That’s because he’s not British, he’s Muslim

 

"British" Muslims in London

“British” Muslims in London

James Foley’s beheader identified as Muslim from England.

The masked jihadist known as “John the Beatle” has been identified by British security services, sources said Saturday.

MI5 and MI6 have identified the British fighter suspected of murdering the American journalist James Foley, senior government sources confirmed last night.

The masked man with a London accent, who is said to be known to fellow fighters as “Jihadi John”, was seen in the shocking video of Foley’s death released by the Isis extremist army last week.

While sources gave no details of the man they have identified, a key suspect is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, who left his family’s £1m home in Maida Vale, west London, last year. He recently tweeted a picture of himself holding up a severed head.

“It is horrifying to think that the perpetrator of this heinous act could have been brought up in Britain,” British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond wrote in the Sunday Times.

In addition, Hammond referred to the actions of “John the Beatle” as “an utter betrayal” of everything the British stand for, The Sunday Times reported.

Horrifying, maybe, but not surprising. Islam recognizes no secular state, so a Muslim bred and raised in such a state owes no allegiance to it and will not consider his actions to be a “betrayal”.

They’re swarming in Austria, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, and every other European country – just do as I just did to find links to these four countries: Google “Muslim violence (name that country)” and you’ll have a inexhaustible supply of news, stretching back decades. So who doesn’t get this? Our Secretary of State, for one, who just last week, speaking to the Foley execution, said: 

 ISIL is the face of that evil, a threat to people who want to live in peace, and an ugly insult to the peaceful religion they violate every day with their barbarity.

ISIL is the face of Islam, you silly twit, and as such, is the logical ending for the Islamic goal of world domination.

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Loser pays

 

Towns need useless law suits like nudists need bicycles

Towns need useless law suits like nudists need bicycles

Unlike the United States, English litigants who lose in court must pay the winners’ legal fees. This can have a sobering effect on towns that join pressure groups of their residents to fight development on spurious grounds. 

A long-running dispute involving a rare bird has cost taxpayers nearly £500,000.

Portsmouth City Council is to pay £475,000 in legal fees after losing a string of court battles with defence giant QinetiQ.

It had tried to stop the firm’s plans for a road to three new blocks of flats it was building overlooking a nudist beach near Fort Cumberland in Eastney.

It said the work may harm the legally protected Dartford warbler thought to be nesting nearby.

But after racking up £150,000 in legal fees, and with a ruling saying further searches for the rare bird were unnecessary, the council had to agree to the road.

So had the rare birds flocked together to persuade the town to expose itself to such grievous liability? No, it was birds of  no feathers.

Naturists launched a campaign to stop the development amid fears that it would prevent them using the beach.

Here in the Land of the Free, opponents of projects they don’t like also exploit our environmental laws and every other legal leverage tool they can find to delay and even stop developers; the difference is, our system doesn’t make them responsible for the costs of their tactics. The English system would give them pause.

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Progress

salamanderGene for tail regeneration in salamanders discovered. When I was in my early teens, I spend some time around an elderly biology professor at Amherst (U. Mass? In Amherst, anyway) who’d spent his entire professional career studying this subject because, he explained to me, if you could unlock the secret of such regeneration, we might one day grow back nerve cells and missing limbs.

He must have died before he achieved success because otherwise I’m sure we’d heard of it by now, but then, he didn’t have the tools to unlock DNA the way we can now.

Wherever he is, I’m sure he’d be pleased by this development.

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Bloomberg in Africa

 

I get a kick out of Islam

I get a kick out of Islam

Boko Hoko execute two for smoking cigarettes.

“If it saves the life of one child,” Mayor Mike told FWIW …..

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Another promise kept

Hey, someone will deal with it, maybe tomorrow

Hey, someone will deal with it, maybe tomorrow

As he said he would, Obama has fundamentally transformed our reputation and image in the world.

Daily Mail: Smiling Obama swings into action: on the golf course.

President Obama was back on the golf course today as he enjoyed yet another 18 holes amid deepening concerns about the spreading terrorist rampage of extremist group ISIS.

The President played a round with former NBA basketball star Alonzo Mourning and Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on Saturday.

Watch out, Barry, there's danger ahead - look at the size of that sand trap!

Watch out, Barry, there’s danger ahead – look at the size of that sand trap!

 

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Pray for a hungry polar bear (or prey for a hungry polar bear; take your pick)

 

Bears go wild

Bears go wild

Treehugger.com reports that an Italian goof will spend a year on a melting iceberg to prove that icebergs melt, a phenomenon noted by humans since at least the end of the last ice age.

It may seem crazy, but this seems like another much needed nudge to the collective human psyche to adapt and change for the better; in a way, we’ll all be floating adrift with Alex.

“Floating adrift” seems to sum it up neatly.

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Chef receives his just desserts*

Snake bits

Snake bit (s)

Dinner bites back: Chef prepares meal of deadly cobra, dies when cobra objects.

Peng Fan had just finished preparing an Indochinese spitting cobra for a soup when the serpent’s severed head clamped down on his hand, injecting him with a fatal shot of venom, the Mirror reported.

Peng reportedly had decapitated the snake 20 minutes earlier, but he was doomed by the cobra’s long-lasting, reptilian reflexes that persisted even after death.

Stunned diners were startled by the chef’s final cries.

“We did not know what was happening but could hear screams coming from the kitchen,” diner Lin Sun, 44, told the Mirror. “There were calls for a doctor in the restaurant, but unfortunately, by the time medical assistance arrived, the man had already died. After that we did not continue with our meal.”

Too bad striped bass don’t have fangs.

 

* yes, I know; it’s a pun – go with me on this.

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