Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Germany: Afghan man tries to rape woman - witness comes to aid and prevents worse

Yesterday, Tuesday, a sexual offence was committed in the Dortmund district of Aplerbeck.A witness may have prevented something worse. Police arrested the 28-year-old suspect for the time being. Around 9.15 p.m., a 19-year-old Dortmund woman left the subway at the stop Marsbruch street. Suddenly, the 28-year-old man from Afghanistan approached and began to touch her indecently. The victim tried in vain to move away from him.At that moment the young woman did exactly the right thing and screamed loudly for help. A 24-year-old man from Dortmund heard the calls and stood between them until the police arrived. With this exemplary act he probably prevented something worse. The officers arrested the aggressive 28-year-old man for the time being and took him into police custody.

Germany is a paradise for criminal migrants - for example the municipality of Fürth

The brutal rapist from the Fürth Pegnitzgrund area should have been deported long ago! The municipality of Fürth now admitted that.The Turk (37), who was born in Fürth, had attacked and raped a female stroller eleven days ago. At that time he should not have been in Germany anymore. Because: The man is an intensive offender, has been in jail several times for assault and drug offences.The man applied for a residence permit while in prison (he had to be imprisoned until June 2018). The foreigners authority in Fürth rejected the application and wanted to deport the highly criminal Turk. Problem: He had no passport. And no deportation without ID.The Foreigners Authority wanted to deliver replacement documents at the beginning of 2017 (!). Nothing came of it. Why? The official reason given by the municipality: "Delays in obtaining the documents result from the suspect's refusal to cooperate."

Merkel Demands ‘Real, True EU Army’… Days After Calling for ‘UN Values’ Globalist World Peace

Angela Merkel has called for the creation of a “real, true” EU army, days after stating that only through globalism and ‘United Nations values’ can there be peace in the world.

“What is really important, if we look at the developments of the past year, is that we have to work on a vision of one day creating a real, true European army,” stated the German chancellor during an address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Tuesday.

Speaking at a debate on the future of the bloc, Merkel told MEPs that the move — which was urged by globalist French President Emmanuel Macron last week — “would show the world that there will never be war again between European countries”.Declaring “nationalism … must never have a chance to flourish again in Europe”, the chancellor also used her address to call for an EU superstate with “tolerance” at its centre, stressing that Brussels should seize control of the bloc’s external frontiers and impose a common asylum policy on member states.

“We need to understand that tolerance is the soul of Europe [and] that it is [the] essential component of what makes us Europeans,” said Merkel, before making it clear that tolerance would not extend to allowing member states whose populations elected populist governments to maintain national sovereignty over issues that mean a lot to their electorates.“Solidarity is based on tolerance and this is Europe’s strength. It is part of our common European DNA and it means overcoming national egoisms,” she continued, going on to launch a thinly-veiled attack on Poland, Hungary, and Italy.

“Solidarity also means that if you weaken the rule of law in one country or attack freedom of press in one country, you do so in the whole of the EU,” stated the chancellor, adding: “If you try to solve problems by making new debts, you disregard commitments made and question the foundations for strength and stability of the Euro area.”

Closing the speech, in which she had also claimed that deadly terror atrocities in Europe were attacks on the continent’s “values”, Merkel told the EU parliament: “Nationalism and egoism must never have a chance to flourish again in Europe. Tolerance and solidarity are our future. And this future is worth fighting for.”The veteran German leader’s call for an EU army came just days after the Paris Peace Forum, where Merkel hit out at “blinkered nationalism” and asserted that only through globalism and ‘shared [United Nations] values’ can the world “overcome the horrors of the past and pave a new future”.

Following Macron’s declaration last week that Brussels must build an EU army to “protect” the bloc from “China, Russia and even the United States of America,” the French head of state appeared to use the Paris platform as another chance to lash out at the ‘America First’ agenda of his U.S. counterpart, stating: “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.”

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Was Michael Riecher murdered by a Syrian asylum seeker because he belonged to the sponsoring association for the synagogue of the city of Horb, Germany ?

More and more new facts emerge in the murder case Michael Riecher. The investigating homicide commission is now apparently certain that the Syrian asylum seeker, who Riecher accommodated, also murdered him.The initially allegedly good relationship between the Syrian asylum seeker and Michael Riecher had suddenly become troubled.Was it perhaps because Michael Riecher was working for the sponsoring association for the renovation and restoration of the synagogue of the town of Horb ? And that the asylum seeker Mohammed Omran Albakr, accused of murder, became aware of it? The daily newspaper "Schwarzwälder-Bote" reported on Riecher's commitment to the synagogue: 
The citizens of Horb are now being asked to make donations: until April 2015, they can support the permanent exhibition in the Jewish Prayer Hall Museum. Every euro received is doubled by Michael Riecher.
So was it a murder committed by a Muslim with anti-Semitic intentions?

UK: Muslims harass pro-Israel group in Hyde Park

Here you'll see a smorgasbord of antisemitism: Muslim fundamentalism, Holocaust-denial, accusations of Christ-killers
All because Jews dared stand with an Israeli flag in Hyde Park.

Most people feel a duty to honour the Jews that were slaughtered in the Holocaust. Yet the world has ignored the many Jews massacred in Muslim lands. A small group of Jews held a vigil in Speakers Corner, London, to remember these forgotten Jews. What happened next will both shock and outrage you. Within seconds the group was verbally assaulted in the most racist way and their vigil was shut down by a group of Islamic extremists. These extremists, wouldn't even allow them to honour their fallen. It isn't easy viewing, but make sure you watch the video through to the end to understand how a Middle Eastern hatred has been imported into the UK.

Again: Syrian stabs a woman in front of the eyes of primary school children in Halle, Germany

This Tuesday morning a Syrian stabbed a woman in front of a primary school in the south of Halle (Saale) in front of the horrified pupils and parents.The alleged perpetrator - a 40-year-old Syrian - is said to have attacked a woman in front of the Diesterweg primary school in Halle on Tuesday morning around 7:30 a.m.. The police reported at noon that the man stabbed the 31-year-old woman several times with a knife and then disappeared in the direction of a park. A few minutes later he returned to the scene and was arrested by the police. The police had begun investigations on suspicion of attempted manslaughter. The alleged perpetrator is apparently the victim's ex. The 31-year-old victim from Syria was not approachable after the crime. According to a police spokeswoman, she was taken to hospital and had to undergo emergency surgery.The Syrian woman had separated from the alleged perpetrator a few months ago. This morning the wife brought one of her children to school. When she came back, she met her former partner, who - not unusual in his culture - presumably restored his violated honour with a knife. According to police, there were children at the school so that they and their parents had to watch how the Syrian perpetrator stabbed his victim. A crisis intervention team was on site to look after witnesses as well as children. The police had cordoned off the area around the school.

14 Moroccans sexually abuse girl and knife her boyfriend in Spain – Mainstream media silent

The events took place in Santa Coloma de Gramenet in Catalonia two days ago. The young lady was travelling on the Metro with her boyfriend when the Moroccan “manada” (or wild herd, as the Spanish call sexually violent groups of men) started molesting her.
The youths followed the couple out of the train compartment and inserted themselves inside an elevator in the train station with them and proceeded to knife the young man as he defended his girlfriend, and violently sexually attack the young lady.

The group were arrested by the local police of Santa Coloma de Gramenet this past Sunday, November 11th, in the house they were squatting in.

As they were diagnosed with scabies, an infectious skin disease, the police have had to disinfect the vehicles in which they were transported and the police station itself.

Two of the 14 Moroccan youths captured were minors, and several of those involved had already been arrested a couple of times in recent days by local police for various violent robberies. The wounded young man, who had come out in defense of his girlfriend, is out of danger.

The municipal government has asked the Catalan government to address the situation urgently as these unaccompanied youths are dedicated to “committing different crimes and delinquencies, generating alarm and insecurity.” They have also asked for more policing of the zone.

There is virtually no mention of this immigrant crime in the mainstream media, and when there is, it is usually to ask for compassion and leniency for the sexual attackers.

There was none of that when another “manada”, this one composed of five Spanish men, were exposed two years ago. Then the Media spent weeks and weeks denouncing them as monsters.

Less Than Third of Austrians Oppose Government Move to Opt Out of UN Migrant Pact

A new survey has revealed that half of Austrians support the conservative-populist government’s move to opt out of the United Nations migration pact with only 29 per cent saying the move did not make sense.

Just under one-third of the respondents of the 500 person survey, 31 per cent, said they agreed “very much” with the decision to get out of the pact and another 18 said they were “more likely to agree” with the move while 13 per cent said they had no opinion, and another nine claimed not to know what the pact even was, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, head of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) along with his coalition partner Vice Chancellor and Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader Heinz-Christian Strache, said that they disagreed with 17 out of the 23 goals set by the pact such as making it easier for asylum seekers and migrants to access the labour markets and welfare systems in countries supporting the pact.Vice Chancellor Strache defended the move to pull out of the pact earlier this month saying, “We are only responsible to our Austrian population as government officials. Austrian sovereignty has top priority for us, this must be preserved and protected.”“In the government’s programme, we have promised to stop illegal migration, to protect citizens’ safety, and to protect the borders,” he added.

The rejection of the pact by Austria has also sparked debate within the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) headed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on whether Germany should also consider pulling out of the pact.

Conservative Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn has been one of the most vocal critics of the pact, as well as the past mass migration policies of Dr Merkel.

“The debate on the migration pact is still pending in the parliamentary group,” Spahn said and added, “It is important that Germany retains its sovereignty to control and limit migration.”

Spahn recently announced his candidacy to replace Merkel as CDU leader at an upcoming conference in December following the Chancellor’s announcement that she would bestepping down as party leader.

The British Left feels no shame when it comes to supporting Islam

by Giulio Meotti

In 1985, Roger Scruton was expelled from Czechoslovakia for bringing books banned by the Communist regime. The most famous conservative British philosopher was then included in the “list of undesirable people”. In the UK in 2018, Scruton seems to be “undesirable” again, after Prime Minister Theresa May appointed him the czar of the Building Better, Building Beautiful commission.

Since his nomination, the liberal press and Labor MPs of Jeremy Corbyn have been perusing through Scruton's past articles and essays in search of evidence of his supposed “Islamophobia”, “homophobia” and “racism”. They recall a column in the Spectator in which Scruton claimed that the authorities in Europe “hide the sexual crimes of Muslim immigrants”. He is also accused of being a friend of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Labor MP and shadow minister of the Communities, Andrew Gwynne, has released the astonishing statement that none of Scruton's views has a place in modern democracy. Scruton is accused of defining “Islamophobia” as a word of “propaganda” to create a completely “imaginary enemy”.

In the 1980s, the collaborators and writers of the Salisbury Review, the conservative journal founded by Scruton, were ostracized by the press. At Glasgow Airport, a boycott was held against the presence of Scruton at the university. “While Mugabe was honored.” Scruton recalls in his autobiography, “Gentle Regrets”.

Scruton used to say that it was easier for a non-leftist thinker to give a speech at the University of Lublin, Poland, than in Cambridge, UK. “It became an honor for English-speaking intellectuals to disassociate themselves from me”.

And now it seems to be happening again. From the US, historian Niall Ferguson wrote two days ago that Scruton is the greatest living Englishman and should be prime minister. It remains to be seen whether Theresa May will be able to withstand the shock wave of this demonization campaign.

So Roger Scruton is charged of “Islamophobia”. But the British Labour invite an Islamist like Shakeel Begg to one of their meetings.

If Scruton criticizes Pakistan, they call him “racist”. But they, the masters of double morality, can invite at an anti-racist encounter a man like Begg, who, according to the British judges, incited to violence for the good of Islam.

If Scruton criticizes George Soros, the corbybists call him “anti-Semitic”. If the Labour MPs host Begg, who supports Jihad against Israeli Jews, they call it “tolerance”. Those who justified any kind of crimes committed in the name of Islam, have no shame.

All over Europe, the cultural Left is committing suicide!

Mullah Terror in Europe: Why Europe should heed Trump’s counsel

The Trump administration has been urging its European allies to adopt a tougher stance on Iran, emphasizing in particular the Islamic Republic’s terrorism on European soil. To corroborate the administration’s point, on October 30, 2018, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) announced that a Norwegian nationalized citizen of Iranian decent was arrested on suspicion of attempting the assassination of Iranian Arab separatists.

Lest we forget, the Iranian regime has masterminded and carried out the destruction of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, on March 17, 1992, as well as the Jewish Community Center called Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) on July 18, 1994, in the same city. The embassy bombing took the lives of 29people and injured 250, including Israeli diplomats, children and clergy from a nearby church. The AMIA bombing killed 87 people and over 100 were injured. In 1998, an intercepted call from the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires proved conclusively that Iran was involved in the bombing. In 2006, Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman accused top Iranian officials of orchestrating the bombings in Argentina’s capital. Nisman, an Argentinian Jew, was murdered on January 15, 2015. It is more than likely that the Iranian regime had a hand in it.

While Iranian terror is worldwide, Tehran’s operations in Europe at a time when the Ayatollah regime seeks European help in thwarting U.S. sanctions is most revealing. Weakened by internal dissent, it has resorted to assassinations which reveals the murderous nature of the regime. The target this time for the Iranian regime was the exiled leader of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA). According to Israeli media reports, the Mossad (Israel’s Intelligence agency) provided information to Denmark’s PET on the plot that helped prevent the assassination attempt.

Denmark, however, was not the only target for Iran’s murderous regime. The BBC News headline on October 2, 2018, proclaimed “France Blames Iran for Foiled Paris Bomb Plot.” According to the BBC, “On June 30th, Iranian opposition supporters gathered in Paris for a meeting of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Guests included U.S. politicians Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, and Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's lawyer. The NCRI is considered to be the political arm of dissident group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK), which Iran has designated as a terrorist organization. It later emerged that two Belgian nationals of Iranian origin - a husband and wife known as Amir A. and Nasimeh N. - had been arrested by Belgian police in possession of half a kilogram (1.1lb) of explosives and a detonator.”

An Iranian diplomat named Assadollah Assadi, based in Austria, was arrested by police in Germany. He was responsible for handing over bombs to the two perpetrators in Luxemburg who planned to attack the NCRI gathering in France. Another Iranian, named Merhad A. was arrested in Paris. He was accused of being an accomplice in the attempted bombing. French officials blame Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence of being behind the plot. The French police also raided a Shiite-Muslim Center in the French city of Dunkirk, suspected of having close ties to Iran. The French Economy, Foreign, and Interior Ministers issued a joint statement saying: “This extremely serious act envisaged on our territory could not go without a response. In taking this decision, France underlines its determination to fight against terrorism in all its forms, particularly on its own territory.”

Earlier, in March, 2018, Iranian regime agents in Tirana, Albania, attempted to kill Iranian political refugees during the celebration of the Persian New Year. Two Iranian agents pretending to be journalists were detained by local police. This attempted terror attack was confirmed by the U.S. State Department and the Albanian government. Even earlier, in April, 1990, Islamic Republic of Iran agents assassinated Professor Kazem Rajavi, a human rights activist in Geneva, Switzerland.

Following the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which was hijacked by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his supporters, and soon after the end of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) ended, the regime began its political assassinations abroad. In July, 1989, the regime purported to negotiate with Dr. Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) leader in Vienna. A day after the meeting, Dr. Ghassemlou was murdered by a regime assassin with three bullets fired at close range. The regime assassin also killed party comrade Abdullah Ghaderi Azar, and Fadhil Rassoul, an Iraqi professor who was the mediator. Sadegh Sharafkandi, who succeeded Ghassemlou as KDPI Secretary General, was assassinated in a mafia style attack along with three other comrades in what has become known as the Mykonos restaurant assassination on September 17, 1992, in Berlin, Germany.

More recently, in November, 2017, Ahmad Mola Nissi, 52, the leader of the ASMLA (Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz) was murdered in front of his house in The Hague, Netherlands. His daughter Hawra told Reuters “We came here to be safe but we don’t feel safe. European governments should do more to secure the safety of activists.” She added that her father’s death was reminiscent of a string of murders of Iranian dissidents in Europe in the 1990’s.

Decades-long appeasement of Iran by European governments has encouraged the Tehran regime to pursue its terrorist activities in Europe, in spite of its needs to have open trade and European help against U.S. sanctions. At a press conference in London on September 12, 2018, NCRI leaders exposed Iran’s terrorist plans and activities in Europe. They identified key members of the Iranian regime, including the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (pictured above) as playing a major role in Iran’s global terrorism. The NCRI also charged that Iranian embassies across Europe serve as terrorist hubs, spy on Iranian dissidents, and human rights activists, as well as carry out orders from the Iranian leadership. The embassies are also used to provide logistical support to terrorists including weapons, explosives, and money. Terrorists have also used the Iranian embassies for shelter following their terror operations.

Assassinations of political opponents is not new to the Iranian leadership. Since the onset of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been involved in assassination attempts against political opponents both inside and outside of Iran. The English word “assassin” originated from the word al-Hash’ash’in, a secret order of Shiites established during 11th Century Iran, which carried out political assassinations.

Yet, notwithstanding Iran’s nuclear cheating, its development of long-range ballistic missiles, and terrorism on European soil, the European Union and the individual member states continue to protect the Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and appease the Ayatollahs. Europe’s shameful appeasement is exemplified by the Austrian president giving a red carpet reception to Iran’s President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif in Vienna, immediately following the foiled Iranian plot to bomb the NCRI gathering in France.

Europe should be mindful of President Trump’s urging to get tougher with the Iran. It means closing the Iranian embassies and expelling their staff wherever Iranian terror appears. Appeasement and greed however, are embedded in the European political culture. They had a revolving door for Palestinian terrorist killers in the 1970’s, and today they are doing the same with Islamic Republic of Iran terrorists.

Europe opting for submission to Islam

By Alex Alexiev

Two seemingly unrelated events in Europe over the past 20 days point to what cannot be described other than as the slow suicide of European civilization. On November 9, Chancellor Merkel gave a speech in Berlin commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht (lately renamed Pogromnacht). This 1938 event, which led to the willful destruction of 1400 synagogues, thousands of Jewish stores and the deportation of more than 30,000 Jews to the concentration camps, is widely considered the beginning of the Holocaust. For those familiar with Nazi history, though, the writing had been on the wall long before that.

What Hitler had in mind for the Jews is described in detail in his Mein Kampf and put in practice at the latest by the Nuremberg Laws of September 1935, which excluded Jews from German society, prohibited them from holding public office and marrying Germans and made them, in effect, stateless outcasts in their own country. As if to make sure that modern Holocaust doubters and anti-Semites, like labor leader Jeremy Corbin of the UK, have no place to hide, Hitler explained in detail his plans to annihilate the Jews to his military commanders in his Obersalzberg speech of August 22, 1939. “Who, after all,” said he, “speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians.”

The gist of Merkel’s speech was less about the commemoration of a dreadful historical event than a warning of the new wave of virulent anti-Semitism washing across Western Europe and assuming pandemic proportions in Muslim diaspora communities. For this, she should be congratulated, though she was less than candid in forgetting to mention that a good part of this explosion of anti-Semitism was caused by her in letting in two million mostly Muslim migrants, who get their anti-Semitism with their mothers milk. Nor did she mention that she had done her level best to perpetuate her awful policies by trying to force Eastern Europe to take migrants who have proven unwilling to integrate. Though Merkel is on her way out, it won’t be long before synagogues and Jewish businesses in Germany will have to be guarded by soldiers, as they already are in France.

It is this dismal if inevitable reality that was seemingly guaranteed by an European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision two weeks before Merkel’s speech. On Oct 25th, the ECHR, in a ruling mandatory for 47 European countries, denied an Austrian petitioner and ruled that the imperatives of “religious peace” and “mutual tolerance” are more important than freedom of speech. In this particular case, the petitioner had asked in a seminar whether Mohammad’s marriage to a six year old (consummated three years later), constituted a case of pedophilia. In its ruling, the court decreed that denigration of Muhammad is not protected speech, regardless of the factual evidence with the clear implication of prohibiting criticism of Islam.

This has the effect of overturning that same court’s 2001 ruling that sharia is not compatible with democracy and making Islam exempt from any questioning, even as attacks on Christianity and Judaism are well-established and widely practiced. To understand what that means in practice, it is worthwhile to recall the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam of 1990, which was approved by all 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. It expressly denied the universally-accepted definition of human rights and subjected them (in articles 24 and 25) to the medieval obscurantism of sharia law. Sharia, a post-Quranic, man-made doctrine designed to serve the interests of Arab imperialism after Mohammad, mandates discrimination and violence against Christians and Jews, while treating women and non-Muslims as second-hand citizens at best.

It has long been the ultimate goal of Islamic supremacists to outlaw any criticism of even the most radical expressions of Islamic intolerance under the bogus guise of Islamophobia. They are now on their way to achieve that objective with the help of the European Court of “Human” Rights. 

Emmanuel Macron: Front man for the globalists

By Peter Skurkiss

The French like to think of themselves a rationalists, but this is a conceit. Actually, they are champions of convoluted thought. Case in point are the French President's Emmanuel Macron comments on nationalism as a betrayal of patriotism. Here, Macron butchered the meaning of words and inserted his confused language into the public dialogue.

But of course, Macron knew what he was saying. His ill-mannered comment was a premeditated jab aimed at President Trump, who recently proclaimed that he himself was a proud 'nationalist.' The French president's remark was a backhanded way of saying that Trump, his MAGA supporters, and the people of Eastern Europe were unpatriotic. I might add that the Chinese and Russians are nationalistic on steroids. In fact, the only group of people across the globe which tries to squelch their own nationalism is liberal Western man. Personally, I think it's due to a combination of too much prosperity and a guilt feeling for the prosperity and Western achievement which leads to this suicidal attitude.

But back to Monsieur Macron. His poor semantics aside, a straightforward translation of the French president's words into proper English is that nationalism is a betrayal to the allegiance (patriotism) of globalism. And that is quite true. Too bad Macron did not have the courage to say what he actually meant. Instead he hid his beliefs behind convoluted language.

It is no secret that much of France and Western Europe greatly envies the U.S. Accordingly, the French public enjoys Macron's disrespectful antics towards Donald Trump and indirectly America. However, more astute observers in France are comparing their diminutive president as a 'frog trying to be an ox.' This is in reference to an Aesopian fable where a pretentious frog tries to blow himself up to be the size of an ox. The results? The frog explodes in the process. The moral of the story is that conceit can lead to self-destruction.

People find it rather puzzling how Macron dares taunt the U.S. president when his own popularity at home is a mere 29%. If Trump's approval rating were that low, he would have been impeached by the Democrats long ago.

But that 29 percent approval rating is a misreading of Macron popularity. To understand where Macron gets his arrogance, one has to realize that his popularity among the elites, intellectuals, and big moneyed globalists in France and indeed throughout Europe (and sadly America, too) is deep and strong. Manny is their chosen front man. Whether Macron falls in his next election or not is irrelevant to the globalists. Should he go down, they will find a replacement. As for Macron himself, he will have served his purpose and will be assured of a cushy position outside politics. In the little Frenchman's mind, it's win-win for him.

The war against globalism and One World Government will be long and hard. The globalists hold the commanding heights. Institutions like the media and international organizations are on their side. So are mainstream religious organizations, even the Catholic Church. Globalists also control the big banks and major corporations. And Silicon Valley and hi-tech seem to be in full accordance with the One World agenda. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Report: France to ‘Embed Regulators’ into Facebook to Examine ‘Hate Speech’

France is set to “embed” regulators in Facebook in an effort to examine how effectively the social network tackles “hate speech,” according to a report.

“From January, Macron’s administration will send a small team of senior civil servants to the company for six months to verify Facebook’s goodwill and determine whether its checks on racist, sexist or hate-fuelled speech could be improved,” reported Reuters on Monday. “The trial project is an example of what Macron has called ‘smart regulation’, something he wants to extend to other tech leaders such as Google, Apple and Amazon.”

Reuters added that it is “unclear whether the group will have access to highly-sensitive material such as Facebook’s algorithms or codes to remove hate speech.”

“It’s a first… I’m delighted by this very innovative experimental approach,” expressed French President Macron. “It’s an experiment, but a very important first step in my view.”

Last year, it was reported France would be working with Britain to push Big Tech companies into removing “unacceptable” content from their platforms, while 30,000 “fake accounts” were purged from Facebook ahead of the 2017 French presidential election.

UW mandates diversity training after professor pens article on 'sex differences'

By Rick Moran 

Administrators at the University of Washington-Seattle gave in to student radicals and have initiated diversity training in the computer sciences department. This, in and of itself, would not be news. But the reason why the decision to initiate the diversity training was made and what the sessions will be about will cause a few jaws to drop among more rational, reasonable people.

The story begins when UW-Seattle Professor Stuart Reges published “Why Women Don’t Code” for Quillette last June. The title of the article was, as the professor admits, "hyperbolic." He was simply pointing out the fact that women are less interested in computer science than men. The reasons are fundamental to their gender; "men tend to want to work alone and with numbers, while women are more people oriented." Still, Reges has taught hundreds of women to code and was simply stating the facts in his article.

Big mistake. The gender Nazis pounced on that and petitioned the school to address the "gender harrassment" in the computer science department.

PJ Media:

From now on, UW will provide “intersectional diversity and sexual harassment training to both [student employees] and [the professors who supervise them]” which all students and professors will be highly encouraged to attend.

Additionally, going forward, “a group of mostly senior faculty will review the introductory programming courses to ensure that they are inclusive of students from all backgrounds.” To be fair, it’s unclear what this means.
How will professors make coding classes more “inclusive of students from all backgrounds”? Will they mandate textbooks feature more racial and gender minorities?
When asked by PJ Media, UW spokesman Victor Balta said that nearly every aspect of 100-level computer science courses will be inspected to ensure they promote inclusivity. This includes “curriculum, organization, programming language and environment, teaching methods and techniques, new devices… as well as ensuring that our gateway courses are attractive and welcoming to the broadest group of students.”

How does "programming language" discriminate against gender to the point it must be "inspected" to ensure "inclusivity"?

Of course, the school has several employees who are paid real money to examine these courses for transgressions against political correctness. But, as Reges points out, there is a real danger not just to academic freedom, but freedom of thought:

In a Thursday interview with PJ Media, Reges took umbrage at the constant insinuation by students over the past few months that his Quillette memo amounts to “gender harassment.”’
“The graduate students are claiming that by merely discussing ideas they dislike that I have committed gender harassment,” Reges told PJ Media, noting that it is legally considered a “form of sexual harassment.”
“This would be an alarming precedent to establish,” he added.
Reges also finds it unfortunate that the university settled the issue without challenging students’ claim that my [writings] constitute gender harassment.”
“If we can't have free and open discussion on topics like these, we have no hope of combating tribalism and finding common ground.”

Silly professor. He's missing the point. These people don't want, expect, or need "an open discussion of topics." They want to promote tribalism. They don't want to find common ground. It's quite simple; you will think exactly as they tell you to think or you will be reprogrammed through "diversity training."

It's all for your own good, of course. They have nothing but the most honorable and moral intentions. Just ask them.

I keep wondering if we'll ever reach a tipping point where this nonsense will be curtailed or eliminated. Sadly, the only way the madness will end is if parents take a hand and not enroll their children in these incubators of authoritarianism.