Reader’s links, July 28, 2018

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  1. Learner drivers in Austria will no longer be able to take their theory test in Turkish, the transport ministry announced on Saturday, blaming the cost of translating the exam.
    Of the nearly 300,000 theory tests taken last year, only 3,631 were conducted in Turkish — or 1.2 percent of the total.

    The ministry, which in Austria’s new coalition government belongs to the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), said it was too expensive to maintain a test taken by a relatively small percentage of learners.

    There are around 360,000 people of Turkish origin in Austria, including 117,000 Turkish nationals.

    “Each additional language for training costs the state a five-figure sum that isn’t justifiable,” said transport minister Norbert Hofer.

  2. Midwife training centre attacked in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad (bbc, Jul 28, 2018)

    “Militants have attacked a midwife training centre in Afghanistan, killing two guards and a driver and injuring at least eight other people.

    The attackers set off explosives and fired gunshots at the centre in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province.

    Afghan security forces regained control after a gunfight lasting six hours.

    No group has yet said it was behind the attack, although Islamic State militants have claimed several recent attacks in the eastern province.

    The Taliban have denied any involvement.

    The attack began at around 11:30 local time (07:00 GMT) and ended around 18:00.

    The attackers placed explosive devices in the street near the complex, an eyewitness told AFP.

    Attaullah Khogyani, Nangarhar spokesman for the provincial governor, told the BBC one of the assailants died when he detonated an explosive vest, while the other was killed by security forces…”

    • Sounds like a new front in the war on women by these Dark Ages denizens. They regard women as no higher than animals.

  3. UK launches “ethnic origins study” of Muslim rape gangs
    The Home Secretary has ordered research into the ethnicity of grooming gangs and is working to improve the “targeting” of child sex abuse networks and “prevention activity”.

    Of course, there are those who will claim that Home Secretary Sajid Javid is implementing an “Islamophobic” policy.

    It cannot be emphasized enough that the nature of the defense against the global jihad has everything to do with ideology. This ideology is a supremacist one that relegates women to an inferior status and sanctions the sexual abuse of Infidel women. It also sanctions violence against gays, infidels and those who criticize Muhammad and Islam.

    • Over 1200 migrants rescued off Spain in two days

      Officials in Spain have said they have rescued more than 1,200 migrants from the sea in the last two days, as the country’s interior minister called for a European-wide solution to illegal immigration.

      Fernando Grande-Marlaska said Spain had now seen “on the ground, the problems that exist, the problem of immigration which is a European problem which requires a European solution”, following a visit to the southwestern Cadiz region.

      The minister was on a fact-finding visit to learn how police and the Red Cross are dealing with the influx of migrants.

      Earlier today, the maritime rescue service said it had rescued 334 people from 17 boats, while on Friday the Coast Guards picked up 888 people in a single day.

      “It was to be expected,” Mr Grande-Marlaska said, criticising the previous conservative government of Mariano Rajoy for a “lack of foresight”.

      He said the government was working against the clock to open “a centre” in the port of Andalusia with room for 600 people.

      Earlier this week, more than 600 African migrants reached the Spanish territory of Ceuta after storming a double border fence with Morocco and attacking police.

      The scramble over the barbed wire-decked barrier on Thursday is the biggest in Ceuta since February 2017, when more than 850 migrants entered the Spanish overseas territory over four days.

      The incident further increases pressure on Spain, which has now surpassed Italy as the number one destination for migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat.

      More than 19,580 people have landed on Spanish shores so far this year, according to the International Organisation for Migration.

      • Spain is the new Italy. Poor Spaniards. They elected socialists and got an invasion of north African fascists (tards). Making the mistake of electing socialists used to be just a sad, stupid expensive folly that everyone regretted. –No longer room for such stupidity since Soros opened everyone’s borders. (Except those of his unfortunate birth place.)

    • Italy investigating German refugee rescue workers

      Italian prosecutors are investigating rescue workers from international NGOs, including some from the German NGO Jugend Rettet. The investigation comes as Italy’s populist government cracks down on private sea rescues.

      Prosecutors from the Sicilian town of Trapani opened an investigation on Wednesday into more than 20 sea rescue workers accused of assisting with illegal immigration, according to a report from German newsmagazine Der Spiegel.

      The rescuers work for various international nongovernmental organizations, including Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children. Prosecutors have not pressed any charges and the preliminary investigation is a “technical process” in order to gather information from computers and phones, a spokesperson for Doctors Without Borders told German press agency DPA.

      “We are sure that these technical reviews confirm what we have always said: that we operate at sea in accordance with the law,” the spokesperson said.

      Italy has intensified its fight against private sea rescuers. In June, it turned away a migrant rescue ship that belonged to the German NGO Sea Watch and was carrying more than 600 refugees. The country’s populist government has promised to curb the massive influx of migrants from Africa — more than 600,000 have entered the country in the past five years.

      Iuventa row continues

      Ten of the rescue workers who are part of the investigation are crew members of the rescue ship Iuventa, which belongs to the Berlin-based NGO Jugend Rettet (youth to the rescue). Iuventa was impounded by Italian authorities last August under the suspicion that the organization was aiding illegal immigration and working with Libyan smugglers.

      Some crew members received subpoenas to search confiscated items, a spokesperson for Jugend Rettet told DPA. Those items include computers and telephones that have been in the possession of Italian authorities for the past year.

      The Iuventa was not a ship that brought people to land, instead transferring them to NGOs who then take them to land. Jugend Rettet insisted it operated according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

      Last year, Jugend Rettet was one of six NGOs which refused to sign a new code of conduct by the Italian government covering migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, saying the code failed to prioritize human lives.

      Since the Iuventa was impounded last year, there have been no indictments and there has been no information about a possible investigative process.

      “In the context of the measures against other NGOs, we wonder why, after months, these steps are now taking place,” the Jugend Rettet spokesperson said.

  4. Deutsche Welle – July 26 2018 – Denmark bans full-face veils

    Denmark has banned full-face veils. Some traditional Muslim women now feel discriminated against. They fear it will make it impossible for them to leave their homes.

  5. Not to shamelessly spam anything, but I put together a series of #WalkAway videos with some women that woke up to what the left is about. This video should be particularly effective with women who have doubts about the Democrat party. It’s long because there are a number of testimonials but you can easily skip around.

    • Thanks! Its not spam, its in the bull’s eye.

      As an aside, in part I blame Mary Shelly for some of the problems we have today. She created one of the first popular novels that I am aware of, where guilt is reversed. Where the public sees a monster in their midst and wishes to do something about it and somehow they are the bad people and the monster is the good guy.

      The book should have ended with them burning the castle, the monster, and Dr. Frankenstein and hanging their bodies from street lamps for all to see for as long as possible. That way someone might think twice about bringing in some mishmash monster into a quit German village. It should end with the fine Burgers of Frankenville all going for a beer for a job well done.

      Anyone here familiar enough with her husband, the poet Shelley I think it was, to know if he was a postmodernist or Marxist?

      Just checked. Shelley was not a Marxist, he was before Marx. But I still think Mary was doing the moral inversion, ‘we are the monsters’ thing that in part is why we are paralyzed now in the face of invading evil.

      • I hadn’t thought of it that way but you are right, that attitude has continued through the Ann Rice novels and the “Twilight” series. This moral inversion has invaded many of the movies from the 70s on to today and is shown in some of the comics, although those tend to fail rather quickly.

      • it’s been 50 years or so since I read it as a kid so I’m a little fuzzy on it at this point. I do remember a lot more concern for the monster than would be warranted and painted it with a mostly functional brain, while the movie didn’t portray the monster as particularly sentient. I also remember the book being *really* long, almost bordering on tedious, so I don’t know how many people have actually read it. 🙂

        Nevertheless, your points are well taken, evil is evil and wasting a lot of time trying to divine the motivation involved is like typical lefty hand-wringing. When evil is identified and punished, it should be done in *public*, like public hangings, so everybody can see it. No, BS, it is what it is, and he won’t do *that* again.

        I found it interesting that at least 3 of the women in the videos expressed support for strong immigration control. You would think that women would naturally be concerned with security so it shows the power of commie-cult indoctrination that so many could ignore the inherent danger in an alien invasion. All of those wilkommen wimmen here and abroad remind me of the people in the 1950’s science fiction movies who walk up to the alien spacecraft saying “we come in peace” and then get fried by the death ray 🙂

        • Mars Attacks was a cautionary tale. Im shocked Hollywood made it. I guess they were smug at the time and felt it wouldn’t have the value it should now.

  6. Deutsche Welle –Gülen movement on the rise in Germany

    Muslim preacher Fethullah Gülen’s ex-followers warn that his movement could be turning into something like a sect. It aspires to a global Islamic society.

    Since the foiled coup attempt in 2016, Turkey has driven thousands of Gülen’s followers out of the country. Many have fled to Germany.

  7. Powder Keg Paris: As a devastating report reveals 300,000 illegal migrants are living in one French suburb… ANDREW MALONE explores the tensions in a community at odds with mainstream society
    Andrew Malone ventured into the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis for a week
    The neighbourhood is home to as many as 300,000 illegal immigrants
    Many rely on crime or the ‘black economy’ to get by and live in poverty
    He found rule of French law, equality, religious freedom, was lost in the suburb
    There are more mosques there than anywhere else and 35 known jihadis

    On a steamy summer’s night, the sounds and smells are of Africa. Hawkers grill meat on fires built inside shopping trolleys.

    Others sell corn, which pops on the flames. People jostle and sweat; thick smoke hangs in the air.

    West African women — les Reines de Marchand, the Queens of the Market — sell fake designer clothes. Hustlers in sunglasses work the crowds.

    ‘Burrha! Burrha!,’ they shout, holding bags of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes.

    Some voices are from sub-Saharan Africa — Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea, Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone. Afghans shout and joke in Pashtun; others speak in languages I have not heard before.

    There are thousands at this open market — haggling, eating and drinking.
    At the World Express cafe, groups of men argue in Arabic. On side streets, men smoke shisha pipes and talk — again, in Arabic — on every corner. Women shop in veils and scarves, always accompanied by a male relative.

    As a white European, I attract odd looks. When I take out my mobile phone for a photograph, a young man jumps in front of me, waving his index finger in my face, shouting: ‘La! La! La!’ (No! No! No!)

    Yet this is not an exotic, far-flung destination. This is France. Moreover, this is Paris and only six miles from the Eiffel Tower.

    The reason for all this activity — in an area which even the most optimistic estate agent would struggle to sell as ‘cosmopolitan and bohemian’ — is quite simple: immigration on a mammoth scale.

    The area in question is called Saint-Denis in the north-east of the city, where the Basilica holds the resting places of many French kings and queens.

    Recently, it was reported that this sprawling district now holds as many as 300,000 illegal immigrants, many of whom rely on crime or the ‘black economy’ to make money. The official legal population in Saint-Denis is estimated at 1.5 million.

    Not only that, according to French parliamentarians in a new report that’s causing much anguish across the nation, as many as 420,000 legal residents here are living ‘below the official poverty line’.
    The scale of the problem grows each day. An estimated 80 migrants arrive in Paris every 24 hours — 550 a week.

    Many head for Saint-Denis because of its closeness to transport links, including the railway lines heading towards the North coast, and Britain.

    Migrant camps, set up in tents along the Seine in this area of Paris, were destroyed by the police in May, with the occupants who didn’t get away taken for processing in detention centres after a raid.

    But there are still campers everywhere, as well as people sleeping on the streets.

    There are an estimated 135 different nationalities in Saint-Denis, most extremely poor, including an estimated 600,000 Muslims from North African or sub-Saharan African backgrounds.

    ‘The challenge,’ says Paris senator Philippe Dallier, is ‘to prevent Saint-Denis becoming a huge ethnic ghetto of two million inhabitants within 20 years.’

    Bon chance, monsieur — as they don’t say in this teeming quarter, where speaking Arabic is more useful than French.

    Having spent several days in Saint-Denis, it’s clear to me that the area is already lost to France — to the rule of French law, equality, religious freedom, and even access to the streets by the police themselves.

    Indeed, this is a parallel state — a state within a state, with its own rules and religious courts — where allegiance to Islam comes ahead of fealty to France………

  8. Ex-Security Aide to Macron Says He Betrayed President

    PARIS — The former presidential security aide at the center of a firestorm over his violent behavior toward a protester on May Day says President Emmanuel Macron is not to blame and that he committed “a form of betrayal” of his boss.

    The identification 10 days ago of Alexandre Benalla as the man in a video acting violently toward a protester has swelled into a political crisis for Macron. Benalla was embedded with police as an observer that day.

    In his first TV interview, Benalla told TF1 that he didn’t feel he had committed a “reprehensible” act, but conceded his actions were “not the role of a collaborator” of the president who “has nothing to do with May 1.”

    Among charges Benalla now faces is “violence in a group.”

    • Seems like having to place the word “democratic” in front of “socialist” is a pretty lousy sales ploy, and that the need for it belies the lie of it.

  9. How Vladimir Putin will take down Trump when he’s no longer useful
    Jeff Stein, Newsweek July 27, 2018

    [Ed. – This is hilarious. The implication that Ivana, Trump’s Czech-born first wife, was an especially ripe condition for “recruitment” is a nice touch. The article even plants the idea that if there’s an assassination attempt against Trump, it’ll be the Russians.]

    How Vladimir Putin Will Take Down Donald Trump When He’s No Longer Useful

    How Vladimir Putin Will Take Down Donald Trump When He’s No Longer Useful
    By Jeff Stein On 7/27/18 at 12:30 PM
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    Signs are that Vladimir Putin may already be hedging his bets on Donald Trump as a reliable tool for advancing several of Russia’s key goals, including his drive to get U.S. sanctions lifted, sow chaos in America’s elections and undermine NATO and the European Union, experts say.

    Following the controversial Helsinki summit between the Russian and American presidents, Moscow’s media commentators greeted Trump’s deference toward Putin with a mix of concern, pity and ridicule, none of which could have been uttered without the Kremlin’s approval, says Ukrainian-born Julia Davis, an expert on Russian propaganda.

    “They usually get a printout of some kind, about which topics they’re supposed to discuss and what their position is supposed to be,” said Davis, a featured expert at the Atlantic Council’s Disinfo Portal. The state-controlled commentary “is very closely monitored, and they would not take a chance on stepping outside of the line,” she told Newsweek.

    The Kremlin, she continued, is “growing very frustrated because there’s so many controls that are being placed on” Trump by Congress, starting with Russian sanctions, upgrades to the U.S. nuclear arsenal and beefed-up military aid to Ukraine, which is under assault by Moscow-backed forces in its eastern Donbas region. And then there are the ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections by special counsel Robert Mueller and the Senate Intelligence Committee, independent actions that would be unthinkable in Putin’s Russia.

  10. BREITBART – Study: YouTube Failed to Stop Jihadis from Uploading 1,348 Propaganda Videos

    An estimated 278 potential jihadi-linked accounts uploaded 1,348 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) videos on YouTube between March and June this year, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) revealed in a study published shortly after the research period.
    CEP made the discoveries about ISIS videos on YouTube as it produced a research paper to better understand how the organization uses the video-sharing platform to its advantage.

    The vast majority (83 percent) of terrorists who committed or were charged with ISIS-linked crimes in the United States between March 2014 and August 2016 were exposed to ISIS propaganda videos, CEP noted in its July 24 study titled The Eglyph Web Crawler: ISIS Content on YouTube.

    ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and their affiliates have long been known to use online tools like social media — YouTube, Twitter, Facebook — to disseminate propaganda, conduct recruiting operations, spread Islamic hardliner messages, among other nefarious activities.

    YouTube claims it is fighting to stop these groups from using their platform, but the practice continues. Some U.S. officials have admitted America has failed to combat ISIS’s propaganda online efforts.

    Using the technology to keep nefarious actors off the video-sharing outlet, YouTube “appears to have made improvements in locating ISIS content, [but] it does not excuse the fact that these videos are still allowed to be uploaded and accrue in some cases hundreds or thousands of views,” CEP reports.

    To study them, it allows the ISIS jihadis to post the videos and users to access them for hours, potentially fueling terrorist activity with the excuse that by doing so, it will be able to stop the next one.

    CEP notes ISIS is posting videos on YouTube using technology that Youtube can block if the people charged with monitoring are trained, noting:

    If video hashes were checked against a hash database of known terrorist content at the point of upload, it should prevent that video from being posted to YouTube. Instead, CEP found that 91% of the narrow set of 1,348 videos had been uploaded more than once during the three-month period…Clearly, it remains possible to reupload known ISIS content despite YouTube’s highly publicized promises to be proactive in removing content and use of machine learning and hashing technology.

    The fact that known terrorist videos continued to be uploaded and reuploaded to the platform calls into question YouTube’s true intentions behind its heavily promoted efforts to combat online extremism. YouTube still has a long way to go in the fight against terrorist propaganda on their platforms.

    Google’s YouTube has been a vital tool to tracking terror and jihadi terrorists, who are increasingly becoming adept at using the social media tool to recruit, spread propaganda, order hits, and plan and train for deadly attacks.

    CEP explained:

    YouTube, Google’s video streaming platform, has been an important site for posting and sharing ISIS’s propaganda since the group’s inception [around 2014]. Even as ISIS’s message shifted from building a utopia in the Middle East to inspiring individuals to commit attacks in the West, YouTube has remained a central component of ISIS’s online media strategy. ISIS, like most Americans, is drawn to YouTube because it is the dominant online streaming platform. A March 2018 Pew Research Center report found that 73% of American adults use YouTube, with 94% of individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 using the site.

    Moreover, there is a clear link between extremist videos and individuals who have sought to support or join ISIS. A joint study from the University of Chicago’s Project on Security and Threats and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Center found that 83% of Americans who committed or were charged with ISIS-related crimes between March 2014 and August 2016 watched ISIS propaganda videos. Moreover, there is a clear link between extremist videos and individuals who have sought to support or join ISIS.

    The Counter Extremism Project explicitly noted that its study discovered that “YouTube’s claims of proactive content removal efforts” are lackluster, explaining:

    CEP’s findings call into question YouTube’s claims of proactive content removal efforts. The fact that 91% of extremist videos had been re-uploaded to YouTube at least once casts doubt on YouTube’s stated efforts to prevent the upload or removal of known terrorist material. YouTube’s human flagging efforts are currently inadequate to consistently locate and remove known terrorist content.

    Although the U.S-led coalition has annihilated ISIS’s territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria, its anti-propaganda efforts, at the very least, need improvements, CEP concluded, “The fact that 24% of content remained on YouTube for more than two hours [after it was posted allowing a user to record it] indicates that YouTube is failing to prepare, train, and educate its content moderators about known ISIS videos.”

    CEP acknowledged that, given the volume of the videos posted (documented in just three months), YouTube is important to ISIS, something that perhaps they can use against the killers.

    “The overall total of 163,391 views within a three-month period on this limited set of 1,348 uploaded videos shows that YouTube is still an important site for ISIS’s propaganda efforts,” CEP reported. “It is unlikely that Google/YouTube is deploying hashing technology appropriately given that known ISIS videos continue to be reuploaded to the platform.”

  11. Viktor Orbán: Commission is EU elite ‘failure’

    Muslim minorities would make it impossible for Christian political parties to win election in Europe, the Hungarian prime minister said.

    The European Commission is a symbol of the EU elite’s failure, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his annual speech to party supporters.

    Speaking in the Romanian town of Baile Tusnad, where his ruling Fidesz party gathers every summer, Orbán called for a focus on the upcoming European Parliament election, which he believes will center on the question of migration.

    “The European elite has failed, and this failure’s symbol is the European Commission,” the prime minister said. “The good news is that the Commission’s days are numbered,” he said.

    The prime minister argued that the current European Commission is anti-Central Europe, and that there is censorship in Western Europe. He also criticized EU sanctions on Russia.

    “There is liberalism but not democracy,” in Western Europe, Orbán said, adding that “Christian democracy is by definition not liberal.”

    Orbán also said that the emergence of Muslim minorities across European countries would make it impossible for Christian political parties to win election.

    While Orbán’s Fidesz is still a member of the center-right European People’s Party (EPP), several Fidesz supporters at the event put forward questions to the party’s leadership regarding whether they will be leaving the EPP.

    “Our thinking is leaning toward staying, not leaving [the EPP],” Orbán said, while noting some EPP member parties are far apart and compromises would be needed on certain issues.


    euronews – Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban attacks the EU

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has attacked the European Union claiming the western political elite had failed to protect the bloc from muslim immigration.

    He said European parliament elections next year could be decisive for the future of Europe.

    In an annual speech to ethnic Hungarians in Romania, he criticised the European Commission over its failure to protext the fundamental values behind the creation of the European Union.

    The Commission must be impartial and unbiased, he said. Instead it is partial because it stands with liberal forces acting against Central and Eastern European countries.

    He went on to say the Commission was not a friend of freedom because it was working towards building European socialism instead of freedom. Hungary is glad, he concluded that the European Commission’s days are numbered.

    The right-wing nationalist Orban was re-elected in April to a third consecutive term.

    He has been in constant conflict with the European Commission over what Brussels calls an erosion of democratic institutions in formerly communist east European countries.

    • Viktor Orban: The new EU leadership should punish those who let millions of migrants into Europe

      Viktor Orban, Hungary’s Prime Minister, says a new European Commission is needed with a new approach to migration policy, stating that the days of the current EU executive are “numbered” with its mandate expiring next May, Reuters reports.

      He made the comments Friday to state radio and said the next Commission should not punish countries that protect their borders from migrants. Orban added that the new EU leadership should punish those who let millions of migrants into Europe in violation of the EU’s rules.

      The Hungarian Prime Minister is one of the strongest opponents of the EU’s migration policy. The European Commission has stepped up a legal battle with Hungary over EU migration rules, claiming a new Hungarian law, criminalising support for asylum seekers, is illegal.

      Orban’s response is that the Commission’s decision was insignificant as its mandate is running out: “We need a new Commission… with a new approach”.

      European Parliamentary elections will be in May 2019. Orban’s nationalist Fidesz party polls strongly in the lead after a landslide win in the national election in April, re-elected for a third consecutive term.

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