By Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
….France is a special case. Algeria was an integral part of France for more than a hundred years, from the 1830s until the 1960s. After Algeria won its war for independence in 1962, Algerians who had remained loyal to France emigrated en masse to the former mother country. They were largely secular, but Islamic radicalism remains dormant indefinitely in any expatriate Islamic population. Three generations later, the descendants of those Algerians — who are native French citizens — are turning increasingly to jihad, and are among the “foreign fighters” who have traveled to Syria to fight in the civil war against the Assad regime.
To compound the problem, numerous other Muslim immigrants from various former French colonies in Africa have settled in France over the past two or three decades. As a result, major cities, especially Paris, are surrounded by a ring of suburbs euphemistically known as “Sensitive Urban Zones”. These are no-go zones for ordinary French citizens. Firefighters and ambulance drivers will not enter them without a police escort. The police themselves enter them only when absolutely necessary, and always in large numbers.
Whenever you see footage of “carbecues” and rock-throwing “youths” in media news reports about France, it is almost always shot in these Sensitive Urban Zones. They are, in effect, areas of the country that are no longer governed by France. The laws of the Fifth Republic have been superseded by Islamic law and tribal law, replicating the failed political structures of the Middle East and Africa.
Similar situations may be found to varying degrees in all the countries of Western Europe. From Gothenburg to Barcelona, from Glasgow to Vienna, large concentrations of Muslims with the same characteristics may be found. Women on the street are veiled. The shop signs are in Arabic, Urdu, and Turkish. All the supermarkets sell halal food only. Pork and alcohol are unavailable.
Non-Muslims who venture into these neighborhoods risk being surrounded, harassed, and beaten up by large groups of Muslim men. If they are unveiled females, they also risk sexual harassment and rape. All may expect to be told: “This is a Muslim area. You are not welcome here.”
Any incident that threatens the honor of a Muslim or hurts Islamic feelings may lead to violent demonstrations, rioting, looting, and arson. This is when you see cars burning in the suburbs of Malmö in Sweden, Oslo in Norway, Berlin in Germany, Brussels in Belgium, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Paris in France, and Birmingham in England. This is when angry Muslims take to the streets with signs that read “Behead Those Who Insult the Prophet” or “Islam Will Dominate”.
This is also when presidents, prime ministers, and ministers of the interior appear on state television to reassure their non-Muslim citizens that Islam is a religion of peace, and that these rioters and arsonists do not represent the “real Islam”. They reassure their Muslim citizens — on whose votes they increasingly depend — that the government has pledged to spend more money on mosques, community outreach efforts, integration programs, and other forms of groveling appeasement towards the Islamic community.
“Official” Muslims — those who represent Muslim communities in government bodies, or appear as talking heads on state television — repeatedly “deplore” the intemperate words and violent actions of their “extremist” co-religionists. They tell their audience that such behavior actually goes against Islam. Even so, despite their bland reassurances, thousands upon thousands of Muslims keep taking to the street doing the same things, over and over. And politicians keep promising better integration and better education as preventive measures, over and over.
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. How insane are our political leaders?
As I mentioned earlier, I can say all these things because I am in the United States, and enjoy the protections of the First Amendment. If I were to say them in many Western European countries, I would risk prosecution. No matter how true they are. No matter the factual research. No matter the historical accuracy of anything I say.
The truth is no defense is most European courtrooms, when it comes to “hate speech” show trials. It certainly wasn’t in my case. If anything I say “denigrates” Islam, no matter how factual it is, then I have committed a crime….
by Soeren Kern
Muslim radicals are imposing Islamic norms and values in primary and secondary public schools in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, say school officials, who are asking for stepped-up monitoring of the Salafist groups thought to be behind the Islamization efforts.
At least 25 schools across Hamburg are believed to have been infiltrated by Salafists and other fundamentalist Muslim groups, according to German media reports. But local politicians from the ruling Social Democratic Party (SPD)—a party committed to enforcing multiculturalism in Hamburg—have refused to disclose precisely which schools are affected.
Now, for the first time, a confidential report leaked to the German newspaper Bild identifies seven of the problem schools by name. The schools where Islamist fanatics are “waging a religious war” against non-Muslim teachers and classmates are located in districts across the city, the document says, but the situation in Mümmelmannsberg in eastern Hamburg is “particularly appalling” and “the focus of an organized strategy” by Islamists to recruit new followers.
Teachers and school administrators say that efforts by Muslim fundamentalists to run the schools “according to their own rules” have increased in recent months, and speculation is rife that the document was leaked by someone seeking to force city officials into taking more forceful action.
School principals are being pressured, among other demands, into setting up special prayer rooms for Muslim children, who are increasingly gathering for prayers and shouting Islamist slogans on school playgrounds. Girls are requesting exemptions from gym classes and swimming lessons, and are being harassed if they fail to dress according to Islamic norms.
Teachers at the Öjendorf District School and the An der Glinder Au primary school say that some Muslim parents are being asked by other Muslims to ensure their daughters are dressing according to Islamic standards. The pressure to conform to Islamic norms has been “especially great” at the Mümmelmannsberg District School, where teachers have observed gender discrimination, coercion on clothing issues and cases of religiously motivated violence….
By Paul Wilkinson
…After crossing the city centre and past Bradford University, I travelled about 1.5 miles along the Great Horton Road, through Little Horton which did not seem as deprived as Manningham did, but it was dominated by Pakistani-owned halal food outlets and Asian women’s clothing shops. Virtually none of the takeaways had the Food Standards Agency ‘Hygiene Rating’ sticker in the window, and when that is not visible it usually implies poor hygiene.
Only one other non-Muslim person was in the area, which really did make me feel like an outsider round there, and I felt uneasy when groups of Muslim men were walking behind me, heightened by the fact there was no reason for anyone who was not a Pakistani Muslim to visit an area which is purely Muslim with nothing to offer the non-Muslim Brit.
I turned left into Horton Park Avenue and saw the gigantic 8,000-capacity Suffa Tul Islam Central Mosque in the distance, which was totally out of context with its surroundings, dominating the skyline. It reminded me in some ways of photos of the Taj Mahal, and I was not surprised after discovering that the stone used had been imported from the very same quarry in India, from which the Taj Mahal was built.
After spending the evening elsewhere, I ventured back into Little Horton and walked down Great Horton Road again, and I must admit to being scared at times. I had the hood of my coat up for protection against the cold wind but felt very self-conscious when taking it down, especially when groups of men and youths came out of takeaways, and me being the only non-Muslim on the entire length of the road during my journey.
My visit to Bradford was a reminder of what I already knew regarding Muslim immigration, what the natives in Bradford already know and indeed what virtually everyone else knows, but not many people want to talk about it; namely that allowing Muslims to settle into the country has been a total failure for so many reasons.
Bradford is a lost city after having left Muslims virtually unhindered. The tipping point was years ago because of the sheer numbers and the result is that huge swathes of the city are a parallel Pakistani community. Apart from a short distance across the city centre, the 3-4 mile journey I took did not make me feel as though I was in West Yorkshire or northern England at all. The stone buildings were typical of Bradford, but the culture was not English. Within the Pakistani community itself it is divided to an extent according to Mirpur clans and different Islamic sects. There was much more to see but I could not take it anymore!
Nobody has done a thing to stop this, and so the situation has manifested itself and now Bradford is the vision of the future that many other English cities are sleepwalking towards. Unfortunately this is not the ‘end product’ because mass Muslim immigration is ongoing, andMuslims are currently procreating at double the pace of everyone else in Britain….
By Robert Spencer
The California chapter of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) and United Sikhs will hold news conferences tomorrow to “announce the filing of multiple public accommodation complaints with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against Boomers! amusement parks, a subsidiary of Palace Entertainment Holdings.”
They want Boomers! amusement parks to change its policy forbidding headscarves on go-kart rides, dismissing safety concerns as “unfounded” and claiming religious discrimination.
Boomers! attorneys might want to familiarize themselves with this case, which makes it abundantly clear that safety concerns are perfectly well founded, and that this action by Hamas-linked CAIR is about supremacism, not equal rights.
“Muslim woman dies as hijab is caught in go-kart axle,” by Bonnie Malkin, the Telegraph, April 9, 2010…
By Pamela Geller
…The same kinds of things are happening here in America, but when my colleagues and I warn about them, we are called conspiracy theorists. Well, there is conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact. And we do see attempts to further the Islamization of the classroom here, in innumerable large and small ways, pushed by both Muslims and non-Muslims. A Muslim group is pushing for taxpayer-funded halal food in New York City public schools.
Just last year, a Colorado high school principal defended his decision to allow high school students at Rocky Mountain High School to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic — “one nation under Allah.” Do students even begin to understand the implications of a nation under Allah and the sharia?
Non-Muslim Michigan high school girls wore hijabs in school for a class lesson to “explore religion and identity.” In Michigan, a Christian College established a prayer room for Muslims. In Minnesota, a Catholic university installed mini-mosques and Islamic footbaths for Muslims.
School curricula bash Judaism and Christianity and present Islam in an uncritically positive light, without a single word about Islam’s 1,400-year history of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilation, and enslavement. Islamic supremacist groups have for quite some time consulted with public school textbook publishers and made sure that material presented on Islam was heavily slanted, even to the point of proselytizing. Combine that with the anti-Western multiculturalist bias of the publishers themselves, and the result is a large number of public school textbooks that denigrate Judeo-Christian Western civilization and portray Islam in a glowingly positive light.
The American Textbook Council, an independent national textbook monitoring organization, issued a report in 2008 that showed that many commonly used public school textbooks “present an incomplete and confected view of Islam that misrepresents its foundations and challenges to international security.” For example, the popular middle school text Across the Centuries defines jihad as a struggle “to do one’s best to resist temptation and overcome evil.” Another middle school text in common use,History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond, is just as distorted: “Muslims should fulfill jihad with the heart, tongue, and hand. Muslims use the heart in their struggle to resist evil. The tongue may convince others to take up worthy causes, such as funding medical research. Hands may perform good works and correct wrongs.” Not a word about war, conquest, or subjugation.
Islam’s history of conquering and Islamizing non-Muslim cultures is whitewashed as well. A high school textbook, Medieval and Early Modern Times, calls medieval al-Andalus, Islam-ruled Spain, a “multicultural society.” Likewise, History Alive! says that in medieval Spain “a unique culture flourished in cities like Cordoba and Toledo, where Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in peace.” But in reality, Jews and Christians in medieval Spain were subjugated as dhimmis and never had equal rights with Muslims. Even historian Maria Rosa Menocal, who has done a great deal to spread the myth of a tolerant medieval Muslim Spain, admits that in al-Andalus, Jews and Christians “were required to pay a special tax — no Muslims paid taxes — and to observe a number of restrictive regulations: Christians and Jews were prohibited from attempting to proselytize Muslims, from building new places of worship, from displaying crosses or ringing bells. In sum, they were forbidden most public displays of their religious rituals.”
Why are the textbooks this bad? The American Textbook Council report reveals that “Islamic organizations, willing to sow misinformation, are active in curriculum politics. These activists are eager to expunge any critical thought about Islam from textbooks and all public discourse. They are succeeding, assisted by partisan scholars and associations.”
In late May 2010, Wellesley, Massachusetts, public middle school students took a field trip to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center — the controversial Saudi-fundedmega-mosque run by the Muslim American Society of Boston, where the Boston Marathon jihad murderers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went to mosque. There, the students were separated by gender and the boys were asked to join the Muslim adults in their prayer. Several of the public school boys took part.
The implications of this cannot be understated. This is an outrage. Your taxpayer dollars were going to brainwash our children to Islam.
In May 2010, the Islamic Web site Sound Vision published a six-step plan by the founding director of the Council on Islamic Education, Shabbir Mansuri, on how to pressure public school authorities into allowing special accommodation for Muslims.
These included “knowing what laws and regulations govern the issue of religious accommodation”: Islamic groups make skillful use of government directives requiring reasonable accommodation of religious practices. Mansuri also directed Muslims to make friends with a teacher and enlist him or her as an ally, even inviting the teacher over for dinner; to “leave a paper trail, but first, be really nice” (at first!); and to repeat these steps as necessary with the school principal and even the district superintendent. The Muslim complainant is never to give up until the concessions are granted….