‘Love Jihad’ — Global Conquest by Any Means Necessary

The following report by Clare Lopez was published earlier this month by Sharia TipSheet.

Women Under Sharia

‘Love Jihad’ — Global Conquest by Any Means Necessary

by Clare M. Lopez

This month, we include a few stories on a theme that doesn’t get much attention: so-called “Love Jihad”. In fact, this isn’t much about love at all, but the ‘right’ that Muslim men and boys claim is theirs to abduct, lure, and coerce non-Muslim women and girls to enter a relationship with them. Sometimes that means a forced marriage and sometimes it’s just plain rape. Either way, it’s officially sanctioned in Islam because the permission comes directly from the Qur’an.

“A Global Pandemic: The Jihadist Rape of Christian Women” by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute, May 10, 2023

  • “Sexual violence is consistently chosen time and time again [by Muslim attackers] to target Christian women and girls across the globe…”

Paid Non-Muslim Shill for Islam is very upset that India’s Bollywood has produced a movie about ‘ Love Jihad’ — the true story exposing the countless cases of Muslims in India forcing Hindu and Christian girls to convert to Islam”, Bare Naked Islam, May 11, 2023

  • Not really about “love” at all, but indeed an ugly form of jihad: kidnapping or luring non-Muslim girls to relationships with Muslims, who then demand they convert to Islam and marry them

In India, boy meets girl, proposes — and gets accused of jihad” by Lauren Frayer, NPR, October 10, 2021

  • An older article, but on the same theme, which is not a ‘conspiracy theory’. This really happens, unfortunately often in the Asian subcontinent. Interfaith relationships between a Muslim man and a non-Muslim woman all too often involve deceit and coercion.

“Outrage over abduction, forceful conversion of 14-year-old Esther to Islam in Kaduna”, by Bertram Nwannekanma, The Guardian, 10 May 2023

  • This report comes from Nigeria, which has been under jihad assault for hundreds of years. Non-Muslim girls too often are in the news because they are kidnapped by Muslims, who brutalize and rape them, and try to forcibly convert them to Islam. Unfortunately, when the authorities are Muslim, they frequently side with the Muslim men.

“India: Muslims murder Muslim girl for being in love with Hindu boy”, by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, April 27, 2023

  • When it’s a Muslim girl in a relationship with a non-Muslim boy, it’s not OK. It’s only OK if a Muslim boy or man seeks a relationship, coerced or otherwise, with a non-Muslim girl. This comes directly from the Qur’an Surah 2:221 and has much to do with the Islamic preoccupation with the bloodline. Because any child born of a Muslim man is a Muslim according to Islamic law, but a child born to a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is not automatically a Muslim under Islamic Law (sharia), the former is sanctioned and the latter forbidden.

Eyes gouged out, shot at 9 bullets, stabbed 10 times: Read how the Taliban tormented a former female Afghan police personnel”, OpIndia, 3 May 2023

  • What’s been happening to our former allies, police and military personnel who risked their lives to work with U.S. forces in Afghanistan, after the Biden administration’s shameful and chaotic retreat is abominable. This is the story of what happened to one of them.

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Women Attacked, Violated, Disempowered, and Silenced Under Sharia

The following report by Clare Lopez was published last month by Sharia TipSheet.

Women Attacked, Violated, Disempowered, and Silenced Under Sharia

by Clare M. Lopez

The stories we bring to you this month focus on the status of women who live under Islamic Law (sharia). The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are among the world’s regimes under which some of the most horrific human rights abuses against women occur. Islamic Law consigns women to a second-class status under which the rights of men are accorded a superior status. Such unequal treatment derives from the Qur’an, which allows Muslim males to marry up to four women in addition to those “that your right hands possess” (i.e., sex slaves, Q 4:3) and to grant male children inheritance “equal to that of two females” (Q 4:11). In Surah 4:34, the Qur’an tells Muslim men that if they “fear disloyalty and ill conduct” from their wives, they should admonish them, refuse to share their beds, and “beat them”. Muslim men are told in Q: 2:223 that “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how you will” (no such thing as marital rape under sharia). [Editor’s Note — ‘tilth’ is cultivated land ready to seed.]

Regarding the requirement that women must cover their hair and wear concealing clothing, this derives directly from Surahs 28:31 and 33:59, which connect covering up with not being “molested” (i.e., raped, by Muslim men). In this spirit, the IRI is cracking down on women and girls who have been in the forefront of the uprising against the Tehran regime since the September 2022 murder by the so-called “morality police” of the young Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, for supposedly allowing some hair to show under her hijab.

Next, regimes in Afghanistan and Pakistan are restricting the rights of women and girls to attend school/university—to confine them to the home where they are more closely under the domination of husbands, brothers, and sons but also to limit their ability to pursue a professional career outside the home.

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Shootout at the Ghriba Synagogue

A police officer attacked a synagogue in Tunisia, shooting three people to death, including a policeman, and wounding ten others before being shot dead by police. Officials say the killer’s motive is not yet known.

It’s worth noting that the killer policeman obtained his weapons by killing one his colleagues. He then went to the synagogue to kill as many Jews as he could. But his reasons for doing so are still unknown. I suspect that we will eventually learn that he had a history of psychological problems.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this news report, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Below is an article about the attack from La Presse (Tunisia), also translated by Gary Fouse:

The assailant, a security guard who killed his colleague while using his service pistol, and who took a submachine gun and ammunition from a naval post of the National Guard at Aghir, was killed by police.

The island of Djerba, the jewel of Tunisian tourism, which was living to the rhythm of the Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba Synagogue, has experienced a terrorist attack that resulted in four deaths, including the perpetrator of the criminal act.

In a press release from the Interior Ministry, it was reported that a police officer “killed his colleague Tuesday evening at the National Guard naval post in the port of Aghir at Djerba, using his individual weapon and employing ammunition.” The perpetrator, wearing a bullet-proof vest, got on a police quad [rough terrain vehicle or bike] and then attempted to gain access to the Ghriba Synagogue and deliberately opened fire indiscriminately at the security units stationed at the scene, who responded and took him down before he could penetrate into the synagogue.

“In addition to the fallen martyred policeman, we also deplore two deaths among the visitors of the pilgrimage to Ghriba,” stated the Interior Ministry. Six security agents were hit, and four other persons were wounded. All of the wounded were transported to a hospital to receive necessary care. Their wounds are considered more or less serious.

The area of the synagogue was sealed off by police, its interior and exterior spaces secured, and the situation is in hand, according to the Interior Ministry’s press release. An investigation has been opened, and the investigations will continue to determine “the reasons behind this treacherous and cowardly attack,” the statement notes.

In a statement to the TV channel El Watania, Perez Trabelsi, president of the Synagogue of El Ghriba Association, stated that “the police have managed the situation well and confined the worshippers within the synagogue for their protection.” He added that “the island of Djerba has recovered its calm.”

As a result, the security forces have succeeded in avoiding a much bloodier toll given the high number (more than 7,000) for the Ghriba pilgrimage.

In a statement from the Quai d’Orsay [French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs], France stated it has learned “with consternation and profound sadness the attack perpetrated at Djerba, in a Ghriba synagogue, which has cost the lives of four persons including a compatriot, as well as worshippers and members of the Tunisian security forces.”

Paris condemns this odious act with the greatest firmness and “sends its most sincere condolences to the victims’ families and expresses all of its solidarity with the Tunisian people and the Tunisian authorities. Our embassy and our services are mobilized to offer their support to the family of our compatriot and our fellow citizens affected by this attack.”

France also salutes “the rapid intervention of the Tunisian security forces, and stands with Tunisia in continuing the fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of fanaticism,” the press release stated.

It is worth mentioning that social media relayed information on an exchange of gunfire at the island’s port, and several users who were present at the location at the moment of the attack posted videos of scenes of chaos and fear among the worshippers and showing the quickness of the security forces in protecting them. It is also worth remembering that this hateful act perpetrated during an annual Jewish pilgrimage brings back memories of the suicide attack that caused 21 deaths in this same synagogue in 2002.

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Jew-Hatred in Malmö

The synagogue in the culturally-enriched southern Swedish city of Malmö was recently attacked, yet again. What is notable about the following article on Jew-hatred in Malmö is that there is no mention of the fact that violence against Jews in Malmö is perpetrated by Muslims. I doubt that even a single attack against Jews in Malmö during the past ten years was perpetrated by a non-Muslim. The violent expression of Jew-hatred in Sweden is a Muslim issue, but it is politically incorrect to discuss it in such terms.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Expressen:

Criticism after the attack: “A plan is needed”

Malmö, May 5, 2023

The synagogue in Malmö was subjected to a suspected attack attempt just over one week ago.

At the same time, a Malmö city survey shows that Jewish school students are being subjected to verbal and physical attacks.

“It would be nice if we could see Malmö as a peaceful city where everyone can feel safe and follow their dreams. But that is not the case,” says Jonathan Conricus, former international spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces.

Jonathan Conricus has a background as press spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces. He has lived in Israel in recent decades but grew up in Malmö. He has been Israel’s representative in the UN and has appeared in historical international media such as CNN.

Now he is on a lecture tour in Sweden, and one of the stops is his childhood city of Malmö, where his Skåne past is remembered, if in nothing other than the dialect.

“I have felt that now when I am in Stockholm, Uppsala and the like. As soon as I open my mouth, people understand where I am from.”

“Malmö and Skåne are a big part of my heritage. I had a wonderful upbringing in Malmö.”

Today, he is critical over the way Malmö’s Jewish community is protected.

“My perspective is from the outside, but the short answer to the question is: Where ARE Malmö’s Jews” They are barely here any longer,” he says, and refers to information on the way the Jewish congregation has lost members in the past few years.

On April 26, Malmö police staged a major operation at the synagogue in central Malmö. The incident is being investigated as preparation for destruction dangerous to the public. One person was arrested but later released. Suspicions of crime remain.

“We’ll check some things, and then I will make a decision as to whether to close the case or go further,” says the preliminary investigation leader, Pär Andersson, on Wednesday.

Police are reticent

In March 2021, the city of Malmö presented an investigation in which Jewish school students were interviewed and practically all testified to hate crimes in the form of physical and verbal attacks.

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Shia vs. Sunni in Vienna

The following article describes what is essentially an intramural Islamic conflict in Austria.

As most readers know, there is a long-standing (and often violent) conflict between the Sunni and Shiite branches of Islam. Most of the current Muslim invaders in Europe are Sunni, but a small minority are Shiites, largely from Iran. The incident described below happened at a Shiite-affiliated Iranian mosque in Vienna.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Heute:

Man badly beaten twice at Vienna mosque

April 29, 2023

A man went into a Vienna mosque to ask about the situation in Iran. The response was repeatedly “quick on the trigger.”

Heute reader Mido* (name altered by editorial staff) went into an Islamic center in Vienna last October to ask questions about the worrisome situation in Iran. At that time, his concerns were brutally attacked — and he was as well. In the middle of April, the man tried again at the faith center — about 20 people chased after the activist.

Man in hospital after mosque visit

The death of the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in her hometown of Saghes in northwestern Iran caused shock and indignation worldwide, Heute reported. Since then in Iran, it has been one stone on top of another. All over the country there have been regular demonstrations — some brutally broken up. For Mido, an unbearable situation, which is why he went to the “Imam Ali” Islamic Center in the 21st district of Vienna. There he sought answers to his critical questions.

The 43-year-old received a solid beating — and on two occasions. In October, several men beat the activist out of the premises. In mid-April it happened again: Mido was beaten a second time.

A colleague who was with him, however, was able to escape from the charging thugs at the last second. From an opposite building, the witness filmed the unsettling tumult in Floridsdorf.

“I would like to be the voice for all Iranians who are suffering under the Mullahs’ regime”

“For me, it is incomprehensible that faithful people support the situation in Iran. I would like to be the voice for all Iranians who are suffering under the Mullahs’ regime,” says the man to Heute. For his solidarity, the man has had to deal with a lot of setbacks. However, Mido doesn’t want to give up “until justice is restored in Iran”. He has filed several reports to the Vienna police for bodily injury. The investigations are ongoing.

Heute asked the Islamic Religious Community in Austria what the tumult was all about. To date, there has been no response.

The article below about the mosque (also translated by Gary Fouse) was published last year by Osterreich 24:

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Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi: “Now the Hour of the Reformation 2.0 Strikes”

This coming Saturday a major demonstration will take place in the German city of Magdeburg, the place where the Reformation began almost five hundred years ago, when Martin Luther arrived there in 1524.

Below is a video out by the organizers of the event. Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

A summary of the planned event, courtesy of our Swedish correspondent LN:

Large demonstration in Magdeburg with Prof. Bhakdi on April 29, 2023: “In my whole life I have never had more important things to say than now.”

Prof. Bhakdi encourages people to join him and come to Magdeburg. On April 29 there will be a large demonstration in front of the cathedral square. He said he has never had more important things to say in his entire life. Also people such as Dr. Wodarg, Dr. Yeadon, Dr. Griesz-Brisson, Dr. Javid-Kistel, Anselm Lenz and Michael Ballweg are invited there as guests. Demonstrations will be held for a Reformation 2.0, Lauterbach’s liability, stopping the Green ID passport and leaving the WHO. Prof. Bhakdi says in his short video contribution: “Come to the cathedral square in Magdeburg, experience in front of God’s house how brutes have dared and managed to commit this inconceivable outrage and to give themselves super-divine omnipotence. Here in this place, 499 years ago, Magdeburgers stood up to be the first to initiate the Reformation. Now the hour of the Reformation 2.0 strikes and this time it is about everything. Namely, the salvation of mankind. All those who are united here today in Magdeburg: stand up once again after 700 years, for God, for truthfulness and for humanity.”

Prof. Bhakdi addresses the population with a new video. He calls for people to meet in Magdeburg on April 29, 2023. Those who attend “will understand why it is now about everything.” In 15 minutes he wants to summarize the inconceivable.


  • Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi
  • Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg
  • Dr. Michael Yeadon
  • Dr. Magareta Griesz-Brisson
  • Dr. Daniel Langhans
  • Dr. Carola Javid Kistel
  • Dr. Bodo Schiffmann
  • Dr. Christina Baum
  • Anselm Lenz (Journalist)
  • Pfarrer Martin Michaelis
  • Michael Ballweg (Ehrengast)
  • Lars Hünich (Parl. C-Ausschuss)
  • Frank Liske (Vorsitzender Unternehmerverband ASU)
  • Udo Merx (Friedensaktivist)
  • Dirk Hoffmann (Reformation 2.0)
  • Beate Bahner (RAin)
  • Wolfgang Greulich

Video: Reformation 2.0 in Magdeburg am Dom (29.04.2023)

Basisdemokratische Partei Deutschland

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Quiz VIII: Twelve Clues

Quiz VIII: Twelve Clues
[shortened Apr 2023]

Compiled by Michael Copeland

  • …the enemy of reason. —Diderot (quoted by Oriana Fallaci, The Force of Reason)
  • a state of permanent hostilityKarl Marx
  • …a criminal conspiracy. —Frank Anderson, lawyer; comment
  • …has no place in a civilized society. —Aussie Infidel, comment
  • …savage, backward, barbarian, vicious, violent…Paul Weston 2014
  • …without law, without morals, without value, without virtue —somehistory, comment
  • Nothing but a bunch of evil gangsters. —tim gallagher, comment
  • …a pox on humanity. —Politicallyincorrectistruth, comment Feb 17, 2022 at 5:19
  • the oldest nefarious ideology of all time. —Wellington, comment
  • a ferocious, backward, barbaric, anti-female savagery. —Clive Delmonte, comment
  • a controlling totalitarian warrior culture —Aussie Infidel, Apr comment
  • this perverse, degenerate Bandit Ideology. —jca reid, comment Dec 3, 2020 at 6:16

No need to answer. Pass it on to others.

For previous essays by Michael Copeland, see the Michael Copeland Archives.

No Christianity Allowed!

A teacher at a public school in Italy got herself in a mess of trouble by having her pupils recite the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary. You can tell Italy isn’t as far gone as the rest of Western Europe, because this estimable woman assumed that what she asked the children to do was normal and appropriate. Teachers in the UK or Germany wouldn’t even have considered such a career-ending move.

Now, Islam would be another matter entirely. Having students recite the shahada in England, for example, wouldn’t be frowned upon, and would probably gain official approval. But Christianity has been all but outlawed in much of the Western half of the continent.

Many thanks to HeHa for translating this news video, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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No Easter Allowed!

Nasty WAYCISTS in a secondary school in Austria abused a Muslim student by exposing him to the symbols and practices of Easter. The horror!

Fortunately for the followers of Mohammed, school administrators intervened, and caused the classroom to be cleansed of all traces of Christianity, thereby making the school safe for Islam.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from eXXpress:

School cancels Easter tradition — out of consideration for non-Christians

The next incredible attack on our culture: In an AHS [Academic Secondary School] in Upper Austria, a teacher wanted to decorate the class with palm branches. A trip to the Easter market was also planned. A student’s father complained. With success: The school director then reprimanded his teacher for her “Christian fundamentalism”.

Niki Glattauer was a teacher and school principal himself. In the newspaper Heute he reports on an email that reached him from Upper Austria. “Are Palmkatzerln [palm fronds] fundamentalist, and an Easter market for schoolchildren completely unreasonable?” asked the teacher there.

The pupil M. was disturbed by the Christian customs

Shortly after the first palm branches adorned the classroom, the father of a student whose second-generation parents are from Bosnia got in touch. Glattauer quotes from the message in the school app: “Our child is very disturbed by the transformation of his classroom into a church. Even an Easter market is completely unreasonable for M. We will therefore keep our child at home for the time being.”

Principal calls teacher ‘insensitive’

But that’s not all. The teacher turned to her principal for support. But he stabbed her in the back, instead asserting that she had “acted insensitively” and asked her to remove the palm branches immediately. For “Christian fundamentalism” there is Holy Week.

Afterword from the translator:

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Legal Under Islamic Law: Women, Honk If You Love Sharia

The following report by Clare Lopez was published earlier this month by Sharia TipSheet. See the original for the embedded links.

Legal Under Islamic Law: Women, Honk If You Love Sharia

by Clare M. Lopez

  • Clare says: “If we can get folks to understand the extent to which all of this is literally legal under Islamic Law, and is taught as such to Muslim kids (including in madrassas across America) from the earliest ages, we’ll have come a long ways to changing perspectives about Islam.”

“Italy: Muslim migrant murders his mother with hammer blows”, by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, 12 March 2023

  • Although this likely was a so-called “honor killing”, Italian authorities investigating the killing claim that “the motive for the crime is unknown”.

“Afghan universities open solely for men amid ‘heartbreaking’ ban on women” by Estelle Emonet & Qubad Wali, Times of Israel, 6 March 2023

  • Despite 20 years of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, once the Taliban took over again in August 2021, shariah-based restrictions on women began again. It is unfortunately impossible to export a Judeo-Christian-based Western-style of liberal governance to a people and place entirely unwilling to accept it.

“Iran’s judiciary says women will be punished for violating Islamic dress code -IRNA”, Reuters, March 6, 2023

  • Iranian regime demand that women wear a hijab (head-covering veil) is based firmly on Qur’anic verses (Q 24:31 and Q 33:59). The September 2022 killing of the young Iranian Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, by Iran’s “morality police”, who bludgeoned her to death because her hijab slipped & showed some hair, launched the 6 months of street protests by the Iranian people which continue to this day.

“Denmark: Muslim migrant takes 12-year-old to Somalia for marriage with 75-year-old, sells her when she refuses”, by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, March 1, 2023

  • Under Islamic Law (shariah), women and girls are essentially commodities to be owned, abused, sold, and raped by men.

“‘TRAUMATIC DEATH’ Young woman, 20, ‘stabbed to death with metal spike by uncle then dumped “like rubbish” in honour killing’”, by Holly Christodoulou, The Sun, 1 March 2023

  • UK court records indicate the young woman was murdered by her uncle in an honor killing in her own home in Bradford, England.

“VIDEO: 10-year-old girl stabbed in the stomach — ‘Allahu akbar’”, Samnytt, March 2, 2023

  • Perpetrator was caught & arrested, but as usual, even though he was chanting “Allahu akbar” during the attack, Swedish authorities state “the reason for the assault is still unclear”.

“France: The sex offender Abdoulaye D. lured little girls into his room in the Adoma dormitory and then sexually abused them. He claimed ‘that he was teaching them the Koran’”, Medforth, February 28, 2023

  • As Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch commented, “And maybe he was”. The Qur’an teaches that infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (Q 4:3, Q 4:24, Q 23:1-6, Q 33:50, Q 70:30)

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Ukrainian Nazism

Statue of Stepan Bandera

Karl-Olov Arnstberg is a Swedish writer, ethnologist, and retired university professor. His essays are posted at the blog Invandring och mörkläggning. Below is today’s edition of his “Sunday Chronicle”. Many thanks to LN for the translation:

Sunday Chronicle: Ukrainian Nazism

by Karl-Olov Arnstberg
March 19, 2023

When Putin sent troops into Ukrainian territory on February 24, 2022, it was with the stated mission of “demilitarizing and de-Nazifying” the country.

For Western media, Putin’s language was inaccurate and offensive. As in all other contexts, it was obvious that Putin was lying. Eventually I realized that the Ukrainian Nazis were not just a matter of general accusations, and decided to dig, not too deep but a little bit. What I found no MSM reporter would ever dream of writing.

As a journalist, you must not violate the moral dichotomy: if one is evil, the other is good. When the Russians invade Ukraine, they are evil. And because they are evil, the Ukrainians are good. When I write about Nazism in Ukraine, I become evil because I am attacking the good guys. If I had written about Russian Nazism instead, I would have ended up among the good guys. Yes… there are quite a few people who think that stupidly.

But not you, right?

The actor and comedian Volodomyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election in April 2019. He didn’t have much of a platform, but he promised to stop the low-level civil war that had been raging for five years between Russian separatists and far-right paramilitaries in the Donbass region.

Of the latter, the openly Nazi Azov Battalion was the largest and most militarily capable unit. Since 2014, it had been part of the Ukrainian National Guard. Eight percent of those who participated in the Euromaidan belonged to Azov. That doesn’t sound like much, but another report says that they were extremely effective and without them the effectiveness of Euromaidan would have dropped by 90%.

When Zelensky took office in May 2019, Azov had de facto control of the strategic southeastern port city of Mariupol and its surrounding villages.

The majority were killed in the battle for the Azovstal steel plant, where they held out for three months against the vastly superior Russian army. When they finally surrendered, there were 500 soldiers left. I don’t think they have survived either, having taken part in the fighting in Bakhmut.

What enabled Zelensky to campaign so successfully was the support of the Ukrainian oligarch and billionaire Igor Kolomoisky. He also supported the Azov Battalion and financed private militias such as the Dnipro and Aidar Battalions.

When needed, he used them privately, to protect his financial interests. In early October 2021, the leaked so-called “Pandora” documents showed that Kolomoisky had used foreign accounts to make Zelensky and his inner circle wealthy.

On October 25, 2019, six months after his election as president, Zelensky unexpectedly appeared in Zolote, a small town in the battle zone of the Donbass region. A ceasefire was underway. Both the Russian-backed militia and the Ukrainian army would retreat, leaving a no-man’s land between them. If Zelensky achieved a ceasefire, he could start peace talks with Putin. Now he wanted to meet the Azov veterans. They had to stretch out their arms, too.

This did not go well at all. When Zelensky learned that Azov was hiding illegal weapons to continue fighting, he was furious, and scolded them. The scene was filmed and went viral on social media.

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Terror Alert for Churches in Vienna

Yesterday police and the military were put on heightened alert in Vienna due to a threat of possible Islamic terrorist attacks directed at churches. Coptic and Syrian Orthodox churches in the city were thought to be particular targets.

I haven’t heard anything further today, so I assume that no actual attacks have thus far been carried out.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this video report, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Below is an article about the alert from the Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung, also translated by Gary Fouse:

Heightened presence

Terror alarm: attack danger for churches in Vienna

March 15, 2023

Increased police presence in the national capital. On Wednesday morning, via Twitter, the State Police command reported a strengthened presence, some also with special equipment. The reason: A threatened danger of attack against Vienna churches.

What is concrete is that there is a security alarm from the Command of the State Security and Intelligence Service (DSN). According to Krone’s information, the police intelligence service received a tip about a planned attack by a Syrian-Islamist terror cell.

Apparently, the threat is directed against those Syrians who fled the war and dictator Bashar al-Assad. According to the information, these people were to be murdered while attending Mass because they did not participate as God’s fighters in the jihad.

To provide this security, more police — local forces, WEGA and Cobra — are being deployed, the police say. “With this surveillance, it is a precautionary measure, “ it was stressed — a normal process in such scenarios.

Church in close coordination with police

However, for now the danger is not so high that there is a need for temporary closures or cancellation of services, the Archdiocese of Vienna reports. The Catholic Church is in close contact with the police. “We know that it will be more closely controlled, “ said Michael Prueller, spokesman for the Vienna Archdiocese. Vienna’s Cathedral priest, Toni Faber, expressed gratitude to the security authorities through Kathpress [Catholic Press, Austria], “that the situation is under control and appropriate security measures have been taken.”

[Police tweet]

You will notice increased police forces in the city area with special equipment. The reason is there is an unspecified danger of attack against churches. We will keep you updated.

The founder of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Austria, Emanuel Aydin, says he has had no direct contact with the police. Officers have been in the area around his church in Favoriten and have spoken with members of the community. The church is still open.

Bishop Gabriel of the Coptic-Orthodox Church told Ö1-Mittagsjournal [Austria One Midday Journal] that they have been informed of the threat situation.

National army, “Forces sensitized”

The National Army was not immediately brought in for assistance, said the spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Colonel Michael Bauer. “Our forces, which routinely guard the embassies, are sensitized.” In a local inspection in the inner city, only a slightly increased police presence was noted.

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Semantic Marxism

The culture war we’re currently embroiled in is part of a process of Marxist dialectics that aims to negate all significant characteristics of Western culture. We are being targeted by a host of lytic agents that serve to break down our traditional structures. When everything we know and love has been razed, then a new world can be built on the ruins by those who destroyed the old one.

The following short video is a trailer for a three-hour presentation by Stephen Coughlin and Veterans4Freedom, which will be released soon:

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Islam Bans Freedom of Speech for All Human Beings

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The police in both Norway and Sweden have recently banned people from burning a copy of the Koran. The Danish-Swedish lawyer, politician and activist Rasmus Paludan has burned the Koran in public several times. Muslims staged violent riots over this in several Swedish cities in April 2022.[1] Recently, this has triggered international Islamic protests against Sweden. Turkish President Erdogan has threatened to block Sweden’s NATO membership bid partly because it remains legal in Sweden to burn the Koran.[2]

In February 2023 Swedish police banned a planned burning of the Koran in Stockholm.[3] They cited an increased risk of terror attacks as the reason for this decision.[4] Several experts on free speech question whether the police are allowed to do this according to current Swedish law.[5]

Finland has restrictive laws when it comes to freedom of expression. Even some Finnish politicians such as Jussi Halla-aho from the Finns Party have been legally prosecuted for allegedly making hateful comments about Islam.[6] Police in Finland would not allow a public burning of the Koran, according to the National Police Board. Finnish law stipulates that violating religious peace is a punishable offence, the police board said in a statement.[7]

You can, of course, think what you will about burning books, regardless of which book it is. The fact is, however, that in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in the year 2023 it is legal to burn books.

The Norwegian activist Hege Storhaug has been writing about Islam and immigration for many years. Her book Islam: Europe Invaded. America Warned is also available in English. She criticized the authorities after the police banned a group from burning a copy of the Koran in front of the Turkish embassy in Oslo.[8] Again, it is questionable whether the police are allowed to do this according to current Norwegian law.

The police in Sweden and Norway are effectively saying in public that they cannot or will not uphold our secular laws, because they are afraid of violent reactions from Muslims. There really is no other way to interpret this behavior. This amounts to submission to Islamic religious law, sharia, and to Islamic rule.

Those who argue that we should simply stop offending Muslims do not understand Islam. The late Kurt Westergaard was one of several Danish artists who made a drawing of Muhammad for the newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005. This was deemed offensive by many Muslims, therefore some of them wanted to kill him. Culture editor Flemming Rose and others from Jyllands-Posten have also lived with threats for years for publishing these Muhammad cartoons.[9]

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