Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Surrender? Up yours!

In these days, with the torrents of fatwa's and hailstorms of death threats, not to mention general grievance and self-pity from Muslims as reaction to various "insults" from Western infidels it's interesting to look back in history.
How did our forefathers react to the threat of Islam?

Well, Danish blogger Snaphanen brought my attention to one way of answering Muslim demands of submission.

Back in 1667, the Zaporozhian Cossacks defeated a Turkish army that had been sent in to the south of Russia. In spite of his defeat, the Turkish Sultan, Mehmed IV, sent a letter to the Cossacks, demanding their surrender.

The letter went like this:
As the Sultan; son of Muhammad; brother of the Sun and Moon; grandson and viceroy of God; ruler of the kingdoms of Macedonia, Babylon, Jerusalem, Upper and Lower Egypt; emperor of emperors; sovereign of sovereigns; extraordinary knight, never defeated; steadfast guardian of the tomb of Jesus Christ; trustee chosen by God himself; the hope and comfort of Muslims; confounder and great defender of Christians—I command you, the Zaporozhian Cossacks, to submit to me voluntarily and without any resistance, and to desist from troubling me with your attacks.

So, what were the Zapoes response? Well, first of all, they did not apologize for defeating the Sultan's invading army and thereby insulting the Religion of Peace. Their newspapers did not post editorials and op-ed's and commentaries demanding the resignation of the Government, large exporting companies did not bring full-page hand wringing adds in leading Muslim newspapers explaining how sorry they were for the insult to their customers.

Instead, the Cossacks looked at the rather pompous letter and decided to tell the Sultan to get stuffed.

A reply was written:
Zaporozhian Cossacks to the Turkish Sultan!

O sultan, turkish devil and damned devil's kith and kin, secretary to Lucifer himself. What the devil kind of knight are you, that can't slay a hedgehog with his naked arse? The devil shits, and your army eats. You will not, you son of a bitch, make subjects of Christian sons; we've no fear of your army, by land and by sea we will battle with thee, fuck your mother.

You Babylonian scullion, Macedonian wheelwright, brewer of Jerusalem, goat-fucker of Alexandria, swineherd of Greater and Lesser Egypt, Armenian pig, Podolian thief, catamite of Tartary, hangman of Kamyanets, and fool of all the world and underworld, an idiot before God, grandson of the Serpent, and the crick in our dick. Pig's snout, mare's arse, slaughterhouse cur, unchristened brow, screw your own mother!

So the Zaporozhians declare, you lowlife. You won't even be herding Christian pigs. Now we'll conclude, for we don't know the date and don't own a calendar; the moon's in the sky, the year with the Lord, the day's the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!

Quite an appropriate response if You ask me. Should be nailed on the walls in every Western Foreign Ministry.

Screw all this PC stuff and all this Sensitivity. Muslims are offended by seeing their Prophet in a drawing? So what else is new. Next case!

(Click on the pic for a larger image.)(Painting by Ilya Repin)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The year six

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Don't Flash Swedish Flag in Swedish School Photo

Swedish dhimmitude at it's worst:

The principal of a Swedish school told pupils they couldn't be in the annual class photo when some of them turned up wearing Swedish National Football T-shirts. The reason? It could send a signal of xenophobia and racism.

Swedish daily Sydsvanskan reports (link in Swedish, my translation):
Eighth graders at the "Strandskole" in Klagshamn [in the Malmö region] are not allowed to be in the photos for the school yearbook. - School photos are not suitable for political manifestations, says the Principal.

There's a football match between Denmark and Sweden this weekend, and the kids wanted to show their support for the Swedish team. However, the Principal, Pär Blondell, got worried that a handful of 14-year old boys showing the Swedish flag on a photo would be seen as a display of "xenophobia and intolerance", something the school has a policy against.

Sydsvenskan have been talking to some of the boys, who seems to posses a lot more common sense than their Principal:
We meant no harm. And we had no idea that it could be perceived as racism. We have a lot of friends with immigrant background, says of of the boys to Sydsvenskan.

How can it be racist to wear a national football jersey, another pupil ponders.

The Principal will now discuss the situation with the pupils and their parents.
What can be seen as racism and xenophobia is a gray area. My decision can be perceived as intolerant. But it was the pupils who made this choice. I do not think it was a wise choice. And as a parent I don't think it was a good choice. And as a student - five years from now, I probably wouldn't think it was a wise choice, says Principal Pär Blondell

Bad choices... Five years from now.... He makes it sound like the kids where caught smoking in the boys room.

Anyway, here's a xenophobe racist who doesn't mind showing the Swedish colors on his shirt:

Zlatan Ibrahimović, one heck of a football player. Born in Malmö as the son of a Croat mother and a Bosnian father.

This is a goal he scored while he was playing for Ajax Amsterdam (Wearing number 9). He's also on the Swedish national team playing against Denmark on Saturday. Can you blame a kid for wearing a jersey his hero's also wearing?

In Sweden, absolutely.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Riots in Copenhagen - Again

Last night Nørrebro - a part of Copenhagen - was once again set ablaze by youths protesting their eviction from The Youth House six months ago. The young people who calls themselves "autonome" are part of the extreme and violent left wing fringe.

They used to have a house borrowed by the Municipality of Copenhagen, but after scores of riots and demonstrations the City sold the house and had the police clear it. The youth didn't leave peacefully to say the least, and last night was a reenactment of the vandalizing and looting by by about a thousand protesters.

The protesters were reinforced by gangs of young Muslims according to press.

Pictures are by Niels Hougaard, photographer at Jyllands-Posten. A Gallery can be found here.

Police responded with teargas to spread the crowd

Looting - a perfectly reasonable protest.

64 arrests were made

Footage from the looting and vandalizing of two ordinary supermarkets has been uploaded by the daily "Ekstra Bladet" here.

"Multi-nationals" such as McDonalds and 7-Eleven are frequently and ritually smashed in that part of town as they are seen as symbols of global capitalism, but this time the victims included a lingerie shop, a coffee shop and a Pet store as can be seen here.

This last one shows locals desperately putting out fires before it spreads to parked cars.
The man being interviewed basically says: "What do I think of this? I think it's all f*cked-up! (Sorry, but that's what he says).
The policeman who later shows up apologizes for the lack of fire fighters, but "they have there hands full all over the place!"

All in all, a busy night for the cops. And a busy day for the shop owners cleaning up the ruins of their livelihood. Some of the arrested were as young as 13. Nice job by the parents.

Needless to say, the socialists at City Hall are demanding that the City give the vandals a house. Only that will stop the violence, the logic goes. Well, I for one can think of a suitable house. I believe Alcatraz is uninhabited at the moment.