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Far-Right Student Group Building Ties to Right-Wing European Extremists

By Evelyn Schlatter on April 20, 2011 - 1:44 pm, Posted in Anti-Muslim, White Nationalism

Taylor Rose, with the Liberty University chapter of the far-right campus student organization Youth for Western Civilization, is slated to appear at an international anti-Islamic demonstration called the “March for Freedom” in Cologne, Germany, on May 7, where he has pledged to give a speech.

The Cologne march is a yearly event sponsored by Cities Against Islamization, a coalition of various far-right groups, some of whose members have been officially declared extremist by European governments. Its members regard Islam as a quasi-fascist ideology and claim that Europe is in danger of being overrun by Muslims. They argue that European civilization is in danger of extinction through mass immigration, multiculturalism, and Islamization. The march in Cologne has led to violent clashes in the past between marchers and protestors. The group has also held protests in European cities against the Park51 mosque project in Lower Manhattan.

In early April, Rose (above, far right) also met in Antwerp with members of the far-right Belgian political party Vlaams Belang at one of the party’s congresses. He was photographed there with members of PRO NRW (NRW means North Rhineland-Westphalia, a German state) and PRO Köln (City of Cologne), both of which are classified as “right-wing extremist” by German authorities. Members of the far-right anti-immigration and anti-Islamic German Pro-Bewegung (Pro-Motion) movement were also in attendance.

The Vlaams Belang advocates for the independence of Flanders from Belgium, strict limits on immigration, and also opposes multiculturalism. In 2004, the party, then known as Vlaams Blok, was found to be in violation of laws against racism and xenophobia. It disbanded and re-formed as Vlaams Belang, changing its platform to comply with the law. Members of Vlaams Belang have traveled in the past to meet with American hate groups, including the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

The March for Freedom blog referred to Rose as a “representative of the Tea Party” (he has appeared at one known Tea Party protest, in 2010) and “chapter chairman of Youth for Western Civilization.” Issues discussed at the Antwerp meeting included immigration policy, Islamization, and what the European attendees considered their threatened freedom of expression because of anti-racism laws in Europe.

Youth for Western Civilization, a student group that opposes multiculturalism and “political correctness” on campus and claims immigration will destroy America, says its mission is to “preserve the values of Western civilization.” Founded in 2006, it has since grown to include chapters at several U.S. universities, including Liberty, American, University of North Carolina, Washington State, Vanderbilt, and the University of Connecticut-Storrs. The Providence College chapter was denied official recognition from the campus, but it is active. The Boise State chapter is in the process of getting official recognition.

In October 2010, the Vanderbilt chapter hosted Richard Spencer, the director of the white nationalist National Policy Institute, to discuss how affirmative action hurts whites. Spencer is also the editor of the white nationalist webzine Alternative Right. Also in October 2010, national YWC president and founder Kevin DeAnna spoke at a workshop sponsored by the white nationalist Social Contract Press. In 2009, he gave a speech at the H.L. Mencken Club gathering, co-sponsored by Fitzgerald-Griffin Foundation, which the Southern Poverty Law Center lists as a white nationalist hate group.

Rose is fluent in German and is currently pursuing a B.A. at the Jerry Falwell-founded Liberty University in international relations with a minor in strategic intelligence. He blogs about the dangers of Islam at the YWC site, and he protested the Park51 mosque in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2010.

  • Jordan

    Nikita Vissarionovitch Trotsky,
    You call Asian empires ( “mongoloid savages” (what are you, a Conquestador?) while parading the mass murders committed by a man who was called, by his own people and for good reason, Ivan THE TERRIBLE! I’ll just stop there, Ruslan got the rest.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    You know Trotsky, I’m not done yet, I think I’m going to twist the ice axe in a little further.

    You keep talking about Christians living under Muslim rule as being “slaves”. Well slavery did indeed exist in the Muslim world, but for most Christians, they were feudal serfs, who could care less if their lord was paying his taxes to a Christian king or a Muslim sultan. The Ottomans in particular simply let non-Muslim communities run their own affairs for the most part. The problem is that today we still hear a lot of romanticist propaganda from the Balkans where instead of admitting their own complicity in Ottoman expansion, different nationalities reinvent their history so that they suffered so terribly. The result in the 19th century was ethnic cleansing and murder of many Turks and local Muslims in the Balkans.

    Also what I find funny is that people like you whine when non-Europeans complain about slavery, conquest, ethnic cleansing, etc. But you’re the first to act like Steppe invasions of Europe were some kind of non-white assault on some unified, European racial nation. This is idiocy seeing as how the first waves of Steppe invaders were in fact Indo-European themselves. People of the Steppe, regardless of their claims or religious justifications, raided and conquered for a number of economic reasons.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “Yeah, once threatened with murder or enslavement of their families, some young Christian men would be “willing” to be cannon fodder for the Ottoman armies.”

    Wow, spoken almost as though you were there yourself, in the 14th century.

    It is at this time I must warn you that it is clear you have no idea what you are talking about, even if you don’t think others will notice. You are answering historical facts with, “NAH-AH, THEY ONLY DID THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE…UH…THREATENED!! YEAH!!”

    “At least just not to see their wives, children or elderly parents suffer.”

    And you got this information from…..?

    ” And I’m not counting the Jannisaries, because they were enslaved and brainwashed from the very young age by the Turks into serving them.”

    Being a Janissary was such an opportunity for advancement that Muslims often falsely registered their babies as Christian, and some Muslims openly protested for the right to volunteer. Many Janissaries held on to their Christian beliefs in adulthood. It’s clear you know nothing about Janissaries too.

    “Uh-huh. And do tell, has such agreement resulted in nowadays entire areas of either Poland or Lithuania resembling Tatarstan? Nah, scratch that.”

    Do you even know what Tatarstan looks like, oh Lord of Ignorance? Poland and Lithuania don’t look like that today because of assimilation, wars, migration, and a number of other factors.

    “Did the Tatars settled in those countries in such large numbers, that a substantial populaces within those countries now resemble the Central Asian mongoloids?”

    Tatars are not “Mongoloids.” That’s your first mistake, but it’s a common one because most Western writers don’t know much about Tatars.

    “Ohoho. So there was a few handful of Muslims fighting alongside Christians. Big f’n deal. They were nothing more than MERCENARIES. They weren’t any different than a few handful of Europeans who, for the right price, would also fight alongside the Ottomans.”

    Incorrect. Obviously your reading level is poorer than I thought. The Tatar cavalry had been a core part of the Polish-Lithuanian army for at least a century by that point, and they were not mercenaries.

    “That’s because Qazan Tatars represented far greater and immediate threat to the Russian than the Crimean ones.”

    Please don’t go down this road. You’re only displaying your Wikipedia scholarship and profound ignorance even more.

    “His destruction of the Qazan khanate, and most famously burning its capital city Sarai to the ground (along with its Tatar inhabitants!), Ivan permanently sealed off the Eurasian steppes that were up to that point constantly being used as a conduit bridge by all sorts of various mongoloid barbarian tribes from Central Asia for over a thousand years in their catastrophically destructive incursions into the Europe.”

    Hate to break your heart, but the capital of the Qazan Khanate was…get ready for this…QAZAN. Incredible!! New Saray was sacked with the conquest of the Astrakhan Khanate. It looks like you fail big AND small!

    Also the gist of this paragraph seems to be: Conquest by Europeans, fine. Conquest by Muslims or “mongoloid” peoples(even though historically such invaders have been largely Indo-European or later Turkic, not Mongoloid) is a nightmare.

    “From the Huns, Bulgars and Avars, to the Petchenegs, Seljuks and Tatar-Mongols, the Europeans had to constantly endure the horrific terror of these nomadic savages for over a millennium before Ivan the Terrible finally cut off the future access for anymore new Turkic invasions”

    Ah but Ivan’s invasion East is just fine, right? Were you aware that as Slavs migrated Eastward, Turks like the Petchenegs and Bulgars, along with many Finno-Ugrians, were already living in what is now Ukraine and Western Russia?

    “. And the Crimean khanate? The Russians, led by Catherine the Great, wiped it off from the face of the Earth within just a few generations later.”

    Wow, thanks for telling me historical facts I know better than you.

    Anyway, you’ve done an excellent job showing that your paltry knowledge of European history is derived from Islamophobic sites and possibly Stormfront. I enjoy watching you squirm and try to find excuses to explain away all the contradictory evidence to the theory of a monolithic Islam vs. Europe. See you in the next comments section.

    ALSO WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE POST THOSE SOURCES ABOUT THE MUSLIMS IN BELGIUM?

  • Nikita Vissarionovitch Trotsky

    “I suggest you read a little more history. “They” as in Muslims, did not “try” as you say.”

    Fail. For the Moors, the invasion of Iberia was merely a starting point in their ultimate plan of conquering and subjugation of the entire European continent. Only Charles Martel cutting them up into mincemeat at the Tours stoped that from happening.

    “Moorish expansion in Spain (which was actually a very positive thing)”

    Positive, for whom? The Spaniards who literally became slaves in their own homeland for the next several centuries, or the Moors themselves who got to live and enjoy a sweet life on the backs of the Spain’s native Christian populace?

    “Historically Europeans have from time to time allied with the Islamic world…”

    That was nothing more than a relationship of convenience. Just because some European kings hired a few Muslims mercenaries or guards, or made temporary alliances with Islamic countries, that is no indication whatsoever that the Europeans wanted Islam and those who follow it to take root within their continent.

    ” France has often been a historic ally of the Ottoman Empire. Later on Britain would become an ally, then Britain and France, and finally Germany as well.”

    See above. These (short lasting) military partnerships absolutely did not meant the French, the English or the Germans allowing huge number of Turks to come on in and settle in their countries and transform entire parts of their cities into “no go” mini-Dar al-Islam zones.

    “In the early days of Ottoman expansion, Ottoman success was due to offering lower taxes and allowing Christians self-rule”

    Whenever the Ottomans encountered a stiff resistance from the Christians and unable to beat them militarily, that was one of such ruses that they’d attempt to pull. So who’re you trying to kid here? This was nothing new. The Arabs, when they themselves went on jihad-fueled conquests across Middle East and North Africa over 1300 years ago, they also pulled the same trick in order to fool the local Christians and Jews into surrendering. Of course, the same Christians would later regret their naivete very dearly, since once the Arabs moved in and took root in their homelands they would show their true colors with massacres, rapes and mass enslavement. All as permitted under Sharia.

    “Christians would fight willingly on the side of the Ottomans for the rest of that Empire’s history.”

    Yeah, once threatened with murder or enslavement of their families, some young Christian men would be “willing” to be cannon fodder for the Ottoman armies. At least just not to see their wives, children or elderly parents suffer. And I’m not counting the Jannisaries, because they were enslaved and brainwashed from the very young age by the Turks into serving them.

    “Lithuania(later Poland-Lithuania) invited Muslim Tatars into their territory in the late 13th-early 14th century. This earned their leader the title of “Protector of Muslims in Non-Muslim lands”.

    Uh-huh. And do tell, has such agreement resulted in nowadays entire areas of either Poland or Lithuania resembling Tatarstan? Nah, scratch that. Did the Tatars settled in those countries in such large numbers, that a substantial populaces within those countries now resemble the Central Asian mongoloids?

    “latter fighting admirably for the Polish side at the Battle of Vienna in 1683. You know, it’s that battle all the European Islamophobes get all hot and bothered about.”

    Ohoho. So there was a few handful of Muslims fighting alongside Christians. Big f’n deal. They were nothing more than MERCENARIES. They weren’t any different than a few handful of Europeans who, for the right price, would also fight alongside the Ottomans.

    “Ivan IV(The Terrible) made alliances with the Muslim Crimean Tatars to weaken the Kazan Khanate.”

    That’s because Qazan Tatars represented far greater and immediate threat to the Russian than the Crimean ones. So he had no choice but to accept the lesser of the two evils. But no matter. By annihilating the Qazan khanate, Ivan IV made his greatest accomplishment. The one that wasn’t even immediately understood in his time neither by him or his contemporaries. His destruction of the Qazan khanate, and most famously burning its capital city Sarai to the ground (along with its Tatar inhabitants!), Ivan permanently sealed off the Eurasian steppes that were up to that point constantly being used as a conduit bridge by all sorts of various mongoloid barbarian tribes from Central Asia for over a thousand years in their catastrophically destructive incursions into the Europe. From the Huns, Bulgars and Avars, to the Petchenegs, Seljuks and Tatar-Mongols, the Europeans had to constantly endure the horrific terror of these nomadic savages for over a millennium before Ivan the Terrible finally cut off the future access for anymore new Turkic invasions. And the Crimean khanate? The Russians, led by Catherine the Great, wiped it off from the face of the Earth within just a few generations later.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    So I guess we’re not going to get those sources then, in any language.

  • Deep Ecology

    Mark F

    You sure got a lot out of my describing what the YWC advocate. This is a student organization, and I am not a member or supporter.

    I only advocate for academic freedom of speech issues and the Deep Ecology movement. The YWC position on campus speech is compatible with mine, but I am not a traditional or paleoconservative. These political positions are incompatible with my environmental philosophy.

    Not a Christian, Jew or Muslim, and do not support their social or cosmological positions.

    Many of my students are probably tempted to call me at fascist during mid terms and finals, but they keep it to themselves:)

  • Jonas Rand

    “For those of you whon[sic] can read German:

    http://www.pro-nrw.net/?p=5046

    For those who can’t, this doesn’t even mention a statistic for the Belgian Muslim population, nor does it link to any corroboration of that number.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    The Tea Party and the German nationalists will never get along. I highly doubt that German nationalists will give up things like healthcare and other social programs, and I believe that gay rights is not a taboo for the right over there, assuming it’s anything like the Netherlands, for example.

    But I still don’t see any independent sources for these claims.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    The CIA huh? One would think that the mainstream Belgian media would report on something like neighborhoods where their police couldn’t go due to violent Muslim fundamentalist immigrants.

    Post some sources.

  • Assenmacher

    For those of you whon can read German:

    http://www.pro-nrw.net/?p=5046

  • Assenmacher

    >Ruslan Amirkhanov said,

    >on April 25th, 2011 at 3:25 am

    >Still waiting for those sources…

    CIA Is publishing these informations.

    If you say “Please” and bow deeply, i´ll post a link.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Still waiting for those sources…

  • Jordan

    “Since Belgium is mentioned, I should inform you that the islamic population in the country (mostly North-African immigrants) is currently 6.25% of the overall population (and growing fast). It IS a problem because these immigrants refuse to integrate in the general society, but congregate in particular districts now so dangerous that they are off-limits to the police. Before lamenting racism, it would be worth giving a thought to a US where the islamic population would number 18,750,000 (6.25%) and behaved as muslim immigrants in Europe.”
    Yes, I too would like to see your sources. But let’s look at this for a minute, because people in a distant country are (either willingly or unwillingly) segregated from their society, we should ban a group of people who happen to share the same overall religion (most likely a different sect) from entering our country? Yeah, here’s the problem, the justice system works on a person by person basis, meaning when someone committs a crime they are arrested and go to jail. If it worked on a group-by-group basis, the basic idea of justice goes out the window, all people would have speak for the crimes of others with whom they only share a superficial connection (all blacks answering for the Bloods, all whites answering for the Aryan Brotherhood, all Christians answering for the radical 7th Day Adventists, etc.)

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “Since Belgium is mentioned, I should inform you that the islamic population in the country (mostly North-African immigrants) is currently 6.25% of the overall population (and growing fast). It IS a problem because these immigrants refuse to integrate in the general society, but congregate in particular districts now so dangerous that they are off-limits to the police. Before lamenting racism, it would be worth giving a thought to a US where the islamic population would number 18,750,000 (6.25%) and behaved as muslim immigrants in Europe”

    SOURCES PLEASE!!!

  • Mark F.

    Deep Ecology& Liberty U student,

    Muslims immigrating to Europe to find jobs and you want fight the Crusades all over again and unleash the hordes to engage in more ethnic cleansing? Are you nuts?

    You racist neo-Nazi lunatics totally pervert the word and teachings of Jesus during one of the holiest days of the year. Instead fascist ideology why don’t you try actually reading the Bible you hide behind.

    “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7

    “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother. whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.”

    Well I guess we can see what kind of Christianity they’re teaching at Liberty – the kind that’s got nothing to do with God. Pathetic brainwashed hypocrites.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “The YWC is correct in it’s assumption that muslims are in the process of overrunning Europe”

    No, actually they are not.

    “. They tried once before and were beaten back across the Iberian peninsula by Charlemange if you read history.”

    I suggest you read a little more history. “They” as in Muslims, did not “try” as you say. By that time the Muslim world was already fragmented into rival Caliphates and movements. There is nothing inherently special about Moorish expansion in Spain(which was actually a very positive thing), that can’t be compared to European expansion into other territories(or into other European territories).

    Here’s another part of history you probably never read. Historically Europeans have from time to time allied with the Islamic world. Here are a few examples:

    1. France has often been a historic ally of the Ottoman Empire. Later on Britain would become an ally, then Britain and France, and finally Germany as well.

    2. In the early days of Ottoman expansion, Ottoman success was due to offering lower taxes and allowing Christians self-rule as well as letting Christian military elites keep their titles and lands. As a result, in this early period there was a time when the Ottomans had more Christians than Muslims in their army. Christians would fight willingly on the side of the Ottomans for the rest of that Empire’s history.

    3. Lithuania(later Poland-Lithuania) invited Muslim Tatars into their territory in the late 13th-early 14th century. This earned their leader the title of “Protector of Muslims in Non-Muslim lands”. These Muslim Tatars(called Lipka Tatars today) expanded in Poland, their rights to build mosques repeatedly affirmed by the Polish-Lithuanian king. They formed the core of the Polish-Lithuanian cavalry, performing a heroic, suicidal charge at the Battle of Grunwald, and latter fighting admirably for the Polish side at the Battle of Vienna in 1683. You know, it’s that battle all the European Islamophobes get all hot and bothered about.

    4. Ivan IV(The Terrible) made alliances with the Muslim Crimean Tatars to weaken the Kazan Khanate.

    So much for the eternal struggle between “Europe”(not a single entity), and “Islam”(ditto).

    “In my personal exploration of the koran and islam both advocate violence and revenge and the subjugation of women and murder of all that oppose islam and allah.”

    Hmm…I wonder where you did that “personal exploration” of the Koran. And how is this any different from many other religious books, including the Bible?

    “It is the right of the entire European continent and indeed every country of the world, to decide their fate and what people or religion they will exclude if they feel threaten their way of life. The Euro treatment of islam and muslims as well as multiculturalism, mass immigration etc, are the outpourings of self-determination.”

    First of all, Europeans enjoyed the benefit of colonialism and cheap labor. Many of their countries promoted religion of all kinds, including radical Islam, in order to break down socialism. Now if they can’t deal with the results, it’s their problem.

  • Sam Molloy

    I’m no expert on European laws but don’t they have separation of church and state that should protect them from any theocratic influence, Muslim or Christian?

  • Robert Pierre

    Since Belgium is mentioned, I should inform you that the islamic population in the country (mostly North-African immigrants) is currently 6.25% of the overall population (and growing fast). It IS a problem because these immigrants refuse to integrate in the general society, but congregate in particular districts now so dangerous that they are off-limits to the police. Before lamenting racism, it would be worth giving a thought to a US where the islamic population would number 18,750,000 (6.25%) and behaved as muslim immigrants in Europe.

  • Jordan

    “The YWC is correct in it’s assumption that muslims are in the process of overrunning Europe. They tried once before and were beaten back across the Iberian peninsula by Charlemange if you read history.”
    1) “They” – If YOU read history you’d know that there was no “they” and that there still isn’t. The Almorovids invaded the Iberian Peninsula, and a group of Germanic (or possibly Frankish) tribesmen fought off a raiding party near (what would become) the French border. The Muslim empires invaded Europe for the same reason the Roman Empire invaded the Middle East and that Christian empires would later invade Africa and the Far East, land.
    “In my personal exploration of the koran and islam both advocate violence and revenge and the subjugation of women and murder of all that oppose islam and allah.”
    I highly doubt you’ve ever “explored Islam” (if you had, you would know that it has as many wide ranging beliefs as Christianity), and those violent parts in the Quran are from the old testament (all three Abrahamic religions share them). These claims are yet another sign you know very little history (because you would know that the invading Muslim empires were no different from the Romans; while Christian Europe was still burning non-Christians as witches the Muslim empires allowed a plurality of people to live how they choose so long as they paid their Imperial tithes).
    “It is the right of the entire European continent and indeed every country of the world, to decide their fate and what people or religion they will exclude if they feel threaten their way of life.”
    So, when Germany felt threatened by Judaism….? That was O.K.? And the treatment of the Native Americans? Really? And I suppose this also applies to the Muslim majority countries who are anti-Christian (like Iran), that means that-by your ‘logic’-they are the morally correct ones while we freedom loving equality seekers are wrong.
    “The Euro treatment of islam and muslims as well as multiculturalism, mass immigration etc, are the outpourings of self-determination.”
    Oh. So next time I watch a video about World War II I should keep in mind that those grey uniforms, lines of goose-stepping fascists, and piles of bodies are just “self-determination”.

  • JoeBuddha

    In my personal exploration of the koran and islam both advocate violence and revenge and the subjugation of women and murder of all that oppose islam and allah.
    There are parts of the bible that advocate the same. Why else would god have stopped the sun in the sky? I read this stuff and all I can think is that these wingnuts are jealous of the power some muslim societies hold over their people.

  • Deep Ecology

    We don’t have an organized chapter on our campus, but will in the near future. Political orientation/advocacy appears to be more along the lines of paleoconservative versus radical far right.

  • A Liberty U. Govt. Student

    The YWC is correct in it’s assumption that muslims are in the process of overrunning Europe. They tried once before and were beaten back across the Iberian peninsula by Charlemange if you read history. In my personal exploration of the koran and islam both advocate violence and revenge and the subjugation of women and murder of all that oppose islam and allah.
    It is the right of the entire European continent and indeed every country of the world, to decide their fate and what people or religion they will exclude if they feel threaten their way of life. The Euro treatment of islam and muslims as well as multiculturalism, mass immigration etc, are the outpourings of self-determination.

  • http://www.splcenter.org/blog Hatewatch

    Les,

    It looks like a chapter is based at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    http://unc.campusreform.org/yo.....vilization

  • Les McBride

    Which University of North Carolina branch, or is it a system-wide thing? There is a difference; UNC refers to the whole system, with each campus having their own distinctiveness. (But that it exists here doesn’t surprise me – some parts of the state are very liberal, and some… aren’t.)

  • Jonas Rand

    “…the Park51 mosque…”

    That’s incorrect. Park51 is not a planned mosque. The plan is to construct a community center. It is as much a mosque as your local YMCA is a Catholic cathedral.