OK, so I’m in Europe (Denmark) this week as the migrants from who-knows-where exactly in the Middle East, supposedly from Syria, stream through central Europe. Apparently to Germany. And Sweden. The Danish media is all over this, showing as many pictures as possible of those poor refugees and those Good Europeans opening their hearts to them (see this post describing the concept of “weaponized empathy”). I had been putting up with this and the ensuing “discussions” of what can we do – feeling that somehow, some way, I and all the other viewers were being manipulated. And then I read two blog posts this morning and a whole lot of pieces fell into place.
First, from that stalwart in this arena, Snaphanen; a short video clip showing “a final good-bye from a “refugee” at the main train station in Budapest just before leaving for Germany (Normally a nice, clean place and afterwards a sea of garbage and excrement” [original Danish: En sidste hilsen fra en “flygtning” på Hovedbanegården i Budapest inden afgangen til Tyskland. Normalt er rent og pænt sted. Efter sig trækker de et hav af affald og ekskrementer.]). It’s a short clip, 25 seconds, and you don’t even need any sound, but pay attention to that “refugee” on the left.
The next post came from my new favorite site, Bookworm Room, titled “A few thoughts about the dangerous influx of Muslim “refugees” into Europe“. Had I not read this after seeing the video above, I would probably have just shook my head, and not understood the significance of that video. A few quotes.
The first is from Bookworm’s site which references a linked article from Pamela Gellar’s site:
The question no one is asking is why all these people, all of a sudden? Did millions of Muslims across the Middle East and Africa get a text message that said, go now? This is clearly orchestrated, and as I previously reported, ISIS warned Europe of an invasion of “migrants.” This, too, is an act of war. How many jihadists are among the hordes?
Indeed. It would seem from the video that at least one or one wannabe is. Next, the post that included the quote above links to this page:
While the media hand-wrings and wails about the poor migrants overwhelming Europe, it is a crisis, but not what the media would have you believe. The crisis is crushing — the scale of which is one not seen in Europe since the end of World War II.
Obama’s “Junior Varsity” team has overturned the order of the world. And it’s only just begun.
It’s all of a piece.
In February, the Islamic State threatened to send half a million Muslim migrants in a ‘psychological’ attack against the West.
Oh, sure, you say, Pam’s just a conspiracy nut or an Islamophobe or a racist or a [pick your own favorite disqualifier]. But wait, she was referencing a real newspaper article. This article from the Daily Mail.
But wait, how could ISIS control the flow of immigrants? Easy, they control in no small part, that flow:
The movement of migrants across the Middle East and Africa towards Europe has generated up to $323 million for the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and other jihadist groups, a new report has revealed.
Weird, huh? Once again, an example of the Jihadists doing exactly what they said they were going to do. Followed by a complete lack of faith that they will do so and then utter surprise when it happens.
BTW, the rest of that Bookworm article not referenced here, is first rate – as are the links to Pam Geller’s site. You really need to know more if you’re depending on the MSM for your information.
Update (20150911): Not exactly sure how to take this: IS Tries to Frighten Its Population From Fleeing to Europe. It certainly seems to contradict the info above; is it taqiya to divert attention to (cover for) those earlier comments above? Uncoordinated statements from various parties in/affiliated with IS/ISIS? Or is it just perhaps just one guy? Curious development anyway.