Hodjanernes Blog

15 maj 2012


Filed under: Demografi, Europa, Evidens, Politik — Tags: — Skjoldungen @ 23:45

Vi bringer lidt oplysende tidsfordriv: 1000 års grænseændringer på 11 minutter.

Så vidt jeg kan bedømme er den nedenstående video forbløffende nøjagtig. Den ses bedst i helskærm og i langsom gengivelse (klik eventuelt i feltet til venstre) samt i fuld HD (1080p) idet man så kan følge årstallene oppe i venstre hjørne. Det virker som om de længste perioder med stabilitet har været årene fra Tysklands samling og op til I. Verdenskrig (Stefan Zweig’s ‘Verden af i Går’) samt under Den kolde Krig. Hvornår kommer de næste, store farveeksplosioner…? – De hidtidige af slagsen har – som det ses – været yderst kortlivede:

6 juni 2009

Flere Obamatørismer.

Filed under: Blogs Foreign English, Evidens, Islam, Jihad, Loonies, USA/Canada — Tags: , — Skjoldungen @ 23:46

Den amerikanske præsident kan bruges som ekspert af DanMarx Radio.

mullah_obamaEd West i The Telegraph: I wonder if George Dubya would have got away with making a historical blunder of this kind:

Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo yesterday, whatever else one thinks of it, did produce something in abundance: Obamateurisms. We’ll start with one noticed by Barcepundit, and fittingly so, because it relates to Spain, Barcepundit’s country. In praising the history of Islamic tolerance, Obama told his audience that Islam even showed its tolerance … during the Inquisition?

“The fifth issue that we must address together is religious freedom.

Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition.”

Barcepundit couldn’t believe his ears:

[B]y the time the Spanish Inquisition was created in 1478, Cordoba has been reconquered from Islamic hands almost 150 years earlier, in 1236.

Andalusia didn’t last long in the Inquisition period, either. It fell to Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic monarchs of Spain, in 1492, which completed the reconquest of Spain by Christian forces. Andalusia as an Islamic outpost had declined steadily for most of the previous 150 years.

I’m all in favour of the leader of the free world building bridges with the Muslim world, even if “proud tradition of tolerance” is not the first phrase that immediately springs to mind when I think of Islam, even in this part of the world. As David T of Harry’s Place points out:

In 1011, there was a massacre of Jews in Cordoba: which was followed by other slaughters in other parts of Al Andalus, notably in Granada in 1066 The famous Jewish scholar, Maimonides originally lived in Cordoba in the early 12th century, until the Almohades dynasty took the city, and threatened to kill any Jews who did not leave or convert to Islam. Maimonides’ family relocated to the more tolerant university city of Fes, in Morocco.

Maybe now isn’t the time to bring all this up – Obama is on a mission to heal the world and good luck to him, but I wonder whether the media, American or British, would have been so forgiving to his predecessor?