“We need to kill them, we need to kill them. The radical muslim terrorist hell-bent on killing us. You’re in danger, I’m in danger. We’re at war and this is not going to stop. After this week’s brutal terror attacks in France, hopefully everybody now gets it and there’s only one group that can stop this war, the muslims themselves. Our job is to arm those muslims to the teeth, give them everything they need to take out these Islamic fanatics. Let them do the job and when they do, we need to simply… look the other way.”
Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News at the weekend.
Fox News host calls for mass murder of Islamists in unhinged rant (Vox)
Judge Jeanine Pirro
Naked cycling in Cork in 2011
For anyone interested in freedom of speech/expression in Ireland I think it’s worth reading this gem (below) which I dug out from an old email explaining why the World Naked Bike Ride was cancelled in Dublin in 2011 (but for some reason given the go ahead in Cork).
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 Subject: Re: Dublin Bike Ride; ‘The team have failed to get Garda clearance to hold the ride as planned on Friday. The Gardai were quite firm saying that they would prevent the ride from taking place. The main reason for this is that the public may become upset because of naked/seminaked cyclists riding the public streets of Dublin. In their opinion this could lead to assaults taking place. The Gardai feel that they have to uphold law & order for all citizens even if this is a minority ( those few that may get upset as seeing naked / semi nakedcyclists ) They weren’t even willing to accept the ride going ahead if riders wore underwear. That could lead to upset as well. However the Gardai wouldn’t have a problem if the naked bike ride was held in private away from the public streets. The Dublin Naked Bike Team will be looking into the legal situation of holding the ride at sometime in the future.’
Templemore logic at its finest. Ireland: where #JeSuisCharlie doesn’t even extend to getting on a bicycle in your underpants.
Pic: Cork Independent
Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 this morning
Thanks Anna Bates
Yesterday in Paris
Reporters Without Borders, a nonprofit crusader for free speech, accused “predators of press freedom” of coming to Paris to advance their own agendas.
“We must demonstrate our solidarity with Charlie Hebdo without forgetting all the world’s other Charlies,” the group’s secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It would be unacceptable if representatives of countries that silence journalists were to take advantage of the current outpouring of emotion to try to improve their international image and then continue their repressive policies when they return home.”
Specifically, Reporters Without Borders said it was “appalled” by the presence of leaders from countries like Egypt, Russia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, all of which score woefully low on the RWB’s press freedom index.
Solidarity, hypocrisy in march on the streets of Paris (MarketWatch) Thanks Judith Goldberger
Des L writes:
I’m no conspiracy theorist, etc, etc. but can you ask Mark Dennehy [Broadsheet-reading firearms expert] if he could examine and explain the footage of the policeman being shot by an AK47 in Paris…
Pierre Brancon of Reuters tweetz:
‘The cover of next week’s Charlie Hebdo, published by remaining staff….’