News – Terror Attack In the UK

This is something Pat Condell didn’t really cover.

I know I am flogging the dead horse but really? There are still people who follow him and do so with a huge amount of respect for his “truthiness”.

He’s a staunch warrior against the Islamification of Britain, never mind that most atheists in the UK kind of dislike the fundie Islamicist irrespective of our sexual preference. [Read more…]

Stories about Boston that Simply Are Not True

I have one retraction to print.

Yesterday I wrote an article dealing with Mike Adams and the vulture brigade circling the tragedy of Boston to twist it to their own purpose and to flog the fantasy of oppression and secret conspiracies.

I have to retract the notion that there was a third bomb. There was in fact an completely unrelated fire which was treated as a bomb because of the fears of further explosions. The notion that it was a third bomb at the Library was entirely fictitious. So I was looking around and wanted to check a few other “stories” going around. From the BBC’s news reporting we can affirm that there are some other “fantasies”.

1. Man planned to propose to his girlfriend who died in the attack before he could

2. Woman running for Sandy Hook or from Sandy Hook is killed. Sometimes the legend is that it’s one of the children who survived Sandy Hook

3. Iraqi War Veteran Killed (There is even one instance of it where the Iraqi War Vet was disabled and lost a second leg at Boston)

4. Race Organisers will Donate for Retweets. This one is as Stupid as it sounds. The account doing this was disabled

These are just some of the major ones buggering about. The usual false flag/conspiracy theorist groups aside.

And someone beat the conspiracy theorists to the punch and did something good on the Internet. They purchased and left a simple message to remember the victims and those affected by the attack rather than constructing grandiose conspiracy theories.

Age of Kali – Hyderabad

It’s pretty quiet, the majority of the people are staying home today. The few shops that are open have few people in them.

My cases were not as astonishing as the scenes from yesterday. Cuts and bruises, headaches and fevers. My job is relief. Fresh meat for the grinder and a warm body who can still stand vigil over the sick while the heroes from yesterday get rest. Don’t… I know what I am doing and I know what they are doing and yesterday was a day no should ever have to have. It is the price for fanaticism. It is the price for unquestionable faith in any god.

When people from Bangladesh suggested that Taslima and other Atheists were apostates and were tarnishing the reputation of Islam then what do they consider this? These are the men who are the “purest” of muslims are they not? These are the men who will dominate your country. This is the price you will have to keep paying because rather than create an equal society you wish for a one based on the Quran. In a theocracy, the fundamentalist is king.

It is believed that these bombs were strapped to messenger bicycles. These are the kind that are seen everywhere in India. From the ride of the newspaper wallah to the ice cream man. To the dhobi, the iron man and the cobbler. It is the ride of the spice merchant and the milkman and now it is the chosen vehicle of the terrorist.  The humble bicycle. How can you even defend against that? What next? Rollerblades? Hah! It certainly would put the Rad in Radical Islam!

The blame game has started out here to find out who’s at fault. The fact of the matter is that these kinds of attacks cannot be “defended against”. How long can you fortify one particular target? What if they simply go to another target? How many humans can you search in a country of 1.2 billion? How many cars? Buses? Autos? Bicycles? How long?

The fact of the matter is that these explosives could have done a lot lot more damage. If rumours are to be believed there were other devices that failed to explode today. But then again? People aren’t sure if there were 2 or 3 bombs…

The fault is believed to lie in the hands of the Indian Mujahadeen who are a local terror outfit whose sole purpose is the formation of a new Indian Islamic State. They have been funded by organisations such as the ISI (Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency) in the past and are one of the major sore points in the relationships between the two countries.

Jihadi war has come again to India with more than a dozen dead and more than a hundred injured.

There are stories like that of Vijay, Rajashekar, Harish and Sapna. Other names I have heard are Izad, Ramulu, Ali, Andalu, Krishnakanth, Rafi and Tirupati. All young men and women cut down in their prime. People ask why should you mention the names of those who die. Because I would rather the names of those who suffer live on in our minds than the names of the people who do this.

Let’s not beat around the bush. We call those who commit such crimes “Cowards” not because they are cowards but because they refuse to engage us in a straight fight. We can fight a straight fight, what we are fighting is a shadowy figure that manipulates it’s pawns. Terrorism is the hydra and cutting it’s heads off only stalls for time. You need to strike at it’s heart. The people who are the foot soldiers… the arms of terror if you will are also youths just like these victims. They are both victims in different ways. Their horrid faith and their ghastly leaders inculcate this hatred in them. They grab the desperate and disillusioned and give them purpose. And that purpose is to kill. The only truth in war is that it always is young men killing young men for reasons that often are pointless.

In fact the majority of the casualties are youths. This was an attack on the young men and women who are the future of India. And as the news filters in of stories you cannot help but worry as to how India will respond. Will there be the repeat of the horrors that made me the atheist I am today, or will India rise above that. But the damage is done. There is a tangible feeling of bravado to cover up the very real fear of fighting a shadow war.

And one story in this entire tragedy would be funny if it weren’t so tragic. There is a man called Mirza Abdul Wasey who nearly died in 2007, when the Indian Mujahadeen last brought terror to Hyderabad. He was injured again by the same group’s actions last night.

Sometimes you just have to laugh. Or you might just go crazy…