Winnipeg Sun article. I suggest downloading before it is altered or removed.
H/T Ilona Szilágyi
Here is the story with the occasion for this event, itself as unbelievable as what is said.
Meanwhile, here is a public letter from an Iranian human rights activist. I mean a real one, to the president of Carleton U.
To Dr.O’Reilly Runte,
My name is Nazanin Afshin-Jam. I was born in Iran and my family was forced to flee in1979 at the start of the revolution when Ayatollah Khomeini came to power as my father was unjustly imprisoned, tortured and nearly executed.
We have been living in Canada for 31 years.
I am an international human rights activist and co-founder of Stop Child Executions organization. I must tell you that I was incensed upon learning that Carleton University collaborated with the Iranian Embassy and gave a platform to regime supporters to host the conference, “The Contemporary Awakening and Imam Khomeini’s Thoughts,”; which I learned was a celebration of Ayatollah Khomeini. He was a man who was personally responsible for the death and torture of countless innocent Iranians and responsible for installing discriminatory laws against women, allowing the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities and suffocating any form of decent.
Our family, along with hundreds of thousands of other Iranians left Iran to have a better life here in Canada free from fear. However now seeing tyrants or those that support them being given a platform at a prestigious university like Carleton instills fear and sadness in me and many others. Press TV (a well known mouthpiece of the IRI) was also present and documented this pro-Khomeini gathering. This gets reported back in Iran, empowers the regime officials and deflates the vast majority of the freedom loving Iranians who want freedom.
At this time more than ever the Iranian people need to know that those in the world stand in solidarity with them. They do not need our universities to prop up those with blood on their hands.
Please reconsider in the future providing a forum and giving a voice to those that suppress 70 million voices back home.
Nazanin Afshin- Jam
Øivind Østberg filed the following review of Oyvind Strømmen’s book, ‘The Dark Net’ at Document.no, published on 30.12.2011. Østberg’s review exposes the shallowness and overt bias of the author’s book, which entirely excludes the circumstances in which the anti-Islamization movement was born. It’s as if the opposing of Islam took place within a bubble, with no other outside influences of Islam itself. That should tell you pretty much all you need to know about Oyvind Strømmen’s book, he’s not interested in historical accuracy, but in timely (and very slimy, greedy) opportunism.
In short, Oyvind Strømmen is nothing more than a gadfly Norwegian douchewriter who has lots in common with other douchewriters of the totalitarian stripe (he defends intolerant tyrannical ideologies). So party hearty douchey Strømmen, your incredibly stupid gig has been laid bare for the English speaking world to see, and to mock with gusto. KGS
Translated by: Cecilie
UPDATE: A little bird tells me that the Norwegian police have:
“after months of extensive investigation, finally concluded that Breivik’s so-called terror network probably exists inside his head, and only there. The best comment about Breivik was made by a psychiatrist who stated quite early that his extreme narcissism would have prevented him from cooperating wih pretty much anybody.”
That goes hand in hand with forensic psychiatrist,Dr.Michael Welner’s professional opinion back in the immediate days after Brievik’s hideous massacre. So I think that Oyvind Strømmen’s invented terror network proves ABB’s grandoise delusions.
Document.No.: When ’The Dark Net’ was published in November, reviewers were lining up to applaud it and the doors of the studios were wide open. It’s not often that an unknown documentary journalist has been able to make a name for himself so fast. In this book he gives the commentators exactly what they needed: A platform to explain the terror acts of July 22 as a logical and expected consequence of the tireless activities of a larger political scene. From this book Raymond Johansen of the Labour Party plucked the catchy one-liner he has been using so assiduously in the last few months: Breivik was a lone wolf, but he came from a pack.
Strømmen admits that it’s possible that someone is to blame for not having taken real problems (presumably with immigration and Islam) seriously, leaving it all to “the radical right and right-wing extremists”(page 122). A whole sentence is dedicated to this. In the rest of the book there is hardly a reflection over such problems existing; that there are indeed underlying societal tendencies and realities giving reason to worry. His description of the new right-wing forces also doesn’t connect them to any social groups or interests. As phenomena they remain completely unexplained other than as collective madness or evil. It is as if one should analyse the growth in extreme movements on the right and left in Europe between the two world wars without mentioning crises and unemployment.
Of course one must be careful criticising an author for writing what he chooses as his topic and not something completely different. An empirical mapping-out of certain political movements and environments has obvious worth in itself. But when there is no reference to the social realities behind the described political environments – except when he conveniently distances himself from “demographic panic” and “conspiracy theories – the book becomes not only a documentation of one aspect of reality but a contribution to an ideological production: The idea that mass immigration, demographical changes, increase in crime, the development of parallel societies, Islamic pressure on freedom of speech etc. aren’t real problems in themselves; the problem being evil people exploiting these phenomena for their own nefarious and hate-filled political project. A political project which is the direct reason to the bombing in Oslo and the shots at Utøya.
by Khaled Abu Toameh
November 11, 2011 at 5:00 am
The Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt, the largest and most significant library of the ancient world, is now being targeted by radical Muslims who seek to replace it with a mosque.
Radical Islamic groups claim that the library’s art programs, which include music and ballet dancing, spread “depravity” in Egyptian society.
The Islamist campaign against the library is taking place under the looking eyes of Egypt’s military dictators, who are burying their heads in the sand and refusing to see the danger, noted columnist Mohammed al-Hamamsi.
“Is the Supreme Military Council waiting until the Islamists come to power and demand, through their parliament, that the library be demolished and that a mosque be built on its site?” al-Hamamsi asked rhetorically.
The destruction of the library will mark the beginning of Egypt’s fall into the hands of the Islamists, who seek to take the Arabs and Muslims back to dark ages.
Fears over the fate of the legendary library surfaced following a dispute between the director and the majority of his workers.
Director Ismail Serageldin has been under fire for his alleged affiliation with the former regime of President Hosni Mubarak and crackdown on freedom of speech in the library.
But he and many Egyptians are convinced that the campaign is part of a scheme by Muslim extremists to take control over one of the world’s most important cultural and scientific institutions.
Tundra Tabloids posted an article recently about something that happened over in England.
My mate Martin Brennan has been staying with a fellow called Matthew Stiddard. Martin was deported from Australia officially due to a breach of visa, but seeing as Martin had never been in trouble with the police nor had any notification from DIAC about any visa irregularities, I wonder if that was really it.
That’s for another day, so we’ll leave that for now.
Matthew was interviewed by VladTepes, and I’ve also gotten to know him. He’s starting to get a bit of a profile now, and he’s concerned that there might be some misconceptions floating around with respect to his current police…. challenges… and what’s happening with the leadership of the EDL.
For the record, Matthew has never made any comment about why the police would be interested in Martin. In conversation he has made it quite clear that it’s not a path he would like to travel down.
I’ll let him speak for himself*:
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From European Son
You might remember the comic book hero as a muscular crime fighter taking down the enemies of the American people, but Superman appears to have undergone some reeducation over the last few years, and he’s, well… different. For my money, I’d guess he’s been studying at a private liberal arts college — perhaps one like Macalester. Embodying the best of rainbow nation Cultural Marxism, it’s a college that flies the flag of the United Nations, and encourages students to think of themselves first and foremost as minorities, by herding them into ethnic and gender “collectives”: “Latin American women of the diaspora collective,” “gender variant collective,” and “queer people of color collective” are just three. The rest are pretty much a variation on the theme. No prizes for guessing that courses on offer also revolve around gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and — I think we can guess — how the West has… continue reading!
Ted Ekeroth: “Debate” in this country (Sweden) is nothing more than an intellectual desert with huge element of hypocrisy and cowardice.
Here is an op-ed by Ted Ekeroth in response to a horrid article by, Jesús Alcalá, that attacked not only the Ekeroth brothers, (Ted and Kent), the Sweden Democrats but the Counterjihad anti-Islamization movement as a whole. KGS
August 17, 2011 at 02:00
RETORT Anders Behring Breivik has no place in the counter-Jihad movement who wants to fight Islamization with words, not violence. Ted Ekeroth writes in response to Jesús Alcalá. But one must also take responsibility for every word where it may lead, responds Alcalá.
Apart from the intellectually dishonest buildup throughout his article (SvD 3 / 8 ) with a “guilt by association” principle, Jesús Alcalá also shows a willingness to deliberately misinterpret the anti-Islamization movement.
Firstly, I was not at the Copenhagen meeting as a representative of the Sweden Democrats, but as an individual among other intellectuals whose courage and sense of human rights led them to gather to discuss the ongoing problem of Islamization.
Anders Behring Breivik has no place in counter-jihad movement for several reasons: he is a murderer who kills children, he wants to cooperate with Al Qaeda and other jihadists, and discuss the possibility to detonate nuclear bombs in European cities. In addition, he wants to impose a Taliban-like patriarchal society where women are subjugated, a selection of his madness that can never be accepted in the anti-Islamization movement.
That he then chose the counter-jihad movement as “his thing” can not be blamed on anyone. He began his plans in 2002 and chose violence as a method already 1999/2000 in its own words – well before the Copenhagen meeting, and long before either Robert Spencer and Fjordman had begun to write. Breivik could choose the “orientation” at any time which should be obvious when you read his manifesto, which is contradictory and confused. The terrorist attack was not about his ideas, but about his willingness to “be someone”, to be known.
Counter Jihad movement fights Islamization with words, pencil and paper. Islamization is not imaginary and it is perhaps easier to see this clearly by looking at the outside world. Non-Muslims in many countries have been displaced because of violence, intimidation and oppression. The non-Muslim populations in the Arab world have been decimated, if not completely erased in some places, precisely because of the pressure they have endured by their Muslim surroundings.
In Europe, it springs up more and more so-called “no-go areas”, ie areas where the government lost control or are on track to do so. These areas are often dominated by Islam, which in many places for an “Islamic way of life” often including Sharia law, there is thus parallel societies in which the host country’s norms, rules and laws are disregarded in favor of Islam. Segregated bathing time, anti-Semitic tapes sold in the Södermalm mosque with incitement to murder, withdrawal of pork from school menus, whilst introducing the ritual slaughter of halal meat, calls for the introduction of Sharia law in Sweden (Mahmoud Aldebe), Muslim groups who attack manifestations that they do not like (Malmo) and violence and threats such as Jews in Malmo (fleeing the city) are just some of Islamization that is happening in Sweden.
Alcalá text does discuss substance, but it is most unclear and unfair innuendo. Is there no Islamization? We are lying in claiming that Islamic texts encourage jihad? Are our observations of how it looks in different European cities fabrications?
These issues, as usual, are never discussed. It is considered to be irrelevant because Islam has nothing to do with the jihadists’ ideas, they say. Instead, it is highly relevant to try to connect the anti-Islamization movement’s basic ideas with Breivik, although his rigmarole, manifesto and practices are in stark contrast to what we are fighting for. Then suddenly it’s all right to try to link the man’s actions to the peaceful anti-Islamization movement, no matter how wrong the link is. But looking at the very core of Islam and the ideological basis and then consider where jihadis get their motivation from, is being “racist” and “dangerous”.
“Debate” in this country is nothing more than an intellectual desert with huge element of hypocrisy and cowardice.
I have had this tab open for a few days waiting for a chance to read the article and watch the video in it. The video, which I redid because it had about 40 seconds of test pattern and whistle before it, shows how even the nation touted as an example of how miscible Islam can be with the rest of the world, in fact jails people for “long periods of time” for converting people away from Islam. The article on this cult is here.
Remember this story from Australia? The Muslim woman that accused a police officer of racism, was convicted of knowingly filing a false claim then acquitted on appeal?
Listen to the Oz radio interview below with the man who brought her to the police station to file the declaration. Make sure you are not holding anything fragile though.
Thanks to a commenter, here is a link for a radio interview the next day with Carnita’s son, who attempts to clear the record. He, despite being ferociously vague, does conceed that she was not being honest when she accused the police officer of racism.
You will have to look for, ‘Carnita Matthew’s son speaks out’ as I can’t find a direct link to the show.
Mail Online…A Pakistani teenager has told how he was brainwashed by the Taliban into becoming a suicide bomber because he believed he would go to paradise.
Umar Fidai, 14, and another schoolboy were behind the attack on a Pakistani shrine earlier this month in which scores were killed and many others injured.
Fidai survived because his bomb vest failed to detonate properly, although he has lost an arm and could yet lose his life because of his injuries.
Now in custody, he admits he made a terrible mistake and begs forgiveness for his deadly mission – for which his family have now disowned him.
He told the BBC he trained with the Taliban for five months, learning how to shoot, use a grenade and ultimately to be a suicide bomber.
He was told he would go Afghanistan to kill ‘non-believers’ but in fact the pair were taken to another part of Pakistan and ordered to blow up the shrine.
Umar told the BBC: ‘The plan was that Ismail would blow himself up near the shrine, then I would wait and blow myself up near the ambulances when they came.’
He said he had no doubts at all about killing himself: ‘All I was thinking was that I had to detonate myself near as many people as possible.
‘When I decided it was the right time, it was a moment of happiness for me. I thought that there would be a little bit of pain, but then I would be in Heaven.’
Even when the jacket failed, Umar continued to try and bring about more carnage – reaching for a grenade in his pocket.
‘We had been taught that if the belt does not go off, we should kill ourselves with the grenade.
‘There were three policemen standing close by, and I thought if I killed them too, I would still make it to Heaven.’
As he attempted to pull out the pin, he was shot in the arm by police. He says when doctors and officers then tried to help him, he realised he had made a dreadful mistake.
Umar was persuaded to train with the Taliban by dogged recruiters who waited for likely young boys as they went to school.
The children were told studying was pointless and that killing ‘infidels’ would be a route to paradise.
‘The Taliban prayed all the time and read the Koran, so I thought they were good people. My heart told me to go and train with them,’ he said.
He admits he now ‘did a very bad thing’ and has realised suicide bombing is un-Islamic. The boy has not heard from his family since the blast.
He is still seriously ill and is worried the Taliban might come to kill him because he failed to complete his mission.
MAILONLINE… A hearing on homeland security descended into a heated and angry dispute after an Arab-American activist testified that she was taught as a youngster to ‘hate Jews’ and ‘hate America’.
The debate over Islamic terror turned into a shouting match as Nonie Darwish, director of Former Muslims United, spoke at the State Senate committee meeting in New York.
One senator gripped a Koran in his and accused the human rights activist of spreading ‘hate and poison’ at the hearing held to study how vulnerable New York City is to another act of terror ten years after September 11.
‘Check what’s going on, it’s not a secret’ said Ms Darwish, who was educated in Egypt and came to the U.S. in 1978.
‘The education of Arab children is to make killing of certain groups of people not only good, it’s holy,’ she said. Continue Reading →
(ANSAmed) – ROME, FEBRUARY 25 – “Those who don’t love me do not deserve to live, it will be hell for them”. This is the message from Muammar Gaddfi, who has made a speech to crowds in Tripoli that was broadcast live on television.
The colonel appeared before supporters of his regime in Green Square, propped up against the wall of a government building. “Prepare to defend Libya,” Gaddafi cried, his fist raised. “Arms deposits are open to arm the people and together we will fight, defeat and kill those who are protesting”.
“Look Europe. Look America, this is the Libyan people, this is the result of the revolution. The revolution has revived Omar Al Mukhtar, we will fight for the land of Libya,” Gaddafi continued. “We defeated Italian invaders and in the same way we will defeat any foreign attempt against us. We will fight, we will fight to regain every piece of Libyan land. We will defeat them as we defeated Italian colonialism”. “Look, I am among you: dance, sing and be happy,” Gaddafi ended, greeting the crowd and leaving the square.(ANSAmed).
TSN: So what’s the beef, so we now have one less witch to beguile the brothers, who cares?
Emirates 24/7: Published Thursday, January 27, 2011
A Saudi man fired seven rounds of his pistol to kill an Arab expatriate in the Gulf Kingdom for practicing sorcery on his family, the Arabic language daily Alriyadh said on Thursday.
The 36-year-old Saudi fired the seven bullets at different parts of the man’s body in the southern town of Abha, killing him instantly.
“He then handed himself over to the police and told them he did so because the man was a sorcerer who tried to cast a magic spell on him and his wife,” the paper said.
NOTE: Meanwhile, Vlad mentions to the TT during our morning coffee break that he shouldn’t have taken the law into his own hands, and let these guys deal with him.