1. An interesting video from yesterday’s demonstration in Koln Germany against the salafists.
2. Torture, rape, forced marriage… and sent to fight on the front line: Survivors reveal the horrific fate of teenage girls kidnapped by Islamic extremists Boko Haram
(Funny how the Islamic State doesn’t put that in their recruitment videos)
Teenage girls who escaped Nigerian terror group Boko Haram have described how they were raped, tortured, forced into marriage and sent to fight on the front line during their captivity.
Dozens of former hostages have described the physical and psychological abuse at the hands of the Islamic militants in a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
It came as Boko Haram kidnapped a further 30 children over the weekend, including girls as young as 11, bringing the total number of captives to more than 500 since 2009.
The latest kidnappings – and continued violence in northeast Nigeria and northern Cameroon – have cast doubt on government claims of a ceasefire and agreement for the release of 219 schoolgirls held since April.
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Horrific ordeal: Some of the 219 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April. Dozens of teenagers (not pictured) who escaped the Nigerian terror group have described how they were raped, forced into marriage and forced to fight on the front line of the insurgency in a new report by Human Rights Watch
H/T M., Wrath of Khan.
Judge attacks blundering Border Agency over ‘catastrophic’ failures that allowed 170 bogus workers to illegally move to Britain (dailymail, Oct 27, 2014)
“Border chiefs have been blasted for ‘catastrophic’ failures over a £500,000 scam that allowed more than 170 bogus Pakistani workers and their relatives to illegally enter Britain.
A senior judge branded it a ‘scandal’ that the discredited UK Border Agency had handed out so many work permits to a company which even its own inspector warned was a front for a massive immigration racket.
The firm, Techsense UK, claimed it had lucrative IT contracts with private and public sector giants including Microsoft, BT and the NHS – even though a single phone call would have exposed this as a fraud.
Bosses told officials that they needed staff from their sister firm in Islamabad, Pakistan, to work in highly-skilled £40,000-a-year jobs at their plant in Milton Keynes.
But many of those who travelled to the UK on false pretences actually got jobs in fast food restaurants and stacking shelves in supermarkets.
In a highly unusual move, the judge hauled a senior border official into court to explain the scandal and accused the Home Office of attempting to cover up the fiasco to ‘spare their blushes’.
It is the second time in a week that the now-defunct Border Agency has been condemned by the courts over shocking failures.
Last Thursday, a vicar suspected of running Britain’s biggest sham marriage racket walked free last week after his £1million trial dramatically collapsed as a result of ‘serious misconduct’ by the former Home Office agency.
Two disgraced public servants, since suspended from duty, are facing criminal charges themselves after the case of Ugandan-born clergyman Reverend Nathan Ntege, 54, was thrown out of court.
The latest criticism from the judiciary is a huge embarrassment for the Home Office and raises urgent questions about the state of the nation’s beleaguered immigration controls…”