The USPS Tightens Its Belt… Again

The current recession has forced all Americans to cut their expenses, and the U.S. Postal Service is no exception. The following report from today’s Washington Post outlines the latest plans by the Postal Service to reduce costs and increase revenues:

Fiscal Crisis at the USPS

Bill Ayers stampThe ongoing recession has left the United States Postal Service facing a projected $12 billion budget shortfall this year, with no indication that the agency will see an end to the red ink for at least another five years. Last week, after Congress turned down its latest request to raise the cost of a first-class stamp to $1.73, the Postal Service rushed to devise ingenious new budgetary strategies in an attempt to cut back on expenses and raise revenues.

The USPS will be unable to achieve any additional savings by further reducing the wages of its employees. Clave Gullimafrey, the president of the American Postal Workers Union, told reporters, “Last year our people saw their pay cut to $63 an hour. They can’t take any more ‘austerity’. It’s no longer reasonable or possible to balance the budget on the back of the American postperson.”

At a press conference yesterday, Postal Service spokesperson Medula Aspartama said that her agency must now consider draconian reductions in other parts of its budget. As a first step, the Postmaster General has ordered the implementation of a long-planned move to cut service hours at all post offices to 8:00am-9:30am every other Thursday.

Ms. Aspartama unexpectedly announced an additional cost-saving initiative: all post offices in cities of fewer than 50,000 inhabitants will be closed. “According to the most recent census figures, 71% of Americans live within an hour’s drive of a city having a population of 50,000 or more. This new measure will cause no major hardships, and it is expected to save the Service eight to ten billion dollars next year.”

In addition to cuts, the Postal Service is looking at new ways to increase revenue.

“We’re issuing a new series of official stamps next month,” said Ms. Aspartama. “These stamps will feature Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Bill Ayers, and other major exemplars of American culture. We expect them to have wide popular appeal, particularly among collectors.”

Ms. Aspartama also described another line of stamps that is currently in the design phase. “It will be a series representing Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, Bisexual, and Asexual farm animals. The market for these stamps is projected to be middle-schoolers, especially those 4-H members who are participating in the National Diverse Animal Husbandry Program.”

Further cost-cutting and revenue-enhancing measures will be announced next week, she said.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/31/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/31/2012A supermarket in upstate New York has posted a sign on one of its checkout lines asking customers purchasing alcohol or pork to please use a different register. The checkout clerk at that particular register is a teenage Muslima who says she is uncomfortable handling alcohol or pork because of her religion, and the store management put up the sign in an effort to accommodate her.

In other news, Greece’s trade deficit dropped by almost 30% in January, but the reduction was almost entirely due to a decrease in domestic demand as a result of the financial crisis, and not because of an increase in exports.

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

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The Global March to Nowhere = FAIL

Rock-thrower at Kalandiya crossing

Gee, all the big talk about the Global March to Jerusalem that was supposed to happen yesterday. I wasted time trying to find information on this event before the reality set in: media in Jerusalem were hiding: from their excitable point of view, nothing did happen. No opportunities for footage of mean JOOOS murdering Poorpoor Palis. They really do believe the things they hype so when those photo ops didn’t happen, what’s there to report?

I shouldn’t have needed reminding. When Google News had nothing on Jerusalem by 2:00 pm our time…well, duh, Dymphna.

Jerry Gordon at New English Review had been following the lead-up to the non-event, concerned about how ugly it would become. His post has lots of background:

In the run up to yesterday’s Global March to Jerusalem (GM2J), there were a number of predictions that the aggressive promotion by the event organizers were overblown and the “Mad Marchers” event would be a bust.

Nidra Poller, ex-pat American, talented writer and long time resident in Paris, and Cleveland -based founder of Boycott Watch, Fred Taub, thought that might be the case. Poller was relying on her seasoned and incisive intuition drawn from personal knowledge of what happens in France and Israel. Taub took me though the Gm2J and other social media stats of the several websites and their Twitter account to demonstrate that there wasn’t a groundswell of interest in the event, save for that shown in Iran.

This was reflected in the meager figures for GM2J website traffic and links to other sites at and low levels of following reflected in Tweets activity on Twitter. In his opinion this was evidence of low support for the GM2J event and that the International Boycott, Divestment Sanctions campaign against Israel was possibly running out of steam.

Probably not “running out of steam” in Norway, though, where the government drives the conversation.

But Jerry was right to be concerned. In that post, he shows the various networks who were pushing for this in Muslim countries. Iran spent lots of money, Turkey was willing to ferry people to Lebanon for the event if they could make it from south Asia. As he demonstrates in that post, different groups whose mutual hatred will have them at one another’s throats if they ever manage to get rid of Little Satan were working together to make this happen. But as the large echoing silence from the media indicates, it didn’t.

What is of particular interest in Jerry’s research is the ways in which outsiders can gauge what’s going on by watching the internet chatter. The relative lack of chatter on this event was thus a good indication it was destined to be another FAIL. Indeed, it pretty much looked like the last flotilla (and the alternate flytilla for that matter) — i.e., lots of hats, no cattle.

Go to his post for the embedded links and further information.

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Several people sent round an email yesterday describing the scene in Israel. After finding out who’d written it, I contacted the author, asking for permission to reprint. His response came, but I didn’t see it until the Baron asked me if I’d decided not to post it…yes, it is easy to lose track of things in the bowels of our webmail…

What makes his report of particular interest is the man’s job. The point of view from someone who provides security for others has gravitas.

He also has a good suggestion for the wounded to follow:

[The emphases below are mine, as are the italicized editorial comments in brackets]

March 30 2012:
Article: by Marc Kahlberg

“After a long day, somewhat tense but obviously transparent, Israel reported
that 80 people were injured slightly from mostly non-lethal gas used as a
riot control tool. The Palestinians have obviously exaggerated that number and inflated it to a much larger number of 340 injured and they are claiming
one person was killed.

All of the events in Israel are over and the conclusion is that the “million
man march” was a total failure and a show of “stupidity” if I may say so.”

[You certainly may say so. “Stuck on stupid” represents so much of the evil behind the attempted attack]

More importantly, it also shows that those who endorsed this march like the Bishop Desmond Tutu, The Minister, Wright, and the Politician Galloway, who were amongst other terrorist faction leaders are simply just as stupid and in fact have no value for ethics, human rights or life itself. This

the global media does not seem to report and the BBC actually covered the
political elections victory of Mr. Galloway in the United Kingdom more than
they did the march itself

[That’s because they only want to report the sensational, and this wasn’t. I’ll bet they had their jornolists on the scene, though, twiddling their thumbs…]

“Most normal countries refused to even provide any form of acknowledgement to this non event as it was arranged and organized by terrorists including the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran who is now very openly and obviously seen by
most as a global sponsor of terrorism.”

[Then he reports on what else was going on in the world]

While we were watching the “Mad Men March”

  • another 42 Syrians were killed,
  • Nassrallah popped out of his underground bunker to meet with an Iranian
    politician in Lebanon,
  • Obama voiced his intentions to sanction the Central Bank of Iran (about 2 years too late),
  • Zipi Livni was replaced in elections by Shmuel Mofaz (the former Chief of IDF staff),
  • The Israel labor party head, Sheli Yechimovitz chose to publicly state that she is running for Prime Minister of Israel,
  • the Iranian Deputy Minister of Foreign affairs was in Lebanon to see firsthand how the Lebanese army stopped the “Mad Marchers” from moving towards Israel’s borders and obviously showed solidarity with his front line forces Hezbollah,
  • Palestinians marched in Cairo for a few hours and then dispersed,
  • about 80 rock wielding Palestinians were arrested for rock throwing and endangering lives,
  • the Natora Karta, a radical and crazy cult of very strange people who falsely call themselves Jews and dress like the religious Jews showed solidarity with the “Mad Marchers” and were with the Palestinians in Lebanon and Jordan,
  • the Hamas actually physically beat and arrested some of the Palestinian “Mad Marchers” in Gaza,
  • and the PLO police in Ramallah did the same…

Go figure…

Just another day in the life of a tiny but resilient and strong little country called Israel.

To close off for the day I am obliged to report that there have been a few missiles fired (yet again) into Israel from Gaza. No injuries have been reported. No reports have been made by the foreign media (as usual).

This “Mad Marcher” event cost the Israeli Government millions of dollars. If it were up to me I would suggest suing the organizers and those who endorsed this event. The wounded should also no doubt also sue the organizers as they are directly to blame for their injuries after all.

As the real spring looms on Israel and some fantastic weather is in store for us this coming week, I hope you all have a great weekend.

Remember: “The greatest danger in planning for tomorrow is using yesterday’s logic.”

Mr. Kahlberg shared some of his sites:

Here is M.K. International Security Consulting. He is the CEO.

Here are great photos from Mr. Kahlberg, including pictures of Allen West. I’ll bet HE enjoyed that tour!

The photo at the top of this post was borrowed from New English Review, which is where you’ll also find Jerry Gordon’s latest essay, American Jews Who Support Shariah Imperil Us All

In the introduction, Jerry says:

This article delves into why Jewish defense groups and alleged conservative Republican Jewish figures have made common cause with Muslim Brotherhood front groups in opposition to the ALAC [American Laws for American Courts] legislation. Legislation that seeks to protect all Americans against the possible recognition of Shariah law in our courts that could supplant bedrock Judeo-Christian values, the core of the US Constitution and the law of this land.

Again, read the rest

Another Bomb Attack in Thailand

At least eleven people were killed today in a series of bomb blasts in southern Thailand.

While Vlad was processing the video that accompanies this story, I asked him what was in the clip. “It’s typical post-bomb footage,” he replied. “Could be anywhere after a Religion-of-Peace meet.”

He’s got a point: the aftermath videos of most Muslim atrocities are depressingly similar. The only major variables are the language on the street signs and the type of foliage in the background.

I can just imagine a special studio library of such footage. When news of the latest incident breaks, the producer yells, “Quick! Fetch me a stock clip from the Muslim Atrocity Archives!”

The available footage would be substantial, so it might have to be subdivided into specialized categories:

1.   Camera panning across a blood-soaked sidewalk
2.   Shots of a huge bomb crater and burning cars
3.   Parents weeping hysterically over their dead children
4.   Quick clips of severed limbs scattered all around
5.   Bodies under sheets arranged in rows
6.   People with bloody faces being carried away
7.   A “moderate” imam on TV saying, “We are all concerned that there might be a backlash against the Muslim community.”

#7, of course, is the one that would be most frequently used.

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Here’s a news clip from RT about the incident. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Below is the accompanying article from RT (Note the stock phrase “restive South”, which is how the mainstream media always describe the Muslim-dominated southern provinces of Thailand, where Islamic terror attacks occur with horrifying regularity):

Bomb Attacks Kill 11, Injure More Than 100 in South Thailand

Three bomb blasts have struck the southern town of Yala, killing eleven people and wounding dozens more, local officials say.

The first two bombs are thought to have been hidden inside motorcycles, while the third was planted in a nearby car.

They detonated only minutes apart, damaging vehicles and setting the surrounding shops and buildings on fire.

The public health ministry said 10 people were in critical condition with severe burns.

Yala city is the main commercial hub in the country’s south.

Thailand’s restive South is plagued by regular terrorist attacks and violence from Muslim extremist insurgent groups operating in the region. [emphasis added]

Other reports list a death toll of at least fourteen.

The “restive South” also appears in this CBS News report:

Bombs in Thailand Kill 14, Wound 340

Suspected Muslim insurgents staged the most deadly coordinated attacks in years in Thailand’s restive south, killing 14 people and wounding 340 with car bombs that targeted Saturday shoppers and a high-rise hotel frequented by foreign tourists.

A first batch of explosives planted inside a parked pickup truck ripped through an area of restaurants and shops in a busy area of Yala city, a main commercial hub of Thailand’s restive southern provinces, said district police chief Col. Kritsada Kaewchandee.

About 20 minutes later, just as onlookers gathered at the blast site, a second car bomb exploded, causing the majority of casualties. Eleven people were killed and 110 wounded by the blasts.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces — Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala — since an Islamist insurgency flared in January 2004. [emphasis added]

Hat tips: Nick, Fjordman.

Live-Blog From Aarhus

The Burka News from Aarhus

The antifas seem to have broken out and run wild during today’s DDL/EDL demo in Aarhus.

For the latest on the day’s events, see Tundra Tabloids, which has loads of photos and links.

Below is the live-blog up to now from Europe News. The latest entries are at the top:

DDL/EDL Demonstration in Aarhus

16:32: about 12 norwegian Antifa protesters just got arrested next to the park

Rapper Marwan on stage + flag said: “We will fight their hate with our love”.

Editors note: Strange kind of ‘love’ on display in Mølleparken today…

16:28: CNN reports:

Young immigrants just trashed the whole street shopping carts stones and bottles flew through the air, as they tried to block the street. Police now chased the youths away.

16:24: Antifa/immigrant forces break up heavy sidewalk stones for use in their assault on the DDL/EDL demonstration.

16:22: Immigrant youth are in the side streets, shouting battle slogans.

16:18: Antifa forces have barricaded Grønnegade behind the park.

Correction: Immigrant forces. The barricade is now broken by the police.

16:09: Jesper Skriver is commenting:

Embarassing that Antifa, taking part in the demonstration for pluralism, cannot control themselves. They can’t reasonably say afterwards: “But the EDL provoked us!”

16:16: Even more Antifa and immigrant forces are reported to be heading for Mølleparken.

Yet more Antifa/immigrant forces are said to move towards the DDL/EDL demonstration.

Mølleparken, anti-Islam demo: police are Mølleparken. A group of 20 have taken up positions on the lawn, “I let no one through here,” reads the command from the group’s leader, but you can hear the clusters of young immigrants, shouting in the side streets to the wind farm.

16:04: Antifa has launched their all-out attack on DDL/EDL. From their Twitter feeds:

The police don’t haven’t got control. The main group that attacked EDL got away, a few were arrested.

A group of antifascist entered Mølleparken and attacked the EDL demo. Police have lost control of the situation.

16:04: Antifa attacked Mølleparken effectively, and says that the police have no control area. From Antifa Twitter feeds:

Police have no overview. The main group that attacked EDL escaped, some were arrested.

Huge group of anti-fascists entering the Mølleparken and attack EDL demo. Police have lost control temporarily.

Press has been requested to leave the battlefield, police is bringing in reinforcements.

DDL/EDL members are reportedly trying to get away from the Antifa assaults. Police now in full battle gear, it is said that tear gas is being used against the attackers.

15:59: Some 200 Antifa and immigrant youths are attacking the EDL/DDL demonstration. Police struggle to hold them at bay.

15:52: Antifa attack the rally with fireworks and other missiles. The police are busy.

Antifa is launching an assault on the DDL/EDL demonstration. 150 are trying to force their way through from Vauxhall behind the park, police is fighting to hold them back. Antifa forces are said to be approching from other directions as well.

15:44: Antifa is trying to drown the DDL/EDL demonstration with noise, using also fireworks — firecrackers of a size not permitted in Denmark. A helicopter adds to the pandemonium.

Anders Gravers is now speaking. There are several reports of battles with Antifa, updating as possible.

15:33, Antifa Twitter: Shouting anti-fascist slogans ober Mølleparken. The police have moved them away from Møllestien, which now stands open.

A group of antifascists are at the river and shouting at EDL. EDL are trying to attack.Police are in the middle.

15:26: Tommy Robinson starts talking.

15:26, Antifa Twitter: Police presence on all streets leading to Mølleparken. Smaller groups of antifas have succeeded at going there.

15:16: Antifa Twitter: A group of antifascists Grupper af antifascister seeps from Bispetorv with direction towards the parks.

15:03, Antifa Twitter: A group of around 50 flying Palestinian flags are on their way towards Mølleparken. Police are trying to stop them.

15:13: Arabs drive by the demonstrations, shouting “ the Jews!”. Police do not interfere.

15:10: DDL/EDL have problems with the sound system. Antifa sabotage suspected.

Danish police seems solidly in control of the situation. In the picture above, they apparently have a “Friendly talk” with some potential troublemakers (lower left corner).

Demonstrant with nordic flag and EDL slogan “No surrender!”

Immigrants seeking to arm themselves with building materials, but gave up and put them back. Rune Eltard who took part in the attack on Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller in 2003, is present and supervises DDL / EDL demonstration.

Demonstrator wears Danish flag — and a small Muhammad cartoon.

Tommy Robinson is now present.

Combined image of Anders Gravers and some banners from the European Freedom Initiative, Stop Sharia campaign, and Israeli flag.

Organizer Anders Gravers showing up, and banners from European Freedom Initiative, Stop Sharia, and the flag of Israel.

Kim Andersen, city council member for Venstre, a (nominally) centre/right party on DR: “Freedom of expression for extremists, BUT ….”

A group of Arabic looking young men are watching the demonstration in front of the art museum Aros, in company with Antifa types. It is reported that three of them have tried to penetrate the EDL demonstration, but were stopped by police. Police keep an eye on the group and ensures that it cannot attack the demo. Several small groups of immigrants are reported to be around the park.

13:48, Antifa Twitter: WTF. TV2Østjylland leading fascist ‘expert in right-wing extremism’ Jacob C. Senholt talking live on television.

WTF! TV2Østjylland are using the fascist Jacob C. Senholt as an “expert on the extreme right” on live TV.

The main demonstartion in Mølleparken is starting now. There are about 75 taking part, among them people with the Israeli, German and Norwegian flag. Antifa claim to have spread butyric acid in the park was false. Al-Jazeera reports demonstrationern.

Reasonably balanced speaker on DR regarding the EDL/DDL demonstrators attending the Mølleparken event. No mention or acknowledgment of the Israeli flags visible, but as with the communist flags at the counter demo, pictures hopefully tell the true story better than MSM reporters do.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/30/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/30/2012An Afghan police officer shot nine of his comrades to death while they slept. Some reports say that the victims had been drugged before they were shot.

In other news, German chancellor Angela Merkel seems to have withdrawn her opposition to an €800 billion increase in the Eurozone “firewall”. According to the latest polls, this policy change is opposed by three out of four Germans.

Meanwhile, a brewery in Lithuania has successfully lobbied the government to designate beer as an essential service, so that a strike by brewery workers thereby would become illegal.

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

Thanks to Anne-Kit, C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, ESW, Fjordman, Gaia, Insubria, McR, Nick, Srdja Trifkovic, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Monitoring the Extremists in Aarhus

The Burka News from Aarhus

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, a Counterjihad demonstration will take place tomorrow in the Danish city of Aarhus. In just a few hours, members of the English Defence League and other European Defence Leagues will join their hosts from the Danish Defence League in downtown Aarhus.

Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer reports that the Norwegian police will also be in Aarhus tomorrow, tasked with keeping an eye on the “Islamophobes” of the Norwegian Defence League. A Norwegian MSM article about the event has solicited the “expert” opinion of two prominent Norwegian leftists, at least one of whom is well-known to long-time Gates of Vienna readers.

The Observer remarks:

Note that the Norwegian police are sending representatives to Aarhus to spy on those Norwegians who are taking part in the demo. So much for political freedom in Norway!

Notice also the two ‘experts’ that Dagbladet has chosen to interview. Lars Gule (see Wikipedia) is a former would-be terrorist, and Øyvind Strømmen’s background is in the Norwegian radical Left.

His translation of the article in Dagbladet:

Norwegian police will be present at demonstration in Aarhus

Are going to keep an eye on members of the Norwegian Defence League

(Dagbladet): The Danish Defence League has invited right-wing extremists from all over Europe to join them in a demonstration in Aarhus tomorrow. It is expected that several hundred right-wing extremists will take part in the “anti-Islamic demonstration”.

The leader of the Norwegian Defense League, Ronny Alte, estimates that somewhere between twenty and fifty Norwegian members will be present in Aarhus.

Police assistance from Norway

The head of the organized crime unit in Oslo, Einar Aas, has sent three police officers to Aarhus.

“We follow all the organised groups in Oslo closely, and we have a good dialogue with them. We have decided to send three police officers to Aarhus who have a good knowledge of the various groups and its members. This is just normal police cooperation across the borders and the Danes are benefiting from this,” Aas tells Dagbladet.

The Police commander confirms that the Norwegian police personnel are going to keep an eye on the Norwegian participants and also stay in contact with Danish police authorities. He describes the Norwegian Defence League as a “marginal group”.

“We register that a demonstration is being organized, but we don’t have a specific opinion about it.”

“Immigration hostile stimuli”

Lars Gule, a philosopher and fellow at the University College in Oslo, is the author of the book Traits of Extremism. He believes that the demonstration is “an attempt by right-wing radicals and extreme groups to coordinate their work and strengthen each other.”

“By meeting they exchange experiences and display international co-operation. In addition they want to stimulate immigrant-hostile views in Denmark.”

He believes that populist right-wing and radical political parties are doing “alarmingly well” in elections around Europe.

“They have become part of Europe. Based on surveys we know that voters who support these parties have a genuine fear of losing their cultural identity. This is something we need to take seriously.”

Fear of losing their culture

Individuals with strong anti-immigration views have always had a strong fear of losing their jobs, but this is not the main reason for their rise of these political parties, Gule says.

“The fear that their culture will disappear is for the most part unfounded. We need to get the message across that all cultures change over time. Technology that increases mobility, TV, globalisation processes and cheap flights are important factors for social and cultural change.”

Gule believes that we need to take seriously those political parties that believe that social change is a result of immigration.

“While political parties like the FrP [Progress Party] refer to their immigration policies as strict and fair, they are in reality harsh and unfair.”

Increase in popularity after 9/11

Øyvind Strømmen has written the book entitled The Dark Web about right-wing extremism, counterjihad, and terrorism in Europe. He believes that the anti-Islamic movement has grown stronger after the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

“It’s a trend, and although the growth of these groups is miniscule today, it’s alarming that we find the same attitudes in radical right-wing political parties in Europe, and that some of those parties are experiencing a rise in popularity.”

He mentions Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party to prove his point. Wilders’ party has seen a big increase in popularity in the Netherlands.

The Last Bastion of Traditional European Culture: Islam

Islam-skeptical parties in Europe are often said to resemble Jobbik, the extreme nationalist and anti-Zionist party in Hungary. The following video makes it clear that the comparison is utterly spurious.

Vona Gábor, the leader of the Hungarian anti-Zionist extreme nationalist party Jobbik, maintains that Islam is the last bastion of traditional culture. Therefore he believes its role is essential to ensure the survival of the world, and that Christianity should reconsider its position towards Islam.

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

A full transcript is below the jump:

01:11   (reporter)You write in the book that the condition
01:14   for the survival of the world is the persistence
01:17   of the traditional culture, and the last
01:19   bastion of the traditional culture is Islam.
01:22   And then the commentator pondered that
01:25   this comes from the pen of a party chairman
01:28   who puts up double crosses at Christmas —
01:31   this sounds rather strange…
01:33   (Vona Gábor) It sounds strange, but if
01:35   the person who wrote this critique
01:37   had read the whole book, or if
01:39   he had not picked these thoughts
01:41   out of context, then he would have
01:43   understood, if he had an average
01:45   intelligence, and I hope, however,
01:46   that he has it, or perhaps that day
01:48   he got up on the wrong side of
01:50   the bed. (rep.) He did not read it in the article,
01:53   because he wrote in…
01:55   (V.G.) Well, that’s very bad… very bad… (rep.) the hyperlink, he clicked on, and
01:58   (rep.) I had a look at that article,
02:00   there’s a bit more there. (V.G.) then if somebody refers to
02:02   a book, then let him not pick the
02:04   information from an article, but
02:06   let him read the book, I certainly
02:08   wrote that it would be practical
02:10   for both the European and the
02:12   Christian culture, and also for
02:14   Hungary to think again regarding
02:16   their relationship with Islam, because
02:18   I think that on grounds of religion
02:21   it should not be allowed to create
02:23   conflicts between religions, and
02:25   it is also not good if one judges
02:27   the Islamic world by taking into
02:29   consideration the Turks in Germany
02:31   or the Muslims in western Europe,
02:33   it could be compared with Hungary
02:35   being judged on the basis of the
02:37   crimes of gypsies in Zámoly at that time.
02:41   (rep.) But there’s no big problem with
02:43   the Turks in Germany, and…
02:44   (V.G.) Yes, there are problems in Germany…
02:47   (rep.) Yes, I understand, but they are not
02:49   terrorists, compared to those who…
02:51   you write that violence is not good,
02:54   (rep.) I read it in that article… (V.G.) Thanks
02:56   (rep.) but I want to say that those who
02:59   give Islam a bad image, those are
02:02   the terrorists, and those are not the
02:05   Turks, the Turks in Germany, they are…
02:08   (V.G.) We could talk about this issue,
02:10   but now it’s about the Jobbik’s one-year
02:13   term in parliament that… (rep.) all right, all right…

A Transitional Figure

George Galloway poster

A comment on our first post about George Galloway’s upset victory in Bradford West is worth reproducing here:

It is rather amusing to see Labour lose as the result of Muslims voting instead of hanging on to their easy lifestyle.

The puzzle has always been that those who championed Islam and the immigration of Muslims to our country never appeared to realise that once enough Muslims gathered together in one spot they’d vote for who they really wanted in power — not for the Labour numpties who let them in here.

A thank you vote? I don’t think so. George Galloway is a transitional politician — a step away from the Labour traitors who let Muslims get a foothold to politicians who act openly in support of Islamic causes.

But he’s only a transitional figure — one day he’ll have served his purpose too.

Then we’ll all be in real trouble.

George Galloway, Islam and Britain’s Future

Following on the Leicester Tiger’s take on yesterday’s by-election in Bradford West, Paul Weston examines the larger context of George Galloway’s victory, and what it means for the future of British politics.

George Galloway, Islam and Britain’s Future
by Paul Weston

George Galloway has won the seat of Bradford West, much to the apparent shock of the sixth-form student unionists masquerading as adult Labour politicians.

This must make Mr Andrew Neather feel a tad foolish. His proud boast that by importing the Third World Labour would “rub the noses of the right in diversity” appears to have backfired pretty spectacularly.

George GallowayBut Labour have a misguided right to feel shocked. One of the reasons for transforming Britain into a divisive multi-racial country was to ensure Labour’s rule in perpetuity. In the 2010 general election the Conservatives won only 16% of the ethnic vote, whilst Labour won the support of 72% of Bangladeshis, 78% of Afro-Caribbeans and 87% of Africans.

Labour have long pandered to the Muslim vote, for obvious reasons. Muslims wield far more electoral influence than other groups, because they vote who they are told to vote for by the local imam. Jack Straw, for example, was utterly dependent on the Islamic bloc vote in Blackburn, hence his uniformly anti-English sentiment.

But the sheer vacuous stupidity of Labour politicians and their complete inability to absorb the reality of Islam means the Galloway success is only just the beginning. Ken Livingstone will run for Mayor of London on a pro-Islam ticket. Lutfur Rahman, a Muslim with links to hard-line Islamists, is already mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Tower Hamlets: The East London Mosque

Contrary to the wishful thinking of Labour’s traitor class, Muslims will not vote for them once they become demographically large enough to vote for one of their own — or even for fanatically grovelling Islamic apologists such as the infidel Galloway. So if the Muslim demographic continues to double every decade — as it has since 1960 — then the future of British politics (and Britain) can only become increasingly Islamic.

Galloway’s election spiel had little to do with Britain or the British; he pandered only to the Muslims, even invoking Pakistan and Kashmir in a letter beginning with “A Salaam o Aleukum”. Some snippets follow:

God knows who is a Muslim. And he knows who is not….let me point out to the Muslims brothers and sisters what I stand for…..I, George Galloway, do not drink alcohol and never have… I, George Galloway have fought for Muslims at home and abroad, all of my life….what has the Labour candidate ever done for Bradford let alone Pakistan and Kashmir?… etc etc.

Muslims vote on tribal/religious lines. As their numbers swell to six million, twelve million, twenty-four million over the next few decades, so Britain will cease to resemble the cohesive liberal democracy our ancestors fought to preserve.

Immigrants in Birmingham

We have already seen widespread Muslim electoral fraud, courtesy of the postal vote. Out of a turnout of only some 30,000 in the Bradford West by-election, 33% of votes cast were by postal ballot. And this comes on top of Baroness Warsi’s claim that the last general election was swayed by Muslim postal vote fraud.

So there goes the democratic representation of Great Britain. Certain constituencies now revolve only around the Islamic faith and the internal squabbles of countries far away. Why is the Kashmir question relevant to the non-Muslims of Bradford?

I can only hope that I live to see the day when our present political class is held accountable for the betrayal of their country and their own people.

Paul Weston is Chairman of the British Freedom Party.

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    Aug   10   An Open Letter to Fellow Europeans
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        21   Cool War — Warm War — Hot War: Part 1
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        13   Who is Lord Ahmed?
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Bradford West: The Future of Europe

As reported in last night’s news feed, former MP George Galloway and his Respect party scored an upset victory in yesterday’s by-election in Bradford West. The seat he successfully contested was thought to be safe for Labour, as it had been for almost forty years.

Below is an analysis of the results by the Leicester Tiger.

George Galloway poster

George Galloway: An Analysis
by the Leicester Tiger

So the votes are in. The pundits have decided. And the narrative is now taking shape.

George Galloway’s win in Bradford West has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam, they tell us. Preposterous. Nonsense. Don’t be silly. Move along; nothing to see here. (Please note the prayer bump on the head of the imam kissing Galloway’s hand: here)

The conclusion in Britain from news sources on both the Right, and the Left, is that Bradford West is an upset at the heart of the Labour movement. It represents nothing more than the “Old” traditionalist Labour contingent forming up with a “diverse” Pakistani vote to secure victory for Galloway.

That, and a triumph for Galloway’s skills as an orator. Yeah, sure.

This is stuff and nonsense that has no grounding whatsoever in the facts. Galloway won a 10,000 plus majority by convincing the electorate that he was a better Muslim, or rather a real Muslim, when compared with the favourite, Imran Hussein of Labour, who all previous political logic predicted to be a sure thing.

The reason why I asserted last night over on the Vlad Tepes Blog that Bradford West is Europe’s future is that Galloway’s “Respect” party is nothing more than a political reality that is inevitably going to emerge from country to country in Europe, as the demographics shift.

The party has only ever stood successfully in one other constituency before: Tower Hamlets. In this campaign video for Bradford they are described as the party that “sorted out” Tower Hamlets, and indeed they did: Respect’s control coincided with its transition from minority Islamic borough to Islamist Sharia fiefdom. As regular Gates of Vienna readers will be more than aware.

Why on earth did Galloway come to Bradford, where he had never been before, and win the most resounding turnaround that Westminster parliamentary history has ever seen? And in a constituency that has been a safe Labour seat for 40 years? This video debate between the candidates is illuminating, and it highlights why for example, as Galloway’s letter to Bradford West’s Islamic community made clear the fact that Hussain was Pakistani, or represented the policies of Labour leader Ed Miliband, was utterly irrelevant.

What mattered more to the key voters of Bradford (and didn’t even appear on the radar screens of the “Westminster bubble”) was that Imran Hussein was widely rumoured locally to be a boozer, and thus couldn’t possibly be considered a proper Muslim. While Galloway — teetotaller, two Muslim wives, a political career supporting Muslim causes, and a history of making Islamic declarations of faith — secretly was.

Galloway’s win came because “The Respect Party” is code for The MUSLIM Party. The European precedent has now been set for a thumping win by such a party, and it will be the first of many. Mark my words.

Let’s break down the numbers:

Candidate Party # votes % of vote % change
George Galloway Respect 18,341 55.89% +52.83%
Imran Hussain Labour 8,201 24.99% -20.36%
Jackie Whiteley Conservative 2,746 8.37% -22.78%
Jeanette Sunderland Liberal Democrats 1,505 4.59% -7.08%

There is nothing whatsoever to misunderstand here.

If the assertions of the British commentariat had any validity, the percentage shift from Labour in Galloway’s favour would have far exceeded that from the Conservatives. But the figures do not represent such a reality at all.

Galloway’s independent support numbers a mere 4% shift in vote, on top of the combined block abandoning all the other parties. The academic analysis is just as divorced from the reality happening on the ground as the political punditry.

Given that the entire election turned into a sectarian, “I’m more Muslim than you” contest, between Hussein and Galloway, not surprisingly the 50% of the constituency that are thought to actually be English stayed at home. Thus the turnout crucially was exactly 50%.

This is the object lesson to which we must pay close attention: it’s not necessary for Muslims to outnumber locals to achieve political dominance in Western Europe. (Neither is there some decades-hence projected point where Islam begins to take political control by overwhelming population numbers.)

All that has to happen is for apathy and infighting to keep a united European vote either divided or away from the polls, and for the right religiously-motivated candidate to unite the Muslims behind him.

Finally, I also noted last night how this win decisively proved the case for the Islamisation of Western Europe made by Kent Ekeroth in an interview last week on RT, where he was harangued as a fantasist by the others speakers and even the host.

One of those “debunking” his “absurd” assertions was Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, “the UK’s leading Muslim youth organization,” and a “moderate” group aimed at “helping young Muslims… and fostering interfaith dialogue.” So who’s this on the right of Mr Galloway last night in the pink tie? Why, if it isn’t Mr Shafiq!

Really, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/29/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/29/2012The flamboyant former MP George Galloway will be returning to Parliament in Westminster after his stunning victory in the West Bradford by-election. Mr. Galloway scored his upset by being more Islamic than his Labour opponent, an ethnic Pakistani who was thought to be holding a safe seat.

In other news, an elderly man survived ten days stranded in a remote Nevada desert location by drinking melted snow and ditch water. After the first few days of their ordeal, his friend left their stuck vehicle to get help, and was later found dead a mile and a half away.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Religious Affairs in Indonesia has declared that the miniskirt is “pornographic” and must be banned.

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