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Contains reviews and recommendations for relevant books, and also contains electronic copies, where available

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Dabiq - the magazine of ISIS

Started by Alan Lake. Last reply by Alan Lake Aug 30, 2016. 2 Replies

Translations of Koran into English

Started by Joe. Last reply by Herman Van Keer Jan 19, 2016. 4 Replies

Prophet of Doom by Craig Winn

Started by Herman Van Keer. Last reply by Kinana Jan 19, 2016. 3 Replies

A God who Hates by Wafa Sultan

Started by Herman Van Keer. Last reply by Alan Lake Jan 16, 2016. 1 Reply

Review of 'Motoons' - by Dag Walker

Started by Alan Lake. Last reply by Philip Smeeton Oct 2, 2015. 10 Replies

United in Hate - the Left and Islam

Started by Pat McCrann. Last reply by Joe Apr 9, 2014. 3 Replies

The Global War on Christians

Started by Kinana Dec 9, 2013. 0 Replies

'Crucified Again' by Raymond Ibrahim

Started by Kinana. Last reply by Alan Lake Jul 26, 2013. 1 Reply

Orphan of Islam by Alexander Khan

Started by Kinana. Last reply by Kinana Mar 26, 2013. 2 Replies

#Actual Books

Started by Alan Lake. Last reply by Joe Feb 14, 2013. 9 Replies

What To Do If Arrested - by Shieldwall

Started by Darth Vader Jan 21, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Antony on May 11, 2017 at 13:07
Comment by Antony on April 1, 2017 at 14:26
Comment by Philip Smeeton on March 14, 2017 at 9:56

I guess the normalcy bias, Kinana, is openness to everything new in an equal and indiscriminate manner, blindness to threat and danger. A normalcy bias should be a determination to preserve normalcy by aggressively rejecting harmful change. The harm has unfortunately to be experienced in order to be recognised, but once recognised and understood must be opposed by every means.

Comment by Alan Lake on March 13, 2017 at 20:54
ZD30 is one of the best movies of all time! Ive watched it several times already.
Comment by Kinana on March 13, 2017 at 14:27

The bias of normalcy in a time of insanity

March 07, 2017 04:29 EST
William Kilpatrick

I came across the term “normalcy bias” the other day.  It refers to a mental habit of assuming that things will continue to function as they normally have.  The normalcy bias causes us to underestimate the possibility of a life-changing disaster or a radical societal change.  It renders us more vulnerable and less prepared when hard times strike.

An interesting essay.  It discusses how to see things differently than the way we have seen them in the past?  Why people cannot or will not see changes in reality.  The author concludes:

According to an old saying, “Experience is a hard teacher, but a fool will have no other.” Let’s hope that Americans will learn from the harsh experience of Europeans, and give up their foolish hopes about Islam before it’s too late.  If we don’t, future generations may regard us not just as fools, but as damn fools.

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More preaching to the choir (good article, though). Underlying the problem the author discusses is the fact that nobody is listening to the author or those like him. It's like living in a Kafka story.

In the movie Casablanca, the young Bulgarian bride trying to escape to American tells Rick that the devil has her country by the throat. I now know what she meant. The pervasive and willful ignorance in our society -- all in the name of "righteousness" and "charity" -- are diabolism on a scale never seen before in history.

I am reminded of a story of when Captain Cook sailed to the South Pacific and anchored his big boat near one of the Islands.  For a few days he observed the natives from the big boat who appeared not to notice them at all.  Only when Captain Cook and his crew got into the little boats did the natives react.  It was like the sight of the big boat was such a novelty that it did not register in their minds that this was something super new and important, and maybe even dangerous.  

Comment by Philip Smeeton on March 13, 2017 at 13:27

I recommend this movie, "Zero Dark Thirty". About the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden. It did not offend me politically.

Comment by Philip Smeeton on March 11, 2017 at 14:47

Gorilla Tactics. Guerrilla Warfare.

Black satire or dark humor, racist wit?

Venus Williams was accused of employing guerrilla tactics in a tennis match.

Barack and Michelle called monkeys, apes or gorillas.

You could call what is going on in France, Gorilla Warfare.

As it is mostly Frenchmen and Jews that are being attacked by criminals of colour in France, I would feel justified in saying that a race war is going on.

And not just in France.

Comment by Antony on March 11, 2017 at 12:44

Sounds like a good book - hope they translate it soon - Michel Houllebeq's "Submission" is also a must read.

Comment by Alan Lake on March 11, 2017 at 11:56
After Things Fell Apart
Posted on March 10, 2017 by Baron Bodissey
A while back a reader named pistache tipped us to a newly-released French book entitled Guerilla:

It’s a novel by the journalist Laurent Obertone, set in a not too distant future, where an attack on a cop degenerates into massive riots by the ‘suburbs youths’. Coupled with a terror attack, it brings about the collapse of the French state in the matter of a few days.

This prophetic novel suffers from a near-total media blackout, and is ‘hidden’ in some stores, but has still managed to become a best seller (in the top three in many stores, #1 in all categories for a couple of days this week [first week of October 2016] on

Ava Lon acquired the book, read it, and wrote the following review. As far as I know, Guerilla is not yet available in English. However, readers who understand French may want to take a look:

‘Guerilla’ by Laurent ObertoneGuerilla — Le jour où tout s’embrasa
by Laurent Obertone
Publisher: French and European Publications Inc (September 22, 2016)
ISBN-13: 979-1091447492
ASIN: B01E88BT36

The French author Laurent Obertone recently published a book entitled Guerrilla. It is set in Paris in a near — perhaps very near — future. For those who read Jean Raspail’s The Camp of the Saints, the story will sound familiar: France has been invaded by a hostile culture and lives in a permanent state of emergency. When it looks like it cannot get any worse, it does.

As long as there are still civilized things such as electricity, running water and gas stations, the nation is able to carry on. There is, however, that tipping point, where the hostile invaders — who don’t appreciate food, water and energy resources, but take them for granted — decide that the time has come to fulfill their religious mission and destroy the host for good.

Like any other parasite, they don’t anticipate their own demise after they get rid of those who have fed them. They seem unable to conceptualize anything extending beyond the current day, even though they talk about some glorious future in a utopian Caliphate. So it seems they have spent the last twenty years rioting, breeding children, making demands, destroying property, harassing women and cashing welfare checks.

Today some of them have decided: This is the day we take over; or, for some of them, the day of meeting their Maker — or so they think — and the promised 72 virgins. It is not a coordinated effort; just as on many previous occasions, the ‘no-go zones’ get upset about something meaningless, which allows them to burn some cars and break some shop windows . This time, however, the president himself goes to talk to them and as he approaches the crowd, not sensing the danger — or maybe in his condescending arrogance he fails to appreciate the volatility of the situation — he is “swallowed” and killed by the mob.

Riots in Bobigny
This is the tipping point. The last thing they “respected” or for which they would expect punishment or retaliation. So they stand there for a couple of seconds, and when no such reprisal occurs, they know France is theirs.
Comment by Antony on February 27, 2017 at 7:12

Review of Janne Teller's "War" - a book endorsed by Amnesty International ;


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Muslim Terrorism Count

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

Mission Overview

Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.

We need to capture this information before it is removed.  The site already contains sufficient information to cover most issues, but our members add further updates when possible.

We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow moderate Muslims to escape from their totalitarian political system.

The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom of Movement
The government can import new voters - except where that changes the political demographics (i.e. electoral fraud by means of immigration)
4. SP Freedom from Over-spending
People should not be charged for government systems which they reject, and which give them no benefit. For example, the government cannot pass a debt burden across generations (25 years).
An additional Freedom from Religion is be deducible by equal application of law: "Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight - except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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