic center. They spoke privately to its imam. I was led upstairs to see him. The imam asked me if I was prepared to convert. Apparently there had been some miscommunication with the young men. I told the imam I wasn’t ready for that, but I would appreciate any literature I could take home. He led me to a bookshelf and said I could have whatever I wanted. I grabbed the first booklet that was in English. It was by Zakir Naik, a fundamentalist preacher from India. 

“The Qur’an says that Hijab has been prescribed for the women,” the booklet explained in one section, “so that they are recognised as modest women and this will also prevent them from being molested.

Other tourists might remember London for Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and Big Ben. I’ll remember it for its failed multiculturalism. Or perhaps this is what successful multiculturalism looks like.

Mr. Ngo is an editor at Quillette.

Here is a rebuttal from Business Insider

Here is Andy Ngo with Tucker Carlson

From CNN 4 years ago.

London's 'Muslim Patrol' aims to impose Sharia law in East London

Note, Whitechapel, mentioned in the piece above and Tower Hamlets are adjacent

Fallen Angels Imprisoned in Antarctica??

There are a lot of theories about Antarctica so I will indulge it. Please don't confuse that with agreement.

It makes a change from near-term extinction and the march to war!

The Fallen Angels Imprisoned in Antarctica and are still Alive! The Ark of Gabriel!

Sulphur dioxide from earthquakes is spreading

Sulfur Dioxide, Arctic Sea Ice & EQ Report with Margo (June 29, 2019)

Margo's Healing Corner

Margo continues tracking the sulfur dioxide mass in the N. Pacific, Arctic regions and the S. Pacific, shows Arctic Sea Ice on NASA Worldview and goes over earthquakes worldwide

Surprisingly, The Real MlordandGod is also covering this

Will Trump and Kim meet at the DMZ in Korea?

Trump-Kim Meeting at DMZ - 

Agenda-Free TV

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un MIGHT meet at the DMZ in Korea tonight. Will it happen? Find out in our LIVE COVERAGE!

President Trump is scheduled to visit the DMZ at 1:30am ET Sunday (2:30pm local time) on his trip to South Korea. He tweeted yesterday that "If Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this [tweet], I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!" It's not clear whether the meeting will happen. Trump and Kim have previously met in two summits

Chinese television

US Threatens Europe With "Loss Of Access To US Financial System" Over SW...

I am emphasising this because I think it is highly-important and under-reported.

US Threatens Europe With "Loss Of Access To US Financial System" Over SWIFT-Evading Iran SPV

US Threatens Europe With "Loss Of Access To US Financial System" Over SWIFT-Evading Iran SPV

EU Activates Barter Mechanism for Iranian Trade

Europe Activates "INSTEX" to Trade with Iran; US Threatens Sanctions - EUROPE THREATENS TO PULL ALL FUNDS FROM U.S. BANKS!

Iran hopeful INSTEX will become operational in coming weeks

From May -

E.U. and IRAN ready for TRANSACTIONS, bypassing U.S. demands

This is a very good discussion on this

US Tells EU Choose Between US & Iran, 7500 Kids Killed In US-led Yemen War & F-22s To "Counter Iran"

The US THREATENS Europe over trade with Iran

US Special Envoy Tells Europe: Choose Between Us and Iran

Threatens sanctions on any country that buys any Iranian oil


28 June, 2019

Having spent weeks hyping up the idea of a threat posed by Iran against the world, US special envoy Brian Hook is now shifting his talking points to threatening those nations directly.

Hook warned the European Union in particular against its attempt to establish a clearing house to allow trade with Iran, saying that the entire continent of Europe has to make a choice: do business with the United States, or do business with Iran.

Hook warned the European Union in particular against its attempt to establish a clearing house to allow trade with Iran, saying that the entire continent of Europe has to make a choice: do business with the United States, or do business with Iran.

This is a problem for the P5+1 members in the European Union, as the nuclear deal with Iran obliges them to offer sanctions relief. Since the US reneged on the deal, they’ve not only refused to trade with Iran, but are trying to prevent the rest of the world from doing so as well.

That’s why the EU had to create the clearing house: because US threats have scared off all the banks in Europe. The program will allow companies to trade with Iran without money crossing borders, and thus eliminating the need for banks.

Hook, however, insists that no country has any waivers from America allowing them to buy Iranian oil, or carry out other business with them. Even though in practice it is none of America’s business, Hook said the US intends to sanction 
any country caught buying oil from Iran in any way.

The US threats are largely empty. China has continued to buy oil from Iran despite US warnings, and the US clearly can’t do anything about it. The EU has a similarly large economy and should be able to also call the administration’s bluff, but so far, banks haven’t shown any faith in the EU backing up their promises to protect their companies. 

The US Empire in the Middle East

US Tells EU Choose Between US & Iran, 7500 Kids Killed In US-led Yemen War & F-22s To "Counter Iran"

CIA Op Exposed? - US Veteran Captured As 'Mercenary' In Libya, Claimed To Be Portuguese National

EU Activates Barter Mechanism (INSTEX) for Iranian Trade

Some people, without even factchecking, express their cynicism in a rude way.

Most are oblivious as to what this means.

For those who criticise while being too BONE-LAZY to check for themselves.

EU Activates Barter 

Mechanism for Iranian Trade

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 2019-06-28 21:37:49

28 June, 2019

After extended diplomatic talks on Iran's threat to exceed nuclear treaty limits, the European Union announced Friday that it was finally launching an alternative financial mechanism to facilitate international commerce with Tehran, circumventing U.S. sanctions.

The barter mechanism, INSTEX, is part of Europe's attempt to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or "nuclear deal") which saw Iran cease work on its nuclear program in exchange for lifting of international sanctions. The United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement last year, reimposing strict sanctions on Iran's oil exports and effectively closing off Iranian access to Western financial markets.

Iran has so far complied with its part of the nuclear deal, according to international monitors, but it has threatened to exceed the agreement's limits on uranium enrichment if Europe does not do enough to offset the effects of American sanctions. INSTEX is part of a yearlong EU effort to maintain commercial ties with Iran, but until Friday, it had not begun operation.

"INSTEX now operational, first transactions being processed and more EU Members States to join," said Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid in a Twitter post Friday.

INSTEX is targeted at trade in essential goods - food, medicine, humanitarian aid - but is not expected to handle payments for Iranian oil. Energy exports are key to Iran's economy and to the operations of the Iranian government, and Tehran has made it clear that it wants to see European oil purchases if it is to remain in compliance with the JCPOA.

"It is still not enough, and it is still not meeting Iran's expectations. I would certainly report back to Tehran that developments which took place in this meeting, the progresses we made in this meeting, and the final decision obviously would be by Tehran to take," Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said after talks Friday.

The United States made clear that it opposes INSTEX. Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, said Friday that European nations cannot "do business with the United States and Iran" and the same time. (Europe-based multinational corporations have already reached this conclusion, and few large enterprises are expected to renew business ties with Iran using INSTEX.)

"Countries don't do business in Iran . . . companies do business in Iran," Hook said. "We have not seen any demand for [European] companies doing business in Iran, because they would much rather do business in the United States market than do business in the Iranian market. If you look at trading volumes, the EU does more trade with Kazakhstan than it does with Iran."

This is an excellent discussion of this -