Thursday, June 21, 2018
French leftists in the commune of Montfermeil were angered by the inclusion of the term “Islamist terror” on a plaque commemorating hero police officer Arnaud Beltrame who traded himself for a hostage during a terror attack and was killed in March.
Black pride. Brown Pride. Gay Pride. White Pride. At face value, each two-word motto conveys an identical notion of cultural dignity and heritage. Nothing more. Nothing less. The concept really is that benign. However, while three of these four mentioned in-groups are romanticized by the mainstream media, just one is unduly synonymous with hatred and racism -- and thus forced toward society’s cold-comfort fringes: White pride. Those eleven simple letters, without hesitancy, spark an unbridled ire within progressive viscera. But why? What is so caustic about a Caucasian who is simply proud to be Caucasian? Why does the very mention of white affirmation spark such outrage and condemnation? Again, at its core, White pride is no different from any other form of ethnic or lifestyle pride. At its essence, it does not promote hatred, bigotry, or racism. It is what it is. And it is shamefully mislabeled, all for political gain. In a land of free speech, is it not hypocritical that every ethnicity and sexual orientation, besides white and straight, enjoy a safe-space for unfiltered expression? Yet, far beyond this expression, non-whites and LBGTQ -- along with their sympathizers -- can blatantly censor, shame, and exclude hetero-Caucasian voices from these platforms. In addition, these coddled minorities are also granted months, weeks, and days to further their ascendance and pride. And amid such a climate, it comes as no surprise that big media, and alt-left activists vigorously promote a fabulist straw man made of mythical “white privilege.” For once their propaganda seeped into mainstream awareness these Machiavellian entities brazenly forced a white-washing, white-apologist agenda upon our nation's universities and campuses. Predictably, the resistance went for young minds in hopes of building a new America. An America obsessed with subverting white history and pride. With the specious boogeyman of white privilege carefully presented, scholastic textbooks and curricula have been re-written in the interest of veiled diversity. Though, under the new rules, and among confused, impressionable psyches, such proactive bigotry needn't make sense. All that forms now in the upcoming generation's clouded eyes is the leftist-version of white history, one of oppression of all other groups. And it is fear of this past, even as we've mostly all moved forward, which sparks such blatant resentment toward white America. However, even through this madness, and the heavy propaganda stating otherwise, being proud of one’s ethnic heritage is far from shameful, even for Caucasians. More and more, the left's divisive identity politics are losing ground as middle America proclaims no more lies, no more distortions. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/theres_nothing_wrong_with_being_white.html#ixzz5J3amfEA7
The organisers of Sweden’s largest music festival have announced that the event will come to a close after cancelling this year’s festival following a wave of sex attacks last year.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
“WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO,” Fonda tweeted early Wednesday morning.
He called for the public caging and rape of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen in a tweet Tuesday. In the vulgar tweet, Fonda said “Kristjen Nielsen is a lying gash that should be put in a cage and poked at by passersby.” He continued, “The gash should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.”
In the Lahn-Dill district, a 91-year-old woman was the victim of a sexual assault. The senior citizen had been lured out of her apartment in Herborn on Wednesday night under false pretences. Then the man raped the old woman, police report. The senior citizen met with the perpetrator at the Catholic Church. According to police, the perpetrators and the victims walked together via the "Hintersand" parking lot and further along the footpath along the Dill to the Herborn shooting range. At the shooting range, the man raped the 91-year-old. Afterwards he left the woman and fled in an unknown direction. The woman can only vaguely describe the perpetrator, police report. The man is said to have had a "southern appearance". He was estimated to be 30 to 40 years old and of slim stature. He was about 1.65 to 1.75 meters tall and had dark hair and a three-day stubble beard, the senior said. The victim could not give any information about the clothing. The man is said to have spoken German well, police say and ask: Who noticed a man at the Catholic Church, at the car park "Hintersand", on the footpath along the river Dill or in the area of the Herborn shooting range during the night to Wednesday between 3.30 a.m. and 4.50 a.m. who was accompanied by an elderly woman with walking stick. Witnesses call the Dillenburg criminal police on 02771 / 9070.
A 56-year-old Swiss woman who was arrested and convicted of trying to smuggle her failed asylum seeker lover into Switzerland has now married him in an “Islamic ceremony” in hopes he can remain in Europe.
Because he is said to have shared a video glorifying the IS on Facebook in 2013, a former Social Democratic substitute council in the town of Wels had to stand trial on Wednesday. He is accused of membership of a terrorist and criminal organisation. The software developer claims that he didn't even notice the content of the postings very well at the time. The public prosecutor's office accuses the man of having publicly shared a video on August 4, 2013, the title of which can be translated as "A Poem on Jihad". Among other things, it shows an IS rider, fighter of the terror organization, the name of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and glorifies the martyr's death. According to prosecutor Günther Diplinger, the 43-year-old shared the video with the intention of spreading IS propaganda. Legally, membership of a terrorist organization and a criminal organization was thus fulfilled, he explained. He also suspects that the accused, who has Turkish roots, is an illegal dual national. He is the founder and chairman of a cultural association close to the Turkish pro-Islamic Saadet Party, and has campaigned for this in the Turkish election campaign. The accused also rejected the accusation of dual citizenship. He has "sympathy" for the Saadet Party, which he considers democratic and not Islamist. When he registered the cultural association of the same name in 2014, he decided on the name because it meant "bliss".
London police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing an explosion after a small blast at Southgate station caused a stampede, injuring five.
By Monica Showalter
Gun control hasn't done much to stop London's phenomenal murder rate, given that criminals are frequently stabbing their victims as a result. And London, as well as the adjacent rest of the U.K., has lots and lots of gun control.
Instead of drawing the obvious cultural conclusions -- that murder is something that lurks in the hearts of depraved people, quite apart from their access to guns, and often is fueled by a credible non-fear of punishment, (check), U.K. officials have doubled down on gun control and gone it one better: knife control. That includes a new measure just recently to force knife makers to dull their blades in a bid to head off more murders. Kid you not, here it is, reported by the Daily Signal:
The judge now wants rounded knives, just like children's scissors, to ensure that anyone running with one doesn't put his or her eye out. This should do wonders for London's swinging culinary scene, penalizing its chefs with child-style cutting instruments.
And it won't work for the knife control cause either. This actually is London's second round of knife control, the first was just pure knife control targeting the carrying of a knife in London, a couple months ago, bruited about by London's leftist mayor, Sadiq Khan. It didn't work, so now they're going for child-style blades for everyone, changing the face of knives.
As if London's richly abundant assaulters, burglars, and murderers won't change tactics on that front, too. It shows how unfit the left is to legislate social engineering measures to enact 'change.' They literally do not understand the problems of human nature and how to address them.
The public prosecutor's office in Stuttgart and the criminal police headquarters in the town of Esslingen are investigating a 21-year-old Afghan citizen on suspicion of serious sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl. According to current investigations, he allegedly abused the girl in his room in an asylum seeker's accommodation in Esslingen on the night of the 18th May 2018. According to the results of the investigation to date, the asylum seeker lured the 12-year-old to his accommodation on the evening of 17 May 2018 together with her 16-year-old girlfriend. After there was no bus at late hour, the girls stayed overnight in the accused's room. He is accused of having exploited the situation during the night for intrusiveness and subsequently sexually abused the 12-year-old. When the other present woke up, he let go of the girl. The public prosecutor's office in Stuttgart obtained an arrest warrant against the suspect. On Friday, he was finally arrested by the police there. The suspect, who is known to the police for theft, was brought before the district court of Stuttgart on Friday at the request of the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office, who ordered that the 21-year-old be remanded in custody.
by Burak Bekdil
When non-Muslims deny Muslim minorities the rights that Muslim-majority countries systematically deny non-Muslim minorities, extremist Muslims in Turkey seem to have the habit of threatening non-Muslim lands with holy war.
"Soon religious wars will break out in Europe. You are taking Europe toward an abyss. That's the way it's going," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, predicted in a 2017 speech. The minister was angry with the European states that had banned Turkish Islamist political shows in their territories.
On June 10, Erdoğan said: "These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world toward a war between the cross and the crescent."
So, once again, we are hearing promises of holy war, and an angry Islamist threatening a Christian state because a Christian state had decided to close down seven mosques and expel some 60 Turkish-funded imams as part of a crackdown on extremist Islam.
The Austrian authorities had already launched a probe after images emerged in April showing children in a Turkish-funded mosque playing dead and re-enacting the World War I battle of Gallipoli. The photos of children, published by the weekly Falter, showed the young boys in camouflage uniforms marching, saluting, waving Turkish flags and then playing dead. Their "corpses" were then lined up and draped in flags.
Turkish Islamists' understanding of religious freedoms is limited to freedom for the Islamic cause only, for example here, here, here and here. Their understanding of religious pluralism is limited to defending pluralism in Muslim-minority lands -- and majoritarianism in Muslim-majority lands, again as, for example, here, here, here and here.
Muslim leaders complain of travel bans on some Muslim nations, but some Muslim countries have travel bans against other Muslims, in addition to banning Israelis.
In a 2017 report, Turkey's Association of Protestant Churches noted that hate speech against the country's Christians had increased in both the traditional media and social media. Hate speech against Protestants, the report said, had persisted throughout 2016, in addition to physical attacks on Protestant individuals and their churches.
Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, has been in a Turkish jail for more than a year and a half on spurious charges of terrorism and espionage. He faces up to 35 years in prison.
American Pastor Andrew Brunson, pictured with his wife Norine, has been in a Turkish jail for more than a year and a half on spurious charges of terrorism and espionage. He faces up to 35 years in prison.
In Saudi Arabia deportation and a lifetime ban is the minimum penalty for non-Muslims trying to enter the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. In 2013, the Saudi Minister of Justice, Mohamed el-Eissi, insisted that "the cradle of the Muslim sanctities will not allow the establishment of any other places of worship".
The Saudis ban non-Muslim religious houses of worship. This ban comes from a Salafi tradition that prohibits the existence of two religions in the Arabian peninsula. Under the Saudi law all citizens must be Muslims; there is no legal protection for freedom of religion; and the public practice of non-Muslim religion is prohibited.
In Iran, where even non-Muslim female visitors must wear the Islamic headscarf, the government continues to imprison, harass, intimidate and discriminate against people based on their religious beliefs. A 2014 U.S. State Department annual report noted that non-Muslims faced "substantial societal discrimination, aided by official support".
Also in Iran, marriages between Muslim women and non-Muslim men are not recognized; the government does not ensure the right of citizens to change or renounce their religious faith. Furthermore, apostasy, specifically conversion from Islam, can be punishable by death. In 2013, 79 people from religious minorities were sentenced to a total of 3,620 months in prison, 200 months of probation, 75 lashes and 41 billion rials in fines [approximately $1.3 million].
Enter Erdoğan's Turkey again. The U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2017, released this year, found that:
- [The Turkish government's] Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) governs and coordinates religious matters related to Islam. Its mandate is to promote and enable the practice of Sunni Islam.
- The government continued to prosecute individuals for "openly disrespecting the religious belief of a group" and continued to limit the rights of non-Muslim minorities, especially those not recognized under the 1923 Lausanne Treaty.
- The government continued to treat Alevi Islam as a heterodox Muslim "sect," and continued not to recognize Alevi houses of worship.
- The government closed two Shia Jaferi television stations based on allegations of spreading "terrorist propaganda."
- Religious minorities said they continued to experience difficulties obtaining exemptions from mandatory religion classes in public schools, operating or opening houses of worship, and in addressing land and property disputes.
- The government restricted efforts by minority religious groups to train their clergy.
- The legal challenges of five churches, whose lands the government expropriated in 2016, continued; members of the churches said they still did not have access to their buildings.
- The government did not recognize the right to conscientious objection to military service.
- Alevis continued to face anonymous threats of violence. Threats of violence by ISIS and other actors against Jews, Protestants, and Sunni Muslims also continued.
- Anti-Semitic discourse continued, as some pro-government news commentators continued to publish stories seeking to associate the 2016 coup plotters with the Jewish community.
- These commentators also sought to associate the Orthodox ecumenical patriarch with the coup attempt.
- Unidentified assailants vandalized some Protestant, Orthodox, Catholic, and Alevi places of worship, including marking red "X"s on the doors of 13 Alevi homes and attacking a Protestant church in Malatya.
Erdoğan, who spoke of a war between the cross and the crescent because the Austrian government closed down seven mosques, does not seem to bother with any of those visible, documented cases of religious discrimination against non-Muslims and against Islam's minority sects. This is vintage Erdoğan: Europe must treat its Muslim minorities well and with respect, or we will fight a holy war; for non-Muslim minorities in our Muslim lands, we give them two choices: convert to Islam or suffer the persecution.