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Seventy-five year old novelist Salman Rushdie was sitting down on stage at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York’s once Burnt-Over District, an extremely genteel 19th Century campground devoted to uplifting lectures in the tradition of Ralph Waldo Emerson, when a man named Hadi Matar, a violent Shi’ite, rushed onstage and stabbed him repeatedly. Rushdie may survive, but his agent says he is severely injured.

After the Ayatollah Khomeini declared a death-sentence fatwa against Rushdie in 1989, he had to go into hiding for many years. But he’d returned to public life in this century as the threat seemed to diminish.

Matar was last known to be living in New Jersey. Where he came from is unknown at present. I don’t know whether he is an immigrant or the child of immigrants.

But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board. Obviously, we can’t investigate in depth every single time an immigrant or child of immigrants goes off the rails the way the NTSB investigates every single airliner crash and offers guidelines for how to prevent future recurrences.

But we certainly have the resources to investigate how the immigration system screwed up enough to permit the, say, two dozen most outrageous immigration-related incidents each year.

Official government reports are crucial to getting the media to talk about immigration-related embarrassments. For instance, the British media had been covering up hundreds of cases of Pakistani pimps sexually abusing underage English girls for a couple of decades. Finally, the city government of Rotherham commissioned an official report and the story became Real News. (Unfortunately, way too many people still believe it happened only in Rotherham, but that’s much better than not knowing about it at all.)

 
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  1. But we certainly have the resources to investigate how the immigration system screwed up enough to permit the, say, two dozen most outrageous immigration-related incidents each year.

    We forgot to ask them: “Are you planning on killing anyone during your stay in the United States?”

    • LOL: Charon, AndrewR
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Hypnotoad666

    Why on earth would you even say the word "investigate" when you can simply "restrict"? Which is simpler, to plumb the depths of Man or to say, "No Muslims"?

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    , @Anonymous
    @Hypnotoad666

    G. K. Chesterton, writing in the 1920s, mocked the naivety of American immigration officials who assumed that criminal/subversive foreigners would identify themselves as such.

    (OTOH, immigration officials in those days were ruthless about keeping out anyone who would be an obvious burden, such as the sick. If you so much as sneezed during the medical inspection you would be immediately put back on a ship to your home country.)

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    , @BB753
    @Hypnotoad666

    Actually, older US border forms filled by tourists with a visa included questions like: do you intend to kill the president of the USA and have you ever been a member of the communist party?

  2. Too late.

    Let’s embrace uncontrolled immigration. We are stuck with it whether we like it or not so lay back and think of America.

    I propose inviting every inhabitant of the Gaza Strip and West Bank ( both Jewish and Muslim- more exciting) to the Catskills. Fourth of July fireworks beyond compare.

  3. I would have expected much tighter security for Rushdie. It seems others connected to publishing The Satanic Verses have been attacked with knives. Certainly we don’t suffer nearly as many Muslim terror attacks as other Western nations but the few that do play out are pretty awful. There should absolutely be an extensive investigation after such incidents.

    • LOL: Polistra
  4. Until immigrants start killing the elite, won’t happen.

    • Replies: @anonymouseperson
    @Redneck farmer

    By that time it will be too late.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Redneck farmer


    Until immigrants start killing the elite, won’t happen.
     
    That's what happened a century ago, Redneck. Immigrant anarchists from eastern Europe started assassinating people and setting off bombs. When they hit Wall Street, the elite took notice. Immigration was greatly curtailed by 1921, but the big immigration act was passed and signed by Silent Cal Coolidge, my favorite President, in 1924.

    I'm looking forward to this ... even if we don't get a law passed.
    , @AndrewR
    @Redneck farmer

    Remember that Iranian trans girl that tried to shoot up YouTube a few years ago? Of course she wasn't very successful.

  5. Did Rushdie give up his personal security? He should know that Muslims play the long game.

    In spite of a decades-old fatwa and an Iranian perp who publicly supports the regime, the police have publicly stated they are unaware of a motive at this time.

    • Replies: @Daniel H
    @Ghost of Bull Moose


    He should know that Muslims play the long game.
     
    They certainly do.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Assassins#:~:text=The%20Assassins%20were%20a%20Nizari%20Isma%27ili%20sect%20of,leaders%20who%20were%20considered%20enemies%20of%20their%20state.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    "He should know that Muslims play the long game."

    I often wonder whether washing the feet of BLM goons is a Muslim piety. White Christians were dropping to their knees in droves during George Floyd's Summer of Shame.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @J.Ross
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Never forget that Rushdie once handed a bottle of wine to his security detail, and then charged them for it.

    Replies: @Charon, @Reg Cæsar

  6. The name Burnt (or Burned) Over District has nothing to do with forest fires. It instead is a reference to the way that various 19th Century religious movements arising in the area made it seem like it was burning with religious fervor.

    • Thanks: Not Raul
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @prosa123

    Preach it, sister!

    https://i.ibb.co/VqFKjP3/Screenshot-20220809-084818-Firefox.jpg

    , @anon
    @prosa123

    Thanks, master contestant Sybil.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJSyGlmT3lk

  7. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Did Rushdie give up his personal security? He should know that Muslims play the long game.

    In spite of a decades-old fatwa and an Iranian perp who publicly supports the regime, the police have publicly stated they are unaware of a motive at this time.

    Replies: @Daniel H, @SunBakedSuburb, @J.Ross

  8. It’s Time for a National Immigration Safety Board

    Indeed.

    https://twitter.com/NewportBuzz/status/1557104896817643520

    Op-ed in The Boston Globe:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/opinion/open-mass-beaches-everyone-with-buses/

    Open Mass. beaches to everyone — with buses

    Much of our state’s iconic coastline is effectively off-limits except to a select few. Here’s a way to change that.

    Also in The Boston Globe

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/09/metro/block-island-ferry-brawl-leads-several-arrests-minor-injuries-plenty-questions/

    Block Island Ferry brawl leads to several arrests, minor injuries, and plenty of questions

    Videos taken by passengers show members of the Coast Guard boarding the ferry, which was bringing people back from the island after a crowded festival at Ballard’s Beach Resort on Monday

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/metro/new-shoreham-town-council-may-strip-ballards-beach-resorts-liquor-entertainment-license-after-fights-there-block-island-ferry/

    From WJAR:

    https://turnto10.com/news/local/seven-arrested-two-hospitalized-in-block-island-ferry-fight-rhode-island-august-9-2022

    Top Row: Jacob Dorbor (arrested on Block Island), Michael Carvalho, Laurie Cassandra, Trent Manning. Bottom row: Abdou Njie, Deavon Silva, Miguel Silva, Chevron Towns.

    [MORE]

    State police arrested the following people in connection with the ferry brawl:

    • Michael Carvalho, 26, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Cassandra R. Laurie, 30, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of obstructing an officer
    • Chevron R. Towns, 20, of Providence, arraigned on a weapons charge
    • Abdou Njie, 37, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Trent Manning, 32, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Deavon Silva, 20, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Miguel G. Silva, 36, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct

    All had pending court appearances in Washington County District Court.

    State police also arrested Jacob Dorbor, 30, of Providence, for disorderly conduct after troopers were called to Ballard’s for reports of a disturbance at about 6:30 p.m.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Whatever, "Chevron Towns" is a cool name. Some magical place where the petrol is always affordable. You Republicans, keep the dream alive!

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    "Chevron R. Towns"
    Where were Texaco and Mobil?

    , @War for Blair Mountain
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Block Island was a Whitetopia for years…… Been there many many times….The Viking Ferry from Montauk…..White Sharks patrol Block Island’s waters….If you wanted to get away from the encroaching shit from NYC…..and Mexico….Block Island was the place to be……And I was thinking of taking the Ferry……White Folks…..The video is a warning from the Future….

    Replies: @Technite78

    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That’s Rhode Island, which is a rare eastern state with almost no wilderness, just sprawling suburbs, but relatively few blacks and black-run or predominantly black areas.

    It has a very low crime rate, but blacks still manage to carry out a great portion of it. The Dominicans who move there to work the benefits and services angle do their fair share. Most of the Italians are too old to thug it up like they used to.

  9. @prosa123
    The name Burnt (or Burned) Over District has nothing to do with forest fires. It instead is a reference to the way that various 19th Century religious movements arising in the area made it seem like it was burning with religious fervor.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @anon

    Preach it, sister!

    • LOL: Charon
  10. The new eyeballs are emplaced and Steve becomes a content generating machine. Kudos to my eye-guy in Pacoima!

  11. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    It's Time for a National Immigration Safety Board
     
    Indeed.

    https://twitter.com/NewportBuzz/status/1557104896817643520

    Op-ed in The Boston Globe:


    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/opinion/open-mass-beaches-everyone-with-buses/

    Open Mass. beaches to everyone — with buses

    Much of our state’s iconic coastline is effectively off-limits except to a select few. Here’s a way to change that.
     

    Also in The Boston Globe

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/09/metro/block-island-ferry-brawl-leads-several-arrests-minor-injuries-plenty-questions/

    Block Island Ferry brawl leads to several arrests, minor injuries, and plenty of questions

    Videos taken by passengers show members of the Coast Guard boarding the ferry, which was bringing people back from the island after a crowded festival at Ballard’s Beach Resort on Monday

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/metro/new-shoreham-town-council-may-strip-ballards-beach-resorts-liquor-entertainment-license-after-fights-there-block-island-ferry/
     

    From WJAR:

    https://turnto10.com/news/local/seven-arrested-two-hospitalized-in-block-island-ferry-fight-rhode-island-august-9-2022


    https://turnto10.com/resources/media/3ecb89de-76bb-4f79-8a82-3747e71def8a-medium16x9_5PMOPENBIFIGHT_frame_189.jpeg


    Top Row: Jacob Dorbor (arrested on Block Island), Michael Carvalho, Laurie Cassandra, Trent Manning. Bottom row: Abdou Njie, Deavon Silva, Miguel Silva, Chevron Towns.
     

    State police arrested the following people in connection with the ferry brawl:

    • Michael Carvalho, 26, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Cassandra R. Laurie, 30, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of obstructing an officer
    • Chevron R. Towns, 20, of Providence, arraigned on a weapons charge
    • Abdou Njie, 37, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Trent Manning, 32, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Deavon Silva, 20, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Miguel G. Silva, 36, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct

    All had pending court appearances in Washington County District Court.

    State police also arrested Jacob Dorbor, 30, of Providence, for disorderly conduct after troopers were called to Ballard’s for reports of a disturbance at about 6:30 p.m.
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Ron Mexico, @War for Blair Mountain, @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Whatever, “Chevron Towns” is a cool name. Some magical place where the petrol is always affordable. You Republicans, keep the dream alive!

  12. Andrew Wylie, Rushdie’s agent, told the New York Times on Friday night that “the news is not good,” saying the author was on a ventilator and could not speak.

    “Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged,” Wylie said in the statement.

  13. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Did Rushdie give up his personal security? He should know that Muslims play the long game.

    In spite of a decades-old fatwa and an Iranian perp who publicly supports the regime, the police have publicly stated they are unaware of a motive at this time.

    Replies: @Daniel H, @SunBakedSuburb, @J.Ross

    “He should know that Muslims play the long game.”

    I often wonder whether washing the feet of BLM goons is a Muslim piety. White Christians were dropping to their knees in droves during George Floyd’s Summer of Shame.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Muslims historically have not been known for any special love of "abeed." But since they rank lower on the American demographic totem pole than blacks, we can expect Muslims to know their place and stay in their lane.

  14. But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board.

    You have to get over this idea that the government acts in the best interests of the citizenry. If you have not figured this out yet, I do not think you ever will. Screen people? We have an open southern border in which we allow in millions unscreened. Immigration is its own inherent good in the mind of the ruling class.

    The insufferable twat Salmon Rushdie just experienced an immigrant doing a job Americans won’t do. If Rushdie survives, be assured being stabbed will not cause him to change his politics. All he cares about his being lauded at Manhattan cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @clifford brown

    This is all Trump's fault somehow. Just wait.

    Yeah, Rushdie is an insufferable twat. I doubt he has any real political beliefs. He did it all for the nookie. He bangs a LOT of NY lit sluts.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Danindc
    @clifford brown

    Influential people read Steve and he’s trying to guide them in the right direction. Unfortunately this is the system we have currently. Rushdie, one of them, being maimed in public may get them to dial back the madness.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @pirelli
    @clifford brown

    In that video you shared, Rushdie doesn’t say anything about immigrants at all, much less immigrants doing jobs Americans won’t do. It’s the lady who speaks before him that says that.

    Rushdie offers a bunch of boilerplate Trump-is-dumb fare (“he must be a Manchurian candidate designed to destroy the Republican Party”) along with a weird joke about how Ben Carson’s candidacy is like Clarence Thomas running for president, which made Maher uncomfortable because of its obvious racial overtones..

    Did you actually watch that clip before posting it? Does it support your remarks on Rushdie in some other way? He comes across as a totally bland anti Trump centrist with an awkwardly race-conscious boomer sense of humor.

    , @HOOLIGAN
    @clifford brown

    Patrician Anglo-Indian literary figure at Mahatten cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels? Who'd have thought it?

    Replies: @CCG

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @clifford brown

    So you imply that a man should be stabbed just because he's politically stupid in some areas?

    I've read most of his memoir "Joseph Anton" & it is evident that Rushdie is clueless about politics, race & everything similar. Also, he's starstruck with American glamour high society (and adjacent Europeans); he nostalgically writes about the 70s hippie years as some kind of early pinnacle of his life.

    And he is actually ignoramus about Islam as a political, ideological & social phenomenon. Rushdie is an artistic novelist without a trace of world-wisdom. At this site, he would look like a helpless child.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  15. Yeah. It would’ve been better if Salmon wasn’t stabbed but he is an insufferable NYC cosmopolitan.

  16. Damn.

    After hours of surgery, Rushdie was on a ventilator and unable to speak on Friday evening after an attack condemned by writers and politicians around the world as an assault on the freedom of expression.

    “The news is not good,” Andrew Wylie, his book agent, wrote in an email. “Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged.”

    • Replies: @Charon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That's what he gets for not wearing his mask.

    , @MGB
    @JohnnyWalker123


    One Iranian official told the official news agency IRNA that he was convinced the attack on Rushdie was a US “false flag” operation.

    “Isn’t it odd that as we near a potential nuclear deal, the US makes claims about a hit on Bolton, and then this happens?” said Mohammad Marandi, a senior advisor to the Iranian delegation attending talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. Marandi was referring to the foiled assassination attempt on former US national security adviser John Bolton, which resulted in US government charges against a 45-year-old Iranian man, still at large, who is allegedly linked to the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Revelations of the plot against Bolton came shortly after four Iranians were charged with the attempted kidnapping of Masih Alinejad, an Iranian human rights activist based in New York.
     
    Yeah, lose an eye. He’ll be more famous than ever, what with his swashbuckling eye patch as the perennial losers gin up a war with Iran.

    Replies: @Anon

  17. @clifford brown

    But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board.
     
    You have to get over this idea that the government acts in the best interests of the citizenry. If you have not figured this out yet, I do not think you ever will. Screen people? We have an open southern border in which we allow in millions unscreened. Immigration is its own inherent good in the mind of the ruling class.

    https://youtu.be/SCFS3e2_hTI?t=17

    The insufferable twat Salmon Rushdie just experienced an immigrant doing a job Americans won't do. If Rushdie survives, be assured being stabbed will not cause him to change his politics. All he cares about his being lauded at Manhattan cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Danindc, @pirelli, @HOOLIGAN, @Bardon Kaldian

    This is all Trump’s fault somehow. Just wait.

    Yeah, Rushdie is an insufferable twat. I doubt he has any real political beliefs. He did it all for the nookie. He bangs a LOT of NY lit sluts.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @JimDandy

    The NYC Lit Sluts must have extremely low standards. Or are totally desperate. Plus I think Rushdie’s a liberal.

    Replies: @JimDandy

  18. Civic nationalism RIP.

  19. LET EVERY NOVELIST DIE, and when they’re all dead, ensure that everybody understands how that happened.

  20. @Hypnotoad666

    But we certainly have the resources to investigate how the immigration system screwed up enough to permit the, say, two dozen most outrageous immigration-related incidents each year.
     
    We forgot to ask them: "Are you planning on killing anyone during your stay in the United States?"

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Anonymous, @BB753

    Why on earth would you even say the word “investigate” when you can simply “restrict”? Which is simpler, to plumb the depths of Man or to say, “No Muslims”?

    • Agree: Rob McX, bomag, AnotherDad
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @J.Ross


    Why on earth would you even say the word “investigate” when you can simply “restrict”? Which is simpler, to plumb the depths of Man or to say, “No Muslims”?
     
    Even beyond the obvious, that
    a) religious differences create contention,
    and
    b) big religious differences create separate tribes and seriously impede integration and hence national loyalty

    you have
    c) Islam has been the historic enemy civilization of the West for the past 1300 years.

    Really this one is a layup.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks

  21. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Did Rushdie give up his personal security? He should know that Muslims play the long game.

    In spite of a decades-old fatwa and an Iranian perp who publicly supports the regime, the police have publicly stated they are unaware of a motive at this time.

    Replies: @Daniel H, @SunBakedSuburb, @J.Ross

    Never forget that Rushdie once handed a bottle of wine to his security detail, and then charged them for it.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @J.Ross

    Wtf dude. You're saying he's actually Jewish?

    Well I guess that would explain a lot.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross


    Never forget that Rushdie once handed a bottle of wine to his security detail, and then charged them for it.
     
    Retail?

    Replies: @J.Ross

  22. Reminiscent of Alexander Berkman’s attempt to kill Henry Clay Frick. Invite the world into your country, and you get the world’s nutjobs.

    It’ll be interesting to see if they release Matar under New York’s so called “bail reform” law, under which they release on recognizance 95% of suspects. They even RORed the guy who tried to stab GOP Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin a couple of weeks ago.

    It’ll be interesting to find out what Matar’s citizenship status is — after all, New York is a “sanctuary state.”

    Naturally (because the suspect is not a white man) the police are refusing to call it a terrorist attack or a hate crime: “New York State Police… said that Matar’s motive remained unclear.”

    https://nypost.com/2022/08/12/nj-man-matar-hadi-with-sympathies-toward-iran-arrested-in-stabbing-of-salman-rushdie/

  23. @clifford brown

    But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board.
     
    You have to get over this idea that the government acts in the best interests of the citizenry. If you have not figured this out yet, I do not think you ever will. Screen people? We have an open southern border in which we allow in millions unscreened. Immigration is its own inherent good in the mind of the ruling class.

    https://youtu.be/SCFS3e2_hTI?t=17

    The insufferable twat Salmon Rushdie just experienced an immigrant doing a job Americans won't do. If Rushdie survives, be assured being stabbed will not cause him to change his politics. All he cares about his being lauded at Manhattan cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Danindc, @pirelli, @HOOLIGAN, @Bardon Kaldian

    Influential people read Steve and he’s trying to guide them in the right direction. Unfortunately this is the system we have currently. Rushdie, one of them, being maimed in public may get them to dial back the madness.

    • Disagree: Charon
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Danindc

    As tempting as it can be to think that our ruling class is guided by nothing but sadism and hunger for power, many (if not all) of them do get high on their own ideological supply.

    In any event, terrorism in the name of Shiism is extraordinarily rare in the US. This is the first incident I've ever heard of. Only radical anti-Islamic and anti-immigration keyboard warriors are going to claim this incident should be a reason to change immigration policy.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  24. A convenient shorthand for children of immigrants is “Americans”

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Anon

    Also convenient for the entire third world apparently. In fact, for everyone but white people. Funny how that works.

    , @bomag
    @Anon

    We are reminded of this; over, and over, and over...

  25. The way things stand, a safety board would be irrelevant. Both illegal immigrants and asylum seekers bypass all such controls. There are already restrictions on who can get a green card. An asylum seeker can destroy his papers, so nobody knows where he comes from, what age he is, whether he is a criminal – and all of this while being fully documented by the authorities.

  26. A coward dies many deaths.

    If this man wanted to trash Iran he should have gone out on his shield instead of running and hiding.

  27. I recall you suggesting that immigrants should require some sort of bond in case they misbehaved. Robin Hanson wants to apply that sort of thing for everyone. I actually think it’s a good idea, although competing bounty hunters (another part of his proposal) may not have the ability to take on organized crime that a more monopolistic law enforcement institution has.
    https://www.overcomingbias.com/2019/09/who-vouches-for-you.html

  28. @clifford brown

    But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board.
     
    You have to get over this idea that the government acts in the best interests of the citizenry. If you have not figured this out yet, I do not think you ever will. Screen people? We have an open southern border in which we allow in millions unscreened. Immigration is its own inherent good in the mind of the ruling class.

    https://youtu.be/SCFS3e2_hTI?t=17

    The insufferable twat Salmon Rushdie just experienced an immigrant doing a job Americans won't do. If Rushdie survives, be assured being stabbed will not cause him to change his politics. All he cares about his being lauded at Manhattan cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Danindc, @pirelli, @HOOLIGAN, @Bardon Kaldian

    In that video you shared, Rushdie doesn’t say anything about immigrants at all, much less immigrants doing jobs Americans won’t do. It’s the lady who speaks before him that says that.

    Rushdie offers a bunch of boilerplate Trump-is-dumb fare (“he must be a Manchurian candidate designed to destroy the Republican Party”) along with a weird joke about how Ben Carson’s candidacy is like Clarence Thomas running for president, which made Maher uncomfortable because of its obvious racial overtones..

    Did you actually watch that clip before posting it? Does it support your remarks on Rushdie in some other way? He comes across as a totally bland anti Trump centrist with an awkwardly race-conscious boomer sense of humor.

  29. This government will not look into the most egregious cases of immigrant violence, because this government knows that it would not like what it would find.

  30. But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board. Obviously, we can’t investigate in depth every single time an immigrant or child of immigrants goes off the rails the way the NTSB investigates every single airliner crash and offers guidelines for how to prevent future recurrences.

    Steve, this standard of yours is a fairly sharp policy proposal. (And I don’t see any reason it couldn’t do every case, though some might be quite cursory, collecting the data would still be good.)

    But this is a proposal that only goes anywhere with a normal government of a democratic state that acts in the interests of the nation’s people. That is simply not the case. Furthermore, when it comes to immigration it should be obvious that the interests of Americans are specifically not the point.

    All these asshole type immigrants are dumped on America/Americans specifically to balkanize the nation, to turn it into a multi-ethnic trash heap. It is not an accident, but the explicit policy of “elites” who are not loyal to Americans, but contemptuous of them and think of America as nothing more than a giant marketplace to be managed for maximal looting.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    We need a moratorium on all immigration.

  31. Anonymous[397] • Disclaimer says:

    Charles Murray was attacked by white upper-middle class kids.

    How about we stop immigration and do some emigration of woke-whites out of the US?

    The Mao solution. Mao sent Red Guards to the countryside to do Good work.

    All these woke white kids must be sent all around the world to help the nonwhites, like Peace Corp.

    No more white privilege for these woke kids in elite institutions. Send them to the poor folks, the wretched of the earth all around the world.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    Charles Murray was attacked by white upper-middle class kids.

    So was that intelligence researcher that tried giving a lecture at Berkely. Female researcher that had her nose broken.

    Supposedly was carried out by ANTIFA but was most likely upper-middle class social science students in hoodies.

    , @John Pepple
    @Anonymous

    No need to send them around the world. Just send them to the collective farm.

    , @flyingtiger
    @Anonymous

    They did that for Jeb Bush. You have seen the results.

  32. @AnotherDad

    But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board. Obviously, we can’t investigate in depth every single time an immigrant or child of immigrants goes off the rails the way the NTSB investigates every single airliner crash and offers guidelines for how to prevent future recurrences.
     
    Steve, this standard of yours is a fairly sharp policy proposal. (And I don't see any reason it couldn't do every case, though some might be quite cursory, collecting the data would still be good.)

    But this is a proposal that only goes anywhere with a normal government of a democratic state that acts in the interests of the nation's people. That is simply not the case. Furthermore, when it comes to immigration it should be obvious that the interests of Americans are specifically not the point.

    All these asshole type immigrants are dumped on America/Americans specifically to balkanize the nation, to turn it into a multi-ethnic trash heap. It is not an accident, but the explicit policy of "elites" who are not loyal to Americans, but contemptuous of them and think of America as nothing more than a giant marketplace to be managed for maximal looting.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    We need a moratorium on all immigration.

  33. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    It's Time for a National Immigration Safety Board
     
    Indeed.

    https://twitter.com/NewportBuzz/status/1557104896817643520

    Op-ed in The Boston Globe:


    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/opinion/open-mass-beaches-everyone-with-buses/

    Open Mass. beaches to everyone — with buses

    Much of our state’s iconic coastline is effectively off-limits except to a select few. Here’s a way to change that.
     

    Also in The Boston Globe

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/09/metro/block-island-ferry-brawl-leads-several-arrests-minor-injuries-plenty-questions/

    Block Island Ferry brawl leads to several arrests, minor injuries, and plenty of questions

    Videos taken by passengers show members of the Coast Guard boarding the ferry, which was bringing people back from the island after a crowded festival at Ballard’s Beach Resort on Monday

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/metro/new-shoreham-town-council-may-strip-ballards-beach-resorts-liquor-entertainment-license-after-fights-there-block-island-ferry/
     

    From WJAR:

    https://turnto10.com/news/local/seven-arrested-two-hospitalized-in-block-island-ferry-fight-rhode-island-august-9-2022


    https://turnto10.com/resources/media/3ecb89de-76bb-4f79-8a82-3747e71def8a-medium16x9_5PMOPENBIFIGHT_frame_189.jpeg


    Top Row: Jacob Dorbor (arrested on Block Island), Michael Carvalho, Laurie Cassandra, Trent Manning. Bottom row: Abdou Njie, Deavon Silva, Miguel Silva, Chevron Towns.
     

    State police arrested the following people in connection with the ferry brawl:

    • Michael Carvalho, 26, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Cassandra R. Laurie, 30, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of obstructing an officer
    • Chevron R. Towns, 20, of Providence, arraigned on a weapons charge
    • Abdou Njie, 37, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Trent Manning, 32, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Deavon Silva, 20, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Miguel G. Silva, 36, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct

    All had pending court appearances in Washington County District Court.

    State police also arrested Jacob Dorbor, 30, of Providence, for disorderly conduct after troopers were called to Ballard’s for reports of a disturbance at about 6:30 p.m.
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Ron Mexico, @War for Blair Mountain, @Ghost of Bull Moose

    “Chevron R. Towns”
    Where were Texaco and Mobil?

  34. @Anonymous
    Charles Murray was attacked by white upper-middle class kids.

    How about we stop immigration and do some emigration of woke-whites out of the US?

    The Mao solution. Mao sent Red Guards to the countryside to do Good work.

    All these woke white kids must be sent all around the world to help the nonwhites, like Peace Corp.

    No more white privilege for these woke kids in elite institutions. Send them to the poor folks, the wretched of the earth all around the world.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @John Pepple, @flyingtiger

    Charles Murray was attacked by white upper-middle class kids.

    So was that intelligence researcher that tried giving a lecture at Berkely. Female researcher that had her nose broken.

    Supposedly was carried out by ANTIFA but was most likely upper-middle class social science students in hoodies.

  35. @Redneck farmer
    Until immigrants start killing the elite, won't happen.

    Replies: @anonymouseperson, @Achmed E. Newman, @AndrewR

    By that time it will be too late.

  36. “Motive remains unclear”.

    Could the fact that he was a Muslim be it?

    • Replies: @epebble
    @anonymouseperson

    ‘No one will any longer dare offend Islam’: The 1989 fatwa against Salman Rushdie

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/no-one-will-any-longer-dare-offend-islam-the-1989-fatwa-against-salman-rushdie/

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @anonymouseperson

    Quit profiling, bitches!

  37. I don’t know if Rushdie could have got a carry permit (he’s an American citizen, but NY is is not a gun-friendly state). It could have saved him. But I’m sure he detests the Second Amendment.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Rob McX

    I don’t know if Rushdie could have got a carry permit (he’s an American citizen, but NY is is not a gun-friendly state). It could have saved him. But I’m sure he detests the Second Amendment.

    That's really the job of a bodyguard.

    Can't expect someone giving a lecture to also scan the audience for threats and be ready to quick draw.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Rob McX


    NY is is not a gun-friendly state
     
    Did you see that idiot NY governor? Even her podium said: "Up yours, NY residents! You ain't got NO gun rights, Stupid Monkeys!!!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu29Zp82u3Y

    Now that the USSC has ruled on at least SOME gun rights exit in NYS, all the gun stores and 2A activists need to start ALL the new gun owners on a new track: repeal ALL the gun control laws that the Cosmopolitans have foisted upon them for over a 100 years. Yea, all the licensing, the "fees," assault rifles bans, whatever. You should have an active phone tree calling ALL the gun controllers telling them to go fish.

    Make it 365/24/7... after all, the NYT, NY Post, all the garbage media have been driving this stuff since before The Great War.

    It's the Age of the Internet, and information distribution is dirt priced.

    Just Do It!
  38. @Redneck farmer
    Until immigrants start killing the elite, won't happen.

    Replies: @anonymouseperson, @Achmed E. Newman, @AndrewR

    Until immigrants start killing the elite, won’t happen.

    That’s what happened a century ago, Redneck. Immigrant anarchists from eastern Europe started assassinating people and setting off bombs. When they hit Wall Street, the elite took notice. Immigration was greatly curtailed by 1921, but the big immigration act was passed and signed by Silent Cal Coolidge, my favorite President, in 1924.

    I’m looking forward to this … even if we don’t get a law passed.

    • Agree: Paul Jolliffe
  39. Rushdie will lose an eye severely injured liver damaged nerves. Even if he had a gun I doubt a man of Rushdie’s age could have been able to shoot a hyped up testosterone adrenaline volcano 24 year old on a mission from Allah. Assassin is 24 doubt he read the heretical pages in Rushdie’s book.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Alden


    Rushdie will lose an eye severely injured liver damaged nerves.

     

    Rushdie's life will be quite physically diminished in his remaining last years. I like how BoJo tweeted out a spirited defense of free speech in the wake of this attack and Count Dankula replied, "Your government arrests people for tweets." The Count Dankula reply-tweet got far more likes and retweets than BoJo's hypocritical message.

    I read The Satanic Verses a few years ago and was struck at how relatively tame the criticism of Mohammed or God was but the attacks on the British police were savage and undeserving, especially in light of the fact that said British police then protected Rushdie for many years.

    Replies: @James N. Kennett

  40. National Immigration Safety Board

    It is there. It is USCIS (previously INS). See items 25-45 of https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-485.pdf

    The problem is: Most Legal Immigrants have lower propensity per capita towards criminal behavior. Most of the crimes are by illegal immigrants and those born in U.S. about whom another USCIS will not be more effective. We should demand much stricter employer enforcement (e.g., Universal E-Verify).

    • Replies: @bomag
    @epebble

    Thanks.

    But Steve wants an agency that can investigate and suggest measures to avoid Rushdie attacks.


    Most Legal Immigrants have lower propensity per capita towards criminal behavior.
     
    We should expect zero from any immigrant.

    An investigative board can look at welfare participation; job performance; civic participation; etc.
  41. @JimDandy
    @clifford brown

    This is all Trump's fault somehow. Just wait.

    Yeah, Rushdie is an insufferable twat. I doubt he has any real political beliefs. He did it all for the nookie. He bangs a LOT of NY lit sluts.

    Replies: @Alden

    The NYC Lit Sluts must have extremely low standards. Or are totally desperate. Plus I think Rushdie’s a liberal.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Alden

    All three statements are true. (He identifies as a liberal but I think he's just an opportunistic asshound.)

  42. @anonymouseperson
    "Motive remains unclear".

    Could the fact that he was a Muslim be it?

    Replies: @epebble, @Achmed E. Newman

    ‘No one will any longer dare offend Islam’: The 1989 fatwa against Salman Rushdie

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/no-one-will-any-longer-dare-offend-islam-the-1989-fatwa-against-salman-rushdie/

  43. Maybe the fact of the Matar is that he was a fan of English literature and had enough of Rushdie mangling the language.

  44. I feel bad for the guy, of course, but not as much once I read here who Mr. Rushdie really is now. He was a stand-up guy to publish his Satanic Verses, but is not quite the character that is the inestimable Ann Barnhardt.

    Miss Barnhardt, if you remember, had a viral youtube video (at least I caught it) ~ a decade ago of her burning certain pages of the Koran along with commentary. Her bookmarks were strips of bacon. Additionally, what endeared me to her was her use of the oft-missed cussword “jackass”, especially as applied to Miss Lindsey Graham, Senator from South Carolina. Oh, and she can’t stand this Commie so-called Pope they got any more than I can, albeit for slightly different reasons.

    Mr. Rushdie is a city guy, while Miss Barnhardt is a country girl out in the sticks in Colorado. She has told the Moslems who might disagree with her stance on free speech her address, as she holds her AR-15 in her hands. She’s a bit over-the-top, IMO, but we need more Ann Barnhardts.

  45. @anonymouseperson
    "Motive remains unclear".

    Could the fact that he was a Muslim be it?

    Replies: @epebble, @Achmed E. Newman

    Quit profiling, bitches!

  46. @JohnnyWalker123
    Damn.

    https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1558248991103631362

    https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1558262057341894656


    After hours of surgery, Rushdie was on a ventilator and unable to speak on Friday evening after an attack condemned by writers and politicians around the world as an assault on the freedom of expression.

     


    "The news is not good," Andrew Wylie, his book agent, wrote in an email. "Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged."

     

    Replies: @Charon, @MGB

    That’s what he gets for not wearing his mask.

  47. @J.Ross
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Never forget that Rushdie once handed a bottle of wine to his security detail, and then charged them for it.

    Replies: @Charon, @Reg Cæsar

    Wtf dude. You’re saying he’s actually Jewish?

    Well I guess that would explain a lot.

  48. @Anon
    A convenient shorthand for children of immigrants is "Americans"

    Replies: @Charon, @bomag

    Also convenient for the entire third world apparently. In fact, for everyone but white people. Funny how that works.

  49. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    It's Time for a National Immigration Safety Board
     
    Indeed.

    https://twitter.com/NewportBuzz/status/1557104896817643520

    Op-ed in The Boston Globe:


    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/opinion/open-mass-beaches-everyone-with-buses/

    Open Mass. beaches to everyone — with buses

    Much of our state’s iconic coastline is effectively off-limits except to a select few. Here’s a way to change that.
     

    Also in The Boston Globe

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/09/metro/block-island-ferry-brawl-leads-several-arrests-minor-injuries-plenty-questions/

    Block Island Ferry brawl leads to several arrests, minor injuries, and plenty of questions

    Videos taken by passengers show members of the Coast Guard boarding the ferry, which was bringing people back from the island after a crowded festival at Ballard’s Beach Resort on Monday

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/metro/new-shoreham-town-council-may-strip-ballards-beach-resorts-liquor-entertainment-license-after-fights-there-block-island-ferry/
     

    From WJAR:

    https://turnto10.com/news/local/seven-arrested-two-hospitalized-in-block-island-ferry-fight-rhode-island-august-9-2022


    https://turnto10.com/resources/media/3ecb89de-76bb-4f79-8a82-3747e71def8a-medium16x9_5PMOPENBIFIGHT_frame_189.jpeg


    Top Row: Jacob Dorbor (arrested on Block Island), Michael Carvalho, Laurie Cassandra, Trent Manning. Bottom row: Abdou Njie, Deavon Silva, Miguel Silva, Chevron Towns.
     

    State police arrested the following people in connection with the ferry brawl:

    • Michael Carvalho, 26, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Cassandra R. Laurie, 30, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of obstructing an officer
    • Chevron R. Towns, 20, of Providence, arraigned on a weapons charge
    • Abdou Njie, 37, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Trent Manning, 32, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Deavon Silva, 20, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Miguel G. Silva, 36, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct

    All had pending court appearances in Washington County District Court.

    State police also arrested Jacob Dorbor, 30, of Providence, for disorderly conduct after troopers were called to Ballard’s for reports of a disturbance at about 6:30 p.m.
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Ron Mexico, @War for Blair Mountain, @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Block Island was a Whitetopia for years…… Been there many many times….The Viking Ferry from Montauk…..White Sharks patrol Block Island’s waters….If you wanted to get away from the encroaching shit from NYC…..and Mexico….Block Island was the place to be……And I was thinking of taking the Ferry……White Folks…..The video is a warning from the Future….

    • Replies: @Technite78
    @War for Blair Mountain

    It's hard to believe that tiny, difficult to reach Block Island has now been infested with "diversity". Is this an indirect result of the COVID shutdowns? Are the island's businesses so desperate for day-trippers that they were stupid enough to host a Reggae festival? Who did they think would show up?

    Replies: @War for Blair Mountain

  50. How much is the bounty on Rushdie’s head these days?

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  51. @J.Ross
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Never forget that Rushdie once handed a bottle of wine to his security detail, and then charged them for it.

    Replies: @Charon, @Reg Cæsar

    Never forget that Rushdie once handed a bottle of wine to his security detail, and then charged them for it.

    Retail?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1040851/Salman-Rushdie-threatens-sue-bodyguard-book-calls-nasty-tight-fisted-extremely-arrogant.html

    In the book, due to be published next week by John Blake Publishing Ltd, Evans says that when officers asked to drink some bottles of red wine that they had found, Mr Rushdie wanted to charge them £45 each.

    The book also claims that when officers stayed overnight in his home, he billed the Metropolitan Police for rent of 'at least forty quid a night for special branch officers to risk their lives to stop him being taken out by followers of the fatwa.'

  52. @clifford brown

    But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board.
     
    You have to get over this idea that the government acts in the best interests of the citizenry. If you have not figured this out yet, I do not think you ever will. Screen people? We have an open southern border in which we allow in millions unscreened. Immigration is its own inherent good in the mind of the ruling class.

    https://youtu.be/SCFS3e2_hTI?t=17

    The insufferable twat Salmon Rushdie just experienced an immigrant doing a job Americans won't do. If Rushdie survives, be assured being stabbed will not cause him to change his politics. All he cares about his being lauded at Manhattan cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Danindc, @pirelli, @HOOLIGAN, @Bardon Kaldian

    Patrician Anglo-Indian literary figure at Mahatten cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels? Who’d have thought it?

    • Replies: @CCG
    @HOOLIGAN

    There's nothing Anglo about Rushdie, both his parents were Kashmiri Muslims. His father was kicked out from the Indian Civil Service (ICS) in disgrace.
    https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/cover-story/revealed-after-76-yrs-rushdies-dads-secret-humiliation-in-london/articleshow/16179053.cms?

  53. @Alden
    @JimDandy

    The NYC Lit Sluts must have extremely low standards. Or are totally desperate. Plus I think Rushdie’s a liberal.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    All three statements are true. (He identifies as a liberal but I think he’s just an opportunistic asshound.)

    • Agree: Liza
  54. @J.Ross
    @Hypnotoad666

    Why on earth would you even say the word "investigate" when you can simply "restrict"? Which is simpler, to plumb the depths of Man or to say, "No Muslims"?

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Why on earth would you even say the word “investigate” when you can simply “restrict”? Which is simpler, to plumb the depths of Man or to say, “No Muslims”?

    Even beyond the obvious, that
    a) religious differences create contention,
    and
    b) big religious differences create separate tribes and seriously impede integration and hence national loyalty

    you have
    c) Islam has been the historic enemy civilization of the West for the past 1300 years.

    Really this one is a layup.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    @AnotherDad

    "Islam has been the historic enemy civilization of the West for the past 1300 years."

    It is certainly true that Muslim immigration should be banned, but it would be politically impossible --- discriminatory, racist, etc. Instead, Trump should declare a national emergency and ban ALL immigration by executive order on the very first day of his next term. After, and only after, the border is under control and 20,000,000 illegals have been deported, we can consider allowing limited legal immigration,

  55. Immigration Safety Board?? We’re way past that. Not even stopping immigration helps now, you’d need to start sending people back by the millions.

    You have to remember that everything they say about immigration is a lie, even their proposed solutions. Even if they created an “Immigration Safety Board”, it would be used to detect and bring in the worst elements possible.

    Sweden recently announced that “integration failed”. But what was their “solution”? To break up ethnic ghettoes, and bus the brown population to white areas so they “better integrate”. No more ethnic ghettoes — and no more white areas, soon. And this is sold as a “solution”, for an integration that will never happen, because human nature and society doesn’t work that way.

    As for Rushdie… His security became sloppy, or what? With attacks on random people increasing, he should know things like that could happen on a stage.

    P.S. One of the people who could actually benefit from faking his death and living under a new identity would be Rushdie, so I don’t know why they didn’t go this route years ago.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Dumbo

    "Immigration Safety Board?? We’re way past that. "

    Yeah, we're basically at the Judge Dredd point of immigration restriction.

    , @Anon
    @Dumbo


    Sweden recently announced that “integration failed”. But what was their “solution”? To break up ethnic ghettoes, and bus the brown population to white areas so they “better integrate”. No more ethnic ghettoes — and no more white areas, soon. And this is sold as a “solution”, for an integration that will never happen, because human nature and society doesn’t work that way.
     
    Do you want integration to happen? Integration would lead to the extinction of the White race.

    Replies: @Dumbo

  56. If the fatwa had been placed on Rushdie for being a smug bastard I doubt anyone would feel it was undeserved.

    But what about Anne Heche, now deceased from having driven her car into someone else’s house? The tributes that she’s getting are extraordinary. It’s not only Hollywood types (Rosanna Arquette called her “one of the great artists of our time”) but ordinary people leaving grief-filled comments on Twitter and elsewhere. In truth she had a quite undistinguished career which included the lead role in one of the worst movies ever made, Gus Van Sant’s Psycho. She was unpretty and rather strange-looking. Her public persona was unpleasant. But that doesn’t fit the story.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Joe S.Walker

    Evidently borderline people now have their admirers.

    On her way out the door, she injured a woman while doing severe damage to her house. That the woman is ambulatory and alive is something to appreciate, I guess.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Joe S.Walker

    In truth she had a quite undistinguished career

    Her greatest role was as fake-lesbian girlfriend to Ellen Degeneres, 1997 - 2000.

    Replies: @Joe S.Walker

  57. Anonymous[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    But we certainly have the resources to investigate how the immigration system screwed up enough to permit the, say, two dozen most outrageous immigration-related incidents each year.
     
    We forgot to ask them: "Are you planning on killing anyone during your stay in the United States?"

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Anonymous, @BB753

    G. K. Chesterton, writing in the 1920s, mocked the naivety of American immigration officials who assumed that criminal/subversive foreigners would identify themselves as such.

    (OTOH, immigration officials in those days were ruthless about keeping out anyone who would be an obvious burden, such as the sick. If you so much as sneezed during the medical inspection you would be immediately put back on a ship to your home country.)

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Anonymous

    Old Joke:

    Immigration Inspector at Ellis Island to immigrant: "Do you support the overthrow of the U.S. government by violence or subversion?"

    Immigrant [after long pause]: ". . . . Hmm, that's a tough one, I'm still thinking . . . "

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  58. @clifford brown

    But I want to reiterate my long-standing call for a National Immigration Safety Board modeled on the successful National Transportation Safety Board.
     
    You have to get over this idea that the government acts in the best interests of the citizenry. If you have not figured this out yet, I do not think you ever will. Screen people? We have an open southern border in which we allow in millions unscreened. Immigration is its own inherent good in the mind of the ruling class.

    https://youtu.be/SCFS3e2_hTI?t=17

    The insufferable twat Salmon Rushdie just experienced an immigrant doing a job Americans won't do. If Rushdie survives, be assured being stabbed will not cause him to change his politics. All he cares about his being lauded at Manhattan cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Danindc, @pirelli, @HOOLIGAN, @Bardon Kaldian

    So you imply that a man should be stabbed just because he’s politically stupid in some areas?

    I’ve read most of his memoir “Joseph Anton” & it is evident that Rushdie is clueless about politics, race & everything similar. Also, he’s starstruck with American glamour high society (and adjacent Europeans); he nostalgically writes about the 70s hippie years as some kind of early pinnacle of his life.

    And he is actually ignoramus about Islam as a political, ideological & social phenomenon. Rushdie is an artistic novelist without a trace of world-wisdom. At this site, he would look like a helpless child.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian


    At this site, he would look like a helpless child.
     
    Maybe he is TinyDuck.
  59. @Bardon Kaldian
    @clifford brown

    So you imply that a man should be stabbed just because he's politically stupid in some areas?

    I've read most of his memoir "Joseph Anton" & it is evident that Rushdie is clueless about politics, race & everything similar. Also, he's starstruck with American glamour high society (and adjacent Europeans); he nostalgically writes about the 70s hippie years as some kind of early pinnacle of his life.

    And he is actually ignoramus about Islam as a political, ideological & social phenomenon. Rushdie is an artistic novelist without a trace of world-wisdom. At this site, he would look like a helpless child.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    At this site, he would look like a helpless child.

    Maybe he is TinyDuck.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  60. If this were 2020 he’d be another Covid statistic not a victim of terrorism.

  61. @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross


    Never forget that Rushdie once handed a bottle of wine to his security detail, and then charged them for it.
     
    Retail?

    Replies: @J.Ross

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1040851/Salman-Rushdie-threatens-sue-bodyguard-book-calls-nasty-tight-fisted-extremely-arrogant.html

    In the book, due to be published next week by John Blake Publishing Ltd, Evans says that when officers asked to drink some bottles of red wine that they had found, Mr Rushdie wanted to charge them £45 each.

    The book also claims that when officers stayed overnight in his home, he billed the Metropolitan Police for rent of ‘at least forty quid a night for special branch officers to risk their lives to stop him being taken out by followers of the fatwa.’

  62. His family is from south Lebanon. Wagers that’s where he was born. Individual cases can always be weird outliers. The trouble is that both the immigration system and the educational system conspire to generate knots of alienated ingrates. The purveyors of ‘education’, law, and politics have it in for the rest of us.

    • Agree: West reanimator
  63. @Joe S.Walker
    If the fatwa had been placed on Rushdie for being a smug bastard I doubt anyone would feel it was undeserved.

    But what about Anne Heche, now deceased from having driven her car into someone else's house? The tributes that she's getting are extraordinary. It's not only Hollywood types (Rosanna Arquette called her "one of the great artists of our time") but ordinary people leaving grief-filled comments on Twitter and elsewhere. In truth she had a quite undistinguished career which included the lead role in one of the worst movies ever made, Gus Van Sant's Psycho. She was unpretty and rather strange-looking. Her public persona was unpleasant. But that doesn't fit the story.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Harry Baldwin

    Evidently borderline people now have their admirers.

    On her way out the door, she injured a woman while doing severe damage to her house. That the woman is ambulatory and alive is something to appreciate, I guess.

  64. Immigrants, like abortions, should be safe, legal, and rare.

    • Agree: Rob McX
  65. @Anon
    A convenient shorthand for children of immigrants is "Americans"

    Replies: @Charon, @bomag

    We are reminded of this; over, and over, and over…

  66. @Dumbo
    Immigration Safety Board?? We're way past that. Not even stopping immigration helps now, you'd need to start sending people back by the millions.

    You have to remember that everything they say about immigration is a lie, even their proposed solutions. Even if they created an "Immigration Safety Board", it would be used to detect and bring in the worst elements possible.

    Sweden recently announced that "integration failed". But what was their "solution"? To break up ethnic ghettoes, and bus the brown population to white areas so they "better integrate". No more ethnic ghettoes -- and no more white areas, soon. And this is sold as a "solution", for an integration that will never happen, because human nature and society doesn't work that way.

    As for Rushdie... His security became sloppy, or what? With attacks on random people increasing, he should know things like that could happen on a stage.

    P.S. One of the people who could actually benefit from faking his death and living under a new identity would be Rushdie, so I don't know why they didn't go this route years ago.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Anon

    “Immigration Safety Board?? We’re way past that. ”

    Yeah, we’re basically at the Judge Dredd point of immigration restriction.

  67. @Redneck farmer
    Until immigrants start killing the elite, won't happen.

    Replies: @anonymouseperson, @Achmed E. Newman, @AndrewR

    Remember that Iranian trans girl that tried to shoot up YouTube a few years ago? Of course she wasn’t very successful.

  68. This attack on Rushdie has got me worried about Larry David.

  69. @Anonymous
    Charles Murray was attacked by white upper-middle class kids.

    How about we stop immigration and do some emigration of woke-whites out of the US?

    The Mao solution. Mao sent Red Guards to the countryside to do Good work.

    All these woke white kids must be sent all around the world to help the nonwhites, like Peace Corp.

    No more white privilege for these woke kids in elite institutions. Send them to the poor folks, the wretched of the earth all around the world.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @John Pepple, @flyingtiger

    No need to send them around the world. Just send them to the collective farm.

  70. @Danindc
    @clifford brown

    Influential people read Steve and he’s trying to guide them in the right direction. Unfortunately this is the system we have currently. Rushdie, one of them, being maimed in public may get them to dial back the madness.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    As tempting as it can be to think that our ruling class is guided by nothing but sadism and hunger for power, many (if not all) of them do get high on their own ideological supply.

    In any event, terrorism in the name of Shiism is extraordinarily rare in the US. This is the first incident I’ve ever heard of. Only radical anti-Islamic and anti-immigration keyboard warriors are going to claim this incident should be a reason to change immigration policy.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @AndrewR

    Indeed, Shi'ites were the victims in the last Muslim terrorist act.

  71. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    "He should know that Muslims play the long game."

    I often wonder whether washing the feet of BLM goons is a Muslim piety. White Christians were dropping to their knees in droves during George Floyd's Summer of Shame.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Muslims historically have not been known for any special love of “abeed.” But since they rank lower on the American demographic totem pole than blacks, we can expect Muslims to know their place and stay in their lane.

  72. @War for Blair Mountain
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Block Island was a Whitetopia for years…… Been there many many times….The Viking Ferry from Montauk…..White Sharks patrol Block Island’s waters….If you wanted to get away from the encroaching shit from NYC…..and Mexico….Block Island was the place to be……And I was thinking of taking the Ferry……White Folks…..The video is a warning from the Future….

    Replies: @Technite78

    It’s hard to believe that tiny, difficult to reach Block Island has now been infested with “diversity”. Is this an indirect result of the COVID shutdowns? Are the island’s businesses so desperate for day-trippers that they were stupid enough to host a Reggae festival? Who did they think would show up?

    • Replies: @War for Blair Mountain
    @Technite78

    COVID took a toll 0n the biznesses on Block Island…..You know, Block Island during the summer is day tripping for families from Rhode Island-Long Island……..Around 5pm there is usually a band playing on the Ferry Dock…..I’ve never seen this shit before or ever hearing about this kind of shit….

    I recognize where that fight took place….it’s where the Rhode Island Speedy Hover Crafts come in…..The Rhode Island State Police we’re stepping onto the back of one of the Hover Crafts….

    John Kennedy jr and Hannah what’s her name….attended along with the Terminator for one of RFK’S daughter’s wedding-a big Kennedy Family geto-getogether-Island on Block Island….The blue crabs you eat in Block Island Restaurants had ancestors who fed on the corpse of John F Kennedy jr and his wife in a 100 feet of water….Some of us probably got John F Kennedy amino acids in our bodies……Life can be really creepy gruesome when you think about it….

    There are a lot of tagged juvenile male White Sharks that swim right off the beaches of Block Island….

    Larger point:‘the Democrats are hell bent on forcing integration on White Folks…..The Shinnecock Negros want unrestricted free access to Coopers Beach in the Town of Southampton……..And the White-Jewish billionaires(Meadow Lane) and the lesser multi-millionaires are not very unhappy about this….Actually…Meadow Lane is all billionaire Jew Hedge Fund CEOS….

    I hope the Shinnecock Negros get a good lawyer(legal bills paid for by Roger Waters over in Mecox Landing…..) and get ownership of the Shinnecock Golf Course(US Open Course)…..just to stick it to the billionaire Jews-Democratic Party donors who give the hairy Lesbian POTUS aspirant $$$$$$$$-play golf there…..

  73. Unfortunately, way too many people still believe it happened only in Rotherham, but that’s much better than not knowing about it at all.

    I’m always impressed with Mr Sailer’s depth of knowledge about the UK. He is not one of those who bloviates from ignorance. Pakistani grooming gangs were active in the 1960’s in London.

  74. @Joe S.Walker
    If the fatwa had been placed on Rushdie for being a smug bastard I doubt anyone would feel it was undeserved.

    But what about Anne Heche, now deceased from having driven her car into someone else's house? The tributes that she's getting are extraordinary. It's not only Hollywood types (Rosanna Arquette called her "one of the great artists of our time") but ordinary people leaving grief-filled comments on Twitter and elsewhere. In truth she had a quite undistinguished career which included the lead role in one of the worst movies ever made, Gus Van Sant's Psycho. She was unpretty and rather strange-looking. Her public persona was unpleasant. But that doesn't fit the story.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Harry Baldwin

    In truth she had a quite undistinguished career

    Her greatest role was as fake-lesbian girlfriend to Ellen Degeneres, 1997 – 2000.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @Joe S.Walker
    @Harry Baldwin

    That certainly got her more attention than any movie she was ever in. And when Ellen was asked this week to comment on the car crash, it was interesting to see her uncomfortable admission that she didn't see Anne Heche, having obviously had nothing to do with her for years.

  75. Don’t forget our good buddy and outstanding son of immigrants Leon Czolgosz, who assassinated President McKinley. Maybe the DC warmongers can spin the Rushdie incident into a reason to get their war on with Iran. Or is this the opening act of that campaign? Hell, lost Afghanistan, losing Ukraine, may as well go three for three!

  76. @Rob McX
    I don't know if Rushdie could have got a carry permit (he's an American citizen, but NY is is not a gun-friendly state). It could have saved him. But I'm sure he detests the Second Amendment.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Joe Stalin

    I don’t know if Rushdie could have got a carry permit (he’s an American citizen, but NY is is not a gun-friendly state). It could have saved him. But I’m sure he detests the Second Amendment.

    That’s really the job of a bodyguard.

    Can’t expect someone giving a lecture to also scan the audience for threats and be ready to quick draw.

  77. Is the Satanic Verses worth reading?

    I assumed it was a criticism of Islam but it sounds like a fictional work that involves magic.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @John Johnson

    I read it many years ago and don't remember much about it. The main thing that sticks with me is the scene describing the death of the protagonist's father, which really moved me at the time because I'd recently been through a similar experience.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @John Johnson


    Is the Satanic Verses worth reading?
     
    No.
    , @John Pepple
    @John Johnson

    Probably not. In 1984, I read Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children and loved it, and five years later when the fatwa was issued, I made a point of buying The Satanic Verses, but I can never get past the first few pages.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  78. @Anonymous
    Charles Murray was attacked by white upper-middle class kids.

    How about we stop immigration and do some emigration of woke-whites out of the US?

    The Mao solution. Mao sent Red Guards to the countryside to do Good work.

    All these woke white kids must be sent all around the world to help the nonwhites, like Peace Corp.

    No more white privilege for these woke kids in elite institutions. Send them to the poor folks, the wretched of the earth all around the world.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @John Pepple, @flyingtiger

    They did that for Jeb Bush. You have seen the results.

  79. @prosa123
    The name Burnt (or Burned) Over District has nothing to do with forest fires. It instead is a reference to the way that various 19th Century religious movements arising in the area made it seem like it was burning with religious fervor.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @anon

    Thanks, master contestant Sybil.

  80. @Harry Baldwin
    @Joe S.Walker

    In truth she had a quite undistinguished career

    Her greatest role was as fake-lesbian girlfriend to Ellen Degeneres, 1997 - 2000.

    Replies: @Joe S.Walker

    That certainly got her more attention than any movie she was ever in. And when Ellen was asked this week to comment on the car crash, it was interesting to see her uncomfortable admission that she didn’t see Anne Heche, having obviously had nothing to do with her for years.

  81. @Technite78
    @War for Blair Mountain

    It's hard to believe that tiny, difficult to reach Block Island has now been infested with "diversity". Is this an indirect result of the COVID shutdowns? Are the island's businesses so desperate for day-trippers that they were stupid enough to host a Reggae festival? Who did they think would show up?

    Replies: @War for Blair Mountain

    COVID took a toll 0n the biznesses on Block Island…..You know, Block Island during the summer is day tripping for families from Rhode Island-Long Island……..Around 5pm there is usually a band playing on the Ferry Dock…..I’ve never seen this shit before or ever hearing about this kind of shit….

    I recognize where that fight took place….it’s where the Rhode Island Speedy Hover Crafts come in…..The Rhode Island State Police we’re stepping onto the back of one of the Hover Crafts….

    John Kennedy jr and Hannah what’s her name….attended along with the Terminator for one of RFK’S daughter’s wedding-a big Kennedy Family geto-getogether-Island on Block Island….The blue crabs you eat in Block Island Restaurants had ancestors who fed on the corpse of John F Kennedy jr and his wife in a 100 feet of water….Some of us probably got John F Kennedy amino acids in our bodies……Life can be really creepy gruesome when you think about it….

    There are a lot of tagged juvenile male White Sharks that swim right off the beaches of Block Island….

    Larger point:‘the Democrats are hell bent on forcing integration on White Folks…..The Shinnecock Negros want unrestricted free access to Coopers Beach in the Town of Southampton……..And the White-Jewish billionaires(Meadow Lane) and the lesser multi-millionaires are not very unhappy about this….Actually…Meadow Lane is all billionaire Jew Hedge Fund CEOS….

    I hope the Shinnecock Negros get a good lawyer(legal bills paid for by Roger Waters over in Mecox Landing…..) and get ownership of the Shinnecock Golf Course(US Open Course)…..just to stick it to the billionaire Jews-Democratic Party donors who give the hairy Lesbian POTUS aspirant \$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$-play golf there…..

  82. @AnotherDad
    @J.Ross


    Why on earth would you even say the word “investigate” when you can simply “restrict”? Which is simpler, to plumb the depths of Man or to say, “No Muslims”?
     
    Even beyond the obvious, that
    a) religious differences create contention,
    and
    b) big religious differences create separate tribes and seriously impede integration and hence national loyalty

    you have
    c) Islam has been the historic enemy civilization of the West for the past 1300 years.

    Really this one is a layup.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks

    “Islam has been the historic enemy civilization of the West for the past 1300 years.”

    It is certainly true that Muslim immigration should be banned, but it would be politically impossible — discriminatory, racist, etc. Instead, Trump should declare a national emergency and ban ALL immigration by executive order on the very first day of his next term. After, and only after, the border is under control and 20,000,000 illegals have been deported, we can consider allowing limited legal immigration,

    • Agree: J.Ross
  83. Anon[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dumbo
    Immigration Safety Board?? We're way past that. Not even stopping immigration helps now, you'd need to start sending people back by the millions.

    You have to remember that everything they say about immigration is a lie, even their proposed solutions. Even if they created an "Immigration Safety Board", it would be used to detect and bring in the worst elements possible.

    Sweden recently announced that "integration failed". But what was their "solution"? To break up ethnic ghettoes, and bus the brown population to white areas so they "better integrate". No more ethnic ghettoes -- and no more white areas, soon. And this is sold as a "solution", for an integration that will never happen, because human nature and society doesn't work that way.

    As for Rushdie... His security became sloppy, or what? With attacks on random people increasing, he should know things like that could happen on a stage.

    P.S. One of the people who could actually benefit from faking his death and living under a new identity would be Rushdie, so I don't know why they didn't go this route years ago.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Anon

    Sweden recently announced that “integration failed”. But what was their “solution”? To break up ethnic ghettoes, and bus the brown population to white areas so they “better integrate”. No more ethnic ghettoes — and no more white areas, soon. And this is sold as a “solution”, for an integration that will never happen, because human nature and society doesn’t work that way.

    Do you want integration to happen? Integration would lead to the extinction of the White race.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @Anon

    Well, that's my point really, which you didn't seem to understand. Spreading out the immigrant ghettos and mixing them with the white zones is neither practical nor good for anyone.

  84. The ruling class of England is directly responsible for the MUSLIM RAPE GANGS that have killed, raped and brutalized young ladies in England for decades. The evil ruling class of England has used the mass importation of non-Europeans and other foreigners as a weapon to crush the chance that the English patriots of modest means could fight back against globalization and financialization.

    The Bank of England has conducted monetary policy in a way that rewards the evil English ruling class and makes globalization and financialization possible. The importation of Muslims and other non-Europeans was designed to break down cultural cohesion amongst the ordinary people of England so the ruling class money-grubbers could concentrate wealth and power.

    The evil English ruling class is selling the regular people of England a fake story of their country so that the ruling class can steal the real nation.

    The City of London financial district has turned itself into one of the largest money laundering sites in the world. The evil English ruling class has benefited from the foreignization effects of the City of London and the Bank of England.

    The evil ruling class of England is just as vile as the evil ruling class of the American Empire.

    English patriots and American patriots must topple their ruling classes. Brexit and Trump are just the beginning.

  85. Rushdie was attacked by a religious fundamentalist. Christian evangelicals are religious fundamentalists. Christian fundamentalists vote for Trump. Therefore, Trump attacked Rushdie. And, the attack on Rushdie is just like overturning Roe. Trump’s attack on Rushdie is an attack on women.
    Look for the NYT editorial coming soon…

  86. @Rob McX
    I don't know if Rushdie could have got a carry permit (he's an American citizen, but NY is is not a gun-friendly state). It could have saved him. But I'm sure he detests the Second Amendment.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Joe Stalin

    NY is is not a gun-friendly state

    Did you see that idiot NY governor? Even her podium said: “Up yours, NY residents! You ain’t got NO gun rights, Stupid Monkeys!!!”

    Now that the USSC has ruled on at least SOME gun rights exit in NYS, all the gun stores and 2A activists need to start ALL the new gun owners on a new track: repeal ALL the gun control laws that the Cosmopolitans have foisted upon them for over a 100 years. Yea, all the licensing, the “fees,” assault rifles bans, whatever. You should have an active phone tree calling ALL the gun controllers telling them to go fish.

    Make it 365/24/7… after all, the NYT, NY Post, all the garbage media have been driving this stuff since before The Great War.

    It’s the Age of the Internet, and information distribution is dirt priced.

    Just Do It!

  87. On the grooming gangs if I remember correctly it was actually the senior Labour MP Jack Straw who broke the dam a bit more than ten years’ ago. Straw represented a constituency, Blackburn, with a substantial Pakistani population but also one of the few to elect far right Councillors in the 1970s. When Straw was speaking out the BNP was starting to make some progress and my theory is that politicians worked out that it was stupid to only have the BNP reliably reporting these things (the BBC at the same time started giving much more airtime to UKIP, which may have been coincidental but the BNP certainly didn’t think so).

  88. @John Johnson
    Is the Satanic Verses worth reading?

    I assumed it was a criticism of Islam but it sounds like a fictional work that involves magic.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Pepple

    I read it many years ago and don’t remember much about it. The main thing that sticks with me is the scene describing the death of the protagonist’s father, which really moved me at the time because I’d recently been through a similar experience.

  89. @Anonymous
    @Hypnotoad666

    G. K. Chesterton, writing in the 1920s, mocked the naivety of American immigration officials who assumed that criminal/subversive foreigners would identify themselves as such.

    (OTOH, immigration officials in those days were ruthless about keeping out anyone who would be an obvious burden, such as the sick. If you so much as sneezed during the medical inspection you would be immediately put back on a ship to your home country.)

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Old Joke:

    Immigration Inspector at Ellis Island to immigrant: “Do you support the overthrow of the U.S. government by violence or subversion?”

    Immigrant [after long pause]: “. . . . Hmm, that’s a tough one, I’m still thinking . . . ”

    • LOL: AnotherDad
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Hypnotoad666


    Old Joke:

    Immigration Inspector at Ellis Island to immigrant: “Do you support the overthrow of the U.S. government by violence or subversion?”

    Immigrant [after long pause]: “. . . . Hmm, that’s a tough one, I’m still thinking . . . ”
     

    Unfortunately, the joke was on us. It was subversion all the way. And it wasn't the US government they wanted to overthrow, it was us.
  90. In Wake of Salman Rushdie Stabbing, It’s Time for a National Immigration Safety Board to Review Outrages

    Hopefully to determine why some turd like Salman Rushdie was living in these United States.

    • Agree: Liza, anonymouseperson
  91. @Hypnotoad666
    @Anonymous

    Old Joke:

    Immigration Inspector at Ellis Island to immigrant: "Do you support the overthrow of the U.S. government by violence or subversion?"

    Immigrant [after long pause]: ". . . . Hmm, that's a tough one, I'm still thinking . . . "

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Old Joke:

    Immigration Inspector at Ellis Island to immigrant: “Do you support the overthrow of the U.S. government by violence or subversion?”

    Immigrant [after long pause]: “. . . . Hmm, that’s a tough one, I’m still thinking . . . ”

    Unfortunately, the joke was on us. It was subversion all the way. And it wasn’t the US government they wanted to overthrow, it was us.

  92. @John Johnson
    Is the Satanic Verses worth reading?

    I assumed it was a criticism of Islam but it sounds like a fictional work that involves magic.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Pepple

    Is the Satanic Verses worth reading?

    No.

    • Thanks: John Johnson
  93. anon[914] • Disclaimer says:

    I was listening to a radio interview with Rushdie not long ago . In part of the interview he was saying Third World immigration into the West was positive. He cited an immigrant Turkish couple , who came up with the Pfizer vaccine and saved the world , as an example.

    He wouldn’t have been stabbed by a crazed immigrant if The US had a sensible immigration policy

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
  94. It’s strange when you look back on the Rushdie affair when it first took off in 1989. It was framed as a battle between freedom of expression and backward religious fundamentalism. And many conservatives in Britain were leaning towards the latter side.

    Paul Johnson wanted the matter resolved by passing an anti-blasphemy law as soon as possible. AN Wilson also expressed sympathy for those who wanted the book banned. In retrospect, it looks strange how clueless people could be.

    Quite a few conservatives at that time regarded Pakistani Muslims as a kind of model minority with a healthy work ethic. Maybe it was because their only encounters with them consisted of buying stuff in Pakistani corner shops which conveniently stayed open long after the supermarkets were shut.

    There were plenty of grooming gangs active at that time, but the lazy media didn’t look into the matter. Pakistanis probably looked OK when compared to the most visible non-white minority in Britain at the time, Caribbean blacks, with their high levels of violent crime, unemployment, drug use and mental illness.

  95. When I saw yesterday that Rushdie had been stabbed, the fatwa affair seemed so remote that for a minute or two I couldn’t even remember when it had happened, what decade it belonged to. If the fatwa hadn’t been declared I’m sure The Satanic Verses would be just another largely-forgotten literary novel now.

  96. @AndrewR
    @Danindc

    As tempting as it can be to think that our ruling class is guided by nothing but sadism and hunger for power, many (if not all) of them do get high on their own ideological supply.

    In any event, terrorism in the name of Shiism is extraordinarily rare in the US. This is the first incident I've ever heard of. Only radical anti-Islamic and anti-immigration keyboard warriors are going to claim this incident should be a reason to change immigration policy.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Indeed, Shi’ites were the victims in the last Muslim terrorist act.

  97. @HOOLIGAN
    @clifford brown

    Patrician Anglo-Indian literary figure at Mahatten cocktail parties and New Yorker book panels? Who'd have thought it?

    Replies: @CCG

    There’s nothing Anglo about Rushdie, both his parents were Kashmiri Muslims. His father was kicked out from the Indian Civil Service (ICS) in disgrace.
    https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/cover-story/revealed-after-76-yrs-rushdies-dads-secret-humiliation-in-london/articleshow/16179053.cms?

  98. The creation of a National Immigration Safety Board is a brilliant and necessary idea, and the reasons why it will not be implemented form a dismal catalogue of the failures of America’s intellectual class.

    The first question the Board would have to consider is how much immigration the country needs. The actual answer is zero, or even negative, but this answer would be politically unacceptable. The Board would therefore not be permitted to have an opinion on the scale of immigration. It would also be forbidden from discussing who should make that decision, because public opinion is at odds with the interests of business and the political classes.

    Next, are immigrants from some places more or less suitable than others? Suppose it could be shown that ten times as many Muslims as infidels commit serious crimes. This would be a valid reason to greatly restrict immigration by Muslims; but it would be pointed out that nevertheless a large majority of Muslims do not commit serious crimes. Restrictions would also prevent the CIA from offering the reward of US citizenship to its collaborators in the oil states of the Persian Gulf.

    The Board would also find it impossible to discuss the creation of an ethnic underclass/overclass by immigration from countries or castes with low/high IQ. IQ is unmentionable, and in particular we must insist that any correlation with race is a fault of the metric, which is therefore worthless. Despite the fact that race does not exist, we must not do anything that has a disparate impact on people of different races. And the members of at least one ethnic overclass absolutely do not want such matters discussed in public, or even in private.

    Would there be anything else left for the Board to do? Possibly only to serve as cheerleaders for immigration itself.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @James N. Kennett

    "The Board" is supposed to be U.S. Congress. The fact that some people are aspiring for extra-constitutional mechanisms not answerable to people's elected representatives suggests may be democracy has failed in some areas and some people long for authoritarianism.

    Replies: @James N. Kennett

  99. Learned recently that the Satanic verses are what the Muzzies call a part of their prophet’s output that contradicted earlier things he had said, and which he later claimed he said while under the control of a demon, a period which lasted a few months. Really interesting stuff, all the more so that I hadn’t heard of it before.

    I think the more thoughtful ones tend to find it an embarrassing episode, and so I suspect that Mr. Rushdie drawing attention to previously obscure dirty laundry is at least part of the reason the response was so over the top.

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @Gabe Ruth


    Learned recently that the Satanic verses are what the Muzzies call a part of their prophet’s output that contradicted earlier things he had said, and which he later claimed he said while under the control of a demon,
     
    Apparently the most outrageous thing he said during this period was “Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man.”
  100. @John Johnson
    Is the Satanic Verses worth reading?

    I assumed it was a criticism of Islam but it sounds like a fictional work that involves magic.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Pepple

    Probably not. In 1984, I read Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children and loved it, and five years later when the fatwa was issued, I made a point of buying The Satanic Verses, but I can never get past the first few pages.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @John Pepple

    Probably not. In 1984, I read Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children and loved it, and five years later when the fatwa was issued, I made a point of buying The Satanic Verses, but I can never get past the first few pages.

    I guess I'll pass then.

    I don't care for fiction and especially not anything that contains magic.

    We have enough magic believers in the mainstream and as such I have a hard time taking the time to read something like Harry Potter for adults.

    I probably read around 200 articles a month but can take half a year to read a fictional work. My wife is convinced that isn't normal but what does she know.

  101. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    It's Time for a National Immigration Safety Board
     
    Indeed.

    https://twitter.com/NewportBuzz/status/1557104896817643520

    Op-ed in The Boston Globe:


    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/opinion/open-mass-beaches-everyone-with-buses/

    Open Mass. beaches to everyone — with buses

    Much of our state’s iconic coastline is effectively off-limits except to a select few. Here’s a way to change that.
     

    Also in The Boston Globe

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/09/metro/block-island-ferry-brawl-leads-several-arrests-minor-injuries-plenty-questions/

    Block Island Ferry brawl leads to several arrests, minor injuries, and plenty of questions

    Videos taken by passengers show members of the Coast Guard boarding the ferry, which was bringing people back from the island after a crowded festival at Ballard’s Beach Resort on Monday

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/metro/new-shoreham-town-council-may-strip-ballards-beach-resorts-liquor-entertainment-license-after-fights-there-block-island-ferry/
     

    From WJAR:

    https://turnto10.com/news/local/seven-arrested-two-hospitalized-in-block-island-ferry-fight-rhode-island-august-9-2022


    https://turnto10.com/resources/media/3ecb89de-76bb-4f79-8a82-3747e71def8a-medium16x9_5PMOPENBIFIGHT_frame_189.jpeg


    Top Row: Jacob Dorbor (arrested on Block Island), Michael Carvalho, Laurie Cassandra, Trent Manning. Bottom row: Abdou Njie, Deavon Silva, Miguel Silva, Chevron Towns.
     

    State police arrested the following people in connection with the ferry brawl:

    • Michael Carvalho, 26, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Cassandra R. Laurie, 30, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of obstructing an officer
    • Chevron R. Towns, 20, of Providence, arraigned on a weapons charge
    • Abdou Njie, 37, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Trent Manning, 32, of Providence, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Deavon Silva, 20, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct
    • Miguel G. Silva, 36, of Pawtucket, arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct

    All had pending court appearances in Washington County District Court.

    State police also arrested Jacob Dorbor, 30, of Providence, for disorderly conduct after troopers were called to Ballard’s for reports of a disturbance at about 6:30 p.m.
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Ron Mexico, @War for Blair Mountain, @Ghost of Bull Moose

    That’s Rhode Island, which is a rare eastern state with almost no wilderness, just sprawling suburbs, but relatively few blacks and black-run or predominantly black areas.

    It has a very low crime rate, but blacks still manage to carry out a great portion of it. The Dominicans who move there to work the benefits and services angle do their fair share. Most of the Italians are too old to thug it up like they used to.

  102. • Replies: @Eric Novak
    @Guest007

    Was Diabeto responsible for the house fire too?

    Replies: @Guest007

  103. @JohnnyWalker123
    Damn.

    https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1558248991103631362

    https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1558262057341894656


    After hours of surgery, Rushdie was on a ventilator and unable to speak on Friday evening after an attack condemned by writers and politicians around the world as an assault on the freedom of expression.

     


    "The news is not good," Andrew Wylie, his book agent, wrote in an email. "Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged."

     

    Replies: @Charon, @MGB

    One Iranian official told the official news agency IRNA that he was convinced the attack on Rushdie was a US “false flag” operation.

    “Isn’t it odd that as we near a potential nuclear deal, the US makes claims about a hit on Bolton, and then this happens?” said Mohammad Marandi, a senior advisor to the Iranian delegation attending talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. Marandi was referring to the foiled assassination attempt on former US national security adviser John Bolton, which resulted in US government charges against a 45-year-old Iranian man, still at large, who is allegedly linked to the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Revelations of the plot against Bolton came shortly after four Iranians were charged with the attempted kidnapping of Masih Alinejad, an Iranian human rights activist based in New York.

    Yeah, lose an eye. He’ll be more famous than ever, what with his swashbuckling eye patch as the perennial losers gin up a war with Iran.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @MGB

    “Isn’t it odd that as we near a potential nuclear deal, the US makes claims about a hit on Bolton, and then this happens?” said Mohammad Marandi, a senior advisor to the Iranian delegation attending talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.

    Marandi is correct. The Rushdi plot should be seen another propaganda campaign to FORCE Iran to sign JCPOA and the racists do not see the reasons behind ALL these 'terror" plot including Bolton, a zionist mass murderer who supported the assassinations of Iranian Generals and Scientists like many racists in the west and apartheid entity.

    [Revelations of the plot against Bolton came shortly after four Iranians were charged with the attempted kidnapping of Masih Alinejad, an Iranian human rights activist based in New York.]

    Alinejad is a zionist propagandist in the service of CIA/mosad spread her lies on VOA, BBC and 'Iran Internation' a saudis outlet funded by the Butcher MBS. She has faked 2 terror plots for the past two years with FBI support and definitely she is a candidate for elimination by FBI to frame Iran, similar to 9/11 designed and staged by US/Israel, then Afghanistan and Bin Laden were FRAMED.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Drw0NNV_w8

  104. @Gabe Ruth
    Learned recently that the Satanic verses are what the Muzzies call a part of their prophet's output that contradicted earlier things he had said, and which he later claimed he said while under the control of a demon, a period which lasted a few months. Really interesting stuff, all the more so that I hadn't heard of it before.

    I think the more thoughtful ones tend to find it an embarrassing episode, and so I suspect that Mr. Rushdie drawing attention to previously obscure dirty laundry is at least part of the reason the response was so over the top.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

    Learned recently that the Satanic verses are what the Muzzies call a part of their prophet’s output that contradicted earlier things he had said, and which he later claimed he said while under the control of a demon,

    Apparently the most outrageous thing he said during this period was “Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man.”

  105. Anon[769] • Disclaimer says:
    @MGB
    @JohnnyWalker123


    One Iranian official told the official news agency IRNA that he was convinced the attack on Rushdie was a US “false flag” operation.

    “Isn’t it odd that as we near a potential nuclear deal, the US makes claims about a hit on Bolton, and then this happens?” said Mohammad Marandi, a senior advisor to the Iranian delegation attending talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. Marandi was referring to the foiled assassination attempt on former US national security adviser John Bolton, which resulted in US government charges against a 45-year-old Iranian man, still at large, who is allegedly linked to the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Revelations of the plot against Bolton came shortly after four Iranians were charged with the attempted kidnapping of Masih Alinejad, an Iranian human rights activist based in New York.
     
    Yeah, lose an eye. He’ll be more famous than ever, what with his swashbuckling eye patch as the perennial losers gin up a war with Iran.

    Replies: @Anon

    “Isn’t it odd that as we near a potential nuclear deal, the US makes claims about a hit on Bolton, and then this happens?” said Mohammad Marandi, a senior advisor to the Iranian delegation attending talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.

    Marandi is correct. The Rushdi plot should be seen another propaganda campaign to FORCE Iran to sign JCPOA and the racists do not see the reasons behind ALL these ‘terror” plot including Bolton, a zionist mass murderer who supported the assassinations of Iranian Generals and Scientists like many racists in the west and apartheid entity.

    [Revelations of the plot against Bolton came shortly after four Iranians were charged with the attempted kidnapping of Masih Alinejad, an Iranian human rights activist based in New York.]

    Alinejad is a zionist propagandist in the service of CIA/mosad spread her lies on VOA, BBC and ‘Iran Internation’ a saudis outlet funded by the Butcher MBS. She has faked 2 terror plots for the past two years with FBI support and definitely she is a candidate for elimination by FBI to frame Iran, similar to 9/11 designed and staged by US/Israel, then Afghanistan and Bin Laden were FRAMED.

  106. @Hypnotoad666

    But we certainly have the resources to investigate how the immigration system screwed up enough to permit the, say, two dozen most outrageous immigration-related incidents each year.
     
    We forgot to ask them: "Are you planning on killing anyone during your stay in the United States?"

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Anonymous, @BB753

    Actually, older US border forms filled by tourists with a visa included questions like: do you intend to kill the president of the USA and have you ever been a member of the communist party?

  107. @epebble
    National Immigration Safety Board

    It is there. It is USCIS (previously INS). See items 25-45 of https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-485.pdf

    The problem is: Most Legal Immigrants have lower propensity per capita towards criminal behavior. Most of the crimes are by illegal immigrants and those born in U.S. about whom another USCIS will not be more effective. We should demand much stricter employer enforcement (e.g., Universal E-Verify).

    Replies: @bomag

    Thanks.

    But Steve wants an agency that can investigate and suggest measures to avoid Rushdie attacks.

    Most Legal Immigrants have lower propensity per capita towards criminal behavior.

    We should expect zero from any immigrant.

    An investigative board can look at welfare participation; job performance; civic participation; etc.

  108. Anon[102] • Disclaimer says:

    [Official government reports are crucial to getting the media to talk about immigration-related embarrassments.]

    First the racists should fuck off from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, and 200 other countries and then shut up. Are you blind? You are going down the tube like the evil British empire. Why the evil empire keep the right to have more than 1000 military bases around the world and you are shut up and go along with it? Why US/Israel/Britain the axis of evil keep the right to assassinate and kill whoever they want at any time they want and you are silent racists?

    What do you think about 9/11 that US/Israel designed and implemented that killed 3000 American people? Why are you silent? Your criminal acts around the world have caused immigration dummies. Talk about American immigration into other 100 countries, racists!!!!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anon


    First the racists should fuck off from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, and 200 other countries and then shut up.
     
    These invasions, military operations, and occupations are needed to subdue opposition to the Zionist entity.
  109. @John Pepple
    @John Johnson

    Probably not. In 1984, I read Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children and loved it, and five years later when the fatwa was issued, I made a point of buying The Satanic Verses, but I can never get past the first few pages.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Probably not. In 1984, I read Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children and loved it, and five years later when the fatwa was issued, I made a point of buying The Satanic Verses, but I can never get past the first few pages.

    I guess I’ll pass then.

    I don’t care for fiction and especially not anything that contains magic.

    We have enough magic believers in the mainstream and as such I have a hard time taking the time to read something like Harry Potter for adults.

    I probably read around 200 articles a month but can take half a year to read a fictional work. My wife is convinced that isn’t normal but what does she know.

  110. @James N. Kennett
    The creation of a National Immigration Safety Board is a brilliant and necessary idea, and the reasons why it will not be implemented form a dismal catalogue of the failures of America's intellectual class.

    The first question the Board would have to consider is how much immigration the country needs. The actual answer is zero, or even negative, but this answer would be politically unacceptable. The Board would therefore not be permitted to have an opinion on the scale of immigration. It would also be forbidden from discussing who should make that decision, because public opinion is at odds with the interests of business and the political classes.

    Next, are immigrants from some places more or less suitable than others? Suppose it could be shown that ten times as many Muslims as infidels commit serious crimes. This would be a valid reason to greatly restrict immigration by Muslims; but it would be pointed out that nevertheless a large majority of Muslims do not commit serious crimes. Restrictions would also prevent the CIA from offering the reward of US citizenship to its collaborators in the oil states of the Persian Gulf.

    The Board would also find it impossible to discuss the creation of an ethnic underclass/overclass by immigration from countries or castes with low/high IQ. IQ is unmentionable, and in particular we must insist that any correlation with race is a fault of the metric, which is therefore worthless. Despite the fact that race does not exist, we must not do anything that has a disparate impact on people of different races. And the members of at least one ethnic overclass absolutely do not want such matters discussed in public, or even in private.

    Would there be anything else left for the Board to do? Possibly only to serve as cheerleaders for immigration itself.

    Replies: @epebble

    “The Board” is supposed to be U.S. Congress. The fact that some people are aspiring for extra-constitutional mechanisms not answerable to people’s elected representatives suggests may be democracy has failed in some areas and some people long for authoritarianism.

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
    @epebble

    Like the National Transportation Safety Board, the proposed institution would be created by an Act of Congress, and if it lapsed into authoritarianism it could be terminated by Congress.

  111. We need a total immigration moratorium, Steve. Your idea would have been a positive step 30 years ago, but go ahead and float it anyway.

  112. @Guest007
    Another candidates for the immigration safety board.

    https://www.pahomepage.com/news/breaking-news/multiple-people-injured-at-nescopeck-fire-fundraiser/


    https://www.pahomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/91/2022/08/IMG_6047-1-1.jpg

    Replies: @Eric Novak

    Was Diabeto responsible for the house fire too?

    • Replies: @Guest007
    @Eric Novak

    That is not know as of Aug 14 2022 but is highly suspected.

  113. “But we certainly have the resources to investigate how the immigration system screwed up enough to permit the, say, two dozen most outrageous immigration-related incidents each year“

    Compared to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who enter our shores and become one of U.S.

  114. If an Immigration Safety Board operates like the Transportation Safety Board, does that mean they can proclaim certain models dangerous and send them all to the crusher?

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Curmudgeon

    Do you gullible people know that the so called 'attacker' was BORN and RAISED in the violent society of America full of American mass murderers who have massacred people and children in schools, Malls, Night clubs, grocery stores, department stores, theater and other places? Police shooting of unarmed people on a daily basis.

    Who designed and staged the terror of 9/11 dummies? It was US/Israel killed 3000 American to invade Islamic countries, 7 countries in 5 years, to kill millions of Muslims and made millions as refugees.
    Do you think before writing your lies here like the author of this trash piece? Why don't you talk about American immigration into other 200 countries, over 1000 military basis around the world, numerous assassination of other countries leaders, killing of thousands of children through sanctions and bombs, killing of journalists, scientists of other nations.

    You are either racists or gullible, the choice is yours.

    Replies: @Curmudgeon

  115. Anon[310] • Disclaimer says:
    @Curmudgeon
    If an Immigration Safety Board operates like the Transportation Safety Board, does that mean they can proclaim certain models dangerous and send them all to the crusher?

    Replies: @Anon

    Do you gullible people know that the so called ‘attacker’ was BORN and RAISED in the violent society of America full of American mass murderers who have massacred people and children in schools, Malls, Night clubs, grocery stores, department stores, theater and other places? Police shooting of unarmed people on a daily basis.

    Who designed and staged the terror of 9/11 dummies? It was US/Israel killed 3000 American to invade Islamic countries, 7 countries in 5 years, to kill millions of Muslims and made millions as refugees.
    Do you think before writing your lies here like the author of this trash piece? Why don’t you talk about American immigration into other 200 countries, over 1000 military basis around the world, numerous assassination of other countries leaders, killing of thousands of children through sanctions and bombs, killing of journalists, scientists of other nations.

    You are either racists or gullible, the choice is yours.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    @Anon

    Just where, in my comment, did I refer to any of what you attribute to me? What lies have I told in asking a question? A 10 year old could recognize my comment as satire.
    I am fully aware of US malfeasance, just as I am aware that there are 3 sides to a story, one of them being the truth. Every government on the face of the planet lies and does harm to people in some way shape or form. If you are gullible enough to think there aren't others, including Muslims out there who don't seek to do harm to people, so be it. WTF did Serbia or Russia, both attacked by Muslim extremists/mercenaries, have to do with the American crimes you list? Do the ongoing border clashes and civilian attacks that India has with Pakistan and China have anything to do with US bombing?
    I fully admit to being a racist - someone who understands there are differences between races and that in some circumstances, one race is better at some things, but not inherently better overall. If you are lost in the Arctic, who do you want to help you, an Inuit or a Zulu? I'm not into love, trust and pixie dust. I live in the real world where bad things happen whether you want them to happen, or not.

  116. @Anon
    [Official government reports are crucial to getting the media to talk about immigration-related embarrassments.]

    First the racists should fuck off from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, and 200 other countries and then shut up. Are you blind? You are going down the tube like the evil British empire. Why the evil empire keep the right to have more than 1000 military bases around the world and you are shut up and go along with it? Why US/Israel/Britain the axis of evil keep the right to assassinate and kill whoever they want at any time they want and you are silent racists?

    What do you think about 9/11 that US/Israel designed and implemented that killed 3000 American people? Why are you silent? Your criminal acts around the world have caused immigration dummies. Talk about American immigration into other 100 countries, racists!!!!

    Replies: @Anonymous

    First the racists should fuck off from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, and 200 other countries and then shut up.

    These invasions, military operations, and occupations are needed to subdue opposition to the Zionist entity.

  117. @Eric Novak
    @Guest007

    Was Diabeto responsible for the house fire too?

    Replies: @Guest007

    That is not know as of Aug 14 2022 but is highly suspected.

  118. @Alden
    Rushdie will lose an eye severely injured liver damaged nerves. Even if he had a gun I doubt a man of Rushdie’s age could have been able to shoot a hyped up testosterone adrenaline volcano 24 year old on a mission from Allah. Assassin is 24 doubt he read the heretical pages in Rushdie’s book.

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Rushdie will lose an eye severely injured liver damaged nerves.

    Rushdie’s life will be quite physically diminished in his remaining last years. I like how BoJo tweeted out a spirited defense of free speech in the wake of this attack and Count Dankula replied, “Your government arrests people for tweets.” The Count Dankula reply-tweet got far more likes and retweets than BoJo’s hypocritical message.

    I read The Satanic Verses a few years ago and was struck at how relatively tame the criticism of Mohammed or God was but the attacks on the British police were savage and undeserving, especially in light of the fact that said British police then protected Rushdie for many years.

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
    @duncsbaby


    I read The Satanic Verses a few years ago and was struck at how relatively tame the criticism of Mohammed or God was but the attacks on the British police were savage and undeserving, especially in light of the fact that said British police then protected Rushdie for many years.
     
    Before The Satanic Verses, Rushdie had made a career out of hatred of British institutions, especially the government of Margaret Thatcher. Like many on the British left, he had talked himself into believing that Britain was the worst and most intolerant place on earth, and Thatcher was the worst of all possible rulers. Cue surprise when he discovers that a person 3,000 miles away is far more dreadful, and can have him killed simply by declaring that he is sentenced to death.

    I have not read The Satanic Verses, but a reviewer mentioned that in one of the most offensive passages the narrator discusses the relative merits of the four prostitutes at the local brothel. The four had the same names as the wives of the Prophet - something that I probably would not have noticed, but would have been obvious and highly offensive to any Muslim reader.

  119. @epebble
    @James N. Kennett

    "The Board" is supposed to be U.S. Congress. The fact that some people are aspiring for extra-constitutional mechanisms not answerable to people's elected representatives suggests may be democracy has failed in some areas and some people long for authoritarianism.

    Replies: @James N. Kennett

    Like the National Transportation Safety Board, the proposed institution would be created by an Act of Congress, and if it lapsed into authoritarianism it could be terminated by Congress.

  120. @Anon
    @Dumbo


    Sweden recently announced that “integration failed”. But what was their “solution”? To break up ethnic ghettoes, and bus the brown population to white areas so they “better integrate”. No more ethnic ghettoes — and no more white areas, soon. And this is sold as a “solution”, for an integration that will never happen, because human nature and society doesn’t work that way.
     
    Do you want integration to happen? Integration would lead to the extinction of the White race.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    Well, that’s my point really, which you didn’t seem to understand. Spreading out the immigrant ghettos and mixing them with the white zones is neither practical nor good for anyone.

  121. @Anon
    @Curmudgeon

    Do you gullible people know that the so called 'attacker' was BORN and RAISED in the violent society of America full of American mass murderers who have massacred people and children in schools, Malls, Night clubs, grocery stores, department stores, theater and other places? Police shooting of unarmed people on a daily basis.

    Who designed and staged the terror of 9/11 dummies? It was US/Israel killed 3000 American to invade Islamic countries, 7 countries in 5 years, to kill millions of Muslims and made millions as refugees.
    Do you think before writing your lies here like the author of this trash piece? Why don't you talk about American immigration into other 200 countries, over 1000 military basis around the world, numerous assassination of other countries leaders, killing of thousands of children through sanctions and bombs, killing of journalists, scientists of other nations.

    You are either racists or gullible, the choice is yours.

    Replies: @Curmudgeon

    Just where, in my comment, did I refer to any of what you attribute to me? What lies have I told in asking a question? A 10 year old could recognize my comment as satire.
    I am fully aware of US malfeasance, just as I am aware that there are 3 sides to a story, one of them being the truth. Every government on the face of the planet lies and does harm to people in some way shape or form. If you are gullible enough to think there aren’t others, including Muslims out there who don’t seek to do harm to people, so be it. WTF did Serbia or Russia, both attacked by Muslim extremists/mercenaries, have to do with the American crimes you list? Do the ongoing border clashes and civilian attacks that India has with Pakistan and China have anything to do with US bombing?
    I fully admit to being a racist – someone who understands there are differences between races and that in some circumstances, one race is better at some things, but not inherently better overall. If you are lost in the Arctic, who do you want to help you, an Inuit or a Zulu? I’m not into love, trust and pixie dust. I live in the real world where bad things happen whether you want them to happen, or not.

  122. @duncsbaby
    @Alden


    Rushdie will lose an eye severely injured liver damaged nerves.

     

    Rushdie's life will be quite physically diminished in his remaining last years. I like how BoJo tweeted out a spirited defense of free speech in the wake of this attack and Count Dankula replied, "Your government arrests people for tweets." The Count Dankula reply-tweet got far more likes and retweets than BoJo's hypocritical message.

    I read The Satanic Verses a few years ago and was struck at how relatively tame the criticism of Mohammed or God was but the attacks on the British police were savage and undeserving, especially in light of the fact that said British police then protected Rushdie for many years.

    Replies: @James N. Kennett

    I read The Satanic Verses a few years ago and was struck at how relatively tame the criticism of Mohammed or God was but the attacks on the British police were savage and undeserving, especially in light of the fact that said British police then protected Rushdie for many years.

    Before The Satanic Verses, Rushdie had made a career out of hatred of British institutions, especially the government of Margaret Thatcher. Like many on the British left, he had talked himself into believing that Britain was the worst and most intolerant place on earth, and Thatcher was the worst of all possible rulers. Cue surprise when he discovers that a person 3,000 miles away is far more dreadful, and can have him killed simply by declaring that he is sentenced to death.

    I have not read The Satanic Verses, but a reviewer mentioned that in one of the most offensive passages the narrator discusses the relative merits of the four prostitutes at the local brothel. The four had the same names as the wives of the Prophet – something that I probably would not have noticed, but would have been obvious and highly offensive to any Muslim reader.

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