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  1. Saudi Arabia arrests second richest man in kingdom (memo, Nov 23, 2017)

    “Saudi authorities have arrested Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi a duel national with Saudi and Ethiopian citizen and is reportedly the second richest Saudi, after Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.

    While bin Talal’s arrest has gained most media attention. Al-Amoudi’s arrest is especially important because it could potentially destabilize the economy of an entire country, according to Middle East Eye.

    Al-Amoudi, who is also known as “the Sheikh”, has invested in almost every sector of Ethiopia’s economy, including hotels, agriculture and astrology…”

    • Perfect example of NGOs acting as shadow Marxist government replete with social justice policy. They are transnational saboteurs without skin in any national game. Not only should they be outlawed but their agents should be jailed. Their financing should be traced back to their source until the source can also be held accountable.

  2. Afghan forces respond to shelling from across Durand Line, officials claim (khaama, Nov 23, 2017)

    “The Afghan security forces have responded to the heavy shelling from across the Durand Line in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, the local officials said.

    Provincial security and government officials are saying that the retaliatory move by the Afghan border police has resulted into a reduction of the shelling over the populated areas.

    Kunar police chief Gen. Juma Gul Hemat said the Afghan border police forces responded to the shelling with heavy artillery fire.

    He said the shelling was done by the militia forces of Pakistan and in response the Afghan forces fired artillery shells on the compound of the Pakistan militias, apparently incurring casualties.

    Provincial governor wahidullah Kalimzai also confirmed the retaliatory move by the Afghan border police and said the shelling from the across the line has halted for the moment…”

  3. New Cold War? Iran Sends Warships to Gulf of Mexico

    Iranian warships are set to leave the waters of the Persian Gulf to sail across the world and tour another gulf—the one that lies between the U.S. and Mexico.

    At a time when Iran is looking to expand and modernize its military in the face of what is seen as a growing U.S. threat, its newly appointed navy commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, held his first press conference Wednesday, announcing that a fleet of Iranian ships would soon depart for the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico en route to visits to a number of South American countries, Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim News Agency reported. The move is reportedly part of a push to project Iran’s military on a more global scale and establish international ties as President Donald Trump and his allies, including Israel and Saudi Arabia, seek to isolate the revolutionary Shiite Muslim power.

    • If this one is a Cold War how long will it remain cold? Iran is fighting a proxy hot war in the Middle East and is suppose to have a large number of personal in the US so how long will it remain Cold?

  4. Apple offices raided ahead of launch of iPhone X in South Korea

    South Korean authorities have raided Apple’s offices in Seoul as it prepares to launch the iPhone X. has learned that investigators visited Apple’s HQ earlier this week to ask questions about its business practices ahead of the launch of the smartphone tomorrow.

    The raid is likely to raise questions about whether South Korean authorities are trying to hamper the success of the X, which has sold out across the world.

    Apple products are wildly popular in South Korea, which is home to several giant tech firms including Samsung and LG.

    The iPhone X sold out when it became available for pre-order and is likely to be snapped up when it goes on sale on Friday November 24, putting a huge dent in the sales of Apple’s competitors’ products.

  5. Richard: How long is it going to be before one of the Governments use this to :rehabilitate criminals? Especially political criminals?

    Scientists zapped people’s brains with magnetic pulses and it changed their taste in music

    Participants’ enjoyment of music, and the amount they were willing to spend on it, were both affected by stimulation of neural circuits

    Stimulating someone’s brain with magnetic pulses is enough to change their taste in music, according to new research.

    Using a non-invasive technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation, Scientists managed to change the enjoyment of music felt by their subjects.

    Not only did the treatment alter the way participants rated music, it even affected the amount of money they were willing to spend on it.

  6. Fremont Neighborhood Under Siege After Gang Of Wild Turkeys Moves In

    FREMONT (KPIX) — Many Bay Area towns and cities seeing more wild turkeys than usual this year. In Fremont, one fed-up homeowner says a turkey attacked him.

    In the past few years, the Warm Springs neighborhood in Fremont hasn’t been the same since a gang moved in.

    Hershel Abelman owns an apartment building in the neighborhood.

  7. Exclusive: In ‘99, Franken Copped to Copping a Feel of Kathie Lee Gifford

    dd another alleged groping incident to Al Franken’s growing list of sexual misdeeds.

    The one-time comedian appeared on the Howard Stern Show in 1999, where he bragged about groping Kathie Lee Gifford.

    Later in the show, however, Franken changed his story, and said it was “wrong” he had sexually accosted Gifford.

    “I was talking to Al earlier in the green room, and he was telling me — I was asking him if he ever does, you know, Kathie & Regis, he was telling me how he used to co-host with Kathie Lee,” recounted the show’s executive producer Gary Dell-Abate. “He said he kissed her and grabbed her ass.”

    Franken doesn’t deny the telling Dell-Abate he “kissed her and grabbed her ass,” and the conversation then shifts to other topics, including Franken being happily married.

    About 12 minutes later after the first discussion of Kathie Lee, a caller, nicknamed “Big Black,” calls in to say that the National Enquirer columnist, Mike Walker, reported six months earlier that Kathy Lee Gifford asked her show’s staff to never book Franken as a co-host again, citing his inappropriate touching. The column reportedly stated that Franken “grabbed her ass” after a broadcast.

    “Did you grab Kathie Lee’s ass?”

  8. ‘Black liberation’ group vows to shut down Black Friday shopping to fight racism

    A Seattle, Wash., black liberation group planned a Black Friday march to urge people to shop only at black-owned businesses this Friday.

    Black Liberation Front-Seattle, an “assertive” group aimed at fighting racism, also launched a four-hour demonstration called “BlackLivesMatterFriday 4.0-Racism. It Stops With Me” to show the country that racism is unacceptable.

    Approximately 10,000 people have marked “interested” on social media for this event, and over 1,000 people have said they plan on attending the Friday demonstration

    • Black Friday refers to when some retail businesses start making a profit for the year. Profits are in black ink losses are in red ink.

  9. Iran: ‘Palestine the primary issue within the Muslim world’ – Khamenei

    Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “today, the issue of Palestine is the primary issue within the Muslim world,” during a speech in Tehran on Thursday.

    He continued, stating that Palestine was “an Islamic country that has been usurped and turned into a means of sabotaging the security of several countries in the region.”

    “This cancerous tumor [Israel] should be fought against,” he added.

    • Germany: ‘Conservatives don’t stay true to their core beliefs’ – Linder on coalition withdrawal

      Leader of Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) Christian Lindner spoke about the FDP’s decision to pull out from the ‘Jamaica’ coalition negotiations, at Ludwig Erhard Stiftung centre in Berlin on Wednesday.

  10. BREITBART – WATCH: African Migrants Create Roadblock in Italy to Protest Living Conditions at Welcome Center

    A group of some 20 African migrants blocked a local highway in southern Italy with heavy appliances to protest the quality of food and living conditions in their migrant welcome center.

    According to Italian media, the young, male asylum seekers staged their roadblock Tuesday morning on the provincial highway running from Sessa to Mignano in the province of Caserta, between Rome and Naples. Protest laid heavy appliances such as stoves and refrigerators as well as large black garbage bags laid across the road to keep traffic from passing.

    The motives behind the protest have to do with living conditions in the welcome center of Galluccio, which migrants claim is too isolated and far from major cities. The asylum seekers have also complained of the quality of their meals and services.

    According to one of the protesters, “The food isn’t good, it’s cold and inedible. The house isn’t good because it is too cold. We are too far away from populated areas and therefore we are isolated from the rest of the world.”

    The directors of the welcome center, which is run by a cooperative from Naples, claim that the complaints are without basis and that problems could have been resolved by talking, without resorting to disruptions of the area residents.

    To resolve the protest peacefully, local mayor Giuseppe Galluccio promised to review the migrants’ complaints and “carry out an investigation into the conditions and treatment of the persons living in the center.” After some two hours, the protesters dispersed quietly.

  11. The Hague Aims for U.S. Soldiers

    by John R. Bolton
    November 22, 2017 at 4:00 am

    or the first time since it began operating in 2002, the International Criminal Court has put the U.S. in its sights. On Nov. 3, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda initiated an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since mid-2003. This raises the alarming possibility that the court will seek to assert jurisdiction over American citizens.

    Located in The Hague (alongside such dinosaurs as the International Court of Justice, which decides state-versus-state disputes), the ICC constitutes a direct assault on the concept of national sovereignty, especially that of constitutional, representative governments like the United States. The Trump administration should not respond to Ms. Bensouda in any way that acknowledges the ICC’s legitimacy. Even merely contesting its jurisdiction risks drawing the U.S. deeper into the quicksand.

  12. SWITZERLAND – Islamic ‘hate preacher’ to be expelled

    A district court in canton Zurich has given a Muslim preacher, accused of promoting violence, an 18-month suspended prison sentence. It also ordered the 25-year-old Ethiopian to be deported and banned from re-entering Switzerland for 15 years.

    The preacher was on trial for calling for the burning of Muslims who are not devout enough in their worship.

    Police arrested the cleric in October of last year, after receiving reports of the controversial sermon delivered at the An’Nur mosque in Winterthur, in north-eastern Switzerland. The man is also charged with distributing pictures of executions online and of violating labour regulations by working without a permit.
    “His religious views represent a danger to the public,” the prosecution told the court. But the defendent’s lawyer painted a different picture, saying: “He was merely an unsuspecting asylum seeker who had only been in Switzerland for three months. He is no fanatical Muslim.”

    Controversial mosque

    The An’Nur mosque has long been suspected of radicalizing youth, with media reports saying some worshippers had travelled to Syria to fight in jihad movements. A police raid on the mosque in November 2016 also uncovered four suspected illegal immigrants.

    Three months later, ten people were arrested following allegations that they had attacked and imprisoned two other people in the mosque who they believed had spoken to journalists.

    The mosque was closed down in June when the building’s owners refused to extend the lease.

    The mosque’s governors have repeatedly rejected allegations of radicalization and links to terrorist groups. An Islamic culture organisation criticised the media last year of “inciting hatred against the mosque”.

    The trial in Winterthur took place against a background of growing concern about Islamic radicalisation in Switzerland. Earlier this year, the federal authorities said they have identified more than 500 internet users with Swiss connections who were using social media to spread jihadist ideas.

    The accused suffers from lymph node tuberculosis, but was deemed fit enough to stand trial.–hate-preacher–underway-in-switzerland/43698792

    video – NOV 02 2016

  13. DAILY MAIL – EXCLUSIVE: ‘American mercenaries are torturing’ Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince – and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down ‘just to send a message’

    Source in Saudi Arabia says American private security contractors are carrying out’interrogations’ on princes and billionaires arrested in crackdown

    Detained members of Saudi elite have been hung by their feet and beaten by interrogates, source says

    Among those hung upside down are Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an investor worth at least $7 billion who is being held at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton

    Arrests were ordered three weeks ago by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    Source claims mercenaries are from ‘Blackwater’, a claim also made by Lebanese president

    But its successor firm denies it has any operations in Saudi Arabia whatsoever and says its staff abide by U.S. law

    Americans who commit torture abroad can be jailed for up to 20 years

    more :

    • Afghan official: Suicide attack kills 8 people in the east (abcnews, Nov 23, 2017)

      “An Afghan official says a suicide attack has killed eight people and wounded 17 in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province.

      Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the suicide bomber targeted a local police commander who was recently dismissed from his job.

      Thursday’s attack took place in the provincial capital, Jalalabad. The officer, who was identified only as Akram escaped unharmed but two of his children were among those killed. The use of a single name is common among Afghan men.

      Khogyani says the attacker detonated his explosives vest near the commander’s house where his supporters had gathered to call on the government to give him back his job in the district of Khiwa district.

      No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.”

  14. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia tensions over dam flare up again (abcnews, Nov 23, 2017)

    “Tensions between Egypt and upstream Nile basin countries Sudan and Ethiopia flared up again Thursday over the construction and the effects of a massive dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, the waterway’s main tributary.

    A mostly desert nation of some 100 million people, Egypt fears the dam would reduce its vital share of the Nile waters and accuses Addis Ababa of not sufficiently cooperating on containing the dam’s effects. Egypt and Sudan have historically been allies, but a dispute over ownership of a border strip has poisoned relations, with the Egyptian media now routinely accusing Khartoum of taking Ethiopia’s side in the dispute over the dam.

    Differences over the Ethiopian dam, which is 62 percent complete, is potentially destabilizing and could add a new and dangerous layer to the turmoil already ravaging the region. Military action by the Egyptians to halt the construction of the dam is unlikely, though not impossible, but if the three nations don’t closely cooperate to limit its effects, their relations would be fraught with tension and distrust for many years to come.

    Seeking to portray Egypt as a bullying neighbor, Sudan’s foreign minister this week said Cairo was only unhappy about the dam because it would stop it from using some of Sudan’s own share of the river’s waters.

    “It’s high time Egypt pays what it owes and for Sudan to get its full share,” said Ibrahim Ghandour, the minister.

    Egypt responded late Wednesday, with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry dismissing as inaccurate his Sudanese counterpart’s comments. The timing of his comments, said Shoukry, was suspicious given the negative fallout from the failure by the three Nile-basin nations to endorse a technical report prepared by an independent company on the likely effects of the dam…”

    • ‘With out digging into the matter and looking the math I would say that the dam will allow Ethopia and Sudan to irrigate more land relieving their food problems. This will take water away from Egypt increasing their good and water problems, the possibility of military action depends on how hungry and thirsty Egypt gets.

  15. The art of Italian home-cooking brought to Syrian refugees (abcnews, Nov 23. 2017)

    “Italian chefs taught Syrian refugee women to cook the Italian staple of gnocchi, or dumplings, helping to break the routine in perhaps the most restrictive of Jordan’s three camps for displaced Syrians.

    Thursday’s lesson, part of the global Italian Cuisine Week, was held in the fenced-in Azraq camp in a remote area of northern Jordan.

    The camp is home to some 40,000 Syrians, including about 8,000 who live in an area cut off from the other residents as they wait, often for months, to undergo additional security vetting.

    The Italian team of two chefs and two students from a cooking school in the town of Sorrento guided a dozen Syrian women in preparing potato gnocchi with Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. For dessert, they made jam-filled pie.

    The food was made with items from the camp grocery and served to a larger group of camp residents. Refugee Ahlam al-Taybani said she will pass on her new skill to family and friends.

    In all, Jordan hosts about 660,000 of some 5 million registered Syrian refugees in the region. The majority of displaced Syrians in Jordan live in communities, and only about 20 percent stay in camps, where they are supported by U.N. aid agencies.

    Refugees can only leave Azraq with special Jordanian permits…”

  16. Never-Ending Supply: US Continues Arms, Heavy Vehicle Shipments to SDF (sputniknews, Nov 23, 2017)

    “An SDF spokesman, on condition of anonymity, told Sputnik Turkey that they had received a large batch of armored vehicles and weapons from the United States on the eve of Deir ez-Zor operation.

    The US supply of armored vehicles and heavy weapons to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is not slowing down.

    “The US sent us 120 armored cars and weapons, including submachine guns, howitzers, mortars, which were brought overland from Northern Iraq, then fetched to the city of Hasek, and from there they were taken to the territory east of Deir ez-Zor, which was liberated from Daesh by our detachments,” the SDF spokesman told Sputnik Turkey.

    In addition to weapons, the spokesman said that the SDF received a large number of Hummer armored vehicles.

    “This time, in addition to weapons, a large number of Hummer armored vehicles were delivered as we are experiencing a significant need for them,” the spokesman said…”

  17. Teachers Warned Not to Say ‘Boys’ or ‘Girls’ as It ‘Reminds Pupils of Gender’ (breitbart, Nov 23, 2017)

    “Teachers should avoid calling female pupils “girls” or “ladies” because it means they are “constantly reminded of their gender”, a former government mental health tsar has said.

    Natasha Devon, who was appointed MBE in 2015 for “services to young people”, said the move would help transgendered children as well as encourage female and male students to defy traditional notions of gender, which affect “well-being”.

    She told the Girls’ School Association’s annual conference in Manchester that she would “never walk into a room in an all-girls’ school and say ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’” because it is “patronising”.

    Teachers should instead address youngsters as “pupils”, “students”, or even just “people”, she insisted, according to The Telegraph.

    “I don’t think it is useful to be constantly reminded of your gender all the time and all the stereotypes that go with it.”

    The word “girls” can “create a lot of anxiety” in female children and teenagers, she claimed, while the word “boys” carries connotations of “being macho, not talking about your feelings, being told to man up”…”

  18. Iraqi Politicians Consider Law Allowing Legal Marriage for Nine-Year-Old Girls (breitbart, Nov 23, 2017)

    “A draft law being considered by Iraq’s parliament to allow Muslim girls as young as nine to marry has stirred outrage among critics who view it as a state-sanctioned licence “to rape children.”

    Conservative Shiite deputies on October 31 proposed an amendment to a 1959 law that set the minimum age for marriage at 18. The proposal, an amendment to Iraq’s personal status law, would allow clerics of Muslim sects to govern marriage contracts.

    This follows the belief of some religious sects in Iraq that the wife of Muhammad was aged nine. Therefore they say children of that age can marry, while others believe children can do so when they reach puberty.

    The proposed marriage law is known as the Jaafari law, named after a Shia school of Islamic jurisprudence…”

  19. Study: German Populist AfD Party Polled Stronger in High Migration Areas Than Previously Thought (breitbart, Nov 23, 2017)

    “A new study has rejected the notion that the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party only did well in homogenous-German neighborhoods, showing that the opposite was true and that the party polled strongly in high migration areas.

    The study, which was carried out by the Jena Institute for Democracy and Civil Society and commissioned by the far-left Amadeu Antonio Foundation, shows that AfD voters come from a variety of backgrounds including affluent middle-class voters, Die Welt reports.

    One of the biggest shocks for the researchers was that the data refuted many of the assumptions on what sort of people voted for the AfD in September’s national election. Many had assumed the average AfD voter was a low-income East German living in an area relatively unaffected by mass migration.

    According to the data, the number of AfD voters per capita in high migrant areas is much larger than previously expected, though the researchers claim the information is too broad to make any direct conclusions.

    The rise of the AfD on the federal level is also linked to the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) the authors of the study claim. They say that in areas where the NPD did well in 2013, the AfD also showed very strong results…”

  20. Sweden to House Asylum Seekers with Seniors in Retirement Home (breitbart, Nov 23, 2017)

    “Ekerö municipality plans to house recently arrived asylum seekers alongside the elderly in a retirement home due to the shortage of available housing.

    The municipality, located within the county of Stockholm and is the residence of the King of Sweden, has had difficulty finding housing for newly arrived migrants. The local government has announced that it will accommodate migrants in spare rooms in the Söderströmsgården retirement home, Mälarö Tidning reports.

    Anders Anagrius, the regional integration manager, said the move could turn out to be “positive”…”

  21. Non-EU migrant wins right to stay in the UK every 36 seconds: More than 865,000 people were allowed to live in Britain during 2016 (dailymail, Nov 23, 2017)

    “Britain handed out residence permits to non-EU migrants at the rate of one every 36 seconds last year.

    Officials allowed 865,894 people from outside the EU to live here – a quarter of the permits issued across Europe and the most granted by any one nation.

    The figure was up 52 per cent on the 570,000 total recorded two years ago.

    The figures were published by the EU’s statistics arm Eurostat ahead of the release of a new set of UK migration statistics next week. The last survey showed net migration – the difference between those arriving minus those leaving – was 246,000 in the year to March. The Government wants to cut that to below 100,000 – a target backed by Theresa May.

    Alp Mehmet, of the think-tank MigrationWatch UK, said: ‘Assuming a good many people stay in the country indefinitely, this is another damning indication of the levels of migration that are taking place.

    ‘This is why we have the pressure we do on public services.

    ‘The consequence is people will need homes, their children will need school places, and it will put more demand on public services.’ Tim Loughton, a Conservative member of the Commons home affairs committee, said: ‘The Government must begin to get a grip on migration…”

  22. Female maths teacher, 33, accused of sexually assaulting student ‘said she would kill herself if the 16-year-old girl didn’t marry her’ (dailymail, Nov 23, 2017)

    “A female teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old pupil told the girl she would kill herself if they did not get married, court heard.

    Aveesha Ahsan, 33, from Lewisham, south east London, allegedly assaulted the teen and told her she could not live without her.

    She hugged and kissed the student after offering to buy her gifts including a Kindle, prom dress and make-up, Inner London Crown Court has heard.

    In one message the maths teacher wrote: ‘Why did I ask you to marry me, do you really think it was to do some disgusting stuff?

    ‘It is just so we can live together and I can talk to you every day.

    ‘I want to marry you, I cannot live without you, promise I won’t touch you because I know you don’t like it.

    ‘You are like absorbing water from my insides, ooft I know you don’t like it when I talk like that.’

    The pupil wrote: ‘This is so funny to you but I already told you I don’t like it.’

    Ashan assaulted the girl by forcing her to hug and kiss her, the court was told…”

  23. One mosque for 20,000 Muslims in Belgrade

    20,000 Muslims in overwhelmingly Orthodox Christian Belgrade pray in a single legally registered mosque. They say that the authorities ignore petitions for more to open.

  24. „Sprachschwierigkeiten, schlimmste soziale Verhältnisse“

    Ingrid König leitet eine Grundschule in Frankfurt am Main. Inzwischen haben fast alle Kinder Migrationshintergrund. Unterricht ist kaum möglich, von der Kommunalpolitik wurde sie aufgegeben. Ein Erfahrungsbericht.

    Der Frankfurter Stadtteil Griesheim ist sozialer Brennpunkt, seit ich mich erinnern kann. Zwischen S-Bahn, Ausfallstraße und Gewerbegebiet verkommen hier langsam die ehemaligen Werkswohnungen der kleinen Bahnbeamten. Unser Schulgebäude, die Berthold-Otto-Grundschule, verfällt mit ihnen. In unseren Klassen haben wir 90 bis 100 Prozent Kinder mit Migrationshintergrund. Das Deutsch dieser Kinder reicht meist kaum für ein vernünftiges Unterrichtsgespräch.

    Zu den Sprachschwierigkeiten kommen schlimmste soziale Verhältnisse, Eltern mit psychischen Störungen, Alkoholiker, Leute die morgens einfach nicht aufstehen. Menschen auch, die trotz Arbeit bitterarm sind. Viele Schülerinnen und Schüler sind auf die Hilfe der „Arche“ angewiesen, eines Vereins, der in der Schule Frühstück und Frühbetreuung, einen warmen Mittagstisch, Unterstützung bei den Hausaufgaben und Spenden aus der Kleiderkammer anbietet.

    Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund hat es hier immer gegeben, zuerst Gastarbeiter aus der Türkei und aus Jugoslawien, dann Aussiedler aus Polen, Rumänien und Russland. Jetzt sind auch noch Flüchtlinge aus Syrien und Afghanistan dazugekommen. Jede Zuwanderer-Generation hatte ihre Schwierigkeiten, aber damit konnte man schon fertig werden. Meine Kollegen und ich beobachten allerdings, wie Lern- und Leistungsbereitschaft stetig abnehmen: Was ich vor 20 Jahren mit Zweitklässlern machen konnte, das schaffen heute die Viertklässler kaum.

    „Abschottung gegenüber unserer Gesellschaft“

    Und meiner Meinung nach haben diese Entwicklungen schon etwas mit der Radikalisierung des Islam zu tun, mit einer Abschottung gegenüber unserer Gesellschaft. Wir müssen vollverschleierte Mütter daran hindern, auf dem Schulhof fremde Kinder zu agitieren. Viele Kinder werden von zu Hause weder zum Lernen angehalten noch dazu, den Lehrer zu respektieren, der der Klasse etwas zu erklären versucht.

    Gruppenarbeit, individualisiertes Lernen – das können Sie unter solchen Bedingungen vergessen. Wir müssen hier ganz eng geführten Unterricht machen. Das ist wahnsinnig anstrengend, aber anders geht es nicht. Und gleichzeitig müssen wir darauf achten, dass uns die Begabten, die Willigen nicht aus dem Blick geraten. Fünf, sechs Kinder, mit denen ich arbeite, haben eine echte Chance, das Gymnasium zu schaffen; bei vielen anderen bedarf es der weiteren Förderung, dass sie für die Realschule vorbereitet sind. Die dürfen nicht untergehen.

    Die Kommunalpolitik hat uns irgendwann aufgegeben. Das Gebäude ist schon seit Jahren immer noch nicht verwahrlost genug für eine Renovierung. Die Stadt tut so, als seien wir selbst Schuld am Vandalismus – aber einen Zaun dürfen wir nicht ums Schulgelände ziehen. Und unser Klientel war lange Jahre offenbar nicht benachteiligt genug, dass wir Ganztagsschule hätten werden können.

    Bei uns kann man die Herausforderungen des Bildungssystems sozusagen unter dem Brennglas betrachten: die unterschiedlichen bürokratischen Zuständigkeiten, die uns an allen Ecken und Enden belasten, Kinder, die ganz viel Stabilität, Zuwendung und Führung brauchen, der politische Wille, notwendige Regelungen zu treffen, statt uns vor Ort die Probleme austragen zu lassen. <strong
    Und schließlich ein gigantisches Integrationsproblem, das viel zu lange ignoriert worden ist und gewaltigen Personal- und Mitteleinsatz erfordert, wenn es überwunden werden soll.

  25. French woman accusing Tariq Ramadan of rape placed under police protection

    Henda Ayari, the first woman who came forward against Swiss Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan on rape allegations, has been was placed under police protection after receiving death threats and insults, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

    According to the lawyer, the former Salafist-turned-secular feminist has been harassed for nearly a month via messages on Facebook and Twitter, her answering machine, and by people who come ringing at her home.

    “This is not trivial, these facts are punishable by three years of imprisonment, it must stop,” Jonas Haddad, Ayari’s lawyer, said.

    Rouen prosecutor Pascal Prache confirmed the complaint and presence of death threats and said that the investigations are ongoing.

    In her complaint, Ayari mentions the fact that she was called a “whore, paid by the Jews and the Zionists”.

    Ramadan is currently under investigation in Paris for “rape, sexual assault, violence and death threats” against two women, including Ayari.

    • “She began to question the patriarchal Salafist strictures that command adherents to obey the example of the prophet unquestioningly, and that seemed arranged particularly to suit men.

      Eventually, Ms. Ayari fled with her children. But restarting her life as a single mother while grappling with a crisis of faith proved to be too big a leap. She suffered a nervous breakdown and lost custody of her children for two years.

      The internet, and particularly Facebook, has been her companion along the way. As she started questioning the extreme ideology of Salafism, she began following the teaching of Mr. Ramadan, who became an online instructor and mentor, eventually suggesting they meet in Paris where he was attending a conference.

      She said she viewed him as a saint, and was shocked and terrified by what she says was his violent assault and his threats to her to remain silent afterward.”

  26. Court Documents Raise Significant Questions About Leigh Corfman’s Accusations Against Roy Moore

    Court documents involving Leigh Corfman, who says that Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore tried to engage in a sexual encounter with her when she was 14, raise questions about the timeline and narrative of Corfman’s accusations against the politician.

    Those accusations were first publicly disclosed in a Washington Post story citing Corfman and her mother, Nancy Wells, as saying that in early 1979, Roy Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, allegedly asked Wells to watch her fourteen-year-old daughter while Wells went into a courtroom for a custody hearing.

    Corfman claims that Moore asked the young Corfman for her number. “Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden,” the Post story states, referring to her mother’s home in Gadsden. Corfman’s parents were divorced.

    The first private meeting was arranged after Moore called Corfman on her home phone at her mother’s house, Corfman alleges.

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  28. A mother-of-two has claimed Sleeping Beauty should be banned in primary schools because the story contains problematic themes of “sexual behaviour and consent”.

    Sarah Hall, from Newcastle, said she was disturbed by the non-consensual kissing in the classic fairytale when the prince wakes up the sleeping princess with a kiss on the lips.

    “I think it’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behaviour and consent,” she told the Sun.

    “While we are still seeing narratives like this in school, we are never going to change ingrained attitudes to sexual behaviour. All these things build up, and they make a difference.”

    Ms Hall said the story should be limited to older children who are able to understand the concept of consent.

    “In today’s society, it isn’t appropriate,” she added.

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    “My son is only six-years-old and he absorbs everything he sees and it isn’t as if I can turn it into a constructive conversation.

    “I actually think it would be a great resource for older children, you could have a conversation around it, you could talk about consent, and how the Princess might feel.

    “But I’m really concerned about it for younger children, and I would really welcome a conversation about whether this is suitable material.”

  29. euronews – Hungary’s fear factor

    ( 15 min 49 )

    Wether they target immigrants, the EU, liberalism, homosexuals, or the US jewish and hungarian born billionaire George Soros, the radical narratives spread by the ruling Fidesz party and the far right movements are gaining ground in the hungarian society. A few months ahead of the next parliamentary elections, euronews reporter Valerie Gauriat traveled to Hungary to hear from both supporters and opponents of the mainstream war of words against what hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orbán considers…

  30. Wether they target immigrants, the EU, liberalism, homosexuals, or the US jewish and hungarian born billionaire George Soros,…


    weth·er — ?weT?H?r/ – noun

    noun: wether; plural noun: wethers

    A castrated ram.

    For the nonce, we’ll ignore whatever inability involved that there was to merely capitalize such words as, “jewish” or “hungarian”.

    Once again, I will staunchly advocate that, all of us in the counterjihad maintain scrupulous punctuation and spelling as part of establishing the greatest credibility possible with respect to crushing (as in recruiting all other possible comrades in the cause of remorselessly) and eradicating Islam.

    Am I spotless in my posting? Certainly not! Do I regularly twice or thrice proofread my contributions before clicking the “Post Comment” button? You’d best believe it!

    If only out of the deepest respect for your own sensibilities, not to mention maintaining the integrity of Vlad Tepes Blog, I make this effort and refuse to apologize at any point.

    While this is, most certainly a “kinetic” (hat tip, Richard) war, we also are—to an equal (if not larger degree)—in a war of words. Any failure to address this profound of precise language need is a shortcoming that all of us are more than capable of avoiding.

    Just as we deserve better from our disgusting “politicians”, so do any and all who read our—or just my own—posts (here or elsewhere) deserve grammatical excellence from every one of us.

    Warmest Thanksgiving wishes,


    • If only out of the deepest respect for your own sensibilities, not to mention maintaining the integrity of Vlad Tepes Blog, I make this effort and refuse to apologize at any point.

      Of course, such a declamation of mine could only be bracketed by serious errors.

      Any failure to address this profound of precise language need is a shortcoming that all of us are more than capable of avoiding.

      Any failure to address this profound need for precise language is a shortcoming that all of us are more than capable of avoiding.

      Haw, haw!

      [/Neslon Muntz]

    • I didn’t even notice that the “h” was missing —- just copied and pasted the text that was on the euronews YT page own description of that repulsive video would have been totally different ...and probably full of syntactic errors , misspellings, typos etc

      • Lets don’t go that far, I make grammar mistakes all the time. I plead old age and back pain and/or the prescription pain killers .

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