Sunday, August 07, 2016
Another mad Muslim goes on the attack
Living in a Western country is very stressful for a Muslim. They see every day that Westerners have all the things that are denied to them, sexual opportunities particularly. And no pressure to hoist your bottom into the air five times a day. But the better standard of living means that Muslims still want to live in Western countries. Some risk their lives to get to such a country.
But we all experience various stresses and Muslims mostly manage to keep it all together for the sake of the various advantages they have in Western countries. But when an individual Muslim is mentally or socially marginal, adaptation may fail. And, when it does, Islamic teachings about killing infidels come to the fore. Killing infidels is seen as a way of going out with a bang. A sad life and death can be made meaningful and even devout that way.
So Islam is the problem. Its teachings turn desperates into murderers
Counter-terror police will today forensically study computers belonging to the Russell Square knifeman as a neighbour claimed the 'impressionable' teenager could have been inspired by ISIS.
Scotland Yard believe Zakaria Bulhan, 19, a Norwegian national of Somali origin who moved to the UK in 2002, was not 'motivated by terrorism' but its officers are trawling his possessions for extremist material.
But neighbour Parmjit Singh, a BBC radio DJ known as 'DJ Precious' on the Asian network, said he had known 'impressionable' Bulhan for seven years, adding: 'His mental health problems are a scapegoat.' The 36-year-old said: 'They said he had mental health issues but that was not the boy I knew.
'The news of his mental illness is completely new, we never heard that. Honestly, I think his mental health problems are a scapegoat.'
Asked what he thought motivated the attack, Parmjit said: 'I think peer pressure, hanging around with gangs. He wasn't working, he was hanging around with Somalian boys and I think they had possible links to serious ISIS people - not directly, but they see all this stuff and are inspired by it.
'Why would he attack an American woman tourist in a random attack? I think boys have put pressure on him to go there and do something. He was very impressionable growing up'.
Police are guarding the council flat in Tooting he shared with his mother and siblings as they investigate his motives for murdering American Darlene Horton, 64, in front of her husband Dr Rick Wagner.
The retired teacher was stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife and bled to death on the pavement in the frenzied six-minute attack on Wednesday evening that left five others injured.
A police source said: 'We are expecting counter-terror officers this afternoon who will take away his computers and electrical equipment to study.'
Friends have described their shock at the knife attacks, describing him as a 'teacher's pet' and a 'devout Muslim' who would love debating religion.
Online postings show a man named Zak Bulhan is interested in Islamic study, and in another he pledges support to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Moazzam Begg.
Rakesh Naidu, 18, said: 'I can't believe it, I'm just telling myself it must be a mistake. We used to get really competitive over grades in maths and debate religion all the time.
'He was a devout Muslim and he would passionately defend it, but he respected my opinion too. He was a bit socially awkward but as far as I knew he didn't have mental health problems.
'He wasn't the jock but he wasn't the kid who ate glue at the back of the class. He just flew under the radar.'
Today a family friend claimed the teenager had tried to kill himself three times this year before he stabbed to death an American tourist in front of her 'absolutely devastated' husband.
Bulhan was arrested on suspicion of murder after dozens of armed police – fearing a terror attack – brought him down with a Taser stun gun.
Today it has emerged that Bulhan, who was held miles from his south London home clutching a knife, appears to have been depressed and had tried to kill himself three times in the past six months, family friends have said.
One told The Times: 'He has been very unwell. He wanted to kill himself. I saw his mother with an ambulance outside their flat and she said Zac had called it because he wanted to hurt himself. He's called the ambulance about two more times because he was feeling unwell. His mother was very afraid'.
His local mental health trust have not commented on his case, but it is understood he was living at home not in care. They are working with detectives
Ambulances were repeatedly called to the council flat he shares with his mother and sister in Tooting because the teenager had wanted to harm himself, it has been said. One neighbour had claimed that his parents' separation may have upset him and he had become more reclusive in recent years.
More multicultural doctor scum in Britain
Saripalli is a Telegu (South Indian) name
A text-pest doctor who bombarded female colleagues with sexually motivated messages including telling one nurse 'I'm like Jason Bourne - I will find you' has been suspended.
Dr Kalyana Saripalli, 39, behaved inappropriately towards three separate female members of staff whilst working for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust, London, and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
A tribunal hearing was told that on one occasion he told a colleague 'you make me horny' and on another occasion told a nurse 'If you can't accept the truth, that I long for you, I would rather be dead' before adding 'Do you fancy a date?'.
Appearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester, Saripalli, had admitted allegations of harassment but denied that his messages were sexually motivated. But the tribunal decided the behaviour was sexually motivated and he was banned from working as a doctor for 12 months. He will have to undergo a review at the end of those 12 months if he wishes to return to medical practice.
Tribunal chair Michelle Codd told Dr Saripalli: 'Your actions did constitute harassment which the tribunal considered to be a serious failure on your part. 'You displayed a lack of self-control by continuing to send a significant volume of unwelcome messages. 'It should have been obvious to you that your actions were inappropriate and causing distress.
'The tribunal found that your persistence in sending the messages demonstrated a serious lack of maturity and awareness.
'The tribunal was satisfied that your behaviour towards your colleagues was entirely at odds with your role as an experienced doctor and represented a serious departure from the paragraphs of GMP set out above. 'It had no doubt, when viewed in aggregate, that your behaviour constituted misconduct that was serious. 'The public would not expect a doctor to act in the way that you did.
'Your behaviour towards these three female colleagues brought the medical profession into disrepute. 'On three occasions your actions betrayed an element of coercion and unwarranted persistence. 'Your actions failed to show proper respect for your colleagues.'
The behaviour started in September 2011 when Saripalli, a senior house officer with the spinal orthopaedic team at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust, began texting a nurse at the hospital, referred to as Colleague A, telling her he loved her after she tried to tell him to stop sending her messages.
When Colleague A did tell him to stop contacting her the doctor said 'I love u.ill miss u, thought I was getting a life, guess not, ill call u in half an hour', Colleague A responded 'I don't think that's a good idea... You don't know me to love me. I'm sorry you feel that way but it doesn't change anything'.
On another occasion, Saripalli said: 'Hope ur ok, as for me, every moment in ur absence seems like ages. I wish I was dead, u still have a hearty long life to live, ill manage, don't stress urself.' Shortly after this he said 'Wondered if u fancied dinner on Tuesday evening/night'.
The doctor then moved to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and told Colleague D 'you make me horny' before explaining to her that he used to 'keep his girlfriend up all night'.
Saripalli asked Colleague D out for dinner and 'would not accept no as an answer' when she declined his offer he said 'what, do you think I am going to try and get you into bed after a cup of tea?'.
Tom Gilbart, for the General Medical Council, said: 'Colleague A began working as a nurse in August 2011 she was employed by a company that provides nurses and she complained about advances being made by the doctor.
'The text messages were sent to Colleague A by the doctor, he would ignore requests to stop contacting Colleague A, those (requests for him to stop) were made by Colleague A and Witness B. 'The text messages demonstrate that he continued to send messages, even though she made it clear she did not wish to hear from him.
She said 'I told you you were being too full on for me, I don't want to hear from you again, you have made me feel uncomfortable'.
'Contact from the doctor continued and he was also texting Witness B who told him the best thing he could do was back off, telling him it was not appropriate.
At one stage, Witness B sent a message saying 'you need to get over her, it's become the talk of the ward for all the wrong reasons, it's harassment'.'
The doctor sent Colleague A messages saying 'hey my room needs a clean up aswell, do u mind once ur done with ur's, ill b urs once its done', 'I still love you, lets build a future together' and 'I can't afford to miss those eyes'.
The messages continued with him saying 'I'm Jason Bourne in reality, I will find you, as I said before, you are my destiny.' and 'If you can't accept the truth, that I long for you, I would rather be dead' then, 'you fancy a date?'
Saripalli then started sending text messages to another nurse, referred to as Colleague C, who was on placement at Guy's and St Thomas'. She texted him making it clear she only wanted him to speak to her about work, during work hours.
Mr Gilbart continued: 'He sent four text messages after that, which disregarded the clear request.
'Between August 2013 and August 2014, Dr Saripalli was working at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the A&E department. 'On July 3 2014 he asked Colleague D out for dinner.
On July 10 he asked her where one could obtain ketamine and asked her about piercings and tattoos.
He then asked if he could speak to her in private and she agreed, thinking it was something confidential about a patient.
'He asked personal things which made her feel uncomfortable. He told her 'it surprises me you're with a woman' and proceeded to ask her to go out for dinner and to go to his flat for a cup of tea. He made her feel quite intimidated.
'As they walked out for a cigarette he said 'can you keep a secret? You make me horny' before telling her he used to 'keep his girlfriend up all night'.
The conversation made Colleague D feel extremely uncomfortable.
The GMC case is that his behaviour on July 10 was sexually motivated and that was denied.
'Colleague D would have nightmares and wake up sweating. His behaviour was harassing and that matter has been admitted.
An investigation was conducted by Buckinghamshire Health Trust, he was interviewed and notes were taken.'
Germany rejects 'intersexual' as a separate gender as court rules there are only males and females
A person with a genetic abnormality who identifies as neither woman nor man cannot be entered in Germany's birth register as an 'intersexual', a federal court has ruled.
The plaintiff, Vanja, was born in 1989 and registered as a girl.
Women have two X chromosomes, while men have one X and one Y chromosome. But Vanja provided the Federal Court of Justice with an analysis showing one X chromosome but no second sexual chromosome.
Advocacy group Dritte Option (Third Option), who represented Vanja, said the plaintiff planned to go to Germany's highest court, the Federal Constitutional Court.
In a ruling published today the court said German family law recognises only male or female and, although a legal revision in 2013 does allow people not to be registered as being of either gender 'it did not create a further sex'.
That meant the only option available to Vanja was to have the birth registration as a girl removed from the records and not replaced, an option the plaintiff said was not good enough.
The court said: 'The question of whether the previous necessity of being entered in the birth register as either male or female violated intersexuals' fundamental rights no longer arises.'
Vanja said: 'For intersex people, a third sex would record after decades of denial and making invisible finally the recognition and appreciation of their existence.
'The current solution to have no entry for me is just not the same as having a matching entry. In everyday life, as a protection against discrimination it makes a difference whether I can say "I'm officially inter" or if I have to invoke a void.'
‘The EU is close to death’: Bloc trade chief launches bitter warning amid fears Canada deal could collapse
The European Union's director general for trade has reportedly warned the bloc's trade policy is 'close to death' if its deal with Canada falls through.
The EU-Canada trade deal, which has taken seven years to negotiate, is one of the most comprehensive ever struck.
Jean-Luc Demarty said Brussels would have a 'big credibility problem' if the agreement collapsed.
Demarty spoke at the bloc's trade policy committee after France and Germany insisted that a trade deal with Canada - the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - will have to be agreed on by all 38 national and regional parliaments before it can be signed off by Canada.
Notes from the meeting, leaked to Politico, say Demarty 'emphasised the outstanding importance of CETA' .
He spoke about how important it was to complete a very good deal and also how CETA is a test for the EU's trade policy.
'Canada is a third country which stands very close to the EU. If the EU is not able to ratify this agreement, the EU trade policy would have a big credibility problem; it would be 'close to death',' the leaked notes say.
An EU-Canada summit will take place on October 27 but the deal may still not have been ratified by then.
In July, Canada's trade minister said large parts of a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union should come into force next year, even though the EU's executive commission opted against fast-track approval.
'This is a really important and great next step,' Chrystia Freeland said in a interview.
The EU Commission says ‘it will remove customs duties, end restrictions on access to public contracts, open-up the services market, offer predictable conditions for investors and help prevent illegal copying of EU innovations and traditional products’.
Because CETA will eliminate all duties on industrial goods, European exporters are expected to save almost €600 million a year.
The agreement has also promised to fully uphold Europe's standards in areas such as food safety and worker's rights.
Negotiators finished the negotiations on (CETA) in August 2014 but it has not yet been ratified.
The deal is facing opposition from campaign groups and trade unions, who say CETA is as dangerous as their bete noire - a planned EU-U.S. trade deal called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They say the deals hand power to multinationals and are a threat to democracy.
Australia: New movie about the Cronulla disturbances
The Left cannot let the 2005 Cronulla events go. It's one of the few hooks on which they can hang a claim that Australian are racist. What actually happened was a reaction to very offensive behaviour on Cronulla beach by young Lebanese Muslim men. Women were being harassed and the Lebanese were in effect claiming the beach as their territory. Had the police done their job nothing would have happened but for them to do anything might have been seen as "racist" so they did nothing.
So when the men of the Shire saw the offensive behaviour going unchecked, a few of them reacted with a deliberate attempt to chase away the Muslims. And that is the whole of it
IT’S one of the most confronting few minutes of a film you’re likely to see this year, showing Australia on one of its darkest days.
But, initially at least, it looks like the Australia of so many tourism commercials. Sun glistens down on a blue ocean in December. A chap dressed as Santa strolls along the sand as smiling swimmers bob up and down in the warm water. The tune of ‘we wish you a merry Christmas’ can be heard.
But something’s just not right. In footage, all taken from real news reports, there’s way too much booze. Police are on horseback. A helicopter buzzes overhead.
Two men, friends perhaps, shake hands and smile for a camera. All looks well. And then, out of nowhere, one of the two — the one who isn’t white — is attacked.
“That was the moment it stopped being the happy gathering and it just took that one aggressive action,” Abe Forsythe, the director of Down Under, which opens next week, tells news.com.au.
From there, it goes downhill fast. Car windows are smashed and police struggle to hold the crowd at bay. One man’s T-shirt reads ‘ethnic cleansing unit’; a tattoo across a chest says “We grew here, you flew here” while the crowd chants “f**k off wog, f**k off Leb”.
The film is sent in the immediate aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla race riots when Sydney was on tenterhooks waiting to see what would happen next.
“It’s incredible when you look through the footage. At the beginning of the day it was meant to be a peaceful protest and, as it built up, the mood changed.
“This act of solidarity, of an Anglo and Middle Eastern person, who were trying to help stop it spilling over, and all it took was one push for them to just flick a switch.”
And yet maybe the most surprising thing about the film, which follows two car loads of hotheads from each side of the divide, is it’s a comedy.
Mr Forsythe said it was a deliberate strategy. “We’re using comedy to shine a light on this issue in a way you probably wouldn’t if it was a straight drama because by making people laugh it makes it more accessible.”
But the opening scenes play an important role in providing the far from amusing context. “I felt people would go in knowing it was a comedy but I wanted to make clear upfront that even though it is, the subject isn’t taken lightly.”
Mr Forsythe says his film “doesn’t point fingers” at either side but rather, “it tries to encapsulate this mess and how, all of a sudden, things tip over.”
He started writing Down Under six years ago and say he did so because Australia wasn’t talking about what Cronulla meant.
“This is our way as nation, to pretend it didn’t happen, say ‘let’s not talk about it’ and hope it goes away.”
Last December, Australia did start talking about Cronulla again, on the 10th anniversary of the riots. Fears of a full scale riot didn’t eventuate but anti-fascist and anti-immigration protesters did come face-to-face on the beach once again.
While the film was ready to go, the makers decided not to release it last year for fear of being seen to cash-in on the anniversary or even provoke trouble.
Nonetheless, Mr Forsythe says the timing of the film’s release now has unintentionally coincided with the revival of Pauline Hanson’s career.
“I’d like to say its unsurprising but it’s not, it’s a repeat of the same problem we had before, that parts of society feel like they are not being heard and when you have someone like Pauline Hanson back into power they feel they have a voice.”
Nonetheless, Down Under runs the risk of poking the bear by getting a release in Cronulla itself, as well as a number of screens in western Sydney. Mr Forsythe said he was confident the comedy would bring people together.
“So much of what happened before was because we weren’t talking and even with Pauline in power, whether we like it or not, we have to listen to her and hopefully there is some way of finding common ground and moving forward,” Mr Forsythe said.
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