Is it Your Girl, Mr. BoJo?

Is it Your Girl, Mr. BoJo?

by Michael Copeland

Is it your girl, Mr. BoJo, they enslaved and raped and raped,
Coldly marketing her sex for ready cash?
Is it your wife they demean with their insulting cries of “Whore!”,
And assure her that her pretty face they’d smash?
Is it your boy who was picked on all the time when at his school,
Who was threatened he’d be given broken bones?
Is it your car that they vandalise and seek to set on fire,
And your house they keep targeting with stones?
Is it your road where they park and double-park outside the house,
Or urinate in driveways and in yards?
Oh no, sorry. I forgot. It isn’t like that. Silly me!
At your place there’s a gate with well-armed guards.

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

Syrian Youth Planned to Blow Up Synagogue in Hagen

An underage Syrian culture-enricher in the German city of Hagen allegedly plotted to attack a synagogue with explosives during Yom Kippur.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating these two news reports, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

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Below are excerpts from a Breitbart report (hat tip Reader from Chicago) about the plot to blow up the synagogue:

Syrian Teen Refugee Arrested in Germany Over Islamist Plot to Attack Synagogue

German police arrested a 16-year-old Syrian male, his father, and two brothers on suspicion of plotting an “Islamist-motivated threat” against a synagogue.

The arrests took place in Hagen near Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Thursday morning during Yom Kippur, the holiest period in the Jewish calendar, as a result of what authorities took to be a credible threat to attack the city’s synagogue.

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It Can Never Happen Here — Can It?

The Final Solution to the Wuhan Coronavirus is upon us. Our Israeli correspondent MC has some thoughts about our dystopian future.

It Can Never Happen Here — Can It?

by MC

“Remember them so that medicine shall never again be misguided.”

Above: Memorial plaque at the Institute of Anatomy in Strasbourg. Translated, it reads, in part: “In memory of 86 Jews murdered in 1943 at Struthof by August Hirt, professor at the Nazi Reichsuniversität in Strasbourg. Their remains rest in the Jewish cemetery in Cronenbourg… Remember them so that medicine shall never again be misguided.”

Islam sees death as an important part of life, but to an atheist, death is a termination of all things, and all achievements. Thus the fear of death becomes a potent part of life itself, and thus experimental medicine, designed to keep us alive, becomes a source and excuse for planned terror in and of itself. Not only must medicine cure us, it must mitigate symptoms and prevent the disease spreading. To achieve that last, however, it is obvious that everybody MUST participate.

Covid-19 is not a universal killer, and it seems the younger and healthier you are, the less effect it has. For those under 60 it is on a par with a regular flu attack even if the ‘long haul’ symptoms are tiresome.

So we have to put up with unbelievable panic and hysteria because atheists need to ‘do something’. The idea of an ‘act of God’ is a blasphemy to them, and sanity must be sacrificed on the altar of control and safety.

King Canute demonstrated to his sycophantic courtiers his inability to rebuke the tidal flow. He was honest about his limitations and accepted that some things were just, well, ‘acts of God’. Which is how we have always coped with epidemics, and the great majority of us survived, time and time again.

My mother used to talk of how nasty diphtheria was; I think some of her classmates died of it. I can only imagine how traumatic that must have been, but this lady also lived through the blitzing of Portsmouth (UK) by German bombers for whom the dockyard there was a legitimate target.

She was about 13 years old at the time.

Here in Sderot we get blitzed with 40 kg missiles. My mother had to get used to 250 kg bombs.

Their attitude to diphtheria was fatalistic, and they did not let it ruin their lives. By the time I came along, the diphtheria menace was almost eradicated. Better food (school lunches) and better sanitation had made our immune systems stronger. The DTP vaccine came later — when diphtheria was no longer a menace.

We were left with measles, mumps, chicken pox and whooping cough. I had them all; none were dangerous, and they left my immune system primed for the rest of my life.

The COVID vaccine may or may not be effective; it seems to be in dispute. But here in Israel the ‘breakthrough’ cases — and there are a lot of them — are mainly amongst the elderly, those who got the vaccines early. We will see how that situation unfolds…

Are we seeing the consequences of men playing ‘god’, of a ‘King Canute’ who actually believes he can stem the tide? It sure looks like it. Flu epidemics, left to their own devices, tend to fizzle out within three months. It is like scratching the measles spots, which can cause even more complications, and mRNA vaccines are not calamine lotion…

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Islam: No Peace Can Be Made

Islam: No Peace Can Be Made

What Islamic Leaders Say

Compiled, with minimal editing, by Michael Copeland

No peace can be made between us and the non-believers,
This what Allah… this what our holy book says.
Grab onto the shovel, grab onto the gun and the sword,
Terror struck into their hearts is an end in itself.

Jihad means killing all kafirs around the world.
Push your sword in their bodies and cut them in pieces.
Jihad! Jihad! Jihad is incumbent upon you.
Yes, we will kill them. Of that we’ll not be ashamed.

Kill them wherever they are unless they convert.
Muslims conquered, invaded, and took over countries.
The goal is to rule the world and all mankind.
Any power that gets in the way we fight and destroy.

Power, fighting, jihad, beheading and bloodshed,
Killing, fighting, blood and striking of necks.
These are great, noble, and blessed steps towards order.
Until the last day of our lives we’ll fight and kill.

Sources:

No peace can be made. —Yusuf al Qaradawi
Grab onto the shovel. —Abdullah Faaruuq, Boston Imam
Terror struck into their hearts. —Malik, Brigadier S.K., The Quranic Concept of War
Jihad means killing all kafirs. —Ayatollah Khomeini
Push your sword. — Ayatollah Khomeini. Islam Watch, 4 April 2010
Jihad! Jihad! Jihad! —Child preacher, Abu Ja’far, FrontPage Mag
Yes, we will kill them. — Sheikh Ahmed, member of IS
Kill them wherever. —Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt
Muslims conquered, invaded. —Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni, Jihad Watch
The goal is to rule the world. —Maududi, Jihad in Islam
Any power that gets in the way —Maududi, Jihad in Islam
Power, fighting, jihad. —Imam Hussein Bin Mahmoud, prominent writer
Killing, fighting, blood. — Sheikh Hussein bin Mahmoud, Islamic State
These are great, noble. —Al-Jazoul, Sudanese Cleric, Jihad Watch
Until the last day of our lives. — Sheikh Ahmed, member of IS

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

The Afghan Crisis, Turkey, and Washington’s Global War on Terrorism

The following essay by David Boyajian was written before today’s massive terrorist attack outside the airport in Kabul, in which twelve American troops (eleven Marines and a medic, if I’m not mistaken) were killed, along with dozens of Afghan civilians, and possibly also British troops and Taliban guards. It’s not yet clear how this atrocity will change the political calculus; it introduces a new stochastic aspect into the already volatile mix, making predictions difficult.

The Afghan Crisis, Turkey, and Washington’s Global War on Terrorism

by David Boyajian

As America’s presence in Afghanistan draws to a close and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it’s worthwhile to consider the countries that sponsor global terrorism and Washington’s response to them.

One country stands out: Turkey.

NATO is purportedly a bulwark against attacks on Western civilization.

Yet NATO member Turkey has long supported ISIS and numerous other anti-Western terrorist organizations.

Turkey has been arming terrorists and sending them into countries such as Syria, Libya, and Azerbaijan.

For example, in 2020 Turkey transported terrorist mercenaries into Azerbaijan, which then deployed them against Armenian-populated Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabagh. These included former ISIS commander Sayf Balud and war criminals such Fehim Isa of the Sultan Murad Brigade.

One hundred bipartisan members of Congress (2021) and the European Union Parliament (2020) have condemned Turkey and Azerbaijan for that.

In contrast, the State Department has said little and done nothing about those two countries’ blatant use of terrorist thugs. Does Washington still have a Global War on Terrorism?

The U.S. is concerned that ISIS-K (an ISIS affiliate) and Al-Qaeda will remain in Afghanistan after America departs and become a threat to America.

Hence, Turkey’s support for ISIS and other terrorists is relevant to the Afghan debacle.

Moreover, Turkish President Erdogan just admitted that he’s comfortable talking to the Taliban “since Turkey has nothing against the Taliban’s beliefs.” The State Department has apparently not reacted to this stunning confession. That’s disturbing.

Turkey’s terrorist record goes back years.

Turkey’s counterterrorism chief from 2010-13 says: Ahmet S. Yayla, “Turkey was a central hub for … over 50,000 ISIS foreign fighters, and the main source of ISIS logistical materials [including] IEDs, making Turkey and ISIS practically allies.”

This makes NATO itself look like an ISIS supporter.

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Belgian Military Protection of Jewish Sites to be Withdrawn

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Belgian Jewish daily Joods Actueel:

No extra security measures after withdrawal of soldiers out of Jewish neighborhood on September 1

August 20, 2021

In spite of earlier promises to guarantee the security of the Jewish community after the withdrawal of the military on September 1, the cabinet of the Minister for Internal Affairs has confirmed to Joods Actueel that there will be no extra personnel or budget made available. The minister declares her “understanding” for the concern. The Jewish community is “shocked” and wants further consultations. But for the government, the matter seems to be closed.

Joods Actueel was able to speak about this with Peter Poulussen, communications director for Annelies Verlinden. This confirms the following decisions of the cabinet. The soldiers will no longer remain on the street, neither the federal police nor the General Security Service (DAB) will take over the surveillance task, and there will be no extra budget for local police or for the deployment of private surveillance firms that the Jewish institutions may themselves hire.

However, Minister Verlinden had declared the following in Parliament on June 30: “I understand the concern from the Jewish community and their representatives. We have continuously underlined that we want to guarantee the same level of security as the current level. And I shall not fail to reassure the Jewish community on that as much as possible. We shall spare no expense to guarantee the security.”

The terror threat is set by the OCAD and the Federal Crisis Center. For our country, that has been lowered to terror level 2 for the last couple of years. That means that an attack at this moment is not very probable. Exceptions are a few embassies (which have their own surveillance) and the Jewish institutions. They are at terror level 3, which means that the threat of an attack is not only “possible”, but “probable”.

Disbelief

Yohan Benizri, Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the Jewish Community of Belgium, reacts with disbelief to the news. “We don’t understand this ambiguous attitude of the government. On the one hand, they promise for months that the same level of security will be guaranteed after September 1, but on the other hand, they refuse all of our questions.” Yet, Benizri still believes in a last-minute solution, and he won’t give up all hope-though at this moment, he is “very concerned”.

The Forum of Jewish Organizations is withholding comment for now. “We are in contact with the government and await an official response to us before we react,” says vice-chairman Philippe Scharf.

“Distrust motion”

Michael Freilich, N-VA member of Parliament and also a pillar of the Jewish community, reacts sharply. “On June 30, Minister Verlinden answered my question in the Chamber. On this, she indicated that the government ‘would spare no expense’. How you can promise this and then do the diametric opposite is beyond me.”

Michael Freilich: “This is a motion of distrust toward the entire Jewish community, which sends a clear signal that their security is not a priority for the federal government. There have been several attacks on Jewish targets in our country, in Europe; the situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan does nothing to suggest that this period is over. I call on the minister and the government to review this despicable decision.

“All government parties have butter on their heads in this. My resolution in Parliament to take the security of the Jewish community to heart has been voted down several times, the last time this past July 15, which causes me pain.”

Local forces

According to Minister Verlinden, the police forces in Antwerp and Brussels must pay for security with local resources. Police Chief Serge Muyters had earlier indicated that the setting up of long-term static security assignments was not possible without additional resources, and that such was not part of the standard package belonging to the local police.

Five times no

The Jewish community had presented the government with five avenues to continue providing for their security. They were rejected one after the other. The five avenues:

1.   Allow the soldiers to stay at their posts as long as the heightened terror level is in effect.
2.   Provide federal police agents to take over the task if necessary.
3.   Adapt the KB to transfer the task to the DAB [General Security Service], which was established after the attacks in Brussels and Zaventem.
4.   Provide resources for local forces if they must organize it themselves.
5.   Provide a budget with which schools and institutions can hire security for themselves.
 

De Wever

The Antwerp mayor, Bart De Wever (N-VA), also reacted:

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The Big Lie of the U.S. War on Global Terrorism

The Big Lie of the U.S. War on Global Terrorism

by David Boyajian

Millions of illegal aliens swarm across our borders, yet little is done to stop them.

As big cities’ homicides soar, their police departments are being defunded.

Such destructive domestic policies remind us of this destructive foreign policy: Successive administrations and the State Department have often shut their eyes to international terrorism and even covered it up.

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and America’s Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) looms, this shocks the conscience. It also endangers the homeland and our military men and women overseas.

We’ll prove that Turkey and Azerbaijan remain among the most egregious sponsors of international terrorist organizations and that the U.S. covers for those countries.

Among these organizations: ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra, Ansar Al-Din, Hamza Division, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, Jaysh Al-Sunna, Sultan Murad Brigade, Sultan Suleyman Shah Brigade/Al-Amshat, and more.

Terrorist Turkey

  • Ahmet S. Yayla, Turkey’s counterterrorism chief from 2010-13, has acknowledged that “Turkey was a central hub for… over 50,000 ISIS foreign fighters, and the main source of ISIS logistical materials [including] IEDs, making Turkey and ISIS practically allies.”
  • Veteran State Department adviser Dr. David L. Phillips directs Columbia University’s Peace-building and Human Rights Program. Its research confirmed Turkey’s alliance with ISIS: ISIS-Turkey Links (2014) and Turkey-ISIS Oil Trade (2015/2016).
  • In Turkey: A state sponsor of terrorism? (May 28), Phillips wrote that if a “non-NATO country behaved like Turkey, it would warrant designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism,” like Iran and North Korea.

    He also describes Turkey’s sending terrorist mercenaries (some listed above) into Azerbaijan against Armenian-populated Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabagh in 2020.

  • In 2014, the New York Times reported that “Western intelligence officials… track the ISIS oil shipments… into Turkey” and that Turkey has failed “to help choke off the oil trade.”
  • In January and July, the U.S. Treasury Department identified Turkey as a financial base for ISIS and Al-Qaeda. However, the U.S. has penalized only some Turkish individuals and companies, not Turkey itself. Regardless, the effect has been minimal.

As with Turkey, the State Department has largely ignored utterly corrupt Azerbaijan’s long record of supporting terrorism.

Terrorist Azerbaijan

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Justice for Yazidi Victims of ISIS

A Yazidi-Dutch group is seeking justice for Yazidi victims of the Islamic State. The article below includes an English-language video explaining their work.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this piece from GeenStijl:

Dutch Yazidi women hunt ISIS-women

Just an interview to forget the forgotten victims and forgotten perpetrators a little less

Pari Ibrahim, a Dutch-Yazidi woman, with her international foundation, is hunting for ISIS women and evidence that they did more than cook, wash dishes, and change diapers. Going to the slave market, buying slaves themselves, forcing them into a household, and preparing the slaves to be raped, for example. Pari: “With Yazidis, the information on perpetrators is burned into their souls, their names and physical characteristics. Our team is very good at collecting the data, so that justice officials can build a case. That can take years. But we are ensuring that none of the perpetrators can sleep peacefully.”

However, the burden of proof seldom gets through to a Dutch court. “We work day and night. Bit by bit, we hear more stories. Some victims to this day have not spoken. We do interviews and ask: What names can you remember? What did they look like, what language did they speak? Evidentiary material collected by our foundation is shared with European prosecutors.”

We brought one back on the red carpet on June 4, and 6 more are waiting. According to the AIVD, 30 more Dutch ISIS women are sitting in Kurdish camps. If they only get their own play. Then the Yazidis.

Pari: “Your blood boils when you see that the most serious group of perpetrators that we know, their co-perpetrators, get a podium to proclaim that they are pathetic victims, while they know very well what was happening. Women went to the slave market, paid for slaves with their own money, forced them to do the household work, or prepared them for rape. Our goal is to make sure that ISIS people don’t get away with their crimes. Thus can the Yazidis finally get justice.” Impossible all of them.

The Apostasy of Hatun Tash

Last Saturday a young woman named Hatun Tash was attacked with a knife and slashed in the face by an as yet unidentified assailant at Speakers’ Corner in London. Ms. Tash is a former Muslim and convert to Christianity who regularly preaches the gospel to Muslims in Hyde Park. She was wearing a Charlie Hebdo t-shirt at the time of the attack.

As of this writing, her attacker has not been named, so there is as yet no Mohammed Coefficient for the incident, nor can we be certain that the assailant was a Muslim.

However, the knifeman was clearly attempting to cut her in the neck, and one may assume that he intended to slit her throat in the same manner as a beast is slaughtered at the festival of Eid Al-Adha. That act would have been followed by full beheading, if he were allowed to complete the task, because such is the punishment for kufr, or unbelief.

See this Breitbart article for a general account of what happened at Speakers’ Corner.

In the following video, David Wood of Acts 17 Apologetics shows several clips with footage of the attack on Ms. Tash, and then explains its scriptural justification as found in the Koran, the Hadith, and the Sira:

Hatun Tash actually committed at least two “crimes” that carry the death penalty under Islamic law: apostasy and insulting the prophet.

The book ’Umdat al-salik wa ’uddat al-nasik, or The reliance of the traveller and tools of the worshipper is commonly referred to as Reliance of the Traveller when cited in English. This is an authoritative source on Sunni Islamic law, because it is certified as such by Al-Azhar University in Cairo. There is no higher authority on Sunni Islamic doctrine than Al-Azhar; it is the closest equivalent to the Vatican that can be found in Islam.

From Book O, “Justice”, we learn that:

Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief and the worst. [o8.0]

Whoever voluntarily leaves Islam is killed.

[…]

When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed. [o8.1]

The second capital count against Hatun Tash was defamation against Islam, also know as Islamic slander, or ghiba. It is considered an act of apostasy.

Consulting Book O, “Justice”, in Reliance of the Traveller, we learn that the following acts constitute leaving Islam (§o8.7):

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Homo-Hate in Non-Homogeneous Rotterdam

The article below is an appropriate follow-up to yesterday’s report on homo-hate in Amsterdam. A report from Rotterdam has reached similar conclusions about the culture-enriching aspect of homo-hate in that city, and also identified Moroccans as the group which expresses most of the Jew-hatred in Rotterdam.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Barendrechts Dagblad. Note: Leefbaar Nederland (Livable Netherlands) in Rotterdam was the party that the late Pym Fortuyn belonged to:

“Homo- and Jew-hatred often come from non-Western quarters”

July 23, 2021

Rotterdam and region, IJsselmonde News

Concerning anti-Semitism and discrimination against the LHBTIQ+ community, attackers often have a non-Western background. That is what the victims say in several investigations, writes the Leefbaar Party counselor Tanya Hoogwerf, who takes these reports seriously and still wants an accelerated investigation supported by Rotterdam.

Her first attempt was voted down on July 8 of this month. “The community council thus continues to look away from reality. To stop anti-Semitism and homophobia, a harder approach is required, and there must be a serious investigation into the opinions and backgrounds of the perpetrators of anti-Semitism and homo-discrimination,” Hoogwerf emphasizes.

“The research shows that many Jewish residents of Rotterdam don’t dare to wear a kippah and that they have little trust in the community approach to anti-Semitism.

“The investigations with conclusions about the perpetrators of homo-hate and Jew-hate are piling up,” reports Hoogwerf in the name of the Leefbaar faction of Rotterdam. “Recently the report ‘Action Investigation Anti-Discrimination LHBTIQ+’ appeared in Amsterdam, in which the investigators reported that they encountered similar characteristics in regards to the perpetrators. The report states,

‘Through the respondents of the investigation, the perpetrators often were described as Amsterdammers with a non-Dutch background.’”

Will you stop looking away?

In addition, this year the report “Openly Jewish, but not always” appeared in Rotterdam. This investigation among Jewish Rotterdammers shows that the majority have the idea that the anti-Semitism that they and others experience comes mainly from Muslims. “Some respondents specifically name young Moroccan men as the group that most often expresses anti-Semitism in public.”

“The European Union has also conducted investigations into the backgrounds of the perpetrators of anti-Semitism. In 2018, a large European investigation into anti-Semitism reported: Almost one-third (30%) reported that the perpetrator was someone with an (apparent) Islamist-extremist belief. In 20% of the incidents, the perpetrator, according to the victim, was someone with a leftist political view. In 13% of the incidents, someone with a rightist political view, and in 5% of the incidents, someone with an extremist Christian view.”

The letter to the Rotterdam city leadership ends with the question from Counselor Hoogwerf: “Do you have a plan to stop looking away and engaging in the politics of symbolism, and will you finally get to work with a hard approach to homo-discrimination and anti-Semitism? And specifically concentrate on those who cause this terror?”

The Mullahs’ Mosque in Hamburg

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Die Welt:

Iran mosque in Hamburg is supposed to implement “Islamic revolution”

For years, the Islamic Center Hamburg (IZH) has staged itself as a non-political meeting place. New findings from the Office for the Protection of the Constitution show how tight the lines are to Iran’s regime — and to a terrorist organization.

At the Hamburg State Office for the Protection of the Constitution (LfV), there are new findings about the close links between the Islamic Center Hamburg (IZH) and the Iranian regime.

Current Iranian documents serve as evidence that the IZH is an “outpost of Tehran bound by instructions,” the LfV states in a multi-page report that Die Welt has evaluated. The aim is to “export” the Islamic revolution worldwide.

This is particularly relevant as IZH representatives have been denying allegations of political influence from Iran for years. In addition, the controversial mosque community still receives political backing from Hamburg’s red-green Senate. The new findings also concern connections between the IZH and the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

The director of IZH, Imam Mohammad Hadi Moffateh, affirmed months ago in an interview with Die Welt: “Neither before nor after the revolution did the Islamic Center Hamburg have any connections with the Iranian state.” At the same time, Moffateh confirmed that he was in personal contact with state leader Khamenei.

The LfV emphasizes that new documents even show that the IZH head is bound by instructions to the regime. In several letters addressed directly to Moffateh, he was described as an “honored representative of the Supreme Leader, Head of the Islamic Center Hamburg”. The IZH is the sponsoring association of the Blue Mosque on the Outer Alster.

“This is a quasi official confirmation that Mofatteh is to be regarded as the official deputy of Khomeini’s successor Ayatollah Khamenei”, confirms the LfV. Moffateh had received another letter from a well-known Holocaust denier.

“ACCORDING TO THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE OFFICE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION, THE IZH CONTINUES TO STAND FOR AN ISLAMIST REGIME THAT IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE VALUES OF THE BASIC LAW.”

— STATE OFFICE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION HAMBURG

The protection of the constitution accuses the IZH as a whole of unbelievable self-portrayal as an independent institution. “The newly acquired knowledge confirms that the IZH is one of the most important institutions of the Iranian regime in Europe”, LfV spokesman Marco Haase clarifies in an interview with Die Welt.

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Apes and Pigs!

An imam in the notorious Rosengård neighborhood of the Swedish city of Malmö is under scrutiny for scrupulously adhering to Islamic scripture concerning Jews.

Note: This case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

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

The accompanying text from Expressen, also translated by Gary Fouse:

Malmö imam continues to spread hate against Jews

July 17, 2021

New hate speech: A half-year ago, Kvällsposten was able to reveal that Rosengård (Malmö) imam Basem Mahmoud repeatedly preached antipathy toward Jews. Now Jenny Strindlöv reports that the Malmö imam continues to spread hate towards Jews.

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Name the Problem!

Last week I reported on the Italian television presenter Giuseppe Cruciani, who lambasted the Left on his program for its refusal to identify Islam as the ideology behind incidents of “honor violence” such as the murder of Saman Abbas.

Guido Reil is a member of the European Parliament for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). In the following video clip from the floor of the EP, Mr. Reil emphasizes the importance of naming the source of slavery and violence in Bangladesh.

And what do you think that source might be? Any ideas?

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Hostility to Israel in the Swedish Church

Intellectuals in Scandinavia have long aligned themselves with Hamas and the Palestinians against the state of Israel. The luminaries of the Swedish Church (Svenska kyrkan) are no exception, and the animosity against Israel has ratcheted up in recent years.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Swedish blog Ledarsidorna:

How hostility to Israel rose up in the churches

Gunnar Hyltén-Cavallius has read Johan Sundeen’s report of the opinions hostile to Israel within, among other organizations, the Swedish Church. Hyltén-Cavallius concludes that in order to understand how the earlier friendly attitude to the State of Israel could change to one directly hostile, Sundeen’s report constitutes an inevitable fundamental building block.

In recent times anti-Semitism has been debated more and more. Investigations point out the Jews in our country are living with increasing insecurity, especially the situation in Malmö, which has received special attention.

Recently a scientific report has been published whose focus is a previously strong feeling of friendship for Israel, which has come to be replaced by pronounced criticism. The Ecumenical Clapham Institute has an ongoing research project within the framework “Israel and Faith Communities”. Johan Sundeen, professor of history of ideas, has now issued the project’s first report: “When theology became 68 ideology. Establishment of a hostile opinion (against) Israel within Swedish Christianity, 1967-1982.”

The dust jacket drawing speaks its own language: A Swedish bishop, in full vestment, holds the Palestinian flag like a crosier. He sticks an Israeli flag down behind him (in the sand, the snow?)

For years ago, when Sundeen published his ground-breaking study “68-Church”, he focused less on the complex problem of Israel and Palestinians. One reason for this was that the book would have been more extensive. Perhaps, this deficiency was for the good, for now, Sundeen has been able to return and examine this many-faceted and controversial question.

The preface is by Annika Borg, Doctor of Theology and a priest. She believes that research that investigates and exposes the imaginary worlds that give rise to and spread anti-Semitic ideas is not just a scientific task, but is “crucial for the development of society” as well.

In the introduction Sundeen refers to a debate in Expressen during the late summer of 2020 when the Swedish Church’s relationship with Islamist organizations was discussed. The columnist Susanna Birgersson had pointed out that many churches “designate Israel as the world’s villain, among them, the Swedish Church”. This was quickly denied by the Church’s headquarters in Uppsala. The Israeli ambassador Ilan Ben Dov claimed in a subsequent post that the policy of the Swedish Church toward Israel often seemed “more polarizing than that which has its origin in the Arab world.” (Expressen August 30 2020, September 1 2020, and September 9 2020).

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