Contributor’s links for Aug. 6, 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 must use it while we can.

About Eeyore

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

115 Replies to “Contributor’s links for Aug. 6, 2019”

  1. “French boy thrown from museum’s 10th floor during family trip to London” by CNN Wire – August 6, 2019


    The man who threw the boy was sentenced to 19 years in prison in June. Aranda told police he had come to the mall a day earlier intending to kill an adult, but that did not “work out,” according to the complaint. So he returned and apparently chose the boy instead.

    “Teenager who threw boy, six, from Tate modern blamed social services” mogul news en –


    A youth believed to have carried out the crime was pinned to the ground by visitors to the London art gallery. A boy of 17 was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

    Last night it was reported that when asked why he had thrown the boy over the railing, the suspect had responded that it was the fault of social services.

    The witness added that a bystander then punched the suspect in the face before he was led to a toilet for his own protection.

    Scotland Yard says there is nothing to suggest that the suspect knew the victim, who was flown to hospital by air ambulance.

    An Italian, who gave her name as Adelaide, tweeted: ‘A girl was with her son in her arms on the terrace of Tate Modern, a stranger approached and threw the child down.’

    She said the youngster had been ‘ripped from his mother’s hands’ and the gallery was immediately put into lockdown. Entrances and exits were closed, leaving thousands trapped while paramedics treated the child.

    Nancy Barnfield said she and her two young sons were stalked on the viewing platform by a stranger only seconds before the horrifying incident. The 47-year-old from Rochdale was so alarmed that she warned her children to avoid him. ‘He followed us around everywhere,’ she said.

    ‘I told my kids to stay away from that man, it went on for ages. He looked about 19 to 21 years old, acting so weird.

    ‘He had his hands behind his back the whole time, his back to the wall, just watching people. We walked away from him then immediately when he was out of sight a woman was screaming “My son, my son” and people were grabbing him.’

    Mrs Barnfield said the hysterical mother ran to the lift to try to find her son below. She described her as around 35 and speaking with an Italian accent.

    She said the suspect was tall, white and bearded and became…

  2. Authorities confirm bubonic plague in fleas found in Denver suburb
    CBS 4 Denver August 5, 2019

    [Ed. – The fleas are infecting a prairie dog colony, which may interest people’s dogs with regrettable consequences. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; I know, right?]

    Plague Forces Cancellation Of Fireworks Show At Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Tri-County Health Department confirms plague-infected fleas have been infecting and killing prairie dogs at numerous areas in Commerce City. The plague has forced the cancellation of the rescheduled 4th of July fireworks show for the city.

  3. Hamas, Islamic Jihad: “The Circle of Fire is Expanding”

    by Khaled Abu Toameh
    August 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

    As Egypt, the United Nations and other parties are pursuing their efforts to prevent an all-out military confrontation in the Gaza Strip, Hamas and its allies are forging ahead in their development of various types of weapons with which to attack Israel.

    The Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad, the second largest armed group in the Gaza Strip after Hamas, recently revealed how it has managed to upgrade the rocket launchers that are being used to attack Israel.

    According to the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, Al-Quds Brigades, it began developing its rocket launchers in 2007, when Hamas violently seized control of the Gaza Strip after overthrowing the regime of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

    Twelve years seems like a good time to take stock. What are the achievements of Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip? They boast about three: improving military capabilities, smuggling weapons and investing millions of dollars in constructing terror tunnels. Iran’s money goes to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad war machine — nothing else. Not hospitals, not schools, and not jobs for unemployed Palestinians.

    • I think we have had two systemic failures in the country. First is the destruction of the family. In so many instances of mass shooters by young males, where was the family? Did the sister in the Ohio shooting not know her brother was nuts? What did she do about it? In the case of the Parkland shooting the Aunt called the FBI and the local sheriffs office. Nothing was done. Should she have gone over and tried to take the guns away? Maybe.
      The second failure is our gov’t. How many times have they failed us? The Boston bombing, Parkland shooting and San Bernadino shooting the gov’t was made aware a number of times that the shooters were dangerous. In the case of the San Bernadino shooting her paperwork was so out of whack that she actually recorded an address that didn’t exist. They not only did nothing but were complicit in the deaths that followed.
      In the case of the Sandy Hook shooter the mother was trying to get her son committed but came up against the State. I know first hand how difficult it is to get someone committed even for observation as my cousin literally had to attack his mother before they could get him committed.
      So, before we talk about “common sense” gun control , let us talk about the family and the gov’ts failure. The gov’t cannot solve this problem. They, the gov’t, have made that clear to me.

  4. India: Caste Discrimination Remains, Despite Liberal Laws

    by Jagdish N. Singh
    August 6, 2019 at 4:00 am

    To combat the evils of an age-old caste system — a form of hierarchical oppression enabling people born to upper-caste groups to discriminate against members of lower castes, particularly “untouchables” (Dalits) — the founding fathers of the democratic Republic of India, established in 1950, adopted a Constitution that guarantees all citizens equality before the law.

    Articles 15 and 16 of the Indian Constitution forbid discrimination “against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them… No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them, be subject to any disability, liability, restriction or condition…”

    Article 17 is even more specific:

  5. Echoes of the Muslim Brotherhood “Arab Spring” in Post-Bashir Sudan

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Post-Bashir Sudan is being proclaimed a new “Arab Spring” by many who failed to grasp the meaning of the first. And just as occurred the first time, the failure to distinguish among interests and actors is hindering understanding of the movement.

    Omar Bashir was working to normalize relations between Sudan and Israel, but was forced to abdicate after failing to secure funding even from his erstwhile supporter, Qatar. Bashir craved stability and likely hoped to reap Israeli investments and green technology. After years of genocide and corruption (including Bashir’s own theft of
    $9 billion), however, he is now facing assorted charges.

    Could Bashir’s openness to relations with Jerusalem have contributed to his former backers‘ loss of confidence? Was his fall from grace an inevitable result of growing public discontent – or was the movement pushed over the edge by an ongoing, internal battle for control between the Janjaweed and the more hardcore Islamists? Bashir’s recent downgrading of violent rhetoric and attempts to satisfy at least some international benchmarks perhaps reveals an awareness that he could not count on his former political backers.

  6. Moroccan Police Arrest Teacher For Incitement to Terrorism

    Judicial police arrested a primary school teacher for incitement to terrorism against Belgian tourists.

    Rabat – The National Judicial Police, in coordination with the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), arrested a primary school teacher on August 5 for his alleged involvement in a case of glorification and incitement to terrorist acts.

    According to a statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), the teacher (26 years) was arrested in Ksar El Kebir (99 kilometers south of Tangier).

    The suspect commented on a post about a Facebook video. In his comment, he encouraged people to “cut the heads off” a group of Belgian female tourists.

    The post said, “they should have respected the region’s traditions and Morocco’s Islamic identity.” “They should have been covered; this job is for men and what they did was pure provocation,” added the post.

    The teacher commented saying, “you are right! Their heads should be cut off so that no one else dares to challenge the teachings of our religion.”

    The post was published on a Facebook group of 500,000 members, most of whom are teachers.

    The targeted Belgian tourists were in a video going viral on social media. They were part of a group volunteering to fix a road in poor condition in the region of Taroudant.

    While their initiative attracted the sympathy of the village residents and the majority of Internet users, others were unhappy with the “girls’ outfits.”

    According to the statement, the investigation resulted in the seizure of a laptop and mobile phone that the suspect allegedly used to post his comment.

    The suspect was taken into custody under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office specializing in terrorism cases, in order to determine the circumstances and motives of the case, concludes the statement.

  7. Morocco’s Royal Navy Rescues 424 Irregular Migrants in Mediterranian (mwn, Aug 6, 2019)

    “Members of the royal navy rescued 424 irregular migrants in the Mediterranean on the night of Sunday, August 4, through to Monday morning.

    Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that, according to military sources, most of the irregular migrants are sub-Saharans.

    The list of the rescued migrants includes 53 women and 16 minors. The migrants were on board several damaged makeshift inflatable boats.

    The Coastguard provided the rescued migrants with first aid before they transferred them to various ports across Morocco.

    The operation comes after royal navy members rescued 63 sub-Saharan migrants from a damaged ship off the north-eastern coastline of Morocco on August 4.

    Recently, Morocco has been facing more pressure from irregular migration, urging the government to intensify its efforts against irregular migration attempts…”

  8. “Joaquin Castro Posts Names, Employers Of Trump Donors”
    by Peter Hanson – August 6, 2019

    Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro Tweeted Personal Information of Private Citizens who donated to Trump!
    Who’s with me?
    Let’s Get this to the Top! They want to bury it!”
    Terrence K. Williams – August 6, 2019 – Twitter

  9. ‘To the hands of aid workers’: Yemenis accuse aid agencies of widespread corruption (mee, Aug 6, 2019)

    “As an investigation into alleged corruption among UN aid workers in Yemen makes headlines, Yemenis say they were not surprised in the slightest and believe aid agency corruption is now commonplace in the country.

    On Monday, the Associated Press reported that more than a dozen UN employees have been accused of benefiting from the billions of aid dollars meant to be serving Yemenis.

    World Health Organisation (WHO) auditors are reportedly investigating allegations that employees hired unqualified staff for high-paying roles, fast-tracked dozens of dodgy contracts and ended up with millions in their bank accounts while donated medicine and fuel went missing.

    The chief of WHO’s office in Sanaa is alleged to have hired a university student and a former intern for well-paid posts, but their only actual duty was to care for his dog.

    The breadth of alleged corruption described in the report is breathtaking for a country where 80 percent of the population requires some form of humanitarian assistance.

    But Yemenis told Middle East Eye that they believe the allegations are only a snapshot of widespread corruption among those who are meant to be helping their country, aided by combatants on all sides…”

  10. Turkish court prohibits 136 websites: monitor (reuters, Aug 6, 2019)

    “A Turkish court has banned 136 websites and social media accounts mainly belonging to organizations and people critical of President Tayyip Erdogan’s government, a monitoring group said on Tuesday, fuelling criticism of state censorship.

    Bianet, a foreign-supported group focused on rights, said its site was among those affected by the July 16 ruling which it said it became aware of by “coincidence.” Others included critical news websites and pro-Kurdish social media accounts.

    Reuters could not independently verify the ruling, which was published online by Bianet, and neither court nor government officials could be immediately reached for comment.

    It was unclear when the ban, which cited national security concerns, was meant to take effect.

    Turkish-based internet users could access some of the sites on the list, but at least five appeared blocked.

    Critics say Erdogan has undermined democracy and human rights in Turkey, but the government denies that, saying it has acted justifiably against threats from militants at home and abroad, including a 2016 coup attempt.”

  11. Turkish jets ‘neutralize’ 14 PKK terrorists in N Iraq (hdn, Aug 6, 2019)

    “Turkish fighter jets neutralized 14 PKK terrorists during a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said.

    Airstrikes were carried out in the Metina and Gara regions as part of the ongoing Operation Claw, the ministry said on Twitter.

    Turkish authorities often use the term “neutralized” in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

    On May 27, Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq.

    On July 13, Turkey launched Operation Claw-2 as a follow-up on the successfully ongoing Claw-1, which revealed new information on terrorist activities, according to the ministry.

    In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.”

  12. Another German citizen arrested in Turkey for political reasons: German media (DW, Aug 6, 2019)

    “A man has reportedly been arrested in Turkey for posts he shared on Facebook. A series of arrests of German citizens in recent years has strained relations between the two countries.

    Another German citizen was arrested in Turkey on charges of spreading propaganda, several news outlets reported on Tuesday.

    According to reports from German public broadcasters NDR, WDR and newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, 36-year-old Osman B. from Hesse was arrested nine days ago while trying to enter the country.

    He faces several years in prison on charges of spreading “terror propaganda” through his Facebook page…”

  13. UK: Mini-golf course installed in Rochester cathedral’s medieval nave

    A mini-golf course installed in Rochester Cathedral’s medieval nave is helping to bridge the gap between the church and young people in the community, the Dean of Rochester said on Tuesday.

    The bridge-themed golf course, designed and funded by Rochester Bridge Trust, features models of famous bridges from all around Kent and the UK. In keeping with the theme, the church reportedly aims to encourage people to reflect on the bridges they need to build in their personal lives, while the trust’s aim is more literal – they want young people to consider a future as civil engineers.

    The Dean of Rochester, Philip Hesketh, explained that the pairing of church and sport has not come without its critics, with some taking to social media to criticise the project.

    “There have been some people who have been a bit upset by it, but, you know, that’s inevitable really,” he said, adding that he considered the project to be a success which has received positive feedback from the community.

    “Over 300 young people and their families [come to the event] every day, and they’re loving it, and they’re engaging with this fantastic building, which they would never come into otherwise, asking questions, saying prayers, it’s brilliant,” he said.

    The event will run throughout the entirety of August.

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