Pushback Against Gender-Segregated Swimming in Frankfurt

The article below provides a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the Muslim entrepreneur who wants to build a gender-segregated swimming facility in Frankfurt. The FDP (Freie Democratische Partei, Free Democratic Party) has come out strongly against the idea.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this piece from the Frankfurter Neue Presse:

First swimming pool for Muslims in Frankfurt: FDP opposes promotion

by Thomas J. Schmidt
December 4, 2019

The first “Muslims Only” swimming pool is to be built in Frankfurt. The FDP criticises it.

Concerning the planned swimming pool for Muslims, the FDP in Frankfurt is against financial support or public promotion. “Such a sports facility does not serve integration and coexistence, but leads to more separation via separation of the sexes,” explained the FDP local advisory board member in the local advisory board 2 (Bockenheim, Kuhwald, Westend), Maria-Christina Nimmerfroh, who is also deputy district chairman.

The FDP faction in the Frankfurt’s local advisory board had submitted a motion to the following effect: “Irrespective of the fact that private initiatives are free to construct sports facilities and operate them according to their own rules, the state should not promote gender-separated sports facilities,” Nimmerfroh said. The plans of the swimming pool for Muslims in Frankfurt would also include making it possible for children from very religious families to have sex-separated swimming lessons. “Swimming lessons are an integral part of school lessons, and girls and boys should and can do sport together there,” Nimmerfroh said. “If parents keep their daughters away from swimming lessons, we have to work on the acceptance of joint lessons and must not react with gender segregation.”

That is why the FDP is against the promotion, support or cooperation of the city with this swimming pool project. This also applies to sponsoring associations or other institutions and also to other levels of government such as the state or federal government.

A swimming pool for Muslims should not receive any support, according to the will of the FDP.

The Austrian Cassandra

Last month Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff’s book The Truth Is No Defense was published by the New English Review Press. It is reviewed below by Matt Bracken.

Matt is a former Navy Seal, an essayist, and the author of Enemies Foreign And Domestic.

The Truth is No Defense by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

Reviewed by Matt Bracken

Cassandra was reputed to be a daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. She was admired by the god Apollo, who sought to win her with the gift to see the future. She promised him her favors, but after receiving the gift, she went back on her word and refused the god. The enraged Apollo could not revoke a divine power, so he added to it the curse that though she would see the future, nobody would believe her prophecies. (Paraphrased from Wikipedia)

To understand how the fates conspired to turn Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff into an Austrian Cassandra for our age, you need to explore her incredible background. ESW was born in Switzerland as a self-described diplomatic brat, spending her early formative years in Vienna, New York, Iran, Iraq and finally Chicago, where her father was the Austrian Consul General. As a young adult she was working at the Austrian embassy in Kuwait during the 1990 invasion by Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army, where she was held hostage for a month along with most of the diplomatic community. A decade later she was serving at the Austrian embassy in Tripoli Libya during the 9-11-2001 terror attacks.

Throughout her life she was subjected to the entire range of religious and cultural experiences to be found in both the Shah’s and the Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Kuwait before, during and after the Iraqi invasion, and Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya. Due to the constant international travel required by her unique upbringing, Elisabeth was serially exposed to varying degrees of Western freedom and Islamic oppression. For example, as a child she watched Iranian women transformed by the Islamic revolution from westernized and independent free spirits into Shariah-bound walking ghosts hidden under black tchadors (black full-body veil). Later, while serving in Libya with a diplomatic passport, she was able to freely drive back and forth between Gaddafi’s dictatorship and the more open and tolerant Muslim nation of Tunisia.

Upon departing these Islamic nations for Austria or America, she was struck by their populations’ lack of concern for what she perceived to be the slow-motion Islamization of the West via the Trojan horse of uncontrolled mass migration.

Traumatized and fully awakened by her experiences living in the Middle East and North Africa, ESW sought ways to inform her countrymen about the risks of creeping sharia that she perceived as invading Austria by stealth. In her own words:

In early 2008, I was asked by the Austrian Freedom Party to hold a series of fully sourced seminars in Vienna on Islam, explaining to interested parties what the Qur’an and the hadith actually teach, along with the basic tenets of Islamic law. At the time, the Freedom Party was considered a right-wing extremist party. Truth be told, though, the Freedom Party was the only political party exhibiting interest in listening and learning about this challenging topic. I would gladly have held my seminars for all other political parties in Austria, including the Social Democrats and the Greens. Alas, no one was willing to listen. As I like to say: “You may choose to ignore Islam, but Islam does not ignore you.” To this day, as far as I am aware, no other party has offered seminars on Islam. The other parties merely have devout Muslims advising them, to their and their voters’ detriment. For the next year and a half, the interest in my seminars grew and attendance increased. It should not have come as a surprise that the success of my lectures drew the interest of Austrian Leftists, who are as determined as Leftists in other Western countries to discredit and destroy the work of those they view as “racists,” “fascists,” and “Islamophobes.” Unbeknownst to me, the left-wing weekly magazine NEWS sent a reporter to one of my seminars in October 2009 to make a surreptitious recording of it.

The reporter’s article quickly led to ESW being charged under Austrian law with (1) Inciting hatred (hate speech), and (2) Denigrating a legally recognized religion. Thus began her decade-long march through the Austrian and finally the European Council’s (not to be confused with the European Union, which has its own, separate court) justice systems. In February of 2011 a (female) Austrian judge found Elisabeth not guilty on the count of hate speech, but guilty on the charge of denigration of the religious teachings of a legally recognized religion. (Tapes of her secretly recorded seminars were played in court, and it was obvious to all that ESW was always calm and professorial, relying entirely upon the Koran, Hadith and other Islamic texts to make her case against allowing the expansion of Islam and Shariah law in the West, so she was fortunately acquitted on the hate speech charge.)

But ESW was not to be fully exonerated. In Leftist, multi-cultural and pro-immigration Austrian politics, she had to be punished and made an example as a right-wing hater, and so she was found guilty for denigrating Islam, which brings us to the most amazing element of her improbable story.

Living for many years in Islamic countries, both as a young girl and an adult woman, and being exposed to Islamic texts, Elisabeth had been shocked to discover that Mohammed not only had dozens of wives and concubines, but that at the age of 54, he had “married” his favorite “wife” Aisha, when she was only six years old! They “consummated” their “marriage” when little Aisha was but nine.

In one of her secretly recorded private seminars, after relating this sick and demented biographical fact about the founder of Islam, ESW made an offhanded remark that Mohammed “had a thing for little girls.” She never said that Mohammed was a pedophile, but nonetheless she was charged with denigrating a recognized religion because, according to the female judge who convicted her, “Pedophilia is factually incorrect, since pedophilia is a sexual preference which solely or mainly is directed towards children. This does not apply to Mohammad. He was still married to Aisha when she was 18.”

Again in Elisabeth’s own words:

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Begging the Question

The following video report from the Netherlands is a reminder that not all problematic immigration is Islamic. The street beggars featured in this report are gypsies from Eastern Europe, and their enterprise is an organized criminal operation. News reports on their crimes usually describe them as “Romanians”, which real Romanians consider an insult.

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

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/4/2019

Pope Francis’s Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, called for Catholic churches to take in migrants. The cardinal made it his express intention to empty the camps in the Greek islands and resettle the inmates in Church facilities.

In other migration news, 79 migrants traveling in five separate boats were intercepted by the UK’s border force while attempting to cross the English Channel to England.

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The Wayward Bus

The following video was posted by Filip Dewinter, a leader of the Flemish separatist party Vlaams Belang, on his Twitter account. In his tweet Mr. Dewinter highlights the fact that a Muslim bus driver was praying on his bus, contrary to laws and regulations. The Vlaams Belang leader called for people to make their opinion known in replies to his post.

According to some reports, the majority of people who responded to the tweeted video thought it was perfectly OK for a Muslim bus driver to pray on the bus.

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

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A German Patriot Wants Gender-Segregated Swimming

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this article from Politically Incorrect:

Swimming Pools Only for Muslims?

Separation by Gender and Religion

November 20, 2019

“I am a German patriot, perhaps more patriotic than some who attack me,” says Abdullah Zeran, who wants to build a purely Muslim swimming pool in Frankfurt.

The Frankfurt entrepreneur Abdullah Zeran wants to build a swimming pool in the Main metropolis just for Muslims, with gender-segregated swimming. He has currently collected €3 million in start-up capital for this project.

The 38-year-old does not justify his building project religiously, but purely entrepreneurially: “I have done market research and found swimming facilities for strict Muslims will fill a gap in the market.” According to him, the primary reason is the requirement for swimming lessons in German schools and that millions of Muslims living in Germany find it unreasonable to have to accept the lack of gender segregation in normal German swimming pools when swimming at school. “Muslim parents have a problem when the children in the class have swimming lessons together,” as stated in the regional newspaper HNA. The man being quoted has an Islamic beard, runs a soap factory and is a custodian for a German administrative bodies.

Abdullah Zeran also already has his eye on a plot of land. It is located on the Griesheimer Eichenstraße in Frankfurt am Main.

The designated building contractor looks like a typical Middle Easterner, but emphasises: “I am German. […] I have a German passport only. I am a German patriot, perhaps more patriotic than some who attack me.” He has recognised a problem to which he wants to make his contribution.

Heinz-Peter Meininger, chairman of the teachers’ union, agrees with him. Spiegel Online quotes Meininger as saying that, concerning swimming lessons, there is “probably more conflict about this topic in Germany than is discussed in public.”

Many Muslim pupils, especially girls, don’t learn to swim. Their parents report them sick regularly in order to avoid their taking part in school swimming lessons.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/3/2019

Hungary’s unemployment rate has remained low as the country’s GDP has grown at an annual rate of 5%, and wages have grown by nearly 12%. Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán presented the British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton with the Order of Merit.

In other news, the non-Salvini Italian government gave permission for two NGO ships carrying more than 100 migrants to land in Italian ports.

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Courage: What Would WE Do?

Prompted by last week’s deadly Islamic terror attack on London Bridge, Michael Copeland sends the following essay.


Ignacio Echeverria

Courage: What Would We Do?

by Michael Copeland

The scene was a conference in London involving educators and ex-prisoners. One of the participants was known to some of the others as a Muslim convicted of terrorism. Suddenly the convicted terrorist produced a long knife and slashed at and stabbed others near him, wounding two fatally and others seriously.

What would WE do if a crisis like that were to occur in front of our eyes?

Two men acted fast and courageously. Sizing up the situation swiftly, one grabbed a five-foot long narwhal tusk from the wall, another picked up a fire extinguisher. The jihadi knifeman left the building and ran out along London Bridge. The two men followed him, caught up with him and challenged him. He brandished his lethal knives menacingly at them, murder in his eyes. The tusk-wielder kept him at bay, while the extinguisher man set it off in his face, the stream of pressurised water disorienting him completely, and enabling them to close in and pin him to the ground. Passers-by came to help. Between them they held the struggling killer to the ground, managing to wrest the knife from his hand. Within a short time armed police arrived and hauled the heroes away. The mujahid opened his jacket to reveal a suicide vest. “A bomb!”, someone shouted, and people began to run from the scene. Two shots killed the killer. It was all over quite quickly.

How many more would have been stabbed without that swift reaction? We can never know. That quick-witted improvising of weapons, and the courageous selfless pursuit of such a dangerous armed individual are highly commendable. Those two men selflessly safeguarded the public from a lethal killer.

Back in June 2017, not far from that same location, a Spanish man, resident in London, was bicycling back from skateboarding one night when, in London’s Borough Market, he saw a woman being stabbed by a Muslim mujahid. Unhesitating and unarmed, he went to her rescue wielding only his skateboard.

What would WE do in a split second decision?

Ignacio Echeverria put his life on the line to save a female stranger. He struck at the knifeman with his skateboard, but was stabbed from behind by the mujahid’s two accomplices, ceramic knives strapped to their wrists. He died from his wounds.

That is courage, fine manly unselfish courage, a shining example. Quite rightly he has been posthumously awarded the Police’s medal for bravery.

The first policeman at the incident was likewise greatly courageous. He tackled the knifeman with only his baton. He was badly wounded in the face, head, and leg, but survived, crippled for life. He said:

“I feel like I did what any other person would have done. I’m so sorry I couldn’t do more…”

A passer-by, Gerard Vowles, 47, told local media that he saw the three attackers stabbing a woman at the south end of London Bridge. He said he threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.

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Martin Hess: “Germany Has Mutated Into a Security Policy Madhouse”

Martin Hess is a former chief superintendent in the German police and a member of the Bundestag for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany).

In the following video, Mr. Hess speaks in the Bundestag about the increasing insecurity in Germany as a result of mass migration into the country.

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

Video transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/2/2019

At the opening of the United Nations climate conference in Madrid, the UN migration agency (UNHCR) said that climate change causes mass migration. Meanwhile, a group of 500 scientists plans to present a “No Climate Change” petition to the UN conference.

In other news, the lawyer for Usman Khan, the London Bridge terrorist, acknowledged that his client may have deceived him by only pretending to have reformed.

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Durance Not-So-Vile in the Farmville Detention Center

Farmville is a small city (population ca. 8,000) here in Central Virginia. It’s not really in my area; it’s in Southside, whereas I’m in the Piedmont. Still, it’s not all that far away, and I know it pretty well.

I remember when the immigrant detention center in Farmville was first approved and built, sometime during the Obama administration, maybe eight or ten years ago. It was designed to handle what was then considered to be the inevitable future of America: mass immigration across the southern border. A private contractor runs it on behalf of ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

The quotes below are excerpted from an article by Alexa Massey in The Farmville Herald. One of the things I like about truly local newspapers is that their news stories tend to be straightforward and factual, without editorial intrusions or skewing for the sake of the Narrative. This article fits the bill admirably, even if Ms. Massey did write “communicative diseases” when she meant “communicable diseases”. That’s a minor glitch in an otherwise informative article about the detention center.

The chosen excerpts are interleaved with my notes and commentary:

Detention Center: an inside look

by Alexa Massey

On Nov. 12 The Herald was invited on a tour of the Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville Detention Center. The tour served as an inside look of the day-to-day operations of the facility.

On its website, the detention center states that its mission is to “provide a safe, humane and appropriately secure civil detention environment that offers an appealing alternative to the standard method of detention for federal immigrants while they navigate the immigration process.”

The facility, according to Farmville Detention Center Director Jeff Crawford, contains enough beds to house up to 736 detainees, although the number fluctuates from day to day. 576 individuals were being housed at the facility on Nov. 12, falling from a headcount of 650 the week prior. Detainees are all male and range in age with an average age of mid-30s. A typical day shift includes 28 officers on duty, and a night shift sees an average of 25 officers. The detention center as a whole has approximately 180 employees.

Based on the figures given above, we might expect an average of about 600 detainees to be housed in the detention center at any given point. There are 180 staff members, and we’ll estimate that they’re being paid an average of $40,000 a year. That may be low-balling it, but they’re private employees rather than government workers, so their pay is going to be lower than that of their counterparts in the federal workforce. Throw in the employer’s share of FICA and some benefits, and say the total expense to the contractor is about $50,000 per head. That would be a total $9 million per annum for the entire staff.

Divide that total by 600, and you get $15,000 per inmate per year. And that’s just for personnel costs. Add to that the cost of food, medical supplies, equipment, CCTV, infrastructure maintenance, plant depreciation, etc., and the total expense per inmate might be $30,000 every year. Bump the figure up a little more to assure the contractor a healthy profit margin, and you’re talking about a hefty annual bill for Uncle Sam, paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. Or, strictly speaking, paid for by having the Fed print yet more pretend money, but that’s an argument for another day.

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The Huddled Masses Yearn to Cross the Border Fence Into Hungary

Hungary is currently experiencing a surge of migrants against its southern borders, the largest it has seen since the Great Migration Crisis of 2015. Its border with Serbia is now completely defended by a razor-wire fence, but recent arrivals have been digging tunnels under it and putting ladders up against it in their zeal to cross the border.

The video below was released by the Hungarian government. It shows numerous attempts, some of them successful, by people who want to cross into Hungary.

No one who wanted to enter the country honestly and legally would attempt to dig under the fence or scale it with a ladder. That means these new arrivals are invaders, rather than migrants. Hungarian border guards would be completely justified in shooting the invaders as soon as they put up their ladders or emerged from the tunnel under the fence. And they would only have to shoot a few of them; after that the traffickers would return to using the longer route through Croatia. But the Hungarians dare not do it.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video (hat tip László):

The following excerpts are from an ABC News article about the discovery of the tunnels under the fence:

Hungarian police find 2 tunnels used by migrants on border

Hungarian police say they have discovered two tunnels used by migrants to enter the country from Serbia

Hungarian police said Friday that they discovered two tunnels used by migrants to enter the country from Serbia.

Police said that a tunnel 34 meters (37 yards) long was discovered near the southern village of Asotthalom, where they also detained 44 migrants who had used the precarious passageway.

Police Col. Jeno Szilassi-Horvath said a Serbian citizen suspected of human trafficking had been detained along with the migrants.

The tunnel near Asotthalom was about 50 centimeters (20 inches) wide, 60 centimeters (2 feet) high, and had been dug as deep as about 6 meters (20 feet) below the surface without any support beams or other elements to prevent its collapse.

Szilassi-Horvath said the dig, which likely lasted a few weeks and was done without any machines, had gone undetected thanks to the thick underbrush in the area and because the soil dug out was dumped in a nearby canal.

He added that security officials were using drones and scanners to search for any more tunnels.

The other tunnel, in the village of Csikeria, was 21.7 meters (71 feet) long, but no successful migrant crossings took place there. Police said they discovered both tunnels not long after their construction was completed, and filled both of them up again.

See also Vlad’s report on the same topic.

Below are four more articles about the migration (invasion) surge at the borders of Hungary:

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Mohamed the Butcher Becomes Mohamed the Rapist

A number of years ago, after reading so many stories about rapes and bestiality by Muslim men, I said sardonically to Dymphna: “Muslim men will rape anything that has a hole, and if it doesn’t have one, they’ll cut it a new one — that’s why they all carry knives.”

In the intervening years what began as a sick joke morphed into depressing reality as I read more and more about the rapin’-’n’-gropin’ proclivities of Islamic males. For a Muslim man the principal method of interaction with objects in his environment seems to be to rape them — women, girls, men, boys, infants, corpses, donkeys, goats, swans, and many other species too numerous to mention.

The story below from Philosophia Perennis is a case in point: a Muslim man in Germany took revenge on his wife’s ex-boyfriend — a fellow Muslim — by raping him, with the help of a couple of buddies.

By the way — this case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation:

Trial in Görlitz: Mohamed A. allegedly raped the ex-boyfriend of his current partner

by David Berger
November 30th, 2019

Out of jealousy, a 33-year-old Tunisian is said to have brutally raped his present wife’s ex-boyfriend, the 35-year-old Pakistani Saif U. in Görlitz with the help of two other Arabs. “Mohamed locked the door from the inside. Then two more Arabs came along, beat me and kicked me, pressed me to the ground.” Then the 35-year-old Pakistani Saif U. was undressed and raped. Saif gave his testimony yesterday in tears before a court in Dresden.

Mohamed the butcher comes from Tunisia

And the prosecution seems to be certain that this description is correct, even if the Tunisian perpetrator Mohamed A. (33, butcher), who is now on trial, continues to deny the crime. Mohamed A. had already been sentenced in the summer to 3 years and 9 months imprisonment for raping the cook Saif U. in Görlitz. The reason: The victim had once been together with his present wife Anita (28). Mohamed A. was obsessed with the idea that Saif U. had contacted her again to take her away from him. Due to procedural errors, the Federal Supreme Court overturned the verdict, and the trial is now taking place again.

What do the “Fck AfD” T-shirt wearers have to do with the rapist Arab?

Male rape is much more common than generally assumed. And it also has serious consequences, especially if the men have a migration background in which passive anal intercourse (“treating him like a woman”) is considered degrading for a man: “A prejudice that men who have been raped are less traumatised than women is absolutely wrong, on the contrary. Studies show that the long-term effects of rape, whether male or female, usually have serious consequences for life. In addition, men are exposed to greater social stigmatisation, leading to even greater psychological damage for male rape victims.” (according to Wikipedia) Male rape by men is then understood as revenge or simply as violent domination. The now widespread German slogan “Fck xxx (Nazis, AfD, etc.)” remains attached to this anarchistic, misogynistic paradigm.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/1/2019

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has officially resigned, although he will stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed. Anti-government protesters are not satisfied, however, and are demanding more.

In other news, police fired tear gas as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in a new wave of protests in Hong Kong.

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