THE ANTI-ISRAEL MOVEMENT ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES: SAVING DEMOCRACY FROM ITSELF
by NOAH BECK16 Apr 2015
Every democracy must defend itself against those who exploit its liberties to destroy it from within. The West must realize that naïvely open societies are the meals of plotting wolves, and totalitarian ideologies will exploit every freedom and benefit of the doubt that they are given.
The documentary film The Grand Deception, by terrorism expert Steven Emerson, demonstrates in frightening detail just how much the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated U.S. society – from the media, to university campuses, to local and federal government. Apologists for Islamists will reflexively label the expose as “islamophobic” but the film is based on well-documented cases pursued by the Department of Justice.
Unfortunately, one of the dangers underscored in the film has already materialized: Islamists and their sympathizers increasingly dominate college campuses, and the trend threatens those who want to remain free of sharia law, those who openly support Israel, and those who care about free speech and academic freedom. Groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) are increasingly active on campuses across North America, even though they advocate for Israel’s destruction, admire terrorists, and are making Jewish students feel unsafe.
U.S. President Barack Obama Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.Gov screen capture
U.S. President Barack Obama held two meetings with American Jews last week. They were the best of meetings, they were the worst of meetings. In reverse order.
The worst part of the worst meeting – from the perspective of Americans who care about regional stability in the Middle East and the continued existence of the Jewish State – was an offer made by J Street-esque Jews who promised to “do the leg work” for Obama if he decides to remove the “veto protection of Israel” at the United Nations, as reported in the Algemeiner.
At the first meeting, the Jewish organization heads represented the concerns of pro-Israel Americans regarding this administration’s recent actions, particularly regarding steps to allow Iran to come out from under the yoke of international sanctions regarding its nuclear program.
Participants in this meeting included representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the World Jewish Congress, The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, AIPAC, B’nai Brith, the ADL, the Jewish Federations, representatives of the three major streams of Judaism, and partisan and leftist groups such as the National Jewish Democratic Council, the Israel Policy Forum, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, J Street and the National Council of Jewish Women, according to the JTA.
ISIS fighters clash with security forces inside Iraq’s largest refinery
Baghdad – Islamic state militants clashed with security forces inside Iraq’s largest refinery on Thursday and held on to recent gains in the west of the country, as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the extremist group remained “very, very dangerous”.
The insurgents suffered a major defeat this month when Iraqi troops and Shi’ite paramilitaries routed them from the city of Tikrit, but are now striking back at Baiji refinery and in the western province of Anbar.
How about truth telling about Islam in order to confront Islam?
One again, Germans take the soft approach to supporters of an intolerant, anti-democratic ideology. We’ve already seen where that approach led the world some +70 years ago.
In France, lessons in secularism to confront radical Islam
The French government wants to send imams to classes in secularism and religious freedom as a measure to prevent home-grown extremism. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Lyon on a program that is paving the way.
Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where the Bible dominates a recent lecture.
The subject may seem unsurprising in this ancient city that was once a bastion of French Catholicism. But the dozen or so people jotting down notes are not theology students. One young woman wears a headscarf. A man sports the beard of a devout Muslim. Still others are non-Muslim civil servants working for the local government.
All are enrolled in a program on secularism and religious freedom that is jointly run by two Lyon universities and the city’s Grand Mosque. They’re the unlikely foot soldiers of a national campaign for greater religious tolerance and to help shape a moderate, Western-oriented “Islam a la Francaise.”
The drive has taken on new urgency since January’s terrorist attacks in Paris and the departure of hundreds of French youths to join jihadist movements in the Middle East. The Socialist government has responded with a raft of new measures to fight home-grown extremism. Among them: plans to enroll hundreds of imams and other key Muslim figures in civics training programs – and to make them mandatory for chaplains working in prisons and the military.
But Lyon’s program has broader ambitions, as it reaches out to include government officials in the training.
“As long as we have terrorism growing in different European countries, Sweden cannot be safe,” he said when asked about rising numbers of Scandinavians travelling to and from the middle east to fight alongside Isis and other extremist groups.
“The most dangerous leaders of Isis in our region are Scandinavian…that’s what we have as information,” he said.
“Terrorism is not a domestic issue, it’s not even regional, it’s global,” the President also noted.
The Expressen interview was published days after Sweden’s Security Service (Säpo) told The Local there was “very little” it can do to stop people travelling to Syria to join al-Qaeda inspired groups, as EU officials estimated up to 6000 people from across Europe have now fought in the war-torn nation.
Säpo confirmed to The Local that at least 150 Swedish residents were known to have been to Syria or Iraq to fight for Isis or other extremist groups, with intelligence suggesting that at least 35 had died in the process.
Remember that university professor that allowed (incited) his students to disrupt guest speaker Richard Kemp from engaging the audience during his lecture at Sydney University? Well he’s been threatened with sanction by the dean of the school.
Pro-Palestine lecturer faces Sydney University sanction
THE AUSTRALIAN APRIL 16, 2015
By Ean Higgins
Sydney University has issued a “show cause” letter to academic Jake Lynch, threatening him with disciplinary action over his conduct at a public lecture last month which was interrupted by pro-Palestinian students.
The move will be welcomed by Jewish student leaders who alleged Professor Lynch made gestures and statements towards a Jewish woman at the event which they claim were anti-Semitic, a claim Professor Lynch vigorously denies.
But it will see a chorus of outrage from sections of the student and academic community for whom Professor Lynch has become a hero for his support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign against Israel.
The “show cause” letters allege breaches of university rules by a number of people at the melee in which students, one using a megaphone, shouted and chanted pro-Palestinian slogans as retired British colonel Richard Kemp, a vocal defender of the Israeli Defence Force, was giving his talk. More here
AMID CHAOS, AL-QAIDA CONSOLIDATES HOLD OF YEMEN PROVINCE BY AHMED AL-HAJ AND SARAH EL DEEB
AP Photo/Hani Mohammed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country’s largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area’s main military base, and striking an alliance with local tribal leaders to administer the region.
The gains highlight how al-Qaida has exploited the chaos in Yemen, where Shiite rebels are battling forces loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. A 3-week-old Saudi-led air campaign in support of Hadi has so far failed to halt the rebels’ advance.
Military officials and residents said al-Qaida fighters clashed briefly with members of one of Yemen’s largest brigades outside Mukalla, the capital of Hadramawt province, which the militants overran earlier this month. The militants then seized control of Riyan airport and moved to secure their hold on the city’s main seaport, which is also an oil terminal.
The security officials, speaking from Sanaa on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the press, said the leaders of the brigade in charge of protecting the entire area fled.
Nasser Baqazouz, an activist in the city, said the troops guarding the airport put up little resistance to al-Qaida fighters. “They are consolidating their hold of the city and will paralyze the whole coast of Hadramawt,” he said.
Alternative headline: Finnish iron triangle* successfully indoctrinates the nation on Glo-Bull warming.
But here’s a classic example of disconnect, 80% of Finns believe that ‘climate change’ is real and man made, but:
The Climate Barometer 2015 survey shows that Finns are aware of the causes and effects of climate change and that they believe the primary cause of climate change is greenhouse gases arising from human activities. However, approximately half of the respondents felt that the scientific community does not fully agree on the cause of global warming.
So at least 30% of those Finns responding who are certain that glo-bull warming is a real man made phenomenon, admit that scientific community itself is still uncertain about the cause(s) of the so called phenomenon. Most importantly of all, the overwhelming majority are unwilling to change their own lifestyles to compliment their (non-factual) deep seated views.
Climate change a worry, but has hardly changed lifestyles
Most Finns see climate change as a major threat, but not many have changed their own lifestyles to help combat it.
A new survey of attitudes on climate change shows that the majority of Finns agree that Finland should reduce its emissions regardless of what other countries are doing. Image: Henning Kaiser / EPA
Most Finns consider it important for Finland to be a pioneer in the adoption of emission reduction technologies. They also wish decision-makers would adopt more active climate policies and companies would develop new solutions for mitigating climate change.
According to the newly-released Climate Barometer 2015 survey, carried out by TNS Gallup and commissioned by the state administration’s Steering Group for Climate Communications, almost a third of respondents said that they plan to vote for a candidate in this week’s elections who has pledged to actively work to mitigate climate change. The survey was conducted to examine public views on climate change and climate policy before the general election.
The vast majority also considers it important for Finland to be a pioneer in the adoption of emission reduction technologies and believe that developing new expertise and technical solutions can improve Finland’s competitiveness and create new jobs.
Most respondents would also like Finland to increase the use of renewable energy, such as solar power, wind power and biofuels, even at the cost of making energy more expensive.
Backing for new global agreement
Over 80% of the respondents agreed that international negotiations should swiftly lead to a new global agreement on climate change for reducing global emissions.
According to Finns, the most important decisions affecting climate change are made by large developing countries, such as China and India, and by the United States, while the importance of the measures and policies of the EU and Finland itself are considered to be significantly lower. The actions of major international businesses are also considered important by most Finns.
Just under half of the respondents are of the opinion that richer countries, such as Finland, should support developing countries and the poorest ones in adapting to climate change. Approximately half of the respondents supported the notion of focusing Finland’s development aid increasingly towards climate change mitigation and adaption.
Few personal lifestyle changes
The Climate Barometer 2015 survey shows that Finns are aware of the causes and effects of climate change and that they believe the primary cause of climate change is greenhouse gases arising from human activities. However, approximately half of the respondents felt that the scientific community does not fully agree on the cause of global warming.
A clear majority is of the opinion that climate change is one of the largest global threats and that its effects can already be seen in different parts of the world. However, few Finns have changed their own behaviour in order to mitigate climate change.
This survey found that two-thirds of the respondents felt that the statement “I have changed my modes of transport, eating habits or housing solutions in order to mitigate climate change” described them poorly or rather poorly. Only just over one-third consider climate impacts when deciding on purchases.
On the other hand, the respondents felt that there is a great need for new low-emission services. Over 80% considered them to be very or rather important in solving the problem of climate change.
A total of 1,005 people aged 15–74 from different parts of Finland, excluding the Åland Islands, participated in the survey. TNS Gallup collected the survey material during a forum respondent panel held on 5–14 March 2015. Yle
NOTE:*Iron triangle refers to the Political ruling elite, the media and the academy.
Once again Congress hands over its power to the executive run by an arrogant, petty jackass, who insists on a policy that will enable Iran to nuke up. This shows us once and for all, the GOP leadership is as bad, if not worse than the Democrats, they pretend to stand for something then turn on a dime and lie through their teeth.
But first, Bostom on the Steve Malzberg show discussing the turn of events.
Shameful Corker “Compromise” Is a Triumph For The Obama Administration’s Iran Negotiations Strategy
Yesterday, April 14, 2015 a much ballyhooed “compromise” regarding S.615, “Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.” was unanimously agreed upon within the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Independent Politico.com, and Washington Post assessments of critical aspects of the lauded compromise brokered by Republican Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, and Democrat Ben Cardin helped eliminate my own cautious optimism about what in fact transpired.
Though it gives Congress an avenue to reject the lifting of legislative sanctions that will be a key part of any deal with Iran, it explicitly states that Congress does not have to approve the diplomatic deal struck by Iran, the United States and other world powers… nor does it treat an Iran agreement like a treaty
This claim is substantiated on p. 32 of the updated bill, under a section entitled, “EFFECT OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTION WITH RESPECT TO NUCLEAR AGREEMENTS WITH IRAN,”which states in lines 16-19,
16‘‘(C) this section does not require a vote by
17 Congress for the agreement to commence;
18 ‘‘(D) this section provides for congressional
Moreover, as Karen DeYoung and Mike DeBonis added in their Washington Post report:
Obama retains the right to veto any action to scuttle an Iran pact. To override, a veto would require a two-thirds majority of both House and Senate.
Accordingly, the Corker-Cardin compromise validates the Obama Administration’s negotiations strategy. That “strategy” is contrary to almost all past arms control agreements of consequence, which have been Senate Advice and Consent Treaties, whose approval requires a 2/3 vote in the Senate. The Obama Administration, in contrast, is hell-bent on giving legitimacy to Iran’s uranium enrichment program, and waiving economic sanctions on Iran, while not submitting the fruits of its masterful negotiations to a Congressional vote for initial approval, prior to implementing the agreement. These developments should be a tocsin of looming calamity given that the framework fiasco for this pending deal includes an inadequate/“hotly contested” inspections process, while also fully ignoring Iran’s ballistic missile and nuclear weaponization programs.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) commented wistfully that although the bill “created” the role of post-hoc “congressional review,” it remained “a long way from advice and consent” for an agreement which “rises to the level of a treaty.” But Iran—a self-proclaimed jihadist state with global hegemonic aspirations—remains in an open-ended, “fierce” jihad war with the U.S. “at all levels,” as one “moderate” Iranian adviser to former moderate Iranian President Khatami recently explained. Notwithstanding Sen. Johnson’s rueful acknowledgment, Senate Republicans have shirked their Constitutional, and moral responsibility, rather than confront the implications of Iran’s religiously-inspired bellicosity. With the exception of a gimlet-eyed young Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)—who speaks candidly about tactical destruction of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, which is the only rational way to thwart Iran’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons capability—Senate Republicans have cravenly acquiesced to cynical, perverse Obama Administration bullying so as not to be labeled “warmongers.”
I can only shake my head in wonder at the dizzying pace all of this is happening.
Whatever version Iran would have gotten in 2010, she will almost certainly get the newest version of the S-300PMU-2 today. It will in any case be a more modern system than the S-300PMU-1 Cyprus has deployed, an early 1990s version purchased in 1997. Iran’s will have, e.g., upgraded target acquisition radar and probably the –PMU-2’s newer, longer-range missile introduced in the late 1990s.
But an announcement from February 2015 suggests Iran may get the Russian army’s variant of the S-300 system. A Russian industry official stated that the army system had been offered to Iran, and negotiations were ongoing.
From bad to ugly
That purchase would put this in the category of “worse.” The army system – the Antey-2500, or S-300VM – is a newer system, comprehensively redesigned in the late 1990s and entering the foreign market in the last decade. It has several characteristics that make it a show-stopper for minimum-footprint air strikes, of the kind the public imagines that either Israel or the U.S. would undertake.
Bad, or worse? Depends on what the meaning of ‘S-300’ is
By J.E. Dyer on April 17, 2015 at 12:44 am
Readers will have seen by now that Vladimir Putin has lifted Russia’s 2010 ban on selling the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran. For the record, this is bad. There’s a certain amount of nonsense being talked about it, but it is bad.
One of the most important things about it, however, is that it very well could be worse. In fact, the Russian announcement comes at a good time to remind us that it already is worse. The “S-300” problem is bigger than the Israel-Iran dynamic. Even within the bounds of that dynamic, there’s “worse” to worry about. But the S-300 problem extends well beyond it.
I’ll look at some of the key ways here. First a bit of orientation. The air defense picture of Iran is a nice way to visualize the kind of difference the S-300 can make. Presented here is a set of graphics using Iran as an illustration.
See the S-300 change the game
Graphic 1 shows Iran with a pre-S-300 baseline. Missile systems are grouped and layered to protect high-value areas. The anti-air missile system with the longest intercept range – the former-Soviet SA-5 system – is permanently installed, in a characteristic site configuration, and is thus relatively easy to find and attack preemptively. The shorter-range systems on the graphic are also installed at permanent sites. Iran has modern, mobile anti-air missile systems, but their range is extremely short; they are deployed, at need, to high-value locations, and neutralizing them is part of routine planning for a strike package by a force like the IAF or the U.S. military.
How does the game change?
No defensive system makes attack impossible. It makes attack cost more. The Israelis have already said that the S-300 won’t deter them from doing what they need to do, and that’s not just bluster. It’s also not an announcement of a suicide pact for the IAF.
What the S-300 will do, however, is make certain kinds of attack impossible. A campaign that lacks extensive preparation to punch safe corridors for air attackers will not be possible. And the priority list of main targets (i.e., the nuclear-arms-related sites) will have to be shortened – or be attacked by other methods.
A corollary to the first point is that an attack force will have to do more damage to Iran’s infrastructure, in order to punch those safe air corridors. (Which, it’s important to say, will only be relatively safe.)
Italian police: Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard
By Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna, CNN
Updated 3:03 PM ET, Thu April 16, 2015
Rome (CNN)Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard — killing them — because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.
Italian authorities have arrested 15 people on suspicion of murdering the Christians at sea, police in Palermo, Sicily, said.
The original group of 105 people left Libya on Tuesday in a rubber boat. Sometime during the trip north across the Mediterranean Sea, the alleged assailants — Muslims from the Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal — threw the 12 overboard, police said.
Other people on the voyage told police that they themselves were spared “because they strongly opposed the drowning attempt and formed a human chain,” Palermo police said.
The boat was intercepted by an Italian navy vessel, which transferred the passengers to a Panamanian-flagged ship. That ship docked in Palermo on Wednesday, after which the arrests were made, police said.
The 12 who died were from Nigeria and Ghana, police said.
Thousands of people each year make the dangerous sea journey from North Africa to Europe’s Mediterranean coast, often aboard vessels poorly equipped for the trip. Many of them attempt the voyage to flee war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
Of course, Finland’s Erkki Tuomioja (Marxist hack) is leading the charge for these anti-Jew hacks.
EU foreign ministers want labeling on W. Bank products
April 16, 2015, 3:07 pm
The foreign ministers of 16 out of 28 member states of the EU send a letter to the union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, asking her to promote the labeling of products made in the West Bank and sold in stores across the continent, Haaretz reports.
Signatures come from the foreign minister of the UK, Belgium and France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Croatia, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Luxembourg and Malta, as well as from Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
Significantly lacking from the document is the signature of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walther Steinmeier.
While the letter certainly has symbolic significance in bringing to the fore the displeasure of European countries with Israel’s settlement policies, its actual economic effect is yet to be seen.
Israeli vegetables are often prominently labeled as made in Israel and sell for higher prices in European markets because of their superior quality. Several years ago Chinese farmers forged Israeli labeling to boost their sales.
The way the tweet was constructed, it could be understood by all who read it that it was directly aimed at the Jewish community, and not specifically, at Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub.
Did George Galloway just retweet an implicit threat to British Jews?
George Galloway is the pro-Hamas, pro-Hezbollah MP from Bradford West who routinely demonizes Israel, Israelis and the state’s Jewish supporters in the diaspora. Though Galloway has blocked us, a pro-Israel activist who hasn’t been blocked forwarded a snapshot of the following retweet by Galloway from just a couple of days ago.
Now, let’s look at this closely.
The Tweet was sent by a pro-Palestinian activist named Baz Hussain on April 14th. It was tweeted directly to George Galloway, and shows Hussain with a Palestinian flag outside of the Bradford Reform Synagogue. Three Jews, including what appears to be a child, are outside the synagogue doors.
The photo, we’ve learned, is from last August and depicts Hussain taking part in a protest against Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub, who was speaking at the synagogue. Taub was speaking to the Jewish community in Bradford in defiance of Galloway’s declaration that the community was an “Israeli-free zone”.
Hussain adds the following to the photo of himself outside the Bradford synagogue: “Let me at em George…”.
Galloway retweeted this to his 239,000 followers.
Whilst the protest attended by Hussain was putatively directed at the Israeli Ambassador, most people seeing Galloway’s retweet would of course not know that, and would likely assume that his words, “Let me at em George“, were directed at the Jewish community in Bradford.
You can’t accurately criticize Islamic State without addressing Islam, so that’s why Muslims and Obama take to spreading the false meme that IS does not represent Islam.
And to all those in the West who visit the UAE, trade with it and invest their money in the desert sand lot, I quote Carnac The Magnificent:
”May the flies of a thousand camels infest your armpits”.
Man charged with ‘insulting Islam’ in Dubai over Facebook post on Isis violence in Iraq
An Indian man has reportedly been charged with “insulting Islam” in Dubai over a Facebook post.
The 41-year-old man, who has not been named, has appeared before the Court of First Instance in the United Emirates (UAE), the Khaleej Times reported.
He allegedly made the offending comments in conversations and posts on the social network in July last year, after watching a video about the escalating violence in Iraq as Isis swept through the country.
It’s been nearly three months but nobody has an answer to this question. Nisman was relentlessly investigating the AMIA bombing from 1994 and pointing fingers at Tehran. Too much evidence showd that Tehran is just as involved with Nisman’s murder as it is in the AMIA bombing.
And yet, the Iranian suspects which include top officials such as former presidents, wannabe presidents, IRGC commanders, cabinet ministers etc…are all far from even being investigated.
This is the cost of maintaining diplomatic ties with Iran: innocent people die while government officials are forced to cover up.
ISRAEL AS A NAZI STATE: MAJOR HOLOCAUST INVERSION IN EUROPE
By Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld
The widespread anti-Semitism in Europe is coming increasingly in the open. The more it develops, the more Israel is accused by hatemongers or by using double standards against it. For many, Europeans this is a necessity in order to whitewash both the continent’s past and present. For some it serves to specifically cover their ancestors’ crimes.
The classic core theme of anti-Semitism is that Jews embody absolute evil. This extremely false accusation has been propagated intensely for many centuries and has lead to major discrimination, murders, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The notion of what absolute evil is has mutated over the centuries as cultures evolved. In contemporary Western societies, the main perception of absolute evil is behaving like the Nazis, or committing genocide.
The massive presence of anti-Semites in the world leads regularly to accusations that Israel acts toward the Palestinians like the German Nazis and their allies behaved toward the Jews. I have coined for this severely dangerous hate motif the expression Holocaust inversion.1Far-reaching anti-Israel hate mongering is strongest in many parts of the Arab and Muslim world. However surprising, Holocaust inversion there is often combined with Holocaust denial.2
A number of studies concerning several European countries show that Holocaust inversion is a mainstream phenomenon in the European Union. This has been the case already for many years. Germany is the country where there are most studies available concerning this topic. All these studies demonstrate the presence of large numbers of Holocaust inverters.
A study by the German Social Democratic Friedrich Ebert Foundation published in 2015 found that in September 2014, 27% of Germans agreed with the statement that “What Israel does today toward the Palestinians is no different than what the Nazis did toward the Jews.” A second similar question was also asked – “Do you agree with the statement that Israel conducts a war of extermination against the Palestinians?” About 40% of Germans polled agreed with this statement.3
This year the Bertelsmann foundation published a study which showed that 41% of the Germans polled agreed with the statement that “How the state of Israel behaves today toward the Palestinians is in principle not different from what the Nazis in the Third Reich did with the Jews.” The underlying poll was carried out by TNS in 2013.4
Other earlier studies show that there may be a declining trend of Holocaust inversion, yet the figures remain extremely high. A study published in 2011 by the University of Bielefeld was carried out as well on behalf of the Ebert Foundation. It was undertaken in seven European countries. Researchers polled one thousand people per country over the age of sixteen in fall 2008.
One of the questions asked was whether they agreed with the assertion that Israel is carrying out a war of extermination against the Palestinians. The lowest percentages of those who agreed were in Italy and the Netherlands, with 38% and 39% respectively. Other percentages were: Hungary 41%, United Kingdom 42%, Germany 48%, and Portugal 49%. In Poland the figure was 63%.5
If one extrapolates these figures to the entire European Union one can conclude that out of its 400 million citizens of sixteen years and older 150 million embrace a demonic view of Israel. Those who answered in the affirmative expressed deeply anti-Semitic views.
In the first years of this century the University of Bielefeld undertook a similar study, this one relating to Germany only. More than 2,500 people there were asked whether they agreed with the statement: “What the state of Israel does today to the Palestinians is in principle no different from what the Nazis did to the Jews in the Third Reich.” Fifty-one percent answered in the affirmative.Sixty-eight percent agreed that: “Israel undertakes a war of destruction against the Palestinians.”6
A few leading European politicians have compared Israelis to Nazis. One finds senior social democratic politicians among them, such as French President Francois Mitterrand,7 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme8and Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.9
There are many other extreme cases of demonization of Israel in Germany. For example the German Holocaust foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility, Future” (EVZ) is meant to educate about the Holocaust. It has however also used public funds to finance extreme hatred of Israel. It provided more than 20,000 euros for a 2010-2011 student-exchange program. Participants included an East German high school and an Israeli Arab school. Project organizers published a brochure that demonized Israel and compared it to the former communist East German state.
The same agency financed a program for the Anne Frank School in Gutersloh that hosted a Dutch Jewish Holocaust survivor and known anti-Israel hatemonger, Hajo Meyer. There, Meyer equated the suffering of the Palestinians with the persecution and mass murder of Jews in the Holocaust. He also termed Israel a “criminal state.”10 Leon de Winter, a best-selling Jewish Dutch novelist, said that Meyer suffers from extreme “survival guilt.” He added that all Israel-bashing groups love Meyer because of the combination of his being a Jew and a Holocaust survivor.11
There is an additional vile dimension to the European Holocaust inversion, because behavior and ideology similar to that of the Nazis is widespread nowadays. Important movements with ideological genocidal programs similar to those of the Nazis can be found in the Muslim world. They are based on their interpretations of the Koran. Among these Islamo-Nazi movements are Hamas, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab as well as others. The word Islamo-Nazism is however rarely used by European politicians and media.
There remains a final question. The Israeli government almost entirely ignores the Holocaust inversion in Europe. I have pointed this it out over the past few years to various high ranking officials. They listen politely but these conversation are never followed up by actions.
A real intelligent statement would include the fact that Islam is not like any other religion, that is at its basic core, a highly intolerant, anti-human, genocidal ideology that retards any society that it gains a grip on. The need to halt all immigration from Muslim countries, and repatriate the ones who reject our society, is now. That would have been a more intelligent statement.
Queen Margrethe wades in to immigration debate
The queen said immigrants need to know what they’re getting into when they come to Denmark. Photo: Henrik Rasmussen/Scanpix
Queen Margrethe also waded in to the hyper-charged discussion of immigration.
Whereas the queen has previously urged her people to be welcoming and accepting of immigrants and refugees, she said in her new interview that it is important to “set requirements”.
“It is obvious that when a society accepts a lot of people from the outside, one must also set the requirement that they understand where they have come. We will make space [for them], but they have come to our society and they can therefore not expect that their old societal models can just be carried on in our country,” Queen Margrethe said.
“They can go to the mosque when they want – anything else would be unreasonable – but when they begin to do things that aren’t consistent with the overarching patterns of Danish society, they must realize that that will not do,” she added.
The queen said that newcomers need to accept Denmark the way it is, terrible weather and all.
“That November begins at the end of October and lasts until the end of March isn’t fun to experience when you come from a dry and warm climate. One can become sad from all of that greyness. But that is a premise of living here,” she said.
The fakes in the fake parliament even declined to use the word genocide.
Erdogan ridicules EU parliament
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that an EU parliament resolution urging recognition of the Armenian genocide will “go in one ear and out from the other”. The European Commission and the EU Council in their statements declined to use the word genocide, as did the US on Tuesday. EU Observor
Lars Vilks started right out with the reasons why his scheduled speech at Karlsburg university in Sweden was cancelled, not due to security problems, but due to the lack of political will by the school’s dean. Same here in Finland, it was the same reason for the event to be cancelled at the Finnish House of Parliament, due to supposed ”security reasons”, only to be rescheduled to take place in a restaurant.
Interestingly enough, the event was able to be carried out, amid massive number of police security teams, and no one in the Finnish media is questioning the accuracy of ”two reports” mentioned by the government, as the sole reason for the cancellation at the house of Parliament (Eduskunta). Political cowards.
There’s no utopian solution for guiding human communities.
Daniel Greenfield explains Islam 101:
"Every devout Muslim is an "Islamist". Islam is not a personal religion. It is a religion of the public space. A "moderate" Muslim would have to reject Islam as a religion of the public space, as theocracy, and that secularism would be a rejection of Islam.
Nothing in Islam exists apart from anything else. While liberals view culture and religion as a buffet that they can pick and choose from, it is a single integrated system. If you accept one part, you must accept the whole. Once you accept any aspect of Islam, you must accept its legal system and once you accept that, you must accept its governance and once you accept that, you lose your rights.''
BLOGGING FROM FINLAND
The UN, ''a crooked court with jury hanging judges'' It's the international Jim Crow of our times. Israel can expect the same kind of ‘justice” from the UN, that a Black African American could expect in the formerly segregated southern states of the US.