Reader’s links Aug. 22, 2017

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  1. Morocco – King Salman’s Tangier Vacation Made Up 1.5% of Moroccan Tourism Revenue

    Rabat – King Salman of Saudi Arabia has spent USD 100 million during his month-long summer holiday in Tangier, reports The Independent.

    The British media source added that the Saudi King’ spending is expected to account for “1.5 percent” of Morocco’s foreign tourism revenue.

    The Saudi king arrived in the northern coastal Moroccan city on July 24.

    His visit was described by the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia as an “economic relief” to the city.

    Several media outlets reported that over 1,000 people had accompanied him. With the huge number of his companions, several luxury hotels and car renting companies benefited from the King’ stay in Tangier.

    His visit this year was also politically significant, coming soon after Morocco and Saudi Arabia diverged over the crisis in the Gulf. While Saudi Arabia led a blockade against Qatar, Morocco chose to remain neutral in the tension between its two Gulf allies.

    The Saudi boycott of Qatar was slightly alleviated when King Salman, from his Tangier residency, gave orders to open borders with Qatar to allow its pilgrims to perform the annual Hajj.

    The Saudi monarch even offered to pay for the expenses of the Qatari pilgrims.
    In Tangier, King Salman also received Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim al-Thani, a member of the Qatari ruling family.

    Earlier in August, King Mohammed VI paid a visit to his Saudi counterpart, demonstrating strong relations between the two kingdoms despite their differences regarding the Qatar crisis.

  2. Germany: Merkel trolled by overhead ‘Vote AfD’ plane while delivering anti-terror speech

    German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) leader Angela Merkel gave an election campaign speech to a crowd of supporters at an election rally in Muenster, Tuesday. A plane with an AfD banner was sighted flying overhead bearing the slogan “vote AfD.”

    SOT, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) leader (German): “We have a great challenge, to which we cannot react as Germany alone, but about which we can do a lot and we already have done a lot. I am talking about Islamic terrorism. That’s something we experienced in Spain, in France, in Belgium, here, in Great Britain – we could say all around the world. This is a duty we all have to deal with. This duty shows that internationally we work better together. We are intensively dedicated to cooperation, for example, with the United States and Great Britain. Alone we cannot fight against IS. The main work in Syria and Iraq is done by a coalition with many, many countries. And that’s why international cooperation is so important, even cooperation inside Europe. Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what you thought in the last few months, when the British said they wanted to leave the EU, when the French elections were so tight that it wasn’t clear what would come of it. I think that as we saw what happened in Europe, in Syria, in Iraq, in other countries, that we thought that Europe is something very important for us.”

  3. MONTREAL – Anti-immigration banner put up, taken down outside Montreal’s Olympic Stadium

    Olympic Stadium spokesperson says police have been notified about incident

    Officials at the Montreal’s Olympic Stadium have notified police about an anti-immigration banner posted outside the building, where hundreds of asylum seekers are currently being temporarily housed.

    Far-right group Atalante Québec is mounting a public campaign against what it calls “illegal migrants,” posting banners in Quebec City and Montreal to get their point across.

    One of the banners was posted some time late Sunday night or very early on Monday outside the Olympic Stadium, on one of the ramps along Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue that lead to the esplanade.

    It was spotted by security guards and taken down Monday morning, said spokesperson Cédric Essiminy.

    The Montreal police department’s hate crimes unit is looking into whether the incident was criminal.

    Similar banners were posted in Quebec City last week. On its Facebook page, Atalante Québec has posted a number of pictures showing the banners, which say “#remigration.”

    The word is one used by those who want immigrants to return to their countries of origin.

    Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre called the sign “odious,” saying he didn’t want to give the act any more attention than it deserves.

    “We are in a society of diversity,” Coderre said. “Immigration, for us, is important.”

    A temporary welcome centre opened at the Olympic Stadium earlier this month to house the influx of asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border as they wait for more permanent accommodations in the short term, and for their asylum claims to be heard in the longer term.

    According to the RCMP, in the first two weeks of August more than 3,800 people walked over the border into the province, compared to the 2,996 who crossed throughout all of July.

    Anti-immigration banner removed from Montreal Olympic Park

  4. PARANOID ANDROID How Google is secretly recording YOU through your mobile, monitoring millions of conversations every day and storing the creepy audio files

    You may have accidentally triggered the listening device – allowing it to record incriminating convos and steamy gossip

    DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge?

    The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users’ smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations – even when they aren’t in the room.

    If you own an Android phone, it’s likely that you’ve used Google’s Assistant, which is similar to Apple’s Siri.

    Google says it only turns on and begins recording when you utter the words “OK Google”.

    But a Sun investigation has found that the virtual assistant is a little hard of hearing.

    In some cases, just saying “OK” in conversation prompted it to switch on your phone and record around 20 seconds of audio.

    It regularly switches on the microphone as you go about your day-to-day activities, none the wiser.

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  5. State Department’s New Mideast Director Has a Questionable Record on Israel

    The newly appointed Middle East director at the State Department has a long record of criticizing and pressuring Israel. Isn’t anybody at the White House paying attention to who’s being hired over at Foggy Bottom?

    David Satterfield, who is slated to become the acting assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs next month, played a significant role in US policy and diplomacy concerning Israel and the Palestinians in the late 1990s and early 2000s. A look at some of his comments from that period reveals he repeatedly suggested a moral equivalency between Palestinian terrorism and Israeli counterterrorism.

    [many shocking quotes]

    …Someone who perceives Israel’s legitimate self-defense actions as “inflammatory,” “provocative” and “unhelpful,” and who thinks that Israel and Palestinian terrorists are equally to blame for the erosion of hope, has a dangerously shallow understanding of Middle East reality.

    Satterfield’s record demonstrates that he does not fully appreciate the difference between Palestinian aggressors and Israeli victims. He does not accept Israel’s right to take all necessary defensive actions against the stabbers, snipers and suicide bombers who threaten its citizens daily.
    I'm sure I could dig up a cousin somewhere who'd be better than this guy.

  6. Overreach: PayPal Bans Jihad Watch, Then Backs Down
    The Left suffers a setback in its war on the freedom of speech.
    August 22, 2017
    Robert Spencer

    When a neo-Nazi psychopath plowed his car into a crowd of Leftist protesters in Charlottesville, the Left saw a golden opportunity to use the moment as its Reichstag Fire, and indulge its increasingly obvious authoritarian tendencies. But when they came after Jihad Watch, they overreached.

    On Saturday afternoon, the Soros-funded hard-Left website ProPublica published a hit piece calling upon PayPal and other new media giants to block Jihad Watch and other groups that have been defamed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as “hate groups.” ProPublica’s Lauren Kirchner complained that Jihad Watch’s “designation as a hate site hasn’t stopped tech companies — including PayPal, Amazon and Newsmax — from maintaining partnerships with Jihad Watch that help to sustain it financially. PayPal facilitates donations to the site. Newsmax — the online news network run by President Donald Trump’s close friend Chris Ruddy — pays Jihad Watch in return for users clicking on its headlines. Until recently, Amazon allowed Jihad Watch to participate in a program that promised a cut of any book sales that the site generated. All three companies have policies that say they don’t do business with hate groups.”

  7. Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor’s Son?
    August 22, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield

    I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling’s statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here’s what happened now…

    Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced.

    A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army.

    The ranger “observed Schneck to be holding two small boxes with various items inside,” including “what appeared to be duct tape and wires,” a criminal complaint says. Schneck, who majored in chemistry at Austin College, was also found with a bottle containing liquid made up of compounds used as explosives.

    When asked by the ranger whether he wanted to harm the Dowling statue, Schneck replied that he did not “like that guy,” according to the criminal complaint.

    This seems conventional enough in the current insane climate of leftist violence. But go back to 2013 and it gets stranger…

  8. Mass Migration Risks Major Public Health Crisis
    Germany provides a case study of the health consequences of uncontrolled migration.
    August 22, 2017
    Joseph Klein

    Pope Francis said on Monday that migrants’ dignity and right to protection are of higher priority than national security concerns. He said that we should “always prioritize personal safety over national security.” The pope fails to realize that both personal safety and national security are threatened by the flood of uncontrolled mass migration. Some of the migrants, including would-be asylum seekers, willfully import violent Islamic jihadism into their host countries, killing innocent civilians. Others from countries with primitive sanitation facilities and substandard medical care are carrying deadly diseases.

    As the Islamic terrorist attack in Barcelona demonstrated yet again, jihadists who have migrated from Muslim majority countries are continuing to wreak havoc in their adopted Western host countries. However, the silent killers that unchecked migration may spread across borders are infectious diseases that were thought to be largely eradicated in the West.

    • Pope Francis said on Monday that migrants’ dignity and right to protection are of higher priority than national security concerns.

      So, why isn’t the Vatican taking in several hundred thousand so-called “immigrants” which that institution’s astounding wealth easily could afford to accommodate?

      Dope Pope Francis epitomizes every WORST trait of Catholic hypocrisy. This dress-wearing sack-of-shit deserves his own very special variety of Mehmet Ali Agca.

      • Pope Francis is a Jesuit and a South American. He preached and taught Liberation Theology his entire life. He lives in a walled city, which means that he does not have to live with the consequences of his decisions. He has his own security. How many muslim beheaders live in the Vatican? Guarenteed none as all would be vetted. This Pope is very close to being the Anti Pope, actually I believe he is and I am a practising Catholic. We can’t have two Popes, but we do, so what is the story. This is a very dangerous man. He is more concerned about social issues than Souls. God Help us all.

        • He is more concerned about social issues than Souls.

          Really well said. Francis is attempting the same sort of EU social engineering instead of providing moral guidance and leading by example.

          The Catholic Church will pay dearly for this.

  9. Recognizing the Real and Present Enemy: Radical Islam, Not Russia

    by Alexandre del Valle
    August 22, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Defining post-Soviet Russia as the main enemy of the West, while considering the Sunni Islamic monarchies of the Middle East and neo-Ottoman-Islamist Turkey as allies or friends, is a dangerous geopolitical mistake. The primary interest of the West and the main mission of NATO is not to demonize regimes it does not like, such as Putin’s authoritarian kleptocracy or other non-democratic states that do not pose a direct military threat. Rather, it is to safeguard our land, sea, airspace and populations.

    In order to accomplish this, however, we have define the “enemy.” In the military and strategic sense of the word, an enemy is an entity that truly threatens our short- and long-term survival and vital interests — not one that simply does not share our concept of democracy and human rights.

    Radical Islamism meets this definition, since its adherents aim to replace our way of life in the West through their antagonist theocratic system of Sharia (Islamic law). This is a clear challenge to our democratic-secular order and to Judeo-Christian civilization.

    Islamic terrorists are tools — a human non-conventional weapon employed even by “friendly” organizations (for example, the Muslim Brotherhood, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Muslim World League, World Islamic Congress) and states (such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan, Kuwait and Qatar) to destroy the West. They do this by playing a double game: They are our economic allies, but simultaneously support those who openly aim to subjugate our nations to Sharia.

    • It is unlikely that Russia will ever be our friend but they aren’t our open enemy, and they may never be our open enemy. Islam in all of its forms will always be our enemy, we have to understand this if we are to survive.

  10. Tech Blacklisting of Counterjihadists Is What Muslim Brotherhood Seeks: Sabotage by Our Hands

    When one thinks of the embodiment of “hate,” modern-day jihadists are perhaps without equal.

    They murder those who refuse to submit to their totalitarian theopolitical belief system in the most vile and horrific ways, from stabbings and shootings to beheadings, bombings, and vehicle crashings.

    They revile non-believer “infidels,” from Jews and Christians to atheists and gays, and mercilessly persecute all who fall under their clutches.

    They engage in sex slavery, mass rape and pillaging.

    But when today’s sophist Left thinks of “hate,” it focuses its sights not on jihadists, but on those who forthrightly discuss the jihadist threat, among other advocates of non-leftist views.

  11. The Terrorists of the Left

    Can the Justice Department do something about Antifa and Black Lives Matter and their assault on free speech?

    At, there’s a petition with over 110,000 names demanding that the federal government declare Antifa to be a terrorist organization.

    That’s not a terrible idea, of course; if you’ve followed the antics of Antifa and the rioting and violence they’ve involved themselves in, you might well think of the current definition of domestic terrorism in federal law. That is action which…

    “(A) involve(s) acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear(s) to be intended — (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur(s) primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”

  12. ‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons

    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and said the government must prove it has ceased the targeting.

    Judge Reggie B. Walton also said the IRS must explain the reasons for the delays for 38 groups that are part of a lawsuit in the District of Columbia, where they are still looking for a full accounting of their treatment.

    Judge Walton approved another round of limited discovery in the case and laid out six questions that the IRS must answer, including the employees’ names, why the groups were targeted and how the IRS has tried to prevent a repeat.

    At a hearing earlier this week, Judge Walton said it was time to get everything on the table.

    “Lay it on the line. Put it out there,” he told attorneys for the IRS, who are continuing to fight some tea party groups’ demands for full disclosure.

  13. Iran’s provocations may prove costly

    Aug. 22 (UPI) — Iran has threatened to resume its nuclear program and its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has continued to provoke the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, putting into question an international ac­cord formulated under the Obama administration.

    U.S. President Donald Trump has accused the Iranians of violating the spirit of the Joint Comprehen­sive Plan of Action, the agreement between Tehran and world powers regarding Iran’s nu­clear program.

    Following pointed Twitter ex­changes between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who threatened the well-being of the U.S. territory of Guam and possibly Hawaii after Trump warned of “fire and fury,” there is potential for a new nuclear-oriented conflict.

    • Through out the 8 years of Obama Iran and North Korea played with us by keeping us rapidly switching our attention from one area to the other. Looks like they are going back to doing this and we are going to be forced to pay attention to them because we know they are getting ready for a war.

      Hopefully if our warships are being hacked a fix for the hack can be found very quickly.

    • Nearly a third of people on a French terror watchlist are believed to have psychiatric disorders…

      Then, isn’t it long overdue to have all of these nutjobs confined for their own (and the public’s) safety? These loons certainly seem to have no compunctions about harming themselves and others. What more is needed to justify their execution incarceration?

  14. Erdogan supporters have threatened my wife, German Foreign Minister reveals (thelocal, Aug 22, 2017)

    “German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has accused supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of threatening his wife amid a festering diplomatic crisis.

    He said that Erdogan’s strident style “had apparently led some to feel motivated to try to threaten and harass my wife,” in comments broadcast Tuesday by news channel NTV.

    “Of course, this is a terrible outcome,” he said without giving further details, at a time when relations between the NATO allies have plunged to their lowest point in years.

    On Saturday, Erdogan launched a bitter personal attack on Gabriel, who has frequently criticised the president’s leadership and his treatment of opponents and critics…”

  15. Moroccan repatriated after violent crime (ansa, Aug 22, 2017)

    “Italian police on Tuesday repatriated a Moroccan national after a string of violent crimes and resisting arrest.

    Mohamed Belkamoun, 34, was said to be at risk of radicalisation and was also said to pose a threat of recruiting others for jihad.”

  16. We’ll shoot terrorists says Venice mayor (ansa, Aug 22, 2017)

    “The mayor of Venice said Tuesday the lagoon city would shoot terrorists before they have a chance of setting off bombs.

    “Venice is the only city in Europe that has arrested four terrorists. They wanted to place a bomb on the Rialto (Bridge) saying that they wanted to go to Allah. We’ll send them straight to Allah without bringing down the Rialto Bridge,” said Luigi Brugnaro.

    “If someone shouts ‘Allah Akbar’ running through St Mark’s Square we’ll shoot them,” he said, saying in Venetian dialect “ghe sparemo”.

    Brugnaro, an independent, was speaking at the annual meeting of influential lay Cathiolic group Communion and Liberation.”

    • “Liberation” and “Catholic” shouldn’t be so close to each other, in the same sentence. Nor “Liberation” + “Theology”.

      Besides that, I like the guy. Shoot mid-‘aloha snackbar’, good. Just don’t miss – that place is crowded.
      I think the Spanish police got some collateral damage last week. They really oughta practice more. Maybe visit Chicago some weekend.

  17. Houthi justice: Yemenis flock in thousands to Sanaa public executions (middleeasteye, Aug 22, 2017)

    “The people had gathered in their thousands by the time Muhammad al-Maghribi, a man in his 40s, was led from a prison van by armed police, hands tied behind his back, and moved to a clearing in Sanaa’s Tahrir square.

    There, as police held back a surging crowd, Maghribi was led to a carpet, held face down, and shot several times in the back with an automatic rifle. His public execution was the first in what the Houthi movement says is a new crackdown on hardened criminals.

    The second came a few days later. Hussein al-Saket, 22, was shot in the back in the same square and in the same manner, but this time his lifeless body was hoisted into the air by a crane and left to hang for all to see.

    And while the vast majority at the executions backed the punishment of Maghribi and Saket – both were accused of raping and murdering children – the methods used and the potential for escalation could see a new wave of state-sponsored violence, targeting dissidents as well as criminals…”

  18. Bahrain rights groups accuse state of systematic use of torture (middleeasteye, Aug 22, 2017)

    “Three Bahraini human rights groups accused the kingdom’s National Security Agency on Tuesday of systematic use of torture, and a security official said it would investigate their allegations.

    The NSA has for decades been central to the Sunni Muslim-ruled kingdom’s efforts to overcome protests and occasional violence by members of the country’s Shia Muslim majority.

    The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights and Salam for Democracy and Human Rights accused the NSA of employing excessive force from its predecessor agency’s founding in 1966 to the present.

    Giving examples, the report by the three groups entitled “Chambers of Death” alleged that female rights activist Ebtisam Alsaegh was subjected to torture and sexual assault during an interrogation by the NSA in May this year.

    It accused the NSA of having arrested an opposition party official Adel Marzooq in the same month, “stripping him of clothes, pouring cold water several times on him, threatening him with rape, forcing him to repeat the slogans ‘I am a traitor to the homeland’ and forcing him to quit his legal activism”.

    The rights organisations recommended that the NSA be relegated to gathering intelligence and be stripped of a role in arrests and law enforcement…”

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