Showing posts with label Freedom and Liberty. Show all posts
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Monday, May 13, 2013

"Dangerous" labeling by AIVD: Why painting a flower is now a threat to the Netherlands' national security

Flower drawing:
A  security threat to the Netherlands.
Why painting a flower is now 'extreme leftist' and "dangerous" activity. " One of the ways to justify the trouncing of human rights and individual freedoms by security and law enforcement is to label a person or group involved with an issue with a label that signals "threat and danger."  This is part of what we in Critical terrorism and security studies call "securitizing" an issue in the process of Securitization, which move the issue out of normal political discourse and into security and existential threat discourse. Actions - including human rights violations - can be taken against those viewed as posing the existential threat. The Dutch State typically does against Muslims and the political Left - and the narratives are built from discourses surrounding the murders of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh.

The (ab)use of the murders of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh have enabled certain actors - especially the AIVD and NCTb - to create stigmatizing labels that signal existential threat to the public and the mass media. This is achieved through narratives and discourses among security, law enforcement - and especially mass media that describes a person or interest group as posing existential threat.  Part of this security and law enforcement regime is to place stigmatizing labels that signal existential threat on persons and groups. Labels like "radicalized Muslim" and "extreme Left" are the most common labels available to Dutch intelligence and law enforcement. We could be witnessing yet another attempt by the Dutch State to label against asylum seeker advocacy groups.

It is well-known to this author that the "intelligence and security activities" by the AIVD to "protect the democratic legal order of the Netherlands" are quite selective along political lines. The AIVD's stated mission is largely defined in the paper From Dawa to Jihad (it also draws Robert Spencer's "stealth jihad" conspiracy theory) and what its actually doing undermining the democratic legal order in the form of undermining rights for Muslims and political opposition groups. The From Dawa to Jihad paper also contains a template from which any person or group can be branded as a "threat to the democratic legal order" and be politically demonized and ostracized from the political system. The use of stigmatizing labels is also intended to deter other law abiding citizens from taking part in non-violent and legally acceptable protest actions - as one could be labeled an "extreme Leftist." The AIVD's activities of labeling strike at the heart of the Dutch people's sense of protesting and fighting back against injustices and wrongs -a Dutch national characteristic that dates back to the revolt against Habsburg Spain.

The Muslim is, by far, the favorite volksduivel (folk devil) of the AIVD and the rest of the Dutch State - but there is another favorite folk devil: The political Left, especially the extreme left, which leads to justification of all sorts of human rights abuses. The pinning of these labels - all a part of securitizing discourses and narratives of existential threat in the Netherlands - then justifies spying, brutal police actions, jailing for minor or faked crimes, and, of course, government actions to inhibit an innocent person's life activities, like being put on a "no fly list" and personal disruption measures against "radicalized Muslims." None of these types of actions would be justified against "normal" protest groups - but the result of Securitization where a groups and individuals are viewed as a existential threat to the national security and "survival of our way of life." 

The over use of force by the Marechaussee
Excessive force in arrest of "dangerous," "threatening" and  "extreme leftist" for petty vandelism? NOPE!  One of those activities against "threats" that is being tolerated is the manner in which the woman was arrested at the Schiphol detention center this weekend. While it many be a bit childish to paint a flower on the side of a wall - painful police "compliance holds" and handcuffs were excessive force in itself. Part of the reason for this excessive force is yet another AIVD accusation against the asylum seekers' advocacy movement that was published in the De Telegraaf Wednesday about members of the No Border Network.  It was said that extreme leftists might want to "take" Fred Teeven (who is himself an LPFer), what ever that means. This flows with the narrative following the murder of Fortuyn - assassination by an extreme leftist - and there is similar narrative (jihad in the Netherlands) that plays into "threats against Geert Wilders" related to the Theo van Gogh murder.

 One important thing you should keep in mind here, dear reader, is that these kinds of labels, with signals of "threat to the democratic legal order," are never placed on extreme right groups and persons in the Netherlands - and if you know the policy platform of Geert Wilders and the PVV - you can see that a woman painting a flower on a wall is NO threat to democratic legal order when in comparison. 

Watch this video - and realize that the brutal mishandling of this harmless woman by the Marechaussee border guards is in the backdrop of "extreme leftist agitation" and linked to the psychology of the Pim Fortuyn murder. This very innocent woman is a "dangerous extreme leftist" to the AIVD and the Marechaussee. This woman should not have been subject to painful compliance holds and handcuffs for simple vandalism to a wall!

Denk voor jezelf! The Dutch people really need stop treating new outlets like De Telegraaf as if they are the the absolute truth - and denk voor jezelf (think for yourself) and opposition groups in the Netherlands need to be wake up and be taught how to counter AIVD and Dutch state labels that are intended to create a sense of threat from a person or group. The Dutch people, once they are made aware of this situation - will fight back and protest and they do - the "credibility and legitimacy" of the AIVD and the the Marechaussee be damned! We all need to help the Dutch people to get to this realization. 

See:

Links-extremistisch bloemetje tekenen: geboeid afgevoerd

- See more at: http://www.krapuul.nl/overig/nieuws/106625/linksextremistisch-bloemetje-tekenen-geboeid-afgevoerd/#sthash.mTFitXTp.dpuf

Links-extremistisch bloemetje tekenen: geboeid afgevoerd

- See more at: http://www.krapuul.nl/overig/nieuws/106625/linksextremistisch-bloemetje-tekenen-geboeid-afgevoerd/#sthash.mTFitXTp.dpuf
Links-extremistisch bloemetje tekenen: geboeid afgevoerd

'Extremisten jutten hongerstakers op'

Cross-posted at: Burning Tulips - Dutch security insanity: Why drawing a flower is a national security threat to the Netherlands

Links-extremistisch bloemetje tekenen: geboeid afgevoerd

- See more at: http://www.krapuul.nl/overig/nieuws/106625/linksextremistisch-bloemetje-tekenen-geboeid-afgevoerd/#sthash.mTFitXTp.dpuf

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Another free speech trial in the Netherlands: Joke Kaviaar


Free Speech for Geert Wilders but not Joke. We now see the start of a "criminal trial" in the Netherlands against Joke Kaviaar - an anarchist and activist against the nature and manner of Dutch immigration policy. This young lady is an activist for refugees and for open boarders. She is on trial for what she said on her blog and has been told that so as long as certain posts remain up - she is "inciting" and "violating the law!"

Keep in mind that the Netherlands claims to be an international advocate for free speech on the Internet in its foreign policy. And - as I have argued in the past this is a double standard, as the Netherlands is all in favor of "free speech" for Iranians, Chinese and the extreme and radical right - while the Netherlands is working to criminalize speech from the far-left, the vast majority are non-violent speakers like Joke. We have also seen people punished for speech that is taken as "threatening Wilders"when it actually is an anti-Wilders protest speech.

As I have also argued there are double standards when it comes to "protected speech." As this article from Krapuul points out, people have made threats against political opponents, yet no arrests. This is double standard is present on both sides of the Atlantic. While the radical, anti-Muslim right talks about killing Muslims, blowing up mosques and executing political opponents - Joke Kaviaar is arrested for speaking out against the brutal Dutch immigration policies. We now see that anti-immigrant policies have now taken to political persecution of activists as "threats." Nowhere do we see that pro-immigration activist present some kind of terrorist or violent threat against national security and public safety. 

I have been putting off my best work in research and writing about the darkness that is now enveloping the Netherlands, much of this darkness a result of about two decades of pounding the country's national identity by American-lead, conservative interests. I have spent about six-months wrapped up in Dutch history, in an effort to build a most detailed national identity study, and what I've found was that the Dutch had build for themselves a nation of real peace and inclusion, especially for Catholics and religious minorities. I have also seen evidence of Anglo-American Conservative activism and this can been seen in the pages of the British Contemporary Review and the National Review


If you, dear reader, seriously think that the writings of an anarchist are "incitement" - the Dutch government has not yet seen what I will be doing in the future - as I am not just some Leftist political hack and have a substantial educational and academic background in national security, national identity studies, international security, counter-terrorism and analysis. The General Security and Intelligence Agency,  whose writings I've been reading for quite some time (2 years), the subject to discourse analysis as the first order of business. 
If the Dutch government thinks it can intimidate people -- lol -- I'm not at all intimidated.

I'm not an anarchist (I don't belong to the Tea Party)  - but I have been writing for years abut the militarist activities of Frontex, Fortress Europe -- and believe that people should be able to live where they want, visa permits and residency regulations be damned!  My main study area a few years ago was European foreign policy and I was especially interested in the activities of Frontex. I have the education and expertise to write on the topic that Joke advocates from a social scientific and critical perspective, but I've been a bit lazy about it. No more - the war starts in earnest today!


 The Dutch people need to <opstaan> just as they did against the Nazis, French and the Habsburg Spanish and now the PVV-VVD regime funded by David Horowitz! "Freedom of speech" is, apparently, just for Geert Wilders and PVVers - and this tread follows the trend on the Western side of the Atlantic - of the "red raids" by the FBI against socialist, social democratic and animal rights groups. Out in Washington state, animal rights activists have been jailed for minor property damage crimes amounting to misdemeanors. These "red raid" especially occurred in the aftermath of the Summer 2010 US Supreme Court decision expanding so-called "material support for terrorism" into areas that are actually not material support for terrorism, like speech. We have seen people and bloggers prosecuted for writing nice things about HAMAS - yet we have Americans who have written fan mail to Anders Breivik and of course, those people who inspired the Norway terrorist, like Robert Spencer, have yet to be charged with "material support for terrorism" for all the inspiration he gave Breivik. 

The truth is that our counter-terrorism and security institutions do not protect us from real threats  because they are actually charged with political policing are harassing people that actually do not pose a threat, whicle the real threats are allowed to fester.

I can't wait to publish and eat the lunch of the AIVD, the Openbaar Ministerie, and the VVDers. Let's see them come and get me...I'm no anarchist writer ... and I'll eat their lunch, which will taste quite good too!  

Elk woord een vonk!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fight for free speech - not the curbing of it!

Yes - it's a bit problematic when we have the government making a determination as to whose speech and expression should be criminalized - and we do have examples - but NONE with regard to government action being taken against the radical and extremist right, especially Islamophobic speech, including speech that advocates and celebrates violence and terrorism. 

The one I often mention is the one where legally protected speech and religious behaviour of Muslims is profiled as "radicalization." Being labeled as "a radicalized Muslim" can have serious ramifications - but there should be no such thing based only on legally protected behaviour!

We also have the "material support for terrorism" speech crime - where even speech advising a group like HAMAS can get you time in a federal prison --- but those who celebrate and even write letters of support to Anders Breivik don't even seem to get a knock on their doors.

In the Netherlands there is lots of curbing of free speech - especially that critical of Geert Wilders his the PVV "political party." There have been prosecutions for bedreigen Wilders, or threatening Wilders, that appears like a speech crime. For producing videos, texts and pictures -- people have been prosecuted and convicted of "bedreigen Wilders." Recently a court dropped charges against the creator of a anti-Wilders Hyves group for "bedreigen Wilders."  This prosecution should not have ever happened in the first place!

Yes, the government determining what is "bad speech" is problematic. But - this scum should have known (he probably did know) that problems this video would cause. What we don't want up on YouTube (which is becoming a sewer hole of the Internet) are videos depicting criminal acts, like animal abuse and violent assaults against other people. 

It is actually a better fight to fight for speech and religious rights that are equal for everyone -- when one can be a devout Muslim and be politically active, where one can produce a video against Geert Wilders, where one can be critical of the "war on terrorism" 
-- and not be put on a watchlist, arrested and prosecuted, have their lives disrupted - while those in the Islamophobic looniverse can engaged in similar expressions and speech -- and NOTHING happens to them!

Free speech needs to be for everyone - without exceptions for religion, ethnicity, or political orientations..

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Islam is not to blame for Middle East violence; free speech also applies to Muslims

Islamophobic radicals and extremists provoke violence, they find it fun. Like the hate merchants that they are, this violence in Yemen,  Egypt and the murders in Libya are partly to be blamed on those Islamophobic radicals and extremists who produced this video in the first place.  These radicals know full well what they are doing - and what the results would be - and it is right that good people everywhere condemn them and their "free speech." These radicals get some kind of twisted pleasure out of provoking other radical and extremists in the Middle East - and who created this outrageous movie is also a mystery, but it's believed to be a person by the name of Sam Bacile,  a Coptic Christian.



Now - while they argue that these hate merchants have "freedom of speech and expression" - let us first talk about also those in the Western world, living among Western security and police forces, who do not have the same level of "free speech" as these video producers. As I have written here before, if you wear a beard, robes, become a devout Muslim and express so-celled "anti-Western views"  - all supposedly protected by the First Amendment and the ECHR - YOU will be branded as "radicalized" and place on watchlists, watched by police and intelligence services, which could also include tampering with your freedom of movement, especially in the use of passenger air travel. [Faulty and biased terrorism studies field behind NYPD’s radicalization model].

No religious Muslim expressing "anti-Western views" should be placed on a watchlist anymore than this film-maker should be placed on a watchlist.

The provocation of violence when it is known that violence will occur - is never allowed from either the political Left, as well as Muslim communities - yet these producers of this knowingly proactive film have caused riots. As of now, it should be suspected that at least al-Qeada elements wanted to attack our embassy in Libya on the anniversary of September 11th - and the upheavel over the "Innocence of Muslims" video may have been used as cover and a coincidence. There may be elements of Gadaffi's army that may have participated in this attack against our embassy. [ Libya pledges to help US catch American officials' killersEgypt's Mursi condemns embassy attack, protesters clash ] "Western partner" Turkey also condemned the violence:
"Turkey has consistently emphasised that terror has no religion or nationality, and is a crime against humanity. Turkey continues to believe that the effective combating of terrorism requires the unity and the solidarity of the international community."

We must understand that Islam is not responsible for these murders and Muslims are not collectively guilty.  The fact remains that the violence is a from a few people in the country - and not accepted by governments or the larger public.  The majority of Libyans are outraged by the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans. Hundreds of Libyans turned out to protest against terrorism in their countryMohamed Magariaf, the Libyan President, is involved in finding the perpetrators.

What Arab and Muslim countries can and must do - fight for human rights for Muslims. It would be a better project, as I have said before, for Arab and Muslims nations to engage in the first for human rights and religious freedoms for Muslims living in the Western world. This is actually a better alternative that taking away anybody's freedom of speech. What is also possible is for pressure to be placed on YouTube (a private entity) to remove this video and create posting policies the prevent the posting of this type of proactive videos that are bigoted, hateful and cause violence. Those of use who use Internet services like YouTube know that there are policies against bigotry, hate and violence - and perhaps thsi video should have been removed. We know that often these services are slow and non-responsive to users who violate Term of Use policies.

"Western partner" Turkey really needs to step up and speak out in the OSCE and CoE against the civil rights and human rights abuses against Muslims by Western security and law enforcement. It is actually a better fight to fight for equal speech, political and religious rights that allowed this film to be posted without ramifications against the film-makers. It is a better fight to fight back against biased TSA agents, biased law enforcement training materials, abolition of the NYPD "radicalization model." It is a better fight to fight for freedom for Muslims than fight to restrict the freedoms of others.

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Attack on the Sikh Temple: Terrorism in our community!

This last Sunday was a nice sunny day here in the Milwaukee area. We had a break from the heat and humidity that we had the past week. I decided to skip church service and ride my bike. I wanted to ride on Howard Avenue near the airport. Well -on the TV there were BREAKING NEWS that a gunman had shot people at the Sikh temple and Howard Avenue was closed off.

"The shooter was a bald, clean shaven, white man with 9-11" tattoo." As the drama wore on and the local media began non-stop coverage (we heard things from witnesses those outside this area heard hours later), it became apparent to me that the terrorist threats from the radical right - being ignored by American and European security agencies - had struck within a few miles of my own home!  I was neither shocked or surprised, but outraged it happened here, and brings new, personal threat from this terrorism.

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I have been on this blog for a couple of years now blasting the state of our counter-terrorism in America, as well as the Western world.  I have spoken out against the exclusive focus on Muslims, attempts to criminalize their legally protected  speech and religious practices, the abuses of the "no fly" list, racial, religious and political profiling whereby police take action without probable cause for criminal actions.  I have spoken out against the enormous amount of resources expended by the American government, as well as European governments, especially the Dutch AIVD, and Europol to go after the tiny few "radicalized jihadists" that DO exist, but are largely outside of the Western world.

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This attack against the Sikh temple is a manifestation of the unchecked and unchallenged Islamophobia in the Western world. It is known how the Sikhs are confused by the radical right after the September 11 attacks. I knew full well that the radical right was a growing terrorism threat across the Western world. I worried about an attack on a mosque, in London, in the Netherlands, but also the one here in Milwaukee (about a mile from my house) for the simple fact that radical right terrorist threats simply do not get the attention or resources to combat it, while resources are wasted in a fashion that often trounces on the basic human rights of Muslim communities.

It should not be "free speech" to spread violent hate of other people and communities. It should not be "free speech" to talk about other communities and individuals in a fashion that they are some "internal enemy" whereby violence against "them" becomes acceptable.  "War talk" (Muslim invasions, imposing sharia law, destroying our way of life) by noted political figures (Geert Wilders) should be illegal and come with civil and criminal penalties!

Yes - this was "terrorism" at the Sikh temple, but to the victims who lost their lives and their families, what outrage is called does not matter. It is hopeful to see the "domestic terrorism" label attached to a white, non-Muslim, right-wing radical -- but then "domestic terrorism" in the American context, as the folks at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will tell you, is most likely going to come from the radical right and, as a demonstration of their ignorance, confuse Sikhs with "Taliban" and "al-Qeada."  The radical right is dangerous because security, intelligence and law enforcement is not paying attention, believes that its "free speech," and continues to divert resources and manpower at "the Muslim Other."

We should be asking ourselves: What radicalized Wade Micheal Page?

I am proud of my City of Milwaukee! Milwaukee is a wonderful place to live and genuine multicultural community, as is the suburb of Oak Creek.  Each summer we have a number of ethnic festivals on the shore of Lake Michigan. This city has already shown that through its responses that violent attacks on religious communities by right-wing terrorists will not be tolerated. We will continue to be welcoming to people of all faiths and backgrounds - and we will protect our multicultural community from these right-wing terrorists. There have been nice vigils for the victims and I will attend one tonight.

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Past articles on neglect of the radical right and waste of resources in counter-terrorism: RIGHT about the WRONG and dangerous directions of “counter-terrorism” practice - Why far right terrorism is dangerous in Europe: November 17 and the National Socialist Underground in Germany-comparisons - One year after Breivik and nothing has changed



Nederlands - Deze afgelopen zondag was een mooie zonnige dag hier in de Milwaukee. We hadden een pauze van de hitte en de vochtigheid die we hadden de afgelopen week. Ik besloot naar de kerk dienst over te slaan en mijn fiets te rijden. Ik wilde op Howard Avenue te rijden bij de luchthaven. Goed op de TV waren er BREAKING NEWS dat er een schutter was mensen vermoord in een sikh-tempel en Howard Avenue werd afgesloten.

"De schutter was een kale, glad geschoren, blanke man met 9-11 tattoo." Als het drama vorderde en de lokale media begon non-stop dekking (hoorden we dingen van getuigen die buiten dit gebied gehoord uur later), werd het me duidelijk dat de terroristische dreigingen vanuit de radicale rechts - wordt genegeerd door de Amerikaanse en Europese veiligheid agentschappen - had geslagen binnen een paar mijl van mijn eigen huis! Ik was niet geschokt of verrast, maar woedend gebeurde het hier.

Ik heb op deze blog voor een paar jaar stralen de staat van onze strijd tegen het terrorisme in Amerika, maar ook de westerse wereld. Ik heb uitgesproken tegen de exclusieve focus op moslims, probeert te criminaliseren hun wettelijk beschermde meningsuiting en religieuze praktijken, de misbruiken van de "no fly" lijst, raciale, religieuze en politieke profilering, waarbij de politie actie te ondernemen zonder waarschijnlijke oorzaak voor criminele acties. Ik heb uitgesproken tegen de enorme hoeveelheid middelen uitgegeven door de Amerikaanse overheid, maar ook Europese regeringen, in het bijzonder de Nederlandse AIVD, en Europol te gaan na het kleine aantal "geradicaliseerde jihadisten" die bestaan ​​wel, maar zijn grotendeels buiten van de Westerse wereld.

Deze aanval tegen de Sikh tempel is een manifestatie van de ongecontroleerde en onbetwiste islamofobie in de Westerse wereld. Ik wist heel goed dat de radicale recht was een groeiend risico's van terrorisme in de westerse wereld. Ik maakte me zorgen over een aanval op een moskee, in Londen, in Nederland, maar ook die hier in Milwaukee (ongeveer een mijl van mijn huis) voor het simpele feit dat rechts-radicale terroristische dreigingen gewoon niet de aandacht en middelen voor de bestrijding van te krijgen het, terwijl de middelen worden verspild op een manier die vaak trounces op de fundamentele mensenrechten van moslimgemeenschappen.

Het moet niet "vrije meningsuiting" tot gewelddadige haat van andere mensen en gemeenschappen te verspreiden. Het moet niet "vrije meningsuiting" om over andere gemeenschappen en individuen te praten op een manier dat ze een  "binnenlandse vijand", waarbij geweld tegen "hen" wordt aanvaardbaar.   "Oorlogpraat" (moslim invasies, imposante sharia, het vernietigen van onze manier van leven) door de bekende politieke figuren (Geert Wilders) zou verboden moeten worden en worden geleverd met civiel-en strafrechtelijke sancties!

Doden bij aanslag sikh-tempel VS - Schutter sikh-tempel oud-militair

Ja - dit was "terrorisme" aan de Sikh tempel, maar aan de slachtoffers die hun leven verloren wat dit heet doet er niet toe. Het is hoopvol om te zien de "binnenlandse terrorisme" etiket op een witte, niet-islamitische, rechts-radicale - maar dan 'binnenlands terrorisme "in de Amerikaanse context, zoals de mensen van de Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) zal zeg u, het meest waarschijnlijk zal komen van de radicale rechts en, als een demonstratie van hun onwetendheid, Sikhs te verwarren met "Taliban" en "al-Qeada." De radicale rechts gevaarlijk is, omdat de beveiliging, inlichtingen-en rechtshandhaving is niet op te letten, is van mening dat de "vrijheid van meningsuiting," en meent (ten onrechte) en  blijft middelen en mankracht af te leiden op "de gevaarlijke moslim ."

We moeten ons afvragen: wat geradicaliseerd Wade Micheal Page?

Ik ben trots op mijn stad Milwaukee! Milwaukee is een prachtige plek om te wonen en echte multiculturele samenleving, net als de buitenwijk van Oak Creek. Elke zomer hebben we een aantal van etnische festivals aan de oever van Lake Michigan. Deze stad heeft al aangetoond dat door zijn reacties die gewelddadige aanvallen tegen religieuze gemeenschappen door rechtse terroristen niet wordt getolereerd. Wij zullen blijven verwelkomen aan mensen van alle geloofsovertuigingen en achtergronden - en we zullen onze multiculturele samenleving te beschermen tegen deze rechtse terroristen. Er zijn leuke wake voor de slachtoffers en ik zal er vanavond bij te wonen.

Zie ook - Schietpartij onder sikhs in VS is het werk van veteraan - Sikhs geschokt door schietpartij

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

One year after Breivik and nothing has changed

















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Norway after Breivik. It was one year ago when right-wing terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik, committed the "twin terrors" on his own nation of Norway. "The bomb and the shots were intended to change Norway. People responded by embracing our values. He failed, the people won" said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Rather than allow the tolerance and democratic society of Norway to change, Norwegians have embraced more democracy and values of openness.  In his "sanity trial" Breivik rants about the court in which he is being tried as "supporting multiculturalism," and therefore "illegitimate."   What the so-called "terrorism experts" in Western security, intelligence and law enforcement fail - utterly - to realize is that Breivik and his sympathizers are actually opponents and enemies of their own liberal democratic nations, they are also enemies of freedom, individual liberty, as well as equality before the law and the rule of law in liberal democratic nations. Breivik and those of his ilk are anti-democratic  and have placed themselves as enemies of Western liberal democracy!

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Yet - Norway has now taken the footsteps of anti-Muslim, oriented counter-terrorism in outlawing "training in a terrorist camp" (what ever that means) - while Breivik never "trained in terrorist camp."  This is a sure sign that we are back to the notion that Muslim communities are "threatening," even in Norway. Yes - one year after Breivik mercilessly butchered teenagers at the Utøya summer camp - Western security, intelligence and law enforcement act as if Norway, July 22, 2011 never happened - or was not as bad as it really was - compared to the mere presence of bearded, dark-skinned Muslims with loud, "anti-Western views" living in their own "suspect communities" in our countries.

Right-eye blindness continues to be a real problem with Western security. In other European countries, "political leaders" holding Breivik's views sit in parliaments and in security and intelligence agencies. Breivik and his sympathizers have nothing to fear from Western security, intelligence and police agencies, in contrast to outspoken Muslims and the political left engaging in legally protected speech acts, the targets of Breivik terrorism. "Terrorism" continues to be something that only Muslims do and violent criminal acts by suspects of a Muslim background are now "lone-wolf jihad."  Violence and suspicion of violence by Muslims is still viewed, in a discriminatory and Islamophobic sense, as more dangerous than the prospect (or likelihood) of another Norway attack. We still see discourses out of agencies, like Europol and the Dutch AIVD, that actually downplay the attacks in Norway and the security threat from the radical, dangerous European right-wing.

Over this past year, we have seen the unchecked growth of the radical, and possibly dangerous right, with several violent acts by members of the English Defense League, the most serious threat to the security of the UK. A couple of weeks ago, and EDL member was sentenced to prison for a knife attack on his neighbors. This week convictions were secured against EDL members for breaking the jaw of a Muslim man who was attacked while walking near his home with his brother.

In November, we have learned of the killings of mainly Turkish shopkeepers in Germany by the National Socialist Underground and that German intelligence may have know about this terrorist group.  As I have demonstrated, German intelligence has a blind right eye, as the victims of the NSU are Muslims and, therefore, "deserving victims." The NSU was believed to have carried out the murders of nine shopkeepers between 2000 and 2007 and a nail bomb attack against Cologne’s Turkish community. There was a German intelligence officer known as “little Adolf” who was believed to be present, or at least nearby, when one of the murders took place. This right-wing terrorist group was allowed to terrorize at liberty because, as I demonstrate, some in Germany police and intelligence may have viewed the Turkish-Muslim victims as "deserving victims" and not deserving of equal police protection.

"Terrorism" that is viewed as acceptable by a larger society (terrorism against Muslim communities) tends to provide tacit support for the terrorist groups that perpetrate terrorist violence against "deserving victims." The reality is that the EDL is the Number One threat to the security of the United Kingdom, yet, we still see Muslims "arrested" under the so-called "Terrorism Act" of the UK - which - as in the Netherlands - appears to be a law that only Muslims can be charged with ...


Yes - police DO, indeed, make up "terrorist plot" evidence. We know how British police made up "evidence" against a graduate student of terrorism studies, Rizwaan Sabir, at Nottingham University and levied  accusations of a "terrorism plot" (yep - here we go). Sabir obtained a document about al-Qaeda terrorism from a US government website. It's not what happened to the student, who was also being slandered  by Nottingham University - but what happened to his professor, Rod Thornton, a former intelligence officer in the British Army and terrorism expert, who became outraged by the student's treatment by British police.  Professor Thornton spoke out and authored a paper about the ill treatment his student received from British police - and was essentially persecuted and punished (in violation of academic freedom rights) for his noble efforts. Professor Thornton said of the ordeal he and his student were put through by British police:
"The police were totally unprofessional. After their mistakes they tried to cover them up. I've seen some altered police notes, I've seen evidence made up. The whole thing seems to be a complete tissue of lies, starting from the cover up of their mistakes in the first place."

"What should raise alarm bells is how and why the police think it is acceptable to make up information to send innocent Muslims to prison as terrorists. The onus is now on the IPCC to conduct a full and proper investigation into this matter."

Even after the the lies of the British police were exposed, Rizwaan Sabir continued to be stopped and has been stopped numerous times since his 2008 "arrest."
In June 2011 for the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that “for some Muslims, these stops have become a routine part of their travel experience, and that―this power is silently eroding Muslim communities ‘trust and confidence in policing.’”

Those on the receiving end of Schedule 7 stops report: intrusive questioning over social, religious and political views or community activities; the taking of their bio-data despite not being under arrest; officers refusing to wait the arrival of a solicitor before conducting the search and questioning; the stress caused to the person stopped and to those travelling with them, as they worry about missing flights or losing baggage; and the seizure of mobile phones and credit cards.

And - do they seriously think this tyrannical and utterly useless busy-work is  "keeping us safe from terrorism?" What rubbish! What outrage! How stupid! How counter-productive!!!

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Well - this week we were shown just how safe the "counter-terrorism practice" in the Western world keeps us. Unless you were sleeping in a cave this week, you know that there was the massacre at a movie theater in Colorado. The accused in is James Holmes a white, upper-income "good kid" - non-Muslim- which is what makes him totally undetectable for "terrorist activity."   Holmes is a brilliant  bomb-maker as he was a neurobiology student - as he booby-trapped his apartment so well that police bomb experts had to do a lot of careful work to defuse his handiwork.  Holmes was described as having ordered 6000 rounds of ammunition from the Internet. Where did he get his ballistic vest, helmet and the smoke grenades?  Isn't James Holmes a terrorist who perpetrated a terrorist attack - in a "Mumbai style" of shooting people with firearms in a movie theater?

Nope - as the saying goes: Not a Muslim, not a terrorist!

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Western counter-terrorism efforts continue to be backwards oriented and utterly useless in protecting us. There is plenty of other evidence that Western security and counter-terrorism efforts have forgotten about Norway and have gone back to chancing the phantoms of "Islamists and jihadists" - and perhaps fabricating evidence or exaggerating "terrorist plots."   In fact - it is quite arguable that the Western security and law enforcement agencies charged with protecting us from real terrorism are utterly useless and serve as nothing more than agencies to chill religious freedom and speech of Muslims and the political Left.

If the victims of terrorism are Muslims or their "leftist allies" - then this is hardly "terrorism," but something else less than "terrorism" - as Muslims and the "leftist allies" are deserving victims of "terrorism."

Yes --- what we don't hear about the Colorado movie theater murderer is the T-word, either in the media or from the FBI. Mohammad... uhhh ... James Holmes is a brilliant bomb maker and in the spread of his message - what ever message that is supposed to be. But - wait - what if the alleged killer's name was Mohammad Holmes? Why - we'd be talking about "possible links to al-Qaeda" and Holmes "radicalization process." We'd also hear about "radical imans" and "lone wolf jihad." Since James Holmes is a "good" -  white - upper-class kid and non-Muslim (like Breivik) he cannot possibly be branded as a "terrorist" and his killings at the movie theater are never "terrorism."  "Terrorism" is something only Muslims do...just ask any terrorism expert in any Western security and intelligence agency.

See/zie:

Trying to Forget Breivik: One Year After the Norway Massacre

Utoya remembers one year after Anders Behring Breivik massacre

Norway tries to put pain of Breivik behind year on

Anders Behring Breivik

A year after Breivik's massacre, Norway tightens antiterror laws

Rod Thornton's suspension is a serious attack on academic freedom

Sabir on Security | Police fabricated evidence against me but civil liberties concern us all

 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Geert Wilders is NO Dutch patriot!

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The phony "patriotism" of Geert Wilders. Geert Wilders is promoting a very curious brand of "patriotism" that has more of it origins in the American neoconservatives that fund and support him than in real Dutch patriotism grounded in Dutch history and traditions. The very fact that Geert Wilders hates and actively seeks to oppress a religion- Islam- is contrary to Dutch patriotism and Dutch traditions. The Dutch have, basically, always been religiously tolerant and permissive (even as there were setbacks) toward the practice of religions, from the time of William or Orange's pressure in 1572 to allow the practice of both Protestantism and Catholicism.  

The reality is that Geert Wilders - and Pim Fortuyn before him - actively sought to tear down Dutch traditions, and slander them as "linkse hobbies" (leftist hobbles) and threatening to Dutch society. A willing Dutch media followed and American conservatives, who hate Dutch tolerance and progressive identity - cheered on and have played an active part in the destruction of the Dutch national identity. Geert Wilders' active opposition to the Dutch tradition of religious tolerance is well known, but Wilders has now dragged the Dutch flag into his anti-Dutch antics against his own nation and its European Union membership. The Dutch tricolor flag has its roots in the House of Orange, of William of Orange, who, as stated above, allowed the practice of both Protestantism and Catholicism.

Religious liberty: What Dutch nationalism is and Dutch heritage in religious freedom. Dutch patriotic images are found in the art of the period,  and the character of Dutch nationalism is totally different from British or American nationalisms. The liberties that Wilders speaks of has nothing to do with being "free" of the European Union or the accusations against Muslims of the Islamisation myths (myths that have been disproven many times on this site).  Dutch nationalism and patriotism became synonymous with Calvinism in the late 1500s struggle against Spanish rule, including unhindered expression of religious conscience. Dutch nationalism rests in defense of religious liberty of all Dutchmen, not opposing religious freedom for anyone.

In fact - patriotic Dutchmen should rally against Geert Wilders and the PVV and in support of religious freedom for Dutchmen that practice Islam. Defending  freedom of worship and freedom of conscience of Dutch Muslims is a part (or should be a part) of the Dutch national tradition.

"Freedom of Dutchmen" (as Wilders seems to put it) was about freedom of worship and freedom of conscience, and forcing any Dutchman against his freedom of conscience was the main issue with the Spanish rulers. Benjamen J. Kaplan tells us that propagandist pamphlets from the Dutch Revolt took up the theme of Netherlanders' "as exceptional lovers and advocates of their liberty and enemies of all violence and oppression" along the lines of religious liberty (2002, 179 - emphasis mine):
It is the refusal - to a certain extent sacrilegious - to legislate in the religious domain, while everywhere else divine right was still called upon to impose limitations, which marked out the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the social arrangements and political procedures, to which religious diversity based on freedom of conscience gave rise, made the Dutch Republic a testing-ground for peaceful co-existence, then for toleration. In the more or less long term, according to which contemporaries we consult, it was established in Europe as a model to be followed.

We can see what Dutch nationalism is as described by Arend Lijphart in his classic book on Dutch politics, Politics of Accommodation (1976) and, although the Netherlands was divided by social and religious cleavages, the Dutch managed to build a successful democracy of peaceful co-existence.  Dutch nationalism, according to Lijphart, is toward ones own bloc (Catholic, Socialist, Liberal) as well as to the common nation, and this nationalist feeling is an important factor to the consensus to preserve the system and the nation from civil war (78-79):
Holland is also one of the most notable examples of a successful democracy. The social fragmentation of the Dutch people has not been an insurmountable obstacle to the development and firm persistence of a stable, effective, and legitimate parliamentary democracy which has served the people well and which has by and large enjoyed their active support or acquiescence (Lijphart, 1976, 2).

Lijphart tells us that for Catholics the Calvinist-based Dutch patriotism was a hard concept, with the House of Orange as a major actor in the expulsion of harsh Catholic rule. But - the Catholics have never revolted even as their own religious practices were banned - and have always worked within the Dutch nation to improve their position (80-81). Just as today, Dutch people that practice Islam have their loyalty to their nation questioned, just as Dutch Catholics once had their loyalty questioned. Likewise, today, some Muslims and Muslim groups are choosing non-violent means to fight for better position in Dutch society,  just as Catholics once did...

It is the duty of every Dutchman to stand up to Geert Wilders! The whole, main idea of the Dutch Revolt was to resist the forceful imposition of the Catholic Church on the Dutch people.  The Dutch should now resist any attempt by the likes of Geert Wilders and his PVV fascists to oppress a religious faith - Islam - as it is the heritage of the Dutch people to oppose religious bigotry, especially against Muslims! Likewise - the Dutch should oppose any attempts by Wilders and his PVV fascists to define Dutch patriotism as being anti-Muslim and anti-European Union.

Messing with anybody's religious freedom should make the majority of patriotic Dutchmen angry!

While Wilders accuses Dutch citizens that practice Islam of horrible crimes and conspiracies against their own nation that are hateful myths (with accusations the used to be directed against Catholics), he attempts to bring about a nationalism that is more like the American Tea Party. If Wilders ever got his wish to remove the Dutch nation from international and European structures, the economic price to Dutch businesses and national standing will be devastating and take a long time to fix. If anything - Geert Wilders and his PVV are traitors who are bringing treasonous policies to the Dutch nation, as well as undermining Dutch traditions and nationalism steeped in religious tolerance (permissiveness).

As Wilders drags the Dutch flag through the mud - it is a sickening site to see - along with his continued attacks on Dutch traditions and culture. Geert Wilders is as much of a Dutch patriot as Adolf Hitler was a German patriot! Both have and are leading their nations to ruins and misery.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geert Wilders is GEEN Nederlandse patriot!

De"patriottisme" van Geert Wilders. Geert Wilders is het bevorderen van een zeer nieuwsgierig merk van "patriottisme" dat er meer van oorsprong in de Amerikaanse neoconservatieven dat fonds en steunen hem dan in het echte Nederlandse patriottisme geworteld in de Nederlandse geschiedenis en tradities heeft. Het feit dat Geert Wilders haat actief en probeert te onderdrukken tot een religie-de islam-in strijd is met Nederlandse patriottisme en Nederlandse tradities. De Nederlanders hebben altijd al religieus tolerant, liberaal (zelfs als er tegenvallers) in de richting van de praktijk van religies, vanaf het moment van druk Willem van Oranje in 1572 tot de praktijk van zowel het protestantisme en het katholicisme toe te staan.

De realiteit is dat Geert Wilders - en Pim Fortuyn voor hem - actief gezocht om af te breken Nederlandse tradities, en laster ze als Linkse hobby's en te dreigen met de Nederlandse natie. Een gewillige Nederlandse media gevolgd en Amerikaanse conservatieven, die een hekel Nederlandse tolerantie en permissiviteit - toegejuicht en hebben een actieve rol gespeeld in de vernietiging van de Nederlandse nationale identiteit. Geert Wilders 'actief verzet tegen de Nederlandse traditie van religieuze tolerantie is bekend, maar Wilders heeft nu sleepte de Nederlandse vlag in zijn anti-Nederlandse aanvallen tegen zijn eigen volk en zijn EU-lidmaatschap. De Nederlandse driekleur heeft zijn wortels in het Huis van Oranje, Willem van Oranje, die, zoals hierboven vermeld, kon de praktijk van zowel protestantisme en katholicisme.

Religieuze vrijheid: Wat Nederlandse nationalisme is en Nederlands erfgoed in de vrijheid van godsdienst. Nederlandse nationalisme bestaat, maar zijn karakter is totaal verschillend van Britse of Amerikaanse nationalisme. De vrijheden die Wilders spreekt van heeft niets te maken met te brengen vrij van de Europese Unie of de beschuldigingen tegen moslims van de islamisering mythen (mythen die zijn vele malen weerlegd op deze site). Nederlandse nationalisme en patriottisme synoniem geworden met het calvinisme in de late jaren 1500 strijd tegen het Spaanse gezag, en het calvinisme had een bevoorrechte positie in de Nederlandse samenleving in de 19e eeuw. Nederlandse nationalisme rust in de verdediging van de godsdienstvrijheid van alle Nederlanders, niet tegen de vrijheid van godsdienst voor iedereen.

Verdedigen van vrijheid van godsdienst en vrijheid van geweten van de Nederlandse moslims is een deel (of moet een onderdeel zijn) van de Nederlandse nationale traditie.

"Vrijheid van Nederlanders" (zoals Wilders lijkt te zeggen) ging over vrijheid van godsdienst en vrijheid van geweten, en het dwingen van een Nederlander tegen zijn vrijheid van geweten was het probleem met de Spaanse heersers. Benjamin J. Kaplan vertelt ons dat propagandistische pamfletten uit de Opstand nam het thema van de Nederlanders '"als uitzonderlijk liefhebbers en voorstanders van hun vrijheid en vijanden van alle geweld en onderdrukking" langs de lijnen van de godsdienstvrijheid" (2002, 179):
""Het is de weigering - tot op zekere hoogte heiligschennis - om wetgeving op het religieuze domein, terwijl overal elders goddelijk recht is nog steeds op de naam van de beperkingen, die gemarkeerd de Nederlandse Republiek in de zeventiende eeuw op te leggen. Gedurende de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw de sociale regelingen en politieke procedures, waarin religieuze diversiteit gebaseerd op vrijheid van geweten leidde, maakte de Nederlandse Republiek een proeftuin voor een vreedzame co-existentie, dan voor tolerantie. In de min of meer lange termijn, volgens welke tijdgenoten we te raadplegen, werd vastgesteld in Europa als model te volgen"" (Benjamin J. Kaplan, 2002, 179).

We kunnen zien wat de Nederlandse nationalisme zoals wordt beschreven door Arend Lijphart in zijn klassieke boek over de Nederlandse politiek, Politiek van Accommodatie (1976) en, hoewel Nederland werd gedeeld door sociale en religieuze breuklijnen, de Nederlanders in geslaagd om een ​​succesvolle democratie van vreedzame samenwerking op te bouwen bestaan. Nederlandse nationalisme, volgens Lijphart, is in de richting van de eigen blok (katholiek, socialistisch, liberaal) en aan de gemeenschappelijke natie, en dit nationalistische gevoel is een belangrijke factor om de consensus op het systeem en de natie van de burgeroorlog behouden (78 -79).
Nederland is ook een van de meest opvallende voorbeelden van een succesvolle democratie. De sociale fragmentatie van het Nederlandse volk is niet een onoverkomelijk obstakel voor de ontwikkeling en stevig persistentie van een stabiele, effectieve en legitieme parlementaire democratie die gediend heeft goed de mensen en die over het algemeen genoten van hun actieve steun of het gedogen (Lijphart 1976, 2 ).

Lijphart vertelt ons dat voor katholieken de calvinistische op basis van Nederlandse patriottisme was een harde concept, met het Huis van Oranje als een belangrijke speler in de uitzetting van harde katholieke overheersing. Maar - de katholieken nog nooit in opstand gekomen, zelfs als hun eigen religieuze praktijken werden verboden - en heb altijd gewerkt binnen het Nederlandse volk om hun positie (80-81) te verbeteren. Net als vandaag, Nederlandse mensen die de praktijk de islam hun loyaliteit aan hun land hebben ondervraagd, net als de Nederlandse katholieken hun loyaliteit vraag had. Ook vandaag, zijn sommige moslims en moslim-groepen kiezen voor niet-gewelddadige middelen om te vechten voor betere positie in de Nederlandse samenleving, net als de katholieken vroeger ...

Het is de plicht van iedere Nederlander op te staan ​​over Geert Wilders! Het geheel, belangrijkste idee van de Nederlandse Opstand was om de krachtige opleggen van de Katholieke Kerk verzetten op het Nederlandse volk. De Nederlandse moet nu verzetten tegen elke poging van de wil van Geert Wilders en zijn PVV fascisten naar een religieus geloof te onderdrukken - de islam - want het is de erfenis van het Nederlandse volk om religieuze onverdraagzaamheid tegen te gaan. Ook - de Nederlandse moeten verzetten tegen elke poging van Wilders en zijn PVV fascisten aan de Nederlandse patriottisme te definiëren als zijnde anti-moslim en anti-Europese Unie.

Terwijl Wilders beschuldigt de Nederlandse burgers dat de praktijk de islam van de gruwelijke misdaden en complotten tegen hun eigen volk (beschuldigingen van de gebruikte te zijn gericht tegen katholieken), dat zijn hatelijk mythen, probeert hij te komen tot een nationalisme dat is meer als de Amerikaanse Tea Party. Als Wilders ooit kreeg zijn wens om de Nederlandse natie te verwijderen uit internationale en Europese structuren, zal de economische prijs voor Nederlandse bedrijven en nationale positie zijn verwoestende en een lange tijd op te lossen. Als er iets - Geert Wilders en zijn PVV zijn verraders die verraderlijke beleid te brengen aan de Nederlandse natie, maar ook als een aantasting van Nederlandse tradities doordrenkt van religieuze tolerantie (permissiviteit).

Als Wilders sleept de Nederlandse vlag door de modder - het is een misselijkmakende site om te zien - samen met zijn voortdurende aanvallen op de Nederlandse tradities en cultuur. Geert Wilders is net zo goed van een Nederlandse patriot als Adolf Hitler was een Duitse patriot! Beiden hebben en leiden hun land tot een ruïne en ellende.

 

References

Kaplan, Benjamen J. 2002.`Dutch' religious tolerance: celebration and revision. In R. Po-Chia Hsia and Henk Van Nierop, eds. Calvinism and Religious Toleration in the Dutch Golden Age . Kindle Edition.

Kooi, Christine 1995. Popish Impudence: The Perseverance of the Roman Catholic Faithful in Calvinist Holland,1572-1620. The Sixteenth Century Journalhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/2541526 . Accessed: 25/03/2012

Lijphart, Arend. 1976. The Politics of Accommodation. Pluralism and Democracy in the Netherlands. U. of California Press:Berkeley, CA.

Nierop, Henk van . 2007. Alva's Throne—making sense of the revolt of the Netherlands. In Graham Darby, ed. The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt Taylor & Francis. Kindle Edition.

Pettegree, Andrew . 2007. Religion and the Revolt. In Graham Darby,ed. The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt. Taylor & Francis. Kindle Edition.

Also see/zie ook:

Sawyer, Andrew. The Tyranny of Alva: the creation and development of a Dutch patriotic image.

Ben Vermeulen. The Historical Development of Religious Freedom. Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Sophie C. van Bijsterveld. Freedom of Religion in the Netherlands.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Muslim round ups in the UK ahead of Games

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British police have no idea what a "dangerous individual" looks like, but think it looks like a Muslim. There is NO better demonstration of the dubious security, intelligence and police "work" than what we are currently seeing in the UK in the run up to the Olympic Games.  We see round ups of Muslim individuals on rather dubious "terrorist plots" while members of the English Defense League (EDL) remain highly radicalized and dangerous - and on the loose in the community.

At the same time, a member of the English Defense was sentenced to 9 years in prison for a knife attack against his neighbors ... we have round ups of Muslims with dubious and questionable police and intelligence work ... including accusations of unstated "terrorist plots" ... while the EDL remains at large to carry out violent "demos" against communities through out Britain.

The real threat to British security does not come from the Muslim community, but from the EDL, however, to the British police and MI5, a "dangerous terrorist" has nothing to do with an actual plot of real violence- but what a religious Muslim says and how the religious Muslim dresses. If actually plots of real terrorism were the goal of British security and intelligence - members of the EDL would have been put in prison a long time ago.

The "arrest" for "terrorism" appears to fit the NYPD profile: It is now criminal in the UK and elsewhere to appear as a devout Muslim with "anti-Western views." A devout Muslim who is outspoken and politically active, but a lacks a real "terrorism plot,"  is viewed as "radicalized" and is a "criminal."  As  I have predicted, the NYPD profile is now being used to arrest people for both their religious devotion and their political and social views. When we take a look at the articles over this "plot" we see very little evidence of violent planning, and this means justification for their arrests are probably based on legally protected religious and political viewpoints.   When we see the picture of Richard Dart above - we see the same long beard and dress that was highlighted in the NYPD "profile" - but these are legally protected activities and not "dangerous" and "violent."

We see that Richard Dart is a Muslim convert who adapted "anti-Western" views, and said that he would encourage others to go to Afghanistan to fight against British troops.

My response is sooooooooooo what! Such a statement is highly offensive - but these are words - not actions or behaviour!  Words are not bombs! Show us the evidence - as all we have are statements from police and government. So far - from current reports - Richard Dart does not appear to have engaged in ANY criminal activity!

Richard Dart should have the right to his religious freedom and freedom of speech - including obnoxious view - and be free from this kind of UK government harassment. "Extremist views" are not grounds for arrest and prosecution in  democratic societies with individual liberty. The manner of one's dress and speech maybe unusual and obnoxious, but people living in democratic societies with individual liberty - have a right to their manner of dress and views - without harassment of the likes of Scotland Yard and  MI5. UK Muslims now live in fear, thanks to British unchecked Islamophobia as "free speech" and personal abuse of Muslims now includes having their doors smashed in by British police:
Have you ever been called an Islamist? How about a jihadist or a terrorist? Extremist, maybe? Welcome to my world. It's pretty depressing. Every morning, I take a deep breath and then go online to discover what new insult or smear has been thrown in my direction. Whether it's tweets, blogposts or comment threads, the abuse is as relentless as it is vicious.

To say that I find the relentlessly hostile coverage of Islam, coupled with the personal abuse that I receive online, depressing is an understatement. There have been times – for instance, when I found my wife curled up on our couch, in tears, after having discovered some of the more monstrous and threatening comments on my New Statesman blog – when I've wondered whether it's all worth it. Perhaps, a voice at the back of my head suggests, I should throw in the towel and go find a less threatening, more civilised line of work. But that's what the trolls want. To silence Muslims; to deny a voice to a voiceless community. I shouldn't have to put up with this abuse. But I will. I have no plans to let the Islamophobes win. So, dare I ask: who's with me?

The "arrest" of Richard Dart and his friends shows that European security and intelligence remain focused on largely made up threats from the Muslim community - while highly dangerous and radicalized members of threat groups, like the EDL, do not get the same treatment police gave to  Richard Dart.  There needs to be a growing protest against this type of tyrannical and abusive police and security activity - along the lines of religious and political rights, human rights, the Universal Declaration of Human rights, as well as the European Conventions - and there needs to be some kind of world protest against these dubious and outrageous activities by the British State.

We need to start to realize that much of Western police and security, post-September 11, does very little to protect Western society from actual terrorist threat - note the attacks in Norway, July 22, 2011 and the Doner murders in Germany - and serve more as a tyrannical form of Muslim community control and to put on a brutal show to the rest of the world.

Now - last question: What makes the United Kingdom no better than rogue regimes, like Cuba, which also "arrests" its "troublemakers" before high profile events?

Instead of being "impressed" with British security - we need to be outraged and take vigorous actions against British security!

 

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See:

We mustn't allow Muslims in public life to be silenced

East London EDL supporter threatens Muslims

Mosque protest leader guilty

Man arrested after demo by South Wales National Front in Swansea

EDL thug gets 9 years in prison for racist attack on neighbours

More time for 'terror plot' quiz

6 Muslims arrested in UK terror raid near Olympic Stadium

Muslim arrested under anti-terror laws

White Muslim one of six arrested over ‘terror plot'

Police may be arresting marginal terror suspects to clear decks for Olympics says watchdog

ANTI-MUSLIM VIOLENCE: PICTURE ACROSS UK from TELL MAMA

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

German State concern for "A Koran in every home" campaign exposes misguided security concern

Religious and political activity by Muslims as a "security problem." The anti-Muslim bias among European and American police and security forces shows itself in what is viewed as a threat and what is as not a threat. When a Muslim commits horrible criminal acts, this is "terrorism" and "lone wolf jihad," but when a non-Muslim commits similar horrible criminal acts, the explanations lie in insanity or an "anger problem." From Germany we now have the latest example of how the religious and political activities of Muslims are a "security problem." Given that religious and political activity of Muslims are now a part of biased "radicalization models" it is not hard to see why a Salafist Muslim preacher is now a threat to German national security because of his "Koran in every home" campaign." Nope - not some advocacy of "jihad" that Salafists are often accused of (there are different types of Salafists, you know) - nope - but a campaign to pass out 25 million German language Korans.

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Video above shows the free Koran program in Germany - what is so wrong with it?!


What is unbelievable is how the "Christian Democrats" in Germany have "slammed" this campaign, including some "Christian Democrats" in Angela Merkel’s own Christian Democratic Union, and have called this campaign an "act of aggression."  While the German government states that there is nothing illegal about the passing out of religious texts, we still see the notion that religious and political activity by European Muslims is a security issue that comes under the discourse of "terrorism and national security."

We should recall that this is the same German intelligence that failed (or overlooked) the killings of largely Turkish shop keepers by the so-called National Socialist Underground. If the terrorist group had not blundered a bank robbery, would they still be at large? Would the video showing the murder victims have been delivered to Islamic community centers and media outlets, as the terrorist group had intended?

Germany continues to be blind in the right eye. At the same time, the Sehitlik mosque in  Berlin has been subject to four arson attacks over the past three years. Last Saturday, the mosque was subject to a "paint attack" and insulting pictures were left. The Muslim community has repeatedly asked for increased security in the face of Angela Merkel's downplaying of anti-Muslim violence in the country. Well - since members of Merkel's CDU regard the passing out of Korans as "aggression" we can see why the Muslim community is viewed as not worthy of protection. The Muslim community is not only not worthy or protection, but it is a "suspect community" that is also not regarded as a part of the larger German national community.

So, this is why we are here again.  We see the legally protected religious activity of Muslims living in European nations defined as a "security problem." We have whole regions of Germany dominated by radicalized right wing, neo-Nazi and ethnic cleansing - while  German intelligence is concerned with this single preacher passing out Korans?

It is obvious that the German State and German national intelligence simply have not learned painful lessons after the  discovery of the National Socialist Underground terrorist group brought international shame on the German nation.  We still see Muslims and their communities as suspect and what are supposed to be legally protected religious and political activities demonized and criminalized.

It's the discourse, stupid! At the root of this problem of "terrorism discourse" that is dominated by "Islamist jihadists" and the State (German State) as the dominate security definer and actor. The German State and its actors only hear from those "experts" and media outlets that it chooses, and excludes others views (including this Author) and this exclusion is extended its human rights responsibilities and responsibilities as a European liberal democracy to the rule of law in fulfilling the security needs of the Muslim (Turkish) community. The Muslim-Turkish community is also excluded from the discussion of security, as Muslim communities across Europe are view as threat and suspect communities.  Because of this type of discourse on "security and terrorism," the German State, like the French State and Dutch State, is failing to live up to its obligations as European nations and civilized members of the international community.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

L'Etat français et ses réponses abusives à terroriste Al-Qaïda à la suite de l'Toulouse

Sarkozy, the French State's anti-Muslim thug. (From Wiki)Après que l'État français et sa réponse abusive à la suite de la fusillade par un «loup solitaire», un tireur isolé à Toulouse. La réponse de l'Etat français est aujourd'hui l'un d'une poigne de fer, qui comprend désormais "arrestations" de "islamistes" dans le faux problème de «réseau islamiste». La réponse erronée et anti-musulmane aux fusillades par un tireur isolé, Mohamed Merah, comporte désormais des imams nier qui ont jamais prêché la violence d'entrée dans le pays pour une conférence annuelle islamique.

Il est désormais l'élément ajouté des élections françaises et Sarkozy est à la recherche d'une bosse dans les sondages. Sarkozy a parcouru la route de la persécution de ce qui concerne les Roms, qui a été suivie par une réprimande de l'Union européenne. L'Etat français a répondu de manière positive quand il est venu à la présence des Roms - il est incroyable de voir comment l'Union européenne ne peut pas venir à la rescousse des citoyens de l'UE musulmans qui ont à endurer la violence post-attaques sur les droits de l'homme et des libertés civiles.

Réseaux islamistes et la «menace» est probablement un composé "menace". Nous avons maintenant vu les "arrestations" est "islamistes" par l'Etat français. Si ces «réseaux islamistes» ont été un tel danger - alors pourquoi ne pas les fermer avant cette «loup solitaire» de prise de vue? Il est fort possible que les gens qui sont arrêtés sont arrêtés pour leur foi religieuse et peut-être de leurs opinions politiques - ". Le terrorisme" ne pas leur menace réelle de Ces arrestations, y compris de la mère de Merah - devrait être suivie de près par les institutions européennes et internationales des droits de l'homme.

Une grande partie de leur crédit, la police française croient maintenant que Mohamed Merah n'était pas un "al-Qeada mission» - mais il était tout seul dans ses actions. Ce n'est pas difficile à comprendre, comme n'importe qui peut prétendre être un «al-Qeada opératoire» et cela a été fait par des individus dans le passé. Pourtant, - nous voyons la demande habituelle douteuse d'un «réseau islamiste» et l'habituel «choc des civilisations» dans la réponse collective blâme et la punition de toute la communauté musulmane. Cette réponse erronée est quelque chose que nous n'avons tout simplement pas voir contre radicales bons réseaux, mais seulement avec les «réseaux islamistes» (qui peut être rien de plus que les groupes d'études religieuses. Attendez-vous à Rob Wainwright et son Europol à explot la notion de «réseaux islamistes». Oui - J'espère que «les réseaux islamistes" existent et que la limite de leur activité à la discussion seulement.

En fait - maintenant, nous constatons que le groupe islamiste - les membres qui ont été arrêtés - n'avait aucun lien avec Mohamed Merah. Alors - pourquoi sur Terre verte de Dieu sont-ils arrêtés?! Qu'est-ce de leur liberté od expression et de religion? Quelles sont les obligations de l'État français aux droits de l'homme des Chevaliers du groupe islamiste fierté!

Que nous allons étudier ...

Que nous en apprendre davantage sur ...

Que nous sensibiliser!

Dans un monde idéal, l'Etat français permet aux membres des Chevaliers de la fierté aller et laisse alors seulement - ou souffre réprimande internationale et consequense pour ses actions contre les Chevaliers du groupe islamiste fierté car il a fait dans ses actions contre les Roms!

Donc - certaines personnes comme Al-Qaïda  - aimer Al-Qaïda n'a rien à voir avec la participation d'une personne dans le «terrorisme»-quelle que soit la defination. Certaines personnes pensent aussi que Adolf Hitler et les nazis étaient également très intéressant, mais nous ne voyons pas de nombreuses arrestations de réseaux nazis à travers l'Europe. Les gens qui pensent que les nazis étaient une grande sont - bien - ignoré par les Etats Euroepan et Rob Wainwright et son Europol. Il ya quelque chose de très mal ici - en termes d'égalité devant la loi dans l'UE et dans les Etats européens, ainsi que l'égalité de renforts des lois!

Cela va changer, que l'étude de cas des réponses abusives de l'État français à la prise de vue Toulouse. The erronée et ouvertement anti-musulman de réponse par l'Etat français à la fusillade par un tireur isolé est en train de former une étude de cas permettra de jeter les travail sur le terrain pour une étude encore plus grand de la nation hollandaise et ses réponses à la assassiner Theo van Gogh. Ce qui semble être constances sont que tout acte de violence par une personne d'une origine musulmane est maintenant le «terrorisme»:

1. ensuite suivie par les revendications de «notre 9-11»;

2. puis une punition collective, y compris "arrestations" de "un réseau islamiste."

3. Aussi jeter dans l'affirmation selon laquelle l'attaque par un seul auteur d'origine musulmane est «une attaque contre nos valeurs.

Les crimes violents par les musulmans sont maintenant «terrorisme», mais au-delà de la punition collective qui suit est la réticence à inclure les voix de l'opposition à ces politiques abusives de la part de l'État «victime». Les communautés musulmanes qui sont victimes de la violence post-politiques semblent être exclus de tout débat sur les questions de sécurité et de la criminalisation de la communauté semble également se produire.

Le cadre de l'étude - l'émancipation-plaidoyer approche à partir d'études critiques contre le terrorisme. Le cadre que je vais utiliser utilise un acteur rationnel », l'État français» et ce qui est visé à l'émancipation-plaidoyer approche à partir d'études critiques contre le terrorisme. L'approche comprend la suppression de l'approche centrée sur l'État et la vue de «l'État français en tant que victime," utilisée par études sur le terrorisme et la couverture orthodoxes les médias mondiaux populaire de la fusillade Toulouse. L'approche est du point de vue des musulmans français qui sont maintenant supporter des mesures oppressives et des arrestations à la suite de la fusillade. Aussi une partie de l'approche sera obligations de l'État français en vertu de conventions relatives aux droits européens et humaines, ces "arrestations" dans le cadre d'un «réseau islamiste» dans le cadre de limites sur la liberté religieuse et d'expression, qui est une partie des limites sur les libertés des musulmans français, y compris les tentatives de fermer une conférence à venir jusqu'à islamique.

Question: Quelles sont les réactions de l'État français après la fusillade tireur isolé à Toulouse et comment font-ils place avec l'Etat français est aussi une société démocratique, pluraliste et obligations internationales à ses citoyens musulmans?

Un couple d'hypothèses:

1. Les réponses de l'Etat français à la fusillade par un tireur isolé à montant violation des droits de l'homme: la liberté d'expression, la liberté d'expression, la liberté religieuse, parmi d'autres violations possibles.

2.  «Réseaux islamistes» sont en fait des réseaux religieux et "membres" d'arrêt à la suite de la violence est due à des associations (réel et sur Internet), le réseau religieux entretient avec l'auteur.
3. La violence exercée par toute personne d'origine musulmane est toujours stigmatisés comme «djihad» et «terrorisme».

Quelque chose va être fait au sujet de ces violations de l'Etat français. Je serai de diffusion à travers les postes standards dans ce rapport à des institutions internationales, y compris l'Organisation des Nations Unies, et nous espérons que la sensibilisation peut être soulevée et les actions prises à l'encontre des réponses erronées et anti-musulman par les nations européennes à la suite de "la violence musulmane." Encore une fois - cette étude de cas permettra de jeter les bases d'une étude plus vaste de l'État néerlandais. Alors que Sarkozy a l'intention d'abuser des droits de l'homme de musulmans à la suite de cette fusillade horrible pour ses propres gains politiques - J'ai également l'intention de tirer pleinement parti au nom de la défense des musulmans français, de sensibiliser le volume de travail à faire dans l'Europe pour promouvoir les droits de l'homme et définir des réponses appropriées à la violence qui ne sont pas punir collectivement des communautés entières et de criminaliser la pratique de la foi religieuse.

Le document fera des recommandations pour les particuliers et les organisations internationales à s'impliquer et à faire prendre conscience que sera fondé sur les conclusions de l'étude. Depuis institutions de l'Union européenne, ainsi que d'autres institutions internationales (comme l'Organisation des Nations Unies) ne font pas leur travail - nous devons faire leur travail pour eux. L'Union européenne, par le biais d'Europol,, sera probablement unir leurs efforts pour punir collectivement les musulmans français des crimes d'une seule personne. Il ya des questions importantes en termes de droits de l'homme, la primauté du droit et de justice fondamentale de l'État français doit anser en termes de sa réponse très erronée et anti-musulmane des crimes violents d'une seule personne. Cela ne doit pas être autorisé à continuer!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sens fan proposes to Leafs fan ... how sweet!

As a hockey fan, I could not be prouder than what happened last week between the
Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators. I remember watching this game - it had lots of fights - and I like both teams about equally (I have a slight favor for the Sens). It was what took place between periods that we don't see on television when a marriage proposal took place between a Sens fan and a Leaf's fan.

Now - to have a Sens fan propose to a Leafs fan on the ice of Scotiabank Place is news and this was a game with lots of fights. However, what should make us proud as hockey fans is that this was a Gay couple and the reaction to their on-ice proposal was wild cheers. According to Out Sports:
The coolest part was the reaction of the fans. When they realized it was a marriage proposal, they cheered wildly. It didn’t matter that it was two women getting engaged. While we’ve been saying that sports aren’t at the core a homophobic institution anymore, it is still moving to see proof of it.

The video of Alicia, the Sens fan, proposing to Christina, the Leafs fan,  is fun to watch as the teams are very much rivals. My impression is that families up in Canada have some members that are Leafs fans and some that are Sens fans. We now have proof of that Sens and Leafs fans can love each other, as the household of Alicia and Christina is going to be divided by this rivalry - but I hope that the two have a nice life together - and their on ice proposal shows that they love each other very much!


You BET you can Play! What I also did not know is that Patrick Burke had started the "You Can Play" initiative to fight homophobia early this month. The count is now up to 30 NHL players that have signed on to this effort to make Gay players comfortable and fight especially homophobic slurs, such as "don't be gay..." NHL locker rooms, like in other sports, can be quite homophobic.

The names behind the effort to promote Gay rights include Rich Nash, Henrik Lundqvist, Daniel Alfredsson - on top of Sean Avery's efforts for marriage equality last year.  The sport of hockey is one of tough guys who get gashed, get stitched up in the looker room and are back out on the ice as if nothing happened.  If our sport of tough men can accept Gay players and advance Gay rights - this says a lot about the advance of LGBT rights.

I can't wait to see the efforts for Gay rights next season, or during the off-season. I think that the NHL should make this effort more public - as the players have - as there is nothing to be ashamed of here and everything to be proud of.

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NL - Als hockey fan, kon ik niet trotser zijn dan wat er gebeurd is vorige week door het

Toronto Maple Leafs en de Ottawa Senators (Sens). Ik herinner me het kijken naar deze game - het had veel gevechten - en ik hou van beide teams ongeveer even (ik heb een lichte voordeel voor de Sens). Het was wat er gebeurde tussen de periodes dat we niet op televisie zien wanneer er een huwelijksaanzoek heeft plaatsgevonden tussen een Sens fan en een Leaf's fan.

Nu - om een ​​Sens fan voorstellen om een ​​Leafs fan op het ijs van Scotiabank Place is nieuws en dit was een spel met veel gevechten. Maar wat moet ons trots als hockey fans is dat dit een Gay paar en de reactie op hun on-ice voorstel was wild gejuich. Volgens Out Sport:
Het leukste onderdeel was de reactie van de fans. Toen ze besefte dat het een huwelijksaanzoek, ze juichten wild. Het maakte niet uit dat het twee vrouwen verloving. Terwijl we al zeggen dat sport niet in de kern een homofobe instelling meer, is het nog steeds verhuizen naar het bewijs van te zien.

De video van Alicia, de Sens fan, stelt voor Christina, de Leafs fan, is leuk om naar te kijken als de teams zijn zeer rivalen. Mijn indruk is dat gezinnen in Canada hebben een aantal leden die Leafs fans en sommige die Sens fans. We hebben nu het bewijs van dat, zoals het huishouden van Alicia en Christina inderdaad zal worden gedeeld door deze rivaliteit - maar ik hoop dat de twee een mooi leven samen hebben - en hun op het ijs voor te stellen laat zien dat ze van elkaar houden erg veel!

Je  kunt spelen! Wat ik ook niet weten is dat Patrick Burke was begonnen de "You Can Play"-initiatief om homofobie te bestrijden begin deze maand. De telling is nu tot 30 NHL spelers die op een ondertekend om deze inspanning te maken Gay spelers comfortabel en vechten in het bijzonder homofobe laster, zoals "geen homo zijn ..." NHL kleedkamers, net als in andere sporten, kan heel homofobe.

De namen achter de poging om homorechten te bevorderen zijn onder andere Rich Nash, Henrik Lundqvist, Daniel Alfredsson - op de top vanSean Avery's inspanningen voor het huwelijk gelijkheid van vorig jaar. Dehockeysport is een van de zware jongens die krijgen gashed, krijgen gestiktin de kijker kamer en zijn terug op het ijs alsof er niets gebeurd is. Als onzesport van stoere mannen kunnen accepteren Gay-spelers en vooruit Gayrechten - dit zegt veel over de opmars van de homorechten.

Ik kan niet wachten om de inspanningen voor homorechten te zien volgend seizoen, of tijdens het buiten het seizoen. Ik denk dat de NHL moet makendeze inspanning meer publiek - als de spelers hebben - want er is hier niets te schamen !

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See/Zie:

You Can Play: Behind Patrick Burke’s bold effort using NHL players to fight homophobia in hockey

She’s a Sens fan, her girlfriend’s a Leafs fan and their marriage proposal during NHL game was adorable (VIDEO)

Canada Lesbian Couple's Engagement During Toronto Maple Leafs-Ottawa Senators Hockey Game