Salvini: Crazy Like a Fox – Or an Italian

This is why I got a Matteo Salvini t-shirt for the Baron for Christmas:

What is the Italian equivalent for “joie de vivre”?? Salvini has it. His cup is full and running over.

Dr. Turley’s assessment of other leaders’ risks is spot on. TPTB don’t like populists. But regular folks do indeed like the way things are going in countries that don’t want to surrender to the EU machine.

The Dalai Lama Sounds More Christian Than the Pope?

The Dalai Lama spoke in Malmo, telling migrants to go home and help their own people. Racist, racist! Bad Boy. The Left will bury you for Violations of The Official Narrative.

Here’s Dr. Turley with a compare and contrast:

He mentions several others’ views on immigration, including studies by the Biblical scholar, James Hoffmeier. I’ll have to look up this fellow’s views.

Meanwhile, it seems as though The Narrative is beginning to crumble.

Surrender, High Treason and Language Fatigue

Surrender, High Treason and Language Fatigue

by Seneca III

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has declared Germany “is a nation of immigrants and will remain so”, asserting: “There are no half or whole Germans, no biological or ‘new’ Germans”…

“Racism and discrimination violate human dignity and damage our democracy,” he continued, claiming: “Immigration has taken place because we have repeatedly asked people to come — a situation which will continue to be true in the future.”…

“There are no Germans who are ‘on probation’ and having to earn their rights in society again and again because their [citizenship] could be revoked on the basis of alleged misconduct,” the president said, insisting that there are “no half or whole, no biological or ‘new’ Germans; there are no first— or second-class citizens, no right or wrong neighbours.”

From: Breitbart London — German President Declares There Are ‘No Native Germans, We Are a Nation of Immigrants’ by Virginia Hale, 25th August 2018

Perusing the global media on a daily basis, one becomes so weary of the endless iterations of the deconstructionist oxymora ‘Racism!’, ‘Hate Crime!’, ‘Human Dignity!’, ‘Discrimination!’, ‘White Privilege!’, ‘Cultural Appropriation!’, ‘Alleged Misconduct!’ ‘Xenophobia!’, ‘Islamophobia’ and the rest of the juvenile effluent spewing from the mouths of the butterfly horde of the emotionally incontinent and intellectually destitute.

That these disinformation peddlers should populate every nook and cranny of Europe’s Political Estate, its Enforcement Arms, Academia and what once was known as the Mainstream Media but is now nothing more than a set of comic books for the vicarious entertainment of the perceptually retarded should profoundly alarm all rational native citizens. Collectively, this assault on and insult to our intelligence is nothing less than the implantation of poisonous mind-worms, the spawn of a malignant ideological plague that eventually will leave the Black Death looking like a minor outbreak of infection.

In the UK the overriding problem is none of those spurious assertions; it is the current imbalance between population density, available space, sustainable resources and a commonality of purpose created by Europeans for their use according to their needs, not as a source of bottomless largesse for the human detritus of every failed, unrelentingly primitive society on planet Earth.

It comes down to understanding the reason why, five hundred years ago, Europe began to race ahead of the rest of the world in the creation of viable self-sustaining nation states, engineering, art and technology. The reason is that the intellectual development of Europe was far more advanced than that of the rest of the global population outside of Oriental Asia, and if we are to make it intact through these times of enforced reverse evolution we must recognize that reality.

Geography, history and chance conjoined to evolve the advanced humans of Europe; the lack of melanin in our skin is an evolutionary adaption to climate. It is not a creator of privilege, but simply a reaction to diminished levels of ultraviolet radiation. It is pointless castigating Europeans for being white; in all situations what goes on between the ears of Homo sapiens sapiens is the defining factor, not the hue of the dermal envelope that contains them.

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Geert Wilders Is Refused UK Police Protection for #FreeTommy Demo

There isn’t much direct news on this, but here’s a brief piece found on Twitter:

Geert Wilders’ speech for Tommy Robinson rally sabotaged by May’s Government

The United Kingdom is not free. The British people are a bound and seemingly gagged people.

In yet further efforts by the United Kingdom’s government, now seemingly to pander to the Muslim agenda, Geert Wilders’ speech, scheduled for the 14th at the #FreeTommy march, has to be cancelled.

The Party for Freedom leader tweeted this just now.

“UK Ambassador in The Hague just informed the Dutch authorities that they will not provide for my security in London this Saturday and will not give the Dutch diplomatic police weapon permits either, so, unfortunately, I cannot attend nor speak at the #FreeTommy rally in London.”

Is this another piece of timber in the gallows of which Theresa May’s government will hang? Will this attempt to silence the people, yet again, be the final nail and the impetus for the British people to roar yet louder?

Will Geert’s message be live streamed? Screens at the event? Periscope?

The British government may think they have kept Mr. Wilders’ speech out of London on Saturday. They can only prevent his physical appearance, however. His message will not be silenced.

By now, even the most skeptical of Brits are realising that ‘Tommy’ is the collective of all conservative Brits, here in the UK and beyond, that they are trying to censor and lock away.

What will you do? Join the #FreeTommy march 14 July on Whitehall.

It is to be fervently hoped that Geert Wilders will avail himself of technology to be heard at the demonstration. No doubt he’s working with the Middle East Forum to make that happen. Or with Ezra Levant, perhaps.

Don’t you wonder who else will be silenced?

By the way, there seems to be a balloon of Sadiq Khan flying over London. Or perhaps it was a photoshop job. At any rate, as a Muslim he can’t be portrayed as a pig, as has been done to Donald Trump (ask Trump if he cares), so he’ll have to be a bovine steer. You know, the kine missing their manly appurtenances.

The Cultural Significance of the BurkaBag

The B had this video in his pending list (he’ll add the transcript later). Since his pendings reside on the computer in my office, I get to peek at them. Thus, your early access…it’s only four minutes long, not enough to dissuade me from watching. Besides, there is something about a French woman speaking English; she brings a certain je ne sais quoi to the conversation, non?

The speaker, Céline Pina, outlines the choices of costume facing Islamic women in the West. In other words, choices that wouldn’t confront them had their families stayed in their country of origin. For these bagged women, they might as well have not bothered traveling westward.

Thanks to Ava Lon for the translation:

Video transcript:

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Tommy’s Family Authorizes Fund-Raising

Rebel Media has been authorized by Tommy’s family (including his mum and wife) to raise funds for his new lawyers.

Here is the brief video, including the website for contributions. There is also a snail mail address for those who prefer not to use online payments.

The last part – what to do with any monies left if he is killed – is sad but clear.

This initiative will probably be on-going until they know he’s out of danger.

By the way, what is being done to Tommy has already been described by the EU Constitution. For a country that supposedly wants to leave the EU, that is creepy.

“Brexit”, my gluteus maximus.

Austria Closes Seven Mosques, Sends Imams Home

“Home” in this case is Turkey and Erdogan ain’t happy.

This situation in Austria has been a subject of concern to others, many of whom understand the reaction this move may cause. An acquaintance in the intelligence and national security movement says [my emphasis below – D]:

This is not good at all and presages some very difficult times to come.

After decades of immigration, there are probably millions of Turks living in Germany, Austria, and other European countries. What is being set up by this is nothing less than civil war. It’s already evident in France and Sweden (with various other ethnic mixes), and soon will be in places like Austria and Germany — Erdogan is absolutely serious about his agenda to take leadership of the Ummah as Sultan, and perhaps even Caliph. He is appealing to expat Turks to rise up in jihad — literally, to pick up where the Gates of Vienna left off in 1683.

What will happen then is that the authorities — police, security forces — will take the side of the non-Europeans. They will side with the Muslims. The citizens have just about had enough, but they will be no match on the streets for a combined force of both Muslims (including battle-hardened weapons-proficient jihadis who’ve been on the Syrian battlefields) and their own countries’ security forces. The only forces that can help, maybe, to equalize things are groups such as the neo-Nazis, skinheads, soccer hooligans, and, yes, biker gangs, who will fight for their land and their people — not the match-up one would hope for at all, but they are all that’s left to fight.

So essentially he’s saying it’s going to be the Turks against the nativist fringes. But the latter may have some willing students among the civilians when “civil” war does come. A steep learning curve for sure, but that’s what revolt entails. The thing is the Left has been taking to the street for decades. Wait till average citizens begin to fight back. Dangerous? Yes. Outcome uncertain? It always is.

Chaos is stirring, in more ways than one. War is coming, in more countries than we can guess at now. Makes you wonder if the Poles will think it in their own best interests to join others once again to rescue Austria? And it makes Poland’s request for an American military base more comprehensible, especially since the Poles are willing to pay a billion dollars for the privilege.

How about the rest of the Visegrad Four? As happened at the 1683 siege of Vienna, France again will only watch. This time it won’t be greed or indifference but the fact that France itself is under siege and probably headed the same way.

How very different this pan-European war will be from the last one. But one thing hasn’t changed: the continent will once more call down the gods of war. “Civil” war? Not hardly. That would suggest an internecine conflict. This one will not be brother-against-brother. Instead, it will be brothers against invaders who want to take the country over.

Europe stood by when the Turks massacred the Armenians. This may be the long scorpion’s karmic tail, come back to sting their inaction. Imagine the outcome today had the Europeans ordered Turkey to stop, thereby stemming the atrocities.

Time to get out the Greek history books and find the parallels.

Question on Fundamental Principles to the Alternative für Deutschland Party (Part 2)

Below is the second part of a two-part essay by Hans-Peter Raddatz about the AfD (Alternative for Germany). Rembrandt Clancy translated the piece, and has provided an introduction and extensive endnotes.

Part 1 is here.

Question on Fundamental Principles to the Alternative für Deutschland Party (Part 2)

Are the AfD Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

About the Author

Dr. Hans Peter Raddatz counts, along with Dr. Tilman Nagel, as one of the most prolific specialists in Middle Eastern and Oriental studies in Germany (PI-News). He is also an economist, consultant and writer. After being active for many years representing the interests of international banks in the Near East, he wrote numerous books on the fundamentals of globalisation, Islam and the Islamisation of the West. He has made contributions to the Encyclopaedia of Islam and has translated Bat Ye’or’s Europe, Globalization, and the Coming of the Universal Caliphate, providing it with a commentary.


by Rembrandt Clancy

In the first part of this two-part series, Dr. Raddatz described the political, constitutional and journalistic-propaganda pressures that can be brought to bear on the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) as the party attempts to establish a real “alternative for Germany” while continuing to work within a socio-political “system” to which Chancellor Merkel has effectively declared that “there is no alternative”.

In Part 2, Dr. Raddatz describes the combined influence of corporate globalism, socialism at the level of state institutions and the increasing application of Koran-compliant standards to an underclass. He outlines mechanisms already in place which threaten to suppress or co-opt any alternative virtually as soon as it is even thought.

Among the German elites of today, Dr. Raddatz names two prominent representatives of this Islam-admiring tradition. Among the “tips of the icebergs”, with strong socialist backgrounds, are Sigmar Gabriel of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) who was Minister of Foreign Affairs in the last Merkel government and Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) who has been President of Germany since March of 2017.

Dr. Raddatz closes with a strategy by which the AfD might avoid being absorbed by the Uni-Party system before the latter becomes completely “totalised” (totalisiert).

Are the AfD Barking Up the Wrong Tree? (Part 2)

by Hans-Peter Raddatz

4 March 2018

Original German Language Source: PI-News

What sets the current situation apart is the massive growth in the power of Islam, which, as an “ideological fission fungus” (Raddatz 2001/2002), has developed into the most important standard of political “leadership competence”. Who wishes to escape it must avoid the growing constraints of the system, and that requires the construction of a completely independent propaganda apparatus. Only when it is daily made incontrovertibly clear to the people that for half a century several generations of “democratically elected” politicians and their enforcers in the media, education and churches have systematically rendered them stupid, dispossessed and ever more massively replaced can an effective alternative emerge.

Apart from the Uni-Party’s list system,[1] which by itself circumvents democratic elections, the ruling class will thwart any alternative and absorb any competition as long as they are able to influence the statistics and push through their corporate-oriented labour, social and cultural policies with the use of defamation, bribery and intimidation of resistances. While this alliance of economically radical globalisation and socialist destruction of the civil state, which in the USA is called “welfare for millionaires”, has enforced a perverted “tolerance”, the Islamic invasion has brought about a condition of quasi-war, which “justifies” despotism and turns the local Hartz-IV-existence[2] into a Koran-compliant norm, because the latter is an underclass norm, for the invasion knows “no limits” (Merkel).

Thus the elites are blossoming into the jihad accomplices of the Muslim Brotherhood, for they are in the tradition of German radicalism, which with Lessing, Goethe & Co.[3] were already admirers of the feudal Islam-despots. And with the exploitation of the indigenous population, they are transforming their country into a paradise of violence for Allah’s emigrants. This is promised in the Koran and can lend a quasi-religious nuance to the Western practise of radicalism, thus helping to explain why the new quasi-People of God are not deported and are cared for by an army of well-paid welcoming-specialists who are perfecting the ruination of the state in their own interests.

How far we are from a real alternative is evidenced by the innumerable “experts” in all institutions who, at taxpayers’ expense and with their continual demands for “reforms”, help themselves and the administrations of the social— cultural— and Islam-industry to lavish incomes. They are the outcome of a long-term trend which, after the armed march of the father of terrorism and Muslim Brother, Arafat, into the UN (1974), began with the founding of euro-Arabic political— and media-organisations, which attracted enormous grants from the EU and the OIC and have been pressing ahead since 2005 with their joint Islamisation programme.

That Helmut Kohl’s “spiritual-moral turnaround” [geistig-moralische Wende] prepared the way for the subsequent “Agenda 2010”,[4] not only in respect of the technology of labour, but also in a radically political way, subsequent events confirm. The spiritual-moral turnaround is reflected in the official agencies occupied by the ’68 activists and also among the civil servants of the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who in the 1990s, in discrete meetings in Lebanon, galvanised what today is the perfect alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood. And with the combined “blessing” of Church and global corporations they laid the groundwork for the targeted infiltration of Islam-oriented forces into government ministries, universities, party foundations and churches right up to the Vatican.

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If Europe Goes on Like This, It Will Become Eurabia

Many thanks to Anton for translating the following essay from the Basler Zeitung:

The Muslim share of the European population is rising inexorably without integration

Arab refugees are changing Europe — not the other way around.

by Bassam Tibi
April 5, 2018

May we talk freely about the consequences of Islamic immigration to Europe without censorship or self-censorship? Is it possible and permissible to raise a contradiction — by reference to three world-renowned experts — Bernard Lewis, Bat Ye’or and Walter Laqueur — against the ruling narrative in a substantive debate? These three thinkers represent the thesis of a future Eurabia in Europe. Finally, can conclusions be drawn from statistics that predict an increasing Arab-Islamic share of the resident population of Europe?

Among the limitations imposed by the prevailing narrative of the fundamental right to freedom of speech and of science in relation to the pending issue is the charge of Islamophobia. This term was forged in Iran in the early 1980s to stifle any critical discussion of Islam and Islamism; it was exploited as a reproach and taken over by the left. The French writer Pascal Bruckner argues against this trend. He speaks of a fictional Islamophobia whose central victims are those who do not join in the lamented attempt to make the theme of “Islamic immigration and its consequences” taboo.

Demographic trend

Under the title “Islamic immigration and its consequences,” I have published a book that is kept secret by all German-speaking media. I belong among the victims. Arguments can now be defamed — but it is more effective to silence them through the media. What about the statistics?

At the beginning of this century, in 2004, the mentioned restriction of the freedom of speech and of science in relation to our topic was not yet as strong as it is today. The daily newspaper Die Welt published an interview with the Princeton historian Bernard Lewis on July 28, 2004 entitled “Europe will be Islamic at the end of the 21st century”. In the same year, in an article published in the US weekly magazine Weekly Standard (issue 4/2004) by Financial Times editor Christopher Caldwell coined the term “Islamic Europe”.

A year later, the Egyptian-born Jewish author Bat Ye’or published the much acclaimed book Eurabia in the United States. In it she speaks of a massive demographic and cultural trend to transform Europe into an Islamic-Arabian entity. The prophetic statements in this book have been enormously topical since the refugee crisis of 2015/2016.

I always feel reminded of this book when I hear the immigrant “new Germans” (Herfried Münkler, political scientist) in many German cities in public transport and public places today, speaking very loudly in a primitive, disturbing Arabic — even for me as a native Arabic-speaking Syrian. Arabic is a beautiful and highly civilized world language, but only if you master it through education. Educated Arabs speak a different Arabic than I’ve heard so often on the streets in Germany since 2015 that I think I’m in an Arab country.

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Towards a Swedish Civil War?

Towards a Swedish Civil War?

by Fjordman

On March 3, 2018, the liberal American newspaper The New York Times ran an article titled “Hand Grenades and Gang Violence Rattle Sweden’s Middle Class.”[1] An article with such a title would have been unthinkable a couple of generations ago. However, mass immigration is dramatically transforming Swedish society.

The NYT now admits that gang-related assaults and shootings are becoming more frequent. The number of neighborhoods categorized by the police as “marred by crime, social unrest and insecurity” is rising. In major cities, hospitals report armed confrontations in emergency rooms. School administrators say threats and weapons have become commonplace. The use of hand grenades has become disturbingly common. The police are struggling to gather information in immigrant neighborhoods where gangs intimidate witnesses. “We have lost the trust from the people who lived and worked in this area,” says police superintendent Gunnar Appelgren.

Mr. Appelgren describes an arms race among rival criminal gangs that has become difficult to contain. He fears that the escalating attacks on the Swedish police will soon feature AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifles and other weapons used in armed conflicts around the world. “I think we’re going to see, if we don’t stop it, more drive-by shootings with Kalashnikovs and hand grenades,” he said. “They throw rocks and bottles at our cars, and they trick us in an ambush. When will it happen that they ambush us with Kalashnikovs? It’s coming.”

The newspaper also interviewed an immigrant from Lebanon, a country that was marred by a bloody civil war not many years ago. He fears that the same thing could happen in Sweden. “Now, when I think of the future, I am afraid,” he says. “I am afraid for Europe.”

It is good that The New York Times has published this article. It describes problems that are very real. However, just a few years earlier, the paper painted a very different picture of the situation in Sweden.

The NYT claimed in January 2015 that it is false that there are no-go-zones in some urban areas in Western Europe dominated by certain immigrant groups. The newspaper highlighted myself, alongside the American writers Steve Emerson and Daniel Pipes, for spreading this alleged falsehood.[2] This was published shortly after Islamic terrorists had massacred the staff of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Fox News issued an unusual on-air apology for allowing its anchors and guests to repeat the suggestion that there are Muslim-only “no-go zones” in European countries such as Britain and France, areas that are not under the effective control of the state and are ruled according to sharia law.

Three years later, the same newspaper indicates that criminal gangs have indeed established de facto control over certain areas in Western Europe. Perhaps they could admit that the writers they have unfairly smeared were right all along. That would probably be too much to ask.

In 2008, the Swedish writer Anders Lugn wrote an article titled “Sweden’s road to disaster.” Somewhat unusually, he even got this text published in the major newspaper Aftonbladet. In the 1980s, Lugn served as a captain in UN-led peacekeeping forces in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War between Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims and Christians. While living there, he asked himself how it was possible for such a wonderful country with so many good people to commit national suicide and self-destruct? Among several reasons for the collapse of Lebanese society he mentions a weak sense of national identity and common values, weak national armed forces, a weak police force, easy access to weapons (legal or illegal) and easy access to drugs. There was also a general sense of powerlessness among average citizens. Lugn is deeply concerned to observe that many of the factors that contributed to a brutal civil war in Lebanon are now also at work in his native Sweden.[3]

Things keep getting worse in the country. The hip-hop artist Ken Ring expects Sweden to descend into a civil war in the next 20 years. He is considering moving to Africa, which he believes will be safer than Sweden. Ring made these comments on the television program Trygdekontoret, which was broadcast on Norway’s state broadcaster NRK on March 13, 2018.[4] This was also reported in English by Breitbart News a few days later.[5]

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How Barcelona Became a Victim of the Barcelona Process

Fjordman’s latest essay has been published by the Gatestone Institute. Some excerpts are below:

How Barcelona Became a Victim of the Barcelona Process

by Fjordman
October 12, 2017

The Barcelona Process, promoted by the EU, has helped to facilitate a greater presence of Islam and Muslim immigrants in Western Europe — thereby also increasing the Islamic terror threat there. That result was perfectly foreseeable.

When the number of people who believe in Islamic Jihad doctrines rises, the likelihood of experiencing jihadist attacks increases as well.

It is unlikely, though, that European political leaders will point to this connection. Doing so would be an indirect admission that Europe’s leaders have actively increased the Islamic terror threat against European citizens. This is the brutal truth they do not want exposed.

Western Europe’s appeasement of Islam stretches back at least to the 1970s.

With the 1973 oil embargo, Arab countries in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) used oil as a weapon and tool for blackmail. European countries started giving concessions to Arabs to ensure their oil supply and, they doubtless hoped, avoid terrorism. These concessions were not just limited to economic affairs. They also included opening Western Europe up to Islamic culture and Muslim immigration. The author Bat Ye’or has written extensively on this subject.

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Interview with Fjordman

Interview with Fjordman

Note: This email interview was first published at the website The Apricity.

I was born in 1975. If I had any Islam-friendly or pro-Multicultural viewpoints in Norway in the 1990s, spending several years in the Middle East cured me of this. I was a student of Arabic at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, in 2001. I was in Cairo during the September 11th terror attacks in the USA that year. Some Egyptians I talked to were happy about these attacks against their American “allies.” Western mass media claimed that almost all Arabs and Muslims lamented the 9/11 attacks. I knew this was not true. I lived in the largest city in the Arabic-speaking world during these events.

In 2002 and 2003, I worked in Israel and the Palestinian territories in a civilian observer mission called Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH). The mission itself is not very useful. However, I continued to learn more about Islamic culture and mentality. From my personal experiences and studies, Islam turned out to be a lot less peaceful than we are being told by the media and mainstream academia.

When I returned to Norway in August 2003, I was convinced that Europe was importing big and dangerous future conflicts because of Muslim immigration. I also took a Master’s degree at the University of Oslo with an emphasis on technology studies and Internet censorship.

I was active on various websites for several years. Eventually, in February 2005, I adopted the pseudonym Fjordman. I have been using that pen name ever since, also after my real identity became known in 2011.

I lived in Oslo between 2003 and 2011. After the mass killings by Anders Behring Breivik on July 22, 2011, I was forced into involuntary exile from Norway for years due to massive media demonization. I genuinely feared for my personal safety at this point. The media presented me nearly as the brains behind a mass murder I had absolutely nothing to do with. I got no aid whatsoever from Norwegian authorities, even though I was forced to leave my home and my job and flee the country. I was homeless for some time afterwards.

The Norwegian police were very hostile during questioning, despite the fact that I volunteered to talk to them and was never charged with doing anything criminal. The police ransacked my home without a search warrant or court order.

ABB had created a very long compendium or manifesto where he quoted many different authors, some of them long dead writers such as William Shakespeare, Thomas Jefferson or Gandhi. Yet because I was the only Norwegian on the top ten-list of those who were quoted in his text, the pressure on me was particularly extreme. This public demonization has partly continued until today, albeit with less intensity than in 2011.

I have read Breivik’s so-called manifesto closely, as well as some of the letters he has sent to the media from prison. My view is that Mr. Breivik is a nutcase who is probably medically insane. The first, very experienced forensic psychiatrists who examined him in 2011 declared that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and is insane. His mother was mentally unstable. His maternal grandmother also suffered from paranoid schizophrenia or something similar to it. This fact was downplayed by the media.

Breivik declared that he is the “commander” of a non-existing terrorist organization. He created a uniform and medals for this imaginary organization. He even wanted to wear this uniform in court, but was denied this possibility.

Yet following massive political and media pressure, Breivik was nevertheless declared sane during the trial in Oslo in 2012. This ruling is highly questionable. It was disputed by quite a few observers. The ruling elites wanted a sane, white terrorist to use as a tool to smear critics of Islamization and mass immigration.

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Flowers and Teddy Bears? Not for Manchester

Don’t you wonder how the Aftermath of Public Massacres will evolve? I mean, there has to be an end to teddy bears and flowers, right? How many candles can you light before the sidewalks are slick with wax?

Well, the mother of one of the dead victims of the Manchester bomb blast is honoring her daughter with a tattoo. Of a bee. Because it’s the old working class Manchester’s symbol. You know, underpaid worker bees. Drones.

Hundreds of Mancunians have been queuing to get their city’s symbolic worker bee tattooed on them in the wake of the terror attack that rocked the city.

Members of the public were filmed outside the city’s Holier Than Thou tattoo centre as they waited in the scorching sun, while other parlours reported large numbers queuing for the design.

Minimum donations of £40 were taken from customers, but many were paying up to £100 for their bee tattoo, with all the money raised being donated to the Manchester Arena Victim’s Fund.

The worker bee was adopted as a motif for Manchester during the Industrial Revolution.

Among those to get one done was Charlotte Campbell — whose daughter Olivia was one of 22 people who died when Salman Abedi detonated an explosive device after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

As the mother of a dead daughter, I can sympathize with this mother’s overwhelming need to do something, anything, to make her suddenly and cruelly vanished daughter feel more present to her. But even had I thought of it, I doubt I’d have gotten a tattoo in a desperate attempt to replace my child.

Predictably, the sheep good citizens of Manchester are lining up behind this mum, waiting to get their skins inked, too. Why, that’ll show those terrorists! At forty pounds a pop, and even more from those who can afford it, these monies are going to be donated to “The Manchester Area Victims’ Fund”.

But it gets worse. The Mail reports:

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