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  1. Potentially MASSIVE Voter Fraud Uncovered in Crucial Swing State

    An alarming and potentially massive voter fraud attempt may have taken place in New Hampshire, the Washington Times reports.

    According to the new piece by Rowan Scarborough at Washington Times, over 6,000 people registered to vote in New Hampshire for November 2016’s election using out-of-state driver’s licenses.

    Liberals and Hillary Clinton voters will dismiss this number as minuscule, but let’s take a minute to put it into perspective.

    New Hampshire had 1,007,402 registered voters on election day. 6,000 voters is .06% of the electorate.

    Too small to make a difference? Think again.

    743,117 people actually voted on election day and Donald Trump narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton in the state by a margin of 2,736 votes.

    While the election didn’t come down to New Hampshire, the Granite state very well could have been the deciding factor in the election with a few changes to the map.

    Now we can’t say with certainty this was some malicious attempt to swing the election, but when liberals dismiss voter fraud as a “right-wing” conspiracy remind them of this scenario.

  2. Trump Continues To Remake The Federal Judiciary
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    President Donald Trump submitted another slate of judicial nominees to Senate Thursday, naming candidates to the powerful federal appeals courts based in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, Calif.

    The White House announced that Trump has named Gregory Katsas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the nation’s second most powerful judicial panel, and Ryan Bounds to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the West Coast appeals court and primary antagonist of the early days of the Trump presidency.

    Katsas’ nomination was widely expected. He currently serves as deputy White House Counsel and has played a major role in the administration’s early judicial nominations. Before entering government service he practiced in the Washington offices of Jones Day, a white-shoe practice intimately connected to Trump from the earliest days of the campaign. Katsas is a seasoned appellate practitioner, and clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Clarence Thomas after graduating Harvard Law School.

    Leonard Leo, the White House’s judicial selection guru, lavished praise on the nominee.

  3. Islamophobia ‘hindering social mobility’ for young UK Muslims (alaraby, Sep 7, 2017)

    “Muslims face the largest economic disadvantages of any faith group in the United Kingdom with Islamophobia and discrimination creating immense barriers to social mobility.

    A new report published on Thursday by the Social Mobility Commission, an independent advisory body for the government, found that Muslims are being held back at every stage of life, facing significant disadvantages in housing, educational, unemployment and health.

    Success at school is not being translated into progress in the labour market, the report says, with only one in five Muslim adults in full-time work compared to one in three in the overall population.

    Only six percent of Muslims are in higher professional jobs, compared with 10 percent of the overall population.

    ‘Work ten times harder’

    The findings of the report were based on in-depth focus groups and interviews with young Muslims to explore the personal experiences of growing up in Britain.

    Participants said that “racism, discrimination and a lack of cultural awareness” had impacted their career progression.

    While expressing a strong work ethnic and desire to succeed in school and beyond, many young Muslims felt they had to work “ten times as hard” as non-Muslims to get the same opportunities.

    Most interviewees felt that applicants with ethnic-sounding names were less likely to get job interviews, with one participant saying her father actively encouraged her to change her name in order to find work.

    Muslim women wearing the hijab faced particular discrimination in the workplace due to wearing a visual marker of difference.

    Other cultural factors also significantly impacted Muslim women, with many being encouraged to focus on marriage and motherhood rather than gaining employment.

    Eighteen percent of Muslim women aged 16 to 74 were recorded as “looking after home and family” compared to six percent of the overall female population.

    “Muslims are excluded, discriminated against, or failed, at all stages of their transition from education to employment”, Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, who led the research, said.

    “Taken together, these contributory factors have profound implications for social mobility”.

    ‘Broken promise of social mobility’

    Nearly half of the Muslim population of the UK (46 percent) live in the 10 percent of the most deprived local authority districts, leading to implications for access to resources, school attainment and progression to higher education.

    In schools, young Muslims who were interviewed reported that teachers had low or stereotypical expectations of them, with insufficient Muslim teachers or role models available.

    The services available are also not enough to fill parental gaps, such as being educated in a different system or lack of knowledge or access to social networks.

    Some young Muslims said they avoided asking for help for fear they would be bullied or harassed, resulting in many simply “giving up”.

    Some participants said they responded to these challenges by asserting their Muslim identity, while others felt pressure to hide it so as not to constrain their career choices
    In higher education, young Muslims are more likely to drop out or gain fewer good degrees (1:1 or 2:1) than their non-Muslim peers.

    Many felt they were constrained due to unequal access to good universities either by geography, discrimination at the point of entry, or personal reasons of fearing being a minority.

    The report found that overall young Muslims felt a real challenge in maintaining their identity while striving to succeed in Britain.

    Some participants said they responded to these challenges by asserting their Muslim identity, while others felt pressure to hide it so as not to constrain their career choices.

    “The British social mobility promise is that hard work will be rewarded”, Alan Milburn, the former cabinet minister who now heads the Social Mobility Commission, said.

    “Unfortunately, for many young Muslims in Britain today this promise is being broken”.”

    • Muslims face the largest economic disadvantages of any faith group in the United Kingdom with Islamophobia and discrimination creating immense barriers to social mobility.

      Pure, unadulterated horse hockey. Try low IQ, over a millennia of direct inbreeding, refusal to assimilate or become fluent in another language, reading only one book in their entire lifetime, illiterate mothers, and a host of other moronic bullshite that only Islam could conceive of as being worthwhile.

  4. Pakistan exports pork meat worth millions to Afghanistan (khaama, Sep 7, 2017)

    “The traders in Pakistan are exporting pork meat worth millions of Pakistani Rupees to Afghanistan, it has been reported.

    According to the local media reports, citing the authorities estimates, Afghanistan remains one of the largest markets for the pork meat exporters of Pakistan, being home to thousands of foreign forces and expatriates.

    The local newspaper, The Daily Times, quoting the Pakistan State Bank’s latest data, reported that the country has exported pork meat worth more than $3 million since mid-2015.

    According to the paper, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) revealed that around $2.8 million worth of fresh, chilled or frozen swine meat was exported by Pakistan in the nine months (July-March) of Fiscal Year 2015-16 (FY16) and about $447000 worth of swine meat exported in the nine months of FY17.

    Quoting the processing firm sources, the paper reported that the swine meat is being exported from Pakistan to Afghanistan to cater for the dietary requirements of the coalition forces.

    Although pig farming and process, sale, and distribution of pork meat is prohibited by law of Pakistan, the processing firm sources are saying that the authorities normally turn a blind eye to the business.

    In the meantime, the sources are saying that the meats are either obtained from wild boars found in the outskirts of Islamabad and other areas or proper pig firms are operational in the country.

    The sources are saying that the chances of proper pig farms are very high as the foreigners in Afghanistan do not use the meat of wild boars or hogs and only prefer commercially-raised pork.”

  5. Party founded by Turks in Germany uses Erdo?an posters in campaign (hurriyetdailynews, Sep 7, 2017)

    “The Alliance of German Democrats (AD-D) party has hung election posters in Germany’s Duisburg province featuring President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, featuring a message for Turkish-origin Germans who are eligible to vote in the country’s Sept. 24 federal elections.

    “Cast your vote for the friends of Turkey. Let’s expand them,” the poster reads in Turkish.

    The AD-D was established in Germany in 2016 and has close ties to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

    The poster echoes recent remarks by Erdo?an in which he called on Turkish-Germans to “not vote for the enemies of Turkey.”

    “Do not cast your vote for parties that are the enemies of Turkey. Stand with those who are friends of Turkey and do not mind if they are small parties. Cast your vote for them; let’s expand them,” he had said.

    The AD-D has also prepared a video of Erdo?an’s speech translated in German.”

  6. Turkey’s education system has collapsed because of AKP policies: CHP head (hurriyetdailynews, Sep 7, 2017)

    “The education system in Turkey has “collapsed” because the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) policies, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu has said.

    “They have formed a parallel education system. When we say this they get uncomfortable. Indeed, we are saying this to make you uncomfortable. What else can you say to a government that has handed the national education system over to a terrorist organization?” K?l?çdaro?lu said at a CHP “education workshop” on Sept. 7, referring to the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.

    K?l?çdaro?lu accused the AKP of letting Gülenists infiltrate into the Education Ministry, referring to Erdo?an’s comments in 2013 when he said: “we have given them whatever they [Gülenist movement] wanted.”

    “When they wanted schools, the government gave them. When they wanted teachers, the government gave them. When they wanted land, the government gave it. When they wanted universities, the government gave them. But when teachers working in state schools wanted something, they received nothing,” the CHP head said.

    “In that way they handed the education system over to a terrorist organization and this problem has not yet been solved,” K?l?çdaro?lu added.

    Criticizing the system introduced by previous “4+4+4 year” compulsory education program, he said the new system “had not been prepared by experts.”

    “The system was passed in parliament as a draft law. It was not discussed in cabinet, the Education Ministry, or the National Education Council, and it did not have a place in national development plans. It was passed with the signature of five lawmakers who are not even educators,” K?l?çdaro?lu said.

    “This in itself shows how the education system was massacred,” he added.

    The CHP leader blasted the current system for not providing quality education for all, saying this resulted in considerable differences in education for different social classes.

    “The rich send their children to private schools and the poor have to send their children to public schools. Rich families are able to spend 78 times more on their children’s education than poor families on average,” K?l?çdaro?lu said.”

  7. Spanish NGO: 1,000 Moroccans Work As Prostitutes in Melilla (moroccoworldnews, Sep 7, 2017)

    “While prostitution is illegal in the Spanish enclave of Melilla, approximately 1,000 women, almost entirely from Morocco, work as there as prostitutes, according to estimates by local NGO Melilla Acoge, which provides medical and other assistance to prostitutes.

    In the Spanish autonomous city, “almost 100 percent of the prostitutes are from Morocco,” said the president of the organization Maria Jesus Martin Collantes.[@@What is this??> TO Elfarode Melilla ] Since 2002, the NGO has only treated two prostitutes of Spanish nationality.

    Dressed usually in djellabas, and hard to recognize as prostitutes,” she said,“they not only come from the Rif area, but also from Rabat and Casablanca.”

    Moroccan prostitutes who[@@PEOPLE ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJETS, THEY ARE REFERRED TO BY”WHO,” NOT “THAT”] cross into Melilla can be separated into two groups, explained Martín Collantes: those who enter in the morning and return at noon, and those who come in the afternoon to work during the night.

    Although the majority of women who practice prostitution in Melilla are aged between 18 and 35, there are also some as old as 60.

    Women are forced into prostitution because of “misery and complicated personal situations,” according to the NGO. Most prostitutes are widows, divorced, have children to support, or come from families without financial means…”

  8. More than 14 million Egyptians unable to read and write: CAPMAS (ahram, Sep 7, 2017)–million-Egyptians-unable-to-read-and-wr.aspx

    “More than 14 million people above the age of 10 are illiterate in Egypt, the country’s official statistics agency announced on Thursday.

    In an official statement, the Central Agency for Public ?Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) said that 14.3 million Egyptians could not read and write in the year 2016, with 9.1 million being females.

    In an announcement to mark International Literacy Day on September 8, CAPMAS said Egypt’s illiteracy rate stood at 20.1 percent nationwide, with the rate for men at 14.4 percent and 26 percent for women.

    The CAPMAS statement, which comes one day before International Literacy Day, indicates a drop from last year’s announced national rate of 23.7 percent.

    The agency also said that the illiteracy rate for youth aged 15 to 25 has dropped to 6.5 percent, in stark comparison with 57.1 percent among the elderly (those 60 and older), detailing that such a percentage gives a positive indicator for the future.

    According to the statement, urban areas had a significantly lower illiteracy rate of 13.5 percent as compared to rural areas, which stood at 25.2 percent.

    The highest illiteracy rates were recorded in Upper Egyptian provinces, with Beni Suef ranking first at 30.2 percent, and Sohag coming second with a rate of 30 percent.

    Aswan recorded the lowest rate among Upper Egyptian provinces at 9.5 percent.

    Nationwide, the lowest illiteracy rates were recorded in the North Sinai with a rate of 8.6 percent and New Valley, with 9.1 percent…”

    • More than 14 million people above the age of 10 are illiterate in Egypt, the country’s official statistics agency announced on Thursday.

      Yet countless millions of these illiterates have memorized the Koran.

      And people still wonder why Islamic countries are such intellectual cesspits.

      From: A Note on Arabic Literacy and Translation

      65 million illiterate people is quite a few for a region composed of 22 countries. The statistic that Greece publishes five times more translated English-home language books than the Arab region does boils down to the fact that no more than 330 books are translated from English to Arabic annually. Even more sobering:

      the total number of books translated into Arabic during the 1,000 years since the age of Caliph Al-Ma’moun [a ninth-century Arab ruler who was a patron of cultural interaction between Arab, Persian, and Greek scholars] to this day is less than those translated in Spain in one year” World Press.

      Spain translates more books from English to its language than the entire Arab world has in 1000 years—one thousand years. If this is the case with English to Arabic translations, imagine how few Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, etc. are translated into Arabic. Not only is roughly 20% (1/5) of the Arab world illiterate, but for those who can read, the opportunity to read global literature is extremely limited.

      For your delectation, a rare instance of Yusuf (“the pope of Islam”) Qaradawi actually managing to tell the truth.

  9. ‘Good time to take in your share of refugees’: UN to Denmark (thelocal, Sep 6, 2017)

    “Low numbers of refugee arrivals mean that Denmark should be able to accept its quota of transferable refugees, says the UN.

    The UN’s high commissioner has called for Denmark to resume accepting its quota of relocated refugees, with asylum applications in the Scandinavian country at a record low.

    But the country’s two biggest political parties, the Venstre (Liberal) Party, which is the senior partner in the coalition government, and the opposition Social Democrats say that it is too early for Denmark to accept refugees relocated to it by the UN, writes Politiken…”

  10. Muslim workers at Paris airport sue after sacked for refusing to shave beards (thelocal, Sep 7, 2017)

    “An industrial tribunal on Thursday hears the case of four Muslim former security guards at Orly airport who say they were discriminated against when sacked for refusing to shave off their beards in the wake of the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris.

    Soon after those jihadist attacks that left 130 dead, management from the Securitas security firm summoned several male staff members working for it at Orly, all of them Muslim and all of them bearded.

    They were told that with passengers on edge, it would be appreciated if they could all trim or shave off their beards to adhere to the firm’s strict grooming policy.

    Most of the men, who worked at the security points where passengers and their hand luggage are screened, complied, but four did not, and launched discrimination complaints.

    Their case is to be heard on Thursday at an industrial tribunal in Bobigny in the northern Paris suburbs.

    “They’d had beards for years and then suddenly that becomes a problem,” their lawyer, Eric Moutot, told 20 Minutes news website.

    The men were suspended a week after refusing to shave and some months later received a letter telling them they were sacked.

    Securitas denies any discrimination, and argues that the ex-employees simply refused to adhere to company rules stating that facial hair needed to be kept short and well-groomed.

    The tribunal hearing is likely to be dominated by arguments over what length of a beard is “acceptable” and whether a beard can be considered a religious symbol.

    The European Court of Justice ruled in March that companies should be allowed to to ban their staff from wearing visible religious symbols.

    Security was tightened at Orly airport in the wake of the November 13th attacks in Paris, with authorities screening all workers at the two Paris airports – Charles de Gaulle and Orly.

    They decided to revoke “secure zone access” to almost 70 workers, with the head of Aeroports de Paris citing the main reason as “cases of radicalization”.

    Around 85,000 people have access to the secure zones, for example baggage handlers, aircraft cleaners and suppliers working for airlines or sub-contractors.”

  11. Macron: EU must avoid rupture with Turkey (thelocal, Sep 7, 2017)

    “The European Union must avoid any break in relations with Turkey, an “essential” partner on migration and terror issues, French President Emmanuel Macron said while beginning a two-day visit to Greece on Thursday.

    “I wish to avoid a rupture because (Turkey) is an essential partner in many crises we jointly face, specifically the migration challenge and the terrorist threat,” Macron told the Kathimerini newspaper.

    The 39-year-old centrist acknowledged that Ankara had “objectively distanced itself” from the EU in recent months with “alarming deviations that cannot remain without consequence.”

    He cited Turkey’s desire to enter into a customs union with the EU as a possible area of retaliation.

    In the wake of an attempted army coup against him last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pursued a crackdown on opponents in which thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed from their jobs.

    A dozen German journalists and activists have also been arrested, fraying relations with Berlin….”

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