Not everything has to be reciprocated with money

We not always have to say it with money or have to recompense with currency or money.

Last weekend we had the most important weekend of the year. We looked at the liberation of the Jewish people from the slavery and Egyptian bondage as well as the liberation of the people their chains of death, broken by the offering as a lamb by rabbi Jeshua (Jesus Christ).

Where the Money Is

Where the Money Is (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many centuries later, today lots of people love to be bounded by lots of money. Many think the more they can gather, the free-er they would be. Strongly mistaken many people have become slaves of money. The greed of the human beings and their wish to gather as much as they can for themselves, has put a lot of pressure on their environment.

Lots of people do think they own the world and can use everything as they like it for their benefit.

At my ecclesia and on my lifestyle magazines we take the time to look at our boundaries we have chosen ourselves. How we ourselves made that we became a slave of money and how we are used by commerce to be an instrument of production, without taking in account the human side.

We have come to a situation where we sincerely have to consider how we want to continue. Though many do not want to see how much human beings damaged nature and what for sort consequences it has for our children, if we continue to live this way we shall bring unrecoverable damage to the eco system. Already too many species are gone for ever. We also shall bring man in much more danger as well, having no unlimited sources, like water and fresh air.

It would not be bad if people start thinking about an other way of living together and about putting selfishness aside coming to a system where much more is shared and lots of things are considered common goods for use of all in our society.

We have to make it that more people would come out of the dessert or wilderness they are living in ad shall get out of the dark corners of this world, finding a society where people love each other, meaning not having envy, so much that they are not concerned about how they look like, which colour their skin is, how intelligently they are, what they believe or what faith they want to have. A society where everybody is willing to share everything around them with each other.

Please continue reading about it, in my article on From Guestwriters:

A charter for a truly free world and why we need it

and do find my previous article on a money free society:

Inequality, Injustice, Sustainability and the Free World Charter

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Preceding articles:

Angry at the greedy state

Intellectual servility a curse of mankind

Time to consider how to care for our common home

Capitalism

Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate

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Additional reading

  1. Yom Hey, Eve of Passover and liberation of many people
  2. Most important weekend of the year 2016
  3. Commemorating the escape from slavery
  4. Self inflicted misery #1 The root by man
  5. 14-15 Nisan and Easter
  6. Days of Nisan, Pesach, Pasach, Pascha and Easter
  7. Living in the Wilderness
  8. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  9. The son of David and the first day of the feast of unleavened bread
  10. A new exodus and offering of a Lamb
  11. A Holy week in remembrance of the Blood of life
  12. Observance of a day to Remember
  13. After darkness a moment of life renewal
  14. Passover and Liberation Theology
  15. Good to make sure that you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy
  16. Poverty and conservative role patterns
  17. Greed more common than generosity
  18. Home-stayers and their to do list
  19. The Greatest of These is Love
  20. The Question is this…
  21. Chasing all our life..
  22. Spring playing hide and seek
  23. True riches
  24. Count your blessings
  25. Suffering redemptive because Jesus redeemed us from sin
  26. Are Christianity and Capitalism Compatible?
  27. How we think shows through in how we act
  28. Be holy
  29. Love envieth not
  30. A way to prepare for the Kingdom
  31. Actions to be a reflection of openness of heart
  32. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  33. Human beings and creation

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Further reading:

  1. We’ll Get There
  2. It’s time to build a new system
  3. Human Reasons To Work
  4. Vamos tornar tudo gratuito e livre – Carta do Mundo Livre (The Free World Charter)

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Silence, devotion, Salafists, quietists, weaponry, bombings, books, writers and terrorists

Trouble-spots across the globe

Bob Van Laerhoven seems to have survived life among the Doomed.

The full-time Belgian/Flemish author debuted in 1977 as a short story writer, and in 1985 as a literary novelist. More than 30 novels followed, some of them cross over between literature and the suspense novel.

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Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He explored trouble-spots across the globe from 1990 to 2003: Somalia, Liberia, Sudan, Gaza, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Mozambique, Lebanon, Burundi…to name but a few. During the Bosnian war, he was in besieged Sarajevo, and in 1995 working for AZG-MSF – Doctors without frontiers – in the Bosnian city of Tuzla during the NATO bombings when the refugees arrived from the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica, he was the first writer from the Low Countries who had the opportunity to speak with the refugees. These conversations resulted in a travel book: Srebrenica – getuigen van massamoord (Srebrenica. Testimony to a Mass Murder). The book denounces the murder and torture of the Muslim population of this Bosnian-Serbian enclave and is based on first-hand testimonies. He concluded that mass murders took place, a notion that was questioned at the time but later was proven accurate.

Books in personal library and Chronicle of Suicide Attacks Foretold

Yesterday watching a news-debate program on Canvas (the 2nd channel of the Flemish state television): Terzake, with Kathleen Cools, and De Afspraak with Bart Schols, they mentioned certain books were found in the hiding places of the terrorists which would mean they were Salafist terrorists. Though I noticed I had these same books in my library, so if the police would swoop down my house I also could be considered a terrorist.

45 kilometers from where Bob Van Laerhoven lives, suicide-bombers in Brussels Airport and, quickly afterwards, in the metro of Maelbeek, squarely in the middle of the “European quarter” of Brussels, had detonated three bombs.
Looking at images of the victims who were dragged from the entrance-hall of the airport and from the tube tunnel, gaping at the formidable debris the powerful bombs, loaded with nails to cause ghastly wounds, had created, the Flemish writer couldn’t help but thinking that this was a dreadful Chronicle of Suicide Attacks Foretold.

He writes:

In the margin of the euphoria in the world press when Salah Abdeslam, one of the instigators of the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015, was captured in Brussels, I had read disturbing analyzes of the complex Jihadist network linking Brussels with Paris. Experts concluded that Brussels was no longer only the “diplomatic capital of the world,” but also the capital of Jihadist activity in Europe. The name Molenbeek, one of the municipalities of Brussels, went around the world as a hotbed for Islam fanatics. It became quickly known that Belgium had, relatively speaking, the highest number of Syria warriors in Europe. Suddenly, frantic articles were published about some districts of our capital in which, during the last twenty to thirty years, a way of life has evolved that has nothing in common with ours, that doesn’t want to integrate, that scorns and belittles us, and likes to see us destroyed.

A twisted perspective

Big problem seemed also that lots of people suddenly started seeing Islam fundamentalists rising up everywhere and considering Muslims a danger to our society. All the Kafkajan surrealist ideas became realistic in this tiny country where everything is possible.

Bob Van Laerhoven, (Jeff for his friends), formulates it this way

In short, all the caricatures of Belgium as an absurd hotchpotch of surrealistic political structures, as a beehive of Walloons, Flemings and Bruxellois who can barely tolerate each other, and prefer to guzzle chocolate and beer instead of countering Muslim terror, seemed to become true.

But is it really so bad that Walloons, Flemings and Bruxellois do not like each other and oppose each other at every occasion they can get. To me in this period of after-shock they seemed very united and coming together to share their tears for Brussels. I also have no impression at all that real lovers of Allah can agree with what those criminals have done. For sure they have done like ISIS does a lot of acts which are totally against Koran/Quran teaching.

Though Van Laerhoven warns

Although Hamas’ violence at that time was mostly directed against Israel and at Palestinians who were suspected to be collaborators, it was made clear to me that the ultimate goal of the organization was world dominance for Islam.

“Like any good Muslim aspires,”

one of them said.

Islam and Christianity for all over the world

It can well be true that lots of Muslims would like to see the Islam being shared with most people in the world. The same can be said about certain Christians. Me too as a Christian would love to see more Christians everywhere in the world. I too preach the Word of God. I also, love non-believers and other believers to show, how Allah, the Al Lah or El or Elohim, Who has to be praised, is the Most High and Only True God.

Too many people keep forgetting that “Allah” is a tittle, meaning god or high person, like there have been many gods described in the Quran, Messianic Scriptures or New Testament and in the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament. The Bible speaks as such about angels, Moses, Pharaoh, Apollo, Zeus, Baal and other gods but as indicated in the Torah there is only One True God, the God of Israel, Who is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jeshua (Jesus), Christ’s apostles and of the Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Only by several Christians there is the problem, lots of them also worshipping a false three-headed god or Trinity, which makes so many Muslims cross.

Kuffar and Parties for or of God

Groups like the Lebanese-Iranian Islamic militia Hezbollah (Party of God) look at the entire West as “The Great Satan” because they know that many of those living there or either Trinitarian or kafars/kafirs/kuffar or unbelievers living totally in a way which is an abomination in the eyes of God. The West should know that this know indecent way of life is a thorn in their eyes. The immoral way of life for sure is something God does not like and does not approve. But it does not give any human being the right to take it in their own hands and to do immoral acts themselves, to justify their so called war on obscenity.

Those fighters who say they are doing a war for God, do forget that that God is strong enough to have His own heavenly armies to do His Work if He wants so. But according to the Holy Scriptures God has given the right to govern the world in the hands of man. This is all about what happened in the very early beginnings in the Garden of Eden.

Beginnings of Islamic terror and fear

Van Laerhoven comments:

In 1995, we had a series of bomb attacks in France by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria, but that was about it. In that period, the US had much more to endure: the bombing of the World Trade Center, shootings at the CIA headquarters in Langley, and several attacks on US embassies throughout the world.

Nevertheless, the hatred for Europe, perceived as an ally to Israel, was there. I asked a particular fiery member of Hezbollah, who had refused to shake my hand during a “press-gathering” as they called it – I was the only “press” in the room – why they hated the West so much. The standard answer usually was a flared statement about Western exploitation of Eastern treasures – be it gold, spices, and at long last ‘black gold’ – beginning with the Crusades, followed by the queen of all insults – the establishment of the Israeli State – and at long last Western colonization. Normally, there was further dwelling on the “crimes against humanity” the US had committed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, a generalized statement condemning the contemptuous treatment of Muslim immigrant workers in Europe.

It is just that silence from the West not willing enough to come to help the protesters in Egypt, Libya and Syria which made the rebel groups so stronger and having so many Syrians losing faith in the West.

Searching for the roots

The Salafists going back to the roots, for them being the Quran and the Sunna/Sunnah, not accepting human interpretations and as such rejecting the religious innovations, or bid’ah, the Hanbali, Malekites or Maliki, Hanafi and Shafi’i, and support the implementation of sharia (Islamic law)

Joas Wagemakers, who wrote The Dynamics of Islam: Piety and Fun among Muslims in the Netherlands and Elsewhere, told the viewers the Salafists try to imitate the first three generations of Muslims.
His research has concentrated on Salafism and particularly Salafi ideology; the Muslim Brotherhood; citizenship, women’s rights and Shiites’ rights in Saudi Arabia; and Hamas. He is currently working on a post-doctoral (Veni) project on Islamic activism in Jordan, which focuses on the intellectual history of quietist Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood in that country.

For Wagemakers the Gaza-based jihadist organization Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade, which might have ties to ISIS, which itself also makes the occasional threat, got the ball rolling.

He is also convinced that ISIS tanks won’t be rolling into the Holy Land anytime soon.

Overthrowing the Israeli government is not a pressing priority for the ISIS high command. It’s more interested in taking over Sunni lands where state authority has broken down. Dabiq, ISIS’s English-language magazine, summarizes its strategy:

weaken Muslim governments through terrorism, thereby creating security vacuums (literally, “chaos” or tawahhush).

ISIS fighters will move in and  establish new state-like structures (idarat). So far, ISIS has stuck to this plan; its fighters are most active and successful in areas where there is a security void. Israel, which has one of the mightiest militaries in the Middle East, is the opposite of a security void. {Joas Wagemakers}

Israel in the theological picture

Theologically, the defeat of Israel is also a low priority because we should remember that Jerusalem is going to be the capital of the renewed world. From that city the returned prophet Jeshua (Isi of Jesus Christ) is going to govern the Kingdom of God.

Unusual for a Sunni group, ISIS is motivated by Islamic prophecies of the End Times — or at least pays a lot of lip service to them. Those prophecies envisage the conquest of Jerusalem and a war with the Jews as the final act in the End Times drama. ISIS is still in the first act, the reestablishment of the caliphate. It still has to spread the caliphate throughout the world and defeat the Christian infidels. {Joas Wagemakers}

Christians who do know the prophesies also clearly see what is going on in the Middle East as foretold in the Holy Books and is something which we should see as the signs of the End-times or Last days coming to this world or this system of things.

So despite its combative messaging, ISIS’s threats to storm Israel are empty, meant to recruit Muslims angry about the occupation rather than signal an invasion. ISIS is focused on consolidating its state and expanding it into Sunni Muslim lands; its gaze will remained fixed on Jerusalem but it won’t try to plant its flag there anytime soon. {Joas Wagemakers}

Effective use of Propaganda

For us it looks strange that the secret services could not react better to the effective and successful professional use of social media where it is able to be stronger than any attempt to deploy “counter-narratives” (or: “alternative narratives”) against them.

IS publishes videos on an almost daily basis: from gruesome execution videos the group is notorious for to movies showing the “statehood” and reconstruction of infrastructure, IS deploys a rich blend of narratives that are conveyed in pictures and related to a corpus of writings of thirty years of jihadism. By establishing a “state” (Arabic: dawla) and by rendering the borders between Syria and Iraq as irrelevant, IS has realized what AQ has pledged for decades: to erode the borders of Sykes-Picot and establish a “state” on the very theological grounds of extremist interpretation.

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Demonstration at the World Day against Daesh, for Kobanê, for Humanity, conducted by the Kurdish democratic council of France and other organizations, 1 November 2014, Beaumarchais boulevard in Paris.

Daesh or the “Islamic State” has taken the lead in producing mainly Arabic language videos to incite a global Arab audience by popularizing their fighters, ideologues and preachers as ultimate role models, modern day Islamic warriors, or simply as defenders of Sunni communities in time of suffering. Many very conservative teachings are going around in Europe.

Will McCants in Islamic State of Iraq, Israel, writes

Sympathizers and media operatives use key words strategically alike with the aim to widen the appeal of the jihadist ideology, while assuming a monopoly over the mainly Qur’anic terminology in by extremist definitions. Deriving from the original Arabic, the key words are transcribed in Latin letters and are the most integral part of any non-Arabic language production. The use of these key words is significant to grade and understand what impact the Arabic dominated ideology has on non-Arab majority societies, expressed both on- and offline, whereas non-Arab foreign fighters project influence and the extremist hegemony of what it means being a ‘true’ Sunni Muslim by injecting such keywords into their target audiences. The interaction of social media platforms calls on the sympathizers to engage with such videos and role models, hence popularizing specific key words and having a potential impact on the local non-Arab milieus within non-majority Islamic societies such as in Europe and beyond.

Strangers preaching conservative ideology

From the preacher at a meeting, the reviewers of ‘de Redactie’ and Canvas get to know that in the book (Quran) all the basics of life (from beginning to end) and the way of life are given. In the episode we also get to hear how advise is given for matter how to behave or what to do in our society, to be able to have work, etc.. We also come to see how narrow-minded those Salafi’s look at things like giving a hand, or interpret having body contact being the same as to desire or to crave.

According to Wagemakers Salafists keep very strongly to their faith but fence off all those who  belief differently. For him they consider themselves always as ‘strangers’, which they do find an honour to be so.

The fact they are different from society can be seen as a sign that they are doing it good. {Free translation from my viewing yesterday}

As a s “a path, a way, a manner of life”; “all the traditions and practices” of the Islamic prophet that “have become models to be followed” by Muslims is the purity presented to the world, mankind has to follow.

Welcoming non-Arab Muslim foreign fighters

People in the West should come to see that Arab movement fighting for independence, wanting to have an Islamic State (hence IS) is welcoming non-Arab Muslim foreign fighters into their ranks, but those coming in the ranks should be very careful how they might be used. Because we can see that IS loves to use them as canon meat balls. Having them to become martyrs saves on ‘pure Muslims’.

Practical is also that non-Arab foreign fighters can be used to address the ‘heathen world’ in their own language. Those European fighters can be seen in special videos with Arabic and non-Arabic titles. This accounts for Brits, Germans, Austrians, French, Russians, and so on, while the overwhelming majority of IS and AQ videos are in Arabic featuring native Arabs.

Imitating the prophet

All those who come to that group shall have to face a burn-out at a certain time because of them trying so hard imitating the prophet and noticing how hard it is or nearly impossible in this or any world.

With all the trouble and attention being drawn to the Salafi community it may well be that too many people think that all those conservative Muslims belong to the other revolutionary group. We should remind them that some Salafis engage in parliamentary politics and some engage in revolution (“jihadis” in their parlance). But most Salafis don’t engage in direct political action — earning them the appellation of “quietist” from Western academics.

Because quietist Salafis speak the same theological language as the jihadis but reject their violent activism, Graeme Wood thinks they offer

“an Islamic antidote to Baghdadi-style jihadism” (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi runs the Islamic State).

Misunderstanding nature of Islamic State

According to Wood the West has misunderstood the nature of the Islamic State in at least two ways. He writes

First, we tend to see jihadism as monolithic, and to apply the logic of al‑Qaeda to an organization that has decisively eclipsed it. The Islamic State supporters I spoke with still refer to Osama bin Laden as “Sheikh Osama,” a title of honor. But jihadism has evolved since al-Qaeda’s heyday, from about 1998 to 2003, and many jihadists disdain the group’s priorities and current leadership. {What ISIS really wants}

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American print and broadcast journalist, author, documentary producer, and CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen

We are misled in a second way, by a well-intentioned but dishonest campaign to deny the Islamic State’s medieval religious nature. Peter Bergen, who produced the first interview with bin Laden in 1997, titled his first book Holy War, Inc. in part to acknowledge bin Laden as a creature of the modern secular world. Bin Laden corporatized terror and franchised it out. He requested specific political concessions, such as the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Saudi Arabia. His foot soldiers navigated the modern world confidently. On Mohamed Atta’s last full day of life, he shopped at Walmart and ate dinner at Pizza Hut.There is a temptation to rehearse this observation—that jihadists are modern secular people, with modern political concerns, wearing medieval religious disguise—and make it fit the Islamic State. In fact, much of what the group does looks nonsensical except in light of a sincere, carefully considered commitment to returning civilization to a seventh-century legal environment, and ultimately to bringing about the apocalypse.  {What ISIS really wants}

Committed to purifying the world

People in the west should know that by following the takfiri doctrine, the Islamic State is committed to purifying the world by killing vast numbers of people, according to their interpretation. Also by the Ummah or Muslim community having been too long along the silent site, they could imprint their terrorist view as a Muslim view by the Western spectators.

The lack of objective reporting from its territory makes the true extent of the slaughter unknowable, but social-media posts from the region suggest that individual executions happen more or less continually, and mass executions every few weeks. Muslim “apostates” are the most common victims. Exempted from automatic execution, it appears, are Christians who do not resist their new government. Baghdadi permits them to live, as long as they pay a special tax, known as the jizya, and acknowledge their subjugation. The Koranic authority for this practice is not in dispute. {What ISIS really wants}

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Iran – all muslim brother toghether:Anti takfiri congress in Iran – Source Moslempress.com Author Moslempress 18 February 2015

Obfuscating the minds of the general public

From the United States of America very conservative  Christians and in West Europe extreme right wing people love to obfuscate the minds of the general public.

Organisations like The Oyl want people to believe that Christianity and Islam, the two largest religions in the world, their teachings are negations of each other. They write

In a very real sense, they are Spiritual photo negatives.  This matters to us because these two religions cannot coexist, and now that they are clashing, there must be a victor.  If the Western world wants to survive, it must come to grips with this issue — then act accordingly. {Truth: The Teachings of Christianity and Islam are Negations of Each Other – I have taken away the shouting, or capitals, in their title}

For the writers of the blog The Oyl

Christianity is inherent to the Western mind.  Westerners don’t understand this because it is inherent: it is in everything they know from the moment they are born.  But the Western way of thinking is alien to that of the Middle East.  In the West, we tend to think in terms of the abstract:  in the Middle East, people think in more concrete, more literal terms.  It may not seem like a big difference, but it is. {Truth: The Teachings of Christianity and Islam are Negations of Each Other}

It is not because we inherited the Greco-Roman culture, which is where we get our tendency to think in the abstract we would not have any feeling with Eastern thinking.  Originally, Christianity was a Middle eastern faith, with everything that entails.

Christianity its schism into Christendom and the few real followers of Christ

It is very good that the writers of that blog understand that when Christianity moved beyond Israel’s borders, Christ’s Gospel message was conformed to fit the culture in which it was being preached.  That has become the problem in Christendom. Centuries ago several leaders found it better to agree and go with the Roman leaders and allowed heathen elements in the faithgroup.

Opposite to what the writers of that blog want people to believe this meant the teachings were changed to fit a given culture. They write

It means the people who were preaching the Gospel made every attempt to do so in terms that the people of a given culture could understand. {Truth: The Teachings of Christianity and Islam are Negations of Each Other}

Contrary to what those Trinitarians want people to believe it where the false teachings which troubled the apostles and not so much Paul being an instrument in adapting the Gospel to the culture.

Never has it been the idea of the apostle Paul to adapt Jesus his teachings to the sensitives of a given people. The same can be said of the different groups in Islam, where certain teachers never intended to bring a schism in the Ummah.

In the two religious groups, Christians and Muslims it was never the intention to have their converts to become Jews or having them under all the old Mosaic Laws. In both groups it was understood a new era had begun and new laws were given by God.

We wonder why some think,

though heavily influenced by Christian thinking, the West retained national and cultural identities.  The same cannot be said for Muslims. {Truth: The Teachings of Christianity and Islam are Negations of Each Other}

A Body of believers

In Christianity, ‘The Body of Christ‘ is the term used to refer to this Spiritual family of all believers (also called Spiritual Israel). Though several conservative Christians and evangelicals say

The Bible teaches that all people can keep their cultural and national identities, yet they can still be a member of The Body of Christ/Spiritual Israel.

they themselves exclude a great part of Christians. Very often they are also very rude against non-trinitarians and even undertake terrorist acts against them.

Those Christians also not comprehend the vision of the Body of Christ, in which all should be brothers and sisters of or ‘in‘ Christ and have no preferences for culture, nationality, skin colour or race. Many of them are very racist and do not mind shooting at people.

In Islam we can find a similar term as that Body of faithful believers. They too should form one community of believers, being called the Umma. The word has various uses in the Qurʾān, but it is in the Islamic books used in the same way as in the Messianic books, especially in contrast to the social divisions of humanity. While the Qurʾān required Muḥammad to establish an Arab ʿumma out of the disunited tribes, it also envisaged the creation of a single ʿumma transcending the continuing divisions in the world.

In the philosophy of Jesus also all believers in God should come to be united, not being of this world, not bounded by labels of countries or states, but being partakers of God’s promise and of the body of Christ, believing in one unified world, where God is the Most High Ruler and Jesus the mediator between God and man.

The same as in the Body of Christ, according to Muhammad, there can be no cultural or national differences between Muslims. Muhammad commanded that all of Islam is one: culturally and nationally. This should also be so for all followers of Christ in that Body of Christ.

Therefore why should any one object to

Muhammad said this is a material reality for Muslims, not just a spiritual identity.

and continue

Therefore, where Christianity allows for many Peoples and nations, Islam demands that people become Muslim in every way. {Truth: The Teachings of Christianity and Islam are Negations of Each Other}

That would be the same as those who say that others have to become Christian or even worse, do have to become a member of their church, because they often consider their church the only right one, even going so fart that they tell people have to belong to them or they would burn for ever in a place called hell.

Living or not living together

Christianity also allows for non-believers to coexist with Christians.  In fact, the Bible commands that non-believers must be cared for in the same way as believers.

Too many Christians do forget that though there are differences between believers and non-believers, the Bible Commands that they are to be treated fairly, justly — especially under the law.  Several conservative Christians go hard against those who do not think as they. They too go, like their fundamentalist counterparts in Islam, harm others who do not want to think like them.

Christianity commands that believers obey civil laws as long as they do not go against the law of God.

This means the Christian must disobey civil laws that contradict God’s moral law, but the Christian is not to resist the civil penalty for doing so.  {Truth: The Teachings of Christianity and Islam are Negations of Each Other}

The same as Christians, Muslims can use the local system against itself. I would like to see those verses where is told that Muslims

are not limited to such means: they are also permitted to use force.  {Truth: The Teachings of Christianity and Islam are Negations of Each Other}

When living in this system of times we have to take into account that God’s desire for mankind is individual liberty matched with individual responsibility, so that our faith in His existence and His Word can bring us to be living according God’s Laws in God’s Kingdom.

Willingly distorting texts of Islam

today we do find lots of Christians and atheists who fall in the trap of Islamic State which has distorted the texts of Islam as preposterous, sustainable only through wilful ignorance.

There are enough Muslims who like Christians acknowledge the terrible atrocious acts of the crusaders, recognise that Muhammad’s earliest conquests were not tidy affairs, and that the laws of war passed down in the Koran and in the narrations of the Prophet’s rule were calibrated to fit a turbulent and violent time, and that today we have similar crusaders from the Muslim site as there have been from the Christian site in previous centuries. Those crusaders where often vigilantes and people going on a campaign of conquest. Many Christians seem to forget who those Knights Templars where and what they did or what happened at the inquest and Spanish prosecution. ISIS actions can be compared to the 11-13 century crusades of those who called themselves Christian.

In Haykel’s estimation, the fighters of the Islamic State are authentic throwbacks to early Islam and are faithfully reproducing its norms of war. This behavior includes a number of practices that modern Muslims tend to prefer not to acknowledge as integral to their sacred texts. “Slavery, crucifixion, and beheadings are not something that freakish [jihadists] are cherry-picking from the medieval tradition,” Haykel said. Islamic State fighters “are smack in the middle of the medieval tradition and are bringing it wholesale into the present day. {What ISIS really wants}

 

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Find also the episode of Terzake: http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/videozone/programmas/terzake/2.43781

Preceding articles

Protest against Tzahal concert in Antwerp

2014 Politics all over the world

Funding of ISIS

Daesh hits heart of Europe

A Black day for Belgium – Brussels Airport ravage

Knife-trust in democratic sore back

Terrorist attacks in Brussels

Tears for Belgium

What Associated Press released on Wednesday 23 March 2016

Iranian media implicitly accuse Erdogan to have known of the Bruxelles’s attacks in advance

Hard questions

Social media, sympathy & shocks

Belgian Muslims Refusing to Aid Police in Finding Terrorists

Europe unites to defeat terror

Reaction from U.S.A. President Barack Obama

Find also the English short by my article:

Koran tegenover veel oudere Heilige Geschriften

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  7. Christians at War? Christians using violence?
  8. Listening for the Language of Peace
  9. Israel not building up their weaponry for nothing
  10. Safe Distance program entire communities being evacuated to pre-determined locations
  11. Silence of the world about rocket attacks on Israel
  12. Syria peace talks in doubt over ‘credible partners’
  13. Tears for Belgium (on From Guestwriters)
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  15. A darker and stranger place
  16. Bringers of agony, Trained in Belgium and Syria
  17. Il terrorismo è l’urlo di un bambino al buio
  18. Blinded crying blue murder having being made afraid by a bugaboo
  19. Signs of the the last days when difficult times will come
  20. Not bounded by labels but liberated in Christ

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Further reading

  1. The Hadiths and Sunna
  2. From Bida to Sunna: The Wilaya of Ali in the Shii Adhan
  3. Philosophy and Religion-Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought
  4. With All This Talk of the Sharia, What Is It Really?

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Europe unites to defeat terror

The Commission on Wednesday 23 March honoured the victims of the attacks in Brussels by holding a minute’s silence with the King and Queen of Belgium as well as the Belgian and French Prime Ministers. The Commission later had a working meeting with the French Prime Minister.

“We remain concerned, overwhelmed, touched by what happened yesterday in Brussels,”

said Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, following Wednesday’s meetings.

We believe that a European security union is necessary.

The President together with the Belgian and French Prime Ministers, Charles Michel and Manuel Valls, laid a wreath at Maelbeek metro station to honour the victims of the attack which took place there.

President Juncker and Prime Minister Valls called on the European Parliament and the Council to urgently agree new anti-terror measures that the Commission has proposed in recent months. These measures target terrorist groups and organised crime, and include new rules to make it more difficult to acquire firearms. The Council has already reached agreement on the EU Passenger Name Record, with the Parliament soon to do the same.

The working meeting between the College and the French Prime Minister focused on the attacks of 22 March in Brussels, and agreed to take forward the European Agenda on Security – a comprehensive strategy to deepen cooperation between Member States’ security and intelligence services, and to counter the threat of radicalisation.

To strengthen the EU’s external border, the Commission has also adopted a targeted revision of the Schengen Borders Code to introduce systematic checks against relevant databases for all people entering or exiting the Schengen area, as well as a proposal for a European Border and Coast Guard. Both proposals are moving forward in the Parliament and the Council.

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Belgian Muslims Refusing to Aid Police in Finding Terrorists

A new report coming out of Belgium is stating the local Muslim population is refusing to cooperate with police to help find terrorists in the country.

From Truth Revolt:

The MailOnline reports that police in Molenbeek — a district known for spawning jihadis like the France and Brussels attackers — have pleaded with local Muslims for help in finding the terror suspects only to have their pleas rebuffed:

The seeds of the terror blasts that shook Europe were planted by a brotherhood of childhood friends who grew up just a few doors away from each other in a part of Brussels dubbed the ‘crucible of terror’.

Police following the trail of the terrorist murderers behind the atrocities in France and Belgium have repeatedly arrived at a single block of housing in Molenbeek, a district of Brussels known as a hotbed of jihadism.

The centre of the deadly network is the Abdeslam family home, a first floor apartment on Gemeenteplaats, behind the local police station – and just round the corner from the home of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the brains behind the Paris attacks. Abaaoud, the linchpin of the terror cell, was killed in a furious shootout with police in Saint-Denis, Paris, in the aftermath of the November massacres. He has emerged as the group’s ringleader, along with Salah Abdeslam.

Brothers Salah and Brahim Abdeslam were involved in the carnage in Paris, in which Brahim, 31, was killed in a suicide attack on the Comptoir Voltaire restaurant. It is understood that Salah, 26, went on the run without detonating his suicide vest.

Salah, who is accused of making the bombs used in the attacks, was arrested last week round the corner from the family home in a frantic police raid after four months on the run. He is also thought to have been involved in the Brussels attacks with a ‘new network’ of fanatics.

Just a few doors down from the Abdeslam and Abaaoud apartments is the family home of Mohamed Abrini, 30, who drove the Abdeslam brothers to Paris to carry out the attacks and is accused of being involved with the Brussels plot. He remains at large, and police are desperately trying to track him down.

This certainly isn’t helping to improve the reputation of the Muslim population living in Belgium, but at the same time, it’s a tricky situation to unearth terrorists. Especially here in America.

We must walk a careful line when it comes to finding terrorists, because its easy to justify unconstitutional measures — like NSA spying — to find these folks in the name of security.

Often times when the government is given greater authority under the guise of safety, that power is abused and turned on the very citizens it’s supposed to protect.

Anyway, if Muslims would cooperate, perhaps some of these measures wouldn’t be needed?

What are your thoughts?

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Preceding article: Social media, sympathy & shocks

Muslims, praying with closed hands

Muslims, praying with closed hands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  16. A sleeper cell of militants was said directing attackers sent back to France from Islamic State’s de-facto capital in Raqqa, Syria
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  18. March 22 2016, attacks in Brussels at airport and metro
  19. Daesh hits heart of Europe
  20. Tears for Belgium
  21. For those who call the Brussels Airport attacks a fake or a conspiracy of the government
  22. What Associated Press released on Wednesday 23 March 2016
  23. Iranian media implicitly accuse Erdogan to have known of the Bruxelless attacks in advance
  24. Hard questions
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  26. U.S.A. President Barack Obama condemns the outrageous Brussels attacks
  27. A darker and stranger place
  28. Il terrorismo e lurlo di un bambino al buio
  29. Bruxelles ma belle
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  37. Overdenkingen: Hoe te reageren
  38. Dankbaar
  39. De getuigen bij Pauw zijn bekende uit dezelfde hoek

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Social media, sympathy & shocks

Sympathy

In January last year we saw quickly arisen sympathetic reactions for what happened at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, which sparked three days of bloodshed in the French capital. After the subsequent shootout at the Bataclan theatre in November — sympathisers channelled their grief through Twitter.

This year it happened again, less than half an hour after news of the first blast, at Brussels Airport during morning rush hour, the first reference of #PrayforBrussels emerged.

The former headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo w...

The former headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo weekly (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It echoed the #PrayforParis hashtag which was trending for days after the November attacks. In January 2015, #JeSuisCharlie and #JeSuisParis became the blueprint for showing solidarity on social media, frequently being adopted for compassionate — and even humorous or sarcastic — purpose at a range of global events.

The varied spellings of Belgium’s capital city and the different languages spoken meant numerous hashtags were used to convey the same message.

In Belgium itself, the hashtag #Ikwilhelpen — “I want to help” — began trending as stunned locals sprang in to action to offer assistance to stranded travellers caught up in the mayhem caused by the city, and its transport network, being in lockdown. Somehow so many people got in contact with others to provide transport back home or to give shelter for the night. Offering places to sleep was spread by the hashtags #openhouse in English, French, and Flemish.

We can see the population all over the world reacting very quickly. In a few hours time we heard and saw buildings all over the world changing in the three coloured flag of Belgium.

When the public manages to spread ideas and texts so quickly and when they manage to communicate so easily it looks so strange that international security secret services and police forces are not able to do the same. From Parliamentarians and official spokesmen we would also expect them to be abreast of things.

attentats-de-bruxelles.lhommage-du-chat-ses-compatriotes

Comrades

Yesterday we were shocked by two news facts, which seemed to be confirmed by eastern sources. It made us wonder how it can be possible that those in charge where not informed.

An Iraqi intelligence official says sources in the Syrian city of Raqqa have told them that the Islamic State group has been planning terrorist attacks in Europe for two months which would “target airports and train stations”.

Daesh [IS] was behind this operation and it was planned in Raqqa two months ago and there are three suicide attackers who will carry out another attack”.

another senior Iraqi intelligence official said.

Because of the detention of Salah Abdeslam the Belgian intelligence forces should have known that this Paris attacks suspect arrested last week in Brussels would trigger strong actions from Jihadist cells.

Intelligence officers described the attacks as “sadly expected” both as a “revenge” for the arrest of Europe’s most wanted man but also because jihadists were aware he could betray them.

It would be naive to think Abdeslam twice “pulled back” from killing himself by triggering a suicide vest — once in Paris and then on the day of his arrest, that this man would talk and betray his comrades in time, before they would do something.

Intelligence officers may have seen a weakness, a desire to live which would have been played on during questioning but the anti-terror specialists did not manage to see clear what was going on at the time.

Naturally it also can well be his comrades knew him very well and became afraid he could talk and bring them in danger to be caught. Abdeslam when a man showing not enough inner strength and the capacity to withstand interrogation, was clearly a danger for the terrorist cells. This meant that if those involved in Tuesday’s attacks were known to him they believed they had to activate their plans before they too were arrested and their weapons seized.

Troublemakers

The Belgian citizen of Moroccan descent, Najim Laachraoui, was already known from childhood to be a troublemaker, not afraid to shoot at the police like he did a few years ago by an arrest after an armed robbery. According to the Turkish president and Turkish intelligence forces he was arrested by Turkish police, on his way to Syria to join IS. Strangely enough he got to chose to which country he would be returned. He was sent to the Netherlands, though without being monitored by the security services.

It is very strange that Turkey did not warn the Belgian authorities or that in case they where warned did not react appropriate. Worse is it when we do get to know that his DNA was later found on one of the suicide belts used in the Bataclan theatre massacre in Paris last year. You would think such a dangerous figure would not only be kept an eye on, but would be detained straight ahead.

el bakraoui rtl.frAlso Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, had entered Turkey with the intent of joining Islamic State in Syria. Being stopped by the Turkish authorities he too was sent back to Europe. again this jihad fighter was able to enter the Netherlands in 2015 without any problem. Again the Belgian authorities failed to follow up. Apparently travelling to Syria for such clandestine militancy was not deemed a serious terrorist threat.

When it is known that Khalid el-Bakraoui, Ibrahim’s sibling, had helped to lease safe houses for the Paris attackers, including Salah Abdeslam, who was captured last week, we wonder why he was not taken in custody and seriously interrogated.

Belgistan

Not for nothing Belgium is often referred to as Belgistan in certain Belgian papers and in foreign press. It is impossible to think the Belgian government would not have been careful enough concerning the active participants in the ongoing military intervention against ISIL, during the Iraqi Civil War. Belgium has more nationals fighting for jihadist forces (as a proportion of its population) than any other Western European country, with an estimated 440 Belgians having left for Syria and Iraq as of January 2015. {see also my previous postings, Hard questions , Nina Elbagir; Bharati Nailk; Laila Ben Allal (22 March 2016). “Belgium: Europe’s front line in the war on terror”. CNN. Retrieved 22 March 2016 & Neumann, Peter. “Foreign fighter total in Syria/Iraq now exceeds 20,000; surpasses Afghanistan conflict in the 1980s”. ICSR. Retrieved 23 March 2016.}

Matthew Dalton and Margaret Coker wrote already about Nabil Kasmi and 45 other Sharia for Belgium members who left for Syria, on September 28, 2014 in the The Wall Street Journal. They expressed their view how “ Belgium became a Jihadist-Recruiting Hub”.
This “hotbed of jihadist ideology” was also noticed by many foreign television channels. The quaint but bustling capital of Belgium and of Europe, famed for its picture postcard squares, its chocolate and its beer was rapidly becoming infamous, too, as a fertile recruiting ground for jihadi fighters.

Integration or comedy and Muslim community

The then 27-year old Belgian comedian who performs with a humorous theatrical group that calls itself the “Muslim Raiders,”said in January 2015 he feared young Belgian-born Muslims which could become victims of a backlash after the raid in Verviers.

El Hajjaji, the director of l’ Espace Poincare, opened little more than two years ago, with the goal of promoting a peaceful and productive blend of European and Islamic values, said in January 2015, soon after French jihadis massacred cartoonists in the Paris office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, that they had threatened this vision of moderation and integration.

“We condemn what’s happened. This is not our vision, our understanding of our religion,”

he said in French-accented English, and explained how Belgium’s Muslim community was finding itself increasingly trapped between two ideological extremes.

“We face [Islamist] radicalisation. But we also face the increase of Islamophobia in Belgium,”

El Hajjaji said.

“We know that stigmatisation, Islamophobia, discrimination help this radicalization of young Muslim people here in Belgium.”

Once more those terrorist attack bring pressure on the relations between Belgian natives and those generations of immigrant families, atheists, Christians and Muslims.

Belgian natives, immigrants and Sharia

You would expect members of the Belgian government taking care they would have enough people infiltrated in the different groups to come to know what was going on and to provide enough information about those different groups.

It is also incredible to believe that Belgian law enforcement officials questioned terror suspect Salah Abdeslam only for about one hour between the time of his arrest Friday and the Brussels attacks Tuesday. {according to Abdeslam’s attorney Sven Mary, whose clients include Fouad Belkacem, spokesperson for the radical Salafist organisation Sharia4Belgium}

Ministers under pressure

Interior Minister Jan Jambon and Justice Minister Koen Geens had both offered to quit after different matters, of jihadists crossing countries, became known by the general public. Given publicity the day before yesterday again pressure was placed on the Belgian government where a wise prime minister refused the resignation of those ministers at this critical moment.

Knowing now that a raid on one of the safe houses in Brussels prior to Abdeslam’s capture was botched, leading to the escape of some suspects and that the Bakraoui brothers may have been among those who got away, it shall be looking for the loopholes and demanding to take measures to avoid such failing incidents.

According to Jean-Charles Brisard, who chairs the Paris based Centre for Analysis of Terrorism,

“this is something that should never have happened.”

Night and day

Also problematic is that shortly after the Paris attacks, Abdeslam was located in a flat in Molenbeek. But because of a 50 year old rule prohibiting police raids between 9pm and 5am unless a crime was in progress, the police had to wait until dawn to try and capture him. By the time they arrived, Abdeslam had already fled. Luckily this absurd law has been changed … but too late.

Today the Belgian police force should also question their interrogation techniques. Do they really think just a little hour would be sufficient to get enough out of a suspect? To mention that he was

too tired to be questioned for any longer

is an absurd excuse. In such a critical situation as this, having had already several times a high alert in this country, even having had the highest alert (Alarm 4), being like at war this looks ridiculous. The situation now comes near to having a war zone and should be treated as such.

Bureaucracy and Incompetence

No wonder the foreign press laughs at the Belgian justice system and blames them to be incompetent. Though I am sure many people in those forces are doing sincere hard work, but they are bounded on the strings of certain very old Napoleonic laws and chained by bureaucratic rules and situations.

When the authorities in Belgium are guilty of a major failure of intelligence, they should be punished in time. But clearly the problems in the country run much deeper than this.

State Coat of Arms of Belgium.svgWe should know that scum, thief’s, robbers, murderers are very well protected under Belgian Law which tries to follow humanitarian rules and wants to protect the human rights of those wrongdoers, but often forgetting the right of the good, honest civilians.

A divided country

Th 58952 logo 122 341lo.JPGProblematic in this country are also the many different regions and their multiple police forces and security agencies. The discontinuance of the Marechaussee/Gendarmerie, the former paramilitary police force or state police a few years ago, replaced by the Federal Police and the Local Police, not bringing any consolation.

The numerous languages spoken in the country and the endemic social frictions between its Flemish and French speaking people is also not helping the case. It can be said that the resulting discord has created a dysfunctional state that can barely operate in any centralised capacity.

On top of that it seems clearly the case that there is not only a communication problem between the forces in Belgium but there is alleged to be poor intelligence sharing with outside countries as well.

Loopholes and Chaos

No wonder when it often takes time before the bureaucratic mills of government turn, many see lots of changes to slip through the net. The immigrants and/or all sorts of refugees when entering this country very well know the Belgian Law. They cleverly make handy use of finding loopholes.

Not only is there the administrative chaos in this small country which has become a leading hub of jihadist radicalism. In several city quarters with growing Muslim populations there are a highly radicalised minority that rejects western norms and liberal values. The policeman on the beat nor the social and street workers seem to get a grip on those radicalised youngsters. Some poor districts or slums are “no go” zones for the police. For much too long the forces allowed such ‘segregated areas’ to exist. And the danger is that certain measures of N-VA minister Liesbeth Homans (Wonen en Steden) limiting those able to get a council flat makes it worse. Such measures excluding teachers and healthcare workers from social housing and all those who earn too much, though still not enough for the private housing market, shall make it more convenient to create getto’s and banlieus, like France has already enough trouble with such neighbourhoods. The governments should take care that those boroughs are inhabited with more diversity of different cultures and different classes of people.

Names, jobs, recruiters and prospects

In such execrable quarters those without job prospects will feel they have no future in Belgium as and are no part of the Belgian state. this they feel increasingly when looking for a job with a name as Mohammed, Aisha or any other Muslim (or Arabic sounding) name.

Has it become too late?

Molenbeek has become a particular focus of attention in recent weeks. According to Jmal Habbachich of ‘Molenbeek Mosques’,

‘At the time when the Syrian crisis started, no one paid attention to the danger of radicalism’ or to ‘the danger or upsurge of recruiters’ who were left ‘uncontrolled’ in the streets.

In other words, Molenbeek has become a no go area in which jihadists operate with impunity. Such segregation remains a stark symbol of the failure of multiculturalism.

Again we have to bring up questions by list with the names and addresses of 80 people suspected of being jihadist militants which was given to the Mayor of Molenbeek, Francoise Schepmans, a month before the Paris attacks. It included the name of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged architect of the Paris plot, and two other key terrorists.

Schepmans did nothing, claiming later:

‘It is not my job to track possible terrorists’.

But is it not expected of a mayor to care for the safety of his flock? His reply gives the indication that there is something wrong with the attitude of the mayors in Belgium. One could say

Such a response typifies the catalogue of indifference, incompetence and dysfunctional behaviour of the Belgian authorities in dealing with this problem.

Patchwork country to be alert

The patchwork country has to be on the lookout not becoming a literal crazy quilt. Those who wants to divide the country in different independent countries forget that such a diversification can make the things even worse.

The idea of having several federal states making up Belgium is not a bad idea when there is made better work of co-operation and communication of the different ‘states’ and their own federal forces.

With these attacks and the ones still to come we can only hope that the Belgian politicians do take their responsibility and that the whole country awakens to make work of a real integration and a respectful acceptance of the multitude of nationalities living at those few thousand square miles.

It is really a shame that every day we are confronted with fresh revelations about the criminal incompetence of Belgium’s security services and the Belgian politicians who seem to be more concerned in assuring their posts and in getting enough money from the citizens. Those failures represent a major political and intelligence blunder which has only encouraged the murderous extremism of Daesh or Islamic State (IS).

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  16. A sleeper cell of militants was said directing attackers sent back to France from Islamic State’s de-facto capital in Raqqa, Syria
  17. Abdelhamid Abaaoud brain of Molenbeek’s network dismantled in their hideaway at Verviers
  18. March 22 2016, attacks in Brussels at airport and metro
  19. Daesh hits heart of Europe
  20. Tears for Belgium
  21. For those who call the Brussels Airport attacks a fake or a conspiracy of the government
  22. What Associated Press released on Wednesday 23 March 2016
  23. Iranian media implicitly accuse Erdogan to have known of the Bruxelless attacks in advance
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  28. Il terrorismo e lurlo di un bambino al buio
  29. Bruxelles ma belle
  30. Black box revelation un 23 mars 2016
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  32. Grunberg is nodeloos ongerust
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  38. Dankbaar
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La pensée au peuple Belge…

To remember:

no words to describe one of our daily newspapers.

How much longer will we endure this killing spree?

> Nothing Cartesian > not make any controversy

release of M.Sapin who dares judge Belgian naivety about the Islamist stronghold of Molenbeek

world we live in = considered nation of scoundrels > all infidel dogs

world where law enforcement falters

bombers as Walkiries against Judeo-Christian world, Epicureans, guardian of a lifestyle > we call Freedom

tyranny to mimic a Kafkaesque regime

a war or the fight =/= set with good technicians > to play tactician for nations that are ours to reflect the rise of DAESH +  settlement of the Syrian conflict …

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Om te herinneren:

geen woorden om één van onze dagbladen te beschrijven

Hoe lang deze moorddadige zwerm verduren?

Niets cartesiaans.

geen controverse maken > vrijlating van M.Sapin die durft oordelen over de Belgische naïviteit over het vernoemen van het islamitische bolwerk Molenbeek

Belgisch, Tunesisch, Frans, Malinese, deze wereld waarin we leven wordt gezien als een natie van schurken  > allemaal ongelovige honden

wereld waarin rechtshandhaving hapert

geschiedenis herschreven > bommenwerpers als Walkiries tegen de joods-christelijke wereld > Epikureische, bewaker van een levensstijl die we noemen Vrijheid

tirannie van andere tijd om een ​​kafkaëske regime na te bootsen te bespreken

geen oorlog of het gevecht is ingesteld met goede technici > tacticus te spelen voor volken, die ons tot de opkomst van DAESH en de afwikkeling van het Syrisch conflict weerspiegelen …

Flying symbol still standing strong in the chaos at the Brussels International Airport 2016 03 22

Flying symbol still standing strong in the chaos at the Brussels International Airport 2016 03 22

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La pensée du jour...

Je n’ai pas de mots pour décrire la une de nos quotidiens. Combien de temps encore allons-nous supporter cette folie meurtrière ? Il n’y a rien de cartésien. Je ne ferai pas de polémiques, j’évoquerai la sortie de M.Sapin qui ose juger la naïveté belge concernant le bastion islamiste de Molenbeek. Doit-on lui rappeler au combien il est important de regarder devant sa porte ??? Une fois encore, belges, tunisiens, français, maliens, ce monde dans lequel nous vivons est considéré comme un peuple de vauriens… Nous serions tous des chiens d’infidèles ! Un monde ou le maintien de l’ordre vacille… L’histoire se réécrit sur cette planète de terriens… Les kamikazes se considèrent comme des Walkiries contre le monde judéo-chrétiens, d’épicuriens, gardien d’un art de vivre que l’on appel LIBERTE. Ce matin, nous n’évoquerons pas la St Victorien… Juste cette tyrannie d’un autre temps ressemblant à s’y méprendre à un régime kafkaïen… Il ne…

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Terrorist attacks in brussels

Investigations still running > therefore every information has to be handled with extreme care

  • By now the balance of victims mentioned in this posting has been upgraded to more deaths and more wounded.

explosions at Zaventem airport in Brussels + Maelbeek Metro Station triggered by Kamikazes brothers Ibrahim + Khalid El Bakraoui, close to Salah Abdeslam, main actors of the attacks in Paris

el bakraoui rtl.fr
The two indentified terrorists (source: rtl.fr)

 

atmosphere at the European Parliament:  General consternation.

Let us hope those who survived will not spend the rest of their life with physical or/and psychological consequences.

Using violence to get one’s way is never acceptable!

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  9. U.S.A. President Barack Obama condemns the outrageous Brussels attacks
  10. A darker and stranger place
  11. Il terrorismo e lurlo di un bambino al buio
  12. Bruxelles ma belle
  13. Black box revelation un 23 mars 2016
  14. Het raadsel Salah Abdeslam
  15. Grunberg is nodeloos ongerust
  16. AD – Nederlander lichtgewond bij aanslag Brussel airport
  17. Brussel mijn thuis – de dag van de aanval
  18. Belangrijke onderbreking
  19. In tijden van gemeenschappelijk verdriet
  20. Overdenkingen: Hoe te reageren
  21. Dankbaar
  22. De getuigen bij Pauw zijn bekende uit dezelfde hoek

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After Paris, Ankara, Istanbul, Ouagadougou, Abidjan or Garissa, it is now the turn of Belgium’s capital to be the victim of a murderous terrorist attack. The investigations are still running and therefore every information has to be handled with extreme care. But some things are known.

Concerning the explosions at the Zaventem airport in Brussels and the Maelbeek Metro Station: They have been triggered by Kamikazes. Two of them have been identified as being brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui. One of them blew himself up at the Airport and the other one at the station. Both of them were close to Salah Abdeslam, who was one of the main actors of the attacks in Paris, in which the brothers were probably also involved. They have helped Abdeslam to escape from the manhunt following the Paris attacks, which ended with Abdeslam finally getting arrested on March 19th. There…

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Hard questions

For a short time perhaps now known as known as “Europe’s Terror CapitalBrussels has to heal the wounds but also to face the incredible strange back-stage scenes of the secret security services. They seem to have lots of secrets which seem to have brought the Belgian citizen in much danger.

Non or bad communication with each other or sharing information Belgians divided eight parliaments (federal, three regions, three language communities and the EU), 19 municipalities with 19 different mayors in Brussels alone, and six separate police departments make the Surrealist Kafka country a reality Belgians have to endure every day, paying lots of taxes, working more than 8 months for the government before they can receive one penny for their own pocket. No wonder we look such fools for those who are not citizens living in Belgium.

The Belgian constitution enables a peculiar Belgian national condition of encouraging those with power to “look the other way” and wash their hands of the matter when an intractable problem emerges.

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To remember

Whilst visitors have gathered to the Beursplein or Bourse plaza,  in the aftermath of the explosions that ripped through the departure hall of Brussels’ Zaventem airport and a metro station in the Belgian capital, having created hundreds of messages of defiance, comfort and solidarity in response to Tuesdays bombings this giant message board for people to chalk tributes to the victims of the Brussels attacks and leave notes of defiance and solidarity may just be a small patch on the deep wound of those living in Belgium.

People write messages on the ground at Place de la Bourse, a square outside the Brussels stock exchange.
People write messages on the ground at Place de la Bourse, a square outside the Brussels stock exchange. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

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Visitors read messages at the Bourse building in Brussels. Photograph: Belga vi/Rex/Shutterstock

Messages range from the angry – “Fuck Daesh [Isis]” and “Fuck terror” – to those that expressed solidarity – “From Spain with Love”. Others, such as “Make love not war” and “Peace no war”, simply expressed hope for a better world.

It was lovely to see how suddenly such a huge offering of help came unto the public.

Soon the hashtag #ikwilhelpen – I want to help – was going around all over the country and the internet,  offering assistance to anyone who needed it. The hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles also began trending, a message of solidarity reminiscent of the outpouring of grief following the Charlie Hebdo attack in France last year, when the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie was created.

Rudi Vervoort, the minister-president of the Brussels-Capital region, said the city had shown “its true nature … an exemplar of solidarity”, citing the massive number of blood donations, taxis giving their services for free and people on social networks offering to open their homes to those in need.

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In the wake of any terrorist attack >

1° = mourn victims + try to defy dreary ideology of perpetrators.

2° = understand what went wrong.

Belgium’s beleaguered security services are once again facing intense scrutiny over how such complex attacks could happen with so much advance warning.

failings of a country with grotesquely complex state structures + highly dysfunctional security system => turning nasty as the country finds itself confronting a terrorist infrastructure that has planted deep roots in Belgian society.

U.S. officials  are bashing ‘clueless’, ‘shitty’ Belgian Security Forces for being way too incompetent to handle today’s terror threat.

== Belgium has never had a strong intelligence culture, as it partly relied on safety support from its neighbours; and particularly from France.

main issue with Belgian security Forces today =/= lack of infrastructures => lack of interest in coordination = consequence of Belgian political establishment = dysfunctional system

Recent figures = 562 Belgians fought in Iraq or Syria > At least 124 hail from Brussels. > population of 11 million, Belgium sent more fighters per capita than any country in Europe to the charnel house of the Syrian civil war. Something is clearly going wrong here.

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list of people (and things) to be blamed for this situation published already in November last year > chief of police + several politicians > many still in power

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Lorenzo & his humble friends

In the wake of any terrorist attack the first thing to do is mourn the victims and try to defy the dreary ideology of the perpetrators.

The second thing to do is to understand what went wrong. Belgium’s beleaguered security services are once again facing intense scrutiny over how such complex attacks could happen with so much advance warning. Many times already I have spoken of the failings of a country with grotesquely complex state structures and a highly dysfunctional security system. Now those failings are turning nasty as the country finds itself confronting a terrorist infrastructure that has planted deep roots in Belgian society. Only last week, the arrest in Molenbeek of Salah Abdeslam was presented by state officials as a security triumph. Instead, I asked again whether the dynamics of the arrest represented yet another proof that Belgium was a failed state. The terrorist was captured only several hundred metres from his family home…

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Iranian media implicitly accuse Erdogan to have known of the Bruxelles’s attacks in advance

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Source: Entekhab.ir

Iranian media are following the Russian one, publishing articles in which they accuse (implicitly) the Turkish President Erdogan to have known of the attacks in Bruxelles in advance. All derives from a speech that Erdogan gave on March 18, four days before the attacks in Bruxelles, after the explosion of the bomb in Ankara. In that occasion, Erdogan said that “nothing prevents that a bomb, like the one that exploded in Ankara, could explode also in Bruxelles“. Erdogan was accused many times by Russian and Iranian media to be a supporter of Isis.

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Brussel,mijn thuis de dag van de aanval

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Brussel A1psdBrussel A2Brussel A3Brussel A4Brussel A5Brussel A6Brussel A7Brussel, mijn thuisstad.
Toen ik in Brussel s’ochtends aankwam met de trein verschoot ik wel even als mijn trein in Brussel Zuid geévacueerd werd en ik vervolgens hoorde van deze vreselijke aanslagen.
Mijn gedachten gaan uit naar de slachtoffers en hun familie.

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