Like I’ve said for what seems for ages, in a normal world, Daniel Greenfield would be a syndicated columnist at the NYT or Washington Post with a few Pulitzer prizes under his belt. But that’s just me.


Tales from the comic book infidel underground.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

Superheroes have never been more culturally dominant than they are in the age of the billion dollar Marvel or DC blockbuster and have never been less relevant.

The emotional momentum of the idealism of Superman creators Siegel and Shuster, Batman creator Bob Kane being viciously beaten up as a boy and fantasizing about vigilante justice have died out leaving behind a lifeless cast of familiar characters owned by movie studios going through the same routines, dying and being reinvented just long to become the same thing all over again.

If someone actually set out to reinvent the superhero, to make him relevant to the world we live in today and to give him the emotional investment of classic comics, he would have to be shut out of the marketplace in self-defense. And that’s exactly what happened to Bosch Fawstin over The Infidel.

Long before the Draw Muhammad contest came under attack from Islamic terrorists, Bosch Fawstin had beena voice for truth and freedom in a field where conservative voices are unrepresented.

Frank Miller’s Holy Terror was one of the few anti-Jihad comics and DC refused to allow Batman to appear in it. But Holy Terror was a muddled work. Fawstin’s Pigman summons up Miller in his prime.

The Infidel #3 (featuring Pigman) is Fawstin’s Dark Knight Returns. It’s where his ambitious complex story comes into its own as Killian Duke, an ex-Muslim comic creator, faces a legal battle against a CAIR-like group and violent attacks by Muslims determined to silence him, including by his own brother.

More here.



Black Pete no more!

Black Pete

FM: BadNewsFromTheNetherlands:

now its purple pete 4.11.2013

Dutch Postal Authority Issues Stamp with Purple Pete

Next week the Dutch Postal Authority PostNL will issue a series of 5 stamps on the occasion of the Sinterklaas holiday. Black Pete will show up on a stamp as Purple Pete. However, PostNL denies that this has anything to do with the United Nations Commission investigation on whether Black Pete is an expression of racism.




An outrage in need of justice.

The dismissal of human rights activist and humanitarian, Chris Knowles, by the Leeds city council (UK) from his government position without any rights to due process, is present day reminder of what can happen to anyone who runs afoul of present day political correctness. The lesson to be learned here is, oppose sharia, and you’ll be cast into the outer darkness by the boobs & dolts of the British politically correct ‘elite’.

NOTE: Here is some historical background on the meaning of star chamber justice.

Dangers Of Star Chamber Justice At Leeds City Council: The Case of Chris Knowles

By  • on November 14, 2012

In August 2012 human rights activist Chris Knowles was dismissed from his post with Leeds City Council’s Governor Support Service.  This took place without due process, without the presentation of evidence, and without the right to reply.  Contrary to the most basic principles of justice he was not even given the right to appeal the decision.

Students of English history may recall that the court of Star Chamber (1) was used in a similar manner to silence dissenters and critics of arbitrary royal power. Star Chamber justice now seems to be the modus operandi of public sector agencies in the UK. Tyranny is now able to flourish in the dark areas of vague meaning, fine print, and contradictory policies.  If institutions are effectively controlled by shadowy and unaccountable elites do they operate in the public interest or in the interests of hidden agendas?

Dissent is once again being silenced in modern politically correct Britain using methods just as arbitrary as those of the 17th century.  If you disagree with the rulers then you risk losing your livelihood, being ostracized and socially marginalized, and even losing your liberty.  The level of fear created by the application of arbitrary measures reminiscent of the Star Chamber has made free speech effectively impossible in the UK.  Arbitrary justice exercised in secret is the tool of tyrants.

Communism failed in the Soviet Union because it was an ideology that pretended that the world worked in a way that it did not.  Those who offered common sense reality-based solutions were branded enemies of that system. Consequently Soviet Communism collapsed due to its inherent arrogance.

Under the Cultural Marxist system of political correctness that now appears to predominate in the public sector a similar situation prevails.  Dissenters are rigorously persecuted. When failure is institutionalized in this way, common sense policy making becomes impossible.  This is not in the public interest and it is not the mark of good governance.



Sweden is a place where whacko bizarre ideas are created and then disseminated throughout the rest of the world, and they should be seen and ridiculed as such. There is nothing remotely ‘racist’ in the character, they are seeing things that are simply just not there.

NOTE: The Swedes’ heads would be spinning if they had Finnish children’s card game, ”Musta Pekka” (Black Pete) to contend with.

“We wanted to do the exact opposite and we are very sorry if some have felt offended or felt that we were reinforcing a racist image,” said the film’s director and author of the book, Stina Wirsén, to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN).

“We don’t want to fight it at all, and therefore we’ve taken down the posters which have caused the reactions.”

The film, Little Pink and Brokiga (Liten skär och alla små brokiga), based on a book of the same name, is set to hit Swedish cinemas on September 22nd.

But one particular character in the poster – Hjärtat – has roused the public’s attention with her black face, braided hair, white eyes and oversized, full white lips.

And many are not amused by the character’s appearance.

“Showing a picture like this is like saying the N-word,” argues history of ideas scholar Mikela Lundahl of the Gothenburg University to Sveriges Radio (SR).

More here from la la land Sweden.



Islamic civilization takes direct hit.

It’s what I’ve been saying all along. Keep repeating it enough and eventually it will begin to sink in and become the prevailing thought.

H/T: Vlad, Via: Snaphanen

Not all civilisations equal, French minister says

Posted: 05 February 2012 1059 hrs
French Interior Minister Claude Gueant. (AFP/File – Patrick Kovarik)

PARIS: French Interior Minister Claude Gueant, who also holds the immigration portfolio, caused political uproar by claiming that not all civilisations are equal, with some more advanced than others.

“Contrary to what the left’s relativist ideology says, for us all civilisations are not of equal value,” Gueant on Saturday told a conference in the French parliament building, but closed to the media.

“Those which defend humanity seem to us to be more advanced than those that do not,” he argued in his speech at a meeting organised by a right-wing students group.

“Those which defend liberty, equality and fraternity, seem to us superior to those which accept tyranny, the subservience of women, social and ethnic hatred,” he went on his speech, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.

He stressed the need to “protect our civilisation.”

The interior minister’s comments provoked a torrent of criticism from the opposition and on the Internet, less than three months a head of a French presidential election.

The left denounced his speech as an attempt by President Nicolas Sarkozy to woo the far-right National Front voters ahead of the presidential election.

More here.



I reported earlier about a Swedish cartoonist whose cartoon was published in a paper alluding to the ancient African tradition of cannibalism, and the cry of outrage that ensued from it. I maintained then as I do now, the cartoon was based on actual fact, not fiction nor stereotype, the practice still exists (widely enough) to be talked about, drawn about and roundly condemned, and PC politics be damned.

NOTE: VLAD promises me a short video highlighting the factual present day reality of it in Africa. It’s to be taken from the 7 part video from Liberia, about the vicious war that consumed the country. Literally.

UPDATE: Here it is:

The U.S. Department of States recently reported 9000 children missing in Uganda over the last four years. Traffickers transport children both inside Uganda and to other countries for use in ritual sacrifices.

In 2008, police arrested a witchdoctor couple and a real estate mogul, Godfrey Kajubi, for trafficking 12 year old Joseph for ritual sacrifice. According to the police, Kajubi promised the witchdoctor couple $4021 in exchange for the heads of four children, which he planned to use for ritual.   Kajubi paid $127 for Joseph’s head, and told the couple that he would pay the rest of the promised amount when the couple brought him three more human heads.

More here.



Handel Instead of Mendelssohn

Geert Wilders in Berlin

NOTE: A TT video was used in the body of this article.

It is common wisdom that the German mass media journalists bend reality for their own purposes and present their readers with only that which fits in their ideology. Wolf Schneider showed us that in a very convincing way many years ago in his classic “Unsere tägliche Desinformation – Wie die Massenmedien uns in die Irre führen” (Our Daily Misinformation – How the media deceives us).
(How German newspapers and magazines lie to their readers in their reports about Geert Wilders’ speech in Berlin – by Wolfgang Halder / Translation: Anders Denken)
However, just as there is a great difference between whether someone knows by concept that dead bodies stink, or whether the foul smelling odor of a dead body in the neighboring apartment wafts over so much that one becomes ill of it, so it was very disturbing to me to see just how much the reporting of Geert Wilders’ speech on October 2nd in Berlin strayed off reality. I heard the speech at the “Hotel Berlin” – that which I experienced and heard has hardly anything to do with how the newspapers reported it.
In his book “While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within“, American publicist Bruce Bawer, who lived many years in Europe, gets to the heart of the problem behind the corrupted “career ethics” of European journalists: “European political journalists see themselves as part of the same intellectual elite as the mainstream politicians, and see the maintaining of social-democratic values as their collective duty.” They don’t intend to explain or inform, rather to educate, and therefore they carry out a kind of missionary journalism. They have perceived themselves, in Bawer’s opinion, not as servants of the people, but as their teachers and educators.
This attitude by European journalists encounters a similarly fatalist mentality in the their readers: “Most Americans are inclined to view journalists – as well as professors and politicians – with skepticism and even contempt. Americans have a low tolerance level for presumption and arrogant posturing. We have little patience with those who wish to be recognized by others as an authority simply because they go around spouting some kind of jargon. … Europeans, on the other hand, have been used to listening to authorities for centuries and feel more quickly at ease with conformity than we do. The European media are instruments of the governments to an extraordinary degree, they serve their purposes and reflect their ideology.”
In the deception of their readers, the German journalists make use of a broad repertoire that reaches from the simple lie to distortions, innuendos all the way to manipulating the selection of pictures. The general foundation for all articles is the refusal to respond to Wilders’ arguments. No examination of the issues takes place. The journalistic obligation to exercise diligence and the demands of the German Press Codex are often trampled on – for example, in these two points:
– “The attention to truth, the preservation of human rights and the truthful informing of the public are the greatest imperatives of the Press.”
– “News and information are to be examined for their content of truth. Their meaning is to be neither distorted or falsified in processing, headlines or captioning.
All of the citations and references that I quote here deal with the online editions of the newspapers and magazines mentioned because, out of principle, I don’t pay any money for their printed versions. For the sake of simplicity I will mention only the name of the newspaper or magazine – “Bild” therefore refers to “Bild online”; “Spiegel” is “Spiegel online,” etc.
Inaccurate Statement of Facts
The misstatements already start at the lowest level of the simple facts. Rainer Haubrich writes in “Die Welt“:
35 Euros is what each one of the more than 500 listeners paid to listen to a presentation by the Dutch Islam critic Geert Wilders.
Wrong, Mr. Haubrich, it was 15 Euros. A woman of the Berlin-Brandenburg radio station who interviewed an older gentleman sitting in the row behind me in the conference room also spoke of a “35 Euro admission” for the speech. Upon asking her interview partner about how she came to the 35 Euro figure, she couldn’t give a source, she simply heard that somewhere. – Such a thing, honored journalists, can be gathered by doing research, for example, by telephoning the organizer or by calling up the registration form, and research belongs to the most basic of the basics in the journalistic trade.
That one who is a “critical” journalist doesn’t stay with the dirty facts is demonstrated once again by Rainer Haubrich of “die Welt” with his style of writing in the first paragraph, writing “René Stadtkiewicz” for René Stadkewitz, and in asserting that the event had to do with the “convening of the new party,” FREEDOM. Is there a chief editor, final editor or a proofreader?

Jörn Hasselman and Ulrich Zawatka-Gerlach representing “Tagesspiegel” also have a hard time dealing with the facts. All the same, their article reads as follows:

Apparently, Wilders also brought followers of his own country. Directly in front of the hotel entrance there stood a large travel bus from the Netherlands.
The worldly sophistication that exudes this remark is exquisite – because the bus came from Hungary – which could be recognized by the “H” oval on it, which stands for Hungary and plainly not for Holland (which is “NL”).
What does Jan Bielicki do with Geert Wilders statement in the “Süddeutsche Zeitung“:
“A Germany full of mosques and veiled women is no longer Goethe’s, Schiller’s and Heine’s, Bach’s and Mendelssohn’s Germany”
He slyly leaves out both of the Jewish artisans named by Wilders and instead writes Handel and changes the proper genitive Wilders uses (“Schiller’s”) into the barbaric journalistic genitive (“of Schiller”) – and so, the quote by Bielicki:
“A Germany with mosques and veiled women is not the Germany of Schiller and Goethe, of Handel and Bach.”
In his second article on Wilders’ speech, Bielicki repeats this citation again, this time mastering the genitive, and he also mentions Heine and Mendelssohn and leaves out his Handel invention – but this time Goethe is also missing:
“A Germany full of mosques and full of veiled women is no longer Schilller’s and Heine’s, Bach’s and Mendelssohn’s Germany.”
“Der Spiegel” writer Severin Weiland doesn’t even undertake to mention Heine and Mendelssohn in this passage, but turns Mendelssohn into “Mendelsohn.” I guess Weiland, who according to the masthead is the interim leader of the Berlin Bureau for “Spiegel online” and socializes journalistically at the “Tageszeitung,” wrote the name Mendelssohn for the first time in his life. I doubt he even knows about Mendelssohn’s “Midsummernight’s Dream” or “Elijah,” the “Song Without Words,” or the F-Minor Quartet. He apparently knows absolutely nothing about which culture Geert Wilders and we are defending against Islam, simply because he doesn’t know it.
But that, as I have said, is only my guess. The fact is that neither Weiland nor his editorial staff know how to write Mendelssohn. And if “Spiegel” readers would whine at this place and say, oh well, a name wrongly written, that’s not so horrible, those are only virtues of secondary importance, then I would think of Karl Kraus, of whom the complete barbarity of National Socialism was made apparent back then, when his followers didn’t put a comma between “Heil” and “Hitler” in their greeting “Heil Hitler.”
The Haider Comparison
Holland’s Haider” is how the teaser line reads above the “Bild” headline about Wilders’ speech. One can’t trust his eyes. Here, there is a mixture of the German journalist’s tendency to alliterate coupled with ignorance of the subject. Jörg Haider, Kadaffy’s friend who said of himself that he was “in very good with Saddam Hussein,” and who positioned himself against the freedom of expression in the caricature controversy (“Freedom of expression and freedom of foolishness are two different things”), and who said of Israel, “it calls itself a democracy,” in which he meant, “we must respect the Arabic world,” and who also put George Bush on a level with Saddam Hussein…
The Blond Beast
Geert Wilders is blond. Whether it’s natural or chemical, this, to a civilized person, should be as uninteresting as Angela Merkel’s cup size because the color of hair is as unimportant for a politican’s effect as the size of his shoe. The mention of it is cheap propaganda and the most primitive form of all ad hominem arguments, that is, the mention of the bodily feature of a person whose opinion is unfavorable.
And simply by reason of this primitive attitude, hardly a German journalist that has written anything about Wilders’ speech in Berlin doesn’t mention his hair color: “The man with the blond mane” (Spiegel); “the tall man with the white-blond hair combed behind” (Focus) “when Wilders’ blonde-dyed bouffant-styled hair appears on the stage in there” (Frankfurter Rundschau); the “tall and strikingly blond Dutchman” (WAZ); “the man with the head full of blond hair” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). And journalist Eva Male of “die Presse” in Austria goes even further in letting her bleaching competence play out:
What constitutes the attractiveness of the tall, baby-faced man with the tender features and the bleached blond crop of hair that is in major need of being recolored?
The allusion plays along in the subliminal to the “blond beast roaming lasciviously about in search of booty and victory” in Nietzsche’s “Genealogy of Morality,” because the authors who mention Wilder’s hair color intend to use it to conjure up the following subconscious chain of associations in the readers: Wilders – blond – blond beast – Nietzsche – Nazis = Nazi. This process is not to be exceeded in its evil absurdity: After the manner of the National Socialists, a bodily characteristic is employed for the disgracing of a person so that this person appears to be a National Socialist.

How well the stigmatizations are tangled up among the representatives of the mainstream media can be seen in the example of a journalist who was asked in front of the “Hotel Berlin” why he was there (see the following video). Because of the “speech of a racist politician,” was his answer. Upon being questioned where his judgment of “racist,” was based, he then relativized his statement and then became suspicious. For him, anybody of the press wanting an argumentative foundation for such an assertion was evidently something he needed to get used to.

(Source: Tundra Tabloids)
The Rudi Carrell Factor
Harmless, but also completely senseless, is the remark in the SZ (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) that Wilders sounds like Rudi Carrell: Wilders spoke “In fluent Rudi Carrell German,” Andreas Ross in the FAZbubbles out, and Jan Bielicki in the SZ asserts:
He reads his speech in German, in that Rudi Carrell cadence that causes hard sayings to come across softly.
Ross and Bielicki appear never to have heard any Dutch person other than Rudi Carell speak. This is simply how it sounds when a Dutch person speaks German. So? What’s so significant about that? What valuable information can the reader glean of both of these flagships of the German “Journalism of Quality” about this?
Islam Over and Over Again
In the “Spiegel,” it sounds accusatory: “Islam, over and over again, Islam – that pervades throughout his speech.” Should Geert Wilders have talked about the history of dike building in Holland instead? It’s part of the nature of the subject, that within his speech which has Islam as its theme, Islam should constantly come up. The “Hotel Berlin,” on the weekend that Geert Wilders spoke there, was also the place where participants in the “Diabetes in Science and Practice” conference stayed overnight. Imagine if a conference reporter had taken the speakers to task for speaking “about diabetes, over and over again, diabetes” – not a person would ever take this journalist seriously anymore. Such incompetence is not only allowed in political reporting, it’s actually the rule.
The Bodyguards
“Wherever Geert Wilders goes, there are his bodyguards,” Bild writes, and in the “Süddeutsche,” it reads, he is “surrounded by brawny personal security by the Dutch police.” Here, the subtle insidiousness of the SZ can again be admired. The “brawny personal security” – that sounds rather threatening and negative, casts a bad light on Wilders, this “shady figure from the Netherlands” (Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger). However, what else should bodyguards be other than brawny? It’s their duty anyway to employ their bodies for the protection of other people. If they had the stature of Gregor Gysi, such a thing would be impossible for them.
However, the SZ left out the most important thing in connection with personal protection: Geert Wilders has had it hard under personal protection, but he has needed it for years – just like Ayaan Hirsi Ali – because devout Muslims threaten to kill both of them. Everyone knows since the Theo van Gogh’s 2004 murder in Amsterdam that these are not idle threats. However, the fact that itself unleashes a compassionate sympathy in any normal person is used against Wilders in the SZ. This is misanthropic propaganda of the sickest kind.
Pictures and Captions
Every reader notices the pictures first. Even if he doesn’t read the article, he at least reads the title and the caption. Therefore he can be manipulated especially well. This is what “Die Welt” also does in their spread of pictures: “Whistles and applause for Geert Wilders” is shown with all eight pictures. First of all, there was no whistling during the speech, secondly, the sequence – first the whistling, then the applause – is intended to turn the mood against Wilders. The alleged hundred demonstrators in front of the hotel (I counted just under fifty) were acknowledged in three pictures by “Die Welt”; the 540 participants inside the hotel, on the other hand, had one single picture.
Der Spiegel” digs really deep into the propaganda grab bag for their choice of pictures. Wilders is seen turning around in his armchair to look at the canvas behind him and watch the video message by Oskar Freysinger. With eyes looking upward, it has the effect of a zombie, as can be recognized only among blondes. In addition, the whole thing was shot from below. Ever since the days of the expressionist silent movies, this has been a favorite and effective means for demonizing and presenting somebody in a negative light.
All Cultures Are the Same
Much stir has existed over Wilders’ statement, “that our culture is superior to certain other cultures.” Wilders’ arguments against the equality of every culture, this doctrine of multi-culturalism, for example, are not refuted by Severein Weiland in “Spiegel,” rather are hinted at with a murmuring allusion. Wilders’ position leads to Auschwitz:
In this place, the applause was rather reserved. Perhaps some in the room remember those times when Germans soared to the rank of Master Race.
In this, Wilders, with his reference to Schiller, Goethe and Heine, to the First Amendment of the American Constitution, and to the fact that “free individuals are free moral agents,” makes it very clear which culture he means when he speaks of one that is superior to Islam. He means the “Western civilization,” which is the “freest and most flourishing one on earth” (Wilders quotations) – in other words, the capitalist West in which the freedom of the individual and their “pursuit of happiness” are the highest values. In this, Wilders means exactly that culture, which the socialisms of all colors – brown and red, national and international – and Islam just as well intend to destroy.
I would like to have heard an argument by Severin Weiland all the others who critize Wilders’ statements as to why a culture in which the life of a woman is worth less than the left testicle of a man, in which a man feels unclean if a woman gives him the hand, and in which a woman who is raped pollutes the honor of her family while a son who is raped doesn’t, and why such a culture is on an even par with Western civilization and its values, such as individual freedom, equality under the law and free speech.
However, it is vain to look for arguments among Wilders antagonists, for against such people as Wilders there is no need of arguments. He’s blond, he’s critical of Islam, he’s a populist. That’s enough. In all of this, he is seen as invalidated and morally inferior – and this in Schiller’s, Goethe’s and Heine’s land.


 Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa organized
successful anti-Islamization event
Politically Incorrect was there to cover it
GOV has VH’s translation from Politically Incorrect:
“Meanwhile, the first photos and reports from the BPE (Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa, “Citizens Movement Pax Europa”) rally in Berlin are coming in. With two hundred participants, the rally may be regarded an initial success of a new civil resistance movement against the Islamization of Europe.
The word on the Internet spread about the dream of the Left Party [Die Linke], Antifa, Turkish fascists [Grey Wolves, Ottoman Nazis] and the Greens, to explicitly cause “Cologne conditions” in Berlin today [i.e., attempts to obstruct the rally], and thus also try to criminalize the expression of moderate Islam criticism that comes from the heart of the civil society, but the effort failed miserably.The few incited youths were unable to disrupt the event. At the fringes of the rally some discussions occurred between Muslims and participants in the event. In the next few days we will publish the speeches on PI as videos.
A comment on PI News: The fact that Robert Spencer was invited, and accepted the invitation, and also actually came to Berlin was a success… We need more such expert speakers in the future. Congratulations to BPE.”
This is of course great news that Robert Spencer makes it to these events, and helps to provide a good backdrop for the demonstration. I think Robert’s smile is as big as the Israeli flag he’s proudly holding. We need more of his calibur to help with the fight against Islamization, and something tells me that there are bright, upcoming stars within the movement that look to be as promising as Robert. Great going all around. KGS