Saturday, November 13, 2010


Nada Surf. Popular. The only hit drawn from their debut album High/Low. It's 1996.

Bwahahahaaaaaaa!!!! Hilarious lyrics!!!!

Nada Surf's founding members, Matthew Caws and Daniel Lorca, spent some of their childhood in France and in Belgium, of all places. I must admit I lost track of them after High/Low. Was surprised they are still around.

Faith No More with Digging the grave. I think the album is King for a day, fool for a lifetime, but not sure of that. Correct me if I'm wrong, will you?

Heh. Kickass.


Friday, November 12, 2010


Belgian top political blogger Luc Van Braekel had an excellent post up last week about a "multicultural conference" organised by muslims in Antwerp, which quickly turned out to be - surprise - a hatefest directed at Israel. It is actually baffling how a religious community of reportedly between 1.3 and 1.5 billion people JUST-CAN'T-STOP at playing victim vis-à-vis international Jewry - a paltry 20 million people - and its most visible representative the State of Israel.


Van Braekel's original entry on his own blog is in Flemish, but he was so kind to put up an English translation over at The Brussels Journal, where he's webmaster. Here are some exerpts:


During the last weekend of October, a conference in Antwerp got a lot of resonance in the Arab world. The same conference was virtually ignored in Belgium, even within the local Muslim community. "The place of Islam in the new Europe" was the title of the conference which was widely reported on Al Jazeera (see video below this article) and the Moroccan newspaper Le Matin. In Belgium, only Gazet van Antwerpen published a short article on the local pages in three of its six regional editions. Make no mistake: this was a conference to promote multiculturalism en mutual understanding between the Islamic world and Europe. The conference was organized by the Institute for Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies of the University of Antwerp, abbreviated as "IMaMs".


The conference was announced as a big event, but its course was chaotic. Jacques Attali was announced as the keynote speaker, but he didn't come. The program and the panelists were very different from what was announced in the invitation, and a complete schedule was distributed on paper only halfway through the conference. What should have been a conference on an academic level, turned out to be an event with very few high-level scholars and with very few references to scientific studies, statistics or serious references.


Already at the opening session, the first blunder was heard, even though most of the audience never noticed it. Speaker Muhammad Bensalah highlighted the contribution of Islam to European civilization, and suggested that few Western scholars fully recognized the Islamic contribution without covering it up. He named three: the American John Esposito, the German Sigrid Hunke and the Belgian George Sarton. Now, Sigrid Hunke was an employee of the scientific department of the SS under the Nazi regime, where she was researching racial psychology. In that position she came in contact with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who openly advocated the extermination of the Jews. In her book "Allahs Sonne über dem Abendland" ("Allah's sun over the Occident") she asserted that the roots of European civilization were not Christian, but are a mix of Islamic, pagan-Celtic and Germanic elements. She illustrates this argument with now discredited theories like the sea map of Piri Reis allegedly used by Columbus, and the fact that in German and Dutch one does not say "twenty three" but "three twenty" (Dreiundzwanzig, drieëntwintig), because in Arabic, one reads from right to left.


During the panel discussions, more than once some members of the audience started lengthy invectives against Israel. The moderators did not intervene to stop or shorten these rantings. Antwerp alderman Robert Voorhamme intervened firmly, stating that it was improper to import the conflict in the Middle East into our countries and into this conference.

It may surprise some that a conference that had the ambition to enhance the mutual understanding between Islam and Europe had invited people like Yacob Mahi, who literally states that "liberalism is the murderer of human freedom". Or imam Yussef Ibrams of Geneva, a member of the European Council of the Fatwa, who claimed in 2004 that "stoning, although not necessary in Switzerland, may absolutely not be brought in disrepute".

It became clear that, behind the scenes, some were pushing the conference towards a condemnation of the headscarf ban, when moderator Abdelhay Ben Abdellah started asking all the town councilors for their position on the ban. This Ben Abdellah is president of the "Expertise Center for Islamic Cultures in Flanders", which receives 200,000 euros of public funds each year, but whose functioning is unclear at present, lacking any reports or results...

One of the reasons that muslims piss me off so royally - apart from, of course, their mere "religion" - is their lack of work ethic. Their plebs lives to a great extent from government handouts, with the plethora of Mohammeds doubling or even tripling for someone else to pocket a second or even third entitlement at OCMW/CPAS guichets when it's dough collection time. As for their leaders and representatives, a favorite pastime is "conferences" like the described one, where they lose themselves complaining over the saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad situation of moooooooooooooooooooossslims in every corner of the world where their hateful prophet has gained a toehold.

Now, their religion is one thing.

The fact that they prefer to let the infidel pigs work their asses off in our welfare states, is another.

But what is REALLY starting to make my blood boil is the increasingly heard mantra of islam's contribution to western civilization, as if it has always had a place here and as if we have forever reaped the benefits of it.

Time is SO F*CKING SHORT again and I am a small biz owner who just stopped preparing invoices half an hour ago and who has to be up early again tomorrow so UNFORTUNATELY I can once again NOT flesh this post out with some examples of how the fucking, disgusting, EVIL politico-religious doctrine harrowing the planet for 1,400 years and known as "islam", has contributed to WESTERN CIVILIZATION but let me show you just ONE EXAMPLE of their glorious donations:


Italy's easternmost city is Otranto, in Apulia. Some thirty years after the fall of Constantinople, and right after the fall of Rhodes, in July 1480, yet another Ottoman fleet appeared before a christian port to wreak havoc. This time it was Otranto. 128 ships unloaded an Ottoman army which laid siege to the town. By early August its inhabitants had, together with the weak garrison, sought refuge in Otranto's citadel. Its walls could not withstand Ottoman cannonfire, and on 11 August it surrendered. The day after, 800 citizens who refused to forsake their christian belief to convert to islam were butchered. It's their remains which you can still see in Otranto's cathedral. Bishop Pendenelli and the garrison commander, Count Francesco Largo, were sawn in two alive.

THAT, meine Damen und Herren, is islam's contribution to western civilization. A neverending story of horror and bloodshed, deceit and betrayal, death and oppression. While we are at it, does the name Marco Antonio Bragadin ring a bell?

I hate islam. I spit on it. I shit on it. I piss on it. I empty a bucket of vomit on it. I call it excrement.

Rant/Off? Not so much. In Bagdad, the charred interior of the Sayidat al-Neyat cathedral is a silent testimony to the savagery of islamic terrorists who butchered tens of peaceful iraqi christians. When a 5-year old infant cried out loud at the sight of the shooting of his own father, and his mother tried to hush him to prevent worse, a terrorist said "We will make him keep quiet" and shot the toddler through the head.

THAT, meine Damen and Herren, is islam. And don't talk BULLSHIT to me. You allow islam in your communities, you end up at the end of a long sad road with things like this. I am convinced that even after the jolly news of the Capitol Hill hate preachers this week spasmic reactions to seek excuses for that famous elusive peace-loving law-abiding enormous majority of moooooooooooooslims are AGAIN the order of the day, but there comes a day... there comes a D-A-Y ... that you too ... will WAKE-UP.

Islam, the scourge of the world. One day, humanity will have to decide what to do with it.


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Armistice Day, November 11, is of course, as you should teach your children, meant to commemmorate the end of hostilities in the First World War, for at 11am on November 11th, the 11th month of the year, what came to be known as the Great War came to an end.

Personally, on this day I commemmorate all those who gave their lives for the Allied causes in both World Wars. That is not to say that I do not pity, nor pray for, the dead on "the other side". I do, for doubtlesly countless of the Kaiser's, the Duce's or Hitler's soldiers were sucked in bloody conflicts against their will, and would far more have preferred to live normal, decent, productive lives, caring for their loved ones and contributing for a good cause of their own.

But, living in a country that has seen the agressor's yoke removed not only once, but twice, by allied forces, most of them Anglosaxon, I have a natural inclination to reserve my thoughts and prayers on this day for the fallen on their side.

I took the pic below on a Commonwealth War Grave somewhere in Belgium. It stood in a row of perhaps fifteen humble, serene graves. In an impulse I photographed the last resting place of Flying Officer T.W. Taylor, an RCAF navigator killed on May 13, 1944.


The wonders of the Internet have permitted me to find out something more about the circumstances of this man's death. Below is a screenshot of the Lost Bombers website that has something more about the flight Mr. Taylor was part of:


The text erroneously identifies Mr. Taylor as an RAF airman, but otherwise the info seems correct, for I could check it out with a small volume written by a Flemish air enthusiast, Cynrik De Decker, who actually wrote a book about the allied bomber operations in the Leuven area. What is clear is that Mr. Taylor was a navigator on a Halifax heavy bomber (the sidekick, so to say, of the famous Lancaster), and that his plane took part in a bombing raid on the crucial railway yards at Leuven. Two planes got shot down - one of them being Halifax LW682, Taylor's bomber. A nightfigher piloted by Hauptmann Martin Drewes of NJG1 was responsible for the 'kill'. The Halifax crashed near the small village of Schendelbeke, in the provice of East Flanders. There were no survivors.

Of the crew of eight, only five men finally found a resting place on the cemetery of the nearby town of Geraardsbergen. Three men still remain unaccounted for.

Because of the sacrifice of men like T.W. Taylor, whose life was tragically cut short at a far too young age - his age is not indicated on the stone, but on several nearby stones it is, and they were all in their twenties - we, citizens of Belgium, were liberated from a horrendous tiranny that sought to reduce free humans to slaves of the mind and of the body. Terrible would our fate have been if Nazi Germany had won.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

May he and his comrades rest in peace. Thank... you.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


These days, no man, not even Mark Steyn, is more qualified than Pat Condell to deliver a damning indictment of the travesty that's going on all over Europe. The upcoming trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff before a kangaroo court in Austria, whereby a brave model citizen will be put on trial for the crime of pointing out that the koran condones violence vis-à-vis women (amongs others, as we all know), provides the perfect occasion for Mr Condell to blast Austria's morally deficient judicial system. It will blow you away:

We need more Condells, eh?

Hat tip our pals over at Gates of Vienna.


Tuesday, November 09, 2010


From The Daily Mail Online, 9 November 2010:


"...A Muslim religious channel that allowed presenters to condone marital rape and call women who wear perfume in mosques 'prostitutes' has been censured by the TV watchdog.
In one programme, the host told viewers that it was 'not strange' and 'not such a big problem' for a man to force his wife to have sex.

Ofcom ruled the Islam Channel, which broadcasts on Sky, breached the broadcasting code in five programmes between May 2008 and October 2009. A phone-in show in May 2008, in which a female caller asked if she had the right to hit a violent husband back, was deemed in breach of the code.

The presenter at one point stated: 'In Islam we have no right to hit the woman in a way that damages her eye or damages her tooth or damages her face or makes her ugly.
'Maximum what you can do, you can see the pen over here, in my hand, this kind of stick can be used just to make her feel that you are not happy with her.'

Ofcom said it considered the presenter was clear some form of physical punishment was acceptable. A discussion programme in April 2009 on sexual relations within marriage was found to have breached guidelines, as was a programme in October 2009 in which it was said women who wore perfume outside the home could be declared 'a prostitute'.

In a submission to the report, the Islam Channel said it 'does not condone or encourage violence towards women under any circumstances' and 'does not condone or encourage marital rape'. Two further programmes in October 2009 relating to aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were found to have breached the code relating to impartiality in political matters.

Ofcom previously imposed a statutory sanction on the channel in 2007 for various breaches. The findings followed an inquiry begun after allegations were laid against the TV station by a moderate Islamic think tank, the Quilliam Foundation.

The Islam Channel, launched six years ago, has been accused in the past of giving airtime to extreme views, including those of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group that Tony Blair said he wanted to ban in the aftermath of the 2005 London transport bombings."

If your reaction is 'Phew, well, at least they got rapped. At least they got censored', I'd say, hold your horses. First off, no significant sanctions will follow - this is an islamic TV channel that condones beating your wife. Had it been a catholic channel, it would be taken off the air.

Second, now that the roaches feel they are under the spotlights they will lie low. But once the attention has ebbed away, they will start all over again. They know demographics are on their side. At some point, muslims will pour in whatever board that UK TV watchdog has, and slowly, its directives will reflect a more benign view on such excesses.

May this incident be a reminder, especially to our American readers who still have a chance to dodge the bullet, that one cannot take the threat of islamization too lightly.

Islam is like cancer. Not "islamism". Not "extreme, radical islam". That's baloney. Do away with the rose petals when describing our predicament. Islam is the problem. Islam is the cancer.

Once the host body is diagnosed with cancer, no time should be wasted to destroy it with chemiotherapy and/or to cut it away. If it is not burned or cut away...

... it will eventually kill the host.