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  1. ‘They’ll LYNCH us!’ Church PLEADS with police for assistance in evicting migrants (express, Dec 30, 2016)

    “A CHRISTIAN priest has pleaded for help in evicting a group of migrants squatting in a nearby building – with the church warning “we can’t wait for them to come and lynch us”.

    They said the group of “North Africans” were chasing church-goers, scaring children and putting the area “under siege”.

    They also said a collection box at the church in Italy had been forced open – sparking a furious reaction from Father Francesco Inversini.

    He said the migrants, sheltering in a building near the church of Cristo Re in Milan were “free to do” anything.

    Father Inversini said in a letter to the police: “They are illegal, no one controls them, they are free to do what they please.”

    The church’s administrator, who only wanted to be identified as Tommasso for fear of reprisals, went further.

    He warned the migrants were part of an ongoing crime spree in the area – and claimed the church’s staff could be lynched if police do not do anything.

    Tommasso said: “I do not say my name because those guys can kill me, but here, parents and parishioners are angry.

    “They scare children and they chase people after they go to church to ask for money. We can’t live like that.

    “The peace in the neighbourhood is gone, we are under siege. They come and go, they have no documents, they bother people and they smash car windows.

    “We can’t wait for them to come and lynch us without letting authorities know what’s going on.

    “But we also have to take care of our poor people in Italy. I understand that the pastor asks for police intervention.”

    In response to criticisms of his letter, Father Inversini later added: “People are worried because they do not know what comes next. Recent events create suspicion and anxiety in the population…”

  2. Taxpayer’s money ‘helped to fund Anis Amri’s terror attack on Berlin Christmas market’ (express, Dec 31, 2016)

    “BERLIN Christmas market attacker Anis Amri used eight different aliases to collect welfare benefits in order to finance his horrific terror attack on the Berlin Christmas market which left 12 people dead, reports have claimed.

    Despite being shot dead in Italy just days after the attack, the Tunisian refugee is now under investigation for fraud after conning German authorities into handing over cash to fund his terror exploits.

    After travelling from Tunisia to Europe in 2011, he used up to eight different aliases and several different nationalities – at times even claiming to be from Egypt or Lebanon.

    Reports claim Amri carried several different false identity documents and used aliases to collect welfare in cities across Germany.

    Authorities also found Amri had used the internet to try and find a way of contacting Daesh, as well as looking up instructions on how to build bombs.

    Reports suggest Amri was known to German authorities months before he carried out the devastating attacks but they failed to act in time…”

  3. New BBC comedy ‘Real Housewives of ISIS’ mocks brainwashed jihadi brides with BIZARRE gags (express, Dec 31, 2016)

    “A DARING new BBC comedy pokes fun at the brides of Islamic State jihadis in a series of bizarre jokes.

    The mock-reality spoof, called The Real Housewives of ISIS, is part of political satire show Revolting, penned by Sussex university friends Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse.

    Mocking the vanity of reality stars in hit US show The Real Housewives of Orange County, the drama features jokes such as a hijab-wearing woman saying to the camera: “It’s only three days to the beheading and I’ve got nothing to wear.”

    In another scene, a jihadi bride tries on a suicide vest and asks a friend: “What do you think? Ahmed surprised me with it yesterday.”

    But another woman walks into the room wearing the same vest and says: “What a complete b****. She knew I had that jacket.”

    The show’s writers both defended their jokes, claiming it is important satire does not shy away from controversial subjects, with the show also featuring gags about abortion, the NHS budget and drones.

    Prowse said: “It’s important not to pull your punches in satire. You have to be fearless or it undermines your credibility.

    “You can’t go after David Cameron for five years like we did and not go after Islamic State.”

    And Rubinstein added: “It’s about people who are vulnerable to these kind of approaches. We’ve had the “White Widow”, so this is actually happening to women here.”

    The show is inspired by the experience of Western women who have fallen for jihadis such as Irish national Samantha Lewthwaite, who became known as the White Widow after her husband blew himself up in the 7/7 bombings.

    Lewthwaite was born in Northern Ireland in 1983 but converted to Islam for her terrorist bomber husband Garmaine Lindsay, who is accused of causing the deaths of more than 400 people.

    Originally from County Down, Northern Ireland, Lewthwaite is one of the West’s most wanted terror suspects and is believed to have joined jihadi groups in East Africa to coordinate an attack on a shopping mall in Kenya in 2013.”

  4. Twin bomb at Baghdad market kills at least 28 people in suspected terror attack (express, Dec 31, 2016)

    “A TWIN bomb blast in Baghdad has killed at least 28 people and injured more than 50 people in a suspected terror attack.

    Police and medics said 54 people were injured in the explosion, which killed at least 28 people at a busy market in central Baghdad, Iraq.

    The blast is said to have occured in the Iraqi capital at the Sinak Market in the Al-Rasheed district.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but Islamic State regularly targets civilians in the Iraqi capital…”

  5. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is ALIVE and leading terror group, Pentagon says (express, Dec 31, 2016)

    “ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive and orchestrating the moves of the terror group, the Pentagon has claimed – despite reports earlier this year which said he had been killed in combat.

    After London-based activist group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights suggested senior ISIS figures had met to appoint a new leader, rumours circulated that al-Baghdadi had been killed in what would have been a huge blow to the twisted terror cell.

    However, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told CNN that US security officials “do think Baghdadi is alive and is still leading” the jihadist group.

    Mr Cook said: “We are obviously doing everything we can to track his movements.

    “If we get the opportunity, we certainly would take advantage of any opportunity to deliver him the justice he deserves.”

    After months of no signs of the tyrannical leader, US officials confirmed they have become aware of some of Baghdadi’s movements in the last few weeks…”

  6. ‘EU starting to resemble old Soviet Union with its IMPOSED rules and values’ (express, Dec 31, 2016)

    “THE EUROPEAN Union is starting to take on the hated traits of the old Soviet Union, according to a controversial advertising guru currently splitting opinion in Germany and Switzerland.

    Advertising guru Alexander Segert said the EU elite were operating like the old Soviet politburo imposing centralized one-size-fits-all rules and values on everyone in the community.

    He added: “They are trying to bring different mentalities and cultures under one roof and level them. And people don’t like that.”

    Segert is a deeply divisive figure who has produced some of the most jaw-dropping political and anti-migrant ad campaigns seen in Switzerland in decades – yet the former journalist insists he has a vital role to play in current politics.

    Mr Segert was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany but moved to Switzerland after what he called an “EU shift towards centralism”.

    The leader of Swiss ad agency Goal AG has been labelled a fascist, a nazi and a perpetrator of hate.

    Yet the man behind the controversial campaigns insists the EU has begun to resemble the Soviet Union – a place where there is no room for alternative opinion.

    Mr Segert rose to unlikely fame when he signed a poster for a debate in Switzerland over whether foreigners convicted of serious crime should face deportation.

    He designed a poster which showed a fluffy white sheep kicking a black sheep off the Swiss flag.

    The image spread like wildfire and was adopted by the neo-Nazi NPD in Germany.

    Amidst an attempt to sue them for copyright Mr Segert also hailed the success of the ad which he said clearly reached an audience waiting for someone to speak out to them.

    Despite huge criticism of his work Mr Segert insists he brings out political debate getting people “red in the face” about politics, instead of ignoring debate.

    He said: “The most controversial campaigns we did for SVP led to much bigger voter turnout.

    “When your opponent hasn’t any good argument, they always wheel out the accusation of fascism.

    “It just shows how helpless they are.

    “We can’t manufacture these fears – they are already there.”

    Now, as Angela Merkel looks down the barrel off possible defeat in the German general election, in the wake of migrant crime in her country, Mr Segert is also thinking about the future of his home nation.

    Preparing for his move into the German political sphere Mr Segert has already designed and distributed free newspapers across the country.

    The handouts were stuffed with cartoons and messages about refugees, highly offensive and drawing on fears of the Germans, with one overall message telling them they must vote AfD.

    Mr Segert has designed work for ultra conservative Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and the Austrian Freedom party (FPO).

    Right wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) has denied working with Mr Segert, and he has kept quiet about affiliation, yet the newspapers he handed out were in support of the group.

    Speaking out about branching out into Germany, Mr Segert said: “Merkel opened the floodgates.

    “And now it’s the dominant theme.”

    While he claims Merkel’s allies in Europe have criticised his work, and the work of anyone who dares speak out, over fears their rhetoric will be successfully challenged.

    Political communication must address the issue, claims Segert.

    And his previous campaigns have been uncompromising.

    One campaign featured ‘soon to be Swiss’ characters Ivan S -rapist, Faruk B – murderer, and Ismir K – benefits cheat.

    Peers in the advertising industry have heavily criticised his tactics, but have each conceded, they are highly effective in rousing debate.

    In Austria Mr Segert was charged with incitement over a computer game he designed for the FPO which allowed players to hit mosques on screen.

    In 2011 he was acquitted yet the same year his car was set ablaze outside his home by an extreme left-wing group.”

    • Well Duh, the Soviet Politburo and the new EU version all all Marxists and hard alt left Marxists they are all trying to forced everyone into the mold they think will give the Politburo the most power.

      The Soviet Union lasted over 70 years may the EU die much quicker.

        • That is about what you would call it, a prayer.

          Just off the top of my head WWII started about 20 years after the Soviet Union was formed (more or less).

          WWIII is going Kinetic about 20 yeast after the EU was started (more or less).

          Coincidence or plan?

      • The Soviet Union lasted over 70 years may the EU die much quicker.

        Although the EU is economically more robust than Soviet Russia ever was, it is far less stable, as Britain recently made rather clear. Thank goodness there are no provisions for the use of military force to impose the union, such as there was in the USSR.

        Also, the rot of corruption is so pervasive throughout the EU—in the form of unfunded liabilities for social benefits and government pensions—that its ability to stay afloat for even another decade is in serious doubt. The Soviet Union was more (theoretically) “stable” because hyper-corruption was confined to its elite echelons.

        The bailout of Greece’s fantasy economy was onerous enough to where France and (especially) Germany are unlikely to open their coffers another time so that more of the PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece & Spain) can feed at the trough.

        With Britain out of the loop, all it would take is for Germany or France to pull the plug and the EU will flat-line on the spot. The lesson of a common currency will be hard-learned by a gaggle of nations so dependent upon tourism. For a macro-view of this, just examine recent attempts to create an alternative reserve currency. With the euro wobbling rather badly and China’s yuan swirling in the porcelain receptacle, even the heavily debased dollar still remains one of the world’s premier investment shelters.

          • Then there’s the slight irony of tourism-dependent Europe flooding itself with violent, misogynistic, Iron Age barbarians whose self-appointed Job #1 is destroying the Disneyesque white-bread atmosphere that made The Continent one of this world’s premier tourist destinations.

            Words cannot adequately express how glad I am to have traveled through Europe in the 90s and 00s. It is a visceral wrench to see places like Copenhagen, Berlin, Dresden, Bautzen, Austria, Poland, and France all being dragged into Islam’s withering embrace.

            One significant measure of the worth of any ensuing Po-Mo European governments will be how aggressively they pursue and prosecute this current batch of viciously anti-Western social engineers. Anything short of executions and life imprisonments shall represent a damning failure of will.

            Much as with how Soviet-era criminals were allowed to serenely shrug out of their military uniforms and don business suits, if the EU’s gang of Communist apparatchiks are allowed to fade back into the bureaucratic woodwork without repercussions, then all we can expect is the same “old-wine-in-a-new-bottle” reemergence of yet another sociopolitical mafia.

            The penalty for allowing that to happen should be agonizing, just for starters.

  7. UK on RED ALERT: NYE terror threat sparks HUGE security operations (express, Dec 31, 2016)

    “THE UK is on red alert as police forces across the continent prepare to cope with heightened terror alerts on New Year’s Eve.

    Armed police will travel on the London Underground for the first time ever in an attempt to combat a festive terror attack, this evening.

    At the same time concrete barriers will be in place in major cities to protect crowds in the event of an attempt at a Nice or Berlin-style attack in which a lorry was driven into crowds.

    In central London armed police will watch over a crowd of 100,000 people gathered to bring in 2017.

    A record number of armed police will patrol the streets, while a ring of barriers will block roads leading to the city centre’s celebrations.

    Greater Manchester Police are also preparing for a major ‘crowd protection’ operation in the city.

    Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Phil Langworthy said 3,000 officers will patrol the streets in London.

    He told the BBC there would be a search operation in progress.

    In Scotland Divisional commander Chief Superintendent Kenny MacDonald said there will be a “very visible police presence” at the Edinburgh Hogmanay street party…”

  8. Kill, abduct and detonate bombs, defiant Boko Haram leader urges fighters (belfasttelegraph, Dec 31, 2016)

    “Boko Haram’s leader has urged his fighters to “kill, slaughter and abduct … and detonate bombs everywhere” in a new video which denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed…”

  9. Roadside bomb kills policeman, soldier in Egypt (memo, Dec 31, 2016)

    “A police officer and a soldier were killed by a roadside bomb in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula today, security sources said.

    The bomb was detonated remotely when the victims’ armoured vehicle passed by during a security operation, the sources said.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but an insurgency in the Sinai has gained pace since the military toppled President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, orchestrated by current President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, then defence minister…”

  10. China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan: sources

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military has become alarmed by what it sees as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s support of Taiwan and is considering strong measures to prevent the island from moving toward independence, sources with ties to senior military officers said.

    Three sources said one possibility being considered was conducting war games near the self-ruled island that China considers as a breakaway province. Another was a series of economic measures to cripple Taiwan.

    It was not clear whether any decisions had been taken, but the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Taiwan issue had become a hot topic within the upper echelons of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in recent weeks.

    Trump, due to take office on Jan 20, angered Beijing this month by speaking to Taiwan’s president by telephone, breaking decades of precedent and casting doubt on his incoming administration’s commitment to Beijing’s “one China” policy. Beijing fears this could embolden supporters of independence in Taiwan.

    “If Trump challenges ‘one China’ after becoming president, this would cross our red line,” said another source, who has ties to China’s leadership.

    China’s defense ministry declined to comment. An official at the ministry’s news department said China’s position was clearly laid out in the 2005 Anti-Secession Law, which authorizes the use of force against Taiwan in the event China judges it to have seceded.

    • It is only Taiwan’s foolish investment in Communist China that has created substantial vulnerability. The Taiwanese I talked with during my visit called it, “feeding the tiger with your own flesh”. While the financial prospects were enticing, few go to bed with Communist China and do not regret it in the morning. Both Taiwan and South Korea would do well to begin withdrawing their investments in order to avoid being caught in what many expect will prove to be the greatest financial bubble in history.

  11. California Licensed 800,000 Illegals, Now Automatically Registers Drivers to Vote

    (Breitbart) Over the last two years, the Golden State has licensed over 800,000 illegal aliens to drive, and as the new motor voter law AB 1461 goes into effect in 2017, anti-Trump lawmakers are vowing to fight the Trump administration on attempts to enforce immigration law.

    AB 60 went into effect on January 1, 2015, inviting well over a million illegal aliens in California to apply for driver licenses with lawmaker promises that their non-citizen status would not be shared with immigration authorities.

    With the law about to hit the two-year mark, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that 806,000 illegal aliens have been granted driver licenses, according to the Bay Area’s Mercury News. 14,000 of those licenses were issued in November of this year.

    In 2017, new motor voter law AB 1461 will go into effect, automatically registering most licensed California drivers to vote. As the Mercury News points out, concerns have been raised about the crossover of AB60 illegal alien licensees being illegally registered to vote as a result. Some lawmakers have claimed there are safeguards against such a case.

    In light of President-elect Donald Trump’s promises to secure the border and enforce immigration laws, illegal aliens and California legislators have already begun working on contingency plans.

  12. Romania: 48 Muslims discovered in truck carrying chocolate

    Romanian border guards have discovered 48 Iraqi citizens hidden away in a truck that officially was transporting boxes of chocolate.

    Border police at the Danube port of Giurgiu on the Romanian-Bulgarian border said they discovered 22 men, 9 women and 17 minors including a young infant on Thursday evening after checks on the truck revealed a high level of carbon dioxide, a gas that humans exhale.

    A statement from Romania’s border police Saturday said the truck was driven by a Bulgarian man. Papers showed it was transporting boxes of Bulgarian chocolate to Hungary.

    Migrants told police they wanted to reach Hungary. The driver said he was unaware of the people in the back of his truck.

    Bulgarian police are questioning the driver and the migrants.

  13. Germany: Merkel sees ‘Islamist terrorism’ as greatest threat to Germany

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a New Year’s address to the nation, from Berlin, released by ARD on Saturday.

    SOT, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor (Germany): “Dear citizens, 2016 has been a year of difficult tests. I would like to speak about this with you tonight, but I would also like to speak about why I am, above all, hopeful for Germany and why I am convinced of the strength of our country and our people. The most challenging test, without a doubt, was Islamist terrorism, that has also infected Germany for many years now. 2016 saw attacks in the heart of our country, in Wuerzburg, in Ansbach, and – only a few days ago – in a Christmas market here in the memorial church, in Berlin. And, yes, it is particularly bitter and sickening, if terror attacks are committed by people who were supposedly searching for protection in our country. Who have certainly experienced the helpfulness in our country and who, with these attacks, mock that [helpfulness]. Just as they mock those who genuinely need and have earned our protection. So what is this optimism that I speak to you about; optimism among deep grief, and the dead and the wounded? I mean, as you can feel here in Berlin and in many German cities in these difficult days, in the comfort we can give and receive. And in a strong determination, to combat the world of the terrorists’ hate with our humanity and solidarity. What we are pursuing in our lives and in our work, we are telling these terrorists, ‘You are murders, full of hate. But how we live, and how we want to live, that is not determined by you. We are free, humane [and] open.'”

  14. Britain’s Little Lies

    by Douglas Murray
    December 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

    On December 12, the Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, gave a fulsome speech to the annual Conservative Friends of Israel lunch. Before a roomful of 800 pro-Israel Conservative MPs and party supporters, she lavished praise on the Jewish state. She praised Israel’s achievements and castigated its enemies. She said that Britain would be marking the centenary of the Balfour declaration “with pride.” She also stressed that cooperation and friendship between Britain and Israel was not just for the good of those two countries, but “for the good of the world.”

    For many of the people listening in the room, there were just two discordant notes. The first was related to the focus on anti-Semitism in May’s speech. As she used the opportunity rightly to lambaste the Labour party for its anti-Semitism problem, she extended the reach of her own claims for herself. While boasting of her success as Home Secretary in keeping out the prominent French anti-Semite Dieudonné and finally deporting the Salafist cleric Abu Qatada al-Filistini back to his native Jordan, she also used the opportunity to congratulate herself for banning Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and Pastor Terry Jones from coming to the UK. “Islamophobia comes from the same wellspring of hatred” as anti-Semitism, she explained.

    This is a serious category error for a Prime Minister to make. It puts critics of a religion, such as Geller and Spencer, on the same plane as people wanted for terrorism (Qatada). It blurs the line between speech and action, and mixes people who call for violence with those who do not. The comparison also fails to follow the consequences of its logic to its own illogical conclusion. The comparison fails to recognise that anyone who objects to Islamic anti-Semitism is immediately known as an “Islamophobe.” Therefore, someone hoping to come to Britain would have to accept being attacked by Muslim extremists for fear of being banned from entering the UK. These are serious and basic misunderstandings for a Prime Minister to propagate.

  15. New Yorker: Obama Out to Sabotage Trump’s Israel Policy
    December 30, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield

    New Yorker editor David Remnick is a shameless Obama hack. He also despises Israel.

    The White House has a long history of routing its spin through people like that. But the spin itself can be revealing. Here’s what Remnick is spinning about Obama’s new war on the Jewish State.

    For at least two years, President Obama, frustrated by Netanyahu and by failed attempts to make serious progress on the Palestinian question, has been considering the question of legacy. Pressed by Kerry, who has shown an almost quixotic desire to press the Israelis, Obama considered laying out a framework of any future peace.

    Two things.

    1. Pressed by…. desire to press. Really? Just because Remnick is a hack doesn’t mean he has to write like one.

    2. There’s a backdoor admission, as usual, that Israel is right about Obama being behind the UN resolution. And that Obama Inc. is lying.

  16. SPAIN – Valencia region to force public schools to adapt to transsexual students

    Government will guarantee children’s right to dress as they choose and use the bathrooms they want

    The regional government of Valencia has announced it will oblige state schools to grant transsexual minors access to bathrooms and changing rooms corresponding to their chosen gender, rather than that they were born with. The education department will also require primary schools to record in their administrative documents the gender chosen by transsexual or intergender students, as well as to respect their physical image and their choice of clothing.

    The measures are part of legislation passed in the region several months ago on gender identity that came in to force today. The government of the eastern region is currently led by a coalition between the Valencian Socialist Party (PSPV) and local party Compromís, which promotes progressive and environmental policies.

    The measures will be introduced in public education centers and will be optional for all other schools in the region.

    The aim of the law is to “depathologize” transsexuality – i.e. to consider it simply another expression of human diversity and not a disorder, as well as guaranteeing a program for the inclusion of transsexuals, which will protect minors. The law will regulate the rights of transsexuals in the areas of education, social issues and local government.

    The regional education chief, Vicent Marzà, explained that Valencia “wants to become an area of inclusion in which all citizens can develop their identity freely and without hindrance.” As such, “the joint efforts of all of the education community are needed to recognize and value diversity.”

    The administrative documents of the child in question will be changed to reflect the name and gender with which they identify, at the written request of the family or legal guardian. The official documents of the child, however, will not be altered until a name change has been registered with the Civil Registry and the relevant paperwork is presented to the school.

    Access will be guaranteed to washrooms and changing rooms that correspond to the gender chosen by the student in question, while all measures that are deemed necessary will be taken in order to guarantee respect toward transsexuals, as well as equal treatment.

    The education department will promote coordination procedures in order to detect, prevent and intervene in situations where a student is deemed vulnerable.

    SPAIN – Basque court allows name change for transgender four-year-old

    Child is youngest person in Spain to be allowed to alter official records based on sexual identity

    A court in the Basque Country has allowed a name change for a four-year-old child who was born a boy but who feels like a girl and wants to be addressed as such.

    Officially registered at birth as Luken, the child’s name will now be changed to Lucía.

    Everyone in the small village of Asteasu (in Gipuzkoa province), had already been calling the child Lucía, even at school.

    […]The judge based his decision on the need to “adjust Luken’s social reality to his reality on the records,” and also on the fact that there is a medical report certifying that the minor suffers from gender identity disorder.

    […]“Lucia was erroneously given a boy’s name based on her genitals, but as soon as she was able to express herself, she began manifesting that she was a girl,” reads the statement.

    • 45 thngs the communist had to do to conquer the US

      25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

      26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

      27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

      41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

        • Jew hatred is spreading around the world, plus the fact that Europe is turning into Lebanon in the 1970s. While I am expecting a war in North America it shouldn’t get as bad as Europe is going to.

          • 1) After Spain attacked Israel!

            2) Things must be real bad in other locations if they are looking to Spain as a safe haven.

            • No, the Sephardim to whom this offer has been extended aren’t looking for safe havens. The terms narrow the target population to people with family records that go back as far as 1000 years. Knowledge of Ladino, blood-kin relationships to established lineages all documented.

              That implies generations of record-keepers, an aristocracy. Wherever they live now, there’s likely to be money or ‘memory of money’ – those who survived the Holocaust lost fortunes, but they remember who they are and where they’re from. Their grandchildren sing Ladino lullabies.

              Spanish visionaries anticipating “repatriated” fortunes will be disappointed. The real numbers don’t come close to those projected. Most Sephardim melted into the overwhelming Ashkenazi (European) and Mizrahi (Arab) Jewish populations.

              Eligible Latin Americans and Israelis might’ve gotten a kick out of the idea, but Jew-hate in today’s Spain is just too flagrant. While the literal sambenito may have gone out of style [for now], the media coverage of the Jew among nations reeks of brimstone and sulphur.

  17. Alienated Allies: UK, Israel, Australia, Egypt Break With Obama
    December 30, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield

    There’s a saying. Remember all the people you step over on the way up. They’re going to be stepping on you on the way down.

    Obama alienated traditional allies in favor of enemies. Then he decided to pick a fight with Israel on the way out. Except that some of America’s closest allies, the ones he had been the most determined to alienate from the start, including Israel, decided that they weren’t going to put up with it anymore from a lame duck weasel.

    Netanyahu struck back and he struck back hard.

    Obama Inc. was not expecting that. Israel’s policy had been to strive for bipartisanship. To keep things outwardly friendly no matter who was in office. And to say nothing bad about Obama. And Obama had counted on that civility over the years to pull assorted dirty tricks on Israel from espionage on behalf of Iran to attempts to force Netanyahu out of office.

    And then, with Trump as the winner, much of the Jewish liberal leadership backing Keith Ellison and refusing to do the right thing on Iran, the dam broke.

    But Obama’s people thought it would strictly be a fight between Israel and Obama. And his powerful media corps of admirers. Not to mention the rest of the world.

    • much of the Jewish liberal leadership backing Keith Ellison

      When will Liberal Jews realize that this sort of (self)destructive behavior rightfully drives a lot of Western Antisemitism? It makes it all too easy to believe that Liberal Jews intend to so thoroughly divide Western civilization against itself as a way of assuring that there never be another Holocaust. It is beyond ridiculous to think that empowering Muslims like Keith Ellison will not result in both Islamic persecution and an eventual backlash by those who are being disenfranchised by this divisiveness.

      Once again it’s that old axiom about being very careful what you wish for…

      • I suspect Dan has also given up on them. He’s orthodox.
        We know the hard left too well: his family – like mine – worked for years on behalf of the refuseniks of the USSR.
        As opposed to, for example, Bernie Sanders. He took his wife to the Soviet Union on his honeymoon.

  18. Man of the Year: Chief Trump Strategist Stephen K. Bannon
    A tribute to an unsung hero.
    December 30, 2016
    David Horowitz and Matthew Vadum

    TIME magazine named Donald Trump “Person of the Year” for 2016, and we could have done the same. But this would have been to over-simplify a victory that millions of Americans believe has brought this nation back from the brink of destruction, and has done so against what seemed impossible odds. In the just completed election campaign, a vicious partisan press substituted character assassination for reporting and joined malicious Democrats in demonizing Trump and his supporters as racists, sexists, Islamophobes, xenophobes and religious bigots, while dismissing the candidate as “unfit to sit in the White House.”

    From the outset Trump distinguished himself as a self-confident warrior who refused to be “politically correct.” Trump won the primaries and eventually the election because, unlike Republicans before him, he refused to be intimidated by leftist witch-hunters and their reputation-burning attacks.

    But Trump’s very fearlessness, self-confidence and disregard for progressive bigotry – his indisputable strengths – came with a downside that threatened to undo him. Even as he responded to the defamation from whatever quarter it came, his campaign message was pushed into the background until it was in danger of being altogether lost. Questions began to be raised and not only by opponents. Could Trump be presidential? Could he stick to a winning message? Lackluster polling numbers sparked a panic among feckless Republicans who began demanding that Trump be replaced as the nominee. Even in the camp of the faithful, supporters began to wonder if their candidate was too thin-skinned and undisciplined to win, and – equally important – whether such a strong-willed individual could listen to a voice that was not his own. Could he ever trust and then avail himself of a counselor, who would focus his message and keep him on course?

  19. Housing Units and Double Standards
    Where is Obama’s outrage about the Palestinians building 15,000 illegal housing units?
    December 30, 2016
    Joseph Puder

    The Obama Administrations unprecedented vote to abstain rather than cast the traditional veto on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2334, was, in the words of Professor Alan Dershowitz, “nasty” and referring to Obama as pulling a “bait and switch.” In a Fox-News interview, Dershowitz related that President Obama called him to ask for his support. Obama, Dershowitz recalled, said, “I will always have Israel’s back.” Dershowitz added, he indeed “stabbed” Israel in the back. The Obama administration rejection of the traditional U.S. policy toward Israel has to do with a personal vendetta against Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, and anger over the election of Donald Trump as president. There is moreover, a double-standard vis-à-vis housing in the territories.

    UNSC Resolution 2334 is a non-binding document and deals with Israeli settlements in “Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem.” The resolution states that Israel’s settlement activity constitutes “flagrant violation” of International law that has “no legal validity,” and demands that Israel stop such activity and fulfill its obligation as an “occupying power” under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

    The December 23, 2016 UNSC resolution obfuscates history and reality. It is reminiscent of the notorious 1975 UN Resolution that equated Zionism (Israel national liberation movement) with racism, this time with the Obama administration’s collusion, albeit, without naming it Zionism. The very term “Palestinian territories occupied since 1967,” is outrageously false. Israel did not take “Palestinian territory in 1967, it took Jordanian territory, which the Jordanian Arab Legion illegally occupied in 1948. Israel won Judea and Samaria (West Bank) in a defensive war, after being attacked by Jordan. There was never a state of Palestine, nor Palestinian territories. What might have been “Palestinian territories” was rejected by Arab-Palestinians in 1947 during the UN vote on the Partition of (British) Mandatory Palestine. The Palestinian-Arabs, unlike Jewish-Palestinians, rejected the partition, choosing instead to annihilate the nascent Jewish state.

  20. 98.8% of Obama’s 2016 Syrian “Refugees” are Muslim
    December 30, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield

    Ivory Soap likes to claim that it’s 99.9% pure. Obama strives for a similar level of “purity” in the Nazi sense when bringing Syrians to this country. His people have very consistently done their best to make sure that no actual refugees, that is non-Muslims like Christians and Yazidis, who are actually being persecuted in this brutal Muslim civil war, make it through to America.

    How successful was he in 2016? Hitler would be proud of Barack.He achieved an almost Ivory soap level of purity.

    In its last full month in office, the Obama administration has admitted 1,307 more Syrian refugees – pushing the 2016 calendar year total to 15,479, a 606.1 percent increase from the numbers resettled in the U.S. in 2015.

    Of the 15,479 Syrian refugees admitted by the end of Thursday:

    –15,302 (98.8 percent) are Muslims – 15,134 Sunnis, 29 Shi’a, and 139 other Muslims

    –125 (0.8 percent) are Christians – 32 Catholics, 32 Orthodox, five Protestants, four Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 52 refugees described only as “Christian” in State Department Refugee Processing Center data

    You can’t keep all the Christians out, but you can make sure that out of the huge numbers of displaced Christians, 210,000 in Aleppo alone, only 125 will make it in.

  21. Britain and Australia more supportive of Israel than Obama and Kerry

    by Alan M. Dershowitz
    December 31, 2016 at 10:00 am

    When the British Prime minster and the Australians foreign minister both criticize the Obama administration for being unfair to Israel, you can be sure that something is very wrong with what President Obama and Secretary Kerry have been doing. This is what Theresa May said:

    “We do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally. [W]e are also clear that the settlements are far from the only problem in this conflict. In particular, the people of Israel deserve to live free from the threat of terrorism, with which they have had to cope for too long.”2

    This is what Julie Bishop, the foreign minister of Australia, said in explaining why Australia would not have voted for the U.N. Security Council resolution:

    “In voting at the UN, the [Australian] Coalition government has consistently not supported one-­?sided resolutions targeting Israel.”

    And these are only the public criticisms. In private several other countries have expressed dismay at the problems caused by the last minute moves of the lame duck Obama administration.

    Initially, the New York Times failed to report these important international developments,

    presumably because they disagree with them. Only after other media featured the British and Australian criticism did they decide to cover it. They did immediately report that the Jewish community – both in the United States and Israel – is divided between right-­?wing Jews who oppose the Obama administration’s moves and liberal Jews who support them.3 This is simply fake news: Israel is not divided over the Security Council’s resolution and the Kerry speech. All Israeli leaders and the vast majority of its citizens opposed these developments. This is true even of the Israeli leftists and centrists who are critical of Israel’s settlement policies. The same is true with regard to American Jews, despite the New York Times reporting to the contrary. Many liberal Jews and non-­?

  22. The Plans of the Anti-Fascist Left


    by Morgan Mayhew

    A new breed of leftist is being developed to counter the coming presidency of Donald J. Trump.

    Calling themselves the “Anti-Fascist Left” they are bold, ugly and organized.

    These are the same people who protested in Chicago, Oakland and in Arizona. They’re Black Lives Matter, Occupy and disruptive college liberals rolled into one but guided by liberal intellectuals who are attempting to lead the fray.

    They’re first action for the Trump administration will coincide with the billionaire’s first day in office. They’re calling it “J20” and it’s a general strike combined with a protest with a heavy dose of anarchism.

    One of the first to call for the general strike was Kshama Sawant. Sawant sits on the Seattle City Council and is a self-described socialist.

    Her and her partner will refrain from working or shopping on January 20th because “General strikes scare the hell out of the oligarchy, because it is the joining together as one of the working people of this country, an act that threatens wealth of the wealthy, ruling class, and thus tends to get attention of the affluent and puts in jeopardy their wealth privilege.”

    Sawant assumes that she and her socialist friends spend enough to be noticeably absent from the economy on January 20th.

    But her call to essentially do nothing, has excited the anti-fascist activist community that is planning to descend on Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, wearing black and carrying red flags.

    The protesters will likely be met by at least 15,000 Trump supporters who will be rolling in to town under the “Bikers for Trump” banner.

    The pro-Trump group was initially told there was no space for their permit available until the organizer, Chris Cox, told the Park Service, they’ll be coming to town anyway and they can either be given a spot or they’ll be happy to “mingle” with the anarchists and disruptors from Black Lives Matter.

    The Park Service allowed them to submit an application for their event.

    Note that on January 20, 2001, the new group, Democratic Underground, was organized to protest the swearing in of George W. Bush.

    Aside from a small blip on the parade route, the group went unnoticed.

  23. Austria: Police give away thousands of pocket alarms to prevent sexual abuse on NYE

    Austrian police gave away thousands of pocket alarms in Vienna on Saturday, as the city ramps up security following the sexual assaults that swept Cologne on New Year’s Eve last year.

    Police spokesperson Paul Eidenberger explained that the alarm is meant for women “so that possible danger situations can be cleared at the beginning.” He added that “Of course it is not coincidence that we are doing this on New Year’s Eve. [This is] Because of what happened last year on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, the abuse, the sexual-abuse.”

    Last year, Cologne police received hundreds of complaints following New Year’s Eve celebrations, over acts of anti-social behaviour, to theft and sexual assault, resulting in 267 investigations against 333 suspects.

  24. Germany: Cologne police on alert ahead of NYE celebrations

    Security was tight in Cologne ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, Saturday, in response to the Berlin Christmas market attack, as well as the large number of sexual assault cases that occurred in the western German city last year on December 31, 2016.

    Police presence was bolstered to 1,500 officers, with an increased presence inside the Cologne main station. Fireworks were banned from the area around Cologne’s Cathedral and visitors had their bags searched by security guards before entering the area.

    • Germany: Security high in Berlin as German capital gears up for NYE

      As Berliners and tourist gathered at Brandenburg Gate on Saturday for New Year’s Eve celebrations, Saturday, tight security measures were being enforced, following the recent attack at the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in the west of the German capital.

      Concrete barriers blocking off the area and security checks at the entrance to the festival area have been deployed. Police presence was also high, with a supposed 1,700 strong force of officers, some with machine guns. One German visitor commented on the measures stating: “I think the security is good again, I feel safe.”

    • Imagine if the polizei spent the same amount of money tracking down and apprehending immigrant criminals instead of restricting citizen rights on one single evening. Perish the effing thought!!!

  25. Egypt court sentences 104 Morsi supporters to prison over 2013 violence (ahram, Dec 31, 2016)–Morsi-supporters-to-prison-.aspx

    “Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Saturday 77 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to 10 years in prison and 27 others to seven years in their retrial over charges of murder and rioting.
    The defendants were originally sentenced in May 2014 but they appealed the court decision and the Court of Cassation ordered a retrial.

    The 104 were arrested in July 2013 following a protest in Cairo’s Al-Zaher district, after the ouster of Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, following mass protests.

    They were charged with attempted murder, inciting murder, threatening violence, and sabotaging private and public property.

    The protests led to the killing of Ahmed Salah El-Bassiouny, for which the defendants were accused of murder.

    The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organisation by Egypt’s government in late 2013.”

  26. Gunmen shoot dead Bangladesh lawmaker (ahram, Dec 31, 2016)

    “Gunmen shot dead a Bangladeshi ruling party lawmaker on Saturday, police said, more than a year after he was arrested for allegedly shooting and seriously injuring a nine-year-old boy.

    Up to three attackers were involved in the killing of 48-year-old Manjurul Islam Liton in his village home in his constituency in the northern district of Gaibandha, deputy police chief Robiul Islam told AFP.

    “They fired at him three times, but two bullets hit him near his chest. He died after being taken to a hospital in the (northern city of) Rangpur,” Islam said.

    The assailants escaped and police have no clue about the motive, he added…”

  27. Turkey is in new war of liberation: President Erdo?an (hurriyetdailynews, Dec 31, 2016)

    “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said that Turkey is in “a new war of liberation,” as he commented on events that unfolded in Turkey in 2016.

    “Turkey has been waging a new war of liberation in the recent years,” President Erdo?an said in his New Year’s speech on Dec. 31, adding that Turkey is under “a major attack.”

    “Our national unity, our territorial integrity, our institutions, economy, foreign policy, in short all of our elements that keep us standing as a state are under a major attack,” he also said.

    Saying that many of the Turkish security forces and citizens lost their lives in attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), President Erdo?an noted that Turkey is entering the new year with “new hopes and expectations.”

    “Not only our country, but also our region and the world is going through the pains of entering a new era. If we get over this transition period in a strong way, if we can continue moving towards our ambitions, a bright future expects us,” he said.

    Erdo?an also mentioned the July 15 failed coup attempt in his speech, which is widely believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).

    “The July 15 coup attempt, without a doubt, marked the lowest terrorist act and an invasion attempt of the history of our Republic. Turkey, with its 79 million citizens, managed to turn this disaster to a new beginning and a new resistance with its firm stance against the coup attempt,” he added.

    During his speech, Erdo?an said that the struggle against the Gülenist network is a long one which requires “absolute attention.”

    He also talked about Turkey’s ongoing military campaign in northern Syria.

    “Our borders are beign cleaned up from all terrorist organizations, including ISIL, PYD [People’s Democratic Union] and YPG [the People’s Protection Unit],” he said.

    Turkey regards the Syrian Kurdish PYD and its military wing the YPG as terror organizations due to their links to the outlawed PKK, with which it has been fighting against since mid-1980s.

    Moreover, President Erdo?an praised the development of economy, saying that Turkey is among the first spots in growth rate.

    “God willing, we will both crush the heads of the terrorist organizations in 2017 and will carry out way bigger economic successes,” he said.”

  28. King working hard to unify Arab, Muslim ranks (saudigazette, Jan 1, 2017)

    “Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has been working hard to unify Arab ranks and strengthen Islamic solidarity amid big challenges and dangers facing the Arab and Muslim nation.

    The crown prince made the remarks in an address on the 2nd anniversary for King Salman’s accession to the Saudi throne.

    The crown prince said King Salman has been keen to bolster the ties of brotherhood among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries in all areas, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

    While praying to Allah Almighty to protect King Salman and grant him success in all his endeavors for the nation and humanity at large, Prince Muhammad said “this is an occasion dear to the sons of this nation to express loyalty to their King”.

    Crown Prince Muhammad described King Salman as a great and firm leader. With his determination and firmness, the country has made big strides toward advancement, prosperity, security, tranquility and stability. With King Salman’s wisdom, the Kingdom has occupied a high place in various arenas, he added.

    King Salman served the two holy mosques and gave Haj pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors utmost care and attention by providing them with all facilities…”

  29. Truck drivers want their jobs Saudized (saudigazette, Jan 1, 2017)

    “Miffed over expatriates gaining control over the truck drivers’ job market, about 400 Saudis on Friday demanded Saudization of their profession.

    Mohammad Al-Thahri said about 400 drivers gathered in the sports stadium on Friday to demand Saudization of their profession.

    “We demand to meet the officials of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. We need a solution for our problem. We cannot get a job as truck drivers. All the jobs are taken by expatriates. We have a right to have the job market available to us,” said Al-Thahri.

    He also said expatriates should not be allowed to work in this job market and anyone who would allow an expatriate to work as a truck driver must be penalized…”

  30. France’s Hollande warns against nationalism in last New Year address (reuters, Dec 31, 2016)

    “French President Francois Hollande on Saturday warned against the risks of nationalism in his last New Year address ahead of the election of his successor next spring.

    Hollande, who said this month he would not seek a second term in 2017, defended his legacy as president and addressed the policies of the anti-immigration and anti-euro National Front, whose leader Marine Le Pen is set to make it to the second round of the election, if recent polls are correct.

    “There are periods in history when everything may change dramatically. We’re in one of them,” Hollande said an address that was broadcast on French television.

    “How can we imagine our country being curled up behind walls, reduced to its internal market, going back to its national currency and, on top of that, discriminating between its own children according to their origins?” he said.

    Hollande, who did not directly name the FN, mentioned British voters’ decision in June to leave the European Union, and the U.S. presidential election won by Donald Trump in November, as events that demonstrated that democracy, freedom and peace were “vulnerable and reversible”.

    His comments on Brexit in particular echoed those made earlier on Saturday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Merkel, seeking a fourth term as chancellor in 2017, described 2016 as a year that gave many the impression that the world had “turned upside down”.

    In her address, she compared Brexit to a “deep incision” and said that even though the EU was “slow and arduous”, its member states should focus on common interests that transcend national benefits.

    In a statement following Hollande’s address, Le Pen brushed off his criticism.

    “Talking of isolation for a project that, on the contrary, takes part in the flow of history, after Brexit and Donald Trump’s election … is a clear misunderstanding of the world’s evolution and peoples’ deep aspirations,” Le Pen said…”

  31. Effigies of Farage and Trump to be THROWN ON BONFIRE during NYE party on Scottish island (express, Dec 31, 2016)

    “EFFIGIES of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump are set to be thrown on a bonfire at a New Year’s Eve party in Scotland tonight.

    Dummies portraying the two politicians will be burned at the Isle of Lewis’ Hogmanay celebration later this evening.

    Effigies of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and North Korean despot Kim Jong-un will also be burned during the evening’s entertainment.

    The event has been organised by John Norgrove, whose daughter Linda was killed by the Taliban while in Afghanistan as an aid worker.

    In the message, titled Burning the Fascists, he said: “If you’re able and willing, do come along to our Hogmanay bonfire in Mangersta; you’d be very welcome.

    “This year, on top of the bonfire, we will be burning effigies of those fascists who have despoiled 2016 and look like despoiling the years to come.

    “Especially for the poor and underprivileged but, in actuality, for all of us.

    “We will have the half-Hebridean prime tosser Trump flanked by Vladimir Putin and that North Korean chappie. Behind and above will be our very own Nigel’s visage wafting in the breeze atop a thin weedy pink column.”

    Mr Norgrove admitted the stunt was “a bit distasteful” but defended it as a “bit of fun”.

    He explained: “We have had a really bad year with hard-right populist elements on the rise and it strikes me that this will be rather cathartic. We are calling it a bonfire of the fascists.””

    • The fact that they think the modern conservatives who are fighting to save classical liberalism are fascists shows the power of leftist indoctrination and is one of the reasons I keep saying this war is going to last a long time.

  32. Avian AGONY: Halal poultry firm boiled chickens alive (express, Dec 31, 2016)

    “A HALAL poultry firm which supplies most major UK supermarkets boiled chickens alive after equipment failures at a slaughterhouse.

    1Stop Halal has apologised for the incidents after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to the birds.

    Faulty equipment at the processing plant in Eye, Suffolk, meant chickens were plunged into tanks full of scalding water in separate incidents over a period of four months.

    Slaughtermen use an electrically charged water pool to stun some birds before slitting their throats and dunking them in vats of boiling water to remove their feathers.

    Halal chickens are killed using the same method but without first being stunned for Muslims who want to know the animals are alive when they are killed.

    But in the first incident the water pool stopped working which meant workers had to cut each chicken’s neck whilst the animals were still awake…”

  33. 35 killed in terror attack on famous night club in central Istanbul (hurriyetdailynews, Jan 1, 2017)

    “An attacker killed at least 35 people, including a police officer, in a gun attack held on Reina, a popular night club in Istanbul by the Bosphorus, according to broadcaster CNNTurk.

    Dozens of people were wounded in the attack, local broadcasters have reported.

    A reporter at the crime scene said live on CNNTurk that some 50 to 60 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

    The attackers used long-barrell guns, eye witnesses said.

    “The inglorious (attackers) raid through the place with Kalashnikovs. The U.S. intelligence warned over such an attack about one week or 10 days ago and measures have been taken, including the sea front. And look what has happened then,” Mehmet Koçarslan told Hürriyet reporter Toygun Atilla adding that such an attack was coming, but could not be prevented.

    Initial reports speculated that the attack was held by a person or persons wearing Santa Claus costumes.

    No official statement has been made over the attack yet police holds an operation in the Ortaköy neighborhood where the club is located.

    Broadcasters also speculated that one attacker is still inside the club.

    Istanbul governor Vasip ?ahin has arrived to the scene.

    Reina is one of the international night clubs in Istanbul frequented by the high-society, celebs, artists and football stars.

    Some revelers had jumped into the water to escape the gunfire and were being rescued by police, NTV said.

    Some 25,000 police officers have been on duty against a possible terror attack in Istanbul during the New Year’s Day celebrations in the wake of consecutive bomb attacks across the country in 2016, which claimed hundreds of lives.”

  34. Istanbul nightclub attack leaves at least 35 dead, 40 injured

    Shooting occurred at the popular Reina nightclub in the city’s Ortakoy neighbourhood

    An attack at an Istanbul nightclub early Sunday killed at least 35 people and wounded at least 40, the governor of Istanbul said.

    The shooting occurred at the popular Reina nightclub in the city’s Ortakoy neighbourhood, which sees hundreds of people each night and usually features heavy security, CBC’s Nil Koksal reports. Dozens of ambulances are at the scene.

    Turkey’s state-run TV station says there may have been more than one attacker.

    euronews – At least 35 people dead in Istanbul nightclub shooting. City governor calls it a terrorist attack.

    A gun attack on Reina nightclub in Istanbul has left at least 35 people dead and more than 40 people wounded, according to the city’s governor.

    Vasip Sahin has labelled the shooting a terrorist attack, which he says involved a single shooter.

    Some 500-600 people are thought to have been inside, celebrating the new year.

    The attacker reportedly opened fire on police outside the club, before entering the venue and shooting at random.

    Police, special forces and explosives experts are carrying out a search of the building, according to NTV.

    Initial reports suggest the shooter was wearing a Santa Claus costume. Eyewitnesses claim the attacker was speaking Arabic.

    Television footage shows ambulances and police vehicles outside the venue in the Ortaköy district of the city.

    • Happening now in #Cologne central station: police blocking exits, taking groups of people for documents checks.

      How much more effective would it have been if all that energy had been expended at the border?!? GAH!!!

  35. Mali Sends Back Migrants Deported from France

    Mali has sent back two people who were deported from France on the same planes they arrived on,/strong> questioning whether they were even Malian citizens, BBC reported.

    The pair were flown to Bamako using European travel permits or “laissez-passez”, not passports or other Malian papers, government said.

    The government said it could not accept people “simply assumed to be Malian”.

    Recent reports of a deal with EU to repatriate failed Malian asylum seekers have sparked protests.

    In a statement, the Malian government condemned the use of the European “laissez-passez” in cases of expulsion, describing it as “against international conventions”.

    • Dear Ms. Gabriel, I absolutely love your message(s) but PLEASE GET A BETTER MAKEUP ARTIST AND LIGHTING MANAGER! You look like a fricking zombie.

      Other than that, carry on.

      As an off-beat aside, I wish like hell that Ms. Gabriel would find time to take America’s Liberal Jewish demographic out to the woodshed for a prolonged bit of kinetic therapy. So much of what she says is of immense value but the things left unspoken are, sometimes, deafening silent.

      • She’s a Christian.
        I keep repeating this, but once again:
        JINOs – Jews in name only – are lost. Another generation, tops. They’re marrying out or not having babies, or else they’re doing whatever the other leftist deviants do. Doesn’t matter, if only they’d go full-zombie we’d be better off.

        Cut flowers, no roots [rootless cosmopolitans], bright, brief life. Or worse, they’re Nazi-Kapos like Soros or the editors of the NYT. Torquemada, deja vu. Couldn’t have done the Inquisition without him.

        On the plus side, Orthodox Jews are extremely fruitful and replacing the tikkun olam, ‘intersectional’, decadent, cultural wastrels who bring shame upon their ancestors. We practice the faith, cherish our families, and contribute mightily to the larger communities.”

        The center of gravity of the Jewish people is moving from America to Israel, simple as that. The Diaspora voice will be much more muted and – quite possibly – more respectful.

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