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RED POPPIES ARE NOT CHRISTIAN…

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 9:36 am

poppy.jpgI wonder what you make of the comments from the director of Ekklesia, Jonathan Bartley, who has claimed that although a symbol of hope, the red poppy was not a good Christian symbol because it implied redemption can come through war?  

"The Christian tradition, and specifically the crucifix, have a great deal in common with the poppy,"

He made this wild claim in an article for this week’s edition of the Anglican newspaper The Church Times.

Now then – let’s be kind and assume that poor Bartley is just plain daft. But one has to wonder why the Anglican Church itself gives this puerile nonsense such a platform at this time of the year? Are they just trying to boost declining readership by permitting liberal driven controversy into the headlines? Or, might it be that those at the top of the Anglican Church also share Bartley’s distaste for the Red Poppy?

Wearing the Red Poppy is an expression of remembrance, of solemnly honouring those in our Armed Forces who have given their lives that we may be free.  There is a section within the apostate Anglican Church that is unrelentingly pacifist, that opposes the idea that we might actually have to fight for our liberties. They would do better to wear white flags than white poppies.

POLL DANCING…

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 9:03 am

The Northern Ireland Office – the propaganda wing of the UK Government here in Northern Ireland – just loves polls. Over the years it has been responsible for an endless series of polls that show..whatever it wishes to be shown. During the run-up to the Belfast Agreement – polls in rags such as the Belfast Telegraph were regularly used to try and influence public opinion.


So guess what – out comes a NEW poll today telling us that …more than half of the people in a BBC survey for Hearts and Minds (natch) support the so-called St Andrew’s Agreement.


And the detail? Well, 46% of DUP members support it, 32% don’t. (Has someone told Bertie Ahern – he’s been boasting around 90% of the DUP rank and file endorse it?) Of the UUP, 51% support – 49% don’t.


So, Unionism is massively fractured over the plan to put into place the Belfast Agreement Part Two. Good.


With around a third of it’s own members opposing the plan, and that’s according to the strictly pro-Agreement BBC,  I wonder will Peter Robinson and his henchmen continue to push for its implementation? 


When is the right time to sit in power with terrorists?


I would say NEVER – I wonder will the DUP say March 2007.

The Green Shoots of Common Sense

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 8:59 am

I never thought I’d live to see the day!  Cameron’s Conservative Party is actually proposing something I agree with.  The Tories are to set out their plans to deal with mass immigration into the UK, arguing that strict quotas will be put on those who come here from outside the European Union.  Although I favour a twenty-year moratorium on all immigration coupled with rigorous measure to expel illegal aliens, those who come here with the intention of deliberately making this society their ideological enemy (and that includes descendants of the same), and people from first-generation immigrant communities convicted of serious crimes, there is at least some effort in finally paying attention to what has become one of the biggest causes of concern to British people over the last number of years.

In the UK we have a smaller immigrant community than several European countries.  France, the Irish Republic and Germany have larger ethnic populations in ratio; Italy has a similar number; whilst Spain and Portugal are expected to overtake the UK in the number of non-nationals in the next five-to-ten years.  However, what I think singles out this country from the rest is the pathetic way immigrant and ethnic issues and culture are shoved down the throats of the rest of us who live here.

Take the Irish Republic as an example.  10% (and growing) of the population is effectively ‘non-Irish’.  Yes, there are outlets in cities catering for, say, the nutritional culture of these communities.  What you don’t have is an RTE Asian Network; posters from public sector bodies with the (here in the UK it is almost obligatory) sprinkling of ethnic faces just to show how ‘wonderfully multi-racial’ society is; interminable broadcasts about ethnic culture and way of life, etc.

A similar situation exists in Italy.  Believe me, there is no shortage of immigrants there.  At the same time television news, culture and the printed media are not awash with stories indulging the same.  In the case of most European countries the norm is to promote the national indigenous ethos above all else.  In Britain, too many of both the Left and Right in UK politics have been apologising and eradicating the same for a long time now.

So it is all very well to cut down the numbers coming here.  What is of equal importance is to curtail the influence on public life and cultural values of immigrant communities.  The overwhelming majority of people here are still white and Christian.  There is nothing wrong in reflecting that in our political and cultural systems.

Talking Point – 09.11.06

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 7:20 am

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‘Following the ‘victory’ for the Democrats in the United States, this is how much of the radicalised Islamic world now views Uncle Sam.’  Discuss.

On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 7:12 am

1837 – British philanthropist Moses Montefiore, becomes the first Jew to be awarded a knighthood in the UK.

1859 – The British Army abolishes flogging as a form of punishment.

1908 – Britain elects its first woman mayor when Mrs Garrett Anderson becomes Mayor of Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

1922 – Formation of the Schutzstaffel (SS), or ‘protection squad’ , in Germany.

1970 – President of France, Charles De Gaulle, dies.

1989 – The East German Government lifts the ‘Iron Curtain’  to allow free travel through the Berlin Wall – an offer immediately taken up by thousands of East Berliners.

Just your average murder

By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 11:52 pm

There’s little to say that hasn’t been said many times before.  The case of a 13-year-old girl murdered by a serial offender, released early from jail, from a sentence that was too short in the first place, as if we needed another example of a Criminal Justice system that cares more about the Criminal than it does for Justice, but they never learn.

Silence is Golden

By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 8:11 pm

A murder case has been running for twenty-seven days, but we only heard about it today, for the wrong reason!

Listened on the 6 p.m. news to the result of the trial of three Pakistani men for the murder of a 15-year old Scots lad named Kriss Donald. Called a ‘Racist Murder’ by the BBC, this young man’s death was, in fact, anything but ‘racist’. The three defendants were known, vicious thugs who were intent on holding and defending their criminal empire in the Glasgow suburb of Pollokshields. They ran car-jacking and ringing scams, extortion rackets and drug running; in other words, they ran what was known as the Pakistani Mafia in Glasgow, and they ran it by brute force, terror and violence.

The young Scotsman was killed because he was found with a rival gang member, and killed because he was thought to be associated with that gang, and apparently for no other reason! His death, referred to by the Judge during summing-up as "It was pre_meditated cold blooded execution, it truly was an abomination," referring to the method of execution which entailed "they held his arms and stabbed him 13 times before dousing him with petrol and setting him alight while he may still have been alive."

The BBC gave prominence to the verdicts, said nothing about the gang warfare that preceded that death, but instead concentrated on the ‘RACIST’ murder! Typical!!

MEET THE WINNERS…

By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 7:22 pm

I thought it might be useful to point ATW readers to a quick summary of some of those who have WON today, as the Democrats seize power again.

  • Let’s start with Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez. On hearing the news that the Democrats were back he enthused…

"All this fills us with optimism."

 

I bet it does.

  • A joint statement of Socialist members of the European Parliament called our election results "the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world" and exults that the Bush administration is "seriously weakened."
  • Suleiman Hadad, a lawmaker for Iran’s terror-supporting client state Syria, happily comments that "President Bush is no longer acceptable worldwide."

ISN’T IT ODD HOW THOSE WHO DESPISE THE UNITED STATES EXULT AT THE DEMOCRAT VICTORY?

Hat-tip Moonbattery

RUM NEWS ON RUMSFELD….

By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 6:33 pm

795151-541421-thumbnail.jpgDick Cheney apart, Donald Rumsfeld has been my favourite Republican. Straight-talking, bold thinking, he’s been an inspiration. And demonised for it by the gutless MSM.

I think Rummy has been a terrific Secretary of Defense, he has held the line in the face of years of MSM onslaught against him, and I am saddened that to read that he has decided to step down from Office. I feel that Bush has side-lined him in recent years and as Condi’s star and influence have risen, Rumsfeld’s have faded. This is bad news.

I salute Donald Rumsfeld, put on record my admiration for the professonal way he has conducted himself over the years as Sec Defense, and wish him well. It seems that Rummy has become one of the firsT casualties following the outcome of these Mid-term elections. He won’t be the last. Moonbats can celebrate today – but as I have written previously, Jihadistan is also celebrating…and preparing.

I read an excellent book about Rumsfeld’s life, written by Midge Decter. There is a stirring quote on the back by Churchill which I think sums ups Rumsfeld..

"VICTORY IS NEVER FINAL. DEFEAT IS NEVER FATAL. IT IS COURAGE THAT COUNTS"

Rumsfeld was one of the most courageous Americans to hold office. He’s a great loss.

Q: When is jail better than freedom?

By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 4:43 pm

roque.jpgA: When you are a dissident in Castro’s Cuba. Economist Martha Beatriz Roque was sentenced to 20 years in jail in 2003 for “subversion” – i.e. calling for democracy, but was released early due to poor health. She has told the authorities she’d rather be back in jail, where at least she would be left in peace, than face the constant barrage of insults, abuse and threats from Castro’s henchmen.

Back in April the 61-year-old was assaulted in her home, punched and dragged across the floor. Threatening notes are constantly pushed under her door. Communist agents have been installed as her neighbours, and have hung a huge picture of the dictator outside her door to remind her that Big Brother is watching, but unlike many of her fellow dissidents, this brave woman will not be scared into silence.

This is the true picture of Cuba. Politicians from democratic countries who turn a blind eye to the misery and oppression of Fidel’s Police State cover themselves in shame and should not be forgiven.