Reader’s Links for March 5, 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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  1. Over Half of All Convicted Rapists in Sweden Have Foreign Background, Study Finds (sputniknews, Mar 5, 2021)

    “The report, which found that 60 percent of convicted rapists have a foreign background, left researchers searching for an explanation. So far, socio-economic factors and cultural differences have been suggested.

    Nearly half of all convicted rapists were born abroad and around 60 percent have an immigrant background, a comprehensive new Swedish study found, leaving researchers struggling to explain the over-representation.

    The study was conducted by researchers at Lund University, and took a closer look at 3,039 people convicted of rape in Sweden during the period 2000–2015. Of these, 47.7 percent were born outside Sweden, with the Middle East and Africa the most common regions of origin. If those with at least one foreign-born parent are included, the proportion rises to 60 percent.

    However, the researchers struggled to explain the over-representation.

    “We have proven that there is an over-representation of people born abroad when it comes to rape crimes. Now more research is needed to see what causes this over-representation may be due to,” the lead author behind the study, Ardavan Khoshnood, told the newspaper Expressen.

    The researchers were surprised by the lack of coverage their findings received in the traditional media. “Usually they are quick to call, but that did not happen this time,” Khoshnood said.

    “This is a very high figure,” Khoshnood, who himself has an Iranian immigrant background, told the news outlet Samhällsnytt. “I was surprised that it was so much. The over-representation of foreigners as such is not surprising, but that it would be as high as 60 percent, I am a little surprised by that,” Khoshnood said.

    According to the Swedish media, over-representation can have several explanations. One is that it is due to a imminent skew in the selection. Many sexual crimes are believed to go unreported, and the convicted rapists would by that logic make up a fraction of the perpetrators.

    According to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå), the over-representation may in part be linked to the propensity to report crimes perpetrated by immigrants.

    “It may be that you are more inclined to report something you have been exposed to, if the crime was committed by someone you perceive as more alien, and who has low social status,” Brå researcher Stina Holmberg told the newspaper Aftonbladet.

    According to Brå, cultural explanations are also possible.

    “It is also conceivable that immigrants commit more rapes, based on the fact that they may come from a culture where women do not behave like Swedish women. They are not allowed to party and drink alcohol, for instance, and then some boys can interpret it as girls who do it implicitly have said yes to sex,” Stina Holmberg said.
    Lastly, socio-economic factors were also identified as contributing.

    Half of the group surveyed had previously been convicted of violent crimes, and one in three received social benefits. They also more often had low incomes and it was more common for them to live in socio-economically vulnerable areas.

    Remarkably, Brå hasn’t mapped criminals’ ethnicity since 2005 for ethical reasons. The pre-2005 reports indicated an over-representation of immigrants, a picture later confirmed by unofficial reports carried out by the press, think-tanks, and private individuals in recent years. For instance, a 2018 study by the daily Aftonbladet found that 88 percent of Sweden’s group rapists have a foreign background.

    Brå alongside high-ranking Swedish politicians advocating for mass immigration, has long denied any link between immigration and crime, instead emphasising socio-economic factors such as poverty and a lack of opportunities.

    As of 2021, the share of the foreign-born in Sweden’s population of over 10 million is 19.7 percent.”

    • “I was surprised that it was so much. The over-representation of foreigners as such is not surprising, but that it would be as high as 60 percent, I am a little surprised by that,” Khoshnood said.”

      The government is now on full alert find those missing white Swedish Rapists.

  2. Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Houthi Bomber Drone in Country’s Southwest

    “Forces of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen have destroyed a bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched by the Houthis toward the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Malki said on Friday.

    “Joint Coalition Forces have intercepted and destroyed this morning (Friday) a bomb-laden UAV launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in Khamis Mushait,” Al-Malki said in a statement, published by the Saudi Press Agency…”

  3. Man wielding knife arrested outside Marseille Jewish school (abcnews, Mar 5, 2021)

    “Police in the French city of Marseille detained a man Friday who was wielding a knife outside a Jewish school and kosher market. Surveillance of Jewish sites in the city has been increased while they investigate his motives, according to local authorities.

    School security guards noticed the man visibly brandishing a knife outside the Yavre School and then trying to enter a kosher market nearby, where they detained him, a Marseille police spokeswoman told The Associated Press.

    The children were sequestered inside the school while police searched for any explosives or accomplices, she said. No one was hurt in the incident and the man’s motives remain unclear, she said. The spokeswoman was not authorized to be publicly named.

    France saw deadly attacks targeting a Jewish school in Toulouse in 2012 and a Paris kosher market in 2015.”

  4. March, a fitting time for an Irish Blessing

    May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the sun shine warm upon your face
    May the rain fall soft upon your fields
    And until we meet again
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  5. Iran Built, ‘Sanitised’ Secret Nuclear Site Ahead of IAEA Inspectors’ Arrival, Report Claims (sputniknews, Mar 5, 2021)

    “The claims come amid the Biden administration’s flagging diplomatic campaign to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal, which promises Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear activities.

    The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the diplomatic wing of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), an Iran-listed domestic terrorist group, claims to have uncovered evidence of illegal activity at a secret Iranian nuclear facility.

    In an online conference held Tuesday and picked up on by some US media, the NCRI provided information about an alleged deactivated nuclear site located in the Abadeh region in central Iran.

    The analysis, complete with an examination of open-source intelligence, including Google Earth and DigitalGlobe satellite images, claims that the Abadeh site was previously overseen by Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated in an attack on his convoy outside Tehran late last year, and whom Israeli intelligence has alleged was the head of a secret Iranian nuclear programme.
    The NCRI says the facility was built by companies controlled by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, and played a role in ‘Project Marivan’, an element “of the clerical regime’s nuclear weapons programme”.

    Iran denies that it has any intention to pursue nuclear weapons, and its supreme leaders have issued fatwas (religious rulings compliance with which is mandatory) banning the development of nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction.
    The Abadeh site was supposedly been built for use by the Center for Research and Expansion of Technologies on Explosions and Impact (Persian acronym METFAZ), a subunit of the Organisation of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), the research entity which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed was tasked with pursuing the development of nukes in his ‘Iran Lied’ speech in April 2018. The Trump administration is thought to have based its decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, at least in part, on this speech.

    According to the NCRI, the Abadeh facility was “sanitised” in July 2019, prior to the arrival of International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors in August of that year.

    Ali Safavi, the NCRI foreign affairs committee member who hosted the press conference, characterised the alleged cover-up of nuclear activity part of a pattern of “duplicity, denial, deception and cover-up” by the “Iranian regime”.
    Later, speaking to Fox News, the official urged Europe and the US not to “trust this regime as a credible and honest interlocutor, believe its promises, and give into its blackmail and posturing”.

    Robert Joseph, the former US official who famously helped to convince Libya to abandon its weapons of mass destruction programmes in 2003 eight years prior to the 2011 NATO airpower-supported operation to topple Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, also spoke at the conference from Washington, DC, and urged the international community not to trust Iran or its commitments to the JCPOA. “The regime openly violates the limits of the JCPOA today to coerce the administration back into the agreement”, he said.

    MEK Terrorism
    NCRI is the same group that reported on alleged illegal activities at Iran’s Natanz and Arak nuclear reactor sites in the early 2000s, after US President George W. Bush listed Iran as an ‘Axis of Evil’ country.

    Iranian officials have not commented on the details of the Tuesday’s presentation.

    Tehran considers the NCRI and its MEK armed wing terrorist groups and accuses the latter of carrying out a string of assassinations and bombings which allegedly claimed the lives of over 12,000 Iranians. Iraq’s post-2003 government also designates the MEK as terrorists.

    The United States, the European Union, Canada, and Japan also designated MEK as terrorists in the 1990s and early 2000s, but began removing the designations in the late 2000s, with the US doing so in 2012. In addition to enjoying support from senior US officials including John Bolton, Howard Dean, Tom Ridge and Rudy Giuliani, NCRI and MEK are suspected to have ties with US and Israeli intelligence.
    Iran has repeatedly criticised the US, Europe and the UK for providing a “safe haven and shelter” to MEK officials and agents, and for funding the group. The group is headquartered in Albania.

    The MEK took part in the Iranian revolution of 1979 alongside other segments of society, and originally characterised itself as an anti-US, anti-Zionist Islamic socialist group supported by the USSR. In the years that followed, and particularly after the Soviet collapse, the group has been co-opted by US neocons. It openly calls for “regime change” against Iran’s Islamic Republican system of government.”

    • One glance at muslim honouring of treaties and promises over the last ~1400 years or even the last 75 would hint that perhaps they are deceiving the west?
      But, no! They fixedly stare into the Armageddon abyss and see nought but truth. I have heard of rose tinted spectacles but I have never heard of idiocy glasses. No wonder the ayatollah always has a smile as he knows a fool when he sees one.

      • Muruna – The “flexibility “ or temporary suspension of Shari’ah to make Muslim migrants appear “moderate” and blend in until Muslims numerically strong enough to enforce Shari’ah.

        Taqiyya (Shia) Muda’rat (Sunni)
        Tactical deceit for the purpose of spreading Islam. – – Lie for Allah

  6. From the Facebook page of the Canadian leader of the terror group, Hibz ut-Tharir, Mazin Abdul-Adhim, the Muslim from Iraq, living in London, Ontario, who says Canadian soldiers are war criminals and Muslims owe Canada nothing.

    The Neglected Obligation

    28 Rajab 1442 AH (corresponding to 12 March 2021 CE) marks 100 Hijra years since the destruction of the Khilafah state. Its destruction was a direct consequence of the crusades, wars and conspiracies instigated by Western powers, specifically Britain, France and Russia.

    For centuries the Khiladah was a beacon of light, a superpower, implementing the Shari’ah law, spreading Islam, and at the forefront of scientific and technological advancement.

    Ever since the destruction of the Khilafah, and the absence of Islam in ruling, the Ummah has been divided into various nation states, ruled by appointed Western agents. We’ve witnessed the constant attack on Islam, our lands occupied and Muslims being oppressed in places such as Palestine, Burma and Kashmir. Wars waged against Muslims in Bosnia, Chechnya and Iraq. Add to this, the Ummah faces huge economic and social problems, despite the abundance of resources.

    Islam has made the establishment of the Khilafah a vital issue. It is an obligation from Allah upon every Muslim. “And whoever dies and there is no Bay’ah on his neck will die the death of Jahiliyyah.” (Muslim)

    • That is incredibly “rich” as SBS owns 50% of the Soros Viceland channel and like the ABC has its head so far up the woke derriere that it fails to realize and doesn’t really care why so many associate it with bad smells..

  7. 3. O’Toole the fool might be thinking,
    “Hmmm, what else can I do to totally kill the Conservative Party, I must have missed something”.

    • They should have done this a long time ago, the fact that they are doing this now says they are worried about what China is planning and are getting ready to fight for their national survival.

  8. BBC – UK – Rhondda: ‘Number of casualties’ involved in serious incident

    A number of people have been injured in an ongoing incident in Rhondda Cynon Taf, police have confirmed.

    South Wales Police said officers were dealing with “a serious incident” which happened in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at about midday on Friday.

    The force said the street has been closed off and people were advised to avoid the area until further notice.

    Ambulance crews are also in attendance as the incident involves a number of casualties.

    Rhondda MP Chris Bryant tweeted that he was aware of “disturbing events on Baglan Street” and said his thoughts go out to all those affected.

    He also said that primary school Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Ynyswen is “aware of the incident and have taken all necessary precautions”.

    A spokesperson from the Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called today at 12:00 GMT “to an incident at an address in the Ynyswen area of Treorchy”.

    “We attended scene with one rapid response vehicle, three emergency ambulances, our hazardous area response team and the Wales Air Ambulance.”

    Councillor Andrew Morgan, leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council, tweeted his thanks to emergency services for “the significant attendance which is ongoing”.

    “The main street through Ynsywen is sealed off, there are a good number of police officers, there are forensic officers in white suits examining the area surrounding a Chinese restaurant called The Blue Sky.

    “I overheard one officer saying to a member of the public he had never seen so many police officers and emergency vehicles at one time.

    “As I was driving here I saw two ambulances being escorted by police vehicles at speed, moving down through the Rhondda.”

    A Wales Air Ambulance landed in Ynyswen at 13:00 GMT from Mid Wales Airport in Powys.

    South Wales Police urged anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the force.

    • the telegraph – Police investigating ‘number of casualties’ in serious and ‘disturbing’ incident in South Wales

      There are a number of casualties in Treorchy this afternoon as South Wales Police deal with a “serious incident”

      A serious incident has been declared in South Wales amid reports that a number of people have been hurt in the village of Ynyswen near Treorchy.

      Police and ambulance crews were called to Baglan Street at around midday on Friday, withlocals claiming there had been a stabbing incident.

      A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “Police units are currently dealing with a serious incident which occurred in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at approximately midday on Friday.

      “Ambulance crews are also in attendance as the incident involves a number of casualties. The street has been closed off and people are advised to avoid the area until further notice.”

      A local onlooker posted on Twitter describing “ambulances, cop cars, first responders and an air ambulance” on the scene.

      Witnesses described seeing two air ambulances arriving at the scene, witha number of casualties being taken away by emergency crews.

      One villager who declined to be named said there were reports that at least two people had been stabbed by a man who then fled the scene.

      Locals also reported seeing armed police at the scene with residents warned to avoid the area.

      A white forensic tent could be seen outside a terraced house in Baglan Street, next to a Chinese Takeaway.

      Chris Bryant the local MP took to Twitter to expressed his sympathies with those involved.

      Specialist forensics officer were also at the scene in white suits as they carried out fingertip searches of the area around Baglan Street.

    • DAILY MAIL – One person is feared dead and ‘a number’ of people injured after ‘knife attack at Chinese takeaway’ in Welsh village

      At least 20 emergency vehicles on scene at a village near Rhondda, South Wales
      Police have closed the road and also confirmed there are a ‘number of casualties’
      The force has advised people to avoid the area as it declared a major incident

      One man was feared dead and several others left fighting for their lives today after a knifeman went on the rampage at a Chinese takeaway.

      Eye witnesses said the village restaurant was ‘covered in blood‘ and more than 30 emergency vehicles were at the scene after a family feud erupted.

      The victims were flown to hospital by air ambulance and police confirmed they were dealing with a multiple stabbing incident.

      Screams were heard coming from the Blue Sky Chinese takeaway shortly after midday in the village of Ynyswen, Rhondda, South Wales.

      Neighbour John Belgrove 46, said: ‘I was in my workshop when I heard sirens and saw police everywhere.

      ‘There was a Chinese girl sitting on a pavement – she was in her pyjamas and they were covered in blood. I could see she was sobbing and in a terrible state.

      ‘I helped the police block off the road, I heard them say that one person was dead and several others badly hurt.’

      Builder Mr Belgrove said he believed the casualties were Chinese and had worked at the takeaway in Baglan Street – which was sealed off by police – for the last three years.

      He said: ‘The restaurant owners haven’t been there very long – they did a swap with another Chinese restaurant nearby called Yummy Yummy.

      ‘As far as I know there is a connection between the two businesses.

      ‘It’s shocking, it’s such a quiet village. I counted 31 emergency vehicles here and two air ambulances.’

      One of the victims was a woman who was sitting in a black car parked outside the restaurant, a witness claimed.

      Mother-of-two Kirby England, 29, who lives opposite told how a paramedic had to reach into the car to get her out.

      She said: ‘He laid her on the floor and was giving her CPR – I could see him doing the pumping actions on her chest.

      ‘Other paramedics joined him while the police blocked off the road from both ends.

      ‘It didn’t look very good for the woman – they put screens around her and I didn’t see her being taken away.

      ‘A Chinese man was taken out of the shop – I think he’d been stabbed. They put him on a stretcher. I think there were others.’

      Mrs England said she had lived in the street opposite all her life and there had never been any trouble at the restaurant.

      She said: ‘It was scary. there were armed police and all the emergency workers were kitted out for a major incident.

      ‘There is a Chinese lady who works in the takeaway taking orders but I couldn’t see if it was her in the car. It’s dreadful.’

      Police put a cordon of white security screens around the takeaway which has a three-bedroom flat above the shop area.

      The air ambulances landed on a nearby rugby field to take two casualties to hospital. Locals said they saw two more ambulances going by road to the University Hospital of Wales 20 miles away in Cardiff.

      The restaurant is run by parents with their two children also living above the shop and is rated 62 out of 74 restaurants in the Treorchy area of the Rhondda valleys.

      Fellow neighbour Mavis Wakeford said: ‘It is very serious. The police have stopped me going out the back and told me to stay inside.

      ‘You don’t expect anything like this to happen here – it is a quiet place. They seem like a nice family and close – but I don’t know them very well.’

      Neighbour, John Evans, 70, said: ‘There was a lot of blood at the scene, it was a major incident with multiple victims.

      ‘This is normally a quiet village I don’t know what’s happened to cause this.’

      A resident in the area said: ‘I live in the street, it was about half past 12 on my way to meet my friend.

      ‘As I come around the corner there was loads of sirens getting passed and I saw four police at the bottom with guns telling people they couldn’t come down the hill.

      ‘They were saying can you get back. Then a couple of minutes later I saw someone getting stretchered off into the back of an ambulance literally outside the Chinese by the hill.’

      Another neighbour said: ‘A woman was heard screaming but I don’t think she was one of the injured.

      ‘She saw what happened which must have been awful. There was a lot of blood.’

      Another added: ‘Rumours are rife. We’ve heard that somebody was strangled and somebody else was stabbed.

      ‘It is very serious whatever has happened. It is a decent takeaway and they seem like nice people.’

      At about midday, South Wales police closed off the road and several police cars are still parked in the village.

      Witnesses also reported that the air ambulance landed on nearby Baglan Field, beside Penyrenglyn Primary School.

      Rhondda MP Chris Bryant said: ‘I have been informed that the incident in Ynyswen is a major incident.

      ‘The emergency services will be in attendance for a very long period of time. Please do avoid the area. I sincerely hope nobody is extremely hurt.’

      South Wales Police said they were dealing with a ‘serious incident’ which involved a ‘number of casualties’

      A force spokesman said: ‘Police units are currently dealing with a serious incident which occurred in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at approximately midday today.

      Ambulance crews are also in attendance as the incident involves a number of casualties.

      ‘The street has been closed off and people are advised to avoid the area until further notice.’

      Armed police were called to the scene and witnesses reported one person being carried out of the restaurant on a stretcher.

      The Welsh Ambulance Trust confirmed they sent one rapid response vehicle, three emergency ambulances and the air ambulance to the scene but they have been unable to confirm how many casualties were taken to hospital.

      Resident Linsey Simmonds said: ‘I was coming past the Baglan Field and saw the Air Ambulance land there, and in the past 20 minutes there’s been up to 30 police and ambulance vehicles.

      ‘You can’t walk past there or drive up the valley.’

      A white forensic tent has been set up at the scene this afternoon which remains cordoned off by police.

      This is a breaking news story. We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

  9. After Biden Shuts Down Border Wall Construction – Arizona Sheriff Accuses Joe Of Creating “Roads For The Cartels”
    Adam Casalino
    3-4 minutes

    After Biden Shuts Down Border Wall Construction – Arizona Sheriff Accuses Joe Of Creating “Roads For The Cartels”
    What’s Happening:

    It’s no secret that Joe Biden’s main strategy in the White House is to just reverse everything Trump did.

    That’s especially true in regards to immigration and the border. Soon after the Inauguration, Biden canceled the border wall project. He also tried to freeze upcoming deportations.

    He also ended Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy and promised to drastically increase the number of migrants welcomed into the country.

    And it doesn’t seem Biden’s early decisions have don

  10. GCHQ Spy Agency Asks ‘Only’ Ethnic Minorities and Women to Register Interest in IT Jobs (breitbart, Mar 5, 2021)

    “The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spy agency has asked “only” ethnic minorities and women to register their interest in upcoming IT job listings, leaving white males out in the cold.

    “Please note this Registration of Interest is only open to those from an ethnic minority background or women from any ethnic background,” the spy agency states in bold in the section of the advert titled ‘Job description’ — but it is not actually a “job” description, apparently, as disallowing people from applying for “jobs” because of their sex or race is disallowed by the Equality Act, at least in theory.

    An invitation for everyone but white males people the register their interest in a job before it is officially listed, GCHQ contends, is not the same thing as disallowing people from applying for a job on the basis of sex and race at all, and therefore completely above board.

    “Diversity and inclusion are mission critical for GCHQ, ensuring we’re more representative of the communities we serve to better protect the UK,” the spy agency insisted in comments to MailOnline.

    “This registration of interest is one of a number of steps we’re taking to encourage more women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds to consider careers,” they added.

    “When the job advert for this role does go live anyone will be able to apply for it.”

    “At GCHQ, diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve,” pronounced the not-a-job-advert, a reproduction of which was published by MailOnline.

    “This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodiverse conditions.

    “We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce,” it adds — before concluding in bold, once again, that it is “only open to those from an ethnic minority background or women from any ethnic background” — and not, in fact, “everyone”.

    “Following a Registration of Interest period of several weeks, we will open this role for applications. At this stage, applications from candidates of all ethnicities and genders will be welcome,” the advert added.

    The scheme outraged Philip Davies, a backbench MP on the right of the governing Conservative (Tory) part: “It should be illegal and everybody, apart from obviously the morons at GCHQ, knows white working-class boys are the one category with the worst outcomes in the UK,” he told MailOnline.

    “Are they really saying they want to give preferential treatment to a black old Etonian or a female public schoolgirl over a white working-class boy? What possible justification could they have,” he demanded…”

  11. Greeks Increase Citizens’ Military Service Amid Increasing Turkish Aggression (breitbart, Mar 5, 2021)

    “Greece will introduce an increase in military service for conscripts serving in the army from nine to 12 months, starting in May, as part of a program to boost the armed forces amid tension with regional rival Turkey.

    The decision made public Friday will bring army service in line with the length of conscription to the navy and air force.

    The nine-month term will only remain for army conscripts who volunteer to join special forces services or serve in border areas for their entire term in uniform.

    Greece last year began a major military modernization program that will include the upgrade of its ageing F-16 fighter jet fleet as well as the purchase of new-generation, French-built Rafale jets and a planned frigate order that has drawn keen interest from competing U.S. and European arms makers.

    Greece and neighbouring Turkey are at odds over sea boundaries and mineral rights in the Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean, causing a tense naval buildup in the region last year.”

  12. ‘Rescue’ NGO Allegedly Asked for 270,000 Euros to Ship Migrants to Italy (breitbart, Mar 5, 2021)

    “The Italian migrant transport NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans has been accused of taking €125,000 to transport illegal aliens, with new claims alleging the group initially asked for as much as €270,000.

    The claims revolve around a ship belonging to the Danish company Maersk which picked up 27 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea in August of last year. The NGO is accused of negotiating a payment to transfer the migrants to its transport vessel, the Mare Jonio, weeks later, on September 11th.

    In November, Maersk reportedly transferred €125,000 ($151, 000/£108,000) to Idra Social Shipping, the company that owns the Mare Jonio. It is claimed that the money was negotiated before the NGO picking up the migrants and that initially the group had asked for €275,000 ($331,000/£237,000), Il Giornale reports.

    While neither Maersk nor Idra Social Shipping denies the cash transfer took place, both claim that the money was agreed upon weeks after the migrant transfer and not before.

    Idra Social Shipping stated that the money was agreed to recognise the costs incurred by the Mare Jonio during its mission in the Mediterranean.

    Italian prosecutors, meanwhile, say that the NGO was looking to profit from picking up the migrants and released information that Beppe Caccia, a board member of the NGO, had been on the phone to a Danish number four times from September 8th to the 10th.

    The case is not the first time Mediterranea Saving Humans has come under investigation from Italian authorities in recent years. In April of 2019, police interrogated co-founder Luca Casarini regarding allegations that the group helped facilitate illegal migration.

    Other NGOs picking up migrants in the Mediterranean have also been accused of directly working with traffickers to get migrants to Europe…”

  13. Pakistani Migrant Demands Judge Give Him 14-Year-Old Girl in French Court (breitbart, Mar 5, 2021)

    “A Pakistani migrant charged with breaking into a French asylum centre with a knife to get at a 14-year-old girl demanded in court that the judge give her to him.

    The 36-year-old Pakistani broke into an asylum reception home in the department of Ariège, where the girl was living with her family. He allegedly wanted to check and make sure the 14-year-old had not found another man.

    The Pakistani, armed with a knife, had to be subdued by the girl’s family, who also rejected the advances of the 36-year-old.

    According to a report from the news magazine Valeurs Actuelles, the Pakistani migrant, while in court, addressed the judge and demanded the 14-year-old be given to him, saying: “Mr President [presiding judge], then, are you giving me the girl?”

    “What I want is the girl,” he said.

    The judge then asked the Pakistani what he would do “if she refuses to marry [him]?”, adding: “You know that in France, you can’t marry her against her will?”

    “I’m Pakistani. She’s Russian. France is nothing,” the migrant responded.

    The 36-year-old migrant was found guilty but sentenced to just three years in prison…”

  14. FRANCE – Grenoble : les noms de deux professeurs accusés d’islamophobie placardés sur les murs de l’IEP

    Deux professeurs de Sciences Po Grenoble sont accusés d’islamophobie. Leurs noms ont été placardés devant l’établissement ce 4 mars. L’un d’eux, critiqué pour avoir questionné la notion même d’islamophobie, dénonce auprès de Marianne un climat tendu où la liberté d’expression est menacée et où les débats autour de la religion musulmane sont devenus tabous.

    Quelques mois après l’assassinat de Samuel Paty, le spectre des accusations d’islamophobie refait surface. Les noms de deux professeurs en étant accusés ont de l’Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP) de Grenoble ont été placardés le 4 mars avec des collages devant l’établissement. D’après nos informations, l’un d’eux a déposé plainte et l’IEP un signalement. Une affaire révélatrice selon l’un des enseignants d’un climat de tension au sein de l’école, où le débat sur l’islam serait devenu “tabou”.

    Le 4 mars, l’UNEF Grenoble publie une photo d’un collage à l’entrée de l’établissement portant cette inscription : “Des fascistes dans nos amphis T[…] et Kinzler démission. L’islamophobie tue.” Dans son tweet, le syndicat mentionne lui-même le nom des deux enseignants.

    Pour comprendre l’engrenage qui a mené à cet affichage, il faut remonter à fin novembre 2020. Un groupe thématique se forme pour préparer la “semaine de l’Égalité et contre les discriminations” au sein de l’établissement. Un évènement auquel Klaus Kinzler, professeur d’allemand à l’IEP, n’a pas l’habitude de participer, même s’il le trouve “parfaitement légitime”. Cette fois-ci, l’intitulé du groupe de travail “Racisme, islamophobie, antisémitisme” interpelle cet agrégé d’allemand. Il décide donc de le rejoindre dans l’espoir d’en débattre et de faire évoluer l’intitulé.

    Cet enseignant qui officie depuis 25 ans au sein de l’établissement doute de la pertinence du concept d'”islamophobie” utilisé pour désigner des discriminations dont feraient l’objet des musulmans en raison de leur religion. “Concernant notre groupe the?matique “Racisme, islamophobie, antise?mitisme”, je suis assez intrigue? par l’alignement re?ve?lateur de ces trois concepts dont l’un ne devrait certainement pas y figurer (on peut me?me discuter si ce terme a un vrai sens ou s’il n’est pas simplement l’arme de propagande d’extre?mistes plus intelligents que nous)”, écrit-il aux autres membres du groupe dans un échange de mails que Marianne s’est procuré.

    Sa collègue Claire M. ne l’entend pas de cette oreille. Si elle reconnaît dans un courriel que “la notion d’islamophobie est effectivement conteste?e et prise a? partie dans le champ politique et partisan”, la chercheuse affirme que “Ce n’est pas le cas dans le champ scientifique.” Elle défend qu’il lui paraît légitime d’employer le terme “pour de?signer des pre?juge?s et des discriminations lie?s a? l’appartenance, re?elle ou fantasme?e, a? la religion musulmane, associe?s ou non a? une discrimination et des pre?juge?s lie?s a? l’assignation raciale (que de?signe le terme ge?ne?rique de racisme).”

    Réponse de Klaus Kinzler :”Je refuse cate?goriquement de laisser sugge?rer que la perse?cution (imaginaire) des extre?mistes musulmans (et autres musulmans e?gare?s) d’aujourd’hui ait vraiment sa place a? co?te? de l’antise?mitisme mille?naire et quasi universel ou du racisme dont notre propre civilisation occidentale (tout comme la civilisation musulmane d’ailleurs) est passe?e championne du monde au fil des sie?cles …”. Faisant à nouveau référence au fait que la notion d'”islamophobie” soit accolée à celle d'”antisémitisme”. “J’ai de?cide? que, au cas ou? le groupe de?ciderait de maintenir ce nom absurde et insultant pour les victimes du racisme et de l’antise?mitisme, je le quitterais imme?diatement” conclut le germaniste.


    Deux professeurs de Sciences Po Grenoble accusés d’islamophobie sur les murs de l’IEP

    Ce jeudi, leurs noms étaient affichés en grosses lettres à l’entrée de l’établissement, accolés aux mots «fascistes» ou encore «l’islamophobie tue».

    Les deux enseignants craignent à présent pour leur sécurité et celle de leur famille.



    • Ballistic missile strikes have hit oil tankers and markets across northern Syria on Friday, according to reports.

      At the time of publication, reports are indicating that strikes were carried out by either Russian or Syrian government forces, specifically against oil markets controlled by opposition forces in northern Syria. Moreover, the reports are conflicting about whether the missiles were the Syrian Army’s OTR-21 Tochka-U or the Russian’s Iskander.

      The strikes killed one person and injured 10 others, a war monitor and a source from the Turkey-backed faction that controls the region told The Jerusalem Post.

      One strike reportedly hit oil tankers in al-Hamran, which is near Jarablus and northwest of the northern Syria town of Manbij, resulting in a massive explosion.

      The exact location of theses strikes was determined as the al-Hamran crossing between the TFSA (Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army) and SDF-controlled (Syrian Democratic Forces) areas, according to a report. The supposed target were reportedly trucks smuggling oil.

      Three missiles hit the al-Hamran crossing, according to Syrian journalist Mohamed Rasheed, “causing huge explosions and burning fuel vehicles at the targeted place.”

      It has also been reported that a subsequent strike hit an oil market in the TFSA-held town of Tarhin, which is north of al-Bab. Reporting thus far has indicated that two missiles were launched from the major city of Aleppo

  15. 8 Democrats Join Republicans in Rejecting Sanders’ $15 Minimum Wage Hike Bill
    By Jack Phillips
    March 5, 2021 Updated: March 5, 2021
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    Eight Democratic senators joined Republicans in rejecting raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over five years after it was proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

    Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Angus King (I-Vt.)—who caucuses with Democrats—opposed the measure, joining all Republicans in the upper chamber. Coons and Carper are considered two close allies of President Joe Biden, who was formerly a senator from Delaware.

    The final vote tally was 42–58, falling far short of the 60 votes needed to overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s decision that a minimum wage increase can’t be embedded in a broader COVID-19 stimulus bill.

  16. Border Sheriff Says Biden Halting Border Wall Construction Left Area Open for Cartels
    By Jack Phillips
    March 5, 2021 Updated: March 5, 2021
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    An Arizona sheriff reported that the halting of wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico border has left areas wide open for Mexican cartels to operate.

    In January, President Joe Biden issued executive orders to pause the construction of the wall that was promoted heavily by the previous administration.

    But that “stopped resources and stopped construction on our border,” Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County, Arizona, told Fox News. “As a result of that one area where the fence is not complete, we get five or six groups a day coming across there.” In the interview, he said that cartels are aiding in ferrying across what he called a “wide open” border area.

    Cochise County includes more than 80 miles of U.S.-Mexico border area.

    He added: “What it’s doing is, is forcing us back to 2019, when we had the largest, what I call, crime scene in the country to include the largest humanitarian situation going on.”

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