Reader’s Links for September 22, 2020

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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  1. Reports Reveal Relationship of Erdogan’s Senior Adviser with Al-Qaeda

    “Reports from multiple sources revealed links between a senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a terrorist organization that is closely related to Al-Qaeda.

    Hamza Yerlikaya, a chief advisor to Erdogan, who is the member of the board of Vakifbank, the country’s third largest state-owned bank, was involved with a terrorist group called, the Islamic Great East Raiders Front (IBDA/C), Nordic Monitor news website said in a report.

    According to an investigation conducted by the website, “Yerlikaya, a former Olympic wrestler, was photographed in October 1995 making a gun hand gesture in IBDA-C style, a typical symbolic display adopted by the terrorist group to send a message, after winning the 1995 World Wrestling Championship in Prague.”

    The Turkish Railways Authority dismissed Yerlikaya from his work after his photo was published in the magazine of the terrorist group.

    The group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

    The man’s photo was frequently used by IBDA-C militants to explain how sports would look under the Islamic state that would be established with an armed struggle, the report underlined.

    It added that Osman Temiz Öksüzo?lu, a gym teacher at a religious high school, who was jailed on terrorism charges, wrote an article in August 1999 from his prison cell for Akademya, another publication of the IBDA-C, featuring Yerlikaya’s picture at the wrestling championship.

    The website noted that Erdogan brought Yerlikaya to parliament in 2007 within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and later made him deputy minister of the Youth and Sports Ministry. In 2015, he was named as a chief advisor to the president.”

  2. Saudi Arabia donates $10mn to IAEA for combating nuclear terrorism$10mn-to-IAEA-for-combating-nuclear-terrorism

    “Saudi Arabia has made a generous contribution of $10 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for setting up of a specialized center to combat nuclear terrorism, said Prince Abdullah Bin Khalid Bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Austria, on Tuesday.

    Prince Abdullah Bin Khalid, who is also the Kingdom’s governor to the IAEA, confirmed the transfer of the funds to the nuclear agency, in a tweet, saying: “To complement the capabilities of the @iaeaorg, KSA has fulfilled its commitment to donate $10 million towards the establishment of a specialized nuclear security center and has transferred the funds to begin the work in Seibersdorf.”

    Saudi Arabia has also donated 500,000 euros ($570,000) for the project to modernize the IAEA laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria.”

  3. Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood to take part in elections, defying ban attempts

    “Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that it would take part in November’s parliamentary elections, in defiance of a court order to dissolve the country’s largest opposition party.

    The announcement from the Islamic Action Front (IAF) came two months after Jordan’s top court had dissolved the country’s chapter of the Brotherhood, a transnational Islamist movement…”

  4. Turkey slams EU sanctions on Turkish firm in Libya

    “Turkey has said that the European Union sanctions on a Turkish firm accused of breaking a UN arms embargo on Libya displayed the EU’s double standards and biased stance, Reuters reports.

    According to the report, the EU on Monday froze the assets of Avrasya Shipping, whose cargo vessel Cirkin was involved in a naval incident between NATO members France and Turkey in June.

    “It has no value in our sight to add our maritime company to the sanctions list in the context of Libya as a result of the EU Foreign Affairs Council’s meeting,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

    The statement continued by noting that it is “extremely unfortunate” that such a decision was taken at a time when efforts are ongoing to reduce tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

    In addition to sanctions on the Turkish company, the EU also imposed sanctions on two Libyan men, and two other companies, Kazakhstan’s Sigma Airlines and Jordan’s Med Wave Shipping.

    Turkey may also face EU sanctions due to a dispute with Greece and Cyprus over ownership of natural resources in the eastern Mediterranean, although tension between Ankara and Athens have declined in recent days.”

  5. ’28 dead’ as Islamic State group, govt forces clash in Syria’s Raqa,-govt-forces-clash-in.aspx

    “Clashes in Syria between pro-regime forces and Islamic State group jihadists, along with air strikes, have killed at least 28 fighters in the northern province of Raqa, a war monitor said Tuesday.

    “IS has since Monday carried out several attacks on Syrian army and allied positions and checkpoints in the Badia (desert) of Raqa, killing 13 members of regime forces,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

    Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based monitoring group, told AFP the regime has retaliated with waves of air raids, killing 15 jihadists either in the strikes or fighting on the ground.

    Since its defeat in Syria in March 2019, IS has carried out regular deadly attacks on the army and Kurdish forces.

    In August, the jihadists claimed an attack near the city of Deir Ezzor that killed a general and two other soldiers of the Russian army forces allied to the Damascus government.”

  6. Turkish police detain 5 ISIL terror suspects

    “Five suspected ISIL terrorists have been detained in southern Turkey, a police source said on Sept. 22.

    Anti-terror teams of police in Adana province launched an operation in five different locations against six members of the terror group who had been operating in Syria, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

    Five of the suspects were detained, it added.

    Turkey was one of the first countries to recognize ISIL as a terrorist group in 2013, as soon as it emerged.

    The country has since been attacked by ISIL terrorists numerous times, including 10 suicide bombings, seven bombings and four armed attacks which killed 315 people and injured hundreds.

    In response, Turkey launched military and police operations at home and abroad to prevent further terror attacks.”

  7. Berlin police raid suspected mafia clans

    “Some 300 officers are involved in the raids reportedly targeting alleged crime clan chief Arafat Abou-Chaker. This is the latest development in Germany’s nationwide fight against the mounting threat of organized crime.

    Police in the German capital Berlin conducted raids on properties linked to alleged organized crime boss Arafat Abou-Chaker on Tuesday morning. They are investigating allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.

    The 44-year-old Abou-Chaker is believed to be the head of a Lebanese mafia clan.

    At least 18 properties were being searched, according to German mass-circulation daily newspaper Bild. They included an office complex and a law firm.

    Connections to the rap scene
    Abou-Chaker is currently before a Berlin district court in connection with an ongoing feud with the musician Bushido. Abou-Chaker and three of his brothers are charged with threatening, false imprisonment and coercion.

    Bushido became famous as Germany’s biggest gangster rapper, but since 2018 he has lived under police protection. When the 41-year-old musician arrived at the Berlin Regional Court in early September, he drove up in a police convoy and was flanked by guards in bulletproof vests and balaclavas as soon as he got out of the car.

    Bushido, whose father was Tunisian and whose real name is Anis Ferchichi, is appearing as the star witness and co-plaintiff in the trial of Arafat Abou-Chaker and three of his brothers.

    Bushido had a close business relationship with Abou-Chaker for many years, though, in the witness stand, Bushido made the relationship seem like one of serfdom.

    He described involuntary payments, shady deals, and coercion, and Arafat Abou-Chaker and his brothers are said to have threatened and harassed Bushido when he wanted to end the arrangement.

    Insights into parallel world
    Bushido has already testified several times in court, offering insight into the parallel world of Berlin’s mafia. He had to pay 30% of his income to Abou-Chaker, the rapper and music producer explained — before tax. Over the years, the rapper believes this amounted to €9 million ($10.6 million).

    It shows how much money is being made in gangsta rap through various record labels, said Tom Schreiber, Social Democrat (SPD) representative in the Berlin senate. “Striving for power, gaining influence, acquiring money, exerting pressure – these are basic elements in the field of organized crime. And intimidation plays a very decisive role here,” Schreiber told DW.

    That includes the intimidation of witnesses, as senior public prosecutor Ralph Knispel said. Knispel has been working for Berlin’s prosecutor’s office for almost three decades, and now he heads the capital crimes department, meaning he is also responsible for serious mafia crimes.

    The case against Arafat Abou-Chaker stands out from most organized crime cases because Bushido is a witness who has actually testified in court, which is by no means the rule.

    “It can bring you to the brink of legal despair,” Knispel said, “when witnesses in police interrogations give information that is sometimes far-reaching and at first glance appears to be useful for convictions, but which is then not repeated in the trial.”

    Time and again, he has seen witnesses pull out when asked to repeat their statements not only in the presence of the accused and their defense attorneys, but also “in the presence of friends and acquaintances sitting in the spectators’ gallery.” Then witnesses often came to the “conclusion that they have to downplay or even revoke their previous statements,” Knispel observed.

    The Abou-Chakers are one of several large families of Arab descent that have repeatedly attract police attention. And, with about 250 members, they are not even the largest.

    There is also, for example, the Remmo family, with an estimated 500 members. One of its more spectacular coups was the theft of a hundred-kilo gold coin from the Berlin Bode Museum in 2017, for which three young men were sentenced to several years in February. The gold, worth more than three million euros, has disappeared, and police believe it was probably melted.

    Focus on North Rhine-Westphalia
    Thomas Jungbluth, who heads the Organized Crime Department at the western German state’s State Criminal Office (LKA), said: “In contrast to other groups, such as Italian or Russian organized crime, as well as rocker groups, criminal clans are very strongly interrelated.”

    “The family is everything. The honor of the family must be defended at all costs. And the law of the strongest applies. Very archaic ideas play a role here,” Jungbluth explained to DW.

    In mid-August, Jungbluth stood next to Herbert Reul, North Rhine-Westphalia’s interior minister, as he presented the second “situation report” for clan criminality in the state. No fewer than 111 active criminal families were listed as active in 2019, while around 3,800 suspects had committed more than 6,000 criminal offenses.

    “We are dealing here with criminals and serious criminals. We are dealing with robbery, fraud and organized crime, among other things. This shows that some of the clans are playing in the same league as the mafia,” the Interior Minister said as he presented the report.

    Parallel justice
    The city of Essen, with its almost 600,000 inhabitants, is considered a special focus of mafia crime in NRW. The mafia have no direct impact on the lives of most people in Essen, Mayor Thomas Kufen told DW, “because it’s about drug offenses, protection racketing, prostitution, money-laundering – things that ordinary people in Essen actually have nothing to do with.”

    What upsets citizens, however, is the subculture that has developed. Kufen explains: Disrespectful behavior that gives the impression that the clans own the street; that only the law of the family applies and that in case of conflicts pressure is exerted not to go to the police or consult a lawyer. “This is a parallel structure, parallel justice, which we cannot tolerate in this way,” he said.

    The Ruhr Security Conference was founded in Essen to fight such criminal parallel structures. “Cities from the Ruhr area come together there and bundle their capacitiesand experiences from local regulatory authorities, foreigners’ registration offices, customs, tax investigation, and police,” explains the LKA’s Jungbluth, “and thus find new starting points for the targeted recognition and prosecution of … violations of the law by clan members.”

    Read more: The ex-gangster who hid his Jewish identity

    Kufen explains in more detail: Police keep closer control on hookah bars and gambling shops. In coffee houses, retail stores and hairdresser’s “where no one ever sits inside but it somehow registers income with the tax office, where one has the suspicion of money laundering.” Minister Reul calls this “the policy of 1,000 pinpricks.”

    But repression alone is not enough for Kufen. He also wants to offer opportunities. “Along with the raids and the very targeted action against clan crime, we are also making very concrete offers for young people who were born here but who have done nothing wrong,” he said.

    Integration failure
    The mayor of Essen says that integration is always linked to the prospect of residence for young immigrants, and regrets that municipalities have little leeway when it comes to questions of immigration law. At the same time, Kufen clarifies that “insufficient legal status is no excuse for becoming a criminal in Germany.”

    Tom Schreiber speaks of a real political failure in the 1970s and 1980s, referring to a study according to which many people were essentially forced into crime because they were not integrated into the labor market and not given the opportunity to learn German.

    Seen in this light, Arafat Abou-Chaker’s relationship with Bushido did not just benefit him financially: Standing next to the musician on the red carpet at film premieres was perhaps the most important signal of having made it in Germany.

    By the way: Bushido seems not to be relying on the German police alone for his protection – and that of his family. His new partners in the music business are said to belong to the Remmo family.”

  8. Austria’s Kurz warns against EU asylum-seeker distribution

    “Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned Tuesday against any attempt to force EU countries to take in asylum-seekers as the European Commission prepared to unveil a new strategy for handling migration to the bloc.

    Speaking to AFP in an exclusive interview, Kurz alluded to previous efforts by the European Commission to introduce mandatory quotas for refugees for all EU members, which were rejected by many eastern and central European countries.

    “We find that the distribution in Europe (of asylum seekers) has failed and many states reject this. It won’t work like this,” the 34-year-old conservative leader said.

    On Wednesday, Brussels will launch its latest proposal for EU asylum policy…”

  9. Canary Islands see 500% increase in African migrants, levels back at mid-2000s peak

    “The arrival of African migrants to the Canary Islands in September reached unprecedented levels since the great wave of the second half of the 2000s, when tens of thousands of people landed on this Spanish archipelago near the African coast, French-language Moroccan weekly reports.

    The rise in arrivals has accelerated in recent days, coinciding with favorable weather. In the first half of September, nearly 1,200 people landed on the Canary Islands, according to official figures. Such a number of arrivals in a fortnight had not been reached since 2008. As for the last annual record, it dates from 2006, with the arrival of 31,600 migrants.

    From Jan. 1 to Sept. 15, 5,121 migrants arrived in the archipelago, which belongs to Spain but lies 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean, off an increase of 500 percent over one year, according to Spain’s interior ministry.

    The reactivation of this migrant route, dormant for years, coincides with the signing of agreements last year to control the borders of the European Union with Turkey, Libya or Morocco. According to InfoMigrants, the route “exploded” in usage once Morocco forcefully moved migrants away from its northern shores in September 2019 in order to keep them landing on the southern coast of Spain, said Txema Santana, of the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR).

    Spain reportedly built the “highest border wall in the world” this year in order to deter illegal migrants landing on the mainland, making the Canary Islands an attractive alternative.

    The sea route to the Canaries “is the most dangerous, it is the one where they take the most risks, and there are therefore more deaths,” Canary Prefect Anselmo Pestana told AFP. Some embark from Morocco, a 160 kilometers away, but others make the trip from Senegal or Gambia, about 1,000 kilometers away.

    Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 17, 251 people died on the journey, compared to 210 for the whole of 2019, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

    “It’s a complicated route. It can take 48 hours or more than a week, with a treacherous sea, changing winds and can turn the nights into hell,” according to Txema Santana, of the Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (CEAR), a NGO based in the Canaries.

    The pandemic has helped saturate the migrant reception system in the Canaries, forcing the creation of spaces for quarantines and preventing repatriation to Morocco and Mauritania due to border closures.

    The Canary Islands, consisting of seven small islands east of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean with a population of 2.1 million, is a Spanish region and as such, part of the European Union.”

  10. France: Algerian migrant Mohamed A. sentenced to 14 years in prison for drugging an raping patient in French hospital

    “On Monday, the Hauts-de-Seine Court sentenced a 50-year-old Algerian male who used to work as a nurse in the American Hospital of Neuilly-sur-Seine, to 14 years in prison for raping a patient under psychotropic treatment in February 2018. The woman was reportedly stunned with drugs at the time of the attack.

    The convicted man, Mohamed A., who started working at the Neuilly hospital in 2006, had already been sentenced in 2012 for “sexual assault on a vulnerable person”.

    The sentence, which is slightly less severe than the public prosecutor had demanded, also bans the perpetrator from participating in any medical and paramedical profession for five years and contains an injunction for treatment.

    Sylvie Noachovitch, the lawyer for the victim, described the accused man as a “predator”, adding that “if tomorrow he is outside, he will start again.”

    When assessing the mental health of the perpetrator, experts detected no mental pathology, but a strong need for “reassurance about his virility”.

    The victim has been severely affected by the incident, is “unable to work” and has since developed a “phobia” of the medical world.

    The Algerian originally wanted to become an architect but ended up studying nursing in Algeria.

    During his time in custody, Mohamed A. first denied everything, before changing his statement as the DNA samples taken in the room of the American hospital provided enough evidence of his guilt. Later, he admitted that he did have sexual intercourse with the victim, but claimed it was consensual.”

    • News in… The European Court of Human Rights have just released him when his Lawyer informed them he would only take 71 virgins in Jannah. “Having one less was considered fair and appropriate action in this case,” a spokesthem said.

  11. A close friend of Jake Gardner spoke to The Post Millennial about the relentless doxing & defamation by the leftist mob prior to his suicide. Gardner, a bar owner in Omaha, shot & killed a rioter who vandalized his business. He was indicted on the shooting
    Andy Ngô – September 21, 2020

    Carlos Osweda – Thread Reader – September 21, 2020

    • FLORIDA is so important. I’m unsure if this was already posted but here it is again.

      – Is Bloomberg trying to buy the Florida vote? Billionaire pays off more than $20m in debt for 31,000 felons so they can vote in the state where just 537 votes decided the presidential election in 2000 –

      * Bloomberg paid off $20M in debt for 31,000 felons in Florida so they can vote

      * The move comes just days after Florida Gov Ron DeSantis won a court victory to keep felons from voting until they’ve paid off fines, restitution and court fees

      * The billionaire has also pledged $100million to help Joe Biden win in Florida

      Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has paid off $20million in debt for more than 31,000 felons in Florida so that they can vote in the state where just 537 votes decided the presidential election in 2000.


  12. CNN -Schiff’s star witness Fiona Hill on election safety and Russian interference

    ( 23 min 48 )

    CNN’s Jim Sciutto talks to former National Security Council adviser for European and Russian affairs Fiona Hill about Russian interference in US elections.

  13. Channel Pr4vd4 – The white pro-Trump and black power militias arming up before the US election

    This summer of rage and anti-racist protest across the country isn’t just a rallying cry for marchers against police brutality and the Trump government. It’s been a call to arms for militia groups across the nation.

    Some of those groups have already been parading in the streets of America’s city, fully armed – including on the far right, a group called the Three Percenters – and the country’s biggest black militia, the NFAC.

    I’ve been meeting both groups, including an exclusive interview with the NFAC’s founder, Grandmaster Jay.

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