Parting with the Gaza Flotilla

Gates of Vienna 1 July 2011

Our Dutch correspondent Serge Leipzigger sends his translation of an unusual article about the new Gaza flotilla, written by a participant who had second thoughts and got out. He follows it with additional translated material.

He includes this explanatory note:

Hasna El Maroudi, 26, can be described as a "Dutch pro-Palestinian activist/journalist of Moroccan descent.” She had planned to join other activists aboard a Dutch ship to Gaza, until she learned that she would be going on a secret Hamas-organized mission, and cancelled her participation. On Wednesday she published a rare inside account of what she saw in Greece as the activists were preparing to set sail. This English translation of her account is meant to meant to help her discoveries traverse the language barrier.


EDL leader: "We repudiate any individual, group or writing that favors anti-Semitism, neofascism, and any race-based ideology"

Jihad Watch 1 July 2011

Robert Spencer: English Defence League chief Tommy Robinson has just sent this statement to SIOA regarding the conflict within the EDL. I am pleased to see this statement and will continue to monitor the situation closely.

The English Defence League was formed two years ago. One of the fundamental beliefs that this movement was built on was its support for Israel’s right to defend itself. In our first demonstrations, we went to Birmingham, and we flew the flag of Israel, the Star of David. In the first public speech I ever gave, I wore the Star of David in Leeds. The reason for this is because Israel is a shining star of democracy. If Israel falls, we all fall. This is what our movement has been built on for two years.


OIC changes name, still wants to criminalize truthful speech about Islam, wage jihad against Israel

Jihad Watch 1 July 2011

New sheath, same scimitar. "New Name, Same Old Focus for Islamic Bloc," by Patrick Goodenough for CNS News, June 30 (thanks to Sayyid):

( – The bloc of mostly Muslim-majority states has a new name and logo but, despite the momentous upheavals across the Arab world, "Palestine” and religious "defamation” continue to top its agenda.


Report: More Than 2,000 British Kids Forced Into Sex Slavery

The New American  1 July 2011
By R. Cort Kirkwood

Rapists have groomed 2,000 children for sex in England, according to a report from the country’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. The report follows recent stories in the Daily


Video: Exclusive: Is the Muslim Brotherhood Coming to Brooklyn?

Christian Broadcasting Network 1 July 2011
By Erick Stakelbeck

On a day where we learn that the Obama administration is formally reaching out to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, I have a new report that shows the extent of the Brotherhood's presence right here in America.


Free speech rally cancelled in Strasbourg over Muslim violence threats

PanARMENIAN.Net 1 July 2011

In a capitulation to Islamic supremacists and violent radical Leftists, French and European Union authorities have canceled a free speech rally planned by a coalition of American and European human


Secular Turkish Cypriot teachers aghast at plans for Islamic school

Cyprus Mail  1 July 2011
By Simon Bahceli

SECULARIST Turkish Cypriot teachers’ unions and educationalists expressed anger yesterday after a mainland Turkish religious association announced plans to open an Islamic school or madrassa in the


Fallen Heroes' Final Journey

On a weekend where people were holding parades around the country, celebrating Armed Forces Day, we learned that not only did Leicester initially declare it would NOT be having a parade for the armed


Yard seizes banned Islamic preacher

Evening Standard 1 July 2011
By Tom Harper and Peter Dominiczak

Detectives in London arrested the banned Islamic extremist who embarrassed the Government when he was allowed to enter the country unchallenged. Scotland Yard officers and Border Agency officials


Dutch interior minister argues for burka ban

Expatica 1 July 2011

"You can't walk down the street naked either. That is the result of our norms about decent behaviour. The Netherlands also has norms which make it advisable to ban clothing which covers your face."


Belgium: Flemish nationalists climb on future mosque roof 1 July 2011

Brussels - Some members of Vlaams Belang, an intensely xenophobic Flemish nationalist group, occupied the roof of an Antwerp building that the municipal authorities will turn into a mosque. The


Baroness Cox debates Sharia Bill on Radio 4

Sharia law is inherently discriminatory and is causing women in Britain to suffer, a prominent humanitarian campaigner has warned. Listen to the debate here Baroness Cox was speaking on Radio 4’s


Radical Flotilla Roster Portends Another Violent Clash

Right Side News 1 July 2011

A flotilla is determined to sail to the Gaza Strip this weekend in breach of Israel's naval blockade on the Hamas-controlled territory. This decision comes in spite of growing international pressure


Dutch won't support Palestinian statehood move

Expatica 1 July 2011

The Netherlands will not support a Palestinian move for statehood at the UN and will continue to push for a resumption of talks with Israel, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday. "It will not


Another Saudi Charity Suspected of Funding Jihad

The good folks over at Jihad Watch have posted a very important story about the Saudi-controlled International Islamic Relief Organization, a terrorist NGO that funds Al Qaeda in Pakistan: From


U.S Ignores Hillary Clinton's Powerful Aide Huma Abedin at Its Own Risk

Human Events 1 July 2011
By Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack

A CIA/FBI agent was responsible for creating the first al-Qaeda training manual from classified military sources. Ali Mohamed covertly moved up through the ranks undetected until the Egyptian-born


More proof extremists walk freely onto our streets.

It comes as no surprise to us that a banned Islamic extremist has managed to simply walk into our nation. Raed Salah, a Palestinian activist, was barred from ever entering Britain because his


Why Muslim Demands for Headscarves Are Exaggerated

Hudson New York  1 July 2011
By Raymond Ibrahim

Islamic attire for women—the burqa and hijab—are back in the news, though with a twist, as they cause problems and lawsuits in America, where they are legal. In France, however, they have been


US, EU warn against Libyan arms flow to Al-Qaeda

Expatica 1 July 2011

The United States and European Union warned Thursday of a threat of Libyan army weapons making their way to Al-Qaeda's offshoot in north Africa's Sahel region. US Homeland Security chief Janet


Video: Gaza Flotilla Participants Being 'Duped by Terrorists'

Christian Broadcasting Network  1 July 2011
By Chris Mitchell

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Organizers of what is called Freedom Flotilla 2 heading for Israel say the riots in Greece are delaying their departure. Flotilla organizers want to break the Jewish state's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip because they say it is leading to a humanitarian crisis. Despite the setback, Free Gaza Movement insists the convoy of ships will set sail for Gaza within a few days.


The Obama Administration Opens Formal Contacts With the Muslim Brotherhood

National Review Online 1 July 2011
By Andrew C. McCarthy

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Besides explaining what the Muslim Brotherhood is and has always been, the major point of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the West Sabotage America was to warn that this


Clinton: U.S. 'would welcome' dialogue with Muslim Brotherhood

CNN International  1 July 2011

The Obama administration is open to dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday about the Islamist group. "We believe, given the changing


Turkey has a bad record with books, says report by publishers

Hurriyet Daily News 1 July 2011
By Vercihan Ziflioglu

Law suits surrounding more than 100 books were filed in Turkey between 2008 and 2011, while around 30 writers and translators went to court during the first half of this year, according to reports


Bearded Mickey, veiled Minnie not so magic in the new Egypt

Pajamas Media  1 July 2011
By Bryan Preston

How’s that Arab Spring working out? Let’s see, everyone’s expecting the Islamists to grab a share of power, and the Obama administration is establishing official contact with them. If Egyptians speak


Jihadists still lethal threat, but government, media still turning a blind eye Read more: Cherokee Tribune - Clifford May Jihadi

Cherokee Tribune 1 July 2011
By Clifford May

"All warfare is based upon deception,” instructed Sun Tzu, the great Chinese military strategist of the 6th Century B.C. But when it comes to the Global Jihad of the 21st Century, the extent to which


Islam: the ongoing Sunni Islamic inquisition

Pakistan Christian Post 1 July 2011
By Lee Jay Walker

SUMMARY: The history books tell us that Buddhism and Hinduism was destroyed in Afghanistan but today we are not talking about history; after all, the ongoing Sunni Islamization process continues


Lebanon's Hezbollah indicted for murder of former prime minister Hariri

Herald Sun  1 July 2011

TWO members of Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah have been named by a UN tribunal following a six-year investigation into the murder of Rafik Hariri, the former prime minister. Confirmation that


Saudi women, allies accelerate driving campaign

TrustLaw  1 July 2011
By Marley Gibbons/

Five Saudi women who defied religious traditions by driving this week were detained by police in Jeddah on June 28, marking what may be a shift to harsher tactics by authorities who largely shrugged


The Tent-Dwellers of Sana'a

Spiegel Online 1 July 2011
By Alexander Smoltczyk

While President Salih licks his wounds abroad, Yemen's protest movement is establishing its presence in the capital city, hoping to bridge the country's divide. The revolutionaries -- for now -- live

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