Abe says it is his duty to revise constitution; calls for debate



An emboldened Shinzo Abe called Monday for debate on Japan’s pacifist constitution, which he said it was his “duty” to revise after scoring a strong win in weekend elections.

Voters backed the hawkish prime minister, despite a lacklustre economic performance, handing his Liberal Democratic Party and its allies control of more than half of the upper house of parliament.

Analysts say with the support of small nationalist parties, Abe may now have the numbers to push through a change to the constitutional bar on Japanese troops waging war.

“We have always set a goal of revising the constitution…that is my duty as president,” Abe said.

“But the party does not have more than two-thirds of seats in both chambers by itself, so I don’t expect the draft would pass as is,” he said, referring to the parliament’s lower house as well, and suggesting compromise was needed. “So I hope debate will steadily deepen.”

Japan’s constitution, imposed by occupying United States forces after World War II, prohibits the use of aggression to solve international conflicts.

The provisions are popular in the public at large, but reviled by rightwingers like Abe, who see them as outdated and punitive.

The LDP’s own draft amendment plan calls for keeping the war-renouncing spirit of the constitution, but wants to remove language it sees as infringing on the country’s means to defend itself.

Unofficial results from Sunday’s vote compiled by media show the LDP and its Buddhist-backed allies, Komeito, now occupy more than half—at least 147—of the seats in the upper chamber of parliament.

Full official results are expected Tuesday.

With backing from fringe parties that also favour consitutional change, Abe could now have the two-thirds majority that he needs in both houses to push through amy proposal to amend the country’s basic law.

However, observers point out that corralling support for a revision from its coalition partner Komeito which has traditionally shied away from nationalist posturing could be difficult.

And the proposal would still face a referendum, with pollsters saying the vast majority of the public are wary of any softening of the country’s pacifist stance.

The conservative mass circulation Yomiuri Shimbun daily described the expansion of the pro-amendment bloc as “progress” but expressed caution about prospects for change.

“It is too early for an amendment proposal to be realistic as opinions on specific revision points vary between parties,” it said Monday in an editorial.

Abe had soft-pedalled his constitutional ambitions during the campaign, preferring to stress his management of the economy.

The 61-year-old was swept to power in 2012 on a promise of kickstarting growth after decades of lassitude and underperformance.

But despite massive fiscal stimulus, his Abenomics program has largely failed to deliver, having done little more than weaken the value of the yen—which is now back on the rise.

Voters, meanwhile, appeared to hold out little hope for the dissolute opposition to do a better job, and Abe seems to have benefited from his incumbency and perceived competence.

He also garnered support from the young after Japan’s voting age was lowered from 20 to 18, with Jiji Press exit polling data showing more than half of votes from those 18 and 19 years of age went to the ruling coalition.

Abe said the election result shows that he has popular support for his economic policies.

“I take it as people’s strong confidence in Abenomics and for its acceleration.”

Stocks surged on the election results, with expectations high Abe would unleash yet more stimulus.

© 2016 AFP

New Bill Will Empower Sharia Courts to Try Non-Muslims in Nigeria



The Muslim Brotherhood president is doing his thing.  Source: Nigeria: Church Leaders Warn Lawmakers On Sharia Bill – allAfrica.com

Jalingo — Nigeria’s secularity must be faithfully guarded to ensure stability and progress, senior clergymen warned yesterday.

They pointedly told the House of Representatives not to pass into law the Sharia Bill pending before it.

If passed into law, the bill will empower Sharia Courts to try non-Muslims, including Christians in criminal cases.

They also noted that Christian Religious Studies (CRS) as a subject in school curricula was increasingly being treated with disdain and in some cases expunged amid lopsided federal appointments in favour of moslems.

Rising from the 111th general meeting of the church council in Takum Local Council of Taraba State, the leadership of the Christian Reformed Church-Nigeria (CRC-N), in a communique observed the said bill with dismay, saying it was aimed at igniting religious upheaval in the country.

In a statement signed jointly by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf , HURIWA said the Constitution has clearly provided in section 10 that no particular religion should be elevated to a status of state religion.

The group said the “wordings of the official press statement authorised by the minister convey the impression that this government has tacitly adopted one of the two foreign religions as its administration’s official religion.”

It wondered why the National Assembly embarked on such a “destructive venture,” stressing that if passed into law, “other religious beliefs, including Christianity would be threatened and relegated.”

“Nigeria is a secular state,” the church leaders noted, calling on Nigerians to challenge the bill which “if passed into law, would compel Christians and adherents of other religions to appear and be tried in Sharia Courts, when disputes ensue between them and Muslims.”

The clerics who observed that the “advocates of Sharia had earlier on told the nation that it was strictly a Muslim affair,” said they could not fathom why the National Assembly is on the brink of making it a law for all Nigerians.

The communique also condemned the decision of some of the northern states governments to expunge CRK from their educational curricula: “The Synod condemns in total terms the activities of governments of some northern states who have completely removed CRK from their school curricula and projected Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) as though Nigeria were an Islamic state.”

They affirmed that the recent retirement of top security personnel was only targeted at those Christian faith: “We noted that there is high level of conspiracy to remove Christians from all top security positions in the country,” and that the “aim is to totally frustrate and destroy the Christian faith.”

According to the communiqué: “Most of the Service Chiefs compulsorily retired by Buhari’s government are Christians and predominantly from the South-South and South-East and not from the North, while most of them have been replaced with core Muslims.”

While calling on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to be “resolute and not take sides with government to the detriment of the Christianity,” they added that the Church must as well play its umbrella- role by carrying along everybody irrespective of differences.

HURIWA added: “We are worried that at a time that President Muhammadu Buhari is accused of appointing and allocating almost 80 percent of all the strategic military and paramilitary positions to Hausa/Fulani Moslems from the North and at a time the entire maritime and crude oil sector are dominated by appointees by Buhari from his Northern region, the minister of Interior who recently appointed an entirely Moslem and Northern heads of agencies under the Interior Affairs ministry is conveying this sinister impression that Islam is now the official religion. We condemn this total affront to constitutionalism and we caution this government to thread softly and stop creating an atmosphere of mutual disaffection and distrust which may snowball into a catastrophic national crises of monumental proportions if unchecked. We call on statesmen and women who love Nigeria to call President Muhammadu Buhari to order so he does not lead Nigeria into perdition”.

Obama’s pal Buhari has done nothing to slow the Muslim slaughter of Christians inNigeria…he’s only allowing sharia to grow…as he promised.

It’s Time to Designate Black Lives Matter A Terrorist Organization


At a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally in Dallas yesterday, demonstrators protested the recent shootings of two African American men by white police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana. “Enough is enough!” the marchers shouted while they held signs bearing slogans like: “If all lives matter, why are black ones taken so easily?” Then, as we now know, an assassin opened fire on the law-enforcement officers who were on duty at the rally. Four policemen and one transit officer were killed, and six additional police were wounded.

No analysis of this atrocity would be complete without noting the now-indisputable fact that every word uttered by BLM and its mouthpieces is an unadulterated lie. The entire self-identified purpose of this movement—which is to demand “an immediate end to police brutality and [to] the murder of Black people and all oppressed people”—is rendered utterly fictitious by a single statement of fact: Of all suspects who are killed by police in the US each year, 41.7% are white, 20.3% are Hispanic, and 31.7% are black—even as blacks account for 38.5% of all arrests for violent crimes, which are the types of crimes most likely to trigger a confrontation with police that could result in a fatality.

These numbers do not in any way suggest a lack of restraint by police in their dealings with black suspects. They suggest precisely the opposite. And that’s the dirty little secret. Evidence of systemic racism in police shootings simply doesn’t exist. Anywhere.

The premise underlying BLM’s whole mission is a lie.

And, of course, justice for brutal and unnecessary loss of black life was never the real agenda of BLM anyway. This fact is painfully evidenced by the vast and ever-accumulating body count of black murders committed predominately by other blacks — every incident of which is met with silence by BLM’s race agitators. Rather, BLM was always a hate group animated not by a desire to save lives, but to take them. Its message is one of hate; for white people, for black people who did not follow its radical agenda, and for the entire nation.

Last night the BLM joined the ranks of major terrorist organizations.

A suspect in the attack last night had made it clear to a negotiator that, inspired to anger to anger by the BLM movement, he wanted to kill “white people” and especially “white officers.”

That’s what racism looks like. That’s what terrorism looks like.

What happened in Dallas was inevitable. It was not an isolated incident. Just ask the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, murdered by BLM supporter Ismaaiyl Brinsley over a BLM cause.

The assassination of the two NYPD officers bore a striking resemblance to the Dallas attack. Had the media and their Democratic allies backed away from their unthinking support of BLM, Dallas need not have happened. Instead the media continued pushing its drumbeat of lies.

Yet BLM case after BLM case collapsed. The Freddie Gray hoax, which wrecked a city, proved hollow, just as the Michael Brown case had. And yet every Democrat, from Obama on down, did not waver.

Dallas is the defining line. The targeted murder of five police officers is a clear terror attack.

And the cause was the incitement by BLM and its media and political allies against police officers. BLM and its media propagandists have spent years portraying cops as killers out to exterminate the black community. What happened in Dallas was a direct result of that exterminationist rhetoric.

BLM’s message is that the country and its police officers are out to commit “genocide” against “brown bodies,” that the nation is illegitimate and that police officers are racist killers. Instead of being shunned, this rhetoric was rewarded, as when literary darling Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote that police officers “were not human to me.” For his hate speech, Coates received a MacArthur Genius Grant.

Some agreed with Coates. They saw police officers as less than human and killed them.

We cannot forget the origins of the Dallas attack in such rhetoric or BLM protesters chanting, “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.” If we forget, then the next BLM terrorist attack will be our responsibility.

And while we can respect the rights of even hate groups to operate, we cannot tolerate terrorist organizations. It’s time to shut down BLM before the next shooting happens.

The National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund has recorded a very significant spike in police officer deaths. Last June, Chief Brown responded to the shooting attack at DPD headquarters by saying, “Go to a restaurant with us one time. Go eat lunch with us. We’re never going to sit with our back to the door.”

But it’s impossible to stop everyone who wants to kill a police officer. And it’s time we turned our attention to those who are behind the attacks.

The media is still repeating the same lies that we heard in Ferguson or Baltimore about “peaceful protests” suddenly turning violent. But those lies won’t fly anymore. The protests were never peaceful. When they become openly violent, it’s not a radical shift but an implementation of their core message.

BLM is a terrorist movement, and it should be designated as such by the U.S. government. It started out as the KKK. Now it’s evolving into Al Qaeda with an ideological core that promotes the idea of a total war while “lone wolves” do its dirty work. It’s time to hold it — and its supporters — accountable. It’s up to us to see that Dallas never happens again.

circumcisions claim many lives in South Africa



Botched circumcision in has claimed at least 10 lives since the start of the winter initiation season which began in June, health officials said on Sunday.

All the deaths which resulted from pneumonia, dehydration and assault were reported in Cape province, where most of circumcision-related deaths take place every year, Xinhua news agency reported.

This came despite a pledge by the government to ensure a zero-death initiation season. The government has vowed to take tougher actions against botched circumcisions which kill many youths every year.

In 2015, during winter and summer initiation seasons, approximately 101 initiates lost their lives (most in the Eastern Cape) and in the last 10 years there have been an estimated 1,000 penile amputations.

Toronto mosque’s online guide: Chopping off thieves’ hands will decrease crime rate


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government make a clear distinction between the Islamic State (a.k.a IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh and Caliphate) and the “true peaceful Islam.”

Trudeau repeatedly argued that Islam is not incompatible with the Western secular democracy, a free place like Canada,” emphasizing that “we need to make sure that we’re working with communities like the Muslim community for example to demonstrate that Islam is not incompatible with free and open Western societies.”

Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated (July 3, 2016) that “Islam [is] a religion of peace that fosters the respect and promotion of human life.”

Statements made by leading Canadian Imams and publications issued/ distributed by Canadian Muslim organizations challenge the premise of Trudeau and the Liberal government (click here, here, here, hereand here).

Salaheddin mosque, located at 741 Kennedy Road in Scarborough, Ontario, provides an online guide to Islam, explaining the tenants of Islamic faith and providing a glimpse on the Islamic Law with its practical implications.

The authors, Daniel Masters and Dr. Zakir Naik, believe that the implementation of the Islamic Law (Sharia) in America will have a positive effect on the society, bring justice and decrease the crime rate. They support the chopping off thieves’ hands as a deterrence for criminals, polygamy, early marriage and banning alcohol.

The following are excerpts from the online guide which was posted on the official website of Salaheddin mosque under the section “Islamic FAQ”:

What is Islam? Islam is the name of the religion, or more properly the ‘way of life’, which God has revealed…

Islam specifically means being in the state of submission to God, worshipping Him Alone, and reverently accepting and obeying His Law. Through this submission, the peace, security, and wholesome well-being implied in its literal meaning is achieved…

The message of Islam is meant for the entire world… Islam has always been a universal message for all people…

Islam is without doubt the best religion and the only religion that is from The Creator of the universe.

But the media is in the hands of the Westerners who are afraid of Islam. The media is continuously broadcasting and printing information against Islam…

When any bomb blasts take place anywhere, the first people to be accused without proof are invariably the muslims. This appears as headlines in the news…

If a 50 year old muslim marries a 15 year old girl after taking her permission, it appears on the front page but when a 50 year old non-muslim rapes a 6 year old girl, it may appear in the news in the inside pages as ‘News briefs’….

Islam… guides us towards practical ways of achieving righteousness and eliminating evil from our individual and collective lives… Islam is guidance from the Creator Himself. Therefore, Islam is also called the natural religion of Man…

All major religions teach that theft is an evil act. Islam teaches the same. So what is the difference between Islam and the other religions? The difference lies in the fact that Islam, besides teaching that robbing is evil, shows a practical way of creating a social structure in which people will not rob…

Islam prescribes chopping off the hands of the convicted robber. “As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power, full of wisdom.” (Quran 5:38)

The non-muslim may say, “Chopping off the hands in this 20th century. Islam is a barbaric and ruthless religion!”

America is supposed to be one of the most advanced countries in the world. Unfortunately it also has one of the highest rates of crime, theft, and robbery.

Suppose the Islamic Law is implemented in America i.e. every rich person gives Zakat ( 2.5% of his savings in charity above 85 grams of gold every lunar year), and every convicted robber has his or her hands chopped off as a punishment.

Will the rate of theft and robbery in America increase, remain same or decrease?Naturally it will decrease. Moreover the existence of such a stringent law would discourage many a potential robber.

I agree that the amount of theft that takes place in the world today is so tremendous that if you chop off the hands of all the thieves, there will be tens of thousands of people whose hands will be chopped off.

The point here is that the moment you implement this law the rate of theft will decline immediately. The potential robber would give it a serious thought before jeopardizing his limbs.

The mere thought of the punishment itself will discourage majority of the robbers. There will barely be a few who would rob. Hence only a few person’s hands would be chopped offbut millions would live peacefully without fear of being robbed.

Islam prohibits the molestation and rape of women. It enjoins hijab and prescribes capital punishment for a convicted rapist

The extent of hijab for a woman is that her complete body should be covered. The only part that can be seen, are the face and the hands up to the wrists. If they wish to cover, they can even cover these parts of the body…

The Quran says that Hijab has been prescribed for the women so that they are recognized as modest women this would prevent them from being molested…

Dresses that expose more than they conceal, are an indirect temptation to the opposite sex for teasing, molestation and rape. The Quran rightly says that the hijab prevents women from being molested…

Suppose the Islamic Law is implemented in America. Whenever a man looks at a woman and if any brazen or unashamed thought comes to his mind, he lowers his gaze. Every woman wears the Islamic Hijab, that is the complete body is covered except the face and the hands up to the wrists. After this if any man commits rape, he gets capital punishment. The question is, will the rate of rape in America increase, will it remain the same or will it decrease? Naturally it will decrease. Islamic Law gets results…

Two female witnesses is equal to male witness only in financial transaction… In case you cannot find two men, then one man and two women would suffice… in financial transactions, two men are preferred. Islam expects men to be the bread winners of their families. Since financial responsibility is shouldered by men, they are expected to be well versed in financial transactions as compared to women.

Two female witnesses equal to one male witness even in the case of murder. However, some scholars are of the opinion that the feminine attitude can also have an effect on the witness in a murder case.

In such circumstances a woman is more terrified as compared to a man. Due to her emotional condition she can get confused. Therefore, according to some jurists, even in cases of murder, two female witnesses are equivalent to one male witness.

In all other cases, one female witness is equivalent to one male witness. In all other cases, one female witness is equivalent to one male witness…

The seeming inequality of male and female witnesses in financial transactions is not due to any inequality of the sexes in Islam. It is only due to the different natures and roles of men and women in society as envisaged by Islam…

Islam is derived from the word ‘salaam’ which means peace. It is a religion of peace whose fundamentals teach its followers to maintain and promote peace throughout the world.

Thus every muslim should be a fundamentalist i.e. he should follow the fundamentals of the Religion of Peace: Islam. He should be a terrorist only towards the antisocial elements in order to promote peace and justice in the society

Why eating pork is prohibited in Islam?… Consumption of pork causes several diseases… Pork has very little muscle building material and contains excess of fat… The pig is one of the filthiest animals on earth…

The pig is the most shameless animal on the face of the earth. It is the only animal that invites its friends to have sex with its mate. In America, most people consume pork. Many times after dance parties, they have swapping of wives; i.e. many say “you sleep with my wife and I will sleep with your wife.” If you eat pigs then you behave like pigs

Why a muslim man is allowed to have more than one wife?… Restricting each and every man to have only one wife is not practical. Even if every man got married to one woman, there would still be more than thirty million females in U.S.A who would not be able to get husbands (considering that America has twenty five million gays)…

Suppose my sister happens to be one of the unmarried women living in USA, or suppose your sister happens to be one of the unmarried women in USA. The only two options remaining for her are that she either marries a man who already has a wife or becomes ‘public property’. There is no other option. All those who are modest will opt for the first… it is mainly to protect the modesty of women

Why alcohol is prohibited in Islam? Alcohol has been the scourge of human society since time immemorial. It continues to cost countless human lives, and causes terrible misery to millions throughout the world. Alcohol is the root cause of several problems facing society…

Alcoholism is not a disease – it is Satan’s handiwork. Allah in His Infinite Wisdom has warned us against this snare of Satan. Islam is called the natural religion of Man. All its injunctions are aimed at preserving the natural state of man. Alcohol is a deviation from this natural state, for the individual as well as for society. It degrades man to a level below that of the beasts he claims to be superior to. Hence the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Islam…

Meat slaughtered by Islamic way remains fresh for a longer time due to deficiency of blood in the meat as compared to other methods of slaughtering.

The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal struggles, writhers, shakes and kicks, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body.

For more information on Salaheddin Islamic Centre click here, here and here.

Airport sharia


An aspect of the kudzu-like expansion of sharia is the takeover by Muslims of prayer rooms in international airports.

Here in Hong Kong, a prayer room, officially non-denominational, is located in Terminal 1 of the Hong Kong airport, and another is located in Terminal 2.  Each “non-denominational” prayer room supports Mohammedism, to the detriment of all other religions.

The Terminal 1 prayer room has an Islam-required washup area.  It is a permanent installation.  There is a similar permanent installation in Terminal 2.

Also, each prayer room has an indicator of the way Muslims are to face for prayers.  The indicator is permanent.  In Terminal 1, the indicator is etched into the ceiling.

There is an accompanying square, etched into the floor.  The square, which is permanent, is of the right size for the side-by-side placement of two prayer rugs.

Further, each prayer room has cubbies for storage of religious articles.  Only Muslim prayer rugs were in cubbies.  No religious articles of any other religion.

I observed, at times, Muslim men at prayer.  Only men.

Christians are shut out of the prayer rooms in the Hong Kong airport.  No prayer room has a cross or a crucifix, etched or otherwise, permanent or temporary.  No prayer room has a vestry.  There is neither tabernacle nor aumbry.

A Muslim murder spree of airport passengers would be ignited were consecrated wine stored in a cubby.

Jews are shut out of the prayer rooms as well.  No prayer room has a mezuzah.  No prayer room has a lectern for resting a siddur, and no prayer room has an ark.  There is no mizrach (indicator of the direction to face for prayers).

Buddhists are shut out of the prayer rooms.  No prayer room has a niche wherein a statue of the Buddha can be placed for veneration.  No prayer room has shelving whereon offerings of incense sticks, candles, fruit, and flowers can be displayed.

I wrote to the Hong Kong Airport Authority to call attention to the “non-denominational” imbalance in favor of Mohammedism.

The reply letter extolled the multiculturalism of Hong Kong.  Included with the letter was a promotional flyer.  It had photographs of the façades of three or four churches and temples and some words about each of them and a commendation of the friendly relations, in Hong Kong, among all religions.

Contra: Day and night, numerous guards are present in the courtyard of the Kowloon Mosque in Hong Kong.  The guards keep tight control of entry into the mosque.  Try, just try, gentle reader, to show up at the mosque, to declare yourself a non-believer, and to gain entry into the mosque by virtue of the friendly universality of the transnational and multicultural brotherhood of all men of all faiths.

There are mosquelike prayer rooms in six American airports.  In the seventh American airport, there is more than a prayer room.  Kennedy Airport in New York City has a mosque.

The Time article has a photograph of the interior of the Kennedy Airport mosque.  The photograph shows men at prayer.  Only men.

The imam of the mosque was quoted.  “It’s the only mosque of its kind in the country[.] … It’s its own mosque, not just a room, which is what most airport mosques are[.] … We are our own place, we have our own services, we are our own community within the chapels here. It’s very different from anything in America.”

Very different, but not for long.  Within a decade, mosques will be standard facilities in all major American airports.  The portent is Denver Airport.  A description of its two prayer rooms: “One room is for Muslims and the other for Christians and Jews.”  Muslims will be favored with a large space.  Everyone else will be squeezed indiscriminately into a small space.

Stephen Kruger is a lawyer in Hong Kong. Email him on kruger753rr@yahoo.com.

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