Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Germany: Turkey can have Turkish schools in Germany

Before her visit to Turkey, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected the idea of Turkish-language schools in Germany:
"I do not think this brings us forward, as I think that Turkish children and pupils should go to German schools. I do not think much of the idea of Turkish children going to Turkish school," she told the Passauer Neue Presse regional newspaper.
But after visiting German-language schools in Turkey, she doesn't dismiss the idea:
Chancellor Angela Merkel's pledge to support the establishment of Turkish-language universities is being hailed in Turkey as a hard-won concession, but it may not exactly be the news that Germany's nearly 3 million Turks are looking forward to hearing.
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Switzerland: Why foreigners move to the political right

The rightwing Swiss People’s Party is attracting more and more young foreigners at the expense of parties on the left, the traditional base for migrants.
Aleksander, Naveen, Anastasia, Shanky and Shahid: their names or skin colour betray their origins. What they have in common, however, is their allegiance to a party reputed to be the most hostile to foreigners in Switzerland.
“We’ve got nothing against foreigners – we welcome them with open arms!” This catchphrase, repeated over and over at the People’s Party’s small grassroots gatherings, might look like a slogan, but the growing infatuation of secondos – children of immigrants – and other young foreigners for a party that is otherwise typically agrarian is very real.“We don’t have statistics, but it’s a very real phenomenon,” said Silvia Bär, a political scientist and member of the party’s central staff in Zurich.“I’ve been criss-crossing the country for around 20 years and I’ve never seen so many people with foreign origins at our meetings, whether they are members or just sympathisers.”This trend is confirmed by the party’s vice-president, Yvan Perrin, who adds that the phenomenon is more pronounced in the German-speaking part of the country than in the French-speaking part.“And we didn’t do anything to attract this demographic. It was they who came to us because they can see the difference between us and the other parties and they find our values appealing,” he said.
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Berlin’s Undead Traditions

by sheikyermami
Germany’s Jewish community on Monday warned of an “alarming” rise in anti-Semitic violence by Arab and Turkish immigrants after Berlin police reported two unrelated attacks against Jews at the weekend.
“There’s an urgent need to fight the roots of anti-Semitism, especially coming from young Turks and Arabs, and to effectively counter it,” the Jewish Community in Berlin said in a statement.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Merkel takes her views to Turkey, returns with Erdogans….

by sheikyermami
Islamist would-be caliph Tayyip Erdogan must have taken German chancellor Angela Merkels to the cleaners, where they did a bit of good old fashioned Islamo-fascist brainwashing on her:
Before she went, she told Germans that there wouldn’t be any Turkish (Islamic) universities in Germany. Now, upon her return, she’s not so sure anymore...
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Turkish Caliphate Allures

by sheikyermami
Turkish Thug in Chief Tayyip Erdogan demands Germany pay for Turkish schools, rejects integration and calls assimilation a “crime against humanity”.
The demand for Turkish schools has just been rejected. However, in view of the rapid re-Islamization of Turkey it is a bad idea for German chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Turkey at this moment in time. Turks should be summoned whenever necessary, and told in no uncertain terms where to stick their arrogance.
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Merkel: 'rules changed' for Turkish EU bid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey Monday that its membership talks with the European Union did not guarantee accession and urged it to grant trade privileges to EU-member Cyprus.
"The rules of the game have changed" since Turkey first applied to become a member of the bloc five decades ago, Merkel said through an interpreter after talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan."The (accession) negotiations are an open-ended process. We should now pursue this open-ended process," she added, suggesting that Turkey's integration with the bloc does not have to be full membership.Along with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Merkel remains one of the staunchest opponents of Turkey's bid to join the European Union, arguing that a vast, relatively poor country with a mainly Muslim 71-million population has no place in Europe.She has instead proposed a "privileged partnership" between Turkey and the bloc, an alternative Ankara flatly rejects.Merkel however stressed the immediate task for Ankara was to open its ports to vessels from Cyprus - an EU member Ankara does not recognise - under a customs union accord with the Union.
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Merkel visits Turkey amid broad disagreements

German Chancellor Angela Merkel flies into Turkey on Monday for a delicate two-day visit against a backdrop of profound differences with its leaders over its limping EU accession bid.
The rift between the two countries has been exposed during the run-up to the visit, on two levels, with arguments about integration of Turks into Germany, as well as Merkel’s opposition to Turkey’s entry to the EU. "This is going to be a difficult visit; some statements may even overshadow bilateral relations," Semih Idiz, a foreign affairs commentator from the Milliyet newspaper told AFPIn remarks published in Turkish newspapers last Wednesday, Merkel said she would insist on a "privileged partnership" for Turkey rather than EU membership, during her visit.
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Germany prepares to receive Gitmo prisoners

A German delegation visited Guantanamo last week to meet the prisoners who might come to Germany after their release, Der Spiegel magazine reported over the weekend.The delegation included officials from the interior ministry, the federal criminal police and the migration office. They are said to have wanted to meet the prisoners to make an assessment of their needs and to make a risk prognosis. U.S. special envoy Daniel Fried gave a list of nine names to the German interior ministry at the end of last year. Secret talks have been held during the months since then, to discuss how the men might be accommodated in Germany, and under what conditions. Der Spiegel reports that of the original nine prisoners, several have already been accepted by other countries and released, leaving what it calls a handful remaining who would come to Germany. These include a Palestinian man from the West Bank who belongs to the conservative religious grouping Tabligh-i-Jamaat, who was arrested in Pakistan; a Jordanian who travelled to Afghanistan in the summer of 2001 and was arrested there, as well as a Syrian who was arrested shortly after being treated in a hospital in Kabul. The plan to allow the prisoners to come to Germany has been criticised from within the governing coalition, in particular from Wolfgang Bosbach of the Christian Democratic Union, CDU, and chairman of the parliamentary interior committee. “I have fundamental security concerns about the admission of Guantanamo prisoners. Should we decide, despite these, to take former prisoners on humanitarian grounds, all security concerns must be checked and satisfied for each individual prisoner,” he told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.“The USA must convincingly explain to us why these people were not freed until now, why the USA will not admit them and why they cannot go back to their home countries,” he added. President Barack Obama had pledged to close the Guantanamo prison when elected, criticising its controversial legal basis and the treatment of those held there. There remain around 190 prisoners, nearly 100 of which are being prepared for release.
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Austria: Giant Turkish Mosque Causes No-Go Zone in Small Town

by sheikyermami
Erdogan the Turkish PM has recently repeated his call to Turks living in the EU not to assimilate and has added that EU Turkish officials and community leaders should work to promote the interests of the Turkish government. Now the area where this Austrian mosque has been built is showing the same signs of developing into the aggressive no-go areas that are popping up across Europe ~ where significant numbers of Muslims live.
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Anti-Semitic Symbiosis

National Socialism and the Muslim Brotherhood appeared at about the same time — in the 1920s — and shared a central ideological imperative: the extermination of the world’s Jews. The National Socialist dream ended in a Berlin bunker in 1945, but the Muslim Brotherhood dream never died.
It is alive and well today, and is gaining ground on all fronts in ways that Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, and Haj Amin el-Husseini could never have imagined, thanks to a worldwide petroleum-based economy and the self-immolation of Western Civilization.
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German Court Lets Admitted Nazi Murderer Go Free

by John Rosenthal
Misleading headlines in other media notwithstanding, the SS hitman Heinrich Boere stands a good chance of living out his life in comfortable retirement.

Ex-Nazi Guilty in Wartime Murders,” the New York Times headline ran. “Heinrich Boere, Ex-Nazi SS Member, Convicted For WWII Murders” ran the headline of the AP article on the Huffington Post. The Times in London (in an otherwise informative article, it must be said) even chose to run with “SS killer Heinrich Boere finally jailed at 88.” But the headlines could just as well have run “German Court Lets Admitted Nazi Murderer Go Free.”
For that is, in fact, what happened in a courtroom in Aachen last Tuesday. The court convicted Boere, who has made no secret of his participation in the murders in question, and then let him go free. The New York Times article fails even to mention this fact. The AP does eventually get around to mentioning it, but not before noting, “Though sentenced to death in absentia in the Netherlands in 1949, later commuted to life imprisonment, Boere has managed to avoid jail until now” — as if he was not, in fact, continuing to avoid jail!
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Germany: International Right-Wingers Gather for EU-Wide Minaret Ban

Saturday, the group Pro-NRW is holding an anti-minaret conference in Gelsenkirchen which will include delegates from right-wing populist parties from across Europe. In addition to discussing a European-wide minaret ban, the event will include a march on the Merkez Mosque, pictured here, in Duisburg.
This Saturday, politicians representing right-wing conservative parties from across Europe will descend on the Horst Palace to discuss the dangers of Islam. Delegates from the Belgian nationalists Vlaams Belang will be there as will politicians from Geert Wilders's Dutch Party for Freedom, Pia Kjaersgaard's Danish People's Party and the Front National of Jean-Marie Le Pen. Others from Sweden, Austria and Eastern Europe are also on the invite list.The hosts are a relatively new group of German right-wing conservatives called Pro-NRW (an abbreviation of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia) and the goal of the conference is clear: to follow in Switzerland's footsteps and ban minarets across Europe. And they want to use a provision of the European Union's new Lisbon Treaty to do it."I don't think that minarets are part of our heritage," conference attendee Filip Dewinter, floor leader for Vlaams Belang in the Flemish parliament, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. "They are symbols of radical Islam. The question is whether Islam is a religion like Protestantism and Catholicism and for me it is not. It is a political system, it is a way of life and it is one that is not compatible with ours."
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European Politicians Are Living a Lie about Israel: An Interview with Fiamma Nirenstein

by Stefan Frank
Q: In 2006, a member of the German parliament from the [post-Communist] Left Party declared that she was on the same side as Hezbollah. Is it just a coincidence that anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism provide a common ground between parts of the left and jihadist terrorists or are there stronger bonds underneath the surface?
Fiamma Nirenstein: They are connected by their rejection of modern democracy. Not everybody who is born in a democracy is a democrat. There is a lot of anti-democratic ideology in the democratic world, and the fact that it can be expressed is part of democracy. This is a contradiction we have to live with.
Anybody who says that they are on the side of Hezbollah, while knowing the history and ideology of this organization, should be ashamed of themselves. The ideology of Hezbollah is one of war-mongering. They always look for war, and they completely destroyed Lebanese democracy. Lebanon used to be one of the few countries in the Middle East enjoying a plurality of identities. The process of creating a flourishing democracy — something to which many Lebanese still aspire — has faced huge difficulties because of the presence of Hezbollah.
And although Israel pulled out of Lebanon in 2000, Hezbollah continued its war against Israel and thus provoked a justified reaction. You cannot keep bombing Israeli towns and killing Israeli soldiers and suppose there won’t be a reaction. As for this woman you mentioned, I don’t think she would want to wear a chador.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

What is Andritz doing in Iran? STOP THE BOMB voices protest against business ties with Iran at Andritz' annual shareholders' meeting in Graz

On Friday March 26th, the coalition STOP THE BOMB will hold a protest rally against the business ties of Austrian companies with Iran at the annual shareholders' meeting of the Graz-based engineering company Andritz. From 9:30am coalition activists will gather in front of the Graz Congress Center to inform the shareholders about the character of the Iranian regime and the company's business with Iran. Experts claim that Andritz has been involved in projects associated with companies belonging to the Revolutionary Guards. "The Revolutionary Guards are the elite troops of the regime. Not only do they control the missiles and nuclear programs, they have also been significantly involved in the brutal crackdown on the Iranian freedom movement during the last months", says STOP THE BOMB spokesperson Simone Dinah Hartmann. "It is nearly impossible for companies to rule out that they are doing business with companies of the Revolutionary Guards as the latter meanwhile dominate the Iranian economy and control up to 80 percent of the Iranian foreign trade."Andritz, a globally operating company with more than 13 000 employees, has its own representation in Tehran and was still selling goods to Iran in 2009. The Austrian embassy in Tehran features the company's products on its website. For years, Andritz has supplied the Kharkeh project with generators; a project mainly run by Khatam al Anbiya, a consortium affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Muslim Nazi Erdogan urges Germany to allow dual citizenship

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged Germany, where some three million people of Turkish origin live, to loosen its rules for dual citizenship.
"I find it very regrettable that Germany is among the countries in the European Union that does notallow it (dual citizenship)" he told the German weekly Die Zeit."I hope that Germany will also allow it one day," he said ahead of a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel to Turkey next week.Germany only allows citizens to hold the nationality of another state in exceptional circumstances, such as in the case of European Union citizens.A child of foreign parents born in Germany can obtain dual citizenship if one parent has lived in the country regularly for at least eight years. But the child must choose one of the two nationalities by his 23rd birthday.Erdogan, who raised hackles in 2008 for opposing the assimilation of people of Turkish lineage in German society, underlined his support for Turkish secondary schools in Germany.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Benevolent Intellectual And The Spirit of Sharia

by Henryk M. Broder
Islam – or, as some prefer to say, Islamism – is on the march, though it is employing different means from those that the Communists used. On the one hand there is the demographic weapon that is now changing the face of Europe, as seen in the debates about the construction of minarets and the wearing of burkas; on the other hand, there is an ideology that many enlightened people, especially intellectuals, find quite attractive, not despite but because of its simplicity: the world is bad, and we want to and will make it better. We know how to do it. If you’re not with us, you’re against us. Your choice.
There are even people who are volunteering for service. Not to stand athwart the oncoming superpower, which would be dangerous, but to show it the way, just as a pilot guides a ship into port. Among these people are intelligent and educated individuals who could not be seduced by slick ad slogans to buy a flat-screen TV or tempted by last-minute deals for Caribbean vacations, but who are now succumbing to the charms of a new totalitarianism.
Take for example Andreas Zielcke, who recently argued in Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) for the recognition of sharia law as a complement to the Western legal system.
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Germany’s War on the War on Terror

by John Rosenthal
What is perhaps most startling about the German opposition to the SWIFT agreement, however, is the seemingly total indifference of the opponents to the reality of terrorist financing and the threat that European jihadist networks represent.
As was already made clear by the 9/11 attacks, Germany itself has been a major hub of jihadist activism and terror financing. Americans will largely be aware of the Hamburg cell and of the three suicide pilots—Mohammed Atta, Ziad Jarrah, and Marwan al-Shehhi—who came from Germany to America to train for and carry out the attacks. But they might be less aware that even after the arrival of the trio in the United States, their Hamburg cell co-conspirator Ramzi Binalshibh continued to play a crucial role in facilitating the attacks from German soil. Among other things, he did so, notably, by transferring funds.
It was indeed the discovery of Binalshibh’s Hamburg phone number among Zacarias Moussaoui’s personal affairs that would allow investigators to connect Moussaoui to the 9/11 plot. Binalshibh is known to have transferred $14,000 to Moussaoui in America. Binalshibh is also suspected of having been involved in the planning of the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole. He had lived in Germany since the mid-1990s.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Clemens Heni: Riga, Viktor Arajs, march 16, the Latvian Legion and the Holocaust

Last Tuesday, March 16, some 200 former Waffen-SS members marched through the city of Riga, the capital of Latvia, accompanied by at least 1000 Neo-Nazis and other ordinary Latvians. I never have seen before in live such a parade of people and their units who had been actively involved in the Shoah.
Why could something like this happen in today’s world, 2010? In Europe, in a member state of the European Union (EU), which most people consider to be a democratic entity. Obviously Latvia has an extremely anti-Semitic political culture. Honoring soldiers who fought side by side with Nazi Germany and who committed crimes against humanity is proof of the anti-Semitic atmosphere in the Baltics. Rejecting the remembrance of the Holocaust is an essential part of what scholarship calls “secondary anti-Semitism”. This event was even worse, because it rejected remembrance of the Holocaust and even praised members of the Latvian Legion which has been an active part in killing Latvian Jews.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

German city bans Israel flag – again

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Kassel authorities explain prohibition at event to combat anti-Semitism comes as “Israeli flag could disturb pedestrians” and “threaten” them.
The city of Kassel in the German state of Hesse has issued a ban on the display of an Israeli flag at an information stand planned on Saturday by the group Alliance Against Anti-Semitism (AAAS).According to a report Friday on the Web site of German news outlet Nordhessische, local authorities justified the prohibition at the event to combat anti-Semitism because the “Israeli flag could disturb pedestrians” and they could feel “threatened” by the expression of the flag of the Jewish state.The singling out of the Jewish state was made evident in the Nordhessische news report because Kassel permitted activists supporting the pro-democracy movement in the Islamic Republic to display Iranian flags over the past months but Israel’s flag has a persona non grata status.“How can it be that an agency, which is responsible for public order, views the public order as endangered by displaying an Israeli flag?” AAAS spokesman Jonas Dörge asked, according to Nordhessische.The Kassel public order agency, a body employed by the municipality, was not available for immediate comment on Saturday.Kassel, a city of roughly 200,000, previously cracked down on the display of the blue-and-white flag during the IDF’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. While demonstrations involving calls to “kill Israelis” took place in Kassel and across German cities during the Gaza war, local authorities seized and banned the display of Israeli flags in Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Bochum, Mainz and Berlin. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators attempted to shut down a solidarity stand for Israel in January 2009 in Kassel, prompting the removal of the Israeli flag.According to numerous observers in Germany, authorities are quick to punish pro-Israel Germans who display Israeli flags and Hebrew signs, while permitting violent incitement against Jews and Israelis at rallies organized by Muslims and Left Party members. A student in the industrial city of Bochum was fined €300 in September for waving an Israeli flag as a counterprotest at an anti-Israel rally where demonstrators invoked inflammatory, hate-driven rhetoric against the Jewish state.The Central Council of Jews in Germany has slammed regional governments for failing to protect free speech and preserve a lively democratic culture. Yet societal and media indifference toward bias and hatred against the Jewish state remains largely anchored in German society and the Israeli flag is viewed as a “provocative” symbol.Thomas von der Osten-Sacken, a publicist who has written on modern anti-Semitism and political Islam in Germany, explained the ubiquitous indifference toward contemporary anti-Semitism. He told the Jerusalem Post that Wolfgang Benz, director of Berlin’s Center for Research on Anti-Semitism, has significantly contributed to a climate where his faulty drawing of a parallel between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia has been “accepted” and has served to play down the severity of the Holocaust.Benz went to great efforts over the past year to propagate the view that German Muslims are facing the same murderous hatred as Jews during the course of German history. He remained silent during the outbreak of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel activity in Germany during the Gaza war.Von der Osten-Sacken cited José Luis Ortega Lleras, chairman of the Office of Integration in the Bavarian city of Erlangen, who said last week that the hostility against Muslims in Germany is the same as what Jews experienced before they were annihilated by the Nazis.
Benz is slated to deliver a talk on Sunday at a city-sponsored anti-racism conference in Erlangen on why anti-Semitism is comparable to bias against Muslims. The conference has raised eyebrows among critics because Benz is appearing with Dr. Sabine Schiffer, who endorsed The End of Judaism by Hajo Meyer as an “important book” in which, according to Meyer, Judaism is to blamed for anti-Semitism. Schiffer works closely with Benz and his institute, and essays and interviews from her have appeared on anti-Semitic German Web sites and newspapers such as the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, that call for boycotts against Israel. She is considered a friend of the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran and recently gave an interview to the Iranian state press.
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Berlin: Four poker heist suspects arrested

German police announced they arrested all four suspects in the Berlin poker heist. The four accomplices, who are said to be of Turkish and Arabic origins, robbed 242,000 euro from the poker tournament at the Grand Hyatt hotel two weeks ago. A witness to the robbery took down the license number of the gateway vehicle, which was registered to one of the suspects.The first suspect to be arrested was Vedat S. (21), a German citizen of Turkish origins. Vedat turned himself in last Monday and named his three accomplices. The second suspect, Ahmad el-Awayti (20), was arrested at a Berlin subway station on Wednesday during a routine security check.Mustafa Ucarkus (20), a Turkish citizen from Neukölln, Berlin fled Germany. His lawyer later contacted the investigators and he reported to the authorities at Tegel Airport in Berlin.The final suspect turned himself in on Saturday as well, also at Tegel airport, with the aid of his lawyer. German-Turk Jihad Khaled Chetwie (19) of Kreuzberg, Berlin, supposedly fled to Lebanon with 40,000 euro. German newsapper BILD reported that Jihad barely knows Arabic and feared landing in Lebanese jail. Ucarkus and Chetwie both did time in the past for robbery.
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

McCain & terror financier run for Senate

Soon McCain may hold hands once again with once disgraced now-a-hopeful Joseph DioGuardi – this time in Senate and not in a rented hall full of terrorist financiers pictured below.
Both of these chaps are Senate contenders with DioGuardi announcing a bid on March 18.
While McCain’s wife was making friends with Kosovo Albanian thugs who ran organ trade in the Balkans, DioGuardi actually funded these guys and peddled their land-grap propaganda in the Balkans. In 1998 DioGuardi successfully lobbied Congress to de-list these Albanian thugs, known as the KLA, from the US terrorist list so, McCain’s wife has DioGuardi to thank for the joy of her splendid company she is pictured with below.
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Friday, March 19, 2010

Radovan Karadzic: war against ‘Islamist goals’ of Muslims was ‘just’

by sheikyermami
The Serb cause in the Bosnia war was a “just and holy” war against the “Islamist goals” of Muslims, Radovan Karadzic has claimed during his trial against United Nations genocide charges.Wearing a dark suit and tie, the wartime political leader of Bosnia’s Serbs today ended a previous boycott of his genocide and war crimes trial to open his own defence.
Radovan Karadzic accused Bosnian Muslims of “war tricks” by bussing in corpses and artificial body parts to stage atrocities in Sarajevo.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nobel laureate says Siemens and Nokia help Iran regime

AFP - Nobel prizewinner Shirn Ebadi on Tuesday accused German engineering giant Siemens and Finnish telecoms firm Nokia of supplying Iran with technology to help it suppress democratic dissent.
Speaking on France Culture radio, the exiled Iranian feminist and 2003 Nobel peace laureate, said Western firms are undermining opposition to Tehran's authoritarian regime and called for international economic sanctions.
"Unfortunately, a certain number of firms support the Iranian regime in its repression and censorship," she said.
"It's clearly the case with Siemens and Nokia when they send the Iranian state software and technology that it can use to monitor mobile telephone calls and text messages," she declared.
Earlier this month, the firms' joint subsidiary Nokia Siemens Networks had already insisted that a system it sold Tehran in 2008 is not capable of bugging calls or spying on the Internet.
Nokia went further following Ebadi's latest charges, insisting that networks supported by its technology could in fact boost freedom of expression.
"We, as a company, in no way approve of the misuse of telecommunication equipment," Nokia Siemens Network spokeswoman Riitta Maard told AFP.
"We believe that communication and mobile phone technologies play a significant role in the development of societies and the advancement of democracy," she said.
Ebadi is unconvinced, however, citing the contract as evidence that Western governments are not serious about their threat of new economic sections against Tehran.
"When it comes to commercial contracts, human rights fall by the wayside," she told France Culture, noting that Germany is still Iran's main European trading partner and accusing it of seeking more lucrative ties.
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Foreign passports go on sale in Kosovo

Passports and citizenships of foreign countries, including multiple entry visas, are being sold in Kosovo for several thousands euros, Slovenian daily Dnevnik said on Wednesday.
The paper says a company in downtown Pristina offers the Kosovo’s citizens with savings of up to 10.000 euros to purchase British Guyana citizenship or passport. The holders of these passports can travel to Western Europe and Canada without visa restrictions.
The holders of these documents can also apply for US visa and they will probably be granted an entry visa.
The citizens can also get a Namibian citizenship for 6.000 euros. The company offers five-year and two-year visa for Britain and Cyprus.
Company owner told the paper that the company has been registered and it enables its clients to travel across the world.
Just five countries scrapped visa restrictions for Kosovo’s citizens. Turkey is the most interesting destination for Kosovo Albanians.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bosnian Muslim Rep, Imam in pedophilia row

Authorities are searching the house of the Bosnian Muslim parliamentarian Sadik Ahimetovic who is under suspicion for pedophilia and prostitution, report Bosnian media. Several individuals have already been arrested in the villages surrounding Srebrenica.
The search and seizure is being done by orders of the Court and the prosecutors office in Bjeljina and among the arrested in one Bosnian Imam.
Ahmetovic, pictured to the left, told Sarajevo media that he was brought in for questioning and that at question is a young female that he was “sponsoring” last year.
The word “sponsor” is used in the Balkans for a situation where a young female goes out with an older male with money and in exchange for money, expenses and good time she has sex only with him.
Rumors say that another 20 individuals abused the young girl but Ahmetovic said that this entire story is a “set up”.
Among his wives, Islamic prophet also “married” a 13-year old child.
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Hitler hugely popular in that epicenter of jihad activity, Pakistan

In Pakistan, jihadists are folk heroes. And so is Adolf Hitler, for largely the same reasons: genocidal Jew-hatred, militarism, etc. Yet the execrable libelblogger Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs had the mendacious temerity to smear anti-jihadists as neo-Nazis.
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Dear Mayor of Monschau!

I have had the pleasure of visiting your exquisitely beautiful German town, the second member of my family to do so. The first was my dad, who, as a member of the 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in Gen. Bradley’s Army, had, with time out to recuperate from wounds incurred at the Battle of St Lo, fought across nothern Europe from D-Day plus 2 until reaching Monschau by the end of 1944.
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Islam Online Whines That Mohammedans Aren’t Allowed to Run Germany

by sheikyermami
Imagine! Many are born here. They are “here to stay”.
Sad to say, Germany is also witnessing the re-emergence of a new racism which seeks to deny these Muslims the description of being “German”, especially those of them born in Germany. One should bear in mind that the subject ofAusländerfeindlichkeit, or xenophobia, which was so widely discussed prior to 9/11, has now mysteriously disappeared from the public discourse.
Many active and widely promoted critics of Islam in Germany insist that Islam is foreign and backward-looking, and negate the possibility that Muslim positions might develop and adapt in accordance with the changes of a technologically defined world. German Muslims, especially those Germans who have entered Islam, are described in public discourse not only as “confused misfits” and discredited as “radicals”, they are more and more frequently made responsible for a series of grievances in the Islamic world as a whole.
In this way the idea that most Muslims are mere guests in Germany is reinforced in public. Sometimes it is even claimed that German Muslims ought not to be accommodated until minorities are given similar rights in all Islamic countries.
Imagine! The audacity of these filthy kafirs! If that doesn’t call for jihad I don’t know what does….
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Berlin: Turk confesses to poker heist

One of the robbers who stole more than €200,000 in the Berlin poker heist has been arrested!The man is of Turkish origin and is only 21, and he confessed in the presence of his lawyer that he was part of the gang which raided the tournament earlier this month.But he refuses to say a word about the whereabouts of the missing €242,000 haul or who his accomplices were.Four thugs stormed the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the German capital's Potsdamer Platz armed with machetes and a revolver on March 6 at around 2.15 pm. They overran one security guard and went to the vault.A second security guard, Roman H. (36), bravely tackled one of the masked men and held him in a head lock. The robber lost his gun and a bag full of cash.But a machete-wielding accomplice freed him and the four invaders ran away together – without masks!Their plans went out of the window as the whole incident was filmed and every one of them left fingerprints and DNA behind!(...)An officer told BILD: “We know exactly who we are looking for. We will catch these guys sooner or later.”
Source: BILD (English)

Turkey: "We need to inoculate European culture with Turkish culture"

Leaders of Turkish descent across Europe recently received an invitation to a fancy event in Istanbul, all expenses paid. But what sounded innocent enough appears to have been an attempt by Ankara to get members of the Turkish diaspora to represent Turkish interests abroad. Turkish-German politicians have reacted angrily to the brazen lobbying.The invitation that numerous Turkish-German politicians received in February sounded enticing: Lunch in a five-star hotel in Istanbul, travel expenses included. The session was titled: "Wherever One of Our Compatriots Is, We Are There Too."Around 1,500 people of Turkish descent from several European countries accepted the tempting offer. Among the speakers at the event, which took place at the end of February, were businesspeople, NGO representatives and a member of the Belgian parliament of Turkish descent. But the meeting, which has sparked outrage among Turkish-German politicians, was more than a harmless gathering of the Turkish diaspora.The event was organized by the Turkish government, which is led by the conservative-religious Justice and Development (AKP) party, in an attempt to send a clear message to the participants that they should represent Turkey in other countries. Turks living abroad should take the citizenship of their new home country -- not, however, with the intention of becoming an integrated part of that society, but so they can become politically active, said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who spoke at the event. Erdogan also compared Islamophobia with anti-Semitism in his speech and said that countries which oppose dual citizenship are violating people's fundamental rights. (Germany, for example, generally does not allow its citizens to hold dual nationality.)Participants in the session told SPIEGEL ONLINE that the Turkish prime minister then repeated a sentence which had already sparked fierce criticism when he said it during a 2008 speech in Cologne: "Assimilation is a crime against humanity." And even stronger language was apparently used by one representative of the Turkish government. According to Ali Ertan Toprak, the vice chairman of the Alevi community in Germany, who was present at the lunch, one speaker went so far as to say: "We need to inoculate European culture with Turkish culture."
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Boycott Monschau: Wilders “not welcome” in German town

by sheikyermami
Of course the poisonous anti Wilders propaganda in the lame stream media and the hysterical rants of the far left parasites has made reasoned debate impossible.
The town Monschau is located in the hills of the Eifel, in the narrow valley of the Rur river.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dhimmi-Germany: Wilders "not welcome" in German town

Dutch news quotes Monschau Mayor Margareta Ritter as follows: "Whoever, like Wilders, burdens the Dutch integration debate with right-wing populsim, and whoever wants to ban the Koran in comparison to 'Mein Kampf', is not welcome in Monschau."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Turkey: A Threat, Yet Again

Map of the Turkish-Islamic Union (www.theislamicunion.com)
By Srdja Trifkovic
Inside the Beltway, the fact that Turkey is no longer a U.S. “ally” in any meaningful sense is still strenuously denied. But as I note on Alternativeright we were reminded of the true score on March 9, when Saudi King Abdullah presented Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the Wahhabist kingdom’s most prestigious prize for his “services to Islam.” Erdogan earned the King Faisal Prize for having “rendered outstanding service to Islam by defending the causes of the Islamic nation.”
Services to the Ummah – Turkey under Erdogan’s neo-Islamist AKP has rendered a host of other services to “the Islamic nation.” In August 2008 Ankara welcomed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a formal state visit, and last year it announced that it would not join any sanctions aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. In the same spirit the AKP government repeatedly played host to Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir — a nasty piece of jihadist work if there ever was one — who stands accused of genocide against non-Muslims. Erdogan has barred Israel from annual military exercises on Turkey’s soil, but his government signed a military pact with Syria last October and has been conducting joint military exercises with the regime of Bashir al-Assad. Turkey’s strident apologia of Hamas is more vehement than anything coming out of Cairo or Amman. (Talking of terrorists, Erdogan has stated, repeatedly, “I do not want to see the word ‘Islam’ or ‘Islamist’ in connection with the word ‘terrorism’!”) imultaneous pressure to conform to Islam at home has gathered pace over the past seven years, and is now relentless. Turkish businessmen will tell you privately that sipping a glass of raki in public may hurt their chances of landing government contracts; but it helps if their wives and daughters wear the hijab.
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More damning evidence surfaces against Ganic

More audio evidence has been released of a walkie-talkie conversation between Ganic and Izetbegovic in which Ganic tells the seized Izetbegovic that he is taking the helm and command of the Bosnian Muslim army.
Izetbegovic replied to Ganic with orders not to attach the Yugoslav army convoy which some interpret to mean an order for attack.
Parallel to this walkie-talkie convo, video of Ganic surfaced showing him at the helm and in a meeting with officers Hasan Efendic and Zaim Backovic. Video then shows how Backovic transmits orders to attack the convoy.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Switzerland: Muslims want Islamic cemeteries in every canton

An umbrella group for Swiss Muslims says they should be able to be buried “with dignity” and is therefore calling for Islamic cemeteries in every Swiss canton.Farhad Afshar, president of the Coordination of Islamic Organisations in Switzerland, told the Sunday newspaper Sonntag he was preparing a legal case concerning freedom of religion.He said that following the Bernese commune of Köniz’s recent rejection of a separate burial ground for Muslims, a legal ruling was necessary so that “the next time someone says no [to an Islamic cemetery] they are violating freedom of religion”.Islamic law says Muslims should not be buried with those of a different faith – something already possible in Some Swiss cities, for example Zurich, Bern, Basel and Geneva.
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German MPs Gysi & Pau openly condemn comrade Dierkes

By Benjamin Weinthal
Hermann Dierkes, a regional Left Party politician in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, terms Israel’s right to exist as “petty,” justifies Palestinian rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, and plays down the severity of the Holocaust, in a video circulating on YouTube, prompting leading national politicians of the Left Party to condemn him in unusually strong language on Friday. In a joint statement to The Jerusalem Post, Gregor Gysi, the party’s head in the Bundestag – Germany’s parliament – and deputy Petra Pau, said, “Left-wing criticism of Israeli politics may not relativize eitherIsrael’s right to exist or the Holocaust, or it leads itself ad absurdum. Mr. Dierkes does not speak for the Left Party.”
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Germany: “Moderate” Muslims threaten to quit govt-sponsored integration conference after “extremist” group excluded

But…but…I thought that the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims utterly repudiated the Tiny Minority of Extremists!
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ganic got rich from Jihad money, Bosnian source says

Bosnian newspaper Slobodna Bosna (Free Bosnia) has published a text in which it attempts to explain How Ganic Enriched Himself After War.
The text appears here for a subscription fee but can be read free here in Serbian or via Google English translation here.
The text cites an “unnamed” source from Bosnia’s prosecutors office saying that Ganic could easily be charged for accepting “illegal” money that was given to him from funds deposited by Jihadists in Vienna bank.
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serbianna.com/bozinovich

The march of the Red-Green brigades

By CAROLINE GLICK
The Red-Green alliance is on the march. On Wednesday, the leftist-controlled European Parliament in Strasbourg passed a resolution endorsing the Goldstone Report. That report, it will be recalled, denies Israel’s right to self-defense by alleging that Israel’s actions to defend itself from illegal Palestinian aggression during the course of Operation Cast Lead were war crimes.The resolution did more than accept the Goldstone Report’s baseless claims. It sought to silence those who are trying to make the Red portion of the Red-Green alliance pay a price for its abetment of jihad.The resolution “expresses its concern about pressure placed on NGOs involved in the preparation of the Goldstone Report and in follow-up investigations, and calls on authorities on all sides to refrain from any measures restricting the activities of these organizations.”
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Friday, March 12, 2010

‘Post’ story leads to shake-up at German-Iran business group

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
BERLIN – A Jerusalem Post article in late January covering the German-Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce as a conduit for legal and illegal trade with Iran played a role in an administrative shake-up at the business group, according to a report in the daily Die Welt.Peter Göpfrich, the head of the council, discharged a low-level female employee who posted the minutes of its “Working Group Iran” project on the council’s Web site. Whether she was whistle-blowing or had mistakenly posted the document online was unclear. However, German observers of Göpfrich’s management style see an unsavory decision to divert attention from his promotion of German-Iranian trade at the expense of the security of Israel and the West.According to the Die Welt article, “Trade via Dubai: Secret German business deals with Iran,” investigative articles in the Post and The Wall Street Journal Europe had prompted Göpfrich to put the “emergency brakes” on the project, which sought to conduct business in Iran through Dubai.Nasrin Amirsedghi, a German-Iranian publicist who closely monitors German-Iranian trade, told the Post that “despite Göpfrich’s decision to suspend Working Group Iran,” Göpfrich and the business group “continue to cut new business deals with Iran.”She viewed the dismissal of the employee as a maneuver to whitewash the work of the commerce group. She was skeptical that Göpfrich would have pulled the plug on Working Group Iran if the minutes had not been revealed.Germany is Iran’s most important European trade partner. Göpfrich termed the revelations about Working Group Iran and its efforts to find gateways to Iran an “embarrassing and annoying occurrence.”While overall German export trade has dropped on average 18.4%, trade to Teheran was reduced only marginally, to 5.3%. In 2009, Germany engaged in €3.3 million worth of commerce with Iran.Chancellor Angela Merkel said that her government had curbed German-Iranian trade but the numbers, according to media reports in the Federal Republic, show the opposite. German industry, critics say, has been bending over backward to supply Iran with technology – including dual-use goods – that can be used for its infrastructure and its nuclear weapons program. Merkel’s administration and the parliament reject American-style sanctions legislation to restrict the flourishing German-Iranian economic relationship. Israeli diplomats are deeply troubled by Germany’s failure to crack down on its support for the Islamic Republic.
Critics view the opening of the German-Emirati Joint Council in May of last year as a means of circumventing UN and European sanctions. Göpfrich, who sought to depict himself as not being anti-Israel when talking to Die Welt and stressed that he had spent a year there, has remained a controversial figure because of his energetic engagement of pro-Iranian trade. According to the council, there are 800 German firms present in Dubai. German exports to Dubai totaled $11 billion in 2008, a 40% increase compared to 2007.
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Who is the Croatian arrested for Jihad with Jane?

Jihad Jane’s accomplices arrested by the Irish police include a Croatian national and the Croatian media report that his name is Danijel Orsus (pronounced Or-shush).
The media says that Orsus is a 26-year old Croatian who is in Ireland since 2005. He lives there with his family.
Irish authorities say that no information will be released to Croatia because Orsus is seeking an asylum.
Orsus’ sister, Danijela, also lives near the town of Waterford in Ireland.
serbianna/bozinovich

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bosnian fugitive given bail in UK

Bosnian Muslim fugitive has been given bail by Britain’s High Court on Thursday after being arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport on a Serbian war crimes warrant earlier this month.
Former Bosnian Vice President Ejup Ganic was arrested following an international arrest warrant for a 1992 massacre of former Yugoslav soldiers who had a deal to withdraw from the Bosnian capital. Ganic was an acting president of Bosnian Muslims and in charge of the Bosnian Muslim troops who were ordered to slaughter the soldiers in the street of Sarajevo.
Lord Justice John Laws said it was fair to grant Ganic bail “subject to stringent conditions.” He said that Ganic’s lawyers had put forward “substantial argument to show that the prospective request for extradition of the claimant to Serbia … is motivated by essentially political factors.”
Ganic’s lawyer, Clare Montgomery, said a 300,000 pound or $450,000 bail money had been put up by an anonymous well-wisher described as “a lady of substantial means.”
The identity of the female is being kept secret.
Outside the court, about a dozen critics of the former Bosnian leader waved placards reading “Ganic: Blood on his hands” and “Gotcha Ganic.”
After an earlier hearing last week, thousands of angry Bosnians demonstrated outside the British embassy in Sarajevo.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband met Bosnian leader Haris Silajdzic on Thursday and discussed the case.
Ethnic Serb veterans of Bosnian Muslim death camps have said that they also expect Silajdzic to be indicted for his contribution to atrocities against them.
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Germany approves 91m. euro for Holocaust survivors

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
BERLIN – The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany – known as the Claims Conference – met in Berlin on Wednesday and managed to obtain a total of 91 million euro during its annual negotiating session with the German Finance Ministry. Gregory J. Schneider, the Executive Vice President of the Claims Conference, told The Jerusalem Post that the key goals of this year’s talks were to secure increased home care services and pension payments to enable survivors of the Holocaust to live in dignity.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Qaddafi, Wilders, and the Jihad Against Switzerland

by Andrew G. Bostom
Muammar Qaddafi embodies such quintessential Islamic supremacism and belligerence — witness his call for jihad against Switzerland being validated by representatives of the entire Arab Muslim umma. Tangential, bizarre aspects of his behavior — obsessively highlighted by mainstream media and so-called analytical publications, alike — are conflated with this disturbing reality as a willful distraction from the jihadist threat Qaddafi’s Libyan regime has posed continuously for over four decades. Geert Wilders’ portrayal by the same chattering classes and analysts is an equally deliberate simulacrum of reality constructed with the opposite intent. The transparent agenda in characterizations of Wilders is to demonize Western Europe’s most informed and courageous politician resisting the actual jihadism Qaddafi represents, independent of Qaddafi’s mere odd behaviors. But the Swiss minaret referendum, and even more emphatically, burgeoning Dutch support for Wilders and his PVV, indicate that ordinary Europeans reject the capitulation to Islamic supremacism their cultural relativist media and political elites deliberately abet.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Radical Islam & terrorism in the Balkans

By Lee Jay Walker
The former Yugoslavia was engulfed by many civil wars and during the mayhem and carnage it is clear that radical Islam built “a new bridge.” This “new Islamic bridge” was built on foundations which had already been built in Bosnia. However, the 1990s enabled this potent force to enter other areas and to gain ground throughout the former Yugoslavia and this notably applies to Bosnia, Kosovo, and Macedonia.
Other areas of concern apply to Albania, Montenegro, and parts of Serbia (Sandzak). After all, if the Kosovo model is to go by then the situation looks grim in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Montenegro, because the Muslim population is rising much more quickly and the same applies to the Raska Oblast in Serbia.
At the same time, some Islamic organizations are intent on spreading radical Islam throughout the region and many charities and non-governmental agencies are behind this ongoing reality in the Balkans.
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Barefoot: from Holbrooke in Kosovo to Afghans now

When he met with ethnic Albanian Muslim separatists in Kosovo, Richard Holbrooke wore no shoes and very few have made an issue of this subtle message of American submission to the domination of ethnic Albanian separatists over US policy in the Balkans.
Yesterday, Associated Press shows this picture below of the Afghan Chief Kabir Andarabi (guess who he!) and bunch of barefoot Hezb-e-Islami militia killers, one of the dozens of Islamist militants defecting to the Afghan government.
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President of Islamic Maldives Asks Germany to Help Them Implement Sharia Law…

Of course Germany has been allowing sharia to creep into its criminal code but the Maldives really should be asking the British…
Berlin - Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed said on Thursday that his country was looking at German scholars’ expertise in Islamic law to help consolidate its young democracy, after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. “I have done my homework and I am quite aware of the amount of German discourse in Islamic jurisprudence,” Nasheed said, adding that German universities had dominated in this area during the early 20th Century.
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sheikyermami.com

German Court Ruling Strikes Another Blow Against War on Terror

by John Rosenthal
Last Tuesday, barely three weeks after the European Parliament voted to annul the EU-U.S. SWIFT agreement on bank data sharing, Germany’s Constitutional Court struck another major blow against counterterrorism efforts by overturning a law that required telecommunications firms and internet providers to retain basic communications data for a period of six months.
Indeed, the court did not merely overturn the requirement to retain the data. It ordered the data to be deleted, thus setting in motion what appears to be a frenzied process of data destruction at German telecommunications and IT firms.
The German data retention law served to implement the minimum data retention requirement laid out in a 2006 European Union directive. The directive was jointly approved by both the European Council, representing the EU member states, and the European Parliament. It was adopted in the aftermath of the July 2005 London transport bombings and in recognition of the major benefit that basic communications data provides to law enforcement agencies in connection with terror investigations, as well as investigations into organized crime.
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Monday, March 08, 2010

Bosnian Chief Imam resigns Tony Blair post over Ganic

Bosnian Muslim chief Imam, Mustafa Ceric, has resigned his post from Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation on religion because he wants to protest UKs arrest of Ejup Ganic who is a wanted fugitive for the murders of Serbs he had ordered in 1992.
In a letter to Tony Blair, Imam Ceric defends Ganic and accuses UK of violating Ganic’s human rights. Christian Schwarz-Schilling, who was a viceroy of Bosnia, has voiced his support to this accusation and said that had he had a chance to come to Bosnia he would be the first to protest in front of the UK and Serbian Embassies.
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Sunday, March 07, 2010

German center dismisses pro-Israel scholar: Academic Clemens Heni sacked after criticizing director's policies

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
BERLIN – Germany’s publicly funded Berlin Center for Research on Antisemitism and its director Wolfgang Benz improperly used their influence to dismiss a scholar from the editorial board of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, according to leading professors in the field.Dr. Clemens Heni, a Berlin-based scholar who had criticized the center’s neglect of Islamic anti-Semitism and Israel’s security, has since been reinstated (in February) to the Journal’s editorial board.In an exclusive investigative report, The Jerusalem Post obtained previously unpublished internal e-mails between the editors of the Journal and Israeli, American, German, South African and British anti-Semitism experts who objected to the removal of Heni from the its editorial board. The e-mail exchanges cover the period between December 2009 and last month.“I wonder as to the role of Dr. Wolfgang Benz (director of the Berlin Center) in influencing the dismissal. It seems that this sorry affair seems to have arisen out of Dr. Benz’s resentment at having his (to my mind) misconceived arguments equating anti-Semitism with ‘Islamophobia’ properly criticized by Dr. Heni,” wrote Dr. Paul Lawrence Rose, director of the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism at Pennsylvania State University.Rose also noted that Heni had revealed that Benz praised his Nazi doctoral supervisor and had refused to distance himself from his mentor, Karl Bosl, a rabidly pro-Hitler ideologue.Heni wrote an article on “Anti-Semitism as Specific Phenomenon” in the first issue of the Journal last year. It included a scathing indictment of the Berlin Center, asserting that it is placating political Islam by playing down “anti-Semitic rallies in Germany” and dangerously conflating murderous anti-Semitism with Islamophobia.According to Heni’s central thesis, while anti-Semitism among Muslims in Germany is spiraling out of control, Benz and his colleagues’ decision to merge anti-Semitism with hatred toward Islam is endangering the security of Israel and Jews.Steven Baum, a clinical psychologist in New Mexico and co-founder of the Journal, wrote in an e-mail that “when we asked Berlin Technical University for a rebuttal or to point out what it was that Clemens said in error or that was untrue, they refused and told us that we were wrong for going down this road. Then we were threatened to either keep Clemens or three of the four [German] anti-Semitism research centers would not only blackball us, they would see to it that seven members of the board would resign immediately.”The e-mail exchanges revealed that a Journal editorial member or members carried out the dirty work and threatened co-editors Baum and Neil E. Rosenberg with “mafia like tactics” and “they told us not to publish any further Heni articles.”Baum wrote that “at this juncture, the decision was made to take Clemens off the board and perhaps bring him on at a later point when we are less vulnerable. We are also aware that we could be wrong and lose everyone, since the next time we displease the power elite, we would be in the same boat. This is a new journal and self-funded and future grants may depend on advisory board prestige or their connections.”What is all the more shocking to many of the academics is that Baum approved Heni’s article and helped edit the text. He confirmed to the Post that the Journal received “threats” about Heni’s article and that he deeply regretted the decision to capitulate to them. Yet he declined to disclose the names of the editorial board members who had brought the pressure to bear.Baum, however, told the Post that Werner Bergmann, a sociologist at the Berlin Center, conveyed to him that it was a “bad idea” that “a young journal took a critical position” with respect to Heni’s article criticizing the Center and Benz. The Berlin Center, including Bergmann, declined to respond to Post queries.After Heni was sacked, mass resignations took place among the “who’s who” of the editorial board because of the suppression of academic freedom, the intellectual dishonesty and the unsavory role of the Berlin Center in exerting pressure to silence its critics.Dr. Daniel Pipes, an authority on radical Islam and a contributor to the Post and the German daily Die Welt, wrote in his resignation letter, “I consider his [Heni’s] analysis of problems at the Berlin Center for Research on Antisemitism, with a focus on its December 2008 conference, ‘Concept of the Enemy Muslim–Concept of the Enemy Jew,’ important to understand that claims of ‘Islamophobia’ have lead to a downplaying of Muslim anti-Semitism.”Alvin H. Rosenfeld, a prominent scholar of the Holocaust and the director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University, wrote, “What has not occurred is an open discussion with board members about the very fact that such pressures – scandalous in themselves – have been exerted in the first place and have obviously been successful. Their success undermines the very basis of objective scholarship and dooms this journal to almost certain failure.”Robert Wistrich, the head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University, wrote, “Clemens Heni is a good scholar and a friend and I cannot understand how he could be treated this way. If he is not reinstated then I must regretfully resign from the board.”Sander L. Gilman, the head of Emory University’s Program for Psychoanalysis and the Health Sciences Humanities Initiative in Atlanta, promptly resigned.Matthias Küntzel, a leading German scholar of Iranian and modern German anti-Semitism, wrote that the Journal “was hijacked by political considerations.” Küntzel walked away from participation with the Journal.While concurring with the many of the scholars who reject the Berlin Center’s decision to lump anti-Semitism together with Islamophobia, Bernard Harrison, a philosopher who has professorships at both the University of Utah and the University of Sussex, explained his decision to resign because “a journal which allows itself to be bullied into imposing sanctions upon its contributors merely for raising such a question, has forfeited all claim to scholarly respect.”
Milton Shain, the director of the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town, wrote, “The matter is hugely disturbing. As a member of the editorial board I had no notice of the controversy until the resignations came in. This is surely unacceptable.”The ballooning number of resignations prompted Baum and the publishers of the Journal to reinstate Heni in February. However, the dismay and outrage of many of the Journal’s editorial board members was captured by Rose, from Penn State University: “Anti-Semitism is a subject which demands frankness and honesty,” he wrote.While some of the academics who pulled the plug on their participation have been invited to return, many critics of the editors’ ejection of Heni either have not been invited to return or wish to no longer be associated with the Journal.
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Clemens Heni: Reinstatement on Board of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism

On January 11, 2010 I posted a statement of Dr. Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum (MEF) in Philadelphia, on my page. He resigned in protest from board of the new Journal for the Study of Antisemitism (JSA). Prior to this JSA had dismissed me because some people obviously “threatened” JSA with “mafia-like tactics” because the journal published in its first number my criticism of the Berlin Center for Research on Antisemitism (ZfA), entitled “Antisemitism as a specific Phenomenon”.
Several other scholars and board members from around the world joined the protest, some of them left the board as well and supported me.
I am very grateful for this fantastic support. Thank you!
I hope everybody who supported me in this important struggle will come back on Board as well!
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Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Show Goes On

by Nebojsa Malic
The show trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic continued on March 1 before the Hague Inquisition, but also in the media. Both in the West and in the Muslim world, Karadzic and the Bosnian Serbs have been convicted by the press of vilest atrocities long ago. One could almost feel the frustration of the commentators and reporters that there even has to be a trial in the first place, so strong are their convictions about Karadzic and the Bosnian War. Evidence? Facts? True believers need no such things. Nor do the Hague prosecutors, apparently.
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Bosnia protesters demand Ganic’s release in UK

Thousands of Bosnians protested Friday in front of the British and Serbian embassies in Sarajevo, demanding the immediate release of a former vice president detained by Britain.
The 64-year-old Ejup Ganic was arrested Monday at London’s Heathrow Airport on a Serbian arrest warrant. Serbia claims he committed war crimes during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. Bosnia denies the claim saying the U.N. war crimes tribunal has previously dismissed the allegations.
Protesters waved Bosnian flags and held banners Friday calling for Ganic’s release and accused Serbia of lying and Britain of siding with it. At one point police prevented the crowd from breaking into the Serbian Embassy.
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After Ganic, Serb death camp survivors expect Silajdzic

Some 20,000 Bosnian Serb veterans of Muslim death camps expect that Haris Silajdzic stand trial for his contribution to Bosnian Muslim atrocities against them during the civil war in the 1990s.
Silajdzic was once a prime minister and remains a leader of the extremist Muslim political party while some connect him to the international Jihad.
President of the union of camp survivors, Branislav Dukic, says that Silajdzic toured Muslim-run death camps whose inmates were ethnic Serbs. Dukic says that evidence exists of Silajdzic toured Muslim-ran death camps in Tacin, Silos and Celebic as well as other 536 death camps for ethnic Serbs.
“Role of Silajdzic in the war in Bosnia was of key importance when we talk about getting weapons and bringing in the mujahedeen,” says Dukic.
Two of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were part of the Bosnian Muslim volunteer army that Silajdzic brought, while the already arrested Ganic pardoned some of them for the atrocities they committed.
Dukic said that his organization has filed 925 suits about these camp atrocities but 90% of them have not even been processed.
Torture of Serbs, be it in Bosnia or Kosovo, is rarely investigated by anyone.
Meanwhile, Ganic, who ordered mass killing of the Serbs soldiers that wanted to withdraw from Sarajevo and leave it to Muslims, was moved to another part of a London jail where criminals are less violent. Ganic is now stored among white-collar criminals and a London court hearing about merits of Serbia’s extradition claims will be held on March 9.
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Friday, March 05, 2010

Ganic ordered mass killing of Serbs in Bosnia

by M. Bozinovich
Former Minister of Interior of Bosnia, Alija Delimustafic, told the court in 2002 that Ganic commanded over Bosnian Muslim units that blocked the withdrawing ethnic Serbian soldiers who were slaughtered on the streets of Sarajevo.
The slaughter is remembered as the Dobrovoljacka Street Massacre and it happened on May 3, 1992.
“Ganic was in the role of the supreme commander of the [Bosnian Muslim] army,” said Delimustafic and named others who were in Ganic’s cabinet.
Serbia wants Ganic extradited from the UK where he is being held in order for him to stand trial.
So how did the massacre occur?
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Thursday, March 04, 2010

German court jails Islamists for foiled U.S. attacks

Judge Ottmar Breidling becomes yet another in a long line of non-Muslim judges to take it upon themselves to lecture jihadis about the true nature of Islam and jihad. The arrogance and presumption is astounding, and one wonders also whether Breidling has ever wondered where this "strange, hate-filled notion of jihad" came from, and why so many Muslims seem to adhere to it.
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The Wilders Surge

by Paul Belien
Yesterday's local elections in the Netherlands resulted in a victory for the Freedom Party (PVV) of opposition leader Geert Wilders. On June 9th the Dutch will again be called to the voting booths for the general elections. Yesterday's outcome reinforces the PVV's momentum, which may result in a political landslide next June, with repercussions all over Europe.
Geert Wilders is currently the most interesting political phenomenon in Europe. He is an anti-establishment politician who has a good chance of becoming a leading member of his country's next government. Wilders defends Dutch national sovereignty and opposes the European Union's centralizing policies. He also defends Dutch national identity and opposes the Islamization of the Netherlands. Wilders's themes appeal to people in other European countries as well, where they are equally concerned about the loss of national sovereignty and identity, and feel that Europe's traditional parties no longer speak for them.
From the center-right to the center-left, Europe's establishment parties share the consensus that Islamization and EU centralization are inevitable and must be facilitated if the parties want to survive and hold on to power.
On international issues Wilders adopts positions which also go against those of Europe's ruling political and intellectual establishment. He is an opponent of Turkey's entry into the EU, an outspoken defender of Israel and an advocate of stronger American-European relations. This makes him unpopular with the media, but has not harmed him with the electorate.
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hudsonny.org

Germany: Sauerland cell Islamists jailed for anti-US plot

A Düsseldorf court on Thursday jailed members of the so-called Sauerland cell - four Islamic militants including two German converts - to long jail sentences for a thwarted plot to attack US diplomats, soldiers and civilians.
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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Bernard Kouchner Involved in KLA Organ Harvesting Atrocity?

French FM Bernard Kouchner retorts to Voice of America reporter in Kosovo "Are you sick?" after being asked about Albanian organ trafficking and a "yellow house" where Albanians extracted organs out of kidnapped Serbs. (SERBIANNA)
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Cologne tolerates 'anti-Semitic’ exhibit: Many on local council oppose German prosecutor's decision, urge action

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
A crude anti-Israel exhibit in Cologne’s Cathedral Square in the heart of the bustling pedestrian zone does not meet the criteria of inciting hate, Rainer Wolf, a spokesman for the public prosecutor in Cologne, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.Wolf said the public prosecutor plans to dismiss the complaint of Gerd Buurmann, a non-Jewish theater director, who filed a grievance in February, asserting a violation of Germany’s hate-crime law. Buurmann told the Post that he was “horrified” by the decision and plans to now participate in a civil legal action against Walter Herrmann, the exhibitor of the anti-Israel exhibit.Herrmann’s long-standing exhibit, “Cologne Wailing Wall,” has been deemed anti-Semitic by critics in the Cologne City Council and a commentator from the large daily Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. Buurmann initiated legal action because the exhibit shows a cartoon (picture) of a man sporting a Star of David on his bib as he devours a young Palestinian boy with a fork draped in an American flag and a knife with the word “Gaza.” A blood-filled glass next to the plate appears to symbolize the blood of the child.Wolf, the prosecutor’s spokesman, told the Post that six or seven complaints have since been filed, ranging from private individuals to the Society for Christian-Jewish relations.Asked whether the cartoon is an expression of modern anti-Semitism, Wolf said, it is "not a tendency of hostility toward Jews, but an actual criticism of the situation in Gaza."
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Austria: 54% see Islam as threat to West

According to a recent IMAS study, 59% of Austrians are 'somewhat opposed' to building minarets. There's a big gap between the public opinion and what is expressed.Just over 20% of Austrians describe themselves as religious, compared to 30% 35 years ago. The ethnic population differs clearly from the Muslim population. 54% of Austrians - slightly more men than women, older people more than younger - see Islam as a 'threat for the West'. The respondents have a growing sense that such views can't be talked about openly. This according to a large-scale study by the IMAS agency on the topic of 'religion and freedom', conducted for the Internationalen Instituts für Liberale Politik (International Institute for Liberal Policy) and obtained exclusive by Presse.Only 4% would agree if a family member would marry a Muslims. By 3% of respondents that was already the case, and in Vienna it was above average.On the acceptance of minarets: 59% said they were 'somewhat against'. 51% thought the building of mosques and wearing a headscarf should be banned altogether. 72% of Austrians (compared to 38% of Green party supporters) were critical of the lack of readiness to assimilate among Muslims in Austria. "Austria is a Christian country and should remain such": said 61% of the respondents. 42% also thought that "the less foreigners, the better". In particular, this view was held by supporters of the Freedom Party (76%), but also by 39% of SPÖ voters (Social Democrats) and 37% of ÖVP voters (People's Party).Only the Greens bucked the trend all across the board. Just 14% of the Greens oppose building mosques, and just over 25% says that Austria should remain a Christian country. On the other hand, almost half of the Green voters see economic and social benefits for Austria from immigration. This opinion was shared by 12% of all respondents, 15% of SPÖ voters, 16% of ÖVP voters and 5% of FPÖ-BZÖ voters (Freedom Party - Alliance for the Future of Austria).Austrians see increasing pressure on opinions regarding foreigner policy. IMAS asked whether people in Austria can really express their opinion on political, historical and cultural issues without fear. In 2007, 14% said it's better to keep silent. In Feb. 2010, 24% agreed with this view. Another 20% said it depends on the issue. IMAS researchers say there is major contradictions between the public and expressed opinion.A large majority - 71% - think Islam is incompatible with Western notions of democracy, freedom and tolerance. Erich Reiter of the Institute for Liberal Policy (and former section head in the department of defense), points out that also atheists see differences between Christianity and Islam. In a Presse interview he says that from a liberal prospective Islam is seen as a threat to Austrian society, and that politicians should take this seriously and respond to it.As for faith, 60% either believe in a Biblical God (25%) or in a 'spiritual power over us' (34%). But Christianity is given only secondary importance in children's upbringing, followed by 'European spirit'. The most important educational goal in Austria is to 'think and act indepenently'.Asked for a self-evaluation: 63% said they're 'people for whom freedom and independence matter a lot', followed by 'cosmpolitian' and 'orderly'. An interesting point: 7% see themselves as upper-class and high-earners, 4% as right-liberals and 3% as people with 'strong leftist' leanings.
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Monday, March 01, 2010

Europe Protects Terrorists

by Paul Belien
There is terrorism and there is Islamophobia. Of these two the latter is apparently the more serious offense. Europe is introducing draconian measures to monitor the internet for so-called "racism," but at the same time the European Parliament has decided to deny The United States access to servers with international banking data that relate to terrorist organizations.
While Europe hopes that America will assist it in its crackdown on "racist" websites and blogs, it is less keen to assist America in its battle against terrorism. In this context, civil-liberties and privacy concerns are invoked to deny the U.S. continued access to financial information from SWIFT (the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), an international banking consortium, headquartered in Brussels, which processes inter-bank data. SWIFT processes millions of transactions daily between banks and other financial institutions worldwide. It holds the data of some 8,000 banks and operates in 200 countries.
Tracking the funding of terror groups globally has been a priority for Washington since the 9/11 2001 attacks. So far, access to the SWIFT data has produced more than 1,500 reports and countless leads for U.S. and European security services, according to the U.S. State Department. Data from SWIFT helped capture the mastermind of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing that killed 202 people, and helped prevent a similar attack in Bangkok in 2003. It also helped thwart......
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