Damage to Catalonia (Again)

Last weekend I posted about the broadcast of the Ramadan call to prayer from the cathedral in the Catalonian city of Lleida.

I asked our Catalonian correspondent Pampasnasturtium to look into the incident and see if he could learn anything more. Here’s the report he sent:

To start with, I made a cursory search, and the mohammedan call to prayer in Lleida doesn’t seem to have been covered by the Catalan mainstream media online journals.

I also checked the web pages of El Periódico and La Vanguardia (for Spanish), and El Nacional and Ara (for Catalan), for example, and no coverage, either.

It seems to only have been covered by so-called “right-wing” outlets. Here is some additional pertinent information:

1.   The political composition of the municipal coalition government in Lleida:

  • Partly ERC (‘Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya’, EU suck-ups, globalism-loving leftists) and
  • Partly JxCat (‘Junts per Catalunya’, disoriented residual right/centrists, former Christian Democrats),
  • With ‘En Comú Podemos’ (extreme left, Iran-loving, Maduro-loving communists, basically antifa) barely represented.

No surprises then that the town council authorized such jihad/dawah activities via loudspeakers.

2.   Sandra Castro is Lleida’s ‘councillor for education, cooperation, rights and feminisms’ [sic], an ‘LGTBIQ+ activist’ (as per her own description on Twitter bio), and county secretary for the Republican Left of Catalonia.

She tweeted this. Her caption reads:

Goosebumps, beautiful and very emotional, to listen to the call to Ramadan from the Baluard de la Reina (fortress walls). This year, they’ll live it in confinement, without being able to hold community prayers. To all of the Muslim community of Lleida, #RamadanMubarak @dretscivilsll @afersreligiosos

The account that re-tweets this obscenity reminds its readers of the public positions she holds (as described above), and that (as per the caption):

‘Last year she proposed to turn the pubilla* into something else because they were anachronistic and male supremacist.’

Fortunately, if I recall correctly, that project was dismissed after sparking much outrage.


*   A pubilla… in ancestral Catalan tradition was the female that would inherit the whole rural estate in the absence of a brother.

My first “Damage to Catalonia” post was in February 2019.

Easy Guide to Sharia Law

Here’s a useful summary of sharia in verse form.

Easy Guide to Sharia Law

by Michael Copeland

Stoning, flogging, amputation,
Schoolgirl genital mutilation,
Shootings in public, and hangings too,
The slitting of captives’ throats to view.

No freedom of conscience or freedom of speech,
Beheading for blasphemy happens for each.
Those who defect may be openly killed
By anyone else, and the law is fulfilled.

No tolerance ever for other faiths’ mission:
Killing enforces this strict prohibition.
Same-sex partners the law says slay,
Anyone freely can make it this way.

A father should kill his erring daughter,
Control is supreme: the sanction — slaughter.
Child brides of six, consummation at nine,
Sex-play with infants or beasts — all fine.

Short term marriage in exchange for rent,
Usable boys — no age of consent.
A man may marry four wives at a time,
And divorce them simply by quoting a rhyme.

A wife is a chattel to buy, beat, and use,
Obliged to submit, not allowed to refuse.
She may not go out of the house alone,
Or talk to a man who is not of her own.

Though a woman may testify all that she can
Her witness is rated half that of a man.
She’s only entitled to half the share
That a man will inherit if he is co-heir.

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The Yodeling of the Muezzin is Heard in Lleida

The cathedral of Lérida (Lleida in Catalan) in Catalonia was recently violated by five Muslims equipped with a powerful audio system from which they then broadcast the azan — the Muslim call to prayer.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Spanish news agency Europa Press. The translator notes: “The text in the article says that the loudspeakers were set up next to the cathedral, though the video shows they are at or on the cathedral.”

PP criticizes Lleida for permitting call to prayer during Ramadan

The press spokesman of the PP [Partido Popular/People’s Party] in Lleida [Lérida], Xavier Palau, has criticized the Town Hall for allowing the Muslim community of the city to install loudspeakers next to the Cathedral of Seu Vella for the call to prayer during Ramadan, the party announced in a statement this Saturday.

He declared that the Catholics of Lleida didn’t receive any type of concession during Holy Week, since religious rites and processions have been suspended due to the coronavirus, and he opined that this “demonstrates the sectarianism that the Town Hall defends.”

“It seems to us a violation of the fundamental rights of the city as a whole, because the loudspeaker installed in the highest building forces all the citizens to listen to the call,” and he said that it seems to impose a belief, in his words.

See also this tweet (in Spanish), which includes a video of the caterwauling of the muezzin.

Hat tip: Rodrig (in the comments).

Evil Returns to Sweden

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this op-ed from the Swedish daily Nyheter Idag. It was published in December of 2018, and refers to the two young Scandinavian women who had been slaughtered by Islamic terrorists in Morocco the week before:

Ann Heberlein: Evil in Morocco

Today, Sweden is for Islamic State (IS) terrorists what Argentina and Brazil were for Nazis after the Second World War. A sanctuary where they can lick their wounds and start a new life without taking the consequences for all the abuses and crimes they committed. Instead of being locked up, the terrorists receive visits from social workers. It is high time that Sweden changes its attitude, writes Ann Heberlein.

“Evil,” wrote Hannah Arendt in Responsibility and Judgment, “is something that makes us think, ‘This should not have happened.’”

In the middle of preparations for Christmas, evil is brought to mind — first, an act of terror at a Christmas market in Strasbourg. A man senselessly shoots straight into a group of people drinking mulled wine and buying Christmas presents. Five people die and ten are wounded. This should not have happened.

Barely a week after the massacre in Strasbourg, two young women, Norwegian Maren, age 28, and Dane Louisa, age 24, are found brutally murdered in Morocco.

The two friends were to spend the Christmas holidays hiking in the Atlas Mountains. It would be an adventure, a memory of a lifetime; it ended with their deaths. Several men sit in custody, suspected of killing both girls. This shouldn’t have happened.

The common denominator for the acts is spelled Islamism. The perpetrator in Strasbourg, as well as the murderers in Morocco, are reported to be Islamic terrorists. Blinded by religious fanaticism and hatred against our Western lifestyle they consider sinful, they turn on innocent people. We are their enemies.

At the same time, home in Sweden, social services and politicians discuss how we best treat the “returnees” who are now coming back to Sweden as ISIS loses ground in Syria and Iraq.

As the Islamist dream of a caliphate seems increasingly distant, Sweden, with its forgiving attitude and its generous welfare system, is as good as a treat for the terrorists: Because that is precisely what they are, terrorists, with human lives on their consciences and blood on their hands. To call these men “returnees” — as if they studied or worked abroad for a time — is a mockery of their victims.

Since 2012 — so far as we know — about 150 people have returned to Sweden after having fought for jihadist, violent organizations in Syria and Iraq. In Stockholm, people are waiting for them to report to social services to be “de-radicalized”.

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In Loco Parentis

Longtime readers will remember that Dymphna spent much of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage. This week’s edition of Dymphna’s Greatest Hits, written on Christmas Eve of 2009, is an extensive meditation on her experiences, and how they compare with an academic study on the subject.

In Loco Parentis

by Dymphna
Originally published December 24, 2009

Do you have an opinion on the value of orphanages versus that of foster homes as places to put a motherless child?

Which of the two do you think is better for children? Whatever your conclusion, how did you come to hold your opinion as the correct one?

These aren’t rhetorical questions, but they are (in a sense) loaded. Unless you’ve made a study of the subject, or been a resident of an orphanage or foster home, you’d have to base your answer on what you ‘feel’ rather than any hard information. No surprises there: we all do that on any number of issues. We work from our own experience, from observations, maybe from reading or from conversations with other people. In these ways we arrive at answers crafted to satisfy our intellect and our practical experience.

Of course, the question about which environment is best for children assumes you care one way or another. Those who don’t care should read something else.

In putting forth my own ideas there is the unspoken assumption that at least some of our readers have an opinion on this, if for no other reason than the inescapable fact we’ve all experienced being a child (some still are — e.g., our homeschoolers). Every child has wondered at one time or another, “Who will take care of me if something happens to my parents?” Kids know they’re dependent on adults to survive. For them the question is not yet academic.

Recently Scientific American published a study addressed to this very question: which is better for the motherless (okay, “parentless”) child, an orphanage or a foster home? Before looking at their findings, I’ll present my own experience with foster homes and orphanages, both as a child and later as an adult social worker. If the personal part isn’t of interest, just skip to the section about the study’s findings.

I’ve given lots of thought to foster homes and orphanages. They loomed large in my childhood from the age of two until I reached ten. I didn’t know that I was to encounter these places again in my adult work life.

From age two or so until age five, I was in any number of unsatisfactory daycare, foster care and foster group home arrangements. There was even a brief surreal interlude where a homeless mother with her own child lived in our house to take care of me while Mother was at work. In exchange for room and board and a spot of money, Mrs. X was to mind me during the day. In addition she was to cook supper for all of us. That set-up lasted only as long as it took the neighbor ladies — two widows with a parrot — to report to my mother the screams and beatings taking place while she was absent. Half-deaf, the both of them, but they could hear my travail loud and clear. Their frightened report to my mother brought that experiment to an abrupt end. On paper it had been a great idea. In reality, envy and rage at my mother’s good fortune to have a home and a job created an unbearable turmoil for Mrs. X and she was compelled to pass the mess on to me.

Stacked up in my memories there are other more mundane tales of neglect, of punitive harshness decked out in “you must learn to be obedient”, and a myriad of other sadisms all children know so well, even the lucky ones with parents.

By the time I was five and no stable arrangement had been found by my determined, fiercely devoted Mother, the damage was starting to show. Mostly it took the form of anxiety and a run-down immune system. At the family doctor’s behest, Mother placed me in Saint Mary’s Orphanage so that I could have a stable routine and some continuity. I got both, and much more than that during the years until I turned ten.

Yes, of course I’ve wondered why my mother didn’t apply for welfare back then. She’s gone now, so I can’t ask her, but I have some ideas about her hesitation. Recently her oldest passport, the one that got her from Liverpool into New York City, floated up to the top level of my chaotic papers. Looking at that worn dark green booklet made me recall having seen her immigrant card a few times. The light went on: my foreign mother was not a citizen, so she didn’t qualify for welfare.

My guess is she’d have applied if she weren’t so afraid of calling the attention of “the authorities” to her existence, thus starting a Kafka-esque process ending in her being sent back to Ireland. If you’re familiar with the fundamentally shame-based reality of the Irish middle class, you already know why she’d have died rather than face such a fate.

Logical thinking? Hardly. More like basic animal fear. My mother’s Logical Thinking chip never did function very well. Her quite Victorian father seems to have removed that potential from all his daughters. So whatever thinking went on where her children and her own survival were concerned was paralyzed with fear but fueled with fierce mama-bear determination. In other words, an engine stuck in neutral but revved up all the time…

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The Ikhwan in Sweden, Part Three

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating the third article in a series on the Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden (previously: Part 1, Part 2):

Muslim Brotherhood established in SIPRI

The Muslim Brotherhood’s network-and aid organizations reach an ever more established position within Swedish foreign policy sphere. As co-organizer with SIDA (Swedish International Development) and the Swedish Peace Research Institute, SIPRI, they are taking a larger place in Swedish foreign and security policies.

On 28 November 2019, SIDA arranged a breakfast seminar together with SIPRI and Islamic Relief on connections between peace-making work and humanitarian aid. The theme of the seminar was: “Implementation of the Humanitarian, Development, Peace Building Nexus”.

Islamic Relief is classified as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, among others. Most of its leading representatives have repeatedly expressed anti-Semitic views and values. The international banks, UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) and HSBC (UK) have closed the organization’s accounts after funding from the terrorist organization, Hamas, was revealed.

Islamic Relief was represented by Dr. Paul Quinn and Dr. Sylvia Brown, who, among others, highlighted Islamic Relief’s activity in the Philippines. Brown pointed out Islamic Relief’s work in the inclusion of children and women, which is based in the Koran.

Islamic Relief is one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s two aid organizations, along with Muslim Aid. Both are found to be represented in Sweden. In the leadership of Islamic Relief is found the Islamic Union in Sweden’s chairman and ex-union rector, Omar Mustafa. Mustafa earlier represented Sweden as a participant in a business delegation to Azerbaijan. Among the leadership of Muslim Aid is found the former housing minister, Mehmet Kaplan (MP).

An active member of Muslim Aid Sweden was earlier sentenced to six months in prison for terror financing. The judgment was appealed to the Supreme Court but was upheld in the autumn of 2019.

Swedish Islamic Relief is currently involved in collaboration with the Swedish Church, which Ledarsidorna.se previously reported on.

That Islamic Relief Philippines is highlighted is interesting. For the US Dept. of Treasury, the American finance department responsible for the USA’s list of terrorist-connected organizations, Islamic Relief is an old acquaintance. In 2006, Islamic Relief Philippines was placed on the USA’s sanction list of terror organizations, in accordance with the US President’s Executive Order 13224, after being caught passing economic resources to two al Qaeda-connected organizations, Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and Jemaah Islamiyeh (JI).

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Quarantine!

As we saw yesterday, Germans who sit on a park bench for more than two minutes can expect to be issued a citation by the police and charged with a criminal offense. But Muslims — surprise! — are exempt from the social distancing regulations put in place to fight the Wuhan Coronavirus.

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

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Quiz: Who is Being Referred To?

Quiz: Who is Being Referred To?

Compiled by Michael Copeland

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. — Winston Churchill

…utterly incompatible with civilised society. — David Hume

…they beat out each other’s brains from generation to generation. — John Wesley

It is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in [their] world — Alexis de Tocqueville

…undistinguishing and exterminating war… against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature. — John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States

…ferociously intolerant. — George Bernard Shaw

…the most fatal enemies of Civilization, Liberty, and Truth, which the world has yet known. — Sir William Muir

…the enemies of civilization. — Theodore Roosevelt

…unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of the world. —Bertrand Russell

It has always been about hate. It has always been about violence… a militant cult that is based on violence — Amil Imani

[They] refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. — Oriana Fallaci

There never was such scum as these people. — Lord Weidenfeld

…their systematic criminalization of free speech; their suppression of inquiry and creativity; and their unending intertribal fights — are the reasons their people have remained in the seventh century. — Uzay Bulut, Turkish journalist

…a unified message of triumphalism, otherworldliness, and religious hatred — Sam Harris

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Thanks to the Coronavirus, the Muezzin is Yodeling in Germersheim

One of the side-effects of the coronavirus lockdowns in Europe has been the broadcasting of the Muslim call to prayer, even where such broadcasts are ostensibly against the law. The video below highlights the azan at a DITIB mosque in the German town of Germersheim.

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

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The Tomb is Empty

Happy Easter, everyone!

This is the first time I’ve missed an Easter Sunday service in more than thirty years. It’s disorienting and somewhat depressing — what am I doing here, typing on the keyboard, when I should be down there at church singing Easter hymns…?

Dymphna and I usually included some music in our Easter posts, so I’ll continue that tradition. This one is a change of pace: a bluegrass song entitled “My Father Owns”. The link was sent to me by the man who wrote it:

He is risen!

Stabby “French” Muslim Was Sick of Infidels

Last Saturday a devotee of the Religion of Peace in the French town of Romans-sur-Isère attacked seven people with a knife, killing two of them. As Breitbart reported, the perpetrator was a Sudanese migrant named Abdallah Ahmed-Osman.

In the wake of the attack, evidence emerged that Mr. Osman was a devout Muslim who was simply unable to bear living in a land of infidels for any longer. What a shock! Who would have guessed?

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this German follow-up on the attack, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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The Ikhwan in Belgium, Part 2

Below is a follow-up to last week’s translation of a French-language article about the Muslim Brotherhood in Belgium.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this piece from the Dutch blog Carel Brendel. It’s from 2016, but still relevant:

The Belgian Muslim Brotherhood Also Has Their Kuwait Connection

by Carel Brendel
February 27, 2016

The beauty of Blendle [Dutch online news platform] is that you come across unexpected articles in the media that are not seen every day. Last week, in the weekly Humo, I discovered an article about the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in Belgium. It reveals that this movement in our southern neighbor (Belgium) can count on support from Kuwait.

Given, the “cup of chocolate” had a rather alarmist tone: “The Muslim Brothers want to take over Europe through Belgium.” I myself, for the time being, am more worried over the near-term goals of the Brothers. The re-Islamizing of Western Muslims, winning new converts, striving for influential positions in Muslim umbrella organizations, and influencing governments, municipalities, and European institutions, which often, are so naïve as to consider Muslim Brotherhood organizations as a mouthpiece for all Muslims.

The Humo article contains striking news. Thus, the author Raf Saviller revealed the existence of an organization in Antwerp, in which leading officials from Kuwait cooperate with the leadership of the Belgian MB. That is the European Center for Training and Education (ECTE), a “non-profit association” (vzw) that is located in a back street in the district of Borgerhout.

Humo received no answer from the Kuwaiti embassy to questions about the activities of ECTE. The mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Weyer, also gave no clarification. ECTE has no website and appears to engage in no activities in the area of training and education. That leads to the suspicion that the vzw (non-profit) is primarily established for the building of mosques and to support other MB activities.

The board’s composition points in this direction. Humo only named three board members. A document in the Belgische Staatsblad reveals that six Kuwaitis and three Belgians were involved in the establishment of ECTE. The nine appointed Adel al-Falah “undersecretary” of the Ministry of Awqaf (Islamic fund) and chairman of Islamic matters.

The vice chairman is Khalif al-Ezainah, “assistant undersecretary” for external relations for the same Kuwaiti Ministry of Religious Affairs. The treasurer is Mutlaq Alqarawi, also “assistant undersecretary”, but he has been retired for a few years. Alqarawi is known here as chairman of Europe Trust Netherlands (ETN), the Muslim Brotherhood’s real estate foundation. With support from Kuwait, they built the Blue Mosque in Amsterdam and purchased a space for the Social Cultural Center Foundation, Netherlands in the Hague (SSCCN). As known (except for the editors of Nieuwsuur — News Hour), ETN is also owner of the Dawah — Muslim outreach — Center of Middenweg in Rotterdam.

A fourth founder of ECTE was Waleed al-Ammar, head of foreign affairs for the Ministry of Religious Affairs. In 2013 he told Het Parool that Kuwait paid fees to three Dutch citizens involved with ETN: To Jacob van der Blom, leader of Dutch organizations for converts, founder of the De Middenweg Center, and since 2014 adjunct director of the Essalam Mosque in Rotterdam; to imam Yassin Elforkani, from 2010-2013 chairman of ETN; and to Kamis Gacha, ex-treasurer of ETN, leader of SSCCN and organizer of European Young Campers, which like the National Convert Day, has counted on Kuwaiti support over the years.

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“I Renounced Islam”

The following article is an updated version of one that was published by LibertyGB in 2014.

Amal Farah

“I Renounced Islam”

by Michael Copeland

I renounced Islam, so my family think I should die” is the heading of the article in the Telegraph by Harriet Alexander. The article illustrates the way readers’ thoughts can be subtly steered towards desired conclusions. Both the journalist and the featured ex-muslim woman she quotes have an interest in not directing the spotlight too strongly on Islam. They both know that this can be the excuse for “repercussions”.

Straight away in the heading there are two influences at work. First the spotlight is put on “my family”, influencing the reader away from supposing that the matter might have something to do with Islam — it is a family thing, you see. This is a standard deflection, often used. Secondly, the wording says, “I should die”. That is a slightly vague and open statement, a whole lot less dramatic than “I should be killed”.

Keeping attention on her family, the article goes on to say,“her family felt she deserved to die.” There you are: it was what they “felt”. The Western reader is inclined to consider that with some loving kind encouragement the family could be influenced to change their feelings. First feelings, then beliefs: “They believe you deserve to die”: the family “believe” this is what she deserves. Silently it is left open to the reader to hope that with the right pastoral care the family could be brought round to more charitable and humane beliefs. Nothing is offered to rule this out.

The pressure is on, though: we next learn that not just the family, but the community shares the same belief about leaving Islam: “within my community, that’s a capital offence,” she said. “They believe you deserve to die.” This is more demanding: there will have to be much more persuasion work done with the whole community to help them modify their beliefs. Steady! There is more detail: “In the eyes of the deeply-conservative Somali community… renouncing Islam was an act potentially punishable by death.” Now we know: it is the “deeply-conservative Somali” community. That is better: we can breathe a sigh of relief: it evidently does not include the presumed modern, fashionable part of the Somali community. Besides, look again, renouncing Islam is only “potentially” punishable by death. More sighs of relief: that really takes the pressure off, doesn’t it? “She is adamant that it is not a problem with Islam…” There you are: of course, it is not Islam: she is adamant. It is that deeply-conservative Somali community with its feelings and beliefs. The only snag is that the phrase “it is not a problem with Islam” has the ring of being a standard untrue disclaimer. As we shall see, this matter is indeed very much “a problem with Islam”.

Now that the pressure is removed we can be fed some handy distractions: “If you look at the Old Testament, there are some shocking things there.” This is another standard technique — “You lot do it, too” — known by its Latin name tu quoque, “you also”. Two observations are called for: firstly, just because certain other people may do the same does not alter the moral unacceptability of the action: it simply means there are others just as reprehensible: no difference is made to the objection. Secondly, in this specific case there is a flaw: the parallel fails to be a parallel. The Old Testament contains many old laws and accounts of killings. To adduce it as evidence is fatuous: it does not form part of British law. The Koran, in complete contrast, is ALL part of Islamic Law, which specifies the death penalty for denying any verse (Manual of Islamic Law o8.7(7)). Every command in the Koran has legal status. Similarly, every speech and action by Mohammed, as recorded in the traditions accepted as reliable, has legal status.

“But Jewish society realises that it’s no longer acceptable to stone someone to death, or to cut out their eyes, or enslave them. And the vast majority of Muslims realise that too.”

This puts the Western reader at ease, but it is another of those we’ve-heard-them-all-before excuses, putting Islam on a par with Judaism. The vast majority of Muslims may have good qualities, but what they realise makes no difference to Islam. Islam is not defined by what the vast majority of Muslims realise. Its teachings are derived from the Koran and the traditions, the Hadith, of what Mohammed did and said. As it happens, stonings, eye-gouging, and enslavements, all of which Mohammed took part in or commanded, do, indeed, continue in the Islamic world. Although not normally reported by the mainstream media, they can be found on the internet. Sometimes, as with the schoolgirls in Nigeria, slave-taking receives some publicity.

Actually, in the reality of Islamic law, there IS a problem with Islam. As the article itself mentions, Muhammad said, “Whoever changes his religion kill him.” His word is Islamic law. As a result the one who has renounced Islam, the “apostate”, has to be killed. This is not something that muslims may opt to “believe” or not. That question does not arise in Islam, which has no freedom of religion. Muslims cannot choose: they are instructed. “It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision”, says Koran 33:36. Islamic Law indeed commands death for anyone who leaves Islam. “Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief (kufr) and the worst”, says the Manual of Islamic Law (o8.0): “When a person… voluntarily apostatizes from Islam he deserves to be killed” (o8.1).

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The Call to Prayer in Berlin

Due to the Wuhan Coronavirus, public religious services may not be held in Berlin. In compensation, churches are allowed to ring their bells, and in order not to discriminate against Muslims, mosques are also allowed to broadcast the call to prayer. In an unfortunate setback for “social distancing” in the German capital, the ululations of the muezzin induced a large crowd of the faithful to gather in front of the mosque, all of them ignoring the two-meter rule.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating the German portions of this RT video, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

MissPiggy has also translated texts about the call to prayer in Berlin. First, a tweet from the Berlin police:

About 300 people gathered in front of a mosque in #Neukölln today during prayer calls. The Imam, the OA @BerlinNkl & our colleague, only partially succeeded in persuading those present to keep their distance. The prayer was ended prematurely in agreement with the Imam. #covid19

— Police Berlin Einsatz (@PolizeiBerlin_E) April 3, 2020

See also this article (in German) with several other videos. A translation of the article:


Berlin Neukölln: Corona party with “Allahu Akbar” calls (Video)

After a call to prayer from a Berlin mosque (since Corona lockdown now allowed), which is under supervision by German domestic intelligence, about 300 people gathered yesterday in Neukölln with calls of Allahu Akbar. The police barely managed to stop people from gathering or make them keep the required distance form each other, etc. Our video of the day comes from Berlin and shows scenes that took place yesterday in front of the Neukölln “meeting place”. Philosophia Perennis abstains from any commentary; the images and context speak for themselves. The video also shows a policeman running through the crowd, before disappearing behind the gate of the mosque. However, the police seem to have dispersed the “event” after all.

This can still be seen in the following video report. Just 20 minutes after the publication of our article, the YouTuber has set his video to private. There are many other people who have taken pictures.

Equal rights for all? Really?

The Bundestag member Nicole Höchst: “Huh? The prayer could be ended in agreement with the Imam.” We can all be glad that the imam agreed. Or else…?

What would have happened without this agreement? Why was this agreement so important that it even needs to be mentioned here? What would be done if, for example, Catholics were to gather? What would be done if demonstrators gathered for Germany?

According to further information from the police, the leaders of the Neukölln Mosque have assured the police that they will announce on social media that the faithful do not have to appear in person in front of the mosque at the call to prayer.

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