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  1. The deception from Sky and the mainstream media against Tommy Robinson:

    Changing a discussion about a video:
    ‘I don’t care if it incites fear in the muslim community if it saves kufar children’ to
    ‘I don’t care if I incite fear in the muslim community.’

    • The unedited interview with Tommy by Sky Reporter:

      The Sky’s edited version:

      The Saul Alynski Rules for Radicals techniques were being applied:
      3. “Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
      4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

      At 3.55 the interviewer quotes Jesus’s words when told by Tommy that the Koran has 109 verses attaking the kufar.
      “Well, Jesus said I have not come to bring peace but a sword… Is he responsible for knife crime in London?”

      Such an unashamed bare-faced lie that he knows is not true. And sadly such vast majority of in-bred illiterate muslims who rely on Sky for their news believe this reporter’s ‘fact’ means that this murdering-Jesus justifies their own sex-addled, rapist, warlord, murderer.

      “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

      And immediately Jesus clarified the point:
      “35 For I have come to turn
      “‘a man against his father,
      a daughter against her mother,
      a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
      36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[c]”

      If one person becomes conscious, their family may become their enemies (not they towards them): the feeders, the envious, the prideful, the collectivist, the religious, all will all be in their household.

      Just like Islam states: the apostate will be killed by every muslim.

      “37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”

      You stand, where Jesus stands. You find the path to that point. (Not gawking and praising His Deeds, Faith and Image).

      This, “Jesus said I have not come to bring peace but a sword” offered in submission for Islam. By your enemy.

      • You cannot curse the reporter, in the same way an infant who makes mistake, because both can evolve into a very different adult. Their physical or sexual form can deceive of the imature child within.

        “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.”

        Now, while they are mumbling to Muhammad, Marx and the creation of the disturbed Mother’s Image you keep a clear distance and protect the nation from them, but you do not hate as they hate.

        “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”


        • Pacifism fails miserably in the face of conscienceless fanatics and you should know this and the reporter is as guilty as those who did the editing as part of it.

        • Michelle,

          The Fantastic Stories of Jesus were not about pacifism, (which is a rageful fighting-stance about fairness), but a beatitude.

          To do what is appropriate in the moment.

          With this, there is nothing barred.

          No smacking ban, no naughty step ban, no execution ban and no life-imprison ban. And therefore, an infinite possibility of choice of inbetween.

          Muslims define their reciprocal punishments for the world to see. They are strong before the weak and weak before the strong. This is why like Communism, Islam is ruled by military dictators.

          Muslims are little Muhammadans who if given the opportunity, will rape. Their female-fixation is wired into them from the Call to Prayer at birth.

          However, the dhimmi, Useful Idiot, and virtue-signalling socialists in the West will only give them prison: a mosque, where the faithful cannot escape but be radicalized. This same prison-hotel they gave to Hitler – whose gangs patrolled Germany attacking the Jews.

          Mad-dogs who have no fear, gain no wisdom.
          Socialists create their own monsters to feed off them.

          The right to bear arms is a human right. The Marxists will say it is only theirs.

          Pascifism: Your death sentence awaits.

          Turn the other cheek: your enemy cannot intimidate you and your response is something they will never see coming.

        • So, with this attitude of forgiveness to this reporter who presents as a cowardly mess of repressed contradictions, to be given a fair trial and a just-punishment for perverting the truth.

          Tried by his peers, a custodial sentence will take that hell inside in his head that abhores silence, into long long hours in his cell. Therefore, his salvation may be found.

          But for the muslim, the lowest of all beasts that submit to another man, this creature who needs their food for an identity, (not clean and unclean but permitted and unpermitted so they cannot eat the clean kufar food); these should be removed from every taint of halal. This is the definition of prison.
          And if they have murdered in pride, the jury can decide they leave this world with their precious cocks in their mouths. Such is the freedom of irony placed upon such vacuous souls who hate while the world laughs at them.

  2. Kennedy warns of dangers to democracy, won’t talk Kavanaugh

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement created the vacancy that produced the no-holds-barred confirmation fight over Brett Kavanaugh, said Friday maintaining civil discourse is critical to democracy’s survival.

    Kennedy never spoke directly about Kavanaugh, who was once his law clerk, or the bitter battle unfolding in Congress. But it was on the minds of his audience, a group of high school students and teachers who said civil discourse isn’t what they’re seeing in Washington.

    “Nobody’s behaving like adults,” said Maya Steinhart, a 17-year-old high school senior who will vote for the first time in November. “It’s absolute chaos and it makes no sense and it’s terrifying and it’s not working.”

    Kennedy’s appearance in Sacramento, his hometown, was to celebrate Constitution Day and teach high school students about the importance of understanding the document. He did not take questions from the audience or the press, saying he was “very careful” not to comment on the Kavanaugh nomination.

  3. Trump orders FBI investigation of Kavanaugh, as McConnell says nomination is ‘moving’ forward
    Alex Pappas
    By Alex Pappas | Fox News

    President Trump on Friday ordered the FBI to conduct a limited “supplemental” background investigation into the allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans are “moving” forward with plans to vote.

    “I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file,” Trump said in a statement. “As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”

    Trump’s order came after several undecided senators whose votes are needed to confirm Kavanaugh called for a weeklong FBI probe before a floor vote.

    The Senate had been expected to begin debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination this weekend, but after Trump’s order, McConnell adjourned the body until Monday. A potential confirmation vote may not come until late next week, next weekend or perhaps the week of Oct. 7.

  4. Video shows border wall construction underway in Texas

    Video released this week shows construction underway in El Paso, Texas, for a portion of a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

    The video published by the El Paso Times shows construction beginning to replace existing fencing with a wall in Chihuahuita, El Paso’s oldest neighborhood.

    The wall, construction for which began last Saturday, is set to run from Chihuahuita and continue east for four miles.

    The 18-foot-tall steel bollard wall will replace the chain link and metal fence as part of President Trump’s executive order last year authorizing construction of his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the administration said.

  5. Caravans of migrants continue pouring over US-Mexico border

    Border Patrol agents are apprehending an increasing number of migrant groups that include more than 100 people on the northern side of the U.S.-Mexico border, and recorded two more incidents this week.

    The total number of people found in large caravans wandering through southern Arizona in recent weeks now stands at 1,200, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    Agents based at Ajo Station in south-central Arizona found a group of 164 people and another that included about 100 people in the desert just north of Mexican city Sonoyta Tuesday afternoon, a press release issued Thursday stated.

    Every person in the group was taken in by federal law enforcement agents and determined to be from three Central American countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The caravan members were between the ages of 11 months and 59 years.

    Human smugglers flooded a portion of the Texas-Mexico border with 170 Central American families and children last week in an attempt to overwhelm U.S. Border Patrol and get adults who wanted to avoid getting arrested into the country while agents were busy elsewhere, CBP said in a statement.

  6. Orange County judge rules California’s ‘sanctuary state’ law unconstitutional


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    An Orange County judge on Thursday ruled that SB54, California’s so-called “sanctuary state” law, is unconstitutional.
    By Marc Cota-Robles and staff
    Friday, September 28, 2018 12:17AM
    ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) —
    An Orange County judge on Thursday ruled that SB54, California’s so-called “sanctuary state” law, is unconstitutional.

    The Superior Court judge said the law violates the rights of charter cities.

    The ruling comes in response to a challenge from Huntington Beach officials. The city opposed the controversial law, arguing it infringes on local governments’ authority. The judge agreed, saying cities must be allowed to police themselves.

  7. Taharrush at Munich’s Oktoberfest: Afghans harass women and beat policemen–
    On Thursday around 11 p.m. civilian police officers noticed three young men, who repeatedly approached women and harassed them. When the three Afghan men (21, 23 and 28 years old) approached a Oktoberfest visitor again, the woman’s life partner intervened and forbade them to dare to approach. During the quarrel there were physical clashes.The civilian police officers stepped in at that moment and clearly identified themselves as police officers. Nevertheless, the three men did not stop and hit the woman’s life partner. The civilian police officers were also attacked by the men with hits. The police officers finally managed to stop the aggressive actions and arrest the three perpetrators. During the arrest an officer was hit several times in the face and suffered bruises. He was cared for by the rescue service. The perpetrators were taken to the prison of the Munich Police Headquarters and brought before the magistrate.

  8. Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalan separatists clashed with police on Saturday in downtown Barcelona as tensions increase before the anniversary of the Spanish region’s illegal referendum on secession that ended in violent raids by security forces.

    Separatists tossed and sprayed colored powder at the local police, filling the air in a thick rainbow cloud and covering anti-riot shields, police vans and the pavement on a downtown boulevard in a panoply of bright colors. Some protestors also threw projectiles and engaged with the police line, which used baton strikes to keep them back.

    The clashes erupted after local Catalan police intervened to form a barrier when a separatist threw purple paint on a man who was part of another march of people in support of Spanish police demanding a pay raise. Officers used batons to push back the oncoming separatists and keep apart the opposing groups.

    • The Dems have won another delay, this means that the next session of the Supreme Court will be 4 4 which is one of the goals of the Dems. The Repubs need to understand that if Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed before the November election the Trump Voters are going to be very upset. I don’t see them setting home and letting the Dems take control of Congress but I also don’t see them supporting the Repubs who refuse to step up and fight for Kavanaugh. If they won’t fight for him they won’t fight for us. Things are going to get very scary.

    • Cave-in: Senate Judiciary Committee asks to have ‘supplemental investigation’ by FBI on Kavanaugh
      By J.E. Dyer September 28, 2018

      The Senate Judiciary Committee announced a couple of hours ago that it would ask the FBI to conduct a “supplemental background investigation” on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

      This move is presumably in response to the stipulation put on his “yes” vote in committee by Senator Jeff Flake.

      • Richard: Be sure are read the entire article, it is very informative about how the goal of the new investigation is something, anything that is in an FBI 302 (interview form) that can be leaked to the press. The Dems want to see if they can win the November election so they can keep the Court 4 4 until after the 2020 Presidential election, which is going to be the dirtiest and crookedest in US history. There is no way this can end peacefully the left won’t surrender and we can’t and remain free. The only bright spot in this whole mess is that the US population is well armed and many are ready for this fight.

    • Blasey Ford’s parents and siblings have remained silent amid outpouring of support. Why?
      By Howard Portnoy September 29, 2018

      As of Thursday, GoFundMe pages benefitting Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford had topped $1 million combined. Not since the debut of “Peter Pan” on Dec, 27, 1904 has an audience of strangers clapped louder to show “they believe.”

      In addition to cash, the cards and letters have been pouring in, some from strangers, others from classmates and colleagues. But there was one letter that stood out from all the others. According to The Washington Post, it began, “As members of Christine Blasey Ford’s family…” But there was an odd omission:

    • Democrats get ready to take on female judge they expect Trump to turn to if Kavanaugh fails – and focus on her links to group which helped inspire The Handmaid’s Tale

      If President Donald Trump is forced to pick an alternate Supreme Court nominee to Brett Kavanaugh, his top choice may be a female judge who has close ties to a conservative Christian group that helped inspire The Handmaid’s Tale.

      Amy Coney Barrett, 46, was considered a leading backup as Kavanaugh’s nomination hung in the balance on Thursday, with a third accuser coming forward to allege sexual misconduct in his youth.

      Activist groups have already registered ‘’ in a bid to fight her potential nomination.

      Barrett, a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge on the Seventh Circuit was added to Trump’s shortlist of potential nominees last year, and was said to be among his top three picks before he settled on Kavanaugh

    • Prosecutor who questioned Ford found no grounds for charging Kavanaugh in ‘facts’ presented
      By Daily Caller News Foundation September 28, 2018

      The sex crimes prosecutor tasked with questioning Christine Blasey Ford during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh told Republican senators on Thursday that Ford’s claims and the lack of corroborative evidence were not strong enough to take the case to a courtroom.

      Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell spoke at a late-night Thursday meeting with the Republican caucus, where she briefed all 51 GOP members, according to The Washington Post. Based on the evidence presented during the hearing, Mitchell reportedly said that she would not have prosecuted Kavanaugh. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Breaks Down While Talking About His Dad)

      “Mitchell spelled it out and was clear with senators that she could not take this anywhere near a courtroom,” a source told Fox News. In fact, Mitchell reportedly said she would not even pursue a search warrant.

      The prosecutor’s guidance may be especially important for Republican senators who have yet to make a decision on how to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

    • Round Two: Democrats pledge to investigate Kavanaugh, float idea of impeachment if he’s confirmed
      By Daily Caller News Foundation September 28, 2018

      Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh might keep facing political attacks from the Left if he is confirmed, as is now anticipated, to the nation’s highest court.

      Kavanaugh faced an onslaught of attacks from Democrats and liberal activists even before Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford accused him of drunkenly trying to force himself on her while the two were in high school. Kavanaugh denied Ford’s accusation once again in an emotional testimony Thursday.

      Brian Fallon, former press secretary on Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful 2016 presidential campaign, predicted Kavanaugh “will not serve for life” if confirmed to the Supreme Court.

      Fallon leads Demand Justice, a Democratic dark money group dedicated to opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and previously called for Kavanaugh to be impeached from his current position on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    • In wake of contentious hearing, Amer. Bar Ass’n demands halt to Kavanaugh confirmation
      By Joe Newby September 28, 2018

      Early Friday morning, the Financial Times reported that the American Bar Association (ABA) called on the Senate to halt the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after a contentious and sometimes emotional hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

      According to the report, the ABA is demanding the FBI investigate unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct made by Christine Blasey Ford.

      “Each appointment to our nation’s highest court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote,” said Robert Carlson, president of the ABA.

      “Deciding to proceed without conducting additional investigation would not only have a lasting impact on the Senate’s reputation, but it will also negatively affect the great trust necessary for the American people to have in the Supreme Court,” he added.

      The Times report further stated:

  9. Mass brawl with 100 PUPILS erupts in school after ‘girl’s headscarf ripped off’ (express, Sep 29, 2018)

    “A MASS brawl broke out in a Sheffield school after a student allegedly ripped off a girl’s headscarf – sparking violence described by a witness as “like World War 3”.

    Chaos erupted in Fir Vale School in Sheffield, South Yorkshire on Tuesday, when more than 100 pupils were involved in a riot.

    Shocking footage shows some 12 students attacking each other, throwing punches, slaps and pushes.

    Shocking footage also shows dozens more pupils rushing away from fight, jumping on tables or hiding behind chairs.

    The teachers can be seen trying to break out the brawl.

    Only the arrival of police officers with dogs put an end to the violence. About 15 police cars rushed to the scene minutes before 1pm.

    Another video shows police officers pinning a girl down to a car bonnet.

    And a police dog was also filmed keeping a boy on the floor.

    The school, of about 1,000 pupils, had to be put on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon and could only be re-opened the next day, with police stationing outside to monitor the situation.

    Parents claim the mass brawl was triggered by an altercation between two female students – one of which saw her headscarf being “torn off”.

    Arfan Abbas, 42, has daughters in Year 9 and Year 11.

    He said: “The day before the riot there was an incident between a Yemeni girl and a Eastern European girl and her headscarf was ripped off.”

    Amjad Yasin, 40, who has two boys aged 13 and 14 at the school, claimed it was a girl from Somalia who was involved in the alleged fight with an Eastern European girl, before “one girl’s headscarf was torn off”.

    Without a quick intervention of police officers, the situation could have quickly worsened as, according to a witness, more than 1,000 adults gathered outside the school fences once news of the fight broke out.

    One man, who did not wish to be named, said: “There were hundreds of people, a thousand people outside the fence. They were carrying all kinds of things – baseball bats, pieces of wood.

    “They were trying to get over. It was chaos.”

    Some of them were armed, the witness added.

    Police confirmed in a statement they saw a large number of people waiting outside the school upon their arrival.

    A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “At around 12.55, police were called to Fir Vale School on Owler Lane, following reports of an altercation between a group of students.

    “Officers were deployed and on arrival found that a large number of people had gathered at the gates.

    The Yorkshire Ambulance Service said two people, including one student, were treated for minor injuries at the scene in the Page Hall area.

    The students involved in the fights are believed to be aged between 12 and 15.

    Police said they made no arrests.

    Following the riot, South Yorkshire Police said: “We are continuing to support and work alongside the school in relation to yesterday’s incident…”

  10. Another day in Wild West Britain: The moment a knifeman pounced on a cyclist in broad daylight after hunting him through the streets of Leicester to settle grudge (dailymail, Sep 29, 2018)

    “A cyclist escaped a knife wielding man in the middle of a city centre by throwing his bike at him.

    Shocking footage of the incident was captured in Leicester, where 22-year old Cecil Samba was caught on CCTV approaching the cyclist, who has not yet been identified.

    Samba had travelled from London to Leicester to meet his girlfriend when he lashed out at the cyclist.

    At about 3.30pm on 22 March he was seen holding the knife and pointing it at the cyclist, who defended himself by launching his bike at Samba.

    A PCSO who was in the area and close to Braunstone Gate radioed for assistance but the victim left the scene before emergency services arrived minutes later.

    Leicester Crown Court sentenced Samba to four years imprisonment for grievous bodily harm with intent…”

  11. At least 384 dead in Indonesian tsunami: Aerial photos show scale of devastation after huge 10ft wave wipes out a beach festival -sweeping partygoers to their deaths and obliterating two towns (dailymail, Sep 29, 2018)

    “At least 384 people are confirmed dead and 540 are injured after a tsunami, caused by two earthquakes in quick succession, ripped through the Pacific Ring of Fire and crashed into an Indonesian coast city on Friday.

    Indonesian media, citing the national disaster agency, said Saturday that almost 400 people had died in Palu City alone, on the the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

    Fears are mounting for the the fishing town of Donggala, which was closer to the epicentre of the quake, but which rescuers have not been able to reach.

    The town of Mamuju was also severely affected but currently impossible to access due to damaged roads and disrupted telecommunications.

    Many of those killed in Palu were swept away by giant waves more than 10ft high as they played on the beach in the scenic tourist town.

    The number of casualties was no doubt increased by the fact that hundreds of people had descended on Palu’s beach for a festival to celebrate the city’s anniversary, due to start Friday night…”

  12. Protesters greet Turkish president Recep Erdogan as he opens Europe’s biggest mosque in Germany (dailymail, Sep 29, 2018)

    “One of Europe’s largest mosques is to open in Cologne, Germany today.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reported the news during his controversial visit to the country with police deploying in force amid planned protests.

    The inauguration will be the closing event of Erdogan’s three-day state visit, aimed at repairing frayed ties with Berlin after two years of tensions.

    In talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, both leaders signalled their interest in a cautious rapprochement, but Merkel stressed that ‘deep differences’ remained on civil rights and other issues.

    Up to 10,000 Erdogan critics are expected to take to the streets in Cologne, protesting everything from Turkey’s record on human rights and press freedom to its treatment of minority Kurds.

    About 300 people had gathered on the bank of the Rhine early Saturday. They held banners proclaiming ‘Erdogan not welcome’ and shouted slogans such as ‘International solidarity’ and ‘Away with fascism’.

    Cansu, a 30-year-old student of Turkish origin came from Switzerland for the rally.

    ‘I want to be the voice of people who can’t take to the streets in Turkey. Because they have been arrested, killed or otherwise suppressed. Erdogan thinks anything that differs from his opinion is terrorism. I am here to show solidarity.’…”

    • Germany: Erdogan and Steinmeier butt heads at banquet

      Tensions were high at a state banquet held for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier butted heads about press freedom in their speeches in Berlin on Friday.

      In his speech, Steinmeier expressed concerns about German and Turkish citizens who had been imprisoned since the failed coup in 2016: “I’m worried about German citizens who are imprisoned in Germany for political reasons, and I’m also worried about Turkish journalists, trade unionists, lawyers, intellectuals and politicians, who are still in detention.”

      This prompted Erdogan to respond, saying that it was not Turkey’s job to protect terrorists: “If in my country someone is involved in terrorism, that person, no matter what class he belongs to, if law enforces penalty in that case, the juridical organs will do what is necessary. That would be the case both in Germany as well, and in another country in the world.”

      Relations have been strained during the Turkish president’s three-day visit to Germany, with Merkel calling on Erdogan to resolve cases of German citizens imprisoned in Turkey after the coup, and Erdogan urging Merkel to extradite opponents he claims are terrorists.

      Erdogan’s visit has sparked protests around the country, with demonstrators criticising the Turkish president’s human rights record, particularly following his crackdown on opponents after the attempted coup d’etat.

  13. Serial Rapist Ashfaq Khan Jailed for Targeting Lesbians in Manchester Gay Village (breitbart, Sep 29, 2018)

    “A man has been jailed after a series of sex attacks on “lone and vulnerable women” in Manchester Gay Village, raping one victim while she was vomiting.

    Ashfaq Khan was sentenced to 20 years — although he will be eligible for release two-thirds of the way into his term — after Manchester Crown Court heard he posed as a taxi driver and offered women lifts before attacking them, local media reports.

    The 60-year-old, who was convicted of a similar assault around ten years ago, was found guilty of three counts of rape in attacks on two women, which both took place in summer last year…”

  14. Doctors Without Borders President Accuses Salvini, Orban of Creating Migrant ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ (breitbart, Sep 29, 2018)

    “The president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Italy, who operate the migrant rescue ship Aquarius 2, has accused Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini and Hungarian leader Viktor Orban of creating a migrant “humanitarian crisis.”

    MSF Italy head Claudia Lodesani slammed the populist pair, saying: “Migrants are used as a hostage for political issues and the responsibility lies with all European governments, both Salvini, Macron and Orban,” Il Giornale reports.

    “They are creating a humanitarian crisis on the edge of Europe and nobody wants to manage this crisis,” she claimed.

    The comments come after Salvini, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, once again denied the NGO access to Italian ports after they picked up 58 migrants off the Libyan coast. The ship sought docking in France but was denied and told to go to Malta instead.

    The ship has experienced a number of other difficulties including losing its right to fly the Gibraltar flag last month after the Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) revealed the NGO was not supposed to be engaged in search and rescue operations.

    After renaming the Aquarius to Aquarius 2 and changing their flag to Panama, MSF once again found their vessel stripped of its flag earlier by the Panamanian government.

    MSF released a statement following the move, claiming the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) had been “forced to revoke the registration of Aquarius, under blatant economic and political pressure from the Italian government.”

    Frédéric Penard, director of operations for the Aquarius 2, urged Panama to reconsider this week at a press conference, saying: “Saving people is more important than any political consideration.”

    Rumours also circulated that the Vatican may grant the use of their flag for the vessel, and though Penard claimed not to be in contact with the Holy See he said such a move would be “welcome”.

    Pope Francis has been a firm advocate mass migration along with other high-profile members of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy, who have slammed Salvini’s tough stance.”

  15. Tony Blair Spin Doctor Tells Boris Johnson to Kill Himself (breitbart, Sep 29, 2018)

    “Tony Blair’s former right-hand man Alastair Campbell has told Boris Johnson to “f*ck off under a bus” because he proposed a new positive vision of Brexit.

    Responding to an article in The Telegraph by the former foreign secretary, Campbell wrote on Twitter: “Thankfully behind a paywall. Now fuck off under a bus with a great big fat lie on it charlatan.”

    He has also been promoting t-shirts with the words ‘Fuck Boris’ written on them, alongside his new book.

    Campbell, who now edits the anti-Brexit New European newspaper, has been leading calls for a second referendum, or so-called ‘People’s Vote’, to overturn Brexit.

    Last week he was humiliated live on the BBC after saying support for such a vote was growing, before a leading pollster slapped him down and revealed there is no consistent evidence for this claim…”

  16. UK Regulator Finds Ethnic Minorities Over-Represented on TV, Demands More Diversity Anyway (breitbart, Sep 29, 2018)

    “White people and heterosexuals are underrepresented in the British television industry, an Ofcom audit has found — but the watchdog still insists there is “much more to do on diversity”.

    The report came a couple of days after Ofcom declared increasing representation of minority groups was “a priority” for the regulator, warning broadcasters would face “disaster” without making diversity central to their work.

    Ofcom’s content policy director, Jacquie Hughes, said: “If you’re not constantly working on that you are not only suggesting some people are invisible but you are missing a chance to engage with them.”

    Audiences, especially young people, “are used to seeing race and religious and sexual diversity as the norm,” she told an event in Westminster, claiming British broadcasters would be unable to compete with global streaming services such as Netflix without making representation of LGBT people and ethnic minorities a major focus.

    “If your audiences have broadened expectations of what they would like to see with regards to representation and lives they can access and you are not offering them that you will be increasingly less relevant,” she claimed.

    Ofcom’s Diversity and Equal Opportunities in Television 2018 report was published on Thursday, a year after the watchdog ordered broadcasters make a serious effort to monitor and record workers’ ‘protected characteristics’ in order to “identify under-represented groups and help tackle a lack of diversity in UK television”.

    While there was a data gap of 41 percent with regards to sexuality, the audit found 4 percent of people working in the TV industry identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) compared to 2 percent of the general population, while 49 percent of employees said they were heterosexual compared to 93 percent of the general population.

    Despite the apparently significant underrepresentation of heterosexuals in the figures, Ofcom recommended broadcasters improve the career progression of sexual minorities and hire more lesbians, amongst a number of recommendations.

    It also took issue with official government data on the proportion of LGB people in Britain, declaring 2 per cent to be “too low” and directing readers to a survey that claimed sexual minorities make up 6.5 percent of the population.

    According to the analysis, 13 percent of TV industry employees are from an ethnic minority compared to 12 per cent of the British labour market, with the figure rising to 15 per cent amongst workers at Sky, 18 per cent at Channel 4, and 19 per cent at Viacom.

    White people were revealed to be underrepresented in the data, which showed they comprise 71 per cent of the UK-based TV industry compared to 88 per cent of the wider labour market — however, this was not considered a problem by Ofcom, which praised efforts by all five of the main broadcasters focused on “improving representation of employees from minority ethnic backgrounds”.

    Lamenting that certain ethnic groups including Pakistanis and Bangladeshis are “significantly underrepresented” in TV careers, the report urged broadcasters to develop policies which would “target and tackle under-representation of specific ethnic groups in order to achieve a workforce which truly reflects the UK population and audiences.”

    While claiming the push for greater “diversity” is so TV companies have a workforce which “reflects modern Britain and the lives and experiences of their whole audience”, the regulator says broadcasters “should be aiming” to have a workforce more closely matching London’s population, where 36 per cent of workers are from minority ethnic backgrounds and the demographics are not representative of the country at large.

    Vikki Cook, Ofcom Director of Standards and Audience Protection, said: “We’re encouraged that major broadcasters understand the need to attract people who may not feel they can make a career in TV.

    “This is in broadcasters’ interests, because it helps them make programmes that reflect the whole UK.

    “But our report shows how far there is to go. We expect broadcasters to build on the momentum of the last year, and to keep improving their monitoring and staff diversity in the coming months.””

  17. Afghan policeman kills 2 officers in latest ‘insider attack’ (abcnews, Sep 29, 2018)

    “Two Afghan police officers were gunned down by a fellow policeman in southern Kandahar province, the latest in so-called “insider” attacks in the war-battered country, a spokesman said Saturday.

    According to Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, three other policemen were wounded in the attack late on Friday night.

    The incident took place at a remote police outpost in Raghistan district. Azizi said the attacker, who had joined the police force around a year ago, was able to flee the area.

    A police investigation has been launched into the attack. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility but blame is likely to fall on the Taliban…”

  18. Federal prosecutors seeking rare death penalty for New York City terror attack suspect (abcnews, Sep 29, 2018)

    “Federal prosecutors in New York are seeking the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City terror attack that killed eight people — a rare punishment that hasn’t been carried out in the state for a federal crime since 1953.

    Saipov, 30, allegedly used a Home Depot rental truck to carry out an attack on a bike path along the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan, mowing down pedestrians and cyclist in his path on Oct. 31.

    In order to justify a death sentence, prosecutors will have to prove that Saipov “intentionally” killed the eight victims and “intentionally” inflicted serious bodily injury, according to the notice of intent to seek the death penalty, filed in the Southern District of New York.

    Both of those counts carry a possibly death sentence, according to the court document.

    Weeks after the attack, a federal grand jury slapped Saipov with a 22-count indictment that included eight charges of murder in aid of racketeering, typically used by federal prosecutors in organized crime cases, and a charge of violence and destruction of motor vehicles.

    The attack required “substantial planning and premeditation,” prosecutors said, describing the manner in which Saipov carried it out as “heinous, cruel and depraved.”…”

  19. Chad troops kill 17 Boko Haram militants after 6 killed in Lake Chad attacks (thedefensepost, Sep 29, 2018)

    “Six people, including two soldiers, died in overnight Boko Haram attacks near Lake Chad, security and army sources said on Saturday, saying Chadian troops had killed 17 militants in a counter-offensive.

    Three forestry officials, a customs officer and two soldiers were killed in attacks on Moussarom and Ngueleya located in the Lake Chad region, south of Baga Sola, a security source told AFP.

    “The attackers were later repelled,” the source said.

    Chadian army spokesperson Colonel Azam said “17 Boko Haram members have been killed” although he put the civilian death toll at three instead of four.

    The last Boko Haram attack on the Chadian side of the lake happened on July 22 in which 18 people were killed in a village south of Daboua near the border with Niger…”

  20. Germany: Islamic Refugees to Be Deported After “Allahu Akbar” Shouting Mob Trashes Nightclub – 28 Sept 2018

    Germany: The Mayor of Frankfurt on the Oder, René Wilke, began deportation proceedings against seven refugees from Pakistan, Palestine, and Syria, who took part in a mob attack on a city disco after a dance floor dispute.

    “They had such an unstoppable rage”

    On the night of 26 August 2018, after a local German man had harsh words and some shoving with two Syrian refugees in the nightclub called ‘Le Frosch.’ The belligerent Syrians were kicked out of the club. The two angry refugees made some phone calls to friends for help. A crew of almost twenty young Muslim men showed up at Le Frosch with metal bars and wooden bats. They smashed windows while shouting the Islamic battle cry “Allahu Akbar.” People were hit with stones and cut with broken glass. Club patrons retreated inside and barricaded themselves while the refugees smashed windows and beat on the doors. “They had such an unstoppable rage,” said one club guest.

    Now the Left Party mayor of the city has felt compelled to begin deportation proceedings against a group of Muslim refugees who have been terrorizing the town for the last year while the police looked the other way to avoid being called ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobic.’

    • Tim Pool considers himself a leftist but is really a classical liberal that doesn’t realize that the conservatives are also classical liberals. It is interesting to see how so many of his conclusions are talked about on this blog daily.

  21. BBC Newsnight – Brett Kavanaugh hearing and the future of #metoo DISCUSSION –

    America is tearing itself apart over the Kavanaugh – Blasey Ford hearing


    Eye ball15 hours ago

    So BBC you do this about women’s rights in the USA .. Well WHY don’t you do a programme on the women & young girls that have been abused by the predominantly muslim rape gangs in the UK ???????? …. Or at least cover the marches of support for the victims ????????


  22. Feminist Author Jill Filipovic Urges All Women to Divorce Republican Husbands

    Jill Filipovic, a hate-filled, left-wing writer for Cosmopolitan and Huffington Post, is now urging all women to divorce their Republican husbands.

    Apparently sick over the whole Supreme Court nomination situation, Filipovic jumped to her creepy Twitter account to offer her spittle-specked demands.

    “Misogyny is a feature of the Republican Party, not a bug. Trump isn’t an aberration. Kavanaugh isn’t an aberration. These are men who stand credibly accused of doing terrible things to women, put in positions of power so they can do terrible things to women,” she tweeted on Friday.

  23. John Kerry accuses Trump team of ‘interfering’ with the Obama administration before the inauguration

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday accused President Trump’s team of “interfering” with the Obama administration before the inauguration.

    Sitting down for an interview in Texas, Kerry said before Trump was sworn in, the incoming administration messed with the Obama government’s efforts to make a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

    “This administration which — actually was engaged in interfering with the Obama administration after the election before they were sworn in relative to Palestine-Israel where Jared Kushner, the president, and others were all engaged in trying to stop the administration from doing what it was doing,” he said at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.

    • Sitting down for an interview in Texas, Kerry said before Trump was sworn in, the incoming administration messed with the Obama government’s efforts to make a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

      This is like complaining that someone interfered and stopped oil and water from mixing. Kerry’s delusions regarding Arab–Israeli peace only further reveal just how lunatic his expectations are for the region.

  24. Serbian Army Put on High Alert Over Pristina’s Actions – Reports (sputniknews, Sep 29, 2018?

    “Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday ordered the country’s army to be on high alert after the special forces of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo were deployed in the vicinity of Lake Gazivoda near Belgrade-controlled Gazivoda hydroelectric power station, the Tanjug news agency reported.

    The relevant order has been given to the chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, the outlet said, citing the Serbian presidential administration.

    About 60 members of the Kosovo special forces are currently present in the area, with some of them having entered the Center for Ecology and Development of Sports near the Gazivoda Lake in Kosovo’s north.

    In 2008, Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian leadership unilaterally proclaimed independence from Serbia, which has never recognized the move. The self-proclaimed republic currently possesses recognition from more than 100 countries.”

  25. French Media Attacks Father of Bataclan Victim for Being Too Close to ‘Far Right’ (breitbart, Sep 29, 2018)

    “A French mainstream newspaper has attacked Patrick Jardin, father of 31-year-old Bataclan massacre victim Nathalie Jardin, for being too close to anti-Islamisation figures and groups deemed “far right”.

    While other parents of victims of the 2015 massacre have called for people to rally against hate, 65-year-old Jardin has been defiant and says he will never forgive the radical Islamic terrorists who murdered his daughter, saying: “Me, I hate.”

    In an article released this week by French newspaper Le Monde, Mr Jardin was attacked for associating with groups like the anti-Islamisation youth activist organisation Generation Identitaire, as well as figures like author Renaud Camus, who coined the theory of the “Great Replacement.”

    Jardin has come to the forefront in recent weeks due to his involvement in a campaign to have rapper Médine’s October concert at the Bataclan cancelled…”

  26. Germany: Call for ‘Unity’ After Afghan Migrant Stabs Three in Town Centre (breitbart, Sep 29, 2018)

    “The state minister for integration has warned Germans against the “hatred and malice” of anyone who might draw political conclusions after an Afghan migrant stabbed three people in Ravensburg town centre.

    A 21-year-old asylum seeker was taken into custody on Friday following the broad daylight attack in the Baden-Wuerttemberg town, which saw the migrant stab two passers-by at a bus stop before knifing a 52-year-old who tried to stop him with a restaurant chair several times.

    Two Syrian asylum seekers aged 19 and 20 and a German were rushed to hospital, with one of the three having suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police…”

  27. House Approves GOP Bill to Make New Tax Cuts Permanent

    (WASHINGTON) — Republicans have sped legislation through the House to expand their massive new tax law, capping their session for the year as they rush out of town to face voters in the November elections. The new bill would make permanent the individual and small-business tax cuts in the law.

    Friday’s vote was 220-191 in the Republican-led House to approve the legislation. It’s the second tax-cut proposal that Republican leaders have pushed in less than a year. The vote was mostly along party lines. Democrats continued their solid opposition to tax-cut legislation, asserting it favors corporations and wealthy individuals over middle-income Americans.

    At the same time, 11 Republican House members, facing tough re-election fights in the high-tax, Democratic-leaning states of New York, New Jersey and California, voted against their party’s bill.

  28. Chamber of Commerce President Shot, Killed Near Memphis National Civil Rights Museum

    Memphis Chamber of Commerce president Phil Trenary was shot and killed Thursday night near the National Civil Rights Museum.

    Trenary had just left a downtown restaurant when he was killed.

    The Memphis Police Department described the suspect:

  29. India’s foreign minister says Pakistan harbors terrorists (stripes, Sep 29, 2018)

    “India’s foreign minister is using her address on the world stage to accuse neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists.

    Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj also rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it “a complete lie.”

    She accused Pakistan of “verbal duplicity,” noting that Osama bin Laden was found living there, and said the mastermind of the 2008 attack in Mumbai “still roams the streets of Pakistan with impunity.”

    Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart were supposed to meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly this week, but India called it off only one day after it was announced, following the killing of an Indian border guard in the disputed region of Kashmir.

    The announcement of the planned meeting had been considered an encouraging sign for restarting stalled talks between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors.

    Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Kashmir, divided between the two countries but sought by each in its entirety.”

  30. Saudi military positions hit by Yemeni missiles (IRNA, Sep 29, 2018)

    “According to Almasirah news website, Yemeni Army’s missile unit fired a Zelzal 1 missile at Saudi military positions in Al-Faras Heights, near Najran.

    Meanwhile, Yemeni Army’s artillery unit destroyed a Saudi Arabia military convoy in Najran. Saudi military positions were also targeted by Yemeni popular committees and artillery unit.

    Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of Hadi back to power and crushing the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement.

    Some 15,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.

    The assaults of the Saudi-led coalition forces have failed to stop the Yemenis from resisting the aggression. Recently, the Yemeni army unveiled its home-made underground missile launching pads.”

  31. UAE’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed condemns Iran’s interference in Arab world (thenational, Sep 29, 2018)

    “UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed told the United Nations General Assembly, condemns Iran’s interference in the Arab world on the penultimate day of high-level general debate.

    Telling the UN that by celebrating the Year of Zayed the UAE has grown to appreciate its humanitarian and political responsibilities, Sheikh Abdullah also blamed the Houthi’s failure to show up at peace talks in Geneva for the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen, despite the UAE’s aid efforts.

    Condemning Iran’s support to terrorist groups in the Arab world, Sheikh Abdullah said “we cannot continue to rely on other states to solve issues in our country.”

    Foreign interference in the Arab world, particularly Iran, which has “reached an unprecedented level,” Sheikh Abdullah said. “We could not afford to remain mere spectators when this interference reached Yemen.”

    As well as obstructing humanitarian assistance, the Houthi’s are receiving arms from Iran, planting landmines and recruiting children, Sheikh Abdullah said…”

  32. Jihad Roadshow: Banned Islamist group is using children as young as 13 to peddle books supporting suicide bombing and jihad in Britain (dailymail, Sep 29, 2018)

    “An extreme Islamist group banned in more than a dozen countries is using British children as young as 13 to peddle books supporting suicide bombing and jihad.

    Hizb ut-Tahrir, which wants to establish an Islamic state with Sharia law, has been holding a series of ‘roadshows’ across the country.

    An undercover reporter who attended a number of the meetings was sold books suggesting suicide strikes are acceptable, and others saying jihad was ‘compulsory’ to spread the message of Islam.

    The group allowed a 13-year-old to sell pamphlets comparing Westerners to animals over their ‘filthy promiscuity’ and urging followers to shun British culture.

    The reporter also saw children as young as ten bowing their heads in prayer and reading from the Koran at meetings – despite Hizb ut-Tahrir’s claim only over-16s can ‘engage’ in its work.

    Last night the Government’s new anti-extremism tsar Sara Khan told of her fears that the ‘Islamist extremists’ were recruiting children and students to help spread ‘supremacist ideology’.

    Terrorism experts also called on the Government to ban the group for ‘radicalising children’ and spreading the ideology of Islamic State ‘into the heart of England’.

    The Daily Mail investigation also found:

    A member boasted of having active recruiters at universities including Oxford, University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies – despite the group being banned from speaking on campuses;

    A separate Hizb ut-Tahrir speaker said ‘we need to try to change’ homosexuals;
    Devotees are warned that women will be punished for leaving home ‘uncovered’;

    Followers, who believe ‘jihad’ should be waged against Israel, back Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for ‘saying it how it is’ amid the party’s anti-Semitism crisis.

    Two serving prime ministers have tried to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir. But despite being outlawed in Pakistan, Russia and most Arab countries, it remains legal here.

    The undercover reporter attended several of the group’s events in the past five months in locations ranging from East London to Bradford and Rochdale.

    They were sold five extremist booklets for £2 by a boy of around 13 running a stall at the Fairweather Event Hall in Bradford.

    One, entitled ‘Stand For Islam’, contained a verse discussing suicide bombing and criticising the West for focusing on the acts.

    But the passage went on to justify the attacks, saying: ‘Whilst Islam is categorical in the prohibition of committing suicide and taking innocent life, this does not entail that Islam … expects Muslims to accept the occupation of their lands and the desecration of their beliefs, values and dignity.’

    Another book being peddled was called ‘Democracy is a System of Kufr’ – a derogatory term for non-believers.

    It said: ‘It is obligatory on the Muslims to completely discard democracy. It is filth.’

    The book goes on to disparage homosexuality before claiming that ‘sex with all animals’ is increasing in the West. At the same event, a child of similar age was pulled before a crowd of around 30 and read from the Koran.

    Later Hizb ut-Tahrir follower Dr Mohammed Zahid, who has lectured at Newcastle and Durham universities, described the group’s continuing influence on campuses – despite being ‘no-platformed’ by the National Union of Students.

    Dr Zahid said: ‘We are active on campuses, just not as much as we used to be. Just a few years ago we had a number of brothers at the University of Manchester.

    ‘Any political party, to survive, you need recruitment … we have brothers on the UCL campus, SOAS, Oxford, they’re there.’

    Hizb ut-Tahrir wants to establish an Islamic state stretching from north Africa to the Philippines and has produced articles promoting martyrdom in Israel. When our reporter asked one member, Mazhar Khan, about the anti-Semitism row in the Labour Party, he defended Jeremy Corbyn.

    He said: ‘When you say it how it is people just don’t like it. And he’s the only one saying it as it is. That’s why even his own party is turning against him.’

    Sara Khan, who leads the Government’s newly created Commission for Countering Extremism, told of her concern over the Mail’s findings last night.

    She said: ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir are Islamist extremists who have been actively recruiting young people and spreading their supremacist ideology for decades.

    ‘It is concerning that, despite their no-platforming by the NUS, they are still very much active on campus but also in communities, recruiting children and students.

    ‘Non-violent extremism threatens the rights of others. I am undertaking a wide-ranging study into all forms of extremism to help us all do more to counter extremism.’

    Security and terrorism experts called for action to stop Hizb ut-Tahrir ‘brainwashing’ youngsters.

    Professor Anthony Glees, of the University of Buckingham, said: ‘They are radicalising children who should know nothing of the awful world which Islamic extremism promotes.

    ‘It is as if we are imparting the ideology of the so-called Islamic State into the heart of England.’

    Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Yahya Nisbet said the group did not wish to overthrow British democracy.

    He added: ‘Any suggestion that Hizb ut-Tahrir encourages any form of violence against ordinary British citizens is a baseless lie.’

    Of the claims children were involved in selling books, he said: ‘Young people are welcome to participate in our public events – however, it is not our policy to permit this kind of administrative work.

    ‘I will be bringing this to the attention of those responsible.’

    Mr Khan said he ‘did not recognise the views attributed to him’, but a spokesman for the group added: ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir’s view on the illegal occupation of Palestine by Zionists is well documented.’”

  33. Richard:The threat has been issued and answered, now we find out how crazy the left is, they are calling for attacks inside peoples houses, now we discover how many are ready for this.

    Think Progress Editor Tweets Republicans Should Be Confronted In Their Homes. Shapiro Issues One Hell Of A Warning.

    On Friday, Ian Millhiser, justice editor at the hard-left site Think Progress, who got his law degree from Duke University, decided to wax militant regarding Republicans, tweeting they should be confronted not only where they eat, but in their own bedrooms:

  34. French Police Chief Stabbed To Death in Broad Daylight in French City Centre

    French Police Chief Stabbed To Death in Street
    Residents of the French city of Rodez are in shock following the fatal stabbing of police chief Pascal Filoé who was murdered in front of the city’s town hall on Thursday morning.

    Breitbart, September 28, 2018:

    The attack took place at 10 am on Thursday morning and saw a man described to be in his forties attack the police chief with a knife stabbing him three times, broadcaster RTL reports.

    Police have not released an official statement on the motive of the stabbing but some local sources have claimed that the man, who is said to have been a newcomer to the area, had an attack dog that was taken away sometime prior to the attack. Police did state that the man was known to them, having previously damaged a patio door at city hall.

    The attack is just the latest act of violence toward a police officer in France. Some fatal attacks on police officers have recently been related to radical Islamic terrorism as was the case with the murder of an officer last year on Paris’ famous Champs Elysees, the fatal stabbing of police Commissioner Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his wife in 2016 and the murder of Col. Arnaud Beltrame earlier this year.

    Attacks against officers have also seen an increase from “youths” in various areas across the country. In one case on New Year’s Eve, a brutal attack on a female police officer in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne was caught on video showing a mob of young men cheering and kicking the officer in the head.

    Police are not the only branch of the emergency services who face increased levels of violence. Firefighters in the Alpes-Maritimes department had to resort to releasing a series of videos pleading with people not to attack them while working.

    In Toulon earlier this week, paramedic crews announced they would be

    • Who provided proof? The Senate Judiciary Committee provided the proof. This was a gang rape. That is what I witnessed. The Senate Judiciary Committee gang raped Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

  35. Why Germany apologized and Canada backed down (saudigazette, Sep 29, 2018)

    “During the past two years, Saudi diplomacy has been able to strike an external balance in its relations with major world countries. It has strengthened its contacts with its allies worldwide in line with a clear political policy that does not accept any attempt to violate its sovereignty. Riyadh has bolstered its status as a pivotal and influential country at both the regional and international level in line with a clear international diplomatic policy.

    This is confirmed by the keenness of a major world power, like Germany, to respond to the Kingdom’s stand by requesting an end to the crisis with Riyadh. Germany has apologized to Riyadh and has announced its wish for the Saudi ambassador to return to Berlin, to end the “dispute” between the two countries and to turn a new page in bilateral relations. It described the Kingdom as an important partner.

    The official German statement coincided with Canadian attempts to restore relations with Riyadh to their previous state, thus confirming the correctness of Saudi stances and the soundness of its firm diplomacy that rejects false accusations and political theatrics that contravene international diplomatic charters and norms.

    The Saudi role in achieving peace and stability at all levels is clear for all to see. The Kingdom recently witnessed in Jeddah the signing of the historic Ethiopian-Eritrean Peace Agreement ending a 20-year-long conflict between the two African nations.

    This confirms the importance and strength of the role being carried out by Riyadh and the responsibilities it is shouldering. It also underlines its pioneering role in achieving peace between different factions, hence making it a house of reconciliation and peace making, not only in the Arab and Muslim world, but globally.

    In their speeches at the United Nations, many world leaders lauded the positive Saudi role in protecting global security and peace. US President Donald Trump confirmed the Kingdom’s positive diplomatic efforts. He said that the Kingdom was one of the countries that was instrumental in making important changes in international policy. In his speech before the UN General Assembly, President Trump said that he valued the Kingdom’s efforts at the regional and global level and the large amount of aid that it provides to various countries. He added that this contributes to ending ongoing wars and restoring stability and security in the region.

    Within a short span of time, Saudi Arabia, which celebrated its 88th National Day last week, has been able to launch mega-national projects, such as Vision 2030. The Kingdom has dealt severe blows to terrorist groups and has defeated them. It has also succeeded in reining in the regime of mullahs and its agents in the region, as well as exposing the political immaturity of the State of Qatar, which has become a pariah island.

    There is no doubt that Riyadh has the capability to forge alliances that have a clear impact on important regional and global issues. This has earned Riyadh praise and appreciation for the role it plays in international diplomacy.

    All of this shows once again that the Kingdom is an influential country that takes a firm position with regard to anyone who infringes upon Saudi and Arab sovereignty and security. However, Saudi Arabia remains a reliable and trustworthy friend and an important strategic ally for countries both large and small. It is feared when it expresses anger. It is the Kingdom of decisiveness and determination that is regarded with awe.”

    • No.
      I hate sanctimonious hypocrites in Europe and Canada as much as you do. That doesn’t mean you’re NOT scummy bullies.

      You talk out of both sides of your mouth and can’t be trusted. You continue to protect al-Q and other terrorists.
      Your purchase of Spain makes me retch.

      Just so we have that clear.

  36. UN: Syria demands US, French and Turkish forces withdraw immediately (mee, Sep 29, 2018)

    “Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced US, French and Turkish forces operating in his country as “occupying forces” and demanded that they leave immediately.

    Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem also called on Syrian refugees to come home, AFP reported, even though the country’s war is now in its eighth year.

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had said in his remarks to the General Assembly on Friday that the international community and UN agencies must make the return of refugees to Syria “a priority”.

    Moualem, who also serves as deputy prime minister, said the foreign forces were on Syrian soil illegally, under the pretext of fighting terrorism, and “will be dealt with accordingly.”

    “They must withdraw immediately and without any conditions,” he told the assembly…”

  37. Muslims rally in Hyderabad to demand withdrawal of triple Talaq ordinance (gulfnews, Sep 29, 2018)

    “Thousands of Muslims in Hyderabad have attended a rally organised by the United Muslim Forum to demand the withdrawal of an ordinance issued by India’s Central government criminalising the Triple Talaq.

    To the approval of the huge gathering, and amid slogans of “Allahu Akbar”, Forum president Moulana Raheemuddin Ansari moved a resolution urging the government to respect the constitutional rights of all communities, including religious and cultural freedom.

    The Forum is a grouping of several Muslim organisations.

    “The Supreme Court has delivered many judgments against the recognised moral values and Indian traditions to protect the individual freedom of groups whose number is less than one per cent. But in respect of Muslims the attitude of the government was in sharp contrast. Conspiracies were being hatched to deprive Muslims of their religious identity though they are the second biggest majority in the country,” the resolution said.

    It argued that, when the government could not achieve its target through Parliament, it used the backdoor of an ordinance.

    “This meeting strongly condemns the move of the government and hopes that it will reconsider its decision,” Ansari said.

    Addressing the mammoth meeting, Member of Parliament of president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi, termed the ordinance unconstitutional, violation of the fundamental rights of Muslims and a flagrant intervention in Sharia.

    He said, by issuing such an ordinance, the Narendra Modi government was trying to divert the attention of the people from its failures.

    Referring to the recent Supreme Court judgment on the status of the mosque in Islam he questioned how a retiring Chief Justice could fix the date of the hearing on the Babari Masjid case.

    Outgoing Chief Justice Dipak Mishra had said that the case would be heard from October 29. Owaisi said, “Technically you should not do this. The new chief justice, after taking charge, should fix the date and decide what bench it will go to”.

    The meeting was addressed by religious scholars and leaders of various religious and social organisations including Majlis-e-Ulema-e-Deccan, Jamat-e-Islami, Imaraat-e-Millat-e-Islamia, Shia religious leaders and others.”

  38. India sponsors terrorism in Pakistan, avoids peace talks on flimsy grounds: FM Qureshi tells UNGA (dawn, Sep 29, 2018)

    “Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while representing Pakistan at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said Pakistan wanted to engage with “all countries and neighbours on the basis of peace and equality”…

    The foreign minister said, “Today the world is at a crossroads as protectionism, populism and isolationism are gaining currency. New forms and manifestations of imperialism are appearing, and dark clouds of trade wars are looming large.”

    “In these uncertain times, the global community seems desperate for leadership, vision and an order,” said Qureshi, adding that Pakistan will continue to “collaborate on the platforms of United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to reverse the tide of bigotry”.

    Being specific about Indian aggression in region
    Briefing the audience about the long outstanding issues with India, Qureshi clarified that Pakistan wanted to “resolve outstanding issues with India through dialogue but the Indian government has wasted an opportunity for the third time — each time with flimsy excuses”.

    He emphasised that the unresolved Kashmir dispute poses a great threat to peace and stability in the region. “Peace can never be established in South Asia unless the issue of Kashmir is resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions,” Qureshi asserted.

    He said that India must “stop human rights violations in the occupied Kashmir and also stop ceasefire violations across the line of control”.

    The foreign minister warned that India will face a “severe reaction if it attempted any misadventure against Pakistan”.

    “India has been sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan and Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was involved in planning and sponsoring terrorist activities in Pakistan on behalf of the Indian government,” Qureshi said, while briefing the world about direct Indian involvement in sponsoring terrorist activities inside Pakistan…

    Qureshi urges world to respect religious sentiments of Muslims
    “Madam president, consider the issue of striking the right balance between the freedom of expression and sentiments of the people. Where there ought to be empathy, understanding and compassion, we see caricatured, ill-informed, jaundiced judgements.

    “Recently, Muslims across the world were pained at a planned competition of cartoons of our Holy Prophet (PBUH). This deeply hurt Muslim sentiments and sensibilities,” he said

    On its part, Pakistan will continue to collaborate with friends and partners on the UN and OIC platforms to reverse the growing tide of bigotry, to build cross-cultural understandings and to build dialogue amongst civilisations, the minister vowed…”

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