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  1. CRIMEWAVE BRITAIN: Knifeman injures elderly couple – MANHUNT after ‘TERRIFYING’ attack (express, Oct 6, 2018)

    “POLICE are on the hunt for a knife-wielding man who viciously attacked an elderly couple at there home in Withington, Manchester.

    The couple unknowingly opened their door to the perpetrator after he knocked at around 10pm on Friday.

    The man, who was armed with a knife, began demanding money from the elderly couple before barging into their home.

    The victims, both in their 80s, managed to fight off the attacker and pushed him out of their property.

    They suffered several cuts following the scuffle, but were not seriously injured.

    Detective Constable Luke Raine of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “This was a terrifying burglary targeting two elderly members of our community.

    “Through their remarkable bravery, they have managed to fight off the assailant and he fled empty handed.

    “We would urge anyone with information on this to contact police immediately. Perhaps you saw someone matching the description of the offender in the vicinity at the time?

    “Even the smallest detail can lead to new lines of enquiry that may help us identify the offender.”

    The man is described as white, between 35 to 40 years old and around 5ft 9ins tall.

    He is of medium build, unshaven with stubble and was wearing dark clothing with a dark coloured hood at the time of the attack.

    Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 6012 quoting incident number 2377 of 05/10/18 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

    In the UK, the number of offences involving a knife or blade in the year to March 2018 rose to 40,147, marking a seven-year-high…”

  2. Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate – sources (reuters, Oct 6, 2018)

    “ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish authorities believe that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared four days ago after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, was killed inside the consulate, two Turkish sources said on Saturday.

    “The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr. Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate,” one of the sources, a Turkish official, told Reuters.

    The sources did not say how they believed the killing was carried out.”

  3. Turkey arrests 137 in anti-PKK raids (gulftoday, Oct 7, 2018)

    “Turkish authorities have arrested 137 people in a countrywide operation over two days aimed at the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), state news agency Anadolu said on Saturday.

    The PKK, designated as a terror group by Turkey and its Western allies, is regularly targeted in security forces raids.

    The authorities are still battling the over three-decade insurgency of the PKK which initially took up arms for a separate state but now demands a degree of autonomy.

    The clashes between Turkish security forces and PKK members have resumed after a fragile ceasefire collapsed in 2015.

    The PKK’s armed struggle with the Turkish government has killed more than 40,000 people since 1984.

    On Thursday, eight soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device in southeastern Turkey in an attack the government blamed on the PKK.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a TV address Saturday that “at least 800 terrorists will be made to pay” for the attack.”

      • “What Will China Do? by J.R. Nyquist


        Typically we think of Communism as incompatible with capitalism. Yet, Communism has always made use of capitalist methods. The official Communist retreat into “state capitalism” actual began in 1922 in the Soviet Union of Vladimir Lenin. It was called the New Economic Policy under which the Soviet economy was originally consolidated by virtue of capitalist experimentation. After the death of Mao, China’s Deng Xiaoping proved to be a student of Lenin. He brought the New Economic Policy to China, enlarging Lenin’s program into a more comprehensive system for building Communism through capitalism. And as Lenin’s New Economic Policy was part economic liberalism and part deception, so is Comrade Deng’s “socialist Market economy.” In Communist history the retreat into capitalism has always signified a deceptive compromise. Deng never downgraded the ideology of Marxism-Leninism. What he opposed was the stupid economic policies of arrogant functionaries who had no idea how to build a productive economy. As Deng famously said in 1961, “I don’t care if it’s a white cat or a black cat. It’s a good cat as long as it catches mice.”

        To what end, however, do the Chinese Communists wield this power? And why do they cling to the Communist label? The Chinese leaders are determined to build a militarily strong country. As Chinese theorist Yan Xuetong explained, “You can still have a rich state with poor people.” He further explained that a strong state is best, because it brings “dignity to all.” Many powerful states have followed this model. So when it comes to the fate of the dollar, or the fate of the Euro, we must not imagine that the Chinese will act to maximize their people’s wealth; rather, they aim at maximizing state power; and as Mao Zedong once explained, “Power comes from the barrel of a gun.”

        “Author Richard McGregor on ‘The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers'”
        National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
        Published on September 26, 2011

  4. Canada and Morocco Commit to Strengthen on Aeronautics (moroccoworldnews, Oct 6, 2018)

    “Rabat – A forum on Morocco-Canada expertise sharing has highlighted the need to bolster Morocco’s productivity and global prestige in aeronautics.

    Held in Skhirat, a coastal town between Casablanca and Rabat, the forum convened over 200 participants to discuss the recent achievements and the potential of the aeronautical sector in Morocco.

    The event, which was organized by a group of Moroccan experts residing in Canada under the auspices of the ministry in charge of Moroccans living abroad, sought to “devise the ideal way to facilitate the contribution of the Moroccan diaspora to the socio-economic changes in their country of origin.”

    Bridging immigration, entrepreneurship, and expertise-sharing

    As an increasingly profit and job-generating sector, migration is an integral part of Morocco’s new development plan, organizers noted. And despite the range of views presented by officials and experts at the event, there was overwhelming agreement on the economic importance of the Moroccan diaspora.

    As officials and experts shared their perspectives, the convention took on a serious note, gathering momentum as experts, organizers, and official representatives from Morocco and Canada praised the “strategic partnership” binding the two nations.

    In addition to bringing the two countries closer through the investment model pioneered by Moroccans residing in Canada, they noted, the Morocco-Canada aeronautical cooperation signaled the beginning of a journey that has the potential to propel Morocco to the forefront of aeronautical breakthroughs.

    Abdelkarim Benatiq, deputy minister for Moroccans living abroad, and under whose department’s auspices the forum was held, underlined the positive impacts of immigration “in a world of growing suspicion and distrust [about migrants].”

    “Contrary to general clichés about migrants and migration, the reality of human mobility is globally a positive one,” Benatiq said. He explained that “in a constantly changing world, where physical barriers are gradually disappearing, the imperative of economic and cultural opening has never been more pressing for countries.”

    Putting the Morocco-Canada cooperation in the general context of globalization, the minister went on to say that socio-economic problems worldwide are increasingly becoming issues which require “collective responses from governments” as well as a mindset of “shared burden.”

    For his part, Moulay Elalamy, the minister of industry, seized the occasion to spotlight Morocco’s achievements in the industrial sector, particularly since the launching of the 2014-2020 “Industrial Acceleration Plan.”

    “There has been a true revolution in Morocco’s industrial sector,” the minister said, explaining that over half of the plan’s projected results have been achieved.

    “When I showed the products of some of our achievements to my Canadian counterparts, they were positively shocked that such aeronautical advances could be made in Morocco,” he noted.

    But while the achievements have been “incredibly impressive,” Elalamy continued, “There still remain questions to answer and areas to improve.”

    Among the pressing needs of Morocco’s emerging aeronautical sector, a recurring problem is “the lack of highly qualified technicians to face the immediate and urgent needs of an assertively growing industry.”

    Elalamy said that Morocco hoped to learn a lot from Canada, which comes third in aeronautical performance worldwide.

    Canada proud of its Moroccans

    In his speech prior to the signing ceremony, the chargé d’affaires of the Canadian embassy heaped praise on Moroccans residing in Canada.

    He said that their commitment to both their host country and their country of origin, as well as their expertise in their respective fields, set the stage for the success of bilateral ties between the two countries as well as the signing of agreements such as the expertise-sharing agreement in the aeronautical sector.

    “I am proud to be signing this agreement on my country’s behalf,” he said.

    “Canadians of Moroccan descent represent one of the biggest successes of Canada’s multiculturalism.”

    The Canadian official’s remarks come in the wake of two success stories in the Moroccan community in Canada.

    On October 1, Moncef Derraji and Marwah Rizqy, two Canadians of Moroccan descent, were elected to the parliament in Quebec’s provincial elections.

    Prior to their election to the parliament, Derraji, a private sector operator who for 15 years worked for Canadian pharmaceuticals, and Rizqy, a tax professor at the Brooke University, had both been praised for their civic engagement and successful careers.”

    • Florida Hosts ‘Moroccan Village’ for the First Time (moroccoworldnews, Oct 6, 2018)

      “Orlando, Florida, is hosting a “Moroccan Village” for the first time to encourage US tourism to Morocco.

      The “Moroccan village,” according to the state-owned news agency Maghreb Arab Press, displays attractions, shows, culinary stands, crafts, traditional products, art exhibitions, and conferences. The village is open October 4-7, promoting Moroccan culture and heritage.

      The village’s purpose is to present Morocco’s highlights to increase understanding and exchanges between the countries. The initiative also aims to attract investors through presentations on Morocco’s advancement and innovation in various sectors, including renewable energies, real estate, agriculture, and sustainable development.

      The “Moroccan Village” is open to the public with free access. Orlando is known for being a popular tourist destination in the US and has the highest concentration of Moroccan residents in the US with around 35,000 Moroccans.

      The initiative comes from Bahia Benkhar, president of “Musk Strategies,” with the support of the Moroccan community in the US and the Moroccan embassy.

      Institutional actors such as “La Maison de l’Artisan,” the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, and the OCP Group also actively participated in the organization of the event. The Royal Air Maroc and Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane in Morocco, as well as the University of Central Florida were also involved in the project.”

  5. DAILY MAIL -Armed police lockdown quiet street to arrest suspects after Mercedes mows down officer in ‘DELIBERATE hit-and-run’ causing ‘serious head injuries’

    Armed officers surrounded a Leicester home and arrested two men this morning
    In video, one man approaches police with arms up before being put in handcuffs
    Comes after policeman was mown down in street by white Mercedes at 4.30am

    […]Iqbal Valli, a committee member at the All-Masjid & Madrasah Al-Furqan mosque, said the suspects were regular worshippers

  6. THREE Met Police officers ASSAULTED in knife attack in Islington (express, Oct 7, 2018)

    “THREE Metropolitan Police officers have been brutally attacked with a knife, all receiving wounds, after being called out to a fight on Liverpool Road in Islington last night.

    Three men have been arrested in the incident.

    Police were called at 10.43pm last night to report of fighting at a residential address.

    A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended and were met with hostility.

    “Three officers sustained knife wounds.

    “It is not believed that any of the injuries are life threatening.”

    One of the arrested men was taken to a north London police station, where he remains.

    The second was taken to a central London hospital for treatment.

    There are no further details on his injuries at this time…”

  7. CNN has clashed with Péter Szijjártó, foreign minister to Hungary’s conservative-populist leader Viktor Orbán, on topics including multiculturalism, mass migration, and George Soros, over a wide-ranging interview.

    Christiane Amanpour, the left-liberal network’s British-Iranian chief international anchor, introduced the segment by referring to the Hungarian government’s alleged “clampdown on democratic institutions” and “draconian” immigration controls — characterisations which the Hungarians reject.

    “Your prime minister, Prime Minister Orbán, has repeatedly said that his main aim is to preserve, quote, ‘Christian Hungary’, and you’ve said ‘We don’t accept that multiculturalism is a value by itself’,” Amanpour said to Szijjártó, apparently horrified.

    “It’s weird, that kind of language, isn’t it? It’s very out of step with the world,” she asserted.

    “No, it’s honest,” the Hungarian responded matter of factly.

    “It’s honest? OK, it’s honest from your perspective,” Amanpour pressed on. “But what are you saying? That anything other than white Christians into your country are not accepted?”

    “No, no-one said, that,” Szijjártó replied.

    “Yeah, yeah, yeah, excuse me,” Amanpour interrupted immediately, glancing down at her notes.

    “Your prime minister did say it: a Christian Hungary; preserve a Christian Hungary,” she repeated triumphantly — failing to acknowledge that the injection of the word “white” seemed to have been her own editorialisation.

    “We have been a Christian country for a millennium, and I don’t really understand why is it bad news that we don’t want to change that,” the Hungarian answered, seemingly unperturbed.

    “I don’t understand why is it bad, or why is it unacceptable that we would like to stick to our history, to our culture, to our heritage, to our religion… We never judged other countries which had different policies; we never judged countries who said that multiculturalism is more valuable than a homogeneous society, for example… please, let’s leave it to [Hungary] to make a decision [about] whether we think multiculturalism is more valuable than a homogeneous society, ” he added.

    “I understand we don’t agree, but I respect that you have a different position… But I expect the same, so please, let’s leave it to a sovereign decision of a nation how it would like to continue its life in its own country… Yes, we think that a country sticking to its heritage, its culture, its religion, is as valuable as another one which thinks that multiculturalism is better than that.”

    Amanpour also attempted to take Szijjártó to task on the subject of the migrant crisis, in which the Hungarians led the counter-charge against German leader Angela Merkel’s now partially abandoned come one, come all policy by constructing border barriers which have cut illegal migration by over 99 percent, and by refusing to accept EU-imposed migrant redistribution quotas.

    The CNN anchor took particular umbrage with Viktor Orbán’s characterisation of illegal migrants as “invaders” and potential terrorists, but his foreign minister stood by it.

    “They violate your border, they disrespect any kinds of regulations, they are not ready to co-operate with your local authorities, they attack your police, they cause injuries to your police,” he said, rejecting Amanpour’s description of the migrants as “war refugees and others who have come in fear for their lives”.

    “There were 400,000 illegal migrants marching through our country [in 2015], disrespecting our country, disrespecting our rules and regulations, disrespecting the way we live, occupying open and public areas… These people came through at least four or five safe countries until they reached Hungary, and then they violated our border,” he said.

    “What is the legal or moral grounds for anyone to violate the border between two peaceful countries? These people came through Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey — all peaceful and safe countries,” he continued.

    “It’s not a fundamental human right that you wake up in the morning, you pick a country you would like to live in, like Germany or Sweden, and to get there you violate a series of borders. This is not the way it should work out,” he insisted.

    Amanpour also issued a series of rapid-fire criticisms of the Hungarian government on a range of other topics, including its disagreements with billionaire financier George Soros, an atheist open borders campaigner or Jewish heritage, and the new ‘Stop Soros’ laws aimed at punishing individuals and organisations which aid and abet illegal migration.

    Szijjártó rejected any suggestion that the Hungarian government’s “very serious” issues with Soros had anything to do with his religious background — indeed, he claimed the Jewish community in Hungary was undergoing a “renaissance in its cultural life” under Prime Minister Orbán — and instead insisted that their disagreements with the plutocrat hinged upon his push for a “post-national, post-Christian” Europe with immigration running at a million a year.

    He also rejected the CNN anchor’s description of the ‘Stop Soros’ laws as “kind of shocking, on a basic human level, [punishing] ordinary activists, civilians, lawyers, who want to help some of these poor people who are fleeing in danger of their lives”.

    “People who criticise Hungary on such issues, I always ask, ‘Man, have you read what you are speaking about?’”, the Hungarian replied, insisting that the law was not intended to punish people who simply try to “help” asylum seekers, but only those who promote “illegal opportunities” for people to violate Hungary’s borders and abuse the asylum system — suggesting that such activities are also illegal in the United States.

    Finally, the pair clashed on the subject of Hungary’s status as a so-called ‘illiberal democracy’ — a pejorative term which Hungary’s government has chosen to embrace.

    “That sends chills through the hearts of many people who believe there’s either democracy or autocracy,” Amanpour began, somewhat dramatically. “What is ‘illiberal democracy’ and why is it a good thing?”

    “Thank you very much for asking, because I can explain what [Orbán] said, because it’s been mischaracterised,” Szijjártó smiled.

    “We are faced with a phenomenon that when it is not the liberals who win an election, then it is immediately considered as not a democracy,” he explained — using ‘liberals’ in the generic sense of left-wingers, as the term is often used in America.

    “I give you one example: we won the latest elections in April, for the third time, with a constitutional majority… hundreds of thousands votes we have more than all other parties in parliament together.

    “So what was the reaction of European Union, for example? That the Hungarian people are not smart enough to make a decision about their own future… immediately after it’s not the mainstream liberals who win, then it’s considered immediately as not a democracy,” he said.

    “So what is ‘illiberal’?” Amanpour asked again, apparently wrongfooted by this explanation.

    “It is a democracy when it is not the liberal parties who win,” the Hungarian laughed.

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    President Trump speaks to Jeanine Pirro after Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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