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Busy days and things to do here. So have yourselves an open thread then, one decorated with a view of the Faroe Islands. Isn’t it stunning? No wonder the Norse made it theirs. If that doesn’t have you reaching for the walking boots you are not a proper European –


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24 thoughts on “ATW OPEN THREAD

  1. The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

    That needs to be re-evaluated, if it’s part of the Kingdom of Denmark, does it not come strictly under the direct rule of the Kingdom of Brussels?

  2. I wonder how the Brussels fisheries policy will affect the Faroe Islands when Britain regains its sovereign waters?.

    Presently under Brussels empire orders ruling, the Faroe Islands, along with Iceland are ‘allowed’ approximately 12% quota’s.

    That will have to change once Great Britain leaves the Brussels empire.

  3. I am sadly, very sadly actually, witnessing my wife and girls watching Saturday night Ant & Dec, I have just asked them, “please don’t tell me you find this funny, or remotely entertaining”.

    Apparently they do.

    All is lost.

    A dark room beckons.

  4. It is, Paul. And look at that stonework. The Dark Ages weren’t as dark as some assume.

  5. Pete.

    There is a new series starting on Discovery channel next week all about the Vikings.

    I am looking forward to that one.

    I love all that.

  6. Ah, that would account for the violence then…

    Why did Vikings have ‘Allah’ embroidered into funeral clothes?

    Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves. The discovery raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia, writes journalist Tharik Hussain.

    They were kept in storage for more than 100 years, dismissed as typical examples of Viking Age funeral clothes.

    But a new investigation into the garments – found in 9th and 10th Century graves – has thrown up groundbreaking insights into contact between the Viking and Muslim worlds.

    Patterns woven with silk and silver thread have been found to spell the words “Allah” and “Ali”.


  7. Why did Vikings have ‘Allah’ embroidered into funeral clothes?

    They didn’t. I have never read such bollocks in my entire life, and I did an economics degree.

  8. I thought not Pete.

    It was from the BBC after all.


    The BBC are inspired by Islam, it makes perfect sense now.

  9. How bloody supine are these commies?

    Norsemen worshiped Odin, Tyr and Thor. The idea that they adopted some primitive desert belief is beyond bollocks, but it shows how far the Left will go in normalising Islam in the West.

  10. Patterns woven with silk and silver thread have been found to spell the words “Allah” and “Ali” – and “Cheddar”. Don’t forget that vikings were also vi-kangs!!

  11. How long before the BBC make a connection (somehow) between the Vikings and Wakanda?.

  12. The Vikings had long contact with Arabia (which they called Serkland), and obviously learned a lot from the Muslims they encountered in various places (but not enough in terms of technology, navigation and seamanship that would have allowed them move and conquer throughout the world, as the Spanish later did). They reached Al-Andalus in today’s Spain, and after they were driven out of it by the Arabs there, diplomatic relations developed; there were even diplomats at the court of the Danish king apparently. Cultural exchange was inevitable and religious artefacts and ideas were always a part of that.

    More importantly, the Vikings traded directly with the Muslim world (by some accounts even with Persia), and religion always passed through the trade routes along with the wine and the weapons in the hold.

    It’s between difficult and impossible for people dumbed down by what goes for debate on ATW to imagine, but there was a time when religion was not an identity, ethnic or otherwise. It was more like a visit to the supermarket – you picked up the things that you thought might come in useful and didn’t bother about where they came from. “Hey, there’s a clever people back east and they say that this fellow will make you fleet of foot and will guarantee that your deliveries always get through”, so you buy the rough statuette of Mercury from that sailor in the harbour and stick it somewhere in your house so you can show it to friends and visitors. Even in Ireland they find such artefacts from several centuries BC.

    Some Viking headstones have Nordic gods on one side and Christian symbols on the other, sort of hedging your bets with the afterlife. Similarly, if you’d told them that by taking in Muslim artefacts or ideas they were adopting that belief system, they would have laughed at you (or smashed your head in with a poleaxe).

    They were much more relaxed and less afraid about religion that a lot of the guys here are.

  13. Good post Noel.

    Many of the racists on here like to pretend they’re anything but. Claiming they’re just stating the facts about a particular race or religion. It’s total bollocks of course, easily identified by the fact that they go out of their way to always critisise those they despise.

    The fact is the Muslim world brought a lot of innovations and science to the rest of the world. When they weren’t fighting with them of course. 😁

  14. Why did Vikings have ‘Allah’ embroidered into funeral clothes?

    It would account for all the bloodshed, raping, pillaging & plundering.


  15. //That does look good Peter.

    Many thanks.//

    It’s nothing for you, Harri. No EU bashing every 30 seconds.

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