Saturday, April 15, 2006

Hamas kriegt Geld aus Moskau

Russland hat sich nun endgültig auf Seiten der Axis of Evil begeben:

Russia Pledges Aid to Hamas-led Palestine

Russia said on Saturday it had promised emergency aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority which warns it faces economic collapse after direct funding was cut off by the United States and the European Union, the Reuters news agency reported.

A foreign ministry statement said the offer came in a phone conversation on Friday between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “Mahmoud Abbas highly appreciated the intention of Russia, confirmed by Lavrov, to grant the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority urgent financial aid in the nearest time,” it said.

Lavrov has previously said that halting aid was a mistake though he has urged Hamas to meet the demands of international mediators.

The United States and the European Union halted direct aid to the Palestinian Authority and Israel has frozen the transfer of tax and customs receipts. They are demanding that Hamas recognize Israel, end violence and accept peace accords.

Abbas this week warned that the Palestinian Authority faced economic collapse unless it received aid soon.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Tanzen verboten!

Dass Religion ein Hobby ist, dass sich nur Leute leisten können, die eine Abneigung gegen jeglichen Spass haben, beweist die Stadt Köln:

Am Gründonnerstag ist ab 18 Uhr jeglicher öffentliche Tanz verboten.

Am Karfreitag sind, bis zum Karsamstag 6 Uhr, keine öffentlichen Veranstaltungen erlaubt.

Hierzu zählen insbesondere

* Märkte, gewerbliche Ausstellungen, Briefmarkentauschbörsen
* sportliche Veranstaltungen einschließlich Pferderennen
* Leistungsshows sowie Zirkusaufführungen, Volksfeste, tänzerische oder artistische Darbietungen in Freizeitanlagen
* alle Unterhaltungsveranstaltungen einschließlich sämtlicher, auch klassischer, Theater- und Musikaufführungen sowie Opern, Operretten, Musicals, Puppenspiele, Ballett und ähnliche; Ausnahmen gelten hier nur für Veranstaltungen religiöser oder weihevoller Art oder sonst ernsten Charakters
* Musik- und Unterhaltungsdarbietungen in Gaststätten und Diskotheken sowie der Betrieb von Spielhallen und Wettannahmestellen

Zwischen 6 und 11 Uhr, also zu den Hauptzeiten der Gottesdienste, sind die Einschränkungen am größten. Dann sind grundsätzlich alle Veranstaltungen verboten.

Anschließend sind einige wenige Veranstaltungen zulässig. Sie müssen religiöser oder weihevoller Art oder sonst ernsten Charakters sein, die dem besonderen Wesen dieses Feiertags entsprechen. So sind auch klassische Musikkonzerte oder ernste Theateraufführungen nur dann erlaubt, wenn sie diese Voraussetzungen erfüllen und gerade an diesem Tag aufgeführt werden sollen.


Nicht unter das gesetzliche Verbot fallen Kunstausstellungen, Kunstführungen, die Museen, Tierschauen, der Zoo und ähnliche Veranstaltungen.

Wahre Worte von Prinz Sultan

Die Saudis sind nicht umsonst gute Verbündete der USA. Im Gegensatz zum Iran, ist man in Saudi-Arabien ehrlich. Allerdings ginge man davon aus, dass die USA nach dem, was so alles aus dem saudischen Königshaus zu hören ist, die Lust an den guten Beziehungen schon längst verloren hätten.

Prinz Sultan sagte beispielsweise vor kurzem:


"We believe that Hamas is part of the Palestinian people and we’ll not differentiate between Hamas and others. They are all our brothers and friends"

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Antisemitisches aus Schweden

Neues aus Old Europe: Schweden und der Antisemitismus.

(Via Dhimmi-Watch)

Open season on Swedish Jews:

Swedish Chancellor of Justice: Muslim calls for “Death to Jews” are just part of the debate on the Middle East



Earlier this year Swedish Chancellor of Justice Mr Göran Lambertz decided to discontinue his department’s pre-trial investigation into the Grand Mosque of Stockholm, where audio cassettes with highly inflammatory anti-Semitic content were being sold. After Swedish radio programme Dagens Eko unveiled the contents of the cassettes in November 2005, a charge of racial incitement was filed with the police against the Stockholm mosque.


The Swedish Chancellor of Justice responded by closing the pre-trial investigation on the grounds that “the lecture did admittedly feature statements that are highly degrading to Jews (among other things, they are consistently referred to as the brothers of apes and pigs)” but pointing out that such statements “should be judged differently – and therefore be regarded as permissible – because they were used by one side in an ongoing and far-reaching conflict where calls to arms and insults are part of the everyday climate in the rhetoric that surrounds this conflict”.

Political correctness, election tactics or fear of radical Islam?

There are several comments to be made regarding the Chancellor’s remarkable statement. One is that it is important to remember in this election year that there is a sizeable Muslim minority in Sweden (Muslims number 400,000 souls in Sweden out of a total population of 9 million, whereas there are about 16,000 Jews living in that country).

Another is that at the mosque, a curse was pronounced on all Jews everywhere and the audience were encouraged to participate in Jihad (holy war) against Jews, highlighting suicide bombers as an effective weapon and praising them as martyrs. The Middle East was not singled out. This would therefore appear to be a clear case of racial incitement.

Yet the Chancellor of Justice opines that owing to the Middle East conflict, “such expressions, despite their content, cannot be regarded as racial incitement according to Swedish law”. One might indeed wonder how the phrase “kill the Jews” needs to be expressed in order to be regarded as sufficient incitement to kill Jews, according to the Chancellor, who finds nothing inflammatory in the statement.

Shaky legal foundations

Notwithstanding the above, the Chancellor is on very shaky legal ground indeed. Sweden already has a legal precedent that Mr Lambertz has chosen to ignore: a case was successfully brought on grounds of anti-Semitic incitement in 1989 in the District Court and again in the Court of Appeal (1990) against Radio Islam’s legally responsible publisher Ahmed Rami. Legal proceedings had been instituted by the then-current Chancellor of Justice and Rami was convicted on 17 counts. Here too the defence and many Swedish apologists tried to mitigate Rami’s culpability by claiming that his statements should simply be regarded as robustly expressed comments on the situation in the Middle East. They failed and he went to jail.

Hadith

One consistent theme in these recent audio cassettes is a hadith (an Islamic tradition that is regarded as a direct quote from Muhammed). This hadith claims that there can be no peace anywhere in the world until the last Jew has been killed:

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the
Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. ‘O Muslim!
There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.’”
[Hadith collected by Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177
(http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/muslim/041.smt.html#041.6985)]

History speaks for itself

The Swedish Chancellor of Justice may want to do some homework and compare the dates of the hadith with the start of the conflict in the Middle East: the hadith has nothing whatsoever to do with the Middle East conflict, predating Zionism and the rebirth of Israel by several centuries. It is, quite simply, an age-old appeal to religious zeal aimed at fomenting anti-Semitism. To explain it away as part of religious tradition or political commentary when neither the dates nor the words fit, is more than political correctness gone mad – it is directly subversive against a Jewish minority that has lived in Sweden and fully integrated with Swedish culture for 250 years, in favour of a Muslim minority that generally segregates itself from mainstream Swedes and has lived in the country for about 30 or 40 years.

It is never acceptable to cry “Wolf!” However, if Europeans had cried out their warning 67 years ago as Hitler rose to power and his calls to arms against the Jews had been taken at face value, the world would have been a very different place today. Not only for Europe’s Jews, but for the many millions of Russians, Americans, Australians, Canadians, Japanese and Europeans – not least Germans – who would have been spared the horrors of a war fired by racist zeal and stoked by racist ideology.

Systematised Jew-hatred

Here is a case – one of many – in which Hitler’s racist-supremacy descendants are expressing the very same sentiments albeit in a different language, and the result is, once again, a politically correct shrug of public-office indifference. Hitler called upon his supporters to kill all Jews for what he claimed was the general social good. His call was to kill all Jews everywhere. He almost succeeded. In the Stockholm Grand Mosque, true believers are incited to murder in the name of religion. And they are incited to murder all Jews, everywhere. The similarity in intent is terrifying. As is the similarity in silence from those whose job it is to know better.

The international media might want to put a question or two on this subject to Swedish Chancellor of Justice Mr Göran Lambertz, email registrator@justitiekanslern.se, phone +46 8 4051000. Postal address: Birger Jarls Torg 12, Box 2308, 103 17 Stockholm, Sweden.


Edit:

In den Kommentaren findet sich der Folgende Link, den ich für sehr lesenswert halte:

http://swedenandthejews.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 08, 2006

"The Germans don't play games and are very sensitive..."

Die israelische Botschaft in Deutschland hat davor gewarnt, das Wort "Nazi" in Deutschland zu gebrauchen: Mit den Deutschen sei in dieser Hinsicht nicht zu spassen. Es verhält sich hierzulande nämlich so: Es ist zwar mindestens jeder Zweite ein Nazi, allerdings sollte man dieses Wort erst gar nicht in den Mund nehmen. Denn selbst Nazis wollen keine Nazis sein.

Getting in trouble in Germany: On two separate occasions recently, Israeli nationals in Germany got themselves in trouble after swearing at public officials and referring to them as Nazis, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.

Reports of the incidents were received at the Israeli embassy in Berlin and prompted officials to warn Israelis against using the word "Nazi" in Germany as to avoid trouble with the law.

In one case at Frankfurt's airport, an Israeli woman engaged in an argument with a German customs official after a large quantity of cigarettes was found in her belongings. The Israeli became upset and at one point referred to customs officials as "Nazis."

The officials promptly called in the police and the Israeli was taken to a detention cell and only released after an unpleasant overnight stay.

In the second case, at the Dusseldorf airport, an Israeli woman was seeking a tax refund but was unpleased about the amount she received. According to local police, the Israeli told her boyfriend: "Look at this Nazi." In that case, too, police were called in and the woman was questioned for two hours and forced to pay a fine.

However, the Israeli denies she used the word "Nazi" and said she intends to sue the German government for compensation.

An embassy official in Berlin warned that using the word Nazi is a particularly unwise move when addressing public officials.

"Such expressions must not be uttered, not even quietly or to an Israeli friend standing next to you," he said. "The Germans don't play games and are very sensitive when it comes to that matter."

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Was wählt man am als italienischer Muslim am Besten?

Es ist schon traurig, was sich heutzutage so alles als kommunistisch schimpft. Galten Kommunisten früher, als ungläubige, sind sie nun zum neuen Partner für die islamistische Regression geworden: Muslims in Italien rufen dazu auf, Kommunisten zu wählen.

Rome, 5 April (AKI) - The secretary general of Italy's largest Muslim organisation, the Union of Islamic communities in Italy (UCOII), has called on Italian Muslims to vote for the Party of Italian Communists at the general election. Hamza Piccardo sent an email late Tuesday to Muslim centres saying that the party's leader Oliviero Diliberto had been sensitive to the needs of Muslim inmates when he was justice minister in the late 1990s and this constituted a sound reason to vote for him on 9-10 April. This was the first time that a leading member of Italy's Muslim community publicly supported a party on the eve of an election.

Religion des Friedens im Irak

Diesen Artikel vermag ich nicht zu kommentieren. Mir fällt nur ein Wort dazu ein: Islam.

(Via Dhimmi-Watch)

Shiite Muslim leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issued a death-to-gays fatwa in Iraq last October, and now squads of the local Badr Corps are systematically targeting gay Iraqis for persecution and execution, veteran political journalist Doug Ireland reports on his Web site. Iraqi gays who have sought protection from U.S. authorities in the “Green Zone” around Baghdad say they have been met with indifference and derision.

“The Badr Corps is committed to the ‘sexual cleansing’ of Iraq,“ Ali Hili, a 33-year-old gay Iraqi exile in London who fled to the United Kingdom five months ago, told Ireland. “We believe that the Badr Corps is receiving advice from Iran on how to target gay people.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been in the news in recent months for persecuting and executing young gay men. According to Ireland, the well-armed Badr Corps is the military arm of the Iranian-backed Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, the powerful Shia group that is the largest political formation in Iraq’s Shia community.

The Ayatollah Sistani, 77, an Iranian-born cleric who is the supreme Shia authority in Iraq, is revered by the Supreme Council as its spiritual leader. His antigay fatwa says that “people involved” in homosexuality “should be killed in the worst, most severe way of killing.”

"There is a very, very serious threat to life for gay people in Iraq today," Hili told Ireland. "We are receiving regular reports from our extensive network of contacts with underground gay activists and gay people in Iraq—intimidation, beatings, kidnappings, and murders of gays have become an almost daily occurrence. The Badr Corps was killing gay people even before the Ayatollah’s fatwa, but Sistani’s murderous homophobic incitement has given a green light to all Shia Muslims to hunt and kill lesbians and gay men.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Terror der Hamas

Es überrascht ein wenig, dass es der Hamas gelungen ist, den Schein zu wahren, sie würde sich in Sachen antisemitischen Massenmordaktionen zurückhalten. Fast hätte auch ich daran geglaubt, sie Hamas würde sich aus strategischen Gründen gerade in Zurückhaltung üben. Nein, das möchten nur jene glauben, die die Terroristen von Anfang an am liebsten hoffiert hätten.

Hamas, which is not directly involved in terror attacks, has kept its place at the top of the list of arrestees – 234 since the start of the year compared to 266 in the first quarter of 2005.

"That figure just shows that under the surface Hamas is involved in attacks, albeit not directly," explained the source.

"During these days too, with the rise of the Hamas government, every piece of intelligence that arrives in relation to Hamas members will result in an arrest, if needed," said the source.

Hamas in China

Die Hamas ist in China eingeladen:

The new Palestinian foreign minister from Hamas said Tuesday he has been invited to China next month for what would be his first trip to a non-Arab country since the Islamic militant group took office.

Many countries have said they would shun the new Hamas government, sworn in last week, because the group refuses to recognize Israel and renounce violence.

However, Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar has received invitations from several Arab countries, including Egypt, which he plans to visit next week. Zahar announced the trip to China after meeting with the Chinese representative to the Palestinians, Yang Wei Guo.

Yang was the first foreign diplomat to meet with Zahar since the government was sworn in.

Zahar said the trip to China would precede an international conference he is attending in east Asia at the end of May.

``The Chinese told us that they are ready to receive a Palestinian delegation at any time,'' he said, adding that ``we highly appreciate this visit, which we consider the first official visit by a foreign diplomat to the new Palestinian government.''

Monday, April 03, 2006

Frankreich trifft sich mit Hamas

Es war ja nicht anders zu erwarten. Nachdem Chirac bereits verhalten applaudierte, als man sich in Russland zum Kaffekränzchen mit der Hamas traf, sind die Verhandlungen nun auch in Frankreich eröffnet. Angeblich im Namen der Europäischen Union.

Reports surfaced on Monday that France is holding secret talks with Hamas. Israel Radio reported that the low-profile negotiations between the Palestinian movement and France were being held on behalf of the European Union.

The Radio added that Israel was concerned that other states, including China, India and Japan, will soon publicly recognize the Hamas-led government.

According to the radio, the European Union, Russia and India have already launched contacts with Hamas representatives.

A Hamas spokesman confirmed Monday that members of the Movement held talks two months ago with French officials and more recently with an Indian diplomat despite U.S. and Israeli attempts to isolate it.

"There is an understanding by France of the necessity for the European Union to reconsider its position regarding Hamas and they have promised to make an effort with other European countries in this regard," said Hamas spokesman Abu Zuhri.

"Meetings were held here (in Gaza) two months ago with French officials," Abu Zuhri said.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Exportgut: Terror

Es gab eine Zeit, da wurde viel über Globalisierung gesprochen. Ich hielt das damals für quatsch. Weshalb sollte man eine Entwicklung, die dem Kapitalismus immanent ist, einen neuen Namen geben? Vermutlich nur deshalb, um sie anzuprangern: Immer dann, wenn die alte Leier vom Polypenhaften, die schöne bodenständige Kultur zerstörenden Monstrum die Rede war (das man vor allem hierzulande eine lange Zeit als jüdische Weltverschwörung bezeichnete) wurde auch von "Globalisierung" gesprochen.

Dagegen, die Welt könnte eine geworden sein, rebellierte man schon immer. Nun wurde der Feind ein anderer Namen gegeben und als "Globalisierung" erkannt. Klar gab es auch Pragmatiker, die den Begriff übernahmen. So redeten zum Beispiel einige Unternehmensführer davon, die Globalisierung würde ihnen dies und jenes diktieren, meinten damit aber auch nichts anderes, als dass es eben bestimmte Sachzwänge gibt.

Die Islamisten reden nicht davon, obwohl es sich gut anbieten würde. Immerhin haben sie denselben Feind, wie die sogenannten "Globalisierungsgegner". Im Islam kennt man Juden und Kreuzfahrer eben besser...

Dabei sind gerade die Islamisten -- ebenso wie Globalisierungsgegner, nebenbei -- ein gutes Beispiel für einen solchen Globalisierungsprozess. So, wie die Welt dank dem Kapitalismus zu einer geworden ist, treten auch seine islamistischen Gegner global auf. Irgendwie handelt es sich eben doch nicht um die Armeen Mohammeds, sondern um einen Haufen moderner Terroristen, der sich jeden Fortschritt zu eigen macht, der seinem Ziel, dem totalen Islam, dient.

Dabei ist es von einigem Interesse, wie diese Leute als globale Bewegung agieren. So werden zum Beispiel die Fronten des globalen Djihad, als Ausbildungslager für all jene Terroristen begriffen, die in anderen Teilen der Welt aktiv sind. Man möchte zum Beispiel gar nicht daran denken, wie viele Terroristen aus Europa gerade im Irak ausgebildet werden. Bereits heute lässt sich feststellen, dass die Taktik der Terroristen im Irak in andere Länder exportiert wird.


Islamic extremists in Iraq are providing military training and other assistance to Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters from eastern and southern Afghanistan and Pakistan's tribal areas, U.S. intelligence officials told Knight Ridder.

A small number of Pakistanis and Afghans are receiving military training in Iraq; Iraqi fighters have met with Afghan and Pakistani extremists in Pakistan; and extremists in Afghanistan increasingly are using homemade bombs, suicide attacks and other tactics honed in Iraq, said U.S. intelligence officials and others who track the issue.

Several Afghan and Pakistani "exchange students" volunteered to join the fight against American and Iraqi forces in Iraq, but they were told to return to Afghanistan and Pakistan to train others there, two U.S. intelligence officials said. They and other officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the intelligence is highly classified.

Intelligence suggests that if the trend continues, U.S. forces, already contending with escalating violence in Iraq, could face the same thing in Afghanistan in the coming months, further complicating the Bush administration's plans to withdraw some troops.

Christen in Afghanistan

Im Spiegel findet sich ein Artikel über die Situation von Christen in Afghanistan. Da ich die englische Version desselben gelesen habe, kann ich über mögliche Textabweichungen in der deutschen Fassung keine Aussage treffen.

Haschim Kabar kennt die Angst. 20 Jahre ist es her, dass er sich für das Christentum entschied. Damals war es kein Tabu, als Afghane zu konvertieren. "Es gab viele Kirchen, sowohl in Kabul als auch auf dem Land", erzählt er. "Damals lebten die Religionen hier fast friedlich zusammen." Erst mit dem Einzug der Taliban Mitte der neunziger Jahre wurde alles anders. Mullah Omar befahl seinen Männern, Kirchen dem Erdboden gleichzumachen, afghanische Christen zu lynchen, christliche Ausländer zu töten oder zu verjagen.

Viele von Haschims Freunden sind damals ums Leben gekommen. "Sie folterten Gefangene so lange, bis sie die Namen von anderen Christen rausrückten. Dann brachten die Taliban sie um und suchten nach neuen Opfern." Warum er selbst überlebte, weiß er nicht. Zweimal war er in Haft, wurde stundenlang verhört. Doch es gab keine Beweise. "Ich kannte ja die Suren und Gebete aus dem Koran noch sehr gut, also habe ich ihnen vorgespielt, ich sei ein braver Muslim", sagt er fast ein bisschen stolz.

Dass die Taliban verschwunden sind, hat für Menschen wie Haschim nicht viel geändert. Immer wieder wurden Konvertiten verfolgt, ins Gefängnis gesteckt oder von Nachbarn ermordet. Der Westen bekam davon nicht viel mit, auch im Fall Rahman war das eher Zufall. Die 2004 verabschiedete Verfassung, die Religionsfreiheit garantiert, nutzt wenig. "Viele in der Justiz sind Imame oder Kleriker. Die Verfassung interessiert die wenig", sagt Haschim.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Bin Laden am Gemüsestand

So ist das im Libanon: Jeder Bürger hat immer und überall die Möglichkeit, an Propaganda-Material von Al Qaeda zu gelangen. Man kauft den Kram zusammen mit Obst oder Gemüse auf libanesischen Märkten.

A Beirut military tribunal has acquitted six Lebanese soldiers and a Syrian national of charges that they belonged to a group linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network. Thursday's ruling by investigating magistrate Samih al-Hajj stated that "no proof was found relating to them". In January the seven were arrested on suspicion that they were plotting terrorist attacks. Video and audio recordings containing speeches by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden were found in their possession.
After their arrest, the men told investigators that in 2004 they travelled to Iraq to fight against US troops. There, according to their testimony, they were captured and detained for 10 months in a US military detention centre.
Upon returning to Lebanon the men, according to al-Hajj's sentence, began collecting money to aid insurgents fighting US-led forces in Iraq.
While the men had confessed of taking part in "jihad" there was no evidence suggesting they were linked to al-Qaeda, al-Hajj said. As for the audio and video propaganda materials, these can be purchased easily in Lebanese markets "by any citizen," the judge said.

Saudi-Arabien und die Bombe

In der islamischen Welt erfreut sich vor allem ein Hobby großer Beliebtheit: Das Entwickeln von Atomwaffen.

Neben dem Iran verfolgt offenbar auch Saudi-Arabien ein geheimes Atomprogramm, berichtet zumindest das deutsche Polit-Magazin "Cicero" in seiner morgen erscheinenden April-Ausgabe.

Unter Berufung auf "westliche Sicherheitskreise" schreibt das Blatt, Riad habe nach dem Abzug eines Großteils der amerikanischen Truppen aus dem Wüstenkönigreich seine Bemühungen um eine nukleare Abschreckung insgeheim verstärkt.

Know-how aus Pakistan
Jeweils zur Hadsch nach Mekka in den Jahren 2003, 2004 und 2005 seien als Pilger getarnte pakistanische Atomwissenschaftler mit saudi-arabischen Herkules-Maschinen ins Land gebracht worden, ist weiter zu lesen.

Zwischen Oktober 2004 und Jänner 2005 "verschwanden" dem deutschen Terrorismus-Experten und "Cicero"-Autor Udo Ulfkotte zufolge mehrfach pakistanische Nuklearfachleute, die auf diesem Wege nach Saudi-Arabien eingereist waren, für fast drei Wochen aus ihren Hotelzimmern.

Pakistanisches Programm finanziert
Nach Erkenntnissen westlicher Geheimdienste hätten saudi-arabische Atomwissenschaftler in den neunziger Jahren im Irak und seit Mitte der neunziger Jahre auch in Pakistan gearbeitet.

Der führende US-amerikanische Militäranalytiker John Pike wird im Magazin mit den Worten zitiert: "Etwa die Hälfte der pakistanischen Nuklearwaffen hat saudische Codes, denn Saudi-Arabien hat schließlich das pakistanische Atomwaffenprogramm mitfinanziert."