Saturday, June 06, 2009


"Face downward, as far as eyes could see in either direction were the huddled bodies of men living, wounded, and dead, as tightly packed as cigars in a box… Everywhere, the frantic cry, 'Medics, hey, Medics,' could be heard above the horrible din." Indeed, for some the racket was worst of all: "The noise," said another, "always the noise, naval gunfire, small arms, artillery, and mortar fire, aircraft overhead, engine noises, the shouting and the cries of the wounded". But the sounds weren't what one soldier, who'd been wounded after coming ashore in one of the subsequent assault waves, remembered: "As I painfully walked back to the beach, thousands of parts of bodies lined it. They were floating, heads, arms, legs. I realized what being in the first wave was all about."

- a veteran to Stephen Ambrose, historian and biographer, author of Band of Brothers.

Freedom... isn't for free.

The man you see lying there... has a name and a history. The fact that the photo is gray, grainy and... old... does not mean that it magically transforms its subject into some fictional character which never existed. Once upon a time, this young man loved, told jokes, was exhilarated about some great prospect. History and fate dictated otherwise and forced him to confront great evil. He took the challenge like a man... and did not survive it. A young life cut short, a life which might have been full of joy, love, and great expectations. Because of his sacrifice and the sacrifice of his comrades, the lives of many, many more... were full of joy, love, and great expectations.

May we never forget.

God bless.


Friday, June 05, 2009


Just today, I finally got my copy of Filip Dewinters new book "Inch'Allah?", about the islamization of Europe:

It wasn't easy. Belgian bookstores, and especially the two main chains De Standaard and FNAC, refuse to distribute it freely. Which means it is not in their racks, and if you absolutely want one, you have to order it. Which is what I did. By contrast, the history and politics wings in De Standaard and FNAC bookstores burst with center left and leftist works. There are no books by conservative authors.

All the bruhaha surrounding this book and another one, a biography of François Miterrand by VB MEP Koen Dillen, which he wrote under the pseudonym Vincent Gounod just to get it on the market, are a perfect illustration of how spasmic the politically correct Belgian establishment reacts to dissenting opinions. One should wonder why. I only have had an hour or so to briefly check out the book, and I have yet to find a hateful message. The prose is however clear and precise, and the book bursts with a plethora of easily verifiable facts. To give you an idea of the style, I random-picked the following paragraph:


Huntington is not alone with his conclusion that islam is a belligerent religion. An investigation by the American Professor Ted Robert Gurr concluded that muslims were involved in twenty-six of the fifty ethno-political conflicts between 1993 and 1995. Of the twenty conflicts which took place between groups of different civilizations, a staggering fifteen were between muslims and non-muslims. Other inquiries confirm, too, the conclusion that in the early nineties muslims were more than non-muslims involved in violent conflicts, with two-thirds to three-fourths of all wars having been fought between muslims and non-muslims. Huntington rightfully concludes that "the borders of islam are smeared with blood".

So it's a cool and reserved approach, where the author never falls into the role his adversaries love to cast on him: that of a frothing-at-the-mouth xenophobe white supremacist. Dewinter paints a detailed and chilling picture of Europes ongoing islamization, and clearly demonstrates that this process is actively encouraged, subsidized, and legalized by Europes leftist elites. The responsibility of the latter is... enormous.

Dewinters many, many opponents and detractors like to paint him as a crude, dumb populist and intellectual lightweight. While Dewinter is not an academician - as if that in this time and age is such a recommendation - he's far removed from the doofus the cabal of socialists, liberals, greens and christian democrats paint him like. Indeed, a closer look at the two main European protagonists in the battle against islamization - Geert Wilders and Filip Dewinter - puts, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Dewinter in a far more favourable light than expected. Both men have their merits, but it is not because the flamboyant Wilders' style attracts spotlights like magnets that Dewinters impact is less. Wilders is the man of high profile media events - take his journey to Heathrow and the ensuing deportation back to Holland - but Dewinter is the stubborn dogfighter. Both approaches work: Wilders successfully used the shameful entry refusal in the UK to his advantage in yesterday's elections, and Dewinter's dogged fights on many a barricade effectively block the advance of islam in many alleys. He's everywhere: one day leading a protest against a salafist mosque in Kortrijk, another day addressing Pro Koeln members in Cologne, yet another day facing antifa thugs refusing him entry to Ghent University even though he had the authorization of the relevant faculty. While Dewinter is not the VB's chairman, he is our proverbial attack dog - or should we say attack lion, for a prominent lion has for many centuries been a heraldic emblem of Flanders.

On Sunday, in most EU countries people will head to the polls to elect 785 MEPS. There is much at stake, and we will need many Dewinters and Wilders to stem the tide. I remain moderately hopeful however. Not for a conservative landslide, but for further consolidation of the tentative rightwing shift we have been observing in Europe for the past four years. How ironic that as Europe is (ever so) slowly moving to the right, America is shifting to the left - apparently at breakneck speed.


Monday, June 01, 2009


From the French weblog François Desouche, May 31:

La Mairie de Paris interdit une messe pour “risque de trouble à l’ordre public”
Posté le 31 mai 2009, 14:16 Auteur : François

Depuis 20 ans, le Pèlerinage entre Chartres et Paris se clôturait par une Messe traditionnelle dans un grand square devant la basilique du Sacré Cœur.
Cette année, prétextant l’affaire Williamson, la Mairie de Paris a interdit l’utilisation de ce square. L’UMP s’est abstenue. Motif invoqué : risque de trouble à l’ordre public. Non, vous ne rêvez pas. La Mairie de Paris qui donne des leçons de tolérance à la Planète entière, qui permet, et pire subventionne, l’expression de toutes les déviances, interdit à des Catholiques de célébrer une Messe. Désemparés, les organisateurs ont dû trouver d’urgence une solution de rechange. La préfecture a octroyé la place Vauban pour la messe de clôture.


Since twenty years, the pilgrimage between Chartres and Paris ended with a traditional Mass on a grand square in front of the Basilica of the Holy Heart [one of the landmarks of Paris - MFBB]. This year, citing the Williamson Affair, the Mayor of Paris has forbidden that this square be used. The UMP withheld their vote [the UMP is Sarkozy's party - MFBB]. The mayor's motif: an allegedly enhanced risk for public order troubles.

Nou, you do not dream. The office of the Parisian mayor which gives tolerance lessons to the entire planet, which allows, and even subsidizes, all kinds of deviant behavior, forbids Catholics of celebrating a Mass. The shocked organizers had to quickly find, at the last moment, an emergency solution. Finally the préfecture authorized the Mass to be held at the Place Vauban.

Let us now shed some illuminating light on the personality of Mr. Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris:

Exhibit 1:

I actually mentioned this asshole some time before, in 2006, at the occasion of the fifth Ramadan celebration sponsored by the Parisian mairie, held then in the Stade Charléty. The ramadan poster is from Delanoë's own website. As we said at the time, Delanoë's zeal at pleasing his muslim overlords is a bit strange, given the fact that in 2002 he was almost stabbed to death by a muslim, Azedine Berkane, who upon arrest claimed he had done it because he "disliked gays". Ponder that for a while. Ponder it. We have here a man, the openly gay mayor of the City of Lights, who forbids an innocent Pentecost celebration... while he subsidizes a key religious event of a religion that proscribes that gay men should be killed.


Exhibit 2:

From Galliawatch: "Delanoë espouses all the mandatory left-wing social causes, and fights against all forms of discrimination, as you can see. Among his other accomplishments he is known for having bestowed on Mumia Abu-Jamal the title of honorary citizen of Paris, putting killer Mumia in a class with Marie Curie and Pablo Picasso. He has also been criticized for renaming numerous streets of the capital after singers, performers and left-leaning celebrities such as Simone de Beauvoir, Salvador Allende, Rosa Parks, Habib Bourguiba, François Mitterand, et al..."

Exhibit 3:

On 19 October 2006, Delanoë inaugurated the Institute of Muslim Culture, situated in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, in 19-23 rue Léon, at the exact former premises of the Al Fath mosque (Al Fath means "The Conquest" in arabic, but that must be a coincidence). At the time the mayor's office assured everyone in a communiqué that "this university center of schooling, research and documentation is oriented towards the study of scriptures and modern praxis of islam". What the communiqué did not explain was the fact that two of the university members of the centre's "scientific counsel" were close acquaintances of the French branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (UOIF). The office of the mayor participated in the construction of the Institute of Muslim Culture with a donation of ten million euros. Below you see a photo of the inauguration ceremony with Delanoë shaking hands with a scholar from the institute.

One last thing.

Bertrand Delanoë is a prominent member of the French Socialist Party.

I suspect however, that you suspected that already.