Is Breivik’s Trial Unconstitutional?

Beach Bum, one of our Norwegian expat contributors — no, he isn’t Bruce Bawer, either — has been watching the shenanigans going on in his homeland with growing concern. This so-called “trial” of Breivik has brought to the fore a growing apprehension he has had for quite some time.

Before you read his research, look at this “news” report we received earlier today. See if your reaction isn’t similar to the old saying “denial is not the name of a river in Egypt”…

Norway is quite fragile and will be for a long time to come. A culture which steadfastly refuses to metabolize normal human anger at what was done to its children is a culture in deep trouble:

Many survivors and victims’ families have been in court to watch the proceedings, yet there has been no display of anger or desire for revenge. The same is true for people outside of the court in Oslo or elsewhere in Norway.

One man, giving his name only as Carl, tied roses to the fence surrounding the court entrance. It formed part of a growing sea of flowers with written messages of hope, peace and condolences — an echo of last summer when flowers covered nearly every one of Oslo’s public squares in a response to the violence.

“We can’t show any anger here, because everything is so crazy,” he said.

“So this is our way of — not forgetting it — but thinking of something else and focusing on what happened last summer after the explosion … all the flowers in Oslo. I think it is the same thing we want to do, just to show what we mean about this.”


One Norwegian author and commentator who is following the case, Anders Giaever of the Oslo daily Verdens Gang (VG), told DW the reaction was “typically Norwegian.”


“Breivik is such an extraordinary crime, it’s the first time we experience anything like it. If something like this were to happen again I think the mood would change,” Giaever said.

I’ll bet “the mood” would change all right. And then “nice” Norway — the country famous for hating Jews and loving the terrorists of Hamas — would suddenly become more congruent.

That brittle façade would shatter into five million angry pieces.

So much for my say. The important part, Beach Bum’s observations and research are below. His conclusions are likely to send those in charge of his native country even further into denial.

Breivik in black #2

Is the trial of Anders Behring Breivik unconstitutional?

by Beach Bum

Law is a complex subject, and given that the author of this post is not a lawyer, the content of what I have to say cannot be guaranteed to be entirely accurate. However, the subject matter uncovers a hidden story with enough truth to make further investigations worthwhile for those who do possess knowledge of Norwegian law.

It is worth noting that the original laws are not written in English, so wording in the translation will necessarily differ from that of the original Norwegian text. However, these minor issues have no bearing on the underlying truth on which the facts presented here are based.

The conclusion is that the trial of the Norwegian terrorist and mass murderer, Anders Behring Breivik, is unconstitutional. Because of this, any verdict handed down by the judges could be annulled and declared void. That sad fact is inescapable.

I will substantiate this claim and demonstrate how the Norwegian state and its legal systems have been thoroughly corrupted.

This situation is known by the Norwegian media. They have been contacted on several occasions by any number of people, but to no avail. Having been presented with the facts you will read here, they have chosen not to pursue the issues in any satisfactory fashion.


The first person to bring attention to these problems was the Norwegian lawyer, Herman J. Berge. He learned that some of the judges who were presiding over cases in which he was involved professionally had failed to sign and file their judicial oaths in the correct manner, something that judges in Norway are required to do by law. After investigating the matter more closely, Mr. Berge and other investigators discovered that the problem was much more widespread than he had initially suspected: the number of judges who had failed to properly submit and file these oaths possibly number in the hundreds.

Article 60 of the ‘law of the Norwegian courts’ states that:

“All judges with the exemption of lay judges shall submit a written declaration that they will conscientiously perform their duties. The declaration shall be submitted to the court administration or the county general. The declaration is also required for judges in conflict resolution councils. The King shall determine the wording of the declaration.”

Thus, before any judge is allowed to preside over a case in any Norwegian court, there are several steps to satisfying the obligation for a judge:

(1)   He must swear the judicial oath, and
(2)   He must also submit a written declaration attesting to this.
(3)   This declaration is then stamped and filed with the office of the Court Administration.

The consequences for failing to take the judicial oath or neglecting to process this declaration correctly are supposed to be levied automatically. That is, such omissions should lead to the nullification or voiding of any verdicts handed down by “irregular” judges.

This is not new. Legal precedent in the matter was set in 1916 when the Supreme Court of Norway ruled to nullify a verdict in a lower court on just this basis — i.e., that the presiding judge in a specific case had failed to submit his written declaration at the time the trial took place. Indeed, a similar case is currently scheduled to go before the Norwegian Supreme Court on June 14, 2012. (Felxiped AS vs. Brødrene Fossum AS).

The consequences resulting from these many failures to adhere to the law these ‘rogue’ judges purportedly pledge to uphold are ominous for the rule of law in my native country. Numerous sitting judges in Norway have flouted the law themselves. In so doing, they are not legally permitted to preside over court cases. This wanton disregard of the mandates of the Norwegian constitution is disturbing. It is also illegal.

In Norway a judge is classified as an “embedsmann”. Essentially this means he or she is a higher public servant or official. Such a position requires that an oath or a pledge of allegiance to the Constitution and the King take place before assuming office. A list (which is a work in progress) of the names of sitting judges, plus those who have retired, all of them having failed to abide by the Constitution, can be found here. And retired judges that have failed to do so according to the correct procedures can be found on this page.


It is a criminal offence to assume office before submitting the written declaration outlined above. Such behaviour is tantamount to impersonating a judge. The second step, having the declaration signed, stamped and filed, is a necessary part of the legal validation of any judge’s standing within the judicial system.

Here’s another point worth considering: obviously a clean criminal record is a basic requirement for assuming this position in Norway. Thus, the so-called judges who have failed to abide by the basic rules of validation for their position are operating outside the law they seem to uphold. In other words, they have broken the law. In consequence, as law-breakers, they are not eligible to sit on the bench. A deliberate act of omission is still a crime.

Consequences for the Trial of Anders Behring Breivik

There have been allegations made that two of the judges in the current trial of Breivik failed to follow Norway’s constitutional requirements for the position they hold. It may be the case that both Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen and Arne Lyng are ineligible to serve in the positions they hold.

These allegations are difficult to prove beyond doubt because of the lack of cooperation by the country’s elites in the responding to petitions by Norwegian citizens to have the matter addressed.

Having been ignored by the government and media elites, concerned Norwegians have begun employing social media to bring attention to this breach of law. Using Facebook and Twitter, they have banded together to demand investigations into the allegation made here — i.e., that two judges in this trial of the century do not have the legal standing to preside in this case because they failed to follow constitutional law themselves.

If it is indeed true that neither Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen nor Arne Lyng submitted their declarations in accordance with the constitution of Norway, what does that mean for the current proceeding against Breivik? At the very least, it presents a nightmare possibility that Breivik’s defence team will use the opportunity to demand a retrial, this time with legal judges.

What this demand might do to the career prospects for the defence lawyers in a small country like Norway is an open question. Will they do the right thing, or will they go along to get along, keeping quiet for the sake of ‘peace’ and ‘justice’ and the fear of being shamed or shunned themselves?

The Future of the Rule of Law in Norway

Many Norwegians have simply had enough of these kinds of gross malfeasance by their elites. Citizens have started working actively to expose the massive corruption in their legal/political system. In recent years organized groups have begun to fight back via the internet. Facebook has a number of sites dedicated to the problem; the biggest of these is “Dommerforsikringer”. Obviously to access the page you must be registered with Facebook yourself.

In addition, a meeting organized by the group was held in the city of Bergen last month, and a demonstration tentatively planned for May 12th, will take place in Oslo. Instead of getting together to sing songs against Breivik, brave souls will meet in public to bring this situation to light at some point in this trial. The main goal of the group is to get members from the international media to cover their case. They hope that international attention to the current unlawful practice of permitting unconstitutional judges to preside over court cases in Norway will begin the process of reining them in. This will not be easy. There are powerful people in Norway who will oppose having any sunlight shine on this shameful situation.

Questions for My Fellow Norwegians

If the members of the judiciary do not follow the constitution then who will? In fact, who else can if they refuse to police their own ranks?

How can a purportedly democratic nation, claiming to operate under the rule of law, permit this ongoing open defiance of our Constitution?

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Requests for additional information can be obtained by contacting the administrators of the Facebook group mentioned above. They are also willing to meet and talk with journalists in Oslo.


Lawyer, Herman J Berge, has a . He also runs the Facebook group, “RettsNorge”.

The activist group on Facebook mentioned above — “Dommerforsikringer” — has a Facebook page also. Again, if you have a Facebook account, look here:

Rune Fardal has additional information on the written declarations and the laws related to this subject. Go here.

Note from Dymphna: Even though Gates of Vienna has a Facebook ‘presence’ (if I remember correctly it’s called “Gates of Vienna II” or something like) we are not the admin and don’t use Facebook. Or as one commenter called it recently, “Face Ache”; he has a point. Given all that the Baron has to do just to stay a week behind, adding FB to the mix isn’t possible. Unless I clone him.

However, I urge even those who don’t speak Scandinavian languages can avail themselves of Google’s Translate page. I did so for the Rune Fardal site and managed to retrieve this:

For years, hundreds of judges sitting right in without having the following law, nødvandige formalities. They have been illegal court and thus violated the law. The practice of having judges without judgment or embetsed insurance and is accepted in the courts simply because it is so widespread that no one will notice how different it really is. The consequences are so great for the legal system that most people were familiar with this it would completely paralyze the courts and their “confidence” would be reduced significantly. Therefore, judges break the law, but when others do something they are not certified to do, such as driving without a valid license, they are punished by the same judges! The law is very clear. According to the Supreme Court’s decision as early as 1916, a judgment issued by a judge without a judge void the insurance. It is to be regarded as invalid, a nullitet.

I know. Machine translations and all that. But machines ‘speak’ better Norwegian than I do, so I’m glad to have the assistance.

Notice the mention of insurance. Evidently this is also a problem — i.e., a judiciary without insurance. Hmm… that in itself is an intriguing aspect of the whole scofflaw mindset.

I repeat what Caroline Glick said so succinctly: Norway may well be a totalitarian democracy. That is hardly a judgment, since my own country is moving rapidly in that direction.

The Great Jihad Comes to Hesse

This brief video about self-identified Islamic terrorists in Germany is part of a longer article from Die Welt. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The article below from Die Welt (also translated by Hermes) describes the recent concentration of Islamic radicals and terrorists in the state of Hesse:

Hesse turning into a center for radical Salafists

An ever increasing number of radical Islamists gather in Hesse. A prominent figure among them is Mohamed Mahmoud, who openly incites against Germany. It seems that the authorities have their hands tied. Florian Flade reports.

“Allah willing we will conquer Rome! And them St. Peter’s square will be the place where punishments in the name of Allah will be carried out,” The man with the military vest and the traditional Pashtun wool cap says.

“Explain to your children what jihad is! Tell them about Guantánamo, about Gaza, tell them that! So they will grow up with hatred towards the Kuffar (unbelievers)”, says the somewhat bull-like preacher with shoulder-length curly haired, thus sharpening his audience’s mood.

One might think that sermons such as these come from the mountains of Afghanistan. But the man who preaches them lives in the middle of Germany, specifically in the Hessian Odenwald. His name is Mohamed Mahmoud, but he calls himself “Abu Usama al-Gharib.” Security authorities see in the 26-year-old Austrian a spiritual arsonist, a pioneer of Islamic terror.

Mahmoud preaches a form of radical Islam which glorifies jihad against “infidels”, and openly calls Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden a hero.

Intelligence agencies and politicians are alarmed

Intelligence agencies and politicians are alarmed that radical Islamist preachers like Mahmoud have recently increased in numbers in Hesse. Groups and individuals from Islamic circles are establishing an increasingly wide net Between Kassel and Darmstadt.

“I observe with great concern that Hesse — and especially the Rhine-Main region — continues to grow as a center for Salafists in Germany,” Hesse’s Interior Minister Boris Rhein (CDU) told Welt Online.

What confirms this trend is that militant Salafists from all over the country are establishing their residence in Hesse or at least are more often to be found there, the Minister said. “In the Rhine-Main region an important Salafist missionary network has been established.”

When domestic intelligence talks about the radicalization of Islamists in Hesse, they refer particularly to the jihadist preacher Mohamed Mahmoud. He is currently considered the most radical protagonists among the Salafists in Hesse.

Contact with Islamists in Berlin

In September 2011, the self-confessed Taliban sympathizer was released from a prison in Vienna after four years in jail on charges of forming and promoting a terrorist organization. Just a short time later, Mahmoud, who is considered a pioneer of German jihadist propaganda on the Internet, settled in Berlin.

Once in the German capital, he made contacts with like-minded Islamists, including the former rapper Denis Cuspert (formerly known as “Deso Dogg”).

Mahmoud’s stay in Berlin did not last long. Security authorities immediately put the 26-year-old under surveillance, and the local Muslim community also responded in not very effusive way, which was different from Mahmoud’s expectations. After only a few weeks the Austrian moved to Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia and established himself there as the Imam of a backyard mosque with a bad reputation.

As the media interest in the local Islamic community grew and politicians and citizens began to protest against ongoing Islamist activities, Mahmoud shifted his residence in late February from Solingen to the southern state of Hesse. Since then he is reported to be living in the small town of Erbach in Odenwald, about 70 kilometers south of Frankfurt.

The reason for moving to the provincial city of roughly 13,000 inhabitants was probably not only the growing public protest in Solingen, but also his marriage to a woman living in Erbach. According to information from Welt Online, Mohamed Mahmoud has lived since the beginning of the year together with the Muslim woman Miranda K. This German convert has been active in Salafist circles and also operates an Islamist website.

The hate preacher has been married for two months

The preacher Mahmoud and the internet activist Miranda K. have been now married for more than two months — under Islamic, not German law. Even without the activities of Mohamed Mahmoud, the security forces of Hesse have lots of issues to be concerned about. The radical Islamic networks, especially those around Frankfurt, are very much alive these days. During the current Quran distribution campaign, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has in recent weeks alone counted over 70 information booths in different cities in Hesse.

Both in the wider area of Frankfurt-Offenbach, and also in Kassel — Northern Hessian Islamist groups have been active for years, and their activities are being closely watched by the security forces. One of the Salafist groups is “DawaFMM”, in Frankfurt am Main, which is the second largest Salafistist missionary network in Germany. The members of DawaFFM, many of them German converts, are considered by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution as extremist, and partly classified as those advocating for jihad. The group and its related youth division regularly organize football matches and seminars on Islam, and also advocate on the Internet for an ultra-conservative Islam. This missionary work found fertile soil in the Rhine-Main area. “The environment is favorable there, where many German immigrants and those with failed schooling and professional careers live,” a spokesman for the Hessian Office for the Protection of the Constitution told Welt Online.

With their simple world view of good and evil, with the sense of community and the promise of paradise, Salafists offer a supposed alternative — determined by the Koran and the role model of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Kosovar Arid U. also belonged to these circles

According to security forces, it was through contacts with “DawaFMM” that the Kosovar Arid U. from Frankfurt-Sossenheim became involved with radical Islamic ideologies. On March 4, 2011 the then 21-year-old shot two U.S. soldiers to death at Frankfurt airport.

During the weeks before his murderous act, Arid U. had been radicalized through the Internet. He was also apparently in contact with members of “DawaFFM” through Facebook. The group “DawaFFM” and its leading figure, the preacher Sheikh Abdellatif R., appeared in virtually all headlines nationwide after the crimes of Arid U. The Frankfurt Salafis tried then to limit the possible damage and restrained themselves on the propaganda front. Everything got quiet around “DawaFFM.” But since the launch of the project “Read!”, the Salafists of Frankfurt have been active again for some time now.

In March the members of “DawaFFM” distributed some hundreds of free Korans to passersby within a few hours at Frankfurt’s Zeil shopping street.

Meanwhile, the city administration prohibited the Islamists from distributing the Korans at information stands on the pedestrian zones, and more communities in Hesse strengthened the conditions and rules for such distribution. “We must take steps against the efforts of the Salafists, on one hand with the whole force of the law, and on the other with a wide range of preventive measures, as the Salafist propaganda is clearly a fertile ground for violence,” Interior Minister Rhein said. “Salafists abuse our constitutionally-guaranteed right to religious freedom for the dissemination of their dangerous extremist ideology.”

Loss of the ‘right to freedom of movement’?

In addition to the work of prevention and surveillance in particular in mosques, schools, sports clubs, and also in detention centers, the Interior Ministry of Hesse now finds itself increasingly forced to take measures against Islamist forces. According to an initiative from the authorities in Berlin, it is currently being analyzed whether the deportation of the extremist preacher Mohamed Mahmoud could be legally justified.

In the Schengen area EU citizens are free to settle where they want. But if a person is proved to be a source of danger, the so-called “loss of the right to freedom of movement” is implemented. This means that Mohamed Mahmoud could no longer reside in the Federal Republic.

The most radical preacher of Hesse was unimpressed by the announced measures. “The enemies of Allah can’t stop that. I wander all over the country as I fancy. And if they take away my documents, then I go to another country and I stroll where I want […] And those will then argue with the ones here because of having sent me to their country [sic].”

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Transcript of the video:

00:02   The person you see here is Joachim C
00:04   from Bonn, a self-confessed terrorist
00:06   who encourages German Muslims to
00:08   commit terrorist acts. Among the
00:10   suitable targets, he cites discos,
00:12   restaurants, malls and trains. He has
00:14   been living for some years at the
00:16   borderline between Afghanistan and
00:18   Pakistan, in the region of Waziristan,
00:20   and he is a member of the terrorist group
00:22   ’Islamic Movement Uzbekistan’
00:24   [ terrorist speaking ] ‘Among them, for example,
00:26   the Germans, the so-called ‘nation of the poets
00:28   and thinkers’, it is curious how the word ‘terrorist’
00:31   has spread in recent times in form of a ‘whisper’
00:34   but without being whispered…
00:36   According to security experts it cannot
00:39   be ruled out that radicalized ones felt
00:42   motivated to commit terror acts thanks
00:44   to these propaganda videos.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/26/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/26/2012Two bombing attacks on the offices of three Nigerian newspapers killed at least seven people and injured dozens. The first attack was carried out by a suicide bomber in the capital, Abuja. The second took place in the northern city of Kaduna.

In an echo of last year’s “Camp of the Saints” refugee crisis, a boatload of Afghan migrants was apparently abandoned off the coast of Calabria by human traffickers. At least one would-be immigrant died when 35 were thrown overboard by the traffickers.

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

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Conserving Electricity Through Cultural Enrichment

Cultural Enrichment News

Per capita electricity consumption in Norway has fallen in recent years. Officially-sponsored research has revealed the surprising reason behind this encouraging trend: mass immigration from the Third World.

Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated an article about this phenomenal discovery. The translator includes this note:

This article is another stunning example of the brilliant research methods favoured by the Norwegian Left. In this story we’re told that non-Western immigration has resulted in a drastic reduction in electricity consumption in Norway.

Perhaps the dark bodies of the immigrants retain the heat more effectively than that of their pale-skinned hosts in the winter months. Or maybe it’s simply that they haven’t figured out how to turn on the heaters…?

Isn’t it exciting to see the multicults two favourite issues fused into one ‘happy feel-good’ news item?

Not only is asylum immigration culturally and financially enriching for Norway, but it’s also very beneficial for the environment. Wahoo! Can’t get much better than that!

Maybe I’m just a cynical old sod, but surely the fact that the Norwegian national power company was privatised in the early 1990s — which caused electricity prices to skyrocket overnight — has something to do with this reduction in power consumption?

The translated article from NRK:

Immigration has led to a reduction in electricity consumption

Electricity consumption in Norway is on its way down, and we can thank our new compatriots for this as they use minimal electricity.

The food is like in most Norwegian homes, but the living area is smaller and there are fewer lights in the home of the family of five from Eritrea.

“We turn off everything we don’t need. We don’t use much electricity,” says Milki Tecla.

And he is not alone in doing so. The number of non-western immigrants has quadrupled in Norway since 1990, and during the same period the electricity consumption of Norwegian households has levelled out.

NVE discovered that while electricity usage has increased at a steady pace, by 55 percent between 1970 and 1990, the usage from 1990 onwards has only increased by a meagre three percent.

They gave Vestlandsforsking [West Coast Research] the assignment of finding the cause behind this new trend.

Increase in living area per person has halted

The report from Vestlandsforsking establishes a clear connection.

“The most important factor is that the increase in living area per person has halted. And the most important reason for this is the growth in the number of non-Western immigrants, who on average use 40% less living area than the rest of the population,” says Carlo Aall, the head of research at Vestlandsforsking.

Had the graph continue to rise as it did until 1990, we would have seen a 55 percent increase in electricity consumption compared to today’s level.

“But there has been a significant reduction, approximately 60 Alta power plants [The Alta Plant is a hydro electric power plant in northern Norway],” Aall says.

The main contributing factor is immigration

There is no question that a milder climate and energy-reducing measures such as additional insulation and heat pumps contribute to the overall drop. But the most significant factor for this overall reduction is immigration.

The family from Eritrea agrees. They only use electricity when it is necessary.

“When you have less space, you use less power,” says Embaynesh Mengistu.

“I have been in many Norwegian homes and I think they use too much electricity,” Milki Tecla says.

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

Sabotaging Our Miserable House

Muslim Brotherhood logo and Hassan al-Banna

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen, known in English as the “Muslim Brotherhood”, was founded by the Egyptian radical Hassan al-Banna in 1928. After he was assassinated in 1949 his mantle was assumed by Sayyid Qutb, who became the most popular exponent of Sunni fundamentalism in history.

The Brotherhood is a quintessential Islamic reform movement. Above all else it aims to return to the original practice of the Islamic faith as laid out in the Koran and the Sunna.

Its motto — which is echoed by Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood franchise in “Palestine” — is translated thus:

Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.

Most American readers will be familiar with the Islamic charity known as the Holy Land Foundation, whose directors were convicted on one hundred and eight charges of terrorism financing in November 2008.

Holy Land Foundation document — introduction

The above document was composed in 1991. It was entered into evidence during the Holy Land Foundation trial, and was stipulated to by the defense. From a legal standpoint, that means that what this document says is true.

It serves as the explanatory memorandum on the general strategic goal for a group in North America known as “the Islamic Movement led by Muslim Brotherhood.” Pay particular attention to these paragraphs:

The Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry [sic] out this grand mission as a “Civilization Jihadist” responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslims and — on top of them — the Muslim Brotherhood in this country.

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. … It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is …

Our leaders want American citizens to be unaware of the “Civilization Jihad”. They would prefer that we regard Islam as just another religion, like Presbyterianism or Buddhism. They don’t want us to know that Islam is a totalitarian political ideology with a primitive religious component. Our awareness would upset their petrodollar-funded applecart.

To educate Americans about what is being done to their country, the Center for Security Policy in Washington D.C. — most emphatically not funded by petrodollars — has now released a ten-part online course about the Muslim Brotherhood in America.

It’s depressing stuff. We don’t want the scales to be lifted from our eyes, because then we would have to pay attention to something that we’d prefer not to see. The truth is hard to look at.

But here it is, introduced by Frank Gaffney, the president of CSP:

From the introduction to The Muslim Brotherhood in America:

Have you ever asked yourself why, despite more than ten years of efforts –involving, among other things, the loss of thousands of lives in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, well-over a trillion dollars spent, countless man-years wasted waiting in airport security lines and endless efforts to ensure that no offense is given to seemingly permanently aggrieved Muslim activists – are we no closer to victory in the so-called “war on terror” than we were on 9/11?

Thankfully, we have been able to kill some dangerous bad guys. The sad truth of the matter is that, by almost any other measure, the prospect of victory is becoming more remote by the day. And no one seems able to explain the reason.

In an effort to provide the missing answer, on April 24, the Center for Security Policy is making available via the Internet a new, free ten-part video course called “The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within.” This course connects the proverbial dots, drawing on a wealth of publicly available data and first-hand accounts to present a picture that has, for over a decade, been obscured, denied and suppressed:

America faces in addition to the threat of violent jihad another, even more toxic danger – a stealthy and pre-violent form of warfare aimed at destroying our constitutional form of democratic government and free society. The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime-mover behind this seditious campaign, which it calls “civilization jihad.”

There’s more detail at Key Findings:

This Course draws exclusively upon information in the public domain and that obtained from first-hand accounts. There is, assuredly, considerably more information that would be helpful to making to a full threat assessment. The findings below, based solely on what is currently available, should prompt those with access to classified information, subpoena power and other investigative tools to bring them to bear urgently for that purpose.

1.   Shariah is a totalitarian, brutally repressive and supremacist doctrine. Its adherents – notably, the Muslim Brotherhood – seek to bring it here.
2.   Shariah is principally about power, not faith. Accordingly, acting to realize its political end of overthrowing the U.S. government is seditious and must be prosecuted, not treated as protected religious practice.
3.   The Brotherhood is not a non-violent group. Rather, in most countries where it operates including the United States, it is in a pre-violent phase.
4.   The Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic plan, the group’s mission in America is a “civilization-jihadist process…a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within” by our hands.
5.   The Muslim Brotherhood’s civilization jihad is being pursued through stealthy means involving the penetration and subversion of this country’s civil society and governing institutions. Presidencies of both parties have been compromised in this way.
6.   One determinant of the success of such a stealthy, pre-violent jihad is what the military calls “information dominance.” If the Muslim Brotherhood can exercise it, we can be kept ignorant of the true nature of the threat they pose – and the progress they are making in bringing shariah to America. That has been substantially the case over the past ten years and increasingly of late.
7.   The Muslim Brotherhood was helped in its efforts to achieve information dominance over the George W. Bush administration, thanks to collaboration between a top Muslim Brotherhood operative, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist.
8.   In addition to al Qaeda financier Alamoudi, Norquist helped mainstream in the Bush campaign and/or administration five other Muslims with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. They were: the Islamic Free Market Institute’s Khalid Saffuri, CAIR’s Nihad Awad, Palestinian Jihad’s Sami al-Arian, the Fiqh Council’s Muzzamil Siddiqi and Suhail Khan, a former staffer for Rep. Tom Campbell of California.
9.   In his capacity as the de facto Muslim gatekeeper in the Office of Public Liaison under senior Bush advisor Karl Rove, and then as an assistant in the personal office of the Secretary of Transportation, Khan had, at a minimum, an opportunity to facilitate the penetration of other Islamists.
10.   Both during and after the Bush administration, Norquist has used various organizations to promote Islamist agendas. These have included Red-Green coalitions made up of radical and other leftists and Muslim Brotherhood front groups with whom they routinely make common cause, to the detriment of U.S. security, constitutional freedoms and other interests.
11.   Norquist has worked for years to “create relations with top political leaders and Muslims.” Of late, that has included running such Muslims for elective office as Republicans. Three of his protégés – Kamal Nawash, Faisal Gill and Imad “David” Ramadan – have met with mixed results in their runs for state legislative seats in Virginia thanks to troubling questions about their backgrounds and associations.
12.   Norquist continues to support Islamist agenda items and to work to counter initiatives opposed by the Brothers. In the process, he has collaborated with radical leftists and Islamists in Red-Green Coalitions, the latter include Iranian influence operations.
13.   The precedents, personnel and policies promoted by Norquist and his friends during the George W. Bush administration have metastasized dramatically under that of President Obama.
14.   Notably, six Islamist-sympathizers have achieved positions within or advisory roles serving Team Obama: Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Rashad Hussein; Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Huma Abedein; Presidential advisor Dalia Mogahed; FBI Citizens Academy graduate Kifah Mustafa; Homeland Security Advisory Committee Member Mohamed Elibiary and Homeland Security Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Member Mohamed Magid.
15.   The conduct of seven key federal agencies suggests the considerable success of the Muslim Brotherhood in destroying us from within by our own hands – starting with the policies and directives emanating from the Oval Office and elsewhere in the White House complex, and including the priorities and activities of: the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Departments of State, Justice, Defense and Homeland Security and even NASA.
16.   There are myriad steps Americans can – and must – take to counter this civilization jihad. Some can be undertaken as individuals; some through organized efforts; and others as a nation.

In light of these findings, there is an urgent need for rigorous congressional oversight and investigations aimed at exposing the extent of the civilization jihad – and the need for corrective action aimed at countering it, particularly by federal authorities. Such legislative branch initiatives should be accompanied by corresponding actions initiated by Inspectors General and, as appropriate, law enforcement.

There is much, much more to be learned about The Muslim Brotherhood in America.

Take the course — you owe it to yourself, and to your children, and to your grandchildren.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading the video used in this post.

More on the German Koran Giveaway

Lies Koran!

As we reported last week, a proposal by a Salafist group in Germany to give away 25 million Korans has caused discussion and controversy in the German media. Even though the Korans would be in German — and therefore not “proper” Korans — there is concern that recipients who throw their free Korans into the garbage, or burn them, or otherwise handle them in a non-halal fashion, may be subjected to reprisals.

Below is a roundup of German news stories on Abu Nagie and his Koran giveaway, as translated by Hermes. First, from Focus Online:

Police union warns about the distribution of Korans

“Hard hand of the state” against Salafis

The Chief of the German Police Union, Rainer Wendt, calls for a “hard hand of the state” against the Salafists. According to Horst Seehofer, “political and constitutional methods” must be implemented.

The campaign of handing out free Korans (Its naming: “Read!”) by Salafist extremists in Germany provides fuel for further outrage at police and political circles. Following this, Rainer Wendt (55), head of the German Police Union (DPolG), calls for a “hard hand of the state” against the Salafists who are behind the controversial action.

Wendt told the Newspaper “Bild” on Monday that: “When activists go to the streets, they must have this clearly in mind: Every step they take is being monitored, and if they exceed a legal limit, they will feel the fist of the state on them”. The state cannot tolerate that “Salafis make propaganda for extremist goals on behalf of religious freedom and stop journalists from doing their work of coverage. “

The problem is the proselytization about radical Islam

The Minister President of Hessen, Volker Bouffier (CDU) declared to Bild that: “The problem is not the distribution of the Koran, the problem is the goal of this action, which is proselytization about a radical and anti-democratic form of Islam” Only education and information works against this. Bouffier warned against overlooking it or ignoring the aspirations of the Salafists. “We must trivialize nothing. People need to know who and what is really behind this action, “continued the conservative politician.

Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) told the online edition of newspaper Bild regarding the Quran campaign: “Germany is a Christian-oriented country and will remain so. This is a special duty for the Christian parties. I will make the aggressive proselytizing of radical Islamist Salafists a topic at tomorrow’s cabinet meeting. This must be counteracted in political and constitutional ways. We cannot simply go back to the normal daily agenda.”

Another article from Focus Online:

Threatening video against Salafists — Security forces fear escalation

The situation around the radical Islamic Salafist threat continues to escalate. After the appearance on the internet of a threatening video against journalists who had reported critically about the Islamists, another video has also appeared, but this time directed against a Salafist living in Hessen. The origin of the video is unknown.

After the appearance of the threatening video against journalists who had reported critically about the radical Islamic Salafists, the security forces fear the escalation of events after the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Saturday that a video allegedly produced by the extreme right directed against a Salafist living in Hessen had appeared on the internet. The video calls indirectly for taking justice on one’s own hand. In the video, a blood-stained knife was allegedly seen together with the address of the Salafist and a message about “going to visit him at that given address”.

The National Criminal Office of Hessen confirmed to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that the issue was being investigated. It could not be ruled out that the authors of the video came from right-wing circles. Taking into consideration this report, it will also be investigated whether this video was recorded by Islamists themselves in order to make more propaganda. A spokesman for the police headquarters in Southern Hessen – Darmstadt confirmed on Friday evening to the DPA news agency the existence of a video, which needed to be examined more accurately.

The Koran initiative has spread to Switzerland. According to Die Welt:

Muslims want to distribute the Koran in Switzerland

Muslims in Switzerland will hand over 14,000 copies of the Koran to passersby. The Islamic Council of Switzerland stayed away from the action, declaring that: “The Koran is not a flyer.”

After the controversial distribution of free copies of the Koran in Germany, Muslims have announced similar actions in Switzerland. 14,000 copies of the Koran are to be handed over during the next weeks to passersby in the towns of Zurich, Basel, Aargau, St. Gallen and Winterthur. This is what the Neue Zurcher Zeitung reported in Sunday. These copies would come from stocks in a print office in Ulm, copies already supplied to Muslims for their distribution campaign in the Federal Republic.

Having learned from the sometimes violent incidents in the neighboring country, those in Switzerland involved in this action want to act in a more diplomatic way, the newspaper reported. In Germany the distribution campaign was organized by the group called “True Religion”, which is listed among the radical Islamic Salafists. Swiss Koran distributors said they would act independently of their co-religionists in Germany.

Less intrusive than Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) kept itself away from the action: “The handing-over method does not make sense for us,” Spokesman Naim Cherni told the newspaper. “The Koran is not a flyer.”

On the other hand, Hisham Maizar, president of the moderate federation Umbrella for Islamic Organizations in Switzerland (FIDS), said that most of the young Quran distributors represent no Islamist threat. Moreover, it is less intrusive to spread the Koran on the streets than “as if a Jehovah Witness were knocking on the door with a Bible in his hand.”

Back to Germany — another article from Die Welt:

Radical preacher’s benefits may be reduced

The controversial Salafist Abu Nagie has received €100,000 euros from the state up until now. Resistance to this situation is growing: the CSU, the police union and job centers want to cut financial benefits directed to him.

Politics and police tolerate no more thousands of euros from the Hartz IV welfare program being given to the Islamist Ibrahim Abu Nagie. “No more money from the government for a hate preacher! It is nonsense that we spend money for the surveillance and (also for the) maintenance of Ibrahim Abu Nagie,” Rainer Wendt, head of the German police union told the Bild newspaper.

The CSU expert of interior affairs Stephan Mayer calls for a review of government benefits. “If someone roams through the country engaging in hate-speech and putting into question the free democratic order, one has to check whether a statutory amendment is required to deny state subsidies to that extremist.”

Abu Nagie reported to have received €100,000

According to the newspaper Bild, this father of three has lived for five years on €1860 per month plus child-support money. The final calculation would give a total of €100,000 euros received from the authorities.

The job center in charge has been for long looking for ways and means to slash the income of Abu Nagie. In this way, according to Bild, his housing subsidy for his townhouse in a middle-class outlying district of Cologne was already curtailed. In case of abuse of benefits, the employment agency could even claim back money if too much has been paid out.

Abu Nagie blamed the state for having to live on welfare money. He declared to the newspaper Bild that until 2007 he allegedly had a business dedicated to the production of self-adhesive films. “Back then I should have had to pay an extra of €70,000 euros but I didn’t do it as a matter of principle, and then the government made my company go bankrupt…”

Propaganda of the Salafist

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution sees in the weeks-long campaign for the distribution of free Korans initiated by Abu Nagie a propaganda offensive by the Salafists in order to recruit followers. The distribution taking place in pedestrian zones is being financed, according to the Salafists, through donations and the selling of Korans to muslims.

Salafis are followers of a fundamentalist branch of Islam. According to security authorities, they seek the recognition of an Islamic theocracy, which is incompatible with Western democracy. Therefore, in individual cases they engage in the use of force to make their ideology prevail. The estimate of the authorities is that some 4,000 individuals belonging to Salafist circles in Germany.

Why “Fjordman”?


Fjordman’s latest essay has been published at Vlad Tepes. Some excerpts are below:

Why I Chose the Name Fjordman

I have previously written a brief review of Bruce Bawer’s latest ebook The New Quislings: How the International Left Used the Oslo Massacre to Silence Debate About Islam. I am now preparing a longer text with some comments about the subjects the author discusses in his book, but will first say a few words about why I started using the name Fjordman. Bawer has some nice things to say about me, which is appreciated, but also a few critical comments, among other things about my writing under the pseudonym Fjordman.

Bruce Bawer thinks that my pseudonym is “silly.” He is, of course, well within his rights to think so. I have been asked several times why I picked that pen name, and the answer is that there is no particular reason.

I opened my old blog in February 2005, when I was already very familiar with the world of Internet websites related to Islamic issues. I even did my master’s thesis at the University of Oslo in 2004 on the subject of English-language Iranian blogs and how communications between Iranians in exile might affect the debate behind the censorship wall of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The government of Iran has copied some of the censorship measures employed by Chinese authorities. I have also seriously toyed with the idea of writing a PhD on Internet censorship, but even if you are accepted this takes years. One has to be 100% motivated before starting on something like that.

The reason why I picked the name Fjordman is partly coincidental. I wanted something that was short, easy to remember and vaguely Norwegian. I have lived next to fjords for most of my life, with a few exceptions such as the years I spent in the Middle East. I grew up in the town of Ålesund on the west coast, which has a high concentration of Art Nouveau or Jugendstil architecture due to a major fire in 1904, after which the entire town center was rebuilt in stone over the period of a couple of years. Ålesund is situated on a fjord close to the Atlantic Ocean, and has a long and living maritime history. The spectacular Geirangerfjord, one of the most famous among tourists, is located in the same district.

I began my studies at the university city of Bergen, which is a famously rainy but also very beautiful city. Founded nearly a thousand years ago at the end of the Viking Age, it was Norway’s most important city until the nineteenth century, and was a Scandinavian center of trade for the Hanseatic League in the Late Middle Ages. It, too, is situated next to a fjord. The Oslofjord may be less spectacular than some of those on the west coast, but it’s still a scenic one with plenty of nice islands to go along with it. Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream (Skrik) shows an agonized figure with the Oslofjord viewed from Ekeberg in Oslo in the background.

It was thus natural for me to pick this name. I may be critical of my country’s politics sometimes but I have a deep appreciation for its natural beauty, at least when it’s not too cold or dark.

Read the rest at Vlad Tepes.

For a complete archive of Fjordman’s writings, see the multi-index listing in the Fjordman Files.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/25/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/25/2012This story breaks new ground: Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Féin, says that the new EU fiscal treaty is “Thatcherite”. Mr. Adams made his remarks against the EU while discussing next month’s referendum in Ireland on the treaty.

In other fiscal news, S&P downgraded Argentina’s debt, and Moody’s has warned the Netherlands about a possible downgrade. Meanwhile, both Britain and Spain have slid back into recession, Spain severely so.

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The Protocols of the Norwegian Academy

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion seems to be enjoying something of a comeback in Norway. Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated an article about the affair from (Update: I forgot to mention that this is a translation of only part of the original article):

This is pretty horrific stuff from Galtung

Den nye verdenskeiserPeace Professor Johan Galtung has received sharp criticism from experts on anti-Semitism and conspiracy theory as a result of his latest article. “A sad exit from the Norwegian academy,” says Terje Emberland, director of the Norwegian Holocaust Centre.

In a recent article published on the website Humanist, the internationally renowned peace researcher Johan Galtung (81) writes that the directors of the three largest media conglomerates in the U.S. are Jews, and that large numbers of American newspapers and movie are “pro-Israel”.

Galtung refers to a website where one finds a re-edited article originally published by National Vanguard. The National Vanguard was originally founded by the famous national socialist William Pierce.

Galtung also writes that he recommends that everyone should read the controversial publication “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, which throughout recent history has been highlighted as a secret plan of Jewish world domination.

“That he suggests that the Protocols may contain an element of truth about the Jews’ position in the world is something I react strongly to. This book has been revealed as a fabrication time and time again. It is shocking to hear anyone recommend this,” religious historian and senior researcher at the Holocaust Centre Terje Emberland says.

“Uses background information from a Nazi”

The editor of Humanist, Didrik Søderlind, explains in an editorial clarification why Humanist decided to publish the post, and that Galtung’s source for these claims he makes in his article is an abbreviated version of another online article, called “Who Rules America”.

Emberland also find it shocking that Galtung backs their claims about Jewish control of the media and that he refers to an article published by William Pierce’s website, National Vanguard.

Embelerland describes Pierce as “one of the most important Nazi ideologues in the postwar period.”

“The reference to an article from National Vanguard, which was founded by Pierce, is shocking. Pierce has been a central figure in formulating the Nazis’ battle strategy after the war, the so-called ‘one-man terrorism.’ This is a man whom both Breivik and the Oklahoma bomber referred to,” Emberland says.

Emberland also believes that Galtung shows a very lenient regards for the facts.

A Loss of Faith in Sweden as a Democracy

In Sweden, suppressing “racists” and “xenophobes” is more important than anything else. It trumps free speech, freedom of association, artistic license, and worker solidarity.

No one must question the government’s immigration policies. So the labor unions are helping to crack down on the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna), the only major political party that criticizes immigration.

Many thanks to Steen for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for subtitling this Swedish video:

A full transcript is below the jump:

00:15   Yes, what does one feel? Disappointment, sadness and a loss of faith in Sweden as a democracy.
00:28   The day did not begin well for trucker Fredrik Lanz. A letter from his union came in the mail.
00:38   The head of the union told him: “We’ve found reasons for expulsion, and that you therefore are expelled from this union. With kind regards, Svenska Transpostarbejderforbundet (Teamsters).”
00:55   Fredrik regards himself as a normal trucker, one that has always liked the union.
01:02   It’s about solidarity, if they totally removed the labour unions, we would have no protections against employers.
01:15   But Fredrik Lanz is not completely average, he represents a growing problem that the union has to deal with. He also says what the union does not want to hear.
01:28   What I think, is that if we continue this immigration – we have to take care of ourselves before we help others – I’m not against helping others –
01:47   but I don’t believe we can take in loads of immigrants, when we can’t provide for us living here.
01:59   Fredrik Lanz is a Sweden Democrat, and after he became a local spokesperson, the union decided to expel him.
02:06   His union did not want to give an interview, and does not wish to comment on his case,
02:11   but they hold the opinion that SD is a racist party, and therefore not in line with the union’s “view on people.”
02:19   The central union (LO) thinks like this, about people that can’t join the union:
02:25   You can’t say that you can’t join because of your views, that would be wrong, but if you act against what is written in our statutes,
02:36   if you are working against everybody’s equal rights, then it’s up to the local unions, and that’s different.
03:05   LO’s (the central union’s) training center north of Stockholm. A giant project has just started, in which 150,000 debaters are to be trained in fighting xenophobia and racism.
03:15   If for example in the lunchroom someone says that there are too many immigrants, then they have to act.
03:22   Anyone elected to a union has to share its values, and accept that everybody has equal rights.
03:29   If you question immigration or have racist values, we have to act.
03:37   LO is careful to underline that it’s about union basic principles, not about stopping SD in the union.
03:44   But for Kenneth Bergquist SD is the threat. They try to lure members to their side.
03:54   They try to befriend the workers, and they have succeeded, they have entered parliament and have many supporters among the workers.
04:09   Are there many among your colleagues who sympathise with SD?
04:16   I know of quite a few and I think there are many more.
04:25   How big SD’s support is within Transport, we don’t know. But in 2010 another labour union, Building Workers, counted more than 10% of their members voting SD.
04:38   So, is this all about union principles, or is it in reality about fighting the Sweden Democrats? For SD party secretary Söder, the answer is given.
04:51   We see SD has big support among LO workers, of course they want to target us specifically.
05:01   They regard SD as a bigger threat to the Social Democrats than the other parties.

Zakat: Returning to the Bimetallic Standard

A large amount of Western currency flows into the Muslim Middle East. Not just petrodollars and remittances from those on hijrah overseas, but also in the form of zakat, the mandatory percentage of “alms” that is levied on halal products and shariah-compliant financial transactions.

In a shrewd move — given the imminent inflation of at least three of the world’s major currencies, including the dollar — an Indonesian sultan has decided to mint Islamic gold and silver coins to be used in the payment of zakat. Not only does his initiative fulfill the requirements of Islamic law, but it will also sidestep the collapse of the world’s reserve currency.

In addition, he’s anticipating the re-emergence of the Caliphate: “The return to the collection of zakat in gold and silver is an essential part of the re-establishment of Islam.”

Our Spanish correspondent Hermes has translated the following post from WebIslam:

The Sultan of Ternate re-establishes the Mu ’Amalat.

The Sultan of Ternate in the Moluccas, Indonesia, will start to coin through the World Islamic Mint the sultanate’s golden dinar and silver dirham, to be used in the payment of zakat and circulated as a alternative currency to the Indonesian Rupee.

Zakat: dinar #1

His Highness Syah Mudaffar II, the Sultan of Ternate, one of the oldest sultanates of Indonesia, signed an agreement on 19 April with the World Islamic Mint in order to launch the introduction and distribution of the golden Dinar and silver Dirham in the Sultanate. Amidst local festivities and surrounded by his council, local authorities, representatives of state and delegations from countries such as Italy, Ecuador, Spain and Malaysia, Sultan Mudaffar II announced his intention to restore the payment of zakat, a compulsory tax on non-circulating wealth and one of the five pillars of Islam, in the sultanate’s own gold dinars and silver dirham rather than rupees or any other currency. He said that these coins represent the first step against riba (usury) and are traditional currencies of the Ummah which follow the rules of Islamic law regarding their purity, equivalences and uses.

This is a non-speculative currency with a real, inflation-free and universal value which breaks with the imposition of an international financial system based on transactions in order to prevent real freedom of trade and choosing of currency.

Zakat: dinar #2
Zakat: dinar #3

The statement was received with surprise, interest and skepticism by those present, some of whom stressed in their speeches the need to “study the matter carefully, as the rupee is the official currency of the Indonesian state.”

A wider movement

The Sultan enjoys enormous popularity due to the tradition, religion and the special connection that exist between the institution and the people. The Sultan is the first defender of his people and acts as its protector against the institutions of the state. No wonder that the Sultan of Ternate’s wife is the senator of the Democratic Party of Indonesia.

But the Sultan of Ternate is not alone in his endeavor. In Indonesia at least two other sultans want to follow him: The Sultan of Kasepuhan Cirebon and the Sultan of Katai. Also in Malaysia, Kelantan government is minting its own coins already, and the Sultan of Sulu in the Philippines will soon.

In the midst of an unprecedented global financial crisis, the currency based on gold and silver is seen again as a viable and necessary alternative to the devalued paper currency that has lost the confidence of the people. Politicians are unable to give answer with their monetarist and credit maneuvers. Meanwhile, the economies of Western countries will collapse and drag emerging countries with them. Financial speculation has been the engine behind the collapse of the global economic system. Knowing this, many countries in Africa, Asia and even America are considering the introduction of alternative currencies, from the return to plain gold to the introduction of traditional precious metal coinages. The movement for the Dinar and Dirham has therefore arrived in the economic playground in a good time for acceptance and rapid expansion.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/24/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/24/2012A Muslim mob in the Sudanese capital Khartoum burned down a Catholic church and its adjoining school. The church was reportedly used mainly by worshippers from South Sudan.

In other news, during March inflation-adjusted income in Italy fell by 2.1% over the same month last year, the greatest drop in 17 years.

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A Petition to Ban the Koran in Spain

Back in February we posted about a apostate from Islam in Spain named Imran Firasat who has petitioned the Spanish government to ban the Koran.

Mr. Firasat has just learned that his petition has been formally accepted by the Spanish parliament. Below is the report from today’s Minuto Digital. Many thanks to our Spanish correspondent Hermes for the translation:

The Congressional Constitutional Committee will consider the request of Imran Firasat to ban the Koran in Spain

April 24, 2012

Imran Firasat, a Pakistani national with legal residence in Spain as a political refugee, has accomplished what at first seemed impossible: his petition to ban the Koran in Spain will be discussed in the Constitutional Committee of the Spanish Congress, as shown by the document displayed above, which is reproduced exclusively here at the Minuto Digital website.

A few weeks ago Imran handed over a formal document to the Ministry of the Presidency, the Congress of Representatives, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior, in which he presented 10 points to back his request:

1.   The Quran is not a sacred and religious book, but a violent book, full of hatred and discrimination.
2.   The Quran is a horrible book which provokes a community it calls Muslims to undertake Jihad, kill innocent people and destroy the peace of the world.
3.   The Quran is responsible for all the terrorism we have seen in recent years in which thousands of people lost their lives.
4.   The Quran is a book which contains evil teachings and forces its believers to capture the entire world and total power at any price.
5.   The Quran is a book which legally permits and incites hatred and violence, and for that reason it is not compatible with the modern world, including Spain.
6.   The Quran is a book which directly discriminates between human beings.
7.   The Quran is a book which does not allow either freedom of expression or religious freedom.
8.   The Quran is a book which causes women to suffer and be tortured through the totality of its injustice and macho laws.
9.   The Quran is a book which, rather than teaching unity, teaches disunity, and in this way does not allow its believers to form friendships with those who are not Muslims, because in the eyes of Quran they are infidels.
10.   The Quran is a major threat to the free society of Spain. A book which clearly preaches the messages of jihad, killing, hate, discrimination and revenge. For that reason it cannot be compatible with the Spanish system in any sense. It is a book totally contrary to what the law and constitution of Spain say, and it incites hatred and violence in our country.

Coincidentally, we received an email this afternoon from the petitioner, Imran Firasat. He sent a photocopy of the official acceptance of his petition, and included this note:

This is Imran Firasat (A Pakistani ex Muslim residing in Spain). I hope you still remember me. I am the one who some weeks ago lodged a formal petition with the Spanish government for prohibition of the Quran in Spain. Today I get back to you again with the fantastic news that my petition has been admitted successfully in the parliament of Spain and has been sent to the next level.

When I lodged the petition, many Muslims sent me the messages calling me stupid and commenting that the Government of Spain is “not going to entertain your petition and they will tear it up and throw it away”.

Well, the good news is that I have received a letter from the Parliament of Spain, in which they informed me that they have admitted my petition and sent to the “Constitutional Commission” of the Parliament:

Petition admitted

Even though it is still not a formal prohibition of the Quran, it is still a big success for us. At least the fight against the violent Quran is going to the next level. Actually, I suspected that the Spanish government would never reply to my petition, or that they might ignore it because of not wanting to have conflict with Muslims. But salutations and ovations to the Spanish parliament that they took this matter seriously admitted the petition and sent it to the Constitutional Commission.

It is an encouraging news for all of us who want to get rid of Quran, Islam, Muhammad and Sharia. And it is also an example for the world that nothing is out of reach, if we wage an intelligent and hard fight. The admission of my petition in Parliament encourages me and propels me to do much more against the spreading Islamism. That is why soon I am going to lodge more petitions in Spanish Supreme Court and European tribunal. Let’s have a face-to-face fight with Muhammad (The self-claimed but fake prophet).

As an attachment to this e mail, I send you the scan of the letter which I have received from the Spanish Parliament. Also, here are some links to Spanish newspapers which have published this good news today:

Thank you very much for your co-operation

Imran Firasat (Madrid — Spain)
World without Islam

Hermes has kindly translated the text of the official acceptance of Mr. Firasat’s petition:

Dear Petitioner:

I inform you that the Requests Commission of the Congress of Deputies has taken notice of your petition in its session of April 10 of 2012 and, after examining it, has arranged for it the agreement literally reproduced below:

File: 280 / 000877 / 0000

Author: Don Imran Firasat

Subject: Request to ban the Koran in Spain


Pass on to His Excellencies the Spokespersons of the constitutional commission.

Yours sincerely:

Chairman of the commission of requests