Saturday, November 16, 2013
She is being called "the brave German." Her name is Heidi and she stood up in the middle of a Muslim-Christian "interfaith service" and denounced a Muslim call to prayer by reciting Martin Luther, proclaiming, "Jesus Christ alone is Lord over Germany!":
Here is another video of as she is escorted from the church by police.
Here is an account of what happened from Politically Incorrect News:
On Sunday, the Memorial Church in Speyer hosted Karl Jenkins’ so called Mass for Peace “The Armed Man” where the Islamic call to prayer is performed by an Imam. For that reason, the “Campaign group for persecuted Christians” held a silent vigil at which 40 Christians took part. One of them, Heidi M. – also known as “The brave German”- didn’t want to remain silent any longer. Here is her report:
Together we are going to Speyer. We are seeing light in the congregation center behind the Memorial Church. A friendly young woman is leading us the way to the place where they are selling tickets. So, there are still some tickets left. Thank God! In a very unfriendly manner, she is being called back by the choral conductor. “Like the devil”, we two are thinking at this very moment. Many faces in this room are looking as if they were petrified. Where can I find Jesus in them?
We are getting two tickets. That’s 36.-€ (48.60$). Is this an investment in truth, or is this just a waste of money? As an economist, I quickly start calculating. There are 2000 seats in the church. If it’s only filled half, they already earned 18,000.-€. What will they do with that money? Build another mosque? What do we finance with our entrance fee?
I don’t want to join the silent vigil that had permission to quietly protest far away from the church. Regarding the issue, I cannot simply remain silent. We have tickets for the balcony. My brother – we are all like one family – cannot keep his mouth shut. He is from Northern Africa, and he’s already been through a lot. When reading the inscription at the tall statue of Martin Luther, we are deeply concerned.
While the choirs are entering the church, I have the feeling God is telling me: History repeats. The Imam is the second act of the evening. At least the first row of seats is filled with Muslims. F. recognized them immediately. They are watching him constantly.
Confidently the Imam is reaching the pedestal and starts with this awful call. Quickly I’m taking my German flag which reads: Jesus Christ is the Lord. I’ m unrolling the flag and speak the famous quote by Martin Luther: “I am standing here. I cannot do otherwise.” I know, time is short. I’m lifting the curse the Imam has just placed on the church and on us.
From each corner, people start pulling my flag. I don’t want it to rip. Then they are pushing me and F. They shall leave me, don’t touch me. I keep telling that I will leave voluntarily. They try grabbing F.’s cell phone he used for filming. Over and over they try holding me ruggedly. They already had been waiting for us to come up with something. Through the rear exit we are being pushed downstairs. I remember what Jesus Christ himself once said to those who are not worthy of God’s peace:” And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.” (Matthew 10:14 English Standard Version (ESV)) So we both consciously do. I keep thinking: this is betrayal, betrayal of the martyrs, betrayal of us believers, of our country, of God himself.
I know, this is not just about a show concealed as a “concert”. This is about the foundation of our existence. This is about our lives.
The Memorial Church in Speyer had been built at the beginning of the last century by the German state and the congregation in commemoration of Martin Luther and the German rulers who protected him. Now “the great prostitute” (Revelation 17:1 (ESV)) had occupied it.
The great Apostle Paul says in Galatians 1:8 (ESV):
“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.”
Reading about the content of this terrible performance, it seems to me like a curse on our country. It feels as if we were singing to this “concert” for our own judgment. It’s pure idolatry being carried out in God’s church. The living God, this house has been dedicated to, will react to this.
The pastors and the leader of the Protestant/Evangelical Church in Germany betray their founder Martin Luther and the reformers, they betray our country which built its law and moral standards upon God’s word, the Bible. They betray all of us.
F. told me this morning: “I am proud of us There is nothing more beautiful in my life than what we did last evening. Heidi, you were Martin Luther’s substitute. WE are the congregation. We said what had to be said. The people know and understand nothing.”
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The world wasted almost a billion dollars a day last year trying to “limit global warming,” according to the latest Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) report. $359 billion. It’s money that could have been used to feed and clothe a lot of poor people or eradicate a disease or invest in struggling third world economies.
The only sliver of good news is that it was $5 billion less than the year before.
This week, the self-anointed head of the Climate Church, Al Gore, is running a climate “telethon” on the Internet, called “24 Hours of Reality.” The goal is scare enough of the guilty into wasting even more money on a “carbon tax.” The website says “Join us as we go around the world, identifying the costs of carbon pollution and the solution that can change the course of our future.”
Al Gore knows a thing or two about the cost of “carbon pollution.” Forbes Magazine says Gore owns “a 20-room, 10,000 square foot antebellum mansion in Nashville’s wealthy Belle Meade neighborhood, and (a) $8.9 million rising ocean-front threatened villa in Montecito, Calif., he purchased following his divorce.“
Gore’s Nashville home alone generates a 221,000 kilowatt-hours utility bill, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. That’s 20 times the energy consumption of the average household.
There are a few hopeful signs that the world just might be coming to its senses about all this climate change hooey. Tony Abbott was just elected in Australia on a platform of ending their carbon tax. Renewable subsidies are being cut in ten European nations, the price of carbon credits has collapsed in Europe, and global coal usage is growing.
Global temperatures have been stubbornly flat for almost 17 years despite apocalyptic climate model predictions. Extreme weather in the U.S. defied the scare-mongers this year. America's hurricane season was a no-show. Antarctica continues to set ice records.
The Earth will never cooperate with you, Mr. Gore. It will go its own way. Droughts and floods, warm and cold periods, all will come and go as they did millennia before coal or the invention of the internal combustion engine.
What the world really needs is a telethon to save the hundreds of billions being utterly wasted every year to "save the planet." Billions that could be used for so much good. That is a true global tragedy.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
An environmental website called 350.org has proposed that the World Meteorological Association start naming hurricanes after politicians who don't believe in the climate change fairy tale.
"RICK PERRY LEAVES TRAIL OF DEATH" reads one chyron banner in 350.org's fantasy hurricane coverage.
This could be from the comedy site, The Onion, but it's the real deal:
Pity there haven't been any hurricanes this year for them to re-name.
Pity? Yes, it's a great disappointment to this religious movement so in need of an apocalypse, a savior, and the forgiveness of their carbon sins through indulgences called carbon credits.
The Houston Chronicle reports the bad news:
"For the first time in 11 years, August came and went without a single hurricane forming in the Atlantic. The last intense hurricane (Category 3 or above) to hit the United States was Hurricane Wilma, in 2005. According to Phil Klotzbach, head of Colorado State University's seasonal hurricane forecast, accumulated cyclone energy is 70 percent below normal this year."
NOAA predicted 20 named storms this year. Twenty? There have been seven so far, and none have been hurricanes.
Friday, August 30, 2013
From HSLDA (the American-based Home School Legal Defense Association):
Children Seized in Shocking Raid
At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence in Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7–14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of a German ban on home education.
The children were taken to unknown locations. Officials ominously promised the parents that they would not be seeing their children anytime soon.
HSLDA obtained and translated the court documents that authorized this use of force to seize the children. The only legal grounds for removal were the family’s continuation of homeschooling their children. The papers contain made no other allegations of abuse or neglect. Moreover, Germany has not even alleged educational neglect for failing to provide an adequate education. The law ignores the educational progress of the child; attendance and not learning is the object of the German law.
Judge Koenig, a Darmstadt family court judge, signed the order authorizing the immediate seizure of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich’s children on August 28th. Citing the parents’ failure to cooperate “with the authorities to send the children to school,” the judge also authorized the use of force “against the children” if necessary, reasoning that such force might be required because the children had “adopted the parents’ opinions” regarding homeschooling and that “no cooperation could be expected” from either the parents or the children.
In October 2012, state youth officials had been granted formal legal custody of the Wunderlich children by a German court based solely on the fact that the family was homeschooling. German lawyer Andreas Vogt sought appellate relief on behalf of the Wunderlichs and was able to forestall immediate removal of the children. But, yesterday, as the family quietly began their homeschool day, a knock at the door signaled the interruption that turned their lives upside down.
Wunderlich described the frightening turn of events.
“I looked through a side window and saw many people, police, and special agents, all armed. They told me they wanted to come in to speak with me. I tried to ask questions, but within seconds, three police officers brought a battering ram and were about to break the door in, so I opened it,” Wunderlich told HSLDA.
“The police shoved me into a chair and wouldn’t let me even make a phone call at first,” he said. “It was chaotic as they told me they had an order to take the children. At my slightest movement the agents would grab me, as if I were a terrorist. You would never expect anything like this to happen in our calm, peaceful village. It was like a scene out of a science fiction movie. Our neighbors and children have been traumatized by this invasion.”
Over the past 4 years, HSLDA has reported on the Wunderlichs saga as they have moved from country to country in the European Union looking for a place to call home where they could freely homeschool their children. Although they found refuge from homeschool persecution, Mr. Wunderlich was unable to find work, and last year the family had to return to Germany.
The family resettled to their home in Darmstadt, Germany, just south of Frankfurt, with some trepidation. After quietly homeschooling for a few months neighbors noticed the Wunderlich children weren’t attending school and turned the family in to the authorities. The youth authorities moved quickly and obtained legal custody of the children but left them in the residence since they were being well treated and otherwise cared for by their parents.
Authorities even took the passports of the children making it impossible for the family to escape—a violation, said Michael Farris, Chairman and Founder of HSLDA, of a number of human rights guaranteed to them by the European Convention of Human Rights.
“The right to homeschool is a human right,” said Farris,” and so is the right to freely move and to leave a country. Germany has grossly violated these rights of this family. This latest act of seizing these four beautiful innocent children is an outrageous act of a rogue nation.”
The right of parents to decide how children are educated is a human right of the highest order said Farris.
“The United States Constitution is not alone in upholding the right of parents to decide how to educate their children. Germany is a party to numerous human rights treaties that recognize the right of parents to provide an education distinct from the public schools that so that children may be educated according to the parents’ religious convictions. Germany has simply not met its obligations under these treaties or as a liberal democracy,” he said. “HSLDA and I will do whatever we can to help this family regain custody of their children and insure that they are safe from this persecution. This case demonstrates conclusively why the Romeike asylum case is so important. Families in Germany need a safe place where they can educate their children in peace.”
Following the raid, Dirk Wunderlich told Mike Donnelly, HSLDA Director for International Affairs, that he and his wife were devastated.
“These are broken people. They said they felt like they were being ground into dust. They were shaken to their core and shocked by the event. But they also told me that they had followed their conscience and the dictates of their faith.” Donnelly said. “Although they don’t have much faith in the German state—they have a lot of faith in God. They are an inspiring and courageous family.”
“I’ve been fighting for German homeschool freedom for years,” he continued, “and I had hoped that things were changing in Germany since it has been some time since brutality of this magnitude has occurred. But I was wrong.”
“Mike Farris and I spent time with the Wunderlichs at the first global homeschool conference in Berlin in November last year,” Donnelly explained. “They are a delightful family with precious children. They are really just regular people who are doing what millions of people here in the United States do every day.”
“My question to the political leadership of Germany is how long will you permit these kinds of brutal acts to be perpetrated against German families? Why is it so important to you to force people into your state schools? The echo of this act rings from a darker time in German history. When will leaders stand up and make changes so that brutality to children like the Wunderlichs no longer happens because of homeschooling? Isn’t there any German statesman willing to stand up for what is right anywhere in Germany?” Donnelly asked.
Wunderlich said that his 14-year-old daughter had to be forcibly taken out of the home.
“When I went outside, our neighbor was crying as she watched. I turned around to see my daughter being escorted as if she were a criminal by two big policemen. They weren’t being nice at all. When my wife tried to give my daughter a kiss and a hug goodbye, one of the special agents roughly elbowed her out of the way and said—‘it’s too late for that.’ What kind of government acts like this?”
After the children were taken away, the family was “invited” to a meeting with the senior social authority in charge at the scene, Mr. Behnis. The Wunderlichs agreed to the meeting and were joined by their attorney, Andreas Vogt, who came as soon as he notified, traveling hours by train to attend the meeting.
When the parents asked when they could seek a hearing to contest the seizure of their children, they were told they would have to wait until the regular judge returned from vacation. Vogt told HSLDA that the authorities had displayed little sympathy. Vogt has become a key lawyer in the German homeschool movement, representing many active cases. He has taken some to the German Supreme Court with no success to date.
Petra Wunderlich said her heart was shattered - her faith intact she said she was empty without her children.
“We are empty. We need help. We are fighting but we need help,” she said.
I included a comment from Dirk and some shots of the Wunderlich family in this story about homeschooling.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Germany's Green Party has been engulfed in a scandal over it's very close association with the pedophile movement.some Greens wanted legalization of sex with minors. This has been a huge embarrassment for the Greens because, as this Spiegel article explains, "No other party depends as heavily on the claim of being on the right side of morality."
In the 1980s,
The German media is continuing to dig and is asking why Germany's homosexual rights movement, which publicly disavows pedophilia, was allied with pedophiles.
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Friday, August 23, 2013
The was an earthquake in Copenhagen last night.
Former radical Islamist Ahmed Akkari stood before a packed house of the Free Press Society and admitted that every mosque in Denmark is run by a extremist Imam.
Akkari says, "The truth is that there is not a single mosque or Muslim organization in Denmark that is not run by Islamists. As soon as you enter the house of the believers, you are met with Islamism whether you want it or not. As soon as you become a devoted Muslim, you are infected by extremism."
Here is the story by Ingrid Carlqvist. It explains the significance of the mug Akkari is holding in the photo..
Akkari's "inconvenient truth" shreds the Left's narrative that radical Muslims in Denmark are just victims of bigotry and only need a big hug. Two years ago I did the story from Copenhagen, "Radical Islamic Threat Grips Denmark," showing how radicals were running the show in Denmark's immigrant Muslim sub-culture, enabled by the reliably clueless leftist political class and media.
Since my interview in that story with Lars Hedegaard, founder of the Free Press Society, a man described by police as "foreign" and posing as a package courier tried to kill Lars. But, thankfully, the bullet missed.
Last night Hedegaard and the former radical Akkari were on the same team. What a sad state of affairs for the multiculturalism elites still coddling extremists and denouncing their critics as racists.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Will all the blood and treasure this nation has sunk into building democracy in Afghanistan come to nothing? Yes. There have been warning signs from the beginning that Afghanistan would not end well. Corruption and double-dealing were a national past-time long before we showed up.
I mean, come on, would you buy a used car from U.S.-backed President Hamid Karzai? And when a nation’s leaders care more about lining their own pockets or cutting deals with their enemies than standing up for what's right, nation building is a silly, expensive pipe dream.
This week a Pentagon report said that so-called “insider attacks” on coalition forces in Afghanistan jumped 120 percent in just one year, from 2011 to 2012. The Washington Free Beacon reports that “Afghans with ties to terrorists continue to infiltrate the security forces and carry out planned attacks against U.S. soldiers and other forces.”
This is Vietnam all over again, with Hamid Karzai playing the starring role of South Vietnamese President Thieu.
If you want to watch one of the strongest cases for why we have wasted our time, treasure and precious lives in Afghanistan, it’s the film, "This Is What Winning Looks Like," by war reporter Ben Anderson. Anderson spent six years covering the war in Afghanistan, winning the Foreign Press Award.
This is not a film for the whole family. It contains graphic sexual references in one conversation Anderson recorded with an Afghan commander. Anderson is showing the sexual perversion that is a part of male Afghan Muslim society; specifically, pedophilia.
The film also shows the disturbing ineptitude of Afghanistan’s leaders and the rampant drug abuse among Afghan soldiers. Afghanistan is a nation desperately in need of something different. And back when America still believed in its Christian mission, we would have been the right nation for the job.
But American leaders today no longer believe in the stabilizing, civilizing, liberating power of Christianity to transform a moribund nation like Afghanistan and help it find its feet. Instead, the hapless Bush administration doomed Afghanistan by allowing a constitution based on Islamic Sharia law. There is no protected freedom of thought, and apostasy from Islam can bring the death penalty. Thanks, George.
Bullets and tanks can’t fix broken cultures or nations chained to backward, oppressive religions. When the last allied forces leave Afghanistan, the roof will fall in. You can bank on it. America needs to cease this nation building folly and instead go home and rebuild itself.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
(I'm writing this from Lancashire, England)
A 20-year-old British man has been arraigned in the murder and decapitation June 4 of an 18-year-old Sheffield, England, woman named Reema Ramazan.
Haven't heard of it? Up until a few days ago, Ramzan was "just" a stabbing fatality. Now we learn that Aras Hussein cut off her head. It was the second beheading involving a British Muslim in a little over two weeks, after the murder and decapitation of British soldier Lee Rigby, May 22.
This apparent cover up is an example of what has been a massive, orchestrated disinformation campaign by British authorities and their allies in the media to blackout or minimize, and in many cases refuse to prosecute, Muslim crimes.
I've come to northern England to investigate how authorities covered up the Muslim sex grooming gang epidemic, in which white British girls are made the sex slaves of what the authorities euphemistically call "Asian" gangs (they're Muslim). Astonishingly, police are still not tackling the problem head-on, and still more girls will have their lives ruined because of it.
The media is also failing to report the depth and breadth of the public fury here over the Rigby murder. If those demonstrations were about some loony left-wing cause, you'd see them splashed across every TV screen.
Some argue that the British police are in chains to their politically correct bosses in government. No doubt. I think they also fear civil war. But trying to cover up an Islamic crime wave and the anger that is now seething among the native English doesn't prevent civil war; it brings it. Just saying.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Seventy-eight-year-old Dominique Venner, a French historian and writer associated with the French far right, walked into Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Tuesday, placed a sealed letter on the altar, and shot himself in the head.
Here is a translation of his letter, which makes clear that this was a protest against immigration and Islamization (“the crime of the replacement of our people”) and against, somewhat ambiguously, France’s new gay marriage and adoption law (“destroy the anchors of our identity, including the family.”)
Venner had been a member of the Organisation de l'armée secrete, a dissident paramilitary organization that tried to prevent Algeria's independence from French colonial rule. Venner was briefly imprisoned in the 1960s for his involvement in it.
The letter shows the torment that some French feel over the prospect of losing their nation. He speaks to the growing French identity movement, which is essentially racist in that it believes only native whites can be truly French, and it resists France’s transformation into a majority immigrant, Muslim nation. Some Muslims have bragged that because of high birthrates among immigrants, they will control France in as soon as 15 years.
I am healthy in body and mind, and I am filled with love for my wife and children. I love life and expect nothing beyond, if not the perpetuation of my race and my mind. However, in the evening of my life, facing immense dangers to my French and European homeland, I feel the duty to act as long as I still have strength. I believe it necessary to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that plagues us. I give up what life remains to me in order to protest and to found. I chose a highly symbolic place, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, which I respect and admire: she was built by the genius of my ancestors on the site of cults still more ancient, recalling our immemorial origins.
While many men are slaves of their lives, my gesture embodies an ethic of will. I give myself over to death to awaken slumbering consciences. I rebel against fate. I protest against poisons of the soul and the desires of invasive individuals to destroy the anchors of our identity, including the family, the intimate basis of our multi-millennial civilization. While I defend the identity of all peoples in their homes, I also rebel against the crime of the replacement of our people.
The dominant discourse cannot leave behind its toxic ambiguities, and Europeans must bear the consequences. Lacking an identitarian religion to moor us, we share a common memory going back to Homer, a repository of all the values on which our future rebirth will be founded once we break with the metaphysics of the unlimited, the baleful source of all modern excesses.
I apologize in advance to anyone who will suffer due to my death, first and foremost to my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, as well as my friends and followers. But once the pain and shock fade, I do not doubt that they will understand the meaning of my gesture and transcend their sorrow with pride. I hope that they shall endure together. They will find in my recent writings intimations and explanations of my actions.
Venner’s public suicide may provoke even more French to gather on Sunday, May 26, in Paris to protest France’s gay marriage law. I personally expect a lot of violence and arrests from that demonstration.