The New Dutch Government, the EU, and the Wilders Trial

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I mentioned a couple of days ago that a new coalition government has been agreed upon in the Netherlands. As expected, the cabinet will consist of a VVD/CDA minority coalition, backed by Geert Wilders’ party, the PVV.

Details of the new government’s program have now emerged, and when I read what they’re planning, it made my mouth water. The most conservative Republican government imaginable would never attempt half of this stuff in the USA. Just think — if only Geert had been born in Kenya, we could elect him president!

Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated several articles from the Dutch media about the new government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reaction to it, and Geert Wilders’ upcoming trial for hate speech.

First, from De Telegraaf:

“Everyone will notice some of it”

“We’re cutting the budget by €18 billion in the coming years. Everyone will notice some of that,” VVD leader Mark Rutte said Thursday at the presentation of the coalition agreement of the VVD and CDA with support of the PVV. The cabinet Rutte wants will give the country back to the “hard-working Dutchman”.

The government will work hard to increase safety. “We want to put the burglars in chains, not you,” said Rutte — as expected, the incoming Prime Minister. There will be a national police force [instead of the local and regional police]. Street-terror [usually performed by the enriched “new Dutch”] will be tackled hard. There will be minimum sentences handed out to recidivists for crimes for which there is a maximum sentence of twelve years or more.

The TBS system [“offenders with severe personality disorders who are detained in special forensic psychiatric institutions”] will be cut back. Trial-leaves will be addressed. Criminals with dual nationality will loose their Dutch citizenship. The ticket quota [in which a police officer has to write out 120-160 fines a year or else has to face losing a promotion or a cut in salary] will be abolished. Coffee shops [where soft drugs are permitted to be sold and consumed] must become closed clubs where clients are only allowed in with a ‘club card’.

There will be a strict immigration policy. The influx of non-western immigrants has to decrease substantially, according to Wilders by 50%. Illegal residence in the Netherlands will become punishable.

There will also be a burqa ban:

Burkas and other face-covering clothing will be banned. Police officers and judges will not be allowed to wear headscarves. Unemployed persons who due to their behavior or dress code will be less likely to find a job will feel it in their pocketbooks. Their welfare benefits will be reduced, or they will not have any right at all to them. [source]

And those who “take it easy” with their citizenship course, may lose their residence permit:


Turks will also have to continue to integrate. The judge recently ruled that such would not be required for Turks, based on a European treaty, but the new government wants to alter the treaty-agreement. The government wants to spend less on subsidies for integration. Only “Vluchtelingenwerk” [“Refugee aid”] will be spared. People who come from elsewhere have no more special preference in applications. The abolition of “affirmative action” will also affect women [source]

[…]

There will be no “road pricing”. The speed limit on motorways will go up from 120 to 130 kilometers per hour. The mortgage tax-reduction will remain in place. The coalition is committed to more nuclear energy. Applications for permits for the construction of one or more nuclear power plants that meet these requirements will therefore be granted.

The new government wants a smaller government and fewer politicians. That should yield €6 billion. The number of MPs will be reduced from 150 to 100, the number of senators from 75 to 50. There will be fewer ministers and state secretaries. The new government also wants to cut the number of elected representatives in local councils, Waterschap boards [maintenance of rivers and dykes and so on] and provincial governments’ Neighborhood Councils will be abolished.

The contribution of the Netherlands to the EU must go down by about €1 billion euros, according to Rutte. The Netherlands insisted a few years ago on that discount. That reduction Rutte now wants to secure “because if you’re not careful, you’ll lose it.”

The budget for Development Aid will be cut by €1 billion.

The coalition will continue with the testing phase of the new Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). This means that the Netherlands will buy two test aircraft from Lockheed Martin.

The Public Broadcaster [also called “state broadcaster” and a stronghold of the multiculturalists] will, as Wilders says, lose a “few hundred million”.

VH adds that there will be a Yellow Card for Islamic schools:

Under the new government, Islamic schools should especially be careful. According to the presented coalition agreement, these schools often do not have their affairs in order. “Research has shown that Islamic education has weaknesses in terms of governing power, education, citizenship education (rule of law) and regularity of the use of financial resources. […] Research has further shown that schools with radically innovative educational concepts also have these problems. These schools thus will be faced with more rapid closure.”

Freedom of education is not in question, the politicians promise. “The fact remains that (very) weak schools must quickly, within one year, have the educational process in order. If not, then they will proceed to closure.” The authors of the agreement also want people who are working in the industry and business to teach in schools.

And from De Telegraaf:

Wilders: Frau Merkel, Sie haben kein Recht

PVV leader Geert Wilders finds that German Chancellor Angela Merkel should refrain from commenting on political cooperation between the VVD, PVV and CDA in the Netherlands. Merkel said this week that she regrets the cooperation. “Frau Merkel, Sie haben kein Recht,” Wilders said Thursday in German.

CDA leader Maxime Verhagen is convinced that the Netherlands and Germany “can get along as neighbors in a fruitful manner” once the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has read the coalition agreement. Verhagen, at present also the outgoing Foreign Minister also, said he agrees that Merkel has nothing to do with the formation of coalition governments in other countries, and underlined the good relations he has with Merkel personally and with her party, the Christian Democratic CDU/CSU.

Also from De Telegraaf:

Greenpeace activists have climbed the Ridderzaal [“Knights Hall” next to the parliament buildings in the Binnenhof] and attached a banner. The text on the banner reads “Cabinet Rutte: #viezerkanniet [“dirtier is not possible”]. The text “#viezerkanniet” can be looked up on the social network Twitter to discuss the plans of the new government, especially regarding the environment. The police have made it known that the protesters will have half an hour to make their point. After that the police are expected to act.

And, once again, from De Telegraaf:

First day of Wilders Trial live on Dutch TV

The NOS [state broadcaster] will broadcast the first day of the trial against Geert Wilders this Monday live. The PVV leader must appear in court in Amsterdam on suspicion of insulting Muslims and ethnic minorities and incitement to discrimination and hatred. The beginning of the session can be seen on Netherlands channel 1, the digital news channel Journaal24, and via the web, the broadcaster announced Thursday.

The live broadcast will start at 08.55 hours with the NOS News. The session itself will start at nine. If there is a reason for it, it will then be switched to the Hague for the latest political news, given the current developments surrounding the newly-formed Cabinet. The remaining session days on October 6, 8, 12, 15 and 19 can be followed on the theme channel. The ruling is scheduled for Nov. 2.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/30/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/30/2010Turkey’s vice-premier says that after Turkey gains entry to the EU, it will eventually control it. He voiced this opinion at World Leadership Forum in New York during a plenary session of the UN.

In other news, a man in Saudi Arabia told police that his daughter was abducted by a djinn and has disappeared. This is not the first time that a djinn has possessed the poor girl: in a previous incident the spirit carried her off to Riyadh. The police have mounted an intensive search for the girl.

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The Counterfeit Detector

Martin BosmaLong-time readers will recall Martin Bosma, whom I met on a visit to Diana West’s house a couple of years ago. Mr. Bosma is a Dutch MP for the Party for Freedom (De Partij voor de Vrijheid, the PVV) and an associate of Geert Wilders.

As it happens, Martin Bosma has just published a book, whose release happily coincides with the formation of a new center-right government strongly influenced by his own party. Mr. Bosma’s book is about the history of the PVV, his role in the party, and the recent upheavals in the Dutch political scene.

Our Flemish correspondent VH has compiled a report about the launch of Martin Bosma’s book. He begins with an introduction compiled from various newspaper articles:

Martin Bosma — member of parliament for the PVV, its fraction secretary, quadruple campaign leader, and the man of the hour of the Group Wilders — has published a book on the multicultural Netherlands and the beginning of the PVV.

 Book Cover: “De schijn-élite van de valse munters” (The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters), a very well-executed pastiche of typical leftist activist designIn his book “De schijn-élite van de valse munters” (The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters) — with as subtitle “Drees[1], the extreme right, the Sixties, useful idiots, Group Wilders and me” — the PVV MP Martin Bosma unfolds his range of ideas, but also shines a personal light on the years of his political career, the years in which Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh were murdered and Geert Wilders developed into the most outspoken politician in the Netherlands.

In recent decades, society has changed dramatically, with its main development being the multicultural society. The population, however, was always opposed to the influx. Why then did it still happen anyway? If there are so many forces gathering to put every effort possible into constantly stepping up the mass immigration, there apparently must be compelling reasons to sacrifice the stability of the Netherlands for this.

In his book, Martin Bosma lays the blame on the spirit of May 1968 and the elites who then received a blow from which they never recovered. The leftist elites are just as blind to Islam as they were in those days to Communism. [source Villa Media]

PVV feared Fitna might become fatal to the party

PVV leader Geert Wilders took into account the possibility that the release of the anti-Islam film Fitna (2008) might be fatal to his growing party. So says Martin Bosma, Wilders’ second-in-command and a PVV MP, in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Due to the heavy pressure under which he and Geert Wilders had to function, the “survival of the whole operation” — to build up the PVV — was at stake, according to him. “While Geert on his nights off was putting together a movie, the head of the UN interfered with it. Given the many incidents, it could have turned out quite differently,” Bosma says. The PVV, for example, feared a lawsuit, a ban on the party, and a major claim.


Political scientist and former journalist Martin Bosma is regarded as the thinker of the PVV group. He writes [many of] Wilders’ speeches and was the campaign leader for the elections. This week he published the book The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters, a title Bosma borrowed from the social democrat [and considered a conservative intellectual] Jacques Kadt (1897-1988). Bosma writes that Wilders, during a discussion about whether or not they should release Fitna, finally said: “This is exactly why we are here. Even if we in the end are left with one seat [in parliament], this simply is our job.”

Bosma argues that the “leftist elite” since the blow of the “Marxist carousel” in ‘68 has become blind to the dangers of Islam. He draws a comparison with Communism and Nazism. “The only people who have been acquitted by history are those who ruthlessly have spoken out against this.” He writes that you never know if a moderate Muslim shows his true nature. “In Islam there is the phenomenon of taqiyya. Both to Shiites and Sunnis is given the task — not just the option, but really the mission — to conceal their true intentions.” [source NRC]

Martin Bosma: Hitler was a socialist

Martin Bosma also wants to prove that Hitler was a socialist, as he said in an interview with the [left-wing] newspaper De Volkskrant. According to Bosma, the extreme right does not exist. “What they call extreme right is simply a form of socialism.” He does not want to say that National Socialism is equal to the Labour Party. “I just wanted to prove that National Socialism is a form of socialism, and thus a left-wing stream.” In his book The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters Bosma shows how the political streams “left” and “right” have “changed places”. [source De Volkskrant]


Jansen-Aziz


Photo caption: Hans Jansen shakes hands with Mickel Aziz, the tram ticket inspector who was forbidden by the public transport company in Amsterdam to wear his necklace with a cross. He was officially presented a copy of Martin Bosma’s book “The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters”.

Below is the speech by the Arabist Hans Jansen at the book-launch on Wednesday September 29, 2010, as published on the Dutch Blog HoeiBoei and translated by VH:

Speech by Hans Jansen at the book-launch The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters of Martin Bosma

September 29, 2010, old assembly room of the Dutch Parliament, Binnenhof, The Hague

For my information I am largely dependent on the state broadcaster, so maybe I’m completely wrong, but if I understood it correctly, yesterday, Tuesday, October 28, 2010, it was D-Day for the Netherlands. A great deal of struggle will follow on from D-Day, possibly even the rivers of blood Enoch Powell predicted, but the turning point in this struggle is on this beautiful moment one day behind us.

But today we want to keep our thoughts far from the difficulties that lie ahead, because it is feast due to the release of the magnificent book by Martin Bosma.

In my student days we had never heard of Job Cohen [former mayor of Amsterdam, party leader of the PvdA (Labour Party, Socialists)]. Yet back then we sang a wonderful song, of which the opening lines were “On Socialists, close the rows, the red flag we follow, it’s somewhat worn by the years, it now has the color of weak tea [slappe thee].”

Weak tea indeed. The Netherlands since the sixties has been saddled with a tea-colored, orange-red elite that brings harm to the people of this country. Our first task is hold a mirror up to this elite.

This elite and its auxiliaries [hulptroepen] are not happy about that. Anyone who, like Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn, demonstrates that he does not swallow their fables and fabrications as sweet cake runs great risks.

It is — as we all actually already realize — about an elite who deeply hates it when someone holds up a mirror to them, an elite which in private circles is up to a lot more than just some tea-drinking. It is about an elite that is also resentful, because nothing hurts the rulers as much as the loss of a portion of their power.

It should therefore be welcomed that Martin Bosma in a bright, sharp and legible way managed to put into words exactly what it is about, between that elite and the Netherlands. In order to remain in power, the false elite makes use of ideological counterfeiting, and that can go on well enough for a long while, but counterfeiting does not work once the counterfeit notes are held against the light.

In his superb book, for page after page Martin focuses the spotlight on the humbug that is sprinkled over us on a daily basis, and that humbug can not withstand this.

The approximately one and a half million people who voted for the PVV will want to buy Martin’s book, to have at hand at weddings and parties the well-documented reasonable arguments one needs to defend his political affiliations. But even if only half of all PVV voters buy the book, in a few months Martin will be a modestly well-off man.

And that he well deserves, and alas, most of it will go to the taxman anyway, you should think, and can then be used for grants for artistic dance or windmills in the North Sea or to one of those other projects of the Green Khmer, or maybe also for a visit by Sheikh al-Qaradawi to the Sultanate of Amsterdam-West.[2]

I consider be brave of Mai Spijkers from the publisher Bert Bakker / Prometheus, that he published the book by Martin Bosma. That Mai Spijkers is a weird man, but this now has made him appear sympathetic to me. I but hope that his publishing house made use of the beneficial discount offered for steel shutters which was recently advertised on the website of the PVV.

When lived in Egypt, I used to regularly visit Islamic preachers, to ask these gentlemen stupid questions. One of those devout men one day said to me: “Oh, you know, Mr. Jansen, I regularly have Western journalists visiting here. Often I ask them if they also find that the Qur’an and the Bible actually are exactly the same. If they answer with “yes”, then I’m sure they have not read a letter of either book.”

That Islamic preacher understood it better than the professional Islam-watchers Islam of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or of those of the established Dutch political parties.

However, perhaps the established political parties find Islam not important enough even to be watched. For religion — as the elite of the left-church believes with enviable cheerfulness — constitutes but gibberish. Well, I have a bad message: Religion is not gibberish. There is not a single act someone somewhere has not committed, or refrained from committing, because they believed their religion required it of them. On just about anything you can come up with, there will be a religion somewhere that prohibits or imposes it.

The Netherlands has become part of a multicultural superstate called the ‘European Union’. The ideology of multiculturalism teaches not only that persons are equal and equivalent, but also collectives: all forms of societies and religions must be of equal value, as this ideology claims. At the universities, uncounted hours are spent convincing students that societies which can not even purify their own sewage are equal to ours.

But before the Netherlands became part of the European multicultural utopian state, this country actually knew at least three mottos. The proud Je maintiendrai, ‘I will persist’ [or ‘I will stand firm’], and the optimistic Luctor et Emergo, ‘To struggle and emerge’, and the somewhat sentimental den vaderland getrouwe [‘loyalty to the fatherland’, a line in the Dutch anthem — translator]. It’s not such a good idea to replace these three mottos with the multicultural blindfold on which is written in headline type; wir haben es nicht gewusst [German for “we were not aware (of it)”].

After all, to find out what a religion prescribes on the treatment of women, children, homosexuals and religious minorities; or to find out what a religion prescribes about power, human rights, legislation, war, violence and assassination, is not at all that difficult. An appeal to ignorance is not valid here. Such an appeal to ignorance is not only ridiculous, it also is immoral.

When you allow me, I will make an allusion here to the Hebrew motto of Martin’s great book: You can only continue to refer to “darkness” as “light” when you tie your blinders firmly across your nose. Let the book of Martin Bosma serve us, yes, serve the Netherlands to ever further untie that ridiculous orange-red multicultural blindfold.

— Hans Jansen



Notes:

[1]   “Drees”: Willem Drees was the post war prime minister (1948-58) and sober Social Democrat, who quit his membership of the PvdA [Labour Party] in 1971 due to his distaste for the taking over of the party by the post -’68 New Left, which he considered “too radical, unrealistic and spendthrift”. Already in 1974 he warned strongly about the effects of the then still relatively limited mass immigration: “If one considered foreign workers to be essential, one should have restricted this to short term contracts with unmarried workers, or workers who were prepared to stay here for a short time without their families.” In 1982 Drees repeated his warnings: “The Netherlands in many respects started to do things that had a humanitarian character, but became too much of a burden for the Dutch people. With its overpopulation and all that high unemployment, the Netherlands could not afford these things.”
[2]   See also: “A Proposal for a Muslim Township” [GoV] and “More on Amsterdam’s Islamized Township” [GoV].

“You Will Get Your Additional Dead and Wounded”

Cem Gülay is a Turkish-German author who sometimes appears in TV discussions. In the clip below he is referring to Thilo Sarrazin’s book, among other things.

Many thanks to maggieTh for the transcript, to the Counterjihad Collective for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:



Is this fellow threatening the German people with ethnic violence if they continue to support German nationalists? Or is he just mouthing off?

You decide.

Here’s the transcript of the subtitles:

Eh, if you guys, if the people want to fight this fight in this way, then they will lose.

Because right-wing populism has never led to anything, we’ve known that for the past centuries.

This will cause even more aversion, more hatred, also hatred against the Germans.

And if the migrants are in the majority in the next 10-20 years, if they remain at this level, this level of education, then you will get your additional dead and wounded.

No Shoes for the Sweden Democrats!

The owners of Brandos, a chain of Swedish shoe stores, are doing their part to combat racism and intolerance in Sweden. The two gentlemen have publicly informed anyone who voted for Sverigedemokraterna (the Sweden Democrats) that they are not welcome in Brandos stores.

Cavatus has more:

…they say that SD-voters (340,000 persons) are not welcome as customers in their shops. What they neglected is that they have shops in several European countries where far more right-wing parties have got far more votes than the Sweden Democrats; countries where the immigration policy is far more restricted that the immigration policy in Sweden. These countries have in fact an immigration policy which is the one that the SD strive for.

Here’s the video from Brandos:



There is a movement to boycott Brandos over this issue. See the post at Cavatus’ blog.

Hat tip: Tony.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/29/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/29/2010A major union for healthcare professionals in Sweden has said that it will not admit active members of the Sweden Democrats. The union says that the principles of the party — which opposes mass immigration and Islamization — are not compatible with the inclusive caring nature of its profession.

In other news, the Great War is finally over. Germany just paid off the last of the interest on bonds it issued decades ago when it resumed paying reparations under the Treaty of Versailles. Ninety-two years after the end of the war, the payment of reparations is finally complete.

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Toxic Tolerance

In one of his essays a couple of years ago, El Inglés coined the phrase “deranged altruism” to describe the apparently suicidal policies practiced by virtually all Western nations. Our countries have deliberately imported millions of inassimilable foreigners, many (or most) of whom are either criminal, or indolent, or both. The new residents are showered with uncountable billions of euros, pounds, kroner, francs, and dollars — an investment which can never possibly pay for itself, no matter how many generations we wait.

A close cultural cousin to deranged altruism is an impulse that might be labeled “toxic tolerance”. This is the imperative never to offend anyone, no matter how evil, duplicitous, or exploitative they might be. We are brought up to be nice at all costs, so that the impulse to be accommodating and generous to those who do not deserve it — even when it is patently dangerous to do so — is acted upon with almost no conscious deliberation. Muslims, with their long tradition of scripturally-prescribed dishonesty, are especially adept at manipulating and exploiting our toxic tolerance.

A selection of articles collected for tonight’s news feed reminded me of the two faces of toxic tolerance. The first group illustrates the decayed self-confidence and lack of guts displayed by Westerners when faced with the demands of the culture enrichers.

From The Sydney Morning Herald:

Danish MP Meets Muslims Over Cartoons

Denmark’s foreign minister on Wednesday met ambassadors of 17 Muslim countries ahead of the publication of a book on controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the ministry said.

The meeting came five years after they were first published in a Danish daily.

Lene Espersen’s meeting with the ambassadors took place in a bid to defuse tensions with Muslim countries, a day before the fifth anniversary of the Jylland[s]-Posten newspaper’s publication of the cartoons that sparked outrage across the Muslim world.

[…]

The meeting was aimed at preventing new protests against Denmark and Danish interests over the publication on Thursday of the book written by Flemming Rose, who was Jyllands-Posten’s cultural editor when it published the 12 cartoons on September 30, 2005.

There’s no discussion of imposing draconian punishments on immigrant malefactors who violate public order, even though this policy would act as a means of prevention. There’s no possibility of consigning the violent punks to a cold concrete cell for decades and forcing them to subsist on weevil-ridden biscuits — not to mention deporting them at the first sign of insolent disorder.

The only available choice requires being nice, which involves — you guessed it! — “dialogue”, the favorite remedy of the terminally nice:

The minister met ambassadors from 17 Muslim countries, including Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Iran, Klavs Holm, the Danish ambassador for public diplomacy, said.

“It was a good meeting, a good atmosphere,” he said.

[…]

“The Danish government respects all creeds and religious communities, including Isla[m]… and all peoples’ religious sensibilities,” [Lene Espersen] added.

Or take the following example from England. The Harrow Times reports:

Harrow Council Urges Schools to Consider Non-Halal Meat Option

HARROW Council has urged all headteachers in the borough to consider a non-Halal meat option in schools.

Angry parents and religious leaders have accused schools of ignoring the rights of non-Muslim parents and their children by making Halal the only meat option in secondary schools.

Notice that the Harrow Council can only “urge” — that is, it is reduced to begging for the same consideration to be shown to “persons of English background” that is routinely lavished upon Muslim residents without a second thought.

The council, as the education authority, has soaked up much of the criticism despite saying it has no power over what schools serve at lunch. [emphasis added]

The council — the elected body which theoretically governs local affairs in Harrow — has no power over what food is served in schools.

Yet local Muslims somehow have the power to demand — and receive — what they insist is their right.

Funny about that.

The best the English natives can hope for is “serious consideration”:

“That means giving serious consideration to offering an alternative menu with non-Halal meat, which offers choice to all faith and interest groups.

“This will help schools focus on ensuring that all children across Harrow have access to healthy and nutritious school meals.”

Health and nutrition are the only metrics allowed. No culture, no tradition, no rights for the indigenes. Just utilitarian calculations about bodily well-being.

The Sikhs are spearheading the resistance:

Sikh representative Paramjit Singh Kohli announced the launch of a petition over the policy last week, and said he will try to collect as many as 2m signatures from across the UK.

Schools also provide vegetarian and fish options but those who oppose the scheme say this is not enough.

Mr Kohli told the Harrow Times in September: “Fish and vegetarian dishes are not the alternative, the alternative is non-halal meat. Those dishes are for the people who are vegetarian and vegan.”

Harrow Central Mosque did not back the decision, saying it was grateful for the Halal option but other faith groups should be considered as well.

Ghulam Rabbani said he was concerned people might think the council was doing favours for the Muslim community.

D’you think? Is it really possible that the council has been doing favors for the Muslims?

Nah — there must be some other explanation.

Leaving the niceness of England, we travel on to uniquely nice Sweden, which has refined tolerance to a baroque level unsurpassed by any other Western country. Nobody can be nicer than the Swedes.

According to The Local:

A Swedish man charged with public urination has been acquitted by a Stockholm court, opening the door for thousands of others to avoid fines for heeding the call of nature in public.

[…]

In throwing out the charges against the 45-year-old, the Nacka District Court cited a previous appeals court ruling in which a man was acquitted because he didn’t intend to offend anyone when he unzipped his trousers. [emphasis added]

This story provides some insight into how our societies have become so degraded. Not offending people has become the sum and substance of the law. Offending others — or, in this case, intending to offend others — defines what is right and wrong. No other measurement is allowed. Any absolute definitions of right and wrong are discriminatory, and hence not nice. Only the giving or taking of offense may be considered.

Since everything an infidel says or does offends Muslims, we are wrong, wrong, wrong for doing it. Therefore we must be nice, nice, nice until they are no longer offended.

And what about the other face of tolerance? How nice are Muslims?

According to the Straits Times, not all that nice, and getting less nice all the time.

Rising Intolerance Among Muslims

JAKARTA — INDONESIA’S Muslim majority has become less tolerant over the past decade and the government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is turning a blind eye to the problem, researchers said on Wednesday.

A new survey by the Centre for the Study of Islam and Society found ‘a worrying increase’ in religious intolerance among Muslims in 2010 compared to 2001.

Centre chief Jajat Burhanudin said certain ministers in Mr Yudhoyono’s cabinet actively encouraged intolerance, while the police too often failed to protect minority groups.

‘If this continues, the process of democracy in this country will be disrupted as people will justify their acts in the name of Islam,’ he said.

As a concrete example of Indonesian intolerance, we have the reaction of the Islamic Defender Front to a gay film festival in Jakarta. It seems that the opening event had to be cancelled, due to threats of violence. According to Asia News:

Muslim Fundamentalists Against Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Jakarta

Islamic Defender Front threatens to set fire to one of the venues of the festival. Opening day is cancelled.

Jakarta (AsiaNews) — A gay and lesbian film festival might be cancelled because of threats made by radical Islamic groups. The Q! Film Festival was scheduled to end on 30 September, but its director, John Badalu, called off the festival’s opening day (25 September). At least 100 members of the Islamic Defender Front (FPI) protested against the event, which is at its ninth edition, in front of Germany’s Goethe-Institut, one of the venues.

According to a FPI field coordinator, Habib Salim Alatas, “These places should be protected from any obscenity. I will let these places be burned down (by our members) because they promote obscenity”.

But the police are determined to enforce niceness:

Police is also on alert to ensure that protests by radical Muslims remain “polite”.

The Guardian has more details:

In the past, the Islamic Defenders Front has smashed bars, attacked transvestites and targeted other groups it considers blasphemous with bamboo clubs and stones. Indonesia, a secular country of 237 million people, has more Muslims than any other country in the world. Though most are moderate and oppose violence, a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years. [emphasis added]

“[M]ost are moderate and oppose violence”.

How do we know that’s true?

Who determined this to be a fact?

What metric was used? Where are the details of the statistical survey that demonstrated this “fact”?

The Guardian is not going to tell us. We are required to take it on faith.

The assertion that most Muslims are moderate and peaceful is part of the catechism memorized by the devotees of the socialist Left. It cannot be questioned. It doesn’t have to be proved, it just is.

But what if it isn’t? What if the vast majority of Muslims who really believe in their religion also support, at least tacitly, the idea of killing homosexuals and stoning adulteresses?

What will we do then?

Niceness isn’t going to cut it. We are going to have to give up our dangerous addiction to being nice.

As I have said before, we are in the process of tolerating ourselves to death.



Hat tips: DF, C. Cantoni, and heroyalwhyness.

Preparing for the Caliphate in Scandinavia

The radical Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir is holding a conference this coming Sunday in Denmark. It’s targeted at all Scandinavian Muslims, and the theme is “The Role of Muslims in the West”.

The promotional video below explains the nature of the conference, which aims to motivate Muslims who live in Western societies to become more politically engaged. You’ll notice that the organizers make no secret of their long-term intentions: their initial goal is to restore Khilafah, or the Caliphate, to majority Muslim countries, where rightful Islamic governance has been usurped by corrupt tyrants. After that Khilafah will be spread to the rest of the world — that is, the entire globe will convert to Islam and be coterminous with the Ummah.

Hizb ut-Tahrir exhorts Muslims not to assimilate, to forswear integration, and to resist the temptation to adopt decadent Western ways. Democracy is a corrupting influence which must be avoided and eventually eliminated.

As has often been pointed out in this space, Islam is not hiding its intentions or its methodology. It’s all laid out here where anyone can see it.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for YouTubing this video:

Carrot and Stick

Cultural Enrichment News


The imposition of sharia in the West is being accomplished through a variety of methods in a mixture of “carrot” and “stick” approaches. As the concentration of Muslims within any given area grows larger, the carrot tends to disappear and the stick becomes predominant.

In the early stages of Islamization, the carrots are subtle messages delivered by friendly, seemingly innocuous spokesmen like Imam Rauf. They appeal to Westerners’ sense of basic decency and tolerance, and gain concessions from people who have been trained above all else to be nice.

This is how halal food gets into the school system and municipal swimming pools decide to segregate the sexes.

The stick emerges when there are enough Muslims in the neighborhood to make trouble. Then the Islamic talking heads appear on television and tell us that although they personally abhor violence, when Muslims feel that Islam has been insulted, they tend to become angry. At that point some unspecified subset of them may react violently, and there really isn’t anything that more reasonable Muslims can do about it, unfortunately.

This is when free speech begins to be suppressed — newspapers and magazines self-censor, print editions of books are recalled and destroyed, and “Islamophobic” artists and writers are prosecuted under hate speech laws.

The final stage, which might appropriately be called the “Big Stick”, arrives when the Muslim population passes a local tipping point — generally a proportion of about 20% to 30%. At that point there are so many potentially violent and lawless “youths” available to assault, burn, loot, and rape, that law enforcement is unable to control them, and the rule of law disappears in Muslim-dominated enclaves.

This is how full sharia arrives in the West.

The “Big Stick” is already in operation in a number of Muslim ghettos in Western Europe. One of the most notorious such areas is the city of Malmö in southern Sweden, where certain neighborhoods — notably the Rosengård district — are off-limits to the forces of Swedish law and order.

The latest example of sharia in Malmö may be found in this news story from The Local, which describes how Malmö’s culture enrichers have threatened a judge into withdrawing from a criminal case. The enrichers no doubt feel themselves justified in their intimidation, since their actions — the pimping and rape of a 14-year-old retarded girl — do not constitute a crime under sharia law, and sharia is ascendant in Rosengård:

Threats Force Judge Out of Teen Pimping Trial

The presiding judge in the Malmö district court trial of ten men suspected of having sold a mentally handicapped 14-year-old girl for sex, has been forced to withdraw due to threats against her and her family.

Monica Nebelius, who was appointed to lead the proceedings when the trial of the ten men was due to start last week, was replaced by Björn Hansson when the trial eventually opened on Monday.

It was reported that Nebelius had been taken ill and would not be able to proceed with the assignment. But the judge has now confirmed that in fact it was threats directed against her which caused her to accede to police advice and withdraw.

“It was directed against both myself and my family. I can’t live at home at the moment,” Nebelius told the TT news agency.

Nebelius was unwilling to go into further detail over the threats, except to say that she is in receipt of continual updates from the police and hopes that she will be able to return to work at the district court as a soon as possible.

“I presume that I will be back at work as soon as possible. It is a just a question of getting going, there is no more to it than that,” she said.

Nebelius is not alone among those involved in the case who have been on the receiving end of threats. The prosecutor Ulrika Rogland has been assigned bodyguards.


The high-profile trial opened to tumultuous scenes, and the head of the district court, Eva Wendel Rosberg, had to impose tight security around the court and the surrounding area on Stortorget in central Malmö.

The replacement judge, Björn Hansson, has been assigned a police escort to and from the court.

Eva Wendel Rosberg confirmed the information regarding Monica Nebelius on Tuesday morning.

“I can now confirm that there was a threatening situation after the first day of deliberations for Monica Nebelius. I did not want to publicise this initially due primarily to security reasons, but also for the sake of the parties concerned,” she told the local Sydsvenskan daily.

The trial concerns allegations that the 14-year-old girl was sexually abused and raped by several different men after she ran away from a foster home in a nearby municipality last March before ending up in the Rosengård district of Malmö.

Although she is 14-years-old she is reported to have the mental age of a girl several years younger.

Five of the men have been charged with trafficking or assisting in human trafficking, and eight for rape. All of the suspects are men aged 16- to 67-years-old. Several of the men have admitted to having sex with the girl, but claim that they thought that she was much older.

The case is also significant because it represents the first time that prosecutors in Sweden have attempted to classify pimping crimes as human trafficking.

This is the way sharia arrives — sometimes with a bang, sometimes with a whimper, but always relentlessly, without giving the infidel a moment’s respite. Resisting it is dangerous, time-consuming, and expensive. Eventually, out of sheer exhaustion, the native population gives in to the demands of its Muslim guests.

This is how the Big Stick ushers in the reign of sharia in Sweden.



For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.

Hat tip: Fjordman.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/28/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/28/2010A major Islamic terrorist plot originating in Pakistan and aimed at various European cities has been disrupted by the joint efforts of the intelligence services of the USA, the UK, France, and Germany. The terrorists were planning a “Mumbai style” attack, but a number of the leaders of the group have been killed. It is not clear whether any alleged would-be perpetrators have been arrested.

In other news, Tonight Show host Jay Leno referred to Brian Cowen, the prime minister of Ireland, as a “drunken moron”. The epithet was prompted by a photo of the Taoiseach taken during an appearance on an early-morning Irish TV news program. It seems that Mr. Cowen had stayed up a bit late the night before, having — ahem — a good time. Although he may no longer have been drunk when the photo was taken, the camera did not catch him at his best. The incident is known in Ireland as “Garglegate”.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, Freedom Fighter, Gaia, ICLA, Insubria, JD, McR, TB, TV, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post (rather than with the news articles) so that they are more easily accessible.

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.

At Last: A New Government in the Netherlands

Dutch Ummah


The Netherlands has been without a government for the last three months, ever since the general election which added fifteen seats to the Party for Freedom’s parliamentary presence. The vote also catapulted Geert Wilders to the position of kingmaker among the various establishment parties that have up until now continuously and publicly reviled him.

Three months without a government is a long time, but other countries in the same situation have gone on even longer. Iraq, for example, is still without a government seven months after a parliamentary election. And it seems like forever since Belgium had anything more than a caretaker government — I can’t even remember the last real government in Brussels (not counting the EU, of course).

And this current VVD/CDU coalition may not pan out — we have, after all, had previous false alarms. But if the left wing of the CDU doesn’t bolt again, this one may actually happen. Here’s the news from Reuters:

Dutch Agree Coalition With Anti-Islam Party Support

AMSTERDAM, Sept 28 (Reuters) — Two Dutch parties agreed on Tuesday to form a coalition, with support from a far-right party [the PVV] whose leader [Geert Wilders] is on trial for inciting hatred against Muslims, and its main task will be to implement austerity measures.

Notice that the PVV — which in an American context would be slightly to the left of, say, John Kerry on everything but immigration and Islam — is labeled “far-right”. Anybody who opposes Islamization, no matter how socialist he might be on other issues, is always called a “right-wing extremist”. If he happens also to use a phrase like “Dutch identity”, “Flemish rights”, “Swedish values”, or “the ancient liberties of Englishmen”, he is automatically promoted to the rank of “neo-fascist” or “crypto-Nazi”.

The article continues:

The parliamentary leaders of the VVD Liberal Party and CDA Christian Democrats reached agreement to form a minority government, the first in the Netherlands since 1939, with support in parliament from the anti-Islam PVV Freedom Party.

“We have just put the finishing touches on the agreements that will give form to our political co-operation,” VVD leader Mark Rutte said on Dutch public broadcaster NOS.

“I’m so happy that we have come so far.”

The VVD won most votes in the June elections on an austerity platform that found wide acceptance among voters worried about an anaemic economy, a major pension problem and reverberations from the debt crisis in Greece.

Not mentioned is the fact that the VVD and the CDU would not fare so well if elections were held again today, according to the latest polls. The two “center-right” parties are well-advised to grab their chance while they can, because if another election has to be called, Geert Wilders will probably be dealt an even stronger hand.

But efforts to create a majority cabinet stumbled on differences over spending policy, and markets will be closely watching for hints on how fast the new government plans to press ahead with spending cuts.

Rutte said two agreements reached on Tuesday will be presented to party colleagues on Wednesday, one outlining the government pact and the other outlining the minority support.

The VVD and the CDA plan to govern with support in parliament from the PVV, which has called Islam a backwards religion and said the ‘islamisation’ of the Netherlands needs to be stopped.

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders said the coalition deal would prove “fantastic” for the Netherlands.

“There will be a historic policy, which will be very different on various matters,” he said.

If Mr. Wilders is enthusiastic about this new government, chances are that we’ll be in for some interesting times in the next few months.

Keep your eye on the Netherlands.



Hat tip: DF.

Devshirme: A Muslim Scourge on Christians

Below is the latest of an occasional series of essays by Anestos Canelides. The current piece concerns the barbaric Turkish institution of devshirme, which was practiced for centuries by the Ottomans against the conquered people of the Balkans.

Devshirme


Devshirme: A Muslim Scourge on Christians
by Anestos Canelides

We as a people, whether in Greece or the USA, should not forget our history, especially when it comes to Islam.

About year ago, in the name of political correctness Greek textbooks referred to the Ottoman occupation of the Greeks as the “Ottoman administration”. The reference was quickly retracted after a loud uproar from many Greeks, because the Ottoman interlude was much more than an administration, and the occupation brought upon the Christian Greeks centuries of cruel oppression.

One institution of such oppression practiced by the Turks was called Devshirme, or the practice of recruiting the best and brightest children, usually males, from Christian families, and forcing them to convert to Islam. These children were trained in the Sultan’s civil service, or they become part of an elite fighting force known as the Janissaries. From very inception of this institution the Christian population grievously resented the abduction of their children.

The great historian Leopold Von Ranke wrote that the first heroic song by Christos Melionis rang out throughout the mountains in Greece only after the traumatic practice of Devshirme was ended, and it was only long after it was over that it brought about revolt throughout the Balkans. 1

The Sultan inducted into his service children who had fallen into his hands either by purchase, or by outright abduction by recruiters from their families. Author Andre Gerolymatos writes about the barbaric practice of Devshirme in The Balkan Wars:

The cruel practice in what today can be called brain cleansing of the Christian population of the Ottoman Empire is perhaps the most inhuman Turkish legacy. The advantage gained by those chosen for conversion and a better life in Constantinople cannot militate against the odium of taking children away from their parents. 2

The Ottomans would send agents into villages to exact this tribute, thus depriving these villages of their strongest and most intelligent children, and making the Devshirme agents the most hated manifestation of Turkish rule. “The memory of these men continues to stigmatize the Turks in the Balkans.” 3

It is easy to understand the traumatic tone in surviving Greek literature from that period. For the parents this was a heartbreaking loss, and the complete transformation of their children, who were forced to turn away from their Christian faith, was devastating. The Tubingen manuscript written by Andre Argyros and John Tholoites in the 16th century vividly reveals the trauma that the parents went through.

You understand my lords and Christian gentlemen, what sorrow the Greeks bear, the fathers and mothers who are separated from their children at the prime of life. Think ye of the heart-rending sorrow! How many mothers scratch their out their cheeks! How many father beat their breasts with stones! What grief these Christians experience on account of their children who are separated from them while alive and how many mothers say, “It would be better to see them dead and buried in our church, rather than to take them alive in order to become Turks and abjure our faith. Better that you had died. 4

The sad fact is that while many Janissaries were Greek, their conversion and adherence to Islam forever severed them from any Hellenic consciousness or connection with Greek society. 5 The Christian population throughout the Balkans, resented the recruitment of the children and it was often carried out by force. Those who would not submit and surrender the most healthiest, the most handsome, and the most intelligent children faced stiff penalties. Parents who refused were immediately put to death by hanging.

Since there was no way to escape this recruitment, some Christians fled their villages to certain cities which enjoyed exemption from this tax. They also fled to Venetian-held territories to seek a safe haven, and this resulted in the depopulation of the countryside. Families often sent their children to hide in the mountains or in the homes of Turkish officials friendly to Greeks. Some children ran away on their own initiative, but when they found out their parents had been arrested and were being tortured, they quickly returned and surrendered themselves to the authorities.

In some cases Greek parents would exchange their children for Turkish children. Since only Christian children could be recruited, this gave Turkish families the hope that their child would attain a successful career as either a Janissary or in civil service. 6 A few Christian families also saw this as an opportunity for their children, but vast majority resisted the theft of their offspring.

Why Devshirme?

Greeks and other people of the Balkans usually resisted the conquest of their lands, and therefore faced the fate of the conquered, which was determined according to the principles of the Qur’an. This meant they were either killed, compelled to convert to Islam or required to pay the so-called protection tax. If they paid the protection tax (also called the jizya), they could keep their faith but were relegated to the status of a second-class citizens. If the population willfully surrendered they were granted selected privileges. 7 “The fact that the Ottomans, in the case of voluntary surrender, conceded certain privileges, one of which was exemption from this heavy burden, indicates that its measure was understood as a penalization for the resistance of the population and the devshirme was an expression of the perpetuation of the state of war between the conqueror and the conquered.” 8

Selim IThe recruitment of children took place every three to four years and at times even annually, according to the needs of the Sultan. The largest loss of children coincided with the peak of Ottoman expansion in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries under the rule of Selim I and Suleyman the Magnificent.

This brutal abduction of Christian children continued into the seventeenth century, but it lost its importance. Occasional recruitment took place until the rebellion of 1705, and perhaps even later, but it had a lasting effect on the Christian population for many years beyond its time. “Finally, though a final consideration of the total losses is impossible, there is no doubt that this heavy burden was one of the hardest tribulations of the Christian population.” 9 In time Muslim Turks were recruited in place of Christian children. Even after this institution ended, the anger continued to seethe, and eventually led to the revolution which gave Greece its independence in 1821.

While most modern Turks would be appalled at this inhuman treatment of Christians today, it must not be forgotten or covered up out of political correctness. With the threat of the Islamization of Europe and the Americas, it is a lesson that must not be overlooked.

Can history repeat itself? Yes, it can. And, unless Islam reforms, it will.



Anestos Canelides has a master’s degree in history from Eastern Washington University, and lives in Arizona.

Notes:

1   Papaloulia, Vasiliki. The Legacy of Jihad —The Impact of Devshirme on Greek Society. Prometheus Books.
2   Gerolymatos, Andre. The Balkan Wars. Basic books, New York, p 63
3   Ibid., p 63
4   Papaloulia, Vasiliki. The Legacy of Jihad —The Impact of Devshirme on Greek Society. Prometheus Books
5   Gerolymatos, Andre. The Balkan Wars. Basic books, New York, p 63
6   Papaloulia, Vasiliki. The Legacy of Jihad —The Impact of Devshirme on Greek Society. Prometheus Books
7   Ibid., p 560-561
8   Ibid., p 560-561
9   Ibid., p 560-561

Previous posts by Anestos Canelides:

2010   May   29   The Last Empire
    Jun   18   The Muslim Devastation of India
    Aug   20   Are They Lying to Us?

“You Probably Did Something Wrong to Deserve It”

The video below is a report from French television about Tower Hamlets, the EDL, and the Islamization of England. It’s a bit frustrating to watch, because the original English audio has been mostly damped down and overridden by the French voice-over. However, it has English subtitles, and is still well worth watching.

Pay special attention to the imam who will decide the young mother’s petition for a divorce:

Hat tip: DF. More videos at F. Desouche.

Geert Wilders and the Koran on Trial

Sergei Bourachaga returns with a follow-up to his earlier article about the Koran’s hate speech, extending his argument to take in the legal case against Geert Wilders.

Rotterdam Mosque, Geert Wilders


Geert Wilders and the Koran on Trial
by Sergei Bourachaga

In early October 2010, the Dutch Ministry of Justice will move ahead with the prosecution of Geert Wilders, a democratically elected member of Parliament who leads the most popular opposition party in the Netherlands. By now it is very clear to all those who followed the chronological development of this “kangaroo-type” prosecution that the Dutch government is not motivated by a quest for justice, but by an overzealous drive to silence what is politically incorrect to express in public, even if it is rooted in scientifically observed, measured, and validated facts. In other words, prosecutors have been instructed to sever the head of a very vocal person and display it in a highly visible place, as a reminder of the price every person in the kingdom has to pay for refusing to tolerate Islamic intolerance of Western values.

What are the key accusations at stake?

  • Geert Wilders’ movie Fitna about Islamic violence, coupled with his “inflammatory speeches” are deemed as acts inciting Islamophobia.
  • Proposing to contain Islamic radicalism in the Netherlands by putting an end to non-Western immigration.

Let us dissect piece by piece the previous statements, starting with the movie Fitna (an Arabic word for strife). The film documents acts of Islamic terrorism that bloodied the streets of New York (9/11), London, Madrid, etc… The movie also shows Muslim demonstrators in a variety of different countries holding up placards saying “God bless Hitler”. It depicts as well the beheading of a white Caucasian man by a bunch of Muslim terrorists dressed in black reciting verses from the Koran. Near the film’s end the following message appears: “The government insists that you respect Islam, but Islam has no respect for you. Islam wants to rule, submit, and seeks to destroy our Western civilization…”.

Muslim groups immediately sought judicial orders to prevent the release of the movie on the ground that “the film violates the European Union’s hate speech laws”. Muslim intimidation managed to coerce several interested parties into refraining from releasing Fitna, but eventually decision-makers for several internet service providers released the movie, arguing that freedom of speech should not be silenced through brute force and intimidation.

To what degree are the claims made in the movie by Mr. Geert Wilders accurate, and how should the West deal with the hatred promoted by the Koran and the intimidations imposed on our media by Muslim militant groups and Islamic organizations functioning as charitable NGOs, benevolent cultural/religious associations?

Most of the arguments raised by Mr. Geert Wilders are based on criminal behaviours adopted by Muslim radicals who frequently quote verses from the Koran, to distinguish themselves from common criminals who do not have the luxury of hiding their heinous acts behind the justification that they were simply following the commands of Allah. The issue of accuracy related to the hatred promoted by the Koran against Jews and Christians (people of the book or Ahloul kitab in Arabic), has been extensively covered in this very forum under the title of The Koran: A “Holy Book” or Hate Literature? For the purposes of this article I will reproduce certain paragraphs to support with facts the claim that, if Fitna promotes Islamophobia (a concept that does not make sense from the medical viewpoint of psychiatry), the Koran promotes indiscriminate violence against Jews, Christians, and every infidel who refuses to adopt as a spiritual guide the book of the “Perfect Religion” — Islam.

Due to the fact that I live in Canada, and most of my research is focused on Islamic radicalism on the Canadian political landscape, I will often be using Canadian examples and evidence, but readers should keep in mind that the observations and conclusions apply to the entire North American continent and beyond (Europe).

The Dutch government classified the core message of the movie Fitna as a tool to promote Islamophobia and hatred publicly. Every Friday, in mosques (public gathering places for Muslims) all over the world Muslims listen to religious leaders using their main tool, the Koran, to casually promote hatred against the infidels of the West. The Koran incites hatred by demonizing and dehumanizing Christians and Jews. Because of time and space restraints, I will use only a few verses from hundreds disseminated by the Prophet Mohamed through the pages of “The Noble Book”, representing the clear instructions of Allah to all those seeking an eternal life in his heavenly kingdom.

“Know that we send down to the unbelievers (Jews and Christians) Devils who incite them to evil. Therefore have patience: their days are numbered.” Koran 19:87 (a verse that demonizes victims of Islamic violence by insisting that the devil spreads chaos in this world through Jews and Christians).


Mischief


This following verse is often chanted during the beheading rituals we often see on radical Islamic websites. For the pious Muslim beheading his defenceless hostage, it is an act of heroic proportion, because he is slaughtering the Devil incarnate in the human form of an Infidel.

“Satan has gained possession of The People of The Book (Jews and Christians) and caused them to forget Allah’s warnings. They are the confederates of Satan; Satan’s confederates shall assuredly be lost in hell. The Believers are the confederates of Allah (Hizbollah); and Allah’s confederates shall surely triumph”. Koran 58:19 (a verse demonizing victims by insisting that they are all possessed by Satan, and Muslims should struggle to see in this world the ultimate triumph of Hizbollah-Muslims who are the confederates of Allah).

“We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers (Jews and Christians). They serve other Gods for whom no sanction has been revealed. Hell shall be their home; dismal indeed is the dwelling place of the evil-doers”. Koran 3:149 (Allah of Islam insisting that terror is the best tool to prevent Jews and Christians from worshipping deities that undermine the just commands of Allah).

Another verse often used by Islamic radicals to encourage their followers to indiscriminately kill innocent children, women, and seniors attending a wedding or using the public transit system. After all Jews and Christians worship Gods that have not been sanctioned by the Allah of Islam, and they are all classified as evil-doers who shall perish in an earthly hell of Muslim design, make, and timing.

“Do you fear the unbelievers (Jews and Christians)? Surely Allah is more worthy of your fear. If you are true believers make war on them; Allah will chastise them through you and humble them. He will grant you victory over them and heal the spirit of the faithful”. Koran 9:14

Jews do not worship Allah. They worship Adonai and Elohim… Christians are no better. Their Allah is known as Christ. According to the Koran, both “garden type variety” of infidels/kuffar worship gods not sanctioned by the Prophet. Suicide bombers use this verse to justify the detonation of their explosive charges on buses and in a variety of public places frequented by Jews and Christians. By becoming a “Shahid” (Arabic for martyr) and securing a place in Allah’s heavenly kingdom, the suicide bomber is hurling his victims (hardened unbelievers) into the fierce tormenting flames of hell-the inferno created by the explosion in a confined space.

“Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews…” Koran 5:82

“Believers, do not make friends with any men other than your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal”. Koran 3:117 (Muslims of this world be careful when dealing with the infidels of this world they are full of hatred against any Muslim, don’t live in their midst and seek only the companionship of your own brothers in Islam).

Dutch authorities and their counterparts in North America, instead of focusing their attention on Geert Wilders and the supporters of freedom of speech, should direct law enforcement agencies under their command to prosecute so called Islamic religious leaders who use the Koran to promote hatred against the West and the values it cherishes. But the key obstacle, preventing law enforcement agencies from terminating the activities of radical Muslim preachers, disseminating casually the venoms of hatred in their mosques, is not the lack of incriminating statements made to indoctrinate young minds, which is very crucial to secure convictions in a court of law. The critical problem centres on the reality that law enforcement agencies cannot use hate laws in North America or Europe to prosecute, jail, or deport radical Muslim preachers without the consent of the Attorney General, The Crown, Department of Justice, etc. The previously named institutions are headed by politicians who often dismiss Islamic fanaticism and hatred as the act of misguided naïve individuals who are experiencing difficulties adapting to the Western way of life.

Politicians who for the sake of political correctness refuse to believe in the math placed forward by an Environics poll published on Feb.13/07 and reported by the Canadian media following the arrest, on terrorism related charges, of 18 Muslim radicals in the GTA (Toronto):

Fully 12% of Muslim Canadians polled by Environics said the alleged terrorist plot (known as The Toronto 18) that included kidnapping and beheading the prime minister and blowing up Parliament and the CBC was justified.

In other words, 84,000 Canadian Muslims think it’s justifiable to behead our democratically elected prime minister. They also support the destruction of our parliament, and — last but not least — their support is extended to silencing through violence the CBC, a Canadian media icon not selected randomly but calculated to instil fear in the hearts and minds of every journalist who dares to make politically incorrect statements against Islam.

We also know from published reports in the media that calls to martyrdom and jihad have been made from Canadian mosques, including one in B.C. and the one in Ontario where the 18 alleged “wannabe beheaders” attended and systematically listened to sermons urging pious Muslims to cast into the fierce fire of hell Jews and Christians who for centuries have ridiculed the revelations of the prophet Muhammad.

Only a politician willing to bury his head in the sand will consider 84,000 potential radicals as “a few” misguided individuals. Any person with a sound mind will acknowledge that 12% of any Muslim community in any major capital of the world represents a serious threat to Western Democracies, especially when they have openly displayed a strong disposition to ruin the Western way of life by cherishing the religious duty clearly stated in the Koran:

“Leave to me those that deny this revelation. We will lead them step by step to their ruin, in ways beyond their knowledge”. Koran 68:41

Canada’s dilemmas with Islamic violence did not end with the prosecution of the “Toronto 18”. Eventually more Islamic radicals were arrested during the last three years. As recently as four weeks ago, three Muslim Jihadists living in Ottawa were arrested on terrorism related charges. Muslim associations, organizations, congresses, etc. were quick to blame the Canadian media for associating terrorism with Islam and promoting “Islamophobia”. An expert named Clifford D. May, President of the Foundation For Defense of Democracies (an institute that focuses on terrorism and Islam), published an article in The National Post (Friday August 27, 2010) with the following introduction:

Since 9/11, 16,000 terrorist attacks have been carried out in the name of Islam. Yet many Muslim groups play the victim card-Islamophobia

At this point let us turn our attention to the word phobia. The Greek root of the word is phobos, meaning “fear”, in most cases an intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, animals, or people engaged in reprehensible activities such as violence in the name of Allah. In psychology and psychiatry, human beings are generally classified as “pleasure-seeking pain-avoiding animals”. It is very normal for any form of fear, especially one concerned with an event that claimed 3,000 lives in one single day (9/11), to create in a human being an intense need to avoid anything associated with a senseless act of violence rooted in a book venerated by Islam. Thus, Geert Wilders and any person who fears radical Islam should not be held criminally liable for a fear triggered by acts of terror wilfully committed by pious Jihadists whose only crime is to terrorize the hearts of infidels as instructed by Allah:

“We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers (Jews and Christians). They serve other Gods for whom no sanction has been revealed. Hell shall be their home; dismal indeed is the dwelling place of the evil-doers”. Koran 3:149

Historically, from the point of view of criminal law, incitement to hatred/fear was an anticipatory common law offence and was considered the act of persuading, encouraging, instigating, pressuring, individuals or groups to commit a crime designed to further the agenda of the inciter. Thus, the Dutch prosecutors should place Islam and the Koran on trial for inciting hatred and encouraging Muslims to commit acts of violence designed to impose Allah’s will on the infidels of this world. Geert Wilders’ fear is a natural reaction to the horrors this world has witnessed since 9/11. You cannot be held guilty for fearing lunatics who are ready to maim and kill in the name of God.

The article by Mr. May in The National Post carried also the same warning I have been repeating relentlessly to the law enforcement agencies of Canada: “If you want to stay “LUCKY” [with your arrests before an act of Islamic terror materializes], focus on radical Muslims in our midst.” Two weeks later Maclean’s magazine published an article about the radicals in our midst entitled “Spreading The Holy Word — And Fuelling Islamic Extremism”, written by Adnan R. Khan (September 13, 2010). With solid evidence Mr. Khan connected the worldwide activities of the Islamic fundamentalist movement “Tablighi Jamaat”, to the radicalization of the three Canadians arrested in Ottawa at the end of last month on terrorism-related charges. He also pointed out that “Virtually every mosque in Toronto has at one time or another hosted members of the group, often travelling from Pakistan to preach and convert Canadian Muslims to the True Islam”. Of course “True Islam” means blind adherence to the will of Allah, clearly expressed in the Koran via the seal of the prophet Mohammad, whom every Muslim should emulate to impose by force his dictates on every infidel who has rejected the perfect Deen/Religion — Islam.

The Islamic Tablighi movement with its origins in India has been classified by every Western Intelligence Agency as a “conveyor belt to terrorism”. While travelling from country to country, Tablighis recruit naïve young Muslims and rechannel the fresh recruits to training camps managed by Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Of course mainstream Muslims in Canada do not agree with the classification mentioned above, and many of them wrote letters to the editor of Maclean’s insisting that the West should correct the misconceptions it promotes about these angelic preachers called Tablighis by focusing on the following points:

  • Tablighi and Salafi Muslims in Canadian mosques are not militant. They insist that their women should be covered from head to toe. They are very strict as parents and often forbid their children from close friendship with non-Muslims, under the fear that they could be lured by pornography, drugs and violence. (Letter to the Editor, Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan, Ottawa).

Well, raising your children in an Islamic ghetto away from Western Democratic values is nothing but a faithful compliance with the instructions of Allah: “Believers, do not make friends with any men other than your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal”. Koran 3:117.

No Muslim wants his children to end up in hell and become hooked on pornography and drugs due to friendships established with Canadian, American, or Dutch infidels. It is fine, however, if they are sexually abused by Muslim pederasts, because Allah promised such a reward in his heavenly bordello to all true believers who love to have in the afterlife sexual encounters with young boys. So, do we really want to encourage the immigration of such Muslims to Canada or the Netherlands? Can we blame Geert Wilders for seeking an end to the immigration of non-Western groups and individuals to the Netherlands in particular, and Western democracies in general?

The next “Letter to The Editor” is even more absurd:

  • Tablighis and Salafis are two very different groups with different approaches to the same goal. Tablighis focus more on the spiritual reformation of the Muslims. Salafis focus mainly on “Dawah”, the propagation of Islam to non-Muslims. Both try to do what we believe is best for the reformation of humanity. People from every walk of life are accepting Islam en masse (Rizwan Syed, Brampton, Ontario).

I have never seen in my life such a condescending attitude from the “Dark Cult” called Islam. But throughout decades of studying Islamic radicalism, I became convinced that Muslims have a desperate need to fabulate and propagate the fantasy that their religion is the “perfect Deen”, and only the perfect religion has the remedy to eradicate all the evils facing humanity today. The solution suggested by Tablighis and Salafis, sounds like the “snake oil” marketed as a cure-all by con artists. The French novelist Romain Gary made an interesting observation about this infantile regression that has become very prominent in Islamic thought since the events of 9/11: “The need to fabulate is just a child who refuses to grow up”.

Muslim communities in Canada, the Netherlands, and all Western Democracies in general, if they want respect of their rights and bring an end to the contempt the West has for an Allah who advocates terrorism to spread his will, should display the courage to remove any passage from the Koran that demonizes and dehumanizes Jews and Christians. Muslims must become the very change they want to see in Western liberal societies.

Respect of rights is a reciprocal affair. If you want respect from others who do not share your religious convictions, you have to extend respect first, and the first thing Muslims should respect is the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press. Like many Westerners who have said it and done it before, they should adopt the maxim: “I may not like what you said about me, but I will sacrifice my life for your right to say it”. They should stop justifying every butchery of innocent civilians by pointing fingers at the injustices imposed by the West on Muslims in Iraq, Palestine, etc. India has endured the brutality of British imperialism for centuries, yet it managed to liberate itself from the yoke of British brutality without firing a single bullet. It did so by relying on the spiritual power of a giant named Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi. Despite the presence of a huge Indian community in Britain since the early days of British colonialism in India, not a single Indian strapped explosives into his body and walked into a London subway to settle scores with the British population for all the injustices heaped on the children of India.

The same tragedy applies to the Blacks or Afro-Americans. Despite centuries of slavery, oppression, and bloody exploitation of innocent blacks by white European settlers looting North America, not a single black committed an act of suicide bombing inside a white restaurant in the Southern States where racial fanaticism was the dominant reality of the region.

The same applies to the Native Indians of North America, uprooted by European settlers, starved and massacred like animals, they never took a school hostage and butchered 300 children, like Islamist militants did in Beslan in southern Russia to settle scores with those who treated them unjustly.

The time has come for Muslims who honestly reject the violence promoted by radicals from within the ranks of Muhammad’s followers, to adopt an attitude of courage and remove the passages in the Koran advocating violence against Jews and Christians. In the Native Indian tradition, “courage is not the absence of fear. It is the dedication to do the right thing despite the presence of fear.” All supporters of freedom of expression should stand united in their fight to contain Islamic fanaticism, and systematically pressure Attorneys general, MPs, and political decision-makers in every Western government to stop the prosecution of Geert Wilders and throw in prison or deport those who use the book to justify violence against other religions simply because they don’t adhere to the same principles promoted by Islam.

Failure to do so will precipitate the ruin of Western democracies in ways beyond our knowledge.



Previous posts by Sergei Bourachaga:

2008   May   28   The Koran and The Psychopathology of The Prophet (Part I)
2010   Aug   14   The Koran and the Psychopathology of the Prophet (Part II)
        18   The Koran: A “Holy Book” or Hate Literature?
        22   The Holy Father and Turkish Incoherence