Hodjanernes Blog

11 september 2007

Rapport fra Bruxelles

Læs The Brussels Journal.

Og The gates of Vienna som anført nedenfor.

Britain Demands More Muslims

The new Foreign Minister of Britain is either a brilliant liar or a fool.

The trouble is, even he may not know which it is.

Postmodern Jihad – What Osama bin Laden learned from the Left.

MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about Osama bin Laden’s Islamic fundamentalism; less about the contribution of European Marxist postmodernism to bin Laden’s thinking.


This vision of the postmodernist revolution went straight from Heidegger into the french postwar Left, especially the works of Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre’s prot g , the Algerian writer Frantz Fanon, crystallized the Third World variant of postmodernist revolution in “The Wretched of the Earth” (1961). From there, it entered the world of Middle Eastern radicals. Many of the leaders of the Shiite revolution in Iran that deposed the modernizing shah and brought the Ayatollah Khomeini to power in 1979 had studied Fanon’s brand of Marxism. ” The Iranian revolution was a synthesis of Islamic fundamentalism and European Third World socialism.

In the postmodernist leftism of these revolutionaries, the “people” supplanted Marx’s proletariat as the agent of revolution. Following Heidegger and Fanon, leaders like Lin Piao, ideologist of the Red Guards in China, and Pol Pot, student of leftist philosophy in France before becoming a founder of the Khmer Rouge, justified revolution as a therapeutic act by which non-Western peoples would regain the dignity they had lost to colonial oppressors and to American-style materialism, selfishness, and immorality. A purifying violence would purge the people of egoism and hedonism and draw them back into a primitive collective of self-sacrifice.

MANY ELEMENTS in the ideology of al Qaeda–set forth most clearly in Osama bin Laden’s 1996 “Declaration of War Against America”–derive from this same mix. Indeed, in Arab intellectual circles today, bin Laden is already being likened to an earlier icon of Third World revolution who renounced a life of privilege to head for the mountains and fight the American oppressor, Che Guevara. According to Cairo journalist Issandr Elamsani, Arab leftist intellectuals still see the world very much in 1960s terms. “They are all ex-Sorbonne, old Marxists,” he says.”


THE RELATIONSHIP between postmodernist European leftism and Islamic radicalism is a two-way street: Not only have Islamists drawn on the legacy of the European Left, but European Marxists have taken heart from Islamic terrorists who seemed close to achieving the longed-for revolution against American hegemony. Consider Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida, two leading avatars of postmodernism. Foucault was sent by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera to observe the Iranian revolution and the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Like Sartre, who had rhapsodized over the Algerian revolution, Foucault was enthralled, pronouncing Khomeini “a kind of mystic saint.” The Frenchman welcomed “Islamic government” as a new form of “political spirituality” that could inspire Western radicals to combat capitalist hegemony.

Foucault was typical of postmodernist socialists in having neither concrete political aims nor the slightest interest in tangible economic grievances as motives for revolution. To him, the appeal of revolution was aesthetic and voyeuristic: “a violence, an intensity, an utterly remarkable passion.” For Foucault as for Fanon, Hezbollah, and the rest down to Osama, the purpose of violence is not to relieve poverty or adjust borders. Violence is an end in itself. Foucault exalts it as “the craving, the taste, the capacity, the possibility of an absolute sacrifice.” In this, he is at one with Osama’s followers, who claim to love death while the Americans “love Coca-Cola.”

Derrida, meanwhile, reacted to the collapse of the Soviet Union by calling for a “new international.” Whereas the old international was made up of the economically oppressed, the new one would be a grab bag of the culturally alienated, “the dispossessed and the marginalized”: students, feminists, environmentalists, gays, aboriginals, all uniting to combat American-led globalization. Islamic fundamentalists were obvious candidates for inclusion.

Mere af : Waller R. Newell is professor of political science and philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Fredens religion

Filed under: Islam — Hodja @ 19:11


Klik på billedet.

Muslimsk gruppe bag mega-moske vil vinde hele Storbrittanien for islam

A Muslim group that wants to open a giant £100 million mosque in London has set its sights on “winning the whole of Britain to Islam”.

In recent days The Times has exposed the virulently anti-Western creed of some British Deobandis who preach that non-Muslims are an evil and corrupting influence. Their defensive, isolationist approach to life in Britain is shared by many British supporters of Tablighi Jamaat.

One leading advocate, Ebrahim Rangooni, has said that the movement seeks to “rescue the ummah [the global Muslim community] from the culture and civilisation of the Jews, the Christians and [other] enemies of Islam”. Its aim, he wrote, is to “create such hatred for their ways as human beings have for urine and excreta”.

Mr Rangooni has also given warning to parents that non-Muslim schools “turn humans into animals” and that sending a Muslim child to a British college “is as dangerous as throwing them into hell with your own hands”.

Mere på TimesOnline

Vi er da ikke det mindste overraskede. Finder Times først ud af det nu?

Kamel skønhedskonkurrence aflyst

Filed under: Antisemitisme, Evidens, Feminisme, Islam, Israel, Muslim World, Saudi — Hodja @ 18:58

Saudi Arabia has called off a camel beauty contest scheduled for later this month, in the face of the mystery deaths of thousands of the animals that are a national icon in the desert kingdom.

In Saudi Arabia, camels are often referred to by the Arabic word mazaen, (beauties) and can fetch more than 1 million riyals (about $267,000) a head.


The paper said that agriculture minister Fahd Bin Abdel Rahman Balghnaim was not ruling out a “criminal dimension” to the deaths, which the Saudi media have described as a “national tragedy.”

Mere på Middle East Times

Er der nogen, der vil vædde på, hvem de skyldige er? Jeg holder på JØDERNE! Typisk jødekomplot at slå folks skønhedskameler ihjel. Gad vide om de ville reagere ligeså stærkt, hvis det drejede sig om deres kvinder?


Filed under: Historie, Islam, Jihad, Kriminalitet, Labaner, Oplysning om islam, USA/Canada — Hodja @ 18:45

Mark Steyn skriver bl.a.

In theory, the administration ought to derive a political benefit from this: The president has “kept America safe.” But, in practice, the placidity of the domestic front diminishes the chosen rationale of the conflict: if a “war on terror” has no terror, who says there’s a war at all? That’s the argument of the left – that it’s all a racket cooked up by the Bushitlerburton fascists to impose on America a permanent national-security state in which, for dark sinister reasons of his own, Dick Cheney is free to monitor your out-of-state phone calls all day long.

Eurabia på fremmarch: Partnerskab om sundhed omkring Middelhavet

Filed under: EAD, EU, Europa, Immigration, Islam, Italien — Hodja @ 18:39

Fjordman skriver:

The first time I read Bat Ye’or’s description of the Eurabian networks, I found it hard to believe that something that big could go on despite the fact that I had never heard about any of it. But then I started checking the available documents myself, and discovered that it was all true. Perhaps the greatest betrayal in modern Western history, yet largely ignored by Western media.

Italy’s health minister Livia Turco on Thursday launched an intiative by Mediterranean and Middle East countries to co-operate in health care, including sharing research facilities, computer databanks and identifying best practices and excellence in service provision. “The plan is diplomacy in health care through which Italy wants to contribute to peace and development in the Mediterranean region,” Turco said speaking at an international conference in Rome to implement the project. The project will also involve the creation of a “command room” that will co-ordinate initiatives between, national, regional and local governments in the region as well as with universities and other research and education institutions and the private sector, Turco said.

Gauleiteren i BrySSel og ytringsfriheden i EUrabien

Filed under: EU, Holland, Islam, Ytringsfrihed — Skjoldungen @ 17:48

Gauleiter Thielemans sætter sine Schutz-Staffeln in mod fredelig demonstration i Bryssel.

Læs den udførlige rapport ovre på Gates of Vienna.


Statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen og hele Danmark blev snydt af den egyptiske ambassadør Mona Omar Attia.

Filed under: Ægypten, Cartoons, Imamer, Islam, Labaner, Muhammed Cartoons, Muslim World — Hodja @ 09:35

Nu har hun i et opsigtsvækkende interview til den arabiske avis al-Watan indrømmet, at en officiel dansk undskyldning for de 12 Muhammedtegninger i Jyllands-Posten i virkeligheden var det eneste, hun frygtede.

Havde Fogh bøjet sig og givet den undskyldning, som egypterne havde krævet, var konflikten mellem Danmark og den arabiske verden nemlig med stor sandsynlighed ikke eksploderet i boykot, vold og kaos.

Mere på BT