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  1. Yes it has stinky, the world might've changed considerably but has islam? Even way back then, some muslim intellectuals and moderates realised the danger in not modernising their faith and fearful of the threat they themselves faced from fundamentalists intent on following the books to the letter. Apostates still face violence and the ultimate punishment of death for leaving or even questioning the faith. In the Middle East and Asia, this fundamentalism has barely moved on. Many millions of people still follow the hadiths to the letter, those few who fail to do so face barbaric treatment of scripturally-inspired violence. Women in islam are still subjugated, having half the value of a man and some punished for being raped or killed horribly in the name of 'honour.' Innocent muslim girls are still being mutilated by FGM, forced into child marriage to old men. Christians and Jews (apes and monkeys no less) all second-class citizens and face danger every day. This is the reality that has been continually glossed-over. Great. As long as they can pay their way and bring with them a work ethic and essential skills and respect our culture, what's not to like? But I'd say this little rock wouldn't be their first choice. I might change my view on having refugees here if Daphne could present a clear plan, costings projection, etc, but she hasn't. She's put this motion forward on idealism without thinking it through and expecting everyone to comply through guilt or virtue.
  2. In her recent MR interview, Daphne says we should accommodate, "a small number of refugees" without actually indicating how many is a small number. Would it be 10 families? 20? How many Daphne? How large might these families be? Are we looking at 50 people? 100? 200? She never says! Maybe if she was a little clearer and definitive on the detail of what she's proposing people might consider looking at the feasibility of her outpourings more seriously...
  3. Isn't this exactly the same as the 'islamophobia' tactic in the current political climate? The term actually originates from c1910, used in a thesis by islamic philosopher, Alain Quellien. His thesis suggests it was a term first used by liberal Muslims and muslim feminists who saw islamic fundamentalism as a threat to modernisation. Was he a facist? Read his stuff, make your own mind up.
  4. One man's rude and offensive arse is another man's shit storm...
  5. Dangerous? To whom, exactly?
  6. So you can use insults and feel it's ok? Boomer, racist, islamophobe, right whinger, erm, what else lurks in the repertoire? Oh yeah, 'gammon', that's another. And there's also the unguarded yet subtle antisemitism. Yes they all annoy me greatly, hopefully as much as 'dickhead' upsets you.
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    Just William

    The best one of all was 'Biggles Flies Undone'
  8. Pull your pants up and get used to it...
  9. Adult discussion? It's impossible when the professional offence-takers and virtue-signalling lefties on here read stuff that makes them wet their pants. I respond in kind to provocative and contemptuous posts. It's as if you lot are frightened by opinion that doesn't toe your line and must be silenced immediately, usually via accusations of racism, islamophobia and virtual thuggery. I'm not having it. You, the corporal and the stormtrooper just can't believe people don't think like you do and deserve "punishment" (oh Britten!) for their individualism. So utterly predictable.
  10. Haha, Britten, just knew you'd be along, offended and trite. If you want me "punished" report me.
  11. It's worth revisiting Ashfords statement, back in October last year, in which he indicates that partnering with experienced private health care providers already established in the UK NHS is a consideration for Nobles...
  12. The conversation is over because you say so, is it? Ha! You keep accusing me of stuff I'll keep responding. Why have you brought food banks in to this all of a sudden? Another ploy to paint me as you like eh? I don't know anyone, personally, who uses a food bank, why would I? It's probably embarrassing enough for people who have to use them in the first place. Why would I want to know someone elses business? I feel for them, recognise their desperation because I've been impoverished and starving myself years ago, relying on charity to survive so I understand the utter sadness and embarrassment of being in that situation. Typical small-mindedness, what you don't know you'll invent, or try to, and you know fuck all about me and naively assume a great deal.
  13. I've no guilt, none whatsoever. "islamophobia" A word created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons. Like you...
  14. Ah, inevitably, playing the race card. Used to quell discussion. Conversation over I guess.
  15. Funnier than you'll ever be fella...
  16. IoM newspapers have recently been seen to pursue FoI's, seeking answers to policy-making and the integrity of governance. It's a start. Aren't facebookers already voicing their opinions?
  17. Your posts suggest otherwise. What about the other Arab countries, oil-rich, swimming in wealth, plenty of living room in close proximity which could be offered up without forcing those in need to be at the mercy of people-trafficking, facing long and dangerous journeys? There are questions to be answered of that, no? So you think the Isle of Man has the infrastructure to help? Why are people "thick" and "callous" because their wish would be to help their own first? Fact is, we have local families that need assistance, assistance this government fails to provide. Gawne summed it up years ago by saying we needed to act to maintain a presence on the world stage. Superficial tokenism.
  18. You feel responsible. You want others to feel responsible. The reality is, we're not responsible. Should you feel compelled to help, do so but slagging others who don't feel like you do is bit off. Why don't the Arab countries dig in their very deep pockets and help? Why no safe havens in the sandpit for those escaping war? Why do some Arab nations specifically exclude refugees drom other nations, no matter how desperate their plight?
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    Polly Lolly

    Poached egg on a buttered crumpet.
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    Just William

    You keep trotting this out, Sid. Don't we all know elections really make no difference? Likely as not she'll be voted back in on her dubious virtue-signalling, if anything. She'll be seen as a 'decent' choice. The cardigan and sensible shoes go a long way on this Isle...
  21. Why are you making capital punishment an issue corporal? It'll never be brought back in, everyone for or against knows it. Have you got a hang over this morning
  22. For the benefit of Gobbags everywhere, "There's a boat in the morning" in arabic...
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