Reader’s links for June 19, 2018

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    • Saudi Arabia will reportedly hold bidding among foreign engineering firms in order to dig a huge canal that will separate it from Qatar and basically turn the neighboring state into an island

      Yet, (Israeli) fences, and American (walls) remain an eternal no-no.

  1. Germans Slam Local School’s Decision to Buy ‘Burkinis’ For Muslim Students (sputniknews, Jun 19, 2018)

    “Although Germany’s highest court ruled two years ago that girls in Germany must attend swimming classes despite their religious beliefs, the school in Nordrhein-Westfalen has decided to supply its female students with swimsuits for Muslims.

    The Pestalozzi Gymnasium in Herne, Germany, has bought 20 “burkinis,” the German newspaper Westdeutschen Allgemeinen Zeitung reported. The head of the school — where some 800 pupils study — justified the move as being a countermeasure against the religious excuse for skipping swimming classes. According to the report, 15 girls have already used the swimsuits provided by the gymnasium.

    The initiative was not warmly welcomed by some German politicians, with CDU Vice President Julia Klöckner slamming it on her Facebook for “perpetuating a discriminatory understanding of the role of women” in a place where they should learn the concept of freedom.

    Birgit Ebel, a teacher and expert on Islam, told Sputnik in an interview that providing burkinis to Muslim girls sends a “wrong signal” and added that they must learn the rules about the equal treatment of both genders that exist in the country. She also noted that although it is in the competence of the school to teach each and every student to swim, it must not “open its doors for political Islam.”

    “We do not live in Saudi Arabia, where the sexes are separated in a total dualism and a kind of apartheid,” Ebel said.”

  2. Top Liberal Group Calls For Stabbing ICE Agents and Ripping Out their Hearts

    Top Liberal Group Calls For Stabbing ICE Agents and Ripping Out their Hearts
    Jim Hoft by Jim Hoft June 19, 2018 281 Comments

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    This was posted on Twitter on Monday.

    The Occupy Wall Street Twitter account — with over 200,000 followers — tweeted this out on Monday.

  3. Proposed Legislation For DACA Aliens Spurs Stampede
    “Separation of alien families” is an emotional artifice concocted by globalists.
    June 19, 2018
    Michael Cutler

    President Trump made border security and the effective enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws the centerpiece of his successful campaign for the presidency.

    This has enraged globalist politicians from both political parties who see in America’s borders impediments to their wealth and the wealth of their campaign contributors.

    Prior administrations have refused to take immigration law enforcement seriously and our nation has, as a direct consequence, paid one hell of a price.

    The 9/11 Commission made it clear, the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were made possible by multiple failures of the immigration system that enabled the terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves.

    The preface of the official report, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel begins with the following paragraph:

    • This has enraged globalist politicians from both political parties who see in America’s borders impediments to their wealth and the wealth of their campaign contributors.

      FINALLY, the truth outs!!!

      • Schumer is also trying to force PT to use en executive order to 1) remove the pressure on Congress to do their jobs and 2) give the Dems ammo when the Conservatives scream about Obama illegally using executive orders.

  4. Do the Dems Have a Structural Anti-Semitism Problem?
    June 19, 2018
    Daniel Greenfield

    It’s obvious why no one on the left wants to talk about Farrakhan.

    When your core allies in the black community are black nationalists who are Farrakhan fans, that’s a conversation that can’t be had. That’s why the Obama-Farrakhan photo got less coverage than a dog whose ear, CNN claimed, looked like Trump. It’s why Tamika Mallory, Keith Ellison, Shaun King and the rest of the gang quickly got a pass.

    When your political allies are anti-Semites or on very friendly terms with them, some topics are just off-limits.

    It’s a structural problem.

    That’s the point that Karin McQuillan at American Thinker makes in her article, Democrats Need Anti-Semites to Win.

  5. Comey refuses to testify to Congress, Grassley says McCabe pleads Fifth Amendment

    Fired FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before Congress on Monday to talk about his handling of the Clinton email investigation, and his fired deputy, Andrew McCabe, asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, Sen. Charles E. Grassley said.

    Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch also declined to show up for a major hearing where the Senate Judiciary Committee was looking into the inspector general’s report detailing major bungles in Mr. Comey’s handling of the Clinton investigation.

    Mr. Comey’s lawyer said he was out of the country — though Mr. Grassley, committee chairman, said he saw Mr. Comey was in Iowa over the weekend, visiting a key state in presidential campaigning.

    “He has time for book tours and television interview, but apparently no time to assist this committee,” Mr. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said.

    • According to Senate Rules the ranking member of the opposing party can block the majority from compelling witnesses to appear and testify. Do you get the idea DiFi is scared about what they may say?

      • Dianne Feinstein is one of the most unscrupulous wads of excrement to come sluicing out of the pipeline since Hillary Clinton splattered into our unprepared laps. (In many ways DiFi was at this a lot longer than HRC.)

        She, and her husband, Dick Blum, are a West-Coast, political “Bonnie & Clyde” team that have done irreparable harm to the San Francisco Bay Area, California State, and America in general.

        Oh … for when the trials begin!

  6. How Did a Former Israeli Minister Become a Spy for Iran?

    Being accused of spying on behalf of Iran is not Gonen Segev’s first controversy, though it is by far the most severe. The former Israeli lawmaker and government minister was once imprisoned for smuggling ecstasy tablets into Israel and was also convicted for credit card fraud – but none of that will prepare him for the charges he’s up against now. Segev is accused of doing intelligence work for Iran while working at a clinic in Nigeria. If charged with treason and handing information to Israel’s arch-foe, Iran, he could face life in prison or even the death penalty.

  7. Post-Ramadan Reflections on the Muslim World

    by Salim Mansur
    June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    As Ramadan drew to a close this year, the spectacle of a contrived Muslim rage on the last Friday of Islam’s sacred month — branded “Al- Qud’s [Jerusalem] Day” by Iran’s late leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – was on display across the Muslim world and in the West.

    The Qur’an, Islam’s sacred text, calls upon Muslims to fast during Ramadan as part of prayers and quiet reflection “to ward off evil.” Extremist Muslims, instead, call upon their co-religionists to display their rage against their real and imagined enemies, especially Jews. Most Muslims, however, steer away from such angry demonstrations, which degrade the meaning and purpose of their devotion to fasting and prayers during the month in which the Qur’an was first revealed to Muhammad.

    The public display of rage on the last Friday of Ramadan, which has now become a ritual since Khomeini called for it soon after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, is another vivid indicator of how deeply and fatefully divided within itself is the Muslim world.

    • Post-Ramadan Reflections on the Muslim World

      According to an old fairy tail, an acient king summoned his three daughters to the throne room in order to determine who amongst them would be most worthy to inherit the kingdom.

      His eldest daughter (and her husband) were interrogated first.

      Next, the unmarried daughter was interviewed.

      Finally, the blushing pre-teen was brought before the throne.

      Who did the King select?

      Why, the eldest daughter’s husband, of course.

      After all, this IS a fairy tale

  8. Turkey: Glorification of Murder, Martyrdom and Child Soldiers

    by Uzay Bulut
    June 19, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently announced that the government was shutting down a Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques, according to the Associated Press. “Parallel societies, political Islam and tendencies toward radicalization have no place in our country,” Kurz told reporters.

    “The move comes after images appeared on Twitter in April of children in a Turkish-backed mosque playing dead and reenacting the World War I battle of Gallipoli (in which an allied invasion of Ottoman Turkey was defeated). Their “corpses” were then covered in Turkish flags. The mosques association called the event ‘highly regrettable,'” according to the CBN News.

    These decisions by the Austrian government also follow its 2015 “Islam Law”, which bans foreign funding of religious groups and introduces a duty for Muslim organizations to have “a positive fundamental view towards [Austrian] state and society”.

    The 2015 “Islam Law” of Austria, which Erdogan was protesting, states that “The freedom of religion is secured in the Austrian Constitution – individually, collectively and cooperatively”. This freedom should not be allowed to be exploited by those who incite hate or violence for any group. European governments should be alert and take all measures available to monitor mosques — their sermons and activities — and bring to account the imams who attempt to indoctrinate Muslims in teachings that imperil the safety and liberty of others.

  9. Here is a reason to take an interest in how our kids are learning history in school.
    Prince Williams up-coming visit to the Holy Land: “’The next day’s programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories will begin with a short briefing on the history and geography of Jerusalem’s Old City from a viewing point at the Mount of Olives. From here His Royal Highness will travel a short distance to the Church of St Mary Magdalene where he will pay his respects at the tomb of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice.’”
    For around four centuries, the lands which now constitute Israel, the West Bank and Gaza were occupied by the Ottoman empire. After the First World War they were administered by Britain under the Palestine Mandate; after the 1948 Arab war of extermination against the new State of Israel the area beyond the ceasefire lines, including east Jerusalem, was illegally occupied by Jordan (which desecrated and ripped up synagogues and ancient Jewish gravestones).

  10. IS terrorise locals through mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence (alaraby, Jun 19, 2018)

    “The city of Mosul and its surrounding area has witnessed an upsurge in Islamic State attacks over the past three days, as locals criticise the lack of appropriate security strategy in the northeastern desert region to keep the extremist group under control.

    According to local sources, at least 46 people including civilians, security officers, and tribal fighters have been kidnapped in the past 72 hours, at least 20 of whom have been executed. Further attacks taking the form of ambushes on roads, IED blasts and car bombs have also been carried out in the area.

    On Monday, 30 civilians were kidnapped from the Salahuddin area and taken to an unknown location. According to the head of the Salahuddin council, Ali Nawaf, the majority of those abducted were from the local Shammar tribe. Nawaf added that 7 bodies of the abductees were found on Tuesday morning, handcuffed and left in the desert.

    The Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a Shia militia who have been battling IS in Iraq, also reported a discovery of bodies of civilians kidnapped by IS.

    In a press statement the PMF said: “a group of IS militants kidnapped 10 civilians during an ambush on the Abu Ajareb bridge, near the desert village of Hatra south of Mosul, and took them to an unknown location,” adding that they had found the bodies of seven of the abductees, who appeared to have been executed by firing squad, near the airport south of Mosul…”

  11. Over 40 Saudi Military Vehicles Destroyed in Hudaydah in 6 Days: Report (tasnimnews, Jun 19, 2018)

    “More than 44 military vehicles belonging to Saudi-led mercenaries and UAE forces have been destroyed in Hudaydah since the start on Wednesday of a Saudi-led aggression against the western Yemeni port city, a report said…”

    • Saudi-Led Coalition Failed to Capture Hudaydah Airport despite  Propaganda (tasnimnews, Jun 20, 2018)

      “he international airport of Yemen’s western city of Hudaydah still firmly resists occupation by a Saudi-led military coalition despite scores of airstrikes pouring on the compound.

      The Yemeni army, supported by allied fighters from the Popular Committees and those of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, are resisting against the enemy attacks.

      During the past few days, warplanes belonging to the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition have hit the vital airport with dozens of airstrikes, as Saudi-supported militia loyal to Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi attempt to gain ground toward the compound.

      Since Saturday, the so-called coalition has announced a number of times that they had managed to fully capture the airport, but each time it was revealed that the airport was still in the hands of Houthi fighters and Yemeni troops, and that the compound was only within the reach of repeated air raids, Press TV reported.

      On Tuesday, Ebtesam al-Mutawakel, the head of cultural front against the invaders in Hudaydah, said Yemeni army troopers and Houthis fighters had successfully repelled attacks launched by Hadi’s militia and the collation’s mercenaries…”

  12. Iran’s Branches of Power Form Joint Task Force to Counter Enemy’s Psychological War (tasnimnews, Jun 19, 2018)

    “TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani agreed to establish a joint task force to counter enemies’ psychological campaign against the Islamic Republic…”

    • Tunisia has refused 70 Moroccan entry because it suspects they are planning to illegally immigrate to Europe, the spokesperson of the Ministry of the Interior said yesterday…

      Oh … the humanity!

  13. Egypt: Families of terror victims demand $150m from Qatar Emir (memo, Jun 19, 2018)

    “A number of families of those who were killed and wounded in armed attacks in Egypt have filed a lawsuit against the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, demanding compensation of $150 million.

    The families accuse Qatar of being responsible for the killing of four officers and wounding a civilian during attacks by extremists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

    The lawsuit was based on judicial rulings that “confirm Qatar’s support for terrorist groups in Sinai”, according to Hafez Abu Saada, an Egyptian rights activist and a member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR).

    Abu Saada was referring a previous court case which saw the country’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi being handed a life term after being found guilty of “communicating with Qatar”, he said that provisions in the case were evidence of Doha’s support for a number of terror acts.

    According to its laws, Egypt can confiscate Qatari property to settle the compensation claim if Doha’s is found guilty of the charges.”

  14. Somalia’s Al-Shabaab fighters kill 8 Kenya soldiers (memo, Jun 19, 2018)

    “Eight Kenyan soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack on Sunday in northern Wajir County, VOA News reported yesterday.

    The Kenyan security forces were patrolling the Kenya-Somali border when Al-Shabaab fighters launched an ambush using artillery and an improvised explosive device (IED)…”

  15. Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report (tribune, Jun 20, 2018)

    “A confidential report by the Pakistani consul general in Houston, USA, regarding her visit to Federal Medical Center (FMC) Carswell in Texasto to Dr Aafia Siddiqui says that she has been subjected to physical and sexual abuse during her ongoing detention.

    It recommends that diplomatic authorities take up the case at the highest levels to find a way to repatriate Dr Aafia to Pakistan so that she could serve her remaining sentence in the country where her modesty and privacy would not be abused…”

  16. Ankara slams US Senate decision to block F-35 sales to Turkey (hdn, Jun 19, 2018)

    “Turkish Prime Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m on June 19 harshly criticized a U.S. Senate decision to block F-35 sales to Turkey.

    “The decision is an unfortunate development,” Y?ld?r?m told reporters.

    “Turkey is not without alternatives. Such attempts are regrettable and goes against the soul of strategic partnership,” the prime minister said…”

  17. Four-year old migrant girl dies after fall in sewer (ansamed, Jun 19, 2018)

    “Tragedy struck the Thiva refugee camp in Greece after it was revealed on Tuesday that a four-year-old girl died after falling into a sewer in an apparent accident.

    A search was initiated for the child, who was of Iraqi descent, on Monday evening after her parents reported her missing, and authorities found the child at the bottom of a deep sewer drain which was located within a fenced area.

    According to local reports, ambulance services were quick to arrive and got the girl out of the sewer at around 11pm local time, however she was reported to be dead at the scene.

    The girl’s death caused tension among the migrant community in the camp, with hundreds of refugees venting their anger by shouting and screaming at the local authorities and initially snatching and refusing to hand over the lifeless body of the girl.

    Riot police moved in to quell the unrest and persuaded the group to hand over the girl to medical services. The girl’s body was finally transported by ambulance to the nearby hospital where an autopsy will take place to confirm the cause of death.”

    • Four-year old migrant girl dies after fall in sewer

      Please forgive my insolence: Treat yer children like sh!t and see what happens.

  18. U.S. official to CNN: Israel behind strike on Syrian-Iraqi border

    Israel, not the US, was responsible for a strike on Syrian regime linked positions near the Iraqi border, a US official told CNN on Monday. Earlier, Syrian state media said that US-led coalition aircraft had bombed the position, causing deaths and injuries.

    Asked about the reported air strikes, an Israeli military spokesperson said: “We do not comment on foreign reports.”

    The attack took place in al-Harra, southeast of the town of Albu Kamal, state news agency SANA said, citing a military source. SANA said the attack caused an unspecified number of deaths and injuries.

    A commander in the alliance fighting alongside Damascus told Reuters that drones that were “probably American” had bombed the positions of Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions.

    The commander, who is not Syrian and spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the strike had killed and injured some Iraqi fighters but he did not give any numbers.

    Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, a grouping of mostly Iran-backed Shi’ite paramilitaries, said a US air strike on the Iraqi border with Syria killed 22 of its members and wounded 12 others.
    This announcement, this allegation- of an -allegation and the rationale behind it is awfully strange. JPost is presenting it just that way: as Obama-noid hearsay.

    I saw it flittering through twitter streams yesterday as the usual false-flag, Saudi-coalition infiltrators with magic armaments. Fantasy Lawrence of Arabia Redux.
    So conservative social media Omniscient Twitterati™ got a script of bull that had to be revised. We’ll learn more anon…

    • China made a mistake retaliating to Trump tariffs

      Red China “made a mistake” way back in 1949 (that cost nearly 100 MILLION lives). All other Sino-related questions or debates are being reserved for the Suggestion Box. Thankyouverymuch.

      Further questions are gratefully directed to China Uncensored. (Hat Tip: Richard.)

    • The final commentator, Hal Lambert, had some of the most telling words to say.

      (Hat tip: Richard): Too many people have NOT been, and are NOT in a less-than-panic-stricken-screeching-mode, when it comes to honestly telling us about how, “Communist China needs America a lot more than America needs the ChiComs“.

      If the United States cannot operate on this equational basis, then we’re screwed, blued, and tattooed.

      It’s time to take these perpetual global cheats to the woodshed. Eh?

    • … American lawmakers are finally demanding accountability concerning the disarmament of Hezbollah.

      Bwahahahahahahahaha!!! Puhleeese!!!

  19. Rocket barrage on southern Israel, IDF attacks in Gaza

    30 rockets fired towards southern Israel. IDF attacks in Gaza three times.

    Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of 30 rockets at southern Israel overnight Tuesday.

    The IDF said that seven rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and that at least three rockets missed their mark and landed in the Gaza Strip.

    There are no reports of injuries or damages.

    The IDF attacked targets in Gaza three times during the night. In the third air strike, shortly before 6:00 a.m., IDF forces attacked 11 terrorist targets in four military compounds belonging to Hamas, including an underground training facility.

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