Austria Prepares for a State of Emergency

In he first round of Austria’s presidential election last Sunday, Norbert Hofer, the candidate for the Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, FPÖ) scored a stunning victory with 27% of the vote. The result sent a political tremor through Austria, because Mr. Hofer’s closest competitor was the candidate for the Green Party, who got 21% of the vote. The country’s two major parties, the Socialists and the ÖVP, failed to make it to the runoff. So, no matter who wins the final round, it means a seismic shift in Austrian politics.

This electoral background may offer at least a partial explanation for the legislative action described in the article below. The Austrian government knows that it is facing a long, hot summer with the “refugee” crisis. Now that the Balkan Route has been closed, the flow of immigrants is in the process of shifting to the Libya -> Lampedusa/Sicily -> Italy -> Austria route. The Brenner Pass in the Tyrol will be the new major crossing point for the flow of migrants, and Austria has already announced that it intends to close this bottleneck.

And now the country is legally preparing for a state of emergency. The ÖVP evidently hopes to salvage at least a fragment of its political clout by introducing this measure in parliament.

Notice the list of opponents: the Greens, various human rights groups, the UNHCR, and — surprise! — the Catholic bishops.

Many thanks to Egri Nök for translating this article from Die Welt:

Austria: “State of Emergency” Act

Austria resolves tough asylum law

The Austrian parliament has tightened asylum rules drastically. On Wednesday, the parliament in Vienna adopted an amendment that allows emergency regulations. Austria may proclaim a “state of emergency” in the refugee crisis in the future. As a result, protection seekers might get little chance at all of seeking asylum.

This is the consequence of an amendment to the asylum law, which a large majority of the Austrian Parliament voted for on Wednesday.

The “state of emergency” is defined as a threat to public order and internal security. Such a decision by the government will have to be approved by Parliament. In this case, applications for asylum seekers will only be accepted from certain refugees. This includes people who have close relatives in Austria, unaccompanied minors, and women with small children. Everyone else would have to return to neighbouring countries.

An “emergency” will initially be limited to six months, but may be extended for up to two years.

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Getting Sultan Erdogan’s Goat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has always been sensitive to slights and personal insults, and has taken his detractors to court at every opportunity. But Mr. Erdogan only lately extended his legal jihad beyond the borders of Turkey, first to Germany, then to the Netherlands, and most recently to Switzerland.

The contretemps about the scatological poem that aired on German state TV, and the subsequent legal problems for the poet, have generated headlines both in Germany and abroad. With all the attention focused on Mr. Erdogan’s alleged, ahem, eriphophilia, a spate of goat-related cartoons and poems featuring the Turkish president has spread across the internet. Satirical depictions of Mr. Erdogan’s amatory inclinations have expanded to include other farm animals, little boys, and even Frau Merkel herself. This morning I saw a particularly amusing cover cartoon for the British satirical magazine Vive Charlie that featured President Erdogan, Chancellor Merkel, and a barrel decorated with the EU circlet of stars. It’s too explicit to reproduce here, but you should be able to find it on the magazine’s Twitter account, @ViveCharlieMag.

If Mr. Erdogan’s intention was to reduce the level of ridicule directed at his august personage, he has failed dismally. More and more people every day are making jokes at the expense of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His name and the word “goat” have become inextricably linked in the public mind. If he were to insist on prosecuting everyone who is currently laughing at him, all the jails in Europe would not be enough to hold them.

The following three videos subtitled by Vlad Tepes concern various aspects of Erdogoat Crisis.

The first shows the arrest of Bruno Kramm, the head of the Berlin branch of the German Pirate Party, during a rally supporting Jan Böhmermann (the TV comedian being investigated for insulting Mr. Erdogan). Mr. Kramm described the poem in deconstructive post-modern language, and then quoted briefly from it. That was more than he was permitted to do — he was surrounded by police and the rally was shut down.

Many thanks to Egri Nök for the translation:

The second video is from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to Turkey. In it you can hear Mrs. Merkel discuss the new “visa liberalization” between the EU and Turkey that will go into effect at the end of June.

The chancellor cut a deal with President Erdogan a couple of months ago whereby Turkey agrees to accept the repatriation of migrants who aren’t legitimate refugees, and in return Turkish citizens will be able to travel to the Schengen area without any visa requirements.

Which doesn’t make sense to me — all the returned migrants have to do is acquire a fake Turkish passport on the black market, and then they can walk right back into Europe with no problem. So what’s the point?

And I’m sure Turkey will be pleased when hundreds of thousands of Kurdish residents use their Turkish passports to flee Mr. Erdogan’s persecution. But how will Germany handle the relocation of Turkish Kurdistan to the suburbs of Berlin?

Many thanks to Egri Nök for the translation:

The third video is an interview with the publicist and opinion writer Henryk Broder about what he describes as this “unbelievable farce”. Many thanks to Brunhilde for the translation:

Transcript (Pirate Party leader arrested):

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/26/2016

The Belgian justice minister Koen Geens told hearing in the European Parliament that Muslims will soon outnumber practicing Christians in Europe. Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Jan Jambon also told the MEPs, “The worst thing we can do is to make an enemy of Islam.”

In other news, the Austrian interior minister announced that beginning next month, his country will establish border controls with Italy in the Brenner Pass.

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Thanks to AF, C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

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For Want of an Amanuensis…

A commenter on one of today’s earlier posts expressed unhappiness over the fact that he had sent me an essay which I never posted, nor did I reply to his email.

There are bound to be others who have had similar experiences, so I am reproducing here the response I posted on that comment thread:

Unfortunately, it isn’t possible for me to publish every unsolicited essay that is sent to me. At the moment my “to do” queue has thirty things in it. A couple of weeks ago it had nineteen in it. God only knows how many it will have in it this time next month. I can’t ever seem to shrink it — I knock off a few items, and then more come in.

The same thing applies to emails. I would love to respond to every email that comes in, but once again it simply isn’t possible. Ten years ago I could manage it, but not anymore. I could start answering emails when I get up in the morning and keep answering them until bedtime, without doing anything else — no posting, no eating, no nothing — and I still wouldn’t have answered them all. Even if I gave up sleeping, it couldn’t be done.

The upshot of all this is that I have to triage my tasks. The most important things are breaking news on the topics I’m required to cover — e.g. Tommy Robinson or PEGIDA — plus translations of things that aren’t widely available in English. This includes editing translated transcripts for videos and putting them into a format Vlad can use for subtitles. And also moderating comments. These three types of activity plus the compiling of the news feed take an average of about nine hours a day. After that comes editing and posting less urgent, but still important material. That can take another four hours or so. The remainder of my day is taken up with answering emails and skype messages. Oh, and also eating, doing household chores, mowing the lawn, grocery shopping, etc.

That’s seven days a week. And there still isn’t enough time.

So if you email me and don’t get a response, it’s unfortunate, but there’s not much I can do about it. And at this point, given the volume of submissions I receive, there is only about a 50-50 chance I will have time to read any given unsolicited essay that arrives in my inbox.

Obviously, I need to hire a staff. I’m still waiting for that big check from the Mossad, but for some reason it’s been delayed. Maybe a postal strike in Tel Aviv…?

Turkish Influence in Germany: 970 Imams and €1,800,000,000 Per Year

Angela Merkel says that Islam belongs to Germany, but she may have reversed the relationship involved: based on the report below, Turkey is rapidly Islamizing Germany through the funding of mosques, imams, and other employees. The process is being done quite openly — Germany is becoming a province of Greater Turkey, and no one is trying to hide the fact.

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


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Will Angela Merkel be Sacrificed at the Bilderberg Meeting in June?

These are paranoia-inducing times, and nothing is more paranoiafacient (yes, I know that’s a non-canonical mix of Greek and Latin) than the Bilderberg Group. The following article from Kopp Verlag examines what German Chancellor Angela Merkel may be facing at the next Bilderberg meeting. Many thanks to JLH for the translation:

Bilderberg 2016: is Merkel Scheduled for “Liquidation” in Dresden?

by Andreas von Rétyi
April 18,2016

In the context of the US presidential election, the Bilderbergers have in the past liked to meet on American soil. Exceptions prove the rule. And 2016 is such an exception. Although the upper-echelon secret meeting has taken place in Europe three times in a row, the conference in June will be in Dresden. Are there deeper reasons for this? What does this choice of location signal?

History has shown repeatedly that politicians — up to and including US presidents — are interchangeable puppets. The grand direction is determined elsewhere. Even the almost universally desired “turn” from Bush to Obama confirmed that. In this Punch and Judy show, old puppets are exchanged for new, and Bilderberg plays a decisive role. It is an election year again in the US. And the puppets are being exchanged again.

The history of Bilderberg is instructive. Neither the choice of location nor the choice of participants is random. And if this year’s meeting is not in the USA in spite of the US election, then there are good reasons. Bundestag elections are soon. Angela Merkel wants to continue in office. The question is, will she be allowed to? Or will she be shot down in Dresden by the Bilderbergers?

The hardcore Bilderbergers have not only been maneuvering politicians into high office for decades, but have also punished quite a few of them, or taken them completely out of the running. Action is taken at will and as required. A quick look backward confirms it. As quickly becomes evident, many German politicians have been guests of the Bilderbergers, and shortly thereafter elected to high office.

For instance, Kurt Georg Kiesinger took part in the meeting for the first time in 1955, then again from 1958 on, becoming governor of Baden-Württemberg in that year and finally, in 1966, even federal chancellor. Helmut Schmidt was invited in 1973 by the Bilderbergers, and was then German chancellor from 1974 to 1982.

Similarly, Helmut Kohl participated in the meeting in 1980, 1982 and 1988, then served as “permanent chancellor” between 1982 and 1998. When he participated in the Bilderberg conference in the Telfs-Buchen hotel in the Austrian Tyrol, the agenda included — among other things — a “re-evaluation of the German question”! Just one year later, the Wall fell, and the globalists allowed the re-unification to be subsidized by the D-Mark — They had had to sacrifice Kohl.

He soon became the self-confident “Unity Chancellor” and expressed himself with astonishing clarity to former US President George H. W. Bush: “Freedom and self-determination are the basic values on which our alliance is based. They are also the core of the German question. No one has the right to deny them to the Germans of the GDR.” It almost seemed as if the globalists had prepared the words for him. And their interests went beyond those of America.

One may well ask how far the connection between participation in Bilderberg and a political career actually extends, and which is the chicken and which is the egg. A certain causality cannot be denied…

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The Essay and Western Civilization

As a follow-up to his essay from last weekend, Thomas Bertonneau sends his thoughts on the genre of the essay in our civilization.

The Essay and Western Civilization
by Thomas F. Bertonneau

It takes genius — that of Homer, Virgil, the Beowulf poet, or Frederick Turner — to compose an epic narrative. Real novelists and short story writers are also rare birds; and masters of lyric verse are likewise as infrequent as the visitations of Grace. Everyone knows the centrality of epic narrative to civilization. Looking back four hundred years to the final acts of the Bronze Age, Homer articulated the ethics, aesthetics, and theology of the emerging world of the polis. Virgil, with Homer as his model, summed up his patron’s idea of what the newly established Roman Empire ought to be. In Beowulf, readers become familiar with a Christianized version of Gothic heroism. Novelists and short story writers carry on the epic tradition in prose, with a shift of focus to ordinary rather than heroic lives. The lyricists explore the dimensions of subjectivity, guiding their readers through the pathways of the inner world.

There is, however, one genre that is not the exclusive domain of artistic Titans. The essay lies within the reach of ordinary, literate people. The roots of the essay may be found in the smaller dialogues of Plato, in the disquisitions on innumerable topics by the Neo-Platonist philosopher Plutarch, and in the letters of Seneca the Younger. The name essay was coined by Michel de Montaigne on the basis of a common French verb, essayer, which English renders with accuracy in its modest to try. An essay is therefore an attempt, but at what? For Plato, who acknowledged truth, the colloquy of serious men that any of his dialogues records aimed at the approximation of the truth concerning whatever the topic might be. Plutarch carries on the practice, as does Seneca, who was a Stoic rather than a Platonist. It is important to remark that the discussion, whether Plato’s, Plutarch’s, or Seneca’s, does not necessarily produce the truth that it seeks. The important thing is the search itself. Montaigne comes in for a good deal of ire for his perspectivism, but the juxtaposition of differing views is already a technique in Plato, Plutarch, and Seneca.

An essayist, as it seems to me, is a writer who invites his readers, as few or as many of them as there are, to go with him along unfamiliar ways, sometimes breaking a new trail, in search of truth or at any rate of truths. An essayist is not an author of scholarly articles; neither is he a journalist. An essayist stands closer, perhaps, to a lyricist than to a writer of tales, whether long or short. The essay is a malleable genre: It might be aphoristic and associative; it might borrow the philosopher’s syllogistic exposition; it might make use of anecdote, as much as argument. The essay records the intellectual biography of its author; it is the memoir of a sustained meditation on the aspects of life, on the standing condition, and on the inescapability of moral cause and effect. An essay might be short or it might be long — and some essays run out to book length. An essayist, finally, is a man of persuasion who never regards his text as mandatory for others, but simply issues an invitation. Prose that claims a mandate is not essayistic but propagandistic.

The essay is, above all, a civilized institution. Perhaps this is why the essay is so often misunderstood or misapprehended in a contemporary context. In a social phase dominated by polemics and characterized by shouting heads, in which the majority reject the very idea of truth, few are sufficiently open-minded to follow the essayist in his quiet, absolutely non-obligatory quest. Today, sophisticated people prefer to watch Public Television and read The New Yorker, from which the calm spirit of open-minded inquiry has long since vanished.

One of my reasons for paying attention daily to Gates of Vienna is that Dymphna’s and the Baron’s website is one of the bastions of essayistic thinking. In the past GoV has been a venue for splendid essayists such as Takuan Seiyo, Seneca III, Fjordman, and numerous others. There is plenty of much-needed news at Gates of Vienna, to be sure, but it is well-complemented by the items of speculative and exploratory prose on the looming existential afflictions of our time — and on the sources of the traditional order of things. I am delighted, and somewhat humbled, that the Baron has extended to me the opportunity to be a modest participant in the civilized project at The Gates. I am again humbled, and not a little bit overwhelmed, by the number and energetic quality of the responses to my recent essay (much-rewritten and expanded from its original appearance at the now-defunct Brussels Journal) on René Girard and the phenomenon that he identifies as “the ontological sickness.”

I would like to thank all of those readers who took the time and exercised the patience either to read the article in full or simply to tackle it, as far as they could go. I want especially to thank those readers who offered critical, but constructive, responses and took issue with one or another point made in the course of the essay’s exposition. The essay provoked a discussion, which is one of the things that any essay is supposed to do. The discussion, in turn, revealed to me implications of my argument that had not previously risen to the level of my awareness, and which I hope to address in future. A good example of what I mean comes from the responses to my discussion of Islam (an important topic at Gates). I was prompted to note that the critical consideration of Islam often arrives at the thesis that Islam is not an ordinary religion or is perhaps not even a religion at all, but rather is something else. It then suddenly occurred to me — and I recorded the thought in the comments section — that maybe something else is the case: It is not Islam that is not an ordinary religion or is perhaps not even a religion at all; it is Christianity that is not an ordinary religion or is perhaps not even a religion at all, but rather is something else.

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Archbishop of Cologne: “The Religion of Islam is Compatible With the German Constitution”

Rainer Woelki, the Archbishop of Cologne, is vying with Pope Francis for the much-coveted Dhimmi of the Year award. His position seems to be that since Islam and Christianity both recognize a single deity as the creator of the world and revere Abraham as an ancestor, then the two faiths must be essentially the same. We expect this sort of thing from politicians, who are not trained in theology. But an archbishop?

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


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Tatjana Festerling: The Price of Liberty is Courage

Rembrandt Clancy has translated and subtitled three new videos featuring Tatjana Festerling, one of the most popular and prominent leaders of PEGIDA Germany. The translator has provided an introduction and transcripts to accompany the videos.

The Price of Liberty is Courage

by Rembrandt Clancy

On 9 April 2016, Tatjana Festerling, as a representative of the Dresden-based PEGIDA movement, delivered a speech in Paris at a congress of the conservative Institut ILIADE pour la longue mémoire européenne (The Institute for the Long European ILIADE Memory). According to Politically Incorrect, there were 1,200 French intellectuals present. The theme of the talk was “The price of liberty is courage”. The first video below is the record of this speech, during which Tatjana Festerling received generous applause.

The Institut ILIADE was founded in June of 2014 at the top of Mount Olympus. They describe their aim as being in “in continuity with the thought and action of Dominique Venner, thus they strive to affirm the cultural richness of Europe. One of the principle “missions” of the Institut is a demanding training programme, which consists in the metapolitical formation (formation métapolitique) of selected attendees. The objective is to bring about

the emergence of a new generation of actors dedicated to the awakening the peoples and nations of Europe to the task of combating the risk of the “large scale eradication” (grand effacement) of our civilisation and to take up once more the thread of our identity. (Formation)

This description is consistent with the information which Gates of Vienna received about the Institut from a contact in France to the effect that ‘they are intellectuals, they come from different backgrounds, but are along the lines of the European Identitaire’.

In her speech at the Institut Frau Festerling draws attention to the concept of metapolitics. She makes the point that “the metapolitical … effect … on opinion has been noticeable for a long time”. The concept of “metapolitics” is a rare term, and the way it is used here may at least in part derive from the influence of Thor von Waldstein, who delivered a lecture entitled “Metapolitics and Party Politics” in June of 2015 to a German conservative congress (cf. Gates of Vienna). For Thor von Waldstein, metapolitics is the means to the achievement of cultural hegemony, both of which concepts he traces to the Italian Communist, Antonio Gramsci. Metapolitics is

Analogous to the criminal figure of the perpetrator behind the perpetrator, we can also define metapolitics as the “politics behind the politics.” It recognizes the essential element of authority to be the cultural power of the state; that is, its capacity to support itself on intellectual, ethical and traditional values that are affirmed by the majority of citizens. (Metapolitics and Party Politics)

Applied in favour of establishing a cultural basis for winning back Europe, metapolitics is the political force which would “break out of political correctness and take back territory” (Tatjana Festerling), but it

can only prevail if it first succeeds in taking hold of a society’s cultural superstructure. So, for example, before a political party can obtain lasting electoral success in parliament, the pre-political ground must be prepared. (ibid.)

However, Tatjana Festerling expresses no interest in the establishment of a political party. Also she makes no mention of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). She speaks more in the language of the metapolitical infrastructure. It may be no accident, therefore, that some of Thor von Waldstein’s criteria for metapolitical work are explicit in her speech: “the courage to posit one’s own topics”, “the battle for the language” and “the courage of provocation”.

In this second 50-second video, Tatjana Festerling expresses the reason for her speech to the Institut ILIADE in Paris, and stresses a few main points which she wished to convey to her audience. She also states her theme: “The price of liberty is courage”.

The next “film short” is Tatjana Festerling’s description and diagnosis of German political and social malaise. The original appears on Tatjana Festerling TV under the title of “The Price of Liberty is Courage” and is described there as supporting Tatjana Festerling’s talk in Paris at the Institut ILIADE.

Transcript of Tatjana Festerling’s Speech at the Congress of the Institut ILIADE

9 April 2016

Original German Video Source: Institut ILIADE

Introduction of the speaker

It is a great pleasure for us and great honour to welcome all of you here, so as to present a Franco-German axis of resistance and struggle for European identity. Everyone here congratulates you for your courage. All the people here congratulate you for your courage. A warm welcome… Tatjana Festerling.

Tatjana Festerling

Good Evening Paris,

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/25/2016

In the culturally enriched town of Luton north of London, a former police officer named Mohammad Arshad has received 23 years in prison for grooming and raping multiple underage girls. The case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

In other news, more than a month after an Islamic terror attack that killed sixteen people, the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels reopened for business.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to C. Cantoni, Dean, Derius, Fjordman, JD, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Britain’s Dirty Secret: Class Trumps Everything, Even Honor

Rebel Media has put up a hilarious exposé of the ongoing beat-down of Tommy Robinson by the toffs in Britain. Sure, Muslim criminals are in charge of the beatings and attempted murders, but it is the media class and their treasonous political-class allies who have permitted and encouraged this persecution of one man to continue for six long years. It’s utterly shameful.

British toffs hate yobs. TR is the quintessential yob, chav, hooligan — and he has proudly claimed as much in his book, Enemy of the State. Thus, the ire of his betters becomes permeable to us outsiders if we take this peculiarly English trait of top-down class hatred into consideration. The toffs are angry that Tommy Robinson rises like cream to defend ancient English traditions and values — traditions and values that are their purview. I would imagine that many of them see Tommy natter on and consider his earnestness as being akin to watching dogs dance: one knows they can be taught to do so, but since it is not the natural behavior of dogs their performance is amusing. Tommy’s getting up on his hind legs? Not so funny. He ought to know his place.

Language warning on this video. This comedic performance of a painful truth couldn’t have been done without Mr. McInnes’ clever application of Lutonese as a counterpoint to the stuffed shirt-vowels. Those who look down their noses with utter indifference to the horrific situation the political class has created for the lower classes. Lawless brutal Muslims are given free rein against British citizens of a certain sort, and with impunity. So in this instance the story can’t be told without the inclusion of the Lutonese lingua franca; it is pertinent to the point Mr. McInnes is making about the cruel betrayal by middle- and upper-class Britons. But, no, that doesn’t mean Lutonese will become Gates of Vienna’s lingua franca. In the comment threads our same old free speech strictures still apply.

Disclosure: I’m posting this video not only because he perfectly describes the class chasm in Britain, but also to point out an image they use in the course of the video:

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The Threat Formerly Known as Prince

The previous video about the terror threat in the Netherlands includes an unintended and unrelated humorous moment. If you watch carefully, at about 0:57 in the clip you’ll see an image of the Deceased Person Formerly Known as Prince flash briefly on the background screen during the presenter’s narrative.

Here’s a screen cap, in case you missed it:

Obviously, some technician behind the scenes slipped the wrong slide into the background sequence, and quickly removed it as soon as he realized his error. But not before the ever-vigilant Baron could notice and screen-cap his solecism.

I know very little about pop music, but that photo of Prince has been ubiquitous in the media over the past for or five days. It was impossible to miss.

The question naturally arises: Is the Artist Formerly Known as Prince so dangerous that even his shade can threaten the Netherlands?

Dutch AIVD: “The Possibility of a Terrorist Attack is Unprecedentedly High”

The following video highlights an unusual public announcement by the Dutch Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) that the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack in the Netherlands has reached an unprecedented high.

The second half of this report features an interview with journalist named Maarten Zeegers, who went undercover and lived in a Muslim neighborhood for three years, pretending to be a Muslim in order to write a book. His remarks in the interview make the AIVD look clueless and ineffective — they don’t really know what’s going on in the Muslim neighborhoods and the mosques, so they come to him. He says young boys are driven to join the jihad in Syria because “the Dutch don’t like them.” Even the Salafist imams oppose their hijra to Syria, and attempt to stop the boys from going.

Hmm. So what sort of journalist is this guy?

According to our sources, Maarten Zeegers at first pretended to be a Muslim, but then actually converted Islam and is now a practicing Muslim. He is married to a Syrian woman, and is the author of a book about his time in Syria entitled “We Are Arabs”. Hence his dissimulation over the jihad and the Salafists — if our sources are credible, he “went native”.

Many thanks to H. Numan for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


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Lutz Bachmann on Insulting Erdogan

We’ve been focusing recently on the court case against Tommy Robinson in the UK, but it’s important to remember that politically motivated prosecutions against Islam-critics are underway all across Western Europe. For example, two leaders of PEGIDA in Germany are currently facing legal difficulties. Tatjana Festerling is under investigation over the “Pitchfork Affair”, and may eventually be prosecuted for it. And Lutz Bachmann went on trial last week for epithets he used against immigrants on Facebook two years ago. So it’s not only Turkish President Erdogan (a.k.a. “Recep Goat Boy”) who cannot be criticized under German law, but any foreigner.

Below are excerpts from a public talk given by Mr. Bachmann just before his court appearance on April 19. Many thanks to Egri Nök for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


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