Friday, 24 March 2017

Facial Asymmetry - Mayor of London

Just one more photography post and I'm done ...

A game we used to play when bored was to 'split' on Photoshop the full face photographs of convicts in US jails (many American states publish mugshots of their jailbirds on the web) to find the greatest degree of asymmetry. Convicts gave good results because they generally have the most asymmetric faces - balanced, sober, law abiding college football players tend to have very symmetrical faces.

Watching London's Mayor yesterday I was struck by the thought that he would also give a good result. Of course there's absolutely no suggestion whatever that Mr Khan is criminally inclined, but the two composites perhaps suggest that there is more than one side to the Mayor. 


8 comments:

Dave_G said...


Is it just me or does the picture on the right show Mr Bean?

barnacle bill said...

I listened to Emir Khan's weazel response on R4 yesterday morning to the Westminster attack. He was nearly tying himself in knots not to bring the "I" word into it. Eventually it did come out but by that time he was on full blown auto-pilot. So it got skated over very quickly.

Anonymous said...

If practiced long enough formalized lying (taqiyya) can permanently affect facial expression. Muhammadans like Khan are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them. There are several forms:

Taqiyya - Saying something that isn't true as it relates to the Muslim identity.

Also favoured by the BBC this next one is used extensively in infidel homelands:

Kitman - Lying by omission. An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills "it shall be as if he had killed all mankind") while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of "corruption" and "mischief."

Also:

Tawriya - Intentionally creating a false impression.

Muruna - 'Blending in' by setting aside some practices of Islam or Sharia in order to advance others.

Though not called taqiyya by name, Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover. The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later. Some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed.

Another example of lying is when Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace. This happened in the case of Ka'b bin al-Ashraf and again later against Usayr ibn Zarim, a surviving leader of the Banu Nadir tribe, which had been evicted from their home in Medina by the Muslims.

At the time, Usayr ibn Zarim was attempting to gather an armed force against the Muhammadans from among a tribe allied with the Quraish (against which Muhammad had already declared war). Muhammad's "emissaries" went to ibn Zarim and persuaded him to leave his safe haven on the pretext of meeting with the prophet of Islam in Medina to discuss peace. Once vulnerable, the leader and his thirty companions were massacred by the Muhammadans with ease, probably because they were unarmed - having been given a guarantee of safe passage (Ibn Ishaq 981).

Islam's greatest scholar, Sahih Bukhari (49:857):

"He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar."

So lying is permitted when the end justifies the means and for those who notice these things it is the same ruse used by socialists to achieve their aims.

Steve

Nick Drew said...

try David Miliband for facial asymmetry

DeeDee99 said...

Can't help thinking that if you applied this to every member of Parliament (yes I know Khan is no longer an MP) you'd find that most of them have asymmetric faces.

Nick Drew said...

Carswell's quite extreme

if you see what I mean

formertory said...

Looking at the right-most (can I say that, of Khan?) of your three images, I wondered if the immigration problem wasn't a little wider than we'd supposed.

A phrenologist might conclude that there seems to be a Venusian bloodline in there somewhere.....

The Mekon

Where's Dan Dare when you need him?

Anonymous said...

Try David Miliband? I would think his brother Ed would be a more interesting.