Tet, Take Two: Islam’s 2016 European Offensive

Matthew Bracken is the author of Enemies Foreign and Domestic, and a well-known advocate for Second Amendment rights. The following guest-essay by Mr. Bracken is also being published at Western Rifle Shooters Association.

Tet, Take Two:
Islam’s 2016 European Offensive

By Matthew Bracken, November 2015

More than a decade ago I wrote my first novel, Enemies Foreign and Domestic. Part of my motivation was to establish my bona fides at forecasting social, political and military trends. I didn’t like the direction America was heading, and I wanted to warn as many readers as possible about some of the dangers I saw coming. At the end of 2015, I hope that my past success at prognostication will encourage people to pay heed to this essay.

As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and Second World Wars.

Two of these great social forces are currently allied in a de facto coalition against the third. They have forged an unwritten agreement to jointly murder the weakest of the three forces while it is in their combined power to do so. One of these two social forces would be content to share totalitarian control over large swaths of the globe with the other remaining social force. One of these social forces will never be satisfied until it achieves complete domination of the entire planet. So what are these three great social forces? They are Islam, international socialism, and nationalism.

Allow me to explain the salient aspects of each, and how they relate to the coming 2016 cataclysm.

1. Islam

Islam is similar to a self-replicating supercomputer virus. It is a hydra-headed monster, designed by its creators to be an unstoppable formula for global conquest. It’s almost impossible to eradicate, because it has no central brain or control center. Islam is like a starfish: when you cut off a limb, another grows to replace it. The names of the Muslim leaders, and the names of their Islamic groups, are transitory and ultimately unimportant. Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda are succeeded by Al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State, but they will all pass from the scene and be replaced by others. While Muslim leaders and regimes have come and gone, Islam itself has remained steadfastly at war with the non-Muslim world for 1,400 years.

Islam does not recognize secular national boundaries. To devout Muslims, there are only two significant realms of the world. First is the Dar al-Islam — the House of Islam, which is the land of the believers. The other is the Dar al-Harb — the House of War, which must be made Islamic by any means, including violent jihad. The expansion of Islam is sometimes held in check for long periods, but more often Islam is on the march, acquiring new territory. Once conquered by Islam, territory is rarely taken back, Spain being a notable exception.

The Muslim world produces almost no books or new inventions. Short of finding oil under their feet, most Islamic nations are backward and impoverished. So wherein lies the power source for Islam’s nearly constant expansion over the past fourteen centuries? The motor and the battery of Islam are the Koran and the Hadith, or sayings of Mohammed. A messianic Mahdi, Caliph or Ayatollah with sufficient charisma can accelerate Islam’s pace of conquest, but individual men are not the driving force.

Secular “Muslim in name only” strongmen from Saddam Hussein to Muamar Qadafi can hold Islamism in check for a period with brutal methods, but strongmen are often assassinated or otherwise removed from power, and in any event, they cannot live forever. Once the secular strongmen are gone, fanatical mullahs are able to stir their zealous Muslim followers into sufficient ardor to reinstall a radical Islamist regime under Sharia Law, according to the Koran.

This pattern of secular strongmen being followed by fanatical Islamist leaders has recurred many times over the past millennium and longer. Do not be fooled by modernists like King Abdullah of Jordan. To the true believer of Islam, any king or strongman is never more than a rifle shot or grenade toss away from being kinetically deposed, and replaced by another Islamist fanatic.

The persistent virulence of Mohammed’s 7th Century plan for global domination means that it is always ready to erupt in a fresh outbreak. Islam is like a brushfire or ringworm infection: it is dead and barren within the ring, but flares up where it parasitically feeds off the healthy non-Islamic societies around it. What produces this uniquely fanatical motivation, from within nations and peoples that otherwise seem devoid of energy and new ideas?

The motivation lies within the words of the Koran and Hadith. Most simply distilled, in the earthly realm, these Islamic texts offer immoral men sanction for thrill-killing, looting, raping, and capturing infidel slaves, and when these jihadists are killed, they are promised a perpetual orgy with seventy-two nubile virgin slave girls in Mohammed’s sick, evil and perverted Muslim paradise. Unlike the Jewish and Christian Bibles, the Koran and Hadith appeal not to man’s better angels, but to the darkest aspects of human nature. (Tellingly, Moses and Jesus are said to have climbed to mountaintops to communicate with their God, while Mohammed received his messages from Allah deep inside a bat cave.)

A meaningful or permanent reformation of Islam is impossible, because a new generation of fanatics, wielding the unexpurgated Koran and Hadith as their weapons, will always declare the reformists to be apostates and murder them. In Islam, the fanatics who are holding the unalterable Koran in one hand and a sword in the other always stand ready to seize complete power and exterminate their enemies.

This latent danger breeds fear and causes nearly all non-Muslims to be carefully circumspect in their dealings with Muslims, lest they lose their heads at a later date. This intentionally fostered fear of Islam is used as a cudgel against those who would otherwise resist its domination. The immutable Koran is the constant fountainhead of bloody Islamic conquest. Radical Islam is the pure Islam, the Koranic Islam, the real Islam.

Anyone who does not understand this bitter reality is dangerously ignorant of the past 1,400 years of human history.

2. International Socialism

The second great actor or social force is international socialism. It can also be aptly described under the rubrics of leftism, statism, cultural Marxism and communism. These all inhabit the international socialist spectrum. I trace these cultural Marxists at least back to the Jacobins of the 18th Century, a clique of secular humanists who were early globalists aligned with Freemasonry.

The nucleus of the group that would later become the Jacobins moved from Germany to France with a coherent and fully developed plan to engineer a social explosion as a means to take power. The Jacobin destabilization plan became the template for many more bloody “people’s revolutions” to come. Following the French Revolution, we are familiar with Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. We are less familiar with the early 20th Century British Fabian socialists, or the Italian Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci, or the German “Frankfurt School” of international socialists, who transplanted their vision to the United States via Columbia University.

Unlike Vladimir Lenin and the Communists, they understood that international socialism’s goals could not be fully accomplished until the strong edifice of Western Civilization was hollowed out and sabotaged from within. In the end, the clandestine international socialist forces which burrowed deep within the Western womb achieved results which were far more permanent than the militarily-imposed revolutionary “war Communism” of Lenin and Mao.

Over the course of the past century, while Communism collapsed in the Soviet Union, the Fabian socialists have been increasingly successful at poisoning the roots of national, cultural and ethnic identity, leaving the inheritors of Western Civilization disorganized and demoralized, with no central belief system to rally behind. Why has this deliberate demoralization and dumbing-down process occurred? The international socialists have believed at least since the French Revolution that it was their duty to impose a top-down feudal order upon the ordinary “dumb masses,” a new world order managed by self-proclaimed experts chosen from among the correctly-educated elites, both for the benefit of the ignoramuses, and as a way to line their own pockets and continue to live an elite lifestyle of wealth and power.

It may seem paradoxical that major corporate and banking interests are deeply invested in the international socialist new world order, but when you untangle the threads it actually makes perfect sense. Today’s international banks and mega-corporations are powerful global actors in their own right, and they are now written into each new international trade agreement. In fact, corporate lawyers author most of the pages of the multi-thousand-page trade pacts, which are now coming down like rain. Trade pacts which were never voted on by American or European citizens, pacts which are taking on the force of international treaty law, superseding even the United States Constitution.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/30/2015

The Islamic State has publicly executed eighteen people, some of them Syrian army soldiers, in the Syrian city of Palmyra. Meanwhile ISIS has consolidated its hold on Sirte on the coast of Libya, and is advancing eastward towards the oil terminals.

In other news, Ilse Aigner, the economic minister of Bavaria, says that she is in favor of a public ban on all clothing that covers the face, including the burka.

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A European Union of “We the People”

Tommy Robinson returned to Dresden tonight and gave a speech that also served as an announcement of a Europe-wide movement to resist Islamization. The new transnational alliance is planning simultaneous demonstrations in a number of countries on February 6, 2016.

The video below shows Tommy speaking, with pauses to allow Lutz Bachmann to read the same text in German. According to the notes accompanying the video, the two men were speaking to an estimated 25,000 people who had gathered in Theater Square on a rainy Monday evening for the weekly PEGIDA rally in Dresden:

The full video of the rally is available here.

Below are excerpts from the prepared text for Tommy’s speech:

Hello Dresden! Hello PEGIDA! We meet again!

It is great to return to this beautiful city which is so full of promise for the future of Europe. The weekly gatherings of PEGIDA are an inspiration and encouragement to the faint of heart throughout Europe. When people look around and wonder what can be done they see PEGIDA and your weekly gatherings in this city and say to themselves: I can do that too.

Since my last visit I have been in discussions with other PEGIDA and patriot groups throughout Europe. We agreed, and I have been authorised to make an important announcement today. We are calling for and will plan the first European wide series of demonstrations for 2016 on Saturday, 6 February.

Dresden and Germany was and still is an inspiration for this movement. It is appropriate to announce here this new unity of purpose for the saving of Europe.

PEGIDA and other patriot groups in solidarity with PEGIDA have agreed to demonstrate with one voice on 6 February. The countries involved so far include: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, England, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and also Australia.

We will unite in common cause and under one banner.

Save our culture, save our country, save our future. Unite to build a better future for our children!

People throughout Europe and the world are inspired by you the people of Dresden. I have no hesitation in saying that I too am inspired. You have reignited the ‘fire in my belly,’ and you have encouraged me to step back into this fight.

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The Greens: Fighting for Your Right to be Cold!

The following video features clips from yesterday’s demonstration by global warming activists in Ottawa. In addition to their leftist knee-jerk racism — why are Indians touted as having a unique moral authority on “climate change”? — they are volunteering to fight for the right of their comrades in the Frozen North to remain frozen.

With an agenda like that, how can they lose?

Many thanks to Victor Laszlo for recording these clips, to Xanthippa for the interviews, and to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading the video:

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/29/2015

Frauke Petry, the leader of the AfD party in Germany, called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign, saying, “You can do it.” Meanwhile, the town council of Steenbergen in Brabant in the Netherlands voted against plans to build a center for asylum seekers in the town.

In other news, a song called “Allahu Akhbar” is #1 on the Spotify charts in the UK.

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Our Israeli correspondent MC observes the parallels (and differences) between the situation of the Jews in Palestine, both before and after the events of 1939-45, and today’s Great Refugee Crisis in Europe.

by MC

In the last century, within living memory, there has been a migration issue very similar to that currently faced by the EU, but it was handled very differently.

Britain was mandated by the League of Nations (and subsequently the United Nations) to set up a Jewish Homeland in Palestine, but being an essentially pro-Arab nation, Britain betrayed the Mandate and closed Palestine to further Jewish settlement, mainly at the behest of Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, father of the PLO/PA.

This policy led directly to a similar refugee problem involving Jews who were fleeing anti-Semitism in Europe and travelling to Eretz Israel as ‘illegal’ (from the British point of view) migrants.

These, however, were not young men in their prime; they were whole families fleeing certain death.

The British answer to the problem was to build a concentration camp at Atlit, just south of Haifa. Illegals were put in cattle cars, and shunted into the siding at Atlit. They were disembarked by the military, separated by sex, sprayed with delousing fluid and forced naked into the showers. They must have been very relieved when water came and out not Zyklon-B…

One can almost feel the terror this must have invoked in those newly liberated from Nazi death camps.

As more migrants arrived, and the camp proved to be insecure, further offshore camps were set up on Cyprus and Mauritius.

In this case it was the British action that was illegal under international law, but that did not worry the Foreign and Colonial Office in London, where the traditional upper class British distain for Jews was rampant in the Atlee Labour Government of the time. Then, as now, socialist victimology was selective, and Holocaust survivors (both Jewish and Polish) were not part of that select few.

Bevin, the Foreign Secretary, was a noted anti-Semite and ignored American protests about the situation, preferring to collude with Egypt to ensure a final solution to the ‘Palestine’ problem in the 1948 War of Independence.

There are many differences in detail between the two migration situations, the main one being that Jews are not intrinsically violent in the way that Muslims are, and are fully capable of responsibility for self-administration. Eventually however, Jews too resorted to ‘terrorism’, inflicting terrible and explosive dents in the British arrogance.

There are many further parallels too, this from Francisco Gil-White’s website:

Kenneth Levin remarks on the great difference between Herbert Samuel (High Commissioner) and his non-Jewish successor:

“Samuel was replaced by Lord Herbert Plumer, who generally resisted further backtracking from the Mandate even in the face of Arab pressures, and Plumer’s three years in office saw a marked decrease in violence. This reflected a pattern that has been noted by a number of historians who have written on the Mandate: Appeasement tended to result in increased Arab violence as violence was perceived as yielding rewards, while a more steadfast course and rejection of concessions in the face of violence typically yielded more peaceful interludes.”

When Plumer left, the British once again began allowing Arab violence against the Jews. Anita Shapira writes:

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An Increased Stature

(See the key for the parties at the bottom of this post)

According to the latest Dutch political poll, Geert Wilders’ party has gained an additional five virtual seats in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the Dutch parliament. If the election were held today, the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) would receive 26% of the vote and win 39 seats (out of 150) in the legislature.

As you can see from the above graph, this puts Mr. Wilders head and shoulders above all his possible competitors, including the two parties (VVD and PvdA) that make up the current governing coalition.

Which dovetails nicely with a little graphics project I’ve been working on recently…

As you all know, Geert Wilders is once again facing a “hate speech” trial (his third) before a court in the Netherlands. During the previous trial I made the following composite image of Mr. Wilders as Galileo facing the Inquisition:

I have always been dissatisfied with this image, due to the diminutive stature of the main character. Galileo was a much shorter fellow than Geert Wilders. If you have ever met Mr. Wilders, you know how immensely tall he is. He usually towers over everyone else in the room.

However, increasing the height of Geert-as-Galileo was no simple task. It takes time and finesse to lengthen his torso without unacceptably distorting the figure or interfering with the background.

I worked on it for a while, and this is the result:

To my eye, the new figure in this image accurately reflects Geert Wilders’ real height, and evokes his true stature relative to his adversaries, the pygmies of the New Inquisition in the Hague.

Key to the parties:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/28/2015

Migration authorities in Sweden report that there are currently more than 14,000 immigrants whose deportation was ordered, but who have now gone missing. Police say that, practically speaking, they have no way to enforce the deportation orders.

In other migration news, Macedonia (yes, I know that’s not its correct name) is reinforcing its border fence with Greece to prevent “refugees” from crossing illegally.

In other news, a leading pro-Kurdish lawyer was shot dead in southeastern Turkey.

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Little Asylum Center on the Prairie

Justin “Baby Doc” Trudeau is Canada’s newly-elected Liberal prime minister. Mr. Trudeau has vowed to bring 25,000 “Syrian” “refugees” into the country by the end of the year, and is exerting considerable political pressure in an effort to make sure his plan is implemented.

The new influx of migrants is not popular in all parts of Canada, especially out West. Our Saskatchewan correspondent Harald sends the following account of “refugee resettlement” from a Western Canadian perspective:

Saskatoon, the largest city in Saskatchewan, has a population of 300,000. It was a third of that size fifty years ago.

I’ve heard different figures when it comes to the number of refugees the city can expect. The ‘Open Door Society’ is the main organization here that is in charge of the plan. Saskatoon has about 20% visible minorities — mainly Canadian Indian and Metis [from the French métissage, a mixture of races], Chinese, and Filipinos.

Muslims make up 2 % of the religions, with 65% Christians, and 25% no religion. Brad Wall, the Premier of Saskatchewan, tried to speak up against Trudeau’s refugee plan, urging him to stop setting deadlines and going slower. Out of ten premiers he’s the “lone wolf”. Of all those premiers, Wall is the most popular, and has an approval rating around 65% .

Wall is the leader of the Saskatchewan Party — a combination of liberal and conservative principles. He’s not totally against having more people, but wants to ensure caution and security regarding whatever federal government plan that he has to deal with.

Wall said he’s willing to let 800 refugees into the province, but only if they are all properly vetted. They would settle in the four cities of the province — Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, and Moose Jaw.

In Saskatchewan (according to one poll I saw), 35% don’t want any refugees, 35% are willing to take some but are against Trudeau’s setting deadlines as not being a safe practice, and 10% have no problem with accepting any refugees under any circumstances.

Some links:

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Jihad: The Erdogan Family Business

The following video clarifies and confirms what has long been an open secret: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not only tolerated the Islamic State, he has supported it and allowed it to do business using Turkish territory. Ever since ISIS first took over oil refineries in Syria, the scuttlebutt has been that the Islamic State was distributing its oil through intermediaries using a Turkish port, and that the Erdogan family was taking a cut of the proceeds. The report below gives details about these arrangements.

Yes, I know this information comes from a Russian news program. But that doesn’t mean its false — it just means that the Russians find it expedient to release the material now, after the Turks shot down one of their jets. One must assume that the Russian intelligence services have had access to evidence of these relationships for a long time.

Turkey is our much-trumpeted “staunch NATO ally”, which means that the CIA is also well aware of what Mr. Erdogan is up to. And the use of TOW missiles by the “moderate” Syrian “rebels”, as well as American-made ammunition by ISIS itself, suggests that the CIA is actively aiding the Islamic State and other mujahideen in Syria and Iraq.

This is the horrible truth of what the Obama administration is up to in the Middle East: our government is not just turning a blind eye to what ISIS is doing in the failed states of the Middle East, it is assisting them in their jihad operations.

Many thanks to D@rLin|{ for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


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Unwelcoming? Because No One Wants More of This?!

Below is the latest newsletter from the Tennessee Council for Political Justice.

Newsletter #189 — Unwelcoming? Because No One Wants More of This??!!

The next time the open border/illegal immigration advocates over at TIRRC (TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition) call you unwelcoming, remind them that illegal immigrants are lawbreakers. Tell them there is no such thing as a “law-biding” illegal immigrant. Tell them that using the term “illegal alien” is the correct term that is used in our statutes to identify people who are nationals of other countries and who enter the U.S. illegally. Illegal alien is the definition of someone who breaks our immigration laws.

Tell them that our immigration laws do not refer to “undocumented immigrants.” Tell them you know there are plenty of fraudulent ways for illegal aliens to get “documents.” That still doesn’t make them legal inside the U.S. according to our law.

The next time the Islamic sharia law adherent board members of AMAC (American Muslim Advisory Council) call you xenophobic because you are concerned about taking more Muslim refugees, remind them that their own board member and founder, Drost Kokoye says this:

Since being an American isn’t good enough for Drost, remind her that her Kurdish homeland needs fighters and will even take those that do little more than talk the talk.

Here’s what Drost says about the country that welcomed her and her family and has given them the freedoms they never had:

The next time Paul “Iesa” Galloway, director of the ACO (American Center for Outreach), claims the Islamists are the real victims, remind him that we know he is CAIR’s Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece in Tennessee, and that CAIR supports the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist arm HAMAS. Tell him we don’t want his Islamic sharia law here.

The next time you question paying federal refugee contractors to bring in American-hating sharia-adherents who use our freedoms to subvert the very system of government that gives them that freedom, think about Paris as an example to justify your concerns.

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The Two Faces of Jihad in Europe

The faces of migrants are eagerly captured by the lenses of photojournalists and videographers when they arrive in Europe. Their features — hopeful, joyful, anxious, angry, or bored — excite the sympathies of the Western public. Strangely enough, the “refugees” are generally not hungry-looking or ill-clad. They wear expensive shoes and clothes and carry the latest hand-held electronic devices. The young men look fit and trim as they smile for the cameras.

But there are sometimes other photographic images of these same young men, taken when they were back home in Syria or Iraq. Back then they weren’t wearing Nikes, and were carrying something other than babies and water bottles.

The following report from Czech Independent TV focuses on images of the former lives of some of these New Europeans — images that they probably wish had stayed safely buried.

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


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