January 6, 2009

'They want to Islamize Europe'

Last Saturday thousands of people marched in cities across Europe to demand a halt to Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip. In Paris, for instance, more than 20,000 demonstrators, many wearing Palestinian keffiyeh headscarves, marched through the city center chanting slogans such as “Israel murderer!” Expectedly, groups of protesters clashed with police, some cars were set alight and some others overturned by demonstrators, etc.

They seemed quite routine events, but they weren’t, at least not all of them, not what happened in Milan and in Bologna, Italy. In Milan the protesters, mostly young Arabs and Muslim families, had gathered in Porta Venezia, obviously waving banners and flags, and chanting slogans such as “Bush, Barak, assassins.” Normal. Ah, I forgot, they obviously set fire to some Israeli flags. Perfect. So what? What’s new? Well, the demonstration came to an interesting end when the protesters reached Piazza Duomo, in downtown Milan, and held a collective prayer session right in front of the cathedral. Even the parvis was occupied, so that the cathedral turned out to be closed.

What happened in Milan was very similar to what happened in Bologna at the same time: thousands of Muslims gathered right in front the Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna’s great cathedral, to hold an analogue collective prayer session.

Are the two events connected? What’s their real meaning? When asked in an interview with Il Resto del Carlino newspaper about the meaning of the event, Assistant bishop of Bologna monsignor Ernesto Vecchi, said:

This was a signal to ponder upon. This is not simply a prayer, this is a challenge more to our democratic and cultural system than to the basilica. […] From what happened in Bologna, but also in other cities, we received confirmation that here is a project piloted from the outside. What is it all about? What is it aimed at? They want to Islamize Europe.

This recalls a Friday Sermon by Hamas MP and cleric Yunis Al-Astal, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on April 11, 2008. A clip is available to paid subscribers of MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (via Paolo Guzzanti). Here are some excerpts from the address:

Allah has chosen you for Himself and for His religion, so that you will serve as the engine pulling this nation to the phase of succession, security, and consolidation of power, and even to conquests thorough da'wa and military conquests of the capitals of the entire world. Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our Prophet Muhammad. Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam – this capital of theirs will be an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.
I believe that our children or our grandchildren will inherit our Jihad and our sacrifices, and Allah willing, the commanders of the conquest will come from among them. Today, we instill these good tidings in their souls, and by means of the mosques and the Koran books, and the history of our Prophets, his companions, and the great leaders, we prepare them for the mission of saving humanity from the hellfire on the brink of which they stand.

All the pieces of the puzzle seem to fit together. Don’t they?

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  1. Seems to me that you are missing the point. Or haven't you noticed that the people in Gaza are being slaughtered?

  2. Get an education, Carolien! http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=61CDF0F5-1D10-4E6F-8289-A0E91EF4F5D5

  3. Sorry Cassandra, I don't consider reading right-wing nonsense as getting an education. Thanks anyway.

  4. A magnificent post, Rob. All these pro-palestine guys would be really pissed off if those "peaceful" guys were throwing Qassams at their houses, but of course, hey, the "recievers" are "only" Jewish/ISraelis (for them, they are the same, even if there are Israelis who are of Muslim religion).

    Anyway, the post points out some facts that really fit, although the Western MSM who are soooo "balanced", are not considering their timing. As they have not considered the slaughtering of 400 Catholics in Congo by the Lord's Resistance Army. You know, they are "only" Catholics and the killers are not Israeli. Or the more frequent attacks on Jewish people in Europe, the last yesterday in Toulouse against a synagogue and in Denmark.

    Oh, do you know what those "peaceful Mulim youths" were shouting at the Jewish people they were attacking? "Slaughter all the Jews".


  5. You people scare me!

  6. I'm surprised: isn't this much more frightening?

  7. An instructive tale, thank you Nora. The horror goes beyond whatever you can think or imagine. Here is a transcription of the video.

    Hamas MP Fathi Hammad:

    "[The enemies of Allah] do not know that the Palestinian people has developed its [methods] of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: "We desire death like you desire life."

  8. "The great tragedy of the Palestinians is that they have been the authors of their own suffering. And so, while Israel may yet succeed in eliminating the threat of Hamas-fired rockets, one question will remain unanswered: Who will save the Palestinians from themselves?"

    The Palestinians, that's what we should hope for.

    Thank you Cassandra. Excellent read.

  9. CNN Confirms Israel Broke Ceasefire First


  10. Now with the correct link:

    CNN Confirms Israel Broke Ceasefire First


  11. When Serbs were killed by Muslims, and when al-Qaida opened and still has training camps in Kosovo and Bosnia, yours countries supported Muslims.

    Why did yours countries decided to confess, after they did support Kosovo as independent state, that they knew about "hospitals" in Kosovo where thousands of Serbs and all the rest non-Albanians were used as human organs donors.
    And why defense of guy who ran that "business" is lead by Cherie Booth.

    When you did support two new Muslims countries in center of Europe, that were also OK?

    When Muslims terrorists killed over a hundred 7 years old children at first school day in Russia, yours countries didn't support Russian further actions.


    Is it OK to kill Serbian, Russian, Palestinian children, but isn't to kill yours?

    But don't worry Muslims aren't going to attack you, that is just a bull shit, that you wrote. Although they should, just as revenge for yours silent and support of USA and Israel war crimes in their part of world.

    If anyone is going to bomb you, that will be Russia.

    I cant wait that day, sadly that is not going to be soon, when I will watch on TV how yours schools and hospitals are burning as were in Palestine, Serbia and Russia. What a wonderful day, that is going to be.

  12. i really think that you're missing the point: more than 700 people were killed by ISRAEL and you're talking about islamizing Europe!!!

    did you see videos of people dying and children dying??

    do you think that muslims thinks now about europe??

  13. If you have no compassion for the people of Gaza, perhaps you should have a look at this:

  14. If you have pity on the people of Gaza, you had better to ask yourself whether the “brave” rocketeers of Hamas have ever had pity on anyone other than themselves (“themselves” not including the people of Gaza).

  15. Rob, I understand that you are trying to make excuses for Israel. But there are no excuses. The excuses have run out this time.

  16. NECA I think you missed the point here, this article is not about Serbia or shall I say serbian prapaganda so it's not nice if you spread prapaganda all over the Internet. Thank God your prapaganda is not selling any more.

    I think it's really sad what happend to the civilian in Palestina I hope that one day there would be peace all over the world.


  17. Crolien,
    Israel is doing all it can to minimize the tragedy of loss of life. Remember they are at war with a group of terrorist who hide among civilians and than when nobody is looking launch a missile at israel with no concern where it hits. In fact a few days ago one hit an israel kintergarden. They send suicide bomber with the goal to kill innocent civilians not military personel. Its actually a testimone to Israel's love of life that less than a thousand people have been killed!!! In a city with millions!!! If israel wanted they could destroy all of Gaza in 10 minuets!! Did you ever think about that? Now if Hamas had the the ability to destroy a city in Israel would they hesitate the killing of innocent jews? Many Israelis soldier have lost their lives by putting themselves at risk by trying to protect Gaza citizens while trying to filter out Hamas soldiers.
    In isreal we are taught to love including Muslims!
    In palestein the people are tought to hate!!!!
    Until groups like Hamas teach love they will not be accepted by modern society. Can you imagine what would happen if Hamas said we no longer want the destruction of israel but want to live side by side in peace. We will no longer fire over 5ooo missles into your country. We will be open to free inspections. Isreal would imbrace this opportunity for peace. I assure you Hamas has no desire for this outcome! I have never heard from a fellow Israeli cal for the destruction of Gaza or the murder of Muslims can hamas say the same? It seems every day in the news people on the streets of Gaza or in Iran are chanting for the destruction of Israel. Although there are many conflicts in modern geopolitical circles no other groups talk about wiping out a country or eliminating a people!