WWII: Germans surrender to Russians outside Moscow

by baldilocks

Daniel Greenfield again documents the terms of Europe’s willing surrender to the Dar al-Islam.

The UN Commission of Experts identified 1,600 actual cases of rape in the Bosnian War that took place in the former Yugoslavia over a period of years. In Germany, 2,000 Muslim migrants sexually assaulted 1,200 women in a single night in cities across Germany.

The former was considered one of the worst war crimes of the decade. Its perpetrators were bombed and then faced war crimes trials. The perpetrators of the latter received a slap on the wrist.

In Cologne, Hassan and Hussein were handed suspended sentences. Hassan, who had demanded that a man hand over two women to him by bellowing, “Give me the girls, give me the girls – or you’re dead” was tried as a juvenile offender and was sentenced to community service and an integration course.


Selin Goren, a spokeswoman for a left-wing refugee group, admitted to lying that the men who sexually assaulted her were German instead of Arabs because the act of the rape had a “political dimension”. Instead of thinking of the men who had assaulted her, she thought of a pro-refugee rally in which she had called for fighting “against racism and sexism”.

And predictably the former took a back seat to the latter.

When the police officer asked her if refugees had been responsible, she retorted that they had spoken German while resenting the officer for being so racist as to assume, correctly, that Muslim migrants were to blame.

A friend had told her that she acted like a battered wife protecting her abusive husband.

It’s an accurate description of not just her, but of the entire left which has turned its own values inside out in order to protect Muslim rapists from a theocratic culture not fundamentally different than ISIS which believes that women are fair game during their gleeful invasion of Europe.

My opinion: European in general and Germany specifically isn’t done paying the spiritual price for the perpetrating/allowing the massacres of the 20th century. And I’m not only referring to the Jews–Russians, Poles—both Jew and Gentile—Romani…and the list goes on. Europe’s spiritual problems are and have always been about leadership.

The spiritual price(s) for bad leadership: delusion and the desire for death, brought on by godlessness. Of course, godless leaders were the catalysts for the massacres in the first place.

Observing from across the water bids these questions. How many Americans are similarly deluded? And what of our leaders?


And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Enjoy your reward, Fr. Jacques Hamel.

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Guess who’s showing up in Germany

Of course if Europe in general & Germany in particular was what it once was, Practicing christians who were fruitful and multiplied, then it wouldn’t matter how many refugees came in, there would be a confident Population of Europeans who would insist that new immigrants assimilate or at least respect their laws and customs.

But I guess a half century of knowing that people from half an ocean away will do your fighting and even your praying for you does that to a society. Of course it beats World wars doesn’t it?

Update: I’m sure this story is totally unrelated to the last one:

Confirming polling which shows that the AfD have hugely increased their share of the vote since Germany decided to open its doors to refugees in late August 2015, the right-wing party won on average 13.2 percent of votes at local election in the central German state of Hesse on Sunday.

This result made the AfD the third largest party behind Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), who won 28.2 percent and 28.0 percent respectively, Hessischer Rundfunk reports.

Not bad for a party that was once a non entity, I wonder what changed their fortunes?

Rooster Cogburn:  You can’t serve papers on a rat, you have to kill him or let him be.

True Grit 1969


As each day goes by the apparent crisis in Europe is getting clearer and the costs of unassimilated Muslims is becoming clear even to the most jaded apparatchiks in the EU.

The fact that all of this could  have been avoided by simply applying the same rule of law to everyone as they came is completely lost on a society that basically spent their entire post World War 2 lifetimes being defended by someone else and thus not realizing that a civil society comes at a cost, so now we’ve come to the point were the final decision has to be made, there are three choices.

The best choice, the choice that should have been made up front is RULE OF LAW.

This involves actually enforcing all the laws on all the citizens.  This will mean a lot of pushback by the entrenched Islamsts who have become defacto rulers of their own fiefdoms but at this moment the various governments are still strong enough to do this.

If this is done vigorously it will have two results, first it will provide an initial violent reaction BUT if the average muslim who simply wants a better life see that Europeans are willing to protect them from the vocal & violent minority in their midst that terrorizes them in the long run they will decide that a free Europe is worth living in.

This is the least likely scenario as the evidence is that Europe’s elites don’t have the courage for it.

The second choice (and the most likely) The Rule of Mob.

This involves things staying as they are in terms of law enforcement toward intrenched Islamists but supplemented by individual gangs of Europeans like this:

On a frigid night in this industrial city, three local men pulled up to a curb in a beat-up van sporting the stars and bars of the American Confederacy (because, they said, they just liked the look of it). Soon, they joined a dozen other beefy vigilantes gathering on a sidewalk for their first patrol to keep “our women” safe.

These are the Soldiers of Odin, a new far-right citizens group sprouting chapters across Finland. Its members are multiplying as this northern nation becomes a case study in the fear and suspicion gripping Europe after multiple sexual assaults allegedly committed by asylum seekers and others on New Year’s Eve.

These groups will be backed by the people and the police and pols, while giving lip service to “rule of law” & “diversity” will discover that a European willing to violently ignore police are just as dangerous and motivated as Islamists willing to do the same.  Having learned the lessons from the Islamists you will have defacto divided states and a kind of equilibrium because this is something the Islamists understand.  The result will be sort of like the old Feudal days with the various groups controlling territory and offering protection while the government pretends they are actually in charge.

Expect the very rich to either scoot or have private security to protect themselves

Eventually this will end by civil wars across the continent.

The final choice:  Submission.

The European Elites, largely childless and with no firm belief in their societies or their God and not caring about the next generation go all in with Islam, suppressing the attempts to counter the violence. They will over the course of a generation abandon their liberal social positions and find excuses to go along. Those who can will either flee or create their own personal safe spaces in a bizarre parody of the current Islamic no-go zones. The government’s will pretend nothing has changed but by 2050 you will not tell the difference between a city in Iran & a city in Germany.

The 2nd great migration to America will take place and Australia will become Fortress Australia, meanwhile this will force the Russian hand and will create some interesting alliances among nations that don’t make this choice.

There is not a lot of time for Europe to make one of these choice instead of having it forced upon them. Not making a choice will lead to choice two but will end in choice 3.

Update: This story out of Russia shows It’s not just Europe proper that has this issue.


The refugees had previously been ordered to leave Norway for “bad behavior” and tried their luck in Russia. What they didn’t realize when they went out clubbing in Murmansk is that Russians have less tolerance when it comes to sexual assault on local women than other European countries.

The refugees allegedly groped and harassed women in a similar manner as the assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. A group of male Russian took them aside to “educate” them that “Cologne is 2,500 kilometers south of here.” (RELATED: Cologne Prepares For More Sexual Assaults During Carnival This Week)

The refugees tried to flee but were quickly captured by the Russians. They then took them out to the street and gave them a beating they will remember. Police arrived to break up the fight but locals report that they threw a few punches at the refugees before arresting 33 of them. Eighteen refugees were in such bad condition they had to be take to the hospital.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/04/refugees-go-clubbing-in-russia-harass-girls-wake-up-in-hospital-the-next-morning/#ixzz3zIfvz3dW


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For those of you who, like me Don’t read German here is the translation:


That explains just so much doesn’t it.

Incidentally I met MS Nienhaus when we were both covering Donald Trump in NH.

She is very much worth following on twitter.


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Do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.

Winston Churchill arguing against the Munich Pact in parliament


A few days ago yet another liberal who was losing an argument with me on the concept of God given rights decided to throw the Church’s sex scandal in my face asking about Priests and Boys.

He ran for cover after I pointed out he was talking about the rape of Children by Gays but his bringing up the subject the same day as the Shooting of a police officer in Philly by a man saying he did it for Allah and a week after the mass rapes in Germany & elsewhere got me thinking about the parallel involve here.

The reason why the Church’s sex abuse scandal went on so long wasn’t a lack of local laws in the community nor rules against these grave sinful acts.  They went on because of unwillingness of various bishops to forthrightly address the issue and enforce said rules and bring in police to enforce local laws.

In short they failed to treat the priests in question like the criminals there were.

If the first Bishop who discovered the first priest abusing the first child turned him into the police, publicly denounced his actions,  apologized profusely to the public, defrocked him and took a tough look at the seminaries remove any unsuitable candidates for the priesthood or teachers not enforcing the vows of celibacy this would have changed everything.

The certainty of temporal punishment and exposure would have changed the equation and nipped this in a bud pretty early.  I suspect that the Vatican would have backed up such actions by a Bishop (it would have been tough for even the biggest squish in the Curia to argue against it) and even those who argued for forgiveness & mercy would be forced to concede that temporal punishments for criminal acts is completely separate from and does not preclude sacramental forgiveness. If it did than priests wouldn’t hear confessions of criminals in jail.

Instead too many bishops were worried about scandal and we saw the result.  Bad priests passed around, bad candidates passed in seminaries, causing thousands to suffer and when the Church finally acted it did so at a huge cost both spiritual and financial.  It would take many years of weeding out bad priests, tighter discretion at seminaries and solid rules and training in parishes to solve this problem and it will likely take a generation or more of careful attention and watchful vigilance to rebuild the trust that was thrown away due to inaction..

The driving force behind this was fear. Fear of scandal, fear of a lack of mercy, fear of what higher ups would think, fear of litigation.  In short fear of dealing with an unpleasant reality.    Instead of trusting Christ’s words: “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” the church let fear drive them and the sexual sin of individuals became instead the sins of cowardice, indifference  and apathy of the whole church.  Sins that our church is still paying the price for.

The exact same thing is happening in the western world in regards to Islam.

Before the mass immigration of Muslims to the west (and I’m not talking about the current refugee crisis I mean way before this) it was a given in the west that the secular laws would be enforced regardless of religious affiliation.  That rape, theft, beatings were not acceptable.  That the freedom to practice any religion or not religion, the freedom to change religions, the freedom say what you think, say , write and act as you want, provided it did not violate existing law, was a given.

When the first wave of Muslims came, and these rules were questioned or ignored the state could have taken action.  If when the first wife was beaten by the such an immigrant the perp was punished to the fullest extent of the law, if the first rape of a child, assault of a woman, beating of a gay man, attempt to enforce Sharia law in neighborhoods or discourage the enforcement of the common law in neighborhoods was answered with the firm conviction that there was one law in the land and it applied to all those who could assimilate and lived by these rules would have done so and those who could not or would not would have either been punished to the fullest extend of the law or been deported back home.

Instead like the church for political, economic or cultural reasons the countries of Europe hung back and the communities became isolated and unassimilated.  And when the cultural effect went beyond the results have been devastating, In Rotherham, in Birmingham, in Cologne, in Oslo in Paris and in literally thousands of other places the authorities have decided to go all in with a comfortable lie.  They have chosen to pretend that millions of unassimilated muslims in the west are not a problem, they have chosen to ignore the no go zones, the violence, the murder of their citizen and even the rape of their women and children for the sake of proclaiming that none of these things have anything to do with Islam, its practice or its culture.

Even in the United States  in San Bernardino, at Fort Hood, in Boston  in Philly and in Dearborn US Citizen have been killed and assaulted and killed in the name of Islam for asserting rights they’ve always possessed while our government insists that even when a killer declares they are doing these things in the name of ISIS (the ISLAMIC state of Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (the ISLAMIC state of Iraq and the Levant) or even just in the name of Islam authorities insist it has nothing to do with Islam at all.

Like the church scandal the driving force here is fear and a desire to put off a confrontation that this big lie is making more a more likely.  And like the church scandal the longer the west remains in denial the greater the cost of solving the problem and eventually if the government refuses to face facts the people will choose to do so:

Thousands have pledged their support to a German vigilante group which has vowed to protect women from migrants in the wake of the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne.

A week after a mob of ‘drunk and stoned’ migrants sexually assaulted and robbed 100 women on the streets of Cologne, a group known as ‘Dusseldorf is Watching’ has gained more than 8,000 Facebook members.

The group says it wants to make the streets safer through ‘presence’ alone but police have warned that ‘searching for offenders is not a job for citizens’.

All of his is because Europe having reaquired freedom at the cost of tens of thousands of lives and having remained free because tens of thousands of troops and many Billions of dollars were spent over the course of five decades to keep it free has decided the cost of those freedoms are too high.

In America we’re lucky. Our founding fathers gave us the 2nd Amendment and despite Barack Obama’s best efforts in the end individual Americans are too well armed for the country to be lost, as a certain fictional barkeep once said to a Nazi: “Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.” and there are some parts of Europe where you don’t hear about local women being bothered by migrants, Sicily for example (I suspect it’s due to rash of Heart Attacks) and some nations have bluntly said enough.

But mark my words Europe every day you spend ignoring the problem the more likely it will take bloodshed to solve it and every year you wait to solve it the possibility arises that if civil war comes, you’ll lose.

Take a lesson from the mistakes of the Church and don’t repeat the mistakes we made.  Your very lives depend on it.


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Storm3by baldilocks

The West is repeating a mistake, a very recent one, says Daniel Greenfield. Greenfield points to the startling similarities between nascent international socialism from a century ago, the rise of Islamism in the present, and the impotence of the West in nipping both in their cradles. There are even parallel American presidents in the mix, both from the Democrat Party, and both with sympathies to the contemporaneous ideologies. Islamism has even infiltrated itself into Western institutions—exactly as the Organized Left did.

Greenfield claims that the West will lose to Islamism because it “doesn’t really want to defeat Islamic terrorism.”

It responds to terrorism while ignoring the ideology. And then it roots around for root causes that coincidentally turn out to all involve progressive policy priorities like economic inequality and global warming.

But novelist Matthew Bracken sees no such ignorant innocence in the reaction of the Organized Left to Islamic world ascendance, especially since Islamism is infiltrating the West not just ideologically, but corporeally.

The accelerated pace of the 2015 Muslim hijra [jihad by immigration] invasion [of Europe] was conceived, planned and executed by Quisling traitors comprising the elite leadership of the European branch of the international socialist movement, headquartered in Brussels. To paraphrase British nationalist patriot Paul Weston, if a farmer deliberately inserts a fox into the henhouse, who is guilty of killing the hens?

Now, today, across Europe the stage is being set for the genocide of the weak, confused and defenseless European hens. Former East German Communist functionary Angela Merkel achieves high marks at both Muslim fox insertion and German hen repression. (Meanwhile, former Soviet Communist KGB Colonel Vladimir Putin evolves to become a Russian nationalist who always advances Russian interests, at least as they are perceived by himself and his cronies).


In reality, the international socialists and the Islamist forces have agreed upon a murder pact, wherein their common enemy, the nationalists, will be removed as a threat to either of them forever. In 2016, European nations will deliberately be torched, in order to finish off their people’s last remaining notions of national pride and cultural identity. In effect, the coming conflict will constitute an agreement about the dinner menu made between a jackal, a hyena, and a supremely stupid bliss-ninny lamb, who was raised on Utopian multi-cultural fantasies. The lamb believes that by its own sweet example, the jackal and the hyena can be turned into vegetarians—but the choice for the dinner entree is already a foregone conclusion. European nationalists will be shot and stabbed in their fronts and their backs until they go down and are consumed by both of their rapacious destroyers.


If the traitor elites can imagine sufficiently far into the future, then they must surely see international socialism lining up next for its climactic struggle against Islam, which shall be fought atop the still-warm corpse of European nationalism.

Bracken says that Islam will win the follow-on conflict because the elites will have no problem converting to Islam—or, at least, pretending to. But, in the end Islam will win because

you can live without accepting a suitcase full of Euros or a juicy job offer as a bribe. But you cannot live with your head removed from your shoulders.

So which scenario is true? I know what I think, but in reality, that does not matter. There has to be another option for the endgame.

Meanwhile, in the wake of San Bernardino, Americans observe, think, and react, in spite of rhetoric and planned tyranny of our own Leftists.

UPDATE: Asking the same question at the end.

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I wrote about reverse mortgage a bit ago and it hit me it’s a perfect analogy for what is going on demographically in Europe, borrowing for the present and letting someone else pay the bill later.  A great example of this is happening now in Germany.

The German government expects to receive 1.5 million asylum seekers in 2015, and possibly even more in 2016. After factoring in family reunifications — based on the assumption that individuals whose asylum applications are approved will subsequently bring an average of four additional family members to Germany — that number will swell exponentially. This is in addition to the 5.8 million Muslims already living in Germany.

What does that mean?  Well Mark Steyn has done the math based on the german birthrate (1.3) and the European Muslim birthrate (3.5) and computes that even if no other Muslim comes to Germany they will outnumber ethnic Germans 2-1 in German in just two generations.

Now if they were assimilating it would be no big deal but as Doug Ross reminds us :

Virtually none, and I do mean none, of these people have any intention of assimilating into the cultures where they “migrated” to. They have every intention of planting their culture in those places and demographically guaranteeing its survival.

Now you would think that a large migration of people whose culture embraces throwing gays off of roof, punishing their women for the crime of being raped and comes from nations with  legal systems where a non-muslim’s testimony is worth as much as a believer might provoke a unified national response.  You’d be wrong:

According to the president of the Bavarian Association of Municipalities (Bayerische Gemeindetag), Uwe Brandl, Germany is now on track to have “20 million Muslims by 2020.” The surge in Germany’s Muslim population represents a demographic shift of epic proportions, one that will change the face of Germany forever, “but we are just standing by, watching it happen.”

Well of COURSE you’re doing nothing, you’ve chosen a secular progressive society and the primary rule of secular progressivism is the now trumps the future. It’s the reverse mortgage principle applied to demographic change.

Consider:  Enforcing the secular progressive culture on the muslim “immigrants” involves risk both physical and legal. If the new “immigrants” are not willing to obey the laws and respect the customs of the nation is the policeman willing to risk life and limb to enforce those laws, is the teacher willing to risk assault? Is the alderman willing to risk the slashed tire or the schoolyard kid willing to risk the beating?  Or even if it’s not a physical issue, what about the lawsuits? Is an employer willing to risk a discrimination suit that could ruin him? A co-worker willing to face the wrath of the EU rules?

Why would the current Secular progressivism German generation take any of these risks to their current comfort or safety when all the problems it will lead to come in a future they might not even be alive for or will be in retirement perhaps in another country?  Let the future generations handle it, it’s not my problem

It’s an old Napoleonic tactic Europe has seen before:

You know his tactics; Your Excellency; A demand for concessions and when the concessions are granted then new demands each one more weakening than the one before, until the object of his attention is either too weak to oppose him further or is at least so weakened as to make armed resistance fatal.

C. S. Forester Commodore Hornblower p 167 1945

In a reverse Mortgage the borrower builds up not equity but debt and when it comes due at death his heirs have choice, keep the home at an incredible cost, or abandon it to the debtors

Germany’s elites have taken out a reverse mortgage on their country’s future.  They’re willing to trade peace and quiet now and will be happy to let future generations either pay off the debt or leave the house to the new owners.

The surprise isn’t that Germany is doing this, the surprise is that given its post Christian culture that anyone expected otherwise.

Today on Morning Joe all the talk was about how the disasters from the withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan were “unforeseen” by this administration .

Unforeseen my Ass.

An awful lot of us saw this coming and screamed bloody murder to no avail.

Now we see the wave of Islamists hitting europe and townhall reports in Sweden we are seeing the future.

Graffiti that read “the caliphate is here” and “convert or die” was painted on two stores owned by Assyrians earlier this week, as was the Arabic letter ‘N,’ short for Nazarene, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.

Of course this is no surprise particularly if you saw this at Pam Geller’s site last year:

A police report released last month identifies 55 of these “no-go zones” in Sweden. These zones are similar to others that have popped up in Europe in recent years. They formed as large Muslim populations emigrating to politically correct and tolerant European states refuse to assimilate and set up virtual states within a state where the authorities fear to tread.

Soeren Kern of the Hudson Institute has documented the proliferation of these zones. They are de facto Muslim micro-states under Shariah law that reject Western values, society and legal systems. In these districts non-Muslims are expected to conform to the dictates of fundamentalist Islam or face violent consequences.

“A more precise name for these zones,” says Middle Eastern expert Daniel Pipes, “would be Dar al-Islam — the House of Islam or the place where Islam rules.”

and that’s just tip of the iceberg.

We will be seeing a lot more of this


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By John Ruberry

The clearest example of President Obama’s pusillanimous presidency is his approach to the continuing crisis in Syria.

Three years ago Obama warned Syria’s dictator, Bashar al-Assad, that if chemical weapons were used by the brute’s forces in his nation’s civil war, it would cross “a red line.”

Assad’s thugs responded by using chemical weapons in fatal attacks–and Obama did nothing.

A year earlier Obama declared, “The time has come for President Assad to step aside.”

Assad is still in office and it appears likely that the despot will still head Syria’s government after Obama returns to Chicago in sixteen months.

In 2013 France was within hours of leading a military strike against Syria–but Obama backed off when he told his French counterpart that he wanted to get congressional approval before permitting American participation. Obama knew what he was doing–no president can get authorization from Congress for a military attack in a few hours unless there is an amphibious assault on our eastern seaboard.

Oddly enough Obama did not request approval from Congress for American forces to participate in multi-national attack on Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya.

Where are we three years after Assad crossed Obama’s red line?

At least 300,000 Syrians have been killed in the civil war and over four million refugees have left Syria. Over 12 million Syrians need humanitarian help and over seven million Syrians have been uprooted but remain in that unhappy nation. These are huge numbers–and keep in mind that there are only 17 million Syrians.

John "Lee" Ruberry
John “Lee” Ruberry

The Syrian crisis has spread beyond the Middle East. Scenes of Syrians camping out in Hungary and Austria are a prelude of what will soon be common throughout the European Union. The ultimate goal of many Syrian refugees is not Muslim Turkey or Arabic Jordan or Lebanon, but the social welfare benefits of the most generous EU states such as Sweden and Germany.

Will the Syrian influx snap the European Union safety net?

We will find out–but by then Obama won’t be president and that red line might have arrived on America’s shores.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

Caecilius: Modern art. Out of the way, that’s it. Oh, Rombus, I’m a little bit peckish. Get me some ants in honey, there’s a good lad. Ooo, maybe a dormouse? What do you think?
Metella: You call it modern art, I call it a blooming great waste of space.

Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii 2008

Let’s say it bluntly, most modern art is junk and the people who choose to buy it are suckers. A great example of it is the sculpture The Queen’s Vagina:


That’s this monstrosity is considered art is bad, that it has been placed on the incredible grounds of Versailles (which are a work of art in themselves) is an offense against aesthetics and caused some fuss at the time of its installation. That people have decided to physically attack it however is an offence against property rights.

The “sclupture” was defaced (I use the word “defaced” loosely, since it’s hard to “deface” a piece of junk) by graffiti once but was cleaned, now it is has been hit for a 2nd time:

Phrases such as “Queen sacrificed, twice insulted” and “the second rape of the nation by deviant Jewish activism” covered the sculpture by the British-Indian artist.

However in the ultimate irony Mr. Kapoor has managed to use this event to transform his piece from the joke that it is to something more.

the 61-year-old British-Indian artist told the daily Le Figaro he would not restore the work as he did the first time, and instead would keep the “abominable words” as part of the sculpture.

“I had already questioned the wisdom of cleaning it after the first vandalism. This time, I am convinced that nothing should be removed from these slurs, from these words which belong to anti-Semitism that we’d rather forget,” Kapoor said.

“From now on, in the name of our universal principles, these abominable words will become part of my work, they will overlay it and stigmatize it.”

Congratulations Mr. Kapoor, you’ve managed by this gesture to transform a piece of junk into a statement about both freedom of expression and against anti-Semitism.

I still have no respect for you as an artist, but I have tremendous respect for you as a man.

Well done!