Monday, March 31, 2008

Islam without violence is like an omelet without eggs

The ever outspoken Pat Condell speaks his mind again. This time on Fitna.

(h/t Steen.)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fitna - It's here

So it turns out there really was a movie. I'm afraid I lost a few bets.
Serves me right. :-)

If you're into sharing, a torrent can be found here. The video is here at LiveLeak.

Spread the movie as much as possible. The medievals can go after Geert Wilders i a courtroom, but they can't shut down the Internet!

(h/t Uriasposten)

Update: Liveleak have, as it should be publicly known by now, taken the movie down after death threats from followers of The Religion of Peace™. However, it can be viewed here as well as here. A download can be found at Rapidshare.
For a comprehensive list of mirrors check out Gates of Vienna.

Update II: A new version has been put up on Liveleak. I've emdedded the new film.

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Danish blog in English

Just a heads-up to let you know there's a new blog in town, Danish Affairs, a Danish blog written in English.

Definitely worth a look.

It's always nice to see the Danish perspective of things broadcasted to an international audience. I hope he'll post more frequently than I do! :-)

H/T Zonka .

Gang stopped the riots

Last month Copenhagen and other towns in Denmark was the scene of riots committed by "youths." Some 800 fires were ignited in a week-long mini-intifada that saw the torching of cars and schools. The disturbances faded out, but not due to the police being massively present on the streets, nor by the social workers and volunteers who also tried to calm things down.

No, according to the Danish daily Berlingske Tidende (link in Danish) it was an infamous immigrant gang called Black Cobra that put an end to it because the riots interrupted the gang's drug operations.
Through wiretapping, the police heard that leading members of Black Cobra called a number of youths in [various towns].

The message from the leaders was, that the riots was to stop as the police presence on the streets made it difficult for the gang to continue their criminal activities such as selling drugs.
The police confirms the story:
We have followed the activities made by disenfranchised youth in the winter mid-term as we registered that people higher up in the hierarchy were annoyed because it made the police focus on the residential areas, says Kim Kliver.

You gotta love the new speak in Klivers statement. Kliver is a police officer and the leader of a national task force, responsible for monitoring and solving gang-related crimes.

Disenfranchised youth. That's one way of saying it. Bullies could be another.

People higher up in the hierarchy. In a gangster movie, that would be "captains."

Residential areas. Ah yes, AKA "ghettos".

Black Cobra is a gang that consists exclusively of second and third generation immigrants. They are slowly but surely taking over the lucrative drug marked that has, up until now, been split between the biker gangs Hells Angels and Banditos after an extremely brutal war in the late 1990'ies. Back then they were blowing each other up with RPG's, fer chrissake. Those are not gangs that will bend over easily, but they have been gradually doing so for the last five or six years, without much publicity. This should tell you something of the potential of Black Cobra.

If they have the power to stop one riot, they can just as easily unleash another, this time much more violent, if they feel the cops are getting too annoying.

We have something to look forward to!

Update: See also Zonka.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Mo-cat cartoonist released

An update on the Mohammed the Cat crisis in Bangladesh back in October last year.

The text in the strip says:

* Boy, what is your name?
- My name is Babu.

* It is customary to mention Muhammed before the name.

* What is your father's name?
- Muhammed Abu

* What's this in your lap?
- Muhammed cat

This was of course such an insult on Islamic feelings that violent mobs of Muslims took to the street and demanded the cartoonist's death. The 23-year old boy was arrested for “hurting people’s religious sentiments.”

The cat-toon also lead to the killing of at least nine Christians and the torching of churches in Nigeria, of all places.

Now it seems the poor boy has been released from prison:

A BANGLADESH cartoonist jailed for allegedly insulting Muslims with a reference to the Prophet Mohammed has been released, court and prison officials said today.
Arifur Rahman, 23, was detained last September after the cartoon appeared in a weekly satirical magazine published by the mass-circulated Bengali daily Prothom Alo.

Prosecutor Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan said a magistrates' court in the capital Dhaka ordered that proceedings be dropped after the complainant in the case repeatedly failed to turn up for hearings.

Questions now are:

A: How long before the riots starts again in Bangladesh. It must be an insult to Muslim sensitivities to free a Godless blasphemer like Rahman.

B: How long will Rahman be allowed to keep his head?

C: How many Christians will die on the other side of the globe because of this ridicule of the Prostate Mohammad?

D: How many cats have been named Mohammad in the meantime?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

All Keffiyeh and no Camels

Memri has found this little tidbit showing a spokesman for something called the Salah al-Din Brigades in Gaza. Note the plural. There must be a great many of them. Than again, maybe not. As one can see in the clip there seem to more press than Brigadistas at this little demonstration against Denmark.

The Spokesman, casually sporting a keffiyeh is issuing a statement, mostly - if not solely - consisting of an apparently never-ending rant of threats against Denmark and the cartoonists and diplomats and just about everything else he can somehow associate with Denmark.

Oh dear, I think I'll sleep under the bed tonight just in case the Mighty Warriors™ of the Salah-Al-Din Brigades (who knows, perhaps all of them!) comes crashing through my door.

Anyway, if you can be bothered to spend 10 minutes of your life watching an insane, erm, Richard-head, the clip can be seen here. It's really quite amusing. No really, it is!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Inside the heads of an honorable Muslim family

First some background:

Back in 2002 the body of a 14 year old girl of Iraqi origin was found floating drowned in the harbor by a fisherman in the small town of Præstø in Denmark. The girl had suffered several severe blows to the head and had been pushed into the harbor and left to drown. She was identified as Sonay Ahmad Mohammad, who had come to Denmark four years before along with her mother to be rejoined with the head of the family, Ashraf Ahmad

Ashraf came to Denmark in 1996 as a refugee from Saddam Hussein's regime. The family moved into a row house and was apparently functioning well in the community. They took courses in Danish and were well liked. Sonay went to school with no problems, save one: She was became to Danish for her parents likings! She dated Danish boys and went to parties.

Her father began to beat her to try to keep her in fold, and - on the mother's request - even tried to strangle her. The school noticed that Sonay started to show up with bruises and she eventually confided in her teacher, who reported the abuse to the police and the girl was instantly removed from her family and put in a foster home.

Never the less, just four months later, county officials ignoring warnings from the municipality gave Ashraf permission to spend time with his daughter.

Next thing you know, Sonay is found floating in the harbor. Suspicion is quickly focused on her father, and despite his not-guilty claim he was convicted to 14 years in prison followed by a life-long deportation to Iraq. The sentence was appealed to the Supreme Court but was confirmed.

Now, - and this is where it gets a little complicated - Sonay's mother, Suheyla, was convicted of human smuggling by getting her brother-in-law, Jabbar, into Denmark on false papers and made him marry her sister whom she had also gotten in on false papers. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 5 years eviction.

OK, so much for the background. Danish TV2 is airing a documentary about this case later this month, and they have leaked an intercepted letter Ashraf send from his cell to his brother Jabbar back in 2005. Apparently things were not going too well in the family. The letter can be seen here (in Danish. Doc. my translation.) It's a bit incoherent and ranting, but the threat is none the less apparent.

I beg you my brother, I suffer every hour and every day. For Gods sake, please do one thing. No one will own the world (get this world for himself) neither you, me or anyone else. Do a good deed and you will be rewarded and do not help the infidels. It is written in the Qoran: God does not like the infidels.

It is stated in the Tradition: He who follows a nation will become one of them, therefor his place is in the fires of Hell. I ask you to listen to me and help your brother and a poor woman whose children are waiting for her.

These are my last word to you. I tell you, this world is too small and perhaps we will meet in Iraq or in some other country, God's earth is wide. If you do not help Suheyla [His wife] in this matter you will get conflicts with me. I will kill you like I killed the infidel Sonay. She used to make corruption *) every day with the infidel pigs. She made corruption twice in front of me and I murdered her with my own hands.

That is corruption. God, praised and glorified says: Do not corrupt the earth, and the infidels say that they are good.
I have Fatwa on cassette, if you understand you will weep, and I have friends, we are all united in God's religion only.

Salutations my brother. God will guide you in the right direction.

So, you might think this is just another madman killing his own offspring and threatening his brother with the same fate, because he's trapped in some 7th century mindset.

Well, not quite. Get a load of this: This article from 2003 cites Sonay's mother - remember, the one who got her sister and her brother-in-law to Denmark on false papers and then forced them marry each other, the one who ordered her husband to beat up her own daughter? Here's what she had to say :
I've bought two houses in Kirkuk in Iraq. As refugees we have got so much money from the Danish State that we have been able to save and buy the houses in cash.

My husband is in prison and I'm waiting for him. I have been granted an apartment and I get money from the system, so there is no reason for me to go back to Iraq.

Indeed, why should she go back? Perhaps to see her two remaining children?
"I'm afraid something will happen to my children, or that they should witness something happening to me. That's why I've sent them to Iraq where they live with my mother and my sister."
Ah, but of course, she is the victim! How thoughtless of me. All this time, I had the understanding that it was her daughter who was the victim. Silly me.

Anyway, isn't that nice of us. We take in a family of oppressed refugees, set them up, give them a monthly income, give them language courses, send their kids to school and the response is what? They murder their own 14 year old daughter because she gets to Western for their liking. They smuggle in two relatives on falsified papers and make them marry each other. And they get enough money from the hard-working taxpayers (that would be me!) to buy two houses in Iraq in cash. And they need to live here as refugees while it's perfectly safe for their small children to be in Iraq. Give me a frigging break!

Excuse me for wondering. But what the F*** are these people doing here? Or, perhaps more to the point: Why the F*** are we paying tax money to scum like that?
(Sorry, just had to vent.)

I'll post more on this when the doc had been aired.

(h/t to Uriasposten)

*) The Danish text is "lave fordærvelse," a rather peculiar expression. I take it the letter have been translated from Arabic into Danish. I translated it into Corruption in lack of a better word.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Westergaard illustrates his feelings

Kurt Westergaard has made a new drawing about his feelings over the newest row over the Motoons, with his own comments in both Danish and English.

The drawing is an artists interpretation of the ordeal he and his family have to go through over a little ink on a piece of paper.

I've nicked it from the bi-weekly magazine of the Danish Union of Journalists, Journalisten.

Click on the pics for larger images.

And just to prove that Mr. Westergaard is not an Islamophobe but rather a "Religionophobe", he has added an Imam to an older drawing from his hand, one that created some discontent amongst devoted Christians, though nobody threatened to cut off his head, nor did any rabbit express its desire to eat him on TV.

The sign on the cross reads: "Office hours: Sundays 10 to 11 AM and 2 to 3 PM."

BTW, he also recently created this:

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Cartoonist dies, age 89

One of the mo-cartoonists, Erik Abild Soerensen, has passed away, Flemming Rose reports.

“Prophet! Daft and dumb. Keeping women under thumb.”

According to Flemming Rose, police turned up offering protection because of the death threats back in 2006. His answer?
”I have passed the age of 85, I am sick and I have just lost my wife. Can it get worse? I don’t think so.”

May he rest in peace.