Look at what happens in a nation that is not Islam-friendly. A vote comes due, and the politicians fall over themselves to plunge into the Islamic pool. We see the emergence of foul-smelling rats. We see our politicians turning the voters into jackals.
Where do the people turn when the electable leaders, not the fringe candidates on the extremes of politics but the ordinary men and women of the nation, stink to high heaven? What is the average voter to think when his own representative goes against him in search of election? What is the average person to think when leaders of a nation consort with the enemy to win a democratic race that results in betrayal of democracy itself?
France is burning this evening. So too is Germany. Denmark. Belgium. And what can we expect from them, the leaders of nations in the thick of Islamic violence, when the time comes for them to court votes? We will write nothing further on this for today other than to leave at the end of this post a link to a long and boring minimanual we hope people will read for its historical interest. The minimanual is meant not as a physical blueprint for action but as a manual for psychological preparation for this struggle ahead, one that is explicitly organizational. As we have written many times and consistently, the Muslim is a police matter; but Islam is a matter for us all. Yes, we urge our readers to act as extra-parliamentary oppositionists, and that has in the past meant groups we cannot abide, but that is where we must pick up from our politicians and make of our experiences what we will.
Anti-Turkish Austria courts local Turkish voteAP , VIENNA
Monday, Oct 24, 2005,Page 6
Most Austrians -- and most of the country's major political parties -- vehemently oppose Turkey's bid to join the EU. But it's election time in Vienna, and suddenly those same parties are courting the local Turkish vote.
So how do you meld the conflicting interests of appealing to the mainstream Turkophobe Austrian electorate while catering to voters of Turkish origin whose ballot will make a difference in yesterday's capital's election?
"It's tough occasionally," conceded Nurten Yilmaz, an Austrian of Turkish origin, as she took a break from handing out red balloons and folders urging voters -- Turkish and otherwise -- to vote for her Social Democratic Party.
Only one of the five parties running for City Hall -- the xenophobic Freedom Party -- is not fielding a Turkish candidate. Instead, it appeals to the rabidly anti-Turkish fringe vote with posters declaring "Liberated Women instead of the Mandatory Headscarf," and "German instead of `Don't Understand.'"
But with most of Austria's 200,000-strong Turkish community living in Vienna, a city of about 1.5 million people, the other parties cannot ignore their vote.
Many Turks here are skeptical of their sudden popularity -- and with reason.
"I've been here for 20 years but I'm still not fully accepted," Mehmet Akar said in strongly accented German as he stopped at Yilmaz's stand in Vienna's 16th District, where kebab stores are next to shops offering more traditional Austrian goods.
Recent EU surveys show only one in 10 Austrians backs the idea of Turkey joining the bloc. Austria tends to have little political clout in the EU. Yet it took days of intense pressure from the bloc's 24 other member states for Vienna to abandon its attempt earlier this month to scuttle talks with Turkey on future full membership.
In Austria, there is no such clear divide on the Turkish question. But the People's Party -- the governing party nationally -- seems to be fighting an uphill battle because of its vehement opposition to Turkish EU membership.
Turkish candidate Sirvan Ekici repeatedly canceled appointments with a reporter wanting to accompany her during campaigning. Even the rightist BZOE has fielded a candidate of Turkish origin, despite past opposition to immigrants by its leading figures, including populist firebrand Joerg Haider.
Even the rightist BZOE has fielded a candidate of Turkish origin.