Reader’s Links for June 8, 2020

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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.

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142 Replies to “Reader’s Links for June 8, 2020”

      • Hysterical alarm condition. What are these people going to do if they face serious danger? Could this over-stimulation have something to do with underchallenge?

        As sorry as it is, it is clear that our evolutionary past had required our courage to protect ourselves. This unsolicited urge is channeled into the hysteria that Freud described.

        They all explode as soon as they feel “triggered”, like upturned hedgehogs, all spines pointing inwards, constantly trying to freak out / get out of their skin.

        • Why does someone take loud bullshit seriously? Whether someone lets a fart or throws a stone into the pond, there are “wave receivers” with mouse ears. The sick part is their “radar”, which they should finally reset to normal.

          • A car drives fast through a crowd. How does the car get there? How do people get there? How does the camera get there? Apparently all three play together. But there must also be someone who spreads this nonsense.

          • The problem is that all those involved are no longer responsive at the rational level. Here we can clearly see the deficit that sets the whole avalanche in motion.

            • Someone who looks at it is involuntarily “seized”, he can no longer resist the power of the images and is left with anger, hatred, frustration and despair. What do we send out into the world? Obviously there is no beneficial energy at work here. Should every fart be monitored? For the sake of future police statesmen, certainly!

            • Is it possible to “convert” a single being and keep him or her away from desaster through comments or videos?

              I doubt it. What motivates people to change direction? Only personal concern and suffering.

              • I’m sorry for Vladtepesblog: As long as people are watching your posts from their comfortable couch, they are not willing to do a single handshake. They will only move when the impacts come closer and affect them themselves. It’s human nature.

              • I have come to the conclusion that the world is unsalvageable. When everyone thinks of himself, everyone is thought of.

                But there are too many of us who find the value of freedom too exhausting.

                Why make an effort for them? Evolution rewards the diligent. Communism tries to override this natural principle. Shall we be its helper?

                • I am not an elitist. Everyone should develop their talents and take their place in life.

                  Some people have gone through terrible things and need our help. It is worthwhile to stand by them.

                  Here we are dealing with dishonest personalities who conceal their simplemindedness with ideological sophistication.

                  Why do they sabotage their access to knowledge and fruitful action? Because they are unwanted by nature.

                  • I’m sorry to have to say this: We are dealing here with human scrap.

                    Even an uneducated man with a strong will worked his way out of his malaise.

                    It is a natural selection process and has accompanied us for thousands of years.

                    But because of Marxist thought patterns, we now believe that these people are “underprivileged”.

                    They used to live in the gutter and had a relatively short life expectancy.

                    Today, however, digital technology allows them to change the standard of nature and influence the course of the world.

  1. Left-wing Bolshewikipedia ideologues complain that the apt term “ticks” for them comes from the “Nazi vocabulary for vermin”. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zecke_(Schimpfwort)

    I, on the other hand, claim that the term stands for their lack of personal hygiene. If you just look at her matted hair, it is immediately clear that the moths, ticks and worms play football there.

    • Ticks mercilessly suck your blood and infect you with Lyme disease. An acquaintance told me that he discovered a soaked tick on his scrotu after sitting unsuspectingly in the grass. It is well known that liberals go for sexual organs, regardless of age.

  2. Under conservative forces Wikipedia is now only called
    “Wikihausen”, in allusion to the lie baron Münchhausen.

  3. “You can learn anything, talent is not a gift from God!”

    Then work hard and prove it to us! Not with hollow
    Marxist phrases, but with real rays of knowledge!

    • Why do we all feel cheated and deceived? Why is the mob rebelling? Because our instincts tell us that our “leaders” are mediocre at best.

      They betray us because they lack character, honour and decency. If even illiterates “understand” this, this is the last warning.

      You see: this system leads with mechanical safety to ruin. Although all resources are available. But they do not “make themselves felt”, but hide behind empty phrases.

      • We need an “Operation Fist Punch” (term from WW1). So that it is clear once and for all that those who have earned it are the bosses, captains and masters of the house. There is no free existence here! Those who don’t deserve it have to hide and beg for alms! Our patience with you is coming to an end.

        • Communism means destruction! Whoever follows its agenda is a destroyer of our society and belongs behind bars! For a hundred years you had led your chance and the world into nothing but disaster!

          We won’t accept your bullshit any longer, but we’re sending you back to your rat holes! Who do you think you are, exploiting our “liberal” principle for your disturbed world view! Away with you, out of our sight!

          We procreate children, form families, think about the future, work for your existence, enough! We want our descendants to be proud and take care of our heritage as we have inherited it from our ancestors.

          If you want to dance naked on the volcano, then do it away from our beloved home and western world, in a shadowy corner of Stalin’s coffin where you belong, you sick blighters!

          • A man has an honor, does not want to appear a loser in front of his sons. And certainly not as a “communist demonstrator!” You are the last muck in human history.

            • I am lucky to have nature in my environment. Beautiful trees look at me. They’re not communist. No one is “communist,” not even trees!

              Trees are trees, people are people, animals are animals. Stop trying to impose a feeble-minded insanity on our naturalness, you nothing-checkers!

  4. Thanks for your comments, Harry. I can only imagine how hard it is to run this blog, sometimes. Imagine your front door is open to more than seven billion people. Put yourself in Vlad’s shoes for a second and ask yourself if you’d be willing to risk the liability of completely unedited babble from everyone. There are real risks. Then you’ve got the issue of keeping up standards so you attract good readers. Think about it.

  5. 37 comments by 6:30 am EDT usually means a big event or missing meds. Since not much more than the fall of western civ. is going on, as usual, I suspect the latter.

    • The Radical Left aided by the cowardly politicians are allowing a small minority of radical leftists start a civil war in Britain. This isn’t going to end well for anyone.

  6. FYI: Brad Johnson uploaded the interview about Antifa getting military training, You Tube blocked it for violating the You Tube terms and conditions.

  7. North Korea gets riled up by defectors, while South Korea attempts to put pieces together
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    •Jun 8, 2020

  8. Two Indians Held for ‘Passing Military Information to Pakistan’ From Strategically Important Site (sputniknews, Jul 8, 2020)
    https://sputniknews.com/india/202006081079554754-two-indians-held-for-passing-military-information-to-pakistan-from-strategically-important-site/

    “On 31 May, two officials at the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi were detained over espionage charges. A Delhi Police investigation revealed that the officials wanted to lure and trap railway staff and then acquire information about the movement of army units and defence equipment.

    Police in the western Indian state of Rajasthan have arrested Vikas Kumar, 29, a civil defence employee at an army ammunition depot near Shri Ganganagar, and Chiman Lal, 22, a civil contractual employee of the army’s Mahajan Field Firing Range (MFFR), Bikaner, on charges of espionage.

    The two were allegedly providing sensitive information to Pakistani intelligence as the said ammunition depot and the army’s Mahajan Field Firing Range are strategically important military installations in the western front of country.

    India’s Lucknow-based Military Intelligence (MI) found out about a suspected agent near Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, who was passing military information to his handlers in Pakistan.

    As per the intelligence unit, Kumar was allegedly lured by Pakistani Intelligence Operative (PIO) using a Facebook profile in the name of Anoshka Chopra, being run from Multan, Pakistan, by a young Pakistani woman.

    “The MI unit could ascertain that Vikas Kumar was passing military information related to ORBAT (Order of Battle; composition and order of a military fighting formation), ammunition (photos, state, quantity, type, arrival, departure), units coming for firing practice/ military exercise to MFFR, personality traits of senior army officers in lieu of money”, a statement from the officials said.

    Kumar confessed that he joined several WhatsApp groups as asked by Anoshka, who introduced him to Amit Kumar Singh (pseudonym used by the handler). Amit convinced Kumar to send him military information in exchange for money.

    Most of the information shared by Vikas Kumar with his handler was acquired by himself and some through Chiman Lal. Vikas confessed to receiving at least $1,000, of which he paid approximately $120 to Chiman Lal for his assistance.

    The arrest comes a few days after Delhi Police detained two officials of the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi over espionage charges.

    The Indian Army issued an advisory asking its personnel to be cautious and avoid strangers posing as foreign women or spiritual gurus on social media to check the rise in honey-trap incidents in the armed forces.”

  9. Indian Army Detonates Pakistani Mortar Shell in Kashmir Amid Heavy Firefight – Videos (sputniknews, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://sputniknews.com/india/202006081079555303-indian-army-detonates-pakistani-mortar-shell-in-kashmir-amid-heavy-firefight—videos/

    “India and Pakistan exchanged intense fire on Sunday at three different places along the Line of Control. Visuals that emerged shortly thereafter appear to depict several mortal shells dropping deep inside Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.

    The Indian Army detonated an unexploded mortar shell in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, left behind after a heavy exchange of fire and shelling between the armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday.

    The video shows an individual from the Indian Army dressed in bomb disposal gear, detonating a mortar shell lying on the road as other security personnel stood next to him. Seconds later, the mortar shell can be seen exploding.”

  10. Black Lives Matter: Police condemn ‘violent criminality’ at UK protests – 35 officers hurt (express, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1292955/black-lives-matter-london-protests-uk-met-police-officers-injured-latest-george-floyd

    “THE Black Lives Matter protests have been condemned by the UK police after 35 officers were injured over the weekend.

    Following the demonstrations on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed that 36 arrests were made. Of the 35 injuries, two of the officers required hospital treatment. Although the police insisted the demonstrations were largely peaceful, arrests were made for violent disorder, criminal damage and assaulting police.

    A statement from police said: “A large number of people joined demonstrations that were largely peaceful and left central London after the event.

    “However, a number remained in the area around Whitehall and behaved antisocially before becoming violent towards officers.

    “Police used a variety of tactics including containment to tackle several violent and antisocial groups before dispersing the final protesters at around 2am on Monday, June 8.

    “By the early hours of today 35 officers reported suffering injuries.

    “Two of these officers required hospital treatment, one after suffering a head wound and the second with a shoulder injury after a bottle was thrown.”

    During the protests, one person was seen to climb the Cenotaph and attempted to burn the Union Jack.

    Some demonstrators also threw bottles and a flares towards officers.

    Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “In recent days a minority of protesters sought confrontation with police leading to many officers being injured, including several seriously.

    “When officers sought to protect colleagues and iconic landmarks they faced further obstruction and sustained assault.

    “The violent criminality we saw is disgraceful and will have been very frightening for others.

    “It will never be acceptable to attack police officers, damage property and leave others in fear of their safety.

    “We will be carrying out a thorough investigation so that those responsible for criminal acts are brought speedily to justice.

    “Furthermore, those attending mass gatherings risk exposing themselves and others to this deadly virus and I would ask them to find other ways to express their anger and frustration.”

    A further 13 police officers were injured during the week as a result of the protests despite lockdown measures still being in place.

    Currently, only gatherings of six people are permitted in order to try and combat the spread of the disease.

    Protests also took place across the UK which saw the statue of slave trader, Edward Colston removed and thrown into the river.

    Due to some of the violence which occurred during the protests, Ken Marsh, chief of the Met Police Federation called on police tactics to be changed.

    He said: “Let me be clear, we as a police service can deal with these outbreaks of disorder, no problems.

    “But it seems we are more concerned about image and perception rather than protecting our brave police officers and maintaining order.

    “It’s sadly now clear – and frankly has been clear for a number of days – that some people are using these protests as an excuse to attack police officers.

    “We have had enough warnings. The tactics being used by the Metropolitan Police are very wrong.

    “And need to be looked at as a matter of urgency.””

  11. Met Police boss ‘sickened’ by abuse against officers at George Floyd UK BLM protests (express, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1292901/blm-protests-london-bristol-metropolitan-police-officer-injured-george-floyd

    “BLM (Black Lives Matter) protests were attended by thousands across the UK over the weekend, sparking some violent confrontations with police officers, branded “disgusting” by the Metropolitan Police Federation chairman, Ken Marsh…”

  12. London bloodbath: Man shot dead in Shepherd’s Bush – Scotland Yard issues urgent appeal (express, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1292812/london-news-shepherds-bush-shooting-uk-crime-gun-crime-met-police

    “A MAN was shot in Shepherd’s bush, west London last night with the police now announcing a murder investigation will soon be launched.

    Police were called at 12.40am this morning to reports of a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at the scene following a suspected shooting at Askew Road. The man was believed to be in his 20s and passed away at 1.26am.

    The police have appealed for any information and will commence enquiries.

    In a statement, the police said: “Police were called at approximately 00:40hrs on Monday, 8 June to reports of man suffering gunshot injuries in Askew Road, W12.

    “Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the man – believed aged in his 20s – was pronounced dead at the scene at 01:26hrs.

    “Enquiries are underway to locate and inform next of kin.

    “No arrests; enquiries continue.”

    This latest shooting comes after a man was killed in Hackney, east London on Friday night.

    The victim was believed to be in his 20s and died not long after leaving his house o nBarckenfield Close.

    Despite treatment by emergency crews, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

    In both cases, Section 60 orders were enforced for a time.

    In a statement, the police said: “Police were called at approximately 11.30pm on Friday, 5 June, to reports of shots fired in Brackenfield Close, E5.

    “Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man in his twenties suffering gunshot injuries.

    “Despite the efforts of medics and officers, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

    “The man’s next of kin have been informed.

    “Detectives have launched an urgent investigation.

    “At this early stage, officers are working to establish the full circumstances.

    “There has been no arrest.”

    A third shooting also took place on Friday morning.

    Five people were injured, including a two-year-old child.

    All of those injured were approached by a lone man.

    Officers executed warrants at 5am on Friday morning.

    The attack occurred in Brent, north London.”

  13. British universities are advertised as exam centres for online college set up by Islamist hate preacher banned from UK for ‘extremist views’ including saying gays should be put to death (dailymail, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8377035/Outrage-British-universities-host-exams-hate-preachers-online-college.html

    “Four British universities have today distanced themselves from a radical Islamic preacher – who was banned from the UK for his extremist views – after they were listed as ‘approved exam centres’ for an online college he runs.

    Loughborough, Surrey, Gloucestershire and Cranfield in Bedford are listed on the website of the International Open University, which is run by Dr Bilal Philips, a cleric who has claimed that homosexuals should be put to death and there is no such thing as rape in marriage.

    Surrey University and the University of Gloucester were advertised as exam centres on the IOU site as of May 27 this year, while entries for Loughborough and Cranfield listed their student-run Islamic societies under the same category.

    All four universities told MailOnline they had no relationship with the IOU. Surrey said two IOU exams took place on their campus but without the university’s knowledge and vowed the ‘private arrangement’ would not be repeated.

    Philips was blocked from entering Britain in 2010 by Theresa May after preaching hate, including condoning suicide bombing as a legitimate military tactic.

    He was also named by the US government as an ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ in the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing, when a truck bomb killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

    Philips, 72, who has also been banned from the US, Germany and Australia, has dual Canadian-Jamaican citizenship and lives in Qatar. He set up the IOU, previously called the Islamic Online University, in 2007 and remains its chancellor. The organisation has no connection to The Open University, the British public university.

    In a profile listed prominently on the college’s website, Philips promises Islamic teaching in its ‘original unadulterated form’ and reviews posted on Reddit point to its adherence to Salafism, an ultra-conservative, hard-line form of the religion.

    One unnamed pupil posted on the social media site three years ago: ‘When I took courses there it felt like I was being indoctrinated.

    ‘I was just told what the single correct belief was while any other beliefs were misrepresented and made into straw men. I can’t recommend it as a serious course of study.’

    Another wrote: ‘It’s [sic] good if you want to learn Islam according to the Salafi ideology which happens to be a minority school of thought in Sunni Islam.

    ‘If you want something else idk [sic] where to recommend sadly. But if you already lean towards this ideology then go for it. Just be aware of its leanings and biases.’

    Philips has always claimed to abhor violence and denied involvement in any terrorist attacks, including the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing.

    But Joshua Lipowsky, senior research analyst at the Counter Extremism Project, warned that the IOU’s teaching risked radicalising students as he urged mainstream institutions to disassociate themselves from it.

    ‘Philips claims to abhor violence but he preaches an ultra-conservative form of Islam that leads people down a path to radicalization that concludes violence is necessary for the greater good,’ he told MailOnline.

    ‘University students are particularly at risk from his dangerous rhetoric because they are at stages in their lives where they are questioning and rebuilding their own belief systems. Universities should be open forums for ideas but not for promoting hatred and extremism.’

    Hundreds of other UK institutions are listed by the IOU as approved exam centres, including Leeds Grand Mosque and others in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London.

    Several schools are also mentioned, including a secondary school in Cardiff and two primary schools in Derby and London.

    Bilal Philips has regularly appeared on Peace TV, a Dubai-based 24-hour satellite channel which along with its Urdu sister station was handed a £300,000 Ofcom fine earlier this year for broadcasting hate speech.

    In notorious comments made in an online lecture, he suggested suicide bombing could be justified under Islamic law, unlike regular suicide, which is considered to be against it.

    ‘When you look at the mind of the suicide bomber, it’s a different intention altogether,’ he said.

    Philips suggested a suicide bomber was making a military decision, adding: ‘The [enemy] is either too heavily armed, or they don’t have the type of equipment that can deal with it, so the only other option they have is to try to get some people amongst them and then explode the charges that they have to try to destroy the equipment and to save the lives of their comrades.

    ‘So this is not really considered to be suicide in the true sense. This is a military action and human lives are sacrificed in that military action. This is really the bottom line for it and that’s how we should look at it.’

    Steven Merely, a researcher specialising in global extremism, said Philips used the IOU to spread his Salafist ideology.

    ‘Despite his banning from the UK and other countries, Bilal Philips, from his home in Qatar, is still able to direct influence through supportive Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi networks around the world,’ he said.

    ‘His online university is testament to that, and its ability to exploit some of the UK’s best known educational establishments is an outrage. The UK government must investigate and give support to UK universities.’

    A spokesman for the University of Surrey said: ‘We have no connection to the International Online University and categorically does not operate as any kind of an ‘exam centre’ for this organisation. We have investigated the information provided to us by Mail Online.

    ‘We have determined that a member of staff was approached on a private basis to supervise the sitting of an exam by a single individual. This was repeated on one further occasion. These two exams took place on our campus, but without the knowledge of the University.

    ‘Our member of staff was not aware of the connection to Bilal Phillips. We take this matter seriously. We do not condone the views held by Bilal Phillips, and will take steps to ensure this private arrangement is not repeated. We thank Mail Online for drawing this matter to our attention.’

    Gloucestershire said: ‘The University has not been contacted by the IOU with regard to the use of the Faith Spaces for exams.

    ‘The University of Gloucestershire does not hire out the Faith Spaces to external organisations, nor works in partnership with any other academic institution in providing services to students from them.’

    Loughborough said: ‘Loughborough University is not, and has never been, an examination centre for the “International Open University”.’

    And Cranfield said: ‘We have no relationship with this organisation and we do not act as an exam centre for them. We are not aware of any IOU exams taking place at the university.'”

  14. Leftist/Jihadist Common Goal: ‘This S–t Won’t Ever Stop Unless We F–kin’ Take It All Down’
    BY ROBERT SPENCER JUN 06, 2020 12:16 PM EST

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    Urooj Rahman is a housing attorney for Bronx Legal Services who is currently in legal trouble for tossing a Molotov cocktail at a NYPD cruiser during the recent riots in New York City. She is also a committed activist for the Palestinian jihad, having published agitprop spreading false claims of Palestinian victimhood. Despite the hot water she is in now, however, she has a bright future as an ideological leader of both the Left and the Islamic jihad. In an interview before her attack, she enunciated the common goal of both movements: “This s–t won’t ever stop unless we f–kin’ take it all down.”

    In both the interview and during her attack, Rahman kept a Palestinian keffiyeh close to her face. Her sartorial choice was not incidental. With her attempted torching of the police cruiser (her Molotov cocktail didn’t light), she brought Palestinian jihad tactics to the riots in the U.S. She also revealed the congruence between the ideology of the Left in America today and that of jihadists, not just the Palestinians, but all over the world.

    Regarding Israel, the goal of the Palestinian jihad is and always has been to “f–kin’ take it all down.” That is the meaning of the increasingly common slogan “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free.” If “Palestine” must be “free” from the Jordan River all the way to the Mediterranean Sea, the Palestinian cause is not about ending “occupation,” or stopping “settlements,” or anything that the establishment media tells us about it. It is, rather, about destroying Israel altogether, as The Palestinian Delusion documents in detail. Until that goal is attained, as Urooj Rahman elegantly put it, “This s–t won’t ever stop.”

    The same thing can be said of the jihad all around the world. As The History of Jihad shows, for 1,400 years the goal of Islamic jihad activity has essentially been “This s–t won’t ever stop unless we f–kin’ take it all down.” While there were occasional periods in which jihad violence against non-Muslim states grew less active and virulent, these pauses were not occasioned by a general rejection in the Islamic world of the idea that jihad must be pursued, or by reform of Islamic doctrine. The doctrine always remained; the wherewithal to put it into practice ebbed and flowed.

    Although non-Muslim scholars and analysts routinely insist that Islam is a religion of peace and jihad is a spiritual struggle, Islamic scholars have stated otherwise throughout the history of Islam. In his book War and Peace in the Law of Islam, Majid Khadduri, an Iraqi scholar of Islamic law of international renown, says this about jihad: “The state which is regarded as the instrument for universalizing a certain religion must perforce be an ever expanding state. The Islamic state, whose principal function was to put God’s law into practice, sought to establish Islam as the dominant reigning ideology over the entire world….The jihad was therefore employed as an instrument for both the universalization of religion and the establishment of an imperial world state.”

    Or more succinctly and pungently: “This s–t won’t ever stop unless we f–kin’ take it all down.”

    This is not a new idea. The twelfth-century Maliki jurist Ibn Rushd stated: “Muslim jurists agreed that the purpose of fighting with the People of the Book…is one of two things: it is either their conversion to Islam or the payment of jizyah.” Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, assistant professor on the Faculty of Shari’ah and Law of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, states that Ibn Rushd “leaves no doubt that the primary goal of the Muslim community, in the eyes of its jurists, is to spread the word of Allah through jihad, and the option of poll-tax [jizya] is to be exercised only after subjugation” of non-Muslims.

    Or here again, “This s–t won’t ever stop unless we f–kin’ take it all down.”

    Meanwhile, the Left’s anti-Americanism, and determination to “f–kin’ take it all down,” has been on abundant display in the recent riots. In Urooj Rahman, this Leftist and jihadist aspiration is embodied in a single person.

    When she was arrested, Rahman was wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES REGARDLESS.” The Arabic word for “struggle” is, of course, jihad.

    Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch

  15. Bangladesh arrests at least 19 suspected people smugglers (abcnews, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/bangladesh-arrests-19-suspected-people-smugglers-71129236

    “Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested at least 19 suspected people smugglers following the killings last month of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya who were trying to reach Europe illegally, police said Monday.

    Detectives have arrested six people since Sunday in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, in connection with the migrant workers who were killed or injured in Libya, raising the total number of detained suspects to 19, said Abdul Baten, additional commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

    A series of arrests have been made in Dhaka and elsewhere in recent weeks, with Bangladesh’s police chief saying the people smugglers will not be spared…”

  16. Turkey: 2 journalists detained over ‘espionage’ probe (abcnews, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/turkey-journalists-detained-espionage-probe-71128046

    “Turkish police on Monday detained two journalists for questioning as part of an investigation into alleged “political and military espionage,” the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

    The two journalists — Ismail Dukel, the Ankara representative of TELE1 television channel, and Muyesser Yildiz of the OdaTV news website — were being questioned by anti-terrorism police, the agency reported.

    OdaTV said Yildiz, who has reported on military issues, was detained following a raid on her home. Police searched her house and confiscated electronic material, the website reported.

    Last month, authorities charged seven journalists — including two OdaTV editors and a reporter — with violating laws governing the intelligence agency, for stories on the death of an intelligence officer who was reportedly killed in Libya. The journalists will go on trial later this month.

    The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists ranks Turkey among the top jailers of journalists worldwide, alongside China and Saudi Arabia.

    As many as 85 journalists and other media workers are currently in jail under Turkey’s broad anti-terrorism laws, according to the Turkish Journalists Syndicate, including many who were detained in a crackdown following a 2016 coup attempt.

    Turkey maintains that the journalists are prosecuted for criminal acts and not for their journalistic work.”

  17. Germany: Man arrested over threat to attack Muslims (abcnews, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/germany-man-arrested-threat-attack-muslims-71128044

    “A man has been arrested in Germany after allegedly threatening an attack on Muslims, citing the assailant who attacked mosques in New Zealand last year, prosecutors said Monday.

    The 21-year-old from the northern city of Hildesheim is suspected of announcing his intention to carry out an attack “with multiple dead” in an internet chat on Friday, prosecutors in Celle said in a statement.

    He was detained on Saturday. Investigators found weapons at his apartment that he had apparently acquired to carry out an attack and “data files with radical right-wing contents,” prosecutors said. The suspect’s name was not released.

    A judge on Monday ordered him kept in custody on suspicion of disturbing the peace by threatening crimes and of financing terrorism, a count that prosecutors said stems from the weapons.

    The investigation so far indicates that the man had long considered carrying out an attack to garner worldwide media attention, according to prosecutors.

    They said that, in the chat, he mentioned the man who attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and killed 51 people in March 2019, and said he wanted to do something similar. He said that his aim was “to kill Muslims,” according to the statement.”

  18. Indian troops kill 4 Kashmir rebels, sparking fresh clashes (abcnews, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/indian-troops-kill-kashmir-rebels-sparking-fresh-clashes-71127728

    “Anti-India protesters clashed Monday with Indian government forces near a village in disputed Kashmir where four rebels were killed in a gunbattle.

    Earlier Monday Indian soldiers laid a siege around a village in Kahsmir’s southern Shopian area on a tip that militants were hiding there, said Col. Rajesh Kalia, an army spokesman.

    As the soldiers launched search operations, soldiers and militants exchanged gunfire, Kalia said. He said four rebels were killed. Police said three soldiers were wounded.

    As the fighting raged, hundreds of people marched near the site in solidarity with the rebels and chanted slogans seeking an end to Indian rule over the region. Government forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas at the stone-throwing protesters.

    No casualties were immediately reported in those clashes.

    The latest gunbattle came hours after Indian troops killed five militants in the same area, also triggering fierce clashes with villagers.

    Violence has escalated in Kashmir in recent months as India has stepped up its counterinsurgency operations. Militants have also continued their attacks on government forces and alleged informants.

    More than two dozen militants and about a dozen Indian troops were killed in April, the most in any month since last August, when India revoked the region’s semi-autonomous status and statehood and imposed direct federal rule.

    There also has been almost daily fighting over the last several months along the rugged and mountainous frontier that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

    India and Pakistan both claim the territory in its entirety. Most Kashmiris support the rebel goal of uniting the territory, either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country.

    India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the anti-India rebels. Pakistan denies this, saying it offers only moral and diplomatic support to the militants and to Kashmiris who oppose Indian rule.”

  19. Minneapolis City Council President: Calling the Police for a Burglary is Exercising Privilege

    Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender appeared on CNN this morning to discuss the council’s plan to dismantle the city’s police department in the wake of the George Floyd killing. What, you may ask, will replace the MPD? According to Bender, they will construct a “transformative new model of public safety.” Exactly what that means isn’t yet clear.

    What was notable about Bender’s comments, though, was her response when CNN talking head Alisyn Camerota asked her what a citizen should do if someone breaks into their home in the middle of the night? Who should they call for help once the local cop shop has been repurposed as a social justice encounter space (or something similar)?

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/minneapolis-city-council-president-calling-the-police-for-a-burglary-is-evidence-of-privilege/?utm_source=wideopen&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wos_daily&utm_content=%5B%5Brssitem_title%5D%5D

  20. Black Lives Are a Pretext

    Origins of the violent racist organization behind the riots.
    June 8, 2020
    David Horowitz

    Black Lives Matter emerged as a national presence in the years 2014 and 2015 by declaring war on America’s law enforcement agencies. Black Lives Matter activists made headlines occupying America’s streets, targeting racially integrated and even majority minority police forces whom they accused of killing blacks at random merely because they were black. The Black Lives Matter activists fomented riots, burned and looted cities, and incited their followers with chants that ranged from “What do we want? Dead Cops! When do we want them? Now!” to “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”[1]

    The latter slogan was designed to highlight the movement’s baseless claim that a 19-year-old resident of Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown was singled out because he was black and shot by a police officer while he was surrendering with his hands up.[2] The protesters demanded that the officer be convicted of murder in advance of any trial – in other words, lynched. However, the facts as revealed in Grand Jury testimony and subsequent investigations by the Obama Justice Department, were quite different. The officer singled out the 300-pound Brown because he had just committed a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store owned by a much smaller Asian shopkeeper, whom he brutalized.

    When the officer attempted to arrest Brown, he responded by attacking the officer and attempting to seize his gun, which was discharged in the scuffle wounding the attacker. According to the sworn testimony of six black eye-witnesses, Brown was fatally shot while charging the officer, who fired another five rounds in self-defense. Yet, so disregardful of the facts were the protesters’ claims that they demanded the officer be convicted of a racial homicide, and the chant “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” continued to live on as a battle cry.[3]

    https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/06/black-lives-are-pretext-david-horowitz

  21. The Marxist-Anarchist Face of the Riots

    Antifa’s involvement is clear.
    June 8, 2020
    Discover The Networks

    Numerous leftists are claiming that unnamed racists affiliated with the “far right” are responsible for much of the rioting that has taken place in cities across the United States since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. For example, Peggy Flanagan, the Democratic lieutenant governor of Minnesota, has accused such “white supremacists” of “burning down the institutions that are core to our identity and who we are” – and of thereby making it more difficult for people of good will “to come together … and mourn and grieve and demand change and justice in policing and every other racist system that we have that has been part of this state.”

    Meanwhile, a number of reporters at CNN are likewise promoting the claim that “white supremacists” are responsible for the riots. The Chicago Tribune similarly asserts that “experts who track extremist groups” have “reported seeing evidence of the far-right at work.” And BET.com cites “the covert members of white supremacists’ groups using George Floyd’s death as an opportunity to infiltrate and derail the movement for justice.”

    But there is little to suggest that these claims are anything other than attempts to divert attention away from the very solid evidence that the far-left, Marxist-anarchist Antifa movement is heavily involved in the rioting. As Fox News has reported: “Antifa sent the word out far and wide to burn buildings, loot stores, destroy cars and attack law enforcement officers.” And Antifa members – who often travel from far-flung locations to meet up with their allies in sites that have been pre-selected for rioting – have coordinated their violent efforts in a very organized way.

    https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/06/marxist-anarchist-face-riots-discover-networks

  22. Obama Used National Security to Spy on Americans Opposed to Islamic Terrorists

    Obamagate redefined opposition to Islamic terrorism as a national security threat.
    June 8, 2020
    Daniel Greenfield

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

    We know when Obamagate ended, but we don’t know when the policy of spying on Americans began. The tangled roots of the domestic surveillance of political opponents by the NSA predate the alarmism about Russia. Tracing them back into the fetid swamp takes us not toward Moscow, but to Tehran.

    The first public revelation that the White House was spying on high level members of the political opposition came in 2015. Members of Congress had been eavesdropped on as part of an operation to sabotage Prime Minister Netanyahu’s campaign against the Iran Deal. The Israeli leader and his entire country had earlier been targeted by a massive spy campaign to stop Israel from taking out Iran’s nukes.

    But the new wave of surveillance was no longer just against a potential Israeli attack on Iran, but was part of a political campaign to win the domestic argument to aid Iran and legalize its nuclear program.

    https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/06/obama-used-national-security-spy-americans-opposed-daniel-greenfield

  23. The following was written by former Mayor of Seven Hill David Bentkowski. I’d love to take credit but can’t. Let it all sink in,

    By David Bentkowski:

    The government told you that you couldn’t have a funeral to honor your deceased loved ones because of COVID-19 … but over 100,000 are expected for George Floyd’s funeral.

    The government told you that you had to stay home and close your business … but looters were allowed free access to destroy and steal from your business.

    The government told you that your sacred religious beliefs couldn’t be practiced in a church due to the virus … but rioters were able to arson and destroy those churches and artifacts at will.

    The government wants you to report any strong police enforcement of the law … the government doesn’t want you to report or identify anarchists or looters that are destroying the community.

    The government released thousands of violent criminal offenders because the prisons were unsafe due to the virus … these jail spots are needed to house anyone that doesn’t follow their virus shutdown demands.

    The government wants you to wait two … three … four months … to collect partial unemployment. Not one government official has been laid off or received a pay cut. There is plenty of your money to pay them.

    The media wants you to believe these are all peaceful protests. The video shows that multiple police and citizens, of all races, have been murdered by the protests. Rioters are throwing Molotov cocktails at the faces of the Secret Service … police officers are being ambushed and shot … law abiding citizens are being killed trying to do the job law enforcement has been told by weak leaders not to do.

    The sick and the aged are dying lonely in hospitals and nursing homes … and their loved ones are not even allowed to visit.

    Anarchists are calling for the destruction of America and removal of all law enforcement … the Mayor of Los Angeles just called for $150 million reduction in the police budget.

    Protesters taking selfie’s to show how “woke” they are on Instagram are destroying mostly poor neighborhoods … where local African Americans won’t now have a grocery store to go to … a bank to go to … public transportation to utilize, etc.

    Less than a week after Memorial Day, countless memorials to our soldiers, Founding Fathers, and safety forces killed in the line of duty have been destroyed. Our history is being erased and rewritten under the guise of political correctness.

    Members of law enforcement and our elected leaders are kneeling before the very people that are destroying our Country … in some sick, perverted gesture… to acknowledge they have completely abdicated their civic responsibilities. Rest assured, the “demands” of the protesters change daily and kneeling before them will only embolden more extremism.

    Our pandering corporations are tripping over themselves to show their support of the “cause” with memes, Facebook posts and tweets … the same shoe companies that sell $200 tennis shoes in the hood that often lead to robberies and shootings … the same banks that charge minority communities 28% credit card interest … the same companies that outsource their jobs to China for a cheap wage while our communities in America starve.

    LeBron and Kap think you are a racist and support the riots … from their 10,000 square foot gated mansions.

    Karen from Brecksville and Kyle from Westlake spend their days on Facebook telling everyone they are a racist … often attacking them online … yet they have never mentored an inner city student, been a Big Brother or Big Sister, worked at an inner city youth or sports program, etc.

    Mentally ill Hollywood celebrities have raised $20 million to post bail for rioters and looters … they haven’t raised a nickel for law abiding citizens that have lost everything through no fault of their own. Shop owners of every race and religion have seen their lifetime of work destroyed overnight.

    The dangerous, corrupt media glorifies all of this … fuels the fire … demonizes anyone that highlights these tragic facts … all while making millions off the coverage. They LOVE this destruction because every night, scared Americans are turning in to make sure there is not a mob coming to their town.

    The list goes on and on … and it needs to stop. And yes, this is all being done as a distraction – the Democratic Party has run out of gimmicks … Russia, the Ukraine, Kavanaugh, Impeachment, COVID-19 … none of it worked. They have to play the only card they have left … the race card. They are literally willing to destroy America so there is racial division and hatred – that they think will help elect their candidates. It is sick … it is perverse … and if you ever think about voting for any Democrat ever again, you are a disgrace to your Country.

    There are 40 million Americans out of work … thousands and thousands of businesses were just destroyed in the last week and will never reopen … Anarchists are running cities and dictating policy … all while China is meticulously planning and facilitating our destruction.

    Imagine you were a soldier that died at 18 invading Omaha Beach … imagine you were a prisoner of War in Vietnam, tortured daily, for seven years … imagine you were the retired St. Louis Police Captain … that served your inner city community for over 40 years … only to be shot dead over a television.

    Talk about letting their sacrifices being in vain. We should all be ashamed.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Watch/comments/gwx27q/spot_on/

  24. Here’s A List Of The Police Killed Or Injured In The Last Week’s Violence
    June 5, 2020 By Willis L. Krumholz

    Police have been shot, stabbed, run over, and hit with objects across the country since the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis Police. These injuries and deaths have been unreported by the national media.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/05/heres-a-list-of-the-police-killed-or-injured-in-the-last-weeks-violence/

  25. Black Georgia state trooper refuses to kneel at a Black Lives Matter protest: ‘I only kneel for one person’

    Georgia State Trooper O’Neal Saddler refused to kneel during a Black Lives Matter protest in Hartwell, Georgia, on Sunday, saying he “has much respect” but only kneels “for one person.”

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    Video was rolling after Saddler had apparently been asked by a protester to kneel during the demonstration out of respect for the black community.

    “If I didn’t have any respect, I wouldn’t [be here],” Saddler began saying to a female protester. “I was supposed to be out of town this weekend with my wife. I took off today, this weekend, but I’m out here to make sure y’all are safe.”

    “Don’t go there with respect, OK? I have much respect, but I only kneel for

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-state-trooper-kneel-for-god?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200608Trending-BlackTrooperKneelGod&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

  26. From last fall, but …

    3 Concordia researchers collaborate to engage Indigenous knowledges in the study of physics
    A New Frontiers in Research Fund grant will support interdisciplinary approaches to decolonizing science
    Interdisciplinary research is becoming increasingly relevant in our complex world. Yet, as many modern scholars are aware, it also can be a challenge.

    For two science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers and an Indigenous scholar at Concordia, the study of light provided the nucleus of an unconventional opportunity.

    Since winning the university’s first New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) award in May, Tanja Tajmel, Louellyn White and Ingo Salzmann have begun collaborating to reimagine approaches to physics education and research by involving Indigenous knowledges.

    https://www.concordia.ca/news/stories/2019/09/20/3-concordia-researchers-collaborate-to-engage-indigenous-knowledges-in-the-study-of-physics.html

  27. Swedish Police Chief After Violence: We Didn’t Foresee Black Lives Matter Riot (breitbart, Jun 8, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/06/08/gothenburg-police-chief-did-not-forsee-black-lives-matter-riot-coming/

    “Gothenburg police chief Erik Nord has admitted he did not foresee the violence coming at a Black Lives Matter protest that turned into riots, saw at least ten arrests, and 15 to 20 cars set on fire.

    The demonstration took place on Sunday afternoon in support of Black Lives Matter protests in the United States following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. Thousands attended the rally which eventually devolved into riots and looting as the day progressed.

    “This demonstration is also aimed at the police, and we try to keep as low a profile as possible,” Nord told newspaper Expressen. He added: “These are quarrelsome people who just wanted riots and that is the most difficult thing a police organisation can face. It took quite a few hours before we had it under control.”

    Nord added that Swedish police were one of the smallest forces relative to population in Europe after being criticised by some for not deploying enough officers to manage the protest.

    At least ten people were arrested after the riots broke out. After midnight, several cars and other items were set on fire; there were between 15 to 20 fires in total. It was not until around 3 am that authorities say all of the blazes were put out.

    “These are serious incidents, and I hope the police will get support to suppress and make it calm down,” Swedish Interior Minister Mikael Damberg said.

    Videos of the violence during the riots have circulated on social media, including a clip allegedly showing rioters looting the moving van of a Swedish family, destroying their possessions.

    The Gothenburg riots come after several other pro-Black Lives Matter protests took place last week in violation of Sweden’s coronavirus measures that state gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited.

    Both Stockholm and the multicultural city of Malmö saw demonstrations that also attracted thousands of participants, with police in Malmö claiming to have received several emails and phone calls slamming them for allowing the protests to go ahead…”

  28. There is a petition on Change.Org asking that the Imam, Majed Jarrar, that spoke at the Black Lives Matter rally in Toronto, be removed from the Mosque.

    The title of the petition is “Please Replace Majed Jarrar With A Humble Imam”
    The complaint against is he is condescending and disrespectful.

  29. On Being Pounded With Lies, Damned Lies, and More Damned Lies About ‘Systemic’ Racism in America
    And everyone who lives in America knows it.

    We all know the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. It is not just a children’s story. Rather, it is an eternal story about human nature. If people are surrounded by a mass or a mob who speak nonsense as a Truth — with a capital “T” — then perfectly sensible people who internally know better will fall into line and babble the same “Truth.” For a reality check and sanity in the public arena, it ultimately often takes a little kid who simply has not been taught social conformity and political correctness to look and say, “But this ‘Truth’ simply is not true.”

    In the fable, the Emperor actually was naked. In America circa mid-2020, corresponding to 5780 years since Adam and Eve, not only is the Left-dominated media naked but so is the mob of respected opinion-makers. The Emperor is naked. And as to those who now proclaim “America has systemic racism,” that is a lie, a damned lie. It is a lie about America, and it is a damned lie about Americans.

    Racism is not “systemic” in America. It does not permeate the System. We Americans are a good people. We just are.

    This is not “systemic.” It does not permeate our society or our culture. Indeed, the society spits out anyone who reveals as racist. It is one student out of 2,000. One client in 300. That is not “systemic.”

    People of every imaginable minority — except for Orthodox

    https://spectator.org/on-being-pounded-with-lies-damned-lies-and-more-damned-lies-about-systemic-racism-in-america/

    • Why you can’t win arguments against intersectionality – and shouldn’t try
      […]
      If you have been engaged in this debate lately and feel frustrated that facts and figures bounce off of the social justice crowd, don’t be discouraged. You’re not just challenging a media narrative or a faulty assumption. You’re calling into question an entire worldview, and leaving the other person without a frame of reference through which to understand the world. And when you challenge someone’s innermost worldview, you’re not just questioning their understanding of politics or current events, you’re challenging their identity, their character, their priorities, and their morality.

      They can’t concede any one piece of intersectional dogma, because (just as in other religions) to concede the errancy of one piece of canon means leaving all the rest of it vulnerable to attack.

      So in order to defend against that, they will build more and more context, weave more and more mythology around the premise under attack, leaving you with insufficient time, energy, or information to dismantle it all – leaving their holy scripture intact.

      The only way to win is not to play.…
      https://medium.com/@jkurtinitis/why-you-cant-win-arguments-against-intersectionality-and-shouldn-t-try-87ded622b813

  30. The Bristol Police Farce. Police officer say letting the crowd pull down a statue and throw it into the river is ‘understandable’ and he would not interfere with this again…

  31. Tom Arnold Calls On Liberals To Get Guns To Confront ‘Trump’s Misfit Tools’

    Actor Tom Arnold raised outrage on Saturday when he urged his liberal followers to obtain guns in order to “confront” Trump supporters. As The Washington Post reports:

    Tom Arnold says it’s time for “liberal men to stand up for our brothers & sisters” by taking their parents’ firearms and confronting President Trump’s “misfit tools.”

    The actor, known in recent years for his anti-Trump conspiracy theories and “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” Viceland documentary, told fans over the weekend that George Floyd protests need higher stakes.

    “2nd Amendment is for everyone including black men with long guns but it’s fucking time for us white liberal men to stand up for our brothers & sisters,” he told his 264,000 Twitter followers on Saturday. “Borrow our dad’s hunting rifles & go nose to nose with Trump’s gang of misfit tools. Let’s do it @robreiner
    #BlackLivesMatter”…

    “The Tide Is Turning. We Are America. No Justice No Peace,” he added later in the day.

    https://americanupdate.com/celebrity-meltdowns/tom-arnold-calls-on-liberals-to-get-guns-to-confront-trumps-misfit-tools/

  32. 17 People Have Died in Protests, Rioting Following George Floyd’s Death

    Seventeen people have been killed in nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd?—ranging in age from 18 to 77, media reports say.

    Most of those who died were either current or former law enforcement officers, or just innocent bystanders who got caught in a violent situation.

    The oldest casualty was 77-year-old David Dorn, who was shot to death while protecting Lee’s Pawn Jewelry store in St. Louis from looters on June 2. Dorn had served on the city’s police force for 38 years.

    President Donald Trump shared Dorn’s story in a message on Twitter.

    “Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn, a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters last night. We honor our police officers, perhaps more than ever before. Thank you!” Trump said.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/17-people-have-died-in-protests-following-george-floyds-killing_3379383.html?ref=brief_News&__sta=vhg.hhksexIJ_fmb%7CQTI&__stm_medium=email&__stm_source=smartech

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