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It’s A Hot Curvy Girl With Tatts On Stand-Up Bass Singing Lead Kind Of Sunday Night

by Bunk X ( 50 Comments › )
Filed under Art, Entertainment, Humor, Music, OOT, Open thread at May 6th, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Any band named HorrorPops gets my vote. There’s something inherently cool about a mashup between punk, psychobilly, hotrods and Denmark. Besides, they got a hot curvy girl with tatts on stand-up bass singing lead.

And speaking of hot curvy girls with tatts on stand-up bass singing lead, it’s time for a hot curvy stand-up edition of The Overnight Open Thread.

Erick Stakelbeck on Muslim Terror: August 2011

by 1389AD ( 69 Comments › )
Filed under Chechnya, Dhimmitude, Europe, Hamas, Hezballah, Islam, Islamic Invasion, Islamic Supremacism, Islamic Terrorism, Israel, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinians, Russia, UK at August 12th, 2011 - 8:31 am

Excellent piece by Erick Stakelbeck on Islam in the USA and Denmark.

On this week’s edition of Stakelbeck on Terror: CBN News shows Islam’s advance in the West and beyond…

The video cannot be embedded on Blogmocracy. Please watch it here at the Dailymotion.

Stakelbeck on Terror: August 9, 2011 – CBN.com by cbnonline

Yes, there are some CBN commercial interruptions. But it’s worth watching to learn about the Muslim Brotherhood in Chicago and NYC, Muslim infiltration in Denmark, sell land to a Jew in Ramallah and lose your life, Muslims threatening to invade Russian churches, and much more.

The Westergaard Foundation and Free Speech Campaign

by 1389AD ( 5 Comments › )
Filed under Censorship, Europe, Free Speech, Islamic Supremacism, Islamic Terrorism, Sharia (Islamic Law), Special Report at May 4th, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Originally posted at Gates of Vienna

Reprinted with permission.

Turban boom!The Danish artist Kurt Westergaard is best known for his iconic “Turban Bomb” cartoon, one of the twelve images of Mohammed which were first published back in 2005 in the newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Several months after the original publication, the twelve cartoons, augmented by additional images which were not part of the twelve (and at least one of which did not even depict Mohammed), were used as a pretext by Muslim provocateurs to incite mass riots abroad. Danish and Norwegian embassies in the Middle East were torched, and a number of people were killed.

The cartoonists were blamed for the violence, of course, rather than the crazed zealots who instigated and committed it. Those are the new rules of multicultural dhimmitude: when Muslims get mad at us and kill people, it’s our fault — even if all we do is draw cartoons.

In the years since, Kurt Westergaard has neither retired from the scene nor avoided further controversy, despite death threats and at least one attempt on his life. He has made the freedom of speech his driving cause, using his own experience as a warning about what everyone in the West will face if we continue to surrender to Islam and its politically correct allies.

Mr. Westergaard has recently formed a joint venture with Erik Guldager and Hans Erling Jensen to establish a new foundation for the purpose of promoting free speech. Hans Erling tells the story:

In connection with the establishment of The Westergaard Foundation we will launch the Free Press 2011 campaign.

It is all about the idea of Freedom of Expression, as expressed historically and administrated today. The intention is to create a discussion about the freedom of expression we in the West know today, and how we see it developing in the future under globalization and all the new challenges that this provides.

The concept

“Free Speech 2011” can be used as teaching material or as a framework for seminars, and for discussion forums in organizations, businesses, and institutions. During the development there will be established on-line help with direct contact to experts, where relevant questions are answered with elaboration on the topic.

The development team is happy to receive suggestions, reflections, and of course all kinds of adjustments. We are convinced that the debate about freedom of expression must necessarily be a living process that should never stop, lest we may lose it!

The initial funding will be raised by sales of signed prints of a new drawing by Mr. Westergaard, entitled “Free Speech”:

Kurt Westergaard — Free Speech (large)
(Click for a larger version)
Each drawing is signed by the artist and come with a certificate linking the buyer to the campaign Free Speech 2011.

Phyllis Chesler has a piece about the Westergaard Foundation at the NewsReal Blog. See Hans Erling’s site for more.

Look on our sidebar for the smaller version of the image with an accompanying PayPal icon to purchase your own signed copy.

The press release for Free Speech 2011 is below:

Kurt Westergaard establishes a fund!

The artist and cartoonist Kurt Westergaard is now establishing a fund to support free speech. The fund is based on the idea that freedom of expression is the cornerstone of democracy, crucial to a dynamic dialogue and development of society.

Kurt Westergaard, who has received numerous national and international awards for his position on free speech, now sells the personally signed print Free Speech for the purpose of financing the Fund — The Westergaard Foundation. A fund for artists and other creative people who are suffering from violence or persecution because of their expressions!

State leaders, Nobel laureates, artists, and especially ordinary people from many parts of the world have in recent years honored and supported Kurt Westergaard, and thus recognised the importance of his persistence and beliefs.

Kurt Westergaard has with the drawing Free Speech, in his usual straightforward manner in colors and symbols, expressed free speech under difficult conditions. The drawing gives rise to reflection and imagination. The kind of imagination where Kurt Westergaard sees it as “the indomitable defender of freedom of expression.”

Once a year, the Board and an Advisory Board nominate five candidates for the prize: the Westergaard Award — a winner will be announced around November / December and a subsequent award ceremony is to take place.

The nominees will all be people who have shown the courage to stand up agains oppression. People who for example through poems, movies, by painting, singing, in theatrical or other artistic creativity showed persistence to remain true to their beliefs notwithstanding violence, prosecution, death threats, etc.

The Free Speech drawing will be sold in most parts of the world for the token price of €100. (US $150) to support the creation of the Fund.

A vendors list can be found at: www.galleri-draupner.dk and: www.eticha.dk

In a short time more can be read at: www.westergaardfoundation.com

The fund consists of a Board and a national and international Advisory Board whose members search around the world for people in the artistic and creative field who by their work have come at odds with a regime, belief, dictatorship or any other form of power that exposes the nominee to assault or threats.

Initially the Board will be composed as follows:

Hans Erling Jensen — Advisory Board
Farshad Kholghi — Advisory Board
Henryk Broder — Advisory Board

Press conference:

A press conference will be held on Monday the 2nd. of May 2011, at 10:00

The venue:

Gallery Draupner
Låsbyvej 15 8660

Please be aware that, among others for security reasons, only those reporters, photographers and TV crews can be admitted who pre-registered in writing. (Press Card to be presented).

Written enrollment:

Erik Guldager
Låsbyvej 15 8660 Skanderborg

Questions? Contact Erik Guldager tel +45 2467 7030


This project has been discontinued. See this article on Gates of Vienna for the explanation.

The Retrial and Persecution of Counterjihadist Lars Hedegaard

by 1389AD ( 17 Comments › )
Filed under Censorship, Free Speech, Islamic Supremacism, Political Correctness at May 3rd, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Gates of Vienna: A Danish Show Trial, Yet Again

Reprinted with permission.

As regular readers know, the Danish journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard was acquitted of “hate speech” back in January. His crime had been to make remarks about the propensity of Muslim men for committing rape within their families — not all that remarkable an assertion in our circles, but a punishable offense in Modern Multicultural Denmark.

The district prosecutor has decided to have another go, and the second trial of Lars Hedegaard begins tomorrow in Copenhagen. Below is a piece written for the occasion by the editor of Sappho.dk.

The Danish Show Trial against Lars Hedegaard to Resume

By Katrine Winkel Holm, Chief Editor of Sappho.dk

Lars HedegaardOn April 26 my colleague, the Danish author and historian Lars Hedegaard, President of the Danish Free Press Society and The International Free Press Society, will be back in court accused of “racism” for comments he made during a conversation on the Islamic treatment of women.

Without his permission the entire conversation was electronically disseminated, which provided his detractors with the opportunity to denounce him to the police.

The district prosecutor for Copenhagen and Bornholm jumped at the chance to get this prominent free speech advocate convicted of “racism” under Denmark’s infamous “hate speech” article 266b of the penal code but suffered defeat when the case came before the lower court at Frederiksberg in January this year. The judge did not believe that Hedegaard’s comments had been made with the intent of public dissemination, which is what the prosecutor must prove in order to secure a conviction under article 266b.

Unhappy with this setback, the state prosecutor appealed to the Eastern Superior Court in Copenhagen, where the retrial is scheduled to start at 1 pm on April 26 before a panel of three judges.

The trial is expected to last no more than two hours, which would appear to leave little time to deal with the subject matter — the Islamic view on women and the treatment they have suffered throughout the ages.

However, truth has no place in cases brought under article 266b. All that matters is whether Hedegaard’s observations — or the observations he is claimed to have made — have caused Muslims to feel hurt. Consequently, the defendant is not allowed to present evidence or call witnesses who might confirm his contention that the Islamic treatment of women is incompatible with the norms of a civilised society.

Lars Hedegaard’s case is just one in a long line of similar heresy trials that have been conducted throughout Europe for decades. Among the most notorious are the prosecutions of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff in Austria and Geert Wilders in Holland but there have been scores of similar cases that have received less public attention.

The reason for this judicial tsunami against outspoken Islam critics is not hard to find. It has become uncomfortably clear to ever-wider sections of the public that the official policies of free Muslim immigration, multiculturalism and cultural relativism have failed utterly. The European states are now faced with problems which their rulers have no idea how to solve. So instead of admitting that they have failed, they choose to silence those who point out that there are problems.

As Lars Hedegaard is prevented from talking about the real issue in court, he has used the time since his initial acquittal to write a book. Its title is Muhammad’s Girls: Violence, Murder and Rape in the House of Islam and it will be published the very day he is to appear in Superior Court.

Sappho has obtained permission from the publisher, The Free Speech Library, to translate and reprint Lars Hedegaard’s Foreword.


On January 24, 2011 I had the experience — for the first time in my life — of sitting in the dock of a Danish courtroom. The State Prosecutor for Copenhagen and Bornholm had resolved that I had violated Article 266b of the penal code by publicly threatening, ridiculing and denigrating a group of people.

And a very large group of people at that. Somewhere between 1.2 and 1.6 billion Muslims — or at least the male half of them — who the State Prosecutor thought had reason to feel so aggrieved that I ought to be punished for it.

Global harmony was under pressure so the prosecutor had told the press that he had taken great pains in preparing the case.

His thorough preparations resulted in an indictment where the following words — which he attributed to me — were highlighted as criminal:

“When a Muslim man rapes a woman, it is his right to do so. When Swedish girls are raped, mass rape etc., etc., there is nothing wrong with it viewed from an Islamic perspective that is their right. They rape their own children. You hear that time and again. Girls in Muslim families are raped by their uncles, their cousins or their father. Women have no value, they are not human beings. Their function is to be wombs — they bear the warrior’s offspring and create new warriors but apart from that … well they may be used for sexual purposes but other than that they have no value.”

To which the State Prosecutor added: “and the like”.

As my attorney proved in court, these words were not mine but the State Prosecutor’s retelling of a much larger line of argument taken out of context.

On top of that the judge could find no evidence that my characterisation of the Islamic concept of women had been uttered with the intent of public dissemination — which is what Article 266b requires for something to be punishable. Consequently I was acquitted. At least initially as the prosecutor decided to appeal the verdict.

What remains it the prosecutor’s contention that all the words he had placed between his quotation marks were in fact denigrating and therefore punishable. So let us assume that I actually had spoken precisely as claimed by the prosecutor and done so publicly or had written it and disseminated it far and wide. Would I have been convicted? That is what many of those who have commented on the outcome of the trial believe, which is why they reject the contention that my acquittal may be seen as a victory for free speech.

For reasons I shall not dwell on in this context, I maintain that is was a victory, but I can well understand why others might view it differently.

I any event the case does pose a number of important questions: On what grounds does the State Prosecutor decide that somebody has a valid reason to feel hurt? Is it enough for somebody to call the police and claim to be offended on behalf of some group or other, whereupon the State Prosecutor presses charges? No, there are criteria, as the Director of Public Prosecutions, Joergen Steen Soerensen expressed in a letter from August 2010 to Sappho.dk’s Chief Editor, Katrine Winkel Holm:

“The core area of the provision [Article 266b] is statements to the effect that the group in question generally lacks value as human beings, liken them to animals in addition to gross and utterly non-factual [usaglige], generalised claims of serious criminality, negative personality traits and an immoral and offensive way of life.”

When one reads the Director of Public Prosecutions’ remark about “the group in question [that] generally lacks value as human beings”, it is easier to understand why he considers the words attributed to me in the indictment as offensive. He evidently believes that it is I who thinks that Islam’s “women have no value, they are not human beings” and that it is I who wants to deprive them of human value, place them on an equal footing with animals etc.

That would be a bold interpretation. I believe that women, as concerns rights, chances in life and claims to be respected, are or ought to be absolutely equal to men regardless of their religion or where in the world they were born.

So it is not my view on women that is reflected in the indictment but the view on women that I think can be derived from Islamic holy scripture, which has manifested itself throughout Islamic history and which is still being advocated by the most influential Islamic scholars.

It may also be that the Director of Public Prosecutions and the State Prosecutor for Copenhagen and Bornholm actually have understood that the indictment does not reflect my attitude towards Muslim women but Islam’s own. In that case, they must view this interpretation of Islam as “non-factual” and therefore criminal.

According to Nudansk Ordbog [Dictionary of Current Danish] “saglig” [factual] is something that is “primarily related to facts rather than feelings, intuition and personal judgement”. In that case it ought to be an easy task — but also absolutely necessary — for the prosecutor to disprove my interpretation of Islam’s canonical view on women. For the prosecutor to characterise my rendering as non-factual, he must be in possession of the right, factual and evidence-based interpretation.

As a responsible institution the public prosecutor therefore owes it to the citizens to explicate his state-authorised Islamic view on women and tell them what indisputable facts this state-guaranteed interpretation is based on. Otherwise the citizens run the risk of expressing themselves in a non-factual manner and be punished for it.

The first thing one must demand of a law is that it be clear so that everyone may understand what is permitted and what is forbidden. That much was stated in the preamble to the Law of Jutland from 1241. And now that the Director of Public Prosecutions has passed a law — albeit without the consent parliament — that non-factuality must be punished, it is incumbent on him to make this new law clear. In brief: He must unequivocally enlighten the citizens as to how one may talk about Islam. This book is intended as a help to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Most of the points of view below are not mine but opinions quoted from others. I start with the prophet Muhammad, whose view on women can hardly have failed to influence the behaviour of some Muslims.

It is far from certain that the public prosecutor will consider Muhammad’s and his followers’ interpretation of orthodox Islam factual, and under the new juridical regime it may not even be legal. But I urge him to accept that I mean well. Below he will find a compilation of everything that he evidently thinks Islam in not about. On this basis it will be easier for him to point to all the textual evidence, all the historical occurrences and all the statements that demonstrate that Islam is the religion of peace, tolerance and sexual equality.

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