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What can I add? Nothing.

ajh

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New & improved! A multilingual blog — in Polish, Arabic, German, Turkish & English!

Since there are many varied people involved with this story, I am providing multilingual translations within the blog post, a first for me. I may do it more, since I think a blog in different languages is a cool idea.

I’ve settled on four translations of my original tweet: German, Polish, Turkish, and Arabic.

ENGLISH
Poland refuses to take Muslim immigrants. Can you blame them?

POLISH
Polska odmawia przyjęcia muzułmańskich imigrantów. Czy możesz ich winy?

TURKISH
Polonya, Müslüman göçmenleri almayı reddetti. Onları suçlayabilir misin?

GERMAN
Polen weigert sich, muslimische Einwanderer zu nehmen. Kannst du sie beschuldigen?

ARABIC
وترفض بولندا اتخاذ المهاجرين المسلمين. يمكنك إلقاء اللوم عليهم؟
watarfud bulanda aitikhadh almuhajirin almuslimina. yumkinuk ‘iilqa’ allawm ealayhim?

ajh

Thankfully, the Troubles are over, mostly.

My interest stems partly from being a descendant of immigrants from Northern Ireland, Ulster Presbyterians.

ajh

Director Scorsese says he is fascinated by history, but fails miserably in his analysis.

At Trinity College in Dublin

Being fascinated by history, I read as much as I can. It just reminds me of the late 20s, the 30s … reading about how these things could have happened at that time. It’s a scary time.”

So is Trump Hitler? Is that what you are claiming, Mr. Scorsese? It’s so unoriginal, that it’s actually boring.

Referring to the rise of global terrorism, Scorsese says that the Iraq invasion “had created thousands and thousands of Travis Bickles.”

This reference to Bickles is much more interesting to me. But. maddeningly, Scorsese does not make it clear what he means.

Bickles, portrayed by Robert De Niro, is the depressed loner who is the focus of his 1976 film Taxi Driver, which I consider vastly overrated. Bickles is drawn to violence in his disgust against the decadence and sleaze around him.

“They say they have nothing to lose.”

Just what is Scorsese getting at?

ajh

Well, at least the editors at the New York Daily News & I can agree on something.

Editors at the New York Daily News wish Omar Abdel-Rahman, the creepy Blind Sheikh, a warm, enthusiastic welcome to Hell, and I wholeheartedly agree.عمر عبد الرحمن
تعفن في الجحيم، الأحمق

The Blind Sheikh, whose moniker could have been The Blind Creep, has finally died. Sadly, he wasn’t executed. He died in prison. He was a terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of many. Enjoy your virgins!

Just the other day, I tweeted about how he was the poster child for strict immigration controls. He was issued a tourist visa to the United States despite being on a terror watch list!

Rot in hell, Blind Creep!

ajh