Reader’s links for January 16, 2022

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58 Replies to “Reader’s links for January 16, 2022”

  1. Media…

    https://archive.fo/2022.01.16-034723/https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2022/01/15/the-unvaccinated-cherish-their-freedom-to-harm-others-how-can-we-ever-forgive-them.html?rf

    “Simon Kuper wrote about “disenfranchised grief,” a psychological term to describe the feelings of mourners who keep quiet about their suffering because the cause of death is stigmatized. Can a little girl tell people that her unvaccinated dad died of COVID-19?

    For each unvaccinated American death, Kuper says, about nine people lose a grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse or child. But a child’s suffering is greatest. Children come first with all of us. Don’t they?
    “Imagine the fear, stress and confusion of a child being raised by anti-vaxxers now,” Kuper writes. “The virus is everywhere like never before and is slaying people around you. It would be natural to start wondering whether the rest of the world is right and Mummy and Daddy have joined a death cult. It’s an experience that may set these children apart into the 22nd century”
    ……

    It was Premier Doug Ford’s responsibility to get everyone vaccinated, N95-masked, and kept safe in schools, on transit, and in the cities and towns of Ontario. He didn’t do it.
    I watched Education Minister Stephen Lecce do a TV double-act with public health official Dr. Kieran Moore, both still in primitive cloth masks which they took on and off as if they didn’t understand how air worked.

    ……

    With a team of this quality, it’s clear that Ford will never tax, punish or even make life uncomfortable for unvaccinated people. Quebec, full of customary angry verve, will take action. Ford will bumble.
    We have suffered grievously for two years. The third year creaks forward.
    But Ford will not punish the unvaccinated, the dim, the cruel, the easily led, the mean-eyed people who cherish the freedom to harm others. Does he consider them his base? If so, who speaks for the rest of us?
    The Ford government had a duty of care. It failed us with its lassitude, mendacity and honed incompetence. On every crucial issue, this time the penalizing of the unvaccinated, it has taken the fetal position, curled up, eyes closed, saying not yet not yet not yet.
    Heather Mallick
    Heather Mallick is a Toronto-based columnist covering current affairs for the Star. Follow her on Twitter: @HeatherMallick

    • The Toronto Red Star, the Globe and Mail, CBC…………….gets how much money a week from Justine Trudeau?

      Canadians should DEMAND all media in Canada be defunded. Then, and only then will Canadians be told the man who discovered the PCR test said, “The PCR test must NEVER be used to diagnose a disease in a human being.”

      Canadians may learn the REAL numbers of Covid deaths, vs vaccine deaths.

      Canadians may learn the approved drugs, HCQ and Ivermectin have been around for an awful long time and saved millions of lives.

      Canadians may learn Covid is not a threat to children.

      Canadians may learn 99.99% of the population will not die from Covid.

      Canadians may learn that our own government is responsible for the deaths of thousands of old people who never had any proper treatment against Covid.

      The vaccinated now have very little immunity.

      Klaus Schwab and all the global clowns are much richer today, and many small business are now closed for good. Mission accomplished-2030 is looking gruesome for the little people unless they stand up NOW.

  2. Changing times

    https://www.cheknews.ca/b-c-no-longer-requires-medical-confirmation-to-update-gender-on-id-937235/

    ” this change is to allow trans and non-binary people to change their ID more easily.

    “Each person knows their own gender best. We need to hear from people about who they are, and that is all the confirmation as government that we need to treat people with respect and dignity and that is why we are taking this action,” Lore said.

    “Those wanting to correct their gender on ID can complete an application for change of gender designation, which includes a self-declaration section.”

    She says youth under the age of 19 will still need to provide proof of parentage or guardianship.”
    ..
    In B.C., there are three gender options for ID, F for female, M for male, or X for non-binary.
    …..
    “Having physicians involved in the process of updating identity is a relic from the past when governments did not believe what trans people were saying and we needed a physician to confirm who we said we are. Finally there is a process which is going to be easy.”

    • Thanks for the laugh Johnny -I got an invite to hear him speak in California, too bad I am not allowed to leave Canadastan!

      Any doctor / mass murder, who is vaccinating or advising children to be vaccinated, should be made to surrender their medical licence and locked up.

      Why are atom layer thick razor blades in so-called vaccines?

      The World Health Organization reluctantly admitted that the global explosion of Polio is predominately of the VACCINE strain, what else do they want to reluctantly admit to?

      latest Vaccine Adverse Reaction Events numbers:

      Adverse events 1,033,994

      Deaths 21,745

      Serious injuries 170,446 – myocarditis tops the list of vaccine injuries in 12-17 year old CHILDREN

      IF these numbers are in fact less than 1%

  3. ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA – AS IT HAPPENED: Federal Court hands down decision on Novak Djokovic visa

    A judicial review of Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel the tennis star’s visa was heard by the full bench of the Federal Court today.

    The court has just ruled against Djokovic. It was a unanimous decision of the three judges.

    Reasons for the decision have not yet been published.

    • sky news australia – Over 70 per cent of Australians want Novak Djokovic deported

      A new survey has found 71 per cent of Australians want Novak Djokovic to be deported – as the Serbian tennis star appeals his cancelled visa.

      An exclusive poll conducted by one of the Nine newspapers also found 14 per cent of respondents wanted Mr Djokovic to stay while 15 per cent were indifferent.

      The world number one’s appeal against his cancelled visa is being heard in the Federal Court today.

    • sky news UK – Deported Djokovic ‘tortured’ and ‘humiliated’

      Serb president Aleksandar Vucic said Novak Djokovic had been ‘humiliated’ by Australia at the end of a week-long visa row.

      A federal court overnight backed the original decision by the Australian government to revoke the Serb star’s visa to play in the Australian open.

      Australia demands all travellers be vaccinated to enter the country unless they have a medical exemption – Djokovic argued having COVID in the last six months was grounds for an exemption.

  4. twitter @disclosetv

    JUST IN – Compulsory vaccination in Austria starts at the beginning of February for all citizens over 18, fines up to a maximum of 3,600 euros from mid-March – Chancellor Nehammer

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1482682971375214598

    MORE – Chancellor Nehammer claims vaccination is “the best guarantee to live in freedom,” at a press conference.

    The draft law for compulsory vaccination will be sent to Austria’s National Council next week.

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1482683906092580864

    MORE – Pregnant women, recently recovered persons, and persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from #Austria’s compulsory vaccination. No prison penalties. Thus, the more wealthy can “buy their way out.”

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1482686946929479694

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  5. zero hedge – Leaked Fauci Financials Expose How Millionaire Doctor Profited From Pandemic

    Finally, after a handful of organizations tried suing Dr. Anthony Fauci in order to have them released, the good doctor’s financials – along with those of his wife, who is the NIH’s top bioethicist – have been disclosed in detail. And they were leaked by the same Senator who Fauci called a “moron” last week during a hot-mic moment.

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    twitter @RogerMarshallMD

    BREAKING! I obtained Dr. Fauci’s previously unpublished financial disclosures. Dr. Fauci was completely dishonest about his disclosures being readily accessible to the public which is why I am releasing them now.

    Dr. Fauci’s Financial Disclosures :

    https://t.co/KdRbedRTX5

    https://twitter.com/RogerMarshallMD/status/1482143444780859394

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    As the Daily Mail explains, Fauci, 80, has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and, if he continues until the end of Biden’s term in 2024, will have made roughly $2.5MM as the president’s chief medical advisor. When he retires, Fauci’s pension will be the largest in US history, exceeding $350,000 per year.

    As a reminder, Dr. Fauci lied to Congress yet again by insisting that his financials were public, when they very much weren’t (before being leaked by the Senator from Kansas, that is).

    While the doctor has insisted he hasn’t profited from the pandemic, his paperwork showed that he and his wife were paid $14,000 to “virtually” attend a series of galas directly related to his position as the nation’s de facto COVID czar.
    Perhaps the most entertaining disclosure from Dr. Fauci’s financials is the revelation that the couple owns a restaurant in tony San Francisco. It’s called Jackson Fillmore Trattoria. Unfortunately for them, the restaurant didn’t make any money last year.

    Sen. Marshall clashed with the 80-year-old doctor on Tuesday when Marshall wanted to see Fauci’s financial information. Fauci replied that the documents were public, and appeared to take umbrage at even being asked. “Yes or no, would you be willing to submit to Congress and the public a financial disclosure that includes your past and current investments?” Marshall asked. “Our office cannot find them.” Fauci replied: “I don’t understand why you’re asking me that question…my financial disclosure is public knowledge and has been so for the last 37 years or so.”

    According to the Center for Public Integrity, Fauci’s financial statements were indeed publicly available, however, obtaining them was a lengthy procedure: they requested the document in May 2020 didn’t receive it until three months later.

    All told, Dr. Fauci has three accounts with Charles Schwab that have a total of $8,337,940.90. He has a contributory IRA with $638,519.70 in it, and a brokerage trust account with $2,403,522.28. Finally, the most valuable of the three disclosed was a Schwab One Trust containing $5,295,898.92.

    Most of Dr. Fauci’s wealth comes from his government salary, but he has also made a substantial portion from books and appearances. Sen. Marshall is pushing for a new law called the “FAUCI Act” that would require unelected bureaucrats like Dr. Fauci to produce more thorough financial disclosures so that they can be appropriately scrutinized by the American public.

    Readers can find more disclosures on Sen. Marshall’s website, which features a more comprehensive breakdown of the doctor’s financials, along with copies of all the associated paperwork.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fauci-financials-expose-how-millionaire-doctor-profited-pandemic

    • CBC – The safe science behind COVID-19 booster shots

      While some Canadians who have received their booster shots have later tested positive for COVID-19, medical experts agree that the science behind booster jabs is sound.

      • Name the experts, keep lists of their names for future trials – Crimes against Humanity.

        CBC and other Canadian media people – keep track of their pushing this experiment on Canadian children – the disgusting bastards. Send them a Notice of Liability.

    • CBC – What you need to know about layering masks

      Dr. Anna Wolak, a family physician and member of Masks4Canada, breaks down the dos and don’ts of mask layering, as well as some hacks to help your masks fit better.

      + comments on the YT page

    • Feds unlikely to challenge Quebec’s proposed tax on unvaccinated, Charest says

      The federal government is unlikely to challenge Quebec’s controversial proposal to apply a tax on the unvaccinated in the province, says former premier Jean Charest.

      Quebec has assured Ottawa that they will follow the principles of the Canada Health Act in implementing the levy – if they didn’t, the federal government could withhold health transfers.

      Charest said that won’t happen.

      “I’ve been there. In the days when I was premier of Quebec, there were things we were doing, that in certain instances, may have been outside the Act. The federal government won’t move on [this], they’ll let it pass,” he said during an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday.

      “Do they want to be on the side—and that’s the dilemma right now for governments—be on the side or be seen as on the side of the anti vaxxers? … Intervening directly within the health-care system of Quebec? That would be frankly, that would be a very bad move on their side.”

      Quebec announced the proposal last Tuesday, noting the levy would apply to those without a medical exemption and could be executed as soon as the next several weeks.

      Premier François Legault stipulated that $50 or $100 wouldn’t be a “significant” enough penalty for him.

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in on the issue during a pandemic update the following day, noting that “incentives and strong measures” have worked in the fight against COVID-19.

      He said the federal government is awaiting more details.

      In a separate interview on CTV’s Question Period, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said provincial governments are free to act how they see fit in their own jurisdictions.

      “What we’re supportive of, is to use every available mechanism to encourage Canadians to get vaccinated,to do the right thing. In our own jurisdiction, whether it’s federally regulated industries, banks, telecommunications companies, airlines, we’ve imposed vaccine mandates,” he said.

      “So provinces are looking within their own jurisdiction, and what they think is the best way to encourage vaccine uptake.”

      MNA Christopher Skeete says the tax proposal stems from the simple fact that there is a financial and societal cost to not getting the jab.

      “It’s reflected in the contagion, that they propagate the virus, it’s also seen in the fact that a lot of people are ill from work, because they’ve gotten COVID. So there is a cost in terms of resources, in terms of money, in terms of society for these decisions, and I think at some point we have to have a discussion about that,” he said.

      Skeete reiterated that the bill won’t be a “punitive” one, but rather one that emphasizes the “onerousness” of not getting vaccinated for legitimate reasons.

      Charest said there’s been widespread support of the announcement among Quebecers who are growing increasingly more frustrated with the public health ramifications of the unvaccinated.

      “People in this province are very, very frustrated with the unvaxxed because there is, in their mind, a very direct link between the fact that they are occupying hospital beds, and they are in emergency units, when in fact there are people who are being deprived of health services and life-depending services because of their decision. So, that’s the reason why there’s wide support,” he said.

      https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/feds-unlikely-to-challenge-quebec-s-proposed-tax-on-unvaccinated-charest-says-1.5740982

    • toronto star –The unvaccinated cherish their freedom to harm others. How can we ever forgive them?

      We’re all at risk, and the Ford government has failed us with its lassitude, mendacity and honed incompetence, Heather Mallick writes.

      Will we ever forgive the deliberately unvaccinated for having helped spread a disease that killed and disabled so many, devastating the economy, leaving many of us jobless and wretched?

      Will we ever look on them gently when their casual choices left us unable to hold a loved one as she died? When a young woman with stage 4 colon cancer had her surgery postponed for the third time because hospitals are packed with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients at death’s door? Death has an open-door policy, never more so than now.

      And will your children forgive you? The always humane Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper wrote about “disenfranchised grief,” a psychological term to describe the feelings of mourners who keep quiet about their suffering because the cause of death is stigmatized. Can a little girl tell people that her unvaccinated dad died of COVID-19?

      For each unvaccinated American death, Kuper says, about nine people lose a grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse or child. But a child’s suffering is greatest. Children come first with all of us. Don’t they?

      “Imagine the fear, stress and confusion of a child being raised by anti-vaxxers now,” Kuper writes.

      “The virus is everywhere like never before and is slaying people around you. It would be natural to start wondering whether the rest of the world is right and Mummy and Daddy have joined a death cult. It’s an experience that may set these children apart into the 22nd century.”

      Canadian journalists, perhaps out of civility, have hesitated to hit hard on unvaccinated patients. But the CBC reports that between Dec. 14, 2020, and Dec. 18, 2021 — one full terrible year — about 80 per cent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 76 per cent of those who died were unvaccinated.

      In the ICU at Toronto General Hospital, CTV’s Avis Favaro reported, 70 per cent of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated. When someone sneered on Twitter that this meant 30 per cent of them were vaccinated, Favaro replied, “Doctors say they have immune disorders, some are transplant patients or are more elderly where even two doses don’t work well enough.” None in the ICU she reported from were triple vaccinated.

      The fervently unmasked attack the masked in public, often violently or in racist terms. We see it on airplanes, at corner stores and on the subway, citizen journalists compiling mixtapes of ugly scenes, the kind of thing you will find in museums 50 years from now showing how humans behaved in 2022.

      This week we finally heard about a masked customer threatening an unmasked couple in a Port Elgin store. He allegedly smashed their tail light, which was deplorable but perhaps a preview of what the vaccinated think of the anti-vax creatures howling outside hospitals, invading stores and terrorizing politicians in their homes. You’re awful, we think.

      Anecdotally, I have twice walked out of crowded grocery stores at Bay and Bloor because they didn’t enforce masking. Packed with rich people, it is the rudest intersection in the city. I see screaming abuse, car crashes, honking and physical attacks.

      This week I saw a man of obvious wealth shop with his flimsy blue mask pulled under his chin. I asked a staffer to talk to him. The nice, teenage, lightly paid shelf-stacker walked past a rich man twice his size and pretended not to notice the man’s bare face. He was scared to confront him.

      I felt horribly ashamed for having asked him in the first place.

      It was the store’s responsibility, not the boy’s. The store didn’t do it. It was Premier Doug Ford’s responsibility to get everyone vaccinated, N95-masked, and kept safe in schools, on transit, and in the cities and towns of Ontario. He didn’t do it.

      I watched Education Minister Stephen Lecce do a TV double-act with public health official Dr. Kieran Moore, both still in primitive cloth masks which they took on and off as if they didn’t understand how air worked.

      It looked like the “Idiots Are People Two!” episode from “30 Rock,” with people demonstrating against the stigma of being stupid. “We are idiots! For all intensive purposes!”

      Lecce campaigned, claimed Ontario was doing better than other provinces. We don’t care. Moore said pediatric vaccinations were untrustworthy, then backtracked.

      With a team of this quality, it’s clear that Ford will never tax, punish or even make life uncomfortable for unvaccinated people. Quebec, full of customary angry verve, will take action. Ford will bumble.

      We have suffered grievously for two years. The third year creaks forward.

      But Ford will not punish the unvaccinated, the dim, the cruel, the easily led, the mean-eyed people who cherish the freedom to harm others. Does he consider them his base? If so, who speaks for the rest of us?

      The Ford government had a duty of care. It failed us with its lassitude, mendacity and honed incompetence. On every crucial issue, this time the penalizing of the unvaccinated, it has taken the fetal position, curled up, eyes closed, saying not yet not yet not yet.

      Heather Mallick
      Heather Mallick is a Toronto-based columnist covering current affairs for the Star. Follow her on Twitter: @HeatherMallick

      https://www.hidemyass-freeproxy.com/proxy/en-ca/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGhlc3Rhci5jb20vcG9saXRpY3MvcG9saXRpY2FsLW9waW5pb24vMjAyMi8wMS8xNS90aGUtdW52YWNjaW5hdGVkLWNoZXJpc2gtdGhlaXItZnJlZWRvbS10by1oYXJtLW90aGVycy1ob3ctY2FuLXdlLWV2ZXItZm9yZ2l2ZS10aGVtLmh0bWw_bGlfc291cmNlPUxJJmxpX21lZGl1bT10aGVzdGFyX3BvbGl0aWNz

      https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2022/01/15/the-unvaccinated-cherish-their-freedom-to-harm-others-how-can-we-ever-forgive-them.html

      • Should you not direct your ire at the persons directly responsible ,vis the chinese?the “unvaxxed”did not kill all of these people,the chinese central committee did,aided and abetted by our corrupt administrations who made vast wealth from the suffering of the people of the world.

    • the guardian –Italian nurse accused of giving fake Covid jabs to anti-vaxxers arrested

      Police say people were fraudulently obtaining Covid passes by having fake vaccinations in Palermo

      Italian police have arrested a nurse in Palermofor allegedly pretending to give Covid vaccines to anti-vaxxer activists so they could benefit from official health certificates to travel and access bars, restaurants and public transport in the country.

      Investigators used a hidden camera to film the nurse, a 58-year-old woman working at an inoculation centre in the Sicilian capital. The clip, released on Saturday on Twitter, shows the health worker apparently loading up a dose of Covid-19 vaccine and then emptying the syringe into a tissue before pretending to inject it into the arms of anti-vaxxers.

      Police said the woman’s own booster dose was fake and arrested her on charges of forgery and embezzlement.

      It is not the first time a nurse has been arrested in Italy for pretending to inject Covid vaccines. Dozens of health workers, including at least three doctors, have been charged or investigated on suspicion of administering fake jabs to people in recent months, with some paying up to €400 (£330) each for the service.

      Last Wednesday, an Italian nurse in Ancona in the Marche region was arrested for allegedly giving fake Covid vaccines to at least 45 people. The health worker allegedly emptied vaccines into a medical waste bin.

      According to investigators, anti-vaccine protesters were willing to pay up to €300 for the service in order to receive the so-called “super green pass”, introduced by the Italian government last December and required to access cinemas, gyms, nightclubs and stadiums, as well as to be served indoors at bars and restaurants.

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/16/italian-nurse-accused-of-giving-fake-covid-jabs-to-anti-vaxxers

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      Infermiera arrestata a Palermo, fingeva di vaccinare No Vax

      Palermo, 15 gen. (askanews) – La Digos di Palermo ha arrestato un’infermiera, che fingeva di vaccinare No Vax presso l’hub vaccinale della “Fiera del Mediterraneo”; è indagata per i presunti reati di falso ideologico e peculato.

      La donna lavorava come infermiera anche presso il Reparto malattie infettive del “Civico” di Palermo e, come si vede in queste immagini girate da videocamere nascoste, avrebbe versato il vaccino in una garza prima di simulare la vaccinazione di una coppia di coniugi No Vax con una finta iniezione.

      Non solo, lei stessa avrebbe simulato di aver ricevuto la sua terza dose di vaccino anti-Covid19 con la stessa metodologia, grazie alla complicità di un’altra infermiera.

      L’ordinanza restrittiva è il risultato delle indagini che, con il coordinamento della Procura di Palermo, avevano già condotto al fermo, nello scorso mese di dicembre, proprio di quest’altra infermiera del medesimo hub vaccinale, ritenuta responsabile di corruzione, falso ideologico e peculato e indagata per altre false vaccinazioni effettuate in favore di 11 persone, tra cui un noto leader del movimento no vax.

      Sono in corso ulteriori indagini per individuare eventuali altre false vaccinazioni.

  6. zero hedge – WHO Recommends 2 New Drugs as COVID-19 Treatments

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended two new drugs to treat COVID-19—baricitinib and sotrovimab.

    Baricitinib, an oral drug, is “strongly recommended” for people with severe or critical COVID-19, to be given with cortico steroids, the WHO announced.

    Baricitinib is part of a class of drugs called Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, which suppress the overstimulation of the immune system. The drug is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

    […]

    Sotrovimab is “conditionally recommended” for people with mild or moderate COVID-19 but at “high risk” of hospitalization. This includes people who are “older, immunocompromised, having underlying conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, and those unvaccinated,” stated the United Nations agency.

    Sotrovimab is administered as a single intravenous infusion over 30 minutes. It is a monoclonal antibody drug, and can be used as an alternative to casirivimab-imdevimab, another monoclonal antibody that the WHO recommended in September 2021. Monoclonal antibodies are lab-created proteins designed to act like human antibodies in the immune system.

    […]

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/who-recommends-2-new-drugs-covid-19-treatments

  7. Has anyone ever compared the rashes the AIDS patients developed after AZT treatment to the rashes vaccinated patients have? They are remarkably similar and last for months on end- do they ever go away?

    When they knew AZT was what was killing AIDS patients , Fauci said “They were going to die anyway.”

    Keep your videos of Justine Trudeau urging children to get vaccinated- – how will he justify his actions in front of the World court when he is charged with Crimes Against Humanity?

  8. Gill Sans typeface font.

    “One of reasons for the enduring success of Gill Sans is that it is based on Roman character shapes and proportions and is unlike virtually any other sans serif typeface. There is also warmth and humanity found in Gill Sans that is found in few sans serif typefaces.”

    “Gill Sans continues to be a popular choice, as it has been featured prominently by the Church of England, which adopted the typeface in 2000…”
    https://www.fonts.com/font/monotype/gill-sans/story

  9. the guardian –Texas synagogue siege: hostage-taker named as 44-year-old Briton

    FBI stormed building after man took four people including a rabbi captive during Shabbat service

    A man who died after taking four people hostage at a Texas synagogue has been named by the FBI as 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram.

    Akram began a standoff with police after disrupting a religious service at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and taking hostages including the rabbi. He released one hostage unharmed after six hours.

    More than 10 hours after the siege began, members of the FBI’s hostage rescue team stormed the synagogue to free the three remaining hostages. They were said to be “alive and well” after the siege had been brought to an end.

    On Sunday, Joe Biden said the gunman had used weapons he got off the street to commit “an act of terror”.

    The US president, who was visiting a food bank in Philadelphia, said: “I don’t have all the facts, nor does the attorney general – but allegedly the assertion was he got the weapons on the street.

    “He purchased them when he landed and it turns out there apparently were no bombs that we know of … Apparently he spent the first night in a homeless shelter. I don’t have all the details yet so I’m reluctant to go into much more detail.”

    Akram’s family said they were “devastated” by his death, Sky News reported. His brother Gulbard said in a statement that family members had spent hours “liaising with Faisal” during the hostage-taking, and that although he was “suffering from mental health issues we were confident that he would not harm the hostages,”.

    The family said they “do not condone any of his actions and would like to sincerely apologise wholeheartedly to all the victims involved in the unfortunate incident,” according to Sky.

    Reports suggested that a live stream of the Shabbat service, available on Facebook during the standoff until it was cut off at 2pm local time, captured audio of a man talking in an English accent.

    A spokesman for the Metropolitan police in London said counter terrorism policing officials were liaising with their US counterparts over the incident.

    The police department said it first sent in Swat teams at the synagogue in response to emergency calls beginning at about 10.40am. The FBI made contact with the man who said he wanted to speak to a woman held in a federal prison.

    Video from Dallas TV station WFAA shows people running out a door of the synagogue, and then a man holding a gun opening the same door just seconds later, before he turns around and closes the door. Moments later, several rounds of gunfire can be heard, followed by the sound of an explosion.

    FBI special agent in charge, Matt DeSarno, said the hostage taker was specifically focused on an issue not directly connected to the Jewish community, and there was no immediate indication that the man was part of any broader plan. But DeSarno said the agency’s investigation “will have global reach”.

    In the live stream, the hostage-taker was heard demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al-Qaida, who was convicted of trying to kill US military officers while in custody in Afghanistan, a law enforcement official said. Siddiqui is in federal prison in Texas serving an 86-year sentence.

    Multiple people heard the hostage-taker refer to Siddiqui as his “sister” on the livestream, but John Floyd, board chair for the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations –– the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group –– said Siddiqui’s brother, Mohammad Siddiqui, was not involved.

    “This assailant has nothing to do with Dr Aafia, her family, or the global campaign to get justice for Dr Aafia. We want the assailant to know that his actions are wicked and directly undermine those of us who are seeking justice for Dr Aafia,” said Floyd, who is also legal counsel for Mohammad Siddiqui.

    “We have confirmed that the family member being wrongly accused of this heinous act is not near the DFW Metro area.”

    The man could be heard saying repeatedly he did not want to see anyone hurt and that he believed he was going to die, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

    On Sunday the British foreign secretary, Liz Truss, condemned the incident in a statement posted on Twitter. “My thoughts are with the Jewish community and all those affected by the appalling act in Texas. We condemn this act of terrorism and antisemitism,” Truss said. She added: “We stand with US in defending the rights and freedoms of our citizens against those who spread hate.”

    Colleyville, a community of about 26,000 people, is about 15 miles (23 km) north-east of Fort Worth. The synagogue is nestled among large houses in a leafy residential neighborhood. Congregation Beth Israel is led by Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who has been there since 2006 as the synagogue’s first full-time rabbi.

    Anna Salton Eisen, a founder and former president of the synagogue, said the congregation has about 140 members and Cytron-Walker has worked hard to build interfaith relationships in the community, including doing pulpit swaps and participating in a community peace walk.

    “This is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. You know, it’s a small town and it’s a small congregation,” Eisen said as the hostage situation was ongoing. “No matter how it turns out it’s hard to fathom how we will all be changed by this, because surely we will be.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/16/texas-synagogue-siege-hostage-taker-shot-dead-by-fbi-believed-to-be-british

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    sky news UK – British hostage-taker shot dead in Texas

    A suspect who was shot dead by police after taking four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was British, the Foreign Office says.

    The hostage-taker was earlier heard in a livestream demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al Qaeda, who was convicted of trying to kill US military officers while in custody in Afghanistan.

    One hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville was released six hours into the 10-hour standoff, before an FBI SWAT team entered the building at around 9pm local time on Saturday.

    Three others were released unharmed.

    • DAILY MAIL – Police in Manchester arrest two teenagers over Texas synagogue siege that saw anti-Semitic terrorist from Blackburn shot dead – as first picture of gunman emerges and his ‘devastated’ brother says: ‘He had a criminal record. How was he allowed to travel?’

      FBI identifies Texas synagogue shooter as 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, who is originally from Blackburn

      His brother, Gulbar, liaised with suspect in FBI incident room, blamed mental health issues for Faisal’s actions

      Sibling also revealed Malik Akram had a criminal record and asked how he was able to enter the United States

      Two teenagers from Manchester have been arrested in connection with incident and were quizzed last night

      Joe Biden condemned Akram’s actions as an ‘act of terror’ during a PR event in Philadelphia

      All four hostages have been released after the terrorist was shot and police stormed the Texas synagogue

      Gunshots were heard at around 9pm CST (3am GMT) after a hostage was released and SWAT team stormed in

      Dramatic footage captured the moment two of three remaining hostages ran out of the temple, with the gun totting terrorist right behind them before he quickly retreated inside after seeing the nearby SWAT team

      A SWAT team had been deployed and the FBI was negotiating with him as the standoff entered hour eleven

      Akram had demanded the release of ‘Lady Al Qaeda’ Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving 86 years at FMC Carswell, New York for the attempted murder of US military personnel, according to an ABC News report

      […]

      … two teenagers in Manchester have been arrested tonight in connection with the incident.

      The two teenagers, from South Manchester, are currently being quizzed by police over events that transpired more than 4,700 miles away in Colleyville, counter terror specialists confirmed on Sunday night. They cannot be identified for legal reasons.

      […]

      Lawyer Annette Lamoreaux who represents Siddiqui’s biological brother Mohammad, a Houston architect, told Mail Online: ‘The gunman is most definitely not her biological brother.

      ‘I spoke to Mohammad an hour ago and he is very upset to be implicated in this attack by the hostage-taker.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10408425/Blackburn-terrorist-Brother-Faisal-Akram-blames-mental-health-struggles-shooters-actions.html

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10408425/Blackburn-terrorist-Brother-Faisal-Akram-blames-mental-health-struggles-shooters-actions.html

  10. GERMANY – CHEMNITZ – Arson suspected at Turkish mosque in Germany’s Saxony

    German authorities launched an investigation after a fire was reported in the backyard of a Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) mosque in the city of Chemnitz, police said Sunday.

    Police suspect that the fire, which took place in the backyard of Fatih Mosque at around 11 p.m. local time (10 p.m. GMT) Saturday, could be arson, and launched a multi-pronged operation to probe the incident.

    The mosque’s director Enis Sezgi told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he learned about the fire after a police call. He noted that the mosque has been closed to worship after firefighters broke all doors of the mosque and the fumes and unpleasant odor left after the construction supplies in the backyard were burnt down.

    The cause of the fire has still not been identified, according to Sezgi, who highlighted that they have been receiving anti-Muslim threat messages in the mail.

    Turkish Consul-General Olgun Yücekök told AA that they have been in contact with Saxony police and are closely following the investigation.

    Meanwhile, Turkey’s religious services attache Emre Simsek in Berlin said they were sad about the fire and the material damage that the mosque suffered, but are happy that there have been no casualties.

    Germany has experienced a rise in racism and anti-Muslim hatred in recent years. Germany is home to 81 million people and hosts the second-largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France. Of the country’s nearly 4.7 million Muslims, at least 3 million are of Turkish descent.

    The Turkish community in Europe is concerned with the rising trend of Islamophobia and Turkophobia in Western countries and has called on European states to escalate measures against hate crimes.

    Turkish officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have frequently urged European decision-makers and politicians to take a stance against racism and other types of discrimination that have threatened the lives of millions of people living within the bloc’s borders.

    https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/eu-affairs/arson-suspected-at-turkish-mosque-in-germanys-saxony

  11. Demography and education: Why Germany is only third-rate (3rd grade)
    https://pastebin.com/CkkVSpd6

    ENGLISH – AUTO TRANSLATE FROM GERMAN (scroll down for the German Version)
    FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT

    Demography and education: Why Germany is only third-rate (3rd grade)
    About the future of human societies
    https://finanzmarktwelt.de/demografie-und-bildung-warum-deutschland-nur-noch-drittklasssig-ist-214545/
    https://archive.md/zGxAU

    Demography is a crucial factor for the future of societies – as is education.
    But how does Germany fare here in an international comparison?
    So what does our future look like?

  12. The same monsters who invested in the abortion racket – my body my choice – world population control, have invested in the everyone needs to be vaccinated – no choice – population control.

    vaccine adverse reactions now over 1,033,994 and that number may be less than 1%. Congratulations for the greatest con in world history.

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