In the following appearance on Figaro Live, the popular French commentator Eric Zemmour discusses the ban on Génération Identitaire and the double standard applied by the government when dealing with left-wing groups.
In the following appearance on Figaro Live, the popular French commentator Eric Zemmour discusses the ban on Génération Identitaire and the double standard applied by the government when dealing with left-wing groups.
Over the last few years the word “woke” has become ubiquitous, with its new racially charged meaning. Ten years ago there was no such usage that I was aware of. I first noticed the new meaning of the term four or five years ago. I assumed it had been generated by the Obama/Ayers crowd, or possibly by an Ivy League university.
I was curious about the origin of “woke”, but it’s frustrating to do an internet search on the word, because the results are dominated by examples from the last couple of years.
I wrote to Diana West and asked her if she knew anything about the history of “woke”, and she sent me back this very helpful message:
I searched around for early usage — searching “stay woke”, also “woke” and “rap lyrics,” “woke” and “social justice” and “woke” and “systemic racism,” things like that. I found some entries around 2013 hip hop, maybe Black History Month, but not much.
My sense is that it starts to enter more common usage in 2016. A January 2017 review in The Los Angeles Times of an Asian-type anger exhibition pegged its definition to a radical mag named Gidra at UCLA in 1969.
Gidra sounds like an intriguing publication — dedicated to fighting discrimination against Asian-Americans in the earliest days of the WAYCISM craze.
I was amazed that “woke” went all the way back to 1969. I never heard it at all back in those days, nor for more than forty years thereafter.
But nowadays wokeness is everywhere. Or is it wokehood? Or wokicity? In any case, as a general rule wokesters regard almost anything that white people do or say as WAYCIST.
Racism is rampant. Systemic racism. If you’re white, you’re a racist, whether you recognize it or not.
If you’re woke, you believe that:
And so on. Readers can supply additional examples — we all know the drill.
Below is the sixth installment of the Document.no interview, recorded on January 7 and published on January 11. It was translated for subtitles by Fjordman himself.
The following essay by Michael Copeland was originally published in shorter form by LibertyGB in 2012.
The film trailer, “Innocence of Muslims”, depicts episodes in the life of Mohammed. Blackened without cause, it was wrongfully blamed by Hillary Clinton for the unrelated jihad attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The Obama administration, disgracing the First Amendment, publicly apologised for it in Pakistan. The film, albeit low-budget, is important for being a pioneer work.
BBC Misinformation: Mohammed Film “Innocence of Muslims”
By Michael Copeland
“Q&A: Anti-Islam film”
On their news website the BBC have an article headed “Q&A: Anti-Islam film”. This heading neatly furnishes the desired viewpoint for the readers, to colour their understanding, and probably remain in their memories. Typical of the BBC’s articles on Islam, the author is unidentified. Consequently there is no disclaimer limiting to the author the opinions expressed: they are presented as the BBC’s own.
The writer, obviously not one of the BBC’s usual named film critics, carefully provides a slant by announcing the film as “anti-Islam”. In the text it is further criticised as “satirising” and “mocking” Mohammed: the writer calls his depicted actions “insulting”. The film, Innocence of Muslims, is a very low budget trailer. It is a brief biographical documentary, portraying incidents from the life of Mohammed, as recorded in Islam’s source texts. The BBC, who produce both satires and documentaries, have the facilities to verify the accuracy of these pejorative critiques. Their editors failed. The film does not satirise, insult, or mock Mohammed’s actions: it is not anti-Islam.
The article says:
“The footage appears to depict Islam as a religion of violence and hate.”
Are the BBC being threatened? Can they not decide whether the film depicts Islam as a religion of violence and hate, or only “appears to” do so? The writer does not say the film “appears to” be anti-Islam, or “appears to” be satirising and mocking. Why the uncertainty? Of course, this is a false critique. The BBC’s unnamed writer is blowing smoke. This bluff is there to convey, falsely, an impression of injured surprise, so as to put people off from checking for themselves. It is there to affirm and shore up the carefully planted propaganda deception, “Islam is peace”, with which George W. Bush was duped, and, after him, Hillary Clinton and a line of British politicians. This lie and its companion, “perversion of Islam”, have run and run. The writer does not want them to be disturbed.
“Let’s be clear,” said Hillary Clinton, “Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.” Hear Tony Blair: “…there is not a problem with Islam… there is no doubt about its true and peaceful nature… The doctrine and teachings of Islam are those of peace and harmony… It is a whole teaching dedicated to building peace in the world…” (quoted by Douglas Murray, The Strange Death of Europe). Of the terrorists’ motivation Blair says: “It’s an ideology based in a complete perversion of the proper faith of Islam… …perversion of Islam is the source of a lot of the problems in the Middle East”.
David Cameron repeated the same narrative, in his best emphatic air of authority: “They are killing and slaughtering thousands of people… They boast of their brutality. They claim to do this in the name of Islam. That is nonsense. Islam is a religion of peace. They are not Muslims. They are monsters.”
These are all falsehoods. They are what smooth-talking Islamic deceivers, like serial liar Tariq Ramadan, advisor to both Blair and Cameron, have been feeding to politicians under Islam’s doctrine of “Permissible Lying” (Manual of Islamic Law, Reliance of the Traveller, r8). Islam is all sweetness, you see: it could not possibly be a religion of violence and hate. This also complies with the tyrannical political correctness that prevents true descriptions from being expressed.
Islam authorises deception of kafirs. This has an Arabic name, taqiyya. “Using deception to mask intended goals” is instructed in the Muslim Brotherhood’s secret “Explanatory Memorandum” captured in a police raid. The deceived politicians’ rosy picture is completely at variance with Islam’s track record, its source texts, and its leaders’ announcements, all accessible on the internet. The BBC themselves were told directly by Anjem Choudary: “Islam does not mean ‘Peace’: it means ‘Submission’.” Apparently BBC editors know better.
The film Innocence of Muslims is accurate.
“Violence is the heart of Islam”, says Ayatollah Yazdi of Iran, advisor to Iran’s Ahmadinejad. “Battle,” — which is violent — “animosity, and hatred …are the basis of our religion”, explained Osama bin Laden in his open letter after 9/11. “Islam is a religion of blood for the infidels. Prophet had sword to kill people,” proclaimed Ayatollah Khomeini; “a religion of war and conflict”, said Caliph al Baghdadi; “a permanent war institution”, instructs Al Azhar in Cairo. “Islam is a religion of power, fighting, jihad, beheading and bloodshed”, says Imam Hussein Bin Mahmoud, a prominent writer. “Muslims… must have… enmity and hatred” of kafirs, instructs islamqa.com. “As a Muslim”, explained Anjem Choudary to the BBC’s own Newsnight, “I must have hatred for everything that is non-Islam”. Don’t the BBC’s editors listen?
The Koran, which anyone can consult online, is the authority. The “excellent pattern” praised in Koran 60:4 is: “between us and you enmity and hatred forever…”. Koran 9.5, a late verse which overrides — “abrogates” — all peaceful verses elsewhere, because they are earlier, says: “Kill the idolaters wherever you find them…”. Christians count as idolaters because Islam teaches, erroneously, that they worship the cross. There are many, many more verses which repeat these themes. The verses are — all of them — part of Islamic law, with the death penalty for denying even one (Manual of Islamic Law, Reliance of the Traveller, o8.7(7)). Can the BBC’s editors not read them? Do they patronisingly assume that their viewers cannot read them?
The article goes on to say:
Our English correspondent Seneca III weighs in on some of the latest skirmishes in the culture wars of our 21st-century dystopia.
by Seneca III
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Fear’d by their breed and famous by their birth,
Renowned for their deeds as far from home,
For Christian service and true chivalry,
As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry,
Of the world’s ransom, blessed Mary’s Son,
This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,
Dear for her reputation through the world,
Is now leased out, I die pronouncing it,
Like to a tenement or pelting farm:
England, bound in with the triumphant sea
Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege
Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame,
With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds:
That England, that was wont to conquer others,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
Ah, would the scandal vanish with my life,
How happy then were my ensuing death!
— William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act II Scene 1
These days in this sceptred isle we have to be extremely careful about what we think and say or very soon we are graced with a home visit from the Thought Police who somewhat less than gently set about ‘correcting your thinking’ according to the demands of some affirmative-actioned university professor’s ‘Directive for the Forceful Imposition of Diversity, Subservience, Statue Allergy, Reparations and the Eradication of Unconscious (Whites Only) Bias’… and, under those circumstances, for God’s sake don’t even mention the enriching stabby-stabby collective, the County Lines Recreational Chemicals Network or the religiously-sanctioned and government covered-up kiddy-fiddling epidemic, because these are but what is known as ‘protected characteristics’ under Article 1 of the “Animal Farm”-inspired ‘Double Standards for BAMEs*’ legislation which will be upheld with even-handedness and impartiality at all times provided you sport a high density of eumelanin or bang your head on the floor on a Friday morning.
However, if you should fall foul of the British STAPO, this earlier article details your UK (England & Wales) rights in law, police powers, how and how not to respond when accosted and questioned on your doorstep or in public (say nothing other than to confirm your name and address if they already know it, but do it calmly and politely and record it if you can), the circumstances under which they can and cannot or should not (forcefully without warrant) enter your home, how to deal with the situation if arrested and formally interrogated, plus a short catalogue of other useful information.
Furthermore, don’t let the STAPO intimidate or fluster you, verbally or physically, by their presence and attitude. That is invariably their modus operandi and is often very fruitful (for them) when dealing with poorly informed or unprepared long-heritage native citizens who happen to have a different opinion to that of the invasive alien abscesses now festering in large numbers on and within the corpus of this once green and pleasant land.
Below is the fifth installment of the Document.no interview, recorded on January 7 and published on January 11. It was translated for subtitles by Fjordman himself.
For more on Breivik’s letters from prison see “Breivik’s ‘Double-Psychology’””.
Stop giving tax money to Islamists
Despite well-documented connections to extreme Islamists, Malmö continues to grant city contributions. Stop blaming ignorance and stop the contributions, demands Nima Gholam Ali Pour in a debate article.
Last fall, the Malmö imam Salahuddin Barakat attacked French President Emmanuel Macron after he gave a talk directing certain criticisms at political Islam, and suggested certain measures. This caused Baraka, in a long Facebook post, to describe France as “an extremely secular and increasingly Islamophobic rogue state, which for a long time has lived and still lives by sucking out the blood of the weak in the world.”
Salahuddin Barakat is the founder and chairman of Islam Academy, an educational institution that has the ambition to become “Sweden’s foremost Muslim educational institution, which in a qualitative way, will meet Muslims’ knowledge needs and contribute to a deeper understanding of Islam and its teaching in society.”
The Islam Academy issues derogatory assessments
The Sweden Democrats of Malmö criticized the Islam Academy in 2017 after the culture magazine Opulens revealed certain homophobic statements that were posted on Islam Academy’s home page. Among other things, homosexual persons were compared to the mentally ill. The Sweden Democrats in Malmö wrote in a debate article in Kvallsposten that this was not appropriate that an organization with views like Islam Academy be given legitimacy through the cooperation of the city of Malmö.
In a report in Fokus by Lars Åberg, it was mentioned that Salahuddin Barakat advocates that women and men be separated and not have physical contact. According to Åberg, Barakat describes daily life in Sweden in the following way: “Moral corruption, irresponsible behavior, non-Islamic values regarding interaction between the sexes, and exaggerated sexualization are something that is widespread in our society. At the same time, we suffer from a lack of religious knowledge and insufficient practice of Islam.”
Prize for human rights from Malmö
In spite of the fact that since 2017 there has been information that Salahuddin Barakat has extreme values that are not rooted in Swedish society, in 2019 Barakat received the city of Malmö’s prize for human rights for his work with the inter-religious project Amanah. It is important to mention in this connection that the Ibn Rushd Study Association has two representatives on Amanah’s board of directors.
It is possible to call into question such an inter-religious project when the Muslim side is represented by persons like Salahuddin Barakat and Islamist organizations like Ibn Rushd, whose contribution is called into question in municipality after municipality.
Grant of one million by Malmö
Although this information about Barakat has been available, the municipal working board in the city of Malmö, consisting of Social Democrats, moderates, and liberals, decided unanimously on June 17, 2019 to grant Amanah 1.5 million kronor in tax funds for the period 2019-2022.
Didier Lemaire is a teacher of philosophy in the French city of Trappes. Mr. Lemaire responded to the beheading of the teacher Samuel Paty by writing an open letter to his fellow teachers decrying the Islamization of his school, his city, and the whole of France. As a result, he now has to have a police escort when traveling to and from school.
It’s worth noting that Didier Lemaire identifies himself as “center-left”. Secularism (laïcité) in France is a progressive institution. Therefore, Islamization — which attacks and undermines laïcité — should be widely denounced by the Left. Generally speaking, however, this isn’t the case. Mr. Lemaire is a courageous exception to that rule.
Below is the open letter from Didier Lemaire, as published by L’Obs:
On the eve of a new school year, grieving the death of Samuel Paty, Didier Lemaire, professor of philosophy at Trappes (Yvelines), calls for resistance in the face of the Islamist threat.
by Didier Lemaire
November 01, 2020
Didier Lemaire has been a professor of philosophy at Trappes for twenty years. As early as 2018, with Jean-Pierre Obin, Inspector of National Education and the author of a report on the attacks on secularism at school, he wrote a letter to the President of the Republic asking him to act urgently to protect his students from the ideological and social pressure exerted on them.
Today, he asks himself how teachers could compensate for the absence of a state strategy to defeat Islamism.
Dear fellow teachers,
A teacher, our colleague, died simply for teaching the principles that are the foundation of our republic and our history: freedom of thought and its corollary, freedom of expression.
Through him, these assassins targeted all the teachers who every day pass on this part of themselves that others have also passed on to them. This part which is the best part of ourselves because it makes us unique beings open to all other human beings.
Thought, freed from the fear of authority, ignorance, obscurantism, illusion and imprisonment in certainty, is indeed the most personal part of ourselves, because first of all it depends on us to build our judgment. In a society where we must think like others, without having the right to doubt and dialogue, no one can become himself.
But becoming a free individual is only possible under two conditions: a state based on the rule of law that prevents any community from confiscating the individual’s freedom by imposing a way of being and thinking, and a school that prepares every man to become a citizen by transmitting a humanistic, scientific, artistic and philosophical culture.
Yet the first of these conditions no longer exists in many neighborhoods. As a philosophy professor at Trappes for the past twenty years, I have witnessed the progression of an ever-stronger communitarian hold on consciences and bodies.
The year I arrived at the high school, the synagogue in Trappes was in flames and Jewish families were forced to leave. After the killings of 2015 and 2016, I became involved in preventive actions, notably through theater and meetings with historians and sociologists specializing in manipulation.
Noting that my efforts were coming up against forces beyond my control, in 2018, together with Jean-Pierre Obin I wrote to the President of the Republic to ask him to act urgently to protect our students from the ideological and social pressures exerted on them, pressures that were gradually cutting them off from the national community. Unfortunately, no effective action was taken to curb this phenomenon.
There are currently 400 S-file “radicalization” subjects in Trappes, who are freely roaming around, not counting the terrorism files. And our students live in a schizophrenic situation where the conflict of loyalties becomes unavoidable for them.
Exhausting the enemy
So Here There Be Dragons!
by Seneca III
Part V B — Epilogue
Sentimental emotion amounts to, in the words of the philosopher Roger Scruton, “Look how noble is this feeling and how noble I am for feeling it”; it is essentially self-regarding and hostile to the truth that threatens its continuance.
Tried and tested ancient ideas such as the nuclear family, clearly defined genders and their roles in life, nationality, private property and freedom of thought and expression are rooted in tradition, culture, and history. These ideas are what have shaped us, and if they are cast aside we will become nothing but an amorphous, mindless, human blob to be shaped instead into whatever grotesquery the ascendant global power elites decide.
It might be argued that what they are attempting is, in the long term, the right thing, the logical thing, but by extension we intuitively know that this concept is being pushed before its time has come and thus such a forced imposition was doomed to failure even before it emerged. Those whose lust for personal power and wealth dwarfs any atrophied altruistic inclinations they might once have had, those who are fully compromised by lining their pockets with corrupted money, all fail to see and least of all understand the impracticalities of what they are attempting to achieve, because we are still too diverse a species, too stubbornly intransigent and too unwilling give up those gods we know in favour of a nascent entity we do not.
Consider the ongoing rollout of Smart Meters. If you combine SMs with electric vehicles you have the ability to control whether a person can or cannot travel beyond foot/bicycle range of their residence. Consider further the often mooted possibility of the abolition of cash and the imposition of only electronic and plastic transactions and you can see the potential for mass ‘non-personing’ and a clear road to serfdom. Note that despite my repeated refusals to permit the installation of a Smart Meter my electricity provider keeps insisting that I do so:
And, of course, there’s this little gem in the bottom right hand corner of the letter. No wonder they charge the moon for every miserable KWh:
And, just to top it off, our Overlords comfortably ensconced and richly rewarded in the Palace of Westminster are working towards instituting a legal requirement to wear a mask and display a vaccination certification if you wish to leave your house for any purpose whatsoever. Then they really will have the whole damn population incarcerated in a metaphorical Gulag Archipelago controlled by a brutalised, Common Purposed Police Force already fully trained and practiced in this sort of enforcement and backed up by civilian ‘Jobsworths’, ‘Covid Rules Enforcers’, most of whom are obviously semi-literate and semi-numerate highly paid thugs recruited by local councils from amongst the otherwise unemployable.
To add insult to injury, just over a week ago I went to my local Pub for a couple of pints and a chat with my friends. The furniture had been thinned out and rearranged to meet Covid rules and I ended up sitting in a wing chair next to a hot radiator and having a loud conversation with people sitting six feet away. Unfortunately, without thinking things through, I had hung my body warmer over the wing next to the radiator. Later, when it was time to go, I reached for my card in order to pay and found that the pocket the card was in had been tight up against the radiator and the card had curled up and was so distorted it could not be used. Thus did I end up spending an absolute nightmare of a week without plastic as I awaited a replacement card. Whilst I always carry sufficient cash for emergencies and was able to do my small local shopping unimpeded by the loss of the card, December is the month in which I have to renew both my car and house insurances and these days, as the providers will no longer accept payment by cheque, it must be done either online or by telephone.
For a change of pace, Michael Copeland sends this Counterjihad poem.
Here and Round Us
by Michael Copeland
Invited in as a voter base by the Left,
Keeping their language, customs, and multiple wives,
Advised they could live off welfare, most of them do:
By postal voting fraud they elect their own.
Wilfully driving our teachers out of the schools,
They bully our children — some even ending their lives —
Ensnare our under-age girls as sexual slaves,
And attack our boys: Kriss Donald was tortured to death.
Inflicting on all of us meat that was cruelly slaughtered,
Expressing their strength in aggressive and menacing crowds,
They threaten and drive our people out of the towns,
And settle together to form their apartheid state.
They openly curse police and abuse the State,
Imposing by force their unconstitutional rules.
Misleadingly feeding the press with deliberate lies,
They blacken and smear any writers who tell the truth.
The texts they recite instruct them to ambush and kill us.
We are their enemy: this is their “Realm of War”.
Commanded to view us with hatred as lower than beasts,
They’re permitted to use deception, and lie to us all.
Disclaiming loyalty here to our state and laws,
Their men conspire to do killings at home and abroad:
They scheme and plan to murder with home-made bombs.
The intention is clear that we walk in fear of our lives.
They are here and round us.
For previous essays by Michael Copeland, see the Michael Copeland Archives.
Last month I reported on a “Swedish” thug named Abbe Abdalla Alsaadi, more commonly known by the nickname “Blattelito”. He had been convicted of murdering his girlfriend, only to have the charge reduced by an appellate court. He was paroled after serving 2.5 years of a 3.5-year sentence.
Blattelito has been all over Swedish news for the last few days. He was reportedly kidnapped and tortured, and pictures of his supposed ordeal were posted on social media. He “escaped” from his captors the same day, and was found by police.
After initially opening an investigation into abduction and aggravated assault, police are now focusing on charges related to filing a false report. It seems that Mr. Alsaadi has made himself the Jussie Smollett of Sweden.
Bloody pictures spread of murder suspect Blattelito — Reportedly tortured
The murder suspect and social media figure Abbe Abdalla Alsaadi, better known under the name, “Blattelito”, was recently released early on parole after serving two-thirds of his prison sentence in connection with a 29-year-old mother of a small child being found dead. After mocking the Swedish judiciary for months, now bloody images are shown on social media profiles.
Samhällsnytthad drawn attention to the social media influencer’s scornful video clip on social media after the Svea appeals court overturned the Solna court’s sentence of 18 years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. The appeals court ruled that the prosecutor had succeeded in showing that Alsaadi injected Annie with Tramadol, but not in what amount.
That resulted in a prison sentence of 18 years, reduced to 3.5 years for aggravated breach of the peace against a woman, two counts of abuse, aggravated weapons offense, two counts of illegal threats, sexual harassment, aggravated slander, libel, minor drug offenses, minor doping offenses, arbitrary conduct and five counts of vandalism.
Blattelito, who is of Iraqi background, brags how he has “f***ed the whole system’s father” with reference to the Swedish judiciary. Furthermore, Blattelito has also described Swedish prison as “a hotel-worst luxury”.
In addition to attacks against the judiciary, Blattelito continues, as usual, with his activities and profile as gangster in spite of the events linked to the death of the mother of a small child.
Bloody Images Seen
The profile post strikes many as scornful and has resulted in many comments with the message that karma will punish him in the future. Now images are disseminated of what appears to be a kidnapping situation where the social media figure sits bound with tape over his mouth.
Blattelito, who normally posts material on his social media account several times a day, has not updated it since yesterday. Expressen checked with police to confirm whether a kidnapping took place, but police reported to the newspaper that they have no knowledge of the event.
At the end of January, video clips circulated on social media and on YouTube which showed how Blattelito visited the so-called vulnerable area of Hjällbo in Gothenburg, where he was then attacked by a gang.
Below is a video where Blattelito is shown being beaten:
[See the original article for the video. Video caption: “This is for Annie, Abbe Blattelito.”]
The second article, from Fria Tider, was published after Blattelito miraculously escaped from his kidnappers:
The following article reports on the influx of Islamic terrorism that entered Germany along with the “refugees” who were welcomed into the country beginning in the summer of 2015.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this piece from Politically Incorrect:
New Figures From the Attorney General: Over 3,000 Islamist terrorist court proceedings since the border opened in 2015
by Stefan Schubert
At the request of the author, the Federal Public Prosecutor confirmed 381 new legal proceedings relating to Islamist terrorism for the past year. Despite the “fight against the right”, which has been elevated to a state doctrine under the Merkel government, the current figures clearly show that the security risk posed by radical Islam is the most threatening danger for the citizens of this country and the fundamental free democratic order.
In total, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (GBA) initiated around 600 new legal proceedings against terrorists in 2020. The 381 legal proceedings in the field of Islamist terrorism thus represent over 63 percent of all terrorist cases in Germany.
Despite explicit inquiries, the GBA failed to determine the exact number of legal proceedings against terrorists in the area of left and right-wing extremism.
“One does not want to draw any conclusions about the surveillance intensity of these scenes,” is the incomprehensible argument of the press office.
This action is also strange, since after a parliamentary request from the opposition, the two figures have to be released and thus become public.
The wave of refugees is followed by the wave of Islamist terrorism
We are now in the sixth year of Merkel’s “opening of the border”, with the media language police trying to make this term largely taboo. Whatever the politically correct name, September 13, 2015 will go down in German history books as the day on which Angela Merkel forbade the Federal Police, formerly the Federal Border Guard, to protect Germany’s borders, the identity of the country, the social order, and particularly to protect the security of citizens.
The analysis of the terror figures for the past few years also says more about the actual security situation in the country than the police crime statistics (PKS) from [Minister of the Interior Horst] Seehofer, which are suspected of being manipulated.
The course of the flow of refugees and their highly problematic proportion of Islamists and terrorists can thus be read directly from the Federal Prosecutor’s figures. Accordingly, the Federal Prosecutor has initiated a total of 3,026 Islamist terror-related court proceedings since 2015. An almost unbelievable number. In addition, if you consider that, for example, a case against a five-person ISIS cell in Berlin is included in the statistics of terrorist cases.
Below is the latest report by Ashraf Ramelah on the plight of Egyptian Copts.
Egyptian court favors Islamists: Al Sisi’s statement to Macron justifies verdict
by Dr. Ashraf Ramelah
Nearly five years ago now, I wrote about a courageous Coptic Christian woman and a brave Coptic Bishop who stood with her and her son in the “Bedouin arbitration” court after she fell victim to a heinous crime.
As justice is never served through the “Bedouin” process of arbitration, shortly thereafter the woman and her son brought a civil lawsuit against the perpetrators in the state court. This past December 2020, her case was lost in favor of Islamists. The religious deep state found the offenders innocent, and the court set them free.
The handing down of the acquittal judgment was the final act in the prolonged Al Karm village drama and eradicated any hope of healing sectarian differences among Egyptians. The verdict showed the decadence and indecency inhabiting Egyptian society. In conjunction with an unrelated statement made by Egypt’s president earlier the same month, this case revealed Egypt’s ugly truth.
It began with collective punishment and expiation in the streets
Al Karm is a small, miserable village in the Al Minya Governorate, which is one of the poorest governorates in Egypt. In Al Karm village, as in other parts of the country, Muslims and Christians live as neighbors. The common denominator of its villagers is simplicity of life permeated with poverty and ignorance. Such conditions aid in the diffusion of Salafi fundamentalists and Muslim Brotherhood influencers that are able to control behavior and handle religious matters.
In July 2016, a rumor started everything. It circulated that a relationship existed between a Christian man and Muslim woman — unacceptable to the Muslim community. Seeking reparations, a religious mob struck back.
After the targeted man was seized by the radicals and arrested by the police, his mother, a woman in her 70s, was stripped naked, dragged from her home and paraded through the village streets. As the mother of a Coptic man who had been convicted in the court of public opinion for a religious crime, she paid a dear price.
During this humiliating and brutal exercise the mob screamed “Allahu Akhbar,” signaling great satisfaction as if winning an Islamic invasion (Gazwa). State authorities and Al Azhar Sunni Institute both turned a blind eye. There were no statements of condemnation coming from either direction.
“Peace and tolerance” in the international media
Despite the benign image of Islam portrayed by Al Azhar propaganda around the world, local mosques in Egypt steadfastly continue to spew “hate speech” embedded in prayers against Christians and Jews through open-air mics blasting the streets during weekly Friday services.
December court ruling and Al Sisi’s morality lesson to France that same month
During their press conference in France on Dec 6, 2020, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi offered a morality lesson to President Emmanuel Macron when a journalist asked each of them for his vision concerning religion and social issues. Macron responded:
“We consider the human value to be the most important of all … Any person has the right to choose the religion he wants to believe in … The religious issue should not be related to the political issue.”
Al Sisi countered Macron by stating that:
Below is the fourth installment of the Document.no interview, recorded on January 7 and published on January 11. It was translated for subtitles by Fjordman himself. The interviewer is Hans Rustad, the editor of Document.no. The interview was taped on January 7 and published online on January 11.