Showing posts with label Right-wing radicalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Right-wing radicalism. Show all posts

Friday, March 21, 2014

Why Russia has a point or Understanding Russia's position on Ukraine.

Why the unconditional support for the US by Europe?  "America is always the good guy and Russia is always the bad guy!" It's a view from CNN or MSNBC, not from people who understand the international system. America has done some awful things in the recent decade that are far more grave than anything Russia has done in the recent decade. Yet, "Putin is the devil" and America's neo-Nazis in Kiev are "freedom fighters who are pro-democracy." This is far from true. This is a very dangerous game that the State Department and the CIA are playing in its installation of neo-Nazis into the Ukrainian government, as both Russia and the US still have nuclear weapons. We don't want to go down that road just to prop up neo-Nazis in an Eastern European government!

Let's hope Americans eventually learn the truth about the radical right, neo-Nazis that their government has installed into the Ukrainian government. They will, and the Obama administration with be forever tarnished. From Foreign Policy magazine article on the bad guys now in Ukraine's government of the neo-Nazi Svoboda Party:
Ukraine is home to Svoboda, arguably Europe's most influential far-right movement today. (In the photo above, Svoboda activists seize a Ministry of Agriculture building during Kiev's Euromaidan protests in January.) Party leader Oleh Tyahnybok is on record complaining that his country is controlled by a "Muscovite-Jewish mafia," while his deputy derided the Ukrainian-born film star Mila Kunis as a "dirty Jewess." In Svoboda's eyes, gays are perverts and black people unfit to represent the nation at Eurovision, lest viewers come away thinking Ukraine is somewhere besides Uganda.

Today, Svoboda holds a larger chunk of its nation's ministries (nearly a quarter, including the prized defense portfolio) than any other far-right party on the continent. Ukraine's deputy prime minister represents Svoboda (the smaller, even more extreme "Right Sector" coalition fills the deputy National Security Council chair), as does the prosecutor general and the deputy chair of parliament -- where the party is the fourth-largest. And Svoboda's fresh faces are scarcely different from the old: one of its freshmen members of parliament is the founder of the "Joseph Goebbels Political Research Centre" and has hailed the Holocaust as a "bright period" in human history.
God bless America - and God bless the freedom fighters of Ukraine! (hell no!)
First of all, Russia has its interests in the world, like other international actors, and there is nothing wrong with that. The interest in the so-called 'near-abroad' in Russian policy goes back to the numerous times Russia has been invaded and Russians killed by foreign powers: the Moguls from the 1200s to the 1400s (go look up what the 'mongol yoke' is in Russian history), the brutal marches of Napoleon and Nazi Germany through the Russian country. Russia is very right to be concerned with events in its own backyard that have meant the oppression and extermination of Russians. There is nothing wrong with Russia having interests in its 'near -abroad' or taking action in the interests of its own security.

The expansion of NATO to Russia's borders is a threat like that of the Mongols, Napoleon's army and Nazi Germany. It is NATO that's the problem, not Russia's responses to it or the West's provocative activities.

Second of all, there is a history of what Nazi Germany and its supporters did in East Europe, including the murders of Russians. Russia also suffered huge losses at the hands of the Nazis in WWII and the installation of a neo-Nazi government in Ukraine by the US, as well as history of abuse of human rights of ethnic Russians by East European nations, is a very good reason for Russia to take action to defend the lives and rights of ethnic Russians. America is wrong here despite what you read in America mass media, and Americans will eventually learn the truth about what their country has sponsored in Ukraine! A good point from Andre Vltchek in the conservative, somewhat anti-EU CounterPunch:
Where are those loud voices protesting against the antagonizing Russia? Don’t Europeans know their own history? Russia is not an aggressor; it has been a victim, for at least a hundred years. Russia was attacked by Europe, again and again, and in just one century, tens of millions of Russian people were slaughtered by European fascists, imperialists and ‘democrats’.

Russia is probably right and justified in its "invasion" of the Crimea to protect ethnic Russian speakers from the neo-Nazi government in Kiev. 

The human rights of ethnic Russians do matter and in the recent decade East European countries, some now in NATO and the EU, have created policies that have discriminated against Russian speakers. This includes bans on the use of Russian language in news media and teaching in schools. One of the first things the US backed neo-Nazis did was to remove protections for the use of Russian language in the various regions. Europe, including the EU, the OSCE, the CoE, simply cannot be trusted to protect the human rights of ethnic Russians living in Ukraine.

America: The world's real bad guy! The Western mass media present "Putin the Devil" and Russia as a world threat in need of sanctions. Russia is not a threat to international security that America has been in its trouncing of international law in its dubious "war on terrorism." We could also cite numerous, recent and well-known instances where America is a 'rotten country' in the world: invading Iraq under false pretexts, CIA renditions (picking innocent people up off the streets to be detained and tortured with the aid and compliance of European governments), drone strikes in Pakistan (violates national sovereignty), Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay prison - and these are far more grave than anything Russia has done in response to perceived security threats in its own backyard. The instances cited above paint America as a law unto itself in the international system (and America has made itself untouchable by international law) that are far more grave breaches of international security and dangerous to the world than anything Russia has done in recent years!



Also see:

Chapter in book by Per Anders Rudling - The Return of the Ukrainian Far Right: The Case of VO Svoboda," in Ruth Wodak and John E. Richardson.

Salon Magazine -  Is the US backing neo-Nazis in Ukraine?

Foreign Policy Magazine - Sorry, Putin Isn't Crazy: Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.

 GlobalResearch.ca - The U.S. has Installed a Neo-Nazi Government in Ukraine - Washington Sanctioning Democracy and Hailing Nazism -

Democracy Now - Debate: Is Ukraine’s Opposition a Democratic Movement or a Force of Right-Wing Extremism?

The Jewish Journal - Ukraine’s Jews again caught between a rock and a hard place

Alternet - Is the U.S. Backing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?

Salon- 35 countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists






Thursday, May 23, 2013

Woolwich Murder: Horrible crime by Muslims as "act of terrorism" - again!

Here we go again - crime by someone claiming to be Muslim is "act of terrorism." In the aftermath of the brutal beheading a man (who was apparently a British soldier) on the streets of Woolwich yesterday by individuals mumbling "Islamic extremist" claims - we now see the usual rubbish of "act of terrorism." Of course - Western state governments participate in the discriminatory use of the "terrorism" term. We now see the British government (and of course the press) calling this "an act of terrorism." We now see the terrorism expert class out in full force with its usual narratives that tacitly tie this murder by individuals to Islam and Muslims. "How was this person radicalized" rubbish. There is a raising of the discussion out of the level of criminal murder to the level of a national security threat. And - of course - we see the  mindless and infantile blame directed at all Muslims everywhere - which includes calls to place even more surveillance and restrictions on innocent people because they are Muslims.


The narrative that turns any criminal violence by perpetrator of a Muslim background is a set of prepackaged discourses on "jihadists," "Islamists" and "radicalized Muslims" in the context of the secularization of Muslim communities as "risk communities" to national security in Western countries (ex. the Netherlands). We see the Western terrorist expert class quick to jump in and tell us these narratives of "jihadists," "Islamists" and "how did this person become radicalized" even before we learn the religious background of a violent perpetrator.

Under circumstances where there is no claim for "Islamic" motivations (ex. killed over a girlfriend) this would just be another horrible murder.  Throw in any "Islamic" statements as the personal agenda of the attackers - it is now "an international act of terrorism" by "jihadists" and "followers of Al-Qeada" and "something we all feared." And we see the terrorism expert class calling this "terrorism" and the murderers "terrorists" - and free reign of dangerously radicalized right-wing extremists of the EDL - allowed to continue their reign of terror on local minority communities.

It's only "terrorism" when Muslims do it, but not when the EDL does it.. The Western terrorism expert class is quite blind in the right eye - and free reign of dangerously radicalized right-wing extremists of the EDL - is never on the terrorism expert class' radar screen. The EDL - which is made up of very dangerously radicalized right-wing extremists - is now on the march. The EDL continues to hold violent "demos" that have more to do with violence than "free speech" - and member continue to attack mosques and Muslims. Now - in July 2010, British police arrested seven EDL members in an apparent plot to bomb the Bournemouth mosque. There was even a chase and a shoot out of the tires on the van. The men were held - but no charges were never filed and the case never prosecuted. Following this murder in Woolwich yesterday, we have now seen at least two attacks on mosques - including with a grenade - in Braintree and in Essex, where a man walked in with a knife while people were praying inside.

And -- on April 29 - a 75 year-old-grandfather - Mohammed Saleem - was stabbed to death on the streets Birmingham (West Midlands, UK) as he was walking home from a mosque after prayers. The police do believe that his murder was "racially motivated," according to the report by The Guardian :
A 75-year-old man stabbed to death yards from his home may have been targeted in a racially motivated attack, according to police.

Mohammed Saleem, who used a walking stick, was stabbed three times in the back as he returned home from prayers at his local mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham, on Monday night.

The blows were struck with such violence they penetrated to the front of his body.

The father of seven also had no defensive wounds in what has been described as a swift, vicious and cowardly attack by the man leading the murder investigation, Detective Superintendent Mark Payne of West Midlands police.

Now, are these also "acts of terrorism?"

No? Well - why not?! 

 The EDL is now milking the murder of this soldier and has got over one million likes from a Facebook page - calling this "an act of terrorism" throws gasoline on the fire - especially given that many members of the EDL, like Tommy Robinson - are dangerously radicalized individuals that are capable of violence. I will predict - right now - that EDL terrorism will happen in the future and people could be killed. Yes - and the deaths of anybody in an EDL terrorist attack can be blamed on the David Cameron and the British State government for its refusal to deal with the public safety threat. Indifference to the terroristic violence of the EDL by the British State - along with the labeling of every criminal act by a "Muslim" an "act of terrorism" - also makes the British state guilty of what is called state terrorism against British Muslims.
As details of the brutal murder of an off-duty soldier near to the barracks in Woolwich filtered through yesterday afternoon, the leaders of the EDL set about trying to exploit it. Their street movement has all but collapsed, under the weight of public revulsion at its bigotry and violence, and the determined efforts of anti-fascist campaigners. Their only hope now is to provoke some kind of serious disorder...NewStatesman.
 It should now become obvious now - dear Reader - that the term "terrorism" is selective and applied by Western state governments, like the British State, and the Western press, like the BBC, when violent perpetrators make some claims to their "Islamic faith." The term "terrorism" and its legal ramifications - therefore - constitute a form of discrimination against Muslims in the criminal justice system, as well as in national security practices. The label "terrorist" appears to be use almost exclusively when perpetrator of a horrible crime is discovered to be of a Muslim background and with an "Islamic" religious identity as a motivation. The term "terrorist" is also frequently used as a anti-Muslim slur during hate crimes against Muslims.

The Theo van Gogh murder as an "act of terrorism" and it's horrible legacy at work here. If this killing of another person on the street in Woolwich by a "Muslim" sounds familiar, it should. As we know, the single killing of a filmmaker on a street in Amsterdam by another self-proclaimed "jihadist" probably is what has set that pattern of calling violence acts by Muslims "terrorism" - both in the mass media and by Western governments. There are questions that this author will be addressing in the future - and how they relate to murders and violent acts by "Muslims" being labeled "terrorism," while similar and arguably worse acts of violence by non-Muslims are rarely labeled "terrorism." This is - as I have pointed out before - no better illustrated by the labeling of the murder of "Theo" as "an act of terrorism"by the Dutch government.

This murder was a horribly brutal murder - like that of Theo van Gogh - but to call this horrible murder an "act of terrorism" - and then apply special criminal penalties to "terrorism" - makes the criminal prosecution biased against any Muslims facing such enhanced penalties. The murderers are just murderers - not "terrorists!" This violates all kind of human rights conventions that both the Netherlands and United Kingdom are parties to (more about this in the future). We need to work on bringing anti-Muslim biased counter-terrorism policies and practices to an end. The murder in Woolwich and the reaction to it by both the British State and British mass media is yet another case that demonstrates the glaring anti-Muslim bias of Western counter-terrorism establishment.  The Theo van Gogh murder as "an act of terrorism" probably helped establish the biased precedent in both the Western mass media and by Western state governments.


Cross posted at The Statemaster :  http://criticalterrorism.com/2013/05/23/here-we-go-again-woolwich-murder-crime-by-someone-claiming-to-be-muslim-is-act-of-terrorism/

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Geert brings Hank and Ingrid to roost in America.

I have always advocated keeping Geert Wilders out of our country. In fact, Wilders should be keep out of all civilized and democratic countries for the sake of internal security. Since about 2009, Wilders has been making frequent trips to the US and Canada for "speaking engagements" , and this includes at the site of the World Trade Center, where on September 11, 2010, Wilders gave yet another Islamophobic hate speech. At this time, the new Dutch government had not been seated from the June election results. At that time also, the "Ground Zero mosque" (called the "Victory Mosque" by Wilders) issue was ignited and Geert Wilders was brought over by Pamela Geller and her hateful associates. Also following Wilders to New York was the Dutch newsmedia and the view of tying this trip and hate speech to a new cabinet and governemnt was repugnant and shameful!

Beating up Muslims in the streets in the Netherlands and America. The far and wide coverage of Wilders' travels and hatespeeches may be causing a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes in especially the US.

Henk and Ingrid, Mr. and Mrs Dutch (sic), was a creation of Wilders to further his campaign of hate against especially Muslims and Moroccans. This last July, a real life Henk and Ingrid in the town of Almelo beat an elderly Turkish neighbor on the street. Aziz Kara eventually died of his head injuries. The shock of this murder also rippled through the Tweede Kamer (House) election campaign and was one of the factors that thankfully set back Wilders.
Let us hope that the Dutch people can wake up and see that Geert Wilders is not "patriotic" and that this type of speech is unacceptable and dangerous to society.  Wilders is actually anti-Dutch and opposed to his own country's proud history of religious tolerance just as much as Pim Fortuyn was. Like Fortuyn, Wilders promotes and advocates for hate of other Dutch people based on their religious faith, which is contrary to what the Dutch nation actually stands for!

In New York we have  Muslim men almost killed on the street after being asked if they were Muslim. In August 2010, about two weeks before Wilders hatespeech in New York, a cab driver  was viciously slashed and stabbed by a passenger after he was asked if he was Muslim.   On November 24 of this year, a 72-year-old grandfather almost ended up like Aziz Kara, beaten almost to death in the streets of Queens, New York. The men savagely beat this well-liked grandfather after he answered that he was, indeed, a Muslim. This follows the stabbing of another man outside of a Queens mosque on November 19. The victim was called anti-Muslim slurs as he was being punched and stabbed.  Some are willing to act based upon their hate of Muslims, like hate that is promoted by Geert Wilders.
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 Rather than be a great shame for the Dutch people, rather than spit on the grave of William of Orange, rather than a sledgehammer to the great nation the Dutch people have built for 450 years - suffered, shed blood and died for - Geert Wilders's "Victory Mosque" hatespeech on September 11, 2010 was viewed as some sort of statement on a new Dutch government in 2010 (especially the second video) by the Dutch newsmedia. This was repugnant and every patriotic Dutchman should have been upset! 

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Anti-Muslim "free speech" and spike of anti-Muslim hate crimes.  This situation has been further aggravated by Wilders' acquittal on hate speech charges last year. Hate speech has consequences and one of these consequences is that some people will act on hateful messages partly promoted by Geert Wilders' trips to the US since 2009. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2010 were 50% higher than than the previous year - and the SPLC cites the hate built up around the "Ground Zero mosque" protest, which Geert Wilders as a key speaker at.  As Hansdeep Singh and Simran Jeet Singh at the Daily Beast point out - these attacks have not declined a decade after the 9-11 attacks - but have gone up - and I would contend, especially after 2009, the year that Geert Wilders began most of his trips to North America (emphasis mine):
 For example, from 2005 to 2010, hate crimes motivated by religious bias show a consistent upward trajectory—whereas hate crimes against religious communities constituted 17.1 percent of all bias-based crimes in 2005, that number has reached 20 percent in the most recent report published in 2010. This is the highest rate of hate crimes motivated by religious bias in the 18 years since the FBI started tracking hate crimes nationwide in 1992.

Furthermore, while one might assume that the pattern of anti-Muslim violence would have decreased a decade after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, official statistics show that hate crimes against Muslims are at their highest levels since 2001. The most recent FBI data indicates that in a one-year period, from 2009 to 2010, there was a staggering 42 percent increase in hate crimes against Muslims in this country.
Here's what we should do: Send the 72 year-old grandfather's medical bills (and the medical bills of other hate crime victims) to the Dutch government. In the future, send the Dutch government your medical bills, property damage bills and other expenses that are probably a result of allowing Geert Wilders to travel about teaching people to hate Muslims in North America. The spike in hate crimes against Muslims appears to coincide with both the "Victory Mosque" hate campaign and Geert Wilders' own travels to North America. This problem was created in the Netherlands long before the September 11, 2001 attacks (Rotterdam, 1991), fueled today by the anti-Muslim counter-terrorism industry - and somewhere along the line a message needs to be sent to the Dutch governemnt that it is their responsibility to clean up this mess!  Take this hateful poison back to Rotterdam - where it came from!

Crossposted from Burning Tulips: Have Henk and Ingrid moved to New York?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Islamophobia as an international security problem

The West's religious and political extremists and radicals. While the focus is on the small number of Middle East religious radicals who are rioting in new Arab democracies,  the serious and growing threat from anti-Muslim radicals and Islamophobic extremists is multifaceted in nature. This threat ranges from free roaming violent radicals, like Anders Breivik and the English Defense League, to advances made by "political parties" in European nations, like Geert Wilders and the PVV.  All of this activity by Islamophobic radicals is well funded by wealthy, but equally radical Israeli interests, perhaps with the Likud Party.

We could have told you about the Islamophobic extremists and radical elements that are responsible for the creation of the "Innocence of Muslims" hate film - and it should be clear to the world now how dangerous these elements are.  What should be made clear to the world is how these Western extremists and radicals abuse their freedom of speech rights to provoke violence and international crisis.

Promotion of a  New World Order according to Samuel Huntington. There is going to have to be adjustments in foreign and security policies of national governments and in the policies of international organizations (like the European Union) to deal with this (not so new) anti-Muslim radical and Islamophobic extremist factor on the international community. The world community needs to anticipate that the element will abuse free speech rights to provoke trouble, just as Jyllands-Posten abused its free press rights when it published the "Danish cartoons" and when Geert Wilders and Theo van Gogh abused their free expression rights to make anti-Muslim hate films.

There are those people from largely the Anglo-American conservative right hope to stoke up another Cold War, this time between the West and the Islamic world. We can see their desired New World Order is along the lines of Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" thesis, or "Clash" thesis. Clash thesis is a world ordered along the "faultlines" between largely religiously based "civilizations."  We have the notion that Greece (and probably Serbia) are with "Orthodox civilization"  (watch for calls to throw Greece out of Europe - its the "Trojan horse" for Russia). We have the notion of "Confucian civilization" dominated by China. But - more importantly - we have "Islamic civilization" and "Western civilization."

The largely Anglo-American conservative ilk would like to maintain hostile relations with especially Muslim majority countries of "Islamic civilization." This level of hostile relations is supposed to replace the Soviet Union.  In the opening pages of his book Huntington argues that "enemies are essential to identity" and "hating what we are not is to love who we are."  America, according to Huntington, needs to look for monsters to slay in the Muslim world.

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We have to realize that Islamophobia is present in Ray Kelly, the NYPD commissioner, as well as Geert Wilders, down to Robert Spencer.  Paul Ryan showed up at a "values summit" that was full of extremists, including Frank Gaffney.  So- Islamophobia is not just for the fringe, but has been allowed access to mainstream politics. Islamophobia is what much of Orthodox terrorism studies are based on, including the celebration of the discredited "NYPD radicalization model." We must deal with Islamophobia and those who wish to promote "Clash" thesis as some kind of New World Order. This world order divided by Islamophobia and "hate of others not like us" will be one that promotes constant conflict and crisis. We must work against it and favor a world system that strives to work on respect, mutual understanding and peace.

And - the promotion of Islamophobia and using it to sabotage America's relationships -- are un-American!

The "Muslim rage" was actually small.  We must first come to realize that only a small percentage of "Muslims" protested the "anti-Islam film." Some observers are of the opinion that the Western media needs to be more responsible when covering events in the Middle East -- and that the "Muslim rage" was exaggerated:

What is disheartening is that some of the media coverage of the protests embodies the worst form of sensational journalism. There were headlines and stories that made it seem as though millions of Muslims across the world had taken to the streets, with Muslim countries in riots and businesses closed.



In Indonesia, a nation of over 200 million, several hundred people took part in protests. Just a few months ago, 50,000 Indonesians bought tickets to see a Lady Gaga concert before it was canceled. So, what does this say about Muslims in Indonesia?

In Egypt, a nation of over 80 million, about 2,000 people protested on Friday. Of those protesters, a few hundred were arrested by the police.

In Lebanon, no protests occurred until Monday. Why? Because the pope had been visiting the country, and the leader of Hezbollah, which the U.S. has labeled as a terrorist group, didn't want to do anything to interfere with the pope's historic three-day visit.

A small number of protesters should not define the entire Muslim population of over a billion. The media should know this and report the truth accordingly.

The U.S. media -- and we're not just talking about Newsweek or Joe Scarborough -- need to act in a more responsible way. It appears that our media are more focused on ratings than facts and accuracy. While the media jump on the story and then quickly move on to another story, their impact in defining a people and a culture can be lasting. Let's hope the wave of #MuslimRage responses prompts the media to think twice before they react.


There are now those in acedemics who work with statistics and who are now assessing just how many took part in "Muslim rage" riots. The numbers are small - by the exaggerating of the size and scope of the protests shows how irresponsible the Western mass media can be, and future reports are forthcoming.  Given that these riots were - indeed - small, Islam had nothing to do with these small riots and Muslims are not collectively to blame for violence!

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The need now to calculate Islamophobia into foreign and security policies. In terms of security, there should be NO reaction of Western agencies to "Muslim rage," since the riots and protests were actually very small. But - we will see some call by Western security agencies (there might have already) to "look out for lone wolf jihadists upset over this video." What a load of poppycock!

In terms of security, it is the promotion of Islamophobia by various actors that needs to be calculated into the foreign and security policies nations and international actors. It should be clear to the world that Islamophobia is now a global problem, and has been for some time.  We must realize that those that promote Islamophobia and create Islamophobic media do so with the hope of sabotaging relationships between especially the US and the "Muslim world."  This film and its publication in Egypt may have served the purpose of dividing Egypt and the Middle East world from a growing relationship with the US and the Western world. The other purpose of giving this film publicity was to destabilize young and vulnerable Arab democracies.

So - the need here is to immunize the growing relationships between young Middle East countries and Western nations, the US and the European Union.

Islamophobia used as a dividing tool by radical right-wing political leaders, media pundits and fringe groups alike will have to be calculated into foreign and security policies of states and international organizations. Governments and political leaders should adapt the mentality of building positive relationships with the Arab and Muslim countries that are based on respect and mutual understanding - and this can only be done through a long-term relationship with Arab and Muslim countries based on respect and mutual understanding.  Western nations, the US and European Union, should continue to work with and support young Arab democracies and work to immunize the relationships against those who wish to use Islamophobia to sabotage relationships, just as al-Qaeda elements work to sabotage relationships.

We should also work to make Islamophobia in the media just as taboo in Western society as anti-semitism and racism.  This is happening, but slowly, and those who promote Islamophobia are well funded and sometimes well connected (Geert Wilders and Frank Gaffney). Governments should take courage to form public and private partnerships to combat Islamophobia -- and private groups should be made ready for action in the form of letter writing and boycotts of those who are are involved in the promotion of Islamophobic speech.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arabic Music on a Spanish Airbus




Arabic music on a Spanish Airbus airliner - another case of Islamophobic insanity in Dutch security. Well a couple of days ago, the crew of a Spanish Airbus bound for Amsterdam were slow to respond to the control tower. When the crew did respond - there was the frightening sound of Arabic music in the background. Well - the goofy Dutch sent up F16 fighter jets to escort the Spanish Airbus to the ground.

The past Islamophobic insanity of Dutch intelligence and security apparatus. As I have demonstrated here on this blog [ see below ] Dutch intelligence and security(AIVD and NCTb) in the area of "counter-terrorism" is actually about the maintenance of the myth of "jihad in the Netherlands, with much of this myth built on the murder of Theo van Gogh.  The other task of the Dutch apparatchiks is to help facilitate social control of Muslims and Left-leaning groups that especially support asylum seekers.  After all, de kogel kwam bij de linkerkant (the bullet came form the left), as the political Left is responsible for the murder of "Pim," just as  Moroccan-Muslim community is responsible for the murder of "Theo."

But - another major use of the Dutch apparatchiks, the Dutch Ghostbusters, is to keep the Dutch people scared - so they learn to forget their great national traditions of religious tolerance and peaceful, pillarized pluralism. According to the new and deviant national myths being forced upon the Dutch people - tolerance is culpable for the murders of these "Dutch heroes."

Last May we had the out pouring of sympathy from the Dutch people (those that still understand what being Dutch is really about) for the plight of Somali and other asylum seekers across the Netherlands. This out pouring of sympathy was quickly followed by a story that a BBC journalist in Somalia had met with an al-Shabaab fighter and this fighter told the BBC that "there were terror cells in Western countries, including the Netherlands." This latest episode of Arabic music on a Spanish Airbus airliner causing a "security crisis" can be viewed as yet another on of these false flags- perhaps intended to promote fear and prop up Islamophobia in the Netherlands.

We can see where the Dutch get their fantasies of "jihadist terrorism" - and the whole of the Dutch intelligence and security apparatchik engages in this perverted form of Islamophobia. Discourse analysis is a useful means and method of examining the Islamophobic insanity behind Dutch intelligence and security. Despite the lack of evidence of  "jihad networks" and "international al-Qeada terrorist networks" - those that want to frighten and engage in spread Islamophobia in Dutch society continue to put up these false flags "terrorist threats in the Netherlands" - but with no real proof that there is a real terrorist threat.

Among other very important Islamophobic things - it is highly suspected that the Dutch security apparatchiks use the biased and discredited NYPD "radicalization model."  We can certainly suspect that there is a "Mohammed Bouyeri" profile used to sift the Moroccan community for intelligent, and faithful Muslim boys that do well in school - never mind that such young men can contribute to Dutch society.

The maintenance of fear in the Dutch people is also purpose of the activities of Dutch security apparatchiks. Pim Fortuyn was an expert at keeping the Dutch people scared. It was his stock and trade to scare the Dutch people away from the pride of their national identity.

Again - there is a high prospect that the murder of Theo van Gogh was just a murder by a street gang member - not an actually terrorist attack by "an al-Qeada network." We see from this latest episode the kind of mileage that turning the murder of "Theo" into a "terrorist attack in Amsterdam" gets...more of the same fear creation ...

Remember this: There is NO evidence that there is an organized and wide spread effort for "jihad in the Netherlands" except in the minds of Dutch security apparatchiks - the Ghostbusters of the Netherlands.

We can also expect more of this type of phony Islamophobic "jihad in the Netherlands" threat as the September 12 elections loom -m it is an effort to keep fear in the minds of the Dutch people and prop up Islamophobic discourses.



Arabische muziek op een Spaanse Airbus - Het bewijs dat Nederlandse veiligheid volkomen krankzinnig is!

De Nederlandse Ghostbusters buste Arabisch "moslim" muziek op een Spaanse Airbus! Ja - misschien is het een jihad spook!- ja - de Nederlandse veiligheid zijn krankzinnig islamofoben! Wel een paar dagen geleden, de bemanning van een Spaanse Airbus op weg naar Amsterdam waren traag om te reageren op de verkeerstoren. Toen de bemanning reageerde - was er het angstaanjagende geluid van Arabische muziek op de achtergrond. Nou - de goofy Nederlandse stuurde F16 straaljagers aan de Spaanse Airbus begeleiden naar de grond.

De afgelopen islamofobe waanzin van Nederlandse inlichtingen-en veiligheidsapparaat. Zoals ik hier laten zien op deze blog [zie hieronder] Nederlandse inlichtingen-en veiligheidsdiensten (AIVD en NCTb) op het gebied van "terrorismebestrijding" is eigenlijk over het onderhoud van de mythe van de "jihad in Nederland," en met deze mythe gebouwd op de moord op Theo van Gogh. De andere taak van de Nederlandse apparatsjiks is om sociale controle van moslims en linkse groepen  te ondersteunen asielzoekers te vergemakkelijken. Immers, "de kogel kwam bij de linkerkant," als de politieke linkse is verantwoordelijk voor de moord op "Pim", en de Marokkaanse moslimgemeenschap is verantwoordelijk voor de moord op "Theo."

Maar - een andere belangrijke toepassing van de Nederlandse apparatsjiks, de Nederlandse Ghostbusters, is om het Nederlandse volk bang houden- zodat ze leren om hun grote nationale tradities van religieuze tolerantie en vreedzaam, verzuilde pluralisme vergeten. Volgens de nieuwe en afwijkende nationale mythen wordt opgedrongen het Nederlandse volk - tolerantie is schuldig aan de moord op deze 'Nederlandse helden. "

Afgelopen mei hadden we de uitstorting van sympathie van het Nederlandse volk (die nog te begrijpen wat het betekent om Nederlands echt om gaat) voor de benarde situatie van Somalische en andere asielzoekers in heel Nederland. Deze uitstorting van sympathie werd snel gevolgd door een verhaal dat een BBC-journalist in Somalië had ontmoet met een al-Shabaab vechter en deze vechter vertelde de BBC dat "er terreurcellen in de westerse landen, waaronder Nederland." Deze laatste aflevering van Arabische muziek op een Spaans Airbus vliegtuig veroorzaken van een "security crisis" kan worden gezien als weer een andere een van deze valse vlaggen, misschien bedoeld om angst te bevorderen en tot steun islamofobie in Nederland.

We kunnen zien waar de Nederlanders krijgen hun fantasieën over "jihadistisch terrorisme" - en het geheel van de Nederlandse inlichtingen-en veiligheidsdiensten apparatsjik houdt zich bezig met deze perverse vorm van islamofobie. Discoursanalyse is een nuttig middel en de methode van onderzoek van de islamofobe waanzin achter Nederlandse inlichtingen-en veiligheidsdiensten. Ondanks het gebrek aan bewijs van 'jihad-netwerken "en" internationale al-Qeada terroristische netwerken "- degenen die willen bang maken en in verspreiding islamofobie nemen aan de Nederlandse samenleving verder op te zetten deze valse vlaggen" terroristische dreigingen in Nederland "- maar met geen echt bewijs dat er sprake is van een terroristische dreiging.

Onder andere zeer belangrijke islamofobe dingen - is het sterk vermoeden dat de Nederlandse veiligheid apparatsjiks de bevooroordeelde en in diskrediet NYPD gebruikt "radicalisering model." We kunnen zeker vermoeden dat er sprake is van een "Mohammed Bouyeri" profiel wordt gebruikt om de Marokkaanse gemeenschap te ziften voor intelligente en trouwe moslim jongens die het goed doen op school - never mind dat zulke jonge mannen kan bijdragen aan de Nederlandse samenleving.

Het onderhoud van angst in de Nederlandse bevolking is ook het doel van de activiteiten van het Nederlandse veiligheidsbeleid apparatsjiks. Pim Fortuyn was een expert op het houden van het Nederlandse volk bang. Het was zijn voorraad en de handel aan het Nederlandse volk weg te jagen van de trots van hun nationale identiteit.

Alweer - is er een grote kans dat de moord op Theo van Gogh was gewoon een moord door een straat bendelid - ". Een al-Qeada netwerk" geen daadwerkelijk terroristische aanslag door We zien uit deze laatste aflevering van het soort kilometers dat het draaien van de moord op "Theo" in een "terroristische aanslag in Amsterdam" krijgt ... meer van hetzelfde angst creatie ...

Onthoud dit: Er is geen bewijs dat er sprake is van een georganiseerde en breed verspreid inspanning voor "jihad in Nederland", behalve in de hoofden van de Nederlandse veiligheid apparatsjiks - de Ghostbusters van Nederland.

We kunnen ook meer verwachten van dit soort nep-islamofobe 'jihad in Nederland' dreiging als van 12 september verkiezingen loom-m is het een poging om angst te houden in de hoofden van de Nederlandse bevolking en het faillissement van islamofobe discours.



See also/zie ook

Nationaal Coördinator Tahmilahbestrijding en Veiligheid

Faulty and biased terrorism studies field behind NYPD’s radicalization modelDefecte en bevooroordeeld terrorisme studies veld achter NYPD radicalisering model

Terror cells in the Netherlands? BULLCRAP! AIVD show us the evidence!Terror-cellen in Nederland? AIVD waar is het bewijs!

De politie machtsmisbruik in New York met CIAGhostbusting in Nederland

Nederlandse en Amerikaanse gebruik van de islamitische “Radicalisering”Questioning Dutch and American uses of Muslim “Radicalization”

Books / Boeken

John Mueller - Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

Michael Barkun - Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11

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.