Good intentions gone bad

Tihomir Kukolja is the director of Renewing Our Mind, and he has a political ambition to pressure Europe to accept thousands of migrants.

Tihomir Kukolja is the director of Renewing Our Minds, and he has a political ambition to pressure Europe to accept thousands of migrants.

Tihomir Kukolja, the director of the reconciliation program Renewing Our Minds, has many good intentions when he and his friends give assistance to migrants in Serbia and Croatia from the Middle East, but unfortunately, these apostles of good deeds have not understood that their effort is actually helping human traffickers and Islamists that are behind and organizing the massive influx of migrants to Europe.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Kristian Kahrs, and I have been living many years in Belgrade. Now I live in Norway where I am the Head of Information for the national conservative party the Democrats of Norway. We are in the proud national conservative tradition of the Danish People’s Party, the Sweden Democrats, UKIP, National Front in France, the Freedom Party of Austria and the Serbian People’s Party to mention a few. At our national convention in March, I’ll be a candidate to become the leader for the Democrats.

Now Kukolja has launched a massive political campaign with several posts per day to the closed Facebook group ROM Response Prayer Group. Here he is campaigning for Europe to accept massive amounts of migrants, and the activists in this group even help migrants to cross the borders illegally.

This is not the first time Kukolja has made serious errors of judgment. In 2011 before NATO countries went to war against Libya, Kukolja supported this war against a well-functioning welfare state to create a haven for Islamists and human traffickers. Our war also created a complete hell for Christian and other minorities. In the article Choosing Not to Act Is to Act in Huffington Post, Kukolja gave very poor reasons for going to war. In the aftermath of the war, when the consequences had become clear, Kukolja regretted his article, but I warned him against it from the start.

Now Kukolja has initiated another campaign, another serious error of judgment, thinking that his actions will create a better world. As Kukolja, I am also a Christian, and I agree that we should help those who are in need. Often I have been reminded about the Parable of the Good Samaritan, and I think this is a very good example for all of us. As we remember from the story, the Samaritan did not take the wounded man to his own country, but he paid the inn so that he could get local care.

It is also problematic that instead of just helping the migrants with food and accommodation, Kukolja uses prayer to impose a certain political solution. He writes for instants: We need to pray that all the European countries will understand that they have a part to play in accepting the refugees. I find it unbiblical that Kukolja tries to use rhetoric to get God on his side.

The Serbian government has also been irresponsible when they have opened up their borders to the migrants from the Middle East, but fortunately my friend and the leader of the Serbian Peoples Party, Nenad Popović has his head on the right place when he has proposed to build a wall along the Serbian border to Macedonia.

For those who have followed my activities on SorrySerbia.com, I have issues with people who use their Christian faith to promote their political agenda. One example is the former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, an ordained minister who refuses me access to documents to explain why Norway went to war against Yugoslavia in 1999. He is constantly referring to his Christian values.

Another example is British MP Alistair Burt, a member of the National Prayer Breakfast network in Washington D.C. In 2013, he was upset that the British government was not able to wage war on Bashar al-Assad without the consent of the parliament. And Assad is of course the best hope for Christians in Syria against Sunni Islamic extremists. More about that in my article Blessed are the peacemakers.

Not many critical comments are allowed in the Facebook group. It is maybe pleasant for Kukolja to operate in his own comfortable echo chamber, but the group should be public so that we can have a free and respectful discussion about Kukolja’s activism. However, I have made the content of the Facebook group available in a 150 page document.

Let me give you an example. I wrote in a commentPray for our politicians for wisdom do stop this cynical human trafficking. Are you sure Tihomir’s help does not encourage more migrants to risk their lives? Are you sure this is not in fact helping the islamists and human traffickers responsible for this?

Kukolja was not at all happy about this comment, and he wrote in his reply: Thank you Valarie for the words of encouragement and your prayers. The best thing is to ignore those who try to spam our reports with their inappropriate comments.

Kukolja also deleted several other comments I made, and he is most comfortable when he is not challenged. I would encourage those who are interested to read very good comments by the theologian John Dettoni. Not surprisingly, Kukolja has no comments to Dettoni’s thoughtful remarks, other than to claim that he is only helping. If you do not have access to the group, here are four pages with Dettoni’s excellent analysis. When Kukolja is not willing to consider respectful and thorough criticism, he needs to be confronted and corrected in the public domain.

With his daily posts, Kukolja encourages more migrants to risk their lives to get to Europe. In 2015, thousands of migrants have drowned, and as long as the illegal migrant trade continues, more people will die. For those who read Norwegian, we in the Democrats have introduced our solution for the war in Syria and the migrant crisis. We want to have Russia and China to be partners with Syria’s government to stop the war, and we want an Australian solution where no one crossing the Mediterranean Ocean by boat will be granted political asylum or refugee status. The Australian solution works, and we’ll be able to save many lives.

In all his posts, Kukolja uses the term refugees, but many of those coming are economic migrants. But it suits Kukolja’s political purposes to use the word refugee. Of course, for those who win the golden ticket to Europe, it could be well worth the risk, but seeking a better economic future for yourself and your family does not qualify to be a refugee.

And let us take a look at the conditions in the refugee camps in Turkey. In the video Turkish refugee camps for Syrians set high standard from Euronews, we see that the camps close to the Syrian border are well equipped with electricity and water. One of the residents there says that he believes his fellow country men does not have to leave Syria, but he encourages them to return to Syria to defend their homeland:

It is also important to know the reasons for the migration. Reading Western media and NGO reports, it is nearly impossible to get a balanced view. We, the West, are responsible for creating terrible wars. As mentioned above, we bombed a well functioning welfare state, Libya, back to the stone age to give direct support to Islamists and human traffickers, making a hell for our Christian brothers and sisters. Of course Libya was a dictatorship, but attempting to establish democracies in Islamic countries will only lead to Sharia and Islamism. In Syria, we supported the overthrow of the relatively secular dictator Bashar al-Assad, and now we have a quarter of a million dead people.

Thankfully, Donald Trump has his head on the right place when he welcomes the Russians in Syria. See the video Donald Trump: ‘Let Russia fight ISIS’:

IS has said that they are going to flood Europe with 500,000 migrants, and that is exactly what they are doing. No matter if Kukolja and his activists claim that these are not terrorists, we will face a humongous demographic problem with cultures that do not mix with our freedom values at all. To stop the migration, Western politicians need to work with Russia and China to stop the wars they have created instead of appearing to be good to take in these migrants. Migrants might tell Kukolja and his activists that they are from Syria, but there is no way to confirm this. We know that Syrian passports are very attractive on the black market for a reasonable price, and many have bought a fake Syrian identity.

What media and politicians in the West generally do not understand is that the wars in Iraq and Syria really is a war of caliphates. The Islamic State is not as important as the fight between Shiite and Sunni Islam to dominate the Islamic world. Everything IS does can be supported from Islam’s original sources, the Quran and Sunnah, and I do not think they are especially radical. They just follow Islam the way the so-called prophet Muhammed intended.

And what is more worrying is the US support against for Sunni Islamic radicals. The head of the US Defense Intelligence Agenency, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn gave the US administration several warnings that if they supported the Syrian opposition, it would be a direct support for Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda Iraq. But the administration did not listen. Lt. Gen Flynn said it was a willful decision. Se this interview with the general:

In an emotional video, we see Bianca Bortoneanu urges us not to judge the refugees. I agree with her. We should treat those migrants that are coming with respect, but at the same time we need to be very critical of our politicians, NGOs and other activists who made this mess. However, at the same time, we should also be aware of the the enormous demographic consequences of a massive migration from Islamic cultures to Europe.

Not all appreciate the rhetoric of writer, comedian and YouTube personality Pat Condell, but in his most recent video, he speaks about the epidemic of rapes committed by the new migrants in Germany.  He also says that European governments could have stopped the migrant crisis if they had followed the rules and regulations they themselves voted for.

Especially for those who do not like Condell, I would challenge you to look at the video and decide if there are any factual errors. Below the video, you can also read the description with well documented links to what he is talking about. For instants you can see the well documented article Germany: Migrants’ Rape Epidemic by Soren Kern.

Lastly, I would recommend the video Will Migrant Crisis Kill EU?,taken from the YouTube channel of former presidential candidate Ron Paul.  Here Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and Paul interviews the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, Nigel Farage, about the effect of the migrant crisis will have on the European Union.

Many of us national conservatives are very concerned that European bureaucrats makes undemocratic decisions on accepting hundreds of thousands of migrants to Europe. Many of us are concerned that we’ll have more and more parallel societies with special privileges for the Islamic population and ‘No-Go’ Zones.