Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fuhrers become Caliphs -- history repeats itself

When we look closely at the current situation in the Middle East and the Iranian issue, we can see some parallels with the situation of the world community before the Second World War.
At that time, the Nazis, without any significant resistance, had seized power in Germany and Austria, and Italy was their Fascist ally. Islamic supremacists are now also easily seizing power in North Africa, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Then, and today, Turkey adopted a wait-and-see attitude. During World War II, Turkey signed a non-aggression treaty with Hitler, and only in 1945, when it was clear that the Nazis were defeated, did it declare war on Germany. Today, Turkey is friendly with Iran and the jihadists, as if she is waiting to share in Ahmadinejad's nuclear achievements.
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Kosovo: Orthodox Christians fear to walk because of America

Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker / Modern Tokyo Times.
In history books you can read about the Armenian genocide where Armenian Christians, Greek Orthodox Christians, Assyrian Christians, and other minorities, were massacred in the millions in 1915 and the following years. They were slaughtered because of Turkish nationalism and religious hatred but of course to say this openly in modern day Turkey is still dangerous. Throughout history ethnic groups and religious groups have suffered because of countless factors but sadly in the modern period the same situation applies for many religious and ethnic groups. Alas, just like the abandoned Armenians and other minorities, today in Kosovo and Iraq all minorities face religious persecution and ethnic hatred despite international agencies being on the ground. Indeed, the plight of Christian minorities and other minorities in Kosovo and Iraq shows how indifferent the so-called Western world is towards Christian minorities and other faiths which fail to make headlines. More alarming, is that much of the mass media was quick to fall into “the anti-Serb trap” without a care about history or the reality on the ground. Therefore, in modern day Serbia minorities have freedom of movement throughout the land but in Kosovo the Serbian Orthodox Christian minority, Gypsies, and others, don’t have freedom to travel openly.
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'One in five young Germans in dark about Auschwitz'

Sixty-seven years after the liberation of Auschwitz, one in five young Germans remain clueless about where the concentration camp was located.

Ten per cent of those surveyed for Germany's Stern news magazine were unaware that Auschwitz, where 1,100,000 Jews and non-Jews perished, was a concentration camp.

And 20 per cent of the 18-29 year olds questioned did not know that the camp was situated in Poland.

The results follow another survey earlier this week which revealed that some 20 per cent of Germans still displayed signs of latent antisemitism.

Last year was a record year for visitors to the site of Auschwitz, with more than 1.4 million people going to see the infamous gates and barracks.
thejc

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hague: Muslim party wants dog ban

Hasan Küçük, Hague councilor for the Islam Democrats, says dogs should be banned as pets in the city, reports De Telegraaf. The Muslim party says that the animals belong in nature, not inside the house. Küçük says that keeping dogs is animal abuse and should therefore be criminalized. He responded sharply during a council debate last Thursday, when the Party for Animals suggested more consideration for dogs.Paul ter Linden (PVV councillor) responded saying that pets are the norm in the Netherlands, and whoever disagrees should move to another country.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Organised crime problem dogs EU record on Kosovo

Four years after the EU’s biggest-ever police mission came to Kosovo it has not indicted any top suspects on organised crime, posing questions about its work and the integrity of Kosovo’s leaders.
Eulex itself is proud of its record. Its training of Kosovo police and customs is a success story. When the EU completes its Eulex review in the next few weeks, it is expected to reduce personnel to let local officers take over many day-to-day functions.
Eulex’ spokesman in Pristina, Nicholas Hawton, told EUobserver it also has “clear results” in chasing criminals in its war-scarred and politically complex theatre of operations.
He added it has 350 ongoing criminal investigations and that its judges have handed down 220 verdicts – 15 on organised crime and 20 on war crimes. One of the investigations concerns accusations that Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci used to run an organ trafficking gang. On the shocking case of Enver Zymberi – a Kosovar Albanian policeman murdered by a Serb sniper last year – its investigation has led Interpol to issue six arrest warrants.
A draft European Parliament report endorsed by the foreign affairs committee on Tuesday (24 January) urged it to “increase its efforts” in the Kosovar Serb enclave in north Kosovo and to “step up” its work on organised crime.
But it blamed EU member states for shortfalls: it noted EU countries are reluctant to send their best judges to Kosovo and it asked France, Italy and Romania to “reconsider” pulling home its so-called Formed Police Units – specialists in riot control.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

German Greens and the Iranian Connection

By David N. Neumann
Earlier this month, the Chair of German Parliament’s Human Rights Committee paid a fruitless trip to Iran. According to Iranian state media Thomas Koenigs, a German Green MP was even harshly criticized by Tehran for West’s “double standard policies” on human rights.
Mr Koenigs’ feeble position towards the brutal policies of Iran’s Islamic Republic is neither a personal nor a singled out approach when it comes to the history of the policy of “rapprochement” by the German Green Party towards Iran.
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German kidnapped in Nigeria

Unknown gunmen abducted a German working for a construction company in a north Nigeria city where a radical Islamist sect last week killed 185 people, police said, underscoring the continuing unrest in the region.
The kidnapping came as Nigeria's new top police official took command of the nation's ill-equipped and under-trained force, despite already being tarnished by allegations he allowed religious and ethnic violence that killed 1 000 people in 2001 to spiral out of control.
Violence in north Nigeria continued on Thursday with the kidnapping of the German who worked for Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company Ltd. Local police spokesperson Magaji Musa Majiya said two gunmen in a sedan abducted the man while he was at a construction site.
Telephone numbers advertised for the construction company did not work on Thursday. The German Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, declined to comment.
A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said that authorities had heard the report and that the ministry and the embassy were working together with all resources to learn more.
Majiya said officers continue to investigate the abduction. No one claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but it came after Boko Haram's co-ordinated attack last week in Kano that saw police stations, immigration offices and the local headquarters of the secret police bombed.
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Germany: 'Muslim taxi' offers gender-segregated rides

A German Muslim has created a new website to arrange shared car trips with a twist – it’s targeted toward Muslims, and drivers can only offer transport to members of the same sex.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Man on trial in Germany over 2009 al-Qaeda video threats

A man alleged to have threatened Germany in 2009 by appearing, masked, in an al-Qaeda-style video hinting that the Munich Oktoberfest could be a terrorist target, went on trial in Berlin on Wednesday.
Defence lawyers argued, however, that the state would not be able to prove that the 26-year-old defendant was indeed Ayyub H, chief of the German Taliban Mujahedin, who threatened to harm his homeland in a 13-minute German-language video.
'Germany is at war,' the masked man in the video said, surrounded by guns and apparently speaking from Afghanistan. 'Your mission here against Islam makes a strike on Germany tempting for us mujahedin.'
The defendant, whose name was withheld under media privacy guidelines, declined to testify at the start of the trial, where he is accused of membership of a terrorist group.
Another Muslim, a 22-year-old Austrian, was arraigned with him.
The video, which contained images of Berlin, Frankfurt and the Oktoberfest in Munich, caused alarm at a time when the beer festival with an estimated 6 million visitors was underway, and Germany was in the middle of a general election campaign.
Police with submachine guns patrolled key points for weeks, but nothing happened.
Prosecutors said that in reality, the group had not yet planned any attacks.
The two defendants, who are of Turkish origin, allegedly underwent weapons training with al-Qaeda. Authorities arrested the 26-year-old in Vienna when he returned to Europe and was allegedly trying to raise funds and find recruits.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Study: 20% of Germans harbor anti-Semitism

A new study by a Parliament-appointed commission shows 20% of Germans harbor "latent" anti-Semitism, but anti-Jewish crimes are almost exclusively committed by the far right.
The 188-page report – which draws on several different surveys and other research – puts Germans in the middle of the pack in Europe, with a German university survey showing more latent anti-Semitism in countries such as Poland, Hungary and Portugal, and less in Italy, Britain, the Netherlands and France.
The study released Monday said the surveys show that about one-fifth of Germans agree with anti-Semitic statements, such as "Jews have too much power in business."
The study also showed that 90% of anti-Semitic crimes are committed by right-wing extremists, who number about 26,000 according to official estimates.
It recommends better coordination of local, state and federal strategies to combat anti-Semitism.
The report makes reference to "a wider acceptance in mainstream society of day-to-day anti-Jewish tirades and actions".
“Anti-Semitism in our society is based on widespread prejudices, deeply rooted clichés and on sheer ignorance about Jews and Judaism," stated one of the report’s authors, Dr. Peter Longerich of the University of London, Holocaust Research Center.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Former German President to Praise Anti-Israel Theologian

by Malcolm Lowe
Since 1992, the German concern Media Control has awarded an annual prize, known as "Deutscher Medienpreis." According to the company website, it is given "to a person who had outstanding importance in the media during the past year." Remarkably, the list of yearly awardees has mostly lived up to that ambitious description, including many illustrious and deserving personalities. Until this year, that is.
Four awardees were named for the 2011 prize in a press announcement on January 13, 2012. While three seem to be meritorious enough, the fourth is a Palestinian pastor who has devoted all his theological energies to delegitimizing the State of Israel. No, he does not just oppose "the occupation." He maintains that Israel is a foreign European body that lacks his own DNA connection to the people of the Bible. Moreover, Media Control has lined up a former President of Germany, Prof. Roman Herzog, to come and praise him.
Part of the problem may be that for this year, the twentieth anniversary of the prize, Media Control decided to abandon its previous winning formula. According to that press announcement: "For the jubilee of the Media Prize, this tradition is being broken in order to honor personalities who are quiet peacemakers and whose activity takes place without great media attention." In other words, people whom we do not know much about and who may not have done anything of note recently.
Lutheran Pastor Mitri Raheb of Bethlehem, however, is by no means an unknown character in Germany. He has published books there and he has given countless speeches in churches and church-related institutions. On February 19 next, he is scheduled to preach in the Berliner Dom, the principal Protestant church in Berlin, and to deliver a keynote lecture in the afternoon at another major church, the French Dom. Very handy for the award ceremony of the Media Prize on February 24.
To give a taste of his theology, we shall give an extract from a speech that he held in Bethlehem in March 2010. For nearly two years, anyone in the world with a computer, including the people of Media Control, has been able to read this speech and even to listen to it.
Said Mitri Raheb: "Actually, Israel represents Rome of the Bible, not the people of the land. And this is not only because I'm a Palestinian. I'm sure if we were to do a DNA test between David, who was a Bethlehemite, and Jesus, born in Bethlehem, and Mitri, born just across the street from where Jesus was born, I'm sure the DNA will show that there is a trace. While, if you put King David, Jesus and Netanyahu, you will get nothing, because Netanyahu comes from an East European tribe who converted to Judaism in the Middle Ages."
And he continued in this vein. I have written about Raheb's speech in another article, which is available in German. The article was even published in Germany last December by the official "Circle of Friends" in Baden that promotes good relations between German Protestants and the Jewish people (Freundeskreis Kirche und Israel in Baden e.V.). Media Control and its prize-awarding jury should have known about this major aspect of Raheb. Yet his citation for the prize, according to the press announcement, is for being a "quiet peacemaker" who "stands for understanding between Christian, Muslims and Jews" and is "the alternative to violence and radicalization."
Let us paraphrase this citation in words that do not disguise the reality. Raheb is a noisy denier of the very legitimacy of the State of Israel, which he seeks to undermine not by physical violence but by a radical theology that awakes enthusiasm among Christians, Muslims and even a handful of Jews who long to see Israel vanish from the map.
Whereas the Nazis spoke of "race" and "blood," Raheb is modern enough to speak of "DNA," but what is the difference? It is not just that for the Nazis Jews did not belong in Germany because their blood was non-Aryan, whereas for Raheb they do not belong anywhere near him because he thinks their DNA is European. The difference is also that Prof. Roman Herzog represents the new Germany that arose from the ruins of Nazism, yet he is slated to come along on February 24 and praise such a person. A former German president will be praising the man who delegitimizes an elected prime minister for having the wrong DNA.
Prof. Herzog has been placed in an embarrassing position by the decision of Media Control's jury. Since he is doubtless asked to deliver such speeches on many occasions, one cannot expect him personally to research everyone he is supposed to talk about. But the embarrassment goes further. He is also the patron of the Roman Herzog Institute in Munich, created by friends who cherish his ideals. Praise of DNA-theologian Raheb will not bring much honor to that institute nor, for that matter, to Media Control itself.
German-speaking Christians have already begun writing to Prof. Herzog to warn him about what he has got into. We await the response of international Jewish organizations.
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Southeastern Europe in the crossroads of heroin trade and illegal immigration routes: The case of the “Heroin Balkan Route

By Ioannis Michaletos
The Interpol is quite specific in identifying the real importance of Southeastern Europe in the present day European narcotics market. According to the research of that organization, two primary routes are used to smuggle heroin: the Balkan Route, which runs through South Eastern Europe, and the Silk Route, which runs through Central Asia.
Balkan Route is divided into three sub-routes: the southern route runs through Turkey, Greece, Albania and Italy. Further, there is the central route that runs through Turkey, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, and into either Italy or Austria. Lastly there is the northern route that runs from Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania to Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland or Germany. Large quantities of heroin are destined for either the Netherlands or the United Kingdom and from there on they are being distributed in neighboring markets such as Ireland or the Scandinavian countries. The anchor point for the Balkan Route is Turkey, which remains a major staging area and transportation route for heroin destined for European markets, mainly due to geographical reasons, as described previously.
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Germany: Planning Genocide in Plain Sight

by Lawrence Kadish
When a group of high-ranking Nazi bureaucrats sat down 70 years ago today (Jan. 20, 1942), they didn't plot the death of 6 million Jews; they aimed at 11 million.
Dubbed the Wannsee Conference, after its location, it was chaired by SS Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich, who brought together some of the most efficient managers of mass murder history has ever seen.
The 90-minute agenda was direct, having been transmitted by Hitler to his deputy, Reich Marshal Herman Goering, and then onto Heydrich: "Make all necessary preparations" for a "total solution of the Jewish question" in all territories under German influence, coordinate the role of all government organizations in accomplishing that goal — and then submit a "comprehensive draft" for the "final solution of the Jewish question."
In other words, for the first time, the administrative, industrial and transportation resources of an entire nation would be deployed for the purpose of genocide.
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Germany: Asylum applications jump to eight-year high

The number of people seeking asylum in Germany has jumped to its highest point in eight years, although it is still well below early-90s levels, a newspaper report said Tuesday.
Citing government statistics, the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported nearly 46,000 people applied for asylum last year, an increase of 11 percent compared to 2010. Much of that growth is driven by refugees from troubled Muslim countries including Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria. Pakistan saw an especially big leap, with 2,500 applicants - three times more than 2010. Other applications have come from Serbia or Macedonia, whose citizens have been able to travel visa-free to Germany for the last few years, although the German government says many of them are not legitimate candidates for asylum.In principle, those seeking asylum are supposed to lodge applications in the first European Union country they land in. But many are getting to Germany after bypassing Greece once they cross the Turkish-Greek border. Greece not only has a struggling economy but a poor reputation for dealing with asylum seekers.
thelocal

Monday, January 23, 2012

Will Germany again undermine new EU sanctions against Iranian regime?

Today's Iran sanctions concluded by the European Union increase the pressure on Germany to finally comply fully to existing export control measures.The import ban on Iranian oil - despite fully coming into effect as on July 1st - is an important step to restrict the main financial source of the Iranian regime.Oil and gas revenues form 50% of the Iranian state budget and 80% of Iran's export gains. Also according to US sources, Iran sells sanctioned Syrian oil and therefore supports the murderous fight of the Assad regime against the Syrian opposition.[1]In Germany there is a growing scandal over the Iran business of the German company Hansa Group AG. Jonathan Weckerle, the spokesman of the STOP THE BOMB campaign, an NGO which is active against Iran's nuclear program, explains: "The German administration neither is willing nor is capable of effectively controlling Iran sanctions. Shipments of more than 150 Million Euros have been approved by the German export control office BAFA, although the involvement of a covert Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) company had became evident."[2] The IRGC have already been sanctioned by the EU."German companies and administrative offices have jointly cooperated in undermining international sanctions efforts. The standpoint of BAFA to see the responsibilty to adhere to sanctions solely with the exporting companies means in practice to open the floodgates to breach sanctions and to put the fox in charge of the henhouse" so Weckerle.According to recent media reports the BAFA (Bundeamt für Wirtschaft und Exportkontrolle) still has no Iran expert among its employees [3], and 2011 German export of dual-use goods with a possible military utilization has even increased in comparison to the previous year. [4] The prospect of newly promised negotiations with Iran over the nuclear program should not lead to a delay or a reduction of sanctions, as Tehran could possibly demand as a precondition and a sign of goodwill. [5] "The Iranian regime again and again has used negotiations and diplomatic initiatives as delaying tactics to avoid more pressure and to win time to advance its nuclear program" so Weckerle for the STOP THE BOMB campaign.
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Switzerland: Tunisian dad tried to sell children to their own swiss mum

A 34-year-old father of two has been sentenced to eight years in prison after he kidnapped his six and seven-year-old sons, took them to Tunisia, and told their mother to pay him 170,000 francs ($182,000) if she wanted to get her children back.
Janine Schoch, 30, said she had told Swiss authorities on several occasions that she was afraid her husband Issam would follow up on threats to kidnap her children, newspaper Blick reports.
“I did everything in my power to prevent the abduction,” she told Blick. “I reported it to child protection authorities, but they thought I was a hysterical woman who wanted to discriminate against a poor foreigner."
But Schoch, who lives in Winterthur, near Zurich, had her worst fears realized on August 22nd 2010, when Issam [not his real name] took the children and flew them to his home country.
Eight days after the kidnapping, Schoch received an e-mail from Issam. He said she would be permitted to move in with him and be with her children again if she agreed to send him 170,000 francs.
“It was as if he wanted to sell me my own children,” she said.
In October 2010, Issam was arrested during a trip to Morocco and extradited to Switzerland.
"I could not continue living in Switzerland,” the 34-year-old Tunisian told the judge. “I was treated like a dirty dog by my wife, her family, and the migration authorities,” he explained, adding he was not serious about the money he requested. “I am a decent person,” Issam added.
On Thursday, he was jailed by a Wintherthur court on charges of kidnapping, attempted extortion and issuing threats.
Although Issam is already in prison, Schoch has not yet been able to recover her two sons, who live with their grandparents in the Tunisian city of Jendouba. They have custody of the children following a verdict from a Tunisian court.
Still Schoch feels confident that she will soon have her sons back with her in Switzerland.
"When the judge announced the verdict, I felt the children very close to me. I realized it was a reality that I have a chance to get them back,” she told Blick.
Schoch met her husband in 2002 in Turkey, where they both worked as children’s entertainers.
The couple married and move to Frauenfeld, where their first son was born in 2004. A year later, their second child came.
“Then it all started,” Schoch recounted. Her husband began to pray, went to the mosque every Friday and removed his gold wedding ring. He insisted on her adhering to Islamic customs, but she refused.
Schoch said she initiated a separation after he started teaching his children to spit at Christian churches and the Swiss cross.
She hasn't seen her children in a year and a half.
thelocal/AWE

Sunday, January 22, 2012

1941: A Pivotal Year: The 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

By Carl Savich
1941 was a pivotal year in World War II. It was a year of infamy. Both superpowers were drawn into the war that year. It was the year when the war spread to the Balkans. Both Yugoslavia and Greece were invaded and occupied by the Axis. In Serbia, the first organized guerrilla resistance movement emerged in Europe under Draza Mihailovich.
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Al Qaida 'planned to take German hostages'

Documents seized in May linked to al Qaida leaders indicate that the terrorist organisation was aiming to take hostages in Germany and other Western countries as part of a "war of attrition," according to a newspaper report.
In an article published on Sunday, German daily Tagesspiegel said security sources traced the papers to al Qaida leaders on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The documents were discovered when authorities arrested two suspected Islamists in May 2011. One of the strategy papers said al Qaida was planning a combination of smaller and larger attacks in order to "drive the enemy to desperation." According to other documents, the terrorist group was planning to take hostages and then kill them. They also described plans to use poisons and disguises. Al Qaida reportedly expected that spreading fear among the population and the implementation of more repressive tactics by authorities would result in the marginalisation of Muslim communities, which would in turn bring in more recruits for the Jihad. German authorities found the documents, which were encrypted electronic files, when they arrested suspected al Qaida member Maqsood L. of Austria last spring. He and another man alleged to be his accomplice, 26-year-old Yusuf O. from Berlin, will appear in court on Wednesday. Yusuf O. is accused of helping found a terrorist group, the "German Taliban Mujahideen" (DTM) with other German Islamists in Pakistan"s Waziristan region, starting in September 2009. He later allegedly joined al Qaida. He and Maqsood L. are suspected of traveling to Pakistan in July 2010, where they were instructed to carry out al Qaida's mission in Europe. Security experts said the documents allowed German authorities to learn more about the al Qaida leadership's strategic planning for the first time.
thelocal

Saturday, January 21, 2012

German aid workers kidnapped from Multan

Two Europeans working with a German NGO for flood rehabilitation in Multan were abducted on Thursday evening from Multan.
Giovanni and Bernd, employees of the “Welthungerhilfe” (German NGO), were returning from Kot Addu after visiting flood hit areas, when they were kidnapped at about 7:20 pm from Western Fort colony, Qasim Bela.
Of those kidnapped Bernd Johannes, who was previously reported as a German, is in fact a Dutch national and was working as an administration officer for south Punjab region based out of Multan. His companion, Giovanni was an Italian national and was working as the program administrator in the same non-governmental organisation.
Intelligence personnel looking in to the case confirmed that foreigners had been missing for last many hours. Following their abduction, their cell phones had been switched off.
A spokesperson for Welthungerhilfe Farzana Shah denied having any information about the matter and said that she could not confirm whether the two personnel had been kidnapped, only that the concerned personnel were out of reach.
An eye witnesses, though, told The Express Tribune that four masked, armed men drove up to their compound in a four wheel drive. Three of them entered the NGO’s building and brought the two aid workers outside with them, stripped naked. They were then moved to an unknown location outside the colony.
According to police officials, one reason for stripping the men could be that the abductors did not wish to be traced via any homing device.
City Police Officer (CPO) Amir Zulfiqar Khan has started questioning neighbours as well as guards at the colony.
Police have cordoned off Multan city and checks on all vehicles entering or exiting Multan have been ordered.
Regional Police Officer (RPO) Multan, Mubarik Athar have alerted District Police Officers (DPO) of Multan, Vehari, Khanewal, Bahawalpur and Muzaffargarh too.
Welthungerhilfe has been working in the region for flood affectees. Farzana Shah said that the focal person for security of their organisation was in contact with local security authorities.
Italy confirms kidnapping of citizen
The Italian foreign ministry in Rome issued a statement, without giving further details on his identity.
“(The foreign ministry) confirms the abduction today of an Italian citizen in Multan, in the south of Punjab province,” it said. “The ministry is in permanent contact with the family of the kidnapped person.”
The ministry has activated its crisis unit and minister Giulio Terzi has asked to be constantly informed of developments, the statement said.
“As already in the past in similar situations,” the ministry “will be discreet and is seeking cooperation from the media in this context so as not to compromise efforts at freeing our compatriot,” said the foreign ministry statement.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Hamas chief meets Swiss envoy in Cairo

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal met the Swiss Middle East envoy in Cairo late on Wednesday as part of efforts to normalise relations with European governments, sources in the Islamist movement told AFP.
A Hamas official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Meshaal and Jean-Daniel Ruch, whose country is not part of the European Union, discussed the possibility of relations between Europe and the Islamist group which rules Gaza.
The talks "addressed the political situation in light of the Arab Spring and the Palestinian political situation," he said on Thursday, adding that the meeting was attended by several other top Hamas leaders.
The Hamas delegation stressed "the importance of Europe being open to the movement and the need to end the bias against one Palestinian side in favour of the other," an apparent reference to its rival Palestinian movement Fatah.
Despite Hamas's sweeping 2006 Palestinian parliamentary election victory, and its efforts to reconcile with Fatah, the group remains blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by the European Union, with EU government officials barred from engaging in normal relations with the group.
thelocal

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pat Condell on the Jew-hatin’ Islamized Left

Germany: Plans for Islamic Shopping Centre

Noura A. , a Muslim business woman in Hamburg/ Harburg, is planning on opening the first “Islamic Shopping Center” in a vacant property that was previously used as a restaurant. She is already advertising for business partners who want to rent parts of the property – and focuses exclusively on Muslim partners. Her plans have already caused debate amongst Hamburg’s politicians and business people, who feel that an exclusively Islamic shopping centre is not supporting the integration process. Furthermore, it needs to be checked whether Noura A.’s plans constitute a breach of the anti-discrimination law.
euro-islam.info

Germany's New Islamic Centers -- Funded by Taxpayers

by Soeren Kern
One of the oldest universities in Germany has opened the country's first taxpayer-funded department of Islamic theology.
The Center for Islamic Theology at the University of Tübingen was inaugurated on January 16 and is the first of four planned Islamic university centers in Germany.
The German government claims that by controlling the curriculum, the school, which is to train Muslim imams and Islamic religion teachers, will function as an antidote to "hate preachers."
Most imams currently in Germany are from Turkey and many of them do not speak German.
German Education Minister Annette Schavan, who attended the opening ceremony, said the Islamic center was a "milestone for integration" for the 4.3 million Muslims who now live in Germany.
But the idea has been fiercely criticized by those who worry the school will become a gateway for Islamists who will introduce a hardline brand of Islam into the German university system.
The three professors who will be teaching at the department (eventually there will be six full professorships) had to satisfy an Islamic advisory council that they were devout Muslims.
One of the professors is Omar Hamdan, a Sunni Muslim, says that critical analysis into whether the Islamic Koran was actually written by God is "completely out of the question." Pointing to double standards, some of those opposed to the center say there should be critical distance between text and interpreter, as when Christianity is taught in German universities.
Critics also fear that conservative Islamic organizations will exert their influence over teaching and research at the center. There are only two independent experts on the advisory board of the Tübingen center. The other five individuals belong to groups such as the Turkish-Islamic Union for Islamic Affairs (DITIB), which is a branch of the Turkish government.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses DITIB to control over 900 mosques in Germany -- to prevent Turkish immigrants from integrating into German society.
During a trip to Germany in November 2011, Erdogan said that Berlin's insistence that immigrants who want to live in Germany must integrate and learn the German language is "against human rights."
In February 2011, Erdogan told a crowd of more than 10,000 Turkish immigrants: "We are against assimilation. No one should be able to rip us away from our culture and civilization." In 2008, he also said, "assimilation is a crime against humanity" and urged the Turkish immigrants there to resist assimilation into the West.
In March 2010, Erdogan called on Germany open Turkish-language grade schools and high schools, presumably to be controlled by DITIB.
Previously, Erdogan had said: "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers..." -- a declaration many interpreted as a call for the Islamization of Europe.
Aside from the center in Tübingen, Islamic theology departments are also set to open in 2012 in Münster/Osnabrück, Erlangen/Nürnberg and Frankfurt/Gießen.
The German government will pay the salaries for professors and other staff at all four Islamic centers for the next five years, at a total cost of €20 million ($25 million).
According to the Education Ministry, over the next few years Germany will have a demand for more than 2,000 teachers of Islam, who will be needed to instruct more than 700,000 Muslim children.
Germany is opening its doors to Islam at a time when its government is also cracking down on those who criticize Muslim immigration and the Islamization of Europe.
Less than a week before the Tübingen Islamic center was inaugurated, it came to light that the German domestic intelligence agency -- the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) -- is looking into whether German citizens who criticize Muslims and Islam are fomenting hate and are thus criminally guilty of "breaching" the German constitution.
The BfV's move marks a significant setback for the exercise of free speech in Germany.
The issue has become part of the larger debate over the question of Muslim immigration and the establishment of a parallel Islamic society in Germany.
In November 2011, the German Federal Ministry of the Family released a 160-page report, "Forced Marriages in Germany: Numbers and Analysis of Counseling Cases," which revealed that thousands of young women and girls in Germany are victims of forced marriages every year. Most of the victims come from Muslim families; many have been threatened with violence and often death.
In September 2011, a new book "Judges Without Law: Islamic Parallel Justice Endangers Our Constitutional State," disclosed that Islamic Sharia courts are now operating in all of Germany's big cities. The book argues that this "parallel justice system" is undermining the rule of law in Germany as Muslim imams are settling criminal cases out of court, without the involvement of German prosecutors or lawyers, before Germany's law enforcement can bring the cases to a German court.
That same month, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich revealed that Germany is home to some 1,000 Islamic radicals who are potential terrorists. He said many of these home-grown Islamists are socially alienated Muslim youths who are being inflamed by German-language Islamist propaganda that promotes hatred of the West. In some instances, the extremists are being encouraged to join sleeper cells and one day to "awaken" and commit terrorist attacks in Germany and elsewhere.
Back in Tübingen, Education Minister Schavan says she is "placing a lot of trust" in the new Islamic center, which she hopes will "contribute to the further development of Islamic theology."
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Massive Muslim Benefits Dependency in Germany

These figures were recently published in the Bild newspaper. They show astounding levels of Muslim benefits dependency in Germany. The columns are:

First - Nationality (the country names are similar enough to the English names to be understandable)

Second - Number of people from that country in Germany

Third - Number of those people receiving long-term unemployment benefit (this is called the HARTZ IV system in Germany)

Last column - overall percentage of immigrants from that country dependent on benefits

As you can see, our Muslim friends are the star performers in the benefit charts. To them there is no shame in it. It is just jizya rightfully paid to them by the infidel.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Official visit of three Hamas representatives in Switzerland

The International Alliance Against Terrorism expresses its dismay at the official visit of three Hamas representatives in Switzerland.
We are particularly shocked that the University of Geneva has agreed to host on January 18 a meeting in which Hamas spokesman Musheer Al Masri is due to speak.
Terrorism is a scourge for the world. Hamas is a terrorist organisation.
It is listed as such by EU and the USA, not forfor ideological or political reasons but because it has advocated, funded, perpetrated and claimed responsibility for attacks targeting civilians, those very crimes Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Médecins du Monde and recently Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, have described as crimes against humanity.
No cause can justify deliberate attacks of civilians.
We want those who perpetrate, advocate, organize terror attacks, give orders and recruit "suicide" terrorists to be judged and condemned, not greeted and made welcome !
Besides Hamas educational program, based on brainwashing, transmitting hatred to children, submitting them to paramilitary training and advocating "martyrdom" (meaning death) as the greatest individual achievement, cannot be tolerated in a University without tarnishing its image for ever.
Ismael Haniyeh ´s recent visit to Tunisia has occasioned heinous antisemitic incidents, proving that Hamas has not changed and that it stays guided by an atrocious charter which pursues a genocidal goal.
We believe encouraging Hamas destroys the hope of a peaceful solution in the Middle East.
We also fear it will only encourage the spreading of terrorism in a troubled world. Organizations so far fighting peacefully for their demands may well change their minds when they see that terror is rewarded and entitled to Swiss hospitality.
Hoping all democratic organizations to join into this protest, we urge the Swiss Federal Government and Parliament to take into account the human rights of Hamas victims and their families who deserve justice and consideration, like all terror victims.
We solemnly urge Geneva University to declare the representative of Hamas persona non grata at the meeting it is hosting.

With the support of Dr Judea Pearl, President of Daniel Pearl Foundation

Representatives of IAAT are available for media comments and interviews.
Contact by email at alliance.against.terrorism@gmail.com

Eurocrats blame the euro crisis on Britain and America – obviously

In Die Welt, the EPP's Elmar Brok claims that the US has launched an economic war against Europe. For those who can't read German, here is a rough summary of his argument. The US ratings agencies, he says, had no conceivable reason to downgrade nine eurozone states last week. What this is really about is a political project aimed at advancing 'Anglo-Saxon interests' in Europe. Americans have been becoming increasingly anti-European, as Mitt Romney's campaign shows. (I have no idea either, but that's what he says.) Then again, it's not really their fault, since they've been fed lies by Anglo-Saxon media moguls for decades.
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In Europe, free speech ends where Islam begins

Will the day come when Europeans and Americans again stand up on their hind legs and defend their freedoms, values and traditions? Or have we effectively given up the fight in an attempt to appease such groups as the OIC and Sharia4Belgium? If only Orwell were still with us: I bet he'd have some pungent answers to these questions.
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Germany opens first university department of Islamic theology

Tuebingen, Germany - Germany, home to 4 million Muslims, officially opened its first university department of Islamic theology Monday, with 36 students enrolled for bachelor's degrees.
The government of Chancellor Angela Merkel faced resistance from conservatives to funding the department, the first of four around the country, but argued that graduates would be the best antidote to self-taught 'hate preachers.'
Education Minister Annette Schavan, who is herself a graduate in Catholic theology, said at the opening the school was a 'milestone for integration' of Muslims who make up 5 per cent of the population.
'Religion needs to be thought through,' she said, rejecting claims that a backward brand of Islam would dominate at the school. She said Germany would now contribute to 'advances in Islamic theology.'
The three professors at the department had to satisfy an Islamic advisory council that they were devout Muslims. They also have advanced western academic qualifications. All teaching will be conducted in German, but Arabic, the language of the Koran, is a compulsory subject.
Tuebingen, a public university where tuition is free, is already one of Europe's leading centres of academic Christian theology.
Germany already has departments of Islamic studies, which take an academic view of the religion, but has never had an advanced institution where professors teach the faith.
President Christian Wulff angered many conservatives in 2010 by saying Islam now belonged in Germany. A 2010 book by a former central bank governor, Thilo Sarrazin, which criticized Muslim immigrants, sold more than 1 million copies.
The graduates are expected to seek employment as imams or teachers. The new school, which offers a four-year bachelor's course, has been in operation since October.
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Radical Muslims plan biggest Swiss mosque

The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) is trying to raise enough funds in the Gulf states to enable the construction of a 20-million franc ($21 million) prayer centre in the capital Bern.
With three storeys, the planned mosque would be the biggest in the country. In addition to a prayer room for 270 men and 174 women, plans show that the building would have conference and training rooms, shops, underground parking and a garden.
The president of the Council, Nicolas Blancho, confirmed his fundraising activities in Kuwait and Qatar to newspapers SonntagsZeitung and Le Matin Dimanche on Sunday, although he said the organisation has not received any donations yet.
“For the time being, we’re just building relationships of trust with potential sponsors,” said Blancho, adding that searching for donors is a long process.
Last year, the president of ICCS visited Kuwait and Qatar several times where he met with “businessmen and high level statesmen”, not just to talk about money, "but also to have intellectual exchanges,” explained the 28-year-old Swiss.
Blancho said he also presented to his interlocutors the council’s idea of launching a popular initiative to counter the ban on the construction of minarets that was approved in a referendum in November 2009.
Aside from the massive mosque, the ICCS also has other smaller projects, such as founding an Islamic school in Switzerland, and setting up a travel agency for pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina.
According to the Swiss convert, his contacts in Gulf countries are financially clean and any donations would be made within a legal framework. However, ICCS has never previously made its financial resources public, says the SonntagsZeitung.
ICCS mainly represents orthodox Sunni Muslims. It was founded two and a half years ago by a small group of young Swiss converts to Islam in the light of the referendum to ban the construction of minarets.
ICCS has about 2,000 members, and has organized several controversial rallies in Bern. At its latest demonstration in October, the organisation chose a symbol reminiscent of the Jewish Star of David to draw parallels between the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany and Muslims in the Alpine country of today. The move infuriated the Jewish community.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Switzerland: Muslim hacks daughter to death with axe for dating a Christian

It is no accident or coincidence that Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.
Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but "the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour 'provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.'" And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that "Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values."
Nonetheless, the media drumbeat is constant: honor killings have nothing to do with Islam. And so they continue, as no one ever challenges Muslim authorities to do anything to stop them.
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Muslims Converting Empty European Churches into Mosques

The latest churches destined to become mosques are located in Germany, where the Roman Catholic Church has announced plans to close up to six churches in Duisburg, an industrial city in northwestern part of the country, due to falling church attendance.
Duisburg, which has a total population of 500,000, is home to around 100,000 mostly Turkish Muslims, making it one of the most Islamized cities in Germany.
Muslims in Duisburg are now clamoring to turn empty churches in the city into mosques, according to the Germany daily newspaper, Der Westen.
All of the churches slated for closing are located in the gritty Hamborn and Marxloh districts in northern Duisburg where Islam has already replaced Christianity as the dominant religion, and where several Catholic churches have already been abandoned in a previous round of church closings.
In Marxloh, all eyes are set on the Church of Saint Peter and Paul, which is the last remaining church in a part of Duisburg that is now almost completely Muslim. The church may be closed as early as the end of January 2012.
Marxloh also happens to be home to the Duisburg Merkez Mosque, the largest mosque in Germany. Completed in 2008 at a cost of more than €7.5 million ($10 million), the Ottoman-style mega-mosque can accommodate more than 1,200 Muslim worshippers at a time.
Merkez now wants to turn the churches in Hamborn and Marxloh into mosques and prayer centers that would serve as extensions of the mega-mosque. According to the chairman of the Merkez Mosque, Mohammed Al, "Regardless of whether it is a church or a mosque, it is a house of God."
In addition to Roman Catholic churches, some Protestant churches have also been converted into mosques in Germany, where the Muslim population has jumped from around 50,000 in the early 1980s to more than 4 million today.
In Germany as a whole, more than 400 Roman Catholic churches and more than 100 Protestant churches have been closed since 2000, according to one estimate. Another 700 Roman Catholic churches are slated to be closed over the next several years.
By contrast, there are now more than 200 mosques (including more than 40 mega-mosques), 2,600 Muslim prayer halls and a countless number unofficial mosques in Germany. Another 128 mosques are currently under construction, according to the Zentralinstitut Islam-Archiv, a Muslim organization based in Germany.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Honor killing in Germany: Five siblings suspected of killing Kurdish woman

Police in northern Germany think they have found the body of an 18-year-old Kurdish woman who had gone missing in November. The police suspect that the woman’s family abducted her because they disapproved of her relationship.
The police and the prosecutors assume that the body discovered on Friday in Schleswig Holstein is the body of Arzu Ö. (Photo), a young Kurdish woman who lived in the town of Detmold in North Rhine-Westphalia. Prosecutor Michael Kempkes said on Sunday that they were waiting on a DNA match before confirming that it was indeed the missing woman. The police would release no further details due to the ongoing investigation.The young woman, whose body was found in scrubland by the employee of a nearby golf course, had been the victim of a violent assault. Arzu Ö. had been missing since November of last year and police had already suspected that her five siblings forcibly abducted from her boyfriend’s apartment and possibly killed her. Her four brothers and a sister have been held in custody for months, but refuse to cooperate with the authorities. Her family, who are of the Muslim faith, disapproved of her relationship with a young apprentice baker because he was not a Muslim. German police had recently asked authorities in Turkey, where her family originally come from, for assistance in finding her.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Germany: The burning of books under the Nazi regime reloaded

Thilo Sarrazin’s book “Germany Abolishes Itself” is once again the focus of controversy. Plans by a Czech artist to collect, destroy and recycle copies of the book have been severely criticized for perceived Nazi connotations.
Martin Zet has not described exactly how he'll recycle copies of the book, which he views as xenophobic. But with the aid of the public, he wants to come up with a new purpose for the recycled tomes at at the Berlin Biennale art exhibition that runs between the end of April and July. The book, which was published in 2010 and contends that Muslims are largely incompatible with German society, has sold 1.3 million copies and sparked a wide ranging debate about immigration.Zet's plans have been slammed as being insensitive in light of German history. Historian Werner Treß, who has researched the Nazi regime’s burning of books, told the DPA news agency that every book, regardless of its content, was a cultural good and should not be publicly destroyed. Almost immediately after taking power in 1933, the Nazis began ceremonially burning books that did not correspond to their fascist ideology, including titles by Jewish and Communist authors. And Professor Julius H. Schoeps, director of the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies at the University of Potsdam, said on Friday: “This is not an act of art, rather one of embarrassment, which should be prevented.”

Friday, January 13, 2012

Nazi Collaborators: Fake Images

By Carl Savich
In The Military Channel series Nazi Collaborators, in the episode “Hitler’s Executioner”, shown on November 8, 2011 at 10PM, blatantly fake images are used. The episode is on Latvian collaborator Viktors Arajs who led the Arajs Kommando group which was implicated in the mass murder of Latvian Jews during the German occupation of Latvia and Belarus during World War II. The Arajs Kommando was formed on July 4, 1941, by German occupation forces as “Security Group Arajs”, the Arajs Kommando, or Special Commando or Sonderkommando Arajs which was made up of 500–1500 Latvian volunteers into auxiliary police units and militia. They aided the German occupation forces in the executions of Latvian Jews during the German occupation of Latvia from 1941 to 1944.
The Military Channel noted the theme of the show: “It’s a convenient fiction that the Germans alone were responsible for the Holocaust. The awful truth is that some of the worst offenders were not German. Few were worse than the Latvian Viktor Arajs, who actively participated in killing of 30,000 Jews.”
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Germany Attempts to Silence Criticism of Islam

German authorities have officially confirmed that they are monitoring German-language Internet websites that are critical of Muslim immigration and the Islamization of Europe.
According to Manfred Murck, director of the Hamburg branch of the German domestic intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), his organization is studying whether German citizens who criticize Muslims and Islam on the Internet are fomenting hate and are thus criminally guilty of "breaching" the German constitution.
The BfV's move marks a significant setback for the exercise of free speech in Germany and comes amid a months-long smear campaign led by a triple alliance of leftwing German multicultural elites, sundry Muslim groups and members of the mainstream media, who have been relentless in their efforts to discredit the so-called counter-jihad movement (also known as the "Islamophobes") in Germany.
Opinion polls show that growing numbers of ordinary German citizens are worried about the consequences of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged mass immigration from Muslim countries.
Germans are especially concerned about the refusal of millions of Muslim immigrants to integrate into German society, as well as the emergence of a parallel legal system in Germany based on Islamic Sharia law.
In an effort to reverse this tide of public opinion, the guardians of German multiculturalism have been working overtime to regain the initiative by accusing the critics of Islam of engaging in hate speech to try to intimidate the so-called "new right" into silence.
The media campaign has been led by two financially troubled newspapers, the Berliner Zeitung and its sister publication, the Frankfurter Rundschau, as well as Der Spiegel, a leftwing magazine based in Hamburg that has long served as the mouthpiece for German multiculturalism.
In a January 4, 2012 interview with the Berliner Zeitung andFrankfurter Rundschau, Murck said the owners of anti-Islam blogs "have a disturbed relationship to the democratic constitutional state" and often promote "infringements of human rights protected under our constitution."
Murck continued: "I also see evidence of criminal relevance, such as making threats and public invitations to crime." He said criticism of Muslims and Islam constitutes "an attack against the freedom of religion, which is protected by Article 4 of the Basic Law."
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Muslim charged by Germany with recruiting for al-Qaida

German prosecutors say they have charged a 22-year-old Afghan man with recruiting for the al-Qaida and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist organizations.
The federal prosecutors’ office said Tuesday that Omid H., whose last name was not given in accordance with German privacy laws, is suspected of posting some 60 messages and videos on an extremist website in 2010 and 2011.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Germany: Political Headaches for Merkel

by Peter Martino
The year did not start well for Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. On January 4, Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, appointed the Belgian Peter Praet to be the ECB's chief economist. Merkel's candidate, the German Jörg Asmussen, did not get the job although Merkel had intended him to replace his compatriot Jürgen Stark, the previous ECB chief economist.
Ever since the establishment in 1998 of the ECB, the central bank of the eurozone, the group of countries using the euro as their currency, its chief economist has been a German. Germany is the largest country and strongest economy in the eurozone. The ECB chief economist decides the interest rate in the eurozone. For Germany, a country which for historic reasons fears inflation, a German setting the interest rate was a reassuring thought.
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Monday, January 09, 2012

Muslim man from Kosovo charged in attempted Florida car bombing

A 25-year-old Muslim man born in Kosovo was charged on Monday with trying to obtain explosives and firearms to attack Florida businesses and a police station, authorities said.
Sami Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Kosovo - a disputed Balkan state once a part of the former Yugoslavia that declared its independence from Serbia in 2008 - was charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
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Muslims Angle for Ownership of German Catholic Churches

The Catholic Church is planning to close five or six churches in Duisburg, Germany, because of diminishing patronage, and local Muslims wish to buy the churches to use as Islamic worship locations, the German daily Der Westen reported January 1.
Only 19 percent of Duisburg-Marxloh residents are Catholic, and the diocese already closed several churches there five years ago. Pastoral counselor Michael Dörnemann said church officials have explored many options, but see “no way around” this second round of closings.
Mohammed Al, the association chairman of Duisburg’s Merkez Mosque, doesn’t want the churches to sit empty or be demolished. He is among the Muslims striving to convince Catholic officials to allow Merkez, the largest mosque in Germany, to buy the churches after the Catholics vacate them, to use them for Islamic worship. Al explained the apparent incongruity, saying, “Regardless of whether it’s a church or mosque—it’s about a house of God.”
Germany’s Catholics have protested the planned closings and possible Muslim ownership with vigils and letters, and they have planned demonstrations if the sales go through.
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Sunday, January 08, 2012

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Advance Orders for “The Cults of Bosnia and Palestine”

by Julia Gorin
I’m sure we’ll find out more about Richard Ziegler and his book eventually, but for now there appears to be just an ordering page here. (The book comes out later this month.) This was the note he sent out; the quotes are all good — meaning, unlike the recurring phenomenon of people who get the Serb thing but don’t get the Israeli thing (and of course the much bigger swath of folks who get the Israel thing but couldn’t give a damn about the Serb thing), these are all consistent in their sympathies:
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Saturday, January 07, 2012

German Churches Under Rocket Attack from Mohammedans Over New Year

In the German city of Duisburg, churches came under attack over the New Year, subjected to a barrage of rockets, fireworks and bangers.Tens of thousands of euros worth of damage was caused.
On Wednesday morning, a mixture of New Year rockets and numerous stones, some the size of a fist, were still lying around the Catholic church St. Ewaldi and Laar cathedral on Friedrich-Ebert-Straße....As well as the church windows, the unknown persons have smashed in all windows in the sacristy. Schulz doesn't dare to hope for much from the police: "Of course they always take down the criminal complaint very correctly. But they still haven't caught one perpetrator." Schulz would like to see a greater police presence in front of the church: "But then it's always: 'Sorry, we've got too much to do in the north." Schulz is afraid that he won't have to wait till New Year for the next broken window. Who "they" are, who throw stones at the church, Heribert Schulz cannot or will not say. Other Laar Catholics are concerned that the perpetrators could exact revenge. In off-the-record conversations with our newspaper, extremely aggressive young adults from the district are blamed. But no one wants to be quoted with their suspicions.
Source: Der Westen
Duisburg is a heavily Muslim and Turk-colonised area. The mosque is just down the road from the church but, strangely, doesn't seem to have come under any attack.Of course neither the journalists nor the priests say explicitly that Mohammedans were responsible, but the implication is there. The journalists walk up to a nearby meeting place which has a Lebanese flag displayed out front. They see five young men hanging around outside and talk to them.
To the question of whether they knew who threw stones at the church windows, at first they answer negatively: "And if I did know, I wouldn't tell you," said one of them, who introduces himself to us later as Omar. We persist and ask the young men again whether they often go on to the church grounds and whether there's a problem there? "Yes, there are problems," says Omar finally, "if you really want to know, the problem is there's nowhere in Laar where you can play football!"...Not only they, but other young boys are brusquely chased away wherever they play football: "At the school, for example. Then we also play - together with Turks, Yugoslavs and Arabs - on the church grounds and then we're also chased away there and the police are called right away. Then we feel angry."And do you throw stones then? "Of course not", says Omar and grins.Father Andreas Rose doesn't find it at all funny. On Thursday he told the newspaper what he experienced recently when he nicely asked a small group of football-playing men not to disturb a mass that was underway by kicking the ball against the church: "I was insulted in the worst way and they were extremely aggressive," says Rose. "Terrible and sad."
Source: Der Westen
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Shoe-toting protest urges German president to quit

Protesters have gathered outside the German president's palace to call for President Christian Wulff to quit amid a scandal involving a loan and a furious call to a newspaper.A few hundred demonstrators, many brandishing shoes in reference to protests in the Arab world, gathered across the road from Bellevue palace chanting "Wulff must go."Wulff faces intense pressure over a private loan he received from a wealthy businessman's wife and a call he made to a newspaper editor before it published a story about it. Wulff says the call was a "serious mistake" but has traded blows with the Bild newspaper over whether he actually tried to prevent the report. He says he only sought a delay.
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Friday, January 06, 2012

Orthodox Christmas Eve: Croats vandalize Serb church, Albanians blockade Decani, hit Tadic’s car with stones

By M. Bozinovich
Today is the Orthodox Christmas Eve, and to mark that occasion, Washington’s allies in the Balkans – Croatians and the Albanians in Kosovo – each did their part in America’s grand policy to gradually exterminate Serbs into a ghetto out of which they will be forced to negotiate either their existence or worse their total extermination.
So… Croatians attacked the church of St Cyril and Methodious in Croatia and the authorities are saying that the attackers are “unknown assailants” – euphemism for, generally, all Washington’s proxy Serb-killers in the Balkans.
In Decani, Albanian “self-determination” group gathered up to blockade the visit of Serbia’s president Tadic to this monastery.
These Albanian Muslims, keen to keep up the beloved Islamic traditions, gathered up so they can attempt to stone Tadic.
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U.S., E.U. Spearhead Islamic Bid To Criminalize Free Speech

In Austria, for example, an appellate court in December 2011 upheld the politically correct conviction of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a Viennese housewife and anti-Jihad activist, for "denigrating religious beliefs" after she gave a series of seminars about the dangers of radical Islam. The ruling showed that while Judaism and Christianity can be disparaged with impunity in postmodern multicultural Austria, speaking the truth about Islam is subject to swift and hefty legal penalties.
Also in Austria, Susanne Winter, an Austrian politician and Member of Parliament, was convicted in January 2009 for the "crime" of saying that "in today's system" the Islamic prophet Mohammed would be considered a "child molester," referring to his marriage to Aisha. Winter was also convicted of "incitement" for saying that Austria faces an "Islamic immigration tsunami." Winters was ordered to pay a fine of €24,000 ($31,000), and received a suspended three-month prison sentence.
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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Each cleansed Serb out of Croatia costs 41,880 euros

Helsinki committee member Drazen Rajkovic has calculated that Croatia’s expenditure in its efforts to either exterminate Serbs or ethnically cleanse them in the 1990s has cost the Croatian government about 10.5 billion Euros or about 41,880 euros for every expelled Serb, an investment that has gotten Croatia, with Germany’s blessing, into the European Union.
If we factor into this calculation the Serbs Croatia killed, marginal cost of Serb-killing goes way down for Croatia.
These conservative calculations of Croatia’s cost-per-SerbKill are based on the Western whitewash that Croatia has ethnically cleansed only 250,000 Serbs and assumes Croatia murdered no Serbs.
If we assume a more realistic figure of 500,000 ethnically cleansed Serbs and 75,000 killed, Croatian cost per nonexistent Serbian head goes drastically down to about 18,260 euros per expelled or murdered head of a Serb.
This may be a bargain for Croatia with respect to what the US is paying for forced expulsion and murders of Serbs across the Balkans but… it is way above what the Muslim Albanians in Kosovo are paying for their effort to expel and kill Serbs.
In comparison to the costs Albanians are incurring in their effort to kill Serbs, Croatia way overpaid for its effort to kill and ethnically cleanse Serbs because Albanians in Kosovo are doing the whole thing for free, thanks to the US that is footing the entire extermination bill.
When it come to mass killings of Serbs there is no better banker then Washington.
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

So, is the Los Angeles ‘German’ car arsonist a Muslim terrorist?

LA Police said arsonist suspect, Harry Burkhart, was a 24-year-old German national who carried travel papers from Chechnya. (FYI: Chechnya in Russia is 94% Muslim, from which several terrorist attacks have been launched on Russian citizens recently)
He had spent time in Germany, they said, but had lived in Southern California for the last several years. They weren’t clear on his alleged motives but speculated that he might have been furious over his mother’s pending deportation.
A senior LAPD official said the suspect had attended a recent immigration hearing regarding his mother’s case and erupted in a tirade, spewing angry anti-American statements. “I hate America” were the words he reportedly uttered after he was pulled out of his car during a traffic stop.
It was this incident that eventually led police to Burkhart. Several sources said the tip came from an official at the State Department…
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Nazi Conspiracy Theories in Egypt's New Politics

by A. Millar
Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories have long been a staple of the Arab and Iranian press and consciousness. Haj Amin al-Husseini, an Arab nationalist and "Grand Mufti," broadcast Nazi propaganda to Egypt during the Second World War. And the Nazi-inspired conspiracy theory of a Jewish-Freemasonic alliance, dominating the world, still appears frequently in the official media today.
For many in the West, the convergence of Egypt's pro-democracy activists on Tahrir Square last year was a welcome sight – as it should have been. Believing it to be a portent of a new era of liberal democracy and pluralism in the region, however, appears to have been too optimistic.
Reporting was partly to blame. The media covered the sexual assault of American reporter Lara Logan during the protests in Tahrir Square, but largely chose to ignore the fact that the crowd was yelling "Jew! Jew!" at her during the assault. Logan was raped with the hands of the assailants while others photographed her with their mobile phones.
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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Germany: Attack on synagogue in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck

The synagogue of the Jewish community in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck was attacked, according to "Lübecker Nachrichten", on New Year's Day by throwing stones by a person of Tunisian origin and another person whose nationality was not disclosed.

Monday, January 02, 2012

GERMANY: 1939 all over again?

This time, it’s Muslims protesting in the streets of Berlin, shouting ‘Death to Jews’ as German police show their support for the Islamofascists by rippping down a flag from the apartment of an Israel supporter.

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Albanian War Crimes Puzzle

by Julia Gorin
OK, so here we have another one of these rare cases where a country is actually considering honoring Serbia’s request for extradition of a Serb-killer, going even further against the grain by dismissing the cartoonish notion that Serbia’s efforts are “motivated by the accused’s social group, race, belief or nationality”.
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