Book Reviews: The Koran

Book Reviews: The Koran

Compiled by Michael Copeland

  • “This wretched book … I have been unable to discover in it one single idea of value.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
     
  • “So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.”— William E. Gladstone
     
  • “When I have time, I must put it into German so that every man may see what a foul and shameful book it is.” — Martin Luther
     
  • “It’s a depressing book. It really is. It’s just the rantings of a schizophrenic. There is also the barrenness of the message. It has no ethical dimension.” —Sebastian Faulks
     
  • “[It] teaches fear, hatred, contempt for others. Murder as a legitimate means of spreading and maintaining this devil’s doctrine. It denigrates women, divides people into classes and demands blood and more blood.” — Voltaire (Quoted by Julius O’Malley, comment)
     
  • “He bestows praise upon such instances of treachery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, bigotry, as are utterly incompatible with civilised society.” —David Hume
     
  • An “incoherent jumble of fable and precept and declamation which seldom excites a sentiment or an idea, sometimes crawls in the dust and is sometimes lost in the clouds.” —Edward Gibbon
     
  • “…an incentive to war, and propagator of hostility…” —Dayanand Saraswati, Indian sage, 1883
     
  • “An ill-arranged collection of badly translated plagiarisms of earlier Jewish and Christian stories.” — Christopher Hitchens
     
  • “… right there in black and white, absolute encouragement — no, a divine instruction — to act atrociously towards the rest of the world. Page after page of it. Sex slaves, the lot. The thing is horrific. … and if you ask my opinion, the thing should be banned for inciting racial and religious hatred on almost every page.” —Tommy Robinson, in Enemy of the State
     
  • “…at times violent imagery of torment and punishment in hell, at other times direct commands to believers to deal mercilessly with unbelievers, conveyed in a frenzied torrent of words repeatedly revisiting the theme of hatred and vengeance…” — Mathieu Baudin, comment, Jihad Watch

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When Justice Isn’t

Tabitha Korol’s latest essay confronts the current craze for Social Justice Warfare.

When Justice Isn’t

by Tabitha Korol

A letter written by a local elementary school teacher — I’ll call her “Mrs. Krieg” — was brought to my attention by a mutual acquaintance. In light of the notice that honor classes will be discontinued, she thoughtfully agreed that equity (defined as fairness and impartiality) in the schools should benefit all students. Regrettably, she has been influenced by terminology that has been devalued and redefined to become a tool for social engineering among students. Such revisionism has been applied to Equity, Diversity and Social Justice, and comes at the expense of freedom and true justice.

Honors classes were designed to challenge students academically. The advanced work, faster pace, and higher course-credit weight have provided for smarter, happier, well-rounded children who had the opportunity to flourish according to their capabilities and not misbehave out of boredom. But now, the authorities have determined it best to cancel the honor courses across the country because of a “lack of diversity” — that is, more Caucasian and Asian students were engaged than Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans. Instead of also providing honors classes that meet the interests of the low-energy students — perhaps music, theater, artisanal handicrafts — the Department of Education has decided to close the achievement gap by lowering the bar and expectations and discontinuing all incentives. Mrs. Krieg did not foresee that by eliminating the incentives and opportunities, the resulting “equity” would be mediocrity and the loss of exceptional achievement.

Now the Department of Education will generate equity in boredom, discontent, resentment, truancy and delinquency. Academia is not unaware of these inevitabilities. Their purpose is not an improved education but the decline of achievement and the elimination of the exceptional. Former President Obama expressed a similar derogatory outlook when he denounced high-achieving Americans by saying, “You didn’t build that.”

Diversity in the schools no longer describes a richness of ideas, course studies, or specialty careers, but defines and categorizes the students themselves, by race, religion, ethnicity, financial status, sexual orientation, and however else the students choose to differentiate themselves. As with the term “equity,” the meaning of “diversity” has been corrupted, as it now implies division, divisiveness, and discord, the opposite of E Pluribus Unum — Out of many, One. These differences have led to a totalitarian-style monitoring and bullying — called Speech Control, necessitating “Diversity Officers” with doctoral degrees, credentials in counseling and inclusion techniques, and six-figure salaries reflected in higher tuition costs. The officers’ mere presence confirms the growing disharmony, isolation, discrimination, harassment, and violence that characterize the socialist strategy. These points are significant:

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Turks vs. Kurds in the Streets of the Hague

The following video shows a report from De Telegraaf about Kurdish demonstrations last month in the Hague. The Kurds were protesting the pullback of American troops in Syria as well as the actions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Partway through the demonstration some Turks showed up carrying a Turkish flag, and were promptly beaten up by Kurds. Regardless of the strategic or tactical value of allying with the Kurds, they are still Muslims and Middle Easterners, and behave pretty much the same as Turks and Arabs. Having them in one’s country provides roughly the same amount of cultural enrichment as having Turks, Yemenis, Moroccans, Pakistanis, or Afghans.

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

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Och, the Puir Wee ISIS Bairns!

The following story provides some of the background for the essay by H. Numan that I posted earlier this evening.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Dutch news portal NU:

Court: State must make effort to bring 56 children back from Syria

November 11, 2019

The Dutch state must make efforts to bring 56 children and possibly their 19 mothers out of Syria to the Netherlands. That was the ruling of the court in the Hague in a summary proceeding on Monday.

Judgment on taking back Islamic State children

Their mothers can only be brought back if there is no other option.

The government must take action within 14 days

The summary proceeding was brought due to the acute danger in the camps in Syria.

The Netherlands has the duty to make efforts to bring back IS children

According to the court, The Netherlands cannot be forced to repatriate the children because of the danger due to the unstable situation in Syria.

“The State does not need to take unnecessary security risks, but it must take advantage of all possibilities, such as help provided by the Americans,” according to the court.

That means that the Dutch government does what is in its power. If the government says that it is not possible, it must show evidence that it has done everything possible.

That means, according to the attorney Andre Seebregts, who represents the majority of plaintiffs, that the Netherlands, within the mandated time of 14 days, must make contact with the Kurds as well as the Americans.

The Kurds maintain control over the camps where the women and children are kept. The Americans have let it be known that they want them to be taken to the Netherlands.

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They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!

In his latest essay H. Numan discusses the Dutch mujahidettes for ISIS, who will be repatriated along with their children from Syria to the Netherlands.

They’re coming to take me away, ha ha!

by H. Numan

Dutch judges decided they should run the country. Not the government and certainly not parliament. At this moment we seem to have a ‘nitrogen crisis’. Not the stuff in the air, mind you. Parliament voted for impossibly high standards for nitrogen in products, such as fertilizer. Encouraged by extreme left-wing environmentalist lobbyists. Those standards are no less than 400X the German standard — which already was extreme. Imagine you buy a little pot of fertilizer in the supermarket for your plants on the balcony. Take that little pot to Yellowstone National Park. Dump the contents there. In Holland that ground will be considered seriously polluted. You’ll be liable for cleanup costs and a huge fine.

The government takes this very seriously. Building projects are closed for this reason. They want to lower the speed limit from 130 kmh to 90 kmh (80 mph to 55 mph). Mark Rutte, our dear leader, promises that way 75,000 new houses can be built. I fail to see any relation between speed on the highways and building houses, but I’m a dumb idiot who’s just supposed to vote for dear Mark. Not use my brain. That impossibly high standard is being now strictly and rigidly enforced by the courts. Why? Because of sloppy legislation being used for what it was not intended.

Sloppy legislation being abused goes a lot further than that. A judge has decided that the Dutch government must make efforts to repatriate Dutch ISIS children from Syria. The court didn’t order the mothers to be repatriated as well. But the law clearly says children cannot be separated from their mothers. You do the math…

Dear Mark always said repatriation was out of the question. However, Mark’s promises in the past are about as solid as those of a certain Austrian Gefreiter about 90 years ago.

Let’s dig into this issue, shall we? A number of young horny silly Dutch goats fell in love with mohammedan boys. Those boys were or became very strict mohammedans. Being young and silly goats, they wanted lots of attention. So they converted to the religion and lived according to the strictest interpretation of sharia law. Their husbands decided they wanted to fight in Syria for the caliphate, and took their wives with them. In Syria not just the mohammedan ‘Dutch’ men committed lots of atrocities and participated in genocide. So did their wives. Surviving witnesses say, without exception, the European wives of jihadists were the most sadistic and vigilant supporters of sharia law.

We’re not talking about young girls making stupid mistakes here. Everybody does that. This goes far beyond it. Compare it with wives of SSers. Almost none were prosecuted, as the SS kept work and family separated. It would be a very different story if an SS officer brought his wife to work, where she asked for a whip and started beating up concentration camp inmates.

What I have noticed over the years is that progressives are extremely lenient about mistakes made in the past. But only when it applies to themselves. They have absolutely no mercy at all for anyone else, especially if you are conservative. Ex-senator Wijnand Duyvendak was in younger years an extreme left-wing terrorist. Not an zealous activist but an outright terrorist. He wasn’t caught and changed from terrorist into politician. As an extreme left-wing politician he rose through the ranks to become a senator. Only because on TV he openly admitted being a member of RaRa did we find out. His mistake was that he thought his crimes had already expired, so he could talk about them on TV. It cost him his senate seat and nothing else. After all, we all make mistakes when we are young, don’t we?

Now, I served in the military. I told a military story on a forum. One of the members was a troll, and reported me to Kafka, which is an extreme left-wing intelligence gathering group. That story was published as an example of extreme right-wing activism, with my full name and unit. It’s still online. It hampered my career. Happened about 25 years ago. But forgiveness for others is not on the agenda of progressives.

The same applies to these wannabe refugee girls. They have been interviewed by Dutch media after the capture of Raqqa. Yes, they admit they made a mistake. While wearing the full burka. With gloves, so as not to be infected by infidels. They speak with go-betweens against male journalists as they themselves — for religious reasons — cannot talk to men. That’s indirectly stating that the only mistake they made was losing the war.

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Who Pulled the Plug on the Muezzin?

A few weeks ago we featured the preparations for the first public call to prayer (adhan) from the Blue Mosque in Amsterdam. When the big day arrived, however, there was a little problem — the mosque’s rooftop PA system experienced an inexplicable failure.

Many thanks to C for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. The translator includes these notes:

They’re taking the sabotage rather well, it seems. That spokesman may look familiar: he’s Nourdeen Wildeman, a convert who appeared in earlier videos. He knows how to sound reasonable and civilized in front of a camera, in the Dutch context.

However, despite the PR, it’s still a Kuwait-backed mosque that regularly hosts extremist speakers.

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Terror Cell Busted in Offenbach

Another day, another terror attack foiled by German intelligence. This particular terror cell owed allegiance to the Islamic State. Even though ISIS has been “defeated” in the Middle East, it somehow manages to organize offensive operations in Western Europe.

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

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Paul Sutliff on the Process of Civilization Jihad

The following video is the latest in a series from the riverside retreat held in Quebec back in September. In this installment José Atento of the Brazilian blog Lei Islâmica em Ação interviews Paul Sutliff, the author of the book Civilization Jihad and the Myth of Moderate Islam. In his talk Mr. Sutliff describes the infiltration of American institutions by the Muslim Brotherhood, and warns Brazilians that the same process will be applied to Brazil, if it isn’t underway already.

The Portuguese translation of the English-language portion of the clip is included in the transcript below. José has also translated his Portuguese introduction into English.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the recording and subtitling:

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Operation Roncesvalles

The following video features an appearance on RTL by Eric Zemmour, a popular French commentator. What Mr. Zemmour describes, if true, is quite significant: The French army has prepared a battle plan for retaking French territory that has been colonized by Islam.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. The translator includes this introductory note:

When Zemmour mentions Operation Ronces, it would make most educated people in France think of Battle of Roncesvalles, Ronceval or Roncevaux (the Valley or Valleys of Ronces) in 778 A.D. — Charlemagne against the Moors (and not against the Basques, the PC version of the events, which incidentally is also denied by Muslim sources, which say: we attacked Charlemagne in the Roncesvalles/Roncevaux/Ronceval Pass). And I would be surprised if hinting at that battle wasn’t the intention of the French Joint Chiefs of Staff when they called this Reconquista operational plan “Ronces”.

Roncesvalles, now part of Spain, was an important stop on the pilgrimage route to and from Santiago de Compostela.

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The Junior Mujahideen of Linz

Linz is a city in Upper Austria on the Danube. Like much of Central Europe, it has now been culturally enriched. The following video discusses high-spirited “youths” in Linz who like to stage ISIS-style mock executions.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this brief news report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Vox Takes a Stance for the Protection of Spanish Women

Rocío Monasterio is a member of the populist Vox party in Spain and the president of the Madrid branch of the party. The following video features some of her remarks during a debate with members of the other parties, which was held during the run-up to the recent elections (in which Vox did very well).

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

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The Phony Anti-Defamation League’s Genocide Legislation

Below is David Boyajian’s latest report on the persistent refusal of the Anti-Defamation League to officially identify the 1915 massacre of Armenians as a genocide.

The Phony Anti-Defamation League’s Genocide Legislation

By David Boyajian
November 7, 2019

Why did I testify at the Massachusetts State House on Oct. 7 against legislation that would require public schools to teach the Jewish Holocaust, Armenian and Greek Genocides, and other genocides and “atrocities”?

Good question, especially as I’m an Armenian-American journalist and activist. My Christian grandparents landed on these shores over 120 years ago.

My answers:

  • A brazenly two-faced, alleged civil/human rights group — the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) — wrote and sponsored the legislation (H.566 & S.327).
  • The legislation itself has problems.
  • Schools have been utterly careless in scrutinizing the programs and curricula proposed or created by outside organizations such as the ADL.

This article goes far beyond Armenian American issues. It’s about how the ADL and similar groups intimidate and/or hoodwink respectable American organizations, schools, and institutions.

Genocide hypocrisy

The ADL continually demands worldwide recognition of, reparations for, and legislation on the Holocaust.

Yet the ADL long denied/diminished the Armenian Genocide that Turkey committed (1915-23). The ADL also colluded with Turkey to defeat Armenian Genocide resolutions in the U.S. Congress.

Jewish, Israeli, Turkish, and American media have outright admitted this. So did a fine man, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Chief of Staff, William S. Parsons (now deceased), in a personal conversation with me. He was distressed by it.

Such blatant hypocrisy renders the ADL unfit to author legislation or pontificate on any genocide.

Several other major Jewish groups are equally guilty.

Yola Habif Johnston of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) disclosed in 2006 that AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), American Jewish Committee (AJC), B’nai B’rith, and JINSA “have been working with the Turks on this issue” for more than 15 years.

“The Jewish lobby has quite actively supported Turkey in their efforts to prevent the so-called Armenian genocide resolution from passing.”

These Jewish groups would demand apologies and more from any mainstream organization that treated the Holocaust like that. But they had few qualms about demeaning the Armenian Genocide.

We aren’t blaming these Jewish organizations’ rank-and-file supporters, who have often expressed disgust with their organizations’ hypocrisy. We fault their leaders.

Trilateral conspiracy unmasked

In 2007, I publicly blew the whistle on the ADL’s war against Armenian-Americans. Many principled Jews and other non-Armenians joined in. The resulting scandal exploded across national and international media.

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The Brazilian Connection

The following news report from Brazil gives details about the bust of a major people-smuggling ring that routes its clients from South Asia to the United States using Brazil as a primary transit point.

It should be noted that this is a criminal enterprise, and the smuggling process is very profitable. Yet the leaders of cartel are Muslims from Pakistan and Bangladesh, and its paying clients are also South Asian Muslims. This is the way migrant trafficking into the USA becomes more than a matter of poor illiterate Latin Americans swarming across the border. And I don’t have to tell you that this is also how jihad is imported into the United States.

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

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EU Nation-Breaking

Migrants are being stealthily imported into the European Union in large numbers. A similar process is also occurring in the United States. In his latest essay, Michael Copeland points out that these operations may be surreptitious, but the ideological groundwork is not. The intentions of the planners was not occluded; their statements are part of the public record for those who care to look for them.

EU Nation-Breaking

by Michael Copeland

A community in Bavaria, Germany, was surprised back in 2014 to find deliveries being made of basic beds to an apartment in a small block: twelve beds, arranged as if in dormitories, in a two-bedroom flat with one lavatory. This was to house twelve African so-called “asylum-seekers”. If this were a student accommodation, that arrangement would fail the minimum requirements. No doubt planning regulations in Germany forbid so many inhabitants in one small flat. All those considerations are apparently swept aside. There had been no previous announcement, no seeking of agreement, no listening to objections, no consultation at all. That is what was inflicted on those ordinary Bavarians. Maybe it will be coming soon to an apartment near you.

This is EU nation-breaking. High-handed, totalitarian, undemocratic, a conspiracy against the local people, it shows, up close and personal, how indigenous communities in EU states are being invaded, and their cultures deliberately exposed to adverse pressures and hostile competition. This insidious policy is not confined to Germany. Scottish and English cities have had their share of “asylum seekers” planted on them, and are finding out the hard way how problematical it is to have whole communities of greatly differing culture side by side: so too, France, Sweden, Spain and so on. Remember, though, it is kaleidoscopic, vibrant, exciting, and diverse, all hideously inappropriate terms compulsorily used to impart a positive spin. Hear at first hand what the experience is like. Amanda Andrews tells us:

“Multicultural and diverse must mean dominated by Muslims. … Vibrant just means rubbish, noise, crappy halal takeaways, vandalism and men trying to hit on me and abuse me. Exciting must only mean having fear and a pounding heart when I have to walk around this place.” (LibertyGB Facebook, now unavailable)

The twelve fit strong young African tribesmen will have known no German, but would have had predictable interest towards young women. Muslims are instructed in their mosques that women who are uncovered are asking to be raped, and that it is a Muslim’s right to take them. Perhaps these young men are some of those who entered the EU as invaders, by boat to Lampedusa, or by scaling the fence in Melilla, one of the Spanish territories on the coast of Morocco. If so, they have demonstrated that they are not law-abiding, but are law-breaking invaders. What will they be doing by day and by night? The community can justifiably have concerns about crimes such as rape, assault, robbery, and burglary, and car-burning, as in Berlin and many French cities.

Here is another example, this one from Sweden:

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