Violence Against Apostates is Exclusively the Domain of Islam

Leefbaar Rotterdam (Livable Rotterdam, LR) is a local political party in Rotterdam. It was the party of Pim Fortuyn back in 2002 when he did so well in the municipal elections in Rotterdam.

LR has recently announced a campaign to protect ex-Muslims. One of the people interviewed in the video below is Ehsan Jami, an ex-Muslim who produced a movie called An Interview With Muhammed (VERY long-time readers will remember when we featured the launch of his movie almost eleven years ago). Due to his blasphemous actions, Mr. Jami was badly beaten and was given police protection for several years.

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

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Pippi Longdreadlocks

It appears that the latest madness to infect the Country Formerly Known as Sweden will include a nappy-headed Pippi Longstocking, the Brothers Lionheart in blackface, and various other pickaninnies where blond-haired blue-eyed children once held the stage.

Many thanks to our Swedish correspondent LN for translating this report from Svegot Media:

‘Astrid Lindgren’s World’ is looking for non-Swedish child actors

by the Editorial Board
October 2, 2019

Pippi Longstocking, Emil in Lönneberga and the children in Bullerbyn. Symbols for Sweden and Swedish for many. At ‘Astrid Lindgren’s World’ in Vimmerby, thousands of children each year see Astrid Lindgren’s most beloved fairy tales played by child actors. But this is too Swedish, it seems, and therefore the amusement park advertises for non-Swedish child actors for the coming season.

On the website you can read: “In Astrid Lindgren’s World visitors step right into the world of fairy tales and become a direct part of it. Here the children and their families get to meet, talk and play with the characters from Astrid Lindgren’s books.”

Imagine seeing Madicken and Emil with their own eyes! These fairy-tale characters who suddenly step out of the pages of the books and now stand in front of the children as large as life. Popular and unforgettable summer fun for thousands of families with children. But in the future, the children may be forced to ask their parents why Pippi is not red-haired and why the Brothers Lionheart are dark-skinned.

It is because the lineup at Astrid Lindgren’s world is too Swedish, and in a job advertisement they are now trying to rectify this.

Contact Simon Palerbro
teater@astridlindgrensvarld.se

Swedish children do not really have the “ethnic and cultural diversity” that Astrid Lindgren’s World demands.

“Astrid Lindgren’s World wants to take advantage of the qualities that ethnic and cultural diversity bring to the business, and therefore we are especially looking for you who, in addition to the formal requirements, can enrich us with this.”

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The New Sorrows of Young Snowflakes

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

An eighteen-year-old German Gymnasium graduate gives us her view of the German snowflake generation

The New Sorrows of Young Snowflakes[1]

by Elisa David

When I was studying in gymnasium, I got into a “strings” class. That means my class had an extra two hours when we learned to play a string instrument. Today I know I will definitely not be another Anne-Sophie Mutter.[2]. Those years were not useless, however, for I learned something quite different. Since the idea of extra strings practice did not appeal to many boys, we had a rather unusual gender division, with three boys and twenty girls. So for five years in my class, a collective of puberty-driven teenage girls set the tone — for my own self at the time, it was an absolute horror. But now I know what the consequences can be when women gain the upper hand.

I am no longer amazed at any political movement. My time in school has, to a certain extent, prepared me perfectly for Fridays for Future, #MeToo, and all these trends which my generation has absorbed, because they are tailor-made for them. Generation Snowflake is sensitive, does not wish to be confronted by unfamiliar opinions, is united in “otherness”. Because that is the point — being “other” but “belonging” to it; a certain uncertainty, coupled with the habit of considering oneself important; the need to be seen and simultaneously to conform. My observation is that these completely new views, this strange, contradictory behavior — which major portions of society and above all my generation display — depend on it.

One result seems to be the inflationary increase of psychic illnesses. Not being quite right in the head seems to be the first and decisive step to welcoming otherness. In my class, it was a proven method in the constant battle for sympathy. Passing through distinct stages of puberty is normal, but many took this to a higher level. I still remember how we discussed eating disorders like anorexia in biology class, and shortly thereafter, half the class was anorexic. The imaginary ill predictably announced their new suffering loudly to the world.

The Cutting Trend

Our teacher showed us pictures of an anorexic patient and explained that it is definitely unhealthy for the rib cage and the spine to show so clearly, and that help is needed urgently. Before the very next sports hour, a bunch of girls were standing in front of the mirror, lamenting loudly that their bones were not showing, so they must be overweight and would eat nothing for the entire rest of the day.

Our teacher explained the food pyramid and why a balanced diet is important for the body. My fellow female students were already planning what foods they would avoid to reach the desired weight loss through deficient nutrition. At some point, the attention they received for these actions was no longer enough. When, every hour on the hour, somebody runs out to throw up, it is no longer anything special.

Then, as if by divine will, there came a conference day on the explanation and recognition of depression. There is no denying how important it is to recognize depression. But a side effect of presentations which explain in detail what the symptoms of these illnesses are is that these symptoms are served to young attention-needy girls on a silver platter. All they have to do is write it down and act it out. And in fact, even writing it down isn’t necessary, since glossy brochures are passed out at the end.

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The Left and the Greens Love Antifa

In the following video, members of the German Bundestag for the Left (Die Linke) and the Greens (Die Grünen) display their esteem for Antifa while speaking on the floor of the Bundestag. The woman seen at the beginning of the clip is wearing an Antifa button at the podium.

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

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Enforcing Marxism and Sharia in the Name of “Tolerance”

Below is the prepared text for an intervention planned for September 24 by David Petteys, representing the Sea Jay Foundation, at OSCE Warsaw. However, he was unable to participate that day, so there is no video showing the intervention.

Sea Jay Foundation
David Petteys

Tolerance and Non-Discrimination
Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Session 13

Warsaw, Poland, Sept 24, 2019

Thank you, Mme Chairman:

Many groups push the idea that “Tolerance” is a virtue. But tolerance is a reaction to something else. We must ask what it is we’re being asked to tolerate. Certainly, toleration of evil is an evil in itself!

It’s easy to ascertain the motive for pushing such a notion: the Sharia proponent groups wish to deny us permission to disapprove of what they term Sharia “particulars”, such as the hudud punishments, polygamy, wife beatings and honor killings.

Such things are an anathema to our Judeo-Christian culture. Yet the Sharia proponent groups and the Marxists accuse us of “intolerance, bigotry, xenophobia, etc.” to shame our sense of propriety and common decency. They wish to destroy our culture and impose their systems upon us.

The Sea Jay Foundation recommends that the people in the OSCE Area resist these accusations. Two thousand years of culture, progress and humanity are nothing to be ashamed of. Look at societies where the Sharia or Marxism predominate. These are societies of poverty, oppression, suffering and death. No sane person would wish this for the people of the OSCE Area.

For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE Archives.

OSCE: End the Suppression of Freedom of Expression!

Below is the prepared text for the intervention read by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, representing Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa, during the morning session at OSCE Warsaw on September 25, 2019.

Intervention by Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Working Session 14
Specifically selected topic: Hate Crime

Warsaw, September 25, 2019

Return to non-statist legal standards! End suppression of freedom of expression!

The introduction of the terms “hate crime” and “hate speech” can still be considered more than problematic. Firstly, the term “hate” has no legal definition, and rightly so, as it describes a feeling, a state of mind. Although feelings must never be criminalized, all indicators point in the direction that they are.

Secondly, a crime is a crime, and no qualification — be it hate crime or love or any other emotion — can change this.

As a matter of fact, the very concept of hate crime arises out of the notion of hate speech, which itself seeks the overt criminalization of expression, thereby turning free expression on its head with a goal of criminalizing thought based on how other people feel, where the feeling can be anything or nothing at all.

Pax Europa recommends:

  • That OSCE participating States reconsider their commitment to fundamentally anti-democratic, purely statist legal standards that exist to suppress the freedoms of the people they presume to represent in this forum.

For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE Archives.

The Unpersoning of Tommy Robinson (Full Version)

A couple of days ago I posted a five-minute excerpt from a Danish TV program about Facebook’s diligent efforts to scrub even the mention of Tommy Robinson’s name from its platform. The video below shows the entire 20-minute segment from the program.

As a matter of interest, I’m told that the Danish TV channel posted this video on Facebook, and it was immediately taken down. Then they mounted a vigorous protest, and it was reinstated. Ordinary Facebook users don’t have that kind of clout, of course, so there’s nothing they can do.

Notice that the Facebook snoid equates Tommy Robinson with Ratko Mladić, the Bosnian Serb military commander who was convicted of genocide and sentenced to life in prison.

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

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Going Galt in Hungary

T.L. Davis sends this guest-essay about the opportunities offered by the nations of the Visegrad Four, especially Hungary.

Going Galt in Hungary

by T.L. Davis

Americans are increasingly looking outside of the U.S. for retirement and freedom. True believers in the republic are seeing the rising wave of socialist and even communist policies being championed on the right. There seems to be no resistance to the increasingly hysterical demands of the environmentalists. The passing of the Patriot Act nearly two decades ago has proven to be as radical and damaging to individual liberty and privacy as it was feared and discounted by government officials as “conspiracy theory.”

Anti-Trump Republicans do not recognize their role in his election. If there had been one solid line of resistance against Barack Obama’s policies, that was not ultimately compromised, Trump would not have been elected. If a candidate like Jeb Bush had been seen as anything other than Democrat-lite, he would have won the nomination.

Republican voters feel as if they are in a fight for their lives and culture and no longer have an ally in the Republican Party. Red Flag laws are nothing but confirmation of that belief. Republican politicians have lost their courage when it comes to individual rights. Did they miss that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez proposed a Green New Deal that would eliminate airplanes and Beto O’Rourke said: Hell yes, we’re going to take you’re AR-15s? Their constituencies hear no outcry, no, demands for a retraction to such an obvious violation of the Second Amendment, or do they simply intend to use it to get re-elected (as usual) with no action to prevent such an occurrence from taking place?

Republicans have lost the trust of their base and have no interest in regaining it. They continue to operate on a playbook from the previous century. They still see Democrats as something akin to John Kennedy instead of Fidel Castro, and that’s only part of the problem. The other part is they are largely globalists, and it is reflected in their voting records. They cannot serve two masters — neither of which are their voters — forever.

More and more, Republican voters of yesteryear feel abandoned, with a sense that electing a Republican will get them no closer to their goals, but rather just a moderation of the Democratic agenda, and that isn’t good enough. That is why they voted for Trump and will again.

The problem is, harder-core small “r” republicans have given up on the process. Rampant voter fraud encouraged by the Democrat Party and not effectively prevented by the Republicans ensures that the socialist train has no brakes. The nation is effectively a democracy with mob rule being the new normal. This impression is enhanced by the recent push to impeach Trump through agreement with no evidence to back up assertions; the assertions seem to be the evidence used by the committee. Small “r” republicans feel as if they are standing on the periphery of the French Revolution and have a choice: to stay and watch the gore fill the streets or bail. More of them are opting to bail, or go Galt, but where will they go?

If the problem is a slippery slope toward communism, with a slight pause at socialism, it would be logical to look at other countries that have survived the brutal axe of totalitarianism and come out on the other side with a stiffer backbone — countries like Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Viktor Orbán arrived at a conference of Christian communicators and requested a meeting with Rod Dreher, editor of the American Conservative, who relayed this message: Orban said that he wants Westerners and others who share these values (to strengthen the national and Christian identity of the nation) to come to the Hungarian capital, where they will be free to speak their minds and establish a base. “I’m trying to create a free place in Budapest,” he said. “Please consider Budapest as a kind of intellectual home.”

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Beloved Foreigners… And Friends

Ethnic Swedes, the indigenous population, are now just one of many peoples who inhabit a rural area in northern Europe called Sweden. Within a few decades the white Swedes will be a minority in a country that was once their own.

Our Swedish correspondent LN has translated this article from Samhällsnytt about the catastrophic results of Sweden’s immigration policies, and how some now openly allow themselves to discuss the coming Swedish demographic catastrophe:

“No human right for Swedes to recognize themselves in their own country”

Swedes have no right to demand to be able to recognize themselves in their country or society. Instead, they should be grateful that the country is being taken over by immigrant groups such as the Assyrians in Södertälje.

This was claimed by the newspaper Sydsvenskan‘s cultural writer Rakel Chukri, who herself is of Assyrian origin, in a debate at the Book Fair.

The big book fair in Gothenburg is currently underway. Although national-friendly actors such as the paper Nya Tider [New Times] are now barred from participating, the infected immigration debate was not entirely avoided. After decades of criticism of the negative consequences of immigration policy by the Sweden Democrats/SD and the new alternative media, the critical debate has gradually started to reach the editorial boards of the old media as well. What first became sanitized to mention was that immigration costs a lot of money, something that was long denied.

More permissible to discuss consequences of immigration other than just the economic ones

But recently the door was also opened to discuss other aspects of Sweden’s transformation into an ethnically segregated country, topics previously considered to belong to the domain of racism. The phenomenon that is usually called “white flight” — that is, Swedes move out when immigrants move in — does not solely have socio-economic explanations.

Just as migrants associate with their own groups, Swedes also see a value in living with people from their own ethnic group. Ivar Arpi from Svenska Dagbladet broke new ground in the mainstream media when he recently broached what ordinary people, Sweden Democrats/SD and alternative media have been talking about for decades — it is demographics, rather than the economy, that is prompting more and more voters to turn to the SD.

Opinion gap between the people and the journalists

Ivar Arpi received a lot of praise from discerning people for leaving ajar this door into the establishment media. The initiative was less popular within the largely left-wing culture and among elite journalists.

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How Political Correctness Lowers IQ

This week’s installment of Dymphna’s greatest hits is from May of 2005. Like last week’s, it’s fairly timeless. Unfortunately, the website she originally linked to seems to no longer exist, so the link has been removed.

How Political Correctness Lowers IQ

by Dymphna
Originally published on May 5, 2005

Walter Williams doesn’t fly commercial airplanes much anymore. He used to, traveling to speaking engagements several times a month. But then along came 9/11. Or rather, along came Norman Mineta with his truly bizarre idea of “security”:

“While the security procedures are not based on the race, ethnicity, religion or gender of passengers, we also want to assure that in practice, the system does not disproportionately select members of any particular minority group.”

Never mind that the sentence itself is strange bureaucratese. We’ve become inured to the debasement of the language. Here’s what’s appalling: we may not speak about the reality that a particularly gendered ethnic group created the hell of 9/11. The elephant in the airport is the disproportionate self-selection of Muslim males on the “Most-Wanted” terrorist Lists.

The only group we avoid criticizing more than Muslim males are gay Episcopalian bishops.

This demand for political correctness has gone beyond the ridiculous into the regions of banal evil. There is an ugly strain of utopian idealism in our country, a virulent insistence on ‘fairness’ that undermines intelligence, merit and achievement. Not to mention virtue, the refuge of the uncool.

The malignant organism that rips the social fabric of American life, leveling differences while it pretends to celebrate them, PC everywhere insinuates itself into the crevices, using a cover of well-meaning to create vacuous, bizarre realities like “zero-tolerance” and unattended college sports programs for women (while men’s programs are eliminated).

It demands — and gets — bathrooms for the transgendered who cannot decide which restroom to use.

Pornography is our constitutional right but we shouldn’t be looking at images of the Twin Towers falling.

“Give Peace A Chance” means no dodgeball at recess.

“No Child Left Behind” means all will be mired in ignorance together. Even fewer will be able to point to Europe on the map, or know a quadratic equation from an interrogative sentence. A what??

No, ignorance is not the perceived problem. Unfairness is. The smallest infraction is insufficiently negligible to escape its notice. Yet PC has so blinded formerly normal people that children wander the school halls bent on murder and no one sees them until bodies are lying on the floor. “But he was such a nice boy.” More calls for gun control and therapy for bullies.

Political correctness has made us so stupid that some of us demand conversation with vaginas.

If we don’t rise up and call a halt to this social rot, terrorism will be irrelevant. We’ll be protozoa.

Orwell had no idea, absolutely none.

Read all of Walter Williams’ “The Sad, Stupid State of Airport Security.” It’s a three-parter at Human Events, beginning with the above link.

Don’t Even Mention Tommy’s Name!

Facebook’s latest updated “community standards” seem to preclude even the mention of Tommy Robinson’s name. Violators of the rule may have their posts summarily taken down, and their accounts suspended.

Danish television is less politically correct than most outlets west of the Iron Curtain, so the Facebook representative in the clip below has to face some (mildly) critical questioning.

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

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