Saturday – warm and sunny.
Wendy on windy beach.
Lazy morning around the caravan.
Then in the afternoon Wendy and I go for a bike ride. Wendy manages 10 miles, before whining, a new record.
Is Sharia law compatible with modern western democracies?
Well apparently the European Court of Human Rights Judgement Summary found that “sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights”. Well looks like the ECHR is good for something then. Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”
Judge for yourself. According to Sharia law (see links for details):
• Theft is punishable by amputation of the hands (Quran 5:38 – includes graphic image).
• Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
• Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see Allah moon god).
• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (See Compulsion).
• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A woman or girl who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• Testimonies of 4 male witnesses are required to prove rape of a female (Quran 24:13).
• A woman or girl who alleges rape without producing 4 male witnesses is guilty of adultery.
• A woman or girl found guilty of adultery is punishable by death (see “Islamophobia”).
• A male convicted of rape can have his conviction dismissed by marrying his victim.
• Muslim men have sexual rights to any woman/girl not wearing the Hijab (see Taharrush).
• A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
• Girls’ clitoris should be cut (Muhammad’s words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Quran 4:34 and Religion of Peace).
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a wife needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
• A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
• A woman’s testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man’s.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Mathematics in Quran).
• Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be “Halal.”
Can you imagine seeing one of these on the streets in the UK.
If muslims want to live under the heel of this barbaric 6th century ideology then fair enough. There’s plenty of countries that support it so why not go there.
In 2008, UK’s government formally recognized the first Sharia Law court, and the Archbishop of Canterbury – the head of Church of England – conceded that adopting elements of the Sharia law into UK’s court system was “unavoidable.”
Here’s what the rest of Europe thinks.
Since then, over 100 Sharia law courts have been established across the UK. Although they technically lie within the UK’s Tribunal Court system, these Sharia courts have been issuing rulings that contradict Britain’s common law.
In 2011, Britain’s Muslims began demanding that Sharia replace British common law and become the only law in towns with large Muslim populations, including Birmingham, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets, an East London Muslim enclave whose streets are already plastered with posters declaring, “You are entering a Sharia controlled zone: Islamic rules enforced” (below) and where Muslim imams now issue death threats to women who refuse to wear the Hijab (see Quran and Taharrush).
Sunday – warm, sun and rain.
Drive with Dot and Barrie to Saint-Germain-Sur-Ay. Oh the women are orgasmic, there’s a market on. All of 5 stalls and selling cooked chickens at the rip off price of 17 Euros.
Barrie and I go for a coffee while the women maraude the market. How can anyone take so long over just 5 stalls.
Funny we’ve been to this place before, but separately and we both remember that the first restaurant is run by a miserable French harridan with a bad attitude – nothing new there then.
Have a pleasant stroll along the beach.
Just having a natter.
Whats with all these seagulls standing on one leg? Have they all had an amputation? Turns out they do it so keep warm. One legs is tucked up in their feathers to keep warm and the other gets cold, then swap. Wonder whether, to keep warm, they pee on their feet as well?
Call in the restaurant for lunch but they take so long to even come and take our order that we troop out. Owner’s gob smacked. Obviously not used to people voting with their feet.
Back to Dots for lunch.
Barrie’s has his Frey Bentos pudding and mushy peas for tea while watching his team, Newcastle, get thrashed. Meanwhile Dot comes round tour for tea. Then when it’s safe we go round to Barrie’s for drinks.
Driving around here makes you eternally grateful for the sacrifice made on D-Day. You can’t imagine how it must have been. The Americans have it right with the respect they show for their armed forces.
Very tempting book “Helmets of the Battle of Normandy”. I imagine worldwide sales must run to the 1.
Q: How do you sink a French battleship?
A: Put it in water.
Q: What do French recruits learn in basic training?
A: How to surrender in 17 different languages.
Q: How do French tanks work?
A: They have one forward gear and six reverse ones.
Q: Why don’t the French eat M&M candies?
A: They’re too hard to peel.
Q: What is the most useful thing in the French Army?
A: A rearview mirror, so they can see the war.
The joys of caravanning, having to walk across cold wet grass in your thongs.
Monday – warm, rain and some sun.
Our C47 to Normandy.
By way of a change it lashed it down all night. Nothing better than laying in a caravan listening to the rat a tat tat of rain on the roof and suffering a sign pitch. They should make an advert of it all to help sell caravans.
Dot and Barrie on the way to Normandy/
Drive down with Dot and Barrie to the American Airborne Museum at Dead Man’s Corner. An amazing interactive museum that gives you a flight briefing, then you bundle into a C47 aircraft and fly on your mission to Normandy. Very realistic flight simulator; ack ack fire; smoke in the aircraft; crash landing – Disney on steroids. Museum’s quite interesting too. One of the better D-Day exhibitions. Then we pop into the Dead Mans Corner museum.
Drive up to Sainte-Mere-Eglise for a stroll round and very late lunch.
Set up camp on D-Day. No caravan, no air con, and can you believe no wifi.
Then the highlight of the day is a trip to a big gargantuan 24 hour L.Eclerc. Bet it wasn’t there on June 6th 1944. Splash out on a quality 10 year old Canadian Whisky – Pike Creek.
Galettes, black pudding (Boudin), smoked sausage and cheese for tea. A tad disappointing but those galettes are oh so filling. Relaxing evening catching up with some crap BBC TV and finish of my blog.
How Dead Man’s Corner got it’s name:
Dead Mans Corner
The corner got it’s name when an American tank was knocked out right in front of the house, where it sat for days, with the dead commander sticking up from the turret. The troops began referring to it as “the corner where the dead man’s in the tank” This was shortened to “Dead Man’s Corner” and it is still known by that name in France today.
Does the Quran really contain over a hundred verses that sanction violence?
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that speak of war with nonbelievers, usually on the basis of their status as non-Muslims. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, most verses of violence in the Quran are open-ended, meaning that they are not necessarily restrained by historical context contained in the surrounding text (although many Muslims choose to think of them that way). They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subject to interpretation as anything else in the Quran.
Paratrooper at Sainte-Mere-Eglise.
The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God. Most contemporary Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book’s call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Islam apologists cater to these preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally don’t stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.
Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to balance out those calling for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad’s own martial legacy, along with the remarkable emphasis on violence found in the Quran, have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.
Arrogance of some religions sounding church bells at the ungodly hour of 07:00. Then the bloody owl starts its mating call.
Tuesday – warm and sunny.
Lazy morning. Then a fast 6 mile bike ride for me to get the heart pumping, followed by a leisurely stroll into town with Wendy. Of course we have to go in a shop and buy something, so what better to buy than a toilet brush for all of 99 cents.
Some of the D-Day facts.
In the evening we go round to Dot and Barrie’s for tea. Barrie’s cooked a fantastic Chicken Tikka Masala and made it spicy, best one ever. As for that bottle of St Emillion it was awesome. I’ll be up and out to the sewage farm (Intermarche) tomorrow morning and if it’s under my €10 limit I’ll even get a trolley and buy a dozen.
Q: What’s the difference between Frenchmen and toast?
A: You can make soldiers out of toast.
Q: What do you do if a Frenchman throws a hand-grenade at you?
A: Take the pin out and throw it back.
Q: How do you get a Frenchman out of a bath tub?
A: Throw in a bar of soap.
French Waiter “Waiter, would you please get your thumb out of my soup?” “So sorry sir, but I have a boil and the doctor told me to keep it warm.” “Well why don’t you just stick it up your ass?” “I do sir, but I’ve got to serve customers occasionally…”
French Guy This American guy is sitting at a diner minding his own business eating breakfast. A French guy chewing gum sits down next to him & says “What are you eating there? American bread? In France we eat only the soft centers out of our fresh bread & send the crusts to America.” The American Guy ignores him. “What have you got on that bread? Jam? In France we eat only the freshest fruit & put the seeds & pits into containers & send it to America to make your jam.” “Well let me ask you one question. Do you have sex over there in France?” “Oh Oiu, Oiu, you know we do.” “What do you do with the used condoms?” “Oh flush them down the toilet of course.” “Well here in America we put them into containers & sell them to France as bubble gum.”
Wednesday – warm and sunny.
Mulberry harbours at Arromanche.
Up and out to sewage farm with my shopping trolley. Really needed a gas mask to cope with the stench in Intermarche today. Wasn’t quite the Eau de Sewage floor cleaner from Dior, think it must be smelly hairy female french armpits. I think I’ll buy a gas mask from one of those WW2 surplus shops around here.
I’m in luck that St Emillion is €9.75, but sadly they only have 8. Oh well better than none.
Then we’re all off to Arromanches to visit gold beach, where the British landed on D-Day. What amazing ingenuity those Mulberry harbours were.
Visited the The Landings Museum in Arromanches. Interesting film, slide show and exhibits. They have the organisational skills of a swarm of disorientated nats. Thankfully they weren’t involved in the planning the D-Day landings or we’d probably have invaded the Isle of Man. Just a few signs and time tables would work wonders. In August this must be worse than the mayhem of half the muslims at Eide deciding to go around the kaba clockwise.
Then it was lunch but by 14:00 most of the restaurants had shut up or were out of food.
Drive up to the Arromanches 360 Circular museum which has awesome views over the beaches and a fantastic 360 degree D-Day landing film. Most impressed. Gives you an impression of the scale of the enterprise. But bear in mind that more Americans were killed in 9/11. Of course that was nothing to do with Islam, the religion of pieces and permanent offence.
For tea I have the left overs from Barrie’s Chicken Tikka Masala, awesome grub. In the evening we start watching Band of Brothers on HBO to get a flavour of this place.
Has anybody noticed that Corbyn and his Trotsky sidekick Mc Donnel have said they would back strikes that break the law. Yes, that’s right, the leader of the labour party and his bean counter, who could one day, heaven forbid, be prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer are prepared to break the law. No respect for parliament, democracy and the rule of law.
It’s an absolute disgrace. Why haven’t they been kicked out of the labour party. Heaven help us.
Thursday – warm and sunny.
Reminders everywhere. It really should be made a World Heritage coast.
Lazy morning and then as it’s the last sunny day before we leave we take up the mat, scrub it clean and then take down the awning. Weather is so unsettled.
Dot and Barrie come round for drinks, drinks, drinks and some dinner.
Do you know why the Tawaf around the Kaaba is “Anti-clockwise”?
Modern Science has proved many things that confirm the importance of Tawaaf around the Ka’aba “Anticlockwise.”
1) The Blood inside the human body begins its circulation “Anticlockwise”
2) The electrons of an atom revolve around its nucleus in the same manner as making Tawaf, in an anti-clockwise direction.
Considering the universe as a whole, you will notice that:
Mulberry harbour at Gold beach.
3) That the moon revolves around the earth anti-clockwise.
4) The earth rotates around its own axis in an anti-clockwise direction.
5) The earth revolves around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction.
6) The planets of the Solar system revolve around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction.
7)The Sun along with its whole Solar system orbit in the galaxy in an anti-clockwise direction.
8)All the galaxies orbit in the space in an anti-clockwise direction.
How To Insult A “Progressive”
Friday – warm and torrential downpour.
Let me loose on one of them ducks please.
Rain forecast all day so we set off with Dot and Barrie up to Cherbourg, where we let 2 shopaholics loose in the biggest supermarket in Normandy. Have a stroll around a giant Decathalon. Lunch at L.Eclerc.
Apparently Barrie’s Hyundai Sante Fe comes with a rear seat audio assisted gear change facility. It shouts out from the back whenever you need to change gear.
The day I’ve been waiting for. Scrap that piece of crap – ALKO wheel lock. Designed by a half wit.
Afternoon tea at D&B’s.
Quite evening watching more of Suits because the VPN keeps failing.
The Quran was it really the eternal word of God to Mankind?
The Muslim claim is based on circular reasoning:
We know the Quran was from Allah because Muhammad said so and we know that Muhammad spoke for Allah because the Quran says so.
Don’t you just love a master stroke of design. Electric hand drier that detects your hand, no button needed and yet it has a dummy chrome button on the front. Superb example of crap HCI.