Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sweden to House Asylum Seekers with Seniors in Retirement Home

Ekerö municipality plans to house recently arrived asylum seekers alongside the elderly in a retirement home due to the shortage of available housing.

The municipality, located within the county of Stockholm and is the residence of the King of Sweden, has had difficulty finding housing for newly arrived migrants. The local government has announced that it will accommodate migrants in spare rooms in the Söderströmsgården retirement home, Mälarö Tidning reports.
Anders Anagrius, the regional integration manager, said the move could turn out to be “positive”.

Speaking about the newly built retirement home, he said: “There are places in two corridors that are not utilised but are intended for future use. In the situation when we have a high shortage of housing for our new arrivals, we will leave some of the rooms for new arrivals for a limited time.”
Anagrius said they plan to move in several single women to the facility in the coming weeks.
“They are living in a social environment that is relatively centrally located. There are opportunities for both the women who move in to have contact with the elderly and vice versa. This feels very positive,” he said.

Sweden is currently undergoing a housing shortage crisis which was made even worse as a result of the 2015 migrant crisis in which the government allowed around 163,000 peopleinto the country. The influx led to the Swedish population growing by 144,000 in 2016, giving the country the second largest population growth in the European Union.
In some areas, buildings have been requisitioned for use as migrant homes. Last year in Piteå, an umbrella group working with people with disabilities was evicted by the government who wanted to use the building to house asylum seekers.
Other municipalities have chosen to push students and other people deemed “vulnerable” to the back of the housing queue to make way for migrants. As a result, many people undergoing psychiatric or drug addiction care may have to remain in treatment centres despite being rehabilitated due to the lack of available housing.

EU on the Brink: ‘No Deal’ Brexit Leaves Brussels With No Money for France, Germany

The European Union’s unelected standing executive is growing nervous at the prospect of the budget cuts which a ‘No Deal’ outcome to the Brexit talks would entail.

The Brussels-based European Commission, headed by former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker, is worried that losing Britain’s net contribution will trim its budget by 12.5 per cent, or 14 per cent if the UK Rebate is not taken into account — and the EU is arguing it should not be.
In an effort to persuade the remaining member-states not to reduce its funding, the Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regio) has produced a ‘worst-case scenario’ report which suggests that, if Britain’s money is not replaced, regional aid for Western European member-states could be terminated entirely.

The report argues that the EU could only provide “support for less developed regions only”, according to POLITICO, with regional aid restricted to areas with a GDP per capita below 75 per cent of the EU average.

DG Regio spells out in no uncertain terms that “Support for Germany and mainland France would be discontinued,” with Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Scandinavian countries, and the Republic of Ireland also losing out.
DG Regio and the EU’s Committee of the Regions are extremely keen to maintain current spending levels by having countries like Germany increase their contributions to make up for the loss of British funding — but this could prove to be a tough sell, with Angela Merkel in a position of weakness following election losses and her historic failure to negotiate a new coalition government.
Germany, France, and crisis-wracked Italy would have to pony up an additional £3.4 billion, £1bn, and £900m, respectively, to keep the EU’s budget at the level it wants — but Merkel is unlikely to be able to pass an increase of more than £1bn.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has also said he believes a ‘No Deal’ scenario would likely be worse for the EU than the UK, given EU businesses sell more to British consumers than vice versa.
Research suggests trade with the EU under default World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules — the ‘No Deal’ option — would cost British exporters £5.2 billion in tariffs, but, Britain would raise £12.9 billion in tariffs on EU imports itself, allowing British businesses most impacted by the change to be amply compensated.

Watch. Polish government attacks EU immigration policy and political correctness in uncompromising video

Pro tip: enable the English subs.

“Two years after the Polish government opposed taking in illegal immigrants, Europe has opened its eyes and admitted we were right”,
The Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration tweeted yesterday, when publishing its video, which conveys the message that Poland is keeping itself safe during a migration crisis that has outgrown EU leaders’ capacity to solve it, while sending humanitarian aid to the Middle East. It also claims that the EU is now slowly starting to recognize that the Polish doctrine was the right one.
“We were the first to say that not every immigrant is a refugee and only a few are fleeing from war and terror. Our predictions have come true. There have been confirmed cases where people involved with terrorist organizations have entered Europe among refugees. Although many attacks have been thwarted, there has been a wave of terrorist attacks in Europe. (…) This problem is connected with what Western Europe is struggling with – decades of policy of Multiculturalism and political correctness. The scale of the problem of illegal immigration has outmatched EU leaders.
Our government chooses a responsible way to fight the problem of illegal immigration. Polish border guards not only protect the borders of EU countries. Over the past two years, more than 850 of our border guards have been providing security in 18 countries. (…) Humanitarian aid from Poland is reaching the victims of wars in the Middle East. The EU is beginning to change its manner of thinking about taking in refugees. (…) EU leaders are beginning to understand the absurd policy of forced relocation of refugees. They are now beginning to appreciate how important it is to protect the external borders of the European Union and the security of its own citizens, who feel increasingly threatened. Two years after the Polish government opposed taking in illegal migrants, Europe has opened its eyes and admitted we were right.”

France is close to an Islamic explosion

by Giulio Meotti 

In 1961, when it was clear that France had no chance of winning the war in Algeria, ideas about partitions of that North African country flourished. One that was seriously considered suggested creating a reserve for Whites and Harkis around the city of Oran, while Algiers would have been, like Berlin, a city divided in two parts.
General de Gaulle eventually rejected the plan drawn up by Alain Peyrefitte. But it happened elsewhere. Greece and Turkey exchanged their populations in 1922 to put an end to a war that lasted 100 years and, as a result, the war in Cyprus ended. Sudan closed the book on its civil war by granting independence to the south of the country. The same thing happened in Northern Ireland.
The “War over France” is hardly just at its beginnings. Many murderous Islamist attacks have taken place and large territories are already outside the control of the French secular Republic. Even if the conflict is still in its infancy, the notion of “partition” or secession is advancing in public opinion. That is why in the monthly magazine Causeur, a respected publication edited by Elizabeth Levy, a long article just supported the idea of a division of France.
“Everyone realizes that a second people has formed in France, a branch that wants to define its life on religious values ​​and is fundamentally opposed to the liberal consensus on which our country was founded,” writes Christian de Moliner. “But a nation always rests on a fundamental pact, a minimum of laws that all approve. This is not the case anymore”.
While France is not yet at open war, the faithful of the Prophet are already grouped in areas governed by special rules (compulsory veil, anti-Semitism, marital life regulated according to the Qur'anic principles). “For fear of appearing 'Islamophobic' and to satisfy this burgeoning fringe of Muslims, the French governments are ready to accept the spread of radical practices throughout the country: the veil at school and at work, the obligation of halal meat in all the canteens”.
There will not be adherence of the entire country to Islam as in Michel Houellebecq's “Submission”, but simply the situation where a religious minority imposes its rules on large parts of it. “The expulsion of the extremists, elegantly called 'remigration', is impossible if we keep a democratic framework. Deporting the descendants of immigrants would be brutal and intolerable and it is enough to be convinced to look at the dreadful fate of the Rohingyas. A total separation, territorial and political, is impossible. No viable nation can be formed from multiple Muslim ghettos that have no geographical unity. The only solution that seems to me to suit the various trends of the current society would one territory, one government, but two peoples: the French with the usual laws and Muslims with a Qur'anic status. A council of ulemas will fix the religious law, but the autonomy will stop there. It is obviously out of the question that an embryonic Muslim government is settling in France. The idea would bring peace to France, break the excesses of Islam and preserve a democratic framework for 95% of the population”.
De Moliner's practical proposal is clearly utopian, but the very fact that in France writers and journalists are trying to imagine such solutions to the current state of the country gives you an idea of what is happening in Paris. It is in a panic. Muslim extremists and bandits took control of many no-go French areas, Jews are leaving their historic areas to regroup in more safe ones, the magazine Charlie Hebdo is suffering a new wave of mortal death threats, Emmanuel Macron just returned from a trip in Abu Dhabi and Ryadh where he praised Islam and the French foreign fighters are returning to their home country after the defeat of ISIS in Syria.
Everything is now returning to its proper place. Ready for a future Islamist explosion.

UK: Pakistani Doctor Who Blamed ‘Different Cultural Norms’ for Sexual Assault on Nurse Keeps His Job

Convicted sex offender Imran Rauf Qureshi will not be struck off for assaulting on a student nurse.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester ruled that the middle-aged doctor, who excused his behaviour as a “misjudgement” due to “the culture norms [being] different in the UK from Pakistan”, ruled that removing him from the Medical Register would not be in the public interest and handed him a short 12-month suspension instead, Mail Online reports.
This is despite the fact that the tribunal “concluded [Qureshi] showed a lack of empathy towards [the victim] and ignored her objections to your behaviour”, and accepted there was a “not insignificant risk of harm to another individual by a repetition of [his] behaviour.’Qureshi attacked his 21-year-old victim — known only as ‘Miss A.’ — at Trafford General Hospital in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, after having first declined to perform his duties by retrieving some patients notes for her, saying: “I don’t want to get [them] yet, I want to spend some time with you.”
The married doctor later trapped her in the ward kitchen and “backed [her] into the corner”, according to Rebecca Vanstone, counsel for the General Medical Council (GMC).
“Miss A says she held her hand up to signal for him to move away and told him he was a disgrace. He asked for a hug and she refused but he did it anyway.
“Then he grabbed her right breast for a few seconds. Miss A. said he was laughing and trying to make light if the situation and then became aggressive and said that friends do what he was trying to do.
“Miss A. reported the incident about an hour later to a friend who told her to inform her mentor and she did so. The mentor describes the account given to her and said she appeared to be nervous, shaken up and distraught.”
Qureshi considered his Muslim victim “sexually available” because he knew she had boyfriends in the past.
He was convicted for the assault in Minshull Street Crown Court despite a Not Guilty plea, but was only given a 12-month community order, along with a £60 victim surcharge and an order to pay court costs of £750.

Study: German Populist AfD Party Polled Stronger in High Migration Areas Than Previously Thought

A new study has rejected the notion that the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party only did well in homogenous-German neighborhoods, showing that the opposite was true and that the party polled strongly in high migration areas.

The study, which was carried out by the Jena Institute for Democracy and Civil Society and commissioned by the far-left Amadeu Antonio Foundation, shows that AfD voters come from a variety of backgrounds including affluent middle-class voters, Die Welt reports.
One of the biggest shocks for the researchers was that the data refuted many of the assumptions on what sort of people voted for the AfD in September’s national election. Many had assumed the average AfD voter was a low-income East German living in an area relatively unaffected by mass migration.
According to the data, the number of AfD voters per capita in high migrant areas is much larger than previously expected, though the researchers claim the information is too broad to make any direct conclusions.
The rise of the AfD on the federal level is also linked to the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) the authors of the study claim. They say that in areas where the NPD did well in 2013, the AfD also showed very strong results.
One example given is the Sächsische Schweiz/Osterzgebirge constituency where the NPD scored 5 percent in 2013 and the AfD scored 35.5 percent in September. In this year’s national election the far-right NPD scored only 0.4 percent of the vote.
The AfD also did well in areas with low voter turnouts in 2013 like the Bavarian town of Deggendorf which saw an abstention rate of 39.6 percent in 2013 and an AfD vote of 19.2 percent this year.
After the failure of the “Jamaica” coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the libertarian Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens, many suspect a new election could be on the horizon.
Recent polls show that the AfD is likely to gain as many as 19 or more seats in a new election while the CDU vote is projected to shrink.Another poll, taken before the official collapse of the negotiations, showed that a majority of Germans were positive on the idea of having new elections.

Germany: Creepy Activists Stalk AfD’s Björn Höcke

Self-proclaimed “performance artists” install what they claim is a copy of Berlin Holocaust Memorial vis-a-vis AfD politician Björn Höcke’s private house.
The “artwork” vis a vis Höcke’s house
Wednesday, left activists have erected what they claim is a local version of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial made of concrete stones (but is in fact, according to police, papier-mâché boxes) next to the private house of AfD politician Björn Höcke.
According to F.A.Z., the activists announced that they had covertly rented the property next to Höcke’s house almost a year ago, and that they had been monitoring and observing him 24/7 ever since. If Höcke would get on his knees before the memorial in Berlin, or before their “version”, they would cease to surveil him. As for now, according to Die Welt, they were looking for more staff to surveil him.
Björn Höcke became the hate figure of the mainstream media when in a speech in January 2016, he called the Berlin Holocaust Memorial a ‘Monument to Shame’. Even in their gleeful article today, Der Spiegel fail to mention that it was their very own founder Rudolf Augstein who coined that expression for the Memorial. The press also does not care that Höcke clarified that he wasn’t criticizing the memorial, but that he, in his words, “characterized the Holocaust — the genocide of Jews by Germans — as a disgrace for our people. And I said that we Germans installed a monument to this still unfathomable crime — this guilt — in the middle of Berlin.” (Down the Rabbit Hole With the AfD, Gates of Vienna, Feb. 23, 2017).
Interestingly, the leftist activists here aren’t ashamed of (ab)using the memory of this terrible crime in a cheesy mis en scene, for the very mundane aim to attack a politician they hate.
The activists call themselves “center for political beauty” and have been campaigning for years to bring in more refugees.
A look at the AfD’s results in the recent elections explains why Höcke in Thuringia, Thüringen (dark blue, in the center) is a main target, and not a prominent AfD figure from, say, Schleswig-Holstein (top):

Results of the German election per state in %

There have reportedly been brawls between ‘artists’, the owner of the property they rented, and the press in the afternoon. Police have, according to F.A.Z., announced that they are protecting Höcke’s house.

German coalition chaos set to WREAK HAVOC and deliver EU budget blow, says Brussels expert

EU expert Pieter Cleppe said Angela Merkel’s failure to form a coalition government will make it harder to implement Macron’s eurozone reforms. Mr Cleppe, who represents independent think tank Open Europe, said people should not expect eurozone reforms “anytime soon”. He also said the decision to reform the Eurozone is not sustainable and will “provoke anger”. Mr Cleppe said that policies such as Eurozone reform could be held back by the German coalition talks collapsing. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to create a coalition failed, as the three parties were unable to reach an agreement on key issues such as migration and finances. Mrs Merkel’s inability to form a coalition will likely lead to fresh elections, expected to be at the start of 2018, however, talks continue. Speaking to BBC News, Pieter Cleppe said: “With regards to the Eurozone, indeed a German caretaker government does not have the legitimacy to decide what French President Macron has suggested, which is basically to concentrate more money and power at a central level and to the Eurozone. “I think even if there is a German coalition government, even from the centre left, I don’t think they will be happy to just decide it like that. “There’s going to be more transfers in the Eurozone, it will most likely be because of the fact that they are back at the edge of a cliff again. That’s only when these decisions are being made. “You typically see that the countries that have to pay into the Eurozone are not happy to pay, and the countries that are obliged to accept the conditions to the payment are not happy either – which is why the politicians only begrudgingly decide them. “So don’t expect these big eurozone reforms to come anytime soon.” French President Emmanuel Macron proposed a shared budget for the 19 Eurozone countries as well as a finance minister, budget and parliament for the currency. Mr Macron demanded his European peers to get behind his EU reforms. But without Germany’s backing, his plans to transform the bloc could suffer. Politics expert Charles Lichfield also said areas like the Eurozone reform will be on hold until Germany knows what government it has.

Iraqi Politicians Consider Law Allowing Legal Marriage for Nine-Year-Old Girls

A draft law being considered by Iraq’s parliament to allow Muslim girls as young as nine to marry has stirred outrage among critics who view it as a licence “to rape children.”

Conservative Shiite deputies on October 31 proposed an amendment to a 1959 law that set the minimum age for marriage at 18. The proposal, an amendment to Iraq’s personal status law, would allow clerics of Muslim sects to govern marriage contracts.
This follows the belief of some religious sects in Iraq that the wife of Muhammad was aged nine. Therefore they say children of that age can marry, while others believe children can do so when they reach puberty.
The proposed marriage law is known as the Jaafari law, named after a Shia school of Islamic jurisprudence. It is so controversial that the United Nations in Iraq (Unami) has called for wider consultations and for women’s rights to be fully recognised and protected before it is allowed to proceed. Unami stated:
Women and girls in Iraq have suffered violations of their basic human rights and violence in armed conflict, in particular under the terrorist group Daesh. They aspire that the realization of their rights should be prioritized with a view to achieving equality with men. This requires a comprehensive understanding of legal and judicial remedies that sometimes hinder the realization of this equality. There is also a dire need for legal and institutional strategies to eliminate discrimination against women and girls.
U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has strongly criticized the Iraqi parliament’s approval, in principle, of the draft law. Nauert likened the pending Iraqi legislation to the practices of the Islamic State.
This is not the first time a bill proposing child marriage has been presented for debate in Iraq.
As Breitbart News reported, a similar move was made in 2014. On that occasion, Justice Minister Hassan al-Shammari, a top government official, proposed the controversial law change.
That earlier, more extreme version of the bill, provoked an international outcry because it also restricted women’s rights in terms of divorce, parenting and inheritance.
Opposition to the current proposals has so far concentrated on their impact on child marriage.
A petition signed by activists from civil society organisations, gathered in Sulaymaniyah earlier this month, said:
This new bill to amend the personal status law will authorise religious men to enforce illegal marriages and force girls under 18 to live with their in-laws. This is a setback to the achievements Iraqi women made and struggled for half a century ago.
Humans Rights Watch said it was examining the amendment and would be issuing a statement about how far-reaching the law could be.
A final date for the vote on the proposal has yet to be set.
UNICEF has reported that the top five countries with the highest rates of child marriage are Niger (75%), Chad (72%), Mali (71%), Bangladesh (64%), and Guinea (63%). All five are Islamic-majority states.

Over a Thousand African Migrants Arrive in Italy Wednesday

Eleven rescue operations coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard brought some 1,100 African migrants to Italy Wednesday, including one woman who gave birth in a rubber boat.

The migrants had set out from the coast of Libya in 10 rubber boats and one small wooden vessel, but were intercepted and shuttled to Italy before they had gone far into the Strait of Sicily.
The rescue operations involved a coastguard vessel, an Italian Navy ship, the European Union Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR Med), Frontex and several different NGOs.
The arrival of migrants into Italy has fallen in recent months, allegedly due to agreements between the Italian government and a former human trafficker as well as with the Libyan Coast Guard that have resulted in patrols to keep migrants from disembarking from North Africa.
According to the Italian daily, Corriere della Sera, Italy sent some 10 to 15 million euros to the Libyan government to stop people trafficking.
Last July, the leader of the conservative Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, tweeted that he would bring legal charges against the Italian government for “abetting illegal immigration” by offering a free shuttle service from Libya to the Italian peninsula.
Senator Roberto Calderoli, also of the League, echoed Salvini’s concerns and accused Italy’s leaders of intentionally encouraging illegal immigration.
“Why did vessels from our Coast Guard, Frontex, of EUNAVFOR Med and the usual NGOs conduct operations off the coast of Libya and then take immigrants to Italian ports rather than to Tunisia or Malta?” he asked.
“Simply because we want immigrants to come here,” he said.
The latest wave of migrant arrivals arrived just after news reports suggested that Italy’s deal with Libya to control migrant flows might hurt re-election chances of the ruling Democratic party. While popular with the Italian public, the deal has drawn opposition from the United Nations, human rights groups and Italian leftists.
Some 114,600 migrants have landed on Italian shores so far this year, a figure that is down 32 percent year on year.