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Thomas the Train re-launches with “inclusive” and “gender-balanced” friends

Thomas the Train…where’s his gay friend?

Is it really that inclusive if there’s no homosexual or transgender train?

From Daily Mail: Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an ‘inclusive’ gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.

The new series of the animated show about Thomas the Tank Engine and his Steam Team will see the beloved locomotive leave his home in Sodor to travel the world for the first time. He will meet other trains including Ashima from India, Yong Bao from China and Shane from Australia.

Now called Thomas And Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!, the brand’s biggest relaunch in its 73-year history will aim to appeal to a wider global audience.

There will also be a new theme tune for the show, a faster-paced format, increased humour and music, fantasy elements and dream sequences.

For the first time in the series’ history, Thomas will discover new countries and cultures by travelling to China, India and Australia.

The Steam Team, the core group of trains on the fictional island of Sodor, will now comprise three male and three female characters. Long-running favourites Percy, Gordon, James and Emily will be joined by additions Nia and Rebecca, along with Thomas.

Other new female characters, described by show bosses as ‘strong girl characters’, include Isla, an Australian flying doctor plane, Noor Jehan, a royal express engine from India, Hong-Mei, a number one blue tank engine from China, and female railway controller Charubala, from India.

Another first for the show will see Thomas talk directly to the audience to narrate it himself.

Ian McCue, senior producer at Thomas And Friends, said: ‘The show has undergone an evolution to remain relevant for the next generation of parents and children by opening up the world of Thomas And Friends so children can discover the world around them while being entertained.

The changes and new additions of characters and geographies will make the show more entertaining, inclusive and global – whilst ensuring all the favourite characters and storylines that fans around the world love remain at the heart of the action.’

Thomas the Tank Engine was created more than 70 years ago by Reverend Wilbert Awdry as part of his Railway Series of books, which have become a global brand including TV programmes, films, toys and live attractions.

Awdry’s granddaughter, Claire Chambers, welcomed the changes to the franchise, saying she thinks he would be ‘very happy’ with them. ‘If the gender-balanced Steam Team encourages more girls to maintain an interest then that can only be a good thing,’ she said.

The programme’s redevelopment included a collaboration with the UN Department of Public Information’s Creative Community Outreach Initiative to develop content inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals appropriate for a pre-school audience while in keeping with the Thomas And Friends brand.

Thomas And Friends will air daily from September 3 at 7am on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

DCG

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German judge uses multiculturalism to acquit Muslim Turk of violent rape

Germany is reaping the harvest of multiculturalism: moral relativism.
A female judge in Brandenburg, one of the 16 federated states of Germany, acquitted a Muslim man of raping a non-consenting woman for four hours, on the grounds that according to the defendant’s Turkish culture, it was not rape, but merely “wild sex”.

According to a Google Translation of Jürgen Lauterbach’s report, “Sex mit Gewalt, aber keine Vergewaltigung (Sex with violence, but no rape),” for the April 20, 2017 edition of the German-language Brandenburg daily newspaper Märkische Allgemeine, on the night of August 18, 2016, the victim — a young woman from the town of Plaue in central Germany — went to the 23-year-old defendant’s apartment in downtown Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg, to buy drugs.

After the man and woman took the drug methamphetamine or speed, the defendant indicated he wanted to have sex with the woman. The woman testified in court that she refused, saying that he was “not her type”.

The defendant then dragged the woman by her arm, “threw her on the bed” and pushed her head between the metal bars of the headboard. The woman cried “stop!” and resisted the man by scratching him on his back. But she told the court that “at some point,” she “gave up”.

The man “entered her” several times. The whole ordeal ended after four hours when the man received a phone call and “suddenly had to leave”. The woman was so disabled by the “violent sex” that she “could not run properly for the next two weeks”.

Saying that “I believe [defendant] Mrs. G’s every word” — that the woman did not give her consent to the defendant who had “taken her by force” — the judge nevertheless acquitted the defendant of rape because she believed the accused when he said the wild sex was amicable, and that he “probably did not know what he was doing to her”. 

In court, the decisive question that determined the judge’s ruling was asked of the victim: “Could it be that the defendant thought you agreed to the sex?”

The victim replied that it could be because, given “the mentality” of the defendant’s “Turkish culture,” she could not tell whether he viewed the rape that she was experiencing to be rape, or whether he saw it as just “wild sex”.

The defendant had denied from the beginning that he raped the woman, insisting that he would not do such a thing since he himself has a mother and a sister.

And so the judge ruled that no conviction is possible because the prosecution had not demonstrated an intention to rape.

Reporter Jürgen Lauterbach points out that a study in 2014 by the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony found that German courts have convicted only 8.4% of rape cases.

H/t PJMedia
~Eowyn

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Do You Know Anyone Who Is Going To Hell?

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What is hell?
We’re told that it’s a place of utter anguish and torment. An eternal destination for those who turn their backs on God and reject the Ten Commandments. Imagine the most painful, the most degrading, the most unspeakable torture you can imagine, multiply it by a thousand, and it probably will not come close to the reality of hell.
Flesh-eating demons, eternal fire, the stench of sulfur…
There’s no sleeping in hell. No rest or reprieve from continuous suffering and agony. And it lasts forever.
So who goes to hell?
Those who commit murder are going to hell.
Those who lie and deceive in order to gain money or political power are going to hell. (Anyone come to mind?)
Those who practice abortion are going to hell.
Those who knowingly vote for Democratic candidates who legislate for abortion are going to hell.
Those who peddle pornography are going to hell, including most mainstream television, movies, and magazines.
Those who dress or pose immodestly, drawing others to sin, are going to hell.
Those who have sold their souls in exchange for fame and success are going to hell.
Those who legislate or resort to subterfuge in an effort to disarm the American people are going to hell.
Those who work to remove God, prayer, and Christianity from schools and society are going to hell.
Those who abuse their positions of religious or spiritual leadership with false teachings of progressivism, multiculturalism, diversity, and socialism are going to hell.
Those who teach our children and pollute their minds with false teachings of progressivism, multiculturalism, diversity, and socialism are going to hell.
Those who live off the work of others, while refusing to work themselves, are dangerously close to going to hell.
Those who promote and encourage racism through diversity, multiculturalism, and socialist policies are dangerously close to going to hell.
Those who are angry and indignant at reading this because they recognize themselves are most likely going to hell, if they don’t change.
Do you know anyone who is going to hell?

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KFC capitulates to Muslims: No alcohol-based hand-wipe for you!

This is why the UK –and all of western Europe — is going down the tubes.
By their “multiculturalism,” immigration policy, accommodation to Muslims, and turning away from Christianity (regular church attendance is in the single digits), these birthplaces of western civilization are willingly committing cultural suicide.

The KFC branch in Leicester

The KFC branch in Leicester


Martin Fricker reports for the (UK) Mirror, Sept. 29, 2014, that a customer was refused a hand-wipe in a halal-only KFC branch of the fast food giant in Leicester, England, because the hand-wipe contained alcohol.
Graham Noakes, 41, was stunned when staff said they could not provide him with a wipe because they are soaked in alcohol – which is banned in Islam. KFC bosses confirmed the policy was genuine.
Naokes said: “They told me it might offend other customers. I explained that it wouldn’t affect me. In fact – I told them I like alcohol, so it wouldn’t bother me in the slightest. When they wouldn’t give me one, I was disgusted. I will never be going to KFC again. Why shouldn’t I be allowed a wipe for my hands? They use wipes in hospital, what happens when we start being told we can’t have wipes there? I just can’t understand it.”
Ironically, Graham, from Birmingham, was working in Leicester on the construction of new Muslim community center in the city’s Highfields district.
Halal is the Arabic word for ‘lawful’ and relates to what is allowed in the context of Islamic law – but is often used in conjunction with the issue of how meat is dealt with.
It is thought the Leicester KFC is waiting for its stock of alcohol-based wipes to be replaced with lemon-based wipes.
A KFC spokesman said the company had been running a halal-only trial since 2010, in “areas where there has been demand from our customers.” As a result “a small number of products from our usual menu are not available,” with the Leicester branch deciding not to stock wet wipes that contain alcohol. “Wherever possible, we have taken steps to ensure that our halal restaurants are close to a non-halal store to cater to all of our customers’ needs. In this case, customers wanting a non-halal option can visit our nearby restaurant in Braunstone.”
Suleman Nagdi, spokesman for the Leicester-based Federation of Muslim Organisations, described the policy as “bizarre”. He said: “I know alcohol is prohibited in the Muslim community, but I don’t understand why you can’t use hand-wipes – there’s nothing wrong with it. Using alcohol doesn’t mean you’re consuming it. It seems like an unusual decision to be made. In fact, it sounds bizarre.”
Noting that such decisions potentially provoked some people to start “lashing out” at the Muslim community, Nagdi said, “I’ve never come across anything like this before. KFC have made a commercial decision to do this, and now the Muslim community will face backlash.”
In a second statement, KFC said: “Our alcohol-based hand wipes are approved for use in all our restaurants, including those who are part of the halal trial. There was a misunderstanding at the store in question, but the wipes are now being used again. We’re sorry for the customer’s experience.”
H/t Clash Daily
~Eowyn

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US Postal Service Christmas ad omits Christmas

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It’s not even Thanksgiving, but the War on Christmas 2013 has already begun.

According to a December 2012 Gallup Poll, Christians are still the overwhelming majority of Americans, at 77%; only 1.7% of Americans identify their religious preference as Jewish; Kwanzaa isn’t even considered by Gallup as a religion. Including Mormons as Christians, Gallup concluded that “The United States remains a largely Christian nation; more than nine in 10 Americans who have a religious identity are affiliated with a Christian religion.”
And yet a U.S. Postal Service advertisement to sell “holiday stamps” omits a Christmas or Christian-themed message, yet includes portrayals of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, and the wholly made-up “African-American” holiday, Kwanzaa.

Maulana KarengaRonald Everett, aka Maulana Karenga

In 1966, a black American named Ronald Everett, who later changed his name to Maulana Karenga, concocted Kwanzaa. Everett/Karenga founded a black power organization called US (meaning “Us black people”) which was committed to armed struggle and the establishment of a separate political structure for African-Americans. In 1971, Karenga was sentenced to one to ten years in prison on counts of felonious assault and false imprisonment. Despite all that, Everett/Karenga, now 72, is the Chair of the Africana Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach.
The USPS Christmas ad contains the text: “Don’t forget your holiday stamps. You’ll find them at your nearest post office or on eBay.” Below the text are pictures of three stamps:

  • A candle holder with nine lighted candles, emblazoned with the word “Hanukkah.”
  • A gingerbread house.
  • A colorful symbol over an open book, above the block-type word “Kwanzaa.”

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Reactions to the ad were swift and strident. A sample on Twitter:

  • RennaW tweeted: “Don’t forget those three American holidays: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and … gingerbread house”; “What happened to Christmas?”;  “Oh yeah, because Christians celebrate the Holy Day of Gingerbread House, seriously? This is awful”; and “I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very merry Gingerbread House.”
  • Chris Barnhart tweeted: “Shhhhhhh! We can’t say the “C” word.”
  • BossyMother tweeted: “oh yeah, because Christians celebrate the Holy Day of Gingerbread House, seriously? this is awful.”

A postal office worker jumped into the Twitter fray to explain: “The holiday stamp collection varies each year. We do have the Holy Family, Virgin & Child, Santa & Poinsettia stamps.”
Indeed, the USPS still offers Christmas-themed stamps with religious themes. Make sure you ask for those stamps at your local gingerbread post office.
Source: The Blaze
~Eowyn

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Leftwing Lunacy: White paper is racist!

In many ways, the Brits are way worse than America in their socialism and politically-correct multicultural tyranny.
According to Anne O’Connor, an “early years education consultant” who advises local schools in the UK on “equality and diversity,” children should be provided paper in all colors to draw on, instead of the standard white paper because white paper is racist.
And witches in fiction and movies should not be depicted in black hats because that’s racist also.

Anne O'Connor Anne O’Connor looks like a witch even without a raaacist black hat

From The Telegraph:

From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children’s books, witches have always dressed in black.
But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism.
Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades.
Another staple of the classroom – white paper – has also been questioned by Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.
Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in “the full range of flesh tones”, reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.

Finally, staff should be prepared to be economical with the truth when asked by pupils what their favourite colour is and, in the interests of good race relations, answer “black” or “brown”.
The measures, outlined in a series of guides in Nursery World magazine, are aimed at avoiding racial bias in toddlers as young as two.
According to the guides, very young children may begin to express negative and discriminatory views about skin colour and appearance that nursery staff must help them “unlearn”.
If children develop positive associations with dark colours, the greater the likelihood that the attitude will be generalised to people, it says.
The advice is based on an “anti-bias” approach to education which developed in the United States as part of multiculturalism.
It challenges prejudices such as racism, sexism and ageism through the whole curriculum and teaches children about tolerance and respect and to critically analyse what they are taught and think.
Ms O’Connor, who has worked with Newham and Tower Hamlets local authorities and recently devised equality material for Lancashire council’s Sure Start, early years and childcare service, said the approach developed children’s empathy and helped early years teachers to explore their own conditioning and possible prejudices.
“This is an incredibly complex subject that can easily become simplified and inaccurately portrayed. There is a tendency in education to say ‘here are normal people and here are different people and we have to be kind to those different people’, whether it’s race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or faith.
“What we hope to do is help practitioners put themselves in the shoes of the child or the parents who is considered different. What we want for future generations is a sense of self that does not deny everyone else’s sense of self.
She added that helping to develop empathy in children should be central to the curriculum and not an add on or tick box exercise.
“People who are feeling defensive can say ‘well there’s nothing wrong with white paper’, but in reality there could be if you don’t see yourself reflected in the things around you,” she said.
“As an early years teacher, the minute you start thinking, ‘well actually, if I give everyone green paper, what happens’, you have a teaching potential.
“People might criticise this as political correctness gone mad. But it is because of political correctness we have moved on enormously. If you think that we now take it for granted that our buildings and public highways are adapted so people in wheelchairs and with pushchairs can move around. Years ago if you were in a wheelchair, then tough luck. We have completely moved and we wouldn’t have done that without the equality movement.”
Margaret Morrissey, a spokeswoman for the Parents Outloud campaigning group disagrees. She said: “I’m sure these early years experts know their field but they seem to be obsessed about colour and determined to make everyone else obsessed about it too. Not allowing toy witches to wear black seems to me nonsense and in the same vein as those people who have a problem with ‘Bar Bar Black Sheep’ or ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Children just see a sheep in a field, whether it be black, grey, white or beige. I have worked with children for 41 years and I don’t believe I have ever met a two year old who was in any way racist or prejudice.”
However, recent research by Professor Lord Winston provides evidence that children as young as four can hold racist views. In an experiment carried out for the BBC’s Child of our Time series, children were presented with a series of images of faces of men, women, boys or girls. Only one of the faces in each sequence was white.
Children were asked to pick out the face of the person they wanted as their friend and the person they thought would be most likely to get in to trouble.
Almost all white children in the survey associated positive qualities exclusively with photographs of white children or adults. More than half of the black children made the same associations.
In contrast, people with darker faces were viewed as troublemakers.
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The above Telegraph article provoked 655 comments from readers. I just love this one by Alex J. Napier Holland:

Sadly I’m struggling to read your comments, as I have just painted my iMac’s screen in brown paint because the Telegraph’s white background was making me think about killing black people. I can’t read anything anymore, but am sure I will sleep well tonight because I’m – now – such a great, tolerant guy!

H/t Clash Daily
~Eowyn

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Is there a Mi Cha El Mey Er?

Muslim classroom

A true story.
During attendance call on the first day back at school in Bradford, England, a teacher began calling out the names of the pupils:
“Mustafa El Ekh Zeri?”
“Here.”
“Achmed El Kabul?”
“Here.”
“Fatima Al Chadoury?”
“Here.”
“Abdul Alu Ohlmi?”
“Here.”
“Mohammed Ibn Achrha?”
“Here.”
“Mi Cha El Mey Er?”
Silence in the classroom.
“Mi Cha El Mey Er?”
Continued silence as everyone looked around the room. She repeated, “Is there any child here called Mi Cha El Mey Er?”
A boy stood up and said, “Sorry, Miss, I think that’s me. It’s pronounced Michael Meyer.”

Just remember that Europe today is America tomorrow!
H/t my sis-in-law Shireen.
~Eowyn

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Wake the Hell Up, America. We're Next – But Not On Our Watch!

Gee, look how well Multiculturalism has worked in Europe:

“Multiculturalism has encouraged Muslim radicalism and Sharia law. It’s leading to a new tribalism — groups organizing along religious and ethnic lines. In cities across Europe, only the police stand in the way of open street warfare between groups…. France has some 750 no-go zones. The French government labels them “sensitive urban zones.” But what they are is dangerous to whites and non-Muslims who enter.”

Pay attention to the last guy in this video on his projection for future.
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~Eowyn & Steve
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Klavan on the Culture: The Road to Hell

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~LTG

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An Elegy to Detroit

I would change Mr. Wooldridge’s title for his opinion essay to “How the Left and Right Together Detroyed Detroit” — the Left, with the welfare state, multiculturalism, and irresponsible unionism; and both the Left and the Republicorp Right with their aiding and abetting of illegal immigration and their support of big corporations’ outsourcing exporting of jobs and the resultant hollowing out of America’s manufacturing industries.
Here are some facts on Detroit, from Wiki:

  • Detroit was the United States’ 11th largest (most populous) city in 2009, with 910,920 residents.
  • In 2007, 33.8% of Detroit’s residents were below the poverty level, the highest among large U.S. cities.
  • As of the 2000 census, the city’s racial makeup was 81.6% Black, 12.3% White, and 5% Hispanic (mostly Puerto Rican and Mexican).
  • 31.6% of households in Detroit were headed by a female with no husband present; only 26.7% of households were married couples living together.
  • Detroit was the 3rd most dangerous U.S. city in 2009, according to a study by the CQ Press, using population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI.

H/t my friend Robert W.
~Eowyn
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How Immigration and Multiculturalism the Left and Right Destroyed Detroit
By Frosty Wooldridge – October 5, 2009
For 15 years, from the mid 1970s to 1990, I worked in Detroit, Michigan. I watched it descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school truancy, car-jacking, gangs, and human depravity. I watched entire city blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars, trucks, buses, and school yards. Trash everywhere!
Detroiters walked through it, tossed more into it, and ignored it. Tens of thousands, and then hundreds of thousands today exist on federal welfare, free housing, and food stamps!
With Aid to Dependent Children, minority women birthed eight to 10, and in one case, one woman birthed 24 children as reported by the Detroit Free Press, all on American taxpayer dollars.
A new child meant a new car payment, new TV, and whatever mom wanted. I saw Lyndon Baines Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ flourish in Detroit. If you give money for doing nothing, you will get more hands out taking money for doing nothing.
Mayor Coleman Young, perhaps the most corrupt mayor in America, outside of Richard Daley in Chicago, rode Detroit down to its knees… He set the benchmark for cronyism, incompetence, and arrogance. As a black man, he said, “I am the MFIC.” The IC meant “in charge”. 
You can figure out the rest. Detroit became a majority black city with 67 percent African-Americans. 
As a United Van Lines truck driver for my summer job from teaching math and science, I loaded hundreds of American families into my van for a new life in another city or state.
Detroit plummeted from 1.8 million citizens to 912,000 today.  At the same time, legal and illegal immigrants converged on the city, so much so, that Muslims number over 300,000. Mexicans number 400,000 throughout Michigan, but most work in Detroit. As the whites moved out, the Muslims moved in.
As the crimes became more violent, the whites fled. Finally, unlawful Mexicans moved in at a torrid pace. Detroit suffers so much shoplifting that grocery stores no longer operate in many inner city locations. You could cut the racial tension in the air with a knife! 
Detroit may be one of our best examples of multiculturalism: pure dislike, and total separation from America.
Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan, paid for by Saudi Arabia oil money. High school flunk out rates reached 76 percent last June, according to NBC’s Brian Williams. Classrooms resemble more foreign countries than America. English? Few speak it! The city features a 50 percent illiteracy rate and growing. 
Unemployment hit 28.9 percent in 2009 as the auto industry vacated the city. In Time Magazine’s October 4, 2009, “The Tragedy of Detroit: How a great city fell, and how it can rise again,” I choked on the writer’s description of what happened. “If Detroit had been ravaged by a hurricane, and submerged by a ravenous flood, we’d know a lot more about it,” said Daniel Okrent. “If drought, and carelessness had spread brush fires across the city, we’d see it on the evening news every night.” 
Earthquake, tornadoes, you name it, if natural disaster had devastated the city that was once the living proof of American prosperity, the rest of the country might take notice. 
But Detroit, once our fourth largest city, now 11th, and slipping rapidly, has had no such luck. Its disaster has long been a slow unwinding that seemed to remove it from the rest of the country. 
Even the death rattle that in the past year emanated from its signature industry brought more attention to the auto executives than to the people of the city, who had for so long been victimized by their dreadful decision making.” 
As Coleman Young’s corruption brought the city to its knees, no amount of federal dollars could save the incredible payoffs, kick backs, and illegality permeating his administration. I witnessed the city’s death from the seat of my 18-wheeler tractor trailer because I moved people out of every sector of decaying Detroit. 
“By any quantifiable standard, the city is on life support. Detroit’s treasury is $300 million short of the funds needed to provide the barest municipal services,” Okrent said. “The school system, which six years ago was compelled by the teachers’ union to reject a philanthropist’s offer of $200 million to build 15 small, independent charter high schools, is in receivership. The murder rate is soaring, and 7 out of 10 remain unsolved. Three years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, unemployment in that city hit a peak of 11%. In Detroit, the unemployment rate is 28.9%. 
…The ultimate fate of Detroit will reveal much about the character of America in the 21st century. If what was once the most prosperous manufacturing city in the nation has been brought to its knees, what does that say about our recent past? And if it can’t find a way to get up, what does that say about our future?”
As you read in my book review of Chris Steiner’s book, “$20 Per Gallon”, the auto industry won’t come back. Immigration will keep pouring more, and more uneducated third world immigrants from the Middle East into Detroit, thus creating a beachhead for Islamic hegemony in America. If 50 percent illiteracy continues, we will see more homegrown terrorists spawned out of the Muslim ghettos of Detroit. Illiteracy plus Islam equals walking human bombs.
You have already seen it in Madrid, Spain; London, England and Paris, France with train bombings, subway bombings and riots. As their numbers grow, so will their power to enact their barbaric Sharia Law that negates republican forms of government, first amendment rights, and subjugates women to the lowest rungs on the human ladder. We will see more honor killings by upset husbands, fathers, and brothers that demand subjugation by their daughters, sisters and wives. Muslims prefer beheadings of women to scare the hell out of any other members of their sect from straying. 
Multiculturalism: what a perfect method to kill our language, culture, country, and way of life.

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