Reader’s Links for June 23, 2018

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  1. Angry residents and devout Muslims have hit out at motorists clogging up a packed city street during Eid.
    Last week, during the loud and bright celebrations of Chaand Raat – the final day of Ramadan – dozens of drivers descended on Ladypool Road in Sparkbrook.
    It is claimed that celebrations went on until 5am, with fireworks being set off along the busy high street while motorists continually beeped their horns.
    The scenes that night (June 14) has since led to an online petition being set up , calling for police officers to crackdown on those out driving and causing nuisance during Eid.
    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/furious-muslim-community-call-police-14817175

    • The scenes that night (June 14) has since led to an online petition being set up, calling for police officers to crack down on those out driving and causing nuisance during Eid.

      Effing priceless!

      Coudn’t happen to a nicer bunch, and all that overly-abundant tommyrot…

      Oops! Isn’t this where I’m contractually obliged to squeeze out a tear?!?

      Makeup!!!

  2. Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of ‘Allah’ (abcnews, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/man-charged-bike-path-killings-speaks-court-allah-56096842

    “The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court Friday over a prosecutor’s objection, invoking “Allah” and defending the Islamic State.

    Sayfullo Saipov, 30, raised his hand to speak immediately after U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick set an Oct. 7, 2019 date for the Uzbek immigrant’s trial.

    Earlier, he had pleaded not guilty through his lawyer to the latest indictment in the Oct. 31 truck attack near the World Trade Center. A prosecutor said the Justice Department will decide by the end of the summer whether to seek the death penalty against Saipov, who lived in Paterson, New Jersey, before the attack.

    Speaking through an interpreter for about 10 minutes, Saipov said the decisions of a U.S. court were unimportant to him. He said he cared about “Allah” and the holy war being waged by the Islamic State.

    At the prompting of Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Houle, Broderick interrupted Saipov to read him his rights, including that anything he said in court could be used against him.

    “I understand you, but I’ m not worried about that at all,” Saipov said.

    “So the Islamic State is not fighting for land, like some say, or like some say, for oil. They have one purpose, and they’re fighting to impose Sharia (Islamic law) on earth,” he said.

    After Saipov spoke more, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Beaty interrupted him to object that the judge was letting Saipov make the kind of statement publicly that special restrictions placed on him in prison would otherwise prevent, including discussing “terrorist propaganda.”

    The judge said he believed Saipov was nearing the end of his remarks and let him finish before warning him that he was unlikely to let him speak out in court again in a similar manner. Saipov, though, would be given a chance to testify if his case proceeds to trial and, if convicted, could speak at sentencing.

    Saipov thanked the judge for letting him speak but added at one point: “I don’t accept this as my judge.”

    Prosecutors had been seeking an April 2019 trial date. Houle said the families of the dead and the dozens who were injured deserve a “prompt and firm trial date.”

    “The victims here are anxious now when that trial is going to be,” she said. “The public deserves a speedy trial, and the surviving victims deserve to know when that trial is going to be.”

    Defense lawyers have said the government should accept a guilty plea and a sentence of life in prison without parole to provide victims’ families and the public with closure.

    David Patton, a lawyer for Saipov, said he would need extra time to make legal challenges to the charges if death is sought. He also cited the difficulty of gathering information for the defense case overseas and in the United States.

    A defense attorney said Saipov has had only telephone contact with his mother, father and sister since his arrest because they cannot get approval to travel to the United States. Prosecutors said those decisions were made by the State Department.”

  3. Clash leave 6 militants, 2 soldiers dead in Pakistan (abcnews, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/clash-leave-militants-soldiers-dead-pakistan-56104379

    “Pakistan’s army says it killed six militants in a search operation in South Waziristan near the Afghan border where two soldiers were also killed in the clash.

    A military statement says the operation was conducted Saturday in the Spina Mela area based on information that some militants entered there from Afghanistan disguised as tribesmen being repatriated into the area.

    The tribes were dislocated from Spina Mela for a military operation in 2009 and were being repatriated.

    The statement says weapons and communications tools were seized from the scene. It says the militants were in contact with their handlers in the Paktia province of Afghanistan.

    Mohammad Khurasani, spokesman for Pakistani Taliban militants, claimed his group attacked the troops in South Waziristan.”

  4. Austria’s Strache expects EU chain reaction if Germany blocks borders (reuters, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-austria/austrias-strache-expects-eu-chain-reaction-if-germany-blocks-borders-idUSKBN1JJ0D2?il=0

    “ZURICH (Reuters) – Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said on Saturday he expects a chain reaction across the European Union if Germany closes its borders to refugees.

    “That’s the logical consequence, and we are prepared for it and will similarly protect our borders,” Strache told Austrian broadcaster Oe1’s Mittagsjournal program, adding that Italy was taking similar measures.

    EU nations have been at loggerheads over migration since a spike in arrivals from the Middle East in 2015, when more than a million migrants reached its shores across the Mediterranean.

    “It can’t come to a renewed (migration) wave like the one seen in 2015 again,” Strache said…”

  5. Turkish police detain 47 suspected coup supporters: CNN Turk (reuters, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security/turkish-police-detain-47-suspected-coup-supporters-cnn-turk-idUSKBN1JJ06D?il=0

    “ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police have detained 47 people in an operation targeting alleged supporters within the army of a network accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed military coup two years ago, private broadcaster CNN Turk said on Saturday.

    The operation, which began on Tuesday, targeted 124 people accused of being followers of U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, CNN Turk said.

    Ankara accuses Gulen of being behind the abortive putsch on July 15, 2016, a charge he denies.

    The suspects were said to have operated as religious guides for high-ranking military personnel, it said. The operation, which focused on the central Turkish city of Konya and was spread over 31 provinces, comes ahead of Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey.

    Turkey has detained 160,000 people and dismissed nearly the same number of state employees since the coup attempt, the U.N. human rights office said in March. Of that number, more than 50,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail during trial.

    Critics of President Tayyip Erdogan say he has used the failed putsch as a pretext to quash dissent. Turkey says the measures are necessary to combat threats to national security.

    Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for a decade and a half, is tipped to win the presidential election but possibly only in a run-off set for early July, opinion polls suggest.”

  6. Boko Haram raid kills five in Nigeria: residents (news24, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/boko-haram-raid-kills-five-in-nigeria-residents-20180623

    “At least five people were killed and six others injured in a nighttime Boko Haram raid and suicide attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, residents told AFP on Saturday

    A male suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a group of residents sleeping in the open in Tungushe village in Borno state at about 00:15.

    The blast was followed by indiscriminate gunfire from Boko Haram jihadists lurking in the dark, said Mustapha Muhammad, a civilian militia leader in the area…”

  7. Russian MoD: Syrian Army, FSA Repel al-Nusra Attack in South De-escalation Zone (sputniknews, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201806231065697809-russia-nusra-front-syria-southern-deescalation-zone-attack/

    “Tensions in the southern de-escalation zone have intensified amid an anti-terrorist operation conducted by the Syrian Army.

    The Russian Defense Ministry has stated that the Syrian government forces, jointly with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), has repelled over a thousand al-Nusra Front* attacks in the southern de-escalation zone.

    As a result of the attack, five Syrian soldiers were killed and 19 others injured, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “At present, Syrian soldiers are engaged in defensive battles, the loss of government troops amounted to 5 people killed and 19 wounded. In addition, residents of these settlements were hit by terrorists,” a Defense Ministry statement reads…”

  8. Iraqi Military Air Strikes Against Daesh Kill 45 Militants (sputniknews, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201806231065699452-iraq-daesh-strikes/

    “Iraq has been carrying out strikes against Daesh* in Syria since it received intelligence about threats to its security.

    “Iraqi F-16 jets carried out a successful air strike that targeted a meeting of Daesh leaders… in the Hajin area within Syrian territory. The operation resulted in the complete destruction of the targets, and the killing of around 45 terrorists,” the Iraqi military’s statement reads.

    According to the army, those killed in the attack included Daesh “deputy war minister”, one of its “media emirs”, the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s personal courier and its chief of police.

    The successful military advance comes in the wake of the recent achievements in the area: earlier in June, the Iraqi Air Force destroyed a Daesh command center in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor.

    The Iraqi military has been attacking Daesh-controlled border areas in Syria as the country’s intelligence regularly reports about threats to its security.

    Last month, the Iraqi Prime Minister vowed that the country would “take all necessary measures if they threaten the security of Iraq,” referring to the militants.”

  9. Protesters descend on Kirstjen Nielsen’s home: ‘No justice, no sleep’

    A group of protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Virginia townhouse Friday morning, chanting “no justice, no sleep” and blaring audio of immigrant children crying.

    About two dozen protesters with the progressive group CREDO Action chanted with megaphones, waved signs that read “child snatcher” and played the ProPublica audio clip of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border, HuffPost reported.

    Ms. Nielsen was forced to walk by protesters shouting “Shame!” when she left her house, according to video posted on social media. One man shouted, “You belong in the Hague!” and, “You’re a modern-day Nazi!” as Ms. Nielsen entered her vehicle and left.

    Heidi Hess, the co-director of CREDO Action, said it’s important to hold members of the Trump administration accountable “everywhere.”

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/22/protesters-descend-kirstjen-nielsens-home-no-justi/

    • Simon Harris has gone full-Nazi, referring to Youtube as “Jew-Tube” and has done rants that would be boilerplate for Stormfront recently on Youtube.

      • Simon Harris: ” …my thinking has developed towards a much more hardline ethnonationalist position as a result firstly of my investigations into Race Realism and secondly, into the JQ [Jewish Question].”

  10. WikiLeaks publishes identities and information about ICE employees amid intensifying anger

    Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 4:34 am, Friday, June 22, 2018

    WikiLeaks on Thursday published a database identifying more than 9,000 supposed current and former U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement employees, saying it is important for “increasing accountability.”

    The database contains the employees’ publicly available personal information and job history scraped from LinkedIn, including deportation officers, IT workers, human resource interns and legal assistants, among others. The list includes their LinkedIn profile photos and information on educational background and the city and state where they’re based.

    “This information is an important public resource for understanding ICE programs and increasing accountability, especially in light of the extreme actions taken by ICE lately, such as the separation of children and parents at the US border,” WikiLeaks wrote in its description of the data set.

    But publication of the information comes amid intensifying anger at U.S. immigration officials and the Trump administration for its “zero tolerance” policy that has separated children from their parents along the border and follows organized heckling incidents directed at two of the architects of the policy, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen and White House aide Stephen Miller, as well as protests against ICE in Oregon and a rise in abusive social media posts about immigration authorities.

    https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/WikiLeaks-publishes-identities-and-information-13016546.php

  11. ‘It’s A Human Right’ — Mexican Presidential Candidate Calls For Mass Exodus To America

    Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans.

    “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”

    He then declared it as “a human right we will defend,” eluniversal.com reports.

    While the election is not until July 1, Obrador is by far the frontrunner.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/22/mexican-candidate-immigration-speech/

  12. Out of control iguanas infesting South Florida

    Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans.

    “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”

    He then declared it as “a human right we will defend,” eluniversal.com reports.

    While the election is not until July 1, Obrador is by far the frontrunner. (

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/22/mexican-candidate-immigration-speech/

  13. Out of control iguanas infesting South Florida

    South Florida’s not quite Jurassic Park, but it’s getting close.

    Packs of green iguanas are swarming seawalls, roaming yards and parks, and leaving a path of destruction and filth in their wake. Like a shot of espresso, the hot summer sun has stoked activity in the cold-blooded creatures, which experts say may be at record numbers.

    “This year is the most iguanas I’ve seen and I’ve been in business for nine years,” says Thomas Portuallo, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based Iguana Control. He says the invasive lizards are out of control with “many hundreds of thousands” creeping around Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/fl-reg-south-florida-iguana-invasive-damage-20180618-story.html

  14. DOJ Fails To Turn Over All Requested Documents By House Committees

    GOP committee leaders say the DOJ has once again failed to meet their request for documents.

    The Department of Justice provided some documents ahead of Friday’s deadline, but failed to fully meet the demands of lawmakers.

    The document production comes in response to a subpoena issued by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes.

    They’re seeking records related to the Russia probe, FISA applications and the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.

    During Tuesday’s Horowitz hearing, Democrats claimed the document requests were being used as a pre-text to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    Committee leaders met with speaker Paul Ryan and Oversight and Governmental Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy Friday to discuss the next steps.

    It remains unclear if House Republicans will hold Rosenstein in contempt of Congress.

    http://www.oann.com/doj-fails-to-turn-over-all-requested-documents-by-house-committees/

  15. Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence.

    China has sought a greater say in global organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout.

    Since taking office in late 2012, Xi has taken a more muscular approach, setting up China’s own global bodies like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and launching his landmark Belt and Road project to build a new Silk Road.

    Beijing has cast itself a responsible member of the international community, especially as President Donald Trump withdraws the United States from agreements on climate change and Iran, and as Europe wrestles with Brexit and other issues.

    China must “uphold the protection of the country’s sovereignty, security and development interests, proactively participate in and show the way in reform of the global governance system, creating an even better web of global partnership relationships”, Xi said in comments reported at the end of a two-day high-level Communist Party meeting.

    This would help create conditions for building a modern, strong socialist country, the ministry cited him as saying at the meeting attended by officials from the foreign and commerce ministries, the military, the propaganda department and the Chinese embassy in the United States.

    http://www.oann.com/xi-says-china-must-lead-way-in-reform-of-global-governance/

    • Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

      And we all know what that means, eh?

      Can you say, “H A P P Y … E N D I N G … ? … V E R Y … G O O D … I … K N E W … Y O U … C O U L D !!!”

      Let’s put Mister Hamster in the microwave oven. POP GOES THE WEASEL!

      Why did I do that boys and grills? Because, someday, all of us will die of severe radiation poisoning.

      — In loving memory of (and cheerfully stolen from) Robin Williams

      Agree or not with his politics, who else, along with Chaplin, Cantinflas, Stan & Laurel, Groucho, Dorothy Parker, and Firesign Theater so thoroughly shaped the 20th Century’s entire concept of quality humor?
      ————————–
      Any “reform of global governance” led by the Chicoms is a DIS-ASS-TÜRD for every last sod—as(s) it were—to where those free nations who are wiling to turn a blind eye become the exact enemies they’ve been squealing about for the last few decades
      ————————–

      Superb Cantinflas jape (paraphrased):

      “There definitely must be something wrong with work. Otherwise the rich would have stolen it from us long ago!”

      • Oops … I left out The Three Stooges. Without whom all of this would not have been necessary.

        Let’s all admit that life without Curly Howard just wouldn’t be the same. Ever.

        The notion of living in a world where there is no “whoop, whoop, whoop”, “nyah, nyah, nyah” or “nyuck, nyuck, nyuck”, is simply one that is not worth living in. It’s as if you (or anyone else) might expect me to wade through a universe unpopulated by Col. Bugs Bunny Esq., Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd or P p p p Por por por Porky P. P. P … Pig!. Such things are totally unimaginabibble.

        Just so long as we are clear on these mission critical matters. Thankyouverymuch!

  16. Mexico’s leading presidential candidate: All world’s migrants have ‘human right’ to seek life in U.S.
    By J.E. Dyer June 23, 2018

    On the campaign trail in Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday berated Donald Trump for his border enforcement policy, and vowed that his leftist coalition would defend the right of migrants to “seek life in the United States.” (H/t: Daily Caller)

    López Obrador, known in Mexico as “AMLO,” called on the current president, center-rightist Enrique Peña Nieto, to take three immediate actions in the wake of the media frenzy being fomented north of the border. AMLO wants Peña Nieto to lodge a diplomatic protest with the U.S.; to send a team of lawyers and social workers to the border to advocate for migrants trying to cross it illegally; and to request intervention by the UN on behalf of migrants at the U.S. border.

    Notably, AMLO specifically decried the “arrogant attitude” of the Trump administration in deporting children and separating them from parents. This wording – “actitud prepotente” – is not about deploring the Trump policy for being “racist and inhuman,” which AMLO also calls it. It’s a demagogue’s expression, simultaneously vilifying the target and implying that enforcing the U.S. border is about “arrogance.”

    There’s a whole lexicon of socialist radicalism embedded in that characterization. El Universal goes on to quote AMLO (author/Google translation):

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2018/06/23/mexicos-leading-presidential-candidate-all-worlds-migrants-have-human-right-to-seek-life-in-u-s/

  17. NY gubernatorial hopeful declares that ICE is ‘terrorist organization’
    By Ben Bowles June 22, 2018

    Actress-turned-politician Cynthia Nixon is an ideas person. One of her ideas, put forward in March, was to legalize marijuana in New York and then license out pot production to black communities as a form of reparations. “Now that cannabis is exploding as an industry,” she explained to Forbes magazine at the time, “we have to make sure that those communities that have been harmed and devastated by marijuana arrests get the first shot at this industry.”

    The proposal wasn’t well received by the black community. But that hasn’t stopped Nixon from continuing to think. And one of her latest thoughts, captured in the video that follows, is that the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are terrorists.

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2018/06/22/ny-gubernatorial-hopeful-declares-that-ice-is-terrorist-organization/

  18. Asylum Seeker Sentenced for Strangling Murder of Romanian Woman (breitbart, Jun 23,2018)
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/06/23/asylum-seeker-given-life-sentence-for-murder-of-romanian-prostitute/

    “A 22-year-old asylum seeker from Mali has been found guilty in a German court of strangling a Romanian woman to death after robbing her.

    The murder, which occurred last year in September in the city of Regensburg, saw the 22-year-old hire the 33-year-old Romanian for sexual services, with the intent to rob her and strangled her afterwards.

    According to the migrant’s lawyer his purpose in strangling the woman was not to kill her but to render her woman unconscious, Die Welt reports…”

  19. Irish PM Meets Hillary Clinton, Insists Europe Needs More Migrants to ‘Enrich Societies’ (breitbart, Jun 23, 2018)
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/06/23/irish-pm-eu-migration-enrich/

    “Europe needs more mass migration from the Global South because it “enriches our cultures and societies”, according to Leo Varadkar, who announced he will import more asylum seekers to Ireland after meeting Hillary Clinton.

    Speaking days after a meeting with senior EU figures in Dublin, the globalist taoiseach (prime minister) committed to resettling a greater number of illegal immigrants stuck in Greece and Italy in Ireland than the batch of 4,000 already agreed.

    According to the Irish Independent, he said the gesture is about “solidarity and burden-sharing”, and as a way of repaying the support the European Commission has given Ireland over Brexit negotiations.

    “We are in favour of the European Commission proposals to ensure that all countries share in taking refugees and we’re willing to do that.

    “We’ve already given a commitment to accept 4,000 and they’re mostly coming from Italy and Greece; [although] that number is yet to arrive,” he said.

    “So we haven’t set a new figure as yet but in principle we’re willing to contribute to all of them,” he added, telling the Independent that his government is willing to participate in “more burden-sharing which would involve accepting migrants” and “making financial contributions”.

    “On balance, migration is a good thing. Europe needs migration,” Varadkar claimed. “It enriches our cultures and societies.”…”

  20. France favors financial sanctions for EU states refusing asylum migrants

    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he favored the implementation of financial sanctions for European Union countries that refuse migrants that have proven asylum status.

    Macron was speaking on the eve of a hastily-convened summit on immigration in Brussels on Sunday between EU leaders on the migration dispute that is dividing Europe.

    “I am for myself in favor of mechanisms that indeed take this into account,” Macron said when asked about his views on possible financial sanctions.

    “You can’t have countries that massively benefit from the solidarity of the European Union and that massively voice their national selfishness when it comes to migrant issues,” he added.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-france-spain/france-favors-financial-sanctions-for-eu-states-refusing-asylum-migrants-idUSKBN1JJ0MQ

      • Italy says ‘arrogant’ France risks becoming ‘No.1 enemy’ on migration

        MILAN (Reuters) – Italy on Saturday said “arrogant” France risked becoming its “No.1 enemy” on migration issues, a day before European leaders convene in Brussels for a hastily arranged meeting on the divisive issue.

        In answer to comments by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said migration flows towards Europe had reduced compared with a few years ago, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said Macron’s words showed he was out of touch with reality.

        “Italy indeed faces a migration emergency and it’s partly because France keeps pushing back people at the border. Macron risks making his country Italy’s No.1 enemy on this emergency,” Di Maio wrote on his Facebook page.

        Macron said European cooperation had managed to cut migration flows by close to 80 percent and problems stemmed from “secondary” movements of migrants within Europe.

        “The reality is that Europe is not experiencing a migration crisis of the same magnitude as the one it experienced in 2015,” the French president said. “A country like Italy has not at all the same migratory pressure as last year. … The crisis we are experiencing today in Europe is a political crisis … tied to secondary movements between European countries.” [nL8N1TP0I7]

        But Italy’s Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said his country had faced 650,000 arrivals by sea over the past four years, 430,000 asylum requests and the hosting of 170,000 “alleged refugees” for an overall cost of more than 5 billion euros ($5.8 billion).

        “If for the arrogant President Macron this is not a problem, we invite him to stop insulting and to show instead some concrete generosity by opening up France’s many ports and letting children, men and women through at Ventimiglia,” he said in a statement, referring to the northeastern Italian town at the border with France.

        https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-france-migrants/italy-says-arrogant-france-risks-becoming-no-1-enemy-on-migration-idUSKBN1JJ0XL

        in Dutch :

        ITALIË: Migranten gestrand in Ventimiglia

    • Bergoglio calls for compassion and assistance to migrants – Daily Mail

      Italy’s new populist government is trying to reduce arrivals of rescued migrants, but the Pope praised both Italy and Greece for being ‘most generous’ in taking in migrants rescued at sea.

      ‘Each country must do this with the virtue of government, which is prudence, and take in as many refugees as it can, as many as it can integrate, educate, give jobs to,’ he said.

      The Pope also renewed his criticism of the Trump administration’s immigration policy, supporting Roman Catholic bishops in the U.S. who have condemned separating children from parents who enter the country illegally.

    • June 22 2018 – Spain –

      Rescatados 182 los inmigrantes en el Estrecho

      Salvamento Marítimo ha rescatado a un total de 182 personas este viernes en aguas del Estrecho de Gibraltar después de que haya recogido a un grupo de 30 personas de origen subsahariano tras la localización de tres nuevas pateras que se unen a las 15 halladas anteriormente.

  21. UK – Londn – Thousands March To Demand Vote On Brexit Deal

    Leading Brexit supporters talked tough and their opponents took to the streets, as a divided UK marked the second anniversary on Saturday of its vote to leave the European Union.

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: in Maljevac at the border crossing Velika Kladusa (18-06-2018). Migrants want to storm the border, scream Allahu Akbar. Boarder Police use tear gas and the exaggerated drama plays out:

        • More info:
          Throughout the day, a group of 200 migrants attempted to cross the Maljevac border crossing in Velika Kladusa
          Having no valid and necessary documents, they did not manage to cross the border, but the border crossing was blocked almost the entire day, up to 20 hours when the migrants returned to Velika Kladusa. Throughout the day, their border crossing was prevented by the security forces from Bosnia and Herzegovina, while Croatia was on the Croatian side. Migrants recorded an attempt to cross the border, but also how the police stopped them.

          Then the situation became more serious. Several men began to cross the improvised bridge and Croatian police approached them. Women were standing on the bridge, while the cries of the migrants on the other side were louder.

          Again the song “No Croatia, Germany” was heard. Obviously migrants want to come all over Croatia to Germany …..

  22. Migrant violence this week in Zwickau Neumarkt, Germany. At 11 pm there were about 15 men of different foreign origin in a fight in which there were at least seven, sometimes seriously injured.

  23. A European solution!? What a joke. Look how the French take care of illegal migrants – they send them back to Italy.
    (automatic subtitles work at Youtube in English)

  24. Spain: Ground Zero for Europe’s Anti-Israel Movement

    by Soeren Kern
    June 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12566/spain-anti-israel
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    Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain, has approved a motion to boycott Israel and slander it by declaring the city an “Israeli apartheid-free zone.” The move comes days after Navarra, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, announced a similar measure. In all, more than 50 Spanish cities and regions have passed motions condemning Israel. The proliferating anti-Israel activism, driven by the rise to power of the political far-left, is establishing Spain as the EU member state most hostile towards the Jewish state.

    The Valencian measure, introduced by the far-left party València en Comú, was approved during a plenary session of the city council on May 31. The motion, which commits the city to refrain from engaging in business contacts or cultural events with Israeli authorities or companies, aims at establishing Valencia as “a global reference for solidarity with the Palestinians.”

  25. ‘We’re Called Scum, Rats, Pigs’: S. Africa’s Jews Protest Soaring Anti-Semitism

    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies reported a spike in anti-semitic incidents and rhetoric in the region, saying Jews have been subjected to an alarming spate of threatening messages in recent times.

    The chairman of the board acknowledged that anti-semitism wasn’t uncommon.

    But he went on to explain that the spike was frightening — and that Jews were being subjected to extreme incidents of viciousness.

    https://gellerreport.com/2018/06/south-africa-anti-semitism-jewish.html/

  26. A young woman received this banknote today when she picked up money from the savings bank ATM in the town of Bad Mergentheim.
    Translation of the scrawl in Pidgin-German on the Euro banknote above:

    All Germans shit
    want to fuck German woman
    then kill

    (pic at link)
    https://searchlight-germany.blogspot.com/2018/06/how-true-refugees-long-term-rewarded.html

    https://politikstube.com/migranten-teilen-auf-geldscheinen-mit-was-sie-von-deutschen-halten/

  27. IS demands release of Iraq women prisoners in hostage video (abcnews, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/demands-release-iraq-women-prisoners-hostage-video-56108807

    “The Islamic State group released a hostage video on Saturday demanding the release of all Sunni women prisoners from Iraqi jails.

    The group said it was giving the government a deadline of three days before it would execute the six men in the video, who identified themselves as Iraqi policemen and militiamen…”

  28. London’s knife crime epidemic continues as woman stabbed to death in her Greenwich garden (express, Jun 23, 2018)
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/978675/London-news-Greenwich-murder-London-stabbing-Tunnel-Avenue

    “LONDON’S crime wave continues after a woman was found stabbed to death in her back garden in Greenwich.

    Police were called at around 11.30am this morning to reports of a body found in the rear garden of a house in Tunnel Avenue, south east London.

    Officers and London Ambulance Service rushed to the scene and found the body of a woman, believed to be in her 50s, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The woman appears to have suffered stab injuries.

    A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene of the suspected murder…”

  29. the gateway pundit – Rep. Mark Meadows Furious: ‘FBI is Not Being Forthcoming With Congress, New Docs They Gave Us Represent a Small Percentage of What They Owe’

    The FBI gave Congress thousands of requested documents on the Russia probe this week, including details on its use of spies and FISA abuse during the 2016 presidential campaign.

    It took several months and threats of contempt and impeachment to get these documents from the FBI and DOJ.

    Now this…
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) says the FBI only gave a fraction of what was requested!

    Mark Meadows tweeted: New reports of DOJ/FBI compliance with document requests are NOT accurate. While they have turned over additional documents, the new documents represent a small percentage of what they owe.

    The notion that DOJ/FBI have been forthcoming with Congress is false.

    more :

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/rep-mark-meadows-furious-new-documents-fbi-gave-congress-represent-a-small-percentage-of-what-they-owe/

  30. INDIA – KASHMIR – Slain militant laid to rest in Pulwama after six rounds of funeral prayers

    Dar, who owed allegiance to Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir militant group, was killed along with three associates, including the outfit chief Dawood Salafi of HMT Srinagar, in a gunfight with forces in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district on Friday.

    Maajid Manzoor Dar, a militant killed in a gunfight with government forces in Anantnag district of south Kashmir yesterday, was laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans after six rounds of funeral prayers at his native Talangam village in Pulwama district on Saturday morning.

    Dar, who owed allegiance to Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir militant group, was killed along with three associates, including the outfit chief Dawood Salafi of HMT Srinagar, in a gunfight with forces in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district on Friday.

    Since Friday evening, thousands of mourners from adjoining villages and far-off places had been streaming into the native village of the slain militant to participate in his last rites.
    “After six rounds of funeral prayers, he (Dar) was buried around 10:30 am at his ancestral graveyard today,” said a mourner.

    https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/slain-militant-laid-to-rest-in-pulwama-after-six-rounds-of-funeral-prayers/288649.html
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    Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least four rebels, a counterinsurgency police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people were injured.

    Government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip that rebels were hiding in the southern Srigufwara area and they came under fire from militants, police said.

    Four militants and a police official with the counterinsurgency force were killed in the fighting, said Col. Rajesh Kalia, an Indian army spokesman.

    Police said a civilian husband and wife were hit by gunfire as soldiers cornered the rebels in the couple’s house. Residents said the couple was not given time by government forces to leave their home. They were evacuated to a hospital where the husband was declared dead on arrival.

    Police said at least two soldiers were also wounded in the fighting.

    As the fighting raged, protests and clashes broke out nearby and in other neighborhoods as residents tried to help the trapped militants escape.

    Government forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas at the stone-throwing protesters, injuring at least 20.

    Authorities suspended cellphone internet service in several districts in the region, a common practice to make organizing protests more difficult, and according to the government, stop the spread of rumors.

    Large anti-India protests and clashes later erupted on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city, as thousands gathered to participate in the funeral of one of the slain militants who was from the area.

    Protesters, chanting pro-rebel slogans and demanding the end of Indian rule in Kashmir, blocked a major highway and fought pitched battles with government forces. Several people were reportedly injured in the clashes.

    Also on Friday, at least nine police and paramilitary soldiers were injured when rebels attacked their patrol with a grenade and gunfire in southern Tral town, police said.

    India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir, which is divided between the neighbors but claimed by both in its entirety. Since 1989, rebel groups have been fighting against Indian rule, and about 70,000 people have been killed in the armed uprising and a subsequent Indian military crackdown. Rebels demand that Kashmir be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country.

    India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, a charge Pakistan denies.

    https://en.sun.mv/49151

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  31. Bishop Graham Tomlin and the Demonization of Israel

    by Denis MacEoin
    June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12560/bishop-graham-tomlin-israel

    Anglican Bishop Graham Tomlin, heads the diocese of Kensington in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which has many of London’s most expensive residential properties, is undoubtedly a man of brains and good works.[1]

    On May 26, 2018, however, he published in The Times an article, entitled, “If this rich vein of wisdom disappears, a part of us dies”. The “rich vein of wisdom” to which he refers is the long tradition of Christian thought and experience in the region where the religion first appeared, and was handed down through centuries of Islamic rule. For the most part, the article is a well-argued defence of Christians in the Middle East:

    • He does quote Giulio Meotti a lot.
      And Guilio is _THE_ single _MOST_ depressing columnist at Gatestone. And that’s a site where he gets lots of competition for grim.

      Ingrid Calqvist, for example, runs a close second – only because she writes less frequently. But she’s a reliable downer. I read her faithfully, nevertheless.
      Gotta do what ya gotta do.

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