by Daniel Pipes
New York Sun
May 30, 2006
The illegal immigration of non-Western peoples, I predict, will become an all-consuming issue in every Western country.
As Western birth rates plummet, as communication and transportation networks improve, and as radical Islam increasingly rears its aggressive head, Europeans, Americans, and others worry about their economic standards and the continuity of their cultures. After ignoring this issue for decades, reactions in Europe especially have sharpened of late.
Barroso: "Wir müssen von einem europäischen Islam sprechen"
Was ist bloß mit Europa los? Oder sollte man besser fragen: Was ist bloß mit Europas wenigen verbliebenen Konservativen los? Sind denn mittlerweile alle zu Dhimmis geworden? Ich jedenfalls verstehe die Welt nicht mehr, wenn ich lesen muss, was ausgerechnet José Manuel Barroso und Wolfgang Schüssel jetzt einfordern.
Minister Dekker does not have to listen to leftist local governments 30 May 2006 At last, at last and in fact incomprehensible late there is a parliamentary majority for eliminating the unacceptable legal right of kraken. Minister Dekker should not let the opportunity go by.
Kraken of houses must remain. That is the opinion of at least just preferred aldermen of the four large cities. In a letter to the Liberal VVD-minister Sybilla Dekker of Housing and Planning they turn themselves against the wish of a parliamentary majority an end to the already almost forty years lasting, legal legitimised kraken of immovable property in the Netherlands.
BREAKING NEWS: I am struggling with the translation of this terrible story in Paris, Sunday May 28. In the Jewish district called Le Marais, members of a Black Tribal band, Tribu K, spread terror, police slow to respond...From Metula New Agency and Primo Europe and France Ethos.
Yesterday Sunday, at 5 p.m. 30, thirty members of a sect black which calls openly with violence anti-semite, “Tribe KA”, unloaded in the Street of the Rose trees, the heart of the Jewish district of Paris, armed with bats and other blunt objects.
During twenty minutes, they surveyed the street by intimidating the passers by, and while calling with the brawl: “where is the Bétar? How the Jews come to fight if they dare it! ”.
In yet another sign that Europe is waking up to its problem with Islamofascism, the official church of the state of Denmark has announced that Muslim Imams are not welcome in their churches, and that Muslims and Christians do not direct their worship at the same entity
(report from Gates of Vienna):
(The) state church, Folkekirken, which is Denmark’s official evangelical Lutheran denomination. No one has to join, and you can opt out of paying any tax for its upkeep, though if you’re a lazy or indifferent type and don’t phone the local municipality, you will be billed for church maintenance. What’s interesting is that while eighty four per cent of Danes pay the tax and are official members, only about five per cent of these citizens are actually church-goers.
" ... Imams are not welcome in Danish state churches," says a new network of Islam-critical priests and theological experts.
Sometime last week the FBI and the Justice Department announced that they have launched "urgent new probes" against terrorist cells in New York City, and other parts of the United States.
My comments with regards to this announcement
included the following:
We have to assume that the fact that such news has been released means things really are urgent. If they weren't the FBI and the Justice Dept. would have slowly, but surely, formed an airtight ring around these guys, in order to build a case, and catch them in the act.
I'm guessing the FBI and the Justice released this information because they are not sure whether they have been able to detect and monitor all the cells. Therefore, perhaps, they have concluded that it is better at this juncture to keep the terrorist cells worrying that they are being monitored.
Well, well, well, today it is coming out that "Senior security officials across Europe" are announcing that they have thrown a "blanket of surveillance" over terrorist cells.
Ok, yes, I'm sure they have. Let's look at a bit of the AP article
Wann Arbeit nicht so frei macht!
Europe has been established on Judeo-Christian principles. Islam has played almost no part in it. This is an undeniable fact. Further, today, Islam is the antithesis of all Europe stands for: Europe is synonymous with liberal democracy; Islam, by contrast, is synonymous with backwardness and totalitarianism.
In the Twenties and Thirties in Germany, the Jews became the scapegoats of the Germans. Hitler rose to power in the Thirties and demonized them. He managed to convince his fellow Germans that they, the Jews, were the root of all evil in Germany. When in power, he set about his plan to exterminate them. The so-called ‘Final Solution’, die Endlösung
, was put in place.
Concentration camps (Konzentrationslager
) were set up in Germany, and in occupied countries such as Poland. Such concentration camps as Chelmno (Kulmhof), Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzek, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek, Stutthof and Dachau were set up with one sole purpose: to exterminate the Jews.
This was racism in the raw!
The Hamas newspaper Al-Rissala proudly lists foreign leaders who have expressed support for the Palestinians—leaders such as Adolf Hitler. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
The Hamas newspaper this week chronicled with pride the ways in which different foreign leaders singled out the Palestinians as examples of ideal revolutionaries. The first leader cited by the Hamas weekly, Al-Rissala, for praising the Palestinians was Adolf Hitler:
“Adolf Hitler, while exciting the Germans of the Sudetenland - the Sudetenland is a German province that the Allies had annexed to Czechoslovakia after the First World War - told them in his broadcasts: Look at what the Palestinian revolutionaries are doing to Great Britain!!”
[Al-Rissala (Hamas Weekly), May 18, 2006]
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Take a good look at the picture of Prince Charles [holding the watering can] and it should give you some idea of where the bishop is coming from :
LONDON (Reuters) - A leading Anglican bishop on Saturday attacked the trend towards what he called a multi-faith mish-mash in ethnically diverse Britain, and said it was time to reassert the country's Christian identity.
"Europa muss Zwangsjacke politischer Korrektheit abwerfen"
Flemming Rose ist Feuilletonchef der Jyllands-Posten, Dänemarks auflagenstärkster Zeitung.
Enno Dittmar von Mimus Vitae verdanken wir immer wieder Übersetzungen von langen englischen Texten, die bis dahin wegen ihrer politisch inkorrekten Klarheit nicht auf Deutsch verfügbar waren. Dieses Mal hat Enno einen ausgezeichneten Artikel von Jyllands Posten-Autor Flemming Rose übersetzt, den wir in fast kompletter Länge wiederveröffentlichen und dessen Inhalt wir vor allem diesem, diesem und diesem Blog zur Erweiterung ihres liberalen Horizonts empfehlen.
Tehran, 26 May (AKI) - (Ahmad Rafat) - On Thursday afternoon in Tehran's cemetery of Behesht Zahra a group of 100 aspiring suicide bombers was sworn in at a ceremony also attended by a group of Hezbollah militants from Lebanon. The would-be terrorists are the new recruits of a movement which claims to have 50,000 members and is called Setad Pasdasht Shohadaye Nehzat Jahani Islam (Headquarters for the Commemoration of the Martyrs of the International Islamic Movement).
A day after the ceremony, Mohammad Ali Samadi, the organisation's spokesman, told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone conversation that "Each Israeli, soldier or civilian, must not feel safe wherever he or she is."
Samadi said Israel is a target of the group along with the US and European Union countries where the group has allegedly recruited militants. "We have brothers who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the triumph of Islam in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and also the United States," he said.
Samadi's organisation was created two years ago and is led by a woman, Forouz Rajaifar.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Turks are giving second thought to the reported reasons why an alleged islamist gunned down a judge earlier this month.
By Nicolas Birch for Eurasianet (26/05/06)
When a gunman killed a judge in Turkey’s highest administrative court in mid May, it looked like a cut-and-dried case of religious terrorism. Now, the certainty that propelled tens of thousands of Turks to protest what they saw as an Islamist assault on the country’s secularist system has evaporated.
Initially after the 17 May incident - in which Council of State judge Mustafa Ozbilgin died, and four other judges were wounded - the accused gunman, Alparslan Arslan, was depicted as a religious radical. After being taken into custody, Arslan reportedly said his actions were motivated by a desire to "punish" the judges for a February ruling upholding a ban on women wearing the Islamic headscarfs in public institutions.
After months of uncertainty, it has come to pass: John Evans
, the American ambassador to Armenia, has been officially dismissed, and a replacement has been discretely announced.
On May 23, the White House announced that President George W. Bush intends to nominate Ambassador Richard Hoagland, currently the U.S. Ambassador in Tajikistan, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia.
In February 2005, as part of a tour of Armenian-American communities in the United States, Ambassador Evans gave a speech at UC Berkeley, California. And what a speech! Among other statements, the ambassador dared proclaim the muslim turks' massacre of Christian Armenians, as "...th
Boutrus: Islam, as portrayed in the encyclopedia of Islam, in the Koran and the Hadith, was spread by means of the sword.
"The sword played a major role in spreading Islam in the past, and it is the sword that preserves Islam today. Islam relies upon Jihad in spreading the religion." This is very clear in the encyclopedia. This appears in section 11, page. 3,245. It says: "Spreading Islam by means of the sword is a duty incumbent upon all Muslims." Thus, Islam is spread by means of the sword. (Courtesy MEMRI TV.)
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From Lebanon’s Al-Manar TV (the Hizballah mouthpiece that qualifies as a Google News source), Hizballah kingpin Hassan Nasrallah explains that the nation’s strength is “its willingness to sacrifice blood, souls, children, fathers, and families”—to destroy Israel. (Courtesy MEMRI TV.)
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The war in Bosnia was an opportunity for the Wahhabists to start the conquest of
Europe . In many documents man can read the cloak of lies spread over the political correct world, and under this cloak of lies (paid for by the Wahhabist oil money) the infiltration of
Europe by fighters was and is taking place as you can see here
To give you some examples of "articles" about these lies:
Selling the Bosnian Myth to America: Buyer Beware
"The creation of a
Bosnia is a victory for racist fanatics." (Anthony Lewis) "A 'political solution' in the Balkans is Orwellian diplo-speak for yielding land to
Serbia that it seized by indiscriminate violence." (Albert Wohlstetter) "We should arm the victims of aggression." (William Safire)1 This type of advocacy rhetoric regarding the Bosnian Muslim government in
Sarajevo finally grew sufficiently deafening to dupe NATO into prosecuting the civil war against the Bosnian Serbs. These words stirred souls and ignited passions but frequently bore little resemblance to reality. In fact,
America has not been so pathetically deceived since Robert McNamara helped to micromanage and escalate the Vietnam War while secretly lacking the intestinal fortitude to state his personal convictions of self-doubt about the enterprise to the President and nation.
The word Hesperophobia was coined by political scientist Robert Conquest. Its roots are the Greek words ‘Ýσπερος (hesperos), which means “the west” and φüβος (phobos), which means “fear,” but which when used as an English suffix can also carry the meaning “hate”. Hesperophobia is fear or hatred of the West.
I came across a great article by John Derbyshire - here are some excerpts:
“A common word for Europeans in the Arabic language is feringji, from “Frank”, i.e. crusader. Arabs don’t hate us because we support Israel. They hate us because we humiliated them, showed up the gross inferiority of their culture. To them, and similarly humiliated peoples, we are the other, detested and feared in a way we can barely understand. Things got really bad in the 19th century. When European society achieved industrial lift-off, Europeans were suddenly buzzing all over the world like a swarm of bees. They encountered these other cultures, that had been vegetating in a quiet conviction of their own superiority for centuries (or in the case of the Chinese, millennia). When these encounters occurred, the encountered culture collapsed in a cloud of dust. Some of them, like the Turks, managed to reconstitute themselves as more or less modern nations; others, like the Arabs and the Chinese, are still struggling with the trauma of that encounter. Neither the Arabs nor the Chinese, for example, have yet been able to attain rational, constitutional government.”
What the West Needs to Know
An examination of Islam, violence, and
the fate of the non-Muslim world.
Virtually every major Western leader has over the past several years expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This claim, while widely circulated, rarely attracts serious public examination. Relying primarily on Islam’s own sources, this documentary demonstrates that Islam is a violent, expansionary ideology that seeks the destruction or subjugation of other faiths, cultures, and systems of government.
Residents of the Tuscan town of Colle di Val d'Elsa, situated between Florence and Sienna, are resisting yet another Muslim attack on their region. Muslims want to build a mosque in the town in order to promote the violent and intolerant ideas espoused in the Koran, a 7th century book written by Mohammed, a pedophilic Arabian herdsmen and warlord.
That there are nearly one billion insane people on this earth willing to follow a pedophile and warlord is already incomprehensible, not to mention an affront to educated and civilized people everywhere. But that they want to do it in Tuscany, one of the fonts of European civilization, certainly counts among the most despicable acts the continent has known in recent decades. It must be resisted with all our strength.
There used to be a time when mixed race couples were rare, but that time has passed in most cosmopolitan cities. But mixed faith marriages are more common. Muslim men frequently marry non-Muslim wives, and often the wives become Muslims. The extinction of the faith identity of the wife in these cases has been warned against by the Catholic Church.
As we reported recently, the reversal of roles, where a Muslim woman marries a non-Muslim husband, is strictly condemned in shari'a law. Abdul Fattah Idris, professor of comparative religious laws at Al-Azhar University in Cairo claims: "Muslim women are prohibited by the Shari'a (Muslim law) from marrying people of the book (i.e., Jews and Christians).
I once knew a couple in Oxford, where a Muslim girl was living with a Hindu trainee doctor. They had to have at least one person staying in the house at all times, because the girl's Muslim relatives had previously tried to have them killed. Most relationships, subjected to such external pressures do not survive.
By Daniel Howden
Published: 25 May 2006
A United Nations envoy has arrived in Turkey to investigate a reported surge in the number of young women committing suicide.
Yakin Erturk, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women, travelled yesterday to the eastern Turkish city of Batman to follow up on reports in local media that up to 36 women had killed themselves since the start of the year. This figure is already much higher than the number for the whole of last year.
Many of the women who have died were allegedly the victims of "forced suicides", where husbands or relatives pushed them into killing themselves to cleanse a perceived offence against family honour.
The family remains paramount across Turkish society and adultery or sex before marriage can be seen as crimes by more socially conservative elements.
The practice of honour killings in Turkey has received widespread attention, and some observers fear that changes to the penal code passed last year have had the unintended consequence of channelling domestic violence into less direct forms.
Women's groups have claimed that in some instances women have been locked in a room with a knife and a gun and told by relatives to end their lives.
Ms Erturk expressed her horror at the reported number of deaths but said there was no hard evidence to support speculation concerning forced suicides.
The increasing influence of women's groups and the prospect of European Union membership prompted a major overhaul of Turkish law in 2005. Legal changes that affected women included an end to commuting sentences for so-called honour killings, while convicted rapists can no longer avoid prison sentences by marrying their victims.
Violence against women is a fact in every country - in the UK two women a week are killed by their partners - but in Turkey conservative attitudes lag behind recent legislation.
While Turkey has one of the lowest suicide rates in the world, some areas of the country are registering higher numbers of women than men taking their lives. "This trend is the reverse of what we've found in the rest of the world and is a great concern," said Ms Erturk. "At this stage I've got more questions than answers."
Other observers have blamed the suicides on despair among young women forced to live severely restricted lives. Leyla Pervizat, a women's rights researcher in Istanbul, warned against blaming a change in the law for the unexplained deaths and cautioned the media against looking for easy answers.
"I'm not surprised this is happening," she said. Turkey is in danger of following the path of Pakistan, Ms Pervizat added, where intense media interest in honour killings was making male-dominated communities find other ways to punish or control women.
"They're going to kill women one way or another," she said.
The mystery of female suicides in Batman has fascinated public opinion in the country for several years. Orhan Pamuk, one of Turkey's leading novelists, set his latest work Snow in Batman with the protagonist being a journalist investigating a suicide epidemic among teenage girls.
The city has found itself at the nexus of the contradictory pressures facing the overwhelmingly Muslim Turkey. The tensions between Islamists, who have a large constituency in rural areas, and the secularists who dominate the army and legal professions, are keenly felt in this part of the country.
Campaigners have pointed to the absence of support for women at risk of abuse. Batman has no shelter or helpline, with the nearest being run by a women's group called Kamer, which is based in the neighbouring province of Diyarbakir.
A United Nations envoy has arrived in Turkey to investigate a reported surge in the number of young women committing suicide.
Yakin Erturk, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women, travelled yesterday to the eastern Turkish city of Batman to follow up on reports in local media that up to 36 women had killed themselves since the start of the year. This figure is already much higher than the number for the whole of last year.
The dreaded blasphemous ice cream
Harper's Magazine (thanks to scaramouche) recently posted "I'm Hatin' It," a September 2005 interview with Rashad Akhtar, "a twenty-seven-year-old British Muslim, who alleges that the graphic used on the lid of Burger King ice-cream cones resembles the Arabic spelling of 'Allah.'"
The Enlightenment happened at half past 12 a.m. in Burger King, Park Royal. I had ordered my food, and a French guy got talking to me and asked, “Are you Muslim?” He said, “Look at this,” and he showed me the cone. I saw it and I thought, “Wow,” like anyone would. He said, “Turn it around.”
Rationality is attitude. One is not born rational, it comes only through training and effort and diligence. It stays because the possessor finds it beneficial-- or is perhaps too lazy too consider something else. Regardless, rationality is a choice one makes. As well, Left fascist dhimmitude is a choice one makes. It's an attitude backed up by fashion statements. I have gone on many times, and perhaps too many times, about the filth weasel Stewart, the Presbyterian pastor from Tarantum, Penn. He and his disguting friends dress up and act as cheer-leaders for murderers, costuming themselves in p.c. tatters and sanctimony. I have often offered to dress them in nooses and to hang them from lamp posts to decorate our cities and nations. I make a fashion statement in so doing. I have an attitude. One sees it in the post from last day, that Che is not a fashionable icon of Progress. One of my favorite writers of these times, Theo. Dalrymple writes below of the same attitude I have. No wonder I like his copy.
By Theodore Dalrymple
City Journal | May 25, 2006
Die Panzerfaust kam aus Tschetschenien
VON BEAT KRAUSHAAR UND ADI SIDON AUS TEL AVIV, MITARBEIT: HENRY HABEGGER
22.05.2006 | 17:13:37
BASEL – Terror-Alarm in Basel. Bei der Verhaftung von radikalen Islamisten finden die Fahnder eine Panzerfaust-Rakete. Sie sollte bei einem Anschlag in der Schweiz abgefeuert werden.
Am 12. Mai hoben die Bundesfahnder und die lokalen Polizeibehörden in Basel und Zürich eine Terror-Zelle aus. Sieben radikale Islamisten wurden verhaftet. Die Aktion fand am gleichen Tag statt, als BLICK über ein geplantes Attentat auf ein israelisches El-Al-Flugzeug in Genf berichtet. Dieses sollte mit einer Panzerfaust RPG-7 durchgeführt werden.
Jeff Gedmin zu Ayaan Hirsi Alis Vertreibung aus Europa
Jeffrey Gedmin vom Berliner Aspen-Institut äußert sich heute in der Welt zu Ayaan Hirsi Ali und zum Thema Mut. Wie immer bei Gedmin: ein Must Read!
More than 32,000 Islamist extremists in Germany. (Hat tip: Fjordman.)
Anyone think this might be cause for concern? But
Germany ’s domestic security agency, the Verfassungsschutz, thinks they’ve bought some time by not participating in the Iraq War.
BERLIN - The number of Islamist extremists based in Germany increased slightly last year but the country faces far lower threat of terrorist attacks than states which took part in the
Iraq war, an official report said Monday. There were 32,100 Islamists living in Germany last year - an increase of about 300 from 2004, said the report by
Germany ’s domestic security agency, the Verfassungsschutz.
Germany has a Muslim minority of about 3 million out of a total population of 82 million, said the report. The biggest Islamist group is Milli Gorus, a Turkish movement with 26,500 members. Other groups are Hamas with about 300 members, Hezbollah with 900 and the Muslim Brotherhood with 1,300. The Verfassungsschutz has no figures for the number of al-Qaeda members based in
Germany , the report said. “Even though the degree to which Germany is threatened is clearly lower than for those states which took part in the Iraq war, it must be noted that Germany is still seen ... as a helper of the US and Israel,” said the report which underlined the presence of German troops in Afghanistan as boosting this image.
Well, there’s your solution, then: stop helping Israel and the
US ! Then
Germany can sit back and watch the crocodiles eat everyone else. Problem solved!
Wed May 24, 6:42 AM ET
CITY (AFP) - More than 1,000
Fatah dissidents marched through
City declaring their allegiance to a rival Hamas security force, two days after deadly clashes between the Palestinian factions.
"We are with the Hamas government standing against corruption," the demonstrators shouted.
Read the article and I can tell you that this method is also used in the
and also by the socialists the leftists.
Really, everyone owes it to themselves to go over to Gates of Vienna and read the new article by Fjordman. But, I will excerpt just a few points here:
In this excerpt, Fjordman describes the New Fascism of Europe, which emanates from the Left:
Daniel Pipes & Lars Hedegaard
A Muslim group in Denmark announced a few days ago that a 30,000 dollar bounty would be paid for the murder of several prominent Danish Jews, a threat that garnered wide international notice. Less well known is that this is just one problem associated with Denmark's approximately 200,000 Muslim immigrants. The key issue is that many of them show little desire to fit into their adopted country.
For years, Danes lauded multiculturalism and insisted they had no problem with the Muslim customs - until one day they found that they did. Some major issues:
"Euro-Islam" between Tolerance and Violence
by Dr. Hans-Peter Raddatz M.A.
European Orient Institute (i.f.)
1. Monologue or Dialogue?
2. Western Pro-Islam
3. German Pro-Islamism
4. Sharia and the Muslim Mind
5. Solidarity of Islam
1. Monologue or Dialogue?
For decades the leading opinion in the West on how Islam should be defined centered on a few, strictly defended stereotypes: peace, tolerance, cultural enrichment etc. Islamic violence, present throughout the ages, had to be masked by stressing instances of Western violence such as the crusades and colonialism.
The campaign by "Danish" imams against the country they live in has taken a new turn. French journalist Mohamed Sifaoui, who earlier infiltrated an al Qaeda cell in France
, this time took it upon himself to infiltrate the scene around the Danish imams. In a program that airs tonight on French TV station France 2, he shows how the imams are conducting an aggressive campaign against opponents in the press and, not the least, the new organisation Democratic Moslems. There especially seems to be a violent hate for the latter and their chairman Naser Khader, MP for the Radicals. According to Jyllands-Posten, the central passage in the program is a scene filmed with hidden camera in the back of a cab, where Ahmed Akkari, the spokesman for the imams on their ME journey, says the following about him:
"If he becomes minister for foreigners or integration, shouldnt we send to guys over to blow up him and his ministry,"
Ahmad Akkari isnt exactly new to violence. He has earlier advocated kicking moslem girls who don wear a veil, and was himself convicted of beating up a small boy while he was a teaching assistant.
In an interview with café babel, Johnny Munkhammar of Timbro, the free market think-tank of Swedish Enterprise, explains that the Scandinavian model is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Johnny Munkhammar at a Timbro conference
You seem to believe that the Scandinavian social model is tantamount to stopping growth and progress. Why is this?
Sweden had the second highest growth rate in the world from 1890 to 1950, but since the tax rate rose from 20 % in 1950 to 50 % in 1980 we have fallen behind. For example, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD
), Sweden was the fourth richest country per capita in the world in 1970 whereas now it is down to number 14. It is no coincidence that an increase in taxes and the size of the state has resulted in a slowing down of economic growth, both in Scandinavia and the rest of Western Europe. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, high taxes on companies mean they have less money left for investments, hiring people, expanding and so on. As such, the taxes are a burden for the very businesses that produce growth and prosperity and have resulted in many jobs and companies moving out of Scandinavia. Secondly, we have high taxes on personal income, which makes working less profitable because you don't get to keep very much from your efforts. Thirdly, the high taxes are often used to pay for people who are not working, therefore making work less attractive and unemployment more attractive. Fourthly, the taxes pay for welfare services such as healthcare and education, which are often delivered by public monopolies. This prevents companies from expanding in this sector, which is becoming increasingly strategic as the industry sector is decreasing.
Nothing happens for decades, decades happen in a day. Well not quite, but sweeping historical changes happen almost imperceptively. Islamic Russia;
Paul Goble, a specialist on ethnic minorities in the Russian Federation has predicted that within the next several decades, Russia will become a Muslim majority state. There is another bad news with fast decline in country's population. This has already become a headache for Russian politicians and policy makers. President Vladimir Putin has called already for Russian women to have more children, because demographers predict that Russia's population will fall from 143 million to 100 million by 2050. This situation has alarmed Russians as well Western leaders, more so because analysts estimate that Muslims will comprise the majority group in Russia's population in few decades.
Sunday Times of London confirms this previous post;
A SENIOR member of an Islamic organisation linked to Al-Qaeda is funding his activities through the kidnapping of Christian children who are sold into slavery in Pakistan.
The Sunday Times has established that Gul Khan, a wealthy militant who uses the base of Jamaat-ud Daawa (JUD) near Lahore, is behind a cruel trade in boys aged six to 12.
They are abducted from remote Christian villages in the Punjab and fetch nearly £1,000 each from buyers who consign them to a life of misery in domestic servitude or in the sex trade.
Khan was exposed in a sting organised by American and Pakistani missionaries who decided to save 20 such boys and return them to their homes. Using a secret camera, they filmed him accepting $28,500 (£15,000) from a Pakistani missionary posing as a businessman who said he wanted to set up an operation in which the boys would beg for cash on the streets. More here
Source Atlas Shrugs
The mujahedin are much more assertive against their foes in Europe than they yet dare to be in
America , and Eurabian dhimmi pols are moving against European anti-jihadists with more dispatch than they have ever shown against the jihadists. "Islamist Threats To Dutch Politician Bring Chill at Home: Ms. Hirsi Ali Quits Parliament, Plans to Resettle in
U.S. After Losing Safe House; A Debate Over Extremism" from the Wall Street Journal, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Die tödliche Illusion vom besiegten Sozialismus
In dem höchst empfehlenswerten Buch Kreide für den Wolf warnt der weitsichtige Roland Baader bereits 1991 davor, dass die in der Bundesrepublik schon damals in ALLEN (!) Parteien reichlich vorhandenen Sozialisten mit Hilfe der neu dazu gekommenen aus der ehemaligen DDR planen, aus der Bundesreublik eine DDR-Light zu errichten, was ihnen 15 Jahre nach Erscheinen dieses Buches perfekt geglückt zu sein scheint.
BY their Acts Ye Shall Know Google
Do no evil? Google is evil. Check this out. New Media Journal (go over to the site) has been labeled a HATE SITE but Google considers Hezbollah's Al Manar a legit news sources? Who the fuck are they kidding? (hat tip Cinnamon Stillwell).
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Eine Forderung der Moslems: Für das Freitagsgebet wollen sie frei bekommen. Foto: AP
veröffentlicht: 18.05.06 - 19:55, akt.: 18.05.06 - 19:56,
Autor: André Anwar
Stockholm (RP). Schwedische Muslime fordern eigene Gesetze gemäß der Scharia. In der Türkei richtet ein Islamist ein Blutbad unter missliebigen Richtern an. Die Türken drohen Paris wegen Armenien - Konfliktherde zwischen dem Islam und der westlichen Moderne.
Unter Proteststürmen forderte der größte muslimische Interessenverband Schwedens Regierung und Opposition auf, besondere Gesetze für im Lande lebende Moslems einzuführen. „Sveriges Muslimska Förbund“ ist mit seinen rund 70.000 Mitgliedern der einflussreichste Interessenverband im Königreich. Unter anderem forderte er, dass Scheidungen zwischen Moslems durch einen Imam abgenickt werden sollen, bevor sie rechtskräftig werden. „Es ist die Rolle des Imam zu vermitteln, so dass Familien weiterhin zusammenleben können. Das ist die größte Aufgabe, die wir haben. Scheidungskinder wollen wir nicht“, sagte Mahmoud Aldebe, Vorsitzender der Moslem-Organisation.
Just before you read this article, bear in mind that long before Nazi Germany forced Jews to wear the yellow badge, Muslim nations had long had a habit of forcing non-believers to wear identifiable (usually yellow) items of clothing
Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.
"This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis."
Iranian expatriates living in Canada yesterday confirmed reports that the Iranian parliament, called the Islamic Majlis, passed a law this week setting a dress code for all Iranians, requiring them to wear almost identical "standard Islamic garments."
The law, which must still be approved by Iran's "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenehi before being put into effect, also establishes special insignia to be worn by non-Muslims.
Iran's roughly 25,000 Jews would have to sew a yellow strip of cloth on the front of their clothes, while Christians would wear red badges and Zoroastrians would be forced to wear blue cloth.
"There's no reason to believe they won't pass this," said Rabbi Hier. "It will certainly pass unless there's some sort of international outcry over this."
Read The Rest...
The Taliban considered themselves to have the same "noble responsibility." "And they now gear up narcotic jihad," from Asian Tribune, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Dhaka, 19 May, (Asiantribune.com): It is current news in
Bangladesh . Owner of pro-radical vernacular daily Naya Diganta (New Sky), which was established with dubious fund from Saudi source a few years back, is now under massive interrogation in remand for his involvement in trafficking huge quantity of heroin (narcotic) to European and American destinations.
Bangladeshi intelligence agencies arrested Badruddoza Chowdhury Momen, owner of BD Foods, a company exporting ‘spices’ to Western destinations, for trafficking huge amount of heroin which were packed inside the sachets of spices. On interrogation, Badruddoza confessed to the interrogators that he has smuggled out narcotics worth few hundred million dollars to United States and
Europe since 2003.
Polygamie in der Türkei
In der Türkei wurde durch den "Aufstand einer Erstfrau" jetzt eines der letzten Tabus der türkischen Politik öffentlich: Polygamie im Parlament. Mindestens 20 Parlamentarier in Ankara haben demnach eine von einem Imam angetraute Zweitfrau neben ihrer offiziellen Gattin. Es wird geschätzt, dass insgesamt mehrere hundertausend türkische Männer sich eine Zweitfrau "halten".
Dazu schreibt newsklick:
By Guldener Sonumut
Thursday , 11 May 2006
A recently published Eurobarometer poll that focuses on the future of Europe shows that people in European Union countries do not have a problem with Turkey's membership. Some 30 percent of them said that enlargement means hope. For 8 percent of them enlargement means satisfaction and for 4 percent of them enlargement means excitement. Those who are against enlargement make up 36 percent of respondents. For the EU population, a European social welfare system could strengthen the EU citizenship of the population. To this could be added a European constitution and, moreover, being able to vote in all elections organized in the member state where they live
'Moderate’ Malaysia Update
Jihad is everywhere. Just look at the front page of any major newspaper, or watch the first ten minutes of the news on CNN or the BBC on any day. Terrorism, the great euphemism for Islam-inspired holy war, AKA ‘Jihad’, gets all the attention and all the headlines.
But bombs and bullets is by no means Jihad’s only modus operandi. It is the loudest and the most obvious, especially for its victims. Indeed, there is another form of Jihad, one that I call the ‘Creeping Jihad.’
Creeping Jihad works like this. Everyone knows a frog, if placed in a pot of boiling water, will jump right out. But if the frog is placed in room temperature water, and if the water temperature is slowly raised to the boiling point, the frog will fail to notice until it’s too late. Creeping Jihad works the same incremental way.
A Palestinian militant of the Islamic group Hamas, carrying a RPG (Rocket propelled grenade) launcher, patrolls a street in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip Wednesday, May 17, 2006. The Palestinian interior minister declared a new Hamas-dominated police force operational on Wednesday, defying President Mahmoud Abbas in a powerful challenge that could stoke more internal bloodshed.
Humanitarian reasons: (EU)
If the reason is purely humanitarian, then why do Palestinian Arabs deserve millions of dollars more than starving kids in sub-Saharan Africa? It is not like they do not have resources to grow crops or provide medical care - and they received state-of-the-art greenhouses giftwrapped. At what point does the world say that Palestinian Arabs need to show some level of responsibility for themselves rather than being bailed out by the West?
Political influence: (Arab states)
The fear is that if we don't give money to Hamas, Iran will, thus increasing Iran's influence in the conflict. Of course, Hamas has made it clear that it wants money with no preconditions and it will not be influenced easily. And what is the difference between Arab goals for Palestine and Persian goals?
Hamas was elected democratically (loony leftists and Arabs who support Saudi Arabia):
So the people that elected murderers should have no responsibility for electing murderers?
Moslems und Linke ziehen am gleichen Filmstrang
Der Film "The Da Vinci Code", der angeblich die wahren Anfänge des Christentums zeigt, hat bisher ein geteiltes Echo bei denen, die ihn schon im Kino sehen konnten, erzeugt. Die einen fragen: "Wo flossen die 125 Millionen Euro Produktionsmittel hin?" Die anderen fragen: "Wo kamen die 125 Millionen Euro Produktionsmittel her?"
100 Millionen Pfund hat laut Worldnetdaily ein Moslem für die Kinoversion eingesammelt: Mohammed Yusef. Der Gründer von Invicta Capital hat in Großbritannien einen steuerbegünstigten Fond zur Finanzierung des anti-christlichen Films aufgelegt. Die 100 Millionen Pfund, die der Fond Sony zur Produktion des Films zur Verfügung stellte, wurden von reichen Investoren aufgebracht, die jeweils zwei bis drei Millionen Pfund einzahlten. Wie die Times berichtet, kauft Invicta Capital den ganzen Film von Sony mit dem Geld des Fonds und least ihn dann an den Produzenten zurück. Für die diversen Geldgeber bringt das Steuervergünstigungen von jeweils mehreren 100.000 Pfund.
Immigratiewet in Frankrijk aangescherpt
Door onze correspondent Parijs, 18 mei. Het Franse parlement heeft gisteren ingestemd met een strengere immigratiewet. De nieuwe wet moet met name huwelijks- en gezinsmigratie beperken en kennismigratie bevorderen.
Minister van Binnenlandse Zaken Nicolas Sarkozy is meteen daarna naar Mali en Benin vertrokken om zich te verdedigen tegen kritiek van het Afrikaanse continent. De Franse regering zegt met name hogere drempels te willen opwerpen voor migranten die weinig kans maken op de arbeidsmarkt.
De partner mag gezinsleden voortaan pas laten overkomen als hij minimaal achttien maanden in Frankrijk woont (dat was een jaar), werk heeft (een uitkering was voordien voldoende) en als hij passende woonruimte heeft.
Toleranz und Verständnis der Deutschen gesunken
Mehrere PI-Leser haben uns inzwischen auf die Allensbach-Umfrage über die Ansichten der Deutschen zum Zusammenleben mit der beängstigend schnell wachsenden Zahl von moslemischen Mitbürgern aufmerksam gemacht. Die Studie zeigt, dass die Menschen in Deutschland dem Islam mit wachsendem Misstrauen begegnen - zumindest vorübergehend. Die Umfrage ist kaum veröffentlicht, da werden schon die ersten besorgten Stimmen laut, dass womöglich das friedliche Zusammenleben der Menschen in Gefahr ist, etwa die Toleranz gegenüber dem Islam sinken könnte...
The Wall Street Journal
is reporting the beginnings of what could be another sea change for Europe. Remember the 1930’s when so many of Europe’s intelligentsia came to America to escape Fascism? Albert Einstein was one; Karen Horney was another. Our intellectual ranks and our universities were enriched as Europe’s totalitarian rumblings caused the educated ranks to flee to safer shores.
It seems to be happening again. In addition to Hirsi Ali’s eminent departure from the Netherlands, there is a growing feeling that Europe is not safe for those who dissent even a little from the received wisdom of the bureaucratic state, or dare to confront the Muslim taqiyya so prevalent there:
First take a look at PeakTalk for a magnificent post about the resentment that success and ambition usually generate in The Netherlands. So first and formost, we have a dish of schadenfreude served piping hot.
Israpundit observes Holland: A Nation of Cowards, the Streetwalker of Europe
The Dutch were once a courageous and admirable people who fought their Spanish oppressors and then vied with Great Britain for dominion over the seas. The days of William of Orange and Admiral DeRuyter are long gone, though. As shown by their reaction to physical threats to Member of Parliament Hirsi Ali, the Dutch are now a nation of contemptable cowards who deserve to be collectively raped and trampled under foreign (Islamofascist) bootheels.
We have already shown that physical cowardice is an Arab cultural trait, and that the Dune Goon prefers to get its way by lying and treachery (e.g. hudnas or phony truces). Honor was once so important to Europeans that anyone who called himself a gentleman and any nation that considered itself a gentleman in the community of nations felt obliged to fight to preserve it. Here, for example, is what the Polish magnate Jarema Wisniowiecki said of Poland’s negotiations with Cossacks who had slaughtered Polish citizens, raped Polish women, and looted and burned Polish property.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
A different slant from Europe
It's fascinating that this should come out of Europe. Matthias Dapfner, Chief Executive of the huge German publisher Axel Springer AG, has written a blistering attack in DIE WELT, Germany's largest daily paper, against the timid reaction of Europe in the face of the Islamic threat. History will certify its correctness.
EUROPE - THY NAME IS COWARDICE (Commentary by Mathias Dapfner CEO, Axel Springer, AG)
A few days ago Henry Broder wrote in Welt am Sonntag, "Europe - your family name is appeasement." It's a phrase you can't get out of your head because it's so terribly true.
Appeasement cost millions of Jews and non-Jews their lives as England and France, allies at the time, negotiated and hesitated too long before they noticed that Hitler had to be fought, not bound to toothless agreements.
Appeasement legitimized and stabilized Communism in the Soviet Union , then East Germany, then all the rest of Eastern Europe where for decades, inhuman suppressive, murderous governments were glorified as the ideologically correct alternative to all other possibilities.
The new leader is Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 70, a military strongman and president of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland.
An army commander in the 1960s who studied in Italy and the former Soviet Union, Mr Abdullahi was jailed for refusing to take part in the military coup led by fellow officer Siad Barre in 1969.
In prison, he spent time with the late Somali warlord, Mohamed Farah Aideed.
Mr Abdullahi was released in 1975 and three years later, he headed the first attempt to overthrow the Somali dictator.
Mr Abdullahi comes from one of Somalia's six major clans, the Darod.
His approach to leadership has been described as authoritarian - and many of his opponents in Puntland have been sacked, jailed or even killed.
Islamist Websites and the Conflict Between Rival Arab & Muslim Political Forces
Most of the media in the Arab world - newspapers, television, and radio - are affiliated with various political forces, whether governmental or opposition, operating from within the country or outside it. These media are an important tool in the power struggles among the rival political forces behind them.
With the development of the Internet in the Middle East, websites have become yet another tool in the struggle between rival Arab forces. One prominent example of Internet use as part of this struggle is the campaign by www.tajdeed.org.uk - which belongs to the Saudi Islamist opposition operating in London and is directed by Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Al-Mas'ari, who also heads the Al-Tajdeed Al-Islami organization - against www.alhesbah.org, a leading Islamist site that is a conduit for messages from Al-Qaeda and other jihad organizations. 
Al-Tajdeed accused Al-Hesbah of working for Arab and Western intelligence apparatuses to expose and arrest contributors to the jihad web forums. According to Al-Tajdeed, Al-Hesbah had brought about the arrest of all the founders of another Islamist website, www.al-ansar.org, including "bin Roma" and "Irhabi 007." Al-Tajdeed also asserted that Al-Hesbah had brought about the arrest of all the members of the Global Information Media Front (GIMF)  directly after they posted an announcement, on behalf of Al-Qaeda, taking responsibility for the February 25, 2006 Abqiq operation (an attempt to strike at the Saudi oil fields), and that Al-Hesbah had brought about the killing of the perpetrators of the operation by Saudi security forces.
Al-Hesbah stopped operating on March 17, 2006, and restarted on April 13, 2006. It is common for Islamist websites to disappear from and return to the web, and this is part of the dynamic of Islamist Internet activity. However, Al-Tajdeed took advantage of Al-Hesbah's temporary disappearance to step up its attacks on it. Al-Tajdeed recommended that jihad supporters visit alternative websites that, it claimed, were more reliable and on which there was no hostile intelligence activity. When Al-Hesbah returned, Al-Tajdeed warned visitors to the site to take precautions lest their identities be discovered, and gave detailed instructions for doing so.
Following last Thursday’s Antwerp massacre the Belgian authorities have announced zero tolerance for racism. Belgian journalists, lawyers and politicians (including Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt), say that I am responsible for creating the atmosphere of hatred that led to the massacre. Some people even demand that I be prosecuted.
Belgian television and the Brussels papers say that the Antwerp shoot-out is the result of my writings. Regular readers of The Brussels Journal know my view well enough: I have repeatedly defended the view that Muslim immigrants are not to blame for Europe's predicament. The latter is entirely of our own making. Europeans have foolishly replaced God by the State as the one on whom they rely to take care of all their needs from cradle to grave. The religious vacuum has led to a demographic vacuum, because those who lose faith in God lose faith in the future as well. A civilization that has created a religious and a demographic vacuum is bound to perish.
The lights are turning out for Europe. If America follows Europe’s example Christendom is lost.
Vor zwei Tagen berichteten wir auf PI darüber, dass auf der Grundlage einer vom österreichischen Innenministerium in Auftrag gegebenen Studie, sich 45% der in Wien lebenden Muslime gar nicht in die westliche Gesellschaft integrieren wollten. Die angekündigten Gegenmaßnahmen sind - klar - den Dialog suchen und Integrationsfonds aufstocken. Mit anderen Worten: Ohne Sinn und Verstand Geld aus dem Fenster werfen.
Natürlich protestierten moslemische Verbände umgehend und zweifeln die Studie an. Anas Schakfeh, Präsident der Islamischen Glaubensgemeinschaft, kann die Ergebnisse der Studie am Sonntag jedenfalls nicht nachvollziehen. Kritisiert wurde in diesem Zusammenhang natürlich auch die Äußerung der Innenministerin, dass, wer sich nicht integrieren wolle, in Österreich nichts zu suchen habe. Und der Integrationsbeauftragte der Glaubensgemeinschaft, der Wiener SPÖ-Gemeinderat Omar Al-Rawi, forderte dazu auf, Abstand von solchen Aussagen zu nehmen, "die in Richtung verstärkte Islamfeindlichkeit gehen". Nun kommen allerdings weitere Meldungen aus Österreich, die die Studie im Kern zu bestätigen scheinen.
door Eildert Mulder
Linkse Turken in Nederland maken zich zorgen over dreigementen, die ze de laatste maanden opvallend vaak krijgen van rechts-nationalistische landgenoten.
Ze zeggen dat naar aanleiding van de campagne tegen Zeki Arslan van het multiculturele instituut Forum. Arslan zou op 27 april op persoonlijke titel het woord voeren op een symposium over genocide in de synagoge van Enschede.
Behalve de holocaust zouden ook de genocides tegen Armeniërs en Syrisch-orthodoxe christenen aan de orde komen, uitgevoerd in 1915 in het oosten van Turkije. Dat land ontkent die genocides.
Het Turkstalige, in Nederland uitkomende weekblad Dünya, noemde Arslan een verrader en een ’theoreticus van een terreurorganisatie’. Ook zou hij subsidiegelden aanwenden voor terreur.
I came to Holland in the summer of 1992 because I wanted to be able to determine my own future. I didn’t want to be forced into a destiny that other people had chosen for me, so I opted for the protection of the rule of law. Here in Holland, I found freedom and opportunities, and I took those opportunities to speak out against religious terror.
In January 2003, at the invitation of the VVD party, I became a member of parliament. I accepted the VVD’s invitation on the condition that I would be the party’s spokesman for the emancipation of women and the integration of immigrants.
What exactly did I want to achieve?
The organized starvation, brutalization and the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian Christians at the hands of the Turks during the First World War, is still a "so-called" genocide. That, you see, was a spontaneous combination of famine and disease made worse by inter-ethnic friction in the middle of a war! Bad things happen to good people during war.
And besides, all those women, children and frail old men were actually plotting revolution!
In response to the ongoing french move to criminalize the denial of the Armenian genocide, the Turks have decided to fight back with similar legislation of their own, aiming for a soft spot in France's colonial history, as Turkey discusses recognizing something they call an "Algerian Genocide":
A ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party deputy on Wednesday opened a draft bill for signatures that aims at Turkey's recognition of a French massacre of 200,000 Algerians between 1954 and 1962 as "genocide."
The move mirrors the French Parliament's current discussions on a bill that aims to punish those who question Armenian genocide claims with prison time.
Ik schreef aan de Tweede Kamerleden die lid zijn van de vaste kamercommissie van Justitie, het volgende:
Is er rechtsongelijkheid in Nederland? Los van mijn standpunt over Hirsi Ali zou ik u willen vragen wanneer u mevr. Farah Karima vraagt haar zetel in het parlement alsmede haar paspoort in te leveren? Ook zij heeft gelogen, met of zonder hulp van Vluchtelingenwerk. Ook zij heeft dat toegegeven ook Groenlinks is daarvan op de hoogte.
Zij schreef in het pdf bestand: http://www.birnweich.de/farah/pdf/Van%20rood%20islamisme%20naar%20GroenLinks.pdf
Kamerlid Farah Karimi is in de jaren tachtig actief geweest voor de radicale Iraanse verzetsgroep Moedjahedin Khalk. In 1986 verbrak ze de banden, maar bij haar komst in de Nederlandse politiek verzweeg ze dit verleden. ,,Ik kon geen stempel gebruiken.''
In afwachting van uw antwoord,
Met vriendelijke groeten,
by Baron Bodissey
The famous imam of the cartoon jihad, Danish Islamist Ahmed Abu Laban, is at it again. Not content with biting the hand that feeds him, he’s ready to take it off at the elbow: this time he’s insulting the intelligence of the Danes, the poor ignorant folk among whom he has magnanimously consented to live.
According to Sugiero:
Danish Imam Abu Laban had great fun during his weekly Friday Prayer in The Islamic Society’s mosque in Copenhagen, calling his Danish fellow citizens lazy, non-educated, racists and ignorants who let themselves be manipulated by the media.
According to Laban, via the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet, that description fits one of every five Danes: “If you believe education is expensive, try being ignorant. Living as an ignorant is expensive. I feel sorry for the Danes that fit to this description. They let the media form their opinion,” he shouted from the pulpit.
In Laban’s opinion, the lack of education and knowledge are the main reasons for racism and islamophobia.
I remember well the time I could surf the Web and find Saudhouse.com. It was a very interesting website, expressing opinions of Saudis intent on reform. It was soon taken offline. The Saudi authorities couldn't stand the heat.
I am taking the liberty of publishing one of the articles I read at that time. It is too enlightening to be ignored.
Naturally, I have been unable to contact the author of this piece to ask for permission. Indeed, the author is unknown. He had to remain so for his own safety. I trust he will be happy for me to republish his work. Here it is for you to 'enjoy', unaltered (except for some minimal changes to paragraphs here and there) and unabridged:
How al-Saud view Saudis and Foreigner. Saudhouse.com. September 20, 1996
The history of al-Saud family is quite interesting. It spans three different eras with the last being the most visible and the most publicized because of the discovery of oil.
Going back to its modern founder Ibn Saud, Saudi Arabia found its place in history through secret conspiracies that initially pegged cousins against cousins and tribes against tribes. Today, it pegs nations against nations and still churns out enough secrets and conspiracies to keep it in the limelight.
Al-Saud have financed fundamentalism in neighboring countries. They have financed the Iran-Contra operations against the will of US Congress and the laws of the United States. They have financed Mujaheddin in Afghanistan. They have financed Iraq against Iran. They have started two wars in Yemen and failed in both of them. They have financed French elections using their cronies on both sides of the isle. This is what we know. What we do not know is the iceberg itself.
Armed with a keen disposition to interfere in affairs of other nations around the globe, this country of 12 million had used its money and influence to peddle everything and anything. Along the way, we have seen al-Saud's own views of the world and the people around them. A heated conversation in 1980, at the height of Saudi power and oil surplus, took place between this author and a closed associate of the royal family and considered part of their inner circle at the Fouquet cafe on the Champs Elysees in Paris. The conversation centered around Saudi role in world affairs having been thrusted [sic] onto the scene at a time when western economies were still stagnating from higher oil prices and other factors one of which the taking of hostages by Iran and the low self-esteem the US endured during that period.
It's not just the US that's got problems with illegal immigrants, which, you can be sure, include more than enough Muslims with potential terrorists. Even in Europe, specifically in Belgium, they've got the problem of churches whose managers identify with the far left, who're providing sanctuary for illegal aliens
, among them plenty of Muslims
. Much of this has what to do with government corruption, of course, as the following also tells
UDEP spokesman Ali Guissé, an African immigrant, says the church occupations were boosted by Patrick Dewael, the Belgian Interior Minister. Guissé was an illegal immigrant himself until very recently. He led the group of 118 sans-papiers that occupied the Saint Boniface Church in Elsene last October. Last month Minister Dewael offered 60 of them, including Guissé, permanent residence permits “for humanitarian reasons” because they had gone on hungerstrike. According to Guissé many sans-papiers now think that the way to get their situation “regularised” is by occupying a church and threatening to go on hungerstrike. “Indirectly the minister encourages the occupation of churches and the hungerstrikes,” Ali Guissé told Het Laatste Nieuws, Belgium’s largest paper, today. He said:
Now that Europe has rid itself of the troublesome Cassandra voice of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Eurodhimmis have decided that Paul Belien of the Brussels Journal is next.
After a Belgian teenager went on a murder spree and killed a Turkish woman, a Flemish toddler and her black nanny, Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt and others are blaming Belien -- for creating an atmosphere of "racial hatred."
This is unconscionably irresponsible and dastardly on the part of Verhofstadt and those who have echoed his charges. Belien has written strongly and fearlessly about the threat to European civilization posed by unrestricted Muslim immigration. As I have pointed out countless times here and elsewhere, this threat is not constituted by race but by ideology. Those who are trying to resist the jihad are not racists, but people who see the implications of the Sharia for the equality of rights for women and religious minorities -- the Sharia that all too many of those Muslim immigrants want ultimately to impose upon European societies.
She isn't Dutch, never was, says the lamentable Verdonk. And that may keep her from being able to come to America.
These despicable, black-hearted Dutch dhimmis. They evidently want to take the greatest stateman they have produced in this age and send her back to Somalia and certain death.
Hirsi Ali Persecution Update from Liberty and Justice:
Ayaan Not Dutch; According To Dutch Minister
NOS Journaal reports:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali received her Dutch passport on false grounds. This wrote minister Verdonk in a letter to the VVD-MP.
The definitive results (re: of the investigation) will come later, but on the basis of the broadcast of the tv-show Zembla and the "now known facts", Hirsi Ali is "concidered as not having reveived the Dutch nationality" according to Verdonk.
Not having a Dutch passport will mean that Hirsi Ali is falsely a member of Parliament. Hirsi Ali has six weeks to (go in) appeal to the letter from Verdonk.
I don't know what to say about this. I feared this would happen, but thought that there was only a slim chance that Verdonk would take away Ayaan's Dutch nationality (not having received the Dutch nationality means she has her passport illegally; right now, she is not concidered Dutch.
Viele Einzelfälle ergeben ein Gesamtproblem
Vor drei Tagen berichteten wir auf PI über Schwierigkeiten in der Hauptstadt, Polizeigewalt auszuüben. In Problemviertel mit einem hohen Anteil von – political correct – Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund wie Kreuzberg, Wedding oder Neukölln, kann es schnell dazu kommen, dass die Polizei sich in der Minderheit und in einer Verteidigungsposition befindet. Alles Einzelfälle, versteht sich.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali VVD-parliamentarian from the
Netherlands will withdraw her selves from the Dutch politics. By 1 September she will move to the
United States . That is what she will announce on a press conference tomorrow at four o’clock. Hirsi Ali give up her seat and will be employed by the think-tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in
Washington DC , thus the Volkskrant Monday.
Hirsi Ali would leave in fact just on 1 May next year, after the second parliamentary congressional elections. She has decided to move earlier because she must leave her house in
The Hague due to a decision of the judge by 27 Augusts after complaints of local residents. Moreover VVD-parliamentarian is under fire, the previous days, due to a retransmission the Zembla program from the VARA last Thursday. In this a camera team went to Africa in search for lies which Hirsi Ali has told at her asylum application in the
Netherlands in 1992.
Mahoma with his Army
Mahoma accepting the surrender of the Curaya clan
maandag 15 mei 2006 10:46
De Turks-islamitische beweging Milli Görüs is in hoog tempo aan het radicaliseren. Dit weekeinde werd bekend dat de extremistische Duitse tak van de Turkse moslimorganisatie de Nederlandse afdeling overneemt. Maandag benoemden de Duitse fundamentalisten een nieuwe directeur.
Het Duitse hoofdkantoor van Milli Görüs in Keulen geldt als militant en zeer conservatief. De invloed op de Turkse gemeenschap in Duitsland is groot, en de inlichtingendienst daar houdt de Turkse islamisten dan ook scherp in het oog.
Maandag voltooiden de Duitse fundamentalisten hun machtsovername in Nederland met de benoeming tot directeur van Öner Hamurcu, voorzitter van de Turkse moskee in Amersfoort. In Nederland telt de organisatie ongeveer 30.000 leden en 23 moskeeën verspreid over heel Nederland.
American asylum for French Jews: Before I go on, please sign the petition
. More on it here.
We must help save these people. 12 million illegal aliens getting amnesty just because they crossed the border? C'mon, help these folks.
VIDEO HERE: NIDRA POLLER:
THE MURDER OF ILAN HALIMI. WHAT FUTURE FOR THE JEWS IN FRANCE
I'm just came back from the upper West Side having attended a lecture with Nidra Poller for CAMERA.org. I look forward to my lunch with her tomorrow. Listening to Poller speak of "homemade concentration camps", French Jew hatred, "punk jihad," and the dismal outlook for France and invariably Europe is beyond draining and depressing.
I will run the lecture tomorrow (I don't have my equipment) but I will transcribe some my notes.
Nidra Poller is an expatriate. She left Philly in 1972 and circuitously came to France to live and write. She is long settled in Paris, firmly planted in French soil (but to me she is quintessentially Americain)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali und Leon de Winter zum Kampf gegen den Dschihad
Zur Bedeutung des Öls für die totalitären arabischen Staaten im Kampf gegen den Westen äußerte sich Irans Ayatollah Khomeini vor einigen Jahren wie folgt: "Dank sei Gott ... Öl ist in den Händen von Muslimen. So sollen andere kommen und sich vor euch verneigen, sie sollen eure Hände küssen, eure Füße küssen und diese Reserven zum höchsten Preis kaufen. Ihr sollt euch nicht vor ihnen verneigen."
Ayaan Hirsi Ali und Leon de Winter fordern heute in der Welt, dass der Westen sich endlich von dieser Abhängigkeit vom arabischen Öl - die die Entwicklung der iranischen Atombombe, die Unterdrückung von Frauen und die Verbreitung radikaler Moscheen finanziert - befreien muss. Sie schreiben:
45 Prozent der Muslime in Österreich sind nicht integrationswillig
Am 14. Juli 1683 stand ein riesiges Heer der Osmanen vor den Toren Wiens. Am 12. September 1683 griffen die alliierten Truppen das Osmanische Heer an. Es war die größte Reiterschlacht in der Geschichte, in der mehr als 76 000 alliierte Soldaten gegen 200000 Türken kämpften. Die Alliierten gewannen damals die Schlacht - Wien war befreit.
Auch in Wien kommt man langsam drauf, dass sich moslemische Parallelgesellschaften herausgebildet haben. Aber statt hart dagegen vorzugehen, werden wiedermal nur Steuermittel verschwendet um den Integrationsfonds massiv (!!!) aufzustocken. Die Reaktion der Grünen war ohnehin absehbar. Mittlerweile ist es auch in Wien, wenngleich auch noch nicht mit manchen Stadtteilen in Berlin und Paris zu vergleichen, radikaler geworden und der österreichische Bürger wird massiv eingeschränkt. Wienerschnitzel aus Schweinefleisch, Sparschweine zum Weltspartag in den Bankfilialen, Werbeplakate von Unterwäschefirmen für Frauen, sind nur einige wenige Dinge die schön langsam auch in Wien verschwinden und keiner geht dagegen vor, sondern wird sofort ins braune Eck geschoben. Dafür wird einem linksradikalen venezulanischen Staatschef Chavez ein Staatsempfang bereitet. Schöne neue Welt.
A few weeks ago, in a post commemorating the 70th anniversary of the birth of appeasement (Hitler's invasion of the Rhineland), I offered these words:
Today, we're again locked in a battle to maintain world peace and sustain Western values. This time, the threat is more complex, as it consists of several distinct but related threads. Their common denominator is political Islam, whose adherents, like the Nazis, believe that history has dealt them an unjust hand, reject our values, and seek a new world order to satisfy their grievances. The threads range from efforts to establish sharia law in Western societies to state-sponsored and transnational terrorist groups to Iran's nuclear program.
In a similar vein, the noted historian Niall Ferguson portrays the similarities between Iran's Ahmadinejad and Germany's Hitler in his op-ed in The Telegraph. He begins by asking why it seems so hard to stop Iran from going nuclear, observing that the West seems paralysed, "watching Ahmadinejad with the same appalled fascination that a large and docile cow might regard a rearing cobra," and asserting that
Ahmadinejad really has taken a leaf out of the Führer's book. He has discovered the counter-intuitive truth that it works to talk aggressively before you have acquired weapons of mass destruction.
In 1938, Hitler bluffed and the West folded its hands:
Sunday May 14, 2006
The United Nations held 'World Press Freedom Day 2006' earlier this month. I don't know why. Maybe the UN realised that so many of its member states stifled press and other freedoms they needed encouragement to do better. If so, the day was a wretched failure.
It began promisingly. At a meeting in Westminster, Roger Koeppel, editor-in-chief of the centre-right German paper Die Welt, gave a classic defence of freedom of expression. He had done what no British editor dared do and printed the Danish cartoons of Muhammad. He received the customary death threats, but didn't regret it, because 'it is essential to protect freedom of expression because of all the pain we have invested to keep our liberal, secular society'.
Dr Maleeha Lodhi, the Pakistani High Commissioner to Britain, opposed him. She denounced 'the tendency in the West to say, "We insult our own, so we can insult yours, too." Well, no. We do have a problem with that and we demand respect'. Her 'demand' for censorship was a faithful reflection of her masters' policy. The Pakistani military dictatorship not only has blasphemy laws, but also forces journalists to resign, arrests them and holds them in solitary confinement. The monitoring agency Freedom House succinctly describes the Pakistani media as 'not free', and they aren't.
(1926- ) Egyptian Muslim scholar, now working from the University of Qatar.
Qaradawi is often claimed to be a moderate on religious and social matters, one of the most influential among modern Muslims. His views are still very much to be considered conservative understanding of the Sunna, and he is often accused of really being an Islamist. Some confusion among Western observers has risen from him sometimes appearing to speak with two tongues.
The Palestinian Authority was lurching further towards a split today as the power struggle between Hamas and Fatah, the two rival political parties, degenerated into violence.
At least nine people were injured this morning when gunmen from the ruling Hamas party opened fire from a car on bodyguards protecting Samir Masharawi, a leading Fatah activist in Gaza City.
The bodyguards hit back, peppering the car with bullets and injuring at least one of the attackers. Eight more people were injured in sproadic gun battles as supporters from both side streamed to the scene. Five children between the ages of eight and 14, who were on their way to school, were among the casualties.
Bruce Bawer IV
To turn from all these books, which illuminate the challenges now facing Europe in a variety of ways, to Timothy Garton Ash’s Free World is to step through the looking glass from reality into fantasy.21 Most of the writers I’ve discussed here are scorned by the academic establishment for their politically incorrect views; Garton Ash, by contrast, is a professor at Oxford, where he directs the European Studies Centre, and is a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He is considered a world-class expert on Europe and its future, and he refers frequently in his book to his participation in glamorous-sounding international conferences on weighty topics. In short, he is at the heart of the European academic elite—and his book’s main value, it turns out, is that it is an absolutely perfect example of today’s European-elite mentality in all its arrogance, self-delusion, and folly. As such, it is worth looking at in some detail.
Garton Ash focuses on what he claims is the most important issue in Europe today—the conflict between “Euro-Gaullists,” who want Europe to band together as a counterweight to American power, and “Euroatlanticists,” who seek to maintain strong ties to America. Britain, as the linchpin between America and Europe, occupies a key position in this conflict. Which way, he asks, should it turn? His answer: both. Opposing the idea that either America or Europe is superior, his main point is that America and Europe belong to a “family of developed, liberal democracies” and that “America is better in some ways, Europe in others.” I can agree with this thesis; but when Garton Ash begins developing it, he leaves reality behind.
Bruce Bawer III
In their views of Islam, the authors of the above books differ on many points, but all of them enhance one’s understanding of the beliefs and prejudices that animate Europe’s immigrant multitudes. They also help one to understand why so many of these newcomers have so firmly resisted integration. But no book explains the European Muslim situation, in all its complexity, more ably than Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis, in which an Egyptian-born Jewish writer who lives in Switzerland and calls herself Bat Ye’or (Hebrew for “daughter of the Nile”) argues that the high immigration and low integration levels are the result not of European leaders’ well-intentioned naïveté but of an extensive pattern of political, economic, and academic collaboration between the left-wing European establishment and Arab governments that has been underway for decades. The long-term goal of this collaboration is to bring the two sides of the Mediterranean together into a single confederated entity.18 Ye’or calls it Eurabia.
It’s hard to overstate this book’s importance. Ye’or would seem to have done nothing less than discovered the Grand Unifying Theory of Euro-Muslim relations. At first blush, indeed, her explanation seems too simple; one wonders whether she is peddling a paranoid conspiracy theory—a Protocols of the Elders of Brussels, as it were. But her documentation is thorough, her research apparently unimpeachable. At the center of her story is something called the Euro-Arab Dialogue (EAD), a joint initiative of the EU and Arab governments whose meetings are closed, proceedings unpublished, and activities thus “shielded from scrutiny and democratic control.” One result of the EAD’s efforts has been the institutionalization, in European media, schools, and universities, of a strict political correctness that has bred a reflexive antagonism toward the U.S. and Israel and that brooks no criticism of Arab governments or immigrants. Europeans, writes Ye’or, have unwittingly endured “thirty years of constant indoctrination,” and while most of them “harbor no hate,” a culture of animosity toward America, Jews, and Israel has indeed been thrust upon them and has, despite “the enormous gap between Eurocrat theorists and the European population,” had an inevitable effect, as manifested, for example, in the massive anti-American demonstrations that have taken place in European cities in recent years.
Bruce Bawer II
What is the role of Islam itself in shaping the difficulties associated with Europe’s immigrant communities? On this question there is broad disagreement. Wikan, an expert on the Islamic world, absolves Islam of all blame, maintaining that the trouble lies with certain cultures in which the dominant religion happens to be Islam and not with the religion itself. Al-Kubaisi, raised a Muslim, takes the opposite view, insisting that the negative aspects of Muslim communities can’t be disconnected from Islam itself, since it’s by far the most powerful of the forces that shape those communities.
Several recent books have attempted to address the growing curiosity and concern in the West about the Muslim faith and its relationship to Europe’s integration crisis and the war on terrorism. In The Crisis of Islam, the distinguished scholar Bernard Lewis, while stressing that he’s not hostile to Islam (which “has given dignity and meaning to drab and impoverished lives” and “taught men of different races to live in brotherhood”) and that he doesn’t necessarily view it as problematic (#&147;Islam as such is not an enemy of the West”), acknowledges that the worldviews of Islamist terrorists and their supporters have been shaped largely by Muslim theology and history.13 He adds, however, that Islamist views of the West (especially of America) have also been heavily influenced by both Nazism and Communism. And he underscores the immense impact on contemporary Islamist thought of Egyptian activist Sayyid Qutb, whose two-year sojourn in America in the late 1940s exposed him to a lifestyle based largely on “a good time” and “fun” (Qutb, writing in Arabic, rendered these words in the original English) and who was disgusted by everything from church dances to the Kinsey Report. Islam’s Satan being “neither an imperialist nor an exploiter” but “a seducer,” notes Lewis, it’s not American imperialism or exploitation that provokes Islamists but rather the seductive appeal of American culture, their own attraction to which appalls them.
My learning curve was steep. When I look back, it’s as if one day the whole business wasn’t even on my radar screen, and the next day I understood that it was the most important issue of our time.
It happened in Amsterdam, a city I flipped for in 1997 and moved to a year later.1 But it wasn’t till 1999, when I lived briefly in a predominantly Muslim neighborhood, that I took in the fact that the city was divided into two radically different and almost entirely separate communities. One of them, composed mostly of ethnic Dutchmen, was secular, liberal, and (owing to a very low birthrate) dwindling steadily; the other, composed of immigrant Muslims, lived in tradition-bound, self-segregating enclaves whose autocratic leaders despised democracy and whose population (thanks to high birth and immigration rates) was climbing rapidly. This division, I soon realized, was replicated across Western Europe. Clearly, major social friction—and more—lay down the line.
Eine Psychoanalyse des Islam von Gehad Mazarweh
Blogger Schoggo-TV hat in der ZEIT ein sechsseitiges Interview mit dem Psychoanalytiker Gehad Mazarweh gefunden, das sehr anschaulich zeigt, dass Muslime ein dickes Problem mit der Selbstkritik haben. Wenn man dann noch bedenkt, dass jene Muslime, die sich einer Psychoanalyse überhaupt öffnen, meist der Bildungsschicht angehören, dann dürfte die durch den Islam geprägte Unfähigkeit zur Selbstkritik und zum Dialog bei der Masse der Muslime noch größer sein.
Auszug aus dem Beitrag von Schoggo-TV:
Der Berliner Tagesspiegel befragt in einem Interview den scheidenden Bundesanwalt Nehm zu islamistischem Terrorismus und zu den Terrorprozessen, in denen die Bundesanwaltschaft mit ihren Anklagen kläglich gescheitert ist. Merkwürdigerweise hat man dennoch den Eindruck, dass Kay Nehm mit der Bilanz seiner Arbeit im großen und ganzen zufrieden ist. Die Öffentlichkeit habe eine falsche Wahrnehmung von der Arbeit der Justiz, erfahren wir, weil ihr die Grundlagen fehlten. Deshalb brauchten wir "anstelle oberflächlicher Gerichtsshows einen fundierten Rechtskundeunterricht an Schulen." - Oder eben einen besseren Generalbundesanwalt.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung über die Grenzen der Gelassenheit
Seit dem Streit um die Mohammed-Karikaturen, die die dänische Zeitung «Jyllands-Posten» veröffentlichte, sind Freiheiten und Grenzen der Presse zu einem Dauerthema geworden. Dabei ist die Lage denkbar unübersichtlich. Nicht immer ist gleich zu erkennen, was eine echte Gefahr, was bloss rhetorische Drohgebärde ist. Wo muss entschieden dem Versuch einer Einschränkung unverstellter Öffentlichkeit begegnet werden, wo kann man sich die Haltung des gelassenen Beobachters skurriler Zeitläufe leisten? Was ist überhaupt zu melden, was sollte besser der Öffentlichkeit verborgen bleiben?
Die jüngsten Terrordrohungen gegen die dänischen Zeichner verdienen öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit. Eine als seriös geltende Quelle hatte gemeldet, dass ein Kommando von zwölf muslimischen Kopfgeldjägern aufgebrochen sei, um sich mit der Ermordung der Karikaturisten Prämien in Millionenhöhe zu verdienen. Die irakisch-kurdische Terrororganisation Ansar al-Sunna hatte zuvor auf ihrer Website solche Aktionen nahegelegt und dabei die Ermordung des niederländischen Filmemachers Theo van Gogh als «erfolgreiches» Beispiel der Bestrafung eines Islam-Beleidigers erwähnt.
Die Gewaltbereitschaft unter Jugendlichen schockiert die Polizei. Die Taten werden immer brutaler
Von Hans H. Nibbrig
Die Gewaltbereitschaft unter Jugendlichen hat in Berlin eine neue Dimension erreicht. Allein in den ersten Tagen des laufenden Monats mußten 16 Opfer nach Übergriffen in Krankenhäuser eingeliefert werden, bei denen die Täter Jugendliche oder junge Erwachsene waren. Eine solche Zahl registriert die Feuerwehr ansonsten bestenfalls innerhalb eines ganzen Monats, wie aus einem dieser Zeitung vorliegenden Bericht der Behörde hervorgeht.
By Patrick Poole
FrontPageMagazine.com | May 11, 2006
One might be led to think that if international law enforcement authorities and Western intelligence agencies had discovered a twenty-year old document revealing a top-secret plan developed by the oldest Islamist organization with one of the most extensive terror networks in the world to launch a program of “cultural invasion” and eventual conquest of the West that virtually mirrors the tactics used by Islamists for more than two decades, that such news would scream from headlines published on the front pages and above the fold of the New York Times, Washington Post, London Times, Le Monde, Bild, and La Repubblica.
If that’s what you might think, you would be wrong.
Wednesday 10 May 2006, 11.23 WEBLOG LEON DE WINTER
Ayaan must be silenced, is the opinion of the socialist broadcasting organisation VARA (paid for by taxpayers). Some time ago I heard that a broadcasting-team was sent to
Somalia by the VARA. I found that bravely. In Somalia there is much hunger, terrible war rages, it is dangerously there, and the people of the VARA did not save any costs or effort - and all dangers endured - to motivate to create a good picture of human misery part of
Africa . When I read that Zembla the results of that dangerous travel under the title ' the saint would will transmit Ayaan ', I thought that I saw burning water.
To collect Shit
The VARA had not travelled to
Somalia to report about the war there, but to collect shit with which they could stain Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Tomorrow evening you can see that programme transmitted and on the site of Zembla you a trailer of it. the main question is ‘why Ayaan have lain?'. I have meanwhile understood that among others the next earth-shaking question comes to the order: have Ayaan been carved at home or in the hospital?
The shameless filth of such topics defy each description - this is what “labour-TV” think to have contribute to the work of a black woman who wants to assist other women who suffer from backward ethnic and religious and tribal values.
Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi
From 'Al-Hulul al Mustawradah wa Kayfa Jaat `alaa Ummatina'
Secularism may be accepted in a Christian society but it can never enjoy a general acceptance in an Islamic society. Christianity is devoid of a shari`ah or a comprehensive system of life to which its adherents should be committed. The New Testament itself divides life into two parts: one for God, or religion, the other for Caesar, or the state: "Render unto Caesar things which belong to Caesar, and render unto God things which belong to God" (Matthew 22:21). As such, a Christian could accept secularism without any qualms of conscience. Furthermore, Westerners, especially Christians, have good reasons to prefer a secular regime to a religious one. Their experience with "religious regimes" - as they knew them - meant the rule of the clergy, the despotic authority of the Church, and the resulting decrees of excommunication and the deeds of forgiveness, i.e. letters of indulgence.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The cartoon protests have entered the second generation!
A little background:
A Pakistani student, carrying a knife, was caught by German police trying to enter a building housing a newspaper that published the dreaded Mohammed cartoons.
The student, Amir Cheema, committed suicide in jail using his bedclothes. He left behind a suicide note written in Urdu and a will.
Pakistanis are outraged, calling the would-be murderer a martyr and a hero and claiming he was murdered by German police.
Now they are staging violent protests, burning German flags, in honor of their terrorist hero:
The world just doesn't seem right unless hordes of insane Muslims are protesting in support of terror.
See als the previous article
Interesting information here about Britain and Pakistan. "Security services identify 700 potential al-Qa'ida terrorists at large in Britain," from the Independent, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
At least 700 people suspected of being involved in al-Qa'ida terrorist plots have been identified by MI5 and the police, The Independent understands.
If we consider the following article:
EU and the
US : Palestinians temporary, nevertheless, aid.
The United Nations, European Union, United States and Russia, the quartet that discuss peace in the
Middle East , have decided that the Palestinians will obtain humanitarian aid for three months.
The European Union will consider a manner to get the aid at the Palestinian. The money cannot arrive at Hamas, the terror movement which won the elections in January.
America and the European Union turned off the money tap after that election victory. Hamas, responsibly for several attacks in Israel, should firstly abjure violence and should recognise the state
Israel , before the money tap would open.
Without the American and European money chaos has arisen in the Palestinian areas. The Palestinian government is bankrupt and civil servants do not get paid. Disastrous if to estimate a quarter or a third of the households is dependent on a government salary.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006 by Dymphna
Turkey has recalled its ambassadors to France and Canada. It’s that fictional Armenian genocide thing again. Seems like people just won’t let that story die, no matter how the Turks stonewall.
And stonewall they do. Despite the overwhelming evidence of the central planning, the release of murderers from prisons to carry out the butchering, and the deaths of at least one million people, Turkey continues with its “that’s our story and we’re sticking to it.”
The latest dust up is the result of remarks by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the debate currently going on in France to have the Armenian genocide placed in the same legal category as the Jewish Holocaust carried out by the Germans.
Turkey recalled its envoy to France prior to a debate by French lawmakers on May 18 about a law that foresees a one-year jail term and a 45,000-euro ($58,000) fine for persons who deny that genocide took place. Turkey’s parliament is sending a delegation to France…in order to convince their French counterparts not to pass the bill…
Canada’s PM came in for his share of Turkish wrath when he said that Canada will continue to acknowledge that the genocide took place.
The world has been “acknowledging” Turkey’s mass butchering, starvation, and forced displacement of its Christian population since 1915.
In May 1915, Great Britain, France, and Russia advised the Young Turk leaders that they would be held personally responsible for this crime against humanity. There was a strong public outcry in the United States against the mistreatment of the Armenians. At the end of the war, the Allied victors demanded that the Ottoman government prosecute the Young Turks accused of wartime crimes. Relief efforts were also mounted to save “the starving Armenians.” The American, British, and German governments sponsored the preparation of reports on the atrocities and numerous accounts were published.
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch says Ahmadinejad's letter to President Bush was not a peace overture. Instead, he says, it is a call to Islam, a kind of evangelism. Spencer points out that according to Hadith quoting Mohammed, such a call to Islam ought be issued before taking offensive action against an enemy:
In a Hadith, Muhammad tells his followers to call people to Islam before waging war against them:
Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them…. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya [the tax on non-Muslims specified in Qur’an 9:29]. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. (Sahih Muslim 4294)
In light of that, this letter could be -- but is not necessarily -- a prelude to an attack.
There's no way we can know what Ahmadinejad's motive is, is there?
I must say, he does sound eerily calm in the letter. Go read it.
Or take the more readable version from Jihad Watch
May 9, 2006; Page A18
Let no one say the European Union is soft on the war on terror. Its latest weapon is a "non-emotive lexicon . . . to avoid linking Islam and terrorism." Impossible, you say? Well, if anyone can talk about the slaughter of innocents without emotion while obscuring the killers' motives, it would be the sages in Brussels.
The idea of drawing up politically correct guidelines for official EU parlance as part of the counter-terrorism strategy was endorsed by member governments in December. A work still in progress, the lexicon will likely be presented next month for ministerial approval.
And so, "Islamic terrorists" could soon become "those who have an abusive interpretation of Islam," European Commission spokesman Friso Roscam Abbing told us. The word "jihad" might be banned too. That's because it "can also mean the internal struggle to become a better man," the spokesman explained. We're fairly sure that's not what Osama bin Laden means by the word.
By Yassin Musharbash in Berlin
The publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad caused outrage and violence across the Muslim world several months ago. Now a militant Muslim group with a presence in
and other European nations has published a list of newspapers that reprinted the cartoons, urging Muslims to take action against Western journalists.
The article in the latest issue of an online journal published by the terrorist group Ansar al-Sunna starts out innocently enough with a neutral chronicle of events: "On Sept. 17, 2005, the Danish newspaper Politiken published an article reporting that journalist Kare Bluitgen was having difficulties finding illustrators for his children's book on the life of the prophet Muhammad."
The next paragraph describes how another major Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published a series of 12 cartoons representing the founder of Islam. In the second paragraph, the authors become more explicit, describing the newspaper as an "extremist crusader's paper" controlled by Denmark's "ruling party."
At the end of the article, the authors formulate a call to violence that may seem roundabout at first, but which is unlikely to be misinterpreted by the online journal's readership. It's not a matter of a single newspaper, the authors write, but rather one "of international significance." The gist of the article is this: Something needs to be done, the prophet must be avenged.
"The Supreme Court must do independent judgements and then it is not advisable to reflect publicly about conceptions concerning the way punishment legislation is being formed", thus parliamentarian and justice spokesman Van Haersma buma (CDA). Legislation comes about in a pure manner, within the limits of the constitution and international treaties. There excepted by the Second and Upper Chamber also the Council of State and other recommendation agencies are involved in the process.
By producing there these types of critics, the Supreme Court makes itself vulnerable.
"You cannot invite Minister Donner (justice, CDA) to the Parliament for judgements and publications of members of the Supreme Court", thus Van Haersma. The minister does not have any saying in this matter, because these are separated responsibilities. But judges must realise themselves that it is not up to them to bring forward political choices which for them are apparently undesirable, in this way.
The PvdA find the judgements of the members of the Supreme Court, however, been appropriate. "These conceptions and warnings are which live apparently in the bosom of the Supreme Court", thus the parliamentarian Wolfsen. "It is well that we can take knowledge about it." Wolfsen argues a regularly returning public debate between parliament and members of the Supreme Court.
The suicide bombings carried out in London in 2005 by British Muslims revealed an alarming network of Islamist terrorists and their sympathizers. Under the noses of British intelligence, London became the European hub for the promotion, recruitment and financing of Islamist terror and extremism - so much so that it has been mockingly dubbed 'Londonistan'. In this ground-breaking book, Melanie Phillips pieces together the story of how Londonistan developed as a result of the collapse of British self-confidence and national identity and its resulting paralysis by multiculturalism and appeasement. The result is an ugly climate in Britain of irrationality and defeatism, which now threatens to undermine the alliance with America and imperil the defence of the free world.
"Melanie Phillips’s Londonistan is a last-minute warning for Britain and for much of the free world ... This book is powerful and frightening, but also courageous. In dictatorships, you need courage to fight evil; in the free world, you need courage to see the evil." — Natan Sharansky
On March 17, 2006, the weekly magazine of the Israeli daily Haaretz published an intellectual profile of Tunisian-born reformist thinker Lafif Lakhdar, which was titled "The Roots of Jihad." In the interview section of the profile, Lakhdar, a veteran activist,  analyzes the roots and goals of Islamism and Islamist movements, and presents his vision of reform in the Arab and Muslim world.
Lakhdar, a former columnist for the Saudi-owned London daily Al-Hayat, was fired on the instructions of the paper's owner, Saudi Prince Khaled ibn Sultan, for describing the Saudi regime as "barbaric" on an Al-Jazeera talk show. 
Supreme Court concerned regarding hardening of the punishing climate.
By Gerard van Westerloo The Hague, 6 May. Free translation: Gurdjieff
The judges and solicitor general of the criminal division of the Supreme Court are concerned about the "hardening" and "more rightwing" punishing climate in the
Netherlands . They denounce the easy way with which politicians enact laws which limits the civil freedoms and protest against the impure constitutional notion which is shown on a regular basis by the politicians.
"the main point that a judge has to release a suspect if there is any doubt, is less and less shared by politians", says to Council Mr. G. Corstens. I find that we must dare to say, as Supreme Court, from our responsibility for guarding the constitution: ` boys, you go too far. To here and not further. According to Corstens the
Netherlands is in the middle of a repressive wave like in the thirties of the previous century".
At a conference in Vienna in Austria which is currently under way, European Moslems urged Europe to enact laws to ban defamation of religions. In a statement to Islamonline.net, Turfa Bagaghati, deputy chairman of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) said: “It is high time now that Muslims in Europe pressed for their rights like enacting laws banning aggression on Islam and enhancing Islamic education”.
At the April 29, 2006 America's Truth Forum, the first speaker was Brigitte Gabriel, a tiny woman who spoke with convincing passion. She brought the attendees to tears as she spoke of her experiences during the Islamic revolution in her native land of Lebanon. Ms. Gabriel maintained that the worldwide Islamic revolution began in Lebanon, some four years before the 1979 revolution in Iran.
Before the takeover, sometimes referred to as a civil war, Lebanon was a republic, often referred to as "the Paris of the Middle East," and a nation of multiculturalism and diversity. Multicultural and diverse — Sound familiar?
A fascinating translation of an interview at Al-Jazeerah in 2003 (original Arabic no longer on the site.)
It looks like the "fastest growing religion" may have been overstating the case, and there is panic in the Muslim world as to the huge number of African Muslims converting to Christianity.
Dear viewers, peace of Allah be upon you, greetings and welcome to a new episode of the program Islamic Law and Life.
Our topic this evening will be Christianization in the Dark Continent ... Africa. For after Islam was the religion of the majority, the great majority of that continent, the number of Muslims now is no greater than a third of the population. This is taking into consideration, of course, that a large portion of this group are Arab Muslims. No doubt that the missions of evangelization and Christianization played a great role in this demographic shift of Muslims in the continent.
Mohammed, along with Buraq and Gabriel, visit Hell, and see a demon punishing "shameless women" who had exposed their hair to strangers. For this crime of inciting lust in men, the women are strung up by their hair and burned for eternity. Persian, 15th century.
Next, Mohammed sees women strung up by hooks thrust through their tongues by a green demon. Their crimes were to "mock" their husbands and to leave their homes without permission. Persian, 15th century.
By + Cardinal George Pell
Archbishop of Sydney
September 11 was a wake-up call for me personally. I recognised that I had to know more about Islam.
In the aftermath of the attack one thing was perplexing. Many commentators and apparently the governments of the “Coalition of the Willing” were claiming that Islam was essentially peaceful, and that the terrorist attacks were an aberration. On the other hand one or two people I met, who had lived in Pakistan and suffered there, claimed to me that the Koran legitimised the killings of non-Muslims.
Although I had possessed a copy of the Koran for 30 years, I decided then to read this book for myself as a first step to adjudicating conflicting claims. And I recommend that you too read this sacred text of the Muslims, because the challenge of Islam will be with us for the remainder of our lives – at least.
Can Islam and the Western democracies live together peacefully? What of Islamic minorities in Western countries? Views on this question range from näive optimism to bleakest pessimism. Those tending to the optimistic side of the scale seize upon the assurance of specialists that jihad is primarily a matter of spiritual striving, and that the extension of this concept to terrorism is a distortion of koranic teaching. They emphasise Islam’s self-understanding as a “religion of peace”. They point to the roots Islam has in common with Judaism and Christianity and the worship the three great monotheistic religions offer to the one true God. There is also the common commitment that Muslims and Christians have to the family and to the defence of life, and the record of co-operation in recent decades between Muslim countries, the Holy See, and countries such as the United States in defending life and the family at the international level, particularly at the United Nations.
Wed May 3, 10:04 AM ET
HELSINKI (AFP) - Swedish Prime Minister Goeran Persson has said two leading Hamas officials hoping to visit Sweden this month would not be allowed entry after
France denied them a visa.
Sweden and France are signatories of the so-called Schengen accords between EU members and others, which grant freedom of travel within their borders to visitors having obtained a visa from any other member country. Hamas parliamentary group spokesman Salah Muhammad al-Bardawil and Hamas official Mohammad al-Rantissi were to visit Malmoe in southern
Sweden on May 16 following an invitation by a local association.
This ought to stir things up a bit.
I've gotten a lot of e-mail on the Orianna Fallaci story I posted, in which the noted author compared the Qu'ran to Hitler's `Mein Kampf'. Just for posting this, I got the usual hysterical accusations of racism and bigotry from a whole raft of self-described `liberals' who have probably never read either book! Though I would certainly bet Fallaci has, given her record. Most of the apologists for the toleration of Islamic fascism happened to mention the Crusades and the Inquisition..both of which happened centuries ago, have no modern counterpart and killed a fraction as many people as 1500 years of jihad.
Fallaci made a simple and objective factual statement, easily proved or disproved. Since I've also read both books (and believe me, it wasn't easy going) I thought I'd examine this.
Let's rock'n roll, shall we?
Moslims in Nederland die kiezen voor het christendom, krijgen te maken met intimidaties en geweld. „De islam bewijst zo zichzelf een heel slechte dienst.”
De Iraanse Vrezh (44) is christen en vluchtte in 1992 naar Nederland. Hij hoort niet bij de neo-christelijke asielzoekers die aanvankelijk door minister Verdonk het land zouden worden uitgezet, want Vrezh heeft met zijn gezin een verblijfsstatus gekregen.
Vrezh werkt hier als voorganger. Zijn oud-landgenoten weten hem wel te vinden, zegt hij vandaag in Schepper & Co: hij wordt telefonisch met de dood bedreigd. „Als je niet stopt met evangelisatie onder moslims, zullen we je doodmaken.”
EJP publishes an Opinion written and signed by four Jewish Swedish personalities about the “radical reinterpretation of incitement against Jews by the Chancellor of Justice in Sweden.”
Discussions about the limits of freedom of expression are running high right now, not least because of the Muhammed cartoons in Danish Jyllandsposten. The EU Council states in a controversial message on the 27th February, that it acknowledges and regrets that these cartoons were considered offensive and distressing by Muslims across the world and that a spirit of respect for religious and other beliefs should prevail.
It is a crime in Sweden to express derogatory statements about ethnic, racial, national, religious and sexual minorities or to incite hatred and violence against them. Simultaneously the limits of what one can express in Sweden against Jews are being expanded gradually. All Jewish institutions in Sweden are being continuously guarded because of threats directed to Jewish individuals as well as to Jewish institutions, and the Jewish communities spend 25% of their budget on security.
The hate website Radio Islam continues to spew forth its coarse Anti-Semitism, spread lists of Jews (real or imagined) and conspiracy theories on its site without the security police or the prosecuting authorities doing anything about it. When the radical right-wing party the Sweden Democrats on the other hand, had one of the Muhammed cartoons on its web-site, it was closed down after a quick and direct intervention by an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From the desk of Jos Verhulst on Tue, 2006-02-28 20:34
Kif Kif pleit in een opiniestuk in De Morgen (“Er zijn grenzen aan de vrijheid van meningsuiting,” DM, 14 feb., geschreven in de context van de cartoonaffaire) voor een “hechte samenleving.” Dat is, zo blijkt reeds uit de titel, een maatschappij die mijn vrijheid van meningsuiting wil begrenzen. Dat hoor ik ongaarne. Het zal toch weer niet over ‘respect’ gaan, zeker?
Inderdaad. “Een hechte samenleving is een maatschappij die wordt gekenmerkt door respect en solidariteit, zonder doorgeslagen individualisme of groepsdenken.” Strikt genomen is zo’n regel zinledig, want een “samenleving” kan als zodanig voor ideeën en overtuigingen geen respect vertonen. Authentiek respect kan enkel door individuele mensen worden opgebracht. In een vrije samenleving kunnen mensen respect ontwikkelen voor ideeën die in hun ogen dat respect verdienen. Maar een ‘samenleving’ kan dit respect niet zelf opbrengen noch wettelijk bij de individuen afdwingen, want respect kan door zijn aard zelf enkel in vrijheid worden ontwikkeld. Met geweld opgelegd ‘respect’ is geen respect, doch in de geesten geïnstalleerde terreur. En zo’n terreur speelt altijd in het voordeel van één groep, en in het nadeel van anderen.
Nu moet ik eerst een oefening maken in abstractie. De cartoonaffaire is immers geen geschikt uitgangspunt om over ‘respect’ te debatteren, omdat de ‘verontwaardiging’ zo overduidelijk werd geënsceneerd. De Deense imans hadden, voor hun klaagronde doorheen de islamwereld, aan de oorspronkelijke cartoons neppe afbeeldingen toegevoegd, met inbegrip van een foto van een clown met varkenskop die ze van het internet hadden geplukt en die niets met de islam of met Mohammed te maken had. Ondanks deze drastische ingreep duurde het maanden voordat de ‘verontwaardiging’ vorm kreeg.
In January 2006, Hamas secured control of the Palestinian Legislative Assembly. This followed a string of victories in local elections during the previous six months.
Both America and Europe previously declared Hamas a terrorist organisation. Its success at the polls has been attributed by most commentators to a rejection of the dishonesty and corruption of the ruling Fatah elite, which for decades had governed the PLO and the Palestinian Authority.
A key question, then, is whether Hamas is acting swiftly to clear away the illicit ways of the previous regime and to introduce the reforms that the World Bank and donor countries have demanded for so long?
Saudi Arabia has been making reassuring statements in public. But privately, Saudi leaders are skirting the edge of panic as they watch Iran's nuclear weapons program unfold.
Western intelligence sources said the kingdom fears it will be the first target of any Teheran retaliation against a U.S. strike on its nuclear facilities. The sources said the Saudi leaders believe Iran has placed Saudi Arabia at the top of the list of targets in an effort to deter any U.S. strike.
"The Saudis provide the difference between a stable and unstable energy market," one Western intelligence source said. "One Iranian missile toward a major Saudi oil facility and the market collapses."
The Saudis have not been assuaged by Iran's threats against Israel.
Indeed, Saudi leaders believe that Iran and Israel have been cooperating as part of an effort to establish Shi'ite dominance over Sunnis in the Middle East.
Reflexionen über demografische Ursachen von Revolutionen, Kriegen und politischen Niederlagen
Die Niederlage der Deutschen bei Jena im Oktober 1806 fällt vernichtend aus, dann aber werden von den Geschlagenen die logischen Schlüsse gezogen. Erstens: Die Vermehrungspolitik soll weitergehen, und zweitens soll »Besitz« endlich zu »Eigentum« transformiert werden. Erst so lassen sich Liegenschaften bei Banken verpfänden. Die dadurch abgesicherten Kredite finanzieren Investitionen. Die Bedienung der Zinsen verlangt Wachstum durch technischen Fortschritt. Man will werden wie England. Denn das hält sich eisern gegen Napoleon, der noch aus dem besetzten Berlin die totale Wirtschaftsblockade des Inselstaates verhängt. Die Freiherren Stein und Hardenberg aber erreichen bis 1811, dass nun jeder alles kaufen kann, auch der wohlhabend gewordene Leibeigene von gestern die Güter eines heute bankrotten Fürsten. Schon drei Jahre später kann sich Preußens Blücher bei Waterloo mit Wellington den Sieg über den korsischen Ausnahmeführer teilen. Bis 1860 wird Frankreich – seit dem Mittelalter Europas volkreichstes Territorium – in der Menschenzahl überholt. Und bereits 1871 besiegen die Deutschen im Alleingang die Nation, der im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert niemand die Vormacht entreißen kann. Bis 1910 wird das Pro-Kopf-Einkommen der Industriewiege England von den Deutschen übertroffen. Naturwissenschaftliche Pionierleistungen und technische Großleistungen erwartet die Welt von nun an aus Mitteleuropa. 1914 verfügen die beiden Kaiserreiche von Berlin und Wien über 100 von 1000 kampffähigen Männern (15 - 29 Jahren) weltweit. Bei der heutigen Supermacht USA sind es mit 30 (2005) nicht einmal ein Drittel davon. Großbritanniens Landstreitkräfte haben einen Umfang, der – so spottet Bismarck – ihre Festnahme durch die preußische Polizei erlaubt. Griffe nach der Weltmacht sind schon aus schwächerer Position versucht worden.