Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Anti-Semitic Jewish Media

by Bruce Bawer
  • Almost everyone in a position to do something is a coward. Politicians continue to recite the mantra that "Muslims are today's Jews," even though in Europe today Muslims are far more often the tormentors than the tormented, and Jews lead the list of victims of public abuse.
  • Needless to say, the immigrants Trump wants to keep out of the U.S. are precisely the type who, in Europe, are currently Jew-bashing people like Stephen Miller -- and Rob Eshman. But Eshman doesn't want to think about this ticklish fact, which challenges his own simplistic, self-righteous pontifications.
  • Linda Sarsour is the very personification of stealth Islamization and an obvious anti-Semite. But as Davidson himself noted, she's acquired plenty of Jewish allies and defenders, "including Jeremy Ben-Ami, Mark Hetfield, Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Brad Lander."
For years now, Jews across western Europe have been the targets of harassment by Muslims. Police officers stand guard outside of synagogues. Recently, when I stayed in the Jewish Quarter in Rome, I couldn't help notice the presence of multiple police kiosks, each manned by an armed cop. Many Jews in European cities have long since ceased wearing yarmulkes or Stars of David. Jewish kids are instructed by their parents to avoid identifying themselves as Jews at school lest they be beaten up by their little Muslim friends.
Meanwhile, almost everyone in a position to do something is a coward. Politicians continue to recite the mantra that "Muslims are today's Jews," even though in Europe today Muslims are far more often the tormentors than the tormented, and Jews lead the list of victims of public abuse. Police prefer not to prosecute Muslim perpetrators for fear of being called "Islamophobes." Teachers don't want to deal with Muslim bullies in their classes for the same reason.
Yet you would hardly know this to read much of America's Jewish media. On August 2, the Jewish Journal ran a piece slamming Trump adviser Stephen Miller for dismissing (quite properly) the suggestion by CNN's Jim Acosta that the new immigration bill favoring English-speakers violated the "spirit" of Emma Lazarus's Statue of Liberty poem, "The New Colossus," and emphasizing, as if it had anything to do with the issue, that Miller himself is the great-grandson of Jewish immigrants. This was not the first time the Jewish Journal had gone after Miller for being a Jew who supports immigration reform. In March, another piece in that publication, headlined (I kid you not) "From Hebrew School to Halls of Power," noted that Miller was "a principal author of Trump's draconian immigration measures, including the executive order the president signed in late January targeting immigrants from Muslim-majority countries," even though "[t]hese politics are generally reviled in the liberal circles of his Jewish upbringing."
The big hit-job, however, came a year ago, when the editor-in-chief of the Jewish Journal, Rob Eshman, sneered at Miller for the way in which he "froth[ed] the mob" at Trump rallies over immigration. Eshman professed shock at the news that Miller is Jewish. How, he asked, could "this young anti-immigrant leader" be "the descendent of immigrants"? Eshman looked into Miller's family tree, and discovered that his maternal great-grandfather, seeking to escape persecution by Cossacks, fled Antopol (in present-day Belarus) and settled in Pennsylvania, where he founded a thriving business. And yet, thundered Eshman, Miller dares to serve as "Trump's anti-immigrant avatar." Imagine: "The great-grandson of a desperate refugee can grow up to shill for the demagogue bent on keeping desperate refugees like his great-grandfather out."
Stephen Miller, Senior Advisor to the President for Policy, talks to reporters about President Donald Trump's support for creating a "merit-based immigration system", August 2, 2017. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Needless to say, the immigrants Trump wants to keep out of the U.S. are precisely the type who, in Europe, are currently Jew-bashing people like Stephen Miller -- and Rob Eshman. But Eshman doesn't want to think about this ticklish fact, which challenges his own simplistic, self-righteous pontifications. No, better to demonize Miller as "an American Jew [who has] turn[ed] on immigrants," who has "tak[en] the side of people who... would have met your own great-grandparents at the docks with stones and spitballs," and who is "stoking anti-immigrant fear and hate, by calling for a ban on an entire religion."
As it happens, Trump has never sought to enact a ban on an entire religion, although the present situation in Europe certainly makes a good argument for such a ban (with ample room for sensible exceptions, of course).
On August 3, over at the Forward, formerly the Jewish Daily Forward, one Steven Davidson actually served up one of the most idiotic articles of the year, entitled "19 People Jews Should Worry About More Than Linda Sarsour." Sarsour, of course, is the devout, hijab-wearing, sharia-loving, Israel-boycotting Muslim who, since her high-profile appearance at the Women's March on the day after Trump's inauguration, has become a hero of feminism and of the left generally. Linda Sarsour is the very personification of stealth Islamization and an obvious anti-Semite. But as Davidson himself noted, she's acquired plenty of Jewish allies and defenders, "including Jeremy Ben-Ami, Mark Hetfield, Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Brad Lander."
As for Davidson, while finding some of her language "coarse and insensitive," he insists that criticism of her has "no basis in reality." In his piece, he encouraged readers to move from Sarsour and focus their concerns instead on 19 other people, including Louis Farrakhan, David Duke, the Ayatollah Khamenei, and the leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah. Well, I don't know about you, but I'm capable of hating all these other people while still having enough hate left for Linda Sarsour. (I'm also capable of noticing that nobody in the American mainstream is celebrating most of these other creeps, while Sarsour, under a Hillary Clinton administration, would probably have been in line for a Presidential Medal of Freedom.)
Also on the list, however, are White House counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka, whom Davidson smears as "a member of a far-right group founded by Nazis"; Trump strategist Steve Bannon, formerly of Breitbart, which "spew[s] xenophobic hate"; Milo Yiannopoulos, who although half-Jewish "disseminat[es] Jewish conspiratorial tropes"; and President Trump himself, whose crimes against the Jewish people, according to Davidson, include "[r]efus[al] to mention Jews on Holocaust Remembrance Day." Never mind that he has a Jewish daughter and grandchildren; we are supposed to believe that it is Trump, not Sarsour, who threatens Jews. Perhaps Davidson should have a little chat with some of the growing number of European Jews who are heading straight to Trump's America to escape Sarsour's coreligionists who, in countries run by politicians of whom Davidson doubtless approves, are being allowed to turn Europe once again into a place from which Jews feel compelled to flee.

Study: 70 Per Cent of Germans Would Send Mediterranean Migrants Back

A new study has revealed that the vast majority of Germans do not see the migrants coming across the Mediterranean as legitimate refugees and want to see them deported back to North Africa.

The study, conducted by research institute Civey shows that 69.8 per cent of Germans do not regard the migrants rescued and transported by NGOs in the Mediterranean as legitimate refugees despite claims from the NGOs themselves.
Many of the NGOs have called for Germany to stop cooperating with the Libyan coastguard which has been turning back migrant boats, but according to the survey, most Germans disagree with them, Die Welt reports.

When the survey data is broken down by age, it shows that the largest section of those who want to return the migrants to North Africa are aged 65 and older at 74.6 per cent. The data also differs depending on the region of Germany the participant comes from with East Germans being the most favourable to deportations.
Along political lines, a majority of members of all parties support the deportation of Mediterranean migrants except for the left-wing Green party with only 34.7 per cent approving of the idea and 48.8 per cent rejecting the idea.
The Green party have long been in favour of the NGOs and their rescue missions in the Mediterranean, including Hamburg Green politician Anna Gallina who joined the crew of the Sea Eye NGO earlier this year. Ms. Gallina justified her actions saying: “I am going to Libya in the next few weeks because I want to contribute to the salvation of the people.”
The survey deeply divided the far-left Die Linke, or Left Party, with the number of those agreeing and disagreeing being close to equal. Some members of the far-left party, which finds its origins in the Communist party of former East Germany, have been against mass migration while others like Left Party politician Diether Dehm are so pro-migrant that Dehm was accused of smuggling migrants himself.
Perhaps least surprisingly, anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) members voted 98.8 percent in favour of deporting Mediterranean migrants. The AfD has consistently been against mass migration and for the strengthening of Germany’s borders since the start of the migrant crisis.
new poll,  from Insa, shows the AfD regaining some of the momentum they had in regional and local elections last year. The poll shows the party once again in third place nationally behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) coalition and the Social Democrats (SPD) led by former European Union parliament president Martin Schulz.

Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain

by Soeren Kern
  • "The biggest migration movements are still ahead: Africa's population will double in the next decades. A country like Egypt will grow to 100 million people, Nigeria to 400 million. In our digital age with the internet and mobile phones, everyone knows about our prosperity and lifestyle." — German Development Minister Gerd Müller.
  • "Young people all have cellphones and they can see what's happening in other parts of the world, and that acts as a magnet." — Michael Møller, Director of the United Nations office in Geneva.
  • "If we do not manage to solve the central problems in African countries, ten, 20 or even 30 million immigrants will arrive in the European Union within the next ten years." — Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament.
Spain is on track to overtake Greece as the second-biggest gateway for migrants entering Europe by sea. The sudden surge in migration to Spain comes amid a crackdown on human smuggling along the Libya-Italy sea route, currently the main migrant point of entry to Europe.
The westward shift in migration routes from Greece and Italy implies that Spain, situated only ten miles from Africa by sea, may soon find itself at the center of Europe's migration crisis.
More than 8,300 illegal migrants have reached Spanish shores during the first seven months of 2017 — three times as many as in all of 2016, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Thousands more migrants have entered Spain by land, primarily at the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the north coast of Morocco, the European Union's only land borders with Africa. Once there, migrants are housed in temporary shelters and then moved to the Spanish mainland, from where many continue on to other parts of Europe.
In all, some 12,000 migrants have arrived in Spain so far this year, compared to 13,246 for all of 2016. By comparison, 14,156 migrants have arrived in Greece so far in 2017.
Italy remains the main migrant gateway to Europe, with around 97,000 arrivals so far this year, compared to 181,436 for all of 2016. Italy has been the main point of entry to Europe since the EU-Turkey migrant deal, signed in March 2016, shut off the route from Turkey to Greece, at one time the preferred point of entry to Europe for migrants from Asia and the Middle East. Almost 600,000 migrants have arrived in Italy during the past four years.
Migrants wait to be rescued by crewmembers from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) Phoenix vessel on June 10, 2017 off Lampedusa, Italy. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
In May, Italy signed a deal with Libya, Chad and Niger to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean through improved border controls. In July, Italy also reached a deal with France and Germany to tighten the regulation of charities operating boats in the Mediterranean and to increase funds to the Libyan coast guard.
Since then, the Libyan coast guard has prevented thousands of migrants from leaving the Libyan coast for Italy. The crackdown, however, has sent would-be migrants scrambling for an alternative route to cross the Mediterranean. This appears to explain the increase in migrants arriving in Spain.
On August 14, Frontex, the European Union's border agency, reported that the number of African migrants arriving in Italy from Libya had dropped by more than half in July compared to the month before. During this period, the number of migrants arriving in Spain rose sharply.
Frontex said that 10,160 migrants had arrived in Italy by sea in July — 57% fewer than in June and the lowest level of arrivals for a July since 2014. According to Frontex, 2,300 migrants made it to Spain in July, more than four times as many as the year before. Most of the migrants arriving in Italy and Spain are believed to be economic migrants seeking a better life in Europe, not refugees fleeing war zones.
"The vast majority of migrants crossing to Italy from Libya come from Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and other west African countries," said Joel Millman, an IOM spokesman, in an interview with the Financial Times. "Given the crackdown on migration from Libya, it seems natural that many would forsake the dangerous dessert [sic] crossing to Libya and choose to cross from Morocco."
Julio Andrade, a city councilor in Málaga, a port city in southern Spain, called it "the balloon effect." In an interview with the Irish Times, he said: "If you squeeze one area, the air goes elsewhere. If there is a lot of police pressure and arrests of mafias around the Mediterranean routes via Greece and Italy, for example, then the mafias will look for other routes."
Spanish authorities have reported that there is a surge in African migrants attempting to cross the land border at Ceuta by scaling fences that are up to six meters (20 feet) tall and topped by razor wire. Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said there were 2,266 attempts to jump the perimeter at Ceuta during the first seven months of 2017, compared to a total of 3,472 attempts in all of 2016.
On August 7, more than 300 mostly sub-Saharan Africans ambushed Spanish and Moroccan security forces and stormed the border crossing at El Tarajal; 186 migrants made it onto Spanish territory. On August 8, more than a thousand migrants armed with spears and rocks attempted to breach the same crossing. On August 9, Spanish authorities closed the border for a week. On August 10, around 700 migrants stormed the border; 200 migrants were arrested.
Meanwhile, on August 9, a video showed a rubber boat carrying dozens of migrants arrive at a beach full of sunbathers in Cádiz. José Maraver, the head of a rescue center in nearby Tarifa, told the Telegraph that a second boat had landed on another beach in the area and that this scene was now a regular occurrence. "Every day there are boats, every day there is migration," he said. "The situation is getting very complicated."
Migrants are also using other means to reach Spain. On August 6, for example, four Moroccans reached the coast of Málaga on jet skis. During July and August, police intercepted at least two dozen migrants using jet skis to cross over to Spain. On August 10, police using motion detectors and thermal imaging sensors found 56 migrants, including 14 children, hiding inside trucks en route from Ceuta to the mainland ferry port in Algeciras.
In an August 9 editorial, Spain's El País newspaper said that it was "obvious that migratory pressure has moved to the western Mediterranean and there is no indication that this situation will change in the near future." It added:
"The migratory pressure Spain has experienced during the past several weeks is an increase of such dimensions that it exceeds all measures of surveillance and control. The massive entry of sub-Saharan people across the border of Ceuta, whether by jumping the fence or crossing the El Tarajal border, reveals the enormous difficulties in stopping the entry of those fleeing war, famine or economic hardship....
"The management of migratory flows requires a strong European policy and sufficient economic resources. Spain cannot stand alone as the guardian of southern Europe."
German Development Minister Gerd Müller recently warned that Europe must prepare for the arrival of millions more migrants from Africa:
"The biggest migration movements are still ahead: Africa's population will double in the next decades. A country like Egypt will grow to 100 million people, Nigeria to 400 million. In our digital age with the internet and mobile phones, everyone knows about our prosperity and lifestyle."
The director of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Michael Møller, has echoed those concerns:
"What we have been seeing is one of the biggest human migrations in history. And it's just going to accelerate. Young people all have cellphones and they can see what's happening in other parts of the world, and that acts as a magnet."
The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, said that in order to staunch the flow of migrants from Africa, the European Union would need to invest billions and develop a long-term strategy to stabilize the continent: "If we do not manage to solve the central problems in African countries, ten, 20 or even 30 million immigrants will arrive in the European Union within the next ten years."

VIDEO: Chechen Asylum Seekers Arrested After Italian Tourist Beaten to Death in Spanish Nightclub

Three Chechen asylum seekers have been arrested after a 22-year-old Italian was beaten to death at a nightclub in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava.

Disturbing CCTV footage circulating on social media shows Niccolo Ciatti, from the town of Scandicci, near Florence, already lying on the ground with a friend when one of his attackers delivers a powerful kick to his head, rendering him limp and apparently unconscious.
The attacker then aims another kick at the head of Niccolo’s friend, which lands less cleanly, and swings a huge punch at a man standing on the periphery of the altercation.

Police say the young man was transferred to the Josep Trueta Hospital in nearby Girona in a “critical condition” but died around 24 hours later.The three suspects, aged 20, 24, and 26, reportedly fled the nightclub after the fatal attack, but were later found and taken into custody shortly afterwards.
Spanish media reports indicate the trio have pending asylum applications in neighbouring France, although the MailOnline has made an unsubstantiated claim that they are also seeking asylum in Spain itself.

 can be very subtle. This report technically correct, but the "Russians" are Chechen asylum seekers – a detail carefully left out.

Like Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the Boston Marathon bombers — the men have their roots in Chechnya, a rebellious, semi-autonomous republic of the Russian Federation where around 95 per cent of residents are Muslim.
Most mainstream media outlets have chosen to omit or at least deemphasize their Chechen roots, preferring to describe them as “Russians” instead. Some early news agency coverage did not mention that they are thought to be asylum seekers, either.
A friend of Niccolo, who witnessed the beating, said the attackers “were like animals”, and criticised bystanders who stood back filming the assault on their mobile phones instead of helping.
There is also some question as to whether or not the owners of the nightclub — Saint Trop — might have been failing to meet the legal obligations to their patrons on the night of the attack, and investigators are seeking to establish why no security guards were on hand.

‘Me No Speak English’: Accused Sex Pest Has Trial Delayed

The trial of a man accused of a string of sexual assaults in a London subway has been delayed, as an Arabic translator could not be booked in time.

Hasan Alkhabbaz told Westminster Magistrates: “No speak English” when the judge asked his address, and an Arabic-speaking associate had to explain his bail conditions, which included not entering subways.
Mr. Alkhabbaz, 22, of Islington, is accused of groping the genitals of women and slipped his hand up their skirts in Joe Strummer Subway, London.
According to the Daily Mail, prosecutor Aislinn Rice said: “This is targeting a number of women and he’s grabbing different parts, their bottom or genitals, mostly over clothing but also with his hand under skirts.
“The Crown says it’s very much targeting females in isolated areas,” she added
However things could not proceed because of the language barrier, and the case had to be adjourned until 2 pm Wednesday, when an Arabic interpreter could be booked via an agency, District Judge Nina Tempia said.
She also banned Mr. Alkhabbaz from entering subways and underpasses while on bail. “From now onwards you mustn’t use any underpass,” the judge said.
When it became clear Mr. Alkhabbaz did not understand the word ‘underpass’, she attempted to clarify. “Underpass, where you have been allegedly committing the offences in the underpass, you know what I mean.
“You mustn’t use them because this is what the police say, that’s where you’re committing these offences, where you are touching the women. I’m saying you are not allowed to use the underpass.”
The judge then told a friend of the defendant, who had also attended court, to explain his bail conditions to him in Arabic. Mr. Alkhabbaz nodded.
Mr. Alkhabbaz, of Fonthill Road, Islington, north London, was released on conditional bail until the reconvened hearing 24-hours later.
He is yet to enter pleas to six counts of sexual assault alleged to have occurred between November 14, 2016, and March 3, 2017.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports that Jason Kessler, the organizer of last Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is rumored to be a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama.

The left-wing SPLC is often partisan and overzealous in targeting hate groups, lumping legitimate conservative organizations together with actual extremists. Therefore its identification of Kessler’s left-wing roots is significant.
The SPLC notes:
Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.
At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association.
The report goes on to say that Kessler’s right-wing views only became public in November 2016, though he himself says his change from left-wing extremist to right-wing extremist began in 2013, when a PR executive made a racial joke about Aids on her way to Africa, and found when she landed that she had lost her job in the ensuing backlash.
In related news, reports emerged Monday that James Alex Fields, Jr., the 20-year-old who plowed his car into a left-wing counter-demonstration in Charlottesville, killing one and injuring several others, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia as a boy and had been given antipsychotic drugs. It is not clear if he is still taking them.
Occupy Wall Street was a radical left-wing movement that began in 2011 in Manhattan and spread throughout the globe. It was committed to the destruction of the capitalist system, and included violent and extremist elements that waged confrontations with police in the fall and winter of 2011-2. President Barack Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Media Matters for America, and other Democrats nevertheless embraced the Occupy movement.

UK: Manhunt for ‘Asian’ Suspect After Woman Is Dragged off the Street and Raped in City Centre

Police in Staffordshire are hunting for an “Asian” man who dragged a woman off the street in Hanley city centre and subjected her to a brutal rape.

The victim was grabbed as she walked along Bethesda Street in the early hours of Sunday morning and raped near the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, reports the Stoke Sentinel.
The attack was only brought to a halt when bypassers heard her screams for help and rushed to the scene, causing the attacker to flee.
Police have issued a description of the “Asian” suspect, who is thought to stand around 5’5″ tall, with a slight build and short hair. He is said to have been wearing a light-coloured top when he launched his attack.
Staffordshire Police Detective Inspector Steve Chadwick, who is the investigating officer for the case, issued an appeal “for information following a rape which took place in Hanley in the early hours of this morning.
“A woman was walking along Bethesda Street when she was grabbed and raped by a man.
“We have already spoken to witnesses who came to the woman’s aid, alerted by her calls for help.
“The area outside the Potteries Museum has been cordoned off throughout today while investigations continue.
“The victim is currently being attended by specially-trained officers and we are investigating the report with the sensitivity and care the circumstances require.
“At this stage our officers are still gathering information to establish what exactly has taken place and we would encourage any members of the public who have information they feel may be relevant, to contact us as soon as possible.”
Police are keen to trace a man who was seen at the junction of Broad Street and Marsh Street South, who was wearing dark trousers and a dark t-shirt. He is not believed to be a suspect, but may be able to help with the investigation.
DI Chadwick asked anyone with information about the attack to call 101 quoting incident 138, August 13th.

Migrant Gets Suspended Sentence for Sexually Abusing Children as Young as Five

A 47-year-old asylum seeker in the Germany city of Augsburg in Bavaria has received a suspended sentence of 15 months imprisonment for the sexual abuse of several children, some as young as five.

The unnamed asylum seeker, originally from Afghanistan, is said to have abused several children in the asylum home he lived in over the period of a year. The man, found guilty of sexual abuse and bodily harm, is said to have used the opportunity of living in a shared accommodation to molest the children, local newspaper Augburger Allgemeine reports.
The judge in the case, Stefan Lenzenhuber, changed the sentence to a suspended sentence meaning that the asylum seeker will not face any actual prison time.
The victims of the 47-year-old Afghan included three young boys aged five to six years old according to prosecutors.
The case is not the first in Bavaria in which children have been abused in asylum homes. In June, a 41-year-old man, also from Afghanistan, stabbed a five-year-old boy to death and was later shot by police when they arrived on the scene.
According to reports, the man was forced to wear an ankle monitor because he had already been convicted of attempting to kill his then-wife and cousin by burning down their home.
The crime also ignited debate in Germany after it was revealed that the man had not been deported because he had converted to Christianity and claimed that he would be killed in his native Afghanistan for the crime of leaving Islam.
Sexual abuse of minors perpetrated by asylum seekers has occurred in several other asylum homes in Germany and other European countries.
In Herford, Germany, earlier this year, local authorities were accused of covering up sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl by a man from Ghana. The girl was said to have been so brutally attacked she had to be hospitalised.
In some cases, the sexual abuse in asylum homes does not come from other migrants, but from staff and volunteers. In Denmark two women, aged 52 and 36, are accused of sexually abusing 17-year-old boys and face up to four years in prison.
In Sweden last year, a similar case occurred in which the female head of an asylum home tried to convince two underage migrants to have sexual relations with her through a combination of promises and threats including saying that if they did not have sex with her she would have them deported.

Hungary Offers Asylum as Sweden Prepares to Deport Christian Convert Actress to Iran



Hungary has offered asylum to Christian convert Aideen Strandsson because the Swedish government plans to deport her to Iran where she could face prison or even the death penalty for apostasy.

In 2014, Iranian actress Aideen Strandsson came to Sweden on a work visa and applied for asylum after she had converted from Islam to Christianity. The Swedish Migration Board recently denied Strandsson asylum and began the process of deporting her but now the Hungarian government has offered to take her in instead, Nyheter Idag reports.
Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén released a statement on Hungary’s official government website saying: “Right from the beginning, we have differentiated between economic migrants and genuine asylum-seekers.”
“Taking in persecuted Christians is our moral and constitutional duty all at once,” he added.
Semjén also noted that Christians would have a much easier time integrating into Hungarian society than Muslim migrants. The move backs up previous statements from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán who has previously said that multiculturalism and mass migration are endangering the “Christian roots”  of Europe.
The Hungarian government’s decision comes after they refused to take in 5,000, largely Muslim, migrants in March. Swedish Immigration and Justice Minister Morgan Johansson claimed that Hungary had a “duty” to take in the migrants who Johansson said should return to Hungary under the European Union’s Dublin Regulation.
The Hungarians have also refused to accept the EU’s migrant redistribution scheme in which the political bloc would take migrants from Italy and Greece and send them to various member states. The nation held a referendum on the issue in October last year which saw overwhelming support for the Hungarian government’s position of rejecting the redistribution.
Hungary was also one of the first countries to rebuke the prevailing pro-migrant rhetoric from politicians like German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015. The Hungarians built a border fence which drastically reduced the number of arriving migrants.
The nation also placed the blame for mass migration on pro-migrant NGOs, many of which are funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros who is originally from Hungary. Prime Minister Orbán has claimed the EU is following the “migrant plan” of Soros.Orbán has accused Soros of operating an “extensive mafia network” of NGOs and people smugglers. The Hungarian government also put forth legislation that would make Soros-funded NGOs more financially transparent and will force NGOs who receive foreign funding to be labelled “foreign-supported organisations”.

European Union Waging ‘Policy of Harassment’ Against Conservative Poland, Says Foreign Minister

Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski has accused the European Union (EU) of “discriminating against Poland” and conducting a “policy of harassment” towards it, following clashes over migrant quotas, judicial reform, and even the national retirement age.

“Regrettably, we conclude that in our view the European Commission does not show willingness to conduct dialogue of a legal nature,” he said, according to a report by Radio Poland.
Dr. Waszczykowki said the bloc’s complaints against his country concerning such esoteric matters as logging and plans to allow men to retire at 65 and women at 60 from October — denounced as “gender discrimination” — are a smokescreen, and possibly part of a wider plot to “weaken” the position of Poland within the bloc.
The 60-year-old suggested his time would be more productively spent in discussing pressing issues such as security, energy independence, and the impact of Brexit with his European counterparts, rather than haggling with EU First Vice-President Frans Timmermans over domestic matters.
Poland’s biggest clashes with the European Union, like its Visegrád neighbours in Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, have been over the question of migrant quotas.
Following a Qualified Majority Vote in the European Council, the bloc is attempting to force all member-states to accept a share of the migrants who have arrived on the continent since German Chancellor Angela Merkel extended an open invitation to them in 2015 — leaving Greece and Italy desperately overburdened once pro-mass immigration governments in Western and Northern Europe began to change their minds.
Poland has followed Hungary’s lead in resisting these quotas, with the chairman of the governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) saying: “No one will impose a social catastrophe on us just because we are receiving EU funds.”
Poland has also clashed with the bloc over its attempts to reform the judiciary, with the country’s equivalent of the Supreme Court being packed with judges chosen by the EU loyalist Civic Platform Party (PO) shortly before Law and Justice was swept into office in a landslide election victory.
The current government believes the judiciary is still in thrall to Communist-era holdovers, and that whilst it remains only answerable to itself — rather than the Polish legislature — there are inadequate checks and balances between the three major branches of government.
Brussels is attempting to stop these domestic reforms, arguing that they represent an attack on the rule of law — but critics say they are in selective interference because the Polish government is broadly Eurosceptic.

French Transit Workers Go on Strike As Violence Against Employees Rises

French bus and tram drivers in the city of Nantes have gone on strike claiming there is a dramatic rise in attacks on employees along with prevalent drug trafficking at transit stations.

The strike took place on Monday and saw all of the city’s tram lines suspended and only 21 bus lines active at 9 am. Gabriel Magner, a delegate of national trade union French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT),  said the reason for the strike was growing violence, L’Express reports.
“Over the summer period, there were more than 10 assaults,” Magner said. “There is an escalation of violence and on the Place du Commerce from where many busses leave. The drug trafficking operates for everyone to see.”
Over the weekend, two attacks occurred on Nantes Transport Authority (TAN) employees. One of the attacks occurred on a bus and the other on a tram. In one of the incidents, the attack was so violent that the TAN driver needed stitches.
Magner advocated for providing security personnel on transit in the city as is the case in parts of Paris. “We must ensure a presence on our buses to reassure our agents and customers,” he said. A study from earlier this year showed that 56 per cent of women in Paris were afraid to use public transport for fear of being robbed or sexually attacked.
Reports earlier this year claimed that women in northern Paris were not allowed to enter certain cafes and face constant harassment to the point that some refused to leave their homes.
Whilst most reports on no-go zones in France are limited to the suburbs around the French capital of Paris, some publications like the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles reported on the emergence of a no-go area in Nantes as early as 2014.  The magazine claimed that the area of Halvêque in the city was prone to violence from gangs of young men of migrant backgrounds.
Earlier this year, the city was also the site of riots which were set off by an incident in Paris in which a young black man named Theo was assaulted by police who he said inserted a baton into his rectum.
The most well-known no-go zones in France are the suburbs around Paris where migrants, many of them Muslim, make up large sections of the local population. The no-go areas have become such an issue that mobile phone app designers created an app to allow people to avoid “problem areas”.

France: Girl killed after driver deliberately plows into pizzeria, cops rule out terrorism

“I rule out a terrorist motive.”
All right. We know that the Islamic State has called for vehicular jihad attacks, and that there have been many such attacks in the West in the last few years, but any psychopath can also deliberately drive a car into a pizzeria, and so the police denial that this was a terror attack may be entirely true.
The only problem is that police so often deny that jihad terror attacks really are jihad terror attacks, that the possibility cannot be ruled out in this case without further details about the perpetrator.
“Girl killed after driver deliberately plows into French pizzeria, police say,” CBS, August 14, 2017:
SEPT-SORTS, France — An 8-year-old girl was killed and at least 13 people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris, authorities said Monday.
The driver was immediately arrested in what was the latest of several attacks in France and elsewhere using a vehicle as a weapon. The local prosecutor said the man’s actions in the dinnertime attack in the town of Sept-Sorts were clearly deliberate, but not terrorism-related.
The girl and her brother were among restaurant patrons eating on the outdoor terrace of Pizzeria Cesena when a man in a BMW accelerated toward them, an official with the national gendarme service told The Associated Press. Some officials said the girl was 13, while the prosecutor said she was 12.
The girl died immediately, and her brother’s injuries were considered life-threatening, according to a gendarme official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name.
Deputy regional prosecutor Eric de Valroger said a 3-year-old boy was flown by helicopter to France’s premier children’s hospital in Paris and 12 other people were also hospitalized, four in serious condition.
Speaking to reporters near the attack site, de Valroger said he had opened a homicide investigation. At this stage, he said, “I rule out a terrorist motive.”
He called it “highly probable” that the driver was under the influence of drugs and that he left the road and deliberately aimed his car at restaurant-goers. De Valroger identified the attacker as a 31-year-old from the nearby town of La Ferte-sous-Jouarre.
The suspect is believed to have tried to kill himself last week, French Interior Ministry Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television. Brandet said the man was not known to intelligence or police.
Explosives experts combed the area and found no weapon other than the car itself, according to the prosecutor….
The incident on a quiet August night on the eve of a national holiday reignited fears after multiple attacks in which a vehicle was the weapon of choice. An Algerian man drove his car into a group of French soldiers last week, leaving six wounded. A truck attack in the French city of Nice left 86 people dead a little more than a year ago….

Monday, August 14, 2017

Google Wars: You're Next

By Karin McQuillan

To nice, nerdy James Damore’s surprise, Google does not want to engage in a discussion of how their hiring discrimination against white and Asian males can be justified.  Google’s corporate culture has been exposed as an Orwellian pig farm, where social justice warriors (SJWs) send daily missives on the correct way to think.  Those who express contrary opinions are bullied, sent to HR for reprogramming, fired and – not punished enough - put on Silicon Valley blacklists to ruin their careers.
Several managers have openly admitted to keeping blacklists of the employees in question, and preventing them from seeking work at other companies. There have been numerous cases in which social justice activists coordinated attempts to sabotage other employees’ performance reviews for expressing a different opinion. These have been raised to the Senior VP level, with no action taken whatsoever.
This would just one more sorry tale of progressive bullying, but for one thing.  This is the company that runs the largest search engine in the world.  Political bullying is supported and instigated by top management.  Groupthink is official HR policy.  These SJW Marxists are not content with a reign of terror within the company.  They are after your free speech on the internet.
Our Brave New World is in Silicon Valley, and is coming to you right now, with growing internet censorship of conservative viewpoints. 
Allum Bokhari has a series of must-read Breitbart Rebels of Google interviews with whistleblowers who have had enough:
AB:  Many people now fear that Google, Facebook, and other companies are moving to control and censor their content. Are these fears justified?
Hal: That is absolutely what Google is trying to do. The pro-censorship voices are very loud, and they have the management’s ear. The anti-censorship people are afraid of retaliation, and people are afraid to openly support them because everyone in their management chain is constantly signaling their allegiance to far-left ideology.
Google employees in the advertising department are trying to stop ads that support conservative websites.  They are fiddling with search engines “to demote results” to web content that is anti-Communist, anti-Islamist, or non-PC.
Think about Google blocking internet content that is anti-Communist. The progressive left is a euphemism for old left Marxists.  They are the ideological and often literal grandchildren of Stalinists. (As are Obama, Valerie Jarret, David Axelrod and Obama’s head of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, all red diaper babies).  No wonder tyrannical behavior comes to naturally to them.
Damore is not alone.  He is only the first casualty of Google’s war on free thought to make headlines.  The company immersion in leftist politics and punishment of rebels reached critical proportions in Obama’s second term.  Google is facing trial in November for an earlier complaint to the National Labor Relations Board.
(F)or interfering with employees’ legal right to discuss “workplace diversity and social justice initiatives.” The complaint alleges that Senior Vice President Urs Holzle and numerous managers in his organization actively stoked up witch hunts in 2015 and 2016 intended to muzzle low-level employees who raised concerns about the company’s practices.
Senior V.P. Urs Holzele is a prominent computer scientist and Google’s eighth hire, a power within the company.
Management is 100% behind hard-left employees mixing politics and politically correct crusades into the daily workflow and weekly digital “meetings.” Any dissent can lead to “humiliating forms of ‘training’ that resemble Maoist struggle sessions.”
The campus fascists are now in charge of the largest internet search engine on earth.  Google even has the same denial of due process for allegations of sexual harassment that grew out of the Obama’s DOJ weaponizing rape accusations on campus.
There have been a number of massive witch hunts where hundreds of SJWs mobilize across the corporate intranet to punish somebody who defied the Narrative. The first one I remember is when Kelly Ellis made unfounded allegations of sexual harassment against her former manager, and Google terminated the manager in response to the internal SJW outrage. This was similar in intensity to the current witch hunt. Anyone who sympathized with the manager’s plight or asked for any sort of due process was “counseled” by HR and told that they were creating a hostile workplace for women and minorities by sticking up for a harasser.
The influence of Marxist group Black Lives Matter now reigns at Google. 
According to Gordon, things took a turn for the worse when the Black Lives Matter ideology started to spread through the corporate culture.
“One thing that’s unusual about Google is that it is fine to harshly and even unprofessionally criticize managers and other teams. Before we became politicized, this seemed liberating. Then, when Black Lives Matter hysteria hit its peak, sometime in 2015, it became taboo to criticize identity politics, and later on, it became very dangerous to criticize any member of a minority group at all (even if the criticism had nothing to do with their identity).”
Wonder why the decent people at Google don’t speak up?  A group of them tried.  Thjey started a mailing list called freespeech – were accused by a female SJW of hate speech, and lost their jobs.
Google is run like a religious cult. Conform and carry out the rituals, and you’ll be rewarded and praised; ask any uncomfortable questions or offend the wrong people, and the threats and public shaming will be swift and ruthless. The religion in this case is a kind of intersectional feminism, its central tenets are Diversity and Inclusion, its demonic enemy is Bias, and its purifying rituals include humiliating forms of “training” that resemble Maoist struggle sessions.”
Google is the red line where our natural and Constitutional rights to freedom of thought and speech are defended.  Americans are sick of discrimination in the name of equality.  We want straight forward equality before the law – the same laws, the same rules, the same opportunities for everyone. 
Some of this can be done by directives from DOJ that our anti-discrimination laws apply equally to everyone.  Congress needs to protect us with new laws that ban race and gender based quotas, period. 
Employees need protection from being fired for political reasons.
As for Google, abusing their power to censor conservatives on the internet cannot be allowed.  Their monopoly is dangerous to our civil rights.  We need a Trump intervention.
Kurt Schlicter has a few useful things to say on this topic.  
It's not hard to imagine that they'll soon try and silence the rest of us. One way is by weaponizing the information they maintain on all of us from search histories, purchases, and even email, information that gives leftist hacks incredible leverage to intimidate and extort opponents. “Gee, Mr. Conservative, it’d sure be a pity if the world found out about your browser history ….”
Another Schlicter proposal is an “Algorithm Transparency Act” to ban internet companies from
...willful manipulation of the algorithms that determine what can and cannot be said and read… And “transparency” means allowing an army of Davids to dig through Facebook and Google’s code, finding out why things the tech leftists don't want you to know are getting buried, and then feeding that info to trial lawyers.
Google’s Maoist company culture threatens us all.  We need new laws for this new age to protect freedom of speech and assembly in the digital realm.