Friday, May 30, 2008
We are truly in a war. It is not the war we imagine we are in, which is the way our true adversaries want it. It is not a foreign war against a foreign enemy. It is a war on consciousness, a war on our own minds. The global war on terror that is being fought around the world is an embodied reflection in the material world of a deeper, more fundamental war that is going on in the realm of consciousness itself.We have the most criminal regime in all of our history wreaking unspeakable horror on the entire planet, while simultaneously waging war on the consciousness of its own citizens - US. If we aren't aware of this, we are unwittingly playing into, supporting and complicit in the evil that is being perpetrated in our name.A government's war on the consciousness of its own citizens is by no means unique to the Bush administration. Abusing power over others so as to limit their freedom is an archetypal process that has been endlessly re-enacted by governments throughout history in various forms. With the Bush administration, however, the pathological aspect of this process has become so exaggerated and amped up to such a degree that it is just about impossible not to notice its staggering malignancy. With the Bush administration, the underlying evil that has played out in our government over many years is becoming overwhelmingly obvious for all to see. With the Bush administration, the underlying evil that informs systems of government that are based on "power over" instead of "liberty for" is coming out from hiding in the shadows. Instead of being acted out underground, our government is acting out this evil above ground, in plain sight for all who are courageous enough to look. Impeaching Bush and Co. ultimately won't change anything unless we deal with the corrupt powers which control and direct them. George Bush is just a finger-puppet of the hidden hand which animates him. Bush only has apparent power, as he himself is a minion of far more powerful predator-like forces whose nefarious interests he serves. Whether we call it the illuminati, the global elite, a shadow government, or a secret cabal, there is no doubt that there are darker, self-serving forces that have insinuated themselves into and taken over our government. The terrorists that we should be worried about are domestic terrorists who are actually implementing their agendas from deep within our very system of government itself.The United States Government itself has become a "front" for the underlying military-industrial-financial crime syndicate that animates it. This is not to say that there aren't many good, well-meaning people in our government they are simply prohibited by the very nature of the corrupt system they are in from reforming it. Our system of government is rigged in such a way so that there is no way to transform the system within the system itself.The underlying core of our government has become rotten such that the entire operation simply feeds into and is an expression of the same underlying corruption. All of the scandals continually coming out are like the superficial skin rash of a much deeper systemic disease, like a cancer that is infecting the greater body politic. Citizens who are not aware of our government's insidious intrusions into our lives are unwittingly feeding the corruption they are looking away from in their very act of looking away. The "powers" that have taken over our government have become concentrated and centralized in just a few elite hands, proving how easy it is for the few to control the many. They almost control all the levers of power: financial, political and judicial. In this war on consciousness, these powers-that-be are using the most advanced mind-control technology that our world has ever known to make its takeover complete. The essence of mind-control is information control, which is one thing our overly secretive current administration is very good at.
The private interests that control our government have an incredible mind-control/propaganda machine at their disposal in the form of the mainstream media, which if not quite fully owned and controlled, is certainly under their "influence" enough to serve their underlying self-serving agenda. George Orwell once said that omission is the greatest form of lie this perfectly describes the corporate owned media of today which is nothing other than the propaganda organ of the state. The corporate world and our government are becoming indistinguishable, which is one of the hallmarks of fascism, or more accurately corporatism. In addition to information, our government is adept at putting out dis-information, whose intention is to create distractions and confusion so as to cover its tracks and hide its true intentions. It will purposely leak stories that are not true simply to cover-up what it is really doing. By putting out misleading information, the government hides behind its self-generated smokescreen like an octopus squirting ink.Quite often, right at the moment when people's focus is moving towards some area of criminality in the White House, the administration will even create a diversionary event for the public to put their attention on. Memories of those color-coded terror alerts that always seemed to happen right when something bad was starting to happen for the Bush administration come to mind. In creating distractions, our government is able to steer our collective attention in directions that allow it to successfully accomplish its malevolent goal of grabbing all the power it can get.In a diabolical ploy, the administration will even feed stories to a compliant press, and then reference these stories as justification for enacting its pre-planned agenda. One glaring example is when the administration fed Judith Miller of the New York Times stories about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Once this propaganda appeared on the front page of the Times, the administration was only too happy to use it as evidence for why we should go to war.WMD could easily stand for "Weapons of Mind Deception", as our own government is continually trying to "Deceive" our "Minds", which is the battlefield in which the war on consciousness is being fought. We are all on the front lines in the war on consciousness, whether we know it or not. Instead of shooting us, our government is using cutting-edge mind-control technology to psychically emasculate us. In order to be able to deal with the evil that the Bush regime is perpetrating, we first have to become acquainted with that very same potential evil in ourselves so as to be able to recognize it in the outside world. The way to vanquish our adversary is to be found hidden within the very nature of our own awareness, which contains the key to its own freedom. The corporate-mainstream media "captivates" our attention, capturing a part of our self-reflective, discriminative awareness, thereby restricting the range of our conscious awareness, which is what hypnotism is all about. Once the attention of the masses becomes entranced, the corporate/government media can then "play with" our mind. This unholy trinity of corporate/government/media can create an obsessive fixation on certain superficial events that "seize" the collective psyche. For example, it feeds the masses sensationalized stories such as Britney Spears ad nauseam so as to divert our attention from the evil that is being done behind the scenes in our name.Ex-CIA director Allen Dulles used to say that the most effective way to disguise a secret is to pretend to openly share information. The Bush administration isn't interested in solving problems as much as creating good PR (Public Relations) for itself. With one hand the Bush administration will try to appear like it is openly sharing information and being transparent, while with its other hand it will be actively obstructing the very process it is seemingly supporting. A vivid example is the government's 9/11 commission, whose aim was allegedly to shed light on what happened on 9/11, while covertly behind the scenes the Bush administration was doing everything it could to hinder the commission's inquiries (see, for example, 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, by David Ray Griffin). All one has to do is investigate the numerous ties to the core cabal of the neocon Bush administration that the members of the 9/11 commission have and the degree to which it was a deliberate operation to obscure the truth becomes apparent. It was as if the White House was investigating itself; the foxes truly guarding the henhouse. The 9/11 commission and its report, just like the Warren Commission and its report on the Kennedy assassination, was a façade, a show, a display in which it appeared like our government was giving us what we wanted, while actually being part of a deceptive game of smoke-and-mirrors. It is like a magician has hypnotized us, and is stealing what's in our pockets while they have us under their trance in which we believe they are serving us.As if by a perverse Jedi mind-trick, the Bush administration has bewitched us into believing that it controls the national dialogue, when in a democracy the opposite is actually true. One of many examples when confronted with overwhelming evidence that we have been torturing our adversaries, Bush responds by saying he "rejects" that claim, and the conversation stops right there and moves on to other, more superficial topics. Our government is supposed to represent us, which is to say that they are our employees. Bush has turned this around and put himself in the role of the dictator with us as his subjects. And somehow we have allowed him to get away with this. There is no escaping our individual and collective complicity in this sad state of affairs. One difference between what is happening in our country and the state-controlled media of the old Soviet Union, is that in the Soviet Union, most people were quite aware that what was being presented to them by their corrupt government as news was nothing but mind-warping propaganda. Many Americans have fallen so under the spell of the Bush regime's criminal lies that they don't even know they are being lied to. It is like we are living in a land of state-controlled zombies who think they are free citizens of a free country.It is as if millions of our fellow citizens have fallen asleep, as if they have become hypnotized and brainwashed by the powers-that-be's incessant "managing" and "massaging" of reality. These powers simply manipulate an already gullible and highly suggestible public into a game of "divide and conquer." They get rich off of other's blood - they incite conflict, and covertly support both sides, as they themselves reap the benefit of the conflict.The corporate war machine, which is co-dependently entangled with our government, profits wildly from our invading other sovereign countries. The government-military-industrial complex's solution to the very problem that they created by instigating wars more war! It's completely sick and totally insane. And we, in our dulled denial like hypnotized sheep - simply go along and allow the whole parasitic enterprise to be fed by offering our sons and daughters as fodder. To the extent that we are not shedding light on the utter criminality and insanity of what the Bush administration is doing and saying "No," we are all complicit in feeding our own genocide.Bush and our Congressional leaders are mouthpieces for the advertising campaign of distortion and falsehood that is being "bomb-arded" into our psyches on a daily basis. Our "leaders" repetitive slogans and incantations brand and imprint themselves deep into our unconscious, where many who do not have enough psychic resistance fall under the spell. People's ability to discern truth from fiction has been rendered inoperative by our own government's pattern of routinely taking liberty with the truth. Government propaganda has inverted the perception of what is actually happening, as lies are presented as truths, and up is portrayed as down in a truly Orwellian universe of confounding doublespeak. Through the "Big Lie" which is based on that the bigger the lie, the harder it is for people to see the truth - the government has transformed myth into seeming fact, and has achieved its goal of muddling our minds so as to dis-empower us.Many of us haven't developed the psychic immunity to be able to fully ward off the toxic effects of our government's covert, fear-based psychological warfare. An expression of the success of our government's psy-ops against US is the fact that there's so little awareness about the government's assault on our minds that it's hardly even a part of our national dialogue. The insidiousness of the government's covert manipulation of our minds is even found in the very term "Global War on Terror". "The Global War on Terror" is a crazy-making, self-contradictory statement, as we can never stop terror with a war on the contrary, wars induce terror! This term carries with it a false and self-negating premise that if we accept we've already given away our power. If we leave this underlying assumption unquestioned, we unwittingly allow them to frame the agenda on their terms. We have then already fallen under their spell without knowing it, as our capacity to think and respond creatively is undermined. Our inability to creatively respond to the war on our consciousness is an expression of being immobilized in fear as if frozen in trauma. The war on terror is really a war on our psyche. The war on terror is ultimately about control control of our minds.What Bush and our Congressional leaders are doing is so morally outrageous that it is literally off the charts of accepted, "normal", ethical, sane human behavior. In the words of French poet Andre Chenier, Bush and Co. are committing "crimes that make the laws tremble," as they are covertly undermining our very legal and political system itself. The corruption that has infected our body politic is like a virus that is exploiting weaknesses in our political immune system so as to feed and spread its pathology.Those of us who are somewhat sane can easily lack the imagination for the depth of depravity that the Bush administration regularly acts out in the world. Our lack of imagination works to the government's advantage, as it allows them to continue to act out the darkness in a manner which is incomprehensible to us. This is why the great doctor of the soul C. G. Jung counseled us to develop an "imagination for evil," as being able to imagine the scope of evil that human beings can fall prey to and act out empowers us to see it clearly and thereby deal with it more effectively.Our government's lying and criminality is so pervasive that we have become desensitized to their corruption. Their evil has become so "normalized," that just like someone watching TV becomes numb and anesthetized to the violence, we have become desensitized to the horror of what Bush and his cronies are doing right in front of our very eyes day after day. We've learned or, shall I say, become programmed - to accept the fact that the Bush administration is almost always lying, for, as we are told "All governments lie".
DEFRAUDING US OF THE TRUTH
Bush and Co., with the help of the US Supreme Court and the approval of Congress, rigged the 2000 and 2004 elections (see, for example, Fooled Again by Mark Crispin Miller). Then, with the help of the corporate media which is dependent on the good graces of military and government budgets and operations, Bush and Co. put out mind-numbing propaganda that no such hostile takeover had even taken place, to the point where after a little while most people forgot that anything out of the ordinary had occurred. The government's propaganda machine plays with our minds, putting us in a somnambulistic state so that we eventually begin to accept the version of reality (in our example, that Bush has been "elected" to be our president) that serves its underlying agenda. Once the office of "perception management" convinces a critical mass of people of a particular viewpoint, there is a "consensus" or "agreement" that is reached among the masses as to what is objectively true. The agreed upon version of reality takes on a "weight" and becomes the established dogma of what is collectively imagined to be really happening. Like a "religious" truth, it is irrationally believed like an act of faith by its card-carrying members, even if overwhelming evidence points to the contrary. Anyone who doesn't buy into the arbitrarily established story is marginalized and demonized, and either called crazy, a conspiracy theorist, or even a terrorist ("You're either with us or you're with the enemy").If only one person believed the propaganda-created consensus version of reality, they'd be thought of as crazy. If a small group of people believed it, they'd be thought of as a cult. When a certain critical mass of people irrationally believe this fictionalized version of reality (in our case, that Bush has been "elected" by the people) to be objectively true, however, they are considered normal.Mass psychology then becomes the order of the day, as our species, animated and inspired by fear which Bush and his regime are only too happy to cultivate - reverts to the primitive psychology of the herd. A collective amnesia ensues, continually fed by a self-generating web of endless denial, as the manufactured consent is recreated anew every moment. A field of force which literally resists conscious reflection becomes conjured up around those who have fallen under the seductive spell of the agreed upon and artificially constructed consensus reality. Anyone reflecting back their unconscious condition is considered to be the enemy. Dissociating from their own darkness, they fight with it outside of themselves as it is projected into and reflected back by the world. Believing the agreed-upon fantasy, they collectively fall into their unconscious together and reinforce each other's delusions in a self-perpetuating feedback loop, which is another way of saying that they have fallen into a collective psychosis. Bush was not elected by the people. The military-industrial-financial crime syndicate's minions and operatives had already insinuated themselves into key positions of power so as to accomplish their long-planned for covert takeover of the government. Some of their cronies had already infiltrated the Supreme Court, where they literally derailed the democratic process and decided, with no basis in law, to unconstitutionally invest themselves with the authority of bestowing the election upon Bush. Bush's seeming "election by the people" was in fact a strategically implemented political coup d'etat. Very few even noticed this act of violence because of the criminal syndicate's control of the mainstream media. Their propaganda machine succeeded in managing our perceptions just the way they wanted, which is a polite way of saying they successfully pulled the wool over most of our eyes, or pulled the rug out from under us without too many of us even noticing.In a diabolical feedback loop, the underlying crime syndicate, by putting out propaganda (that Bush has been elected president) creates the very situation (Bush becoming president) which confirms the truth of their propaganda, like in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Being in a position of power, they are tapping into how they can shape the world in their own image, which they are imposing on the world through forceful means. They have in some perverse way begun to access how they can seemingly manipulate and create "reality".Because of their position of power, these sick few can control the masses by manipulating events in the world, as well as playing with our perceptions. They are tapping into how in managing our perceptions, they can literally create events, and in creating events, they can manage our perceptions. This is a divine secret, but in tapping into it with an impure heart, where power is prioritized over love, it is always destined for failure. In the end, these black magicians will ultimately self-destruct, there is no question about this whatsoever. It is simply a question of mitigating the disaster as they create their own ruin.Another example of our government's attack on our consciousness: After the 9/11 attacks, there is only one thing certain the official story put out by our government, itself a conspiracy theory, is not true. There is no question about this to any thinking person who has even minimally studied the evidence. (see, for example, 911truth.org). The fact that our own government is not telling the truth to us about what happened on 9/11, as well as actively obstructing any investigation into what actually did happen, is a huge red flag why would our own government be lying, and covering up their lie? Who knows (maybe the shadow?) at this point whether 9/11 was a false flag operation, covertly perpetrated by our own government against us, or whether they knew about it beforehand but simply allowed it to happen so as to gain political advantage? Something's very fishy about the whole thing. The fact that our country, except on the margins, is not even having an open discussion about what really happened on 9/11 the official version put out by the government is blindly accepted by millions of people as the objective truth - is another expression of our government shaping our dialogue, both nationally and within our own minds. The government's distorted story about what happened on 9/11 is itself an expression of the deeper and more general underlying conspiracy of our government to defraud us of the truth.The last thing this criminal enterprise wants is for us to see what it is doing. These criminal war lords want us to believe that we live in a democracy. For example, in a diabolical sleight of hand, we are given the illusory stage-show of free elections, while there is overwhelming evidence that the elections were rigged. Even to be in a position to run for president you have to be able to raise hundreds of millions of dollars this itself is the entrance fee to the game. In addition, the only people who would be allowed by these robber barons to be in a position of power such as "Commander-in-Chief" is someone they control. Barack or Hillary? It's an illusion of choice, a stage-managed distraction from what's really going on. We are left with the appearance, and a misguided belief, that we live in a government run "by the people and for the people." In a very real sense, the Democrats and Republicans are simply various factions who are fighting for the right to represent the underlying military-industrial-financial crime syndicate that owns and operates our government. Those who control "our" government want to keep their operations covert, beneath our conscious awareness. For if enough of us become conscious of the evil and depravity that they are perpetrating in our name on the entire planet, their gig is up.
HOW TO ACHIEVE VICTORY IN THE WAR ON CONSCIOUSNESS
The powers that have taken over our country will do anything in their sorcerer's bag of tricks to distract us and keep up the illusion that they are protecting us so as to maintain power. These banking and corporate pirates are willing and more than ready to intimidate, buy off, or destroy any and all critics. It is important for us to realize the depth of evil we are dealing with here they are willing to kill as many people as needed to accomplish their aims. It is shocking to realize that the very entity that is supposed to be protecting us our government is the very thing from which we need protection. It is shattering to realize that our leaders are genuine psychopathic criminals who are trying to take over our planet, impose full-spectrum dominance, enact a new world order and centralize power and control. Instead of this being a conspiracy theory, the evidence is all around us, as it is everywhere we look if we have the eyes to see beyond the carefully crafted and disseminated spell that is being perpetually woven all around us.What is happening in our world has more the "feeling" of an invasion from a parallel universe than a physical coup d'etat. This is because the intrusion is taking place on the plane of mind, and only secondarily on the physical plane. If we could stop this covert incursion into our minds it would be much easier to mitigate the outer wars that plague our world.These criminals clearly have way more power than we do in terms of guns, tanks, media and technology, but they are no match for us if we activate the inherent brilliance of our consciousness a force with unlimited potential. Part of the spell they are casting is that there's nothing we can do, that we are powerless to stop them from doing whatever they want, like when Cheney mentioned it doesn't make a difference what Congress or the American people want, this administration is not going to be stopped from sending more troops to Iraq.The Bush regime's worst nightmare is for us to wake up to how we've been manipulated, hoodwinked and played by them like fools. The last thing they want is for us to access the natural intelligence inherent in being consciously aware, and connect with each other through the open-heart of lucidity. The powers-that-be's greatest fear is for us individually, as well as collectively, to connect with our intrinsic God-given power to create.Once we clearly see what is being perpetrated in our name, we can come together and "conspire to co-inspire" so as to awaken and mobilize our collective genius, which is a power greater than any weapon of mass destruction. In actuality, our connecting in shared lucidity is the antidote to all WMD's it is what I call a WMC a "Weapon of Mass Consciousness". It is what becomes activated when enough of us come together and see (C i.e., become conscious of) what is happening.Connecting with each other is crucially important, as the more of us that consciously associate with each other - as if re-membering (putting our "members" back together to form a unified body) - the stronger the field of unified force that we are able to generate. Once enough of us sync up, we become more able to collectively invoke and channel through our expanded awareness a power that is able to dis-arm any WMD: the power of consciousness infused with wisdom and compassion. Genuine compassion can be very fierce, however, as it both demands and empowers us to come together and say "No" to the evil being done in our name. We can step out of the fear-based reality in which we appear to exist separately from each other in any moment and consciously connect with each other through the open-heart of lucidity. When we are truly serving what is best for the whole for everyone a world-changing power becomes available to us.The solution to winning the war on consciousness is for us to RECOGNIZE the nature of the war we are in, which can only happen through the agency of our consciousness. Realizing that the true war we are in is an assault on our own minds is the expansion of consciousness which is itself simultaneously the solution. From a deeper, more expansive perspective, the war on consciousness is itself the very catalyst and instrument for consciousness to awaken to itself. It is our turn to come together so as to render powerless these sick criminals who have been terrorizing us. We can help each other to access our intrinsic heart-centered power and collectively turn the light of truth upon them so that they have no where to hide from their lies and corruption. For "truth", to quote the infamous Nazi Hermann Goerring, is "the greatest enemy of the state." Bush and the private interests who keep him in power and profit richly from his actions are absolutely terrified of one thing - the truth. As the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said, "Sunshine is the best disinfectant." Like pouring water on the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz", when the true light of awareness is shed on what Bush and the real powers behind him are doing, their illegitimate power over us is dis-spelled as the illusion it always was.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This is the direct result of the smoking ban. The industry asked for an exemption for very small businesses, but the request was declined by the Government. Actually, this is an abomination unheard of in the post Enlightenment age: privately owned businesses bankrupted by government measures without compensation. If this is the new totalitarianism, then God help us! Worst of all, in the current economic climate the properties are unsellable ...
Dutch News: ""Record number of cafes for sale"
A record number of bars and cafes are for sale, according to sector website horecasite.nl. Currently 1,900 cafes are on the market. (...) >>>
Jan 27, 2009
TBJ: "Diplomatic Language"
Further to the great hoo hah over the tawdry behaviour of certain Members of the European Parliament during their visit to Prague castle the other week (watch the vid!) comes this little snippet. Whilst President Vaclav Klaus was visiting Dublin there was an official dinner where he sat with the Irish Taoiseach, Brian Cowen. No doubt they had much to discuss.
Elsewhere the two first ladies were having a discussion. Mary Molloy, a member of the Lenihan political dynasty, remarked that the Irish had "voted wrongly" when they rejected the Lisbon Treaty. Livia Klausová, a respected economist, responded, "Well, were they wrong when they elected your husband?" Given that Cowen, like British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, was not elected as PM this was, dare I say it, a little tart. >>>
Dec 16, 2008
Updated Dec 17, 2008 - Get all the Euro gossip: "Vaclav Fights the Dragon"
(...) According to pro-EU politicians, such as Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the CIA, in a plot against the EU, poured hundreds of thousands of euros into Libertas, Ganley's anti-Lisbon movement. (When questioned, the surprised officials from the United States Congress responded: "Are you Europeans serious?") (...) >>>
Yahoo!News: "Police hunt race chant soccer fans"
Police investigating racist and homophobic chanting at a football match have released pictures of 16 suspects. (...) Superintendent Neil Sherrington said: "As part of our investigation into indecent chanting at Fratton Park, we have identified 16 people we would like to speak to. (...)>>>
Dec 10, 2008
Politeia: "We Are All Fascoids Now"
Remember the Hegel dialectic? Ever since the Neocons launched the spread of democracy as a strategy for global peace, the meme entered the system that ... well, 'democracy, far overrated' ...
... this is now further shifting to 'give us a dictator' ... it's still put in the words of hapless Iraqis (how do we know this isn't made up on the spot anyway?) ... the next stop is some code for 'strong man--now!' ...
An exaggeration? We sure hope so! Wake up! This is not boding well ... at all!
Yahoo!News: "War-weary Saddam victims miss his iron rule," by Mohammed Abbas >>>
12th Oct 2008
... the worst generation, can always be depended upon for neotot kneejerks ... subject matter is UK politics, but it's root lies at the base of lots of other disasters all over the Western world, the Netherlands for one - FEATURE
EurSoc: "Why The Centre-Left Always Wins"
A must-read article by Peter Hitchens in the Mail: 'Our political parties are corpses and democracy as we used to know it is quite dead." Labour, he writes, stopped being true to its roots as a radical workers party in 1983, when Michael Foot was finished off by the first in a long line of spin doctors and spivs. The Conservatives had to wait until the political assassination of Iain Duncan Smith in 2003. IDS represented "the force and mind of the Tory Party" but was unloved by the party's "big beasts" who liked neither party voters nor members and were opposed to the Conservative's right-wing status. (...) The rule nowadays is that you cannot become the government unless you bow to the views of the ‘Centre-Left’ media elite, especially the broadcast media elite.
"That elite speaks for the 1968 generation which fanned out in the Seventies into the civil service, education, entertainment, the law, the arts, rock music and - above all - the media." The result? "We no longer have elections where two evenly matched parties go into a fair contest with competing ideas and it is over only when the last vote is counted. "Instead, we have wild swings in which the approved party goes into the Election with a giant poll lead and then wins the Election with a mad, crushingly enormous majority over the unapproved party.
"And the winner is always the ‘Centre-Left’, which claims to be moderate but is in fact a swirling cauldron of wild Sixties Leftism - anti-British, anti-family, anti-Christian, anti-education and pro-crime. "But if you dare to oppose this stuff, they’ll call you an extremist. (...) >>>
Free Europe: "EU complains, cannot control "anti-establishment" bloggers, but a solution on its way..."
The Commission's office in Dublin last week issued a briefing to journalists blaming the "British media" for the Irish no vote, and complaining that it could not control "anti-establishment" bloggers. In a separate report this week the European Parliament called for EU regulation of blogs(see the Open Europe blog for more details). Free Europe comments: YOU should not complain. Tell instead your friends to vote for Free Europe - free from EU subsidies and supranationalistic control freaks. >>>
Open Europe Blog: "The EP will vote on it end of September, according to the Swedish bloggerHAX. Commissioners Reading and Wallstrom are said to be working on something similar. Leaving aside whether it is even possible to do any of these things (hopefully not) the fact that MEPs are prepared to propose it in the first place is terrifying. The report was initiated by Estonian Socialist MEP Marianne Mikko. As Swedish MEP Christopher Fjellner has pointed out, Marianne Mikkos view of journalism makes one think of George Orwell’s book 1984. Which sort of makes sense, given that Mikko does have a degree in journalism from the Soviet Union - from 1984. Enough said >>>
Updated: 4th Sep 2008
NewsMax: "Pro-Obama Group Threatens Republican Donors"
A new left-wing organization that wants to help elect Barack Obama president is sending letters to nearly 10,000 major donors who contribute to Republican causes, threatening them with potential legal problems if they finance conservative groups. The nonprofit organization, Accountable America, is even offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the criminal conviction or fines of at least $10,000 for violations of campaign finance laws or other statutes by a conservative group according to The New York Times. Accountable America is led by Tom Matzzie, former Washington director of the liberal activist group MoveOn.org, and its research director is Judd Legum, who served that role in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Matzzie called the organization’s effort “going for the jugular.” (...) >>>
... makes one wonder, will they go after publications such as "The Case Against Barack Obama"? ...
Updated: 9th Aug. 2008
City Journal: "Europe’s Unhappy Union," by Theodore Dalrymple
Is the European Union heading for a Yugoslavian-style denouement? It sometimes looks as if its political class, oblivious to the wishes or concerns of the EU’s various populations, is determined to bring one about. (...) No doubt the people will be given an opportunity in the future—or several opportunities, if necessary—to correct their mistake and get the answer right, after which there will be no more referenda. (...) The European political class was briefly taken aback. What could explain the Irish obduracy? Several explanations came forth, among them Irish xenophobia and intellectual backwardness and the malign influence of the Murdoch-owned press. The narrowest economic self-interest was also said to have played a part. (...)
Not to worry, the European political elites soon recovered from the shock. Ireland, they pointed out, is a small and peripheral country, and not a founder-member of the European Union. Anyway, what does it really matter if referendum after referendum, in Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and Ireland, defeats the proposals of the European political class? The proposals can always be enacted regardless, by other means. (...) What the people of Europe want is completely irrelevant. (...) >>>
Updated: 23rd June 2008
... contains a well-written update of the various reactions in Euroland to the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty ... very 'edifying' and highly 'enlightening' - recommended reading ...
The Spectator: "EU leaders will never consult us again," by Daniel Hannan
Daniel Hannan, who predicted the Irish ‘No’ vote in this magazine, now says that the EU will simply implement the Lisbon Treaty and never risk a referendum again
By ten o’clock on Friday morning, it was clear that the ‘No’s had it. Ireland’s Europhiles were struggling even in their affluent strongholds within the Pale. In the rest of the country, they were being pulverised. A jubilant ‘No’ campaigner rang me from Galway, his words tumbling over each other. ‘It looks like a high turnout, too,’ he exulted. ‘The Eurocrats won’t be able to just carry on as if nothing has happened.’ Oh yes they will, I told him, sadly. They did when the Danes voted ‘No’ to Maastricht. They did when you boys voted ‘No’ to Nice. They did when the French and the Dutch voted ‘No’ to the constitution. Just you watch them. We didn’t have long to wait. Even before the result had been declared, José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission, announced tetchily that the ‘No’ vote wouldn’t solve the EU’s problems, so ratification would continue (...) >>>
Updated: 22nd June 2008
EURSOC: "A Blow For The People?"
The resignation of Conservative MP David Davis over the 42 day detention law has been greeted with dismay in the conservative press and delight on the left. (...) We think the papers have got this one wrong, however. (...) The "have your say" comments on all major newspapers are overwhelmingly behind Davis - and the reaction transcends left-right divides. On the left, there is relief (and not a little shame) that someone was willing to take a stance (...) On the right, where there is less sympathy for suspected suicide bombers, there is delight that Davis has broadened his attack to take in the erosion of human rights and traditions which has taken place under New Labour. Davis spoke of his opposition to ID cards, DNA testing for millions of innocents, ineffective CCTV cameras and governmental snooping (...) "enough is enough" is a new phenomenon and very welcome. The mainstream press - and the Conservative Party - should be ashamed that Davis stands alone (...) >>>
EURSOC: "Draw a Line - Now"
The full resignation statement of David Davis MP has been released, and it's a cracker (...) a sad day for the mother of parliaments (...) just as we approach the anniversary of the Magna Carta, which has guaranteed the freedom of the individual from arbitrary detention for nearly 800 years (...) We publish it in full here (...) >>>
Political Betting: "Was Davis’s big mistake the deal with Nick Clegg?"
So David Davis got his expected big victory in the early hours and the BBC showed once again with their minimal coverage of the count and lack of analysis that they have abandoned their case to be funded by a tax enforced by all the apparatus of the criminal law. Covering the electoral process at work should be the first priority for a public service broadcaster and they failed miserably. Sky, by all accounts, was so much better. (...) >>>
Cranmer: "David Davis - On Liberty"
David Davis, the former shadow home secretary, cruised to victory in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election with a 15,355 majority and 72% of the vote. His previous majority was just 5,116. Since the BBC did not bother to broadcast his victory speech, Cranmer is pleased to reproduce it below: "First, may I thank the returning officer, his officials and the police. I would also like to take the opportunity (...) >>>
Updated: 17th June 2008, 11th July 2008
Up Pompeii: "And the Elephants are jumping on the graves of squealing mice, anyone for tennis - wouldn't that be nice"
As the country I once knew as home declines into the abyss of self destruction surrendering all integrity, stature and identity I wonder, as I have done on many occasions how this awful state came to be. (...) The politicians of Nu Labour have worked ceaselessly to break our country, my country, in order to create an amorphous glut of humanity that has no allegiance to anything and worships at the altar of ignorance. The systematic demolition of our culture engineered by the Fabians, Common Purpose and Nu Labour has created a state of chaos, we are lawless, we are now poorly educated, we are now without pride in our country.
Our politicians (bless), are without doubt the most scurrilous bunch of ne-er do wells in the country and they are doing very nicely thank you very much, these people who are supposed to represent us do anything but, they openly cheat and manipulate, they mislead and tell huge lies to cover their real agenda which is the demise of any kind of national pride and identity this country had (...) >>>
Updated: 29th May 2008
The stances on global warming presented by all candidates for the U.S. president are "sad and tragic," Czech President Vaclav Klaus told Czech journalists on Tuesday after presenting the English edition of his book "Blue Planet in Green Shackles." "I am horrified by this because the future of the Planet horrifies me," Klaus said, referring to the candidates' pledges to fight global warming. (...)
Klaus repeatedly warned in Washington about "environmentalism and especially in its strongest version, climate alarmism" during the presentation of his book, issued by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He said environmentalists believe that "they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality." (...) >>>
Updated: 29th May 2008
... transfer of knowledge? sooo boring ... let's do socialization, that's Fun!
Times Online: "Schools in Revolt over under-5s Curriculum"
A powerful coalition of England’s leading independent schools is demanding that the Government scale back its new national curriculum for the under-fives, claiming that it violates parents’ human rights by denying them the freedom to choose how they educate their children.“This clumsy intrusion into the early years’ curriculum of independent schools is both unjustified and unnecessary. More importantly, this interference conflicts with the rights of parents to privacy in their home life, which includes the freedom to choose how they educate their children and to educate them free from the control of the state,” the letter states. (...) >>>
Updated: 26th May 2008
... a comment by a reader says it all: "When are the public going to open their eyes and see that the government is already looking over their shoulders watching every move they make? The thing that is really scary is that so few people are making a fuss about this. Sleepwalking into 1984 - its a fact ...
Times Online: "Big Brother Database for Phones and E-mails"
A massive government database holding details of every phone call, e-mail and time spent on the internet by the public is being planned as part of the fight against crime and terrorism. Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms companies would hand over the records to the Home Office under plans put forward by officials. (...)
The proposal has emerged as part of plans to implement an EU directive developed after the July 7 bombings to bring uniformity of record-keeping. Since last October telecoms companies have been required to keep records of phone calls and text messages for 12 months. That requirement is to be extended to internet, e-mail and voice-over-internet use and included in a Communications Data Bill. (...) >>>
Updated: 20th May 2008
The Brussels Journal: "European Parliament Fines Members for Opposing EU Treaty"
There will be those who cry out in faux shock at the comparison between Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and those nasty thugs who used to mete out physical beatings to those who opposed the Nazis at rallies, meetings or even in the street. (...) It is not the fact of punishment that annoys Mr. Hannan but the fact that others who indulge in identical activity are never punished for what they do and that such sanctions seem to be reserved for anyone who is either a Eurosceptic or has otherwise questioned the system. (...) >>>
Updated: 14th Mar 2008
Politeia: "Nation vs State: Migration and Racism", by JackDM1294
In this article, I'm trying to distinguish the notions of "Nation" and "State" and show how the second one stole the first. I'll take a concrete example, the problem of immigration. (...) That is why it is a mistake to assimilate Nation to State (...) Thus the best immigration policy would be not to have one at all! (...) This is why the State induces bad immigration (...) >>>
Updated: 20th Jan. 2008
Politeia: "Europe's Speechless, Frantic Surrender"
(...) The visiting Grand Mufti of Syria threatened Europeans over the "misuse" of free speech to criticize Islam. This has been carefully left out of the official EU reports from his speech at the EU Parliament. One of the EU Commissioners, or unelected pan-European Ministers, addressed the European press a while ago, hoping that they would participate in this brainwashing of the public. Not in those exact words, of course, but the journalists got the message, and disturbingly enough didn't seem to protest. This is the hallmark of a totalitarian state, where the authorities instruct the press on what to write and which ideologies to broadcast. That is what the EUSSR is rapidly becoming, as former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky has warned. (...) >>>
Updated: 19th Jan. 2008
Dutch News.nl: "Wilders accuses cabinet of ‘political intimidation’"
Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-immigration PVV party, accuses the cabinet of ‘pure political intimidation’(...) >>>
Updated: 24th Dec. 2007
Politeia: "Freedom's Birth Certificate: sold to the gentleman in the back ..."
"Worries about a nascent police state are, she wrote, "fashionable because it allows the middle classes to pretend to be victims, too. (...) >>>
Politeia: "The Deplorable Taste of Plebs"
Here's a prime example why an enlightened oligarchy stands a much better chance of preserving the environment, (...) >>>
Dated: 10th Dec. 2007
To archive >>>
"The invention of democracy is a crying shame (...) A majority can never replace the Man."Related:
- Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf"
- "Building the State of Europe"
- "The Treaty of Lisbon"
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
When did the majority of the problems start as far as Radical Islamist/Jihadist?? Who is responsible for creating the likes of OBL?? Why did Osama Bin Ladin say in a speech on Al Jizeera that this Jihad or his Jihad has been lasting for 80 years??
Because 80 years ago, Amin Al Husseini, the man who officialized Islamic hate, declared Holy War on the West and the Jews. Before Amin Al Husseini, there was no hatred between the Jews and the Arabs. Before Al Husseini, there was no Pan-Islamic Jihad against the West and non-Muslims. Bin Ladin and many other terror chiefs are believers in Al Husseini and have dedicated their life to his ideology.
Amin Al-Husseini, was born in Jerusalem under Ottoman rule. Al-Husseini swears allegiance to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide. He was an officer stationed in Smyrna and participates first-hand in the Armenian genocide. One and a half million Christians are slaughtered under the sword of Islamic Jihad by the Ottoman Army. Allegiance to Ottoman Empire and Islamic world take-over will be echoed by Osama Bin Laden in his post-September 11th declaration.
1917 Amin Al-Husseini returns to Palestine. He brings with him lessons of genocide and the vision of leading a Pan-Islamic empire, where Jews and Christians are not acceptable.
1920/1921 Amin Al-Husseini becomes lead figure in organizing riots against locals. Al-Husseini begins life-long campaign of inciting hate between Jews and Muslims under British Mandate of Palestine. He begins rule of terror over local Muslim leaders, who denounce him as an ignorant thug.
1921 The British, against the local Muslim vote, appoint Amin Al-Husseini as Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Amin Al-Husseini came in a poor fourth place in the vote. The Muslim community rejected his candidacy because he had not received any credible Islamic education. He was neither a Sheikh (religiously accredited leader) nor an Alim (Islamic scholar). He becomes the pre-eminent Arab power in Palestine. His brutality becomes notorious and is rejected by local Muslim leadership.
Amin Al-Husseini is appointed Head of Supreme Muslim Council (1922-1937). He is hugely disappointed by the end of the Ottoman Empire under Ataturk. Husseini becomes fanaticized by the idea that he must restore the lost Islamic Empire. He vows to fight all Muslim seculars.
Muslim Brotherhood established in Egypt by Hassan El Banna in 1928. Amin Al-Husseini becomes a central member and ideological inspiration for the Muslim Brotherhood; Mother organization for today’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad and Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood preaches Wahhabi Islam, which justifies violent means to rid the ‘Muslim world’ of its non-Islamic element. It envisions a Pan-Islamic Empire, where strict Islamic law rules over all.
In 1929 Al-Husseini organizes more riots in Palestine. He spreads false rumors to further turn the local Muslims against the Jews. Random murdering of Hebron Jews begins. Hebron Jewish community was over 2,000 years old. Amin Al-Husseini starts to build his own political base. He preaches Islamic unity and creates the World Islamic Congress in 1931.
One of Al Husseini major claim’s to fame was the fact that he was a friend and close collaborator of Hitler and Mussolini, and saw himself as the Muslim arm of the world Nazi coalition.
In 1933 Arab Nazi political groups spring up throughout Middle East: Young Egypt led by Muslim Brotherhood member Abdul Gamal Nasser (future Egyptian President). Young Egypt’s political slogan “One Folk, One Party, One Leader” is a direct translation from German of Nazi slogan. Social Nationalist Party in Syria. Led by Anton Saada (known as the Syrian Fuhrer) Al Husseini meets with Francois Genoud known as the Swiss banker of the Third Reich in 1936 their relationship goes on till the 60’s.
1936 Amin Al-Husseini is main organizer of riots in Palestine/Trans-Jordan. He organizes squads against the local authorities. Applies Nazi methodology of “systematic extermination” of any Arab suspected of less than total loyalty to Pan-Islamic vision of Muslim Brotherhood. Also any “non-Islamic” element is a threat to his Pan-Islamic vision. Many Muslim and Christian Palestinian intellectual leaders and clerics were assassinated for protesting Husseini’s Islamic terror. His weapon of choice…Suicide Squads
1936-1938. Murdered by Husseini’s men: Sheikh Daoud Ansari ( Imam of Al Aqsa Mosque), Sheikh Ali Nur el Khattib (Al Aqsa Mosque), Sheikh Nusbi Abdal Rahim (Council of Muslim Religious Court), Sheikh Abdul el Badoui (Acre, Palestine), Sheikh El Namouri (Hebron), Nasr El Din Nassr (Mayor of Hebron). Between Feb. 1937 and Nov 1938, Eleven (11) Mukhtars (community leaders) and their entire families slain by Amin al Husseini’s men.
1937 Amin Al-Husseini visits Jerusalem German Consul. He meets SS Hauptschanfuehrer A.Eichman and SS Oberscherfuehrer H. Hagen to discuss “the Jewish question”. Amin Al-Husseini subsequently receives financial and military aid from Nazi Germany. 1941 Mufti joins Hitler in Jihad against Britain. Al-Husseini arrives in Rome, where he meets fascist leader Benito Mussolini, the genocidal butcher of Ethiopians in Africa. Mussolini vows to help the Palestinian cause against the Jews. From Rome, Husseini declares Fatwa-Jihad against Britain. He preaches the notion of Pan-Islamism, with vision of Muslim unity to further his cause.
1941 Al-Husseini instigates a pro-nazi coup in Baghdad, Iraq. Kharaillah Tulfah is his right-hand man. Tulfah is Saddam Hussein’s mentor and uncle. The coup at that time failed.
1941 Al-Husseini in Berlin meets with Adolf Hitler and is active in the decision to exterminate all Jews through the infamous Final Solution. Hitler was reportedly content with deporting the Jews out of Europe to Palestine. Husseini perceived this as a threat to his stronghold in Palestine and pushed successfully for the extermination of the European Jews.
Kind of makes you wonder about Ahmadinejad doesn’t it. Surely he knows his own Arab history, but if you listen to him, the Holocaust never happened.
April 25th. Amin Al-Husseini is made chief architect of Nazi offensive in Bosnia: Serbian-Cyrillic alphabet outlawed. Orthodox Serbs forced to wear Blue armband. Jewish Serbs forced to wear Yellow armband.
While in Bosnia, Amin Al-Husseini takes the title “Protector of Islam”. One hundred thousand (100,000) Bosnian Muslims join the Nazi ranks. They seek Nazi approval to establish autonomous Nazi protectorate for Bosnian Muslims.
Amin Al-Husseini approves the Pejani Plan, calling for the extermination of the Serbian population. Nazi Germany refuses to implement the Pejani plan. Bosnian ethnic cleansing under Amin al Husseini: . Orthodox Christian Serbs: 200,000 killed, . Jewish Bosnians: 22,000 killed, . Gypsies: over 40,000 killed
Husseini’s legacy of hatred is a major factor in today’s Bosnia/Herzegovina conflict against the Serbs and their leader Milosevic.
1942 Amin Al-Husseini intervenes personally with Nazi High Command to block Red Cross offer of exchanging 10,000 Jewish children for Nazi prisoners of war. They will die in Hitler’s gas chambers.
1943 Amin Al Husseini creates the Hanzar Division of Nazi Muslim Soldiers in Bosnia, which he calls ‘the cream of Islam’. It becomes the largest division of the Third Reich Army (26,000 men) and participates actively in the genocide of Serbian and Jewish populations. ‘Hanzar’ was the name given to the dagger worn by officers under the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Muslim soldiers pledge allegiance to Nazi regime in official statement prepared by Heinrich Himmler, head of SS Nazi troops. Amin Al-Husseini is made Prime Minister of Pan-Arab Government by Nazi regime. His headquarters are in Berlin.
He plans construction of concentration camp in Nablus (Palestine) to implement the “final solution” in Palestine to exterminate the Jews there, as an extension of Hitler’s plan. I’m sure the British would have had some say in that.
The Mufti becomes close friend of Heinrich Himmler, Head of SS (Nazi Officers). Amin Al-Husseini is given a private tour of Aushwitz death camp by Himmler, where he insists on seeing first-hand the murder of Europe’s Jews.
Nazi view of Islamic religion; Head of Nazi SS troops Heinrich Himmler stated to Chief of Nazi propaganda Josef Goebbels: “ [I] have nothing against Islam because it educates the men in this division for me and promises them heaven if they fight and are killed in action. A very practical and attractive religion for soldiers.” Heinrich Himmler, Head of SS, and close colleague of Amin Al-Husseini, financed and established Islamic Institute (‘Islamische Zentralinstitut’) in Dresden under the Mufti. The purpose was to create a generation of Islamic leaders that would continue to use Islam as a carrier for Nazi ideology into the 21st century.
March 1, 1944. Amin Al-Husseini makes speech from Berlin addressing Muslim SS Nazi troops: “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, History and Religion. This saves your honor. God is with you.”
Arab League and Muslim Brotherhood:
Post-World War II Voice of Amin Al-Husseini
1944 Amin Al-Husseini is one of the founders of Arab League. His goal is to reinforce Pan-Islamic unity. Founding countries are: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen. Husseini is appointed to President in Absentia of Fourth Higher Committee of Arab League. 1946 Shockingly, the British give Amin Al-Husseini amnesty. He returns to Palestine. Al-Husseini is appointed leader of Muslim Brotherhood in Jerusalem. Wahhabi Islam becomes the perfect vector for Husseini’s policy of ethnic cleansing. He uses recently acquired Nazi methodology to implement his vision of an Arab World free of Jews (Juden-Rei in German).
1946 Yugoslavia requests extradition from Egypt of Amin Al-Husseini for War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity. Egyptian government refuses to release him. Egyptian-born Yasser Arafat meets Amin Al-Husseini at age 17 and starts to work for him. Amin Al-Husseini allegedly great-uncle of Arafat, whose real name is Mohammed Abder Rauf Arafat Al-Kudwa Al-Husseini. Arafat reportedly changed his name intentionally to disguise his connection to Amin al-Husseini. Amin Al-Husseini places Yasser Arafat in charge of arms procurement and shipment for the Mufti’s Irregular Forces: “The Holy Strugglers”.
1948-1949 With UN recognition, Israel declares statehood. Arab League immediately declares Jihad (Holy War) against Israel. Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan immediately declare war on the new Jewish state and invade Israel.
Amin Al-Husseini: “I declare a Holy War, My Muslim Brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all!”
Yasser Arafat was interviewed by Al Sharq Al Awsat (London Arabic Daily) and reprinted in Palestinian daily Al Quds on August 2, 2002: “We are not Afghanistan… We are the mighty people. Were they able to replace our hero Hajj Amin Al-Husseini?… There were a number of attempts to get rid of Hajj Amin, when they considered him an ally of the Nazis. But even so, he lived in Cairo, and participated in the 1948 War and I was one of his troops.”
The Arab League, co-founded by Amin Al-Husseini, will support and declare all wars against the State of Israel in the 20th century. (1948, 1956, 1967, 1973) It will also support both Intifadas.
1949-1952 ODESSA network. Egypt, home of Muslim Brotherhood, and Syria incorporate thousands of Nazi experts into Egyptian and Syrian army, government and propaganda service. Vatican heavily involved in providing travel visas for Nazi officers.
Amin Al-Husseini is directly implicated in providing safe haven to ex-Nazis in Arab lands. He is the main connection with Francois Genoud, Swiss banker of Third Reich, who finances the ODESSA network with money stolen from European Jews.
After WW2, Hitler’s Swiss banker, Francois Genoud, visited Al-Husseini multiple times in Beirut. Genoud finances the ODESSA network. He sponsors Arab Nationalism with Nazi money. In Cairo and Tangiers, Genoud sets up import-export company called Arabo-Afrika, which is a cover to disseminate anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli propaganda. Genoud sets up Swiss bank accounts for North African liberation armies of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. In partnership with Syria, he sets up Arab Commercial Bank in Geneva. In 1962, he becomes Director of Arab People’s Bank in Algeria.
1962 Amin Al-Husseini becomes president of World Islamic Congress, which he founded. The Islamic Fundamentalists implement plan of making Arab lands Judenrei (free of Jews), as Hitler did in Europe. All Jewish communities of North Africa and Middle East are persecuted.
Hundreds of thousands of Arab Jews, whose presence in Arab countries predates Islam by a thousand years, are killed or forced to leave their homelands.
1974 Amin Al-Husseini dies in Syria, leaving a legacy of terror, which continues to this day.
So what is the cause of the violence today?? Is it Islam in general or is it what this guy and others like him have made it?? It’s a question worth asking and considering. It seems to me that this guy was more consumed with hate than religion.
How much violence like we see today were taking place prior to this individual and Wahhabism?? I have heard plenty that Islam in general is the problem. I have also heard that extremist are the problem. I tend to believe that in the case of terrorism it is extremism that is the problem. I have seen plenty of Muslims who denouce terrorism and the acts of Muslim terrorists. I am interested in knowing the rate of violence prior to Armenia and Al-Husseini. We know what happened after him.
Front Page Magazine: "Russian Intelligence and Islamic Terror", by Jamie Glazov
Frontpage Interview's guest today is Konstantin Preobrazhenskiy, a former KGB agent who became one of the KGB’s harshest critics. He is the author of seven books about the KGB and Japan. His new book is KGB/FSB's New Trojan Horse: Americans of Russian Descent.
FP: Konstantin Preobrazhenskiy, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Is Russia America’s ally in fighting Islamic terrorism?
Preobrazhenskiy: No absolutely not. And this is one of the many American prejudices and misunderstandings of Russia.
Americans generally believe that Russia is as afraid of Islamic terrorism as the U.S. is. They are reminded of the war in Chechnya, the hostage crisis at the Beslan School in 2004 and at the Moscow Theater in 2002, and of the apartment house blasts in Moscow in 1999, where over 200 people were killed. It is clear that Russians are also targets of terrorism today.
But in all of these events, the participation of the FSB, Federal Security Service, inheritor to the KGB, is also clear. The FSB’s involvement in the Moscow blasts has been proven by lawyer Mikhail Trepashkin, a former FSB Colonel. For this he was illegally imprisoned in 2003.
A key distinction between Russian and American attitudes towards Islamic terrorism is that while for America terrorism is largely seen as an exterior menace, Russia uses terrorism as a tool of the state for manipulation in and outside the home country. Islamic terrorism is only part of the world of terrorism. Long before Islamic terrorism became a global threat, the KGB had used terrorism to facilitate the victory of world Communism.
FP: Give us the background of Soviet involvement with Islamic terror. (...) >>>
July 18, 2009
It was at the time of this terrorist wave that it first struck me that all these groups sprang up in earlier "Axis" countries: Germany, Italy and Japan. Now we know that on a philosophical level there's none to choose between the far Left and the far Right; the same mindset and principles lie at the roots of Islam: subjective collectivism.
City Journal: "Rebels to the Death - A definitive, updated history of West Germany’s depraved Baader-Meinhof terrorists"
The Weather Underground, a leftist terrorist group from the 1970s, played a bit role in last fall’s presidential election through the association of unrepentant former Weatherman Bill Ayers with his fellow Chicagoan, Barack Obama. That kind of connection would have come as no surprise in Germany, where the Weather Underground’s far more deadly counterpart, the Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang, continues to cast a shadow over the country’s politics.In 1985, German journalist Stefan Aust published the definitive book on the RAF, The Baader-Meinhof Complex. His book has since been turned into a successful feature film of the same name, (...) >>>
June 8, 2009
While Wilders' was banned, two Hezbollah scions - Abu Jahjah and Hajj Hassan - are embraced."Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: "There seems to be absolutely no consistency in the decisions that the Home Secretary is taking." ... Yes, there is - the opposition is ignoring the obvious ...
Atlas Shrugs: "UK: MUSLIM FANATICS LET INTO UK DURING G20"
HOME Secretary Jacqui Smith's department is under fire for allowing two leading terrorist sympathisers to enter Britain. Both spoke at the House of Commons last week at a pro-Palestinian meeting organised by a far-left Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn. One is Hussein Al Hajj Hassan, a member of the political wing of Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. The other is Dyab Abou Jahjah, a Belgian Muslim firebrand who has published disgusting anti-Semitic cartoons. (...)>>>
Apr 5, 2009
Read also: "Ahmadinejad and the new Missile Crisis" ...
Front Page Magazine: "Unholy Alliance to the South", by Jamie Glazov
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Alejandro Peña-Esclusa, a former Venezuelan presidential candidate who was the pioneer of the mass mobilizations against Chavez’s authoritarian project, which has cost him fierce government persecution. He is a prolific writer, opinion maker and columnist for Venezuelan newspapers. At present, he is the president of UnoAmerica and a prominent leader of the Venezuelan resistance against the Chavez government. Many consider him Chavez’s antithesis. He is the author of The São Paulo Forum: A Threat to Freedom in Latin America. (...) >>>
Mar 18, 2009
Do check out also the other story by Hurd! He makes a very good point I've yet to hear from others ... Leftist politicians and biased media reporting, are pouring oil on the flames ...
Hurd on the Web: "Swedish Leftists and Their Muslim Allies", by Dale Hurd
In my TV piece for CBN News from Malmö, Sweden about the rise in Muslim influence, I show leftists and anarchists marching alongside Muslims and Arabs who are chanting a death threat to Jews from the Koran. The Muslims are chanting "Khaybar Khaybar ya Yahud, jaysh Muhammad saufa ya'ud. The translation is "Khaybar, Khaybar o Jews, the army of Muhammad will return". Khaybar refers to a Jewish town on the Saudi peninsula wiped out by Mohammed in 628 A.D. The Muslim Hadith says that Muhammad killed the men in Khaybar and took the women and children as slaves. (Below is more raw footage of the march in Malmö against the Sweden-Israel Davis Cup Match on Saturday, March 7. It was not shot or posted to YouTube by CBN).
As I have reported before, anti-Semitism experts such as Manfred Gerstenfeld, Robert Wistrich and Andrei Markovits believe hatred of Israeli policies by the European Left has morphed into full-blown anti-Semitism. The fuel for it is ridiculously one-sided coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You do see occasional statements from leftist political leaders that they object to Israel, but also oppose anti-Semitism. So, why march with anti-Semites? And where is the condemnation from Sweden's Leftist establishment for Muslims chanting death threats? >>>
Mar 14, 2009
Jihad Watch: "Fitzgerald: Ian Buruma, Geert Wilders, hatred, and ignorance"
Ian Buruma, who has been given to some remarkable pronouncements on Islam, published on Friday a remarkable article in The New York Times on Geert Wilders. The article, “Totally Tolerant, Up To A Point,” was intended essentially to blacken the name of Geert Wilders, to present him – for likening the Qur’an to Mein Kampf – as, by contamination, a Nazi himself (...)>>>
Feb 1, 2009
Politeia: "The Burning Streets: How We Got Here"
Seldom was an assumption as naive as the idea prevailing since 1989 that political radicalism was over, just because the major agitator - the Soviet Union - had collapsed under its own weight. This notion in the heads of security services, politicians and the general public supports the evidence that the West swallowed Communist disinformation and propaganda, hook, line and sinker. Here's one that pervades Western popular thinking to this very day. Also on the level of ideas 'Leftism' and its origins, has been very badly understood. The first harbinger of a better understanding was posited by philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin who coined the term, the Counter-Enlightenment in his book "Against the Current" in 1979 (Hogarth Press). In all probability this trouveille can be attributed to Nietzsche, who used the term "die Gegenaufklärung" at the end of the nineteenth century. (...) This radical Left movement is just as ready for a scorched earth as radical Islamism is. Whereas the former have nothing left to lose after their ideals collapsed over their ears, the latter are urged to self-sacrifice for a global victory of the collective Ummah. It is a marriage quite literally made in hell: both are negators of the life-force, but for different reasons. A culture's implicit sense of life is all-pervasive. Theirs has translated into the negative territory of nihilism and death-worship. For Muslims man is a mere plaything in the hands of a fickle God. To Postmodernists man is a drifter in a purposeless, unknowable universe whose fate is determined by chaos and glandular secretions. And this is how we got here: World Security Network: "Urban Radicalism in Europe and Terrorism", by Ioannis Michaletos (...) >>>
Jan 17, 2009
It looks like one former member of the unholy alliance has now finally redeemed themselves, former Flemish neo Nazistic party, Vlaams Belang and its chairman, Filip Dewinter ...
Atlas Shrugs: "ORWELLIAN FRENEMIES"
(...) the left is as great an enemy of the Jewish people as Islam. Both are decrying Israel's self defense, both are marching calling for the death of Israel and the death of Jews. It is no secret. The left wing parties march under the flag of Hezballah in Sweden and the leftists call on Euro governments demanding Israel stop defending herself. It is these same parties that feed their willing US dupes inaccurate propaganda to smear and destroy Filip Dewinter. There is something sinister in the demonization of the rare political party that stands for Israel, staunchly defends her and demands actions to protect the Jewish people. This should be encouraged among the friends of Israel.
While impostors and their half wit lemmings turn themselves inside to explain the unexplainable - the fact is - it is enormously unpopular with the electorate in Europe to back Israel and so it is a principled stand, a rare thing indeed. I stand with Vlaams Belang because by their fruits ye shall know them, and so I know them. Robert Spencer over at Jihadwatch goes on to write: Belgium: "Neo-Nazis" the only ones standing against the jihad and for Israel (...) >>>
Front Page Magazine: "To Gaza, With Love"
(...) Free Gaza is a coalition of groups, including notable members such as the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), and the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), but one assisted by an international cast of radicals, some themselves Jewish. (...) Israelis agonized over the initial decision to let FG come to port in Gaza, dreading international opinion if it intercepted the boat. Ultimately, one Israeli official described the floating protesters as "professional anarchists and pro-Hamas activists" whom they wished to deny publicity. Olmert made the decision after consultation with Ehud Barak - the men now making war policy against Gaza.
The SS DIGNITY has visited Gaza six times since then, delivering "mail (that hasn't been though Israeli hands)" - and thus may contain sensitive military information or terrorist communiques - and carrying away Palestinian "students" as return cargo. The activists' tone has hardly mellowed. After a November landing, FG accused Israel of "Chemical Warfare on Palestinian Fishermen." In a press conference in the Cypriot port of Larnaca just before it departed Monday night, the group referred to Operation Cast Lead as an Israeli "blitzkrieg." (...) The participation of McKinney, Ridley, and the other assorted leftists and Islamic fundamentalists in the Free Gaza sortie but maintains a continuing tradition of radicals attempting to offer material support to terrorists and their supporters. (...) In the heyday of the "antiwar" movement, radicals like Tom Hayden made pilgrimages to North Vietnam to witness the foundation of a "rice roots democracy." Later, U.S. Senators Chris Dodd and Robert Torricelli wrote "Dear Commandate" letters to Nicaraguan Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, while others traveled to Cuba.
One such errant acolyte, Medea Benjamin, led the charge to solidify an alliance with Islamist terrorists and other murderers of U.S. soldiers. In December 2004, Code Pink activists delivered $600,000 in cash and supplies to "the other side" in Fallujah, a stronghold of Iraqi "insurgents." As David Horowitz and Ben Johnson mention in their book Party of Defeat, the trip was made possible by a letter signed by California Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman.
In early 2006, Benjamin, Sheehan, and Obama campaign bundler and former Jerry Brown campaign manager Jodie Evans flew to Caracas to meet with Hugo Chavez. (...) The Associated Press reports Iran may now be headed to Gaza - or may have been before the grounding of the SS DIGNITY. (...) Food, supplies, and well-meaning Persians may not account for all the cargo. Professor Raymond Tanter, president of the Iran Policy Committee, told The Jerusalem Post the Iranian Red Crescent "humanitarian" ship is a Trojan horse designed to smuggle Iranian intelligence agents and members of the al-Quds Force into Gaza. With the right coordination, ship full of leftists and pro-jihadists could work just as well. (...) >>>
Dec 30, 2008
Politeia: "The Cross and the Crescent", by Dr Sam Holliday
In his 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel Huntington predicts a clash between the West and the Islamic world as some Muslims continue their attempt to establish the Great Caliphate – in which everyone is governed by “the ways of the Prophet.” In 1921 Hendrick Van Loon, in The Story of Mankind, described the struggle between the cross and the crescent. (...)
Today we face the third episode in the Great Jihad (Holy War). The current so-called War on Terror could be a precursor for a final Clash of Civilizations, or it might be only a skirmish, which if handled correctly can prevent death and destruction of a magnitude the world has never seen. This essay is an attempt to determine the nature of the current threat to Western culture and to suggest what should be done. (...) >>>
Nov 27, 2008
... DeWinter - a reformed Nazi sympathizer - has managed to ingratiate himself with the transatlantic counter islamization movement ... personally I'm not entirely convinced he has reformed ... indeed Pamela's article below shows the unholy alliance of all three subjectivist branches: Leftist and Rightist Socialists and Islam ...
Atlas Shrugs: "Dewinter Battles the Leftwing Fascists, Islamists as Allies"
DeWinter does battle with the leftist fascists. Atlas readers are familiar with these thugs when I covered the Anti-Islam rally in Cologne, Germany (a Jewish man who was beaten and kicked with steel toe boots - his account here).
German Neo-Nazis View Islamists as Allies (hat tip Andy Bostom)
When protesters in Cologne last month managed, with the blessing of the city government, to prevent the holding of an “Anti-Islamification Congress,” the cancellation of the event was widely hailed in the German and international media as a victory against “right-wing extremists” or, more simply put, “Nazis.” (See  here, for instance, from the English-language site of the German weekly Der Spiegel.)
 A new report from the domestic intelligence service of the German city-state of Hamburgshows, however, that actual neo-Nazi groups in Germany — i.e., groups that themselves embrace this description — in fact likewise opposed the “Anti-Islamification Congress” and are notably hostile to its sponsor, the “citizens’ movement” Pro-Cologne [Pro-Köln].
Read it all. (...) >>>
While the neo-Nazis agitate against what they describe as Germany’s “flooding by foreigners” — or “Überfremdung” — they take precautions against criticizing Islamic influences or Islam as such, since the latter is rather “to be seen as an ally.”
12th Oct 2008
... the following entry requires an explanation: this file is dedicated to listing the similarities between Western subjectivist thought (Right as well as Left collectivism) and Islam. The following is an excerpt of an interview the Egyptian blogger Sandmoney had with the prospective new number 2 of the Muslim Brotherhood; it may be a hitch in the translation, but he uses a very peculiar wording when explaining why he was somewhat disappointed about Obama - as he put it: "We are not so sure about Senator Obama either, because of his Israel visit, him saying that Israel is a democracy ..." - this is such a subjectivist way of discussing a fact! Israel is either a democracy (which it evidently is), or it is not. How can someone's opinion possibly change that? Clearly a case of fear that '(expression of) thought creates reality'. Here's the link to the entire interview: "An Interview with Muslim Brotherhood’s #2, Mohammed Habib" >>>
... eh ... insult Islam - race relations? this collation is being peddled also internationally (i.e. in UN forums) because - like race - Muslims are born (get that, Barack Hussein?) It's a fallacy nevertheless; but this also shows why Islam is not like any other religion ... the ummah is a collective - still puzzled? refer to works on Asian Agrarianism, Communism or National Socialism, or alternatively (more fun) google 'star trek borgs' ...
BBC: "Malaysia blogger held for dissent"
A prominent anti-government internet campaigner has been arrested in Malaysia, amid a crackdown on dissent. Raja Petra Kamarudin was held under the majority Muslim country's controversial Internal Security Act, which allows indefinite detention without trial. He was accused of posting an article that insulted Islam. His arrest comes a day after the country's army chief warned people not to make remarks that could damage race relations. (...) >>>
Updated: 13th Sep 2008
Press TV of Iran: "Iran, Latin America construct new world system" - FEATURE
Revolutionary Bolivian President Evo Morales said his September visit to Tehran was "a symbol of the unity and solidarity between Iran and Bolivia." The visit cemented a close relationship between the two nations, which has been growing since 2006 when Morales was swept to power by popular vote as the first indigenous president of Bolivia. "The two revolutionary nations and the governments of Iran and Bolivia are natural allies and will remain supportive of one another under any circumstance," affirmed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (...) The natural friendship between the two countries has grown out of their shared stance against imperialism and their rejection of interference by foreign powers. (...) Morales also rejected the intervention of the United Nations Security Council in Iran's nuclear program, saying it "lacks any legal or technical justification". (...) Iran has established strong relations with Latin American countries, including Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador and Nicaragua. (...) >>>
Updated: 8th Sep 2008
Muslims Against Sharia: "Anti-Hate Group Calls on Democrats to Disinvite Radical Muslim Leader From Convention"
Americans Against Hate (AAH) is calling on the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) to disinvite Ingrid Mattson, the National President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), from speaking at its Denver convention. Mattson is scheduled to help lead a convention interfaith forum tomorrow, Sunday, August 24th. ISNA, a group related to the violent Muslim Brotherhood, was named by the U.S. government a co-conspirator for a 2007 federal trial which dealt with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. Also, as recently as last month, under Mattson's watch, ISNA propagated material on its national website calling for the murder of Jews and the waging of war against Jews and Christians. The violent ISNA documents can be viewed here. AAH Chairman Joe Kaufman stated, "It is unconscionable for the Democratic leadership to allow the head of a group that is connected to terrorism and that spreads hate against others to participate in a political convention. We demand (...) >>>
Atlas Shrugs has the results: "Leader of Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization gets standing ovation at Democratic Convention"
Updated: 24th Aug. 2008
Townhall: "Hitler’s Favorite Jihadist," by David R. Stokes
David G. Dalin and John F. Rothman have written a new book, one that should be read by all Americans seeking to understand current geopolitical reality, called: "Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam." They make a compelling and well-documented case that we are actually fighting the quasi-spiritual offspring of Nazism and Fascism. Haj Amin al-Husseini (1895-1974) is by no means a household name today, but his story is a key historical plot-point helping to create the mess we now find ourselves in. From his appearance on the stage of turbulent Middle Eastern politics in 1921, until his death fifty-three years later, he was a consistent and vociferous voice preaching a blend of anti-Semitic, anti-Western, and pan-Islamic rhetoric to anyone who would lend an ear. And there were plenty of listeners. There still are. He was the grand mufti (maximum leader) of all Muslims in Palestine – the big kahuna. (...) >>>
Updated: 6th July 2008
Politeia: "The Medina Precedent for Holocaust and Genocide"
It would seem that the Jews of Medina's rejection of Islam and their subsequent slaughter at the hand of Mohamed was used as a fateful precedent. (...) The actions by Mohamed may well have been invoked by Al Husseini to justify the Ottoman genocidal persecution of Greeks and Armenians in the aftermath of World War I (and) inspired the Nazi Holocaust during World War II (...) Adolf Hitler's justification of the persecution of Jews was his accusation of their treasonous behavior during World War I, the so-called Dolchstoss legend (...) The common denominator on the scene is Al Husseini, and the Muslim view how proper dhimmis are expected to behave: either die, convert, or pay under the condition of strict loyalty to the master religion. (...) >>>
Updated: 28th May 2008
Politeia: "Tribute to 1955 Constantinople Kristallnacht"
My Greek Odyssey, in "Kristallnacht in Constantinople", first published in September/October 2007 issue of Greek America Magazine, is paying tribute to history in an important post on the all but forgotten 1955 pogrom of Constantinople, for which the Nazi Kristallnacht stood as a model. It is important, not just because the pogrom finally destroyed the remaining vestiges of Hellenistic Byzantium in Constantinople, both in physical and psychological sense; it is also relevant today as myths are purposely erected to 'sell' postmodern geopolitical developments, which are presented, not as man-made policies but as inevitable Acts of God, or Hegelian 'historical events': the 'multicultural society that is upon us' and the creation of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural super-states at the expense of nations, also known as transnational progressivism. (...)
My Greek Odyssey concludes that "The Turkish government, press, and nation 'justified' this savagery on the false pretext that the Greeks had bombed the house of Ataturk in Thessaloniki. In reality the Greeks had not placed the bomb in the Turkish consular complex in that city on September 6. It had been put there by a Turk, in collusion with the Turkish government, in order to provide the pretext for a carefully laid plan to destroy the houses, the businesses, the property, the churches, the schools, the newspapers of the Greeks in Constantinople. It was a "logical" sequence (in Turkish minds) to the oppressive Varlik Vergisi of 1942-1943, a Turkish confiscatory law which destroyed the economic bases of the Greek, Turkish and other minority communities. The pogrom of 1955 was a Turkish "success" as it finally destroyed the ancient Hellenism of Constantinople, both in physical and psychological dimensions. >>>
Updated: 6th Apr 2008
Islam Review: " The Islamic strategy, an insider's report", by The Pen vs.The Sword - Hat Tip Armiger Cromwell Center
Constitution for the new Islamic Republic of EU and USA is under construction. We will fight the infidel to death. Meanwhile American laws will protect us. Democrats and Leftist will support us. UNO will legitimize us. CAIR will incubate us. ACLU will empower us. Western Universities will educate us. Mosques will shelter us. OPEC will finance us. Hollywood will love us. Kofi Annan will pass politically correct sympathetic statement for Jihadists. Our children will immigrate from Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Indonesia and even from India to the US and to the other Western countries. They will go to the West for education in full scholarship. America is paying and will continue to pay for our children’s educations and their upbringing in state funded Islamic schools. We will use your welfare system. Our children will also send money home while they are preparing for Jihad. (...) >>>
4th Feb. 2008
Atlas Shrugs: "We are not Worthy", by Pamela Geller
(...) First, it's got to use the actual word in Arabic for "peace," not the phony substitutes. For it turns out there are three different words in Arabic for "peace." Only one of them is for real. And it's not the one used at Annapolis, just like it wasn't the one used at Camp David II, Oslo, or Camp David I. All failed a linguistic test, a test which any real Arab-Israeli agreement must pass, the Test of Suhl. The three Arabic words translated as "peace" in English are salaam, hudna, and suhl.
Salaam is the peace of submission. It's the drawn out pronunciation of "slm" in "Islam," (written Arabic has no vowels) the Arabic word for submission and obedience, and in "Moslem" or "Muslim," the Arabic word for "one who submits." There is peace, salaam, among Moslems when they submit to Allah and the teachings of the Koran. There is peace, salaam, between Moslems and kafirs, infidels, only when the latter submit to the rule of the former.
In other words, salaam, Moslem peace, is not the absence of violence as it is for us, but the absence of disobedience. Just like it was for the Communists. In Lenin's words:
As long as capitalism and (Soviet) socialism exist, we cannot live in peace. In the end, one or the other will triumph - a funeral dirge will be sung over the Soviet republic or over world capitalism. Or, as the Soviet Military Encyclopedia stated it: Peace is impossible without Soviet socialism. A truly lasting peace is impossible and cannot be achieved without a proletarian revolution. Compare Lenin's words to the words of Allah, as dictated to Mohammed in the Koran:
- Fight and slay the unbelievers wherever you find them. Seize them, confine them, lie in wait for them in every place of ambush. (Sura 9:5)
- Believers! Do not befriend your fathers or your brothers or your sons if they choose unbelief in preference to belief in Allah. (Sura 9:22)
- Fight those who do not believe in Allah, those who do not forbid what Allah and his apostle have forbidden, fight them until they pay tribute to the believers and are utterly subdued. (Sura 9:29)
- Mohammed is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are merciless towards the unbelievers but kind to each other. (Sura 48:29)
- O Unbelievers! We renounce you. Enmity and hatred will reign between us until you believe in Allah alone. (Sura 60:4)
Just as there could not be peace with the Soviets until we sang a funeral dirge over the Soviet Union, there cannot be peace with Moslems who believe that salaam requires Islam to be a religion of the sword.
Hudna, the second Arabic word translated in English as "peace," means cease-fire, a temporary truce. When the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, for example, proposes a hudna with Israel, it's hailed in the Western media as a peace proposal. It is instead a tactical, temporary break in hostilities, giving Moslems time to re-organize, re-arm, then renew the Jihad against the kafirs when they can be most caught off-guard. >>>
Updated: 4th Dec. 2007
The Lighthouse: "2015: The Triumph of Evil, or "What Happened?"
The Lighthouse: "The Unholy Alliance: Conflating the Three Great Isms"
The Lighthouse: "The Straight Red Line: Love of Islam, Loathing of Self
From our archives a comparison of passages from Hitler's book Mein Kampf and Islamic Scripture. We have a number of Jew-hating excerpts on file which we decided not to publish. If you wish to receive a copy, drop us a line in the commentary box, together with a valid e-mail address.
Politeia: "Review: Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran and The Revolt of Islam"
(...) On the other hand, an important insight is provided by describing more recent history. During the course of the last century Amin Al Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem between 1921 and 1948 and uncle to Yassir Arafat, is correctly identified as the link between the precedent of the massacre of the Jewish tribes at M'dina at the hand of Mohammed for failing to accept Dhimmitude, and the justification of the Turkish genocides of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians in the aftermath of World War I, as well as the Nazi Holocaust (recommended video) during World War II.
As Mohammed is the measure of everything in Islam, the less than loyal attitude of the Dhimmi groups that were subjugated and unwillingly integrated into the Turkish (Ottoman) Empire, likewise resulted in their mass murder. Strikingly Adolf Hitler came up with the so-called Dolk Stoss concoction against the Jews, 'treason' resulting in the loss of World War I on the part of the German-Turko side - a similar justification for Holocaust. (...)
Updated: 31st Jan. 2008
Atlas Shrugs: "CAIR Rewrites American History: WWII"
The text of World Wat II Mufti Amin al-Husseini's Fatwa can be read here.
Updated: 3rd Nov. 2007
Muslims Against Sharia: "If Not Islamofascism, What Name to Give?", by Dr. Alamgir Hussain
The media have been abuzz in recent weeks condemning the Islamofascism Awareness Week, held last week in College and University campuses across America. The event was organized by former communist turned conservative activist, David Horowitz, and his Freedom Centre ....
Horowitz’s Freedom Centre also takes aim at the American left, who have made the educational institutions as exclusive forts of their propaganda, impregnable to contrary views. He also accuses the left of forming an unassailable alliance with the dangerous Islamists, who will make every effort to destroy the very ideals ― secularism, democracy, liberalism, human rights, and rights of homosexuals etc. ― which they holds dear. ...
The major focus of criticism of Horowitz’s Islamofascism Week is that the term, Islamofascism, tends to lump all Muslims together as fascists or terrorists. ... the term "Islamo-fascism" was coined by secular Muslims to describe the murderous ideology and activities of the Islamic radicals in the bloody civil war-stricken Algeria.
Horowitz, however, has been at pains trying to explain that he does not put all Muslims in the same balance. In stead, his message is targeted at a segment of Muslims, who use a fascistic and violent strain within Islam. He went on to explain in an interview that although not all Italians were fascists in the 1930-40s, yet Italian fascism was a widely accepted phrase. Italian fascism did not mean that all Italians were fascists. ...
The result turned out just as expected. The left on campuses ganged up with the Muslim Students Association ― founded, according to Journalist Joe Kaufman, by the militant Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood ― to disrupt the Islamofascism Week talks. They created disruption and chaos in most campuses making it impossible for Horowitz and his co-speakers express their views. Quite correctly, Horowitz calls American university and colleges to be the impregnable forts of leftist propaganda. ...
“This is exactly what the fascists did in Germany in the 1930s.” And ironically, organizations like the National Project to Defend Dissent & Critical Thinking in Academia joined hands in creating these fascist-style disruptions. Can Horowitz be faulted for condemning the left for forming an unholy alliance with the dangerous Islamists? >>>
Updated: 3rd Nov. 2007
Front Page Magazine: "What We Did Last Week", by David Horowitz (Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week 2007)
... anti-American leftists and organizations supporting the Islamic jihad organized a national campaign of vitriol and hate that was almost unprecedented. This campaign revealed the lengths to which the anti-American left will go to prevent the public from discussing the nature of the holy war that has been declared on them. It was characterized by a political McCarthyism whose levels of character assassination and slander had not been seen since the early days of the Cold War.
Speakers for the events and students organizing them were attacked as religious bigots and anti-Muslim “racists” and “fascists.” Leftwing activists at George Washington University posted a flyer fraudulently pretending to be put out by members of the Young America’s Foundation ... with the intention of imputing a hate crime to students who were in fact defending Muslims. These verbal attacks were accompanied by physical threats, although violence was mercifully avoided ... The attacks on Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week exposed the broad scope of the alliance between radical Islam and American leftists who regard it as their political task >>>
Updated: 29th Oct.2007
Atlas Shrugs: "Nazis? By Their Fruits We Shall Know them.......And so we know them"
We must understand the tremendous challenges facing our civilization and work with those who defend the democratic values and freedoms. ... I find it difficult to believe, even for a moment, that Vlaams Belang and the Swedish Democrats chose to support the Brussels Counter Jihad summit and host Jews like me and Andrew Bostom (to specifically speak on the legacy of Islamic anti-semitism, no less) while really, secretly being neo Nazis. To what end? ...
Nazi collaborators have always been a problem for all of Europe, Austria, France, Italy etc. even America. If all the collaborators would had been jailed or boycotted, there wouldn’t had been one European politician. ... Legions of former Nazis moved to Socialist parties and aligned themselves with former allies, the Arabs against Israel, America and a free Europe.
The same can be said about the European Communists, first allied with the Nazis and who never apologized (until the fall of the Soviet Union.) By G-d, they supported an inhumane regime that killed 40 million people. I do not think that the Left and the Communists are entitled to attack Filip Dewinter without looking at their own criminals.
Dewinter is right when he says that the Nazi collaborators were amnestied by other parties, even criminals became ministers (France), and chief of state (Austria). Filip differentiates between collaborators and criminals. That difference has never been made in France, in Austria, or by socialist parties. >>>
- Editor: The author may be unaware that the war-time Flemish independence movement infamously collaborated with the German occupiers in the hope of gaining a measure of independence from Francophone Wallonia. Vlaams Belang's cause triggers memes in Belgium originating from that unhappy period. Political interests will do the rest for collating Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interests) with neo Nazism. The isolation of the party, known as the cordon sanitaire - however it violates democratic rights - remains complete. They looking at a total ban.
Updated: 29th Oct.2007
Gulf News: "'Che like Chamran' is a paradox", by Amir Taheri
In his latest video-taped message, Al Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden tried to lay the foundations for an alliance between radical Islamism and Western leftist "progressisim". He quoted with admiration a number of American and European leftists, including Noam Chomsky, the polemicist-cum-linguist who believes that the United States is a "rogue state" and the source of all evil on earth.
The dream of an Islamist-Marxist alliance, however, is not confined to Bin Laden and Al Qaida. It also plays a part in the overall strategy of Iran. It is in the name of "a global progressist front", Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez are sponsoring a number of projects to underline "the ideological kinship of the left and revolutionary Islam".
The theme, hammered in by Ahmadinejad during his recent visit to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia, was the inspiration for a four-day seminar organised by his supporters at Tehran University last week. With the blessings of Chavez ... >>>
Updated: 16th Oct. 2007
Politeia: "Berlin-Tehran: the Counter Enlightenment Axis"
... Islamism ... was established as a mass movement by the Muslim Brotherhood, which stands in relation to Al Qaeda as the Bolsheviks did to communism. The Brotherhood is a revolutionary political movement focused almost entirely on Zionism and the Jews. It is inspired by two sources: the Koran and Islamic theology, plus Nazi doctrine and influences, using not only Nazi-like patterns of action and slogans but also, historically, Nazi funding." >>>
Updated: 14th Oct. 2007
Politeia: "2015: The Triumph of Evil or, "What Happened?!"
... Psychologist/blogger Dr Sanity in a brilliant post "Strange Love: How they learnt to stop worrying and love the Iranian Bomb" described it like this: "Recent articles in the MSM (see here and here) suggest that the left is gearing up for an all out assault on the possibility of war with Iran. They intend to do this by using the talking point that "they can live with a nuclear Iran." ... In fact, we can translate (that) into "learning to live without Israel and the Jews". Because that is what the practical consequence of this leftist line of reasoning amounts to."
The doctor is as incisive as ever! But as the tally at present stands at 110 million victims for the whole of Counter-Enlightenment philosophies, who's to blink at a genocide more or less if it's done in the name of universal common good?! An amoral act of cowardice is better than having to fight any war, however morally justified, right?
Anybody who'd take the trouble of objectively thinking about the proposition before us, throwing momentarily aside psychopathology and the habitual ideological blinkers, would have to admit that such are the consequences of letting Iran off the nuclear hook. >>>
Updated: 4th Oct. 2007
The Lighthouse: "Leftists for Sharia"
For some time now I have been persuaded that, whereas Islamism may pose a serious threat to Western civilization as we know it, a certain brand of Western Leftists should be feared even more. There is of course the cooperation of Islam and the Left in the Unholy Alliance (see here for interfaces and commonalities), but the type of Lefty I am referring to at the moment, is in a pathological league of his own ...
The patient preferably also identifies strongly with what he or she perceives as the underdog, the Oppressed minority of the Marxist dialectic. In this way they share in the attention the underdog is getting on the basis of his particular victimhood. >>>
- Front Page Magazine: "The Muslim Brotherhood "Project": " (...) Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals (...)"
Updated 26th Sept. 2007
The Lighthouse: "The Unholy Alliance: Conflating Three Great isms"
... from 1939 to 1941 Communism and National Socialism shared a history of cooperation. The German army held manoeuvres in Russia and vice versa. Both totalitarian ideologies were Socialist and differed only on its implementation: the Nazis were nationally inclined (using the ethnic dialectic of the German Volk), while the Communists favoured global subjugation (hence the 'Internationale').
After World War II the Left portrayed Hitler as the great satan. Here the dichotomy of Nazism versus Communism was born: this was however a Communist PR ploy which has worked to this day. But far from being opposites both ideologies are in fact each other's mirror image, cousins if you will, while the real opposition, the actual enemy, is Classical Liberalism or Libertarianism, rooted in the Enlightenment and in the West ...
Over time and through various twists of history the two totalitarian isms also got transplanted onto Middle Eastern soil, where they gave birth to Panarabism, Arab Nationalism and Ba'athism.Today's political correctness emanates from a revived Marxism from which the baby boom generation of the 60s ... they just cannot pop out of the Marxist dialectic. >>>
Updated: 12th Sept. 2007
The Weekly Standard: "Postmodern Jihad", by Waller R. Newell
Much has been written about Osama bin Laden's Islamic fundamentalism; less about the contribution of European Marxist postmodernism to bin Laden's thinking. In fact, the ideology by which al Qaeda justifies its acts of terror owes as much to baleful trends in Western thought as it does to a perversion of Muslim beliefs. Osama's doctrine of terror is partly a Western export.
To see this, it is necessary to revisit the intellectual brew that produced the ideology of Third World socialism in the 1960s. A key figure here is the German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), who not only helped shape several generations of European leftists and founded postmodernism, but also was a leading supporter of the Nazis. Heidegger argued for the primacy of "peoples" in contrast with the alienating individualism of "modernity." In order to escape the yoke of Western capitalism and the "idle chatter" of constitutional democracy, the "people" would have to return to its primordial destiny through an act of violent revolutionary "resolve." >>>
Updated: 26th Nov. 2001
- "The Project: The Brotherhood's Cultural Conquest of the West"
- "Assault of the New Storm Troopers"
- "In Defense of Liberty"
- "The Jihad Project"
- "Legal Jihad"
- "The Balkan Caliphate"
- "Stop Islamization of Europe"
- "Apostating Islam"