Farewell Sofielund

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Below is an open letter from a politician who left the southern Swedish city of Malmö for the country in order to spare his daughter all the diversity.

No web link is available, since the letter was published in the print version of a Swedish newspaper. Steen, however, has uploaded a scan of the page.

This translation by Michael Laudahn was posted in a slightly different version earlier today at Vlad Tepes:

Farewell Sofielund — here I saw a man being shot dead

Farewell, my old, beloved Sofielund. Farewell, Möllan, where I played as a boy, and where I took my first steps into adult life. Farewell, exciting East Malmö, with all its fine restaurants and other shops offering good prices. I also say farewell to shootings, graffiti and gross damages.

During my fifteen years as a neighbour to Seved [neighbourhood in eastern Malmö, near Rosengård], I became an eyewitness to a man’s final steps in life, after he was shot in the head. My living room window was smashed twice, and I was burgled once. I have heard so many shots fired that I can tell if it was a pistol or a revolver. Additionally, we saw how drug trafficking came ever closer to my street, and then began to occur quite openly in my street, after police introduced CCTV. Only recently, teargas was shot into an apartment, because the festival being celebrated was too noisy.

That my move was less than two months ago feels somewhat surrealistic. After a seven-minute car drive from the Seved chaos, there is a totally different Malmö. I quite understand that other politicians have problems comprehending the problems in Seved, if they live in an area such as the one I live in now.

Of course, you may consider my move a cowardly act, and think I should have stayed, to fight for a better East Malmö. All those who know my political actions also know that I always have fought for lifting up Sofielund and Seved, but none of the politicians responsible listened, and now we harvest the crop. At the same time, I refuse to risk my daughter in order to prove a point. When my beloved daughter was five years old, she could swim 500 metres in one go, but she could not ride a bicycle. Where in this area should we let her ride a bike?

Now we just open the door, and she runs outside like a whirlwind, to visit some of the friends she made here. Thus, farewell to East Malmö. I continue to work for you, but can no longer live inside you.

John Roslund (M)
Deputy, Municipal Council

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Darkness Descending in England

Below are excerpts from an essay by Pamela Geller about the current crackdown in Britain. It was published today in the American Thinker.

Ummah Jack

Darkness Descending in England
By Pamela Geller

The arrest of over 53 people in the United Kingdom is the beginning of the end for once-great Britain. The leaders of the English Defence League (EDL), Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, were among those arrested, as well as Paul Weston of the British Freedom Party (BFP). I spoke with Kevin Carroll about his recent arrest and that of Robinson and Weston, and he told me the appalling details.

Carroll told me that British authorities tried everything in the book to stop him from running for police and crime commissioner (PCC) for the Bedfordshire Police Authority. Nonetheless, he officially won the right to run for PCC last Friday. But then, the very next day, British authorities carried out these mass arrests of EDL and BFP members, stripping them and forcing them to wear white paper overalls like those given to incarcerated terrorists. They were allowed no phone calls.

Meanwhile, British police raided the homes of Carroll, Robinson, and three others who had been arrested. “They absolutely ransacked mine,” Carroll told me. “They smashed the door off and wrecked my home. They took my only vehicle, with all the tools of my trade inside, and impounded it, as well as Tommy’s car.” The police, the bomb squad, forensics teams, and sniffer dogs spent seven and a half hours stripping Carroll’s van to the bone. “When they finished,” he said, “they found nothing! They loaded it up with bugs and GPS monitors and threw everything in the back; it looks like it’s been in a blender.”

After smashing the door to Carroll’s home off its hinges, police officials repaired it, got a locksmith to put on a new lock, and left with the new keys, leaving Carroll locked out of his own home. When Carroll was released, still wearing his white paper prison suit, it was dark and raining; true to form, police officials offered him no transportation, even though it was late at night on a Sunday.


Carroll’s bail hearing is set for November 30, which gives him just two weeks after the November 15 elections to prepare his defense. Anyone who can vote for Bedfordshire police authority commissioner and who loves freedom should vote for Kevin Carroll; it could be your last hope to preserve the freedom of speech and the principle of the equality of rights for all people in Britain.

Clearly the establishment elites in Britain are extremely worried that Carroll might win and upset the entrenched culture of accommodation to Islam and sharia; in fact, one of the briefs in Carroll’s case actually stated that this was why he was arrested — because he is running for PCC. The dhimmi elites understand that this could be the beginning of their end. “The police,” said Carroll, “are out to finish us on behalf of the establishment.”

This is a defining moment in British history, as significant as any major turning point. It is in many respects like the Night of the Long Knives, which marked the point of no return from Nazism for Germany. With these outrageous and politically motivated arrests, Britain has entered a dark and dangerous new era. Said Weston: “The full power of the State appears to be concentrating on shutting down any political dissent. This does not really feel like a democratic country anymore.”

Carroll is organizing a demonstration outside Wandsworth prison this coming Saturday morning. All free citizens in Britain should be there. And is there no one is the political establishment in the U.K. who has any decency, integrity, or spine? No one who will stand up against these outrages?

Read the rest at the American Thinker website.

CIA Operators in Benghazi Were Ordered to “Stand Down”

The leaked emails about the events in Benghazi on the night of September 11 2012 have confirmed what the fever swamps of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy have been saying all along — the attack on the consulate was an Islamic terrorist operation, the White House and the intelligence agencies knew that fact all along, and the absurd story about a “spontaneous” demonstration against the Mohammed video was just a cynical smokescreen.

It is now well-documented that the CIA, the Pentagon, and the Situation Room in the White House were fully informed about what was happening no later than two hours after the attack began. All the stories that were spun after that time by President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and Ambassador Rice were — to put it bluntly — shameless lies.

It’s good to see this topic move out of Glenn Beck into Fox News. But it still isn’t being covered anywhere else in the MSM.

The story is said to be the “smoking gun” against the Obama Administration and its disastrous foreign policy. And indeed it should be. But a smoking gun is of no use if it is never picked up by detectives and displayed as evidence in an open courtroom.

As long as the major media ignore the issue, most Americans will remain unaware of the treasonous behavior of their elected and appointed leaders.

It will be interesting to see if it spreads beyond Fox. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Below are excerpts from the accompanying Fox News article:

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

By Jennifer Griffin

Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they were again told to “stand down.”

Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The rescue team from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.

A Special Operations team, or CIF which stands for Commanders in Extremis Force, operating in Central Europe had been moved to Sigonella, Italy, but they were never told to deploy. In fact, a Pentagon official says there were never any requests to deploy assets from outside the country. A second force that specializes in counterterrorism rescues was on hand at Sigonella, according to senior military and intelligence sources. According to those sources, they could have flown to Benghazi in less than two hours. They were the same distance to Benghazi as those that were sent from Tripoli. Spectre gunships are commonly used by the Special Operations community to provide close air support.

According to sources on the ground during the attack, the special operator on the roof of the CIA annex had visual contact and a laser pointing at the Libyan mortar team that was targeting the CIA annex. The operators were calling in coordinates of where the Libyan forces were firing from.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday that there was not a clear enough picture of what was occurring on the ground in Benghazi to send help.

“There’s a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here,” Panetta said Thursday. “But the basic principle here … is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on.”

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/25/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/25/2012It’s good to see Glenn Beck put together all the pieces about the Obama administration and Libya. Listen to him discuss what happened in Benghazi on September 11 in this video from the Blaze, and there’s also Clare Lopez’ input on the same issue.

In related news, in a raid on a terrorist hideout on the outskirts of Cairo, Egyptian security forces killed a man who is suspected of being involved in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

In unrelated news, two more American soldiers in Afghanistan were shot and killed by a man dressed in an Afghan police uniform who turned his weapon on them.

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Egyptian Imam on Trial for Bible-Burning

An Egyptian imam known as Abu Islam is on trial for tearing and burning a Bible in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo during the demonstration on September 11th.

Coptic groups have lobbied for the Muslim cleric to be held to the same standard concerning Christian scripture that is applied to Islamic scripture, as exemplified by the violent reactions across the Muslim world to Terry Jones’ burning of the Koran, and the indictments handed down against the makers of the Mohammed movie.

Below is a video of Abu Islam expressing his opinion about Coptic Christian “dogs”. Many thanks to Mary Abdelmassih for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

AINA has posted an article on the same topic:

Trial of Egyptian Muslim Cleric Accused of Burning Holy Bible Resumes

by Mary Abdelmassih

(AINA) — The trial of an Egyptian Muslim cleric accused of tearing and burning the Holy Bible convened for the third time on Sunday, October 21 at Nasr City Misdemeanour Court. On trial were cleric Ahmed Abdallah, known as Abu-Islam, owner of al-Omma TV Channel, his son Islam and journalist Hani Mohammed Yasin, editor of al-Tahrir newspaper. They were charged with contempt of religion by the state prosecutor. Abu-Islam is charged with tearing and burning a copy the Holy Bible during demonstrations in front of the U.S. embassy on 9/11 (AINA 9-14-2012).

Dozens of supporters of Abu-Islam disrupted the trial, ripped and burnt images of Jesus and the late Pope Shenouda III, and trod on them with their feet. A number of Christian Copts attempted to remove a banner on one of their cars which read “O Beloved [Abu-Islam] prophet of Allah.” According to eyewitnesses the confrontations were about to turn violent when security forces took control of the situation.

Abu-Islam’s supporters attempted to attack two Coptic lawyers, Dr Naguib Gabriel and Sherif Ramzy. “Court security guards intervened and hid us in their office for two hours,” said Gabriel, “and then drove us away in one of their cars from the court’s back entrance.”

During the previous court session on October 15, Abu-Islam’s supporters assaulted Coptic lawyers and activists with planks of wood, injuring attorneys Dr. Naguib Gabriel and Mr. Bebawi, as well as activist Rami Kamel of the Maspero Coptic Youth Federation.

Inside the court, defense lawyers for the three defendants were belligerently confrontational with the prosecution. Abu Islam’s lawyers withdrew from the case and applied for a change of venue, in protest of the lack of response from the court to their requests, specially their request to summon Bishop Pachomius, the acting Coptic Pope to attend court, “to ask him whether the ‘ripped book’ is the Holy Bible and whether it is used for worship in Egypt.”

The defense also requested the appearance of the editor in chief of al-Tahrir newspaper, to ask him how his reporter recorded without permission an interview with the defendant Abu-Islam, in which he criticized the Holy Bible and Copts. Defense also asked for a technical committee to investigate the tapes and CDs provided by claimants and Abu-Islam. The prosecutor described these requests as unrelated to the case, and asked the defense to reread the records of investigations where Abu-Islam’s statements matched his words on the videos outside the U.S. embassy (video) and denounced all requests for the acting Pope to appear in court.

Mamdouh Ramzi, one of the Coptic lawyers who joined the case as civil rights claimant, argued during the court session that the accused committed a great crime by tearing the Holy Bible, and incited the Muslim community to attack Copts, which threatens their lives, stressing that the Holy Bible is integral and there is no difference between the Holy Bible in Egypt and USA, otherwise the translated Koran would also not be considered sacred. Abu-Islam has argued that he only tore the English translation of the Bible used by pastor Terry Jones and not the Arabic Bible used by Copts in Egypt.

Abu-Islam is one of the most controversial Islamist figures gaining his reputation from insulting the Coptic Church, Copts and Christianity, by throwing doubts on the authenticity of the Holy Bible. “There is no such thing as a Bible on Earth,” he said recently on ON-TV Channel.

His al-Omma TV Channel does not transmit from Egypt but through a UK based company “in order not to embarrass the Egyptian government with the material I transmit, besides there will be a confrontation between me and the Coptic Church with all its ill-manners and its transgression against the Prophet Mohammad time after time, also the Copts might make a similar channel. This way I have my freedom!” he told Al-Watan newspaper in a recorded interview (video).

The case was adjourned to November 4, to decide on the request of the defense team to change the venue.

Transcript of the video:

0:00   Abu Islam: This is a statement regarding the events of what is known as the “ripping and burning of the Book (Bible) of the dog Terry Jones”.
0:15   Truthfully I want to reassure the respectable viewers, I am actually certain as I said before repeatedly that they have a special characteristics in education and knowledge, and also in hot-bloodedness and jealousy.
0:36   I say that Al Omma Channel fans, they have to get out of the circle of the reluctant, the circle of the weak, the circle of the subdued.
0:52   He who likes Al Omma Channel has a free nature, he refuses to be reluctant, he refuses to be subdued, he refuses to be inferior.
1:05   He only accepts being free, proud, strong.
1:08   He would never accept that every day one of the Christian dogs assaults the Koran.
1:15   The free human, the free Muslim never accepts that each day, one of the Egyptian Christian dogs attacks the Prophet Muhammad, May Allah Send Prayers And Peace Upon Him, or the Prophetic Sunna in a direct or indirect way.
1:30   You find some people trying to say that they (Muslims) caused it; no, not in a direct way or otherwise.

Putting An End to the Islamization of Switzerland

The following excerpts from an interview with Oskar Freysinger, one of the leaders of the Swiss People’s Party, were originally published at the Right World news site in a slightly different form.

Ummah — Switzerland

Oskar Freysinger: it’s time for the legal state to confine Islam’s religious dogmas within the appropriate framework

Interview by the Modus Agendi editor-in-chief Ilya Goryachev with Oskar Freysinger, one of the Swiss People’s Party leaders.

Ilya Goryachev: Could you please tell us about yourself, your party and its activity in Switzerland?

Oskar Freysinger: I’m a vice-president of the Swiss People’s Party (Schweizerische Volkspartei) and the president of its branch in Vale canton. Our party fights for the independence, neutrality and sovereignty of Switzerland. Equally, we stand for the controlled immigration policy, as well as for the diminishing of public expenditure and for limited state interference into private affairs. The independent, responsible and free citizen is of top priority for us. We don’t want statism nor for citizens to live at the expense of the state. As for my private life, I’ve been happily married for 25 years, I’ve got three children (aged 22, 20 and 17). By profession, I’ve been a teacher of German literature for 27 years in one of Sitten’s high schools. I speak fluently two languages: German and French, and also English and Italian. Besides, I’ve written many books in German and French — novels, stories, plays and poetic works. Five out of my books were translated into Serbian. Moreover, I’m a member of the Writers’ Association of Serbia. In one of my novels titled “Chess spiral” the action takes place at the time of the Russian revolution, and this work was translated into Russian. At present, I’m searching for a publisher in Russia.

IG: What is your opinion about the EU? In your point of view, what is the future of the EU? Many politicians — SVP members — predict its collapse, contrary to the left-wing representatives claiming that Switzerland would benefit from entering the EU and that rejecting it would mean isolation of Switzerland.

OF: The EU is a structure imposed on the nations by technocrats from above, and, in my opinion, this structure sooner or later will crash down. The citizens less and less identify themselves with that bureaucratic antidemocratic and centralist monster. Entering the EU would be an organizational, economic and financial catastrophe for Switzerland. In this case, only the tax of added value would increase from 8% to 20%, and we would be converted into cash payers of the debts of the bankrupt southern European states. Moreover, it would put an end to direct democracy and federalism — these two principal pillars of Switzerland. Without them, our state would inevitable tumble down. Switzerland should establish multilateral ties instead of one-way orientation mainly on the EU. It has many possibilities to set up relations with Russia, South Eastern Asia, South America etc. All these are promising, fast-developing markets, with which we should establish closer economic relations.

IG: During the last 20 years, in the Balkans wars — in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia — the EU and the USA have devotedly sided with Muslims. In your opinion, was such policy beneficial or harmful for Europe?

OF: Developments going on in the Balkans, especially the creation of the first Muslim state on European soil, are a catastrophe. It happened just because Americans are permanently strategically interested in preserving their Bondstill military base and place their geopolitical interests above international law. The USA are playing a dangerous game with their Saudi allies. Due to the dollar dependence on oil, they are dominating all financial markets worldwide. As a result, Islam is spreading further and further, though Americans are pretending that they fight it in Iraq and Afghanistan. Actually, that suits fundamentalists. The situation is getting more complicated by the fact that for the last years Kosovo has become a hub for drug traffic, prostitution and weapons trade. This country is entirely in the power of mafia clans. Rule of law is just a screen, the last Serbs are being gradually expelled from Kosovo.

IG: What is your personal opinion about Islam? How well do you know this religion?

OF: Islam is something bigger than just a religion. Islamic religious texts have not only a general moral and ethical character, but often claim an all-round participation in state’s formation. The Koran appeared in a written form after the year 800, in the course of wars of conquest, it reached Spain so that it became crucial to create a legislative code of rules and laws necessary for unification of different clans and tribal organizations, previously called Saracens, not Muslims. Moreover, mosques could hardly be compared with our churches, what is often realized by our departments of civil property register, since it’s there where juridical and civil procedures are mainly conducted. The privileged access of a Muslim to Allah goes through Shariah law. Islamic norms. In Islam morality is based on the law, whereas according to our juridical interpretations, it’s quite the opposite — the law is based on morality. In Islam morality is based on legislative norm, that is secondary to the law that, from the point of view of Islam is logical, since the law is considered to be of divine origin, non-created and granted once and forever. When quoting the Koran, a Muslim quotes the text to a certain extent close to our state laws, but contrary to them, Koran laws have a divine origin and therefore are unchangeable. That’s why it’s not surprising that a Muslim who has abandoned Islam is threatened with death, and that 94% of all sins, for which Koran imposes sufferings in hell as a punishment, are related to doubts in the truthfulness of Mohammed’s teaching and Islam, as well as to criticism addressed to them. It’s dramatically varying ideas of the law’s origin that indicate in fact how difficult it is to bring into practice co-existence of these two worldviews.

IG: For what reasons did you stand against the construction of minarets? For example, in London there are about 400 mosques, aren’t there?

OF: It’s time for the legal state to confine Islam’s religious dogmas within the appropriate framework. There is a freedom of religion in Switzerland, but it is only so until maintaining religious freedom doesn’t contradict the norms of the rule of law. Since Islam doesn’t distinguish between the state and religion, such problems inevitably arise. However, the state governed by the rule of law is obliged to care about peaceful co-existence of religions and prevent the domination of one of them. The referendum against the construction of minarets was a sort of signal to the state: here is the limit. According to Erdogan (Turkish prime minister), the minaret is a symbol of the religious power (“Islamic bayonet”), therefore it was a ban on minarets’ construction that was the most suitable way to put an end to Islamization.

IG: How do you see the future of Christian Europe?

OF: If we continue to preach relativism (relativity of values) and the decay of values goes on, Christianity will inevitably become a complete nonentity. However, since people can’t do without believing in something, on the one hand, it will cause the flourishing of all kinds of sects, but on the other — Islam will be spreading more irrepressibly.

IG: Let’s move to the Middle East conflict between Israel and Palestine, what is your attitude towards this conflict?

OF: I assert that Israel is the only state governed by the rule of law in the Middle East, and is surrounded on all sides by absolutely authoritarian and totalitarian regimes. Unfortunately, the demographic process in Israel itself is going not in favour of the Jewish population. I don’t know whether this state will be able to resist for a long period of time a surrounding it hatred and demographic imbalance.


Translated from German into Russian by Wolfgang Akunov

Article in Russian

Read the rest at the Right World news site.

The Crackdown on Pro-Köln

Ummah — German

As mentioned the other night in the news feed, the past week has seen near-simultaneous crackdowns on the English Defence League (UK), Génération Identitaire (France), and the Pro-Movement (Germany). Whether there was any co-ordination of these separate operations by the labyrinthine bureaucracy of the European Union is open to question. But there is no doubt that a new season of political repression in Europe has begun, and we can expect to see more of the same.

Our Canadian correspondent Rembrandt Clancy has translated some relevant material from the German theater of the recent operation, and includes this introduction for our readers:

On 23 October 2012 the police in North Rhine-Westphalia searched the homes and offices of members of the Pro-Movement. These raids occurred, coincidentally or not, in close temporal contiguity with the arrest of EDL members in the UK and members of Génération Identitaire in France. Below is the first statement on the events issued by Pro-Cologne in which they offer their analysis of the pretext for the raids and the allegations associated with them.

Readers may recall that the Pro-Cologne Citizens’ Movement (Pro-Köln) is an anti-Islamic electoral party in the city of Cologne and has members on the city council. It has been a leading opponent of the building of the Cologne Central Mosque. In Cologne-Kalk (a district of Cologne) Pro-Cologne fought for the eviction of the so-called “autonomous centre” (das autonome Zentrum), a Kaleidoscopic collection of groups from the German Left and roughly comparable to the occupy movement, although it actually antedates the latter.

Derived from Pro-Cologne is Pro-Deutschland at the federal level, and PRO-NRW which is active on the state level (North Rhine-Westphalia). The chairman of Pro-NRW is Markus Beisicht, a jurist who is mentioned in the Pro-Köln’s statement below. Readers will recall that Pro-NRW conducted their “Freedom Instead of Islam Tour” earlier this year on the occasion of state elections and displayed Mohammed caricatures on some of their stops. Their demonstration in Bonn achieved the most notoriety when on 5 May 2012, after the Pro-NRW demonstrators displayed their Mohammed cartoons, the Salafists went berserk and one of them, Murat K., stabbed two policemen in the thigh. Immediately prior to the Bonn event Pro-NRW managed to acquire a court order overturning Interior Minister Ralf Jaeger’s (SPD) edict that they were not to be displayed at the Bonn demonstration.

The police raids on Pro-Movement’s homes and offices falls under the purview of the aforementioned Interior Minister Ralf Jaeger. But there is a silver lining in all this for the Islam-critical Pro-NRW. The good news is connected with the announcement in the Pro-Cologne statement below that there will be a demonstration in Wuppertal-Elberfeld this Saturday (24 October 2012) against the construction project of the DITIB (Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs). Planned is the building of a giant mosque with a minaret of around 28 metres in height. Interior Minister Ralf Jaeger, yet again, had issued a decree against the display of Mohammed caricatures during this pending political action. But this morning (24 October 2012) the decree was overturned, yet again, by the Administrative Court in Düsseldorf. The cartoon by Kurt Westergaard will now be displayed at the upcoming demonstration along with cartoons from a previous Islam-critical cartoon competition. The Pro-Movement’s demonstration on Saturday may be well worth following (Source: Bürgerbewegung Pro-NRW).

The translated statement:

Pro-Cologne’s Statement

Source: Bürgerbewegung Pro-Köln

Political Justice in the Fight Against the PRO Movement

23 October 2012

Even before the confrontation over the Mohammed caricatures, the political and media establishment in North Rhine-Westphalia tried everything possible to silence the inconvenient PRO-MOVEMENT. Today the politically directed prosecutor’s office in Cologne pursued a further level of escalation in this Belarusian-style criminalisation and defamation campaign. On the orders of the Cologne prosecutor’s office, which is sufficiently known in respect of these issues, search warrants were executed today in the offices of the PRO COLOGNE party as well as at the houses of various leading officials of the PRO MOVEMENT. Numerous written documents and computers were confiscated at the same time. The capacity for action of the Cologne party — which is seen by many as the nucleus of the PRO-MOVEMENT — was thereby paralysed overnight. The party members elected by 20,000 citizens of the city of Cologne as a counterweight to the coterie-parties are thereby limited in an egregious manner in their work of safeguarding and opposition. The prosecutor leading the search dismissed this circumstance lightly as “collateral damage”.

The pretext for the search is alleged irregularities in the accounting of the Cologne party meetings. The extent to which this pretext is trumped up in order to intimidate the top management of the PRO-MOVEMENT is already emerging from one fact alone: that searches have also occurred at the home of PRO-COLOGNE and PRO-NRW chairman Markus Beisicht in Leverkusen and at the home of PRO-DEUTSCHLAND chairman Manfred Rouhs in Berlin; in other words, at the homes of persons who could not have had anything at all to do with the outrageous calumny: Markus Beisicht, as Leverkusen city councilman, has never even billed a party meeting in Cologne, and Manfred Rouhs had already dropped out of the Cologne council in early 2011 and moved to Berlin. From these two examples the political exploitation of the Cologne prosecutor’s office in Belarusian or Chinese tradition becomes especially clear: The top management of the PRO-MOVEMENT is intended to be maximally intimidated, calumniated and criminalised for months and from many quarters; also, numerous representatives of the press were promptly waiting in front of the party offices in Cologne, apparently informed by the public prosecutor’s office.

The calculation within certain circles appears to be that something is already becoming entangled with the citizens if torrents of abuse, well staged in the media, are being shaken in sufficient amounts over PRO. For the outrageous accusations of fraud of course hang in the air at first and have now to be proved wrong over months of detailed legal work. Accordingly, the chronological consideration of the interested parties seems to be that this whole matter will not have been dispelled prior to the deadline for the next local election in the Spring of 2014, and hence PRO COLOGNE and the PRO-MOVEMENT as a whole must go into the election campaign with the stigma of the charge of fraud!

To what extent certain circles pull the strings in this affair, one can only surmise. This is evidenced in the “proof” against PRO COLOGNE to date: an anonymous report and unknown statements by Marlyn Anderegg and Gereon Breuer. Marylin Anderegg had already publicly resigned from PRO COLOGNE shortly before the local elections of 2009 and even then spread adventurous fairy tales about the PRO-MOVEMENT. The resignation of the unemployed flower-seller was grounded in reasons of her own and also based on her disappointment with not having landed a position as party secretary. The background of the former party consultant Gereon Breuer appears to be even more dubious: The former CDU-official from Siegen had ended his work for PRO overnight in the middle of the local election of 2012. Until then Breuer had been officially designated as meeting chairman for the “Freedom instead of Islam” tour. But only a few hours after the NRW Interior Minister Jaeger at the time had spoken strongly against this tour, which included the presentation of Mohammed caricatures, and demanded that this “attack against democracy” be prohibited, did Gereon Breuer take the decision to terminate his membership with PRO COLOGNE and to cease all his activities for the PRO MOVEMENT. Even since these events, speculation persists about a certain “proximity to the state” of the former youth functionary. How far such a proximity to the state goes, should such indeed exist, is one of the interesting matters which the pending investigatory proceedings will hopefully bring to light. It is in this respect more than astonishing that Gereon Breuer himself is not being brought into the proceedings as a defendant, although he also was a regular participant in the Cologne party meetings which have been called into question …

All in all, the initial conclusion to be emphasised is this: the continuing, basic work of opposition by the Islam-critical PRO-MOVEMENT is driving certain circles in this state [of North Rhine-Westphalia] to white-hot fury. Since the “intended effect” could not be achieved hitherto by harassment and defamation as well as internal subversive measures, it is obvious that the really heavy artillery is now being moved up. But, like the courageous dissidents and the persecuted of Belarus, China or elsewhere, the PRO-MOVEMENT promises, also in this country, not to flag in their work. The malignant accusations and libel will be completely confounded and dispelled! And the political work will be continued despite these attacks on our capacity for action: In Cologne this morning at Ebertplatz [a major underground station of Cologne’s transit system], at about the same time as the house searches were taking place, a new information stand series was started opposing violence and neglect in local public transport. And for Saturday a large, Islam-critical demonstration is being mobilised state-wide to take place in Wuppertal against the DITIB-Pomp-Mosque [DITIB — Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs]. Every distributed leaflet, every participation at an information booth or a demonstration is now a means of protest against political justice [Politjustiz] and the suppression of liberal opposition in Germany.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/24/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/24/2012I don’t have a news item in the feed for this, but the latest sensational story about the 9-11 attack on the Benghazi consulate concerns emails that were sent to the White House the night the four Americans were killed. They show that President Obama was informed that the incident was a terrorist attack while it was still ongoing. Not only did the President lie about the nature of the incident for almost two weeks afterwards, but he failed to act while it was still possible to prevent Ambassador Stevens and the three others from being killed.

It’s uncertain whether this revelation will effect Mr. Obama’s electoral chances, since the major media outlets are ignoring it or downplaying it.

In other news, nine “British” men have been charged in the Rochdale grooming scandal, accused of sexual offenses with a single underage girl. The case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 22%.

Meanwhile, the Italian coast guard rescued a boatload of 200 North African migrants within Libyan coastal waters. 37 of those refugees were women, at least two of them pregnant. All were taken to the holding center on the island of Lampedusa.

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Judgment in Parallel

The following TV news report from Germany serves as a video follow-up to the five-part series about Neukölln mayor Heinz Buschkowsky and his new book (see: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). It discusses the evolution of a parallel sharia legal system in the Muslim ghettos of major German cities.

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


00:00   In the meantime, a kind of parallel world has developed in the Muslim districts
00:06   of many big German cities, often also with parallel Islamic justice.
00:12   People trust a self-appointed “Peace Judge” more than the German police
00:18   and the German judiciary. In this way crimes ranging from violent acts to attempted murders
00:24   remain unpunished by the German law. Our reporter [name] has met the controversial peace
00:30   judge of Neukölln.
00:34   We want to interview this man, but we meet mistrust. We are filmed
00:40   while filming, an unusual situation. He is neither a dangerous criminal nor a mullah;
00:46   Hassan Alush sees himself as the law, renders judgment and keeps the peace
00:52   in a district of Berlin which has long ago turned into a parallel society. German justice
00:58   no longer has much to say in his territory. Because Hassan Alush is
01:03   the Arab peace judge of Neukölln-Berlin.
01:10   “One cannot live without law, but one needs an iron fist to maintain it.”
01:15   We are there as he mediates in a family dispute. Many migrants here
01:21   no longer trust German justice. So they have organized it for themselves.
01:27   We have founded our own city. Do you know what this means? We founded a city.
01:32   For example, our peace judges. If we have problems, we go to them.
01:36   Basically this is nothing more than the undermining of our constitutional state.
01:41   An Islamic parallel justice has developed in the middle of Berlin, and
01:45   this is his district. Heinz Buschkowsky has been warning of this for a long time.
01:49   What do you have to say about so many peace judges in Berlin?
01:53   I find it truly frightening. This is nothing more than the direct way to anarchy.
01:58   How many parallel societies is Germany coping with?
02:04   Berlin, Neukölln. Almost every second inhabitant has a so-called migration background.
02:09   The level of criminality is twice as high as in other similar districts.
02:14   A reason: the largely Muslim population have long since stopped trusting the German police.
02:20   We meet a youngster who tells us this in a rather blunt way.
02:23   (It’s a) feeling of hate towards all of them. All cops.
02:27   — You feel that? — Yeah, yeah. — Why?
02:30   So it is. Because they are always keeping an eye on me, and on immigrants.
02:34   Always keeping an eye. Even if you do nothing, in the street, they catch you,
02:38   they push you into a corner, pick out the handcuffs, in front of everybody.
02:41   — Seen this already? — Yes, many times. And for me this is not OK.
02:44   Do you respect the German police?
02:46   — No, absolutely not. Let them show respect towards me. — Why?
02:50   What? If they do not have respect towards me, then neither will I have any towards them.
02:55   — Do you respect the peace judges? — Yeah, yeah, absolutely. — Why?
03:00   Yeah, because… they make peace.
03:03   So youngsters like this respect the peace judges.
03:07   We try come into contact with one of them, but this is not so easy,
03:10   because peace judges are very busy in Berlin.
03:15   At 3 p.m. in the [name] Grill, you said? Everything OK.
03:19   Mistrust is part of his job, and the so-called peace judge
03:22   has already had bad experiences with reporters.
03:25   He comes with his daughter who is always with him, and documents
03:29   everything for fear of false reporting by part of the media.
03:33   How long have you been a peacemaker?
03:36   I started with this job in 1990, and from then on I’ve always been a peacemaker,
03:46   and I do everything I can in order to help people, because we live in Germany,
03:51   we want to live here in peace and security.
03:55   OK. The Germans tell you ,for example: we have German justice,
03:58   why do we need peacemakers here?
04:00   OK. For example, I am, if I receive a phone call, no matter at what hour,
04:06   my mobile is 24 hours on, when my mobile rings, and I hear that there are
04:12   problems somewhere, I run there immediately, and I talk with both parties
04:17   in order to calm them, OK? And I bring peace and calmness.
04:24   Hassan Alush considers himself to be a link between German justice
04:29   and his fellow Muslim countrymen, and offers his services for free.
04:33   But he settles the majority of conflicts in circumvention of local laws.
04:37   As for judging, the 58-year-old is tough with his clients. For him,
04:41   German laws are too feeble.
04:44   Far too weak. For example, in such criminal cases as drug trafficking,
04:49   murder or this or that, they get a punishment of 2, 3, 5 years.
04:53   Where do they serve their sentence? In an “open prison” in Spandau-Hakenfelde.
04:59   They must spend the night there, and by day they walk free. This is no prison.
05:03   And the criminals have nothing to worry about, and why?
05:07   His wife and his children get the money, the livelihood, everything
05:12   from the welfare office and the job center, and he says:
05:15   “I do not care, I serve sentence here, and I can continue with my drug business,
05:20   my wife and my children are safe, they get everything.” No, stop this!
05:24   We do not want him in Germany! He must be expelled! Away with him!
05:29   But in spite of, or just because of his attitude, almost every Arab in Berlin
05:35   respects him and has his phone number. This is why a quiet conversation (with him)
05:40   is hardly possible to maintain. He is continually called. A new case.
05:45   The Lebanese-born is not an elected peace judge, but he was born into this position.
05:51   The ancestors of Alush were also mediators in disputes.
05:55   They are highly respected in the Muslim community.
05:58   Among his tasks: mediation and
06:01   arbitration between clans before their disputes escalate, but…
06:05   There are of course situations where he does not help them,
06:08   when he turns off his mobile right away, as for example in cases of terrorism,
06:12   trading in weapons, etc…
06:15   The issues involving protection money are not too difficult for him.
06:18   Here in this slaughterhouse Suleiman al Mustafa works.
06:21   He has been for years extorted by his own countrymen, the protection money mafia.
06:25   As his livelihood was in danger, and he no longer knew what to do,
06:29   he turned to the peace judge.
06:35   What kind of problem did you have?
06:38   Extortion. Those people falsified some things using my name, papers and documents;
06:44   it was about money, here and there, all the time, more than 120,000 euros.
06:51   — So you were extorted for protection money. — Yes
06:54   — Is this normal here in Neukölln? — In Germany, not only in Neukölln. Everywhere.
07:00   Extortion of protection money, a crime punishable in Germany by up to 5 years
07:05   in prison, if punished at all. Many victims have no trust.
07:09   Why don’t you want to go to the police?
07:12   They (the mafia) threatened me and my family, that they would destroy us,
07:17   they would do this or that to us, and this is why one tries to solve this in a peaceful way,
07:24   with money and so on, but in a certain moment things failed.
07:28   — How long have they been extorting you? How long? — More than a year and a half.
07:32   He did not want to go straight to the police, but there was my plan, first I took him
07:36   to the lawyer and afterwards I talked with him once more in order to go to the police
07:41   with the lawyer. And things worked. And since then things have been calm for him.
07:45   How would you see it if someone forbids what he is doing?
07:50   One cannot forbid this, because he is not doing something wrong.
07:55   Just the opposite, he helps people. He is on the side of law, and not against it.
08:02   This father of 2 dared to go to the police only with the help of the peace judge,
08:08   and all parties were satisfied. He is not. Heinz Buschkowsky is the major of this district,
08:14   and doesn’t agree with this sort of problem-solving method. He has been
08:17   warning for a long time about parallel justice.
08:20   When I first talked about the peace judges five or six years ago,
08:26   people began teasing me: “Hey you, you Dumb August [low-class clown],
08:30   what do they look like? Where could we meet with them? And so on…
08:38   The mayor’s much-discussed book “Neukölln ist Überall” is found among the top
08:42   positions in the lists of bestsellers. In it he describes the problematic everyday life
08:46   in his district with a 41% immigrant population.
08:49   He sees the parallel justice as something already long ago established in Neukölln.
08:53   There is the famous example that here in Neukölln there was a shooting openly on a street,
09:00   the police scraped out 60 bullets from the building walls, and there were injured people,
09:07   and all involved in this issue stood in the court figuratively holding each other’s hands,
09:13   they stared at the judge and said: “Mr. Judge, there is nothing to discuss here,
09:18   we have already reached an agreement”. This is what we realize,
09:24   that those involved deal among themselves, whether a shooting, a robbery
09:31   or other different businesses It is often about influence, about a certain proportion
09:41   of immigrants in the organized crime, with free play, that power is handed over to them.
09:51   That is not possible, that means heading directly towards anarchy.
09:57   Berlin Neukölln, Hasenheide — The most conflict-ridden sector of Buschkowsky’s district.
10:00   Whoever lives here has long ago joined the parallel society.
10:04   Robbery, extortion, drug trafficking and violence are part of daily life.
10:08   Section 55 of the police in Neukölln has plenty of work,
10:13   but they have no longer much to say. A situation of anarchy?
10:18   We are put into a hole. They look for places where there are many immigrants,
10:23   they send us right there. Why do they not send us where the Germans are,
10:27   so that we could integrate? This IS integration, but there is nothing about that. It’s a division:
10:34   foreigners — Germans. This is sh**.
10:37   The inhabitants no longer trust politicians and police; they feel that they have been
10:42   left behind. In this way, the gap is already there for the parallel society (to form).
10:46   We have founded our own city. Do you know what this means? We founded a city.
10:50   For example, our peace judges. If we have stress (problems), we go to them, and we say:
10:55   “we have this problem”. Why? We could also go to the police!
10:59   They are trained to protect us! But no, but no, a wound must be inflicted
11:06   so that they can help you. I do not need this kind of sh***y help.
11:10   What is important for me is help coming before something happens to me.
11:14   The German police are seen here not as a friend and a helper, but as the new enemy.
11:19   I tell you something. If someone is killed, then one says: “Oh, what a pity”.
11:24   But if one hears that a police agent has been shot, then: “Oh, that’s fine”
11:31   War declared by those who cause fear. How do police in Berlin deal with these
11:35   developments? Karsten Wendt sees that police work is being hindered.
11:40   From my point of view there are diverse cases where mediators,
11:46   among them also the self-appointed peace judges, have mediated between the parties,
11:51   that is, between the perpetrators of crimes and the victims, without involving the police,
11:58   and sometimes, at the end of the investigation, we do not know what happened,
12:04   because the facts told by the witnesses, by the victims,
12:08   are presented in fairly different ways.
12:11   Joachim Wagner has devoted an entire book to parallel justice in Germany,
12:15   and a chapter to the Arab peace judges.
12:20   In all immigrant districts dominated by Muslims, whether in Berlin,
12:24   in North Rhine-Westphalia, or in Bremen, parallel Islamic justice exists.
12:30   Does this put the German constitutional state in danger?
12:33   One may say that it is wonderful that such traditions are preserved and upheld,
12:37   but this proves fatal as long as they stand in opposition to our constitutional state,
12:43   because they have such things as the blood revenge, which belongs to it,
12:49   and self-justice, which also belongs to parallel Islamic justice.
12:54   Hassan Alush lives a dangerous life. Because when conflicts are handled without
12:58   the involvement of German justice, then it cannot intervene if something happens.
13:03   The 58-year-old Lebanese has already met with blood revenge
13:08   and self-justice in his environment. He seldom goes to the street without bullet-proof vest,
13:13   and he keeps his address secret. He had to take these measures
13:17   so as not to end like his brother.
13:20   In 2004, somebody punctured the tires of my brother’s car,
13:26   he wanted to take his children to school early in the morning,
13:30   and as he wanted to see what happened to the tires, my brother’s murderer came
13:37   from behind, and shot him three times, twice in the head, and once in the spine.
13:42   — In Berlin? — In Berlin
13:44   The 38-year-old father, executed openly in the street, in Germany.
13:50   He was also a mediator, and he became the target in a family feud
13:55   because he was allegedly partial towards one of the parties.
13:58   Why is Alush a peace judge, when he is risking his life with this job?
14:04   I must always fear those men, and if I have to die because I’m a peace judge, then
14:13   I will die as a martyr for Germany, and I leave the good reputation for my children.
14:21   We do not have a lot of money, but we are respected, because we help other people,
14:27   we are honest and correct.
14:30   Officially, Alush is secondhand car dealer. He says that he receives no money for
14:35   his work as peace judge. Now when everything is solved behind the scenes with no
14:40   involvement by German justice, participants like his brother also become a target,
14:45   and they are defenselessly exposed to the parallel justice, with its own rules.
14:50   The position of Alush has in this way become a thorn not only in the
14:54   side of Arab gangsters, but also in that of German critics.
14:58   I accuse the peace judges of trying to undermine the German law’s entitlement
15:03   to punish. Compared to the peace judges, the German constitutional state must
15:08   be more defensive, it must “show its teeth”, to intervene in those cases
15:13   which need to be handled in order to stop this informal Islamic parallel justice.
15:22   And as this fails to happen, Hassan Alush is in more demand than ever.
15:27   The mosque in Neukölln at Columbiadamm is the biggest of some two dozen in Berlin.
15:32   Today, a funeral service is taking place here. The deceased is the father of this man.
15:37   A natural death.
15:43   Today we have a funeral, and we have no strength to deal with this,
15:47   Hassan is always there for us.
15:50   This is another of the duties of a peace judge. Gestures like this are those which
15:55   make him earn respect among his fellow countrymen. He is there for them,
15:59   in every situation in life. Helping community members to deal with grief,
16:04   or with family conflicts. In Arab culture, the family is paramount.
16:13   The involvement of strangers is taboo and is the equivalent of a loss of honor.
16:18   To be allowed to be here is almost like being present at a confession (in church),
16:22   because the family problems are the most intimate issues in the Islamic society.
16:28   In this case it was about four children who were taken away from their biological parents.
16:34   A classic dispute over custody rights, which he has handled as a social worker.
16:40   He helped us to come out of the social center… he has helped us…
16:47   So you were brought to the center, and dad helped you to come out so that
16:52   — you all can be together with grandma and grandpa. — Yes
16:56   Even the most difficult cases are solved easily and quickly in the
17:01   company of tea and pastries. This is what goes on among the families.
17:06   The authorities sit in their offices, and talk for one, two, five minutes:
17:13   “yes, we take care”. I don’t know whether they take care properly or not,
17:18   but I run, and run, and run,
17:22   especially in a case like this, because it affects four children.
17:26   Not only are German authorities not welcomed here,
17:29   police action would also make things worse.
17:36   When somebody from the other side calls the police, and a complaint is filed,
17:40   then the situation escalates, and more anger arises, but if the peace judge comes,
17:45   then issues are solved in a 99.9% of the cases.
17:50   Hassan Alush deals daily with such issues, from relatively harmless family problems
17:56   to honor killing, and he makes his needs clear.
17:59   I do everything I can in order to help people so that we can all live in peace.
18:06   And what do I ask for from the state? An office, and a car with a blue light,
18:11   a helper from the state, and they have to accept me entirely. I’ve been doing this
18:17   already for 20 years. Goodbye and have a peaceful life.
18:22   Here ends our filming work with the peace judge from Neukölln.
18:26   He must continue. He says that he has never had so much to do.
18:31   A serious dialogue between the German authorities and Hassan Alush
18:36   has unfortunately still not taken place.

Vigil in Berlin

Free Tommy!

There was a vigil this afternoon in front of the UK embassy in Berlin to protest the arrest and incarceration of Tommy Robinson.

Here’s the text for the occasion, as posted at Europe News:

Solemn vigil in front of the British embassy at 5.30pm in Berlin

Stephen Lennon, known popularly as Tommy Robinson, was arrested on Saturday in the latest act of police harrassment against him. “Tommy” has been given numerous warnings by the police that his life is in imminent danger. But instead of arresting the would-be murderers they persecute him for his political views. He has been exposed to arrest after arrest and has been driven into penury because of his outspoken opposition to sharia.

Vigil for Tommy Robinson in Berlin #1

His organisation, the EDL, has been responsible for exposing the sexual ‘grooming’ of girls across the UK. The suffering of these poor children had apparently been ignored due to the British State’s ruling ideology of political correctness. The powers-that-be do not seem to be happy about this. Tommy’s arrest comes at a time when the BBC, that bastion of left wing political power and propaganda in the UK is mired in its own peadophile cover up scandal.

British Freedom Chairman, Paul Weston, concerned about the former Co-Vice-Chairman of his party enquired after him at the prison where he was thought to be held. He too was arrested and taken into custody.

Those that rule the British State are now out of control. All pretense that the British are a free people is ending. How many more dissidents will be rounded up on the flimseyest trumped up charges in the newly emerging British Police State?

Please join me in a moment of silence for the people of that imprisoned island.

There’s also this statement by Kevin Carroll:

A Statement From Kev Carroll
English Defence League 24 October 2012

During my time of temporary detention for allegedly “conspiring to cause a public nuisance” which has caused me much stress and inconvenience, I have to say a massive thank you to all those proud patriots who have stuck by me and Tommy. Through thick and thin, through the good times and the bad we have continued in our struggle to battle against many enemies, be they violent Islamists, the far left and the very real and very present far right, we continue to battle.

We battle because we really do know what is at stake, it’s our children’s futures, their children’s futures, the battle of equality and civil liberties, it’s about pushing back an intolerant and backward ideology that discriminates against non Muslims, an ideology that believes its ok to beat women, murder homosexuals, rape our children, and hate anything about western culture and western values, namely democracy and freedom of speech.

I’m in awe, I can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

There aren’t enough words in the English dictionary that can describe the bravery of genuinely loyal and patriotic EDL members, members who continue to face the systematic destruction of our country and our culture head on. This battle brings a great amount of personal, financial and emotional sacrifice. You make me proud to stand with you, to fight by your side, through thick and thin, you are my family, my brothers and sisters, my inspiration and my source of strength in times of adversity. You are the saviours of our great country, history will show this to be the case.

It is however somewhat tempered with a disturbing reality, I say this with a heavy heart because I feel compelled to, and I wish I didn’t have to but now is the right time to say it. I have not come this far, or fought so hard at much personal cost to allow false patriots to dictate the direction or ethos of the EDL.

Tommy mentioned in his speech at Walsall certain groups and individuals who seem intent on ruining our grass roots street movement, people with alternative agendas, people serving the interests of groups who want to ride on the back of our success, people who want to entice our members to serve a different goal, a different agenda, they spread their poison and their gossip amongst the rank and file of the EDL, they are vermin.

Since Tommy has been remanded these false patriots have decided to escalate their campaigns of divide and rule, they spread disinformation, they call for new leadership, they actively work against everything we have achieved, they know our numbers, our unity and our steadfastness is our strength, it is something they wish for themselves.

I have heard people say “why” another collection for funds to help Tommy fight his extradition to the USA?

I really can’t believe the question was even asked! For gods sake the lad is on his arse on remand with no money, no legal council, no legal aid, his family living in fear on a daily basis, his children threatened, his wife threatened, and yet some idiots are complaining about raising funds for a lad who sticks his fingers up to the establishment, a lad who leads from the front getting up close and personal with violent islamists on a daily basis. The lad has balls bigger than the brains of these false patriots who question his integrity and his hunger for the fights we still have yet to battle.

We have kept a very close eye on these people, we know who they are so here’s the deal you bunch of parasitical vultures.

Some people think they are above the EDL, they think they are bigger and better than the EDL, they think they can lead the EDL but they do it behind a computer playing the big hard man, well that don’t wash with me lads, I don’t care if your from Essex or anywhere else for that matter, the bottom line is you would crumble under the pressures of leadership, as soon as your faces are out there, as soon as your families are threatened, when the establishment screw you left right and centre to shut you up you will fall silent, you will give up the fight. Remember both Tommy and I live in a town with 50,000 Muslims, most of whom would almost certainly love to see us dead or beaten to a pulp. But we walk the walk, we live among them and walk amongst them every single day of our lives, we do it knowing that there may be a day when we become martyrs to our cause, it is something we have learnt to live with.

If you think your head is big enough to wear the EDL leadership hat, if you think your shoulders are broad enough to carry the weight and the responsibility of leadership then please do give me a call, make sure you bring with you your cv and all the documentation required to apply for this job.

You can contact me on this number…

07858 281182

If your not up to the job then I strongly suggest you crawl back under the rock from whence you came.

Whose Spirit of War?

It may not translate very well into French, but we have an expression here that applies to this taqiyyah-peddling imam: “Butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth.”

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


00:00   A punch operation led by the Bloc Identititaire, an extreme right-wing movement.
00:04   In total, some 70 activists have occupied since
00:08   this night the mosque in construction, objective:
00:12   to denounce the construction of mosques, in general in France, the Islamization and the immigration, listen. –
00:16   This is a symbol because of a city like Poitiers, it was 1300 years ago
00:20   that Charles Martel stopped these Arabs at Poitiers, so for us, this is
00:24   symbolic, a symbol of reconquest. We simply say, we are here at the mosque of Poitiers, 1300 years after a historic battle,
00:28   because we say the same thing like 1300 years ago, we will not cede anymore. –
00:32   … bemused, because the night that an extremist group who has frozen
00:36   13 centuries ago, for I see 732 on their banner,
00:40   so these are people who have not moved since 732, they have not comprehended that the world has moved,
00:44   that people can live differently than in
00:49   a, errrrrh (gulp) errrrrh, spirit of war and confrontation.

“O Allah, Destroy the Jews”

At Friday prayers last week, Mohammed Morsi — a “moderate Islamist” and friend of President Barack Hussein Obama — joined in a prayer for the destruction of the Jews.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Is this why American Jews tell pollsters that they will vote overwhelmingly for Mr. Obama in next month’s election?

The People’s Candidate

In the midst of the current political crackdown in Britain, it’s important to remember what the crackdown is aimed against.

The authorities don’t show their iron fist so blatantly unless they are afraid, deeply afraid, and the political establishment is very much afraid of the prospect of being unseated by someone outside the current order. The three major parties — Labour, the Lib Dems, and the Tories, often known as “The Triad” — intend to make sure that no one attains any significant office unless they rise through the ranks of one of those three parties in the traditional way.

Anyone who gains any prominence as an open opponent of Politically Correct Multiculturalism risks what is now happening to the English Defence League and British Freedom.

Kevin Carroll — who was arrested over the weekend as part of a nakedly political operation against legitimate dissent in the UK — is currently standing as a British Freedom candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in Bedfordshire. Below is his just-released campaign video.

Our British readers can listen to what he has to say and decide for themselves whether this man deserves being arrested for breach of the peace, creating a public nuisance, racially aggravated such-and-such, or whatever cockamamie charge the authorities invented to bring him down:

For more information, visit the British Freedom website, or Kevin Carroll’s campaign site.

An Update on the Political Crackdown in Britain

Kevin Carroll, Paul Weston, and Tommy Robinson

The following update on the status of Tommy Robinson, Kev Carroll, and Paul Weston was just posted the British Freedom website:

Update: BF/EDL Arrests

This is a quick update on the situation regarding Tommy Robinson, Kevin Carroll and Paul Weston.

Tommy has been denied bail and is locked up on the main wing of Wandsworth prison in London. He is in close proximity to Muslim prisoners, who are shouting various threats against him. As long as he is separated from them he should be safe, but if he should be attacked the Governor of Wandsworth prison will be held accountable.

Kevin Carroll has been released. His home was broken into and searched; his work van impounded and searched by Special Branch. This appears to be a politically orientated attack on Mr Carroll with the intention clearly being to discredit him before the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 15th Nov.

Paul Weston was threatened with arrest for refusing to leave Wormwood Scrubs reception area without information about the whereabouts and safety of Tommy Robinson. Paul was briefly detained before being released. There is no charge against him.

The full power of the State appears to be concentrating on shutting down any political dissent. This does not really feel like a democratic country anymore.

We will update this site as and when we get further information.