Reader’s Links for June 18 – 2016

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  1. Belgium Arrests 12 Amid Reports of Plot to Attack Soccer Fans

    Belgian authorities arrested 12 people after conducting anti-terror raids in Brussels and across the country amid press reports of a plot to attack fans gathering to watch a Belgium soccer game.

    Security forces raided a string of properties and 152 lock-up garages on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday, Belgium’s federal prosecutor in Brussels said in an e-mailed statement. Prime Minister Charles Michel called a meeting of the National Security Council for noon in Brussels, his spokesman said.

  2. IS conflict: Iraqi forces ‘retake most’ of Falluja (BBC, June 18, 2016)

    “Iraqi government forces have retaken most of the city of Falluja from so-called Islamic State fighters who have held it since 2014, officials say.

    US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said there was “still some fighting to be done” as IS still controls certain parts of the city.

    But Iraq’s prime minister hailed the day’s events as a “liberation”.

    A senior army spokesperson said he expects IS to “suffer a total breakdown during the next hours”.

    “The enemy is collapsing. They have lost control of their fighters. They are on the run now,” Lt Gen Abdul Ameer al-Shammari said.

    Special forces commander Brig Haider al-Obedi told AP that his troops controlled 80% of the city.

    Iraqi army officials said they would attempt to allow the IS militants a path out of the city to avoid heavy fighting in built-up areas…”

  3. German minister warns Nato against ‘warmongering’ (BBC, June 18, 2016)

    “German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned Nato against “warmongering”, as it conducts military exercises in Eastern Europe.

    Mr Steinmeier said that extensive Nato manoeuvres launched this month were counterproductive to regional security and could inflame tensions with Russia.

    He urged the Nato military alliance to replace the exercises with more dialogue and co-operation with Russia.

    Nato has carried out a 10-day exercise simulating a Russian attack on Poland…”

  4. Egyptian court sentences Mohammed Morsi to 25 years in prison (usatoday, June 18, 2016)

    “An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

    Morsi, the case’s top defendant, and two of his aides were also sentenced to 25 years in prison. Morsi and his secretary, Amin el-Sirafy, received an additional 15-year sentence for a lesser crime. El-Sirafy’s daughter, Karima, was also sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Morsi was ousted by the military in July 2013 and has already been sentenced to death in another case. That death sentence and another two — life and 20 years in prison — are under appeal.

    All of Saturday’s verdicts can be appealed…”

    • BREITBART – VIDEO: Thousands Set Off On Banned ‘Convoy To Calais’ For ‘Music’ And A ‘Football Game’

      Around 250 vehicles have left London on a “Convoy To Calais” to deliver aid and indulge in poverty tourism, despite French police calling for the procession be to be banned.

      The trip has been advertised as providing “music” and a “football match”. “Refugees Welcome” flags fluttered on the cars and vans that gathered this morning in central London, and a busload of students were filmed singing: “Let in every refugee; throw the Tories in the sea!”

      “The Convoy to Calais on 18 June will be a huge demonstration of solidarity with refugees from the people of this country. The major unions are in. The biggest social movements are in. The Muslim community is in. Are you?” reads the website.

      “There will be music, shared ideas and celebration of humanity,” it adds.

      The event has been organised by Stand up to Racism, People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Unite the Union, Communications Workers Union, TSSA, Stop the War Coalition, War on Want, Momentum, and the Muslim Association of Britain.

      Detailed shopping lists have been compiled on a website call; they included unlocked smartphones, coffee, olive oil and dried fruit and nuts.

      Last year there were pleas from various charities and the authorities to stop sending clothes to the illegal migrant camp, as the majority of it was “unwanted” and ended up dumped in the mud.

      More :

      video – Convoy to Calais leaves Whitehall

  5. Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS

    WASHINGTON, DC — Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.

    The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese.

    In August 2012, a “SECRET” classified memo was sent to various top Obama administration officials and agencies, including to the State Department and to Clinton’s office personally.

    “The document is an IAR, an intelligence information report,” said Christopher J. Farrell, who serves on the board of directors of Judicial Watch, which obtained the document. “It is produced by somebody within the Defense intelligence agency (DIA). It is reporting from the field by an intelligence agent” who could be a U.S. government agent, a defense attaché, or a source.

    • This is going to become a campaign issue real fast, we all knew that Obama and Hillary supported ISIS but their are a lot of people in denial that are going to have a hard time dismissing the memo.

  6. Muslim prayer on Massachusetts railway platform prompts police alert, heavily armed response

    Two Muslims’ prayer on a Boston-area railway platform prompted other riders to dial 911 to report suspicious activity, officials said.

    Transit police officers armed with long rifles rushed to the Wellington T station in Medford, Mass., Thursday morning after the “general misunderstanding,” Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Frank DePaola told the Boston Herald.

    The 7:45 a.m. police call displayed the “heightened sensitivity on everybody’s part” following the Orlando nightclub massacre, and MBTA officials hope it was “resolved in a very gentle manner,” DePaola said.

    “Some people riding our system noticed two people that appeared to be Middle Eastern, and in their opinion, hey were acting suspicious,” he told the Herald. “We responded because we got the call. It turns out that they were two citizens lawfully — as I understand it, they may have been praying, because it’s Ramadan.”

    […]Transit police Superintendent Richard Sullivan told the Herald the investigation had been a “non-event” and that the officers showed up with the arms they’ve carried with them “for years.”

    Yet representatives for the Muslim civil rights organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations said they would be reviewing the incident and speaking with the transit agency.

    “It’s really up to the person who makes the initial report to make a report based on actual evidence and an actual suspicion and not on prejudice and stereotyping,” CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told the Herald. “Too often what we see is that somebody praying or somebody wearing Islamic attire is enough to trigger this kind of response.”

  7. BREITBART – GERMANY – City Gives €850,000 Worth Of Land to Muslims To Build Mosques

    A German city has decided to give away land worth €850,000 to Muslims for free so they can build mosques with minarets up to 65 feet high.

    The city of Monheim am Rhein has announced that it will be handing over land for free for the construction of mosques to two separate Muslim associations.

    Monheim mayor Daniel Zimmermann said that although the land is worth €850,000, he denied that it was a gift, Die Welt reports. He said that since the land could only be used for the construction of mosques it wasn’t an explicit gift to the two organisations. “There is a provision under certain conditions,” Mr. Zimmermann claimed.

    There are already plans being drawn up for the new mosques in Monheim, and the city has expressed a condition that the minarets may not be over 65 feet in height. Further stipulations include the limitation of use of the land meaning that without the consent from the city the Islamic associations may not transfer the land to another party.

    The Islamic groups must further sign an agreement that they do not allow extremist preachers who violate the German Constitution to speak at the mosques, though there is no mention of how this will be monitored. If the organisations fail to meet the requirements the land will be turned back over to the city.

    One of the organisations taking part in the deal is the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) who will be building their mosque in close proximity to both Catholic and Protestant churches. Mr. Zimmermann claims that the Islamic organisations have been “old friends” of the community since the 1980s.

    The move is likely focused on a new German government initiative to create German mosques that are not influenced by foreign countries like Saudi Arabia or Turkey who often subscribe to a more radical and traditional form of Islam.

    The two countries have been accused of funding radical preachers in mosques that they establish and financially support. One solution was proposed earlier this year to allow local mosques to tax their worshippers directly to avoid the need for foreign funding. So far the city of Monheim has said the organisations are funding construction of the mosques themselves.

    Mosque construction is a hot button issue in Germany and has been the subject of protest by multiple groups including the anti-mass migration party Alternative for Germany (AfD).

    AfD member Bjorn Hoecke, famous for daring to brandish a German flag on television, led a protest against the building of a mosque in Erfurt and has shown more enthusiasm for the anti-Islamisation organisation PEGIDA than AfD leader Frauke Petry.

    Similarly in Austria, the hipster-right Identitarian youth movement planned to protest the building of a mosque in Graz, but after information of their protest was leaked to police the group used the opportunity to scale the roof of the pro-migrant Green Party instead.

  8. ITALY – Record 13,000 migrants saved in a week

    ANSAmed) – Brussels, June 16 – EU border agency Frontex said Thursday that “at the end of May more than 13,000 people were saved in the central Mediterranean in a single week (May 20-27), the highest total ever recorded in the area”. Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri, who is planning to move crews and frontier guards from the Aegean, directed “an appeal to States to give Frontex more boats to give full support” to Italy. An increasing number of migrants is heading for Italy from North Africa after the closure of the Balkan Route through Greece.

    The number of migrants who landed in Italy in the first five months of the year was roughly in line with the same period in 2015, Frontex said. But in May some 19,000 arrived, more than double the total in April, because of the growing number of migrants from west Africa and the Horn of Africa, it said. For the second month in a row the number of people arriving in Italy from Libya and Egypt surpassed the arrivals in Greece, where thanks to an EU-Turkey deal the number fell to 1,500, 60% down.
    The EU-Turkey deal virtually shut down the Balkan Route through Greece. Many more migrants are expected from North Africa this summer despite fighting in Libya.

    Eurostat, meanwhile, said Thursday that the number of first-time asylum seekers applying for international protection in the European Union fell to 287,100 in the first quarter of 2016, down 33% on the 426,000 registered in the same period last year. Italy was second for the number of asylum seekers in the first quarter with 22,300, 8% of the total, well behind Germany with 175,000 first-time applicants in this period, 61%.
    Is Italy the new Greece? New trends in Europe’s migrant crisis

    In the three months since the EU-Turkey migrant pact came into force, the number of migrants arriving on Greek shores has dropped precipitously. But the number of migrants making the even more dangerous crossing to Italy has increased substantially.

    […]Italy has to brace itself for the potential arrival of over 800,000 migrants currently in Libya and waiting to cross the Mediterranean. While Rome could never cope with such a surge in migrant flows on its own, it still can—and must—plan for such an eventuality.

    VoA – Migrant Arrivals in Italy Soar as Dangers Increase in Libya

    • VoA – Refugee Boat Links Present-day Migration With the Past

      A new tour boat company in Amsterdam, called Lampedusa, is organizing unique tours through the Dutch city’s famous canals. With an actual boat used by refugees crossing the Mediterranean in 2014, a group of young people — many refugees themselves — tours the city telling tales of new and old migrants. Serginho Roosblad joined one of the tours and has more.

      • Yep, my family went to Amsterdam from Spain. Then some hopped the pond to what was then “New Amsterdam.”
        I owe them a debt of gratitude, no question about that.

  9. Turkish shells, coalition strikes kill 13 Islamic State members: sources
    U.S.-led coalition jets and Turkish artillery killed 13 Islamic State militants in Syria on Saturday, military sources said.

    The Turkish army fired howitzers at 32 targets in northern Syria to take out Islamic State weapon systems as the militants prepared to shell sites across the Turkish border, the sources told Reuters.

  10. A Turkish-German MP who has heavily criticised an Islamic group in the country claims that it is under the control of the Turkish government.
    German Integration Commissioner of the Federal Government, Aydan Özoguz, a Muslim, has claimed that the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) takes its marching orders from the government in Ankara.

    She made the claim after they refused to allow her to join them to break the Ramadan fast after sunset, the iftar meal, citing concerns for her safety. The move came after Bundestag President Norbert Lammert was invited by the organisation shortly beforehand reports Die Welt.

  11. A group of angry men in Istanbul vandalized a record store and beat up customers for having a listening party and drinking beer to celebrate the release of Radiohead’s new album in the Turkish capital during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
    Up to 20 men identified as radical Islamists used pipes and bottles as weapons, according to witnesses. The attackers also reportedly threatened to burn down the record store with all the people inside.

  12. A bus driver has been arrested over claims he verbally abused a young gay couple and barred them from his bus.
    The incident is alleged to have taken place on board a McGill’s bus in Glasgow on Friday 10 June.
    The driver is reported to have sworn and told the two 20-year-old male passengers that “people like you” should not be on the McGill’s bus.
    Police Scotland confirmed a 46-year-old man was arrested under a law that deals with homophobic offences.

  13. The Miskitu people (pop. 185,000) live in Muskitia, a rainforest region that stretches along the Central American Caribbean coast from Black River, Honduras to just south of Bluefields, Nicaragua. Two-thirds of Muskitia and the Miskitu people reside in Nicaragua. The Miskitu people in Nicaragua today are in a crisis situation. Armed mestizo colonists are attacking their communities, pillaging and confiscating their rainforest lands. This article is a cry for help.

  14. BEIRUT — At least seven people died in rebel shelling of a neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo held by the Kurdish YPG militia at dawn on Saturday, a monitoring group said, as rebels took territory to the south.

    More than 40 people were also wounded in the attack on the Sheikh Maqsoud area, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, a district next to the only way in and out of rebel-held parts of the northern city, the Castello road.

  15. U.S. backed Syrian forces fought their way to the western entrance of Manbij city for the first time since a major offensive to seize the last territory held by ultra-hardline militants on the Syria-Turkey border, a source in the Syrian group said on Saturday.

    The source from the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia and Arab fighters, told Reuters their troops were now almost two kilometers from the city center.

  16. German court justifies injunction on Böhmermann’s satirical Erdogan poem (DW, June 18, 2016)

    “A German court has issued a ruling justifying its decision to prohibit parts of Jan Böhmermann’s poem being repeated in public. The satirist prompted outrage from Ankara after harshly criticizing the Turkish leader.

    A Hamburg regional court published its justification on Friday for deciding that parts of Jan Böhmermann’s poem were included in an injunction, preventing public repetition of large parts of the poem.

    In its ruling last month, the court said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should not have to tolerate such repetition “in view of its abusive and libelous content.”

    The court said on Friday, however, that Böhmermann’s “libelous poem,” was “undoubtedly” a work of satire and art, adding that due to his prominent political position, Erdogan must be prepared to put up with strong criticism.

    Controversial lyrics

    Böhmermann made headlines earlier this year after his poem prompted the Turkish leader to sue him for defamation.

    The poem, which aired on March 31 on the weekly German satirical show “Neo Magazin Royal,” accused Erdogan of allowing abuse of Kurds and Christians, violence against women, and repression of minorities in Turkey.

    It also contained numerous sexual innuendos, including the implication that Erdogan had participated in sex with goats, sodomy, and had a child-porn habit.

    On the request of Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed German authorities to launch an investigation into Böhmermann, citing paragraph 103 of Germany’s penal code, which protects foreign heads of state from insult.

    Reality vs. satire

    The Hamburg court ruled on Friday that the “the non-prohibited parts of the poem, expressed harsh criticism of [Erdogan’s] policies,” and that in their over-exaggerated form, “goings-on taken from reality” could be assumed.

    As an example, the court referred to “the beating of female demonstrators on World Women’s Day by policemen wearing helmets and protective clothing,” for which Erdogan, as head of state was politically responsible.

    Bearing these events in mind, the court said that a line of the poem which reads, “He is the man who beats girls while wearing rubber masks” is a permissible form of satire.

    ‘Racist prejudices’

    Weighing up the balance between the protection of artistic freedom and Erdogan’s personal rights, the court ruled that in some parts, the Böhmermann overstepped the mark with “undoubtedly abusive and defamatory” lyrics.

    Justifying the injunction, the court said that some lines which were prohibited as they seized “directly upon existing prejudices” against Turks, which are considered racist.

    The court argued that this issue was particularly aggravated by the Böhmermann’s “deliberate” use of the term “Schweinefurz,” which translates as “pig fart.” In Islam, the pig is considered to be an unclean animal.

    Free speech debate

    In light of last month’s injunction, Böhmermann’s lawyer Christian Schertz said the court’s decision was wrong, “despite deeming the comments concerning the freedom of expression as admissible.”

    The case has sparked a fierce debate on free speech in Germany, as well as anger over Berlin’s decision to allow the investigation into Böhmermann allegedly breaching paragraph 103 of the penal code.

    Many critics have called for the abolition of the law. Following discussions in Berlin on Friday, however, the German government postponed any further decision on the matter.”

    • Free speech is under attack around the world and is rightly causing massive resistance as people who are use to being free to speak their minds resist having to censor their speech because of political correctness aka cultural Marxism.

  17. Three suspected Jihadist refugees arrested in Tyrol (thelocal, June 18, 2016)

    “Austrian police have arrested three asylum-seekers who allegedly fought with or helped rebel groups in Syria and Iraq that are classed by Vienna as “terrorist” organisations, officials said on Friday.

    There were no indications that the two Iraqis and one Syrian, arrested in refugee centres in the western state of Tyrol, were planning attacks in Europe, local police chief Helmut Tomac said.

    The 27-year-old Syrian is believed to have fought for Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, and killed 20 members of government forces, including prisoners, local official Peter Oehm said.

    All three arrived in Austria last year, part of the massive wave of migrants who travelled up from Greece through the Balkans into Austria and beyond, police said…”

  18. US and Allies expected to raise $15 billion for Afghan forces in NATO summit (khaama, June 18, 2016)

    “The United States and its allies are expected to raise $15 billion for the Afghan National Defense and Security (ANDSF) in the NATO summit scheduled for next month in Warsaw, it has been reported.

    The funds will be raised with an aim to fund ANDSF through 2020 as they face a resurgent Taliban following the full transfer of security responsibilities by the NATO-led coalition forces at the start of last year.

    The majority of the funds would be arranged by the United States that would include about $10 billion.

    Efforts to raise billions of Dollars more for the Afghan forces comes amid concerns regarding the massive waste of the funds in the past 15 years…”

  19. ISTANBUL – Police using tear gas in Istanbul against people protesting Friday attacks on Radiohead fans at listening party –

      • The short answer is not as long as they fight, in the long run they will win but they must fight.

        This is indeed a paradigm shift but the real question is to what?

        A shift to classical liberalism?

        A shift to slavery?

        A shift to a Dark Age while remaining free?

        Hopefully it won’t be one of the latter two but I very much fear that the third one is what the long term holds for us. I am saying this because of what I see in history and what is currently happening.

        The last Dark Age was brought about by the Emperor Justinian bankrupting Byzantium in his attempt to reunite the two Roman Empires. After he bankrupted Byzantium he increased the damage by raising taxes so much business was chocked off. This weakened Byzantium just as Islam was starting and prevented them from crushing the death cult before it became a threat.

        This dark age and WWIII has been building since the late 1970s when Carter weakened the US to the point that Iran could take over a US Embassy and no effective retaliation could be given.

        It was shoved back when Reagan was President by his retaliation for the Libyan bombing of the 747 that crashed in Scotland.

        And shoved back further when George H. W. went to war crushing the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Unfortunately he allowed Saudi and the US to set the goals of the war and we left Saddam in power and gave the fundamentalist Moslems the idea that we were militarily strong but morally weak and could be defeated.

        The Clintons came to power and started destroying the US military and spending on a massive scale running up the national debt. When the fundamentalists attacked the acts of war were treated as crimes and for the most part nothing was done to punish the attackers. The Dark Age advanced.

        George W. barely stopped Al Gore from stealing the 2000 election and pushed the Dark Age back some when he led the west to war after teh 9/11/01 attacks. He didn’t fight the war the way I would but he had crushed the Taliban and driven al Qaeda into hiding fearing what would happen when they were found.

        Now comes the major damage. Obama was elected on an anti-war ticket, he pulled most of the troops out of the middle east and announced when we would withdraw the rest. He then set about reducing the size of the US military to the point that some predator nations may think they can invade.
        His actions in the Middle East (in my opinion deliberately) created the Moslem Spring that destroyed almost all of the secular governments in the Islamic World and allowed the Moslem Brotherhood to create ISIS, possibly secretly funded by Obama and Hillary.

        These actions have placed the entire west in danger and has delayed any meaningful military action until a patriotic President can be elected.

        After the 2016 election (for the purposes of this analysis we will say Trump will be elected) there are several big questions that will determine if civilization is destroyed, if Europe is destroyed and if freedom will survive.

        1) Will there be a hard of soft landing in the financial/economic crisis caused by the socialist spending spree that has bankrupted the west? If the predictions of utter chaos (Lebanon in the 70s) for Europe this summer come true it will be a hard landing which will help spread the chaos around the world.

        2) Will the Soros employees who are protesting/rioting at the Trump rallies combine with the Soros funded Black Lives Matter movement and create major chaos in 2017 and further down the road?

        3) What will Russia do? Will Russia invade Turkey?

        4) What will China do?

        5) On a lesser scale what will India and Japan do?

        6) Will the Iranians rig things so their end times prophecies are fullfilled and they bring out their chosen Mahdi? Will Iran manage to establish a beachhead and corridor to the Med and reestablish the Persian Empire?

        Remember it is not a given that Europe and Civilization fall but the wrong answers to the above questions will say yes to one or both falling. Things are incredibly messed up (FUBAR big time) and this is making the future very hard to read.

        • 6) Will the Iranians rig things so their end times prophecies are fullfilled and they bring out their chosen Mahdi? Will Iran manage to establish a beachhead and corridor to the Med and reestablish the Persian Empire?

          If they do this how wide will be the nuclear exchange?

  20. Scientific proof the media is sexist – well, if you call ‘social science’ ‘science’:

    Though much progress has been made toward gender equality, news coverage of female politicians typically follows gendered lines that often disregards women’s competence in political affairs, a University of Texas at Arlington assistant communication professor has found.

  21. Heh!!!

    The shop owner is factually correct – but I am not holding my breath that the law will be applied to the media…

    A gun store owner in Alexandria, Virginia, is accusing CBS News of possibly committing a “straw purchase and procurement of a firearm under false pretenses,” which would constitute a federal crime.

    In an anti-gun segment intended to show how easy it is to purchase an AR-15 rifle, CBS reporter Paula Reid bought the firearm at SpecDive Tactical and then transferred the gun to a “federally licensed firearms dealer” just a few hours later.

    • The anti-gun left has been breaking the Federal gun laws with impunity since they started the big gun control push back in the 1960s, Getting one of them put in the pen for their gun crimes is a dream of the US gun world but we realize that this will probably never happen.

  22. NYT – Orlando Killings Rob Young New York Muslims of a Cherished Holiday Respite

    […]The frustration of defending Islam — and the right to be in this country — after another terrorist attack carried out in the name of the Islamic State.

    “I just don’t get it,” said Muhammad, a 17-year-old junior at Abraham Lincoln High School in Coney Island, Brooklyn, who immigrated from Pakistan with his family in 2014. “Islam is all about peace. In Ramadan, we don’t even curse. You’re not supposed to do anything bad.”

    […]Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was renewing his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

    […]Once populated largely by Scandinavian immigrants, as well as those of Italian and Irish heritage, Bay Ridge has been transformed like so much of New York. There are nine mosques in the area now,

    […]Muhammad and his family usually pray at home before going to the mosque for evening prayers. Then, often until early morning, he and Hassan engage in philosophical debates in the room they share, discussions about American values versus their Pakistani upbringing.

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