Saturday, March 12, 2005

Just a reminder

The Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad has the good grace to remind us that Ayaan Hirsi-Ali is living under a constant death-threat.
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For apostasy, for criticism of Islam in general, and making a movie about abuse of women under Islam in particular. A movie made by Theo van Gogh, who was brutally murdered by a Dutch-born Muslim extremist.
No one in Holland has as many determined enemies as does Ayaan Hirsi Ali [But some, like Geert Wilders do come pretty close - ed]. Radical Muslims are planning to assassinate her.
The article is a personal interview with this courageous woman, and it should make the Netherlands realize how lucky we are that her 'escape' from Somalia led her here.
After November 2 [The day Theo van Gogh was murdered - ed] my naivete disappeared. First you think: 'Oh well, these people were born and raised in Holland, they won't do these things. They think it's tough to talk radical, but these kids have never seen real blood'. Now it turns out to be a lot more complex. Young men are being indoctrinated and see one decapitation after another on the Internet. Obviously this has an effect.
I did live for years with the fear that something might happen to me. But it was a vague fear. After the attack on Theo that fear is no longer vague. You know what death looks like, and you know there are people who will actually dare. I can't pretend people are essentially good anymore. I used to be comforted by the thought that Muslim extremism would blow over. I don't think that any longer.
Like I said. Holland should be grateful indeed fate brought Hirsi-Ali here. She's a thorn in the side of Militant Islam, and she hurts. What drives her I can't begin to guess, but I'm glad she's here. And there's hope for the Dutch people yet while they continue to agree with her and support her.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Dhimmitude - for real

Something struck me today. I was walking across a market in West Amsterdam, and I was hit in the face by the realization that the average Amsterdammer is already resigned to living under Muslim domination.

A little background info. I work for a large IT company, and am presently outsourced to a government agency located in a neighbourhood in old-Western part of Amsterdam. This part of town has arguably the largest percentage of Turks and Moroccans of all Amsterdam. And that means as much as 70% or more. Walking across that market gives you the very real and distinct feeling you are abroad, visiting a souk in Istanbul or Casablanca. Except the weather's too cold right now.
But the language, the way people dress, the market stalls and their wares, it is all fitting. Just about all women are veiled, certainly all non-Dutch women are, many are dressed in an Afghan style-like Burkha. Most men too are dressed in traditional Muslim garb.

A little more background info. The Dutch are probably the meekest, weakest people on earth. Worse even than the French. The French at least will fight if they need to and think they can win. The Dutch won't fight even then. The fiercest form of Dutch resistance to occupation (as in WW2) is distributing newspapers that didn't carry the official seal of approval of the Germans. There wasn't anything exciting, let alone illegal in them, they were just, well, not officially approved.

The Dutch still talk about their WW2 'resistance' with a capital "R".

And for every person that took part in the 'resistance', there were two betraying him to the Germans.

The Dutch are about as spineless as they come. I should know, I am one (albeit an a-typical one).

So. In this part of town, the native Dutch are for all intents and purposes
dhimmi's already.Their attitude (eyes cast down, don't look a Muslim in the face, you don't know what he might do), their behaviour (get out of the way when a Muslim approaches, or be overly friendly).

Fear rules these people. And both parties know it. Young Arabs and Turks flaunt their domination. And the Dutch remain silent.

It will be no great change when Muslim are the official majority,and (starting at the municipal level) decide what's good for Holland's capital.
I don't see how it will take another 35 years for all of the Netherlands to change to where most of Amsterdam is today. It will be much quicker than that.
I also don't see antything that could change the course of events. I don't plan to be here by the time things are unbearable, but then, many native Dutch feel the same way, and their exodus will only speed up the Islamic conquest.

So what do we do to stop it? Nothing. The Dutch do nothing. It's too confrontational. Too real. Can't somebody please help us? The Bushitler perhaps? The AmeriKKKans? We hate them for it, but they saved us at least twice before...

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Jews use hot pokers to gouge Palestinians' eyes

Or so Syria says.
Syria has published an updated version of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," an anti-Semitic story that claims Jews run the world by proxy, adding to it Islamic extremist ideology and dedicating the work to Palestinian suicide bombers, WorldNetDaily has learned.
You know the type of mind it takes to come up with incomprehensible stuff like this? That's right: An Arab's. Because THEY actually think of things like this, and act upon them as well.
Another section talks about "the crimes of the Jews in Palestine. From our brothers [the Palestinians], I heard that the Jews perform the most barbaric acts on whomever they catch. ... Their stomachs had been opened and their kidneys, liver or heart had been removed and then they were sewed up again. Their eyes were burned out with red-hot iron pokers."
Now think of Iraq and all the beheadings going on, massgraves being found filled with headless corpses, including those of women and children. Think of the 'Palestinians' and their 'brothers' in Iraq. These people walk around with nothing inside their heads except insanities like these:
The bodies included 10 men, three women and two children. Their identities, like the others found in western Iraq, were not known, but insurgents may have viewed them or their relatives as collaborators.
Decapitating children.

It's time (way late, actually) to realize that the world will (hopefully) never know a more diseased, more degenerate episode in history than this. All due to the likes of Al-Zarqawi, and every Arab who wants to be like him.

But let's make peace with them and give them another state. Number 23 to be exact.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Image of Syria

Cox & Forkum. Who else?
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Also read their comments on the pro-Syrian demonstration.

PLO like IRA?

At NationalReview, Emanuele Ottolenghi has a good piece on the prerequisites for peace between Israel and the Arabs. And although the comparison between the IRA and the PLO fails in some significant ways, she has a very valid point here:
What the United Kingdom demanded of the IRA before the IRA could join the Northern Ireland peace process is also what should be asked of Palestinians. Decommissioning of IRA weapons was and still remains central to the successful completion of the Good Friday Agreement. Failure to decommission is the principal cause for lack of progress in the process. The lingering doubts about the IRA’s genuine intentions that stem from its refusal to fully comply are the justifiable logic for suspension.

Why should Palestine be different? Why should Israel make concessions and take risks for peace when terrorists are not being disarmed and their deadly potential is not being neutralized once and for all?
What is even more significant than the Arabs not disarming the terrorists among them is the fact that they were not asked to do so by anyone at the negotiating table. NOT EVEN BY ISRAEL.

It must be to far-flung an idea.

So much for a 'Lebanese spring'

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out in Lebanon in protests against the Syrian occupation of that country, an occupation going on for about 20 years now (against multiple UN resolutions, I might add).

Double that number showed up yesterday to SUPPORT the Syrian presence (while at the same time protesting against any foreign interference...).
Nearly 200,000 pro-Syrian protesters waved flags, chanted and whistled in a central Beirut square Tuesday, answering a nationwide call by the militant Shiite Muslim Hezbollah group for a demonstration to counter weeks of massive rallies demanding Syrian forces leave Lebanon.
I can understand Hezbollah being unhappy the Syrians plan to leave. But I cannot imagine half a million people being forced to attend these demonstrations. They really WANT Syria there.
Organised by Hezbollah, a powerful political and military organisation of Shia Muslims, the demonstration dwarfed previous opposition protests urging Syrian troops to leave.
Which is not a surprise. It took months if not years for Iraqi's to admit they don't want Saddam Hussein back, and that life wasn't such a party after all while he was boss. I don't think the Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Saudi's, Lebanese, Yemeni's and all the other Arabs living under the yoke will do any better at admitting they live as slaves, and that it took an American infidel to liberate their Iraqi and Afghan brothers.

Monday, March 07, 2005

The PLO Covenant

I referred earlier to the PLO Covenant, made up in 1968. I thought it would be a good idea to go into it a little deeper, as it is so very relevant to the attitude of the 'Palestinians' of today towards Israel.

Articles that I have no comment on (usually because they are no more than hot air) have been omitted from this post.

Articles of the Charter:

Article 1. Palestine, the homeland of the Palestinian Arab people, is an inseparable part of the greater Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people are a part of the Arab Nation.
[Ed: Remember this part later. Palestine is the homeland of the Palestinian Arab people. ]
Article 2. Palestine, within the frontiers that existed under the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit.
[Ed: Ambitious too. Not only does all of Israel belong to the 'Palestinians', they are entitled to present-day Jordan as well. ]
Article 5. Palestinians are Arab citizens who were normally resident in Palestine until 1947. This includes both those who were forced to leave or who stayed in Palestine. Anyone born to a Palestinian father after that date, whether inside or outside Palestine, is a Palestinian.
[Ed: Jews cannot be 'Palestinians' then. No matter if they were born there. And never mind anyone who has only a 'Palestinian' mother... ]
Article 6. Jews who were normally resident in Palestine up to the beginning of the Zionist invasion are Palestinians.
[Ed: Jews are designated 'Palestinians' here. It contradicts the previous article. It also leaves the matter of when the 'Zionist invasion' began. It could be 1250 B.C... ]
Article 7. Palestinian identity, and material, spiritual and historical links with Palestine are immutable realities. It is a national obligation to provide every Palestinian with a revolutionary Arab upbringing, and to instill in him a profound spiritual and material familiarity with his homeland and a readiness for armed struggle and for the sacrifice of his material possessions and his life, for the recovery of his homeland. All available educational means and means of guidance must be enlisted to that end, until the liberation is achieved.
[Ed: They took this article particularly serious. The world has not seen such incitement and hate-education since the Hitler jugend was disbanded. ]
Article 9. Armed struggle is the only way of liberating Palestine, and is thus strategic, not tactical. The Palestinian Arab people hereby affirm their unwavering determination to carry on the armed struggle and to press towards popular revolution for the liberation of and return to their homeland. They also affirm their right to a normal life in their homeland, to the exercise of their right of self-determination therein and to sovereignty over it.
[Ed: 'Armed struggle'. 'Liberating Palestine'. There is no other way for the 'Palestinians' to deal with Israel's existence. ]
Article 10. Commando action constitutes the nucleus of the Palestinian popular war of liberation. This requires that commando action must be escalated, expanded and protected and that all the resources of the Palestinian masses and all scientific potentials available to them be should be mobilized and organized to play their part in the armed Palestinian revolution. It also requires solidarity in national struggle among the different groups within the Palestinian people and between that people and the Arab masses, to ensure the continuity of the escalation and victory of the revolution.
[Ed: I was a 'commando' once. I trained with 'commando's' of various nationalities. I was never trained to target women and children. I never instructed children and people with diminished mental capacities in the use of explosive belts. But to the 'Palestinians', this is the 'nucleus of the Palestinian popular war of liberation'.
Article 11. Palestinians shall have three slogans: national unity, national mobilization and liberation.
[Ed: Make that four slogans: "Yahood, Yahood, Yahood". ]
Article 14. The destiny of the Arab nation, indeed the continued existence of the Arabs, depends on the fate of the Palestinian cause. This interrelationship is the point of departure of the Arab endeavor to liberate Palestine. The Palestinian people are the vanguard of the movement to achieve this sacred national objective.
[Ed: I kept this one because it's a prime example of hot air. A cheap attempt to link the rest of the Arab world to this problem. ]
Article 16. On the spiritual plane, the liberation of Palestine will establish in the Holy Land an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity in which all religious institutions will be safeguarded and freedom of worship and the right of visit guaranteed to all without discrimination or distinction of race, colour, language or creed. For this reason, the people of Palestine look to all spiritual forces in the world for support.
[Ed: At least they remembered to include some humor in their Covenant, albeit very sarcastic. 'peace and tranquillity' Yeah right. ]
Article 19. The Partition of Palestine, which took place in 1947, and the establishment of Israel, are fundamentally invalid, however long they last, for they contravene the will of the people of Palestine and their natural right to their homeland and contradict the principles of the United Nations Charter, foremost among which is the right of self-determination.
[Ed: The partition of 1947. Which was when the remainder of the original Mandate was divided into Israel and what was to be another Arab nation. In other words: Israel has no right to exist. ]
Article 20. The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate Instrument, and all their consequences, are hereby declared null and void. The claim of historical or spiritual links between the Jews and Palestine is neither in conformity with historical fact nor does it satisfy the requirements for statehood. Judaism is a revealed religion; it is not a separate nationality, nor are the Jews a single people with a separate identity; they are citizens of their respective countries.
[Ed: Talk about presumption. Declaring null and void. Designating Judaism any way they want. ]
Article 21. The Palestinian Arab people, expressing themselves through the Palestinian armed revolution, reject all alternatives to the total liberation of Palestine. They also reject all proposals for the liquidation or internationalization of the Palestine problem.
[Ed: more repetitions, but important: There is NO alternative to 'the total liberation of Palestine'. ]
Article 22. Zionism is a political movement that is organically linked with world imperialism and is opposed to all liberation movements or movements for progress in the world. The Zionist movement is essentially fanatical and racialist; it objectives involves aggression, expansion and the establishment of colonial settlements, and its methods are those of the Fascists and the Nazis. Israel acts as cat's paw for the Zionist movement, a geographic and manpower base for world imperialism and a springboard for its thrust into the Arab homeland to frustrate the aspirations of the Arab nation to liberation, unity and progress. Israel is a constant threat to peace in the Middle East and the whole world. Inasmuch as the liberation of Palestine will eliminate the Zionist and imperialist presence in that country and bring peace to the Middle East, the Palestinian people look for support to all liberals and to all forces of good, peace and progress in the world, and call on them, whatever their political convictions, for all possible aid and support in their just and legitimate struggle to liberate their homeland.
[Ed: It is not enough that this Charter aims for a homeland at the expense of another. It needs to villify and demonize another group of people to reach complete fulfilment. And of course here it becomes clear that way back in '68, the Arabs had the Nazi card down pat. Never mind that it was the Arabs/Muslims who collaborated with the Nazi's on a grand scale.]
Article 23. The demands of peace and security and the exigencies of right and justice require that all nations should regard Zionism as an illegal movement and outlaw it and its activities, out of consideration for the ties of friendship between peoples and for the loyalty of its citizens to their homelands.
[Ed: An element of blackmail: If other countries do not agree with us where Zionism (= the Jews) is concerned, then our peace and security is threatened. In that case, bring on bombings, shootings and hostage-takings. ]
Article 24. The Palestinian Arab people believe in Justice, freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, human dignity and the right of peoples to enjoy them.
[Ed: How can you believe in something you have never, EVER known? Seriously? And why doesn't it specifically say ALL peoples? ]

There is no dispute that this charter was written 37 years ago. Its age causes many people to dismiss its language, and even its content because it so old (yes, most people have trouble remembering why President Bush deposed Saddam Hussein, so 37 years ago is when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth).

But the content of this charter has been the subject of many negotiations between Israeli's and Arabs. The Arabs have stated more than once that they acknowledge Israel's right to exist, and have promised to change the charter so it will call for Israel's destruction no longer.

It would have been the easiest, cheapest concession they ever had to make. And they didn't do it. Not even this piece of paper they would change in order to gain some trust with Israel. They never wanted to. They were never pressured to. They never felt the need to.

And nothing about their attitude, desires and intentions has changed, in 37 years.

I'll make a bet

I'm willing to wager anyone that terrorism against Israel will not stop. Its intensity may decrease (and this may be enough to make the US and Europe pretend to feel justified in pressuring Israel to make concession after concession), but even that will be temporary.
As far as I can tell, not a day has gone by the last week without some sort of terrorist attack. The latest:Two border policemen wounded in Hebron attack
Two border policemen were wounded, one seriously, in a shooting attack Monday morning in Hebron.
But Arutz 7 has a more accurate report: Terrorists Strike at the Cave of the Patriarchs
Four people were injured, one seriously, in a shooting attack this morning by Arab terrorists at Hevron's Machpela Cave.
Peace feels nice, doesn't it? Has anyone read the PLO manifest (Articles 2, and then 19 and onwards) lately? Find any recent changes?

Thought as much.

How not to approach a US Army checkpoint

Another Italian female gets herself kidnapped in Iraq. Whining and screaming (why were you there in the first place?), they get themselves released after millions in ransom are payed. Speeding home to the safety of the US Army, they forget that the preferred weapon of choice for Muslim Psychopaths is the carbomb. The grunts are naturally a bit cautious of vehicles racing towards them. Tip: Next time you approach an Army checkpoint, give the soldiers manning it some time to identify you.

See Cox&Forkums impression below.
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Charles Johnson has a good round-up of the articles concerning this affair, plus appropriate comments where warranted: Here, here and here.
Here's the BBC's take on things.