Contributor’s links for Aug. 27, 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.

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101 Replies to “Contributor’s links for Aug. 27, 2019”

  1. New Information on the Video Camera Outside Jeffrey Epstein’s Prison Cell

    Investigators are now saying that the camera outside Jeffrey Epstein’s prison cell has no usable footage on it from the time that the accused pedophile committed suicide.

    The camera in question was focused on the hallway outside Epstein’s cell, according to Breitbart News.

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  2. November 14 2017 Captured ISIS Wives Hiding Yazidi Children

    ISIS wives are believed to be hiding the identities of hundreds of kidnapped Yazidi children whom they have taken with them to prison and displaced
    persons camps in Iraq. The women, who are of foreign origin, were captured after their husbands were killed or they fled from the onslaught of
    government forces fighting ISIS in the region.
    Some of the children were either taken as babies from their mothers when ISIS conquered the Yazidi areas of the Nineveh province in August of 2014.
    Others were born to Yazidi women who were captured and sold as sex slaves to ISIS fighters.
    Speaking to Sputnik News, Yazidi journalist Chader Chalat said one child, who was no older than five, was recently discovered with an ISIS wife in
    a prison site in Tasfirat, located north of Mosul and Baghdad in the center of Nineveh Province. The woman is believed to be either from Turkey or
    Efforts are now being made to identify the child’s family and locate any surviving members. “We expect that there are between 150 and 250 other
    Yazidi children that are being held by ISIS women” in Tasfirat as well as in a displaced persons camp south of Mosul in Chamam el-Alil, he said.
    In one month alone, 15 kidnapped Yazidi children were discovered with ISIS women or with Arab families in Mosul. Ages of the children ranged from
    four to seven.
    Local sources reported the ISIS women planned to smuggle the children to their countries of origin – possibly to train them to carry out future
    terror attacks.
    Hussein Kaydi , who manages the office for kidnapped Yazidis, said that since the office opened in 2014 until now, 3,178 Yazidis (of all ages) were
    freed from ISIS control in Iraq and Syria.
    Speaking to Radio Sawa (an American Arabic station in Iraq), Vian Dakhil, a female Yazidi member of the Iraqi parliament, said authorities arrested
    500 ISIS women originally from Russia and close to 200 women from Azerbaijan and Tajikistan.
    They are held in the Tarkif prison and charged for belonging to ISIS. Dakhil says 1,300 kidnapped Iraqi children –Yazidis, Sunnis and Shiites —
    were discovered at the site.
    She expressed fears that these children will be sent away by Iraqi authorities before they are thoroughly examined to verify their identities.
    In 2015 at the height of ISIS’ power, the terror group kidnapped 500 children in one week alone to use as fighters.

  3. MUST SEE: Trump Supporter Creates Interactive Trump Border Wall Map on Current Wall — 89 Miles Completed and Counting!

    A new website “TrumpWallconstrution” went live last week with information on the current progress of the Trump Border Wall.

    The website includes an interactive map that has information on planning and current work in progress of the prominent sectors of the border wall:


  4. Chad court jails 243 rebels over incursion from Libya in February (thedefensepost, Aug 27, 2019)

    “A Chadian court has handed down jail terms to 243 rebels who crossed into the northeast of the country from Libya in February before their incursion was halted by French air strikes, the government said on Tuesday, August 27.

    Out of “267 people who were arrested, 12 were sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison and 231 others to terms ranging from 10 to 15 years,” Justice Minister Djimet Arabi told AFP.

    Twenty-four minors who had been detained were released, Arabi said.

    The sentences were pronounced by a “special criminal court,” which also handed down life sentences in absentia against nearly a dozen rebel leaders living outside Chad, including their chief Timan Erdimi, he said.

    Arabi said the special court had convened in Koro Toro, a prison located in the desert in the north of the country.

    Proceedings began on August 20, the minister said.

    “The rebels were sentenced yesterday after a fair trial,” he said.

    An armed group opposed to Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, the Union of Resistance Forces, is based in the desert of southern Libya.

    The UFR had crossed into northern Chad with “three columns” of vehicles, according to one of its members, Mahamat Doki Warou.

    Chadian forces tried to stop the column with airstrikes at the beginning of February, before requesting strikes from French aircraft.

    President Idriss Deby said the column of rebels had been “destroyed” in three days of airstrikes carried out by French warplanes.

    The French military said Mirage 2000 jets struck the convoy over three days, destroying about 20 of roughly 50 pickup trucks.

    The insurgents had crossed 400 km (250 miles) of Chadian territory before being halted, France said.

    The Chadian army moved in after the strikes, later saying that it had captured more than 250 people.

    Chad, a vast and mostly desert country with more than 200 ethnic groups, has suffered repeated coups and crises since it gained independence from France in 1960.

    Deby, a former head of the armed forces, became president in 1990 after ousting his former boss, Hissene Habre in a coup with the help of colonial power France.

    Chad has become a important member in the fight against mainly Islamist insurgency in the Sahel.

    It is part of the West African coalition fighting Boko Haram and a member of the French-backed G5 Sahel Joint Force – which also includes Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – and French forces are there as part of the anti-insurgency strategy.

    The UFR was created in January 2009 from an alliance of eight rebel groups.

    In February 2008, a tripartite insurgent group, moving in from the east, reached the gates of the presidential palace in N’Djamena before being repelled by Deby’s forces.”

  5. Iran Journalist Flees Zarif Delegation to Stay in Sweden (aawsat, Aug 27, 2019)

    “An Iranian journalist covering Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s Nordic tour has fled the official delegation and applied for residency in Sweden, officials here said Tuesday.

    The Swedish Migration Agency said Amir-Tohid Fazel, a political reporter for Iran’s ultra-conservative news agency Moj, had “applied for a residence permit in Sweden on 21 August 2019”.

    It provided no further details.

    Fazel was travelling with Zarif’s delegation as part of an international tour to Finland, Sweden and Norway and other countries.

    On August 20, “when I was in Sweden, one of my colleagues in Tehran contacted me via internet and said ‘four plainclothes came to the news agency with a warrant for your arrest’,” he said in an interview with Swedish television SVT.

    He had recently published a list of names of Iranian officials who allegedly hold dual citizenship in countries the Iranian government views as “hostile states”.

    Iran does not recognize dual citizenship and refuses to provide consular aid to Iranian dual nationals.

    “The Iranian government officially announced that it will file a complaint,” Fazel told SVT.

    The day after his colleague in Iran tipped him off, while still in Sweden, Fazel managed to slip away from the delegation.

    “It was very difficult because of the 48 bodyguards that were there to provide security for Dr. Zarif and keep an eye on the reporters,” he said.

    The journalist refused to be drawn on his political affiliation.

    Zarif has been on a world diplomatic tour that saw him visit the Nordic countries and France, where he held meetings on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz.

    Iran occupies spot 170, out of 180, in the 2019 Reporters Without Borders rankings of countries’ press freedoms.

    Iran has arrested and imprisoned a number of Iranians with dual nationality, in what Western governments have denounced as a ruthless policy to exercise diplomatic pressure.”

  6. Russian S-400 missile defense system is being unloaded in Turkey

    The second battery of the S-400 missile defence system being delivered by Russia to Turkey arrived at an air base near Ankara on Tuesday. Turkey went ahead with the purchase of the Russian-made system, taking delivery of the first battery’s shipment last month despite strong objections from its NATO ally, the United States.

    The United States had pushed Erdogan’s government to scrap the deal, arguing that its purchase would aid Russian intelligence and compromise a US-led fighter jet program.

    It suspended Turkey’s participation in the F-35 program and has also threatened sanctions against Ankara.

    Erdogan has refused to budge despite the Trump administration kicking Turkey out of the multinational program to produce the high-tech F-35 fighter. Turkish officials have dangled the idea of buying Russian Su-35 fighter jets instead.

  7. CBC – Kitchener city council denounces Quebec’s religious symbols law

    Bill is driven by ‘disdain’ of minorities, says community leader

    Kitchener councillors have voted unanimously to denounce the Quebec government’s secularism bill.

    Ward 8 Coun. Margaret Johnston introduced the motion at a council meeting Monday night.

    Quebec’s Bill 21 bans public workers in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols such as crucifixes, hijabs or turbans, while on the job.

    “When there is legislated hate and discrimination, people who have even a little bit of a tendency to hate or discriminate against people who are different … are emboldened,” Fauzia Mazhar, executive director of the Coalition of Muslim Women KW told The Morning Edition’s Craig Norris.

    Mazhar attended the Kitchener council meeting and said Tuesday the fact that this legislation applies only in Quebec doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care about it here.

    Hate crimes in Canada reached an all-time high in 2017, Mazhar pointed out, a fact that was largely driven by incidents in Ontario and Quebec.

    Here in Ontario, there was a 207 per cent increase in hate crimes against Muslims.

    “There is a real fear that people have that once it’s happening in Quebec, it can happen anywhere in Canada,” she said.

    Mazhar says she’s hopeful other councils will see what Kitchener has done and consider similar motions.


    Kitchener votes to denounce controversial Quebec bill

    The polarizing Bill 21 bars employment opportunities in Quebec for people who wear religious symbols during their duties

    In a unanimous decision, Kitchener city council is standing their ground when it comes to denouncing a polarizing bill in Quebec.

    Bill 21 bars employment opportunities to people wearing religious symbols, such as hijabs, turbans, kippas, and crucifixes during the course of their duties.

    It focuses in on some public sector workers, such as teachers and police officers.

    “It shows that our politicians locally are concerned about religous freedom and sends a good message,” Fauzia Mazhar, Executive Director of the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW, told 570 NEWS Monday morning in response to the item being on the council agenda.

    Council says the decision affirms their committment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

    They say banning people from participating in the public service “alienates and marginalizes whole communities of faith and but also emboldens adherents of hate, allowing racism to grow.”

    The controversial bill was introduced in Quebec provincial legislature in March, and passed in mid-June by a 73-35 vote.

  8. African migrants traveling north clash with Mexican military police in Tapachula

    Violent clashes between African migrants and Mexican military police erupted in Tapachula on Tuesday, as migrants demanded the right to travel north to the US and Canada.

    Footage shows migrants facing off with military police and throwing objects at them, as the Mexican security forces push back with the help of their shields.

    A police officer being carried away by ambulance and a migrant lying unconscious on the ground after reportedly fainting can also be spotted in the footage.

    Hundreds of African migrants are currently trapped at the Mexican southern border, after the Latin American country decided to strengthen its border controls following US threats of imposing tariffs on Mexican goods.

  9. Leaked video shows Kurdish forces torturing young men in Syria (memo, Aug 27, 2019)

    “A leaked video purportedly filmed by Kurdish militants from inside a prison in northern Syria has revealed a member of a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and its Syrian branch the People’s Protection Units (YPG) beating and torturing two young men who allegedly refused to sign up for compulsory military service under the group.

    The graphic video, which was released by Nedaa or Syria Call news site last week and went viral on Twitter, shows a militant with a YPG arm badge sewn into his uniform violently flogging the two young men – stripped down to their underwear and blindfolded – hanging from the ceiling of the cell with blood dripping down their bodies. On the far wall at the back of the cell is displayed a flag consisting of a red background with a red star in the centre enclosed by a yellow circle; the PKK’s official flag.

    The leaked footage comes a month after a previous video was leaked from northern Syria, showing a Kurdish militant belonging to the YPG kidnapping, beating and urinating on an Arab family passing through the Kurdish-held territory.

    Both of the videos and the human rights violations perpetrated in them call into question the morality of Kurdish forces which are backed by the US and other international players. Recent revelations of forced military recruitment, torture, extrajudicial killings, and the oppression of local civilian populations by the Kurdish militias in Syria disparage the notion that such actions are only prevalent among the likes of Daesh, opposition groups, and the Syrian Arab army.

    The largely peaceful image that the Kurdish groups have maintained about themselves throughout the Syrian conflict have encouraged, for example, numerous Western individuals and military personnel to travel to the country to fight alongside the YPG and SDF, with little to no charges or prosecution over their decision once they return to their home countries. The US and certain EU member states have also made the decision to arm and back the groups over the years saying they are the most reliable force to eliminate Daesh.

    This support has continued despite a UN report in July stating that the YPG is guilty of recruiting at least 313 child soldiers and minors into its forces during the Syrian conflict, 40 per cent of whom are young girls.”

  10. Bahrain FM defends Israel strikes on Iraq, Syria, Lebanon (memo, Aug 28, 2019)

    “Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has defended Israel’s recent attacks on Iraq, Syria and Lebanon as “self-defence”, in yet another sign of normalising relations between the two states.

    Israel has been linked to multiple attacks throughout the region in the past week, including an attack on the Iraq-Syria border, a compound in central Syria and a drone attack on Lebanese capital Beirut.

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun yesterday called the strike on his capital a “declaration of war”, while Iraqi President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi criticised Israel for what they called an “attack on Iraqi sovereignty”.

    Appearing to respond to Aoun, Salih and Abdul Mahdi’s comments, Bahrain’s Al Khalifa wrote on Twitter:

    “Iran is the one who has declared a war on us, with its Revolutionary Guards Corps, its Lebanese party [Hezbollah], its Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq, its Houthi arm in Yemen and others. So one who strikes and destroys their piles of ammunition is not to blame. That is self-defense.”

    Al Khalifa also tweeted a picture of Article 51, Chapter Seven in the United Nations Charter which “very clearly affirms the right of states to defend themselves against any threat or aggression.”

    Al Khalifa’s comments will be seen as yet more evidence of Bahrain’s normalisation of relations with Israel.

    Last month Al Khalifa met Israel’s Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz on the side-lines of the Advance Religious Freedom conference held in Washington DC, USA. A statement released by Israel’s Foreign Ministry said that the meeting – the first of its kind in public – was “coordinated behind the scenes by the US State Department”….”

  11. CBC – Men convicted of Via Rail terror plot to get new trial

    Two men found guilty of plotting to derail a Via Rail passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area have been awarded a new trial by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

    The court ruled the 2015 convictions of Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier should be set aside because of a judge’s legal errors.

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  12. Hezbollah planning ‘calculated strike’ against Israel after Beirut drone attack (alaraby, Aug 27, 2019)

    “Hezbollah is preparing to launch a “calculated strike” against Israel in response to an alleged drone attack in Beirut at the weekend.

    Sources close to the Iran-backed group told Reuters on Tuesday that a response “is being arranged in a way which wouldn’t lead to a war that neither Hezbollah nor Israel wants”.

    “The direction now is for a calculated strike, but how matters develop, that’s another thing.”…”

  13. CBC – Brazil rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon wildfires

    The Brazilian government appears to have rejected a multimillion-dollar aid package G7 countries have pledged to help fight a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest.

    “We appreciate [the offers], but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe,” said Onyx Lorenzoni, chief of staff to President Jair Bolsonaro.

    • channel 4 – Amazon fires: Brazil refuses aid unless Macron apologises

      Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has shifted his position on the $22 million of support promised by the G7 countries at the weekend to fight the Amazon fires.

      Initially he refused to accept it, but now he says he will, but it must come with an apology from French President Emmanuel Macron for what Bolsonaro says are his colonialist comments.

  14. Moroccan Royal Marines Rescue 62 Migrants From Drowning Near El Hoceima’s Coastline (mwn, Aug 27, 2019)

    “Moroccan Royal Marines rescued 62 migrants from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean Sea, today, August 27, reported Spanish news agency EFE.

    The boat was about 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the North of Sidi Abed Beach, near Al Hoceima (north of Morocco). The boat was damaged and full of water when the Royal Marine reached it.

    The rescued migrants, including three women, originating from the sub-Saharan countries of Nigeria, Guinea, Gambia, and Cameroon. The Royal Marines took them directly to the city of Al Hoceima. Many of the irregular migrants needed medical attention.

    According to official statistics, the Moroccan authorities prevented more than 40,300 migrants attempts to cross the Mediterranean Sea in the first half of this year alone. Last year, the authorities aborted around 89,000 undocumented migrants making similar attempts.”

  15. Multiple airstrikes kill at least 66 Taliban militants in Ghor (khaama, Aug 27, 2019)

    “The security forces conducted multiple airstrikes in Ghor province which killed at least 66 Taliban militants.

    The informed military sources said Tuesday that the security forces conducted the airstrikes in the vicinity of Shahrak district.

    “Multiple airstrikes in Shahrak district killed 66 Taliban Fighters and destroyed a large weapons cache,” the sources said.

    The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.

    This comes as the security situation in certain parts of Ghor province has deteriorated during the recent months…”

  16. Less than 600 terrorists left in Turkey: Minister (hdn, Aug 27, 2019)

    “Turkish interior minister on Aug. 27 said there are less than 600 terrorists remaining in the country, thanks to Ankara’s fight against terrorism.

    “We are at the peak of our determination and success in eliminating terrorism,” Süleyman Soylu said.

    Though the minister did not mention a specific terrorist group, Turkey has long been conducting operations against the PKK terror group in the region.

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

  17. Pakistan thanks Erdo?an for his support on Kashmir (hdn, Aug 27, 2019)

    “Pakistan on Aug. 26 thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an for supporting his country’s stance in the current crisis following India’s decision to strip disputed Jammu and Kashmir region of its decades-long autonomy.

    “We thank Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an for raising voice in favor of the unarmed Muslims of the occupied Kashmir”, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said while talking to his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu over the phone, said a statement by Pakistan’s foreign ministry.

    Qureshi telephoned Çavu?o?lu to discuss the situation, especially the human rights violations in the disputed Himalayan valley, the statement said.

    India, earlier this month, removed all special provisions granted tom Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of Indian Constitution.

    It also divided the erstwhile province into two centrally administered “union territories” and took away powers from the assembly.

    Jammu and Kashmir is under near-complete lockdown since Aug. 5 after India scrapped the special provisions, according to several rights group, including the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

    India blocked communications and imposed strict restrictions to thwart any rebellion while political leaders in the region have been detained as the right groups repeatedly called on New Delhi to lift the restrictions and release political detainees.

    Turkey had expressed concern that India’s decision will increase tensions.

    “Turkey and Pakistan have always supported each other’s stance on several international issues,” Qureshi noted praising Turkey for its efforts to unite the Muslim ummah.

    He called upon Ankara to work to “stop human rights violations and end the ongoing curfew” in the valley.

    Turkish Foreign Minister, according to the statement, said that Ankara was closely monitoring the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Turkey, Çavu?o?lu said, while expressing its concern over the current situation after the recently held United Nations Security Council meeting on Kashmir, had issued a detailed statement, in which it called for resolution of the lingering dispute in line with the UNSC resolutions.

    The two foreign ministers agreed to continue the bilateral discussion on Kashmir, and to meet during the UN General Assembly session next month, the statement concluded.

    From 1954 until Aug. 5, 2019, Jammu and Kashmir had special provisions under which it enacted its own laws. The provisions also protected the region’s citizenship law, which barred outsiders from settling in and owning land in the territory.

    India and Pakistan both hold Kashmir in parts and claim it in full. China also controls part of the contested region, but it is India and Pakistan who have fought two wars over Kashmir.

    Some Kashmiri groups in Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence or for unification with neighboring Pakistan.

    According to several human rights groups, thousands of people have been killed in the conflict in the region since 1989.”

  18. Danish police arrest four after stabbing at Aarhus school (thelocal, Aug 27, 2019)

    “A 17-year-old was on Monday assaulted and stabbed outside an upper secondary school in Aarhus.

    The young man was attacked on the Vejlby Centervej road in the Risskov area of the city, just outside Aarhus Handelsgymnasium upper secondary school.

    His injuries are not life-threatening, East Jutland Police have confirmed.

    Shortly after the incident, police arrested four men on board a city bus. They are suspected of violent assault. The incident is related to an internal conflict, police wrote on Twitter.

    The victim had recently started his first year at the school, fellow students told TV2 News.

    Upper secondary schools (Danish: gymnasier) are typically attended by young people between the ages of 17-19, between state school and university.

    According to witnesses, the 17-year-old was approached by four or five masked men who were carrying pepper spray and knives. He was stabbed in or near his back and went to the school’s canteen to find help, TV2 Østjylland reports.

    Aarhus Handelsgymnasium wrote on social media that students and staff had been briefed and that counselling would be offered to those who felt they needed it.

    “The students who witnessed the attack have today, Monday, been offered psychological support, and on Tuesday a psychologist will… give a group debriefing,” the school wrote via its Facebook page.

    “Students who need personal consultations will be offered this,” the message also said.”

  19. James Allsup, Iconoclast, Martin Sellner – all banned From Youtube.

    Sellner: “We are in a hostile matrix. As recent leaks have shown, Google is not a neutral service provider, but a political actor on the side of the global migration agenda.”

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