Reader’s links, May 2, 2018

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    • Just like Islam, this has “unhappy ending” written all over it.

      Transgenders have insanely elevated suicide rates. Where’s this going to go?

      • Not Transgenders, rather our own government that submitted to such insanity, including Youth Protection Services and Human Rights Commission. Nobody took into account the psychological welfare of the children.

  1. Starbucks Fights Racism, Bows to Anti-Semitism
    Overpriced coffee chain fears offending Jew-haters.
    May 2, 2018
    Daniel Greenfield

    When a Philadelphia Starbucks manager called the police after two black men refused to leave, the chain of events ended with the burnt taste of the overpriced coffee chain colluding with anti-Semitism.

    Starbucks reacted to the brief arrest by blaming the police, but Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who is African-American, initially said that his officers, “did absolutely nothing wrong”. But then he was forced to offer a bewildering apology to the arrested men, the officers and the entire city.

    “It is me who in large part made most of the situation worse than it was,” he announced.

    But that wasn’t Ross. It was Black Lives Matter and other black nationalist groups which targeted the coffee chain, chanting, “Starbucks coffee is anti-black”. And to appease them, Starbucks rolled out a major company retraining effort overseen by former Attorney General Eric Holder, along with Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP, Heather McGhee of Demos and Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL. Greenblatt was the only non-black civil rights leader on the list.

    • … Starbucks rolled out a major company retraining effort overseen by former Attorney General Eric Holder…

      What could possibly go wrong?!?

      [Glad I saved this favorite line]

  2. Chinese Baffled by Marxist Dictatorship Americans Live Under
    May 2, 2018
    Daniel Greenfield

    We look at other societies sometimes and are baffled by their crazy beliefs.

    Why do the North Koreans worship a short, fat bald guy as their Communist deity? Why do Muslims think that virgins in paradise will be waiting for them if they kill infidels? Why were the Nazis convinced that a short dark-haired syphilitic embodied the Aryan master race? Why did the inhabitants of Easter Island bankrupt themselves building a bunch of giant stone heads?

    But, these days our country is incomprehensibly crazy. Or at least the media outlets, cultural, political and corporation organizations are run by a crazy identity politics cult. That no one else understands.

    • But, these days our country is incomprehensibly crazy. Or at least the media outlets, cultural, political and corporation organizations are run by a crazy identity politics cult.

      The price to be paid for this uselessly polarized lunacy will be both painful and beyond belief. This divided America faces a healing process that will take many years and a similar number of billions of dollars.

      At day’s end, the sociopolitical media hype artistes who spun up this vile divide that caused this American split will need to answer for why they splintered such a fine market for the sake of tiny extra shares from these micro-sectors. Damn them all to everlasting hell.

  3. Media Conspiracy Theorists Draw Ukraine and Russia into Trump Conspiracy
    May 2, 2018
    Daniel Greenfield

    I wouldn’t have guessed 2 years ago that most of the media would spend its time spinning Truther style conspiracy theories about Trump. Or that those same conspiracy theories would be interlinked with a special prosecutor.

    But here we are.

    The Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN and the rest of the media backtrail spend most of their time pumping out conspiracy theories and calling it journalism. The only difference between them and the Truthers or the Moon Landing Never Happened people is the size of their budgets. The conspiracy theories make every bit as little sense.

    The latest wrinkle claims that Trump bribed Ukraine with weapons sales to stop cooperating with Mueller.

    A few things here…

  4. Deny Access to Caravan Arrivals
    Border standoff shows need for wall, tougher stand against Mexican regime and its leftist collaborators.
    May 2, 2018
    Lloyd Billingsley

    The caravan of Central Americans marching through Mexico recently showed up at the U.S. border near San Diego, where according to news reports the arrivals are “taunting watchful U.S. authorities.” Pueblo Sin Fronteras, organizer of the caravan, portrays the Central Americans as legitimate refugees who deserve asylum in the United State and said in an online post that “the group of mothers and fathers” would wait “until CBP (Customs and Border Protection) is willing to follow the law and process their requests.”

    So at this writing it’s something of a standoff, but the marchers have gained much free publicity from the old-line establishment media. Rodrigo Abeja, a Mexico-based organizer with Pueblo Sin Fronteras, told NBC news that the original caravan included “20 youths who identify as LGBT and about 400 women.” NBC did not interview any of the women or LBGT youths about their need to demand asylum in the United States.

    Daniella Burgi-Palomino of the Latin American Working Group told NBC “People are not leaving for economic reasons or to take advantage of a system in the U.S. They have real valid claims of fear of returning to the country.” NBC simply accepted those claims uncritically and echoed the official description of the caravan as Viacrucis, the “Migrants Way of the Cross.” On the other hand, NBC provided little information on caravan organizers.

  5. In recent years, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) has used Mongi Dhaouadi, a supposed expert on muslim matters, and a member of CAIR . Dhaouadi has been considered the expert on muslim issues for Blumenthal, which creates serious concerns on several fronts.

    First, CAIR has been tied to terrorism and creating chaos in promoting protests and lawsuits against conservative’s, christians, and christian organizations. Breitbart News reported that:

  6. A Muslim Genocide of Christians in Nigeria
    Two priests slaughtered while conducting morning mass are the latest victims.
    May 2, 2018
    Raymond Ibrahim

    Around 30 Muslim herdsmen stormed a church during early morning mass and massacred nearly 20 parishioners and two clergymen on April 24 in Nigeria.

    Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha were slaughtered while officiating at the altar of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mbalom village, Benue. Worshippers were gathered in the church for the daily 5:30 a.m. service when they heard gunshots.

    “People started scampering and wailing,” said Terhemen Angor, a local resident. Several people were “gunned down in cold blood while many sustained injuries including bullet wounds… After attacking the church, the invaders descended on the community and razed over 60 houses. The community is on fire and deserted, people are fleeing to neighbouring villages hoping to find a safe haven for their families.”

    • Around 30 Muslim herdsmen stormed a church during early morning mass and massacred nearly 20 parishioners and two clergymen on April 24 in Nigeria.

      Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha were slaughtered while officiating at the altar of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mbalom village, Benue. Worshippers were gathered in the church for the daily 5:30 a.m. service when they heard gunshots.

      Identify where those “30 Muslim herdsmen” came from and apply napalm liberally.

      • This was also the way that those muslim civilians following the jihad conquest of north Africa exterminated the locals who were not allowed to interfere with their goats who ate their crops(and much more) and caused wholesale famine and the classical desertification that followed muslims everywhere. Goat herding tribesmen are the personification of islam.

  7. Rich Venezuelan Socialists Live the High Life In Florida
    While their compatriots starve back home.
    May 2, 2018
    David Paulin

    Venezuela’s spectacular collapse evokes memories of other such socialist nightmares. Blessed with fantastic oil wealth, Venezuela was once the region’s richest nation. But after years of leftist policies culminating in Cuban-style socialism, the oil-rich yet impoverished South American nation is now in the throes of a humanitarian crisis – near famine conditions and a hemorrhage of poor refugees pouring into neighboring countries. Venezuela’s collapse is like other socialist nightmares in another respect: corruption.

    Many top officials and friends of the regime have gotten filthy rich through corruption. This is nothing new, to be sure. Like other Third World petrostates, Venezuela has long been a kleptocracy, ranked over the years by corruption watchdog Transparency International as one of the world’s most corrupt nations. Venezuela’s corruption gravy train, however, soared to epic levels under what the late President Hugo Chávez and successor Nicolás Maduro called “twenty-first-century socialism.” Corrupt officials and insiders got rich in a variety of ways: kick-back schemes and bribes involving state industries; sleazy currency-exchange deals and money laundering; and other nefarious deals – from outright theft of state assets to drug trafficking. Corruption flourished due to a dark side of human nature: absolute power corrupts absolutely. Venezuela’s already fragile democracy was destroyed.

    • Rich Venezuelan Socialists Live the High Life In Florida
      While their compatriots starve back home.

      This is why lamp posts and piano wire were invented.

      • I got in trouble once for using the term, “piano wire”. I was harshly told it was a misnomer for ‘concertina wire’.

        I sorta get it. I mean what is a concertina without a piano, i guess.

        Would love to know the facts.

        • IIRC the main conspirators in the Hitler assassination attempt were hanged with piano wire and a film made which was compulsory viewing for young SS and Wehrmacht officers. Even the Waffen SS officers who watch it were appalled.

        • Concertina wire is either barb or razor wire laid out in such a way as to slow down the attackers.

          Piano wire or Guiter strings are used in garottes.

  8. Art Museum Sells White Art to Buy Black Art
    May 2, 2018
    Daniel Greenfield

    I’m putting “art” in quotation marks as none of this is art. (Your tastes may vary.) But it is the inevitable next step in cultural racial virtue signaling.

    Lots of museum leaders talk about wanting to diversify their collections. Christopher Bedford, the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, is actually doing it—though not everyone may agree with his tactics.

    Next month, the museum is due to sell off seven works from its collection by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and other 20th-century titans. The proceeds from the sale of these works by white men—a sum that could exceed $12 million—will be used to create a “war chest” to fund future acquisitions of cutting-edge contemporary art, specifically by women and artists of color.

    That really adds up to selling “works” of random shapes and colors that have no aesthetic value for other works with random shapes and colors created by black people.

    The only thing this properly highlights (aside from the absurdity of modern post-aesthetic art) is the pointless racialization of everything. I doubt anyone could look at the two examples being put forward by the Baltimore Museum of Art and decide which was the work of a white man and which was the work of a black man.

    • Next month, the museum is due to sell off seven works from its collection by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and other 20th-century titans.

      That’s the problem, right there. It’s not a matter of borrowing from Peter to pay Paul, it’s more like borrowing from Fellini to pay Dali (except that the latter example is more promising).

  9. Last week a riot broke out in the French town of Nantes over the decision of the local county to lower the monthly welfare payments to refugees, France Bleu reports.

    According to the department, the decision was made after it was discovered that the refugees inside the centre were using the money to buy drugs and resell them. This is a common problem in certain refugee populations.

    The riot was so violent that the police had to intervene. There were a lot of damages inside the asylum centre: broken windows, destroyed furniture, and computers. All had been broken by the refugees.

    • The riot was so violent that the police had to intervene. There were a lot of damages inside the asylum centre: broken windows, destroyed furniture, and computers. All had been broken by the refugees.

      Be still, my beating heart.

  10. According to a new report, Barron Trump is facing bullying at school over his father.

    Hollywood Life reports that the youngest Trump is “Reportedly getting bullied for his father’s current problems. ‘Worst of all, her heart breaks for her son who gets regularly teased at school and has a hard time defending his father to his classmates,’ the insider shared.”

    “It’s so unfortunate for someone so young and innocent to have to deal with that so we definitely hope that Barron and Melania feel better soon,” the article continues.

    • Hardly unexpected. Let’s hope that daddy has him martial arts trained and he hurts a few that try violence as that is the ONLY way to stop it.

  11. A woman from Kalmar was gang raped by three Afghans after a dinner party, Fria Tider reports. The refugees violently assaulted the woman during a walk. They made fun of her, raped her and took very disturbing pictures of her during the attack.

    In September 2017 the woman, a mother of a toddler, had a dinner party at her and her husband’s residence in Kalmar. In the evening she took a walk and when she began to feel unwell, she rang her husband. Just after the refugee “minors” appeared and began following her.

    Having followed her a little while, they attacked her and forced her down a small road. “They laughed at me like it was fun. They pulled down my trousers and panties”, the victim said during the trial.

    The three Afghans all raped her. Fortunately for her, she was later found by the police, who had been contacted by her troubled husband.

    When the woman got home from hospital she was in terrible condition. “I hope I never see her like that again”, said the husband during the trial.

  12. CHRIS TOMLINSON2 May 201893

    A French police officer in Paris was taken to hospital with serious injuries after an illegal migrant rammed him with his car during a routine police traffic stop.
    The incident occurred Monday afternoon in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, one of the most famous and touristic areas of the city where the iconic Champs Elysées is located.

    The alleged attacker, an unidentified 54-year-old man, was said to be well-known to the police and had been recently released from prison for robbery, French radio broadcaster Europe1 reports.

    According to news website Actu17, the alleged attacker was not only living in France as an illegal immigrant but was also driving the car involved in the incident without a licence.

  13. A MAN ended up behind bars after being found in a Dunfermline street with an offensive weapon, a potato peeler.

    Scott Walker, 39, of the James Bank Hostel, James Street, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

    He admitted that on Saturday in Appin Crescent, a public place, he was in possession of an object that which had a blade or was sharply pointed, namely a potato peeler.

  14. BREAKING Trump JUST Scored HUGE N. Korean Victory

    North Korea has released three US detainees in the country, according to media reports, and it meets some of President Donald Trump demands for Pyongyang to demonstrate sincerity before the historic meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un.

    Kim Dong-cheol, Kim Sang-deok, and Kim Hak-seong — three US citizens detained in North Korea for years — have been released from a suspected labor camp and given health treatment and ideological education in Pyongyang, according to the Financial Times.

    “We heard it through our sources in North Korea late last month. We believe that Mr Trump can take them back on the day of the US-North Korea summit or he can send an envoy to take them back to the US before the summit,” said Choi Sung-ryong, who campaigns for the release of detainees in North Korea.

    The news follows Trump’s hawkish National Security Adviser, John Bolton, calling for the release of the detainees. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly spoke with Kim about the detainees during the pair’s secretive meeting in April.

    • Kim Dong-cheol, Kim Sang-deok, and Kim Hak-seong — three US citizens detained in North Korea for years — have been released from a suspected labor camp and given health treatment and ideological education in Pyongyang, according to the Financial Times.

      Get them out. Debrief them. Go from there…

      Keep the Norks off-tempo (chess reference).

  15. Iran Faces Economic Challenges as Its Currency Plunges

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The sharp decline in the value of the Iranian currency is causing upheaval in the Iranian economy and challenging the government and the banking sector. The local currency’s plunge to a rate of 6,000 tomans to the dollar, despite the high level of oil and gas revenues, reflects a lack of trust between the citizens and the banking system. A consideration of Iran’s economic policy sheds light on the limitations of the “dual economy” practiced by the Islamic Republic since its inception.

    At a time when Iran’s moves in the geopolitical sphere are getting the lion’s share of public attention, economic processes are occurring that will bear consequences for the power of the Islamic Republic. The recent sharp decline in the value of the local currency against the dollar reflects the severity of Iran’s economic plight. When the local currency plummeted to below the benchmark of 6,000 tomans to the dollar, currency trading came to a halt. The efforts of Iran’s central bank to stabilize the rate at 4,200 tomans failed, prompting the closure of the currency conversion market.

    A look at the local-currency exchange rate in the early days of the Islamic Republic highlights the dire straits of the currency relative to today’s global market. In the wake of the revolution, the Iranian currency’s exchange rate stood at seven tomans to the dollar, while on the free market the dollar was traded for ten tomans. It is no surprise, then, that the recent plunge in the currency’s value and the distrust between the citizens and the banking system have led some members of parliament to demand the immediate dismissal of Valy Allah Seif, president of the central bank.

    • This is an interesting development, Iran may fall apart before we have to do anything about their nuclear weapons development. If The Donald can bring about the collapse of Iran as well as the surrender of North Korea he will deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

        • The peace prize and to a lesser degree the literature prize, are a sop to the lobbyists and frankly I would reject one if offered (highly unlikely : ))as they are a joke. Even the others are susceptible to politics and cronyism.

      • All that’s required is drilling the few, decrepit, gasoline refineries that Iran has left operating. Halting India’s re-supply of Iran’s gasoline or Diesel flow would be much easier. A few tariffs here and there and HEY PRESTO!, no more refinery products exported to Iran. See: Khodkafa’i (admittedly dated – although excellent).

        Without that BILLION BUCKS 0bama sent their way, once the gasoline and Diesel flow got shut off, the Iranian economy would have mere weeks or months, at best, before everything (literally) imploded.

        • Not necessary. Do NOT penalize the citizenry. Strategies have evolved. Other forces, much more refined, are at work. Iran will fall before September and with very little civilian bloodshed.

    • I wrote such last week, but it actually started happening two+ weeks ago.
      Banks are being emptied and citizenry bank withdrawal quota is clearly insufficient even for a few hours of survival re cost of living.

      That said, much worse is happening. Double-agents and now, female infiltration through male disguise, fake beards and all.

      How to bring down a regime? Psychological kinetic warfare, aka paranoia.

  16. Egypt places Morsi and 1,529 others on ‘terror list’ (memo, May 2. 2018)

    “The Cairo Criminal Court has reordered the names of former President, Mohamed Morsi, and 1,529 other Muslim Brotherhood members to be placed on the state “terror list” for another five years, the official state Gazette reported on Monday.

    A legal source who preferred not to be named said the court’s decision is based on a new law issued by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi earlier this month which allows transferring the Muslim Brotherhood funds to the state treasury and not only to freeze them.

    According to the source, the court’s decision was issued “in anticipation of a final decision by the Court of Cassation on 4 July, which is expected to cancel the previous sentences to confiscate the defendants’ funds or remove their names from the terror list.””

  17. Protesters demand eradication of slavery in Mauritania (memo, May 2, 2018)

    “Hundreds of politicians and human rights activists demonstrated in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Sunday evening to demand “an end to all forms of slavery in the country”, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.

    According to the agency, the demonstrators marched through a number of streets in the capital calling on the government to work hard to eliminate all forms of slavery.

    The demonstration was organised by the Standing Committee for the Charter on the Political, Economic and Social Rights of Haratins in Mauritania. Haratin are oasis-dwellers in the Sahara.

    Last month, a court in the country sentenced three slave owners to prison terms ranging from ten to 20 years.

    Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery, when in 1981 a presidential decree abolished the practice. However, no criminal laws were passed to enforce the ban. In 2007, “under international pressure”, the government passed a law allowing slaveholders to be prosecuted.”

  18. Turk arrested after crossing border into Greece: police (ahram, May 2, 2018)

    “Police in Greece on Wednesday said they had arrested a Turkish man for illegal entry, near the border area where Turkey captured two Greek soldiers in March.

    The man, who says he is a civilian, was arrested in the Evros River border area whilst operating a digger.

    He was arrested for illegally entering the country, local police said.

    In March, two Greek soldiers were caught after crossing the border, claiming to have lost their way in the fog.

    They were charged with espionage and have been held in pre-trial detention in Turkey ever since, sparking a diplomatic row between Athens and Ankara.

    Turkey has sought to link the incident with the case of eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece following the failed 2016 army coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    Athens has demanded the Greek soldiers’ release, but Erdogan over the weekend said his government would consider the case if Athens extradited the Turkish soldiers, whom Ankara has branded terrorists.

    But Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday rejected the suggestion of a swap deal.

    Greece’s Supreme Court has ruled that the eight men will not be extradited, despite Turkish demands for them to face charges at home. The men deny involvement in the coup attempt.

    Earlier this week, Turkish hackers hijacked the website of state news agency ANA and the Greek portal of Japanese automakers Suzuki to post messages accusing Greece of harbouring terrorists.”

  19. Afghanistan’s first fixed-wing air force pilot granted asylum in US (khaama, May 2, 2018)

    “The US government has positively responded to the application of Nilofar Rahmani and has granted her asylum due to the fears of persecution she faced in Afghanistan, it has been reported.

    Rahmani, Afghanistan’s first fixed-wing air force pilot, had applied for the asylum after reaching in United States in 2015.

    She was informed regarding the decision of the government to grant asylum on Monday, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    Kimberly Motley, Rahmani’s lawyer, told the paper her client received death threats from insurgents and members of her extended family, as well as condemnation from Afghan government officials. She first came to the United States in 2015 for training.

    Motley further added that Rahmani’s family has relocated several times due to death threats. “If she were to return to Afghanistan, she would be in fear of her safety,” Motley said.

    Rahmani was awarded the International Women of courage Award by the US Department of State in 2015.

    In regards to her decision to seek asylum in US, the Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesman Mohammad Radmanish told the WSJ that Rahmani “has the right to live where she wants.”

  20. New details emerge on daring Mossad operation in Iran

    On Jan. 31, 10 days before Israel shot down an Iranian drone that breached its airspace, the Iranians discovered the security breach in their nuclear archive, attempted to catch the perpetrators and were “right on their tail,” officials say.

    …on Jan. 31, 10 days before an Iranian drone breached Israeli airspace and was downed by an Israel Air Force Apache helicopter, the Iranians discovered the massive security breach, attempted to chase after the perpetrators, and were even “right on their tail.”

    Nevertheless, the Mossad agents managed to get the documents and themselves out of Iran. Most of the details surrounding the daring mission remain classified, including the codename the spy agency assigned the operation.

    Once the sensitive material arrived in Israel, numerous discussions were held to determine what to do with it. Some believed that, similar to past instances, the information should be anonymously leaked to foreign media outlets. Ultimately, however, due to a combination of factors, the decision was made to go public with the information without compromising intelligence sources and methods.

    The translation of the documents required a large team of analysts, nuclear experts and Farsi speakers specially recruited for the task.

    According to the report, the Mossad eventually exhausted its resources and asked the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate to assist in the translation and analysis operation.

  21. Number of migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece up by 17 percent: Frontex (hurriyetdailynews, May 2, 2018)

    “The percentage of migrants bound for Greece from Turkey has increased by 17 percent in the past 4-5 weeks, Fabrice Leggeri, Director of Europe’s border protection agency Frontex told a German daily on May 1.

    The reason for the increase in the number of migrants attempting to cross into Europe is because there are more people coming westwards from Syria, Iran and Iraq, Leggeri said.

    He also called for enhanced border protection for Europe and urged authorities to realize a consistent deportation system despite the heavy pressure of the number of incoming migrants.

    According to the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, 2,900 people have arrived in the eastern Greek province of Evros across from the Turkish border so far in April. Most of them were determined to be Syrian and Iraqi families.

    This is equivalent to half the estimated land arrivals recorded in all of 2017, outpacing arrivals by sea, the agency said.

    “It’s too early to know the causes of the increase … More time is needed to say if the flow really is shifting,” said Izabella Cooper, a spokeswoman for Frontex, which has a staff of 26 officers in the area…”

  22. 200 migrants in south German town prevent deportation of man to Congo (thelocal, May 2, 2018)

    “A police operation took place in Baden-Württemberg after about 200 migrants used force to prevent the deportation of a Congolese man on Tuesday.

    The 23-year-old man was to be deported from where he was staying, a refugee accommodation in the small town of Ellwangen.

    But the police decided to withdraw after some 200 migrants attempted to prevent the detention, with some of them threatening violence. The three patrols cars saw themselves as outnumbered.

    Support from other police forces was nowhere in sight; it would have taken several hours for other forces to organize and arrive on the scene.

    The large group of migrants mainly from Africa had surrounded the patrol cars and pestered the police. Some of the men hit the police patrol cars and the vehicles were damaged as a result, reports the Stuttgarter Zeitung (SZ).

    The migrants then sent a security officer from the refugee home to act as an intermediary and gave the police an ultimatum: take the Congolese man’s handcuffs off within two minutes, otherwise they would storm the entrance gate of the accommodation.

    The police decided to give the security officer a key so that he could release the 23-year-old from his handcuffs.

    “They were so aggressive and threatened us more and more, so that we had to leave the man behind,” a policeman told the SZ.

    The Congolese migrant has reportedly since gone into hiding.”

  23. 50 terror suspects from 11 countries nabbed in 10 days (saudigazette, May 2, 2018)

    “JEDDAH — As many as 50 terror suspects belonging to 11 countries have been arrested during the past 10 days.

    The arrested suspects include a Russian expatriate, the fourth Russian to be detained on charges related to terrorism.

    Three Russian nationals were arrested earlier, according to the Nafethah electronic portal established by the Interior Ministry for detainees to communicate with their families.

    It said a Lebanese national was arrested recently to join his three other compatriots who were nabbed in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.

    An Eritrean national was arrested on April 24, the first man from this Horn of Africa country to be held on terrorism charges.

    A Canadian national has also been arrested raising the number of the detained Canadians to three. The two others were held separately in 2016 and 2017.

    According to the Nafethah window, a national from Kyrgyzstan was recently detained to join another who was apprehended in 2016.

    The 11 countries to which the 50 suspects belong are Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Canada, Eritrea, Lebanon and Russia.”

  24. Marion Smith: On May 1, remember that Socialism is slavery
    April 30. 2018 8:28PM

    One year ago today, an activist named Daniel Llorente interrupted the Workers’ Day march in Havana, Cuba. Wearing the Cuban flag T-shirt, Llorente unfurled an American flag over his head and ran in front of the procession replete with photos of Fidel Castro. He was tackled by undercover agents of the state. But for a brief moment, a Cuban dissident flew the American flag in Havana during the official celebration of The Socialist Revolution.

    The Cuban regime tries to take credit for the improvement of their people’s lives. It staked its legitimacy on the supposed emancipation and well-being of the working class. But the Cuban regime showed its colors by silencing Llorente and thousands of Cuban dissidents. Socialist regimes denigrate the very workers they claim to represent.

    When the International Socialist Conference declared May 1 International Worker’s Day in 1898, it advocated for child labor laws, improvements in pay and safety regulations, and for the rights of workers to form independent organizations to advocate on their behalf. But by embracing Karl Marx’s theories of human nature and violent action, the early Socialists undermined their own aspirations.

    Far from ushering in a more equitable society, socialist movements that subscribed to Marxist ideology engendered a new form of slavery in the modern world. In the USSR, unenthusiastic work was considered a treasonous offense, “counter-revolutionary sabotage” that resulted in prison or death. Whenever a factory or harvest underperformed arbitrary regime quotas, the laborers were blamed for sabotaging the revolution. When the 1932 Ukrainian harvest underperformed after Stalin collectivized farms, he blamed the farmers and workers and forced them to starve en masse. Millions perished.

  25. “Jerome Corsi Live Stream – Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – update current events”
    Jerome Corsi – Streamed live 4 hours ago – May 2, 2018

  26. A California family has been fined for holding weekly Bible studies in their home, meetings that are allegedly in violation of the city’s zoning regulations.

    Stephanie and Chuck Fromm have been living in their San Juan Capistrano home for 18 years and were shocked when they received a notice of violation from the city. They have already been fined $300 and have been told they will be fined an additional $500 per meeting if they continue to meet without a Conditional Use Permit.

    But they’re not backing down.

    “Nobody should be able to tell us what we can do in our home,” Stephanie Fromm said. “Since when do we have to qualify who we have at our house and what we’re doing?”

    Note: double-edged sword…

  27. building in North Haven exploded Wednesday night and a massive fire is burning. The explosion occurred as police and a SWAT team were outside dealing with a person who had barricaded himself in a house on Quinnipiac Avenue after a domestic violence incident, police said.

    Six police officers were injured when the barn exploded, but initial reports are that their injuries are not serious.

    State police SWAT teams and explosive specialists have been called in to assist North Haven police at the scene of a house explosion.

    The incident began Wednesday afternoon with a domestic violence incident that was reported to North Haven police, said state police Master Sgt. Marc Gelven. The man barricaded himself in the home and police and a regional SWAT team responded.


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