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If I Hear The Word ‘Condemn’ One More Time….

Posted in Al Quada, America, Britain, European Union, Islamic Revolution, Muslim, News, Nigeria, Security Council, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 01/02/2015 by floroy1942
Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa

Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa

I don’t know about you, but I am sick of hearing politicians world-wide ‘condemn’ acts of terrorism but doing nothing to stop them. Now after the tragic murder of the Japanese reporters  Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State (IS), once again they are trotting along to the nearest microphone to ‘condemn’ this latest atrocity. Despite the disturbing reason for this, it is almost becoming a game in modern politics to see who will win the race to the microphone.

I.S. Leader - Does He Look Impressed That  Politicians Condemn His Actions?

I.S. Leader – Does He Look Impressed That Politicians Condemn His Actions?

Do these idiots really imagine that religious fanatics like I.S., Boko Haram, al Quada and all the rest of these killers are the slightest bit interested that they ‘condemn’ their acts of barbarism? For more than a decade the world has had to put up with terrorist groups killing innocent people in this Muslim ‘Holy War’ and still no-one has had the guts to stand up and say: Enough is enough!

Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram Leader - He Doesn't Look Impressed Either!

Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram Leader – He Doesn’t Look Impressed Either!

After all the excesses of Boko Haram in Africa at least now the African Union is talking about coming together to do something positive about this group by forming a multi-national fighting force to go in and destroy them. I await the results.

The sad thing is, this should have happened when the true colours of this group became known. The same can be said for others like I.S., al Quada and the Taliban.

I believe part of the trouble is that people and governments all across the world have become so hardened to terrorism after all these years, that so long as it happens to other people in another country it is nothing more than a news item.  It is however a lot different when it happens in your own country as we saw in Paris a couple of weeks ago.

Victims Of The Baga Attack

Victims Of The Baga Attack

But did anyone in Paris and across the world think for a moment about the 2,000 Nigerians killed in the town of Baga in a senseless slaughter by Boko Haram during the same period. Not One! All eyes were on Paris because that one hit home.

Many nations across the world have suffered at the hands of these religious fanatics who seem to think that Islam will rule the world and are determined to do whatever is necessary to achieve this goal. The sheer barbarism of these people has been highlighted often enough during the public displays of I.S. when they beheaded people on world-wide television.

I have to ask (yet again) how long does the world plan to stand by and put up with these atrocities before someone decides that we must do something positive to stop this senseless bloodshed?

In previous posts I have asked why the United Nations is not taking action to stop this outrage. Is it not time these politicians got off their fat backsides and did something positive for world peace?

The Aims Of The United Nations - Some Joke!

The Aims Of The United Nations – Some Joke!

 I am sure that if just one man had the balls to stand before the council and ask for volunteers from all nations to come together and strike at these people there would be volunteers enough.

There are some 27 countries world-wide that have, or are suffering attacks by Muslim extremists, and there have been 48 major terror attacks across the world from New York to the Philippines in the last twenty years.

The Spread Of Terrorism

The Spread Of Terrorism

Instead Of Parading Let Them Do Something Useful

Instead Of Parading Let Them Do Something Useful

Its not enough to say “Oh, it’s an Arab problem” and leave it at that, because now even Middle East countries are beginning to feel threatened by these terrorists. The I.S. leader has already been quoted as saying that attacks should begin in Saudi Arabia.

There will come a time when the whole Middle East will be embroiled in civil war if these people are allowed to continue. I am sure everyone will realize the grave danger of such a thing happening.

If You Are Not Going To Use Them For The Benefit Of The World Why Have Them?

If You Are Not Going To Use Them For The Benefit Of The World Why Have Them?

There can be little doubt that terrorism has become a world problem, and as such it must be dealt with by a coming together of military forces from all countries to defeat it before it gets any further. To continue ignoring the threat will only result in chaos, death and eventual subjugation of the people, for it is clear that groups such as I.S., Boko Haram etc. will not be satisfied once they achieve their goal of forming a Muslim state under their control, but will wish to spread outwards.

Rest assured that all countries ignore this threat at their peril, for it will not stop until all terrorist groups have been annihilated.

Roy.

Why Would I Distrust Muslims Baroness Warsi?

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, America, Britain, Christianity, Europe, Immigrants, News, Nigeria, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 27/01/2015 by floroy1942
Baroness Warsi - A Misguided Woman

Baroness Warsi – A Misguided Woman

Baroness Warsi, a Muslim who quit her post in David  Cameron’s government last year, has claimed that the Muslim population in Britain are not trusted by the British population. She claims there is a government tendency to view them with suspicion, coupled with a lack of trust. She has strongly criticised a policy of ‘non-engagement’ with the 3 million strong Muslim community.

Ed Pickles

Ed Pickles

She complained about a letter sent by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to all Muslim mosques across England earlier this month, urging Muslim leaders to do more to root out extremism and prevent young people becoming radicalized in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Many Muslims claimed the letter was  “patronising and factually incorrect”, and gave the idea that Muslims and Islam are inherently apart from British society.

East London Mosque

East London Mosque

Baroness Warsi complained there had been almost six years of non-engagement, both by the previous Labour Government and now the coalition. She said, “The reaction to the Pickles letter underlines what I consistently argued for in government – that it was important for us to engage with a broad range of groups and individuals who purported to speak for the British Muslim community, while accepting that, inevitably, some didn’t do it very well. It’s no surprise there is a trust deficit, a questioning of motive to a letter sent with the best of intentions. For too many, the hand of friendship felt like an admonitory finger that was once again pointing at Britain’s Muslims.”

Now I wonder where she got that idea from? I just hope she can answer the following questions for me:

1. Who was it that bombed the World Trade Centre on 9th of November 2001?

2. Who was it that bombed Madrid on March 11th 2004?

3. Who was it that bombed London on June 7th 2005?

4. Who was it that murdered Lee Rigby on the streets of London on 22nd May 2013?

5. Who was it that beheaded several hostages and broadcast it world wide?

6. Who was it that murdered 17 people in Paris on 7th January 2015?

7. Who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims over the last ten years?

8. Who is responsible for sending hundreds of innocent Muslim teenagers to Syria and Iraq to fight for the Islamic State terrorists?

If you can answer these questions Baroness, I will agree with you.

Given the questions I have put above is it any wonder there is distrust of Muslims in not only our country, but all across Europe and the United States?

Thankfully Not Typical

Thankfully Not Typical

Is it any wonder that the British people distrust Muslims in our country when so many refuse to integrate, learn the language, respect our traditions and culture, and become proper British citizens? Why are there so many imams in mosques who preach nothing but hatred for the people of their adopted country? Why do we not see good Muslims standing up and condemning the activities of these hate mongers?

Typical Muslim Demonstration

Typical Muslim Demonstration

Daily we see on our streets the Muslim mobs with placards proclaiming that ‘Islam Will Rule the World’ or ‘Death to the Infidel’! Would you trust or engage with such people? We have had Muslims hurling insults at the funerals of our soldiers who have fallen in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban and al Quada to give the Afghan people freedom.

Integrated Muslims

Integrated Muslims

I am well aware that many Muslims who live in Britain have to a certain extent become respected parts of the community, but how on earth can anyone trust those who come to our country as immigrants and refugees, and try to undermine the British way of life. There are those who wish to destroy everything that Britain stands for, and values that have stood the test of time for a more than a thousand years.

Message From Muslim Imams

Message From Muslim Imams

All across the world Muslim terrorist groups are killing people indiscriminately, like Boko Haram who ten days ago slaughtered 2,000 Nigerians just for the hell of it! In India, Pakistan Malaysia, Thailand and many other Far Eastern countries, Muslims are attacking and killing Christian people just because they are not Muslim. It will take an international effort to wipe out these terrorist groups one by one until there are none left. Then maybe the world can get back to living in peace.

It seems to me Baroness that you are asking the wrong people this question, you should be asking your own people why they do not wish to become a thoroughly integrated part of British society!

Roy.

Forget Africa! Paris Is More Important?

Posted in Al Quada, America, Britain, European Union, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, News, Nigeria, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 11/01/2015 by floroy1942

The recent events in Paris have hit the headlines world-wide and caused mass outrage, but compared to what happened in Africa during the last few days, that event is minuscule.

Thousands Gather In Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo

Thousands Gather In Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo

In Paris seventeen people were killed during the terrorist action and that is terrible, but what if I tell you that an estimated 2,000 died in a Boko Haram atrocity in Nigeria last week.

The most shocking thing about the Nigerian incident is that it never hit the headlines, or even got mentioned in the press as all eyes turned to Paris, but there again, it was in Africa and it seems few people care what happens there! As tens of thousands of people gather for today’s Paris march, I’ll bet none of them even know about the massive loss of life in Nigeria.

Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

I do not mean to belittle what happened in Paris for it was without doubt an outrage against good people, but we prefer to concentrate on the killing of a mere 17 people in Paris and do nothing about the thousands who died in Nigeria from this single terrorist attack. But there again, it’s only Africa!

The most horrifying part about the whole episode, is that the majority of victims were women, children and old people who could do nothing to defend themselves.

Murdered By Boko Haram

2,000 Murdered Indiscriminately By Boko Haram

It began on January 3rd when Boko Haram attacked and took over a military base in the north-east of Nigeria. From there they headed for the town of Baga and continued on into all the surrounding villages shooting indiscriminately as they went. The people ran in terror into the bush but were followed by the Boko Haram fighters. The entire area is littered with corpses and the definitive death toll will not be known for some time.

“The human carnage perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists in Baga was enormous,” Muhammad Abba Gava, a spokesman for the poorly armed civilians of a defence group that fights Boko Haram. He added,  “No one could attend to the corpses and even the seriously injured ones who may have died by now.”

According to Amnesty International, reports from the town estimated that as many as 2,000 people were killed in this single attack. Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International said, “This marks a disturbing and bloody escalation of Boko Haram’s ongoing onslaught,”

download (1)It is said that around 10,000 people were killed by the insurgents last year and this latest action is an indication that just as many, if not more, could be part of the body count by the end of 2015.

The really sad thing about this is that the Nigerian government seem completely unable to take the fight to the insurgents who rampage far and wide as they please. The Nigerian Army complains they do not have enough weapons or even ammunition to take on the terrorists, and are therefore all but powerless to stop them. It is clear the Nigerian Government does not have either the will or the means to stop them either.

These Islamic terrorists are on a killing spree, and not only is no-one doing anything to stop them, but there is no condemnation from other Muslims as we have witnessed for the attack in Paris.

Muslim Leaders Condemn Paris Attack

Muslim Leaders Condemn Paris Attack

Considering the number of Arab countries, institutions and people who have roundly condemned the high-profile Paris attack, nothing has been said by these same people against groups like Boko Haram committing genocide. Rather strange don’t you think!

Currently, Africa has the Ebola crisis and this merciless terror group, but the countries of the world are taking little or no notice of either. After all, it’s only Africa!

Ebola Crisis

Ebola Crisis

It is true that some concerned nations are helping with the Ebola crisis but there is no unilateral action in which all countries participate to relieve the suffering of the these people. There has certainly been no assistance in Nigeria to battle the terror of Boko Haram! So the people continue to die, but let’s face it, it’s only Africa.

As I have said before, and will continue to say, it is time for the United Nations to get off its fat backside and offer help to Africa in ridding it of the Ebola plague and groups like Boko Haram. An international effort sponsored by the U.N. could have ended the Ebola outbreak months ago but still volunteers from a few nations are struggling to cope. As for the insurgents, all voices have been silent on that score.

United Nations Fighting Force

United Nations Fighting Force

What is wrong with the U.N. getting together an international force to go into Nigeria and wipe out these terrorists once and for all? Don’t bother arresting and putting them on trial, just kill them all where they stand until there is not one of them left.

A united world front against these terrorists would send a strong message to the likes of al Quada and Islamic State that we, the people of the world, will not stand for their terror tactics.

If such a thing happened in Europe, the United States, or any other western nation there would be an immediate military response, but no, here it’s not necessary because its only Africa, and that’s very sad.

Roy.

Ebola – Is The World Doing Enough?

Posted in America, Environment, Health, Nature, News, Nigeria, Politics, UK, United Nations, USA with tags , , , , on 03/10/2014 by floroy1942

It amazes me that we have a sickness that could destroy most of mankind on this planet if it got out of control, and on a global basis few people seem interested. There is no cure, and it is highly infectious as we have seen from the events of the past few weeks. And yet, despite this chilling fact, very few people seem to be taking the situation seriously.

Ebola Outbreak

Ebola Outbreak

Until recently all the cases were to be found in three West African countries, namely Sierra Leon, Liberia and Guinea and I guess because they are so far away, and in Africa, no-one seems alarmed. However, now a case has been diagnosed in the United States and suddenly people are taking notice. What most people do not realize is that it takes one person to start an epidemic in any country on the planet. This is what we could have seen in the States.

Thomas Eric Duncan, A Liberian National Visiting Family In Texas

Thomas Eric Duncan, A Liberian National Visiting Family In Texas

I know, we have not reached that stage yet thank goodness, but it could happen. One person, Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national was diagnosed with Ebola over a week after arriving in the country. The incubation period for this disease is estimated at two to twenty-one days and once it manifests itself becomes highly contagious through bodily fluids.

The Texas authorities dealing with the case are trying to trace anyone who had contact with Mr. Duncan during his time there, and have so far identified 12 to 18. How many other people has he had contact with in that time?

Texas-Presbyterian Hospital

Texas-Presbyterian Hospital

What is dangerous about this case is that he visited the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on 25 September for a “low-grade fever and stomach pains” but was sent home again. The reason being, they did not recognize it for what it was, despite him saying he came from Liberia. Now the full scale of the problem has been made known it multiplies exponentially. Such diseases are a roller-coaster ride in that an infected person could conceivably infect someone, or several people, who then passes it on to more, who then pass it on to more. And so it goes Ad Infinitum. Before you know it you have a full-blown plague on your hands. OK, you can say that we are a bit more ‘savvy’ in our approach to such things than decades ago, but it is still a risk.

Ashoka Mukpo

Ashoka Mukpo

Now yet another man, a freelance news cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo has been flown to the States for treatment from Liberia. He had been hired by NBC News’ chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and now the whole team are being quarantined in the USA.

When bodily fluids are the carrier, meaning sweat, blood and saliva, it is very easy for the disease to be transmitted on to someone else by for example, a handshake, a cup or beer glass, plus a hundred other things.

I am glad to say we have not reached the epidemic stage yet and I hope we do not, for you can be sure in America such an occurrence will be treated quickly and efficiently. But what if it was somewhere like India, Azerbaijan, or Mexico where the systems are not so efficient. Food for thought!

The People Who Should Be Controlling The Effort

The People Who Should Be Controlling The Effort

The one thing that surprises me is that the World Health Organization (WHO) has not taken more of a lead in this outbreak. They have relied on western countries to offer help to the people battling this outbreak in Africa instead of calling for international help from across the globe. But there again, it is a U.N. organization and they are probably still discussing what to do.

Reaction to the whole episode has been disgracefully slow by everyone, and in the meantime, more people are being infected and more are dying without proper help in Africa. There has been no coordinated response to the problem and that heightens the risk of a traveller from one of these three countries starting an epidemic somewhere. Once you have thousands of victims spread across many countries it will be almost impossible to control.

Liberian Village Life

Liberian Village Life

I am glad that western nations are stepping in to help these poor people, but to be honest, it is too little. Most of the infected areas are small villages where people are not educated and move around as and when they will. There have been many cases where the villagers just do not believe it when they are told by officials that they are in danger. There have been cases where officials have been beaten and even killed whilst trying organize these people to stop the spread of Ebola. They are simple folk with no understanding of such things.

This I believe is yet another reason why the WHO should be taking the lead on this epidemic by providing not only the medical expertise for the victims, but also in organizing the people so it does not spread any further.

Clearing The Bodies

Clearing The Bodies

Already there have been deaths in villages due to Ebola, but the local people do not know what caused the death and have taken no precautions against being infected. They just do not believe that they are in the middle of a plague area. The death toll is rising steadily with, according the the WHO, a total of 3,338 deaths. Liberia has been hit the hardest with some 1,998 deaths, Guinea with 710, Sierra Leone with 622 and 8 in Nigeria.

I certainly think it is time for a more coordinated effort to be made by the WHO in helping these poor people and ridding the world of this scourge.

Roy.

No More Lollipops For Boko Haram

Posted in Al Quada, America, Britain, Christianity, Islamic Revolution, News, Nigeria, Sharia Law, Terrorists, United Nations with tags , , , , on 23/05/2014 by floroy1942
Abubakar Shekau - Boko Haram Leader

Abubakar Shekau – Boko Haram Leader

It looks like the good days are over for the Nigerian Terrorist group Boko Haram. The next time their leader, Abubakar Shekau, goes to the local bank to withdraw some cash for his men he will be disappointed. He may also have trouble if he places an order with Amazon for a fresh supply of AK 47’s.

Boko Haram hit the headlines after they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last month, and this huge blow came from the world’s highest international body, i.e. the United Nations, who have slapped sanctions on the group for its association with al Quada.

Nigeria's Kidnapped Girls

Nigeria’s Kidnapped Girls

Now, if you are cynical of such a move as I am you will wonder how this will affect the terrorist group. The sanctions are an arms embargo and asset freeze, so I guess all this just goes to show how absurd the United Nations can be in times of crisis. It took five weeks after the kidnapping of the the Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram for them to do anything about it.

Samantha Powers - United States UN Representative

Samantha Powers – United States UN Representative

Samantha Powers, the United States UN Envoy stated: “Today, the Security Council took an important step in support of the government of Nigeria’s efforts to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities.” Wow! Well in that case Boko Haram’s days must certainly be numbered (I don’t think!).

Burnt Out School

Burnt Out School

I for one would like to know what effect these sanctions are likely to have on a terrorist group that hides in the jungles of Africa. It’s not as if they drop by the local weapons shop to buy new guns, or make regular trips to the bank for cash now is it? All weapons come from illegal arms sellers, and what makes people think their bank account is labelled ‘Boko Haram’? These are the kind of people who raid a town or village and take what they need, and all the embargo’s in the world are not going to affect them much. The only thing that may be upsetting is they will no longer be able to buy lollipops for the schoolgirl hostages in the local village.

According to envoy Powers, “The sanctions designation would help close off important avenues of funding, travel and weapons to the group.” It is interesting to note that analysts have said it is difficult to say what practical effect the move will have. Well in my analysis, I would say none.

A Less Gruesome Atrocity By Boko Haram.

A Less Gruesome Atrocity By Boko Haram.

I certainly do not expect Boko Haram to walk out of the bush in a week or two with their hands held high as they surrender to Nigerian troops because they are stricken by the sanctions.

The group have been responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in Nigeria since 2009 in their efforts to turn the country into a Muslim State complete with Sharia Law, even though by far the greater majority of Nigerians are Christian. Most of their attacks have been in the Muslim northwest of the country, although many have been made in central Nigeria.

Oil Production In Nigeria

Oil Production In Nigeria

Part of the problem is that the country is one of the richest in Africa because of its oil production, but sadly, little of that wealth has trickled down to the people outside the southwest oil-producing areas. There can be no doubt that President Goodluck Jonathan and his government are largely responsible for this fact as he has not made sure the wealth has been spread across the country to improve the lives of all the country’s inhabitants.

Where people in the oil rich areas are living the high-life, the great majority of the population still live in squalor and that is unacceptable by anyone’s standards. But this does not detract from the fact that Boko Haram is trying to turn the country into an Islamic State.

Nigerian President

Nigerian President

Since the abduction of the 200 plus schoolgirls, the group have remained firmly in the world headlines as people wait to see what steps will be taken to get them back. In my view, the efforts of the Nigerian Army have been far from satisfactory, but there again, they lack good leadership and a proper plan of action. President Goodluck Jonathan appears to be ‘sitting on the fence’ and incapable of taking any positive action on this problem.

Despite the idiotic approach of the UN with its useless sanctions, which I believe is nothing more than a political move to stave off criticism of their failure to do anything positive. The answer must be, ‘boots on the ground‘ to coin an American phrase.

Boots On The Ground - The Only Way!

Boots On The Ground – The Only Way!

The only way to stamp out this terror group is to have a large international force sweep the area and kill every terrorist they come across. It will be imperative to have the cooperation of surrounding countries like Niger, Chad and Cameroon to make sure they cannot escape over the border to another country like the Taliban do in Pakistan. With one large-scale multinational military action we can rid the world of this group.

Until now the countries of the world have been no more than nibbling at the edges of this type of problem and it is not going away. The Joint American and British actions in Afghanistan are ample evidence of this, for after all these years the Taliban is still as strong as ever.

Insurgents In Africa

Insurgents In Africa

Decisive multinational action in every country that houses Muslim terrorists is the only answer. Unless they are roundly beaten, and the Muslim world learns that the free world will not stand for this type of action, the problems will persist forever, for it is clear their one aim is Muslim domination of the world.

May your wife never have to wear a burka!

Roy.

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