ESW REPORT ON LATEST INFO TOUR IN THE US: DISCUSSING ISLAMIZATION…….

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ESW: Report on my Road Trip to the USA

Last month Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff toured a number of states in the USA to discuss Islamization and the crisis in Europe. Below is her report.


ESW speaking in Kalispell, Montana

Report on my Road Trip to the USA

by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

I only recently returned from a ten-day “roadshow” spanning the states of Florida, Texas, Montana, and Washington. My tour featured ACT! For America and me: not only was I present at the relaunch of two dormant ACT! chapters, but I was asked to provide information on the current state of Europe in light of the ever-growing immigration crisis coupled with the choking of basic freedoms for the indigenous populations. I am pleased to report that the entire trip was a tremendous success, both for the organizers (ACT! For America chapters) and myself (representing Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa).


Chris Hart and ESW, Orlando, Florida

In Orlando, Florida, I attended the third annual March for Persecuted Christians and Jews. Despite an hour-long live radio interview with Chris Hart on the topic, despite the year-long preparations by the organizing committee, turnout was discouragingly low. However, given that the persecution is unlikely to end any time soon, it is to be hoped that Floridians will realize that their voice of outrage needs to be heard — loud and clear — before the persecution reaches the shores of Florida, at which point it will be too late. Kudos to Pastor Lieske, Alan Kornman and their team for their hard work.

Heavy and deadly flooding prevented my presentation in Houston, Texas, which was a disappointment. However, the safety of everyone trumps any disappointment, and my thoughts go out to the victims of the flooding. All I can say to my friends in Houston is this: I will come and visit you soon!

As a result, I flew directly to San Antonio, where I was met by Roy White, the ACT! chapter leader and main organizer for the Texas leg of my tour. Following an hour-long interview with Kat Rowoldt, the owner and publisher of “Christian Reporter News”, my first presentation, which was live-streamed to other ACT! chapter leaders, took place in a church in San Antonio. There was great interest in what I had to say, and the subsequent Q&A period revealed a deep understanding of the subject. Thanks to the live-stream, questions came from as far as Canada and as close by as San Antonio and Houston.

More here.

GERMAN STATE TV: SYRIAN ISLAM RESEARCHER SAYS ERA OF BLUE EYES AND BLONDE HAIR IS DEAD IN GERMANY……

Openly calling for the complete usurpation of the German state. Openly advocating the extinction of the German. Genocide.

Hey, lets call for the extinction of Turkey, replacing each and every Turk with blue eyed, blond haired people for their country’s sins in mass genocide of Armenians ans Assyrian Christians, as well as for over 400 years of colonialism and Islamic supremacy in their former empire.

Published on May 15, 2016
Lamya Kaddor, an Islam Researcher from Syria was loudly applauded after stating that the future German will no longer have blue eyes or light hair on German state TV. She predicts that soon every German will have a migration background and the “old German” is long deprecated and destined for extinction. She claims that Germany was always a country made up of immigrants and the notion that a people can claim “being German” for themselves is deeply racist and Islamophobic. She therefore joins chancellor Merkel in that opinion, who said there is “nothing but hate in the hearts of Germans who think they can claim ‘being German’ for themselves” during her New Year’s speech which was available with Arabic subtitles.

According to her, “Being German” now means wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf, having dark hair and being from a foreign country: And that’s a good thing.

Kaddor is the head of the German Liberal-Muslim Union, Researcher for Islam Studies and expert for religious education. Five of her students went on to fight for the Islamic State which she says is “unfortunate”. She is frequently invited to talk-shows where she defends her position that the extinction of the German is beneficial for the world – so Germany can finally be cleansed from its past and move towards a integrated, tolerant and multicultural society free of hate. The program was aired shortly after the New Year’s Eve sex attacks became public, where over 500 German women were sexually attacked simultaneously by refugees in Cologne alone, to mitigate “racist backlash” from the event.

Every German pays a mandatory state broadcasting tax for programs like these, which amounts to roughly 200€ a year.

H/T: 

ROBERT SPENCER: EVEN CLUELESS DHIMMI CAMERON WAS ACCUSED FOR RACISM NOTING SADIQ KHAN’S ATTITUDE TOWARS JIHADIS

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UK: Conservatives unapologetic for highlighting Muslim London mayor’s ties to jihadis

Even the clueless and compromised dhimmi David Cameron was accused of “racism” for noting Sadiq Khan’s notably hospitable attitude toward Islamic supremacists and jihadists. This is the way these things always work nowadays: if you dare to mention that there are reasons to believe that a Muslim may be involved in jihad activity or, as in this case, clearly positive toward jihadists, it’s yourfault, and a clear sign of “racism” and “Islamophobia,” even if the charges are accurate.

Leftists and Islamic supremacists have used such charges for years, and have succeeded in stigmatizing any discussion of how jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and make recruits among peaceful Muslims as “bigotry” — which is why such discussions are so seldom pursued, and never in mainstream fora.

And so this Reuters story is all about how the wicked Conservatives are “unapologetic” for raising Khan’s ties to “extremists.” Reuters publishes no articles about the possible implications of Khan’s ties to “extremists.” The only concern is how “racist” the Conservative Party is.

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“Conservatives unapologetic over tactics as Khan becomes London’s first Muslim mayor,” by Kate Holton, Reuters, May 7, 2016:

LONDON (Reuters) – Sadiq Khan of Britain’s opposition Labour Party was sworn in as Mayor of London on Saturday, becoming the first Muslim to head a major European capital after an election campaign marked by the ruling Conservatives’ efforts to link him to extremism.

The son of a Pakistani immigrant bus driver and a seamstress, Khan defeated Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith, the son of a billionaire financier, by a record margin to secure the biggest individual mandate in British political history….

More here.

AUSTRIA: POLICE TELL BLONDE VICTIM OF MUSLIM MIGRANT ASSAULT TO CHANGE HAIR COLOR…….

That’s right, we have to change because they brought the 7th mindset into our midst.

Via Jihad Watch H/T: Ingrid Carlqvist

Austria: Police tell blonde victim of Muslim migrant assault to dye her hair

“The police told me that attacks are now a daily routine. And it’s going to get worse.” And so instead of confronting the Muslim migrants, or reviewing the policy of bringing them in to the country, Austrian police are telling women to change their behavior. European society appears to be in a state of full collapse, with no one apparently willing to defend Western societies and Western values: soon Austrian police will be advising women to wear hijab in order to avoid being raped.

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“Attack victim claims police told her to dye hair,” The Local, May 6, 2016:

More here.

WHAT LONDONERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR NEWLY ELECTED ISLAMONAZI-BACKING MAYOR…….

If this doesn’t typify the extremist mediocrity of present day western civilisation, then nothing does.

Like I stated earlier

If a Tory candidate for mayor was seen sharing a platform with known neo-fascists, and saying highly incendiary things that would lead you to believe that he shared their views, and ”apologized” for them because of criticism….would you believe him?

Jihad He Khan: What Londoners Say About Their Islamist-Backing Mayor

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By Louise Mensch|4:51 pm, May 5, 2016

Heat Street brought America the news that Sadiq Khan defended the 9/11 killer Zacarias Moussaoui, and called moderate Muslims “Uncle Toms”.

Sadiq also spoke at a CAGE rally – the extremist group that nurtured British Isis killer Jihadi John.

Here’s what the Brits are saying about the hard-core Islamist past of London’t new Mayor:

More here.  H/T: 

FRENCH POLICEMAN PAYS PRICE FOR GIVING AN ACCURATE ACCOUNTING OF ISLAM ON FACEBOOK……

The heroes of our times……

A Courageous French Police Officer Speaks Against Islam – And Pays A Price

JallamionpolicierPostcards From Paris published this disturbing report today.  A French Police Officer whose name is Sebastien Jallamion (photo above) posted a piece on his Facebook page, in which he stated that Islam is not such a good thing for France.  Given recent violent jihad assaults, which have taken scores of French civilians’ lives and left many more scores grievously injured, who in his right mind would disagree with this brave man or dispute his right to an opinion?

Postcards’ Oz Rita writes it thusly:

This is Sébastien Jallamion, a French policeman just after he had dared posting on his face book that he did not think Islam was a good idea for France.  He was “dobbed in ” by a female  arabo/muslim colleague, and, predictably  in today’s France,    he was IMMEDIATELY suspended from “duty”, without pay, of course.

The story gets much worse.

DENMARK: APARTHEID SWIMMING SESSIONS HAILED AS ”INTEGRATION OF MUSLIMS INTO SOCIETY”…….

Then “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength”……

Pathetically moronic, and they don’t even see it though it stares at them in the light of day. When the axe head drops they won’t ever see it coming.

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Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters

Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters

File photo: Scanpix DK

Published: 27 Apr 2016 15:09 GMT+02:00

While the swimming club has hailed the move as a “recipe for integration”, politicians and commentators have criticised the concept as being against Danish values.

The girl-only sessions, which also take place with windows and doors to the swimming hall blacked out, were set up in response to religious and cultural requirements put forward by parents, reports Berlingske.

The newspaper reports that 246 girls of non-Danish ethnic origin between the ages of five and 12 have begun attending swimming lessons at the hall since the sessions were introduced.

“We have gone from zero to several hundred girls in three years, and have successfully established a swimming option for a specific group, which would otherwise find swimming difficult to access because of religion,” Lars Sørensen, the director of Hovedstadens Svømmeklub (HSK), told Berlingske.

More here.

TURKEY: PARLIAMENT SPEAKER SAYS SECULARISM SHOULDN’T BE IN NEW CONSTITUTION……

Dr. Andrew Bostom has an excellent piece that I often refer to when talking about Turkey and its re-Islamization. This process started the day Kemal Ataturk started to feel ill. Uriel Heyd In 1968:

“Until a few years ago many foreign observers, including, I admit, myself, were inclined to think that this development [Turkey’s re-Islamization] was no more than a renewed expression of sentiments which for a long time could not be freely manifested and that the overall process of secularization was going on very slowly but irresistibly. Today I doubt whether this view is still tenable.”

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Secularism shouldn’t be in Turkey’s new constitution: Parliament speaker

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Secularism must not feature in the new constitution, Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman said on April 25, stressing that “as a Muslim country” Turkey’s constitution should be religious.

“As a Muslim country, why should we be in a situation where we are retreating from religion? We are a Muslim country. So we must have a religious constitution,” Kahraman said in a conference titled “New Turkey and New Constitution” in Istanbul.

“A description of secularism shouldn’t be in the new constitution. France, Ireland and Turkey have constitutions that include a description of secularism. But everyone interprets it the way they want to. That shouldn’t be the case,” he added, suggesting that the charter should “cohere with society.”

Kahraman referred to the constitutions penned in 1961 and 1982, claiming they are “religious constitutions” despite the fact that the word “Allah” does not come up in either of the texts.

“Both the 1961 and 1982 constitutions are religious. Religion classes are obligatory and this is based on faith,” he said.

Kahraman’s comments have been slammed by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), with party head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu questioning the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) priorities.

More here. H/T: EBK

UK MUSLIMS: WHAT THEY REALLY THINK SHOULD SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF YOU……

All of this of course proves what we in the Counter-Jihad (defense of classical liberalism, based upon the Enlightenment) have been saying from the very beginning.

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What was once considered exaggerations, hyperbole, is now being proven as being ‘spot-on’. We there be any apologies and most importantly, changes in course? That remains to be seen.

The reason Muslims enjoy our country is because it is tolerant. Not the bits where we are tolerant of each other, you understand. Not the fact we respect your right to be Jewish or utterly ungodly. Or our warm embrace of those who identify as straight, gay, lesbian or as gender-fluid as a snail.

No. They enjoy our country because we are tolerant of their right to be as as prejudiced against Jews and as homophobic as they please.

KATIE HOPKINS: What do British Muslims Really Think? Now we know. And it’s terrifying

KATIE HOPKINS: What do British Muslims Really Think? Now we know. And it’s terrifying 

I sat down to watch ‘What British Muslims Really think’ with my best multicultural head on and cleared my mind of all preconceptions. But, much as it pains me to say it, I have been right all along. British Muslims are not part of some rich tapestry of urban life. It’s a myth, dreamed up by the BBC, and perpetuated by the Islington elite. It is them and us. And THEY have no wish to be anything like US, writes KATIE HOPKINS.

More here.

ISLAMIZATION IN GERMANY: BAN ON SEXY FEMALE ADVERTISING AFTER COLOGNE NYE SEX ATTACKS……

A microcosm for the West at large…….. 

Every time a dhimmi bows, you can hear a muslim laughing……

First it was sausages..now Germany ‘BANS’ sexy women in adverts after Cologne sex assaults

GERMANY has announced plans to ban images of scantily-clad women in adverts in response to the sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

By SELINA SYKES

Sexy advertGETTY

A promotional picture for a German beer festival

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the move to ban ads which “reduce women or men to sexual objects” is an attempt to create a “modern gender image”.

The proposal, if introduced later this year, would see courts decide on what qualifies as sexist.

The plan has been called political correctness gone mad by its critics, who said it was the first step towards a “nanny state”.

It comes following a controversy over claims made by a senior politician that schools and canteens in Germany are ‘banning’ the serving of pork to avoid offending Muslim migrants.

Free Democratic Party (FPD) leader Christian Lindner said: “His plans to ban nudity and sexual advertising are completely narrow-minded.

More here.

h/t: Vasarahammer

FINLAND: HALAL SLAUGHTERHOUSE NOW BEING DISCUSSED FOR HELSINKI AREA……

Clear cut example of Islamization, more muslims than ever before……

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The cost of allowing mass muslim immigration/migration into Finland. The funneling of money for ‘zakat’, a portion of which flows to the jihad, is going to be coming from Finland as well.

Most importantly, this shows that the Finns are NOT learning from their neighbors, and are throwing themselves down the same islamohell hole as the rest of Europe currently is. Stupid, stupid stupid…..

Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – slaughter 10 000 sheep a year

Slaughterhouse was born of need, as the demand for halal meat in Finland has increased due to immigration of Muslims. Halal slaughter would be under Finnish law by stunning the animals before bleeding.

Halal meat to the East of the Bazaar at the meat counter

Halal meat counter. Photo: Devy Nagalingam / Yle

It’s planned to focus first on Muslims to use halal meat slaughterhouses in Finland. The project is being taken forward by three Iraqi brothers residing in Helsinki.

Suitable premises have been found for the slaughterhouse in Kankaanpää, Satakunta. The aim of the slaughterhouse is the slaughtering of 10 000 sheep a year. If necessary, cattle are to slaughtered as well.

Project spokesperson of al-Karrar Hello tells us that the slaughterhouse was born of need, as the demand for halal meat in Finland has increased due to immigration of Muslims.

– Finland does not yet have a halal slaughterhouse which would cover the needs of a particular society, al-Hello says.

At present, almost all halal meat sold in Finland is imported from abroad.

– Money is leaving Finland all the time for Halal slaughter abroad. Halal slaughter could be done in Finland, because we have a very healthy sheep.

– The aim is also to create jobs in Finland. Slaughterhouse raise sheep production remarkably, al-Hello adds.

Not slaughterING without stunning

Hello al-stress that halal slaughter would be under Finnish law by stunning the animals before bleeding. In general, Halal meat involves a way to be slaughtered without stunning the animal.

According to al-Hello, the only difference in the slaughterhouse used by the halal method of slaughtering from the Finnish way is religious ritual.

It is a butcher Muslim person who utters a phrase that he takes “permission from the creator for the slaughter of the animal”. He then faces in the direction of Mecca, and open’s the animal’s neck.

– In this case, it is only called halal slaughter, but otherwise quite normal slaughter, al-Hello says.

More here.

 

AIR FRANCE STEWARDESSES ALLOWED TO OPT ON ISLAMONAZI STATE RUNS TO AVOID ISLAMOFREEDOM APPAREL…….

How progressive of them……

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Air France stewardesses will be allowed to opt out of flying to Iran so they can avoid wearing a headscarf, company announces

Air France asks all staff to follow Iranian law, requiring its female staff to cover their hair when they leave the plane on its resumed Paris-Tehran service

Air France asks all staff to follow Iranian law, requiring its female staff to cover their hair when they leave the plane on its resumed Paris-Tehran service

  • Air France staff who refuse to wear hijab can opt out of flights to Iran
  • Bosses had announced addition to uniform for flights to Iran 
  • Airline is set to resume direct flights to Tehran for first time since 2008  

Female employees of Air France will be allowed to opt out of working on the resumed flights to Iran so that they can avoid having to wear a headscarf, a company official said Monday.

Airline staff were outraged following a memo regarding the flights to Tehran,  saying that female cabin crew would be required to wear cover their hair with a scarf when they leave the plane.

However, the airline has since backed down, announcing that they will will appoint a ‘special unit’ to replace those who do not want to fly to Tehran, he said.

‘Any woman assigned to the Paris-Tehran flight who for reasons of personal choice would refuse to wear the headscarf upon leaving the plane will be reassigned to another destination, and thus will not be obliged to do this flight,’ human resources official Gilles Gateau told Europe 1 radio.

Unions, who held talks with the human resources chief on Monday, argue that an escape clause was already in place for flights to Conakry in Guinea during the Ebola crisis last year and for services to Tokyo following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Read more:  H/T: ChanahS.

UK: MUSLIM SAYS BIN THE BURKINI…….

One of the more idiotic things dreamed up by clueless westerners trying to turn a buck. Look at the pic, spot the cognitive dissonance?

They have every right to sell it, but we have every right not to let it into our public pools. Let them hit the beaches with their stupidity.

Bin the burkini! As M&S launches its UK burkini, Muslim writer YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN says this insidious Islamification of fashion is a terrible blow for all women 

Bin the burkini! As M&S launches its UK burkini, Muslim writer YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN says

As purveyor of the nation’s knickers, sensible shoes and cosy knits, Marks & Spencer is just about the very last organisation I’d expect to make me hot with indignation, writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. A bastion of everything that’s comfortingly British, it’s also an unlikely institution to make a political statement.

Yet, with the arrival of the burkini in its stores and on its UK website, it has managed to achieve both these feats. While Nigella Lawson wore a burkini on a beach in Australia five years ago, the garment is more usually associated with Muslim women who want to cover their bodies to be ‘modest’.

More here.

FRANK GAFFNEY: “BATTLE AGAINST CIVILIZATION JIHAD THE DEFINING MOMENT OF OUR COUNTRY”……

Civilizational jihad is the ax head of the mohammedan movement.

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Frank Gaffney: The Battle Against ‘Civilization Jihad’ Is a ‘Defining Moment for Our Country’

On Wednesday morning’s edition of Breitbart News Daily, Frank Gaffney president of the Center for Security Policy and recently announced advisor to presidential candidate Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% ’s national security team, joined SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon to discuss the role terrorism and border security will play in the 2016 presidential race.

Gaffney said border security issues should be a key issue for every prospective successor to President Obama.  “This is a problem that is festering.  It has for a long time. But it’s becoming… well, it’s not a festering sore any more.  This is a metastasizing cancer, really.”

He noted the increasing evidence that the Brussels bombings were meant to be radiological attacks, or “dirty bombs,” which would have made the already horrific carnage even worse, and with the possibility of further attacks looming over the next few months, national security would surely “rocket to the forefront in this election season.”

Gaffney said it was difficult to grasp the magnitude of the threat America was dealing with, “whether it’s from immigration, illegal, or refugees, or parolees, or lottery winners, or any number of other means by which we’ve been admitting people who are potentially mortal threats to this country… or whether it’s the fact that we’ve got people here already who represent those sorts of threats, and who have an infrastructure in place in this country, as we’ve seen they had in Brussels, and in Paris, and in other parts of Europe…”

More here.

THE FALL OF ROME REDUX: THE WAR AHEAD OF EUROPE……

A very prescient article for our times……..

“You cry like a woman because you couldn’t defend like a man,” said Muhammad XII’s mother as the weeping emir left the Alhambra Palace for the ceremony in which he surrendered to Spain Islam’s last West-European realm.

“Like ancient Rome, Europe has effectively opened its doors to an underprivileged workforce that brought with it a triumphalist faith’s zealots, while the Europeans themselves had fewer children, worked short hours, paid high taxes for grand public works and demanded of their citizens less and less military duty.”

Foreign Affairs: The war ahead of Europe

By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Sat, 26 Mar 2016, 03:05 AM
Photo by: REUTERS

“You cry like a woman because you couldn’t defend like a man,” said Muhammad XII’s mother as the weeping emir left the Alhambra Palace for the ceremony in which he surrendered to Spain Islam’s last West-European realm.

That was in 1492. Now the pendulum has swung. As Muslims this week again sent Christian Europe running for cover, the one shedding tears was European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

The attackers’ affiliation, motivation and aims became clear shortly after they murdered dozens and wreaked havoc in the EU’s capital: They were activated by Islamic State, which in turn explained through its news agency that it was out to attack “the Cross-bearing nations” – meaning Christendom – and that it has in store for them “black days” that will be much worse than what Europe has so far endured.

French President François Hollande’s statement following November’s attacks in his country “France is at war” this week became “Europe is at war.”

The Islamist war on Europe has now reached the very headquarters of the EU, shaking the flagpoles that line it, shortly before a major EU member – Great Britain – issued a travel warning to the EU’s capital.

Few measures could vindicate more harshly the growing suspicion that the EU is a failed experiment, and that the Muslim challenge that has been the doing of many European governments will be their union’s undoing.

THE CURRENT Muslim challenge evolved over hardly three generations, after Western Europe opened its gates to the immigration it has largely failed to absorb.

Historically, however, Europe and Islam have been at loggerheads intermittently since the eighth century, when Muslim armies conquered Spain and then invaded France through the Pyrenees before landing in Italy and reaching Rome.

Consequent Muslim rule, from Barcelona to Sicily, may be trivia to current-day Christian Europeans, but to some Muslims it is a recollection both vivid and instructing. Similarly, the Ottoman conquests at Europe’s other end remain traumatic memories in Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary.

Now this legacy of disharmony is returning to the fore.

Yet unlike previous Muslim penetrations into Europe, which followed military conquests, the current presence follows a mostly peaceful immigration whose causes and results bring to mind not medieval Europe’s struggles with its Muslims but ancient Rome’s decline and fall.

BEFORE ROME was “delivered to the licentious fury of the tribes of Germany and Scythia,” as Edward Gibbon put it in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, the number of Romans joining its army was steadily declining; the middle classes were overtaxed to finance grandiose public works; the cities that once were the empire’s social backbone were crumbling under the weight of foreign migrations; a hedonistic elite increasingly shunned politics; and a new religion’s believers threatened the social, political and cultural order.

More here. H/T: Ami

NOTE: The EU cannot reform itself, it’s based upon a very flawed model, the only sane thing left to do, is to leave it for good. Winning the hearts and minds of Muslims in Europe is a fool’s errand. Not even Israel has managed, with any great success, in winning their own fifth column’s hearts and minds.

UK: CLOTHING CHAIN MARKS&SPENCER MARKETS ISLAMOSWIMWEAR SIGN OF DHIMMITUDE AND ISLAMIZATION……

Yeah, throw ‘multiculturalism’ into the mix as well, it’s all bad all of the time……

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Not just any burkini, it’s an M&S burkini: The ultimate proof Britain is truly multicultural as Marks splashes out on a Muslim swimwear range 

Marks and Spencer launches burkha swimsuit for Muslim women

In what could be the ultimate sign of the nation’s growing diversity, Middle England’s favourite retailer has started selling burkinis. Marks & Spencer now stocks two styles of the full-length swimwear, which is designed to protect the modesty of Muslim women. The company explains that the £49.50 suit ‘covers the whole body with the exception of the face, hands and feet, without compromising on style’ and boasts: ‘It’s lightweight so you can swim in comfort.’

More here.

FRANCE: 1/4 OF TEENAGERS ARE……MUSLIMS

This does not speak well for the continuance of the republic.

The French elites relish in abstract, “élégant,” symmetrically organized concepts; they have problems with hard, rough, irregular facts. And should it come to pass that facts do not fit with concepts, they would rather ignore the former than question the latter. Even if major aspects of reality are being denied in the process, and the concepts themselves turned into inert dogmas or voided of any meaning.

Latest Survey Finds 25% of French Teenagers Are Muslims

The French see René Descartes, a 17th century philosopher, scientist, and mathematician, as the truest expression of their national mind. I am afraid they are right.

Descartes rejected authority in intellectual life and insisted on reconstructing knowledge on plain sense and strict reasoning, hence his famous motto, cogito ergo sum (“I think and therefore I am”). However, he also disdained experience as long as it could not be boiled down into logical and mathematical terms. This approach, so much at odds with the empirical and pragmatic approach favored in the Anglo-Saxon world, is indeed a hallmark of French culture — including politics.

The French elites relish in abstract, “élégant,” symmetrically organized concepts; they have problems with hard, rough, irregular facts. And should it come to pass that facts do not fit with concepts, they would rather ignore the former than question the latter. Even if major aspects of reality are being denied in the process, and the concepts themselves turned into inert dogmas or voided of any meaning.

Such a tendency was worrisome enough in the past, as some of the greatest French authors or thinkers realized, from Alexis de Tocqueville to Hippolyte Taine to Marc Bloch. It grew into an intractable problem after 1945, when France was reorganized as a statist nation, and a new administrative elite, engineered and trained by meritocratic academic institutions like Sciences Po (Political Science Schools), Ecole Normale Superieure (the Higher School for Education), and above all, Ecole nationale d’Administration (National School of Administration) engulfed the political class. Admission to ENA — through competitive examination — and graduation from ENA depend largely on mastering the required conceptual framework and never departing from it.

More here. H/T: Richard Kemp

NOTE: This is not happening in a bubble, we in the Counter-Jihad (In Defense of Classical Liberalism) have been warning about this scenario for years.