Counterjihad Brussels 2007: European Conference Resists Islamization
From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Fri, 2007-10-19 20:16
A press release from Vigilant Freedom Europe, 19 October 2007:
On October 18 and 19, over 70 organizations and individuals joined together in the European and Flemish Parliaments to create a European network of activists from 14 nations to resist the increasing Islamisation of their countries. Keynote speakers included Bat Ye’or, author of Eurabia and Dhimmitude and Robert Spencer, author of Religion of Peace, Why Christianity is and Islam Isn’t. Additional speakers included David Littman, Dr. Arieh Eldad, member of the Israeli Knesset, Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, Sam Solomon, Director of Fellowship of Faith for Muslims and author of the Charter of Muslim Understanding, Dr. Marc Cogen, Ghent University, Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, and Laurent Artur du Plessis, author of a forthcoming book on shariah finance. Many participants worldwide also attended the first day of presentations online through webex conferencing.
Armando Manocchio of the Italian organization Una Via per Oriana (“A Way For Oriana”) presented an award to Bat Ye’or in honor of Oriana Fallaci, including a 5,000 Euro scholarship for young journalists.
Additional anti-islamisation experts and activists from the fourteen European countries presented reports on the current state of Islamisation and jihadism in their nations, and citizen efforts to mount a defense of constitutional liberties and national sovereignty, including:
Austria: Elizabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
Belgium: Filip Dewinter
Czech Republic: Matyas Zmo
Denmark: Lars Hedegaard
Finland: Not disclosed publicly
France: Nidra Poller
Germany: Stefan Herre
Italy: Adriana Bolchini Gaigher
Netherlands: Dr. Johannes J.G. Jansen
Norway: Jens Anfindsen
Romania: Traian Ungureanu
Sweden: Ted Ekeroth and Reinhard
Switzerland: Dr. Arnaud Dotezac
United Kingdom: Gerard Batten
Other countries represented included Canada, Israel and the United States.
The first day of the Counterjihad Brussels 2007 conference was held in the European Parliament, and the second day of working groups was held in the Flemish Parliament. Selected texts, videos and supplementary documents including charters, existing laws and draft legislation as well as country and issue updates will be posted in the coming week at the conference website at CounterJihad Europa.
Assistance was provided by many organizations and individuals over the last six months including David Littman, Bart Debie, Fjordman, Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna and Philip Claeys.
Vigilant Freedom Europa
PO Box 580
Wakefield WF1 9FR
October 19, 2007
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Sun, 2007-10-21 00:46.
That MIGHT explain Amsterdamsky's problem but how does Yitzhak end up suffering from the effects of "passive smoking" over the internet,that's what I want to know?
Submitted by atheling on Sun, 2007-10-21 01:34.
"but how does Yitzhak end up suffering from the effects of "passive smoking" over the internet,that's what I want to know?"
Now there you have me.
Re: Amsterdamsky #2
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Sat, 2007-10-20 21:12.
Amsterdamsky wrote,"This is looking like a disaster,although I wish you all the very best...I will be in the US or I would be in Brussels with you".
Posted: Fri,2007-08-31 09:16
He wrote that in support of the anti-Islamization of Europe rally planned for Brussels on September 11,2007,but he opposes the recent Counterjihad Conference,again held in Brussels,because he considers it to be,"a front for Israeli propagandizing".
What changed in the interim?
Submitted by atheling on Sun, 2007-10-21 00:18.
"What changed in the interim?"
New stuff he's smoking.
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Sat, 2007-10-20 19:17.
Do you wish to take this one? Your moment of truth has arrived.If you do,I'll take it in lieu of that apology you owe me,if not...
Sound like a front for
Submitted by Amsterdamsky on Sat, 2007-10-20 18:42.
Sound like a front for Israeli propagandizing to me. My own tax money is probably paying for it via our yearly cash giveaway to Israel.
Standing up for Israel is *good*
Submitted by HenrikRClausen on Sun, 2007-10-21 11:31.
Amsterdamsky, I appreciate that you might prefer to support the Arab dictatorships, reactionary religions and/or violent organisations like Hamas and Hezbollah, instead of a Western-style democracy such as Israel.
Your choice. But I think this is a poorly selected forum to do so.
But don't despair on the money issue, though. Hamas gets nice indirect support from the EU, our respect for reactionary religions is still excessive, and the Arab dictatorships are awash in the oil money. Iran, for one, spends some 30 % of its national budget on Hezbollah, Hamas and similar friendly people, in spite of that Western notion that national wealth is better invested to improve the life of ones own citizens rather than destroying that of others.
Back in the 30's, Europe had a very mixed record of standing up for the Jews. It is time to do better.
If you are interested in the connections, I recommend the booklet The Nazi Roots of Palestinian Nationalizm. It is brief, yet detailed and well documented.
RS: I was thinking the same!
Submitted by whiteelefant on Sat, 2007-10-20 12:03.
RS: I was thinking the same! Goes as well for GatesOf Vienna
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Sat, 2007-10-20 01:21.
"...Even as we speak,envious time is running away from us.Seize the day,trusting little in the future".
Submitted by RS on Fri, 2007-10-19 21:47.
I guess this explains why the Brussels Journal was silent Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Time well spent!
This is good, indeed
Submitted by atheling on Fri, 2007-10-19 21:32.
Sooooo, what's Teddy the Mayor up to?
Great news. This really
Submitted by Aisling on Fri, 2007-10-19 21:15.
Great news. This really could be the beginning of something to be reckoned with.