Early weekend linkage

I am starting my weekend early and I will be out for the weekend, so blogging will be light the coming days. But to tide you over here are some links to stories I thought were interesting and/or important.

Islam in Europe: Three minors, brothers, of muslim descent have been raping a 13 year old girl for over a year. Why? Because she's an infidel. 'We wouldn't have done it if she were a muslima'.

Bernard Lewis in Europe and Islam:
"They have fervor and conviction, which in most Western countries are either weak or lacking. They are self-assured of the rightness of their cause, whereas we spend most of our time in self-denigration and self-abasement. They have loyalty and discipline, and perhaps most important of all, they have demography, the combination of natural increase and migration producing major population changes, which could lead within the foreseeable future to significant majorities in at least some European cities or even countries.

But we also have some advantages, the most important of which are knowledge and freedom. The appeal of genuine modern knowledge in a society which, in the more distant past, had a long record of scientific and scholarly achievement is obvious. They are keenly and painfully aware of their relative backwardness and welcome the opportunity to rectify it."


For the EU's 50th birthday Paul Belien recycles a speech he gave at Cornell last year:
The former French President ValĂ©ry Giscard d’Estaing was the chairman of the European Convention which drafted the European Constitution that was rejected by the French and Dutch voters in referendums in May and June 2005. In a lecture at the London School of Economics on 28 February 2006 he declared that the “rejection of the Constitution [by the French and Dutch voters] was a mistake which will have to be corrected.” Referring to earlier EU referendums on the Maastricht and Nice treaties where Ireland and Denmark were forced to vote over and over again until they accepted the texts imposed by the EU, he said that “if the Irish and the Danes can vote yes in the end, so can the French [and the Dutch].” “The Constitution will have to be given a second chance,” he added, because the electorate had voted no out of an “error of judgement” and “ignorance.” He made it quite clear that “It was a mistake to use the referendum process, but when you make a mistake you can correct it.” He also predicted that the Constitution would be a stepping stone to further integration later, arguing that “adoption of the Constitution will not be enough to complete Europe’s political union,” and that the Constitution is for this generation, but for the next generation “there will be something else.”

The Danish Resistance is going Europe. SIAD have started the formation of the SIOE or "Stop the Islamisation Of Europe". Blog is in place, first demonstration is planned for September 11, 2007 in Brussels.

Hans Jansen, Dutch arabist, in a piece that studies the insidious effects of threats, death and otherwise, have on society, argues that what the Netherlands need is a group of 'disciplined bastards' (NL):
A peaceful society that wants to continue existing and stay peaceful, will have to find ways to defend itself with non-peaceful means against people that are not peaceful.

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Collectively, we seem to have forgotten that a peaceful enclave like the Netherlands needs more for its defence then its own peacefulness. It needs a number of disciplined bastards that will get their hands dirty, fully covert if necessary, fighting for peace and liberty. It will not be easy to explain this convincingly to the kindhearted and good people of the Christian Democrats and the Christian Union. And to the rest.

And finally, some breaking news: Iran captures 15 British Navy personel. And in this nervous world the results are predictable. Pajamas Media is tracking

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