Sunday, March 16, 2014

Oh Great...

...we have another one:

Malaysia Airlines MH370 live: pilots investigated as fears of '9/11 style plot' grow

And wouldn't you know it. His name is Shah. What do they have against China?

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Blogger Canuckguy said...

You ask "What do they have against China?"
Ummmmm, I presume you are being facetious.

March 16, 2014 11:50 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Not really. The plane was loaded with people from China. That's why I asked that question. It doesn't say any Chinese government officials were on board. I should probably update this 'cause there is all sorts of speculation about it being a terrorist act, and if that's correct, one could also ask what the terrorists have against the Chinese. A lot of innocent people have been killed.

March 16, 2014 12:08 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

If you read the article, they have suspicions about the pilot whose name is Shah, which is common in the Muslim world. It also happens to be my last name.

March 16, 2014 12:12 pm  
Blogger Louise said...


March 16, 2014 12:18 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

One more:

Malaysia has a large Muslim population. This is all speculation at this time, but there is a definite focus on the possibility of a 9/11 type incident by the authorities in Malaysia who are investigating it, and there are a lot of weird things that whoever was piloting the plane did.

You may remember some time after 9/11 a Muslim pilot flew a plane into the Atlantic. Some news stories have been drawing a comparison to that incident.

There is also a large Muslim population in China.

I don't discount for a minute the possibility that whatever caused this may be linked to Muslim terrorism.

March 16, 2014 12:39 pm  
Blogger Canuckguy said...

The Chinese are having problems with terrorists amongst their Muslim population in the far west of China. Terrorists acts have been carried out against the Han Chinese by these Muslim terrorists and naturally the Chinese government strikes back forcefully. And so violence begets more revenge violence. I have been following the news very closely on this, well I have no choice, all the news channels are giving it massive coverage. The pilots,as one would expect, were Muslim, no surprise there, it is the Malaysian Airlines after all. So now I have a question for you. Your last name is 'Shah'. How did that come about? Were you married to a Muslim? You'll note that I did not ask if you were a Muslim, I am assuming you are not considering what you have posted in the past.

March 16, 2014 1:23 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Yes, I was married to a Muslim. A half-assed one who ate pork and drank alcohol with no compunctions.

And no, I am not a Muslim. My dear departed ma did her level best to raise me as a good Anglican, but it didn't stick.

I just never got around the changing my name back to my maiden name, which was Skinner, as English as they come.

Too much rigamarole getting all my documents changed and all my work experience was while I was a "Shah" so getting a reference from any employer would have been interesting if the name they knew me by was different that the name on my resume, etc., etc., etc.. Besides I wanted to have the same name as my kids. It just made life easier.

There is a long story behind the name Shah, too. My ex was from Iraq and back in the day of the Ottoman Empire Arabs living in the Empire were treated as second class citizens so my ex's ancestor changed his name so he would have more opportunity. It's actually a Persian name and exists also in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

I don't think I've ever heard about China's problem with their Muslim population. I don't have TV. Well, actually I do have a TV set stored in my garage. I doubt if I'll ever take it out again. I canceled my cable subscription because despite there being a couple dozen channels or more, it was all garbage. To get the good stuff you had to pay extra, and I didn't consider the cost to be worth it.

March 16, 2014 3:34 pm  
Blogger Canuckguy said...

Who left who? Now I knew a girl whose boyfriend was a Muslim from Morocco. He was here on a student visa. In the discussion I had with her, she said they were getting married but that she did not have to convert. When she said that, my radar went 'ping, ping'. I had to force myself not to tell her that was a sign he was just using her to get to stay in the country. She would not have believed me anyway and would just get angry, women being stupid about stuff like that. Well sure enough, about 6 months after being married, he left her and divorced as soon as he could.
It's a common scam. My second question for you: Am I right in presuming you were not scammed like that since you had kids by him? He was certainly a 'bad' Muslim, a boozing pork eater? Oh the horror! I guess we don't have to worry about terror activities from him. He is well assimilated.

March 16, 2014 5:52 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

I physically moved out of the house, but I can't really say I left him. The marriage was over long before that. It lasted 14 years, a lot of it miserable. My actually physically moving out was the nail in the coffin, but it had been in the coffin a long time.

He did come in to the country legally, as a landed immigrant in 1967. He was already here for some time when I met him.

He did have some good qualities. He was hard working. It took him only days to find work and he was willing to do anything. His first job was as a shoe salesman. He then found work as a draftsman for a big construction company, which his Iraqi diploma allowed him to do. He arranged, through a lot of correspondence, to have his diploma in Building and Construction upgraded so he could do what he really wanted to do. Once he found out what he needed to do he went back to school at the U of S and became a Civil Engineer with credentials recognized in Canada, using some of his credentials from Iraq.

He started his own business which became very, very successful and he never hung out with other Arabs. Had a Jewish law firm as his business attorneys.

He hated Saddam Hussein with a passion. Had some relatives back in Iraq who were victims of Hussein's brutal reign. Cousins who were "disappeared". A sister who was deported for the sin of having married a Persian.

He's in Calgary now. When he arrived he had 50 cents in his pocket but is now a millionaire. He certainly never sponged off the Canadian taxpayer.

Listen, can you do me a favour. My email address is in the masthead at the top of my blog. Can you use it instead? I really don't want this topic in the blog's comments.

March 16, 2014 8:36 pm  
Blogger Canuckguy said...

Favour granted. No problem

March 17, 2014 6:12 pm  

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