Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Introducing The Viking Observer

Viking Observer has been added to the blogroll. (Thank you to small dead animals for bringing them to my attention.) Here is a listing (with some excerpts) of recent postings:
  1. "victims"
    The full treatment by the Observer:
    Yet in a country where 28,000 cars have been burnt on housing estates this year alone, Sarkozy's gamble for the intolerant right-wing vote could still pay off. In today's Le Monde, the Interior Minister is unrepentant in a personal opinion piece titled 'Our strategy is the right one'.

    Last week, on the day Bouna and Ziad were killed, Jean-Claude Irvoas, 51, got out of his car in Epinay-sur-Seine to take a photograph. As his wife and daughter sat in the car, Irvoas was attacked by three men, said to be Arabs from a nearby housing estate, and savagely beaten. He died in hospital later that evening. While speaking of the perpetrators, Sarkozy speaks to France's 'victims' - and they don't live in Clichy-sous-Bois or Aulnay-sous-Bois.

    If in the past the 'louts' were forgotten, it looks like they could now be used as pawns by France's politicians.
    If you, like me, want to express your disgust to the Obersver/Guardian, the following email addresses should be of help:
  2. Background on the terror suspects
  3. More on terrorist apologia
    Here is the relevant parts of the exchange that is creating an uproar in the mayoral race in Copenhagen. It is part of a series of exchanges between Liberal Candidate Søren Pind and Social Democratic candidate Ritt Bjerregaard, that is running daily in the paper Berlingske Tidende until friday.
  4. Danish PM Fogh to take Turkish colleague to school over suppression of free speach
    Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Liberals) will personally teach Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan about freedom of the press and speech, when his Turkish colleague visits Copenhagen in a couple of weeks in connection with a NATO-summit.
  5. Danish terror cell may have targeted Danish-Israeli football match
    Police had therefore decided to put a lid on information to the media about the terrorist cell. Six of its suspected members were arrested in the capital area on Thursday and Saturday after their names were linked to a large arsenal in Sarajevo last week, which included explosives, sniper weapons, and vests used by suicide bombers.
  6. PM enters mayoral race over terror apologia
    The mayoral race in Copenhagen is heating up after Social Democratic candidate Ritt Bjerregaard on one hand tried to deny the Liberal candiate Søren Pind the security argument (rightwingers = more believable on security) while at the same time pandering to radical islamists by excusing terrorism.
  7. Zero tolerance for Århus rioters
    Police in Århus have announced a zero tolerance policy over for the troublemakers who have been rampaging through a suburb of Århus during the weekend.The area of Viby, just outside central Århus has witnessed a spate of riots all weekend with shop windows being smashed, a kindergarten burnt out and general violence occurring between mainly young people with immigrant backgrounds and the police. The zero tolerance hard-line has met criticism from an expert in youth research. Susasne Branner Jespersen said that a zero tolerance stance only increases the hatred between the youths and police. The Mayor of Århus Louise Gade dismissed the concerns of experts and said that a hard-line must be taken with these troublemakers so ordinary law-abiding citizens could feel safe in their homes.
  8. Islam vs. Free Speech: The case of Denmark
    I would hereby like to express my support for the newspaper Jyllands-Posten publishing cartoons of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. Freedom of speech is the lifeblood of a democratic society, and cannot be tampered with. Muslims in Denmark freely exercise this right, even to say things that people in Denmark find greatly offensive. A leading Danish mufti in 2004 said that Danish women not wearing the veil “were asking for rape.” Another imam wanted to import the sharia concept of blood money to Denmark, and pay the equivalent of 100 camels for a man’s life. If Muslims in Denmark think these are acceptable statements, they cannot by any right claim to be offended by a few simple drawings. At least not if they really mean that Islam is compatible with Western democracy.
  9. A bit about the upcoming local elections in Denmark
    The one issue that has overshadowed alpint'sr of Pind's policies, however, has been immigration, after he launched a much-discussed strategy for integration in the city. The strategy's 14 points include plans to dissolve some of the city'ghettosc' ghettoes, implement more discipline in schools, and re-educate teachers to tackle the challenges of multicultural classes.

    The points that received most media attepint'swere Pind's plans to crack down on immigrant criminality, including a zero-tolerance amisdemeanorssdemeanours, an active effort to eradicate 'Mhonortern honour concepts', and a suggestion to the government to implement a 'three strikes and you're out' policy towards foreign citizens, automatically sentencing them to deportation after committing their third crime.
  10. Imam opens for business in Danish Church
    As to the idea in and of itself, it just goes to demonstrate the self-hate evident in the leftist-dominated Peoples´ Church (the state church). Its not more than a couple months since it officially suggested, that proselytMoslemamong moslem immigrants was a bad idea.