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Contrary to popular belief I am not responsible for the actions of others, particularly those across the Atlantic. Apparently a new coalition has formed to fight the Islamisation of Europe.
SEVERAL European far-right parties announced a new organisation aimed at fighting the “Islamisation” of Europe.
The group dubbed “Cities against Islamisation” was presented to the media in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp by Filip Dewinter, head of the far-right Belgian party Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) along with Austrian FPOE leader Heinz-Christian Strace and Robert Spieler of the regionalist Alsace First group.
Parties from Britain (the British National Party), Denmark, Germany and Italy were also represented at the launch of the group which has a road-sign-style crossed-out mosque as its logo.
Thirty members of the new organisation then set off on a walk around areas of Antwerp with a high immigrant population. (more here)
LGF reports on this and adds this;
Nice company that Gates of Vienna, the Center for Vigilant Freedom, Brussels Journal, Fjordman, and Atlas Shrugged are running with. Will they distance themselves from the Vlaams Belang now, or are they OK with the British National Party too?
If I had to predict, I’d bet they’ll be OK with the BNP. It’s easier after the first step.
I have not and never had supported or backed the BNP. To tie me to them because of a this latest attempt to fight the tsunami of islamisation in Europe of is dishonest and fallacious. Back in October I attended a Counter Jihad conference at the EU with Andrew Bostom, Robert Spencer, Bat Yeor, Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Dr. Arieh Eldad (running for Prime Minister of Israel on the Hatikvah ticket), Nidra Poller, Paul Belien, David Littman, "Friends of Orianna Fallaci (Armando Manocchio of the Italian organization Una Via per Oriana (”A Way For Oriana”) presented an award to Bat Ye’or in honor of Oriana Fallaci), and other leading figures in the battle for the West. Filip De Winter of Vlaams Belang and the Swedish Democrats were also among the 80 or so attendees. The conference was important and necessary but that all seems to be lost on this obsession with discrediting everyone and everything at that conference because Vlaams Belang and the Swedish Democrats also attended.
I do not support the BNP . The BNP was not at the Counter Jihad Conference. I think it was incredibly stupid of Vlaams Belang to include the British Nazi Party. They are not nationalists, they are Nazis. I don't speak for these people. This is ridiculous. End of story.
NUTS. All of it
UPDATE: Listen up! I am told the BNP is not apart of this coalition. Brussels Journal has this;
Yesterday politicians from several Europeans countries convened in Antwerp, the stronghold of the Flemish secessionist Vlaams Belang party, to establish the international organisation “Cities against Islamization” (CaI). Apart from the Vlaams Belang, the following three parties have joined the organisation: the FPÖ (Susanne Winter’s party, Austria), Alsace d’Abord (a regionalist party from Alsace, France) and Pro Köln (Germany).
Apparently, There are only four parties involved in the Cities against Islamization network:
The Belgian papers (and other European MSM which I saw) do not mention the BNP
at all. there is
only one source for the BNP quote: The Australian. Radio Netherlands does not mention this and reliable sources in Flanders deny it.These people make this up.
I am debating if this post ought to come down. Why should I spread this manure?
UPDATE: It's back up because you asked. I hate to give the malicious lies legs by running it . Proving a negative not good
UPDATE: Fjordman is there ...in Europe, in the thick of it. BNP was not there. he explains at Gates of Vienna here;
Several prominent blogs are at it again with accusations against various European groups. Despite what The Australian newspaper claims, the British National Party did not participate at the meeting to establish “Cities against Islamization.” They also did not participate at the Counter-Jihad Conference in October, because they carry too much baggage with them, including open anti-Semitism.
I understand, however, the deep frustration of native Brits who have to watch as their country disappears right in front of them, and have few real alternatives to turn to. If the BNP gets more support, this is only due to the failure or outright betrayal of the established parties in the UK and throughout the European Union. If the mainstream parties want to restore the public’s faith in them then they have to address their concerns, permanently end Muslim immigration, and take a long break from mass immigration in general.
Since I’m already here, I would like to ask VB’s detractors a question. They have warned against the rise of “Fascists” in Europe, but have never made any attempt to define exactly what “Fascism” is. It’s about time they did that. So what is fascism?
If they answered that, they would notice that people such as Jonah Goldberg argue that Fascism is in many ways a left-wing movement. Daniel Pipes seems to agree, and I have been arguing the same in the past. I have been advocating more free speech in Europe, less government intrusion and more checks and balances on state power, viewpoints as far removed from Fascism as humanly possible.
In contrast, the left-wing comrades of Øyvind Strømmen, the third-rate Norwegian Islam apologist who has for years written disparagingly about Oriana Fallaci, Robert Spencer, Ibn Warraq and other anti-Jihadists and is now enthusiastically linked to by some anti-Jihad blogs, are far closer to the ideals of Fascism and the all-powerful state than I am.
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