Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Brussels Journal: Violence in Cologne

Excerpts from Thomas Landen’s article:

Today, 5,000 left-wing demonstrators — self-proclaimed “anti-fascists” — prevented a peaceful gathering on Heumarkt in downtown Cologne of opponents of the Islamisation of Europe. The gathering had been planned by Pro Cologne, a conservative political party which is opposing the building of a giant mosque in the city, the fourth largest town in Germany. The mosque is to have a dome 37 meters high and two minaret stretching up 55 meters. It is being built by the Cologne branch of the department of religious affairs of Turkey, which reports directly to the Prime Minister of Turkey.

Pro Cologne had invited politicians from other European parties that oppose Islamization — namely Filip Dewinter, a leader of the Flemish Vlaams Belang party, Andreas Mölzer, a member of the European Parliament for the Austrian Freedom Party, and Mario Borghezio, a member of the European Parliament for the Italian Northern League — to address the meeting. The German police prevented Dewinter and Mölzer from leaving Cologne airport and prohibited the Pro Cologne meeting after left-wing demonstrators barred people from entering Heumarkt.
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At the airport, Filip Dewinter criticised Fritz Schramma, the Christian-Democrat mayor of Cologne and a proponent of the mosque, who had exhorted his townsmen to demonstrate against the Pro Cologne gathering and to display their “intolerance” towards Pro Cologne. Dewinter compared Schramma to Freddy Thielemans, the Socialist mayor of Brussels, who for two consecutive years has banned demonstrations commemorating the 2001 9/11 terror victims in Manhattan because he does not want to upset the Brussels Muslims. “Brussels and Cologne have mayors who kneel and submit to Islamisation,” he said.

Mayor Schramma said today’s events were “a victory for the city of Cologne and a victory by the democratic forces in this city.” Armin Laschet, minister for minorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state, who is also a Christian-Democrat, was equally jubilant. He said it was the first time an entire German city “stood up to protect its Muslims.”


Fjordman said...

Mayor Schramma is a dhimmi collaborator. His actions betray his city, his country and his civilization. This is a shameful act of cowardice and appeasement of the Nazis of our time. The true heirs of the Nazis, both in totalitarian mentality and in methods, were the Muslims and the Antifa left-wingers who were present this day, not those who demonstrated against the Islamization of their continent.

Mayor Schramma should resign immediately. It is nothing less than an international disgrace that after Germany has been freed from the Nazis and the Communists, the authorities in a major city in the largest country in Europe kneel to totalitarian thugs and allow them to rule the streets.

The rabid and violent Antifa people were deliberately allowed by the authorities to harass those who are critical of the official pro-Islamic policies. This confirms my long-held suspicion that the violent extreme Leftist goons who assault immigration critics are a prolonged arm of the state. AFA in Sweden openly brag about regular physical attacks against people they don't like. They have been doing this for years. The media and the authorities no about it and do nothing. They like it, plain and simple.

Ypp said...

West believes that prosperity and economy is the only important thing. It is now governed by smart businessmen and good community organizers. However, there is one problem: those people cannot stand for what they govern.

Business is cowardly by its essence. Not that business people are bad, they simply cannot stand for anything. That's why racket always prevail, and why there are so many useful idiots. But it is not their fault - it is their nature.

The problem is that we all started to believe that prosperity can solve all problems, and hence, elect people like those to leading positions. Now we have to pay price for that mistake.

Fjordman said...

The authorities also received orders/threats from the Islamic Republic of Iran, according to Der Spiegel:

"Two weeks ago, Iran asked the French - who currently hold the rotating presidency of the European Union - to prohibit the conference. Politicians and public authorities in Cologne have been seeking to do just that for more than a month now. An administrative lawyer advised the police it was unlikely a ban on the gathering would hold up in court. Police did succeed, however, in preventing the right-wing activists from meeting in front of the world famous Cologne Cathedral."

Czechmade said...

Remember mullahs might have sent money to the newly born infidel street hisbollah.

They know perfectly well how to organize spontanious revolutions.

The same you can suspect for Turks, but iranian mullahs are better at it and know how to prevail.

Bundesnachrichtendienst has probably lot of informations. The question is whether they decide to use them and idiot media to publish them. They know perfectly well that fighting a paper tigre involves no risks.

In our times nothing works really without money. At top level Antifa might be already a very good business - just like Hare Krishna or Rainbow movement - trying to perpetuate Woodstock effect.

Where you have crowds, you have money.

Afonso Henriques said...

"Iran asked the French - who currently hold the rotating presidency of the European Union - to prohibit the conference."

If what Fjordman said is true, it's worth of noting that some Third Worlders already see the European Union as the "legitimate" State in Europe and the Traditional Nation-States as simply regions of it. Beautifull.