We Have a Burka Ban — Not

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this exposition on the recently-enacted burka ban and related matters in The Netherlands.

We have a burka ban — not

by H. Numan

The Dutch government passed a law banning burkas and niqabs in the public space. No, that is not correct. In some public spaces. Not in all. As you can expect, the progressive left and mohammedans are up in arms. The latter for the moment in arms attached to your body. Don’t worry, a burka ban is worthy of a suicide attack. Mohammedans aren’t that broad-minded. Anything that conflicts with the dawah must be eradicated. With blood, preferably.

From the 1st of August women can no longer practice their freedom of religion in public in The Netherlands. They are discriminated against by the evil Dutch. The law has been changed, so that the wearing of burkas and niqabs in (a few) public places is forbidden. The fine is €350 for virtuous women who cover their modesty. From now on, women are expected to dress like harlots as Dutch women ordinarily do. This, of course, is not my viewpoint, rather the mohammedan one. And that of the progressive left.

It’s a silly law. Why? First of all, not that many women dress in tents. According to different sources, about 300-1200 in total. Second and far more important: nobody is going to enforce it. Comrade Femke Halsema, who heads as burkamaster the People’s Republic of Amsterdam, said it will under no circumstances be enforced in her city. For those of you who don’t know: Amsterdam is now effectively a communist commune. During the last elections Green Left (successors of the communist party) took control of the city.

Green Left is what we call in Thailand a watermelon. Dark green on the outside, bright red on the inside. I’ve checked: the only things they changed were the wordings, images and the logo. The party structure itself would be approved by Joseph Stalin himself. That did not change. They fight then and now for a classless society in which the proletariat rules. Class struggle is out, fighting for the environment is in. You can fight your class struggle just as well by pretending to protect the environment.

Comrade Femke is a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ type of leader. She had a hobby: old-timers. She proudly owned and drove an old Mercedes 200 D. I’d be hard pressed to say which pollutes more: a Trabant from East Germany or comrade Femke’s old rust barrel. Given its age, I assume the latter. Nothing wrong with old-timers, but if you are the chairwomen of the party that wants to be environmentally correct, not a good choice. It’s like the chairman of the WWF being an avid hunter. Oops. That was exactly what Prince Bernard von Lippe-Biesterfeld (husband of queen Juliana) did.

Comrade Femke also has children. Two, a boy and a girl. They were send to a ‘black’ school. We don’t have black schools, but for us a black school is a school where the majority of children have an ethnic background. They are also very bad schools. Not the best teachers, huge classes, lots of absentees, etc. So, as soon as the media were finished with the photo ops showing dear comrade mum bringing her kids to the politically correct school, Femke hurried to change them to a 100% ‘white’ school. That’s a school with a high price tag to keep the undesirables out. Lots of ‘blacks’ in those schools: the son of the ambassador for Nigeria, for example. Again, very hypocritical. But then, so is socialism in general. Comrade Femke puts a lot of effort getting ‘white’ children forcibly assigned to ‘black’ schools. “For community cohesion.”

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The Power of Newspeak and the Nascence of its Illegitimate Spawn Islamophobia

The Power of Newspeak and the Nascence of its Illegitimate Spawn Islamophobia

by Seneca III

The word ‘Islamophobia’ is a neologism (‘Newspeak’ according to Orwell), a new word introduced into the ‘Politically Correct’ dictionary, that dictionary itself being an instrument of the Marxist-Socialist-Islamofascist mind control strategy* designed to stifle thoughts or actions inconsistent with its ultimate objective.

The primary purpose of the project is the abrogation of free speech and of the right to hold an opinion contrary to heir established totalitarian doctrines.

Islamophobia thus serves as an example of a word or part thereof that obfuscates truth and promotes lies. The definition of ‘phobia’ is ‘an irrational fear’; it is obvious to anyone who sees or experiences Islam first-hand that it is in fact a violent, brutal, retrogressive theocratic control system founded on and sustained by human slavery. No one brought up in a civilised Western country this past half century is being irrational when their understanding and public exposition of Islam is the result of personal observation and experience. Nausea and anger, yes — irrationality, no.

Political correctness didn’t just happen; it has been carefully constructed over decades. It is designed to prevent us from seeing the truth until it completes its evolution to full-on totalitarianism by eradicating any contrary thought and speech. Politicians, academics, advertisers, plutocrats, inimical foreign entities, so-called charities and virtue signaling profit centers, supported by an equally corrupted and motivated mainstream media, promote the indoctrination of children, mass shaming, suppression, the ruining of livelihoods and the shouting down of dissent while playing on our cultural apathy to firmly root political correctness in the mass psyche.

It is not just the demonising of contrary speech that is so troubling about PC, its practitioners and its mindless acolytes; it also seeks to eliminate the very ability to think widely and at all deeply, and thus express contrary thoughts. Consequently, words and phrases that reflect non-PC concepts are ostracised, and then either disappeared or replaced with meaningless words and phrases.

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Amadeu Antonio and the Dead Boy from Frankfurt Central Station

Before I read the op-ed below, I was quite familiar with Anetta Kahane and her privatized Stasi organization, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, but I had no idea where its name came from. An extra layer of irony has now been added to the quasi-governmental body charged with enforcing goodthink among citizens of the Federal Republic.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this piece from Henryk Broder’s website Die Achse des Guten:

Amadeu Antonio and the Dead Boy From Frankfurt Central Station

by Chaim Noll

Amadeu Antonio, a guest worker from Angola, was beaten to death in November 1990 by a group of young Germans in Eberswalde, Brandenburg. I remember the impression that this brutal and senseless act made on us. It seemed symbolic of the emergence of right-wing extremist moods in East Germany. In 2002, the former Stasi employee Anetta Kahane and the interest groups behind her founded the Amadeu Antonio Foundation — today nothing more than a poorly-veiled, state-subsidized institution for monitoring undesirable attitudes and thoughts.

The name Amadeu Antonio was thus not only used for dubious purposes, but also — and this is the positive aspect — saved from oblivion. And with it the atrocity that led to the death of the young African. It has entered the collective memory of Germany: Amadeu Antonio has a Wikipedia entry, documenting his death with newspaper articles and radio broadcasts, his case is mentioned in schoolbooks and contemporary historical works, a good dozen full-time employees of the Amadeu Antonio Foundation live off him, off the memory of him. This is what his name is all about. A name can become a symbol. But what happens if the victim remains anonymous?

The name of the “eight-year-old boy” whom another African bumped in front of a train arriving at Frankfurt main station on track seven on 29 July 2019 — i.e. deliberately murdered — hasn’t been disclosed. (I avoid using the sensitive word “push”, which Dirk Maxeiner pointed out was misused in a murder case a few days ago.) The German authorities — and with them the media loyal to the state — conceal the victim’s identity. There may be plausible reasons for this: Respect for the family, especially for the mother, who barely saved her own life, and whom one understandably wants to spare public attention. This argument is so serious that no reasonably considerate person will criticise the measure. However, there’s a hidden aspect. A clandestine side effect, which I assume will be well known to those responsible.

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A Troika of Videos From Modern Multicultural Germany

Below are three unrelated videos from Germany that have accumulated over the past few days, all with subtitling by Vlad Tepes.

Video #1: A blast from the past. This brief clip shows remarks made by Chancellor Angela Merkel back in 2015 about her vision of what eventually became the Great Migration Crisis.

Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation:

Video #2: In a refreshing change of pace, this video op-ed begs politicians to impose punitive taxes to discourage consumers from, well, consuming.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation:

Video #3: Angry Germans who have had enough of cultural enrichment. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation:

Video transcript #1:

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So Do You Have to Be Crazy to Convert to Islam?

Over and over again we learn that Muslims who commit atrocities in the name of their faith suffer from psychological problems. But what about converts to Islam? Are they also lunatics?

So do you have to be crazy to convert to Islam?

by SF

Historically, before Muhammad, the countries of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco were 100% Christian, while Iran was 100% Zoroastrian. Now, after Muhammad, they are all nearly 100% Muslim. So what happened?

If you ask a Muslim (or a Muslim-enabler in the EU or the Democrat Party), he will gladly tell you that this is “proof” of how Islam is “superior and preferable” to Christianity.

But how does history itself answer that question?

Well, clearly, if Islam conquers your non-Muslim country, then you are inevitably (sooner or later) totally screwed. Islam is a supremacist “religion”. Only Muslims, as the beloved of Allah, are true human beings, while all non-Muslims are less than fully human. When Muslims conquer your non-Muslim country, you lose all your wealth, property, and possessions to the Muslims (unless they first choose to enslave you or kill you outright). You and your children then become permanent second-class people, despised, degraded, humiliated, impoverished, and marginalized. Islam is like a boa constrictor: it starts squeezing you and never stops.

But there is a way out: convert! Islam is indeed supremacist, but it welcomes all comers, and by converting, you regain your rights and status.

Clearly, this “carrot and stick” method was incredibly successful in the countries that Islam conquered. One technique they used was to first approach the non-Muslim peasants, and tell them that they could become the new masters if they converted. Then they approached the defeated ruling class, and told them that if they did not convert, then their former slaves would become their new masters. This was quite effective. It is hypothesized that most Hindu converts to Islam came from the “untouchable” caste.

But, as they say, that was then and this is now. Who converts to Islam nowadays in a Western country, where Muslims cannot force you? Hardly anyone. The men who do so are all unsuccessful, resentful losers, many with a prison background. They convert because they believe that they can acquire a new sense of self-worth; and that even better, they now become justified by Allah in seeking revenge on their non-Muslim former oppressors. (So if someone proudly tells you that he just converted to Islam, then run away, because otherwise the next thing you know he might be holding your severed head in his hand, while recording it for the internet!)

It is more surprising that even some women convert to Islam. They turn out to be ones who feel lost, have little self-respect and self-worth, and want to be “owned” (like when they were children living with their parents), so that Islam (like any good cult) provides them with meaning, importance, identity, community, and a rigid, secure social structure.

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Reality Turns Right

As Dr. Gottfried Curio mentioned in his press conference a couple of days ago, a fortified moat is being constructed around the Bundestag in Berlin to protect it from… Well, I don’t know what they’re protecting it from, but it couldn’t possibly be from all those wonderful “New Germans” who are doing so much to enrich the culture of the Federal Republic.

The ever-popular Hans Heckel addresses this development and related matters in his latest op-ed. Many thanks to JLH for translating this piece from Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung:

Problematic

Why the Reichstag needs a “Western Wall,” why reality is too far to the right, and what is still absolutely necessary

Satiric week in review
by Hans Heckel
July 27, 2019

They must be scared out of their socks. What are they so afraid of? As you can read on our front page, the Reichstag wants a sort of “Western Wall” to shield them from the Platz der Republik, a fortified trench of the type that was constructed earlier using heavy machinery against attempts to breach the area. Is there the threat of a tank attack from the Berlin Zoo against the German parliament building?

Probably not. Maybe the commission for the council of elders has an inkling of a development which is spreading out across the land.

As we read, hordes of young men from warmer regions have temporarily transformed the city of Saarlouis in Saarland into a civil war zone. Police special units were powerless and, according to Mayor Peter Demmer, had to make “an orderly retreat.” It sounds as if the city authorities took to the hills and left the citizens alone in an oriental orgy of violence. No one says that, of course, because everyone knows that there are no law-free zones in Germany.

In an urgent letter to Klaus Bouillon, the state’s CDU Interior Minister, the Social Democrat Demmer described the wretched situation in his city of 35,000. What’s really bad is that the escalation took place at the worst possible time. Barely three weeks before, the capital, Saarbrücken, had, with the agreement of all political parties, except for — well, you know who — declared itself to be a “safe haven,” happy to take in even more foreigners. How is that going to look now? Luckily, the nationwide media largely ignored the events in Saarlouis.

At least Demmer was tactful enough to just beg for more police. So he stopped at treating the symptoms. What would it have been like if he had mentioned the unmentionable, and demanded less immigration, secure borders and more deportations?

Holy smoke! That would have soured the mood that has just begun to brighten and in places even seems to be flipping back to the euphoria of 2015. Rostock’s departing Mayor Roland Methling announces: “We can take in 1,000, 2,000, 10,000 or 20,000 refugees anytime.” And that would be true “for every German city.”

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Cultural Nonsense? A Programmed Denial

Last week I belatedly posted a response by Victor Onrust to an essay by Thai Peter. Below is Peter’s counter-response.

UPDATE: The Catholic Insight article referred to by Peter is here.

Cultural Nonsense? A Programmed Denial

by Peter

That was an interesting response from Victor Onrust. It cuts across something I was working on already concerning Tony Blair and New Labour, but that is for another time. For now, ever since the concept of Cultural Marxism arose, the Left has been unanimous in the vehemence of its denial that it ever existed. At least Victor appears to be prepared to argue the point rather than resort to the usual name-calling and sneering.

There is one point I must refute from the start: I do not see, nor have I ever seen “Cultural Marxism” as a conspiracy theory. It was a conspiracy, pure and simple — a conspiracy to corrupt in order to impose a communist revolution by stealth. That is how I have always seen it, and it is still at work in the here and now. I first came upon the phrase “Cultural Marxism” in Melanie Phillips’ book “Londonistan”, though she attributed it to the work of Antonio Gramsci rather than the Frankfurt School.

Victor states in his opening paragraph “As with most conspiracy ideas, little is said about who the conspirators are.” Not true. The identities of the “conspirators” are well known. Among others, the main players were Georgy Lukacs, Herbert Marcuse, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Leo Lowenthal, Erich Fromm, Max Horkheimer, and Jurgen Habermas — Victor mentions them in his fourth paragraph. As for having a definite plan, that was formulated decades ago and was designed to impose a world-wide Communist revolution by the gradual destruction of Western culture, particularly Judeo-Christianity. It has taken a long time, but it is closer to success today than it has ever been.

Towards the end of 1922, the Comintern (Communist International) began to consider why their 1917 revolution failed to spread into Europe and throughout the West. On Lenin’s initiative, a meeting took place at the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow to “clarify the concept and give concrete effect to a Marxist Cultural Revolution” — presumably as opposed to a proletarian bloody one, which had already failed to take off outside of Russia. Georgy Lukacs was present at the meeting, and I am reminded that, soon after becoming a Communist, sometime in 1917, he wrote, “Who will save us from Western Civilisation?” Maybe he would.

Also at the meeting was one Willi Munzenberg, a German-born Communist propagandist and fundraiser. Munzenberg foresaw a top-down initiative to “mobilise all the intellectuals and use them to make Western civilization stink. Only then, after we have corrupted all its values and made life impossible, will we be able to impose the dictatorship of the proletariat.” It took a lot of time, but that seems to have happened, particularly over the last thirty years or so.

In 1924, after Lenin’s death, Stalin began to view Lukacs and like-minded people as revisionists, so a number of them decamped to Germany, where Lukacs chaired the first meeting of a group of Communist-oriented sociologists, a gathering that was to lead to the foundation of the Frankfurt School. It was from here that the basic principles of Cultural Marxism were formulated. When Hitler’s rise caused the primary members of the group to flee to America, a number of them were put to work by American institutions. For instance, Adorno — an accomplished musician — obtained the post of Head of the Music Section at the Office of Radio Research at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Popularly known as the “Radio Project,” and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, it examined how the media could affect the population and increase their susceptibility to mass indoctrination and control techniques.

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Is That Cardinal a Vampire?

A father in Baden-Württemberg was unable to bear the idea of his son’s wearing a cross in a school play. The family turned out to be Muslims, however, and not vampires.

Many thanks to JLH for translating this article from the Badische Zeitung:

Not That, Too!

Muslim Flips Out Over a Cross

by Elena Borchers and Karl-Heinz Fesenmeier

July 23, 2019

Recurring uproars are a part of theater. But what happened at the premier of “The Three Musketeers” at the Lise-Meitner school in Grenzach-Wyhlen broke the mold for the usual theater uproars. After the performance, a father dragged his actor son from the hall, hit him and bellowed at him.

That is how it was reported by witnesses. Police investigations are in progress. The presumed reason for the Muslim father’s flip-out: Apparently he became so upset because his 17-year-old son was playing a cardinal and wore a cross around his neck. In telephone conversations the day after with the school principal and the drama director, he tried to explain does not allow his son to be seen wearing a cross. Ultimately, the school found a striking “compromise” with the father. The son would continue to play the cardinal — but without the cross. And the pertinent photos in the program will be removed.

Muslim Brothers Shut Out Critics

The following essay by Andrew Harrod was previously published at Sharia TipSheet.

Muslim Brothers Shut Out Critics

by Andrew Harrod
July 25, 2019

The email announcing the Eventbrite refund of my ticket for Washington, DC’s July 23-24 Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy conference clearly indicated to me a depressingly familiar tactic of controlled public relations. Once again defenders of Islam like the Hamas-derived Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had excluded the inquisitive eyes and ears of a known critic like me from participation in a purportedly public event.

Numerous past and present CAIR officials filled the conference schedule, such as CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, Abbas Barzegar, Zahra Billoo, Robert McCaw, and Corey Saylor while CAIR had promoted the conference online. CAIR’s radical political allies such as the past and present Congress members Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib also appeared in the conference lineup. New York City Muslim-American political activist Debbie Almontaser and the nationally-known Gold Star father Khizr Khan also continued their long history of event appearances with CAIR.

Such CAIR involvement gave this author a foreboding feeling when he purchased a conference ticket. CAIR’s longstanding practice of strictly scrutinizing event attendees does not allow entry for anyone who would question CAIR’s pro-jihad/sharia affiliations. CAIR has accordingly refused this author admittance to CAIR’s gala dinner, as well as CAIR Capitol Hill and National Press Club briefings.

CAIR’s aversion to prying eyes reflects a broader pattern among its likeminded Islamist allies. Georgetown University Professor Jonathan Brown once ejected this author from a lecture, before outrageously proclaiming that Islamic doctrine precluded condemnation of slavery and sex slavery. Brown later similarly revoked this author’s invitation to a conference co-hosted by Georgetown’s Saudi-established Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), which Brown directs.

Representative Omar’s own personal behavior at the conference continued this see, hear, and speak no evil maxim. As with a past refused request to condemn Al Qaeda publicly, she responded testily to a request to denounce Muslim practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) made by a fellow panelist, Muslims for Progressive Values President Ani Zonneveld. Omar claimed that such questions directed at Muslims were offensive and rejected commenting upon FGM, a horror that 98 percent of females suffer in Omar’s ancestral Somalia, the highest rate globally.

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More Than One Way to Spell Stupid

This week’s installment of Dymphna’s Greatest Hits chronicles the shenanigans in our neighbor to the Frozen North, where cultural dementia — possibly cryogenically induced — perpetually reigns.

It makes me want to quote Shel Silverstein again:

Margo says that Rudy Felsh is a nasty vulgar kid.
Someday he’ll go to Hell or jail or Canada.

Once again, most of the links in this post seem to be dead. However, the links to Sissy Willis’ site still work.

More Than One Way to Spell Stupid

by Dymphna
Originally published on August 28, 2005

Remember how Adam was given the power — the permission — to name things? It’s in the story because we deeply understand that naming things bestows a kind of authority on the one passing out the labels. At least this is so if the label sticks, and this one ought to have glue all over it.

By now, we’re familiar with the Islamic idea of dhimmitude. It’s repugnant to the Western ideal of equality and brotherhood. Bat Ye’or has described only too well the dhimmitude of Eurabia. One prays that her predictions are too dysphorically tuned to be correct. Meanwhile…

…in Canada, they have dummitude, a neologism coined to meet the need to address the diminishing wits of our neighbors to the North. Sisu points out the latest hilarity (it’s hilarious if you don’t live in Toronto. If you are one of its benighted denizens, you might consider moving. If there is any safe place left. Ottawa has got another lock on the rapidly shrinking cultural IQ):

You’ve heard of dhimmitude — the denial of equal rights and dignity to infidels under Sharia law. Now there’s dummitude, the denial of human nature under Canadian law.

At issue is the presence in Canada of Natalie Glebova, this year’s Miss Universe. A nice coup, no? She’s gorgeous. She’s Canadian. What’s the problem?

Here’s the problem. In the place where feminists and Islamicists meet — and it’s obviously not any place you, dear reader, would want to visit — beauty pageants are bad. Awarding beauty for its own sake is so politically incorrect it makes the peecee meter melt. Thus, while Miss Universe does not yet have to wear the hijab, it is against the law for her to show up at any public function in Toronto wearing her tiara and sash:

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The Chrislam Deception

The following essay is another one that has lain in my overstuffed “to do” folder for more than a year. And — I’m embarrassed to admit — I don’t know where I got it. It’s been so long that I’ve forgotten, and I can’t find an email about it. So if you sent this to me, please let me know, and I’ll add a hat tip.

The Chrislam Deception

The growing darkness and emerging death of Christianity in the church
(Abridged version)

by Danielle T’arna

”I stand amongst you as one who is crying out for you to wake up before what you have dies and is taken from you, never to be seen again.”

In recent years the merger of Christianity and Islam, “Chrislam”, has now reached the level in the UK that it has become part of mainstream Christianity and culture. It is more well-known as Inter Faith in the UK, and fully embraced by the church and state. I truly believe that we celebrated our last traditional Christmas and Easter many years ago in the UK. For many years evangelical Christians have been warning of a deceptive doctrine and growing movement that has been slowly emerging over the last two decades.

Chrislam gradually emerged in the UK when we started to see a mass influx of immigrants and refugees. Where Muslim immigrants and refugees settled and were housed in major cities we started to see multi-faith events and organizations develop along with church-led community groups and charities that tried to promote community cohesion amongst their growing Muslim communities. Chrislam has flourished because of the nation’s fear of Islamic terror attacks, fatwas being issued under Islamic blasphemy laws, and a need to understand a very alien and exotic ideology and religion. We have seen these terrorist attacks and threats from Islam used as a tool to enforce cultural changes in many Christian countries such as Canada, Sweden, Germany and France.

Chrislam infiltrated the church on many levels, including theology, community organisations and projects, the use of churches for Islamic worship and prayers, charities, the inclusion of Islam in church services, worship, prayers, sermons, music and arts festivals,[1] and changing the names of Christian festivals such as Christmas and Easter to ones that accommodate Islam. I personally have seen Christian schools promote the reading of the Koran (quran) and take their pupils for regular visits to their local mosque. I have seen Christian schools cater halal meals for Muslim pupils while enforcing halal food on the rest of its pupils. I have seen the merger of both Christian and Muslim festivals in schools and in community-run projects.[2]

I have only just begun to scratch the surface of Chrislam in the UK with this article. I have only named just a few of the many government and non-government organisations involved with Chrislam. It is a well-funded and corrupt machine paid for by the church, the government, Islamic foundations, Islamic countries and the European Union.

My immersion in the world of Chrislam

There is one question that I have been asking myself: “Why is the church inviting overseas missionaries to come and work in the UK?” Surely it can’t be for the evangelism of a Christian nation? I can answer this with my personal insight and involvement with one such missionary couple from 2014-2017.

In late 2014 I was invited to a community peace meal in the Winson Green area of Birmingham by an Australian couple who are overseas missionaries. Ash and Anji Barker had recently arrived in Birmingham after working as missionaries in the Klong Toey slums of Bangkok. Anji had been invited to work in Birmingham by the UK Christian charity Oasis Trust[3] and to coordinate community activities in two of the charities, Christian-run Oasis Academy schools in Winson Green. When Ash and Anji moved into a very large vicarage called Newbigin House they quickly got to work establishing a charity called Newbigin Community Trust[2], of which I was a founding trustee. Newbigin Community Trust is just part of the many projects run from Newbigin House.[4]

During my time alongside Ash and Anji, I would observe how they worked with different groups of people in the community and how they would link with churches, work with local authorities, businesses and NGOs. Ash is a very laid back, loving and calm person. Anji is very very active, encouraging and enabling, didn’t stop talking, and never thought about what she was saying. We were working with many Muslim families who had come to the UK as refugees and migrants. We started to adapt our work around the physical and emotional needs of local Muslims. We installed special washing facilities for Muslims when they have finished using the toilet. We started to get halal-only produce and set up cooking schools run by local Muslim women called “Flavors of Winson Green” for “dumb white Christians” to attend.

The main part of Anji’s work centred on the Oasis Foundry community hub where she would run daily classes and groups for mainly Muslim women, and many of the Muslim women would also get involved in community-run events after school hours. I started seeing Korans and Islamic scriptures placed around the house. Anji told me that one of the Muslim women was radicalised and was teaching English classes to other Muslim women at the school and there were concerns that she might be radicalizing the other Muslim women. I thought it was very odd that Anji was allowing this to happen, and when I flagged it up it fell on deaf ears.

I began to see holes appear in how Anji approached people and work. She would often make negative remarks about Christians being “f***ing dumb”, and she welcomed their being used. She was aware that one of the vulnerable white teenage girls who attended youth club on Friday evenings had an adult Muslim boyfriend who was a taxi driver and would drop her off at youth club and would pick her up later. Anji did not flag this up to the police or social services, despite my insisting that she do so. Her manager knew about this, and so did the head teacher. During this period, whenever there was an Islamic terrorist attack it would not be acknowledged or talked about so as not to upset the Muslims who came to the house.

Near the end of 2016 I started to doubt the authenticity of Ash and Anji’s mission as I saw how young white families were being discriminated against for being white. Despite the young family’s needs for support and help from our charity, our main focus was providing support for Muslim families, some of whom were not in need of any support. They started to offer immersion courses for paying Christians who wanted to gain experience working in a Muslim community in inner city Birmingham. I began to see that Ash and Anji were politically motivated, and that the new progressive Christian movement that had become part of mainstream Christianity was ripe for people like Ash and Anji to introduce naïve Christians to Islam.

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Cultural Nonsense

Victor Onrust is a Gates of Vienna reader from the Netherlands. He sent this essay sometime last year, and I have been so dilatory that I failed to post it until now. For the first time in many months, the pressure of new material has abated — possibly because MissPiggy is on vacation! — and I’ve actually had time to dig down into my immense “to do” pile and excavate some material that should have been posted long ago.

This article is a response to an essay by Peter in Thailand.

Cultural nonsense

by Victor Onrust

I have followed “Peter’s” series on the loony left. And although he makes some good observations, especially in part one and part three, The Red Evolution IV: The Subversive Left is rather problematic. Although he doesn’t state this explicitly he sees “Cultural Marxism” as a conspiracy theory. An active conspiracy theory, at work in the here and now. As with most conspiracy ideas, little is said about who the conspirators are. Some vaguely-defined groups are held responsible. To my knowledge, any conspiracy needs some committee or other organization that has a definite plan. So I will leave it at that: CM is not a conspiracy.

So what is it? For most of the more regular users, especially in Europe, it describes the ideology of the (loony) left, the social justice warriors, etc. The core of CM is: There is great injustice and inequality in the world; many groups (“natives”, women, homosexuals, people of [black] color) are oppressed and exploited by… the white male. This should end, if necessary, with revolutionary violence. Each of these named groups have their own ideas, cultures, which are equal or even superior to the culture of the white man.

It is clear that these ideas have great influence and are put in to actual policies by the ruling class. The question is: Where did these ideas come from, why are they called “Cultural Marxism”, and why are they so influential?
In general, and Peter is no exception, the primary source of CM is thought to be the Frankfurter School, while many add Gramsci. What is interesting is that I haven’t found any article, with references to Frankfurter School authors, describing how this Cultural Marxism came about. The one thing I have found is that Martin Jay, the author of The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School fell into a trap set by William Lind (also here towards the end). Note in the piece by Jay that there are certainly anti-Semitic issues with CM, as is usual for most world-scale conspiracy-theories.

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The New Exciting Sweden

The following series of interviews was conducted by Kent Ekeroth of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) for the online news site Samhällsnytt. The original YouTube version was close-captioned (CC) in English rather than subtitled, so Vlad and I built a subtitle file for it.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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“Bless Her Heart”

This “greatest hit” from Dymphna did not actually appear at Gates of Vienna, but at Dymphna’s other blog, “The Neighborhood of God”. She set up TNoG not long after we started Gates of Vienna because she needed a place to post things that weren’t about the Counterjihad or politics. She sometimes jocularly referred to it as “my real blog”.

The future Baron suggested this selection for the Greatest Hits. It’s one of his favorites.

“Bless Her Heart”

by Dymphna

Originally published on September 6, 2012

Over at the other place I’d been discussing the latest liberal meme, one more artificial — but no less hateful — than usual. I’d mentioned Michelle Malkin’s recent essay at Townhall, “The Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Codewords”.

As often happens, my thoughts diverged from the main subject; in this case, the subject being quite ugly accusations against candidate Mitt Romney, claiming he used coded messages in speeches to tell purported insiders — i.e., white people — what was really going on.

I began with a great video from Bob Parks and went on to talk about Ms. Malkin’s essay and those “SEEKRIT” words.

Every single group or culture, or sub-culture within a larger one, has code words. It’s simply human nature. What makes the process poisonous is when one group is falsely accused of publicly using code to say vicious things about another group as though the second group were too stupid to catch on.

The tipping point of paper-thin-skinned black grievance neurosis may have finally been reached. I certainly hope so. By now the accusations of — as Ms. Malkin puts it so well — RAAAAAACISM!- have been done to death. For the most part, average people find the whole rage and pity-pot victimhood simply tedious. It has become like trying to reassure a child who stubbornly hangs on to his giant refusal of reassurance because he needs his anger more than he needs justice or harmony.

At any rate, that essay led me far afield, into pondering the kinds of social dog-whistle talk that exists among all groups. I often found myself in social hot water in New England because I didn’t know the rules — rules that others had long learned by heart.

However, being raised in the South, I knew most of the Byzantine rules and moves of Southern social intercourse — without even knowing I knew them until I moved back here and found myself moving within in a more familiar milieu. A fish back in her own lily-padded pond once more.

In order to truly understand it so that it’s part of your being, you have to have lived immersed in a local culture from before you could think. Being a first-generation American, I missed some of the finer points. On the other hand, being a not-quite-outsider makes one a kind of participant observer; thus you notice more than the born-and-bred folks, the people who ask, “Bless your heart, you’re not from around here, are you?”. When I studied Anthropological Methods in college, I was surprised to discover I’d been living those methods all my life. I called what I did “standing in the doorway”… less academic, perhaps, yet more evocative for born outsiders.

But I want to relate it back to the so-called dog-whistle political talk of that earlier essay, and to make the broader point that group talk always partakes of some dog-whistle undertow. Those currents are meant to carry the stuff at the bottom swiftly along without every little detail having to be brought to the surface for discussion.

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Here’s an example from my own experience.

American Southern women (black and white) have a number of expressions that sound for all the world like innocuous fluff. To insiders, though, these phrases convey volumes without ever having to say anything that smells bad. It’s difficult to pick a favorite, but since one in particular has been exposed of late, let use it for the purposes of demonstrating social dog-whistle.

This one was perhaps my favorite of all until some Miz Big Lips had to go blab it to the world just to get a laugh. Some folk are desperate for attention, as I’m sure you’ve noticed: anything for a laugh, including betrayal of your own. Now it has become harder to employ this useful filler while maintaining a straight face or, more importantly, a polite fiction.

I’m talking about this all-purpose expression, used for generations by Southern women to cover a multitude of social emergencies: “bless her heart”.

I’ll give you a hypothetical situation, sans much context. The setting is a kitchen table around which three women are seated. Two of them are talking, the third is simply observing. There is a fourth woman, not present, who is the focus of this snippet of conversation:

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