British officials say the number of people being arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related crimes has reached a record high as police and security services cope with the influence of Islamic State militants based in Syria.
The Home Office figures released Thursday show 299 people were arrested in the 12 months that ended in March. Officials say that represents a 31 percent increase over the previous 12 months, and is the highest figure since records started being kept after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.
(He and the Polish MP seem to be the only ones along with Hungary’s Orban, who do not want to commit national suicide)
Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders called the wave of refugees pushing into Europe an “Islamic invasion,” during a parliamentary debate on Thursday that exposed deep divisions over how the Netherlands should respond to the crisis.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday appealed to EU members to share out refugees arriving on the bloc’s fringes. Several EU countries oppose the idea of mandatory quotas, as supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the conservative Dutch government says it is only willing to take in more if all EU states agree.
3. Hungary is putting into effect in a few days, a set of rules for immigration which are in fact pretty much the same as every nation had all over the world for most of the history of the nation state. People who try and break in or sneak in and have no papers will be jailed and deported. Those who submit to being registered as the law requires, not just in Hungary but the EU, well be put in a center where they are safe and fed and then moved to wherever they are supposed to be as opposed to nation shopping. The leftist hungarian press however will treat it this way.
The BBC has this article which looks sort of unbiased but the bias shows in what they don’t say. Namely that the military is the very definition of how a nation state is supposed to respond to an outside threat and that making a military problem a law and order one where police are constrained as if they are dealing with legal citizens is a formula for near instant loss. Which is why, one can only suspect, the BBC, leftist governments and other media want the problem handled this way when they admit to wanting it handled at all.
The list in Inspire magazine also included industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch, internet entrepreneur Larry Ellison, and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. A prominent economist was also on the list but asked that his name be withheld. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was named, though not Janet Yellen, who succeeded him.
Also pictured was Jim Walton, one of the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, although he was misidentified in the caption as his late father, Sam Walton. Several other names on the list were misspelled.
5. People who want to understand real racism just needs to look at Japan. Its funny how one never sees protests or demands for Japan to open up its borders and destroy its own people and culture.
6. This speech by a US conservative from 2013 was, as Perfect Child reminds, prescient.
(As you listen to this its fun to think about the snarky post-modern dialogue of the 70s show MASH which made moral equivalence of North and South Korea. Its amazing we have survived this long.)
7. Turkey: Molotovs fly as nationalist violence erupts against Kurds
(This is really no whey to treat the Kurds)
Thank you M., Richard, Wrath of Khan, Nash Montana, Johnny U., and many more
Later today we hope to publish a German document about conditions in the refugee centers in Germany. These shocking revelations will not be because of imposed or harsh conditions due to the German state which is providing everything, but much like the ‘Occupy’ movement of a couple of years ago, because of the culture of the people who are in those centers. Rape, brutality and molestation are every day occurrences. Waiting on the translation now. Lastly I apologize for my kurds quip. Think of it as a kind of humour operated Tourette‘s. Much more to come.