Trolling for the Muslim Vote in Denmark

The number of Muslims living in Denmark has grown large enough to have electoral significance. And, as in all other Western countries, Muslims organize themselves to vote as a bloc, usually for the left-wing parties — the Left seems more willing than the Right to adopt policies that attract Muslim votes.

Tania Groth, who translated the article below, includes these remarks:

Four years of leftist socialist, globalist open-doors government spells no end of trouble for Denmark. This election was a watershed moment, and it would not surprise me at all if we have seen the last of any future conservative government (not that the last “conservative” government was any great force in stemming the tide — on the contrary — and the immigration-critical Danish People’s Party did pretty much nothing).

In any case, with the demographic situation and Muslims organizing themselves to vote for radical leftist parties… it is the beginning of the end. Denmark is gaining speed on the slippery slope and, alas, they’re either too dumb to realize it, or too lazy to do anything about it.

I despair for my fellow Danes, I truly do.

The translated article from Jyllands-Posten:

The mobilization of Muslim voters, which led to massive advances in the Radical Liberals in vulnerable residential areas, does not please everyone.

“It worries me, because it shows that there is no separation of the various powers, but instead parties are bonded together not on political grounds, but rather on the premises of Islam. It can affect the very basic uniformity we have in Danish society,” says Søren Hviid Pedersen, a debater and high school teacher with a PhD in political theory.

As Jyllands-Posten reported Friday, in urban districts that are on the government’s ghetto list, there was an organized mobilization of the area’s residents. In Gellerup in western Århus, an electoral group was set up, which in co-operation with a mosque and various associations, recommended that people vote for the Radicals and the Unity List.

Nor does it please the debater and priest Sørine Gotfredsen:

“When you begin with this mobilization, and even stand with authorities in the lead recommending specific parties (to vote for), the parallel society has gone from being introverted and closed and in general completely deaf towards the surrounding society to wanting to enter into the debate in order to change society. The parallel society comes a step further in the struggle for what defines Denmark.”

In Gellerup the Radical Liberals went from a voting share of 5.1 percent in 2015 to 34.2 percent in 2019. The same trend was seen in Vollsmose, Tingbjerg and in Nørrebro, where the Unity List is also strong.

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They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!

The urge to create the above image was prompted by the latest of uncountably many incidents in which a Muslim perpetrator of an atrocity was identified as having mental problems. In this particular case, it was a Tunisian man in Sweden who was described as having “psychological problems” after he stabbed an elderly Jewish woman and then fled the country.

The general rule seems to be this: If (1) there is a single perpetrator acting alone, and (2) his victims are unrelated to him and not among his acquaintances, then he has “psychological problems”. The incidence of the application of this rule by the media seems to be approaching 100%. When was the last time you read a news report about a “lone wolf” mujahid where he was not described as “having a history of psychological problems”, or words to that effect?

Contrast this practice with the immediate and routine description (often without evidence) of any white non-Muslim who commits an atrocity as a “racist”, a “Trump supporter”, a “white supremacist”, a “right-wing extremist”, etc. In other words, the motive for the deed is always described in ideological terms. But if the perpetrator is Muslim, the initially assigned motive is never ideological — as if adherence to Islam were not in fact evidence of adherence to an extreme political ideology.

Mind you, that doesn’t make the description wrong. Devout adherence to Islam is quite clearly a form of mental illness. Either people with mental problems are drawn to Islam, or being exposed to Islamic doctrine induces mental illness. Or both.

(Feel free to use the graphic for meme pics.)

A Little Bit of Tunisia in Sweden

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

Tunisian Man Reportedly Charged With Knife Attack on Jewish Woman in Sweden

by Fousesquawk

Hat tip JC, Fria Tider and Nyheter Idag

Back in May, a Jewish woman in her 60s was severely stabbed in the Swedish town of Helsingborg. A suspect, not further identified, was quickly arrested in Denmark, where he had allegedly fled after the attack. At the time, the public was assured that this was not a hate crime and had nothing to do with religion.

Now it is being reported that the man who is charged with the crime is of Tunisian origin. The article below from Fria Tider has been translated by Fousesquawk.

Tunisian Behind Knife Attack Against Jewish Woman

June 3, 2019

Domestic: A 30-year-old man of Tunisian origin has now been charged for the brutal knife attack against an older woman in Helsingborg. The woman belonged to the Jewish congregation.

It was in the middle of May that the world’s critical attention was turned toward Sweden after a woman in her 60s belonging to the Jewish congregation was severely stabbed in Helsingborg.

The act occurred in the morning when the woman was on her way to work.

Within a day, the police seized a suspected perpetrator in Denmark, but they did not want to release any details about the man.

The Israeli media, however, who were interested in the case the same day because of the woman’s Jewish affiliation, quickly published information that the suspect was a Muslim man.

The information came from the Israeli Foreign Ministry and also said that the suspect was previously known to the Swedish police.

Today, a man in his 30s has been charged for the brutal knife attack.

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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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Søren Grinderslev: “There is Something Rotten in Denmark, and That Needs to Be Changed”

Below is a campaign video by Søren Grinderslev, who is standing for parliament in Zealand as a member of Rasmus Paludan’s Stram Kurs (“Hard Line”) party.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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An Interview With Rasmus Paludan

Rasmus Paludan is a Danish lawyer and anti-Islam activist who is currently running for parliament. His party, Stram Kurz (Hard Line), is currently polling well enough to make it likely that he will be sitting in Folketinget this time next month — although, as Vlad mentions in the interview, he will almost certainly be excluded from any possible coalition by the cordon sanitaire that always draws around Islam-critical parties in Europe. It has happened to the PVV, Sverigedemokraterna (the Sweden Democrats), Vlaams Belang, the AfD, and all the other “right-wing extremist” parties.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for conducting the interview and uploading the video:

Ha! Nazi, Schmazi!

Rasmus Paludan is a Danish lawyer and anti-Islam activist who is almost certain to become a member of parliament after next month’s general election.

In the following excerpt from a TV panel discussion, a retired politician named Mimi Jakobsen — who was Minister of Culture for the Centre Democrats back in the 1980s — likens Mr. Paludan to a Nazi. In the ensuing argument, he flings the same insult back at her. Before the program is over, she hints that she’s planning on suing him for his impertinence.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Integration Isn’t Working, Time to Go!

In the following video, Rasmus Paludan leads his colleagues in a little song while they burn a Koran. Mr. Paludan is a Danish lawyer, anti-Islam activist, and the founder of the Stram Kurs party, which is expected to earn enough votes to win seats in parliament next month.

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

Video transcript:

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Rasmus Paludan: “Either You Throw Out the Muslims, or They Take Over”

Early yesterday morning I posted a brief clip of Rasmus Paludan, the Danish lawyer and anti-Islam activist. It was an excerpt from a longer four-minute video. Since the latter was close-captioned rather than subtitled, I posted only the short video and just linked to the longer one.

Shortly after the post went up, YouTube took the longer video down for violating Danmarks Radio’s copyright. Fortunately, Vlad Tepes had saved a copy of the file, and Tania Groth has kindly translated it for subtitles. This was a good opportunity to provide a more comprehensive translation of the rapid-fire exchanges in the candidates’ debate.

Rasmus Paludan and his party Stram Kurs (Hard Line) have come up from nothing in a short period of time, and are now poised to enter the Danish parliament after next month’s general elections. When you watch the video below, you’ll see why Mr. Paludan is giving the political class such a bad case of heartburn. As Steen says, “Stram Kurs is indeed turning the tables in Denmark.”

I must note once again that it is Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, about halfway down the line of debate participants, whom Mr. Paludan is specifically addressing:

Video transcript:

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Rasmus Paludan to the Prime Minister: “Danes Are En Route to Becoming a Minority in Their Own Country”

Long-time readers are familiar with Rasmus Paludan, the Danish lawyer and anti-Islam activist who has repeatedly staged provocations in culturally enriched districts of several Danish cities. The first time we saw him in action was in January of 2017, when he was chased away from a “community center” in Nørrebro by a group of anarchists and Muslims. Mr. Paludan had worn a kippah while filing a video report at the center, to see what would happen.

As we reported last month, Mr. Paludan’s Koran-burning demonstrations had upset Muslims so much that they rioted in response, burning cars and looting and throwing rocks and engaging in all their other favorite youthful pastimes. As a result, the police banned any further such demonstrations, saying they were a “danger to the public peace”.

Mr. Paludan recently collected enough signatures to put his political party Stram Kurs (Hard Line) on the ballot in next month’s general elections. This has catapulted him from a minor nuisance to a major political irritant, since by law he is allowed to participate in televised political debates.

After you watch the video below, I think you’ll agree that Rasmus Paludan is one of the main reasons why the state has just cracked down on Steen, Jeppe Juhl, and other anti-Islam activists. Mr. Paludan’s actions have forced a national conversation on a topic that the Powers That Be would prefer to leave undiscussed.

By the way — the jowly man who is seen near the end of this clip, looking somewhat morose and thoughtful, is Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of the Venstre Party, which leads the current coalition government.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Our group didn’t do the translation, so I can’t provide a transcript. An electrifying four-minute video, from which this one is excerpted, is available here. You’ll need to set “CC” on to see the close-captioning.

Update on the Danish Crackdown

Vlad talked to Tania Groth today about events in Denmark, and here’s his report:

A general election was called in Denmark 2 days ago, on Monday. [Elections will take place on June 5.]

Today, Wednesday the 8th of May, is when the arrests took place, one of which, Jeppe Juhl, was a man running for the New Conservative party of Denmark.

A major newspaper in Denmark, Ekstra Bladet, ran a straw poll to see who would win the upcoming election and Rasmus Paludan polled at 24%, the highest amount of any party in Denmark.

Snaphanen [Steen], one of the arrested and a 67-year-old Danish blogger, was taken away by SIX police officers in handcuffs for sharing the video of the Scandinavian girls who had been decapitated by muslims in Morocco.

Jeppe Juhl, who was also arrested for sharing the video, said he had never even seen it let alone shared it, and they had arrested him also in connection for his work with NewsPeek, at least two years ago.

Thank you, Tania G for the insights onto these events in Denmark today, which show the real totalitarian, anti-democratic beliefs of the current Danish Prime Minister.

Crackdown on Islam-Critics in Denmark

I woke up this morning to find this comment by a Dane posted on last night’s news feed:

I thought you may want to know; not sure where to post this, so here it is anyway: This morning, Steen from “Snaphanen” in Copenhagen, Denmark was picked up by six police officers and taken in for questioning in handcuffs, and his computers, hard drives etc. seized. Allegedly for linking to links from other links to links eventually leading to a video of a beheading.

Shakespeare was right. There IS something rotten in the state of Denmark.

I took a quick look at Steen’s Steen’s blog. He has posted — using a borrowed computer — about what happened. He’s not the only one who was rounded up this morning; evidently this was a big day for cracking down on “Islamophobes” in Denmark.

In Denmark! I thought Denmark was different, but evidently not.

This is the closest to home the repression has hit. Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was prosecuted and convicted, but she was never arrested, nor did she have her computers seized. This is the first time a good friend of mine has been handcuffed and taken away to help police with their enquiries.

I spent many enjoyable hours in Steen’s company on several occasions a few years ago. He put me up in his apartment and introduced me to a number of Danish dissidents, including Lars Hedegaard. Steen is a superb photographer — that was his primary pursuit before he took up Islamophobia. He took the photo at the top of this post in happier days, when I was in Denmark back in 2009, enjoying a meal at a restaurant with a group of Scandinavian dissidents. You can see me sitting at the far end of the table.

Below the jump is a machine translation of Steen’s post, adjusted to the extent that I could manage it. The mention of “Joseph K.” is a reference to Franz Kafka’s novel The Trial:

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Still Criminal After All These Years

It has been nearly eight years since Fjordman was driven into hiding by the uproar over the massacre by Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo and on the island of Utøya. The killer’s 1,500-page “manifesto” was packed with references to and quotes from the Counterjihad movement, with Fjordman and Robert Spencer heading the list.

The apparatchiks of the Legacy Culture — not just in the media, but academics, politicians, and public intellectuals — were unwilling to let a crisis go to waste. They let loose with both barrels against those of us who resist the Islamization of our societies. Since Gates of Vienna was Fjordman’s most frequent venue, we were drawn into the media frenzy along with the major players. Our fifteen minutes of fame went on for months, and I can’t tell you how glad we were when the furor finally died down.

When the uproar was at its height in early August of 2011, someone suggested to me that I might want to shut Gates of Vienna down to protect myself. I said, “[Epithet redacted] that! I’m not shutting anything down!” My Scottish blood comes to the fore whenever hostile forces poke at me, and my default response is always defiance.

I’m glad we decided to keep on with it, and follow the Breivik saga as it unfolded. The Butcher of Utøya was tried the following spring, convicted, and sentenced to the maximum prison term that Norwegian law allows — twenty-one years. He was eventually ensconced in a well-appointed prison suite, from which he issued occasional proclamations and demands via his lawyers.

A coda of sorts was provided in the fall of 2013, when Mr. Breivik sent a letter to various outlets of the mainstream media. In it he confessed that his devotion to the Counterjihad had been a hoax concocted to draw the blame away from his true allies, the “nordicist” movement — i.e. the neo-Nazis.

Strangely enough, Breivik’s confession received virtually no attention in the media. If it weren’t for the hard-left Swedish site Expo, we never would have been aware of it. We were fortunate to be able to obtain a copy of the letter (PDF), and posted it so that anyone who was interested could take a look.

But there weren’t many people interested in the fact that Breivik was actually a Nazi who held the milquetoasts of the Counterjihad in disdain. The media weren’t about to acknowledge that their Narrative had been utterly false. They had no intention of taking responsibility for ruining the reputations, careers, and lives of the people they had slandered. None of that was of any importance — the Narrative must go on.

Bruce Bawer has published a retrospective on the whole sorry affair at FrontPage Mag. Below are some excerpts:

Enemy of the People

Norway is still treating Peder “Fjordman” Jensen as a criminal.

by Bruce Bawer
April 16, 2019

Since 9/11, thousands of deadly jihadist atrocities, big and small, have taken place around the world. Almost uniformly, the Western media totally ignore the small ones, and also ignore the big ones that take place in Israel, the Muslim world, and non-Western locations generally. As for the large-scale terrorist acts that occur from time to time in major Western cities — that is to say, the attacks that are too massive and too close to home for the media to get away with ignoring — the mainstream journalists who cover them devote a good deal of their time to tiptoeing around, or openly and vociferously denying, the connection between these actions and the religion of Islam. Indeed, it is by now an indelible part of the media narrative in these instances that the real victims — or the first victims, or the ultimate victims — of jihadist terror are the members of Western Muslim communities who, we are repeatedly told, have been unfairly stigmatized ever since September 11, 2001, and who, in the wake of every new act of Islamic terror in the West, experience, or at least tremble in fear of, a fresh, powerful, and unjustified anti-Muslim backlash. Virtually never does any mainstream Western journalist ever acknowledge that jihadists, when they massacre infidel men, women, and children, are following explicit instructions set down in the Koran — the book that every believing Muslim on earth considers holy. Even now, going on eighteen years after 9/11, some journalists honestly don’t know that jihad comes right out the Koran; others do know, but would never publicly connect these dots. Neither would most politicians or media commentators or supposed “experts” in Islam. For to do so would be to violate the most important unwritten commandment of the post-9/11 Western world: namely, thou shalt not admit that those who commit murder in the name of Allah, far from being traitors to their faith, are, on the contrary, the most obedient of its adherents.

The media have done a remarkable job of keeping the lid on this truth. One of the few times in recent years when someone let it out of the box in a big way was on June 20, 2017, when Tommy Robinson, appearing as a guest on Good Morning, Britain, suddenly held up a copy of the Koran, sending the show’s host, Piers Morgan, into an instant, and palpable, panic: “Show some respect!” Piers insisted. “There are,” Tommy replied, “a hundred verses in this book inciting violence and murder against us.” Piers repeated, with a rare urgency, plainly rooted in trepidation: “Show some damn respect for people’s religious beliefs!” Tommy asked why he should be expected to “respect a book that incites murder against me.” “Put it down!” Piers again demanded, unwilling to answer a question that, in fact, answered itself. Tommy, refusing to put the book down, proceeded to quote critical remarks about Islam by prime ministers William Gladstone and Winston Churchill. Meanwhile Piers tried desperately to talk over him, calling him “a bigoted lunatic” and an “Islamophobe” and accusing him of “doing something deliberately inflammatory and poisonous” and “stirring up hatred.” Forcefully, Tommy countered: “This book is the reason we’re in such a mess!” Piers rejected this plain fact, feebly asserting that “terrorists abuse the nature of Islam” — a statement that made no sense whatsoever — and as Tommy began to read aloud a Koranic verse calling on believers to murder infidels, the segment was brought to an abrupt end. One can only imagine the sheer panic in the control room.

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Before March 15, 2019, there was July 22, 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik exploded a truck bomb outside a government office building in Oslo and then shot up dozens of teenagers at a Labor Party youth camp on the nearby island of Utøya — his professed motive being to punish the politicians whom he considered responsible for the Islamization of Norway as well as the future politicians who would inherit the philosophies, policies, privileges, and powers of today’s Labor leaders. Before Breivik headed out that day to commit mass murder, he posted online a lengthy “manifesto” that was part history, part political commentary, and part instruction manual for those whom he imagined would join him in his crusade. Much of this document, it turned out, consisted of texts by other people that Breivik had lifted without permission. The person whose writings Breivik made the most extensive use of was a young Norwegian named Peder Jensen, who had written many sober and learned essays about Islam under the name “Fjordman.” Peder had attended the universities of Bergen and Oslo and the American University in Cairo, learned Arabic, earned a master’s degree with a thesis on Internet censorship in Iran, and was part of a civilian observer mission on the West Bank in 2002-3. He planned a diplomatic career, only to discover that his frankness about Islam was not welcome at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He then became a prolific writer on the subject. Unlike the Koran, however, Peder’s oeuvre contained not a single word calling for action of the sort of which Breivik was guilty. But that didn’t matter to the apologists for Islam in the Norwegian establishment. Immediately Peder was lumped in with Breivik and, to a very large extent, held responsible for his crimes. Other critics of Islam, myself included, were tarred with the same brush, but Peder got the worst of it by far.

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Culture-Enriching Ructions in Copenhagen

Rasmus Paludan is a Danish anti-Islam activist who has appeared in this space a number of times with various provocations in Vollsmose, Nørrebro, and other culturally enriched neighborhoods in Denmark. The Danish government recently made Koran-burning legal, and Mr. Paludan has been holding Koran-burning events (and other “Islamophobic” street theater) as a result. In his most recent provocation he was just warming up for the main event by tossing a Koran around when Muslims began rioting against him. He attempted to move his demonstration to another location, but the rioting and car-burning became even worse. Eventually the police forbade him to demonstrate anywhere, labeling him a danger to the public peace.

In the following interview Rasmus Paludan describes what happened last weekend in various parts of Copenhagen. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for conducting the interview: