Book Reviews: The Koran

Book Reviews: The Koran

Compiled by Michael Copeland

  • “This wretched book … I have been unable to discover in it one single idea of value.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
     
  • “So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.”— William E. Gladstone
     
  • “When I have time, I must put it into German so that every man may see what a foul and shameful book it is.” — Martin Luther
     
  • “It’s a depressing book. It really is. It’s just the rantings of a schizophrenic. There is also the barrenness of the message. It has no ethical dimension.” —Sebastian Faulks
     
  • “[It] teaches fear, hatred, contempt for others. Murder as a legitimate means of spreading and maintaining this devil’s doctrine. It denigrates women, divides people into classes and demands blood and more blood.” — Voltaire (Quoted by Julius O’Malley, comment)
     
  • “He bestows praise upon such instances of treachery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, bigotry, as are utterly incompatible with civilised society.” —David Hume
     
  • An “incoherent jumble of fable and precept and declamation which seldom excites a sentiment or an idea, sometimes crawls in the dust and is sometimes lost in the clouds.” —Edward Gibbon
     
  • “…an incentive to war, and propagator of hostility…” —Dayanand Saraswati, Indian sage, 1883
     
  • “An ill-arranged collection of badly translated plagiarisms of earlier Jewish and Christian stories.” — Christopher Hitchens
     
  • “… right there in black and white, absolute encouragement — no, a divine instruction — to act atrociously towards the rest of the world. Page after page of it. Sex slaves, the lot. The thing is horrific. … and if you ask my opinion, the thing should be banned for inciting racial and religious hatred on almost every page.” —Tommy Robinson, in Enemy of the State
     
  • “…at times violent imagery of torment and punishment in hell, at other times direct commands to believers to deal mercilessly with unbelievers, conveyed in a frenzied torrent of words repeatedly revisiting the theme of hatred and vengeance…” — Mathieu Baudin, comment, Jihad Watch

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When Justice Isn’t

Tabitha Korol’s latest essay confronts the current craze for Social Justice Warfare.

When Justice Isn’t

by Tabitha Korol

A letter written by a local elementary school teacher — I’ll call her “Mrs. Krieg” — was brought to my attention by a mutual acquaintance. In light of the notice that honor classes will be discontinued, she thoughtfully agreed that equity (defined as fairness and impartiality) in the schools should benefit all students. Regrettably, she has been influenced by terminology that has been devalued and redefined to become a tool for social engineering among students. Such revisionism has been applied to Equity, Diversity and Social Justice, and comes at the expense of freedom and true justice.

Honors classes were designed to challenge students academically. The advanced work, faster pace, and higher course-credit weight have provided for smarter, happier, well-rounded children who had the opportunity to flourish according to their capabilities and not misbehave out of boredom. But now, the authorities have determined it best to cancel the honor courses across the country because of a “lack of diversity” — that is, more Caucasian and Asian students were engaged than Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans. Instead of also providing honors classes that meet the interests of the low-energy students — perhaps music, theater, artisanal handicrafts — the Department of Education has decided to close the achievement gap by lowering the bar and expectations and discontinuing all incentives. Mrs. Krieg did not foresee that by eliminating the incentives and opportunities, the resulting “equity” would be mediocrity and the loss of exceptional achievement.

Now the Department of Education will generate equity in boredom, discontent, resentment, truancy and delinquency. Academia is not unaware of these inevitabilities. Their purpose is not an improved education but the decline of achievement and the elimination of the exceptional. Former President Obama expressed a similar derogatory outlook when he denounced high-achieving Americans by saying, “You didn’t build that.”

Diversity in the schools no longer describes a richness of ideas, course studies, or specialty careers, but defines and categorizes the students themselves, by race, religion, ethnicity, financial status, sexual orientation, and however else the students choose to differentiate themselves. As with the term “equity,” the meaning of “diversity” has been corrupted, as it now implies division, divisiveness, and discord, the opposite of E Pluribus Unum — Out of many, One. These differences have led to a totalitarian-style monitoring and bullying — called Speech Control, necessitating “Diversity Officers” with doctoral degrees, credentials in counseling and inclusion techniques, and six-figure salaries reflected in higher tuition costs. The officers’ mere presence confirms the growing disharmony, isolation, discrimination, harassment, and violence that characterize the socialist strategy. These points are significant:

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Culture-Enriching Gang Rape by the Blue Danube

Another day, another culture-enriching gang rape in Germany. The incident reported below occurred on Halloween night, in the town of Ulm on the Danube in Baden-Württemberg.

The following video is a composite of two very brief news reports. Neither mentions any cultural enrichment, but other sources (see the article below the video) identify the five suspects as asylum seekers.

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

MissPiggy has also translated this detailed report from Donau 3 FM:

Girl may have been given drugs before rape

November 13, 2019

The 14-year-old may have been given drugs before several men in Alb-Danube county allegedly raped a young girl.

This is what the police assume after an evaluation of the toxicological examinations. Various drugs were detected in the girl’s blood. The result suggested that the girl had been drugged, police and prosecutors said in Ulm on Wednesday.

According to further information, the girl had already been drinking alcohol when she met one of the later suspects in Ulm on Halloween. She agreed to accompany the suspects to an apartment in the Illertal, where the drugs were allegedly administered to her. The 14-year-old’s parents had assumed at the time that the girl was with her friends.

According to her own information, the 14-year-old was abused by at least three young men in the southern Alb-Danube district. A total of five suspected asylum seekers are being investigated, according to police. Two of them are therefore at large.

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Authorities are investigating five suspects following the alleged rape of a 14-year-old in a community in the southern Alb-Danube district. The asylum seekers, aged 14 to 26, were provisionally detained. Arrest warrants have now been issued for three of them.

Here’s what the police write:

Ulm (ots) — Last Friday a 14-year-old is alleged to have been the victim of a sexual offence in a community in the southern Alb-Danube district. Prosecutors and police are investigating five suspects.

According to the investigative authorities, the 14-year-old met the suspects on Halloween night in Ulm, of whom she knew one.

She apparently agreed to go with them. The teenager was then raped in the home of one of the suspects, she later told her parents, then to the police. Police have since identified all five suspects. After this was successful, police officers searched four apartments in Stuttgart, in a Filstal community and in an Illertal municipality last Friday. The suspected asylum seekers, aged 14 to 26, have been provisionally detained. On Saturday, at the request of the Ulm Public Prosecutor’s Office, the competent prison judge issued arrest warrants for two suspects, aged 16 and 26. A 15-year-old was provisionally arrested on Tuesday. At the request of the Ulm Public Prosecutor’s Office, the competent prison judge also issued an arrest warrant against him. Two other suspects, aged 14 and 24, are at large. The criminal investigation is still in full swing.

Previous report:

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Turks vs. Kurds in the Streets of the Hague

The following video shows a report from De Telegraaf about Kurdish demonstrations last month in the Hague. The Kurds were protesting the pullback of American troops in Syria as well as the actions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Partway through the demonstration some Turks showed up carrying a Turkish flag, and were promptly beaten up by Kurds. Regardless of the strategic or tactical value of allying with the Kurds, they are still Muslims and Middle Easterners, and behave pretty much the same as Turks and Arabs. Having them in one’s country provides roughly the same amount of cultural enrichment as having Turks, Yemenis, Moroccans, Pakistanis, or Afghans.

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

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Och, the Puir Wee ISIS Bairns!

The following story provides some of the background for the essay by H. Numan that I posted earlier this evening.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Dutch news portal NU:

Court: State must make effort to bring 56 children back from Syria

November 11, 2019

The Dutch state must make efforts to bring 56 children and possibly their 19 mothers out of Syria to the Netherlands. That was the ruling of the court in the Hague in a summary proceeding on Monday.

Judgment on taking back Islamic State children

Their mothers can only be brought back if there is no other option.

The government must take action within 14 days

The summary proceeding was brought due to the acute danger in the camps in Syria.

The Netherlands has the duty to make efforts to bring back IS children

According to the court, The Netherlands cannot be forced to repatriate the children because of the danger due to the unstable situation in Syria.

“The State does not need to take unnecessary security risks, but it must take advantage of all possibilities, such as help provided by the Americans,” according to the court.

That means that the Dutch government does what is in its power. If the government says that it is not possible, it must show evidence that it has done everything possible.

That means, according to the attorney Andre Seebregts, who represents the majority of plaintiffs, that the Netherlands, within the mandated time of 14 days, must make contact with the Kurds as well as the Americans.

The Kurds maintain control over the camps where the women and children are kept. The Americans have let it be known that they want them to be taken to the Netherlands.

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They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!

In his latest essay H. Numan discusses the Dutch mujahidettes for ISIS, who will be repatriated along with their children from Syria to the Netherlands.

They’re coming to take me away, ha ha!

by H. Numan

Dutch judges decided they should run the country. Not the government and certainly not parliament. At this moment we seem to have a ‘nitrogen crisis’. Not the stuff in the air, mind you. Parliament voted for impossibly high standards for nitrogen in products, such as fertilizer. Encouraged by extreme left-wing environmentalist lobbyists. Those standards are no less than 400X the German standard — which already was extreme. Imagine you buy a little pot of fertilizer in the supermarket for your plants on the balcony. Take that little pot to Yellowstone National Park. Dump the contents there. In Holland that ground will be considered seriously polluted. You’ll be liable for cleanup costs and a huge fine.

The government takes this very seriously. Building projects are closed for this reason. They want to lower the speed limit from 130 kmh to 90 kmh (80 mph to 55 mph). Mark Rutte, our dear leader, promises that way 75,000 new houses can be built. I fail to see any relation between speed on the highways and building houses, but I’m a dumb idiot who’s just supposed to vote for dear Mark. Not use my brain. That impossibly high standard is being now strictly and rigidly enforced by the courts. Why? Because of sloppy legislation being used for what it was not intended.

Sloppy legislation being abused goes a lot further than that. A judge has decided that the Dutch government must make efforts to repatriate Dutch ISIS children from Syria. The court didn’t order the mothers to be repatriated as well. But the law clearly says children cannot be separated from their mothers. You do the math…

Dear Mark always said repatriation was out of the question. However, Mark’s promises in the past are about as solid as those of a certain Austrian Gefreiter about 90 years ago.

Let’s dig into this issue, shall we? A number of young horny silly Dutch goats fell in love with mohammedan boys. Those boys were or became very strict mohammedans. Being young and silly goats, they wanted lots of attention. So they converted to the religion and lived according to the strictest interpretation of sharia law. Their husbands decided they wanted to fight in Syria for the caliphate, and took their wives with them. In Syria not just the mohammedan ‘Dutch’ men committed lots of atrocities and participated in genocide. So did their wives. Surviving witnesses say, without exception, the European wives of jihadists were the most sadistic and vigilant supporters of sharia law.

We’re not talking about young girls making stupid mistakes here. Everybody does that. This goes far beyond it. Compare it with wives of SSers. Almost none were prosecuted, as the SS kept work and family separated. It would be a very different story if an SS officer brought his wife to work, where she asked for a whip and started beating up concentration camp inmates.

What I have noticed over the years is that progressives are extremely lenient about mistakes made in the past. But only when it applies to themselves. They have absolutely no mercy at all for anyone else, especially if you are conservative. Ex-senator Wijnand Duyvendak was in younger years an extreme left-wing terrorist. Not an zealous activist but an outright terrorist. He wasn’t caught and changed from terrorist into politician. As an extreme left-wing politician he rose through the ranks to become a senator. Only because on TV he openly admitted being a member of RaRa did we find out. His mistake was that he thought his crimes had already expired, so he could talk about them on TV. It cost him his senate seat and nothing else. After all, we all make mistakes when we are young, don’t we?

Now, I served in the military. I told a military story on a forum. One of the members was a troll, and reported me to Kafka, which is an extreme left-wing intelligence gathering group. That story was published as an example of extreme right-wing activism, with my full name and unit. It’s still online. It hampered my career. Happened about 25 years ago. But forgiveness for others is not on the agenda of progressives.

The same applies to these wannabe refugee girls. They have been interviewed by Dutch media after the capture of Raqqa. Yes, they admit they made a mistake. While wearing the full burka. With gloves, so as not to be infected by infidels. They speak with go-betweens against male journalists as they themselves — for religious reasons — cannot talk to men. That’s indirectly stating that the only mistake they made was losing the war.

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Too Many White People

Staffanstorp is a town in southern Sweden that is quite different from its infamous culturally enriched neighbor Malmö. You see, Staffanstorp is not enriched — it is populated mainly by Swedes, which means — gasp! — white people. For that reason it’s more like Sweden-That-Was: it has a low crime rate, cultural cohesiveness, and public spaces that have not yet been ruined or made dangerous — the attributes of a non-multicultural town.

Staffanstorp wants to attract new residents without bringing in third-world immigrants, so it has created an advertising video that highlights exactly those features that would attract traditional Swedes. Needless to say, the ad has caused an uproar, since it is too “white” to be acceptable in Modern Multicultural Sweden.

At the beginning of the video a Swedish family walks past a group of sullen and dangerous-looking “youths” in a place that is not identified as Malmö, but has its typical characteristics. I noticed that the makers of the video took care not to include any brown people among the young troublemakers — they all look pretty Caucasian to me. Some of them might be Bosnians or Albanians, but they aren’t “Middle Eastern” in appearance.

Unfortunately for Staffanstorp, that wasn’t enough to exempt the municipality from accusations of racism. When your town is populated by white people, you’re out of luck — you’re by definition “racist”.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for translating this article from the Danish daily Berlingske and the accompanying video:

A Swedish municipality is being criticized for an advertising video: “This is the most disgusting thing I have seen in a long time”

Malmö’s neighboring municipality of Staffanstorp is being criticized for an advertising film showing a battered Malmö and a quiet and idyllic Staffanstorp.

The sound of sirens mingles with sad underlying music as a mother and daughter are filmed in black and white walking down a street in Malmö. They start running, anxiously, as a group of young men who look like they might be gang members throw a can at them.

“Many of us wake up in a city we once called our hometown,” says a speaker in Swedish and continues:

“But the growing insecurity and the feeling of exclusion have left many feeling lost.”

[Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.]

Shortly thereafter, we see a clip of fields, smiling people, cheerful background music — in color. According to the video this is what awaits you if you move to the Swedish municipality of Staffanstorp.

“There are municipalities where security, care for the elderly, and schools really work,” says the speaker, while showing pictures of brightly smiling white-only people.

Eventually Staffanstorp is shown from the above, while the text: “Staffanstorp Municipality — The way the rest of Sweden should be”.

A propaganda film

The film was made by Staffanstorp Municipality — Malmö’s neighboring municipality. They call it an “information film” and the goal is to attract new residents to the municipality. But the film has some Swedes up in arms, especially on social media.

One of the film’s critics is the social democratic politician Torbjörn Lövendahl.

“It is a political propaganda film, not an information film,” he tells Skånska Dagbladet.

According to Expressen.se, the immigration-critical sites “Fria Tider” and “Nordfront” have also opened their eyes to the film. They write that the film is aimed at “people who are affected, and have had enough of the multicultural society”.

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The Joys of Modern Multicultural Sweden

The following two videos provide a glimpse into the extent to which the urban areas of southern Sweden, especially Malmö, have been culturally enriched.

Notice that the ethnicity of the bombers and criminals is never discussed. Swedes are far too politically correct to bring up that aspect of the crisis. However, you can bet every Swede who watches these news report knows that the perpetrators are all “persons with a migration background”.

Many thanks to Kronans Martell for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video describes the increasing number of bomb attacks in southern Sweden, and the sophistication of the latest generation of bombs:

The second video reports on the threats and intimidation directed at police officers and their families:

Video transcript #1:

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Culture-Enriching Machetes Visit a Disco

A group of asylum seekers were affronted by being denied entry to a disco in a suburb of Berlin, so they hacked up the door with machetes. They would have hacked up the bouncer, too, but he was able to get inside and lock the door.

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

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Stéphane Ravier: Instead of Quotas for Immigration, Quotas for Deportation!

Stéphane Ravier is a member of the French Senate for National Rally, Marine Le Pen’s party. The video below shows Mr. Ravier’s recent remarks in the Senate in which he speaks out in no uncertain terms about the Great Replacement. It will be interesting to see how quickly he is hauled into court and put on trial.

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

Video transcript:

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Civil War in Yvelines?

Chanteloup-les-Vignes is a culturally enriched suburb west of Paris in the department of Yvelines. Last week “youths” went on a rampage in Chanteloup, torching containers and ambushing emergency services personnel when they arrived to respond to the fires. The mischievous youngsters then set fire to a recently-completed municipal structure that was used for a children’s circus.

As will become clear in the six videos below, the incident was more than just simple vandalism. The new structure in their neighborhood was considered an intrusion into their territory by the immigrant gangs that control the drug traffic in the area. What the government saw as a gentrification of the neighborhood was viewed as an act of war by the thugs that control the place.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

Video #1: An early news report on the incident in Chanteloup.

Video #2: A more detailed report about what happened.

Video #3: An excerpt from a TV talk show featuring Geoffroy Lejeune, the editor-in-chief of Valeurs actuelles, a conservative political magazine.

Video #4: A continuation of the same program, with Geoffroy Lejeune speaking.

Video #5: A further continuation, with Geoffroy Lejeune joined by Gérard Miller, a left-leaning psychoanalyst, university professor, writer, director, and columnist.

Video #6: The final excerpt from the discussion between Geoffroy Lejeune and Gérard Miller.

Video transcript #1:

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Respect for the Dead, Even the Caliph of the Islamic State

This is a very interesting discussion from Dutch television about the demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of the Islamic State. The older gentleman who is so forthright in his opinions is Peter van Uhm, the former Commander in Chief of the Dutch armed forces. The translator notes: “Judging by reactions on Twitter, many people were flabbergasted.”

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

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The Three Monkeys

In her latest essay, Tabitha Korol takes up arms in the culture wars that are currently raging throughout the West.

The Three Monkeys

by Tabitha Korol

Even when one American — who has done nothing wrong — is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril. — Harry Truman

Some years ago, when I visited family in Buenos Aires, I was taken to a country club, one that no doubt had been quite fashionable in its heyday, an era of more than a half-century before. What I saw now were the remnants of elegance, broken tile floors and grounds that were surrendering to the incursion of weeds, signs of a government that was not of, by, or for the people.

I was introduced to Beatriz, one of a group sitting poolside who spoke enough English to complement my conversance in Spanish. Her interests included theater, but she soon came around to expressing her disdain for America because we had the temerity to build the tallest Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to flaunt our wealth and we were therefore deserving of the 9/11 destruction! I explained that America was not in the real estate business, that businesses constructed buildings high enough to accommodate more companies on an island that could not expand into the surrounding ocean — and does envy render pardonable the death of thousands? I’d already known about and noted that Dubai held the dubious honor of having the world’s tallest building and I have since learned that America’s first skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago in 1886. A formidable ten stories high! What an impudent undertaking!

She also disparaged America because she reads so much about our country in their local papers, but so little of her own. I clarified our freedom of the press, that our journalists were free to report about anything to be read anywhere, whereas Argentina’s despotic regime undoubtedly controlled what was reported or withheld from the public. Our chat soon dwindled, and we turned to join other conversations. I suppose Beatriz would now be gleeful to learn that our socialist news sources also withhold the news, and actually craft their reports to suit their biased perspective.

We were born with a power of thought and speech, the ability to ideate and communicate to others, our equals under God and superior to other life forms. Yet there is a powerful faction, a self-anointed, arrogant cabal of leftists, socialists, globalists, the sharia-compliant, and the United Nations — that has placed itself beyond criticism, determined to destroy our humanity. In true totalitarian fashion, they have long been indoctrinating our vulnerable youth in schools, while the media brainwash the population at large, special forces (CAIR) influence our clergy, and shadow opponents work against our duly elected president.

With God removed from the classroom during the Obama years, and more recently from the oaths in Congress, the new, highest “Authority” fills the void, and the weak in faith and the undereducated succumb to the new rulers. The Authority now has the facility to take God-given life, before and after birth, and use any means and myths to threaten destruction and visit misery upon the masses.

Indoctrination is used to manipulate, make fearful, insinuate doubt and distrust of centuries-old truths, Biblical concepts of morality and basic human rights, science and logic. Our history is dismissed as inaccurate and evil, our Constitution proclaimed inessential. In fact, without amending the Constitution, the Authority has profoundly impacted the First Amendment with its control over the press/media and our freedom of speech. Words have been expunged from our vocabulary through intimidation or had their definitions twisted, so that “diversity” has led to more polarization, justice to “social justice,” liberty denounced for equality, and the FBI manuals purged of crucial information to disguise the threat of the lethal ideology of Islam. Children are immersed in Islamic rituals, prayers, and anti-Zionist ethnic studies, learn nothing about the dangers of totalitarianism, and the public is bullied into silence.

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The Nazis Are Coming! The Nazis Are Coming!

The Dresden city council has voted to approve a paper declaring that there is a “Nazi State of Emergency” in the city because… Well, because a lot of citizens oppose mass immigration. Or dislike the building of mosques.

Simply questioning the wisdom of open borders is enough to earn the “Nazi” label in Germany.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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