German Feminist Departs the Narrative on Islam — And Pays For It

Alice Schwarzer is a prominent journalist and feminist in Germany. She isn’t someone who would normally be described as a “right-wing extremist”, but when she veered off the Narrative on the hijab (“a garment of modesty”, “empowers women”, etc.), she became one, and thereby got herself into hot water.

She must not have heard that Islam trumps every other leftist dogma — whether feminism, LGBTQ, abortion, or atheism. If one of those comes into conflict with sharia, then sharia wins. If Ms. Schwarzer didn’t know that before, she surely knows it now.

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

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Farage’s Fatal Flaw

The European parliamentary elections are coming up next weekend, and it looks like Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party will all but run the table when Britons choose their new crop of MEPs. But where does Mr. Farage stand on the issue of Islam? Michael Copeland’s new essay takes a look at the topic.

Farage’s Fatal Flaw

by Michael Copeland

Nigel Farage is remarkable. He knows his EU subject matter completely. His assessments are perceptive, his responses quick, forthright, and to the point. He is not afraid to speak his mind. The British like that. He has worked hard and persistently over the years after founding the United Kingdom Independence Party, UKIP.

It is very largely due to Farage that the British people have been made aware of the undemocratic nature of the EU. He has exposed the fact that its leaders are not elected but appointed by each other, that they cannot be dismissed by the voters, and that the European Parliament has no power to introduce legislation, but is given only the role of endorsing what the unelected leaders supply to it. He has left UKIP. At a time when British voters have hugely lost confidence in the traditional main parties, his newly-formed Brexit party seems likely to sweep the coming elections for the European Parliament. It is a testament to his leadership.

There is one important area, however, where Farage is not an authority, and that is Islam. Robert Spencer, a considerable expert on Islam, writes:

Nigel Farage… reveals his abject ignorance of Islam and the jihad threat…

No politician today can afford to be in that position. The danger is too great.

What “we absolutely must do”, insists Mr. Farage, is to “get the vast majority of muslims on our side against the bad guys.”

No deal, Mr. Farage. Learning curve needed. The “vast majority of muslims” are not available: Islam has walled them off: they are only permitted to be on Islam’s side and to do what Islam instructs. There is no mileage in that stratagem. It is a dead end. Muslims are not allowed any leeway by Islam’s rules. The doctrines set out in the texts are neither negotiable nor optional. Control is total:

It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. (Koran 33:36, part of Islamic law)

Muslims are not permitted to choose: they are instructed, and they have to submit. The word Islam means “submission”. There is no room for conscientious objection. Dr. Salah al-Sawy, the Secretary-General of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, issued a ruling, or fatwa, citing the above verse:

For things which have been stipulated in the texts of Islam, the [Muslim community] possesses no power except to acknowledge and obey.

The famous Pakistani scholar Abul Ala Maududi (d.1979) stressed:

No one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private… the Islamic State bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states.

There is no private conscience in Islam. The Egyptian sheikh Yassir al-Burhani makes this clear in an interview:

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Sheep to the Slaughter

That’s what these clueless students remind me of. They attend a Catholic school in Brazil, and have been betrayed by their teachers and school administrators, whether the pedagogues and functionaries realize it or not. Not only have the Catholic authorities been gulled into allowing an imam onto the premises for an “interfaith” event, but the wily Muslim has used the occasion to lead the children in a recitation of the first chapter of the Koran, which specifically denigrates Jews and Christians.

The students haven’t a clue, but you can bet that any Muslim who watches this video grasps the full significance of the moment.

Many thanks to Ibn Al-Malek for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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The Wayward Bus

The following report from Italy describes the sorry state of affairs in the French public transport company RATP, which has hired hard-core Islamic zealots as bus drivers in order to keep the peace on buses that ply the culturally enriched banlieues of Paris.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Il Giornale:

The Islamists on a Paris bus: driver throws off woman with short dress

Entire city quarters in the hands of the fundamentalists who molest women. And the public transport company hires the Islamists to protect the vehicles from rock-throwing

The skirt was too short and the driver of the bus forbade a girl to board. The disturbing episode did not dramatically occur in an obscure country where Sharia law is in effect, but in Paris, where the driving of public transport vehicles which traverse the suburbs of Paris has been entrusted to Islamists to win the favor of the multi-ethnic periphery and avoid the rock-throwing on the part of the worst troublemakers.

And so it happens that one of these fundamentalists refused to pick up the 29-year-old daughter of the Algerian poet Kamel Bencheikh. “Think about dressing properly,” he told her. And he closed the doors again.

The episode occurred last Tuesday and did not raise the alarm that it should have. Indeed, it has almost been shunted aside in the French press and by the government, whose Transport Minister, Elisabeth Borne, has long presided over the Paris public transport company (RATP), offered no words of comfort were for what Elise had to suffer. Only a few members of the Républicans protested, as reported on Facebook by Bencheikh. The daughter, together with a friend, was “at the Botzaris stop near the Buttes Chaumont park” in the 19th arrondissement. It was just past eleven o’clock in the evening . “When the bus arrived,” recounts the Algerian poet, “the driver stopped, looked at them, and left without opening the doors”. The girls did not give up and ran until they reached it a few meters later, when he had to stop because the traffic light had turned red. And, when they asked the driver why he hadn’t let them board, he frosted them: “Think about dressing as you should.”

The account by Elise doesn’t leave much doubt. “The driver, a Maghrebian with a long beard, is defined as an “Islamist”. The RATP is believed to have already identified him and is also believed to have already launched an internal investigation into whether he really didn’t allow the two women to board the bus because they were dressed in clothes considered inappropriate by Salafist Islam. “This individual, who drives a bus and is paid by my taxes, prevented my daughter, a holder of a Navigo pass [subscription pass for public transport in Paris], which was valid and therefore in order, from boarding, only because she was dressed in a skirt,” wrote Bencheikh in a Facebook post, which, however, was immediately censored and is no longer visible.

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A Mega-Mosque for Mulhouse

A mega-mosque, the largest in Europe, is being built in Mulhouse in eastern France. Here’s what one of our French-speaking correspondents has to say about it:

It will be the largest Islamic centre in Europe (in the Alsace region of northern France), with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a project of Qatar Charity’s “Ghaith Initiative”:

2015 — Qatar Charity has announced the launch of its global Ghaith initiative to serve Islamic projects worldwide. The GHAITH initiative aims to introduce the Islamic culture and strengthen its presence in Western communities in particular and the world in general, the statement notes, adding: “It also seeks to sustain the economic resources of Islamic educational and cultural organisations, marketing its programmes professionally and implementing various initiatives to keep pace with upcoming developments.”

Qatar Charity’s chairman, Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassem Al Thani, said the project reflected the charity’s eagerness to “strengthen the Islamic identity of Muslim communities in Europe, supporting the idea of peaceful coexistence between different cultures, promoting a proper understanding of the values and principles of Islam and reflecting a moderate interaction with Muslim communities”.

It was stated that the centre is being overseen by Qatar Charity UK, whose deputy chairman, Salah al-Hammadi, is the son of the Qatari missionary preacher Sheikh Dr Ahmed al-Hammadi, the driving force behind the Ghaith Initiative.

In June 2015, shortly before the launch of the initiative, Sheikh Ahmed could be seen tweeting, with Islamic chauvinism, that “the historic impact of the Muslims on Europe remains to this day, and cannot in fairness be denied”, and that “leading scholars in Europe testify to the major role of the Muslims in its renaissance”.

He was already fundraising on Twitter and on local TV channels for Islamic schools in France, where he said there were 12 million Muslims (at least double most other estimates) and that 10,000 people a year were being brought into Islam. “The Al Noor Centre is a quantum leap in terms of projects in Europe,” the younger al-Hammadi said at the French delegation’s press conference.

Qatar Charity says the centre will be “strategically located in the border region between France, Germany and Switzerland” and serve 200,000 Muslims in the area.

The project will cost €27 million ($29.4 million), of which nearly half had been raised by June 2016, and it has the backing of Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf (Islamic endowments) and Islamic Affairs.

It will cooperate fully “with all local authorities and institutions working for the public benefit and fighting against Islamophobia, racism and incitement to hatred, contributing to Muslim community service, helping them to practise their religious duties, meeting their cultural needs and activating the spirit of active citizenship and positive partnership and commitment. It will also teach Arabic language and Islamic education to more than 800 children and young people — including Quran memorisation — and incorporate a regular school which will accommodate 300 students, providing them with a good level of education which will allow them to ultimately enter the most prestigious local universities.”

The French nationalist group Génération Identitaire is protesting the new mosque in Mulhouse, and has made the following video in response.

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

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The Ascendancy of Shariah in the UK

In the following video, a British woman explains the extent to which shariah has already become the law of the land in the UK, superseding English Common Law.

I don’t know who she is, but maybe some of our British readers can identify her:

Hat tip: Gaius Agricola.

Imprisoned in Qatar, Parts 2 and 3

A couple of days ago we posted the beginning of an interview with Jean-Pierre Marongiu, a French entrepreneur who spent five years in prison in Qatar. Below are parts 2 and 3 of the same interview. Based on the end of part 3, it seems there will be at least one more installment of this interview.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. Note: The end of part 2 and the beginning of part 3 overlap, so there are a few sentences of repeated content.

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Vox and the Enemy

The possible prosecution of the Secretary-General of Vox prompted this photo essay by Michael Copeland.

Vox and the Enemy

by Michael Copeland

Javier Ortega Smith, Secretary-General to Spain’s Vox party, could face prosecution for decrying what he called an “Islamist invasion” of Europe. This is what he said:

“Our common enemy, the enemy of Europe, the enemy of liberty, the enemy of progress, the enemy of democracy, the enemy of the family, the enemy of life, the enemy of the future is called the Islamist invasion.”

How does Islam present itself on some of these issues? As can be seen below, Javier Ortega-Smith simply confirms what Islamic spokesmen have themselves stated.

Common enemy

Muslims in the West must have an attitude of enmity and hatred of the kaffirs.
All of kuffaar are the enemies of the Muslims

What does the Koran instruct?

  • between us and you enmity and hatred forever 60:4
  • Allah is the ENEMY of the unbelievers 2:98.
  • Allah does NOT love the unbelievers 30:45.
  • Unbelievers are ENEMIES of Allah and they will roast in hell 41:14.
  • The kuffar are for you a clear enemy 4:101
  • Terrorize the enemy of Allah and your enemy 8:60
  • KILL the unbelievers wherever you find them 9:5

The Koran forms part of Islamic law. One who denies any verse in the Koran is to be killed. This can be done vigilante-style by anyone. There is no penalty “since it is killing someone who deserves to die” (Manual of Islamic Law, “Reliance of the Traveller”, o8.4, o8.7(7)).

The enemy of Europe

The muslim nation is one nation to the exclusion of all othersplacard

The Muslim Ummah is one Ummah, Our Land is one, Our War is one… — placard

Islam will return to Europe as a conqueror and victor. — Yusuf Al Qaradawi, Spiritual Guide to the Muslim Brotherhood, Citizen Warrior 20 June 2011

The Islamic movement can and must take power as soon as it is morally strong enough… to destroy the non-Islamic power… — Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia (Atlas Shrugs, 6 June 2011)

Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam. — Sheikh Abul Ala Maududi, the most prominent Muslim scholar of the 20th century

Islam has logic and a mission… The jihad will lead to smashing Western civilization and replacing it with Islam which will dominate the world…” — Muhammad Mahdi Akef, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood 2004-10, Front Page Magazine, 11 February 2004; American Thinker, 20 April 2007

Islam has the right to destroy all obstacles [to Sharia law] in the form of institutions and traditions. It is the duty of Islam to annihilate all such systems. — Sayeed Qutb, co-founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, WND, 8 March 2010

Destroying Western civilisation from within. — Muslim Brotherhood internal memorandum, 1991, “General Strategic Goals”, Militant Islam Monitor, 16 September 2007

The enemy of liberty

FREEDOM GO TO HELL — placard held by scarf-obscured demonstrator

LIBERALISM GO TO HELL — placard held by scarf-obscured demonstrator

The enemy of democracy



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In the Qatar, Unable to See the Stars

Jean-Pierre Marongiu is a French entrepreneur who spent five years in prison in Qatar. He has recently written a book about his experiences, entitled InQarcéré.

In the following TV interview Mr. Marongiu talks about what happened to him in Qatar. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Les Observateurs has an article (in French) about Mr. Marongiu’s ordeal.

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Full Video of the Caliph of the Islamic State

As promised last night, here is the full video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State, subtitled in English. It’s quite a production on the part of the ISIS media group — a white backdrop, good lighting, multiple cameras, careful editing, and a cast of mujahideen extras adoring the caliph.

Mr. Baghdadi’s remarks are pretty much standard jihad boilerplate, from my perspective. However, his careful enumeration of the heroes of the Islamic State — complete with designations signifying their place of origin, al-Iraqi, al-Shishani, etc. — probably follows a ranking protocol that is opaque to outsiders. Those who hail from the “Peninsula of Mohammed” seem to earn the highest honors.

Notice that some of the prominent mujahideen he mentions came from the West — Belgium and Australia in particular. The survivors among those gallant fighters are now back in Europe, being “re-integrated” into European society. Especially in Sweden.

Many thanks to Ibn Al-Malek for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Islam Can’t Change and Won’t Change

The following essay by H. Numan was originally published in Dutch at E.J. Bron’s website, and has been translated into English by the author.

Islam can’t change and won’t change

by H. Numan

Most of the time I fully agree with Geert Wilders, but not all the time. In this case I think Wilders has very few options. In nearly every interview he points towards ‘bad’ mohammedans, and rightly so. He always says they have to adapt to our values and cultures. That’s where he goes wrong. It doesn’t happen. They don’t do it, and worse: they will not do it. I’m pretty sure Wilders knows that better than anyone else. But what can he say? Even though he is 100% correct, every judge in Holland or Europe would condemn him. For whatever reason they can think of.

Let’s start with the koran and Mr. Mo himself. All religions reason in circles; the worst offender by far is islam. The koran is the word of god, dictated by the angel Gabriel to Mohammed. Who is also appointed to be the last prophet ever. How do we know that? Mo said so. What’s the proof for that? It is written in the koran. In other words, the koran is proof for the veracity of the koran. Mo’s appointment as last prophet is quite important. Because all subsequent prophets, for example Joseph Smith (Mormonism) or Ron Hubbard (Scientology) are automatically false prophets. It’s written in the koran that God himself didn’t want to work with prophets after Mohammed. Therefore anyone claiming to be a prophet must be false.

The entire religion is set up so it cannot be changed. Normal books are mostly written in chronological order. Not the koran. The surahs are ordered by length. Those verses were revealed to Mo over a period of 23 years. Very often in dreams, when Mo was in bad need of divine backup. A great example are the Satanic verses:

Mo had taken Mecca, which at the time already was the Lourdes of Sandland. Allah existed, but wasn’t the one and only god yet. It was one of the many gods that could be worshiped — for a small fee, of course — there. The Meccanos made a handsome dirham out of this business. Mo’s order to abandon the entire business except for Allah didn’t sit very well with them. They politely asked the prophet to really think long about it, perhaps sleep on it. Give his command the next morning, not right now. Supposing tomorrow his command would stand? Well, not a problem. They would behead the prophet, so he could discuss it in person with the great god himself. Sweet dreams! In the night Gabriel appeared and told Mo that the order was false. Allah hadn’t given the order. It was Satan. Therefore, no worries. Business as usual.

We see this happen lot with Mo: Gabriel coming to the rescue in a dream. Polygamy was common in that area, but usually no more than 3-4 women. When questions were asked why Mo kept a whole herd he told them he was given permission. In a dream. Same story when people wondered if Aisha wasn’t a tad too young to marry: “Allah told me I could”. In a dream? “Of course in a dream! You didn’t think the supreme being would bother to visit his humble prophet in the flesh, do you? Oh, before I forget. Allah also gave permission only to me. You can’t marry toddlers. Only prophets can. And I’m the last one. Sorry about that.”

The ordering of the koran is also a mystery. At least to anyone who is not a mohammedan, that is. The ordering is not chronological, but by length of surahs. That’s not a coincidence. The friendly chapters (surahs) were written when Mo lived in Medina and tried to be friendly. He had to; at the time he didn’t hold absolute power. As Mo was anything but friendly, those are the shortest verses. That changed completely when Mo conquered Mecca. Friendliness went out of the window immediately.

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Schrödinger’s Caliph is Alive

A new video has surfaced of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of the Islamic State. Mr. Baghdadi has been reported killed on multiple occasions, but he keeps popping up again. This is said to be the first video of him to be released in almost five years.

The clip below contains a brief excerpt from the new video. A subtitled version of the full-length video of the caliph’s remarks is currently being processed, and will be available soon. In the meantime, enjoy these samples of the wit and wisdom of the Mujahid-in-Chief.

Many thanks to Ibn Al Malek for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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She Was Asking For It, I Tell Ya!

In a series of man-in-the-street interviews, “German” culture-enrichers explain what a virtuous woman must do if she wants to avoid being raped.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling (and added material):

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