First They Came…

Our English correspondent Seneca III returns with a meditation on what has happened to Britain, and what the near future is likely to hold.

hizbullahdemoFirst They Came…
by Seneca III

“First they came for the free housing, the free health care, for freedom from oppression, for the right to speak freely and most of all for the free money, and we welcomed them and helped them because freedom, democracy, multiculturalism and charity are good.

“Then they came for our books and burned them in our streets, and we helped them by doing nothing because they told us their books good, our books bad.

“Then they came for the girl children and we helped them by ignoring it as long as we could because it was a cultural thing and we didn’t want to appear to be anti their culture, and it was only the worthless children of the white underclass who were being taken, not ours.

“Then they came for the Racists, and we helped them by designating Islam a Race because white racism is bad and no other form exists.

“Then they came for the Islamophobes, and we helped them by calling Islam a religion because hatred of non-Judeo Christian religions is bad and, anyway, a phobia is an irrational fear and as we are sublimely rational and fully understand such things. Islamophobia is obviously evil and dangerous and must be eradicated.

“Then they came for the protestors, and we let them and helped them because freedom of speech, Euro-Culturalism, gender equality, Racism and Islamophobia are all bad things from our past and must be done away with so that there will be peace and harmony and nice times for all in one big, happy family.

“But we were wrong, how wrong we were! Now they have come for us because Islam is in reality a nihilistic, primitive, misogynous, totalitarian political system that tolerates neither deviation nor dissent, and we are just not nihilistic, primitive, misogynous and totalitarian enough for their requirements. Where, oh where is the justice we ask?


Source: Gates of Vienna

Danish editor on Swedish media

After the assassination attempt on Lars Hedegaard, the president of the Danish Freedom of the Press Society and editor of the Danish version of Dispatch International, epithets rained in Swedish media. Unlike Denmark, where he was correctly called a “critic of Islam”, in Sweden he was “anti-Islam”, “anti-Muslim”, etc. To Michael Coren he says, among other things, how the Swedish media handled the matter.

Mark Steyn: Obama is crushing the media just like the Soviet Union did [AUDIO]

On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Thursday, National Review columnist  argued that the media — despite recently taking umbrage at President Barack Obama’s lack of transparency on the golf course — are lapdogs not unlike the journalists coerced by the Soviet Union.

“There are lots of things to get upset with the guy over,” Steyn said. “The issue here is the gulf between what the president preaches and how he lives. … One Christmas vacation costs more than flying the royal family around the world for a whole year. … He doesn’t live like [the] 1 percent, he lives like the 0.00000001 percent.  He costs more money than every European royal family put together. There’s a disconnect here.”

Steyn said the media are exacerbating that disconnect.

“Essentially, Obama has achieved the same relationship with the press and the media and public information that the Soviet Communist Party had to jam radio transmissions and smash printing presses to achieve. Essentially these guys are volunteering to do for him what they had to be coerced into doing most self-respecting countries, and I think that’s the real issue here.”

Source: The Daily Caller

Juan Williams: Liberal media will ‘shut you down, stab you, kill you, fire you’ if you disagree

Fox News political analyst and “Special Report” panelist  [Democrat] said in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas that mainstream media outlets “stab” and “kill” dissenting voices.

Williams was fired from National Public Radio in 2010 after saying he sometimes gets “nervous” when seated on an airplane with Muslims, while making a broader point about the importance of religious tolerance.

“I always thought it was the Archie Bunkers of the world, the right-wingers of world, who were more resistant and more closed-minded about hearing the other side,” he said. “In fact, what I have learned is, in a very painful way — and I can open this shirt and show you the scars and the knife wounds — is that it is big media institutions who are identifiably more liberal to left-leaning who will shut you down, stab you and kill you, fire you, if they perceive that you are not telling the story in the way that they want it told.”

Source: The Daily Caller

Aide to Egypt’s Morsi: “The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented”

And Morsi repeats Qur’anic curses of Jews. The main obstacle to these Islamic supremacists declaring jihad against Israel is that they would lose American aid; once Obama works around that, the jihad will begin.

“Aide to Egyptian President Morsi claims Holocaust a US hoax,” by Paul Alster for, January 29:

HAIFA, Israel – A key figure in Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s government called the Holocaust a hoax cooked up by U.S. intelligence operatives and claimed the 6 million Jews who were killed by Nazis simply moved to the U.S.
The outrageous claims, by Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a senior figure close to President Morsi who is now responsible for appointing the editors of all state-run Egyptian newspapers, came as the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, and also as the U.S. continues to assess its relationship with the increasingly radical Arab state.

“The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented,” Shihab-Eddim said, leaving no room for doubt that the Egyptian government — like Iran’s — has at the very least significant elements that deny one of history’s best documented genocides.

“U.S. intelligence agencies in cooperation with their counterparts in allied nations during World War II created it [the Holocaust] to destroy the image of their opponents in Germany, and to justify war and massive destruction against military and civilian facilities of the Axis powers, and especially to hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the atomic bomb,” Shihab-Eddim said….

Robert Spencer: Algerian Jihadists Wanted to ‘Teach the Americans What Islam Is’

Sharia-compliant hostage-taking, lesson #1: let the Muslims go, keep the Christians and infidels.

The hostage-takers in Algeria said they wanted to teach Americans what Islam is. It would be foolish, and ultimately fatal, not to consider exactly what message they wanted us to get about Islam.

The core of the message may be found in a statement attributed in Islamic tradition to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam:

I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah. (Bukhari 1.2.24)

Muhammad must fight against people until they confess that Allah is the only god and Muhammad is his messenger, and if they do, their lives and property are safe from him – in other words, if one does not confess that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is prophet, one’s life and property are not safe from the Muslims. In taking hostages in the first place, moreover, the jihadis were on firm Islamic ground: kidnapping infidels and later deciding to kill them is fully sanctioned in Islamic law. “As for the captives,” says the Islamic jurist al-Mawardi’s Laws of Islamic Governance,

the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them.

Al-Mawardi then quotes the Koran: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads.” (47:4)

What are Infidels to make of all this and much more in the Koran and Islamic tradition, theology, and law enjoining violence against non-Muslims? That Muslims exist who may not believe or act upon these teachings is fine, but it does not cancel or mitigate the fact that Muslims obviously exist who do believe and act upon these teachings. It is astounding that eleven years after 9/11, I would have to point out yet again that the Muslims who disclaim any allegiance to this bloody and brutal Islam are doing nothing to stop its spread among Muslims worldwide – and that non-Muslim authorities maintain a state of blissful denial. As long as this continues, there will be many more jihad attacks like this one in Algeria.

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