Saturday, May 03, 2008

It's a family affair.

Hey dad, let's go kill Buffy, she's acting Germanic again.

I confess. I loved the headline as soon as I saw it.

"The Whore Lived Like a German"

Spiegel May 03 2008

Hatin Surucu just wanted to live her own life. Instead, she became Berlin's latest victim of honor killings. Her Turkish Muslim brothers allegedly gunned her down for adopting Western ways.In the past four months, six Muslim women living in Berlin have been brutally murdered by family members. Their crime? Trying to break free and live Western lifestyles.

Within their communities, the killers are revered as heroes for preserving their family dignity. How can such a horrific and shockingly archaic practice be flourishing in the heart of Europe?

The deaths have sparked momentary outrage, but will they change the grim reality for Muslim women?

Hatin Surucu just wanted to live her own life. Instead, she became Berlin's latest victim of honor killings. Her Turkish Muslim brothers allegedly gunned her down for adopting Western ways.

The shots came from nowhere and within minutes the young Turkish mother standing at the Berlin bus stop was dead. A telephone call from a relative had brought her to this cold, unforgiving place. She thought she would only be gone for a few minutes and wore a light jacket in the freezing February wind.

She had left her five-year-old son asleep in his bed. He awoke looking for his mother, who, like many Turkish women in Germany, harbored a secret life of fear, courage and, ultimately, grief. Now her little boy has his own tragedy to bear: His mother, Hatin Surucu, was not the victim of random violence, but likely died at the hands of her own family in what is known as an "honor killing."

Hatin's crime, it appears, was the desire to lead a normal life in her family's adopted land. The vivacious 23-year-old beauty, who was raised in Berlin, divorced the Turkish cousin she was forced to marry at age 16. She also discarded her Islamic head scarf, enrolled in a technical school where she was training to become an electrician and began dating German men. For her family, such behavior represented the ultimate shame -- the embrace of "corrupt" Western ways. (...)

And now that I had some fun, let's get a bit serious here and ask just what we should think of nations like Britain that ignore honor murder in the Muslim communities because they fear being accused of "racism." I won't go further into this. That's for one to ponder in the privacy of the mind. When one encounters such in the public domain, then one must wonder the kind of person one is to do nothing while the state does nothing too. A good citizen, what? It's not for me to say. It's a family affair.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Committee to Defenestrate Red Ken Happy but not Elated.

It's good enough.

Boris wins London Mayor battle

14 minutes ago

Boris Johnson has been elected Mayor of London, capping a catastrophic day for Labour in the local elections.

The Conservative candidate seized City Hall from Labour's two-term incumbent Ken Livingstone with Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick in third place.

Mr Johnson polled 1,168,738 votes to Mr Livingstone's 1,028,966


BNP Gains in Local Brit. Elections

Go figure. The people voted the wrong way, and they are stupid and spiteful for doing so. They're racists. They'll be sorry they didn't vote Labour.

Local election results are coming in today from Britain, and it looks like the British National Party [BNP] is picking up some stray seats. Below are some comments from defeated Labour candidates and how they feel about those who didn't elect them.

[T]he far-right British National Party – which also took the Brinsworth and Catcliffe seat – becomes the third largest party in the borough.

Ousted Labour councillor of 16 years Glyn Robinson said he did not know if the people of Maltby realised what they had done.

"I think they will live to regret this," he said following the vote count, which stretched into the early hours of Friday.

"I'm very disappointed, and having represented them for so long I'm really sorry that they have chosen to elect the BNP. It's a party that stands for nothing but racism and outright bigotry."

Independent candidate Keith Stringer was 'gobsmacked' by the result.


Victorious BNP member Will Blair refused to comment on his success in Maltby.

Mr Stonebridge - who resigned as chairman of Anston Parish Council last year - said there was 'an element of spite' from a number of people in his ward, which had contributed to his defeat....

The solution is clear: Don't have any more elections if the people are too stupid to vote for Labour. And why have elections? The people don't deserve such saints as the Labour candidates anyway.

For those who didn't read this below at Covenant Zone, I left it as a comment on Truepeers' piece.

I think most of us who give the issue some thought can distinguish between ethnic nationalism and xenophobic particularism. Some can't, as we know, see past the Left paradigms of our current pseudo-culture, and they therefore become particularist in their own way. It's a delicate balance. We like our own, but how we define our won is something flexible in reasonable people. I have some serious concerns about the BNP, just as much as I do about some of our most thoughtless Leftist fellows in this struggle against jihad and Muslim supremacism. Falling for one mindless extreme or the other harms us.

I saw the gains in the BNP's efforts, and frankly I'm disappointed they didn't do better, though I'm not at all surprised. The BNP is the best hope of a wake-call to the intelligentsia on the British horizon. It shows to anyone willing to attend to it that the natives are restless. In cases thus one is wise to attend before the problem grows. Not all BNP voters are drunken louts on the dole, and to write them off as such is to miss an important movement across Britain and, I guess here, across Europe: that the people are slowly moving away from the terrorism of the intelligentsia's normative narrative. Those few percent who voted for the BNP are today those who will go further tomorrow, and those who see it will follow to where the BNP is today, always some steps behind the active vanguard. The question is where the vanguard will stop and how powerful this radical vanguard will be when it does. I think it has far to go yet to give what I call "permission" to the masses to contradict in action the Gnostic intelligentsia. This is a beginning; and I am concerned that if it takes too long and is too flaccid a movement, the BNP will find itself overtaken by a deeper radicalism that will draw the middle to a further extreme. More now will save us greater problems in the future. The louder the warning now, the sooner the correction.

The resentment of the working classes in Britain, the nativist movement, is healthy at this point; but if it lags, if it doesn't do its therapeutic good, if it doesn't wreck the old order and give space for a new and sober health in the body politic, then we will witness, I think, a further resentment that will draw out deeper hostilities and more likelihood of direct action against an unresponsive system.

Let the lower classes, as it were, and the sensitive intellectual class members blow off some steam now, gain recognition of their concerns, find some redress, and perhaps things will settle. But I don't think so in this round. Not enough to prompt a change, meaning further prompting next round. As confidence grows in the BNP, or as confidence sags in the BNP we'll see a reaction in like. It's all up to the intelligentsia. Will they wait till the day they're in the cart on the way to their beheadings, or will they heed the call they should be hearing now?

The average native Brit has legitimate rights as an ethnic native. To miss that or to denigrate it in terms of the nativist racism or xenophobia is to bring out further resentments that will lead to conflagrations, apocalyptic ones, I dare say, in the future, human nature always being the same regardless of time or place.

We can be broadly 'us' today; and if we must be less broadly us today than we all might prefer, still it's better than to be at genuine war among us all later. So I cheer the gains of the BNP but wish the message of discontent had been stronger. 2010 will tell us far more, whether we like it or not.

In that time we must come to terms with our issues regarding nativism. Leftist hoohah won't do us any good. If we support the BNP and other nativist parties in upcoming elections we must do so clearly in theory. To indulge in the authority of the given is going to wreck us. Either side will become more hostile and less effective against the opposition. We must accept that we are 'we' to some extent, and that beyond that some are not and cannot be 'us.' I accept most as us in the broadest way. But it's not limitless, as some of our fellows seem to think it should be.

To come to terms with Reason as our guide, we can determine the bounds of our support for Israel and our support for, as an example, Vlams Belang, even for the BNP, while at the same time not dumping our foreign born wives and children. Or us, in some cases.

My personal position, one not completely shared by my colleagues here, is that we need a general theory of our goal, open in the teleological sense I mean it in.

To summarize, I welcome the gains by the BNP as a warning to the intelligentsia of Europe, but I fear it's not loud enough to shake them from their phantasies as yet. I don't have any deep liking of the BNP, and I understand the antipathy of our fellows who hate them, but we cannot write-off our own as less enlightened than we in the expectation that they will somehow go away rather than grow even more hostile in future. They, like we, have legitimate rights and concerns. Where the middle ends up is going to be for those who decide to act, acting as Men of Action. In that we need theory so we have an idea of where we go and to know where we do not go.

It's not so simple as our fellows elsewhere would like it to be, and if they don't see the fog of necessary collusion with others, then we stand a good chance of genuine harm at a later time in the fog of war, shooting mindlessly and blindly at each other.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Another Socialist Failure to blame on Capitalism.

A Dutch organization which helps drug addicts sent a number of such people of Surinam origin, with tax payers' money, to that country for a one-year experimental therapeutic program in the Surinam jungle [has ceased that operation]. The idea of this program is that these people [Surinamese] should return to their roots in order to cure their trauma of slavery [abolished 1863.] The organization of the project was a total failure and, after a few weeks, the addicts had to return to the Netherlands as they had no money for food. Among the members of the supervisory board of the foundation "Survival" which organized this project are former Liberal Party leader Hans Dijkstal and the former parliamentarian of the Green Left Party Tara Singh Varma who, in the past, had claimed falsely that she was suffering from a terminal illness.

Stupidity isn't terminal, they told her, but she didn't get it. It ain't her fault, man.


Monday, April 28, 2008

A small glitch in the works.

I'm involved in some editorial discussion with my colleagues at Covenant Zone at the present, and will decide what to do with this day's post when that's settled. Sorry about the delay.

OK, so now I'm really in trouble. Yes, I got arrested. Someone called the police and told them I was selling Muslim pornography. I denied it, of course, but the cops got me with a whole bundle of hadiths in a plain brown wrapper. My haram goose is cooked.Will try to make bail in time to have a new post up soon.

Allah batros, as we say at sea, hanging our heads in shame, sadder but wiser for it.

KIll, Kill, Burn, Burn-- in a reformed kind of way!

Robert Spencer posts further on the story just below:

Hundreds of protesters chanting "Kill, kill" set fire Monday to an Indonesian mosque belonging to a Muslim sect they claim is heretical, police said.

A policeman was wounded in the head when the crowd stoned the mosque in West Java province before setting it ablaze, said police spokesman Col. Dade Ahmad. Several suspects were taken in for questioning.

The attack was the latest targeting the Ahmadiyah sect in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Most mainstream Muslims consider Ahmadiyah heretical because it does not consider Muhammad to be the final prophet. The sect was founded at the end of the 19th century in Pakistan.

Last week, a team of prosecutors, religious scholars and government officials said the sect "had deviated from Islamic principles" and recommended it be outlawed. There have been several acts of vandalism targeting Ahmadiyah since then.

About 300 people torched the mosque and destroyed an Islamic school building inside the Ahmadiyah compound in Sukabumi town just after midnight. Many sect members have since fled the area, seeking refuge with friends and relatives.

"We heard the attackers chanting 'Burn, burn' and 'Kill, kill,'" said Zaki Firdaus, one of the sect's members. "It was horrifying."..