JLH has translated an inspiring interview with the prominent German Counterjihad activist Michael Stürzenberger. The translator includes this note:
Many of us at GoV have commented and reported on Michael Stürzenberger — or “Stürz” as Oz-Rita likes to call him — over the past years, and I vividly remember his days as a columnist and interviewer at Politically Incorrect. We have watched in awe as he took on the powers-that-be in Munich, revived the White Rose with its only surviving member, and suffered numerous counterstrokes. But until reading his answers at the end of this interview, I did not appreciate the full extent of his day-to-day misery. A horrifying example of what one of our most prominent American political families christened (and practiced) as “the politics of personal destruction”.
It is sad that the leftist pressure can alienate even friends and relatives. It is deeply ironic to think of the legitimate pleas for tolerance of minorities, women, and gays over the years, often made by some of the same people who are now happy to see the misery of ostracism visited on people who disagree with them.
The translated interview from Journalistenwatch:
“It Is the Duty of An Enlightened Citizen to Resist Islam!”
From the first Michael Stürzenberger has been an Islam-explicator. And right from the start, serious obstacles have been placed on his path to accomplishing his task, so crucial to the survival of Germany. Driven into the “Nazi-corner” by politicians and the media, hounded by the legal system, shunned by the banks, stigmatized by the intelligence services, threatened with death by Islamizers, attacked by counter-demonstrators, banned by restaurants — he has had to struggle all these years merely to exist.
But he has never given up. It is time for a comparatively personal interview with one of the few people in Germany with some backbone.
Journalistenwatch: When, on what occasion and in what form did the subject “Islam” penetrate your consciousness for the first time?
Michael Stürzenberger: Islam was not on my radar before September 11, 2001. With that apocalyptic terrorist attack, the so-called “religion of peace” vaulted into my life. I wondered what had compelled these 19 Muslims to kill themselves along with thousands of others. When it became known that Mohammed Atta and company had in their written declarations cited verses from the Koran as the basis for their terrorism, I read that book from cover to cover. Then everything was clear.
So, you previously had no personal contact with “offensive”-acting Muslims, and the mosques in Munich were just normal houses of worship to you?
Before 9/11, I had neither concerned myself with Islam nor had any noteworthy contact with Muslims. Only one time at the beginning of the 1990s, when my favorite disco in Munich — “Liberty” — was taken over by Turks, renamed the “Bebek Club” and Germans were not welcome there. I seriously wondered what was going on. But I did not continue to worry about that, because I was involved with my career as a journalist.
What edition of the Koran did you read, and what effect did the Koranic Suras have on you? Did you read other books on the subject?
In my library, I have those by Max Henning and Rudi Paret; I have compared them with the Koran edition of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany on their internet site, islam.de, and with the Salafist Koran, which is being passed out by the hundreds of thousands on the streets of Germany. There are no notable differences in the formulations. The pertinent commands to violence, battle and killing are the same everywhere. Christians and ex-Muslims from Islamic countries have confirmed to me that the Arabic edition is also comparable, if not even harsher in several instances.
Anyone who reads the Koran through instantly recognizes it as a literal manual for Muslim terrorists who are causing trouble all over the world. Even the 1400-year history of Islam’s conquest is not surprising. And then, when you examine the biography of the “prophet” and warlord, Mohammed, who is responsible for the entire Islamic ideology, the connections become clear. Anyone who still maintains that Islam is a religion of “peace” is either a conscious liar, or needs to have his head examined.
As you say, 9/11 was just one more Islamic terrorist act in the long, violent history of this “religion of peace.” But this event shook the entire Western world. For many, as for you, this day was the impetus to critically examine Islam. But only a few have dared to take the next step and become dedicated Islam-explicators.
What brought you to take this risky step? What was it like? Where and how did you become involved?
When it became clear to me after 9/11 that the timelessly valid commandments of the Koran are responsible for the bloody trail of war and conquests emanating from the area of present-day Saudi Arabia, I began to write articles for Germany’s greatest alternative news blog, Politically Incorrect. With the PI Munich group, I took part in the so-called “dialogue”-presentations to arouse citizens with critical questions, and to expose the taqiyya and continuous universal lying indulged in by Islamic functionaries. I became a member of Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa, assumed the chair of the Bavarian state group, and attempted to contribute to educating the populace by means of information booths. It became clearer and clearer to me that something had to be done in the political arena. Nine months after René Stadtkewitz founded FREIHEIT, I left the CSU and joined this party. Since the end of 2013, I have been the national chair and, with my party colleagues, have above all worked with the themes which the AfD is presently avoiding like a third rail: the danger posed by Islam, the irresponsible immigration policy and the massive abuse of asylum. The most important project is the citizen’s petition against the European Islamic center, for which we have to date collected 67,000 signatures and which is now being blocked by the city of Munich with legal sophistries.
There were already Islamic terrorist attacks before 9/11 and afterwards they multiplied — mass murder in the name of Allah all over the world. If in the past it was to spread Islam through violence and to take territory, now there must be some other strategy behind it. Do these violence-prone representatives of Islam intend to spread fear and horror? And if so, why? Do they only want to provoke a return violence and so recruit even more co-religionists to their “war” against the infidels? What are the terrorist attacks really about?
Islam is about the complete subjection of non-Muslims, and about worldwide domination. Spreading fear and horror is a legitimate means of intimidating the “infidels” into fearfully bowing to the dominion of Islam. The Koran teaches fighting and killing dissenters until all people worship Allah as God and dissenters are reduced to second class citizens, have fewer rights and must pay Muslims a special tribute. They may even be made to work as slaves for Muslims. The Islamic expansion has historically cost 270 million non-Muslims their lives. And the number increases daily.
So if the Koran calls for violence and so-called warriors of God use it as an authority, why do the 2.2 billion Muslims in the world not all go off to war and spread terror on a daily basis? As a Muslim, is it not necessary to taken the Koran so seriously? Or are there different directions in the Islamic world? Can the Koran be diversely interpreted?
In accordance with the Koran, Islam has been expanding by means of war for 1400 years. In countries ruled by Islam, those of other faiths are oppressed and frequently killed. People are forced to live under sharia, Islamic law. Horrible physical punishments, stoning and executions are common. In Western countries where Muslims are in the minority — according to Islamic decrees or “fatwas,” they are expected to be unobtrusive, until they are in the majority. Then they will begin jihad — Islamic holy war, to bring Islam to power.
Terrorism is the signature feature of Islam. Meanwhile, Islam has been expanding “peacefully” all over the world. In many Western countries, Muslims are still a minority, but demography shows that they could become a majority in the foreseeable future. Isn’t this development far more dangerous, because it cannot be countered, and isn’t this expansion also a part of jihad?
The creeping infiltration of Western countries through demographic increase — the so-called birth jihad — is far more dangerous than the expansion of Islam through war, terrorism and violence. It happens insidiously, so that many people do not understand that Islam is taking over important parts of the society piecemeal. This can only be confronted with logical explication of the dangerous elements of Islam, to finally close the door on the spread of Islamic theology.
Why is it so easy for the Islamizers in Germany? Why is Islamization moving forward so rapidly? Or is that deceptive? Is it the same in other Western countries? Who is to blame that Islam is able to spread everywhere in the world as it does?
Appeasement of Islam is evident everywhere in the West. For several reasons.
|The naked fear of ruling politicians that criticism of Islam may unleash waves of terrorism and uncontrollable uprisings in the Muslim parallel societies.
|The fear of being accused by the leftist media of “xenophobia,” “Islamophobia” and “racism” at the first criticism of Islam.
|The presumed loss through criticizing Islam of billions in investments from Arabic-Muslim countries as well of large orders for German firms.
|The danger of oil and gas deliveries from these countries being cut off.
There is extensive self-censorship in Germany with regard to our own history. So the insanity of leftist political correctness against any criticism of Islam and therefore of “foreigners” is widespread in Germany. Since the 68ers’ “March through the institutions,” leftist do-gooders have been entrenched in politics, the media, unions and social organizations. It is hard to make headway against their cumulative propagandist white-washing of Islam.
On the one hand, Islam is gaining influence in every area of society. On the other hand, the proponents of Islam criticism are irretrievably at loggerheads, dominated by envy and competition and concerned in many blogs only with introspection. In these circumstances, can complete Islamization even be stopped? If so, how?
The extent of the threat does not seem to be clear to many people. Some seem to see it as a kind of virtual game where you can make a name for yourself. To achieve coherent civilian resistance, things must get much worse, so that the danger is clear to everyone. The internal quarrels could end in Germany, when/if the terrorist attacks and civil war-like conditions start up. The question is, whether it would then already be too late for a halfway peaceful solution. We in the Islam-critical citizens’ community want to do it peacefully, with argumentation and reasoning But because we are being fought absolutely fanatically; Islam is expanding unhindered. And so, in a few years, we will be faced with a scenario that will rock our country and Europe to their foundations.
As one of the first Islam critics, you have from the start been an object of hatred. By both the right and the left. By the Islamizers and their henchmen in politics and the media. There have been never-ending attempts to destroy you economically. You have been threatened endlessly. They have tried to finish you with criminal charges and legal verdicts.
How did get through it? Didn’t you sometimes think about giving up political resistance? Aren’t you terribly disappointed — including by the traitors “in your own ranks”?
That is a legitimate question. I am deeply disappointed that citizens in the West are so reluctant to demonstrate their discontent publicly on the street. It is frustrating, for example, to see as few as 50 people at a PEGIDA demonstration. Many people are even afraid to demonstrate openly about Islam, asylum and immigration, because the social pressure is enormous.
For instance, our party, DIE FREIHEIT, which has held various rallies, can no longer have an account at any of the 2,800 banks in Germany, and is therefore existentially endangered. We are now forced to legally demand our obvious right to have our own account. It is hard to believe how brazen the assault on Islam-criticism is in this country.
I myself have been terminated by five banks and banned in various pubs and restaurants in Munich, because I am being defamed as a “xenophobe.” In my hometown, Bad Kissingen, I was removed after 20 years as stadium announcer of an international youth soccer tournament, after the Main Post carried an attack article against me. Even friends and relatives in the leadership of my sports club, TSV Hausen, where I played soccer as a young boy, have turned against me because of the public pressure.
For years, I have been hounded from one courtroom to another. People have tried to demoralize me, bleed me dry financially and thereby silence me. In the Bavarian Security Service (literally “Constitutional Protection”), a new rubric was created to facilitate our stigmatization because of our Islam criticism — the so-called “constitutionally relevant Islam-hostility.” *
When you also get a kick in the shins from those in the same foxhole with you, when the enemy is so thick around you, you sometimes wonder whether this whole thing is worth it.
But the immense importance of our cause is clear, and so it is not possible to think of giving up. So long as politicians and the media continue to act irresponsibly, it is undeniably the duty of every enlightened citizen to resist. Even if it now and then feels as if you are Don Quixote, tilting at windmills.
* i.e., for the special attention of state security and intelligence services.
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