Thursday, May 22, 2014

Psychopathic multiculturalist in Britain

A 'budding psychopath' who murdered a friend after saying the rap music he listened to made him 'want to stab up someone's face' has been found guilty of murder.

Uriah Gardner, 16, plunged a knife into the chest of 17-year-old Fico Dougan with such force that it emerged from his back.

Gardner launched the unprovoked attack at a house in Croydon, south London, in the presence of a two-year-old girl.

Jurors at the Old Bailey heard that Gardner - described as a 'budding psychopath' by a psychiatric examiner - had been listening to music on his phone before the attack and told Mr Dougan's girlfriend that it gave him violent urges.

Gardner - whose identity was protected during proceedings - can now be identified in light of his conviction.

The judge postponed Gardner's sentencing while his mental state is fully assessed, but warned that he will likely face the equivalent of life in prison.

He had denied the murder, claiming the stabbing was accidental and a result of his post-trauamtic stress disorder, but was found guilty after a week-long trial.

The court heard that Gardner had no problems with his victim before the attack in September last year, and had gone to the address in Croydon to watch television with Mr Dougan and his girlfriend.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the violent attack, but Mr Dougan died in hospital. Fleeing the scene, Gardner threw his knife down a drain and was later spotted trying to burn his clothes in his back garden.

Judge Stephen Kramer, postponing sentencing, said: 'I need an independent psychiatric report on this young man before I pass sentence, which is likely to be detention at Her Majesty’s pleasure - the equivalent of life imprisonment'.

Relatives of the victim sat holding hands in court and wept as the guilty verdict was announced.

The court heard that before the stabbing Gardner was listening to music on his headphones and said: ‘When I listen to rap music I want to stab somebody’.

Mr Dougan arrived later on, and after he had watched television with them for a while Garden left then room with a ‘vague stare’ on his face.

Shortly afterwards he came back to the living room holding a large kitchen knife and attacked Mr Dougan as he sat on the sofa.

The victim's girlfriend, Montana Riley, told the court how she desperately tried to stop the stabbing as Gardner continually tried to stab Mr Dougan.

She said: ‘He came out of nowhere and leapt over his sister to get to Fico. He was just stabbing Fico constantly. I tried to get between them and stop him.

‘He looked like he was trying to stab his face so I had my hands over his face and his heart.

‘I was trying to talk to Fico and to see if he was breathing but he wasn’t responding. His eyes had rolled back.’

Miss Riley told detectives the teenager had been listening to music on his mobile phone in the hours before the attack.

She told them: ‘He said, “When I listen to depressing songs I feel depressed, when I listen to love songs I feel sexually frustrated, and when I listen to rap music I want to stab up someone’s face'.

'He started clenching his fist. I thought it was weird but you don’t think he actually would. He did not look serious.’

Mr Dougan, a business management student at John Ruskin College in Croydon, died the 14cm-deep wound, which pierced his heart.

Gardner was arrested on the day of the murder, and made no comment in interview.  He has previously been convicted of sexual assault, robbery, grievous bodily harm, violent disorder and theft. The sexual assault conviction came when he was just 12 years old.

In the wake of the conviction, Mr Dougan's mother Sandra Opoku issued a statement on behalf of the family, describing the loss of their 'wonderful, beautiful son'.

Ms Opoku said the loss 'has been heartbreaking and very, very distressful for all of us.'

She said: 'The initial shock of it all has now given way to the reality that Fico has been killed by someone he did not offend and had no chance to defend himself. We are living with numbed emotions because we are struggling to be strong for each other and suppress the pain and sense of injustice.

Detective Inspector John Finch, of Homicide and Major Crime Command, described the killer as 'calculating'.

He said: 'Fico was a talented young man with a bright future a head of him. He was from a close family who have understandably been left completely devastated by his death.

'Gardner's attack on him was unprovoked and he stood no chance of defending himself. I am pleased that the jury have convicted Gardner of murder today.

'His actions following the murder were calculated - he disposed of the weapon and set about trying to destroy evidence. I would like to thank Fico's family and friends, who have all acted with great strength and dignity throughout what has undoubtedly been an extremely difficult time.

'Whilst today's conviction will in no way alleviate their grief, I hope it goes some small way towards bringing them some comfort.'


BBC Misrepresented Me Over UKIP Article, Says Peter Hitchens

The BBC has apologised to journalist and author Peter Hitchens after misrepresenting an article he wrote about UKIP. The apology comes after Breitbart London yesterday reported Mr Hitchens' anger at his treatment by the BBC's 'News Briefing' programme, which was aired on Radio 4 at 5am on Sunday.

Peter Hitchens writes that the BBC told him: "We acknowledge that the quote used in the paper review did not accurately reflect the full nature of your article. We apologise, and would like to assure you that your concerns were raised with the relevant editorial staff at BBC News."

However, they have still not commented on why they only chose to quote articles seemingly hostile to UKIP, and have not said whether this breached impartiality rules.

Hitchens writes:

    "Obviously, this can only be the start. The clear and swift admission of fault by the BBC only strengthens my desire to pursue the matter, since the action has much wider significance than my annoyance at being misrepresented.

    "How did this happen? How was it a) done and b) approved for transmission?

    "What about the context? Why were the articles selected for the press review all hostile to UKIP (except mine, which was made to seem so)?

    "And what about the breach of due impartiality, enjoined on the BBC in its Charter and especially important in the days immediately before an election?

    "I have submitted a further complaint, pointing out that these matters have not been dealt with. I will let readers know what happens."


'Islamic Jew-hatred' ads appear on Washington buses

Washington: Bus ads linking "Islamic Jew-hatred" with Adolf Hitler are out on the streets of Washington, and the US capital's transit authority says it is legally powerless to ban them.

The elongated broadsides on 20 Metro buses feature a photo of the Nazi German dictator in conversation with "his staunch ally" Haj Amin al-Husseini, grand mufti of Jerusalem during World War II.

"Islamic Jew-hatred: It's in the Quran. Two-thirds of all US aid goes to Islamic countries. Stop racism. End all aid to Islamic countries," the ad states, over a fine-print disclaimer from the Metro transit authority.

The ads, which are to run until mid-June, were placed by the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), which aims to "raise awareness of the depredations of Islamic supremacism", according to its website.

It hopes the campaign will raise $US20,000 ($A21,639) by Friday via an online crowd-funding campaign that, as of Tuesday, had yielded about $US7,500.

"We're not able to refuse ads on the basis of content," a spokeswoman for Metro told AFP, citing a 2012 court case that allowed another AFDI bus ad on the grounds that it was free speech.

On its website, AFDI co-founder Pamela Geller called the campaign a direct response to like-sized Washington bus ads placed in April by American Muslims for Palestine which read: "Stop US aid to Israel's occupation."

As Muslim leader in then British-ruled Palestine, Husseini sought Hitler's support for an Arab and Muslim homeland that would be free of Jews.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said that such "inflammatory" ads were clearly intended "to promote hatred of Islam and Muslims".

He told AFP that CAIR is developing on its own bus ads "to promote mutual understanding as a response to Geller's hate ad". In the meantime, he added, it's giving away free Korans


Graduation, Celebration and the Obfuscation Generation

Mike Adams

It’s no secret that university graduates are becoming more intellectually lazy with each passing year. It is also undeniable that they are becoming more arrogant, in spite of the fact that they are less capable of forming solid opinions and defending them with well-reasoned arguments. A letter written to me (by a recent UNC-Wilmington graduate) is illustrative. I've reproduced it below with my usual angry and fearful rhetoric interspersed at appropriate intervals:

Dear Dr. Adams: I was perhaps struck most by the tone of your rhetoric, which was both angry and fearful. (By way of background information, this newly-minted graduate is responding to my column "Purple, Lavender, White and Colored," which was recently published on Townhall).

The opening line of her response is typical of today's college graduate in at least two specific ways. First, there is the tendency to respond to the tone rather than the substance of an argument. Second, there is the tendency to project motives of anger and fear onto others simply because they hold a different opinion. Gone are the days when we evaluated arguments. Today we evaluate emotions. This is particularly the case when sexual orientation is either directly or tangentially related to the topic at hand.

I would like to respond to some of your charges against this ceremony; particularly your claim that it consisted of a “separate graduation” for LGBTQIA students, and also your complaint that it segregates queer and non-queer students. The event was not a graduation at all (a fact that I am hoping you overlooked, rather than intentionally misrepresented). It was a “celebration,” which was detailed in the email you so roundly mocked. Students in attendance received a lavender or purple cord to wear on their graduation day, but did not actually graduate until their respective official dates.

Well that certainly clarifies everything. A graduation is a ceremony where they give you a degree. This is to be distinguished from a celebration where they give you a cord to wear when you get your degree.

This may make things clearer but it also makes them much weirder. The idea that UNCW gives students a chord to wear to graduation (in order to signify that they enjoy sex in non-traditional ways) is just creepy. I wish I had known this before I ran my column. It would have been even funnier. (In other words, it would have been an even angrier and more fearful column).

As to the second concern you raise, I can tell you the ceremony did not exclude any student based on their {sic} heterosexuality. I identify as straight and yet I was still invited, and received a lavender cord which I wore with pride at my graduation ceremony as I received my Master’s Degree in English Literature. I may not be gay, but my cord signifies my support of my fellow transgender, gay, and queer students.

So, let me get this straight, no pun intended (okay, pun intended). If you do not get to wear a gold cord, signifying high grades, you can get a lavender cord to signify that you approve of the way the people wearing purple cords like to have sex. And this is a source of "pride." I always thought getting good grades and earning the gold cord was a legitimate source of pride. But I just can't understand how approving of certain sexual behaviors is an accomplishment that justifies a feeling of "pride." Could it be that these young Leftists think that their political and social opinions are marks of intellectual distinction?

Much of the content you create is intentionally inflammatory, designed to incite outrage against minority campus groups (I notice you didn’t raise objections against the annual Men’s Leadership Summit for excluding women in its subject matter).

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that every idea is an incitement. In other words, most ideas potentially anger someone regardless of their intent. Much of my content is intended to make people laugh. The fact that some readers become angry isn't my fault. It's a character deficiency on their behalf. It is also a sign of intellectual deficiency. When they say "hate speech" what they really mean is that they hate my speech. The reason they hate it is that it reveals their own sanctimonious hypocrisy.

In fairness, I must concede that my critic is correct about one thing. I did not criticize the Men's Leadership Summit. That's because I've never heard of it. All the university emails I get concern events for women, blacks, Hispanics, and gays. The university only advertises certain segregated events. To repeat, this was the thesis of the column: Certain forms of segregation are approved by the university and others are not. In other words, some animals are more equal than others.

I encourage you to examine our campus for the ways in which inclusivity and diversity are important by talking with students who have benefited from these programs. I do not believe circumstances are as dire as you portray them to be, Dr. Adams. In fact, I think they are better than ever.

I noticed that the LGBTQIA Office sponsored a film that promoted partial birth abortion. I'd like to talk to some of the children who benefited from that kind of diversity and inclusivity but unfortunately I can't. Dismembered babies cannot talk. And they’ll never become students.

Furthermore, if things are better than ever then why are the taxpayers being forced to pay for segregated safe zones for homosexuals? I just wish these gay activists would make a woman's womb a safe zone by calling for a cease fire in their war against the unborn.

I understand this letter will be unlikely to change your mind about LGBTQIA or black student resources on campus, as you and I value fundamentally different objectives for UNCW. However, I hope I have effectively addressed the concerns you raised about Lavender Graduation and its purpose on our campus.

And there you have it. This college graduate who took the time to write me a letter and slip it under my office door has completely wasted my time. She began by chastising me for referring to a "celebration" as a "graduation." She ends it by referring to the very same "celebration" as a "graduation." So I guess it really was a graduation after all (a fact that I am hoping she overlooked, rather than intentionally misrepresented).

To the casual observer, celebrating the way people have sex is strange. Conferring credentials upon those who approve of their lifestyles is even stranger. In a few short years it will all seem normal. That’s why I’m writing about it now.



Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the  incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.

American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of  other countries.  The only real difference, however, is how much power they have.  In America, their power is limited by democracy.  To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already  very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges.  They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did:  None.  So look to the colleges to see  what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way.  It would be a dictatorship.

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