Friday, September 30, 2011
Germany gave the charge d'affaires an 'urgent' request to Tehran to prevent last year's death sentence being carried out on Youcef Nadarkhani, 35. The pastor, who runs a network of evangelical house churches, has refused to recant to obtain mercy.
A court had earlier convicted him of spreading non-Islamic beliefs and objected to his Christianity because both his parents were Muslim. It is estimated that there are 400,000 Christians in Iran. The vast majority of people in Iran are Muslim.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Foundation says it will not not delegitimize Israel and promises review.
BERLIN - The rising controversy surrounding a German Holocaust foundation's use of public funds to finance anti-Semitic school literature attacking Israel prompted the head of Europe's Jewish Congress and human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday to urge the organization to return to its core mission of Shoah education.The German Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility, Future” (EVZ) is financed by public and private funds and doled out 21,590 Euros in 2010-2011 to support an exchange program between the German high school (Gerhart-Hauptmann) and an exclusive Israeli-Arab high school in Nazareth. Students and educators from the two schools composed a broschure equating Israel with the now-defunct East German Stalinist state ,and crude drawings of orthodox Jewish students. The students showed Israel as a violent state with an education system that excludes and oppresses Israeli-Arab pupils.
Critics in Israel and Germany say the brochure seeks to delegitimize Israel's existence and stokes modern anti-Semitism.The European Jewish Congress (EJC) President, Dr. Moshe Kantor, told the Jerusalem Post, "It is important that the fund focuses on spreading and preserving the memory of the Holocaust and the legacy of those who were murdered, which is particularly necessary today as we witness higher levels of ignorance and intolerance, mainly among the Arab and Muslim public, who use negative imagery in their political campaign against Israel.”Kantor continued that “today, more then ever, after another hate-filled speech by Holocaust-denier Iranian President Ahmadinejad at the United Nations, the fund needs to encourage tolerance and peace among the younger generations instead of supporting projects that have nothing to do with the holocaust, which, as it seems, result in encouraging hate and intolerance.”Speaking from Los Angeles, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the international human rights NGO the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told the Post via telephone interview, "Germans, especially those who say they are committed to the memory of the six million have a unique responsibility and opportunity to educate young Arabs who are barraged with hate propaganda that denies the Shoah all together or accuses Israelis of being today's Nazis. As descendants of the perpertrators of the Shoah, today's Germans have the clear opportunity to set the record state and thwart the Holocaust deniers and Jew-haters among younger generations.”Cooper added, “That mandate of Remembrance and responsibility was perverted by the joint program between a school in Germany and the school in Nazareth that validated anti-Jewish stereotypes and anti-Israel sentiment. We urge the Fund to return to its core mandate of teaching young generations about the systematic murder of 6 million Jews, including 1.5 million children by the Nazi regime. Every successful undertaking will undercut bigotry andanti-Semitism, not spread it."In a statement to the Post on Monday, Dr. Martin Salm, the head of the EVZ, wrote that “the foundation EVZ will in no way allow criticism on societal conditions to serve the delegitimization of the State of Israel.” He said the EVZ will use the “misunderstandings” associated with the school project to examine its “subsidy practice.”Salm has issued contradictory statements since the scandal surfaced. He first defended the school exchange program, rejecting allegations of anti-Semitism and blaming critical media reports for misrepresenting the partnership between the foundation and the schools, as well as the controversial anti-Israel NGO (HEAR),which supported the exchange program. HEAR is an abbreviation for “Humans, Education and Awareness to their Rights.”After The Jerusalem Post contacted Salm last week, he withdrew his defense of the anti-Israel school program and said the EVZ would sever contact with the school and anti-Semitic educational activities. Asked by the Post repeatedly to explain his conflicting statements, Salm declined to issue a specific comment. It is unclear at this stage whether Salm plans to step down.The German Foreign Ministry has two members on the EVZ Foundation's Board of Trustees, In an e-mail to the Post on Tuesday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman wrote that the ministry “welcomes the explanation of the chairman of the Foundation EVZ from September 26 in which he regrets the contributions; that is,the drawings of the brochures, which could be read as anti-Semitic and therefore announced a review of the subsidy practice in connection with this program.”Karin Maag, a deputy in the German Bundestag who has a seat on the EVZ's Board of Trustees,wrote the Post on Tuesday that she “regrets that the impression has been formed that an anti-Semitic or anti-Israel attitude” exists and intends to take” concrete steps” at the next EVZ board meeting to address the incident. Maag, from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party, said she has contacted the responsible parties and requested clarification.According to the EVZ statement on Monday, Constanza Röthing, a teacher at the Gerhart-Hauptmann school, who spoke in the name of the students, expressed “outrage” that such allegations are being lodged against participants. She added that “We have had only positive impressions and experiences from the state of Israel and therefore strictly reject any anti-Semitic intention.”A spokesman for the German government told the Post on Wednesday that representatives from the Finance Ministry who sit on the Board of Trustees “do not have the possibility” to “control the implementation of projects from partner organizations.”Dr. Dieter Graumann, the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, told the Post on Monday that the Council is reviewing the EVZ literature.
This is interesting, since Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has given an iron-clad assurance to the Bundestag that no such plan exists and that Germany will not support any attempt to "leverage" the EU’s €440bn bail-out plan to €2 trillion, or any other sum.
"EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said.It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death."According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).The terrorist KLA fought the forces of the then former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo.Zogaj, as a former KLA member, was reportedly under Limaj's direct command in the Klecka improvised detention centre where war crimes against non-Albanians were allegedly committed.In September, Limaj was charged with nine other suspects for war crimes committed against civilians and prisoners of war in June 1999.Last week, he was placed under a month-long house arrest pending the start of his trial.Limaj is now a lawmaker and deputy president of prime minister Hashim Thaci's (Photo above) ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK). He served as transport minister in Thaci's previous government.Zogaj's identity was kept secret while he was alive as the main trial was expected to begin next month.Local media have speculated that Zogaj was placed under a special witness programme and relocated out of Kosovo.Limaj was tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. He was acquitted in 2007.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Christian Emde and Robert Baum of Solingen, Germany, were arrested at the port of Dover on England's southeast coast on July 15. Emde was charged with four additional offenses under Britain's Terrorism Act relating to alleged articles with titles such as “Destroying Buildings“ and Make A Bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom.”
The pair appeared in court wearing black prayer caps and both refused to stand up for the judge when he entered the courtroom.
They will next appear in court in December to enter a plea and were remanded to custody to face trial in February of 2012.
Monday, September 26, 2011
BERLIN – A German foundation that seeks to combat Jew-hatred and carry forward the memories of the victims of the Nazi period has enabled teenage students to draw crude pictures of Israeli Jewish pupils as part of a German and Israeli Arab high-school exchange program.The revelation that a Holocaust foundation funneled public money to hardcore anti-Israel educational activities unleashed criticism last week from the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor group and German experts on academic anti- Semitism.
The foundation – Remembrance, Responsibility, Future (EVZ) — provided funds to partner agencies to produce a 31-page brochure depicting Orthodox Jewish students wearing yarmulkes and bearing sidelocks while seated in a well-kept classroom with a sign over a world map stating “Jewish School.”The adjacent drawing shows a dilapidated, overcrowded schoolroom with Palestinian pupils seated below a giant cobweb and a beat-up map lacking countries. A collapsing sign above the students reads “Palestine School.”A second cartoon apparently shows a light-skinned Israeli asking a dark-skinned Palestinian if he wants to be friends. An imposing tank is positioned behind both students, suggesting that the Israeli student is compelling the Palestinian student to shake his hand.Anne Herzberg, legal adviser for NGO Monitor, told The Jerusalem Post on Friday, “The reported use of German government funding for a student project that produced anti-Semitic images is deplorable, and shows a complete lack of judgment and oversight.”Herzberg added, “Instead of utilizing the funding to compensate victims of the Nazis and educate about the horrors of the regime, as it was intended, money was redirected to a project for Arab and German students that both presented and fostered a distorted view of the Arab-Israeli conflict.”Students from Nazareth and the Gerhart Hauptmann school in Wernigerode, a small town in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt, participated in the exchange program, whose purpose was to examine the “Right to Education.”The exchange program took place during the 2010- 2011 school year. Dr. Ralf Possekel, head of programs for EVZ, wrote the Post on Thursday, “The German students, to my knowledge, do not want to speak with journalists after this incident, because they do not trust that the reporting will be correct.”The brochure features articles in English, Arabic and German. Dr. Martin Salm, the chairman of the Holocaust foundation, said that “500 copies were produced at a cost of 2,130 euros.”Salm told the Post that the brochure is “problematic” and promotes “stereotypes” because it shows male Israelis with sidelocks and yarmulkes. He said that EVZ funded the exchange program in the context of a partnership program with other NGOs, and that he would not allow the brochures into the foundation’s offices.Salm backtracked from a one-page unsigned letter that had been sent to the Post by his foundation, which rejected “the formulation that the criticisms of the students is an attitudinal expression of anti-Semitism.”Katja Wegner, a spokeswoman for the foundation, sent the letter to the Post last week. A separate media report attributed the letter to Salm.Asked about experts who view the material as anti- Semitic, Salm said he “agrees” with that characterization, adding that “every second [German] TV program” on Israel depicts images of ultra-Orthodox Jews. He insisted that EVZ does not want to transmit pejorative images of Jews and “there will no longer be any more cooperation work with this [the Gerhart Hauptmann] school.”He faulted the educators for failing to properly guide the 17- and 18-year-old students. Salm claimed to have not previously seen the booklets.Herzberg, from NGO Monitor, said, “When the German students visited Nazareth, for example, they learned ‘about the lands that the Palestinians no longer possess due to the Jewish occupation.’ The same student who wrote this account also makes comparisons about the suffering of ‘both the Arabs and the Germans.’“It is the height of absurdity that the German government would allow this funding to continue. The funding should stop immediately and a complete evaluation of all committee members and funding mechanisms should begin,” Herzberg said.Dr. Elvira Grözinger, a cofounder and board member of the German section of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), told the Post, “I especially consider the two children’s drawings as anti-Semitic, especially the one by Julia M. Zigann, who depicts the ‘Jews’ versus the ‘Palestinians.’ This is a typical generalization (all the Jews) and stereotype for anti-Semitic cartoons, but all the more shocking, as it comes from a German schoolgirl. The tank implying Israeli (Jewish) aggression tends into the same direction. Whoever teaches these children such distorted picture of history and mutual relations is committing a great mistake.”In a second drawing, Zigann depicted Jews celebrating their access to books while Palestinian books are in chains.“Whoever maintains that Israeli Arabs are not allowed to go to school, spreads one-sided anti-Jewish propaganda lies. Arabs from Israel and Jerusalem of course attend schools of all levels including the Israeli universities, just like the Palestinians in the former Jordanian territories attend schools up to their own Bir Zeit University, a former college. Israeli academia includes Arabs, and Israeli Arabs are even ministers in the Israeli government as well as members of the Knesset,” Grözinger said.“There are faults in every school system, but to draw anti-Israeli conclusions from this is to incite irresponsible and dangerous indoctrination, harmful to a peaceful coexistence between the national groups,” she said.EVZ was created in 2000 to compensate “former slave and forced laborers and other victims of National Socialism,” according to its website. The German government and the German Industry Foundation Initiative finance EVZ.“In the many instances of government funding being misused by non-governmental organizations, this, clearly, is one of the saddest,” Herzberg said. “Victims of the Nazi regime have every right to this funding and their full compensation – it is the German government’s responsibility to ensure that this occurs.”According to the brochure, the NGO “HEARProject” of the Masar-Institute for Education, which operates the alternative Masar School in Nazareth, oversaw the exchange program and presents itself as a ”German and Israeli” youth program in Germany.Dr. Matthias Küntzel, a Hamburg-based political scientist and leading expert on German anti-Semitism, told the Post, “The foundation thus fell for fake marketing. In its own profile, the school emphasizes that it has neither Jewish students nor a Jewish teacher. The school is operated by a non-governmental organization that accuses the Israeli educational system of subjecting the country’s Arab minority to ‘social control’ and ‘social exclusion.’ This project separates itself from Israel in content and methodology. It aims not at integration but at exclusion. Thus this private school’s statements emphasize the ‘principle of natural inequality.’"This background explains why, in the brochure's drawings of the HEAR Project, Israel is never spoken of, but only Jews and Palestinians. It explains why the image, familiar from PLO propaganda, of rich and violent Jews on the one hand and poor and oppressed Arabs on the other is presented," Küntzel said.He called for the EVZ Board of Directors to stop financial support for HEAR projects.The brochure draws many disturbing parallels between Israel and the former East Germany Stalinist state.Arab Israeli student Majdi Darawshi writes, “At the end I found the histories of Palestine and Germany to be very similar, as people in both countries felt the need to fight for their rights of a better life...”
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
This time she didn’t get it all wrong, considering that her sympathies lie entirely with Islamic terrorists who consider her a lowly infidel whore; so when she writes “The Palestinians are attempting to beat the Israelis at their own game, by seeking to win the struggle for public opinion through skillful PR work”- she is spot on.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The walkout began when a US diplomat who was in the assembly hall to monitor the speech left halfway through, while the 27 European Union nations then followed in a coordinated protest move.The Iranian leader again cast doubt on the origins of the Holocaust and the September 11, 2001 attacks and criticized the United States for killing Osama bin Laden rather than bringing him to trial.Ahmadinejad has in the past drawn international condemnation for his use of speeches to promote conspiracy theories and call for Israel’s destruction.Ahmadinejad told the UN summit that Western allies had used the media to "threaten anyone who questions the Holocaust and the September 11 event with sanctions and military action."The Iranian leader said he had been threatened by the US government after he last year alleged American government involvement in the attacks and called for an independent investigation.Moving to the US operation to kill bin Laden, Ahmadinejad said: "Would it not have been reasonable to bring to justice and openly bring to trial the main perpetrator of the incident in order to identify the elements behind the safe space provided for the invading aircraft to attack the twin World Trade Center towers?"In a general blast at the West, Ahmadinejad said: "Hypocrisy and deceit are allowed in order to secure their interests and imperialistic goal." "Drug trafficking and killing of innocent human beings are also allowed in pursuit of such diabolical goals," he added.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The fashion company Hugo Boss has apologised for its wartime record following the publication of a book revealing new details of its Nazi past.
According to the book the German design firm, founded in 1924, took advantage of the Nazi campaign by using forced labour in its factory.
In total 180 Polish and French prisoners of war were made to work for Hugo Boss during the Holocaust, in extremely poor conditions with "uncertain" food and hygiene levels.
The new information about Mr Boss's record forms part of a biography of the designer, written by historian Roman Koester and commissioned by the fashion house.
While the designer's sympathetic views of the Nazis have been well-documented – after the war Mr Boss was fined for his dealings with the party - he always maintained that he joined the party to protect his company.
One of his early successes was winning the contract to supply the fledgling Nazi party with brown shirts. The company went on to produce uniforms for the German army and the Waffen SS.
But Mr Koester said Mr Boss' loyalties went further. "It is clear that he did not only join the party because it led to contracts for uniform production, but also because he was a follower of National Socialism," he said.
"One may not interpret Hugo F Boss' remarks to mean that he was personally far from National Socialism."
However Mr Koester said that while Mr Boss' behaviour towards the forced labourers was at times harsh, "concern for their welfare was also displayed, rendering simplistic characterisations impossible."
In a statement on the Hugo Boss website the company offered "profound regret to those who suffered harm or hardship at the factory run by Hugo Ferdinand Boss under National Socialist rule."
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
The cross had a Christian background. The Christian origin of Switzerland, it is true indeed respected, “but it is also a separation between religion and state to make,” asks the Executive Member of secondos Plus. ”Apart from that we have today a great religious and cultural diversity in Switzerland.”
It needs new symbols, which could also identify with everyone, even non-Christians. As a new national flag might offer the former flag of the Helvetic Republic. This was officially introduced in 1799 and consisted of the colors quergesteift green, red, yellow.
It has similarities with the current flags of Ghana and Bolivia.”The colors were red and yellow for the original cantons of Schwyz and Uri and the green revolution,” says Petrusic.Furthermore, all aliens were at that time from 20 Year of age had the right to vote. ”The Helvetic flag stands for a progressive and open-minded Switzerland.”
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Rick Perry may support Israeli plan to annex Judea/Samaria (aka West Bank) in response to the Palestinian demand for statehood at the UN
On Friday, Perry accused US President Barack Obama of distancing himself from Israel and blamed US foreign policy “errors” for the Palestinian push for statehood at the United Nations.
JPOST: Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will hold a press conference with American and Israeli-Jewish leaders in New York on Tuesday in which he is expected to address the upcoming deliberations at the United Nations, MK Danny Danon (Likud), said on Saturday night.
Danon, who will participate at the press conference, said he would ask Perry ahead of the conference to adopt the initiative the MK is advancing to annex Judea and Samaria in response to the unilateral Palestinian moves at the UN.
Perry said Palestinian leaders believe US-Israeli relations have weakened and said “the ultimate Palestinian solution” remains the destruction of the Jewish state. “Errors by the Obama administration have encouraged the Palestinians,” the Texas governor wrote in a Wall Street Journal column.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Race leading to German capital’s House of Deputies plagued by anti-Jewish campaign posters; Mayor Klaus Wowereit is a fan of Israel.
BERLIN – The race leading to Sunday’s vote for the German capital’s House of Deputies has been plagued by anti-Jewish campaign posters associated with the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD). The 141 legislators will choose the next mayor.A new party – BIG – is dominated by disaffected social-democratic German-Muslims who advocate an anti-gay school curriculum and have ties with the radical Turkish Islamic organization Milli Görüs (“National Vision”). BIG is a German abbreviation for Alliance for Innovation and Justice.The Green Party candidate for mayor, Renate Künast, in 2009 allegedly called a pro-Israel German NGO a Mossad-backed organization. Künast denied making the statement.The Left Party’s national leaders have been engulfed in a series of anti-Semitism scandals involving the party’s failure to assertively confront members and politicians calling for a boycott of the Jewish state, and their support for equating Israel’s policies with those of Nazi Germany. The Left Party’s federal leaders are reeling from a controversy involving their praise of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.Gesine Lötzsch and Klaus Ernst, the cochairs of the Left Party, wrote Castro on the occasion of his 85th birthday that he is a model “for many nations in the world.”They continued that “You can look back proudly on your life of battles and successful action at the head of the Cuban revolution.”Lötzsch is a supporter of the radical leftist activists, including German Left Party deputies, who were aboard the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara last year and sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.The NPD has stirred the most controversy with its election posters in Berlin, showing the party’s leader, Udo Voigt, on a motorcycle with the words, “Step on the gas” (Gas Geben). Some say the NPD is using the gas slogan to conjure up the Nazis’ extermination program.Dr. Dieter Graumann, the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, called for the NPD to be outlawed and banned from public subsidies.It cannot get more “crude and disgusting” when the NPD can blanket Berlin with its “Step on the gas” election posters, Graumann said. The NPD “deliberately hangs these posters in the area of the Holocaust memorial and near the Jewish Museum,” he said.Lala Süsskind, the head of Berlin’s Jewish community, said the NPD posters are “dehumanizing,” and that there have many outraged members of the community who want to see action taken against the posters.The German capital is also one of 16 states in the Federal Republic. The current Social Democratic-Left Party government – the so-called “Red-Red coalition” – is on shaky ground. According to a recent Infratest Dimap political research company election survey, the Left Party would secure 11 percent of the vote. The Social Democrats led with 29.5% and the Christian Social Union garnered 22% of the support. The Green Party has scored impressive results, with 20% of those surveyed supporting it.The pro-business Free Democrats are plummeting in the polls, with a mere 3% of the respondents saying they will vote for it. A party requires at least 5% of the vote to receive representation in the Berlin House of Deputies.A fiercely unorthodox party, The Pirates, in expected, with a projected 6.5% of the vote, to win representation for the first time.The Pirate party, which consists of Internet activists, calls for strict online privacy protections, strengthening copyright laws, and enhanced grassroots democracy, has catapulted itself into the talk of the town.The Green Party has ruled out a coalition with the Christian Democrats, setting the stage for a possible Social Democratic- Green Party government.Berlin’s openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, 57, from the Social Democrats, is widely viewed as Israel friendly. He spent time in the Jewish state as a young man and criticized expressions of modern anti- Semitism in the capital.Last year, the Danish street art duo “Surrend” plastered selected Berlin neighborhoods with maps of the Middle East in which the State of Israel does not appear, with the term “Final Solution” at the top.The artists, Jan Egesborg and Pia Bertelsen, were accused of fomenting genocidal anti-Semitism with their provocative “art in hot spots,” by employing hate art to garner support from neo-Nazi members of the NPD, extreme left-wing activists, and radical Islamists. Egesborg denied seeking to form alliances with extremist groups.Wowereit told The Jerusalem Post at the time that “there cannot be any doubt regarding Israel’s right to exist. This form of satire is not what I like.”
He has also reached out to gay Israelis and promoted Berlin-Tel Aviv relations. At Berlin’s annual gay Christopher Street Day Parade in June, Wowereit said, “Tel Aviv is a wonderful, lively city,” and that he enjoys the close relations between the cities. He noted that in both countries, Germany and Israel, minorities are accepted.The Islamic BIG party wants to introduce a school program to “protect all children” against gays, lesbians and bisexuals. The party opposes school books that show children with two fathers, and role playing involving “coming out” meant to help children overcome bias against homosexuality.The BIG party was formed in Cologne in 2010 and is affiliated with radical Turkish organization Milli Görüs.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran has to be stopped. Its danger is increasing by the day. Iran's nuclear program is a grave threat to Israel's very existance, in fact to the entire Middle East, to Europe and to the Iranian people who are being brutally oppressed. STOP THE BOMB demands both economic and political sanctions against the Iranian regime which is controlled with iron fists by the islamist-mullahs and the revolutionary guards. Of equal importance to sanctions is the support of the democratic opposition in Iran and in exile. Please help us by joining our organization.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Monday, September 19th 2011, 9:00 AM
Vienna International Center, UNO-City
Wagramer Strasse 5 (U1-Kaisermuehlen/VIC)
Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani was appointed by Ahmadinejad and became one of his deputy vice presidents in Febuary this year. On September 19th he is meant to be taking part in the annual IAEA general conference in Vienna. Abbasi faces UN sanctions due to his direct involvement in the Iranian nuclear weapons and missile program. His name is also mentioned in the EU sanctions resolution passed in 2010. Nevertheless, the travelling restrictions were lifted for his second visit to Vienna this year. During his last stay in Vienna Abbasi-Davani himself announced that Iran will tripple its capacities of uranium enrichment, in continued disregard of UN security council resolutions. Besides rather ineffective verbal protests, there were no reactions following his remarks. People like Abbasi-Davani are working on the technological means to realize the Iranian regime's annihilation phantasies against Israel. It is known what the Iranian regime is aiming at. In the end of August Ahmadinejad repeatedly denied the Holocaust and called it a 'big lie'. Numerous regime officials demanded the annihilation of Israel during the so called 'Al Quds Day'. It is unacceptable that representatives of such a regime are moving freely in Austria. Again, Vienna is to give a forum to the Iranian regime, which persecutes homosexuals, women and minorities, organizes conferences on the denial of the Holocaust, finances worldwide jihadist terror and currently participates in the brutal suppression of the protests against its ally, the Assad regime in Syria.
- No freedom of movement for the Iranian bomb-constructor-in-chief!
- No forum for the representatives of an anti-semitic regime of Holocaust deniers!
- Prompt and harsh sanctions against Iranian oil and gas exports to hinder the Iranian regime from continuing its projects!
Among the respondents are Saudi High Commission for Humanitarian Aid and the BiH joint Saudi Committee for Humanitarian Affairsin Kosovo and Chechnya.
"Lloyd" believes that the Saudi religious organizations in Europe and the United States attentionis primarily focused on the spread of Al Qaeda's jihadist ideology, encouraging the Muslim communityto reject Western culture and values, Western recruiting Muslims for a global Jihad by raising funds to support the provision,hiding, planning and carrying out terrorist attacks.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Arid Uka, 21, has admitted to shooting and killing Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, and Airman 1st Class Zachary R. Cuddeback, 21, as they prepared to depart to Afghanistan. Two other military personnel were wounded in what has been called the first ever jihadist attack on German soil. As Uka tried to shoot a fifth person, his gun jammed, according to authorities.In court last month he said that his motivation for the shooting was essentially spontaneous – inspired by a Islamist propaganda video on the internet falsely claiming to show an Afghan woman raped by US soldiers.But prosecutors Wednesday showed evidence that Uka had been radicalized long before. Establishing that he had a long-term hatred of the US military could make it easier to prove motive and intent and get a longer sentence if Uka is convicted. He faces up to a life sentence in prison.The prosecutors introduced internet chat logs from a year before the shooting, showing Uka had spoken with friends online about Islamist violence. In the conversations he debated with acquaintances over whether violent attacks were justified in Islam. He also discussed martyrdom, prayer practices and alleged atrocities committed by US soldiers against the Iraqi population, the chats showed. Prosecutors believe Uka, who was born in northern Kosovo but grew up in the Frankfurt area, acted alone.
The rapid rise of Germany’s homegrown Islamist movement is sparking fears that it will soon turn Germany into the next European focal point of Islamic terrorism. Two recently failed plots by German Islamists to launch chemical attacks have only heightened those concerns.
Last week German authorities arrested two Islamists on suspicion of planning a chemical attack on the German capital of Berlin. The two men, one a German of Lebanese descent and the other from Gaza, had been detained after purchasing large quantities of chemicals, including cooling elements and acids used in the agriculture industry.
In April 2011 German police had thwarted a similar planned chemical attack. In that case German police arrested three German Islamists in Dusseldorf, all of whom were suspected of having links to al-Qaeda. The discovery of the Dusseldorf terror cell had been gleaned from documents uncovered in the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s quarters in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Both incidents have served to underscore the growing determination of German Islamists to inflict upon Germany the same type of devastating terrorist attacks suffered by the United States, Britain and Spain.
That pessimistic view was on stark display when German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich recently claimed that 1,000 potential Islamist terrorists were residing in Germany. According to Friedrich, 128 of them were considered highly dangerous, with many having received training in terrorist camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Understanding Germany’s ties with the Jewish state -- Interview with Munich-born Israel expert Melody Sucharewicz
There still is quite a difference between Nahles and Steinmeier – Nahles has only recently been described as over-eager, very leftist. Nahles is driven by ideology.Steinmeier holds a pragmatic position vis-a-vis Israel.Only last summer he criticized Development Minister Dirk Niebel for his Israel-criticism.The pro- and contra elements within the SPD seem to balance out each other, but of course, the more leftist, the more anti-Israel, with anti-capitalist, anti-American and pro- Palestinian resentments shaping political views more than geo-political, historical and moral facts.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
US law enforcement agents have arrested yet another Albanian for planning Jihad attacks on the US.
On September 6, US agents nabbed ethnic Albanian, Agron Hasbajrami, who is a legal U.S. resident and citizen of Albania.
Hasbajrami was in contact with a terrorist Muslim in Pakistan with whom he was planning to get Jihad training.
The indictment says that Hasbajrami wanted to travel to Pakistan to “marry with girls in paradise” – a reference to the Islamic religious belief that says that a Muslim who dies while killing lots of non-Muslims will go to heaven and be surrounded by several dozen virgin girls who will please his desires for eternity.
Hasbajrami was planning to travel to “Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (the “FATA”) for the purpose of joining a radical jihadist fighting group in Pakistan. In pursuing this goal, Hasbajrami exchanged e-mail messages with a contact in Pakistan who advised Hasbajrami that the contact’s fighting group was engaged in violent military operations and had killed American troops. Hasbajrami told his contact that he wished to travel abroad to “marry with the girls in paradise,” using jihadist rhetoric to describe his desire to die as a martyr.”
“Hasbajrami sent over $1,000 to Pakistan to support his contact’s terrorist efforts,” says the FBI.
In 1999, US bombed Serbia because it was defending itself from organized armed Albanian gunmen seeking to capture Serbia’s Kosovo province. After truce with Serbia, US-led NATO troops presided over Albanian-led ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Kosovo and US eventually recognized the Albanian terrorists as leaders of an “independent” state.
Since the diplomatic recognition of Kosovo terrorists, several other ethnic Albanians have also been implicated in terror attacks on Americans of which most notable one is on Fort Dix.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
By means of the infamous Rat Lines, Krunoslav Draganovic helped not only suspected Croatian Ustasha war criminals escape prosecution for war crimes. He also helped wanted Nazi Klaus Barbie to escape to Bolivia. Klaus Barbie was known as the “Butcher of Lyon”, or “boucher de Lyon”. As a Gestapo leader stationed in Lyons, he was accused of being responsible for the murder of French Resistance leader Jean Moulin and 44 Jewish children from Izieu. He was accused of playing a role in the deaths of 4,000 civilians in France during World War II. In 1987, he was convicted in France of committing “crimes against humanity.”
The US government was aware of Barbie’s role in the Holocaust in France and that he was wanted as a suspected war criminal by the French government. Yet the US used Barbie as an asset in the Cold War and helped him escape.
What role did the US play in the Rat Lines? What role did the US play in the escape of Klaus Barbie? What was Klaus Barbie’s role in the Holocaust in France?
Friday, September 09, 2011
RT: Multiculturalism has failed, say European leaders. But what are the actual consequences of that failure?
KAS: If by multiculturalism you mean people from southern Europe, Germany, northern Europe, Hungary, Poland, Russia, all European nations, living together, then no, it has not failed. There is no problem at all.The problem is with the Muslims. It’s not the people who constitute the problem, but Islam. And Islam comes with Muslim people. They build active groups that promote Islam and advocate the establishment of Sharia law. And Sharia law, particular its criminal section, is absolutely impossible for European relationships. We have religious pluralism in Europe and not a single religion is dominant. But Islam is the religion that tolerates another religion as long as it has no power. Secularization was the biggest political event for Europe. It meant that state and church were divided and no one is entitled to impose its religion. I am determined against any tolerance of Sharia law. But it has nothing to do with tolerating Muslim people.
The number of potential Islamic terrorists currently living in Germany has jumped to around 1,000, according to new information provided by the German Interior Ministry.
Many of these home-grown Islamic radicals are apparently socially alienated Muslim youths who are being inflamed by German-language Islamist propaganda that promotes hatred of the West. In some cases, the extremists are being encouraged to join sleeper cells and to one day "awaken" and commit terrorist attacks in Germany and elsewhere.
In a September 4 interview with Bild, Germany's largest-circulation newspaper, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said: "We have almost 1,000 people who could be described as possible Islamist terrorists. Of these, 128 are highly dangerous, that is to say, they are known to be capable of committing serious crimes, including terrorist attacks."
Friedrich said that around 20 of these had received training in camps in places such as Afghanistan and Pakistan that are associated with terrorist groups. He said that these individuals are at least partly under surveillance by Germany's security services.
Although the death of Osama bin Laden has damaged the al-Qaeda terrorist network, the group still represents a threat, Friedrich said. Nevertheless, "the greatest danger today is rather individual offenders. They are difficult to detect," he said.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The spread of Islamic Sharia law in Germany is far more advanced than previously thought, and German authorities are "powerless" to do anything about it, according to a new book about the Muslim shadow justice system in Germany.
The 236-page book titled "Judges Without Law: Islamic Parallel Justice Endangers Our Constitutional State," which was authored by Joachim Wagner, a German legal expert and former investigative journalist for ARD German public television, says Islamic Sharia courts are now operating in all of Germany's big cities.
This "parallel justice system" is undermining the rule of law in Germany, Wagner says, because Muslim arbiters-cum-imams are settling criminal cases out of court without the involvement of German prosecutors or lawyers before law enforcement can bring the cases to a German court.
Settlements reached by the Muslim mediators often mean perpetrators are able to avoid long prison sentences, while victims receive large sums in compensation or have their debts cancelled, in line with Sharia law, according to Wagner. In return, they are required to make sure their testimony in court does not lead to a conviction.
German police do investigate cases involving serious crimes. But parallel to that, special Muslim arbitrators, also known as "peace judges," are commissioned by the families concerned to mediate and reach an out-of-court settlement.
In an interview with the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Wagner said political correctness in Germany is contributing to the problem: "I've studied 16 recent crime cases here with Muslim citizens involved. In almost 90% of all cases where Muslim arbitrators were commissioned, the perpetrators were acquitted by German courts or the cases were dropped altogether by the prosecution for lack of evidence. It's an alarming finding, and it throws a bad light on our courts."
A 24-year-old German of Lebanese origin and a 28-year-old Palestinian were detained and an Islamic cultural club in the northern part of the city had been searched, the authorities said.A police spokesman confirmed a Berliner Morgenpost report that the two men were stockpiling chemicals that could be used to make an explosive device. Apart from the club in the northern district Wedding, the men’s flats in the districts of Neukölln and Kreuzberg are also being searched.According to the newspaper, the two men had collected large quantities of coolant and acid used in agriculture. Police said the suspects intended to mix the substances to make a bomb.The men are said to have regularly spent time in the club, and sometimes stayed there over night. Police have apparently been keeping them under surveillance for two months. There are as yet no indications they had ties to al-Qaida or other terrorist groups.The investigation began when chemical companies in Berlin and the state of Baden-Württemberg alerted police to the suspicious orders, the newspaper said."They could have created a highly explosive device with it," a police spokesman said.Agricultural chemicals were also used by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik for his 500-kg bomb attack on the Norwegian government in Oslo in July, which killed eight people.It is not clear what the men were planning to do with the bomb. The spokesman said there was no immediate connection with the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States this Sunday or the Pope’s visit to Berlin later in the month."We have no indication that a bomb was meant to explode here on September 11," the spokesman said.Der Tagesspiegel newspaper said on its website that authorities had had themen under round-the-clock surveillance."We barely had mobile operations commando forces available for other duties because they were all committed to the terror cell," an unnamed investigator told the paper.The GdP police union said the arrests underlined the risk factor posed by Islamists in Germany."Those who think that the situation has returned to normal 10 years after the terrible attacks in the United States and the death of Osama bin Laden once stand corrected," GdP chairman Bernhard Witthaut said.Germany has around 5,000 troops in Afghanistan under NATO command. Authorities say the Islamist scene is large and dangerous, with about 1,000 members across the country.A 21-year-old Kosovar went on trial last week for killing two US airmen who were heading to Afghanistan from the western city of Frankfurt in March, in what has been called the first jihadist attack on German soil.In 2007 police thwarted a major plot to attack US soldiers and civilians in Germany and Islamic militants in 2006 placed suitcases with homemade bombs on two regional trains at Cologne's main station. They failed to detonate, averting an almost certain bloodbath.And three of the September 11, 2001 suicide hijackers including their ringleader Mohammed Atta, who flew the first plane into the World Trade Center, lived in the northern port city of Hamburg before moving to the United States.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
German Mideast association expels Iran expert; Israeli Embassy, Jewish community, and German scholars slam academic for boycott.
BERLIN - An Israeli academic was expelled from a slated October conference because his affiliation with an academic institution located in the settlement of Ariel, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Over the weekend Ronen A. Cohen, an expert on modern Iran received an Email banning him from participation in the 18th International Congress of DAVO in Berlin on October 6-8, “It is not acceptable that a representative of an illegally established Israeli university in the occupied territories is participating in this conference,” wrote Dr. Günter Meyer, who chairs the German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation.
“The settlement of Ariel represents a clear violation of international law. This cannot be tolerated by DAVO,” wrote Meyer.
According to the DAVO program Cohen was listed to speak on “The Iranian Hojjatiyeh—an Anti-Baha'i Sect—The Real Followers of the Mahdi.”
Cohen, who is presently in Israel, told the Post during a telephone interview that “I represent myself.”
He added, “I am not going there to give a talk about Ariel, about the territories or the Israel-Palestinian situation.”
It is “unfair to mix politics with the academy” and wants to “present his research,” said Cohen who is affiliated with the Ariel University Center of Samaria.
In the past, he said, when there was an attempt to exclude him from delivering a paper in Los Angeles, defenders of academic freedom resisted the boycott effort.
“In Europe it is different,” said Cohen.
News of the Email unleashed a storm of criticism from Israel's Embassy in Berlin, the city's Jewish community, the University of Mainz, and German academics.
The embassy “strongly opposes the boycott of an Israeli researcher based on his academic affiliation. Such a boycott does not contribute to academic freedom,” said Emmanuel Nahshon, the deputy chief of mission for Israel's Embassy in Germany.
Dr. Peter Waldmann, who heads the Jewish community in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate where DAVO is located compared Meyer's actions with the Nazis in the 1930s who expelled Jewish academics from universities.
He charged that Meyer was an anti-Zionist who applied a double standard by inviting professors from the Arab world to the conference even though they are from countries that violate human rights.
The local Jewish community finds Meyer's decision to be "extraordinarily problematic, a political catastrophe, and very , very bad,” said Waldmann.
Meyer told the Post via Email that “As stressed before, DAVO expelled Mr. Cohen on the basis of international law. This has nothing to do with modern anti-Semitism because scholars from Israel with the exception of universities in the occupied territories are welcome.”
Meyer could not cite any academics with the exception of Israelis who have been expelled over the years from DAVO events.
“As Chairman of the Advisory Council of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) I excepted the decision of the organizing General Secretariat of WOCMES-2 in Amman 2007 to exclude two scholars from Ariel and informed them accordingly,” he said.
After the Post contacted the Johannes Gutenberg- University in Mainz (JGU), where Meyer works, the management of JGU deleted the DAVO website from the university server, according to a spokeswoman from university.
The JGU administration told the Post that the university “strictly rejects all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia. We regret that Dr. Cohen was not invited to speak.”
The JGU administration said Meyer “is as active as a private person for DAVO and not in his academic post as a professor at JGU” and the “DAVO is not an institution or institute of the JGU and we did not have any knowledge that DAVO was listed on the University's server.”
Dr. Matthias Küntzel, a political scientist in Hamburg and leading expert on German-Iranian relations, told the Post on Tuesday, “a publicly funded academic association like DAVO should,in view of the historical experience in Germany,be the first to distance itself from all boycott measures against Israeli academics.” He continued that “it is totally unacceptable that the DAVO will therefore not allow an academic to speak at its planned congress because he teaches as an Israeli citizen at Ariel university.”
Küntzel added that “Israel cannot be made responsible for the fact that the international legal status of the West Bank remains disputable.” He said that “the educational opportunities are offered to not only Israeli Jews but hundreds of Israeli Arabs, which is one of the few rays of hope in the Middle East.”
He called on the DAVO to rescind its “unspeakable” decision and allow the Iran-expert Dr. Cohen to speak at the congress.
Dr. Clemens Heni, a German academic and expert on modern anti-Semitism and Islam in the Federal Republic, told the Post that uninviting "an Israeli scholar from Ariel University is outrageous and unacceptable, though a typical action taken by German scholars in the field of Islam and Middle Eastern Studies. The city of Ariel is in the disputed territories. Obviously DAVO does not like Jews living in the so called West Bank, which in fact is the land of Samaria (like the city of Ariel), a land Jews lived for thousands of years.”
Heni said his new book Schadenfreude. Islamic Studies and Antisemitism in Germany after 9/11 addresses the controversial association DAVO. He noted that the upcoming DAVO congress does not offer “a single lecture or workshop on Muslim or Arab antisemitism.”
He sees the the boycott of Ariel University by DAVO and Meyer as “part of the worldwide anti-Semitic BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) campaign."
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
“The European Union is based on the Nazi plans published in Berlin in 1942.”
In 2008, director of the Freenations site Rodney Atkinson — former British Ministerial Adviser, author, and lecturer at University of Mainz in Germany — sent out the following press release:
26th June 2008 - “THE NAZIS AND FASCISTS WHO FOUNDED THE EUROPEAN UNION - AND THEIR INFLUENCE TODAY: RECORDING ON CD of a speech given at a public meeting at the House of Commons in February 2008 chaired by Philip Davies MP by Rodney Atkinson
Monday, September 05, 2011
Also present was Oskar Freysinger of the Swiss Peoples' Party, Kent Ekeroth of the Sweden Democrats, Marc Doll and other prominent FREIHEIT members, as well as many prominent critics of political Islam. The event was hosted in Stauffenbergstrasse, in memory of Graf von Stauffenberg, the most prominent opponent of the German National Socialist regime during World War II. Due to acute threats from violent anti-democratic forces, which remain powerful in Berlin, the exact location was kept secret until a day before it took place.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
The genocide committed against the Serbian populations of Bosnia-Hercegovina and Croatia, united during World War II into the Independent State of Croatia, or the NDH, is undisputed and irrefutable. Yet it has been covered-up and suppressed in the U.S.and in the West. Even though censored, the genocide is thoroughly documented and established.
The Bosnian Muslim role and complicity in the Holocaust and their role in the genocide committed in Bosnia during World War II against Serbs, Jews, and Gypsies has likewise been covered up. Not only is there Bosnian Muslim complicity in the genocide against the Serbian population in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Croatia. The Bosnian Muslims also played a role in the Holocaust.
Bosnian Muslims were integral members of the Ustasha leadership. Bosnian Muslim Dzafer-beg Kulenovic (1891-1956) was the Vice President of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) between 1941 and 1945, being one of the highest ranking Muslims in the NDH. He had also been the President of the Yugoslav Muslim Organization, Jugoslovenska Muslimanska Organizacija (JMO), since 1939. The JMO was the largest and most popular Bosnian Muslim political party in Yugoslavia. It represented the mainstream. It was not a fringe or peripheral group. Kulenovic thus represented the Bosnian Muslim mainstream population.
There has (also) been public criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel for welcoming Bin Laden’s death…
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Friday, September 02, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Iranian regime´s annual anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli ceremony, the Al-Quds Day, was held in Berlin on Saturday August 27. Al-Quds Day was initiated by Khomeini 33 years ago after the revolution, calls upon all Muslims to demonstrate their anger and hostility against the Jewish State on last Friday of Ramadan.
In Berlin, every year Islamic fundamentalists, mostly connected to the Iranian regime´s embassy and Hezbollah, organize a rally to show their support of Tehran and hatred of Israel. Ironically, this year again, the non-Iranian descents, mostly Arabs and Turks who take part in this event outnumbered Iranians overwhelmingly.
On the same day, another crowd confronted Islamists and tried to send a different message. The German special anti-riot forces with full equipments separated Islamic fundamentalist from the opponents who responded to the Stop The Bomb´s call to show the danger of radical Islam not only to Israel but to the region and the whole world. Stop The Bomb is a European non-partisan watchdog group that monitors the Iranian regime´s nuclear and fundamentalist activities in Germany and pushes for sanctions against the Iranian regime.
Dr. Kazem Moussavi, the leader of Green Party of Iran in Germany, was the only Iranian speaker in this counter rally opposing fundamentalists commemorating Al-Quds. As reported by Jerusalem Post, " Dr. Moussavi, a leading Iranian dissident in Germany who fled the Islamic Republic because of political repression, delivered an extensive analysis on the situation of Iran’s domestic crackdown to the pro-Israel demonstrators. He said the “entire situation is already a catastrophe and scarcely manageable. Every eight hours an opponent of the regime is hanged, every hour 80 people are kidnapped, tortured and raped.”
Dr. Moussavi continued his speech pointing to the Arab Spring, "recent uprisings in the Arab world demonstrate the fact that Israel is not the enemy of people in the Middle East but these are dictators who slaughter their own people and fortunately from Egypt to Libya, people are becoming free. They are getting rid of dictators and anti-Semitic thoughts"
He criticized western countries specially the US that did not support the Iranian people when they confronting the regime during the 2009-2010 uprising. Dr. Moussavi also, slammed the so-called green movement leaders who contributed to the fading of the uprising by trying to keep in the boundaries of the regime constitution.
"Dr. Moussavi said the human rights situation for women and religious, ethnic and sexual minorities is getting worse in Iran. He criticized a top leader of the German Green Party, Claudia Roth for meeting with “murderers hostile to women” in Iran, Roth, who donned a head scarf while meeting last October with leading Iranian politicians who have denied the Holocaust and brutally decimated the pro-democracy movement in Iran, has faced accusations of placating Iranian human rights violators. " Jerusalem Post added.