Switzerland

No entry for student suspected of jihadist ties

The Swiss authorities are refusing to let back into Switzerland a Jordanian refugee who had been given asylum following his indictment by a Kenyan court for alleged links to

 

Video: Using theatre to cross cultural divides

swissinfo.ch 2 July 2012

Theatre is tackling the problems of female genital mutilation. Such plays are supported by the charity Caritas Switzerland as part of its campaign to inform immigrant groups about the issue.

 

The Price of European Immigration

FrontPage Magazine 28 June 2012
By Fjordman

In his 2008 book Et Delt Folk ("A Nation Divided”), The Danish historian and writer Morten Uhrskov Jensen carefully went through publicly available sources. He demonstrated that the opening up of his country for mass immigration was arranged by just part of the population, sometimes in the face of considerable popular opposition.

Roughly speaking, those representing the political and media establishment and the upper classes were in favor of open borders, whereas those from the lower classes were often opposed. This divide is viewed by those from the upper segments of society as caused mainly by racism, prejudice, ignorance and xenophobia.

 

Apology and resignation after offending tweet

swissinfo.ch 28 June 2012

The Zurich man at the centre of a Twitter controversy has apologised for sending an Islamophobic tweet and resigned from the Swiss People's Party. He is under investigation for suspected

 

Parliament moves to tighten asylum laws

swissinfo.ch 26 June 2012
By Urs Geiser

Asylum seekers face cuts in welfare payments as part of a series of measures discussed in parliament. These are aimed at reducing the number of requests for a stay in Switzerland for humanitarian reasons.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to reduce payments to a basic minimum for all asylum seekers even before their applications are considered by the authorities.

 

Jihadis using Switzerland as a base: police

The Local 26 June 2012
By Lyssandra Sears

The Swiss Federal Police are worried that Islamic terrorists are using Switzerland as a base. "Suspected jihadis continue to use Switzerland as a base to acrtively support Islamist

 

A Hamas victory at the UN Human Rights Council

Jerusalem Post 26 June 2012
By ANNE BAYEFSKY

A Hamas-affiliated organization and its supporters held an "informal parallel meeting” promoting the destruction of the Jewish state. The Obama administration’s political and financial

 

Switzerland Steps Up Efforts To Monitor Jihadist Websites And Traffickers

Eurasia Review 25 June 2012

The Swiss Federal Police Office (fedpol) says it has stepped up efforts to monitor radical Islamic websites and boosted international cooperation to fight the Italian mafia and crack down

 

Shrinking Europe

Dry Bones Blog 20 June 2012
By Yaakov Kirschen

 

Western Critics of Democracy: "Accomplices to Injustice"

Gatestone Institute 12 June 2012
By Michael Curtis

Support for people who criticize their own Western democratic societies is now all too apparent among many Western intellectuals, academics, members of the media, international organizations, and religious groups which, while refusing to challenge cases of injustice, particularly in Muslim countries, instead criticize and condemn the state of Israel at every turn, despite the continuing physical and rhetorical aggression against it.

 

Switzerland sees spike in cross-border crime

The Local 30 May 2012
By Lyssandra Sears

Cross-border crime is on the rise, and becoming ever more violent, in western Switzerland and the Ticino, according to new statistics. The latest figures produced by Swiss border

 

Court: Anti-Islam group must be protected

The Local 24 May 2012
By Lyssandra Sears

The Federal Court says an anti-Islam group has the right to give out leaflets from an information booth if it wants – and the local authorities must protect them. Fribourg Council banned

 

• David Littman: In Memoriam

EuropeNews, Gates of Vienna 23 May 2012
By Henrik R. Clausen

It's been less than five years since I first met the great Jewish intellectual David Littman, and it is with great sorrow I now hear that I shall never again enjoy his elegant academic style, razor-sharp criticism of the moral decay of the United Nations, of the dhimmification of Western authorities, nor his loving words to his wife and lifetime ally, Gisèle Littman, not to mention his eloquent and purposeful quoting of Shakespeare.

 

A Giant Passes

American Thinker 22 May 2012
By Andrew G. Bostom

My friend and generous mentor, the historian and fearless human rights activist, David Gerald Littman, died yesterday, May 20, 2012, succumbing to acute myelogenous leukemia, after a stoic, typically intrepid struggle.

In addition to amassing his own unique and prodigious output, David was a devoted husband and champion of the pioneering scholarship of his wife of 53 years, Gisele Orebi, better known under her nom de plume, Bat Ye'or. Despite stultifying modern taboos, together, the Littmans worked indefatigably to educate humanity -- non-Muslim and Muslim, alike -- about the genocidal living legacy of jihadism.

 

A David Littman Retrospective

Gates of Vienna 22 May 2012

As mentioned in last night’s news feed, the redoubtable Counterjihad activist David Littman died yesterday in Switzerland after a long battle with leukemia.

Mr. Littman has been eloquently eulogized by Jerry Gordon at The New English Review, and by Andy Bostom at his own website. I’m sure many more remembrances will be published in the next few days.

Vlad Tepes has compiled two video retrospectives to illustrate the enormous efforts that David Littman made at the United Nations in the thankless task of resisting the Islamization of that body.

 
 

R.I.P. David Littman

Jihad Watch 21 May 2012

It is with great sadness that I must report that my friend David Littman, one of the foremost warriors for human rights of our age, has died today in Switzerland.

Longtime Jihad Watch readers will recall his many reports at this site (see here -- scroll down), recording his numerous valiant efforts to call the attention of the UN's Human Rights Council to the human rights abuses arising from Islamic law.

 

• Video: David Littman & Operation Mural

Vimeo 22 May 2012
By David Littman

To commemorate the recently deceased David Littman, we repost the documentary about Operation Mural. That was a clandestine effort headed by Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, to facilitate the emigration of Jewish Moroccan children to Israel. While David Littman was the unlikely secret agent at the heart of the operation, he was not even told that he was working for the Mossad back then. Watch to enjoy geuine courage in the face of evil.

 

How Islam Killed Greco-Roman Civilization

FrontPage Magazine 18 May 2012
By Fjordman

A number of books published in recent years have demolished the myth of an allegedly tolerant Islamic culture that preserved the Greco-Roman heritage. Ibn Warraq’s book Why the West Is Best is among the better and more accessible titles in this field. As I concluded in one of my earlier essays, the only part of the ancient Greek heritage that proved to be more compatible with Muslim than with Christian European culture was slavery, and possibly anal sex with young boys in certain parts of the Islamic world.

 

Wife-Beating 101 Taken to Court

Gates of Vienna 18 May 2012

Regular readers of Counterjihad sites are familiar with Koran 4:34, which lays out the strict rules for beating one’s wife. Now the matter has been brought to court in Switzerland, after a

 
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