The True Intellectual Dark Web

Our long-time reader, commenter, and news tipster Reader From Chicago sends this guest-essay with his overview of the luminaries of the “Intellectual Dark Web”.

The True Intellectual Dark Web

by Reader From Chicago

On May 8, 2018, The New York Times published an opinion piece entitled “Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web”.

The intellectuals presented in that piece have little in common with each other politically. One is a feminist. Another is a anti-Trump conservative. Nevertheless, according to the article, they have some qualities in common:

But they all share three distinct qualities. First, they are willing to disagree ferociously, but talk civilly, about nearly every meaningful subject: religion, abortion, immigration, the nature of consciousness. Second, in an age in which popular feelings about the way things ought to be often override facts about the way things actually are, each is determined to resist parroting what’s politically convenient. And third, some have paid for this commitment by being purged from institutions that have become increasingly hostile to unorthodox thought — and have found receptive audiences elsewhere.

This essay is a response to that article. It will attempt to present intellectuals who better exemplify the three qualities listed above. Furthermore, the intellectuals presented in this essay could be described as intellectuals of the anti-globalist Right. You will not see them published in The Weekly Standard or in the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. They present their views in online magazines, YouTube videos, and self-published books.

The New York Times article is an attempt at misdirection. The intellectuals propped up by that article as thought leaders might disagree with the Left in some cases. But that group does not come out against globalism. The Times article attempts to drive attention away from anti-globalist thinkers.

Steve Sailer writes about race relations, gender issues, politics, immigration, IQ, genetics, movies, and sports for online magazines such as VDARE.com, Taki’s Magazine, and The Unz Review. In an article published in November 2000, “GOP Future Depends on Winning Larger Share of the White Vote”, Steve Sailer argued that instead of trying to increase their share of the minority vote, Republicans would do better by increasing their share of the white vote.

This ‘Sailer strategy’ was shown to be correct. In 2000, George W. Bush was elected with 271 Electoral College votes. In 2004, he won re-election with 286 Electoral College votes.

Donald Trump’s views on immigration, trade, and foreign policy were meant to appeal to the white working class. Trump lost some states that Bush won in 2004, but Trump won others that were lost by Bush. Trump’s 304 Electoral College votes beat what Bush received in 2000 and 2004. Steve Sailer showed more political savvy than well-paid political consultants.

Steven Sailer is responsible for coining the phrase ‘invade the world, invite the world.’ That pithy phrase describes the policy of the Republican establishment, which is tied to two special interests: the military-industrial complex and big business. Globalism serves their interests, and harms the interests of a majority of the population.

Paul Joseph Watson is writer and editor at Infowars.com. He calls himself a classical liberal on his Twitter profile. He has numerous YouTube videos, and at this time has 1,333,989 subscribers.

As might be expected, he is commenting on the de-platforming of his employer. He opposed Trump’s airstrikes on Syria. His attacks on idiocy on Twitter I find entertaining. But the ratio of idiocy to sensibleness on Twitter is much in idiocy’s favor. He has done videos about the explosion in migrant crime in Europe. In one of his videos about migrant crime, “The Cultural Enrichment of Germany”, he shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a Muslim headdress.

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Sweden’s Turbulent Election Year

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

Sweden’s Turbulent Election Year

Sweden’s general election on September 9 looks set to become the most interesting the country has had in years. Concerns over mass immigration and rampant crime are redefining the political landscape. For the first time in more than a hundred years, the Social Democrats may be dethroned as the country’s largest political party. By Swedish standards, this constitutes a political earthquake.

Concerns in Europe over crime and mass immigration have been changing the political atmosphere, from Italy to Germany. Now, these developments may finally have caught up with Sweden as well.

The Social Democrats in Sweden are not just any political party. They have shaped Swedish political and cultural life for generations. At the peak of their power, they dominated Swedish society to such an extent that the country almost resembled a one-party state. They have been the largest party in all national elections for more than a century. From the 1930s until the early 1990s, they received more than 40% of the vote. Several times during this period, they got more than 50% of the votes and held an overall majority of the seats in the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag). They received 45.2 % of the votes as late as in 1994, and 39.9 % in 2002.

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Fleeing From Sweden

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Fleeing From Sweden

by Fjordman

In March 2018, one year after two Arabs raped Agnieszka Wisniewska in Sweden, she decided to tell her story. She says the police did not attempt to solve the case and she had to wait eleven months for a psychologist to help her overcome the trauma. Wisniewska came to Sweden from Poland in 2007 because she wanted to live peacefully. She had read in the newspapers that Sweden was a great country for families with children.[1]

She found a job and was leading a normal life in Stockholm until the day of the crime. “It was just a day like every day: Shopping, returning home with a bag of bread and food for the cats. It was dark as I neared home. There were two men near my house. I felt threatened. So many women are afraid to go out in the evenings now; this feeling seemed quite real. It was like this: These men passed by me, then they grabbed my jacket and pulled me into the forest… and the whole situation began.”

Although she fought back, Wisniewska was violently raped. She was shocked by the total lack of respect the young Arab men had for her life. She was kicked and beaten. They grabbed her head and smashed it against a tree trunk. Cars passed by only a few hundred meters away. When she saw a truck nearby, she summoned her last strength and shouted for help. That scared the rapists away, and she was able to call the police.

After the police came, she was taken to a hospital for a forensic examination and care for her injuries. Later, she was called by the police and asked to testify over the phone. But her children were home and could hear the conversation, so she suggested that she would prefer to give her account of what happened at the police station. “No one ever called me again. I was not given the opportunity to give a statement at the police station. There was one witness, a cyclist who passed by during the attack and who stopped to help me. He is a Polish neighbor of mine. His contact information was given to the police, but no one ever contacted him. No one asked him what he had seen or what he remembered. The police never even contacted him,” Wisniewska states.

When the victim tried to consult a psychologist about the rape, she was told by the clinic that she had to wait because “refugees have traumas, too, and have priority.” The badly traumatized woman had to wait eleven months until her partner finally said they would contact the media and sue the clinic.

Wisniewska claims the situation in Sweden is so dangerous for women that they are afraid to go out alone after dark. Because of that situation, she is now thinking about moving back to Poland. In the meantime, she tries to help other victims of rape.

Seven out of ten Swedish municipalities have increased the level of security at their schools in recent years.[2] This has become necessary because of a rising number of violent incidents and physical threats against pupils as well as staff. Sweden is no longer a safe place to grow up. It is not a safe place to grow old, either.

A substantial number of elderly Swedes currently live near or below the poverty line.[3] Meanwhile, a survey of 244 Swedish municipalities showed that 23, almost one in ten, were giving welfare benefits to failed asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. The state broadcaster SVT reported this in March 2018.[4]

Because of a severe housing shortage in many cities and towns — which is partly caused by mass immigration — some elderly Swedes have even become homeless.[5] A report from late 2017 claimed that Swedish students and other vulnerable groups have been sent to the back of the housing queue. The authorities thus sometimes prioritize recently-arrived asylum seekers and immigrants over the country’s native population.[6]

The police warn that certain gangs have specialized in stealing from vulnerable elderly people. The victims, sometimes in their 80s or 90s, are robbed while going to the local store to buy food.[7] The criminals often have a foreign or immigrant background. Incidents like this probably make many elderly people reluctant to go out in the streets in a society they no longer recognize. Unfortunately, staying at home is not always safe, either.

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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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After More Than Two Centuries of Peace Sweden Prepares for War

From a Norwegian writer:

According to Aftonbladet, the Swedish government is preparing to reissue the pamphlet “If the war comes” and send it to all 4.7 million households in the country. The director of communication of the Defence Authorities Svante Werger stated that “we are anticipating the possibility of an armed attack by a foreign nation.”

The pamphlet was first issued in 1943 during WWII but was retired after the end of the Cold War. As such, its revival marks a level of fear of conflict not seen for three decades. While the Defence Authorities do not explicitly state which foreign nation they are referring to, given the recent debates in the Swedish parliament, it is widely believed to be Russia.

Yes, Russia again. It seems like they are every leftist’s favorite villain these days.

However, there may be another reason closer to home that they’re concerned about preparing the populace for war. For several decades, Sweden has had a sclerotic immigration policy under which uneducated and often illiterate people from poverty and war-stricken areas would be free to come to the nation.

They have been gathering in ghettos rejecting Swedish culture and civil values while collecting their welfare checks. These ghettos have turned into no-go zones in which ethnic Swedes cannot safely enter.

It is in these places that large groups of young men, mostly Muslims, have been accumulating military grade weapons. Yes, that’s right. They are building a paramilitary army. This has resulted in Sweden having a hand grenade problem. Only countries at war have as many hand grenade attacks per capita, and they are escalating.

[Continue reading here. The author explains why the military will be necessary to return order to Sweden’s neighborhoods.]

Here’s the author and his bio:

ONAR ÅM

International Correspondent at LibertyNation.com Onar is a Norwegian author who has written extensively on politics, technology, and science. He has a mathematics and physics background and has been a technological entrepreneur for twenty years, working in areas ranging from biomass gasification and AI to 3D cameras and 3D TV. He is currently also the Editor of the alternative news site Ekte Nyheter (Authentic News) in Norway.

Fjordman: One Week in Sweden

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

One Week in Sweden

by Fjordman

On October 18, a police station in the southern city of Helsingborg was hit by an explosion. No one was injured, but a large part of the building, as well as the windows on the building opposite, were damaged by the blast. “This is very serious. An attack on the police is not just an attack against society, but on everyone’s safety,” said Sweden’s National Police Commissioner, Dan Eliasson.

On October 28, in the middle of the night, someone fired roughly 20 bullets into the private home of a police officer in Västerås. The policeman and his family were asleep at the time. The shots went straight through the house and into the neighbor’s house. According to the regional police chief Carin Götblad, only luck prevented anyone from being hit.

Despite many such incidents, Johanna Skinnari, a researcher at the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, claims that it is not possible to determine whether or not attacks on the police are becoming more common. She did add, however, that “ordinary threats and harassment” are on the rise. Her research, she explained, found that these attacks tend to reinforce the “intimidation capital” of the perpetrators, “to show they’re tough and not afraid of the police.”

A Swedish policewoman described how criminals have published photographs of her, her husband and her 2-year-old son, whom they threatened to murder. She said that similar stories about police officers in Sweden are now common. Some policemen have begun checking for bombs under their cars before starting them. As one violent criminal told the Swedish police: “You are no longer hunting us. We are hunting you. We will hunt you and your families.”

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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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What Were the True Origins of Islam?

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What Were the True Origins of Islam?

by Fjordman

On September 9, 2017, there was a conference in Copenhagen about the origins of Islam. It was a collaboration between the International Free Press Society in Denmark plus the organizations Humans Rights Service and Document from Norway.[1]

The speaker was Professor Robert Martin Kerr. He participates in Inarah, a research network that is engaged in a scientific historical-critical, philological investigation into the Koran, the origins of Islam and its early history.[2]

Around 50 or 60 people attended this lecture. Not much, but still pretty good for a dense, six-hour lecture about ancient stone inscriptions and languages many people have never heard of. Multiple policemen stood guard outside. Even in Scandinavia, you now need armed police to protect you while listening to details about Aramaic grammar. Freedom is slowly slipping away in Western Europe.

Professor Kerr doesn’t seem to believe that Muhammad, the alleged founder of Islam, is a historical figure. Perhaps he never existed at all. As he points out, we have no contemporary evidence for the existence of Muhammad. None. The word “Muhammad” could be a title meaning “the praiseworthy one,” not a personal name.

Sunni Muslims believe that after Muhammad’s death, the leadership of Muslims passed to the four so-called rightly guided caliphs (successors) who had known Muhammad personally: Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali. Shias only recognize Ali, who was Muhammad’s son-in-law through his marriage to Fatima.

Sunnis and Shias alike take for granted that these individuals really lived. However, yet again we have no physical proof that any of these first caliphs ever existed. They may be fictional characters. We have no coins struck by any of these rulers. As far as we know, coins were not struck in Mecca or Medina until the ninth century AD. That is two centuries after Islam and the Islamic empire was supposedly born there.

Ibn Ishaq, who wrote the first purported biography of Muhammad, did so more than a century after Muhammad supposedly lived. Serious questions have been raised about the validity of this biography. The hadith literature about what Muhammad allegedly said and did was collected later. Even Muslims admit that many hadith were outright fabricated. Without these sources, we know practically nothing about Muhammad.

We know that there were big Arab conquests in the seventh century, from Persia to the Iberian Peninsula. Yet we do not know exactly what these Arabs believed in, what triggered the conquests or where they began. Non-Muslim chroniclers writing at the time of the early conquests made no mention of the Koran, Islam or Muslims, and scant mention of Muhammad. Perhaps Islam as we now know it was created after the Arab conquests, not before. Of course, that leaves the unanswered question of what was the real cause of the expansion.

The Arab conquerors themselves didn’t refer to the Koran during the first decades, quite possibly because it did not then exist in a recognizable form. A fully developed Arabic script did not yet exist at the time when the Koran was supposedly collected, either. This further introduces substantial sources of error.

According to Robert Martin Kerr, parts of the Koran may well predate the supposed life of Muhammad. Even educated, native speakers of Arabic find parts of the Koran difficult to understand. This was the case even one thousand years ago. The author Ibn Warraq has written some excellent, albeit detailed, books 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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Norway’s Political Elites Cheer for Islam

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

Norway’s Political Elites Cheer for Islam

by Fjordman

Erna Solberg, Norway’s supposedly conservative Prime Minister, has long been known for her positive views of Islam and mass immigration. As PM, she has repeatedly warned against Islamophobia and Christian “racism” against Muslims. In 2011, then as leader of the major opposition party, Solberg stated that Muslims in Europe are now being harassed just as Jews were in the 1930s, during the rise of Nazism.

On June 25, 2017, an estimated 8,000 Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, in a major sports arena and concert hall in Oslo. Prime Minister Erna Solberg attended. She made some comments about creating a sense of community, and warned against anti-Muslim forces and others trying to divide people. According to national media, many of the Muslims treated the Prime Minister as if she were a “superstar.”

The deputy leader of the Norwegian Labor Party is a Muslim woman from a family of Pakistani immigrants. The leader Jonas Gahr Støre, as Foreign Minister, held talks by telephone with the Islamic terrorist leader Khaled Mashaal from Hamas. In a book published in 2014, Støre criticized “Islamophobes” again, including this author.

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Overpopulation in Numbers

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Overpopulation in Numbers

by Fjordman

12,000 years ago, we were all hunter-gatherers. The population at that time has been estimated to be probably less than ten million human beings.[1] A single major city such as Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Karachi, Mexico City, Lagos, Mumbai or Cairo now has more inhabitants than all the continents combined back then.

With the Neolithic Revolution and the beginning of agriculture, the number of humans grew gradually for thousands of years. In the last couple of centuries, after the Industrial Revolution and the birth of modern medicine, the global population has virtually exploded. It is now almost eight times larger than it was in the year 1800.

Overpopulation is one of the greatest problems facing our planet. It has a negative effect on the lives of many humans and causes very serious environmental problems. Quite a few animals have been pushed to the brink of extinction due to human activity and the loss of their natural habitat.

If you move people from countries with a low technological level to countries with a higher technological and economic level, they will consume more natural resources. This will only make the environmental problems worse. Migration cannot solve the issue of overpopulation. It must be addressed locally.

According to a United Nations (UN) report from June 2017, the current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.[2] We surpassed the 1 billion milestone for the first time shortly after the year 1800. It took all human populations hundreds of thousands of years to grow into one billion people. Now, we add another billion people every few decades.

The UN is hostile to nearly everything Europeans do to limit immigration, even illegal immigration, or preserve their native homelands. The UN has discussed “replacement migration” as a possible solution for Europe.[3] Peter Sutherland, who until 2017 was the UN’s special representative for migration, has stated that the European Union (EU) should” do its best to undermine” the “homogeneity” of its member states.[4]

While the Japanese, Germans and other technologically advanced nations have low birth rates, some of the least developed countries on the planet have very high birth rates. The world’s population growth is mainly concentrated in the global South, especially in Africa and many Muslim majority countries. Africa alone is expected to grow by several billion people in this century. That is several times the combined population of the entire European continent, from Russia and Ukraine to Portugal and Ireland.

Roughly 83 million people are now added to the world’s population every year. If we use the official estimates made by UN demographers in 2017, the world population grows by about 227,246 people per day. That equals more than 1.59 million per week, over 9,468 per hour, 157.8 per minute and 2.63 per second.

If you spend 38 seconds picking up something cold to drink, there will be 100 more human beings on the planet during those few seconds. If you go to bed at night and sleep for seven hours, the Earth’s population has grown by over 66 thousand people by the time you wake up in the morning. In about four and a half days, there will be one million more mouths to feed. One million more people to provide with water, food, shelter, jobs and education. This situation is clearly not sustainable.

Population estimates for the Roman Empire at the beginning of our era range from 45 million to over 100 million people.[5] A relatively common estimate is 60-80 million. The world population is thus growing at a rate of roughly one Roman Empire every single year. Today’s mass migrations are much larger and faster than the Migration Period in Europe that we associate with the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

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The Gradual Collapse of Sweden

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The Gradual Collapse of Sweden

by Fjordman

Birgitta Ohlsson is a politician from the Swedish Liberal party. On the National Day of Sweden in 2001, she published an essay entitled “Abolish Sweden!” She wanted to abolish all nation states and institute a democratic global parliament and a global police force.[1] Ohlsson has been a member of Parliament for many years, and served as Minister for European Union Affairs in the government of PM Reinfeldt between 2010 and 2014.

A global democracy doesn’t look very likely, but Ohlsson and other Swedish politicians have nevertheless made great progress in abolishing Sweden.

In November 2015, even Sweden had to reinstate a form of border control. At that point, more than one thousand asylum seekers flooded into the country every single day.[2] The then Deputy Prime Minister Åsa Romson from the Swedish Green Party literally cried on TV over this fact.[3] She did not cry because successive Swedish governments have done massive and possibly irreversible damage to the country through their immigration polices. No. Romson cried because she couldn’t continue immigration as fast as she wanted to.

Their official party program in 2017 states the following, in multiple languages:

“The Swedish Green Party has a vision of a world without borders, where all people can move, but no one is forced to flee. We don’t believe in countries’ right to choose their citizens; we believe in people’s right to choose where they want to live. We should greet people with opportunities, not with walls. Everyone should be able to live, work and realise their dreams where they want to. Freedom of movement should be a human right.”[4]

Mass immigration to Sweden still continues, just at a slower pace than in the crazy year of 2015. Back then, Sweden couldn’t even find beds for the many Afghans, Iraqis, Somalis and other immigrants.

The German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle in late June 2017 conducted an interview with the Swedish Justice and Migration Minister Morgan Johansson, a Social Democrat. Johansson then stated that “We have between 400 and 500 asylum seekers each week coming to Sweden. So we haven’t shut our borders but we now have a level which we can handle. And we didn’t have that in 2015.” He stated that “Now we have control over that situation.” The Minister also claimed that there is “no direct link” between migration and terrorism.[5]

This last claim is a flat-out lie. It is a proven fact that Muslim asylum seekers and immigrants have been involved in many deadly Jihadist attacks in Europe. On April 7, 2017, the rejected Muslim migrant Rakhmat Akilov murdered five people and wounded several others when he mowed them down with a stolen truck in a terrorist attack in central Stockholm.[6] A couple of months later, the Swedish Justice Minister claims that there is no connection between migration and terrorism.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Justice Minister Johansson and other representatives of the Swedish government may pretend that things are under control. There are, however, many disturbing signs that this is not true.

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Book Review of Ibn Warraq: The Islam in Islamic Terrorism

Book Review of Ibn Warraq: The Islam in Islamic Terrorism

by Fjordman

The world is witnessing a massive wave of Islamic terrorist attacks. Hardly a week goes by without such an attack taking place somewhere in the world. Sometimes, militant Muslims carry out several deadly atrocities in just one day.

Europe and the Western world are also increasingly being targeted by such deadly terror. Western politicians and media are quick to claim that the murderous attacks carried out by militant Muslims have nothing to do with Islam. The esteemed author Ibn Warraq disproves this false claim in his new book The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology.

The book is packed with examples showing the continuity of Islamic thought and practices for more than one thousand years. This includes revealing quotes from the Kharijites, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Al-Ghazali, Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Syed Abul A’la Maududi, the strongly pro-Nazi Palestinian Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husaini, Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb and others from the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad abd-al-Salam Faraj, Abdullah Azzam, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Many leading figures from the international Jihadist movements have been members of the Muslim Brotherhood. They range from Sayyid Qutb and Abdullah Azzam to Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of the terrorist network al-Qaida after the death of Osama bin Laden, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State (ISIS).

As the author states:

To understand the behavior of Islamic terrorists, to make sense of their motives, we must take their beliefs seriously. The acts of ISIS or the Taliban or any other jihādist group are not random acts of violence by a mob of psychopathic, sexually frustrated, impoverished vandals, but carefully and strategically planned operations that are part of a long campaign by educated, affluent Muslims who wish to bring about the establishment of an Islamic state based on the Shari’a — the Islamic Holy Law, derived from the Koran, that is the very word of God, and from the Sunna of the Prophet and the Traditions (ahādīth, pl. of hadīth), which are the sayings and doings of Muhammad and his companions. Nor has Islamic terrorism emerged, ex nihilo, in the ‘past 40 or so’ years. From its foundation in the seventh century, violent movements have arisen seeking to revive true Islam, which its members felt had been neglected in Muslim societies, who were not living up to the ideals of the earliest Muslims.[1]

Ibn Warraq reminds us that “Islam, however, is much more all-encompassing and more totalitarian than Marxism or Christianity. Both religious faith and political ideology, Islam oversees every aspect of a Muslim’s life — from what a non-Muslim might consider minor details (such as how to use a toothpick) to larger issues such as prayer, pilgrimage, and marriage. Islam also provides a powerful sense of personal and group identity.”[2]

According to most scholars, Muslims have a duty to command right and forbid wrong. By “right” they mean all that Allah and His Prophet have commanded, and by “wrong” all they have forbidden:

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Why the EU Constitutes a Mortal Threat to Europeans

Why the EU Constitutes a Mortal Threat to Europeans

by Fjordman

Years ago, many Europeans hoped that the European Union (EU) might be a force for good. In the early 1990s, even I shared some of those hopes.

However, these dreams have been put to shame. The time has come to take an honest look at what the EU actually is today, not to dream about what it might have become.

There have been disturbing, Utopian and partly totalitarian undercurrents to the EU for years. These currents have now reached the surface. The EU increasingly resembles a pan-European tyranny.

The massive pressure from illegal immigration in the Mediterranean region continues. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have crossed illegally in boats to get to Europe. They come from all over the Islamic world and Africa, even from countries such as Bangladesh and Nigeria, where there is no war. Critics claim that the EU through its actions has encouraged further illegal immigration.

Many of these migrants have created huge social and economic problems for local communities across Europe. It is furthermore an indisputable fact — acknowledged even by the security services and some of the established mass media — that militant Muslims are among the migrants currently flowing into Europe. A number of Muslim immigrants and asylum seekers have been involved in deadly terrorist attacks in Europe.

Some EU members states such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland have widely resisted this. Yet despite popular resistance, unelected officials in the EU want to force countries across Europe to take in illegal immigrants from overpopulated and dysfunctional societies.

The European Commission, the EU’s government, has launched legal proceedings against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to give in to blackmail from Brussels over immigration.[1] Given that potential Islamic terrorists are known to be hiding among the migrants, the EU is actively trying to force European countries into taking in potential Islamic terrorists. This is pure evil.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been a staunch opponent of such measures for years. PM Orbán has accused the EU of being “ openly on the side of terrorists” against Europeans.[2] Judged by the statements and actions of the European Union, it is hard to disagree with him. The EU is now the Evil Empire.

After nearly a decade of debt crisis in the Eurozone, Greece is still suffering greatly while the German export industry is booming. The euro was a poorly constructed currency that is creating huge economic imbalances within Europe. This is just one of the many ways in which the EU is actively creating tensions between as well as within European nations.

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