Paven ser tilsyneladende sig selv som leder af en morder-kult

Eller det må man i hvert fald formode, når han ikke kan skelne mellem islams og kristendommens forhold til vold. End ikke halshugningen af præsten Jacques Hamel, kunne få Paven til at forbinde islam med noget ifølge Breitbart

“If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence,” Francis said. “And no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent. It is like a fruit salad; there’s everything.”

In his response, Pope Francis seemed to suggest that jihadists killing innocent people in the name of Allah is not significantly different from a Catholic who kills his girlfriend or mother-in-law, presumably for motives unrelated to the Christian religion.

Francis acknowledged that there are “violent persons of this religion [Islam],” immediately adding that “in pretty much every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists. Fundamentalists. We have them.”

The Pope asserted moreover that he knows how Muslims think, and that deep down they desire peace and harmony just as Christians do.

“I had a long conversation with the imam, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar University, and I know how they think,” he said. “They seek peace, encounter.”

“I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right or true,” he said.

The Pope insisted that the Islamic State does not draw its ideology from the religion of Islam, but appeals rather to the emptiness of young people and a love for violence.

“How many young people, how many young people of our Europe, whom we have left empty of ideals, who do not have work… they take drugs, alcohol, or go there to enlist in fundamentalist groups,” he said. “One can say that the so-called ISIS, but it is an Islamic State which presents itself as violent . . . because when they show us their identity cards, they show us how on the Libyan coast they slit the Egyptians’ throats or other things.”

“But this is a fundamentalist group which is called ISIS… but you cannot say, I do not believe, that it is true or right that Islam is terrorist,” he said.

The Pope concluded by suggesting that Islamic terrorism does not stem from any violence inherent to Islam itself, but rather from other non-religious motives, such as poverty.

“Terrorism grows when there are no other options, and when the center of the global economy is the god of money and not the person,” Francis said. “You have cast out the wonder of creation — man and woman — and you have put money in its place. This is a basic terrorism against all of humanity! Think about it!” he said.

Dan McLaughlin kalder det farligt nonsens i National Review

First, there is no significant leadership in the modern Christian world – either religious or civil leadership – openly arguing for violence in the name of Christian doctrine, or providing it with a veneer of legitimacy. The leadership of the major denominations, from top to bottom, are foursquare against violence to enforce Christian morals, and the New Testament is notably short on violent punishments. “Yes,” I hear you say, “but Muslim leaders condemn violence too!” This is a debatable point in the specific case of violence against gays, as Andrew McCarthy has detailed, but even if you treat Islam-in-general as indistinguishable from Christianity-in-general in this regard, you still have to deal with radical Islam. Radical Islam is a significant, large-scale political movement around the world that is very much openly, proudly in favor of violence in service of the dictates of radical readings of Islamic law.

The radicals are not a small, isolated, fringe movement. They control territory, ISIS being the most extreme example, as well as Al Qaeda during its residencies in Afghanistan and Sudan. They have tens, possibly hundreds, of thousands of volunteers, and larger numbers of sympathizers, such as the many people in Muslim countries who tell pollsters they support the death penalty for leaving Islam. (ThinkProgress touted a Pew study a few years ago finding that 57% of the population of 11 Muslim countries had a negative view of Al Qaeda - which means the people who didn’t have a negative view of Al Qaeda are a minority of the general population comparable to supporters of Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders in the United States.) They have varying degrees influence in any number of governments (e.g., Iran, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan) – the ten countries where homosexuality is punishable by death are all Islamic, including Saudi Arabia and Iran. They are well-financed, including by wealthy donors and the Saudi government and religious establishments. They have major support from radical pulpits and extensive networks on the web, connections to which turn up regularly in “lone wolf” cases. It is true that most any belief system or creed, religious or secular, inspires some crackpots who turn it to violence. There are some radical Christians. But it is not realistic to suggest that Christianity, or most other religious or political causes around the world, has an active global movement of this prominence, influence, resources and infrastructure that endorses the use of violence for the cause.

Second, drawing these parallels completely ignores the scale of the problem. The State Department issues an annual report on terrorism around the globe, and the carnage is enormous: over the past ten years (2006-2015), the State Department reports 115,023 terrorist attacks, resulting in 190,008 people killed, 329,782 injured, 73,758 kidnapped or taken hostage. The pace is escalating: the past two years (even with State’s annual caveat of “conservative estimates of terrorism in Syria”) have seen an average of 12,619 attacks per year, 30,528 killed a year, 35,056 wounded and 10,809 kidnapped or taken hostage. And the attacks are heavily concentrated in nations with active radical Islamic movements (albeit, in a few cases, with counter-movements that commit their own atrocities).

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Og i The American Conservative spørger Rod Dreher “What’s wrong with Pope Francis?”

This — all of this — is not just stupid, it’s offensive. Or rather, it’s offensive because it’s so stupid, and does nothing but sow confusion.

Where to begin? Let’s start with the bit from Crux. The parallel between baptized Italian Catholics who kill family members and Muslim terrorists who slaughter Christians and others (including other Muslims they deem heretics) in the name of Allah is crazy. Guess what, Francis? All across the Islamic world, Muslim men steal, they beat their wives, they cheat their neighbor, and so on, not because Islam tells them to, but because they are human beings. Same in Christian countries, and in every society on earth. At issue is Muslim slaughtering priests at the altar, turning non-Muslim girls into sex slaves, blowing up churches, and carrying out all manner of barbaric evil explicitly and unapologetically in the name of their religion. You can call it a twisted interpretation of Islam, or condemn it for other reasons. In the cases of the baptized Catholic who kills his mother-in-law, or the believing Muslim who does the same, in neither instance is their religion a motivating factor in the crime. It is incidental to their violent acts. The terrorism that ISIS and its supporters carry out is done openly in the name of Islam, motivated by their interpretation of the religion.

I can’t decide whether it’s more disturbing if the Pope really cannot see the fallacy here, or if he is just saying what he figures is diplomatically correct.

Second, this idea of Francis’s that economics, not religion, is behind Islamic terrorism, is materialist claptrap that one would think a Pope is beyond falling for. The world is full of desperately poor people who do not slaughter priests. The world is also full of desperately poor Muslim people who do not slaughter priests, shoot up nightclubs, mow down people with trucks, and so forth. In fact, poverty is not much of a factor at all in who becomes radicalized by Salafi Islam.

Og førend han rammer en pæl igennem argumenter om at terrorister på nogen måde er motiveret af deres socioøkonomiske omstændigheder undrer han sig over at et religiøst overhoved vælger en marxistisk forklaringsmodel, frem for at se at religiøse værdier kan være vejledende for et menneskes handlinger. Robert Spencer skrev på sin Jihad Watch

The Pope is once again ignoring a simple distinction: while people of all faiths and backgrounds commit acts of violence, Islam is unique among world religions in having a developed doctrine, theology and legal system mandating warfare against unbelievers. Unless and until that is confronted, Muslims will continue to commit acts of violence against non-Muslims, including Christians. The Pope is betraying the Christians of the Middle East and the world, and all the victims of jihad violence, by repeating palpable falsehoods about the motivating ideology of attacks upon them, instead of confronting that ideology and calling upon Muslims to renounce and reform Islam’s doctrines of violence.

“The pope said that when he reads the newspaper, he reads about an Italian who kills his fiancé or his mother in law. ‘They are baptized Catholics. They are violent Catholics.’” Does Catholicism teach the murder of fiancés or mothers in law? No. Does Islam teach jihad warfare against unbelievers? Yes.

“The pope said that in every religion there are violent people, ‘a small group of fundamentalists,’ including in Catholicism.” There have been 28,923 violent jihad terror attacks worldwide since 9/11. How many violent attacks have there been in that span by violent Catholic “fundamentalists” doing violence in the name of Catholicism?

Og kalifatet selv tager også afstand fra Pavens naive læsning af islams essens, skriver Breitbart

In the most recent issue of Dabiq, the propaganda magazine of the Islamic State, ISIS criticizes Pope Francis for his naïveté in clinging to the conviction that Muslims want peace and that acts of Islamic terror are economically motivated.

“This is a divinely-warranted war between the Muslim nation and the nations of disbelief,” the authors state in an article titled “By the Sword.”

The Islamic State directly attacks Francis for claiming that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence,” saying that by doing this, “Francis continues to hide behind a deceptive veil of ‘good will,’ covering his actual intentions of pacifying the Muslim nation.”

Pope Francis “has struggled against reality” in his efforts to portray Islam as a religion of peace, the article insists, before going on to urge all Muslims to take up the sword of jihad, the “greatest obligation” of a true Muslim.

Despite the obviously religious nature of their attacks, the article states, “many people in Crusader countries express shock and even disgust that Islamic State leadership ‘uses religion to justify violence.’”

“Indeed, waging jihad – spreading the rule of Allah by the sword – is an obligation found in the Quran, the word of our Lord,” it reads.

“The blood of the disbelievers is obligatory to spill by default. The command is clear. Kill the disbelievers, as Allah said, ‘Then kill the polytheists wherever you find them.’”

The Islamic State also reacted to Pope Francis’s description of recent acts of Islamic terror as “senseless violence,” insisting that there is nothing senseless about it.

“The gist of the matter is that there is indeed a rhyme to our terrorism, warfare, ruthlessness, and brutality,” they declare, adding that their hatred for the Christian West is absolute and implacable.

Allerede sidste år leverede Trump den pointe, konfronteret netop med Pavens marxistiske syn på penge og menneskers motiver

ISIS wants to get you!

Kommer det nye USA nu?

Man kunne tro at Donald Trump var arketypen, eller en lidt vulgær variant, af den amerikanske drøm, men i New Yorker kunne jeg læse at Obama mente at Trump er uamerikansk. Kristeligt Dagblad assisterede min bedagede forståelse det amerikanske og præsenterede “det nye USA der hepper på Hillary Clinton

Demokraternes præsidentkandidat skal samle et kludetæppe af mindretal for at vinde over Donald Trumps hvide vælgere ved USA’s valg i november

Det Demokratiske Partis nye ansigt er folk som Zak Davidson fra Columbia, Ohio. En hvid, veluddannet ateist på bare 22 år.

Det er 64-årige Norma Davenport, der har levet hele sit liv i et traditionelt afroamerikansk arbejderkvarter i Philadelphia.

Det er den homoseksuelle flådeveteran Ron Helms og hans jødiske veninde Joanne Goodwin fra Florida.

Og det er Sue Langley fra Virginia, der for 34 år siden immigrerede fra Thailand til USA med sine forældre.

Og det nye USA ser sådan her ud

At råbe “Intifada! Intifada!” og “Death to the USA!” mens man brænder israelske flag er i sandhed langt fra, hvad den negerlignende Steven W Trasher kalder “a rabid, dwindling and angry white electorate” af Trump støtter. Trasher er bange for at de rabiate, svindende, vrede hvide vælgere er nok til at bringe Trump til Det Hvide Hus til november fordi Hillary ikke kan begejstre, “just watch Hillary Clinton being booed at her own party convention”. Den slags intern dissens får man ikke indtrykket af i medierne, især ikke de danske, men Townhall forsøgte at opgøre omfanget af udvandringen fra konventet, da Hillary blev nomineret

The level of media bias in reporting the Democratic National Convention is as high as I have ever seen outside of North Korea and the old Soviet bloc. The GOP convention was declared a disaster many times during its four-day run, but the DNC, reeling from revelations of the rigging of the primary contests, is getting far more benign descriptors, as the media avert their eyes from unpleasant realities.

Among the most unpleasant realities for Democrats and the media is the anger of Bernie supporters now that it is clear the campaign into which they threw their hearts and souls was fixed all along. Somehow, that anger must be minimized, trivialized, and eventually extinguished if Donald Trump is to be stopped. And in the eyes of the media, that threat is so overwhelming that no restraints whatsoever are justified in making the case against him as propagandists rather than honest observers and reporters.

So the focus last night at the DNC was “history being made,” (no Y chromosomes at the top of the ticket) and a soft focus look at Hillary’s record as a left wing activist using children as a front for demanding leftist policies and selected aspects of her personal relationship with Bill Clinton, the most popular living Democrat (if you ask Democrats).

As propaganda, it was skillful.

Godt dog at ISIS overhovedet blev nævnt for ifølge Breitbart blev det eller jihad eller terror slet ikke nævnt på konventets første dag. Til gengæld blev andendagen åbnet med af islamisten Sherman Jackson, der mener, om ikke sit, så hvad islam lærer ham om del af det nye USA der er homosexuelle, jøder etc. Man skal helst ikke nævne islam, ifølge Obama, ikke blot fordi det er “offensive to Muslims”, men “the kinds of rhetoric that we’ve heard too often, from Mr. Trump and others, is ultimately helping do ISIL’s work for us”. Omvendt med Hillary “She will stand up to ISIS”, som Martin O’Malley (ham er der spræl i) uambitiøst erklærede. Men at stå op imod ISIS er alt man tør på et demokratisk konvent, hvor al tale om faktisk at bekæmpe kalifatet fører til protester fra salen.

Jeg er ikke helt klar over hvorfor befollkningsudskiftning er blevet så salonfähig i medierne. Men det nye USA kommer måske til at vente four more years, da Trump fører i meningsmålingerne og Assange truer med at der er mere slim i røret.

Den økumeniske dødssejler

Det er svært at følge med efterhånden. Et meme på Facebook hed “0 dage siden et muslimsk terrorangreb”. I Frankrig har en præst fået skåret halsen over af to muslimer, der angreb midt under gudstjenesten. Ud over præsten, der med sine mere end 80 år kun vikarierede for den ferierende præst, var der to nonner, hvor den enes liv endnu hænger i en tynd tråd, og to kirkegængere. Alligevel var det nok kristenpraksis til et muslimsk angreb.

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Eller, jeg forivrer mig måske, for selv om muslimerne skreg Allahu Akbar som de skar halsen over på den gamle mand, kender myndighederne endnu ikke deres motiv. Og mens myndighederne begynder at tjekke de to muslimers kontakt til døgnpsykiatrien eller interviewer tidligere klassekammerater om eventuel mobning eller det hele bare var et desperat råb på hjælp efter et afslag på asyl så hæfter jeg mig ved at den angrebne kirke var en del af et økumenisk projekt, hvor muslimer og kristne forsøgte at se ud over deres uenigheder (som at muslimerne burde slagte alle kristne nu eller vente til senere).

Vidste muslimerne dette? Og i så fald havde jeg forestillet mig at de hellere ville slagte den involverede imam for at besudle Allahs morderiske lære med snik-snak i selskab med kuffars. Principielt gør det jo heller ingen forskel at den slagtede præst var, hvad man kunne kalde en venligboer, der er stadig tale om terror. Og terror er, hvad der rammer alle, også kristne, selv om man ikke hører så meget om det. Fox News skriver dog, hvorledes den nye normal antager et stadigt mere muslimsk ansigt

Unfortunately, similar attacks on Christians are rarely recounted, although ISIS has made its intentions clear: “the Christian community… “will not have safety, even in your dreams, until you embrace Islam. We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women….”

Certainly Islamist radicals have not ignored this proclamation, even though accounts of their successful efforts may be hard to come by.

Only a scouring of Catholic news reports exposes an ongoing litany of desecration, arson and abuse.  For example, a recent newsletter from Federation for Europa Christiana recounts (in French) the following:

“At Martigues…three successive attacks in May 2016: first the pastor extinguished a malicious fire on the altar of the church of the Madeleine. This same priest was later attacked and his eye was blackened….

“Then, at the Saint-Genest church, the same priest discovered the open tabernacle and communion wafers thrown to the ground…

“In April, 2016, all the crucifixes and crosses were shattered at the cemetery of La Chapelle-du-Bard….”

All told, 810 attacks on French Christian places of worship and Christian cemeteries took place in 2015.

Meanwhile, the National Catholic Register reported on June 6,

“In recent weeks, Catholics in France and Belgium — countries still recovering from brutal ISIS attacks — have been hit with numerous acts of violence and aggression, including fires set in churches, an assault on a priest, the desecration of a tabernacle.

“More than 100 Catholic websites… of churches and congregations were hacked by suspected Tunisian cyber-jihadists who call themselves the Fallaga Team.”

Og i Kososvo skyder muslimerne på serbere, der vil besøge resterne af deres kirker og klostre, som muslimerne har ødelagt

On Saturday, ahead of today’s holiday dedicated to Archangel Gabriel, a group of Serbs came under fire from automatic weapons as they were cleaning the grounds of the garbage and debris that local ethnic Albanians are dumping at the ruins of the desecrated temple. Nobody was injured during the incident, that has been reported to the Kosovo police.

Today, about 100 villagers and their guests from various parts of the Kosovsko Pomoravlje District, along with some citizens who had left the area as early as in the 1970s, gathered at the monastery and celebrated the day in peace, and without incidents.

“Visiting my hometown brings back beautiful childhood memories, but scenes like the desecrated grave of my former neighbor - which was done during the past year - point out to the reality and the difficult lives that people who remained are leading.” Mijomir Lalic, who now lives in the town of Smederevo, told Serbia’s state broadcaster RTS.

Nenad Kojic, a professor at the Pristina University, now relocated to Kosovska Mitrovica, said those who live in the village now “have no intention of leaving.”

“It’s all the same that they destroyed our holy places, they cannot destroy our faith and our hope,” said Kojic.

The Binac monastery, dedicated to Archangel Gabriel, is one of the oldest Serbian temples built in the 14th century. It was completely destroyed in July 1999, after the war in Kosovo and after the arrival of international forces there.

Og inden nogen skulle fristes til at påpege tonen i debatten, så går det samme vej for kristne i muslimske lande. Her en stemningsrapport fra Ægypten

Since late May, Christians in Egypt have been the victims of at least a dozen sectarian attacks, and activists and politicians say the government has done little to stop it, despite Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s early overtures to the Coptic community and their staunch support of him.

“It is escalating in a very short time,” said Mina Thabet, programme director for minorities and vulnerable groups with the Egyptian Commission of Rights and Freedoms.

Among the assaults was one in late May on an elderly Coptic woman in Minya, who was stripped, beaten and paraded naked because of a rumour that her son was having a relationship with a Muslim woman. Seven homes in the town were set ablaze.

Victims said the police response was late and insufficient.

Sectarian tensions heated up even more on June 30, three years to the day after the beginning of the protests that led to the overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, when a Coptic priest was gunned down in Al Arish, North Sinai in an attack claimed by the IS group. The group accused the priest of “waging a war against Islam”.

As gruesome as that attack was, the majority of the incidents have not taken place in the IS stronghold in northern Sinai, but in the Governorate of Minya, which is nestled along the Nile river about 250 kilometres south of Cairo.

(…)

Hours before the priest in Al Arish was shot, the under-construction house of a Coptic man in Minya was torched by a mob who thought he was building a church – despite his having signed an affidavit in the presence of police, the mayor and the local sheikh saying the structure would be a residence and would be used for no other purpose. The four adjacent homes, which belonged to his brothers, were also burned.

The building of churches is a flashpoint for sectarian tensions in Egypt. Per capita, there are far fewer churches serving the Christian community than there are mosques serving the Muslim community, and the building of new churches is strictly restricted under Egyptian law and requires special permissions. Christians for decades have had difficulty obtaining the necessary approvals and often face fierce opposition from Muslim neighbors.

While the recent violence has been concentrated in and around Minya, other Christian strongholds in the country have suffered as well. For example, an attack occurred on July 2 in the governorate of Sohag, which is about 500km south of Cairo and also has a large Christian population, when the teenage daughter of a priest was grabbed from behind by the hair and stabbed in the neck in what appeared to be a failed attempt to slit her throat. She was rescued by a bystander and survived the attack.

Tilbage til Danmark og et kig på venligboernes økumeniske projekt. For et par år siden vågnede den iranske kommunistpige op det umulige i et ægteskab med islam, om det var jøder, israelere eller progressive. Inger Holst husker tilbage til sommeren 2014

En lys og mild sommeraften samlede en flok mennesker sig på Christiansborg Slotsplads.

En taler bød dem velkommen: »Det kræver mod at komme her, det er svært at stå sammen om fred,« sagde taleren. Her var jøder, israelere, arabere, iranere, her var københavnere af alle slags. Det var i juli 2014 under endnu en voldsom konflikt i Mellemøsten.

Taleren var Jaleh Tavakoli, en af demonstrationens arrangører.

»Begge folk har ret til fred,« sagde hun.

»Begge folk har retten til et land.«

Imens hun talte, kom nye mennesker til. De kom fra Rådhuspladsen, hvor der var demonstration for palæstinensernes ret. Men ikke for andres. Jaleh Tavakoli var en af de få, der nåede at holde sin tale. Den startede med en erindring om hylende sirener og om den angst, hun selv havde oplevet i sin barndom under krigen mellem Iran og Irak.

Imens hun talte om disse minder, begyndte politisirener at hvine. Biler kørte med hornet i bund, med flag og fuckfingre strittende ud ad de nedrullede ruder.

De fleste af dem, der deltog i angrebet, var danskere med palæstinensisk baggrund.

Men blandt dem, der truende nærmede sig, kunne Jaleh Tavakoli genkende nogle af sine gamle, etnisk danske partikammerater fra Enhedslisten.

»Er det det her, du vil, Jaleh,« spurgte en af dem.

Et halvt år senere var Tavakoli medarrangør af det debatmøde om ytringsfrihed i Krudttønden, der blev angrebet af en herboende muslim. Der findes ingen frem med muslimerne, kun stilhed før massakren. Det positive er at mens folk på venstrefløjen skulle gøre sig anstrengelser for at registrere danske jøder og deres adresser på en særlig jødeliste, der skulle bruges, den dag den nu skulle bruges til hvad man dog ellers kunne bruge sådan en liste til så har vi allerede medlemslister af diverse partier og organisationer på venstrefløjen. Ikke at vi skal bruge den til andet end hvad Anne Grethe Holmsgaard havde tænkt sig med jødelisten, det er bare rart at have - hvis nu det skulle blive aktuelt med sådan en liste med navne og addresser.

Obama: “Just because Iranian hardliners chant Death to America does not mean that that’s what all Iranians believe”

Husker De det? Da Obama ikke lagde noget i at ledende kræfter i det iranske regime ønskede død over USA. Hans ræsonnement var at et flertal af iranere sikkert ikke ønskede, hvad lederne ønskede. Jo, og så slog han de, der advarede om truslen fra de dødstruende iranske hardlinere i hartkorn med de selv samme dødstruende iranske hardlinere. Derfor var det helt logisk at lade død-over-USA Iran starte deres eget atom-program og frigive de enorme summer, der havde været indefrosset i udenlandske banker siden Shahens fald.

Man kan håbe på at Hillary Clinton ikke vinder det amerikanske præsidentvalg i november. Og hvis den ulykke skulle være undgået, så kan man håbe at Trump holder noget af det han lover. I så fald vil USA, og det vil måske kunne trække det meste af Vesten med sig, skifte kurs fra Obamas farlige underdanighed overfor verdens tyranner i almindelighed og muslimer og deres månereligion i særdeleshed. Victor Davis Hansen, der altid er værd at læse, giver i Townhall på glimrende vis en forelæsning i konsekvenserne af eftergivenhed for bøller - at de tolker det som svaghed

When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the U.S. liked in the Middle East. Then, terrorism would decrease.

But, as with his approach to racial relations, Obama’s remedies proved worse than the original illness.

Obama gave his first presidential interview to Al Arabiya, noting that he has Muslims in his family. He implicitly blamed America’s strained relations with many Middle Eastern countries on his supposedly insensitive predecessor, George W. Bush.

The new message of the Obama administration was that the Islamic world was understandably hostile because of what America had done rather than what it represented.

Accordingly, all mention of radical Islam, and even the word “terrorism,” was airbrushed from the new administration’s vocabulary. Words to describe terrorism or the fight against it were replaced by embarrassing euphemisms like “overseas contingency operations,” “man-caused disaster” and “workplace violence.”

In apology tours and mythological speeches, Obama exaggerated Islamic history as often as he critiqued America. He backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He pushed America away from Israel, appeased Iran, and tried to piggyback on the Arab Spring by bombing Libya. He even lectured Christians on their past pathologies dating back to the Crusades.

Yet Obama’s outreach was still interpreted by Islamists as guilt and weakness to be exploited rather than magnanimity to be reciprocated. Terrorist attacks increased. Obama blamed them on a lack of gun control or generic “violent extremism.”

(…)

Radical Islam never had legitimate grievances against the West. America and Europe had welcomed in Muslim immigrants — even as Christians were persecuted and driven out of the Middle East.

Billions of dollars in American aid still flows to Islamic countries. The U.S. spent untold blood and treasure freeing Kuwait and later the Shiites of Iraq from Saddam Hussein. America tried to save Afghanistan from the Soviets and later from the Taliban.

For over a half-century, the West paid jacked-up prices for OPEC oil — even as the U.S. Navy protected Persian Gulf sea lanes to ensure lucrative oil profits for Gulf state monarchies.

Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, the original architects of al-Qaida, were so desperate to find grievances against the West that in their written diatribes they had to invent fantasies of Jews walking in Mecca. In Michael Moore fashion, they laughably whined about America’s lack of campaign finance reform and Western culpability for global warming.

The real problem is that Islamic terrorism feeds off the self-induced failures of the Middle East.

Som Churchill sagde om tyskerne (I en anden tid! I en anden tid!) “They are either at your feet or at your throat!”

Jo Cox og venstrefløjens “selektive medfølelse”

Obama-administrationen vil ikke associere islam med terrorangrebet på bøsse-baren i Orlando, der kostede 49 mennesker deres liv. Det vil efter Obamas opfattelse dæmonisere for mange muslimer og overlade definitionsretten til islam til de forkerte mennesker. Derfor var det meningen at transkribtionen af Orlando-morderens opkald til alarmcentralen ikke skulle indeholde det egentlige motiv, nemlig islam. Hårdt presset må den fulde tekst dog offentliggøres, skønt man stadig havde oversat Allah til Gud. Obama vil dog gerne gøre alle legale våbenejere, samt republikanerne til hovedproblemet. Venstrefløjen hader højrefløjen for at have ret.

I England vil Juliet Samuel gerne definere den yderste højre, når hun i Telegraph slår fast at mordet på den engelske labor politiker Jo Cox var højreorienteret terror. Jeg er ikke kommet langt nok i denne kedelige sag til at kunne konkludere, hvad der drev Cox morder Thomas Mair. Selv talte han efterfølgende om hævn, så helt forkert virker Samuels påstand ikke. Men Samuel fortæller om Jo Cox “The killing of a serving MP who had so much to contribute to our democracy has triggered a national period of sorrow, sobriety and reflection.” At Cox havde masser at byde på på er grangiveligt rigtigt, men hvis man med “our democracy” mener England er det tvivlsomt. Annie Dieu-Le-Veut skriver i The Holistic Health Store at Jo Cox “was so busy paving the road with good intentions that she didn’t look up to see that they were leading to Hell.” og citerer Francis Carb Begbie i Occidental Observer

Jo Cox wanted to make the world a better place and it was a cause for which she was willing to travel halfway across the globe. Whether consoling rape victims in Darfur or bombed out villagers in Afghanistan, it seemed the jet-setting international aid worker was rarely far from the action.

Lately it had been the struggle of Syrian war refugees to get to the West that touched her heart, and their plight was a subject she returned to again andagain after becoming a Member of Parliament. It seemed there was no victims anywhere she could not empathise with.

Except, perhaps, with one striking omission.

And that would be the White child rape victims of Muslim grooming gangs in her own back yard. For her West Yorkshire constituency is near the epicentre of the Muslim child rape epidemic that has been sweeping the Labour heartlands of northern England, largely ignored or covered up by social services workers, police and politicians.

For it is a striking omission that of all the subjects she enjoyed sounding off on, this world-famous crisis affecting the poorest Whites on her doorstep was not one of them. One cannot help wonder if this shrewd silence was connected to the fact that her lavishly paid MPs job in the constituency of Batley and Spen largely depended on the support of the local Muslim community.

Co-incidentally, just as Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death outside her constituency office in Birstall last Thursday,  sentencing was about to take place at Leeds Crown Court after a long trial involving a horrific case of Muslim child exploitation.

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Tribute after tribute bore witness to Jo Cox’s uniqueness. But in reality, nothing could have been further from the truth.  In fact, women like Jo Cox are ten a penny across the West these days — bland, compliant functionaries who have been marinated in political correctness and are happy to regurgitate the platitudes and attitudes of their political masters. And are well-rewarded for doing so. Elizabeth Warren (AKA Pocahontas) in the US comes to mind.

She was that toxic combination of self-rightousness and entitlement which believed itself possessed of a special moral insight into the moral shortcomings of their own people. Never slow to parade her compassion, she was also calculating enough to help more dubious causes, as when she lent her name to a government minister who was lobbying for Britain to begin bombing in Syria. Bombing and babies; it was all business for Jo Cox.

Og Dieu-Le-Veut tilføjer

Today, with her body barely cold,  her husband Brendan Cox is tweeting out a Go Fund Me link to his wife’s ‘favourite causes’ and one of those is the White Helmets.

Manden, Brendan Cox har tidligere været inde i en af disse godhedens skandaler, kan man læse på Daily Mail.

Love is in the air

Vi kan overvinde had ved at imødegå negative stereotyper og fordomme gennem dialog og næstekærlighed” skriver Ayan Yasin, “studerende og veninde med de to voldsofre”, i Politiken. De to voldsofre er Nada Musse og Ayaan Ahmed, der blev “verbalt og fysisk overfaldet af tre etniske dansker – en mand og to kvinder – efter et cafébesøg i Odense” og det var “en forbrydelse motiveret af had til og fordomme mod muslimer og er en konsekvens af folkevalgte politikeres indvandrerfjendtlige polemik og propaganda mod den muslimske minoritet i Danmark.”

Hvad kan vi lære af denne hadforbrydelse? Hvordan får vi vendt skuden? Al had er tillært og kan derfor aflæres. Vi kan overvinde had ved at imødegå negative stereotyper og fordomme gennem dialog og næstekærlighed.

Hadforbrydelser er et åbent angreb på vores danske værdier og skal bekæmpes med handlinger af godhed. Vi, flertallet, kan ikke tie længere. I lyset af had er tavshed dødbringende. At tie er at samtykke, og apati kan tolkes som accept.

Godt de stakkels ‘Sharia-aktivister‘ ikke var fra Politiet. Men jeg modstår fristelser om at nævne moskeer, koraner, Muhammeds udsagn, kriminalstatistikker, Frankrig i undtagelsestilstand, terror mod jøder, Islamisk Stat…. Hmmm, Islamisk stat og tonen i debatten, det minder mig om noget jeg læste tidligere i debatten. Åh jo, “Socialdemokraten Jacob Lund, der sad i Folketinget for sit parti i et år frem til valget sidste sommer” og “ i dag er lokalformand for Socialdemokraternes partiforening på Nordbornholm” tweetede “IS er en muslimsk version af DF” fordi Dansk Folkeparti vil “tage opholdstilladelsen fra flygtninge og sende dem hjem.” skriver Berlingske Tidende

Overfor politiko.dk uddyber Jacob Lund sin holdning:

»De har begge to frygten for det fremmede. Begge parter vil jo gerne udrydde dem, der ikke hører hjemme hos dem selv. Det kan godt være den ene skyder på dem, og de andre bare fortæller dem, at de skal flygte, men målet er jo det samme,« siger Jacob Lund.

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At man ønsker, at flygtninge og immigranter skal sendes retur, er vel ret forskelligt i forhold til IS, der slår folk ihjel?

»Nej, de skræmmer jo også.«

Men IS slår folk ihjel?

»Ja, på den måde er der forskel, men begge parter vil gerne have sit eget område for sig selv.«

Måske er det svært med dialog hvor muslimer og venstrefløjsere ikke kan tænke en ærlig tanke, men måske skulle man prøve med næstekærlighed - eller måske blot med noget juhu, mens det hele går ad helvede til, så luk øjnene og dans dialog ind i dit hjerte

Saudi Arabia Uncovered

Her er en dokumentar om livet i Saudiarabien. Optaget med skjult kamera får vi et indblik i muslimsk liv, som det leves hvor det tages alvorligt. Fra The Muslim Issue

Saudi Arabia spent over $70 billion from oil revenues between 1984 to 2004 to spread Wahhabi Islam and terrorism all over the world. Our own trade budget is recycled and used to expand terrorism. Islamic terrorism accoding to the laws and dictates of prophet Mohammed. The amount has now surpassed $100 billion.

So why is the world still engaged in trade with the Saudis and the Muslim world in general, so intolerant and hateful of ‘the other’? Why are they allowed to get visas, diplomatic immunity, purchase properties, invest and fly in and out of the West with special previleges? This is a criminal alliance that is treason to the people in the West, their future and their security. This international association with the Islamic world is funding and enabling the spread of terrorism worldwide. The oil trade is the foundation of that door that opens to Saudi terror initiatives.

The Saudis have worked for decades to establish their roots in Bosnia and Herzegovina where they feel they gain easier access to spread Wahhabism into Europe. There they operate entire plagiarism operations and education on forging official documents. When Merkel Muslims illegally arrived into the mediterranean pre-planned through fraudulant claims in need of asylum Saudis didn’t offer them any shelters of ‘protection’ in their mutual Ummah. The Saudis quickly offered to fund 200 mosques. 200 Wahhabi mosques of hatred to be spread across Europe. There is already 5,000 mosques across Europe.

Camilla Schwalbe vil sige undskyld

“IS har ikke noget med islam eller muslimer at gøre” siger Camilla Schwalbe i et blogindlæg på Jyllands-Posten. Og det er en lidt overraskende udmelding. Det er overraskende fordi IS hedder Islamisk Stat, et navn de selv har valgt. Overraskende også fordi Islamisk stat er et forsøg på at virkeligøre en stat, som den bliver beskrevet i islam. Og der citeres flittigt fra islams tekster og refereres nøje og loyalt til muslimernes profet Muhammeds perfekte eksempel.

Det er også overraskende at Schwalbe ikke mener at Islmisk Stat ikke har noget med muslimer at gøre, da Islamisk Stat KUN består af muslimer og KUN er til for muslimer. Der udføres folkemord, mens vi undskylder, på alle der ikke er muslimer eller ikke er muslimske nok.

Følgeligt skal man også være muslim for at få lov til at deltage i halshugningerne, voldtægterne, slavehandlen og torturen. Og det er så vidt vi ved fra alle målinger kun muslimer der i større eller endnu større grad sympatiserer med Islamisk Stat og drages dertil.

Så islam og muslimer har ALT at gøre med Islamisk Stat. Islamisk Stat ville slet ikke eksistere hvis ikke der fandtes muslimer.

Schwalbe vil gerne sige undskyld til muslimerne fordi “hverdagsracismen har kronede dage”. Og hvad er hverdagsracisme?

Når Ali bliver afvist i døren til diskoteket og Anders smutter lige forbi?

Eller når Julie bliver ansat og Khansa valgt fra, fordi hun er muslim og går med tørklæde?

Eller når Martin får lærepladsen hos tømreren, og Abdul ikke gør, selvom hans hænder er bedre skruet på?

Eller når den 17-årige Mohamad Al Jawerheri bliver uretmæssigt opsagt i Bilka, fordi han siger racister imod og forsvarer Danmark, som vi hører om i disse dage.

Jeg kunne blive ved med talrige eksempler.

I sin indledning skriver Schwalbe at det måske er forkert når hun “fremhæver muslimer som en særlig gruppe, når min pointe er netop det modsatte”. Og på samme måde kunne man sige at det er forkert at kalde ovenstående påstande for eksempler. Der har de seneste 20 år således været jævnlige debatter om diskotekers selvforvaltede adgangskrav og hver gang dør debatterne og den forargede tone ud fordi afvisningen af større grupper muslimer sker på en bitter erfaring. Den samme erfaring, hverdagsvolden kunne vi kalde det, kan læses i kriminalstatistikkerne.

For Schwalbe leger nemlig med sproget og sætter Ali op mod Anders, men glemmer at også Linda kommer på diskoteket, mens Fathima aldrig gør af frygt for sin familie, nemlig Ali. Ali vil ind og rage på kuffar Linda fordi hun er en gratis skøge og den opførsel er ikke en del af den underforståede festlige kontrakt, skærmydsler opstår og så ender aftenen let med at Anders får en kniv i sækken.

Og Khansa bliver ikke valgt fra fordi hun er muslim, men hun risikerer måsket at hun grundet et uniformeringskrav ikke kan bære hovedbeklædning - ligesom alle andre. Men Khansa kan ikke smide tørklædet af frygt for at hendes familie forveksler hende med en kuffar skøge. Og Khansas evner rækker ikke til andre job end de med uniformskrav. Og Abduls hænder er ikke bedre skruet på, han har blot lange fingre.

Og så er der den 17-årige Mohamad Al Jawerheri, der ikke i modsætning til Schwalbes drømme, gerne vil fremhæve sig som en særlig gruppe, nemlig muslim og ikke dansker. Og vi kender indtil videre kun historien om Bilkas berufsverbot fra den særdeles provokerende unge mand selv.

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Gentagelse og fald

Mikael Jalving havde ikke mere at sige, om endnu et terrorangreb, det vi så i Paris, fortalte han sine læsere. Eller i hvert fald kunne han ikke sige, hvad han allerede har sagt bedre end han gjorde senest, da Charlie Hebdo og et jødisk supermarked var genstand for muslimernes vrede. Men Jalving er værd at genlæse og ellers kan man glæde sig over Snaphanens Steens fremragende skriv, med masser af links til andre gode skrifter.

For det er er svært at sige noget nyt om en verden der ser ud til at gentage sig selv når politikere, journalister og eksperter ikke tager ved lære. I Berlingske Tidende kunne man i kortform læse eksperterne demonstrere næsten hele paletten. 6-7 gengangerpunkter blev nævnt og kun et eneste var relevant for forståelsen af den terror der rammer os, for den flygtninge og migrationsstrøm på vej og årsagerne bagved. Da jeg aldrig har skrevet så godt som Jalving kan jeg godt tåle at gentage mig selv uden at risikere en antiklimaks. De radikaliserede islamisters bevæggrunde er som følger

»Der er en række spændinger mellem franskmændene og den muslimske befolkning, der føler, de bliver undertrykt. Det ser vi blandt andet i forhold til, at man har indført forbud mod at bære tørklæde i skoler, ligesom muslimerne ikke føler sig imødekommet i forhold til mulighederne for at undgå svinekød i offentlige køkkener og udøve deres religion på offentlige steder,« siger Henrik Prebensen.

1a) Tørklædeforbud. Det er egentligt et forbud mod religiøs beklædning og rammer alle religioner der hænger deres hat på tøjet.

1b) Mangel på svinekødsforbud. Denne anke mod øvrigheden hænger sammen med den første, da det er krav om islamisk levevis. Men her er det ikke som passiv muslim, men som den offentsive der har retten til at diktere vilkårene for kuffar. Muslimerne nægtes deres overhøjhed.

Parret med en generel skepsis blandt franskmændene over for den muslimske befolkning…

2) Franskmændene er dårlige, hvis ikke xenofobiske, værter.

…betyder det ifølge Henrik Prebensen, at en stor del af Frankrigs muslimske befolkning føler sig tilsidesat og forfulgt.

3) Generel tilstand af udenforskab.

Tidligere PET-chef Hans Jørgen Bonnichsen er enig i, at det ikke er tilfældigt, at radikaliserede islamister angriber Frankrig igen. Han peger på Frankrigs rolle i den amerikansk ledede koalition af lande, der bekæmper Islamisk Stat i Syrien og Irak. Desuden kæmper Frankrig mod islamistiske oprørere i det afrikanske land Mali.

4) Frankrigs rolle mod ISIS og at de forhindrede folkemord i Mali.

Ifølge Bonnichsen kan timingen af terrorangrebene i Paris hænge sammen med, at Islamisk Stat oplever modgang på slagmarken

5) Islamisk stat er trængte. Hvis de havde fremgang ville det være en anden sag må vi forstå.

Og så har man også nogle voldsomme sociale spændinger…

6) Ikke nok bistandshjælp.

…der kan understøtte det had, som eksisterer i forvejen, når vi taler om islam og den vestlige verden,« siger Hans Jørgen Bonnichsen.

7) Hovedet på sømmet! Og det går vi så ikke mere ind i, for det indebærer den smertelige erkendelse at ingen fred er mulig og at så længe man anerkender muslimernes ret til være en del af Frankrig, som af noget vestligt land, så længe vil man befinde sig i en tilstand af krig. Ja, man kunne udtrykke det som at bo i krigens hus.

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Ovenfor lover X-Files artikel i Jyllandsposten klassikerne i endnu et mysterium for medier, politikere og eksperter. Hvorfor sprængte en muslim sig selv og en masse kuffar i luften? Og så en fredag aften? Og så var også han, som alle de andre en god og rolig fyr.

Obama og Kerrys svar er ord. That’s all thay have, words. De insisterer på at kalde ISIS for Daesh, fordi navnet er blevet forbudt i Islamisk Stat: “Part of the reason is because in Arabic the word “Daesh” can be taken as a play on words to mean something along the lines of “a bigot who imposes his view on others” or “to trample down and crush,” og ved at insistere på at minde terrorister fra Islamisk Stat om at de rent faktisk undertrykker andres tanker, så generer man dem måske på et personligt plan. Det har ikke den samme effekt som Assads tøndebomber, men det skulle til gengæld ikke gå ud over civile. Meeen formålet er nok snarere at forhindre at islam kommer sprogligt i forbindelse med islamisk aktivitet, en renvaskning er problemets stilling. Hmm, det kunne være man skulle kalde dem det, Islamisk Aktivitet? Det ville sikkert pisse en venstrefløjser af i ens omgangskreds.

NATO’s generalsekretær Jens Stoltenberg, ja det er vel ækvivalensen til at Saudierne blev formænd for FNs råd for menneskerettigheder, mener det er på sin plads at nævne islam, selv om islam ikke har noget med noget at gøre, skriver Danmarks Radio

- Dette er ikke en kamp mellem den muslimske verden og den vestlige verden. Det er en kamp mellem ekstremister, kriminelle og mennesker, der tror på fundamentale værdier som frihed og respekt for menneskerettigheder, siger han ifølge nyhedsbureauet AFP.

“It was instructive that the moment President Hollande grasped the awful reality his first instinct was to close France’s borders.” skriver Simon Heffer i Telegraph. Det er sigende at Hollande, trods en overordnet politik om åbne grænser og næsten stålsat vilje mod at ville indrømme krigens realiteter - indtil nu? - alligevel afslører en erkendelse af problemets rod; muslimer der vælter over grænserne.

Hvad fortæller det om Danmarks politiske elite når alternativet til Løkke var Christian Jensen, der straks han hørte om de muslimske myrderier, tweetede en appel til danskerne om at stemme ja til EU? Ja, hvad fortæller det om intelligentsiaen i Venstre når Justitsminister Søren Pind mener at manglende grænsekontrol og konventioner ikke havde noget at spille med terrortruslen. “Vi betaler nu en høj pris for den passivitet, som Vesten har udøvet i Syrien.” siger han og mener alligevel at vi skulle have entreret Søvndals syriske jungle. For erfaringerne fra de irakiske og libyske regnskove demonstrerer virkeligt at vores ageren er problemets rod. Inger Støjberg fortsætte sin hard-liner løgn ved at lange verbalt ud efter studiegruppen og islamoplyserne Hizb ut-Tahrir. En “syg organisation som ikke hører til her”, kaldte hun dem og som en anden Villy Søvndal “forstår egentlig ikke, hvad det er, der afholder dem fra at flytte”. Men hvis hun lyttede efter, så handler det ikke om at der er noget der afholder dem fra noget, sådan er det jo med frihed. Der er derimod noget de,, som så mange andre tilvandrende muslimer vil, nemlig lave Danmark om til et kalifat. De er her på en mission, som det politiske Danmark afholder sig fra at forhindre. I stedet diskes der op med ord, ord, ord.

Denne regering, den værste regering nogensinde i dansk historie, har ophøjet politisk impotens til et kategorisk imperativ, som folket blot er i vejen for. Og Dansk Folkeparti ser ud til at have købt Løkkes rope-a-dope taktik og betalt med deres identitet. Og det er vel en forandring.

En kedelig forandring var iøvrigt også Søren Espersen, der tilsyneladende tænkte, at hvis terroren i Paris kunne være udgangspunktet for en konstruktiv debat om islam, indvandring af muslimer og hævdelse af dansk overhøjhed på dansk jord, som venstrefløjen vanskeligt kunne undslå sig, så ville det være bedre med en debat for og imod Søren Espersen selv. Vel vidende at når man indleder en argumentation om at gå hårdere til Islamisk Stat med “…vi er så gentlemen-agtige, at vi aldrig bomber, der hvor der er civile - også kvinder og børn.” så er der ingen der læser resten og Espersen spildte sine støtters tid og ressourcer på “Det Søren siger og mener er…” mens venstrefløjen og medierne fik sig lidt luft med historien om den moralske ækvivalens mellem islam og dens kritikere.

With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations - Extended Cinematic 1080p

En regulær horror-film

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC

You are witnessing what will be shown to future generations as the reason for the fall of an Empire.

At current immigration levels and disappearing birth rates native Europeans are destined to become a minority in their own countries within decades. This is already the case for many of Europe’s largest cities.

Europeans have effectively lost their right to exist as cultures and nations in their own homelands and are facing extinction.

Millions of young Muslim men leave behind their family, pay thousands to criminal traffickers to reach the land they have been promised by European politicians illegally.

Dubbed by the media as “refugees”, they cross through 6-10 safe countries to reach wealthy nations like Germany or Sweden where they hope to receive a better life at the expense of the taxpayer.

Only a fraction of them are Syrian, as they enter unfiltered, without any documents and without any legitimate right to claim asylum. Women and children are rarely seen, except in the cherry-picked sob stories of the media.

Any indigenous resistance of Europeans who refuse to hand over the countries of their ancestors to often radical and criminal Muslim foreigners is labeled “hateful”, “racist”, even “Nazi”.

The level of cultural, moral and political subversion with egalitarian and Marxist ideologies has reached levels the KGB would never have dreamed of. Equality and tolerance are lies that serve none but a few.

The Left, mainly orchestrated by Zionist interests, is destroying our countries from the inside. Patriotism, the most basic and fundamental trait of any nation that wants to survive, has become something to be ashamed of.

Feminism has destroyed family values and birth rates. Healthy nationalism has been replaced with a culture of guilt, self-hatred, apathy, degeneracy and pathological altruism. We are told to embrace “diversity”, in reality this simply means instead of just being a global minority, Europeans are supposed to become a minority in their own countries as well. No civilized society can keep up with the birth rate of third world immigrants, especially when the main goal is integration rather than assimilation. Parallel societies breed poverty, crime and radicalism.

Multiculturalism has never, at any time in human history, worked anywhere. If you believe otherwise, you’re delusional. In fact it’s the primary reason for every major conflict.

The crimes committed by the EU against the European peoples are directly in violation of the 1948 UN genocide convention, Article II: (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Because of this injustice, far-right parties everywhere in Europe are gaining astonishing amounts of support, becoming the biggest parties in some countries.

Any European that does not rise up to defend his country from foreign invasion because he’s too scared of words does not deserve it.

We are still at a point where you will not get imprisoned for your political opinion in most European countries, but this will change very soon. Do not be apathetic, do not be weak. Be someone that can be proud to call himself European.

Stadig svært at erkende kristenforfølgelsen endsige dens ophav

Eliza Grizwold skriver i New Yok Times fyldigt om muslimernes forfølgelse af kristne i Mellemøsten

From 1910 to 2010, the number of Christians in the Middle East — in countries like Egypt, Israel, Palestine and Jordan — continued to decline; once 14 percent of the population, Christians now make up roughly 4 percent. (In Iran and Turkey, they’re all but gone.) In Lebanon, the only country in the region where Christians hold significant political power, their numbers have shrunk over the past century, to 34 percent from 78 percent of the population. Low birthrates have contributed to this decline, as well as hostile political environments and economic crisis. Fear is also a driver. The rise of extremist groups, as well as the perception that their communities are vanishing, causes people to leave.

“‘‘If we attend to minority rights only after slaughter has begun, then we have already failed,’’ siger FNs Menneskerets Højkommissær Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein. Demokraten Anna Eshoo, der sidder i Repræsentanternes Hus for Californien siger “Christianity is under an existential threat”. Men alligevel har Det Hvide Hus uligt meget sværere ved at anerkende kristne ledere end muslimske skriver Raymond Ibrahim i Gatestone Institute.

During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities.

Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012.

She was to be one of a delegation of religious leaders from Iraq — including Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, among others — to visit Washington, D.C., to describe the situation of their people. Every religious leader from this delegation to Washington D.C. was granted a visa — except for the only Christian representative, Sister Diana.

After this refusal became public, many Americans protested, some writing to their congressmen. Discussing the nun’s visa denial, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said:

This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired.

The State Department eventually granted Sister Diana a visa.

This is not the first time the U.S. State Department has not granted a visa to a Christian leader coming from a Muslim region. Last year, after the United States Institute for Peace brought together the governors of Nigeria’s mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U.S., the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, Jonah David Jang.

Greenfield har en lang udførlig liste over den undertrykkelse kristne udsættes for i den muslimske verden, der er værd at gøre sig nedslået over. Men få politikere synes at kere sig. I Griswolds lange, velskrevne, detaljerede og på en gang indsigtsfulde og manipulerende artikel skriver hun, at det har været en topprioritet for både Bush og Obama ikke at tage sig ud sig ud som kristne korsfarere

It has been nearly impossible for two U.S. presidents — Bush, a conservative evangelical; and Obama, a progressive liberal — to address the plight of Christians explicitly for fear of appearing to play into the crusader and ‘‘clash of civilizations’’ narratives the West is accused of embracing. In 2007, when Al Qaeda was kidnapping and killing priests in Mosul, Nina Shea, who was then a U.S. commissioner for religious freedom, says she approached the secretary of state at the time, Condoleezza Rice, who told her the United States didn’t intervene in ‘‘sectarian’’ issues. Rice now says that protecting religious freedom in Iraq was a priority both for her and for the Bush administration. But the targeted violence and mass Christian exodus remained unaddressed. ‘‘One of the blind spots of the Bush administration was the inability to grapple with this as a direct byproduct of the invasion,’’ says Timothy Shah, the associate director of Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project.

More recently, the White House has been criticized for eschewing the term ‘‘Christian’’ altogether. The issue of Christian persecution is politically charged; the Christian right has long used the idea that Christianity is imperiled to rally its base. When ISIS massacred Egyptian Copts in Libya this winter, the State Department came under fire for referring to the victims merely as ‘‘Egyptian citizens.’’ Daniel Philpott, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, says, ‘‘When ISIS is no longer said to have religious motivations nor the minorities it attacks to have religious identities, the Obama administration’s caution about religion becomes excessive.’’

Politisk korrekthed og hensynsbetændelse til muslimske vrangforestillinger betales af de kristne. Og politikerne høster veksler for deres kulturelle sensitivitet fra den smagfulde venstrefløj. Den umiddelbare historie og situation ridser Griswold op således

For more than a decade, extremists have targeted Christians and other minorities, who often serve as stand-ins for the West. This was especially true in Iraq after the U.S. invasion, which caused hundreds of thousands to flee. ‘‘Since 2003, we’ve lost priests, bishops and more than 60 churches were bombed,’’ Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil, said. With the fall of Saddam Hussein, Christians began to leave Iraq in large numbers, and the population shrank to less than 500,000 today from as many as 1.5 million in 2003.

The Arab Spring only made things worse. As dictators like Mubarak in Egypt and Qaddafi in Libya were toppled, their longstanding protection of minorities also ended. Now, ISIS is looking to eradicate Christians and other minorities altogether. The group twists the early history of Christians in the region — their subjugation by the sword — to legitimize its millenarian enterprise. Recently, ISIS posted videos delineating the second-class status of Christians in the caliphate. Those unwilling to pay the jizya tax or to convert would be destroyed, the narrator warned, as the videos culminated in the now-­infamous scenes of Egyptian and Ethiopian Christians in Libya being marched onto the beach and beheaded, their blood running into the surf.

The future of Christianity in the region of its birth is now uncertain. ‘‘How much longer can we flee before we and other minorities become a story in a history book?’’ says Nuri Kino, a journalist and founder of the advocacy group Demand for Action. According to a Pew study, more Christians are now faced with religious persecution than at any time since their early history.

Griswolds artikel kan absolut anbefales, hvis man vil være klogere på de kristnes situation og Mellemøstens morads. Men jeg skrev at den også var manipulerende og det er den i sin apologetiske omgang med islam. Selvfølgelig, fristes man nemlig til at sige.

Så skønt Griswold er langt fremme i erkendelsen af de kristnes ulykkelige situation i Mellemøsten (i hele  den muslimske verden, rent faktisk, og den kommunistiske også), og mens politikerne tøver, så er hun ikke nået dertil, hvor hun kan beskrive det reelle problem. Det er generiske “ekstremister”, der er problemet for Griswold, mens Condoleezza Rice trods alt vidste mere end det med sit “the United States didn’t intervene in ‘‘sectarian’’ issues” - og så svigtede de alligevel. Så civilisationernes sammenstød bliver derfor kun et narrativ for Griswold, en fortælling og ikke en beskrivelse af de faktiske forhold. (”Israel and Palestine” har en konflikt, en formulering, der betyder at Israel er en illegitim stat, der hvor Palæstina eksisterer).

Griswolds artikel er vævet over nogle flygtninges frygtelige historier med den 31 årige Rana og hendes mand som hovedroller. Ranas mand Diyaa beskrives som “a tyrant (…) who, after 14 years of marriage, wouldn’t let (), Rana, 31, have her own mobile phone. He isolated her from friends and family, guarding her jealously”. Han var tillige nærig. Jeg mindes ikke en historie om palæstinensiske ofre, der hænges ud som dumme svin. Nuvel, mennesker er mennesker og Diyaas karakterbrister drukner hurtigt i beskrivelserne af det muslimske vanvid. Bortset fra, at det gør det ikke helt, for islam holdes fri.

Lad os, som enhver god film, fokusere på parallelhistorierne. I det historiske afsnit hedder det fra Griswolds hånd

When the first Islamic armies arrived from the Arabian Peninsula during the seventh century, the Assyrian Church of the East was sending missionaries to China, India and Mongolia. The shift from Christianity to Islam happened gradually. Much as the worship of Eastern cults largely gave way to Christianity, Christianity gave way to Islam. Under Islamic rule, Eastern Christians lived as protected people, dhimmi: They were subservient and had to pay the jizya, but were often allowed to observe practices forbidden by Islam, including eating pork and drinking alcohol. Muslim rulers tended to be more tolerant of minorities than their Christian counterparts, and for 1,500 years, different religions thrived side by side.

One hundred years ago, the fall of the Ottoman Empire and World War I ushered in the greatest period of violence against Christians in the region. The genocide waged by the Young Turks in the name of nationalism, not religion, left at least two million Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks dead. Nearly all were Christian. Among those who survived, many of the better educated left for the West. Others settled in Iraq and Syria, where they were protected by the military dictators who courted these often economically powerful minorities.

De islamiske hære ankom, skiftet fra kristendom skete gradvist og naturligt, kristne var beskyttet mod et vist kontingent (en lille del af folks motivation for det ‘naturlige’ skift), de muslimske fyrster var tolerante og religionerne trivedes side om side. Men så kommer nationalismen som følge af Osmannerrigets sammenbrud og begår folkemord. Det er ikke islam, det er end ikke ‘religion’! Alligevel sker folkemordet på kristne.

Det er djævlen i detaljen. Fortællingen er tilstrækkelig upræcist formuleret til ikke at være direkte løgn, men vildledende. Folkemordet på de kristne skete ikke som følge af Osmannerrigets sammenbrud, det startede med tiltagende pogromer i 1890′erne og blev færdiggjort i 1919, inden sammenbruddet. Og det var en erklæret jihad mod de vantro. Derfor fandt grusomhederne også en naturlig klangbund blandt almindelige muslimer, der tog ivrigt del i grusomhederne. Den dag i dag er kirkerne i Tyrkiet på vej mod udryddelse. Og regionens diktatorer, hvem var det nu de beskyttede de minoriteterne imod?

Så lad os vende tilbage til Rana og Diyaa og de andre kristne minoriteters historie om da nutidens islamiske hær ankom til den kristne by Qaraqosh, hvor de boede. Flygtninge fra Mosul fortalte de lokale at “The militants painted a red Arabic ‘‘n,’’ for Nasrane, a slur, on Christian homes”. Just ankommet kendte den islamiske hær ISIS ikke de kristne i Mosul - men det gjorde de kristnes muslimske naboer, klangbunden og de malede ‘n’ for nasrane på de kristnes hjem.

De kurdiske styrker, peshmerga, der havde været ene om at give ISIS modstand, trak sig fra området. Da kurderne havde afvæbnet de kristne og ISIS afskåret vandforsyningnen, flygtede de fleste af Qaraqosh indbyggere og efterlod kun de svageste, gamle og syge og en enkelt fulderik tilbage. Og så Diyaa, der nægtede Rana at flygte fordi han ikke mente ISIS vil ankomme.

As Diyaa and Rana hid in their basement, ISIS broke into stores and looted them. Over the next two weeks, militants rooted out most of the residents cowering in their homes, searching house to house. The armed men roamed Qaraqosh on foot and in pickups. They marked the walls of farms and businesses ‘‘Property of the Islamic State.’’ ISIS now held not just Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, but also Ramadi and Fallujah. (During the Iraq War, the fighting in these three places accounted for 30 percent of U.S. casualties.) In Qaraqosh, as in Mosul, ISIS offered residents a choice: They could either convert or pay the jizya, the head tax levied against all ‘‘People of the Book’’: Christians, Zoroastrians and Jews. If they refused, they would be killed, raped or enslaved, their wealth taken as spoils of war.

Således ser det ud når den islamiske hære ankom, skiftet fra kristendom sker gradvist forstået som et rykud, hvilket er naturligt omstændighederne taget i betragtning. Og de muslimske herrers tolerance var baseret på beskyttelsespenge. Således skal religionerne trives side om side, hvis altså ikke man foretrak at blive “dræbt, voldtaget eller gjort til slave”.

Men ISIS bløder op i dovenskab efter at rende og lede efter de sidste kristne og tilbyder “what they call ‘exile and hardship’”. Diyaa og Rana kommer frem fra deres skjul og melder sig til ISIS sundhedscenters ‘checkups’’, der er en slet skjult eufemisme for en visitering efter eventuelle værdier. Og, skal det hurtigt vise sig, så har mennesker også en særlig værdi i sig selv i det islamiske tankesæt

By 9 a.m., ISIS had separated men from women. Seated in the crowd, the local ISIS emir, Saeed Abbas, surveyed the female prisoners. His eyes lit on Aida Hana Noah, 43, who was holding her 3-year-old daughter, Christina. Noah said she felt his gaze and gripped Christina closer. For two weeks, she’d been at home with her daughter and her husband, Khadr Azzou Abada, 65. He was blind, and Aida decided that the journey north would be too hard for him. So she sent her 25-year-old son with her three other children, who ranged in age from 10 to 13, to safety. She thought Christina too young to be without her mother.

ISIS scanned the separate groups of men and women. ‘‘You’’ and ‘‘you,’’ they pointed. Some of the captives realized what ISIS was doing, survivors told me later, dividing the young and healthy from the older and weak. One, Talal Abdul Ghani, placed a final call to his family before the fighters confiscated his phone. He had been publicly whipped for refusing to convert to Islam, as his sisters, who fled from other towns, later recounted. ‘‘Let me talk to everybody,’’ he wept. ‘‘I don’t think they’re letting me go.’’ It was the last time they heard from him.

No one was sure where either bus was going. As the jihadists directed the weaker and older to the first of two buses, one 49-year-old woman, Sahar, protested that she’d been separated from her husband, Adel. Although he was 61, he was healthy and strong and had been held back. One fighter reassured her, saying, ‘‘These others will follow.’’ Sahar, Aida and her blind husband, Khadr, boarded the first bus. The driver, a man they didn’t know, walked down the aisle. Without a word, he took Christina from her mother’s arms. ‘‘Please, in the name of God, give her back,’’ Aida pleaded. The driver carried Christina into the medical center. Then he returned without the child. As the people in the bus prayed to leave town, Aida kept begging for Christina. Finally, the driver went inside again. He came back empty-handed.

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As the bus rumbled north out of town, Aida sat crumpled in a seat next to her husband. Many of the 40-odd people on it began to weep. ‘‘We cried for Christina and ourselves,’’ Sahar said. The bus took a sharp right toward the Khazir River that marked an edge of the land ISIS had seized. Several minutes later, the driver stopped and ordered everyone off.

Led by a shepherd who had traveled this path with his flock, the sick and elderly descended and began to walk to the Khazir River. The journey took 12 hours.

The second bus — the one filled with the young and healthy — headed north, too. But instead of turning east, it turned west, toward Mosul. Among its captives was Diyaa. Rana wasn’t with him. She had been bundled into a third vehicle, a new four-wheel drive, along with an 18-year-old girl named Rita, who’d come to Qaraqosh to help her elderly father flee.

The women were driven to Mosul, where, the next day, Rana’s captor called her brothers. ‘‘If you come near her, I’ll blow the house up. I’m wearing a suicide vest,’’ he said. Then he passed the phone to Rana, who whispered, in Syriac, the story of what happened to her. Her brothers were afraid to ask any questions lest her answers make trouble for her. She said, ‘‘I’m taking care of a 3-year-old named Christina.’’

Trods disse utvetydige beskrivelser er Griswolds ellers glimrende artikel fuld af de standardbesværgelser der tynger de ledende medier. “No one has suffered more at the hands of ISIS than fellow Muslims”, hedder det pludselig, med henvisning til at flere muslimer end kristne dør af andre muslimer. Samme logik kunne man sige om tyskerne og jøderne under nazismen. Skønt interessant med Ellemannske observationer så er den relevante pointe at kristne næsten pr automatik dør i mødet med den ankomne muslimske hær, forrådt af sin muslimske nabo. Den kristne kan, som andre ikke-muslimske minoriteter, ikke komme uden om den direkte forfølgelse. Og den forfølgelse er islam.

Det sidste man hører om Rita er at hun “had been given as a slave to a powerful member of ISIS; Christina was given to a family to be raised as a Muslim”.

Nyt fra Mordor

The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions.” skriver Seumas Milne for Guardian og konkluderer at stormagterne ikke kan nedkæmpe “Isis and its monstrosities” fordi det er “the same powers that brought it to Iraq and Syria in the first place, or whose open and covert war-making has fostered it in the years since”. Og han leverer et glimrende eksempel på de vestlige lederes fortvivlede ragen rundt i det muslimske ælte

On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead withthe trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the armed Syrian opposition. That didn’t only include the “non-lethal assistance” boasted of by the government (including body armour and military vehicles), but training, logistical support and the secret supply of “arms on a massive scale”. Reports were cited that MI6 had cooperated with the CIA on a “rat line” of arms transfers from Libyan stockpiles to the Syrian rebels in 2012 after the fall of the Gaddafi regime. Clearly, the absurdity of sending someone to prison for doing what ministers and their security officials were up to themselves became too much.

At sende de små fisk i fængsel for den linje politikerne selv har lagt kender vi godt herhjemme. Men Milnes observationer er glimrende, de vestlige ledere ved ikke hvem, der er ven eller fjende og jo mere de engagerer os i de muslimske morrads jo mere selvmodsigende og kontraproduktivt bliver det. Men jeg citerer ikke fra Guardians selvretfærdige klummeisters paranoia uden at komme med en bemærkning. Halvdelen af de 14 års krig mod terror, som Bush startede er blevet ført af Barak Hussein Obama, men han nævnes ikke med et ord. I stedet bruges variationer af ‘amerikanerne’. Og det til trods for at hvor Bush måske kunne være naiv i hvad USA kunne opnå af mirakler i barberernes verden, så agerer Obama på baggrund af allerede opnåede erfaringer. Det er ikke blot denne “rat line” af våben fra Libyen til Syrien, der er sket på Obamas vagt

A revealing light on how we got here has now been shone by a recently declassified secret US intelligence report, written in August 2012, which uncannily predicts – and effectively welcomes – the prospect of a “Salafist principality” in eastern Syria and an al-Qaida-controlled Islamic state in Syria and Iraq. In stark contrast to western claims at the time, the Defense Intelligence Agency document identifies al-Qaida in Iraq (which became Isis) and fellow Salafists as the “major forces driving the insurgency in Syria” – and states that “western countries, the Gulf states and Turkey” were supporting the opposition’s efforts to take control of eastern Syria. Raising the “possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality”, the Pentagon report goes on, “this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran)”. Which is pretty well exactly what happened two years later. The report isn’t a policy document. It’s heavily redacted and there are ambiguities in the language. But the implications are clear enough. A year into the Syrian rebellion, the US and its allies weren’t only supporting and arming an opposition they knew to be dominated by extreme sectarian groups; they were prepared to countenance the creation of some sort of “Islamic state” – despite the “grave danger” to Iraq’s unity – as a Sunni buffer to weaken Syria. That doesn’t mean the US created Isis, of course, though some of its Gulf allies certainly played a role in it – as the US vice-president, Joe Biden, acknowledged last year. But there was no al-Qaida in Iraq until the US and Britain invaded. And the US has certainly exploited the existence of Isis against other forces in the region as part of a wider drive to maintain western control.

Jack Kerwick konstaterer på Frontpage Magazine at på “Barack Hussein Obama’s watch, Islamic militancy has only increased in scope and intensity”. Daily Mail skriver at Tyrkiet er på randen af en borgerkrig efter voldsomme gadekampe er brudt ud mellem politi, PKK-aktivister og venstrefløjsgrupper. Men ikke nok med det, så er NATO-landet og EU-aspiranten også på vej ind i en direkte krig imod ISIS. Uzay Bulut skriver på Gatestone Institute

Turkey is evidently unsettled by the rapprochement the PKK seems to be establishing with the U.S. and Europe. Possibly alarmed by the PKK’s victories against ISIS, as well as its strengthening international standing, Ankara, in addition to targeting ISIS positions in Syria, has been bombing the PKK positions in the Qandil mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, where the PKK headquarters are located. As expected, many Turkish media outlets were more enthusiastic about the Turkish air force’s bombing the Kurdish militia than about bombing ISIS. “The camps of the PKK,” they excitedly reported, “have been covered with fire.” It appears as if Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is using ISIS as a pretext to attack the PKK. Ankara just announced that its air base at Incirlik will soon be open to coalition forces, presumably to fight ISIS, but the moment Turkey started bombing, it targeted Kurdish positions. Those attacks not only open a new era of death and destruction, but also bring an end to all possibilities of resolving Turkey’s Kurdish issue non-violently. (…) Sadly, Turkey has preferred not to form a “Turkish-Kurdish alliance” to destroy ISIS. First, Turkey has opened its borders to ISIS, enabling the growth of the terrorist group. And now, at the first opportunity, it is bombing the Kurds again. According to this strategy, “peace” will be possible only when Kurds submit to Turkish supremacism and abandon their goal of being an equal nation. In the meantime, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish minister of foreign affairs, said that the Incirlik air base in Turkey has not yet been opened for use by the U.S. and other coalition forces, but that it will be opened in the upcoming period.

Så Bush udløste kaoset, Obama enablede ISIS, mens folk som Uffe Ellemann Jensen presser på for at få Tyrkiet med i EU. Man siges at have de ledere man har fortjent. Hvad har vi dog gjort?

Rollemodellen flytter med

“Mentalt set var jeg global fra fødslen” fortæller Sherin Khankan - “barn af en finskkristen mor og en syriskmuslimsk far” - Politikens Christoffer Emil Bruun. Khankan er “optaget af ’hjertets metodologi’” og mener ‘kulturmødet kræver “en sensitivitet for, hvad der er vigtigt for andre”

Danskerne kender intet til islams filosofiske og eksistentielle potentiale. Der er så meget ignorance, fordi vi kun kender den traditionelle, dogmatiske fortolkning. Vi vil gerne genoplive den filosofiske tradition«.

Khankan huskes måske af nogle for, som også Mona Sheik, at komme på kant med sit parti Radikale Venstre, da hun ikke ville tage afstand fra Sharia. Det var dengang Søren Bald udlagde Radikale Venstres forståelse af Folkestyre med ordene “vi anerkender faktisk kun menneskerettigheder som udgangspunkt for lovgivning“. Både Sharia og Folkets mening er vranglære for Det Store Korrektiv, men af alle onder må man vælge det mindste og det skøntes bedre at fylde landet op med en befolkning der i det mindste heller ikke anderkendte Folkets meninger.

Daniel Greenfield skriver i Frontpage Magazine om terroristen Abdulazeez - der skød og dræbte 5 marinesoldater i Chattanooga - om hans familie og folk som dem

No matter how “ordinary” their sons seemed, how many parties they attended and, how many of their American friends saw nothing wrong with them, they were always ticking time bombs waiting for the right confluence of theology and anger to explode.

The people of Boston and Chattanooga unknowingly lived with these ticking time bombs. Ticking time bombs just like them are all around us; Muslim families with scowling fathers, timid mothers, a history of failed businesses, growing resentment toward the infidel, sons who drift through life despite good schools and numerous opportunities until they find their focus around the black flag of the Jihad.

Abdulazeez kom fra en dysfunktionel familie. Den var dysfunktionel på grund af ham, der var vokset op med troen på islam. Hans far havde fået ophold i USA, selvom FBI var lorne ved at han gav pengedonationer til Hamas.

Ammar DooshBilal Al-IssaSubhi Hassan, Mahmoud HamdanTariq MahmoodMuna Mohamoud Abdullahi og en anonymiseret er nogle af de tidligere rollemodeller i Danmark, der er blevet islamister eller bandemedlemmer, man har kunnet læse om på Uriasposten de seneste par år. Det er blevet en hel subgenre at se politikere, medier og offentlige myndigheder føre sig frem ved disse Gustav Vasa slagnumre - og ingen erfaring drage til næste gang. Telegraph skriver om en sådan rollemodel

A young jihadist who once dreamed of becoming Britain’s first Asian Prime Minister before later joining Isil has reportedly been killed in a drone strike.

Reyaad Khan, 21, from Cardiff, was one of the first Britons to appear in an Isil propaganda video last year, alongside two other British fanatics.

Other fighters with the terror group reported on Twitter that he had been killed in a strike in Raqqa, possibly on the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks on London.

(…)

The former Catholic school student, who as a teenager said he wanted to become Britain’s first Asian prime minister, featured alongside two other Britons in a recruitment propaganda video for the terror group released in June 2014.

(…)

Khan grew up in a terraced house in the Welsh capital in the same road as Abdul Miah, one of the ringleaders of a foiled plot to unleash a Mumbai-style terror attack on London.

Former schoolmates at Cantonian High School in Cardiff remembered him as a talented scholar who had moderate views and mixed well with people of all backgrounds.

But in 2013 they noticed his interest in religion appeared to intensify and he successfully applied to study at the Madinah University in Saudi Arabia - although he did not take up the position.

Since then Khan used Twitter to post a series of gruesome pictures and sickening boasts, writing in July 2014: “Executed many prisoners yesterday.”

A few days later he tweeted: “Probably saw the longest decapitation ever. And we made sure the knife was sharp.”

Herunder ses han med Labours Ed Balls

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At rollemodeller er nødvendigt at have og fremhæve fortæller i sig selv noget om dybden af problemet. De mange ‘rollemodelsudfald’ er en funktion af problemet og det burde ikke komme bag på nogen. Men det gør det tilsyneladende. Om politikerne er dumme, onde eller i alment vildrede kan man blive usikker på, men noget aner de engelske politikere jo nok, siden de ifølge Daily Mail barsler med en “secret plan for the mass deployment of armed troops on the streets of Britain in the wake of a major terrorist attack”

More than 5,000 heavily armed soldiers would be sent to inner cities if Islamic State or other fanatics launched multiple attacks on British soil – an unprecedented military response to terrorism.

The plan, codenamed Operation Temperer, would see troops guard key targets alongside armed police officers, providing ‘protective security’ against further attacks while counter-terror experts and MI5 officers hunted down the plotters.

Men måske handler om at beskytte muslimer mod backlash, kommenterede en ven bedrøvet. Selv om der eksisterer reelle rollemodeller (som Naser Khader, der jo stod bag Khankans, Sheiks og Radikales sharia penibiliteter) overstiger de tikkende bomber så langt den kritiske masse, ikke blot for, hvad der er udholdeligt, men også det ødelæggende. Jo flere muslimer der kommer, jo flere terrorister med og uden rollemodel på cv’et. Ja, og så er muslimer blot anti-folkelige i al almindelighed.

Grænser

Bloomberg skriver at grænsehegn er ved at blive dagens orden i Mellemøsten, som staterne forsøger at sikre sig imod terror

As they confront the rising threat of modern jihadist violence, many of the nations most at risk are retreating behind one of the oldest forms of defense.

Tunisia and Turkey are the latest to invest in border barriers, both announcing the plans in the immediate aftermath of attacks on civilian targets. A fence and watchtowers will guard Tunisia’s border with Libya, where the militants who killed foreign tourists on a Tunisian beach are said to have been trained. Turkey said late Wednesday it will fortify the border with Syria after a suicide bomb in a nearby town.

From Morocco to Saudi Arabia, boundaries are being fortified at a rate not seen since the months following the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Men, advarer eksperterne, fysiske grænsedragninger er ikke løsningen

“Of the Middle East’s most-famed physical defenses, the majority failed. Jerusalem’s ancient walls did little to halt a succession of conquerors, and Byzantine Constantinople’s elaborate fortifications didn’t thwart the Ottomans.

Though modern barriers may curb trafficking and illicit crossings in the short term, they almost never deliver prolonged security without cross-frontier cooperation.

“Israel’s barriers have worked well for them so far,” said Brent Sterling, author of “Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?” and a professor at Georgetown University. Long-term, though, they remove the incentive to try and reach a permanent accord with the Palestinians, he said.”

Fysiske grænsedragninger virker altså ikke fordi de bliver overløbet af en overlegen fjende. Når de så ikke bliver overløbet af en overlegen fjende er det dem der forhindrer fred. Alligevel er Mellemøsten ikke alene om at sætte grænser, skriver Gatestone Institute

Bulgaria has built a 33-km (21-mile), three-meter-high (10-foot) barbed wire fence along its border with its southeastern neighbor Turkey in an effort to limit the influx of migrants from Syria and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. The Interior Ministry has also deployed more than one thousand police officers to patrol the Turkish border.

Greece has erected a 10.5-km, four-meter-high barbed-wire fence along part of its border with Turkey. The Greek wall is said to be responsible for diverting migration routes toward neighboring Bulgaria and, consequently, for construction of the wall there.

Spain has fortified fences in the North African exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla as record numbers of migrants are jumping over the barriers from neighboring Morocco. Border police registered more than 19,000 attempts to jump the fence at Melilla in 2014, up 350% on 2013, according to the Interior Ministry. Nearly 7,500 migrants successfully entered Ceuta and Melilla in 2014, including 3,305 from Syria.

The UK is setting up more than two miles of nine-foot-high security fencing at the Channel Tunnel port of Calais in northern France, in an attempt to stop thousands of illegal migrants breaking into trucks bound for the UK. Currently, more than 3,000 migrants are camped in and around Calais hoping to make it to Britain. More than 39,000 would-be illegal immigrants were prevented from crossing the Channel in the 12 months prior to April, more than double the previous year.

EU member states are implementing other emergency measures to halt the flow of immigration.

Austria has stopped processing asylum claims as of June 13, in an effort to make the country “less attractive” for migrants relative to other EU countries. According to Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Vienna was “stopping the Austrian asylum express,” whereby applications are processed within an average period of four months, faster than in any other EU country. Asylum requests for Austria rose nearly 180% in the first five months of 2015 to 20,620, and were on track to reach 70,000 by the end of the year.

Denmark on July 1 announced that it would slash benefits for asylum seekers to bring down the number of refugees coming to the country. It recently emerged that three out of four refugees who came to Denmark in the early 2000s are jobless ten years later.

France and Italy have sparred over who is responsible for hundreds of African migrants stranded at Ventimiglia on the France-Italy border after French police refused to let them in. France accused Italy of failing to respect the so-called Dublin Regulation, a law that requires people seeking refuge within the EU to do so in the first European country they reach. Italian officials argued that the migrants see Italy as only a transit country.

Hungary on June 23 suspended its adherence to the Dublin Regulation, which requires Hungary to take back refugees who have travelled through the country to reach other EU countries.

Meanwhile, the European Commission, the EU’s powerful bureaucratic arm, on May 27 announced a controversial “relocation plan” that would require EU member states to accept 40,000 Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers from Italy and Greece over the next two years.

Eksperterne tror dog også at ISIS, med bombeangrebet mod en venstrefløjsdemonstration i Tyrkiet forleden og dagens skudvekslinger mellem ISIS og tyrkisk militær, måske forsøger at trække flere ind i det muslimske kaos. Nej, virkeligt. Snaphanen giver dette link til ISIS indre verden, Channel Four Dispatches: Escape From ISIS

Guardian har en længere fortælling fra en højtstående ISIS leder og New York Review of Books en større artikel, hvor de undrer sig over fænomenet ISIS. Ellers kan man allerede læse eller genlæse The Atlantics What ISIS Really Wants, der næsten er blevet en klassiker, som også venstrefløjen tør citere.

ISIS er en islamisk bevægelse, derfor lader den sig ikke bekæmpe med fornægtelse og venstrehåndsbombninger

Daily Mail har en udmærket artikel om den enorme indsats imod Islamisk Stat der synes aldeles nytteløs.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3154680/The-astonishing-FIFTY-FOUR-countries-groups-battling-ISIS-haven-t-crushed-already.html#ixzz3fWyanjo9

An international coalition of over 30 countries and at least a dozen more rebel and terror factions have been unable to prevent the rapid growth of ISIS.

The terror group has expanded its territory, recruited ‘thousands’ of new foreign fighters and brought new jihadi organisations under its wing since an international ‘task force’ to ‘eliminate’ ISIS in October 2014.

At least 42 nations have either carried out airstrikes on ISIS, trained troops and Middle-Eastern tribesman to do battle against it or given weapons to those who are.

Meanwhile, at least a dozen rival Islamist groups are waging bloody war with ISIS on the ground - and for the hearts and minds of Muslims online.

Despite their collective hatred for the Islamic State, these disparate groups have failed to combat and destroy ISIS because their agendas conflict and they are not attacking the heart of the so-called caliphate, a counter-terrorism expert has told MailOnline.

ISIS commands 31,000 loyal fighters according to the United States - up from 16,000 last Autumn - while Kurdish forces put that number at closer to 200,000. And around eight million are thought to live under its barbaric rule.

This inspired more than 60 nations to commit to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS which was formed to ‘eliminate’ ISIS, even though some of these - including Austria, Sweden and Ireland - are simply providing humanitarian support to the millions made homeless by the insurgents.

As part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition whose purpose is to eliminate ISIS, 13 different countries have executed airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

The United States and five of its Arab allies - Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - launched the intense campaign of airstrikes and cruise-missile attacks against ISIS in September 2014.

Since then, America has been responsible for around 60 per cent of the 16,000 bombings on Iraq and Syria carried out since.

Den irakiske hær har kæmpet med den siden 2006, dengang den kun var en Islamisk Stat Irak og Syrien begyndte i 2011. Mange muslimske lande kæmper internt med deres egne muslimske entusiaster, der begynder at sværge troskab til Islamisk Stat, blandt andet Boko Haram, der trodsede Michelle Obama og aldrig gav de kidnappede småpiger tilbage, har bragt flere afrikanske lande ind i kampen. Alligevel trives Kalifatet Islamisk Stat som aldrig før. Terroreksperten, som Daily Mail har talt med, mener at problemet er at alle, der bekæmper Islamisk Stat har forskellige interesser. Men det hjerte han mente skulle angribes defineres ikke.

Vi får dog at vide at en lokal terrorgruppe producerer sin egen propaganda, der skal imødegå Islamisk Stats “poisonous narrative” “and mistaken understanding of Islam“. Og den amerikanske præsident Barak Obama er helt enig i det synspunkt og “says no amount of firepower will bring down the terror group who prey on ‘vulnerable’ Muslims around the world, adding: ‘Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they’re defeated by better ideas, a more attractive and compelling vision.’“. Man skulle tro at alle alternativer til Islamisk Stats svælgen i grusomheder var bedre ideer, at det IKKE at hugge hovedet at handlende der holder fredagsåbent klart var en bedre ide og en større vision end et gøre det. Men Islamisk Stats giftige narrativ, dårlige ideer, misforståeede islam og og uattraktive vision er åbenbart mere end almindeligt konkurencedygtigt og antallet af svage muslimer er svimlende og stigende.

Igår spekulerede jeg via kloge indlæg om Euroens og EUs krise kunne demaskere den herskende politiske klasses manglende realitetssans førend islams grusomheder blev ubenægtbare ud fra en Clintonsk ‘it’s the economyu, stupid’ tankegange. Douglas Murray forklarer i Gatestone Institute den stigende kløft mellem, det som politikere siger om ‘fredens religion og det som befolkningerne ved. For selvfølgelig kan man bekæmpe Islamisk Stat militært, skriver Murray i sit opgør med Obamas ide om attraktive ideer. Det var således man knuste nazismen. Islamisk stat kan ikke rekruttere nye krigere, hvis den knuses og den vil ikke virke attraktiv, hvis den får bøllebank og lider nederlag. Men der er noget andet om kalifatets ideer, som Obama og de andre vestlige ledere samt medierne vånder sig over at se i øjnene, nemlig at Islamisk Stat er islamisk, dens ideer er islamisk lære og det virker tiltrækkende på muslimer, der er opflasket med at islams ideer er de bedste uanset hvad virkeligheden ellers fortæller

While the Nazis tried to hide their worst crimes from the world, the followers of ISIS repeatedly record and distribute video footage of theirs. Between free and open democratic societies, and a society which beheads women for witchcraft, throws suspected gays off buildings, beheads other Muslims and Christians, burns people alive, and does us the favour of video-recording these atrocities and sending them round the globe for us, you would have thought that there would be no moral competition. But there is. And that is not because ISIS has “better ideas, a more attractive and more compelling vision,” but because its appeal comes from a specific ideological-religious worldview that we cannot hope to defeat if we refuse to understand it.

That is why David Cameron’s interjection was so important. The strategy Barack Obama and he seem to be hoping will work in persuading the general public that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam is the same tactic they are adopting in the hope of persuading young Muslims not to join ISIS. Their tactic is to try to deny something that Muslims and non-Muslims can easily see and find out for themselves: that ISIS has a lot to do with Islam — the worst possible version, obviously, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, but a version of Islam nevertheless.

ISIS can destroy its own credibility among advocates of human rights and liberal democracy. The question is how you destroy its credibility among people who want to be very Islamic, and think ISIS is their way of being so. Understand their claims and their appeal, and work out a way to undermine those, and ISIS will prove defeatable not only on the battlefield but in the field of ideas as well. But refuse to acknowledge what drives them, or from where they claim to get their legitimacy, and the problem will only have just started.

Murray gør sig for mange håb om at islam kan reddes fra sig selv og det gør Jürgen Todenhoffer også i dette interview i BBCs Hardtalk. Men, hvis man kan abstrahere fra udtryk som “so-called Islamic State movement” og hæfte sig ved hans beskrivelse af den muslimske bevægelse for man et anderledes forstemmen realistisk billede af, hvorfor Obama har ret når han siger at vi kommer til at kæmpe med disse problemer i mange, mange år

The so-called Islamic State movement has very publicly murdered western journalists and aid workers who entered its territory. As a result, IS-held areas of Syria and Iraq have been off-limits to western reporters for the past year. Except for the guest today.

Last December Jürgen Todenhöfer spent ten days inside the self-styled IS caliphate. He emerged unscathed with a remarkable story - what more can he tell us about the jihadists and what can we conclude about his own motivations?

Inklusion

En journalist fra CNN opdager et ISIS lignende flad ved London Gay Pride parade og spekulerer i om det er en trussel. Men det viste sig at være et personligt up yours - som ingen andre homser ser ud til at være en del af - hvor de arabiske korancitater var erstattet med silhuetter af sex-legetøj. Men virkeligheden er klar, islam kan ikke inkluderes i Gay-Pride segmentet. Hos Mirror kan man se hvorledes ISIS kaster homoseksuelle i døden fra hustage

Muslimerne propaganderer grusomheder

Propaganda

propaganda, (lat., af propagare ‘udbrede’), systematisk tilrettelagt envejskommunikation, der i frihed over for sagligheden med suggestive midler (ord, gerne billeder og musik) sigter mod at styre modtagernes holdning og adfærd. Hvor saglig argumentation med rod i samtale og debat vil vise, bevise og overbevise, vil propaganda ved demagogi overtale og forføre.

Med andre ord vil propagandisten tage sig lækker ud i forhold til sin målgruppes værdier, ønsker, drømme og frygt. Lige så meget som det er fortællingen om propagandistens selvbillede er dens succes fortællingen om målgruppens essens. Englænderne kunne f.eks motiveres til at bekrige kejserens Tyskland ved at appellere til retfærdighedssans og angst for det lurende barbari tilsat et strejf af lummerhed.

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In 1941, Hollywood director Frank Capra was commissioned to make a series of propaganda films for the US war effort. He knew he had his work cut out: he had seen Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph Of The Will – a staggering, state-of-the-art display of both film-making expertise and Nazi military might. “It scared the hell out of me,” Capra later said. “It fired no gun, dropped no bombs, but as a psychological weapon aimed at destroying the will to resist, it was just as lethal.” How could the Americans possibly compete? Capra’s solution was to turn the enemies’ weapons against them. His resulting seven-film documentary series, Why We Fight, repurposed footage from Triumph Of The Will and other propaganda films to show “our boys” what they were up against. He even copied Riefenstahl’s editing rhythms and rousing use of music. “Let their own films kill them,” Capra said. “Let the enemy prove to our soldiers the enormity of his cause – and the justness of ours.”

De totalitære styreformer appellerede til drømmen om fremskridt og sammenhold, der skulle forblive en illusion og en løgn.

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Eller til drømmen om lederens menneskelighed og kærlighed.

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Vestlige demokratier benytter vulgær propaganda som en force majeure og hvis man skal have almindelige vesterlændinge til at gribe til vold er en dehumanisring af fjenden nødvendig. Fra Tyskland, henover Rusland til Kina appellerer de totalitære og morderiske regimer til det almindelige menneskes håb og drømme om et bedre samfund, en bedre fremtid og den kære leder. Men, hvad kan vi lære af Kalifatets videoer? Kun om æstetik og teknibavl hos Times of Israel

Analysts say that a video released by the Islamic State group last month, showing the beheading of 22 Syrian soldiers, took between four and six hours to film, and cost an estimated $200,000.

The propaganda video, released on November 16 and called “Though the Unbelievers Despise It,” shows the simultaneous executions of the Syrian soldiers as well as the beheading of US aid worker and hostage Peter (Abdul Rahman) Kassig.

The US-based terrorism research organization TRAC (Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium) and a UK-based counter-extremism think tank Quilliam analyzed the production techniques used to make the video in an effort to identify victims and their killers and to locate the exact location of the brutal killings.

Based on lighting and shadows, the analysts estimated that the video was shot in multiple takes over a four- to six-hour period.

They also noted several inconsistencies in the line-up order of hostages and killers. In certain frames the jihadists can be seen chatting among themselves, passing time between takes.

TRAC said that the professional-quality footage was filmed with multiple high-definition cameras and edited with state-of-the-art software.

Veryan Khan, a TRAC researcher, told TIME magazine that the video would have likely had a director, producer and editor, who may have used storyboards like traditional filmmakers.

Khan pointed out that not only did the executioners posses a certain physical aesthetic, they also represented varying ethnicities and nationalities, a way for the Islamic State to demonstrate the global reach of its self-proclaimed caliphate.

På Telegraph kan man læse at ISIS er for muslimer, hvad pop-idoler er for vesterlændinge

Isil jihadists are becoming like the Beatles and other pop idols with British boys wanting to be them and girls wanting to be with them, a senior prosecutor has warned.

Nazir Afzal said “jihadimania” is worse than previously thought and is luring youngsters conned by the image to Syria.

And those who do not managed to travel are a “ticking time bomb” for the security services and police here, he warned.

More than 600 Britons are feared to have travelled to Syria with many joining the terror group Isil.

They include young teenage boys and girls who have either gone to become soldiers or “jihadi brides”.

Isil’s alleged British executioner Mohammed Emwazi was already dubbed “Jihadi John” in reference to the “Beatles” nickname given to him and his fellow British captors by their hostages.

But Mr Afzal said the pop music image is more widespread and risks luring and radicalising many more young Britons.

“The boys want to be like them and the girls want to be with them,” he said in an interview with The Guardian.

“That’s what they used to say about the Beatles and more recently One Direction and Justin Bieber. The propaganda the terrorists put out is akin to marketing, and too many of our teenagers are falling for the image.”

“The extremists treat them in a similar way to sexual groomers – they manipulate them, distance them from their friends and families, and then take them.”

Guardians Steve Rose mener at ISIS bl.a forsøger at trække Vesten ind i et morrads af krig og muslimer med sine halshugningsvideoer af vestlige jourlister som Steven Sotlof og James Foley (en advarsel, der deles af Magnus Ranstorp). Men så tilføjer han helt ureflekteret at vestlige lande “have seen their citizens departing to join Isis”. Men hvad drager dog “vestens borgere” som muslimer så eufemistisk kaldes, til at deltage i henrettelser af sagesløse mennesker? Rose svarer ikke, men synes overvældet af at ISIS synes at gøre Capra kunsten efter når det handler om at bruge fjendens æstetisk, fjernt fra Bin Ladens monotone hulemologer

The visual grammar of these films bears close examination. Cantlie first appears talking straight to the viewer, but the angle switches mid-speech, showing him in profile. It’s a technique common to modern documentary and TV interviews, requiring more than one camera or multiple takes. Cantlie’s broadcasts also end with a news-like sign-off: “Join me for the next programme”. In the beheading videos, “Jihadi John” and his masked kidnappers indicate their next victim at the end, as if enticing viewers to stay tuned, in the manner of a reality TV show. Why do this? Isis is trying to make its hostage videos look more professional, more entertaining, even.

The full extent of Isis’s media ambitions can be seen in the output of its “Al Hayat Media Center”. Not to be confused with the Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, Al Hayat Media is specifically aimed at non-Arabic speakers, particularly younger viewers, and its output is closer to mainstream broadcast standards than anything else Islamic extremism has yet produced. Like a conventional broadcaster, it has its own glossy ident, not dissimilar to that of Al-Jazeera: a teardrop-shaped logo of Arabic script materialising from a digital cascade of water. Its broadcasts invariably feature this logo or a fluttering black-and-white Isis flag in the top corner of the screen. It makes programmes in several languages – primarily German, English and French – and multiple formats, from minute-long, Twitter-friendly “Mujatweets” to an hour-long “documentary” entitled The Flames Of War, which was heralded by its own Hollywood-style trailer. It also publishes audio content and an English-language PDF magazine, called Dabiq. Issue two likened the Caliphate to an “ark” in an apocalyptic “flood”. It illustrated the analogy with images from the recent Hollywood epic Noah.

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The more violent images from The Flames Of War have also been edited into a rapid-fire, steroidal action montage accompanied by a recruitment nashid, or hymn. Again, the implication is that warfare is a real-life Grand Theft Auto. The song lyrics sweep across the screen, karaoke-style in latin-script Arabic and English: “Brothers rise up! Claim your victory! Let’s go! Let’s go for jihad!” It takes a while to register that the song itself is in German.

Information har en rasende spændende fortælling om “en fransk journalist går undercover på de sociale medier for at komme i kontakt med Islamisk Stat”. Hun bliver forlovet med “en af Al-Baghdadis mest betroede mænd” og er på vej til Kalifatet og afsløring da handes ‘gom’ bliver dræbt af vestlige styrker, angiveligt fordi sikkerhedstjenester har overvåget “forholdet”. Journalistens erfaringer kommer som bog og er “en skræmmende beretning om, hvor langt ind i teenageværelserne, Islamisk Stats propagandamaskine når” Til TV2 siger Loretta Napoleoni, ekspert i international terrorisme at ”Islamisk Stat (IS) har et besnærende positivt budskab til verdens unge muslimer”.

- Den besked, som Al Qaeda sendte ud, var: ”Kom til Irak og spræng dig selv i luften. Og så får du bagefter et vidunderligt liv med 72 jomfruer”. IS siger: ”Kom og vær en del af dette fantastiske eventyr, bring din familie hertil, lev livet nu”. Det er derfor, de besnærende, siger Loretta Napoleoni i et interview med TV 2.

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- Det er skabelsen af en stat, som er virkeliggørelsen af det muslimske, politiske Utopia. At gå tilbage til Kalifatet er noget, der er blevet debatteret blandt lærde i måske seks århundreder: ”Vi må tilbage til kalifatets strålende civilisation”. De har ikke andre positive, politiske eksempler. Så det, de gør, er at vise folk – i særlig grad de unge muslimer verden over – at de er i gang med at føre denne utopiske drøm ud i livet. Og de ønsker, at de skal deltage.

- Dette er en stat, der vil give dem alle sammen frigørelse. Århundreder af ydmygelse og kolonisering vil al sammen være glemt, for denne stat vil beskytte dem. Det er det positive budskab.

Napoleoni advarer mod at bruge militær magt, der kun vil gøre dem “endnu stærkere end i dag”. I stedet skal vi “bringe denne stat ind i det internationale samfund”. Det lyder ganske tilforladeligt, især når The New Yorker analyserer poetikken. Så overraskede og imponerede eksperterne er over Kalifatets lækre propaganda, så lidt beskæftiger de sig med indholdet og det muslimske sind. Propaganda er at fortælle om sagens fremragende kvaliteter eller om fjendens grusomheder. Kalifatets kvalitet er grusomhed mod islams knækkede fjender og dette gør Kalifatets propaganda enestående. De viser grusomheder begået mod en værgeløs knækket fjende. Kalifatet caster gladeligt sig selv i rollen som “the mad brute” og vinder muslimers hjerter.

Men eksperterne er blinde for den vinkel og medierne og politikerne bange. National Post havde spurgt Joanna Cook, der skrev afhandling om “jihad-brude” unge piger der drager til Kalifatet for at gifte sig med krigerne. Bortset fra almindelige sammenligninger med kvinder der bistod Klu Klux Klan som generisk ekstremisme får man intet at vide om det specifikke fænomen, altså en gang akademisk tomgang, På spørgsmålet om, hvor disse brude kommer fra svarer hun selvfølgeligt “Belgium, Germany, Malaysia, France, Austria, Australia and even the U.S…”. Men de kommer ikke allehånde steder fra. De kommer fra muslimske familier!

Forklaringen skal man søge hos folk som Nikolaj Sennels

Brainwashing people into believing or doing things against their own human nature — such as hating or even killing innocents they do not even know — is traditionally done by combining two things: pain and repetition. The conscious infliction of psychological and physical suffering breaks down the person’s resistance to the constantly repeated message.

Totalitarian regimes use this method to reform political dissidents. Armies in less civilized countries use it to create ruthless soldiers, and religious sects all over the world use it to fanaticize their followers.

During numerous sessions with more than a hundred Muslim clients, I found that violence and repetition of religious messages are prevalent in Muslim families.

Muslim culture simply does not have the same degree of understanding of human development as in civilized societies, and physical pain and threats are therefore often the preferred tool to raise children. This is why so many Muslim girls grow up to accept violence in their marriage, and why Muslim boys grow up to learn that violence is acceptable. And it is the main reason why nine out of ten children removed from their parents by authorities in Copenhagen are from immigrant families. The Muslim tradition of using pain and intimidation as part of disciplining children are also widely used in Muslim schools — also in the West.

Combined with countless repetitions of Quranic verses in Islamic schools and families, all this makes it very difficult for children to defend themselves against being indoctrinated to follow the Quran, even if it is against secular laws, logic, and the most basic understanding of compassion.

And as we know from so many psychological studies, whatever a child is strongly influenced by at that age takes an enormous personal effort to change later in life. It is no wonder that Muslims in general, in spite of Islam’s inhumane nature and obvious inability to equip its followers with humor, compassion and other attractive qualities, are stronger in their faith than any other religious group.

Ingen tvivl om at Kalifatet lægger i kakkelovnenRousseau mente at civilisationen ødelagde mennesket, at mennesket i sin urform var ædlere. At dømme efter muslimernes hang til grusomheder, så er der forskel på civilisationer. Eller også er muslimerne forfaldet til Hobbes‘ krigeriske naturtilstand og deres og deres omgivelsers liv ondt, brutalt og kort. Og her er der kun et at gøre: Destroy this mad brute!

Stemning fra Mosul

Arabere, Arabiske forår, Diverse, Irak, Jihad, Kalifatet, Muslimer, Muslimguf, Syrien, Terror, Tyrkiet, islam — Drokles on June 12, 2015 at 2:41 am

Information giver via BBC og Facebooksiden Mosul Eye en stemningsbeskrivelse af forholdene i Mosul, der nu har været under ISIS kontrol i over et år

Et stort N, malet på husmuren, fortæller alle i Mosul, at her bor en kristen. Som oftest efterfulgt af en erklæring om, at bygningen er »Islamisk Stats ejendom« – et signal om, at de oprindelige indbyggere er flygtet.

Et år efter at Islamisk Stat løb millionbyen Mosul i det nordlige Irak over ende, har bevægelsen invaderet stort set alle dele af befolkningens liv og etableret næsten total sindelagskontrol.

I hvert fald hvis man skal tro de beretninger, brudstykker og videoklip, som smugles ud af den belejrede by af anonyme indbyggere, der sætter livet på spil for at fortælle omverdenen om livet i Islamisk Stat.

En af dem, der det seneste år har rapporteret om livet i Islamisk Stat, er Mosul Eye, der præsenterer sig som irakisk historiker og jævnligt poster oplysninger, fotos og amatørvideoer på Twitter og Facebookfra livet i den belejrede by.

»I løbet af de seneste måneder er det blevet tabu at tale om religion i Mosul. Folk mener ikke, at IS repræsenterer islam, men ingen tør sige det højt,« skriver han f.eks. og fortæller, hvordan Islamisk Stats efterretningstjeneste i stadig stigende grad overvåger indbyggerne i Mosul og indsamler informationer om folk fra naboer, taxichauffører og butiksejere – ligesom under Saddam Husseins diktatur.

Det seneste skridt til at kontrollere befolkningens sindelag er indførelsen af et skattekort, som alle indbyggere skal gå med som bevis på, at de betaler skat til Islamisk Stat. Mosul Eye har postet et billede af sit eget lyseblå skattekort med Islamisk Stats logo på som bevis på den nye, altomfattende registrering af borgerne. 2.000 irakiske dinarer om dagen er den pris, hver borger må betale, fortæller han. Det svarer til cirka 10 kr. Butikker skal betale 10.000 dinarer to gange om måneden. Og gør man det ikke, er straffen hård.

Som Information skriver så er det et andet billede end det ISIS tegner, eller får tegnet af John Cantile, der blev kidnappet sammen med sin amerikanske kollegaJames Foley. Foley blev halshugget, Cantile blev propagandist. Men Vice News har en stemningsrapport fra kurdernes kamp mod islamisk stat

A year after the Islamic State’s lightning conquest of Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul, the poorly-trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition’s only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq.

The Pentagon’s hopes of recapturing the city by spring 2015 have been dashed by the military failures of the Iraqi Army further south, leaving the peshmerga to defend a 600-mile long frontline almost encircling Mosul, fending off constant Islamic State (IS) assaults with insufficient supplies of ammunition and modern weapons.

For one month, VICE News embedded with the peshmerga fighters on the Mosul frontline, gaining an insight into the coalition’s faltering war against IS through the eyes of the Kurdish volunteers bearing the brunt of the fighting.

Jihadists vs. the Assad Regime: Syria’s Rebel Advance

Jeg kan ikke følge udviklingen i Mellemøsten, men det går tilsyneladende ikke så godt for Assad i kampen mod ISIS skriver Telegraph

The Assad regime has suffered a series of blows in recent weeks that have once again raised questions about how long Iran will continue to support it.

Since it took Palmyra three weeks ago, Isil has pushed on against a regime defence line that is withering.

It is now close to Homs, the capital of Syria’s largest province but more important as a symbol of the early, non-jihadist opposition to the Assad regime.

The defeat of a coalition of secular and “moderate” Islamist forces in Homs after a long siege by the regime was for a while seen as a turning point in the war.

In fact, it seems merely to have invigorated support for more militant varieties of rebel.

Vice News fulgte nogle jihadister

In just a few short weeks, a newly-united rebel coalition has captured almost all of northwest Syria’s Idlib province from government forces, overturning assumptions over the war’s course, and threatening the regime’s ability to defend its heartland.

VICE News filmmaker Salam Rizk secured rare access to the jihadist fighters at the spear tip of the battle for the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour.

Brian Esbensen benægter folkemord på kristne

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Med Bent Jensens nederlag til Jørgen Dragsdahl i Højesteret forleden skal man passe ekstra på hvad man kalder andre mennesker uanset, hvor sandt det måtte være. Så jeg vil ikke bruge nogle som helst specifikke ord om Politikens faste blogger og Melløst ekspert ved Ræson Brian Esbensen blot fordi han benægter folkemordet på de kristne i Mellemøsten. Men det gør han på sin Facebook side. Ja, han anerkender end ikke at kristne forfølges

Forfølges de kristne i Mellemøsten? Nej, er det korte svar. Det lidt længere og uddybende svar følger her:

Kan I huske da kampe i det nordlige Irak, tæt på kristne og kurdiske byer og områder, havde det meste af verdens bevågenhed for et lille års tid siden? Civile - hvoraf mange var kristne - blev drevet på flugt, og begivenhederne blev af uforstandige personer set som (endnu) et bevis på, at kristne bliver forfulgt i Mellemøsten.

Det er sådan set rigtigt nok. De kristne forfølges og flygter; ligesom dem med brune, grønne, grå og blå øjne; og ligesom sunni-muslimerne, shia-muslimerne og dem der ikke tror på en skid; og ligesom de høje, de lave og dem midt imellem.

Irak (og er par andre steder i regionen) er et stort f**king anarki og folk flygter.

Lige nu kæmpes der i og omkring byen Ramadi og det er en rigtig god case til at illustrere, hvorfor ‘amatør-eksperterne’ som fx. Niels Ivar Larsen og Søren K. Villemoes fuldstændig fejllæser regionen, når de sidder i deres trygge kontorstole i København og fremfører ‘de-kristne-forfølges’-tesen.

Ramadi består næsten udelukkende af (sunni-) muslimer. Indtil USA, DK, UK o.a. besluttede sig for at bombe Irak tilbage til stenalderen i 2003 boede der cirka 700.000 mennesker. Da de nuværende kampe startede var tallet cirka 500.000 (altså var ca. 200.000 muslimer allerede flygtet). Indenfor den seneste måned melder UNHCR at 114.000 (muslimer) er flygtet og indenfor de seneste dage er det eksploderet med yderligere titusinder (muslimer) på flugt.

Summasummarum og pointen skåret ud i pap: Skillelinjen går ikke mellem kristne på den ene side og muslimer på den anden. Den går mellem de få radikale - hvoraf mange er tilrejsende tosser - og så alle andre, herunder de mange mange millioner moderate muslimer, der flygter i den største globale flygtningekatatrofe siden 2. verdenskrig.

I kommentarfeltet uddyber han sin pointe

Jeg kunne med udgangspunkt i data over flest døde i trafikken lave en lignende liste. Thailand er det farligste sted i verden for bilister. Jeg kunne med 100% sikkerhed lave en statistik, der illustrerede at ejere af grønne biler dør som fluer i trafikken i Thailand. Og, ja, det ville sådan set være helt korrekt, men det ville på samme tid også være uendelig uinteressant, da det samme gælder for ejere af røde, blå, hvide (you name it) biler. Det er i stor udstrækning det samme med ‘den kristne forfølgelse’ i Mellemøsten. En selektiv liste, hvor én religion (i et land i kaos) eller én bilfarve (i et trafikalt helvede) er udvalgt, fortæller os tæt på ingenting.

Esbensen argument er altså at fordi andre, inklusive andre muslimer, også forfølges af kalifatet så forfølges kristne ikke særskilt. Men dette er selvfølgelig forkert. Med varierende nidkærhed forfølges alle der opfattes som islams fjender og her forfølges kristne ikke blot for ikke at være muslimer, men for at være kristne.

Esbensens beskriver sine kompetencer

Faglig kompetence:
Demokratisering i en arabisk, muslimsk kontekst
Menneskerettighedsforståelser – kulturrelativisme, universalisme
Religion og kultur
Palæstinensiske flygtninges historie og situation
Konflikt, oprør og civilsamfund
Postmoderne udviklingsteori
NGO advocacy, lobbyisme
Regional kompetence:
Libanon, ophold og arbejde, 2002-2003 og 2005, 2012, 2013
Syrien, ophold og arbejde, 2004 og 2012
Jordan, ophold og arbejde, 2003-2004
Godt kendskab til Libanon, Syrien, Jordan, Israel, Palæstina, Balkan

Uddannelse og kurser

Cand.scient.soc., samfundsvidenskab, udvikling og internationale relationer, Aalborg Universitet
Tillægsmodul i skriftelig journalistik, Danmarks medie- og journalisthøjskole
“Modern history of Jordan and the M.E.”, University of Jordan

Ansættelser og anden arbejdserfaring

Journalist, kronikør og udviklingspolitiks kommentator, Kristeligt Dagblad m.fl. (for nuværende)
Foredragsholder, Det arabiske forår, Mellemøsten, Konflikten i Syrien (for nuværende)
Brian Esbensen er Mellemøst-redaktør, Magasinet RÆSON (ophørt august 2013)
Rådgivende Konsulent, Aarhus kommunes internationale kontor, Nis, Serbien (ophørt maj 2011)
Projektansvarlig, Arab NGO Network for Development, Beirut, Libanon (ophørt juni 2004)
Projektkoordinator og praktikant, Norwegian People’s Aid, Beirut, Libanon (ophørt jan. 2003)
Underviser, Dansk Røde Kors asylafdeling (ophørt sep. 2002)

Bestyrelser, tillidsposter og netværk

Tidligere medlem af Dansk Flygtningehjælps bestyrelse i Aalborgs frivillig-afdeling
Tidligere aktiv i diverse græsrodsarbejde

Produktion

Udgivelser:

Flere bidrag til e-bogen “Efter det Arabiske Forår”, RAESON, 2012 Se: http://raeson.dk/2012/ny-ebog-fra-r%C3%A6sonefter-det-arabiske-forar-%E2…

Kronikker, analyser, internationale kommentarer og baggrundsartikler i div. magasiner og dagblade, bl.a.

Artiklen “På flugt til fredens by”, Kristeligt Dagblad, om syriske flygtninge i Tyrkiet: http://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/artikel/460378:Udland–Paa-flugt-til-fr…

Kronikken “De islamiske partier har vundet – skal vi være nervøse?”, Kristeligt Dagblad, om de første frie valg efter det arabiske oprør: http://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/artikel/448338:Kronik–Deislamiske-part…

Personligt tilbageblik på Syrien-reportage tur, Politiken: http://politiken.dk/debat/profiler/brianesbensen/ECE2065475/sidste-aar-e…

International kommentar vedr. situationen i Syrien, Information: http://www.information.dk/313042

Kronik i Berlingske, Civilisationernes sammenstød er en farlig myte: http://www.b.dk/kronikker/civilisationskrig-er-en-farlig-myte

Sprog

Dansk - Modersmål
Engelsk - Beherskes flydende
Tysk - Godt kendskab
Arabisk - Noget kendskab

Opfordringer fra Brian Esbensens FB-vennerkreds til at sætte sig ind i virkeligheden, som ved at læse  Klaus Wivels: Den sidste Nadver eller læse Amnesty Internationals rapporter afviser Esbensen med at han allerede “har læst wivels makværk af en ‘bog’”. Jacob Mchangama kalder Esbensen for en skændsel og forsøger at højne debatten med nogle artikler fra BBCThe Guardian,CNNThe Independent, og The New Statesman, der alle utvetydigt beskriver muslimsk forfølgelse af kristne fordi de er kristne. Tidligere har jeg også henvist til BBC og Raymond Ibrahim. Men man kan også blot google det. De kristne bliver forfulgt fordi de er kristne. Esbensen har ingen undskyldning for ikke at vide det og ingen undskyldning for at benægte det.

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