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Muslim protest scorecard

Originally posted on Aussie Madness:

Not great…

Not great…

Let’s see how the Australian Islamic community’s protests stack up:

  • Protests against the brutal rape of infidel white girls? None
  • Protests against the savage beheading of Western journalists? None
  • Protests against the forced conversion and murder of Christians in Iraq? None
  • Protests against the ‘twisting’ of the Religion of Peace™ by Islamic State? None
  • Protests against the daily preaching of hatred in Middle East mosques? None
  • Protests condemning the plot to behead a kafir in Sydney? None
  • Barbecues to show solidarity with Australia? One - a good start…

And now can we count the number of protests and complaints about ‘Islamophobia’, the inevitable ‘backlash’, ‘victimisation’, demands for special treatment, ‘demonising’, police ‘harassment’, Israel = Nazis, banners proclaiming “behead those who insult the Prophet”, sharia for Australia, etc etc…?

How about these examples for comparison?

  • Number of Facebook pages set up by the Grand Mufti to track instances of radicalisation in…

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Meriwether Lewis and Laudanum

pamea:

All been done before.

Originally posted on Frances Hunter's American Heroes Blog:

There is a strong possibility that Meriwether Lewis was addicted to drugs at the time of his death. Lewis’s biographer Stephen Ambrose noted that Lewis was depressed, drinking heavily, and was taking opium pills and laudanum (a traditional preparation in which opium made from poppies is dissolved in alcohol) to help him sleep and to relieve the symptoms of a flareup of malaria, which would have included fever, chills, headaches, and nausea.

Opium poppies

Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy

Though the true extent of Lewis’s drug problems cannot be known with certainty, we chose to make drug addiction part of Lewis’s character in To the Ends of the Earth. This is not to imply that Lewis’s drug use was recreational or hedonistic. Opium was one of the only pain-killers available in the early 19th century. Like any good doctors, Lewis and Clark had carried the drug in their medicine kit on the Expedition and administered…

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