I will leave it to Mark Steyn to describe the pompous full of themselves cowardly assholes who felt obliged to participate in the march in Paris today:
"MARK STEYN: These men [the Charlie Hebdo staff - MFBB] were exceptionally brave. Most of the people expressing solidarity with them are not that brave. I'm not that brave. But when the Canadian Islamic Congress attempted to criminalize my writing, I fought back, and I pushed back, and I got a law changed in the Canadian Parliament, because that's how important I think freedom of speech is. But I wasn't asked to die for it like these guys were. And to be honest, it makes me vomit to see people holding these Princess Dianafied candlelit vigils, and using the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie - I am Charlie -and in effect appropriating these guys' sacrifice for this bogus solidarity. It makes me sick to see all these 'the pen is mightier than the sword' cartoons that have appeared in newspapers all over the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Australia, everywhere, from other cartoonists, again expressing solidarity with these very brave men - but not doing what they did...
These guys are dead because back in 2005, these Danish cartoons were published in an obscure Jutland newspaper, and a bunch of fanatics went bananas and started killing people over them. So a couple of publications on the planet, including mine in Canada, and Charlie Hebdo in Paris, published these cartoons... Le Monde didn't, and the Times of London didn't, and the New York Times didn't, and nobody else did. And as a result, these fellows in Charlie Hebdo became the focus of murderous rage. If we'd all just published them on the front page and said "If you want to kill us, you go to hell, you can't just kill a couple of obscure Danes, you're going to have to kill us all", we wouldn't have this problem. But because nobody did that, these Parisian guys are dead. They're dead. And I've been on enough, I've been on enough events in Europe with less famous cartoonists than these who live under death threats, live under armed guard, have had their family restaurant firebombed - it's happened to a Norwegian comedienne I know - have come home and found their home burned, as a Swedish artist I know happened to. And all these people doing the phony hashtag solidarity, screw your phony hashtag solidarity. Let's have some real solidarity - or if not, at least have the good taste to stay the hell out of it."
I have been warning on these pages against the dangers of islam for some eleven years now. I've done my part. A very modest part for sure, and like Mark Steyn I'm NOT pretending I'm brave. I have no trouble at all to admit that, although they were hardcore leftists, the murdered chaps at Charlie Hebdo were far braver than me. But even so, I've got my head screwed on right. The same cannot be said of all the doofuses and hypocrites marching today. And it certainly cannot be said about Karen Armstrong, who also felt obliged to add her two cents:
‘ISLAM IS NO DANGER FOR OUR VALUES’
10 JANUARI 2015 | Dominique Minten
It does not help to put the blame for muslim terrorism in islam's shoes. 'And certainly not if we want to change the hearts and minds in the muslim world', says religious historian Karen Armstrong.
* Search for justice is as important in religious history as crusades or jihad
* Historically speaking islam has a better track record for religious tolerance than Christianity
* islam is preaching the importance of justice, equality and dialogue
Naturally, it had to be that leftist rag of moral perverts at De Standaard to give a forum to this lunatic woman, right on the heels of the mass murder at Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish supermarket. Coincidentally, last week Armstrong actually published the Dutch translation of her book 'Fields of Blood', in which she 'tries to set the record straight' regarding the perceived culpability of religion as the prime instigator of bloodshed throughout history. Ah, a new book by a Morally Superior Person! An event that is gefundenes Fressen for the creeps at De Standaard. It is hard to fathom why the author of the article, Dominique Minten, found it necessary to include Armstrong's assertion that 'islam is preaching the importance of justice, equality and dialogue' in his summary, since pretending those three items are values held high in the muslim world is so demonstrably false that one could just as well claim that Napoleon was the world's first grand scale tour operator, specialized in European travels. Justice? Tell that to untold hundreds of thousands of muslim women who dare not even report that they have been raped lest they be not accused of zina. Equality? That a FEMALE author like Armstrong dares even to mention the upholding of equality as a parameter for judging islam speaks bookmarks about her intellectual sanity. Dialogue? Every dialogue with islam is a monologue. THEY never yield an inch.
As long as people like the #JesuisCharlie idiots and Karen Armstrong get bigger airplay than the sceptics, we will NEVER get out of this mess, to the contrary.
Oh. Yes. Armstrong's book Fields of Blood reminds me of sumpin. It was hard to detect among all the coverage dedicated to the Kouachi Bros. and Mr. Coulabaly, but it didn't escape Outlaw Mike's radar. Via Business Insider:
"The jihadist group Boko Haram has pulled off what is perhaps the deadliest attack of its ongoing, five-year-long insurgency in northern Nigeria.
Boko Haram, extremists opposed to Western-style education and secular governance in Nigeria, carried out a multiday attack in the northeast of Nigeria, focusing on the town of Baga. According to Musa Alhaji Bukar, a senior government official who spoke to the BBC, Baga, which once had a population of about 10,000 people, is now "virtually nonexistent."
The multiday rampage focused on Baga and the surrounding towns and villages. The militants razed an estimated 16 towns around Baga, according to the BBC.
“These towns are just gone, burned down,” Borno State Senator Ahmed Zanna told NBC News. “The whole area is covered in bodies.”
The rampage has led to the deaths of an estimated 2,000 Nigerian civilians, and has sent approximately 10,000 people fleeing into neighboring Chad, according to the Associated Press.
Boko Haram's rampage throughout the region is a direct blow to the prestige of the Nigerian military.
Baga, which Nigerian troops abandoned on Jan. 4 after a day of fighting, was set to host the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), a coalition of troops from Nigeria, Chad, and Niger whose expressed purpose was to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency.
At the time of the attack, only Nigerian troops were present.
Boko Haram's assault in Baga has comprised of two phases, according to Time. The offensive began on Jan. 3 in a push against the MNJTF base and lasted until Jan. 4. This assault was followed up by an assault on Baga itself and the surrounding towns, which lasted from Jan. 6 until Friday."
Quite a field of blood, huh? 2,000 dead? That's about 167 Charlie Hebdos. And nary a peep from our lamestream media. Kudos to CNN, see screenshot above, for at least paying some attention.
Heartening memo to the 2,000 Nigerian corpses out there: DO-NOT-WORRY!!! Even adding your bullet riddled bodies to islam's tally will not significantly imperil the muslim world's better track record for religious tolerance vis-à-vis Christianity! Doctor Armstrong says so!!!