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Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman  

January 2016

Darwin Awards for 2015

I issue mock Darwin Awards each year for those so stupid they should be barred from adding to the gene pool.

Education Official Resigns.
At a press conference recently, Vasile Salaru, Romanian Minister of Education, said schools should teach female students how to walk while wearing high heels; dance the tango; be a good host[ess]; and walk with "chest out, bottom out, let the boys faint!" Several student organizations protested his comments and called for his resignation. He resigned. Let?s hope he has no daughters (or sons)!

Slain Activist Had Sued Facebook, not his killers.
An American "Peace Activist" (code for Pro-Palestinian), Richard Lakin (76), was wounded in a Palestinian attack. He was lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Facebook for printing gruesome Palestinian-provided pictures that incite violence, his son said. Unfortunately, Lakin died a few days later. He had been critically wounded October 13 when two Palestinians boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers. Mr. Lakin blamed Facebook for showing "gruesome" pictures of Palestinian violence, not the Palestinians who attacked him and other innocents on the bus. Something wrong with his politics, alas.

The European Parliament (unelected) Urges Protection for Edward Snowden.
In a demonstration of theory over reality, the European Parliament, in a very close vote, urged protection for Edward Snowden, the wanted criminal who stole and downloaded much of his country?s classified intelligence material. The Parliament supported Snowden?s championing of freedom of speech, although, predictably, not one of the Parliament?s member states is willing to give him sanctuary.

Even more hypocritically, Snowden has been given sanctuary in Russia, a nation that does not provide freedom of the press (or speech) to its own citizens. A Darwin Award for him, with hope that he enjoys dark nights and cold winters---and has the good sense not to do to Russia what he did to the US.

Airport Terror Invention
There is a proposal afoot (joke) for the security process in Israeli airports. The scanning machines will be armored. The passenger steps in, and if there are any explosives on the body, the machine detonates it. After any explosion comes the announcement: "An empty seat is available on Flight??" A perfect, quick security check with a Darwin Award for the terrorist who tries it.

Stabbers: Consider Your Odds.
After an Israeli Palestinian stabbed an 80-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man, the latest of such random attacks, the total (as of November 3, 2015) was 11 Israelis killed (and quite a few wounded), but 69 stabbers were killed by police and bystanders. The odds are not good, stabbers. Darwin awards to you all for a nasty, useless exercise.

South Sudan Earns Multiple Darwin Awards.
On November 3,2015, 36 Sudanese were killed when a South Sudan airplane crashed. It was a 1921-built Soviet cargo plane (Russian planes reward many Darwin passengers) on which 38 passengers (Darwin Award for riding a cargo plane) were crammed. The plane failed in takeoff, killing 36 of them; two were pulled out alive, but one of them soon died. Bad decision making all around.

Cops: Know Your Enemy.
The New Jersey Police Academy hired a former Muslim terrorist to speak at a class called "Know Your Enemy." Walid Shoebat, a Palestinian-American, told officers they should watch Muslins in their communities and suggested they be suspicious of Muslims taking martial arts classes, which he said could be an indication that they are training to become terrorists. The politically correct authorities, however, thought that this speaker was "inappropriate." Unfortunately, gentlemen, so is terrorism.

ISIS wants "defective babies" killed.
Sharia judges have ruled that ISIS followers are authorized to kill newborns with Down syndrome or congenital deformities. So far, 38 have already been killed in Syria and Iraq by lethal injection or suffocation, according to an Iraqi activist group, Mosul Eye. With the unfortunate Muslim preference for first cousin marriages, many babies are born with such deformities. This legal decision confirms the long recognized link between the Islamists and Nazis, a true Darwinian brotherhood.

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Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman is a historian, lecturer, and author of God's Law or Man's Law. You may contact her at Lfarhat102@aol.com or www.globalthink.net.