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January 30, 2011

"We Are Europeans"


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"We are Europeans, let me remind you, and must have the same rights as any other resident, with the same opportunities available to every European," Zoni Weisz, Survivor of the Holocaust.
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Ede and Unku, was once a book that Nazi Germany deemed to be "un-German" due to its tale about a German boy falling in love with a Roma girl. It is now going to be the name of a Berlin road in commemoration of the estimated 500,000 Roma who died in the Holocaust.
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Johann Trollmann, a Sinti "Gypsy" who won the German light-heavyweight title but was not given the title by the Nazis in 1933. The Nazis then had him sent to die in a concentration camp. Now Germany is set to name a Berlin school after him in remembrance of the injustice he suffered along with the other "Gypsy" prisoners.
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This year the Germans will be unveiling a new monument to remember the thousands of Roma who died. It will be dedicated to Roma and Sinti.
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Yet despite all this the persecution of Roma continues in France and Italy without very much rebuke from Germany. England and other countries continue to segregate Roma and Sinti from the rest of society. Jobbik in Hungary remains relentless in its demonetization of the "Gypsy" class.
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However the move by Germany to have its first Roma Holocaust survivor as speaker at Germany's Holocaust Remembrance Day is a drastic leap forward. It was 1982 before Germany had even recognized the Roma and Sinti killed in the Holocaust. So the fact that they allowed both Zoni Weisz and Roma musician Ferenc Snetberger to be present at the ceremony was a monumental event.
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Mr. Weisz took the opportunity to point out the hardships currently faced by his people in Europe.
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"It is unacceptable that a people that has been discriminated against and oppressed for centuries is today, in the 21st Century, still shut out and robbed of any honest chance of a better future." Mr. Weisz declared.
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His point seemed to be taken more seriously than ever before as the Germans present applauded and validated his remarks. We still have yet to see if France and other European countries will take the German Parliament's lead. We also have yet to see if this display in German Parliament will fully filter out into the German society.
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At any rate this was a great way to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz, a camp in which both Jews and Roma were killed.
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Source Documents for this Post
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BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12295614
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7844797.stm
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ABC News
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/28/3123662.htm?section=justin
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Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/27/us-germany-holocaust-roma-idUSTRE70Q6FW20110127
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Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty
http://www.rferl.org/content/polish_german_president_auchwitz_holocaust/2289012.html
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Deutshe Welle
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14798859,00.html

January 28, 2011

Islamophobia... Fact or Fiction?

Hatred Knows No Bounds





When many hear the term "Islamophobia" they think of some far left liberal media outlet pushing the latest PC term of the day. However many cases throughout the Christian dominated West have proven the term to be at least loosely based in fact. And for those who believe it to be "fiction", most seem to have a bias against Islam and Muslims to begin with.

In Greece attacks on Muslims have risen like a rocket over the last few years alone. More disturbingly is the fact that many of the attacks go without punishment or rebuke by the public in general. The fact that Greece sets right next door to a massive Muslim state (Turkey) doesn't exactly help either.

In one attack Bangladeshi Muslims were attacked while attending prayers in a Muslim man's basement. The attackers, suspected to be members of a far-right group called Golden Dawn, began with simply screaming obscenities and hateful slurs down into the basement. When the attackers found that they could not deter the worshipers with their words they quickly turned to violence.

Smashing the windows to the basement, the attackers began throwing gasoline filled beer bottles down amongst the worshipers. Flames quickly erupted and scattered the fifty some worshipers. With some luck the fire was put out and the basement was secured by local police. Yet no attackers were ever punished or arrested despite the attempt to lock the worshipers down in the basement while setting fire to it.

It had taken three hours to free the worshipers while the attackers continued with their attempts to set fire to the prayer room once again... with the worshipers locked in.

Greece has promised its growing Muslim population a mosque of their own (all houses of worship are sponsored in one way or another by the state in Greece). Since the early 19Th century the Greeks have made this hollow promise. It wasn't until a mass attack on Muslims last year that Greece has even decided to find a plot of land. And even in this, the Greek government has stalled in building the mosque due to arguing amongst the government officials.

All the while attacks on Greek Muslims continue as bigoted attackers take out their frustrations with a seemingly ever growing minority. Many of the far-right groups in Greece even draw upon the "Spartan" heritage of their ancestors to recruit even the most mild of racist amongst them. Others simply try to paint the "immigrants" as the "hordes" that led to the fall of Rome (note that they try not to remind the Greeks of their own fall to the Ottomans).

In other parts of Europe the attacks on Muslims are still predominately hate speech at best. But as studies show, the attitude in Greece appears to indicate the future attitude in other parts of Europe... i.e. Italy, Spain, and France. Therefore it is not unreasonable to assume that if police and government officials in Greece are not likely to go after anti-Islamic attackers than other states may allow such attacks to occur too. And the rise in acceptance of hate speech in public forums (such as the European radio and newspapers... both online and in print) does show a trend toward the xenophobia that now holds Greece by its throat.

Now I'm not saying that Europe should stifle or censor its "free press" in any way. However, its governments should be more capable of noting the difference between simply discussing Islam and attacking those who follow its tenants. Yet it appears that most in Europe find the lack of distinction between these two to be acceptable.

Here in America we have the far-left constantly accusing the far-right of being "Islamophobic". This is one reason that the lack of sensitivity to a persons religion has become far to common place in American society (i.e. Family Guy). Instead of polite discussion we far too often resort to constant attacks meant to magnify the stigmas surrounding the Islamic faith.

For the far-right in American society the hate speech usually comes from the same fear of immigrants one might find when talking about Latinos. Yet when it comes to Islam they usually attack the ideas of "Shariah Law" or other extreme elements that exploit Islam. None seem to realize that under the current Constitutional law no such law in accordance with Shariah law could ever be passed. But that's not the point... the associating of Muslims in America to Shariah Law is the same as associating all Native Americans with the "peace pipe".

For the far-left, the real forebears of Islamophobia, the attacks on Muslims comes from their need to "coddle" their potential voters. This need to be condescending toward an entire group of people does nothing to help them but more so toward crippling them. It is a well known fact that minorities in this country face some form of discrimination. That seems to be an unavoidable fact of living in a multicultural society. Coddling and belittling a people based upon the attributes that make them a minority in the first place only serves to forever remind them of their place in a supposedly inclusive society.

In the end we should be looking toward Greece to study what we all wish to avoid... the growth of true hate crimes from primitive bigotry. We should look toward the 9/11 hijackers to see where such hatred leads. We should be looking at ourselves to understand just why we seem to be incapable of openly accepting this group of people and those other minorities we also live with.

Once we have done these things we should then be a little more willing to open our minds to the views of Muslims and be far more willing to study their religion with an open heart. I'm not saying we should convert or compromise our own culture, but we cannot truly understand a people if we constantly refuse to understand the faith they follow. It after all does define them in its own way. It greatly contributes to the way they think, interact with others, and the way they love one another.

In the end, I believe we would be a better nation if we were to accept the Muslims as they are and not for what we wish them to be. We are, after all, a country that espouses the virtues of freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for ourselves and our countrymen. And it was once proven in the blood of those who fought on battlefields like Gettysburg that we, as a nation, could no longer stand the injustice of having one group placed below all the rest. So why today would we wish to keep separate our Muslim brothers and sisters from the same dreams of freedom and prosperity that our forefathers passed down to us? And why should we accept an ignorant hatred of them while claiming to be a nation based on justice and equality?









Source Documents for this Post

The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/rising-tide-of-islamophobia-engulfs-athens/article1856460/

January 27, 2011

Norway Set to Study Anti Semitic Mood in Norway

Never Again... perhaps.
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The Norwegian government is set to begin its study of anti Semitic attitudes that appear to be on the rise in Norway. With recent attacks on Norwegian synagogues and persistent public expressions of anti Semitic sentiments by new media the uptick of bigotry has sparked Norway's nerves.
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The Oslo-based Holocaust Center of Oslo's Bygdoy will be doing the study after having received the equivalent of 530,000 US dollars. This study will be targeted mainly at the rise of anti Semitic attitudes among common Norwegians and other bigotries targeting the Roma population and Muslims.
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Many groups on the right seem to be weary when it comes to studying their hatred for Islam and even more perturbed by the investigating of their disgust for Jews. The many political parties dedicated to the far right are even more perturbed by the fact that government money is being spent on such a study. They seem to believe that the said money should be spent like Sweden does... giving the Muslims a dollar and sending them out the door... so to speak.
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So why the resistance to such a study?
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Lately the government has been pushed to respond to the rise of anti Semitic "bullying" in Norwegian schools. The bullies have been documented calling their targeted victims "Jewish pigs" (Juden glisten in Norsk) and "Fucking Jew" (no clear translation at this time). The Teachers present at the time of the attacks, even during physical attacks, have done little or nothing to stop the bullying.
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During one attack near a school a Jewish child was threatened to be "taken out into the woods and hung because he was a Jew". When attacked the boy managed to break free and run for home... fleeing for his life.
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Many of the attacks are blamed on the "Muslim kids" in Norwegian schools. However many attacks happen when a traditional white, blonde haired, blue eyed Norsk child is the bully. But the attacker doesn't seem to be the main problem here... no matter what the race or religious background of the bully. Its the teachers and principles of the schools.
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One teacher is documented as defending the bully by claiming "these things happen to all of us". The kid the bully was targeting had received death threats on numerous occasions... the reason... for being Jewish. Yet the teacher claimed that we all receive death threats for no apparent reason instead of punishing the bully in any manner.
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When the attacker happens to be Muslim, teachers are even less likely to punish the bully. This appears to happen due to the commonplace opinion in Norway that Jews are the reason for the Muslim's problems... i.e. Palestine.
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Thus we come to the most anti Semitic attitude in Norway... blame the victim. No matter how removed from the problems in the West Bank the Jews in Norway are considered to be the source of the conflict. Despite the fact that almost none of Norway's Jews were born or have ever lived in Israel they are still associated with any unrest in the Middle East.
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Therefore the problems in Norway can be linked to the problems in Holland. In both countries the public attitude has been one of unity in its bios view of Judaism. Both countries pity all Muslims due to the bigoted view that all Muslims are like Palestinians. Both countries then blame all Jews due to the bigoted opinion that all Jews must think alike and therefore are just as "evil" as Israeli Jews.
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None seem to be capable of grasping the fact that no ethnic group is totally united in any manner in their individual ways of thinking or personal beliefs. The majority of any given group does not ever represent the opinions of the entire minority group. The majority of a country's population does however unfortunately represent the country's given opinion.
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As far as the Roma are concerned in this study... Norway is just like Sweden. They want the Romani gone. No government programme has ever been adequately funded or even fully set up to help Romani become incorporated into Norwegian society. Instead government sponsored programmes in Norway have historically been set up to attack Roma (in the past Norway has had state sponsored "spay and neuter" programmes to limit the ability of Romany to reproduce... which constitutes genocide by definition). So as far as this study goes... the Romani will be lucky if the Norse study does them any justice whatsoever.
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We here at Alder's Ledge should be grateful at the very least that a European country (not a member of the European Union) is attempting to curb anti Semitism in some manner. This is at the very least a step in the right direction. Perhaps Norway will be one country that doesn't have to tell its Jewish population to "get out" while they still can (like Holland did a week ago). Perhaps Norway will be a country that can honestly say they tried to live up to that famous phrase... Never Again.
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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Lest we forget that all evil needs to succeed is for us to remain silent... wake up oh sleeping giant.
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Source Documents for this Post.
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Views and News from Norway
http://www.newsinenglish.no/2011/01/27/state-set-to-survey-anti-semitism/
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The Foreigner
http://theforeigner.no/pages/news/holocaust-centre-to-chart-norwegians-semitic-views/
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http://theforeigner.no/pages/news/anti-semitism-common-in-norwegian-schools/
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January 19, 2011

Roma Expulsions Continue In French Riviera

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Nazi Politics Being Perfected
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According to European Union law it is, and has been for some time, legal for countries like France and Germany to deport "foreign nationals". This law however is selectively applied seeing as how French insist that their deportations of Roma are legal due to them being from Romania and Bulgaria. And as far as the Union is concerned, it is legal to restrict the movement of certain "foreign nationals" due to the country of their origin.
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January 14Th, CLSPD (local security and prevention against delinquency contract) invaded 25 Roma dwellings and forced the evictions of 160 Romani. This was carried out under direct orders of Christian Estrosi in an attempt to rid Plaine-du-Var of its Roma population.
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This tactic of removing and deporting Roma while the outside world remains unaware has become France's new normal. They no longer are being as brazen as they were back in the summer of 2010. However they still are testing the waters one "camp" at a time. In 2011 we will most likely be seeing the trains that Germany used to ship the Jews to Auschwitz arriving in Paris soon enough... this is somewhat sarcastic seeing as how France has been using planes to deport its targeted populations.
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What is even more shocking than the deportations is the fact that under France law any town or village with a population of 5000 or more must provide land for the Roma. Two currently exist in the areas around Plaine-du-Var in Nice and Antibes. Neither of these are sufficient and neither has electricity or running water. But what does France say about it... "we have the right to deport any "foreign nationals" (this and the threat that any Roma caught in Alpes-Maritimes will face a 15,000 euro fine and one year in prison).
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All the while the Roma that remain in "designated areas" and act like "good little... (insert racist slur here)" have to deal with the fact that in France they are less than second class citizens. If they "stay on the reservation", so to speak, they don't have access to the basics of modern life. But they do get the opportunity to live without the looming fear of being attacked by SWAT style police in the middle of the night.
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Christian Estrosi on the other hand was able to force the evictions of 160 Roma without concern. His only other problems he has to deal with is how to get a high speed rail from Nice to Genoa by 2018. Oh, and he needs to finish his plans on how to get IKEA to refurbish France's fifth best chance at an iconic city.
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Nice's latest exploits in Nazi style politics only goes to show just how much Europe needs a new plan on how to cope with its Roma population. The Dutch have their "multiculturalism", which is new age Nazism, while the Germans tend to stick to their time tested forms of racism. England just tends to treat Roma like the red headed stepchildren of Europe. And all these methods are just not working.
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The Roma currently suffer under the rise of ethnocentric Europe as the rest of the world idly stands by and watches. It just goes to show that we tend not to bother with other countries affairs till we can in good conscience boldly declare "Never Again".
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Source Documents for this post...
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The Riviera Times
http://www.rivieratimes.com/index.php/provence-cote-dazur-article/items/roma-expulsions-continue-six-months-after-summer-fiasco-1901.html
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http://www.rivieratimes.com/index.php/provence-cote-dazur-article/items/nice-can-say-hello-to-ikea-at-last-1901.html
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http://www.rivieratimes.com/index.php/provence-cote-dazur-article/items/estrosi-plots-high-speed-line-to-connect-nice-to-genoa-by-2018-1301.html

January 18, 2011

Serbian Swastikas

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"Roma,too, Out of Serbia"
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The odd slogan, neo-Nazi in origin, has begun to be heard around the Serbian town of Pozega. Nazi symbols including the infamous swastika have begun to appear around the town as racist vandals make their mark. Locals have even gone as far as to request the deportations of Roma from Pozega and other Serbian towns and cities.
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This rise of Nazi style racism comes upon the heels of last years attacks on Roma in Jabuka, Serbia. After that attack the Serbian police encouraged Roma to "lock themselves in their homes". This recommendation only led to making the Roma population vulnerable to the dreaded Molotov attacks.
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In neighboring countries Molotovs have been used against the Romani populations and small attacks with rifles and pistols have occurred. This is the threat the Roma now face in Serbia. The Serbian government however is not looking seriously into the crimes, despite their claims to be looking into "banning 14 groups" of extremist.
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In Serbia's break away territory, Kosovo, the Roma still have to worry about state backed terrorism. According to a report for the General Council of Europe the Kosovo Liberation Army leader, now president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci and his boys still use attacks on Roma and other minorities to maintain power. Romani citizens are said to be targeted for their organs which are then sold on the European black market. They are also attacked as "targets of opportunity".
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All this continues to happen as the EU backs majority parties such as the Jobbik Party which hate the Roma and Jews. Yet we are meant to believe that the European Union is seriously going to push for "Roma inclusion" into European society? I do not believe that the European Union has the courage to attack the far right or the far left amongst them. Instead they continue to "fortify Europe" so that only a certain class of European is allowed to live in peace.
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I do however hope that the European Union, ironically led by Hungary (the home of Jobbik and the Nazi Hungarian Guard), will make some form of progress in this somewhat noble cause. If they can at least decrease the number of deportations or attacks they will have made at the very least a small step toward "Never Again".
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Source Documents for this post
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New Kosova Report
http://www.newkosovareport.com/201101172236/Region/racims-in-serbia-deportation-of-roma-requsted.html
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Balkan Insight
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/serbia-press-review-january-12-2011
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World Politics Review
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/7488/kosovo-going-rogue

January 17, 2011

Brits Once Again Set to Push Roma Back Onto the Road

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No Rest for the Weary
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Beausale, near Warwickshire England, 13 families are once again being pushed back onto the highways by local government. Their RV style homes are again being subjected to the stereotypes of local British "town planning" committees. The land they are currently staying on is not used and neither subject to any upcoming development plans.
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The community around the area however is dead set upon keeping the Roma out. It doesn't matter to them if the families need things like schools, health care, and permanent homes. They only view the Roma as a "stigmatic" population that is in their eyes certain to bring things like; prostitution, drugs, and crime.
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Since May of last year these families have not once been reported to have instigated or even partaken in such things as those listed above. They have however attempted time and time again to integrate into the society around them. It is British society however that continues to push the Romani back out onto the road with its boot up their arse for good measure.
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District councillor Sue Gallagher claims, “Nothing has changed. They are there without planning permission. It does not matter whether they are Gypsies or not. It’s a group of people on a greenfield site without planning permission. That’s what the appeal is for. “This is not a Gypsy hunt.”
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And yet the Brits continue to only enforce these sorts of laws and regulations when convenient... or when a "Gypsy" is the target.
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Locals have rallied behind Sue by forming a group they call Friends of Green Belt (FROG). This group is directly opposed to the Roma and their "development" of the Green Belt field. They would much rather see the field overgrown and unused than to allow the 13 families to live their.
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As of today the local community has lodged over 400 complaints and a petition with 333 signatures that directly opposes the 13 families. The petition includes opposition to exactly 13 mobile homes, 13 caravans of "travelers", and 13 utility rooms on the site.
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But we are supposed to believe that “This is not a Gypsy hunt.”
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Source Document for this Article;
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Kenilworth Weekly News
http://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/news/local/inquiry_will_determine_if_gypsies_can_stay_or_go_1_2307430

January 14, 2011

What Happens When Auschwitz Comes Back On Line?

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Anti-Semitism Making A Comeback
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The French Front National party is now applying a "feminine" touch to its party... the ousted leader is placing his daughter at the head of the Front National. Jean-Marie Le Pen is now a thing of the past. His daughter Marine however will not fully change the party rhetoric... references to the "gas chambers" will still be present if the Front National wants to win the French Presidency in 2012. However the racist propaganda will simply be made more "family friendly".
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When the Democrats wanted to change their image during President George W. Bush's second term they elected a "grandma" figure as Speaker of the House. Marine will simply fill this same need on behalf of the Front National.
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In a recent release by the United State's State Department France's anti-Semitic incidents have risen by 300 percent since 2009. These said incidents involve public figures slandering Jews in general, defacing of synagogues, news papers publishing blatantly anti-Semitic remarks and images, government officials and party leaders committing acts of "blood libel" and slander against Jews in general, and political parties running on openly anti-Semitic platforms. Front National being the lead party to have committed acts of and encouraging acts of anti-Semitism.
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States Department Special Envoy Representative, Hannah S. Rosenthal told NewsMax.com that “When you find some rhetoric, whether it’s from a government official, from a religious leader, from a community leader, or in graffiti that calls for killing or harming Jews, that clearly is an incident of anti-Semitism." She went on to clarify; “When Jews are accused of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing and [people] blame all Jews around the world, that’s an act of anti-Semitism. When Jews are accused of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust, that’s an act of anti-Semitism.”
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The accurate reporting of new in regards to Israel is not an act of anti-Semitism (according to the States Department and Hannah S. Rosenthal). And yet it has become increasingly rare in Europe to be capable of finding news articles accurately reporting on Israel. It is however easy to find news articles that slander the state of Israel and openly question its legitimacy.
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While France descends into the grips of the far right the rest of Europe seems to already be already there. Germany now has entire states that are controlled and governed by political parties and politicians that openly admit to being neo-Nazis. The radicals in Germany find time to have shooting practice in the woods near their villages. Others are encouraged to openly attack and drive out their Jewish neighbors.
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Hungary on the other hand doesn't need to isolate its right wingers... they already control the federal government there. The Jobbik Party in Hungary (the second largest in Hungary) marches through Jewish neighborhoods with Nazi era flags (flags the Nazi conspirators in Hungary used). All the while they wear Nazi armbands and sign songs that glorify Hitler and the concentration camps. Yet their main target has recently taken the back seat while the Jobbik party attempts to ethnically cleanse its country of its Roma minority.
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The Czech Republic and its surrounding neighboring countries all have recently taken their "double genocide" law before the EU so as to openly deny the Holocaust's importance in their nations' histories. Some might argue that in a country where the population openly did the Nazi's dirty work one might want to "forgive and forget". But if we have learned nothing from our combined history as human beings it is that "if we do not learn from our past we are damned to repeat it".
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So as the question above stated... What happens when Auschwitz comes back on line?
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In a Europe so deeply embedded in economic woes and ethnic tensions Hitler issued the first "Final Solution". Today we look at a Europe that is once again deeply embedded in economic woes and steeped in ethnic and religious tensions (as the Dutch "warning to the visible Jews" points out). Can we be looking at a Europe that could possibly issue a truly final solution of its own?
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In my eyes it is a haunting issue that camps like Auschwitz remain in near working condition. Some may argue that the camps could not be used in their present state of existence... but how much work really needs to be done to kill people there? Others may point out the fact that they are reminders of our past and that I agree. But the issue remains, besides rebuilding the gas chambers and furnaces, the camps could now house nearly the same amount of people as they did in World War Two.
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Look at the camps we housed the Japanese in during World War Two. How long would it take to rebuild those?
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In Europe we witnessed the rebuilding and reconstructing of death camps during the "civil wars" in the Balkans. These death camps, constructed by Serbs, were used to destroy or diminish the targeted population. They were built without concern for the safety or comfort of the imprisoned... for obvious reasons. Thus, these camps took rather little time to bring on line.
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With the intent of causing death by design, concentration camps can be constructed quickly and cheaply. They need not be comfortable to live in nor do they need to support human life in even the most primitive form. Thus Auschwitz is possibly already in working order.
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So I should go on to ask who would be sent to a newly operational Auschwitz?
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Sadly the same groups of people targeted by Hitler would be sent to newly built or refurbished death camp. Roma, mentally ill, any political decenter, anti-socials, and yes... the Jews would be targets once again. The only groups missing in this proposed new Holocaust would be the homosexuals, communist, and Polish (unless they happen to be of any group listed in the targeted list).
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A new addition might be added in my opinion. Muslims, who the Europeans invited into their countries yet now resent, could be targeted due to religious differences. Most people who are watching the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe disagree with me due to the stereotype that claims Muslims are "natural enemies" of Jews. However the laws being passed across most of Europe show clearly the "Islamaphobia" taking hold of Europe.
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Who would support such a disgustingly historical proposal such as another Holocaust?
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Far Right (neo-Nazi style) Parties in Europe as of now...
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National Revival of Poland Party- Poland
Jobbik Party- Hungary
National Front- France
Social Democrats- Germany
Republican Party of Germany- Germany
German People's Union- Germany
National Democratic Party- Germany
Social Democratic Party- Austria
Socialist Party- Austria
Austrian People's Party (OVP)- Austria
Freedom Party- Austria (linking itself to the late National Socialist Workers Party)
Party for Freedom- Holland
Pim Fortuyn's List- Holland
Livable Netherlands- Holland
Dansk Folkeparti (Danish Peoples Party)- Denmark
British National Party- England
Fatherland Party- Norway
Progress Party- Norway
Norwegian Patriots- Norway
Norwegian Peoples' Party- Norway
National Democrats- Norway
National Alliance- Norway
Vigrid- Norway
Flemish Block- Belgium
Hellenic Front- Greece
Northern League- Italy
National Alliance- Italy
Popular Party- Portugal
Swiss Peoples' Party- Switzerland
The True Finns- Finland
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All the groups listed above have either supported or tried to pass themselves laws that would and could lead to government sanctioned discrimination against Jews and other minorities in Europe. Only a select few of those listed above have not openly admitted that their parties are anti-Semitic in nature. All the rest have leaders who either glorify the "attempts at creating a pure European" Europe. So it is not a far stretch of the imagination to assume that these followers would openly or overtly support the killing or deportation of all minorities in Europe.
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So how would the next Holocaust play out?
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During Hitler's Holocaust there were clear distinctions between countries in Europe. Borders were closed and people could not be taken across a border without "papers". Today, as long as you are an "acceptable" citizen, people can cross the borders in Europe with much greater ease. The individual countries in Europe no longer retain true sovereignty seeing as how they are now subjected to the laws of the European Union.
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If the parties from the said countries were to unite European law just a little more than it already is they could easily ignore the few regulations that still exist. Gaining power across adjoining borders is no longer a concern as it was back when Hitler's Nazi party began fostering sister parties in neighboring countries. The need for sympathies in neighboring countrymen is not needed. Therefore the far right in Europe can easily move targeted communities into the few regions of Europe where the population is considered "rural".
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With the targeted communities "out of sight and out of mind" the new death camps can be brought into the modern age. Automated and nearly autonomous in nature, these camps can exterminate the "immigrants and minority populations" without the need to gain the local population's support. Party members could operate without concern of the local populations' moral objections... assuming they would have any.
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In this scenario there would be no need for an army or Waffen SS to carry out the orders of racist politicians. The simple following of eugenics (a primitive form of the Evolutionary Theory) could be used to encourage party members into acting in much the same manner as the SS did during World War Two. This use of "reason and rational argument" is often much easier than one might think in getting people to act upon even the most barbaric of desires.
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In a study of social behaviors a collage class was able to get students to "administer increasing levels of electric shock" to a perceived "patient". The "authoritative figure" provided to them needed only to offer a little "encouragement" when the "patient" screamed out in agony. Some students even continued to "administer increasing levels of electric shock" once the perceived "patient" ceased to cry out in pain... in effect they were punishing a perceivably dead victim.
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The application of this system in real life often occurred during Hitler's reign in Europe. Pol Pott in Cambodia used it to achieve a sadistic rule over his Kempher Rouge. In a proposed "new age" Europe this style of rule would fit the bill to induce a second Holocaust. It could easily be applied to ramp up support for the next "Final Solution".
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In the event that this nightmare would come to past, we could only hope that the Europeans would act out militarily against another ally of the United States. However this, the only way to stop this scenario, seems highly unlikely since Europe has shown that is unable or incapable of using its military force upon external threats.
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For this reason it is highly important that we get more and more people to become aware of the growing threat of anti-Semitism in Europe. We must keep our eyes upon our neighbors across the pond at all times. It is increasingly clear with each passing election (their elections) that they are quickly backsliding into the sins of their past.
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It is very likely that this proposed scenario will never again be repeated upon European soil. But it is also very likely that it will. And for this reason we can not falter in our defense of freedom and the common human liberties and rights and freedoms our God granted every man and woman from birth.
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Wake up America... Wake up oh bastion of freedom... Wake up oh sleeping giant.
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Source Documents for this Post.
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PressEurop - English
http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/article/462841-far-right-human-touch
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News Max
http://www.newsmax.com/RonaldKessler/Hannah-SRosenthal-stae/2011/01/13/id/382730
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jpost.com
http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=200967
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thenews.pl
http://www.thenews.pl/national/artykul147358_far-right-party-organizes-pro-polish-march-in-silesia.html
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January 12, 2011

Uzbeks Blamed For Violence Against Them

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Blame the Victim... Spare the Killers
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It has been some time since I have received any news about the Uzbek victims in Kyrgyzstan. Even the European news seemed to have dropped the story for almost six months now. But today I happened to read story after story about how the Uzbeks were to blame for the ethnic violence the Kyrgyz perpetrated against them.
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The government in Kyrgyzstan has recently issued a report that claims "due to violence" against Kyrgyz in the "recent ethnic violence" the Uzbeks were to blame. This government seems to ignore the fact that the victims only attacked their attackers in defense. Instead it claims that the victims were attacking the Kyrgyz without just cause.
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To think that a victim has no right to defense shows just how the government looks upon the victimized ethnic group. They have no right to fight back. They have no right to flee. The only right awarded to the Uzbeks was the sole right to stay put and die with the supposed dignity of a defeated man (or woman, or child).
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"Militant campaigning for community rights by Uzbek leaders had stoked up tension between the two communities," Abdygany Erkebayev, chief investigator of the national inquiry. "All these meetings, rallies, and efforts to achieve special status irritated the indigenous Kyrgyz population, and eventually led to the first conflict"
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The desire for equality in their "indigenous" homeland was motive, and justified motive, for the Kyrgyz attacks according to Abdygany. Uzbeks have no right to defense and no right to social equality in Kyrgyzstan according to Abdygany. They do however have the right to die and die without struggle according to Abdygany.
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Like most people around the world, Abdygany seems to have forgotten what happened on June 10Th, 2010. So let me refresh his and the rest of our memories.
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Kyrgyz teens took to the streets with improvised weapons while more illicitly violent mobs gathered with AK-47s. The targets of their attacks were the Uzbeks neighborhoods. They were so efficient in their attacks that after a mere five day assault thousands of homes were destroyed. Hundreds of Uzbeks were caught in the attacks and killed or maimed by their assailants.
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After the shock of the first day wore off some Uzbeks rallied in their attempts to defend their homes and families. They pushed back the children warriors the Kyrgyz had first sent in. This then prompted more organized attacks. Attacks that the Kyrgyz police joined in on.
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Letters and phone calls trickled across the border into Uzbekistan. The Uzbeks that refused to forced over the border were being pinned down. Police and military officials were ordering grenade attacks on those the Kyrgyz civilian militias had pinned. This was now officially an organized attempt to "ethnically cleanse" Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
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By the end of the attacks the Uzbeks had suffered two times the amount of deaths than the Kyrgyz (most of the dead Kyrgyz appeared to have been noncombatants who had gotten caught in the crossfire). Uzbek men, women, children... all targeted for execution... lay dead in burnt out homes and in bloody streets. Kyrgyz however celebrated the "Uzbek defeat".
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However, in the opinion of a Kyrgyzstan government official, the Uzbek victims were to blame for the violence they suffered. They should have simply laid down and taken a bullet in the back of their heads like good victims. After all, defending themselves is not a human right that Uzbeks have been awarded by Kyrgyzstan's governing body.
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Source Documents for this Post.
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The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/kyrgyzstan/8252745/Victims-of-Kyrgyzstan-massacre-are-blamed-for-the-violence.html
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BBC News Online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12162570
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The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/11/AR2011011101125.html

Did Santa Make It Out of Baghdad?

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October 31st... The Pagan's Holy Day.
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Halloween this past year was a day that for the Christian community in Iraq will live in infamy. On that day the "hounds of hell" (al-Qaida) well set upon the Christian congregation of a Chaldean Catholic Church. By the time the dogs were done some 60 or so Christians had been executed and a hundred plus more had been mangled. In the days that followed the butchery continued as the rabid mutts chased the survivors home. There they attacked and killed those they failed to kill on Halloween.
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The American government did little to condemn the attacks since they were not aimed at "American interest". Barack Obama had promised to recognize the Armenians' genocide over a hundred years ago, he however will not recognize this near 2,000 year old genocide in Iraq. Uncle Joe, Biden, called the attacks "tragic" and even "encouraged" the Iraqi government to "protect its minorities". Yet other than these failed promises and attempts at keeping face the White House has done nothing to stop the Arab Christians' genocide.
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As December approached the Christian Church in Iraq issued order after order for its followers not to show any sign of "being Christian". No Christmas decorations, no crosses, and absolutely no stars of any sorts (Bethlehem or Stars of David are likened to cross hairs in Iraq). Most have even decided not to hold the traditional midnight services come Christmas Eve.
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All the while the exodus for the Christians increases as Arabic Catholics and other minority Christian groups flee Baghdad and other major Iraqi cities. Most are suspected to be fleeing to Jordan and even Syria in fear of their native homeland. Others are trying to get out of the Middle East all together by attempting to immigrate to Europe.
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For those left behind the message from the Iraqi governing body is dire at best. Convert or die.
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Iraqi politicians have proposed to gather up all remaining Christians and ship them to Nineveh, Iraq (despite the claim by Kurds that this is their territory). There they could form the initial ghettos where Christians would be kept under armed guard. The only problem with this plan is that most Christians in Iraq will not willingly identify themselves as Christians to the government... with good reason.
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In Jordan and Lebanon the Christians are being met with open arms by other Christians in those Arabic countries. On the other hand, the new coming Iraqi Christians are told to keep their religion secret in Jordan and Lebanon too. They are simply leaving the inner circles of Hell to reach the outer circles of Hell.
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Many will look at this and ask how Christians are being told not to show they are "Christian" in Lebanon. The facts, by numbers alone, point to the fact that about half of Lebanon are Christian. However, Hamas runs many of its terrorist programs out of Lebanon. And for Hamas, Christians are believed to be "collaborators with Israel"... and therefore must be reminded daily that their days in Lebanon are numbered.
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In Saudi Arabia the level of persecution is not monitored because our largest ally in the Middle East openly admits that it does not tolerate Christianity. Catholics are allowed to engage in the economy and conduct business within Saudi Arabia. However, if they ever are even accused of professing their faith they are subject to jail time, execution, or simple deportation (which given the destination of their deportation, Iraq, this is keen to execution).
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Needless to say, Iran does not monitor its Christian population because it is a well known fact that being Christian in Iran is a capitol offense.
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So I ask the question again... did ole' Saint Nicholas make it out of Baghdad?
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One can only imagine the red clad jolly ole' soul being dragged off to a desolate prison or back alley. His long white beard being torn from his face. Then executed in the grandiose way that al-Qaida prefers.
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In my opinion, Saint Nich doesn't visit the Middle East these past several years. Like most Christians in the region, the jolly ole' lad probably hides his "signs of being Christian" if he does bring Christmas cheer to the region.
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All the while we here in the States need to keep our Christian brothers in the Middle East in our prayers. Easter will be coming up soon enough and other Holy Days will approach at their normal pace... but will the Christians still be in Iraq to celebrate them? Or by Easter will they all be in exile or executed before that celebration of our Lord and Savior's conquering of Death?
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A Message from the Persecuted Church
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Source Documents for this Post.
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The Guardian UK
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/23/iraq-christian-exodus-christmas
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Haaretz.com
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/christmas-requiem-for-iraq-s-christian-community-1.332680
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Washington Times
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/christmas-requiem-for-iraq-s-christian-community-1.332680

January 11, 2011

A Message To My Friends...


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Get out
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When Hitler came to power in the 1930s Germany was ripe with anti-Semitism. The foundation for his Holocaust against the Jews had already been laid out before he even arrived. In Russia the pogroms had shown anti-Semitic Germans how to rid themselves of the unwanted untouchables. Now days the rise of anti-Semitism in modern Europe has laid out the foundation for a second Holocaust.
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With the influx of Islamic immigrants to European countries has come the old Berber form anti-Semitism. The belief that a true jihad should be launched to form a Judenrein Europe however is not solely Islamic in nature. The use of Hitler's phrase for a "Jew free empire" should tell you who else is to blame.
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Complacent to the will of Berber Muslims, Dutch whites seem to be more than willing to encourage this new injection of anti-Semitism. When the Muslims started shouting "Hamas, Hamas! All Jews to the Gas!" the white Dutch just smile and laugh. They seem to have forgotten Anne Frank.
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In Sweden the Jewish community has to install bulletproof glass in their synagogues. Their kindergartens have to have thick steel doors to keep the threat of violence out. The Swedish government (especially the Social Democratic Party there) however blames the victims of "antagonizing" and "flaunting" their attackers.
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A trip to the southern town of Malmö, Sweden, will quickly open the eyes of tourist. The Jews there are persistently harassed by their neighbors. Violent attacks on the Jewish population happen nearly every day... especially over the weekend or on shabbat. These attacks happen so often that the Swedish government has issued warning to Jewish tourist to "exercise extreme caution" (they however will not take action to stop the attacks).
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Frits Bolkestein, a leading Dutch politician, has recently urged his country's "visible Jews" to immigrate to the United States or Israel. His motive for this statement appears to be honest concern for the safety of the Jewish community in Holland. In his opinion there is no future for Judaism is the Netherlands.
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While Dutch politicians encourage the "Orthodox Jews" to leave the Dutch citizens seem to be looking for ways to kick them out.
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Contrary to "common knowledge" the Dutch were complacent to Hitler's deportations and executions of Netherlander Jews. Anne Frank, like most other Dutch Jews, was after all sold out by a "complacent reaper". Now days the locals in Holland seem to be just as willing to sell out the Jews in Holland to the "hounds of Hell" they have unleashed upon them.
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The Hounds...
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Both the Berber immigrants and the homegrown racist in Holland agree on one key issue... neither believe that Israel has any claim to legitimise. Both believe that "Zionist" are behind the rise of Israel after World War Two. Most of the racist even believe that the Holocaust never happened... and openly admit to this dumbfounding and stupid belief.
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Letting the Muslims bring their form of aggressive anti-Semitism with them into Dutch society has led to a drastic hike in anti-Semitic attacks. Yet the radical beliefs of these immigrants is far from being the sole reason for the drastic increase in attacks on Jews since 2000.
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The dogs with the most teeth in this fight still happen to be the native Dutchmen. Still sticking to 1943 style politics, the Dutch have never reconciled with their sins of World War Two. Instead the collaborators in Holland, those who worked with the Nazis, were rewarded when the Dutch government returned from exile in England. And every since, well the Dutch have continued to reward those who attack the Dutch Jewish community.
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In Brandenburg, Germany Jews are told to avoid wearing their yarmulkes and other "visible signs" of "Jewishness". Note that this German State is just east of the old seat of the Third Reich. Yet Germany claims that this warning is just a "precaution" to "protect the local Jewish community".
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The difference between Germany and Holland is rather clear however.
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In Germany the racist attacks on Jews is being carried out directly by native born Germans. In Bernau the local synagogue has been defaced with swastikas almost regularly for years now. Verbal assaults on Jews have begun to become physical and rather violent attacks. All the while the local government has done little or nothing to prosecute or stop the attacks.
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When asked about the attacks on Jews in Brandenburg, Antje Grabley tried to flaunt a local report that stated Brandenburg had the lowest levels of anti-Semitism in all of Germany. So just guess how Jews fare in the rest of Germany.
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The fact is that Europe is being overrun by far-right extremist who are very deeply embedded in their anti-Semitic beliefs. They, despite being unwilling to fight wars for freedom, are more than willing to launch the "jihad" for a Judenrein Europe. Their governing bodies do not wish to stop the attacks and their citizen populations are funding and fueling the "hounds of Hell".
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Left unleashed the attackers will continue to escalate their violence. The rollar coaster ride of the economy in Europe will continue to feed new soldiers into their ranks. And the lack of punishment for their actions will drive them to become more and more blatant in their attacks.
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And that is why we here at Alder's Ledge are keeping our eyes open. We will "Scream" till the world can bear our voices no more. We will fight these new Nazis on the beaches... in the fields and in the streets... in the realm of reason and ration, we shall overcome. Never surrender, never forget, we shall Scream till our throats bleed and our voices fail us.
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A Message to my Friends... Wake UP.
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Source Documents for this Post.
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American Thinker Blog
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/01/the_slow_motion_ethnic_cleansi.html
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Radio Netherlands Worldwide
http://www.rnw.nl/english/bulletin/no-future-dutch-orthodox-jews%E2%80%99
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Israel National News - Online
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/9903
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Spiegel Online
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,737919,00.html
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Family Security Matters
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.8354/pub_detail.asp

January 8, 2011

Rise and Fall... And Rise Again.


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National Democratic Party of Germany... Real Life Nazis
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Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Jamel... walk through this village and you might think that time has stopped. Stopped somewhere between 1930 and 1940.
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Locals salute one another... in the Hitler fashion. They might not all be wearing jackboots, but most do prefer that sorta footwear. And most might not own a rifle, but most practice shooting in the woods near by.
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Now here at Alder's Ledge we believe in the right to bear arms... then again, we are American. The peoples of Jamel are not. They believe in the right to bear arms only if you are "Arian"... a fantasy race of people to whom Hitler didn't even belong.
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The part that is most disturbing however is the fact that places like Paris and Berlin are but a short drive down the road (as is most anything in Europe compared to us here in the Americas). And this fascist fixation upon the far right is spreading much faster than their cars can travel... autobahn or not.
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The National Democratic Party of Germany (note that Democrat is part of their name) has fostered the rise of neo-Nazi sentiment in the region in which Jamel lay. The infamous Sven Krüger, high ranking NDP member, lives near Jamel. And as such, the NPD has now sought out to purchase their way to prosperity in the region.
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Much like the old Third Reich, the Nationalist attempt to squeeze out those who don't agree with their totalitarian methods. They use business and pleasure as weapons to isolate their opponents. And in the end... if you don't join the party, well the party will just have to come and get you.
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Since 2006 the NPD have been in local government in Pomerania. Since then they have elicited responses from the more liberal fascist (the Social Democratic Party) such as; they are a "form of terror". And this much might just be true seeing as how the NPD uses organized crime to bully their opponents into submission.
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However, despite the opinions of the European press and other domestic sources, the rise of the far right in Europe is not limited at all. Groups across Europe, from England to Hungary, are pushing for the "tolerance" of more "progressive" thinking parties. Groups such as the National Democratic Party in Germany are not rare anymore. They are growing in number and are becoming more and more bold with each passing election cycle.
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With this rise in Nazi style politics comes the threat to minorities that Europe has already proven incapable or uninterested in protecting. Groups like the Roma are just the common punching bags of the European "police states". In the years to come we may be seeing the Judenrein of Hitler's dreams come to pass.
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In the Netherlands if you go to see a "football" match you might get to hear the infamous antisemitic chants of the local "infidels".
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“Hamas! Hamas! All Jews into the gas!”
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Local Muslims, and the other Feyenoord Rotterdam fans, chant this wretched hymn every time they play Amsterdam Ajax. Hitler would have been proud.
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But this mind numbingly stupid chant is not limited to the football fields of the Netherlands. Like many other parts of Europe, Holland is witnessing the rise of Nazi style political parties in its own elections. Norway, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, France, Austria, England, Ireland, and Scotland are all being overrun by the fascist rats.
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So once again we must wonder, what will happen when they first come for the Roma? Do we not know where that poem ends? Or shall we forget once more when the jackboots start marching and the sounds of Nazi hymns start echoing once more? The night of broken glass is coming... the question is, this time will be ready?
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If we have learned nothing from the fall of the Third Reich we have learned but this... evil needs nothing to succeed but for good men to stand by and do nothing. We must fight them in the streets... we must fight them in realm of reason and ration... and if of these they will have none... we must fight them with both tooth and nail.
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Source Documents for this article.
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http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,737471,00.html
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http://frontpagemag.com/2010/12/17/the-netherlands-europe%E2%80%99s-first-%E2%80%9Cjudenrein%E2%80%9D-state/

January 5, 2011

England Forces Roma Back Onto the Road

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Uprooted and Chased Out
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East Dorset, the Barney family fights to keep their bungalow after having lived there for 10 years. The Dorset planning inspector will be forced to evict the family due to local anti-gypsy hysteria.
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Mr Barney, 49, said: “We want to stop here for life.
“I’m a pure bred gypsy, but it’s come to the point where I want to get off the road. There’s no work for us now."
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Hampshire, Southampton Road, Titchfield; the Smith family awaits the news today that they too might be forced back onto the road again. Michael Smith and his family are being targeted due to local complaints that the "gypsy family" causes "noise pollution". Additional complaints consist of "traffic hazards", "out of keeping with local appearance", and "unacceptable development within countryside".
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No evidence has been officially presented since no real evidence can be brought to the table based upon the complaints listed above. This once again means that local citizens have given into anti-Gypsy emotions.
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Just imagine if your family was suddenly, after some period of time (10 years to be exact), targeted due to your race. Perhaps you are even targeted due to your religion... that should strike a nerve. The complaints are as ludicrous and childish as the ones listed above. But lets take it to the next step... instead of just saying you and your family are noisy lets say you smell too (this has actually be listed as a complaint against Roma before).
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Now the facts are that Roma don't smell any different than the people they live around. They don't cause "noise pollution" any more so than the people they live around. And they are just as likely to cause "traffic hazards" as the people they live around.
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As for "unacceptable development"... this complaint clearly points toward the bigoted perspective of the local populations. They are more than willing to segregate their populations based upon race, religion, and creed (as is obvious by the distribution of the said populations throughout England) yet claim to be "progressive"?
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To be truly "progressive" the Brits should stop acting like their French and German counterparts and fully accept the fact that Roma are always going to be present in British society. They were present in Germany before Hitler and were present after his Nazis fell. Endless persecutions have not hampered their ability to rise to the occasion and persevere in the face of oppression.
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Instead the English government continues to flaunt its failed government programs to "assimilate" the traveller population into British society. All the while they continue to allow local government factors to attack Roma and force the travellers back out onto the highways. This policy of never letting the Roma settle-in will never permit them to join into the society Britain obvious doesn't want to allow them into. Therefore no number of programs to "educate" the Roma will ever make a difference when they aren't allowed to use the education for any length of time.
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Source Documents for this Post.
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Bournemouth Echo
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8766729.Family_battles_to_stay_in_bungalow_wrangle/
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This Is Hampshire
http://www.thisishampshire.net/news/8770516.It___s_D_Day_for_gypsy_family/