“Persepolis” by the Italian artist Luca Pignatelli
Maastricht, in the Netherlands, is the picturesque city that gave its name to the famous treaty signed in 1992 by the twelve nations of the European Community at the time, and which paved the way for the foundation of today’s European Union and the single currency, the euro.
Maastricht, however, is also the home of “Tefaf”, the most important art and antiques fair in the world. The art work “Persepolis” by the Italian artist Luca Pignatelli was already scheduled when the commission ordered it removed. The work, built in 2016, combined a Persian Islamic rug and a female head. “We are all humbled and speechless”, Pignatelli declared, pointing out that his work had initially aroused the enthusiasm of the commission. The fair’s explanation was that Pignatelli’s work was “provocative“.
The officials of fair presumably did not want to offend Islam and possible Muslim buyers with Pignatelli’s combination of the mat (used by Muslims for prayer) with the woman’s face.
Only a left-wing liberal living in subjective reality could promote the hijab — the quintessential symbol of feminine oppression — as fashion. This is yet another salvo in the attempt to Islamicize the West by making the unacceptable dictates of sharia law acceptable.
Psychologically speaking, it is well known that familiarity brings acceptance, so the purpose of making the hijab fashionable and familiar is to make hijabs (and oppressive sharia law) acceptable. This is a deliberate strategy of indoctrination designed to change public perception of the hijab from a symbol of oppression (objective reality) to a symbol of fashion (subjective reality). Anyone who participates in this idiocy is a useful idiot.
A useful idiot like this; ‘Congrats, you’re scum’: Kirsten Gillibrand gets DESTROYED for #Time100 write-up of Linda Sarsour
April 21 marks the opening, at the Berkeley campus of the University of California, of the sixth annual academic conference on Islamophobia. If past conclaves are a guide, the conference will be marked by a morass of impenetrable academic jargon and an unremitting flow of anti-Western rhetoric.
Here, if one cares to observe, one may see the academic pistons of the blasphemy-law promotional industry pumping vigorously away at its task, to ensure that expression of hostility to the religion of Islam achieves cultural parity on campuses as a shaming thought crime, morally equivalent to expressed hostility to women, blacks, gays and aboriginals.
Via Scaramouche… In Barbara Kay’s NatPo Column, Canadian Academic, an “Islamophobia” Expert, Lets the Marxist Cat Out of the Bag
Dyer said at a news conference Muhammad told police that he hates white people, and has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page. All of the victims of the shooting rampage on Tuesday were white men, according to police.
On April 12, 2017, opposition MPs grilled Prime Minister Trudeau on aviation security following a report aired on the Quebec French-language station TVA which claimed that four employees at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, one of whom had access to runways and was investigated by police, were stripped of their security clearance due to concerns of radicalization and support for the Islamic State.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been claiming for years to be not merely the nation’s preeminent Muslim civil rights group, but a defender of the civil rights of all Americans.
In addition to denouncing alleged acts of “Islamophobia,” representatives of the organization have been quick to condemn acts of antisemitism, police shootings of African Americans, anti-LGBTQ violence, and so forth, while expressing solidarity with every “progressive” cause under the sun.
But peer beneath CAIR’s carefully-crafted press releases and publicity stunts and it’s clear that the group’s reactionary Islamist roots are as strong as ever.
Muslims bombed this Coptic church in Egypt on Palm Sunday. Islam is the reason.
ISIS Egypt’s targeting of Coptic Christians at prayer in their churches – most recently on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 – may seem particularly brutal and brazen, and it is.
But the ISIS actions to demonize and eliminate Christians from the region are broadly shared, less bloodily and brazenly but clearly, by a range of political players who are opposed to each other but somewhat similar in this one regard. Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, and related Salafi-jihadis, may all hate and be hated by ISIS but all share some version of a bigoted Islamist supremacist ideology that spews poison against Christians and Jews and against any Muslims too openly identifying themselves as freethinkers or secularists or liberals.
These regional actors are all part of a broader social and political architecture which normalizes bigotry and internalizes hate, and which – because they are not guilt-ridden Westerners – they largely get away with in the eyes of a West desperate for Muslim allies and uncomfortable with defending Christians
You can see some of our local fellow travelers here and here.
The lived Koran: A Gay is thrown from a rooftop as Islam commands.
On Thursday 24 March, the Liberal-controlled Canadian House of Commons passed a motion that aimed to “quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear” they say surrounds Islam.
Canadian MP Iqra Khalid, a Muslim immigrant from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, sponsored the motion for the government to condemn “all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination,” singling out “Islamophobia.” With the motion’s passage, Canada’s already frail free speech protections took another step towards the grave.
Shortly after the recent Stockholm terrorist attack, I sent messages to a few friends in Canada and the USA and also to my Russian-Jewish friend, Vlad, who along with his wife and young daughter and son, has lived in Berlin for approximately the last fifteen years. I concluded my brief message with a question:
“I hope you don’t mind me asking, but what do you and your wife and close friends, Jewish and non-Jewish, think of censorship in Germany lately?”
Then I added, “A short answer would be very much appreciated if you have a few minutes.”
To be honest I am extremely concerned both about the dangers of Muslim migration and terrorism and the political developments in Germany… It is not only about censorship on Facebook; everybody is forced to stop with free discussions and to join the mainstream which is ruled by the government and the affiliated mass media. The parliament doesn’t play any role any more and there is practically no opposition like in the socialist times. People don’t dare to say openly their opinion because they get troubles in their working places and get socially isolated if they are critical.
Any warning of uncontrolled migration is called “racism”. Muslim antisemitism is getting more and more threatening. The criminality rates in Germany increased enormously in the last two years. In every big city there are the so-called “no-go-areas” where the state doesn’t exist any more. So I am really not sure how long Jewish life would be possible here and how long we are going to stay in this country… Very often my feeling is that we are approaching a huge disaster… Best regards! Vlad.
I read the message and was astonished how straightforward and sobering it was for me. Since receiving it on Friday late afternoon I have read it over several times. I also shared the original with BCF who suggested this short article appear in the blog.
What happens when a professor known for hyping the dangers of “Islamophobia” is accused of perpetuating such a “phobia” himself? Critics of UC Riverside creative writing professor Reza Aslan’s new CNN show, “Believer,” are charging him with “Hinduphobia” for depicting Hindus as cannibals in the opening episode.
An Iranian-American academic, author, HBO producer, and now television host Reza Aslan has become a sought-after speaker on Muslim life in America. His celebrity profile packed the house at the University of Pennsylvania last month for the presentation “Fear Inc.: Confronting Islamophobia in America.”
Sveriges Television (SVT) Russia and central Asia correspondent Elin Jönsson wrote on Saturday that while authorities “know nothing yet about the motive” for the attack, “many young people in Uzbekistan are poor, and become easy prey for Islamist organisations.”
Describing Uzbekistan as “extremely oppressive”, the SVT correspondent asserted that the policies of former Soviet republics to limit religious practice “led to a radicalization of many Muslims.
However, according to Dagens Nyheter, the suspect traveled to Sweden to make money, and was described as a ‘typical family man’ who ‘worked hard to make money for the family.’
According to a Dutch intelligence report, there are approximately 80 or more Dutch children living under ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Women in ISIS territories often become pregnant and as a result the Dutch authorities have no exact statistics.
According to the Dutch intelligence services the children are seen as cubs that will grow as lions of the ISIS self-proclaimed caliphate. Therefore, they are trained at a very young age at special ISIS schools. The children receive Sharia education as well as military training within a group known as Cubs of the Caliphate.
A 17-year-old asylum seeker from Russia was arrested on Sunday in connection with an explosive device found near a busy underground station in Norway’s capital that police defused before it detonated, authorities said.
Prison is an ideal environment for the death-cult ideology of Islamist extremism to flourish. If you confine violent, credulous and impulsive young men hunting for power and meaning with charismatic and psychologically manipulative extremists, you have the right ingredients. Add in the grievance narrative that is the IS trademark, a dash of conspiracy theory, and lace with the glamour of extreme violence and you have the perfect recipe for Islamism.