Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2011A final phase of the elections to the Dutch Senate was held yesterday, and the ruling coalition (VVD and CDA, supported by the PVV) did not gain an absolute majority, but fell one vote short. Consequently the coalition will look to gain the support of a single senator from a small party of devout Christians, the SGP. This is widely expected to push the coalition to support more conservative social positions as favored by the Christian party.

In other news, the ash cloud from the new volcanic eruption in Iceland is disrupting flights to Europe from Iceland, and also long-distance flights that pass close to Iceland. However, vulcanologists do not expect the ash to move high enough to be blown over Europe itself and ground air traffic there, as happened with last year’s volcanic eruption.

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Thanks to AC, C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, CSP, Fjordman, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, JD, LAW Wells, Mary Abdelmassih, Takuan Seiyo, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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goethechosemercy said...

From Winston Churchill, “Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance” to Karl Marx, “Islamism proscribes the nation of the Infidels, constituting a state of permanent hostility between the Mussulman and the unbeliever”, leading figures on the right and the left held a realistic understanding of Islam.
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Winston and Karl!
Two realists on Islam, two men who had read the history of the world and decided to define its struggles in some way.
We have no intellectuals of this stature now.
No one is willing to create a thoroughly textured perspective because of the fear of giving offense.

JS123 said...

In the article on Turkish immigration into Austria we find this quote:

"Referring to the FPÖ leader’s tendency of labelling himself as a proud Austrian who loves his country, Kurz said: “Strache should know that no one who loves Austria tries to create a split among its citizens.”

This is the biggest crack that multiculturalism drives a truck, the difference between a country being called, say, Austria, and therefore the people living there are all Austrians, even if they're Turks. See the post On Being Real, for a discussion.