The Cultural Enrichment of German Cities and Towns

Miguel Klauß represents the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) in the regional parliament for Baden-Württemberg. The following op-ed from PolitikStube was translated by Hellequin GB:

Miguel Klauß: Germans are being driven out of their own cities!

What was reported from Stuttgart last week can be taken as a blueprint for the whole of Germany: More and more, a neglected, migrant milieu of oriental, Arab and African-born, predominantly male youths are taking over the public space, creating an “unstable security situation” and making life hell for the remaining locals and ancestral natives — until the latter give up and move away.

For anyone who walks through Germany’s inner cities with open eyes — especially in the west, where the “Verbuntung” [colourfulness] and “diversity” are already well-advanced (and if they have been emptied due to Corona, then at the hookah bars, junk shops, Turkish supermarkets, kebab shops and falafel stalls and betting shops the traffic will be uninterrupted) — it will not be possible to overlook the “change” that Greens such as Katrin Göring-Eckardt were looking forward to years ago.

In Stuttgart this week the local press reported on increasing rabble and brawl on the Kleiner Schlossplatz. Last year, at the “kick-off event” of this new Swabian city tradition, including brutal attacks on police officers and looting by the “event and party scene”, most of the people of Stuttgart hopefully assumed it was an isolated case. But the problem has persisted. No wonder that countless Stuttgart residents agree with the business owners and landlords in complaining about their suffering — and calling on politicians to finally do something.

Of course, all of this has long ceased to be a Stuttgart problem — and is certainly not a temporary condition that could be remedied, in the way you could get rid of rioting punks, beggars and homeless people through regulatory measures in city centers thirty years ago. No, it is only the beginning of an inevitable demographic development that diffuses from the big cities into the medium-sized cities and from there into smaller and smaller units, until at some point the countryside is the last to be affected. We are experiencing creeping land-grabs by problem migrants with zero willingness to integrate — especially since there will soon be nothing more to integrate into, or the question will be who should adapt to whom.

In Berlin, Cologne, the Ruhrpott and Frankfurt-Krankfurt, too, the orientalization of inner cities is accompanied by increasing crime rates, loss of homeland, changes in the cityscape and the increased emergence of no-go areas. German is no longer spoken here, customs and traditions from the 1001 Nights apply and conflicts are resolved according to old customary applications of the law. No wonder that fewer and fewer Germans still dare to go out into the streets in their hometowns. #ZeitfürdieAfD Germany. But normal.

A Summer of Madness

Ten years ago I walked this street; my dreams were riding tall.
Tonight I would be thankful, Lord, for any dreams at all.

— Robert Hunter, from “Mission in the Rain”

Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack in Norway. On July 22, 2011, a man named Anders Behring Breivik detonated a truck bomb in central Oslo next to government headquarters, killing eight people. While police and emergency services were dealing with the aftermath, Mr. Breivik drove to the island of Utøya, where a summer camp for Socialist Youth was being held. There he methodically shot and killed sixty-nine teenagers with a high-powered rifle. When police finally arrived at the island, he calmly surrendered.

Anders Behring Breivik was a neo-Nazi, but that fact did not emerge until several years later, when he wrote a letter to multiple media outlets and admitted that his declared affiliation with the Counterjihad movement had been a strategic misdirection, to spare his Aryan nationalist comrades from persecution. That part of his letter to the media was widely ignored, and was never publicly reported by any major outlet. To this day he is widely identified as an anti-Islam ideologue.

Before he committed his atrocities, Mr. Breivik had arranged the media distribution of his manifesto, or as he preferred to call it, “the compendium”. It was a lengthy, rambling treatise. It contained some of his own writing, but most of it consisted of extensive quotes from various English-language writers, the most prominent of which were Fjordman and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.

Those writers and others mentioned in the manifesto became the focus of a media frenzy beginning the following morning. Progressive pundits applied their usual pseudo-syllogism to the Utøya massacre:

1.   Breivik admired Fjordman.
2.   Breivik massacred innocent people.
3.   Therefore Fjordman was at least partially responsible for the atrocity. Q.E.D.
 

As I mentioned above, the Butcher of Utøya did not really look up to Fjordman; his admiration was a feint. So even the pseudo-syllogism was wrong. But none of that mattered; any information to the contrary was ignored by the left-wing media. Fjordman became an object of universal loathing. In Norway he was Public Enemy #1, in some ways eclipsing Breivik himself.

Up until that time Fjordman had only published his essays under a pseudonym. Beginning on the morning of July 23, the press and internet sleuths began an intensive effort to unmask him. It was only a matter of time before his real identity was uncovered, so after retaining counsel and making himself known to police, he outed himself via an interview with the tabloid VG. After that he fled the country and went into hiding.

And it’s a good thing he did: there were calls for him to be arrested and tried as Mr. Breivik’s accomplice, despite the fact that the two had never met, and Fjordman had never advocated violence in any form. But Norwegian public opinion did not bother itself with such trivial matters as facts and the truth. The slaughter on Utøya required a scapegoat, and Fjordman was chosen for the role.

He lived outside of Norway for a number of years, and only returned when the risk of arrest had diminished. However, he was unable to find work. Any prospective employer who was aware of who he was would refuse to hire him, and if he somehow found a job, even a menial one, he would be discharged as soon as his employer became aware of his identity. Now, ten years after the attack, he is living outside the country again, since he is unemployable in his homeland.

And, regardless of Mr. Breivik’s admission that his admiration for Fjordman was a ruse, Fjordman is still widely known as “Breivik’s mentor”.

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I won’t go into the Breivik affair in great detail, since this is primarily a reminiscence about the effect the atrocity had on Gates of Vienna and the Counterjihad in general. To learn more, check out the archives for the period from July 22, 2011 to ca. November 2011. Or look up the relevant items in the Fjordman Files. The trial of Anders Behring Breivik sucked up a lot of our blogging oxygen in the spring of 2012; see Circus Breivik for a relevant sample.

Because Gates of Vienna was the main venue for Fjordman’s writings, and was mentioned repeatedly in the killer’s manifesto, this site was put under the media’s klieg lights beginning the day after the massacre. We were thrust into a prominence we had never seen before (or since). It was a hideous kind of fame that I would never have asked for — they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but my experience in the summer of 2011 makes me vehemently disagree.

In the first few weeks we received hundreds (maybe thousands) of emails. Some of them were simply requests for information, but they were mostly hate mail, sometimes in Norwegian and Swedish. Various media outlets wanted to contact Fjordman, and I dutifully passed the messages on to him, but he didn’t respond to any of them.

The number of comments at Gates of Vienna (which was still on blogspot at the time) rose into the hundreds for each post, many of them from obvious trolls and provocateurs employed by one or another state intelligence service. They soon became unmanageable, so we reluctantly closed the blog to comments for a couple of months. When we reactivated them, we made them subject to moderation, and they’ve been that way ever since. It’s frustrating and annoying for commenters to have to wait to see their contributions appear, but otherwise Dymphna and I would have been unable to cope with all the trolls and provocateurs.

By the beginning of the week following the attack, media outlets started contacting me. They somehow managed to obtain my phone number, and I received calls from newspapers in Norway and the UK. Needless to say, I declined to say anything to them.

During our fifteen minutes of lurid fame we were mentioned in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other illustrious publications. The following report from the NYT told its readers that Anders Behring Breivik had commented on Gates of Vienna several times:

What they said was quite true. Fortunately, I had already been alerted to the fact by a European contact, who told me the pseudonym that had been used by Mr. Breivik, so I was able to track down all his comments. Some people urged me to delete them, but that’s not the way we do business here at Gates of Vienna. First of all, nothing ever disappears completely from the Internet; it can always be found in the Wayback Machine or other web archives. But more importantly, I don’t believe in hiding the truth, whether it makes me look bad or not. So I collected all of the Butcher’s comments and reposted them.

Other things published by major media outlets, particularly the British tabloids, were not as accurate. The Washington Post published my name and something about me that was completely, factually false. I sent them an email demanding that they retract and correct their error, but I knew that nothing would happen. All I could do was post about what they did and ridicule them. If I had been a famous movie actress or best-selling novelist who could afford to retain high-powered lawyers, I might have had more success. But the WaPo knows it has nothing to fear from minnows like me.

Other papers, especially the tabloids, published even more ludicrous falsehoods about Gates of Vienna — who we were associated with, where we got our funding, etc., etc. And they asserted various bogus things about other people in the Counterjihad whom I knew personally — so-and-so is funded by the Koch Brothers, or the Mossad, or whatever. Just absolute nonsense.

That summer taught me not to believe ANYTHING that I read in the media unless it is corroborated by multiple independent sources and has a breadcrumb trail that leads back to verifiable facts. Which doesn’t leave much. Reading media news reports has become a form of entertainment for me, like reading mystery novels or watching The Simpsons.

The general effect on the Counterjihad was catastrophic. A lot of sites, especially those in Europe, closed down for good. A number of Counterjihad activists I knew personally soiled their breeches and fled the field at the first whiff of grapeshot. I must admit that I became exasperated with them — I said, “You knew how serious this work was when you got into it. What did you think we were doing, playing tiddlywinks??”

However, in retrospect, I’ve had to acknowledge that they did what they had to do. Unlike me, most of them had day jobs. They stood to lose a lot if they were exposed. Some of them had families to support. I can’t judge them. They dropped out of sight, and I haven’t heard from them since.

A few people urged me to shut down Gates of Vienna. But my Scots blood comes to the fore at such times, and my natural response is defiance. I said, “F**K THAT S**T!” [emphasis in the original] and soldiered on. It was a rough time, and I didn’t get much sleep for the first couple of months. But we weathered the storm.

On the whole, however, it was a major setback from which the Counterjihad never fully recovered. The resistance to Islamization has never returned to the level of July 21, 2011. Freedom of speech has been eroded even further, and sharia is now de facto in force in much of the West.

Dymphna and I always thought that Anders Behring Breivik’s machinations had been guided and assisted by a certain three-letter agency with the assistance of Norwegian intelligence. His “compendium” was obviously in large part not his own work, and his selection of “mentors” was exquisitely chosen to do maximum damage to those who opposed Islamization, at the exact time when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the thick of collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood in what eventually became known as the “Istanbul Process”. Resistance to Islam was a thorn in her side, and Anders Behring Breivik helped remove it.

I don’t think mass slaughter was part of the plan, however — the Norwegians would never have co-operated with such an operation. I think the intention was to let Mr. Breivik put together his scheme, and then roll it up at the last moment before it was executed. There would have been a prominent arrest, followed by maximum media publicity for his manifesto.

However, just before the plans matured, Wikileaks released a damaging series of documents showing some of the things [agency name redacted] had been up to in Europe, which forced them to shut down their presence in the American embassy in Oslo and withdraw Mr. Breivik’s handlers. The Butcher of Utøya was then let off his leash, and the rest is history.

Whether mass slaughter was intended or not, the plan was a great success. The Counterjihad was hobbled, the spread of sharia proceeded apace, and the Obama administration became a servant of the Muslim Brotherhood. And the Biden administration is, in effect, Obama’s third term.

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Before I close these remarks, I’d like to address an appalling issue that has emerged surrounding the mass murder committed by Anders Behring Breivik. When it first came up it was very distressing, but I’ve had ten years to get used to it. Now it’s just something that I have to endure whenever the topic is broached on this site.

In those early days I was shocked by the number of people who supported Mr. Breivik and considered him a hero for what he did. And I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and Aryan supremacists, but more mainstream people who oppose mass immigration and hate socialism. Every time I post something about the Butcher of Utøya they pop up again and express their admiration for him.

I’m not going to tolerate such comments, and will delete them when they appear. You might as well spare yourself the effort. If you want, you can visit Storm Front and similar sites and make your remarks there, where you’ll get a sympathetic reception and find a lot of people who agree with you.

I’m familiar with the arguments that people make to justify their opinion: Mr. Breivik was targeting future socialists, who would otherwise have grown up and entered politics and invited even more of the Third World into Norway. But that’s a specious line of reasoning, in my opinion. The mass slaughter only hardened public opinion against those who oppose mass immigration, and made it even more difficult to restrain such immigration. Killing all those kids inspired no sympathy for the Aryan cause; it had the opposite effect.

But that’s just the practical, utilitarian argument against it.

Mr. Breivik’s strategy was a recapitulation of one of the major trends of the 20th century: the mass extermination of entire classes of people. For him it was Young Socialists. For Hitler it was Jews, gypsies, communists, homosexuals, and the feeble-minded. For Stalin it was counter-revolutionaries, “wreckers”, the bourgeoisie, kulaks, and Ukrainians. For Pol Pot it was the intellectuals. For the Hutus it was the Tutsis. For Muslims it was Jews, Christians, Hindus, and other infidels.

What all the architects of those atrocities have in common is that they considered it morally justifiable, and even laudable, to engage in the mass slaughter of people based on their membership in a particular class — a race, a social class, an occupation, a nationality, etc. Individuals meant nothing. Those who engineered the massacres were not required to determine whether their victims were guilty of any crimes, or even subscribed to a particular ideology. They were members of a class, and for that reason they deserved to die. Men, women, children, invalids, the elderly and enfeebled — all had to go.

That is a pernicious mindset, and I’ll have none of it. It was the bane of the 20th century, and we’ve no business extending it into the 21st.

I know the counter-arguments — we’re in a war, and war sometimes requires us to do horrible things, etc., etc. If we want to win, we have to grit our teeth and do what is necessary.

Well, if that’s what it takes to win, then I don’t want to win. I’ll go down to defeat rather than jump into that particular boxcar to hell.

Disadvantaged and Marginalized Swedish Youths Take Hostages in an Eskilstuna Prison

Two misguided “Swedish” youngsters have reacted to years of discrimination and racism by taking two guards hostage in a prison in the Swedish city of Eskiltuna.

The conclusion of the following account is a sardonic spoof; the original on which it is based is here (see also this Yahoo News report). The inspiration for the final paragraph is this line from the original: “Tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet reports that they have offered to release one of the hostages in exchange for having 20 kebab pizzas distributed to other inmates.”

Swedish officials say two inmates have taken a pair of prison guards hostage. The Swedish Prison and Probation Service said they were barricaded inside part of the penitentiary 75 miles west of Stockholm in what officials described as “a very dangerous situation.” The prison service said the inmates abducted the prison officers after breaking into a guards’ room soon on Wednesday and covering up the surveillance cameras. Swedish media say the prisoners have demanded a helicopter to help them escape.

Tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet reports that they have offered to release one of the hostages in exchange for an advance of 20 virgins in anticipation of the 72 they expect to receive upon martyrdom. The Swedish government is making a frenzied effort to find virgins. Officials say privately that they are unlikely to locate that many before tonight’s deadline.

My attempt at gallows humor is not meant to detract from the seriousness of the situation in Eskiltuna. This is an ongoing story, and there’s no telling what the final outcome will be, but it may not turn out well for those two unfortunate guards.

Kurt Westergaard R.I.P.

Many thanks to LN for translating this article from the Swedish alternative news site Samhällsnytt:

Muhammad cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has died

by Almgren

The well-known Danish artist Kurt Westergaard has died at the age of 86. Westergaard became widely known when his illustration of the Muslim prophet Muhammad was published in Jyllands-Posten in 2005.

As a cartoonist at Jyllands-Posten, Kurt Westergaard became the embodiment of freedom of expression in Denmark, Berlingske writes in a obituary of the artist. His cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad created one of Denmark’s biggest foreign policy crises ever, Ekstra Bladet recalls.

Westergaard has described himself as “a culturally radical half-hippie who advocates peace, space for all and good coexistence.”

In addition to creating a foreign policy crisis, Westergaard’s drawing made him an object of hatred for Muslims around the world. According to information, a price of several million kronor was put on his head, the newspaper writes. He was soon forced to live under the constant protection of PET, the Danish security and intelligence service.

Attacked in his home

On January 1, 2010, a man with a Somali background broke into Westergaard’s home and attacked him with an ax and a knife. Westergaard escaped by locking himself in his bathroom, which the authorities refitted as a security room.

Police were quickly on the scene and shot the attacker in one leg and arm, after he also attacked them with his weapons. The man was sentenced to ten years in prison and then deported for life. Following the assassination attempt, Westergaard’s PET bodyguard protection was further expanded.

A couple of years later, a 29-year-old man was also arrested. This after making a bomb threat against Westergaard.

Westergaard was born in Døstrup in North Jutland. Before he started as a cartoonist at Jyllands-Posten in 1983, he had worked for several years as a teacher of German and a school inspector. At Jyllands-Posten, Westergaard continued to work as a subscriber until his retirement in 2010.

“I want to be remembered as someone who fought for freedom of speech. But there is no doubt that there are those who instead remember me as a Satan who insulted the religion of a billion people.”

Westergaard fell asleep in silence after a long illness. He leaves behind a wife, five children, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A Flood of Globalist Multiculturalism

Catastrophic flooding took place last week in several regions of western Germany. The image below is from an appeal for help for flood victims that appeared in the tabloid Bild. Note the ethnicity of the poor helpless “German” family.

Hellequin GB has translated two pieces about the floods. From PolitikStube:

Is that a German family who lost everything in the flood? BILD should be ashamed

The comments speak for themselves:

Anabel Schunke: The comments below the picture speak volumes. People want to show solidarity. But with their compatriots. They want it to be about the Germans too. And that’s legitimate. For years it was about “we” helping, that “we” had to take in refugees. Why aren’t Heinz and Hilde shown now, who may also have lost their belongings and for whom their house has always been their home? Why do German victims never have a face in the media?

Sorry, you probably achieve the opposite in this way. Of course, I feel sorry for all the victims of the catastrophe, but you usually feel more sympathy and empathy for people to whom you feel culturally close. Who else should I identify with in this country and show solidarity if we Germans are never given a face in the media? When it’s always about others?

A few more comments without attribution:

  • So those in the Eifel looked different
  • Are we now getting support from other countries like we helped them back then?
  • I haven’t seen any of them on TV
  • Perfect picture where is the German family who have lost their house and their belongings.
  • All that’s missing is the rainbow
  • Olaf look, there it is, the average Eifel family. Incomprehensible
  • live in the disaster area and find the picture not appropriate many German families are badly affected by the flood these people should be in the first place
  • Somehow something is wrong with the photo. Where are the German citizens in the picture? The flood was in Germany, wasn’t it ?!?!
  • Incomprehensible! A mockery for the German families who have lost their homes! And again society is massively divided
  • Because of the photo I don’t give a cent because these people deserve 0%
  • Dear Bild, what does this picture have to do with us Germans? Do you not have a picture of victims who are also directly affected? That irritates me and I think it’s completely past the topic. But that also shows what you think of us, namely nothing! I am not affected myself, but I will help my compatriots. That’s what I call solidarity with compatriots, you nincompoops.

Also from PolitikStube, the spending priorities of the German government during the time of the floods:

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Apes and Pigs!

An imam in the notorious Rosengård neighborhood of the Swedish city of Malmö is under scrutiny for scrupulously adhering to Islamic scripture concerning Jews.

Note: This case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

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

The accompanying text from Expressen, also translated by Gary Fouse:

Malmö imam continues to spread hate against Jews

July 17, 2021

New hate speech: A half-year ago, Kvällsposten was able to reveal that Rosengård (Malmö) imam Basem Mahmoud repeatedly preached antipathy toward Jews. Now Jenny Strindlöv reports that the Malmö imam continues to spread hate towards Jews.

Video transcript:

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Alas Poor Peter, I Knew Him Well

I’ve posted several times in the last couple of weeks (see here, here, and here) about Peter R. de Vries, a Dutch investigative journalist who was shot in the head on the street in Amsterdam and subsequently died of his wounds.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is the leader of the VVD (Volkspartij Voor Vrijheid En Democratie, People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy), an allegedly center-right party. In the following video Mr. Rutte makes a few remarks about the death of Mr. de Vries. I’m not well-enough acquainted with the nuances of Dutch politics to comment either on the former’s sincerity or the latter’s character. Perhaps H. Numan will stop by later on and provide a windmills-and-tulips-centric point of view.

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

Video transcript:

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We Have Ways of Making You Love Cultural Enrichment

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Politically Incorrect:

Federal government sends political commissars to German schools

by Manfred Rouhs

Education policy is actually a matter for the country. But the federal government has a say. It is now making use of this by training 151 full-time political commissars with whom it wants to bring German schools ideologically in line.

So that the action does not remind of bygone, totalitarian times, the political commissars of the 21st century are called “respect trainers”. Who or what should students learn to respect? Who else? Not their teachers, for example, but people of foreign origins. With a different skin color, language and nationality. 151 full-time employees are to fight racism in Germany’s schools from 2024, because, as Spiegel Online quotes a state secretary in the Ministry of Family Affairs:

“We must not tolerate political or religious extremism, hatred and misanthropy in our society — especially not in our schools.”

What happens to students who refuse to obey the political commissioners? Are they thrown out of school? — We will experience it and we can look forward to it.

“Extremism, hatred and misanthropy” are extensible and interpretable general-purpose terms that can be interpreted one way or another. For example, anyone who criticizes the policy of open borders can be classified as an “extremist” and suspected of “misanthropy”. Real disrespect for classmates Ali and Mustafa is not absolutely necessary for this.

From 2024 a wave of repression, spying and denunciation will descend on German schoolchildren, paid for with taxpayers’ money. A total of €36 million will then be spent on this each year. The AfD [Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany] parliamentary group has announced resistance to this. In a request, Götz Frömming requests clarification from the federal government.

The Terror on Utøya and the Nuances of Insanity

Next Thursday will mark the tenth anniversary of the massacre of 77 people in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik, the Butcher of Utøya. The events of that day turned my life upside down for a few months, but what happened to me is trivial compared to what Fjordman went through.

There were far too many posts on those events for me to link to just one. If you want a refresher course, dig into the archives beginning on July 22, 2011 and work your way forward. It began with a live blog that included Fjordman himself.

I expect that we’ll be hearing from Fjordman in due course, and I’ll write a brief reminiscence of my own. But today I’ll start with excerpts from a post by Ronie Berggren, a Swedish blogger and podcaster. Many thanks to our Swedish correspondent LN for the translation:

The terror on Utøya and the nuances of insanity

July 4, 2021

Ronie Berggren reviews the book Witness to madness [Vitne til vanvidd] by Peder Jensen, about the witch hunt against Islam critics and critics of mass immigration that prevailed after the terrorist attack on the Norwegian island of Utøya on July 22, 2011, for which Jensen himself was pilloried as perpetrator Anders Behring Breivik’s prophet.

It has been ten years since Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb in Oslo’s government quarters and then shot 69 young people dead in a Social Democratic camp on the island of Utøya. It happened on July 22, 2011. An insane world was on view, for which Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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I have not read everything that his critics have written. I have read parts of Øyvind Strømmen’s book, whose Swedish translation I bought when it came out. I have not read Simen Sætre’s book about Jensen / Fjordman, but I have seen a lecture by him on YouTube, a 20-minute sleeping pill.

My own impression is that these experts are less knowledgeable than their Swedish counterparts, and especially Mattias Gardell (whom I read most of, and whose research methods I have great respect for even if I do not share his political views, which I consider obscure his conclusions). Gardell’s strength is that he is usually well-read about the subjects he describes, although he often simplifies and paints with far too broad a brushstroke, and creates his own narratives instead of examining the truth objectively. But despite that, he is still knowledgeable, or at least well-read, which Simen Sætre does not seem to be at all.

I therefore judge, based on the qualifications I actually have, that Peder Jensen is much more credible than his critics. Which brings me to the last part of my conclusions.

For the past ten years Peder Jensen has had to live as an outcast from his own country. Social stigma and unemployment are the price he has to pay for living by a principle that should be respected: the search for the truth and the courage to stand up for the truth he believes he has discovered. In a healthy nation, such people are utilized, made into political leaders if they are practical, or professors if they are more theoretically minded. This has not happened in Jensen’s case. Instead, the opposite has happened.

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Refugees Not So Welcome in Lithuania

One of the preferred routes for migrants from the Middle East and South Asia to the European Union used to be the “Balkan Route”, which involved a short sea passage from Anatolia to the Greek islands, and then an overland trek (via buses chartered by NGOs) through the Balkans to the Austrian border. In the last couple of months that route has been superseded by one that involves airliner flights from the Middle East to Belarus, then overland passage to the border with Lithuania, and thus to the EU.

Now Lithuania is cracking down on the flow of immigrants, and is even — horrors! — building a fence. Hellequin GB, who translated the article below, includes this introductory note:

Now who would’ve thought that just a few days ago, after Lithuania announced the construction of a barbed wire fence with Belarus to block the illegal entry of migrants, mainly from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, that they would go one step further and tighten their asylum policy. I’m flabbergasted.

The translated article from Kronen Zeitung:

Mass arrests of refugees in Lithuania

In the conflict with neighboring Belarus, Lithuania’s parliament has approved mass arrests of refugees. The new law stipulates that they can only be released six months after their arrival at the earliest. The rights of objection are also restricted for rejected asylum seekers.

The law is intended to deter migrants from coming via Belarus to Lithuania and thus to the EU, as Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite told parliament.

“Such migrants are not real asylum seekers”

Such migrants are not real asylum seekers, but a means for Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to destabilize the Baltic country. 84 MPs voted for the regulation. There was one vote against and five abstentions. The Lithuanian Red Cross and human rights organizations criticized the law. It violates Lithuania’s international obligations and the rights of refugees.

1,100 people came to Lithuania from Belarus in July. The Lithuanian government had repeatedly asserted that refugees were being brought by air from Baghdad and Istanbul to Belarus in Minsk and from there to the Lithuanian border. According to the Lithuanian border guard, more than 1,700 people came from Belarus to Lithuania this year, 1,100 of them in July alone. On Friday, Lithuania began building a 550-kilometer border fence with Belarus.

Lukashenko had announced that his country would no longer prevent migrants from crossing the border to Lithuania and thus to the EU. He was reacting to EU sanctions after Belarus forced a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk and then arrested the Belarusian opposition leader Roman Protassevich, who was on board.

Afterword from the translator:

Isn’t it funny — when Obama forced the Bolivian president’s plane to land in Vienna in 2015, because he thought Edward Snowden was aboard, there were no EU sanctions against the US. The moral double standards of those prostitutes in the EU, when it comes to bend over backwards for some political sodomy, makes even the Devil blush.

Another Phony Islamic Academic

This story about a bogus professor of Islam in Germany brings to mind the silver-tongued philosopher and snake-oil salesman Tariq Ramadan.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Politically Incorrect:

Fake professor advised the state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Islam

by Manfred Rouhs

The Ministry of Education of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is separating itself from a (possibly only supposed) humanities scholar who advised the authority on Islamic matters for more than ten years. This is what Die Welt reports. The report states that the man “apparently built his professional career partly on false information.” The vernacular speaks of impostors in cases of this type.

The long-standing government advisor was responsible for, among other things, Islamic religious instruction in the most populous federal state, and prefixed his name with “Prof. Dr.” Photos show him with important politicians such as the former Federal Presidents Christian Wulff and Horst Köhler, whose image of Islam he apparently helped to shape.

Too bad that nobody knows on which university he’s a professor at. And a dissertation written by him could not even be found by the editors of Die Welt. The termination of his contract with the Düsseldorf Ministry allows the assumption that the Islam scholar’s curriculum vitae, which was submitted more than a decade ago when he was hired, may have been incorrect in some details.

Obviously, an academic career at Central European universities is not necessary to successfully advise a Federal Republican ministry for more than ten years on matters of Islam and, in particular, Islamic religious instruction. What is important for such activities is rather the ability of the advisor to listen carefully and to be able to find out what the decision-makers to be advised want to hear: Islam is good. Islam is harmless. You really don’t have to have studied to be able to tell this…

Name the Problem!

Last week I reported on the Italian television presenter Giuseppe Cruciani, who lambasted the Left on his program for its refusal to identify Islam as the ideology behind incidents of “honor violence” such as the murder of Saman Abbas.

Guido Reil is a member of the European Parliament for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). In the following video clip from the floor of the EP, Mr. Reil emphasizes the importance of naming the source of slavery and violence in Bangladesh.

And what do you think that source might be? Any ideas?

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

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The Execution of an Investigative Journalist

I wrote last week about the shooting of Peter R. de Vries, a Dutch investigative journalist who was shot in the head, most likely by a member of the Mocro Mob, on the street in Amsterdam.

Today Mr. De Vries died of his wounds. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from De Telegraaf:

Peter R. de Vries (64) dies

Amsterdam: Peter R. de Vries died on Thursday, July 15. The crime reporter was seriously wounded last Tuesday evening when he was shot on the Lang Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam. De Vries was 64.

The family and his partner announced the following: “Peter fought until the end, but was not able to win the battle. He died surrounded by the people who loved him. Peter lived according to his conviction: ‘On bended knee is no way to be free’. We are immensely proud of him and, at the same time, inconsolable.”

Shooting

The attack happened around 7:30pm on the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat, in the area of the Leidseplein near a parking garage. About 100 meters away sits the studio of RTL Boulevard, where de Vries was present that evening. Images of a bloodied de Vries quickly spread.

Two suspects are still in custody because of the shooting. They are a 35-year-old Pole from Maurik in Gelderland and a 21-year-old man from Rotterdam. The latter was allegedly the shooter; the Pole is believed to have driven the getaway car. The police conducted house searches in Maurik, Tiel, and Rotterdam and seized data processors and ammunition.

As yet little is clear concerning the background of the murder. The attorney Inez Weski complained that the media too easily point to Ridouan Taghi, whom she is defending in the notorious Marengo murder trial. Taghi is the chief suspect in that trial. He is believed to be the one who gave the order for a series of murders against the backdrop of the international cocaine business.

De Vries is the confidant of Nabil B., and worked in that role with the two current attorneys of the prosecution witness. It was often said in the corridors that his advisory role became fatal for him. As far as is known, he had no security because he didn’t want it.

Peter R. de Vries began his journalistic career with De Telegraaf right after middle school. A Hague murder case that he worked on awakened his interest in crime journalism. In the 35 years that followed, he investigated more than 500 murder files and grew into one of the most well-known crime journalists in the country.

An Arbitrary Political Trial

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, has lost his final appeal in the “hate speech” case against him. The Dutch Supreme Court upheld his 2014 conviction for “discrimination” based on his agreement with his supporters that there should be fewer, not more Moroccans in the Netherlands. Which would seem a reasonable thing to say, one that any sane Dutch person could hardly disagree with, given the recent behavior of Ridouan Taghi and the Mocro Mob.

Unfortunately, there may not be very many sane people left in the Netherlands. Mr. Wilders still has numerous supporters, but not enough to change the suicidal trajectory of the country through voting.

The following video features remarks made by Geert Wilders after the announcement of the verdict against him. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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