måndag, november 18, 2019

USA slår fast: Judeen och Samarien inte "ockuperade"

Idag kom ett efterlängtat och viktigt
budskap från USA:
Jerusalem, Judeen och Samarien är
enligt USA:s uppfattning inte "ockuperade".
Det som folkrätten hela tiden hävdat gäller
och inte de antisemitiska lögner som bl a
EU-byråkratin och svenska UD sprider..

Se utrikesministerns presskonferens:

USA ställer sig nu bakom Israels bosättningar på ockuperade Västbanken. Det efter att i fyra decennier sett dem som brott mot internationell lag. Det slog utrikesminister Mike Pompeo fast när han talade med pressen på måndagskvällen svensk tid.
Ända sedan 1978 har USA officiellt sett de israeliska bosättningarna på Västbanken som brott mot internationell lag. Men inte längre.

USA:s utrikesminister Mike Pompeo kom med beskedet på en presskonferens under måndagskvällen, svensk tid.
– Efter att noggrant ha studerat alla aspekter av den juridiska debatten, har vår regering enats om att etablering av israeliska, civila bosättningar på Västbanken inte är oförenlig med internationell lag, sade Pompeo.
Det är tredje gången som Trump-administrationen nu ställer sig på Israels sida i för regionen känsliga frågor.
Under 2017 erkände de Jerusalem som Israels huvudstad. 2018 flyttades USA:s ambassad till staden. och nu kommer beslutet om bosättningarna.

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Petterssons Blogg

Erdogan: Icke-muslimer ska bekämpas med våld

Turkiets president Erdogan behandlas oftast i europeiska medier, som om han vore en "normal" västerländsk statschef. Arutz Sheva visar i en artikel hur fel det är.
Han är en sann islamist som tar den onde öken-profetens religion på största allvar och uppmuntrar till hat och våld mot alla icke-muslimer (kuffar = otroende).

Ett par predikningar han nyligen höll i en moské i Istanbul visar hans sanna ansikte.

Det faktum att den turkiska journalist, som skrev artikeln, nu lever i landsflykt i USA är talande...

On October 25, a leader of a NATO member nation openly incited violence against non-Muslims. 
On that day, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the Friday prayers at the Great Çamlıca Mosque in Istanbul. He was accompanied by Istanbul’s governor Ali Yerlikaya, mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, Istanbul’s chief of police Mustafa Çalışkan and the head of the Istanbul branch of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Bayram Şenocak.
After the prayers, the hafiz of the mosque recited the Koranic Verse Al-Fath, which means “victory, triumph, conquest” in English. Then Erdogan took the microphone, reciting a part of the verse in Arabic and then in Turkish. He told the congregants:
“Our God commands us to be violent towards the kuffar (infidels). Who are we? The ummah [nation] of Mohammed. So [God] also commands us to be merciful to each other. So we will be merciful to each other. And we will be violent to the kuffar. Like in Syria.”

Erdogan then referred to another Koranic verse, As-Saff-13, in Arabic:
“Inshallah, God has promised us in Syria: 'Nasrun minallahi ve fethun karib ve beşşiril mu'minin.' [‘Victory from Allah and an imminent conquest; and give good tidings to the believers’]. We see it is happening right now. With the permission of Allah, we will see it even more... I will meet some presidents of foreign countries at the Dolmabahce Palace today. I ask for your permission now to go there.”

The congregants then cheered Erdogan on, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest).

                                                  Erdogan vid Atatürks byst.
                                                  A. var det sekulära Turkiets grundare

That the country’s political opposition has raised no serious objection to these statements is alarming for several reasons. 
Dr. Bill Warner, the president of the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI), explains the concept of “kafir” in Islam:
“Islam divides the world into Muslims and unbelievers, kafirs. Political Islam always has two different ways to treat kafirs—dualistic ethics. Kafirs can be abused in the worst ways or they can be treated like a good neighbor. Kafirs must submit to Islam in all politics and public life. Every aspect of kafir civilization must submit to political Islam.

“Political Islam is the doctrine that relates to the unbeliever, the kafir….The Trilogy [The Koran, Sira (Mohammed’s biography) and Hadith (the traditions of Mohammed)] not only advocates a religious superiority over the kafir—the kafirs go to Hell whereas Muslims go to Paradise—but also its doctrine demands that Muslims dominate the kafir in all politics and culture. This domination is political, not religious.”

Dr. Warner goes on to give examples of how Islamic scriptures refer to the “kafir”:
“The language of Islam is dualistic. As an example, there is never any reference to humanity as a unified whole. Instead there is a division into believer and kafir (unbeliever). Humanity is not seen as one body, but is divided into whether the person believes Mohammed is the prophet of Allah or not.
“The Koran defines the kafir and says that the kafir is hated (40:35), mocked (83:34), punished (25:77), beheaded (47:4), confused (6:25), plotted against (86:15), terrorized (8:12), annihilated (6:45), killed (4:91), crucified (5:33), made war on (9:29), ignorant (6:111), evil (23:97), disgraced (37:18), cursed (33:60), stolen from (Bukhari 5,59,537), raped (Ishaq 759) and a Muslim is not the friend of a kafir (3:28). 

“Christians and Jews are infidels, but infidels are kafirs, too. Polytheists are Hindus, but they are also kafirs. The terms infidel and polytheist are religious words. Only the word “kafir” shows the common political treatment of Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, animist, atheist and humanist.

“The word kafir should be used instead of ‘unbeliever’, the standard word. Unbeliever is a neutral term. The Koran defines the kafir and kafir is not a neutral word. A kafir is not merely someone who does not agree with Islam, but a kafir is evil, disgusting, the lowest form of life. Kafirs can be tortured, killed, lied to and cheated. So the usual word ‘unbeliever’ does not reflect the political reality of Islam.”

It appears that one major reason behind the continued, severe persecution against and – in many cases – the complete destruction of non-Muslim lives and civilizations in what is today called “the Muslim world” is this intense hatred for and dehumanization of the kafir.

Dr. Andrew Bostom, the author of “The Legacy Of Jihad: Islamic Holy War And The Fate Of Non-Muslims”, has analyzed Erdogan’s words in detail according to Islamic sources, and noted:
“Authoritative Koranic commentaries—classical and modern—as well as canonical hadith, traditions of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, support Erdogan’s hateful and predatory views toward non-Muslims.
“Thus, not only do Erdogan’s Koranic invocations sanctioning harshness towards non-Muslims and their jihad conquest, comport with their authoritative glosses, the Turkish President himself is revered by the mainstream. Global Muslim Umma.”

The fact that these words were uttered by the president of a nation that is an ostensible NATO ally and a candidate for the European Union membership is a major warning to all non-Muslim nations as well as to Muslims who disagree with Erdogan’s worldview. 

Uzay Bulut

 The writer is a Turkish journalist and political analyst formerly
based in Ankara. She now lives in the United States.

lördag, november 16, 2019

Labours undergång p g a sin antisemitism - fortsättning

Labours kaotiska undergång förvärras för 
varje dag.
Först hoppade de judiska parlaments-
ledamöterna av från partiet; sedan de mest
prominenta "gråsossarna" och nu följer ett 
antal av landets mest kända författare 

Tjugofyra kända författare uppmanar i ett 
öppet brev väljarna att INTE rösta Labour 
p g a partiets antisemitism.
Brevet publiceras i The Guardian, kultur-
radikalernas favorittidning.

(Jerusalem Post) A number of prominent British figures have declared that they will not vote for Labour in the upcoming general election due to the party's links with antisemitism. 
John Le Carré and Joanna Lumley were among those who, in an open letter to The Guardian, pledged to put Jewish concerns above wider issues such as Brexit.
"We listen to our Jewish friends and see how their pain has been relegated as an issue, pushed aside by arguments about Britain’s European future. For those who insist that Labour is the only alternative to Boris Johnson’s hard Brexit, now, it seems, is not the time for Jewish anxiety," the signatories wrote.

Highlighting the formal investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission into institutional antisemitism within the Labour Party, and the departure of two Jewish MPs from the party, the signatories said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "has a long record of embracing antisemites as comrades." 
The upcoming general election is widely viewed in Britain as a further referendum on Brexit, with all parties making their particular stance on Britain's exit from the European Union central to their message to voters. 

But the signatories argued that concerns over antisemitism go deeper, right to the heart of the British character, turning this election into a pivotal point in British history as the nation decides what sort of country Britain is to be in the post-Brexit era. 
"Antisemitism is central to a wider debate about the kind of country we want to be," they wrote. "To ignore it because Brexit looms larger is to declare that anti-Jewish prejudice is a price worth paying for a Labour government. Which other community’s concerns are disposable in this way? Who would be next? 

"Opposition to racism cannot include surrender in the fight against antisemitism. Yet that is what it would mean to back Labour and endorse Mr. Corbyn for Downing Street. The path to a more tolerant society must encompass Britain’s Jews with unwavering solidarity."
The 24 signatories include authors John Le Carré, whose real name is David Cornwell, and William Boyd, both of whom have previously expressed anti-Brexit opinions. Labour is pledging a second referendum on Brexit as opinion on the matter continues to be split within the country. 
Former Labour politician and ex-chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Trevor Phillips was also among the group, who said they would not vote for Labour, as were historians Antony Beevor, Tom Holland and Dan Snow, and respected actor Simon Callow. 
"We endorse no party. However, we cannot in all conscience urge others to support a political party we ourselves will not. We refuse to vote Labour on 12 December," they wrote. 
Seven Labour MPs quit the party earlier this year in protest at the ongoing allegations of antisemitism. Among them was Jewish MP Luciana Berger, who has called for the results on the investigation into institutional antisemitism in Labour to be released before the election. 

fredag, november 15, 2019

Färöarna trotsar EU-byråkratin: Vill öppna ambassad i Jerusalem !

Färöarna fick i all tysthet.en ny regering den 31 augusti.
En impopulär socialistisk-radikal regering ersattes med
en treparti-koalition med två konservativa och ett krist-
demokratiskt parti.

Inte ens kolonialherren Danmark tycktes bry sig.
Förrän den nya regeringen meddelade sin första åtgärd:
Att öppna ett representationskontor i Jerusalem
och erkänna Jerusalem som Israels huvudstad...

Danska regeringen fick hicka och de antisemitiska 
EU-byråkraterna i Bryssel gick helt i spinn...

Danska regeringen har länge lovat att besittningarna 
Färöarna och Grönland ska få ökad självständighet på
nya områden, bl a i utrikespolitiken. När Färöarna nu tar 
ett radikalt och självständigt initiativ, som inte passar
makthavarna i Köpenhamn och Bryssel, kommer de att 
minnas det löftet ?

Det är framförallt den kristdemokratiske utrikesministern 
Jenis av Rana på Färöarna som driver frågan, men han 
har ett brett folkligt stöd från befolkningen på de 
starkt kristna öarna.

– Vi har representasjoner over hele verden, hvorfor kan 
vi ikke ha en i Israel. Israel er et av de mest utviklede 
land i verden, særlig innenfor teknologi, sier Jenis av
Rana, Færøyenes utenriksminister, til Sermitsiaq.ag.

Ikke desto mindre bekræfter den færøske udenrigsminister, 
Jenis av Rana, over for Politiken, at han fortsat arbejder på 
fuld tryk for at udføre Jerusalem-planen. I første omgang 
skal den kommende finanslov bevilge penge til planerne.

»Vi har anmodet om penge til, at vi kan åbne i september 
eller oktober 2020«, forklarer Jenis av Rana og tilføjer:

"Det är de facto ett erkännande 
av Jerusalem som Israels huvudstad !"

Jenis av Rana begrunder det færøske ønske med, at 
kristendommen står meget stærkt på Færøerne, og at 
»Færøerne elsker Israel«.

»Det er nok 90 procent af dem, jeg møder, der siger 
til mig, at det med ambassaden må du holde fast i«,
siger Rana og mener, at sagen kan teste Frederiksens ønsker 
om større udenrigspolitisk albuerum.
»Det er en mulighed, hun har for at vise, hvad hun mener
 med regeringens nye politik. Det er vi meget spændt på«.

Det blir ett spännande kraftprov mellan färingarna,
de gamla partierna i Danmark och den antisemitiska 
sumpen i Bryssel. 
En ledande dansk statsvetare kommenterar frågan med 
att det blir en lackmustest på om danska regeringen 
menat allvar med sina löften till Färöarna och Grönland.

i24 News i Israel rapporterade:
The Faroe Islands is set to form an official diplomatic 
mission in Jerusalem and recognize it as Israel’s capital,
Danish daily newspaper Politiken reported.

The foreign minister of the self-governing archipelago, 
belonging to the Kingdom of Denmark, said that the 
Islands’ goal is to open a diplomatic office in Jerusalem
in September or October 2020, as cited by an Israel 
National News (INN) report on Friday morning.

After the United States unilaterally broke international 
consensus and moved their embassy to Jerusalem in 
May 2018, only Guatemala and Honduras followed suit.

Själv säger jag: Lycka till, Färöarna !!

tisdag, november 12, 2019

Krigsnytt från Israel

Så är en ny stor islamistisk attack mot Israel på gång.

Hamas och Islamiska Jihad har rustats upp ordentligt  av Iran och öser nu missiler över
Israel. Hittills idag över 190 st. De flesta har 
skjutits ned av luftvärnet Iron Dome. 

Självklart slår Israel tillbaka och har redan plockat bort flera terroristledare.
IDF förväntar sig en attack som varar några dagar.

Se minutaktuella nyheter på

Times of Israel

Jerusalem Post

Arutz Sheva 


Twitter hashtagg #jiHadEnough

Fakta om Islamiska Jihad

måndag, november 11, 2019

SÄPO varnar för statsfinansierad islamism i Sverige

SVERIGE I ett pressmeddelande uppger Säkerhetspolisen, Säpo, att ”ett relativt stort antal” organisationer kopplade till våldsbejakande extremistmiljöer finansieras med statliga och kommunala bidrag. Enligt Säpo är problemet störst inom den islamistiska miljön.

– Vi ser i vårt operativa arbete att det finns individer med koppling till våldsbejakande extremism som är aktiva i organisationer som mottar offentliga medel. Det handlar om individer som använder organisationerna som plattform för att sprida och förankra sina budskap, säger Johan Olsson, operativ chef vid Säpo, i pressmeddelandet.

Det handlar om högerextremister, vänsterextremister och islamister som får bidrag genom organisationer som skolor, stiftelser och kulturföreningar. Utan att ha kunnat ta fram någon exakt summa uppskattar Säpo att det handlar om miljontals kronor.

– Tillgången till offentliga medel ökar legitimiteten och ger ekonomiska förutsättningar för plattformar där radikalisering kan ske, och det bidrar till tillväxten i extremistmiljöerna. Historiskt sett är det här ett problem i samtliga tre extremistmiljöer som Säkerhetspolisen följer, men vi ser just nu att problemet är störst i den våldsbejakande islamistiska miljön, säger Johan Olsson.

Säpo vill nu att det inrättas ett kunskapscentrum som kan ge stöd och kunskap till bidragsgivande myndigheter.

– För att minska tillväxten i extremistmiljöerna behöver samhället förhindra att organisationer som bidrar till radikalisering mottar offentliga medel. Staten ska inte finansiera verksamheter som undergräver vår demokrati genom att stödja våldsbejakande extremism, säger Johan Olsson.


lördag, november 09, 2019

Erdogans offensiv mot Västerlandet

Gatestone om Erdogans offensiv mot Västerlandet på många fronter:

  • "Europe is a cultural continent, not a geographical one... It is its culture that gives it a common identity. The roots that have formed it, that have permitted the formation of this continent, are those of Christianity. [...] In this sense, throughout history Turkey has always represented another continent, in permanent contrast with Europe. There were the wars against the Byzantine empire, the fall of Constantinople, the Balkan wars, and the threat against Vienna and Austria. That is why I think it would be an error to equate the two continents." — Pope Benedict XVI, Le Figaro Magazine, 2007.

  • In Germany, Turkey controls 900 mosques out of a total of 2,400. These Islamic centers not only serve members of the Turkish diaspora, but also stop them from assimilating into German society. Speaking with Turks in Germany, Erdogan urged them not to assimilate, and called the assimilation of migrants in Europe "a crime against humanity."

  • Erdogan has also been expanding Turkey beyond its borders – starting with Cyprus, the Greek Islands, Suakin Island (Sudan) and Syria.

  • Mosques, migrants and the military are now Erdogan's new weapons in his threats against the West.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "has earned the title of Caliph" according to Turkish journalist Abdurrahman Dilipak.
Erdogan is the head of NATO's second-largest army; he has spies throughout Europe through a network of mosques, associations and cultural centers; he has brought his country to the top of the world rankings for the number of imprisoned journalists and has shut the mouth of German comedians with the threat of legal action. By keeping migrants in Turkish refugee camps, he controls immigration to Europe.

The worse Erdogan behaves, the greater his weight in Europe. In a 2015 meeting, Erdogan reportedly was "openly mocking" European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and other "senior European leaders", as Juncker asked Erdogan to consider how he was treated "like a prince" at a Brussels summit.

According to Stratfor's George Friedman:

"Turkey now is the 17th largest economy in the world, it is larger than Saudi Arabia, it has an army and military capability that is probably the best in Europe, besides the UK and they could beat the Germans in an afternoon and the French in an hour if they showed up."
Turkey's 2018 military budget increased to $19 billion, 24% higher than 2017, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Erdogan has placed Turkey's military -- once a bastion of Turkish nationalism and secularism -- under his political authority. While Europe is pacifist and refuses to invest in its own security or, like Germany, support NATO's budget, Turkey is belligerent.

Ever since his Justice and Development Party (AKP) became Turkey's dominant political force in 2002, for Erdogan, elevating the public role of Islam has been more than a slogan. At public gatherings, the Turkish president has made the "rabia", a hand gesture of four fingers raised and the thumb hidden, to protest the overthrow of Egypt's Islamist then President Mohamed Morsi by Egypt's military. Erdogan evidently sees himself as a global Islamic leader with national elections to win. Through four million Turkish Muslims in Germany and vast communities in the Netherlands, France, Austria and beyond, Erdogan does indeed have enormous influence in Europe.

As a leader of the Ummah [Islamic community], Erdogan challenged the leader of Christianity. In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a famous lecture at Germany's University of Regensburg, where he diagnosed Islam as inherently flawed. During his address, the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor:

"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached".
The Muslim world erupted in anger. In an apology tour of Erdogan's Turkey, Benedict XVI reversed his firm position of just two years before and supported Turkey's joining the European Union. The year before becoming Pope, then-Cardinal Ratzinger had said that Turkey should never join the European Union. "Europe is a cultural continent, not a geographical one," Ratzinger said to Le Figaro.

"It is its culture that gives it a common identity. The roots that have formed it, that have permitted the formation of this continent, are those of Christianity. [...] In this sense, throughout history Turkey has always represented another continent, in permanent contrast with Europe. There were the wars against the Byzantine empire, the fall of Constantinople, the Balkan wars, and the threat against Vienna and Austria. That is why I think it would be an error to equate the two continents."
Ratzinger said the something similar in another instance, that "Turkey in Europe is a mistake":

"The European continent has its own Christian soul and Turkey, which is not the Ottoman Empire in its extension but still constitutes its central core, has another soul, naturally to be respected".
Both Benedict and Erdogan understood that Islamic Turkey has been the nemesis of Christian Europe -- from October 7, 1571, when Europe inflicted a catastrophic defeat on the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto, until September 12, 1683, when Europe again defeated the Turks at the outskirts of Vienna, the city they had historically tried to capture as a base for the conquest of the rest of Europe.
It was in the half-century that followed the fall of Constantinople in 1453 -- the great Eastern Christian center, whose collapse marked the end of the Byzantine Empire -- that Christian Europe started to expel the Ottoman Turks from the continent. Now it seems as if Erdogan, by other means, is trying to pursue a historic Turkish revenge on Europe. Erdogan is seemingly using this ideology of conquest to cement his internal and external power.

Erdogan's most powerful tool in his relations with Europe has been migrants. "You cried out when 50,000 refugees were at the Kapikule border", Erdogan said in 2016, referring to the border with Bulgaria. "You started asking what you would do if Turkey would open the gates. Look at me — if you go further, those border gates will be open. You should know that".

Last month, during his military operation against the Kurds, Erdogan repeated the same threat:

"Hey EU, wake up. I say it again: if you try to frame our operation there as an invasion, our task is simple: we will open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants to you."
Europe, unable to control its own borders, is stalling.
Since he came to power, Erdogan, in a building spree, has reportedly built 17,000 mosques (one fifth of Turkey's total). The largest is located in Camlica, the Asian shore of Istanbul. From Mali to Moscow, by way of Cambridge and Amsterdam, Erdogan is ceaselessly active in "diplomatizing" his religion. The "biggest mosque in the Balkans" is Turkish and is located in Tirana, Albania. "The largest in West Africa" was built by Erdogan in Accra, Ghana. "The largest in Central Asia" he built in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The "largest mosque in Europe" will be his new Turkish mosque in Strasbourg. He is planning to open Turkish schools in France.

Erdogan has empowered Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), which now has 120,000 employees and a budget the size of twelve other ministries combined. In 2004, with 72,000 employees, the Diyanet was about half that size. This is the religious network with which Erdogan has a foot in European affairs.
In Germany, Turkey controls 900 mosques out of a total of 2,400. These Islamic centers not only serve members of the Turkish diaspora, but also stop them from assimilating into German society. Speaking with Turks in Germany, Erdogan urged them not to assimilate, and called the assimilation of migrants in Europe "a crime against humanity". He apparently wants them to remain part of Turkey and the Ummah, the global Muslim community.

Last year, Austrian authorities announced the closure of several Turkish-controlled mosques after "children in a Turkish-financed mosque re-enacting the first world war battle of Gallipoli." According to The Guardian:

As many as 60 Turkish imams and their families face expulsion from Austria and seven mosques are due to be closed under a clampdown on what the government has called "political Islam".
Austria's chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said the country could no longer put up with "parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation," which he said had "no place in our country".
Erdogan, however, knows that against Europe, numbers are on his side. "Make not three, but five children. Because you are the future of Europe," Erdogan told the Turkish diaspora. Eurostat, the official statistics agency of the European Union, shows that in terms of birthrates, Turkey is ahead of Europe. In one year in Turkey, more than 1.2 million children were born, while only 5.07 million children were born in all of the EU's 28 member states. What would Europe look like if 80 million Turks joined the EU?

Already in 1994, when Erdogan was campaigning to become the mayor of Istanbul, he talked about "the second conquest of Istanbul". (The first conquest was the defeat of Christian Constantinople in 1453.) According to the exiled Turkish novelist Nedim Gürsel, Erdogan, when he was mayor of Istanbul, took it upon himself to commemorate the Turkish conquest of Constantinople. "Celebrating a conquest that took place more than five centuries ago may seem anachronistic, I would even say absurd, to European leaders", Gürsel writes. "For Erdogan, the capture of Constantinople is another pretext for challenging the West and giving back to its people its repressed pride". Last January, Erdogan chose the tomb of an Ottoman forebear to pledge a victory over Syria.

"You will not turn Istanbul into Constantinople", Erdogan said after the Christchurch massacre. Erdogan is obsessed with history and takes it far more seriously than Europeans do. "We will change Hagia Sophia's name from a museum to a mosque", Erdogan said earlier this year. The Hagia Sophia, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in AD 537, was for 900 years the greatest cathedral in Christendom – until 1453 when the Ottoman Empire defeated the Byzantines and took over Constantinople; then it became one of Islam's greatest mosques. In 1935, President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk turned it into a museum; Erdogan has pledged to turn it back into a mosque, and recited a Muslim prayer in the formerly Christian site.

Erdogan has also been expanding Turkey beyond its borders – starting with Cyprus, the Greek Islands, Suakin Island (Sudan) and Syria. "We are a big family of 300 million people from the Adriatic to the Great Wall of China", Erdogan said in a recent speech from Moldova. The borders of Turkey, he stated in Izmir, span "from Vienna to the shores of the Adriatic Sea, from East Turkistan (China's autonomous region of Xinjiang) to the Black Sea".

To expand his country's influence, Erdogan is also using Turkey's military. "Not since the days of the Ottoman Empire has the Turkish military had such an extensive global footprint", the journalist Selcan Hacaoglu reports. The Turkish-American political scientist Soner Cagaptay titled his new book, Erdogan's Empire.
Mosques, migrants and the military are now Erdogan's new weapons in his campaign against the West.
Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

fredag, november 08, 2019

Tung tidning varnar för socialdemokratisk antisemitism

Något helt unikt utspelas just nu på den politiska fronten i London inför valet i december :

Ärevördiga Jewish Chronicle (JC) går idag ut med en ledare på hela förstasidan där man avråder landets judar och deras vänner från att rösta på det antisemitiska Labourpartiet.
Det är första gången på över 100 år de inte stöder Labour i ett val...

Men det är ett Labourparti i full upplösning:
Viceordföranden hoppade av i går, en tungviktig f d minister uppmanade på BBC alla gamla labourväljare att rösta konservativt, parlamentsledamöter hoppar strömhopp till andra partier....

Kvar står snart bara Corbyn med sina antisemitiska trotskister, stalinister och islamister. Och de lär inte vinna något val...


To all our fellow British citizens

This leader — and front page — is addressed not to our usual readers but to those who would not normally read the Jewish Chronicle. In other words, to non-Jews

    Our front page for 8 November 2019

    The vast majority of British Jews consider Jeremy Corbyn to be an antisemite. In the most recent poll, last month, the figure was 87 per cent. Putting oneself in the shoes of nother person, or another group, can be difficult. But we believe it is important — and urgent — that you do that. Perhaps the fact that nearly half (47 per cent) of the Jewish community sai in that same poll that they would “seriously consider” emigrating if Mr Corbyn wins on December 12 will give you an indication of what it feels like to be a British Jew at a time when the official opposition is led by a man widely held to be an antisemite. 

    There is racism on all sides of politics and it must be called out wherever it is found. History has forced our community to be able to spot extremism as it emerges — and Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader in 2015 is one such example. Throughout his career, he has allied with and supported antisemites such as Paul Eisen, Stephen Sizer and Raed Salah. He has described organisations like Hamas, whose founding charter commits it to the extermination of every Jew on the planet, as his “friends”. He has laid a wreath to honour terrorists who have murdered Jews. He has insulted “Zionists” — the word used by antisemites when they mean “Jew” because they think it allows them to get away with it — as lacking understanding of “English irony”.

    There were some who hoped that he might change as leader. The opposite has happened. The near total inaction of Mr Corbyn and the rest of the Labour leadership in dealing with antisemites in the party has both emboldened them and encouraged others. Indeed, Mr Corbyn and his allies have actively impeded action against the racists. Instead of listening to and learning from mainstream Jewish bodies such as the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council, Mr Corbyn has treated them and their recommendations with contempt — and given support to fringe organisations set up solely to deny the existence of Labour antisemitism. Is it any wonder Jews worry about the prospect of Mr Corbyn as prime minister?  

    Yet, while we see all this, we also see an election being fought in which antisemitism in the Labour Party, inspired by its leader, is mentioned only occasionally as an afterthought. Brexit, austerity, the NHS, education and myriad other issues are, of course, vital. But how can the racist views of a party leader — and the deep fear he inspires among an ethnic minority — not be among the most fundamental of issues? That is why we are seeking your attention. If this man is chosen as our next prime minister, the message will be stark: that our dismay that he could ever be elevated to a prominent role in British politics, and our fears of where that will lead, are irrelevant. We will have to conclude that those fears and dismay count for nothing. But we think you do care.  

    We believe that the overwhelming majority of British people abhor racism.We ask only that, when you cast your vote,you act on that.

måndag, november 04, 2019

Översikt över terrorismen 2018

USA har precis offentliggjort den årliga rapporten om terrorismen i världen Country Reports on Terrorism 2018. En genomgång land för land och dessutom de viktigaste terrororganisationerna, som fortfarande är operativa.

Ladda gärna ned rapporten och läs den. 

Visserligen hävdar USA att Kalifatet kan betraktas som besegrat, men hämndlystna rester finns kvar (inte minst i Europa); Al Qaedas olika grenar är i huvudsak intakta och,
framförallt, IRAN finns kvar som den 
största sponsorn av global terrorism...

Utdrag ur förordet:

The United States and its partners made major strides to defeat and degrade international terrorist organizations in 2018. Together, we liberated nearly all the territory ISIS previously held in Syria and Iraq, freeing 110,000 square kilometers and roughly 7.7 million men, women, and children from ISIS’s brutal rule. These successes set the stage for the final destruction of the so-called “caliphate” in 2019. At the same time, the United States and its partners continued to pursue al-Qa’ida (AQ) globally, and the United States applied maximum pressure on Iran-backed terrorism, significantly expanding sanctions on Iranian state actors and proxies and building stronger international political will to counter those threats.

Despite these successes, the terrorist landscape remained complex in 2018. Even as ISIS lost almost all its physical territory, the group proved its ability to adapt, especially through its efforts to inspire or direct followers online. Over the last year, ISIS’s global presence evolved with affiliates and networks conducting attacks in the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Africa. Additionally, battle-hardened terrorists headed home from the war zone in Syria and Iraq or traveled to third countries, posing new dangers. Hundreds of ISIS fighters were captured and detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a partner non-state actor. The United States led by example in repatriating and prosecuting American foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), and we pressed other countries to do the same. Meanwhile, homegrown terrorists, inspired by ISIS ideology, planned and executed attacks against soft targets, including hotels, restaurants, stadiums, and other public spaces. The December 2018 shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, which killed three people and wounded 12, demonstrated the ability of homegrown terrorists to strike in the heart of Western Europe.

Iran remains the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism. The regime has spent nearly one billion dollars per year to support terrorist groups that serve as its proxies and expand its malign influence across the globe. Tehran has funded international terrorist groups such as Hizballah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. It also has engaged in its own terrorist plotting around the world, particularly in Europe. In January, German authorities investigated 10 suspected Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force operatives. In the summer, authorities in Belgium, France, and Germany thwarted an Iranian plot to bomb a political rally near Paris, France. In October, an Iranian operative was arrested for planning an assassination in Denmark, and in December, Albania expelled two Iranian officials for plotting terrorist attacks. Furthermore, Tehran continued to allow an AQ facilitation network to operate in Iran, which sends fighters and money to conflict zones in Afghanistan and Syria, and it has extended sanctuary to AQ members residing in the country.

AQ and its regional affiliates remain resilient and pose an enduring threat to the United States, our allies and partners, and our interests around the world. Given ISIS’s setbacks, AQ aims to reestablish itself as the vanguard of the global jihadist movement. Despite our sustained efforts since September 11, 2001, and the group’s leadership losses, AQ’s regional affiliates continue to expand their ranks, plot, and carry out attacks, as well as raise funds and inspire new recruits through social media and virtual technologies. AQ’s global network includes remnants of the group’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan, al-Nusrah Front in Syria, other AQ-linked extremists in Syria, AQ in the Arabian Peninsula, AQ in the Islamic Maghreb, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, al-Shabaab, and AQ in the Indian Subcontinent.

Regionally focused terrorist groups also remained a threat in 2018. For example, Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba – which was responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks – and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) maintained the capability and intent to attack Indian and Afghan targets. In February, operatives reportedly affiliated with JeM attacked an Indian army camp at Sunjuwan, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, killing seven. Elsewhere in South Asia, the Taliban and the Haqqani network (HQN) continued to launch lethal attacks throughout Afghanistan, including against U.S. military personnel. In one of its deadliest attacks to date, HQN – an affiliate of the Taliban – killed more than 100 people after detonating an explosives-laden ambulance in Kabul in January, a week after the Taliban conducted an attack on a Kabul hotel that killed 22. The Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan also continued to carry out attacks in 2018, including a March suicide bombing that targeted a checkpoint on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, resulting in the deaths of four police officers and two civilians. Israel continued to face terrorist threats from Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza. In 2018, Hamas and other Gaza-based groups launched more than 750 rockets and mortar shells toward Israel.

Terrorist tactics and use of technologies evolved throughout 2018. For example, the increased use of commercially available drones and encrypted communications, as well as low-tech vehicle and knife attacks, presented additional challenges for the international counterterrorism community. Moreover, terrorists remained intent on attacking civil aviation, though there were no successful such attacks in 2018.