A Spectre is Haunting Europe

I posted last Monday about the conviction of the French writer Renaud Camus, who was sentenced to two months in prison (suspended) for writing about immigration as the Great Replacement of European peoples.

The following article from the Swedish dissident site Samhällsnytt discusses Mr. Camus’ conviction. Many thanks to LN for the translation:

French intellectual sentenced to prison — for talking about immigration as a population replacement

January 22, 2020

The French writer and political thinker Renaud Camus has been sentenced to two months in prison. This is because he described mass immigration to Europe in terms such as invasion, colonization and population replacement.

Renaud Camus is best known for his book Le Grand Remplacement from 2011 in which he develops his thoughts on an ongoing exchange of people directed by a political elite.

In a court in the French city of Auch, the author was sentenced to prison and €1,800 (about SEK 19,000 [$2,000]) in fines. He says this himself in a post on Twitter…

Renaud Camus also has to pay €1,800 to two “anti-racist” organizations that are the target in the case — SOS Racism and LICRA (International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism).

The crime he is accused of is “a general call for hatred or violence because of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion”.

The speech for which the author has now been sentenced was given in 2017 and can be read in its entirety — translated from French to English.

The video version of Mr. Camus’ speech is here. Below is the English text:

A spectre haunts Europe and the world. It is Replacism

Renaud Camus, President of the CNRE [National Council of European Resistance]

January 15, 2018

Immigration has become invasion, invasion a migratory submersion. France and Europe are a hundred times more colonised, and more seriously so, than they ever colonised themselves. The only irreversible colonisation is a demographic one, the one which takes place via population transfer.

Some people now say there is no colonisation, that the word is not proper, because there is no military conquest. Those people are wrong. The army of conquest are the delinquents large and small, all of those people who make life impossible for Europeans by harming them in every possible way, from the so-called incivilities to terrorism, which is in fact nothing but an extension of the rest. All the perpetrators of terrorist attacks launched their career in the violation of common law. Moreover, there are no terrorists. There is an Occupier who, from time to time, executes a few hostages, as occupiers have always done. I call occupiers all those who declare themselves to be such, or behave as such.

The change in people, ethnic substitution, the Great Replacement, is by far the most important event in the history of our country since it has existed, because, with another people, the history, if it continues, will no longer be the history of France. France has always marvellously assimilated individuals who wanted to be assimilated. It cannot — it simply cannot — assimilate peoples, much less peoples who are hostile, demanding, even hateful and conquering. It requires a peerless form of vanity and complete ignorance of what a people is to think that with a changed population, another people, France would still be France. In the present situation, all words are liars but the most mendacious of all is “French”. There are no “French” jihadists, for example. If they are jihadists then they are not French.

To believe that there are only French people in France is a complete illusion. There are invaders and invaded, colonisers and colonised, occupiers and the occupied.

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Tommy Robinson in Copenhagen

As you all know by now, last week Tommy Robinson received the prestigious Sappho Award from the Danish Free Press Society in Copenhagen.

The full speech given by Tommy after receiving the award is embedded below. But first, there’s an interview with Tommy from the Danish MSM — an antagonistic one, of course; how could it be otherwise?

Many thanks to Tania Groth for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling (the transcript at the bottom of this post only includes the Danish portion at the beginning, and not the English-language exchanges in the interview):

Below is Tommy’s entire speech, as posted on the YouTube channel for the Free Press Society. Now that they’ve uploaded more than an hour of Tommy Robinson, how long do you think it will take before their channel is yanked?

By the way — I feel compelled to point out that in his speech Tommy made extensive use of Tania’s translation of a Danish TV clip, which was subtitled by Vlad and posted here last September. It’s good to have been of service to the cause:

See also Steen’s report on Tommy’s speech (in Danish).

Transcript of the introduction to the interview:

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Fjordman: Why Laws Against Hate Speech Are Dangerous

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

In November 2019, Germans celebrated the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany 30 years earlier. That same month, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a speech to the German federal parliament (Bundestag), advocated more restrictions on free speech for all Germans. She warned that free speech has limits:

“Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose extreme speech. Otherwise, our society will no longer be the free society that it was.”

Merkel received great applause.

Critics, however, would claim that curtailing freedom in order to protect freedom sounds a bit Orwellian. One of the first acts of any tyrant or repressive regime is usually to abolish freedom of speech. Merkel should know this: she lived under a repressive regime — in the communist dictatorship of East Germany, where she studied at Karl Marx University.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects freedom of speech, specifically speech critical of the government, and prohibits the state from limiting free speech. The First Amendment was placed first in the Bill of Rights because the American Founding Fathers realized that freedom of speech is fundamental to a free society. US President George Washington said:

“For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences… reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”

Without freedom of speech, you cannot truly be free. Freedom of speech exists precisely to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

What exactly is “hate speech,” and who gets to define it? Those who love justice usually also hate injustice. But what is justice? Social justice? Economic justice? Ecological justice? Religious fundamentalist justice? Climate justice?

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Almost Heaven


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Most Americans over the age of 40 know how the state of West Virginia was formed. For the youngsters, or for readers in the Far Abroad, this is what happened:

During the Recent Unpleasantness (a.k.a. the American Civil War or the War Between the States) counties in the western part of Virginia voted to secede from Virginia after Virginia seceded from the Union. They then established themselves as the separate and independent State of West Virginia.

Those good folks out in Them Thar Hills are close kin to the rural residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, especially in the counties hard on the border with West Virginia — Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Giles, Craig, Alleghany, Bath, Augusta, Rockbridge, etc.

Now West Virginia is offering an opportunity to the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary counties and localities here in Virginia: If we want to secede from the tyrannical government in Richmond, we are invited to apply for admission to the State of West Virginia.

The counties up there along the Blue Ridge may well jump at the opportunity, and some of the ones down here in the Piedmont could follow suit. I don’t know if the same sentiment would extend all the way east to Tidewater and the Eastern Shore, but it could be that all the declared sanctuary counties and cities would want to stick together. If they do, most of the Commonwealth of Virginia will abscond to West Virginia, leaving only Northern Virginia (the Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy) and a few progressive islands such as Richmond and Albemarle County (with its embedded Li’l Kumquat, Charlottesville). In other words, the original Commonwealth of Virginia will have been almost completely reconstituted.

Now, that’s one of history’s little ironies.

Below is the full text (also archived here) of the bill introduced yesterday in the West Virginia House of Delegates:

House Concurrent Resolution 8

(By Delegates Howell, Summers, Shott, Householder, C. Martin, Hott, Graves, Cadle, Barnhart, J. Jeffries, Maynard, Phillips, Foster, Hamrick, Steele, D. Jeffries, Wilson, Waxman, Bartlett, Paynter and Linville)

[Introduced January 14, 2020]

Providing for an election to be had, pending approval of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a majority of qualified citizens voting upon the proposition prior to August 1, 2020, for the admission of certain counties and independent cities of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the State of West Virginia as constituent counties, under the provisions of Article VI, Section 11 of the Constitution of West Virginia

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Åsa Westerberg Convicted and Sentenced

I posted a couple of times last month about Åsa Westerberg, the Swedish anti-sharia activist who was brutalized by the police, arrested, and then prosecuted for “hate speech” against Islam. The last time I wrote about her she was awaiting the verdict after her trial.

Now the verdict is in: she has been convicted of insulting Islam, and sentenced. Many thanks to LN for translating this excerpt from Nya Tider:

Åsa Westerberg is sentenced in the case involving Näthatsgranskaren [The National Examiner]

On December 23, the citizen journalist Åsa Westerberg was convicted by the District Court of Södertörn for, among other things, incitement against an ethnic group [hets mot folkgrupp] and gross defamation. She was sentenced to a conditional sentence and SEK 10,400 [$1,150] in fines, as well as SEK 25,000 [$2,750] in damages to the state-funded Tomas Åberg, who runs the reporting organization Näthatsgranskaren. Westerberg claims to have been beaten bloody by police in her own home when she was arrested.

January 10, 2020

Åsa Westerberg was prosecuted for writing several posts on the US-based social platform MeWe, posts where she wrote critically about Islam and Muslims, in addition to writing disparagingly about Tomas Åberg and his work at Näthatsgranskaren. The indictments related to hets mot folkgrupp, gross libel and slander. Westerberg herself denies that she wrote the posts and believes that no evidence was presented during the trial.

“There’s really no evidence, it’s a MeWe profile that they haven’t been able to link to me. They have not presented any IP address; they have not presented any evidence that it is I who wrote the posts, she tells Nya Tider.

However, the court believes that private pictures of her published there strongly suggest that she is the person managing the profile.

Condemned for insulting Islam

Despite her denials, Westerberg was convicted on 16 counts of hets mot folkgrupp. It is a matter of disparaging commentary on videos published by terrorists of the Islamic State, in which various forms of execution take place. The comments were emotional, with quotes such as “Islam must be eradicated” and “we must unite to eradicate the invasion of pedophile-worshipers.”

The rest of the article is behind a paywall.

Free Steen’s Computers!

Steen of Snaphanen has been a good friend for almost thirteen years, since my first trip to Copenhagen in April of 2007, when he put me up in his flat.

Steen is an accomplished photographer and manages the most popular blog in Denmark. He is also a dissident — he speaks out about immigration and Islamization, publishing uncomfortable truths that give the Danish political establishment heartburn.

Steen was arrested and interrogated last May because he posted a link to a site that linked to the video of the murder of two young Scandinavian women in Morocco, who were killed by mujahideen. To assist them in their enquiries, the police confiscated Steen’s computers and other equipment.

That was eight months ago. Steen has not been charged, and the police still have his equipment. He has written a letter to them, demanding the return of his work tools, and posted about it yesterday at Snaphanen.

Steen’s ability to put pressure on the police is limited. All he can do is publicize what happened, and urge his colleagues among dissident bloggers to do likewise. I recommend mirroring this post (or writing your own) on websites and forums, in order to help bring pressure to bear from outside Denmark.

Michael Jalving is the most popular blogger at the Jyllands-Posten website. Mr. Jalving also wrote yesterday about Steen’s plight. Many thanks to Signe for the translation:

Free Steen Raaschou’s computers, photographs and SD-card

The blogger Steen Raaschou was arrested last year for doing his job. Copenhagen police still have not returned his seized work tools. Why?

One of my friends from the Danish writing community, the blogger Steen Raaschou of Snaphanen.dk, who taught me quite a lot about Sweden, courage and photography, was woken up early in the morning back in May of 2019 by a squad of police officers. Apparently they were not in the wrong place, since they arrested and interrogated him because five months earlier he had shared the recording of the bestial assassination of the two Scandinavian girls in Morocco. The same way they arrested Jeppe Juhl, then a parliamentary candidate for the party Nye Borgerlige, and another blogger for Jyllands-Posten, Jaleh Tavakoli.

Both the authorities and the mainstream media treated the murders as unmotivated bad luck — not jihad. Steen Raaschou corrected the misunderstanding by linking to a site that linked to the jihadists’ video.

The arrest was bizarre. And it seemed not coincidental that it happened just before an election.

The 68-year-old blogger had his home ransacked during the arrest and a lot of electronic equipment was seized. It remains confiscated.

It must be added now, as Steen himself has done, that §264d of the law is quite fair. Depending on how it is interpreted.

[Jalving quotes the paragraph. Steen has not violated anyone’s privacy.]

The accused, as I understand it, has not been charged with anything. But the authorities still refuse to return two computers, an external hard drive with ten years of photographs, an SD card, etc.

What is going on with the police? What is the cause of this treatment? Is it simply bureaucracy? Or is there really someone in the Danish police that loves to harass people who do not like Islam?

In that case the words of Ulrik Høy (R.I.P.) after the arrest are yet relevant: “Arrest me too! Preferably along with Lars Hedegaard, so we can have a game of cards in the prison cell”.

Now, Steen Raaschou writes to the police, and I quote:

To whom it may concern:

In four days it will have been eight months ago that you arrested me as if I were a dangerous terrorist, and seized my work tools. Let me tell you what you already know: You do not have time for 68-year-old unpunished persons like me […] The interrogating officer said that day to Jeppe Juhl: “We greatly regret this, but it is political, you know.”

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2nd Amendment Showdown in Virginia

Colion Noir is a lawyer and 2nd Amendment activist in Texas. In the following Fox News clip he discusses the plans to ban and/or register certain guns in Virginia, and the resulting pushback that has prompted 90 or more localities to vote themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuaries.

Connecticut and New York passed similar laws a few years ago, but never attempted any systematic enforcement against citizens who refused to comply. Virginia Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam, however, has staked his political mojo on enforcing such laws after they are passed. If he doesn’t declare martial law and call up the National Guard, he’ll have to send in the state police to apprehend citizens who refuse to comply, since most sheriffs have vowed not to cooperate.

This will not end well.

The big question, though, is how many Democrat delegates will actually vote to pass these bills. Many of the newly-elected legislators represent districts whose localities have now turned themselves into 2nd Amendment sanctuaries. If you represented such a district, what would you do if you hoped to be re-elected?

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Brexit on the Sands of Time

Tomorrow is the big day in the UK: the General Election. Will Boris Johnson remain Prime Minister, and implement some sort of faux-Brexit? Or will we have to endure a government under the ghastly Jeremy Corbyn?

Our English correspondent Seneca III sends his thoughts on these and other matters.

Brexit on the Sands of Time

by Seneca III

Above all things the Brexit Circus has given us a metaphorical microscope with which to examine the putrid innards of the Palace of Westminster and far beyond. It has exposed in detail the full extent of the devious workings of the establishment and its fellow travellers and their blatant contempt for democracy. It has most of all peeled back layer by layer the darkly flawed construct that is the EU and revealed the motivations, control mechanisms and future intent of those presumptive masters across the ditch.

The EU and, to a lesser extent the USA, thanks to what remains of its once sound constitutional foundations, are both monoliths built with good intent but now drowning in an ideological cesspit created by a political class consumed by an insatiable lust for power.

For as long as these huge, centralised constructs attempt to force one law, one retrogressive culture and one sort of politics on all different demographics trapped within their sphere of influence there will be resistance. Neither will China, in the longer term, be an exception.

In the US and the EU the founding objective of both continental collectives was to take their destinies solely within their own compass, justifiably in the former, case but the complete opposite in the latter. In the Old Dominion it was done openly after years of requesting reasonable and equal treatment (No taxation without representation!) by the Crown, but in the EU, starting after the secretive, early Bilderberg Conferences which culminated in the birth of the apparently benign EEC, it was accomplished surreptitiously by guile, back-room conspiracies, subterfuge, self-interest and lie after lie after lie… a process our own malignant collection of morally destitute and arrogant political classes here in the UK aided and abetted with alacrity.

Yet, on both sides of the pond, the current mindset remains recalcitrant and will not easily take to the threat of an existence bereft of individual freedoms in a vast human hive controlled by the few for the benefit of the few, not the many.

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When Justice Isn’t

Tabitha Korol’s latest essay confronts the current craze for Social Justice Warfare.

When Justice Isn’t

by Tabitha Korol

A letter written by a local elementary school teacher — I’ll call her “Mrs. Krieg” — was brought to my attention by a mutual acquaintance. In light of the notice that honor classes will be discontinued, she thoughtfully agreed that equity (defined as fairness and impartiality) in the schools should benefit all students. Regrettably, she has been influenced by terminology that has been devalued and redefined to become a tool for social engineering among students. Such revisionism has been applied to Equity, Diversity and Social Justice, and comes at the expense of freedom and true justice.

Honors classes were designed to challenge students academically. The advanced work, faster pace, and higher course-credit weight have provided for smarter, happier, well-rounded children who had the opportunity to flourish according to their capabilities and not misbehave out of boredom. But now, the authorities have determined it best to cancel the honor courses across the country because of a “lack of diversity” — that is, more Caucasian and Asian students were engaged than Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans. Instead of also providing honors classes that meet the interests of the low-energy students — perhaps music, theater, artisanal handicrafts — the Department of Education has decided to close the achievement gap by lowering the bar and expectations and discontinuing all incentives. Mrs. Krieg did not foresee that by eliminating the incentives and opportunities, the resulting “equity” would be mediocrity and the loss of exceptional achievement.

Now the Department of Education will generate equity in boredom, discontent, resentment, truancy and delinquency. Academia is not unaware of these inevitabilities. Their purpose is not an improved education but the decline of achievement and the elimination of the exceptional. Former President Obama expressed a similar derogatory outlook when he denounced high-achieving Americans by saying, “You didn’t build that.”

Diversity in the schools no longer describes a richness of ideas, course studies, or specialty careers, but defines and categorizes the students themselves, by race, religion, ethnicity, financial status, sexual orientation, and however else the students choose to differentiate themselves. As with the term “equity,” the meaning of “diversity” has been corrupted, as it now implies division, divisiveness, and discord, the opposite of E Pluribus Unum — Out of many, One. These differences have led to a totalitarian-style monitoring and bullying — called Speech Control, necessitating “Diversity Officers” with doctoral degrees, credentials in counseling and inclusion techniques, and six-figure salaries reflected in higher tuition costs. The officers’ mere presence confirms the growing disharmony, isolation, discrimination, harassment, and violence that characterize the socialist strategy. These points are significant:

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Don’t Believe in Climate Change? You Jew-Hater!

Piers Corbyn is the brother of Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party in the UK. The former Corbyn is a climate physicist, who caused a stir recently when he spoke in the German Bundestag and departed from the Narrative on climate change. As a result of his heresy, he was accused of being an anti-Semite — as if that had anything to do with the issue.

I notice that the unfortunate Mr. Corbyn (Piers, that is) made the mistake of engaging the issue, and denying that he was an anti-Semite. He trotted out the classic defense: he has a lot of Jewish friends. This was a mistake. As I have said in the past, defending oneself against charges of racism is to take part in a mug’s game. You can’t help but lose. The deck is stacked against you. To go on defense is to lose ground.

As for his brother Jeremy not being a Jew-hater: if he isn’t one, he does a darned good imitation. Maybe he’s just pandering to the Jew-haters (especially the Muslim ones) in the Labour Party’s base.

Piers Corbyn gave his presentation and answered questions in English, with a simultaneous voice-over in German. MissPiggy has translated the German parts, and when the English parts were masked by the voice-over, she translated the German translation. I edited and formatted the resulting text, so the English in the subtitles may differ slightly here and there from Mr. Corbyn’s actual words.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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The Great Replacement: An Introductory Course

When I started watching the first of the two videos below, I thought of titling this post “Counterjihad 101”. However, these clips are about so much more than the jihad — they address the instrumentalization of Islamic Jihad in the service of the destruction of traditional Western nation-states. We (and by “we”, I mean all Europeans and the descendants of the European diaspora) are being intentionally subjected to an invasion from the (mostly Muslim) Third World, which will replace us, or dilute us through miscegenation (such a politically incorrect word!) so that we will no longer exist as distinct peoples.

When I encountered the second video, however, I realized how well it dovetails with the first, even though it approaches the topic from a very different angle.

I invite you to watch both of them, and see how they arrive at such similar conclusions from their different perspectives.

N.B.: I don’t know anything about the Scandza Forum, but I assume — based upon some of the people who support it, and the sufferers from the Screaming Nazi Heeber-Jeebers who decry it — that some of the organizers and speakers are “white nationalists” who believe doubleplus ungood things. But I don’t care — what the speaker featured here says is right on the money. I don’t disagree with anything he says.

The first video was recorded when Rasmus Paludan, the founder and leader of the Stram Kurs (Hard Line) party in Denmark, visited Washington DC last month. He interviewed Maj. (ret.) Stephen Coughlin, the author of Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad, about what is happening now in Europe and the USA:

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.Explanatory Memorandum of the Muslim Brotherhood, 1991

Both men agree that the Jihad is being exploited by the Powers That Be to enforce the Narrative and deconstruct the native populations of Western nations. The discussion presents a useful compare-and-contrast between what is happening in the USA and what is happening in Denmark:

The second video, also recorded last month, shows Mark Collett speaking at the Scandza Forum in Copenhagen:

Beginning from their disparate points of view, all three men arrive at exactly the same place.

Hat tips: For Coughlin-Paludan, Vlad Tepes; for Scandza, WRSA.

Rasmus Paludan in Canada, Part Five

The following video is the fifth in a series of excerpts from Vlad’s interview with Rasmus Paludan, the founder and leader of the Danish party Stram Kurs (Hard Line), in Quebec last month (previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4).

In this segment Mr. Paludan focuses on the events of last April, when he and his party were launched into prominence (and almost into the Danish Parliament) by the ultra-violent reactions of Muslims to his Koran-burning demonstrations in culturally enriched areas of Copenhagen.

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

The Truth Is No Defense

Regular readers are well-acquainted with Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who was convicted of defaming Islam in an Austrian court almost a decade ago. For those who joined us more recently, see Elisabeth’s Voice for all the reports on Elisabeth’s case, from her trial in Austria all the way up to upholding of the verdict against her by the European Court of Human Rights.

Elisabeth has now written a book about her experiences. It is entitled The Truth Is No Defense, and will be published next month by the New English Review Press. In her book Elisabeth discusses not only her legal case, but her life experiences that led to her understanding of the fundamental nature of Islam, from Iran in the late 1970s to Libya in the early years of the new millennium.

In the following video, Elisabeth is interviewed on the talk show “America Can We Talk?” by Debbie Georgatos:

For previous posts on the “hate speech” prosecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, see Elisabeth’s Voice: The Archives.

New Wave of Death Threats Against Björn Höcke

Björn Höcke is the regional leader of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) in the state of Thuringia. Political leaders and media outlets have demonized him as a “neo-Nazi”, and now his family has been attacked.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this brief article from Junge Freiheit:

Death threats: Police reinforce protection for Björn Höcke

October 4, 2019

After receiving two death threats against Thuringia’s AfD chairman Björn Höcke, the police have reinforced his protection. The Thüringer Allgemeine reported that the letters also threatened the politician’s family.

According to the MDR, the State Criminal Investigation Office has begun investigations. The two letters were received at Mr. Höcke’s electoral district office in Heiligenstadt and at the AfD party headquarters in Erfurt.

These threats were not the first threats of their kind. What is new, however, is that Mr. Höcke’s family has been the target of an attack. Therefore, since the death threats became known, six police officers have been permanently stationed at the house of the top AfD candidate for the upcoming state elections on 27 October.