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Monday, April 15, 2024

Another Knife Attack in Australia.

The attack


For the second time in a week, there has been a stabbing attack in Sydney, Australia. The first definitely appears to be a case of a mentally disturbed man (not a Muslim). This second attack that occurred today took place in an Assyrian church and the target was the bishop, who was giving a sermon. The attacker is only described in the Australian media as a 15-year-old male. The bishop, Mar Mari Emmanuel, is reportedly a critic of Islam. He has survived the attack. Others also sustained non-life-threatening cuts.

However, Jihad Watch is posting reports that the attacker when subdued was speaking in Arabic and according to Jihad Watch's information, was saying, "Why is he swearing at my prophet? I wouldn't have come here if he didn't bring my religion into this". It is also reported that one of the witnesses who tackled the attacker stated that he kept repeating, "Allahu akhbar" during the attack.

A riot broke out outside the church as police battled people who were outraged by the attack.

Scouring the Australian newspapers, it is hard to read entire articles since they all seem to have subscriber blocks. However, this appears to be a jihadist incident. It will be interesting to follow the Australian media's reportage on this story.


Today is National Walkout Day (According to Students for Justice in Palestine)

 Breaking!!!!



Yes, folks, today has been proclaimed National Walkout Day (for Gaza), according to the little rascals at Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Accordingly, at UC Irvine, the entire student body is apparently expected to walk out of their classes and meet up somewhere in the vicinity of the Cross-Cultural Center (which is the SJP/Muslim Student Union clubhouse, for lack of a better description) at 12:30.

I assume the professors who belong to the recently-hatched Faculty for Justice in Palestine (FJP) will walk out as well. Maybe they will give speeches to the assembled masses. If so, you can expect them to preface their words by reminding the crowd that they are all standing on land stolen from the various indigenous tribes before going on to talk about Gaza.

Just another day at school.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

France Gears up for Passover: Police on Alert

It's a sad commentary, but as Passover approaches, the French police are beefing up security for their Jewish citizens, especially in the wake of Iran's attack against Israel.

The below article from today's Le Figaro is translated by Fousesquawk.

 https://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/frappes-contre-israel-darmanin-demande-un-renforcement-de-la-securite-devant-lieux-de-culte-et-ecoles-juifs-20240414

Strikes against Israel: Darmanin asks for security reinforcement at places of worship and Jewish schools

By Le Figaro

Posted yesterday at 23:01


Caption: Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin

At the approach of the Passover holidays, the Minister of Interior has asked prefects to provide a "stationary and visible" police presence in front of places of worship and " the most sensitive and emblematic" buildings.

On Sunday, the Minister of Interior, Gerald Darmanin, asked prefects to reinforce security in front of Jewish places of worship, as well as in front of religious schools, the day after the attack carried out by Iran against Israel and in anticipation of the Passover holidays. The minister is asking prefects to provide a "stationary and visible" presence of police in front of places of worship and "the most sensitive and emblematic" buildings.

"The security forces (police and Gendarmerie, editor's note), of course, cannot carry out these missions alone," the minister writes in a telegram dated Sunday. "You will also need to requisition the Sentinel soldiers for this purpose," he adds. On the approach of Passover, the Jewish Easter (22-30 April), he asks them to pay particular attention to the "religious services and gatherings that traditionally concentrate large numbers of people."

"Stationary Guards" and " regular visits"

The Minister of Interior is also asking that "stationary guards be placed in front of  religious schools (beginning) Monday, systematically, at the hours of pupils entering and leaving." Gerald Dramanin is also calling for the establishment of "regular visits by the police and Gendarmerie," at "specialized businesses".

This decision was taken due to the "very high level of terrorist threat", "the continuing high level of acts of an anti-Semitic character," and "the persistence of tensions at the international level, including the attack by Iran upon Israel," during the night of Saturday to Sunday, he detailed in the telegram.


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The Chemerinsky Incident: A Follow-up

 Hat tip Campus Reform

This past week, we reported on the unfortunate incident that occurred at  UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's home while he was hosting a dinner for his law students. As a follow-up, I am cross-posting an article by Campus Reform, which contains Chemerinsky's description of the incident. 

I have often been critical of Dean Chemerinsky, and as I have pointed out before, this is the type of law school he has created, just as he founded the UC Irvine Law School, of which I have been critical. but on this matter, I am fully on his side. What happened at his home was outrageous, but it is par for the course in how this pro-Palestinian crowd conducts itself. They are arrogant and insufferable. That this arrogant young woman would hijack an event at someone's home to make her political statement while refusing to leave and then have the nerve to berate Chemerinsky's wife, Catherine Fisk, for putting her hands on a "Muslim woman during Ramadan", is the height of chutzpah. It is typical of how pro-Palesatinain protesters are conducting themselves all over the nation. They have no regard for the rights of others, and they have no respect for our country at large.

As yet, I see no mention of this incident in UCB's campus newspaper, the Daily Californian, but I expect something to appear on Monday or Tuesday.

*Update: Here is what the Daily Californian has to say (April 15, 2024).

Faculty for Justice in Palestine Plans Big Strategy Session at UC Irvine

"What the hell do we do now?"


How timely is this?

The UC Irvine chapter of Faculty for Justice in Palestine (FJP) will be holding what they are terming a "resistance roundtable, strategy session, and mixer" to be held at UCI on Monday, April 15, from 5-7 pm at Humanities Gateway, room 1030. 

FJP was only recently formed by misfit professors around the nation to support  Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Senior brown shirts supporting junior brown shirts, you might say.


I don't know when this latest get-together was planned, but given Saturday's attack by Iran upon Israel,  the optics are even worse than usual with these confabs. Strategy? What strategy?

No doubt the Iranian attack will be justified by these characters. If they won't condemn what the butcher boys of Hamas did on October 7, don't expect them to condemn the mullahs of Iran. They will probably bemoan the fact that there were no deaths (as yet reported), and virtually all the missiles were shot down by Israelis, Americans, and Brits. Even the Jordanians were shooting them down. Ouch! That must sting. 

As for the mixer, does that mean free food and booze? Hmmm. 

Saddle my horse.



Saturday, April 13, 2024

Prayers for Israel






As has been feared for days now, it appears that aerial drones have been launched at the Jewish state by Iran. The drones are expected to take hours to arrive, and Israel's planes are in the sky. Here at home, President Biden is meeting with his advisors. Hopefully, Biden will stand firm with Israel.

All we can say is that our prayers go out to Israel. I pray no Israeli lives are lost. This is a country fighting against the forces of barbarism on virtually every side.

Eventually, the civilized world is going to have to deal with Iran. Their hour of reckoning may be fast approaching.

Horrific Knife Attack in Australia

The attacker
-Daily Mail (UK)


There has been a horrific knife attack today in a shopping mall in a suburb of Sydney. What is known is that a lone attacker went on a rampage with a knife stabbing several people, killing 6 and wounding others, including a baby who is in critical condition. The baby's mother was killed.

As yet, the attacker has not yet been identified publicly though he is reportedly known to police. The police have further announced that they do not believe terrorism was involved. 

The Daily Mail (UK) has the report with several photos and videos, including videos of the incident itself (viewer warning).

We will await the identification of the attacker before commenting any further. 

*Update: Sydney police have announced that they are searching a storage facility. The spokesman adds that to date, there is no indication that the attack was related to any ideology, and that the suspect  had been suffering from mental illness. 

Stay tuned.

*Update: Police have identified the attacker as 40-year-old Joel Cauchi of Queensland.


 

UC Berkeley Law: Chemerinsky Learns the Hard Way

Hat tip The College Fix

l-r, Malak Afaneh, law professor (and homeowner) Catherine Fisk


UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, a classic liberal, learned the hard way just how insufferable, obnoxious, and arrogant, the pro-Palestinian mob can be.

While he was hosting a party at his home this week for third-year law students, a woman named Malak Afaneh, who identified herself as a Muslim Palestinian, stood with a microphone, apparently her own, and began to lecture the assembled guests about the horrible injustices allegedly being suffered by the Palestinian people. Mr Chemerinsky and his wife, UCB law professor Catherine Fisk, both asked the woman (and others) to leave their house, and she refused, continuing her diatribe, at least part of which was captured on video and posted by The College Fix.

I have written often about Law School Dean Chemerinsky and the leftist law school he founded at UC Irvine and his present leftist law school at UC Berkeley. As I have previously told him myself in written correspondence during a previous controversy with his students, this is his law school and the monster he created. He should not be surprised. Too bad they didn't call the police and press charges.

Here is more from US News.

Of course, the pro-Hamas crowd in Berkeley is up in arms, charging that Fisk put her hands on a hijabed Palestinian Muslim woman and that assault charges should be filed. Horse feathers! When you are asked to leave someone's house because you are disrupting a private party and you refuse, you are trespassing and I hope the woman is charged for such. 

As for Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, I hope that the scales are finally falling from his eyes.



Univ. of California Faculty Are Contributing to Explosion of Campus Anti-Semitism

 




My friend and colleague, Tammi Rossman-Benjamin of the Amcha Initiative and a former UC Santa Cruz professor), has written an op-ed in The Algemeiner blasting members of the University of California faculty on all UC campuses for their anti-Israel activism on the UC campuses. (Tammi specifically points out the newly-hatched Faculty for Justice in Palestine, organized to support the various chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine, a thuggish bunch of brown shirts, co-founded by UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian.) 

I am very aware of the problem and well-acquainted with several of these useful idiots. It is my belief that these faculty members, like their counterparts in universities all over the nation, are contributing to the explosion of campus anti-Semitism. (Ironically, a few are of Jewish background themselves. Go figure.)

There is also a petition letter to the UC Regents calling on them to address this problem. I have signed it, and I urge everyone to sign as well.




Friday, April 12, 2024

France: Afghan Kills One Algerian for Drinking Alcohol, Wounds Another

Miroir d'Eau, Bordeaux


On Wednesday evening in Bordeaux, an Afghan refugee stabbed an Algerian to death and seriously injured a second Algerian after berating them for drinking alcohol during Eid, the Islamic celebration marking the end of Ramadan. A police officer shot and killed the attacker a few minutes later.

The below article from today's Le Figaro, is translated by Fousesquawek. 

 https://www.lefigaro.fr/bordeaux/attaque-au-couteau-a-bordeaux-l-assaillant-formellement-identifie-des-corans-et-un-tapis-de-priere-retrouves-20240412

Knife attack in Bordeaux: Attacker formally identified, Korans and prayer rugs recovered

By Steve Tenr

Posted 21 minutes ago, updated 8 minutes ago.

Born in Afghanistan, the attacker, who had reproached his victims for drinking alcohol, was killed by police shortly after the incident Wednesday evening. 

The knife attacker in Bordeaux, who killed one person and seriously wounded another Wednesday evening, has been formally identified, Le Figaro has learned from the public prosecutor's office on Friday, April 12. He is Ahmed Saboor Hamraz, born in November 1998 in Ghazni, Afghanistan. 

Killed by police with several assault weapon shots a few moments after the attack Wednesday, the individual had obtained refugee status from OFPRA on September 14, 2021, after an initial asylum request in Greece on February 27, 2019, the prosecutor's office confirmed, as announced Thursday by Le Figaro. He was not under the influence of cannabis or alcohol during the incident. Toxicological analyses are in progress.

"Boxing medal"

His residence has now been searched. The authorities have recovered, "a boxing medal, two Korans, a prayer rug, and a phone," that will be examined, the national prosecutor, Fredrique Porterie, explained. The prosecutor's office "remains in contact with the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor's Office with a view of a complete evaluation of the situation, " he finally noted.  

On Wednesday evening, the attacker had stabbed two Algerian nationals near the Miroir d'Eau (Mirror of Water), a Bordeaux tourist site, after reproaching them for drinking alcohol, during the celebration of Eid, marking the end of the fast of Ramadan. A police officer, armed with an automatic rifle, killed him a few minutes later. 

Two investigations have been opened, one for murder and attempted murder, the other to examine the circumstances under which the police shooting was carried out. According to the magistrate, who assigned this second investigation to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), it is likely self-defense in view of the initial elements gathered. 




Thursday, April 11, 2024

Sweden Rocked by the Latest Gang Murder




Skärholmen


Yesterday in the southwest Stockholm suburb of Skärholmen, a 39-year-old Swedish man was shot to death in front of his 12-year-old son by a gang member. Reportedly, the victim and his son were on their way to a bathhouse when they passed by a group of youths in an underpass. Apparently, the victim said something to the group at which point, he was shot to death. At this point, nobody has been arrested. In a nation that has seen far too much in the way of gang crime, this latest murder is the biggest story in Sweden today.

Skärholmen is one of those so-called "vulnerable areas" in Sweden, inhabited by immigrants and where crime and drugs are rampant. The area has been in the process of being gentrified in recent years. The victim was reportedly very upset about the crime and drugs in the area and had complained to the police.

Meanwhile, one politician from the Moderate party has expressed her concern that this latest crime will lead to an increase in xenophobia in Sweden.

The below article from Aftonbladet is translated by Fousesquawk. We are in the process of adding English subtitles to one of the accompanying videos.

 https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/0QwPvA/mikael-39-skots-till-dods-framfor-sin-son

Mikael, 39, shot to death in front of his son


Amanda Hällsten, 

Linda Hjertén

Adam Westin


Update: 17:24, posted 13:38 






Mikael, 39, was murdered when he confronted a criminal gang on his way to a bathhouse, according to Aftonbladet's information.


Today, residents of Skärholmen gather to mourn him.


They cycle past these people and then he is shot in front of his 12-year-old son. "This is completely insane," says his brother-in-law, Elias.


"Rest in peace. You will always be missed."


Text written on a sign in the underpass. Underneath are red roses and lit candles.


Was going to bathhouse


People squat at the scene to pay their final respects.


This is where Mikael, 39, was shot to death yesterday before the eyes of his son.

"This is absolutely terrible what has happened," says his brother-in-law, Elias.

 

According to Aftonbladet's information, Mikael and his son were going to bathe around 6pm Wednesday evening. In the process, he reportedly said something to the gang they were passing.


Something that cost him his life.


"How can this be allowed in society that people go around with weapons? That shouldn't be allowed here," says the brother-in-law.


Information: He had contacted police


Mikael had long been upset over the criminality in the area and wanted to get rid of the gangs that went around on their bikes and sold narcotics.


According to Aftonbladet's information, he had also been in contact with the police and expressed his concern over the gang. He did not want his son to grow up in an environment with drugs and deadly shootings.


When Mikael confronted the youth gang on Wednesday, one of the group allegedly drew a pistol and aimed it at his head. The father tried to take the weapon from the (person with the pistol) and was then shot, according to Aftonbladet's information.


The group in question is suspected of selling narcotics in the area and is made up of young guys.

Nobody has been arrested.


"Carry with us your courage"


The underpass lies just a few meters from the bathhouse. Outside, the sky hangs grey and heavy, and large puddles have formed on the ground from the rain.


The people who come here today shiver and hug each other. Someone takes a picture. Another breaks into tears.


After yesterday another limit has been crossed


Politicians talk of sorrow, crisis-and war.


"We will always remember you and carry with us your COURAGE and EXAMPLE", a mourner has written on a note that lies in front of the roses.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

France: The Rules of Ramadan Enforced

Hat tip Francois DeSouche




In case you were not aware, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has concluded. In Eastern France, a 13-year-old schoolgirl of North African origin was physically attacked as she got off her school bus by 4 other Muslim students who were angry because she was "not respecting" Ramadan (presumably by munching on a snack).

The below article in Le Journal du Dimanche, which was originally cross-posted by the French blog, Francois DeSouche, is translated by Fousesquawk.

 https://www.lejdd.fr/societe/info-jdd-grand-est-une-adolescente-de-13-ans-agressee-pour-non-respect-du-ramadan-143935?at_medium=Fan+Page&at_campaign=twitter&at_creation=JDD

An adolescent (13) attacked for not respecting Ramadan

In Achenheim, (Bas Rhin), a 13-year-old minor was beaten by 4 Muslim minors, reproaching her for not respecting the Ramadan fast while getting off a bus going to their school. Accompanied by her father, the adolescent filed a complaint Tuesday afternoon for the acts of group violence.

Quentin Martins

April 9, 2024 at 22:20, Updated April 10, 2024 at 07:12

The day before Eid-al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, a (female) adolescent (13) was accosted by 4 minors in Achenheim (Bas-Rhin). On a bus heading to their school, she was approached by 4 other pupils of the school, reproaching her for not respecting the fast imposed by Ramadan. While getting off the bus, the victim, of North African origin, was beaten, according to our information, according to a judicial source. The adolescent was lightly injured, her face showing redness. 

Complaint filed

Subsequent to the attack, the 4 minors, of Muslim faith, fled. As they are still in the process of being identified, the victim went to the police headquarters of Wolfisheim, accompanied by her father. She filed a complaint for the acts of group violence. With the matter in hand, the Gendarmerie brigade will begin an investigation.