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Islam in Norway



Although the report of Islam’s threats in Norway worry me, they do not surprise me, for more than 20 years the nation of Norway, mainly under the tutelage of the Socialist Labor Party, has made that nation a welcoming center of Moslem immigration.  The chickens have come home to roost.

Full disclosure: I served as Press Attaché at the U.S. Embassy to Norway from 1984-88, and to this day keep in contact with several of my former Norwegian friends. On a personal level, my grandson and his family live in a suburb of Oslo, and he had informed me how areas now occupied by Muslims in the capital have become “no go zones” for native Norwegians in that city. My reaction to the epidemic of sexual assaults on Norwegian women by mainly Moslem men was included in the late Lawrence Auster’s blog several years ago.

What is unusual in these events is the burning of the Norwegian flag. If anything, to those Norwegians I knew that flag was the sacred embodiment of Norway’s virtue and values, and more than one Norwegian official queried me as to how the U.S. would allow the burning of our flag as a constitutional prerogative.


Couple to Pay $13,000 for Refusing to Host “Wedding”



ROBERT and Cynthia Gifford have been ordered to pay $10,000 to the State of New York and $3,000 in damages to a lesbian couple because they refused to host a same-sex “wedding” ceremony. The Giffords had offered to host a reception for the couple at their home and business, Liberty Ridge Farm, near Albany, but that was not considered adequate.


Where Will the First Muslim State in Europe Be?



PERHAPS Norway is the place.


Children in the Athletic Industrial Complex


Paul writes:

You are right about the commercialization of children’s sports. I am flummoxed and disgusted when I see ESPN showing little league games and high school football games.

I can only imagine how overinflated I would have been with myself if I would have been interviewed on ESPN.  All I wanted was to play baseball from dawn to dusk and later, which I could do under the lights, the best time to play baseball in my view.  Sure I would have loved the extra attention because of the effect it would have had on my popularity with girls; but that is not why I always played sports.  The key word is play.  Such notoriety does not help a child to become well rounded.  A child needs to develop social skills, which would be retarded by his fair weather friends basking in his glory rather than requiring him to work at lasting friendships.  Although I moved among various groups because of my personality and athleticism, I was lucky to have had good close friends always.  This would not have been possible unless I had tried hard to make and to keep friends.


African Rule in Missouri


AT American Renaissance, Jared Taylor writes about the Michael Brown case:

In Ferguson, African-Americans are acting like Africans rather than Americans. Presumptions of innocence, rules of evidence, and deliberative justice are about as rare on the street as they are south of the Sahara. Africa is notorious for mob justice. Alleged thieves are often beaten to death on the spot. Witch-burning is so common, you can now see it on YouTube. UNICEF reports that more Africans than ever believe in witchcraft.


Pope St. Pius X — 100 Years


Pope Saint Pius X

Pope Saint Pius X

YESTERDAY was the 100th anniversary of the death of Pope St. Pius X, the formidable adversary of religious modernism and a man of great wisdom and sanctity. You can find links to all his great encyclicals here. Here is an excerpt from his encyclical E Supremi, On the Restoration of All Things in Christ, of Oct. 4, 1903: 

6. Verily no one of sound mind can doubt the issue of this contest between man and the Most High. Man, abusing his liberty, can violate the right and the majesty of the Creator of the Universe; but the victory will ever be with God — nay, defeat is at hand at the moment when man, under the delusion of his triumph, rises up with most audacity. Of this we are assured in the holy books by God Himself. Unmindful, as it were, of His strength and greatness, He “overlooks the sins of men” (Wisd. xi., 24), but swiftly, after these apparent retreats, “awaked like a mighty man that hath been surfeited with wine” (Ps. Ixxvii., 65), “He shall break the heads of his enemies” (Ps. Ixvii., 22), that all may know “that God is the king of all the earth” (Ib. Ixvi., 8), “that the Gentiles may know themselves to be men’ (Ib. ix., 20).


Nihilism vs. Wholeness


AT The Orthosphere, Kristor writes:

On the one hand, you have the ephemeral symptoms of nihilism: tattoos, piercings, sex change operations, and soon no doubt random unmotivated pointless amputations of this or that. On the other, you have askesis, that cuts away everything that is not of the Truth.


The Feminist Police State in Britain


IF Home Secretary Theresa May has her way, spouses may go to jail for “controlling behavior.”

There aren’t many spouses left in Britain, but still this raises almost inconceivable scenarios of domestic revenge.

A Short Course in Homo-Authoritarianism


ENGLISH MANIF has posted “300 Articles You Have to Read to Understand What Is Meant by the Term ‘Homofascism.’”

Also, the Wedding Cake Wars continue in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.


Remembering James Foley


HERSCHEL SMITH, military blogger, fondly remembers James Foley, the journalist who was beheaded by ISIS after saying he was ashamed to be an American, and disputes the idea that he was a “terrorist sympathizer.”

ISIS had demanded millions of dollars in ransom money for Foley, but the Obama administration, to its credit, refused to pay.


The Magic of “Injustice”


DAVE BLOUNT writes at Moonbattery:

One looter who came out of a QuikTrip told The Washington Post that he was proud of what he was doing.

“I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” DeAndre Smith told The Post.

Injustice. The word has no more meaning than racism. It is just a magic incantation that grants phony moral license to criminals.


On Femininity


The Dark Pool, Laura Knight

The Dark Pool, Laura Knight


“The feminine soul is a fountainhead of grace, delicacy and sensibility, which enriches the moral and social life of humanity with spiritual values that man does not give it. The equilibrium of mankind demands women with a rich mental structure displaying all the gifts proper to their sex, just as it demands men with profoundly virile souls. It would be absurd to educate a generation of boys in the most effeminate way possible. No less absurd would it be to educate a generation of girls with the intention of making them as masculine as possible.”

—- Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira 

Facts Are Not Racist


TK writes:

I’m not sure when it all started, but I know when I first started noticing it. It was the first time I heard the term “carjacking.” What? Someone came up to a car, pointed a gun at the driver and pulled him out of the car and took it? That’s outrageous! To me that was something that crossed an important line. Then came the shootings over pairs of sneakers.

Fast forward, and there are no lines anymore. Now we’re at a point where the police are afraid to enforce the law because they’re afraid of how they are perceived by some members of the “community.”


The Model Minority: Good Samaritan Edition



Not getting involved in the troubles of strangers is the norm in Asian societies. There are numerous horror stories of victims of accidents or other misfortunes suing and even preferring criminal charges against bystanders who did try to intervene and assist the victims. See this article about Chinese subway passengers recently abandoning a fainting passenger.

If you’re a pedestrian in many Southeast Asian countries and are struck by a vehicle, the best thing you can possibly do to ensure your immediate survival is to try and get out of any possible path the vehicle which struck you might take to strike you again. (Continued)

Little League Star and the Thrill of Androgyny



KARL D. writes:

The cover of Sports Illustrated has for the first time in its history given its cover photo to a Little League baseball player. And whom might that child be? But a girl of course: the 13-year-old superstar Mo’ne Davis. I suppose the media self esteem machine simply couldn’t resist. I as well as generations of young boys have played in little league baseball. But I guess that in all that time there has not been one male who could match her achievement. Just think how helpful a Sports Illustrated cover would have been to a little boy who’s life ambition is to one day go pro? Nah. That would be a waste, wouldn’t it? Little boys already have the world by the tail for simply being born male.