Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hungarian PM: We Won’t Let ‘Europe’s Kingmaker’ Soros Have the Last Laugh

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has denounced globalist mass migration financier George Soros, calling him a “speculator operating an extensive mafia network” of NGOs and people traffickers.

At the final event in the “Stand up for Hungary!” series and national consultation, Prime Minister Orbán told Hungarians: “We shall not let Soros have the last laugh.”
Stating that one of the two “historical” debates placing strains on the continent are mass migration, he said the other was the future of Europe as a supranational union, which will either become “the Europe of Brussels or the Europe of nations.”
“We are in the midst of two debates, the outcomes of which can determine Europe – irreversibly, and permanently,” he said.
– EU migrant redistribution is “the Everest of demented ideas” –
Calling the migrant quota system “the Everest of demented ideas”, he slammed German “multikulti” as a “spectacular failure” and rejected the EU’s wisdom that the rest of the union should pay for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open door policy. 
Hungary, with fellow Visegrád nations Poland and the Czech Republic, reject the forced redistribution of Middle Eastern and African migrants, standing up to threats of sanctions from the bloc, with Poland and the Czech Republic saying that taking migrants would be worse than EU penalties.
The leader of the conservative Fidesz party, who has built border walls and recruited more guards to protect Europe from further incursions, stood by the Hungarian people’s right to decide who should be allowed in the country.
–  Soros, the “kingmaker” of the European Union –
Saying “there is almost complete consensus that we must protect the sovereignty of… our migration policy from the interventions of Brussels”, he slammed the “Brussels kingdom”, and its “kingmaker”, the open borders financier Soros.
Mr. Orbán called Soros a “determined and successful money man who thinks himself a superior being”, adding the billionaire wants one million migrants to settle in Europe every year.
“This would be achieved by force, if needs be – even against the express wishes of the European people,” the prime minister said.
The Fidesz leader called Soros a “speculator operating an extensive mafia network, who is threatening Europe’s peace and future”, alluding to reports of NGOs working with criminal people smuggling gangs.
Saying that for the globalist hedge fund manager migration is a good business, the premier said it would be even better business “if we stopped resisting”.
“The reason [Soros] is so angry with Hungary – and me personally – is that we stand in the way of his grand plan and his grand business project.”
The prime minister accused Soros of giving EU leaders instructions on the migrant quota with Europe’s leaders “bowing before him”, the comments coming after Soros met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker earlier this year.
He also charged the Hungarian native of attempting to remove Fidesz from power to install a government in Hungary which “dances to his tune”, dismantles the fence, and opens the borders to illegal immigrants.
“We are on the side of the Hungarian people, and the Hungarian people support the Government against Brussels and Soros,” he remarked, closing his speech with: “Go for it Hungary, Go for it Hungarians!”

Czech Republic Parliament Passes Constitutional Right to Bear Arms

 Czech lawmakers have passed legislation in the lower parliament that would see the right to bear firearms enshrined in the country’s constitution in a move directed against tighter regulations from the European Union.

The legislation was passed with 139 deputies agreeing to the amendment to the constitution with only nine deputies voting against. The amendment will now be considered by the Czech Senate where it will require a supermajority of three-fifths of the members in order to pass into law, Die Presse reports.
Similar to the U.S. second amendment to the Constitution, which gives Americans the right to keep and bear arms, the Czech legislation reads: “Citizens of the Czech Republic have the right to acquire, retain and bear arms and ammunition.”
The amendment also notes that the right is there to ensure the safety of the country, similar to the provision of a “well-regulated militia” in the American amendment.
Whilst the new law will enshrine the right for Czech citizens to purchase and own firearms, members of the public will still need to acquire a weapons certificate.
Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said the new legislation was directly aimed at an EU directive from March which sought to prohibit semi-automatic firearms and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds for pistols and 20 rounds for long guns.
“We do not want to disarm our own people at a time when the security situation is constantly worsening,” Chovanec said.
The Czech Republic has one of the largest rates of firearm ownership in the EU with an estimated 300,000 gun owners who own around 800,000 individual firearms.
Laws around gun ownership in the Central European country are also far less restrictive than other EU countries with 240,000 of the 300,000 gun owners having concealed carry permits and self-defence being a recognised reason for firearms ownership.
The Czech defiance of EU policy has in recent months been largely confined to the issue of the redistribution of migrants.
Czech leaders, along with those from the other Visegrád group states of Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, have all rejected EU plans to redistribute migrants from Italy and Greece raising concerns over security.
Andrej Babis, expected to become the next Czech prime minister, completely rejected mass migration this week commenting: “We have to fight for what our ancestors built here. If there will be more Muslims than Belgians in Brussels, that’s their problem. I don’t want that here. They won’t be telling us who should live here.”

Belgium: Three men “of foreign origin” rape girl (18) on beach while making her male friend watch

During the night of Tuesday on Wednesday, an eighteen-year-old girl was raped on the beach of Ostend, Belgium. Near the town’s casino, she was sexually assaulted by two men, while a third kept her male friend at a distance.
The two friends were in the Ostend Casino for their Highschool Prom. During the evening, they decided to get some air and went to the beach, where they were suddenly approached by three men “of foreign origin“; Two younger, and one older, who began harassing them. They demanded money. The friend gave them what he had left, some €70. But that wasn’t the end of it.
One of the three culprits took out a knife and threatened the friend, while the two others turned on the girl. She is said to have been raped in front of him, while he was kept away with the knife. In total the ordeal lasted for 20 minutes. According to a family member, the boy was:
Petrified. The Friday before he had a run-in with some men threatening him in the same neighbourhood. Now he was threatened with a knife and forced to watch how two men were molesting his friend.
After the act, the three walk away, until now without a trace. The two teenagers hasten to the nearest police station to report the crime. Alerted, their parents were on their way to Ostend to support their children.
Both police and the public prosecutor’s office confirm that the rape was reported.

The investigation is in full swing. Several leads are investigated. We have not yet made an arrest. The girl was taken to the hospital of Bruges to be searched for traces of sexual agression.

The West: Too Tired to Defend Freedom?

by Giulio Meotti
  • "We are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant, liberal society" — UK Liberal Democrats party leader Tim Farron, who resigned after giving "politically incorrect" answers on homosexual sex and abortion.
  • Wherever he went, Jeremy Corbyn seemed as if he were a voluntary collaborator with an Iranian regime that executes gays. But Corbyn was never questioned about this affiliation the way the media obsessively questioned Farron.
  • Muslim supremacists murder gays in Orlando? Instead of being proud of an open society, defending it from Islamic jihadists, and accepting the freedom to be homosexual as a positive difference between the West and Islam, our liberals make it a case for more "inclusion".
After the recent terror attacks in Britain, The Spectator wrote: "After five centuries, religious war has returned to England". The reference is to 1535, when Thomas More was executed for his Catholic beliefs. Tim Farron, a British MP and party leader of the Liberal Democrats who, after refusing for several days to state whether he considers homosexual sex a sin, and gave ambiguous answers on abortion, was not brought to the Tower of London for a public execution. However, almost 500 years after More, Farron saw his political career sacrificed on an almost identical ideological altar as More.
Farron resigned his position as party leader with a dramatic speech. The Daily Mail condemned the "liberal fascism" of the "moral pygmies". The progressive New Statesman headlined its story on Farron's resignation as the "decline of liberalism". Farron said: "We are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant, liberal society".
It does not matter that Farron had, on gay rights, a 90.4% "positive score", according to the Public Whip. Or that he repeatedly defended the right to abortion. What was intolerable was that Farron could have nourished, in his Christian conscience, even a minimal doubt.
Liberal Democrats party leader Tim Farron saw his political career sacrificed because the British media found it unacceptable that, in his Christian conscience, he could have considered homosexual sex a sin. (Image source: Liberal Democrats/Flickr)
Western liberalism seems to have eliminated the so-called "corridor" that had guaranteed a right to existence to those ideas that did not conform to relativism. It is bizarre that this demonization has been consumed in the Liberal Democrats, the party that has borne the torch of classic liberalism.
Perhaps Farron thought that his progressive ideas on climate change, the protection of minorities and the European Union would protect him from such vicious attacks. He was wrong. His inquisitors in the media wanted to talk about his personal social ideas, not Brexit.
The Wall Street Journal told the whole story. After taking over the leadership of the party in 2015, Farron was asked whether, as a Christian, thought that homosexuality is a sin. "We are all sinners", he said. That was not enough. During a television interview on April 18, 2017, Farron was pressed four times to respond again and four times he refused. Silence was not enough. The next day, at the House of Commons, Farron said that homosexuality is not a sin. That, too, was not enough. The media had to be sure that Farron believed it in his heart as well. So a BBC interviewer asked him again a few days later. It was a campaign to smear Farron, an easy scapegoat for a phony concept of liberalism.
Journalist Nick Cohen, writing in The Guardian noted a further paradox. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn worked for state-owned Iranian television and spoke at the Khomeinist rally in London. Wherever he went, Corbyn seemed as if he were a voluntary collaborator with a regime that executes gays. But Corbyn was never questioned about this affiliation the way the media obsessively questioned Farron.
At a time when Islamic supremacists attack the symbols of Western liberalism, liberalism shows a dangerous emptiness. Liberalism has been turned into a caricature made of mandatory gender ideology, blind multiculturalism, defeatist pacifism, anti-Zionism, feminism and critical studies. "An orgy of liberal sex and liberal guilt".
The result is what Douglas Murray called a "tiredness" of the civilization, a cultural chaos which turned into an apathy. In one month, Western Europe has been hit by four major terror attacks: Manchester, London, Paris and Brussels. Sholton Byrnes wrote in an article published by The National:
"...the definition of the West consists of far more than the security alliance that underpins it. Does it not also mean Shakespeare and Schopenhauer, liberal democracy, a progressive interpretation of human rights, all springing from the soil of centuries of Roman-Judaeo-Christian tradition? The West was once the inheritor of Christendom. Today, it is not entirely sure what it is, with many voices violently clashing over their views of what it should be. It lacks the certainty in its own civilisation that Russia and China, for instance, possess. If it is too tired or unwilling to defend itself, the US will survive for sure; but the concept of 'the West' will have dissolved through the apathy of societies who will have shown they have no courage – and not many convictions either".
That is why, if we, the West, do not take our culture more seriously, Islamic terrorists will easily be able to destroy it. Every time Western symbols come under attack, the Western relativists rapidly accommodate the attackers.
Salman Rushdie is threatened with death and a $6 million Islamic bounty on his head, or Muslims supremacists attack because of cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed? Instead of defending freedom of expression, our liberals submit to Islamic blasphemy laws. Two years and a half after the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, not a single European newspaper has again drawn Mohammed.
Muslim supremacists slaughter French Jews? Instead of defending them as a post-Holocaust treasure, our liberals scapegoat Israel's security policies, as did the European Union's former foreign minister, Catherine Ashton.
Muslims supremacists submit their own women to burqas and niqabs and home-confinement? Instead of protecting equality, our liberals defend the veils as symbols of "cultural diversity".
Muslim supremacists murder gays in Orlando? Instead of being proud of an open society, defending it from Islamic jihadists, and accepting the freedom to be homosexual as a positive difference between the West and Islam, our liberals make it a case for "Love wins" and "Hate will not divide us".
A year after the massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub, the mainstream media constructed a new narrative, as if murdering 49 gay people were not the product of ISIS, but of "hate". That is why the question is repeatedly asked: "Why did this happen?"
Contemporary liberalism is exhausted and irritated by the very idea of a common civilization to be defended. In a weak conception of "liberalism", the supreme goal for liberals seems to be "peace", whatever it costs -- in other words, surrender. This is how Western liberalism has become fragile, like a tree corroded by a lethal fungus.
Fifty years ago, James Burnham understood that liberalism had become "an ideology of suicide" of Westerners "who hate their own civilization, readily excuse or even praise blows struck against it, and themselves lend a willing hand, frequently enough, to pulling it down".
Civilization is not a gift; it is a breakable achievement that needs to be defended from inside and out from the many who would destroy it. Let us take the freedoms we value more seriously; they are being taken from us as we speak.

‘Help Us, Help Us’: Swedish National Police Commissioner Begs as Number of No-Go Zones Rises

Swedish National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson has begged the government for help as the number of no-go zones has risen from 55 to 61 in only one year.

“Help us, help us,” Eliasson said at a press conference on the subject of the rising levels of crime and criminal networks in Sweden. Eliasson said there were at least 5,000 criminals divided into around 200 networks in Sweden operating in the now 61 no-go zones, many of which are heavily migrant-populated, Göteborgs-Posten reports.
Police have said that they are monitoring 61 “no-go zones” but say that 23 of them are particularly vulnerable. Tynnered, a suburb in Gothenburg, is a new addition to the list after cases of car burnings and shootings, the most recent of which occurred earlier this month.
Eliasson warned if the trend persists and crime continues to increase then the social contract could break down in Sweden – though he does not believe Sweden was beyond repair. “Should we want the social contract to hold, people will have to want to pay taxes and participate in society. It must not go any further, we must reverse the trend.”
Though the Swedish interior ministry has promised to hire more police officers, many Swedish police departments are facing an exodus of officers, especially in no-go areas.
According to one report published last year, 80 per cent of Swedish police are considering leaving the force due to issues ranging from violence against them in no-go areas to lack of holiday time and poor funding.
The lack of staff has forced the last remaining police station in Kista, a suburb of Stockholm, to close. Terror researcher Magnus Ranstorp said the closure was a “disaster” and called for more police stations to be opened in the area instead.
In Rinkeby, one of the most infamous no-go areas in Stockholm, authorities have tried to build a new police station that some have likened to a fortress. Due to safety issues in the area, the government has been unable to secure a building contractor to complete the station as many fear being attacked.
Despite the fact the Swedish government refuses to keep statistics on the national origin of suspects, many in Sweden have suspected that migrants make up a large proportion of criminals. The suspicion was confirmed earlier this year when police officer Peter Springare wrote on Facebook that the vast majority of criminal cases that crossed his desk were committed by migrants.
Researcher Johan Patrik Engellau has predicted the situation in Sweden could be far worse than government officials are willing to admit.
In an article earlier this year, he wrote: “I’m afraid it is the end for the well-organised, decent, and egalitarian Sweden we have known up to now. Personally, I would not be surprised if a form of civil war occurs. In some places, the civil war has probably already begun.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Germans will never forgive the Jews for Auschwitz

Benjamin Weinthal is a European correspondent at The Jerusalem Post and a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Italy: Mafia and Migrant Gangs Running Heroin and Prostitution Rings Together

Nigerian migrant gangs are collaborating with the Sicilian Mafia in the organisation of prostitution rackets and the heroin trade, according to Italian police sources.

An investigative report by The Times reveals that machete-wielding gangsters calling themselves ‘the Vikings’ have now taken the lead in trafficking of around 8,000 prostitutes a year into Palermo, a port city which has become one of the major landing grounds for hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants.
The Vikings have displaced a rival organisation called the Black Axe, which The Times described as a Europe-wide operation which uses “voodoo rites” to intimidate African women into submission.
Rodolfo Ruperti, who leads the Palermo flying squad, told the newspaper that it was acting against the Black Axe which allowed the Vikings to take over: “When you take out one [gang], others will try to fill the gap,” he explained.
In many ways, the Vikings represent a bigger challenge for the authorities than the Black Axe, which another police source described as “very hierarchical, with bosses from each town, a boss for Italy and meetings to elect a European boss”.
The Vikings, in contrast, are not known to have a boss, and are “less structured, with less of a code”.
The migrants operate mainly in neighbourhoods such as Ballaro, which transforms from street market to drug den at night, with the apparent blessing of the notorious ‘Cosa Nostra’.
In Ballaro, police say: “The Nigerians may use primordial violence against each other, but not against the Italians … There is harmony [and] Nigerian lookouts posted to watch for the police will alert Cosa Nostra members as well as their own.”
They fear, however, the balance between the old crime gangs and the new is delicate, and if a crackdown by the authorities were to “weaken the Italians”, then “the Nigerians may start to operate outside their own communities, just as the north Africans are now doing in Naples”.
The truce between the established mobsters and the newcomers is by no means set in stone, with journalists saying they were “at war” in 2016 and reporting that men were being gunned down in broad daylight.
The migrant influx has had such a dramatic impact on the Sicilian capital that the city’s mayor, Leoluca Orlando, now argues that “Palermo is no longer an Italian town. It is no longer European. You can walk in the city and feel like you’re in Istanbul or Beirut.”
Despite this, Mayor Orlando is a staunch supporter of mass migration into Europe, to the point where he has called for free movement not only for asylum seekers but for economic migrants, too.

“Europe is guilty of slavery and genocide when it comes to migration,” he insisted in an April 2017 interview with The Guardian. “People have the right to move in search for a better life.”

African Migrants Arrested After Sexually Assaulting Swedish Women and Girls as Young as Eleven

Stockholm Police

Two African migrants have been arrested and charged with sexual assault after sexually abusing multiple women and young girls including an 11-year-old.

The pair, both migrants from Africa aged 27 and 30, are accused of sexually harassing and abusing women and girls in Stockholm and Uppsala over a period from October of last year to April 2017. The men each molested three women and three children separately and one 15-year-old together, Afton Bladet reports.
One incident, which occurred on Christmas Eve, saw a 25-year-old woman attacked in the basement of a shopping centre where she worked. The woman claims she went to the basement to get extra wrapping paper for gifts when the 27-year-old molested her by lifting her shirt and groping her.
The youngest victim of the unnamed 27-year-old was an 11-year-old girl. The attack took place at the Stockholm Central railway station and saw the man sit next to the young girl and her grandmother where he then gripped the young girl’s thigh close to her genital area.
The grandmother shouted at the African, “what are you doing?!” and the pair escaped. They said they saw the man doing the same thing to other young girls before they alerted the police who later arrested him. The entire incident was caught on CCTV.
The 30-year-old migrant is said to have sexually molested a young woman leaving a metro station in Stockholm. The migrant allegedly grabbed her by the hair, licked her and pressed his exposed genitals against her. The woman later said after the incident, “I felt very nauseous, I showered, washed my hair and dress.”
The pair molested a 15-year-old girl together on a train bound for Stockholm. The two migrants allegedly sat next to the young girl, made disparaging remarks until she attempted to change her seat. The migrants followed the girl and the 30-year-old put his hand on her thigh asking her for sex.
The migrants followed the girl and the 30-year-old put his hand on her thigh asking her for sex. Friends of the girl got her away from the men and called the police who arrived a short time later.
Railway stations have become a hub for migrant sex attacks in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe including the infamous New Year’s Eve sex attacks in Cologne which occurred just outside the city’s main station.

Migrant sex attacks have become a growing problem in various countries. In Austria alone, it has been reported the number of migrant sex offences rose 133 per cent in 2016.

Europe Taking in Five Times the Number of Migrants Agreed from Turkey

European Union countries are taking in far more migrants from Turkey than required by the migrant agreement, with Germany taking in more than a third of the migrants.

The European Union (EU) migrant agreement with Turkey began in March 2016. Since then, the EU has taken in 6,907 Syrian asylum seekers directly from Turkey.
Ankara, by contrast, has taken only 1,229 migrants from Greece which contradicts the agreement in which Turkey is expected to take back one migrant for every migrant Europe takes from Turkey, Die Welt reports.
The EU-Turkey agreement has largely been credited with stopping the massive flow of migrants which, in 2015 at the height of the migrant crisis, saw over a million migrants arrive in Germany.
Germany has also taken in the most migrants from Turkey since the agreement began, admitting 2,516 Syrians followed by Netherlands who have taken 1,552, and then France with 839.
The Greek government has returned only 1,229 migrants to Turkey; the EU Commission blames the lack of numbers on the slow asylum claim procedures in Greece.
Since the closure of the Greek border with Macedonia and Bulgaria, the Greek government has been stuck with tens of thousands of migrants. Realising they would be sent back to Turkey after the agreement, huge numbers of the migrants in Greece applied for asylum, overwhelming the Greek system.
Greece has also been heavily criticised for the conditions in the migrant camps, which are often located on islands in the Aegean Sea. The government has countered the claims saying the country’s resources have been stretched to the limit and have asked the EU for financial assistance.
In order to provide relief for Greece, the EU has attempted to redistribute migrants from the country and from Italy, which has seen a surge of migrants from North Africa in the past year.
Many countries, particularly Central European countries like Poland and Hungary, have rejected the EU’s redistribution plans. The EU has threatened both countries with economic sanctions for refusing to accept migrants but both countries have remained defiant.
Turkey has also used the migrant agreement to threaten the bloc on several occasions. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened to scrap the agreement earlier this year when Austria voted to stop Turkey’s accession process to the EU.

In March of this year, Turkish Foreign Minister Süleyman Soylu threatened a wave of 15,000 migrants per month after several EU countries banned Turkish politicians from holding rallies supporting a referendum that merged the powers of the prime minister and the presidency of Turkey.

Paris Residents Unable to Sleep Through ‘Intense’ Overnight Mosque Loudspeaker Sessions

The loudspeakers of a Mée-sur-Seine mosque blasting out prayers and songs in the early hours of the morning through Ramadan caused chaos with the sleep patterns of Parisians living in the French capital’s south-eastern suburb, locals have said.

As well as operating year-round on Friday afternoons, the loudspeakers were in action from 11.30 pm each night until past 1 am during the Islamic holy month so as to allow Muslims praying on the streets outside, due to lack of space in the mosque, to hear.
“The loudspeaker is so intense,” a resident told Le Parisien. “We hear prayers, songs and readings delivered in a fashion that is completely disrespectful of people who follow other religions, and atheists.
“Some nights it is impossible to get more than four hours sleep because even after the prayers end, the faithful then engage in discussions which can last for another two hours.”
The French newspaper reports that frustrated locals said neither Mée-sur-Seine’s mayor, Franck Vernin, nor the police responded to their complaints.
Contacted by Le Parisien, the Union of Democrats and Independents mayor said he is “well aware” of residents’ distress at the nocturnal noises emanating from the mosque, reporting that he contacted the local Muslim union to “ensure calm”, asserting that the Union of Méens Muslims (UMM) are “very responsive, whenever there is a problem”.
UMM boss Mourad Salah said the mosque “tried to solve the problem by reducing the sound”, but explained the noise pollution will continue to be an issue until Muslims in the district have a sufficiently large place of worship.
“The loudspeaker is not located on the outside of the building, but in the prayer room, and the doors are left open so that the faithful who are having to pray outside can hear.
“For more than five years we have been doing this for want of a more suitable place to pray,” he said, explaining that the mosque held more than 300 people during Ramadan, with as many faithful praying outside on the street on some nights this year.
“On the night of June 21 to 22, we were collecting alms to build a mosque which properly serves our needs, and there were 150 people out there.
“I understand that locals are fatigued with the heat and we apologise for that,” said the UMM chief, adding: “But the ball is in the mayor’s court. Until we have a place of prayer worthy of the name, with a much greater capacity, it is difficult for anything to change.”
President of the Union of Seine-et-Marne Muslims, Boudjema Hammache, agreed with Salah, telling Le Parisien: “It is a duty to show respect and appeasement to others.”

French Mayor Demands Pork in School Lunches to Promote Secularism

The conservative mayor of Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur has announced he will ban alternative school menus that do not include pork to promote secular values in schools.

Mayor Michel Rotger, a member of the conservative Republican party, said the move would promote secularism but would also save the local government money saying ‘alternative menus’ led to too much waste, L’Express reports.
“We are putting an operation in place so the children eat everything and their diets are balanced. There is too much waste so we will teach them to eat meat, be it poultry or pork,” Rotger said.
Parents of children who attend schools in the town, which boasts a population of around 10,000, were informed of the mayor’s proposal in a letter. The letter said the pork menu would promote the “ideas of secularism” and that only those with medical allergies would be able to opt out.
Some have spoken out against the mayor’s plans including Paul Garrigue, president of a group of associations which includes Amnesty International and the League of Human Rights. Garrigue said: “Today, we are talking about secularism in a generally anti-Muslim way.”
“We see secularism as a tool of tolerance and living together and not exclusion,” he said adding that pupils who refuse to eat pork should feel “at ease”.
Mayor Rotger defended his proposal noting he is following the recommendations of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF) who dismissed the idea of “denominational menus” in French schools in November of 2015.
The debate over pork on school menus or in government canteens has been raging in France and elsewhere in Europe for years. As far back as 2014, the French mayor of Sargé-lès-Le-Mans said that school menus would feature “pork or nothing”.
Calls for pork to be mandatory have also been made in Germany where senior officials in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government have said it should be in schools and government canteens.
Daniel Günther, the parliamentary leader of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, said: “The protection of minorities – including for religious reasons – must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by a false sense of consideration.”
In the UK, the case has been almost the opposite with a school in Islington banning pork from the menu since 2011 due to the large Muslim student population. The ban came under criticism from many in 2015 who argued that students should at least have a choice.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fake News CNN Editor Led New York Times Investigation of Trump-Russia

CNN pushed out three people in its fake news scandal. One of them was its Investigative Editor, a guy by the name of Eric Lichtblau who has a Pulitzer prize.
Lichtblau's name appeared on plenty of CNN hit pieces targeting Trump, including multiple Comey pieces. Then there was the attack on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He had his name on a semi-retracted piece on Comey's testimony which carries the following stamp.
CORRECTION AND UPDATE: This article was published before Comey released his prepared opening statement. The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under investigation in his prepared testimony released after this story was published.
So it's not as if there hadn't been problems before.
Lichtblau's name has appeared plenty of times on anonymously sourced Trump pieces.
Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says, but whether that influence amounts to obstruction of justice remains an open question.

Here's how CNN described him before.
So let's go to his assistant managing editor of CNN's Investigative Unit Eric Lichtblau, who has been reporting on Comey for more than a decade. In his prior role, he's led "The New York Times"' reporting on the relationship between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.
So the Fake News scandal predictably drags in more of the media.
At the Times, Lichblau had his name on pieces like, "CIA had evidence of Russian effort to help Trump earlier than believed".
The irony is that Lichtblau got his Pulitzer for attacking the Bush admin over surveillance claims.

State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 African Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days

Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula.

On Tuesday, 8,500 African migrants are reaching Italian shores aboard 14 different ships, adding to the 5,000 who arrived on Monday. The massive arrivals have led local media as well as politicians to speak of an authentic immigrant “invasion” exceeding the country’s capacity of assimilation.
Officials reported on June 15 that more than 65,000 migrants had arrived since the beginning of the year, but that was prior to the latest influx. Figures for the year now stand at 73,380 migrants into Italy, or a rise of 14.42 percent over the same period in 2016, when then-record arrivals had reached 64,133.
The exodus from Libya to the Italian coast has continuing unabated with no visible action on the part of the Italian government or the European Union to halt it.
The illegal immigrants who reach the Libyan coast from all parts of Africa (most recently, from the West), embark in the Mediterranean on makeshift boats. The majority of these are picked up either by NGOs or humanitarian organizations or official Italian Coast Guard or naval vessels.
Despite their intention to travel up through Italy into northern Europe, the vast majority of migrants end up remaining in Italy, mostly because the northern borders with France, Switzerland and Austria are closely watched.
According to the Interior Ministry, the region that has taken in the most migrants is Lombardy (13 percent), followed by Lazio (9 percent), Campania (9 percent), Piedmont (8 percent), Veneto (8 percent), Emilia Romagna (8 percent), Tuscany (7 percent), Puglia (7 percent) and Sicily (7 percent).
“The government continues to show a worrying powerlessness in the face of a situation that becomes more and more dramatic every day,” said Paolo Romani, president of the senators of Forza Italy. Romani urged Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni to “safeguard national interests, even if necessary by blocking the access to Italian ports.”
Romani has also called on the UN Security Council to intervene, urging “shared strategies to stop the departures” from Libya, as well as a ban on NGOs whose shuttle service to Italy only serves to “aggravate the situation.”
Romani’s counterpart in the House, Forza Italia’s Renato Brunetta, has petitioned Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti to block migrant ships heading to Italy and instead to request European Union (EU) Officials to have the vessels diverted to other Mediterranean ports.
The head of Italy’s Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, expressed his exasperation in a tweet to his followers, noting that Tuesday’s arrival of 8,500 illegal immigrants onto Italian soil was “fucking enough.”
“This complicit government will do nothing,” he wrote, “so it’s up to us to use every (licit) means we can,” while adding the hashtag #stopinvasione.
Italy’s national anti-mafia and counterterrorism prosecutor, Franco Roberti, has acknowledged that this new wave of landings poses its own dangers, and constitutes “a threat to national security.”
Meanwhile, on Sunday 52 would-be West African emigrants were found dead in the desert area north of the river Niger, on the border with Libya, while 24 of their companions were rescued.
The prefect of the northern region of Bilma, Fatoumi Boudou, confirmed that a “group of about 70 people traveling from Agadez [Niger] to Libya aboard three vehicles had been abandoned in the desert without food or water” by traffickers.

Court Investigating Pro-Migrant NGO for People Smuggling

Dresden-based migrant rescue NGO “Mission Lifeline” is now under investigation from Saxony prosecutors who allege they group may be participating in people smuggling.

The members of “Mission Lifeline” have yet to set sail into the Mediterranean and are already under investigation by the prosecutor’s office in Dresden. The NGO has so far raised 190,000 euros with a target of 240,000 to crew a boat to the Libyan coast where they plan to rescue migrants Tagesspiegel reports.
A spokesman for the federal police in Pirna confirmed that the group was under investigation for people smuggling. Lorenz Haase, spokesman for the Dresden prosecutors office said that a criminal complaint had been filed against the NGO and the prosecutor was investigating the matter to “clarify the facts.”
Axel Steier, the head of Mission Lifeline, said he thought the letter he received telling him to appear before the Dresden police was a fake. He called the accusations of people smuggling “absurd” and accused the Dresden judiciary of “persecuting” the group.
A few days ago the NGO, along with several others who perform rescue operations in along the Libyan coast and bring the migrants back to Europe, wrote a letter denouncing the Libyan coast guard. They accused the Libyan’s of “hindering the work” of the rescue boats and called for the European Union to stop giving the Libyan government money.   
A Libyan coastguard vessel almost collided with a ship belonging to the NGO “Sea-Watch” last month after accusing the NGO of operating within Libyan territorial waters. Coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said: “An international rescue organisation called Sea-Watch tried to hinder the work of our coastguard … in a bid to take the migrants, claiming Libya is not safe for migrants.”
Sea-Watch has also weighed in on the Dresden case. Spokesman Ruben Neugebauer said of the prosecutor’s office, “Dresden has no seaport, and you have to expect a certain ignorance of the international maritime law.”
Many have accused the various NGOs, many of which are based in Germany, of working with people smugglers directly including several Italian prosecutors. 
Some, like the European Union border agency Frontex, has said that the presence of the ships, which always take the migrants to Europe, only furthers to encourage more migrants and the people smugglers. 
Government officials are not the only ones attempting to call out the NGOs for people smuggling. The hipster-right Identitarian youth movement recently blocked the passage of an NGO ship that was leaving Sicily for Libya last month.
After the action, the group declared that they would raise money to buy a seaworthy ship and track the NGO’s activity to investigate whether they were working with people smugglers. The group raised over 65,000 euros but had their PayPal and bank accounts shut down after outrage from pro-migrant groups.

Female Migrant Shelter Employees Faces Prison for Sex with ‘Refugee Children’

Two women who worked at a home for so-called unaccompanied minors in Denmark have been charged with engaging in sexual relations with young migrants living at the accommodation.

Accused of having sex with 17-year-old migrants the women, aged 52 and 36, face up to four years in prison each for breaking a law which forbids employees working in various public institutions from having sexual relations with clients.
According to the prosecution, the older of the two women had sexual intercourse in her car with one of the migrants living at the now-disused Tullebølle Children’s Centre, on several occasions in January and February 2016.
The younger woman, who the prosecution wants barred from working with people under 18 years of age, is accused of having engaged in a month and a half long sexual relationship with a so-called unaccompanied minor from mid-May to the beginning of July last year.
In this period, the migrant centre worker and the “child refugee” were said to have had sexual intercourse a number of times, in a variety of locations including inside the 36-year-old’s home and in her car, according to the indictment.
The trials were supposed to begin last week and the week before but have been postponed for practical reasons until August and October this year.
Tullebølle Children’s Centre was shut down in October 2016, following a string of serious incidents including brawls and sexual assault.
In August, five people were transferred away from the accommodation after police charged two of the youths with the rape of a Danish girl at Langelandsfestival and three of sexual harassment at the large, annual family festival.
Shortly before the centre’s closure, a member of staff was beaten with a pipe after attempting to intervene in a brawl between 30 to 40 youths, none of whom would tell police about what the altercation concerned.
Former employees of the Langeland home for migrant youths said management warned staff to ignore their charges’ criminal behaviour, stressing that a police report “could have serious consequences on refugee children’s future.