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    Dutch politician commits suicide after revealing she was ‘gang raped by Muslims’

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  2. I would very much like to hear what the FBI thought was going on. There were 11 kids starving and one that lost their life and yet, you did nothing…
    There has been so much bad news about the FBI, maybe they could speak up and tell us what their thought process was.
    Are they really this entangled in red tape and inefficiency that a child died while they crossed their Ts and dotted their Is?

    • Some of the stuff in hte video is wild out there conspiracy theories but some is good info about the way a race war is being fomented.

  3. Spain: Thirteen migrants arrested after crossing Gibraltar Strait

    A dinghy with around 30 migrants from Morocco landed at Zahara de los Atunes beach in southern Spain on Friday.

    They arrived at about 12:30pm, having crossed the Strait of Gibraltar, according to Spanish Guardia Civil.

    Thirteen were arrested shortly after landing while running from the beach in an attempt to hide in the bushes close to the road that connects Zahara de los Atunes and Barbate.

    Guardia Civil unsuccessfully searched the area for two hours trying to find the rest of the migrants.

    • Spain: 78 refugees arrive in Barbate aboard rescue vessel

      At total of 78 refugees arrived at the port of Barbate on Friday, after being picked up from two dinghies in the Strait of Gibraltar by the Guardamar Concepcion Arenal vessel from Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service earlier in the day.

    • What type of agreement do we have with the Turkish Government? Also are the people they want our contacts with the Kurds?

  4. The shooting in Fredericton seems to be acquiring the scent of a White Van Whitewash. Shooter caught but not identified except age and gender. The victims are not identified (until notification of next of kin…..yet they had no trouble notifying the next of kin of the police officers in time for the press conference which was one of the most pathetic you can imagine.), the number and names of those wounded have not been referred to. The Fredericton Police have turned the case over to the RCMP presumably because the Fred Police are going to their safe space and can’t handle the sadness. This occurred in the culturally enriched section of town.

  5. Before her suicide, a Dutch Holocaust scholar saw deep threats to her life’s work

    https://www.jta.org/2018/08/07/news-opinion/world/suicide-dutch-holocaust-scholar-saw-deep-threats-lifes-work

    In the final and pessimistic interview with Vrij Nederland, Gans spoke of an increase in anti-Semitic incidents both by radical Muslims – she cited a Syrian man’s anti-Semitic assault on a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam in December, among other incidents — and what she called “an obfuscation between perpetrator, victim, bystander and collaborator” in the Holocaust.

    • “Why Human Equality Only Makes Sense Under God | Dr. Alan Keyes SNC October 30, 2017”
      Sovereign Nations – Published on November 28, 2017

  6. US Citizen Services in Saudi Arabia: Everyone in Kingdom is Subject to its Laws (aawsat, Aug 9, 2018)
    https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1358366/us-citizen-services-saudi-arabia-everyone-kingdom-subject-its-laws

    “The American Citizen Services mission in Saudi Arabia tweeted on Thursday that “everyone in Saudi Arabia is subject to the laws of Saudi Arabia.”

    “If you violate Saudi law and are arrested, the US Embassy or Consulate cannot get you out of jail,” it cautioned.

    “We will attempt to visit and monitor your condition during your detention,” it added.

    The Department of State is committed to ensuring fair and humane treatment for US citizens imprisoned overseas, said the American Citizen Services on the website of the US embassy in Saudi Arabia.

    “While in Saudi Arabia, you are subject to its laws and regulations, which sometimes differ significantly from those in the United States and may not afford the protections available to the individual under US law,” it continued.

    “To visit incarcerated individuals, the Saudi Government requires diplomatic missions to request visits – including to police stations – via formal diplomatic channels, which often causes delays,” it explained.

    “Persons violating Saudi Arabian laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned,” it continued.”

  7. US Increases Reward for Information on Qaeda Leaders (aawsat, Aug 10, 2018)
    https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1359036/us-increases-reward-information-qaeda-leaders

    “The US Department of State has said that it increased reward offers for information leading to the location, arrest, or conviction of al-Qaeda key leaders Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah and Sayf al-Adl to $10 million.

    This represents a doubling of the previous reward offers of $5 million each announced in December 2000, it said in a statement.

    Both individuals served as members of al-Qaeda’s leadership council, and al-Adl also served on the group’s military committee, it said.

    They were charged by a federal grand jury in November 1998 for their role in the deadly August 7, 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, said the statement.

    In 2001, Abdullah and al-Adl were added to the UN Security Council’s al-Qaeda Sanctions List as well as the US Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals under Executive Order 13224 for their activities in support of the terrorist group, it added.

    The State Department encouraged anyone with information about them to contact the Rewards for Justice office. “All information will be kept strictly confidential,” it said.

    The Rewards for Justice Program is administered by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of $145 million to more than 90 individuals who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide.

    Al-Adl was a lieutenant colonel in the Egyptian Special Forces until his arrest in 1987. As early as 1990, al-Adl and other al-Qaeda operatives provided military and intelligence training in various countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Sudan, for the use of al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups, including the Egyptian Jihad.

    In 1992 and 1993, he and Abdullah provided military training to al-Qaeda operatives as well as Somali tribesmen who fought against US forces in Mogadishu during Operation Restore Hope.

    He and Abdullah have been charged by a federal grand jury in November 1998 for their role in the bombings of the US embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi.

    After the bombings, al-Adl moved to southeastern Iran and lived under the protection of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. In April 2003, Iranian authorities placed him, Abdullah, and other al-Qaeda leaders under house arrest.

    In September 2015, al-Adl and four other senior al-Qaeda leaders were released from Iranian custody in exchange for an Iranian diplomat kidnapped by the terrorist group in Yemen.

    Al-Adl also was a senior lieutenant to Abu Musab al Zarqawi, founder of al-Qaeda in Iraq which later became ISIS.

    As for Abdullah, known as Abu Mohammed al-Masri, he is an experienced financial officer, facilitator, and operational planner for al-Qaeda.

    He has been linked to the Riyadh attacks in 2003, which according to US intelligence reports were carried out following orders from al-Qaeda leaders in southern Iran.”

  8. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-11/genital-mutilation-convictions-overturned/10108106
    A mother, a former registered nurse and Sydney Islamic sect leader convicted in Australia’s first female genital mutilation court case — seen as a breakthrough in prosecuting the crime — have been acquitted by an appeal court.
    In November 2015, a jury found the mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and former nurse Kubra Magennis guilty of cutting the genitals of two sisters aged around six and seven during ceremonies at homes in Wollongong and Sydney’s north-west.
    Shabbir Vaziri, a head cleric and spiritual leader in the Dawoodi Bohra community, was found guilty of being an accessory for directing members to lie about the practice of ‘khatna’, a procedure involving the nicking or cutting a girl’s clitoris in the presence of female elders.
    The mother and Ms Magennis were sentenced to 11 months’ home detention, while Mr Vaziri received a maximum 15-month full-time custodial sentence and was later granted bail pending an appeal.
    But the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the convictions of all three after reviewing new expert evidence, namely that the tip of the clitoris was still visible in each girl.
    “While having regard to the whole of the evidence, and the summing up, it cannot be concluded that the jury would have come to the same decision had the new evidence been available at the trial,” the judgement read.
    “Therefore a potential miscarriage of justice has been established.”
    The appeal court’s decision came despite evidence from a Westmead Children’s Hospital Child Protection Unit specialist, Dr Susan Marks, that there might be no long-term evidence of cutting or nicking in the form of visible scarring due to excellent blood supply to that area of the body.
    Dr Marks’ evidence at trial was that she could not see the tip of the clitoris in each girl, leaving it to the jury to decide whether the pair had had them removed.
    “One possible explanation that was before the jury at trial as to the inability of Dr Marks clearly to visualise the tip of the clitoral head … that would have supported a finding of guilt in respect of the appellants, is no longer available,” the judgement said.
    The appeal heard expert evidence that a possible explanation for being unable to previously visualise the glans was the girls being prepubescent prior to trial.
    It was the defence case at trial that ‘symbolic khatna’ had been performed with no cutting involved, described by Magennis as a ceremony whereby “skin sniffed the steel”.
    The appellants also argued a cut or nick did not amount to mutilation.
    The appeal court determined not to order a retrial on alternative allegations of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

  9. Over 10,000 Moroccans Illegally Migrated To Spain in Past 3 Years (moroccoworldnews, Aug 10, 2018)
    https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/08/252024/moroccans-illegaly-migrated-spain/

    “A report by Spain’s interior ministry has notably included Morocco among countries sending an “alarming” number of undocumented migrants to Spain.

    The report, which assessed the number of illegal attempts at migration to Spain since early 2016, revealed that Moroccans are among the most-represented nationals in the scramble for Europe.

    According to Spain’s official estimates, 10,104 undocumented Moroccans arrived in Spain between 2016 and 2018. The Spanish Ministry of Interior also indicated that more than 250,000 undocumented Moroccans are currently living in Spain, with close to 5,000 identified as “unaccompanied minors.”

    The figures put Morocco at the top of the countries with the most undocumented nationals living in Spain or crossing to other EU countries through Spain. According to Spanish authorities, Moroccans accounted for 17 percent of the over 20,000 migrants who reached Spanish coasts between January and July this year.

    There were 3,403 Moroccans in this year’s “concerning” flow of undocumented migrants that reached Spain. The North African country was followed by Guinea (2,712), Mali (2,217), Côte d’Ivoire (1,116), and Gambia (1,031).

    Although “alarming,” this year’s numbers attest to a decrease in the scale of successful attempts to reach Europe. In 2017, Morocco again led the dance of successful crossings to Spain. Last year, 5,391 Moroccans made it to Spain, followed by 5,200 Algerians, 4,267 Guineans, and 2,845 Gambians.

    The figures come at a time of heightened concern about Europe’s ability to absorb the large number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving at its shores. But there is also a growing climate of concern in certain Europe quarters about Morocco’s role in protecting Europe’s external borders from the flow of irregular migration…”

  10. US cuts military training programmes with Pakistan as Trump cracks down (tribune, Aug 10, 2018)
    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1777725/1-us-cuts-military-training-programmes-pakistan-trump-cracks/

    “United States (US) President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, officials say.

    The move, which has not been previously reported, is one of the first known impacts from Trump’s decision this year to suspend US security assistance to Pakistan to compel it to crack down on militants.

    The Pentagon and the Pakistan Army did not comment directly on the decision or the internal deliberations, but officials from both countries privately criticised the move. US officials, speaking to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, said they were worried the decision could undermine a key trust-building measure.

    Pakistani officials warned it could push their military to further look to China or Russia for leadership training. The effective suspension of Pakistan from the US government’s International Military Education and Training program (IMET) will close off places that had been set aside for 66 Pakistani officers this year, a State Department spokesperson told Reuters.

    The places will either be unfilled or given to officers from other countries. Dan Feldman, a former US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, called the move “very short-sighted and myopic”. “This will have lasting negative impacts limiting the bilateral relationship well into the future,” Feldman told Reuters.

    The State Department spokesperson, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the IMET cancellations were valued at $2.41 million so far. At least two other programmes have also been affected, the spokesperson said. It is unclear precisely what level of military cooperation still continues outside the IMET programme, beyond the top-level contacts between US and Pakistani military leaders.

    The US military has traditionally sought to shield such educational programmes from political tensions, arguing that the ties built by bringing foreign military officers to the United States pay long-term dividends. For example, the US Army’s War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which would normally have two Pakistani military officers per year, boasts graduates including Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, the Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI).

    The War College, the US Army’s premier school for foreign officers, says it has hosted 37 participants from Pakistan over the past several decades. It will have no Pakistani students in the upcoming academic year, a spokeswoman said. Pakistan has also been removed from programmes at the US Naval War College, Naval Staff College and courses including cybersecurity studies.

    “Lies and deceit”

    In his first tweet of 2018, Trump slammed Pakistan, saying the country has rewarded past US aid with “nothing but lies and deceit.”

    Washington announced plans in January to suspend up to roughly $2 billion in US security assistance to Pakistan. But weeks later, Pakistan’s foreign secretary was quoted by local media saying that Islamabad had been told the US would continue funding IMET programs. Officially allies in fighting terrorism, Pakistan and the United States have a complicated relationship, bound by Washington’s dependence on Pakistan to supply its troops in Afghanistan but plagued by accusations Islamabad is playing a double game.

    Current and former US officials said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis argued against excluding Pakistani officers from IMET courses. “I am shocked… We worked so hard for this to be the one thing that got saved,” said a former US defence official, who was involved in the conversations.

    The Pentagon declined to comment on internal government discussions, but Dana White, a Pentagon spokesperson, said Mattis long believed in the value of the IMET programme as a way to build relations between foreign militaries. Senator Mushahid Hussain, chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, told Reuters that a US decision to cut off such exchanges would be counter-productive and push Pakistan’s military towards other countries.

    “It is one of those silly, punitive measures that they have deployed,” said Hussain. Russia and Pakistan signed an agreement earlier this week that would allow for Pakistani military officers to train at Russian institutes…”

  11. “Real Collusion: “China Town Hall” Brings Beijing’s Propagandists to Your Home Town” by William F. Jasper – August 9, 2018
    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/29759-real-collusion-china-town-hall-brings-beijing-s-propagandists-to-your-home-town

    “Sheep in Sheep’s Clothing” JR Nyquist

    Excerpt:

    Dugin’s point of departure is simple: Western and Russian (or Eurasian) civilizations are incompatible. “The metaphysical basis of the West is individualism,” wrote Dugin. Russian civilization, on the other hand, stresses “a collective entity.” The collective entity in question is a Eurasian commonwealth, with its capital in Moscow. In Dugin’s view America is the champion of a hyper-materialistic ethic, based on radical individualism. It is subversive of traditional human values. As an empire of “frenetic consumption,” America threatens to remake the world in its own image. To prevent this, Dugin proposes an alliance between Russian/Chinese militarists and the Muslim Brotherhood. Appealing to the conservative sympathies of Professor de Carvalho and others, Dugin wrote: “every … traditionalist should be on the Eurasian and Islamic side against materialist and capitalist decline….” He believes that all conservatives and traditionalists should join with Moscow and the Islamists in smashing the Bilderberg Club, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
    Here we encounter a central theme of Moscow’s old (and new) rhetoric: Western civilization is a den of iniquity ruled by a wicked money power. Within Western civilization the Left already represents a movement against capitalism. Now it is time to bring the political Right into the anti-capitalist camp. Dugin therefore extends a hand of friendship to all conservatives and traditionalists. We have the same enemy, he explains. And that enemy should be attacked. The globalist project, says Dugin, “is far more powerful … [and] dangerous … than the two other projects [i.e., Russian/Chinese militarism and Islamism].” The merchants of the West, and the financial oligarchy they build, can only be stopped by a combination of Russian-Chinese “national-militarism” and “Islamic religious fundamentalism.” The choice is clear, says Dugin, “and everyone is invited to make it by himself.”
    http://www.jrnyquist.com/Sheep_in_Sheep_s_Clothing.html

  12. Rep. Goodlatte now preparing Steele dossier subpoenas

    Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett on how Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is expected to subpoena Justice Department and FBI officials, as well as Trump dossier author Christopher Steele.

    • Judicial Watch sues DOJ for Ohr, Steele and Fusion GPS communications

      Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on how Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is looking to subpoena FBI and Justice Department officials, along with Trump dossier author Christopher Steele.

      Farrell also discussed how Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the DOJ seeking records of communication between Bruce Ohr, Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS.

  13. China Sends U.S. Navy Stark Warning

    The Chinese military fired off six warnings to a U.S. Navy plane patrolling over the South Pacific with an ominous, unmistakable message. (Express)

    The US Navy P-8A Poseidon jet was flying at 16,500 feet to get a view of low-lying coral reefs that have been turned into garrisons with five-storey buildings, large radar installations, power plants and runways sturdy enough to carry large military aircraft.

    During the flight that was giving journalists from CNN a rare look at the islands, the crew was warned six times by the Chinese military to get out of their territory.

    A voice said: “US military aircraft, this is China … leave immediately and keep out to avoid any misunderstanding.”

    Each time the aircraft was challenged by the Chinese military, the US Navy crew’s response was the same.

    The response was “I am a sovereign immune United States naval aircraft conducting lawful military activities beyond the national airspace of any coastal state.

    “In exercising these rights as guaranteed by international law, I am operating with due regard for the rights and duties of all states.”

    The flight intended to show CNN’s journalists how the Chinese government is rapidly militarizing in the South China Sea.
    Read more at http://americanactionnews.com/articles/china-sends-u-s-navy-stark-warning#uyoaRyYpT8y4DDjt.99

    • twitter @realDonaldTrump

      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1028030912095838208

      Democrats, please do not distance yourselves from Nancy Pelosi.

      She is a wonderful person whose ideas & policies may be bad, but who should definitely be given a 4th chance.

      She is trying very hard & has every right to take down the Democrat Party if she has veered too far left!

      =========================================
      Behind Democrats’ turn against Nancy Pelosi

  14. Crane: Iran’s ‘Chicken Dance’ On The High Seas Looks Very Similar To The One On Twitter

    Eli Crane, former Navy Seal shares his feelings about the recent exchanges on Twitter that have once again caused tension between Iran and the United States.

    “Last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boldly cautioned American President Donald Trump, saying, “Mr. Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret” and suggesting that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”

    President Trump fired back that Tehran would face very serious consequences, “the likes of which few throughout history have suffered before,” if further threats were made against the United States.”

    While the Twitter fight might not come as a shock to anyone, the news of this caused Crane to reminisce on his experience with Iran.

    “My first experience with the “Iranian chicken dance” occurred in 2003 while a gunner’s mate 2nd class on board the USS Gettysburg (CG-64). It was my first overseas deployment. I’ll never forget the mission brief before our first transit into the gulf. We were told by the weapons officer that we would most likely see a swarm of small, fast Iranian attack craft heading full steam for the battle group as we made our way through the strait, but that they would most likely reverse course and retreat back to their coast before intercepting and engaging our warships.

    We were told that we were cleared to fire warning shots if the enemy craft closed within 150 yards.

    https://gundynamics.com/articles/crane-iran-s-chicken-dance-on-the-high-seas-looks-very-similar-to-the-one-on-twitter

  15. DAILY MAIL – Refugee who threw kettle of boiling water over his gay housemate saying ‘in my country we do not allow you’ leaving him with severe blistering is jailed for 17 months

    Rafaat Mohamed, 54, originally from Sudan, had a ‘difficult’ relationship with gay housemate Kez Phillips before he threw the contents of a boiled kettle over him
    Mr Phillips had accused Mohamed of stealing just before the attack happened
    He admitted to causing actual bodily harm and sentenced to 17 months in jail

    A refugee who hurled boiling water over his gay roommate and told him ‘in my country we do not allow you’ was jailed for 17 months today.

    Rafaat Mohamed, 54, originally from Sudan, had a ‘difficult’ relationship with Kez Phillips before he threw the contents of a boiled kettle over him on April 28 this year.

    The pair lived in the same hostel in Chelsea, west London, for six months.

    Mohamed was in the shared kitchen making a cup of tea when Mr Phillips accused him of stealing his food and said: ‘In your country, you would have your hand cut off for stealing’.

    He then calmly put down his cup of tea before picking up the kettle and emptying it onto Mr Phillip’s face and shirtless torso leaving him with severe blistering, Isleworth Crown Court heard.

    Prosecutor Oluwole Phillips told the court that Mohamed had previously made homophobic jibes towards Mr Phillips including saying ‘in my country we do not allow you,’ in reference to his sexuality.

    Mohamed came to the UK from Sudan as a refugee in 1999.

    After his arrest, Mohamed claimed it was an ‘accident at best, reckless at worst.’

    His lawyer, Ylenia Rosso, said that he ‘accepts the danger he put the victim in.’

    ‘He is extremely remorseful, particularly for the injuries to the victim in this case,’ she added.

    Ms Rosso asked Judge Robin Johnson to suspend Mohamed’s sentence because he suffers from diabetes and is of previous good character.

    But Judge Johnson said a suspended sentence for such an ‘appalling attack’ could not be justified.

    ‘I do not know the motivation for this attack,’ he added.

    ‘In my book, throwing a kettle of boiling water is a wicked attack.

    ‘He was treated in the hospital, required a skin graft and the strongest medication available – your attack has caused understandable trauma.

    ‘I accept that a prison sentence will be difficult for you but in my judgement only an immediate custodial sentence can capture the public’s horror at this attack.’

    Mohammed, of Elm Grove, Harrow, west London, admitted causing actual bodily harm.

    He was emotionless as he was jailed for 17 months.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6047915/Refugee-threw-boiling-water-gay-housemate-jailed-17-months.html

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