Comment Hashtag Poseidon: “Very smart move by the Japanese to protect their people from potential Muslim terrorism. I lived in Japan for 7 yrs (born on a US AFB) and have family and friends there. (They don’t respect Obama.) Liberals in the US would call them racist, nationalistic and isolationist, ironically the same things they say about Trump. If they could ‘spy’ on just the suspected Muslim terrorists, I’m sure they would, but since you can’t identify the bad from the good, you have to spy on all of them. These days, all Muslims are suspects. The same applies to the US and banning all Muslims from entering our country until we can identify the bad from the good. Personally, I think we should severely curtail all immigration for awhile”.
Seems to me from this distance that Japan’s Supreme Court has shown a lot more spine and backbone than SCOTUS in confronting a sovereign threat to their nation and actually doing something seriously about it. Too bad Japan does not make it easy to immigrate. Japan is a society / culture that puts its own survival above “tolerance”, “diversity”, “racism”, and political correctness. Which, if Western Civilization continues upon its present course, will be an example to future historians why, against cultural stereotypes, the Asians saw Islam for what it is and survived, while Caucasians who established Western Civilization chose to be tolerant, diverse, politically-correct, and racism-intolerant which resulted in their committing genocidal suicide.
One of these days enough people will recognize that Islam is a cult and not an organized religion. Then, and only then, will we be able to stop the Islamic atrocities and nonsense. It is simple common sense, a trait that has been lacking in America for some fifty years or so. It started with the crazy liberal ideas of enemies like Ted Kennedy and his ilk (lots of whom are still around in the DemoMarxist party) that we should love the enemy so that all wars would stop. Then came the idea that we could declare victory in a war and walk away, forgetting that the enemy has a vote.
Then we were inundated with the edict that we couldn’t profile blacks, even when a black person had been seen committing a crime, which then bled over to not being able to stop a car at a check point. Now we have a DOJ that determines if we love terrorists, they will stop killing unarmed citizens, which brings up the idea that if cities and other areas are gun-free then all the horrible shooting and killings committed with guns will stop. Idiotically-insane and inane socialist-liberal gobbledygook.
Thomas Lifson, from yesterday’s American Thinker…
Japan is almost completely unbound by political correctness when it comes to Muslims. There have been no instances of Islamic terrorism there, mostly because Japan does not permit immigration without marriage to a Japanese citizen. There are some illegal aliens from Muslim counties working in Japan, but very few with families. So the common sense notion that if you want to prevent Islamic terror, you watch Muslims for signs of trouble, is accepted popularly, and even at the highest levels of Japan’s judiciary. Thus, as the UK Independent writes (via MSN):
Japan’s Supreme Court has upheld the government’s blanket surveillance of the country’s Muslim community. The court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive as an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom of religion.
The surveillance came to light because of a leak:
A 2010 leak of 114 police files revealed nationwide surveillance of Japanese Muslims. The files revealed that Muslim places of worship, halal restaurants and Islam-related organisations across the capital, Tokyo, were being monitored.
The plaintiffs were awarded damages of under one million dollars (90 million yen) for invasion of privacy because of the leak (not the surveillance itself). So it is a pyrrhic victory for them, leaving in place the legal mechanism for blanket surveillance based in the statistical probability that almost 100% of cases of Islamic terror are perpetrated by Muslims. And who knows, maybe because the Koran preaches violent jihad against infidels, so anyone adhering to its literal teachings is worthy of scrutiny.
Meanwhile, those pesky JVs of Obama fame keep on shooting 3-Pointers. Problem is, OBO the Clown Prince of Fools has no defense against them. That darned religion of piece by piece that he and his acolytes continually refuse to name as Islamic Jihadist Muslim Terrorists just keep on keeping on blowing the world apart even during the so-called “holy month” of Ramadan. Aren’t they as a “religion” supposed to be “fasting” during Ramadan in ruins? They’re “fasting” alright, fast approaching the utter destruction of anything or anyone who/which do not surrender, submit and become subservient to their devilish and demonic ideology. MuhammadamaRamadan is an absolute farce.
This for instance, from Associated Press…
BAGHDAD (AP) — A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people early Sunday, brutally underscoring the Islamic State group’s ability to strike the capital despite a string of battlefield losses elsewhere in the country. It was the deadliest terror attack in Iraq in a year and one of the worst single bombings in more than a decade of war and insurgency, and it fueled anger toward Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
When al-Abadi visited the site of the suicide blast in the city’s Karada district, a furious mob surrounded his convoy, yelling expletives, hurling rocks and shoes and calling him a “thief.” Many Iraqis blame their political leadership for lapses in security in Baghdad that have allowed large amounts of explosives to make their way past multiple checkpoints and into neighborhoods packed with civilians.
Karada, a mostly Shiite section, is lined with clothing and jewelry stores, restaurants and cafes. The blast struck during the holy month of Ramadan, with the streets and sidewalks filled with young people and families after they had broken their daylight fast. Eleven people were missing and 187 were wounded, authorities said. Many of the victims were women and children who were inside a multi-story shopping and amusement mall. Dozens burned to death or suffocated, a police officer said.
IS swiftly claimed responsibility in a statement posted online, saying the organization had targeted Shiites. The Associated Press could not verify the authenticity of the statement, but it was posted on a militant website commonly used by the extremists. A second bombing early Sunday on another busy commercial street in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood, this one in east Baghdad, killed five people and wounded 16, authorities said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Hospital and police officials provided the death tolls and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Continues at Associated Press…
H/T Thomas Lifson and American Thinker…