Another Show Trial?

Geert Wilders may be facing another show trial for “group defamation, discrimination and incitement to hatred”. Mr. Wilders, the leader of the Dutch Islam-critical party PVV, caused controversy by agreeing with what most Dutch people think (if you believe the opinion polls) about the excessive number of Moroccans now in their country.

The following article was published today on the front page of the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. A translation has been made available by the PVV.

Note the political nature of the proposed prosecution — two judges have been appointed by the court to work with the media:

Court ready for Wilders
by Bart Mos

THE HAGUE, Tuesday

The court in The Hague is busy preparing the criminal trial against Geert Wilders, although the judicial authorities have not yet decided to prosecute him. The court administration wants to prevent chaos, as happened four years ago in Amsterdam.

It is generally expected that the judicial authorities will decide later this month whether the PVV leader will be prosecuted for his statement about “fewer Moroccans” during an election meeting in a pub in The Hague. Yesterday, a spokeswoman for the public prosecutor in The Hague refused to say on which date the decision to prosecute will be taken, but internally it has been rumored for some time that they are aiming for September.


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Fjordman: Is Jihad Un-Islamic?

Fjordman’s latest essay has been published at FrontPage Mag. Some excerpts are below:

In Denmark in 2005, Tina Magaard — a Sorbonne-trained linguist specializing in textual analysis — published detailed research findings comparing the foundational texts of ten major religions. Magaard concluded from her data-driven analyses that

“The texts in Islam distinguish themselves from the texts of other religions by encouraging violence and aggression against people with other religious beliefs to a larger degree. There are also straightforward calls for terror. This has long been a taboo in the research into Islam, but it is a fact that we need to deal with.”

Magaard further observed that “There are 36 references in the Koran to expressions derived from the root qa-ta-la, which indicates fighting, killing or being killed. The expressions derived from the root ja-ha-da, which the word Jihad stems from, are more ambiguous since they mean ‘to struggle’ or ‘to make an effort’ rather than killing. Yet almost all of the references derived from this root are found in stories that leave no room for doubt regarding the violent nature of this struggle. Only a single ja-ha-da reference (29:6) explicitly presents the struggle as an inner, spiritual phenomenon, not as an outwardly (usually military) phenomenon. But this sole reference does not carry much weight against the more than 50 references to actual armed struggle in the Koran, and even more in the Hadith.”

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/1/2014

This news feed contains yesterday’s material as well as today’s, due to our recent service outage.

The Rotherham Muslim pedophilia scandal continues to dominate the news in Britain. At least 100 girls reportedly gave birth to babies fathered by their rapists. Meanwhile, the focus now is on the question: “What did Tony Blair know, and when did he know it?”

In other news, two men were injured by an assailant wielding a samurai sword during a fight that broke out at a Norwegian wedding.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, Fjordman, Insubria, Jerry Gordon, JP, Steen, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Betrayed by a Muslim in Marriage

Last Thursday we posted a report by Yog about the “Love Jihad” — the Muslim practicing of abducting Hindu girls and forcibly marrying them — in India. As part of his report, Yog linked a Hindi-language video of an interview with a young Hindu woman who had married a Muslim.

Vlad Tepes had the video translated. Many thanks to Yog for the timing, and to Vlad for the subtitling:

As you can see, this video is not an adequate example of what Yog described in his post. The young woman describes a situation that was entirely her choice.

The little girls in Rotherham who were raped and brutalized would have been thrilled to have so many choices.

The Yezidi women who were recently abducted by ISIS and sold to their “husbands” in Syria were never fortunate enough to be able to make the same decisions this Hindu woman did.

Yes, we can sympathize with her, because she made bad choices and suffered as a result. But I’d like to see video interviews with Hindu women who were truly coerced into conversion and marriage. I’m certain there is no shortage of examples.

Video transcript:

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I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing

MC returns with a sardonic look at equality, harmony, and other magic ponies of the Modern Multicultural New World Order.

I’d like to teach the world to sing…
by MC

In perfect harmony. Didn’t we get that thrust down our throats?

But it does raise some questions, such as: Who is the ‘I’ there? In answer to my own question, we now have a major religion, a powerful religion, that worships the god of ‘equality’ and ‘harmony’ (but of course the believers are more equal than non-believers, and those believers are the ‘I’ because they define the harmony), but those who create disharmony are the enemy, because creating disharmony is the ultimate in crime and terrorism.

At best ‘equality’ is an assumption based on moral relativity. It means that one must shut one’s eyes to history and limit discernment to the here and the now. Yesterday Hamas fired missiles at Israeli children; today Israel killed Gazan children in retaliation. It’s simple, stupid: those Joooos create disharmony so they are in the wrong; Muslims are the long term victims of Judeo-Christian exploitation (enforced inequality); therefore we must restore equilibrium by blaming the Joooos wherever we find them etc., etc.

In the science lab in school we had old-fashioned balances in wooden cases for weighing substances and things, and using the balance was quite a skill in itself. After each addition of weights or substance, one had to wait for the swinging to subside. To get to a state of equilibrium could take hours so one learned to average out the swing to save time.

As the weights added got smaller and smaller they became harder to manipulate as well, and the tiny ones had to be manipulated with tweezers and seemed to take on a life of their own and fight back.

It took an incredible amount of work to get a balance, so we rationalized and weighed stuff to the nearest gram, which took a fraction of the time.

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado there is a passage that goes:

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Muslim Paedophile Pakistani Rapists

In his latest video editorial, Paul Weston minces no words about what happened in Rotherham — unlike the media reporters, the pundits, and all major political leaders, who are scared to death of mentioning JIM.

Caveat: Mr. Weston is impassioned about what is happening in Rotherham, and slips into some salty language as a result:

Paul Weston is a British-based writer who focuses on the damage done to Western Civilisation by the hard left’s ongoing cultural revolution, which seeks to destroy the Christian, capitalist and racial base of the West. He is the leader of Liberty GB, his website may be found here, and his political Facebook page here. For links to his previous essays, see the Paul Weston Archives.

Derailed Again

As most readers already know, Gates of Vienna has been experiencing server issues for the past few days. The crisis came to a head yesterday (Sunday), when we were completely derailed and thrown temporarily offline. The hard-working techies have been at it since then.

Naturally, the site went live after I gave up waiting and went to do the shopping — is it ever any other way? But now normal operations can resume.

I’ll combine material from yesterday’s news feed with today’s, and post a single large news feed tonight.

It Figures…

The Baron has spent hours on the phone talking to the techies and fixers, though to no avail. Finally, he went to do the marketing for me since our vegetable situation was critical…

…and y’all know that Schloss Bodissey is at the Edge of Beyond – or rather, smack dab in the Middle, where there be monsters – so it will be a while before he returns.

I have no idea what brought us down, but there was talk of how long it takes to propagate a new something-or-other. It’s whatever all those little numbers are called. And yes, they shouldn’t let me near a computer given the level of my ignorance.

It was leprechauns in the intertubes, that’s what it was. I almost grabbed one – even had the edge of his coat – but all I have to show for my efforts is a bit of tattered green cloth. Do you think they might be lying about their purported pots of gold? Have you noticed President Obama looks a bit like a leprechaun? He’d never make the height limits, though. I can’t picture him crouched under a toadstool, can you?

In the meantime, a placeholder post to let y’all know we’re not dead. Thanks for the concerned emails, too.

An End to Phony Tolerance

The following op-ed from the Austrian daily Kurier has been kindly translated by JLH:

An End to Phony Tolerance

Which Islam do Muslims in Austria actually follow?

By Martina Salomon | August 24, 2014

By 2051, every fifth Austrian will be Muslim. The figure is already 11.6% ( up from 0.4% in 1971). Official Austria has always operated on the premise of religious co-existence. But the newest reports indicate that shockingly great swathes of the Muslim population are regressing to the Middle Ages. Their brutal attitude toward “infidels” (up to and including bestial murders), their imperialism, their repression of women and homosexuals and the dominion of religion over politics all come to them from the Koran.

In recent years, anyone who criticized or even caricatured Islam ran the risk of earning a death fatwa. Self-styled “holy warriors” are killing and dispossessing Christians all over the world. Nonetheless, Western governments have appealed for tolerance. This may come from the misinterpretation of a comment by Jesus: “But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.” The meaning of the Biblical episode is that Jesus is standing firm and demanding respect. We must do the same, for the sake of our culture and our values. In conversation even with educated Muslims, their contempt for our liberal society is often palpable.

The Role of the Victim as an Excuse

Muslim advocates like to play the victim card. Marginalization of their co-religionists, they say, brings on radicalization. That, however, is only part of the truth. Not a word about the fact that some immigrant groups close themselves off and overburden the educational and welfare systems. Interestingly, it is (liberal) Muslims most of all who denounce the propagation of “fascist Islam” and criticize the support it receives from indigenous parties. It was clear to see, in demonstrations for and against Erdogan in Vienna, that there are thousands of Turks from backward regions in Turkey who are easy to mobilize in our streets. But anyone who has been in Istanbul has also seen the other side of Turkey with its dynamic, well-educated upper class, and many women in top jobs.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/30/2014

Thirty-two Filipino UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights escaped from being surrounded by al-Nusra mujahideen by crossing the border into Israel, after Israeli troops opened the border for them. They had been trapped by the terrorists for several days. Forty more Filipinos in a different group remain surrounded by the al-Nusra Front, and a group of Fijian blue helmets has been taken hostage by the mujahideen.

In other news, according to the latest reports, the Islamic State is selling captured Yezidi women in Syria for about $1,000 each.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to C. Cantoni, DS, Fjordman, Insubria, Jerry Gordon, JP, Mark H, Papa Whiskey, Steen, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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The Burning of the Mevlana Mosque

Several weeks ago a recent addition to the Mevlana Mosque in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin was destroyed by fire. Even before the incident was judged to be arson, German politicians fell all over themselves to express their “solidarity” with victimized Muslims in the mosque’s congregation.

Today, however, the announcement of the ethnicity of the principal suspect showed that earlier assumptions had been wrong, and no “Islamophobia” was involved.

Rembrandt Clancy has translated a series of media items about the case. We’ll begin with a news report that was televised before the ruling of arson was confirmed. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The translator notes that the incident bears comparison with the silence after the fire a year ago in the Lutheran church at Garson.

The following article from Der Tagsesspiegel, also translated by Rembrandt Clancy, discusses the determination by the police that the fire was set deliberately:

Fire in Mevlana Mosque was an Attack

27 August 2014

Having been long in question, now it is certain: The fire in the Mevlana Mosque in Kreuzberg was set deliberately, according to police investigations.

The fire in the Kreuzberg Mosque must be attributed to an arson attack, according to the assessment of the investigators. “We can now rule out a technical defect,” said Police President Klaus Kandt on Tuesday after he had visited the mosque together with the Minister of the Interior [for the City-State of Berlin] Frank Henkel (CDU). Also negligence is to be ruled out: “We are assuming an intentional act”.

Politicians demonstrate signs of Solidarity

The flames also deposited soot on the facade of the mosque. On Sunday evening the SPD chief [Social Democratic Party] and the Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel visited the crime scene and spoke of an “assassination attempt”. Also, Henkel wanted to demonstrate by his visit “a sign of solidarity”, as he put it. “When in Germany houses of God burn, it is not sufficient for the society simply to show sympathy”, said the Senator. “The society and the politicians must send a signal that such crimes must not be accepted”. The police will do everything in their power to solve the case. State security and fire experts are investigating the case in concert.

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“We Have Come to You With Blood”

In an ISIS video released yesterday, a mujahid threatens the kuffar with fire, bloodshed, and death.

Many thanks to ritamalik for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

A note from the translator:

I translated the first speech by the guy in the beginning. After that the music starts, and the rest is a poem he recites in praise and prayer for the fighters of Fallujah. It was too hard for me to understand everything that he was saying in that poem and it was not important. It was just an “artistic touch”, so to speak, which bizarrely enough these ISIS guys seem to be so fond of!

This is as much as I could understand, because he was shouting too much and the music took over.

So yes, the ISIS guy was threatening the unbelievers and the Jews. Is it important? It is nothing new. But the more people hear what these Jihadis are up to straight from the horse’s mouth, the better. At least later when the threats come to pass they cannot claim they didn’t know!

Video transcript:

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