Democrats Wish for Blood in the Streets

A few weeks ago, in the aftermath of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, Democrats and the media blamed Republicans and “tea partiers” as indirect contributors to the tragedy. The “overheated political rhetoric” created by right-wing talk radio and Tea Party events was said to create a “divisive climate” that helped cause the violence

For the last week or so there has been a standoff in Madison, Wisconsin over the state legislature’s proposed withdrawal of collective-bargaining privileges for public sector unions. The issue has inspired a lot of nasty rhetoric from the leftish side of the political spectrum, and union goons have descended on the state’s capitol building, egged on by President Obama and other prominent Democrats. There have been violent incidents, and some thinly-veiled threats on the part of various union leaders and Democrat politicians.

Rep. Michael Capuano (D, Mass.)Today the threats have suddenly become less thinly-veiled.

Congressman Michael Capuano (D, Massachusetts) was among the prominent decriers of right-wing hatred and incitement. Now we come to find out that incitement to violence is perfectly OK, as long as a Democrat is doing the inciting. Who would have guessed?

From today’s FOX 25 Boston:

BOSTON (FOX 25 / – Throngs of union supporters shut down Beacon Street in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse on Tuesday to show solidarity with public employees in Wisconsin.

The protest grew tense at times as both sides shouted at each other.

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano rallied the crowd, calling the battle to save collective bargaining rights “a fight for the middle class.”

“They’re not going to back down and we’re not going to back down,” said Capuano, a Democrat.

During the event, Capuano also said “Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”

Whoops! Good thing a Republican didn’t say that. For a Massachusetts Democrat, however, it’s no big deal — when you watch the video, you’ll see how much the crowd loved it.

Many thanks to Kitman for Youtubing this news clip from FOX 25 TV:

Rep. Capuano immediately felt compelled to backpedal a bit and regret his poorly-chosen words. According to The Boston Globe:

US Representative Michael E. Capuano, who decried violent political rhetoric after last month’s fatal shooting rampage in Tucson, said today he regrets urging union workers at a rally in Boston on Tuesday to “get a little bloody.”

“I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech,” the Somerville Democrat said in a statement released this afternoon. “I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words.”


His remark raised eyebrows because Capuano was among the lawmakers who were calling for cooler political rhetoric after his Democratic colleague, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in the Tucson rampage that killed six other people last month.

At the time, Capuano had said the shooting was probably inevitable because of the nation’s increasingly heated political rhetoric.

My intuition says that Mr. Capuano will not face much political fallout for his… umm… indiscretion. He is, after all, a Democrat in the state of Massachusetts. Any Republican who issued such “incendiary rhetoric” would have been forced to resign from Congress by now, but the rules for Democrats are different.

This incident will soon be old news, and anyone churlish enough to bring it up tomorrow will be reminded that it’s time to “move on”.

Hat tip: Tea Party Express.

Your Jizya Dollars at Work

In the midst of a depression and record-breaking deficits, you’d expect the use of hundreds of millions of U.S. tax dollars for refurbishing foreign mosques to raise a few eyebrows at home.

But it doesn’t, not really. By now we all know what to expect from President Barack Hussein Obama: a preening solicitousness for all things Muslim, craven appeasement towards Muslim despots abroad, and collaboration with Muslim Brotherhood front groups here in the USA.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for YouTubing this news report from a Georgia TV station:

“Tahrir Square in Athens”

With all the grim news coming from North Africa and the Middle East, the crisis in Greece is being relegated to the sidelines. The Greek economy is still moribund, as retail sales decline and the repeated unrest drives away tourism. The country’s sovereign debt continues to increase even as the austerity measures required by the IMF and the EU increase unemployment and depress wages and consumer spending.

The solutions being publicly discussed are grim: another EU bailout, at least partial sovereign default, a return to the drachma, or some combination of all three.

Current economic conditions have sparked repeated riots. Another bout of violence occurred today in Athens, led by the Communists. Here’s the report from ANSAmed:

Greece: 10th General Strike, ‘Tahrir Square in Athens’

Athens, February 23 — “Let’s transform Syntagma Square in Athens into Cairo’s Tahrir Square, until Premier Giorgio Papandreou resigns!” is the slogan launched by Alekos Alavanos, historical leader of the Greek left, in today’s general strike across the country against the austerity measures brought in to deal with the economic-financial crisis.

Alavananos, deputy and former president of the far-left coalition Syriza, has urged Greeks to remain in Syntagma Square in front of Parliament at the end of the large demonstrations called for midday as part of the general strike called by all unions. “We are learning from the Egyptian people. Let’s do as they did in Tahrir Square, let’s stay here until Papandreou’s government has stepped down,” said Alavanos.

It is not clear whether Syriza and the rest of the left, who are putting up opposition to the Socialist government both in Parliament and in the streets, or the anarchist movement, will take on Alavanos’s appeal as well.

Today’s strike, the tenth general one since the beginning of the crisis, will partially paralyse air traffic and urban transport, and will bring maritime and railway traffic to a complete halt, with hospitals also closed (except for emergencies) as well as public offices, schools, banks and pharmacies. There will also be an information black-out for 24 hours.

Below is a video of a policeman in Athens being firebombed. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for YouTubing this clip:

Hat tips: Insubria, TB.

My Magic Green Hat

This is probably an old one, but it just came in our email, and I had never seen it before. I don’t know where it originated, but thanks to JP2 for forwarding it:

The other day I needed to go to the emergency room. Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I put on my Magic Green Hat. When I went into the E.R., I noticed that 3/4 of the people got up and left.

I guess they decided that they weren’t that sick after all. Cut at least 3 hours off my waiting time.

Here’s the hat:

Magic hat

It also works at DMV. It saved me 5 hours.

At the Laundromat, three minutes after entering, I had my choice of any machine, most still running.

If you live in Texas, it might cut your wait time at the grocery store.

But…don’t try it at McDonald’s. The whole crew took off and left out the back door and l never got my order!

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/22/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/22/2011King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifah of Bahrain has ordered the release of a number of Shi’ite political prisoners, one of a series of concessions made to protesters in an attempt to defuse the ongoing political crisis in the country.

Col. Moamar Ghaddafi insisted in a television appearance that he is still in Libya, and not in Venezuela. He remains defiant towards the protesters who have demanded his ouster. Violence continues throughout Libya, although reliable news about what is happening is scarce. A rumor that Italian warplanes assisted the Libyan air force in suppressing the demonstrators was vigorously denied by the Italian defense minister.

The conflict in Libya has raised the price of oil by 9%, and the damage to the Italian stock market caused the euro to fall against the dollar. The EU is concerned that a new flood of refugees may cross the Mediterranean from Libya, and some Italian analysts believe that more 100,000 people will flee North Africa in the coming weeks.

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

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The Magic of Che

Ernesto “Che” Guevara is one of the revered icons of our degraded age. The bloodthirsty Communist thug was idolized by my generation as the ultimate exemplar of Revolutionary Cool, and he is still idolized by empty-headed young people today, who spend millions of dollars every year on Che posters, T-shirts, coffee mugs, hats, and all the other commercial bric-a-brac associated with a mass-market fad. And it’s not just the young — older people, especially Hollywood celebrities and aging rock stars, remain enamored of Che.

The Irish artist who created the iconographic image of Che is now attempting to gain clear copyright to the image so that he can donate the rights to the Guevara family and “the Cuban people”. Vlad Tepes has intermixed an Irish TV news report on the subject with historical footage and personal recollections of Che from a man who came to know the hero of the revolution all too well:

Hat tip: Spackle.

Berlin in a Coma

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Earlier this month a young man was attacked, beaten, kicked, and robbed by “youths” in a Berlin subway station. He was left in a coma as a result of the attack. A second man might have suffered a similar fate had it not been for the timely intervention of member of the Bandidos motorcycle club — the only bystander who was willing to help the victims. (Readers who are interested in more information may consult these two stories from The Local.)

Politically Incorrect has posted a comprehensive report on the event, including an overview of the socialist political context that enables these excesses of cultural enrichment. Many thanks to JLH for the translation.

Berlin in a Coma — An “Isolated Incident” as Something to Learn From
by Little Bear, PI Berlin

The case of journeyman painter Sebastian H. — kicked into a coma shortly before midnight on February 11, 2011 by four youths in the Berlin Lichtenberg subway station — has given the city no rest since it became known four days ago. Since similar “individual incidents” are clogging up local newscasts almost daily as dry two-line reports, what makes this one different? But first the facts.

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The hunting down of Sebastian H. and the subsequent excess of violence were recorded by a subway platform camera. The recording shows the thirty-year-old in flight from the four youths until they catch him at the stairs, shove him down and immediately begin kicking the prostrate man. As he rises, dazed, and holds on to a column, one of the perpetrators springs at him full force. Then he robs the motionless figure. In further recordings passers-by on the platform are seen, who apparently neither help nor call the police. The police receive a total of one emergency call.

The second victim, after at first successfully fleeing, is found again by the perpetrators in front of the station and also kicked into submission. When a passer-by, according to police reports, intervened and said a “few choice words,” the youths abandoned their victim and ran away. According to other passers-by, it was a member of the “Bandidos” motorcycle gang.

Recognition thanks to “violence prevention”

In the subway videos a police officer recognized a dark-skinned student from a class he had given years ago in the prevention of violence. So all four perpetrators could be caught quickly. They were exclusively from immigrant families (from Kenya, Albania, Kosovo and Iraq). At their initial interrogation, they claimed that the painter and his colleague had provoked them with “Sieg Heil” shouts. The police evaluated this as an agreed-upon tactic, and it was soon withdrawn by the accused. According to the police, the intention of the attack from the beginning was to injure someone badly and then rob them

The sister of Sebastian H. — after he had been put into an artificial coma — wrote to the perpetrators on her Facebook page: “I hate you endlessly… I am a nurse and have seen many awful things, but the sight of my own brother was the worst and most horrifying thing I have ever experienced or seen.”

The first and most important reason for the continuing media interest and the palpable public empathy could be that the attack was coincidentally documented by video camera and then spread to the internet. A second reason is that it affected two craftsmen on the way home from a quitting-time beer. Parts of the populace which usually are reached by nothing else and only concentrate on their daily struggle to survive, also pricked up their ears. The Springer tabloids gave it corresponding coverage.

Remarkable Conclusions

And all at once, justice implies that it could make use of the framework of the existing laws, if it was just willing. Suddenly, all four of the perpetrators, even the 14 year-old are held in investigative custody, which was usually eschewed because a steady domicile was present and there was “no danger of flight.” And the charge — we hear and are astounded — is “attempted murder in the course of robbery — two incidents” (instead of “grievous bodily harm”).

That is one of many conclusions that can be drawn from this case and make it symptomatic for the condition of our society:

1. If public pressure is just great enough, the comfort blanket of coddling justice can briefly transform into the snarling tiger which it would have to be to preserve a just peace.
2. Public pressure in the media occurs only through the circumstances mentioned and is quickly watered down. The DuMont paper, Berliner Zeitung, suggested in a long background article that, if the violence prevention seminars in the schools had not been suspended for a lack of funds, perhaps this attack would not have happened. Other media outlets focused on an NPD demonstration concerning the attack in the notoriously right extremist station district and expressed the concern that such “isolated incidents” could have been “instrumentalized” by right extremists.
3. Nowhere was the important question taken up of whether these “isolated incidents” might have a common background called “Germanophobia.” Instead, out of a no-think gut feeling comes the implication of ““social problems” or “failure of society” in the process of integration.
4. The clumsy and narrow-minded blindness of such statements fits perfectly with the revealed refinement of the four “youths” who by pre-arranged agreement tried to play the Nazi card. That shows that they know very well the sore point of German society. The millions-strong social-pedagogical integration industry and their “protégés” — a Super Team!
5. Since several newspapers hastened to emphasize that these were by no means “repeat offenders” and previously “hardly conspicuous,” the scary question arises — after viewing the videos and the practiced Jump-Kick-Hit “technique” — how often did these perpetrators employ the tools of their trade on other people, without their attacks becoming a matter of record. Never caught, or “dropped because not significant”?
6. A question to Nalka Foroutan, known in radio and tv as the female “anti-Sarrazin”: Are these young people perhaps the prototypes of the “new Germans” she postulated, who will get from the “old Germans” what they deserve in their new “MUDDERLAND” (hybrid European-Muslim model)? In all seriousness, isn’t this the assertion of the envy and hate of those who have been convinced by the left-green politicians, social scientists and Islamic functionaries that they have a right to “participation” in the society, without having to repay it with productivity, respect, gratitude, etc.?
7. Not just Lichtenberg station, but broad sections of Berlin public areas become lawless space in the evenings, where the law of the stronger reigns, and where bands of “youths” of specific religious-cultural background roam around, spreading fear and fright and impeded or monitored by no one (even if only to check for tickets).

Comments to the contrary by transportation authorities (“After all, every station has an emergency button!”) and the Berlin senate are an utter mockery. That is known to everyone who has the misfortune to have to take the subway frequently in the evening hours. That it was of all people a motorcycle gang member who stopped the violence in this present instance, is an especially bitter point. Possibly there should be consideration of deputizing certain motorcycle gangs as police assistants.

Berlin Lichtenberg #2

Vigil by PI Berlin

Members of the PI group Berlin met Saturday noon for a vigil in Lichtenberg station. Numerous candles burned at the spot where the pursuit of Sebastian H. had begun. Again and again people of various skin colors and languages came by to lay flowers or read the spontaneous notes taped to the columns. “Here, the life of a human being was destroyed for no reason and willfully.” “Politicians, wake up and change the youth criminal laws!” “No tolerance for violent criminals, no immigration bonus!” On a laid-out flyer: “Berlin in a Coma — Red-red senate: gone to ground. Justice: failed. Police: kaput from budgetary savings. Berlin transport authority: lays off personnel. Citizens: duck for cover.” There is really no better way to summarize the dominant misery in Berlin. We can hope that the citizens — momentarily jolted — retain their displeasure until the Berlin elections in September and vote out this incompetent senate.

It was important for the Berlin PI group to show solidarity with the victim of this cowardly act at this place, but also to indicate in conversations with passers-by and subway riders that there are specific problems of violence among immigrants, which have little to do with the German majority and much to do with the socialization of the perpetrator in their societies of origin. With most people who spent a few minutes at the vigil, we found open minds. The populace knows full well what “groups of youths” are violent and is also smart enough not to fall in with the xenophobic pied pipers of the NPD.

Oh, on top of that: 13-year-old Kevin, who a short time later on the sidewalk in Reinickendorf encountered a “youth gang known in the neighborhood,” was kicked into a heap because he “looked at them wrong.” “He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” his father said with resignation at his son’s sickbed. And in the case of a 39 year-old man who was struck down at the S station in Lichterfelde by two young men from immigrant families, other passengers intervened and prevented anything worse. In both cases, there were no videos.

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

CAIR Tries to Blow Sunshine up Allen West’s Butt

I’m glad I didn’t give up completely on LTC (ret.) Allen West, because he handled this taqiyya artist from CAIR magnificently.

The audio in the clip below is not always clear, so I’ll include the account of the event from Canada Free Press:

At a townhall meeting hosted by Congressman Allen West on Monday evening in Pompano Beach, the Q&A segment of the meeting featured a Koran wielding Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Hamze confronted Congressman West and asked him to point out where in the Koran does it give marching orders to Muslims “to carry out attacks against Americans and innocent people”. West quickly pointed out that the Koran was written long before America even existed and that it does indeed tell believers to kill infidels, and then proceeded to chronicle a lengthy list of historical Muslim acts of aggression. Congressman West closed his retort by referencing the Fort Hood shootings and 9-11 attacks, saying that his first hand experiences on the battlefield has given him insight into the tactics that Islamists use before telling Hamze not to “try to blow sunshine up my butt” with his criticism of him. West took offense to Hamze’s amateurish criticism of his stance on radical Islam and concluded by telling Mr. Hamze to “put the microphone down and go home.”

Here’s the video:

Hat tip: JD.

Knowing Our Place


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We always assumed we would age out like any other married couple, gardening, analyzing the weather report in minute detail, and reading the obituaries. No American geezer in his right mind would plan to run a Counterjihad blog with a focus on Europe.

But here we are anyway. This is our place now, and we’ll stick to it.

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This just came in our email:


This morning the Muslim Brotherhood warned the United States that if the United States meddling in Egypt continued, they intend to cut off America’s supply of 7-11 and Motel 6 managers.

If this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by Dell, AT&T and AOL customer service reps.

Finally, if all else fails, they have threatened not to send us any more presidents either. It’s gonna get ugly.

Fjordman: Medieval Myths

Fjordman’s latest essay has been published at Jihad Watch. Some excerpts are below:

I should thank the pro-Israeli, Islam-critical blog Document for bringing this to my attention. The two Norwegian essays cited here were written by Ole Jørgen Benedictow, a professor emeritus at the University of Oslo specializing in the history of the Middle Ages. The translations were made by me, and the shorter excerpts should capture the spirit of the texts.

Benedictow, as an expert in the field, has tried to influence the public debate on issues related to Islam vs. Europe in the Middle Ages, but has repeatedly experienced being rebuffed in favor of young Marxists with little knowledge of the period. He is annoyed by the fact that people who know very little about this era and its complexities have easy access to the mass media and can spread falsehoods virtually unchallenged. “Revolutionary Socialists” — that is, Communists — have no problem promoting their propaganda in major newspapers despite representing a totalitarian ideology that caused the deaths of tens of millions of people — 100 million if you believe The Black Book of Communism — during the twentieth century alone.

For some reason, allegedly “anti-imperialist” Marxists in the Western world just love brutal, aggressive and oppressive imperialism — as long as it comes in an Islamic shape. There is no hint of an understanding of why the Spanish and Portuguese fought so many centuries for their liberation, nor of the plight of the Balkan Christians or those who suffered under Muslim rule elsewhere in the world, for example following the extremely bloody Islamic conquest of India. Islamic advances must be celebrated; the West demonized and ridiculed. European medieval peoples are invariable portrayed as barbarians with no culture of their own.

Yet the Middle Ages represented a creative growth period where we find the seeds of a new civilization — the European one — which replaced that of Greco-Roman Antiquity but also carried with it a number of Classical elements, albeit often in a somewhat altered form.

Read the rest at Jihad Watch.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/21/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/21/2011The Libyan uprising has intensified even further since my post earlier today. I’ve covered most of the material already, but from the more recent accounts it seems that horrendous destruction and loss of life in Tripoli, much of it inflicted indiscriminately by the Libyan military against civilian neighborhoods. A persistent rumor that Moamar Ghedafi has fled to Venezuela remains unconfirmed.

Almost unnoticed alongside the Libyan situation was yesterday’s violence in Morocco. Protesters burned down a bank in northern Morocco, and five charred corpses were later found in the ruins.

In related news, the surge of refugees from Tunisia has resumed after a brief lull. Tunisian migrants clashed violently with police on the island of Lampedusa. Italy is dreading the inevitable maritime exodus from Libya, most of which will make for Italian shores.

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

Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, KGS, Kitman, 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.

The Example of Mohammed

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The day after Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was convicted of “hate speech” in an Austrian court, a reader wrote a letter to the editor of the print edition of Die Presse about the travesty of justice that took place last Tuesday in that Vienna courtroom.

Many thanks to JLH for the translation:

Letter to the editor
Islam seminar: Lecturer convicted

According to the mind-boggling logic of the “judge”, ‘the factually completely unjustified charge of pedophilia’ was made against the founder of the religion and therewith ‘an absolutely dishonorable behavior’ confronted, which was calculated to denigrate him in the eyes of the public.” For, according to the judge, pedophilia is exclusively directed against children, which was known not to be the case with Mohammed. Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff never maintained this to be the case. Indeed, the charge against her mentions not only sex with children but the relatively high “wear-out rate” of wives.

On this subject, the following points:

  • Not just pedophilia but every child abuse — whether pedophiliac or not — is “absolutely dishonorable behavior” and a crime! And by today’s standards, Mohammed was doubtless guilty of child abuse: According to Islam’s basic texts, at age fifty, he married a six-year-old girl and consummated the marriage when she was nine.

    Aside from that, pedophilia is interchangeable with child abuse in everyday speech. Thus, for instance, the demand for removal of the celibacy requirement in the Church is made repeatedly in connection with pedophilia — as presently in the memorandum of German theology professors.

  • Far worse is the fact that Islamic legal scholars to this day invoke his example as well as the Koran (which regulates the divorce/repudiation of pre-pubescent girls) to justify child marriages with considerably older men and consequently child abuse. This is true from Morocco to Indonesia and even includes the “moderate” and largest Muslim organizations in the lands. In several Islamic countries, there is not even a legal minimum marriageable age. Even where there is one, there are child marriages, and in no small number: In Turkey alone there are said to be hundreds of thousands.

  • Pedophilia, as the judge defines it, can be “legally” pursued. Indeed, a Muslim can divest himself of his wife at any time without grounds and take another or several others. Besides, Islam under the Sunnis also recognizes the ever more popular temporary marriage. Islamic law — based on the Koran as well as on the deeds and sayings of Mohammed — not only sets no limits on child abuse; it approves it.

What was pronounced here was not justice but injustice. A hair-splitting, tortuous maneuvering is being performed, for the sole purpose of avoiding annoyance to the adherents of a “religion” which, in its own area of dominance legitimizes precisely what it denounces with vehemence and outrage as defamation in the West.

It is not the colloquial and “slipshod” use of the term pedophilia that is apt to demean Mohammed in the eyes of the public, but his own deeds and example!

Had the court’s decision had anything to do with justice and the defense of civilized standards, then — faced with the dire effect of his example up to now — it could not protect him from denigration. Quite the contrary!

— Dr. Maria Stückler

For previous posts on the “hate speech” prosecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, see Elisabeth’s Voice: The Archives.

Elisabeth’s Voice: The Archives

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The number of posts about the legal persecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff has grown so large that the full list of posts is too unwieldy to include at the bottom of each new article.

The list below will serve as reference for future posts, and will be updated and linked to from now on as new articles appear.

Articles about the hate speech case against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff:

2009   Dec   5   Fighting a Hate Speech Charge in Austria
        11   Heckling the Counterjihad
        14   Whose Law?
        17   Defaming the Muslims of Pinkafeld
2010   Mar   11   A Mother and an Activist
        20   An Austrian “Hate School”
        22   Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff at the Freedom Defense Initiative
        29   Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and the Wiener Akademikerbund
    Sep   9   “Islam is a Political Ideology Disguised as a Religion”
        16   “Justice Must Not Be Made the Handmaiden of Sharia”
        17   The Truth Does Not Matter
    Oct   11   Interview With Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
        16   Is the Truth Illegal in Austria?
        20   A Court Date for Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
        21   BPE Press Release on Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
        22   Elisabeth’s Voice: An Appeal
        23   Elisabeth’s Voice: A Follow-Up
        24   Raising Our Voices
        25   Elisabeth’s Voice is Growing
        27   Elisabeth’s Voice: More Information
        27   A Bit More Media Attention?
        28   We Are Elisabeth’s Voice
        30   Elisabeth’s Voice in Amsterdam
        31   Mark Steyn Joins Elisabeth’s Voice
    Nov   2   Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff: Target of Western Shariah
        6   Anatomy of a Discussion with a Leftist Journalist
        8   ESW in the WSJ
        10   “The Left is Very Much the New Far Right”
        11   Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff Versus the State of Denial
        17   Elisabeth’s Voice: An Update
        15   The New English Review Interviews Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
        20   Live-Blogging the Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
        20   The ESW Defense File
        23   The Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Day 1
        27   The Time That is Given Us
        28   ESW at Trykkefrihedsselskabet
    Dec   5   An Oasis of Civilization in a Desert of Barbarism
        22   An Unusual Hobby
        23   In Demand Everywhere
2011   Jan   14   ESW: Thoughts Before a Trial
        14   Live-Blogging the Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Part Two
        16   ESW: A Submission to the Court in Vienna
        18   The Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Day 2
        21   Elisabeth’s Voice, Phase Two
        28   Geert Wilders Supports Elisabeth’s Voice
    Feb   5   Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff in Luton
        10   A Dangerous Mindset
        13   An Appeal to Rectify an Oversight
        14   ESW: Submission III to the Court in Vienna
        15   ESW: The RT Interview
        15   The Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Day 3
        16   Time to Say Thank You
        18   Convicted for Calling Muhammad a “Paedophile”
        18   Sentence First — Verdict Afterwards
        19   ESW: Mark Steyn on the Verdict
        19   Whose Law Rules in Austria?
        21   “A Child Must Be Protected”
        21   The Example of Mohammed
    Mar   1   Punishing the Advocates of Freedom
        5   Tone Down the Rhetoric!
        6   The Job That Has Been Chosen For Us
        9   ESW: The Stakelbeck Report
        12   ESW in Miami
    Apr   2   Who’s Really the Sick One Here?
    May   9   The Protocol of the Elders of Vienna
    Jun   19   ESW Interviewed on Toronto Radio
        20   ESW Interviewed by Ezra Levant on SUN TV
        21   Basic Freedoms: A Relic of the Past
        27   A Briefing on the European Counterjihad
    Aug   22   Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff on Urban Infidel
        26   ESW: Europe is Changing
    Sep   1   ESW: Europe is Changing, Part 2
        6   ESW: Report From Berlin
    Nov   3   Resisting Political Islam
        4   “It Cannot Be the Task of States to Regulate Opinions”
        9   Alleged Austrian Justice
        30   The Political Persecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Part 1
    Dec   1   The Political Persecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Part 2
        2   The Political Persecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Part 3
        19   Thoughts Before Trial
        20   ESW: Live-Blogging the Verdict of the Appeals Court
        20   Strengthening Elisabeth’s Voice
        20   ESW: Interview Before the Verdict
        22   “A Ludicrous Verdict”
        22   ESW: The Michael Coren Interview
        23   Will Austrian Christianity be Protected From “Excessive Opinion”?
        26   The FrontPage Interview
        26   “A Black Day for Austria”
        31   “I Will Remain Steadfast”
2012   Jan   22   Paying the Price
    Feb   10   Austrian Justice Denigrates Itself
    Mar   19   ESW: Excerpts from the CAN Interview
    Dec   10   Appealing to the ECHR