Monday, 31 October 2011

It seems Google have changed the Google Reader functionality I was using to create the IOStream. They're trying to force everyone to migrate to their Google+. Since this requires the use of a real name, it's a no-no for those who want to speak with brutal candour about our Mohammedan friends and their vicious cult. I'll look for another way to create something with similar functionality. Till then, it's goodbye IOStream.

The UK takes over the chairmanship of the Council of Europe on 7 November and has made as one of its priorities the promotion of “an open internet, not only in terms of access and content but also [in terms of] freedom of expression.”

...But as MP John Mann (Bassetlaw), Chair of the Parliamentary Committee Against Anti-Semitism, pointed out in remarks he made on 27 October on the floor of the House of Commons with respect to the Government’s Open Internet priority for the Council of Europe, “Freedom of expression is not always a good thing.” Mr. Mann observed: “The internet is now the place where anti-Semitic filth is spread, be it the old hatreds, the blood libels, the resurrecting of the protocols of the Elders of Zion, or the new hatreds caused by a failure to differentiate between legitimate criticism of the state of Israel and attacks on Jewish people.

...Indeed, just moments before John Mann delivered his remarks in the House of Commons, upstairs in a Parliament meeting room, the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combatting Anti-Semitism (ICCA) Task Force on Internet Hate (of which Mr. Mann is a member) was concluding its first hearing on the nature and extent of Internet hate, and its effects. Joining Mr. Mann on the Task Force (which is still in formation) are parliamentarians from Spain, Estonia, Lithuania and Israel (home of the other Task Force co-chair, Minister Yuli Edelstein); representatives of NGOs such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Center for Democracy and Technology; internationally-recognized Internet experts and scholars; and representatives of Facebook (Lord Richard Allan) and Google. The Task Force has been formed by the ICCA to expand the coalition’s general mission of fighting anti-Semitism to combating all forms of online hate including areas such as racism, Islamophobia, homophobia and misogyny.

The Task Force received a voluminous written record (compiled by volunteer lawyers in the US and UK at Hogan Lovells) on the scope of Internet hate. And it heard how prior to the Internet, haters were relegated to using the mail to communicate their hatred and rage with like-minded haters. The only place for them to have their benighted views applauded was in sporadic clandestine meetings.

The Internet changed all that. Extremists have found the Internet a boon to their warped causes. They set up web sites, post videos, manage online stores selling recordings and clothing with hate slogans, and more, to bolster their fellow haters, and to recruit and indoctrinate new generations of haters. And average people, using the mask of anonymity, find they can vent rage by attacking minorities, even in the comment section to routine news stories (as Mr. Mann pointed out in his floor remarks).

The work of the ICCA Task Force will continue, and the group will help to fashion recommended responses to Internet hate, such as education, counter-speech and an increased role for Internet intermediaries to exercise their right to maintain a civil Internet. Likewise, it is hope that the UK government will keep in mind that with an open internet comes a duty to fight online hate.
Source: The Lawyer

I think this is another view of the demonstration in Paris yesterday. The Turks burn a flag. Not sure which one. Probably a PKK flag.

You have to ask what Europeans have done to merit the (now seemingly routine) violent disruption of our city life by aggressive Turks and Kurds? It happened this weekend. It happened the weekend before. This is over a quarrel in Turkey. Are European governments helping either side? No. So what is the logic of protesting in European cities?

Here is a clip from Turkish television that shows some of the violence.

A Court in Asturias has required a funeral services company to compensate a Bosnian Muslim woman for placing the body of her mother in a coffin with Christian symbols on it. The woman refused to pay the €6500 bill after the body of her mother was shipped from Spain to Bosnia. A court in Oviedo ordered her to pay but granted her a €1100 discount for "hurt feelings". The funeral company pointed out that the Christian crosses could have been covered up with a coat of paint.

Asturias, incidentally, was the Christian redoubt in Spain during the period of Muslim rule. It seems Mohammedanism has eventually arrived even there.

Source: Alerta Digital Via: La Tercera Yihad

Soeren, I like your work and I hate to sound churlish. But if you're going to keep using the translations I publish on this site as the basis for large parts of your articles, I think the minimum courtesy I can reasonably expect is a link to my blog. You've done it several times and I let it pass but now you're doing it again today. (Original here.)

Yes, I can see that you've changed the odd word here and there in an attempt to disguise it. But I am a professional translator. I know the dozens of small choices that can go it to rendering even a single line or paragraph into another language. I know that if you gave these lines or paragraphs to 100 different translators you would get 100 different versions back. And therefore I know the idea that you translated these articles yourself and just happened to arrive at exactly (or almost exactly) the same constellation of choices I did is about as likely as the chance that I am going to be hit by a rogue asteroid this evening.

If there were no links at all in your article, I could understand it. But that you should provide links to the original article but not my translation of it, the same translation you are quoting from, strikes me as morally objectionable. As does the fact that you declined to let my comment appear on your web page. You'll let my translation appear but not my comment?

I'm glad that you find my work useful. I'm even glad that you can get paid for using it (assuming you are paid for your role as a Senior Fellow) while mine is unremunerated. I absolutely encourage anyone to copy anything I post on this site and use it anywhere for any purpose. Even Muslims are welcome to use it in order to critique 'islamophobes' if they want. I think, however, that the minimum standard of etiquette required is a link to the source. Or do you fear that your 'mainstream' credibility will be tarnished by a link to a "crazy blogspot islamophobe"?
Sunday, 30 October 2011

This happened today. About 150 Turks had gathered to protest against "terrorism in Turkey" when they were attacked by 24 Kurds, apparently fans of the PKK. The Turks fell back. Police had to deploy tear gas to disperse the Kurds.

Sources: Le Figaro

UPDATE: An 18-year-old Turk who was involved in this scuffling later died in hospital. As on the weekend before, anti-PKK demonstrations were organised by Turkish colonists across Europe. Mostly these passed off peacefully, but in a few places, such as Bielefeld and Bremen, there were clashes between Kurdish colonists and Turkish colonists.


More videos of the Paris demo here.

World population from 6 billion to 7 billion people

As you can see just two continents drive the global population growth – and especially Europe lags far behind, almost playing even. That is because large immigration in Western Europe* is compensated by birth rates below replacement level, especially in Eastern Europe.

[*) To give an indication, judging by Eurostat 2010 figures within the EU the total number of first-generation non-European immigrants is now larger (an estimated 30+ million) than the total population growth for the entire continent between 1999 and 2012 (13 million). These immigrant communities in turn an average have substantially higher birth rates, which further help to mask population declines in other European communities.]
Source: Bits of Science

These are pictures of the inflatable minaret the Muslims used at the demo against Islamophobia in Switzerland yesterday. They show the minaret raised defiantly against the Swiss Parliament building.

Source: Bivouac ID

The video shows Christians protesting in Paris against 'Christianophobia'. They shout "Ça suffit, Christianophobie!" [Enough Christianophobia!] and hold up a banner saying:
"France is Christian and Must Remain So"
Source: Novopress

Below are translated extracts from the book "Good Bye Mohammed" by Norbert G. Pressburg.

In summary, he thinks the Arabs were originally heretical Christians and that Islam only evolved as a separate religion in the mid 9th century. It then took about another century to achieve ascendancy in Spain and elsewhere. Once it had done so, its intolerance provoked violent resistance that blew the Muslim empire in Spain apart around one century later, leaving only miniature Muslim kingdoms which the Christians were able to grind down and gobble up.

See previous posts here, here and here if this is mystifying to you.
In 839 Abd er-Rahman II convoked a Synod [in Cordoba] because he, like the bishops, was concerned about the proliferation of religious sects. According to the Acts of the Council, the “Casiani” were condemned, reproached with all possible failings: Manichaeism, cave-dwelling, rejecting the veneration of saints, polygamy, unusual fasting rules and much more. They had commonalities with the Arab and Roman religious traditions, but also differences. For that reason neither the easterners nor the Catholics knew how to classify them.

But they were clearly “Acephalians”, that is believers who would submit to no earthly authority, only God, and therefore they were intolerable to all of the established parties.

As becomes clear from the Acts of the Council, in Al-Andalus in the year 839 nothing was known of a founder of a religion called Muhammad. Why else would bishops discuss every possible topic except the religion that threatened them? That must have changed first in 850, as it is then we have the first written proof of Islam in Spain.

The Acts of the Council also mention the “Arures”. In the Arabic literature they are known as “Haruris”, inhabitants of Harura in Syria, where caves abound and where, according to the Koran, the dead will crawl from the earth after the Last Judgement. These Haruri are clearly Muslims.

…The Arab invaders had been Christian Ibadites. But in the middle of the 9th century we are in a period of upheaval, a transition zone if you like between Christianity and Islam. In other words: in the middle of the 9th century Islam began to take on the characteristics of a separate religion. The conquerors arrived as Christians and transformed into Muslims.

This corresponds with the historical development in the East, to which Marwanid Spain was closely connected. In the second half of the 9th century the hadith literature arrived in Spain. This led to major disputes in the emirate as the powerful Maliki legal tradition rejected the hadith. Muhamad I. (852 – 886), placed himself on the side of the “Sunna”. He imported the main Meccan strain of Islam that was establishing itself. It is from the time of Muhammad I. that we know of the first reports of unequal treatment and harassment of people of different faiths.

The comprehensive establishment in Al-Andalus of what today we call Islam must only have been completed around the time the caliphate was introduced in 929.

To draw a dividing line between Christendom and Islam prior to the 9th century does not correspond with the facts and is completely unhistorical.

Thus the “Ummayad” caliphate was granted only 100 years. As in the East, there was a revolution against the “Ummayads”. The different ethnic groups may have had problems with one another, but the spiritual divisions were even greater. This and the original population’s increasing experience of occupation and religious compulsion caused the Arab-Islam dominated part of Spain – three quarters of the Iberian peninsula - to explode, the official year for this being 1031, when the caliphate was dissolved.

I've written before about Muslims' overwhelmingly disproportionate involvement in the car crash fraud epidemic that is driving up motor insurance costs for British drivers by an astonishing 30-40% per year. The Sunday Times estimates that this new form of Jizya is costing British people £350 million per year. Comparing the car crash fraud 'blackspots' with a map showing Muslim settlement makes the correspondence very clear. (graphic reproduced below)

The Sunday Times today has an expose on a car crash scam outfit operating in London. Why was I not surprised when the perps turned out to have 'Asian' names?
During several meetings Joshim Uddin, who claimed to be managing director of TMS, and Shahidul Zakaria, an associate, arranged for a Vauxhall Astra supplied by The Sunday Times to be written off in a crash and for fake insurance claims to be made.
Source: The Sunday Times (£)

Left: Incidence of car crash fraud (dark areas worst affected)
Right: Asian settlement in Britain (dark areas worst affected)

This story provides an interesting counterpoint to my earlier post about state-sponsored language and culture training for the Moroccan diaspora in Europe.
The Moroccan specialist in evangelisation (sic), Anouar Hamdouni, is calling on the supervisory authorities to create a national observatory to fight against evangelisation at the heart of Moroccan society, fertile ground for the preachers.

According to Anouar Hamdouni, Morocco does not take enough interest in the question of evangelisation which menaces disadvantaged populations, who are the target of evangelists "taking advantage" of their misery to convert them to Christianity.

Young Moroccans' lack of scientific and religious training is also a reason why these populations are "easy prey" for evangelists, according to Anouar Hamdouni.

In 2010, the Minister of the Interior ordered the expulsion of eight foreign evangelists, which took the number of foreigners accused of Catholic proselytism who have been expelled from Morocco to 128.

In Morocco, a country with around a thousand Catholics, the penal code provides for penalties ranging from 6 months to 3 years in prison for any person accused of preaching for the propagation of religions other than Islam.
Source: Via: Observatoire de l'Islamisation

Not sure what he's saying at the end (it's in Catalan) but I think we get the idea.

Source: La Tercera Yihad

Ministry for the Moroccan Community Resident Abroad

An agreement has just been signed by an Italian university and the Moroccan government about providing education to Moroccan immigrants in Italy. Via distance learning, they are to be taught Arabic and instructed in elements of Moroccan culture "to improve integration".

As far as I can tell, this is all being paid for by the Moroccan government itself, although it wouldn't surprise me if the Italian taxpayer was being mugged in secret somewhere behind the scenes.

There are 450,000 Moroccans living in Italy at present. The Moroccan government is clearly seeking to instrumentalise its diaspora and ensure it remains loyal to Morocco. There are similar initiatives I know of in France and Spain. In Spain, the the Moroccan government even controls many of the Muslim associations and mosques. Earlier this year Spanish intelligence warned that this Moroccan schooling was a barrier to integration.

It is clear the concept of immigrant being used is multi-generational. Otherwise the immigrants would hardly have to learn their own language and culture; and the agreement speaks of "Moroccan children resident in Italy".

In the western world the traditional sense of nationhood - a rich concept embracing ancestry, language, culture and a subjective sense of belonging - has been replaced with nationality: an arid administrative convenience devoid of all the elements mentioned above. In the West, anyone who talks about nationhood in the deep sense will immediately be denounced as evil and compared to Hitler. The only 'moral' definition of national belonging is now the administrative one, it seems. But non-western countries feel no inhibitions whatsoever about asserting the primacy of tribal loyalty among their extended diasporas. They often have ministries of state dedicated to representing the interests of emigrés and their descendants, even those who were born abroad or have foreign naionality. Turkey has one. Morocco has one. (It signed the agreement mentioned above.) In its recent elections, Tunisia even gave its diaspora the vote and it now has dedicated political representation.

In large part the catastrophe that Europe is experiencing thanks to Muslim immigration results from the clash of these two differing conceptions of nationhood: one administrative and shallow; the other tribal and deep.


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Photos and video from the Muslim demonstration against 'Islamophobia' in Bern. Apparently the Muslims installed an inflatable minaret in front of the Swiss Parliament as a gesture of defiance against the minaret ban.

"Learn to accept that Islam is part of Switzerland!"

Source: Bivouac ID (More photos there)

"First of all we have to understand that Europe has a very, very dark past."

"Talking about risks and negatives is going to get us nowhere."

Muslims have attacked Christians attending a Catholic celebration in southern France.

The Joyeuse Union Don Bosco [Joyous Union Don Bosco] takes place in Nîmes, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady the Virgin of Santa Cruz, built by French people repatriated from the Algerian city of Oran following Algerian independence. These people were driven out of the place they grew up in by Muslim aggression. Now they face it in France too!
After a day of welcoming and reunions, around 7 pm, the participants were leaving in their cars and vehicles when "young Arab immigrants" from the city started to throw stones at the vehicles descending from the sanctuary.

The local police, whose station is in this area, were immediately notified and the event organisers had to arrange a diversion to another route to protect the occupants of the vehicles from the savage attacks which continued.

As for the press, other than a brief honest article in "la Provence", there was no mention of the "intifada" (war of stones) attacks against the Christian religious community at Nîmes. would seem that the media silence on these facts, which are occurring more and more frequently, serves to exonerate, even protect, the Muslims in their racist and anti-religious acts.

Do we need to wait for murderous riots like the ones now taking place in Egypt for French people to become aware of the danger that now threatens religiously observant non-Muslims?

It seems the mayor of the town granted permission for a mosque to be constructed very close to the Catholic shrine.

Source: Petit Echos d'Oran Via: Observatoire de l'Islamisation

UPDATE: On All Saints' Day a Muslim Algerian hacker hacked into and took control of hundreds of French websites, including the main website of the Catholic church in France. He left jeering messages telling the website visitors to "discover Islam". See here for more.

See an update on this story here.

Today, October 29, Swiss Muslims are demonstrating against Islamophobia and racism in the city of Bern by hosting a conference which is expected to be the largest Islamic festival to have occurred in Switzerland.

The conference is organized by The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) under the theme, “Day Against Islamophobia and Racism”. This conference is supported by a wide variety of groups both in Switzerland and across Europe, to ensure the basic human rights of Muslims in the Swiss society.

...One of the event's supporters is Yvonne Ridley, a well-known British journalist made famous for her capture by the Taliban in 2001 and her subsequent conversion to Islam.

The Muslims are using yellow Stars of David in their propaganda material, intended to evoke the Nazis. What no one in the politically correct European press ever mentions is that the whole idea of marking Jews out with special badges on their clothing originally came from Islam. These were among the conditions of dhimmitude, imposed on Christians as well as Jews. The idea spread from Muslim-ruled Spain to the rest of Europe following the Reconquista.

This promo film for the event also shows the Star of David (speech in German):

Ilmar Reepalu is the Mayor of Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city. He is a man on the move, trying to promote and develop Malmo’s position as a leader in green technology around the world. He can squeeze us in for an interview at 8:30 on a Sunday evening. Uncomplaining, he rides up to Malmo’s City Hall on his bicycle in the dark and rain to talk to us.

We are in Malmo, not to discuss sustainability and fair trade in the city, but rather its massive immigration, which some call a problem, others consider a gift.

One-third of Malmo’s population is foreign-born. Another 10 percent are of a different nationality. The biggest influx these days is from the Muslim world. Many of them are very traditional-- a small group is quite extreme.

Sweden has a population of 9 million — of those, 1.4 million are immigrants. Approximately 100,000 pour in each year. Ilmar Reepalu thinks that’s a good thing.
“Sweden needs lots of immigrants,” he says, “because otherwise we can’t keep up our welfare system. We, as most parts of Europe, have too few people. Within the coming 20 years, we will have a lack of labor force, so we need more people coming to Sweden. We don’t have enough kids from ourselves.

Sweden has probably the most generous immigration, asylum and welfare policies in the world.

Some natives have had it with this bottomless funding pit. For the first time last year, voters elected the far right anti-immigration Sweden Democrats—giving them a handful of seats in Parliament.

MP Kent Ekeroth disputes the argument that immigration keeps Sweden’s welfare system afloat.

“What kind of immigrants do we take in? It’s people from Somalia who have done nothing but herd sheep their whole life and we expect them to benefit our society? It’s ridiculous.”

The Sweden Democrats advocate cutting back 90 percent on immigration, redirecting the money currently spent on housing and caring for refugees to programs to improve life in their home countries.

“If you bring one immigrant to Sweden, it’s expensive. It costs a lot of money. If you put that money to use in Africa or the Middle East or wherever, you can help hundreds more.” Ekeroth goes even further, “If you put this money over there to help them with food, with medicine, with education or whatever, you can help hundreds, maybe thousands, more. So what’s more humane? To help one person lead a life of luxury here in Sweden or to help 1000 to avoid starvation in Africa?”

The Sweden Democrats’ views have made them targets both of Sweden’s left, and of immigrants. Ekeroth travels with security.

The tensions that have come as a result of the swelling immigration have affected all sides.

Riots have periodically broken out in a largely Muslim neighborhood of Malmo, called Rosengard, sparked by the perception of mistreatment of residents by the police or other authorities. Firefighters at the scenes of some of these riots have been attacked. As a result, they will often refuse to answer calls to put out fires there without police escort.

There has been an Islamophobic backlash. Scandinavia’s largest mosque happens to be in Malmo. It was set on fire in 2004. The culprit was never found. An imam was shot on the premises. The head of the Islamic Center at Malmo’s main mosque, a man named Bejzat Becirov, regularly receives hate mail, adorned with pigs and pictures of Usama Bin Laden.
Becirov, a moderate Muslim from the former Yugoslavia, and hence, a European, from a community where women did not typically wear the veil, thinks the culprits behind these attacks on his mosque may be neo-Nazis, but may also be extremist Muslims who don’t like Becirov’s message of integration.

He thinks immigrants to Sweden should try harder to blend in.
“Since religion doesn’t say anything about how you should dress, maybe it’s a good idea to try to take a look at how everybody else is behaving, and try to present themselves and adapt to that,” he says. “And that would make it easier for them. Perhaps things start there."

Becirov acknowledges that it’s harder for non-Europeans to adapt to a liberal place like Sweden.

“If you look at Muslims coming from the Middle East, I think it takes 15 to 20 years before they are integrated—a generation.”

Becirov believes the number of Malmo Muslims who subscribe to extremist ideology is small, but that their recruiting methods are aggressive. In his words, python-like.
Ekeroth worries about how those extreme elements exercise their authority.

“There’s unofficial Shariah police going around Rosengard, checking how women dress, and there are unofficial Shariah courts in Malmo, being used,” he says.

Despite the controversy, Swedes we interviewed outside Malmo’s main station were supportive of their country’s immigration policies.

One young woman told Fox News, “I think we should take more. I know that not many people would agree with me.

A young man adds, “I think it’s good. It creates great diversity.

Another young woman, when asked about the face of Sweden changing dramatically due to massive immigration, said, “I think everything we call culture right now, it’s been so fluid throughout history. I don’t think it can be overruled like that. Everything that comes in, it just adds to the culture, it doesn’t take away.

Sweden has taken in more Iraqi refugees than the United States has, the mayor of Malmo points out. That is something many Swedes are proud of. Mayor Reepalu believes that rather than cut back on immigration, Sweden should do more to help those coming to Sweden adapt to their new lives, especially the children.

“The challenge,” he says, “is to have teachers good enough to take this quite tough situation, where you have lots of children coming into the schools, coming directly from conflict zones in different parts of the world, carrying with them lots of trauma of course.

“To take care of that—to help those people get a good start in their lives.”
Source: Fox News

[The orange lines show what percentage of the employed are of immigrant origin in various Austrian cities.
The blue lines show the percentage of the unemployed who are of immigrant origin.
The red line shows the percentage of unemployed of immigrant origin for Austria as a whole.]
Often they come in accompanied, sometimes with half the family in tow. The women sit there mutely, the veil pulled over their faces, while the man at their side speaks. If the counsellor manages to get a few words out of them, often it reveals broken German.

Turkish girls and women are among the most difficult clients for employment counsellors. Three quarters have only completed the period of mandatory schooling - and even that not always completely. "One day they go to school, then not again", says Inge Friehs, "because it's clear in advance they're supposed to marry and become housewives."

Friehs describes only one facet of the disquieting overall picture: among the clients of the employment service people of immigrant origin are heavily overrepresented. At 31.4% their share of those who are unemployed in Austria is almost twice as high as their share of those who are employed. In Vienna immigrants represent "only" 32 percent of those in employment, but almost half of job-seekers. Of the unemployed young people in the city, those of foreign origin represent as many as 70 per cent.
Source: Der Standart Via: SOS Heimat

Europeans should commit suicide faster to set an example to all those prolific, irresponsible brown people. This is the verdict of a Norwegian professor who calls the world's population growth a 'catastrophe'. Of course, Europeans are virtually the only people whose numbers are actually declining. But not fast enough for the professor.
“We’re behaving like spoiled egoists,” a University of Bergen zoology professor has said of a world too busy to contemplate the perils of the world's rocketing population growth.

As the world’s population topped 7 billion people on Monday, Professor Harald Kryvi said something needed to be done to counter the strain on the environment.

“There are two things we need to do — We must dare to discuss the problems that come from population growth, and we must provide (birth control) to areas where growth is biggest,” Kryvi told newspaper Bergens Tidende.

The professor points to the large-scale stripping of resources and climate change as warning signs that there are too many people on Earth.

“People talk about the effects of climate change. They don’t talk about the cause,” he said.

Politicians, he warned, were too fearful of “religious leaders” to begin talking about the need for more contraception in some parts of the world.

To set an example, Norwegians should not have more than two children, he said.

Norway’s burgeoning oil industry, meanwhile, openly cites population growth as the primary reason for its healthy economic outlook, as well as the need to produce more petroleum.
Source: The Local

The situation on Mayotte has deteriorated further. Shops aren't opening because they have no stocks or, if they do, the stocks are immediately ransacked. Improvised barricades have been put up everywhere, inhibiting movement. Drivers need to pay to go through. But some of them won't let white people pass. Stones are thrown at their vehicles as soon as they approach. An ambulance with a pregnant woman on board was stoned and now the ambulance and medical services are barely operating.

There are 190,000 people on the island, including about 60,000 Comoran illegal immigrants. The indigenes and the Comorans are nearly all Muslim.

Here are some comments from white French infidels still stuck on the island as chaos laps around them:
"In certain parts of the island, the forces of order are no longer intervening any more. They are letting the demonstrators or illegal immigrant thugs have free reign there, putting up barricades people need to pay to pass through. The cars of metropolitans [white French people] are stoned; some of the barricades are selective... The situation of the expatriates is truly threatening, and no one is doing anything. Where is the army? If we were in the Ivory Coast in the same situation, there would have been an order to evacuate and return to France! But there, because it's France (sic), the state can't say "French people go home". Political correctness prevents them saying "White people go home", but that's exactly what has to be done! France is leaving its citizens in a critical and unacceptable situation."

"The atmosphere on Mayotte is turning towards a "chasse ethnique" [ethnic hunt]. A lot of people are leaving the territory."

"Illegal immigrants are the vast majority of those who are rioting in the street, who are extremely violent, who are attacking people, who are stealing..."

"In any society when there are problems, they turn against the foreigner. So today it's the person from metropolitan France, the person who has an income, a house, a car..."

Sources: L'Express, France Info,, Mayotte Hebdo

Friday, 28 October 2011

The newspaper La Marseillaise has published extracts from a secret report on Islam in Marseilles. Written by the French domestic intelligence agency in March this year, it dwells on the phenomenon of street prayers but has plenty to say about Islam in the city more generally. The date and the theme of street prayers suggest it was inspired by Marine Le Pen's campaign on the issue around that time.

If individuals who have been radicalised to the point of supporting the jihadists are rare, fundamentalism has progressed to the point where it has won over the majority of the Muslim population.

The report talks about a specific mosque associated with the Comoran community.
"This mosque only wants to be Comoran, an Islamic locale imprinted with tribalism....It is clear this site is a direct obstacle to the proper integration of Comorans in the Marseilles area, a kind of voluntary marginalisation."

The Koran school associated with it is also criticised:
"far from awaking spirituality and minds, it closes them even further into a cultural loop and thus increases their communitarian inwardness."

It is fairly scathing about the city's Muslims generally, describing them as follows:
"marginalised population, poorly informed, uncultured and with a limited understanding even of their own religion, finding themselves in the hands of self-proclaimed imams, barely more competent than their flocks but sufficiently charismatic to obtain their blind obedience."

The report also calls for fewer mosques.
The large number of prayer rooms in Marseilles is in large part the reflection of the divisions of all the orders, sect-based, as well as of the nationalist, ethnic, and even business perspectives that set Muslims in Marseilles against one another. The solution proposed is to "reconcentrate the places of worship" which would "allow a professionalisation of the imams, economies of scale and would force the federations and sects towards a consensus and would marginalise extra-national interests, also facilitating relations and observations with our institutional partners. Not more mosques but better mosques."

There is a warning against construction of a grand mosque, however:
"This structure dominating a whole residential sector which is also not very elevated, visible from most of the surrounding main roads and performing the call to prayer with a luminous signal, is generally considered aggressive to the point where a local referendum on the subject would give results at least equivalent and perhaps more emphatic than the voting organised in the Swiss confederation last year."

The report says that building new mosques is only a solution if their architecture is "discreet" in order to limit "their visual impact on the urban landscape".

The Muslims seem to want the state to intervene in religious matters:
"It is interesting to note that the majority of Muslims find it natural for a state to organise religious practice, with strong measures if necessary, and that many of them even declare that they do not understand the neutrality of France in this matter."

The example of Algeria is cited where the government "dictates the Friday sermon to all the imams in the country and sends observers ... who have the power to shut it down in real time if necessary."

Source: La Marseillaise

In the last few days a few other sites have picked up on my post about the Muslims demanding that the traditional celebrations of the Reconquista in Spain - the Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos (Festivals of Moors and Christians)- be suppressed. One of these, Bivouac-ID, accompanied its story with some videos that were better than the ones I originally posted, so here they are, shamelessly copied, below.
Islamic investing – from 
niche to mainstream?

Rob Pearce of HSBC explores a form of socially reponsible investing based in Shariah

The Muslim community currently makes up approximately 4% of the UK population.

This is set to double to 8% over the next two decades.
Yet the proportion of the estimated £500bn UK DC assets† invested in Islamic funds is a minuscule fraction of this amount. As pension scheme professionals should this matter to us and how can we help rectify the situation?

Auto-enrolment brings many challenges and opportunities, as well as an additional five to eight million individuals who will be saving more or joining a pension scheme for the first time. With an average age of only 28, many of these new investors will be Muslims. They like many other inexperienced savers will be ideal candidates for the government’s new pension scheme, NEST.

This scheme, which many in the pensions industry predict will set the benchmark, has a Shariah option. But what about other DC schemes? Many contract-based schemes do include a Shariah investment option, but is it actively promoted? And for the majority of trust-based DC schemes its inclusion is likely to be an oversight.

Yet as the UK population and our workforce become more diverse, it is becoming increasingly important to recognise the different needs of scheme members.

So what’s so different about Islamic investing?

Islamic finance is a unique form of investment that can be compared with the values of socially responsible investing and derives its principles from Shariah (Islamic law).

The most distinctive element of Islamic finance is the prohibition of interest of any type, meaning that conventional interest-based lending and bonds are ruled out.

Investing in stocks and equity funds is permitted as long as it conforms to certain guidelines. The good news for trustees is that many major financial companies are now offering Shariah-compliant investment funds as part of their range.

The most common types are equity funds, real estate funds and money market funds. The fund managers act on the advice of a board of respected Islamic scholars to ensure that the funds are fully Shariah-compliant.

Trustees therefore do not need any particular knowledge or expertise to include these funds as an investment option. Shariah-compliant equity funds operate in a similar way to other socially responsible funds, in that they screen investments, in this case to exclude any company whose main activity is banned by Islamic law.

The prohibited sectors are financial services (including most banks), alcohol, pork, gambling, tobacco, media and pornography.

And no doubt Israeli companies too, then companies that invest in Israel, then Switzerland because of the minaret ban, you see, France because of the veil ban and perhaps the Netherlands because of Geert Wilders.

The "board of respected Islamic scholars" will no doubt collect a nice fat fee, just like the Halal-approval authorities. And that money will be used to support the Jihad. This is just another form of jizya.

Omar Sharif hits a woman

This was at a festival in Qatar. The Washington Post has a translation of some of what he said. It seems she was just a woman who wanted her photograph taken with him.
“My dear!” Sharif exclaimed in Arabic, swatting at the lady, “I told you I’d get to you afterwards! I just said that and you’re standing here. Put something in your brain!” But then, having posed solo as requested by the photographers, he gamely turned back to the woman. “I’m sorry,” he said (according to the translation by our colleague Dina ElBoghdady), and leaned in to smile warmly for a photo with her.
Source H/T: Maria José

Warsi doing her bit for the Muslim cause. Andrew Mitchell going along like a good little dhimmi.
The Secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation HE Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu met on 27 October 2011 in London, UK with the Cabinet Minister of Rt. Hon. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and the Secretary of State for Internaitonal development Rt. Hon. Mr. Andrew Mitchell. During the discussions they had a follow up of the Secretary General's offical ovisit to London in June 2011 and exchanged views on the further development of the OIC-UK relations.

At the meeting with Baroness Warsi, the Secretary General referred to agreement reached during his last visit to develop a framework of cooperation between the OIC and UK on different areas including political consultations, humanitarian assistance and combating intolerance, and indicated his willingness to expedite this process. On her part, Baroness warsi highlighted the commitment of the UK Government to engage and cooperate more with the OIC and expressed their readiness to go ahead with this agreed framework of cooperation.

During the meeting with State Secretary Mitchell they discussed potential areas of cooperation between the OIC and UK in the areas of post conflict rehabilitation and reconstruction such as in Somalia, Libya and Afghanistan.

The Secretary General also attended the inauguration ceremony of the expnaded new Exeter Mosque and Cultural Center which was completed by the gracious donation of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, ruler of Sharjah and member of the UAE Suprme Council.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

50 Years - Built Up Together

This week is the 50-year anniversary of the Anwerbeabkommen (Recruitment Agreement) signed between Germany and Turkey. It was this agreement that paved the way for the colonisation of Germany by aggressive Muslim aliens. The terms of the agreement required the aliens to leave after no more than two years. Now, 50 years later, they're still there. And they've brought their sisters and brothers and aunties and uncles and cousins (often for marriage purposes).

Although many ordinary Germans would now consider this process of Turkish colonisation to be the second-greatest disaster in German history, surpassed only by Hitler, German officialdom is intent on celebrating it.

Here we see two genocide celebration posters from Hamburg, with slogans in German and Turkish. These were photographed in the local subway.

50 Years - Together We Are Germany

Source: PI

If Pressburg is right, much of our traditional understanding of ‘Islamic’ history will have to be revised. In particular, the “Muslim conquests” that saw Arab rule extend over an empire stretching from Spain to China would have to be reclassified as “Arab conquests” instead because, in Pressburg’s view, Islam had not yet been invented at the time these military conquests occurred.

For those who have no idea what I am talking about, read the previous posts here and here.

It’s instructive to review Pressburg’s account of the “Muslim conquest” of Spain. In traditional histories, a Spanish nobleman is said to have betrayed Christendom by inviting the moors of North Africa over to Spain to help his side in a dynastic dispute. The Mohammedans then decided to stay and took over parts of the country. If Pressburg is right, the decision to invite the Muslims in becomes much easier to explain. Because they weren’t Muslims. They were Christians. And their Christian heresy, in its rejection of the doctrine of the Trinity, bore strong similarities to the form of Arian Christianity still practised by many Spaniards.

Here are a few translated extracts from the book 'Good Bye Mohammed':
On the non-Arab side there are the Spanish chronicles of 741 and 754 written in Latin. In neither of the two is there any mention of Islam or a religious confrontation with the conquerors. Why would there be? Arian and Arab Christians, as anti-Trinitarians, were closer to one another than to the Byzantine imperial church or to Roman Catholicism. It fits into this picture that the North-Africans and Spanish used the mezquita (seemingly a “mosque” but correctly translated as a “place of worship”) of Seville jointly together for 60 years.

The chronicle of 754 does not once mention what the French consider to be the fateful battle of Tours and Poitiers (732) in a religious connection, in which Charles Martel is supposed to have gloriously saved Europe from Islam.

…Nothing, nothing at all of the facts, artefacts or unambiguously dateable contemporaneous written material substantiates an Islamic conquest. More precisely, no one makes this claim either – other than later, often much later, secondary sources, and later historians who treat secondary sources from the broad Arabic entertainment literature as primary sources.

…So there was no Tariq [Tariq ibn Ziyad, supposed leader of the ‘Muslim’ armies], who looked yearningly from Africa at the rocks on the other side, burning with a wish to make the country behind them Islamic. According to the latest knowledge, the most likely explanation for the events of the early 8th century in Spain is that a Berber tribe took sides in a succession dispute involving the Gothic royal family. The opposing party called for help from the other side of the straits. Thus Arian Christians from North Africa supported their fellow Arian believers in Spain in a succession dispute with their Catholic ruler. So although there may have been a religious aspect to the events, it wasn’t an Islamic one.

In a later post, I will talk about Pressburg's account of 'Muslim' rule in Spain and translate some relevant extracts from his book.

Soros' Open Society Foundation is hosting an event in Brussels on November 7 called: “We say what you think”: Is populism the future of European politics?

Extracts from the event description and programme:
This event will introduce new research about on-line populism in Europe. Based on the first ever large-scale survey of over 10,000 on-line sympathisers of populist parties and movements across Europe, it reveals new insights into their motivations, attitudes, behaviour, and what has turned them off mainstream politics. The results also indicate how many are “keyboard warriors”, what motivates them to take to the streets, and what the relationship is between online and offline activism. Our aim is to encourage all politicians to consider how better to respond to the concerns of voters attracted to on-line populism.

Is populism winning the debate on identity, multiculturalism, and immigration?

Across Europe there appears to be growing resentment about ‘failed multiculturalism’ and
the effect immigration is having on local and national traditions and identity. Populist parties seem to be responding more effectively to voter concerns about these issues, often by framing issues in the context of traditional European values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Panellists will consider the implications of the Demos survey, and how progressive politicians can respond better to worries about identity without alienating their party base. Should the role of progressive politics be to follow or lead public opinion?

Who are the ‘reluctant radicals’ who share some progressive values but not others? How do
these questions vary from country to country? How are new forms of on-line
communication changing the contours of this debate?

Speakers: Emine Bozkurt, MEP
Matthew Collins, Searchlight
Ken Dryden, former Canadian Minister of Social Development
David Goodhart, Prospect Magazine
Sunder Katwala, British Future
Douglas Murray, Henry Jackson Society

Is the collapse of trust in mainstream politicians the fuel for populism across Europe?

The Demos research suggests that on-line populist activists have disproportionately high
levels of distrust in several political institutions – especially elected officials. This makes an effective response difficult. Panellists will consider the following questions: How important is anti-establishment sentiment to populist groups, and can they sustain their popularity if they grow in size? How can trust in political institutions be reversed? What institutions are most critical to change?

Speakers: Pervenche Berès, MEP
Matthew Goodwin, University of Nottingham
Péter Krekó, Political Capital Institute
Claus Leggewie, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities
Hannes Swoboda, MEP
Paul Taggart, University of Sussex

How are social media changing the way social movements operate?
Social media have become more important as a means of forming, organising and recruiting
to extremist causes of all types. It is also credited with helping create progressive, liberating social movements. So how to respond? A growing number of people are radicalised on-line, but it is difficult for governments to respond without disproportionately cracking down on legitimate dissent and open debate. Are there potential opportunities for new forms of responses through social media?

Speakers: Jamie Bartlett, Demos
Dan Hind, Author of “The Return of the Public” and expert on digital public
Loz Kaye, UK Pirate Party


Pope Greets Other Religious Leaders at Assisi Gathering

Although the Pope's private views are known to be very different, in its official policy the Vatican continues to display the same old naivety and self-deceit about the threat Muslim immigration poses to Europe.

Today, the Pope hosts an interfaith dialogue "for peace" in Assisi.
Roughly 200 spiritual leaders are expected to take part in the Assisi event. Christians are scheduled to include Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, leader of the Anglican Communion; and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, “first among equals” in the Orthodox world. Leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Confucian, Baha’i and Taoist traditions will participate, along with indigenous religions from Africa, Latin America and Asia.

The Muslims include Prince Ghazi Bin Talal of Jordan, who will sit next to Benedict at lunch. Ghazi is a leader in interfaith dialogue, and was among the signatories to a letter from Muslim leaders to Benedict after his controversial September 2006 speech in Regensburg, Germany, which some took as linking the Prophet Muhammad with violence.
Source: National Catholic Reporter

Al-Azhar university, the leading religious authority within Sunni Islam (the overwhelmingly dominant strain of Islam in the world), has declined to attend however. It is still miffed by the Pope having had the audacity to speak out about the murder of Christian Copts in Egypt last year.
In a signal of ongoing challenges in the Catholic/Muslim relationship, the Al-Azhar University and Mosque complex in Cairo, Egypt, sometimes referred to as “the Vatican of the Sunni world,” has reportedly declined to send a representative. Al-Azhar announced in January that it was breaking off dialogue with the Vatican after a speech in which Benedict called for greater protection for Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority, which some saw as interference in the country’s internal affairs.
Source: National Catholic Reporter

Complaining about the murder of Christians is interference in the country's internal affairs! That really ought to be a sign to the Vatican that this whole interfaith dialogue thing isn't going to work out. But no. It seems the Vatican now officially regards mass Muslim immigration into Europe as a good thing - seeing it as "An Opportunity For The "New Evangelisation". De-Evangelisation followed by Mohammedanisation is much more likely.

An Opportunity For The "New Evangelisation"

There is an astonishing article about Islam in "Kriminalpolizei", an Austrian magazine for professionals from various branches involved in dealing with criminality: police, judges, academics, etc. It is written by Alfred Ellinger, founder of the "Vereinigung österreichischer Kriminalisten" [Association of Austrian Criminologists], which publishes the magazine. Ellinger is also a criminal judge and vice-president of the Eisenstadt Regional Court. Titled "Between Dialogue and Jihad", the article goes over the doctrines and history of Islam with unusual candour. It concludes with a resounding wake-up call for Europe.
Let us indulge in no illusions. Europe will be the battlefield for a major struggle between the order of Islam and its enemies. 40% of the population in Arab countries is under 14 years of age. 15 million Muslims are already living in Europe today and the ageing of Europe is unmissable. The Muslim threat was beaten back in Castile, Southern France and, finally, in front of Vienna. But today the border between Europe and the Islamic world is porous, and the threat to Europe is clear.

...If Europe does not very quickly abandon its utterly failed immigration policy, the vision of a "multicultural society" and a misguided tolerance in dealing with hate-filled Islamists, the constantly repeated calls for "dialogue" and "tolerance" will lead to undreamt-of problems and new politically-motivated wars of religion in our cities.
Source: Kriminalpolizei Via: Michael Mannheimer

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A new EU-funded manual has just been released by Amnesty International, giving educators guidance on how European children can be conditioned to accept their own genocide.

It is based around a Slovenian poster exhibition called Faces of Racism Revealed. There are 12 posters in all. Each comes with a set of Interactive Activities, Key Learning Points and "Did You Know?" sections. These are supposed to inculcate a sense of guilt into the children about their own culture, history and civilisation.

The example of slavery is quoted below.
Slavery: at the time of the American Revolution and the proclaimed
equality and natural rights of man, the notion of natural Black inferiority
helped the American government to justify slavery through
labeling Blacks as sub-humans and thus not entitled to the rights
attributed to man.1 The transatlantic slave trade lasted for 400
years (16-19th century), inflicting unimaginable suffering on millions
of victims. It is estimated that between 25-30 million Africans were

Slavery is portrayed as a uniquely European phenomenon. The phenomenon of Muslim slavery, which existed for almost a thousand years before the transatlantic slave trade had even begun, continued to be significant until the 20th century and, in some parts, still continues today, is not even mentioned.

A distorted view of history is built up in which Europeans bear a unique burden of historical guilt. Instead of being seen as the leading source of rationality, science, democracy and enlightenment, Europe is portrayed as the perpetrator of tremendous wrong-doing. The children are taught to be ashamed of their own past. Once this sense of shame has been sufficiently inculcated, the children will be willing to accept their own genocide and hand over their ancestral living space to hostile aliens - because they will see this process of dispossession, at the emotional level, as a rightful retribution for past wrongs.

In the midst of the propaganda, there are a few interesting intimations of truth.
Recent research has shown that the children of immigrants tend to
have lower employment outcomes than the children of natives in most

Due to their different ethnic, cultural, social and family backgrounds,
school pupils from minority groups such as immigrant or Roma children,
although just as intelligent as majority students, may require
additional support within the school system.

Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises
that in a diverse and multicultural society, people have different
needs, which need to be met in different ways in order to ensure
equal opportunities for all.

This is a good one. Non-Europeans are disproportionately represented in our prisons not because they commit more crime but because they are "over-policed"!
Conscious or subconscious labeling of certain groups within policing
practices, can lead to the over-policing of these groups, which can
result in their over representation in crime and prison statistics
. For
example, blacks comprise about 12 % of the U.S. population but 40
% of the prison population.

Considering one culture superior to another is racism.
Racism nowadays often tends to advocate cultural superiority as
opposed to biological superiority, promoting the belief that there is
a hierarchy of cultures and that the exclusion and discrimination of
foreigners or minorities is justified in the name of allegedly “incompatible
cultures”, religions or “civilisations.”

Interesting to have the EU admit that a majority of the people reject their own deranged ideology.
A survey in 8 European countries at the beginning of 2011 showed that
about half of respondents believe that there are too many immigrants in
their country, about one third believe there is a natural hierarchy of ethnicity
and half or more condemn Islam as “a religion of intolerance.”

Research shows that media coverage of Muslims is generally negative
and dominated by issues of security and terrorism. The bulk of media
coverage focuses on Muslims as a threat (in relation to terrorism), a
problem (in terms of differences in values) or both (Muslim extremism in
general).5 Half of Britons link Islam with terrorism.

"Unfounded ideas". Here they abandon the pretence of objectivity, and step over the line into current political debate, criticising a politician by name. Children are being brainwashed to consider the ideas of some politicians more correct than the ideas of other politicians!
In 2010 a leading German politician Horst Seehofer said that Germany
should not accept any more Turkish or Arab migrants and focus
instead on cultures more similar to Germany’s. Focusing on the origin
of migrants rather than their skills, serves to reinforce stereotypes
and unfounded ideas about the incompatibility of different cultures.

Source: Manual for Educators

Some of the posters featured in the exhibition but not used in the manual are even more bizarre. See them here.

It's a great day for Exeter, according to the BBC. The mosque should help dispel some of the crazy misunderstandings that a lot of people seem to have about Islam for some reason.
Imam Mohammed Abrar said he hoped it would attract thousands of Muslims and increase the understanding of Islam in the wider community.

...Jonathan Marshall, of the Centre of Faiths and Cultural Diversity in Plymouth, said: "This particular development enriches us all because it brings an opportunity for everyone, and particularly young people, to encounter the Muslim faith community.

"There is still a very significant misunderstanding and a stereotype of the faith often connected with negative imagery.

"Having a mosque is a wonderful opportunity for people to encounter the true heart and true faith of Islam."
Source: BBC

Tunisians in France will have 10 seats in the Tunisian parliament. Am I the only one who finds it creepy that Europe's Muslim colonists are increasingly being accorded voting rights in their countries of origin as well as here? (There are similar initiatives for the Turks in Germany, for example.) Areas of France will now have political representation in Tunisian politics. You could have a towel-wearing member for Paris North standing up to give a speech in the Tunisian parliament! This is an outrageous subversion of national integrity that vividly encapsulates the Muslim imperialism that Europe is forced to undergo.

The jihadist party Ennahda won 33.70% of the Tunisian vote in northern France and 30.23% in southern France, capturing 4 of the 10 French seats. This compares to around 40% in Tunisia itself.

How does the xenomaniac elite explain this? They are always telling us that only a "tiny minority" support the "islamists". Now we have cast iron proof to the contrary. Oh, I know. It must be the racism and islamophobia that drive all those moderate Muslims into the hands of the extremists.

Source: France24

Another take on the Turks marching in Germany at the weekend.

The Guardian has an interesting flash tool that allows you to play with the demographic projection data recently released by the UN.

Here's a graphic from it, showing Nigeria's predicted population in 2100: 732 million. More than the whole of Europe, then or now. This isn't particularly surprising because, as I pointed out in a previous post, there are more children born in Nigeria each year than in the whole of the European Union.

Europeans really need to start seeing themselves as an endangered species.

The Nigerian projections follow the standard pattern for states in which Muslims must compete with others for control of the country. While Muslims outbreed non-Muslims generally, in contested states the demographic jihad goes into overdrive.

Young black men now account for nearly 40% of the population of youth jails in England and Wales, according to a report by the chief inspector of prisons.

The report, published jointly with the youth justice board, shows that the proportion of black and other minority ethnic young men in young offender institutions (YOIs) has risen from 23% in 2006 and 33% in 2009/10 to 39% last year.

The changing demographic profile of the population inside youth jails in England and Wales also shows an increasing proportion of young Muslims, up from 13% last year to 16% this year. Foreign national young men account for a record 6% of the population.
Source: The Guardian

Somehow I thought the former Communist countries would be more free of political correctness. It seems not. The phrase "Glory to Russia!" has been banned!
This year, the ‘Russian March’ will have a record turnout

By Zhanna Ulyanova

If the nationalists formed a party and ran in State Duma elections, they would become the second largest party in Parliament. The results of a Levada Center survey show unprecedented support for the “Russia is for Russians” slogan.

More and more Russians face “animosity from people of other nationalities.” In 2002, 2 per cent of Russians “very often” felt this way, and 8 percent “fairly often.” This year, tensions have escalated: 4 per cent and 14 per cent, respectively. A greater number of compatriots are showing hostility toward representatives of other ethnicities. In 2011, 6 percent say they face animosity “very often,” and 14 per cent “fairly often.” These changes in public opinion were recorded by the Levada Center, which surveyed 1,600 people aged 18 and older.

The rise of nationalist sentiments and xenophobia has been a trend throughout the last decade, Vladimir Mukomel, division head at the Institute of Sociology’s Department of Xenophobia and Extremism Studies, told Trud.

By 2020, suggested the director of the National Strategy Institute, Stanislav Belkovsky, the question of nationalism will be key.

Russians themselves have also noticed this trend. More than half (52 percent) say that “the number of Russians who share ultra-nationalist views has increased in recent years.”

It’s not the terrorist attacks, but the behavior that’s outraging

There is an interesting rationale behind the rising nationalist sentiments. It turns out that the leading reason for the formation of the Russian identity is not the threat of terrorism (cited as the reason by 15 percent), or even poor living conditions (21 percent), but the defiant behavior of the ethnic minorities (44 percent).

“In Russia, nationalism is most often associated with isolated diasporas of people from the Caucasus and the Caucasian question in general,” said Belkovsky.

This is due to the fact that the rise of national self-determination has historically been conditioned by the disassociation of former Soviet republics. Sociologists point to the demographic dynamics.

“Today, a generation which was socialized during one of the peaks of xenophobia in the early 2000s is maturing,” said Mukomel.

Nevertheless, even extreme forms of nationalism are not a protest against ethnic groups as much as they are a reflection of the social tensions and injustice in the society.
“This is the youth’s response to the lack of social mobility, political choice and justice in society,” said Mukomel.

Prohibition leads to an upsurge in popularity

The rise of nationalism is also provoked by the government. The Justice Ministry has banned slogans which are often unrelated to extremism or nationalism. Thus, “Russia is for Russians!” and “Orthodox Christianity or death!” have been blacklisted. Meanwhile, Justice Ministry experts have classified the phrase “Go Russians” as a call to violence.
It came to the point of absurdity. The slogan “Glory to Russia!”, which was exclaimed by one of the rioters at the Manezh Square, was considered to be “a call to show resistance” by the Tver Court of Moscow

This year, the activities of the Movement Against Illegal Immigration have been banned as extremist. Yesterday, another criminal case was filed against one of the leaders of the Russkiye (Russians) movement, Dmitry Demushkin. In addition to being suspected of inciting ethnic hatred (Article 282 of the Criminal Code), the nationalist is being charged with provoking mass violence (Article 212 of the Criminal Code). The investigators’ renewed attention on Demushkin has coincided with preparations for the November 4 “Russian March.” Human rights activists note that Articles 282 and 212 have become particularly popular in recent years.

Belkovsky is confident that the bans only increase the number of nationalists.
But the figures are most telling; 41 per cent of Russians believe it would not be a bad idea to implement the “Russia is for Russians!” slogan within reasonable limits; 19 percent openly support the banned slogan and believe that “it should have been long implemented.” This is evidenced by the Levada Center survey conducted this past February.

Nationalists breathe down United Russia’s back

The “Russian March” could have the highest turnout of its entire five-year history.
“If organized well, then the ‘Russian March’ will have a much higher attendance than usual,” said Belkovsky.

Nationalist Vladimir Tor, meanwhile, also expects to see a high turnout at the march of November 4. Nationalists plan to gather 20,000 people.

Political scientists are confident that if the nationalists created a party, it would make it into the State Duma. Today, according to the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), United Russia is supported by 46 per cent of Russians, and the Communist Party by 12 percent. And it is understood that 35 per cent of Russians support the slogans of the organizers of the “Russian March.” This is shown by the results of a secret survey, ordered by the Moscow Mayor’s Office, which appeared in the media. Note that organizers of the march are calling on Russians to vote against the party of “crooks and thieves” and chanting the slogan, “Enough feeding the Caucasus.”

The potential for nationalist slogans has been noticed by parliamentary and opposition parties, which are actively using the Russian question to their advantage.

“Corruption and the Caucasus are the most popular issues of the State Duma election campaign,” said Belkovsky. “But the Kremlin has banned focusing on nationalism.”
Today it is impossible to form a nationalist party in Russia, argued Tor.

“But it’s unlikely that the newly elected State Duma will finish its term – we will most likely be seeing an early election, and the nationalists will have a chance,” he predicted.

However, political scientists pointed out some of the political weaknesses of the nationalist wing, including a lack of a coherent doctrine and leaders.
Source: Russia Today

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Source: CBN

Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the Ennahda jihadist movement that has just triumphed in the Tunisian elections, is a moderate Muslim. Isn't he?

Observatoire de l'Islamisation has some interesting extracts from Ghannouchi's writings and interviews he has given over the years, translated into French from Arabic. Here are his thoughts on secularism.
What place is there for secularism in Islamic society?

"Islamic society is based on the interpretation of values organising the life of individuals and communities. It also organises the spiritual side of the latter. For this reason it is impossible to conceive of a secular Islamic society, or a secular Muslim, unless essential elements of Islam have been renounced."

In one of his books, he called apostasy a crime and mentioned, seemingly with approval, the harsh punishments traditional Islamic texts prescribe for it.
Apostasy is the renunciation of Islam after it has been embraced willingly...

...Verses of the Koran set out the horrific nature of this crime in several places, and threaten anyone guilty of it with the most atrocious tortures, without mandating a specific punishment down here however. As to the tradition, the sunnah, it demands the death penalty (in conformity with the hadith): "Kill whoever changes his religion".

Remember that this "moderate Muslim" was living in Britain during his years of exile.

Yesterday, I posted about how a village hall was threatened with the revocation of its charitable status after inviting BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak. The Christian Barnabas Fund charity also faced the threat of having its charity status removed as it was investigated by the Charity Commission in response to a complaint "filed by a lay leader from the Church of England".

The investigation is now over and the Barnabas Fund has been cleared but it is disturbing that this process took place at all. There are mosques and Muslim associations up and down the length of Britain inciting hatred against infidels and enjoying their charitable status undisturbed.
Barnabas Aid has been exonerated by the U.K. commission, which regulates charities in England and Wales, from any wrongdoing in passing out one of the group’s Operation Nehemiah booklets, Slippery Slope.

Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, international director of Barnabas Aid, told The Christian Post that while his writings address problems with Islamic extremism, the group's material such as the booklet, does not promote hatred toward Muslims.

“In the U.K., where we are involved in education and in published materials, we believe that it is important for us to address those areas that cause persecution. For example, the apostasy law in Islam,” Sookhdeo said. “Furthermore, in the U.K. where Islamic extremism is growing and posing severe threats to the Church, and to Christian communities, and to converts, it is important for us to address those issues.”

...However, Sookhdeo said the booklet focused on addressing the issues of how Islamic extremism is beginning to affect society and how in turn it is affecting Christian communities within parts of Britain. The material is not meant to be hateful, he said.

...The Charity Commission issued a response to the complaint, which Barnabas Aid published in its recent press release.

The commission stated: “The charity, in its campaigning around ‘Operation Nehemiah’ appears to be acting within its objects, as the campaign can be seen as promoting ‘the advancement of the Christian faith.’ A charity can become involved in a campaign which furthers or supports its charitable purposes.”

The commission added, “The Commission acknowledges that the campaign material fits within its aims, and that the booklet quotes sources for the claims that it makes. They quote its statement of intent, not to promote anti-Muslim fear or hatred, but to address seriously the challenge of Islam to society.”

“The campaign does not appear to be inciting racial hatred and the charity believes that it has public benefit in that it is committed to maintaining Christian values of freedom of conscience, speech and religion for the next generation in church and society.

“We are therefore content that the charity, in carrying out this campaign, is operating within its objects and within the terms of our guidance,” the commission concluded in its statement.

“Throughout my writings I have emphasized that there is no Islamophobia involved, no hate. Rather, these are legitimate points of concern. The Christian response should be one of love and tolerance, but at the same time, if those issues affect them, then those issues need to be raised,” Sookhdeo reiterated to CP Monday.

“The difficulty which we are facing in the U.K. is that Islam is the elephant in the room and it cannot be discussed,” he explained. “As soon as you raise, for example, issues of the persecution of Christians, [then] newspapers, the media, and individuals will actually accuse you of being an extremist.

“We live in a culture of intimidation and silence. If anyone doesn’t agree with you they want you removed. There is no place for discussion or tolerance for saying you have your views I have mine,” he added.
Source: Christian Post

Sookhdeo is a third-worlder himself, of Guyanan origin. In Europe today we often find that those who speak out most boldly against Islam are of non-European origin, often committed Christians or converts from Islam. The Europeans have been cowed by accusations of racism, but brown people are willing to speak out against other brown people.

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