Contributor’s Links post for February 9th, 2019

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Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We muse use it while we can.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

94 Replies to “Contributor’s Links post for February 9th, 2019”

  1. US airstrikes in Somalia kill 15 al-Shabaab militants (aa, Feb 9, 2019)

    “At least 15 al-Shabaab militants were killed in separate U.S. airstrikes in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said Friday.

    The airstrikes were conducted over the past 48 hours against the al-Qaeda linked group’s positions in Gendershe village and Bariire town, it said in a statement.

    It said the first airstrike took place on Feb. 6 in Gendershe, killing 11 militants, while the second airstrike on Feb. 7 in Bariire killed four militants.

    The statement added that the airstrike on Bariire came after the Somali National Army was attacked by al-Shabaab militants as they conducted an operation to disrupt the group’s efforts to illegally tax and intimidate civilians in the area.

    Adow Mohamed, a Somali National Army captain in the Lower Shabelle region, confirmed the airstrikes to Anadolu Agency by phone.

    The airstrikes were the latest by the U.S. over the past eight days, which have killed at least 50 al-Shabaab militants.”

  2. Swedish Migration Agency employee asked asylum seeker for bribe ‘as a joke’ (thelocal, Feb 8, 2019)

    “An employee at the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) is being investigated by the agency on suspicion of bribery.

    The employee allegedly asked an asylum seeker for payment in order to be assigned a caseworker at the agency, SVT Småland reported.

    “There is no caseworker. If you give me 100,000 kronor I’ll make sure to give you a caseworker,” the staff member reportedly wrote in an email.

    The employee has said the email was written as part of a joke with a colleague and was sent by mistake. But the asylum seeker reported the email to the Migration Agency, which opened an internal investigation into the incident.

    “I think we have taken responsibility on the issue. This behaviour is completely contrary to our values,” a manager at the agency told SVT.

    The internal investigation concluded that the email was inappropriate, but noted that it was difficult to prove the intent behind the action, partly because the message didn’t include any contact information.

    The incident has now been passed on to the staff disciplinary board, while the employee has continued to work in the same role.”

  3. Chadian army captures hundreds of rebels after French airstrikes (DW, Feb 9, 2019)

    “French and Chadian airstrikes have allowed the Chadian army to take some 250 rebels into custody. The rebel group had been making its way into Chad from Libya in a convoy of about 50 vehicles.

    The Chadian military on Saturday said it had captured more than 250 rebels, including some top leaders, after an operation against a convoy of militants trying to cross into the country from Libya in late January.

    The army said in a statement that it had captured the rebels from the Union of Forces of Resistance (UFR), a Libya-based rebel coalition that is trying to topple President Idriss Deby, and destroyed more than 40 of their vehicles.

    The rebels had driven about 50 pickup trucks more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) into Chadian territory without any significant obstacles before facing several days of French and Chadian airstrikes.

    French assistance

    France’s military said on Wednesday that its warplanes had destroyed about 20 pickup trucks after a request from Deby for support.

    Deby on Thursday confirmed that the column of rebels had been “destroyed” in a series of strikes carried out by French warplanes.

    France sees Deby, who came to power in a 1990 coup, as key to a wider regional fight against Islamist militants. Human rights activists say he has cracked down on dissent.

    The UFR rebel group said it had suffered “damage” after the French strikes, according to its member Mahamat Doki Warou, while another source from the group told the AFP news agency that 10 fighters had been killed.

    Chad is home to more than 200 ethnic groups and has suffered repeated coups and crises since it gained independence from France in 1960…”

  4. Germany turning away more Yazidi refugees (DW, Feb 9, 2019)

    “Germany is taking in fewer and fewer Yazidi refugees, according to a German newspaper report. The religious minority was terrorized by the “Islamic State” during the militant group’s campaign in Iraq and Syria.

    Germany approved about 60 percent of Yazidi asylum applications in 2018, the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung newspaper reported on Saturday.

    That amounts to about 5,350 refugees — a significant drop from the previous year, when 85 percent of Yazidi asylum-seekers, most of them from Iraq, made successful claims.

    The figures from the Foreign Ministry were provided in response to an official request from the Left party…”

  5. Muslim One Nation candidate reveals she STILL ‘respects’ Sharia law but says it will never happen in Australia (dailymail, Feb 10, 2019)

    “Muslim One Nation candidate Emma Eros has said she ‘respects Sharia law’, but says it could never work in Australia.

    Ms Eros, a plumber running for the seat of Hornsby in Sydney’s north shore in the upcoming state election, told the panel on Outsiders she respected the laws of other countries, and simply wanted to see that attitude reciprocated.

    ‘Sharia law is a very complex issue,’ she said.

    ‘I respect what other countries want to have as a law in their country. As far as I’m concerned we don’t have Sharia law in this country, not now not ever.

    ‘I respect what you have over there I expect the same when you come over here.’

    Ms Eros, who is a young mother and grandmother, has long been outspoken about her faith, and made headlines in 2017 for questioning right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his beliefs about Islam.

    She says she has been attacked by more conservative Muslim people for her decision to run as a candidate for One Nation – a party that wants to see surveillance cameras in every mosque and decline Muslim politicians the right to be sworn in under the Quran.

    Ms Eros says she is not bothered by the criticism, and believes she is doing the right thing for her country by aligning herself with Pauline Hanson.

    ‘We can’t win them all, part of the reason I am speaking out is because of extremist thinkers out there,’ she said.

    ‘They don’t represent people like myself. They can attack all they like sticks and stones as far as I’m concerned.

    ‘This is Australia, this is my country and I absolutely love it and I want to protect it.’

    Ms Eros told the Outsiders panel Ms Hanson is ‘one of the most amazing women she has ever spoken to’.

    ‘She absolutely loves this country and I think people have a different understanding of what she represents and they forget that she is representing the people of Australia,’ she said.

    While Ms Eros and Ms Hanson may have some issues to work out regarding the Queenslander’s policies on Islam in Australia, they do agree on one thing.

    Ms Eros said she firmly believes in banning the burqa, claiming the headscarf has ‘no place in Australia’.

    ‘You have to take a helmet and balaclavas why isn’t it the same,’ she asked.

    She said the right-wing party did not want to ‘ban’ Muslim people from entering Australia despite One Nation’s official policy being to impose an America-style travel ban.

    The Trump administration banned immigrants from entering the US from countries that are ‘known sources of radicalism’.

    ‘One Nation isn’t saying ban Muslim people. It doesn’t want trouble makers… like in Melbourne with the African crime gangs,’ she said.

    ‘We don’t have successful integration, it isn’t working.

    ‘It’s not like the migration in the 1960s when people worked with their blood sweat and tears.

    ‘They are not coming here and doing that, and unfortunately the taxpayer is paying for all this.'”

  6. Jeremy Corbyn wanted ‘unrestricted immigration’ when he first arrived as a new MP at Westminster in 1953 and believed anyone who disagreed with him was racist, book reveals (dailymail, Feb 10, 2019)

    “Dressed in a dirty jacket and creased trousers, Jeremy Corbyn arrived in Westminster as a new MP in the summer of 1983.

    He immediately told friends that Parliament was ‘a waste of time’ with no relevance to his Islington constituents, especially the immigrant communities.

    To meet them, he set up offices in the Red Rose Centre in Holloway where his door was always open to a tide of human misery: Cypriots, Jamaicans, Indians, Pakistanis, South Africans, South Americans, Somalis, West Saharans and Kurds all sought his help.

    The procession of petitioners reinforced his conviction that Britain should allow unrestricted immigration – and offer the world’s destitute an open invitation to share our wealth.

    In his opinion, all immigrant communities were victims of white imperialists, and the British state owed them a financial obligation. Anyone who disagreed was racist.

    Four years later Corbyn was back in Westminster for another first day of the new Parliament.

    To celebrate a new era, Britain’s first three black MPs – all Labour – marched into the Commons chamber together.

    Paul Boateng, Diane Abbott and Bernie Grant, together with the Asian Keith Vaz, each dressed in their parents’ national costumes, created an unprecedented spectacle as they walked towards the Speaker to take the oath.

    Acting as part-supplicant and part-valet, Corbyn walked immediately behind, pleased to have a place as the honorary white man for the black caucus.

    ‘Look at Jeremy,’ said Brian Wilson, a new Scottish MP, to George Galloway, who had also been newly elected. ‘He would black up if he could.’”

  7. CBC- 2 Canadian women surrender to U.S.-backed forces in Syria

    Two Canadian women with children have surrendered to U.S.-backed forces in an ISIS-held area of Syria.

    The women, whose identities haven’t been confirmed by CBC News, have spoken to a Canadian non-profit organization and U.S. media in recent days.

  8. CBC – Victims’ families in Quebec mosque shooting ‘astonished’ by shooter’s sentence

    Alexandre Bissonnette, who pleaded guilty to killing six men at a Quebec City mosque two years ago, will serve an automatic life sentence and be allowed to go before the Parole Board of Canada after serving 40 years.

    Victims and their families say they’re flabbergasted and extremely disappointed by the judge’s parole decision.

  9. NCCM Reps. comment on the divisive politics emerging in Quebec

    February 7, 2019 | NCCM Board Member Stephen Brown and NCCM spokesperson Razia Hamidi speak with CityNews Montreal about the new Quebec government’s anti-hijab statements and proposal to prohibit certain public servants from wearing religious attire.

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