Denmark: “Youth” of Middle Eastern appearance beats up soldiers with fists and glass bottles

http://www.tvsyd.dk/artikel/256786:To-soldater-overfaldet-i-Varde Having worked in a prison and followed the news intensely for years, I have no doubt that the attackers are Muslims:

“Friday, two young soldiers aged 20 and 21 were attacked around four o’clock in Kræmmergade in Varde. The two soldiers were on their way back to Varde Barracks, when they were attacked by four to six young people who beat up the two soldiers with kicks, fists and bottles. According to the duty officer at the South Jutland police there had been no prior contact between the soldiers and the perpetrators. … why the two young soldiers were attacked, remain unclear. …

Description of two of the attackers:

Offender 1

20-25 years, slim build, dark short hair and wearing a light t shirt that was dark in front.

Offender 2

18-25 years old, 170 cm tall, average build, Middle Eastern-looking, dark short hair. He was wearing a green t shirt and loose jeans.”

 

 

http://10news.dk/archive/2014-10-04/article/2-10-denmark-youth-of-middle-eastern-appearance-beats-up-soldiers-with-fists-and-glass-bottles#panel2a

Research proves that feminist women are masculinized

http://www.psypost.org/2014/10/researchers-find-evidence-feminists-masculinized-females-theory-28522

 

 

The scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology has published research on feminism that is bound to be controversial. The study, published online September 9, proposes that feminist activists are masculinized women.

“Taking the psychology of sex-dimorphic traits and biomarkers into account, this theory makes very specific predictions. Using indicators of prenatal testosterone exposure, feminist activists should exhibit significant evidence of physiological masculinization when compared to a sample of women in general. The most widely used index of prenatal testosterone exposure is 2D:4D, the ratio of the length of the index finger to the ring finger,” Guy Madison of Umea University and his colleagues wrote in their study.

 

Researchers cannot directly measure prenatal testosterone levels in adults. But the difference between the length of the index finger and the length of the ring finger has been found to be a reliable indicator of prenatal testosterone levels. This ratio is known as 2D:4D — or second digit to fourth digit.

For their eyebrow-raising study, Madison and his colleagues measured the 2D:4D ratio of 35 attendees at a feminist conference in Sweden. The researchers also used a test known as the Ray Directiveness scale to measure personality traits related to social dominance.

Madison and his colleagues found that the average 2D:4D of the attendees was lower than usual for women but close to typical male values.

“In summary, the feminist activist sample had a significantly smaller (i.e., masculinized) 2D:4D ratio than the general female samples. The size of this difference corresponds approximately to a 30% difference in prenatal testosterone/estradiol ratio, which was the index found to have the strongest association with 2D:4D,” they explained.

The researchers also found higher than average ratings on the Ray Directiveness scale, suggesting the attendees were more socially dominant.

Madison and his colleagues said the findings don’t mean that every woman who calls herself a feminist was exposed to higher levels of testosterone in the womb.

“Moreover, the target population studied here is not necessarily representative for anyone who sympathizes with feminism or self-identifies as a feminist,” they wrote. “As our data pertain to feminist activists, we cannot and do not bring them to bear on women in general.”

“It would therefore be logically incorrect to infer that, for example, all feminist activists are masculinized or that all groups that are more masculinized are also feminist activists,” the researchers added. “On the contrary is it highly likely that professions and other activities that benefit from the practitioner being stronger, more aggressive and risk-taking, considered as more masculine traits, would also see a larger proportion of masculinized women among the more successful individuals.”

Madison and his colleagues claim the “feminists-as-masculinized-females theory” can help explain the so-called feminist paradox: why only a minority of women support a movement dedicated to improving their political rights and social position in society.

The researchers propose that the “activists who shape feminist attitudes and beliefs are themselves generally more physiologically and psychologically masculinized than is typical for women.”

“This might for example explain their belief in sex-role interchangeability, as they may perceive the behaviors and interests of sex-typical women as incomprehensible and at variance with their own more masculinized preferences in terms of child-rearing and status-seeking.”

 

 

Austria Aims to Stop Funding for Islam, Promote Standardized Version of Qur’an

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/austria-aims-stop-funding-islam-promote-standardized-version-qur

 

(CNSNews.com) – Amid growing concern across Europe about the threat of spreading jihadism, Austria’s coalition government on Thursday unveiled far-reaching legislation which aims to stamp out foreign influence on and funding for Austria’s Muslims, and also envisages a standardized German-language version of the Qur’an.

A major consequence of the law, which is due to come into effect from January, would be the rescinding of permits for scores of Turkish imams, or religious teachers, paid for by the Turkish government.

Austrians of Turkish descent make up the biggest group of Muslims in the predominantly Roman Catholic country, followed by those of Bosnian background. Muslims comprise about six percent of the population.

Like those in many other European countries, Austrian authorities are deeply concerned about Islamist radicalization of Muslim citizens at home and abroad. As many as 140 Muslims who are Austrian citizens or residents are believed to be fighting with jihadist groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL).

Foreign Affairs and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz said Thursday there should be no contradiction between being a devout Muslim and a proud Austrian.

The draft bill, which aims to regulate Muslims’ rights and obligations and revises a 1912 law that officially recognized Islam, states that religious doctrines, institutions and practices must not conflict with the laws of Austria. If teaching institutions promote negative views of society or jeopardize public order, their recognition may be withdrawn.

Foreign funding of operating costs for mosques, schools and other Islamic facilities will be prohibited.

As in many other European countries, Austrian officials are concerned about foreign imams who speak little of the local language, are not well-integrated into local society, and who may be spreading radical views.

Imams working in Austria will be expected to have Austrian theological training so as to better connect with the local community. Religious organizations will be required to show a unified German-language version of their doctrine and religious texts, including the Qur’an.

The Qur’an proposal is potentially controversial, since Muslim scholars teach that the Qur’an – in the original Arabic – is the actual divine revelation given by Allah to Mohammed over a 23-year period in the 7th century. Translations in any other language are considered no more than approximations of the meaning, and not the Qur’an itself.

Kurz said in a recent radio interview there were “countless translations, countless interpretations” of the Qur’an, and having a uniform German translation would help to prevent extremist “misinterpretations.”

It was in the interests of the Muslim community, he said, that words in the text are not “incorrectly interpreted and reproduced.”

Other provisions in the draft law cover issues like religious holidays, dietary matters and cemeteries. Genital mutilation is forbidden, although circumcision is expressly permitted.

The bill was drafted in consultation with two recognized Islamic bodies, the mainstream Islamic Religious Community in Austria and a body representing Alevis, a Muslim sect sometimes viewed as heretical by Sunnis, originating in Turkey.

The Vienna daily Wiener Zeitung noted in an editorial that some of proposed new regulations, such as the ban on foreign funding, were not applicable to other religions.

“But as long as murderers refer to Islam at the beheading of helpless hostages, Islam is just not a religion like any other,” it said. “Every law is a child of its time.”

In response to the rise of ISIS, the Austrian government last month announced a ban on ISIS symbols, plans to revoke the citizenship of any dual citizens who join the jihad, and new rules making it harder for minors to travel outside the European Union.

Earlier this year Austrian media reported on cases of teenage girls of Bosnian origin who traveled to Syria to “marry” jihadists and then join the fight, after being radicalized by an imam at a Vienna mosque.