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  1. United Nations’ sex crimes on same scale as Catholic church, if not bigger

    It is claimed by a former aid boss at the UN, Professor Andrew MacLeod, that the sex crimes committed by the United Nations are “on the scale of the Catholic church—if not bigger”, The Sun reported. Macleod claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade and also estimated there are 3,300 pedophiles working for the world body’s various agencies alone.

    The respected academic says there has been an “endemic” cover-up of the sickening crimes for two decades, with those who attempt to blow the whistle just getting fired. He told The Sun, “There are tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with pedophile tendencies, but if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt nobody will ask what you’re up to.” He claims this problem is endemic across the global aid industry.

    The report from The Sun comes only some days after we published a speculative opinion piece pointing out that UNICEF could very possibly be a hive for child traffickers and such.

  2. MILAN – Italian police have clashed with hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova. The news agency ANSA said six demonstrators and one police officer were injured.

    Police used tear gas, water cannons and batons on demonstrators who tried to breach cordons to reach a square where the far-right campaign appearance was scheduled Friday in the traditionally left-wing city of Bologna. Forza Nuova leader Roberto Fiore eventually addressed a small crowd behind a banner “Italy for Italians” that ANSA put at several dozen.

    • “Andrea Williams comments on the case of Christian magistrate Richard Page” Christian Concern – Published on February 16, 2018

    • The political power wielded by this miniscule demographic is caustic, and is wrought with disturbing contradictions. Not satisfied with the right to live safely and quietly, they project a progressive agenda far outweighing their numerical representation in society.

      I include the link below only to offer scientific weight to the demographics of the matter. Progressives tend to boost the numbers in their narratives concerning inclusion.

      Even modest pushback against the gay faction of the progressive agenda seems rare nowadays–as if to question the radical motives of someone like Kathleen Wynn, Premier of Ontario, based on her sexuality, is homophobic. How quickly we forget where the Muslims learned their tactic of inventing words to silence critics. And how contradictory, nay ridiculous, is it to see the most powerful lesbian in Canada wearing the oppressive Muslim headscarf. Please. She should have worn the burka to better make her point. hypocrite_hyperfeminist_wynne_wears_hijab

      Does the average person make the obvious connection when the extreme sex-ed agenda in the Ontario school system promotes what amounts to sexual grooming?

      It was shut down once under the previous administration but was brought back under Wynn

      No tail should wag any dog, be it a gay tail, or any other tail that amounts to a statistical anomaly, particularly when it comes at the expense of the traditional nuclear family. To allow the corrosion of the family unit by political opportunists opens us to other perils not seen by most people. Yet the opportunists, themselves, understand the vulnerabilities perfectly well. Redesigning the unit by removing either a male or female role model is the quickest path to the chaos we have now. Untethered females projecting male shadow animus on their societies, and cowering males projecting female shadow animus, is massively destructive.

      • Could there be a substantial number of FAKE queers? Like the MAJORITY?

        Easy jump up a victim-notch as a homo-/poly-sexed thing, even go exotic and claim to identify as a golf-cart. You get to act out like the jerk you really are, just not for the reasons you state.

        No burden of proof, no need for extreme tan-bedding, no risk of being DNA-outed as a Faux-cahontas.

        Soon there’ll be no percentage in aggravated gender-bending, and we’ll discover a sharp decline in that demographic. I’m bearish on rainbow-themed merchandise futures.

        • Whether or not we see a sharp decline on the demographic I don’t think they’d admit to it– wouldn’t want to lose all that political clout.

    • “According to the Christian Institute in the United Kingdom, Richard Page was dismissed as a magistrate for expressing his belief that children do best when they are brought up by a man and a woman.

      A hearing has begun in the U.K. on charges that his opinion made him homophobic, a characterization he refuses to accept.”

      The finest sentient beings on Earth
      Who walk-on Fatherless
      Love or Hate their Golden Birth
      In pride or acquiesce.

      Such femi-Men we would see
      Cling – reject – replace
      Souls around the Female-Tree
      Inside in their Holy Place.

      Their mothers’ love is a curse
      (Because she was unloved)
      All the males in Koranic verse
      Are blessed as Gays or snubbed.

      For all of this they can attone
      Yet ‘good and bad’ they please
      Claiming theirs the Rightful Throne
      This femaled meme’s disease.

      Her-attachment has to spread
      It can’t do naturally
      Living as the wed-unwed
      Because a child can’t see.

    • By printing the money to loan to Pakistan China has increased the pressure on their banking system. This system is already under great pressure due to their version of the derivatives trade and the practice of the practice of high ranking party members borrowing large sums of money and then sending this along with their children to a Western nation for education. The kids then invest the money in the West and stay in the west to enjoy the good life.

    • India wants this base to break the Chinese attempt to surround India with military bases that will allow China to cut off India’s imports any time there is major trouble between India and China.

  3. In a world first, Switzerland deems it illegal to boil a lobster

    GENEVA — When it comes to cooking fresh lobster, the Swiss are now saying: We feel your pain.

    A law goes into effect March 1 that bans the common cooking method of tossing a live lobster into a big pot of boiling water, quickly killing the tasty crustacean. That practice is being outlawed because the Swiss say it’s cruel and lobsters can sense pain.

    The first national legislation of its kind in the world calls for a more humane death for lobsters, by “rendering them unconscious” before plunging them into scalding water. Two methods are recommended: Electrocution or sedating the lobster by dipping it into salt water and then thrusting a knife into its brain.

    The same law also gives domestic pets further protections, such as dogs can no longer be punished for barking.

    The measure is part of the broad principle of “animal dignity” enshrined in Switzerland’s constitution, the only country to have such a provision. The constitution already protects how various species must be treated and specifies that animals need socialization.

    • electrocution or stabbing a knife into their brain?how very genteel,its not murder when we do it,anyway we will call it”animal dignity”.This is on a par with ice bullets,because we do not want to contaminate the environment with lead ,while we are killing each other.Meanwhile the silence is deafening on halal slaughter ,one would almost believe that it did not exist,perhaps it is right wing fake news?

  4. In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

    CÚCUTA, Colombia — For the past three weeks, Wilya Hernández, her husband and their daughter, 2, have been sleeping on the garbage-strewn streets of Cúcuta, a sprawling and chaotic city on Colombia’s side of the border with Venezuela.

    Though Antonela, the toddler, often misses meals, Ms. Hernández has no desire to return home to Venezuela.

    “I need an angel,” Ms. Hernández said, holding back tears at 1 a.m. on a humid recent night. “We can’t go back, and we can’t stay here.”

    It is a view shared by thousands of her compatriots who have fled to Cúcuta, where the struggles of adapting to life in a new country can seem more attractive than the hunger and upheaval they endured back home.

  5. Federal judge deals major blow to Fusion GPS in dossier-related lawsuit
    By LU Staff February 17, 2018

    A Trump-appointed federal judge said Friday that he will not recuse himself from a lawsuit related to the Steele dossier.

    Trevor McFadden, a judge in Washington, D.C., issued the ruling in response to a recusal request submitted last month by Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the dossier.

    Fusion sought McFadden’s recusal as part of an attempt to avoid complying with a subpoena issued by a Russian businessman who is suing BuzzFeed News for publishing the unverified dossier. The businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, seeks depositions and documents from Fusion GPS as part of the lawsuit.

    Fusion has argued that McFadden has several potential conflicts of interest warranting his removal from the case.

    The firm pointed to McFadden’s past work for a law firm that represented a Russian banker who is suing Fusion GPS over the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele. McFadden should also step down from the case, Fusion argued, because of volunteer work he did for the Trump campaign.

  6. Sen. Bill Nelson’s post-shooting rant is reminder of Dems’ bait and switch on ‘gun control’
    By Jeff Dunetz February 17, 2018

    [Ed. – How do you think the government would use a list you can put people on without due process? Our contributor Jeff Dunetz points out that that’s what Bill Nelson and others wanted.]

    Wednesday before we even found out the scope of the massacre at a Parkland Florida High School, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) was ripping his colleagues for the lack of gun legislation. Nelson was technically correct … but he was being totally dishonest at the same time.

    Nelson spoke about the Senate’s inability to pass legislation preventing people on the terror watch list from owning guns, but left out pertinent facts:

    Oh, and do you remember a couple of years ago there was a proposal on the floor that if you’re on the terrorist watch list, you can’t buy a gun. That’s pretty common sense. We won’t let them get on an airplane because we don’t want them taking down a commercial airliner. But they don’t have a restriction of buying a gun.

    Yes, it’s true a Democratic Party legislation to ban anyone on the watch list to own a gun was rejected by the Senate.

  7. No evidence that the NRA provided marksmanship training to Cruz or any other JROTC members…

    (Daily Caller News Foundation) “TRAINED BY THE NRA.”

    That’s the bombastic and misleading headline running in The New York Daily News’ Saturday print edition about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man who confessed to murdering 17 high school students and faculty in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.

    The rampage, in which Cruz used an AR-15, sparked a typical debate over gun rights, with Democrats and liberals calling for increased gun control.

    Part of the strategy has been to link Cruz to the National Rifle Association, the largest gun lobby in the U.S.

    The Daily News cited an Associated Press report in its misleading article, but without providing additional context that undercuts the idea that Cruz was “trained” by the NRA.

    Instead, Cruz was a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program at Stoneman Douglas High School, where Wednesday’s shooting took place.

    • It is only americans with guns that prevent the whole world from being trampled under the commie jackboot,for they can not complete their master plan until humanity is totally defenceless,you can not tyrannise a man with a gun,for heavens sake do not let anyone change the second amendment in any respect,all of our futures depend upon it.

      • The people who are pushing for gun control make the mistake of believing their own propaganda, this makes them easy to defeat at the ballot box. You will note that they are now orginizing high school kids to push gun control so they can tug at peoples heart strings and get them to base their decisions on emotion and not logic. This is a very big mistake and will not succeed.

        As one retired Green Beret put it, “Are you sure you want a civil war, our side has 9 billion rounds of ammo and your side can’t decide which bathroom to use.” He was warning them of pushing all of the far left agenda including gun control, if they manage to shove their radical disarmament ideas into law it will touch off a massive civil war that they left will lose, and lose very quickly.

      • In WWII Japanese Admiral Yamamoto refused to invade the US homeland fearing a rifle behind every blade of grass. We the civilians are better armed now.

  8. Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation (reuters, Feb 18, 2018)

    “A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said on Sunday, as the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues…”

  9. Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting (reuters, Feb 18, 2018)

    “A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey’s delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards.

    Cem Ozdemir, co-leader of Germany’s ecologist Greens until late last month and a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he was given protection at the conference after police told him Turkish security, staying in the same hotel, had accused him of being a “terrorist”.

    “(The police) told me there was a problem with Turkish security, that they had pointed out that a terrorist, or a member of a terrorist organisation, was staying (in the hotel) -so me,” Ozdemir told reporters after returning to Berlin.

    He said that when he checked into his Munich hotel on Friday, Turkish bodyguards had cast nervous looks and pointed at him. On Saturday morning, a group of officers from the Bavarian police were outside his door to protect him, he said…”

  10. US intelligence chief: IS remains a threat (alaraby, Feb 18, 2018)

    “The Islamic State group remains a threat despite its recent defeats in Syria and Iraq, the US director of national intelligence told a major security conference being held in Munich this weekend.

    Dan Coats told a gathering of world leaders, diplomats and defence officials on Saturday that defeating the extremist group was like “killing an octopus”.

    It’s more than just a terrorist organisation. It is an ideology and perhaps a theology, and the combination of ideology and theology outlasts defeats on the battlefield,” Coats said…”

  11. Saudi reform continues as women given freedom to open businesses (telegraph, Feb 18, 2018)

    “Women in Saudi Arabia have been given the go-ahead to start businesses without the permission of a male guardian, the Saudi government announced on Sunday.

    Whereas in the past women needed a guardian’s approval and had to visit a notary to document the founding of a company, from Sunday a new system will carry out all start-up procedures electronically, with no special permissions required.

    The move is part of a shift inside the deeply conservative kingdom to offer more freedom to women and, more broadly, to reshape Saudi culture along more secular, modern lines.

    In keeping with the spirit of modernisation, the announcement was made via Twitter. “No need for a guardian’s position. Saudi women are free to start their own businesses freely,” read a tweet posted by a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce and investment, followed by a hashtag: #No_Need.

    Saudi women make up just a fraction of the labour force in the country, but their participation in the economy is rising fast…”

      • Or Ragheads and Twisted-Ragheads fake a reconciliation for some reason or other, become all lovey-dovey for a while. Join forces for Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men.
        [v. Mj. Coughlin’s definition of those terms in tardish parlance.]

        These dynamics are constants in their history. The Pirate Pedo just recorded a pattern extant amongst tribal nomads.

  12. Report: Modern Culture Is Not Just Revealing Transgenders, ‘It Is Creating Them’ (breitbart, Feb 17, 2018)

    “All scientific evidence indicates that gender identity disorders result principally from cultural causes and moreover, modern society is facilitating them, according to an analysis published Friday.

    Writing for the Catholic World Report, Anne Hendershott chronicles an exploding “transgender industry” illustrated by a massive surge in the number of referrals for gender-identity treatment, in some cases increasing by as much as 2800 percent in less than ten years.

    Western societies such as the UK, Sweden, Australia, and the USA have seen a spectacular rise in the number of persons, especially young people, seeking treatment for gender identity issues, paralleling the attention given to gender theory in communications, medicine, and the entertainment media.

    In the U.S., the percentage of adults who currently identify as transgender is double what is was in 2011, according to the best estimates.

    None of this should come as a surprise, Hendershott notes. In the year 2000, bioethicist Carl Elliott published a ground-breaking article in the Atlantic Monthly titled “A New Way to be Mad,” which foretold this rapid growth in gender-identity issues by comparing them to past psychological epidemics.

    “Why do certain psychopathologies arise, seemingly out of nowhere, in certain societies and during certain historical periods, and then disappear just as suddenly?” he asked.

    Elliott suggested that psychiatrists and other clinicians helped to create the psychological epidemics in the past “simply by the way they viewed the disorders—by the kinds of questions they asked patients, the treatments they used, the diagnostic categories available to them at the time, and the way these patients fit within those categories.”

    His fundamental thesis—backed up by abundant data and persuasive argumentation—is that rapid growth of a particular psychological disorder may often be abetted, if not directly caused, by the very ones who are purportedly treating it, as well as by society at large.

    In a particularly insightful passage, Elliott wrote:

    By regarding a phenomenon as a psychiatric diagnosis—treating it, reifying it in psychiatric diagnostic manuals, developing instruments to measure it, inventing scales to rate its severity, establishing ways to reimburse the costs of its treatment, encouraging pharmaceutical companies to search for effective drugs, directing patients to support groups, writing about possible causes in journals—psychiatrists may be unwittingly colluding with broader cultural forces to contribute to the spread of a mental disorder.

    By one possible read, he proposed, once “transsexual” and “gender-identity disorder” and “sex reassignment surgery” became common linguistic currency, “more people began conceptualizing and interpreting their experience in these terms. They began to make sense of their lives in a way that hadn’t been available to them before, and to some degree they actually became the kinds of people described by these terms.”

    In other words, it is quite possible that our cultural and historical conditions “have not just revealed transsexuals but created them,” he wrote.

    If this thesis is true, “we can expect tremendous growth, as an entire industry is emerging to meet the growing need,” Hendershott writes.

    It is, in fact, already happening all around us.

    “From education specialists designing ‘safe schools’ for transgender children, to transgender practitioners, publicly funded medical clinics, reimbursement schedules, and a growing body of academic work and activism, the transgender industry has exploded,” she writes.

    One clear scientific indicator of the principally cultural rather than biological roots of gender disorders is their uneven distribution among the population. If gender-identity disorder were truly a biological fact, it would be equally distributed throughout the population, whereas we find that it isn’t.

    Unsurprisingly, data from the Williams Institute reveals that the highest percentage of transgender-identified adults live in Washington, DC. In fact, the district of Columbia has nearly double the number of transgender individuals as the next highest state (Hawaii).

    The percentage of individuals living in the Washington, DC, who identify as transgender is 2.8 percent—“more than triple the percentage of those living in the next highest states of Hawaii or California,” Hendershott observes.

    “As far back as 2013, the New York Times pronounced Washington, DC, the ‘gayest place in America,’ with a thriving transgender population. There is an annual ‘DC High Heel Drag Race’ held in DuPont Circle,” she adds.

    Citing the findings of a meta-analysis of other studies published in The New Atlantis by Dr. Lawrence Mayer and Dr. Paul McHugh, Hendershott writes that “the hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex—that a person might be a ‘man trapped in a woman’s body’ or a ‘woman trapped in a man’s body’ is not supported by scientific evidence.”

    All of this suggests that the current transgender boom may just be getting started and we can expect it to continue swelling, perhaps until another disorder du jour arises to take its place.”

  13. Council Of Europe Slams Crime Wave Sweden For Not Taking MORE Migrants (breitbart, Feb 18, 2018)

    “Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has criticised Sweden for not taking in enough migrants, saying that more chain migration — or ‘family reunification’ — would “help integration”.

    Muiznieks argued that Sweden should allow in more migrants, claiming that the emergency of the 2015 migrant crisis, which saw Sweden take in more migrants per capita than any other western European country, was over, Aftonbladet reports.

    “Sweden has been quite generous to refugees and asylum seekers, but this emergency situation introduced years ago is no longer needed and you can return to your traditional, better policy on refugees and asylum seekers,” Muiznieks said.

    The Latvian-American said that chain migration was an especially good way to bring in new migrants, saying: “You should not limit the rights to family reunification.”

    He added: “Limiting their rights simply prevents integration into Swedish society. Another aspect is that family reunification is an important way to get there safely and legally. If we want to stop chaotic reception, we should increase the opportunity to get here safely.”…”

    • Canadian Prime Embarrassment Justin Trudeau greeted by the Minister of Agriculture, takes his family on a 7 day vacation to India on the backs of Canadian tax-payers. Reporter “He makes for good pictures and knows how to charm the cameras but…” and “many say that Mr Trudeau will not

  14. USA: Protester evicted as ousted Google engineer Damore discusses diversity at PSU

    A protester attempted to unplug the audio system during a debate featuring former Google engineer James Damore at Portland State University on Saturday.

    The ‘Freethinkers of PSU’ student group invited James Damore to take part in a panel discussion on gender diversity. Damore was fired by Google for writing a memo on gender diversity within the company, in which he criticised the firm’s diversity policy and claimed that the gender gap in tech may be due to biological differences.

    Damore recounted his experience at Google and said he had received “violent threats from coworkers” due to his memo.

    A handful of students in the auditorium left in the middle of the discussion and a women tried to disconnect the sound system before being evicted from the room.

    A small group of protesters stood outside the ‘Hoffman Hall’ with signs protesting against the presence of Damore on campus.

    James Damore has filed a lawsuit and a complaint against Google’s decision. However, on Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded that Google hadn’t violated any labour laws in its termination of Damore’s employment contract, saying he had made “unprotected discriminatory statements” in his memo.

  15. Kurdish YPG says three foreign members killed in Syria (alaraby, Feb 18, 2018)

    “Three foreign members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have been killed in Syria, including two in the northern enclave of Afrin.

    The Kurdish militia, a backbone of the US-backed force that has fought the Islamic State, named the fighters as French national Olivier Francois Jean Le Clainche, 41, Spanish national Samuel Prada Leon, 25, and Dutch national Sjoerd Heeger, 25.

    The YPG said Le Clainche and Leon were killed “in the clashes with the occupiers at the Jandairis front on February 10.”

    The YPG said the two men had joined their forces in the summer of 2017 to fight IS…”

  16. Saudi Arabia welcomes push for U.N. action against Iran on missiles (reuters, Feb 18, 2018)

    “Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group…”

  17. Four dead after Russian church shooting (skynews, Feb 18, 2018)

    “Four people have been killed after a gunman opened fire on people leaving a church service in Russia’s Dagestan region.

    Russian news agency Tass reported that the gunman died after killing four worshippers and wounding four others in an attack in the town on Kizlyar.

    Tass quoted Kizlyar’s mayor, Alexander Shuvalov, on the number of people killed and injured in the attack.

    “Four people were killed. The shooter was shot dead. Two police officers and a woman were wounded,” said Mayor Shuvalov.

    The gunman targeted worshippers at a Russian Orthodox church in the mainly Muslim region, although no motive has been established yet.

    According to Interfax, the shooter has been identified as a local man in his early 20s.

    Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region of the Caucasus, located between the Black and Caspian seas.”

    • Russia: CCTV footage captures gunman moments before church shooting

      CCTV footage released on Sunday shows a man, thought to be local resident Khalilov Khalil Omarovich, carrying a shotgun as he walks to a church in Kizlyar.

      The footage was taken moments before the gunman opened fire on a church congregation in Kizlyar, Dagestan, claiming the lives of five women. A further five were injured and have been taken to hospital, two of whom remain in critical condition. Two of the injured are security officers.

      The Interior Ministry has said that the attacked has been shot dead.

    • Russia: ‘He shot point-blank at her’ – eyewitness recounts Kizlyar church shooting

      An eyewitness recounted the moment a gunman shot victims at point-blank range at Kizlyar church in Dagestan, Sunday.

      The assailant was described as having “a beard, a gun, trousers, a hat on his head, [and being] thin”, by one man who witnessed firsthand the fatal shooting.

      He explained how the shot people at “point-blank” range before climbing away up the stairs of the church.

      According to a doctor of the Kizlyar hospital, two women are in a grave condition and two policemen are now receiving medical care.

      The shooter, reportedly known as Khalilov Khalil Omarovich, opened fire at a church entrance in Kizlyar with a shot-gun on Sunday, claiming the lives of five women and injuring four more people. He was later killed by police.

  18. twitter @realDonaldTrump

    I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said “it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.” The Russian “hoax” was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia – it never did!

    If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!


    Trump Tweets About Russian Meddling.

    • Germany: ‘No collusion because there was no meddling!’ – Ex-Russian ambassador to US

      Former Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak said that there was “no meddling, there was no collusion,” while commenting on the recent indictment of 13 Russians for alleged meddling in the last US presidential election, speaking on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Sunday.

      The diplomat added that Russian-US relations are the victim of the “pre-election” process in the US, stressing that the alleged involvement of the Russian state in the US elections is “simply nonsense.”

      “Having lived for quite a while [in the US] I think that almost everything in the [United] States is pre-electional. And this year they are going to have another election in November,” added Kislyak referring to midterm elections for the House of Representatives and Senate, including a number of local elections.

      He added that in coming years, we will learn of the “internal mechanism” of how the current “anti-Russian russophobic hysteria” was created, calling it an instrument of “internal fights” in the US.

      Earlier special US counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian individuals and three organisations for allegedly interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.

    • CNN – James Clapper: No doubt Russia wanted to sway election

      Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says that in his mind there was no question that Russia’s intent was to sway the 2016 presidential election contrary to what President Donald Trump says.

    • CBC – Russian election meddling an ‘act of war’

      «…..the digital equivalent of 9-11….»

      Is Russian election meddling an act of war? The Department of Justice’ indictments of 13 Russians this week confirms there was an orchestrated influence campaign. The CBC’s Wendy Mesley talks to Russia expert Molly McKew about so-called ‘information warfare’ and what this means for the Trump/Mueller investigation.

    • CBC -U.S. presidential historian slams Trump response to Russian indictments for election meddling

      U.S. presidential historian Allan Lichtman reflects on the latest Trump scandals, including his controversial response to the Florida shooting, swirling allegations of a second extra-marital affair with a former Playboy playmate, and his renewed attacks on the FBI.

    • CBC – Donald Trump’s cozy relationship with Fox News and Sean Hannity

      Fox News media critic, Howard Kurtz speaks to CBC The Weekly’s Wendy Mesley about the network’s cozy relationship to Donald Trump. Kurtz’s new book Media Madness criticizes the media for what Kurtz believes is a bias against Trump.

  19. Gaza Faction Video Features Production of 120 mm Mortar Bombs

    A video produced by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Nidal Al-‘Amoudi Battalion, a rogue Fatah splinter group, was posted on the group’s social media outlets on February 4. The video, titled “The Enemy Is Within Range of Our Shells,” shows the production of 120 mm mortar bombs and presents footage of group members firing the shells. The closing credits attribute the video to the Engineering and Production Unit of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Palestine, the Nidal Al-‘Amoudi Battalion.

    Footage of members of the Nidal Al-‘Amoudi Battalion of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades preparing mortar bombs

  20. Turks in Canada pray for military success in Syria

    Turkish nationals in southeastern Canadian city of Montreal gather to pray for Turkish soldiers conducting Syria operation

    MONTREAL, Canada

    Turkish citizens living in Canada held a prayer ceremony on Sunday for the victory of the Turkish military’s counter-terrorism operation in northwestern Syria.

    The prayer program was organized by the Turkish Cultural Association in Montreal, a city in southeastern Canada, to show support for the Operation Olive Branch against the PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists in the Syrian city of Afrin.

    They also prayed for the Turkish troops carrying out their duties in other places in the world.

    Mehmet Ors, head of the association, said at the event that they had gathered to express their support to the Turkish state as well as the Turkish military.

    “May Allah help our state and our military,” he added.

    Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.

    According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.

    The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria’s territorial integrity, it said.

    The military also said only terror targets are being destroyed and the “utmost care” is being taken to avoid harming civilians.

    • Turkey’s Friday sermon glorifies “armed jihad”

      A sermon sent to Turkey’s 90,000 mosques for Friday prayers by Turkish state religious authorities took as its theme the importance of jihad.

      “Engaging in armed struggle for belief, existence, nation, survival and freedom is the highest level of jihad,” the sermon said.

      “The struggle we gave only yesterday in the east, west, north and south to protect this glorious nation is the most lively witness to jihad. Gallipoli, where we triumphed with Allah’s help, is the name of an existential epic, belief, bravery and determination,” said the sermon, sent to be read out at each of Turkey’s mosques by the state Directorate of Religious Affairs.

      Jihad began with the self, and winning this inner struggle would allow for victory in external struggles as well, it said.

      “Jihad is learning Allah’s religion from the best sources and living it in the best possible way,” it said. “And if the believer can succeed in the jihad with their own flesh, then they can have victory in the jihad against the enemies of Islam.”

      However, this external jihad should not be used as an excuse to kill innocents, the sermon said.

      “Jihad is carried out in order to extinguish all forms of evil that have distorted mankind away from the reason for its creation,” it said. “Whoever it is carried out against and for whatever reason, attacks on innocent people can never be squared with the noble spirit and ideals of jihad in Islam.”

      Dutch government investigates Turkey’s jihad sermon on Afrin

      RBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The government of Netherlands is investigating a Friday sermon on jihad issued by the top Turkish Islamic body which controls thousands of mosques across Turkey and Europe, Dutch media reported.

      Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Wouter Koolmees was taking the Turkish preaching of jihad on Dutch soil “very seriously,” the daily De Telegraaf wrote on Saturday.

      The paper said it recorded the sermon at a mosque in the northern Hoorn municipality and cited a mosque-goer who confirmed that it alluded to the Turkish army’s attempted invasion of Afrin.

      Koolmees did not want the Turkish-Dutch youth to be inspired by the sermon praising holy war and martyrdom amid Turkey’s offensive on the isolated enclave of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan.

      “We have to prevent that,” the Minister said, adding he would ask for an explanation from Turkish officials.

      Relations between Ankara and Amsterdam are already strained due to a series of diplomatic crises rooted in last year.

      In an interview with Kurdistan 24, the Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld expressed concern over the Turkish campaign to capture Afrin.

      “The highest level of jihad is the armed struggle,” a part of the sermon read, praising Turkish conscripts taking part in ongoing operations as candidates of martyrdom.

      The head of Diyanet, Ali Erbas, preached the sermon while on a trip to the southern Hatay Province where he met with military officials coordinating the assault on the US-armed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin.

      In the Netherlands alone, there are at least 140 mosques operated by the Diyanet, Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, which acts as the primary Islamic authority for populations of Muslim Turkish origin in other European countries and North America.

      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself unveiled one such mosque in 2016 near Washington, DC in the United States.

      A fact sheet available on Diyanet’s website puts the number of mosques in Turkey at 87,381 as of 2016, a number 26,000 higher than that of schools across the country when compared with a report the same year by the Ministry of National Education.

      When Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch” on Syrian Kurds began, government-funded Anadolu Agency claimed special sessions of prayers for a Turkish victory were conducted at 90,000 mosques.

      The taxpayer-funded Diyanet serves only the country’s Sunni Muslim-majority population in Turkey, despite the constitution’s secular character as well as objections from religious minorities and the irreligious.

    • Germany: Op. Olive Branch a ‘legitimate right for self-defence’ – Cavusoglu

      Cavusoglu also said it was “a big mistake” to support a terrorist organisation to defeat the self-proclaimed Islamic State .

      “Supporting a terrorist organisation against another terrorist organisation is a big mistake and risking the future of the country,” Cavusoglu said, referring to United Nations supporting Kurdish ‘People’s Protection Units’ (YPG) to the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State .

      The Turkish military started launching airstrikes and rockets on Kurdish positions in Afrin shortly after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation dubbed ‘Olive Branch.’ The Turkish President also declared that the next destination for Turkish forces would be Syria’s Manbij.

      Turkey views the YPG, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

  21. Dalhousie only seeking racially visible, Indigenous candidates for senior job

    Dalhousie University is restricting its search for a new senior position to racially visible and Indigenous candidates in an effort to make the institution more diverse.

    In an email to the university community, provost and vice-president academic Carolyn Watters wrote that “community consultation is essential to the success of the search” for a new vice-provost student affairs.

    “In keeping with the principles of our employment equity policy, and with an aim to increase the representation of under-represented groups at Dalhousie, this search for a new vice-provost student affairs will be restricted to racially visible persons and Aboriginal peoples at this time,” she wrote.

    Jasmine Walsh, assistant vice-president for human resources, said while Dalhousie has done a good job of hiring diverse faculty, it has a way to go when it comes to management positions.

  22. Casel Volturno, a small ghost town in Italy, has fallen into the hands of Nigerian gangs

    North of Naples, an abandoned seaside resort has been repopulated by African clandestine and Nigerian gangs who rule prostitution and cocaine trafficking.
    At Castel Volturno, there are no more street names. The panels with the names of the street have been erased. In this ghost seaside resort, about fifty kilometers north of Naples, the streets are uneven, bumpy . NO one is picking up garbage anymore. The post-office has been closed. The school, the church, the police station too.
    At Castel Volturno, there is no law, there is no state. Half of the inhabitants are illegal Africans who occupy decapitated pavilions that have become squats. In these abandoned neighborhoods, the Nigerian mafia is at home. It rules prostitution and drug trafficking. At each corner of the street, a cerber controls his portion of territory, a stick in one hand and a phone in the other. In Castel Volturno, a journalist does not walk without an escort.
    Better to be accompanied, as was my case, by two policemen in civilian clothes, revolver at the waist. The only women we meet are Nigerian prostitutes, mostly minors, that their pimps do work on the Via Domitiana, along the sea. Price: 10 to 15 euros the pass. Some even work for 5 euros.
    “Money goes from hand to hand final destination is Nigeria. Prostitution, drugs: the sums are astronomical. The Nigerian mafia called Black Ax is made up of former soldiers who are unfeeling, lack any sensitivity. They pay a kind of tithing to Camorra of Naples who “rents” its territory ”
    20,000 houses, buildings and villas were built illegally in 1960 by the local Casalesi clan. Year after year, the Nigerians illegaly settled them. they, robbed and stoned. They call this district their own ghetto. Italians call it Bronx.

  23. Germany: One stabbed in Hamburg brawl

    Police investigated the scene of an alleged knife attack that left one person wounded in Hamburg on Saturday.

    Stains of blood and vomit could be seen on the pavement after a person was wounded in a dispute between Syrians and Afghans.

    A person who was reportedly involved in the incident was seen being taken away in a police car.

    Police cordoned off the area and multiple police vehicles arrived at the scene, in the vicinity of the Europe Passage mall on Ballindamm street.

    At least 59 people were checked in relation to the incident and five were arrested, according to reports.

    The alleged victim is an 18-year-old Syrian, who was hospitalised with knife wounds and whose condition is not life threatening.

  24. “Maths teacher Joshua Sutcliffe who ‘misgendered’ pupil shares his story with Revelation TV” Christian Concern – January 11, 2018

  25. Sweden Democrats Promise to Reduce Asylum Numbers to Zero and End Chain Migration (breitbart, Feb 18, 2018)

    “The anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats (SD) have promised to reduce both asylum claims and chain migration — or ‘family reunification’ — to zero, and pledged to turn the migration board into a “remigration” board.

    The election platform, released this week, claims that under an SD government Sweden would only take in asylum seekers from neighbouring countries. Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the party, said the SD policy, when compared to the Moderate Party, “is between 50,000 and 60,000 asylum and family immigrants per year,” Blekinge Läns Tidning reports.

    The SD has also announced that if elected they will be focusing their efforts on deportations of both failed asylum seekers and those who do not wish to remain in Sweden…”

  26. Egypt sentences 65 Islamists to jail for incitement (abcnews, Feb 18, 2018)

    “An Egyptian court has sentenced 65 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to jail over alleged incitement against the state.

    The decision late Saturday by a court in the Nile Delta city of Zagazig also acquitted eight individuals. Prosecutors say the group was caught with inflammatory leaflets opposing the army and state institutions, and calling for violence. Of the group, 44 were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, while the rest received two years.

    Under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt has waged its most sweeping crackdown on dissent in its modern history, a process that has intensified ahead of a March election in which el-Sissi faces no serious opposition.

    Most recently, police arrested Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh, a senior Islamist leader, over his alleged links to the Brotherhood.”

  27. Hungary: Orban pushes anti-migration stance as election nears

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban slammed Europe’s migration policy and called for a global alliance against migration during his annual address to the nation in Budapest on Sunday.

    Speaking on the migrant situation in Germany, Orban said that the number of “native Germans has decreased in bigger German cities.”

    “In Bavaria for instance they spend more money on migration and integration, than for economy, for the environment and for health altogether,” he added.

    Orban said that Brussels, as well as Berlin and Paris “wanted us [Hungary] to implement their politics.”

    SOT, Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister (Hungarian): “According to estimates, the rate of migrants will grow at an accelerating pace in countries west from us. I’d rather not say anything about France or the Netherlands, but for example the rate of native Germans has decreased in bigger German cities. Namely migrants choose big cities first to occupy. In Bavaria for instance they spend more money on migration, and integration, than for the economy, for the environment and for health overall.”

    SOT, Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister (Hungarian): “It is possible, that Africa cannot develop as fast as Asia did in past decades, and Africa will not be able to create worthy conditions. If the youngsters of the continent will be allowed to come north, then Europe will be under hideous pressure. Most of the migrants will come from the world of Islam. If things don’t change, there will be a muslim majority in Europe.”

    SOT, Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister (Hungarian): “No matter how absurd it is, the thing is that the danger is threatening us from the west. This danger is coming from politicians from Brussels, Berlin and Paris. They want us to implement their politics. The politics, that made them migrant-countries, which opened the door for the decadence of Christianity, and expansion of Islam. They want us to accept migrants and have a mixed population.”

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