The Hajj – Czech Style

Humour is the best medicine.  It is also the best weapon against bullies, totalitarians, or anyone who takes themselves too seriously.  Perhaps that is why humour is one of the first things curtailed when freedom of speech is threatened.

We have seen various comedians in the US lament how Political Correctness is preventing them from performing on college campuses.

We have seen Canadian comedians fined thousands of dollars for telling a politically incorrect joke.

We have seen German comedians charged and threatened with extradition to Turkey for authoring a humorous poem about Recep Erdoğan.

We know we are not far from the days when Socialist Regimes on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain would routinely jail people for telling jokes

Well, some of us know…

Perhaps those who lived behind the Iron Curtain remember it better than most of us. Perhaps that is why they cherish their Freedom of Speech and why they use humour to ensure it does not become as eroded as it has become in much of The West.

And Czechs do love their humour.  It is therefore not surprising that Dr. Martin Konvicka, a brave patriot who is fighting to preserve his cultural heritage – and his freedom of speech – and his organization IMK (Iniciativa Martina Konvicky) have turned to humour to deliver their message.

And deliver it they did!

On August 21st, Czechs mark the anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union of and the rest of their Warsaw Pact ‘allies’.  This invasion had ended the liberalization of Czechoslovakia, called Prague Spring (after which the Arab Spring freedom movement was named), and was opposed by the vast majority of the population.  Yet, when it became clear that the invaders were going to succeed in rolling back the progress towards liberalism and that hard socialism would indeed be imposed, many people had started licking the heels of their oppressors in order to improve their social status.

Now, Europe is experiencing a very different type of an invasion:  millions of young, strong, able-bodied Muslims are flooding in, falsely claiming to be fleeing war, and imposing Sharia restrictions on the Freedom of Speech through threats of violence and massacres should the local governments refuse to impose them.  And there is absolute proof that these people are not poor refugees fleeing war:  some of the ones who had already been granted asylum in Europe – and living off of government subsidies – are also holidaying in their countries of origin.

Dr. Konvicka and IMK took the opportunity to draw parallels between the two invasions:  the  invasion of Czechoslovakia by their socialist brothers on the one hand and the Muslim invasion on the other.  And the anniversary of the Warsaw Pact occupation was the perfect occasion!




As you can see from the videos above, it was a fun skit, people were enjoying it, except for the few who disagreed with the message – and who were not afraid to say so…which they would presumably be if they had thought this really was ISIS.  Despite all of this evidence, Czech and International media corporations have universally reported panic, injuries and havoc…

And that is why you have to go to the blogosphere to see what had actually happened.

Following this street theatre, Dr. Konvicka was kind enough to grant this interview:

As you can see, humour is an effective tool to use against totalitarians of all stripes (or stars).

After the skit, many ‘Progressive’ politicians demanded an investigation into how Dr. Konvicka had managed to get a permit to stage this skit, calling for the bureaucrat who had granted it to be fired and Mr. Konvicka to be charged with something.  Anything!  Spreading false news, perhaps?  (Would this not apply even more to the mainstream media?)

Well, there is still some sanity in Czech and the investigation had concluded just last week and found that everything was fine, and nobody has to get fired or charged with anything.  Even more sanity:  a judge has just dismissed all charges against the protesters who had carried gallows during last year’s anti-migrant demonstrations.

And Dr. Konvicka is far from being done.  To mark the 15th anniversary of the Islamic attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11, he held a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Prague:


The event took place on the 11th of September, 2016, in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Prague, from 2 pm until it had been disbanded about 30 minutes later.

The large sign behind Dr. Konvicka, hanging on the Saudi Embassy fence, has a delightful little rhyme:






Dr. Konvicka was not the only one to speak at this demonstration.  Beata Radosa, a former Muslima who explained that she used to believe that a hijab would keep her modesty and protect her from sexual harassment.  When wearing the hijab did not protect her from harassment by Muslim men, she began to loose her faith and eventually left Islam. Now, she is an activist and a blogger.  Her site (in Czech) is called Women Against Islam.

In her above-linked post, she points out that the Magister’s office warned them against using the port-a-potty to represent the Ka’aba…even though this was not specified in the permit application.  This can only bring us to one conclusion:  in the minds of the Magister’s office bureaucrats, the Ka’aba and a port-a-potty are closely  related.

And, she writes, the Port-a-Ka’aba was such a danger to public safety that a whole squad of police in riot gear had to come and monitor the situation.

Martin Vitek was the third speaker and he pointed out some negative aspects of Islam and how they are connected to Saudi Arabia.

Then came the street theatre, until, that is, uniformed police officers pulled the plug on it and heavily armoured police officers arrived to let everyone know they are willing to use force on unarmed citizens if they don’t obey the order fast enough.  Photos of the armoured police dispersing the citizens are at this Czech language site.

The lesson of the day?  ‘Piss Christ’ is art, ‘Dung Madonna’ is art, but ‘Port-a-Ka’aba’ is hate speech.  And the Czech Republic, despite being one of the most enlightened societies, is perfectly willing to use physical force to curb speech it does not like.

Czechs are, however a tenacious peoples.  (Is it still allowed to say that or is that now racist?)  Dr. Konvicka and IMK are planning more activities:  on September 17, 2016, and on November 17, 2016.

Stay tuned, dear readers, for what is coming next!




European Commission against Racism and Intolerance claims Czech President is an ‘Islamophobe’

Here is an article in a Czech ‘Parliament sheets’ publication that a couple friends forwarded me, wondering if it is worth translating.

Hell yes!

Here is the full translation (by me – so, for errors or inaccuracies, you know whom to blame!).

I wish that they did not cut your heads off [while you are] alive.  Milos Zeman answered European Commission, which had called him ‘islamophobe’.

  1. 10. 2015 17:41

Czech President Milos Zeman is a big Islamophobe.  At least, according to the Commission with Council of Europe which deals with “racism and intolerance”.  The president himself addressed the accusation during his visit to the Zlin region.  He is apparently surprised, because he has no idea, what it means to be an islamophobe, nor how the term itself is actually defined.

Přeji vám, aby vám neuřízli hlavy zaživa. Miloš Zeman odpověděl evropské komisi, která jej nazvala islamofobem

Photo credit:  Daniela Cerna

Description:  President Milos Zeman and Mayor of the Zlin region, Stanislav Misak.

President Milos Zeman, while visiting the Zlin region, reacted to the accusation that he is an inslamophobe.  He is apparently surprised, because he himself does not know what that “islamophobia” actually is.  “The term islamophobia has never been properly defined.  I speak against Islamic radicalism,” he explained during a visit to the company Kovarna Viva in Zlin.

“So, for the authors of this information, I have just one wish:  that somebody will not cut their heads off [while they are] alive,” the President ended his speech.

This was a reaction to the assertion, which was found in a report if the Commission of the Council of Europe.  The full name of this [organization] is European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance and, on Wednesday, it released a report sharply critical of Czech politicians.

“ECRI was informed by numerous sources that political expressions of intolerance are not rare features, especially in times near elections.  The most common targets are the Roma and immigrants, lately, however, Muslims have become vicims of increased Islamophobia,” is, among other things, written in the report.

As the largest Islamophobes in the Czech political arena, the report named Tomio Okamura and also President Milos Zeman.  Regarding them, the commission raised its eyebrows over some of their statements, including some older ones.  “Even the President himself is considered to be an open holder of anti-Islamic views; in the year 2011, reportedly in an interview with a magazine, he stated that ‘moderate Muslim’ is contradicto in adjecto, or a self-contradiction, in the same way as ‘moderate Nazi’ is a contradicto in adjecto,” is an example of what is written in the report.

“He also declared that Islam is not a religion of peace and much less so of tolerance, but a religion of hatred”, is written in the report.  The report was brought to attention in Czech mainly by a non-profit organization ‘Clovek v tisni [People in Need]’.

H/T:  Vlad Tepes, Baron Bodissey

A bright young Czech’s perspective on the ‘migrant crisis’ – Part 2: Position of a Small Nation in the Big EU

This is a guest post by a young Czech man whom I greatly respect and whom I had asked for his views on the current ‘migrant crisis’ facing Europe.
First I would like to apologize for “beating around the bush”, but I feel that some more overview is needed to explain what is going on in Europe.
I will start this post with a brief history of Czech. After that, I will explain my (and not only my) point of view of EU and its politics.
If you meet some Czech guy, first thing you will notice is that he looks a kind of “pissed off”.
Yeah, we don’t smile that often.
But I can say that I smile a lot, even though I am Czech. I stick with the saying that “It is good to keep a good mood. You can piss off a lot of people with it”.
We have our reasons. The Czech nation lost its independence in 1620, becoming a part of Austro-Hungarian empire. From economical point of view, it was one of the best guilds of Europe in those days.
But, the Czech language almost disappeared at that time…
Czechs managed to regain their independence in 1918.
Yes, 300 years later.
There were thirty years of peace, until the Munich treaty and, next year, WWII.
After that war followed a forced participation in Warsaw pact – until 1989, the Czech nation was under influence of our “big brother”, the USSR.
In November 1989, we finally gained our freedom and independence. There was plenty of time for us to unleash our “national self-determination”.
Every time before this time, there was somebody to make decisions for us (without our participation) and suppressing our nationality.
I can remember it like it was yesterday.
I was in the 7th grade when our teacher said “remember, one of the most important dates of history of Czech Republic is now May the 1st, 2004. This is the day we entered EU”.
When I look back I would like to say “We are f..king loosing our independence once again! Didn’t we learn a lesson from history? No way!”
Yeah, we are repeating the past once again.
There are many Czech people that says it’s not EU, but the EGSR (European Group of Socialistic Republics). Similarity with the USSR is clearly visible.
In 50’s it was “You have to think positive. There will be brighter tomorrows! With our brother USSR on our side!”
Does this sound familiar?
Hell yeah!
It is the same old “vinyl record” now! Just exchange EU for USSR and Brusels (maybe Berlin) for Moscow. Smaller nations joined the EU with dreams of stability and visions to catch up with US economically.
But then, reality struck.
Orders came from the EU, like a winter snow storm.
“You shouldn’t produce so much sugar, we will support economies of the third world countries and import sugar from them”.
That was end of our highly developed “sugar industry”.
For example, sugar cubes are a Czech invention. “You shouldn’t call some things the way you call them, it will confuse the customer”.
We have called it that for centuries and no one seemed to be confused by it. This was, and still is, the main role of EU restrictions.
One would say:   “Why do they deal with such unimportant things?”.
I will tell you what Xanthippa told me once. “They must prove that they are worth their salary, so they deal with bullshit.”
So far so good. Czech people are used to deal with such things. When you receive an order that you have to import bananas with a certain shape (yes, there is such order from the EU), you just say “screw it” and you go on.
But then, the Ukraine crisis came.
Everyone in the EU was like “What do we do now?”
If you have a bunch of bureaucrats who are dealing with bullshit, which only makes your life harder, and now they face real crisis, what you expect them to do?
Certainly, you expect that they will face it and do what’s best for EU countries.
What does that mean for the ordinary man in Czech Republic?
First he thinks that his nation will have at least some effect to decisions in EU – but don’t get fooled!
There is a document called the Treaty of Lisbon.
Our former President, Valcav Klaus, was forced to sigh this document even if he had submitted it for examination by the constitutional court.
Simply because he thought that it is dangerous.
We now see, that he was right.
But, when he was resisting to sign the treaty, he was called a traitor. It is interesting, how media call our presidents traitors, when they don’t do what big brother EU says.
Wth the Ukraine crisis, we all expected some precise information about what’s going on out there.
We got only western propaganda in news…
Some internet servers were bringing a different point of view to all those things. Of course, that sceptic man will read them and think “Hey, it might be a different way, than they say on TV. And what if TV is lying to us?”
And then “independent” media brought a list of 42 web servers which are publishing “pro Russian propaganda”. You see?
Whole 42.
It is just like at least twice as many as “official” (good) news servers.
If the ordinary man sees this, he is like “What the hell should I believe  now?”
My father once said “We don’t have much information about Medieval Times. I was feeling lucky to grow up in 20th century, when we know about anything that happens. But we have no idea about many topics in WWII. And now? We don’t even know for certain what is happening outside of our borders!”
This is the same during migration crisis now.
There is a total lack of solid information.
We cannot trust the “independent media” and we cannot trust in “alternative media”.
What do we get?
On one side, there are people who thinks that “OK, immigrants flee from war-zone and we need to help them. And if we help them they will sure be grateful. They will want to adapt to our way of life. Islam is not so bad. Islamic state (IS) is only bunch of idiots, which are totally different than others.”
These people are considered as good and “true and love”.
On the other hand, there are sceptic people. They don’t want our women to wear burka and be slaves of men. And they fear Islam.
Those people are called “extremists” and “fascists”.
All because they want a good “Islam-free” future for their sons and daughters.
When some leaders of north African states says that there are IS terrorists inside the boats with refugees, I would f..king believe them and I wouldn’t dismiss that information.
Instead, Angela Merkel says that they will greet every Syrian refugee in their country.
It really sounds like a bad joke.
But it is not!
It is reality!!!
There are approximately a half million refugees in Germany at this time. Hungary faces around 10 000 new immigrants a day! And the EU Parliament blames them from building a fence along their borders to prevent everyone to enter their countries.
The most EU countries are part of so called Schengen area, which allows every citizen who lives inside to cross borders within the area without a check at the borders.
This brings additional responsibility to the states that share borders with non-Schengen countries to secure the schengen borders.
But some countries already forgot what is required of them to do.
So when outer borders of Schengen are not secured, there is almost no control of who comes inside. And again, if Hungary builds a fence at the border with non-Schengen country, they are the bad ones…