Reader’s Links on March 2, 2021

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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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

123 Replies to “Reader’s Links on March 2, 2021”

  1. RT- YouTube censors Trump’s speech on RT for no content warnings

    YouTube has deleted an RT video of Donald Trump’s first post-presidential speech, citing a lack of content warnings.

    However, the same content still remains on other Youtube pages

    • Fake “retaliation”, fake outrage.
      Strikes themselves were not only trivial, they actually strengthen Iran and Russia.
      Anger, “warning” = show time.

  2. More than 1,600 attacks on refugees in Germany in 2020

    “Germany registered 1,606 attacks on refugees and refugee shelters last year, authorities announced on Tuesday.

    The Interior Ministry released the figures in response to a parliamentary question by the opposition Left Party.

    Nearly 200 people were injured in the attacks, mostly committed by right-wing extremists, according to the ministry.

    Far-right suspects also targeted 67 refugee organizations and volunteers helping asylum seekers.

    More than 1,600 offenses recorded by the police last year included physical assaults targeting refugees, verbal slurs, threatening letters, damage to property, and arson attacks on refugee shelters.

    Left Party lawmaker Ulla Jelpke said despite the coronavirus health crisis and lockdown measures that restricted public life for much of the year, far-right extremists continued their violent attacks on refugees.

    “Racism in the country knows no lockdown. The number of attacks on refugees last year in Germany actually rose further,” she said in a written statement.

    Germany is currently hosting nearly 1.7 million refugees, most of whom are Syrians who fled their country due to civil war and arrived in the country between 2014 and 2016.

    The country witnessed growing xenophobia and anti-migrant hatred in recent years, fueled by the propaganda of neo-Nazi groups and the far-right Islamophobic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.”

  3. Migrants: 5,306 arrived this year, 4,029 taken back to Libya

    “Italian Interior Ministry figures showed a massive migratory influx to Italy in the first two months of 2021, with a total of 5,306 arrivals since January 1, the majority (3,896) in February.

    The total is more than double compared to the 2,553 people registered in the same period last year.

    The NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans also gave an account of an “alarming increase in pushbacks from Libya by the so-called coast guard”.

    “Since the start of the year through March 1, 4,029 people have been intercepted and brought back to arbitrary detention, 222 minors, at least 142 missing and 28 bodies recovered at sea,” it said.

    The NGO is calling for a “pact between institutions and civil society, which is still criminalised for acts of solidarity, so that in line with international obligations the right and responsibility to save these men, women, and children adrift is regulated, independent of their nationality and the judicial status given to them”.

    Tunisians were the most numerous among the 2020 arrivals (745), followed by Ivorians (597) and Guineans (461).

    There have been 493 unaccompanied minors thus far. (ANSAmed).”

  4. Yemen: Oxfam calls on Italy to increase humanitarian aid

    “Oxfam is calling on Italy to increase its funding for the humanitarian emergency in Yemen, it said in a statement. It said Italy is in 19th place as a donor country, with only five million euros allocated in 2021, less than all other G7 countries.

    “The Italian government confirms last year’s commitment, not taking into account parliament’s request to do more,” said Paolo Pezzati, Oxfam Italia policy advisor for humanitarian emergencies.

    “It is a truly low amount if compared to what other G7 countries have allocated: over 200 million euros from Germany, 159 from the United States, 102 from Great Britain, 46 from Canada, 40 from Japan, 11 from France. Italy places after all the Scandinavian countries, on equal footing with Belgium and Ireland. Deputy Foreign Minister Marina Sereni has just been sworn in, but we are turning directly to her for a verification of the availability of more funds, as requested by parliament in December. At the same time, we are asking her to lead a serious and structured change to put Yemen at the centre of the Italian foreign policy agenda”.

    Oxfam recalled that the UN is disappointed for the overall contribution of all donors. “The 1.4 billion euros committed yesterday make up only 43.75% of the 3.21 billion euros requested to help two-thirds of the population of Yemen, which at this moment is on its last legs,” Pezzati said.

    “An entire population is without food, medicine, clean water, and with only half of healthcare facilities working is facing the deadly combination of the impact of Covid-19, of the worst cholera epidemic ever, and of the war that has already forced four million people to abandon their homes”.”

  5. Syria: tens of thousands of civilians disappeared in prisons

    “Tens of thousands of civilians remain forcibly disappeared in Syria after being arbitrarily detained since 2011, when the armed violence that devastated the country began, according to a detailed report prepared by international investigators charged by UN with shedding light on humanitarian violations in Syria in war committed by all the parties involved in the conflict.
    It said thousands more have been subject to torture or death in detention.
    Victims and witnesses described to investigators “unimaginable suffering”, including the rapes of 11-year-old girls and boys.
    The report, produced by investigators of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria that was formed in 2011 on a mandate from the UN Human Rights Council, said these crimes constitute a “national trauma” that will have to be faced sooner or later.
    In 10 years of war, it is estimated that between 380,000 and 500,000 people have died in Syria, while about half of the country’s 20 million residents since 2011 have had to abandon their homes as internally displaced people or refugees in countries abroad.
    The report is based on more than 2,650 interviews and investigations in more than 100 detention and prison facilities in various parts of Syria.
    The study documents violations on the part of nearly all the parties in the war.
    “The government forces’ arbitrary detention of political opponents, journalists, human rights activists and demonstrators were both a root cause and a trigger of the conflict,” said Commission of Inquiry President Paulo Pinheiro.
    “Armed groups and UN-designated terrorist organizations such as Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham (HTS) and the Islamic State (ISIL) then also started depriving people of their liberty, committing heinous violations against them,” he said.
    The Commission of Inquiry thus far has been unable to indicate the exact number of prisoners killed in detention, but “prudent” estimates cited in the report speak of “tens of thousands of people” killed during imprisonment.
    Many of the victims were buried in mass graves, including some on the outskirts of Damascus.”

  6. Sweden should take in IS terrorists, says former chief of Sweden’s security service

    “The former chief of Swedish Security Service (Säpo), Malena Rembe, demands Sweden should “take home all IS Swedes”, in a controversial push to bring back terrorists and those tied to the IS group back into Sweden.

    These include not only women and children but also men who fought for the terrorist organization, the Samnytt news outlet reported. Rembe is concerned about the safety of IS members because she believes they live in dangerous areas of the Middle East.

    In her Sunday interview with Sydsvenskan, Rembe, who previously worked as counter-terrorism chief analyst, expressed her concern about the current situation in the Kurdish prison camp al-Hol in northern Syria.

    According to Rembe, who herself has visited the prison camp and had conversations with IS women, it is an “extremely dangerous place” to stay. She, therefore, is appealing to the government of Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven not only to arrange a return journey for children who have Swedish citizenship but also the remaining men and women.

    “Al-Hol is an extremely dangerous place. There are plenty of firearms and knives. People get drowned. People get suffocated with plastic bags,” said Rembe.

    Her proposal is in the same spirit as the scathing letter of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, to the government. According to the UN, Sweden violates human rights by not assisting Swedish citizens with leaving the concentration camp and returning to Sweden.

    However, it may prove a tall order for Swedes, who overwhelmingly reject more immigration into their country. Even the pro-migrant Löfven has signaled that Sweden cannot take in asylum seekers at the same levels as the past due to integration problems and spiraling crime.

    The former Säpo chief claims that the only way to stop the spiral of violence of Islamist terrorism is to take care of the people in an orderly manner.

    Furthermore, she is concerned that the rule of law is not of sufficient quality, and there is a risk that suspected IS terrorists will get killed. Therefore, she wants the government to forget political prestige, stop worrying about losing voters, and instead “bring home all Swedes.”

    “As long as they are in prison camps with other IS supporters, it can be life-threatening to distance themselves from IS. You can get murdered,” said Malena Rembe.

    As a solution to the risk that IS terrorists will continue to pose a terrorist threat in Sweden, Rembe believes that they would have to be radicalized in the first place. Rembe has no suggestions on how to proceed in concrete terms but believes that the task is not impossible and that resources are required.

    “It will stand out to people that you invest so much in these individuals. But then we have to think: If we do not do that, they can pose a much greater threat,” added Rembe.”

  7. – Prices Of Dr. Seuss Books Skyrocket After 6 Are Canceled –

    Suddenly on Tuesday, after the company that publishes Dr. Seuss books announced it would stop selling six of his titles — “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer” — those books could not be found on for their normal prices, and any editions for sale had astronomical prices.

    For example, when searching for “If I Ran The Zoo,” the Amazon site listed “1 new,” “1 used,” and “1 collectible,” but when clicking on the links for “new” or “used,” a message popped up reading, “Currently there are no other sellers matching your location and/or item specification.” Yet a “collectible” link showed the book available for $1,500.

  8. DAILY MAIL – At least 13 dead and several including children injured after Ford SUV ‘with 25 immigrants crammed inside’ crashes into a gravel truck near the Mexican border in California

    The Imperial County Fire Department was called to a ‘mass fatality incident’ just after 6:15am, on Highway 115, in Southern California this morning

    A Ford Expedition SUV was driving westbound on Norrish Road when it traveled ‘in the direct path’ of a big rig truck heading northbound on 115

    Officials say the vehicle was carrying 25 passengers but only equipped to seat six

    At least 13 people have died and several others were hurt, including an undisclosed number of children

    Five were airlifted to a nearby hospital, three of whom are now in intensive care

    Officials said they believed all of the victims are undocumented migrants

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