Egyptian President Appoints Two Christian Governors, Defying Islamic Sharia

Ashraf Ramelah discusses Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi’s recent appointment of two Coptic governors, his possible motives for doing so, and how the appointments fit into the larger picture of Islamic politics in Egypt.

Egypt: President appoints two Christian governors, defying Islamic Sharia

by Ashraf Ramelah

In Egypt, the president appoints the governors of the country’s provinces. This practice began with President Nasser after the end of the kings’ era. Last month President Al-Sisi appointed two Christian governors to two principally Christian provinces — the highest concentration of Christians in all of rural Egypt — located in Upper Egypt and West Egypt. This is monumental in a country where Islamic sectarianism dictates politics.

When Al-Sisi took office in 2013 for a four-year term, he immediately appointed new governors, all Muslim, for each of the 27 provinces, as did his predecessors — Mubarak, Sadat, and Nasser. Now in the beginning of his second term, Al-Sisi replaced two of his original governors at the end of their six-year terms with two Christians — the first time in modern history that some all-Christian towns would have a Christian administration. However, there was one earlier unsuccessful attempt at this by Egypt’s military interim government (SCAF) in 2012 after Mubarak was ousted.

This has inspired an outpouring of positive enthusiasm from Egypt’s Coptic community bringing hope and optimism where disappointment and anger was mounting against the Al-Sisi government by many. It remains to be seen as of yet if any opposition will come from the Muslim community and if their terror elements will respond with violence.

Egyptian Copts in the diaspora are also pleased with the president’s appointments. Social media commentary and op-eds indicate the feeling that Al-Sisi is taking Egypt in the right direction. There is talk about equal rights, equal opportunity and progress toward liberal democracy and leaving Sharia principles in the dust. Al-Sisi’s appointments are in striking contrast to the status quo of the erosion of rights and common decency toward the lives of Copts in Egypt in recent decades.

Before Nasser’s time, such appointments or elections were not extraordinary news but a regular matter. Prior to the coup of 1952, Copts were involved in Egyptian political life after Mohammed Ali detached the country from Turkey (at the fall of the Ottoman Empire). The Decree of Equality between citizens allowed Copts to be governors of provinces, and it was commonplace for Copts to serve as provincial governors. Under King Fouad I, Wissa Wasef, a Copt, became the president of the Egyptian Parliament twice (03/1928-07/1928 & 01/1930-10/1930).

With Al-Sisi’s recent appointments, it looks as if the president has a high regard for the pre-Nasser era. However, when all of the current governmental actions or inactions are taken into account an accurate and truer picture comes to light. Does this picture show improvement for human rights and liberty inclusive of the Coptic minority community, or are things getting worse?

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Stephen Coughlin on the Quranic Concept of War

During last week’s OSCE/ODIHR conference in Warsaw, the Counterjihad Collective organized a side event entitled “Why Does Europe Hate Speech?” The following video from the event shows a talk given by retired Maj. Stephen Coughlin on the Muslim Brotherhood’s long-term plans for jihad — both kinetic and non-kinetic — which are even now bearing fruit, both at the OSCE and elsewhere.

In his talk Maj. Coughlin discusses, among other things, The Quranic Concept of War, a book that was written in 1979 by the serving Brigadier General S. K. Malik when he was chief of staff of the Pakistani army.[1] President Zia ul Haq declared the book to be his country’s military doctrine.[2] The Advocate General in Pakistan, a man named Brohi[3], affirmed that it was law.

So it’s a significant book, and well worth paying attention to.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading this video:

In his book Gen. Malik writes:

So spirited, zealous, complete and thorough should be our preparation for war that we should enter upon the ‘war of muscles’ having already won the ‘war of will’. Only a strategy that aims at striking terror into the hearts of the Enemies from the preparation stage can produce direct results and turn Liddell Hart’s dream into a reality. (p. 58)

He also says, “We do not even start the fighting war until we have already assessed that the war has been won. We have already made the enemy surrender mentally.”

From pages 57 to 58, he includes the four following quotes from the Koran to make his point.[4]

I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. (Qur’an 8: 12)

Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers. (Qur’an 3: 151)

And those of the People of the Book who aided them, Allah did take them down from their strongholds and cast terror into their hearts, so that some ye slew, and some ye made prisoners [the women and the children]. And he made you heirs of their lands, their houses, and their goods, and of a land which ye had not frequented (before). And Allah has power over all things. (Qur’an 33: 26-27)

Let not the unbelievers think that they can get the better (of the Godly): they will never frustrate them. Against them make ready your strength of the utmost of your power, including steeds of war to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah any your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. (Qur’an 8:56-60)

Based on the above citations from the Koran, Gen. Malik concludes:[5]

TERROR struck into the hearts of the enemies is not only a means; it is an end in itself. Once a condition of terror into the opponent’s heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet and merge. TERROR is not a means of imposing decision upon the enemy; it is the decision we wish to impose upon him.

Thus his conclusion is that the Quranic concept of war is terror, with four quotes from the Koran to back up his argument. His final sentences at the end of the same chapter are very important:

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Long-Time African Immigrant in Italy: Above All Else, Close the Borders

The following lucid and articulate analysis of the current migration crisis in Italy is given by a African immigrant who has lived in the country for many years, and views with dismay the current mass influx of Africans into Italy.

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

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EU Interior Ministers Agree: The Great Migration Must Be Stopped

With Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini leading the way and Germany and Austria close behind, the interior ministers of the European Union agreed that the outer borders of the EU must be secured, and all illegal immigrants must be sent back.

At this point the whole thing is elaborate theater with no relation to reality, since Italy — which recorded the initial asylum claims for many (if not most) of the migrants who registered — refuses to take any migrants back from countries further north. Any agreement that requires migrants to be sent back to the country that first registered them would place enormous burdens on Italy, Greece, and Malta, and very little on any other countries.

Furthermore, all North African countries have refused to agree to any holding camps — “debark platforms” in the parlance of this confab — so all discussions about housing migrants outside the EU are no more than idle parlor chatter. It just won’t happen, at least not until the EU agrees to pay the asking price for establishing such camps — presumably in the many billions of euros.

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

A little background on Italy’s situation: The boats have landing at Lampedusa for as long as I’ve been tracking the relevant news stories, going back to at least 2007. The flow accelerated dramatically in 2011, after the “Arab Spring”, and then became a tsunami after the Great Migration Crisis kicked in during the summer of 2015.

The judicial system of the EU — I can’t remember whether it was the ECJ or the ECHR — ruled that Italy could not turn the boats away, but had to rescue them. Italy demanded, pleaded, and begged for help from Brussels to cover its costs, but never received more than about a third of the required reimbursement.

As the independent smugglers’ flotilla morphed into the NGO “rescue” ferry service, Italy’s burden increased even further. The Italians dealt with the impossible situation by loosening their official procedures for dealing with “refugees” — they just gave them food and shelter for a few days, after which they received residency permits and could proceed northwards as they wished, legally or otherwise. I’ve always assumed that many thousands have passed through without being registered at all.

And now the EU, which in its infinite wisdom required the Italians to allow the migrants to land, is demanding that Italy take all those culture-enrichers back. But Matteo Salvini is in charge of migration-related matters now, and will never agree to such an outcome. So, regardless of the optimistic, heartening words being spoken into the microphones, negotiations on the fate of migrants Europe are at an impasse.

At some point the stalemate will be broken. There is too much pent-up force against the status quo for the current situation to continue indefinitely, but there’s no telling when the final resolution will come, nor what form it will take.

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Mutti Goes Down While Denmark Gets Tough

Dr. Turley’s wrap-up of the too-little-too-late EU Conference last weekend makes his usual salient points:

And the icing on that cake of crow Merkel must eat? Besides Norway’s crackdown, look at Denmark’s amazing new acculturation rules for immigrants. This is tough stuff:

A new set of laws governing life in 25 low-income, heavily Muslim enclaves in Denmark – officially labeled as “ghettos” – is the latest salvo as Europe grapples with integrating an influx of migrants.

Beginning at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their “ghetto parents” for 25 hours per week for mandatory instruction in so-called “Danish values,” which includes learning about the language and the traditions of Christmas and Easter, The New York Times reported.

Families that don’t comply with the rules could see their welfare payments cut off. Danish citizens outside of these areas are able to choose whether to enroll children in preschool up to age 6.

The integration of immigrants has been challenging for Denmark, a country known for having a small, rather homogeneous population, the vast majority of which are ethnic Danes. Lawmakers have focused on neighborhoods where immigrants, some placed in these areas by the government, live in dense concentrations and sometimes suffer from higher rates of unemployment and violence.

During a New Year’s speech, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen reportedly warned ghettos could “reach out their tentacles onto the streets” by spreading violence, and that, because of ghettos, “cracks have appeared on the map of Denmark.”

Other measures are also being considered, including one that would double the punishment for certain crimes if they are committed in one of the 25 enclaves. Another would impose a four-year prison sentence on immigrant parents who force their children to make extended trips to their country of origin.

Justice Minister Soren Pape Poulsen told the Times these measures are not anti-Muslim.

“That’s nonsense and rubbish,” Poulsen said. “To me this is about, no matter who lives in these areas and who they believe in, they have to profess to the values required to have a good life in Denmark.”

Queen Margrethe said the same thing in her autobiography a few years ago when she claimed that Danes (herself included) had been “lazy” about making sure the new people became full-fledged Danes.

The rest is of that report is here.

And the good news keeps on coming…of course, the B says that when this crackdown comes in Denmark and the immigrants realize government is serious, they’ll all flee to Germany and Sweden. Places where you don’t have to work so hard.

A Spanish Newspaper Whitewashes the Jihad

Pampasnasturtium has translated an item that was published earlier this year in the Spanish MSM. He includes this brief introduction:

In this article from last March you can see the level of whitewashing of The Religion of Pieces in the local Spanish media. The online version from La Vanguardia* is behind a paywall, so I had to scan it.

It was an sidebar for a bigger “report” (that is, a smear/opinion masquerading as information) that I chucked away afterwards. I still can’t believe they speak in such ennobling terms about those bloodthirsty Morlocks. It’s amazing that this disgusting rag fans the flames of misandry daily via inflated #MeToo pieces, etc., yet these mohammedans were segregating the sexes and all they were was “scrupulous”…

Savages, yeah, but NOBLE savages!

The translated sidebar:

Jihadists wouldn’t allow others to pay for their food

At the ‘The Palms’ restaurant, on a very busy street of East Mosul, they fill your table with food. Here’s where jihadists used to stuff themselves up during good times. A waiter explains they were formal people; they used to dress Afghan-style (ankle-long pants) and they were scrupulous: women had to eat on the upper floor, and during prayer times they commanded that the place should close. Coca-Cola — which is served as a courtesy, together with water, even though the customer may not ask for it — was forbidden and its Iraqi version substituted. They never allowed others to pay for their food, and they would pay religiously (translator note: in Spanish, that would be conscientiously) in Iraqi dinar or dollars, but no one ever saw the legendary Caliphate coins, or those of 21 carats or silver, supposedly minted in mid-2016. A single golden dinar would have been enough for a whole division to eat.

*   La Vanguardia is what not so long ago used to pass for a conservative rag (it is now failing, as is most of the dead-tree press, so it has been permanently “bought” by the EU to churn out its propaganda).
 

The Dream of the Muslim Brotherhood in Germany: That Sharia Will Be Institutionalized in the State Itself

The video below contains the latest (I’ve lost track of which number it is) in a series of documentaries on the Muslim Brotherhood by Zvi Yehezkeli, an Israeli journalist and filmmaker who is fluent in Arabic. In his latest and riskiest undercover operation, Mr. Yehezkeli posed as a Jordanian who went to Istanbul to acquire a Syrian passport on the black market. After he became a Syrian, the journalist traveled to Germany and became a “refugee”.

This is possibly the most chilling installment so far, given its revelations about the depth of Muslim Brotherhood penetration in both Turkey and Germany.

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

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László Földi: “The Majority of European Politicians are TRAITORS!”

The following panel discussion is from Tuesday’s Hungarian TV program “Szemtől szembe” [Face to Face]. The moderator is Balázs Somorjai, and the guests are the intelligence analyst László Földi and Zoltán Lomnici, Jr., a constitutional lawyer.

The discussion among the three men concerns the Great European Migration Crisis — its origins, causes, and intended effects. Cui bono? Who stands to make a profit from all these illiterate unemployable Muslim migrants, and how?

A civil, lucid, and reasonable discussion such as this one is all but unheard of west of the Iron Curtain. Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Volkswagen Not Allowed to Fire ISIS Mujahid

The following report by Egri Nök was published earlier at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form. Egri also translated the video.


Samir B. (right) with the ISIS terrorists Bilel H. (red cap) and Houssem H. in a Berlin restaurant. Photo: Facebook

Germany: Court orders Volkswagen to keep Islamist employee

by Egri Nök

An original translation from Bild:

After dismissal on terror suspicions:
Court orders VW to keep Islamist employee

by M. Manske
March 12, 2018

Hannover — It is 11:42 AM when Samir B. (30) strolls into the Hannover State Labor Court in sweat pants and moccasins. The Islamist is suing Volkswagen.

The car manufacturer dismissed him in November 2016 because he threatened coworkers, and because he appeared to be leaving for ISIS territory. The German-Algerian had acted provocatively in the court’s hallway, filming the journalists present. A court clerk makes him delete the video, as he doesn’t have a permit to film.

The allegations against the assembly line worker (monthly net wage €3,500) are serious: Volkswagen were concerned that their employee might carry out an attack on the manufacturing plant in Wolfsburg. For example, at one of their workers’ caucus, where up to 10,000 workers attend.

BILD is documenting the case

It was late August 2014, when Samir B. was in a restaurant in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Next to him sat the Wolfsburgers Bilel H. and Houssem H. Both of them went to Syria shortly thereafter, and joined the Islamic State. Both of them are dead now!

They were part of the Wolfsburg terror cell. And it seems that Samir B. was involved in their activities more deeply than he wants to admit.

On December 28, 2014, Federal Police stopped him at Hannover airport — he had €9,350 in cash and a drone with him, Wolfsburger Nachrichten report.

The investigators are certain: B. wanted to travel to the Syrian war zone. His passport was confiscated.

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Fearing For His Life, a Christian Refugee in Austria Returns to Syria, Where It’s Safer

A young Christian from Syria fled to Austria to escape persecution. When he arrived in Europe, he found himself forced into the company of “refugees” who supported the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra. He had to keep his Christian faith a secret, or risk being killed. Eventually he returned to Syria, where he felt he was more likely to be safe.

Anton, who translated the German video report below for subtitling, includes this introduction:

A Christian Syrian refugee, Spiro Haddad, recalls his illegal journey to Austria.

On the way, he is met by people who openly confide their allegiance to ISIS and Al-Nusra. He doesn’t feel safe in Europe, so he returns to Syria.

The ISIS and Al-Nusra followers remain and want to Islamize Europe, and convert the churches into mosques.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Alexandre del Valle: “When There’s No Rule of Law, Can We Still Talk About Democracy?”

Alexandre del Valle is an Italo-French lecturer on geopolitics and a researcher for Università Europea di Roma, Institut Choiseul and Daedalos Institute of Cyprus. He specializes in radical Islam, terrorism, and relations between the West and the Rest. He has been an editorialist in Le Figaro, Le Figaro Magazine, France Soir, Israel Magazine, La Une, Il Liberal, etc., and has had articles published in geopolitical magazines and reviews such as Politique Internationale, Herodote, Outre Terre, Geostrategics, Stratégiques, Geopolitical Affairs, Nova Storica, Il Liberal, and many others. Apart from being a geopolitician, he is — together with Rachid Kaci — the founder of the liberal-conservative Right (“Droite Libre”), whose slogan is: “Secularity, defence of the West and Freedom, and struggle against political correctness”. His analysis has influenced French, Spanish and Italian politicians, especially the French party UMP (Republicans). He is the author of nine books.

Below is Part 3 of excerpts from a talk that was given earlier this month by Mr. Del Valle for the organization Damoclès ( Part 1, Part 2). Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Jihad and Prince Charles

The following look at the Islamophilia of Prince Charles was sent by David Abbott, the author of Dark Albion.

Jihad and the Heir to the British Throne

by David Abbott

Prince Charles’s undignified sucking up to Muslims is so extreme it is widely rumoured he is a secret convert to Islam.

The idea of him lugging around a prayer mat and turning to face Mecca five times a day seems incongruous, and the rumours may well be false, but he has made so many speeches endorsing Islam as the solution to the spiritual and cultural ills of Britain and the West that people are naturally suspicious.

In 2001 a beaming Prince Charles opened a London mosque. As he was shown around the prayer hall in the new Al Manaar Mosque in west London he praised the modern building.

This mosque became a breeding ground for Islamic State killers, with two of them, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, making the news on February 8 when it was announced they had been captured by Syrian Kurdish forces.

Security experts had long suspected it was a hub for young Muslims subsequently involved in the Syrian war, and on February 8th 2016 the Mirror had revealed that at least nine members of the Islamic State had regularly attended it, including Kotey, Elsheikh, Mohammed Emwazi (‘Jihadi John’) and Aine Davis, who were together called ‘the Beatles’ because of their English accents by the captives they tortured in Syria.

The purpose-built mosque was where Emwazi got to know Kotey, who also went by the name Big Sid from his Islamic name Sidique, and who was probably ‘Ringo’. In the quiet street outside the building Kotey talked openly of suicide bombing. Emwazi, Kotey and Davis had formed a close bond at the Al Manaar Mosque long before their reign of terror began in the IS stronghold of Raqqa, where Emwazi appeared in several gruesome IS videos beheading hostages, including British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning and US journalist James Foley.

The ‘Beatles’ group kept their hostages in a state of permanent fear, forcing them to fight each other in boxing matches as they watched and then torturing the losers. Their torture techniques included electric shocks from Taser guns, waterboarding and mock executions, including a staged crucifixion. Their ‘execution cell’ beheaded more than 27 Western hostages and at least 18 Syrian soldiers and tortured many more captives.

A Danish hostage, Daniel Rye, who was released in June 2014, recalled in a book published the following year how ‘Ringo’ kicked him 25 times in his ribs on his 25th birthday, telling him it was a gift. In his chilling book, Rye wrote that ‘George’ dominated the group of jailers and was the most violent and unpredictable. Rye also described being taken to an open grave where a suspected spy was shot by Emwazi on the instructions of ‘George’. The scene was filmed by ‘Ringo’. Rye said these terrorists forced him and other hostages to climb into the grave, where they were photographed.

In social media posts Kotey stated he was ‘as British as they come’, adding he was ‘born and raised in Shepherd’s Bush, was a big QPR fan, love a good old fry up in the mornings’.

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Mujahideen Allied With Turkey Fight Kurds in Syria Using NATO-Supplied Weapons

The following report from Germany discusses the Salafist groups in Syria that fight alongside the Turkish army against the Kurds. They use weapons supplied to “our staunch NATO ally” Turkey, some of which may have come from Germany.

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

Video transcript (timing based on the original longer program):

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Syrian War Breaks Out on Germany’s Streets

The following clip shows excerpts from a Russia Today video. In it you can see the behavior of Turks and Kurds who have brought their Middle Eastern war to the streets of Stuttgart.

Many thanks to Anton for editing and uploading this clip:

Anton includes this commentary about the video:

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