Reader’s Links for November 28, 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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    • MARCH 2020 – Fire destroys most voting machines in Venezuela’s main elections warehouse

      CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year.

      Nearly 50,000 voting machines and almost 600 computers went up in flames as a result of the fire that broke out on Saturday, said elections council chief Tibisay Lucena.

      “There was little that could be rescued,” Lucena said in a statement broadcast on state television.

      “If there are small groups (of people) who think that this will end our constitutionally established electoral processes, they are very wrong.”

      She did not elaborate on how many voting machines were still available for use, or how the incident would affect future elections.

      Lucena said she had asked state prosecutors to look into the cause of the blaze, which did not cause any injuries.

      The South American country’s elections have come under heavy criticism since President Nicolas Maduro’s 2018 re-election was widely dismissed as rigged in his favor, leading dozens of governments around the world to disavow his government in 2019.

      Smartmatic, the company that manufactures the equipment, halted its Venezuelan operations in 2017 after a disputed referendum to create a parliamentary superbody known as the Constituent Assembly. The firm said the results of that vote had been inflated by at least 1 million votes in favor of the government.

      Venezuela holds elections this year for parliament, which is currently controlled by the opposition. Maduro’s adversaries are demanding that the country instead hold a new presidential election, and have not yet said whether they will participate in the legislative election. A date for that vote has not been set.

      https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/world/fire-destroys-most-voting-machines-in-venezuelas-main-elections-warehouse-421134/

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      MARCH 2020 – Corporate Media Condone Destruction of Venezuela’s Voting Machines

      […]An unknown militant group styling itself the “Venezuelan Patriotic Front” claimed responsibility for the arson attack, which comes as the Maduro government and moderate opposition factions continue high-level negotiations to hold parliamentary elections in a bid to overcome the country’s current standoff.

      Given Western journalists’ moral outrage over the dubious allegations of widespread “meddling” in the 2016 US presidential election, consistency would have mandated a similar response to such a brazen attack on Venezuela’s democracy.

      Instead, corporate outlets followed the familiar script of blaming the victim, repeating the US State Department talking point that the Venezuelan electoral system is “rigged” and floating outlandish conspiracy theories.

      The Fiction of ‘Fraud’
      After running through some of the details of the incident, Reuters (3/8/20) stated:

      The South American country’s elections have come under heavy criticism since President Nicolás Maduro’s 2018 re-election was widely dismissed as rigged in his favor, leading dozens of governments around the world to disavow his government in 2019.

      The BBC (3/9/20) likewise emphasized that Venezuela’s elections have been “beset by allegations of fraud…[and] vote-rigging.”

      The not-so-subtle implication is that the burnt voting machines had previously served as an accessory to the “fraud” perpetrated by the Maduro government.

      This is a particularly scandalous suggestion, given that Venezuela’s electoral system, unlike its US counterpart, is one of the most efficient and transparent in the world. Witnesses representing competing political parties—including the opposition—are present at polling stations and are required to sign off on the numerous, publicly available audits realized before, during and after the fully automated process. Indeed, Venezuela is the only country in the world that does an on-the-spot citizens’ audit after voting centers close, in which the electronic tallies of 53% of randomly selected voting machines are compared to the physical receipts printed by those machines and deposited by voters in a sealed box. In 2018, opposition parties representing Henri Falcon approved each and every one of the CNE’s 24 audits, even those carried out after their candidate cried fraud.

      AFP (published in France24, 3/9/20), for its part, was more honest. In lieu of repeating the baseless fraud narrative, the agency observed that the CNE “has been the target of opposition criticism in every election,” before going on to quote the council’s president, Tibisay Lucena, denouncing the opposition’s record of electoral violence.

      However, like Reuters and the BBC, AFP declined to inform readers that the opposition’s perennial fraud claims—in 2018 as well as in 2017, 2013, 2010 and on multiple other occasions —have been invariably bereft of substantive evidence.

      Concealing Opposition Culpability

      Concealing Opposition Culpability
      Embarrassingly, with the exception of the Daily Mail (3/10/20), virtually no corporate outlets have reported the crucial plot detail that a hard-right opposition group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

      After suppressing this inconvenient fact, AP (published in the Washington Post, 3/9/20) went so far as to promote the opposition’s bizarre conspiracy theory that the fire was a false flag by the Maduro government, quoting no less than two opposition sources: a London-based financial consultant and self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó.

      Strangely, the reporter also repeats the narrative that the voting machines are an instrument in the Venezuelan government’s “quest to hold legislative elections this year that could help President Nicolás Maduro consolidate his power.”

      It would seem that the reader is expected to believe that Maduro is attempting to convene constitutionally mandated legislative elections in order to “consolidate his power,” while at the same destroying the very means of holding those elections for some unknown reason.

      Not only do AP and its counterparts omit anti-government militants’ self-declared responsibility for torching the machines, they also ignore the opposition’s very plausible motives for their destruction: The Venezuelan electoral system’s transparency has been an obstacle to the US-opposition strategy of delegitimizing all Chavista-won elections and paving the way for their coup efforts.

      This would not be the first time that the Venezuelan right wing has attacked electoral infrastructure. During 2017 National Assembly elections, the opposition reportedly besieged 200 voting centers—a fact ignored by all corporate outlets, with the partial exception of AFP (3/9/20), which quoted a Venezuelan official’s denunciation of opposition electoral violence.

      The hardline factions of Venezuela’s US-sponsored opposition have as recently as October (El Nacional, 10/22/19) called for an abandonment of the country’s state-of-the-art automated voting system—which combines rapid electronic transmission of results with the security of publicly audited physical receipts—in favor of more tamperable manual voting.

      By omitting these crucial facts, corporate journalists slander Venezuela’s electoral system at the moment that it is under devastating assault. The pretense of earnest concern is easily pierced; their true function is to disseminate US imperial propaganda that Venezuela and its progressive regional allies are not democracies, and therefore legitimate targets for coups, economic warfare and/or military intervention

      https://fair.org/home/corporate-media-condone-destruction-of-venezuelas-voting-machines/

  1. The War On White America Heats Up: The BREATHE Act Seeks To Criminalize Punishing Black People

    Paul Kersey
    11/27/2020
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    The only way to fight perceived injustices against black and brown Americans is to basically make it illegal to punish black and brown for breaking the law.

    Distilled down to the core concepts of this policy, championed by Reps. Ayanna Presley and Rashida Tlaib, it’s basically a perpetual get-out-of-jail free card straight from the game of Monopoly and into he hands of every black and brown would-be criminal across America.

    Who knows, they might even get $200 without even passing Go… T

    The BREATHE Act Is the Modern-Day Civil Rights Legislation We Need, Teen Vogue, November 19, 2020
    Police terror and mass incarceration do not exist in a vacuum. In our country, harm and punishment have invaded every aspect of society, and have done so with surgical racial precision. We see it in the ways we address drug dependency and mental health crises by disproportionately putting Black and Brown people behind bars instead of providing holistic treatment. We see it in inhumane panhandling laws and cash bail that punishes people for being poor. We see it when we suspend Black children from school and give them detention at disproportionate rates. At each step, our government has legitimized punishing Black and Brown people. It is not surprising, then, that the police commit harm and violence against Black and Brown bodies with impunity—and at alarming rates.

    We need to radically reimagine our concept of justice and safety. For too long, we have addressed harm with reciprocal harm. Our elected and appointed officials catered to our worst retributive instincts, resulting in mandatory minimums, sentencing enhancements, and over-policing. What did it get us? An unaddressed drug dependency and mental health crisis, jails overflowing with Black and Brown people, and too many lost loved ones to count.

    What we need now is a focus on health and healing. While some pundits and naysayers saw calls to defund the police and invest in Black communities as pipe dreams, our movement did what it always does. We listened, we got to work, and we wrote the BREATHE Act. While it has not been introduced into Congress just yet, we do have champions: Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib spoke at the press launch for the bill. We want the next Presidential administration to prioritize the passing of this powerful modern day civil rights legislation. We built the roadmap to take us away from harm and towards health and healing—now, we hope they follow it.

    The BREATHE Act is a legislative love letter to Black people. When I read it for the first time, it made me emotional to finally see a law that made me and my community feel seen and our needs addressed. That is what we have been missing for too long. Practically speaking, the BREATHE Act is a landmark civil rights bill. It takes bold, progressive steps to build public safety systems that work for all of us, no matter what community we come from.

    When we say we need to rethink harm and punishment, that cannot just be personal reflection. Our policymaking needs to follow suit. That is what BREATHE is.

    https://vdare.com/posts/the-war-on-white-america-heats-up-the-breathe-act-seeks-to-criminalize-punishing-black-people

  2. Mattis failed to disclose role with global consultant tied to China in bombshell column

    A column this week by former Defense Secretary James N. Mattis that blasted President Trump’s “America First” theme did not disclose that Mr. Mattis holds a senior position at the Cohen Group, a firm that dedicates itself to making business deals in China.

    Mr. Trump’s get-tough approach toward China — tariffs and prohibitions on Beijing’s cyberproducts — is generally counter to the Cohen Group’s objective of bringing Chinese and U.S. companies together in multimillion dollar deals.

    The Cohen Group, founded by former Defense Secretary William Cohen and staffed by a number of former high-ranking government and military leaders, has two of its four overseas offices in China.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/25/james-mattis-failed-disclose-his-role-consultant-t/

    Note: I would love to see Brad Johnson’s comments on this.

  3. 5 More Ways Joe Biden Magically Outperformed Election Norms
    Surely the journalist class should be intrigued by the historic implausibility of Joe Biden’s victory. That they are not is curious, to say the least.
    J.B. Shurk
    By J.B. Shurk
    NOVEMBER 23, 2020
    In all the excitement among objective journalists for Joe Biden’s declared victory, reporters are missing how extraordinary the Democrat’s performance was in the 2020 election. It’s not just that the former vice president is on track to become the oldest president in American history, it’s what he managed to accomplish at the polls this year.

    Candidate Joe Biden was so effective at animating voters in 2020 that he received a record number of votes, more than 15 million more than Barack Obama received in his re-election of 2012. Amazingly, he managed to secure victory while also losing in almost every bellwether county across the country. No presidential candidate has been capable of such electoral jujitsu until now.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/23/5-more-ways-joe-biden-magically-outperformed-election-norms/

  4. CBC – Senior military commander to lead Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    The Canadian Forces general in charge of planning and logistics for Canada’s vaccine rollout was announced Friday.

    But it raises questions about why military officers are needed at all.

  5. CBC – efence minister discusses Canadian military’s role in vaccine rollout

    Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan says Canada is looking at ‘all options’ when it comes to the role the military could play in the country’s vaccine rollout.

  6. TORONTO, November 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Ontario Independent Member of Provincial Parliament Randy Hillier was charged yesterday for organizing and attending an anti-lockdown protest outside the provincial legislature that was attended by an estimated 700 people.

    Hillier was charged under the Reopening Ontario Act and is scheduled to appear in court January 7, 2021, reported Global News.

    The penalty for a conviction runs from a minimum $10,000 fine to a maximum $100,000 fine and a year in jail.

    His “No More Lockdowns” protest contravened Premier Doug Ford’s latest order classifying Toronto and the surrounding Peel region as of Monday as grey zones, which have the most severe restrictions of the province’s five zones.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-politician-charged-for-organizing-anti-lockdown-protest-faces-jail-time

  7. Pennsylvania State Judge Upholds Halt To Certification, Finds Likelihood Mail-In Balloting Procedures Violate PA Constitution
    Comments Permalink Posted by William A. Jacobson Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:00pm
    Upholds injunction issued earlier in the week, finds “Petitioners appear to have a viable claim that the mail-in ballot procedures set forth in Act 77 contravene Pa. Const. Article VII Section 14”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/pennsylvania-state-judge-halts-certification-finds-likelihood-mail-in-balloting-procedures-violate-pa-constitution/

  8. Balding Migrant School Pupil Who Looked 40 Disappears from UK School (breitbart, Nov 28, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/28/balding-migrant-school-pupil-who-looked-40-disappears-uk-school/

    “A balding migrant who claimed to be 15 but appeared 40 has disappeared from his school after the Home Office launched an investigation following an uproar from parents and pupils.

    Reports circulated last month that an ‘unaccompanied child migrant’, believed to be from the Gambia, was attending a school in Coventry, England. Unredacted images on social media showed a balding individual with a lined face, dark circles under his eyes and other signs of ageing.

    Children began questioning his age when he joined the school in October, taking pictures of the migrant to show to their parents, prompting complaints to the school. Administrators, however, appeared more concerned over safeguarding the alleged child migrant’s identity, instructing parents not to share his picture online and at one point accusing a mother of “bullying” for posting his image on Snapchat.

    Shortly after, the Home Office launched an urgent investigation, with the Metro reporting on Thursday that the pupil has since “vanished” from school.

    One parent told the newspaper: “He was at the school up until half-term, but didn’t return after that. No one knows if it was because of the school realising it’s not normal to be balding at secondary school, the Home Office investigation or the media interest in the case.

    “Either way, he seems to have vanished. The general feeling among parents is that they are bemused and untrusting.”

    The parent added that while they were “told that sharing images of children is wrong and is a form of bullying”, school administrators have so far said nothing to them on what action was taken concerning a grown man possibly being in school with their children.

    Just two years ago, children at a school in Ipswich shared on social media pictures of a ’15-year-old’ fellow pupil who turned out to be twice that age. In one post on Snapchat, one pupil asked: “How’s there a 30-year-old man in our maths class?”

    Shortly after, a second pupil was pulled from Stoke High School from year 7 — notionally aged 11 or 12 — although authorities did not reveal the nature of the removal or if the two pupils were related.

    Kent County Council revealed in August that 25 per cent of migrants claiming to minors whose age was challenged were later proven to be adults.”

  9. France: Rapper Arrested for Song Praising Beheading of Teacher Samuel Paty (breitbart, Nov 28, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/28/french-rapper-arrested-song-praising-murder-samuel-paty/

    “Police arrested an 18-year-old rapper in Seine-et-Marne this week for publishing a music video featuring lyrics that allegedly praised the murder of teacher Samuel Paty.

    Rapper Maka initially released the song, entitled ‘Samuel Paty’, earlier this month on several social media platforms including YouTube before it was taken down.

    The song’s lyrics include the line “We cut like Samuel Paty, without empathy” while a car is on fire in the background of the video, newspaper Le Figaro reports.

    Just days after the video had been banned, a 14-year-old boy attending a Savigny-le-Temple school used the lyrics to threaten his teacher during a class on freedom of expression. The teen, who was placed under investigation, was also carrying a taser in his pocket at the time.

    Since the murder of Mr Paty, who was killed by a Chechen terrorist for showing Mohammed cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo to his class during a lesson on freedom of expression, there has been a surge of threats to teachers and other public officials, according to a judicial source.

    “It’s exploding! There are many threats against public figures, the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, several ministers, deputies, teachers,” the source said.

    In some areas of France, high numbers of pupils question whether criticising Islam should be allowed at all. In the Paris suburbs, one teacher claimed that as many as a third of her pupils questioned France’s values regarding freedom of expression.

    “After the attack on Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, there was spontaneously a form of national unity. Of course, we heard phrases like: ‘They asked for it.’ We heard pupils say that, but it was very rare,” she said, but added since the murder of Paty, pupils’ attitudes have shifted.

    The arrest of Maka comes just two years after Muslim rapper Médine Zaouiche, who released an album called Jihad calling to “behead secularists”, announced he would play a concert at the Bataclan nightclub in Paris where 90 people were killed in a radical Islamic terrorist attack in 2015.”

  10. EU Demands Italy Pay for Migrant Dependents Living Outside EU (breitbart, Nov 28, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/28/eu-tells-italy-pay-migrant-dependents-living-outside-eu/

    “The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has determined that Italy must pay for the dependents of migrants even if they do not live in the European Union.

    EU judges stated that Italian legislation which allows Italians to claim benefits for dependents living abroad but which bars non-EU migrants from doing so was contrary to EU law. The court, therefore, ruled that non-EU citizens with residency permits or who are long-term residents are entitled to allowances for their families living outside of the bloc.

    The decision was a result of a challenge between the National Social Security Institute and two non-European Union citizens, one from Sri Lanka and another from Pakistan, who lived and worked legally in Italy and have families living in their home countries, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

    Populist Senator Matteo Salvini, who heads Italy’s most popular party, the League (Lega), commented on the court’s statement, saying: “The Court of Justice of the EU establishes (and imposes on Italy) that non-EU citizens are entitled to allowances even for dependent family members living abroad outside the EU! Are they joking?”

    The case comes after the European Commission brought up infringement procedures against Austria over a similar issue.

    Austria attempted to index child benefits in 2019, which meant that child benefits would be paid according to the cost of living where the children lived so that if a migrant worker had children in a country with a lower cost of living than Austria, they would receive less money.

    EU Social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen said of the Austrian proposal at the time: “When mobile workers contribute to a social security system in the same way as local workers, they must receive identical benefits, even when their children live abroad.”

    Italy has seen a surge in migrants over the last several months, despite Wuhan virus outbreaks. Areas such as the island of Lampedusa continue to see waves of new migrants, most of whom come via Tunisia.

  11. EU Wants Member-States to Keep Ethnic Stats for Its ‘Integration and Inclusion’ Plan (breitbart, Nov 28, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/28/eu-recommends-states-keep-ethnic-stats-determine-integration-effectiveness/

    “The European Union has recommended member states record statistics on ethnicity to assess the effectiveness of the integration of migrants and monitor discrimination.

    The European Commission recommended the move as part of its “integration and inclusion action plan” that was released on Tuesday.

    According to the plan, “monitoring the effectiveness of policies (related to integration) over the long term, and having accurate and comparable data on the extent and nature of discrimination suffered by migrants, is important,” French newspaper L’Express reports.

    The call for the recording of such statistics was also made in September when the EU presented another plan to combat racism in which it noted there was a lack of ethnic data compared to other areas of discrimination.

    “Integration and inclusion are an investment for a stronger society socially and economically. It is a win-win,” Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said, adding that “We need to do more in this area.”

    Johansson’s native Sweden is one of the countries that seldom publish ethnic data on certain subjects, such as crime statistics, with the government blocking a request for information on the relationship between crime and migration in 2017.

    France, as L’Express reports, rarely publishes any ethnic data at all and notes that gathering such information is strictly regulated. French government statistics do, however, note country of birth and the country of birth of an interviewee’s parents.

    A lack of data has made it difficult to determine the exact demographics of France, with some noting the rise in popularity of Islamic-origin names given to newborns as a sign of a changing ethnic make-up in various areas of the country.

    In a rare move, earlier this year the group France Stratégie, affiliated with the Prime Minister’s Office, released statistics showing the growth in numbers of non-European migrant children in various urban areas from 1968 to 2015.

    In the Paris no-go suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis the rates were highest, with the commune of Clichy-sous-Bois, having 83 per cent of its children aged zero to 18 coming from non-EU migrant backgrounds in 2015.”

  12. Cops intervene after extreme squatters ‘Sovereign citizens’ knock on doors of rich Seattle residents and demand they hand over their mansions
    Residents of Edmonds and Woodway have called police in recent weeks
    Cops said ‘sovereign citizens’ have been knocking on door of waterfront homes
    Moorish Sovereign Citizens are a sect that claims ownership of much of US
    They’ve been presenting phony documents to say they are true owners of home
    Police arrived on scene and threatened to arrest them for trespassing
    In recent years, several members of the sect have been arrested for squatting

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8995669/Sovereign-citizens-trying-evict-wealthy-Seattle-area-residents-police-say.html

  13. French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

    PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers protested across France on Saturday, and officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations repeatedly fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters who set fire to France’s central bank and threw paving stones.

    The mood was largely peaceful, however, as dozens of rallies took place against a provision of the law that would make it a crime to publish photos or video of on-duty police officers with the intent of harming their “physical or psychological integrity.”

    https://apnews.com/article/police-paris-police-brutality-france-emmanuel-macron-27f4206b9716691e4ba4172e9b6252ac

  14. Big League National Security
    Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Pick Told Hillary Clinton Al Qaeda “Is On Our Side in Syria”

    Sullivan said as such in a 2012 email.

    The man Joe Biden intends to appoint as his National Security Advisor if inaugurated as President told Hillary Clinton that Al Qaeda “is on our side in Syria” in a 2012 email. Jake Sullivan was a Director of Policy Planning for the State Department at the time, and went on to serve as the National Security Advisor to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

    Sullivan made the claim that Al Qaeda (“AQ”) was aligned with American interests in a email leaked through Wikileaks’ Hillary Clinton email disclosures.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/joe-bidens-national-security-advisor-pick-told-hillary-clinton-al-qaeda-is-on-our-side-in-syria/

  15. YOUR NEW MASTER: Twitter’s Head of Conversational Safety, a “Young, Queer Asian-American Businesswoman,” is “Rethinking” the Concept of User Safety

    Do you trust someone like her to make Twitter “a safer place”?

    The media company Protocol, a sister site of Politico, recently published an article about Twitter’s new “head of product for conversational safety,” Christine Su. It claims that Su, a “young, queer Asian-American businesswoman,” is revolutionizing what “user safety” on social media means.

    Twitter hired Su around six months ago to be in charge of “what might be the most difficult task on Twitter,” despite having no apparent experience in politics, programming, and media relations. But Twitter seems to like her for her “creative” and “somewhat radical new ideas” about user safety.

    “As a queer woman of color who is an Asian American in tech in rural America, that experience is a very intersectional one. I’ve had plenty of experiences moving through spaces where I wanted more safety,” Su said.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/your-new-master-twitters-head-of-conversational-safety-a-young-queer-asian-american-businesswoman-is-rethinking-the-concept-of-user-safety/

  16. Diana West Retweeted

    “Former Louisiana congressman, Woody Jenkins who now runs several small town Newspapers, has done more investigation into #voterfraud of @realDonaldTrump
    election than @FoxNews!! The data and proof of Widespread Fraud that this small paper has uncovered is amazing #fraud”
    TrumpKid2020 – November 28, 2020 – Twitter
    https://twitter.com/CurtisJefferySr/status/1332697250137575424

    Cental City News – Investigative Report – How the Election Was Stolen
    Top Tool Bar – Click the “-” x3 to read the full article.

    How Election Was Stolen
    by Woody Jenkins – November 19, 2020
    http://www.centralcitynews.net/eedition/central/page-a01/page_65d0fadb-ee82-5b80-955b-4aabe3c1a546.html

  17. Rotherham Groomer Kamir Khan Gets Short Sentence for Abusing 11-year-old Girl
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/11/28/rotherham-groomer-kamir-khan-gets-short-sentence-abusing-11-year-old-girl/

    “South Asian heritage predator Kamir Khan has been imprisoned for grooming and abusing an 11-year-old girl in Rotherham.

    31-year-old Khan is the latest in a long line of abusers to be convicted for abusing girls and young women in Rotherham, where South Asian heritage gangs once preyed upon mostly white, working-class victims in untold numbers with near-impunity for years, due to the authorities’ reluctance to intervene in case they were accused of “racism”.

    Khan was convicted of “two counts of assaulting a girl under 13 by touching, inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity and engaging in sexual communication with a child” at Sheffield Crown Court, according to an official South Yorkshire Police news bulletin.

    The court heard that the paedophile had bombarded the girl with “over 4,000 messages over a three-month period” over Snapchat and WhatsApp. including “lewd photos”, under the alias ‘Zayn’, “and at one point, even told her he loved her and wanted to marry her”.

    Khan “inappropriately touched” the 11-year-old on two occasions in 2019, with the abuse only coming to light when the girls’ mother went through her phone. She then became “visibly distressed” and revealed what had been happening to her.

    The sentencing judge saw fit to impose only a light sentence on Khan, however, handing him a term of just four and a half years.

    Criminals in Britain do not typically serve their full sentences, either, with non-“life” sentences typically including a right to automatic early release on licence at the halfway or, more rarely, two-third point in the term.

    “Khan preyed on his victim over a period of months, taking full advantage of her age, and her vulnerability. He manipulated her in to thinking he was her boyfriend, and it was normal for him to send her such explicit messages,” commented Rachel Scott, Investigating Officer, for South Yorkshire Police.

    “This girl has been incredibly strong throughout this inquiry and I couldn’t be prouder of how much she has assisted our investigation,” Scott said.

    “This was a difficult case, however I am pleased that we were able to establish such evidence that Khan had no option [but] to plead guilty to these offences. I believe he is a danger to children and I am pleased that he is now behind bars.

    “I want to take this opportunity to remind young people to consider their safety online and never give out personal details or share intimate pictures. To parents, if your child is on social media sites, please be vigilant and regularly ask who they are speaking to,” she warned.”

  18. BREAKING! PA Judge Rules Election UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Effectively Gives State to TRUMP!!! Dr. Steve Turley – Streamed live 6 hours ago

  19. Republicans to Convene Voter Fraud Hearings

    Republicans are trying to surrender.

    Michigan whistleblowers who have signed sworn affidavits attesting to grotesque electoral fraud by Democrats are demanding to be heard in a legislative hearing similar to what took place in Pennsylvania earlier this week.

    “Media says they see no evidence of fraud. Legislative leadership says, “We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan.” Hundreds of poll challengers who witnessed fraud such as myself beg to differ. We believe that the truth about election needs to finally be heard without a media censorship filter,” former state senator Patrick Colbeck said in a press release.

    “The people of Michigan deserve fair, open, transparent elections, and this year, for the first time in decades, their trust in our elections was shattered. If lawmakers fail in this most basic duty to hear the testimony of dozens of not hundreds of eyewitnesses, Michiganders at large will lose faith not only in their electoral process but in their Legislature as well,” said poll worker Adam de Angeli of Milan.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/michigan-election-day-whistleblowers-demand-for-republicans-to-convene-voter-fraud-hearings/

  20. ISIS-linked militants behead one, murder 3 others in Indonesia
    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesia-police-hunt-suspected-militants-after-four-killed

    “Islamic State-linked extremists killed four people in a remote Christian community on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said Saturday (Nov 28), with one victim beheaded and another burned to death.

    The group of sword-and-gun wielding attackers ambushed Lembantongoa village in Central Sulawesi province Friday morning, killing several residents and torching half a dozen homes, including one used for regular prayers and services, police said.

    No arrests had yet been made and the motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

    But authorities pointed the finger at the Sulawesi-based East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT), one of dozens of radical groups across the Southeast Asian archipelago that have pledged allegiance to ISIS.

    Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation, has long wrestled with Islamist militancy and terror attacks, while Central Sulawesi has seen intermittent violence between Christians and Muslims for decades.

    “We reached the conclusion that they (the attackers) were from MIT after showing pictures of its members to relatives of the victims” who witnessed the ambush, said Sigi Regency police chief Yoga Priyahutama.

    The makeshift church was empty at the time of the early morning attack by around eight militants, he added.

    “People were just in their homes when it happened,” Priyahutama said.

    Lembantongoa village head Rifai, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said one victim was beheaded and another was nearly decapitated.

    One of the other all-male victims was stabbed while a fourth was burned to death in his home, he added.

    “Some residents managed to escape, but the victims didn’t make it,” Rifai told AFP.

    Indonesia’s Christians have been targeted in the past, including in 2018 when ISIS-linked group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah staged a wave of suicide bombings by families – including young children – at churches in the country’s second-biggest city Surabaya, killing a dozen congregants.

    If confirmed to be the work of MIT, Friday’s killings would be its first significant attack since the organisation’s leader was killed four years ago by Indonesia’s elite anti-terror squad, according to Jakarta-based terrorism expert Sidney Jones.

    “Through the attack… they want to show that police efforts to arrest and kill members of the group did not have any effect on” them, she said.

    In 2018, MIT was believed to have sent radicals posing as humanitarian workers into Central Sulawesi’s quake-tsunami hit Palu city in a bid to recruit new members, Jones said.”

  21. If this is Zerohedge as a firehosing disinformation mouthpiece, I’ll take it.

    These heirs to great wealth are a product of their failed parents, who did not make their children appreciate the incredible hard work and savvy required to build the fortune that prevents them from doing dreary manual labour to survive.

  22. US Sanctions Chinese, Russian Firms over Iran
    https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2651706/us-sanctions-chinese-russian-firms-over-iran

    “The US on Friday announced economic sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies that Washington said had supported the development of Iran’s missile program.

    The four firms, accused of “transferring sensitive technology and items to Iran’s missile program,” will be subject to restrictions on US government aid and on their exports for two years, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

    The sanctions, imposed Wednesday, were against two Chinese-based companies, Chengdu Best New Materials and Zibo Elim Trade, as well as Russia-based Nilco Group and Joint Stock Company Elecon.

    “We will continue to work to impede Iran’s missile development efforts and use our sanctions authorities to spotlight the foreign suppliers, such as these entities in the PRC (China) and Russia, that provide missile-related materials and technology to Iran,” Pompeo added.

    President Donald Trump withdrew the US in 2018 from the Iran nuclear deal established three years prior under then-President Barack Obama.

    Trump has since reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran in what he calls a campaign of “maximum pressure.”

    The Trump administration has also since shown its determination to sanction any foreign country or company that does not comply with its Iran policies.”

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