I came to Brussels before the barbaric curtain descends altogether and the last memory of man's greatness vanishes in another Dark Ages. The course of of mankind's progress is not a straight automatic line, but a tortuous struggle, with long detours or relapses into the stagnant of the irrational. (Ayn Rand)
I came with my buds Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Jihad and the forthcoming Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism and Robert
Spencer, Director of Jihadwatch and author of several books on Islam. Sitting together made the relentless stream of bad news more tolerable as we scribbled little notes to each other and kicked each
other under the table (on the off moments, of course :)
Some names must remain unreported here, their security too tenuous. But it was an extraordinary group! Much thanks to our gracious hosts Paul Belien of The Brussels Journal, Bart Debie, Filip De Winter, Philip Claeys, Dirk Crols and their colleagues and the blogosphere ambassadors, Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna, and many European bloggers, activists and experts who contributed ideas and contacts.
The middle of the road is like an unstable, radioactive element that can only last so long - and its time is running out. (paraphrasing Ayn Rand )
On October 18 and 19, over 70 organizations and individuals joined together in the European and Flemish Parliaments to create a European network of activists from 14 nations to resist the increasing Islamisation of their countries. Keynote speakers included Bat Ye’or, author of Eurabia and Dhimmitude and Robert Spencer, author of Religion of Peace, Why Christianity is and Islam Isn’t. Additional speakers included David Littman, Dr. Arieh Eldad, member of the Israeli Knesset, Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, Sam Solomon, Director of Fellowship of Faith for Muslims and author of the Charter of Muslim Understanding, Dr. Marc Cogen, Ghent University, Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, and Laurent Artur du Plessis, author of a forthcoming book on shariah finance. Many participants worldwide also attended the first day of presentations online through webex
The most fascinating portion of the morning program was a series of country reports on the status of the Islamization and the creeping sharia in their respective countries.Paul Belien of Belgium, Stefan Herre of Germany, Nidra Poller of France, reports from the UK (the worst), Ted Ekeroth and Reinhard Fomi from Sweden, Lars Hedegaard from Denmark (extraordinary presentation), Jens Anfindsen from Norway, KGS from Finland, Johannes Janasen from Holland, Adriana Bolchini Gaigher of Italy (what passion!), Arnaud Dotezac from Switzerland, Traian Ungureanu of Romania (gave excellent advice how to bite back at the jihad), Austria.
Germany Muslim immigration is unknown, "unverified."The only thing known about the number of Muslims in Germany is that they don't know it. Given the federal survey's lack of interest in the number of immigrant Muslims, analysis of the costs of Muslim immigration is very difficult. The Federal government says between 3.1 and 3.4 million. Mideast expert Hans-Peter Raddatz believe the number north of 6 million. Massive German family reunion programs (from Turkey primarily), frequently directed into the German Welfare system, rapidly established a huge flux
Additional influx of German citizens with Lebanese backgrounds were evacuated from Lebanon. The goverment did not want to be too particular about passport controls (for humanitarian reasons) so how many were tied to affiliated with Hezbollah is impossible to know.
What I found most interesting is European countries consistently underestimated their Muslim numbers, while in America CAIR , MAS et all consistenly overestimated the number of Muslims in America. I am sure that will continue to until the Muslims reach critical mass in America.
The islamization in Germany is not only a question of ideology but increasingly of an intervention of a foreign state -- Turkey in national sovereignity.May of the 2800 mosques built in Germany were built by theDITIB a subsidiary of the Turkish government authority for religion.
The police force in Germany's biggest state, Nordrhein-Westfalen is proceeding to reserve jobs for Muslims, whom they recruit in mosques. The establishment of exclusive Muslim units for "better cooperation between the police and Muslim communities."
When we define as an unreasonable demand that Muslims accept infidel police officers, we are starting to seperate society into Islamic and no-Islamic enclaves.
A problem Stefan thought was only Germany's yet it now more widespread is the tactic of the promoters and and defemders of Islamization to conflate, and deliberately mix up critics of Islam and nazis. Accusations such as racism, fascism or nazism usually are hurled at people who criticize Islam or even question the Islamization of Europe or the Eurabian concept. This is done by politicians, the media. clerics. academia and regular folks as well.
There are somee 100,000 Jews living in Germany, most of them immigrants from the Soviet Union, and they are increasingly harassed, especially in the public schools. It's horrific, appalling and sad. The harassments orginate mainly from Islamic immigrants but not only from them. Unfortunatrly there is still some original anti-semitism and Anti0Americanism dound within the native German population, though most of it is not open aggressive but rather, latent.
Most Germans support the European Union as a garantor of peace in Europe. and perhaps as a way to give up an embarassing nationality trading German for European.There is hardly any knowledge among Germans about its antidemocratic and Eurabian aspects so they tend to consider inofrmation about it as some odd conspiracy theory. To sum it up, there is only very little resistance agaisnt the Islamization in Germany.
"The shadow of the throcratic totalitarianism hovers over Italy and Europe and is in danger of winning the war declared on us."
For western democracies this is the mani problem: If in Islam society, politics culture and religion are all one, how can we live in harmony with a Muslim system that wishes to islamize all aspects of life.
The political plan as already produced in Italy a series of small manifestations of intolerance towards Christians and their symbols (who have not relited by burning mosques ir killing Muslims.)
Muslims are demanding seperate beaches and restricted use of swimming pools and calls to consider Friday the festive day for Muslims (where it is not even in practice in Islamic countries.)
Further demands are being made for 5 pauses for prayer during study and work times which interrupts the rhythms of all other workers and damages the freedom of study and work for the Italian population at large.
Reports of maltreatment of women dominate the newspaper crime reprots. These are the ones that come to the attention of the public, but we know the tragedy of Muslim women segreagted at home and subjected to ill treatment is so very widepsread. Their Calavry begins when they arrive in Italy. They are isolated from the indigenous population are not sent to school, do not learn the language and therefore they cannot communicate with us and cannot ask for assisitance .
Not that they would. Terrified to I am sure.
New and hurried consturction of mosques has become an emergency, they excpect them as an urgetn need and there is not one Italian city that is not affected by thenis problem.They are not simply mosques but Islamic citadels, catering to their needs from birth to death seperating them form the Italinas. The main problem is that these Centers are under the influence of UCLII (unione delle Communita' e Organization Islamiche in Italia) whose Presiddnt and former secretary Robberto Piccado was investiaged for "incitement to to ethni and religious hatred" and "aplogists for terrorism. Charges levelled by two paliamentarians.
She went on to cite crime after crime against the church, women and hate speech.
DEMONSTRABLE PROOFS ON THE PREACHING OF HATRED: ROME: A hidden television camera catches the imam of the Turin mosques, Khohaila, preaching to his folllowers "not to mix with Westerners", to "stay far away from the infidels" and telling them "to hold women in submission." This is just one of many videos.
A courageous inquiry was carried out to discover that in our mosques the niqab, the integral veil, should be imposed byn the Divine authority and symbolizing the penetration of Sharia, the Koranic law, as part of the Islamization of Italy.
The Baron, Bat Yeor
The next speaker , whom I recorded, was Dr. Aryeh Eldad (see below.) Many of us are looking at Knesset member Arieh Eldad as a symbol of hope for the tortured Jewish state.In fact, the Israeli politician is heading a new national movement called Hatikvah, which means, literally, the hope.
Eldad is a world-renowned medical doctor. He was surgeon general of the medical corps and the head of plastic surgery at Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem when the second intifada broke out in 2000. There were about 3,000 casualties in two years, mostly burns, among other injuries, from suicide bombers,"I realized that preventive medicine is the most effective way to practice. Prevention is so much more efficient. In terror, preventive medicine doesn't lie within the hospital walls, but in the field of politics. We can prevent this terrible wave of terror."
And the only way is by preventing the creation of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River the famous two-state solution that is actually a suicidal plan.Every piece of land given away is interpreted as just another stage towards the goal of elimination of the state of Israel, he continued. "We can see that from Gaza. ˜It will turn into Hamastan"
Dr Eldad, Israel's next Prime Minister (well I can hope can't I?)
NEW: Dr. Eldad VIDEO
The most compelling presentation was Patrick Sookhdeo. I am right now reading his book GLOBAL JIHAD, The Future in the Face of Militant Islam. His evaluation of Islam in the UK was depressing. That train has left the station and frankly there is little hope of stopping it. I have an audio interview with Mr Sookdheo which I will post later (don't haver the right connection here.)
We don't do our homework so we do not understand how the enemy operates. Sookhdeo laid out how Islam infiltrated and co-opted British society.
In Islamic theology, you must organize. If there are two Muslims they must get together (and they do) and strategize. That is the genius of Islam.
Organization and Imposition of Sharia
Radicals take over Muslim community and its infrastructure, shape it in their image.
Gain control pf local Muslim areas, turn them into no go areas for non Muslims.
From his book: GLOBAL JIHAD, The Future in the Face of Militant Islam:
"Radical Islam has declared war on the West. It is the manifestation of a theology that is rooted in classical Islam. Traditional Islam which, developing under colonial pressure, saw a break from violence, from the totality of shari's and from politcal activism, is now gradually being subsumed into classical Islam. The challenge for the West is .. to declare war on on the Islamic theology, philosophy, and ideology that motivate and sanction fanaticism, extremism, violence, and terrorism. We live in depressing times, as leaders, both political and military, whether in the Islamic or the non-Islamic world, grapple with issues that seem insoluble."
For this to be done, the Muslim world - its clerics, theologians, political leaders and umam -- must rise up and engage in a radical reformation of Islam.
While liberal societies have long relegated religion to the outer reaches of society, leaving it a primarily private matter, Islam has shot back in the opposite direction. Muslims are presently engaged in instituting Islam and Islamic law into every tenet of society. A DARK AGES AS IT WERE. By using the classical tenets of Islam, they have undertaken a strategy to impose Isla, on Muslim and no Islamic states. The quranic view on war (according to the book) "The initiation of war is for the cause of God."
Pakistani General S.K. Malik in his military textbook:
"'Jehad' the Quranic concept of total strategy, demands the preparation and application of total national power and military instrument is one of its elements. As a component of the total strategy, the military strategy aims at striking terror into the hearts of the enemy from the prepatory stage of war while providing effective safeguards against being terror stricken by the enemy." Source Sookhdeo's GLOBAL JIHAD.
Nidra Poller .
Belien, Littman and .....
And into the evening................
Filip De Winter, Dr. Eldad, running for Prime Minister of Israel on the Hatikvah ticket and David Littman who is very active in several NGOs on human rights issues at the UN commission (check out my interview with him here.)
Law Professor, Arnaud Dotézac Lawyer - Islamic law. What was most interesting in our conversation was his description of structure pf various laws. Wherein in other religious and secular law morality comes first and then the law. Just the opposite was true with Islamic law. Law comes before morality.
The Baron from Gates of Vienna and Lars Hedegaard who made a powerful presentation on behalf of Denmark, a searing indictment on European capitulation. Hedegaard is a historian, author, journalist. I lauded his countrymen for extending the offer of security to Hirsi Ali while putting the Dutch to shame.
UPDATE:I have Eldad video, Spencer video, and an important Sookhdeo interview. Check back later.
UPDATE: Here is the interview I conducted with Patrick Sookhdeo. Riveting. Just wild. Get his book. It will be on Amazon next month. And he will be appearing on my show as well. Click this link to listen:
UPDATE: Robert Spencer was the keynote speaker. Powerful speech. We must EDUCATE ourselves and all Americans to the infiltration and ultimate take over. EDUCATE!
Dr. Andrew Bostom gave the closing speech on Islamic antisemitism and the Islamic Nazi conspiracy. Shocking revelations all tied to the Quran.
It was a tough day. But we did all converge on the bar late into the night. Spencer, Bostom, Brian of London, Steen, Arno, Poller - a bunch of us -- and laughed our asses until the wee hours. Hey - la chaim!
Atlas. Arnaud, the Baron, Spencer, Bostom -- whooop.