Thursday, January 10, 2008

Progress Report: Summary

Politeia: "Euro Police Convention Duped by Balkan Terror Threat" - BLOG BURST -

The 11th European Police Congress, to be held in Berlin on 29-30th January is the target of a Balkan Al Qaeda franchise. The convention will be inaugurated by Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security. The second item on the agenda is "Global, European and National threats by Terrorists: National Concepts to face the Challenge."

In a programming note (bottom Programme section) it is advised that one of the speakers, Dr Darko Trifunovic - a maverick young investigator from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies - will not be able to attend due to "pressure and death threats" made against him by radical groups that are under his investigation. He has decided not to "expose himself and the congress to further danger." (...) >>>

Updated: 12th Jan. 2008

Updated: 20th Jan. 2008 - The Jawa Report: "Bosnian Islamist Website Posts Death Threats, Gets Hacked"


Part 1 "The Simple Truth" in the series of posts titled "Progress Report" looks at the reasons behind the current aggressive self-assertion that is taking place within the Islamic world, in particular where the virulent anger and hatred towards those outside it, ultimately stems from.

The short take is that Islam - as a non-secular religion that sees as its teleological fulfillment the domination of the world in a global Ummah - cannot psychologically cope with the fact that events on the ground during the last millennium or so, point in the very opposite direction. As a result they feel humiliated and offended to the core. The current upsurge might well be identified as the last chance of fulfilling the destiny. It is, after all the third such attempt, the 3rd Jihad.

Psychologists can explain how Muslims deal with that gaping discrepancy and the unremitting cognitive dissonance as a result of it. But the distortion of reality stemming from the psychological coping devices of paranoia and projection - externalising blame and avoiding responsibility at all cost - do not help in solving the sheer intractable problems that are by now felt by everyone.

Part 2 "Plugging the Holes Against Reality" posits the case of Iran, that sees wiping Israel off the map as a short cut to the fulfilment of the Islamic destiny. Shi'ite myth thereto requires the coming of the twelth Imam, an event that will be accelerated by the apocalyptic destruction of the enemy. In the Western atmosphere of appeasement and growing antisemitism throwing the rabid dog a bone, is no longer a taboo.

The ethically neutral stance that Western politicians are trying to maintain, is a philosophical myth as well as a deal with the devil. In the choice between food or poison, the middle of the road is death. Misguided? Yes, to say the least. Harmless? No. But more trouble is ahead.

Even more vigorously enforced is the idea that lumping innocent Muslims with their co-religionist terrorist counterparts is an act of unfairness and a line that will not be crossed. But at this point the reasoning is reversed, and the terrorists are lumped with the innocent. This fallacy has five fatal consequences.

Politicians and voters abdicate the moral choice between the innocent and the terrorists; 2. as a consequence the terrorists get a free pass; 3. the innocent, thus lumped together with the radicals, do not get the support they need to distance themselves from the radicals. They have no other choice than to submit to them, caught in the multicultural ghetto; 4. what's worse, any chance of reforming Islam from within is hence forfeited; 5. Westerners, seeing it their duty to defend the values of liberal democracy against Sharia type onslaughts, as well as special privileges demanded by Muslims on the basis of religious beliefs, are harassed by the radical elements, as well as criminalised by their political representatives. In Europe the fallacy has been cast into law, thus insulating terrorists and radicals even from verbal critique.

Like the innocent Muslims - who are now lumped with the radical camp, like it or not - the defenders of Western values are caught between a rock and a hard place. They might seek protection from intimidation, directing appeals through the official channels, but not for long. The current tendency is blaming the victim. The reasoning goes along lines like "as it is well known that Muslims are easily inflamed, why offend them?" Next stop: free speech, turned penalized provocation! From the looks of it, far from conducting a war on terrorists, Europe has unleashed a wave of repression on the critics of jihad!

"Progress Report", "Plugging the Holes Against Reality" also lists two cases of men running foul of such legislation. Although the details are as yet scarce, one such case is an unapologetic Christian and patriotic blogger from England, Lionheart. He's running the risk of being clasped in irons the moment he sets foot on home soil, back from 'self-imposed' exile? What happened is as yet unclear, but one would assume he's committed murder and mayhem! Actually it would appear he's had a bit of a bust-up with a Muslim.

Part 3 "The Assault on the Rule of Law" brings up the matter of frivolous lawsuits brought against critics. It often results when money is no object. They may serve a secondary purpose: if the case is won, the advantage is favourable jurisprudence; if lost, the sued party is intimidated and diverted, and may hence serve as a lighted reminder to others like him.

The third instalment also lists the case of Dr Darko Trifunovic of the University of Belgrade who is conducting investigations into the origins, ambitions and operating methods of what he calls "White Al Qaeda", the home grown branch of the terrorist franchise organization in the various areas of the Balkans. It first took foothold in Bosnia-Herzegovina after the Western powers in the 90's conspired to allow Aghan war veterans to enter the territory. Since the Dayton Peace Accord Iranians as well as Saudi Wahhabis flooded the place with funds, overbearing mosques and subversive organizations, one of which has members throughout the Bosniak diaspora in Europe, Canada and the US.

Dr Darko Trifunovic has also found new links between Bosnia and terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the London and Madrid train bombings. Specifically mentioned are Mohammed Atta who coordinated the 9/11 outrage, and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Bosnian citizenship holder and war veteran, former Al Qaeda 'Operations Chief', who - according to Dr Darko Trifunovic - took over the leadership of the Al Qaeda media campaign ('the Committee') during the planning of the 9/11. Atta's place of residence before launching off to Hamburg and the US, was a Bosnian hamlet, 8 km outside Maglaj.

Dr Trifunovic up to now has been able to conduct his investigations from the ivory tower of the University of Belgrade in relative tranquility. When it transpired however he was invited as a forum speaker during the upcoming 11th Police Congress and the results of his research would thus become public, no methods have been shunned to intimidate him, discredit him as a person and as a scholar. With accusations of 'Srebrenica denial' and 'hate mongering' - references to laws prohibiting Holocaust denial and inciting racial hatred - attempts have been made to get him banned from the police convention; impersonations and cyber manipulation being but the least methods of choice to muzzle.

Apart from the personal injury done to Trifunovic himself, the public damage is two-fold: researchers are being harassed to prevent them from doing their jobs, interfering with the right of enquiry. The consequences of such actions on the academic level could well be considerable. The second part is even worse: the intimidation of officials conducting criminal enquiries, undercutting the rule of law, leading ultimately to mob rule.

The West's hazardous plans for the independence of Serbian province of Kosovo loom large. The ultimate purpose of the diplomatic exercise in brinkmanship is as yet covered in geopolitical nebula. "Never mind the Al Qaeda and Wahhabi influence, the Serbian heartland of Kosovo being subjected to the rule of the fifteen crime families of Albania who are up to their eyeballs involved in heroin trafficking; or that the current leader of Kosovo once led the bin Laden funded KLA, and the creation of an independent Greater Albania with its fingers in the annual $40 billion criminal drug trade steamrolling through the Balkans: it is a very progressive and enlightened ideal."

The series concludes that ... we can all go safely to sleep tonight - all is quiet on the Eastern front ...

Related files:
- The Balkan Caliphate
- Blog Censoring and Cyber Jihad
- Legal Jihad
- The Propaganda Hirabah: the Media War
- The Liberal Dictatorship: Legislating Surrogate Morality

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