Turkey has criticized plans by Germany’s parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.
The killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks are widely viewed by historians as the first genocide of the 20th century. Turkey denies that the deaths constituted genocide, insists that the toll was inflated and says those killed were the victims of civil war and unrest.
Germany’s parliament is to hold a vote on a motion describing the deaths as genocide this week.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday that Germany — home to a large Turkish community — should “act with caution.”
(Pretty sure the Germans will chicken out in the same way Chuck Schummer did. They will modify the proposal to make it look sort of like what people think it is, but gut any actual meaning from it)
(It is a dead certainty that if his questions yielded negative numbers, he would be a hero and not fired. But as everyone knows in advance, more Muslims means more Islamic horror he was fired)
A mathematics professor at a German university was fired after he gave students problems to solve in class critical of Islam.
The Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) and the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) have both distanced themselves from mathematics lecturer Wolfang Hebold after complaints from students that he had used mathematical problems that were critical of Islam in his statistic courses. The HWR said Hebold had published, “discriminatory, xenophobic and misogynistic forum entries,” Junge Freiheitreports.
According to one student in Berlin the professor had made them calculate the relationship between Muslim populations and suicide bombings saying “we were to calculate the statistical relationship between the number of terrorist attacks and the proportion of Muslims in the population.” Students were also asked to calculate the rate of female genital mutilation in Egypt.
3. Flights suspended at Cologne-Bonn airport
Flights have been halted and aircraft returned to terminals at Germany’s Cologne-Bonn Airport, Monday, after a man sparked a major security threat by breaching a security area in the airport’s terminal 1 building.
A huge fire swept through one of India’s biggest ammunition depots on Tuesday, triggering an explosion and killing at least 16 people trying to douse the flames, government officials said.
Firefighters battled through the night to bring flames that soared into the sky under control at the depot in Pulgaon, 600 km (373 miles) from the city of Mumbai.
The dead included three soldiers and 13 civilian fire fighters, the defense ministry said in a statement, while 17 people were injured.
The fire, which started after midnight in a shed storing ammunition, forced the evacuation of thousands of nearby villagers, regional official Shailesh Nawal said.
(There is another story from yesterday about Pakistan and what looks like an aggressive move against India I must find and post. It may or may not be connected to this)
An Iraqi immigrant who said he was gay when claiming asylum in Austria has been jailed for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a swimming pool.
Appearing in court this week, the 36-year-old insisted that he is homosexual and that the contact with the child was his first experience of a sexual relationship with the opposite sex.
He reportedly came to Austria 13 years ago and had no previous convictions before he was arrested over the attack on the schoolgirl in the changing rooms of the public swimming pool in the Huetteldorf area of Vienna.
(No names or photo given of the perp even though he is 35)
(Sweden should be quarantined. Any non-Muslim Swede that wants to leave should have 6 months to prove they are not part of the cause of the destruction of that once liberal state and get out. After that, seal the borders to those who want to leave. They can set their own policy as to who they want to let in. Hopefully the world’s leftists and social justice warriors will all elect to go there)
An increasing number of swimming pools in Sweden are offering gender-segregated hours in order to encourage more women to visit.
The rise in women-only swimming hours has been linked to the growing Muslim population in Sweden, which has sparked fierce debate and has been criticized by the government.
Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman has launched an investigation into whether the women-only hours is violating equality law by discriminating against men.
Criticised: More public swimming pools in Sweden are offering ‘women-only’ hours, an increase which has been linked to the growing Muslim population in the country in recent years (stock image)
Women-only hours at public swimming pools is not a new phenomenon in Sweden and has been around for decades, but this is the first time it has been linked to the rising Muslim population.
Councillor Waseem Zaffar has been selected as the new cabinet member for Transparency, Openness and Equality for Birmingham City Council – tasked with ensuring it is being fair and honest.
This is despite his questionable attitudes towards women and his ‘anti-Semitic’ views.
(I don’t think his views about women are questionable at all. He clearly likes them. He likely feels everyone should own a few)
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more men than women.
Swedes don’t quite know what to make of this sudden male surplus, which is highly unusual in the West, where women historically have been in the majority in almost every country. But it may be a sign of things to come in Europe as changes in life expectancy and migration transform demographics.
“This is a novel phenomenon for Europe,” said Francesco Billari, a University of Oxford demographer who is president of the European Association for Population Studies. “We as researchers have not been on top of this.”
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There will be much more to come soon.