Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iranian FM on Israel: "There is no such country"

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From Haaretz:
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, declaring that the United States was too tied down in Iraq and Afghanistan to be able to mount an attack on Iran, said Tuesday that "there is no such country" as Israel.
The comments were made at a ministerial meeting of the Nonaligned Movement held in the city of Putrajaya. The group appears set to support Tehran's right to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Asked to comment on Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's call for imposing economic sanctions on Iran, Mottaki replied sarcastically: "What country is that? There is no such country." Iran refuses to recognize Israel.
Most rogue states will at least acknowledge the countries they wish to harm. Seems like a basic courtesy, Mr. Mottaki.
jihadwatch

GERMANY AND JIHAD

By Jeffrey Imm
With the World Cup opening June 9 in Munich, Germany is having an increasing problem with the growth of radical Islamism. German Federal Prosecutor Kay Nehm has recently stated that the country is sitting on a "powder keg" of radical Islamist migrants who could be plotting an terror attack in Germany.
Today - Der Spiegel has reported on a foiled suicide bomb plot by three German women. German intelligence sources prevented three German Muslim women from traveling to Iraq; one of the German women planned to blow herself up with her child in Iraq. At least one of the women was a convert to Islam and sources state that all the German women were sympathizers of Ansar al Islam. Ansar al Islam has a history of smuggling suicide bombers from Germany to Iraq.
Germany's domestic security agency, the Verfassungsschutz, has also reported recent growth of Islamists in Germany - 32,100 as of 2005, including representation in Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Milli Gorus (Turkish group). Islamists are also angry over the recent death of Amir Cheema, a Pakistani who died in Berlin, while in custody as a suspect in a plot to kill Die Welt's editor-in-chief over publication of Muhammed cartoons.
Moreover, the goals of radical Islamism's growing ranks are supported by a growing Neo-Nazism which plans to use the World Cup event to defend Iran's Holocaust Denial and denying Israel's right to exist. Germany is anxious to avoid a repeat of the 1972 Munich Olympics where 11 Israeli athletes were killed by a Palestinian terror group. Some experts believe that Germany is not sufficiently prepared in terms of security for the World Cup and that security plans are relying too much on emergency forces.
http://counterterrorismblog.org

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

German Women Vowed to Mount Suicide Attacks in Iraq


They have "close contacts to the Islamist scene in Germany and at least one...has converted to Islam." The phenomenon of white European converts to Islam, and like-minded fellow travelers, underscores that this is not a problem of race, but of ideology. Even if Europe's immigration crisis were solved tomorrow, the jihad ideology would not be eradicated from the continent -- particularly in view of the close ties between the Left and the jihad. From Spiegel Online, with thanks to all who sent this in:
SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that German intelligence agencies have prevented three German women from travelling to Iraq in recent weeks. The women, who have close contacts to the Islamist scene in Germany and at least one whom has converted to Islam, came to the attention of intelligence agencies after one of them had announced on an Internet site that she intended to blow herself and her child up in Iraq.
After the Web posting were spotted, Germany's domestic and foreign intelligence agencies mounted an intense search for the three women. One of them was located in Berlin, the other two are believed to come from southern Germany. The Berlin woman's child was taken away from her and she has been put in a psychiatric clinic. The two other women were also prevented from leaving Germany. One of them is also believed to have a child....
There have been several such cases in the past and German security officials have long been worried that Islamic militants are increasingly recruiting young Muslims with German passports for suicide attacks....
jihadwatch

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Der Spiegel Interviews Ahmadinejad

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Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s interview with Der Spiegel is now online in English. We’ve featured excerpts before, but reading the whole thing conveys a sense of the man’s very deep lunacy—mixed with a disturbing ability to hit the soft spots of the multicultural mythos: Interview with Iran’s President Ahmadinejad: ‘We Are Determined’. (Hat tip: hans ze beeman.)
SPIEGEL: There was great indignation in Germany when it became known that you might be coming to the soccer world championship. Did that surprise you?
Ahmadinejad: No, that’s not important. I didn’t even understand how that came about. It also had no meaning for me. I don’t know what all the excitement is about. SPIEGEL: It concerned your remarks about the Holocaust. It was inevitable that the Iranian president’s denial of the systematic murder of the Jews by the Germans would trigger outrage.
Ahmadinejad: I don’t exactly understand the connection.
SPIEGEL: First you make your remarks about the Holocaust. Then comes the news that you may travel to Germany — this causes an uproar. So you were surprised after all?
Ahmadinejad: No, not at all, because the network of Zionism is very active around the world, in Europe too. So I wasn’t surprised. We were addressing the German people. We have nothing to do with Zionists.
SPIEGEL: Denying the Holocaust is punishable in Germany. Are you indifferent when confronted with so much outrage?
Ahmadinejad: I know that DER SPIEGEL is a respected magazine. But I don’t know whether it is possible for you to publish the truth about the Holocaust. Are you permitted to write everything about it?
LGF

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iranian Dissident's Tale of Horror

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At Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, a horrific tale from Roya Tolouee, a leading Iranian pro-democracy and women’s rights advocate, who was brutally beaten and raped, and threatened with having her children burned to death in front of her, by a man who said he believed in only two things—Islam and the rule of the mullahs: Dissident tells of assaults and threats against children. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
For the first six nights, she was taken to a basement where interrogators demanded that she admit to organising the protests, and also that she identify co-conspirators on a list of names they put to her.
“When I wouldn’t do what they wanted, they slapped me. But after the sixth night, the routine changed. I was left alone in a small dark room with two men. One was the assistant prosecutor and called himself Amiri. The other had a filthy mouth and said terrible things. They started slapping me again. For the rest of the night they did to me what no woman should ever experience. Amiri said, ‘I’m going to hang you, but before I hang you, I will make an example of you so that no woman will dare to open her mouth here again’.” He then sexually assaulted her.
When she asked Amiri how he could act like that, he told her that only Islam and clerical rule were important to him. The attack left her badly bruised and bleeding internally, but she refused to sign the papers they put before her. To her assailants’ fury, she demanded to see a lawyer and cited international treaties on human rights.
The following night they did not sexually molest her again as she was still bleeding - and hence “unclean”. Instead, they told her that they would kill her children by setting them on fire before her eyes.
Finally, she admits, she cracked. “I threw myself at Amiri’s feet and begged him not to harm my children. I said I’d do anything they wanted. Whatever they wanted, I would sign.” She admitted to conspiring against the regime by giving interviews to the foreign media and leading the protests, but said that she did not implicate others.
LGF

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Little Knowledge

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Ahmadinejad, the Jew baiter of Teheran, strikes a classic pose, eyebrows raised in feigned horror, hand on heart in supposed sincerity. Behold, a crusader to restore the world to balance: Jews down there where they belong, their victims back on top. In every generation, as the saying goes, a new Amalek emerges to attack the Jews. Well this one certainly takes the biscuit.
Take a look in this week's Der Spiegel which features an interview with the Iranian President: 'Der Mann, vor dem die Welt sich furchtet' . It's subscription-only so for a digest you might want to check elsewhere - like Haaretz.
Why Der Speigel should deign to publish this bird-brained buffoon's ravings on the subject of Jews and Israel is a puzzle in itself. Like a gauntlet, everywhere he goes he throws out his refusal to believe that six million Jews were killed during the Second World War, let alone, presumably, the pillage and persecution that preceded and accompanied the Holocaust, and indeed followed it. To add insult to injury, he refuses to accept that Jews have a right to live in the Holy Land, but should be forcibly resettled in the countries in which their parents and grandparents were robbed and murdered. Any opposition he encounters he blames on invisible yet all-pervasive Zionist conspiracies.
Had he finished primary school and not sat at the back doodling all day, had he learned to read and develop his apparent interest in history and politics to a level that might entitle him to speak out on the subject he would have jumped at the chance to visit Germany and see for himself, in between the soccer, whether the camps and other monuments of the destruction of European Jewry are real or not.
But no: he has backed out of his proposed visit to Germany. He'd rather remain in his cacoon of ignorance. Here's a man if ever there was one, who proves the rule that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
deWinter
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Monday, May 29, 2006

Ready for the soccer jihad ?


The images comes from Internet Haganah (thanks to Sr. Soph). It appears that this is some kind of World Cup soccer ball, with the flags of the various participating nations -- including Saudi Arabia.
So what? Well, as you can see, the Saudi flag prominently features the Shahada, the Islamic profession of faith: "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger."
And...people are going to kick that?
This one could rival the Cartoon Jihad. But of course, it is never possible to guess about what will be chosen as the next pretext to stoke the sense of grievance and rage that the jihadists need to garner support and recruits.
jihadwatch

Hamas Boasts: Hitler Liked Us

The Hamas newspaper Al-Rissala proudly lists foreign leaders who have expressed support for the Palestinians—leaders such as Adolf Hitler. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
The Hamas newspaper this week chronicled with pride the ways in which different foreign leaders singled out the Palestinians as examples of ideal revolutionaries. The first leader cited by the Hamas weekly, Al-Rissala, for praising the Palestinians was Adolf Hitler:
“Adolf Hitler, while exciting the Germans of the Sudetenland - the Sudetenland is a German province that the Allies had annexed to Czechoslovakia after the First World War - told them in his broadcasts: Look at what the Palestinian revolutionaries are doing to Great Britain!!” [Al-Rissala (Hamas Weekly), May 18, 2006]
It may be surprising to Western observers to see Palestinians taking pride in having been praised by Hitler. But it is important to understand that the utter revulsion of Hitler expected in the West is not true in Palestinian society. Palestinians can be found who are named “Hitler” as a first name: Hitler Salah [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Sept. 28, 2005], Hitler Abu-Alrab [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Jan. 27, 2005], Hitler Mahmud Abu-Libda [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Dec.18, 2000].
This phenomenon of Palestinians being named after Hitler was explained in an article in the official PA daily praising the rewriting of history and the doing of “justice” to Hitler:
“Even Adolf Hitler, who after the fall of Nazi Germany turned into a political horror for most of the writers and artists, during the last decades has started to return himself to his part of the picture. There are some in Britain who defended Hitler and tried to do justice for him. There are elderly people, among them Arabs, who still carry the name Hitler since their fathers, who were charmed by him, linked them [their children] with his name.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 13, 2000]
One article explained the phenomenon of naming Palestinians after admired foreign leaders - such as Napoleon and the Nazi General Rommel:
“Sometimes parents name their children with foreign names, due to the father’s admiration to a foreign personality. This is the source of the names: Rommel [famous Nazi General] and Napoleon.” [Al-Ayyam, November 15, 2001 “Woman’s Voice” supplement].
The admiration for Hitler is consistent with the status of Mein Kampf, which a PA daily cited as a book on the best sellers’ list. [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Sept. 2, 1999].
LGF

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad: "Germans Are Prisoners of the Holocaust"

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More details are emerging about the evil statements made by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel: Germans should stop feeling Holocaust guilt: Ahmadinejad.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Germans they should no longer allow themselves to be held prisoner by a sense of guilt over the Holocaust and reiterated doubts that the Holocaust even happened.
In an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine, Ahmadinejad said he doubted Germans were allowed to write “the truth” about the Holocaust and said he was still considering traveling to Germany for the World Cup soccer tournament.
“I believe the German people are prisoners of the Holocaust. More than 60 million were killed in World War Two ... The question is: Why is it that only Jews are at the center of attention?,” he said in the interview published on Sunday.
“How long is this going to go on?” he added. “How long will the German people be held hostage to the Zionists?... Why should you feel obligated to the Zionists? You’ve paid reparations for 60 years and will have to pay for another 100 years.”
LGF

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:No hospitality for agitators and warmongers!Solidarity with Israel – against Ahmadinejad and his German neo-Nazi friends

Despite international protests the Iranian football team was permitted to participate in the World Cup 2006, because the international football association FIFA supposedly wished to keep out politics. At the latest, by the time it was announced that the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmud Ahmadinedjad, might come to Germany to watch the matches of his team, the statements of the FIFA became empty phrases.
Sport was never free of politics. World championships and Olympic Games always served also as a political stage, not least in 1936 in Nazi-Germany. However, instead of showing Ahmadinedjad the red card, German Minister of Interior, Wolfgang Schäuble, announced: “We should be good hosts”. Contrary to this announcement, the signatories of this appeal demand a clear sending-off:
· No hospitality and no entrance ticket for an agitator, who has repeatedly denied the Holocaust, wants to wipe Israel from the map, calls for the extermination of Jews, finances terror, works on building up nuclear threat und threatens and mocks the whole civilized Western world.
· No hospitality for a man who – together with the regime of mullahs – is responsible for human rights violations, violence, oppression, and for the poverty of the population in Iran.
· We express our solidarity with Iranians, who suffer because of the regime or who have had to escape into exile.
· We demand a refusal of entry for Ahmadinedjad and criminal proceedings against him because of incitement of the people and denial of National Socialist crimes.
· We demand that solidarity rallies planned by neo-Nazis for Ahmadinedjad and his regime, will be stopped.
Germany should support the democratic opposition in Iran and in other countries of the Middle East and should work towards a change in these countries. Germany should be less concerned about being a good host for somebody who openly calls for the murder of Jews. Instead Germany should take care that Ahmadinedjad will not get a platform here, but will be sanctioned internationally and will get to know his limitations.
Already at the beginning of this year, these points were demanded by the late president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Paul Spiegel, of blessed memory, when he called for demonstrations against the anti-Israeli incitement campaign of the Iranian president. We want to follow this call under the motto “NIE WIEDER! NEVER AGAIN!” We want to set a clear example and we want to show on a huge scale that this preacher of hate is not only not welcome, but that he and his accomplices must be stopped.
There will be protests against the Iranian regime on June, 11th at 3 p.m. at the Jacobsplatz (downtown) in Nuremberg, on June 17th at 2 p.m. at the Opernplatz in Frankfurt and on June, 21st at 2pm at the Marktplatz (Ecke Petersstr./Grimmaische-Str.) in Leipzig.
This call for protest is supported, among others, by the following individuals and organizations:Prof. Dr. h.c. Arno Lustiger, Ralph Giordano, Dr. Michel Friedman, Dr. Wahied Wahdat-Hagh (Iran-Experte - MEMRI), Efraim Zuroff (Simon Wiesenthal Center, Jerusalem), Henryk M. Broder, Prof. Dr. Micha Brumlik, Dr. Hans-Peter Raddatz (Orientalist), RA Albert Meyer, Nasrin Amirsedghi (Publizistin), Bärbel Bohley (Malerin u. Bürgerrechtlerin), Prof. Dr. Michael Wolffsohn, Dr. Daniel Pipes (Middle East Forum), Lutz Sikorski (Grüne Fraktion Frankfurt), Pfn. Annemarie Werner (Vaterunserkirche), Tobias Jaecker (Journalist), Dr. Gudrun Eussner (Journalistin), Morten Friese (Journalist), Seyran Ates (Rechtsanwältin), Hannes Stein (Journalist), Dr. Matthias Küntzel (Publizist), Stadtrat Lothar Klein (ehem. MdEP, Vorsitzender Sächsische Israelfreunde e. V.), Frankfurter Arbeitsgemeinschaft der DIG, Harald Eckert (Israel Heute - Christen an der Seite Israels e.V.), Anetta Kahane (Amadeu Antonio Stiftung), Ghodsi Hejazi, Klaus Faber (Staatssekretär a.D., RA, Potsdam), Dr. Ruth Contreras (Scholars for Peace in the Middle East), Sacha Stawski, Gitta Mohrdieck - Honestly Concerned e. V., Martin Borowsky (Synodaler der Kirchenprovinz Sachsen, Vorsitzender DIG, AG Erfurt), Johannes Barth (Vorsitzender DIG Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rhein-Neckar), Prof. Dr. Andrei S. Markovits (University of Michigan), Dr. Hermann Kuhn (Vorsitzender der Deutsch-Israelischen Gesellschaft AG Bremen), Dr. Klaus Thörner (Publizist), Chana Steinwurz (Standpunkte-Pädagogin), Dr. Martin Kloke, Wolfgang M. Nossen (Jüdische Landesgemeinde, Erfurt), Thomas v. der Osten-Sacken (Wadi e. V.), Alternatives Jugendzentrum e. V. (Dessau), Steffen Andersch (Projekt gegenPart, Netzwerkstelle gegen Rechtsextremismus, Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Antisemitismus, Dessau), Bernd Fechler (Jugendbegegnungsstätte Anne Frank), Margitta Neuwald-Golling (VP European Council of WIZO Federations), Iva Svarcová (Filmregisseurin & Produzentin), ILI, Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München u. Oberbayern, IKG Nürnberg, B’nai B’rith München, Frankfurt Loge B’nai B’rith, Wizo Deutschland e. V., Evangelische Marienschwestenschaft, Zionistische Organisation Frankfurt, Jüdischer Jugend- u. Studentenverband Hessen, Förderverein Ehemalige Synagoge in Hemsbach e.V., Freundeskreis Weinheim - Ramat Gan e. V., haGalil e. V., Prozionistische Linke Frankfurt, Redaktion Bahamas, Keren Hayesod Deutschland Vereinigte Israel Aktion e. V., DIG AACHEN e. V., German Media Watch, Bündnis gegen Antisemitismus Leipzig, und ca. 4.000 weitere jüdische und nichtjüdische Organisationen und Petitionsunterzeichner (einsehbar bei http://www.honestly-concerned.org/ )

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Ahmadinejad to Europe: Support Iranian Nukes or "Suffer the Consequences"

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In an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel, Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Europe to support Iran’s nuclear program or “suffer the consequences.”
And he denied the Holocaust once again.
And Germany is apparently not going to stop him from visiting the World Cup if he chooses.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Europe that it should support his country’s nuclear program or “suffer the consequences.”
In an interview to be published in the German Der Spiegel on Sunday, Ahmadinejad also expressed his doubt regarding the Holocaust, saying that even if it had occurred, the Jewish state should have been established in Europe, not in Palestine.
“I only accept something as the truth if I am truly convinced of it,” he asserted.
The Iranian president, who previously stated his intention to travel to Germany for the World Cup games that will take place there this summer, said that he had not yet decided on the matter. Iran is one of the 32 nations participating in the world-wide sporting event.
“My decision depends on a lot of different things,” Ahmadinejad said.
LGF

Saturday, May 27, 2006

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U.S. Ambassador to Armenia fired for referring to Armenian genocide

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Dhimmitude at State. A press release from the Armenian National Committee of America (thanks to Andrew Bostom):
REP. MARKEY LEADS CONGRESSIONAL OPPOSITION TO WHITE HOUSE RECALL OF U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ARMENIA
ANCA Calls for Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Hold Hearing on Firing
WASHINGTON, DC – Over 60 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asking for clarification on reports of U.S. Ambassador to Armenian John Evans’ recall over his forthright remarks about the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
The letter was sent on the eve of a May 23rd White House announcement nominating Richard Hoagland to serve as the new Ambassador to Armenia. Amb. Evans will be relieved of his duties as soon as Hoagland's Senate confirmation process is completed.
The Administration has recalled Amb. Evans over his February 2005 statements at Armenian American community functions, during which he properly characterized the Armenian Genocide as ‘genocide.’ Following his statements, Amb. Evans was apparently forced to issue a statement clarifying that his references to the Armenian Genocide were his personal views and did not represent a change in US policy. He subsequently issued a correction to this statement, replacing a reference to the genocide with the word “tragedy.” The American Foreign Service Association, which had planned to honor Amb. Evans with the “Christian A. Herter Award,” recognizing creative thinking and intellectual courage within the Foreign Service, reportedly rescinded the award following pressure from the State Department a few days before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Washington, DC to meet with President Bush.
“Ambassador Evans has been recalled for doing nothing more than honoring the forsaken pledge of his president,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “We want to thank Congressman Markey and his 59 colleagues for calling for a clarification and rejecting the Armenian Genocide ‘gag-rule’ imposed by the Turkish government and, sadly, enforced by our own State Department.”
"Armenian Americans truly regret that the Administration lacks the courage to speak honestly about its reasons for firing Ambassador Evans," added Hamparian. "We call upon the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - the Congressional panel constitutionally charged with oversight of diplomatic appointments - to hold a hearing thoroughly examining the reasons behind this firing, the role of the Turkish government, and the broader implications for the future of the Foreign Service that a senior American diplomat's career has been ended simply for speaking the truth."
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Report: Missile Parts, 'Dual-Use' Materials Illegally Shipped to Iran Through Turkey


1938 Alert from AP, with thanks to Jeffrey Imm:
ANKARA, Turkey — An Iranian-owned company, based in Turkey, has illegally shipped alleged guided missile parts as well as "dual use" nuclear-related material to Iran, including high-strength aluminum tubes, according to a recent Turkish government report obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.
The company imported the material to Turkey, the supposed end-user, from dozens of firms around the world, including the United States, and then shipped them to Iran apparently after falsifying documents to hide the nature of the material, customs inspectors said in the report dated May 12.
jihadwatch

Attack in Berlin

Man stabs 20 at opening of Berlin train station. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
BERLIN (Reuters) - A knife-wielding man attacked people streaming out of a gala ceremony for Berlin’s new central rail station on Friday night, injuring up to 20 before being arrested, police said.
“A crazy man ran down the street stabbing people arbitrarily,” a policeman at the scene told Reuters. Police said some of the injured were in serious condition.
The attacker was identified as a 17-year old German man from Neukoelln, a southern Berlin district with a large immigrant population. Police said he did not have a far-right background.
The attack occurred a few hundred meters from the showpiece rail station where Chancellor Angela Merkel and Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit had given speeches only hours before.
LGF

Hamas and Hitler


The website Palestinian Media Watch brings us news that brings needed perspective on faction voted into office by the Palestinian people.
The Hamas newspaper this week chronicled with pride the ways in which different foreign leaders singled out the Palestinians as examples of ideal revolutionaries. The first leader cited by the Hamas weekly, Al-Rissala, for praising the Palestinians was Adolf Hitler:
“Adolf Hitler, while exciting the Germans of the Sudetenland – the Sudetenland is a German province that the Allies had annexed to Czechoslovakia after the First World War – told them in his broadcasts: Look at what the Palestinian revolutionaries are doing to Great Britain!!”[Al-Rissala (Hamas Weekly), May 18, 2006]
It may be surprising to Western observers to see Palestinians taking pride in having been praised by Hitler. But it is important to understand that the utter revulsion of Hitler expected in the West is not true in Palestinian society. Palestinians can be found who are named “Hitler” as a first name: Hitler Salah [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Sept. 28, 2005], Hitler Abu-Alrab [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Jan. 27, 2005], Hitler Mahmud Abu-Libda [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Dec.18, 2000].
This phenomenon of Palestinians being named after Hitler was explained in an article in the official PA daily praising the rewriting of history and the doing of “justice” to Hitler:
“Even Adolf Hitler, who after the fall of Nazi Germany turned into a political horror for most of the writers and artists, during the last decades has started to return himself to his part of the picture. There are some in Britain who defended Hitler and tried to do justice for him. There are elderly people, among them Arabs, who still carry the name Hitler since their fathers, who were charmed by him, linked them [their children] with his name.”[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 13, 2000]
One article explained the phenomenon of naming Palestinians after admired foreign leaders – such as Napoleon and the Nazi General Rommel:
“Sometimes parents name their children with foreign names, due to the father’s admiration to a foreign personality. This is the source of the names: Rommel [famous Nazi General] and Napoleon.”[Al-Ayyam, November 15, 2001 “Woman’s Voice” supplement].
The admiration for Hitler is consistent with the status of Mein Kampf, which a PA daily cited as a book on the best sellers’ list.[Al Hayat Al Jadida, Sept. 2, 1999]
Hat tip: N.S. Rajaram
americanthinker

Friday, May 26, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iranian Satirist: "Dear Mahmoud..."

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For a very funny read, check out an Iranian satirist’s letter to Ahmadinejad, in response to his letter to President Bush. (Translated by MEMRI):
Ibrahim Nabavi is a “well-known expatriate Iranian satirist ,” according to MEMRI. He sounds utterly sane and well-informed. This man is not our of the Dark Ages of the 12th century.
...Oh adorable little boy who makes noise and needs attention!
”...In your explanation [about this letter], you said that you had written to [President] Bush to present a solution to the problems in the world. What an excellent idea. But have you noticed that the problem in the world is you yourself? Do you know that it is you who are the cause of most of the bad luck and punishments now descending upon the free peoples and the countries of the world? [Do you know] that if there is a problem that must be solved, it is called Ahmadinejad?...
“My dear son Mahmoud!
“You wrote to George Bush: ”...[You intend to] establish a single global society which is to be ruled by Jesus and by the righteous of the earth….”
“My good boy! Do you really think that George Bush wants to establish a single global society so that Jesus and the righteous of the earth will rule it? Who told you this? Who said that Bush and the Americans – whose regime, thought, and laws are based on secularism – want Jesus and the righteous of the earth to rule the globe?...
“All Westerners, including the Americans, have for 200 years been diligently saying that they are not interested in a religious regime, and that they advocate secularism. Now you say that they are interested in rule by Jesus? Where is Jesus? Who was talking about Jesus? On your mother’s life! Go find the nutcase who taught you these things, fire him, and don’t listen to him any more. [Those who taught you] see that you are naïve, so they want a laugh at your expense. They say these things in jest – and you publish them?!...”
Read the rest and heave a sigh of relief.
James Lewis
americanthinker

Hitler's New Youth

[Hitler with Husseini]
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
FrontPageMagazine.com
The Hamas newspaper this week chronicled with pride the ways in which different foreign leaders singled out the Palestinians as examples of ideal revolutionaries. The first leader cited by the Hamas weekly, Al-Rissala, for praising the Palestinians was Adolf Hitler:
"Adolf Hitler, while exciting the Germans of the Sudetenland - the Sudetenland is a German province that the Allies had annexed to Czechoslovakia after the First World War - told them in his broadcasts: Look at what the Palestinian revolutionaries are doing to Great Britain!!" [Al-Rissala (Hamas Weekly), May 18, 2006]
Overview: Admiration of Hitler in the Palestinian Authority:
It may be surprising to Western observers to see Palestinians taking pride in having been praised by Hitler. But it is important to understand that the utter revulsion of Hitler expected in the West is not true in Palestinian society. Palestinians can be found who are named "Hitler" as a first name: Hitler Salah [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Sept. 28, 2005], Hitler Abu-Alrab [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Jan. 27, 2005], Hitler Mahmud Abu-Libda [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Dec.18, 2000].
This phenomenon of Palestinians being named after Hitler was explained in an article in the official PA daily praising the rewriting of history and the doing of "justice" to Hitler:
"Even Adolf Hitler, who after the fall of Nazi Germany turned into a political horror for most of the writers and artists, during the last decades has started to return himself to his part of the picture. There are some in Britain who defended Hitler and tried to do justice for him. There are elderly people, among them Arabs, who still carry the name Hitler since their fathers, who were charmed by him, linked them [their children] with his name." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 13, 2000]
One article explained the phenomenon of naming Palestinians after admired foreign leaders - such as Napoleon and the Nazi General Rommel:
"Sometimes parents name their children with foreign names, due to the father's admiration to a foreign personality. This is the source of the names: Rommel [famous Nazi General] and Napoleon." [Al-Ayyam, November 15, 2001 "Woman's Voice" supplement].
The admiration for Hitler is consistent with the status of Mein Kampf, which a PA daily cited as a book on the best sellers' list. [Al Hayat Al Jadida, Sept. 2, 1999].
A contributing factor to this admiration may be the history of the Hitler - Arab alliance during World War 2. The Arab leader in British Palestine, the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, was actively allied with Hitler. The numerous meetings between the Mufti and Hitler are well documented.
Finally, the PA daily published an interview with an elderly Lebanese which described the man's professed friendship with Hitler, as well as his pride in fighting for Hitler: And whereas this is a personal account whose historical accuracy is not important, what is significant is the positive, even proud attitude about his friendship with Hitler, that is being expressed so routinely.
Interview with Sheikh Ali Hussain Abu-Ibrahim, a Palestinian resident of Lebanon who claims he is 116 years old:
"Question: What are the important events in your life that left the biggest impression? Answer: The first was the Hitler event. I met him in Jerusalem in one of the Turkish Army camps, and the friendship between us was very tight. At the time I was a sergeant while Hitler was a simple private. The relationship between us tightened even more once Turkey entered the war together with Germany. The second event was when I participated [with the Nazi army] in entering France and conquering it. I was in charge of the cannon that shelled Paris, which had an active influence on the fall of the French capital and its conquest without any notable resistance. Hitler congratulated me on this shelling and its consequences… As an artillery officer I took part in many operations against the English and France, until the end of the Second World-War …" [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2003]
Clearly, the name Hitler does not have the stigma in PA society that it has in the West. Indeed, not only the Hamas daily, but the Fatah controlled PA dailies as well, have written in favorable tones about Hitler. Clearly, to some Palestinians the man and his name are sources of admiration.
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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Muhammad's birthday celebrated in German Protestant church


Eurabian dhimmitude alert: "Muhammad Takes Over Protestant Church," from Brussels Journal, with thanks to Laurence:
A German reader informs us that it is not just the Catholic Church that has its quislings selling out to the Muslims. On Palm Sunday (9 April) a Protestant church in Bochum/Germany celebrated Muhammad’s birthday. The church invited the local Turkish community and the Turkish Consul, Munis Dirik, to attend the service. A Turkish music band played sufi music during the service, in which Protestants and Muslims joined together in honour of Muhammad.
In his sermon, Fred Sobiech, the protestant vicar, tried to link the figures of Muhammad and Jesus, saying: “Today we remember the birth and life of Muhammad and the beginning of the week of the passion of Christ, leading to Good Friday, the day Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.”
Muhammad himself might not have been so happy to see his "birth and life" celebrated in conjunction with the cruicifixion of Christ, since "they slew him not nor crucified, but it appeared so unto them" (Qur'an 4:157).

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German court bans data trawl for Qaeda "sleepers"

Why? Because such measures could "reinforce prejudices and stigmatise the affected social groups in the perception of the public." Horror of horrors! Better to have another jihad terror attack in Europe than...the perception of Islamophobia!
From Reuters, with thanks to Romy:
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Moroccan man won a landmark legal victory on Tuesday when Germany's highest court set strict limits on the ability of police to trawl electronic databases at random in search of possible terrorists.
The Constitutional Court said such data trawling, for example to identify foreign male Muslim students, was only lawful if there was a concrete threat to Germany or one of its regions, or a danger to human life or freedom.
"A general threat situation, of the kind that has existed continuously in regard to terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001, or external political tensions, are not sufficient," the court said.
"The pre-condition is, rather, the existence of further facts pointing to a concrete danger, such as the preparation or commission of terrorist attacks."
The case arose from a complaint brought by a Moroccan student after the September 11 attacks on the United States, when German police began scanning local authority and university databases to identify Muslim men aged 18 to 40 who were current or former students.
Men who met that description were then subjected to further police checks in an attempt to uncover more al Qaeda "sleepers" like the three Hamburg-based Arab students who led the suicide hijack attacks on America. None were actually found....
The German court ruling said general police trawling of electronic records exposed the people concerned to an increased risk of further investigation.
It added that if such measures became publicly known, they could "reinforce prejudices and stigmatise the affected social groups in the perception of the public".
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Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iran to launch a new misunderstanders of Islam garrison on Thursday

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Ibrahim Hooper, I think you should call this Ahmadinejad fellow. He and many others in Iran seem to have the crazy idea that Allah promises Paradise to those who "kill and are killed" for him (cf. Qur'an 9:111).
"Iran to launch a new suicide bombers garrison on Thursday," from IranFocus, with thanks to Mackie:
Tehran, Iran, May 24 – Iran will launch a new suicide-bombers garrison on Thursday, according to the head of a group affiliated to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Mohammad-Ali Samadi, spokesman for the Headquarters to Commemorate the Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, a government-orchestrated campaign to recruit suicide bombers, told the state-run news agency Mehr on Tuesday that the group planned to officially announce the existence of the new garrison in a ceremony in Tehran’s largest cemetery on Thursday afternoon.
The new garrison will be named after Nader Mahdavi, an IRGC naval commander who died in a suicide attack on an American naval vessel in 1987, Samadi said.
The report said that more that 55,000 “volunteers for martyrdom-seeking operations” had been registered so far by the organisation, which also calls itself “Estesh’hadioun”, or martyrdom-seekers.
In February, the group launched a new recruitment drive for suicide bombers in Tehran to fight against “Global Blasphemy”.
The group was set up by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in 2004. Those who join have three choices: To carry out suicide attacks against “the infidels occupying Iraq”, against Israel, or against Salman Rushdie.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:How not to win friends and influence people

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UPDATE: Iran closes the paper in a damage control effort. (Never mind that it's a state-run paper.)
A frequent component of da'wa sales pitches is the notion of Islam as an egalitarian religion, where ethnic differences do not matter. Tell that to the mullah-controlled press in Iran, which, of course, cannot really afford to make any more enemies at the moment, particularly within its own borders.
It is worth noting that, like the rest of Iran, the Azeri minority is predominantly Shia Muslim. But in a projection of the Arab-supremacist mentality that pervades Islam-- particularly Sunni Islam-- apparently the Azeris, by not being Persian, are second-class Shia as well.
From Reuters: "Iran's Azeri minority protests mocking cartoon"
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Members of Iran's Azeri minority hurled stones in violent protests on Monday, enraged by a newspaper cartoon they said insulted them, a semi-official news agency and a witness said.
The ILNA labor news agency said thousands protested in the northwestern city of Tabriz and that police used teargas to try to disperse the crowd. The exact number of demonstrators could not be confirmed.
A resident said furious protesters threw stones at banks and smashed windows.
"They are angry because ... we (Azeris) are insulted by a cartoon," Soraya, a 40-year-old mother, told Reuters by telephone from Tabriz.
I suppose there's ample precedent for this sort of reaction to a cartoon.
The cartoon, which appeared in Friday's edition of the official Iran newspaper, showed a boy repeating the Persian word for cockroach in different ways, while a cockroach in front of the boy asked "What?" in Azeri.
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EU Conference to discuss "Islamophobia," but not anti-Semitism

Eurabia Alert: "EU 'regrets' Israeli snub of racism conference," from the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Fjordman:
European officials responded with "regret" Monday to Israel ambassador to Austria Dan Ashbel's decision to boycott a conference on racism in the media in Vienna Monday because of concern in Jerusalem that anti-Semitism was getting short shrift at the meeting.
"The European Commission regrets the decision of Israel's ambassador to Austria not to attend the public session of the conference since it would have been an opportunity to raise the concerns of the Government of Israel as regards manifestations of anti-Semitism in the media both in Europe and in the region," one European Commission official said.
The official said that anti-Semitism was not taken off the agenda of the conference, entitled "Racism, Xenophobia and the Media: Towards respect and understanding of all religions and cultures," and that the meeting was "primarily a dialogue between the media representatives of all the Euro-Med partners on the problems that beset their profession. These include xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. All these issues will be discussed freely and openly.
The Euro-Med partners include all the 25 EU countries plus Israel, the Palestinian Authority and eight Arab countries in the region.
The official said that Monday's keynote speech by European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner made "repeated specific references to the need to battle anti-Semitism alongside other forms of religious and ethnic bias."
Israel was angered that while the description of the conference it received in March said the conference would deal with various forms of racism, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, a later description sent to Jerusalem in May eliminated references to anti-Semitism, while the program still included a report on Islamophobia.
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GERMAN SHARI'A WATCH

More than 32,000 Islamist extremists in Germany. (Hat tip: Fjordman.)
Anyone think this might be cause for concern?
But Germany’s domestic security agency, the Verfassungsschutz, thinks they’ve bought some time by not participating in the Iraq War.
BERLIN - The number of Islamist extremists based in Germany increased slightly last year but the country faces far lower threat of terrorist attacks than states which took part in the Iraq war, an official report said Monday.
There were 32,100 Islamists living in Germany last year - an increase of about 300 from 2004, said the report by Germany’s domestic security agency, the Verfassungsschutz.
Germany has a Muslim minority of about 3 million out of a total population of 82 million, said the report.
The biggest Islamist group is Milli Gorus, a Turkish movement with 26,500 members.
Other groups are Hamas with about 300 members, Hezbollah with 900 and the Muslim Brotherhood with 1,300.
The Verfassungsschutz has no figures for the number of al-Qaeda members based in Germany, the report said.
“Even though the degree to which Germany is threatened is clearly lower than for those states which took part in the Iraq war, it must be noted that Germany is still seen ... as a helper of the US and Israel,” said the report which underlined the presence of German troops in Afghanistan as boosting this image.
Well, there’s your solution, then: stop helping Israel and the US! Then Germany can sit back and watch the crocodiles eat everyone else. Problem solved!
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Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iran Test-Fires Long-Range Missile

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On April 7, we noted a report that Iran was preparing to test a nuclear-capable ballistic missile named the Shihab-3.
Today they tested it, but apparently there were some problems: Jerusalem Post: Iran test-fires long-range missile.
Iran conducted a test launch Tuesday night of the Shihab-3 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching Israel and US targets in the region, Israel Radio reported. The test came hours before Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with US President George W Bush in Washington to discuss the Iranian threat.
Military officials said it was not clear if this most recent test indicated an advance in the capabilities of the Shihab 3. They said the test was likely timed to coincide with the Washington summit and with comments made by Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah during celebrations in Beirut marking the 6th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon.
“What deters the enemy from launching an aggression is the resistance’s continuous readiness to respond,” Nasrallah told scores of supporters. “Northern Israel today is within the range of the resistance’s rockets. The ports, bases, factories and everything is within that range.”
The Shihab test was only “partly successful,” according to news reports. The nature of the difficulties was not clear.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Save Nazanin!

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Here (thanks to Spipou) is a link to a comprehensive page on the case of "the 18-year old Iranian girl Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi, who has been sentenced to death by hanging. Nazanin's 'crime' was killing a man who ambushed and tried to rape her."
More background from that page:
At January 3, 2006, Nazanin was sentenced to death for murder by a criminal court. The Court of Appeal will review her sentence, and if upheld there, it must be confirmed by the Supreme Court, before she can be executed.
According to the Iranian daily Etemaad, then 17-year-old Nazanin and her niece had been spending some time in a park west of Tehran with their boyfriends, when three men started harassing them.The girls` boyfriends fled from the scene, leaving them helpless behind. The men pushed Nazanin and her niece down on the ground and tried to rape them, and to protect herself, she took out a knife from her pocket and stabbed one of the men in the hand.
The girls tried to escape, but the men overtook them, and at this point, Nazanin stabbed one of the other men in the chest, which eventually killed him. According to the newspaper, she broke down in tears when she told the court: "I wanted to defend myself and my niece. I did not want to kill that boy. At the heat of the moment I did not know what to do because no one came to our help." Nevertheless, the court sentenced her to death by hanging.
In a western country Nazanin would probably be acquitted or at most receive a short prison sentence, as she obviously acted in self-defense. Furthermore, since she was only 17 years old, she would be treated as a minor. In Iran however, the minimum age for the death penalty is 15 years for males, and 9, yes nine years for females. Although there is no record of girls that young being executed, the fact that the law opens for this speaks clearly about what kind regime Iran is.
Another point worth noticing, is that if Nazanin had let the men rape her, she could in the worst case have been arrested for extra-martial sex, which carries a maximum penalty of 100 lashes.
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Monday, May 22, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iran says will not negotiate on uranium enrichment

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1938 Alert from AFP, with thanks to Jeffrey Imm:
TEHERAN - Iran’s hardline government said on Monday it would not negotiate on its controversial uranium enrichment programme and vowed the country would continue to work towards an industrial-scale capacity.
“The right to enrichment within the framework of the NPT and under the surveillance of the IAEA is an absolute right,” government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham told reporters.
“This right and its implementation must be guaranteed. This is not something on which we can back down, whether for research or industrial purposes. This is not something on which we can negotiate or back down,” he said.
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Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iran using Palestinians to foment instability?

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FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU
Lebanese leader Jumblatt calls Hamas threat to Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan

By Aaron Klein© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

Hamas and other Palestinian groups are being used by Iran and Syria to threaten the stability of moderate Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said in an interview.
"The Iranians are trying to use some part of Hamas and other Palestinian groups to threaten the Lebanese independence at same time [as threatening] Jordan and Egypt. The Iranians, with their expansionist souls, are trying to use all kinds of groups, including Hamas, to destabilize the area," said Jumblatt, speaking to WND and ABC Radio's John Batchelor on Batchelor's national radio program.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Wouldn't You Like to Be a Hitler Too?

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Congratulations to Alexandra at All Things Beautiful, who joins the elite group of anti-idiotarian bloggers who have been labeled “Nazis” for writing about the true heirs of the Third Reich—the mullahs of Iran: Truth Or Dare. (Scroll down for her link to the idiotblogger’s venomous rant.)
In all modesty, however, I must point out that I hold a unique position in the Nazi-obsessed world of the stalking left, since I’ve been called both “Hitler” and his mistress Eva Braun. Some guys have all the luck.
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Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Badging Infidels in Iran

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Andrew Bostom provides some historical context in the controversy over Badging Infidels in Iran.
The Iranian Majlis or Parliament has reportedly passed (now disputed) a law requiring that, “Jews would have to sew a yellow strip of cloth on the front of their clothes, while Christians would wear red badges and Zoroastrians would be forced to wear blue cloth.” An outraged Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Weisenthal Institute immediately responded to the provisions for Jews:
“This is reminiscent of the Holocaust...Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis.”Such a comparison sprang to the minds of many.
But Rabbi Hier’s statement and this general view ignore the immediate context—most glaringly, the simultaneous dress badge requirements for Christians and Zoroastrians living in Iran—and more importantly, the sad historical legacy of Shi’ite religious persecution of all non-Muslims which dates back to the founding of the Shi’ite theocracy in (then) Persia, under Shah Ismail at the very outset of the 16th century.
A reflexive invocation of the Nazi era is ahistorical, and symptomatic of a general failure to appreciate either Judenhass or much broader anti-“infidel” (i.e., in this case anti-Christian and anti-Zoroastrian) motifs intrinsic to orthodox Islamic doctrine and practice—both Sunni and Shi’ite. The Iranian Parliament’s legislation reflects the profound influence of najis—a unique Shi’ite institution—not Nazism.
Read the whole thing...
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Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Neo-Nazis plan pro-Iran parade at World Cup

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We have noted here on many occasions the deep affinity between neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the like, and the global mujahedin. Here is more evidence. "Neo-Nazis plan pro-Iran parade at World Cup: report," from Deutsche Presse Agentur, with thanks to Kafir Nonbeliever:
Hamburg - Neo-Nazis plan to use the World Cup to gain publicity for their extreme right-wing ideology, the news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.
The report said the extremists plan to hold a rally when Iran play Angola in order to demonstrate their sympathy for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Remember that "Persia" became "Iran" in 1935 in order to stress its "Aryan" heritage and thereby make an overture to the man that the Shah thought would eventually become the most powerful man on earth, Adolf Hitler.
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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Germans Negative on Islam, Poll Shows

Despite relentless governmental attempts to promote tolerance and multiculturalism, a new study shows that an overwhelming majority of Germans mistrust Muslims and Islam. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
Experts fear new conflicts after a study published this week showed most Germans doubt the Western and Islamic worlds can peacefully coexist. Mistrust of the 3 million Muslims living in Germany appears to be growing.
In spite of official attempts to promote dialog among religions, distrust of Islam continues to grow, with 60 percent of Germans expecting tension between traditional German society and immigrants from Muslim countries, according to an Allensbach study commissioned by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. “Germans are increasingly of the opinion that a lasting, peaceful coexistence with the Islamic world will not be possible,” the researchers said in the survey, released Wednesday. Some 56 percent of Germans said they believed a “clash of cultures” already exists, partly a result of recent incidents that received a large amount of media attention, according to the survey’s authors Elisabeth Noelle and Thomas Petersen. The case of a Berlin “honor killing,” a quarrel over two Bonn students who wore burkas to school and discussions concerning increasing schoolyard violence among immigrant children have all made headlines in the German press recently. “In view of the diffuse feeling of being under threat, and the suspected intolerance of Islam, the readiness of Germans to show tolerance to the Muslim faith is sinking,” Noelle and Petersen wrote.
More details at Expatica: Germans negative on Islam, poll shows.
Asked if they though Christianity and Islamic could co-exist peacefully, 61 per cent of those surveyed said they believed there would always be “major conflicts” between both faiths.
Some 91 per cent said they associated Islam with oppression of women, up from 85 per cent in 2004.
The statement that Islam was dominated by fanaticism was shared by 83 per cent, compared to 75 per cent two years ago, the poll showed.
A total of 71 per cent said Islam was intolerant, up from 66 per cent in 2004.
Asked if there should be a ban on the building of mosques in Germany as long as the building of churches in some Islamic states is forbidden, 56 per cent agreed, said the poll.
There is even considerable backing for ending Germany’s constitutional right of freedom of religion with regard to Islam, the poll showed.
Asked if strict limits should be imposed on the practice of Islam in Germany to protect the country, 40 per cent said they would support such moves.
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Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Howard compares Iran to Nazi Germany

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More on the Iranian dhimmi badge story. As I said below, it is like Nazi Germany, but it is much more like ancient laws for dhimmis.
"Howard compare s Iran to Nazi Germany," from the Sydney Morning Herald, with thanks to JE:
Prime Minister John Howard was among three world leaders who today said an Iranian bill, which reportedly would force non-Muslims to wear coloured badges in public, was akin to Nazi Germany.
However, Teheran emphatically denied the report, in a Canadian newspaper, that the law would force Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians to wear a yellow, red or blue strip of cloth, respectively, on their clothes....
"If that (the report) is true, I would find it totally repugnant," Mr Howard told reporters before the report was debunked.
"It obviously echoes the most horrible period of genocide in the world's history and the marking of Jewish people with a mark on their clothing by the Nazis, and anything of that kind, would be totally repugnant to civilised countries.
"If it is the case, it's something that would just further indicate to me the nature of this regime.
"It's a calculated insult, if it's true, not only to Christians but most particularly to Jews."...
In Teheran, MP Emad Afroogh, who sponsored the bill and chairs the parliament's cultural committee, said today there was no truth to the Canadian newspaper report.
"It's a sheer lie. The rumours about this are worthless," he said.
"The bill is not related to minorities. It is only about clothing," he said.
"Please tell them (in the West) to check the details of the bill. There is no mention of religious minorities and their clothing in the bill," he said.
We'll see
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Friday, May 19, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iran eyes badges for Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians

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The dhimma is making a strong comeback in Iran. The idea that dhimmis must wear distinctive clothing so that they can be easily recognized as non-Muslims in Muslim societies goes back to the ninth-century caliph Al-Mutawwakil, and possibly earlier. Many Islamic apologists and politically correct historians would have us believe that such measures are a relic of history. They aren't.
"Iran eyes badges for Jews," from the National Post, with thanks to Tim:
Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.
"This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis."
Hier is right, but as I explained above, this is not something that Iran is getting from the Nazis. This is part of the earliest Islamic laws of dhimmitude.
Iranian expatriates living in Canada yesterday confirmed reports that the Iranian parliament, called the Islamic Majlis, passed a law this week setting a dress code for all Iranians, requiring them to wear almost identical "standard Islamic garments."
The law, which must still be approved by Iran's "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenehi before being put into effect, also establishes special insignia to be worn by non-Muslims.
Iran's roughly 25,000 Jews would have to sew a yellow strip of cloth on the front of their clothes, while Christians would wear red badges and Zoroastrians would be forced to wear blue cloth....
This color coding also has deep roots in Islamic tradition regarding the treatment of the dhimmis. Although the colors assigned to each group sometimes change, the idea of a distinctive badge worn by the dhimmis is virtually as old as the dhimma itself. You can find abundant confirmation of this in Bat Ye'or's books.
Ali Behroozian, an Iranian exile living in Toronto, said the law could come into force as early as next year.
It would make religious minorities immediately identifiable and allow Muslims to avoid contact with non-Muslims.
Mr. Behroozian said it will make life even more difficult for Iran's small pockets of Jewish, Christian and other religious minorities -- the country is overwhelmingly Shi'ite Muslim. "They have all been persecuted for a while, but these new dress rules are going to make things worse for them," he said.
The new law was drafted two years ago, but was stuck in the Iranian parliament until recently when it was revived at the behest of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Ahmadinejad mocks Iran's 'mental' nuclear opponents

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Yes, we don't want to see Israel vaporized. We must be crazy. From AFP, with thanks to Mackie:
TEHRAN, May 18, 2006 (AFP) - Hardline Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday mocked those opposed to the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear program, saying they were suffering mental problems.
"Those who get upset at the happiness and progress of others are suffering from a mental problem and therefore should find a way to cure themselves," Ahmadinejad told a rally, according to the ISNA student news agency.
"We have repeatedly said that we do not have any conflict with others, but will do our best to get our rights," he said in his address in the town of Zarandieh during a trip to Markazi province.
Ahmadinejad has been using increasingly flowery language in the showdown with the West over Iran's atomic ambitions, insisting on Wednesday that he would not accept "nuts for gold" in reference to an EU offer aimed at resolving the crisis.
However, he said Thursday that Tehran was ready to negotiate on its nuclear program with all nations, except its arch-foe Israel, widely believed to be the only nuclear-armed power in the region.
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