Reader’s Links, Aug. 14, 2018

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  1. DAILY MAIL –Up to 30,000 ISIS fighters still exist in Iraq and Syria including ‘thousands of active foreign terrorists’ despite group’s defeat, UN report says

    Up to 30,000 ISIS fighters still exist in Iraq and Syria despite jihadist defeat
    Among these are thousands of active foreign terrorist fighters, UN report says
    A ‘significant number’ of foreign fighters have made their way to Afghanistan

    Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group’s defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a UN report released Monday.

    The report by UN sanctions monitors estimates that between 3,000 and 4,000 IS jihadists were based in Libya while some of the key operatives in the extremist group were being relocated to Afghanistan.

    Member-states told the monitors that the total IS membership in Iraq and Syria was ‘between 20,000 and 30,000 individuals, roughly equally distributed between the two countries.’

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    ‘Islamic State’: Up to 30,000 fighters still in Syria and Iraq, UN says

    Despite military defeat in the region, the “Islamic State” militant group can still “mount attacks inside Syrian territory,” according to a UN report. In Iraq, the group “remains active” hiding out in desert areas.

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    • All you have to do to discover why they are running is look at Britain and Canada, they want to do to the US what they have done to the governments of Canada and Britain.

  2. “Investigative Journalist Found Dead in D.C. Hotel Room Weeks After Reporting Bill Clinton to FBI & DHS for Allegedly Raping Boy”
    True Pundit – August 14, 2018


    Investigative Journalist Jen Moore was found dead in a suburban Washington D.C. hotel room Monday, according to police and shocked and distraught friends and colleagues.

    Moore died of an apparent seizure. Police are closely investigating the cause of death after former FBI Agent Robyn Gritz, a friend of Moore’s, made inquiries with homicide detectives Monday afternoon in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Preliminary reports from police said the death was not the result of suicide.

    “Retired FBI Special Agent Robyn Gritz and True Pundit’s Thomas Paine On the OIG Report” Jason Goodman – Streamed live on June 23, 2018
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    Robyn Gritz experienced FBI corruption first hand when she brought an EEO complaint against the now infamous Andrew McCabe. True Pundit’s Thomas Paine joins us to discuss the OIG report, the hearings and fake news reporting related to all three of us.

  3. Turkey: Erdogan announces boycott on iPhones and other US products

    Turkey will enforce boycott American-made electronic products, said the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Tuesday

    “There is an economic attack against Turkey. Earlier such things were done in secret and now they are open to us. We can react in two ways: economically and politically,” said Erdogan.

  4. China fired six shots at the United States that could start World War III

    Donald Trump was elected to put America First and take on China.

    So far, President Trump has lived up to his promise.

    But China responded and their navy fired six shots that could lead to World War III.

    China has been feeling the heat from Donald Trump’s tariffs.

    Trump slapped China with 25 percent tariffs on hundreds of millions of dollars in goods to correct a decade long trade imbalance.

    China appears to be losing the trade war as the government backed down on threats to impose retaliatory tariffs on crude oil.

    But China is finding other ways to flex their muscles.

    Chinese naval vessels fired six warning shots at a U.S. fighter plane flying over islands in the South China Sea.

  5. Charges Filed in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooting

    Prosecutors have charged Michael Drejka – who shot and killed a man over a parking spot in July – in a reversal of the sheriff’s decision not to bring charges in the incident that prompted debate over “stand your ground” laws.

    Drejka, 47, was arrested and charged with manslaughter Monday by the district attorney for Pinellas County in western Florida, authorities said. He is being held on $100,000 bond in the killing of Markeis McGlockton, 28, in Clearwater.

    The July 19 shooting was the culmination of a heated but brief exchange between the two men. Drejka confronted McGlockton’s girlfriend about her vehicle parked in a disabled spot at a convenience store while McGlockton was inside with their 5-year-old son.

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    Richard: The prosecutor is probably a leftist Democrat who thinks there is no right to self defense.

  6. Leftist Media: Apparent Terror Attack a ‘Reckoning’ for Mean Tweets and Online Comments (breitbart, Aug 14, 2018)

    “Elements of the mainstream left in Britain have responded to an apparent terror attack outside Parliament, in which several people were hurt and one woman hospitalised with “serious” injuries, by suggesting it was a “reckoning” for people being mean online…”

    • Leftist Media: Apparent Terror Attack a ‘Reckoning’ for Mean Tweets and Online Comments

      Say bloody anything but the truth. Blame fecking anything but the root cause.

      My heart goes out to families that have lost loved ones. Trying to spin this as a problem with anti-immigrant online activity is total Liberal treachery.

  7. Professor: Native Dutch Need To Get Used To Being a Minority (breitbart, Aug 14, 2018)

    “Dutch professor Maurice Crul has said that with the ever increasing number of migrants and migrant background people living in the Netherlands, that the native Dutch should just get used to being a minority.

    A professor at the Free University in Amsterdam, Crul says that in the larger cities in the Netherlands white Dutch are already a minority and that such trends will follow in smaller cities and towns as well, Dutch newspaper Trouw reports.

    “In Amsterdam the time has come: there this group is a minority. Only one in three young people under the age of fifteen is of Dutch descent,” Professor Crul said and added, “If you want to know how the integration is going, you also have to look at that group. Who adapts to whom if there is no majority anymore?”

    “The first guest workers were a small migrant group in a dominant culture. With the second and third generation that is an outdated idea. Integration now works in two directions,” he said adding, “This way a Turkish Dutch person can become your new manager. Or your child is in the minority at school. That is the new reality that the old ‘dominant majority’ will be confronted with.”

    Crul, along with a team of eight researchers, recently received 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council to conduct studies on the subject in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Malmö and Vienna.

    The remarks echo those made by German politician Barbara John last week who wrote that Germans should not be worried about becoming minorities in their own cities.

    Professor John, a member of Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), wrote, “The trend towards the rapidly growing proportion of migrants is irreversible.”

    She also referenced Rotterdam and Amsterdam as cities where native peoples were a minority despite issues both cities have faced with migrant communities from Turkish rioters to Moroccan gang violence.

    Other academics, like Professor Angelika Redder, have even advocated that Germans should learn Arabic rather than expect new migrants to simply learn German saying, “we can do something that shows us as being open to other languages. This may be enriching for both sides.””

    • Professor Maurice Crul needs to get used to having native Dutch people giving him doses of parking lot therapy at every opportunity.

      Other academics, like Professor Angelika Redder, have even advocated that Germans should learn Arabic…

      A diagnosis of severe mental illness would seem to be in order.

      • How much did the Dutch resist the Nazis?
        94% of Dutch Jews died in the Holocaust, more than in collaborationist France. More than in Mussolini’s Italy.

        I used to feel a certain loyalty because we took refuge there before coming to “New” Amsterdam. The more I read, the less I like Holland.

  8. Erdogan’s Warning to the US
    What kind of ally and NATO member is Turkey exactly?
    August 14, 2018
    Joseph Klein

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the autocratic Islamist president of Turkey, wrote an op-ed article published on Monday by the New York Times, entitled “Turkey’s View of the Crisis With the U.S.” He complained that the United States does not respect “Turkey’s sovereignty” and “Turkish democracy.” He warned that failure to reverse the “trend” of “unilateral actions against Turkey by the United States” will require Turkey “to start looking for new friends and allies.” The fact is, however, that under Erdogan’s leadership, Turkey had already embarked on its own trend away from being a reliable NATO member and friend of the United States well before its recent disputes with the Trump administration.

    Erdogan’s bill of particulars against U.S. policy set forth in his op-ed column included American support for Kurdish forces in Syria. Although the Syrian Kurds have been fighting effectively against ISIS, Erdogan treats them as terrorists more dangerous than ISIS because they are allied with the Kurds in Turkey seeking autonomy. Erdogan objected to what he considered the U.S.’s failure to adequately condemn the failed coup attempt against Erdogan’s government in 2016. He complained about the U.S.’s rejection of Turkey’s requests to turn over the presumed ring-leader of the coup attempt, Fethullah Gulen, who currently resides in Pennsylvania. Finally, Erdogan expressed defiance over the recent sanctions imposed by the Trump administration in response to the Turkish government’s refusal to free Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen.

  9. Police raid addresses in Nottingham and Birmingham over Westminster ‘terror attack’: British suspect who WAS known to officers but not MI5 ‘used a Ford Fiesta bought two months ago to mow down 15 cyclists’ (dailymail, Aug 14, 2018)

    “Police have raided addresses in Nottingham and Birmingham over the Westminster terror attack after it emerged the suspect who ploughed into 15 cyclists and pedestrians today was known to officers but not MI5, MailOnline can reveal.

    The suspect is believed to have lived above an internet café in Sparkhill, Birmingham, reports Sky News. Police have been searching the flat for several hours today.

    Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are searching another address in Birmingham, where the suspect is said to be known to police, and a flat in the Radford area of Nottingham over the attack, but have not arrested anyone else.

    Security Minister Ben Wallace described the 29-year-old suspect as ‘a British citizen who came from another country originally’ on BBC News this evening….”

  10. Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston ‘honor killings’ (abcnews, Aug 14, 2018)

    “A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what Texas prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter’s American husband and her friend who was an Iranian women’s rights activist.

    Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the 2012 fatal shootings of his son-in-law, Coty Beavers, and his daughter’s friend, Gelareh Bagherzadeh. The Harris County jury deliberated for just 35 minutes — after five weeks of testimony — before reaching the verdict in Houston.

    The same jury deliberated about nine hours before sentencing him to death for the killings, which occurred about 11 months apart. When the jury’s punishment verdict was announced, Irsan slumped slightly while family members of the victims wiped tears from their eyes.

    Prosecutors alleged that Irsan, a 60-year-old conservative Muslim, became enraged after his daughter married Beavers, a 28-year-old Christian, and converted to Christianity. Investigators said Bagherzadeh had encouraged her friend to marry Beavers.

    Irsan’s wife, Shmou Alrawabdeh, testified at trial that her husband tried to “clean his honor” with the killings. She told jurors her husband also intended to kill their daughter.

    Bagherzadeh was targeted first. Police said Irsan, his wife and their son, Nasim, followed the 30-year-old Bagherzadeh to her parents’ home in January 2012, and that Nasim Irsan shot her in her car. Nasim Irsan is awaiting trial on a capital murder charge…”

  11. Why is Nobody Talking about the Union for the Mediterranean?

    by Judith Bergman
    August 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    In July, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Most Europeans, however, are unlikely to have heard about the Union, let alone the anniversary. The media rarely reports on the UfM and its activities.

    The participating countries in the UfM are the 28 European Union (EU) member states and the Southern Mediterranean countries, which include Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, “Palestine”, Syria (temporarily suspended), Tunisia and Turkey. Libya has observer status in the UfM. The UfM is chaired by a “co-presidency” shared between the European Union and Jordan. The UfM Secretariat maintains the daily operations of the UfM and is run by a Secretary General, presently Nasser Kamel (Egypt).

    The UfM was launched by a decision of the UfM Heads of State and Government in Paris in July 2008, and constitutes an institutionalization of the Barcelona Process, which began in November 1995 with the signing of the Barcelona Declaration.

  12. Toronto Shooting: Politically Correct Cover-Up?

    by Tom Quiggin
    August 14, 2018 at 4:00 am
    On July 22, two youngsters — 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis — were killed, and another 13 people, ranging in age from 17 to 59, were wounded in a brutal shooting attack at a number of restaurants on Danforth Avenue, in Toronto’s popular Greektown neighborhood. The perpetrator, who was later identified as Faisal Hussain, killed himself after exchanging gunfire with police.

    Hussain’s firing stance and ability to reload his 40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun while on the move suggested that he had experience with firearms.

    The following morning, the Toronto Police Service issued a statement that indicated they had already identified the shooter, yet did not release his name until later that afternoon. Meanwhile, a statement allegedly from the Hussain family made the rounds in a number of news outlets.

    • Everyone who wants to discover that we are not the only ones who is upset by what is happening in France watch the video.

  13. Prominent Sheikh tortured to death in Saudi jail (memo, Aug 14, 2018)

    “Prominent Islamic Scholar Sheikh Suleiman Dweesh has died under torture in a Saudi Arabian jail, reported on Tuesday. According to a twitter account which documents and reports news of political detainees in the Kingdom, the Sheikh was arrested on 22 April, 2016.

    The fact that the full details of the treatment to which Sheikh Dweesh was exposed suggests that it was extremely inhumane. He was arrested less than a day after posting critical comments about Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on social media.

    Ever since he was appointed as Crown Prince, Bin Salman has had thousands of political and religious opposition figures arrested. They include hundreds of Sharia scholars, intellectuals and prominent Sheikhs and university professors…”

  14. 70,000 Algerians apply for French citizenship (memo, Aug 14, 2018)

    “Tens of thousands of Algerian nationals have applied for the French citizenship in the last year and a half, local media reported.

    As many as 70,000 Algerians applied for the French citizenship by submitting various documents of proof at the Centre of Algerian Veterans in the French Army in the past 18 months, Algeria Echorouk news site reported.

    The agency said the Algerians applied either for themselves or for their children and grandchildren by presenting a “Veteran in the French army” card or what is known as the certificate of the nation’s recognition.

    Unemployment in Algeria stood at 11.70 per cent in the third quarter of 2017 with the youth increasing looking for ways to emigrate in the hopes of finding jobs and a better quality of life.”

  15. Egypt arrests 13 fugitive Brotherhood members for ‘planning to disrupt nation’s security’ (ahram, Aug 14, 2018)–fugitive-Brotherhood-members-for-pl.aspx

    “Egyptian police arrested 13 fugitive leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in 6 October city who were aobut to launch a plot to disrupt the country’s security, the interior ministry said.

    In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry said that National Security Intelligence had detected communications between fugitive members of the Brotherhood abroad and inside the country.

    They aimed at reviving the activities of the organisation by spreading rumours to provoke citizens and incite protests and disrupt the country’s security on the five-year anniversary of the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in, which falls on Tuesday…”

    • 5 Al-Azhar professors, student sentenced to prison over terrorism charges in Egypt (ahram, Aug 13, 2018),-student-sentenced-to-prison-o.aspx

      “The Cairo Criminal Court has sentenced an Al-Azhar University student to 10 years in prison and five professors to life imprisonment for communicating with and providing logistical assistance to the banned Muslim Brotherhood organisation.

      The verdict can be appealed before the Court of Cassation.

      Investigations revealed that the defendants plotted to recruit new Al-Azhar University students who were unknown by security services with the aim of carrying out “revolutionary acts” inside and outside of the university in support of the Brotherhood.

      The defendants planned to achieve this by providing financial support and covering residential and study expenses for the new recruits.

      The cell organised their communications through social media networks and telephones, according to investigators.

      The Muslim Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation by the Egyptian government in November 2013.”

  16. Five EU countries agree to take Aquarius migrants (ansa, Aug 14, 2018)

    “Five EU countries have reached an agreement to receive the 141 migrants recently saved by the Aquarius NGO-run search-and-rescue ship in the Mediterranean, European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told ANSA on Tuesday.

    The countries are Spain, France, Portugal, Germany and Luxembourg. The Aquarius will dock in Malta.

    Malta and Italy had both refused to allow the ship access to their ports.”

    • Good move.

      I’m bored with YT/social media amateurs meandering for 12+ minutes – even attractive people with fresh material devoted to our pet topics. It isn’t enough anymore to find – halleluja! – a young adult who thinks straight. (12 min. is absolute max.)

      Great news that there’s competition these days. So they need to edit themselves, sharpen their arguments and presentation. For example, the guy above (with the cap, “Why did they censor…”) wants 21+ minutes of my life. Sorry.

      Lauren’s grown beyond that phase. More power to her!

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