Reader’s Links for October 23, 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.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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122 Replies to “Reader’s Links for October 23, 2020”

  1. https://www.thejc.com/news/uk/new-report-warns-that-79-of-anti-vaccination-networks-host-jew-hate-1.507742

    “The government needs to urgently tackle the growth of conspiracy theories during the pandemic if the public are to remain trustful and confident in public health guidelines and recommendations.

    “As temporary restrictions on individual freedoms look set to be prolonged or extended as the United Kingdom enters a three-tier system of coronavirus controls, the need to address antisemitic and anti-vaccination conspiracy theories will become more acute.”

    The study — prepared for the government by Lord John Mann, its Independent Adviser on Antisemitism, and Dr Lewis Arthurton, an expert in molecular cell biology in health and disease — noted how countrywide lockdowns had left people feeling increasingly anxious and more susceptible to conspiracy theories about the pandemic.

    • Perfect pairing, people feeling increasingly anxious and more susceptible to conspiracy theories about the pandemic.

      Regression to scapegoating _Jews_ for epidemic disease goes all the way back to Ptolemaic (Macedonian-based Greek) and Roman Imperial times. The tropes just get more sophisticated.

      The anti-vaxx movement is/was Russian sabotage: skillful deployment of disinfo to sow division and make advanced countries vulnerable to age-old infectious diseases.
      https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/09/in-the-united-states-russian-trolls-are-peddling-measles-disinformation-on-twitter/

      It’s not surprising that antisemitism would hitch a ride on this vehicle. The Tsar’s secret police forged the notorious “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”; Stalin’s Doctors’ Plot had a good long run.

      It resonated as variants of the blood-libel have for millennia. Primitivism. Scapegoats. Politicians who know how to exploit that combination.

      Cuomo and De Blasio are doing it now, directing blame for coronavirus contagion on visible Jews. The NYT uses pix of Haredim to illustrate reckless disregard for human life: Men in black hats with a mask that’s slipped down.

      It’s the perfect storm.

      • ==> To be clear: There’s (1) anti-vaxx (smallpox, polio, TB, etc.) and (2) anti-COVID vaxx (still theoretical). VERY different in substance; conflation of the two couldn’t be more dangerous.

        It will take years, if ever, for a safe and effective vaccine against this virus. Simply OUT OF THE QUESTION for the at least the next 5-15 years.

        “Warp speed” development is part speculative bubble, part gaslighting. Watch the stocks of each BigPharma “product” rise and fall, based on mere rumors it didn’t kill anyone in a small test sample. Efficacy isn’t even mentioned because it can’t be known for YEARS.

        The evolving opposition to a still theoretical coronavirus vaccine must be closely observed. If the anti-vaxx movement advances on the back of this HOAX of a covid-“vaccine”, the cost in lives will be orders in magnitude greater than we can imagine.

      • Hope this isn't a double post.

        ==> To be clear: There’s (1) anti-vaxx (smallpox, polio, TB, etc.) and (2) anti-COVID vaxx (still theoretical). VERY different in substance; conflation of the two couldn’t be more dangerous.

        It will take years, if ever, for a safe and effective vaccine against this virus. Simply OUT OF THE QUESTION for the at least the next 5-15 years.

        “Warp speed” development is part speculative bubble, part gaslighting. Watch the stocks of each BigPharma “product” rise and fall, based on mere rumors it didn’t kill anyone in a small test sample. Efficacy isn’t even mentioned because it can’t be known for YEARS.

        The evolving opposition to a still theoretical coronavirus vaccine must be closely observed. If the anti-vaxx movement advances on the back of this HOAX of a covid-“vaccine”, the cost in lives will be orders in magnitude greater than we can imagine.

  2. Drunk me can’t remember if I’ve posted this yet but, here ya go….

    Tucker on 10/22/2020.

    https://www .bit chute .com/vid eo/8SAbwenpwln6/

    Again and again, please remove spaces from link.

  3. Military Regains Control Over Village Occupied by Terrorists for Two Weeks in Central Mali (sputniknews, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://sputniknews.com/africa/202010231080855944-military-regains-control-over-village-occupied-by-terrorists/

    “Malian security troops have freed the settlement of Farabougou in Segou region in central Mali, which has been under siege by suspected Islamist militants since early October, the army said early on Friday.

    “The village of #Farabougou was freed from the hands of satanic terrorists on Thursday, 22 October 2020 by the #FAMa. This is the result of an operation called “#Farabougoukalafia”, the armed forces tweeted.

    The village was occupied and blocked by armed militants preventing entrance and exit for over two weeks. The military was unable to regain it by force due to efforts by a mediation group to negotiate access to the village without resorting to violence.

    The rescue operation started on Thursday when military troops were deployed to the village by air along with essentials cargos. Malian soldiers reportedly entered the settlement without using weapons, while jihadist fighters cancelled a planned meeting with a mediation group fearing attack by Malian air forces.

    Media reports claimed that suspected jihadists have admitted their link to terrorism without naming the terrorist group they belonged to. The Islamists have accused the villagers, members of the Bambara ethnic group, of killing some Fulani people, another ethnic community inhabiting Mali. The attack on the settlement, which resulted in six fatalities and nine villagers going missing, and its subsequent blockade was an act of revenge, the terrorists claimed.”

  4. Live Updates: Iran Says Will Not Tolerate Aggression on Its Borders Amid Karabakh Crisis (sputniknews, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://sputniknews.com/world/202010231080855113-live-updates-armenian-pm-pashinyan-backs-possible-introduction-of-russian-peacekeepers-in-karabakh/

    “Kremlin on Potential Pashinyan-Aliyev Talks in Moscow: Russia Doing Everything to Stop War\

    Baku Claims Destroyed Yet Another Armenian UAV in Karabakh

    French President Macron Urges Sides to Abide by Ceasefire Deal in Joint Statement With Armenian President Sarkissian

    Azerbaijani MoD Claims Military Downed Four Armenian Drones

    Iran Will Not Tolerate Aggression on Its Borders, Territory Amid Nagorno-Karabakh Flare-up, Envoy to Russia Says

    Azerbaijan Imposes ‘Temporary Restrictions’ on Social Media Amid Karabakh Clashes – Aliyev

    Armenian Foreign Minister Meets State Dept. Representative to Begin US Visit

    Armenia Reports Clashes in Karabakh, Says Azerbaijani Forces Shelled Martuni Overnight

    Armenian PM Pashinyan Says Turkey Has Already Sent Troops to Karabakh

    Baku Reports New Clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh”

  5. ‘Far-right plot to kill solicitor who defends UK migrants’: Suspect, 28, is charged with preparing terror acts after man carrying Nazi flag burst into law firm with knife and handcuffs (dailymail, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8871879/Far-right-plot-kill-solicitor-defends-UK-migrants.html

    “A man has been charged with a terrorist plot to kill a solicitor over his role in representing immigrants.

    Cavan Medlock, 28, is alleged to have arrived at the Duncan Lewis offices in Harrow on September 7, armed with a knife and handcuffs, while carrying a Confederate flag and a Nazi flag.

    Prosecutors say he is an extreme right-wing terrorist who planned to kill a solicitor at the firm because he objected to his involvement in preventing the Government deporting immigrants.

    Medlock, from Harrow, was not present during a hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday after he stripped to his waist as he briefly appeared by video-link from Wormwood Scrubs prison, before refusing to put his clothes back on.

    He is charged with preparation of terrorist acts under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006…”

    • He needs a mental health assessment and probably medication.
      The only reason to call him far-right is to libel the fr
      Not to blame him, but the solicitor’s office needs better security in case someone both rational and evil comes the next time.

  6. So Much for Free Expression: Beheaded Teacher Interrogated by Police over Mohammed Images Days Before Attack (breitbart, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/10/23/free-expression-beheaded-teacher-interrogated-police-mohammed-images-days-before-attack/

    “French teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded by a radical Islamic terrorist for showing images of the Islamic prophet during a less on freedom of expression, is being honoured by the French state – but just days prior to his brutal assassination he was interrogated by the police over those same images.

    France has, at the governmental and institutional level, come out strongly for Mr Paty, a father-of-one in his forties, as a martyr to France’s traditional values of liberty and secularism — so the fact he was hauled before investigators for the act of “blasphemy” which led to his death is something of a blow to the official narrative.

    One of the parents of a student at the Bois d’Aulne college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), near Paris, had filed a complaint with the authorities that Paty’s actions amounted to the “dissemination of pornographic images”, according to France Info.

    Explaining what had happened in class during his interrogation, Paty told investigators that he had “suggested that my students look away for a few seconds if they thought they might be shocked for one reason or another.”

    “At no time did I tell the students: ‘Muslims, you can go out because you are going to be shocked.’ And I did not ask only the students who were of the Muslim faith,” he insisted.

    “My goal when I asked them to look away was that they didn’t feel offended.”

    Four days later Paty was publicly beheaded by Chechen migrant Aboulakh Anzorov, who came to France as a refugee, after a pair of teenagers from the school waited with Anzorov for two hours and pointed him out in exchange for a few hundred euros.

    Those two teenagers, along with a father accused by the authorities of effectively launching a “fatwa” against the teacher in an online diatribe which was shared on social media by a mosque, are now set to face charges in connection with Paty’s murder, along with several others.”

  7. Judges Block Deportation of Knife Killer Migrant on ‘Human Rights’ Grounds (breitbart, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/10/23/judges-block-deportation-of-knife-killer-migrant-human-rights-grounds/

    “Judges have ruled an illegal migrant who stabbed a man to death after he was supposed to be deported can stay in Britain, citing his “human rights”.

    The killer, a Sri Lankan man who can be identified at ‘GR’ due to the judges protecting his identity, came to Britain in 2002 aged 28 and lodged an asylum claim which was rejected as illegitimate. lodging an appeal against the decision, which was also rejected, and then another citing the Human Rights Act, which enshrines the Euorpean Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in British law.

    As bogus asylum seekers are not detained until their deportation can be arranged, however, he remained at large, and “committed a number of criminal offences following the refusal of his appeal” in the meantime, according to an Upper Tribunal judge.

    In 2006 his criminality worsened, and he was “handed two short jail terms for assault, and later that year a further assault led to a hospital order,” according to the Daily Mail — but his deportation was still not carried out.

    Finally, in 2010, he killed a man living in the same sheltered accommodation, stabbing him 21 times — but even this was not enough to him removed from the country, and in 2019 he lodged another asylum claim which accepted by a lower asylum and immigration tribunal on “human rights” grounds.

    Priti Patel’s Home Office appealed this decision in December — the fourth hearing concerning the migrant’s place in the country — but the Upper Tribunal agreed with the decision to let him remain.

    Judges frequently prevent the removal of illegal migrants from Britain — grounding an entire removal flight to Spain, a safe, first world EU member-state, just this September — as well as criminal migrants, whether they originally arrived legally or illegally.

    In 2017, for example, the Court of Appeal ruled it would “not be fair” to deport a paedophile from Zimbabwe, not because the Government did not have just grounds to remove him but because its lawyers had taken too long to make the correct arguments to remove him.

    In June this year, a judge ruled that a Taliban terrorist who already had an asylum claim rejected and lost six taxpayer-funded appeals could stay after all, because Afghanistan would not do as good a job as the British health service of providing him with free healthcare for the PTSD he supposedly acquired while fighting in the country — against Britain and its allies.

    The Conservative Party has pledged for years that it will take action to increase deportations and change the laws which allow judges to keep dangerous foreigners in the country, but in fact, they have fallen to their lowest level in years.

    Priti Patel has suggested that meaningful action will, finally, be taken months from now when the Brexit-in-name-only “transition” period finally expires at the end of 2020 — but changes to the Human Rights Act would still be needed to make a difference, as well as an exit from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which is not an EU institution and will continue to be able to enforce the European Convention in Britain regardless of its EU membership and regardless of whether or not the domestic Human Rights Act is changed or abolished.

    Boris Johnson’s government is not seriously discussing doing any of this, however, despite having a substantial parliamentary majority — and it has even offered assurances to the EU that it will remain committed to the European Convention after 2020.”

  8. Swedish Police to Use Drones to Watch No-Go Areas Around the Clock (breitbart, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/10/23/swedish-police-to-use-drones-to-watch-no-go-areas-around-the-clock/

    “Swedish police in Linköping will deploy drones equipped with cameras around the clock to monitor crime in the city’s so-called no-go areas.

    The police say they will be deploying the drones in the neighbourhoods of Ryd and Skäggetorp between October 19th and January 18th to watch for potential drug trafficking.

    Ann-Christine Rehnström, the Local Police Area Manager of Linköping, told broadcaster SVT: “Camera surveillance is a complement to the work we are already doing in Skäggetorp and Ryd.”

    “We already have our eyes out there in the form of fixed camera surveillance, body-worn cameras, and we now also have drones that we can use and get an overview of the area,” Rehnström said.

    “We have trained drone pilots in the local area of Linköping who can use this technical complement to our operations,” she added.

    Both areas have been on the Swedish police’s list of so-called “vulnerable areas”, commonly referred to as no-go areas, in the past.

    Last year, Linköping’s local government tried to have the list blocked from the public eye, as Skäggetorp was listed among the 23 areas in Sweden deemed “particularly vulnerable”.

    Police define the particularly vulnerable areas as “characterised by social problems and a criminal presence which led to a widespread reluctance to participate in the legal process and difficulties for the police to fulfil their mission. The situation is considered acute.”

    The city is not the first in Sweden to use the tactic of deploying drones in no-go areas. In December 2019, the multicultural southern city of Malmö deployed drones as part of the nationwide anti-gang police operation known as Operation Rimfrost.”

  9. Today marks another anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Understanding the defiant attitude of these people can be better understood by watching this archival footage. No help came. They were on their own.

    https://youtu.be/GRM3nLnmx6U

    Never trust a communist.

  10. US sanctions 2 senior members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah (abcnews, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-sanctions-senior-members-lebanons-hezbollah-73784298

    “The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned two high-ranking Hezbollah officials, including a former military commander in the country’s south.

    The sanctioned officials are Nabil Qaouk and Hassan al-Baghdadi, both members of Hezbollah’s Central Council. The Council is responsible for electing members of the group’s top decision-making body, the Shura Council. Qaouk also served as Hezbollah’s military commander in south Lebanon from 1995 until 2010.

    “Today we’re designating two Hezbollah officials, further exposing the terrorist group’s activities and disrupting its operational networks,” U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a tweet Friday.

    The Trump administration has intensified sanctions on the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group and institutions linked to it to unprecedented levels, targeting lawmakers and allies of the group for the first time. The U.S. considers the group, which is heavily armed and a dominant military and political force in Lebanon, to be a terrorist organization.

    Last month, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned two former Cabinet ministers allied with Hezbollah, including the country’s ex-finance minister. Those sanctions were a rare move and delivered a strong message to allies of the group in Lebanon, which is experiencing an unprecedented economic and financial crisis.

    Separately, the U.S. Treasury also sanctioned Iran’s ambassador to Iraq — a member of the Quds Force, an elite wing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, that oversees foreign operations. Iraj Masjedi took over the political side of Iran’s Iraq portfolio after the leader of the Quds Force, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a U.S. attack in January this year..

    Pompeo said Masjedi has directed the group’s activities for years, threatening Iraqi stability.”

  11. Erdogan confirms Russian S-400 tests despite US objections (abcnews, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/erdogan-confirms-russian-400-tests-us-obejections-73784162

    “Turkey’s president on Friday confirmed the country tested its Russian-made S-400 missile defense system, despite objections from the United States.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey had every right to test its equipment. “They were tested, they’re being tested,” he announced.

    “America’s stance is absolutely not binding for us,” he said. “We aren’t going to ask America.”

    Washington has strongly objected to NATO member Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian anti-aircraft system and suspended Turkey from its F-35 fighter jet program, saying the S-400s are a threat to the stealth fighter jets and wouldn’t be interoperable with NATO systems.

    It has also warned Ankara that it risks U.S. sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act if the S-400 system is activated.

    Ankara insists it was forced to purchase the Russian system after Washington refused to sell it the U.S. Patriot system. It also argues that it’s Ankara’s sovereign right to buy the system it wants.

    Erdogan also suggested a double standard, saying NATO member Greece was using its S-300 missile defense system. He asked: “Is America telling them anything?”

    Russia delivered the Russian defense system last year. Turkey had initially said the S-400 would be operational in April, but it has since delayed activating the system. Turkish media reported last week the military test-fired the Russian S-400 air defense system in the Black Sea province of Sinop.

    “This means that the gentlemen are disturbed especially because this is a weapon belonging to Russia,” Erdogan said. “We are determined, we will continue on our path.””

  12. A largely contrarian view of the final debate – Liberty Unyielding

    People who wanted a more decorous debate than the first one had to be gratified by Thursday night’s performance. I admit, I wasn’t as thrilled with the moderator’s (Kristen Welker’s) handling as some were. Basically, she didn’t have as much to try to control as Chris Wallace did in the first debate, because of the muted microphones. But she did OK.

    It’s not the moderator’s fault that his or her assigned role is to put the Republican on the defensive with loaded questions and set the Democrat up to recite approved talking points. Welker stepped up to the plate and got that job done. Someone on Twitter passed on an unofficial tally of the “Trump versus Biden” cutoff count; i.e., how many times Welker cut off Trump versus how many times she cut off Biden; and the numbers look pretty accurate to me.

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2020/10/23/a-largely-contrarian-view-of-the-final-debate/

    (Richard: I agree with JE, this debate was style over substance and nothing new was brought out and few if any minds were changed.

    In the after debate analysis Bongino made a very big point, this election is a base election. It is about energizing the base to turn out and vote while depressing the enemy base so they stay home. .This is where the Pollsters are getting it wrong, look at the turn out for the Trump Rallies v the Biden non events. Trump draws thousands to 10s of thousands while Biden is luck to draw a couple of dozen. The Dems are going to try fraudulent voting to make up the difference but if enough of the Trump base turn out it won’t matter.)

  13. CBC – If Biden avoids blunders, Trump will be defeated: Al Sharpton

    Rev. Al Sharpton believes U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to manage COVID-19 and race relations will haunt him in the presidential election.

    + comments on the YT page

    • CNN – Why a Democratic landslide could crush the GOP for years to come

      A Democratic landslide could be coming.

      CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how this potential wave will crash hardest — and with the most impact — at the state legislative level.

    • If China is willing to admit to a loss of revenue it means the loss was several times greater then they admit.

      This is one more data point in how bad the Chinese economy is, they are facing unprecedented economic and social problems, I don’t know what they are going to do to try and take the peoples minds off their problems but if they don’t do something the entire house of cards will collapse.

    • All of Southern Africa is in a drought of varying degrees of harshness, things are getting bad and will probably get a lot worse.

  14. It’s not democracy Democrats are bent on saving by packing court. It’s their own political agenda
    By Howard Portnoy October 23, 2020

    Yesterday Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and now it’s on to the full Senate for an up or down vote. The Democratic position on her confirmation, which has been well established, was articulated again by minority leader Chuck Schumer, who called the process “illegitimate.”

    How exactly Barrett’s confirmation is “illegitimate” has never been adequately explained, though an op-ed at NBC News by Pepperdine University Law Professor Edward Larson provides the latest attempt at scratching this unscratchable itch. Here’s the opening paragraph of the piece, which is titled “Amy Coney Barrett’s partisan nomination subverts the very intent of the Supreme Court.”

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2020/10/23/its-not-democracy-democrats-are-bent-on-saving-by-packing-court-its-their-own-political-agenda/

  15. Kamala Harris and Other Top Dems Listed in Email as ‘Key Contacts’ in Biden Family Deal With Chinese Firm

    Sen. Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats are included on a list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving Jim and Hunter Biden and a shady and now-bankrupt Chinese Communist energy firm, according to an email obtained by Fox News.

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/10/22/kamala-harris-and-other-top-dems-listed-in-email-as-key-contacts-in-biden-family-deal-with-chinese-firm/

  16. The October Laptop Surprise

    Joe Biden: a known national security threat.
    Fri Oct 23, 2020 Fredy Lowe
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    Please promise not to even whisper amongst yourselves what you are about to read here. Do not share it, or even comment below about Hunter Biden’s laptop, because social media tells us that you are not qualified to know or discuss this information at the risk of having your account banned, where you will possibly be electronically scorned for life.

    And, as if the threat of being banned by FB or Twitter were not bad enough, the ultimate warning was laid down by James Clapper, “Fight if you want, but there’s nothing you can do. ‘The emails are Russian’ is going to be the official dominant narrative in the mainstream political discourse, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it! Resistance is Futile.”

    Who amongst us will volunteer to tell former DNI James Clapper that he is—so yesterday—and would he please mind sitting down. And, furthermore, that it has been confirmed by the current DNI John Ratcliffe that, “Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”

    And, so we begin:

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/10/october-laptop-surprise-fredy-lowe/

  17. Turkey condemns police storming of Berlin mosque

    The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday strongly condemned the police storming of a Berlin mosque, calling it an ugly act, disregarding the sanctity of a place of worship.

    “A raid on a mosque with a large number of police officers on the grounds of a financial investigation while the community was gathered for the morning prayer is never acceptable,” the statement read, saying this act was not only against the Mevlana Mosque community but also against the Muslim community as a whole “It is also a new example of the prejudiced, discriminatory and disproportionate treatment suffered by Germany’s Muslim community, which is close to 5 million,” it said.

    German police on Wednesday stormed the Mevlana Mosque and several other establishments in Berlin as part of an investigation into a coronavirus subsidy fraud, Turkey’s German-language public broadcaster TRT Deutsch reported Thursday.

    The mosque rejected the allegation the same day and criticized how the police conducted the search.

    Around 150 officers masked in balaclavas and wearing boots stormed the carpeted building during the morning prayer.

    The police confiscated 7,000 euro ($8,200) in cash, various data carriers, computers and files, the public prosecutor said Wednesday on Twitter.

    The search was directed against three suspects, who applied for immediate coronavirus aid in an allegedly unjustified manner.

    German journalist Fabian Goldmann criticized the incident on Twitter by saying there were 10 times as many officers involved in searching the mosque for 70,000 euro than the search in the 55 billion euro CumEx tax fraud scandal where only 15 police officers were involved.

    The mosque rejected the allegations of fraud, saying open questions about the application could have been quickly clarified by “simply asking.” No such request, however, was put forward the mosque’s board of directors said.

    “The Mevlana Mosque is a long-established community that is known throughout Berlin for its social engagement. Instead of rewarding it for this, the mosque needs to justify itself. Our community did not deserve this,” the statement read.

    “After the 2014 arson attack on our mosque, we would have liked such a committed effort by the investigators,” it said, stressing that the attack has yet to be clarified. The mosque intends to take legal steps in regard to the operation.

    https://www.dailysabah.com/world/europe/turkey-condemns-police-storming-of-berlin-mosque?

  18. EUROPRAVDA – QAnon in Europe: the meteoric rise of a dangerous conspiracy theory, boosted by the pandemic

    Labelled a terror threat in the US by the FBI, Qanon’s pro-Trump social media conspiracy theorists are now on the ground at demonstrations in Europe boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Unreported Europe looks into who they are – and why many experts feel the phenomenon is too dangerous to be ignored.

  19. Orthodox Jewish Vote will help decide the 2020 election

    … Part of President Trump’s firm, fervent, and devoted base is that of the Orthodox Jewish Community in America. It is estimated that Donald Trump received 25% (the number varies but it is close) of the Jewish vote in 2016.… 83% of Orthodox Jews will be voting For President Trump.…

    Given the closeness of the race in key battleground states every Orthodox Jewish vote becomes that much more important and essential.… Since President Trump only won by 112,911 votes in Florida and only 44,241 in Pennsylvania, there is no doubt that the Orthodox vote was helpful and that the Orthodox Voting Bloc can indeed sway an election. This is even more evident in Michigan where President Trump only won by 10,700 votes. Similarly in Wisconsin where President Trump only won by 22,748 votes.

    Although the Pew study of 2013 indicated that the Orthodox only make up 10% of the American Jewish population, this can be very misleading because a state like Florida has closer to 20% Orthodox. The Jewish population of Florida is 657,095. This would mean that over 100,000 votes in Florida alone will go to President Trump from the Orthodox Jewish community. This could be the difference.

    Similarly in Pennsylvania with a Jewish population of 434,165. I grew up in Pennsylvania so I know it well. Even saying only 10% of Jews there are Orthodox, it would still translate into over 35,000 votes. Again, the Orthodox can be the differential between victory and defeat. Michigan has a Jewish population of 87,905 and Wisconsin 33,455. Again, the Orthodox can seal the deal for the President these states.…

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/289680

  20. Kadyrov urges Frenchmen not to provoke Muslims with caricatures

    The head of Chechnya has condemned the murder of the French teacher, noting that he treats the disrespectful attitude to Islam as a provocation. The 18-year-old Chechen, whom investigators treat as the killer, had refugee status in France.

    […]
    Ramzan Kadyrov has urged not to focus on the nationality of the alleged killer. “This is not the first time that people in France are trying to blame Chechens of all their problems. I dare to assure everyone – Chechens have nothing to do with it. Moreover, A.Anzorov spent almost his entire life in France, having moved there as a child with his parents; he grew up next to Frenchmen, communicated, spoke and wrote in their language,” Mr Kadyrov has written today on his Telegram channel.

    He stated that he condemns this terror act and expressed condolences to the relatives of the assassinated teacher. However, at the same time, Kadyrov believes that Anzorov and other French Muslims are provoked to such actions.

    https://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/52493/

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    Chechen leader denounces terrorist attack on teacher outside Paris

    Ramzan Kadyrov pointed out that the suspect had lived most of his lifetime in France

    “We condemn this act of terror and offer condolences to the family of the victim. Strongly opposing terrorism in any manifestations, I urge not to provoke the believers, nor to hurt their religious feelings,” the Chechen leader said.

    He assured France that the Chechens had nothing to do with the attack.

    “It is not the first time when France attempts to blame Chechens for all her problems. Let me assure you that Chechens are not a part of them,” Kadyrov stated.

    Kadyrov pointed out that the suspect had lived most of his lifetime in France.

    “Looking ahead, so that French investigators will not add color to the ‘Chechen trace’ version, I emphasize that Anzorov visited the Chechen Republic only once in his life at the age of two years,” Chechnya’s head said.

    […]
    https://tass.com/russia/1213395

      • Great read, 2010
        The Moscow Bombing – A Classic Chechen ‘Black Widow’ Operation

        The bombing took place at peak rush hour. The first martyr-bomber detonated herself at 7:56am in the Lubyanka station which serves the Kremlin’s bureaucracy. The second martyr-bomber detonated herself at 8:37am in the Park Kulturi station, a connection and transfer station from the Ring Line leading to Moscow’s center.

        Both martyr-bombers detonated themselves inside train cars just as the doors were opened to let passengers in and out. At the time of writing, the death toll stands at 39 fatalities and more than 70 wounded.

        The Moscow bombing was a classic Chechen “Black Widow” operation carried out by young women from the Northern Caucasus. The term “Black Widows” was coined by the Russian security authorities in the mid-1990s after the Chechen jihadist leadership identified the first female martyr-bombers as widows and relatives of martyred mujahedin out to avenge their blood. As with previous “Black Widow” operations during the first half of the decade, the jihadist commanders were apprehensive about the possibility that the would-be martyr-bomber would change her mind at the last minute.

        http://fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/war/terrorism_war/news.php?q=1270664673

      • 2005
        How Chechnya Became a Breeding Ground for Terror

        On September 1, 2004, a group of Chechen terrorists took hostage and two days later murdered at least 335 schoolchildren and parents in Beslan, a town in the Russian republic of North Ossetia. The atrocity focused world attention on Chechnya.

        The Russian government used the event to reiterate its arguments that Chechen terrorists and foreign jihadists supporting them have ideological, financial, and operational ties with Islamist terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda…

        Conclusions

        …U.S. and European officials are slowly realizing the repercussions of hundreds of battle-hardened jihadis just three hours by plane from Western Europe. In the era of global jihad, terrorists operating in the remote mountains of the Caucasus pose the same threat as a cell operating in the heart of any Western European city.

        Jean Louis Bruguière, the French magistrate that conducted the investigation on the Chechnya-trained cell that planned to bomb the Russian embassy in Paris, said after the perpetrators’ arrests, “We have some information that the Caucasus at the present time will play a very major role and could be a new Afghanistan.”[78]

        Western authorities should heed Bruguière’s warning. Chechnya may appear a diplomatic and military quagmire as once did Afghanistan. But the cost of leaving the problem unaddressed can be high. Chechnya may seem half a world away, but distance is no longer a guarantee of immunity from terror.

        https://www.meforum.org/744/how-chechnya-became-a-breeding-ground-for-terror
        ……..
        how much worse now?

  21. Canadian politician Randy Hillier questions parliament about isolation camps being built

    Canadian politician Randy Hillier questions parliament about interment camps being built and they turn his microphone off.

  22. A TWO-in-ONE:

    WALES – SHOPPERS in Wales vented their fury as “non-essential” items were covered up in supermarkets with the nation now beginning its “firebreak” lockdown.

    Stores are now unable to sell clothes to customers and staff are being told to prioritise the sale of “important” essential goods during the 17-day lockdown.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13006099/wales-lockdown-shops-covering-up-non-essential-items/

    AND

    BRITAIN – A SCHOOL pupil who recently moved to the UK looks like a 40-year-old man and there is “no way” he is a teen, worried parents said today.

    Concerned parents have demanded answers after a new student who looks far too old to be in Year 11 and “has a thin hairline” arrived at the school in Coventry.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12999800/asylum-seeker-pupil-coventry-school/

  23. Lekki bridge, massacre. Lagos, Nigeria.

    “The protests began earlier this month, over rampant abuses perpetrated by the notorious special anti-robbery squad (Sars), a police unit with a reputation for corruption and torture, capturing global attention.

    According to witnesses, dozens of soldiers disembarked from at least four trucks, flanked by police officers. They approached the scene of a major protest site where more than a thousand people had taken over a toll gate in Lekki, a large district in Lagos Island.

    Almost instantly, hundreds were forced to flee as a rain of bullets rang out. First into the air, and then towards the crowds, Shola said. Bodies collapsed to the ground around him as he ran away, he said. “They killed so many innocent souls. I was running away and they were chasing after us. People were dying instantly, as if it was a game.””
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/21/they-just-acted-like-animals-anger-after-protesters-shot-by-security-forces-in-nigeria

    https://youtu.be/IH17SiBb6cE

  24. France: Pupils Arrested After Praising Sharia and Threatening Teacher (breitbart, Oct 23, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/10/23/france-pupils-arrested-praising-sharia-threatening-teacher/

    “Police took seven pupils at a school in the commune of Muret into custody after they threatened a high school civics teacher and praised Islamic sharia law.

    The incident occurred just a week before the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded in the street by a Chechen refugee radical Islamic extremist after showing his class pictures of the Mohammed cartoons published by magazine Charlie Hebdo.

    The teacher at Pierre-Aragon High School was teaching a similar lesson on equal treatment of men and women and mentioned the principles of secularism, and how they relate to the wearing of the Islamic veil in public, La Depeche reports.

    “That conversation did not spark the controversy, but when she indicated that we had more rights in France than in Saudi Arabia, two pupils disputed this and claimed that sharia law was better than French law,” a source close to the case told the newspaper.

    The teacher stated that after the lesson, a 16-year-old girl approached her and insulted her, followed by two boys who are said to have had a “heated exchange” with the female teacher.

    After the teacher filed a complaint with the local Gendarmes, seven people, all minors, were arrested. A children’s judge indicted one of the minors earlier this week after the Toulouse minor prosecutor’s office decided to lay charges in the case.

    Since the brutal terrorist murder of Samual Paty last week, French teachers have come forward about the rise of Islamist ideas in their classrooms.

    High school teacher Jean-Baptiste Jorda, who works in the no-go suburbs of Paris, said that when he showed pupils footage of Pakistanis burning French flags in response to the republishing of the Mohammed cartoons, the pupils cheered.

    “I thought it would make them think, but most of the pupils stood up and applauded,” he said.

    Teachers in Sweden have also expressed concerns that such attacks could happen in their country, as well.

    “Unfortunately, I think this is something that we have to see as an actual risk in Swedish schools, as well. The attacks might come from Islamist or right-wing extremists, but we have to be prepared for that to happen. It’s not a question of if, but when,” Swedish teacher Olof Linton said.”

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