A Call to Return the West to Christianity

Brother Rashid is a former Muslim, now a Christian Evangelist in Morocco dedicated to converting Arab Muslims to Christianity. In the clip below from his call-in program on television, he talks to another fervent Christian who is a convert from Islam. His caller believes that it is of the utmost importance for them to attempt to convert Americans and Europeans to Christianity, since the USA and Europe are rapidly becoming Islamic.

These are brave men. There are innumerable Islamic zealots out there who would love to kill them for their apostasy, and they know it.

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

Transcript:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/11/2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking a hard line against the ongoing demonstrations against him, and says that no more will be allowed. Police forcibly dispersed the latest group of protesters in Taksim Square in Istanbul. The Prime Minister railed against Twitter, referring to those who use social media to promote the demonstrations as “gangrene”.

In other news, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has been offered asylum by Russia.

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“What Choice Do We Have?”

Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League, was interviewed today on the BBC’s Radio 4.

Tommy has come a long way since the BBC first made mincemeat of him a few years ago. Notice how he retains control of the interview process all the way through, despite the constant interruptions and loaded questions. He is able to get his message through clearly, forcefully, and articulately.

Every trap the interviewer lays for him he deftly sidesteps. When she attempts to put words in his mouth — adding “white” to his use of the phrase “working-class” — he stops her and firmly corrects her.

I’m surprised the Beeb let him on the air. Presumably they were expecting to gut and fillet him as they have done so many times in the past. I don’t think they realize what those all those months in solitary did to him. He has grown past the point where an entity as trivial as the BBC can manipulate him:

Hat tip: Kitman.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/10/2013

The financial crisis in Spain is leaving more and more children hungry. According to the latest figures, 1.7% of the school population is undernourished. Unemployment at home and cutbacks in school canteens mean that many children just aren’t getting enough to eat.

In other news, two boys in Afghanistan were beheaded for “spying” after accepting food from the police.

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“My Definition of Courage Differs From Yours”

Back in March, as part of the nationwide reaction to the Sandy Hook school killings, New York State pushed through the SAFE Act, which imposed even more gun control on the state’s residents. There was widespread opposition to the Act at the local level, and some counties passed resolutions opposing the new law.

An Iraq vet named Aaron Weiss stood up to speak to the Duchess County legislature during the debate over their resolution against SAFE. He spoke passionately and forcefully, and received enthusiastic applause from his fellow citizens.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Hat tip: Heroyalwhyness.

Fjordman: Muslim Riots and Leftist Willful Blindness

Fjordman

Fjordman’s latest essay has been published at FrontPage Mag. Some excerpts are below:

The May 2013 riots in certain immigrant-dominated suburbs of Stockholm raised eyebrows abroad. While I found them disturbing I cannot say that I was totally surprised by them. I’ve consistently warned agains t such a likely outcome under this pen name for what is now nearly a decade.

The political elites not just in Sweden but also in neighboring Denmark, Finland and Norway watched nervously as the events unfolded. Clearly, major riots by immigrants no longer take place just in slightly more distant Paris or London, but now also in the largest city in the Nordic region. The problems are getting closer.

In Norway, the former soldier Aslak Fløgstad Nore is a journalist and author of spy novels who has for some unknown reason been hailed as a brave intellectual, telling truths others don’t dare to tell. One of his idols is Sweden’s Jan Guillou, a far-Left activist and writer with pro-Islamic sympathies who, apart from being an author of spy thrillers, was paid multiple times by the KGB for providing them with sensitive information.

In addition to being an editor at Gyldendal, one of the largest publishing houses in Norway, Nore is a regular columnist at VG, the country’s largest national newspaper. On May 26 2013, Nore published a commentary in VG on the “enigmatic” Swedes after Stockholm had been rocked by a full week of riots on a scale unprecedented in modern Scandinavian history.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/9/2013

I’m mostly recovered from my bout of chiliastic afflatus — or whatever one might call the vicious illness I just went through — but still not firing on all twelve cylinders.

The big news of the day is, of course, the self-outing of the PRISM leaker as a young man named Edward Snowden, who moved to a hotel in Hong Kong just before releasing his documents to The Guardian. He is conveniently close by in case the Beijing government is interested in availing itself of his expertise — or protecting him from accidentally falling down an air shaft or drowning in the koi pond.

In other news, three men from Virginia drove all the way to Moore, Oklahoma in their pickup truck to help themselves to copper wiring and pipes and other valuable scrap from tornado-devastated areas. They planned to carry their haul back home and sell it, but were arrested by police and charged with a misdemeanor.

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“The EU Stands for Everything That is Wrong in Europe”

Below is the text of the speech given by Geert Wilders in Los Angeles today.

The Resurgence of National Pride and the Future of Europe

Speech by Geert Wilders
Los Angeles, June 9, 2013

Dear friends, thank you for inviting me to Los Angeles. I always like coming to the United States. There are many things that I admire Americans for. One of them is that they are unashamedly patriotic.

The American Freedom Association has asked me to speak to you about the future of Europe.

Europe is in a terrible state. Bit by bit, European countries are losing their national sovereignty. The economy is in shambles. Islamic immigrants riot and terrorize the many locals. And when people’s throats are slit in the streets, while the murderers shout “Allahu Akbar,” the authorities appease the killers and declare that Islam has nothing to do with it.

Europeans feel that the gap between them en those who rule them is growing. Many no longer feel represented by their politicians. There is a complete disconnect between the people that truly rule Europe and the people that live in it.

The blame lies to a large extent with the European Union and the weak leadership within the European countries which have signed away their national sovereignty. The EU cannot be compared to the United States. Europe is a continent of many different nations with their own identities, traditions and languages. The EU is a supranational organization, but its leaders aim to turn it into a state. To this end they are destroying the wealth, identity and freedoms of the existing nation-states of Europe.

Before I elaborate, let us take a closer look at the terrible mistake that Europe made.

Following the Second World War, Europe’s leaders mistakenly thought that patriotism was the cause of the war.

All over Europe, not just in Germany, but everywhere, they equated the defense of national identity with extremism.

Politicians told the electorate that the nation state was dangerous.

On the rooftops of Europe’s parliaments and official buildings, they flew the EU flag next to the national flag, as if the nation is nothing but a province of a Pan-European empire.

On the number plates of European cars, they put the EU flag instead of the national flag, thereby forcing people to drive around with the symbol of their subjection.

They signed away their national interests for the goal of so-called Europeanization.

Such policies could never have been possible if the ruling elite had not fallen for the ideology of cultural and moral relativism. Patriotism, which is a virtue, came to be seen as a vice.

Today, the citizens of Europe are reaping the bitter harvest of this arrogance, this refusal to stand by the ancient nations of Europe, the mothers of modern democracy, the guardians of our liberty.

  • The EU stands for everything that is wrong in Europe.
  • It is a gigantic undemocratic transnational monster.
  • It issues legislation permeated with cultural relativism.
  • It meddles in the everyday lives of millions of people.
  • It has opened Europe’s borders to uncontrolled mass immigration, mostly from Islamic countries.
  • And it has deprived Europe’s parliaments of a huge amount of their legislative powers.

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When Civil Disobedience Becomes Terror Riots

Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated an article from SIAN.no with the latest disturbing news about Norway’s slide into sharia. The translator includes this introduction:

This article concerns a recently published survey which was conducted in 2009. There is really nothing remarkable about the survey itself, at least not for those who are familiar with Islam and its stated intentions, but it’s worth documenting just the same.

Christian Tybring Gjedde, the politician who is referred to in the article is one of the few remaining honest politicians left in the FrP (progress Party), a party which could end up forming a coalition government with Høyre (the conservatives) after the election later on this year.

Unfortunately, nothing good is bound to come from such a partnership. Current immigration and asylum policies are unlikely to change radically, as Høyre is a strong supporter of the open door immigration policies.

Here are a few other articles about Tybring-Gjedde:

Also, see this brilliant video clip where Tybring-Gjedde describes the situation in the eastern parts of Oslo for ethnic Norwegians.

The translated article:

Civil unrest could erupt if Tybring-Gjedde becomes “Islam minister”

Approximately 100,000 Muslims are ready to revolt if Islam is threatened.

Approximately half of all Muslims living in Norway are willing to resort to civil unrest if their religious leaders decide that a law passed by the Norwegian Parliament is immoral. This is one of the findings presented in a new survey conducted by TNS Gallup on behalf of the project “The end of National Legal Culture?”

The survey was referred to today on the radio program “Verdibørsen” (“The Value Exchange”) on NRK P2. The program will be aired again tomorrow at 5 PM. The survey also reveals that Muslims want to see the introduction of special laws in Norway — thus confirming what SIAN has claimed for years now — that Muslims in general want non-Norwegian legislation to be applicable to Muslims.

The survey also reveals that 28 percent of Muslims in this country — which translates to more than 50,000 — believe that some of the current Norwegian laws shouldn’t be applicable to religious or ethnic minorities (read Muslims). It also concludes that 68,000 Muslims want Sharia law implemented on matters related to inheritance and family law. The information presented in this survey represents something very sinister and very frightening — not only do Muslims and Islam represents a tangible threat, but they are in fact a ticking bomb.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/8/2013

Tonight’s news feed is a hodge-podge, a mixture of items from yesterday and today. Yesterday’s news had to be held over due to our Internet outage (and the flu).

A large percentage of tonight’s stories are about the growing NSA eavesdropping scandal, which seems to reflect the level of coverage given the topic by the MSM. It’s too early to tell whether President Obama will be brought down by this one, or whether it will blow over, as all the previous ones have.

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Light Posting Continues

Yesterday afternoon our internet went down, and Vlad was kind enough to post a notice here explaining that we would be MIA for a while.

Not long after that, my flu made a return visit after a hiatus of about 18 hours. This bout was even worse than the first one — a fever of up to 101.8°F (38.8°C), which is very high for me, and intense pain in my joints and head. Ibuprofen lowers the fever, but doesn’t eliminate it, so I can’t be fully functional.

I dragged myself up here to the Eyrie in Schloss Bodissey to cope with the email and approve comments that Dymphna didn’t get to earlier. But that may be all I do tonight, unless a real recovery sets in.

More on Tyranny

The latest essay by our Israeli correspondent MC concerns the emergence of what he calls “distributed tyranny” within the Western democracies.

More on Tyranny
by MC

In recent essays on Gates of Vienna two points have come up that I wish to explore further. One is the idea of distributed tyranny, and the other is the idea of a tyranny within a democracy.

But first we need to think about what it is like to live under a tyranny. When we read of life under Stalin or under Hitler, we think, ‘How terrible!’ as we read of gulags and extermination camps. But there is a different story as well, the story of those who prospered under tyranny, and this story is very rarely told.

I have come across this phenomena a few times, one of them first-hand. There is an excellent book entitled Frauen in which the author Alison Owings interviews German women who were alive during WW2. The second was a bio of Traudl Junge. Traudl Junge began working for Hitler in December 1942. She was the youngest of his private secretaries:

“I was 22 and I didn’t know anything about politics, it didn’t interest me”, Junge said decades later, also saying that she felt great guilt for “…liking the greatest criminal ever to have lived.”

She said, “I admit, I was fascinated by Adolf Hitler. He was a pleasant boss and a fatherly friend. I deliberately ignored all the warning voices inside me and enjoyed the time by his side almost until the bitter end. It wasn’t what he said, but the way he said things and how he did things.”

At Hitler’s encouragement, in June 1943 Junge married Waffen-SS officer Hans Hermann Junge (1914—1944), who died in combat in France in August 1944. She worked at Hitler’s side in Berlin, the Berghof in Berchtesgaden, at Wolfsschanze in East Prussia, and lastly back in Berlin in the Führerbunker. [Wikipedia]

The third was from a work colleague who was a successful banker under the communist regime and is now a clerical worker. She had enjoyed the security of life under a tyranny, where life was ‘predictable’.

Living under a tyranny is not unendurable for a large sector of the community. As Lenin was reported to have said, “people with full bellies do not make revolutions.” For the majority of people, tyranny is not recognisable from within. As Traudl Junge’s statement above indicates, it is only in hindsight that the awful truth comes out.

Britain is now a tyranny within a democracy. It is a tyranny because at least eleven people have been arrested for passing comment on Twitter, Facebook and in public about the perils of Islam and Islamic violence. They will be duly incarcerated in prisons where life and limb will be in danger from the very Islamic extremists that prove their various points.

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The Entry to a Totalitarian System

The European Union is slipping gradually into more and more blatant totalitarian thought-control. This latest initiative would punish party groups in the European Parliament that “do not respect the values of the EU”.

Admittedly, the proposed punishment for thoughtcrime is only financial — for the moment. The full Soviet apparatus of state thought-control — withdrawal of civil rights, re-education camps, mandatory internment in psychiatric hospitals, etc. — will presumably arrive later, when Brussels’ power has become uncontested.

Many thanks to JLH for translating this article from Quotenqueen:

EU: Having the Wrong Opinion Becomes Illegal

Political parties serve to educate opinion, states the German constitution. No worries — that is how it will remain. The EU is only refining its citizens’ freedoms somewhat. Just as we should not have any old bananas or cucumbers, political parties in the future will only be permitted to have correct opinions. Our responsible superiors find us citizens too valuable to let us be deceived by false opinions, or an inferior salad oil.* Anyone who counterfeits opinions or gives currency to false opinions will have to reckon with financial penalties. For now, just financial.

Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten [German Economic News] reports:

The EU Commission has taken up a suggestion by the socialists in the European parliament, according to which parties which “do not respect the values of the EU” will be fined. By this means, the group of Hannes Swoboda, an Austrian, intends to prevent “right-radical or xenophobic” parties from being represented in the EU parliament.

At the moment, 13 parties are represented in the parliament. Together, they get 31 million euros in party financing. In the future, it should be possible to exclude groups that do not adhere to EU values from this financing.

This idea has run into resistance in Denmark. The responsible minister for Europe, Nicolai Wammen, has been charged by a number of parties to agree to this rule only with previous specific definition of which “values” are in question.

As the Danish website information.dk reports, the speaker for the Danish Liberals, Lykke Friis, stated that there must be objective criteria, to prevent the rule being abused as a “vendetta” against dissidents. Green Party Nicholas Villumsen said: “That seems as if the parliament would like to punish parties who have the wrong ideas. It is very worrisome that the European parliament wants to punish parties for their convictions.”

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/6/2013

I dragged myself out of my sickbed to gather all the material from emails and build the news feed with it. I think I’m on the mend now, but it wore me out just to do that. With luck, we’ll return to normal programming tomorrow.

The most interesting news stories concern the ongoing demonstrations in Turkey. Erdogan’s return from North Africa is sure to liven things up.

Also worth noting is the appointment of Samantha Power as the United States’ ambassador to the UN.

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