Homosexuality in Iraq and Saudi Arabia

The following account is difficult to read. It refers to a culture of brutality and dominance among Arab men and boys, one that has a long pedigree and has proven particularly prevalent in Islamic societies.

Until the late 20th century, open discussion of such matters in the West was prevented by the taboo against overtly sexual topics, especially where they concerned sexual deviance. More recently, after the era of sexual liberation began, a different taboo emerged in the new culture of Politically Correct Multiculturalism. The new rules might be summed up in a single commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any social customs in non-Western cultures.” Thus the prevalence of pederasty in the Arab world was hushed up.

In recent years, due in part to the decade-long involvement of Western troops in Afghanistan, information about the Afghan custom of “dancing boys” — in which adult men take pretty pre-pubescent boys as their catamites — has gradually percolated into Western consciousness. But similar practices in the Arab world have remained more occluded.

Our Russian correspondent Russkiy, who is now fluent in Arabic, has undertaken the arduous task of translating part of sociological treatise on homosexuality in Iraq that was written by a renowned Iraqi scholar in the 1960s. It reveals a male society that resembles the deformed culture found among men in Western prisons.

Nowadays, with an Islamic Reformation well underway throughout the Arab world, entire nations are effectively being converted into giant open-air prisons.

Homosexuality in Iraq and Saudi Arabia
by Russkiy

When one visits websites or watches recorded discussions of proponents of Islamic Sharia, one cannot but notice a strong focus on morality in the Western world, or rather the lack thereof. The discussions normally revolve around women not being covered up appropriately, or the presence of homosexuals in public view, or both issues at the same time.

Recently I visited a Saudi atheist discussion forum found on Paltalk. The participants in the discussion deliberated on the issue of homosexuality in Saudi Arabia. Some surprising numbers were discussed. One person in the forum argued that if Saudi rulers don’t do something quickly to address the problem, 100% of the male population will be homosexuals. The reason given for this was that level of sexual frustration amongst Saudi men had reached unprecedented levels. It was mentioned that in the past the problem didn’t exist for the following reasons:

  • Early marriages for both men and women
  • Availability of slaves

At the beginning of King Feisal’s reign (1964-75) slavery was abolished as a result of Western pressure. Since then, due to social changes in the kingdom, the age of marriage has slowly increased. Pornographic material easily available through the Internet has been a big factor in exciting the young male population of Saudi Arabia without allowing any release.

This discussion reminded me of something I read in a book entitled Studies in the Nature of Iraqi Society written by the celebrated Iraqi professor of history and sociology Ali al-Wardi and first published in 1965. I have translated a section of the book that deals with precisely the issue discussed by the Saudis in the forum. My explanatory notes appear in square brackets.

The following translated excerpt begins on page 322 under the heading “Homosexuality in the Cities”:

The reality is that custom of homosexuality was widespread in the Iraqi cities during the period of Ottoman rule. It is possible to explain this phenomenon by the following:

  • The street upbringing — as we discussed, the kids on the streets considered homosexuality (active as opposed to passive) a symbol of domination and took pride in it. They would refer to it as “breaking of an eye”. The active participant in the act felt that he had subdued the passive participant by “breaking his eye” and shaming him with it continuously. Often as the result of that, the dominated boy would develop a personality disorder, causing him to feel inferior in the eyes of his peers, who would in turn take advantage and pick on him.

    And when the children grew up, that habit remained with many of them. It is not uncommon to see grown men take pride in and brag of such things in a similar manner to what they were used to in their childhood. Because of this, a phenomenon known as “cramp” had spread amongst the common people. It refers to taking revenge on someone by trapping and binding, then raping him. The “cramped” person might have remained his entire life with a “broken eye” [the author implies social infamy and personality disorders which resulted from the act]. As for the perpetrator of the cramping, he takes pride in what he has done. I personally know a person — he now has attained prominence in society — who used to head a gang for perpetrating cramping. It is thought that he still takes pride in the former “glory” of his.

  • Prevalence of Hijab [by Hijab, in this case, the author implies gender segregation as currently practiced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and not just the hair covering] — it has been scientifically proven that the percentage of homosexuals in any society is proportional to the extent of gender segregation in that society. This is of course quite natural, as a human being is instinctively drawn towards contact and enjoyment of the opposite sex. Therefore if for whatever reason it happens that members of the opposite sex was separated from him, he will start trying to substitute for that contact by relations with the same gender. This is what causes some men, in societies where gender segregation is prevalent, to copulate with adolescent boys, due to their resemblance to women, until appearance of a beard, at which point they would be left alone.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/25/2013

A Saudi cleric has insulted the first group of women appointed to the country’s shura, or government advisory council. The imam referred to the thirty woman as “prostitutes” in a number of messages spread via social media.

In other news, six Birmingham men (Mohammed Coefficient: 50%) have pleaded not guilty to charges of planning a terror attack last summer against the English Defence League.

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The Modoggies Come to Malmö

Lars Vilks and his controversial Roundabout Dogs are coming to Malmö next summer. Hans Erling Jensen sends the following announcement concerning this important upcoming event.

The public appeasement council — no, wait, Conflict Advisory Board — in Malmö will meet about Lars Vilks

Due to a planned art exhibition in Malmö this summer by the much sought-after (by Muslims) Swedish artist Lars Vilks — who wants to show a variety of his drawings and paintings, including the now famous “Roundabout Dogs” — the city council has decided to call in their so-called “Conflict Advisory Board”.

The Conflict Advisory Board is a part of the municipality’s so-called “Dialogue Forum” where politicians and representatives of religious organisations (read: Muslim organisations and imams from the grand mosque in Malmö) occasionally gather to discuss how to avoid having Muslims in Malmö go berserk when they decide to be offended. This time the group wants to get an idea of how the Muslim representatives feel about the exhibition, and ask them to try to calm the masses.

“We want to get an idea of what the Muslim representatives think of the exhibition, and have them share their views of what can be done about it,” said Bjorn Lagerback, Coordinator of the Dialogue Forum.

Several of the paintings to be exhibited in a gallery in Malmö are reprints of the original drawing of the Prophet Muhammad Roundabout Dog. According to Vilks, the intention is to soothe criticism of Islam. Lars Vilks also says: “It is time to loosen up the status of Islam and the prophet as ‘non-criticisable issues’ where artistic performance and expression are concerned.”

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Reverse Orientalism

Several weeks ago an op-ed by the Norwegian scholar Alexandra Irene Larsen was translated into English and posted here at Gates of Vienna. The cultural watchdogs of the Norwegian Left thereupon then descended on the author, using our approval as an opportunity to discredit her. The assault was led by the notorious wannabe terrorist Lars Gule.

Not one to shrink from controversy, Ms. Larsen has now written a reply to the criticism she received back then, penning a brilliant op-ed that was published in the printed version of Klassekampen on Saturday and online at Minervanett.no (a conservative website). At the risk of driving her deeper into the cultural quicksand into which she has wandered, it must be observed that Alexandra Irene Larsen sounds very much like the contributors and readers of this blog, at least when the topic in question is Islam.

Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer, who translated the essay, has this to say about it:

This piece is sure to ruffle some feathers in the Oslamabad duck pond. I actually translated an article for Gates of Vienna a couple of years ago which highlights the exact same bias that Ms. Larsen describes in this piece.

It seems that anything that has to do with Islam and Arabic culture is glorified, and anything that has to do with Western culture is vilified.

The translated op-ed from Minerva:

The legacy of Edward Said

Bjørn Olav Utvik and Knut Vikør represents a branch of academia that romanticizes Islam and the Arabic Middle Ages

By Alexandra Irene Larsen

On February 7, 2013, I attended a seminar on leftwing extremism at the House of Literature in Oslo where I gave a speech about Middle Eastern studies and how over the years, due to the legacy of Edward Said, these studies have adopted a left-wing political bias which has been quite noticeable.

Anti-imperialism, anti-Americanism and third-world romanticism — these trivialize the authoritarian traits of Islamism. Islamism and other radical non-Western movements are presented as liberation movements and as legitimate responses to the misconduct of the West. It has to be pointed out that I do not believe that this romanticism is limited only to Middle Eastern scholars — of course it isn’t. There are probably a multitude of reasons behind the beautification process of the Arab civilization which some scholars have decided to undertake. I have gone through the criticism of Middle Eastern Studies in more detail in my contribution to the book Left-Wing Extremism (editors: Sørensen, Hagtvet and Brandal).

I will focus on a couple of quotes from two scholars, Bjørn Olav Utvik and Knut Vikør, in which they use highly tendentious language, commit gross errors, mythologize and exhibit a lack of precision.

It’s not just the authoritarian tendencies of Islamism that are frequently downplayed in academia; the myth of the luminous and tolerant Arab Middle Ages is alive and very common. I’m not too familiar with Vikør’s background, so I’m not going to position him on the political Left, but merely point out that he is participating in a trend of romantic interpretation.

Utvik has written that Sharia law is “more broad-minded’ than what used to be the norm in Christian Europe, a statement that he defended at the aforementioned seminar at the House of Literature:

“Sharia is quite clearly non-racist. When it was codified in the seventh and eighth century, based on our calendar, it was at the forefront of judicial thinking, in the sense that while only free Muslim men were bestowed full rights, Islamic law also bestowed rights to slaves, women and practitioners of other religions. On all these points Sharia law was far more broad-minded than the norm in Christian Europe at the time.” (Utvik “The rebellion of the others. Islamism – liberation or a reactionary dead-end?” 1994 p. 34).

Such controversial claims must be substantiated. What specific conditions, laws and regulations does Utvik refer to which were more benign for women, slaves and religious minorities in the Arab countries? Non-racist in the true sense, yes perhaps if one chooses to ignore the discrimination against Jews, just to mention one particular example.

But Islamic law by its very nature is discriminatory and hierarchical. The three basic hierarchical dichotomies of Islam that have gone unchallenged throughout history are: male — female; master — slave; believer — non-believer. Utvik’s statement is a sweeping generalization that gives a completely incorrect picture of the reality.

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Strangle it in the Cradle!

A 74-year-old German woman was recently convicted of “hate speech” in Munich for carrying a protest sign that said unacceptable things about Turks. Her crime was Volksverhetzung, “hatred of a people” — or, according to the Google translation, “sedition”. This is essentially the same crime as hets mot folkgrupp in Sweden and Finland, or a “Section 5 racially aggravated public order offence” in Britain. Stripped of its euphemistic casing, it means “saying something that offends Muslims”.

The article was below was translated by JLH, and has an introduction by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.

by ESW

And so it has happened again…

During the recent Geneva Summit for Democracy and Human Rights, Europe was not on the list of grievances voiced by dissidents. This is ostensibly because there is no need for dissent in Europe, as everything is just fine, a sort of paradise, where everyone lives in peace and harmony and all rights granted by the EU Politburo are enjoyed to the fullest extent.

But as with all utopias, this one is also false. Back in November 2010, I said the following at a conference hosted by the Free Press Society:

Today, in 21st century Western Europe, our right to free speech is being shut down quietly and systematically with an effectiveness that the commissars in the old Soviet Union could only dream of.

But my case [was] not really about the law. It [was] a political trial, and like the trials of Geert Wilders and Jussi Halla-aho, it [was] intended to silence someone who speaks out against the barbaric nature of sharia law.

Above all else, it [was] intended to discourage anyone who might consider following in my footsteps. The oligarchs who rule Europe are determined to prevent any frank discussion among their citizens of Islam and its legal doctrines.

These are the methods of a totalitarian state.

They are more successful than those of the Nazis and the Fascists and the Communists because they are accomplished quietly and peacefully, with no need for concentration camps or gulags or mass graves or the shot in the back of the neck in the middle of the night.

Nothing has changed since November 2010. As a matter of fact, the situation regarding Europe’s freedoms has markedly deteriorated. Leave the path of Multiculturalism and you are fodder for the creatures of the jungle. They will tear you apart and hang you. They will leave you naked for the world to gape at. To make fun of. They will leave you penniless and jobless.

Welcome to the madhouse of Multiculturalism, where only the multiculti point of view is accepted.

Welcome to 21st century Europe.

The translated article from Politically Incorrect:

Munich: Conviction for Hate Speech
Pensioner before the Court

by Michael Stürzenberger

Suddenly, on this day in the court, there were all the representatives of the press, who were not to be seen at the information stand of the citizens’ initiative against The Center for Islam in Europe, Munich. Yesterday, however, was the sentencing of a 74-year-old pensioner who had put something about “presumptuous Turks” on her sign. So the whole SZ, Bild and TZ mob was triumphantly there so they could report on a conviction for hate speech. The state’s attorney had asked for 90 per diem penalties of €40. The judge suspended this fine with three years probation but assessed a donation of €1,000 — and of all things, for Amnesty International. This pensioner, one of the most assiduous signature collectors at the initiative, immediately made a protest. This morning, she personally filed an appeal against the conviction in district court in Munich.

Last September 8th, in the context of the informational presentation on Munich’s Rotkreuzplatz, Maria was reported to the police by the “Green Youth” group because of a poster on which she had depicted the siege of Vienna by the Turks in 1683 and connected it with the present-day threat. She had written ironically that “the Turks shot peacefully at Vienna” and the allied troops of Prussians, Poles and Austrians were the “original Nazis, who had had the gall to offer resistance to the Ottoman troops.” And then came the sentence for which she was convicted: “Now presumptuous Turks from all over the world are threatening Europe again.”

The state’s attorney claimed this statement provoked a “hostile attitude” toward all Muslims and Turks as well as instigating “hate.” This answered the description of hate speech according to § 130 StGB. Maria cited Turkish President Erdogan, whose speech recalled the 1,000-year anniversary of the battle won against the Byzantine Empire and designated the year 2071 as the time when the progeny of those victors would be ready to take over Europe. She had above all wished to address the German politicians who were blind to this threat. From the information stand for the party Die Freiheit, to which she does not belong, passers-by could barely see this placard, since there was a cordon sanitaire of police and she was also surrounded by “anti-fascists” and members of the Left.

The state’s attorney did concede that there is a freedom of expression which also allows for trenchant and subjective formulations. But, he said, the limits of the law are crossed when facts are distorted, when one is contemptuous and statements have a hateful effect. The danger of an offensive war cannot be harmonized with objective facts but leads to fear and hatred in the populace of their Turkish fellow citizens and Muslims.

A jail sentence of three months to five years could have been imposed. The accused, however, had no previous record, conducted herself properly and was, moreover, an honest person. So he proposed the lower penalty of a fine of €3,600 plus court costs. Maria’s lawyer countered that her formulation had not demanded taking or avoiding any action. Slogans like “Turks out” were not applicable for the hate speech paragraphs. He asked for acquittal, and if convicted, a fine of no more than 60 per diems.

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The Historical Praxis of Current Events

I reported last week on an email conversation I’ve been having with a British journalist who originally wanted to talk to Fjordman, but had to settle for me instead. The exchange is ongoing, and his latest message, which arrived early this morning, finally got down to the nitty-gritty: Anders Behring Breivk.

Below are his questions (in italicized block quotes), and my responses.

I confess I had wondered about your focus on Europe. This [the fact that you lived in England] rather explains it: though I cannot believe you encountered a particularly egregious type of Islam in 1960s Britain?

No, the Pakistani invasion had just barely begun when I left England. I lived in what was then the West Riding of Yorkshire, and local jokes made reference to “Pakis in Bradford”, so even then Bradford was known as Pakistani territory. But there were none in Leeds that I noticed. West Indians were far more commonly seen; they were called “niggers” by the locals, without any derogatory intent. The word sounded strange (and unpleasant) to an American, of course. But it had no significance in Yorkshire back then.

The multicultural changes came after I left. I was astonished at the difference in England when I returned for a visit in 2002, almost 30 years after the last time I had been there.

Another question if I may: in your other reply, you mention Dr Pipes, and lament his unwarranted association with Anders Breivik.

Breivik is the elephant in the room. So let’s address it.

Given that your blog is cited a dozen times and more in his manifesto, and you are quoted several times individually, do you feel any sense of involvement in 22 July?

Not in the slightest. He was (is) a psychopath, whose ideas, wherever they come from, serve simply as the rationale or self-justification for his murderous impulses. He spoke highly of Thomas Jefferson, too, but I think Mr. Jefferson may rest easily.

The same goes for Che Guevara, for that matter — Mr. Breivik was a devotee of the bloodthirsty Argentine Communist, but I hardly think that means the Progressives must abandon their reverence for Che.

The political opinions of a psychopath are at most tangential to his violent acts, since the acts themselves are his raison d’être. Had he been brought up in a different environment, Mr. Breivik’s murders might have been justified by citing Herbert Marcuse — or Mohammed.

Fjordman is the most cited individual. Given your friendship I wonder if you know whether he loses sleep over what happened to those children? Do you?

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The Intimidation of City University

City University in London recently closed a Muslim prayer room after students refused to submit their sermons to the university administration for advance scrutiny. The university had good reason to monitor what was going on in that room — one speaker was recorded advocating the killing of apostates.

Now the Muslim student group is unhappy with the “discrimination” against its members, and is busy mau-mauing the university authorities with the usual “diversity” rhetoric.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video from PressTV:

Below are excerpts on the same topic from a BBC article:

City University London Removes Muslim Friday Prayer Room

City University in London has been accused of discrimination by a group of Muslim students after it closed a dedicated room used for Friday prayers.

A group of students have formed Muslim Voices on Campus, calling on the university to reverse its decision.

The group said it was being “unjustly targeted”.

City said it acted because students had refused to submit the proposed content of sermons to the university before prayers to check its “appropriateness”.

Wasif Sheikh, who leads the group, said: “We feel we are being unjustly targeted. All of our sermons are open, we welcome all students and all staff.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/24/2013

After spending several months making large profits by shorting the yen, George Soros is reportedly now considering shorting the pound sterling. The pound has declined against the dollar over the past quarter, and Mr. Soros is evidently betting that it will drop even further.

In other news, in the middle of the most severe economic crisis in its history, the Egyptian government is purchasing 140,000 new canisters of teargas costing €2 million, in anticipation of a new round of rioting. Meanwhile, Iran announced that it has discovered extensive new deposits of uranium ore, and says it is planning 16 additional nuclear power plants.

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Make Way For Mughalistan

When Rupert Murdoch is referred to as a “news mogul”, the person employing the term probably doesn’t realize that the word “mogul” is derived from the name of the Islamic conquerors of India.

“Moghul” or “Mughal” comes from a Persian word meaning “Mongol”. It was the Persians’ description of the Central Asian conquerors of Persia, whose hordes were the descendants of Genghis Khan and Tamerlaine. The Moghuls overran Persia, adopted Islam, became Persianized, and invaded the Indian subcontinent to slaughter the infidels there in the name of Allah.

The Moghul invasion of India began early in the 16th century and advanced steadily across the subcontinent until the British arrived in the early 18th century and put a stop to the expansion. The British did not object to Islam per se — and they were shrewd at encouraging the Hindus and Muslims against each other to facilitate their own rule — but the spread of Islam in India by warfare was halted by the British presence until they left in 1947.

The successful Moghul invasion of India was the second attempt to conquer the subcontinent for Islam. The first one was undertaken by the Arabs under the Umayyad Caliphate in the early 8th century. After a quarter of a century of warfare and destruction, the Arab invaders were driven back to the west of the Indus River. In later centuries the hosts of Mohammed made sporadic attempts to conquer the Hindus, but enjoyed no lasting success until the Moghul invasion eight hundred years later. Had it not been for the arrival of the British, the whole of the Indian subcontinent would likely have been Islamized, with Hinduism eradicated within Islamic territory, just as Buddhism had been before it.

The Hindu genocide at the hands of Islam lasted more than a thousand years, and continues in a reduced fashion to this day. It is the largest genocide in recorded history, with many millions of Hindus — possibly over a hundred million — slaughtered by the Muslim invaders, and countless millions more enslaved or forcibly converted to Islam. The sheer wanton destruction wielded by the Islamic conquest staggers the mind — the opulent flower of Hindu civilization was simply wiped out, with idols broken and burned, temples razed, and untold quantities of exquisite artifacts destroyed or melted down for their precious metals. Although it guttered, the flame of Hindu learning was never fully extinguished, but only after the arrival of the Pax Britannica did Hindu scholars regain the ability to realize their intellectual potential.

Such is the legacy of Islam in India. Like al-Andalus, the Moghul Empire is said to have enjoyed a “golden age”, when ethnic and religious harmony reigned. The 17th century is characterized as a period when art and architecture flowered under the Moghuls, but, as in Spain, Islamic culture in India was really just a derivative afterglow drawing on the remnants of what went before, a dim reflection of the lambent Hindu splendor that had preceded it.

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A movement has recently emerged in India to restore the northern portion of the Mughal Empire in the form of an entity known as “Mughalistan” (or “Mughalstan”, depending on who is spelling it).

When India gained its independence from Britain in 1947, it was partitioned into two states, an Islamic one and a multi-religious one that was predominantly Hindu. The largest concentrations of Muslims were in East Bengal and what is now Pakistan, in Baluchistan and portions of Sindh, Kashmir, and the Punjab. These two regions, separated by a wide stretch of Hindu India, became East and West Pakistan respectively. In the early 1970s a civil war erupted between the two, resulting in the formation of Bangladesh out of what had been East Pakistan.

Before the partition of India, Indian Muslims had pushed for a corridor across northern India that would connect the two halves of the new Islamic state. However, the Muslim population in those regions was not considered sufficient to warrant its inclusion, and the corridor never materialized.

Now, more than sixty years later, the idea of an Islamic corridor has returned. In the intervening decades the Muslim portion of India, as everywhere else, has increased relative to the non-Muslim population. Devout Muslims in the subcontinent have refloated the idea of a corridor connecting Pakistan and Bangladesh. It would include heavily Muslim regions in Northern India, southern Nepal, and coastal Burma. The proposed name for resulting Islamic superstate would be “Mughalistan”, echoing the glory of the Moghul Empire before the arrival of the British.

The Mughalistan movement has a long-term goal that includes much more of India than just a northern corridor. Thanks to their fecund demographics, Muslims are now a much larger proportion of the population across swathes of central India, including the Hyderabad region where the recent terror attacks took place.

As Terresa Monroe-Hamilton writes in The Noisy Room:

An Islamic Coup in India — Mughalistan

Yesterday, I received word of some horrible bombings by Islamic militants in India. 13 were killed and 70 were injured. Not a peep of this on the news. Islam is cutting a bloody swath across the planet and the media is giving us shiny things to chase after as distractions. So much for Peace be Upon Him and all that. Jihadists are murdering innocent Hindus and no one seems to care.

Then, even more comes to light as 4 are killed in Bangladesh in a violent ‘Bloggers Riot‘…

And while the world turns a blind eye to the bloody massacres in India, the Mughalistan Project takes shape. It is the Islamic Pakistan-Bangladesh plan to split India. The plan is being billed as Mughalistan — An undivided Islamic nation in the Indian Subcontinent. Pakistan and Bangladesh would be connected through a land corridor running across the Indo-Gangetic plain, the heartland of India.

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A War Zone in the Banlieues

Hungarian TV reports on the “Sensitive Zones” (ZUS) of the suburbs of Paris, where police are forced use military-style armored vehicles to enter the culturally enriched no-go zones.

Many thanks to Hermes for the translation:

The most extreme district: the Célpont TV team was spat on, jostled, and there was also an attempt to run them over.

The largest of the Parisian districts is urging the deployment of the army due to the continuously increasing number of armed conflicts between drug dealers. There are districts in which (police) do not dare enter with normal police cars anymore. This was acknowledged even by police officials to Célpont.

Dealers, pickpockets, robbers. The footage was filmed with police cameras — in Paris.

“Apart from the images transmitted by the 1200 cameras installed by the police, here in this headquarters we also see those from public transport and the railway service cameras,” the spokesperson for the Paris police said. “This is a huge network — in this way we have almost 10,000 cameras to keep Paris and its surroundings under surveillance,” Régis Mongendre said.

Gang wars are an everyday issue in the suburbs of Paris. In these districts the camera is the enemy no. 1. “They sure want to show how Arabs, immigrants, Kosovars and others, how they cause troubles in the outer districts,” a social worker said, adding, “Why do you allow this to happen?”

“Delete it! Understand? Delete it so we can see that you really do it!” Nor was our TV team welcomed. They tried to snatch away our camera, they spat on us, jostled us, and they tried to run us over with a quad. The perpetrators are increasingly youngsters.

They use the burning cars as traps

By the way, 40,000 cars are set on fire every year — these are used as traps. This is how they decoy the police in order to attack them.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/23/2013

One of the most fervent advocates of jihad in Canada is a convert who is a member of the Cree Indian tribe in Saskatchewan. The Native Canadian, who now calls himself Dawood, says he converted five years ago when he was drunk and suicidal. Now he lives to defend Islam by whatever means necessary, as prescribed by the Koran.

In other news, a teenage girl testifying in the Bullfinch Trial (Mohammed Coefficient of defendants: 22%) in the Old Bailey says that she was branded on the buttock by her culturally enriched pimp when she was just twelve years old. The “M” brand was intended to show her, ahem, suitors that she was the property of Mo, her pimp. She also told the court in the Oxford grooming trial that she was sexually assaulted with a baseball bat.

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Britain’s Liberal Death Wish

Paul Weston’s latest essay contemplates the swamp of insanity into which Modern Multicultural Britain has stumbled, paying special attention to the preoccupation of the police with “diversity” and “discrimination”.

Britain’s Liberal Death Wish
by Paul Weston

From the seemingly trivial, like the renaming of Sandhurst’s Mons Hall to the King Hamad Hall in exchange for a pimped mess of Bahraini pottage, to matters of supreme importance, Britain appears to have submitted to Islam. The double standards involved when it comes to protecting Muslims or prosecuting/persecuting non-Muslims are on stark display for all but the most ideologically blinkered to see. Britain is now a country which has lost its collective sanity.

Events over the last few weeks bear testament to this. One such apparently trivial issue is that of the dinner lady sacked for mistakenly serving non-halal food to Muslim students at a multi-faith school in Birmingham. The school in question is majority Muslim, but despite proclaiming its multi-faith credentials there seems little respect for the requirements of non-Muslims, all of whom are expected to eat halal meat whether they like it or not.

The total intransigence of mono-cultural Islam and the total capitulation to it by multicultural Britain could lead to only one thing when Muslim children were enriched in error by imbibing the vibrant diversity of infidel food. The local council and the headmaster have been forced to apologise, the dinner-lady has been sacked for failing to conform to sharia law, and still the Muslim parents seek further retribution, with one Muslim spokesman saying “It could not just be the error or one lady, there must be people at the top responsible too who also need to be sacked. It is an insult to our faith.”

Being a Muslim must be rather pleasant in some ways. Their ability to look at the world through the insular lens of supremacist Islam is startling to those reared on a diet of multiculturalism who try so hard to accept, adopt and conform to all religions and cultures save their own. How the liberal/left mentally survive the cranial confusion this causes is quite beyond me, but I suppose there is little evidence to suggest their mental balance is anything other than unstable.

But it is not just Islam which views itself as a supremacist ideology. The British police appear to be in awe of it as well. A recent story about anti-Muslim harassment in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, would appear to confirm this when Mr Murad Alam and his family were subjected to a rather unsavoury campaign against them. A cross wrapped in ham was left propped against their front door, they were shouted at in the street and one of the sons had smoke blown into his face by “an elderly local gentleman.”

All in all most unpleasant, but the reaction of the police to this was as though they still considered their primary job to be that of genuine law enforcement, not something usually associated with them when non-Muslims complain about Muslim harassment. Mr Alam described their multicultural zeal thus: “Nottinghamshire Police fitted secret cameras, security lighting and after the graffiti, they were literally parked at the end of the alley for days, 24/7.”

The BBC dutifully reported on this and thoughtfully included a link at the end of their article to the BBC Asian Network which was all set to interview Mr Alam about his unfortunate experiences. The BBC also included another link to an outfit called Tell Mama — where Mama is an abbreviation for Monitoring Anti-Muslim Attacks, which describes its role as follows:

“The TELL MAMA project is inspired by a need expressed by Muslim communities in the UK. The community support requirements for Muslim communities do extend to the need for support for the victims of anti-Muslim incidents in England and for the collection and mapping of anti-Muslim incidents in the country.”

All well and good, in fact highly admirable. It’s just the sort of reaction from the police, the BBC and anti-racist pressure groups I would like to see directed toward all victimised faiths, races and communities, but sadly this is no longer the case. Consider the somewhat more serious issue of young and vulnerable native British girls who had been murdered, gang raped, drugged, groomed and abused for decades by Muslim males whilst the police and the BBC turned a blind eye in the interest of “community cohesion” — which is multicultural shorthand for Thou Shalt Not Criticise Islam.

Whilst having smoke blown into your face by elderly local gentlemen in Nottinghamshire must indeed be a harrowing experience for any self-respecting young Muslim male, it is not really on a par with the quite unbelievable abuse meted out to underage girls in Oxford by Muslim gang rapists Kamar Jamil, Akhtar Dogar, Anjun Dogar, Assad Hussain, Mohammed Karrar, Bassan A Karra and Mohammed T Hussain. The Daily Mail reported some of the following inhumane (by Christian standards) behaviour of these men:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/22/2013

Aleqa Hammond, the leader of the social democratic party Siumut in Greenland, says that Greenland should become a sovereign nation completely independent from Denmark. According to the latest polls, her party stands a good chance of winning the elections next month.

In other news, a female Italian tourist was raped by two policemen in the Mexican resort city of Cancun. Both alleged assailants are under arrest.

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