Monday, November 30, 2009

Eurodhimmis unite against Swiss minaret ban

"Vengeance, boycotts, retaliation ... this clash with Islam could cost dearly." Don't resist Islamic supremacism! It might make the Islamic supremacists angry!
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jihadwatch.org

Symposium: How to Deal With the Iranian Regime?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, starting at 5:30 pm
Venue: Haus der Begegnung Mariahilf
Königseggasse 10, 1060 Vienna
(between Otto-Bauer-Gasse and Loquai-Platz, U3 Zieglergasse, Bus 13A, 14A, 59A)
with Amir Taheri, Ilan Berman, Jana Hybaskova, Simone Dinah Hartmann and Christian Ultsch
For further details go to:
http://at.stopthebomb.net/en/symposium-011209.php

Switzerland and the Minaret

Nearly 58% of Swiss voters Sunday cast their ballots in favor of banning the construction of new minarets in the Alpine republic, a surprise result that led at least one Swiss member of parliament to declare that “the foundations of Switzerland’s direct democracy have failed.”
That is clearly wrong. Swiss direct democracy shows its mettle when Swiss voters use it to stand up to their political elites, as happened here. Having said that, Sunday’s vote, for all the hand-wringing leading up to it, was a decidedly mild-mannered sort of protest. The construction of new minarets is banned, but the building of mosques is unaffected, and the vote does not affect the four existing minarets in the country. Nobody’s freedom of worship is threatened, but a symbolic message has been sent.
But what message, exactly? The vote betrays an undercurrent of fear among the Swiss—a fear that is not without cause. There is no denying the connection between radical imams and terrorist acts. Nor should anyone look away from the fact that too many European Muslims flatly reject the norms of their host countries, sometimes in ways that are criminal: honor killings, child brides and the like.
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frontpagemag.com

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The West Begins to Fight Back

Its’ a quiet New York Sunday and I’m sipping my coffee, reading my email, the newspapers, the online media, and looking out my window at newly bare branches in a weak winter sun. Suddenly—small miracles begin to appear.
According to the BBC, more than 57% of Swiss voters in 29 cantons supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets. Partial results from the final canton indicated 68% of people there supported the ban.
Look: I happen to like minarets but I also understand that today they unfortunately symbolize radical Islam which is a bad thing for women and other living beings.
Western as well as Muslim and other immigrant women who wish to assimilate have the most to lose if radical Islam takes over. Thus, early on, women led the Swiss in a poll about whether or not minarets should be banned. Only 31% of men compared to 39% of women voted for the ban. Some say this was due to a vigorous feminist campaign about women’s rights. Socialist politicians viewed the feminists as unacceptably anti-immigrant. Women viewed the minarets as unacceptably anti-woman.
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pajamasmedia.com

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Germany home to 90 combat Islamists: report

There are about 90 combat-trained Islamists in Germany moving among underground networks, Focus magazine reported Saturday, as intelligence agencies and police prepare to overhaul the country's anti-terrorism approach.
Some 30 of them have actual fighting experience through clashes with US or Pakistani soldiers, the magazine reported, citing German security sources.In total, 185 Islamists trained in terrorist camps in central Asia had lived or worked in Germany in the past 10 years, the sources said.New, young radicals were no longer recruited only through mosques, but also in universities, prisons and sports clubs, the report said.The security sources wanted Germany to take a stronger stance in the future towards deradicalising young Islamists.According to a separate report in magazine Der Spiegel, the Joint Terrorism Defence Centre (GTAZ) – a co-operation between various German police and intelligence agencies – will hold a forum in December to overhaul the country’s anti-terrorism strategy and come up with fresh approaches.The efforts would be aimed at native German converts to Islam, as much as radicals with immigrant backgrounds.Until now, anti-radicalisation measures had been piecemeal across Germany’s states, ranging from educational comic books to one-on-one conversations with violence-prone Islamists, the Spiegel report said.The forum, organised by the Interior Ministry, would also study Jihadists who had already been convicted and imprisoned, as they posed their own danger in jail, where they could radicalise other prisoners.To fight this problem, moderate Imams and Islamic organisations could be brought into counter the influence of radicals in jails, the Spiegel report said.
DDP

Switzerland’s Minaret War

Swiss voters go to the polls on November 29 to decide the fate of a referendum to ban the construction of minarets, the tower-like structures on mosques that are often used to call Muslims to prayer. The initiative is being promoted by the conservative Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which argues that a minaret is a symbol of Islamic intolerance.
The SVP, which also happens to be one of the strongest political parties in Switzerland, says the minaret is really an emblem of war. It describes the minaret as a “symbol of a religious-political claim to power and dominance which threatens — in the name of alleged freedom of religion — the constitutional rights of others.”
To support its position, the SVP cites a famous remark by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who once implied that the construction of mosques and minarets is part of a strategy for the Islamization of Europe. The pro-Islamic Erdogan said: “The minarets are our bayonets, the domes our helmets, the mosques our barracks and the faithful our army.”
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pajamasmedia.com

2012

By James Bowman
Not, I hope, to seem too much devoted to my one of my pop-cultural hobbyhorses, but the attraction of apocalypse movies to a mass audience seems to me to be essentially the same as the attraction of superhero movies. Both, that is, are forms of power fantasy designed to appeal to the younger -- and, increasingly, older -- adolescents for whom Hollywood movies are now made by satisfying the urge to be rid both of their feelings of weakness in relation to the adult world and their sense of helplessness under the crushing burden of the past. In Roland Emmerich's 2012 the frisson of excitement as we watch the collapse and utter destruction of the Washington Monument, the Vatican, the White House and (as you will have seen on the posters) the Art Deco Cristo Redentor that overlooks Rio de Janeiro cannot be unrelated to a general sense of relief at seeing the symbols of Western civilization at last deprived by raw nature of their power to intimidate.
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spectator.org

Friday, November 27, 2009

The “Prague Declaration” is Europe’s new Antisemitic Poison -- Fighting Antisemitism while supporting Antisemitism?

Contradictions of a Berlin conference
by Dr. Clemens Heni
Can we fight one form of antisemitism while supporting another? Have a look at what is planned this week-end in Berlin. The groups “Mideast Freedom Forum” and “Stop the Bomb” are organizing a conference on Iran, entitled Time to Act. Indeed: it is time to act against Islamo-fascist Teheran, which works to produce nuclear weapons and said it wants to wipe Israel off the map. Every effort has to be undertaken to help stop Iran going nuclear.But this Berlin conference most recently announced very proudly that they invited as a key speaker, Czech politician Jana Hybaskova. With no personal disrespect to Ms. Hybaskova, sorry, but it is not OK to deal with Iran and invite a politician with Hybaskova’s record on a cardinal Jewish issue in Europe: the history of the Holocaust at a time when “another branch” of antisemitism, with this politician’s help, is working overtime to delete the Holocaust from European history and try to make “equal” the perpetrators and victims of the Holocaust.
If someone is seriously concerned about the threat of antisemitism, that person cannot be active in supporting or initiating antisemitism in the EU and promoting the Prague Declaration, while donning philo-Semitic clothing when it comes to the faraway Middle East.There is a lot to learn from this Berlin invitation to a leading figure of the Holocaust Obfuscation movement.
The following article, co-authored by Professor Dovid Katz, Vilnius (Lithuania), explains. Readers are respectfully referred to my paper, and to a page on the Jewish protests against the Prague Declaration.
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Holland votes to put Iran's RGC on EU-terror list

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN
A majority of the Netherlands parliament voted this past week to place Iran's elite military unit, the Revolutionary Guards, on the European Union (EU) terror list. The Dutch resolution appears to be the first European motion to target the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity. The resolution cited the IRGC's support for Hamas and Hizbullah as reasons to label the Guards as an unlawful organization fomenting terror.
A second anti-terror resolution was also passed by the Dutch parliament. That motion urges the UN-affiliated International Maritime Organization (IMO) to bar Iran from "accession" to the IMO council because of Teheran's "illegal transportation of weapons."
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jpost.com

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Germany: Man gets life after court rejects appeal for sister's 'honour killing'

A German-Afghan man who stabbed his teenage sister to death in a grisly "honour killing" was sentenced to life imprisonment after a court in Karlsruhe rejected his appeal on Thursday.
In a crime that outraged Germany, the man, identified only as Ahmad-Sobair O. knifed his 16-year-old sister Morsal 23 times as he believed she brought dishonour to their family by wearing Western-style clothes and make-up.The Federal Court of Justice said it was "convinced that the accused committed the crime because his sister, in his opinion, had 'stained the family's honour'."The court rejected the appeal that the man was psychologically deranged and upheld the initial judgement by a lower court in Hamburg, in the north of the country.The killer, aged 24 at the time, had said during his trial that he was "sorry from the bottom of his heart" for his actions. "That was my sister and I loved her," he told the court, breaking down in tears.Germany has been shocked by around 50 so-called "honour killings" since 1996, mainly in the country's large Turkish diaspora.
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Bielefeld/Germany: 'Zionist' Holocaust survivor's lecture canceled

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN
The left-wing Autonomous Youth Center (AJZ) located in the university city of Bielefeld in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has been accused of anti-Semitism for canceling a lecture last week by Karl Pfeifer, a prominent Austrian Jewish journalist and survivor of the Shoah. The 81-year-old Pfeifer was told two days before the scheduled lecture on "Hungary 2009: anti-Semitism, hate against Roma and Sinti, and neo-Nazism" that the AJZ pulled the plug on his talk because as a Palmah soldier he allegedly participated in the massacre of a Palestinian village. Speaking from Vienna, Pfeifer told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that "the unit was not involved in a crime. The point is not what I did or what I am doing, but what I am. When I was child, I heard the 'the Jew is guilty.'"
Yet a modernized version of anti-Semitism has appeared, according to Pfeifer, and now "the anti-Semites replaced the word Jew with Zionist."
According to the minutes of the November 17 meeting where Pfeifer's planned lecture was terminated, participants said, "He is a Zionist."
However, the minutes of the meeting state that even the AJZ "members conceded that they did know if the information is accurate" regarding Pfeifer and the Palmah.
In an e-mail to the Post , Theresia Julianow of the AJZ wrote that the "topic and the continued handling" of the Pfeifer matter will be discussed next week at a residents' meeting and a statement will be issued.
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jpost.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hamas site encourages Europe attacks

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN
The educational content of the Hamas children's Web site Al-Fateh (The Conqueror) is not a form of pedagogy, but an "indoctrination to suicide bombing," said David Oman, the director of communications for the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE) on Tuesday at a press conference at the Regent Hotel.
Gert Weisskirchen, a former Social Democratic Party MP and chairman of the OSCE on combating anti-Semitism between 2004-2008, introduced the IMPACT-SE study, and said that "there is a chance to prevent the indoctrination of children and youngsters in Germany and all over Europe."
The study "Al-Fateh - The Hamas Web Magazine for Children: Indoctrination to Jihad, Annihilation and Self-Destruction" took place from September 2002 to April of this year.
Oman cited the "friends of Al-Fateh" entry of the young German-Palestinian child Muhammad Warad as growing evidence of the spread of radical, anti-Western Hamas ideology.
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jpost.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PM defends building in Gilo to German FM

By HERB KEINON AND BENJAMIN WEINTHAL IN BERLIN
New German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrived in Israel Monday evening for his maiden visit in his new position, amid increasingly strident statements coming from Berlin over construction in east Jerusalem and the settlements.
Westerwelle met Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu soon after his arrival, and raised the issues of settlement construction and the approved housing units in Gilo.
Netanyahu, according to officials in his office, said Israel was not going to build any new settlements or expropriate any new land to expand existing settlements, and was willing to put restraints on new housing starts in the West Bank.
Regarding Gilo, the prime minister told his visitor that the neighborhood was just "three to four minutes from the Knesset," not a settlement, 40-years-old and an integral part of the capital.
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jpost.com

World Court statement on Kosovo criticized

Professor of International Law Tibor Varadi expressed his dismay at the recent statement by the President of the International Court of Justice, Hisashi Owada, who said that the Court’s ruling on Kosovo separatists illegal declaration of independence will not be clear.
“If it is true that Mr. Owada said that the Court’s advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s declaration of independence, which was requested by the UN General Assembly, would not be unequivocal, then the statement is completely unorthodox and, for me as a lawyer, shocking,” said Varadi. Speaking for the Russian RIA Novosti, Owada said that the Court will write a 30 page opinion on Kosovo’s illegal declaration of independence and that the opinion will not contain a clear yes or no answer
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SERBIANNA

Berlin plans 'integration contract' for immigrants

The government is planning to institute "integration contracts" for immigrants to encourage them to become contributing members of the country’s society, Germany’s integration commissioner announced on Monday.
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Police locate synagogue vandal suspect in Dresden -- Algerian man is accused of daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish statements

Dresden police announced on Monday that they have found a suspect in the defacement of a synagogue that took place two days ahead of the 71st anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom this month.The 39-year-old Algerian man is accused of daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish statements along several metres of a wall outside the synagogue on November 7, the Saxony state office of criminal investigation said. Eyewitness accounts and surveillance videos helped them reconstruct the crime and apprehend the Dresden resident on Saturday.“But there were no grounds for arrest,” spokesman Christian Avenarius said. The man is not known to have previously committed politically motivated crimes.He is now being investigated for incitement of hatred with symbols used by unconstitutional organisations, the spokesperson said. The swastika and other Nazi symbols are illegal in Germany. Kristallnacht, or “The Night of Broken Glass,” saw Nazi thugs attack hundreds of synagogues and Jewish businesses across Germany on November 9, 1938. Some 90 Jews were killed and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested for deportation to concentration camps.
DDP/thelocal.de

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Chetniks: 1942 New York Times Book Review



The wartime novel Sergeant Nikola: A Novel of the Chetnik Brigades by Istvan Tamas was reviewed by Fred T. Marsh in the Sunday, December 13, 1942 New York Times Book Review, Section 6, pages 26-27, in “The New Works of Fiction: The Chetniks”. The novel is about the Chetnik guerrilla movement led by Draza Mihailovich. The story revolves around the three Vasiljevich brothers, Nikola, Joco, and Stoyan, and their widowed mother who live in Belgrade. Their mother owns a Belgrade news stand which was given to her after her husband was killed. Nikola is a paper boy who sells and delivers newspapers. Nikola, the oldest, went to the same school as Yugoslav King Peter II, along with 11 other poor students. Joco shines shoes. Stoyan is a waiter. The novel consists of letters that Nikola has written to his mother, who he does not know is dead, “a victim of the Nazi terror.” The novel starts on February, 1941, before the German invasion of Yugoslavia on April 6, 1941 and ends on September, 1942, when the narrator leaves Belgrade. Marsh described the unique characteristics of the novel: “Charm and humor and the touch of legend and fairy tale are not ordinarily associated with Nazi invasions.” Marsh reviewed “this story of the Serbian irregulars under General Draja Mikhailovitch of the Chetniks.”
serbianna.com/blogs/savich

Sunday, November 22, 2009

No Love Lost Between Germans & Turks

by sheikyermami
Germany: “Almost Half of Turkish Migrants Want to Leave”
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'Why Israel' film canceled after violent German leftist protest

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, BERLIN
Prominent French Jewish filmmaker Claude Lanzmann expressed "shock" last week that German leftists in Hamburg had violently prevented the showing of his debut documentary film, Why Israel, about the role of the Jewish state as a homeland for refugees.
In late October, the 1973-produced film was scheduled to be shown at the B-Movie cinema, but roughly 50 left-wing activists from diverse anti-Israel groups affiliated with the anti-Zionist International Center B5 barred visitors from entering the movie house.
In Why Israel, Lanzmann - perhaps best known for his groundbreaking documentary Shoah - depicts Israelis who found refuge in Israel after the Holocaust.
The movie house said in a statement that it had been compelled to cancel the film screening and a podium discussion because "we were threatened with violence."
According to eyewitness reports in the German media, left-wing protesters ranging in age from 16 to 70 shouted "Jewish pigs" and "faggots" to the cinema attendees. A pro-Israel left-of-center group, Kritikmaximierung, cosponsored the showing of the film.
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jpost.com

Saturday, November 21, 2009

EasyJet grounds in-flight magazine after Holocaust gaffe -- Airline U-turn follows Holocaust Memorial fashion shoot

Images from easyJet's inflight magazine's fashion shoot
The airline easyJet is withdrawing all copies of its in-flight magazine, easyJet Traveller, after a row erupted over a tasteless fashion shoot at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
The airline took the decision after being contacted by the New Statesman this afternoon.
The latest issue of the in-flight magazine featured two unsanctioned photographs of models posing in designer clothes among the famous concrete blocks of the "Field of Stelae", Germany's foremost memorial to commemorate the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide.
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newstatesman.com

German-Iranian Relations -- A lovers' discourse

by Benjamin Weinthal
On November 3, six days before the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, freshly reelected German chancellor Angela Merkel delivered what many German commentators deemed to be the speech of her political career before a joint session of Congress. Merkel championed the unwavering contribution of American presidents Reagan, Bush senior, and Kennedy in bringing down the Berlin Wall.
The Merkel administration's own derelict Iran policy, however, has bolstered the wall between the West and the aspirations of hundreds of thousands of Iranians seeking a democratic nation as well as a break with the jingoistic foreign policy of their mullahs.Her robust rhetoric in Washington--"zero tolerance must also be shown if .  .  . weapons of mass destruction fall into the hands of Iran"--is belied by the ongoing sweet talk between Tehran and Berlin.
This long-standing lover's discourse, initiated by German foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher in 1984, is largely defined by the Islamic Republic's infatuation with German technology, and the Federal Republic's willingness to reciprocate--for example, by permitting Siemens-Nokia to supply surveillance technology to the Iranian regime in 2008. The monitoring equipment was used to stifle Internet, Twitter, mobile, and landline communications among Iranian protestors following the rigged election in June.
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weeklystandard.com

Friday, November 20, 2009

The new book by Matthias Küntzel

The Germans and Iran: The Past and Present of a Fateful Friendship
published in German by W.J. Siedler pubs in October 2009
This book is most topical and covers the special connection between the “problem” countries of the past and the present: Germany and Iran. There is no other book in any language dealing with this.
Why is Germany even today the Mullah’s biggest trading partner in the West? What underpins “the strange love affair between Germany and Iran” (Josef Joffe) which goes back to the beginning of the last century and has survived every war, catastrophe and revolution?
The Germans and Iran gives the answer by presenting new findings from the National Archives in Washington D.C. and archives in Berlin. It shows how during the First World War, Kaiser Wilhelm was acclaimed Hajj Wilhelm Muhammad by Shiite clerics and how Adolf Hitler was later celebrated the 12. Imam.
It covers the thirty-years old special relationship between Germany and the Iranian Islamic Republic and documents the decades long controversy between the White House and German governments on the nuclear program of Iran.
We will inform you about the English translation as soon as it is published. Until then, please find a collection of English texts on Iran by Matthias Küntzel on his website.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pro-Israel activists protest Iranian ambassador's appearance at Berlin school

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT ,Berlin
The decision of a private school, Königin-Luise-Stiftung, to host the Iranian ambassador to Germany, Ali Reza Sheikh Attar, Monday for a German-Iranian Teacher's Conference prompted protests from groups critical of Iran's human rights record and its anti-Israeli policies. Attar delivered the opening remarks at the conference, which was held with the approval of German Foreign Ministry.
Members of the political organization "Stop the Bomb" distributed on Tuesday protest letters to students and teachers of the school, which is situated across from the Iranian embassy. "Stop the Bomb" challenged the director of the school, Frank Olie, to reconcile how an institution whose curriculum commemorates Nazi pogroms against Germany's Jews in 1938 could also coordinate projects with an Iranian regime that denies the Holocaust and seeks to obliterate Israel.
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jpost.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Consequences of protest against Iranian ambassador to Germany

After interventions by STOP THE BOMB and other groups and their announcement of protests against the participation of the representative of the Iranian regime in Germany, Königin-Luise-Stiftung (KSL, Queen Luise Foundation) in Berlin moved its German-Iranian Teachers’ Conference scheduled for 16 November to a secret location. It also closed its school for that day. In its information letter to the parents, the school’s administration did no mention the criticism voiced against Ambassador Attar, who is accused of being responsible for massacres in the Kurdish parts of Iran and the intimidation of exiled Iranians in Germany.Apart from the Iranian ambassador, a representative of the German Federal Foreign Office was also announced to participate at the conference. Berlin-based daily Tagesspiegel reports that back in June some teachers of KLS initiated a petition to the German government and the Iranian embassy in support of the protests in Iran. This petition, however, has never been sent: "As heard from within KLS, head of school Olie decided after consultation with the Federal Foreign Office to refrain from making the petition public as the German-Iranian exchange program should not be jeopardized."
Interestingly, one of the most important German engineering companies in Iran, MAN, is also part of the exchange program.For more information go to the website of STOP THE BOMB-Germany.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

German Chancellor Merkel and Serbia ' s President Tadic arrive for news conference in Berlin

dony
It makes me feel sick,it’s like Prime Minister Brown meeting Merkel when the Luftwaffe had bombed the east end of London or Coventry,how many more of these people Tadic going to meet? She also sent her condolences on the death of Patriarch Pavle,does she also send her condolences to the serbs who were murdered by the Luftwaffe when NATO bombed the FRY?

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Man from northern Germany charged with 58 counts of killing Jewish laborers

Berlin, Germany (CNN) -- A 90-year-old man from northern Germany has been charged with 58 counts of murder for the killings of Jewish forced laborers in the final days of World War Two.
The man, who was not named, was a member of the feared SS serving in what is now Austria when he allegedly carried out the crimes, the state court in Duisburg, western Germany, said Tuesday.
A state office responsible for the prosecution of Nazi war crimes filed the charges.
On March 29, 1945, the man brought at least 57 Jewish forced laborers in several groups to a wooded area where they were forced to give up their valuables and kneel in a ditch, the court said.
"The accused and other SS members then shot the Jewish forced laborers cruelly from the back," the court said.
That day or the next, the court said, the man made other Jewish forced laborers who were "exhausted and no longer able to walk" to march near the town of Jabing, which was then in Germany is now part of modern-day Austria.
He then "insidiously" shot them from the back, it added.
"The accusation is that the accused let himself be led by the National Socialist (Nazi) ideology, corresponding to an extremely hostile and inhumane attitude toward the victims, who he viewed as inferior," the court said.
The court said it must now decide whether to open proceedings against the man, who has two weeks in which to raise any objections.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Top German director: No reason to boycott Israeli cinema

World renowned German film director Wim Wenders said in Jerusalem on Monday that there was no need to boycott the Israel film industry, since all such moves inevitably backfire. Wenders, who has directed dozens of internationally acclaimed films, including "Paris, Texas" and "Buena Vista Social Club," arrived on Sunday as the guest of honor for the 20th anniversary of the Sam Spiegel Israeli film Academy. During a press conference, the director said Israel has exported some excellent films over the past few years, and that European groups should focus on screening Israeli movies, not boycotting the country's film industry.
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haaretz.com

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Austrian Nazism: The Hatred of the Good for being the Good

Jews still have to put up with this dreck. Hitler was born in Austria, not Germany as many believe....
Israeli wins gold in fencing; Austrian hosts don't play 'Hatikva'
Israeli fencer Daria Strelnikov won the gold medal at the cadet's fencing world championship in Austria Saturday night. However, as the 14-year-old athlete stood at the podium waiting to hear the Israeli national anthem, she was greeted by a disturbing quiet.
Strelnikov and a fellow teammate on the podium decided to fill in the silence by singing Hatikva themselves. They were joined by their coach, and other supporting voices in the crowd.
If anyone grabs video of this, I'd like to see it.
You can take Hitler out of Austria, but there are still millions left like him.
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typepad.com

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Western Liberal Elites Have Made an Iranian Bomb a Reality -- And the mullahs have been laughing all along

by Leon de Winter
If you want to know the scope of the illusions of Western liberal elites, you should read the fascinating editorial published in the Guardian on October 22, 2003. It shows the willingness of these elites to disregard the cruel facts, the radical agenda, and the apocalyptic ambitions of the Iranian regime.
Six years ago, the regime in Tehran executed the same policies, and was driven by the same ideology, as today. And the same Western political elites tried everything in their power to distort the perception of their counterparts in Tehran in order to avoid the harsh truth: the mullahs want to crown Imam Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution with a nuclear weapon.
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pajamasmedia.com

Friday, November 13, 2009

Karadzic Trial Exposes Discrimination by UN War Crimes Tribunal

The Trial of former Bosnian-Serb president Radovan Karadzic by the UN war crimes Tribunal in The Hague is a disgrace. It will go down in history with the Stalinist show trials of the Soviet Union and the British Star Chamber.On September 3rd Karadzic asked the Tribunal to delay the commencement of his trial for ten months so he could prepare his defense. If his request had been granted, his trial would have started on July 3rd 2010.
The Tribunal denied his request and ordered that the trial commence on October 26, 2009, just one week after the Prosecution filed a "marked-up" version of the indictment.
Radovan Karadzic entered the Tribunal's custody on July 30, 2008. The October 26th start date only gave him one year and three months to prepare his defense ahead of the trial -- which is substantially less preparation time than the Tribunal has given several high-profile non-Serb defendants.
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nolanchart.com

Resurrecting the Caliphate -- Bosnia and Ottoman Dreams

The "trial" of the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic began last week before the Hague Inquisition. Karadzic himself boycotted the proceedings, arguing that he had no time to prepare a defense (the indictment was finalized October 19, though the ICTY had 14 years to do it). The Inquisition’s response — imposing counsel on him and adjourning till March 2010 — was not a surprise. Karadzic has already been convicted by the Western media, but a show trial has certain rules it must follow, even if the Inquisition gets to write its own. With the Inquisition already beginning to misrepresent what dubious evidence it has offered, the railroading of Radovan Karadzic looks set to proceed apace come spring.
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original.antiwar.com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Free Speech Under Attack

On November 2, 2004, Dutch columnist, filmmaker, and all-around provocateur Theo van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death as he biked to work on an Amsterdam street. The killer, Mohammed Bouyeri, insisted that Islam "compels me to chop off the head of anyone who insults Allah and the prophet." He targeted the anti-Islam van Gogh because of his movie Submission, which graphically highlights Koranic verses often used to justify the mistreatment of women. A half decade later, Islamists still answer free speech with violence. Two Chicago-area Muslims were charged last week with plotting attacks against those involved in publishing the Danish Muhammad cartoons. Shortly before that, Dutch MP Geert Wilders was welcomed to the UK by Islamist thugs who warned him — and everyone else — to "take lessons from people like Theo van Gogh," because "whoever insults the prophet, kill him." Yet the greatest threat to free speech does not come from homegrown jihadists who wish to make examples of rabble-rousing Westerners. It arises from governments and related entities blinded by the fanciful notion that radicals will leave us alone if we only stop saying things that offend them.
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hudsonny.org

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The fall of the Wall provoked civil wars within Yugoslavia

The government of the Republic of Serbian Krajina in exile is honoured to welcome the diplomatic consular representatives of Republic of Serbia and to remind them on 35 notes – with facts, that lies are being introduced in the western-European countries and in the US about Serbs and Serbian territories. The government of Republic of Serbian Krajina is noticing that in this kind of notes – from 28. 6 2007, starting with note nr: 432/07, what is being continued, because the NATO- and EU-nations, alongside with the Vatican, are still being very dishonourable towards the Orthodox Serbs. This policy is opposed to the UN standards regarding civil rights. The government of Krajina is reporting to the diplomatic consular representatives of Republic of Serbia that the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall [1989] and the reunification of the German territories is being celebrated as a victory of democracy and the end of the cold war. That is not true. To the political leaders, intellectuals and reporters must be reiterated that the unification of Germany was one of the major factors which contributed tot the escalation of civil wars within Yugoslavia, from 1991 to 1995, and caused the NATO-terror campaign against Serbia and Montenegro, in 1999.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

International Iran conference in Berlin

November 28/29, 2009
Berlin
Time to act. International Iran conference with Ali Alfoneh, Ilan Berman, Saba Farzan, Matthias Küntzel, Fathiyeh Naghibzadeh, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Gisela Stuart and others
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Monday, November 09, 2009

A Novel of the Chetnik Brigades: World War II Novels on Draza Mihailovich and the Chetniks

By Carl Savich
The resistance and guerrilla movement of Draza Mihailovich and the Chetniks electrified and stunned the United States in 1941 and 1942. In the midst of widespread acclaim, the first major novel on Draza Mihailovich and the Chetnik guerrillas was published in the United States on November 23, 1942, Sergeant Nikola: A Novel of the Chetnik Brigades by Istvan Tamas.
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Clemens Heni: Suicide bombing against Jews in Israel is “not necessarily antisemitic”

German Professor Wilhelm Kempf lectures in Dublin about today’s antisemitism…
Wilhelm Kempf, since 1977 professor of psychology at the University of Konstanz in the southwest of Germany, gave a lecture on „Israel-criticism and modern anti-Semitism“ at the conference of the International Society for Political Psychology in Dublin, June 14-17, 2009.
Before analyzing his paper in detail, some more information about Kempf. He is not known as an expert in research on antisemitism, rather as psychologist with a background of “peace and conflict” research. As early as 1999 he published a piece on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in comparison with the conflict in Northern Ireland. He compares two incomparable conflicts by ignoring the ideological core of anti-Zionist Islamic antisemitism. He goes so far as to claim that a suicide killing by Hamas on April 6, 1994, in Afula, was not resulting “from the ‘extremism’ of Hamas per se”.
He does not analyze Hamas ideology. Instead he conforms with mainstream “peace research”, which is in fact a strange terminology for people who have no problem with fascist regimes like today’s Iran or dictatorships in the Arab World, often driven by religious, Muslim, fanaticism and antisemitic public or political culture (see cartoons in Egypt, Saudi, or Syrian newspapers etc.).
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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Dancing Around the Truth of the Fort Hood Rampage

A Dutch writer living in politically correct America says what too many are afraid to say.
by Leon de Winter
There is only one term that adequately describes the massacre at Fort Hood: a terrorist attack. The media tries to avoid this term, but the more that is known about the killer, the more it becomes clear that this premeditated and deadly attack on unarmed soldiers and civilians was driven by his belief that Islam should rule the world.
In politically correct America, this massacre will lead to intensified efforts to find explanations which fit into the progressive worldview. It just can’t be true that a serious adult like the perpetrator starts killing because he feels justified to murder infidels.
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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Protest against the Iranian ambassador in Berlin

A "German-Iranian Teachers' Conference" is scheduled to take place November 16 - 19 in Berlin. The Iranian ambassador to Germany, Alireza Sheikh Attar, is supposed to open the conference. Further, the organizers announced the participation of representatives of the German Foreign Ministry and Berlin’s Senate Office (Senatsverwaltung).The Iranian embassy is involved in the intimidation and spying on Iranian opposition figures in Germany. Attar is not only the external propagandist of the Iranian rulers, who threaten Israel with extermination, but as a former governor of the Kurdish-Iranian provinces he is also directly responsible for the crimes of the Iranian regime. Moreover, according to Iranian opposition representatives, he administers the shopping list of Iran’s secret service for the purchase of German material needed for the Iranian nuclear program.If this event is going to take place as scheduled, protests against the participation of Attar will be staged in front of the Königin-Luise-Stiftung (address: Berlin, Podbielskiallee) on November 16. For further information see: http://de.stopthebomb.net/
If you wish to voice your protest against the conference, please send e-mails to the organizers and participants in advance:
Organizers:
unescoprojekt@koenigin-luise-stiftung.de
Participants:
nasseri@vini.de
BCWilhelm@aol.com
hoerold@asp.unesco.de
Marita.Hebisch-Niemsch@senbwf.verwalt-berlin.de
dienel@nexusinstitut.de
schmithals@nexusinstitut.de
schroeder@nexusinstitut.de
gabriela.guellil@deutsche-orient-stiftung.de
http://www.uni-potsdam.de/db/religion/index.php?ID_mitarbeiter=84
http://www.energie.tu-berlin.de/energie/menue/wimi-netzwerk/mitglieder/s/florian_stellmacher/

Friday, November 06, 2009

Germany: No case against ship's owners

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT, BERLIN
BERLIN - German authorities do not plan to prosecute the owners of the Francop, the German-owned vessel that shipped the massive cache of Iranian supplied rockets and weapons that was confiscated by Israeli naval commandos overnight Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Kai Thomas Breas, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office in Stade, near Hamburg, told the Post on Thursday that there "is no responsibility for a criminal act because the ship sailed under the Antigua flag. The ship did not sail under a German flag."
The owner of the German shipping company is Gerd Bartels, and the Francop is registered in Neu Wulmstorf, which falls under the jurisdiction of the prosecutor in Stade.
The Hansa India, owned by the Hamburg-based Leonhardt and Blumberg company and seized by US Marines in early October for unlawfully transporting Iranian weapons, is under investigation in Hamburg, but that ship was flying a German flag.
The Israeli government had urged the German Foreign Ministry to report the Hansa India case to the United Nations sanctions committee in early October. However, on Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for the United Nations secretary-general, the UN had no information on the incident. Asked about the failure to notify the UN, a German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman wrote by e-mail to the Post that "the German government notified the responsible committee of the United Nations on October 15 about the known facts and the adopted measures." The German Foreign Ministry declined to provide the Post with the names of the UN personnel that were alerted or documentation confirming the notification of the Hansa India violations.
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Thursday, November 05, 2009

'Francop' second German ship caught with Hizbullah-bound weapons

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL ,BERLIN
The Francop, the German-owned vessel seized early Wednesday by the Israel Navy that was carrying weapons destined for Syria and Hizbullah, is the second German-owned ship found carrying Hizbullah-bound arms in the past month. Asked about the Iranian rockets found on the Francop, a representative from shipping company Gerd Bartels told The Jerusalem Post, "I am sorry but I cannot give an answer." Gerd Bartels is based in Neu Wulmstorf, near Hamburg. The ship had been leased by a Cypriot company and was flying an Antiguan flag.
In early October, the Hansa India, owned by the Hamburg-based Leonhardt and Blumberg company, was seized by the US Navy in Suez Bay. Aaron Sagui, a spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Berlin, declined to comment on the involvement of multiple German vessels transporting Iranian weapons. He told the Post that the "ship is proof of how Iran is violating international law and UN sanctions," adding that "Iran keeps sending arms to Hamas and Hizbullah." That German ships were being used for arms smuggling stood in marked contrast to remarks made Tuesday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington.
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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Jews in Germany: An Interview with Henryk Broder

by John Rosenthal
The Central Council of Jews in Germany claims to represent “all the Jews in Germany.” Shortly after the Second World War, when the Central Council was founded, that was not a lot — according to the Central Council’s own estimate, a mere 15,000 persons. Up until the late 1980s, the number remained in the low tens of thousands. In the meanwhile, as a result of an influx of Jewish “refugees” from the former Soviet Union, it has reportedly ballooned to over 100,000. Henryk Broder, one of Germany’s best known and most controversial political commentators, has been a frequent critic of the Central Council. On October 21, however, Broder created a sensation by announcing that he was seeking the Central Council’s presidency.
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"Crystal Night" and Beyond

On November 9, 1938, a massive nation-wide anti-Jewish pogrom took place during peacetime across the entire territory of the Third Reich. The pretext for this orgy of violence against German Jews was the shooting in Paris two days earlier of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year-old Polish-Jewish refugee. The state-organized pogrom, instigated by Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, resulted in the burning or damaging of more than a thousand synagogues; the ransacking of about 7,500 businesses, the murder of at least 91 Jews, and the deportation of another 30,000 Jewish males to concentration camps in Dachau, Buchenwald, and Sachsenhausen. This murderous onslaught against German Jewry, cynically described by the Nazis as the "Night of Broken Glass" (Kristallnacht), was a major turning point on the road to the "Final Solution" of the so-called "Jewish Question." It signified that the Nazi regime had crossed a Rubicon and would no longer be deterred by Western public opinion in its "war against the Jews." The economic expropriation of German Jewry, its complete social ostracism and public humiliation swiftly followed. Jews were banned from public transport, from frequenting concerts, theaters, cinemas, commercial centers, beaches, or using public benches. Only a fortnight after "Crystal Night," the SS journal, Das Schwarze Korps, chillingly prophesied the final end of German Jewry through "fire and sword" and its imminent complete annihilation.
Today, shocking to relate, the specter of such apocalyptic anti-Semitism has returned to haunt Europe and other continents, while often assuming radically new forms.
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Peacefully Toward Disaster? On the Western Policy of Dialogue With the Iranian Regime

Lecture and discussion with Dr. Matthias Küntzel
(Political scientist, board member of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East - Germany)
Chair: Stefan Schaden (STOP THE BOMB)
Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 7:30 pm
Republikanischer Club, Rockhgasse 1, 1010 Vienna
The Shiite Islamists in Iran do not intend to stabilize, but to topple the secularized world order, which they call “satanic”, and want to replace it with a Sharia-based system of international relations. For this purpose, they need the nuclear program that has so far been developed under the auspices of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The general public believes that the Non-Proliferation Treaty bars those aspiring to have the bomb from getting it. In reality, however, it provides the aspirants with a huge range of possibilities. Bill Clinton was therefore well advised when he denied the Iranian regime any kind of nuclear energy back in the nineties. In 2003, however, the foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France and Germany traveled to Tehran and recognized the Iran’s right to use “nuclear energy for peaceful aims” despite massive White House concerns. At that moment it was well-known that Tehran had been violating the control regime of the Non-Proliferation Treaty for 18 years by building secret nuclear facilities. Since then, every breach of the treaty by Iran has earned the regime more concessions by the Europeans and later by the USA, justified with a reference to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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How to deal with the Iranian Regime? Symposium in Vienna

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, from 5.30 p.m.
Haus der Begegnung Mariahilf, Königseggasse 10, 1060 Wien
(between Otto-Bauer-Gasse and Loquai-Platz, U3 Zieglergasse, Bus 13A, 14A, 59A) Contributions by:
Amir Taheri (Journalist, London)
Ilan Berman (American Foreign Policy Council, Washington)
Jana Hybaskova (former MEP, Prague)
Simone Dinah Hartmann (STOP THE BOMB)
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Monday, November 02, 2009

New documentary on breakup of Yugoslavia

Bojan Ratković
Canadian filmmaker delivers another documentary on Western involvement in a bloody break up of former Yugoslavia.
From the filmmaker behind the controversial documentary “Kosovo Can You Imagine?”, which brought to light the unimaginable suffering of Kosovo’s besieged Serbian population, comes word that a brand new film dealing with the complex issues of Western involvement in the internal affairs of the former Yugoslav republics has been green lit for production.
Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski, winner of the Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival for his 2008 exposé on the gross violations of basic human rights that Kosovo’s remaining Serbs and other non-Albanians are being subjected to in the 21st century, has begun work on an even more ambitious project that aims to uncover the real truth behind Western involvement in the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia.
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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Kosovo Albanian separatists initiate media propaganda campaign

Picture: After attacking a Serbian village in Kosovo, Albanian Muslim mob lynched a pig owned by a Christian Serb. Pigs are considered filthy by Islam and sometimes Jews and Christians are referred to as pigs
Kosovo Albanian separatists have initiated a media propaganda campaign in the largest TV networks in the world in order to portray an image that they are not a violent society in which two thirds of Christians have been ethnically cleansed while the remaining one are under daily threats and attacks by violent ethnic Albanians loyal to the separatist government now in control of the province. The media propaganda will show 60 second videos that will claim that Kosovo is a “country” of pristine tolerance and enormous possibilities. One minute videos will broadcast in CNN, CNN in Turkish language, Euronews, Bloomberg TV and Eurosport. In its annual report just published on Monday, European police, EUROPOL, says criminal groups led by Albanians challenge European organizations via drug trafficking and that the Albanians play a central role in drug trafficking and maintains strong connections with Kosovo and Italy in human trafficking, heroin and marijuana smuggling.
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