Tuesday, May 31, 2016


For what seems like aeons the Belgian Navy used either the light Alouette chopper or the Seaking. These days have finally come to an end, with the introduction of the NH90, NFH version (NATO Frigate Helicopter; the Army version is called the TTH, for Tactical Transport Helicopter).

NHIndustries is a European consortium with shares held by Airbus Helicopters, Fokker Aerostructures, and AgustaWestland. The NH90 is a medium-sized, full fly-by-wire, twin-engined multi-role chopper. In the Belgian Navy, its reached initial operational readiness in August 2015.

Between 18 and 24 May, a Caiman, as it is commonly referred to instead of the NH90, conducted tests on board the frigate Leopold I: takeoff/land, dataconnections during flight, a simulated crash, manoeuvring in the hangar, and recce flights. Pic taken somewhere on the North Sea:

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Some specs:

* a crew of 2 pilots, with possibly a sensor operator (not on TTH)
* capacity: 20 seated troops; or 12 medevac stretchers; or 2 NATO pallets; or 4,200 kg (9,260 lb) external slung load
* Length: 16.13 m (52 ft 11 in)
* Rotor diameter: 16.30 m (53 ft 6 in)
* Height: 5.23 m (17 ft 2 in)
* Empty weight: 6,400 kg (14,100 lb)
* Useful load: 4,200 kg (9,260 lb)
* Max. takeoff weight: 10,600 kg (23,370 lb)
* Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322-01/9 turboshaft, 1,662 kW (2,230 shp) each, or:
Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T700-T6E turboshaft, 1,577 kW (2,115 shp) each
* Maximum speed: 300 km/h (162 knots, 186 mph)
* Range: 800 km, 497 mi (TTH); 1,000 km, 621 mi (NFH) ()
* Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)
* Rate of climb: 8 m/s (1,574 ft/m)
* Armament: anti-submarine and/or air to surface missiles for the NFH version, 2x door gun for the TTH version

I recall that some two years ago some concerns were raised regarding the naval types' reportedly excessive corrosion problems; this was following a deployment of the first two Dutch NH90's to the Carribean. But these problems seem to have been solved. At any rate, the corrosion issues can't have been in either airframe or rotors, since these are made of advanced composites.


Monday, May 30, 2016


On this Memorial Day 2016, DowneastBlog honors one among many, PFC Paul E. Conlon. He was 21 when he fell in Afghanistan.

Via the MilitaryTimes:

"... of Somerville, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 15 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and then received small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade fire. Also killed was 1st Lt. Donald C. Carwile."

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I have a graph for you.

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Let us thank Paul, and so many others, for bringing hope in a wretched part of the world through his sacrifice.

Pray for him and his loved ones. God bless.


Sunday, May 29, 2016


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- All over the last summer, autumn and winter I had read about the migrants making a terrible nuisance of themselves near the Eurotunnel entrance, so I figured that for our Easter holiday to the south of England this year round, it might be safer to take the ferry Calais-Dover instead. And since there's no backflow, I also reckoned that taking the Eurotunnel to get back to France would pose no problems. So the plan was, France to the UK: the P&O Ferry. UK back to France: Eurotunnel.

The photo shows us approaching Calais port with the ferry terminals. Notice the barbed wire to keep migrants from climbing over the fences and disrupting the traffic. At regular intervals there were police vans with officers on guard. Welcome to European holidays in 2016!

Except that we did not board a ferry to go to England after all.

At the check-in terminals, they told us the storm in the Channel was so bad, Dover Harbour was closed. Earliest departure was scheduled for three pm, which meant waiting for four hours and ruining our afternoon schedule. Eurotunnel apparently cooperating with P&O Ferries however, they offered us the possibility to trade in our ferry tickets for Le Shuttle tickets for the same price, if only we took the risk to not be able to board the train immediately.

We took our chances and to our surprise, fifteen minutes later - the Chunnel entrance is right to the west of Calais, as opposed to the ferry terminals which are right to the east - we were waved through to the Le Shuttle loading platforms right away.

Half an hour later we were in Folkestone!

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There was a stiff breeze and rough water (for landlubbers) but imho no waves that warranted closing a harbour.

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We had booked three nights at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay, and one night in the Shore View Hotel in Eastbourne. When we left Folkestone there remained an estimated five hours of driving to Torquay, and it was only 1pm local time or so, so I figured there was sufficient time to visit two places - even if it had to be in a hurry. Place No. 1 was the house in Chawton where Jane Austen had spent the final eight years of her life. Jane Austen (1775-1817) is a quintessential British Romanticism writer and a contemporary of literary giants like William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and Lord Byron. She wrote but a small number of books, and by the time she settled in Chawton she had written two of her best known masterpieces in draft form already: Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Before publishing them, she may have revised them here. Completely new works written in Chawton were Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion. A bit to my surprise I also discovered, upon coming across several naval displays, that two of Jane Austen's brothers made it Admiral in the Royal Navy: Sir Francis Austen became Admiral of the fleet and Charles Austen reached the rank of Rear Admiral.

O'er here at DowneastBlog, we have touched on the subject before. In 2009, that is. Here is what I wrote at the time, and this is the the soundtrack exerpt 'The Living Sculptures at Pemberley':

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From Chawton it was but a short hop to Winchester, which boasts a magnificent gothic cathedral. What English gothic cathedrals lack in height compared to their continental counterparts they make up in length, and indeed Winchester Cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, has the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. Work began in 1079, and the consecration took place in 1093 already, but for centuries there would be alterations and additions.

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View of the nave looking eastwards towards the choir. Under William of Wykeham (1367–1404) the nave, until then in Romanesque style, was recased in Caen stone and remodelled in the Perpendicular style, the third phase in English Gothic Architecture, with an emphasis on vertical lines...

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... The ceiling is spectacularly embellished by those vertical lines converging into an intricate pattern: Winchester Cathedral's vault is a veritable poem in stone!

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After that it was off to Torquay, focal point of the English Riviera. That's not exaggerated: temperatures are said to be the highest in the UK (although I would wager the Scilly Islands are still warmer) and there are palm trees galore. This town of around 65,000 was also home to Agatha Christie, and around the harbour there's a so-called Agatha Christie Mile, a walk with successive plaques and a bust highlighting specific events in her life and work.

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On our second day, we visited Jurassic Coast, so called because there fossils dating from the Jurassic Epoch are supposedly omnipresent. Alas, for me the harvest was meagre... Pic taken in Charmouth, just east of Lyme Regis. Charmouth seems to be the place where you have the biggest chance to come up with decent fossils.

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The day after, we intended to visit The Eden Project in Cornwall. History buff that I am - freak, rather - I could not resist stopping in nearby Brixham where I knew a replica of the Golden Hind was moored, Sir Francis Drake's flagship with which he circumnavigated the world between 1577 and 1580. He set sail with five ships and came back with only one. Originally it was called the Pelican, but while underway he rebaptised it in Golden Hind, to honor Sir Christopher Hatton, his patron, whose heraldic emblem contained a golden hind. It is hard to believe that Drake survived the perils of the world's oceans with this small galleon, which had a water displacement of a mere 100 tons!

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After a relatively smooth ride, apart from a huge traffic jam before and in Totnes, we arrived at The Eden Project, which is situated in a disused kaolinite quarry two kilometres from the town of Saint Blazy, just inside Cornwall. The Eden Project is the brainchild of a certain Tim Smit and consists mainly of two gigantic biomes in which vegetation typical for a Rainforest and the Mediterranean has been recreated. Indeed it is said that the largest of the two biomes contains the largest piece of Rainforest outside the Amazon! Apart from the biomes, there are substantial outdoor gardens including a walk back in time for Earth's vegetation, the "Core", a building for educational purposes, and a visitor centre.

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On Thursday it was time to go back. The plan was to head back to Folkestone in two stages: Torquay-Eastbourne (you may recall we had booked one night there) and Eastbourne-Folkestone. WITH some serious sightseeing on the way of course. I calculated that we could make it to Eastbourne in the not too late evening AND visit both Greenway House and Stonehenge. Greenway House was the summertime residence of Agatha Christie. She once described it as "the loveliest place in the world" and on this glorious Spring morning it was hard to disagree!

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Greenway House, the magnificent summer residence of Agatha Chrisie and her second husband Max Mallowan, an archaeologist. In her own words, "the loveliest place on earth"...

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... and on this particularly sunny day, with splendid views on the river Dart, it was hard to disagree...

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Naturally, on heading back in the afternoon, we could not resist stopping at Stonehenge. A lot had changed here since our last visit, which was during our honeymoon in 1999.

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I always try to cram as much as possible in a day, and in 2014 we had such a wonderful time in and around Eastbourne, so I thought that before heading for Down House we could just as well make a slight detour and once again take in the view at Beachy Head, just west of Eastbourne...

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... and while in the neighborhood, why not stop in Berwick to check out again the beautiful murals in Berwick Church, painted in, IIRC, 1943 by the artist pair Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, prominent members of the Bloomsbury Group. This pic from outside the church was taken on a spectacular early Spring morning; you may recall the same view from one year ago when we visited the place in the early evening.

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Then it was off to Downe and Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, just SE of London. He wrote On the Origin of Species in this very study!

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View on Down House from the garden. Behind my back is a path that leads to Darwin's greenhouses, where he also conducted experiments. Both the house and garden are kept in immaculate condition.

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After this thoroughly satisfying visit - including a simple but decent lunch in the house's cafeteria - it was time to go back. In the evening we boarded Le Shuttle again at the Coquelles terminal, near Folkestone. A smooth 25-minute ride brought us back in Calais. Yet another great holiday in the UK!


Saturday, May 28, 2016


The Shamen with Destination Eschaton. Catchy tune, lousy video. From their 1995 album Axis Mutatis.

House/Dance band from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Good ole rock 'n roll with the Stray Cats, Runaway boys. From their 1981 debut album Stray Cats.

Rockabilly band, formed in 79 in Massapequa on Long Island, NY. Frontman's Brian Setzer.




The Bundestag, the German Parliament, is expected to pass a resolution very soon acknowledging that the massacre of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I was a genocide.

Germany's turks are not pleased with that.

Via PI-News, Saturday 28 May, 2016:

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"Under the leadership of Berlin's Turkish community over 500 organizations have gathered together [for the demo in Berlin - MFBB], a broad spectre, from the opposition party CHP over the German AKP branch to the right radical Grey Wolves [an oxymoron, these guys are as much "right radical" as my aunt R.], from islamist groups over DITIB mosques to secular Kemalists.

As fragmented as these groups with regards to other issues, in the protest against the Armenian Resolution they find each other: "Over 90 per cent of the Turkish population is rightfully denouncing the idea of the [allegation of] the genocide and judges it to be slander", says a letter, to be sent from the Turkish community to the (parliamentarian) fractions. If the Bundestag (parliament) would ratify the Armenian Genocide resolution this would be "poison for the peaceful coexistence between Germans and Turks in Germany itself, but also in Turkey".

The Armenian Genocide is a historical fact. Ottoman Turkey in 1915 massacred around 1,500,000 Armenians - and we are not even talking about what would happen to the Greek community seven years later. That today's Turks cannot come to terms with reality speaks bookmarks about the sheer and utter incompatibility of the vile islamic "culture" in advanced democratic societies.

Note also that the demo encompasses 500 (!) turkish organizations. If that isn't a fifth column, I don't know what is.

More on the demo in the following video. Notice also the demo's leader, Bekir Yilmaz, president of the Turkish community in Berlin.

Mr Yilmaz is also known for threatening that if demos don't work, they can also make themselves heard in other ways.

Mr Yilmaz is a member of the SPD, the Socialist Party, which may come as a surprise to you. Not.

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Turkish muslim bastards... confess your horrible crimes.


Friday, May 27, 2016


Some exerpts from the by now famous interview of Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes by Gavin McInnis, over at Taki's Magazine. McInnis molded the interview in a column titled 'Surrendering to Death':

Eagles of Death Metal recently finished a Canadian tour and I got to sit down with vocalist Jesse Hughes and discuss the Bataclan attack in Paris that killed 89 of his fans. You’d think he’d want to avoid the topic, but he was actually eager to get into it. He sees it as a catharsis.

Hughes is not happy with the way the media has treated the story. Details are randomly pulled from his interviews and entire angles are edited in later that are diametrically opposed to his beliefs. Jesse Hughes has been ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church. He’s pro-gun, pro-Trump, and pro-life. He recognizes that Islam is the problem and political correctness is literally killing us.

Takimag: It’s hard to talk about the attack without sounding like you’re blaming the victims, but it’s impossible to deny fear of Islamophobia and fear of guns led to a lot of deaths that night.

Jesse Hughes: I saw fear fall like a blanket on the whole crowd and they fell like wheat in the wind—the way you would before a god. I was totally alert from the very beginning. The first thing I needed to do was find my girl. Fear took a backseat and “where’s my girl?” took over. I could smell gunpowder in the backstage area and I knew someone fired a round back there. I saw a guy with an FAL and when he turned to face me his eyes looked like marbles. He was stoned out of his mind, and we now know they were on Xanax and cocaine. I recognized him. I’d seen him earlier in the day and noticed him staring at us.

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They were in the venue early. That implies some staff were in on it.

I got in a lot of trouble for saying that. I know for sure that they were in there early. I remember them staring at my buddy. I just chalked it up to Arab envy. You know what I mean? When a Muslim sees a cocky American dude with tattoos, he stares at him. I realized later it was Abdeslam and he was staring at my buddy because they thought he was a threat. There’s no denying the terrorists were already inside, and they had to get in somehow. During the shooting I went outside and the backstage door was propped open. How did that happen?

Do you think political correctness is killing our natural instincts and making us vulnerable?

Definitely. There were two girls who were involved. They were at the venue and vanished before the shooting, and these women were in traditional Muslim garb. They knew people wouldn’t check them because of the way they were dressed. They got caught a few days later.

The fear of offending Muslims is a terrorist’s greatest weapon.

Look at the guys who bombed Brussels. They were wearing black gloves on one hand. Their luggage was too heavy to lift, but they didn’t want anyone helping them with it. Nobody brought any of this up until after the bombs went off.

We’d rather die than be called a bigot.

How is a faith being associated with racism? Just take out the word “Islam” and replace it with “communism.” It’s an ideology. The same way the Rosenbergs could sell nuclear secrets from within America is the same way Muslim terrorists can attack us from within. It’s okay to be discerning when it comes to Muslims in this day and age.

Where is this push coming from? Is it all our fault?

Of course not. When you’re at a soccer game in Europe and you see the words “United Arab Emirates,” you know there is a lot of Arab money floating around and influencing the dialogue. The conversation is constantly being steered away from scrutiny. They think we’re fools.

Arab money is a pollutant. So many movies are made with Arab money. George Clooney doesn’t kiss the ass of the Arabs for no reason. American movies are the best way to influence the hearts and minds of the world.

You never see bad guys in movies who are Arab terrorists. It’s always Germans or French…

Or conservative Christian rednecks. They’re apparently what’s wrong with everything in the world now, including global warming. What about the other ice age we went through? There were no Christian Republicans back then. What caused that meltdown?

The other problem with that is, when you get rid of these Christian rednecks, you create a vacuum and it gets filled with people way worse. It gets filled with Islam. You end up replacing evangelism with sharia law.

Politicians behave better when they know people are watching. We behave better when we believe Jesus is watching us.

These atheists tell us we don’t need religion, yet everyone seems to be creating flimsy substitutes to replace it. Rehab is just Lent. Meditation is just Latin Mass. Seeing a therapist is just talking to your priest.

And the thing about the Bible is it’s written down. A therapist can change his diagnosis just like that and there’s no way of calling him out on it.

Let’s get back to the attack. Why didn’t the cops come in earlier? It seemed like the killing went on forever.

The press heard some kids were locked away in rooms so they reported it as a hostage situation. Those kids were hiding. This misinformation meant the cops set up outside for a negotiation while inside dozens of people were dying.

The terrorists would go up to bodies and stick them with the gun. If they budged, they’d shoot them again. One girl got up and said she was scared. The guy said, “Don’t be scared, you’ll be dead in two minutes,” and then he shot her, BOOM.

The French are so concerned with racism, they’re letting Muslims get away with murder.

A day after, at the stadium, Muslims booed the moment of silence and we barely heard about it in the press. I saw Muslims celebrating in the street during the attack. I saw it with my own eyes. In real time! How did they know what was going on? There must have been coordination."

I’ve heard you say you credit your childhood with your survival. You had a real dad who stuck around and taught you about guns.

I knew what gunfire was. I was able to think through it. I was also able to remember practical lessons of my life because I had to be in fights as a kid. My mom didn’t go sue anyone. I didn’t have playdates. I had some practical upbringing growing up in the desert where you got to get yourself out of your problems.

Also, the reason I’ve done well with this healing process is everything I was raised to believe was affirmed that night. In a way, that’s a blessing of God. When the first bullets started being fired, people looked at me. I remember that. It pissed me off because I knew right then and there it was going to be bad. I knew these kids had no idea what was coming. None. They’d never heard a gunshot in real life and it hit them so hard.

Political correctness kills.

Davey [bassist Dave Catching] was in the middle of the stage and when the lights went on, he saw shit he’d never seen before in his life, awful stuff. It has no parallel. It’s not just death. It’s the most unsuspecting, innocent victims you can imagine—people who are gripped in terror and can’t move as a result of it.

It’s like a metaphor for all of Western civilization.

I watched about seven people die. A couple of them were three feet from the barrier. They could have fallen backwards and been alive but they were too scared to even turn around. I remember a woman just standing with her hands up in a surrender pose. The terrorist finally saw her and all she did was go, “No no no.” She surrendered to death in front of my very eyes. I was yelling at her, “HEY!” and I don’t think she could hear me. She was so terrified, I think she’d already given up.

Is it fair to say the liberal mentality created this need to surrender?

I will lay the blame right in its lap. When you tell people they can’t help themselves and that they’re children, you weaken them to a point where three feet away is life and they can’t see it because they’re too scared.

In a way we’re unarmed twofold. We’re literally unarmed and we’re also mentally unarmed.

It’s like the bleating sheep from Animal Farm. You suggest anything that strays from the narrative and this chorus of bleats comes to drown you out. This attack didn’t happen by accident.

I went to Paris after the attacks and was disgusted by the lack of rage. They didn’t blame Islam. In fact, many blamed the Jews. They seemed more concerned with us promoting xenophobia than laying blame on the terrorists.....

Read the rest here.

As you could expect from cheese-eating surrender monkeys, several Parisian music venues where Eagles of Death Metal was programmed have annulled the contracts with the band.

One of these is Rock en Seine.

You can send these fucking bastards a message here and tell them what you think. DON'T be nice. DON'T be polite. I certainly wasn't. Amoebas don't deserve to be talked to in a polite way.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Over at The Gatestone Institute, Giulio Meotto writes about the horrific phenomenon of Europe's churches being either transformed in hotels or eateries or else in mosques.

"Last year, at the famous Biennale artistic festival in Venice, Swiss artist Christian Büchel took the ancient Catholic Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia and converted it into a mosque. The church had not been used for Christian worship for more than forty years. Büchel decorated the baroque walls with Arabic writing, covered the floor with a prayer rug, and hid the crucifix behind a prayer niche indicating the direction of Mecca, the holy city of Islam. It was a provocation.

But everywhere else in Europe, the practice of Islam really is outstripping Christianity, while Jews are leaving -- not only France but the old continent -- en masse.

In January, Zvi Ammar, the president of the Marseille Israelite Consistory, recommended that Jews that stop wearing a kippah (skullcap) when out in the street. Too many anti-Semitic incidents have cast fear into the hearts of Marseille's 70,000 Jews, who make up a tenth of the city's population. 500 Jews already left the city in 2015. A few days ago, Mr. Ammar announced another attempt at appeasement: the conversion of a historic synagogue into a mosque.

The synagogue Or Torah ["light of the Torah"] was bought by the Muslim organization Al Badr for 400,000 euros ($456,000). The synagogue was empty, due to rampant anti-Semitism in Marseille, while the nearby mosque, run by Al Badr, was unable to handle the overcrowding every Friday, with the faithful forced to pray in the street (a quarter of the inhabitants of Marseille are Muslim). Muslims in Marseille already have 73 mosques.

A year ago, the Muslim French leader Dalil Boubakeur suggested turning empty churches into mosques. It is the first time in France that something similar happened to a synagogue. "History teaches us that these transformations are rarely innocent," said Bertrand Dutheil de La Rochère, an assistant to Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front party. He appeared to be comparing the fate of the synagogue to that of the Hagia Sophia Basilica, which became a mosque in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1453, after its capture by the Muslim Ottoman Turks.

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was the grandest cathedral in the Christian world, until it was captured and converted to a mosque by the Muslim Ottoman Turks in 1453. The Middle East is full of churches and synagogues turned into Islamic sites. Today, every traveler in a modern European city can notice the new mosques being built alongside abandoned and secularized churches, some converted into museums. (Image source: Antoine Taveneaux/Wikimedia Commons)
"What should we do?" Zvi Ammar asked this author.

"Security concerns had already pushed the Jews out of the city's center. We could no longer live in a Muslim area, so the synagogue was empty. Thousands of synagogues in the Arab-Islamic world, from Libya to Morocco, from Iraq to Tunisia, have been converted into mosques. The only difference is that in France, Muslims cannot expropriate a synagogue; they have to pay for it."

What a sad consolation.

Zvi Ammar, however, is right: not only is the Middle East full of synagogues turned into Islamic sites, but also of churches converted into mosques, such as the Umayyad in Damascus, the Ibn Tulun in Cairo and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. In Hebron and on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, Muslim conquerors built their sites atop the Jewish ones.

A few years ago, Niall Ferguson, the brilliant contemporary historian, wrote about Europe's future as "the creeping Islamicization of a decadent Christendom." It is easy to find images of the decay of Europe's Christianity and the growth of Islam in the heart of the old continent. Every traveler in any modern European city can notice the new mosques being built alongside abandoned and secularized churches, some converted into museums.

The most crucial moment in Michel Houellebecq's novel, Submission, is when the novel's protagonist, a Sorbonne professor searching for a conversion experience, visits a Christian shrine, only to find himself unmoved. This is a reality in France.

In the French region of Vierzon, the Church of Saint-Eloi has become a mosque. The diocese of Bourges had put the church on sale, and a Muslim organization made a most generous offer to buy the site. In the Quai Malakoff, in Nantes, the old Church of Saint Christopher became the Mosque of Forqane.

In the Dutch province of Friesland, 250 of 720 existing churches have been transformed or closed. The Fatih Camii Mosque in Amsterdam once was the Saint Ignatius Church. A synagogue in The Hague was turned into the Al Aqsa Mosque. The Church of St. Jacobus, one of the oldest of the city of Utrecht, was recently converted into a luxury residence. A library just opened in a former Dominican church in Maastricht.

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The main mosque in Dublin is a former Presbyterian church. In England, the St. Marks Cathedral is now called the New Peckam Mosque, while in Manchester, the Mosque of Disbury was once a Methodist church. In Clitheroe, Lancashire, the authorities granted permission to have an Anglican church, Saint Peter's Church in Cobridge, transformed into the Madina Mosque. It is no longer taboo in the media to talk about "the end of British Christianity."

Belgium, once a cradle of European Catholicism, is closing dozens of its churches. The Church of St. Catherine, built in 1874, dominates the historic center of Brussels, the only religious building created in the city's "pentagon" at the end of Ancien Régime, and today one of the most protected in the EU's capital, especially after the terror attacks there on March 22, 2016. Brussels, however, wanted to convert the church into a fruit market. Only the mobilization of the faithful hindered the city's plan.

Last month, The Economist explained what is happening in Belgium, once famous for the Madonna of Bruges, one of Michelangelo's most famous paintings: "If anything holds Belgium together through its third century of existence, Catholicism will not be the glue," the magazine wrote. That, it noted, will be Islam. In Brussels, half the children in state schools choose classes in Islam; practicing Catholics amount to 12%, while 19% are practicing Muslims.

According to La Libre newspaper, dozens of Belgian churches are in imminent danger of conversion to other uses. The Church of Saint-Hubert in Watermael-Boitsfort is expected to accommodate apartments, while the Church of the Holy Family of Schaerbeek awaits an investor. In Malonne, the chapel of Piroy has been transformed into a restaurant. In Namur, the Saint-Jacques Church was transformed into a clothing store and the Church of Notre Dame, built in 1749 and deconsecrated in 2004, is now a "cultural space." The square will be redeveloped, with ticketing services and catering. Dozens of exhibitions, concerts and fashion shows have already been held in the church. In Tournai, the Church of St. Margherita has been transformed into apartments.

Eight centuries after its founding, the Church of the Blessed Sacrament at Binche, a majestic building in the heart of a medieval town close to Brussels, was put on sale for the symbolic sum of one euro. In Mechelen, Flanders, in place of a famous church, a luxury hotel has arisen. Catholic arches, columns and windows still soar between menus and tables for customers.

Despite the fact that the "Pope Emeritus," Joseph Ratzinger, comes from Germany, that Chancellor Angela Merkel is the daughter of a Lutheran minister and the current German president, Joachim Gauck, is a Protestant pastor, Germany is literally selling its churches. Between 1990 and 2010, the German Evangelical Church closed 340 churches. Recently, in Hamburg, a Lutheran church was purchased by the Muslim community. In Spandau, the church of St. Raphael is now a grocery store. In Karl Marx's town, Trier, some churches have been turned into gyms. In Cologne, a church is now a luxurious residence with a private pool.

The writer Emile Cioran once cast a sinister prophecy on Europe: "The French will not wake up until Notre Dame becomes a mosque." Five years ago, a French historian, Dominique Venner, shot himself on the altar of Notre Dame, Paris's most famous Cathedral. This suicide, which the mainstream media dismissed as the gesture of a Catholic crank, was a terrible warning to Europe. But no one was paying attention."

Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

Caveat: I discovered a few inconsistencies here, namely that the fate of the Saint Eloi Church in Vierzon is still unclear. It is however true that a muslim group tried, or tries, to buy it. Likewise, the el-Fourqane mosque in Nantes appears to be a new construction - but one that is actually far bigger than the Saint Christopher church (and financed, amongst others, by rich Qataris). The effect is the same - ever more accelerating islamization of our countries - while islam is just as quick finishing off the remains of Christianity in muslim lands.


Saturday, May 21, 2016


Magnificent, or should I say heavenly number by Talking Heads, Heaven.

From their 1979 album Fear of Music.

Marillion with Kayleigh. From the 1985 album Misplaced Childhood.

Formed in 1979 in Aylesbury, UK.

Good night.



Forget al the bathroom/restroom bruhaha in the US of A. Again, we present here ample proof that Europeans are sooooooooooooo much more sophisticated than those uncouth gun-toting beer guzzling Amerithals.

Belgian State Secretary for Equal Opportunities Elke Sleurs (N-VA) and Justice Minister Koen Geens (CDV) are "working" on a law proposal that lets a man become a woman if he merely identifies as a woman and a woman become a man if she merely identifies as a man.

And NO, I am not kidding.

Via the ever adorable De Standaard, May 12, 2016:

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"A man will be able to become a woman and a woman a man simply by going to the Civil Status service in his/her Town Hall and identify as a woman or man. An operation is no longer necessary. Getting "back" will become more difficult however. Both Justice Minister Koen Geens (CDV) as the State Secretary for Equal Opportunities, Elke Sleurs (NVA) announce the proposal of law.

Currently, the existing 2007 law allows a sex - or rather: gender - change, but he or she must undergo far-reaching medical surgery. Forced sterilization, removal of ovaries and womb, removal of testicles. "The law was good because it recognized transgenders but the medical implications were very serious and were also contrary to the European Treaty for Human Rights" says State Secretary for Equal Opportunities Elke Sleurs (N-VA)."

Meanwhile, muslims in Molenbeek and Schaarbeek and Ghent and Charleroi and Liège and etc etc etc where women are nothing but breeding hens, they are laughing their asses off.

I have written it here before many, many times: this is Outlaw Mike reporting from the biggest Open Air Lunatic Asylum in the Solar System.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Islam Net is a salafist Muslim organisation in Norway. It was founded by a certain Fahad Qureshi, an "engineer student", in 2008. It has local chapters in Oslo, Akershus, Tromsø, Bodø, and Trondheim. The following video dates from 2013 already - you don't want to know how many more inroads in Norwegian society it has made since then - including converting real Norwegians.

Polish subtitles because this was actually sent by my mother-in-law from Poland.

You have to ask yourself, what are apes like these doing in an advanced western society??? Shouldn't they rather go back to the Hindu Kush or the Sahara to fuck goats, slit each other's throats off, and eat shit?

No time to flesh it out, but it boils down to the entire audience confirming they do want sharia law in Norway, and the speaker basically challenges the Norwegian state along the lines of "Sure, you got it, we all want to throw gays from buildings and clitoridectomy and four wives for each (muslim) man and back to the stone age. Definitely. What are you gonna do about it? You can't send us back anymore".

The seeds for civil war in Europe have eagerly been sown by socialists and greens WITH full complicity of so-called center and center right parties. Eternal shame on those traitors.


Sunday, May 15, 2016


Stefan Molyneux (1966) is an Irish-born Canadian blogger and self-described laissez-faire anarcho-capitalist and atheist. Formerly an IT'er, he is now a self-published author who distributes his views via podcast and Youtube. Taking into account his libertarian views, his cultural conservatism and his sane views on the deadly threat of islam and on illegal immigration, we can conclude that he's an okay sort of guy for the Conservative Cause.

Ingrid Carlqvist (1960) is a Swedish writer, editor and journalist who, together with Lars Hedegaard, runs the online newspaper Dispatch International. Carlqvist asserts that Dispatch International is islam-critical and that its purpose is to report on what MSM keeps deliberately silent about. She writes profusely about immigration and assimilation problems in Sweden, and her columns are regularly featured on The Gatestone Institute's site.


Saturday, May 14, 2016


The J. Geils Band with Centerfold. From the 1981 album Freeze Frame.

Rockers from Worcester, MA. Formed in 1967. Still around, be it after a couple of hiccups.

The Tragically Hip with Springtime in Vienna. From the 1996 album Trouble at the Henhouse.

Canadian alternative rock band from Kingston, Ontario.

Then it's Armenia. The country I mean. Is there even a band called Armenia? (whatever).

Anyway, Armenia, the last entry for the Eurovision Song Festival 2016, WON BIG TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Uh, at Chateau Outlaw anyway:

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This is Iveta Mukuchyan. She won. OK. For the jury composed of me, myself and I anyway. I don't have the foggiest idea what she sang about and I don't recall the melody, tune, lyrics whatever anymore but she definitely had the best legs!




Via Breitbart:

"Scotland’s Muslim Minister of Europe and International Development has been sworn into the new session of the Scottish Parliament, with the Pakistani-oricin Humza Yousaf choosing to take the oath to Her Majesty the Queen in his native language of Urdu.

Mr. Yousaf – who is on the hard left of his already strongly left-wing nationalist political party – recently commented that the majority of his party would like to see the abolition of the monarchy, and has previously been a spokesman for Islamic Relief, the charity behind the new “Glory to Allah” bus ads in London.

The swearing in ceremony took place on Thursday at Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament.

The Washington Post called his Urdu swearing in process as “an emphatic demonstration of British multiculturalism”, while Mr. Yousaf shot back at critics by stating that he took the oath in English first, and therefore there was no cause for concern.

Breitbart London has previously reported on the activities and beliefs of Mr. Yousaf, who has surged up the rankings to be one of the most influential left-wingers in the United Kingdom.

Previously, Mr. Yousaf has complained about receiving ‘Islamophobic’ tweets as a result of a Breitbart London article that simply reported his own wishes for Scotland. He is also known for his work in anti-Israel activism.

In September 2014, we wrote:

We know he studied politics in his hometown of Glasgow, and according to the Guardian he became involved in politics just after 9/11. He was firmly opposed to the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and was prolific in the Stop The War movement, helping to organise coaches from Glasgow Central Mosque to the two million strong rally against the war in Iraq.

But Yousaf was willing to go further than his contemporaries to get what he wanted. The Guardian reports he joined a human blockade of the Charing Cross exit of the M8 motorway. In 2012 he described his experiences: “We had our two hours, freezing our arses off. And that was it: I was hooked.”

Initially he was attracted to the Scottish National Party’s opposition to the War on Terror, but he also became interested in its socialist views. Like many in the party he sees leaving the United Kingdom as a good way to push a much more left-wing agenda in Scotland.

English voters are far more conservative than the Scottish and are perceived to be holding them back from creating a Scandinavian-style socialist state. He once said that: “You have to keep being radical with your ideas”. His age, looks and charisma have undoubtedly made it easier to entice the Scottish into his “radical” agenda.

Prior to his election to the Scottish Parliament in 2011, Yousaf had been a media spokesman for Islamic Relief, a charity that has been accused on a number of occasions of being a front group for radical Islamism. Yousaf was a volunteer for Islamic Relief since the age of 10."

So Scotland's brand new "Minister for Europe and International Development" was a volunteer, later even spokesman, for islamic relief since the age of 10. But even though he was their mouthpiece, we can all be sure he never had an idea he was actually supporting Hamas, right?


Via The Gatestone Institute:

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"Islamic Relief Worldwide [IRW] is the poster-child of an exemplary Islamic charity. Headquartered in the UK, and given tens of millions of dollars by Western governments, the United Nations and the European Union, IRW consists of a "family of fifteen aid agencies" which "aim to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people." New information, however, indicates that IRW -- which counts Islamic Relief UK and Islamic Relief USA as its most important branches -- is an extremist organization with a pro-terror agenda. IRW has worked with a significant number of organizations linked to terrorism.

IRW's accounts show that it has partnered with a number of organizations linked to terrorism and that some of charity's trustees are personally affiliated with extreme Islamist groups that have connections to terror.

In 2006, the Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs designated IRW itself a terrorist front, and claimed that:

"The IRW provides support and assistance to Hamas's infrastructure. The IRW's activities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip are carried out by social welfare organizations controlled and staffed by Hamas operatives. The intensive activities of these associations are designed to further Hamas's ideology among the Palestinian population."

In May of 2006, Israeli police arrested IRW's Gaza coordinator, Ayaz Ali. The Israeli government stated Ali had assisted Hamas-related institutions and groups such as Al Wafa and Al Tzalah, both of which are designated terror organizations in Israel. According to the Israeli government, Ali also said that he had cooperated with local Hamas operatives in Jordan:

"Incriminating files were found on Ali's computer, including documents that attested to the organization's ties with illegal Hamas funds abroad (in the UK and in Saudi Arabia) and in Nablus. Also found were photographs of swastikas superimposed on IDF symbols, of senior Nazi German officials, of Osama Bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, as well as many photographs of Hamas military activities … Ali admitted that he was aware that several of the organizations supported by the IRW in Judea, Samaria and Gaza were indeed identified with Hamas."

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Once upon a time a fifth column was something that stayed in the dark. Now it's out in the open, plain for everyone to see.

OF COURSE you welcome refugees, muslim scoundrel. Because it will mean even more voting cattle to flush the kuffars out of Scottish institutions.

I have but one advice to UK and especially Scottish citizens - real ones, of course. Brits, Scots who care for their country, its values, and its heritage - and that advice is to boycott this muslim usurper at each and every occasion and to expose him and his terrorist supporting background wherever and whenever you can.


Friday, May 13, 2016


Leftist rag De Standaard is very happy to let the stupid Flemish peasants know that a fundraiser for the new al-Houda mosque in Sint-Niklaas, northern Belgium, has in no time amassed more than a million EUR.

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"A fundraiser for a new mosque and community centre in Sint-Niklaas has amassed more than one million EUR, a record. The new building has to become twice as big as the previous one and aims, with its big windows, to emphasize an atmosphere of openness.

The plans for the new al-houda mosque in Sint-Niklaas have been in the pipeline for some time, but the required 2.5 million EUR were still lacking. Because there were no subsidies [for this particular project - MFBB], donations from the muslim community were called for.

The counter stood already on 1.8 million EUR, amongst others thanks to the six hundred families attending the mosque which contributed 2,000 EUR each to finance the new building. To bring up the rest a fundraiser was organised over the previous days by the nonprofit behind the mosque, the moroccan cultural and islamic centre. With a yield of more than one million EUR the nonprofit did better than expected..."

Fact 1 for you: In 2011, people of foreign extraction, of whom the overwhelming majority were muslims, especially from morocco, made up 21 per cent of Sint-Niklaas's 75,000 inhabitants.

Fact 2 for you: These 21 per cent received around 70 per cent of all welfare in Sint-Niklaas.

Fact No. 3 for you: since this picture is a blueprint for what happens all over the country, it is clear that Belgium's authochtons, dwindling in number and getting rapidly older, are literally financing their own destruction.

Below you see a Facebook message from a Sint-Niklaas muslim, presumably a member of the nonprofit behind the al-houda mosque:

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The message reads:

"Allahu akbar, this cake is made by a beautiful sister and has just been sold for 12,000 EUR.

May allah pbuh forgive all this sister's sins and give her the highest place in paradise inshallah!


The ardent zeal with which these usurpers manifestly express their religious feelings and are prepared to pay immense sums to erect the symbols of their conquest, should give serious cause for concern for every sane, freedom-loving Belgian.

Only a sheer and utter fool will believe that this latest building project for Flanders' biggest mosque to date is not another big FUCK YOU vis-à-vis all non-muslims. It is another step towards establishing the caliphate in this country.

Mark Steyn's mother is Belgian and from Sint-Niklaas. I wonder how the greatest present-day champion for Western Civilization and the Conservative Cause will take in the news that his mother's hometown is slowly turning into another Molenbeek.



Some crucial insight on Erdogan's neo-Ottoman ambitions from an insider, Uzay Bulut, writing for The Gatestone Institute:


On April 25, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, while speaking at the High-Level EU-Turkey Economic Dialogue meeting in Istanbul, said that the full membership process to the European Union was Turkey's most crucial strategic target.

Simsek noted that Turkey will increase the quality of its institutions, strengthen the rule of law and complete the approximation process with Europe by running a reform process.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however, has made affectionate statements expressing his admiration not for the European Union, but for the last Islamic caliphate -- the Ottoman Empire, an expansionist Islamic realm that committed massacres, rapes, and sexual slavery of people in the lands it invaded.

In Istanbul on May 30, 2015, in a public meeting celebrating the 562nd anniversary of the fall of Constantinople, Erdogan, sounded more like an Ottoman sultan than the leader of a NATO member nation.

He praised "hoisting the flag of Islam in Jerusalem again" and "stamping the seal of Islam on Al-Aqsa Mosque." According to some media outlets, two million people attended the event and cheered him.

"What is the conquest?" Erdogan asked his audience.

"The conquest is Hijrah [expansion of Islam through emigration, following the example of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, and his followers from Mecca to Medina]. The conquest is Mecca. It is to cleanse the Kaaba, the house of Allah on earth, of all the icons. The conquest is Jerusalem. It is when the prophet Omar stamped the seal of Islam on Al-Aqsa Mosque, our first Qibla [the direction to face when a Muslim prays during the five times daily prayers] while respecting all faiths including [those of] Christians and Jews.

"The conquest is Al-Andalus [Muslim Spain]. It is to build the most beautiful architecture, literature and culture of the world such as in Córdoba and Granada.

"The conquest is Samarkand [a city in present-day Uzbekistan and once a capital of the ancient Sogdian civilization whose main religion was Zoroastrianism.]

"The conquest is Bukhara [also in present-day Uzbekistan. It was a diverse city with Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Jewish and Nestorian Christian communities]. It is to establish one of the greatest civilizations of history in the steppes of Central Asia.

"The conquest is Salah al-Din al-Ayubbi [Saladin, who in 1187 invaded Jerusalem]. It is to hoist the flag of Islam in Jerusalem again.

"The conquest is Alp Arslan [the second Sultan of the medieval Muslim Seljuk Empire, who conquered Anatolia]."

"The conquest is to open the doors of Anatolia up to Vienna for this blessed nation. The conquest is Osman Ghazi [the first Ottoman Sultan]. It is to make the sycamore [the Ottoman Empire] meet with the ground that would cover three continents and seven climates through the enlightenment inspired by Sheikh Edebali who said, 'Make the human live so that the state can live'.

"The conquest is preparation. The conquest is when the Sultan Murad II abdicated the throne to his 12-year-old son, Mehmed II. And of course, the conquest is the Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. It is, at age 21, to embrace Istanbul, the most favorite city of the world, after destroying the millennial Byzantium.

"Mehmed the Conqueror conquered Istanbul in 1453. But the conquests always continued before and after that. They continued with Sultan Selim I the Grim, Sultan Suleiman the Lawgiver, Sultan Murad IV, and Sultan Abdul Hamid II.

"The conquest is to have the courage, tenacity and sagacity to defy the entire world even at the hardest times.

"The conquest is 1994 [when Erdogan was elected mayor of Istanbul]. It is to serve Istanbul and the legacy of the Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. The conquest is to make Turkey stand up on its feet again."

The crowd shouted, "Here is the army, here is the commander."

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On April 14, the European Parliament sent a stern warning to Turkey, accusing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of "backsliding" on democracy and the rule of law.

Kati Piri, rapporteur for Turkey at the European Parliament, said the regression in areas such as freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary was "particularly worrying."

Ankara rejected the report, which cited references that the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, Turkish EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir said.

"We will consider this report as null and void," Bozkir was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu Agency. "There is no moment in our history that we feel ashamed of. All of our archives are open. We believe this is an issue that should be decided by historians. Politicians should not write history."

On April 19, 2016 Erdogan's response to the EU report, according to the pro-government newspaper Yeni Akit, was loud and clear:

"The EU needs Turkey.

"That they presented such a report to us at a time when our relations with the European Union are going positively in many fields, such as immigrants, opening some chapters and visa liberalization, is simply a provocative approach, a provocative act. I guess Europeans will see that.

"They have not been able to see that since 1963. But I do not know what will happen from now on. The EU needs Turkey more than Turkey needs the EU. Let everyone know it like that. There is no need to go to further places to understand that. It is enough to look at the latest developments.

"The report has a crippled perspective on the issues of Cyprus and the Aegean Sea, the independence of judiciary, and the freedom of expression, press and assembly. These people [EU officials] do what their nature (disposition) requires them to. [In the report], there is also the part about the 1915 events which is utterly farcical."

Erdogan glorifies the Ottoman armies that reached the gates of Vienna, talks about the "good old times" when the Islamic flag was hoisted in Jerusalem, and aggrandizes Ottoman Sultans who were also caliphs.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently made affectionate statements expressing admiration not for the European Union, but for the last Islamic caliphate -- the Ottoman Empire, an expansionist Islamic realm that committed massacres, rapes, and sexual slavery of people in the lands it invaded. The question is when the EU will start acting like a self-respecting institution, and consider Turkey according to what it actually says and does?

Unfortunately the Turkish public's opinion of the EU is not that different from the Turkish government's. According to a 2014 PEW poll, around two-thirds of the Turks (66 %) expressed unfavorable views of the European Union. Turkish distaste for the West was not only about the EU. Nearly three-quarters (73%) also shared a dislike of their NATO ally, the U.S. In addition, 70% of the people of Turkey dislike NATO.

The question is when the EU will stop playing ostrich and start acting like a self-respecting institution. And when will the EU authorities take Turkey not according to their own wishful thinking, but according to what Turkey actually says and does?"

Uzay Bulut, a journalist born and raised a Muslim in Turkey, is currently based in Washington D.C.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Many thanks to our dear friends at Gates of Vienna, who are doing the job I am supposed to do. A video with exerpts from key speakers, among them Tom Van Grieken, the new, young Party Chairman, Barbara Pas, and old acquaintances like Filip Dewinter and Anke Vandermeersch. About ten days ago, a Congress was held in Antwerp with the theme: "ISLAMIC TERROR: SUMBMIT OR HIT BACK".

I think that after watching this video, you will agree with me that VLAAMS BELANG chooses squarely for the latter option:

Here's the transcript:

"00:00 A fist against Islamic terror.
00:03 A fist of anger, because we will not stand for this terror, and we will hit back.
00:11 I have had enough of this; that just a few weeks after the terror attack
00:18 the political elite in this country are more worried about Muslims’ feelings
00:23 than for the victims and their relatives.
00:26 They haven’t even cleaned up before they are looking for reasons
00:30 for why we are at fault. Never is the guilt assigned to
00:34 The religion of conquest. No, again it takes upon itself the role of victim, supported by “gutmenschen”,
00:39 who in this manner first and foremost try to wins souls and votes.
00:44 Already Europe has endured a long list of bloody Islamic terror attacks;
00:49 Madrid 2004. Four bombs on a train, 192 dead, almost 2000 injured.
00:59 London 2005. Four bombs on busses and the metro. 52 dead and over 700 injured.
01:08 Paris 2015. Six bombs, 130 dead and over 350 injured.
01:18 Brussels. 32 dead and over 340 injured.
01:23 And the list of murders is also long, such as the murder of Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam.
01:29 The murder of a rabbi and three school children in a Jewish school in Toulouse.
01:35 The murder of the 25-year old soldier Lee Rigby in London.
01:40 The murder of four visitors to the Jewish museum in Brussels.
01:45 The murder of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo publishers in Paris.
01:51 The list is slowly but surely becoming endless.
01:55 Our society is today paying an almost unbearable price
02:00 for the historic mistake of letting tens of thousands guest workers grow into the hundreds of thousands.
02:07 and in Europe several million new migrants,
02:12 either outright illegal, or would-be asylum seekers.
02:17 The 22nd of March, dear friends, the 22nd of March,
02:23 Hundreds of people hurt, 32 people murdered.
02:30 And it wasn’t global warming or a lack of possibilities on the job market that killed them.
02:35 Neither was it the so called “racism” in our society, nor was it pollution,
02:39 …but Muslim terror that killed them.
02:43 A strong justice system would have been able to prevent this.
02:47 A strong immigration policy would have been able to prevent this.
02:51 A well-equipped intelligence agency could have prevented this.
02:55 But first and foremost our politicians had the damned responsibility to prevent this.
03:00 Dear friends, there will be no “European Islam”. The only thing we will get is an Islamized Europe.
03:08 Europe does not change the Muslims. The Muslims are changing Europe, and fast.
03:14 In other words, dear friends, Islam…
03:20 In other words, dear friends, Islam is not a part of the solution, Islam is the essence of the problem.
03:33 That beaten and raped women in Islamic culture are always seen
03:37 as the guilty party instead of the victims
03:41 is the sickening result of the perverse sexual morality of the Muslim man.
03:46 History teaches us that the degree of a Islamization in a society
03:53 is directly reflected in the degree of how much Muslim women have to cover their bodies.
03:59 The more Islam, the more textiles worn by women, and the less freedom they have.
04:06 The advance of Islam means in practice social, economic and cultural regression.
04:14 Poverty, lack of learning, social exclusion, discrimination and lack of opportunity
04:20 are not the reason for Islam. They are the result of Islam.
04:32 And when history repeats itself, when the asses who are leading us,
04:38 deaf and blind to public opinion, as if they are covering their eyes and ears,
04:47 repeat the same actions with an insane “Wir schaffen das” policy,
04:53 when they want to admit Islamic Turkey to the EU, then we call for resistance.
04:58 We will tell you what is going on, regardless of what people think about us
05:02 and regardless of political correctness.
05:06 And the more we are ignored, the more we are undermined and demonized,
05:10 the more driven we become, and we are proud of it, by the way.
05:16 Together with the Austrian FPÖ, together with the Italian Lega Nord,
05:21 Marine Le Pen’s Front National and Geert Wilders’ PVV,
05:25 we will mobilize public opinion. And to the people of foreign background already here in Flanders,
05:30 and who want to be Flemish together with the Flemish, we still reach out our hand,
05:36 but for the others, the people who hate us, we have entirely different plans.
05:42 If there is something called integration, then there must also be something called “outegration”.
05:48 The slogan Kemal Ataturk in his time left as a testament to his people was:
05:54 “Turkey for the Turks”. Of course, but then also “Flanders for the Flemish” and “Europe for the Europeans”.
06:06 I am tired of this. I am more than tired, dead tired, and I think you are, too.
06:12 We must fight back and resist. It is the only thing we CAN do.
06:15 As peaceful but battle-ready citizens we have a duty to make our European civilization —
06:21 which we inherited from our parents and forefathers — safe for our children and grandchildren.
06:28 It is our duty to protect our identity, our sovereignty and our freedom.
06:32 It is our damned duty to make it clear to those who threaten our achievements
06:38 that we will not tolerate it. I can promise you, ladies and gentlemen,
06:42 that we, Vlaams Belang, will work on this.
06:47 More than ever before. With even more passion and even more fervor,
06:53 we will keep fighting for our identity, our traditions and our way of life.
06:57 I am also counting on you. It will not be a bed of roses, but one thing I know with certainty:
07:04 As long as there is a Vlaams Belang on the field, the battle is not lost.
07:10 Today we stand here with the choice of either painfully going down, or fighting back.
07:15 Vlaams Belang clearly chooses the latter option.
07:19 We will no longer submit to Islamic terror, but will now hit back with force! …Thank you!"

I am so GODDAM PROUD to be a part of this movement, to be a member of this party. Vlaams Belang embodies the quintessential strength, innovation, passion and pride of my people, the Flemish. After seeing this video, you have gotten a glimpse of the fierce, indomitbale spirit which made Flanders "the cockpit of Europe" in medieval and far into modern times. That spirit is still there, and Vlaams Belang is its herald.