Pakistan roots to Moscow attack?

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

ISLAMABAD - Monday's twin suicide attacks by female bombers in the Moscow metro system in which at least 38 people were killed and 64 injured were most likely planned and executed by people trained in Pakistan's tribal areas.

The head of the Federal Security Service (FSB - formerly the KGB), under whose headquarters the attacks took place, immediately pointed a finger at insurgents linked to the North Caucasus, saying the assumption was based partly on fragments of the suicide bombers' bodies.

"Our preliminary theory is that these terrorist attacks were carried out by terror groups linked to the North Caucasus region," Aleksandr Bortnikov said in reference to Muslim rebels waging a war of independence in Chechnya, a semi-autonomous region in the Russian Federation. Lees verder...

Kosovo: An Ongoing de-Christianization

Jan 31, 2010

By Lee Jay Walker  | The ongoing de-Christianization of Kosovo continues and unlike the past frenzy of the anti-Serbian mass media in the West, we mainly have a deadly silence about the reality of Kosovo and the continuing Albanianization of this land. However, how is it “just” and “moral” to persecute minorities and to alienate them from mainstream society; and then to illegally recognize this land without the full consensus of the international community?

Serbian church destroyed by Albanian Muslims

Serbian church destroyed by Albanian Muslims

How ironic it is that the same United States of America and the United Kingdom, two nations who were in the forefront of covertly manipulating the mass media; remain mainly silent about the destruction of Orthodox Christian churches, Serbian architecture, and of course the past killings of Serbians and other minorities in Kosovo.

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Ganic ordered mass killing of Serbs in Bosnia

Mar 4, 2010

M. Bozinovich | Former Minister of Interior of Bosnia, Alija Delimustafic, told the court in 2002 that Ganic commanded over Bosnian Muslim units that blocked the withdrawing ethnic Serbian soldiers who were slaughtered on the streets of Sarajevo.

The slaughter is remembered as the Dobrovoljacka Street Massacre and it happened on May 3, 1992.

“Ganic was in the role of the supreme commander of the [Bosnian Muslim] army,” said Delimustafic and named others who were in Ganic’s cabinet.

Serbia wants Ganic extradited from the UK where he is being held in order for him to stand trial.

So how did the massacre occur?

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Radical Islam & terrorism in the Balkans

Mar 9, 2010

By Lee Jay Walker | The former Yugoslavia was engulfed by many civil wars and during the mayhem and carnage it is clear that radical Islam built “a new bridge.”  This “new Islamic bridge” was built on foundations which had already been built in Bosnia. However, the 1990s enabled this potent force to enter other areas and to gain ground throughout the former Yugoslavia and this notably applies to Bosnia, Kosovo, and Macedonia.

Other areas of concern apply to Albania, Montenegro, and parts of Serbia (Sandzak).  After all, if the Kosovo model is to go by then the situation looks grim in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Montenegro, because the Muslim population is rising much more quickly and the same applies to the Raska Oblast in Serbia.

At the same time, some Islamic organizations are intent on spreading radical Islam throughout the region and many charities and non-governmental agencies are behind this ongoing reality in the Balkans. Lees verder...

Turkey: A Threat, Yet Again

Mar 15, 2010

By Srdja Trifkovic | Inside the Beltway, the fact that Turkey is no longer a U.S. “ally” in any meaningful sense is still strenuously denied. But as I note on Alternativeright we were reminded of the true score on March 9, when Saudi King Abdullah presented Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the Wahhabist kingdom’s most prestigious prize for his “services to Islam.” Erdogan earned the King Faisal Prize for having “rendered outstanding service to Islam by defending the causes of the Islamic nation.”

Services to the Ummah – Turkey under Erdogan’s neo-Islamist AKP has rendered a host of other services to “the Islamic nation.” In August 2008 Ankara welcomed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a formal state visit, and last year it announced that it would not join any sanctions aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. In the same spirit the AKP government repeatedly played host to Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir — a nasty piece of jihadist work if there ever was one — who stands accused of genocide against non-Muslims. Erdogan has barred Israel from annual military exercises on Turkey’s soil, but his government signed a military pact with Syria last October and has been conducting joint military exercises with the regime of Bashir al-Assad. Turkey’s strident apologia of Hamas is more vehement than anything coming out of Cairo or Amman. (Talking of terrorists, Erdogan has stated, repeatedly, “I do not want to see the word ‘Islam’ or ‘Islamist’ in connection with the word ‘terrorism’!”) imultaneous pressure to conform to Islam at home has gathered pace over the past seven years, and is now relentless. Turkish businessmen will tell you privately that sipping a glass of raki in public may hurt their chances of landing government contracts; but it helps if their wives and daughters wear the hijab.

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Saudis fund Balkan Muslims spreading hate of the West

Muslims stage a protest against the publication of cartoons of 
Prophet Mohammed

Muslims stage a protest against the publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammed

SAUDI ARABIA is pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into Islamist groups in the Balkans, some of which spread hatred of the West and recruit fighters for jihad in Afghanistan.

According to officials in Macedonia, Islamic fundamentalism threatens to destabilise the Balkans. Strict Wahhabi and Salafi factions funded by Saudi organisations are clashing with traditionally moderate local Muslim communities.

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How Islam Breathed New Life into Slavery and the Slave Trade In Europe

by John J. O’Neill

In my newly-published book, Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization, I argue at length that a great majority of the things commonly regarded as “Medieval” were in fact introduced to Europe from Islam, and that it was Islam, and not the Huns, Vandals and Goths, which terminated Classical Civilization, the rational and humane civilization of Greece and Rome. This civilization survived in Europe and in North Africa and the Near East until the seventh century, at which point it was terminated by the Muslim conquests.

Devshirme
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Islam and the Rise of Violent Anti-Semitism

by John J. O’Neill

In my newly-published book, Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization, I argue at length that a great majority of the things commonly regarded as “Medieval” were in fact introduced to Europe from Islam, and that it was Islam, and not the Huns, Vandals and Goths, which terminated Classical Civilization, the rational and humane civilization of Greece and Rome. This civilization survived in Europe and in North Africa and the Near East until the seventh century, at which point it was terminated by the Muslim conquests.

By the late seventh century, and certainly by the eighth, Islamic ideas began to penetrate Europe, where they had a profound influence. European Christians, for example, began to think, for the first time, in terms of “Holy War,” an idea that would have been unthinkable in earlier centuries. There is strong circumstantial evidence that they began also to influence European thinking about the Jews. Lees verder...

How Muslim Piracy Changed the World

by John J. O’Neill

In my recently-published book, Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization, I argued that it was the coming of Islam, in the mid-seventh century, which effectively brought the Classical Civilization of Greece and Rome to an end and initiated the Middle Ages. There I showed that the Muslim conquest of the Middle East and North Africa, from the 630s onwards, closed those areas to trade from Europe; and the consequent impoverishment of the latter led to the decline of the urban centers which had been the powerhouses of Classical culture.

 But it was not war alone that brought this about. After all, from the beginning of history, empires had come and gone around the shores of the Middle Sea, yet trade and economic life had continued. With the rise of Islam, it is clear, this did not happen. All trade between the Christian West (and Christian East) and the newly-Islamic East was terminated, definitively. We know this for certain by the data brought forth by Henri Pirenne and others. Why did it happen? Did the Caliphs forbid merchants to trade with infidels?

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Islam and the Dark Age of Byzantium

by John J. O’Neill

In his 1936 book, Mohammed et Charlemagne, Belgian historian Henri Pirenne argued in great detail that the Dark Ages of Europe began rather suddenly in the middle of the seventh century; and that this sudden and catastrophic decline in civilization was due to Islam’s blockade of the Mediterranean. Up to that time, Pirenne showed, there was no evidence of a decline in Classical culture. True, the Western Roman Empire as a political entity had disappeared in 476, but the literate, prosperous and urban civilization which we call “Classical” continued virtually uninterrupted. The Goths and other “Barbarian” peoples who ruled the provinces of the West after 467 did not try to destroy Roman civilization and civil society. Indeed, as Pirenne showed in great detail, they did everything in their power to preserve it. They adopted the Latin language, accepted Imperial titles from the Emperor in Constantinople, and minted gold coins with the image of the Eastern Emperor emblazoned upon them. Lees verder...

Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization

slam’s Golden Age: An Archaeological Nonentity
by John J. O’Neill


In my recently published Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization, I have argued in detail that Islam, far from being a force for enlightenment in the so-called Dark Age, was actually responsible for the destruction of the literate and urban civilization that we now call Classical; and that, if anything, it was Islam that caused Europe’s descent into backwardness during the Middle Ages. In the same place I have argued in detail that the Islamic Golden Age of the late seventh to the mid-tenth centuries, during which the world of Islam is supposed to have basked in the light of science and learning, is a complete myth, and that no such epoch ever existed. The evidence for this is archaeological.
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Erdogan umgarnt deutsch-türkische Politiker

Von Anna Reimann und Katrin Elger

Premier Erdogan: Türkischstämmige Politiker werfen Erdogan 
Lobbyismus vor
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Premier Erdogan: Türkischstämmige Politiker werfen Erdogan Lobbyismus vor

Ein feudales Essen in Istanbul, Anreise inklusive: Aus ganz Europa lud Premier Erdogan türkischstämmige Politiker ein, um sie zu mehr politischer Aktivität in ihrer neuen Heimat zu ermuntern - gegen eine Assimilierung der Türken. Teilnehmer aus Deutschland reagierten empört.

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Bebloede koppen in de PvdA-afdeling Feijerbahce

De PvdA-afdeling Feijenoord spat uit elkaar als gevolg van een Turkse machtsovername. De deelraad strompelt van affaire naar affaire. Terwijl de partijtop alles uit de kast haalde om integratieboegbeeld Ahmed Marcouch te redden in Amsterdam-West, liet zij de beerput in Rotterdam-Zuid ongemoeid. Opvallend is ook het stilzwijgen van de media. "Misschien heeft Wilders toch wel ergens gelijk", zegt een teleurgestelde PvdA-veteraan.

Zie ook de aanvulling onderaan, met de link naar een onthullende AD-reportage.

Door Carel Brendel

Wouter Bos sprak onlangs mooie woorden bij de aftrap van de PvdA-campagne in Rotterdam. In een sneer naar Leefbaar Rotterdam, de grote concurrent in de politieke machtsstrijd aan de Maas, zei de partijleider: “Wij staan niet met bebloede koppen tegenover elkaar, maar schouder aan schouder naast elkaar.”

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Barcelona Declaration and Euro-Mediterranean partnership

The declaration is intended to establish a comprehensive Euro-Mediterranean partnership in order to turn the Mediterranean into a common area of peace, stability and prosperity through the reinforcement of political dialogue and security, an economic and financial partnership and a social, cultural and human partnership

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Final Declaration of the Barcelona Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference of 27 and 28 November 1995 and its work programme.

SUMMARY

Following on from the guidelines already drawn up by the European Councils in Lisbon (June 1992), Corfu (June 1994) and Essen (December 1994) and the Commission proposals, the European Union (EU) decided to establish a new framework for its relations with the countries of the Mediterranean basis with a view to forming a partnership. This partnership became a reality at the Barcelona Conference of 27 and 28 November 1995, which brought together the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the 15 EU Member States and the following 12 Mediterranean non-member countries (MNCs): Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. The League of Arab States and the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) were also invited, as was Mauritania (as a member of the UMA).

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Het gelijk van de kansloze buitenstaander Jouke de Vries

De PvdA is een conservatieve kracht, stelde de bestuurskundige Jouke de Vries vast in 2002. Hij kreeg als PvdA-outsider helaas geen poot aan de grond, ook niet met zijn voorstel om hoofddoeken in openbare functies te verbieden. De politiek-culturele elite had wel gezien dat God verdween uit Jorwerd, maar niet dat Allah verscheen in Rotterdam. Nog steeds fungeert De Vries als luis in de pels. Bij de PvdA hadden ze zijn telefoonnummer, maar ze belden liever met Ella Vogelaar en Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven.

 

Door Carel Brendel

Staat de afkorting PvdA tegenwoordig voor Praatprogramma’s Vaker Dan Actualiteitenrubrieken? Je zou het haast gaan denken gezien het grote aantal socialistische gasten, dat bij de publieke omroep zijn zegje mag komen doen. Sinds de val van het kabinet staan programma‘s als Pauw & Witteman meer dan ooit in het teken van de Propaganda Voor De Arbeiderspartij.

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De pseudo-wetenschap van Jaap van Donselaar

Door Carel Brendel

Veiligheid en bestrijding van de criminaliteit is ook een links onderwerp. We mogen best eens trots zijn op Nederland en een beschaafde vorm van nationalisme ontwikkelen. Toen PvdA-leider Wouter Bos afgelopen maandag (10 november 2008) het Amsterdamse partijkader toesprak in jeugdtheater De Krakeling, gingen mijn gedachten onwillekeurig naar Jaap van Donselaar.

Van Donselaar is cultureel antropoloog, universitair hoofddocent aan de Universiteit Leiden (bestuurskunde) en senior onderzoeker bij de Anne Frank Stichting. Daar houdt hij zich bezig met het monitoren van racisme en extremisme. Van Donselaar geldt als de expert op het gebied van extreemrechts. Die reputatie heeft hij te danken aan de dissertatie Fout na de oorlog, over fascistische en racistische organisaties tussen 1950-1990, en De Nederlandse Volks-Unie, het ‘portret van een racistische splinterpartij’, dat hij samen met Carolien Bouw en Carien Nelissen schilderde.

 

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