Pictures and reports from the rally against the Islamisation of Europe in Berlin, with 200 participants as a new, particular civil resistance against Islam.
Today I spoke in Berlin at a rally against antisemitism and Islamization, sponsored by Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE), the most important German human rights organization, seeking to preserve European values, freedom and democracy. BPE is not tied to any political party, but has members that belong to all the German democratic parties. As an NGO, BPE also participates in conferences of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)'s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
Parliament for the Christian Democrats (Angela Merkel's party); and a
former member of the Green Party who left his longtime political
associates after trying to awaken his fellow Leftists to the perils of
Islamic supremacism, to no avail.
Leftists and their jihadist
allies marched by twice in a counterdemonstration, shouting "Nazis
raus" — Nazis, get out. The people assembled for the BPE rally
shouted the same thing right back at them. Of course, there were no
Nazis among us, and we were standing against antisemitism and in favor
of free speech, legal equality, and democratic government, but the
facts never stop the Left from making the charge, as we have all
learned recently from stateside libelbloggers.
Many people at
our rally had Israeli flags, and as you can see from the photo, I had
one also. Not long after this picture was taken I got it mounted on a
flagpole and waved it around at the beginning and end of my talk. The
German police told the BPE organizers that we had to put the Israeli
flags away when Leftists and Jihadis passed by. They told the same
thing to several people in the crowd, including one man, Florian
Euring, who was kind enough to explain the whole situation to me.
Apparently the police were afraid that the Israeli flag would "provoke"
the Leftist/jihadist demonstrators. But as I am not fond of placating
thuggery and kowtowing before Islamic supremacism, I thought, well, if
the police really don't want the Israeli flag shown, let them arrest an
American citizen, and then things will get even more interesting. So I
went out front, close to the counterdemonstrators, waving the big flag,
but the German police moved me back. They may also have said to put the
flag away, but I have forgotten all my grad-school German, and so the
flag stayed. A reporter, demonstrating an objectivity level on par with
that of, say, Michael Kruse, passed by with a barrage of sharp words
for me and my flag — but I still didn't understand German.
During my talk, which was translated on the spot by Christine Dietrich of Politically Incorrect, I spoke about the new Obama-sponsored anti-free speech resolution at the UN,
and how it was of a piece with the spurious charges of the
counterdemonstrators. Both represent attempts to demonize the
resistance to the global jihad and Islamic supremacism as "hatred,"
"racism," "fascism." I explained why the charges are not and cannot be
true, as we were there in defense of Western Constitutional government,
freedom of speech, legal equality, etc., and had no race-based issue
with Islam or Muslims at all — or any inclination to look kindly upon
white Western Islamic supremacists like Talib Islam, John Walker Lindh,
Adam Gadahn, etc. I showed how the Koran actually manifests the
religious hatred and incitement to discrimination and violence about
which the resolution speaks, but noted that this resolution will never
be used against Islamic jihadists. After all, it was crafted not to
silence them, but to render the West mute and hence defenseless against
the advancing jihad.
The situation is very grave, but as long
as there are even just a few lovers of freedom left, the game is not
over. And there are more than a few in Berlin; it was a pleasure and
honor to meet them.
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