Arkiv for oktober 2011

Video: Roger Scruton i Norge

Document.no har uploadet denne video den 27. oktober 2011. Hans Rustad introducerer:

Roger Scruton | Documents Venner 24.5.2011

Roger Scruton – Documents Venner – Oslo Militære Samfund – 24.5.2011

Hide the Decline – mere klima

Mere om løgnen om global opvarmning. Der er klare tegn på, at varmisterne er ved at tabe krigen om pressen. Det, der hedder mainstream media. Alarmisterne bliver konstant pillet ned:

Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague

By David Rose on 30th October 2011

It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once and for all – the research that, in the words of its director, ‘proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer’.

Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, and his colleagues from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project team (BEST) claimed to have shown that the planet has warmed by almost a degree  centigrade since 1950 and is warming continually.

Published last week ahead of a major United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa, next month, their work was cited around the world as irrefutable evidence that only the most stringent measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions can save civilisation as we know it.

Mere HER i The Daily Mail. Vi snupper  lige denne gode gamle kending:

Censoring The Decrease in Global Temperatures

Opdatering 2. november 2011 - The Daily Express har historien om Muller & Curry i dag:

Andre kilder: Forbes,

Interview: Norman Berdichevsky og Jamie Glazov

Berdichevsky er en fin fyr:

The Left Is Seldom Right

by Jamie Glazov on Oct 31st, 2011

Norman BerdichevskyFrontpage Interview’s guest today is Norman Berdichevsky, a contributing editor for New English Review and the author of more than 200 articles and book reviews that have appeared in a variety of American, British, Danish, Israeli and Spanish periodicals. He is the author of the new book, The Left is Seldom Right.

FP: Norman Berdichevsky, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

Berdichevsky: Thank you so much. It is both an honor and a pleasure to reach FrontPage readers.

FP: Tell us what inspired you to write this book.

Berdichevsky: I wrote this book and chose its title to primarily reach those, who like myself, grew up in an ultra liberal environment, assuming that the “left is always right”. As I grew older, I discovered that many of my assumptions that I received as “conventional wisdom” in the area of politics from my family, neighbors, and friends in the Bronx proved to be faulty, misleading or wrong. This discovery was further illuminated by my experiences in doing research at graduate school and many years residence abroad in Israel, Denmark, Spain and the U.K.

Here HER i FrontPageMagazine.

Sappho om Douglas Murray, svenskere, humanitærpopulister og mere

Først et portræt af Douglas Murray:

Logo Sappho AntiqueDouglas Murray – multikulturalismens vedholdende kritiker

30. oktober 2011 – artikel af Katrine Winkel Holm

Douglas Murray er en af Englands mest højprofilerede og elegante islamdebattører. Mød ham på Trykkefrihedsselskabets konference på lørdag.

Mere HER i Sappho. Sennels er rigtig god her:

Hvem skal betale regningen?

31. oktober 2011 – klumme af Nicolai Sennels

Regeringen vil øge indvandringen. Nicolai Sennels gennemgår hvad det kommer til at koste og spørger, hvem der skal betale.

Mere HER i Sappho. Straffes frafald fra islam af gammelsvenskerne? Ja da! Det er det, importen af fremmede går ud på:

Den svenske undtagelse

27. oktober 2011 – artikel af Sapphos redaktion

Er det udtryk for svensk dobbeltmoral, når man vil sende en frafalden muslim tilbage til Pakistan? Aktuel sag tyder på, at det er bedst at være muslim, hvis man vil søge asyl i Sverige.

Mere HER i Sappho.

Melanie Phillips om angreb på Israel og BBCs løgne

BBC gik over stregen – igen:

The BBC airbrushes out Palestinian terror attacks - again

By Melanie Phillips – 30 October 2011

Melanie Phillips Blog The Daily Mail

During the past 24 hours, Israel has been under sustained rocket attack from Gaza. Some 35 rockets and mortar shells were fired deep into the country, killing one man in Ashkelon and injuring four other people elsewhere. In Ashdod, vehicles were set on fire and a school – fortunately empty - was hit. The rocket barrage followed an IDF strike on Gaza which killed five members of Islamic Jihad - and which itself was targeted at the IJ terrorist cell responsible for launching a Grad rocket that exploded in Ashdod last Wednesday.

This, however, is how BBC News has reported the past day’s events on its website:

‘Militants killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Mere HER i The Daily Mail. Kan også læses her hos Ruthfully Yours.

Journalism, propaganda and moral confusion (part two)

By Melanie Phillips – 30 October 2011

As I noted earlier today in an update on my previous post, the BBC News website finally reported yesterday’s attacks on Israel at 04:10 this morning. Anyone going to the BBC website a little later, however, will have seen this item, last updated at 08:38 GMT:

‘Ten killed in Israel-Gaza attacks

An Israeli man has been killed by a rocket attack from Gaza after nine Palestinian militants were killed by Israeli air strikes on the south of the Gaza Strip.’

This was of course quite wrong. The Israeli was murdered in Ashkelon by rocket fire from Gaza following a sequence of events which started last Wednesday with a Grad rocket attack from Gaza on Ashdod. That was followed by an Israeli strike on Gaza targeted at the Islamic Jihad cell which Israel said had carried out Wednesday’s attack and which, it said, was preparing to fire more long-range rockets. That strike in turn was used as the excuse for the barrage of rockets from Gaza yesterday which killed the Israeli in Ashkelon.

Mere HER i The Daily Mail.

Andre kilder: Los Angeles Times, Honest Reporting, Israel Hayom, The Jerusalem Post, BBC, BBC,

Video: Don Feder & Jeff Katz om jødehad i Wall Street

Jødehad hos Occupy Wall Street:

Don Feder & Jeff Katz on Occupy Wall Street Anti-Semitism – October 28, 2011

The Jeff Katz Show – Interview from Radio Talk 1200 Boston on October 28, 2011. Don Feder talks to Jeff about the main stream media’s refusal to report the anti-semitism of some of the Occupy protestors.

Og en artikel – det er ikke kun i USA, at den er gal:

At last a voice is raised against the bigotry of ‘Occupy’

By Melanie Phillips – 28 October 2011

John Mann, the Labour MP for Bassetlaw, is also the very splendid (and non-Jewish) chairman of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Committee against Antisemitism. He has now put down this Early Day Motion in the House of Commons (hat tip: The Commentator):

‘That this House notes the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ and ‘Occupy London Stock Exchange’ protest movements; believes the right to protest is an essential tenet of democracy; further notes concerns have been raised in America about the anti-Semitic nature of some of those protests; further believes signs referring to ‘Hitler’s Bankers’ and ‘Google Jewish Billionaires’ are offensive and have no place at such protests; further believes the verbal or physical abuse of Jews by demonstrators is unacceptable; and calls on leaders of the Occupy demonstrations worldwide to condemn anti-Semitism and act to stamp it out whenever it occurs.’

Mere HER i The Daily Mail.

Andre kilder: The Commentator, NewsBusters, Pajamas MediaPajamas Media, Phyllis Chesler, FrontPageMagazine,

Overbefolkning og klimaproblemer? Ikke det, der ligner…

Alarmisterne hyler ganske vist op, men vi kan sagtens få mad, vand, varme og elektricitet allesammen. Men tag lige at spise nogle flere kartofler til hverdag:

Global Warming – RIP

By Victor Davis Hanson – October 27, 2011

Not long ago, candidate Obama promised to cool the planet and lower the rising seas. Indeed, he campaigned on passing “cap-and-trade” legislation, a radical, costly effort to reduce America’s traditional carbon energy use.

The theory was that new taxes and greater regulations would make Americans pay more for fossil-fuel energy — a good thing if it reduced our burning of coal, oil and gas. Obama was not shy in admitting that under his green plans, electricity prices would “necessarily skyrocket.” His energy secretary, Steven Chu, at one point had even said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe” — that is, about $8-$10 per gallon. Fairly or not, the warming movement seemed to cast a tiny elite imposing costs on a poorer and supposedly less informed middle class.

Mere HER i RealClearPolitics. Kan også læses her hos Orange County Register. The Patriot Post her.

The World at 7 Billion

This month, the 7 billionth person will be born on a planet already strapped for resources. To mark this extraordinary milestone, TIME explores the most pressing population issues of the day, from the quest for sustainable energy sources to a look at what our biggest cities could look like in the decades to come

By Bryan Walsh – Oct. 26, 2011

Time Magazine LogoMaybe it’s just the fact that the official day has been set for Oct. 31 — Halloween — but there’s a distinct whiff of panic and fear around the expected birth of the 7 billionth person on the planet. Here’s Roger Martin, chair of the NGO Population Matters, writing in the Guardian recently:

The 7 Billion Day is a sobering reminder of our planet’s predicament. We are increasing by 10,000 an hour. The median UN forecast is 9.3 billion by 2050, but the range varies by 2.5 billion — the total world population in 1950 — depending on how we work it out.

Mere HER i Time Magazine.

It’s a Small World

The United Nations is celebrating a planet with seven billion people. But some projections now warn that the global population may actually start shrinking.

By Colum Lynch | October 26, 2011

Sometime around Halloween, the United Nations will celebrate the birth of the world’s 7th billion baby. As U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders in New York last month, the 7th billion baby will most likely be poor and will inhabit an earth buffeted by the ravages of global warming, desertification, and dwindling food shortages.

Sounds swell. Given this kind of apocalyptic rhetoric, it’s no surprise that much of the media’s focus has been on the strain of an over-populated planet, one where more than 79 million people are added each year to the human family, overwhelming already overcrowded cities, fighting it out over a dwindling pool of natural resources.

But what if the world’s population actually shrank?

Mere HER i Foreign Policy.

It’s Libel – Except When Mike Does It

Paul Driessen – October 26, 2011

Lewis Carroll died too soon. Just imagine the fun he’d have with the cliquish clan of climate catastrophe researchers who seek to control science, debate and public policy on global warming and energy – and then get outraged when someone challenges their findings, methodologies or integrity.

On October 1, Dr. Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University and “hockey stick” fame published an angry riposte in Colorado’s obscure Vail Daily Voices (circulation 15,000), expressing his umbrage over an article that had appeared in the free coffee shop newspaper a day earlier.

Mere HER i Family Security Matters.

Global Warming: An Obituary

Alan Caruba – October 26, 2011

I used to write obituaries when I was a young journalist and I daresay they are one of the best read sections of any newspaper. We have arrived at a time when the obituaries for global warming (now falsely called climate change) are increasing.

The October 25th edition of The Wall Street Journal sports an editorial titled “The Post-Global Warming World” commenting on the fact that the 17th annual United Nations-sponsored climate change conference in November is likely to be an even greater flop than recent ones. Few, if any, nations will sign on to the huge hoax of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) to save the world from burning to a crisp.

Mere HER hos Family Security Matters.

Global Warming Is Real

James Delingpole – October 27, 2011

We know it’s getting warmer. That’s not the point

“The planet has been warming,” says a new study of temperature records, conducted by Berkeley professor Richard Muller. I wonder what he’ll be telling us next: that night follows day? That water is wet? That great white sharks have nasty pointy teeth? That sheep go “baaaa”?

No, the only surprising part of the results of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project is the good professor’s chutzpah in trying to present them as new or surprising – let alone any kind of blow to the people he calls “skeptics” (or, when speaking to his friends at the Guardian, “deniers”).

Mere HER hos Family Security Matters.

Andre kilder: Foreign Policy,

Om falsk analogi

I USA er det nu i visse henseender helt officielt forbudt at kritisere styret, der jo som bekendt arbejder på at få dhimmierne til at overholde sharialoven. I Danmark er vi endnu længere fremme. Her bestemmer 2-300.000 muslimer fra fremmede lande en stor del af, hvad de resterende ungefær 5,3 millioner dhimmier må sige, gøre, spise osv.

Der skal være moskeer på alle fjerkræ-pakker. Alt kød skal stamme fra halalslagtede dyr. Svinekød er stadig tilladt, men mon ikke der kommer en ordning for det også? I mange folkeskoler er svinekød allerede væk fra skolekøkken, skoleboder, lejrskoler mm., – i hele Københavns Kommune for eksempel. At undlade at overholde sharialoven mht. mad betragtes som racisme. Skoleklasser kønssegregeres bla. til svømmeundervisning. Hele hallen renses totalt for personer af modsat køn. Det betragtes som vanskeligt at undervise i holocaust.

Det er en falsk analogi, der er grundpillen her. Islam er en holdning, man har. Således er der ingen, der bliver kritiseret, fordi de har en hudfarve (!). Eller fordi man kommer fra et bestemt land. Men ved at lade holdninger tælle for en race, kan man undertvinge meninger, der strider imod islamisringsmålsætningerne. Ingen må kritisere islamisk adfærd. Tidligere tiders raceopfattelser er nu afløst af meningstyranni.

Hvor mon det ender? Er enhver, der ikke støtter islamisk terrorisme, racist? USA synes at gå i den retning:

Obama Administration Bans the Truth About Islam and Jihad

by Robert Spencer on Oct 24th, 2011

Logo FrontPageMagazine SmallIt has been a long time coming, but the Obama Administration has now officially banned the truth. Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole declared Wednesday at a conference in Washington that he had “recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts in a range of areas, from community outreach to national security.” This “reevaluation” will remove all references to Islam in connection with any examination of Islamic jihad terror activity. The Obama Administration has now placed off-limits any investigation of the beliefs, motives and goals of jihad terrorists.

Dwight C. Holton, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, emphasized that training materials for the FBI would be purged of everything politically incorrect: “I want to be perfectly clear about this: training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for. They will not be tolerated.”

Mere HER i FrontPageMagazine. Og lidt ordkløveri:

Islam or Islamist?

Andrew C. McCarthy | October 29, 2011

Is our trouble with a religion or an ideology?

Islam or Islamist? That is the question. Is the term “Islamist” a politically incorrect fabrication to dodge the inconvenient truth that Islam itself is inherently and inevitably chauvinistic and totalitarian? Or is it a necessary distinction to draw: denominating supremacist Muslims striving to impose on societies a classical, rigid construction of Islamic law, distinguishing them from authentic Muslim moderates who elevate reason, embrace pluralism, and take sharia as spiritual guidance rather than the mandatory law for civil society?

I think we have to separate Islamists from Islam. My friend Robert Spencer disagrees. As NRO readers may know from my reviews of some of Robert’s books and my frequent references to his invaluable work at Jihad Watch, I hold him in high esteem. On this question, however, he is mistaken. And because how we answer the “Islam or Islamist?” question critically affects how we respond to the profound threat posed by supremacist Muslims, we must answer it correctly.

Mere HER i National Review Online. I artiklen nedenfor kan man læse om amerikanske hoteller, der ikke vil modtage gæster, der er imod sharia. Det gik ud over Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer og Frank Gaffney – The Tennessean:

Fandt desuden denne lille video med Robert Spencer. Den er fra Franciscan University den 30. juli 2010:

Robert Spencer at the 2010 Defending the Faith Conference

In this clip Robert Spencer describes the challenges we face in the Church from Islamic beliefs, the spiritual nature of the battle that is being waged, and how we have the weapons to win the battle. To learn about the 2011 Defending the Faith

Andre kilder: ChristianNewsWire,

Bruce Bawer med hård kritik af Norge

Bruce Bawer er fin her:

Oslo’s Epidemic of Rape

By Bruce Bawer – October 29 2011

Back in May it was reported that every rape assault in the city of Oslo in the last five years had been committed by a person with a “non-Western” background – a Norwegian euphemism for Muslim. Now it turns out that there have already been twice as many rape assaults in Oslo so far this year as there were in all of 2010. At least one member of Parliament, André Oktay Dahl of the Conservative Party, calls the situation “critical” and is brave enough to acknowledge that many of the perpetrators come from cultures “with a reprehensible attitude toward women.”

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The Conservative Party has proposed several measures to combat what is being described as a rape epidemic: more money for the police; more police in the streets and doing investigations; faster results from DNA tests; the introduction of volunteer auxiliary police. There is something to be said for these proposals. Policing in Norway is a scandal. This summer it was reported that police departments all over Norway were so short-handed that they were unequipped to deal with the armies of drunks staggering home from bars on weekends after closing time. It was also reported that only fourteen of 430 new graduates of Norway’s police academy had been offered jobs.

Mere HER hos AINA. FrontPageMagazine her.

Bawer refererer til en artikel, som af en eller anden grund ikke synes at være blevet blogget:

Oslo Car Fires Highlight Threat to Norway’s Future

By Bruce Bawer – July 15, 2011

A growing Muslim enclave outside of the city is a hotbed of crime and Sharia.

Taken together, two seemingly unrelated news stories from Norway paint a grim picture of that city’s future.

First, you need to know that Oslo is a sprawling, low-lying city, more of a small-scale Los Angeles than a small-scale New York.  Out on its eastern flank is a large valley called Groruddalen which, a few years ago, was a sleepy mishmash of industry and suburban apartment blocks.  It is now quickly becoming an urban center all its own.  It is said that if current trends continue, Groruddalen will, within a couple of decades, dwarf downtown Oslo itself as a population center.

One not-so-little detail: the reason for Groruddalen’s rapid growth is that it is a destination for new Muslim immigrants.  Groruddalen is, in short, a Muslim enclave in the making.

Mere HER hos Pajamas Media.

Opdatering 1. oktober 2011 – en boganmedelse:

Veracity, Mendacity – and Islam

by Bruce Bawer on Oct 31st, 2011

The recent arrival in my mail of a book entitled Islam: Critical Essays about a Political Religion has prompted a number of thoughts.  Edited by Sam and Wim van Rooy and published late last year, it is a massive compendium, just under 800 pages long.  It is in Dutch.  (The title is actually De Islam: Kritische Essays over een Politieke Religie.)  And it is richly comprehensive, with thirty-four essays on such subjects as the Islamization of Europe, Islam in India, the term “Islamophobia,” jihad in Africa, dhimmitude, apostasy, the myth of Andalusia, taqiyya, Islam and the West, sharia law, Islam’s “fellow travelers,” Jews under Islam, Christians under Islam, Islam and women, Islam and slavery, Islam and fascism, and Islam vs. democracy.

Mere HER i FrontPageMagazine.

Andre kilder: Dagbladet,

Christopher Caldwell & Srdja Trifkovic om EUs krise

Der er ingen, der tror på, at EU klarer skærene:

Forgive Us Our Debts

Europe runs out of money

Nov 7, 2011 • By Christopher Caldwell

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As they do every few weeks, the leaders of the European Union met in Brussels on Wednesday, October 26, to solve their finance problems once and for all. As the sun rose on Thursday they emerged with a document that resembled an Obama budget—crystal-clear about its aims and aspirations, opaque about how it intends to achieve them. There is a reason for that. It is that these aims and aspirations are growing less and less realistic.

Back in 2010, when the crisis seemed confined to the Greek government’s inability to repay its lenders, the Europeans thought they could fix things by having its various neighbor countries chip in 45 billion euros ($65 billion) to throw at the problem. Eighteen months later, the crisis is as complicated as a Rube Goldberg machine and more dangerous. The particular corner of it they dealt with last week has three intertwined aspects, and to solve one of them is to exacerbate the other two:

Mere HER i Weekly Standard.

A Hellenic Haircut

by Srdja Trifkovic • October 28th, 2011

There will be no Greek default—not for months to come at least, as we predicted here two weeks ago. The private banks that had splashed out on ostensibly lucrative Greek bonds will have to accept a “haircut” of fifty percent of their nominal value, according to an agreement reached early Thursday morning after days of tense talks between French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, other euro zone leaders and private financial institutions.

Greece’s private-sector debt is now down to 100 billion euros, and the country will continue its long road to nowhere with zero growth, cuts and austerity. Even after the 50 percent write down its debt is still 90 percent of the country’s GDP and for as long as it stays in the euro the burden can never be paid off. To make the banks agree to the deal, however, the euro zone governments had to offer them inducements in the form of “credit enhancements”—bureaucratese for provision of low-cost government liquidity—worth over a third of the “haircut” itself.

Mere HER i Chronicles Magazine.

Video: David Horowitz – foredrag

Fra 12. oktober 2011:

A Point in Time

Political commentator David Horowitz reflected on several moments in his life and presented his philosophical thinking on life and mortality. Mr. Horowitz also responded to questions from members of the audience at this book-signing luncheon held at The Union League in Philadelphia.

David Horowitz C-Span

Man skal ind til C-Span for at se video. Link HER. Ibrahim anmelder Horowitzs nye bog:

Revelations of Time

By Raymond Ibrahim – October 29, 2011

David Horowitz’s book A Point in Time is at root an exposé on the nature of Time, that double-edged sword which, by obliterating all in its path, highlights the precious from the superfluous in our lives.

In structure, the book consists of Horowitz’s reflections — from his childhood and father to his deceased daughter and own mortality — not unlike the approach of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, whom the author quotes at length and has apparently learned much from (and a better instructor can scarcely be found).

Mere HER hos The American Thinker. Kan også læses her i FrontPage Magazine.

Opdateret.

Theodore Dalrymple om hedninge og malaria

Dalrymple mobber den skinhellige venstrefløj:

The New Paganism of Biodiversity

Dispatches from the Society for the Protection of the Malaria Spirochete.

by Theodore Dalrymple – October 28, 2011

Pajmas Media New LogoWhy do people say things that they cannot, on a moment’s reflection, possibly believe? Mainly, I suppose, to congratulate themselves on their own moral grandeur and to appear right-thinking in the eyes of their peers. Truth is the least of their worries.

What would those who wish to preserve a maximum diversity of species, as a good in itself, make of the announcement in the latest New England Journal of Medicine of the trial of a vaccine that is a step towards the elimination in Africa of the worst and most dangerous kind of malaria? Will they form a society for the protection of Plasmodium falciparum, the causative organism of that malaria? I suggest as a name for the society Friends of Falciparum,  or Friefal.

Mere HER i Pajamas Media.

Video: Niall Ferguson om 6 killer apps

En del er nyt, noget er hørt før. Fra juli 2011:

Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture — call them the 6 killer apps — that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com

Reservelink: TED,

Mark Steyn om Lars Vilks, jihad og mere

Trykkefrihedsselskabet er også nævnt:’

The Irish Mohammedan Army

By Mark Steyn – October 29, 2011

Viva Mark SteynWhen readers on the National Review 50th anniversary cruise round the British Isles woke up one morning to find themselves anchored just off Waterford, several of them commented to me that the view looked almost too perfectly Irish. Waterford is the oldest city in the country, and the surrounding 40 shades of Kilkenny green on a beautiful summer’s morn made it appear like the opening shot of a Disney movie about a cute leprachaun.

But looks can be deceptive. My former colleagues at The Irish Times report:

Mere HER hos National Review Online. Man kan, som Steyn skriver, læse mere om det irske terrorkomplot i The Irish Times:

Se eventuelt også denne om en af retssagerne imod gerningsmænd i Vilks-sagerne:

Swedish court bans niqab-wearing women

Three women wearing head scarves completely shielding their faces were denied entry to a Gothenburg courtroom on Friday during the remand hearing of one of the suspects in the Röda Sten murder plot case.

”I am responsible for order in this court room and I feel I can’t achieve that if I am unable to see the faces of the people present,” said district court judge Stefan Wikmark to Swedish TV4.

Mere HER i The Local.

Edward Luttwak om Ben-Gurion

Og præsident Obama:

The Narrows

Ben-Gurion repeatedly faced down crises by fearlessly rejecting retreat and useless compromise. Obama would do well to follow his model.

By Edward N. Luttwak – October 27, 2011

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Now an international airport and a university, as well as any number of boulevards in Israeli cities and towns, David Ben-Gurion – the man – was born in Płońsk, the Russian-ruled part of Poland in 1886. When he read Israel’s declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948, thereby inaugurating the first government of the first Jewish state in two millennia, he was already 62. In the years since, some 150 new states have been established. Most of these were the gift of colonial powers that handed them over to their new rulers as complete packages with everything ready from internationally recognized borders to a ministry of finance and a prison service. That was true of the post-Soviet states as well, except for the democratic bits, which their rulers mostly ignore anyway.

Mere HER i The Tablet.

Walter Laqueur om denne uges EU-aftale

Interview:

Does the Euro Deal Mean Anything? Thoughts from Walter Laqueur

October 27, 2011

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A few weeks ago, we talked with Walter Laqueur about the euro and the European debt crisis. Laqueur is the author of books including The Last Days of Europe and, on sale in January, After the Fall: The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent. He was the director of the Institute of Contemporary History in London and the chairman of the International Research Council of CSIS in Washington for 30 years. A professor at Georgetown University and the author of more than twenty-five book, his articles have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and countless other newspapers worldwide.

After yesterday’s debt crisis deal, he updates us on the situation in Europe and what he sees as the future of the continent.

Mere HER i The Daily Reader. Blogget for nylig:

Englænderne læser Pontoppidan

“Lykke-Per” af Henrik Pontoppidan udkom på engelsk for et år siden. En boganmeldelse:

Cosmic Neutrality

By Fredric Jameson - 20 October 2011

Lucky Per by Henrik Pontoppidan, translated by Naomi Lebowitz Lang, 558 pp, £44.00, November 2010, ISBN 978 1 4331 1092 4

Henrik Pontoppidan 1917Once upon a time, when provinces still existed, an ambitious young provincial would now and again attempt to take the capital by storm: Midwesterners arriving in New York; Balzacian youths plotting their onslaught on the metropolis (‘à nous deux, maintenant!’); eloquent Irishmen getting a reputation in London; and Scandinavians – Ibsen, Georg Brandes, Strindberg, Munch – descending on Berlin to find a culture missing in the bigoted countryside. So also Henrik Pontoppidan’s hero, an unhappy clergyman’s son who flees the windswept coasts of Jutland for a capital city which is itself narrow-minded and provincial in comparison with the bustling centres of Europe. Denmark has just lost a war, and an important territory, to Prussia: one in ‘a long row of national humiliations’ in ‘a doomed country that, in the course of one man’s life, had fallen into ruin, wasted away to a pale and flabby limb on Europe’s body swelling with power’. Denmark itself is to Europe as Jutland is to Copenhagen; and we must never underestimate the degree to which that ‘national misery’, which is secretly a part of every national history and identity, is also part and parcel of the personal or psychic identity of its inhabitants.

Mere HER hos London Review of Books.

Jesper Jespersen: EU-krisen fortsætter uændret

Det siger en af venstrefløjens mest markante økonomer:

Jesper Jespersen: EU-pakken løser ingen af de primære problemer – måske tværtimod

29.10.2011 – af Jesper Jespersen

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Europas ledere vil snart blive indkaldt til et nyt topmøde. For det eneste, der står klart efter den forgangne uges EU-krisemøder er: for lidt, for uforpligtende og for sent. Eurokrisen blev ikke løst. Gælds- og bankkriserne blev ikke løst. [...]

Europa skal ikke være en stat. Nej! Mere HER i Ræson. Se eventuelt også The Daily Mail:

Silence on human rights…the price Europe must pay for China’s billions

  • Campaigners fear EU will cave in to Chinese demands to tone down criticism of regime’s human rights record

Andre kilder: Ræson,

David Gress om eurokrater

Den her artikel har jeg haft liggende i flere dage, – jeg har åbenbart glemt at sende den:

Kampen om Europa

Af David Gress – 24. oktober 2011

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[...] Udadtil vil det naturligvis hedde sig, at det nye initiativ, som vil bestå i at styrke de ikke-folkevalgte eurokraters magt over medlemslandenes finanser, er nødvendigt for at redde euroen ved i første række at forhindre en græsk statsbankerot. Men man skal være født i går for ikke at gennemskue denne skamløse løgn.

Mere HER i Berlingske Tidende.

Interview med Caroline Glick

Om Latma, venstrefløjen, pressen, Israel og mere:

‘We Want To Break The Leftist Monopoly On Public Discourse In Israel’: An Interview with Political Analyst Caroline Glick

By Sara Lehmann – Oct 26 2011

Caroline GlickLaughter really is the best medicine. Caroline Glick, deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post and senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, has found humor and satire to be valuable tools in making the case for a strong Israel. Her latest venture to that end is Latma, the Hebrew-language media satire website Glick created and edits.

The non-profit Latma is Glick’s newest platform for her staunchly nationalistic defense of Israel, promoted in her biweekly syndicated columns for the Jerusalem Post and in articles in The Jewish Press, The Wall Street Journal, National Review and Moment magazine, among others. Glick also is a frequent guest on Fox News, MSNBC and Israeli television.

Glick is currently in the U.S. to raise awareness of Latma.

Mere HER i The Jewish Press. Kan også læses her hos Caroline Glick eller her hos Canada Free Press.


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