Contributor’s Links post for March 9, 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.

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

96 Replies to “Contributor’s Links post for March 9, 2019”

  1. Nick Sandmann’s attorney reveals lawsuit against CNN

    Attorney L. Lin Wood tells Mark Levin that CNN is waging a war against the president.

  2. LONDON BLOODBATH: Teen fighting for life after bus stabbing in North Finchley (express, Mar 9, 2019)

    “A TEENAGE boy is fighting for his life after being stabbed on a bus in North Finchley, London.

    The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital via air ambulance after being stabbed in the chest while on a bus in the North London suburb. The attack, which happened at 4.40pm today, makes the lad the 17th knife crime victim in 19 days. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “At 16.41hrs on Saturday, 9 March, police were called to reports of a stabbing aboard a route 134 bus at Colney Hatch Lane. “At the scene a 19-year-old man had suffered a stab wound to the chest.

    “He was taken to an east London hospital by Air Ambulance where his condition is currently critical.

    “At this early stage there have been no arrests.”

    The attack is the 17th in 19 days, with a disturbing 40 victims having lost their lives due to fatal stabbings in just 60 days…”

    • London stabbing: Man rushed to hospital after knife attack in Westminster (express, Mar 10, 2019)

      “A BRUTAL knife attack caused a man to be rushed to hospital after being stabbed near Regent’s Park in Westminster this evening.

      The Metropolitan Police said they were called to the scene at 9.07pm on Carburton Street. Colleagues from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) treated a male victim in his 30s. The man is currently being treated in hospital but his condition is not believed to be life threatening.

      Cordons have now been lifted and enquiries are ongoing.

      No arrests have been made.

      It comes after a knife attack in North Finchley on Saturday left a 19-year-old male fighting for his life…”

    By Marty Skovlund Jr. | Mar 09, 2019

    The 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment held an awards ceremony on Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, on Friday, March 8 to recognize the achievements and sacrifices of the battalion’s Rangers on their most recent deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. This was the battalion’s 22nd deployment in the war on terror.

    The battalion conducted 198 combat operations during their deployment, which resulted in the kill or capture of approximately 1,900 terrorists, according to remarks made by Maj. Gen. Mark Schwartz during the ceremony. Schwartz is the deputy commanding general of the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). The 75th Ranger Regiment is one of the primary units tasked with conducting counterterrorism missions in Afghanistan against the remnants of Al-Qaeda.

  4. A spokesman for Arnold Schwarzenegger said the former governor and famous movie actor is still pursuing his options to sue oil companies for “first degree murder.”

    “We’ve had consistent meetings with a team of legal experts who focus on environmental law and ways to sue for pollution, so we have continued those meetings and we’ve definitely made progress,” Daniel Ketchell, a Schwarzenegger spokesman, told Axios on Wednesday.

    The statement comes about a year after the moderate Republican governor of California said he hoped to sue fossil fuel companies for contributing to climate change and “killing people” all over the globe.

    “I don’t think there’s any difference: If you walk into a room and you know you’re going to kill someone, it’s first degree murder; I think it’s the same thing with the oil companies,” Schwarzenegger said in March 2018. The famous bodybuilder, who has publicly called on President Donald Trump to do more to promote clean energy, expressed interest in treating fossil fuels like tobacco, forcing them to include a warning label. “The tobacco industry knew for years and years and years and decades, that smoking would kill people, would harm people and create cancer, and were hiding that fact from the people and denied it,” he said.

  5. German Mayor Under Guard After Criminal Migrant Arrested for Killing Young Woman (breitbart, Mar 9, 2019)

    “A mayor in Germany has been put under police protection after receiving threats following the killing of a young woman earlier this week.

    Michael Kissel, mayor of the western city of Worms, had called for calm after the killing of the 21-year-old woman, whose body was found with several stab wounds Wednesday at her parents’ home.

    A 22-year-old Tunisian man she had been in a relationship with was arrested Thursday on suspicion of homicide.

    The suspect’s past conviction for theft and rejected asylum application prompted accusations on social media that authorities aren’t doing enough to deport foreign criminals.

    Friends and relatives of the victim are planning to hold a silent march in the woman’s honour late Saturday.”

    • Michael Kissel, mayor of the western city of Worms, had called for calm after the killing of the 21-year-old woman, whose body was found with several stab wounds Wednesday at her parents’ home.

      A 22-year-old Tunisian man she had been in a relationship with was arrested Thursday on suspicion of homicide.

      It matters not if the victim was a European indigine or even just a Tunisian herself. European women who dally with these savages get savaged. What’s so difficult to anticipate about that outcome?

      Again, if the victim was Tunisian herself, then she, better than most anyone, should have known that being anywhere near a Tunisian man can be a death sentence.

      Why women think that Nafris or Muslims will make good mates—or even just safe one-night-stands for that matter—will remain a Darwinian litmus test right up until the moment Europe voids its bowels of these cretinous parasites.

      Germany should add fewer inassimilable immigrants to the Diet of Worms.

  6. Germany tightens travel advice on Turkey (reuters, Mar 9, 2019)

    “Germany changed its travel advice for visitors to Turkey on Saturday, warning its citizens that they risked arrest for expressing opinions that would be tolerated at home but may not be by Turkish authorities.

    “It cannot be ruled out … that the Turkish government will take further action against representatives of German media and civil society organizations,” an updated Foreign Ministry travel advisory read.

    “Statements, which are covered by the German legal understanding of the freedom of expression, can lead in Turkey to occupational restrictions and criminal proceedings.”

    The advice, which a ministry spokeswoman confirmed was updated on Saturday, noted that several European, including German, journalists had been denied accreditation in Turkey without explanation. In the last two years German nationals have also been increasingly arbitrarily detained, it said.

    Turkish authorities are suspicious about any connections to the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 attempted coup, the ministry said.

    But it added that any holidaymakers who had taken part in meetings abroad of organizations banned in Turkey risked being detained, as did Germans who made, or endorsed, statements on social media critical of the Turkish government.”

  7. Exclusive: Islamic State fighter wants to return to Italy, warns of ‘sleeper cells’ (reuters, Mar 9, 2019)

    “An Islamic State fighter detained in Syria urged Italy on Saturday to let him come home to start a new life, saying he had abandoned the self-styled jihadist “caliphate” after growing disillusioned with its rulers.

    Mounsef al-Mkhayar, a 22-year-old of Moroccan descent who grew up in Italy, spoke to Reuters in his first interview since surrendering to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) two months ago.

    He has been in prison since emerging from Baghouz, a tiny village in eastern Syria where the SDF is poised to wipe out the last vestige of Islamic State rule – which once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.

    Mkhayar gave an account of growing chaos among jihadists on the brink of defeat, and of disputes in the ranks as top commanders fled Syria.

    But he said Islamic State was also planning for the next phase, smuggling out hundreds of men to set up sleeper cells across Iraq and eastern Syria: “They said ‘We must get revenge.’”

    Mkhayar is one of thousands from all over the world who were drawn to the promise of an ultra-radical Sunni Islamist utopia overriding national borders. Kurdish security officials identified him as Italian, and he said he holds Italian citizenship.

    “I wish to return to Italy to my family and friends … for them to accept and help me to live a new life,” said Mkhayar, who walks on crutches after shelling injured his leg. “I just want to get out of this movie, I’m tired.”

    Mkhayar was sentenced to eight years in jail by a Milan court in 2017 for spreading Islamic State propaganda and trying to recruit Italians to its cause, according to Italian media. As a result, he is likely to have to serve this sentence if he does return to Italy.

    Reuters interviewed him at a security office in northern Syria in the presence of an SDF official…”

  8. Casablanca to Host First ‘Africa Sukuk Conference’ on Sharia Bonds (moroccoworldnews, Mar 9, 2019)

    “The Islamic Finance Advisory and Assurance Services (IFAAS) consultancy firm and the Kramer Levin law firm have collaborated to present the inaugural Africa Sukuk Conference on Sharia-compliant bonds.

    The event is scheduled for March 19-20 at Sofitel Hotel in Casablanca.

    The conference will gather potential sukuk issuers, investors, and regulators and aims to facilitate African and international players actively seeking opportunities.

    According to Boubker Ajdir, activities director in Francophone countries of the IFAAS Group, sukuks are funding tools that conform to Islamic finance principles, also called Sharia-compliant bonds. Any entity in search of funding, whether startups or established companies, governments or the private sector, can use sukuks to raise money in the financial market.

    Ajdir told Morocco World News that sukuks use the Islamic financing formats of selling, partnerships, and speculations. In contrast, in traditional banking, funds are used in lending with interest.

    He added, “Sukuks are financial instruments that will enable companies to go through capital markets without going through the banking procedures.”

    Boubker Ajdir related that Islamic banking can play a role in sukuks. Islamic banks will suggest sukus to their clients, as well as facilitating different banking procedures to companies that want to invest in sukuks.

    In a press release, IFAAS Group said that “the event will offer policymakers, professionals and corporate decision-makers from different regions, the opportunity to share experiences from across the growing global market.”

    According to Farrukh Raza, CEO of IFAAS Group, “Interest in Sukuk is growing in Africa, amongst both national and private entities. Many countries have made tremendous progress with the integration of Islamic finance into their national regulatory frameworks.”

    IFAAS Group also mentioned a recent report by the Islamic finance standards-setting body, International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM). The report pointed out that sukuk issuances in Africa reached nearly $22 billion in 2018 and that South Africa and West African states have issued several sovereign sukuk.

    The report said that in October 2018, Morocco joined them with its debut issuance of MAD 1 billion in sukuk.

    Strategic partners for Africa Sukuk Conference include the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector; the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank Group; and Al Akhdar Bank, the Moroccan participatory bank.”

  9. Turkey, Pakistan extend submarine modernization pact (aa, Mar 9, 2019)

    “Turkey and Pakistan have signed an agreement to modernize submarines, it was announced Friday.

    Turkey’s defense technology company STM and Pakistan’s Ministry of Defense Production signed the agreement to expand capabilities of Pakistan’s Agosta 90B submarines.

    The bid for the submarine modernization tender was won by STM in June 2016 against the submarines’ French manufacturers.

    Pakistan’s ministry has found STM technically and commercially superior, the Turkish firm said in a statement.

    Within the scope of the agreement, the STM will modernize four submarines.

    STM also tweeted on Friday: “Capabilities of Pakistan Agosta90B submarines to be enhanced by the main contractor STM through an amendment signed on March 8.”

    STM was established in 1991 for providing technical support and consultancy to the Turkish Armed Forces and Presidency of Defense Industries.”

  10. Two people stabbed at Milan train station (ansa, Mar 8, 2019)

    “A 33-year-old Libyan national was arrested by Carabinieri police on Friday after allegedly stabbing and injuring two passers-by at Milan’s central station, sources said.

    The injured people are a 31-year-old Ivorian and a 20-year-old Gambian. The attack is not thought to be terrorism-related, the sources said.”

  11. CNN – Yellow Vest protesters fan flames of anti-Semitism in France

    Recent weeks have seen black swastikas scrawled across portraits of Auschwitz survivor, Simone Veil; 96 tombs at a Jewish cemetery defaced in eastern France; and the words, “Dirty Zionist sh*t!”, hurled in anger at French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut by a man wearing a fluorescent yellow vest.

    These are but a few of the anti-Semitic attacks that have blighted the country in recent months. Home to Europe’s largest Jewish community, France has seen a 74% rise in anti-Semitic incidents over the past year, according to French authorities. French President Emmanuel Macron has gone as far as to say that anti-Semitism is at its worst levels in France and in other parts of Europe since World War II.

    Studies have shown anti-Semitism is rising sharply across Europe but this violent resurgence in France has triggered some deep soul-searching with many asking: what’s behind it? Why now? Some have questioned the Yellow Vest movement and whether its radical fringe is partly to blame for the sudden uptick.

    “Anti-Semitism was going strong before the yellow vests, but it’s even stronger today thanks to some of them,” the head of the French Council of Jewish Institutions, Francis Kalifat, said last month.

    “Gilets Jaunes, Colere Noir” is a popular slogan among the leaderless movement, meaning “Yellow Vests, Black Rage.” For almost four months it’s this rage that has poured out along the Champs Elysees, shattering shop windows, leaving police officers wounded and symbolically knocking the Marianne, a national figure who embodies the French Republic, off her perch.

    Vitriol previously expressed in anonymous tweets has materialized in large letters plastered across the Arc de Triomphe monument for all to see. Offensive mutterings that were confined to the home have been amplified and have now taken center stage, as protesters scream their lungs out on live television. France has seen an unprecedented public expression of hate, where nothing now seems to be off-limits.

    The Yellow Vests are not an anti-Semitic movement per se but in a climate where every voice is considered legitimate, anti-Jewish sentiment has found a prominent platform. Thierry-Paul Valette, a spokesman for the Yellow Vests, rejects the accusation that the movement has empowered hate speech. “We didn’t fuel anti-Semitism or hate, we simply put a mirror up to society,” Valette says.

    “Yes, there are racists, homophobes and anti-Semites in our ranks but that’s only a reflection of the French population as a whole.”

    Nazi salute in reverse

    France has a chequered and painful past with anti-Semitism. Even before the Nazi collaboration of the Vichy regime there was the Dreyfus affair, the case of a Jewish army captain who was wrongly accused of spying for Germany: a miscarriage of justice rooted in blatant anti-Semitism that divided France at the end of the 19th century.

    And since the 1990s, a virulent left-wing anti-Semitism has flared up, mirroring the peaks and troughs of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And on the right, nationalist anti-Semitism has been embodied by Jean-Marie Le Pen, a convicted Holocaust denier and founder of the National Front.

    There’s no doubt that the far-left and right have been a part of the Yellow Vest movement.

    Pictures and videos of demonstrators performing the “quenelle,” a downward pointing gesture believed by some to be a Nazi salute in reverse, have emerged online.

    The quenelle was invented by French stand-up comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a controversial entertainer who’s been spotted at Yellow Vest protests alongside Jean-Marie Le Pen’s former speech writer, Alain Soral.

    Both men have been convicted of anti-Semitism several times. Dieudonne has been charged with “inciting hatred” due to “homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic” comments made during one of his performances in Belgium, and has several convictions in France for making anti-Semitic comments. Soral has also been charged with inciting hatred of Jews because of an anti-Semitic article he posted on his website.

    Dieudonne and Soral regularly appear on their YouTube channels donning Yellow Vests and encouraging their followers — who are in the hundreds of thousands — to overthrow “bankers” and “Zionist powers.”

    Alain Finkielkraut, whose Polish-Jewish father survived deportation to Auschwitz, told the French press he sees the influence of both Dieudonne and Soral in the rise of anti-Semitism. “We mustn’t underestimate their influence. Their dream is to unify a multi-cultural France behind a hatred of the Jews,” he said.

    Finkielkraut, was a strong supporter of the Yellow Vest movement when it started, although he now believes the protest is “grotesque” and should stop because “the violence and hatred have gone too far.”

    Over the past 15 years Rabbi Nissim Sultan has lost a significant part of his congregation in Grenoble because of anti-Semitism. He says the rise in conspiracy theories has played a huge part: “There’s increasing distrust. With globalization and the fight between social classes, old stereotypes have returned,” Sultan said. “It’s during times of unrest that people look for a scapegoat so here we are again because we’re a familiar figure to blame.”
    Minority tars Yellow Vest movement

    Conspiracy theories are popular with the Yellow Vests. Their distrust of the mainstream media has pushed many of them into social media echo chambers. Videos about the Rothschilds, the famous Jewish banking dynasty, have been widely circulated on Yellow Vest Facebook pages.

    A study conducted by the Fondation Jean Jaures shows 31% of people who identify as Yellow Vest supporters believe the US government was involved in 9/11 and a whopping 50% of those who participated in a Yellow Vest protest said they believed in a “global Zionist conspiracy.”

    Historian Pierre Birnbaum says the whole movement shouldn’t be tarred with the same brush but he sees a crossover between the Yellow Vest ideology and anti-Semitism. “It’s a movement against the elite, against globalization, against banks,” he said. “All of this relies on the same stereotypical elements to do with money which can awaken a feeling of anti-Semitism.”

    In the wake of these anti-Jewish attacks President Emmanuel Macron announced a crackdown on the “scourge” of anti-Semitism and said a draft law would be presented to parliament in May aimed at tackling online hate speech. “Anti-Zionism is one of the modern forms of anti-Semitism,” Macron declared controversially, adding that in response, France will adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism.

    A handful of senior Yellow Vests have publicly denounced anti-Semitism within the movement and several also took part in what the organizers estimated was a 20,000-strong demonstration against anti-Semitism last month. But in a movement with no clear organization or cohesion, there is yet to be a collective disavowing of anti-Semitism, with many of the self-proclaimed leaders remaining silent.

    Yellow Vest turnout has been dwindling and the movement’s wider support has waned significantly. But Friday will mark the beginning of a three-day sit-in held in Paris, climaxing with a large protest on the weekend of March 16/17 to mark four months since the movement began. Some worry that the moderate majority may be once again overshadowed by a radical and dangerous minority.

    • europravda – French yellow vest movement shows signs of weakening

      “….Macron’s popularity is rising…. ” 🙂 🙂 🙂

  12. Judge Jeanine: The joke’s on you, Speaker Pelosi

    By appeasing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s behavior, Nancy Pelosi is setting Democrats up for electoral defeat

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