Sirens blare as Japan, fearing N Korea, holds first missile drill

OGA, Akita —

Sirens blared and loudspeakers broadcast warnings in Japan’s first civilian missile evacuation drill on Friday, conducted in a fishing town by officials wary about the threat of North Korean missiles.

The exercise comes more than a week after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast, with one rocket landing about 200 km from the town of Oga in Akita Prefecture.

Friday’s drill played out a scenario in which North Korea had fired a ballistic missile on the Japanese islands.

“The missile is seen to have landed within a 20-km boundary west of the Oga peninsula,” a speaker blared during the evacuation. “The government is currently examining the damage.”

Residents of the largely rural peninsula jutting into the ocean about 450 km north of the capital, Tokyo, made their way to a designated evacuation center equipped with emergency kits and protective gear.

Schoolchildren in another part of town crouched down to the ground before hurrying inside a gymnasium.

“I’ve seen missiles flying between foreign countries on television, but I never imagined this would happen to us,” said Hideo Motokawa, a 73-year-old who participated in the drill.

Officials said the exercise was prompted by growing concern about the regional security situation.

“Anything can happen these days, and it’s even more true when we cannot anticipate the behavior of our neighboring countries,” said Osamu Saito, a security supervisor in the prefecture.

North Korea is also developing nuclear-tipped missiles, in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions and sanctions, and conducting nuclear tests in what U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described during a visit to Japan as an
“ever-escalating threat.”

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday the missile drill was worthwhile, to help educate the public.

Some Oga residents worried about how they would react in a real attack.

“It’s a scary thing,” said participant Emiko Shinzoya, 73. “If it did actually happen, I don’t think we can do what we practiced today. We’ll just be panicked.”

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017.

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Eric Brazau was assaulted during protest against hateful sermons in Toronto mosques

Eric Brazeau continues his relentless fight for freedom of speech and against radical Islam in Canada. Equipped with signs featuring quotes from supplications recited at Masjid Toronto mosque, Brazau and fellow activists held a protest at CBC building and Dundas Square on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Speaking with CIJnews on March 18, 2017, Brazau said that the protest was aimed atCBC’s biased reporting on the hateful messages expressed by imams at Masjid Toronto mosque (at 168 Dundas Street West), and specifically the reluctance of CBC to publish the content of these sermons that incite hate against non-Muslims in general, and specifically “Jews”, “polytheists” (Christians), “infidels” and the “atheists” and support the jihad around the world.

In 2016, imams at Masjid Toronto mosque recited the following supplications:

O Allah! We ask you… [to give us] victory over the enemies… O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Do not defer [it] from them… [O Allah!] Give us victory over the disbelieving people… O Allah! Give victory to Islam and raise the standing the Muslims. And humiliate the polytheism and polytheists… O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!… O Allah! Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims. And humiliate the polytheism, the polytheists, the infidels and the atheists. And Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah. O Allah! Give victory to our oppressed and deprived Muslim brothers and the mujahideen (those who engage in jihad) everywhere.”

See also: Toronto imam says Muslims will eventually kill all Jews (click HERE)

Dozens of people gathered around Eric Brazau at Dundas Square accusing him of hate speech for holding a sign that featured the following quote from a sermon at Masjid Toronto mosque: “O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!”

Brazau is seen trying to explain to the crowd that he was protesting against the hateful speech at the mosque but to no avail.

According to Brazau, two men physically assaulted him, one at Dundas Square and the second pushed him into the road at Yonge Street trying to grab his sign.

A man who confronted Brazau, portrayed the sign “O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!” as hateful, but persistently refused to condemn the mosque but rather accused Brazau for spreading hate.

On Friday, March 10, 2017, Eric Brazau went to Toronto’s City Hall and delivered the following letter to Mayor John Tory (the story was first published by Blogwrath – click HERE):

March 10, 2017

To Honorable John Tory

Concerning the Masjid Toronto, 168 Dundas Street West

Will you definitively retract your support and condemn this mosque that calls for murder?

This mosque is fanning the flames of intolerance, bigotry, and hate.

This is in complete contravention of the spirit of m-103.

Motion 103 “Systemic racism and religious discrimination”, which also known as the anti-Islamophobia motion, demands that “the government should recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear… condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of the House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it” and “develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada.”

O Allah! We ask you… [to give us] victory over the enemies.

[O Allah!] Give us victory over the disbelieving people…

Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them.

Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews! O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!

You were quick to condemn the marchers on Friday, February 17, 2017 as Islamophobic. We ask you to publicly admit your mistake and issue an apology to these marchers, who exposed this hatred. These marchers/demonstrators should be congratulated for exposing the Evil that is festering in this mosque.

Will you retract your public support for this mosque?

Eric Brazau

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