Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/17/2019

Addressing a crowd of 80,000 supporters, former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called for a referendum on immigration to prevent the new government from reopening Italy’s ports to migrant-ferry NGOs. Mr. Salvini accused the M5S-PD coalition government of committing treason.

In other news, exit polls indicate that today’s election in Israel is still too close to call, so it is not yet known whether Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to continue as prime minister.

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I Do Not Like That Ham-I-Am

Our German translator JLH has a few things to say about the latest “News of the Weird” story from South Africa.

One of the many things you can learn by reading the news at Gates of Vienna

by JLH

Let’s see if I understand this. Burger King is removing the syllable “ham” from “hamburger” in South Africa so as not to offend anyone. The best statistic I can uncover is that Islam accounts for 1.5% of the ca. 56 million South Africans. The largest single religious group is Protestant Christianity. In second place are those who profess no religion. It makes you wonder whom Burger King consulted (or was directed by). Certainly not the local Jewish lobby. When is the last time you ever heard the owner of a Jewish deli complain to the ADL about the BBQ bar and grill next door advertising spareribs?

This is a pioneering alteration to the language. The word for a type of sausage originally named after its city of origin is reduced to a severed trunk (-burg) that means “fort.” In US English, at any rate, calling somewhere a “burg” is not particularly flattering. I know because I come from a state with a lot of burgs. If I were a citizen of one of the largest cities in Germany — an international port, a center of trade, and an original member of the Hanseatic League — I would not like to be told that I was living in -burg.

This presents a whole new vista of linguistic change, calling up fond memories of the Hitlerian desire to expunge foreign words and phrases from the German language.

Where else in English, for instance, can we find this insidious infidel word “ham”? Perhaps in the Broadway musical about one of the Founding Fathers — you know, Alexander -ilton. Or in the name of a cute little rodent — the -ster — that is so fond of treadmills. Or, if you don’t want to call a small town a burg, you could call it a -let. And if you damage that place down in the back of your leg, you could say that you hurt your -string. This could lead to some confusion, so it may be better to take the high road and say that you pulled one of the tendons that laterally and medially border the depression in the popliteal fossa. That’s a little clumsy, but there are no infidel words in it. (Unless some really picky Muslim scholar objects to the use of the language of the Roman Church.)

And what if we can’t just remove the offensive syllable? What if that’s all there is? Like “Don’t ham it up.” We just have to substitute, and tell show-offs “Don’t steak it up!” “Don’t be such a steak!”

Just to be safe, we should also do away with the term we use for that crispy stuff we often eat in the morning. The morning special might be called “two eggs any style, with choice of ground infidel meat or infidel crispy stuff.” Alternatively “Canadian infidel crispy stuff and eggs.”

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Rasmus Paludan in Canada, Part Two

This is the second installment of Vlad’s interview with Rasmus Paludan, the founder and leader of the Stram Kurs (“Hard Line”) party in Denmark, in Quebec earlier this month. (Part 1 is here.)

As the interview continues, you’ll hear him recount the series of events that led to his having armed police bodyguards accompany him whenever he ventures out of his apartment.

It is This That the Darkness is For

My wife Dymphna died three months ago today. Writing about her from time to time helps me cope with the devastation of losing her. This post is off-topic from the primary mission of this site, so readers may skip it without missing anything.

Early in our relationship I introduced Dymphna to the music of Leonard Cohen, and she eventually became at least as much of a fan as I was. A couple of months into our marriage we were listening to the album Songs From a Room, and I suddenly realized the significance of one of the songs. “Listen,” I said, “that’s our song.” She paid close attention to the lyrics, and agreed that it was true. So from then on, for the rest of our time together, it was “Our Song”.

I’ll explain why it seemed appropriate, but first listen to “Lady Midnight” by Leonard Cohen:

Dymphna and I met in the spring of 1979, in a bar in suburban Maryland near where my mother lived. I had gone to elementary and junior high school there, so I knew the area well.

My father had died the previous winter, and my mother and I had just returned from a trip to New England to inter his ashes in the family plot. The return home became a grueling ordeal after her car blew a head gasket in upstate New York. When we finally got back to Maryland, I said, “I really need a beer,” and went off to a bar at a nearby golf course where the bartender was an old friend of mine.

I had reached the point in my life where I wanted to get married and settle down. I knew that you don’t meet the woman you’re going to marry in a bar — I had always been told that, and still think it’s true, as a general rule — so I wasn’t there to pick up chicks; I was just drinking a beer and talking to the bartender.

While I was standing there at the bar a woman in distress came through the door, approached the bar, and said, “My battery’s dead; I need help.” She had been there for a drink a little while before, and when she left, her car wouldn’t start.

The bartender waved his hand towards me and said, “This is the man you need to talk to. I’ve known him for more than twenty years, and can vouch for him.” So I went out to the parking lot with her, moved my car over to hers, got the jumper cables, and started her car.

We left it idling to charge the battery and went back into the bar. She said, “The least I can do now is buy you a drink.” So I got another beer, and she ordered a drink for herself (dry vermouth, if I remember rightly — that was her customary drink in those days).

We introduced ourselves and began a conversation. I noticed that in addition to being attractive, she was obviously well-educated and -informed on various topics that also interested me. After a while my attraction to her must have become obvious, because she said: “I don’t do one-night stands, you know.”

Well. I was genuinely affronted, since that was the farthest thing from my mind — as I mentioned earlier, I wanted to get married, settle down, and have kids. So I said: “I don’t have to take this s***!”, turned on my heel, and went to the gents’ to cool down.

When I came back a few minutes later she apologized profusely, and we resumed our conversation without further rancor. It wasn’t long before the age difference — she was ten years older than I — ceased to matter. The attraction was mutual, and we arranged to meet the following night (a Saturday) for dinner at the Double-T Diner up in Edmondson.

The rest is history, as told in my eulogy back in June.

So remember, boys and girls: you won’t meet your future wife or husband in a bar. Dymphna is the exception that proves the rule.

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Now, having heard the tale of The Night Baron Met Dymphna, read the lyrics of “Lady Midnight” and see why we decided it was Our Song:

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The Mask Comes Off in Deggendorf

The following article from Politically Incorrect accompanied the video of the “Jews are possessed” incident in Bavaria that I posted earlier.

BPE is a reference to Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation:

Deggendorf: Muslim at BPE says “Jews are not human”

by Michael Stürzenberger

Even Islam critics and AfD supporters from Deggendorf were surprised by what happened recently at the Information Rally on Political Islam from the Citizens’ Movement Pax Europa (BPE) in Lower Bavaria. We were told that although there were the usual incidents of violence and harassment with the local “refugee” facility, the Muslims of the DITIB mosque behaved inconspicuously for the most part.

Obviously that’s the case until they are confronted with fundamental criticism of their religion. Then the masks fall and often a rather ugly face emerges. That is the result of indoctrination by a dangerous totalitarian ideology that makes up a large part of this religion — Political Islam.

At the beginning of the rally, I also thought that it was going to be an unspectacular day. There were only local citizens, many sat in the cafes nearby and listened calmly to our information.

But then more and more Muslims showed up. It became loud. Outrage began to spread with outbursts of anger and rage. There were insults. A Muslim woman asked a policeman, in all seriousness, why such an event was allowed to take place which makes Islam “look bad”. The question itself reveals the assumption that Islam is the only true religion and should never be criticised. Which is, after all, also the reality in Islamic countries.

The Muslim at our rally who said with total conviction “Jews are not people” and “Jews are possessed” called our comrade-in-arms Chris, who also wears a star of David around his neck next to a cross, the “devil”. Before that he had insulted me as “You spastic” and “You f****r” and told me I should “shut the f*** up” and said “shut your pothole” to me.

For everyone familiar with Islam, it was foreseeable that the hatred for Jews in Germany would become ever greater with the increase in the number of Muslims from fundamental Islamic countries to our country. This stems directly from the Koran, which denies Jews are human.

Constantin Schreiber has shown in his book Children of the Koran that in many Islamic countries, including Turkey, this indoctrination is spread in schools and therefore firmly anchored in the minds of Muslims. In its hostility towards Jews, the Koran far surpasses Adolf Hitler’s book of hatred and hate Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”).

The infernal and completely irrational fervour with which Muslims from the Gaza Strip and the so-called West Bank, actually called Judea and Samaria, rage against Israel can only be explained by the hatred that is sown against Jews in the Koran. If their god Allah curses Jews, how can they ever accept a Jewish state in an area which they presume to be their own?

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/16/2019

The Department of Education in New York City wants to ban chocolate milk in all public schools in the city, and impose a “white milk only” policy. It’s not clear how the city would screen out all the white supremacist milk.

In other news, 29 migrants, five of them children, were intercepted trying to cross the English Channel in several different boats.

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Thanks to Andy Bostom, FL, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, RR, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Rasmus Paludan in Canada, Part One

The following video is the first in a series taken from an interview that Vlad Tepes conducted with Rasmus Paludan in Canada earlier this month.

Regular readers will remember Mr. Paludan as the anti-immigration activist who was catapulted to fame in Denmark for treating the Koran in a fashion that “Danish” Muslims considered blasphemous. During the course of the interview you’ll hear him describe the sequence of events that resulted in his coming within a hair’s breadth of winning a seat in the Danish Parliament.

You’ll also see me in these videos, but I’m just kibitzing.

Jews Are Possessed!

The following video shows an exchange between a Muslim visitor and people protesting against sharia at one of Michael Stürzenberger’s events. The culture-enricher identifies one of the protesters as a Jew (I can’t tell if she really is one), and says she is possessed by the Devil.

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 9/15/2019

The new Italian governing coalition has finally been fully formed, and Italy’s ports have now reopened to the off-loading of “refugees” by NGO migrant-ferry vessels. Former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that Italy has once again become “Europe’s refugee camp”.

Mr. Salvini has also renewed his electoral alliance with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his party, Forza Italia.

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Thanks to Insubria, JD, Rama Roy Roy, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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90-Year-Old Man Severely Beaten by Culture-Enriching Home Invaders

The following news story concerns the harrowing experience of a 90-year-old man at the hands of “southern-looking” burglars in the German city of Essen. What comes through in this report is the robust constitution of the elderly victim. Considering what the “youths” did to him, he’s in remarkably good condition, and you can see in the video that he still climbs stairs and drives, which many people in his age group can’t do.

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

Video transcript:

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Alice Weidel: “The crisis isn’t coming, the crisis is already here”

Alice Weidel is the co-leader (with Alexander Gauland) of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany).

The following video shows a speech given by Ms. Weidel on the floor of the Bundestag. In it she addresses the manifold failures of the policies of the current German government (a coalition between the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats) under the chancellorship of Angela Merkel.

Ms. Weidel is blisteringly effective in her presentation, as evidenced by the other parties’ attempts to shout her down. It’s encouraging to hear the list of issues she covers, which extend far beyond the topic of immigration, which is usually the primary focus of the AfD. These policy proposals indicate that the AfD has matured to the point where it has the competence to govern the country, if it is ever given the chance.

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

Video transcript:

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Salafist Madrassas in the Netherlands

Dutch authorities, both Islamic and secular, are shocked — SHOCKED, I tell you! — to learn that violent extremism is being taught in Salafist mosque schools in the Netherlands.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Dutch public broadcasting service NOS:

Great concern in the Tweede Kamer [Parliament] After investigation into Salafist mosque schools

Children in Salafist mosque schools learn that people with another religious belief or lifestyle deserve the death penalty. They also learn to turn away from Dutch society and the principles of equality and freedom.

In various mosque schools, instructors teach that Muslim youths must leave this infidel land and settle in an Islamic land. That is the conclusion of an investigation by Nieuwsuur and NRC Handelsblad regarding Salafist institutions that fall outside of regular education.

Shocked

Both in political circles and within the Islamic community there is a shocked response. Gert-Jan Segers of Christian Union and VVD leader Klaas Dijkhoff want to have the law amended so that after information has been received, the education inspectorate can also intervene in informal education, whereas it can now only inspect regular schools.

The Moroccan-Dutch Society also reacted in shock. A sheikh, an imam and an Islamic teacher, active in traditional Moroccan mosques, call the Salafist lessons “horrible”.

Nieuwsuur and NRC conducted an investigation into dozens of education centers, which are Salafist or influenced by Salafism, and studied the teaching material for different age groups. Teachers throughout the country glorify a system where sharia punishment — the Islamic law — applies.

Death by sword

From lessons and from the textbooks, children learn which groups and sorts of people are “enemies” or “unbelievers”, and prescribes the death penalty that adulterers, homosexuals, apostates, and so-called “wizards”, among others, deserve. Children get fill-in exercises and multiple choice questions. They must, for example, choose the correct punishment: (a) lashing, (b) stoning, (c) death by sword.

Within informal Islamic education, Salafism, a fundamental movement within Islam is becoming increasingly influential. Nieuwsuur and NRC identified at least 50 educational establishments that are Salafist or becoming strongly influenced by it. In those locations more than a 1,000 children take Islamic lessons on evenings or weekends.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/14/2019

Houthi rebels in Yemen announced that they were responsible for drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities, which forced the shutdown of about 50% of the Kingdom’s oil production. Oil experts expect the price of crude oil to rise significantly as a result of the attack.

In other news, former Prime Minister David Cameron said that a second Brexit referendum cannot be ruled out, and identified the Tory Brexit supporter Michael Gove as a “foam-flecked Faragist”.

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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. I 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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Why I Am a Nazi

Many thanks to JLH for translating this essay by Matthias Matussek from Henryk Broder’s website Die Achse des Guten:

Why I Am a Nazi

by Matthias Matussek
August 31, 2019

I am a Nazi. God knows I am not proud of it, especially since it would be a grim, indeed the grimmest, hubris to claim that. Yes, I know what the Nazis did. They marched out in columns or hordes and attacked political opponents. They took a gloating pleasure in denunciation. They betrayed friendships and made sure that their friends were loaded onto trucks and taken to camps and murdered.

They bent over articles and books, not for the joy of reading, but to find “evidence” which could bring the authors into conflict with competitors, deprive them of office and make them objects of scorn. Their writings would be burned, because they did not adhere to the prescribed political line.

I have never denounced a human being because he celebrated his birthday with dubious fellows I didn’t know. “Better to turn someone in to the authorities than end up on the wrong side of things” has never been my way.

Nonetheless, I am a Nazi. Henryk Broder advised me to write that. We were at the Zurich summer WorldWeek festival where there were a lot of other Nazis, for instance our colleague, Alex Bauer, who had been beaten by Antifa and put in the hospital. And where there are Antifa, there are Nazis — you know, where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

We Nazis are multiplying to stay abreast of things, so those who are eager to extinguish us multiply like a brush fire. You could almost surmise that they start fires themselves, just to have something to do.

It was difficult, learning to be a Nazi. I was recognized as a Nazi for the first time by a young lady with blue hair and multiple piercings. It was when I went to a campaign event held by Mr. Gauland of the AfD, whom I had known until then only from television.

I did not have a clue that he was the chair of a, well… of the Nazi party, which as Messiah Schulz shouted out in the Bundestag, belonged “on the ash heap of history.” He got that formulation from Trotsky, who had dealt harshly with counterrevolutionaries.

“Piss off, you Nazi”

I was making my way to Gauland’s campaign appearance through a cordon of bushwhacking, spitting and swearing Antifa partisans, when a girl pressed a note into my hand. I thought it was one of these messages from a Chinese fortune cookie. Maybe her telephone number.

But no. It said: “Piss off, you Nazi.”

I gave it back and said, “Sorry, I’m not a Nazi.” She looked at me bewildered, as I did her.

The next time, I was standing around among Hamburg citizens on the Jungfernstieg, an upscale shopping avenue on [the banks of] the Alster, to take part in a “Merkel has to go” demonstration. The Hamburg Morgenpost-Online — yes, the one with the ads for call girls — announced that where we were standing, neo-Nazis had gathered while hundreds of peaceful counter-demonstrators were marching.

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