Reader’s Links for July 1, 2018

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109 Replies to “Reader’s Links for July 1, 2018”

    • A man is crowned Miss Spain 2018 and will represent Spain for the Miss Universe 2018 beauty contest.”

      Good luck with the crotchless panty and g-string competitions.

      This shite has gone way too far … and I’m not even a beauty pageant fan!

  1. Trump’s Lawyer: Iran ‘Regime’ Will Collapse Soon, US to Impose More Sanctions (sputniknews, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has claimed that economic “isolation” would ultimately lead to the demise of the Iranian government.

    Speaking at a rally held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Paris, the US President’s personal lawyer and ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani alleged that “we are now realistically being able to see an end to the regime in Iran.”

    “The mullahs must go, the ayatollah must go, and they must be replaced by a democratic government which Madam Rajavi represents. Freedom is right around the corner… Next year I want to have this convention in Tehran!” Giuliani noted.

    He warned of tighter sanctions against Iran, which Giuliani said would facilitate the ouster of the Iranian government…”

    • Tehran: Any State Trying to Take Away Iran’s Oil Market Share Will ‘Pay for It’ (sputniknews, Jul 1, 2018)

      “Iranian First Vice President Jahangiri said that Tehran would allow the Iranian private sector to export crude oil to help beat the US sanctions.

      According to Jahangiri, any country trying to deprive Iran of its share of the global oil market is committing “great treachery” and “will one day pay for it.”

      “Iranian crude will be offered on the bourse and the private sector can export it,” he said, commenting on the looming US sanctions.

      The statement comes as Iran is considering possible counter-measures to mitigate the negative effect of sanctions that Washington had imposed on the country. According to Iran’s state news agency IRNA, the country’s government has already set up a commission tasked with finding buyers for Iranian oil after the US imposes its sanctions…”

  2. Netanyahu Warned by Arabs About Erdogan’s Alleged Clout in E Jerusalem – Reports (sputniknews, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Investing in organizations and institutions based in East Jerusalem reportedly remains among Turkey’s efforts to increase its influence in the city.

    The Israeli newspaper Haaretz cited sources as saying that in separate moves, the Palestinian Authority as well as Saudi Arabia and Jordan had warned Israel over Turkish President Recep Tayyip’s plan “to claim ownership over the Jerusalem issue” by expanding Ankara’s clout in East Jerusalem.

    Amman, in turn, blamed Tel Aviv for “sleeping at the wheel” and failing to duly react to Ankara gaining momentum in East Jerusalem, something that Jordanian officials said can be explained by Israel’s reluctance to endanger the reconciliation agreement it clinched with Turkey in 2016.

    Israeli security services, for their part, claim that they have closely watched Turkey’s increasing activity in East Jerusalem in the past twelve months, according to Haaretz.

    The sources told the newspaper that there are several steps that Turkey is using to boost its East Jerusalem clout, including donations to Islamic organizations in Arab neighborhoods, organization of tours for Turkish Islamist groups and the participation of activists in Temple Mount protests.

    Also, Turkey is trying to inject investments into a spate of organizations and institutions in East Jerusalem, using Islamic groups related to the ruling Turkish AKP party…”

    • The dwarf-kinglet worries about his status derivative of “Keeper of the Shrine” – Temple Mt. – that the Brits invented as a consolation prize for kicking him out of the Hejaz. A poor second to Mecca and Medina, but that’s better than nothing.

      If that status is challenged by the new Ottoman, he’s got nothing. Only a population that hates him and Circassian bodyguards. Of course they hate the Turk even more.

    • Netanyahu Warned by Arabs About Erdogan’s Alleged Clout in E Jerusalem

      All of which could change for Erdogan in a .50 caliber second.

  3. General fears ‘war soon’ in Africa (express, Jul 1, 2018)

    “BRITISH soldiers may have to fight in Africa “in the near future”, the former head of the British Army has warned.

    “History shows we will be involved in a major deployment…I’d say it will be in Mali and the Sahel area, where Islamic fundamentalism is a major problem,” said Gen Lord Dannatt.

    It is the latest salvo in a row over defence.

    MPs say Britain should increase spending on the Armed Forces to at least three per cent of GDP.

    Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson wants an extra £4billion a year.

    But Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed a £20billion boost for the NHS meant there was no more money…”

    • Given the Islamic presence in Britain a large troop deployment to Africa to fight Islamic invaders/jihadists stands a real good chance of touching off the civil war we are all expecting.

      I am not sure about the argument about Russia but Russia is still a danger, just not the most urgent danger, of course he may be using this as an excuse to rebuild the British Military before Brexit.

        • I agree they and the Middle East need the wars to reduce the population. As far as the pestilence goes I don’t know where it will start but it will probably spread around the world.

          • As far as the pestilence goes I don’t know where it will start but it will probably spread around the world.

            AFRICA — HIV–AIDS

            MME — Water Poverty & Food Insecurity

  4. ‘Propaganda organization’: White Helmets ‘engage in anti-Assad activities’ – author Sy Hersh to RT (RT, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Although some members of the Western-supported White Helmets may be in the business of saving lives, the group is also a “propaganda organization,” author Sy Hersh has told RT’s ‘Going Underground.’

    “Too many times we’ve seen the same child in photographs, year after year, always covered in dust,” Hersh said, adding that the White Helmets “do engage in anti-Assad [activities].” He added that such a tactic is “very easy” because Assad is “hated” by so many.

    Hersh went on to explain that, when a chemical attack took place in Syria under the Obama administration in 2013, it was well known then that Damascus had sophisticated chemical weapons. Because of this, it was clear that the substance used in the attack “was not the same as in the Syrian military.”

    He explained that, in June 2013, there was a “very important” intelligence report put out by the US government. That report said there was “tremendous concern” in the intelligence community because Saudi Arabia and Turkey were providing chemicals to Al Nusra in Syria that, when mixed together, make a nerve agent referred to as “kitchen sarin.”

    “The government knew from this very important intelligence report…that there were two suspects – Al Nusra had the stuff and Syria had the stuff. Forget about having it analyzed – they knew right away and they only talked about one,” Hersh said.

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist also spoke to RT about reporting in the United States and how it changed under the Obama administration, as well as the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, UK.”

  5. Russian military downs unidentified drones near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria – MoD (RT, Jul 1, 2018)

    “A group of unidentified drones has been shot down by Russia’s Air Defense units near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the Russian MoD has announced. No damage to the facility was reported.

    The objects were detected north-east from the military facility on Saturday, the base’s authorities said. “All aerial targets were destroyed,” they confirmed. The military, however, stopped short of naming exact weapon systems which were used to bring down the drones.

    This is not the first time Khmeimim Air Base, located south-east of the port of Latakia, has been targeted with unmanned aircraft this year. In May, the Russian MoD said its units also downed a drone near the military compound…”

  6. 4 injured in shooting & stabbing in Sweden’s Helsingborg (VIDEO) (RT, Jul 1, 2018)

    “At least four people have been hospitalized with gunshot and stabbing wounds in the Swedish town of Helsingborg following an alleged ‘attempted murder’ which police are, for now, hesitant to definitively link to organized crime.

    The incident unfolded at about 8pm just steps away from the Gustav Adolf Church in the center of the city. When police arrived at the scene they discovered four people injured.

    “They had shot injuries as well as a stabbing injury,” police spokesman Fredrik Bratt told local news outlets. “They were taken to hospital in ambulance, police cars and private transport.”…”

  7. Why female suicide in Afghanistan is so prevalent (BBC, Jul 1, 2018)

    “About 3,000 Afghans attempt to take their own lives every year, according to the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). Herat province accounts for more than half of all cases nationwide.

    According to health officials in Herat, 1,800 people tried to kill themselves in 2017 alone, of whom 1,400 were women – and 35 succeeded in taking their own lives.

    The figure is almost twice as high as the year before, when some 1,000 suicide attempts were recorded.

    Globally, there are more male suicides than female suicides – but in Afghanistan it is estimated that 80% of suicide attempts are made by women.

    The AIHRC warns the number of attempted suicides could be even higher, “as many people in Afghanistan do not report suicide to authorities for a variety of reasons”.

    Many people in religious rural areas keep suicide attempts within their families to themselves, as taking one’s life is stigmatised and considered un-Islamic.

    There does not seem to be one single reason for Afghanistan’s high female attempted suicide rate.

    Hawa Alam Nuristani of the AIHRC suggests reasons could “range from mental health problems and domestic violence, to forced marriages and many other social pressures that women are increasingly facing”….”

    • Globally, there are more male suicides than female suicides – but in Afghanistan it is estimated that 80% of suicide attempts are made by women.

      A statistic of such conspicuous significance that only the Left (or Islam) could possibly attempt to ignore it without dying of shame.

  8. African leaders in Mauritania for summit against corruption (abcnews, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Thirty African heads of state are meeting in Mauritania Sunday and have opened the 31st African Union summit, which is aimed at finding ways to stamp out the continent’s corruption and discussing efforts to improve peace and security.

    The summit, on Sunday and Monday in Mauritania’s capital, Nouakchott, is focused on ending the diversion of Africa’s wealth that is hindering the continent’s development. The AU says approximately 70 percent of income from Africa’s resources are squandered or diverted. According to the agenda, heads of state will discuss setting up a mechanism to return stolen money, which is largely placed in tax havens abroad.

    Other issues to be addressed at the summit include the establishment of a free trade zone and the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

    The AU Peace and Security Council of 15 countries will convene on the sidelines of the summit Monday and will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the battle against Islamic extremism and ways to finance counterterrorism and peacekeeping operations.”

      • 110 hospitalized in Afghanistan after drinking from river

        Right after crapping in it upstream, I suppose… (goat-sex optional)

    • Iran: Water protest turns fiery in Khorramshahr

      Videos shared on Iranian State Television on Sunday captured the aftermath of protests over water shortage in the Iranian city of Khorramshahr the night before, after clashes between protesters and police broke out.

      Police deployed tear gas to disperse protesters, who in turn hurled stones and other objects against police, and started fires close to the Holy Defence Museum and a local bridge, as footage shows.

      According to Iranian State Television, the peaceful protest took a violent turn due to the actions of some “opportunists”. Several arrests were reputedly made in order to contain the unrest.

      While some posts over social media claimed that one protester was killed, there have been no official reports of casualties.

      The protests broke out due to a shortage in clean water that has affected the city and nearby Abadan during the hot Iranian summer.

      • Iran: Water protest turns fiery in Khorramshahr

        Well, it could have been worse … At least the river didn’t catch fire.

  9. Istanbul Pride organizers say they will march despite a ban (abcnews, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Turkey’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists say they will go ahead with a pride march despite a ban.

    Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Committee tweeted they would march Sunday afternoon in the city’s Taksim neighborhood.

    Organizers say in a statement that the governor banned the march “unlawfully” for the fourth year in a row. They say the ban violates their freedom of assembly and have vowed to march.

    Since 2015, the governor has cited security reasons and public “sensitivities” as grounds for the ban. Prior to that, Turkish authorities allowed pride marches to take place for more than a decade since the first one in 2003. Up to 100,000 people attended Istanbul Pride in 2014.

    Although homosexuality and transsexuality are not illegal in Turkey, LGBTI+ people face discrimination and hate crimes.”

  10. UAE official acknowledges ‘pause’ in campaign for Yemen port (abcnews, Jul 1, 2018)

    “A top Emirati official is acknowledging a “pause” in the military campaign by a Saudi-led coalition to retake the Yemeni port city of Hodeida from Shiite rebels.

    Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted Sunday that “the Coalition has paused the advance on the city & port on June 23 for a week to allow the UN envoy to secure an unconditional withdrawal from Hodeida.”

    The U.N. envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said Thursday the warring sides had confirmed their willingness to restart talks.

    Griffiths said the Shiite rebels known as Houthis had called on the United Nations to manage Hodeida’s port.

    The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthis in Yemen since March 2015.”

  11. Italy refuses ANOTHER migrant ship – day after dead babies fished from the Med (express, Jul 1, 2018)

    “ITALY refused to accept another migrant ship carrying 60 people which was rescued by Spain off the coast of Libya – a day after the bodies of drowned babies were fished from the sea.

    Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini took to Twitter this morning and shared with his 802,000 followers authorities turned the boat away before adding they “can forget about arriving in an Italian port”.

    His tweet comes 24 hours after the bodies of three babies were washed up on a Libyan shore when a boat carrying 120 immigrants sank with just 16 survivors.

    As well as the babies, the dead included three other children under the age of 12 who were from Morocco and Yemen.

    Mr Salvini claimed the most recent boat should go to Malta instead, but they too refused and insisted the small Italian island of Lampedusa, south of Sicily, was closer.

    The most recent ship was escorted by a Libyan coastguard to Spain, which has already taken in 630 immigrants aboard another rescue ship called the Aquarius.

    Though Malta’s interior minister, Michael Farrugia, denied the country having any involvement in the rescue operation and fired off an angry reply to Mr Salvini.

    He said: “Quit spreading incorrect news, dragging Malta into it for no reason,” attaching a map which he said indicated the incident took place between Libya and Lampedusa.

    The incident comes amid political tensions in EU member states over which countries should bear the burden of taking in asylum seekers…”

  12. Portland Police revoke permit, declare riot as protesters clash downtown

    Portland Police declared a riot Saturday after tensions between the right-wing Patriot Prayer group and local anti-fascist activists came to a head and broke out in violence.

    The afternoon began with a permitted rally at Terry Schrunk Federal Plaza organized by Joey Gibson, U.S. Senate candidate for Washington and leader of the right-wing, Vancouver-based group.

    A counter-demonstration by masked local anti-fascist groups gathered nearby among a heavy police presence. Officers seized weapons such as utility knives, clubs and chemical sprays, detaining several protesters early on.

  13. Carrier USS Harry S. Truman Operating in the Atlantic as Russian Submarine Activity is on the Rise
    By: Sam LaGrone

    The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) has left the Mediterranean Sea and is now operating in the Atlantic Ocean, a defense official confirmed to USNI News.

    This week the carrier, the embarked Carrier Air Wing 1 and some of its escorts passed through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Atlantic after spending several days in port in Marseille, France.

    “As a matter of longstanding policy, we do not discuss future operations, but I can tell you that the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group will continue to conduct operations in support of our NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interests,” Cmdr. John Perkins, a spokesman with U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, told USNI News.

    The move to the Atlantic is arguably a continued expression of two constituent themes in the Pentagon as of late: a return to great power competition outlined in new strategic planning documents, and the direction from Secretary of Defense James Mattis that U.S. forces need to be “strategically predictable and operationally unpredictable.”

    In terms of great power competition, there is growing evidence that Russia continues to push its newest attack submarines to operate the North Atlantic at a pace not seen since the Cold War, Navy leaders have continued to stress publicly.

  14. Beneath the surface, a quiet superpower race for nuclear supremacy

    WASHINGTON — The world’s three largest naval powers are all developing the next generation of their nuclear submarine fleets, accelerating the underwater arms race between the United States, China and Russia.

    For now, at least, analysts say America remains by far the most dominant submarine force, even as its chief rivals work feverishly to overcome the U.S. advantages. Each country appears to have different strategic goals, with the U.S. bent on gaining greater cost and operating efficiencies while the Chinese and Russian are keenly focused on technological advances and achieving greater stealth.

    As tensions escalated in the South China Sea, these three countries — which boast the world’s largest navies — are aggressively preparing for any potential undersea or nuclear conflict, as they develop or perfect nuclear ballistic submarines (SSBNs) and attack submarines (SSNs). These nations have engaged in territorial disputes in those waters, and China has increased its submarine-intensive military drills as a show of force.

  15. Gangster Redoine Faid escapes French prison by HELICOPTER with three armed accomplices ‘using smoke to block cameras’

    It is the second time the robber has escaped – he blasted through five doors and took four guards hostage at Sequedin prison in 2013

    A top gangster is on the run after escaping a French prison by helicopter.

    Redoine Faïd was flown out of Réau prison in Seine-et-Marne this morning with the help of three heavily-armed accomplices, security sources say.

    The 46-year-old robber was taken from the visiting room to the chopper, which had landed in the prison’s courtyard, according to the sources.

    He then made his escape from the building, with the aircraft later found partially burned in Gonesse, close to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

    Hours on, Faïd remains on the loose – with a huge manhunt underway.

  16. New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

    Stockholm (AFP) – A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault.

    The law stipulates that a person has committed rape if they have been part of a sexual act in which the other person has not participated “freely”.

    Rape had previously been defined as a sexual act carried out with the use of violence or threat.

    Now for someone to face rape charges, “it is no longer necessary that violence or threats were applied, or that the aggressor took advantage of the victim’s particularly vulnerable situation,” according to the government.

    Courts will need to pay particular attention to whether consent was expressed with words, gestures or in another manner, and judges will have to rule on the issue, according to the law passed in May.

    • The solution to gang rapes!
      Maybe they’ll help that little Paki mayor in Londonistan manage his big-city issues. After all, they’re the Humanitarian Superpower.

  17. NOT WELCOME!’ Shocking moment London Mayor Sadiq Khan is heckled with vile abuse by Tommy Robinson supporters

    Onlookers started chanting in support of the English Defence League founder, while a separate video shows another accuse Mayor Khan of being a jihadist’ in a furious rant

    During a debate last night supporters of Tommy Robinson caused chaos, shouting “Free Tommy!” at the Mayor and telling him he wasn’t welcome in London.

    A question and answer session with Londoners had to be stopped several times after outbursts from furious protesters.

    One man shouted: “Trump is welcome here, you’re not. Terrorism is not part and parcel of living in a big city!

    “You’re a disgrace Khan!” He then started a chant, which several people joined in with, singing Tommy Robinson’s name.

    Mr Robinson’s far-right supporters have been disrupting events and holding marches since he was jailed for breaking reporting restrictions on a recent court case.

    Another man in the hall called Mr Khan a ‘jihadist’ and ranted at him about surveillance before he was also taken away

    Richard: Note how the Tommy Supporter was kicked out before another man called Khan a jihadists, no mention of Tommy there but the Propaganda Media are calling him a Tommy Supporter.

  18. NSA deleting more than 685 million call records due to ‘technical irregularities’

    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program.

    The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially curtailed by Congress after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing extensive government surveillance. The law, enacted in June 2015, said that going forward, the data would be retained by telecommunications companies, not the NSA, but that the intelligence agency could query the massive database.

    Now the NSA is deleting all the information it collected from the queries.

  19. Memo to Kagan: The Bill of Rights was meant to be a weapon – against government overreach and tyranny
    By J.E. Dyer June 30, 2018

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan caused a minor stir this week in her dissent on the Janus case, in which the court ruled that non-members of public-sector labor unions can’t be compelled to pay “fair share” union fees.

    In a dissent described as “scathing,” Kagan complained that the majority decision was “weaponizing” the First Amendment. There are a number of complaints to make about the dissent, and I don’t intend to go into all of them here. But this is the paragraph containing the scare word:

  20. Feds Sentence Afghan Man to 10 Years for Smuggling Taliban Heroin into U.S. (breitbart,Jul 1, 2018)

    “A U.S. federal court reportedly sentenced an Afghan national to a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison this week in connection to a multi-million-dollar conspiracy to smuggle heroin used to fund the Taliban’s terrorist activities from Afghanistan into the United States…”

  21. EXCLUSIVE – Hungarian Govt Says ‘Hypocrisy and Political Correctness’ on Migration Enabled Terrorism (breitbart, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has blamed the “hypocrisy and political correctness” of EU leaders on migration for enabling terrorism in Europe.

    Mr Szijjártó levelled the accusation during an exclusive interview with Breitbart’s Amanda House, after she asked him how Hungary had avoided some of the problems countries such as Germany and Italy have encountered since the onset of the migrant crisis.

    “We made it very clear from the beginning that we are not ready to receive any illegal immigrants on the territory of our country,” explained the Hungarian, in reference to the EU’s attempts to impose compulsory migrant quotas on all its member-states after German chancellor Angela Merkel’s open invitation to anyone claiming to be a Syrian refugee resulted in millions of illegal border crossings.

    “That’s why we have been protecting our border from the very first moment,” he added.

    “We have built a fence — a very long one. We are protecting 550 kilometres [342 miles] of border… we made it very clear that there’s only one way to come to Hungary, which is the legal way: through the official border crossing points, with the proper documentation, during opening hours. Period.”

    “Some other European countries, unfortunately, got stuck into hypocrisy and political correctness, and now the consequences are very clear,” Szijjártó continued.

    “If you look back for the last three years of European history, you will see that 29 major terrorist attacks have been committed, killing more than 330 persons, causing injuries to an additional 1,300, and this is a clear outcome of the migration crisis.

    “Because imagine, there were around one-and-a-half million people entering the territory of the European Union without any kind of control, without any kind of check,” he said.

    Research by the Heritage Foundation appears to support the Hungarian foreign minister’s assessment, having uncovered some 32 terrorist plots involving asylum seekers since 2014, resulting in some 357 deaths and 1,678 injuries — slightly higher than Szijjártó’s figures.

    Hungarian counter-terrorism officials have previously disclosed that a majority of the terrorists who killed 130 people in Paris in November 2015 used migrant routes passing through Hungary while entering (or re-entering) Europe, before the government could seal the border.

    The migrant crisis has also had a profound impact on the level of criminality in Europe, with a study for Germany’s Federal Ministry for Family Affairs uncovering a 10.4 percent increase in violent crime in Lower Saxony — considered a typical German state — between 2014 and 2016, of which 92.1 percent was attributed to migrants.

    Elsewhere in the interview, Mr Szijjártó outlined some of the more fundamental differences in outlook between the Hungarian government and the governments of Western European countries, such as Germany and Sweden, which have embraced mass migration and state-sponsored multiculturalism.

    “We have a serious debate with some of our Western [European] friends, who put it forward like migration is by definition good; migration by definition is the best thing that could happen to humanity — no, we don’t agree with this,” he said bluntly.

    “Migration poses a huge security risk, and instead of encouraging people to leave their homes and come to Europe, we should help them to be able to stay at home under safe and secure circumstances.

    “So there’s a false context which has been built, and this false context says migration is a ‘fundamental human right’ — no.

    “No, migration is not a ‘fundamental human right’. It is not a ‘fundamental human right’ to pick a country where you would like to live, and then get there by violating a series of borders.

    “It’s not a fundamental human right to pick the United States where I want to live, it’s not a fundamental human right to pick Germany where I want to live,” he concluded.”

    • BREITBART EXCLUSIVE – Hungary Backs Salvini’s ‘Gamechanging’ Move to Shut Ports to Migrants, Brands EU Leaders All Talk

      Moves by Matteo Salvini to close Italy’s ports to NGOs collecting illegal migrants from smuggler boats and ferrying them to Europe are “game-changing”, according to the Hungarian government.

      In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Network’s Amanda House, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó praised the League leader — who serves as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior in Italy’s new populist government — as a “very serious person”.

      “His decision not to allow ships operated by so-called NGOs full of illegal migrants to enter any Italian harbour is a real gamechanger because that decision of Mr. Salvini has proven that yes, it is possible to protect the maritime border [of the European Union],” he explained.

      “I find it really tragical, or frustrating, that so far the European Union has taken it as a fact that the maritime border in the Mediterranean Sea cannot be protected.

      “Yes, it can be. Look at the Australians: they have a longer maritime border than the whole Mediterranean Sea, and they are able to protect it,” he added.

      “So, I think it’s a gamechanger of the perspective of European migration policy, what has been going on in Italy after the latest elections.”

      Szijjártó revealed that his country was being put under “very serious pressure” by the European Union to accede to its demands to accept centrally distributed migrant quotas — the solution the bloc came up with after the unilateral decision of Germany’s Angela Merkel to invite anyone claiming to be a Syrian refugee to come to Europe resulted in an overwhelming influx.

      Hungary was able to resist the quotas by uniting with Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia to oppose them — “because we will never give up our own right to make the decision on our own who we allow to come,” he explained.

      Szijjártó warned that the quota scheme was being interpreted as an “invitation” by illegal migrants, and helping the business model of people-smugglers to be successful.

      “But as soon as we say, ‘No, the only way to come to Europe is the legal way,’ and we regain the ability to control the external border, and we establish ‘hotspots’ outside of the European Union where the decision is made whether you are eligible for asylum status, I’m pretty sure that the influx will decrease very significantly.

      “The problem is that the European leaders only speak about the necessity of the protection of the external borders, they only speak about the possibility to establish hotspots outside the territory of the EU, but nothing really happens in this regard,” he added regretfully.

      Here again, the Hungarian foreign minister appeared to be in agreement with Salvini, who recently returned from a high-profile mission to Libya, where he hammered out an agreement with the UN-backed government that migrant processing centres should be established at the country’s southern borders, far from the Mediterranean coast.

    • Italy: Lega’s ideas ‘last hope for this Europe to stay alive’ – Salvini

      Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister and Lega leader Matteo Salvini said that his party’s ideas represented the ‘last hope for this Europe to stay alive,’ during Lega’s annual gathering in the northern town of Pontida on Sunday.

      Commenting on the migrant crisis, Salvini complimented the Libyan coast guard for having ‘saved more than 1,000 desperate people who were risking to drown, taking them back to Libyan territory.’

      He also lauded the presence of Catalan and Russian flags at the gathering.

      Salvini recently gained notoriety for his hardline stance on migration, and his decision to close Italian ports to the migrant rescue ship Aquarius, which was eventually allowed to dock in Spain.

  22. Turkish Radio and Television – TRT – Mauritania Economy: Govt: Donkey carts could create jobs for youth

    In Mauritania, debate is raging over the place of traditional donkey carts in its economy. Some complain that they’re an outdated mode of transport. But as Sarah Balter explains, they may be the key to solving one of the north African nation’s biggest problems.

  23. Bulgarian Prime Minister: Close Europe’s Borders, Imprison Illegals, Deport Them Back to Africa (breitbart, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov has said the migrant crisis can be solved if the EU can seal its external border, detain illegal migrants already present, and deport them back to where they came from.

    Speaking after the EU’s failed mini-summit on migration, called to forestall German chancellor Angela Merkel’s partners in Bavaria walking out of government and collapsing her fragile ‘grand coalition’, the Bulgarian leader said he would not accept any plan which involved sending migrants back to the first EU state they arrived in — often border states like his own — in line with the EU’s old Dublin regulations.

    “Let’s face it: Greece, Italy and Bulgaria let the migrants through, and they went to Germany,” he said bluntly.

    “That’s how the countries of Western Europe were flooded with migrants, and that’s why they want to send some of them back.”

    He added, however, that these illegal migrants would not have crossed into their territory in the first place if Angela Merkel had not issued an open invitation for them to come, and that he would not accept tens of thousands being sent back to his country without an agreement to detain them.

    “Angela Merkel may ask for bilateral agreements [on other EU member-states taking back migrants] when the EU external borders are securely and entirely closed… Before they send them back, they should first agree that we build prisons and hold them there,” he said.

    While not a member of the Visegrád Group of countries opposed to mass migration and compulsory migrant quotas — Hungary, Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia — Bulgaria has adopted a similarly tough line on illegal immigration.

    “This is a very sensitive subject in Europe, and that’s why these meetings are organized. Everybody acknowledged that Bulgaria has done plenty of work during the [EU Council] Presidency to move forward the migration topic and… I was congratulated because the issue can thus be solved in a relatively short time,” Borissov said.

    “If each member-state along the external border manages to do the same [as Bulgaria], the problem with migration will be solved.

    “This will require several things. First, continued financing of the front-line countries so as to be able to guarantee that they will not let any such wave pass through their territory again.

    “Second, setting up reception centres outside Europe. Let’s take advantage of the countries that have good historical contacts with African states: the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain.

    “Flexible agreements should be signed on such security centres outside the EU. Instead of sending them back from Germany to Bulgaria and Greece, let them send them to Tunisia or Libya, back to where they came from. This will also address the issue of secondary migration between member-states.

    “We anyway spend enormous amounts of money on development aid for the countries of Africa, let’s see exactly where and how this money is going so as to halt this migration,” he concluded.

    Advocates of Borissov’s tough approach to bringing the migrant crisis under control are currently enjoying an unprecedented period of influence, with Austria’s new conservative-nationalist coalition government joining forces with the Visegrád, and a weakened Merkel held hostage by Horst Seehofer’s Christian Social Union (CSU) in Bavaria, which adopts a markedly more robust stance on borders than Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

    All have been massively bolstered by the election of an anti-establishment, anti-mass migration populist coalition government in Italy, one of the EU’s founding members, a major economy, and, like Bulgaria, on the frontline of the migrant crisis.

    Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó recently told Breitbart London that he considers the Italian government’s new Minister of the Interior, Lega leader Matteo Salvini, a “very serious person”, and said his decision to close Italy’s ports to NGOs ferrying migrants across the Mediterranean a “gamechanger”.”

  24. REPORT: Soros Held ‘Secret Meeting’ with Spain’s Socialist, Pro-Mass Migration Leader (breitbart, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Billionaire globalist George Soros has met “secretly” with the new socialist, open borders supporting Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, according to a report by Spanish media.

    Soros allegedly met with Sánchez on Wednesday at 7 p.m., according to Spanish news website OKDIARIO, at the Prime Minister’s official residence, the Palace of Moncloa — but the interview did not appear on Sánchez’s public agenda.

    “The talk, as OKDIARIO has learned, lasted about an hour and a half. In attendance at the meeting were two other unidentified people who could be financial advisers,” the news site claimed.

    OKDIARIO alleged that Soros and Sánchez met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation, Josep Borrell Fontelles, “to be able to share their economic and future views”.

    Borrell Fontelles was also President of the European Parliament from 20 July 2004 until 16 January 2007.

    La Gaceta criticised Prime Minister Sánchez’s alleged secret meeting with the Open Society Foundations chief, writing that the meeting — as well as one with the radical-left Podemos party which allegedly had financial ties to Hugo Chávez , the deceased former leader of socialist failed state Venezuela — goes “behind the back of the public opinion of the leader who presides over a self-styled ‘government of transparency’”.

    The reported secret meeting came two weeks after Sánchez proved his open borders credentials by taking in the Aquarius migrant transport ship, carrying more than 600 illegal migrants picked up off the coast of Libya, after it was rejected by the new patriotic, populist Italian government.

    The socialist also pledged to take down the barbed wire fences that protect Spain’s two North African exclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, which are frequently mobbed by up to one thousand Africans trying to touch foot on EU soil…”

    • España: Pedro Sánchez se reúne en secreto con George Soros

      El presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, se ha reunido en secreto, en La Moncloa con George Soros, uno de los millonarios vinculados con el referéndum ilegal del 1-O.

      ¿Qué temas abordaron? ¿quién estaba más interesado por el encuentro? ¿que intereses encubre? nuestro invitado Nuño Rodrigo nos da luces sobre el tema.

      • They say it’s dark and dirty.
        Where’d this Sanchez come from? What’s with this nazi speculator rushing in to see the boy he crowned?!

  25. BBC left STUNNED after secret survey reveals 417 of its staff are TRANSGENDER (express, Jul 1, 2018)

    “THE BBC has been left stunned after a confidential internal survey revealed that it employs more than 400 transgender staff – four times higher than the proportion in the population at large.

    The 417 employees, which represents more than one in 50 of its total workforce, was described by the executive behind the research as “very, very high”.

    Following the findings, the BBC’s Director of Diversity Tunde Ogungbesan has launched a major reform to make the Corporation more “trans-friendly”.

    He also revealed that 11 percent of BBC employees were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), but said he still did not consider the Corporation to be diverse enough.

    Almost a quarter of its 21,239 staff declined to reveal their orientation and from the remainder, 2.2 percent said they were bisexual, 4.8 percent were gay men and 1.3 percent lesbian.

    Mr Ogungbesan said the BBC wants eight percent of its staff to be from the LGBT community by 2020.

    According to official UK figures in 2016, two percent of people said they were lesbian, gay or bisexual.

    The BBC’s Director of Diversity revealed the findings at a Westminster Social Policy Forum attended by senior civil servants, doctors and transgender rights campaigners last month.

    He told them: “Can someone have a guess at how many people have disclosed they are transgender at the BBC.

    “Ten? Anyone else? Twenty? Not bad. One more? I will put you out of your misery.

    “We’ve got 417 – almost two per cent. That is very, very high.

    “If you have a figure like that you have to think how you make the BBC inclusive – because people have trusted you.”

    Mr Ogungbesan said the results would see the BBC rewrite its “style guide”, which outlines rules on “fairness and terminology” at the Corporation.

    He added: “If we can create a culture where everyone feels they can bring their best work into the organisation and with that you can begin to change from within the thought processes and the ways people behave and the way they broadcast their programmes, then we would have achieved what we are trying to do.”

    The BBC’s research comes as the Government prepares to unveil plans next week to make it less stressful and bureaucratic for people to be able to change gender.

    Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt will launch a consultation on Tuesday and has told Cabinet colleagues she regards it as “one of the most important issues facing modern British society”.”

  26. Polish MP: Our country is safe because we did not accept illegal immigrants

    Dominik Tarczy?ski, a member of Poland’s Law and Justice party was recently interviewed by Britain’s Channel 4. According to the Polish MP his country is safe because it refused to accept illegal Muslim migrants.

    Channel 4 host Cathy Newman, how many refugees Poland has taken, Tarczy?ski says “zero”. When Newman asks him if he is proud of that, he says: “If you’re asking me about illegal Muslim migrants not even one will come to Poland, if it’s illegal.”

    The Polish MP explains how his country has accepted already 2 million Ukrainians are working peacefully in the country. He adds that Poland will not receive even one Muslim, because that is what “we’ve promised”.

  27. Deutsche Welle -Angela Merkel’s coalition partner escalates asylum row

    The row in the German coalition government over asylum policy re-ignited on Sunday as Interior Minister Horst Seehofer defied Chancellor Angela Merkel over asylum policy. Merkel is facing a new government crisis.

    German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer dramatically re-escalated the row over asylum policy on Sunday evening by calling Chancellor Angela Merkel’s European Union deal over asylum policy as “not having the same effect” as national measures he has been pushing for.

    According to reports from sources within the Christian Social Union (CSU), Bavarian sister-party to Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), party leader Seehofer also said that his crunch meeting with the chancellor on Saturday evening had not had any effect.

    This amounted to a direct contradiction of Merkel’s account of the meeting, which she delivered in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF to be broadcast on Sunday evening . “In the sum of all that we have decided, that it will have the same effect,” she said, according to a report in Der Spiegel. “That is my personal conclusion. Of course the CSU will have to decide that for itself.”

    The leaderships of the CDU and CSU are meeting separately in Berlin and Munich on Sunday to discuss whether and how the two parties, who have been allied since their founding in 1949, will continue to work together. The CSU is facing a crucial state election in Bavaria in October, and has opted to take a hard-line anti-immigration stance as its main campaign strategy.

    July 1 deadline

    Seehofer had set Merkel a deadline of July 1 to find a “European solution” to the issue of so-called “secondary migration,” or when asylum-seekers cross internal European Union borders after having already applied for asylum elsewhere in the EU.

    Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s initial “master plan,” which remains unpublished and which triggered the present German government crisis, would see asylum-seekers who had already been registered being shut out of Germany – a potential breach of EU law and the Geneva convention on refugees’ rights.

    Merkel gave a number of concessions to other EU countriesat last week’s summit in Brussels, though the hard-line right-wing governments in Hungary and Poland have since said they have not reached any new deals on asylum.

    • Newsblog: Seehofer kündigt persönliche Erklärung an


      German interior minister unhappy with Merkel’s EU migration deal

      German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is unhappy with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s deal with other EU nations to slash immigration, sources from his CSU party told AFP Sunday, a sign she may have failed to defuse tensions within her conservative alliance.
      Seehofer complained to fellow party leaders in Munich that he had engaged Merkel in a “conversation with no effect” Saturday about his plan to turn away asylum seekers already registered in other EU countries, the sources said.

      Merkel is engaged in a fight for her political survival with the rebellious CSU, which has pressured her for weeks to get tough on immigration and asylum as it fears being outflanked to the right by anti-immigrant, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD).

      The chancellor rejects Seehofer’s plan for Germany to unilaterally turn away at the border already-registered asylum seekers, preferring to seek cooperation with Germany’s neighbours.

      At her urging, EU leaders last week agreed to a slew of measures to reduce immigration to the bloc and so-called “secondary migration” of asylum seekers between countries.

      Merkel also said she had struck deals with 16 other countries for them to take back already-registered asylum seekers, although central European nations including Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia denied any such agreement.

      If Seehofer rejects Merkel’s approach and orders border police to begin turning away already-registered asylum seekers, she would be forced to fire him, effectively exploding her conservative camp and robbing her ruling coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of a majority in parliament.

    • Germany: We ‘rocked’ Europe – CSU Vice-Chairman on Brussels migration deal

      CSU board members arrived at the party’s headquarters in Munich on Sunday to discuss the EU-wide asylum agreement reached during the European Council summit last week.

      “The CSU rocked Europe during last few weeks. Though the pressure that was created Europe started to move and reached positive results. And I am happy that we, as a Bavarian party, are able to put such an issue on the table and move it in a positive direction,” said the CSU Vice-Chairman Manfred Weber upon his arrival.

      After the talks, the CSU chairman and the Interior Minister of Germany Horst Seehofer is expected to inform the media of the conclusions reached in a press conference at around 17:00 GMT.

      Leaders of the 28 European Union member states met in Brussels for a European Council summit between June 28 and 29. The summit was focused on migration as well as economic and financial reforms.

      They reached an agreement over several approaches to the migration issue, including the creation of disembarkation platforms outside Europe, boosting EU support for the Libyan coast guard, and taking internal measures to prevent migrants from moving between countries within the EU.

    • Deutsche Welle -Angela Merkel’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announces plans to resign in asylum row

      The row in the German coalition government over asylum policy reignited on Sunday as Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced plans to offer his resignation. Merkel is facing a new crisis.

      German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced plans to resign from his posts in government and as CSU leader on Sunday evening, after previously escalating his stand-off with Angela Merkel over the chancellor’s asylum policy.

      The leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), party leader and immigration hard-liner Seehofer had said earlier that his crunch meeting with the chancellor on Saturday evening had “not had any effect” on their conflict.

      This was a direct contradiction of Merkel’s account of the meeting, which she delivered in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF on Sunday. “The sum of everything we have decided has the same effect [as national measures],” she said. “That is my personal conclusion. Of course the CSU will have to decide that for itself.”

      Working together?

      The chancellor also said that she had made concessions to Seehofer’s demands. “I would like very much for the CDU and CSU to continue working together,” she added. “Because we are a success story for Germany.”

      The leaderships of the CDU and CSU met separately in Berlin and Munich on Sunday to discuss whether and how the two parties, who have been allied since 1949, will continue to work together. The CSU is facing a state election in Bavaria in October, and has opted to take a hard-line anti-immigration stance as its main campaign strategy.

      The chancellor’s claim that the CSU’s demands had been fulfilled by the EU deal was contradicted by some CSU politicians entering the meeting in Munich, who maintained that it was up to the party to decide. There is also a difference of opinion between the two parties about whether the EU deal allows unilateral action by member states on closing borders or not.

      Sunday’s long-planned TV interview with Merkel could barely have been scheduled at a more inconvenient moment for the chancellor, as at the same time the CDU was preparing to meet for vital talks across town in Berlin. Many of her answers therefore stalled until after that discussion, and that of the CSU in Munich.

      But she vehemently defended the deals she had struck in Brussels last week, where she gave a number of concessions to other EU countries. But in the meantime, right-wing governments in Hungary and Poland have since said they have not reached any new deals on asylum.

      Where is the ‘master plan?’

      Prominent CDU figures were tight-lipped as they entered the talks in Berlin, though it was clear they saw the crisis as extremely serious for Germany. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Germany’s “reputation” was on the line, as well as the government’s ability to function. It was also painfully clear that the CDU could do little but wait for an expected CSU press conference and a statement by Seehofer, which had been continually put off to later in the evening.

      The interior minister’s “master plan,” which triggered the present German government crisis, would see asylum-seekers who had already been registered elsewhere being shut out of Germany – a potential breach of EU law and the Geneva convention on refugees’ rights.

      After Merkel rejected the plan, Seehofer set the chancellor a deadline of July 1 to find a “European solution” to the issue of so-called “secondary migration,” referring to asylum-seekers crossing internal EU borders after having already applied for asylum elsewhere in the EU.

      Though the master plan remains unpublished, it emerged on Sunday evening that Seehofer had handed it out at the CSU meeting, and that it had not been made available to the CDU leadership in Berlin. Photos of individual pages of the plan were circulated on Twitter, which confirmed that Seehofer still intended to turn asylum-seekers away.

      When Merkel rejected the plan two weeks ago, Seehofer threatened to implement his border control measures unilaterally, using his authority as interior minister over the federal police. If that were to happen, Merkel could overrule him, which would likely lead to his resignation.

    • reuters – German Interior Minister Seehofer offers to resign – party sources

      MUNICH, July 1 (Reuters) – German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has offered to resign as both minister and as chairman of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union at a closed meeting of the party’s presidency, party sources said on Sunday.

      Sources said Seehofer had not yet submitted the resignation and that some in the party were attempting to change his mind over the decision.

      Seehofer has been pushing for Chancellor Angela Merkel to agree to a tougher immigration policy.

  28. German Intel Claims Iran Trying to Illegally Acquire Tech for Missile Program (sputniknews, Jul 1, 2018)

    “In its report, a local office of the German homeland security agency has alleged that the Islamic Republic has repeatedly tried to get its hands on the goods and technology necessary for developing weapons of mass destruction, and is working on its missile program.

    The regional Office for the Protection of the Constitution in the state of North Rheine Westphalia, which is Germany’s most populated state and a stronghold for key industries, has stated in its annual report on 2017:

    “After the Iran nuclear agreement came into force in 2016, a sharp decrease in Iran’s attempts to purchase products [for developing mass destruction weapons] was registered. Due to the development of its missile program, Iran remains focused on countering weapons proliferation. In addition, an increasing number of Pakistan’s attempts have been identified. However, in the majority of cases, no delivery of the goods succeeded.“

    The security service has revealed in its report, that it’s been able to warn the local companies and avert the suspicious deals on the so called dual-use goods and know-hows, which can be used both in civilian industries and for producing weapons.

    Destination Concealed

    Apart from Iran and Pakistan, North Korea and Syria have reportedly been under the suspicion of the German security services. They fear that these countries can use weapons of mass destruction in inner conflicts or as political leverage.

    According to the report, the true destinations of goods in deals with between German firms can be concealed with an address in the generally unsuspicious countries. The illicit purchasers previously used nets of cover companies and strawmen to order the details, needed for making WMDs. As the German intelligence office stated, it works with the German companies and give red flags for suspicious circumstances of the deal, if it’s needed.

    Additionally, the German security services have revealed the activities of the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Information and Security, spying on the country’s civilians both in Iran and abroad. The increased number of activities by the so-called Quds Force Brigade, which is a special espionage department of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), have been discovered…”

  29. BREITBART – Red Terror: Alt-Left Antifa Extremists Brag About Vicious Attack On British Identitarian Leader

    Alt-left Antifa extremists have taken responsibility for a vicious attack on Generation Identity UK co-leader Tom Dupré, severely lacerating his face and allegedly leaving him unconscious for up to five minutes.
    The politically motivated attack took place on Thursday evening in the Hackney area of London, according to Dupré, who said he had been in a pub in the area, then left and walked by a Kurdish community centre noticing a group of Antifa extremists.

    Dupré claims he, and those he was with, waited for the extremists to leave after going to a nearby shop. On the way back, he said, “OK two guys ran up from behind, hit me in the back of the neck/head, I went over into a lamppost-box thing and that’s how I split my head.”

    “Then police turned up and I got it stitched up,” he added.

    The Generation Identity co-leader claimed that he wanted to keep the incident quiet but the pro-Antifa Twitter account ‘libcom dot org‘ began to brag about the attack on Saturday.

  30. Shire towns face unprecedented 140 per cent surge in robberies and violent crime with rise blamed on police cuts and ‘county lines’ drug gangs (dailymail, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Violent crime has sky-rocketed in suburban areas, with some Shire towns seeing an increase of over 140 per cent in the past four years.

    National Crime Agency figures reveal the robbery rates in small towns have surpassed London as criminals target quieter, more affluent areas.

    Experts have warned drug trafficking in Shire towns is on the rise because organised gangs are increasingly using supply routes known as ‘country lines’.

    An NCA report published in November 2017 confirms fears over suburban crime hotspots, showing an increase in drug trafficking, knife and acid attacks.

    In Avon and Somerset violence against the person offences rose from 16,494 in 2013 to 40,234 in 2017 – an increase of 144 per cent.

    Norfolk has also seen a surge, with figures going from 8,294 violent crimes in 2013 to 18,002 four years later (117 per cent).

    Northamptonshire Police reported a 115 per cent rise in just four years, citing a nationwide increase in violent crime as one of the main reasons.

    Robberies are most common in the north west of England, figures show, with 6,038 in 2013 and 9,281 in 2017. The east of England appears to have the lowest robbery rates.

    Despite the rise in offences, it’s bad news for victims as the same report reveals fewer than five per cent of robberies committed last year resulted in a conviction…”

  31. Study: Nearly Half of Women in Sweden’s ‘Vulnerable’ Areas Feel Unsafe After Dark (breitbart, Jul 1, 2018)

    “Nearly half of the women in Sweden’s ‘vulnerable areas’, sometimes referred to as no-go zones, feel insecure in their own neighbourhoods in the evening, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå).

    The new report released on Friday claims that 48 percent of women living in Sweden’s often heavily migrant-populated ‘vulnerable areas’ say they feel insecure about being outside, as opposed to women in other parts of the country, where the average is only 30 percent.

    For men, the sense of insecurity is much lower in ‘vulnerable areas’, with only 22 percent admitting to feeling unsafe, but the figure is dramatically higher than in the rest of Sweden, where a mere nine percent of men feel insecure.

    “In some cases, the insecurity and concern of women in socially vulnerable areas are significantly higher, compared with men in the same areas, as compared to both women and men in other urban areas,” said Brå investigator Sofie Ahlin.

    Another major difference between residents of vulnerable areas was the level of trust in the judicial system, with only 52 percent of residents trusting the authorities.

    Nearly 20 percent of men and women living in vulnerable areas say they have been victims of crimes…”

  32. French Ambassador Praises Hungarian Prime Minister, Brands Muslims in France and Germany Anti-Semitic (breitbart, Jul 1, 2018)

    “A leaked confidential note from the French ambassador to Hungary has revealed praise for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s migrant policy, and has drawn ire from French president Emmanuel Macron.

    In the confidential note, which was addressed to the Élysée Palace and top European Union officials, Ambassador Eric Fournier defends the Hungarian leader, saying that the migrant policy of Prime Minister Orbán is a “model” for Europe and that many politicians in the west suffer from “Hungaryophobia”, French broadcaster BFMTV reports.

    Fournier described Hungary’s migration policy as “having anticipated the problems posed by illegal migratory movements,” and slammed “Anglo-Saxon and French media”, saying: “Any democratically elected regime that does not correspond to their worldview [is called] ‘populist’.”

    The ambassador also defended the Hungarian government against allegations of anti-Semitism, saying that the “true modern anti-Semitism” belongs to “Muslims of France and Germany.”…”

  33. Leader of Greek Island Community Warns Residents Angry Over Migration May Take Law ‘Into Their Own Hands’ (breitbart, Jul 1, 2018)

    “The leader of the community of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos has called on the government to do more to deal with the escalating tensions due to the migrant crisis, warning that citizens may try and take the law “into their own hands.”

    The leader of the community in Moria, Nikos Trakellis, entered his third day on hunger strike on Wednesday when he revealed that the tensions caused by the influx of asylum seekers to Lesbos since 2015 were escalating dramatically, Greek newspaper Proto Thema reports.

    “This does not go any further,” Trakellis said, adding: “From 2015 we live through the constant destruction of our village,” and that the sanitary facilities on the island were not able to handle the influx of migrants living at the camp in Moria.

    “The sewage is poured into the nearby torrents and ends up in the sea passing through our property. Garbage everywhere, dirt and mosquitoes. Every concept of life in the village has been destroyed in regards to health and safety,” he said.

    Trakellis said that he has constantly argued with other government officials to get migrants out of Moria, and that there was a risk public feeling could boil over: “We are all being duped here and in Europe. They’re making fun of us. The residents are ready to take the law into their own hands. We are trying to contain the local community, to preserve whatever social cohesion is left.”…”

  34. Germany: Muslim man stabs pregnant Christian woman

    A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to twelve years in the town of Ansbach for a knife attack on his pregnant fiancée. On Friday, the Regional Court found the man guilty of attempted murder, dangerous assault and a particularly serious case of abortion.

    In May 2017, the man seriously injured his fiancée in in broad daylight in the town of Neuendettelsau with several stab wounds. The 32-year-old survived, her unborn child died. “The defendant wanted to kill her.

    She survived the assassination attempt only because she had many lifesavers,” said the presiding judge. One of the life savers was an 85-year-old man who happened to be passing by. With his briefcase full of sheet music, he hit the 38-year-old on the head. Another passer-by yelled at the 38-year-old to throw the knife away. And the doctors later fought hard for the life of the woman – they had to resuscitate the pregnant woman several times.

    The fact that the 38-year-old wanted to kill the woman is proven by the large number of stitches. The man and his fiancée had come to Germany as refugees from Ethiopia. The woman was four months pregnant – but by another man.

    The crime is said to have been triggered by a dispute over the denomination. The Christian woman had demanded that the 38-year-old Muslim man convert to her religion. Jealousy also played a role.

  35. Welcome to BAMF – The Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (Comedy)
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