John R. Houk
© May 1, 2019
A brief article attributed to Daniel Greenfield on Jihad Watch exposes the dhimmitude of America’s Multicultural Left (European undoubted influence). A museum in Massachusetts demands anti-Refugee/anti-immigration political party AfD (English: Alternative for Germany – German: Alternative fuer Deutschland) stop using an 1866 oil painting depicting the Muslim slave trade.
The AfD is vilified by European press as “far Right” often making the attempt to equate the political party as racist Neo-Nazis. The vilification is unjustified. AfD simply wants to preserve the heritage of Germany by ending Multicultural Diversity and refusing-to-assimilate Muslim Refugees/Immigrants. You can read what AfD stands for from their own info (NOT Leftist Multicultural sources in the USA or Europe!): MANIFESTO FOR GERMANY: The Political Programme of the Alternative for Germany (96 page pdf – 2017).
An example of Multiculturalist propaganda can be found at a website I usually go to as a source about Islamic terrorism – Global Security: AfD Alternative fuer Deutschland/”Alternative for Germany”. Some of the terminology used by Global Security used as descriptors are xenophobic, far-right AfD, jingoistic, and frightening similarities to the Nazi regime. You get an idea of Global Security’s attitude toward President Trump when AfD is described as having an affinity to: “… affinities with Trump Republicans include fear of immigrants and foreigners; hostility toward the European Union; and contempt for standard operating procedure in government and willingness to gut the state apparatus. As a jingoistic “Make Germany Great Again” outfit full of unpredictable political neophytes, the AfD is fairly comparable to the Trumpites.” Thanks to Hitler’s Master Race ideology; when the AfD plays to their listeners extolling European and German culture, critics of AfD use the Nazi label. It’s almost as if intolerant Islamic culture will sanitize European and German cultural history.
Thanks to all this Multiculturalist vilification it is understandable the world’s Jews look unfavorably toward AfD with all the Nazi comparisons. According to a 2017 Times of Israel article, 88% of the AfD looks favorably upon the Jewish State of Israel:
Jews hate the Alternative for Germany, but the Alternative for Germany loves Jews — or at least the Jewish state, according to a new poll.
The Jewish community largely condemned Sunday’s election victory of the far-right party, known in Germany as AfD, which garnered some 13 percent of the vote in Sunday’s national poll, making it the country’s third largest faction in parliament.
Yet the party derided for anti-Semitic, xenophobic views redolent of the Nazis is also staunchly supportive of Israel, one of a number of right-wing populist parties in Europe that have tried to make common cause with Israel’s tough stance toward terror and self-styled position as a forward bulwark against Islamic extremism.
According to a wide-ranging poll commissioned by a group promoting German-Israeli relations, most AfD politicians profess to care deeply about Israel’s security, support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state, reject unilaterally recognizing a Palestinian state, and generally support a stronger relationship between Jerusalem and Berlin.
Seventy-seven percent those polled agreed with the statement that anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism; 23% disagreed.
Some 88% said Israel’s 70th birthday next year was a reason for Germans to celebrate, while fewer than 4% disagreed with that statement. (For comparison, at the Social Democrats of Martin Schulz — which came in second in the national elections, ahead of the AfD — 11% felt that Israel’s anniversary was no reason to celebrate.)
When it comes to Holocaust education, however, the AfD scorecard doesn’t look so great. While 100% of respondents from the center-left, the center-right parties, and the Greens, said they “totally” agreed that it was important to teach the young generation about the Shoah [Blog Editor: “Shoah” = Holocaust], at the AfD, 38% “tend to” agree and 6% “tend to” disagree. (Loathed by Jews, Germany’s far-right AfD loves the Jewish state; By RAPHAEL AHREN; Times of Israel; 9/24/17 11:58 pm)
In full disclosure, many if not most members of AfD in their enthusiasm to preserve German culture against Islamic inroads use uber-nationalist language hearkening back to Nazi ideology. And the Times of Israel article quoted above pulls no punches in criticizing the AfD rank and file for idiotic Nazi-memory endearment in the sentiment to preserve German heritage. The big difference on preserving German heritage is that the AfD has no intention of Germanizing the globe as Hitler’s Nazis did.
I have read AfD leadership is making a huge effort to re-educate their rank and file in the horror of the Holocaust.
The Left in America and Europe vilifies the AfD for preserving Western xenophobic, then the AfD starts educating on Islamic imperialism. In this case the issue being pointed out is the Muslim slave trade. This brings me back to a Massachusetts museum decrying the AfD displaying a copy of the 1866 oil painting by Jean-Leon Gerome called “The Slave Market.”
JRH 5/1/19 (Hat Tip: Sheaholliman’s Weblog)
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Museum Tries to Censor Depiction of Islamic Slavery
The Slave Market by Jean-Leon Gerome
APR 30, 2019 5:00 PM
History has a notorious Islamophobic bias. The only way to get rid of Islamphobia [sic] is to dispose of history entirely.
That’s a difficult challenge. Censorship is a lot easier.
An American art museum is demanding that a German far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, in a campaign poster for the European elections.
“We are strongly opposed to the use of this work to advance any political agenda,” Olivier Meslay, the director of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, told The Associated Press. “We did not supply the painting to the AfD,” he said, using the acronym for the party Alternative for Germany.
The 1866 oil-on-canvas painting “Slave Market,” by Jean-Leon Gerome, shows a black, apparently Muslim slave trader displaying a naked young woman with much lighter skin to a group of men for examination.
The AfD’s Berlin branch said they put up 30 posters of the painting across the German capital with the slogan: “So that Europe won’t become Eurabia.”
The party, known for its anti-Muslim stance, said it won’t take down any of the posters.
The Clark Art Institute owns the painting because Sterling Clark, a man its current staff don’t seem to like very much once bought it. It doesn’t own the rights to it.
So it has no legal authority to do anything.
The painting, and some of Gerome’s other work, were clearly meant to depict the dehumanizing qualities of slavery. While most viewers focus in on the woman in the painting, it also depicts an African man being examined and forced into slavery.
The Islamic slave trade was conducted in both Africans and Europeans.
Finally, Gerome was both an artist and a scholar. The painting is set in an actual place in Cairo. It’s unknown whether the artist personally observed the slave trade, but it’s likely that he did. And the trade continued for much longer than most people care to realize. In some Muslim countries, it continues today.
The Cairo setting is an important reminder that Egypt was a major gateway for the African slave trade. Censoring the painting won’t banish that truth.
AfD Exposing Islamic Culture
John R. Houk
© May 1, 2019
Museum Tries to Censor Depiction of Islamic Slavery
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