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21 august 2007

Hitler’s Handouts Inside the Nazis’ welfare state

Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State, by Götz Aly, New York: Metropolitan Books, 448 pages, $32.50

To understand Hitler’s popularity, Aly proposes, “it is necessary to focus on the socialist aspect of National Socialism.”

While underemphasized by modern historians, this socialism was stressed in many contemporaneous accounts of fascism, especially by libertarian thinkers. F.A. Hayek famously dedicated The Road to Serfdom to “the socialists of all parties”—that is, Labourites, Bolsheviks, and National Socialists. “It was the union of the anti-capitalist forces of the right and the left, the fusion of radical and conservative socialism,” Hayek wrote, “which drove out from Germany everything that was liberal.” Ludwig von Mises agreed, arguing in 1944 that “both Russia and Germany are right in calling their systems socialist.”

The Nazis themselves regarded the left-right convergence as integral to understanding fascism. Adolf Eichmann viewed National Socialism and communism as “quasi-siblings,” explaining in his memoirs that he “inclined towards the left and emphasized socialist aspects every bit as much as nationalist ones.” As late as 1944, Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels publicly celebrated “our socialism,” reminding his war-weary subjects that Germany “alone [has] the best social welfare measures.” Contrast this, he advised, with the Jews, who were the very “incarnation of capitalism.”

Using a farrago of previously unpublished statistics, Aly describes in detail a social system larded with benefits —open only to Aryan comrades, naturally. To “achieve a truly socialist division of personal assets,” he writes, Hitler implemented a variety of interventionist economic policies, including price and rent controls, exorbitant corporate taxes, frequent “polemics against landlords,” subsidies to German farmers as protection “against the vagaries of weather and the world market,” and harsh taxes on capital gains, which Hitler himself had denounced as “effortless income.”

Aly demonstrates convincingly that Nazi “domestic policies were remarkably friendly toward the German lower classes, soaking the wealthy and redistributing the burdens of wartime.” And with fresh memories of Weimer inflation, “transferring the tax burden to corporations earned the leadership in Berlin considerable political capital, as the government keenly registered.”

Limewoody

Mc Arab breder sig med lynets hast

Filed under: Demografi, Europa, Immigration, Schweiz — Hodja @ 23:51

A remarkable and visible increase in Arab fast food restaurants has surfaced in the past two years in Geneva.

The majority of this expansion took place in the heart of the city, with so many Arab fast food restaurants in an area neighboring the Geneva train station. Meanwhile a new one has opened its doors a month ago not far away from the United Nations.

Mere på Kuwait Times

Limewoody

Morderen udgør så stor en risiko for offentligheden…

Filed under: Europa, Immigration, Jura, Kriminalitet, Mord, Politisk korrekte, Udvisning, UK — Hodja @ 23:46

At vi må hellere lade ham forblive i landet.

Muslimernes jihad er allestedsnærværende

The recent letter of a group of Muslim activists attacking the Russian Orthodox Church was made only to gain favor with their foreign masters, the prominent Russian islamologist Roman Silantyev opines.

‘It is the second time this year that the same group related to the Council of Muftis in Russia accuses somebody of violation of the Muslim community’s rights. The first time they accused the government, and now the Russian Orthodox Church,’ Silantyev told Interfax on Monday.

In the end of the last week a group of muftis and other Islamic activists in which they supported the ten members of the Russian Academy of Sciences accusing the Russian Orthodox Church of ‘clericalizing’ the society. Among others, the letter was signed by the Council of Muftis in Russia co-president Nafigullah Ashirov, the Council’s former vice head Muhammad Karachay, and Mufti Mukaddas Bibarsov of Saratov Region.

Earlier in March 2007, another Muslim group including Ashirov sent an open letter to the Russian government urging them to stop persecution of Muslims in some Russian regions.

According to Silantyev, both letters were signed ‘only by some marginal Muslim activists while the four most prominent Russian Muslim leaders either ignored or denounced the petitions.’

‘Taking into consideration the author’s lives and works on the field of the Muslim revival, their letter should be translated as follows: “Dear Benefactors: During the last 20 years you have invested hundreds of millions into the noble cause of the Muslim revival in Russia. We should have used this money to open dozens of madrasah and Islamic universities, to launch powerful media, to organize a national Muslim political movement, and to produce a positive image of Muslims in Russia”,’ Silantyev said.

‘ “Sadly we have done nothing of that kind. However it was not because we are totally unsuitable for the job, but due to our islamophobic government and militant priests and clericals. Please don’t check how we used your money but rather give us some more, since there is nobody else to defend the rights of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Tablighi Jamaat and other fighters for a ‘pure’ Islam”,’ he added.

According to him, ‘the president of the Council of the Muftis either knew and unofficially supported those letters, or he finally lost any control of his deputies, who will at some point got him into hot water.’

Interfax

Limewoody

A one-legged Emirati father of 78 is lining up his next two wives in a bid to reach his target of 100 children by 2015

Filed under: Demografi, Europa, Feminisme, Immigration, Islam, Koran, Muslim World — Hodja @ 21:45

“In 2015 I will be 68 years old and will have 100 children,” the local tabloid quoted Abdul Rahman as saying.

Mere på Reuters India

Han er på militær pension. Måske kan han bruges som tolk for Vestlige styrker et eller andet sted. Han må være guf at få på asyl for venstrefløjen, kulturrelativisterne og kvindebevægelsen. Hold da kæft for en familiesammenføring – hvilken fest.

Limewoody

MEMRI lancerer blog om Tyrkiet

Filed under: Bloggere, EAD, EU, Europa, Islam, Medier DR m.fl., Oplysning om islam, Tyrkiet — Hodja @ 21:32

Man kan begynde her.

Man kan for eksempel læse følgende historie:

Islamists Protest TV Series For Dog Character Named ‘Huseyin’

The radical Islamist Turkish daily Vakit reported that crowds in mosques are protesting against Kanal-D TV for broadcasting a TV series that includes a dog character named Huseyin. The Prophet Muhammad’s grandson was named Huseyin.

Hundreds of angry protestors gathered in front of the Kanal-D offices, and laid a black wreath in protest. They chanted, ‘Ali is our soul and blood, we are all Huseyin, we’ll break the hands that extend to our Prophet Muhammed, we are ready to die for Islam.”

Kanal D has already apologized and said that it understands the sentiments of the protesters, and promised to take all the necessary steps.

The Turkish daily Tercuman headlined the story.

Source: Vakit, Tercuman, Turkey, August 20, 2007.

Limewoody

Hvis du vil have fred – så forbered dig på krig – Si vis pacem, para bellum

“If you want peace, prepare for war.”

Thus counseled Roman general Flavius Vegetius Renatus over 1,600 years ago. Nine centuries before that, Sun Tzu offered essentially the same advice, and it’s to him that Vegetius’s line is attributed at the beginning of a film that I saw recently at Oslo’s Nobel Peace Center. Yet the film cites this ancient wisdom only to reject it. After serving up a perverse potted history of the cold war, the thrust of which is that the peace movement brought down the Berlin Wall, the movie ends with words that turn Vegetius’s insight on its head: “If you want peace, prepare for peace.”

This purports to be wise counsel, a motto for the millennium. In reality, it’s wishful thinking that doesn’t follow logically from the history of the cold war, or of any war. For the cold war’s real lesson is the same one that Sun Tzu and Vegetius taught: conflict happens; power matters. It’s better to be strong than to be weak; you’re safer if others know that you’re ready to stand up for yourself than if you’re proudly outspoken about your defenselessness or your unwillingness to fight. There’s nothing mysterious about this truth. Yet it’s denied not only by the Peace Center film but also by the fast-growing, troubling movement that the center symbolizes and promotes.

Call it the Peace Racket.

Læs mere af Bruce bawer

Limewoody

Italy: New mosque to open in Rome next to church

A new mosque serving Rome’s Bangladeshi community is to open next to an ancient church

A move community leaders hope will serve to boost harmony between religious groups.

Mere på ADNKronosInternational

Ja naivisterne håber – de bliver formodentlig klogere.

Limewoody

Wafa Sultan om islams ondskab

THE West was still underestimating the evil of Islam, an influential Muslim thinker has warned.

On a two-week “under the radar” visit to Australia, Syrian-born Wafa Sultan secretly met both sides of federal politics and Jewish community leaders, warning them that all Muslims needed to be closely monitored in the West.

She insisted that Australia and the US have been duped into believing there is a difference between the religion’s moderate and radical interpretations.

In an interview with The Australian, Dr Sultan  said Muslims were “brainwashed” from an early age to believe Western values were evil and that the world would one day come under the control of Sharia law.

The US-based psychiatrist — who has two fatwas (religious rulings) issued against her to be killed — warned that Muslims would continue to exploit freedom of speech in the West to spread their “hate” and attack their adopted countries, until the Western mind grasped the magnitude of the Islamic threat.

“You’re fighting someone who is willing to die,” Dr Sultan told The Australian in an Arabic and English interview. “So you have to understand this mentality and find ways to face it. (As a Muslim) your mission on this earth is to fight for Islam and to kill or to be killed. You’re here for only a short life and once you kill a kafir, or a non-believer, soon you’re going to be united with your God.”

“That’s why the West has to monitor the majority of Muslims because you don’t know when they’re ready to be activated. Because they share the same basic belief, that’s the problem,” said the 50-year-old, who was last year featured in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

But while she considered the prophet Mohammed “evil” and said the Koran needed to be destroyed because it advocated violence against non-believers, Dr Sultan struggled to articulate her vision for Muslims, whom she said she was trying to liberate from the shackles of their beliefs.

“I believe the only way is to expose the Muslims to different cultures, different thoughts, different belief systems,” said Dr Sultan, who is completing her first book, The Escaped Prisoner: When Allah is a Monster.

“Muslims have been hostages of their own belief systems for 1400 years. There is no way we can keep the Koran.”

Mere på The Australian

Limewoody

An Urgent Message From the Desk of David Horowitz

I need your help. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – whose very founders have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities – has decided to silence once and for all its harshest and bravest critic: the Freedom Center’s Robert Spencer.

CAIR is using legal threats to extort groups who ask Robert to speak at their gatherings and tell the truth about Islamic Jihad.

You may recall, not long ago I asked Robert, a fearless patriot, to come join the Freedom Center team. Spencer’s powerful internet site, Jihad Watch, was taking on radical Islam in ways no one in on the planet was doing – daily, sometimes hourly, exposing their financial underpinnings and digging deep to reveal the roots of Islamofascism’s evil and terror.

Robert is so good at what he does terrorists issued a fatwa – a legal decree in sharia law requiring any Muslim to kill Spencer if they had the chance. The fatwa’s closing line is nothing less than bloodcurdling:

“May Allah rip out his spine from his back and split his brains in two, and then put them both back, and then do it over and over.

However, rather than striking fear into Robert’s heart, the death decree has made him more forcused and dedicated to exposing the “religion of peace” for it truly is.

Recently Robert was invited to speak at a conference hosted by the Young America’s Foundation in Washington, D.C. YAF the leading conservative organization for high school and college-aged Americans.

A day before Robert was to deliver a talk titled “The Truth About the Council on American-Islamic Relations,” YAF officials found an ominous letter on their FAX machine.

A powerful Washington, D.C. law firm told YAF that Robert was, in essence, a hate-filled liar and that CAIR had ordered the law firm “to purse every available and appropriate legal remedy to redress any false and defamatory statements that made” at the conference.

In other words: silence Robert Spencer or be sued. It doesn’t get much more threatening than this and still remain within the bounds of the law.

To help Robert, we are creating a special Jihad Watch Defense Fund to counter these threats. Your contribution of $35, $50, $100, $200, $500 or more right now will help us raise the $250,000 we need to ensure two things:

  1. Send the message that you and other Americans are not intimidated by the politically correct radical left and that Jihad Watch and Robert Spencer are financially ready to combat what can only be described as legal extortion.
  2. Keep Robert and Jihad Watch doing what they do best: exposing groups like CAIR who mask themselves as friends of our country, when Robert consistently reveals their lies and connections to groups and individuals who support Islamofascism.

You know well how the radical left works. Anyone who dares speak out against them becomes a target for lies, vilification, and threats.

Robert takes these threats in stride. But legal challenges, no matter how scurrilous, are costly. We must be willing to do what needs to be done to meet this challenge.

And one more thing you and I must consider. Recently you may have read that the editor of the Oakland Post was murdered for doing his job – revealing the violent nature of a local Black Muslim group.

The murder of this journalist demonstrates clearly the evil threat that hangs over our friend Robert Spencer each day. You and I can take great pride in working to help him and Jihad Watch.

So please, take a moment right to use one of the blue highlighted links in this letter and make a contribution of $35, $50, $100, $200, $500 or more if possible right now. It’s courageous work he’s doing and courageous support you’ll be giving.

As always, I truly appreciate your support. I know I speak on behalf of our small but dedicated Center team when I say, thank you.

Sincerely,
David Horowitz
President & FounderP.S. Linked to our Jihad Defense Fund contribution page is a copy of the thinly veiled threat CAIR’s attorney sent the Young America’s Foundation. I think you’ll see they mean to scare YAF and anyone else interested in hearing the truth about radical jihad from Robert Spencer.When you make a contribution of $50 or more today I will rush you a copy of Robert’s bestseller, “The Truth About Mohammed.” This book is typical of Robert’s excellent research and dedication to getting the facts to you and me. Thanks again!

Mere dhimmitude

Det er snart ramadan (13. september til 12. oktober) og politiet i Belgien har fået udstukket retningslinier:

…In Brussels, the capital not only of Belgium but the adminstrative centre of the European Union, policemen have been enjoined by their superiors not to eat or drink anything during the day in the month of Ramadan while patrolling the predominantly Muslim area of the city, for fear of offending the population….But fear of what, exactly? Social disorder, perhaps, or fear of terrorist attack, or even of merely ideological criticism and the charge of being culturally sensitive and perhaps racist?…

Iøvrigt må jeg henvise til Helle Lykke Nielsens fortræffelige artikel fra Ugeskrift for Læger om ramadanens lyksaligheder.

Så jeg kan bare sige: Take care out there!

Så kom skattelettelserne

Filed under: Penge, Politik — Hodja @ 19:17

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Kristen mand overfaldet og voldtaget for ikke at ville konvertere til islam

Lawyers in Pakistan are investigating a report that up to 30 men tortured and gang-raped a young Christian man for refusing to convert to Islam.

The victim is seriously injured and unable to move, Release International’s partner in Pakistan has reported. However, according to the Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) the police are keeping him locked up and have denied him medical treatment.

The police are also refusing to register the rape following a counter-claim made by his principal attacker – “a man of influence”, Release International has told Christian Today.

Hvad siger koranen og haditherne om muslimske mænds homoseksuelle forhold til kristne mænd – og når det så oven i købet er voldtægt?

Ny kulturberiger

Læs det før de skjuler gerningsmandens etnicitet.

Så også lige denne, det er ikke første gang vi hører kriminalforsorg give sexforbrydere Viagra. Findes der en smiley for ‘ryster på hovedet’?

Mark Twain i det Hellige Land

Filed under: Historie, Islam, Kendte, Oplysning om islam, Palæstina - Libanon — Hodja @ 16:43

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Folkhemmet

Et af resultaterne af årtiers socialdemokratisk styre:

Fosterbarn i Sverige utsattes för vanvård och grova övergrepp så sent som 1980. Nu har en statlig utredning gläntat på dörren till deras helvete. “Vi känner oss förtvivlade – ja, rasande över vad vi har fått höra!” säger utredaren Göran Johansson.

Det handlar om systematiska övergrepp utförda av dem som skulle vårda och skydda barnen, allt från hänsynslöst utnyttjande i tungt kroppsarbete till grov misshandel, psykisk terror och våldtäkter, säger Göran Johansson.

Mere på Dagens Nyheter

Britons most wary of Muslims: poll

Filed under: Demografi, Europa, Immigration, Islam, Oplysning om islam, UK — Hodja @ 10:21

LONDON: Britons view Muslims with more suspicion than their American or European counterparts, according to a poll published in the Financial Times on Monday.

According to the Harris Interactive survey of 6,398 people, only about 59 percent of Britons believed it was possible to be both a Muslim and a British citizen, compared to more than 70 percent of Spanish and French voters.

Fifty-two percent of British respondents also said they expected a “major terrorist attack” in Britain within the next 12 months, the highest proportion of the six countries surveyed, with 32 percent of Spanish voters, 30 percent of Americans and between 15 and 18 percent of French, Germans and Italians expecting such an attack. afp

Daily Times

Det er også dem, der har størst efaring med dem.

Limewoody

Valg?

Filed under: Politik — Hodja @ 00:36

Rygterne går, at statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen udskriver valg tirsdag d. 21. august.

Lad os se om det passer. Det kunne være fint at tage de Radikale og Alliancen med bukserne nede 🙂

Så er denne her jo også lige på plads.