Britain Is Losing Freedom of Speech from Islamic Diversity

Britain is the number one example that Muslim immigration crushes free speech, because the local headchoppers claim their tender feelings are hurt when Islam is described accurately.

In April, Paul Weston read a Winston Churchill quote about Islam to get himself arrested to show the weakened state of free speech in Britain today, and it worked.

Anything that criticizes Islam is verboten, probably because the authorities fear the riots that occur whenever Muslims residing in Europe get angry about something. For example, the Muslims in Paris were ticked off about Israel invading Gaza and proceeded to rip up the pavement on streets. A couple weeks ago, Muslims rioted in French cities shouting “France is ours!” after Algeria won in the World Cup. And so it goes in diverse Islamified Europe.

CBN’s Dale Hurd interviewed Paul Weston and others about the state of free speech in Great Britain, and the answers are not positive.

Obviously, admitting Muslims as immigrants is the worst mistake a nation can make.

Britain’s Lost Freedoms: ‘We’re Living in a Madhouse’, By Dale Hurd, CBN News, July 18, 2014

LONDON – America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom.

Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill’s criticism of Islam.

The calendar might say it’s 2014, but in Britain it’s starting to feel like George Orwell’s “1984″ because “Big Brother” has decided that certain things can no longer be said.

Arrested over Churchill
Weston quoted from Winston Churchill’s book, The River War, in which he wrote:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia (rabies) in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”

As a young officer, Churchill fought Muslim jihadists in Sudan and believed Islam was a dangerous religion.

Weston chose to publicly quote Churchill because he thought that in today’s politically correct Britain, comparing Islam to rabies–as Churchill did–would likely get him reported to police and arrested.

It did.

“I wanted to make the point that, if it’s really become so bad in this country that you can no longer quote the words of the greatest living Englishman, then we really need to look seriously at what we can still say in this country,” Weston said.

“We don’t have (America’s) First Amendment. And speech is rapidly becoming a no-go area if you talk about certain issues. We are living in an absolute madhouse in this country with our free speech laws at the moment,” he said. Continue reading this article

America's Open Borders Invite Jihadist Enemies

There’s no question that murderous Muslims are on the march from Africa to the Middle East, and are pumped to wage jihad beyond dar al-Islam, particularly to the United States.

Reporter Dale Hurd noted in ISIS a ‘Clear and Present Danger’ to US Homeland that the aggregation of jihadist groups was a national security threat:

One new danger mentioned was a non-metallic bomb being developed that could be smuggled onto commercial aircraft without detection.

But why would jihadists need to build fancy airplane bombs when they can easily transport serious WMDs across America’s wide-open southern border? The cartels run the place now, while the US Border Patrol is busy providing daycare for illegal alien kiddies from Central America.

Below, an incomplete border fence in Hudspeth County Texas.

Iraqi Extremists Promising Attack Could Slip Through Mexican Border, CBS News Dallas Fort Worth, June 18, 2014

SOUTH TEXAS (KRLD) – There are concerns that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — an extremist group that has already captured several large cities in Iraq and is bearing down on Baghdad — could be responsible for the next 9/11 style terror plot on U.S. soil.

“This jihadist group ISIS and it’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have promised direct confrontation with America, ” says Congressman Ted Poe (R-Houston). “He is looking forward to that day and he has said that publicly, we should believe him when he says that. These folks hate everything about the United States.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R- South Carolina) echoed Poe’s remark, saying on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that U.S. officials have warned the next major attack on U.S. soil could emanate from the region.

“The seeds of 9/11s are being planted all over Iraq and Syria,” Graham said. “They want an Islamic caliphate that runs through Syria and Iraq…and they plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home.”

And Poe thinks the likely way ISIS will get into the U.S. to commit a terror attack will be through the Texas-Mexico border.

“Of course the way they would come to the United States would be through the porous border with Mexico. The drug cartels will bring people into the country no matter who they are — for money,” says Poe. “Everyone in the world knows that the border between the United States and Mexico is completely porous.”

Poe thinks the way to prevent such an attack would be to secure the border. “And we should secure the border by putting the National Guard on the border so people don’t cross into the United States without permission.”

He adds, “National security does not start overseas; it starts at the border between the U.S. and Mexico.” Continue reading this article

Britain: Trojan Horse Muslims Undermine Schools

How far has the poison of Islam burrowed into British society? Scary far.

The latest is the scandal that some schools were turned into madrassas under the noses of authorities. This followed other news about unmarked halal meat (slaughtered with Islamic cruelty) being sold nationally and Muslim gangs sexually abusing young English girls.

Of course, British society is threatened by enemy Muslims who got inside the gates via immigration. The situation should be an example that admitting Islamic immigrants is the worst public policy ever, but nobody in Washington is paying attention.

Trojan Horse: UK Fears Islamic Takeover of Schools, By Dale Hurd, CBN News, June 10 2014

LONDON — The British government has announced that schools will be required to teach “British values.”

The news comes after Islamists took over several schools in the United Kingdom. This alleged plot to turn British faith-based schools into Muslim training academies has been dubbed “Operation Trojan Horse.”

“Individuals with a religious motivation have taken public money and basically created madrassas, basically created religiously motivated schools that promote intolerance, and this in some cases is a criminal enterprise,” Islamic expert George Igler said.

The decision comes at a time when Britain was already in an uproar over the explosion of Muslim halal food in the nation’s food supply and after revelations that several predominantly Muslim sex gangs around Britain were using English girls as sex slaves.

Whether it’s food or schools, Islam is advancing in Britain. Islamists want to conquer the United Kingdom. Continue reading this article

Left Fascism Threatens Freedom in Europe and Beyond

Free Speech is under attack by the left here in America, and we can look to Europe to see how bad it can get. CBN journalist Dale Hurd does a lot of reporting from there and is not hopeful about the future of free expression on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly since universities have become socialist indoctrination factories turning out angry activists.

In Europe, leftists claim their actions are anti-racist, and that PC label masks a lot violence and intimidation.

Of course, Europe has Muslims by the millions, and the mix of leftholes with Allah’s gangsters produces a particularly noxious brew.

Free Speech Farce: Rise of American Fascism, By Dale Hurd, CBN News, April 30, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — America is facing a new fascism that does not tolerate any views it doesn’t like — where “wrong” speech is being hounded, demonized and shouted down.

The head of Mozilla, maker of Firefox web browser, was forced to step down because he gave money to a campaign several years ago that was against gay marriage.

Brandeis University recently withdrew an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an internationally acclaimed champion of women’s rights and a victim of female genital mutilation and forced marriage, because her opposition to Islam was deemed offensive.

Across the Water
If you want a glimpse into how bad it could become in the future, Americans need not look any further than across the Atlantic to Western Europe.

Transplant American conservative values of ‘God, country and traditional family’ in Western Europe and, more likely than not, you’d be branded “extreme right,” “anti-woman,” “homophobic,” and even “Nazi.”

If you’re against radical Islam or immigration, you can be labelled a racist. Wave your nation’s flag too much and you’re a fascist.

And should you be brave enough to demonstrate publicly for a conservative cause or run for office on conservative principles, you could be physically attacked or, in Sweden, your home might be wrecked.

Danish Journalist Lars Hedegaard publishes the Scandinavian online newspaper Dispatch International.

“You could get beaten up. We see that in Sweden. You have these so called ‘anti-fascists’ coming to known right-wingers’ homes and wrecking their apartments,” Hedegaard said. “They go destroy the furniture, tear up the books, and then they make a video of it and put it out on the web.” Continue reading this article

France: Muslim Zones Are Dangerous for White French Citizens

In France, Muslims increasingly attack white French citizens, and it’s called crime, but it’s really war in the Islamic conquest by immigration. Islamic no-go zones are “little Muslim caliphates” and white French enter at their own risk because police fear to go into those places also.

In addition, the French left are worsening a dangerous situation by stupidly believing that they can make a deal with the devil of Islam, perhaps because Muslims helped elect the socialist Hollande. However, the leftist Muslim allies will merely be eaten last — if they are lucky.

When Muslims aren’t beating up French people on the street, they are burning the place down, as shown below in the wreckage of Grenoble after Muslims went on a rampage of arson and general destruction in 2010.

Funny how the dangerous transformation of Europe by Muslim immigration is something only reported in this country by CBN. Apparently American media are still stuck on the idea of diverse immigration as a total good. Will the broadcasters notice when France begins to look like Lebanon?

Native French under Attack in Muslim Areas, CBN, By Dale Hurd, April 10, 2014

PARIS — Violent crime can happen anywhere and to anyone and for many reasons, but in Muslim-controlled parts of France, it has become especially dangerous to be white.

Surveillance camera video shows white French being beaten up by predominantly Muslim immigrant gangs in the Metro and on the street.

Islamic immigrants consider it their territory and whites enter at their own risk. The French call them “sensitive urban zones” — no-go zones where the police don’t enter or don’t enforce the law.

Some call them little Muslim caliphates inside the borders of France.

“And it’s like that because these parts of the country are in the hands of drug traffickers, gangs and imams [Islamic leaders],” French commentator Guy Milliere explained.

A French report says almost 1 in 5 French have been victims of racist insults or worse. A few cases have even gone to trial.

“Some of those who launch racist attacks on whites use Islam as the reason they do it. They may not even speak Arabic, but they still use Islam as a ‘flag,’” Tarik Yildiz, a French sociologist, said.

Yildiz, author of the book, Anti-White Racism, is not native French but is the son of Turkish immigrants.

“My book is viewed as politically incorrect and breaks a taboo: the idea that immigrants could oppress whites,” Yildez said.

Generation Identitaire Defense
It’s a reality for a Frenchman named Max, who asked that CBN News not use his last name.

He’s been attacked more than once by immigrants and still has a bruise under one eye from the latest attack when we interviewed him.

He’s joined Generation Identitaire, a youth movement united around the defense of French culture and white identity. Continue reading this article

Diverse Sweden Rushes to Embrace (and Become) a Third World Culture

CBN reporter Dale Hurd recently visited the socialist multicultural utopia to see how all the imported diversity is working out.

Not so well, it appears.

Could it be that not all cultures are equal or compatible? Sweden has been particularly stubborn in avoiding the obvious truth that knuckle-dragger Islamic tribes should be left in their own locales to sort out their issues.

But saying political correctness is strong among Swedes is an understatement: the fear of discussing anything controversial, particularly diverse immigration, is extreme, despite the Muslim rape wave. Aren’t women’s rights and safety supposed to be important to liberals?

And what about last years’ week-long immigrant rioting in Stockholm and other cities? Even the New York Times named the perps as “bands made up mostly of young immigrants.”

Have the Swedes always been such loathesome weenies? They were officially neutral in WWII, although it has recently been reported that Sweden made secret loans to Nazi Germany.

Swedes are so silenced by PC, self-censorship and fear of being called racist that Somali refugee Amun Abdullahi (pictured) who tried unsuccessfully to report on jihad went back home to Mogadishu in disappointment.

Diverse liberalism is poison; Sweden is but one example. The national experience also shows what a mistake Muslim immigration is for any western society.

Soviet Sweden? Model Nation Sliding to Third World, By Dale Hurd, CBN, April 02, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — When President Barack Obama visited Sweden last year, he expressed his deep admiration for the Swedish model. But that should make Americans a little nervous.

One U.N. report says Sweden will be a third-world nation in about 15 years, below Libya and Bulgaria. Sweden is a society that believes it is racing into the future, but critics warn that it is racing to the bottom.

It has been a laboratory for all kinds of social experiments: Swedish leaders are trying to build the perfect society.

The country has been compared to two nations that also tried to build perfect societies: North Korea and the Soviet Union.

In Sweden, if you don’t like how utopia is being built, you won’t be shot like in North Korea, but your life could become very unpleasant, very quickly.

A Perfect Society?
A YouTube video shows a journalist from one of Sweden’s leading tabloids, Expressen, confronting a Swede at his home.

The man, a professor, made what he thought were anonymous negative comments on a website about immigrant problems in Sweden.

But left-wing hackers helped the newspaper track him and others like him down so they could be exposed before the whole nation as racists. Another man, a manager, was fired because of it.

Sweden’s leftist establishment and media believe a cornerstone of their perfect society is multiculturalism: large scale immigration from some of the poorest, most backward nations on earth. Swedes who disagree with that plan risk being labeled racist, fascist, even Nazi.

“Immigration is the starting point and the finishing point. It’s the most important point to prove you’re friendly toward foreigners, you’re friendly toward immigration,” Danish journalist Mikael Jalving, author of the book Absolut Sweden, said.

“It’s all about whether you can be said to be hostile to immigration. Once that is ‘proven,’ you’re out of the game. Once you’re ‘proven’ to be a racist or fascist or nationalist, which is almost as bad, you cannot have any legitimate positions or points of view,” he explained. Continue reading this article

Twelve Years after September 11 Attacks, the West Is Strangely Supportive of Hostile Islam

CBN’s Dale Hurd remains one of the most truthful reporters about the worldwide scourge of Islam. His 9/11 report shows how little elites have learned since the jihadist attack during the intervening years, where Islam has been on the march from the streets of London to Benghazi, using violence to establish a planet-wide caliphate of totalitarian sharia rule.

The big attacks are simple enough for mainstream journalists to cover, but Hurd digs down into the everyday affronts by Muslims against western freedoms, like the systematic rapes of European women and Muslim men grooming white English girls for prostitution.

Worse, western authorities too often give a pass to Muslim crimes, either out of political correctness or plain fear. Hostile Muslims cannot be trained into civil behavior, and our government should therefore stop allowing them to immigrate here in the name of diversity. We have plenty of home-grown problems already.

After 9/11: Is the West Protecting Radical Islam?, by Dale Hurd, CBN, September 10, 2013

LONDON — Twelve years have passed years since 9/11, and Western leaders still refuse to get real about the threat of radical Islam.

A few years ago, CBN News filmed Denmark’s Muslim community marching through the streets of Copenhagen under a banner that read “Islam is peace and love.”

It would be great if it were true. But a few weeks ago one of Denmark’s most influential Muslim leaders dropped a bombshell when he admitted that every mosque in Denmark is controlled by a radical imam.

Even before George W. Bush went to a Washington, D.C. mosque after 9/11 and said the World Trade Center attack was not the true face of Islam, critics have accused Western leaders of being more concerned with appearing tolerant than confronting the threat posed by radical Islam. This is because while the vast majority of the world’s Muslims are not terrorists, the vast majority of the world’s terrorists are Muslims.

The United States has foiled more than 60 terrorist plots since 9/11. Britain uncovers at least one major terrorist attack every year. But there are other forms of violence from Muslim culture that authorities aren’t facing.

Police Cover-Up?

Britain is still reeling from a scandal in which police covered up a Muslim rape gang epidemic for 10 years; one in which primarily Pakistani men made white English girls their sex slaves.

For years, British authorities tried to pretend that Muslim sex grooming gangs didn’t exist. And so the problem grew, and more young women had their lives ruined.

Muslim immigrant gangs in Britain are still so dangerous that when CBN News tried to interview rape gang victims no one would go on camera. Even their family members and friends insisted that they would be in danger if their identities or faces were shown.

A woman from northern England, who we’re calling “Christine,” told us there are areas now where young girls just can’t walk down their own streets. People are too scared to come out and say what is going on.” Continue reading this article

German Homeschoolers Lose Asylum Case in Court

Funny how the Obama bunch is fine with importing tens of millions of lawbreaking foreigners from criminal cultures (like Mexico) but will not accept a German homeschool family who face punishment at home for keeping the kids out of state school. Perhaps if the Romeikes (pictured below) were Kenyan Muslims instead of European Christians, America’s diversity-beguiled government might be more welcoming.

More than 100,000 Americans signed a White House petition favoring the family’s asylum case. That number is a threshold that is supposed to require a response from the White House.

The family was threatened with criminal prosecution in Germany for homeschooling their kids, so the Romeike request for asylum was grounded in genuine danger. European nations take the liberal indoctrination of the young very seriously; for example, Sweden strongly suggests parents hand over their one-year-olds for daycare to raise rather than mom and dad at home.

US Court Denies German Home-Schoolers Asylum, By Dale Hurd, CBN News, May 15, 2013

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama administration’s refusal to grant asylum to the Romeike family.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder filed against the family, arguing that asylum should not be granted because home schooling isn’t a fundamental right protected under religious freedom.

The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 facing criminal prosecution for home schooling. In 2010, they were granted political asylum by immigration Judge Lawrence Burman, but his decision was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals last year.

On Tuesday, the three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit issued a unanimous decision against the family.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike began home schooling in Germany because they didn’t want their children exposed to things like witchcraft and graphic sex education that are taught in German schools. Continue reading this article

Obama Frees Foreign Criminals but Seeks to Deport German Homeschoolers

We learned recently of the Obama administration’s decision to release thousands of criminal aliens onto American streets, using approaching sequester budget cuts as an excuse.

But do not think that the Obama crowd objects to deportation generally. In fact, Eric Holder’s Justice Department is working to deport a German family pursuing an asylum claim because Germany bars homeschooling.

Eric Holder has taken the position that homeschooling is not a human right regarding asylum, and that policy could affect American parents as well. About two million students are currently homeschooled in the United States, about 2.9 percent of the total. The German family case may signal a crackdown coming from Washington on the freedom of US parents to educate their own children.

Some European nations want every kid put in the state schools to absorb the diversity belief system. Sweden is particularly bad for demanding even little toddlers be immersed in state-approved social attitudes. (See Sweden’s Crackdown on Home Schooling Causes Parents to Flee.)

The Romeike family (shown below) left Germany and sought asylum in the United States because Germany doesn’t allow families to homeschool.

The family was granted asylum initially, but now the Obama administration is using its powerful resources to deport them.

Americans Warned: Home Schoolers Stripped of Rights, By Dale Hurd, CBN News, March 18, 2013

BERLIN — Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said that home schooling is not a parent’s right. It is a statement some are saying should frighten American parents.

Nations like Germany and Sweden show that when governments take away home schooling rights, it’s a slippery slope to no parental rights.

America the Refuge or Not

The Romeike family came to the United States from Germany five years ago hoping to find refuge. They wanted to home-school their children in freedom and a federal judge granted them asylum.

But now the Obama administration has been trying to deport them, arguing that home schooling is not a right. The case is currently before a federal appeals court.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike began home schooling in Germany because they didn’t want their children exposed to things like witchcraft and graphic sex education that are taught in German schools.

“There were stories where [school children] were encouraged to ask the devil for help instead of God and actually the devil would help (in the story),” Uwe said.

“When we found out what’s in the textbooks, it’s exactly the opposite from what the Bible tells us and teaches us, and we wanted to protect [our children],” his wife Hannelore added.

But home schooling is illegal in Germany, except in rare cases. And many home schooling parents are persecuted with fines, jail, or the loss of their children. Continue reading this article

France: Young Citizens Fight Islamization

It’s interesting that in France, a strong movement opposing Muslim immigration has developed among young French people. Perhaps the schools there have not become diversity ideology indoctrination centers to the extent they have in America. Citizens concerned with preserving French culture exist among all age groups, of course, but the presence of young folks is hopeful for the future.

Certainly everyone can easily see the effects of Islamic hostility in society, from no-go zones to street riots at times lasting weeks as happened in the civil unrest of 2005.

One example of patriotic resistance was the October demonstration against Islamic immigration held by the group Generation Identitaire (shown below) at a mosque in historic Poitiers where Charles Martel defeated Muslim invaders in 732.

Generation Identitaire posted a statement of principles, strong on an understanding of human nature: WATCH.

Dale Hurd reported on the new French Resistance:

‘Generation Identity’ Wages War on France Islamization, CBN News, By Dale Hurd, December 07, 2012

PARIS – It was a political protest with shock value, the likes of which has never been seen on French TV news: a group of young people stormed a mosque in the city of Portiers, going to the roof and unfurling a banner calling for a national referendum on Muslim immigration.

The banner included the number 732, the year Charles Martel defeated the Islamic invasion in Portiers.

The group calls itself Generation Identitaire, or Generation Identity. They say they are at war with “the 68′ers,” the baby boomers who run France, for wrecking their future with multicultural policies that some fear are turning France into a Muslim nation.

They released a video called “A Declaration of War.”

In the video, members say, “We are Generation Identitaire. We are the generation of ethnic fracture, the total failure of coexistence, and the forced mixing of races. We have stopped believing in a ‘Global Village’ and the ‘Family of Man.’”

Their rhetoric sounds racist, but they say they do not believe in racial superiority or racial stereotypes. Rather, they fear losing France to Muslim immigrants from Africa.

CBN News interviewed a leader of the group, Julien Langella, in the southern French city of Toulon.

“It’s not about hate of other people,” Langella insisted. “It’s about heritage. It’s about loving our people and our land. And we fight for this.”

Groups like Generation Identitaire are symptoms of a nation that is coming unglued. They are an unintended but a predictable by-product of a failed multiculturalism that, instead of creating a melting pot, has created ethnic tribalism and dangerous “no-go zones.” Continue reading this article

French Media Disregards Patriot Demonstration

On Saturday, hundreds of traditional French citizens marched against the millions of Muslim immigrants who refuse to assimilate to Western civilization. The French said they did not want to submit to totalitarian Islamic sharia law.

The pro-diversity French press was uninterested, however CBN’s Dale Hurd was in Paris to make a report. (I posted about this gathering on Sunday, but Hurd’s details warrant another look.)

The demonstration followed an earlier patriotic event when a group called Generation Identitaire occupied a mosque under construction in historic Poitiers where invading Muslims were defeated in 732, and raised a sign demanding an end to Muslim immigration.

French Media Ignores Protest against Radical Islam, By Dale Hurd, CBN News, November 12, 2012

A patriotic march for French values and culture, and against radical Islam, was virtually blacked out by France’s politically correct media.

Over the weekend, protestors chanted against Islamic fascism and about the French victory over Arab invaders in 732 A.D. It was the first march of its kind in France.

A broad coalition of groups from across France came together because they feel like they are losing their country to radical Islam, Sharia law, and a politically correct establishment that encourages the spread of Islam.

“Sharia law is slowly being enforced in our country and we want to march here to protest that because our government is doing nothing,” one French demonstrator said. Continue reading this article

Greece Rounds Up Annoying Illegal Aliens

The social fabric must be getting pretty frayed in Greece, judging by the police making a big show of gathering up hundreds of illegal aliens. It’s hard to judge from afar, of course, but there are signs that the normal society has been shredded by the financial crisis, and order has come unglued as a result. An early casualty has been the Greeks’ appreciation of diversity.

One indicator: Afghan “refugees” parked in Greece say they wish they’d stayed home. Getting beat up in the street will do that.

Afghan Refugees: Life in Greece Worse than Taliban, By Dale Hurd, CBN, July 31, 2012

ATHENS, Greece — While the Greeks struggle with life amidst a collapsed economy, life for another group in Greece has become dangerous and unbearable: refugees.

Afghan refugees, huddled in their flat in central Athens, told CBN News that coming to Greece was the biggest mistake they ever made.

They called their life in Greece “a nightmare,” and claimed they hide in their home as much as possible to avoid being beaten up in the street.

Worse than Afghanistan
If they could, the Afghans said, they would go back to Afghanistan tomorrow.

It appears the only thing worse than being in Greece during the economic crisis is being an immigrant or refugee. The economic collapse has turned many Greeks against outsiders, especially from non-Western nations. [. . .]

When the government doesn’t provide order and protect public safety, vigilante groups arise to fill the void. Two examples from American history are the Vigilance Committees of San Francisco and the Minutemen who kept watch on the Arizona border.

A June 9 report from the BBC (Journey across crisis-hit Greece) included remarks from a man whose cousin was murdered by Afghans.

“We can’t have so many immigrants – we don’t even have jobs ourselves,” he says. “The migrants are in a way the victims of this whole story. But I would blame the government that doesn’t do anything to protect Greeks from the hordes who come here. We’re very scared of them – people say they would take the law into their own hands.”

Would he take the law into his own hands?

“If the state can’t protect me, someone has to. Myself and my family,” he says.

If the government isn’t holding up its end of the social contract by providing public safety, then concerned citizens will look to themselves.

The New York Times‘ report on the Greek crackdown (As Greece Rounds Up Migrants, Official Says ‘Invasion’ Imperils National Stability, 8/7) contained an interesting quote from a government official:

The minister [of public order], Nikos Dendias, defended the mass detentions, saying that a failure to curb a relentless flow of immigrants into Greece would lead the country, which is surviving on foreign loans, to collapse. “Our social fabric is at risk of unraveling,” Mr. Dendias told a private television channel, Skai. “The immigration problem is perhaps even greater than the financial one.”

Funny how the Times can report on excess illegal immigration (“Invasion”!) causing a social breakdown overseas while the paper continues to preach to virtues of mega-diverse immigration at home.

At any rate, the minister’s statement shows the leaders know the social dynamite on their plate and are taking action. Citizens need to believe that their government is willing to protect them.

Greece: 6,000 detained during raids on immigrants, Associated Press, August 6, 2012

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece are rounding up thousands of suspected illegal immigrants in a large-scale deportation drive to combat what a government official compared to a prehistoric invasion.

Greece has long been Europe’s main entry point for illegal immigrants from Asia and Africa seeking a better life in the West. But Greece’s severe economic problems and high unemployment are making the problem worse than ever.

Police said Monday that 6,000 people were detained over the weekend in Athens in a massive operation incongruously named after the ancient Greek god of hospitality, Zeus Xenios. Continue reading this article

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