Spanish Pundit (II)

abril 13, 2007

Two councilmen of PP in Basque Country abandon politics

Filed under: ETA,Spain,terrorismo,terroristas,violencia,Zapatero — Nora @ 10:19 am
Both Councilmen had been followed by the ETA commando “Donosti”, recently caught, which wanted to kill them in case ETA Terrorist De Juana died in his hunger strike. Ramón Gómez and Teresa Vélez, had announced three months ago their intention of leaving political life to began working in the private sector and dedicate their time to their new born child, aged 10 months. Now police has discovered ETA had precise information -they have been followed and their personal data being controlled- to assassinate them.

This is not the first time they had appeared in the ETA lists of assassination objectives.

ETA also had information about a policeman of San Sebastián and of Pedro Miguéliz, Txofo, a protected witness of the National Court in the case of Lasa and Zabala’s torture and death by Gal squads -paradoxically both Lasa and Zabala were ETA terrorists and they were killed by Gal, an organisation built by some Socialist members in Government and the own police to eliminate ETA terrorists-. Txofo’s protection had been retired by National Court two months ago.


ETA plan was to kill the policeman by shots in a bar in San Sebastian. They were ordered to kill him automatically after the death of De Juana. ETA members discovered that this police agent used to go to a bar in the quarter of Amara and had been following him since June 22nd 2006. They had even planned it,  marking the chair in which the police agent used to sit. The commando terrorist would enter the “w.c.” to put a mask on and to charge the gun and when going out, he would shoot the agent.



The same people had also followed the Basque philosopher and member of the platform Basta Ya Fernando Savater. Also there was information about some other police agents and a military man, whose car had been controlled and knew where he used to park it in the night.






LD, El Mundo.es.



Eeh, they are very peaceful, aren’t they?



This comes as EUROPOL has announced terrorist group ETA has reorganised itself during the truce and now it is capable enough to attack great objectives and had organised and coordinated itself against high-level objetives. The report also defines the responsible criminals of kale borroka (street fight) as “organised and independent groups formed by young sympathisers of ETA who, following the gang’s instructions, attack objectives using technics of urban guerilla“. They have counted 144 acts of this nature both in Spain and France.

They also point out the rise in the activity of “the groups of nationalist-separatist Galizian [thugs]” in Portugal and in the Spanish frontier and points out that the independentist organizations were the ones who made the majority of the terrorist actions in European territory last year, making a total of 424.


The French anti-globalisation candidate José Bové has announced he supports the creation of a département of the French Basque Country, a long cherised dream by ETA terrorists&Co.


ABC.es

reports that two parties among the ones who founded Herri Batasuna

-ETA’s political party- figure in the Navarra’s Electoral council. The

parties are Eusko Abertzale Ekintza y LAIA Elkarlanean.


Last posts on De Juana:

  1. Otegi is freed as the prosecutors retire the accusation.
  2. Today’s demonstration 2.
  3. Today’s demonstration.
  4. Zapatero: “This is the first time a Government recognises that he has caved into ETA’s blackmail.
  5. Demonstration next Saturday.
  6. Friday’s protests and new developments.
  7. ETA victim Irene Villa leaves public life.
  8. Government sends the police to out the peaceful demonstrators.
  9. Pro-ETA terrorists’ supporters ask for more demands.
  10. De Juana is given the second grade for humanitarian reasons.
  11. De Juana will be freed for humanitarian reasons.
  12. AVT will be demonstrating next Saturday.
  13. ETA real victims, an intelligent quote and some stupid ones.
  14. Batasuna bans Amnesty International.

Luis, in Desde El Exilio, mentions the death threats PP council-woman Nerea Alzola is suffering.





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abril 11, 2007

Several terrorist attacks in the Maghreb

Several weeks ago I was writing about the Al-Qaeda new franchise in North Africa -in that case about the consequences for Spain-. And we had had the horrible proof these last days.



Moroccan police kills a terrorist and another one suicides himself in a persecution. After that, a female suicide terrorist has exploded the charge that she had tied to her body. Two policeman and a boy had been hurt in the explosion, according to police sources.



According to CNN:

Three suspected members of a terrorist group blew up themselves, and police shot a fourth after a chase in Casablanca’s al Fida neighborhood, security services said, according to Morocco’s state-run news agency, Maghreb Arabe Presse.

As police closed in on the suspects, one of them threatened police officers with a sword, pushing the officers to open fire, eventually killing him, said Casablanca governor Mokhtar Bekkali Kassimi.

The others blew themselves up — one apparently by accident during the escape, another while breaking through a police checkpoint, and the last, as police were pursuing him early Tuesday in al Fida, Kassimi said. The checkpoint explosion killed a policeman and wounded another, the governor added.

Security services had tracked the suspects thanks to an ongoing investigation stemming from the March 11 suicide bombing at an Internet cafe in the Sidi Moumen neighborhood, Kassimi said. (Watch how terrorism is on the rise in northern Africa Video)

In that incident, the shop owner had noticed two people logging on to a Web site that advocated terrorism, and they were “behaving in a violent manner,” MAP reported. When the shop owner threatened to call police, one of the suspects blew himself up. The other escaped, the agency said.

More than 30 suspects have been arrested so far, among them the man who escaped the bombed Internet cafe on March 11, MAP reported. All have appeared before a magistrate on terrorism-related charges.

Remember the explosion in a cyber café when its owner forbid two people to read Islamist websites. The Counter-terrorism blog underlines that “the most credible explanation for what happened last night -for the day of those explosions, not the last ones- is that the two terrorists wanted to consult Internet to receive their orders for an attack against another target.



The Moroccan Security forces are in red alert after the suicide terrorist attacks.





And then they want to go nuclear. And Socialist Candidate to the Canary Islands’ Autonomous Government has asked for respect for this measure, because “that is a part of the strategic alternatives of a neighbour country that merits as respect as any other” (h/t Bonobus). Looks like they want another Iran but now just here, just around the corner…



And today nearly 25 people had been killed and more than 220 hurt in Algeria after two explosions, one aimed against the Primer Minister and another one against a police station. [Don’t worry, WaPo calls them “insurgents“].



By the way, according to Le Monde:

L’attaque de mardi attribuée aux islamistes intervient à cinq mois des élections législatives, où le Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD, islamiste modéré, dénoncé par les groupes djihadistes) est donné pour favori. Selon le récit de la police marocaine, les événements de mardi ont débuté au petit matin, alors que les forces de l’ordre encerclaient une maison où quatre hommes suspectés de préparer de nouveaux attentats passaient la nuit, dans le quartier populaire de Hay Farah.


Translation: The attack on Tuesday blamed on Islamists, happened 5 months before the legislative elections, when the Justice and Development Party (PJD, “moderate” Islamist, denounced by the Jihadist groups) is the favourite. According the Moroccan Police, what happened on Tuesday, happened in the morning, as the police surrounded the home where the 4 suspects were to prepare new attacks, in the popular district of Hay Farah.





The attacks were a devastating setback for the North African nation’s efforts to close the chapter on its Islamic insurgency that has killed 200,000 people. After years of relative calm, the al-Qaida affiliate recently has recently waged several smaller attacks in the oil- and gas-rich nation.



According to Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera, a spokesman for al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they were carried out by three suicide bombers in trucks packed with explosives. The spokesman said the bombers targeted three sites: the government headquarters in Algiers and the Interpol offices and a special police forces building in the suburb of Bab Ezzouar.

[foto de la noticia]

The Al Qaeda Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the bombings in an Internet statement, which also included a claim of responsibility for attacks in neighboring Morocco and pictures of three “martyrs”.






ABC.es, El Mundo.es, Le Monde.es, Corriere della Sera, Deustche Welle, FT.com, Google News, Der Spiegel.



Of course, Spain is also worried about possible attacks (Counterterrorism Blog):

The Spanish ministry of Foreign Affairs recently sent a note to its embassies in the Maghreb inviting them to:

Take “all necessary precautions”

To raise the level of alert in the consulates, and companies w/ Spanish stakes.

Why these measures???

A relatively new terrorist structure, named the “Organization for Liberation of Andalusia” (OLA) is said to be ready to strike against Spanish interests in the Maghreb.

About OLA:

1 year ago, the OLA issued a statement on the web in Algeria, inviting Al Qaeda elements:

To go to Iraq

To carry out the “jihad” in Andalusia against the “apostate State” “to liberate Sebta and Melilla” [two Spanish enclaves near Morocco]

This call is intended “to declare a long war with Spain by creating a powerful front” and not “to carry out a few operations”

Not very amazing, but has anyone heard about this??? Has La Primera mentioned this??



Spanish State Secretary for Security, Mr. Camacho, has stated that “we should pay attention to the suicide attacks in Casablanca“, but has denied that the Government had activated any special measures.



Algerian writer Mohammed Sifaoui, author of “Combatting the Islamist terrorism“, considers that Al-Qaeda wants to unite [federate] some violent salafist movements in North Africa, as a way to strike both there and in Europe.



But this is the very best of all:

Alors que les autorités ont présenté l’attentat de mars comme un “produit purement marocain”, le politologue marocain Mohammed Darif qualifie les kamikazes de “salafistes djihadistes” endoctrinés pour servir de martyrs. “Je ne dis pas qu’ils sont membres d’Al-Qaida, mais tout tend à montrer que nous sommes face à un réseau organisé qui vise le Maroc et dont les têtes pensantes ont des liens avec l’étranger”, analyse-t-il. A ses yeux, la montée dans l’opinion du PJD répond à la stratégie de la monarchie marocaine visant à intégrer ces islamistes modérés pour contrer les djihadistes.

When all the Moroccan authorities have rushed to present the attack last Tuesday as “Purely Moroccan product“, the Moroccan politologue Mohammed Darif considers that the kamikazes are “jihadist salafists“, indoctrinated to serve as martyrs. “I am not saying they are from Al-Qaeda, but everything has shown us that there is an organised base in Morocco but whose thinking brains have foreign links“, he analyses. In his eyes, this is a move from the Moroccan Monarchy who seeks to integres the moderate Islamists to win over the Jihadists.



Others writing about this: Algeria: Clarity and Resolve. The Jawa Report.



Atlas Shrugs, , has more.



Extreme Centre.org cites Walid Phares: “This is an additional evidence that the War on Terror is global and not linked directly and exclusively to U.S. Foreign Policy. The Jihadists in Algeria are targeting Algerians from all backgrounds while there are no US troops in that country. It is a struggle that began before 9/11 and is resuming today“. He also says “In the current debate on the War on Terror, and while voices in the US Congress -as well as in the European Parliament- have called for banning the term “Global War on Terror,” the attacks in Algeria today demonstrate (with blood and statements) that many in the West haven’t yet understood the Global aim of the Jihadists. In my book, I argue that the War of Ideas has to be won at home first, so that the Global Conflict with the Jihadist can be won as well“.



Sarkozy: “The main terrorist menace to France comes from Algeria“. [link in Spanish]



Christian Science Monitor:

Political parties based on religion are banned in Morocco, but parties with “an Islamic reference” are permitted to run in elections as long as they follow the monarchy’s rules. That means acknowledging the authority of the king and submitting to election laws that make it impossible for any one group to dominate the parliament. Some groups are participating in elections and gaining limited political power, while others reject the system entirely but maintain grass-roots support.

“In the Islamic world, the Islamist movements are close to the people because the governments aren’t there. The people go with the Islamists. In every small place, every alley, there is [The] Justice and Charity Organization,” in Morocco, which rejects political participation, says Mohammed Darif, a political science professor at the Hassan II University in Mohammedia, Morocco. “Any Islamist group that supports the government will lose their popular support.”

Another group, The Justice and Development Party, is taking a different route. It is the third-largest political party in the Moroccan parliament and the leading group with an “Islamic reference.” It is expected to garner even more seats in parliamentary elections planned for September.


El Confidencial.com: Spanish firms with interests in Argelia are taking precautions after the Al-Qaeda attacks.



El Mundo: Policemen find in Argelia 500 kilos of dynamite near the house of the security state director. [El Economista.es]



Algeria bombings Raise Terror Fears in Europe. France is looking closer [everyone knows about French involvement in Iraq].



More on Counterterrorism Blog:

We bring good news to the larger Islamic nation and, in particular,

to our mujahideen brothers concerning the execution of special type of an operation for the very first time… We say to the apostates and their lords among the crusaders: behold the young Muslim men who are coming to you, behold those who cherish death more than life itself, and cherish martyrdom the same way that you cherish your corrupt lifestyle. We shall not put away our swords and we shall never live in peace until every last Muslim land is set free from the crusaders, the apostates, and the collaborators… O’ Allah, attack the Jews and Christians and their apostate collaborators and bring victory to the mujahideen everywhere
.”

Increasing evidence gathered by Western intelligence agencies seems to also suggest that Al-Qaida’s forces in Algeria are playing in role in fomenting Islamist violence in neighboring Morocco. If accurate, this would be the first official indication that the GSPC is actively seeking targets outside the borders of Algeria.


More on Michelle Malkin. She links to the Times:

The scenes in Algiers were grimly reminiscent of the terrorist war that

cost up to 200,000 lives between 1992 and 1998. That came after the

first multiparty elections since the country gained independence from

France in 1962. The army moved in to halt the poll when it became clear

that an Islamic party was on the way to victory and the military

quelled terrorist activity ruthlessly.

More about Morocco: The Daily Standard (h/t Barcepundit):

In their new book “Quand le Maroc sera islamiste” (When Morocco
will be Islamist), journalists Nicolas Beau and Catherine Graciet paint
a very bleak albeit realistic picture of the Kingdom. Indeed, one of
the top French anti-terrorism officials, cited by Beau and Graciet,
recently stated that Morocco is by far the most worrying country in
North Africa. The official’s comparison: “today, Morocco is 1916
Russia.” Also, according to Spanish anti-terror judge Baltazar Garzon:
“Morocco is the worst terrorist threat for Europe.” He estimated that
the al Qaeda-linked cells number more than 100 and that at least 1,000
terrorists are now being actively sought by Moroccan authorities.

In fact, Western intelligence agencies fear specific attacks on Western
interests in the country. Some are even warning of a “terrorist
tsunami.”


According to an article in the Algerian daily L’Expression, partially translated by The Croissant,
the CIA recently beefed up its presence in Morocco and Algeria. Also,
right before this latest incident, Moroccan authorities had closed in
on an armed group that was preparing its own attack. The group was
composed of 21 Algerians, eight of whom were subsequently arrested–the
others are still on the run.


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La prueba de que Al-Qaeda ha comenzado a operar a través de su franquicia del Norte de África la hemos tenido estos últimos días en Marruecos y en Argelia.

En Marruecos, la policía ha abortado un atentado suicida en el que han participado 4 terroristas (1 muerto por la policía y otros, una mujer y un hombre, se han suicidado, el 4º está huido). Pero lo interesante es que se produce a 5 meses de las “elecciones” en las que parte como favorito el Partido de la Justicia y del Desarrollo, “islamista moderado“, con los que quiere pactar el rey Mohamed VI para frenar a los islamistas. Las autoridades marroquíes niegan que sea islamista este atentado y dice que “es un producto marroquí“.

En  Argelia, 30 personas han sido ASESINADAS y más de 150 (decían antes que 220) han sido gravemente heridas, por la rama de Al-Qaeda en el Norte de África.

Pero si lo anterior es un horror, España está amenazada por un nuevo grupo terrorista islámico, según The Counterterrorism Blog:

Una relativamente nueva estructura llamada la “Organización para la Liberación de Andalucía” (OLA) que ha dicho estar preparada para atacar los intereses españoles en el Magreb.

Sobre el OLA:

Hace un año, el OLA hizo un comunicado en la web, invitando a los elementos de Al Qaeda:

Para ir a Irak

Para llevar a cabo la “jihad” en Andalucía contra el “Estado apóstata” “para liberar Ceuta y Melilla“.

Esta llamada tiene por objeto “para declarar una guerra larga contra España creando un frente poderoso” y no “sólo algunas pocas operaciones”.

Moratinos ya ha advertido a las embajadas y/o consulados que tomen las medidas oportunas.



Los del No a la Guerra, ¿a qué están esperando para ir en contra de la guerra de Afganistán? Ah que no, que ellos siguen con Iraq y el PP tiene la culpa…







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marzo 27, 2007

Bolivian middle class not happy with Morales

Filed under: Bolivia — Nora @ 7:17 pm

I posted yesterday about Bolivian President Evo Morales’ intention to be in power till 2018. Today I have found this article in Christian Science Monitor in which they explain the Bolivian citizens exodus mostly from middle-class.

(Photograph)

Like scores of his friends and family, Cesar Torrio (photo, right), a lawyer in Cochabamba, voted for change – for Evo Morales in Bolivia’s presidential election in December of 2005. “We all wanted change,” says Mr. Torrio, “and Evo was the only one who could bring it.”

Now he shakes his head. “This is not what we wanted. He is re-creating a nation with just one identity.”

President Morales, an Aymara Indian and former coca-leaf grower, ushered in a new era of hope in Bolivia, quickly becoming a symbol of the poor in his alpaca sweater and promising a new nation for the long-oppressed indigenous majority. Across Bolivia the indigenous celebrated the promises they had fought so long for: a new constitution, control of natural resources, and a shift away from free-market policies in a nation where two-thirds of the population still lives in poverty.

But the indigenous were not the only ones to rejoice. Thousands of middle-class voters, who were tired of the deep divisions in the country, reached out for a figure they likened to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Analysts say that without their support, Morales could not have won 54 percent of votes.

Today, some of those voters are questioning their choice. While Morales remains a popular president, lawyers, teachers, police officers, and taxi drivers interviewed across the country claim he is governing for the indigenous only and say they disagree with his policies. Many are going to Spain. Others wonder where they fit within the “new Bolivia.”

“It is impossible to understand [Morales’s large mandate] if you don’t see what the vote of middle class was,” says Gonzalo Chavez, a political analyst at Catholic University in La Paz. “Many people feel like he is losing the middle. In Bolivia we don’t have a huge middle class. … but politically it is very important, and has a lot of influence in public opinion.”

The exodus to Spain is booming [link in Spanish] as next April is going to be applied a new visa by which immigrants will have to be provided with a job contract and the employer will have to pay Social Security. There are 300 people asking for visas per day and around 250 actually given per day. This visa is already applied to people from Colombia or Peru. [I wonder why it is not applied to pther nationals? Especially Maghrebis…].


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marzo 24, 2007

Allliance of Civilizations’ news for today

Filed under: Derechos Humanos,Islamismo,Nigeria,Sudan,violencia — Nora @ 1:13 am

BosnewsLife.it h/t Kattolikko Pensiero:

A major Christian rights group has expressed concern that Muslim militants in Nigeria are increasingly kidnapping Christian children to convert them to Islam, BosNewsLife monitored Tuesday, March 20.

Also from BosnewsLife.it h/t Kattolikko Pensiero:

Christians in north-eastern Nigeria on Thursday, March 22, mourned the death of Oluwatoyin Olusase, a Christian teacher who was killed by Muslim pupils at a secondary school for allegedly desecrating the Koran.

From Sudanese Thinker h/t Sandmonkey:

March 20, 2007 (KHARTOUM) – Two Sudanese women have been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery after a trial in which they had no lawyer and which used Arabic, not their first language, the rights group Amnesty International said.

March 22, 2007 (KHARTOUM) – Two ethnic African women from Darfur have been sentenced to death by stoning for committing adultery, while their male partners escaped punishment, a human rights activist said Thursday.

Sudanese Thinker has also written a post about what to do about it.

Portuguese blog O Insurgente has also looked upon this horrible case.

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En Nigeria, varios grupos de Defensa de los Derechos Humanos han declarado estar preocupados sobre el incremento de niños cristianos que son secuestrados para convertirlos al Islam. Asimismo y también en Nigeria, varios cristianos han asistido a un acto en homenaje de Oluwatoyin Olusase, una profesora cristiana asesinada por sus alumnos musulmanes porque decían que había desecrado el Corán.

En Sudán, dos mujeres han sido condenadas a muerte por lapidación acusadas de adulterio, después de un juicio en el que no han tenido abogado y en el que se usó el árabe cuando no era su primera lengua. Sus parejas masculinas han escapado todo castigo. Si quereis ayudar podeis ir aquí[en inglés] y mandar la carta que contiene a, entre otros, el Parlamento sudanés y la embajada sudanesa en Washington. No sé cuál será el mail de la embajada sudanesa en España. SI alguien lo sabe puede dejarlo en comentarios.


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marzo 22, 2007

Otegi is freed after Prosecutor withdraws acussation

Filed under: blogosfera,ETA,PP,PSOE,Spain,terrorismo,terroristas,Zapatero — Nora @ 9:52 pm

Spanish Penal Code (Organic Law Nov 23rd, 1995), Article 18.1, paragraph 2nd:

Apology is, to the effects of this Code, the exposition, before a group of people or by any MSM, of ideas or ideologies that praise the crime or its author. Apology will only constitute a crime as a way of provocation and, if by its nature and circumstances is a direct incitement to commit a crime.

On 2001 Otegi gave a speech in which he praised the gudari (“Basque soldier“) Olaia Castresana who was killed by the explosion of the bomb which she was going to explode on next days. He also told young people on the meeting to follow her example.

The criminal process to judge him for these facts had been postponed on several occassions.

The day was fixed for yesterday. But Otegi was not in the trial. When asked, he said that he could not reach Madrid because of the weather.

The President of the Tribunal asked the Police to make sure that these circumstances were true. And he sent the Police to catch him.

The trial was held but:

The Prosecutor of the National Court Fernando Burgos has retired the accusation against the speaker of the illegalised Batasuna Arnaldo Otegi, for whom the Prosecutor’s office was asking for 15 months of jail in the provisional accusation based on a crime of praising ETA terrorist Olaia Castresana. That supposses his acquittal because of the retirement of the accusation and the archive of the cause, as there were no other accused part in the process.

This Prosecutor was the same one who asked only for the 2nd grade to De Juana Chaos.

Spanish Justice Minister Bermejo has declared that this is a normal decision and the PP critics are just interested. PP politicians have declared that this is a humiliation for the State.

Rueda de prensa de Pernando Barrena y Marije Fullaondo en San Sebastián. (Foto: EFE)

Rueda de prensa de Pernando Barrena y Marije Fullaondo en San Sebastián. (Foto: EFE)

Pernando Barrena, the speaker from illegalised Batasuna, has accused the Government of not fulfilling the “signed” obligations to easy the truce that ETA declared just a year ago. “We know the ones who signed that agreement”, he has pointed out the “political agents”, included ETA, should be responsible, and “easy the dialogue”. Also here.

Today a concentration is being held before the State General Prosecutor. The Police has proceed to identify the people who had arrived there first.

Law Association Tomás Moro has iniciated a criminal action against the State General Prosecutor, Mr. Conde-Pumpido, and the Prosecutor in charge of Otegi’s case, Burgos. h/t El Cerrajero.

Also blogging about this: Desde el Exilio, Libertad Hispánica, Benevolencia del Cervecero, Criterio, 1812, Elentir, Maya.

Muslims, threats and niqab

Filed under: Alemania,Derechos Humanos,Spain — Nora @ 12:56 pm

From Deustche Welle:

A group of former Muslims in Germany who formed a non-religious society have been sent threatening letters, pronouncing them “fit for death.”

Mina Ahadi, an Iranian-born woman, founded the society in Cologne with 10 sympathizers several weeks ago and called it the National Council of Ex-Muslims. At the end of February she called a news conference in Berlin to publicly pronounce herself non-Islamic.

The police have assigned plainclothes bodyguards to protect her ever since.

“I’m a target,” said Ahadi, 50. She said members of her society had received letters telling them they would be shot in the back. When she went online with a fierce attack on Islamic organizations, somebody circulated a statement suggesting she was fit to be killed, she said.

[…] Referring to practices many Germans believe are typical of Islam, she said, “We’ll stop honor killings, stop people being stoned to death… We want to make clear that the three million to three and a half million people from Islamic nations who live in Germany are people first and foremost, and should not be branded primarily as ‘Muslim,’” she said.

Ahadi — whose husband was executed by the Islamic rulers of Iran —is demanding that Germany do more to help women and girls, who she claims are oppressed, even in Germany, by “political Islam.”

“The girls are not allowed to have boyfriends,” she said. “They are forced to marry. They have to wear headscarves. If they get pregnant and are not married, people call them sluts,” she said.

Nur Gabbari, 40, a former Muslim and refugee from Iran who is on the society’s committee, said he knew it was dangerous to form such a group.

But we cannot just stand on the sidelines and watch what religion is doing to people,” he said.

And this is the real problem: is the West doing what is necessary to stop “political Islam“? The answer is NO. And why? That is the real question.

At least the German police is helping them…

It is very curious that after some politicians and people have denounced the use of niqab in Spain (h/t: Chesk), the leftists have run to point out that “nuns wear a veil” -without considering even that no security problems arise from that fact- and that “people who oppose both niqab and burqa were meddling in another religion“, without even considering that, if you come to the West, you have to know that there are some requisites, including security ones, who must be fulfilled by all, even immigrants. They have even protested about schools who oblige their pupils to wear skirt!! Of course, if you were a skirt, people are going to have difficulty in identifying you and a terrorist can be dressed as that to escape policemen in controls ;D….

Muslim women using niqad in Alcobendas, Madrid. According to the paper edition of ElMundo newspaper, they go to check at a counter where they do not have to speak to anyone and, when asked who were they coming from, they rushed away, although afterwards, they murmured “Saudi Arabia”. They don’t know Spanish at all. Conclusion: what a marvellous integration!!

Muslim women, one using hijab and other using niqab, in Vic (Barcelona).

So, I insist: why are there so many Westerners who hate so much Western values and do not defend them at all? (more…)

marzo 17, 2007

Spanish demonstrations: update

Filed under: ETA,libertad de pensamiento,Spain,terrorismo — Nora @ 11:51 pm

Today there have been several demonstrations, but two of them have been more important than the rest.

Flag of Navarra

In Navarra, demonstrators were protesting against the lack of clarity the Government has shown regarding Batasuna’s proposition of merging Navarra into a mega-Basque Country Autonomous Community. According to the Government Delegate, there has been 73,000 people and according to the Autonomous Police, 103,000. The demonstration had a clearly happy character, of celebration, which was boosted by the songs which the speakers uncesantly played.

Demonstration in Navarra

The slogan was “Fuero -traditional Navarra’s Laws- and Freedom: Navarra is not negotiable”:

Of course, the central Government has said this demonstration was an idiot thing, “Because Navarra is not negotiable”. The problem is, Zapatero did not clearly said that at a radio interview last week.

(ABC.es, El Mundo, LD)

Otegi has stated today that the “proposal of the “abertzale” left does not sell Navarra“.

Others blogging: Elentir, Batiburrillo.

By the way, ETA has begun again the extorsion to firms and businessmen in Basque Country. The reason? They do not have money. The quantities are between 60,000 and 70,000 €.

Then there has been a demonstration in Madrid to protest for the Iraqi war. The organization has said 400,000 people have gone.

Elentir also blogs this demonstration:

In the demonstration held today in Madrid PSOE (socialists) made, they have asked for the ilegalization of the Popular Party (center-right), as Radio COPE has reported a while ago. The radio has also remarked the presence of some portraits of the Russian dictator and genocide Lenin. Moreover, a lot of unconstitutional II Republic flags has been seen, as even the pro-Government newspaper El País has reported.

No to Iraqi war, yes to Lenin?

Photo from Díaz Villanueva blog.

They have also called for the closure of Guantanamo.

Cinema Director Almodóvar in anti-war demonstration

(ABC.es, El Mundo)


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marzo 15, 2007

France-Spain-Morocco-Algeria update

Filed under: Argelia,economía,Francia,Spain,Zapatero — Nora @ 2:07 pm

Some days ago I wrote about Argelia raises the gas as Zapatero supports Morocco about Western Sahara. Those news were already very worrying: to leave Saharuis alone when they most need Spanish support, in their need to be free and decide freely upon their future, is #€€|[]{}_@ (I really do not have sufficient strong words for that). But today I discovered a new bad news -as if those weren’t already bad-:

From The Australian [it’s curious: these news appear in Australia and are under-reported here]:

MOROCCO and Spain vowed overnight to work together to bore a tunnel under the Strait of Gibraltar to link Africa and Europe. Moroccan experts say the long-mooted 39km rail tunnel would be among the world’s most sophisticated engineering works and rival the Channel Tunnel linking England and France.

“We will deploy the necessary effort to achieve this project or at least put it on the right track,” Moroccan Prime Minister Driss Jettou said.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who completed a two-day official visit to Rabat overnight, shared Mr Jettou’s optimism and called the plan an “historic project”.

Mr Zapatero pledged to drum up European Union support for a project he said “would change Africa and Europe”.

“The fixed link would bind the African continent to Europe.

Support for the project reflected how warm ties between Rabat and Madrid have become under Mr Zapatero’s Socialist government. Four cooperation accords were also signed, including one on cracking down on illegal migration of children.

h/t A Western Heart.

So, if Spain did not have problems with (i) illegal immigration and (ii) drugs illegal imports (mainly hachisch) from Morocco, now they are building a train line!!!!

Anyway, just after the raise of natural gas prices Argelia is going to apply Spain -please read the above link-, I found at Instict de Survie (link on French) that Sarkozy has priviledged a partnership between GDF (Gaz de France, the most important natural gas firm from France) and the Algerian natural gas producer Sonatrach in a merger with Suez, to “reinsure the French supply of gas”, according to the ex-minister for Industry, Patrick Devedjian.

Someone asked the other day what was our main targets in foreign policy: just destroy everything that has been created before March 14th, 2004. A very thing to do on the 3rd anniversary of Zapatero’s coming to power.

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Si lo de traicionar a los saharauis no era suficientemente malo, encima Zapatero se ha comprometido a construir un túnel de ferrocarril que una Marruecos y España. Y encima lo ha celebrado diciendo que “es un proyecto histórico” y “que cambiará África y Europa”.

Y ha terminado añadiendo que “pedirá que la UE dé su aprobación”. La UE estará encantada de que España tenga otro coladero de inimgrantes ilegales y de importación de drogas… salvo si Francia, aliado muack, muack, de Marruecos da su consentimiento…

El caso es que aprovechando que nosotros estamos peleados con Argelia, Sarkozy ha viajado a Argelia para firmar un acuerdo estratégico entre Gaz de France [la compañía gasística francesa más importante Y estatal] y Sonatrach, la productora de gas argelino.

Vamos de mal en peor…. 😦


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marzo 2, 2007

Government sends the police to out the peaceful demonstrators

Filed under: antizp,ETA,Spain,terrorismo,terroristas,Zapatero — Nora @ 3:51 pm

People were yesterday demonstrating against De Juana in front of the Interior Ministry (HT: Elentir). Some images:

The police changed their helmets and hard vests for baseballs caps and normal attire and everyone clapped at them.

But someone grew up nervous of this people and sent the police to out them -they wanted to sleep there protesting the measure, some even stay days outside the Ministry-: video:

So thanks for calling him a terrorist to LGF (HT: Patria Libertad), something BBC or the Times did not do: he is just a “hunger-striker“.

Results: some other prisoners (10) are also on hunger-strike asking the Government for his release: why De Juana and not them?

In the end, the life of PP councilman Miguel Ángel Blanco -who was killed by ETA terrorists, because Aznar Government did not accept their blackmail- is worth less (from Kantor, HT: Kasulibes) than that of De Juana. A faithful servant and good citizen is worth less than a serial killer and a terrorist.

Someone is surprised?

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A mis lectores españoles: leed por favor el artículo de Kantor. Es muy bueno.


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Eurovision Contest wants to ban Israel song

I wrote yesterday that the Israelis were presenting a song called Push the Button in which they mocked the Islamofascism. Well, the Eurovision Contest wants to ban it (HT: JW):

Eurovision’s organizers have already begun to consider banning Teapacks from the competition. “It’s absolutely clear that this kind of message is not appropriate for the competition,” contest organizer Kjell Ekholm said. “We’ll have all the delegation leaders here in Helsinki next week, and I’m sure we’ll talk about this case within the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] group.”

Click here to listen to the song.

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Ayer escribí que los israelíes han llevado a Eurovisión una canción titulada “Push the Button”, o lo que es lo mismo, “Da al botón”. Los de Eurovisión la quieren prohibir porque no es “apropiada para el Festival“. Ummm, sí, claro…

Si quieres ver la noticia en español, mira en el Rejunte.il.


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