Friday, August 31, 2012

Malmo, Sweden Again in Flames - More Violence in France and Germany

Hat tip to Gates of Vienna.

Malmo, Sweden was over one quarter Muslim in 2009 and is on course to become the first Muslim-majority city in Western Europe. If you have read about, or seen footage of, arson attacks in that nation , chances are that the city in which they were occurring is Malmo.

The city has an enormous problem with crime. The overwhelming (And I am being conservative in that choice of word) amount of actors in these crimes are Muslim immigrants or children of them. Rapes and gang-rapes of indigenous Swedish women are so frequent as to suggest that the females of the native population are being treated as spoils of war. The postal service in the city stopped making deliveries in some parts of Malmo because the letter carriers were subject to frequent attacks. Firefighters will not respond to the scenes of arsons unless the cops accompany them. Native Swedes have fled the city in droves.

From the link at top:

"Malmö — a city in flames

THE GANGSTER CITY: Malmö woke up after another night of burning cars. Five cars burned during the night in various parts of the city. Most Malmö residents hardly raise their eyebrows over such things anymore. The inhabitants are hardened, and they have been forced to get used to an almost chaotic situation. But according to sjuklövern [seven-leaf clover, the seven-party system], the only thing to do is to like this situation.

For the fourth time in five evenings, a car was set ablaze on Professorsgatan, Hermodsdal [Fosie, Malmö; Google Maps]. On earlier occasions, bottles and stones were thrown at rescue services, so they waited for the police before driving all the way to the car, and then extinguished the fire.

On Hårds Väg, Rosengård [Malmö; Google Maps], in the parking area next to the railway, four cars were totally destroyed in a fire (see reader photo above). According to an AP [] reader living nearby, the fire was like an explosion. The car blazes have even generated an argument about whose responsibility it is to remove the wrecks."

The pace has also stepped up is France, Where shootings among drug gangs that operate out of Muslim quarters in Marseilles have caused at least one government official to call for the French army to be sent in to restore order:

"It’s not the army’s job to control the [Mohammedan] quarters,’ according to [French president] Hollande

Maybe not today, but soon enough the army may be the only option left.

‘It’s not the army’s job to control the quarters.’ Just as [interior minister] Manuel Valls did earlier that same day, the President of the Republic has swept aside a proposal by a socialist deputy from Marseille who had appealed for sending the military to fight against drug trafficking.

The PS [Parti Socialiste] senator and mayor of the city’s 15th and 16th arrondissements, Samia Ghali, spoke out on Thursday, during an interview given to La Provence, after a 25-year-old man was killed Wednesday evening with a burst from a Kalashnikov in the northern neighbourhoods of Marseille. Since the beginning of this year, fourteen persons have been killed in the city during such settling of accounts, and nineteen in the entire Marseille region.

‘Today, given the war-style weaponry used by the [criminal] networks, only the army can intervene. Primarily to disarm the dealers. And then to block the clients’ access to the quarters, using roadblocks, as in times of war. Even if this takes a year or two, it needs to be done,’ claims Samia Ghali in La Provence.

‘After another bloody summer, we need to speak up with the truth. I think the authorities do not realise the severity of the situation. The killings following each other at Marseille are becoming a national media attraction,’ deplores the deputy, whose arrondissements have just been classified by the interior minister as belonging to the zones de sécurité prioritaire (ZSP).

For her part, UMP déléguée générale Valérie Rosso-Debord assesses in a communiqué that ‘the statements made by Samia Ghali, who demands that the army be deployed, must make the state react. […] This city does not need symbols, but a real security policy which frees it from the track of delinquency and banditry it is on.’

The murder committed on Wednesday took place in Marseille’s northern quarters, in the city’s 14th arrondissement. The man was shot shortly after 11 pm on Boulevard Casanova [Google Maps], while riding in a black Twingo driven by a young woman, specified the public prosecutor Jacques Dallest on site.

The couple were waiting at a red light when two passengers of another vehicle shot at the victim from a short distance, riddling him with rounds from a Kalashnikov assault rifle. The driver, who was very shocked, ‘was only slightly injured by grazing shots. It is a miracle she survived,’ emphasised M Dallest.

Some thirty cartridges were found at the crime scene, where police officers began the investigation, protected from curious gazes by a dark blind, gathering the first witness reports. The man, who lived in the northern quarters, ‘was known to the police for various infractions,’ added the prosecutor. According to a source close to the investigation, the victim has been identified and had been specially indicted for activities connected to drug trafficking."

It's a banner week in the Fifth Republic. In Grigny, cops were shot, and also attacked with incendiaries, after responding to a domestic dispute. The French media, like most of their colleagues in Western Europe, refer to the assailants as "youths', or as they say on Brooklyn NY, "yutes". If you watch the video (Below) until the end, the housing projects will provide a small clue as to what religion the youths probably belong:

-and on to the Fatherland, where Jews are being beaten up in Berlin. 

Did you think that the assailants were neo-Nazis?

Bolding is added.

" 'This was an attack against freedom of religion”

The attack took place at 6:20 p.m. in the Becker Street, which is part of the “painters’ district” in Friedenau. Here where the streets bear the names of artists like Cranach and Rubens live the Rabbi with his wife and two children. Neighbors who live in the same building are horrified. “We are shocked by what happened,” says a 68-year-old neighbor, “and in the presence of his little daughter.” The district is of middle-class style, but there are certain problems with an “accumulation” of Arab youths who live in a new block of flats in the nearby Dürer Square. The block near the Friedenau train station was inhabited by Arab families, whose children went in groups and were often aggressive. The worst times were some years ago, but then the inhabitants created the citizen’s initiative “Dürer-neighborhood” in order to make improvements in the district.

“Everything got better after the apartment house was renovated,” the pensioner said. This initiative ceased to exist two years ago. The owner of the trattoria in Becker Street, in which the rabbi is a regular customer, confirms that there are problems with the Arabs. “The rabbi is a peaceful, quiet and courteous man. Where do we live, that someone is beaten because of his faith?” the Italian restaurant owner asks angrily. The rabbi had dinner in his restaurant that night, and at that time he saw “Arab youths” walking nearby and lighting their cigarettes. He noticed nothing about the attack, because a hedge obstructed the view. “The rabbi ran towards me, he had wounds on his face,” the owner said. Dürer Square is one block away, surrounded by the railway station underpass, an Aldi-Market and pastel-colored apartment blocks
And from

Jewish community sees an increased number of attacks

After the attack against a rabbi in Berlin, a debate on anti-Semitism and possible causes for the attack has erupted. The four perpetrators, who according to the police were youths of Arab origin, have not yet been detained. The Jewish community in Berlin announced that they are planning to develop their own data bank to register anti-Semitic incidents from 2013 on. “The verbal attacks against Jews have increased,” said Gideon Joffe, the chair of the community.


Rabbi Walter Rothschild spoke about a “new dimension”. He himself has been already attacked and also received insulting emails. Rothschild additionally reported that he no longer wears the traditional Jewish head covering (kippah) in public.
Finally, from Berliner Morgenpost:

Everyday hate against Jews on the streets of Germany

The brutal attack against a rabbi in Berlin has not taken the Jewish community of the capital by surprise. Anti-Semitism has been increasing for a long time. It is prevalent especially amongst Turks and Arabs.

Anti-Semitism amongst Turks and Arabs

As recently as August 7, a drunken man insulted a couple in Friedrichshain in an anti-Semitic way and threatened them. One year ago, a 13-year-old was beaten in Prenzlauer Berg because he was wearing a kippah. Some years ago several youths of Arab origin attacked orthodox Jews in Charlottenburg.

Just two years ago, the Jewish community pointed to an increasing level of anti-Semitism, mostly amongst young Turks and Arabs. The Foundation Amadeu-Antonio has for a long time labelled anti-Semitism as the main problem in “huge urban residential areas with predominantly Muslim inhabitants.”

The German-Arab Center sees the origin of anti-Semitism in the Arab countries from which the members of the Arab communities come. “The parents follow the conflict in their homelands daily, even when living here in Germany,” the director of the center, Ali Maarous said. They are furious about what happens in their homelands.

“This fury and the hate then passes to the children,” Maarous said. The center works on the task of educating young people. Youth have been told in numerous seminars to stay away from political disputes and to deal with them in a rational way.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Time for Russia to Protect Christians in Near and Middle East

The broken Arab Spring record* just keeps playing the same line.

*For those who are not familiar with American English slang/idiomatic phrases, a broken record/album refers to the old vinyl records that, if they were scratched, caused the needle to continually skip back to the last-played line/part of the song with each revolution and thus keep repeating itself. I have a bad habit of falling back on slang and phrases that are not well known outside the US. With the advent of cassettes, CD's and digital files for music or other audio storage, even younger Americans may have no idea what it means.

Hat tip to Jihad Watch.
Bolding is added.

"Damascus (Agenzia Fides) - A terrorist attack hit innocent Christian faithful and innocent Druzes in the area of Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus: yesterday, August 28, at 2 pm, a bomb in a car was detonated while a crowd of faithful, families, elderly people, women and children, were heading to the cemetery to bury two young people. The two had died the day before, on August 27, also victims of an IED. As the crowd, after the funeral, was accompanying the deceased to the burial, a taxi exploded causing 12 deaths (according to other sources 27), including 5 children, and injuring more than 50 people. In Jarmana about 600 thousand people live, mostly religious minorities: there are 250 thousand Christians (Assyrians, Armenians, Chaldeans, Melkites, Orthodox and other denominations), as well as Druzes and about 120 thousand Iraqi refugees, who fled to Syria in past years.
As reported by Fides sources in Damascus, the Christians in the suburbs of Jaramana (south-west of Damascus) and Zamalka (South-East of the city) are under pressure from armed groups jiahdisti and are terrified. Today in Zamalka a family of Armenian Christians was found murdered, and all members of the family horribly decapitated. The execution brings to mind the work of radical Islamist Salafis.
These acts, which affect innocent people, have generated anger and confusion in the Christian community. A leader of the Latin Catholic community of Damascus, who requested anonymity, told Fides: "These are terrorist acts: we do not know who is behind, some are groups that want to destroy Syria. Armed gangs of jihadists have begun to sow terror. The point is that even in the West, Christians are often portrayed as friends of the regime or collaborators of the repression, but it is not true. Christians are with the Syrian people and just want peace. But this propaganda gives terrorist groups, infiltrators among the rebels, a pretext to attack us." (PA) (Agenzia Fides 29/08/2012)"

The Obama administration continues to ignore the atrocities that visit the Christians of the Middle and Near East. There have even been reports that the CIA, many of whom are probably at least nominal Christians themselves, has operatives on the ground in the region.

Note that the article stresses that our operatives are trying to limit the acquisition of arms to fighters who are not deemed to be anti-US. It's a great relief that we are only helping the rebels that go to great lengths to assure us that they really are nice guys after-all.

As usual, there is more anti-Christian violence, and threats of the same, going on in Syria than your run-of-the-mill bombings and decapitations:

"The Metropolitan Archbishop of Aleppo, His Exc. Mgr. Jean-Clément Jeanbart’s residence was broken into and looted during clashes between militiamen and loyalist troops. The Archbishop, his Vicar and some priests fled a few hours before the episode, which occurred last Thursday, and took refuge in the house of the Franciscans in Aleppo. According to Fides sources in the local Catholic community, those responsible "are unidentified groups, who want to foster a sectarian war and involve the Syrian people in a sectarian strife." As confirmed to Fides by the Franciscan Fr. George Abu Khazen, OFM, Apostolic Pro-Vicar of the Latin Catholic community, who welcomed the greek-Catholic confreres, "Archbishop Jeanbart expressed great concern and dismay over the incident, and he repeated, shaken, in a single word : Why? ". Then he left for Lebanon, where he still stands. In the following days, when the military regained control of the situation, the Mgr. Jeanbat’s Vicar was able to return to his see, noting that the doors had been forced and there were different objects missing (such as a computer and projector).
Fr. George explains that in past days there was a battle in the old city of Aleppo, and the fighting reached Fahrat Square, where all the archbishoprics are. In addition to the greek Catholic (Melkite), also the Maronite Catholic was damaged. Some militants also broke into the Byzantine Christian museum "Maarrat Nahman", damaging some artifacts and icons. "

"Aleppo (Agenzia Fides) - "We fear a massacre if the army were to attack in large numbers in districts in opposition hands. The army is still strong, even though it has lost a plane, and the opposition is increasingly armed, " said local Church sources to Fides from Aleppo, in the middle of the clash between the forces of the Assad regime and those of the opposition.
Our sources, for security reasons do not wish to be named, said that "although no threats were made against Christians
[There have actually been mnay threats as noted n previous posts], there is growing fear in our community. What is feared are mercenaries and other foreign fighters, some belonging to Al Qaeda. It is these that scare us. With the Syrians, dialogue is possible because we identify ourselves as children of the same nation, but with foreign mercenaries who will defend us?, especially because as Christians we excluded to defend our neighborhoods with arms, because we want to be elements of peace," concludes the sources of Fides"

The above includes some noteworthy points. The Christians have to carefully couch their words in a manner that makes it appear that they are just as afraid of the Syrian army as they are of the rebels. In light of the fact that the Assad regime traditionally has provided some measure of security to Syria's Christians, is it very unlikely that they actually have any appreciable fear of government forces. The rebels also see the Christians as having at least some moral support for the regime, so the Christians need to use diplomatic language to make them look as neutral as possible in order to avoid being targeted en masse once the regime does fall. What follows the comment on the Syrian army illustrates what concerns the Christians the most - foreign fighters who have been arriving and augmenting the ranks of the rebels. These are the ones who have the biggest axe to grind against Christians and are the most likely to engage in widespread and sustained violence against them.

In a post on August 18, 2012, I finally admitted to myself that neither America, Western Europe, nor any other nation(s) were going to left a finger to provide any amount of security to their coreligionists in the region in which Christianity began. I consequently dispensed with my concerns with Russia's apparent willingness to let Iran move forward with its nuclear program and called for the Third Rome to step in and take action in support of Christians in the Middle and Near East. I noted that Russia had already, in the days prior to the greed and jealousy-inspired Western European foolishness of the Crimean War, demanded that she be allowed to have sovereignty over all Christians in the regions then under Ottoman rule. A strong Russian presence would be a major deterrent to those who seek to treat Christians brutally, may have them think twice about attacking landlocked Armenia and her sister Republic of of  Nagorno-Karabakh, and give Iran cause to back off from threatening Israel.

It is time that we admit to ourselves that the balance of power and somewhat static condition of the world as we have known to exist for decades is long gone. The Soviet Union and the US are no longer the players on the board in the region. The former is defunct, and its successor nation, no longer encumbered with the burden of advancing the pathetic ideology of Socialism (That's our problem now) not only deserves to, but has a degree of obligation, to play its part. During the Cold War, the great post-WWII powers a least had movements in that region that were somewhat nationalistic or political in nature and could provide or withdraw support to these as the situation dictated. 

With the onset of an neo-Islam that is every bit what it was when it burst out of Arabia in the 7th century and more, it is time that it be confronted on the conditions that its adherents are forcing on us. The nature of Islam is to see overtures of peace as weakness. It can only be dealt with by rolling it back against itself until it stagnates, or better yet, collapses completely. The voting bloc of Islamic nations in the UN will howl with protest, but their barbaric system must be stripped of all power.

We need to accept that things need to change. Russia is still a major power, and an extension of her influence has the potential of making her an even greater one. If the arrival in that region of a nation that maintains a paternal attitude towards Christians can afford them some reasonable protection, and this leads to a further strengthening of the Russian state, I can find no argument that this could be a problem. Russia has no designs on conquering either Western Europe or China, and the US has far more in her favor in encouraging mutual business interests between the two nations. Russia is not a true Republic or a Democracy? So what? Russia did not have the benefit of developing free of foreign rule as did the nations of Western Europe. She only fully shook herself free from the rule of the Mongol Khanates when Western Europe had a firm foothold in the modern era. Until that point the Russian principalities were either tribute-paying vassals or frontier states dealing with the last of the Asiatic nomads. 

Spain and Portugal too had the same frontier state problems in having to, in piecemeal fashion, reconquer their penisula from Islamic rule. Even with their postion, one that was much less geographically isolated from Western Europe than Russia, was not enough to preclude a period of struggle to create societies that were conducive to the sort of government that GW Bush insisted that Russia adopt immediately or face ostracism. The decades of stagnation that resulted from Soviet Marxism also created a situation from which it was much harder to extricate a society and establish a solid Republic than the one that Spain had bequeathed to it by Franco.

I for one would hold that a more assertive Russia that has a real mission, and a solid sense of identity that goes along with such, would be beneficial to the world scene.   

The vicious Anjem Choudary recently, as have dozens of his coreligionists in other Western Europe nations,  called for Muslims in the UK to keep having more babies in order to take over the country by demographics.   With their declared intentions for Western Europe, and their current oppressive actions in the Middle and Near East, the prospect of an Islam that will tire of its designs of world conquest is basically nil.

We have to be open to major changes; Christians are being wiped out or forced out of the Middle and Near East and Western Culture is being threatened in manner not seen since the period from the  first two centuries of Islamic conquest to the Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683. The latter event was a mere one hundred years prior to the peace treaty that was signed by the representatives of the United Kingdom and the American Republic.

The global situation that we have come to assume to be relatively permanent is untenable.

-From the earlier post:

"Russia is close enough geographically to send and maintain sufficient troops and equipment for such a campaign. She is not destitute financially. Her people are not milquetoasts like many of the US and Western Europe; I don't see many Cindy Sheehans among them. Russian soldiers are as manly as ours and they routinely go long periods without the comforts that many US military personnel enjoy.

It is time that Russia fixes the mess created by GW Bush and perfected by Obama. A move into Syria would be the first logical step. Russia has a naval base in the region, and Lebanon could be occupied at the same time. Once her position is consolidated, the message can be put out that no further acts of violence against Christians in the region will be tolerated. Call him a thug if you want but don't dismiss the man - if I heard such a warning from from Putin, I would not doubt that he was serious.

I would not doubt that such a bold move would result in throngs of foreign volunteers to assist Russia in her efforts. The UN, with its massive Muslim nation voting bloc, will go bananas, but who cares? Unless I misunderstand this, Russia can still exercise a Security Council veto."

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fascism OK for the Left as Long as it is Islamic Fascism

Hat tip to Gates of Vienna.

In yesterday's post I reasserted my position that Islamic culture is not compatible with a Western society. As long as a Muslim population is statistically insignificant or is otherwise too small to result in any real manifestation of political power or influence, things tend to be OK. Once that changes, Muslims begin to demand more and more concessions, violence increases, and fundamentalistic thought becomes more predominant.

Until today I was not aware of a particular political movement among Turks of many different nations. The Grey Wolves appears to be the self-applied name used by the Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). Its goal is to create a Turkish nation that stretches from the former Ottoman-ruled areas of the Balkans (Which was the entire Balkans and then some) to the regions of Western China, which is peopled by ethnic Turks was near to the point of origin of the original Turkish tribes.

As I have noted earlier, Turks never existed anywhere near Asia Minor/Anatolia/Modern Turkey until later Medieval times. So when you hear that St. Nicholas lived in Myra, which is in Turkey, you can correct anyone who claims that Santa Claus was a Turk.

This party has an outlook that is Fascist in that it is strongly associated with radical nationalistic/ethnic thought. Due to the historical origins of Fascism, I along with many others classify it as a doctrine of the Left. It was designed with some of the same intentions of early Leftists; strong central control of industry, political organization of the working classes, etc. The main difference with the traditional Left is that Fascism is not international in its outlook. The former seeks to eliminate all national borders and sovereignty. Some early proponents of fascism actually viewed it as a stepping stone to true Marxism.

Another point on which I have written is the Year Zero concept. This is the idea that, to create the society of the future, which to a leftist is full-bore international Communism, all cultural influences of the past must be eradicated. The most well known examples of this were seen in the purges of the Khmer Rouge and Mao's Cultural Revolution. In the West, we are experiencing the exact same thing. The only difference is that here no one is as of yet being sent to labor camps or being executed. 

The means by which the Left seeks to realize Year Zero in the West is to denigrate or otherwise strategically ignore all the historical works of Western Civilization and to consign them to the dustbins of history. It is a fairly effective measure; ensure that people are either completely ignorant of their past or detest it so much that it is consequently ignored by the sheep-like masses, and the plan if at least halfway accomplished. Once that obstacle is out of the way, Western Culture is poised to be swept aside by the tide of Marxism.

Hillaire Belloc noted in How the Reformation Happened that the Great Schism of the West went a long way towards excising from Western Europe the idea that a unified Church had any importance. In the Church were two individuals who claimed to be the legitimate Pope. At one point a Church council muddied the waters further and named another claimant, thus resulting in three claimants. I will go no father on this other than to note that at no point was their any more than one legitimate Pope at any time, but the conflict nevertheless resulted in various groups/nations supporting one claimant vs. the other(s) and that this confusion created a sort of disillusion and possibly apathy in Western Europe in regards to the concept of a unified Church. Belloc noted that an entire generation had grown up and aged while witnessing this period of confusion and competing loyalties. The first act of the play that ended in the Balkanization of the Western Church was completed.

The following essay posted in Gates of Vienna describes the paradox that exists today in Leftist-influenced societies in how they respond to nationalistic movements. Those that support nationalism of European nations or the protection of a people's (In this case those of Western Europe) sense of identity are attacked without mercy by the Left. Those that advocate the same thing for other peoples, such as the Grey Turks, are left to themselves and are not bothered in any way. In applying the maxim of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend", the Left is fine with a Fascist group that would help in undermining Western Societies and rid the West once and for all of Christianity, Judaism, and the sense of historical/ethnic identity of its peoples. 

The author of the essay holds that Fascism is a far-right ideology, but I would agree with him that, if it were so, it is certainly (as he notes) a "mirror image" of Leftist ideology.

-From the Gates of Vienna translator:

"The Grey Wolves (Graue Wölfe) is the designation for members of the Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) founded in 1961. They also call themselves the “Idealists” (Turkish, Ülkücüler). The goal of the Grey Wolves is to unite all Turks by the establishment of a Turkish nation stretching from the Balkans through Central Asia into Xinjiang in China. German Intelligence (der Verfassungsschutz) of North Rhine-Westphalia, which monitors the Grey Wolves, alleges that the organisation is contributing” to the emergence of a parallel society in Europe” and sees it as “a hindrance to the integration of the Turkish population” (Source: Metapedia). Enemies of the Grey Wolves are made up largely of the Kurds, Jews, Greeks, Armenians, and the Americans. The Turkish ethno-nationalist movement can “howl their fascistic slogans”, as Sattler puts it, because “those responsible can file suit with reference to the anti-discrimination law” [Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ)]

The Bunte Republik (The Multicoloured Republic of Germany) is a political expression in Germany. M. Sattler uses it repeatedly in place of the official name for Germany,Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany), hence ‘The Multicultural Republic of Germany’. The word play is on Bund (Federal) and Bunt (multicoloured, coloured, mottled, spotted). .............."

The aforementioned essay in Gates of Vienna:
Bolding is added.

No Fight against the Right
By M. Sattler

The anti-fascism of the Bunten Republik [Multicoloured Republic] makes distinctions according to criteria of nationality: German right-wing extremism is opposed, Turkish right-wing extremism is tolerated. By contrast, the anti-fascism of East Germany was a universal anti-fascism: right-wing extremism was a generalised enemy, independent of a particular nation. The reasons for these entirely divergent stances are to be sought in the ideological backgrounds of these two left-doctrinaire states.

1. The Anti-fascism of East Germany

The anti-fascism of East Germany arose from its Marxist-Leninist tradition and its self-conception as part of the communist world revolution: The goal of the Marxist-Leninist worker’s struggle is in fact the worldwide overcoming of national identities through the construction of a social identity defined by class struggle. The Fascism founded by Mussolini formed the direct counter-thesis to that: in response to Lenin’s October Revolution, Mussolini called for overcoming of the class-antagonisms, not by struggle, but by national solidarity within the great totality. Both ideologies, Marxism-Leninism and Fascism, therefore deal with the same themes of “class” and “nation”. They form a typical pair of opposites providing divergent answers to the same question. Marxist-Leninist communism means necessarily rejection of its laterally reversed mirror image; that is, uncompromising anti-fascism, and vice versa [“laterally reversed mirror image”, des seitenverkehrten Spiegelbilds, can also mean a mirror image reversed left to right].

Since Marxism-Leninism strives to overcome the idea of nation and for the internationalism of the working class, it can combat Fascism consistently only in an anti-nationalistic way; that is, it does not differentiate Fascism by the criterion of nationality, into a “good” and a “bad” Fascism. It attacks the enemy, right-wing nationalistic fascistic thinking, on a worldwide basis: in Italy under Mussolini; in Poland after the military putsch of 1926; in Germany of the late 1920s; in the 1930s in Thailand and Japan and in Spain under Franco; in the 1950s and ‘60s in Turkey and in the 1970s in Chile. The anti-fascism of the Marxist-Leninist East Germany also stood in this tradition of a universal, worldwide oriented anti-fascism until 1989.

2. The Anti-Fascism of the Bunten Republik

In contrast to East Germany the foundation of our present-day “Bunten Republik” is to be sure unmistakably left-wing doctrinaire, but not Marxist-Leninist. The left-doctrinaire ideology of theBunten Republik rests on the strongly Maoist-created Cultural Revolution of the ’68ers — a left-wing revolution which never took place in the Marxist-Leninist sphere of influence of the Soviet Union. As distinct from Marxism-Leninism, however, Maoism is not only a movement oriented toward class struggle, but is first and foremost a culture-war movement inimical to civilisation. The new communist man can only emerge insofar as he annihilates the “old” culture altogether. The core questions of Marxism-Leninism and its fascistic antithesis therefore play only a marginal role for Maoism. The Maoist does not struggle either against other classes or other nations; his fight is introverted and auto-aggressive; his image of the enemy is his own culture as part of the human civilisation.

These auto-aggressive Maoist influences also gained a foothold in West Germany after Mao’s 1966 Cultural Revolution, where they influenced the revolt of the 1968ers quite substantially. They also explain the different perspectives on Fascism between East Germany and the Bunten Republik. In the Marxist-Leninist East Germany a fascist was a fascist, no matter which country he came from. In the more vigorously Maoist cultural-revolutionaryBunten Republik on the other hand, Fascism counted as an enemy only in the auto-aggressive context. When 6,000 Turkish right-wing extremists [Grey Wolves] gather in the Grugahalle [an indoor sports arena on 19 Nov. 2011] in Essen and howl their fascistic slogans, this is no issue for the Bunten Republik. In Germany, to oppose Turkish Fascists would be counterproductive for the cultural revolution. Very definitely it is an issue however, when five German right-wing extremists gather in front of a drink-kiosk.

Unlike East Germany, therefore, the Bunte Republik by no means fights “against the Right” universally, it fights selectively. Out if its budget of millions for the “war against the Right”, it will never allocate even a single penny for the fight against the Turkish Grey Wolves. This apparent “double standard” is not, however, a consequence of a naïve misjudgement of the real situational danger stemming from right-wing extremism in Germany. It is a deliberate and entirely consistent course of political action which is immediately derived from the auto-aggressive character of the multicoloured ideology [bunten Ideologie], itself influenced by Maoism from the outset, and directed against its own culture and civilisation. To characterise the Bunte Republik as “anti-fascistic” or indeed to see it in the tradition of the universalised anti-fascism of East Germany is not only to misjudge the East German context taken by itself. Such an evaluation also misconstrues the historically evolved variations internal to the left-doctrinaire world of ideas, and hence the entire ideological foundation of our present-day Bunten Republik.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hospitals Are Victims of Islamic Tolerance in Europe

Hat tip to Gates of Vienna.

The recent invasion of a hospital by up to 70 men, many of whom were armed, in Odense, Denmark may very well be the most obvious illustration of the incompatibility of Islamic culture and that of the West. European hospitals have long suffered from the acts of both tolerant Muslim men who refuse to allow male doctors to examine their wives and and women who not only do the same for themselves but also insist that only females treat their daughters. Many may have read the report a while back of the husband who punched a male doctor in a French hospital for daring to attempt to examine his wife. Earlier in 2012, a Turkish immigrant's death that resulted from a confrontation with German police (The accounts/reports of the incident point to a situation in which police were justified) was followed by the vicious ransacking of the intensive care ward of the hospital. This included destruction of not only furniture and paintings/wall photos, but also medical equipment. Responding police officers were kicked and punched and had to withdraw until backup arrived. Violence and other bizarrely chaotic behavior consistent of that which is routine in Muslim majority countries (Particularly in hospitals) is no longer considered to be an anomaly  in Western Europe

In the US, the worst our hospitals have so far had to deal with were cases in which Doctors who, treating patients who were Jehovah's Witnesses, were told by family members or in some cases fellow Kingdom Hall (Local Church) members, that the patient was not to be given any blood transfusions.

Still, the Odense invasion deserves special note.
-From the top-linked article:
Bolding is added.

The latest incident of such inexcusable savagery within the walls of a European public medical facility occurred last week in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Danish newspapers report that about 70 men, some armed with “cudgels,” invaded the Odense University Hospital emergency ward, looking to further harm, even possibly kill, a man who had just been admitted in critical condition with a gunshot wound. Luckily, no hospital staff member was injured, and it was most likely the heroics of the police officers present that prevented the intruders from reaching the injured patient.

There were pictures torn down from the walls. There were vases knocked into pieces. It was quite intimidating to both staff and police there, and several officers had to fire their guns to get them to disappear,” said one Danish police official in describing the chaos.
Another police official stated: “They poured in with clubs into the emergency room…The staff at the hospital had to jump for their lives, and several police officers had to pull their service weapons to force the group out…”
Frustrated at being unable to reach their target, the vandals then took their anger out on ambulances and police vehicles. In all, the Copenhagen Post reported that “one ambulance and four police cars were destroyed in the night’s events.”

The trouble apparently began earlier that evening between rival immigrant groups when two members of one group drove up to the other’s Eid al-Fitr celebration that was being held in a shopping center parking lot. After being identified as an enemy, one report states the 26-year-old victim wound up being shot at least twice in one leg and stabbed several times in the other, but several shots were fired at the car the two were in. It is also at the crime scene that two of the four police cars may have been destroyed, while an ambulance summoned for the injured man was also reportedly attacked."

The frequency and escalation of the severity of such violent acts has been building up for years as the amount of Muslims living in Europe increases.

Doctors and other hospital personnel are often victims of individual attacks as well. In his book The Spread of Islamikaze Terrorism In Europe: The Third Islamic Invasion, author Raphael Israeli writes: “In 2004, there were 145 attacks in hospitals in France, rising to more than 200 in 2006 in which medical staff had been attacked by Muslims.” A story in Le Figaro this year maintains that French hospital personnel are becoming “more and more victims of violence,” citing a report from the health ministry agency responsible for keeping track of violence in healthcare facilities.

Also in 2006, France’s medical establishment became very concerned about Muslims rejecting the secular nature of French hospitals after a colleague was punched by a Muslim husband who did not want him to examine his wife. As a result, the French National College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians issued a declaration that rejected “any moves to undermine the principle that public hospitals are part of the secular state, in which patients must accept being examined by a doctor of the opposite sex.”

Note that prior to the explosion of the population of European Muslims, most followers of Mohammed acquiesced to the cultural norms of their new country.

“Thirty years ago, Muslim women came into our hospitals without any alarm at being taken into care of doctors, most of whom were men, and there were none of these difficulties. Why are things going backwards? It is for Islam to adapt to the liberties that all must possess in a modern state,” the college stated.

"Such a declaration was probably long overdue. In 1998, for example, Le Figaro reports a Muslim fundamentalist physically prevented a male doctor for 30 minutes from helping his wife during a difficult delivery. He didn’t want a man touching her. The fundamentalist finally acceded, but his baby was born handicapped. The doctor apparently did not have the time “to carry out the examination that would have prevented serious neurological complications.”

And things do not seem to have gotten better in French hospitals since the declaration. In her book Menaces religieuses sur l’hopital (Religious Threats to the Hospital), published last year, writer Isabelle Levy gives examples of how catering to religious sensitivities, and not just to Islam but to other religions as well, are affecting proper medical care and wasting valuable time and resources. It sometimes takes 45 minutes, for example, to convince a woman with an earache to lift her veil for an examination, while some mothers won’t let a male pediatrician examine their daughters.

“Some have forbidden access to their room to male hospital personnel, not hesitating to post a sign ‘Forbidden To Men’ on the door,” Levy writes.

Ironically, Levy is reported to have once worked acquainting healthcare workers with different religious rites and practices so that they could “better respond to the needs of the sick.” But after seeing the abuse of such tolerance, both by patients and hospital staff, Levy has now “gone over to the other side” and become a big defender of the secular hospital. But as with many other ills created by multiculturalism in Western Europe, her awakening may have come too late.

The maddening thing about the barbarism now being enacted in western European hospitals is that it was predictable. One only has to examine the behavior in the hospital systems in the countries of the immigrants’ origin to realize what they are acting out is nothing new. Hospitals are invaded by angry individuals, family and clan members in countries like the United Arab Emirates,Pakistan and Yemen, among others, who damage the facilities, beat up staff and maybe even kill a doctor. Even in supposedly secular Turkey, attacks against medical personnel are reported to beon the rise. This year, a parliamentarian from Turkey’s Peace and Democracy Party reportedly beat up a doctor after throwing a tantrum in an emergency room. 

(Note that this phenomena appears to coincide with the ending of Ataturk's secular Turkey and the rise of Turkey's Islamist government headed by Tayyip Erdogan and his crew. The rise of Fundamentalist Islam may very well be another factor in the rise of violence in Europe).

Looking back, it seems incredible that such cultures were not examined for their compatibility with Western values and standards before their members were allowed to immigrate in such large numbers to the West. This is turning out to be the multiculturalists’ greatest sin.

An interesting reaction in normally politically correct Western Europe occurred in response to the invasion.

In response to the Copenhagen hospital attack, the Danish parliamentary Foreigner and Integration Policy Committee chairwoman “suggested” that those who wished to engage in such violence should “go home to their native country.” A pipedream! These barbarians will not voluntarily leave the welfare heaven of Western Europe, and leftist groups and human rights laws will prevent any effort to deport. Thus, such violence is in Western Europe to stay and will only increase with time. So the only option now is that one had probably better get building more hospitals. Europe will be needing them.

Islamic tolerance has made its mark in Muslim-majority nations for almost fourteen hundred years. I find it hard to believe that the Establishment in the EU could not see this coming from a mile away. The importation of massive amounts if Muslim immigrants seems have been undertaken with the purpose of overturning the electorate of Western Europe to create a body politic that will support Leftist candidates and polices. In the meantime, the societal structure of Europe gets torn apart. To the left, this is just collateral damage.Even this may be a generous assessment. The Left needs to create a Western Europe that has no sense of identity whatsoever. That is a tall order unless you dilute the population with hordes of newcomers that have no intention of assimilating.
In the words of Marxist Bertolt Brecht in his poem The Solution:
".....Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?"

-And when the Louvre, the Sistine Chapel, and others places that contain priceless works of art, and display the fruits of the imagination of the Western mind, become offensive to the newcomers, then what?

I know that they will want, and I know where I will stand in the event that this occurs.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Afghan Security Forces a Horror-show

The experiment is fast proving itself to be an exercise in futility.

"Two U.S. Troops Killed by Rogue Afghan Soldier," from Reuters, August 27 (thanks to Awake):
KABUL (Reuters) - A rogue Afghan soldier shot dead two U.S. troops in east Afghanistan on Monday, the NATO-led coalition said, the latest in a series of insider killings that have strained trust between the allies ahead of a 2014 pullout by foreign combat troops.

The deaths in Laghman province brought to 12 the number of foreign soldiers killed this month, prompting NATO to increase security against insider attacks, including requiring soldiers to carry loaded weapons at all times on base..........

There have been 33 insider attacks so far this year that have led to 42 coalition deaths. That is a sharp increase from 2011, when, during the whole year, 35 coalition troops were killed in such attacks, 24 of whom were American."

Noble as the intentions may have been, it is painfully apparent that no amount of money, training, example-setting, or plain supplicating will change the culture of a people who have long forgotten their pre-Islamic orgins. Any dignity that their ancestors possessed prior to the Islamic conquest of their region is long gone. The Iranian (Not modern Persian - that is a subgroup of Iranian/Iranic peoples) tribes, despite their faults that all cultures have, were a noble and honorable people before the onset of Islam and the resulting Arabization of their culture.

The Afghan security forces have become at best a sick joke and at worse a dangerous breeding ground of personnel who have been exposed to Western methods of conducting military and police operations. 

In response to the increasing threat of violence at the hands of those whom we have trained to make Afghanistan a somewhat peaceable and civilized nation, US Military personnel have reportedly been authorized to keep their weapons loaded while going about their regular duties.

They have to deal with insurgents outside of their camps, and rogue Afghans inside the same.

A "Red Team" study on the current state of affairs paints, to put it bluntly, an ugly picture.

The study begins with an artillery barrage of sorts. Complaints of behavior of coalition soldiers, particularly that of US members by ANSF personnel, are provided in an opening salvo. The vast majority of them appear to be, from my experience in operating as a member of the US military, either grossly exaggerated of fabricated outright.

Below is a small sampling of some of the complaints about US personnel:

"u.s. Soldiers often retreat and leave us behind during firefights. This is not good behavior.
They don't care about us or our relationship."
"We don't get air support if we are alone in a battle." [Very unlikely]

"When ANA soldiers are taken to the US. 's hospitals they are not given good care; our soldiers
often end up having their arms or legs amputated. When treated at ANA hospitals they
are less likely to lose a limb. " [Very unlikely]

American Soldiers and Marines have traditionally tossed chocolate and other small gifts to kids in war zones. For ANSF guys, this is a problem.

"US. Soldiers throw gifts out of their vehicles for children; but such a way is insulting; it is not

They have the gall to eat and drink while Muslims are fasting.

"It is very rude to drink in front of us during Ramadan while we are fasting."
"This is our country; they should fast too."

The giving of gifts to kids puts the children in danger - this from a culture that makes a habit of choosing fighting positions amongst women and children.

"If they hand out candy to children, the children are at risk of getting hurt by being so close to the Americans if there is an attack. They put them in danger."

They prefer to sit in a manner that makes them look manly. This too is a problem.

"They should sit with their legs crossed, but sometimes they sit in a vulgar way with their legs open."

Americans won't be friends with us.

"Most U.S. Soldiers don't bother socializing with us."
"It is obvious they do not like us."

Americans refuse to hide and quietly await the end of the engagement.

"During battles they get overly excited, yell, and reveal positions."

Here are some quotes from US members on their allies.

DRUG ABUSERS (Estimated hashish use among ANA members averaged 74%; see pgs. 27,40.)

"Almost all of them use hashish; at least 90%."

"They are stoned all the time; some even while on patrol with us."

"Drug use like never before seen."

"At COP ... we found a large roomful of used needles in the ANA building. There were an astronomical number of needles just lying allover the floor. We thought maybe nearly half the ANA there were on heroin and we saw 90% use hashish."  "They had a HORRIBLE problem with heroin and other drugs."

"We can't leave anything out; they'll steal it all." .
"I know they're poor; if they'd just ask for it, if we can, we'd give it to them. But they'd rather
just steal. Then they go into denial saying, 'We are Muslim, we don't steal.' Bullshit!"
"I even saw an ANA soldier steal a kid's bike. The kid just stood there looking while the ANA
rode off. It was pathetic."

"Our biggest issue was they stole everything, including our defibrillator! It was for them too!"

"While on patrol.. .. I don't trust them."
"It's funny how they tend not to get shot at when we are not with them."
"I think it is pretty obvious that many have informal truces with the insurgents."
"A reporter attached to my platoon said that during a conversation with ANA soldiers they said that if the Taliban began to win the war, they would switch sides and join the Taliban."
"We know some of them are giving information to the insurgents about our planned operations."

"There were several occasions where the ANA made me fear for my life."

"I wouldn't trust the ANA with anything, never mind my life."

"They shot one of my soldiers when he was walking up to the ECP; this was due to carelessness." 

"I was fired on by ANA personnel multiple times during my deployment."

"They seem to act on emotion rather than common sense."


"We can't even get rid of the worst ones; we have no authority to fire or transfer them."

"They are just about useless; genuinely stupid."

"ANA need a lot more training and discipline. From what I've seen the ANA are a joke. '.'

"They shot an RPG and a .50 Cal at our dismounted element; this was just careless negligence."

"They are completely incompetent."

"The overall quality of the ANA cannot be intelligently described. It would benefit Afghanistan to disband the ANA and start over again."
"There are some good ones, but they tend to get killed off"
"We are interfering with Darwinian Theory!"

"Their officers are just useless. They avoid going out. ... They are rarely there anyway. Their
one week vacation usually turns into a month."
"They have no functional NCO Corps."
"They follow a Soviet style [structure] where officers make every decision and NCOs are just overpaid privates."
''They won't cooperate with us such as having their troops turn in their cell phones.... "
"One ANA officer embezzled food funds; he stole the food right out of the mouths of the
soldiers he was responsible for."

"They are totally reckless when handling their weapons. 1 catch them all the time walking
around the base with their weapon on semi-automatic instead of safe!"
"One idiot taped his RPG round to the tube and then failed to remove it when he fired it. He
blew his hands off and badly wounded several others around him. This is what we have
to work with!" (Often mentioned incident; they were incongruous with such ((stupidity.")

"They fire off all their ammunition right away. They will burn out their gun barrels if we don't stop them. " [A maximum sustained rate of fire is required to keep barrels from overheating]
"During battle they tend to spray their fire; some of these rounds just barely missed my soldiers on occasion."

"They are here to simply collect a paycheck; nothing else."

"They are pretty much gutless in combat; we do most of the fighting."

"They don't get anything from Kabul; we have to give it to them. But they tend to waste or steal a lot of what we do give them."
"They are not supported by their government. They don't even get the basics."

These is particular bothered the US members:

BRUTAL TREATMENT OF DOGS [Dogs are unclean animals to Muslims]
"An ANA soldier on guard duty threw a dog off a cliff for no reason. The U.S. Soldier at the OP got livid and grabbed the ANA soldier to throw him off the cliff too, but decided it was
not worth the trouble he'd get into."
"If a stray dog comes onto the base and we feed it the ANA will kill it; maybe out of jealousy?"
"I think they tortured my dog to death, but 1 couldn't prove it."
"One of them kicked my dog. 1 grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and to1 d him never to do
that again. Later, my dog still ended up dead, but I don't know who was responsible."

''They stink; they simply don't wash themselves, except their feet-without soap, but with our
bottled water. Nor do they change their clothes."
"Terrible hygiene."
"Take a look at their latrine. It's obvious that it has never been cleaned. How can they live that way?"

"They simply refuse to work very hard. If we give them a weapons training exercise that should
be repeated twenty or thirty times to master it, they'll stop after just two or three
iterations claiming they don't need to do it anymore."

"They prefer to just lie around all day and do nothing."
''We are always sensitive to their religious practices, but if there's a work project that needs to be done you can count on it also being their prayer time."
"They are always late. They will leave their security shift even if their relief hasn't arrived!"

"During Ramadan they fasted even when we were out on combat patrol; it endangered everyone
because they were weak and light-headed."

"They have no pride in their army."

"We can't trust them to do house searches. They will say they searched a room when we know that they didn't."
''We allow the females· to move in and out of the rooms before we search them to respect their culture, but they still complain."

u.s. Soldiers said that they were aware of the ANP and ABP reputation for being highly corrupt and of extorting civilians. They tended to rate them lower than the ANA.

"The ANP I saw did nothing the year I was in Afghanistan."

"The ANP in the Pech Valley might as well be insurgents."

"The ANP would constantly abandon their post."

'The ANP never got shot at; we knew they had an alliance with the insurgents." 

"They are just a bunch of pot heads and I didn't want my soldiers mixing with them."
"They spent enough time with each other--in bed."
"One ofthem crapped in our sink; why would we socialize?"
"You never know when one of them is going to tum around and shoot us; I keep my distance."

ill the survey on average, U.S. Soldiers perceived that 50% ofANA were Islamic radicals (pg. 38).

Many troops said there was a lack of Command emphasis/directive in how to partner with ANSF.

Many U.S. Soldiers had quite negative attitudes towards them. They did not like or trust them and thought many were insurgent sympathizers and informants. They were repulsed by how women and children are treated.

"How they treat their women and children is disgusting; they are just chattel to them."
"I had one guy bring in his son who had a terrible hand injury that was obviously many days old; the kid's fingers were falling off. I asked him if he had a car. He said yes. I then asked
him why he didn't take the kid to the hospital when the kid got hurt He just couldn't be
bothered to do it and knew I'd treat him when I got back." 

-From the report on page 45:

Many U.S. Soldiers (as well as those from previous field research) were appalled by the
rampant torture of dogs and puppies they witness while being based with ANSF units. Many
ANSF members are prone to inflicting abuse onto the stray dogs they bring to the base for
'entertainment' purposes. Other ANSF members, while not condoning the torture, fail to see any importance in such behaviors given the standing of dogs in Islam. Dogs are often seen as vermin and many ANSF members find it inexplicable that anyone could be concerned about such 'trivial matters' and deeply resent any interference. (There is a dichotomy here; ANSF members reported 44 getting upset when u.s. Soldiers shoot dogs, but those dogs were viewed as personal property, security assets for their owners. Strays are seen in an entirely different manner.) This animal abuse is a substantial psychological stressor for many U.S. Soldiers and has been the cause of many serious social altercations with ANSF members. Senior Afghan MOl and MOD officials should be strongly encouraged to implement and enforce a non-torture policy for dogs, at least on joint bases. U.S. Soldiers should also be educated and psychologically prepared for the extreme abuse and torture of dogs many will inevitably witness while 'partnering' with ANSF. 

Several U.S. Soldiers reported that they had observed many cases of child abuse and neglect that infuriated them and alienated them from the civilian populace. They made it very clear that they wanted nothing to do with people who treat children so cruelly.

Although not reported by the U.S. Soldiers who participated in this study, there have been numerous accounts of Canadian troops in Kandahar complaining about the rampant sexual abuse of children they have witnessed ANSF personnel commit, including the cultural practice of bacha bazi ,
["boy play" - forcing young boys to dress and dance like girls and raping them] as well as the raping and sodomizing of little boys. (One reason some Afghan civilians prefer insurgents over the ANSF are the latter's propensity to seize their little boys at checkpoints and sexually assault them.) U.S. Soldiers witnessing such barbaric acts may likely lead to violent confrontations with the perpetrators. Similarly, U.S. Soldiers sometimes mentioned the poortreatrnent and virtual slavery of women in Afghan society and how they found such practices repugnant. They found it unpalatable to befriend other men who had such primitive beliefs; the cultural gulf was too wide.

They also were repulsed by the abuse and neglect they observed in how children are treated in Afghan society. U.S. Soldiers largely reported that they did not care for Afghan civilians due to these factors as well as their suspected sympathies for the insurgents. More research should be completed on U.S. Soldiers' attitudes and experiences with the Afghan civilian populace. Other common themes expressed by U.S. Soldiers were that they were not specifically educated in how to actually train ANSF personnel, lacked command guidance in executing the 'partnering' concept, and were fairly unprepared for the many challenges associated with training a force composed of illiterates from an extremely different culture. They generally were not satisfied with the quality or comprehensiveness of the cultural training they received.

The paper is 70 pages long. 

Time for us to go. Unless Islam is erased from the region entirely, there is no hope for change.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Down for a Week

We are having some work done on the house. The computer will have to to dismantled.
We should be back up and running within a week.
If you did not read yesterday's post, scrolling down would not be a bad idea.

In the meantime, these sites are well worth a look:

Tunisian Muslims Behead Christian Convert -Graphic Video

I missed this post when it went up back in June.

I have a pretty strong stomach, but the video is unbelievably gruesome.

A former Muslim who had refused to recant his Christian faith was beheaded by a masked man while a narrator chants Arabic verses/phrases. During the actual decapitation, the chant of Allahu Akbar - "God is great" is repeated several times.

In Islam, beheadings are often done with a knife or similar instrument. Heads are not chopped off - they are sawed off. This takes several minutes to accomplish. The victim is shown in the video being held down. He does not struggle or show any degree of fear that one would expect from a person about to undergo such horrific suffering. The murderer begins sawing from the throat and moves towards the back of the neck. The victim shows indescribable bravery and does not cry out even once. God no doubt graced him with tremendous courage and a sense of peace.

The link to the video will be at the bottom. The video link can also be found on Raymond Ibrahim's post which is linked at top. Once the video link is clicked, the viewer will have to check a content warning box indicating that he desires to proceed and watch the video.

If you decide to watch the video, you should take a few deep breaths, brace yourself, and thank God that we do not live in such a country.

-From Raymond Ibrahim's post:

Bolding is added. For those who still subscribe to the party line of the West that Islam is a religion of peace and that executions of apostates is not mandated by Mohammed himself, read what is contained below and research more on your own. No Muslim can do anything that is opposed to what Mohammed said. He is the paragon of righteous living. The particular method of decapitating by sawing off of one's head itself may not be required, but forget about the details of the murder - apostates must be killed.

"A young man appears held down by masked men. His head is pulled back, with a knife to his throat. He does not struggle and appears resigned to his fate. Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker, or "narrator," chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a polytheistic faith: [Islam holds that Trinitarian Christianity is not monotheistic and that three persons in one God is three gods]"Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate"; "Allah empower your religion, make it victorious against the polytheists"; "Allah, defeat the infidels at the hands of the Muslims"; "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger."

Then, to cries of "Allahu Akbar!"—or, "God is great!"—the man holding the knife to the apostate's throat begins to slice away, even as the victim appears calmly mouthing a prayer. It takes nearly two minutes of graphic knife-carving to sever the Christian's head, which is then held aloft to more Islamic cries and slogans of victory.

Visibly distraught, Tawfiq Okasha, the host, asked: "Is this Islam? Does Islam call for this? How is Islam related to this matter?...These are the images that are disseminated throughout the electronic media in Europe and America…. Can you imagine?" Then, in reference to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis, whose political influence has grown tremendously, he asked, "How are such people supposed to govern?"

In fact, only the other day a top Egyptian Salafi leader openly stated that no Muslim has the right to apostatize, or leave Islam, based on the canonical hadiths, including Muhammad's command, "Whoever leaves his religion, kill him." Islam's most authoritative legal manuals make crystal clear that apostasy is a capital crime, punishable by death.

The first "righteous caliph," a paragon of Muslim piety and virtue, had tens of thousands of people slaughtered—including by burning, beheading, and crucifixion—simply because they tried to break away from Islam. According to the Encyclopaedia of Islam, the most authoritative reference work on Islam in the English language, "there is unanimity that the male apostate must be put to death."

Finally, a word on the "prayers" or supplications to Allah made by the Muslim executioners in the video: these are standard and formulaic. It is not just masked, anonymous butchers who supplicate Allah as they engage in acts of evil; rather, top-ranking Muslim leaders openly invoke such hate-filled prayers."

In my posts from the last few months concerning the current state of the Middle and Near East, I have noted that, as Christians are being murdered, kidnapped, raped and gang-raped, and forced/burned out of their homes and Churches, their coreligionists of the free world must take some action. Our requirement to turn the other cheek does not mean that we should stand by while innocents are being slaughtered. I have called for Christian Churches to put aside their doctrinal differences and take a stand, but I don't know if that will happen or what they would do next when the barbarism continues; which it undoubtedly will.

I always knew in my hear that we need a strong nation that has a majority Christian population and is not afraid to consider itself as having a Christian character and culture. I fear that the nations of Western Europe are too much like milksops right now, and the US is too busy essentially encouraging these Islamist groups to take control of nations that were formerly ruled by autocrats that kept some sort of lid on this. 

Do to my concerns that the nation that I had in mind seems to be willing to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, I refrained from mentioning what I knew in my heart to be be our only hope.

Russia must step in.

Although her record is inconsistent on this issue, she has historically  been the only nation that has made any effort to assist Christians in Muslim-ruled nations. Russia has had decent relations with the Assad regimes. The Christians of the Near and Middle East are mostly Orthodox (with some Catholics). If Great Britain (Along with France) had not started the Crimean War to help the Ottomans and thus keep Russia from controlling the Black Sea, Constantinople and much of modern Turkey may have very well have been liberated. Once that occurred, there is do disputing that, even if other Christians were not liberated, the knowledge that a great power was close enjoy to assist their brethren would be cause for Muslims to think twice about committing acts of violence. In the latter days of the Ottoman Empire Russia pressed for being recognized as having sovereignty over the Christians under Islamic rule.

Personally, I could not care less if Russia had so much influence in a region close to the sources of much of our  oil supply. The Russians aren't dummies, and they have no reason to shut down shipments that would be headed our way. It would also be nice to know we would not have to be virtually the only appreciable naval presence in the region.

Russia is close enough geographically to send and maintain sufficient troops and equipment for such a campaign. She is not destitute financially. Her people are not milquetoasts like many of the US and Western Europe; I don't see many Cindy Sheehans among them. Russian soldiers are as manly as ours and they routinely go long periods without the comforts that many US military personnel enjoy.

It is time that Russia fixes the mess created by GW Bush and perfected by Obama. A move into Syria would be the first logical step. Russia has a naval base in the region, and Lebanon could be occupied at the same time. Once her position is consolidated, the message can be put out that no further acts of violence against Christians in the region will be tolerated. Call him a thug if you want but don't dismiss the man - if I heard such a warning from from Putin, I would not doubt that he was serious.

I would not doubt  that such a bold move would result in throngs of foreign volunteers to assist Russia in her efforts. The UN, with its massive Muslim nation voting bloc, will go bananas, but who cares? Unless I misunderstand this, Russia can still exercise a Security Council veto.

A move such as this could possibly even reduce the likelihood that Israel and Iran will go to war in the near future.