Saturday, January 05, 2019


DowneastBlog is proud to posthumously present the first Darwin Award of the year to Mr. Bertrand Louiset, former manager of the Monoprix supermarket in Joué-lès-Tours, Fwance! Via François Desouche:

"The victim's body was found at his home, six days after the murder. The victim would be Bertrand Louiset, former manager of the Monoprix des Deux Lions.

He was sheltering a 22 year old migrant from Côte d’Ivoire. The latter was arrested on 17 december 2018 and has confessed to the killing of his host.

The motif for the murder has to be determined yet, but according to our sources, a violent dispute would have erupted between the victim and the suspected killer. Bertrand Louiset would have asked the man he had been offering shelter to leave the apartment.

The young migrant would then have killed Bertrand Louiset with 28 knife stabbings.

The murderer arrived in France on a student visa, which had expired because of insufficient exam results."

Bertrand Louiset in happier times. In 2015, Mr Louiset distributed for free expired, but still edible food from his supermarket among migrants. He was quoted as saying “Si tout le monde faisait comme moi, il n’y aurait plus besoin d’associations !”. "If everybody did like me, there would be no need for NGO's!"

If everybody did like him, there would be no Europe anymore.

In Molenbeek, Belgium, our muslim model citizens feted New Year's night by looting a pharmacy, destroying public infrastructure and burning cars. The fire from the latter spread to some houses close by. When firecrews and medical personnel arrived, they were pelted with stones, shot at with fireworks, and their vehicles vandalized. A police officer claims that the rioters were simply too numerous and that they had to withdraw: "We were powerless."

From the twitteraccount of "pierrebxl":

"A pharmacy looted, police officers pelted with projectiles, tens of fires everywhere, shots from a vehicle. It was war yesterday in Molenbeek!"

By all means, bring them in by the millions! Europe neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeds more migrants!!!

More Progress HERE.


Wednesday, January 02, 2019


Via Gates of Vienna, first a video about a German pharmacist in Mannheim, who is the last native German with a business in 'Little Istanbul' there:

The fool is 'grateful' for his Turkish customers, even though he admits that they prefer the Turkish personnel he has had to hire to interact with, "because they can speak with the patrons in their own language". Also, he states that without the Turks, 'Little Istanbul' would be dead. Talk about putting the cart before the horse! Without Turks pushing away Hans, Helga, Kurt and Ilse over the decades, Little Istanbul would simply be still German!

In a country where newcomers have gotten so tremendously many chances, it should be THEY speaking German, not Turkish. Also, if Little Istanbul is now almost 100 per cent Turkish, this is only proof that over the years, a soft ethnic cleansing has taken place. It is impossible that the original BioGerman population of this part of Mannheim all left for 'racist' reasons. There is no other explanation other than that the mores of the Turks and the way they treated the 'natives' must have been particularly offending - otherwise you don't leave.

As always, many thanks to MissPiggy for translation, and Vlad Tepes for subtitling.


Monday, December 31, 2018


A little bit premature perhaps in this corner of the world, where 2019 is still about one hour and a half away, but OK, here it is already: DowneastBlog wishes all its readers of good will a happy, healthy and successful 2019!!!

Dunno how it was with you, but for me 2018 ended on a relatively positive note, despite very serious challenges in biz. As some of you may know, the bankruptcy of my main supplier almost meant the end of my small company as well, and we're still not out of the danger zone yet. That said, we've come back - cautiously.

Gonna keep it short, for the moment I have but one good advice to you, but it's one which might save your *ss sometime if you take it at heart. It's difficult to tell which Saint Winston advice is my favourite, but the following one is among the top five at least:

The quote in full is a bit longer but the gist of the message will do.

Thanks for tuning in and thanks for your patience.

Nite, have fun, don't get too drunk!


Sunday, December 30, 2018


Some devastating reading re Turkey, courtesy The Gatestone Institute:

"The day after American pastor Andrew Brunson was released from Turkish prison, another Christian who had been living for nearly two decades in the country was detained by Turkish authorities, and told that he had two weeks to leave the country -- without his wife and three children. The American-Canadian evangelist, David Byle, not only suffered several detentions and interrogations over the years, but he had been targeted for deportation on three occasions. Each time, he was saved by court rulings. This time, however, he was unable to prevent banishment, and left the country after two days in a detention center.

When he tried to return to his family in Turkey on November 20, he was denied re-entry. According to Claire Evans, regional manager of the organization International Christian Concern:

"Turkey is making it increasingly clear that there is no room for Christianity, even though the constitution states otherwise. It is no coincidence that Turkey decided to initiate this process the day after Brunson's release from prison and that, in doing so, the authorities ignored a court order. We must keep the Byle family in our prayers during this period of difficult separation."

Brunson and Byle are among many Christian clerics who have fallen victim to Turkey's aversion to Christianity. In its annual Human Rights Violations Reports, published since 2009, Turkey's Association of Protestant Churches details Turkey's systematic discrimination against Protestants, including verbal and physical attacks; nor does the Turkish government recognize the Protestant community as a "legal entity," denying it the right to freely establish and maintain places of worship.

Turkey's Protestants cannot open their own schools or train their own clerics, forcing them to rely on support of foreign church leaders. Still, several foreign religious workers and church members have been denied entry into Turkey, refused residence permits or deported.

Although missionary activities are not illegal according to the Turkish criminal code, both foreign pastors and Turkish citizens who convert to Christianity nevertheless are treated as pariahs by authorities and much of the public. It is no wonder that this is the case, given the years of anti-Christian "reports" by state institutions that shape government policy.

For example:

In 2001, after receiving a report from Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT), the National Security Council (MGK) declared Christian missionary activities a "security threat" and stated that "required precautions should be taken against [their] divisive and destructive activities."

In 2004, the Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) issued a report claiming that "missionary activities provoke ethnic and religious separationist aspirations and target the unitary structure of the state."

In 2005, State Minister Mehmet Aydın said: "We think that [Christian] missionary activities aim to destroy the historical, religious, national and cultural unity... it is seen as an extremely planned movement with political goals."

In 2006, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) published in a monthly journal a report referring to Christian missionaries as a "threat" and emphasized that legal regulations needed to be made to prevent their activities. That same year, Ali Bardakoğlu, then-head of Diyanet (the government-funded Directorate of Religious Affairs), said in televised comments that it is "Diyanet's duty to warn the people about missionaries and other movements that threaten society."

In 2007, Niyazi Güney, a Justice Ministry official, said that "missionaries are even more dangerous than terrorist organizations."

Such public denunciations of Christian missionaries have had concrete and devastating consequences.

In 2006, for instance, a Protestant church leader named Kamil Kıroğlu, a Muslim convert to Christianity, was beaten unconscious by five men, one of whom shouted, "Deny Jesus or I will kill you now," and another yelled, "We don't want Christians in this country!"

Also in 2006, Father Andrea Santoro, a 61-year-old Roman Catholic priest, was murdered while praying in the Santa Maria Church in Trabzon. Five months later, a 74-year-old priest, Father Pierre François René Brunissen, was stabbed and wounded in Samsun. The perpetrator said that he had committed the act against the priest to protest "his missionary activities."

In April 2007, three Christians were tortured to death in the Zirve Bible Publishing House massacre. In November of the same year, an Assyrian priest, Edip Daniel Savcı, was kidnapped. One month later, a Catholic priest, Adriano Franchini, was stabbed and wounded during a Sunday church service. The priest reportedly had been "accused of missionary activities" by some websites.

In 2014, five of the suspected killers of the three Zirve Publishing House employees were released.

In June 2010, Bishop Luigi Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, was murdered by his driver, who shouted, "Allahu Akbar" ("Allah is the greatest") as he slit the priest's throat. At his trial, the murderer said that the bishop was a "false messiah," then twice in the courtroom he loudly recited the adhan (Islamic call to prayer).

Despite its current tiny and disintegrating presence in Turkey, Christianity has a long history in Asia Minor (part of contemporary Turkey), the birthplace of numerous apostles and saints, among them Paul, Luke, Ephrem, Polycarp, Timothy, Nicholas and Ignatius. Many events recorded in the Bible took place in that area. The indigenous peoples of the land -- Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks -- are among the first nations to embrace the Christian faith.

The first seven Ecumenical Councils were also held in the area that today is Turkey. It was in Antioch (Antakya) where the followers of Jesus were called "Christians" for the first time in history and where St. Peter established one of the earliest churches. Edessa (Urfa in southeast Turkey) was an early center of the Assyrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church. The ancient Greek city of Byzantium (a.k.a. Constantinople -- the current Istanbul) was a hub of Christianity and the Hagia Sophia, built there in the 6th century, was the largest church in the world -- until Ottoman Turks invaded the city in 1453 and converted the church into a mosque. Since then, Christians in the region have been under Muslim domination.

Today, only around 0.2% of Turkey's population of nearly 80 million is Christian. The 1913-1923 Christian genocide across Ottoman Turkey and the 1955 anti-Greek pogrom in Istanbul are some of the most important events that largely led to the destruction of the country's ancient Christian community. Yet, still today -- even after Turkey joined the Council of Europe in 1949 and NATO in 1952 -- Christian missionaries and citizens continue to be oppressed in Turkey..."

An article from Uzay Bulut.

All this information has not been lying under a rock waiting to be unearthed by Mrs Bulut, though it surely helps that she made this concise and eloquent summary about the position of Christian missionaries and by extension Christianity itself, in Turkey. The data are readily available and irrefutable. In light of all this it is simply breathtaking that people in power in the EU, notably Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the powerful ALDE fraction in the EP, are still striving to let Turkey join the EU. It is equally disturbing - perhaps even more, that the chairman of the Belgian "Christian" "Democrats", a vicious gnome by the name of Wouter Beke, has never had but praise for "his" Turks, even though in recent years it became crystal clear that they consider themselves Turks rather than Belgians - and fierce Erdogan supporters at that.