Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Muslims Are Oppressed In Europe, Claims Amnesty International

Amnesty International, which is of course one of those prominent leftist NGOs that spend an inordinate amount of time castigating Israel, has issued a report castigating Europe's attitude to Muslims.  Says the blurb:
'Muslims across Europe belong to many different ethnic groups and follow diverse cultural, religious or traditional practices. They are discriminated against for different reasons, including their religion or belief, ethnicity and gender. This report highlights discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief and illustrates some of its consequences. Restrictive dress-code policies and legislation are enforced in several states. Muslims, and especially Muslim women, who express their cultural or religious background by wearing specific forms of dress or symbols have been denied employment or excluded from classrooms.'
Says an official press release embargoed until this morning: 
'European governments must do more to challenge the negative stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims fuelling discrimination especially in education and employment, a new report by Amnesty International reveals today....
.... Marco Perolini, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination [observes]
“Rather than countering these prejudices, political parties and public officials are all too often pandering to them in their quest for votes.”....'
That Amnesty has produced this report will no doubt fuel allegations that it is, albeit unwittingly, helping to advance the propagandistic, political, and demographic agenda of those Arab regimes who aim to bring Europe closer to the Arabist viewpoint, if not to the Islamist one of suborning Europe under a Caliphate.

Discrimination against a person because of his or her religious beliefs is, of course, unsconscionable.  But so long as Islam is associated in the public mind with the subjugation of the female sex and of non-Muslims, with a barbaric penal code, with proselytisation of and contempt for "infidels", and, dare I say it, with acts of terror worldwide, so-called Islamophobia is likely to continue.

Meanwhile, I look forward to the day when an agency of the Jeddah-based OIC produces a report highlighting the oppression of Christians and other religious minorities in far too much of the Islamic world.

Update: See this important article on the OIC, Europe, and antisemitism


  1. This is good
    Israel’s ‘right’ to hit Iran goes viral

    also Tim Blair cover the bizarre “pinkwashing” movement.

  2. These are good

  3. i saw it publicized on the BBC when reporter called Razia Iqbal went to France to talk to Muslim women there.

  4. Every time I mention this I'm shouted down as an insane neo Nazi mental case but I am telling you Islamic Autonomous Zones are coming to western Europe and not in 20 or 30 years but within a decade. Europe has given up. Not just to radical Islam but to everything. It wants it's warm dinner, comfy benefits and long vacations and it doesn't care if the whole thing comes apart at every nail.

    1. Isn’t that already happening?
      No-Go Zones for Non-Muslims Multiplying All Over Europe

    2. Hirsi Ali and Melanie Phillips have been saying the same for a long time, so you are in good company (and you are not insane, a neo nazi or a mental case). Europe deserves sharia and has earned it with its millenia of barbaric jew hatred. I can't wait to watch the takeover on tv.