Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"But Allah willing, Belgium will soon be freed from polytheism and idolatry''

I wish I could say this lot just want to be left alone to subjugate their women in peace, but their goals go a tad further than that. Utopia for this lot would be to turn Belgium into an Islamic State, that by comparison would make Iran look like a beacon of benevolence and compassion.

Not only are they insane, they are dangerously insane. While we, as enlightened Europeans, have cast off the yoke of superstition and dogma and just go about getting on with our lives, these headbangers are constantly working away to return Europe to the Eighth Century.

"Let's Turn Belgium into an Islamist State"

by Soeren Kern
December 19, 2011

An Islamist group in Belgium is intensifying a propaganda and intimidation campaign aimed at turning the country into an Islamic state.

Over the past several months, Sharia4Belgium, a Muslim organization that wants to implement Islamic Sharia law throughout Belgium, has become increasing belligerent in its appeals to fellow Muslims to overthrow the democratic order in the country.

The latest installment of Islamist agitprop comes in the form of a video in which the Belgian Islamist Sheik Abu Imran declares that the black flag of Islamic Jihad will "soon be flying on top of all the palaces in Europe."

The December 11 video, which has been translated into English by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), shows Imran dressed in military camouflage calling for the destruction of the Atomium, a monument in Brussels that is the national symbol of Belgium.

Imran says: "This is a short message to the King of Belgium and specifically to the Muslims in Belgium. This is the flag [black flag of jihad] that, Allah willing, will soon be flying on top of that building over there [the Belgian royal palace]. There you see the flag [Belgian flag] of the Taghut, the infidels, and soon the flag of 'there is no god but Allah' will be flying there, on top of that palace, and on top of all the other palaces in Europe, until Allah willing, we reach the White House…We will not rest, we will not stop, until this flag flies on top of that building [the royal palace]."

The video then continues from another location in Brussels, namely directly in front of the Atomium. Imran says: "We can see nowadays how people are taking photos, and how people from all over Brussels and from all over Europe, come here for what is called 'tourism' and take photos of this monument. They hold on to this monument. On top, you can see the Belgian flag. This monument is a symbol of Belgium…Soon, Belgium will fall apart. May Allah disperse them and their country. Amen. Then this symbol will be useless to them."

Imran continues: "Look how people view this monument as their Taghut, their idol…We should destroy these monuments. How can we demonstrate that we are Muslims? … We must free ourselves from this idolatry…we call upon everyone to stay away from idols and idolatry. One of these idols is this Taghut [the Atomium] here behind us, with the flag of the Taghut government [Belgium] on top of it, a symbol of the Taghut regime, the Taghut system ruling this country.

"But Allah willing, Belgium will soon be freed from polytheism and idolatry…We promise to clean Belgium from the system of idolatry as well as of the idols themselves. Then we will demolish this symbol, this monument. Why? … We need to ensure the safety of Belgian Muslims and non-Muslims in the Islamic state that will replace this Taghut. Allah willing, the more Muslims who participate, the faster we will reach our goal of freeing Belgium from tyranny, and from idolatry, and of implementing the purest form of Tawheed [Islamic doctrine] in our lives. Let us live in an Islamic state, in which there is no idolatry, and there is only 'There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.'"

This video came just days after a mob of extremists belonging to Sharia4Belgium stormed a debate in Amsterdam that was featuring two Muslim liberals: the Canadian writer and Muslim feminist Irshad Manji and the Dutch-Moroccan Green Left MP Tofik Dibi.

Waving an Islamist jihadist flag, the Islamists yelled "Allahu Akbar!" (Allah is Greater) and threatened to break Manji's neck. They then demanded that both Manji and Dibi be executed for apostasy.

The December 8 debate on how liberal Muslims can prevent Islam from being hijacked by Muslim extremists was held at the De Baile venue in downtown Amsterdam, and was sponsored by the Brussels-based European Foundation for Democracy. The event resumed after police arrested several of the Islamists.

Previously, 40 members of Sharia4Belgium engaged in "Campus Jihad" by disrupting a speech about Islam by the Dutch author Benno Barnard. The lecture, entitled "The Islam Debate: Long Live God, Down with Allah!," was part of a series of talks at Antwerp University about the Enlightenment.

In September, Sharia4Belgium established Belgium's first Islamic Sharia law court in Antwerp, the second-largest city in the country. Leaders of the group say the purpose of the court is to create a parallel Islamic legal system in Belgium in order to challenge the state's authority as the enforcer of the civil law protections guaranteed by the Belgian constitution.

The self-appointed Muslim judges running the Islamic Sharia court apply Islamic law, rather than the secular Belgian Family Law system, to resolve disputes involving questions of marriage and divorce, child custody and child support, as well as all inheritance-related matters.

Unlike Belgian civil law, Islamic Sharia law does not guarantee equal rights for men and women; critics of the Sharia court say it will undermine the rights of Muslim women in marriage and education.

Sharia4Belgium says the court in Antwerp will eventually expand its remit and handle criminal cases as well.

But Sharia4Belgium also expects non-Muslims to submit to Sharia law.

A partial archive of an earlier version of Sharia4Belgium's website includes a threat in the form of an invitation calling for all Belgians to convert to Islam and to submit to Sharia law or face the consequences. The text says:

"It is now 86 years since the fall of the Islamic Caliphate. The tyranny and corruption in this country [Belgium] has prevailed; we go from one scandal to another: Economic crises, paedophilia, crime, growing Islamophobia, etc."

"As in the past we [Muslims] have saved Europe from the dark ages, we now plan to do the same. Now we have the right solution for all crises and this is the observance of the divine law, namely Sharia. We call to implement Sharia in Belgium.

"Sharia is the perfect system for humanity...As a result, we invite the royal family, parliament, all the aristocracy and every Belgian resident to submit to the light of Islam. Save yourself and your children of the painful punishment of the hereafter and grant yourself eternal life in paradise."

A cache of the background image for the Sharia4Belgium website has the black flag of jihad flying above the Belgian Parliament. Until recently, the Sharia4Belgium Youtube page (which has been shut down) was used to incite Muslims to Jihad, or Holy War. The group had posted videos with titles such as, "Jihad Is Obligatory," "Encouraging Jihad," "Duelling & Guerrilla Warfare," and "The Virtues of Martyrdom."

In a recent debate with Filip Dewinter, a Belgian politician who has raised public awareness of the dangers posed by radical Islam, Imran said: "There are a lot of Muslims in Belgian politics, which is something I cannot understand. You are either a Muslim or a democrat, you cannot be both. I have no business with infidels. My mission is to please Allah, not infidels."

Imran continued: "Let's turn Belgium into an Islamic state. We have enough judges, scholars and leaders who can become caliphs…Filip Dewinter is right. This is the beginning of the Islamization of Antwerp. And to all infidels: Adjust or get out!"

Soeren Kern is Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. Follow him on Facebook.


Anonymous said...

Dutch cabinet approves burqa ban

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Anonymous said...

From the other side of the house, opposition Green Left MP Tofik Dibi put the measure against the background of the financial crisis in Europe. He said in a Twitter message dripping with irony, 'Yo cabinet! While people are unsure about their own future and their kids', lets focus on fining a handful of burqa wearers...'

Oh the irony

Sunday 19 November 2006

Himself said...

Thanks Maren, I missed the Guardian piece first time round, I shall add it to the other.

This is a big law for a small problem,' said Ayhan Tonca of the Dutch Muslim organisation, CMO. She estimated that as few as 30 women in the Netherlands wear a burqa

As few as thirty! well not really worth bothering about then.

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Himself said...

The party of death.

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Himself said...

''Together in perfect har mon ee''

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Himself said...

I might run that one. I will certainly save the photo (of the month)

I might leave a link for this if I make a post out of the above.

I have quite a bit of stuff to post but I am pushed for time, I'm just up and I have to go out.

Yesterday was a washout, because someone who shall be nameless, left me a link to a story on Mormon vodka. Consequently I spent the day doing graphics for a similar range of Mormon booze.

I shall up that when I get back, along with some other stuff.

Later then.

H x

kory said...

every religion has it's extremest

Anonymous said...

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. - Stendhal

Anonymous said...

The Muslim extremist organisation Sharia4Belgium is calling it a day.

The Belgian Minister of Justice, Turtelboom, thinks it’s a red herring.

Himself said...

Tweeted to Pat Condell, right up his street.

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Himself said...

I'm just about to set to Maren, but there was something I wanted to mention. Call back this eve or tomorrow my love, if you please.

Himself said...

Right Chuck, first things first.

Before I open this:

Is it graphic? If it is, it's way outside my comfort zone.

The last film of that poor schmuck loosing his, I avoided like the plague. I managed for ages, NOT to see it, and then one day I was suddenly upon it.

I don't mind admitting, it haunted me for months, and I don't want a repeat performance.


Michael 'Mujahid' Adebolajo

This fellow, and those like him, they aren't converting to the Islamic faith, or any other faith for that matter. All they are looking for is a violent organisation that caters to their own anger and inadequacies.

We worship the god of mismatched socks, ergo, if you don't wear odd socks, we're going to kill you.

There's not a great deal of difference is there? Odd socks or Islam.

Himself said...

Do you remember me telling you the tale about the rape/HIV victim and her daughter, who my nephew gave refuge to for a couple of years?

A few details have emerged.

By the sound of things, Shaun supported both mother and daughter financially over this period.

That evidently didn't deter the woman from constantly, but quietly, trying to poison Shaun's quite recent marriage. She being, by the by, a friend of his wife and not Shaun.

It did cause quite a rift for a good while, so much so, that Shaun more or less completed the remainder of his tax exile on his own on his yacht in the Med.

(Tax Exile: If you sell up for a good chunk of money in this country, you can choose to live abroad for four years and not pay capital gains on your loot.)

Now we come to the crunch.

The rape, the contracting HIV, all a pack of lies; a total fabrication.

And with that, I don't really know what else to say.

What can you say?

Take care Chuck, and watch out for deceitful women, there are a lot of them about.

And believe me, I know that to my cost.

Anonymous said...

Hello H

As far as I can see there is no film in that link, I only read the text. The same applies to that other Syria link with a vid which I didn't watch. Must be one of the reasons why I'm not a movie buff.

Back to reality.
Good night m'dear.


Anonymous said...

Good day H

Yes I do remember you telling that tale. I don’t know exactly why, but I had my doubts at the time. As you say, what can/could I say.

As for the deceitful thing, challenging field and hard to interpret. Well, perhaps not, deceit is deceit after all. Pity the deceiver; there can’t be nothing worse than selling your soul, can’t buy a new one, it’s priceless.

And believe me, I know from experience, in a positive way. Chuck

Himself said...

I would tell you about it, but not on here.

A betrayal, for no worthy reason, that ruined my life to quite a degree.

Anonymous said...

Judge Peter Rook, sentencing, praised the courage of the six victims in coming forward, saying the men had blighted the victims' lives and robbed them of their adolescence.

He said: "These six girls have shown enormous courage in coming to the Old Bailey to give evidence, knowing they would be accused of lying, knowing they would have to relive their ordeals, knowing they have not been believed in the past."

knowing they would be accused of lying

So sad.

Reminded me of The rape, the contracting HIV, all a pack of lies; a total fabrication. from comment 7 June 2013 17:56

Shame on both mother and daughter.

Anonymous said...

Good morning H

Did you know that Belgium (Flanders) will soon be freed from French?

Back to sign language!

2013 :)

Bonne journée à vous.
Northern Light

Himself said...

Seems a tad nationalistic dontcha think?

Northern L, non.


Mass oui.

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Himself said...

Ah so. Hard to get excited about Belgium though, or interested for that matter, although I did spend quite a bit of time there during me old strandzeilen days.

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Two Chinese panda bears in the eye of a Belgian storm

Himself said...

Hello Chucky Chuck.

I've been doing a bit of writing for a change, a little something on the peace symbol, I'll post it tomorrow sometime.

But in the meantime, something that came up on a program a couple of days ago. This ain't it, just the result of quick search.

They have all the traits of carnivorous.

pandas are an anomaly of evolution and probably would have gone extinct with or without human involvement.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link H. An interesting read.

I abhor animal abuse, but I’m not into those artificial animal things (not sure about the translation, but you get the gist I hope). I just think people shouldn’t destroy animals’ natural environment as far as humanly possible.

People only want to keep cute animals alive.

Perhaps, though cuteness is a subjective term, isn’t it.

As for me, not finding the panda particularly cute and not being an animal hugger in general, I must admit that Van stole my heart in that fragment (0:00 – 0:17) from

Sooo cute! Irresistible.


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Himself said...

So sad.

I might be a bit more sympathetic to their cause, and it is a genuine cause in a lot of cases, if they weren't so misogynist, inherently cruel and practised a sheep like devotion to a religion that makes Christianity look rational.

And one or two other shortcomings.

But his org says it all, Sharia 4 Belgium. Who the fuck is to dictate what is, or what is not for Belgium.

Come to think of it, perhaps I don't have all that much sympathy for them.

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Himself said...

I have trouble believing anything in the Telegraph, even when I want to believe them.

Did they include Obama in that figure?

Did you listen to any bits of his address?

Stroll on! The man lives in a different world.

Or says he does.

What bit I saw was; do stop.

Or pass the bucket.

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Here we land at the centre of the problem — a centre we have spent the last decade and a half trying to avoid: Islam is not a peaceful religion. No religion is, but Islam is especially not. Nor is it, as some ill-informed people say, solely a religion of war. There are many peaceful verses in the Quran which — luckily for us — the majority of Muslims live by. But it is, by no means, only a religion of peace.