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Articles Posted in October 2006

 

One on One: A woman's work in progress

(30Oct 06)“…If you own a computer and hadn't heard the name "Wafa Sultan" prior to last February, you were bound to have become familiar with it since then. A record eight million hits and counting have been charted on a six-minute video clip in which Sultan, a Syrian-born, Los Angeles-based pundit (trained as a psychiatrist) slams Al Jazeera host Faisal al-Qasim and guest Ibrahim Al-Khouli about the ills of Islam…. she does not hold with the opinion that Islam was "hijacked" by extremists. On the contrary, she says, serious research into the holy texts led to her own personal rejection of the religion. The faith, she says, cannot be reformed, but rather has to be "transformed."… One on One: A woman's work in progress The Jerusalem Post  “…Anyone hearing the keynote address she gave earlier this month at the conference "Women in the Middle East - the Beacon of Change" would have been hard pressed to disagree with her assessment. Not that the other panelists - myself excepted - had anything rosy to report on the treatment of their countries' female population. In fact, the only "disagreement" among the participants, who hailed from Egypt , Tunis , Libya , Lebanon , Iraq , Saudi Arabia and Sultan, from Syria , was the extent to which women could and would ever be able to enjoy freedom under Islamic regimes….”

The Dark Ages—Live from the Middle East

(30Oct 06) “…The most frightening aspect of the present war is how easily our premodern enemies from the Middle East have brought a stunned postmodern world back into the Dark Ages….Twenty-four hundred years ago, Socrates was executed for unpopular speech. The 18th-century European Enlightenment gave people freedom to express views formerly censored by clerics and the state. Just imagine what life was like once upon a time when no one could write music, compose fiction or paint without court or church approval?.... Beheading? As we saw with Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, our Neanderthal enemies in the Middle East have resurrected that ancient barbarity -- and married it with 21st-century technology to beam the resulting gore instantaneously onto our computer screens. Xerxes and Attila, who stuck their victims' heads on poles for public display, would've been thrilled by such a gruesome show….” The Dark Ages—Live from the Middle East . Victor Davis Hanson, The Washington Times “…Since September 11, 2001, the West has fought enemies who are determined to bring back the nightmarish world we thought was long past. And there are lessons Westerners can learn from radical Islamists' ghastly efforts. First, the Western liberal tradition is fragile and can still disappear. Just because we have sophisticated cell phones, CAT scanners and jets does not ensure we are permanently civilized or safe. Technology used by the civilized for positive purposes can easily be manipulated by barbarians for destruction. Second, the Enlightenment is not always lost on the battlefield. It can be surrendered through either fear or indifference as well….The Goths and Vandals did not sack Rome solely through the power of their hordes; they also relied on the paralysis of Roman elites who no longer knew what it was to be Roman -- much less whether it was any better than the alternative….”

Metaphor hides mufti's real message

(29Oct 06) “…When you cut the colour out of the mufti's speech - when you drop the references to cats, to uncovered meat, and even to Satan - his message doesn't become more palatable, it is horrific…..Cut back to basics, what is the mufti saying - that men cannot be trusted in the company of women? That they are so driven by sordid, sexual urges, they will pounce upon any female… Tanveer Ahmed is a Sydney-based psychiatrist who is writing a book about Islam in Australia . He says the great shame is that "many, many" Muslim men, young and old, regard women - particularly Western women - as "less than ideal". "The mufti meant exactly what he said, and those views are widely held," Dr Ahmed said…I did my own little poll this morning, of a security guard and others who are Muslim, and all said they agreed with the mufti, that he is absolutely right. "It comes from households, where young Muslims get the message that white girls are different, and that women in general are a corrupting influence…” Metaphor hides mufti's real message, Caroline Overington, The Australian “….When they are growing up, they are told they are not allowed to participate in much of Western life, they cannot drink, they cannot go to parties. "And when they are very young, I think they would love to participate - but then they get older, and suddenly, they find they have developed a contempt for the society in which they live."…. Dr Karen Green concluded that women were so sexualised within Islamic society "that it is assumed that any private encounter between a woman and a man will be sexual. Women are thus assumed to have two functions, and these are sex and child-bearing. "By submitting to headscarf, chador or burka, women allow men to divide and conquer. Women are either 'good' - which is to say obedient - or they are 'bad'…”

REPOSTED! Egyptian Rapist Blames his victim

(29Oct 06) Egyptian born Sheik Hilaly would have us believe that his comments about short skirts and rape were taken out of context. He and his dissembling and dissimulating supporters fool no-one.

I originally posted this on May 20, 2005. It light of Hilaly's recent outburst it makes for interesting reading and reflection. Egyptian Rapist Blames his victim

REPOSTED! Preserving The Islamic Identity in The West

(29Oct 06) In light of Sheik Hilaly's comments earlier this week its worth revisiting this article which first appeared on the now defunct 18th issue of Nida'ul Islam magazine April - May 1997 published by the Islamic Youth Movement attached to the Lakemba Mosque. That's 10 years ago. Note the reference to the Kuffar, (all non Muslims) as the equivalent of “sewer water”. I originally posted this on my site back in 2002.

“…A major component of the education system is to turn the students into 'good Australians'. To be a good Australian means to obey the laws of the land even if they conflict with the laws of Allah (s.w.t). We see this from the earliest stages of the child's education in the form of flag-raising ceremonies each morning in which the children sing the national anthem and stand in respect as the flag of the non-Muslims is raised over their heads…. By the time the child passes through the digestive tract of the Kaffir educational system, he or she will probably see him/herself as an Australian first and a Muslim second….It is a fact of life that we must, to some extent, keep close company with the Kuffar. This is almost unavoidable given that we work, study and, unfortunately, play with them…” Preserving The Islamic Identity in The West .  “… As such, we must be very careful of mixing with the Kuffar because, whether we realise it or not, we are assuming some of their behaviour and beliefs…. There are many ways in which too much contact with the Kuffar will lead to us losing our identities… the best protection is to keep amongst other Muslims. Whilst it is a necessity for some contact with the Kuffar, we should limit it to the bare minimum and make sincere efforts to offset it with contact with other Muslims. This is an important part of keeping our Islamic identity and indeed keeping Islam alive in this country…. The likeness of Islam and Kuffar is like that of fresh clear spring water and water brought up from the bottom of a suburban sewer. If even a drop of the filthy water enters the clear water, the clarity diminishes. Likewise it only takes a drop of the filth of disbelief to contaminate Islam in the West…”.

REPOSTED! Australia Continues to give asylum to Muslim brothers

(29Oct 06) According to The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday October 28 th , Sheik Hilaly was a member of The Muslim Brotherhood, but left it because it became too extreme . In this context I again thought it worth reposting this link Australia Continues to give asylum to Muslim brothers from April 4 this year. In essence they (brotherhood members)  are being allowed into Australia because they are able to spin the line that they persecuted in their home countries.

Politically Correct War

(25Oct 06) “…Have we lost the will to win wars? Not just in Iraq , but anywhere? Do we really believe that being nice is more important than victory?.... Unwilling to accept that war is, by its nature, a savage act and that defeat is immoral , influential officers are arguing for a kinder, gentler approach to our enemies. They're going to lead us into failure, sacrificing our soldiers and Marines for nothing: Political correctness kills… We're back to struggling to win hearts and minds that can't be won… The good news is that the Army and Marine Corps worked together on the new counterinsurgency doctrine laid out in Field Manual 3-24 (the Army version). The bad news is that the doctrine writers and their superiors came up with fatally wrong prescriptions for combating today's insurgencies…” Politically Correct War by Ralph Peters, New York Post  “….Astonishingly, the doctrine ignores faith-inspired terrorism and skirts ethnic issues in favour of analysing yesteryear's political insurgencies…the doctrine writers ignored today's reality…..In war, you don't get points for good manners. It's about winning ….We discount the value of ferocity - as a practical tool and as a deterrent. But war's immutable law - proven yet again in Iraq - is that those unwilling to pay the butcher's bill up front will pay it with compound interest in the end….The new counterinsurgency doctrine is dishonest and cowardly…”

The veiled conceit of multiculturalism

(25Oct 06) How tolerant must a free society be of those who are intolerant of the values it holds dear? This question is at the heart of a controversy that has flared up in Britain over the past fortnight concerning Muslim women who wear nikabs, burkas and other face coverings that allow little more than the eyes to be seen…. The debate over the veil is not confined to Britain . It is an important one for any Western country with a sizeable community of Islamic immigrants, including Australia - though we have, happily, been far more successful at integrating Muslim newcomers than many other Western European nations and the veil is not the feature of public life here that it is there. But when women wear headcoverings that hide the face, they are committing a powerful act that has political as well as religious overtones and which sends a message that many people find threatening….” The veiled conceit of multiculturalism , The Australian Editorial, Oct 24 th 2006  “…At its heart is the question of where tolerance should end and the old adage, "When in Rome , do as the Romans", should kick in. While tolerance is certainly a positive virtue that should be strived for, it cannot be a cultural suicide pact. A culture that is tolerant of those who are intolerant of its freedoms is ripe for destruction, and bit by bit will see all it values eroded. And radical Islam knows this…. If it is true that the past is another country, then what confronts the West today is not so much a clash of civilisations as a clash of centuries. The jumbo jets that have enabled the mass immigration from Muslim countries to the West are, in effect, time machines that have brought millions of people from a pre-Enlightenment world… Government-supported ethnic essentialism ultimately leads to segregation - anathema to an immigrant nation such as ours whose success lies in the adoption of common values rather than the preservation of divisive behaviours….”

Sweden 's Muslim minister turns on veil

(25Oct 06)“…The latest media darling of Scandinavian politics is not only black, beautiful and Muslim; she is also firmly against the wearing of the veil…..Nyamko Sabuni, 37, has caused a storm as Sweden's new integration and equality minister by arguing that all girls should be checked for evidence of female circumcision; arranged marriages should be criminalised; religious schools should receive no state funding; and immigrants should learn Swedish and find a job…” Sweden 's Muslim minister turns on veil The Sunday Times “…Supporters of the centre-right government that came to power last month believe that her bold rejection of cultural diversity may make her a force for change across Europe . Her critics are calling her a hardliner and even an Islamophobe…”

On Iraq, Short Memories

(24Oct 06) ‘…If you read even respectable journals these days, including this one, you would think that no more than six or seven people ever supported going to war in Iraq. A recent piece in The Post's Style section suggested that the war was an "idea" that President Bush "dusted off" five years after Bill Kristol and I came up with it in the Weekly Standard….. I certainly had never based my judgment on American intelligence, faulty or otherwise, much less on the intelligence produced by the Bush administration before the war. I don't think anyone else did either. I had formed my impressions during the 1990s entirely on the basis of what I regarded as two fairly reliable sources: the U.N. weapons inspectors, led first by Rolf Ekeus and then by Richard Butler; and senior Clinton administration officials, especially President Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, William Cohen and Al Gore…” On Iraq, Short Memories , Washington Post “…I recall being particularly affected by the book Butler published in 2000, "The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Growing Crisis of Global Security," in which the chief U.N. inspector, after years of chasing around Iraq, wrote with utter certainty that Hussein had weapons and was engaged in a massive effort to conceal them from the world. "This is Saddam Hussein's regime," Butler wrote: "cruel, lying, intimidating, and determined to retain weapons of mass destruction."… I remember listening to Albright compare Hussein to Hitler and warn that if not stopped, "he could in fact somehow use his weapons of mass destruction" or "could kind of become the salesman for weapons of mass destruction."… Cohen wrote, Hussein would "stay in power -- a thug in control of a crucial Middle Eastern nation. He will remain what he is, a despot who runs a criminal regime. He will continue to oppress and murder his own people . . . and resume support of terrorism abroad. He is who he is. He deserves no second chance." I agreed with that judgment then. I still do today. It's interesting to watch people rewrite history, even their own….”

We are biased, admit the stars of BBC News

(23Oct 06) “….A leaked account of an 'impartiality summit' called by BBC chairman Michael Grade, is certain to lead to a new row about the BBC and its reporting on key issues, especially concerning Muslims and the war on terror.

It reveals that executives would let the Bible be thrown into a dustbin on a TV comedy show, but not the Koran, and that they would broadcast an interview with Osama Bin Laden if given the opportunity. Further, it discloses that the BBC's 'diversity tsar', wants Muslim women newsreaders to be allowed to wear veils when on air…” We are biased, admit the stars of BBC News “…At the secret meeting in London last month, which was hosted by veteran broadcaster Sue Lawley, BBC executives admitted the corporation is dominated by homosexuals and people from ethnic minorities, deliberately promotes multiculturalism, is anti-American, anti-countryside and more sensitive to the feelings of Muslims than Christians….On the show, celebrities are invited to throw their pet hates into a dustbin and it was imagined that Baron Cohen chose some kosher food, the Archbishop of Canterbury, a Bible and the Koran. Nearly everyone at the summit, including the show's actual producer and the BBC's head of drama, Alan Yentob, agreed they could all be thrown into the bin, except the Koran for fear of offending Muslims…”

Labour loses faith in multiculturalism

(21Oct 06)“…At his press briefing yesterday, the Prime Minister made it clear his Government's approach to cultural diversity had changed. He may have couched his position in careful language, but the conclusion was inescapable: integration, rather than multi-cultural separatism, is now official policy…..He was, in effect, affirming that the contentious views expressed over recent weeks by Jack Straw, Ruth Kelly and John Reid were not maverick individual opinions, but part of a larger, concerted revision of the Cabinet's stand…” Labour loses faith in multiculturalism telegraph.co.uk “…Ministers are now clearly ready to embrace the argument that they have attacked for many years as insensitive, even bigoted: if Britain is to succeed in absorbing diverse peoples, ethnic minorities must accept the mores of their adopted country…Most crucially, the Government's new stand implies that there is an obligation on the part of all those who settle in this country to relate to the larger society and to accommodate its expectations…we cannot afford to encourage a form of "voluntary apartheid" by allowing minority groups to withdraw into cultural isolation…”

The Cross belongs at the heart of British culture

(21Oct 06)“….Silence has been the notable response from the bishops of the Church of England to the decision by British Airways to forbid employees from visibly wearing even a tiny cross on a necklace…. Perhaps the bishops do not see Britain as a Christian country. The evidence is to the contrary. The Church of England is established by law; the Head of State is the Supreme Governor of that Church. Christian culture, the majority culture of the country, is exemplified all around us, in reality not just theory, by the cross. From the seven-ton cross atop St Paul's Cathedral, to the cross on the crown of the Queen on every postage stamp, the symbol is everywhere…The Cross belongs at the heart of British culture telegraph.co.uk “…..Some discussions of religious symbols in recent days have shown an exaggerated fear that the sight of the cross might offend. That is woolly thinking. Individuals can be offended by anything – one Persian sect shies away from lettuces. But the cross is not offensive in the way a Nazi swastika is. It signifies no wicked or lawless intent: quite the opposite…. What is needed is a reduction in legislation that is intended to grant rights and prevent offence. Its effect is merely to provoke antagonism and encourage litigious campaigning. Instead, there should be the exercise of good manners and common sense. If there are people who want to dress in a way that precludes them from performing their work, then they should not expect to stay in that job….”

(North Korea) The Broken State

(15Oct 06) “….About 7000 North Koreans have made it to the South but more than 50,000 remain trapped in China . Each of them with stories that paint such a horrifying picture of life under Kim Jong-il that they complain no one believes them. "It is no use, the southerners just can't imagine it,"… The great hunger started in the early '80s when Kim took over the day-to-day running of the government from his father, Kim Il-sung. They rejected China 's advice to embrace private farming and instead doubled the size of the military, buying arms from the Soviet Union and planning a blitzkrieg invasion of the South, then racked by political unrest…In Kim Jong-il's world, everything is smoke and mirrors. The people know nothing of the outside world and readily believe they are living in paradise: just as the outside world can only guess what is going on inside North Korea . Only Kim knows the truth….” The Broken State by Jasper Becker “…By the early 1990s, a family of four received only 9kg of grain to last two weeks, barely enough to feed one person. At the Musan iron-ore mine, rationing ceased completely in 1993 and two years later all production stopped….. The Korean Workers Party used terror to keep the population under control. Across North Korea there were uprisings, rumours of assassination attempts and military rebellions….While three million starved to death, Kim lived like a Marxist sun king with 10 palaces, each set in sprawling grounds with golf courses, stables for his horses, garages full of motorcycles and hundreds of luxury cars, shooting ranges, swimming pools, cinemas, fun parks, jetskis and hunting grounds stocked with deer and duck. The palaces are staffed by his personal entourage of 2000 doctors, nurses, cooks, maids and valets, gardeners, masseurs, dancing troupes and bodyguards….All the normal government and party institutions have long ceased to function. Everyone lives in constant fear, not even daring to speak openly to spouses or children in case they are betrayed. …”

What it really feels like to wear a Burqu

(15Oct 06) “…What I can see of the world, I'm seeing through a crocheted panel set into the black material. It stops me from really seeing where I am going and it stops me from seeing what's going on to my left or right. I feel like a blinkered horse, forced to look straight ahead, undistractedly by what may be happening on either side of me. The first thing I realise, apart from the fact that it is incredibly hot and airless under the thick black material is that I can no longer communicate with the people I pass. On a pedestrian crossing, I turn to smile my thanks at the driver who's stopped to let me cross. But black material hides the gesture. I perch on the red bench at the bus stop. There are ten other people in the queue, many of different nationalities. The bus is late and there's a comradely growl of complaint about London Transport as yet another bus of the wrong number comes round the corner. It's a tiny moment of human communication and relationship which I, in the solitude of my black tent, am wholly excluded from. No one even bothers to look in my direction. It makes me feel less than human…..” Dressed like this, no one can tell anything about me and in that absence of familiar signals, there are only assumptions based on fear…” What it really feels like to wear a Burqu  Daily Mail “…Male and female bedouins first wore veils to shield themselves from sandstorms and it wasn't until the 10th century that the garment was imposed across the Middle East to diminish the status of women. It is not a widespread custom. There are no burqas in largely Muslim Indonesia, Malaysia or Bangladesh . In the Seventies I lived and worked in Kuwait where most of my strictly Muslim friends took pride in their Western dress…It's tricky getting off the bus. The sight panel floats in front of my eyes, so that, unless I pull it down with one hand, I cannot see the ground directly beneath me. …. stare at her as she approaches but, of course, I'm just a mobile black shape. I'm nobody. Then I think that if she was also dressed as I am, I wouldn't recognise her either. Two friends could pass each other by a matter of a few feet and be none the wiser… The burqa is different. It says, or at least to me it seems to say, "I don't want to have anything to do with you" and, at this level, it is hard not to see it as a rejection of our society and of our world, especially of the way in which women live in our world… bought a glittery black and silver top and paid in cash. The cashier took the money briskly, not bothering to smile or joke or engage in any of the normal platitudes…”

Christian BA employee to take legal action over suspension for wearing cross

(15Oct 06) “…A committed Christian said today she planned to take legal action against her employers British Airways after the airline ruled that displaying her crucifix breached uniform rules…The airline's uniform code states that staff must not wear visible jewellery or other 'adornments' while on duty without permission from management. It makes exceptions for Muslim and Sikh minorities by allowing them to wear hijabs and turbans ….Under rules drawn up by BA's 'diversity team' and 'uniform committee', Sikh employees can even wear the traditional iron bangle - even though this would usually be classed as jewellery - while Muslim workers are also allowed prayer breaks during work time…” Christian BA employee to take legal action over suspension for wearing cross by Jane Merrick “…Following a meeting with her managers on 22 September 2006, Customer Service Manager Caroline Girling told Miss Eweida in a letter: "You have been sent home because you have failed to comply with a reasonable request. "You were asked to cover up or remove your cross and chain which you refused to do. "British Airways uniform standards stipulate that adornments of any kind are not to be worn with the uniform…"

Recommendations for the West

(15Oct 06) “…The West at the beginning of the 21st century suffers from a lack of cultural confidence, and is in some ways engaged in an internal struggle over the very meaning of Western civilization. This ideological “war within the West” has helped paved the way for the physical “war against the West” that is waged by Muslim Jihadists, who quite correctly view our creed of Multiculturalism and our acceptance of Muslim immigration as signs of weakness and that the West has lost contact with its civilizational roots…. I would suggest that one thing we should fight for is national sovereignty and the right to preserve our own culture and pass it on to future generations. We are fighting for the right to define our own laws and national policies, not to be held hostage by Leftist Utopians, unaccountable NGOs, transnational progressives or self-appointed guardians of the truth….” Recommendations for the West, The Fjordman Report “…Multiculturalism is wrong because not all cultures are equal….Leftists who dislike Western civilization use Multiculturalism to undermine it, a hate ideology disguised as tolerance. Multiculturalism equals the unilateral destruction of Western culture…Writer Raymond Kraft explains Western softness very well: The Islamic movement “has turned the civility of the United States and Europe into a weapon and turned it against us. It has weaponized niceness, it has weaponized compassion, it has weaponized the fundamental decency of Western Civilization. We have become too civilized to defeat our enemies, perhaps too civilized to survive….”

Citizenship:  Make Your Voice Heard

(11Oct 06) The Federal Government is inviting submissions from individuals & organizations on   the merits of introducing a formal citizenship test, including seeking a commitment to Australian values. Comments are particularly sought on four key questions.
-   Should Australia introduce a formal citizenship test?
-   How important is knowledge of Australia for Australian citizenship?
-  What level of English is required to participate as an Australian citizen?
- How important is a demonstrated commitment to Australia 's way of life and values for those intending to settle permanently in Australia or spend a significant period of time in Australia ?

The Australian Government encourages submissions from  individuals. These submissions will be considered in the formation of future policy.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD Send your  submission  to :
Citizenship Taskforce
DIMIA
PO Box 25
BELCONNEN  ACT  2616
Or send it by email

T ell the Government what you really think!!!!!  They have taken a step in the right direction.

YOUR SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN BY FRIDAY17th NOVEMBER 2006

No excuse for terror

(10Oct 06)This is an excellent,  very powerful 4 part presentation No excuse for terror Each segment runs approx 10 mins

A warning to Islamofascist Terrorists

(07Oct 06)“….I suspect that you have found recent events in Lebanon rather disconcerting. One of your leaders, Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezb'allah, is quoted as saying: “ We did not think, even one percent, that the capture would lead to a war at this time and of this magnitude. You ask me, if I had known on July 11 … that the operation would lead to such a war, would I do it? I say no, absolutely not ….” Your traditional strategy, of using terrorist tactics while counting on your enemies to adhere to the rules of diplomacy and formal warfare, doesn't seem to be working any more….What you have really done, by past decades of terrorism, is open a Pandora's Box of horrors that may ultimately harm you and your people more than anyone else. This toughening of the tactics of Western powers is merely an example of Magruder's Law that: “Combat inevitably sinks to the lowest common denominator of the combatants. If you like to wrestle in the mud and your opponent likes to gouge out eyes, then sooner or later you will both be eye-gouging in the mud….”   A warning to Islamofascist Terrorists, The American Thinker “…Civilization is essentially a compact of non-violence, a mutual agreement that certain measures will not be used by any party under any circumstances. Pieces of paper like the Geneva conventions are merely reiterations of that agreement….Magruder's Law may not apply during a short combat. It sometimes takes years or even a generation. During the Viet Nam War, when American troops were exposed for the first time to dirty no-holds-barred guerrilla warfare, the first signs of retaliation under stress appeared only near the end, in incidents such as the My Lai massacre, which may have been inspired by the Viet Cong's prior massacre of Montagnard refugees at Dak Son ….You seem to have forgotten that the basic purpose of terrorism is to terrorize, to make your enemy cower, panic, and flee. Thus, successful terrorism is always a conspicuous exception to Magruder's Law. On the other hand, when terrorism does not frighten the enemy but makes him more angry, the consequent escalation may be more than the terrorist bargained for and may work to his downfall—especially if his resources are inferior to those of his enemy….”

Taqiyya and Kitman- A Refresher

(07Oct 06) “….Islamic spokesmen commonly use taqiyya (lawful lying) as a form of ‘outwitting'. The matter under discussion is not to be debated or discussed;… Role playing as victim: Claiming to be 'the victim' of religious discrimination and intolerance during debate or discussion is another form of distraction and ‘outwitting'….. . Diversion: For example, questions relating to the 9/11 terrorists attacks will be diverted by a causally irrelevant counter reference to the plight of the Palestinians…. Exploiting cognitive dissonance: Islamic spokesman tend to be baffle television interviewers and puzzle viewers as they resort to double talk ‘clichés and platitudes' concerning Islam….” Taqiyya and Kitman- A Refresher  “…A state of cognitive dissonance-holding two contradictory beliefs and attempting to resolve them- is induced in viewers as they attempt to process the claim that Islam is a peaceful religion with the dissonant facts of Islamic terrorist acts and operations…. The tactical use of children: Australia television viewers noted that interviews with terrorist suspects raided by security authorities invariably featured veiled women holding small children or a baby as they protested their husband's innocence and attested to his innate goodness. Trembling fingers pointed to ‘damage' to the family residence. In some interviews the suspect / father holds the child, whilst denying involvement or knowledge of terrorism in any sense of the word: an example of taqiyya in the age of impressions and perception management…”

Show Them Whose Boss in France

(07Oct 06) “…Here are today's headlines in Belgium 's (only) Sunday newspaper De Zondag . Page One: “No Sign of Revolt in Belgium Yet.” Page Five: “Violence Moves Towards Belgium .” It almost sounds like a weather forecast, anticipating the onslaught of a hurricane that is inevitably coming….Unlike their fathers, who came to France from Muslim countries, accepting that, whilst remaining Muslims themselves, they had come to live in a non-Muslim country, the rioters see France as their country. They were born here. This land is their land. And since they are Muslims, this land, or at least a part of it, is Muslim as well….Europe willingly opened the door to the Muslims, not just by allowing large-scale immigration on an unprecedented level, but also by encouraging the newcomers to retain their culture. Several million Muslim immigrants allowed in at a speed and scale that was unique in history. As Bat Ye'or wrote, “even in the course of the European colonization, the emigration of Europeans to the colonies took place at an infinitely slower pace. The number of European colonists, including their descendants, even after a maximum of one or two centuries, was incomparably lower than that of present-day Muslim immigrants in each of the countries of Europe after only three decades….” Show Them Whose Boss in France by Paul Belian  “…In the “Resolution of Strasbourg,” passed unanimously by the general assembly of the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation on June 7-8, 1975, more than 200 Members of Parliament from Western European countries, representing all shades of the political spectrum (except the far right), unanimously agreed to allow Arab immigrants to bring their culture and religion to Europe, to promote it and spread it. The parliamentarians stressed “the contribution that the European countries can still expect from Arab culture, notably in the area of human values” and asked the European governments “to accord the greatest priority to spreading Arab culture in Europe … The Muslims resent the outsiders paternalizing them and interfering with their way of life in the suburbs of all Western Europe 's major cities. Their message is: get out of our way, get out of our territory, and: you act like you think you're the boss but we'll show you who really is… .”

Defeating Defeatism-The End of the Phony War

(01Oct 06)“…There is now a critical mass of Europeans who see clearly that Islam and Muslim immigration constitute a mortal danger to their freedom and their civilization. They feel confused and scared, but first of all angry. If this is the true face of Islam, doesn't that mean that our academic elites, our media and our political leaders have lied to us systematically for decades?.... What we need now is anger. Anger gives you energy, instead of the resigned passivity bred by defeatism….It wasn't the Americans or the Israelis who brought us into this mess, and it certainly wasn't the Indian dentist or the Chinese shopkeeper down the corner. It was in fact our very own EU elites…“European unity” only exists whenever Brussels wants to subvert the democratic process in individual member states and force more Islam down our throats, selling us out behind our backs through the intricate networks of the Euro-Arab Dialogue (the essence of Bat Ye'or's book Eurabia) ..” Defeating Defeatism-The End of the Phony War by Wolfgang Bruno “….. There is a growing estrangement between the peoples of Europe and their elites. People sense that they are not being told the truth, and feel betrayed. Somebody needs to show them just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Publish Bat Ye'or's book “Eurabia” online, both in the full version and in abridged versions of 50 and 5 pages. Pay the author whatever she wants for the copyrights, and encourage the translation of the book into multiple European languages. Store it online on websites such as Faith Freedom International and Jihad Watch , as well as major blogs based outside of Eurabian jurisdiction, and encourage visitors to download the text or display it on their own websites. This principle could be repeated with a number of books critical of Islam, creating a flood of information bypassing politically correct media and official censorship…It would cost a fraction of the war in Iraq, and achieve a lot more, both in the West and in the world in general….the West in general and Europe in particular has lost its way at the beginning of the 21st century. Perhaps this life-and-death struggle with Islam is precisely the slap in the face that we need to regroup and revitalize our civilization…..It will require Europeans, Westerners and infidels in general to grow some backbone, end appeasement and openly confront the very real Islamic threat we are now facing….”

Danish wake-up call on Islam

(01Oct 06)“…Islamists and Naivists," by Karen Jespersen and Ralf Pittelkow, has since risen to the top of the best-seller list and is causing a sensation in Denmark - in part because the authors are establishment figures previously known for their progressive attitudes toward Islam and integration…. The book's main argument is that Europeans who ignore the threat posed by Islamists belong to a new and dangerous tribe of "naivists," a term coined by the authors….the book also equates Islamic fundamentalists with Nazis and Communists…Danish analysts say the book reflects the extent to which skepticism about Islam has invaded the European political mainstream…."The book is significant because it shows how attacks against Islam are no longer limited to people on the right, but have become acceptable, even fashionable, among people close to the establishment," said Jakob Nielsen, a commentator for the left-leaning newspaper Politiken…” Danish wake-up call on Islam , International Herald Tribune “…The mixture of political correctness and fear all too often leads to compliance with Islamism," Pittelkow writes in the book. "The fatal mistake of the naivists was to cave into demands for Islamic-style censorship… Denmark and the rest of Europe need to integrate their existing Muslim communities," Pittelkow said. "Multiculturalism has gone too far ."….For many Muslims, the book's most incendiary passages are those comparing "Islamism" with Nazism and communism. But Pittelkow insists that all three movements have totalitarian impulses and seek to control people's lives. Islamists, he says, include not just terrorists but also include Muslims who seek to impose their values on Europe in the name of religion. …”If a woman doesn't wear a headscarf, the Islamists will exert maximum pressure and use the threat of violence to make sure that she does,"

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