Gaza Meddling in Swedish Politics

The following report was published earlier at Fousesquawk in a slightly different form.

Gaza Meddling in Swedish Politics

by Fousesquawk

The article below by Tobias Petersson in Katerina Magasin, a Swedish site, describes how Palestinian activists in Gaza are meddling in Swedish politics on behalf of those Swedish politicians who support their cause, namely Social Security Minister Annika Strandhäll and Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.

Translation by Fousesquawk.

Foreign Influence Campaign for Strandhäll Driven by Anti-Semitic Activist Group

Now Gaza is involving itself in (the fact that) a Swedish opposition party has submitted a declaration of mistrust against Social Security Minister Annika Strandhäll. It is the activist group Ihbid Electronic Army which supports Strandhäll. Ihbid Electronic Army is a Palestinian propaganda network in Gaza which has launched a campaign for the Social Democrats on Facebook and Twitter. This is revealed by Tobias Petersson, an opinion writer against violent extremism and anti-Semitism.

That is what the activist group has written in Arabic on its Facebook page with 35,000 followers. “Social (Security) Minister Annika Strandhäll is being subjected to attempts to remove her by the right alliance and pro-Zionist parties. She is known for her positions in support of the Palestinian cause. She and her party had the courage to make the decision to recognize the Palestinian state, which made Sweden the first European country to do so.”

The activist group has spammed a Facebook post from Parliament member Anders Österberg (S) in support of Annika Strandhäll. On their Facebook page, Ihbid Electronic Army urges its activists to write positive comments in the comment field on Österberg’s post for Strandhäll. “What a wonderful person and wonderful minister!” And “You should fight back and be strong!” people are asked to write to Strandhäll. Österberg’s contributions have received thousands of comments, mostly from the activists of the Palestinian activist group. Currently, Österberg’s Facebook page has been removed or inactivated.

The activists in Gaza have also released a video in Arabic with English text where they accuse Israel of acting like the Nazis in Nazi Germany. To compare Israel’s current policy with the Nazis is anti-Semitic, according to the IHRA’s working definition of anti-Semitism.

This weekend, the “Ihbid Electronic Army” also tried to influence the EU election by urging its Palestinian activists to spam Foreign Minister Margot Wallström’s Facebook page with positive messages. Unfortunately, I do not think it is entirely without Social Democratic involvement that this happens.

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The Assumption of Dignity

In her latest essay, Tabitha Korol discusses Rashida Tlaib, who represents Palestine in the United States House of Representatives.

The Assumption of Dignity

by Tabitha Korol

Rashida Tlaib, the Muslim congresswoman who proclaimed that she feels more Palestinian than American in Congress, and wrapped herself in a Palestinian terrorist flag at her victory party on Friday, May 10, proudly declared, “There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust.” We were deeply offended but not surprised as she had already revealed her lack of empathy for the tragic suffering of so many millions of innocents because she was raised in a culture of disrespect, contempt, bloodshed and death. The Hebrew Commandments mandate respect and reciprocity (The Golden Rule), and the Hebrew and Christian Bibles were able to humanize the savages that had existed previously, while the Koran commands that Muslims torment and kill Jews, Christians, and others unless they convert to Islam (2:120; 3:56; 3:85; 3:118; 3:178; 5:14; and more).

Tlaib added, “When I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their ‘human dignity,’ their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports.”

Clarification is required here. The “tragedy of the Holocaust,” in her view, is that there were sufficient Jews who survived the Holocaust to re-establish their ancient homeland, Israel! As for the Arabs who “lost their land and livelihood,” they left their homes based on a hollow promise that they would return when the five Arab armies defeated and eliminated the Jews. Life presents choices, and the Arabs who chose to leave (fewer than 750,000) not only forfeited their homes but were also treated as outcasts by their own brethren, never being absorbed into the huge Islamic land mass. They were also held as bargaining pawns, neglected by their own so that the United Nations took on the responsibility of their subsistence. The Arabs who stayed in Israel are the grandparents of today’s Arab Israeli citizens. Unlike their Arab counterparts, the Jews (~850,000) who fled persecution in Arab lands were welcomed and absorbed, primarily into Israel, but also into Europe and the US.

So, the “outcast” Jews and the “outcast” Arabs had the same time, land and climatic conditions to create a home where they were, but the difference is “inherent dignity.” Out of malarial swampland and desert, the Jews worked tirelessly to build a successful, thriving country, today among the most advanced in the world, whereas the Arabs, now named “Palestinians,” continue to this day to wallow in victimhood and world pity, teaching their children to do the same, and extending their hands for additional “humanitarian” aid. Dignity is inherent, or it is not.

Let’s correct some intentional misinformation. The Jews are the indigenous people in what is now Israel. Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, two thousand years before the rise of Islam. The Hebrews conquered the land in 1272 BCE and held dominion over it for a thousand years, with a continuous presence for the past 3,300 years. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as Palestinians in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel, after losing yet another aggressive war against Israel and in need of a fallacious narrative on which to establish a tie with the land.

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Guy Bechor: Progressive Jews Are More Dangerous to Israel Than Iran

In the following TV panel discussion from Israel, the journalist Dr. Guy Bechor explains that American Jewish Progressives are the enemies of Israel and their fellow Jews, and should even be denied the right to return to Israel, since they are a danger to the Jewish state.

He also highlights the prominence of Progressive Jews in the “Russia collusion” conspiracy against President Donald Trump.

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

Video transcript:

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A Day in the Life of Sderot, Parts 4-6

Below are the next three videos from MC’s series on life in the southern Israeli city of Sderot (parts 1-3 are here). In these installments you’ll see the site where a rocket landed in the middle of a street, a high school that had to be shut down after being hit by a Palestinian rocket, and a memorial for people killed in Hamas’ attacks before Iron Dome was brought in to protect the city.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading these videos.

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MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.

A Day in the Life of Sderot, Parts 1-3

Our Israeli correspondent MC has recorded a series of videos in his hometown of Sderot. All of the footage was taken since yesterday’s rocket attacks from Gaza began. Below are the first three videos; from what Vlad tells me, there are at least two more to come.

In these three installments you’ll see, among other things, a middle school protected by a special armored superstructure to keep students safe from rocket attacks. You’ll see a playground where the brightly-painted play structures — such as a huge caterpillar that children can run through — are made of reinforced concrete so they can double as bomb shelters. And you’ll see the launchers for Iron Dome interceptors, which are able to stop most of Hamas’ rockets before they hit the ground.

This is daily life in Sderot.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading this videos.

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MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.

Rockets Over Sderot (Yet Again)

More than two hundred rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel today. According to The Times of Israel, several towns near the Gaza border have been hit, including Ashkelon, Netivot, and Sderot. Dozens of the missiles were reportedly intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system.

Here’s the latest from our Israeli correspondent MC, reporting from Sderot (with video):

I managed to get the videos this morning. These are UN-approved attacks on civilians by the Hamas terrorist administration. You are watching war crimes which will go unrecognised because the victims are Israeli Jews who are just too ‘evil’ to be considered members of the human race.

So we get bombed and nobody gives an (ape or a) monkey.

Hamas is a fundamentalist Islamic group which, because it mainly targets Israeli Jews, is approved by many European and world politicians; they are the ‘friends’ of the British Labour Party.

The videos were taken this morning from my front porch. I apologise for the quality, but I was trying to limit my exposure to shrapnel and any other junk.

The delay between the flash and the bang gives me several miles’ distance, but the closer ones are too fast to track.

I was however determined to get some footage despite the risks, these are more than just overgrown fireworks as some apologists for Islam are wont to declare.

A house in Ashkelon was hit today and there was shrapnel damage. a look at The Jerusalem Post website will show you the stills.

The Israeli retaliations are going on as I write, but they will be limited because, whilst the world condoned the bombing of jooz, it despises any proper Israeli response, calling for ‘moderation’ which is diplo-speak for ‘don’t retaliate or we will condemn it as “disproportionate”.’

So we supply Gaza with fuel, food, and electricity, and they return death and destruction. This just epitomises the self-righteous arrogance of the so-called ‘religion of peace’ and its supporters in London, Brussels, Rome, Stockholm, and Washington DC.

Late update: Israeli TV is reporting that the reason for the rocket attacks is the upcoming Eurovision song contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading this video:

MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.

Update on the War in Gaza

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends the latest news from Sderot:

Although you may be reading in the news about a ‘peace deal’, the reality on the ground is different.

The past three days have seen sporadic shelling and bombing (outgoing), with continued kite and balloon attacks.

Tonight we are hearing artillery and gunfire with aircraft etc.

The area has all the signs of a military campaign in the making. We passed a field full of tanks coming in from Ashkelon today. Given that it is Shabbat, this is serious. Normally things stop at sunset on Friday, but not tonight. Expect some move soon.

It appears that Hamas’ control may not have be as complete as they would have us believe, and that a faction in Gaza is trying to provoke instability.

For those who are interested, here’s the story from Arutz Sheva on the “peace deal”:

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Rockets Over Sderot (Again)

As a follow-up to his earlier post, MC sends the latest on the rockets’ red glare in Sderot:

It is 21:06, and we have just had the first Iron Dome intercept of the night. A present from the religion of ‘peace’ (the piece around here tends to be shrapnel; we oftentimes hear it coming down on the roof).

Now another ‘seva adom’ and a big bang, no Iron Dome — it may have hit the open land over the road.

Islam really is a spiteful regime. Here comes another as I write, making three, and Iron Dome is roaring away, another multiple intercept…

It is nighttime, but I can see the smoke trails overhead. The rockets are just a dot of light as they go over, then a flash and a bang or two.

The ID battery is about half a mile away, so many of the intercepts happen almost overhead.

How do I feel about it? Tense, peeved and a bit anxious. Islam does something to a person; somehow it makes one inhuman. People try to help and accommodate Muslims, but they have no grace. To be helped is their Allah-given right. It is the duty of every kafir to serve them.

One cannot deal with Muslims; they have murder and treachery in the hearts. In return for our handing over Gaza, they make a battleground of the sky above our heads.

MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.

Hamas Starts Yet Another War With Israel

Our Israeli correspondent MC sent us this message from Sderot:

It looks bad here. Reserves are being called up and roads have been closed in the area.

The missile to the Sharon last night was a huge escalation. It was homemade and had a large warhead — with a GRAD type range. It looks as if Hamas has reverse engineered something with a range up to 100km.

Local events are being cancelled, and Hamas is talking up a provocation, but at the same time claiming that the missile was a ‘mistake’. That will be the second of such mistakes in the last few weeks — a missile was intercepted just South of Tel Aviv about a month ago.

There are even claims that the ‘mistake’ was caused by the weather:

Hamas: Rocket Launch May Have Been Caused by ‘Bad Weather’

A Hamas official denied Israel’s accusation that it was behind Monday’s rocket strike on a town in central Israel, north of Tel Aviv, Monday morning which wounded seven Israelis and led Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to vow a strong response.

“No one from the resistance movements, including Hamas, has an interest in firing rockets from the Gaza Strip towards the enemy,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity, evoking the possibility that it may have been caused by “bad weather”…

The fake ‘mistake’ means that Hamas can claim that Israel is the aggressor and that any response is ‘disproportionate.

My experience with missiles in the Royal Navy tells me that the idea of a ‘mistake’ is just so much codswallop. It takes at least four approvals to ignite a missile. And one never points them at civilian areas, even for ‘fun’.

Corbyn’s ‘friends’ are one nasty piece of work, and birds of a feather…

I will keep you updated on how it feels if and when it escalates. My youngest son is likely to be called up in the next few hours.

A follow-up email from MC came in shortly afterwards:

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Jordanian MP Salutes Palestinian Who Murdered Israelis

A Jordanian MP named Khalil Attieh recently stood up in parliament to paean the Palestinian who murdered two Israelis.

To clarify what happens in the video below, the translator sends this context:

1.   In the first part he salutes the killer of the Jewish civilians. This is straightforward.
2.   The second part is less obvious. The speaker is referring to an Arab Interior Ministers’ conference in Rabat, where he apparently learned of a conspiracy led by Saudi Arabia with Israel and US, whereby the protectorate of the Temple Mount (Bait al-Maqdes in Islam) would be removed from Jordan and the Hashemite Kingdom, and given to Saudi Arabia. So, because of this alleged conspiracy against Jordan, the speaker is calling on the Jordanian government to expel the Israeli ambassador and recall the Jordanian ambassador from Israel. He uses offensive language when referring to this.
 

Many thanks to Ibn Al-Malek for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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A Bridge Too Far

Tabitha Korol’s latest essay concerns a recent event staged by the “Interfaith” movement — which, as Maj. Stephen Coughlin has so assiduously documented, is simply a cover for infiltration and indoctrination by agents of the Muslim Brotherhood, in which naïve Christians and Jews become unwitting dupes.

A Bridge Too Far*

by Tabitha Korol

It was brought to my attention that Westmount Temple Emanu-el Beth Shalom in Montreal hosted a Muslim-Awareness Interfaith Shabbat Dinner on January 25, 2019, to pay homage to the six dead and nineteen wounded from a lone attack on a Montreal mosque two years previously. Such well-meaning, but naïve, efforts were hijacked by Muslim apologists to promote their false victimhood status to garner sympathy from others.

One might wonder why there was no outreach from Jews or Muslims for the desecration attack in March 2018 on a synagogue in Thornhill, and no homage paid for the October, 2018 massacre of eleven congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, inasmuch as Canada and the US are connected in many ways. Neither was there any form of condolence or apology offered when a small Canadian Arab newspaper, Al Saraha, published an antisemitic article that posited why Hitler killed the Jews, stated that the number of six million Jews killed during the Holocaust was severely inflated, and asserted that Jews are to blame for Germany’s economic collapse, sexual license and promiscuity.

Inasmuch as the Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Dinner so closely preceded Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day designated to confront the hatred and crimes against the Jewish people, it begs the question as to why that was not incorporated into the outreach, except that Muslims do not grant victimhood status to others, and they continue to deny the Holocaust as the systematic murder of six million Jews. Our FBI records show that Jews still experience the greatest number, by far, of attacks and assaults, yet nothing was done to honor those victims and awaken the attendees to the dire situation of antisemitism that is once again upon us.

It is pertinent to include herewith a few unpalatable facts. Muslims have killed 669 million people over 1400 years, a number quite astounding, but correct. Those who were not killed — the Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and others — were forced into captivity and conversion. They became the ancestors of today’s 1.6 billion Muslims, including the masses who are now committing unspeakable crimes in Sweden, Germany, France, England — 29 countries worldwide.

Arab-Islamic attacks on Jews began with the Battle of Khaybar in 628 AD, against Christians with raids into Byzantine lands in 630, and rapidly engulfed the non-Arab people of North Africa, Spain, Persia, and beyond. In 1801, the Barbary pirates attacked American shipping, and in 2000, the USS Cole. The World Trade Center was attacked twice, in 1993 and 2001, followed by group bombings, shootings, stabbings, and property damage — hate crimes. However, in a country the size of America, the imams have informed their jihadis that eventual conquest must be achieved by other means — through civilizational or stealth jihad. Hence, our government now has an inordinate number of Muslims in office. Unashamedly antisemitic and anti-American, they are working to change our laws to be increasingly socialist and then sharia-compliant.

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Splitting Hairs

In his latest essay, our Israeli correspondent MC wades into the murky cultural waters where shariah advocates and social justice warriors converge.

Splitting Hairs

by MC

The Hebrew ‘shalom’ is translated as ‘peace’, but that is not particularly accurate. It actually describes an ‘inner peace’, which comes with a personal relationship with the Creator, in this case Yahovah. ‘Peace’ is essentially a manmade thing (or not, as the case may be), but shalom comes through keeping the Commandments of Yah.

In this day and age this kind study of is considered to be ‘splitting hairs’, just as the difference between quoting a hadith about Mohammed’s sexual proclivities and accusing him of paedophilia is ‘splitting hairs’, since the one makes the other obvious.

The problem about a sex act with a 9-year-old is not so much the gross physical intrusion as the potential for damage to the child both physical and — especially — emotional. This is true particularly when considering the case of Mohammed, a religious icon whose every act is to be emulated by the faithful.

A 9-year-old is a child, and it thus vulnerable. Because a child is, by definition, not yet physically or emotionally mature, he or she cannot be considered able to give any kind of informed consent to a sex act. Any sex act.

Islam, being a male fantasy-oriented religion, takes no account of consent from either mature or immature women. On the other hand, the Judeo-Christian religions regard the woman as the ‘life-giver’, as the name Adam gave to Eve (Chava) implies. The woman is thus a pivotal player in the commandment to go forth and multiply, and we build our Western culture around the need to support this life-giver and her offspring — or rather we did until Roe vs. Wade.

Thus, because paedophilia is an intrinsic part of Islam, any judgement comes down to a matter of who can get away with offending whom. Muslims become violent when offended and start murdering people, but since Christians are mainly ‘white supremacists’ and need to be taught a lesson anyway… or so it seems to go these days. But just when did emotion and politicking creep into the modern law-making and its associated executive process?

So the recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision that to call Mohammed a paedophile is ‘hate speech’ is fraught with implications. In itself, the idea behind ‘hate’ speech is to provide a means to demonize free speech. Bur free speech is only really proven to be free when somebody is offended by it. So just how do we define hate speech in a ‘free speech’ context, if the two are so mutually incompatible?

Is it when free speech causes harm, as in falsely shouting FIRE in a crowded cinema?

To tip the scales of justice, the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ must be clearly delineated, and must be able to be applied in all circumstances to all people, both equally, and across the board.

Do Muslims have an existential problem with paedophilia? Does the rest of society therefore have to give way to these Muslim sensitivities? Is there therefore a different law for Muslims — ‘Yes’, ‘Yes’ and ‘Yes’, it would appear.

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Belgium: A Surge of Asylum Seekers From Gaza

FouseSquawk is reporting on news about a significant recent increase in the number of asylum seekers entering Belgium from Gaza. He has translated two articles from Joods Actuelle, a Belgian (Flemish) Jewish site. His summary:

The former Belgian minister for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, has complained publicly that his successor has increased the number of asylum seekers admitted into the country from 50-60 a day to 191 a day, the largest group coming from Gaza. He has made a video in Flemish in which he says he understands the fear of the Jewish community about this migration.

Read the two complete translations from the Dutch at FouseSquawk.

In addition, I sent a French-language article on the topic to our French translator Nathalie and asked her to evaluate it. We decided that it was too technical to warrant a complete translation, although Francophones may find it useful.

Nathalie sent this summary, plus some additional observations:

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