Why the chocolate shop?

Over at The Thinking Housewife there is discussion of the motives for choosing the Lindt chocolate shop to take hostages.

It seems clear to me why he chose this location, because it can literally by seen from the offices of Channel 7 television directly across the mall. The cameras of the morning shows would still be running at that time.

I recall Islamic State giving instructions to "lone wolf" jihadists to (a) make sure there is video and (b) make it known that it's an attack by Islamic State sympathisers (hence the perp's demand for an Islamic State flag in exchange for releasing some hostages).

The whole country is sick to the stomach right now. This is the first successful attack on home soil (other plots have been thwarted).

Here is the worst photo I've seen, because it demonstrates our intellectual bankruptcy regarding Islam.

LIVE FEED: Sydney cafe under siege by gunman with Islamic flag

It's Sydney, Australia. And it's a black shahada flag ("There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger."), not an ISIS flag (but hey, what's the difference?). Gunman holding 13 hostages. Channel 7 building is opposite, ensuring maximum media coverage (just like ISIS instructed them).

Channel 7 (which is opposite the cafe) live feed is here:

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says "There is no known motivation at this time".

Oh really? Try reading the Koran.

Sweden: A Paradise Lost to Multiculti Chaos

A brilliant speech by Kent Ekeroth of the Sweden Democrats party.

File under: "exciting" Sweden.

Music break (sort of)

This song is interesting for two reasons (a) it's a beautiful song about a soldier counting down the days until they return home but (b) it's also implicitly a haunting song about the utter intellectual bankruptcy of a Western world that refuses to study the Islamic religion and what it actually teaches (hint: The Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS are pure Islam).

You can't deny the other side don't wanna die anymore than we do.

What I'm trying to say is: don't they pray to the same god that we do?

I'm not fighting for justice, I'm not fighting for freedom

I am just fighting for my life, another day in this world here

I just do what I've been told, we're just the gravel on the road

And only the lucky ones come home

On the day after tomorrow.
Er, no they don't pray to the same god, that's precisely the point. Their god loves death more than life. Their god promises them virgins in heaven if they die fighting to expand Islam. Their god's prophet beheaded a whole Jewish tribe, and many other atrocities. As Wafa Sultan's book suggests, it's A God Who Hates.

File under: Western lobotomy.