SDF to be sent to South Sudan in first mission under new security laws

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/sdf-to-be-sent-to-south-sudan-in-first-mission-under-new-security-laws

TOKYO —

Japan’s Defense Ministry is making final arrangements to allow Ground Self-Defense Force troops to be sent to South Sudan, possibly in mid-November, to conduct a fresh mission in a limited area under new security laws, a government source said Sunday.

The troops would engage in the new mission, focusing on rescuing U.N. staff and other civilians if they are attacked, only in the relatively safe southern region of the African country, where the GSDF has set up its camp for U.N. peacekeeping operations, the source said.

The new security legislation that came into force in March has no stipulation regarding geographical limitations. By specifying where the troops can carry out the fresh mission, the ministry is apparently aiming to ensure the safety of GSDF members.

The new mission has become possible as criteria for weapons use by the Self-Defense Forces during U.N. peacekeeping operations was eased under the new laws.

With criticism lingering that the change erodes Japan’s pacifist Constitution and could draw SDF troops into full-fledged combat, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said last week that the SDF plans to begin training personnel for the fresh mission.

In the northern area of South Sudan, battles between government forces and rebels have continued.

The southern region of the nation, including the capital Juba, had been considered relatively safe, but large-scale combat between followers of President Salva Kiir and antigovernment forces took place in July, prompting the GSDF to suspend operations.

As both sides issued a cease-fire order, the GSDF resumed its activities earlier this month, the Japanese government said.

A GSDF unit is scheduled to be newly dispatched to the U.N. mission in South Sudan, as the current operation plan will expire at the end of October.

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CAQ leader Legault: Burkini would not likely pass party’s citizenship test

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ST-JEROME, Que. — Immigrants in favour of the burkini would likely fail a Coalition Avenir Quebec government imposed values test and could be refused citizenship, party leader François Legault suggested Monday.

Legault has also announced he is “totally opposed,” to Montreal police officers being allowed to wear hijabs while on duty because he believes persons in authority should be neutral.

“Personally I don’t like the burkini and the message its sends on the equality of men and women,” Legault told reporters arriving for a two day party caucus meeting. “Let’s ask ourselves. Are women who wear the burkini forced to do so by their husbands or family? So I have a problem.

“There are big questions to be asked on such a piece of clothing. Does it respect the fundamental values we have in Quebec on the equality of men and women?”

Asked by a reporter what would happen to a person who had moved to Quebec and insisted on the burkini if the CAQ was in power and it had set up its values test, Legault was clear:

“They don’t get citizenship, that’s all.”

It is CAQ policy to require new immigrants to pass a test on Quebec’s language, and cultural values, after a three-year probationary period. If they don’t pass after two tries, they would be asked to return to their country of origin or to another province in Canada.

The burkini – a piece of clothing which covers the entire body and head leaving only the face, hands and feet visible – became an issue in France but it found its way into the CAQ discourse last week when CAQ caucus chairperson, Nathalie Roy, said she wants it banned outright.

Roy later backpedalled saying such a ban would probably be impossible to get through the courts.

Roy, in fact, went beyond the CAQ’s official line on religious accommodations. The CAQ’s view is that only persons in authority such as judges, correctional officers, and police officers plus elementary and high school teachers should not be allowed to wear religious symbols.

Legault insisted he still has confidence in Roy.

“We said we had a malaise, a malaise with the burkini, but we don’t want to ban it,” Legault said. “What we want to ban are religious symbols for people in authority.”

He insisted the controversy is not hurting the party image because most people in Quebec – francophone and anglophones – believe in the equality of men and women

“There’s a difference between having a malaise, not liking the burkini, and banning it,” he said. ” So what were saying is we don’t like the burkini, we don’t like the burka, but what we want to ban are religious symbols for people in authority.”

Legault also took a stand on another controversy: the idea of allowing Montreal police officers to wear the hijab, a policy also recently adopted by the RCMP.

Legault opposed the idea.

“Imagine if tomorrow morning a police officer wearing a hijab addresses a citizen who is of Jewish faith,” Legault said. “I think a police officers has a duty to be neutral.”

Arriving moments earlier, Roy tried to put the burkini issue behind her by saying she spoke from the heart. She cautiously rallied to the CAQ’s official line that such a ban would not likely hold up in the courts but she still sounded off.

“I don’t accept that people who dare question these symbols of submission and oppression of women get ridiculed or called racists,” Roy said. “I remind you that in other countries women are beaten or killed for refusing to wear such symbols of submission.”

“This said, I said we wouldn’t do a law, that it’s extremely difficult to create a law. Am I clear?”

The exchanges kicked off a two day meeting of the CAQ caucus to prepare for the return of sitting of the legislature Sept. 20.

The CAQ – which has 20 MNAs in the legislature – has chosen St-Jérôme for its meeting for a reason. The riding, formerly held by Parti Québécois leader Pierre Karl Péladeau, is vacant. Péladeau resigned in May for family reasons.

Before him the riding was CAQ, held by corruption fighter Jacques Duchesneau. The CAQ is hoping to win it back.

Legault also has his eye on the 2018 general election. Arriving in the caucus room to loud applause, he gave his troops a pep talk.

“We are only two years to the gold medal,” Legault said. “We don’t want the bronze medal, we don’t want the silver medal.

“We want a clean win.”

The caucus continues Tuesday.

Multi-millionaire NFL star who refused to stand for the national anthem didn’t hate America until he converted to Islam

 

 

Conservative Daily Post  In short, here is Kaepernick’s statements: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Did you know that Kaepernick was abandoned by his black family as a child and was adopted by a white family? Did he suffer like he claims or was he taken care of when no one else wanted him? You only hear him talking tough now because something else is driving his anti-American anger. Kaepernick CONVERTED TO ISLAM two months ago.

In this Instagram post, Kaepernick is praising and wishing everyone a happy Ramadan. Ramadan is purported to be a peaceful celebratory period, but in 2016, there were 200 attacks and over 1,500 people were killed by Muslim terrorists.

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Open letter to the Government of Canada– Are women inferior to men? Can they be sex slaves?

http://en.cijnews.com/?p=44965

The Honourable Patty Hajdu

Minister of Status of Women

House of Commons, Ottawa

Dear Minister Hajdu,

According to the Mandate Letter from Prime Minister Trudeau, your our overarching goal will be to “ensure government policy, legislation, and regulations are sensitive to the different impacts that decisions can have on men and women.” Additionally, the mandate letter refers to the importance of a “comprehensive federal gender violence strategy.”

It is noted with concern that the Government of Canada, including the Prime Minister and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, regular interact with organization that openly advocate violent misogynistic polices. In April of 2016, for instance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent greetings to the Council of Imams at their annual dinner and commended the Imams of their many years of service to the country. At this meeting, Minister John McCallum received an award for his outstanding service from the same organization.

Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi is the Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams. He was also recently elected as the Emir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). The ICNA openly advocates violence against women and advocates a variety of policy which are openly misogynistic. The syllabus of learning from the ICNA, advocates, among other that:

Women are inferior to men

Wife beating is permissible

Owning slave girls should be legal

A Muslim wife must obey her husband when he calls her to bed

Sex slaves” are permissible in certain circumstance

Pregnant adulteress to be stoned after giving birth

Other key points of the ICNA syllabus are that hell is largely full of women and that Islam is totally incompatible with democracy.

Our own report on extremism in Canadian mosques and schools had its title drawn from an ICNA publication. The youth wing (!) of the ICNA argues that Canadian Muslim youth should be prepare for jihad and become “Lovers of Death.” They further this advice by adding “Life itself shall come searching after you. You should yearn for an honourable death and you will gain perfect happiness. May Allah grant myself and yours the honour of martyrdom in His way!

As the Minister of the Status of Women, we ask you if you will intervene with your cabinet colleagues and question them as to whether they should accept awards or advice from organizations that advocate wife beating, the stoning of single mothers and the general view that women are inferior.

Best regards,

Thomas Quiggin

The Lovers of Death”? Islamist Extremism in Our Canadian Mosques, Schools and Libraries

The article originally appeared on http://tsecnetwork.ca/ and with permission reprinted by CIJnews.