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CounterJihad Brussels 2007 Presentations

Posted by counterjihadeuropa on October 28, 2007

CounterJihad Brussels 2007 Conference, October 18 – 19

Press Release

Speaker Biographies

Agenda and Presentations Below
October 18, 2007

1. Keynote speech

Eurabia – How Far has it gone?
Bat Ye’or

Creeping Dhimmitude at the United Nations
David Littman
15 minute break

2. Country reports –

10 minute problem statements/current and planned activity summaries

a. Belgium (Belien/Dewinter)

b. Germany (Stefan Herre)

c. France (Nidra Poller)

d. UK (Gerard Batten)

e. Sweden (Ted Ekeroth/Reinhard – FOMI)

f. Denmark (Lars Hedegaard)

g. Norway (Jens Anfindsen)

h. Finland (KS)

i. Netherlands (Johannes Jansen)

j. Italy (Adriana Bolchini Gaigher)

k. Switzerland (Arnaud Dotezac)

l. Romania (Traian Ungureanu)

m. Austria (Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff)

3. Working Lunch/

Country reports – Cont’d as above

4. What can we learn from Israel’s on-going fight with terrorism? (video, H/T Atlas Shrugs)
Dr Arieh Eldad, member of Israeli Knesset

Break/Networking

5. From Dawa to Jihad (presentation is not public, but here is a video interview, H/T Atlas Shrugs)
Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Director, Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity and of the Barnabas Fund

6. Opposing Jihadism
Dr. Marc Cogen, professor of International Law, Ghent University

7. The War Against Jihad : Understanding the adversary (presentation not public)
Sam Solomon, ex-Muslim and shariah law expert, author of the Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding

1 hour break – move to dinner Locale (TBD)

8. Reception (Drinks) and Dinner

Islam – Is it the real problem (video, H/T Atlas Shrugs)
Robert Spencer

The First and Last Enemy-Jew-Hatred in Islam
Andrew Bostom

October 19:

Working Groups (Notes distributed to participants only)

Matyas Zmo: Czech Republic country report

Laurent Artur du Plessis: Shariah Finance

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Counterjihad Brussels 2007 Conference

Posted by counterjihadeuropa on October 23, 2007

Vigilant Freedom Europa
PO Box 580
Wakefield WF1 9FR
United Kingdom
http://www.vigilantfreedom.org/910blog
http://www.vigilantfreedom.org/910forum

October 19, 2007

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Vigilant Freedom Europa at gaia2600@hotmail.com

On October 18 and 19, over 70 organizations and individuals joined together in the European and Flemish Parliaments to create a European network of activists from 14 nations to resist the increasing Islamisation of their countries. Keynote speakers included Bat Ye’or, author of Eurabia and Dhimmitude and Robert Spencer, author of Religion of Peace, Why Christianity is and Islam Isn’t. Additional speakers included David Littman, Dr. Arieh Eldad, member of the Israeli Knesset, Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, Sam Solomon, Director of Fellowship of Faith for Muslims and author of the Charter of Muslim Understanding, Dr. Marc Cogen, Ghent University, Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, and Laurent Artur du Plessis, author of a forthcoming book on shariah finance. Many participants worldwide also attended the first day of presentations online through webex conferencing.Armando Manocchio of the Italian organization Una Via per Oriana (“A Way For Oriana”) presented an award to Bat Ye’or in honor of Oriana Fallaci, including a 5,000 Euro scholarship for young journalists.

Additional anti-islamisation experts and activists from the fourteen European countries presented reports on the current state of Islamisation and jihadism in their nations, and citizen efforts to mount a defense of constitutional liberties and national sovereignty, including:

Austria: Elizabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

Belgium: Filip Dewinter and Paul Belien

Czech Republic: Matyas Zmo

Denmark: Lars Hedegaard

Finland: Not disclosed publicly

France: Nidra Poller

Germany: Stefan Herre

Italy: Adriana Bolchini Gaigher

Netherlands: Dr. Johannes J.G. Jansen

Norway: Jens Anfindsen

Romania: Traian Ungureanu

Sweden: Ted Ekeroth and Reinhard

Switzerland: Dr. Arnaud Dotezac

United Kingdom: Gerard Batten

Other countries represented included Canada, Israel and the United States.

The first day of the Counterjihad Brussels 2007 conference was held in the European Parliament, and the second day of working groups was held in the Flemish Parliament. Selected texts, videos and supplementary documents including charters, existing laws and draft legislation as well as country and issue updates will be posted in the coming week at the conference website at CounterJihad Europa.

Assistance was provided by many organizations and individuals over the last six months including David Littman, Bart Debie, Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna and Philip Claeys.

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Washington Times: Immigration, loss of culture worry nations

Posted by counterjihadeuropa on October 13, 2007

Article published Oct 5, 2007
Immigration, loss of culture worry nations

October 5, 2007
By Jennifer Harper – Americans are not the only people on the planet who are wary of immigration and protective of their national culture. So is everybody else.

A wide-ranging “global attitudes” survey of more than 45,000 people in 47 countries released yesterday by the Pew Research Center finds assorted populations are warm to the benefits of global trade. But they’re cool – downright chilly in some cases – toward the toll it could exact on their national identities.

Majorities in every country agreed that international trade was positive – ranging from a low of 59 percent in the U.S. to an enthusiastic 90 percent and more in China, Israel and seven other countries.

Nagging concerns persist, though.

“In today’s rapidly changing world, people from nations rich and poor worry about losing their traditional culture. In 46 out of 47 countries, majorities say their traditional way of life is getting lost,” the poll said.

Some are more worried than others.

While 73 percent of American respondents fretted about the trend, the sentiment was more pronounced in Britain, France, Germany and Spain. It was more than 90 percent in South Korea and Bangladesh. Concern for loss of tradition, however, was less strident in many Middle Eastern countries, at 51 percent among Palestinians and 53 percent in Jordan.

Sweden, at 49 percent, was the lone exception to the finding.

Should each country guard their innate culture and lifestyle? The answer was a rousing “yes” – again in 46 out of 47 of the countries. In the U.S., 62 percent said we should protect our way of life. Those sentiments were more pronounced among Republicans (71 percent) than Democrats (60 percent).

The number was just more than half in Britain, France and Germany, but 90 percent in Egypt, Indonesia and India.

Perils of immigration concerned people in 44 out of the 47 countries, where the majority of respondents said immigration should be more restricted in their homelands.

Only Japanese, South Koreans and Palestinians were comfortable with their immigration policies. Three-quarters of the American respondents wanted more restrictions; similar findings were revealed in Spain, Britain and Russia.

But Yankee hospitality also persists.

“Americans and Canadians continue to be generally more welcoming to newcomers than Europeans,” the survey said. In the immigration popularity poll, Asians are more welcome in the U.S. than those from Latin America, 61 percent to 57 percent.

God also is welcome in many spots. When asked whether people “must believe in God to be moral,” 57 percent of Americans agreed – along with strong majorities in the Middle East (except Israel), Africa, the Far East (with the exception of Japan and China) and South America (except Argentina). Less than a majority agreed in all European countries – with only 10 percent agreeing in Sweden.

The survey was conducted April 3 to May 23 and had a margin of error of three percentage points.

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