So much for all those claims that the Soviet Union was a “perversion” of socialism, or a socialist experiment “gone wrong.” By now, most people know that tyranny and totalitarianism are socialism gone right, inherent to the system. So in case you haven’t seen either of these two videos and have no idea what I’m talking about, here they are:
In the ditty above, please note the phrase “We’re all the same.” (To see the words, click on “more,” which appears to the right of the youtube screen.) Sameness is a key underlying premise of socialist utopias, used to equalize everyone down to the same level and be rid of human distinctions, such as the fact that people are born with varying talents, making us all inherently different.
In early 2006 I wrote what was, to my knowledge, the first article (at least of the past two decades) exposing Jimmy Carter as a racist. My timing was uncanny: within a few months, others started to catch on to his racism — at least against Jews — when his book Jews Suck Ass came out.
But even then, no one questioned his much hyped pro-black creds, which that same article put into question as well, mentioning a certain racist flier his 1970 gubernatorial campaign distributed. Here’s what I wrote:
In his 2004 book The Real Jimmy Carter, Steven Hayward writes that Carter’s campaign staff sent an anonymous mailer “to barbershops, country churches, and rural law enforcement officers containing a grainy photo of [his Democratic opponent Carl] Sanders, part owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise, at an after-game locker room victory celebration. Two black players were pouring champagne over Sanders’s head. The Atlanta Constitution noted, ‘In the context of the sports pages, it was a routine shot … But in the context of this political campaign it was a dangerous smear that injected both race, alcohol, and high living into the campaign.’ Carter’s senior campaign aides Bill Pope, Hamilton Jordan, and Jerry Rafshoon were behind the mailing; Pope was even spotted passing out the flyers at a Ku Klux Klan rally … The Carter campaign also produced a leaflet noting that Sanders had paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. [by attending his funeral].
“… Carter also implied that he met privately with the head of the States Rights Council, a white supremacist group, and campaigned in all-white private schools that were known as ’segregation academies,’ where he promised that he would do ‘everything’ to support their existence. ‘I have no trouble pitching for [George] Wallace [segregationist] votes and the black votes at the same time,’ Carter told a reporter. Carter also said to another reporter, ‘I can win this election without a single black vote.’”
In April 1976…he answered a question about integration issues, blurting out, “I see nothing wrong with ethnic purity being maintained.” According to Hayward, the NY Daily News buried the quote in a jump paragraph that picked up on page 134.
Last week, after Carter insulted Obama critics en masse, the world finally started to catch on to the black half of his anti-Jewish, anti-black racism. Lo and behold, an image of the above-mentioned flier — or perhaps a similar, additional racist flier from the campaign — emerged from a woman who had helped distribute it:
This flier was sent to barber and beauty shops, in envelopes addressed by me, when Jimmy Carter ran against Carl Sanders in the 1970 Georgia gubernatorial campaign. It is racist. Hamilton Jordan, Carter’s friend and long time associate, created it . In my naivete (I was 20), I didn’t consider the racism, instead, it was a great way to score a win against the Republican candidate. Get that? Accusing the Republican candidate of cavorting with blacks. Reverse racism?
The flier is only a historic footnote. I do not know if Jimmy Carter was even aware we were doing those things. It shows the complexity of Jimmy Carter’s character. Hans von Spakovsky, posting on The National Review Online, comments on the same. In 1956 Carter attempted to halt construction of a new black school, reacting to the segregationists who wanted to keep black and white children apart.
“Carter and the rest of the Sumter County School Board then reassured parents at a meeting on October 5, 1956, that the board ‘would do everything in its power to minimize simultaneous traffic between white and colored students in route to and from school.’”
Here is the above-mentioned item by Hans von Spakovsky:
Jimmy Carter’s Race Problem
When former president Jimmy Carter accuses the opponents of Barrack Obama’s policy of nationalizing broad aspects of our economy and spending us into bankruptcy of being “racists,” perhaps he should look in the mirror. In his 1982 book, Keeping Faith, Carter disingenuously said he “was not directly involved in the early struggles to end racial discrimination.” No kidding — in fact, he directly and unambiguously supported segregation. When Carter returned to Plains, Georgia, to become a peanut farmer after serving in the Navy, he became a member of the Sumter County School Board, which did not implement the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision handed down by the Supreme Court. Instead, the board continued to segregate school children on the streets of Carter’s hometown.
As Laughlin McDonald, director of the ACLU’s Voting Project, relates in his book A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia, Carter’s board tried to stop the construction of a new “Elementary Negro School” in 1956. Local white citizens had complained that the school would be “too close” to a white school. As a result, “the children, both colored and white, would have to travel the same streets and roads in order to reach their respective schools.” The prospect of black and white children commingling on the streets on their way to school was apparently so horrible to Carter that he requested that the state school board stop construction of the black school until a new site could be found. The state board turned down Carter’s request because of “the staggering cost.” Carter and the rest of the Sumter County School Board then reassured parents at a meeting on October 5, 1956, that the board “would do everything in its power to minimize simultaneous traffic between white and colored students in route to and from school.”
I am not aware that Rep. Joe Wilson has ever supported segregation or engaged in the same type of reprehensible, racist behavior. The idea that opposition to Obama’s policies reflects “racism” is absurd; even the White House has rejected it. All of this raises a larger issue about Carter’s remarks. When he makes such a claim, is he projecting his own inner racial beliefs? Is he so guilt-ridden over his past racist behavior that he wants to make amends to the race-baiters that today populate the Left? Or is he just cynically helping them score political points?
To answer that question: Yes, naturally Carter is forever compensating for having been brought up a racist. But to ask another question: What took so long, Folks? Not until these people felt themselves personally smeared by Carter, as Obama detractors, did they dredge this up.
Well, I guess 40 years late is better than never, but we could have used this information earlier. (Though a reporter for the Athens Banner Herald in Georgia tried in December 2006, by interviewing Sanders about these low ploys by Carter.)
But if more people had spoken up sooner, and the world had been allowed to know that Jimmy Carter was a racist — and that this is what he spends his life compensating for — then it would have shone a light on his biases in the Middle East and he wouldn’t have enjoyed a reputation as an earnest broker. Which means he wouldn’t have been given as many opportunities to do as much damage as he’s done to the Jewish state, some of which he was paid to do by the direct disciples of the man who gave Hitler the idea to exterminate rather than exile the Jews, Haj Amin al-Husseini (mufti of Jerusalem during WWII).
And just a post-script about Carter’s frequent references in interviews to “democratically elected Hamas,” which he says should be receiving our support as the legitimate government of the Palestinian people:
So we find out, belatedly, that in the now famous case of parents fighting to name their son “Jihad” in Germany — which a judge initially disallowed because, he claimed, he feared for the boy’s safety — the father was a “jihadist” in Bosnia. What do you know?!! It was “jihad” after all that we joined! So shouldn’t we be monitoring ourselves too?
In Germany, it seems, it’s okay to name children “Jihad.” A Berlin court has ruled that the name Djehad is neither denigrating nor offensive — even if the child’s father is a man considered by German intelligence agents and the United States to be one of the country’s most radical Islamists.
A Berlin court ruled this week that a man suspected of being one of Germany’s leading radical Islamists, can name his son “Djehad,” an alternative spelling of the Arabic word jihad. A city official had previously rejected the name because of its connotation of Islamic holy war.
A city official said it had rejected listing the name in the city’s birth registry because it could endanger the child’s welfare. Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, the term “jihad,” which in the West is usually regarded as meaning “holy war,” has had negative connotations in Germany. The child’s father himself, German-Egyptian Reda Seyam, is being monitored by German intelligence agencies and is known to have fought as a jihadist in Bosnia.
But this week a local superior court, following previous rulings in an administrative court and a regional court, said the name was unobjectionable.
In its ruling overturning the city’s decision, the court argued that “Djehad” is a common first name for Arab males that also evokes the duty of Muslims to promote their faith both spiritually and within society. The use of the word as a first name, the court argued, was in no way denigrating or offensive.
The court conceded that, in recent years, radical Islamists have used the term to express the idea of an armed struggle against people who don’t share their faith. But that could not justify a restriction of the right of the parents to choose their child’s name as they see fit, they said, adding that the parent’s motives for selecting the name were irrelevant.
The case has drawn widespread attention in Germany because it pitted Seyam against the city of Berlin. For the past three years, he has been fighting a court battle to name his youngest son, who is now four, Djehad. German and US intelligence officials believe Seyam may have ties to al-Qaida and terrorism, but they have been unable to deliver the evidence required to prosecute the Islamist. Recently, though, Munich’s public prosecutor filed charges against Seyam and seven others accusing them of using the Internet and conducting seminars to attract Germans to the jihadist cause.
According to a report by Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, Seyam moved to Germany in 1988, married a German woman and then left for Bosnia in 1994, where he joined other Muslims in waging jihad during the Balkans war.
Bosnia’s chief mufti Mustafa Ceric — who in 2007 did the interfaith tango at a Birmingham synagogue as the guest of some stupid rabbi — last month repeated a call for incorporating Shariah law for Muslims into the Bosnian constitution. Several websites caught this last month, but didn’t catch Ceric saying the same thing in July while speaking at the Catholic Academy in Berlin. So in August, Ceric was actually repeating himself from July, meaning that the “moderate” Bosnian Muslim cleric is really insistent on this Shariah thing:
Sarajevo, 17 August (AKI) – Bosnia’s Muslim spiritual leader, Reiss-ul-Ulema Mustafa Ceric, has drawn strong criticism from moderate Muslims and from Bosnian Serbs, after he called for Islamic Sharia law to be incorporated into the Bosnian constitution.
Ceric made the controversial suggestion when he conducted Bosnia’s first Sharia mass wedding on Saturday in the central city of Zenica. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi reportedly paid for the weddings for the 20 couples and some 500 guests.
“In this exceptional place, in the exceptional city of Zenica, we are witnessing a magnificent event,” Ceric said. “I hope this is only the beginning and that we will have many such occasions in the years to come,” he added.
Ceric is no stranger to controversy, and his pronouncements often trigger a heated reaction.
In May, while visiting a Muslim community in Serbia’s Muslim-majority Sandzak region bordering Montenegro, Ceric said “no force could separate” Muslims in Serbia from those in Bosnia, which he has described as a homeland for Muslims. […]
The leader of the Bosnian Muslim extremist political party, the SDA, is also the main kernel in the Bosnian Muslim network of weapons smuggling says Bosnian Muslim expert on security and terrorism Dzevad Galijasevic.
Bakir Izetbegovic, the leader of the SDA and a son of the late extremist Muslim leader, Alija Izetbegovic, who invited al-Qaeda into Bosnia, is the main organizer in smuggling of illegal weapons into Bosnia says Galijasevic and notes that the former SDA leader Hasan Cengic, who is very close to the radicals in Iran, control the black market for weapons.
Member of the expert team on terrorism and organized crime, Domagoj Margetic says that Izetbegovic was involved in hiding the documents on imports of “Scud” missiles that have been stored in the basement of the factory called Petris. Margetic says that the storage had 26 projectiles and now there are only 20.
Galijasevic adds that SA7 rockets have been exported by Bosnia which is a violation of the agreement Bosnian Muslims had with the US. The rockets were supposed to be demolished by 2001.
The Bosnian Muslim “Ministry of defense has issued a tender offer in 2008 for those rockets!” exclaims Galijasevic.
“Seven years after those rockets were suppose to be destroyed, Bosnia plans to sell them. Americans were not silly for demanding those rockets be destroyed because they are well suited for terror attacks,” explains Galijasevic.
Galijasevic says that an agency that does business with the Canadian military has warned the Bosnian Ministry that it is not prudent to offer those rockets for sale.
“The agency has offered to get a fair price for those rockets and find a ’secure home’ for them so that they would not end up in the wrong hands,” says Galijasevic.
Bakir Izetbegovic’s father, Alija, was instrumental in granting the Bosnian Muslim citizenship to thousands of Muslims from the Middle East. At least 2 of those were involved in the 9/11 attacks while thousands of others have been involved in other terror hits elsewhere. Saudi Arabia has named one of the main boulevards in their capitol, Riyadh, as an Alija Izetbegovic street.
Military Analyst Gostimir Popovic says that there is no dilemma that certain groups control illegal weapons market in Bosnia but warns that all those weapons are well suited for terror activities.
“It is a fact that the vast majority of that weaponry is very well suited for terror attacks, and that brings the special light to the entire problem and seriously impedes on the security of the region,” says Popovic.
BELGRADE — Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić and his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman have signed an agreement to abolish visas between the two countries.
The two ministers welcomed the signing, stating that it was an important step in the development of bilateral relations.
“This removes the obstacle to Serbian businesspeople and tourists that want to come to Israel,” Lieberman said.
Jeremić and Lieberman said that only new negotiations between Belgrade and Priština could yield a permanent solution to the Kosovo status question.
The Serbian minister said that he thanked Lieberman for Israel’s firm position regarding Kosovo.
“I am very thankful to Israel for its position on Kosovo, and especially to Mr. Lieberman personally for his part in making such a decision. Israel does not recognize the unilateral declaration of Kosovo independence and that is something that we appreciate greatly, especially given the pressure that Israel has been under,” Jeremić told a joint press conference.
Lieberman said that through direct talks between the two sides, a peaceful solution could be found to the Kosovo problem.
Asked whether Israel was under pressure to recognize Kosovo, Lieberman said that Israel “has been under pressure on many issues since 1948 and can handle it.”
The two ministers agreed that relations between the two countries on all issues were good, and that relations would further improve with the visa agreement.
He said that economic cooperation was also good and that Israeli investment in Serbia was on the rise, despite the financial crisis. […]
Israel’s top diplomat Avigdor Lieberman arrived on Tuesday in Croatia as part of his Balkan tour, becoming the first Israeli foreign minister to visit the former pro-Nazi state.
The foreign minister characterized his trip as proving new directions in Israel’s foreign policy, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Lieberman’s four-day visit to the Balkans came as part of his effort to engage countries that Israel has failed to give adequate attention to in the past. He also visited South America earlier this year, the first foreign minister to do so in over 20 years.
“My visit to the region is intended to strengthen the bilateral relations between the countries and to reinforce and develop the economic relationship, which will also contribute to Israel’s international standing.”
After meeting his Croatian counterpart, Gordan Jandrokovic, Lieberman said their meeting was “just a first step in our mutual commitment to strengthen our relations and deepen our dialogue.”
Israel shunned Croatia until the 1999 death of its nationalist president, whose government diminished crimes committed by Croatia’s World War II pro-Nazi state.
Yet little has changed in Croatia since President Tudjman. How’s this for strengthening Croatia-Israel relations and deepending dialogue, from De-Construct.net in January:
Antisemitism is Alive and Well in Croatia
In Croatia, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day has been marred by a series of incidents, which culminated with the threat of bomb being planted at the Jewish community center, forcing the evacuation of Jewish representatives and Beth Israel association from the Zagreb building, where they gathered to commemorate the Holocaust.
“From one certain telephone number, which seems to be a phone booth in Split [coastal town in Croatia], came a threat that a bomb was planted here, and that everything will blow into the air in one hour, with swearing on the account of Jews,” prominent Jewish publicist Slavko Goldstein said, adding that this is only one in a series of incidents and provocations aimed at Croatia Jews in the last few days.
Goldstein said Jewish community and organizations in Croatia are receiving numerous threatening letters almost daily, and mentioned other similar incidents, such as the one his friend witnessed few days ago, as he found himself in the company of Croats who decided “Hitler should have finished his job”.
“For the past ten years, I have been giving statements to the point that antisemitism is dying in this country,” Goldstein said.
“I’m now retracting those statements,” he said.
Manifestation of a Widespread Disease in the Croatian Society
At the same time, Croat national television aired a special in which popular Croat writer Vedrana Rudan compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to the Holocaust, concluding that “Jews should stop being Jews and finally become people”.
“Unfortunately, Mrs Rudan is the manifestation of a widespread disease that manifests itself in the Croatian society, and that is antisemitism,” Ivo Goldstein, President of the Jewish association Beth Israel commented, adding that his organization is considering filing a lawsuit against Rudan.
Despite the fact that Jewish community in Croatia clearly has reasons to be offended and to feel threatened, Croat media and their readers apparently believe it is the Jews who should be ashamed.
“However, the small Palestinian boy that died in an Israeli attack, that Rudan keeps on mentioning in her column, is a victim of Israeli politics, before which they [the Jews] cannot close their eyes”, says internet edition of Croat daily Javno, publishing, at the same time, a comment by a reader who poured the entire slew of antisemitic slurs, while congratulating Mrs. Rudan and praising her as “very smart”.
In the followup piece, titled “Antisemitism or Reality: Down On Your Knees Before Jewish Organizations”, the same magazine reveals Vedrana Rudan is a direct Ustasha descendent, whose “grandfather killed in Jasenovac”, an infamous complex of Croat WWII concentration camps, where 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 30,000 Gypsies were brutally tortured, hacked to pieces and exterminated in most horrific ways.
But the daily insists Ms. Rudan should be allowed to preach to the state of Israel to her heart’s content, instead of worrying about the repeated genocides her state, with the help and participation of members of her own family, has committed.
Before Shedding Crocodile Tears Over Palestinians…
Just published Human Rights Watch Report 2009 clearly shows that Croat public and intelligentsia have plenty of human rights violations to worry about in their own midst — before shedding crocodile tears over Palestinians, Croats ought to take a closer look at the way they continue to treat Serbs.
The report points out that despite Croat government “declarations” and a lot of hot air, Serbs ethnically cleansed from Croatia during the 1990s civil war, almost two decades later, are continuously being discouraged from returning to their homes and repossessing their property, both by the Croat administrative apparatus and by the ethnically-based violence and hate crimes, for most of which the perpetrators are never identified.
Croatia: A Wall of Silence, Amnesty International
Stressing that Croat state is rigging the statistics, claiming that 125,000 Serbs (out of more than 250,000 ethnically cleansed only from the Serbian Krajina region in Croatia) have returned, while the actual number of returnees is nowhere near those claimed, the report explains:
“Most of the 231 displaced persons and 610 refugees who returned to their home areas during the first half of 2008 were ethnic Croats… Serb returnees continue to suffer violence and intimidation, particularly in north Dalmatia … Serbs continue to face difficulty repossessing occupied homes, despite court judgments in their favor. Repossession cases sometimes linger in the courts. There is still no effective remedy for those seeking the return of occupied agricultural land. At this writing, there are 7,743 pending appeals (mostly from Serbs) against rejected applications for reconstruction assistance”.
In addition, “there was no progress toward a viable solution for Serbs stripped during the war of the right to occupy socially-owned property (an impediment to Serb return to urban areas)”.
Pointing out a number of ways in which Croatia impedes the return of expelled Serbs, Human Rights Watch emphasizes that “Serbs continued to make up the majority of defendants in war crimes trials”, and are further threatened and prevented from returning to repossess their land and property by the infamous in absentia prosecutions, widely practiced by the Croat judiciary.
Probably Right to Hide he is a Serb in Croatia
Rosemary Bailey Brown, American blogger popular in Serbia who is married to a Serb from Croatia, and currently living between the two states and towns of Belgrade and Zadar, recently offered a valuable insight into an uneasy feeling Serbs invariably get in Croatia, forcing them to hide their nationality in order to feel safer.
Writing about the beauty of a coastal town in Dalmatia where her husband was born, she admits “it’s all a bit hard to enjoy” for her, since she feels “that we never can really relax and be ourselves there”.
This is mostly “because ethnically my husband is a Serb”, Bailey Brown writes.
“Is being a Serb no big deal these days or do many in Zadar hate Serbs still? Most people who ‘knew all along’ are friendly to us; only a very few have been cold if not outright rude. Some friendly people who ‘find out’ become a little more distant. And, some people, we met while flat-hunting last year, I suspect would be uncomfortable if they knew they’d had a Serb in their homes,” she wrote.
“At my husband’s counsel, we stay undercover with strangers. He is a Croatian returning home from America and that is all. We do not mention our other home in Serbia. We do not mention in what specific year my husband first left Zadar. We do not mention the fact that his sister lives in Belgrade. We are glad our last name is generic enough to be either Serb or Croatian.”
“I ask my husband, ‘Is subterfuge really neccesary?’ He honestly doesn’t know. He’d rather be safe than sorry. And, as this recent news item shows, perhaps he’s smart to be that way,” Bailey Brown concludes.
Serbs, Eternal Witnesses to Croat Bestiality
The “news item” she refers to relates to the latest series of violent hate outbursts and incidents targeting Serbs which took place in Zadar, during the Handball World Championship to which Serbia’s national team went to compete.
Right at the start of the second round of matches in Zadar, on Friday, the town Mayor Živko Kolega first ordered removal of the Serbian national flag from Zadar’s central square, after “citizens complained because they were irritated by the Serbian flag”. Later, he decided it might be wise to try to cover up the virulent Serbophobia and ordered removal of all the flags representing 24 countries participating in the championship.
On the same day, an anonymous caller informed the police a bomb was planted at a hotel where Serbian team was staying. As it turned out, the call was placed from the offices of a local newspaper.
On Saturday, Serbian basketball club manager Marko Ivanović, who traveled to Croatia to attend the championship, had his car demolished.
A while later, Macedonian fan of the team was beaten up, because Croat thugs mistook him for a Serb.
According to the media reports, the matches Serbs played were accompanied by the incessant furious heckling of Serb players and thunderous shouts: “Kill, Kill, kill the Serb.”
The same “cannibalistic mood” towards Serbs (according to one Belgrade reporter who followed Serbian national team) was also obvious in Zagreb at the time, where Croats burned the Serbian flag at the city square, after tearing it down from the pavilion where following of the Handball Championship matches was organized.
Serbian MP Aleksandra Janković, psychologist by profession, explains rabid Croat hatred of Serbs in particular is pathological and rather incurable.
“There is a mechanism in psychology by which, once you harm someone, you make an effort to ‘finish the job’, so to speak, to take it to the end, so you wouldn’t have to face the consequences. Accordingly, ever since Jasenovac, Croats have been doing their very best to eradicate the Serbs completely, in order to wipe off the stains from their history. As long as we exist, Croats can never present themselves as good and wonderful, because there is always a witness to what they have done.”
Which also helps explain why the world is so anti-Israel.
He’s a self-loving Russian while I’m a Russian-born Russophobe, but I couldn’t have said it better than Stanislav Mishin did on his blog over the summer. I’ll highlight the parts you should pay particular attention to:
Pristina, the capital of an Anglo created Islamic Jihadist state, which of course it is never sold as, is a true show case for what any Christian nation has to face if and when its majority falls from power. This of course is nothing new for our ancient ancestors who witnessed this and knew why they fought against Islam.
Unfortunately, the present day West, decadent in its form, ignorant in its self love, intellectually bankrupt and lazy, refuses to see the hell they have forced on Orthodox Christian victims and that they themselves soon face.
In Pristina, the show case of “tolerant” Islam and the Anglo-Sphere/UN enablers, one can find many historic Christian churches, in a city that was built by Christian Serbs over 1,200 years ago. Unfortunately they have all been blown up or burnt down.
In Pristina, one can find ancient Christian neighborhoods, belonging to the people who built the city and are now the ghettoized minorities who inhabit them. The look on their faces is that of fear, fear of their “merciful” and “tolerant” overlords. Anglos, this is your future, the present Hell you so willingly inflict on your Christian brothers and sisters as you give God the finger.
Pristina’s few remaining Orthodox neighborhoods and the various tiny towns and villages of Christian faith are surrounded by wire and fences, the only way to keep the savages…er…moderate Islamics from murdering everyone in them. NATO, who created this monster of Islam, who birthed it with the Saudi father, breast fed it, protected it and allowed it to grow, on the bones and blood of Christians, is now protecting the remnants of those Christians from it’s abomination of a child. But what happens when the it leaves and takes the leash off of its bastard creation?
The money that has flowed into the city has disappeared, funneled into the Saudi sponsored Islamic madras, and since the Saudis own the Western politicians, nothing is said. The Saudis are raising a new generation of white extremists who will be walking up to the Anglo churches, to the Anglo shopping temples and massacring those inside and to the last minute, they will look just like you and it will be the owners of your politicians, in Mecca and Riyadh who will laugh and jump in glee at your fates. This will come as little joy to the dead Christians, upon whose bones they will be jumping and already are.
In Bosnia, while the Croatian third and the Serbian third of that Frankenstein, are still Christian, they have, with NATO bombs and tanks, been force into a second rate position to the Islamic third, the so called Bosniaks. Even though they had at one point the strength to defend themselves, they are now far out gunned by the US/UK/Saudi/Egypt armed Bosniak Islamics. Yes, even “moderate” Egypt was quite happy to ship T62s to their Islamic brothers.
Anglos, NATO, what have you created? What blasphemy against God have you committed and are so proud of? Seek repentance while you can reverse the evil you have committed and save, not murder, the Christianity of the western Balkans. Alas, it always falls on prideful, deaf ears.
The invasion of Kosovo by Islamist radicals, including assaults on moderate Muslims (see here, here, and here) now includes threats of a “religious war” against Albanian Christians, some of whom have left Islam for the Catholic faith of their ancestors.
Aw, really?! Gee, we couldn’t see that result coming from our 90s intervention while Stephen “Suleyman Ahmad al-Kosovi” Schwartz spent the decade shilling for Balkan Muslims’ “rescue” and independence. Or while Kosovo accepted the strings-attached largesse of places like Saudi Arabia and UAE.
On August 20, a man named Gjon (John) Mehaj declared to Albanian-language media, from Norway, that his home in the Kosovo village of Prigode-Istog had been burned to the ground. Mehaj supported the Kosovo Liberation Army during the 1998-99 war in the Balkan republic [no kidding!], and the house had been razed at that time by Serbian forces. [So he says.] But Mehaj, who formerly bore the Muslim first name Enver, said the new attack was not unexpected. He had received “numerous, anonymous threats” from radical Muslim groups before and after he was baptized in a Catholic church on August 3. He was joined in his act of faith by 20 other family members.
Mehaj had earlier been denounced in an email from something called the “Islamic Defense Organization of Kosovo.” With cynical politeness that swiftly turned to a blunt idiom of intimidation, that entity declared that “as faithful Muslims we have managed to agree on some projects in order to defend our religion. This is aimed at stopping…the conversion of families like that of Mehaj and others. Our project will be implemented very soon by activating our forces in the whole of Kosovo. Our jihad will be ready if anyone attacks Islam. If the Catholic Church thinks it can convert the Albanian Muslims to Christianity, then a religious war is to be expected between Catholics and Muslims, a war that would make [the Serbian massacre [sic] of Bosnian Muslims at] Srebrenica worth forgetting.” Kosovo is 85-90 percent Muslim, with the remainder Catholic, although matters of religion, aside from holidays, are seldom publicized by its people.
The jihadist threat to outdo the Serbs in committing mass murder — 8,000 men and boys were slaughtered at Srebrenica [how weird — a Balkans “expert” has the same take and phraseology on this incident as the homeless guy down the street — not indicative of propaganda at all!] — confirms the opinion of many prominent Kosovar Albanian Muslims, who now decline to speak for attribution.
Liberated Kosovo indeed! Funny how they were able to say whatever they wanted about Serbs and Yugoslav politicians without fearing for their lives.
Mehmet: Hey, Ilir, maybe we shouldn’t have lied about the Serbs repressing, oppressing and cleansing us.
Ilir: Shut up, Mehmet — do you want to get us killed?!
Mehmet: By the KLA?
Ilir: Or the bearded ones — whoever hears us first!
But Suleyman Schwartz keeps Weekly Standard readers on program, lest they put two and two together about what’s happening now and the Western intervention based on staged atrocities:
But they have said for some time that radical Islam would be a worse threat to the Albanians than their Slavic adversaries [ahem, victims]. The same “Islamic Defense” gang identified a previously-unknown network, titled “Jihad Calling,” as proud perpetrators of violence, and endorsed it in attempting to “cleanse Kosovo of Christian unbelievers,” by bloodshed. A third crew, the “Forum of Young Muslims in Kosovo,” assailed Father Pren Kola, the Catholic priest who baptized the Mehaj family. It also invoked the Serbs, but in mirror-fashion, claiming that Catholics represent a bigger threat to the Kosovars.
Sudden forgetfulness about the Serbian campaign, backed by Putin’s Russia, against independent Kosovo, and increasing religious polarization among Albanians, is deeply alarming. [Or at least deeply predictable.] Some Albanians claim Islamist aggression is backed by Serbs avid to divide the Albanians. [Just like the Mossad is accused of being behind all the Muslim attacks on Jews and Westerners since the 60s.] But Gjon Mehaj, whose house was destroyed, points in another direction. He argues that “Jihad Calling,” the alleged miscreants in the arson attack, who typically keep their identities hidden by ski-masks, are Arab interlopers protected by high officials in the Kosovo Islamic leadership. Along with menacing emails and public denunciation, Mehaj received abusive telephone calls, which he archived. But he stated that having rebuilt his house once, he will do so again, since the terrorists “can burn down buildings but will never defeat our hearts and our faith.”
The record of Ottoman governance and the tradition of Albanian religious coexistence, however, mean nothing to fundamentalist extremists. Kosovo, like other Muslim lands, is now under assault by incendiaries who wish to make personal changes in religion a pretext for terror. This malign development [development! not cause-and-effect, but a ‘development’!] comes even as American and other Christian missionaries enjoy wide freedom to proselytize in the territory.
Three issues are illuminated by the flames of Gjon Mehaj’s house in Kosovo.
First, the Balkans are no less targeted by jihadists than other crisis areas, as al Qaeda continues probing for opportunities to attack the friends of an America suddenly weakened by confusion and naivete in the White House.
Second, both foreign and local authorities in Kosovo may bear significant responsibility, by failing to respond vigorously to such incidents [based on an agreement to look the other way], for the obvious impunity with which the men in masks, whether Arab, Albanian, or otherwise, have committed crimes against people and property. [Impunity for crime in Kosovo? Unthinkable!]
Third, death penalties against those who leave Islam do more harm to the faith of Muhammad than those who abandon or change their religion. Protests against penalties for apostasy are widely publicized by Western governments and international institutions. But Kosovar Albanians, like many others at immediate risk, may be left to defend themselves for their choice of conscience.
As I wrote to one Albanian reader who couldn’t understand why an American would write so negatively about Albanians: When you look around at the predictable Islamic infiltration of Kosovo — which was slated to become a haven for terrorists whether it was Islamisized or not, as well as a bridge into Europe for the East — my country owes Albanians an apology for taking their side. Because as any KLA-fearing Albanian will tell you, not only did we enable a thugocracy in Kosovo, but even the Muslim Albanians first and foremost have themselves been targeted by the Islamists that have been pouring into the region since we opened the floodgates.
Not exactly a “free” democracy we’re building in Kosovo, even for its privileged Albanian race.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that they have questioned a former Hungarian gendarmerie officer about the slaying of civilians in Serbia during World War II.
Gabriella Skoda of the Budapest Chief Prosecutor’s Office said 95-year-old Sandor Kepiro was questioned Monday about allegedly relaying orders to militia members under his command who killed four civilians in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1942.
Some 1,200 Serb and Jewish civilians were killed by Hungarian forces who raided the region in the wake of the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia.
In 1944, Kepiro was sentenced to 10 years in prison for disloyalty to Hungary in relation to his role in those atrocities, but the conviction was later annulled.
If convicted of war crimes, Kepiro could face life in prison
Zsolt Zetenyi, Kepiro’s lawyer, said Hungarian authorities had confiscated Kepiro’s passport but he was convinced his client was innocent and would be cleared.
“These events were investigated in detail in 1943 … and Kepiro’s actions were not war crimes,” Zetenyi said.
Kepiro has acknowledged that he was in Novi Sad during the 1942 atrocities, but said his task was to supervise the identification of those being rounded up. He denied knowing about the killings until after they were committed.
After World War II, Kepiro lived for decades in Argentina before returning to Hungary in 1996. He currently lives in Budapest, across the street from a synagogue.
Efraim Zuroff, who as head of the Israeli office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center has been calling for the reopening of the Kepiro case since 2006, said Kepiro’s role in the 1942 murders was “indisputable” and he welcomed the prosecutor’s office’s efforts.
Without providing details, Skoda said the new developments in the case stemmed in part from information contained in archival documents the prosecutor’s office requested last year from Serbia.
“We were able to reconstruct the events based on those documents,” Skoda said.
I got the following message this morning from The Jerusalem Post’s Caroline Glick:
A few weeks ago, Sweden’s mass circulation tabloid Aftonbladet published reports alleging that the IDF kills Palestinians to harvest their organs. This new blood libel was widely condemned in Israel. The Swedish government however refused to condemn the stories claiming that it would be an affront to freedom of expression. In the meantime, the libel has been repeated all over Sweden and spread to the Arab world. Most recently, this week the Algerians began claiming that Jews kill Arab children for organs.
Perhaps unconnected, the Norwegian government announced this week that it is divesting its pension fund from its holdings in Israel’s Elbit defense contractor due to the fact that Elbit provides electronic sensors to Israel’s security fence.
At any rate, my team at Latma, the Hebrew satire site that I run felt that the time had come to show the Swedes just what we think of them. We produced this linked clip and attached both English and Swedish subtitles to it.
We hope that you watch the video and send it out to all your friends and acquaintances and, if you have a website that you post it for the viewing pleasure of your visitors.
Beyond that, we wish you all a healthy, happy, secure and prosperous New Year.