Gateway Pundit Exposes the MSM Narrative on Church Burnings in France

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, exposes the refusal of the MSM to name this particular evil. He has some links to other sites which give cumulative damage to churches in France.

Makes one wonder if this is a growing phenomenon which will only intensify now that the Big One has been taken down.

Here’s Jim’s home page, full of interesting American news. Scroll down to see the link to a news item from the U.K. Sun, claiming that 875 churches were damaged last year in France.

So who is Macron demonizing? Why those gilets jaunes, of course. In many respects, they are the French equivalent of America’s MAGA hat troops. They want their country back.

Tariq Ramadan: Respect

The acclaimed Swiss philosopher Tariq Ramadan seems to have hit a rough patch in the last few years. His #MeToo moment arrived earlier than it did for most men in public life, before it became totally fashionable. He is currently awaiting trial on various charges of sexual assault.

The following piece about Dr. Ramadan has been revised and updated since it was originally published by Michael Copeland at LibertyGB.

Tariq Ramadan: Respect

by Michael Copeland

Tariq Ramadan, a muslim of Egyptian descent, held until recently a Qatari-funded chair specially created for him at Oxford. At present he is on bail in France, awaiting trial for rape and sexual contact with minors.

Ramadan’s public speaking, with a catchy Maurice Chevalier accent, is appealing in style, but nonetheless bluff-filled and vacuous. One of his techniques is to invoke admirable and attractive concepts in the abstract, and float them before his audience, like beautiful imagined balloons, to gasps of awe and admiration. Here are some of the concepts that Ramadan has called upon: “Respect!” (long pause), “Humility!” (another pause, gasps from the audience), “Critical Thinking!” (gasps and sighs all round), “Freedom of Conscience!” (swoon). The usefulness of this technique is that it is the listeners who supply their own favourable and warm qualities to the concepts, while the speaker has, in fact, offered nothing, and may well be harbouring quite different thoughts left unspoken. It is a standard device of prevarication.

Let us focus on “Respect”. An audience in England will receive that concept favourably, as denoting a deferential regard for the rights and dignity of the individual or ideology to be respected. This way the infidel audience can form a favourable impression in their minds when the speaker has not necessarily supplied one.

Respect concerns relationship. It can, though, embrace a very wide spectrum of regard, from high esteem to low esteem: it is all respect. We teach our children to respect their elders, likewise to have respect, of a different kind, for stinging nettles, snakes and scorpions. Even respect of a negative kind, disrespect, fits into this wide concept. A spokesman for Sharia4Belgium said recently: “We Muslims have not even a gram of respect for you infidels.” A measure of “not even a gram” of respect is still respect.

So much for what to tell the infidel. To muslim listeners Ramadan is clear:

“The only law we must respect and apply is the Shari’a.”

There you are — respect.

Ramadan explains Sharia in an interview with Erick Stakelbeck:

“You have another understanding of Sharia, and the understanding of Sharia is based on the human agency that is taking from the scriptural sources, the Koran and the prophetic tradition, to try to get the principles and the objectives, and say what our religion is all about, protecting the dignity of the human being, protecting their rights — men and women — and then if you have this understanding, and this is my position, this, look, Sharia is a way, it’s a path.”

Are you any the wiser? It is more informative to look at the Islamic texts and authorities. Sharia law, Islamic law, is fixed and unchangeable, and overrides “man-made” Statute law, as Anjem Choudary has so often proclaimed. It contains a number of aspects hostile to Western civilisation — no equality before the law, no freedom of conscience, no freedom of speech. Muslim lands are Dar al Islam, the Abode of Islam, while non-muslim lands are Dar al Harb, the Abode of War. That means that non-muslims are permanent enemies in an ongoing war. The Koran states that “Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers” (2:98): he ”does not love the unbelievers” (30:45). Unbelievers are “unclean” (9:28), ”the worst of creatures” (98:6), ”the vilest of beasts” (8:22, 8:55). There is a “communal obligation… to war against non-Muslims” in Jihad (Manual of Islamic Law o9.0, o9.1). The enmity is compulsory.

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A Slave-Holding ISIS Bride

An ethnic German woman (who presumably converted to Islam) is being tried over the death of a Yazidi slave girl in Iraq. The defendant traveled to Iraq with her husband, who had gone to fight in the jihad for the Islamic State. The couple acquired a little girl as slave, and later were responsible for her death.

Interestingly, the ISIS bride’s lawyer is claiming that the defendant could not possibly have been responsible for the death, since women in the Islamic State had no right to make such decisions — only their husbands could do so. Would this be called a sharia defense?

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

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Egyptian and Turkish Cultural Enrichment in the Netherlands

The following two videos highlight two separate reports on the joys of living in the Modern Multicultural Netherlands. Many thanks to C for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video reports on the knifing of two Jewish merchants in a market in Amsterdam. The perpetrator was a fellow merchant from Egypt who had recently become radicalized:

Below are excerpts from an article about the attack published by the The Times of Israel:

A Jewish father and son were stabbed at an iconic street marketplace in Amsterdam by an Egypt-born seller whom they and others said was a radicalised Muslim.

Martin Colmans, the father, and son Sharon sustained light to moderate injuries in the attack Saturday at the Albert Cuyp market, where the Colmans family has been selling furniture for decades. Sharon Colmans, whose mother is from Israel, was injured in his back, chest and arm, and suffered serious blood loss. Both have been released from the hospital.

A police spokesperson told De Telegraaf that they have no comment about the assailant’s alleged motives.

Known locally as Tarik, the alleged stabber has been selling hookahs and other smoking paraphernalia adjacent to the Colmans’ furniture shop since 2004. The stabber, who has not been named in the Dutch media, is under arrest awaiting an indictment.

Martin Colmans told De Telegraaf that the suspect had been away for several months, and that when he returned his behaviour had changed. He said Tarik was “reading the Koran a lot, stopped talking to us. Shaved his head. Prayed all the time. He also began giving us nasty looks.”

He had threatened a fellow seller, a Moroccan man who is not Jewish, with a knife recently, sellers told De Telegraaf of Tarik.

Asked whether he believes the assault was an antisemitic incident, Colmans told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, “I don’t know, but he behaved very strangely to us in recent weeks.” Colmans also said he was “happy that we are alive” because Tarik seemed determined to kill them.

The second video is from a TV talk show in which the panelists discuss a liquor store in The Hague that was threatened by Turks for selling a vodka named for the Persian poet Rumi:

Video transcript #1:

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New Zealand Mosque Attack: Egypt’s Grand Imam Schools the West on Terror Equality

Ashraf Ramelah’s latest essay reports on the reaction of the grand imam of Al Azhar to the Christchurch massacre, and the way Muslim leaders worldwide have used the opportunity posed by the atrocity to further their plans for Islamic expansion.

New Zealand mosque attack: Egypt’s grand imam schools the West on terror equality

by Ashraf Ramelah

The following includes a brief review of how Islam realized its presence in a country such as New Zealand (Muslims are one percent of the population) by way of intentional Islamization efforts and export across the world. The grand imam of Al-Azhar Institute, Ahmed al-Tayeb, responded to the New Zealand tragedy with comments consistent with the context of this background.

The supreme religious leader of Arab-Muslim Sunnis reacted to the Mar 15 fatal mosque shootings in New Zealand with a statement that shows us his real concern. While he is the one individual in the whole world positioned to use this opportunity to create positive reforms of Islam by saying something like “terrorism must be stopped,” he instead expressed relief that Muslims are not the only terrorists.

Under the banner of the popular Egyptian slogan, “Terrorism has no religion,” the grand imam stated that “It’s time for people in the East and West to stop repeating lies concerning Islamic terrorism.” In this quote, the lie he refers to is that terrorism belongs solely to Islam. The white, non-Islamic Australian gunman as reported by the media was a fact that debunked this assumption for the world to see.

It was not an issue of sympathy, prayers and eulogies for the head imam, but of politicizing the perpetrator and the crime. Al-Tayeb’s fixation was with having another example of terror on the world stage — the infidel and “Christian.” His focus has been entirely on blaming those who single out Islam for the terror business.

Please know that the grand imam of Al Azhar has never condemned the killings of Shia Muslims murdered by Sunni Muslims, any ISIS aggression, or any Muslim attacks on Christians and their religious institutions. Instead, through public and private TV channels, Al Azhar imams have instigated the notion that Sunni Muslims must occupy Rome, the White House and recapture Spain.

As the facts of this horrible incident were uncovered, sympathy from New Zealanders began to pour forth with various actions binding non-Muslim to Muslim, including interfaith gestures. Many Christians delivered flowers to the outside of the mosque. Many entered in. New Zealand’s prime minister opened an emergency session of parliament with the religious Islamic greeting, “Al Salam Alikom,” attended the Muslim ceremony for the dead, wore a hijab, and recited Koranic verses.

For Muslim expansion, the tragic event has brought some hope. Muslims are embraced. Their Friday worship will now be welcomed in the open air to be heard even by those who currently hold no real interest in Islam. Also, as a result of the horrible tragedy, New Zealand will now allow outdoor speakers for the Islamic call to prayer. Consequences such as these will advance the grand imam’s and the Vatican’s “Ark of Brotherhood” interfaith pact to spread togetherness throughout the West. Their agreement was signed earlier this year in Abu Dhabi.

Arab-Muslim reaction to the New Zealand tragedy

In the Arabic press, much was made of hatred toward Islam, escalation of hostilities, prejudice and growing Islamophobia with various reactions from Arab-Muslim leaders. A cleric and scholar from Al Azhar Institute pointed out that the gunman was not killed this time, whereas Islamic terrorists are always killed on the scene. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed the escalation of hostilities toward Islam. He called on the West to take emergency measures to prevent such disasters.

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Pigs and Monkeys and Mossad, Oh My!

David Wood has done us all a favor by shining his ray of sunlight on this dark, demented “thinking”:

And, as he usually does, David lets the Koran hoist itself with its own petard. The shouting imam in New Zealand, blaming Mossad and Zionists for this latest mass killer, is the usual predictable Koranic Kutie. I’ll bet most of us can sing along with him by now.

Meanwhile, The Apostate Prophet tells us what it’s like to grow up in Germany learning his ABCs of hatred against the kuffar. Just so you know its origins.

Are we recycling the 1930s all over again? A place where anti-Semitism is cool, and the anti-Semites are free again to shout the same filth all over again? But only certain haters are given a free pass on foaming at the mouth. Others are so muzzled by political correctness that they live in hiding or under guard — Salman Rushdie and Geert Wilders come to mind.

What is so mind-boggling about that New Zealand imam’s rant is not his “anti-Zionist” tirade, but that New Zealand is so accepting of it. There don’t seem to be (m)any MSM reports on this phenomenon. I’ve been hanging around all day, looking for items. They’re few and far between.

Is there any antidote to this moral rot? We are seeing it ever more openly now, even in the U.K. Parliament and the U.S. Congress. Anti-Semitism is becoming cool among the socialists…

The nutjob who massacred those Muslims in New Zealand is being compared to Breivik. As I said at the time of ABB’s massacres, first in Oslo and later on Utøya island, people in a position of power who sincerely wanted to know the deeper reality behind his Manifesto needed to have a forensic analysis done on his work. Of course, they didn’t want the truth; they wanted the circus they created, so the real authors got away with murder. More murder than they’d planned on perpetrating, perhaps. Their monster had a mind of his own; he got away and then went off-script. They didn’t know ABB didn’t care if he got caught. ABB had plans for his incarceration. Besides, I think they sold him a bill of goods about being the leader of a neo-Nazi movement which would rise up and free him from that court.

Later on, in prison, after Breivik sent out a formal retraction of “his” ideas to the major news media, admitting he’d been a neo-Nazi the whole time, the MSM ignored this plot twist. They liked him stuck in the hardened concrete they’d poured into his place in history so there he would stay, anti-Islamic to the end.

This new nutjob, at the other end of the earth, is even now having the cement poured around him before it’s been determined if he’s sane. Or if he had help with composing his “manifesto”. Nope, they’re setting him in stone, and will carve the narrative to fit their own nefarious needs, Truth be damned. You can bet the annual OIC report on “Islamophobic attacks” will feature this one big time. Usually, all they have to write about is endless accounts of bacon left on the threshold of a mosque or some (easily removed) graffiti. Now they have a story with teeth, and we will hear them growling over it far longer than we heard about 9/11 or 7/7. Don’t you wonder what PR term will come to designate this NZ massacre?

A mass killer is, ipso facto, crazy. It doesn’t matter if he’s legally ‘sane’, he’s still a whackjob. But then, so are those who claim his weapons belong to Mossad also insane. They are not only whackjobs, they’re selling their souls for anti-Semitic ABCs they took in with their mother’s milk.

Evil and unutterably sad.

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Oh, I just remembered Trevor Loudon’s website, New Zeal. Find it here. For whatever glitchy reason, my browser doesn’t want to open it. I can say if you scroll down a bit, he’ll have more accurate information than you’re likely to get elsewhere. Please report back — don’t know when I’ll be able to open it.

Hat tip: Vlad

“They Are Unable to Grasp That by Doing This, They Actively Destroy Our Own Culture”

The following video from Vienna features an interview by Michael Stürzenberger with Michael Ley, an Austrian political scientist, sociologist, and author. The occasion was a reception after a panel discussion about Islam and Jew-hatred. One of the panelists was FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache, the Austrian vice-chancellor.

The interview includes a discussion about “political Islam”, which Henrik Clausen wrote about a few days ago in relation to the hate-speech case against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff. Conservative politicians in Austria have desperately grabbed onto the idea that there is a “political” Islam that can be separated from “non-political” Islam and somehow neutralized. By the time they discover their error, it will, of course, be too late.

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

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“I Fought Back”

The article below by Michael Copeland was originally posted in 2014 at the LibertyGB website. It is being republished here in honor of the 15th anniversary of the murder of Kriss Donald.

“I Fought Back”

by Michael Copeland

One evening in August 2010 a fourteen-year-old schoolboy in Glasgow was walking home after playing with friends. In his own words:

“I turned a corner and these three Asian guys were standing just outside their car smoking. …They came at me with metal poles and shouted, ‘See you, you wee p***k! You’re going to be the next Kriss Donald! We’re going to murder you!’ …They punched me in the face about six times and I fell to the ground before they hit me over the head with the poles and spat at me. …Then they tried to drag me into their car… I’m quite a big lad for my age and I fought back with all my strength, and I struggled free and ran for my life. …They got back in the car and raced off but I managed to get some of their registration number… It all happened so quickly and I still can’t believe it. I’d never seen these guys before so I don’t know why they targeted me.” (DailyRecord.co.uk 6-8-2010).

That incident could have become much uglier. Kriss Donald, a fifteen-year-old also from Glasgow, had been abducted from the street in 2004 by several men of Pakistani background — complete strangers to him — and bundled into their car. He was driven around for some hours, the men torturing him in the back of the car. Eventually they drove to some waste ground in Glasgow. He was subjected to multiple stabbings, had petrol poured over him and was set on fire. He managed to crawl a few feet before succumbing to his injuries and later dying. He had been castrated and had had his eyes gouged out. His killers were later traced to Pakistan. With the noble help of a local Asian M.P. (for which he was much criticised by local muslims) they were brought to Scotland, tried, and imprisoned.

Why did they kill? Why at random? They are muslim. Are there Islamic teachings that influenced them?

“As a muslim,” explains Anjem Choudary, “I must have hatred for everything which is non Islam”. Islam indoctrinates hatred and contempt for non-muslims. They are labelled with a special pejorative term — kafir (Arabic plural kuffar): “We hate the kuffar,” stressed Usamah Ath Thahabi (Channel 4 Undercover Mosque, 2009). The Koran, which forms part of Islamic law, gives the instructions. Kafirs are “unclean” (9:28), “the vilest of beasts” (8:22), on a level with faeces, urine, corpses, blood, semen, pig and dog (islam-laws.com). Jews and Christians follow “remnant cults” of no validity (Manual of Islamic Law, w.4), and are as “apes and pigs” (5:60), “the most despicable” (98:6). Women are instructed not to shake hands with a kafir.

Muslims inhabit “Dar al Islam”, the House of Islam. Kafirs, on the other hand, inhabit “Dar al Harb”, the House of War: Islam is in a permanent state of war with kafirs. “Kill them… Fight them,” says the Koran, over and over again (www.TheReligionOfPeace.com). The Koran claims that the Jews did “alter the Scripture” (3:78), and the Christians “forgot a portion… so We caused among them animosity and hatred.” (5:14) Both have thus “chosen” not to follow the true path (Arabic “sharia”, path) and are therefore not innocent. If he does not embrace Islam the kafir is available to be killed, his property appropriated, his womenfolk and children enslaved (Koran 9:29; Bukhari 1: 2: 25).

Islam’s texts are not optional: there is no pick and choose, no freedom of conscience: “When a matter has been decided by Allah and his messenger the muslim man or woman has no choice,” says Koran 33:36. “None may change his words” (18:27) or deny them: the penalty is death, as it is for leaving Islam (Manual of Islamic Law o8.7(7)). “Whoever ceases to be a member of Islam, kill him,” said Mohammed (Bukhari 9.84.57). The Koran is promoted as “valid from eternity to eternity”, explains Sam Solomon, a former professor of Sharia Law. Islam — the word means “submission” — is a doctrine of supremacism by force.

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Left-Wing and Muslim Jew-Hatred in the Netherlands

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating these two articles on the increase in Jew-hatred in the Netherlands that emanates from the Left and (surprise!) Islam.

The first is from De Dagelijkse Standaard:

Alarming: Anti-Semitism in the Netherlands has increased by 20% in the past year — partially thanks to the extreme Left

[Photo: Abou Jahjah with a Palestinian shawl in Amsterdam]

Becoming a good country is something we have done together. Anti-Semitism, which has never been absent, took a gigantic leap last year. Jews clearly see that they are less and less safe in this country, and especially in their immediate surroundings. The new Monitor of Anti-Semitic Incidents of the CIDI (Centrum Informatie en Documentatie Israel in The Hague) speaks frightful volumes.

Things are going bad for Judaism in the Netherlands. The tiny community that remains after the Second World War is being systematically driven away. That is the only conclusion you could draw if you read the CIDI Monitor of Anti-Semitic Incidents 2018, published today.

Last year the anti-Semitism group registered the highest number of anti-Semitism reports since 2014. And in the “immediate surroundings” category, it is the highest number ever recorded. In this, the CIDI gave the horrible example of a Jewish student who even had to change his class because his old class kept harassing him because of his Jewish background.

“For example, CIDI registered a report from a Jewish student who gets comments in the classroom and group activities such as “All Jews must die” and “Go back to the gas chambers.” The school only took action after much insistence, and the bullying only decreased when the student (at his own request) was transferred to another class.”

Much anti-Semitism was also politically motivated. Under the so-called “alt-right”, a hostile attitude towards Jews was observed, but also on the Left is anti-Semitism on the rise. We think of people such as Anja Meulenbelt and Jazie Veldhuyzen (from Sylvana’s BIJI party), but for example also the sometimes even Islamist gentlemen from DENK. The Monitor writes about this:

Not only among the extreme Right are there anti-Semitic sentiments.

Many common clichés are, for example, the “Jewish capitalist”, or simply “stock market Jew”. These supposedly control the political elite in society through the possession of gold or disproportionate power in banking.

Conspiracy theories about the Rothschilds, a banking dynasty of Jewish descent, often respond to this. The stereotypes are used as legitimization for turning the common people against the established order. With the emergence of the decolonization movement, these clichés were changed so that Jews were increasingly identified with imperialists.

The political Left often values equality, emancipation and anti-discrimination. However, sometimes the extreme Left sees inequality mainly in terms of color and social class. Because the dominant image of Jews is often that they are white and prosperous, they are, within the extreme-Left way of thinking, often portrayed as oppressors. This way of thinking can lead to anti-Semitic discourse, surely in combination with the often used implicit assumption that the Left is automatically anti-racist and thus cannot be anti-Semitic.

I hope that the next year will be a better year for Dutch Jews than the one before was. But as melancholy as it is, I have a very hard head…

The second article, also from De Dagelijkse Standaard, was published last December:

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Christianophobia and Islamophilia Among Catalonian Marxists

The two articles below discuss the anti-Christian and pro-Islamic activities of a Catalonian Marxist youth organization called Arran. The group targets Christian churches with vandalism and graffiti, but objects to those who treat mosques in a similar manner.

Many thanks to Pampasnasturtium for the translations. The first article is recent; the second, from 2017, is added to provide background on Arran’s activities.

First, from El Nacional:

Arran hangs a banner under Our Lady of Montserrat to denounce sexual abuses by the Church

Photo: Arran Juventut

Barcelona, February 10 2019

Arran, the youth organization of the Catalan pro-independence Left[1], has hung a banner at the feet of Our Lady of Montserrat[2] to denounce ‘the avalanche of sexual abuse cases within the Catholic Church’.

On the sign can be seen the faces of Montserrat’s abbot, Josep Maria Soler, Girona’s bishop, Francesc Pardo, and Tarragona’s archbishop, Jaume Pujol, and it reads: “May your God forgive you. The Church is abuse, ‘machismo’ (male supremacy) and regime’.[3]

Arran has uploaded a video on social networks where they can be seen hanging the banner on the choir of Montserrat abbey and it’s explained there that this action ‘wants to point the finger at those guilty of sexual abuses in the Church’.

[Twitter embed]

Via a public statement released this Sunday, the youth organization of the pro-independence Left has denounced ‘the sexual abuses and their cover-up afterwards, the role of the Church as a fundamental pillar of the patriarchal system, with misogynistic and male-supremacist discourses, and the Catholic Church as an indispensable piece for the machinery of the “régimen del 78” and the perpetuation of it’.

The second article is from Actuall:

After attacking Catholic and Evangelical churches, the hard Left comes out in support of a mosque

Catalan separatists of the CUP, Candidatura d’Unitat Popular, and one of the groups that form that party, youth organization Arran, have demonstrated their double standards when the time comes to relate to believers.

Author: elentir
August 24, 2017

Caption: Arran and CUP protest Islamophobia and encourage Christianophobia.

This Sunday CUP denounced insulting graffiti painted on a mosque in Sant Celoni (Barcelona) with the text ‘f***ing dead Moors’, announcing that in 12 hours the wall would be repainted, and ending with the slogan ‘love against barbarism’.

[Twitter embed: ‘Indisputable condemnation of the racist graffiti today on c. Dr Barri mosque. Tomorrow at 12 noon they’ll be painted over, love against barbarism.’]

As indicated by Fernando Díaz Villanueva, on Monday CUP was showing two pictures of members of its organization helping paint over the graffiti on the mosque, stating: ‘We condemn any display of fascism’.

[Twitter embed: ‘All together we repainted the mosque’s wall. We condemn any display of fascism. #NoPassaran’]

The attack on the mosque is without doubt immoral, but the CUP’s attitude can only be described as a colossal display of hypocrisy. And that’s because one of the groups that form CUP is Arran, a hard-Left pro-independence youth org that has taken part in violent acts of vandalism in different places.

As a sample of that, in November 2013 Arran attacked Sant Ot’s Catholic church in Barcelona, covering in purple paint its front and leaving a graffiti signed by the group, which even boasted about the attack on its website, displaying a video of the cowardly assault, carried out in the middle of the night.

Caption: Photo published by Arran of its attack on Sant Ot’s Catholic church in Barcelona, in November 2013.

A few months later, in March of 2014, Arran attacked an Evangelical church in Torredembarra (Tarragona), throwing purple paint bombs against the first two floors of the front of the building, for the simple reason that Evangelical churches defend the right to life from conception, while Arran argues that killing babies that are still unborn is a ‘right’. Once more, far from hiding, Arran defended the attack on its website.

Caption: The Christian Biblical Baptist Church of Torredembarra (Tarragona),after the attack by Arran against this Evangelical temple. (Photo: Protestante Digital)

In November 2015 the far-left organization once again proudly displayed its Christianophobia, painting a graffito signed by Arran in Premiá del Mar (Barcelona) with the text ‘The only church that lights up is the one that burns’, written in Catalan (picture which can be seen at the top of this post). Once more, on its local Facebook page Arran claimed for itself the authorship of the Christianophobic graffiti, and even justified it when faced with the huge amount of criticism it received.

Caption: Arran graffiti on Manresa’s collegiate church, a Gothic temple declared a historical monument. (Picture: NacioDigital.cat)

In September 2016 the hard-leftist org tried again, this time attacking the Basilica of Santa María de la Aurora’s College in Manresa (Barcelona) with pro-abortion graffiti, not caring in the least that it’s a Gothic building and declared a historical monument, an artistic treasure that merits special protection.

That these Christianophobes come out now protesting Islamophobia and brag about being defenders of ‘love’ is the last straw. An organization that openly defends criminal attacks as described above against Christians of multiple persuasions and even crimes against public property should be made illegal on the spot.

Notes:

1.   Arran is defined as a Marxist youth organization that “is committed to political and economic independence and reunification of the Catalan Countries, the attainment of socialism and overcoming patriarchy from a feminist perspective.” The group also promotes other issues such as environmentalism, decent housing and work, anti-fascism, anti-racism, internationalist solidarity and the defense of public and people’s education.
2.   “La Moreneta”: Our Lady of Montserrat, Patron Saint of Catalonia together with Saint George.
3.   Regime means here the status quo of Spanish political parties that was established after 1978, once the dictator Franco was dead and he had designated the King as guarantor of political transition and national unity.
 

Open Letter to Angela Merkel From a Syrian Refugee


Supporters of the Free Syrian Army demonstrating in front of the Reichstag in Berlin

The following open letter to Angela Merkel was written by an actual Syrian refugee — that is, not an economic migrant. Many thanks to Oz-Rita for translating this article piece from RT Deutsch.

Note: Yes, I know that RT is funded and run by the Russian government, and clearly serves the interests of the Russian state. Nevertheless, this letter makes worthwhile reading:

“Dear Federal Chancellor” — Open letter from a Syrian refugee

January 31, 2019

The Syrian dentist Majd Abboud fled to Germany at the end of 2015. In an open letter to the Chancellor, he expressed his thanks for the welcome, but does not see the necessary conditions for integration as being fulfilled. One reason for this is Germany’s policy towards Syria.

Dr. Majd Abboud turned to RT Deutsch with the request to publish an open letter he had written to the Chancellor. Prior to this, the Syrian refugee had already written to numerous other media in this matter, but never received a positive reply — if he got any answer at all.

After the Saarbrücker Zeitung published a guest article by him last year, the 42-year-old was exposed to numerous hostilities and threats — including from compatriots who support the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

Below, RT Deutsch documents the open letter of Dr. Majd Abboud to Angela Merkel.

Dear Chancellor,

Since the end of your term of office is in sight, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for helping me and my fellow countrymen in need and opening your country to people fleeing war and terror. You have saved us a great deal of suffering; we are safe here and have the opportunity to live in peace. In addition, I have always found it a great opportunity for us Syrians to get to know a new culture in Europe, and through contact with Europeans, to open up new perspectives for us and enabling us to broaden our horizons.

Unfortunately, I have learned that the conditions for genuine integration were scarcely in place and still are not today, after three years. Rather, I perceived the so-called integration as a one-way street: Germany was very accommodating to the fugitives, but did not demand any concessions from them in return. The situation was made more difficult by the fact that the German identity is hardly noticeable to immigrants. It seems as if the country is ashamed of it, and therefore has difficulties communicating its values.

In stark contrast to this, it should be noted that many refugees have an exaggerated, often radical sense of belonging to Islam which has often already caused problems for the state and society in Syria. I was full of hope that you, Mrs. Merkel, would succeed in enabling peaceful coexistence between and/or with immigrants, which we have not achieved in Syria because of an increasing radicalisation and Western investment in political Islam.

There has always been much speculation about your motives, and the answer to this question has usually been that you acted out of humanity and Christian charity. But if we are talking about humanity, then you should have ended the sanctions you recently extended against Syria. Because for years millions of people who cannot or do not want to leave their homeland have been and are still suffering from them. After all, these people also deserve charity. In a genuine democracy, for which you always campaign, these people should also be allowed to have their political opinion without being punished.

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Belgium: A Surge of Asylum Seekers From Gaza

FouseSquawk is reporting on news about a significant recent increase in the number of asylum seekers entering Belgium from Gaza. He has translated two articles from Joods Actuelle, a Belgian (Flemish) Jewish site. His summary:

The former Belgian minister for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, has complained publicly that his successor has increased the number of asylum seekers admitted into the country from 50-60 a day to 191 a day, the largest group coming from Gaza. He has made a video in Flemish in which he says he understands the fear of the Jewish community about this migration.

Read the two complete translations from the Dutch at FouseSquawk.

In addition, I sent a French-language article on the topic to our French translator Nathalie and asked her to evaluate it. We decided that it was too technical to warrant a complete translation, although Francophones may find it useful.

Nathalie sent this summary, plus some additional observations:

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Misogyny on 34th Street

Tabitha Korol sends this essay on the recent sharia-compliance of Macy’s department stores in the matter of female apparel.

Misogyny on 34th Street

by Tabitha Korol

I can still remember the many happy occasions I spent shopping at Macy’s on 34th, as a child, my pockets filled with hot chestnuts; later, as a new fashion designer fresh out of the Fashion Institute of Technology, either killing time between job interviews or checking out the new styles; and then as a newlywed, shopping for our first apartment. It is very difficult to fathom how this company, which produces the world-renowned Macy’s Parade; the magnificent Christmas windows, with incomparable set designs and moving figures that mesmerized crowds of eager spectators, would one day turn on its customers — when Macy’s owners, its board of directors and staff would consent to introduce a line of oppressive clothing to their female clientele. Known as the veil or hijab and forcibly imposed in tyrannical, misogynistic Islamic regimes, these alone were selected by Macy’s from the world’s many kinds of fashion.

Macy’s headquarters have fallen for the leftist line: that it is prudent to strive for multiculturalism in a country that has long been a thriving melting pot that elicited the envy of the world. America’s past success has clearly been due to the immigrants’ fervor to live and let live, whereas Islam, by stark contrast, is mandated by its Koran to dominate and subdue all other cultures by any means necessary. Multiculturalism is repulsive to Islam.

In addition to the denigration of Western religions, the rewriting of our history, the destruction of our statuary, and the attack on gender identity, the public is now being conditioned to accept the appearance of these oppressed, shrouded forms on city streets.

Introducing Islamic styles to the American public is yet another way of attacking America’s culture and femininity, as the full niqab, burqa and abaya are a means of dehumanizing women, enforcing the devalued female to cede control to the male in the Islamic shame-honor society, and denying her any societal interactions. The garment serves as an isolation chamber, causing sensory deprivation problems and disrupting bonding with her infant, even if she removes the shroud at home. There is also a high physical price to pay, for the wearer is deprived of the absorption of Vitamin D in northern climes, thereby causing pelvic fractures during childbirth, and triggering iron deficiencies and hypocalcaemic seizures in the child.

The cost of naïvely introducing these sheaths into American society will eventually destroy the thriving fashion industry as we know it, eliminate the entertainment industry, and affect all other related businesses, in creativity and in employment, until our country is transformed into another backward Islamic country. Conquest is achieved not only through war, but also through stealth, slowly, through government, business, schools, and now the shopping sector. But there will be blood on the hands of those who acquiesce — their own and the blood of their loved ones.

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