Ominous Passover Puppets in Norrköping

The following article from the Swedish town of Norrköping reports on puppets left hanging outside a synagogue at the beginning of Passover. A written message accompanied the puppets, but at the time of translation there were no reports on exactly what it said.

For the last twenty years or so the majority of incidents of Jew-hatred in Western Europe have been perpetrated by Muslim immigrants or their descendants. In the case of Norrköping, however, it appears that actual native Scandinavian neo-Nazis may have been involved — unless, of course, the incident was a false flag.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Swedish Christian daily newspaper Dagen:

Puppets hanged at synagogue in Norrköping

Police investigate agitation against groups — appeal for tips

[Photo caption: On Sunday, puppets were found hanging in a position outside the synagogue of Norrköping]

by Johannes Ottestig
March 28, 2021

On Sunday morning, police answered an alert from the synagogue in Norrköping after the public at large saw puppets hanging in position. In connection with this, a written message was also found.

Police in Östergötland state that the police patrol that proceeded to the synagogue carried out a photo-documentation and the objects were seized. A preliminary investigation into agitation against an [ethnic] group [hets mot folkgrupp] has been initiated.

At present there are no suspects, but police have received tips and also urge people who were in the vicinity of the synagogue on Sunday morning to come forward with additional information.

The Jewish Passover, Pesach, began on Saturday evening and goes into next week. Police in Östergötland state that they are conscious of the holiday and that patrols will be conducted around Jewish locations in the city to the extent possible.

Recurring anti-Semitism

Norrköping, together with Stockholm and Gothenburg, is one of the three cities where Jews at the end of the 1700s were given the right to conduct business and settle. But in spite of the Jewish presence in the city— and the city’s synagogue, which was inaugurated in 1858 — anti-Semitic acts have become recurrent in Norrköping in recent years.

For example, in the summer of 2014, rocks were thrown into the synagogue. In April of 2019, flags and banners with swastikas were hung in several places in the city, and also in April of last year the same thing happened again. Nazi graffiti was also discovered, and in September of last year, in connection with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) demonstrated outside the synagogue, and posters were put up in several places in the city.

Afterward, members of the Jewish congregation, who for sake of security wished to be anonymous, told Norrköpings Tidningar that they were living in constant fear.

The Rantings of a Tschandala

Our Israeli correspondent MC explores the historical roots of 21st-century Wokism.

The rantings of a Tschandala

by MC

“The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.”

“Precisely the ultimate and most sublime values have retreated from public life either into the transcendental realm of mystic life or into the brotherliness of direct and personal human relations.”

― Max Weber

I am in my 70th year. I was born in 1951, the year the King died.

For most of my life we have been in the post-WW2 ‘hot’ peace — Korea, Suez, Aden, Cyprus, Israel, Vietnam, Malaysia (I was there), Israel, Oman, Northern Ireland (I have the medal for this one), Falklands, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and probably more in India, Pakistan, Burma/Myanmar, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Grenada, Angola, Mozambique, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

But only now do I get shivers down my spine as the moderating hand of Western Civilization circles the plughole prior to disappearing down the drain.

The long struggle to remove slavery from the equation, to deliver some degree of liberty to all and sundry is in the process of failing, failing because Karl Marx and his sponsors did not like mere Christianity.

It is no accident that civilization and Christianity have walked hand in hand. Here in Israel we are celebrating Pesach (Passover) in memory of the time in which Yahovah brought His people (and a lot of Egyptians — the Mixed Multitude) out of slavery and into a new land.

Tomorrow is Bikkurim, the festival of first fruits, signalling the end of Matzos (Unleavened Bread) and the beginning of the counting of the Omer leading up to Shauvot (Pentecost).

I am a biblical fundamentalist. I start at the beginning of the book, not the middle, and that is the difference. Christianity is the religion of Constantine, an amalgam of the religions of Rome in the third century; Mithras, Celebe, Dagon and Jesus amongst others, but based on the Ten Commandments of the Jews.

It is those ten commandment that led to the enlightenment and to the industrial revolution, and above all, to contract law and legal systems which made farming and commerce (and mining/drilling) — and therefore manufacturing — viable. A law applicable both to rulers and the ruled.

For the first fifty years of my life, these things seemed set in stone, but Marx had set in motion a set of forces that put man’s commandments above God’s commandments. The leaven of the Pharisees 2: intellectuals know best!

Under Marxist theory, the rules only apply to the ruled; the elite can do as they please. This used to be called Feudalism, but Marx picked it up, cleaned and polished it and rebranded it under new management — bold, sexy and utopian.

No churches, no priests, no landlords, everybody equal — just commissars and apparatchiks ‘caring’ and sharing their superiority (with the help the odd persuader or two)….

We all know how that worked out, it was later revamped as Fascism (Statism) and then as Nazism (Leader {Fuhrer} Worship). It is a little-known fact that the Nazi Party did not sign the 1945 surrender document; only the military did. Thus the government did not surrender as such, and Nazism did not die, it relocated, it morphed into something maybe even more deadly. But that’s ‘conspiracy theory’.

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Happy Easter From the Netherlands!

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan reports on the latest labyrinthine twists and turns on the political scene since the recent parliamentary elections in The Netherlands.

Happy Easter!

by H. Numan

The continuing saga of the Dutch electoral farce: I reported about the elections, and later the gaffe made by the prime minister. It’s becoming a real Easter parody now: the PM had to explain himself before the Sanhedrin (Parliament) on White Thursday. He was crucified on Good Friday, but: verily, the Lord has risen! He survived a motion of no confidence by the skin of his teeth. He was saved by his coalition partner CU (Christian Union; Calvinist Marxists) who didn’t support the motion.

I’m not too fond of the CU, to put it mildly. For three reasons: I don’t like hypocrites, very strict Calvinists and I don’t like Marxists. Gert Jan Seegers is all of that. That makes him a pharisee par excellence in my book. A pharisee is someone who goes through the motions, without any real conviction. Others must see how devout or dedicated he or she is. Progressives excel here. Others must abide by rules they don’t abide themselves. Woe betide you if you don’t!

Well, Gert Jan Seegers (leader of the CU) voted to support the PM, but after the motion was passed, he said he doesn’t want govern with the VVD again. Good boy, that’s my hypocrite! If you feel that way, you should have supported the motion.

It’s difficult to say what is going to happen now, but it will make a new cabinet a LOT more difficult. I told you Dutch PMs usually don’t last more than 12 years. We don’t have a limit. A US president can be elected twice, on very rare occasions three times. A Dutch PM can be elected as often as he wants. However, about three terms seems to be the practical limit. No PM has ever served four terms.

Right now, Mark Rutte has a problem. He did survive the motion of no confidence, but not as the victor. His position is now seriously damaged. How much? A poll showed the electorate of all parties (except for VVD voters, of course) don’t want him to be the next prime minister. The percentages vary from 45 to 85%. Ouch. That hurts!

The problem dear leaders have is that they usually don’t have a spare on hand. Dear leaders don’t want to share their love of the people with anyone. Dear Mark is no exception. He did have a few successors, but had to toss them out for political reasons. For example, Halbe Zijlstra bragged he met Putin in his dacha. Pretty soon it was discovered he wasn’t even in Russia at the time. He was unceremoniously dumped and is working for a construction company now.

Long before that, Rutte eliminated all opposition within his party. The party does what Dear Mark wants. If you don’t, out you go. The last one to try was Rita Verdonk. She lost the internal elections for party leadership to Mark. Then she resigned from the party, and set up her own party TON. TON stands for Trots Op Nederland, or Proud About the Netherlands. Ton also means barrel. This proved to be a empty one. It got nowhere. The party quickly collapsed and doesn’t exist anymore.

Where Mark represents the most progressive wing within the VVD, Rita represented the conservative wing. When she resigned, many conservatives moved with her. The remaining conservatives got the message: be quiet. Be very very quiet!

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A Structural Incompatibility

The following article from the Netherlands is a lucid and succinct summary of the problems caused by the importation of Muslims into the West.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this piece from Ongehoord Nederland:

Discussions on religion are distracting

by David Pinto
31 March 2021

In my previous two articles, I wrote about the usefulness and necessity of a new political system and outlined a number of suggestions on how to accomplish that.

This article and the next will be about migration. Firstly on the immense difference between the historical migration of Huguenots and Jews from Eastern Europe and modern migration. In the next article, translation into policy.

It is beyond dispute. Many societal tensions have to do with migration, citizenship, and diversity in relation to modern migration streams. How is that?

European societies, unlike in the past, are confronted with such sharp cultural differences that people wonder: Can we continue to live together? Sexual crimes in Germany, Norway, and Sweden make the problem with non-Western fellow humans manifest. The Netherlands is also struggling with this. Jews, women, and gays are victims of the multicultural society. There are surely natives who misbehave against these people, but the majority are the pre-modern foreigners who are intolerant of them. Jews cannot go out on the street with a kippah. Gays can no longer hold hands. And women can no longer go walking in certain neighborhoods. According to results from the Amsterdam Regional Police Commission, foreigners make up 75% of rapists and 69% of assailants. The Netherlands has sunk deep.

To completely shut the border is not the solution. That is not realistic. But it is also not realistic to act as if there were no problem. Islam is a problem, but that doesn’t explain all wrongs. There is more at play. This is a new political voice!

Religious approach

Many ascribe these (and other misbehaviors) to Islam, the religion of the perpetrators. There is much to indicate that this is, indeed, true.

Texts in the holy writings (Koran, Hadith, Sharia) such as: Kill the unbelievers (Koran 9:5); Kill everyone who insults Islam or Mohammed (Koran 33:57-61), Kill the apostates (Koran 4:89); the duty to wage war on unbelievers (jihad), “even if reluctantly” (Koran 2:216), Jews and Christians cannot be friends of Muslims (Koran 5:51), Muslims must terrorize others (Koran 8:12).

The long list of Islamic terror groups responsible for a series of attacks around the entire world, Islamic Jihad, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Hezbollah, Hamas, Boko Haram, Al-Nusra, Abu Sayyaf, Al-Badr, Muslim Brotherhood, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Ansaru, Jemaah Islamiyah, Abdullah Azzam Brigades and many more. And they all rely upon the holy texts of Islam. Islamic terror is, therefore, not limited to “confused crazy people” or an extreme group.

Only Muslims have problems everywhere with their neighboring peoples, whoever they are: Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Baha’is, Shintos, and even themselves (Muslims with other Muslims). While any other combination of the above-named groups live together without problems. In The Clash of Civilizations Samuel Huntington lists 130 armed conflicts around the entire world. 95% of them are between Muslims and neighboring lands.

Nowhere are Muslims happy. Not in Gaza, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Nigeria, Kenya, or Sudan. Where are they happy? In Australia, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, the US, Canada, Norway, and India. They are happy in almost every country that isn’t Islamic.

Many testimonies and warnings through the centuries about Islam from renowned scholars, teachers, experts, scientists, and philosophers. Icons who all are wholeheartedly negative about Islam. Here are just a few illustrations:

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The Tomb is Empty

The Lord is risen!

Happy Easter, everyone.

I attended a small Episcopal church for more than thirty years until COVID closed it down last year. Or, to be more precise, the bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia closed it down. After Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam allowed places of worship to reopen (with capacity restrictions), the bishop, in her infinite wisdom, decided that Episcopal congregations would not be safe if people attended services in churches, so she issued a ukase insisting that they remain closed.

St. Paul tells us that “Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” (Romans 8:38) But he didn’t know about COVID, which is more powerful than all those things he mentioned. It not only separates Episcopalians from God’s love, it obviously deprives them of their ability to reason.

Our little church resumed services last spring after the governor gave religious gatherings his imprimatur. However, two factions developed within the congregation: those who were sorely afraid of the Wuhan Coronavirus, and those who weren’t. The former group was not content to simply stay home from church; they were adamant that the rest of the congregation also follow the COVID drill — masks, social distancing, no touching each other, no eating together, sanitizing everything after services, etc. Rather than try and talk the second group (which constituted a majority) into compliance, they contacted the bishop, who came down on our church like a ton of bricks. We were shut down, and the church remained closed until Palm Sunday last week. In the two services they’ve had since then, there have been no prayer books in the pews, no singing, no passing the peace, no communion, and no coffee hour. I didn’t attend either service, but I think there were, in addition to the new priest, three or four people in attendance, socially distanced, with their masks on.

Can you imagine celebrating an Easter Eucharist without singing? I can’t, either. That’s why I wasn’t there today.

Beginning last summer, the dissidents of our congregation — who, as I said, constituted a majority — have been meeting clandestinely in the living room of a private home. Our priest, who served the church for a number of years before it closed, is one of them, so we can celebrate a full Eucharist, unmasked, with no social distancing. Our organist is also there; she plays a baby grand piano while we all sing, joyfully and with gusto.

After today’s Easter service we gathered for lunch in the adjacent dining room. It was traditional Easter fare: ham, asparagus, boiled potatoes, and little chocolate bunny candies for dessert.

We all agreed that the Lord has blessed us in our new place of worship.

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Last year I discussed the fact that when the congregation fractured along the fearful/fearless fault line, it also divided itself along a political fault line. I’m pretty sure that those who demanded “safety”, the ones who attended COVID-compliant services last week and today, also voted for Biden. But none of the dissidents who chose to risk communal worship did — all of us were Trump voters, and we can now speak freely about politics over lunch if we want to, without having to worry about triggering any of those present.

It’s an interesting correlation: people who are fearful about the “pandemic” tend to be liberals. Opinion polls confirm the trend; it’s one of the stronger correlations revealed by national surveys. I don’t know why it should be that way, but there it is.

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Gaffe in The Hague

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this follow-up to his previous report on the recent elections in The Netherlands.

Gaffe in The Hague

by H. Numan

We had elections; I reported that last week. Now all we need is a new cabinet. That means a lot of negotiating before anything can happen. We’re off to a very good start. You’re not going to believe this. A blunder of national proportions occurred last week!

A pair of scouts (‘verkenners’; not an official title) were appointed to test the waters. The team was Mrs. Ollongren (D66) and Mrs. Jorritsma (VVD). They finished a meeting with Premier Rutte in ‘The Tower’ (‘het torentje’; the office of the PM next to the Parliament), and walked in the courtyard. There they were interviewed by journalists. So far, nothing unusual. Here it comes!

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Making Mozambique Safe for Democracy

The United States Government has taken note of the ongoing slaughter in the jihad that is currently being waged in northern Mozambique. It appears the East African country can expect a bout of nation-building, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Portuguese-language Folha de Maputo:

Pentagon “determined” to support Mozambique in the fight against ISIS

March 30, 2021

The United States is “determined” to support the Mozambican government in combating the insurgents in Cabo Delgado Province, which are considered affiliates of the Islamic State/ISIS, the spokesman for the Pentagon, John Kirby, affirmed yesterday.

Maputo — The official of the Department of Defense in Washington reacted to the attack by the insurgents, who the US designates as ISIS-Mozambique (Also known as Ansar al-Sunna) on the town of Palma, which has caused dozens of deaths.

“We remain committed to working together with the government of Mozambique to counter terrorism and violent extremism and defeat ISIS,” affirmed Kirby in a statement condemning the attack.

The attacks “show a complete disregard for the welfare and security of the local population which has suffered tremendously at the terrorists’ brutal and indiscriminate tactics,” he said.

The Islamic State has already claimed responsibility for the attack and control of the town, near the Afungi Peninsula, the epicenter of the Mozambican natural gas operations.

Kirby did not explain in what form the Defense Department will be able to help in the specific case of Palma.

In mid-March, the North American Command for Africa (Africom) announced the start of a program of training of special Mozambican troops.

A few days earlier, the North American Department of State designated ISIS-Mozambique and its leader, Abu Yasir Hassan, as terrorists.

“Since October 2017, ISIS-Mozambique, led by Abu Yasir Hassan, has killed about 1,200 civilians,” said the statement by the State Department sent to Lusa [Portuguese news agency].

“It is estimated that more than 2,300 civilians, security force members, and suspected ISIS-Mozambique militants have been killed since the terrorist group began its violent extremist insurgency,” it said

ISIS-Mozambique, known locally as al-Shabaab, allegedly swore allegiance to ISIS as early as April of 2018 and was recognized by the organization as an affiliate in August of 2019.

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Islam: Western Leaders Are Well Deceived

Islam: Western Leaders Are Well Deceived

by Michael Copeland

Islam has a sinister feature that is insufficiently known in the West: authorised deception. This has an Arabic name, taqiyya, and features as “Permissible Lying” in the Manual of Islamic Law, Reliance of the Traveller, r8. The Muslim Brotherhood’s secret Explanatory Memorandum, captured in a police raid, instructs on “Using deception to mask intended goals”. “Taqiyya permeates almost all the activities and dealings of Muslims with non-Muslim societies…”, explains Sam Solomon, former professor of Sharia law. After all, one of Allah’s ninety-nine names is “The Greatest of Deceivers”.

“If you want to know about Islam”, writes Paul Wilkinson, “Do not talk to Muslims”. You are likely to be given a misleading account. British Prime Ministers Blair and Cameron were both advised by the smooth-talking serial liar Tariq Ramadan. He is the likely source of their bold confident statements on Islam, which, though made with a great air of authority, are hopelessly erroneous. The West’s politicians, of course, as Pat Condell observes, are all Islamic scholars: “They are, aren’t they?”

“After every atrocity committed in the name of Islam,” said Geert Wilders, “Barack Obama, David Cameron, Angela Merkel and my own Prime Minister [Rutte] rush to the television cameras to declare that these acts have nothing to do with Islam.

“How stupid do they think we are?”

Jamie Glazov, in Jihadist Psychopath, writes, “Some kind of “pressure” is in the air — a pressure that ensures that after every jihadist attack, we call the attack everything but what it actually is. We are to ascribe many different motives to the perpetrators, except the very motives that they themselves have candidly identified.”

A commenter, CogitoErgoSum, observes, “Seems to me that… all of the leaders in the West are practicing wishful thinking. These people are hoping that if they repeat something often enough it will become accepted by the masses.”

David Wood complains, “The only response… is to say, over and over again, that real Islam promotes peace and tolerance… Hence, what British leaders are doing is actually worse than doing nothing. They are actively protecting and promoting the ideology that calls for the violence.”

The Litany of Denial

Western politicians, and judges too, show how well deceived they are when they make authoritative pronouncements denying any link between Islamic State and Islam, likewise when they confidently repeat that terrorists have distorted Islam. Both are successful products of taqiyya deception.

“…there is… nothing whatsoever about ISIL that is related to Islam.” — John Kerry, US Secretary of State, 12 Oct 2014

“I refuse to call them the Islamic State, because they are neither Islamic or a state.” — Hillary Clinton

“They have nothing to do with the great religion of Islam” — David Cameron

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Money From Spain Intended for Syrian Orphans Diverted to Support Al Qaeda

My previous post was about a mosque in Strasbourg run by an “Islamist” organization. The following story from Spain concerns the treasurer and president of a mainstream Muslim umbrella group in Spain, the Islamic Commission of Spain (Comisión Islámica de España), who allegedly channeled funds to an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria.

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

The following article (also translated by Gary Fouse) provides more details about Mohamad Ayman Adlbi and his organization’s funding of terrorism:

Provisional custody for the treasurer of the Islamic Commission of Spain for financing terrorism

March 25, 2021

The judge of the National Court, Joaquin Gasea, has ordered provisional custody for the treasurer of the General Islamic Commission for allegedly belonging to a terrorist organization and financing terrorism by diverting humanitarian aid destined for orphaned children in Syria.

This was decided on Thursday by the magistrate after taking a statement from him in the framework of the operation by the National Police in which he was detained with two other persons who remain in provisional liberty, among whom is Mohamad Ayman Adlbi, president of the Islamic Commission of Spain, judicial sources reported Thursday.

In the opinion by the judge, there are indications that the treasurer of the Commission could be collaborating with an NGO that is reportedly facilitating economic aid to jihadist factions that are affiliated with or have served the interests of Al Qaeda.

According to the National Police, the operation has so far resulted in two arrests in Madrid and another in Santa Cruz de Tenerife [in the Canary Islands] for alleged participation in a crime of terrorist financing using as cover the collection of donations of humanitarian aid for orphaned Syrian children.

The arrestees are accused of making use of the resources of a cultural association, collecting solidarity donations, and directing a portion to areas occupied by Al Qaeda militias, with the aim of supporting its fighters.

They allegedly channeled quantities of money from Spain, given in good faith by sympathizers of an Islamic cultural center, to an NGO active in a conflict zone in Syria.

A portion of the collection was destined to support the expenses of a school center for orphaned children located in a conflict zone, and whose activities centered on the training of future jihadists.

The education given there centered on the most radical teaching of Sharia and training the children in armed combat, motivating them to continue the terrorist activity of their fathers who had been killed in combat.

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A Mosque Too Far

Back in January there was a big fanfare over the “anti-extremism charter” that French President Emmanuel Macron was asking all Muslim associations in France to sign. The charter was devised at Mr. Macron’s request by the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), which acts as the umbrella organization for all Muslims in France.

However, not all Islamic groups were willing to sign the infidel pact (see this article for more on the controversy). One of the dissenting organizations was Millî Görüs, the “Islamist” Turkish federation.

The expansion of the Eyyub Sultan Mosque in Strasbourg has caused controversy because it is managed by Millî Görüs, and was recently offered a €2.5 million grant by the Green mayor of Strasbourg to help with the construction.

Below is a segment from a French talk show about the Strasbourg mosque. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Thanks also to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Figaro:

Strasbourg mosque: EELV is lodging a complaint of defamation against Darmanin and Schiappa

A standoff pits ministers against the Green mayor of Strasbourg after the vote on Monday by the municipal council on the “principle of a subsidy” of €2.5 million earmarked for the construction site of the Eyyub Sultan Mosque.

March 27, 2021

Photo caption: The Grand Mosque of Strasbourg under construction

Europe Ecology Greens [Europe Écologie Les Verts, EELV] announced Saturday its intention to bring a complaint for defamation against ministers Marlene Schiappa [Citizenship] and Gérald Darmanin [Interior], who oppose the Green Party mayor of Strasbourg concerning a possible subsidy for the construction of a mosque.

“In accord with the executive bureau and Jeanne Barseghian, the mayor of Strasbourg, EELV will lodge a complaint for defamation against Marlene Schiappa and Gérald Darmanin,” declared Julien Bayou, national secretary of EELV, in a statement to the federal council, of which Agence France Presse has obtained a copy. “We have taken the decision yesterday (Friday) evening and the complaint will be lodged during the course of next week,” stated the head of the Greens.

“Gérald Darmanin, the ‘minister of school lunches’, has accused the majority EELV, led by Jeanne Barseghian, of financing foreign interference on French soil. Its delegated minister, for his part, stated that EELV made a pact with ‘radical Islam’. The issue: The adoption on Monday of a subsidy for the construction of a mosque,” declared the national secretary.

According to Jean Bayou, “We have a government and its minister of Interior and Religions who lie. He never alerted the mayor of the danger that the association carrying out the project represents. For us, it is clear: If this association is dangerous, let him close it. That the ministers use and abuse the means of public power to smear their political adversaries for purely electoral reasons and/or to create a diversion and try to divert attention from their failures and their shortcomings, we cannot accept that,” noted Julien Bayou. “That the ministers, rather than do their duties, prefer to play ‘community manager’ or hired gun for Macron is unacceptable!” he added.

A standoff pits Gérald Darmanin against the Green mayor of Strasbourg, after the vote Monday by the municipal council on “the principle of a subsidy” of 2.5 million euros for the construction of the Eyyub Sultan Mosque, being carried out by a Turkish association, the Islamic Confederation Millî Görüs (CIMG). “We feel that this collective (the Town Hall of Strasbourg) should not have financed foreign interference on our soil,” the minister of the interior said Wednesday.

Video transcript:

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The Killing Fields of Cabo Delgado

A couple of weeks ago I reported on the head-chopping mujahideen of Mozambique. The slaughter there is still going on, according to this report from the Portuguese-language Mozambican news portal Folha de Maputo. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation:

Human Rights Watch says Al-Shabab targeted civilians in their homes in Palma

March 27, 2021

Human Rights Watch (HRW) appealed yesterday to the Mozambican government to take “urgent measures” to protect the population of Palma, targeted in their homes and on the streets by terrorists from Al-Shabab, who caused an indeterminate number of deaths.

Maputo: With an unknown number of people in flight since Wednesday from the town of Palma in northern Mozambique, where this Friday clashes have occurred for the third day, HRW confirms in a statement that “the Mozambican authorities must act rapidly to protect the civilians and hold perpetrators accountable for the abuses.”

“Al-Shabab fired on civilians in their homes and on the streets of Palma when they tried to flee to save their lives,” said Dewa Mavhinga, director of HRW for Southern Africa.

The attack is the most serious against the gas projects after three and a half years of the armed insurgency, from which the seat of the district had been spared up until now.

According to two sources who accompanied the operations, the shots fired in the town and its surroundings between the Mozambican forces and rebel groups continued until the end of yesterday afternoon.

Bodies of murdered adults and children are visible on the streets of Palma, said a resident of Lusa today who, together with others, fled to Quitunda, four kilometers southeast of the town, next to the gas works.

In the statement released Friday, HRW claims have contacted seven witnesses to the attacks, who also reported that corpses of the victims of the attacks are visible on the streets.

The NGO stressed that international human rights and humanitarian law applicable in Mozambique prohibit summary, extra-judicial, or arbitrary executions, torture, or other maltreatment of persons in custody.

“The Mozambican authorities must guarantee that the security forces detached to Palma respect the human rights and humanitarian law in treating everyone in their custody with humanity,” the communiqué states.

According to Mavhinga, “The horrible abuses of the armed groups represent a threat to all civilians in the region,” he said.

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Massacre in Tillia

Last week I reported on a massacre by Islamic zealots in Niger. The country is 90% Muslim, so the ongoing attacks are directed at the small minority of non-Muslims who live in the westernmost part of Niger.

This past weekend saw more atrocities against civilians in Niger. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this French-language article from ActuNiger:

Massacre in Tillia: At least 80 civilians killed according to a provisional count

March 22, 2021

The toll of the massacre reported yesterday (Sunday) in the villages of Intazayene and Bakorat, in the department of Tillia, continues to grow. According to local sources, more than 80 civilians were executed in cold blood by armed individuals during a deadly raid they carried out in this zone of the region north of Tahoua, located not far from the border with Mali. Investigators continue to search for other victims beneath the rubble of tents and charred homes.

The toll remains provisional awaiting the official statement from the government, but according to local officials, less than 24 hours after the tragedy at least 80 bodies have already been found, among which are women and children. Some of the bodies were found beneath the rubble of tents housing women and children, which were set on fire by the attackers.

The attackers are believed to have come on motorcycles and fired blindly at everything that moved in the villages of Intazayene and Bakorat as well as the wells of Wirstane and encampments at Akifakif. According to the same sources, the villages and encampments that were targeted mostly housed Touareg people.

Hundreds of animals were also carried off by the attackers, who were reportedly, according to local sources, local members of the terror group Islamic State of the Grand Sahara (EIGS), who are very active in this zone situated not far from the border with Mali.

Black sequence

This latest massacre of civilians comes after that perpetrated just a week ago near Banbangou, also near the border with Mali, when approximately 60 civilians were executed in cold blood by unidentified armed individuals. A few weeks ago, about 100 civilians were executed under almost the same conditions, also in the area of the three borders where the attackers targeted military camps in the recent past.

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Dutch Elections 2021: Not Good — Not (Too) Bad

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this report on last week’s elections in The Netherlands.

Dutch elections 2021: not good — not (too) bad

by H. Numan

Last week the Dutch national elections were held. As I expected, the conservative VVD won. What I didn’t expect, and what came to most as a surprise, is the big win for the progressive D66 party. Dutch politics follows the trend in Western nations: the electorate wants a stable more conservative government, politics (being the Powers That Be) wants a politically correct 100% halal government. Let’s have a look at the electoral results:

  • VVD: 35 (now) — 33 (last elections in 2017)
  • D66: 23 — 19
  • CDA (Christian Democrats): 15 — 19
  • CU (Calvinist Communists): 5 — 5

The above parties formed the government. Given the results, they can continue governing, with more D66 and less CDA input. I expect a very brief formation period.

  • PVV: 17— 20
  • FvD (Thierry Baudet’s party): 8 — 2
  • PvdA (Labor): 9 — 9
  • SP (Maoists) 9 — 14
  • GL (Communists) 8 — 14
  • PvdD (Animal party) 6 — 5
  • SGP (Calvinists) 3 — 3
  • DENK (Turkish AK Party) 3 — 3
  • 50 Plus (Elderly Party) 4 — 1
  • JA21 (splinter from FvD) 3 — 0
  • Volt (Euro communists) 3 — 0
  • Bij1 (black racist anarchists) 1 — 0
  • BBB (farmers’ party) 1 — 0

The Left is the big loser. All left-wing parties did pretty badly. Labor remained tiny; GL and SP both lost massively. The VVD remains the strongest party, and won slightly. Which is pretty weird, if you think about it. The main reason the cabinet resigned was a massive tax scandal, for which the VVD was responsible. On top of that, other possibly even bigger tax scandals emerged just before the elections. The resignation of the cabinet, as I wrote in a previous essay, was a form of controlled demolition. Rutte expected that scandal not to influence his re-election, and he was right.

The really big winner was Forum for Democracy. The party almost collapsed weeks before the elections due to internal dissent. The splitters formed JA21, and gained 3 seats. FvD got 8 seats, which means that the electorate doesn’t believe a word of Thierry Baudet’s being an open or closet Nazi.

The PVV didn’t do well. They lost 3 seats. Which is just as surprising as the big win for D66. I’m not going to call this voter fraud, but both are really surprising. The PVV polled consistently at 25-30 seats. All of a sudden they’re stuck at 17 seats? Weird. Likewise, D66 gained 4 seats. Again, nobody expected that. They were polled roughly equal to what they had or less. Certainly not a lot more.

The results are a mixed bag. We’ll get Rutte 4, no doubt. And pretty fast, as the election gave the green light for a continuation of the Rutte Saga. Dear Mark shouldn’t be overly happy, though. It’s rare a PM who rules 12 years. So far we haven’t had one that ruled for 16 years. He wasn’t elected because people like him so much, rather for the want of anything better.

Who is really worrisome? Sigrid Kaag, the chairwoman of D66. She wanted to become the first female PM of The Netherlands. “Because we haven’t had one, and it’s about time.” People didn’t buy that slogan, but she did pretty well anyway. However, what few people know or realized is that Sigrid Kaag is married to Anis al-Qaq. He is a high-ranking officer in the PLO government of Yasser Arafat.

Kaag kept that marriage a secret for as long as possible, as she considers that ‘something personal’. I beg to differ. That marriage is something that will affect The Netherlands profoundly. After all, she is married to a strict sharia mohammedan. Such a marriage has consequences.

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The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints — A Book Review

Long-time readers will remember Max Denken, who contributed a number of essays here several years ago. Mr. Denken retired from the scene to write books about our civilizational crisis. Fjordman has kindly reviewed the first one for Gates of Vienna readers.

The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints — A Book Review

by Fjordman

It is not every day that you come across a book dedicated to the continued survival of an entire civilization. Yet the author Max Denken has written just such a text. He has previously written under the pen name Takuan Seiyo for dissident online publications such as Gates of Vienna, The Brussels Journal, The New English Review, Quarterly Review, Takimag and others. His well-written and carefully researched book about the future of European civilization is called The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints: Poland and the erosion of Western sanity, 2015—2020.

The title is a reference to The Camp of the Saints (“Le Camp des Saints”), a novel from 1973 by the French author Jean Raspail. It predicted a Third World mass invasion of Europe, causing the downfall of Western civilization. This process was compressed in time so that what might take fifty years in real life took fifty days in the book. In addition, the bulk of illegal immigrants in the novel came from India. Today, while immigration to Europe comes from every corner of the planet, much of it comes from the Islamic world and Africa.

Apart from that, the novel was remarkably prescient in describing the dysfunctional mindset of the modern Western world. We have become so wedded to unsustainable humanitarian ideals that we are mentally incapable of defending our national existence. When faced with millions of people coming from the global South, we simply raise a white flag and say that they are welcome to colonize our countries. At least, that is what our leaders and mass media do. The EU and Pope Francis react to illegal mass migration in the Mediterranean in almost exactly the manner described in Raspail’s book decades earlier. Europe risks committing suicide because of abstract humanitarian ideals and a Globalist ideology of open borders.

Jean Raspail died in June 2020, shortly before he would have turned 95. He lived to see his native France and other Western countries being partly overrun by migrants. Max Denken completed The Camp of the Sane in the summer of 2020, just as the author of The Camp of the Saints died. Western cities were then engulfed in Black Lives Matter protests, attacks on statues and European monuments and sometimes violent riots. Western mass media presented U.S. President Trump as an extremely evil man, as they had been doing continuously for five years. Some Western media said more positive things about the Communist dictator Fidel Castro when he died in November 2016 than they said about Donald Trump when he won free elections that some month.

Max Denken has Polish ancestry, has lived in California for many years and worked in other parts of the world. He considers the entire Western world to be deeply sick and heading for some form of collapse. This applies to North America as well as Western Europe. Against this crumbling Camp of the Saints, Denken pits what he terms The Camp of the Sane. Roughly speaking, this encompasses much of the eastern half of Europe, or at least the eastern quarter. Ironically, these are countries that were squeezed and bloodied between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War and endured generations of repressive Communist rule during the Cold War. Perhaps their recent historical experiences have provided these nations with a stronger resistance against ideological indoctrination.

Western Europe still has some brave political leaders such as Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini, but they may have emerged too late to save their countries from collapse. The Western world and what remains of its civilization are in freefall. Denken does not rule out the possibility that something sensible can be created in North America out of the disunited Multicultural mess that is present-day USA and Canada. However, he believes that the best future prospects for European civilization lie in Central and Eastern Europe.

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe no doubt believed that they had joined a sensible project for European cooperation and joint prosperity when they joined the EU. Some of them have come to realize that the increasingly repressive EU now resembles a cultural suicide pact. Money from the EU may seem tempting to nations that were left impoverished after decades of Communist rule. Yet these are silver coins laced with ideological poison. For 1400 years, the forces of Islam have been the collective enemy of the peoples of Europe. Now, the EU wants to force formerly independent European countries to take in Muslim immigrants.

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