Friday, March 30, 2012

Monitoring the Extremists in Aarhus

The Burka News from Aarhus

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, a Counterjihad demonstration will take place tomorrow in the Danish city of Aarhus. In just a few hours, members of the English Defence League and other European Defence Leagues will join their hosts from the Danish Defence League in downtown Aarhus.

Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer reports that the Norwegian police will also be in Aarhus tomorrow, tasked with keeping an eye on the “Islamophobes” of the Norwegian Defence League. A Norwegian MSM article about the event has solicited the “expert” opinion of two prominent Norwegian leftists, at least one of whom is well-known to long-time Gates of Vienna readers.

The Observer remarks:

Note that the Norwegian police are sending representatives to Aarhus to spy on those Norwegians who are taking part in the demo. So much for political freedom in Norway!

Notice also the two ‘experts’ that Dagbladet has chosen to interview. Lars Gule (see Wikipedia) is a former would-be terrorist, and Øyvind Strømmen’s background is in the Norwegian radical Left.

His translation of the article in Dagbladet:

Norwegian police will be present at demonstration in Aarhus

Are going to keep an eye on members of the Norwegian Defence League

(Dagbladet): The Danish Defence League has invited right-wing extremists from all over Europe to join them in a demonstration in Aarhus tomorrow. It is expected that several hundred right-wing extremists will take part in the “anti-Islamic demonstration”.

The leader of the Norwegian Defense League, Ronny Alte, estimates that somewhere between twenty and fifty Norwegian members will be present in Aarhus.

Police assistance from Norway

The head of the organized crime unit in Oslo, Einar Aas, has sent three police officers to Aarhus.

“We follow all the organised groups in Oslo closely, and we have a good dialogue with them. We have decided to send three police officers to Aarhus who have a good knowledge of the various groups and its members. This is just normal police cooperation across the borders and the Danes are benefiting from this,” Aas tells Dagbladet.

The Police commander confirms that the Norwegian police personnel are going to keep an eye on the Norwegian participants and also stay in contact with Danish police authorities. He describes the Norwegian Defence League as a “marginal group”.

“We register that a demonstration is being organized, but we don’t have a specific opinion about it.”

“Immigration hostile stimuli”

Lars Gule, a philosopher and fellow at the University College in Oslo, is the author of the book Traits of Extremism. He believes that the demonstration is “an attempt by right-wing radicals and extreme groups to coordinate their work and strengthen each other.”

“By meeting they exchange experiences and display international co-operation. In addition they want to stimulate immigrant-hostile views in Denmark.”

He believes that populist right-wing and radical political parties are doing “alarmingly well” in elections around Europe.

“They have become part of Europe. Based on surveys we know that voters who support these parties have a genuine fear of losing their cultural identity. This is something we need to take seriously.”

Fear of losing their culture

Individuals with strong anti-immigration views have always had a strong fear of losing their jobs, but this is not the main reason for their rise of these political parties, Gule says.

“The fear that their culture will disappear is for the most part unfounded. We need to get the message across that all cultures change over time. Technology that increases mobility, TV, globalisation processes and cheap flights are important factors for social and cultural change.”

Gule believes that we need to take seriously those political parties that believe that social change is a result of immigration.

“While political parties like the FrP [Progress Party] refer to their immigration policies as strict and fair, they are in reality harsh and unfair.”

Increase in popularity after 9/11

Øyvind Strømmen has written the book entitled The Dark Web about right-wing extremism, counterjihad, and terrorism in Europe. He believes that the anti-Islamic movement has grown stronger after the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

“It’s a trend, and although the growth of these groups is miniscule today, it’s alarming that we find the same attitudes in radical right-wing political parties in Europe, and that some of those parties are experiencing a rise in popularity.”

He mentions Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party to prove his point. Wilders’ party has seen a big increase in popularity in the Netherlands.


Nemesis said...

I wonder if these learned gentlemen have even considered that 'right wing extremism' is and effect born from what they are actively promoting? Maybe they should be reminded that for every action there is a reaction!

Anonymous said...

"We need to get the message across that all cultures change over time."

Really? How has Islam changed over time? It's a serious question.


Hermes said...

All the best to those in Aarhus... and watch out with provocators!

Anonymous said...

"Really? How has Islam changed over time? It's a serious question."

Islam has had its reformation. It was called Wahhabism.

Have a look at how it changed Bin Laden:


Anestis canelidis said...

This intellect probably lives in an ivory tower far from the areas flooded by these Muslim invaders.

AliceNorthernLights said...

We need to get the message across that all cultures change over time.

- Oh, yes, they change, but they change gradually and by people will. But ismamist force their point of view on us, but we don't want their point of view. Gule should move for at least 10 years in Islamia, preferibly in Egypt, where his beloved sharia law will be applied soon, so he can fully enjoy the islamic culture.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joe: Great photo to be sure, but Islam did NOT change.

Rather, its followers have changed to adhere more closely to the tenets of Islam which have stayed the same for 1,400+ years.

Indeed, Osama bin Laden was a great big pussy cat compared to Mohammed.


Anonymous said...

Hi Joe: One more point, the fact that the bin Laden family had 54 children because the rich father married an insane number of wives is a clear and compelling example that Osama bin Laden was raised within Islamic culture and among Islamic mores - despite the fact that Osama toured Western culture in Western clothes.

"Sheikh Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, Muḥammad bin ʿAwaḍ bin Lādin; 1908 – September 3, 1967) was a wealthy investor, businessman, and patriarch of the bin Laden family. He was a Yemeni emmigrant to Saudi Arabia, and married 72 times, fathering at least 54 children. Osama bin Laden is believed to be his 17th son and his only son by his tenth wife, Hamida al-Attas, who is reportedly of Syrian descent."

"Despite his royal associations and great wealth, Mohammed bin Laden lived a relatively simple and devout life compared to many wealthy Saudis, demanding that his children observe a strict religious and moral code. In his later years, the bin Laden corporate network diversified its activities beyond construction, largely in foreign investment and oil."

"On September 3, 1967, Mohammed bin Laden was killed when his company airplane, a Beechcraft crashed during landing in Oom, 'Asir Province, in southwest Saudi Arabia.[1] He fathered a total of 54 children, by 22 wives. Mohammed never had more than four wives at a time—having divorced older wives and married new ones as needed to limit the number of current wives to four. According to Carmen bin Ladin, Mohammed was planning to wed a 23rd wife the night he died, and was heading there when his plane crashed."

Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden

P.S. For those who notice 72 marriages but only 22 wives, I have no explanation for this numerical discrepancy except to point out that Islam allows 'temporary' marriages in order to legitimatize prostitution - so perhaps that accounts for more marriages than wives?


Anonymous said...

Whenever you cover the blitherings of Lars Gul of Norway, you should always add in that the main reason he is considered an "expert" on "terrorism" is because he himself is a former terrorist.

He is a hardcore Communist who was caught with 800 grams of explosives in a backpack in Lebanon in the late 70s. He was headed for Israel, intent on blowing up a few dozen Israeli civilians.

He got a few months in prison in Lebanon, and then was sent back to Norway, where he apparently paid no penalty at all for his attempted atrocity. Because he had the "correct" (i.e. far-left, Marxist) political opinions, he was allowed to take up a prestigious university position with no doubt a very fat, taxpayer-funded salary attached to it.

As a side note, the Norwegian security apparatus has a list of some 50 public figures who accepted bribe money from the East German Stasi in exchange for information and political favors during the Cold War. The left has successfully kept those names from reaching the public, but one would not be amiss in speculating that Gul's name is on it.