On September 12, 2014, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Sister Hatune Dogan gave a presentation at a breakfast meeting hosted by Faith McDonnell at the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington D.C. Last month we posted Sister Hatune’s portion of the presentation (excerpt, full). Now, thanks to the efforts of Vlad Tepes, Elisabeth’s contribution is available on video
The clip below show’s Elisabeth’s introduction, followed by excerpts from the question and answer session after Sister Hatune’s talk. Topics discussed included the persecution of Christians and the Islamization of Europe.
The prepared text of Elisabeth’s introduction is below the jump:
In the past ten years or so anti-Semitism has risen to a level not seen in Europe since the fall of the Third Reich. As you probably already know, the new Jew-hatred largely originates with European Muslims — the “New Swedes”, the “New Germans”, the “New Austrians”, and so on.
The rising anti-Semitism in Europe is ISLAMIC anti-Semitism. Dr. Andrew Bostom has chronicled this history of Islamic anti-Semitism, which is as old as Islam itself. Jew-hatred is sanctioned, and even mandated by the Koran and the sayings of Mohammed. There is no Muslim community in Europe, not even the most “mainstream”, that is not rife with Jew-hatred.
Muslims in Europe have allied themselves with the Left. A few years ago, during anti-Israel demonstrations in Belgium, Socialist politicians marched alongside supporters of the Palestinians while the Muslim participants chanted: “Hamas! Hamas! Jews to the gas!” Mein Kampf and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are best-sellers among Muslims wherever it is legal to sell them, and where it is not, they are underground favorites in Islamic communities.
Anti-Semitism exists among native Europeans. But true anti-Semites, those who are obsessed with Jew-hatred as a primary political motive, are few in number. Their political parties are generally considered a joke in most countries. They are marginal at best.
The two most significant Jew-hating parties are Jobbik in Hungary and Golden Dawn in Greece. The former was able to flourish in a former East Bloc country, where pre-war attitudes were preserved by communism like a fly in amber. The latter developed out of the despair and chaos of economic ruin in the most destitute country in Europe — much as the National Socialists did in Germany during the Great Depression.
2. “Right-Wing” Parties
Non-Europeans, especially newspaper writers and television commentators, tend to lump the European anti-jihad parties in with Golden Dawn and Jobbik as “right-wing extremists”.
This is a false grouping: such parties are quite different. They appeal to a different a demographic. Anti-Semitic parties and groups eventually tend to form alliances of convenience with Muslims, due to their common interest in destroying Israel and exterminating Jews.
In contrast, the anti-jihad parties support Israel, promote civil liberties, and generally espouse a classical liberal philosophy. Examples include the PVV in the Netherlands, the Danish People’s Party, the Sweden Democrats, and the Lega Nord in Italy. What they all have in common is their opposition to Islamization and mass immigration.
The Flemish separatist party Vlaams Belang is widely demonized as being “neo-Nazi” or “neo-fascist”. Yet it is one of the only truly free-market parties in Europe, and it is the ONLY party that defended Jews on the floor of the Flemish parliament during the violent anti-Israel demonstrations in 2009.
The assertion that the anti-jihad parties are “right-wing extremists” is a false “narrative” created by the left and the mainstream media to demonize and marginalize Europeans who resist Islamization.
3. Loss of Free Speech
Free speech is now essentially dead in the European Union. The level of freedom varies from country to country, but it has declined all over Europe over the past two decades. For example: Denmark is more free than most countries, but several Danes have been prosecuted for speaking up about Islam. My friend Lars Hedegaard was tried for describing the tendency of Muslim fathers to sexually abuse their daughters.
Austria, like most of the rest of Western Europe, is being Islamized at an accelerating rate, even as our freedom of speech is more and more often suppressed. The two processes are connected with each other: in order to prevent any real public understanding of what Islamization means, and to inhibit any popular discontent, the ability to tell the truth is vigorously squashed.
My case is just one example, and far from the most alarming. People actually go to prison in Britain for saying negative things about Islam and Muslims.
People who know me well are aware that I will NOT cease telling the truth about Islam. For almost ten years I have made it my business to inform my fellow Austrians about the nature of Islam, as revealed in the Koran and the sayings of Mohammed. I refuse to cease my activities merely because dhimmi government bureaucrats consider such truths to be “hate speech”. I have been prosecuted and convicted for explaining Islam in a factual manner, and I may well be prosecuted again. But I shall continue regardless.
Austria is no exception; conditions are similar in other European countries. Austria is not even the worst-off — Britain and Sweden are vying with each other to see who can be the most repressive. In both countries you are likely to be prosecuted for saying anything that reflects badly on Islam. And, just as in Austria, the truth is no defense.
As an example, consider what happened to Paul Weston, a Counterjihad activist and the leader of the LibertyGB party in Britain. Last April, as a part of his election campaign for the European Parliament, Paul stood on the steps of the Winchester Guildhall and quoted a passage about Islam from a book called The River War written in 1899 by Winston Churchill. Unlike today’s politicians and writers, Churchill spoke forthrightly about the nature of Islam.
For reading those words in public, Paul Weston was arrested, handcuffed, taken to the police station, and charged with a “racially aggravated crime under Section 4 of the Public Order Act.” The charges were later dropped, but what happened to him served as a warning to others who might consider doing something similar.
There is currently a demand by the Islamic Faith Community in Austria for an “anti-Islamism law”, which is actually a ruse to obtain new favorable provisions for Muslims. The drive for this law is being backed by Turkey. The same law is also being demanded in Germany by the Turkish community. The final result, if they are successful, will be that Muslims in both countries will gain further special privileges and be protected from criticism.
If current trends continue, it won’t be long before Europeans are forced to live under sharia. We will be subject to laws on Islamic blasphemy.