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§340 The Love that in battle is forged

April 27, 2009

It is the memorial day for the fallen soldiers of Israel. Today we remember the 22,570 ones that have sacrificed their lives for the creation and survival of the State of Israel. Soldiers, police, mossad agents, shin-bet agents, terrorism victims, pre-1948 underground fighters, etc. The ones who gave their lives for our right to live in our eternal homeland. 133 names were added this year. I am guessing most of them from the recent defence operation against the rocket attacks from Gaza. I wish I could say that I hope it’s over now, and we will see eternal peace from now on. However, I don’t see that. I only see things getting worse and worse. Hamas is further away than ever from accepting our right to exist, and Abbas recently said (excellent timing, by the way) that Israel is not a jewish state. Thankyou for trying to define us, but if you consider yourself living in a post-colonial era, it’s pretty much our own business how we define ourselves. Israel is, has always been, and will always be, the eternal homeland of the Jewish people with its undivided capital Jerusalem.

This is for the friendship of these young people who gave their lives for me, without knowing me.

They are gone from our midst,
All their laughter, their youth and their splendor.
But we know that a friendship like that,
We are bound all our lives to remember,
For a love that in battle is forged,
Will endure while we live, fierce and tender.

translation of lyrics:

In the Negev, the autumn night falls,
And it kindles the stars in the quiet,
As the breeze rustles outside the door
And the dust settles down on the highway.

Time goes on, do we notice at all
How the months have gone by one by one?
Time goes by, there are few of us left,
They will fight till the battle is won.
And so many we once knew are gone.
 
They are gone from our midst,
All their laughter, their youth and their splendor.
But we know that a friendship like that,
We are bound all our lives to remember,
For a love that in battle is forged,
Will endure while we live, fierce and tender.
 
Oh, the friendship we bore without words,
It was silent and grey, it was wordless.
From the pain and the blood of those days,
It remains with us, ardent and yearning.
 
In the name of that friendship we know,
In its name we’ll go on, every forward,
For those friends, when they fell on their swords,
Left us this precious gift to recall them.
 
They are gone from our midst,
All their laughter, their youth and their splendor.
But we know that a friendship like that,
We are bound all our lives to remember,
For a love that in battle is forged,
Will endure while we live, fierce and tender.

original:

Al hanegev yored leil hastav
Umatzit kochavim kheresh kheresh
Et haruakh over el hasaf
Ananim mehalkhim al haderech

Kvar shana, lo hirgashnu kim’at
Eich avru hazmanim besdoteynu
Kvar shana, vnotarnu meat
Ma rabim sheeynam kvar beynenu

Ach nizkor et kulam
Et yafe hablorit vehatohar
Ki reut shekazot leolam
Lo titen et libenu leshkoakh
Ahava mekudeshset bedam
At tashuvi beynenu lifroakh.

Hareut, nesanukh bli milim
Afora, akshanit veshoteket
Milelot haeyma hagdolim
At noteret adira vdoleket

Hareut, kinaraikh kulam
Shuv bishmekh nekhayekh venelekha
Ki reim shenaflu al harvam
Et khaikh hotiru lezekher

Akh nizkor et kulam
Et yafe hablorit vehatohar
Ki reut shekazot leolam
Lo titen et libenu lishkoakh
Ahava mekudeshset bedam
At tashuvi beynenu lifroakh.

 

El male rachamim, shochen bamromim, hamtse menucha nechona al knafei hashchina bemaalot kdoshim tehorim vegiborim, kezohar harakia mazhirim, lenishmot hakdoshim shenilchemu bechol ma’arachot Israel, bemachteret uviTsva Haganah LeIsrael veshenaflu bemilchamtam umasru nafsham al kdushat haShem, ha’am veha’aretz, ba’avur she’anu mitpalelim le’ilui nishmoteihem. Lachen, ba’al harachamim, yastirem beseter knafav le’olamim vayitsror bitsror hachayim et nishmoteihem, Adonai hu nachalatam, beGan Eden tehe menuchatam, veyanuchu veshalom al mishkevoteyhem veta’amod lechol Israel zchutam, veya’amdu legoralam lekets hayamin, venomar Amen.

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§334 Is your ipod fueling mass rape in Congo?

April 16, 2009

Me – There’s a deadly conflict in Congo DRC. Deadliest since WWII they say. One of the weapons used by the rebel forces is mass rape to innocent civilians.

You – Well, what can I do?

Me – Great! That’s the spirit! What can we do, what can we do…?

The electronic things you use all the time. Ipods, cell phones, computers – where do their minerals come from? Any idea? If not, make sure they’re not from Congo. The mines there are controlled by the very forces that do these mass rapes.

Urge you Electronics Companies to Sign the Congo Conflict Minerals Pledge

I know I will.

More information about this on Michael Kleinman’s blog post of today

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§298 Darfur

February 12, 2009
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§288 IDF Didn’t Hit School. Sri Lanka did. And Nkunda has been arrested

February 2, 2009

 

UN Admits: IDF Didn’t Hit School

 
by Maayana Miskin

(IsraelNN.com) During the Cast Lead operation in Gaza, IDF tank fire near a United Nations school in Gaza was blamed for the deaths of dozens of civilians who had taken refuge in the building. The incident became one of the most highly publicized attacks in the war, and led to heavy international criticism.

Recent reports suggest that the incident was not accurately portrayed by senior U.N. officials. John Ging, the director of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, spoke to the Toronto Globe and Mail last week and agreed that no shell had actually struck the school building. Ging said he had never claimed that the school itself was hit, and he blamed Israel for confusion over where the strike took place.

Shortly after the alleged attack, Ging harshly criticized Israel for firing near the school, saying he had given the exact coordinates of the compound to the IDF. He charged that the IDF had failed to avoid hitting the building.

While admitting that Israeli fire had not hit the school compound, Ging insisted it made little difference. “Forty-one innocent people were killed in the street… The State of Israel still has to answer for that,” he said.

While many Israel news outlets reported that the strike had taken place near the school, several international media networks reported that the UN school building itself was hit. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs may have added to the confusion by releasing a report stating that Israeli fire “directly hit two UNRWA schools.”

Almost all reports said that the victims were primarily civilians who had fled to the school for shelter – a version of events cast into suspicion by the Globe and Mail report.

A teacher who was in the school at the time of the shelling reported that several people within the compound were injured, but that none were killed. Those killed were all outside in the street as the shells were fired, he said. Only three of those killed were students at the school, he added.

The teacher did not give his name, explaining that U.N .officials had told staff not to talk to the media.

The IDF responded to criticism over the attack by explaining that soldiers were simply responding to terrorist fire and did not mean to hit a civilian area.

 

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129696

 

You know, I made a google news search for “shell hits school”. Out of the 10 first items, 7 are about the israelis hitting the school, one (admitting, the first one – apaprently the most recent) is about that they did not hit the school.

But when UN staff in a school are exposed to military fire in Sri Lanka, that’s not top news, is it? Why is no one condemning the Sri Lankan army for this? Because they can’t prove since journalists are banned there? That happened in Gaza too. Because the Tamil tigers are crazy and evil terrorists and suicide bombers that use children soldiers and civilians as shields? That can be said about Hamas too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/world/asia/28lanka.html?ref=world

If you compare the conflict in Sri Lanka between the Sinhalic government and the terrorists that claim to represent the Tamil minority, with the one in Israel, the resemblance is actually quite striking. Three major differences though:
1 – The Tamil terrorists are much more well equipped than Hamas or PLO ever were. They even have planes and boats and control areas that they have conquered by force. No palestinian force has ever conquered areas from Israel. It has all been agreements (except one stupid disengagement decision in 2005 – and that unilateral withdrawal was an israeli initiative). Hamas conquered the Gaza strip by force from Fatah-PLO, not from Israel.
2 – Sri Lanka has been much less successful in protecting its civilians than Israel. Many suicide attacks in Colombo during the past few years have claimed a much higher body count than in Israel.
3 – Sri Lankan army is ruthlessly killing civilians with the terrorists, not really doing much efforts to save as many civilians as possible. Bombing schools, hospitals, whatever.

Vellupillai Prabhakaran - terrorist leader of LTTE

Velupillai Prabhakaran - terrorist leader of the LTTE

Sri Lanka seems to be in deeper problems than we. I lean towards being more pro-government, as I know that they are fighting terrorists. Still, they’re not doing it very well when they’re bombing schools and hospitals like that. I hope they take control of the area soon, capture that terrorist leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran, put an end to terrorism and LTTE and give the Tamil people democratic rights. I also hope that’s what’s going to happen in Congo now that Nkunda has been arrested in Rwanda:

http://www.zimdaily.com/news/nkunda27.6814.html

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article5058019.ece

Laurent Nkunda - crazy terrorist killer or peaceful christian preacher?

Laurent Nkunda - crazy terrorist killer or peaceful christian preacher?

But I know, it’s just wishful thinking. I just don’t get this fighting between the Hutu and the Tutsi. They look exactly the same, they believe in the same religions, they talk the same languages… still the Hutu killed thousands of Tutsis in Rwanda in the genocide 1994, and the Tutsi killed lots of Hutus in Burundi in the 70’s… it just goes back and forth with new generations growing up with war and wishes to revenge for what they’ve gone through. Basically, from what I can see most african conflicts are like this:
One group wants to kill another ethnic group (Sudan government the Darfuris, Rwanda Hutu the Tutsis, Darfur rebels the government, etc). There’s a genocide, people are thrown from their homes and they flee to neighbouring countries. The neighbouring countries (whether the government or other military units around – government affiliated or rebels) either kill the refugees creating more genocide, or protect them by wagin war against the neighbour. Or protect them by killing all civilians around that belong to other ethnic groups.

If I understand Congo correctly, the killers are claiming to protect the victims of the 1994 genocide by killing the wive’s and kids of the people associated with the ones commiting that genocide? Won’t that happen again in a few years, but back again the other way around?

It’s good we have UN peace keeping troops, isn’t it? We now we can always trust them, right?

http://humanitarianrelief.change.org/blog/view/relief_from_relief_sexual_exploitation_by_peacekeepers

 

One thing that strikes me regarding the above pictures is that no crazy terrorist looks like a crazy terrorist. Let’s take a look at a few others:

Omar el-Bashir - President of Sudan and mass murderer

Omar el-Bashir - President of Sudan and mass murderer

Mugabe - Zimbabwe dictator and serial killer

Mugabe - Zimbabwe dictator and serial killer

 

Khaled Meshal - Leader of extremist terror organization Hamas, cowardly hiding in Damascus

Khaled Meshal - Leader of extremist terror organization Hamas, cowardly hiding in Damascus

 

Except Mugabe maybe, they all look pretty normal, don’t they? They could all be happy fathers with a beautiful wife, a few children and a villa (which is probably true regarding most of them). Now picture them watching and smiling as their troops slaughter a few families with children, ripping the kids from the mothers, shooting them in the head as the parents watch. These are people who would actually watch this and smile. As long as the right people are killed.

The scary thing is that they are not detained in prisons or in mental hospitals. They’re adored as leaders and freedom fighters by thousands. People actually listen to them and act on it.

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§285 Freedom of speech

January 25, 2009

Geert Wilders is being prosecuted in Holland. I guess the next step will be to ban all churches from declaring that Jesus is the only way.

Death to Holland for letting people say that we are violent people. Kill all who call us violent

"Death to Holland for letting people say that we are violent people. Kill all who call us violent"

Below I publish Geert Wilders speech at Four Seasons in NY, September 25th 2008. At the bottom I am adding his movie Fitna (warning: disturbing images) and a few charicatures mocking Islam. I do this davka*. I probably wouldn’t do this if it wasn’t for the multitude of muslims wishing to deprive me, Europe and America of the freedom of speech. The freedom of speech is the most precious thing we have. It doesn’t matter if you agree with his below speech or not. If you believe in freedom, sign the petition to the Dutch government against the prosecution of Geert Wilders. Wilders has embraced his right of free speech and the minute we give in to those who wish to deprive us of that right, we might as well give up our heritage, our future, our freedom. Our right to critisize our governments, our right to write whatever we want on our blogs, our right to make fun of anything, our right to be ourselves. It’s all at stake here. It’s time to speak up for the freedom of speech. If my own people had burned dolls of Bush for allowing KKK members and Neo-Nazis to speak out in the US, I’d do the same.

If Geert Wilders is prosecuted for this, there are a number of others who should be prosecuted as well:
George Carlin for mocking Christianity.
Magnus Betner for standing in a church saying that Jesus was gay.
Glen Benton for spreading satanism and hatred.
Bill Hicks for mocking creation believing Christians.
Any member of NSM for spreading nazism and hatred.
-All bloggers for daring to write down their own thoughts that are not government sponsored.

If you believe these people have a right to say what they say, then you need to sign this petition too. This is not about whether you agree with Wilders or not. This is about your right to practice free speech. Dutch government has started to consider to give up on this human right. This is when we all need to stand up and say no. And in the name of free speech, publish exactly what they want us not to publish. Write exactly what they don’t want us to write. When they’re trying to take away the very foundation of our freedom – we need to do exactly what they don’t want us to do.

Here is his speech. Below that is the movie. Below that a few charicatures mocking fundamentalist muslims, and mocking islam. Why? Davka*. That’s why.

*Davka, or dafke – “Particularly, just for spite, in spite of the expected”

 

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for inviting me. Great to be at the Four Seasons. I come from a country that has one season only: a rainy season that starts January 1st and ends December 31st. When we have three sunny days in a row, the government declares a national emergency. So Four Seasons, that’s new to me.

It’s great to be in New York. When I see the skyscrapers and office buildings, I think of what Ayn Rand said: “The sky over New York and the will of man made visible.” Of course. Without the Dutch you would have been nowhere, still figuring out how to buy this island from the Indians. But we are glad we did it for you. And, frankly, you did a far better job than we possibly could have done.

I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The danger I see looming is the scenario of America as the last man standing. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe. In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: who lost Europe? Patriots from around Europe risk their lives every day to prevent precisely this scenario form becoming a reality.

My short lecture consists of 4 parts.

First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. Thirdly, if you are still here, I will talk a little bit about the movie you just saw. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.

The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks. The Eiffel Tower and Trafalgar Square and Rome’s ancient buildings and maybe the canals of Amsterdam. They are still there. And they still look very much the same as they did a hundred years ago.

But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world, a world very few visitors see – and one that does not appear in your tourist guidebook. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration. All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighbourhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It’s the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corner. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighbourhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, city by city.

There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe. With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.

“Never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy”.

Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam, Marseille and Malmo in Sweden. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighbourhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities. In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims. Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear “whore, whore”. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin. In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. The history of the Holocaust can in many cases no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity. In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighbourhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was drinking during the Ramadan. Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe. San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.

Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France. One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favour of a worldwide caliphate. A Dutch study reported that half of Dutch Muslims admit they “understand” the 9/11 attacks.

Muslims demand what they call ‘respect’. And this is how we give them respect. Our elites are willing to give in. To give up. In my own country we have gone from calls by one cabinet member to turn Muslim holidays into official state holidays, to statements by another cabinet member, that Islam is part of Dutch culture, to an affirmation by the Christian-Democratic attorney general that he is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey.

Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behaviour, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. Some prefer to see these as isolated incidents, but I call it a Muslim intifada. I call the perpetrators “settlers”. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies, they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighbourhoods, their cities, their countries.

Politicians shy away from taking a stand against this creeping sharia. They believe in the equality of all cultures. Moreover, on a mundane level, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.

Our many problems with Islam cannot be explained by poverty, repression or the European colonial past, as the Left claims. Nor does it have anything to do with Palestinians or American troops in Iraq. The problem is Islam itself.

Allow me to give you a brief Islam 101. The first thing you need to know about Islam is the importance of the book of the Quran. The Quran is Allah’s personal word, revealed by an angel to Mohammed, the prophet. This is where the trouble starts. Every word in the Quran is Allah’s word and therefore not open to discussion or interpretation. It is valid for every Muslim and for all times. Therefore, there is no such a thing as moderate Islam. Sure, there are a lot of moderate Muslims. But a moderate Islam is non-existent.

The Quran calls for hatred, violence, submission, murder, and terrorism. The Quran calls for Muslims to kill non-Muslims, to terrorize non-Muslims and to fulfil their duty to wage war: violent jihad. Jihad is a duty for every Muslim, Islam is to rule the world – by the sword. The Quran is clearly anti-Semitic, describing Jews as monkeys and pigs.

The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behaviour is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages – at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. He advised on matters of slavery, but never advised to liberate slaves. Islam has no other morality than the advancement of Islam. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad. There is no gray area or other side.

Quran as Allah’s own word and Mohammed as the perfect man are the two most important facets of Islam. Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means ‘submission’. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

This is what you need to know about Islam, in order to understand what is going on in Europe. For millions of Muslims the Quran and the live of Mohammed are not 14 centuries old, but are an everyday reality, an ideal, that guide every aspect of their lives. Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam “the most retrograde force in the world”, and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran.

Which brings me to my movie, Fitna.

I am a lawmaker, and not a movie maker. But I felt I had the moral duty to educate about Islam. The duty to make clear that the Quran stands at the heart of what some people call terrorism but is in reality jihad. I wanted to show that the problems of Islam are at the core of Islam, and do not belong to its fringes.

Now, from the day the plan for my movie was made public, it caused quite a stir, in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. First, there was a political storm, with government leaders, across the continent in sheer panic. The Netherlands was put under a heightened terror alert, because of possible attacks or a revolt by our Muslim population. The Dutch branch of the Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir declared that the Netherlands was due for an attack. Internationally, there was a series of incidents. The Taliban threatened to organize additional attacks against Dutch troops in Afghanistan, and a website linked to Al Qaeda published the message that I ought to be killed, while various muftis in the Middle East stated that I would be responsible for all the bloodshed after the screening of the movie. In Afghanistan and Pakistan the Dutch flag was burned on several occasions. Dolls representing me were also burned. The Indonesian President announced that I will never be admitted into Indonesia again, while the UN Secretary General and the European Union issued cowardly statements in the same vein as those made by the Dutch Government. I could go on and on. It was an absolute disgrace, a sell-out.

A plethora of legal troubles also followed, and have not ended yet. Currently the state of Jordan is litigating against me. Only last week there were renewed security agency reports about a heightened terror alert for the Netherlands because of Fitna.

Now, I would like to say a few things about Israel. Because, very soon, we will get together in its capitol. The best way for a politician in Europe to loose votes is to say something positive about Israel. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I, however, will continue to speak up for Israel. I see defending Israel as a matter of principle. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel. First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.

Samuel Huntington writes it so aptly: “Islam has bloody borders”. Israel is located precisely on that border. This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam’s territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia. Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

The war against Israel is not a war against Israel. It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West. It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel, they can get everything. Therefore, it is not that the West has a stake in Israel. It is Israel.

It is very difficult to be an optimist in the face of the growing Islamization of Europe. All the tides are against us. On all fronts we are losing. Demographically the momentum is with Islam. Muslim immigration is even a source of pride within ruling liberal parties. Academia, the arts, the media, trade unions, the churches, the business world, the entire political establishment have all converted to the suicidal theory of multiculturalism. So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a ‘right-wing extremists’ or ‘racists’. The entire establishment has sided with our enemy. Leftists, liberals and Christian-Democrats are now all in bed with Islam.

This is the most painful thing to see: the betrayal by our elites. At this moment in Europe’s history, our elites are supposed to lead us. To stand up for centuries of civilization. To defend our heritage. To honour our eternal Judeo-Christian values that made Europe what it is today. But there are very few signs of hope to be seen at the governmental level. Sarkozy, Merkel, Brown, Berlusconi; in private, they probably know how grave the situation is. But when the little red light goes on, they stare into the camera and tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, and we should all try to get along nicely and sing Kumbaya. They willingly participate in, what President Reagan so aptly called: “the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom.”

If there is hope in Europe, it comes from the people, not from the elites. Change can only come from a grass-roots level. It has to come from the citizens themselves. Yet these patriots will have to take on the entire political, legal and media establishment.

Over the past years there have been some small, but encouraging, signs of a rebirth of the original European spirit. Maybe the elites turn their backs on freedom, the public does not. In my country, the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat to our national identity. I don’t think the public opinion in Holland is very different from other European countries.

Patriotic parties that oppose jihad are growing, against all odds. My own party debuted two years ago, with five percent of the vote. Now it stands at ten percent in the polls. The same is true of all smililary-minded parties in Europe. They are fighting the liberal establishment, and are gaining footholds on the political arena, one voter at the time.

Now, for the first time, these patriotic parties will come together and exchange experiences. It may be the start of something big. Something that might change the map of Europe for decades to come. It might also be Europe’s last chance.

This December a conference will take place in Jerusalem. Thanks to Professor Aryeh Eldad, a member of Knesset, we will be able to watch Fitna in the Knesset building and discuss the jihad. We are organizing this event in Israel to emphasize the fact that we are all in the same boat together, and that Israel is part of our common heritage. Those attending will be a select audience. No racist organizations will be allowed. And we will only admit parties that are solidly democratic.

This conference will be the start of an Alliance of European patriots. This Alliance will serve as the backbone for all organizations and political parties that oppose jihad and Islamization. For this Alliance I seek your support.

This endeavor may be crucial to America and to the West. America may hold fast to the dream that, thanks tot its location, it is safe from jihad and shaira. But seven years ago to the day, there was still smoke rising from ground zero, following the attacks that forever shattered that dream. Yet there is a danger even greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America – as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem.

Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe’s children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

This is not the first time our civilization is under threat. We have seen dangers before. We have been betrayed by our elites before. They have sided with our enemies before. And yet, then, freedom prevailed.

These are not times in which to take lessons from appeasement, capitulation, giving away, giving up or giving in. These are not times in which to draw lessons from Mr. Chamberlain. These are times calling us to draw lessons from Mr. Churchill and the words he spoke in 1942:

“Never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy”.

 

Fitna movie part one:

Fitna movie part two:

Interview with Wilders:

 

A few charicatures:

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§247 Interview with Omar al-Bashir

October 15, 2008

The Darfur blog published today an interview with al-Bashir. I’m wondering if he is just lying or if he actually believes the lies. I guess it’s a little of both.

http://blogfordarfur.org/2008/10/14/al-bashir-interview/

Now, my question remains. How come that when dictators like Bashir or Mugabe torture their own people for their own good, the media knows and aknowledges it. It ignores it because it’s Africa and it’s not that interesting, but they know who are the terrorists and who are the victims.

How come, that when Hamas shoot at Israeli food convoys to the Gaza strip, I hear nothing in the international media? How come international media lets Hamas starve its own people to death just to fake a humanitarian crisis that they can blame Israel for? Agreed, it’s not fake. It’s very real. But it’s again the crazy dictators with their extremist propaganda and blatant lies that are to blame.

Oh, and Condolezza Rice of course. She is the one who insisted on letting an extremist party, with the destruction of Israel on their agenda, participate in the elections. Thankyou Condie! On behalf of the Sderot residents.

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§244 It’s all about Zimbabwe

October 12, 2008

Beautiful country, isn’t it? If it wasn’t for this guy:

He blames the depts and the sanctions. But as he hasn’t let anyone else near the power – let’s just say it’s pretty clear who is at fault when it comes to thousands of deaths, starvation and a world record of 11,268,758.90% inflation How did anyone accomplish that??

Inflation like that can only be accomplished by a very stupid irresponsible and incompetent government. A normal government starts to see if it needs to change monetary policy when it hits over 10% inflation. Ok, so horrible inflation rates happen. 50%, maybe even 100% or worse. But over 11 million??? How is that even possible?

But apparently it is. And the starvation is of course getting worse because people can’t afford to eat any longer. Well, just see what the Zimbabwe central bank has to say about it.

So, anyway. I was thinking. Sure Zimbabwe is a great country. But just read who Mugabe is and what he says. And of course, there’s the whole Murambatsvina thing. But let’s not jump to conclusions. Just because he has killed thiousands of people, he could still be a good guy, right? Maybe he was framed for it? Maybe it wasn’t his fault? Let’s see what the Zimbabwe government has to say about this, ok? I mean, sure the above website I linked to says that:

 The government’s land reform program, characterized by chaos and violence, has badly damaged the commercial farming sector, the traditional source of exports and foreign exchange and the provider of 400,000 jobs, turning Zimbabwe into a net importer of food products. Badly needed support from the IMF has been suspended because of the government’s arrears on past loans, which it began repaying in 2005. The official annual inflation rate rose from 32% in 1998, to 133% in 2004, 585% in 2005, and approached 1000% in 2006, although private sector estimates put the figure much higher. Meanwhile, the official exchange rate fell from approximately 1 (revalued) Zimbabwean dollar per US dollar in 2003 to 160 per US dollar in 2006.

But maybe that’s just opposition paid lies? Let’s check out the government websites.

So first of all, on the government websites we can see that Zimbabwe if of course a paradise that you can safely invest you money in. 11 million inflation, but sure, go ahead and invest. Of course, Mugabe gets outraged when American ambassador McGee dares to play golf with opposition leader Tsvangirai. Mugabe himself is of course not wasting his time playing golf. He deals with the really important issues. Now there is of course this coalition between Mugabe and Tsvangirai that was signed in September and that is being negotiated. A bit hard to negotiate though, when they won’t even talk to one another. But that is only and exclusively the opposition’s fault, right?

Now, there are two government owned newspapers. The Herald and The Chronicle. The opinion articles there are pretty scary. Actually, almost everything in those papers are scary. However, the articles are available to view when they’re on the headlines, and then they apparently dissappeared. I saved the links to a few scary articles I read a few days ago, and now it’s unaccessible. So I have copy-pasted some for you. You’ll just have to trust me that that’s where I found it. You can probably read stuff written in the same way and with the same ideas any day.

Now, the government should be aware of how the rest of the world condemns the Murambatsvina, right? And if it’s all a horrible evil framing of the poor kind and peace loving president Mugabe, then he shouldn’t have anything to hide, right? So all we need to do to find out the truth is to make a search for the word “Murambatsvina” on those newspapers homepages. Right? So what did I get from the search? Nothing. Nada. Zip. No Murambatsvina here. Nono. The official government owned newspapers of Zimbabwe. Murambatsvina? Nooo… never heard of it. No such thing. Nono. Those photos were… uhm… photoshopped. We didn’t make anyone homeless. We never forced people to die of starvation. Our police didn’t use brutality to throw people out of their homes and destroy everything they’ve ever worked for. Nono. That’s evil western propaganda.

When you cause this kind of destruction, are you surprised the economy goes down the toilet??

So, anyway. State owned newspapers. There was a very interesting racist comment regarding the golf game mentioned above between McGee and Tsvangirai. This is from today, so if you hurry the article might still be there.
http://www.herald.co.zw/inside.aspx?sectid=161&cat=10

The Mayflower is the vessel that transported a motley crew of English separatists from Southampton, England, to Cape Cod in present-day United States in 1620. The separatists felt constrained by the rigidity of the English Church and were desirous of an environment of free worship. They thus risked life and limb to cross the Atlantic in the quest for religious freedom.

Their journey resonates with American delusions of freedom, which is why the ship they used has a special place in American lore and descendants of the passengers have a venerated place in American society. They are de facto royalty whose loyalty to the Star-Spangled Banner is not in question.

Not so if, like James D. McGee, George Bush’s black face here, your ancestors arrived aboard a slave ship, or you were sired of latter-day immigrant stock. Then you really have to prove that your loyalty is unshakeable. If you are black, you have to go the extra mile of proving that your blackness is skin-deep.

This is exactly what McGee has been doing since landing in Zimbabwe nearly a year ago to take the place of the demoted and disgraced Christopher Dell.

McGee has been walking white, talking white and has even tried to make a gentleman of Morgan Tsvangirai, taking him to the golf course and teaching him the basics of the game.”

Responding to a question from one Violet Gonda of the British-funded pirate radio station, Short Wave Radio Africa, on October 3, on the content of his conversations with Tsvangirai, McGee said: ‘‘I don’t talk about matters of state on the golf course; we talk about our poor golf swings.’’

That is the time Tsvangirai should use to knock sense into McGee so he can impress on their mutual bosses in Washington that the sanctions are hurting ordinary people.

Could you believe that?? I didn’t even care to quote what they said about Obama, but you get the idea. “Two black people playing a white game like golf? How dare they? They are traitors. They are western white world associates. They are conspiring to destroy our country. The game says it all.”

Of course, they are scheduled to meet today. Zanu-PF, Mugabe’s party and MDC-T, Tsvangirai’s opposition party. Tsvangirai claims they’ve met a dead end and wants the former South African president, Mbeke, to come and help. Zanu-PF say it’s unnecessary, since all the negotiation problems are only and solely MDC-T’s fault. Of course. I mean, how can a government who turned a florishing country into a wasteland with starvation and 11 million percent inflation possibly do anything wrong? The article is here http://www.chronicle.co.zw/inside.aspx?sectid=3351&cat=1 but maybe not for long. Here are some parts of it:

Today’s meeting follows one held by the negotiators on Wednesday but failed to agree as MDC-T reportedly sought to re-open issues that had already been concluded while Zanu-PF insisted that they should focus on the outstanding two Ministries of Finance and Home Affairs.

In Zanu-PF we have a culture of honouring commitments and we sometimes get irritated when others don’t reciprocate.”

He castigated the MDC-T for practising “megaphone diplomacy by continuously negotiating in public”, saying doing so was acting in bad faith and in violation of the confidentiality clause in the agreement.
“We can not get anywhere if we take a posturing or negotiating in the media, like through the Internet, CNN, BBC and SABC. What the public needs to understand is that constituting a Cabinet is a heavy responsibility.

The task should better be left to the principals and not to too many people who could be motivated by selfish interests or the desire to bring about a certain outcome that could suit self-interests “like a hunter who goes hunting with salt and pepper,” he said.

“We also agreed that sanctions must be lifted and none of the MDCT leaders have privately or publicly called for the lifting of sanctions, all they do is mourning about the suffering of the Zimbabwean people and forget to mention the cause of that suffering which is primarily sanctions,” he said.

Right. So “MDC-T reportedly sought to re-open issues that had already been concluded”. Is it just me, or does Zanu-PF define “been concluded” as “it is so because I said so”? I can’t prove anything, but still… and “culture of honoring commitments”?? Muahaha! Me be laughing in face of government paid journalist who wrote that. How about the commitment of any government to make sure your people doesn’t STARVE TO DEATH?? How about any governments commitment not to KILL ITS OWN CITIZENS??” Culture of honoring commitments… *mumbles something*. Of course MDC-T is being open about the negotiations. Have you heard what a crime? They openly tell the media about the negotiations? How dare they embrace free speech? People might – God forbid – know the truth and may be “motivated by selfish interests or the desire to bring about a certain outcome that could suit self-interests” – like the self interest of being able to EAT for example.

Of course, the evil MDC-T leaders are only “mourning about the suffering of the Zimbabwean people and forget to mention the cause of that suffering which is primarily sanctions”. Yes, sure. The sanctions. The sanctions are to blame for the problems. It has nothing to do with the fact that the farmers who actually knew how to grow food were thrown out. It’s not at all related to the destruction the government made. I just get so mad when I read that… he is blaming the MDC-T for mourning the suffeing of the Zimbabwean people. Ok, calm down… count to 10 slowly…

Now, in this article that has dissappeared it was reported about a shop that was legally and under the Zimbabwean central bank’s supervision selling some products in Zimbabwean dollars and some products in foreign currency. There’s still reports on that on the central bank’s homepage. It’s called “FOLIWARS” What? Foolish Wars? What? No, it’s FOreign exchange LIcenced WArehouses and Retail Shops”. The trade in foreign currency has been going on on the black market for so long now, that the government apparently realised that in order to get rid of it, they need to make it legal. On the pdf document on the bank’s homepage they say the following (my comments in paranthesis):

As Monetary Authorities, we have watched and observed with heavy hearts the suffering of fellow Zimbabweans as they waited and continue to wait in long queues at the borders seeking to bring in basic commodities. (As we ate our cheeseburgers when we observed these poor people from our limousine windows we felt so sorry for them we couldn’t watch it any longer. We took another sip from our glass of wine and asked our drivers to take us home to our mansions)

We have also seen desperate mothers and youths spending cold nights in foreign lands in pursuit of basic commodities. (This really does break our hearts. Poor poor people. Sometimes I really wish I could give away my entire fortune to them. I do. But I can’t just give away loads of money, you know. That would cause… inflation…)

Here at home, our hearts are bleeding at the daily sights of workers being laid off their jobs due to industrial capacity underutilization (Luckily, the bank of Zimbabwe is always properly manned with competent overpaid staff. Actually, we just print our own salary).

Against this background, it has become compellingly clear that innovations be invoked to increase internal capacity utilization, as well as shoring up the availability of basic goods and services (I don’t know why we didn’t think of that 4 years ago, but whatever)

It is for this reason; the reason to stand for and defend the welfare of fellow Zimbabweans that the FOLIWARS are being introduced for an initial period of 18 months to 31 March, 2010 as an experiment as we gear ourselves for the 2010 World Cup Games which must find ourselves ready to cater for all visitors to our country. (In other words, we will stop letting people use foreign currency in local shops just before the world cup. Striking logic, isn’t it? And of course, the welfare of fellow Zimbabweans is the reason we do this. It is perfectly clear that people whose entire savings have been erased by the inflation, who have been thrown out of their homes and that live in the mud of the street can still easily buy things with foreign currency. Totally).

Yes, as is typical with any innovations, there would be those who forever are perpetual critics who would be quick to condemn this intervention as unsustainable. We all know what the Wright Brothers went through back in 1903, as they worked to develop what we now marvel as modern aircraft. (And of course a monetary idea that might or might not work when the local currency inflation has reached 11 million percent is totally comparable to the invention of airplanes. Did anyone say absurd?)

Ok, I really need to finish this post now, it has been long enough. Just one more thing. Here’s another copy paste from an article no longer available from a government owned newspaper:
http://www.herald.co.zw/inside.aspx?sectid=1738&cat=8

Gross domestic product has fallen by more than 50 percent during this period while agriculture production, the country’s mainstay, has fallen drastically.

However, there is economic hope from the talks currently going on between Zimbabwe’s two main political parties, Zanu-PF and MDC that an agreement will help calm the financial storm.

This must be the closest I’ve reached a government aknowledge of the existence of the Murambatsvina. It says the agriculture production has fallen drastically, but doesn’t want to say why. We can only hope that above mentioned agreement between crazy killers and normal people, that won’t even talk to one another, can calm down the financial storm. But first they need to resolve who is playing golf with who and who is more white than black and vice versa.