The Canada Border Services Agency has been making sure religious dietary concerns are respected and has been keeping frozen dinners stocked up, according to documents CBC News obtained under the Access to Information Act.
Meals get high praise from asylum seekers
Those meals have come at a high cost. In the 2017-18 fiscal year, approximately $770,500 was spent on food and drinks given to asylum seekers who walked into Canada.
Most recent numbers from the federal government show 10,744 asylum seekers have been apprehended by the RCMP for crossing between points of entry in the first six months of this year.
(One border crasher explains how much better the food Canadian taxpayers give him than is the food the American taxpayers give him when he entered the US illegally.)
The largest-ever report on the fundamentalist branch of Islam shows Salafist preachers in Sweden are cooperating to push their message across Muslim communities – and disturbing everyday behavior is now common even in children.
“Not all Salafists are jihadists, but all jihadists are Salafists,” says the 265-page study of a movement that advocates a return to ‘pure’ Islam, commissioned by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, a government department.
Swedish authorities declared last year that the number of militant Islamists in the country had risen from 200 to 2000 in a decade. Through 70 interviews with police, social workers and community representatives, the study attempted to understand how religious belief leads to terrorism. What it found was a well-organized ideology consciously pushing for the Muslim minority to divorce itself from the cultural surroundings of mainstream Sweden, creating a deep social rift from which terrorists and jihadist recruits can emerge.
The Israel Air Force launched a major wave of strikes at Hamas targets across the Gaza Strip on Friday evening as a cabinet minister said Israel was preparing a massive response to Hamas’s failure to heed repeated Israeli warnings to end the violence along the Gaza border.
“At this time our aircraft are carrying out widespread attacks against terror targets belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said, adding that this came after the “serious shooting incident against our forces,” referring to sniper fire at IDF troops during a riot on the border earlier in the day. The IDF later revealed that a soldier had been killed in the incident.
Stephen Harper ripped into Trudeau’s NAFTA negotiating strategy, saying the government is avoiding getting a deal done because the fight with Trump benefits Trudeau politically.
According to a recording ‘obtained’ by CTV of Harper speaking at the Australia-Economic Leadership Forum in Montreal, Harper said the following:
“The reality is that the Government of Canada believes today that is it doing very well, the fight with Trump is good for it politically – it is winning. So if it can take that fight and continue it, and more importantly paint conservatives as linked to Donald Trump, this is great for them. And so right now that is the strategy they are on.”
(This is more or less what President Trump said after the meeting in Canada as well. That Trudeau was playing optics with Canada’s economy.)
(The Daily Mail headline says: “…as police refuse to rule out terrorism”. How odd is that? Does that mean the government demands that police say things are not terror when they are, unless the police refuse to rule it out?)
Thank you Egri, Ava, Xanthippa, M., Wrath of Khan, EB., Charles, really a lot of very dedicated and tireless people who are working for the preservation of everything we grew up taking for granted as the natural order of things and… well we were wrong. You have to fight for freedom. Raegan knew that.
Also the Reader’s Links post today is spectacular.