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Monday, February 18, 2008

Reflections Upon The Copenhagen Intifada, Day 8

Northern Seer, from the great blog (in the interest of full disclosure, yes, I blog at that great blog) the Astute Bloggers posted this today:

After reaching a level of between 150 and 200 arson fires per night, the media in Denmark now reports, with a sense of relief, that there were "only" 88 fires last night.

The Copenhagen intifada has garnered some attention in the International Media... and Prime Minister Rasmussen appeared on DR TV news to condemn the action of the "troublemakers"- though without offering any kind of plan to end the vandalism. I think the government is waiting for the danish weather - cold rain - to end the disturbances...

In his daily roundup for 15 February, Richard at the Belmont Club argues that the Copenhagen Intifada is more proof of the failure of the Welfare State. This argument is nothing but the manipulation of fact by Fernandez to fit his preordained world view. ONE COULD ARGUE THAT THIS IS PROOF OF THE SUCCESS OF THE WELFARE STATE:

99% of the Danish Public are content; they are only affected by this nightly crime ritual because they hear about it on the morning news; they believe these troublemakers should be punished or deported but the STATE LACKS THE POWER APPARATUS TO QUASH THE TROUBLEMAKERS!

(And Fernandez - the Danish State lacks the police force and legal tools to act because the welfare state by-in-large does function...)

My errand here is not to defend the Welfare State - but you must understand that when danish citizens provide - through their taxes - "FREE" universal (sometimes mediocre) healthcare, "FREE" education (also mediocre sometimes) - including technical schools, universities etc. - and CASH support to college students of about $1200 per month, RENT subsidies, subsidized dental care, quarterly payments to families with children - then you can also understand that Danes are tired of these troublemakers - and would be pleased to see them disappear.

Numerous commentators have taken this past weeks unrest and mixed it in with latest Muhammad Cartoon controversy, the situation in the Middle East etc. etc. Hizb-ut-Tahrir also tried to gain exposure from the current situation.

Yes - these factors do play a sort of amorphous, tertiary role - but we are better served by keeping our apples separated from oranges. The wave of arson and vandalism is being committed by maladjusted youths, mostly children of immigrants from muslim countries.

Many of the perpetrators are below the legal age limit to be prosecuted, and they are being directed by older teenagers and young men. This hierarchy reflects the structure of the existing network of criminal gangs involved in petty thievery and drug trafficking. These youths are by and large not at all politically conscious - judging from their comments on the news one wonders if they are conscious at all! But there is a real danger that this criminal environment will be the agar agar of future terrorists.

Frankly, Northern Seer seems to contradict himself several times in this report. However, the report still contains interesting and vital information, so I post it here.

The fact that "the perpetrators" of the Intifada are "being directed by older teenagers and young men" suggests that an organized hierarchy could be at work. I believe these riots are organized by Imams and other Muslim community leaders. It is very likely that they are organized from bases in countries other than Denmark.

During the first Cartoon Intifada this was evident, as Imams from Denmark traveled to the Muslim world to instigage trouble over the cartoons. The resultant wave of riots did not actually happen until several months after the publication of the cartoons. And, when the riots began, the rioters magically had hundreds of Danish flags available to them to burn in the psychotic street rituals of Allah.

I believe these riots in Denmark which we are currently seeing are spurred by the police investigation into the murder plot against Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist who drew the picture of Mohammed with the bomb in his turban.
Esther from Islam Watch has made the point that the current riots started before the arrest of the suspects. However, I'm guessing (and yes, this is only a hunch) that the suspects knew the arrests were coming. (Surely the police investigation must have included police questioning of various people around the subjects.)

Voila, we have an Intifada on our hands.

We shall see, as this thing plays out, whether my hunch is true. If the second Cartoon Intifada blows up larger and larger, and winds its way into Muslim countries, if Danish flags appear once again, as if by magic, if the riots only end when Muslim community leaders make a show of politely asking the rioters to pretty please stop, then we will know, once again, who directs this war against the West.
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Blogger Nora said...

Saudi Arabia has begun a boycott against Danish goods.

But the interesting thing about the report is this:
The Muslim World League, a leading non-government organisation in the Muslim world, has condemned the renewed publication of the cartoons. "It is important to take every intiative to ensure that the Prophet is not offended again."

Muslim World League??? Have you heard about that???

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:57:00 pm  
Anonymous Velvet Hammer said...


Muslim World League (MWL) @ Discover The Networks

"Founded in 1962 by Islamic representatives from 22 countries, the Muslim World League (MWL), also called Rabita, is an Islamic non-governmental organization based in Saudi Arabia and controlled and funded by the Saudi government. Its objectives are "to disseminate Islamic Dawah and expound the teachings of Islam," and "to defend Islamic causes in a manner that safeguards the interests and aspirations of Muslims, solves their problems, refutes false allegations against Islam, and repels inimical trends and dogma which the enemies of Islam seek to exploit in order to destroy the unity of Muslims and to sow seeds of doubt in our Muslim brethren." All MWL leaders are of Saudi descent, and the organization's current Secretary General is Dr. Abdullah Al-Turki.

MWL promotes Wahhabism, the extremist form of Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia. In the 1980s, the League's Pakistan office was run by Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood and brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden. Khalifa was the co-founder of the Benevolence International Foundation and he helped to finance Operation Bojinka, a foiled 1995 plot that would have simultaneously detonated bombs aboard eleven U.S.-bound airliners, blowing them up in mid-flight over the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea."

Sounds like a lovely group. Heh.

Much more at link.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:38:00 pm  
Blogger Nora said...

Yes, yes, it IS without doubt a lovely group, devoted to peace and happiness in the world /irony off/

Now seriously: the thing I really worry after reading this is:

repels inimical trends and dogma which the enemies of Islam seek to exploit in order to destroy the unity of Muslims and to sow seeds of doubt in our Muslim brethren.

In orden to destroy the UNITY OF MUSLIMS!!!... Worrying indeed... And then they say they are for integration... of the rest in their ways!!! even if they are the foreigners...

worrying indeed...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:21:00 pm  

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