Friday, December 31, 2010

Albanian organ trader threatens witnesses

The named Kosovo Albanian organ trafficker Hashim Thaci said that he will reveal names of witnesses that have provided facts about his organized crime involvement, a move that many fear will mean an almost certain death for those witnesses.
“There are witnesses and proofs that show the way in which the report has been prepared,” Thaci said to an Albanian TV station Klan.
Thaci’s statement was made about the report by Swiss Council of Europe deputy Dick Marty which says that Thaci and other senior Albanian gunmen of the ethnic-Albanian guerrilla terrorists known as the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) were involved in organized crime and organ trafficking during and after their 1998-1999 war.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Germany: Terrorism threat remains high, CSU warns

The threat of terrorist attacks in German cities remains acute six weeks after authorities warned of an imminent danger, and tight security measures must remain in place, the Christian Social Union party has said.
Stefan Müller, the Bavarian conservatives’ parliamentary leader in Berlin, said on Thursday that there was no reason to relax the heightened security measures at places such as the Reichstag parliamentary building.“The danger level that was the reason a few weeks ago for heightened security precautions in the parliamentary district, has not changed,” he said.In November, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière warned of “concrete” evidence that Germany faced imminent attacks from Islamic extremists, prompting authorities to boost security at the Reichstag in Berlin as well as transport hubs around the country.Regardless of any existing state of high alert, authorities also had to consider “how the overall security architecture around the parliament can be optimised,” he said.Police in late November closed the popular Reichstag dome and roof to visitors unless they had booked on a tour in advance. The historic building is also protected by temporary fencing patrolled by armed police.Müller said he favoured a security overhaul including a separate visitor security centre where tourists could be screened before entering the building.“When you look at the high number of people going in who are screened each day, the question arises how you change the system,” he said.
DPA/The Local

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Amorality of US Kosovo Policy: Friends with the Snake

By Vojin Joksimovich
No amount of human rights violations against the Serbs; no amount of dead Serbs nor any amount of Serbs whose organs are gruesomely extracted by the Kosovo Albanian KLA terrorists is sufficient for Washington to at least re-examine its wrong policy in the Balkans.
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Germany: Airports demand racial profiling to fight terror

The incoming head of Germany’s main airport lobby group is demanding the nation’s transit authorities use racial profiling to weed out terrorists at security checks. Christoph Blume, the head of Düsseldorf Airport, told daily Rheinische Post on Tuesday that air passengers should be divided into different risk categories, meaning they would be subject varying degrees of scrutiny by airport security.“That way, the security system could become more effective to everyone’s benefit,” said Blume, who will take the helm of the ADV airport association next month.He said profiling passengers according to characteristics such as race, religion and country of origin would allow German airports to avert a further tightening of security.While highly controversial because of its discriminatory nature, racial profiling has also found growing support in some quarters. However, critics fear it would stigmatize entire groups of passengers simply on their looks, faith or from where their trip originated."Such suggestions sound too much like the wish to save some time," said Bernhard Witthaut, the head of the GdP police union, in Berlin on Tuesday. "But it's better to spend half an hour in line than end up dead."But Blume said airports would soon no longer be able to cope with the threat of terrorism. “Each new incident leads to extra checks and security measures. This creates a security escalation that will eventually hit its technical and operational limits,” Blume told the paper.However, Blume still supported the introduction of so-called “naked scanners” that can reveal dangerous objects under clothing at German airports. Currently, backscatter scanners are being tested only in Hamburg before officials decide this spring whether to expand their use nationwide.
The Local

Monday, December 27, 2010

Germany: Holidays a high season for Islamist recruitment

Suspected Islamic extremists are reportedly being closely monitored during the holidays, which German intelligence authorities consider to be a high season for Islamist recruitment.
The period between Christmas and New Year is often used by Islamists to attract new followers who fill their time during breaks from work or school by attending sermons and lectures, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday.During the holidays, Islamists hold seminars and other events to “indoctrinate particularly young people with Salafist preachers,” an intelligence source from the North Rhine-Westphalia Office for the Protection of the Constitution told the paper.“That is not a new development,” the source said.Such seminars were particularly troubling “because they have the space and time to offer group education and exert extremist influence through often charismatic lecturers.”Of particular concern are preachers from the Salafi community which supports a fundamentalist stream of Islam that aims to create a society modelled on the purported original community of the Prophet Mohammed.The star of this scene is a former boxer called Pierre Vogel – also known as Abu Hamza – who pushes a strict interpretation of Islam but publicly condemns violence and terrorism.A group connected to him, called “Invitation to Paradise” was raided by the police the week before last. On orders from Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, officers searched the group’s headquarters and also the homes of leading members for material that could provide a basis on which to ban the organisation.Vogel, a regular preacher at the Al-Nur mosque in the Berlin district of Neukölln, has cancelled several recent events.In the town of Elsdorf west of Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia, a three-day “Islam education meeting” was held between Friday and Sunday. Authorities kept a close eye on it because the teachers at the seminars are considered radical preachers by intelligence agencies that monitor extremism.The meeting included such preachers Hassan Dabbagh from Leipzig and Mohamed Benhsaid from Bonn, both of whom authorities consider radical.Two of the preachers recently faced a complaint – ultimately unsuccessful – by Munich prosecutors that their sermons had criminal associations.
The Local

Sunday, December 26, 2010

German mayor slams ‘Cologne Wailing Wall’ exhibit

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
BERLIN – Mayor of Cologne Jürgen Roters (Social Democratic) and its sister city partnerships, Cologne-Tel Aviv and Cologne-Bethlehem, issued a joint statement last week blasting the long-standing anti- Israel exhibit in his community’s bustling Cathedral Square pedestrian-only zone. According to the resolution, “The anti-Semitic and anti- Israel presentation of the socalled ‘Cologne Wailing Wall’ spreads hatred against humans and feeds anti-Israel resentments.”
Members of the major parties on the Cologne city council, representatives of the Catholic and Evangelical churches, the Society for Christian- Jewish Relations in Cologne, and the local Jewish community also signed the resolution. Roters and the Cologne authorities called on Walter Hermann, the organizer of the “Cologne Wailing Wall,” to “immediately remove the installation that shows contempt for humanity” and said the city of Cologne would no longer accept Hermann’s exhibit and approach. The resolution said that Hermann has displayed his hatefest against Israel since 2004. During his visit to Israel earlier this month, Roters presented the resolution to his Tel Aviv counterparts. Hermann’s display of an anti-Semitic cartoon in January triggered a legal complaint and a grassroots campaign from the non-Jewish theater director Gerd Buurmann. The cartoon showed a man sporting a Star of David on his bib as he devoured a young Palestinian boy with a fork while draped in an American flag and a knife with the word “Gaza.” A glass filled with blood stood next to to his dinner plate. Buurmann filed a legal protest earlier this year, asserting a violation of Germany’s anti-hate law, which prohibits incitement against minority groups. In April, the Cologne public prosecutor dismissed Buurmann’s grievance, saying the cartoon represented criticism of Israel’s policies in Gaza and not hostility toward Jews. The Israeli Embassy then said: “If one shows a figure with an Israeli flag devouring a Palestinian child, this reminds us of the most scurrilous accusations of ritual murder in European anti-Semitism... We don’t interfere in the decisions of German judicial authorities. But at the same time, we are convinced that the cartoon was of a clearly anti-Semitic nature and that it incites hatred and violence. “The claim that one must distinguish between hatred of the Jewish people and hatred of the State of Israel is absolutely inappropriate and leaves a bad taste.” It is unclear if the joint resolution will compel Hermann to pull the plug on his exhibit. Some say anti-Israeli sentiments are high in Cologne, and that this helps explains the civil society’s failure over the years to mount widespread protests against the “Cologne Wailing Wall.”
jpost.com

Saturday, December 25, 2010

WikiLeaks: More Jihadists outed to be among Kosovo Albanians

Former Pakistani chief, Pervez Musharraf casually observed in his book that Kosovo is Jihad.
Said Musharraf:
It is believed in some quarters that while Omar Sheikh was at the LSE [London School of Economics] he was recruited by the British intelligence agency MI-6. It is said that MI-6 persuaded him to take an active part in demonstrations against Serbian aggression in Bosnia and even sent him to Kosovo to join the jihad.
Omar Sheikh is not the only one outed because there are some who out themselves.
Aukai Collins claims to be a mujahid and an FBI informant and in his book he describes his elaborate trip from Middle East over into Albania where Albanian government officials provided accommodation and training for the KLA and incorporated these Jihadists into these Albanian KLA terrorist units.
So, even if we are to consider it incredible that Brits would fan Jihad elsewhere in order to postpone the one inside their country; if we are to dismiss Musharraf, officer who was in Bosnia, as a soldier with no credibility, or consider what Collins describes as effluvia, then here come the WikiLeaks, documents considered by the US government a credible secret.
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M Bozinovich

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Bosnian Muslim Nazi SS Division: Heinrich Himmler and the Formation of the Handzar SS Division

By Carl Savich
SS Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler was instrumental in the formation of the Bosnian Muslim Nazi SS Division Handzar or Handschar during World War II. In 1944, a second Bosnian Muslim SS Division was formed, “Kama”. Himmler, “the architect of genocide”, and “the architect of the Holocaust”, was determined to create an all-Muslim Nazi SS division. Although nominally a “Croatian” or “Croat” formation, Himmler always wanted and envisioned a Muslim division made up of Bosnian Muslims, or “Bosniaks”. The division was even referred to as an “Ustasha” division. But, in fact, Himmler always intended the Handzar Division to be a Bosnian Muslim SS Division under German and Bosnian Muslim military and political control.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oscar Freisinger depicted as SS-officer who sends children Into Gas-chambers

by sheikyermami
‘Whoever opposes multiculturalism is a fascist’
«Vigousse» depicted me as an SS-officer who sends children in the gas. I will sue them…..
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Germany: Jihad terrorist's wife admits collecting money for weapons

"Yes, I wrote texts to publish on the internet and collected money. Of course I knew the money would be spent on weapons. Today, I realise that what I did just made everything worse." Worse in what way? Worse because they got caught, or worse because she was aiding in violence and terror? Most non-Muslim observers will assume that she meant the latter, but given that she likely still holds to the jihad belief-system, given her dress in court, that is not established.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How could Kouchner not know of Albanian organized crime says Canadian detective

Canada’s Captain Stu Kellock, who served as a crimes detective in Kosovo, believes that there is no doubt that France’s Bernard Kouchner had to have known of the Kosovo Albanian organized crime.“I cannot attest that Kouchner knew about the organ trade but there is absolutely no chance that he did not have information about the organized crime in Kosovo. Police commissar informed him [Kouchner] regularly and he himself would act in a fit when he would show up at the place of crime in order to win the media,” Kellock is quoted as saying to the Belgrade TV, RTS, and translated here. It has been suggested by several many that Kouchner, himself a doctor, was part of the Albanian organ trade although just few days ago Kouchner denied he knew anything about it. Kellock says that rumors of Albanian organ trade were circulating during his service in Kosovo – in 2000 and 2001 – but that his staff was so overwhelmed with Albanian crime that, says Kellock, he did not have time to investigate rumors. “Rumors about organ trade appeared even in my time but were not proven. There was talk about a hospital in Pristina and the criminal activity that is going on there, but at the time there were so many other, burning priorities. I had way too few people to be able to investigate rumors,” Kellock is quoted by the RTS. Kellock said that the Pristina hospital moved enormous amounts of money whose source was completely unknown. “In one case, a gun battle broke [at the hospital] when one security guy was killed an one million Deutsche Marks was stolen. Absolutely nobody could explain to us how and why was there one million Marks at the hospital,” said Kellock. Kellock says that organ trade is just one branch of the Albanian organized crime business in Kosovo. “The KLA and the Kosovo Security Force control the border crossings. Afghan heroin, fuel, women, weapons and all kinds of merchandise passes through unimpeded because the vehicles are specially marked,” says Kellock. Kellock cites a case of a UN border guard who attempted to play by the book and enforce the law.“I know of a case when a border guard, in the beginning, did not want to cooperate [with the Albanian criminals] and he made the driver pay the duty… Afterwards, he and his family got threatened with death and he was forced to go to the house of Sabit Geci, and pay the duty back out of his own money and beg for his life and life of his family,” says Kellock. Kellock says that violence was very common and that it was done mostly by Thaci’s men.Kellock takes note of his mission to Albanian border to investigate theft of UN vehicles that were appearing in Albania.“In Tropoje [Serbia-Albania border crossing] I was greeted by the chief of police and several of his officers. We were told that he just killed one man who was held in prison,” Kellock says.Kellock interprets this killing a suggestion that the police chief had control of events and that the chief was visibly disappointed that Kellock did not bring him gifts.The article, which is in Serbian, can be viewed via Google translation service which is not that good.Another insightful interview with Kellock appeared in 2006 on Balkanalysis.com which is edited by Chris Deliso.
M Bozinovich

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kosovo: Organ trader in coalition with chemical weapons dealer?

Recently victorious Kosovo Albanian mob boss Hashim Thaci, named by the Council of Europe as the organ trader, has entered into a political coalition with an Albanian billionaire Behgjet Pacolli whose wealth empire itself is a suspect not just because of his possible chemical weapons dealings.
Council of Europe details rather well Thaci’s criminal escapades, but back in 2007, I wrote on Pacolli citing a rather obscure trade Pacolli made with Russian Biopreparat, a chemical weapons company.
To – and forgive me – quote myself:
“In 1993, Banca del Gottardo was handling the contract between Lugano-based, Pacolli-owned Interplastica and a Soviet-era biological weapons producer Biopreparat. Two former Biopreparat defecties to the West, one in 1989 and 1992, said that the firm never ceased to produce biological weapons”.
Pacolli also dealt with Russia’s drunk, the Yeltsin, and it is to be expected that some intelligence on those dealings will come about in the future.
As for Lugano, and Jim Jatras remembers this, some disgruntled Albanians who live there, a software guy whose picture and family history we have acquired, was threatening a “libel” suit over the article mentioned above – obviously ignorant that in the US anyone can say anything including the truth.
Anywho… “Carla del Ponte investigated KremlinGate and concluded that she could not prosecute because Swiss laws allow bribing of officials,” said I.. and forgive my immodesty.
Incidentally, Muslim Albanians from Kosovo make a perfect al-Qaeda fit not just because they look European and are organized into Muslim crime families like in Afghanistan, but also because their names can be spelled many different ways, a tactic al-Qaeda uses to shield their cells.
Below we see the be-loving Thaci-Paccoli criminal rendezvous.
M Bozinovich

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Austria under fire for promoting trade with Teheran

"The Chamber of Commerce is advising firms on how to circumvent the sanctions against Iran," Vienna Jewish group says.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce’s decision early this month to hold a workshop in Vienna to expand trade with Iran has sparked criticism from Austria’s Jewish community and the European NGO Réalité EU.“The Chamber of Commerce is advising firms on how to circumvent the sanctions against Iran,” the Jewish community said on its website.Michael Tockuss, of the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce, the most important lobbyist of the Holocaust- denying regime in Teheran,” was invited, the Jewish community said.
Austria has contributed to “the diligent construction of commemorative plaques and memorials since the Shoah,” but the Chamber of Commerce does not shy away from trade with Iran, the 7,500-member Jewish community said.According to the community’s statement, current Iranian-Austrian trade relationship reminds one “that under the Nazis, German- Austrian industry profited from the annihilation of Jews.”The Jewish community statement termed Austria’s business deals with Teheran “disgraceful and morally reprehensible.”Dr. Diana Gregor, a political analyst and researcher with Réalité EU, an organization that tracks European- Iranian trade, told The Jerusalem Post this week that “Austria has the reputation of being docile toward Iran.”In June 2009 and this month, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce held seminars to “intensify” business with Iran, said Gregor, an authority on Austrian-Iranian economic relations.“There are roughly 680 Austrian companies that have business relations with Iranian firms or the Iranian state. Some 35 Austrian firms have local branches in Iran and another 500 companies occasionally conduct business with Islamic Republic,” she said.“Austrian companies are earning good money in Iran” but rarely talk publicly about the activity, Gregor added.Austria’s exports to the Islamic Republic have increased by 6 percent since the global economic crisis began, she said.Responding to the criticism, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce said in a statement on its website that “in no way” will the seminar “show participating companies ways to circumvent international sanctions against Iran.”According to the chamber, the concern is to explain to Austrian companies “the restrictions to be considered when commencing business relations with Iran.”Gregor termed the Chamber of Commerce’s explanation a “lame excuse” and a “whitewash” of the real purpose of the workshop.“The Austrian chamber of commerce is continually promoting the expansion of trade relations with the Islamic Republic and is proud of the past performance,” she said.She cited Christoph Leitl, the chamber’s president, as someone who “not only supports the expansion but also actively solicits” Iranian trade.The workshop showcased a who’s who of Austrian political and business leaders. According to the Jewish community, the attendees included Michael Friedl, Austria’s trade representative in Teheran; Dr. Gerta Mlejnek from the chamber; and Dr. Helmut Krehlik of the Austrian Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth.Dr. Robert Granditsch, from the Austrian Federal Financial Ministry, was also present, as was Ferdinand Schipfer from the Österreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft (OeKB), a company owned by Austria’s commercial banks that is the country’s chief “provider of financial and information services to the export industry and the capital market.”Representatives of German companies also participated in the seminar. Dr. Julia Pfeil of the Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie law firm’s Frankfurt office and Hans-Anton Sapper, chief executive officer of the Sapper Global ECS (Export Control Solutions) software company in Kempen, North Rhine-Westphalia, were listed.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Germany’s Hostages in Iran, and “Critical Dialogue” with the Mullahs

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
In October, five German lawmakers—including members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition parties—traveled to Iran in October to meet with a motley crew of leading human rights violators, misogynists, and anti-Semites. The five MPs sought to promote "cultural cooperation" between the two parliaments and countries. Ironically, the five legislators went from a closed society in Iran to a closed-door parliamentary session in Germany to report on their journey.
The taxpayer sponsored political junket with some of Iran’s leading Holocaust deniers raised hardly any attention within the German media at a time when the U.S. is trying to isolate Iran.
Twenty-six-years of German “critical dialogue” and political appeasement toward the Iranian regime is finding its mirror image among many German news outlets and Germany's democracy (and pro-Iranian democrats) is taking the hard hits. The time is ripe for Germany to implement human rights sanctions against Iran’s regime. The first step would be to recall the German ambassador to Iran, Bernd Erbel, as a sign of formal protest.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

U.S.-Backed Kosovo Organ-Traffickers: Will It Matter?

by James George Jatras
One can’t help but wonder how many times we have to be hit over the head before it begins to sink in that America’s intervention in Kosovo was based on a pack of lies from the start.
The “accepted” narrative of Kosovo as the great success story parades under the headline: U.S. and NATO Allies Nobly Stepped in to Stop Genocide by Evil Serbs. The reality was U.S. Dragged NATO Allies Kicking and Screaming Into Support for Muslim Mafia Committing Genocide Against Christian Serbs.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Joschka Fischer's best friend: Council of Europe reports, Kosovo PM is head of human organ and arms ring

by Paul Lewis in Pristina
Kosovo’s prime minister is the head of a “mafia-like” Albanian group responsible for smuggling weapons, drugs and human organs through eastern Europe, according to a Council of Europe inquiry report on organised crime.
Hashim Thaçi is identified as “the boss” of a network that began operating criminal rackets in the run-up to the 1999 Kosovo war, and has held powerful sway over the country’s government since. The report of the two-year inquiry, which cites FBI and other intelligence sources, has been obtained by the Guardian. It names Thaçi as having over the last decade exerted “violent control” over the heroin trade.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

German police raid Islamists as ban eyed for fundamental groups

Berlin - Police raided premises of a radical Islamic sect in three German states on Tuesday as authorities studied whether to outlaw the fundamentalist Sunni Muslim movement as anti-democratic.
The Interior Ministry said the inquiry had nothing to do with recent warnings of terrorist attacks on Europe or a Saturday suicide bombing in Stockholm, but was part of a longer-term investigation of a group described by German authorities as Salafist.
The term describes Muslims who believe in the Islam of the first generations after Mohammed and often violently reject modern society.
The premises raided by police belong to two organizations, the Invitation to Paradise EZP, with premises in the cities of Braunschweig and Moenchengladbach, and the Islamic Cultural Centre of Bremen.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said recently he might use his powers to ban Salafism in Germany. Citizen groups have campaigned against Salafists setting up prayer halls, alleging that they are radicalizing young Muslims.
A spokesman for the minister said, 'The simultaneous searches today in three states will tell us if the initial suspicions can be confirmed.'
EZP is already officially under surveillance in North Rhine- Westphalia state by anti-subversion police. The group has rejected the charge, arguing in television and newspaper interviews that it merely wants to purify Islam.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

German Schools Embrace Islam

by Herbert I. London
In an odd form of social suicide, rather than increasing efforts to integrate Muslims into German society, German students will be taught about Islam. In a sense, German educators will be engaged in proselytizing for Islam.
The German state of Lower Saxony will start including Islam in its schools' core curriculum as part of an initiative to counter growing anti-Islam sentiment in Europe. Dr. Bernad Althusmann, Minister of Education in Lower Saxony announced that schools there will start including Islamic education in their main curriculum, saying, during a visit to an elementary school in the city of Hanover which offers an Islamic education class, "I think we will be able to start implementation by the academic year after the next," said
Justifying this approach, Juergen Zoeliner, Berlin Minister for Education, Science and Research, notes, "For years, society and schools have been faced with a variety of new duties and challenges. One of these big challenges is to have people from different traditions, cultural and religion affiliations living together peacefully and respectfully." .
One might assume that Muslims in the West should come to know and appreciate Western Civilization. Students who are not versed in the history and customs of the polity they find themselves in will be handicapped. Yet integration -- once the overarching strategy for dealing with immigrants -- has been replaced in Germany, and throughout Western Europe, by efforts to bend over backwards to accommodate the Islamic population. In the process, this effort produces results that counter good intentions. First, the Islamic population believes, with considerable confirmation, that Europeans do not possess the will to assert the importance of their own culture and traditions. Second, the insertion of Islam into German schools suggests tacitly that Islam is on the rise and cannot be denied even in non-Islamic nations
"Diversity education" is predicated on the belief that we in the West have on obligation to understand Islam -- however, the converse does not follow.
Of course, whether the program ultimately leads to a peaceful result is questionable. Why did the armies of Europe turn back the Turks at the gates of Vienna 500 years ago when programs, like these instituted in Germany, are handing Islam the keys to the future?
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Survey Shows Germans Sceptical about Muslims and Islam

by Soeren Kern
Germans view Muslims and Islam more negatively than do many of their European neighbors, according to a new pan-European opinion survey; and the majority of Germans also entirely disagree with a recent statement by German President Christian Wulff that Islam "belongs in Germany."
The survey provides strong empirical evidence of a wide disconnect between ordinary German voters and Germany's political class over Muslim immigration and the role of Islam in the country. It also shows that scepticism about Muslims and Islam is not limited to the political fringe, as many proponents of multiculturalism assert, but is shared by voters across the political spectrum.
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hudson-ny

Sunday, December 12, 2010

German police brutality against peaceful exile-Iranian protesters in Berlin on Human Rights Day

By Bernd Kleinschmitt
BERLIN – (EIP) Yesterday, a group of exile-Iranians demonstrated peaceful outside the Iranian Embassy in Berlin, against the violations of human rights in Iran.
The protesters also showed a yellow banner reading “Down with the Islamic Republic of Iran” (photo). The Iranian Embassy staff felt insulted and called the police to remove the transparency.
And the Berlin police willingly followed this demand, and went with great brutality against the demonstrators.
When the participants relied on freedom of expression and refused to give the banner over to the police, the police attacked the demonstrators and take the banner to secure.
After the organizers had declared the demonstration officially over, the police attacked the demonstrators once again. They had formed up behind the protesters and attacked them from the ambush by using extreme brutality against the surprised people.
As a result, several demonstrators were slightly and one seriously injured. A Woman was very seriously injured in the back, she came into the hospital and had a emergency surgery.
Eyewitnesses said, that the behavior of the Berlin police was very reminiscent of the Iranian police and their undemocratic and inhumane procedure. “It’s hard to believe, that something like this happened in Germany today”.
A Berlin police spokesman commented to the media, that two policemen had suffered minor injuries at this demonstration. And exactly this news was then published by the “conformist” German press, without researching the true backgrounds. And no report about the brutal police action, the slightly injured demonstrators and the seriously injured woman, is to find in the german Media.
But the Yesterdays incident is not an isolated. On this years Al-Quds-Day, berlins policemen calmly watching how Islamists hateful moved through the streets of Berlin and loudly shouted “Death to Jews”, while waving illegal Hizbullah flags and anti-Israel banners.
Pro-Israel demonstrators, who carried banners with Hebrew writings were brutally attacked by the German police, and their banners and Israeli flags were ripped from their hands.
Duisburg, Germany: In January 2009 Muslim protester throw stones against an apartment window, in which a israeli flag was to see. A Police-”Sturm Abteilung” forcibly broke in the apartment and removed the hated flag from the window. During the “Polizei Aktion”, the Muslim mob shouted “Allahuakbar”.
More and more often and more clearly we see, that Germany is willing to diffract itself under the violence and intimidation of Islamists, willing to sacrifice on their behalf, the constitutional right to freedom of opinion and freedom of speech.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kosovo’s Disappeared

by Carl Savich
During and after the the Kosovo conflict in 1998-1999, the KLA abducted and kidnapped over 2,000 Kosovo civilians, Serbs, Roma, and Albanians that opposed the KLA, who were tortured and murdered. Ten years after the conflict, these 2,000 remain missing. Approximately 1,000 to 1,3000 Kosovo Serbs are missing and presumed dead. How did they die? UNMIK occupation forces have been reluctant to investigate these mass murders of Kosovo civilians. What happened to them? Evidence has emerged that the KLA ran a series of prison camps, in Kosovo and in Albania itself, where they tortured and murdered Kosovo Serbs, Roma, and Albanians. Moreover, Carla Del Ponte disclosed that the KLA had detention centers where they murdered Kosovo Serbs and harvested their organs. What happened to the 2,000 kidnapped and murdered, the missing, Kosovo’s disappeared?
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Tax Deductible WikiLeaks

by JOHN ROSENTHAL
Last weekend, PayPal announced that it was freezing the PayPal account used by WikiLeaks. In a statement, PayPal explained that WikiLeaks was in violation of the company’s acceptable use policy, which “states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.” But any violations of the law that WikiLeaks either encourages, promotes, facilitates, etc. are apparently not of interest to Germany’s Wau Holland Foundation, the principal collector of funds and de facto financial manager of WikiLeaks. At any rate, this appears to be the case for any violations of American law. German law, as will be seen below, is another matter.
According to Winfried Motzkus, the chair of the Wau Holland Foundation’s board of directors, the foundation has thus far collected some €750,000 for WikiLeaks or nearly a million dollars at current exchange rates. The foundation allegedly disburses funds to WikiLeaks upon the submission of receipts for specific costs. The PayPal account used by WikiLeaks was in fact the account of the Wau Holland Foundation. Clicking the PayPal link on this WikiLeaks donations page still takes one to the now blocked foundation account of the Wau Holland Foundation. In a press release, the foundation has acknowledged the freezing of its account and threatened legal action against PayPal.
But the foundation continues to collect funds for WikiLeaks by bank transfer to its bank account in Kassel. Astonishingly, as WikiLeaks itself emphasizes, such donations are tax deductible for German contributors. This is to say that German taxpayers may deduct contributions to an entity whose only apparent objective in its current incarnation is to leak classified documents of an allied country, namely the United States.
The fact that Germany would thus be supporting WikiLeaks is particularly ironic given that the application of anti-leak laws in Germany itself is unusually draconian. Thus, under the heading, “Aiding and Abetting in the Betrayal of [State] Secrets” [Beihilfe zum Geheimnisverrat], prosecutors may bring criminal charges against not only German officials who leak sensitive information, but also journalists who publish such information. Several journalists and press organs have been the targets of police raids in recent years in connection with suspected “aiding and abetting” of leaks. It remains to be seen whether a legislative reform currently under consideration by the German government will significantly alter this situation.
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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Bidding to Build Trains in CA, Deutsche Bahn Railroad Whitewashes Its Nazi Past

Still blocking any attempt to commemorate the company's primary role in genocide, Deutsche Bahn is apparently a front-runner for a huge U.S. contract.
by Stefan Frank
“In recognition of the railroad workers’ unique achievements in this war I decree December 7 the Day of the German railroad worker.” — Adolf Hitler, December 7, 1943
Who is going to build California’s “train to nowhere”?
From a technical point of view, the likely bidders from France and Japan are far ahead of the competition. The French TGV (developed by Alstom and the state-owned SNCF) and the Japanese “bullet train” have a long track record of reliability. The Chinese CSR, on the other hand (which has hooked up with General Electric), is a relatively new player in the field, while the German high-speed train ICE has a long history of malfunctions and routinely drives German passengers to despair.
But both CSR and the German venture of Siemens and the state-owned railroad operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) are willing to sweeten up the deal: CSR’s offer includes financing; Siemens is luring law-makers with the promise to create 1,000 new jobs in Sacramento. So the race is still open, and other factors come into play.
In August, a bill was passed in California’s Senate and Assembly requiring companies vying for contracts to build California’s high-speed rail system to disclose their involvement in deportations to concentration camps during World War II. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Pajamas Media:
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A ‘Trialogue’ in Yad Vashem?

How Germans want to defend Palestinians and save Israelis … from themselve
by Henryk Broder
German President Christian Wulff recently visited Israel. The program was the usual one — including a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official Holocaust Memorial — and the usual speeches were made: to the effect that one cannot change the past, but one wants together to secure a better future. Only in one respect were the proceedings somewhat different than usual. Wulff was not accompanied by his wife Bettina, but rather by his 17-year-old daughter from an earlier marriage, Annalena, and by a whole group of German teenagers. Wulff explained that he wanted to make clear that “history is passed down from generation to generation.”
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Wikileaks: Merkel adviser asked US to pressure Netanyahu

Dr. Tilman Tarach, a German expert on Israel- German relations, told the Post on Thursday, “The position of the German government does not surprise me, as it has always been clandestinely anti-Israel. As for the settlements, some 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Arab. So why shouldn’t 20% of Jews live on the territory of a future Palestinian state? The criticism of the settlement policies assumes that a future Palestinian state has to be “judenrein.”
Tarach, an attorney and author of the book The Eternal Scapegoat: Holy War, ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ and the Dishonesty of the So- Called Left in the Middle East Conflict, added that “the Palestinian side in recent years had never made a cessation of settlement a condition of negotiations. Where the demands of Obama and the German government go beyond those of the Palestinians, they make it harder for the Palestinians to be prepared for negotiations. Israel has often shown that in the process of negotiations, settlements can be evacuated.”
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Germany's angst about Islamists goes mainstream

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany -- The 200 robed and bearded men gathered at dusk on the market square, rolled out their prayer rugs and intoned Allah's praises as dismayed townspeople looked on.
It was Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and the group that calls itself "Invitation to Paradise" was mounting a defiant response to weeks of public protests against construction of a religious school to teach its austere, militant interpretation of Islam.
In Germany, where the racial crimes of the Nazis have bred extreme sensitivity toward the rights of minorities, such confrontations would until recently have been limited to the far-right margins. The weekly rallies in this city of 250,000 near the Dutch border these days look decidedly mainstream.
It's part of a trend seen across Europe: Spooked by what many see as a terrorism threat, ordinary people are becoming increasingly vocal in opposing radical Muslims. They are ditching traditions of tolerance and saying no to cultures that do not share their democratic values. Some lament the decline of multiculturalism - "Utterly failed," in the words of German Chancellor Angela Merkel - while others say Europe is defending its way of life against those who would destroy it.
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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

When the Words “Israeli-Palestinian” and “Serb-Kosovar” Appear in the Same Sentence…along with the Word “Clinton”

by Julia Gorin
This is from October, but note which side it is that the EU High Rep has harsh words for as part of her “mediation” efforts: Israel, not Palestinians.
And which side was it that Hillary Clinton was traveling to Serbia to cajole over the Palestinians’ counterparts in the Balkans? Serbia, of course, and not the perpetually misbehaving “Kosovars.” (During her trip she made sure that the only thing on the table between Belgrade and Pristina would be the ironing out the logistics of separate coexistence, and not the “separate” part of that question.)
This, of course, is all just in case any Israel hawks still need any convincing that they should be giving a damn about what happens with Kosovo.
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Monday, December 06, 2010

We are all Turks now

by Marko Lopusina
Serbia is mesmerized with Turkish soap operas and the authorities in Ankara believe that this Ottoman subculture that is winning over in the Balkans can make Serbs into new Turkish Janissaries.
During the international basketball game between Serbia and Turkey some cheering fans in Serbia commented, after the loss, that after all “those Turkish players look like our basketball players”. If history is to be the guide, however, it is the other way around as nations in the Balkans and particularly Christian women, over the centuries, all got more from the Turks then just their husbands beheaded.
Today, viewers in Belgrade and Zagreb weep not over the fate of their ancestors at the hands of the Turkish Islamic masters but at the fate of Eyshan, Gamus, Sheherezade… females in the Turkish soap operas portraying those proven stereotypes about love, infidelity and hatred, of vague motherhood, all in the slave relationship to their master, but also with a new look of the Turkish society… women without the veil.
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Sunday, December 05, 2010

About Sexual Orientation and Moral Fibre

A top aide to German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle (who is homosexual) has been identified as the person responsible for passing on information about government coalition talks to the US Embassy in the latest WikiLeaks disclosures. Westerwelle was reportedly (and aptly) described as "arrogant, vain and critical of America" by Ambassador Philip Murphy in the leaked material.
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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Demonstration on Dec. 11, 2010, in Düsseldorf

No deals with the Iranian regime! Close down the Iranian Ascotec GmbH! Freedom instead of Islamic Republic!
Demonstration: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 1.00 pm, Düsseldorf, Burgplatz (Map)Invite your friends via facebook!
The Ascotec GmbH
On the 3rd of August, the US-Treasury put 21 several Iranian companies on their sanctions list. Nine of them based in Germany. With this step the U.S. wants to avoid that the Islamic Republic violates existing sanctions.Nine of the sanctioned Iranian companies are registered in Germany, seven in Düsseldorf. Five of these companies belong to the Ascotec Holding GmbH.
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Blowback: Afghanistan and Bosnia

by Carl Savich
As the U.S. and NATO casualties rise from the war in Afghanistan, with 2010 being the deadliest year of the nine-year war for the U.S., the question needs to be asked of how we got involved in that interminable and unwinnable conflict? The Afghan war has been dubbed Barack Obama’s War but its origins go back much earlier. Is the U.S. military disaster in Afghanistan an instance of blowback?
What is the standard definition of “blowback”? The U.S. intervenes illegally in a volatile and unstable scenario and over time the consequences of that criminality come back to reek havoc on U.S. domestic and foreign policy. That definition is as good as any.
The U.S. overthrew Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran in 1953 in a CIA-engineered “regime change”. He was democratically elected but he threatened to nationalize British Petroleum (BP) and potential U.S. oil firms in Iran. Twenty five years later, the inevitable result was the Iranian Revolution whose militants directly blamed the U.S. and who dub the U.S. “the Great Satan”.
Now, that is classic blowback, the textbook definition. We created that outcome. Yet U.S. policymakers ignore and suppress this obvious cause. Instead, they manufacture delusional explanations, fabrications, and rationalizations. These policy wonks argue that Iran is sui generis and that their animus at the U.S. is motivated by their hatred for our freedom and democracy.
The U.S. armed and created the mujahedeen Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan. The U.S. made them viable. Ossama bin Laden was one of those mujahedeen Charlie Wilson empowered. Twenty years later, these Islamic Freedom Fighters created by Ronald Reagan are flying planes into the Pentagon and World Trade Centers. The U.S. also helped these Arab-Afghan mujahedeen illegally enter Bosnia to fight for the Muslim Army there during the 1992-1995 civil war.
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Friday, December 03, 2010

The Viennese Waltz: Austria Dances Around Issue of Nuclear Iran

by Diana Gregor
Europe is willingly swallowing Iran's nuclear non-compliance. Austria, which joined the EU in 1995, is comfortably taking a big gulp too.
Vienna has become a hub of operations for the Iranian Quds force, an elite brigade within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Due to the fact that OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is headquartered in Vienna, Austria has long been at the center of Iranian covert activities. Quds agents are believed to purchase dual-use equipment and technology, which can be used as components for Iran's nuclear weapons development program. Austrian agencies are said to be reluctant to cooperate with allied intelligence services.
The Iranian nuclear program and Iran's hidden nuclear agenda have not only brought about an imbalance in the Middle East and in the Gulf Region, but have also created a critical situation with regard to security throughout the world. The developments of the past years, and Iran's current nuclear policies, do not point toward a change of heart.
Recently, Tehran proved once again that it is in total control of its nuclear aspirations by repeatedly postponing talks with the P5+1 (the permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany). The West is apparently willing to submit to yet another round of Iran's special brand of diplomacy, which consists of indicating openness to renew negotiations, while at the same time asserting that there is nothing to talk about.
Austria is a small country, not necessarily among the key players when it comes to negotiating with the Iranians, but in recent times Vienna has gained relevance ever since Austria became a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.
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Thursday, December 02, 2010

German ‘Conservatives’ Find Common Ground with Sharia-Compliant Economics

In a series of seminars sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, participants examined the “shared values” of Germany’s “social market economy” and “Islamic economics.”
by John Rosenthal
The superiority of Germany’s so-called “social market economy” is an article of faith for virtually all of Germany’s major political parties (with the possible exception of the “post-communist” Left Party, which would prefer an outright socialist one). The expression is commonly associated with Ludwig Erhard, post-War West Germany’s first economics minister under the Christian Democratic Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. In current usage, the expression strongly connotes a rejection of a “pure” market economy or “unbridled” capitalism, such as the advocates of the “social market” model presumed to exist in the United States and other “Anglo-Saxon” countries.
In a series of seminars held recently in Berlin, Ankara, and Abu Dhabi, Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Foundation examined the “commonalities” between the social market economy and “Islamic economics.” As reported in the German daily Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the participants:
came to the conclusion that [the commonalities] were great and that, for example, the recent financial crisis would not have broken out if today’s economic order had been oriented to the common values shared by both. The politicians present, including those from the [German] Bundestag, did not disagree.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is a publicly funded “political foundation” affiliated with the Christian Democratic Union, the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Chancellor Merkel sits on the executive board of the foundation.
The report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is written by the paper’s Abu Dhabi-based correspondent Rainer Hermann. Alluding to Walter Eucken, one of the theoretical fathers of the “social market economy,” Hermann goes so far as to suggest that Islamic scholarship in the person of Ibn Khaldun anticipated the “social market” model by some six centuries. “Already in the 14th century, Ibn Khaldun had recognized the elements and institutions developed by the economists around Walter Eucken, even if he used a different vocabulary.”
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Rally against the "Iran-Seminar" of the Austrian Chambers of Commerce -- No deals with the Iranian regime!

Protest rally against the "Iran Seminar" of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and information desk Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 8:15 am
Schaumburgergasse 20 (nearby Wiedner Hauptstraße), 1040 Vienna
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Germans most critical of Islam

Germans are much more critical of Islam than other European countries. Sociologist Detlef Pollack of the University of Münster conducted a survey "Religion and Politics", and interviewed 1000 people in Germany, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Portugal about their attitudes towards Islam.The study showed that 40% of West-Germans and 50% of East Germans feel threatened by foreign cultures. Less than 5% of the Germans say that Islam is tolerant, compared to more than 20% of the Danes, French and Dutch say that Islam is tolerant. Although those countries have violent conflicts with their Muslim minorities, a clear majority had a positive image of Muslims. In West-Germany, only 34% had a positive opinion of Muslims, and in East Germany, only 26%.Most Germans saw nothing positive about Islam, says Pollack. Fewer than 30% in West Germany and 20% in East Germany supported building mosques. There was even less agreement to building minarets or introducing Muslim holidays. In contrast, more than 50% supported building mosques in Denmark, around 66% supported mosques in France and the Netherlands, and in Portugal, almost 75% agreed.
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Germany: Imam of Munich mosque sought by police for beating one of his three wives

"Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them." -- Qur'an 4:34
Islamic apologists in the West routinely insist that Muslims aren't really supposed to beat their wives at all, or that if they are, they should only beat them lightly, and that Muhammad said to beat one's wife only with a toothbrush. They never mention, of course, how Muhammad's favorite wife, Aisha, recounted the time when Muhammad "struck me on the chest which caused me pain." And with Muhammad being the supreme example of conduct for Muslims (cf. Qur'an 33:21), that doesn't bode well for Muslim women.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Honor killings in Germany: Couple gunned down in Cologne street shooting

The 29-year-old woman and her boyfriend were shot by a Turk named Mustafa Tilki (Picture) in the snowy parking lot of an Ergo insurance building around 7 pm in the western Braunsfeld district, local daily Kölnische Rundschau reported on Tuesday. Police received several calls from witnesses in the area reporting people bleeding on the street, and emergency services rushed to the scene. But the woman succumbed to her injuries on the way to the hospital, and her boyfriend died several hours later. “A lot of shots were fired,” a police officer told the paper.Cologne police have formed a murder investigation team and believe the motive may have been jealousy.“
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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Unreported Merkel

By Samuel Gregg
It's not often senior European political leaders make politically-incorrect statements, but Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has recently made a habit of it. The subject has been the touchy question of Muslim immigration and the challenges it poses for European identity. Not only has Merkel upset the European political class (especially the Left and the Greens) by saying what everyone knows -- that multiculturalism has "utterly failed" -- but she also argued that the issue was not "too much Islam" but "too little Christianity."
"We have too few discussions about the Christian view of mankind," Merkel claimed in a recent speech. She then stressed that Germany needs to reflect more upon "the values that guide us, about our Judeo-Christian tradition." It was one way, Merkel maintained, of bringing "about cohesion in our society."
On one level, Merkel is surely stating the blindingly obvious. How can Europeans ask Muslim immigrants to integrate into European society and respect European values without Europeans themselves being clear in their own minds about what values are at the core of European identity and where these values come from?
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Germany: Exploding Anti-Semitism

by Fiamma Nirenstein
If we take Germany, and look at the excellent indicator of the web network, we can see that neo-Nazi websites have increased from 800 last year to 1872 this year, and it is not over yet. One fifteen-year-old out of every 20 belongs to a neo-Nazi group. The German neo-Nazi messages that are broadcast to children and young rock music fans, and that are based on hatred for the Jews have increased on the relevant websites from 750 to 6000. One also has to pay close attention to what his children read on Facebook or hear on Youtube. In East Germany, neo-Nazis are even organizing ideological kindergartens under their own management. The neo-Nazi rap music that incites listeners to kill Jews and blacks is hugely popular, as are the messages that claim the Holocaust is a Jewish invention to justify their "crimes" and the illegal existence of the State of Israel, which has now become the focus of their attacks.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Switzerland: Exit polls show majority for deportation of criminal foreigners

The Swiss have voted to tighten regulations on the deportation of criminal foreigners.Projections issued by the gfs.bern polling institute showed 53 per cent voting in favour of a rightwing initiative. The initiative also appeared to have won the backing of a majority of cantons.Turnout was higher than usual - at 52 per cent - a sign of how controversial were the issues being voted on.In a complex nationwide vote on Sunday, the electorate were faced with a choice between a hardline option and a compromise version; or approving or rejecting both proposals.
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Graz: Yodeler fined for disturbing prayer service

A man in Austria was fined for yodeling while mowing the grass. The man was singing Friday afternoon, and bothered his Muslim neighbors who were listening to the muezzin just then.The police was called in and brought the 63 year old pensioner to the court in Graz. "The complaint boiled down to the fact that my yodeling resembled their muezzin. But it wasn't my intention at all to imitate him," the perplexed man told Australian newspaper Krone Zeitung Saturday.The court didn't believe the man and fined him 800 euro. The relations with him Muslim neighbors hadn't gotten better.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Switzerland Votes on the Expulsion of Criminal Foreigners

by sheikyermami
Black sheep posters return before deportation vote (Yahoo News)
That’s not the issue. Swiss citizens have every right to protect themselves from criminal foreigners. Why should the free citizens of Switzerland put up with criminal welfare seekers who have no intention to respect the law of the land?
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Israeli might be elected head of German Jewish council

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Sixty-year-old Dieter Graumann critical of German-Iranian relations, calls to combat "Muslim and Islamic anti-Semitism."
BERLIN – Dieter Graumann is slated to be the first Israeliborn Jew to be elected on Sunday to the presidency of Germany’s roughly 105,000-member Central Council of Jews.Though Central Council insiders told The Jerusalem Post prior to the election that outgoing President Charlotte Knobloch might mount a challenge to Graumann, the 78-year-old Knobloch did not announce plans to run for a second term.
Knobloch, who survived the Holocaust by hiding in Bavaria in the house of a Catholic family as a young girl, served from 2006 to 2010 as head of the umbrella organization and will continue to be president of the Munich Jewish community.Last week, Germany’s Federal President Christian Wulff, who is currently visiting Israel, awarded Knobloch Germany’s Highest Order of Merit for her “struggle against right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism.”Running uncontested for president of the Central Council, the Haifa-born Graumann will take over the Jewish community’s leadership at a time in which many observers consider the council to be immersed in an organizational crisis marked by breakdowns in communication and skewed priorities.Michael Wolffsohn, a prominent German Jewish historian based in Munich, criticized Knobloch last week for taking over the role of a “theological-spiritual-religious” figure rather than serving as “the political representative of German Jewry.” He lambasted Knobloch’s attendance last week in Rome alongside the heads of Germany’s Catholic and Protestant churches at a ceremony to elevate German Bishop Reinhard Marx to cardinal in St Peter’s Basilica.Critics also say that there has only been sporadic communication among Knobloch and the two vice presidents of the Central Council, Graumann and Salomon Korn, leading to policies that appear to be working at cross purposes.In an exclusive interview with the Post in September, 60-year-old Graumann said his agenda would offer “renewal” and stressed “solidarity with Israel in these difficult times” and the continued efforts to combat “Muslim and Islamic anti-Semitism” in Germany. Graumann has highlighted over the last year that one has “to always be conscious of the Holocaust but not incessantly Holocaust-centered.” As a one-and-half-year old child, Graumann’s immediate family left Israel for Germany. He is the son of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust, and operates a real estate management company in Frankfurt.Sacha Stawski, a long-term member of the Frankfurt Jewish community, told the Post on Saturday that the election of Graumann “is a very wise choice” because “we will gain a stronger overall leadership, under which the Central Council will once again speak with one voice, on the one hand, and at the same time there will be someone at the top who will use his warm and gentle approach to reunite a community, which has faced a lot of internal turmoil. Dieter is a respected friend of the older generation, a view of hope for the younger generation and a supportive ally for Russian immigrants.”The demographic change unfolding in Germany involves the influx of Jews from the republics of the former Soviet Union who represent an overwhelming majority of the council’s membership. Estimates of Jews living in Germany range between 105,000 and 200,000, but the exact figure beyond the 105,000 registered in the council’s membership is not considered to be accurate.Stawski, who heads the pro-Israel media watchdog organization Honestly Concerned, which tracks anti- Semitic and anti-Israel reports in the German media, organized the first pro-Israel conference last month in Frankfurt. Graumann spoke at the event and sharply rebuked German politicians Peter Gauweiler from the Christian Social Union party, Monika Grütters of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, Luc Jochimsen from the Left Party, Claudia Roth from the Green Party and the Social Democrat’s Günter Gloser, for traveling to Iran to meet with leading Iranian Holocaust deniers in October.Stawski said Graumann “warned the audience about the Iranian nuclear threat in the strongest terms; decried the Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic rhetoric of the Iranian mullah regime and similarly adamantly condemned German business and political dealings with the Iranian mullah regime.“His vivid description of Claudia Roth, a hypocritical human rights advocate for the Green party, who humbly sat in front of some of the nastiest Holocaust deniers and regime supporters – with a head scarf on her head – during her recent visit to Iran, with a delegation from the Bundestag, will remain in listeners’ memories,” Stawski added.During his tenures as vice president of both the Frankfurt Jewish community and the Central Council, Graumann has made determined efforts to combat the hatred of Israel propagated by the German Left Party, which is represented in the German parliament and driven by a strong anti-Zionist political agenda. Right-wing anti- Semitism and anti-Jewish sentiments have also been targets of his wrath.Graumann blasted conservative writer Lorenz Jäger of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, who, according to critics, has stoked anti-Israel and anti- Jewish conspiracy theories.In a previous interview with the Post, Graumann called on the paper’s publishers to crackdown on Jäger’s tirades against Jews in Germany.Writing in the daily Die Welt on Saturday about Graumann taking over the reins of Germany’s Jewish community, Richard Herzinger, a prominent commentator on German Jewry and the rise of modern anti- Semitism in the Federal Republic, noted that the “worries that concern German Jews are not only rightwing extremism but also an aggressive anti-Semitism, which is frequently disguised as ‘criticism of Israel,’ and is spreading among Muslim immigrants and in left-wing ‘anti-Zionist’ circles.“How much support the Central Council receives from the entire German society in combating these forces will determine how well, in the long run, Jews in Germany feel they are in safe hands.”
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Germany: Minister slams 'macho' Muslim culture

Family Minister Kristina Schröder slammed on Friday what she sees as a growing tendency to violence stemming from a “macho culture” among young Muslim men.
The minister told daily Wiesbadener Kurier that while discrimination and disadvantage were partly to blame, there were also religious and cultural roots to this propensity to violence, which was revealed in two studies commissioned by her ministry due to be released on Friday.“We must not construct any false taboos here: there is a macho culture among young Muslim men that glorifies violence and which also has cultural roots,” she said. “The tendency towards violence among young, male Muslims is clearly higher than among non-Muslim, native youths,” she said.It stemmed from perceived slights upon their honour, which they defended with violence, Schröder said.“Social disadvantage and discrimination are important factors, but they are not sufficient as an explanation,” she said. “There is a co-dependence between religiousness, macho norms and tendency towards violence.”Her comments came amid an ongoing debate about immigration, integration and Islam in Germany. Former central banker Thilo Sarrazin kick-started the issue with the publication of his book, “Abolishing Germany - How we’re putting our country at jeopardy,” which argued partly that Muslim immigration was dragging Germany down. Chancellor Angela Merkel later declared that multiculturalism had “failed utterly,” while Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer went so far as to suggest immigration from Muslim countries should be stopped.Schröder indicated that discussion of the issue had been hampered by political correctness. Religion was part of culture and culture shaped behaviour, she said.“If someone made an issue of the disproportionate tendency to violence among young Muslims, it was always said that this was a blanket judgement. But that’s not the case,” she said.It was also striking that there was a growing hostility towards Germans being reported, she said.“German children are not infrequently bullied in schools just because they are German. We must put up with that no longer,” she said.Schröder called for stronger efforts for the education of Islamic religious leaders in German universities – something the federal governments has already embarked on by creating university courses for Imams.“We have to make those who shape values in the Muslim community responsible. That is first of all the Imams,” she said. “Then another picture of society, of the roles of men and women and of violence, would soon be communicated in the mosques.”
The Local

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Germany: Conservatives call on Muslims to report radicals in their midst

As police brace themselves for a possible terrorist attack, the ruling conservatives have called on Germany’s Muslim community to root out extremists at mosques and report them to authorities. Stefan Müller, integration spokesman for the Christian Democrats and Christian Social Union’s parliamentary group, said members of the 2,500 mosques in Germany should co-operate with anti-terrorism authorities more closely.“In the face of the intensified situation, the mosque communities are called on to be especially watchful and keep an eye out for possible fanatics in their own ranks,” Müller told the daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung’s Thursday edition.The great majority of Muslims in Germany had nothing to do with terrorism, Müller stressed.“It is also in their interests to prevent the abuse of Islam by radicals.”Müller, of the CDU's Bavarian sister party, the CSU, appealed to mosque-goers to “intensify co-operation with security services and pass on evidence quickly in cases of suspicion.”The chairman of the Central Council of Muslims, Aiman Mazyek, has previously said that many Muslims in Germany feel they are under suspicion because of their faith alone. Mosques had been subject to hate mail and material damage, he said.Amid the debate about the sharpened terrorism threat Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has also warned against holding a “general suspicion” of Muslims. He has also cautioned against hysteria and abusing the debate to pre-judge Muslims.
The Local

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nazi uproar in the European Parliament: “Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer”

BRUSSEL – (EIP) The german EU-socialist Martin Schulz, once again was the target of a Nazi comparison in the European Parliament.
Seven Years ago, the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had called Schulz the ideal candidate for a “Capo” (concentration camp guards) in a Nazi film.
Today during a debate, the British Euro-skeptics UKIP/EFD MEP Godfrey Bloom, confronted the German socialist with the Nazi slogan “Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer” (One people, one Reich, one leader).
“That’s going too far,” said the leader of the conservative European People’s Party, Joseph Daul. And when the Frenchman asked Bloom to apologize, he answered: “The views of Herr Schulz make the case. He is an undemocratic fascist”.
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Is US Bosnian group behind Bosnian Serb, Croat death threats ?

An organization “Patriotic Front of Bosnia” has sent death threats to the Bosnian Serb leader, Milorad Dodik, pictured above, and Croat leader Dragan Covic in which they refer to them as “fascists that will be killed very soon.”
The letters sent to these two leaders also identify another individual that they sentence to death but the scanned photo of that person is not clear.
The Patriotic Front told Covic that “If the court does not sentence you, we have sentenced you already – death fast for Covic”.
Letter also shows a picture of the Jasenovac Memorial where Croatians and their Bosnian Muslim allies took part in extermination of Serbs, Jews and Roma. Next to the Jasenovac photo the letter states “Only these kinds of traces remain after such fascists”.
Patriotic Front of Bosnia has no web site but it is mentioned as one of the active participants of the Congress of North American Bosniaks (KBSA), a forum Bosnian Muslims use to lobby politicians. The group has, for example, recently connived the state of Michigan to establish a Srebrenica day.
Patriotic Front of Bosnia also took part in the KBSA convention in February 2009 in which it signed a protest letter, along with other extremist Bosnian Muslim front groups, to the EU over the issuance of a certificate to the former President of the Serb Republic Rajko Kuzmanovic.
Pattern in language use also points to a possible nexus between the North American Bosnian KBSA and the terror group that issued the death threat. For example, in 2007, KBSA featured an attack text on Serbian terror-expert Darko Trifunovic in which the KBSA uses the word “fascist” that is also flaunted in the death threat issued to Dodik and Covic.
“Confirmation of all this evidence from the recent Balkan history, where the Serbian-Montenegrin fascists led by Belgrade and Podgorica complete political and military leadership…,” writes KBSA.
Like all Muslim extremist groups in the US, the KBSA is skillful at masking their nefarious intent but it is yet to be more thoroughly investigated and the existence of the Patriotic Front of Bosnia inside its umbrella ought to be the reason for a closer look at this Bosnian Muslim group.
M. Bozinovich Blog

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Terrorism suspects arrested in Germany

Terrorism suspects were arrested in Germany on Tuesday as part of a Europe-wide swoop that netted a total of 10 alleged Islamic extremists in three countries.
The arrests were part of "an inquiry into international jihadist terror," a spokesman for Belgium’s federal prosecution office said. The alleged extremists were plotting an attack in Belgium, the prosecutor's office said."In total 10 people suspected of preparing an attack in Belgium were arrested in Belgium, Holland and Germany," he said.The target of the plot had "not been determined yet" when the raids took place, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.The suspects are from Belgium, the Netherlands, Morocco and Chechnya, the statement said. Most live in Antwerp.The arrests came as Germany remained on high alert amid fears of a terrorist attack. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière stressed that authorities were watching the “potentially dangerous people.”“We know rather a lot,” he said on Monday night to broadcaster ARD. Authorities were “not so naïve” as was the case at the time of the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, he added.However security services are now particularly worried about what they call the “quiet observers” among Islamists in Germany, sources told news agency DAPD.“They could exploit our security gaps and therefore, despite all our efforts at defence, hit us with attacks,” a security source said.Among the hundreds of people regarded as “dangerous” are “experienced observers” who “are the best informed about the weak points in our security architecture,” unnamed security specialists said.In the Belgian led arrests, the alleged extremists used the website Ansar Al Mujahideen as part of its plot. The arrests followed a months-long investigation that was launched by authorities in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp in late 2009, the statement said.The investigation focused on recruiters, would-be "jihadists" and the financing of a Chechen "terrorist organisation," it said.Several other people have already been arrested in Spain, Morocco and Saudi Arabia as part of the probe, the Belgian authorities said.The investigation was conducted in collaboration with several countries and the European Union's judicial cooperation unit Eurojust. Europe has been on high alert for several weeks over heightened fears of terrorist attacks. Western security officials have warned that al-Qaida may be planning attacks in Europe similar to those in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008.The United States issued a travel alert on October 3 for its citizens travelling in Europe, citing the risk of potential terrorist attacks on transportation systems and tourist attractions.Similar alerts were issued by Japan, Sweden, Britain and France. A plot to blow up cargo planes was uncovered at the end of last month after booby-trapped parcels were found at airports in Dubai and Britain.
thelocal

Monday, November 22, 2010

Germany on High Alert

by Ryan Mauro
Germany has gone on high alert until next year due to a suspected impending terrorist attack on the country. It has been reported that the Reichstag parliament building is one target, but it could easily be any number of shopping centers, airports or trains. This plot may or may not materialize, but the country will have to remain on guard for the foreseeable future, as dozens of its residents have traveled for terrorist training, and Al-Qaeda has its sights set on Germany. The German Interior Minister has confirmed that there are “concrete indications” of a terrorist attack headed Germany’s way, the first time the country has used such language. The Germans received information from a terrorist informant overseas that six operatives have been dispatched to carry out the attacks, including a German, a Turk, and a North African. According to his information, two of the operatives already arrived in Berlin between six and eight weeks ago. However, the informant says the attack is planned for February or March, contradicting other intelligence claiming the end of the month was the timeframe.
Germany also received intelligence from the United States two weeks ago about a radical Shiite terrorist group in India called “Saif.” The group has supposedly linked up with Al-Qaeda and sent two operatives to carry out attacks in Germany. They are said to be arriving in the United Arab Emirates on November 22, where other terrorists will give them new travel papers. A senior German intelligence official says there is additional intelligence which demonstrates that threat reporting has grown in quantity and specificity recently.
“We are pretty sure that there is a great danger and an attack is imminent in Germany,” the anonymous official said. A report by Spiegel Online alleges that the terrorists want to carry out a shooting rampage on the Reichstag and take hostages.
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The Bizarre Case of Nietzsche: The Pro-Jewish Writer Who Inspired a Million Anti-Semites

Perhaps the most pro-Jewish German writer of his time, his ideas were adopted by Hitler and Nazism.
by Barry Rubin
No serious thinker has done more harm to the Jewish people than Friedrich Nietzsche, whose writings were an important inspiration for Adolf Hitler and Nazism. Yet far from being an anti-Semite, Nietzsche was one of the most pro-Jewish German writers of his time. How can this paradox be explained, and does it have any lessons for the present day?
Nietzsche was the son and grandson of Protestant ministers. He became an academic expert on ancient Greece, yet his poor health forced him to resign his professorship at a young age. He spent most of the rest of his life on a pension, traveling from spa to resort town trying to avoid the extremes of weather that gave him such physical discomfort.
A massively productive and self-consciously iconoclastic writer, Nietzsche never attained a large readership in his lifetime, though his fame did grow. His life and works are too complex to summarize here, but one constant feature of his worldview was his friendliness — even admiration — towards Jews.
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U.S. diplomat knows more about minaret ban than a the Swiss Parliament

Disturbing conclusions from the U.S.: A senior government official has made astounding statements about the ban on minarets in Switzerland. Before the assembled world press, he explained clearly that the Federal Council was working to overturn the result of the referendum. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA), according to the “Sonntag” newspaper, reacts with surprise.
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Reichstag dome closed amid terrorism fears

Police have closed the dome and roof terrace of Berlin’s Reichstag in a dramatic security clampdown following reports that Islamists were planning a Mumbai-style attack on the building. The press office for the German parliament or Bundestag announced Monday morning the dome and roof, popular tourist attractions that offer panoramic views of the capital, would be closed indefinitely.The announcement followed a weekend report in news magazine Der Spiegel that said Islamic extremists were planning an armed raid on the 116-year-old building, which houses the parliament, in the style of the 2008 Mumbai attack, in which at least 175 people were killed.Security around the Reichstag had been strengthened “to a considerable extent,” Berlin Interior Minister Ehrhart Körting said. He said there were extra barriers and 60 extra police stationed around the building. The extra layers of security come on top of a previous security boost last week.Visits to the Reichstag will still be possible for groups that have registered in advance.Der Spiegel reported on Saturday that German security authorities had received information from an extremist who has been phoning the federal criminal police (BKA) with information.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Germany in fear of Islamic terror, Muslim thug-in chief calls for “better protection”- of mosques…

by sheikyermami
Beyond parody. Cry me a river:
A German Muslim leader on Saturday called for better protection of mosques across the country in the wake of the latest arson attack on Berlin’s largest mosque, IRNA office in Berlin reported.
Talking to reporters, the Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims Aiman Mazyek said, “Rarely does a week go by without an attack on a mosque.” “The current terror hysteria exacerbates this climate … and strengthens those people who plans such attacks,” he added.
Mazyek was referring to Friday’s arson attack on the Sehitlik mosque, the fourth of its kind on the worshipping house over the past six months.
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Propaganda event for the Iranian regime at the Marriott Courtyard Hamburg Aiport Hotel

STOP THE BOMB protests against an event to promote German-Iranian trade in the Courtyard Hamburg Airport Hotel (Marriott), which is scheduled for Monday, November 22, 2010. Address: Flughafenstraße 47, 22415 Hamburg.
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Germany: Reports warn of attack on Reichstag

Reports are flying through the German media that al-Qaida has sent armed terrorists to Germany to storm the Reichstag, take hostages and kill as many people as possible in a Mumbai-style attack. Der Spiegel reported on Saturday morning that German security authorities had received information from an extremist who has been phoning the federal criminal police (BKA) over the last few days. He supposedly wants to defect, and is therefore offering information about his jihadist colleagues’ plans. It was his information which prompted Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière to publicly warn of a possible impending attack. The caller, who is not in Germany, although Der Spiegel did not say where he is, said a terrorist commando of six people has already been formed, and that two of the men concerned went to Berlin at least six weeks ago.Four more terrorists including a German, a Turk, and a North African, are allegedly waiting to come to Germany for the attack, which is planned for February or March. The Interior Ministry received a second warning two weeks ago from the FBI, talking of a pact between the Indian Shiite group Saif and al-Qaida, which involved Saif sending two men to Germany to carry out an attack.They are said to be expected to enter the United Arab Emirates on November 22, be furnished with new identity papers there and then come to Germany, travelling on visas for the Schengen area which they allegedly already have. One of the men behind this plan to attack Germany is said to be Dawood Ibrahim, a man considered by the UN to be a supporter of terrorism, and one of those behind the 2008 attacks in Mumbai.
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