Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Counter-Jihad in Poland

We got a note this morning from a fellow in Poland who is the site administrator for, which he described as a “Polish portal about islamofascism.” He had noticed the image of John Sobieski on the “Islamophobic” button and wanted to let me know that “we are also proud of this guy.”

And now we’re getting site referrals from this post in their forum, where our button is on display. It’s all in Polish, so I can’t tell you much about it.

However, by careful examination of the post, I’ve determined that “Bramy Wiednia” is Polish for “Gates of Vienna”, and “Jestem islamofobem i jestem z tego dumny” seems to be “Islamophobic and proud of it.” Also, from their main page, I gloss “Solidarni z Danią” as “Solidarity with Denmark.”

I wrote him back to let him know that Gates of Vienna considers John Sobieski to be the hero of the West.

Welcome, readers from Poland! I hope your English is better than my Polish…

Anyone who can read and write Polish might want to wander over to and see what you can find.


CM said...

Also in the Czech Republic - see this website:

I can read Czech and have written a couple of comments on the Czech front on my blog:

Here's one of them:

Czech cartoon rage and confusion

"The Czech Republic now has its own cartoon crisis, stemming from the publication of a series of cartoons by a Czech-language website in response to an appeal for contributors “to depict the Prophet as they personally see him”. According to the website’s moving spirit, [in Czech] “I wasn’t that enthusiastic about all the cartoons, because I expected more of a sense of humour, but I published them all”.

According to a Czech press agency report [in Czech], Muslim activists protested to the Czech Interior Minister František Bublan, who, after seeing the cartoons, stated that it was a matter of an infringement of basic rights and freedoms and dissemination of xenophobia [i.e. he took the Muslim side]. Police chief Vladislav Husák talked of shutting down the website.

Bublan’s attitude was in sharp contrast to that of Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda [in English], who on 28 February during a visit to London had stated that, “the position of the European Union on the Islamic countries in which diplomatic offices were attacked due to the [Danish] cartoons satirising the Prophet Mohammad was weak and reminiscent of the pre-war appeasement policy to Nazi Germany”.