Just Take the Needle, and Everything Will be Fine

The world is edging towards mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. Actually, it’s moving faster than that — galloping might be a better word. The process began in piecemeal fashion late last year, and has accelerated in recent weeks. Some major corporations and government agencies have made vaccination a requirement for continued employment. As far as I know, no national government has made vaccination mandatory, but various localities and provincial governments (see the video below) have done so.

The EU has just decided to issue “vaccine passports” for its citizens. Angela Merkel said that vaccination will not be mandatory — yet — but life will be made more and more difficult for the unvaccinated. If you want to get on a plane, you’d be well-advised to take the needle. I’ve given up the idea of ever flying to Europe or Canada again.

Things will really get tough when the vaccine becomes a requirement for entering a supermarket, pumping gas, visiting the dentist, or receiving medical treatment. I suppose I could let my teeth rot, but if I had the choice of remaining unvaccinated or getting the periodic injection in my eye to treat my macular degeneration — well, I’d probably decide to get the jab, because I know how awful my life would become without the treatment. Bell’s Palsy might not be so bad in comparison…

The video below from Germany gives a progress report on vaccination in Croatia, Portugal, and Spain. The last one is significant, because the Spanish province of Galicia is making the vaccination mandatory for all citizens. Failure to comply will bring a hefty fine.

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

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Lockdowns Are Halal

Ashraf Ramelah sends this report on the response of Islamic law to COVID-19 restrictions.

Islamic Shariah embraces Covid-19 controls: Compliance guarantees paradise

By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

More than a year ago, the world began its battle with an invisible enemy — the novel Covid-19 virus. The fight resulted in a crisis in health care, the economy, the family and much more. While controversy over its magnitude and even its existence rages on and exploitation of the numbers continues, money is made and societies are engineered. In the Arab-Muslim part of the world, Islam further capitalizes on the authoritarian controls of the current pandemic event in place to handle the virus spread and seems to relish the expansion of top-down oppression in the Western world.

For the Egyptian Fatwa House, the Shariah legal body, affirmation of the appropriate enforcement of government mask mandates, social distancing and lockdowns comes with a further control mechanism — the edict — created by the Shariah council to be the final piece of compliance. Adding the spiritual realm to the medical environment, the following edict was issued late last year (Nov 24, 2020). It will remain in effect indefinitely:

“Wearing a mask and following the decisions of the competent authorities at the time of epidemics is a legitimate duty; In order to protect souls and ward off the negative consequences of not adhering to them.” (emphasis added).

With this edict, social controls are now converted to religion with a moral impact upon the soul. Contradicting Covid-19 orders has dire eternal consequences. Coming as a faith directive, “protect souls” is literal, and “ward off the negative consequences” means avoiding eternal damnation. An irrefutable religious law, the current edict commands obedience to secular, government mandates (legal or illegal) with a reward in heaven when followed and, more troubling, an afterlife penalty when not.

Turning the virus pandemic into a matter of the soul would seem to be the logical reason for the Islamic religious institute to issue such a statement, although the language in the continued quote reveals a more material, ideological interest.

Religious authorities are attaching the well-being of the public to arbitrary, mandated rules that control human interaction and function as the Shariah. Controlling the will of an individual in the process of seeking to curtail the spread of a virus is real power. Controls on human behavior are both relatable and significant for the Fatwa House religious authorities who are in charge of creating and issuing edicts.

The Fatwa House spokesperson continues with the edict:

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Eric Zemmour: “It is Very Patriotic to Defend One’s Borders”

In the following appearance on Figaro Live, the popular French commentator Eric Zemmour discusses the ban on Génération Identitaire and the double standard applied by the government when dealing with left-wing groups.

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

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Woke This Mornin’, Feelin’ Round For My Shoes

Over the last few years the word “woke” has become ubiquitous, with its new racially charged meaning. Ten years ago there was no such usage that I was aware of. I first noticed the new meaning of the term four or five years ago. I assumed it had been generated by the Obama/Ayers crowd, or possibly by an Ivy League university.

I was curious about the origin of “woke”, but it’s frustrating to do an internet search on the word, because the results are dominated by examples from the last couple of years.

I wrote to Diana West and asked her if she knew anything about the history of “woke”, and she sent me back this very helpful message:

I searched around for early usage — searching “stay woke”, also “woke” and “rap lyrics,” “woke” and “social justice” and “woke” and “systemic racism,” things like that. I found some entries around 2013 hip hop, maybe Black History Month, but not much.

My sense is that it starts to enter more common usage in 2016. A January 2017 review in The Los Angeles Times of an Asian-type anger exhibition pegged its definition to a radical mag named Gidra at UCLA in 1969.

Gidra sounds like an intriguing publication — dedicated to fighting discrimination against Asian-Americans in the earliest days of the WAYCISM craze.

I was amazed that “woke” went all the way back to 1969. I never heard it at all back in those days, nor for more than forty years thereafter.

But nowadays wokeness is everywhere. Or is it wokehood? Or wokicity? In any case, as a general rule wokesters regard almost anything that white people do or say as WAYCIST.

Racism is rampant. Systemic racism. If you’re white, you’re a racist, whether you recognize it or not.

If you’re woke, you believe that:

  • Saying that people should be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin is racist.
  • White people who perform African-American spirituals or sing the “Black National Anthem” are engaging in cultural appropriation, and are racists.
  • When a black man who commits a crime is arrested by a white cop, that cop is a racist. The white prosecutor who prosecutes him is a racist. White members of the jury who vote to convict him are racists.
  • The fact that the number of black nuclear physicists in America is lower than the proportion of blacks in the general population is proof that STEM teachers are racists, university administrators are racists, and companies in the nuclear tech industry are systemically racist.

And so on. Readers can supply additional examples — we all know the drill.

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Dirty Secrets

As a follow-up to his previous report, our Israeli correspondent MC sends the latest on COVID vaccination statistics in Israel.

Dirty Secrets

by MC

The Israeli medical authorities have been leaking some of the data on Covid vaccination based upon figures kept in tabular form:

The figures have been released as a propaganda exercise to justify vaxing children, but were subject to a re-analysis by the French newspaper FranceSoir:

A front-page article appeared in the FranceSoir newspaper about findings on the Nakim website regarding what some experts are calling “the high mortality caused by the vaccine.”

The gist of the re-analysis is that since starting mass vaccinations in December, the death rate in Israel for over-60s has gone up by 40 times and for younger people 260 times.

Essentially, of the 5,351 total deaths from Covid in Israel, 2337 happened during the two months following the first vaccinations.

The data first appeared in a YNET article in Hebrew where, using relative risk analysis as discussed in my latest article, it painted a glowing picture of progress.

In effect, the FranceSoir article picks up real figures which show that the Pfizer mRNA ‘vaccine’ is more deadly than the virus itself.

From the table we can work out how many of these deaths were due to the vaccine — 51.9%. For the math, see the article itself (URL below).

We conclude that the Pfizer vaccines, for the elderly, killed during the 5-week vaccination period about 40 times more people than the disease itself would have killed, and about 260 times more people than the disease among the younger age class. We stress that this is in order to produce a green passport valid for at most 6 months, and promote Pfizer sales.

These estimated numbers of deaths from the vaccine are probably much lower than actual numbers as it accounts only for those defined as COVID-19 deaths for that short time period and does not include AVC and cardiac (and other) events resulting from the inflammatory reactions in tens of reports documented on the NAKIM site, which themselves are only the iceberg’s tip, see here.

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Horst Seehofer Commissioned a Deadly Pandemic

People who discussed this sort of thing last spring were dismissed as “conspiracy theorists”. What do you call them when what they were saying turns out to be fact?

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Die Welt:

Ministry of the Interior hired scientists to justify corona measures

An extensive correspondence, which Welt am Sonntag has obtained, shows: In the first high phase of the pandemic, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s office influenced researchers. They thereupon provided results for a dramatic “secret paper” of the ministry.

The Federal Ministry of the Interior engaged scientists from several research institutes and universities for political purposes in the first wave of the corona pandemic in March 2020. It commissioned the researchers from the Robert Koch Institute and other institutions to create a calculation model on the basis of which the Ministry of the Interior, Horst Seehofer (CSU), wanted to justify tough corona measures.

This emerges from more than 200 pages of internal correspondence between the management level of the Ministry of the Interior and the researchers, which Welt am Sonntag has received. A group of lawyers fought for the e-mails in a legal dispute with the Robert Koch Institute that lasted several months.

In an exchange of e-mails, the State Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior, Markus Kerber, asks the researchers who have been contacted to develop a model on the basis of which “preventive and repressive measures” can be planned.

According to the correspondence, the scientists worked in close coordination with the ministry over the space of just four days to develop content for a paper that had been declared secret, which was then distributed via various media over the following days.

A “worst-case scenario” was calculated according to which more than a million people in Germany might die of the coronavirus if social life were to continue as it was before the pandemic.

Warning

Our English correspondent Seneca III weighs in on some of the latest skirmishes in the culture wars of our 21st-century dystopia.

Warning

by Seneca III

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Fear’d by their breed and famous by their birth,
Renowned for their deeds as far from home,
For Christian service and true chivalry,
As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry,
Of the world’s ransom, blessed Mary’s Son,
This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,
Dear for her reputation through the world,
Is now leased out
, I die pronouncing it,
Like to a tenement or pelting farm:
England, bound in with the triumphant sea
Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege
Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame,
With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds:
That England, that was wont to conquer others,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
Ah, would the scandal vanish with my life,
How happy then were my ensuing death!

— William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act II Scene 1

These days in this sceptred isle we have to be extremely careful about what we think and say or very soon we are graced with a home visit from the Thought Police who somewhat less than gently set about ‘correcting your thinking’ according to the demands of some affirmative-actioned university professor’s ‘Directive for the Forceful Imposition of Diversity, Subservience, Statue Allergy, Reparations and the Eradication of Unconscious (Whites Only) Bias’… and, under those circumstances, for God’s sake don’t even mention the enriching stabby-stabby collective, the County Lines Recreational Chemicals Network or the religiously-sanctioned and government covered-up kiddy-fiddling epidemic, because these are but what is known as ‘protected characteristics’ under Article 1 of the “Animal Farm”-inspired ‘Double Standards for BAMEs*’ legislation which will be upheld with even-handedness and impartiality at all times provided you sport a high density of eumelanin or bang your head on the floor on a Friday morning.

However, if you should fall foul of the British STAPO, this earlier article details your UK (England & Wales) rights in law, police powers, how and how not to respond when accosted and questioned on your doorstep or in public (say nothing other than to confirm your name and address if they already know it, but do it calmly and politely and record it if you can), the circumstances under which they can and cannot or should not (forcefully without warrant) enter your home, how to deal with the situation if arrested and formally interrogated, plus a short catalogue of other useful information.

Furthermore, don’t let the STAPO intimidate or fluster you, verbally or physically, by their presence and attitude. That is invariably their modus operandi and is often very fruitful (for them) when dealing with poorly informed or unprepared long-heritage native citizens who happen to have a different opinion to that of the invasive alien abscesses now festering in large numbers on and within the corpus of this once green and pleasant land.

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Fjordman Interview, Part 5: “They Had to Invent a Version of Me as the Culprit”

This is the fifth excerpt from a January 11 interview with Fjordman. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

Below is the fifth installment of the Document.no interview, recorded on January 7 and published on January 11. It was translated for subtitles by Fjordman himself.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

For more on Breivik’s letters from prison see “Breivik’s ‘Double-Psychology’””.

Video transcript:

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Lockdown for Thee, But Not for Me!

As reported here previously, former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is on trial for “kidnapping” due to his actions as interior minister in closing Italian ports to migrant ferries run by NGOs. The judge in the case is a fellow named Nunzio Sarpietro.

As it happens, Judge Sarpietro was recently discovered dining in a restaurant in Rome, in an “orange zone” where no restaurants are allowed to be open because of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Like California Governor Gavin Newsom, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and many other grandees, the esteemed judge is not bound by lockdown rules — when he wants to dine out with his daughter, he dines out with his daughter. Let the peons stay at home and eat gruel!

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Didier Lemaire: “The Republic Has Failed in Trappes”

Didier Lemaire is a teacher of philosophy in the French city of Trappes. Mr. Lemaire responded to the beheading of the teacher Samuel Paty by writing an open letter to his fellow teachers decrying the Islamization of his school, his city, and the whole of France. As a result, he now has to have a police escort when traveling to and from school.

It’s worth noting that Didier Lemaire identifies himself as “center-left”. Secularism (laïcité) in France is a progressive institution. Therefore, Islamization — which attacks and undermines laïcité — should be widely denounced by the Left. Generally speaking, however, this isn’t the case. Mr. Lemaire is a courageous exception to that rule.

The following interview with Didier Lemaire was conducted on a talk show on Sud Radio. Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below is the open letter from Didier Lemaire, as published by L’Obs:

On the eve of a new school year, grieving the death of Samuel Paty, Didier Lemaire, professor of philosophy at Trappes (Yvelines), calls for resistance in the face of the Islamist threat.

by Didier Lemaire
November 01, 2020

Didier Lemaire has been a professor of philosophy at Trappes for twenty years. As early as 2018, with Jean-Pierre Obin, Inspector of National Education and the author of a report on the attacks on secularism at school, he wrote a letter to the President of the Republic asking him to act urgently to protect his students from the ideological and social pressure exerted on them.

Today, he asks himself how teachers could compensate for the absence of a state strategy to defeat Islamism.

Dear fellow teachers,

A teacher, our colleague, died simply for teaching the principles that are the foundation of our republic and our history: freedom of thought and its corollary, freedom of expression.

Through him, these assassins targeted all the teachers who every day pass on this part of themselves that others have also passed on to them. This part which is the best part of ourselves because it makes us unique beings open to all other human beings.

Thought, freed from the fear of authority, ignorance, obscurantism, illusion and imprisonment in certainty, is indeed the most personal part of ourselves, because first of all it depends on us to build our judgment. In a society where we must think like others, without having the right to doubt and dialogue, no one can become himself.

But becoming a free individual is only possible under two conditions: a state based on the rule of law that prevents any community from confiscating the individual’s freedom by imposing a way of being and thinking, and a school that prepares every man to become a citizen by transmitting a humanistic, scientific, artistic and philosophical culture.

Yet the first of these conditions no longer exists in many neighborhoods. As a philosophy professor at Trappes for the past twenty years, I have witnessed the progression of an ever-stronger communitarian hold on consciences and bodies.

The year I arrived at the high school, the synagogue in Trappes was in flames and Jewish families were forced to leave. After the killings of 2015 and 2016, I became involved in preventive actions, notably through theater and meetings with historians and sociologists specializing in manipulation.

Noting that my efforts were coming up against forces beyond my control, in 2018, together with Jean-Pierre Obin I wrote to the President of the Republic to ask him to act urgently to protect our students from the ideological and social pressures exerted on them, pressures that were gradually cutting them off from the national community. Unfortunately, no effective action was taken to curb this phenomenon.

There are currently 400 S-file “radicalization” subjects in Trappes, who are freely roaming around, not counting the terrorism files. And our students live in a schizophrenic situation where the conflict of loyalties becomes unavoidable for them.

Exhausting the enemy

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Wokist Waycism — May We Rest in Piece (sic)

In the essay below our Israeli correspondent MC tackles some of the thorny issues concerning the COVID-19 vaccine.

A few days ago, in an unrelated context, I wrote the following about the Corona hysteria:

We know only a few facts about the “pandemic”. We know that the Powers That Be are going to extraordinary lengths to convince us that their narrative is true, and that it is the only possible narrative, and everything else is a “conspiracy theory”. We also know that dissenting opinions and alternative information are being suppressed by any and all means necessary.

This creates a vacuum of real, reliable information. It’s an environment in which conspiracy theories flourish. Yet, the two main facts I cited above demonstrate that there really is a conspiracy of some sort, although it’s next to impossible to determine its exact composition and goals.

So we are of necessity conspiracy theorists. As long as the information vacuum persists, there is no other way for the intellect to engage what little information is available to it.

Wokist Waycism — May we rest in piece (sic)

by MC

A few years ago I wrote a piece about who benefits from the Holocaust. Despite the adverse comments, I still see the intervening history as supporting the idea that wokist waycism is rooted in a distortion of Holocaust issues, and that because of this, we Jews need to ‘man up’ and step down from the Holocaust pedestal, which has given birth to something far more sinister and which we should endeavour to fight.

We are all racists. The fear of the stranger is built-in, and the flames of that fear can be massaged to the extent that we abuse people for not wearing a mask. Waycism is about the left’s obsession with skin colour; true racism is much more about fear of the unusual.

Early Nazi propaganda portrayed Jews as dirty, and a health risk to the average upright (Aryan) German citizen, and it may have been true in some cases (curious, however, because Judaism demands bathing and washing rituals on an almost daily basis).

This last year should tell us how easily all this can be achieved, and now we are beginning to see those who do not want to take the vaccine being excluded from society in exactly the same way as Jews were from Nazi society. No vaccine certificate, no job. Instead of a tattooed number on the arm, a digital certificate on the smart phone.

But it is not a vaccine. It is a ‘gene therapy’, a genetic modification of the body to produce anti-spike proteins and the associated antibodies. It is untested; it is thus experimental and is being long-term tested here in Israel. This gene therapy does not stop the Covid, it just treats the symptoms. It was initially tested on healthy (not at risk from Covid death) people. The long-term impact of the therapy is unknown. Will the production of proteins and antibodies just switch off in a few months, a few years, never? We don’t know.

But in many ways, all this fades into insignificance compared to the impact of the worldwide propaganda and the gagging of truth and adverse opinion, and the Nazi-style branding of the ‘unvaccinated’ as dirty and disease-ridden.

We can recognize this phenomena in history. Stalin used the kulak as his excuse to exterminate millions in the Holodomor, and Hitler used Jews and Slavs (untermenschen) as focal points of fear, inciting hatred and street violence.

We all know where this leads.

The Satan of the Bible is a manipulator, the most subtle of the beasts. His aim is to replace Yah, and to do this he must substitute himself for Yah in the minds of men.

Genesis 3 tells us that at issue is exactly who defines “good and evil”. Is evil telling lies, or is it telling truth that is considered to be ‘hate speech’ (usually defined by the liars).

Philosophically speaking, ‘godship’ is the ability to define right and wrong on behalf of the client people group, and this is the object of the latest power grab: The World Economic Forum want a ‘reset’. They want to reset our perception of good and evil to accord with their view of how their utopia should be.

A hundred and sixty years ago, many God-fearing gentlemen did not consider slavery to be evil. They would see “hewers of wood and carriers of water” in the context of “cursed art thou Canaan”, and looked no further. A few did, and discovered that Yahovah was a God who brought people out of chattel slavery. (Genesis 9 v 25)

Good, evil, and money (and power) are inextricably bound together. We are told that the [the love of] money is the root of all evil. And for those gentlemen of slavery, the whole of their well-being and ‘superiority’ were based on chattel slavery and the economics of that slavery.

But there is a new slavery: Big Pharma slavery.

We have been taught that Big Pharma can come up with cures for many, many diseases and problems (except the ones I seem to have). But the history tells us that the pharmaceutical industry has so shaped the market that medicine has become a vicious circle of drugs, and then more drugs to treat the side effects of the first drugs.

Those of you who take statins (currently top of the drug hit-parade) should read this. And to the Big Pharma shills that will descend on us defending their master’s voracious habits at $3.50 a comment — this is not my study, or GoV’s; it is a National Institutes of Health document.

But worse is to come. There has been talk of vaccine coercion for several years, and there was a time when smallpox vaccine was mandatory, even in my lifetime.

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Nice little immune system you got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.

The three videos below are just a small selection of the current Corona-related material from Germany. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

First, a brief riff on George Orwell’s 1984:

The second video is an excerpt from a German talk show where people discuss various negative aspects of the COVID dystopia, especially the harm being done to children:

The final video concerns the possibly dangerous plastic fibers that people inhale from their masks. Evidently the original clip was an American video in English which has been dubbed with a German voice-over:

Video transcript #1:

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So Here There Be Dragons! (Part VB)

The essay below is the final installment in a series by our English correspondent Seneca III. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3A, Part 3B, Part 4, Part 5.

So Here There Be Dragons!

by Seneca III

Part V B — Epilogue

Sentimental emotion amounts to, in the words of the philosopher Roger Scruton, “Look how noble is this feeling and how noble I am for feeling it”; it is essentially self-regarding and hostile to the truth that threatens its continuance.

Tried and tested ancient ideas such as the nuclear family, clearly defined genders and their roles in life, nationality, private property and freedom of thought and expression are rooted in tradition, culture, and history. These ideas are what have shaped us, and if they are cast aside we will become nothing but an amorphous, mindless, human blob to be shaped instead into whatever grotesquery the ascendant global power elites decide.

It might be argued that what they are attempting is, in the long term, the right thing, the logical thing, but by extension we intuitively know that this concept is being pushed before its time has come and thus such a forced imposition was doomed to failure even before it emerged. Those whose lust for personal power and wealth dwarfs any atrophied altruistic inclinations they might once have had, those who are fully compromised by lining their pockets with corrupted money, all fail to see and least of all understand the impracticalities of what they are attempting to achieve, because we are still too diverse a species, too stubbornly intransigent and too unwilling give up those gods we know in favour of a nascent entity we do not.

Consider the ongoing rollout of Smart Meters. If you combine SMs with electric vehicles you have the ability to control whether a person can or cannot travel beyond foot/bicycle range of their residence. Consider further the often mooted possibility of the abolition of cash and the imposition of only electronic and plastic transactions and you can see the potential for mass ‘non-personing’ and a clear road to serfdom. Note that despite my repeated refusals to permit the installation of a Smart Meter my electricity provider keeps insisting that I do so:

And, of course, there’s this little gem in the bottom right hand corner of the letter. No wonder they charge the moon for every miserable KWh:

And, just to top it off, our Overlords comfortably ensconced and richly rewarded in the Palace of Westminster are working towards instituting a legal requirement to wear a mask and display a vaccination certification if you wish to leave your house for any purpose whatsoever. Then they really will have the whole damn population incarcerated in a metaphorical Gulag Archipelago controlled by a brutalised, Common Purposed Police Force already fully trained and practiced in this sort of enforcement and backed up by civilian ‘Jobsworths’, ‘Covid Rules Enforcers’, most of whom are obviously semi-literate and semi-numerate highly paid thugs recruited by local councils from amongst the otherwise unemployable.

To add insult to injury, just over a week ago I went to my local Pub for a couple of pints and a chat with my friends. The furniture had been thinned out and rearranged to meet Covid rules and I ended up sitting in a wing chair next to a hot radiator and having a loud conversation with people sitting six feet away. Unfortunately, without thinking things through, I had hung my body warmer over the wing next to the radiator. Later, when it was time to go, I reached for my card in order to pay and found that the pocket the card was in had been tight up against the radiator and the card had curled up and was so distorted it could not be used. Thus did I end up spending an absolute nightmare of a week without plastic as I awaited a replacement card. Whilst I always carry sufficient cash for emergencies and was able to do my small local shopping unimpeded by the loss of the card, December is the month in which I have to renew both my car and house insurances and these days, as the providers will no longer accept payment by cheque, it must be done either online or by telephone.

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Egyptian Court Favors Islamists: Al Sisi’s Statement to Macron Justifies Verdict

Below is the latest report by Ashraf Ramelah on the plight of Egyptian Copts.

Egyptian court favors Islamists: Al Sisi’s statement to Macron justifies verdict

by Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

Nearly five years ago now, I wrote about a courageous Coptic Christian woman and a brave Coptic Bishop who stood with her and her son in the “Bedouin arbitration” court after she fell victim to a heinous crime.

As justice is never served through the “Bedouin” process of arbitration, shortly thereafter the woman and her son brought a civil lawsuit against the perpetrators in the state court. This past December 2020, her case was lost in favor of Islamists. The religious deep state found the offenders innocent, and the court set them free.

The handing down of the acquittal judgment was the final act in the prolonged Al Karm village drama and eradicated any hope of healing sectarian differences among Egyptians. The verdict showed the decadence and indecency inhabiting Egyptian society. In conjunction with an unrelated statement made by Egypt’s president earlier the same month, this case revealed Egypt’s ugly truth.

It began with collective punishment and expiation in the streets

Al Karm is a small, miserable village in the Al Minya Governorate, which is one of the poorest governorates in Egypt. In Al Karm village, as in other parts of the country, Muslims and Christians live as neighbors. The common denominator of its villagers is simplicity of life permeated with poverty and ignorance. Such conditions aid in the diffusion of Salafi fundamentalists and Muslim Brotherhood influencers that are able to control behavior and handle religious matters.

In July 2016, a rumor started everything. It circulated that a relationship existed between a Christian man and Muslim woman — unacceptable to the Muslim community. Seeking reparations, a religious mob struck back.

After the targeted man was seized by the radicals and arrested by the police, his mother, a woman in her 70s, was stripped naked, dragged from her home and paraded through the village streets. As the mother of a Coptic man who had been convicted in the court of public opinion for a religious crime, she paid a dear price.

During this humiliating and brutal exercise the mob screamed “Allahu Akhbar,” signaling great satisfaction as if winning an Islamic invasion (Gazwa). State authorities and Al Azhar Sunni Institute both turned a blind eye. There were no statements of condemnation coming from either direction.

“Peace and tolerance” in the international media

Despite the benign image of Islam portrayed by Al Azhar propaganda around the world, local mosques in Egypt steadfastly continue to spew “hate speech” embedded in prayers against Christians and Jews through open-air mics blasting the streets during weekly Friday services.

December court ruling and Al Sisi’s morality lesson to France that same month

During their press conference in France on Dec 6, 2020, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi offered a morality lesson to President Emmanuel Macron when a journalist asked each of them for his vision concerning religion and social issues. Macron responded:

“We consider the human value to be the most important of all … Any person has the right to choose the religion he wants to believe in … The religious issue should not be related to the political issue.”

Al Sisi countered Macron by stating that:

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