Throwing the Book at ’em, Swedish Style

Two culture-enriching “Swedish” youngsters have received sentences of three and a half and two years for the robbery and murder of a third culture-enricher. The one who received two years did not participate in the murder, according to the court, and the other one pretended to be 16 at the time of the crime to avoid a stiffer sentence. Which, knowing Sweden, might have been as much as — gasp! — seven years in detention. As it is, he will serve his draconian three-and-a-half-year sentence in juvie.

The case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Petterssonsblogg.se:

Murder with 66 knife cuts and robbery brings 3.5 years juvenile custody for immigrant of unknown age

by Av Pettersson

In December of last year, a dead man, Rabeen Zuher Khalid, was found by passersby in Lövgärdet in Gothenburg. He had been beaten and been killed with 66 stab wounds in his head, throat and neck. Today, two young men were sentenced for the act. One for murder and robbery, the other for robbery and protecting a criminal, aggravated crime.

The younger of the two, Ayuub Mahamed Nur, with duel Somali-Swedish citizenship, and possibly 16 years of age at the time of the crime, was sentenced for murder and robbery to three and a half years in juvenile custody. The prosecutor had claimed that he was older than he stated, and that he was 18, not 16, when it happened. Concerning this the district court wrote: “In light of the margin of error regarding the medical age investigation and what else has emerged, the district court considers that the age of 19 does not appear more likely than 17 years. The district court shall thus assume the age which is most favorable to NN, and in this context that is 17 years.”

In the investigation, a letter was found where Ayuub himself wrote that he would soon be 19 years old, yet he is sentenced as a 16-year-old at the time of the murder.

[Inset:

From Migration Court judgment UM 2437-13 dated February 11 2014:

It is the asylum seeker who must prove that he is a minor.

This principle also applies to unaccompanied children.

In the first place, written evidence is relevant.

However, the asylum seeker has the burden of proof concerning his age, and if he cannot prove that he is underage, he will be considered an adult.]

The older of the two, Ibrahim Ali Mohamud, born in 1999, and for some reason a Swedish citizen, was sentenced to two years in prison for robbery and protection of a criminal, aggravated crime. He is freed of any suspicion of murder.

Pettersson wonders why the courts don’t follow the law regarding age; it is the asylum seeker who must prove his age, and if he can’t he is to be considered an adult and sentenced as an adult.

Geert Wilders on “Racism” in the Netherlands

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter crisis, there has been a debate in the Dutch parliament about racism in the Netherlands. The two videos below from the floor of the Tweede Kamer show excerpts from Geert Wilders’ remarks on the issue.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

Video #1:

Video #2:

The following article from De Dagelijkse Standaard (also translated by FouseSquawk) accompanied the videos:

Geert Wilders on racism: “80,000 social rental homes to asylum-seekers while native Dutch have to wait”

by Bart Reijmerink
July 1, 2020

Geert Wilders cannot tolerate that politicians believe that the Netherlands is racist to the bone. Asscher, in particular, must suffer in the debate on racism. The Netherlands is one of the most tolerant countries in Europe, so many provisions have been made for migrants, but it is still thought that the Netherlands is racist. Wilders can no longer entertain this nonsense, and he is ranting in the Tweede Kamer.

In recent weeks, people have liked to throw out terms such as “systemic racism”. For Wilders, this is incomprehensible because if the Netherlands is so institutionally racist, why do we in the Netherlands do such much for asylum seekers? According to Wilders, it is specifically the native Dutch who are discriminated against and not the foreigners. He cites here the example that foreigners should be given priority in rental housing.

Wilders on Twitter:

80,000 social rental homes went to asylum-seekers while natives on are a waiting list for years.

Don’t make the racism problem bigger than it is. And think, finally, of all the natives who are discriminated against!

Wilders also criticizes the fact that Lodewijk Asscher pictures the Netherlands as some kind of banana republic. This is simply a big lie according to Wilders. The Netherlands is far away one of the most tolerant countries in Europe. If we look at our legislation, Wilders is certainly right. There are a number of countries that sometimes act like barbarians with migrants, or countries that maintain naturalization and integration policies that are many times stricter.

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Joachim Kuhs on Israeli Sovereignty in the West Bank

Last Thursday I reported on the vote in the German Bundestag concerning Israeli sovereignty over a portion of the West Bank. The AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) was the only party in the Bundestag that did not condemn Israel. All parties except the AfD submitted motions to the Bundestag session the previous day to deplore Israel’s alleged “annexation” of Judea and Samaria.

Joachim Kuhs is a member of the European Parliament for the AfD. The following video features his remarks on Israel and the West Bank.

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

Video transcript:

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Spengler on Militant Religiosity

“The present can only accomplish its purification by the erasure of its past.”

Below is the third of Thomas Bertonneau’s three-essay sequence on the crisis of modernity.

Spengler on Militant Religiosity

by Thomas F. Bertonneau

Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), the German historian and philosopher, devotes a suite of three chapters (VII, VIII, and IX) in his Decline of the West, Volume II (1922), to what he calls “The Problems of the Arabian Culture.” The third of these chapters, “Pythagoras, Mohammed, Cromwell,” explores the parallelisms that, in Spengler’s view, and in his use of the word, make these figures “contemporary” with one another. The same chapter also contains Spengler’s analysis of Puritanism, but not strictly in the sense of Calvinist doctrine, although he includes Calvinism in his discussion. Spengler views Puritanism as an inevitable phase of religion, one of doctrinal hardening and literalism in which a totalitarian impulse predominates. Puritanism has manifested itself in all the Great Cultures, as Spengler calls them, such as the Chinese, the Classical, and the Gothic. By “The Problems of Arabian Culture” Spengler does not mean to confine himself to a history of Monophysitism or Islam, although these come under his three-chapter remit. Spengler subsumes “Arabian Culture” under the larger category of “Magian Culture,” which embraces both Arabia Felix and Arabia Deserta but reaches far beyond them to aspects of the late Persian and Syriac societies, to the Hellenism of Alexandria, and even to the Iconoclastic centuries of Byzantium. The term Magian also reaches back in time to the late stages of Mesopotamian society. For Spengler, St. Augustine shares rather more with Islamic theology than he does, say, with St. Thomas and the Scholastics. For Spengler, the Hagia Sophia of Constantinople anticipates the mosque. To understand the chapter-sequence on “The Problems of Arabian Culture,” however, requires that Spengler’s often shocking and sometimes counter-intuitive pronouncements, like the ones just mentioned, take their place among the over-arching assumptions of The Decline.

Spengler’s opus impresses the first-time reader as a colossal improvisation. Its erudition and seeming formlessness put off many would-be explorers. Spengler’s basic propositions nevertheless lend themselves to summary. Spengler rejects the idea of a universal history. He recognizes no singular history but a number of histories in the plural, each one peculiar to its own Great Culture. Thus the Classical or Mediterranean Culture begins with the palace kingdoms of Mycenaean Greece and ends with the Severan Dynasty of the Late Second and Early Third Centuries. Indian Culture begins with the Vedas and ends with Buddhism. Western or “Faustian” Culture has its earliest glimmerings in the Eighth Century but really only leaps into being after the year 1000. Western Culture preserves a profound awareness of Classical Culture but this awareness implies, for Spengler, no actual continuity. Each Great Culture constitutes itself hermetically as an organic whole without debt to adjacent or precursor cultures. Borrowings are never essential, but only ornamental. Spengler emphasizes the organic character of culture. He regards each Great Culture as a living entity, whose mortality impends as soon as it comes to birth. Each Great Culture follows the same seasonal life-course — a vivacious and creative spring, a productive summer, a crisis-afflicted fall, and an increasingly inflexible winter. Spengler also makes a distinction between culture, as such, and civilization. Culture flourishes as the vital phase; civilization takes over as the mechanical phase, becoming more and more rigid until the machine stops.

Each Great Culture first expresses itself in a springtime outburst of religion. The Classical pantheon and associated cults already existed in late Mycenaean times; Homer and Hesiod signify a literate transformation of a long existing Apollonian worldview, as Spengler calls it. By the time of Septimius Severus (reigned 193-211), the Classical religion has become a syncretic henotheism, with one god in numerous guises, complete with a church-structure wedded to the state. Whereas the springtime paganism knew nothing of prejudice, the syncretic henotheism has codified itself as a set of compulsory dogmas. Spengler distinguishes between a Magian and a Gothic Christianity, which have little or nothing to do with one another. The latter appears with the building of the Lady Churches and with the blazing out of sacred polyphony. By the time of the Baroque, however, Catholicism has become the counterpart of syncretic henotheism. A living entity no longer, the Church distinguishes itself hardly at all from the array of explicitly secular institutions. As for Magian Christianity, Spengler classifies it as one of many apocalyptic movements that participate in the same mundial vision. These dispensations show themselves initially around the time of Alexander’s campaigns. Spengler writes in Vol. II, Chapter VIII, how “the world, as spread out for the Magian waking-consciousness, possesses a kind of extension that may be called cavern-like.” A “primary dualism” governs the world-cavern of this revelation: “The light shines through the cavern and battles the darkness.” The Magian Culture reaches its final, ossified phase when Mohammed issues his unalterable Koran and commences his coercive mission.

If social, spiritual, and intellectual rigor mortis belonged to the autumnal and hibernal chapters of the cultural life-course, this would not mean that earlier chapters exhibited no forecast of rigidification. Spasms of Puritanism occur in the vernal and estival chapters but show themselves as liable to suppression by the still-vivacious environments where they arise. The first name in the title of Spengler’s third of three chapters on “The Problems of Arabian Culture” is that of Pythagoras, whose person will be familiar to most readers through its association with the theorem of the right triangle. The lifetime of Pythagoras spans most of the Sixth Century BC, with scholarship locating his birth around 570 and his death around 495. The prevailing myth treats Pythagoras in an anodyne way: Philosopher, mystic, mathematician, vegetarian, discoverer of the cosmic harmony, and champion of animals. Pythagoras invited veneration from the Florentine Humanists and again from the French Symbolists as an idealist and altruist. The truth puts Pythagoras in quite a different light. “Pythagoras was not a philosopher,” Spengler writes; but rather, “he was a saint, prophet and founder of a fanatically religious society that forced its truths upon the people around it by every political and military means.” Croton, the Greek colony in Southern Italy where Pythagoras took up residence in middle life, raised an army under his regime that “in the bitter earnest of [its] gospel of duty duly wrecked gay Sybaris and branded it forever a city without morals.” What was that “gospel”? It consists of the “enthusiasms of a sober spirit, cold intensities, dry mysticism, [and] pedantic ecstasy.”

Pythagoreanism belongs under the category of Puritanism. Spengler defines Puritanism as a symptom of dour old-age: “It lacks the smile that had illumined the religion of the Spring… the moments of profound joy in life, the humour of life.” The destruction of Sybaris, around 510 BC, finds affirmation in both history and archaeology; the city suffered such violence that its survivors had to abandon it and take up residence elsewhere, as in Thurii. The wrath unleashed against Sybaris has lodged in the collective memory, Spengler speculates, “because it was the climax of a wild religious war… an explosion of the same hate that saw in Charles I and his gay Cavaliers not merely doctrinal error, but also worldly disposition as something that must be destroyed root and branch.” Furthermore, “A myth purified and conceptually fortified, combined with rigorous ethical precepts, imbued the Pythagoreans with the conviction that they would attain salvation before all other men.” The South-Italian cities that had come under the sway of the collective enthusiasm eventually found the furor too much to bear. Inspired by Spengler, the scholar Kurt von Fritz issued his book Pythagorean Politics in Southern Italy in 1940. Von Fritz pieces together a simultaneous multi-city uprising that in the space of a few days wreaked vengeance on the Pythagorean committees, burned down their lodges, and suppressed the fanatical portion of their following. Spengler notes that the Pythagorean writings, such as the Golden Tablets, make the promise to loyal adherents of elevation to godhood. That degree of self-satisfaction and self-righteousness could only — and soon — draw forth condign reaction.

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African Migrant Terrorizes the Berlin S-Bahn

Last Monday a young African culture-enricher terrorized everyone, and in particular one young woman, on a suburban train in Berlin. The video below shows what happened

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

The following article from Politically Incorrect (also translated by MissPiggy) describes what happened on the Berlin S-Bahn:

Black Man Terrorises an Entire Train Carriage

S-Bahn Berlin, Gehrenseestraße — A dark-skinned man attacks woman with dog

Martyrdom of a young woman in Berlin’s S-Bahn — Where nobody helps!

By EUGEN PRINZ | A mobile phone video that was recorded on the 29th of June in a Berlin S-Bahn [suburban train] compartment near the Gehrenseestraße stop makes it shockingly clear that unaccompanied women in Germany have become helpless fair game. It also shows how little hope the victims have that someone will come to their aid.

The video sequence begins with pictures of a nearly empty S-Bahn train compartment. Near the front exit of the train compartment we can see M.B. kneeling. She’s kneeling because she being harassed. In desperation, she is on the ground next to her family dog. Standing in front of her is a highly aggressive black man in a red t-shirt, shouting at her and calling her names.

Cries for help are not heard

The kneeling young woman keeps calling for help, while the few people in the compartment stand around indecisively. Only one young man, with wild curly hair and wearing light brown trousers, hesitantly tries in vain to verbally appease the aggressor, who is completely out of control.

When B.M. tries to stand up again, the black man stomps back over to her and shouts: “I’m f***ing your mama!” The girl fearfully holds her hand in front of her face in anticipation of being beaten.

“Can you help me, please?”, she implores the curly-haired man. The black man insults him with the words “You bastard”. When the girl tries to create distance between herself and the black man, he shouts at her several times: “Come to me! Come on, come to me!” and “You’re nobody!”

“You’re nobody!” — (Information for a Bio-German from a asylum seeker)

Unbelievable: Burly man sneaks away, without helping

While this is happening, in the foreground of the video, we can see how one of the passengers, a burly-looking young man with a backpack and white shorts, quietly and inconspicuously moves from standing at the far right end of the compartment to the nearest exit without making any effort to help the young woman.

A few seconds later the S-Bahn stops at Gehrenseestraße station. The man with the backpack leaves the compartment without further concern about what was going on just a few meters away from him. Near the exit where the young girl is standing, the sliding door of the carriage also opens. The black man uses this opportunity to push his victim out into the open with full force. The young woman is desperate because her dog is still in the carriage. Despite the presence of the attacker, she tries to get back into the compartment to her dog. This leads to further scuffles. The woman pleads more and more desperately:

“Can you help me, please, can you help me… please, can you help me… please! I’m getting beat up, please!”

Shockingly, in the background you can see that the strong, younger passenger in white shorts and with a backpack, runs away from the fight, but out of curiosity, comes back when the black man is no longer there.

How anyone can ever look at themselves in the mirror again after such behaviour is a mystery to the author.

Only the younger man with the curly head tries to dissuade the black man from his actions with a repeated loud “Hey, hey, hey”.

Luckily, the aggressor leaves the S-Bahn compartment and makes his way to the stairs of the Gehrenseestraße stop.

Victim reports on Facebook

In the meantime, the victim of the crime has made a statement on Facebook about what had happened earlier:

I actually stood up for the man with the backpack, because he was attacked before me. When he attacked me, unfortunately the man with the backpack didn’t help me…

Apparently there were also Facebook commentators who criticised the victim’s dog. Here too, the young woman had an answer:

Many thanks for the ‘Get well soon’ wishes. However, I would like to address the people who think that think my dog should have intervened. I am HAPPY that he didn’t do anything! The guy was absolutely crazy and we were locked in the moving train. I don’t know what would have happened to my dog, my best friend and a living creature for whom I have responsibility! I wouldn’t have been able to forgive myself if something happened to him! My animal is my friend and not my weapon! Thank you very much!

Federal police have identified suspects

In the meantime, the Federal police have announced that the suspect has already been identified:

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A Gatophage in Campiglia Marittima

Campiglia Marittima is a village in the Italian province of Livorno. Last Tuesday a young culture-enricher from the Ivory Coast killed and cooked a cat over a makeshift fire near the station in Campiglia Marittima, outraging several passers-by, who used their phones to take videos of the incident. The police briefly detained the puir wee bairn, but released him without charge, since apparently there was no violation of any law.

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

The following article about the incident (also translated by FouseSquawk) was posted at neXtQuotidiano:

Man who cooked a cat at Campiglia Marittima

Since this morning, a video has been circulating, posted by a Facebook user, in which a man can be seen who is cooking or burning a cat at Campiglia Marittima. According to the press agency ANSA the man killed the cat and started to cook it lighting a fire on the sidewalk near the city station (Livorno/Leghorn). And from what has been reconstructed by the Carabinieri, who intervened this morning after more notifications, and who have identified the perpetrator as a 21-year-old foreigner who will be reported for killing an animal. The young man was then accompanied to the Carabinieri station pending clarification of his status in Italy. At the moment, he does not appear to be listed as legal. The Carabinieri intervened this morning shortly after 7 in response to numerous calls from citizens.

According to what the mayor of Campiglia Marittima, Alberta Ticciati, wrote, the man has been identified but not arrested. Repubblica Firenze (Florence) writes that the young African man is 23 years of age and comes from the Ivory Coast, and confirms that there has been no arrest because the laws do not apply.

He was a resident at a reception center in the area of Livorno from which he left (or was kicked out — an aspect to be clarified) and now is listed as without fixed abode. The young man has made an application for refugee status, but the request was rejected, and he presented an appeal: the proceeding is now at the Tribunal of Florence. There has been no arrest, as Ceccardi writes (no violation is specified in article 544 bis of the penal code, explain the investigators), but there is a report with release.

Article 544 bis of the penal code specifies that anyone who, out of cruelty or without necessity, causes the death of an animal may be punished by a period of incarceration from four months to two years. The episode has been posted on the Facebook pages of Susanna Ceccardi and Matteo Salvini complete with video.

“A chilling episode in its brutality, but unfortunately all true,” also writes Susanna Ceccardi. “I congratulate the Carabinieri who took the torturer into custody; now we ask for punishment as an example, because in our civilization the domestic animals are left alone and deserve maximum humaneness and respect for all the unconditional love they offer without asking for anything in return,” concludes the candidate for the Lega in the next regional elections in Tuscany.

The story has also been propagated by Matteo Salvini, who increased the dose: “An upsetting scene, cruel and monstrous this morning in Tuscany, near Livorno. They tell me that the delinquent will be arrested, I hope that will be confirmed. It merits jail, and, if he immigrated illegally, expulsion; we don’t want to see him walking around again!”

Both speak of an arrest which in reality has not occurred.

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The AfD Was the Only Party in the Bundestag That Did Not Condemn Israel

Yesterday the German Bundestag voted on a resolution about Israel’s move to assert full sovereignty over a portion of Judea and Samaria, a.k.a. the West Bank. The AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) was the only party that did not vote to condemn the Israeli decision.

In the following video Dr. Anton Friesen speaks on the floor of the Bundestag for the AfD. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The following article from Politically Incorrect was also translated by MissPiggy:

Debate on Two-State Solution in the Middle East

AfD is the only party to reject condemnation of Israel in the Bundestag

July 1, 2020

All parties except the AfD have submitted motions to the Bundestag session this afternoon to condemn Israel for the alleged “annexation” of Judea and Samaria, the home of the Jewish people. The AfD will be the only party to reject all these motions.

The first parliamentary director of the AfD, Bernd Baumann, said at the press conference this morning: “The position of the AfD is that we do not give advice to Israel from the AfD. Given our basic historical position, we will not give advice to Israel.” The AfD will therefore be the only party in the German Bundestag that does not condemn Israel.

The MEP for the AfD, Joachim Kuhs, already described on PI-NEWS why Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is not an “illegal occupation”. In a recent video from Brussels, Kuhs, who is a member of the AfD board and chairman of the “Christians in the AfD”, said: “ARD and ZDF want viewers to believe that the Israeli provinces of Judea and Samaria are ‘illegally occupied territories’. Last August, I was able to visit Judea and Samaria with a delegation of ‘Jews in the AfD’ and form my own opinion.”

Below are excerpts from an article published by Arutz Sheva about the debate over Judea and Samaria in the Bundestag and the historical background for it:

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YouTube Cracks Down

The following video by the German vlogger Unblogd discusses YouTube’s recent crackdown on “hate speech”, which took out Stefan Molyneux’s channel, among others. The purge was part of a larger Night of the Long Knives staged by Big Tech against users who dissent from the Woke party line on BLM, Coronamadness, etc.

In the video below, Unblogd refers to his earlier report on the terror incident at a Paris shopping center, which was almost immediately taken down by YouTube. Fortunately, Vlad’s version at 3Speak is still available.

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

Video transcript:

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Céline Pina: “This Madness is Contaminating us All”

[I had to get another injection in my eye this afternoon, so I’m running on only three cylinders this evening. Nevertheless, I’ll do what I can to get some posts up.]

Céline Pina is a French politician and essayist who is known for her vigorous criticism of Islam. In the following video Ms. Pina discusses the ubiquitous torquing of language that has become a mainstay of political correctness in the West.

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

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Terror at a Paris Shopping Center

Earlier today an unidentified gunman carrying what was described as a Kalashnikov appeared at a shopping center in Paris. The unfortunate gentleman, presumably suffering from some form of mental illness, reportedly shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” (which is Arabic for “Down with systemic racism!”) while terrorizing shoppers.

The shopping center was evacuated. Some witnesses said they heard what sounded like gunshots, but no injuries were reported. Police were unable to find the gunman, and then inexplicably called off the search for the suspect.

The following video is a report on the incident by the German vlogger Unblogd. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Below are excerpts from the accompanying article at RAIR Foundation:

Paris: Police Inexplicably Call Off Search for ‘Allahu Akhbar’ Gunman at Les Quatre Temps Shopping Center

by Amy Mek

This morning, June 30, a manhunt was deployed in the business district of La Défense, at a shopping center just outside Paris, Les Quatre Temps (also known as 4-Temps). Police called off the investigation with the unnerving explanation that they could not find a suspect.

In 2015, this specific shopping center was singled out as a terror target in video released by Al Shabaab, the same terrorist group that killed 60 people in a Kenyan mall in 2013.

A shopper at Les Quatre Temps first reported that he had spotted a man carrying a machine gun around 9:30 am “confirming what several witnesses report.” Additionally, according to International news organization ok diario, “others claimed to have seen someone throw a glass bottle on the ground to the cry of ‘allahu akbar’.”

One female witness at the shopping center “heard explosions resembling gunshots”. She adds, “There was a crowd movement then everyone ran out.” Another witness named Olivia who is employed a Cafe in the center agrees, “I heard two shots. I was panicked. I went out and ran. “

The military and police completely locked the entire area, including La Defense train station and evacuated terrified shoppers who can be scene rushing out with their hands raised over the heads.

According to a news correspondent citing a police source, the man on the loose is “athletically built, wearing a black mask and is carrying a machine gun.”

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1492 And All That

Eric Zemmour recently pointed out the fact that BLM mobs are using the same playbook throughout the West in their violence and propaganda.

Below is an example from Catalonia: a statue of Christopher Columbus was recently vandalized in Barcelona. Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating these two videos, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video is a news report about the attack on the statue:

The second video was produced by the populist party Vox. It features a Vox spokesman, and shows a demonstration by Vox supporters to protest the vandalism and protect the statue:

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Rasmus Paludan Bunged Into Chokey

The Danish “Islamophobe” Rasmus Paludan is well-known to regular readers of this site, thanks to the dozens of videos of his street demonstrations that Vlad Tepes has uploaded over the past four or five years. Vlad has lost a lot of channels during that time, but he recently re-uploaded last September’s interview with Mr. Paludan in Quebec. This time it’s on the 3Speak platform (in five parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5), so it’s less likely to disappear from the web.

Denmark used to be bastion of free speech. Thirteen years ago, when I first started paying attention to Danish politics, there was a greater degree of free speech in Denmark than anywhere else in Western Europe. And maybe there still is — but in the years since then, free speech in Western Europe has all but disappeared.

Rasmus Paludan was recently convicted of “racism” in a Danish court, and will spend a month in jail if his planned appeal is unsuccessful. Below are two articles about the verdict, first from Reuters:

Danish far-right party leader sentenced to jail on racism and defamation

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) — The leader of Danish far-right party Stram Kurs, lawyer Rasmus Paludan, was disbarred from the legal profession and sentenced to three months in jail on Thursday after being found guilty of racism.

Stram Kurs (Hard Line) was close to getting into parliament in the last election in Denmark with a policy based on banning Islam and deporting hundreds of thousands of Muslims.

Paludan first came to public attention in 2017 when he started making anti-Muslim Youtube videos. His stunts have included publicly burning the Koran, sometimes wrapped in bacon, in what he said was a tribute to free speech.

Paludan was sentenced to 14 days of conditional imprisonment in 2019 for racist speech. He will now face one month of imprisonment with two additional months of suspended sentence after being found guilty of 14 different accounts of racism, defamation and hazardous driving.

Additionally, as part of his sentence, Paludan was disbarred for three years, had his driver’s licence suspended for one year and was fined around 40,000 Danish crowns ($6,012.23), the district court said in a statement.

Paludan denied all charges.

The second report is from the BBC:

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Malign Foreign Influences in Dutch Mosques

The Dutch Parliament has concluded a study on the influence of non-free countries on Muslims in the Netherlands. Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from De Dagelijkse Standaard:

Parliamentary commission concludes Dutch mosques influenced by non-free countries

by Michael van der Galien
June 25, 2020

The parliamentary commission that conducted an investigation into the funding of mosques and Islamic schools has concluded that they are influenced through “financiers from non-free lands who want to exercise their political-religious influence in the Netherlands.” This concerns “fundamentalist messages that reject the core values of our society.”

The Tweede Kamer needed a commission in order to conclude that? Literally, everybody knew all along that there were problems, but oh, oh, the Second Chamber had to first investigate it thoroughly, and only then could they could say it.

The most important criticism is directed towards Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. There imams are trained and indoctrinated with an extreme version of Islam, and then sent out to the Netherlands. “Muslim communities are also bombarded with strict religious messages via social media.”

The commission also whines about Turkey— The Diyanet (Turkish agency for religious affairs) is said to “hold a political grip on the visitors to the mosques and the Turkish Dutch”. If that was true, then you still ask yourself what would be illegal about it. It is completely logical that a country wants to have contact with its citizens, even if they live elsewhere. The Netherlands does no different. And the message from Turkish Diyanet imams is really never anti-democratic and never affects the fundamentals of the democratic constitutional state. Perhaps the connections with Turkey are underscored, but yes, in the Netherlands, we have allowed the people to have two passports. So it is logical and even defensible that Turkey contacts its people and treats them as Turks. Which they always are.

As regards the anti-democratic, anti-West messages that are preached in Arab and Moroccan mosques: This must naturally be discussed directly with the countries. Possibilities to stop it must be looked at… if the possibilities are legal.

Because yes, in the Netherlands, we have religious freedom. Foreigners can be influenced by the content of religious leaders’ speeches.

Oh no, does Michael really write now that they are free and must be free?

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Turks vs. Antifa in Vienna

Last Wednesday night violence broke out in Vienna among an unlikely group of combatants: Turkish Islamic zealots against an alliance of Kurdish feminists and Antifa. The antifas may have gotten more than they bargained for when they took up the cause of the Kurds and brought down the wrath of the Grey Wolves upon their heads.

The main battlefront was on the street in front of the Ernst Kirchweger Haus, which is the headquarters for Antifa. It’s named for a commie martyr who was killed in political street violence in 1965.

The following two videos concern the riots in Vienna. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The first video is a compilation of raw clips of the violence at the Ernst Kirchweger Haus in Vienna:

The second video features acerbic commentary by the vlogger Unblogd:

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