WilliB's past comments

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    WilliB

    Madverts:

    " Surely for someone spending so much time posting negatively about Islam you will have formulated your own idea of how to deal with the growing problem? "

    I don´t hate anybody. I am pointing out (and correctly so) the problems with a certain ideology. It you and other apologists who constantly try to change the issue from "islam" to "all muslims".

    You might want to read Al Sisi`s recent speech at Cairo University. Are you also saying that the president of Egypt hates all muslims?

    Posted in: Dozens dead as al-Qaida militants in Syria seize rebel base

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    WilliB

    JapanGal:

    " Showing the innocent looking picture of this young wanna b thug is like showing a trevor martin 5th grade picture. Let's look at reality here. The kid joined a gang. He was not so innocent even though he claimed to not want to shop lift. "

    That comment is so not fair. Unlike the Trevor Martin pictures, the photos of this kid were recent and not misleader. He really was a kid, he had just finished elementary school. And the photo with the black eye was only 1 month old. And while he had "joined" the gang, we know now that he was trying to get to school, but they did not let him. Did miss the TV reports showing the messages he sent to his class mates?

    He was in a tough spot, from which he could not extricate himself. If you think it is easy for a kid to dis-entangle himself from a group like this, you are unrealistic.

    Posted in: Police arrest 3 youths over murder of Kawasaki boy

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    WilliB

    Another black eye for America. The idea of arming and aiding Jihadists to fight Jihadists is so completely ludicrious, it takes American politicians to concoct. And they still cling to it!

    NB: A big thank you for the latest cache of shiny new US weapons from Al Nusra and ISIS. God is great!

    Posted in: Dozens dead as al-Qaida militants in Syria seize rebel base

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    WilliB

    itsrocknroll

    " It's a vicious combination of austerity and a mathematically insurmountable budget deficit, inflexible and stagnant economic climate. I genuinely feel for the people of Greece predicament. "

    The big elephant in the room is the Euro system. Being stuck with an alien currency means that the Greek government does not have the flexibility it needs to control its own money. In effect it is a system that has disadvantages of a gold standard but none the advantages.

    So if Greece does not ask for a bailout, it will have to declare national bankruptcy, and then either beg for new loans of FINALLY wake up and go back to the Drachma. I hope sanity prevails and they do the latter.

    It is not as if any of this should be a surprise. The current problems in the Eurozone were predicted EXACTLY by the Euro critics already before the Euro was introduced. Now, they simply proven right.

    Posted in: Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says

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    WilliB

    yubaru:

    " Society, school, maybe his family and friends too failed him as well. "

    There wasn´t much family. Dad was divorced and gone, mom was working night shits to make a living. The kid was on his own. The school, yes, they should have gotten more involved. Sadly, they usually do not in Japan. Remember the countless stories where teachers sat on their butt doing knowing while fully aware that bullying was going on? And in this case, the bullying was from an outside group, so even harder for the school to so something.

    Posted in: Gang leader killed boy, say 2 other suspects

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    WilliB

    " This week it abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians in the region of Tel Tamr, about 100 km west of Tel Hamis, according to the Observatory. Their fate remains unclear. "

    There is nothing unclear about their fate. The men will be killed, the women take as wifes or sex slaves by the ISIS men, and children are force-converted. All as described in the Haddiths.

    Posted in: Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

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    WilliB

    Now the rats are biting each other. Fact is, they are all guilty.

    Posted in: Gang leader killed boy, say 2 other suspects

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    WilliB

    Disillusioned:

    " This is kind of off topic, but one of the British newspapers is calling this an IS inspired murder and that the offenders may have been influenced by the recent beheadings of the two Japanese hostages. "

    The UK media just wants to sell copy. There is nothing "IS inspired" here; these thugs probably don´t even know what IS is.

    Posted in: Gang leader killed boy, say 2 other suspects

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    WilliB

    " World-class toilet seats are not what Chinese manufacturers aspire to make. "

    I bet. Let them stick to third-world-class toilets.

    Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories

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    WilliB

    Good for the Kurds, and I am cheering them on, but the Kurds can and will only go so far. They will (and should) liberate the basic Kurdish areas, but they have no chance and no intention of advancing into the Sunni triangle across Syria and Iraq, which is the the base for ISIS We should not deceive ourselves: The ONLY way to deal with ISIS is to take the pressure off Assad and let him deal with them in Syria. And in Iraq to finally allow to the Sunni areas to split off and form their own Sunni provice.

    Posted in: Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

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    WilliB

    Why does it shock them? What did they expect, a 7.headed monsters? Finding out that Jihadi Mohammed was a well-behaved, well-liked, educated boy from a middle class background is EXACTLY what anybody who has followed up on previous Jihadis should expect. Still, the politicians will keep trying to tell us that Jihadism is product of poverty and discrimination. How long will people keep drinking this cool-aid?

    Posted in: Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

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    WilliB

    Xixilarz:

    " don't the heck tell me juvenile law will stop these 3 no-good-bums from getting the punishment they surely deserve?? "

    Alas, it will. We have seen this so many times before.

    Posted in: Police arrest 3 youths over murder of Kawasaki boy

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    WilliB

    TV says they found the thugs. Now wait for the usual result: slap on the wrist, because they are "youth".

    Posted in: Kawasaki boy told friend on Line he might get killed

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    WilliB

    He needs a jury of his peers..... a jury of young, radical, Chechen jihadists. Apparently that is what the lawyer is asking for.

    Posted in: Boston bombing suspect's lawyer: Not enough minorities in jury pool

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    WilliB

    Typical jihadist profile: wealthy family, educated, well-spoken, friendly. Only little problem that he went to Salafi mosques. But still Obama et al and media will keep telling us that islamic radicalism is a problem of...... poverty.

    Posted in: IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media

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    WilliB

    Good luck with that can of worms, "Osaka body".

    Posted in: Osaka body to decide what is or isn't hate speech

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    WilliB

    Ha! A call for Hatsumis Bujinkan gaijin ninjas in Noda. Will they answer?

    Posted in: Company in Japan hiring for position of Ninja Master

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    WilliB

    Madverts:

    " Of course "the majority" matters. What a strange thing to say. "

    No, the "majority" matters NOT, when you talk about the danger of an ideology.

    To point out the obvious: The majority of Communist party members in China are just ordinary citizens, no red guards. Does that make Communism harmless? The majority of Communist party members in North Korea are just ordinary citizens, not concentration camp guards. Does that make the Kim regime harmless? The majority of Nazi party members in Germany were just ordinary citizens, not Stasi member. Does that make Nazism harmless? I could go on. The "majority" of anything are always just simple followers. It is ALWAYS the radicals that represent the danger of any ideology.

    This excuse of hiding behind the numbers is really getting old. Besides, when you talk about islam, keep in mind the apostesy laws: It is impossible to leave islam. As we speak, Saudi Arabia is going to behead a citizen who declared he wanted to do that. So you are not talking about voluntary members, but forced members.

    Posted in: Islamic State abducts at least 90 Christians in Syria

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    WilliB

    On TV they are showing messages he sent from his cellphone. He wanted to go to school, but his new "friends" did not let him. And his parents didn´t care about that, or about the black eyes and cuts in his face he came home with. So sad.

    Posted in: Kawasaki boy told friend on Line he might get killed

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    WilliB

    turbosats:

    " I am reading 'Understanding Arabs' right now, it is pretty good, not quite dated (2nd edition - 1996). It also mentions what WilliB did, to get a copy of the Koran ordered chronologically instead of standard ordering, which is mostly by length "

    It is actually interesting to notice how different the Meccan verses are from Medinan verses. The Meccan verses are mainly poetic and tolerant (Mohammed was a hapless poet in Mecca), and the Medinan verses are rapidly moving from aggressive to rabidly violent (Mohammed became a successful caravan raider and ultimately ruler and dictator).

    In effect, the Koran has an old and a new testament.... with the notable difference that in Islamic doctrine the later (aggressive) verses abrogate the earlier (tolerant) ones.

    If muslim cleric removed the Medienan verses and read only the Mekkan ones, we would not have this problem with radical islam and ISIS. But very few are calling for that, and they quickly receive death threats.

    Meanwhile, Obama is assuring us that that islam is un-islamic...

    Posted in: Obama says Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

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