Monday, August 03, 2015

Refugees Should Respect Our Rules or Leave, Says Czech President

by Nick Hallett 

The President of the Czech Republic has called on refugees to respect his country’s rules or leave, telling them: “Nobody invited you here.” In an interview with newspaper Blesk, Czech President Milos Zeman told the growing number of refugees in the Czech Republic to “respect our laws, just as we respect the law when we come to your country.”
He added: “If you do not like it, go away.”
The Prague Daily Monitor said that his remarks were aimed primarily at the wave of Middle Eastern and African migrants entering the country, rather than Ukrainian migrants who have been fleeing the conflict in their own country.
“Unlike the Islamic ones, they have a much a better ability to assimilate themselves,” he said.
Last Tuesday, the country’s Prime Minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, accused Zeman of appealing to people’s “basest instincts” and of spreading hatred against refugees. Zeman responded: “Some may consider it appealing to the basest instincts, but this is the same stance that Hungarians share when they build a fence against Serbia, and Americans who have built a fence on their border with Mexico.”
Zeman then went on to blame Western powers for the current refugee crisis:
“The current wave of migration is rooted in the crazy idea to invade Iraq, which allegedly had weapons of mass destruction, but nothing was found.”
“It is not only the United States who is to blame for this, because some EU member states coordinated the operations against Libya,” he added.
However, the Czech President then went on to say that he would call on the UN General Assembly later this year to launch a military campaign to destroy terrorist training camps.
The Czech Interior Ministry expects between 5,000 and 7,000 illegal immigrants to arrive in the country next year, with some 3,500 expected this year.

UK Schools 'Indoctrinating Palestinian Terrorism'

The UK's National Union of Teachers (NUT) has been accused of indoctrinating British youth with Palestinian terrorism, in its new teaching resources pack that discusses Palestinian "occupation, freedom and resistance" from what has been revealed to be a "warped" perspective.
NUT designed the pack - entitled "My Name is Saleh" and launched in April at the union's annual conference - in partnership with Edukid, a children's education charity, reports the British Telegraph on Monday.
The one-sided focus of the educational materials is apparent from the images of the pack, which show a Palestinian Arab child who allegedly was "assaulted by settlers." The video launched with the pack particularly refers to "Jews" rather than "Israelis."
Responding to the project, Tom Wilson of the Henry Jackson Society think-tank said it was "overtly agenda driven," warning, "we need to be more vigilant about the politicization of British classrooms."
Wilson noted that the video's references to Jews risks "inciting tensions between faith communities in the UK," and he added, "it is a particularly shameless example of political activism masquerading as a legitimate form of education."
"When dealing with a subject as complex as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is so important to avoid giving young people a distorted or one sided account."
That concern was echoed by Sam Westrop, director of the counter-extremism think-tank Stand for Peace, who said that by teaching "resistance" against Israel, the “NUT’s political propaganda and misrepresentation serves the extremist agenda."
The UK Charities Commission indicated it will contact Edukid to see if the pack breaches regulations, with a Department for Education spokesperson noting, "the law is crystal clear, all political discussions in school should be unbiased and balanced.”
There has been a growing trend of Muslim radicalism being allowed in UK schools, with many warning that the authorities are turning a blind eye on a large potential threat.

The Islamic State's Campaign Plan

by Vijeta Uniyal
  • ISIS wants to trigger this final conflict by unleashing attacks on Indian soil. If the U.S. comes to India's aid, ISIS would declare a global Jihad, calling upon a billion Muslims to heed the call.
  • Despite the propaganda onslaught by ISIS, Indian authorities have apparently not yet grasped the true nature of the conflict between ISIS and India that is unfolding before their eyes. As ISIS raises an army among Indian Muslims and publicizes its apocalyptic goals for the Indian subcontinent, some in the Indian establishment still hope to lure the ISIS rank-and-file with government-funded welfare programs.
  • "Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah. ... This is the bitter truth, swallow it." — The Islamic State.
President Obama might not yet have a strategy to combat the Islamic State (ISIS), but the Islamic State has a strategy. It is, apparently, to bring about the "end of the world." According to a document uncovered by American Media Institute (AMI) and reviewed by U.S. intelligence officials, ISIS is preparing to attack India, in the hope of forcing the U.S. to come to India's aid and get mired in an apocalyptic conflict.
In the document, written in prophetic style and entitled, "A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet," ISIS calls upon different jihadist factions operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan to come under its banner. It urges al-Qaeda in the region to submit to the authority of the Islamic empire or "Caliphate" and recognize ISIS as the sole ruler of a billion Muslims across the world.
The document was written in Urdu, the predominant language of Muslims in the Indian Subcontinent, and describes future apocalyptic battles in detail, charting out a roadmap for the destruction of the U.S. and its allies.
According to USA Today, the document was reviewed by three U.S. intelligence officials, who confirmed the authenticity of the document based on its unique markers and accurate used of terminology. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, described the document as "Islamic State's campaign plan."
ISIS wants to trigger this final conflict by unleashing attacks on Indian soil. If the U.S. comes to embattled India's aid, ISIS would declare a global Jihad, calling upon a billion Muslims to heed the call. In ISIS's own words, "Even if the U.S tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the ummah [global Muslim community] will be united, resulting in the final battle."
Certain of its final victory, ISIS declares in the document, "Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah. ... This is the bitter truth, swallow it."
The reality on the ground in India seems to confirm the ISIS strategy document. In recent months, Indian security forces have been raising the alarm about the increasing influence of ISIS among India's Muslim youth. India is home to the world's second largest Muslim population. Numbering about 180 million, Muslims make up about 14% of India's population. According to Pew Research, by 2050, India will have world's largest population of Muslims, estimated at 311 million.
With the effective use of the internet and social media, ISIS has outpaced Al-Qaeda and positioned itself as terror outfit of choice among India's radicalized Muslim youth. ISIS flags are now a regular feature at demonstrations in India's Muslim-majority Kashmir province.
In 2014, this photo of Muslim ISIS supporters in India's Tamil Nadu state went viral on Twitter.
India is not at the periphery of ISIS's strategy for global dominance, but is its cornerstone. Indian Muslims have already joined the ranks of ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq, and are now actively recruiting for ISIS as online propagandists.
The July 27 terrorist attack in India's Gurdaspur district carried the signature of ISIS -- suicide attacks against military targets of the "infidels." A group of jihadists entered a police station and, while shouting "'Allahu Akbar!" ["Allah is Greater!"], went on a killing spree.

Despite the all-out propaganda onslaught by ISIS, Indian authorities have apparently not yet grasped the true nature of the conflict between ISIS and India that is unfolding before their eyes. As ISIS raises an army among Indian Muslims and publicizes its apocalyptic goals for the Indian subcontinent, some in the Indian establishment still hope to lure the ISIS rank-and-file with government-funded welfare programs. Recently, talking to media, a senior Indian army commander cited "lack of [job] opportunities" and feelings of "alienation" as the main reasons for the rising influence of ISIS among Muslim youth. If only.

WATCH: Migrants Chant ‘Open the Border!’ and Storm Past Police in Calais

New footage shows migrants ripping down a security fence near the French port of Calais while chanting “Open the border!”. The desperate immigrants can also been seen overwhelming French police at Calais, who look helplessly on as they storm past them. Eventually police manage to stop some by spraying tear gas, but many will have still made it through.
For nearly a week now, the migrants, who are trying to smuggle themselves on board trucks bound for the UK, have been using force of number in an attempt to break through security at the Channel Tunnel.
At least 200 have succeeded in crossing into Britain, but nine have perished in the attempt

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Calais migrants getting £150 taxis to London after sneaking into Britain

 Migrants get into a truck in Calais and a taxi in London
Migrants who have smuggled themselves into Britain from Calais are being sent to London in £150 taxis billed to the taxpayer, it has been revealed.Cab drivers in Kent are being paid from the public purse to take migrants 70 miles away to temporary accommodation in the capital as local services are stretched to “breaking point”. Shockingly, fares of £150 are "not unusual”, according to Kent county council – with one taxi driver claiming his firm has been asked to make about eight of the journeys in the past week. Most of those taken by taxi are reportedly under 18, who are usually put into foster homes when arriving in Britain before claiming asylum. The number of youngsters seeking asylum who are in the care of Kent county council has surged from 368 in March to a staggering 629 at the end of last week A Kent county council spokesman told The Telegraph: "It has been necessary to transfer some by taxi, for which charges of up to £150 are not unusual, depending on distance. "We are trying to keep these costs to a minimum and have negotiated better rates by entering into contracts with some firms. We hope to recoup these costs from central government."A Government spokesman added: "We have already committed to discussing reimbursing reasonable additional costs, but this is a matter for the council.” Meanwhile, migrants who have smuggled themselves across the Channel are reportedly being housed in hotels at the taxpayer's expense. Hundreds of stowaways are receiving three cooked meals a day in hotels boasting gyms and spas – along with £35 a week in spending money. The Home Office pays private companies a staggering £150million to to find asylum seekers somewhere to stay. It is understood that Serco would normally find places for them in the community – but has turned to hotels after the surge of migrants entering Britain in recent months.The crisis is so severe that the country's six dedicated immigration centres are full, despite being built to house 1,200 people. Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke said: "It is outrageous that asylum seekers are being put up in hotel rooms at public expense. "It's this sort of soft touch that makes this country so attractive to migrants. The message should go out that they will be detained in disused military camps." A Serco spokesman insisted the use of hotels was a short-term measure and did not cost taxpayers any extra. She added: "We ensure that the asylum seekers always have full access to healthcare services during this time. "Our priority is at all times to make sure that they are safe and secure and are treated with dignity and respect."

Picture of the Week

This picture from the  invasion of Europe resembles more than any other the madness of  open border ‘policies’, the chaos described in ‘Camp of the Saints’, the Mohammedan proletariat that demands rights it cannot possibly demand, and the catastrophic  impact of multiculturalism. It also shows the idiocy of Gaia worship, depicted in the windmill in the background, bringing back memories of Don Quichotte.
That’s how they did it in the days of Muhammad:

ISIS in London: How Many More Times Can We Say ‘I Told You So’

 East London Mosque, ISIS in London?
by Raheem Kassam 

As you may be aware, I hold the august title of Islamophobe of the Year 2014, as dictated by a terrorist-friendly, Iranian-run think tank. I don’t know what happened to me over the 12 months afterwards, but apparently I wasn’t mean enough to the cyber-Islamists to warrant holding onto my crown.  But perhaps that will change next year, because what Islamists and terror-sympathisers really hate is when you’re right. Following today’s news that young jihadi brides have been radicalised and recruited at an East London Mosque, allegedly at the hands of those linked to the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE), Britain’s “Islamophobes” will once again be able to say with one voice, “We told you so.”
The Mail on Sunday reports:

Islamic leaders and some of their family members blamed the internet for grooming the four schoolgirls, who were all pupils at Bethnal Green Academy in Tower Hamlets, East London.

But now it is claimed that Sharmeena was first radicalised inside the East London Mosque, Whitechapel, allegedly by women from a group called Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE). She then allegedly groomed three friends to join her at the meetings. 
This is of course, the same IFE that so many of us hard warned about, specifically with regards East London, radicalisation, and the now terminated mayoralty in Tower Hamlets of Lutfur Rahman. Hats off particularly to Andrew Gilligan and Ted Jeory, who have been banging on about this for longer than most.
Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, led by Gilligan, even uncovered a transcript of a 2009 IFE recruitment course, which admitted: “Our goal is not simply to invite people and give da’wah [call to the faith]. Our goal is to create the True Believer, to then mobilise those believers into an organised force for change who will carry out da’wah, hisbah [enforcement of Islamic law] and jihad [struggle]. This will lead to social change and iqamatud-Deen [an Islamic social, economic and political order].”
It’s really very little surprise to some of us that IFE are therefore being implicated in the latest radicalisation revelations. This is a group that has prided itself on its takeover of swathes of East London, and that counts amongst its political successes, not just the election of Mr Rahman, but also that of George Galloway to Parliament in 2005.
The group’s spokesman, Azad Ali, is known for opposing democracy in favour of Sharia law, has praised the now deceased Al Qaeda preacher Anwar Al Awlaki, and endorsed the killing of British and American soldiers. Curiously, he worked at the heart of the civil service during the last Labour government.
But the rabbit hole goes deeper than that, and starts to incorporate some of our friends on the hard left. Because Ali is also the Vice Chairman of Unite Against Fascism, a group that masquerades as being pro free-speech, and human rights, but has one of the most blunt, ugly, and fascistic approaches to political campaigning of all the campaign groups in Britain today.
Its sister organisation, Hope not Hate, chases around right wing politicians, acting as a political party, and publishes spurious reports and demands for the British government to curtail freedom of speech.
But Unite Against Fascism’s allegiance with an Islamist sympathiser may help to explain how the terrorist murderer of a British soldier came to speak at one of their rallies in 2009.
And Ali, despite all this, still enjoys the support of numerous Labour MPs, as well as Conservative Party peer Baroness Warsi, who Prime Minister David Cameron put at the heart of government during the last government. Indeed the Prime Minister himself is a signatory to Unite Against Fascism’s founding documents.
So now what?
Well if the allegations, that IFE is an ‘ISIS in London’ recruiter, and against the East London Mosque hold up, there surely has to be cause to proscribe the group, disrupt its recruitment, and even demand full structural change of the mosque’s management and transparency. Either that, or given its history, shut it down altogether.

Intelligence Chief Defends Treason Charges Against Netzpolitik ‘Digital Rights’ Blog

by Sarkis Zeronian 

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief has been defending the halted treason charges which were controversially brought against Netzpolitik reporters. In what was seen as an attack on press freedom in the post-Snowden world Netzpolitik was to be investigated to ensure “the fight against extremism and terrorism” after publishing “classified” documents. In his interview with the German weekly Bild am Sonntag, domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maaßen (pictured above) defended the criminal charges against Netzpolitik reporters Andre Meister, Markus Beckedahl and an “unknown source”.
The charges relate to two articles in which they published quotes from a highly confidential parliamentary committee report on a new unit to collect mass data from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube . The “Extended Specialist Support Internet” unit, funded by a secret €2.75 million budget, was to have 75 dedicated operatives spying on online chats.
Deutsche Welle reports the president of Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) said that “to continue the fight against extremism and terrorism…it was necessary to guard against the publication of documents classified as confidential or secret.”
Embarrassingly for Maaßen the investigation into the Netzpolitik bloggers was halted by Federal Prosecutor Harald Range on Friday. He said his office will not initiate criminal prosecutions for now, “in view of the great good of freedom of the press and expression”. The justice ministry will instead investigate whether the material published was classified as secret in the first place.
Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper reports Range saying: “Until the expert opinion comes in, the investigations will be stopped.”
Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas has publicly expressed his doubt as to whether the leaked documents were a “state secret”, publication of which would endanger national security.
Fellow Netzpolitik writer, Anna Biselli stated on the website: “From the very beginning, the charges against our alleged source(s) were politically motivated and targeted to crush the necessary public debate about Internet surveillance post-Snowden. Whistleblowers in the public interest need protection, not prosecution for ‘treason.”
Meister and Beckedahl were officially informed of the controversial investigation on 24 July. The initial charges of “treason” were widely criticised by both the general public and the media. The journalists’ union DJV labelled it an attack on German press freedom.
The Local reports Meister warned the inquiry could be just the beginning of attempts to clamp down on leaking of security service documents. He alleged that the federal prosecutor was also considering an investigation against the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper on similar grounds.
Deutsche Welle reported yesterday that more than 2,000 protesters gathered in Berlin to demonstrate in support of the reporters. Marching under an umbrella banner “for fundamental rights and freedom of the press” individual placards carried such messages as “RIP democracy” and the snappy “Treason? Whoever reacts with such panic, surely has too much to hide!”
The protests put extra pressure on Federal Prosecutor Range. Describing the possible prosecutions as “just embarrassing” opposition parties such as the Social Democrats and Left Party called for his resignation.
France 24 reports this would be Germany’s first treason case against the media since the 1960s.
In 1962 Hamburg-based news weekly Der Spiegel published a report pointing to shortcomings in the German armed forces. The paper’s offices were raided by police and editors arrested, sparking street protests in their support. A court later ruled in Der Spiegel‘s favour and the defence minister stepped down in what was seen as a victory for democracy.
German lawyers have now demanded the abolition of the charge of treason for journalists.

Migrant wounded in German police shooting

A Guinean migrant who caused a brawl in a home for asylum seekers in Germany was shot and seriously wounded by police, local media reported.The 23-year-old man had attacked another asylum seeker with a knife, injuring him slightly, according to German news agency DPA, citing a police spokesman. A special police unit was sent to the scene to negotiate with the man who had barricaded himself on a floor of the building, where around 200 people were staying. But the man, armed with two knives, jumped through a window and tried to escape. Police fired tear gas at him then shot him six times, according to local newspaper the Kolner Express. DPA said the Guinean was seriously injured and taken to hospital, but is in a stable condition.

Every Muslim should have four wives and 80 children…

…all supported and financed by the generosity of social justice advocates who steal from the hard-working non-Muslim taxpayers of the West, the favorite destination for millions of illegal alien Muslim parasites and their oversized litters of dependents.

Councils Appeal For Financial Help For Child Migrants Dumped On Motorways Near Ports

by Donna Rachel Edmunds 

Migrant children dumped at the side of the road are causing a funding crisis for local councils financially responsible for the children until they turn 25. The Local Government Association has called on the government to cover the costs following a doubling in the number of children taken into care owing to the Calais crisis. Kent County Council has been particularly hard hit, as it is responsible for child migrants entering the country through the Channel Tunnel. Some of the older teenagers have been housed at a former old people’s home in Ashford, but the majority of children are being placed with foster carers, both through the council and private agencies, the Times has reported.
Compass Fostering, one such private agency, has reported a 500 per cent increase in the number of asylum seeking children it has dealt with in the last three months, compared with the same period last year. It had 140 referrals in July, mostly from Kent, London, West Sussex and the West Midlands – double the number recorded in May, and more than four times as many as it had in July last year.
Bernie Gibson, who runs Compass, said that children were often abandoned on motorways, “allowing drivers who may have smuggled the children into the country to avoid arrest”. She added: “Many children don’t speak English and clearly they are traumatised by what they have come from. It’s time to focus on the right of these children to a caring and loving home.”
The vast majority of the children were boys – only two were girls, and most were aged between 14 and 16, although the youngest was just 12. They were predominantly from Afghanistan, Syria, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Albania, Sudan, Iraq, Somalia, Vietnam and Morocco.
The Local Government Association has appealed to the government to reimburse councils, as once a child is in the system, the council who registered them is responsible for their full costs, including fostering, education including university fees, and housing, up until the age of 25 – even if the child moves to another region.
Cllr David Simmonds, Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “Councils are rallying together to help deal with the current emergency situation, but with around a third of migrants aged under 18, the LGA is calling on government to commit to reimburse the costs in full as the strain on already-stretched children’s services budgets risks becoming unsustainable.”
He said the situation for councils which cover major sea and airports is becoming “unsustainable”, as some councils have seen a doubling in the number of child migrants entering Britain.
He added: “In times of particularly high demand, councils work together to ensure that no young person is left with nowhere to go, but the current situation is placing unprecedented pressure on an already overburdened system.  With the well-publicised issues around the Channel Tunnel, both local and central government need to work together to identify long term solutions to ensure that local communities do not have to cope with all of the pressures caused by an international problem.”
Peter Oakford, Kent County Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the council has so far managed to place every child in its care, but that it is now struggling to cope.

WATCH: Massive Syrian-Afghan Brawl In Refugee Camp

Eight people were injured yesterday and riot police intervened to quell the crowd after an argument between residents of a refugee camp in the eastern German city of Dresden threatened to become a full blown battle.
EuropeOnline reports 14 police patrol cars and two lines of riot police ended the fight between about 50 Syrians and Afghans.
“Men and women went at each other with whatever they could grab, from a fencing stake to a bedframe,” a Dresden police spokesman said [see video below].
It remains unclear why the fight escalated between the two groups but afterwards approximately 80 police officers remained to stand guard at the tent city preventing rival groups from reigniting their fight.
The arrival of around 1,000 asylum seekers in the last week, mainly from North Africa, inflamed local anti-immigrant sentiment and set off violent protests in the city. Local police believe this culminated in the bombing of a car belonging to a local left-wing politician who had been working in support of refugees in Dresden.

Britain and France Appeal for Help with Migrant Crisis as Prime Minister Warns It will Last All Summer

Calais Migrants Attempt To Find A Way To Reach The UK
by Donna Rachel Edmunds 

The British and French governments have declared that the world is facing a “global migration crisis”. They have called countries from across Europe and Africa to assist in tackling the wave of migration currently washing across the continent. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that the mayhem in Calais is likely to last all summer. In a joint statement published by the British Telegraph newspaper and French Journal du Dimanche, the British Home Secretary Theresa May and her French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve said that African migrants wrongly think the streets of Europe are paved with gold.
“What we are currently facing is a global migration crisis,” they wrote. “This situation cannot be seen as an issue just for our two countries. It is a priority at both a European and international level. Many of those in Calais and attempting to cross the Channel have made their way there through Italy, Greece or other countries. That is why we are pushing other member states – and the whole of the EU – to address this problem at root.
“The nations of Europe will always provide protection for those genuinely fleeing conflict or persecution. However, we must break the link between crossing the Mediterranean and achieving settlement in Europe for economic reasons. Together, we are currently returning 200 migrants every month who have no right to asylum.”
The Home Office has announced a consultation on plans to reduce the weekly cash allowances of £36.95 paid to failed asylum seekers as a first step towards making Britain a less attractive destination. 14,000 illegal immigrants are currently receiving the payments. The consultation will be launched in the next few weeks. But figures show that the number of illegal migrants detained in Britain has soared by a fifth since the Calais crisis began.
In the long term, May and Cazeneuve said that the answer was to tackle the economic problems in Africa that prompt people to seek a better life in Europe. “We must help African countries to develop economic and social opportunities so that people want to stay. This means a better targeting of development aid and increased investment,” they wrote.
Calais has seen migrants storm the Eurotunnel for a fourth night in a row, with more than 1,000 migrants breaking through fence lines, held back by the French police. Last September Britain pledged £12 million to bolster security in Calais, plus a further £1.4 million for a secure lorry park.
Last week, £7 million more was added to provide increased security at the Channel Tunnel railhead at Coquelles. A second fence line at Coquelles is due to be completed at the end of this week.
But lorry drivers are having to wait on average for 18 hours to reach the tunnel on the British side, a delay which the Freight Transport Association has calculated is costing the British haulage industry £750,000 a day. The situation has been worsened by striking French ferry workers who are burning tyres on roads leading from the port, further holding up traffic.
James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive of the FTA said the situation was “unacceptable”, adding “This is the country’s GDP and export standing still in these horrendous queues caused by the situation in Calais.”
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has agreed that the situation is “unacceptable”, but warned: “This is going to be a difficult issue right across the summer. I will have a team of senior ministers who will be working to deal with it, and we rule nothing out in taking action to deal with this very serious problem.”
He added: “We are absolutely on it. We know it needs more work.”
It is now estimated that more than 5,000 migrants are currently camping out in Calais looking for a way to get into England. That figure is expected to increase to 10,000 by the end of August.

Now Calais migrants are given cash, hotel rooms and meals in Britain

 Calais migrants
Migrants who have smuggled themselves into the Britain from Calais are being housed in hotels at the taxpayer's expense, it has been revealed.Hundreds of stowaways are receiving three cooked meals a day in hotels boasting gyms and spas – along with £35 a week in spending money. They have been spotted smoking cigarettes and talking on mobile phones in the hotels by holidaying families. One migrant, identified only as Adam, was taken to a hotel in Lancashire after arriving in Britain stowed away in a lorry. Adam, from war-torn South Sudan, said: "The situation is really good here, much better than the situations we have been through.” He is now waiting to be given a lawyer so he can make a formal application to claim asylum in Britain.The Home Office pays private companies a staggering £150million to to find asylum seekers somewhere to stay. It is understood that Serco would normally find places for them in the community – but has turned to hotels after the surge of migrants entering Britain in recent months. The crisis is so severe that the country's six dedicated immigration centres are full, despite being built to house 1,200 people. Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke said: "It is outrageous that asylum seekers are being put up in hotel rooms at public expense. "It's this sort of soft touch that makes this country so attractive to migrants. The message should go out that they will be detained in disused military camps." A Serco spokesman insisted the use of hotels was a short-term measure and did not cost taxpayers any extra. She added: "We ensure that the asylum seekers always have full access to healthcare services during this time. "Our priority is at all times to make sure that they are safe and secure and are treated with dignity and respect." A Home Office spokesman told the Mail on Sunday: "Decisions on the use of hotel accommodation, including which premises are used, are made by individual contractors. "We have made clear to our providers that the use of hotels is only ever acceptable as a short-term contingency measure. "We are taking steps with providers to ensure that this is the case."

The World Feels Vindicated if Jews Harm Arab Children

by Giulio Meotti 

At the time this writing is penned, the Israeli army has not yet caught those who set fire to a house resulting in the death of a Palestinian Arab child. But the world, in a spiritual and moral liberation, was likely relieved by hearing that Jews might have burned an Arab child. 
Israeli ministers, from Likud's Erdan to leftist Herzog, immediately ran to the press to evoke the Holocaust. The New York Times had the story for hours as breaking news. The European Union and the United Nations all condemned the "settler violence", targeting, without proof, the one tenth of the Israeli population that lives beyond the Green Line.
The Israeli media, oh, they displayed a moral urgency and compassion we have never seen or heard when Jewish babies were slaughtered in Hevron, Gush Katif or Elon Moreh. Never. And believe me, I read thousands of reports and commentaries about the Second Intifada.
Haaretz, whose owner judged the Japanese Tsunami as more important than the Fogel's massacre, has been preaching since Thursday about Israeli sins.
Do you rememeber the Mohammed al Dura lie? It has become table conversation in Europe's parliaments and in the upper chattering classes. But nobody in the West knows the story of the Fogel's from Itamar, of the father, mother and three babies slaughtered one Friday night. It was not a "price tag", but a jihad. 
No, I'm sorry to say to my Israeli friends, don't expect any truth: those slain by Arab terror are the victims of Israel's "domination of a foreign country".
Not far from where an Arab child was killed last week, Arab terrorists killed a Jewish girl, Tirza Porat, while she was on a hike. She was the first Israeli civilian to die in the first Intifada. The Western press and many Israeli journalists blamed her for not staying away “from restive Palestinian villages”. Not a word of condemnation of Arab leaders for encouraging 5-year-olds to join mobs throwing stones and Molotov cocktails, but they condemned Tirza for being victimized. Nobody remembers her name. 
Last week in Samaria, the Israeli mainstream and Western public opinion felt better blaming the Jews for brutalizing Palestinian Arab children and in reading that Jews might have caused the death of a "Palestinian child". It serves to equate the deed with the memory of the Holocaust and the lessons Israel didn't learn from it.
The killers of the Arab child will be caught and sentenced. Israeli society, the Jews of Judea and Samaria, are sane and mature. It is the world, and the Israeli élite, who are insane. 

Overcrowded Asylum Centres See 2015 Increase In Threats And Violence

by Sarkis Zeronian 

To date in 2015 the  Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has recorded almost as many reports of threats and violence in asylum accommodation in Sweden as for all of 2014. Incidents reported are not limited to threats and violence against other people alone, but also to vandalism, arson and even attempted suicide. Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports so far this year, about 35,000 people applied for asylum in Sweden and a record number, 82,000 people are now enrolled with the Migration Board. The vast majority have fled the civil war in Syria but other countries featuring strongly in the immigration statistics are Somalia, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Iraq.
This has led to overcrowding in immigration housing. In late July, 16,000 asylum seekers were registered in temporary holding places around Sweden. Intended to serve as a short-term solution, most residents have lived there more than half a year. Between four and ten people are forced to share rooms, often arriving as complete strangers from different parts of the world, many unable to speak with each other.
So far in 2015 Swedish Migration Board staff have recorded 804 incident reports, compared with 948 during the whole 2014. Previous years to that saw the figure holding stable at around 500 per annum.
516 incidents occurred in accommodation where asylum seekers are forced to share rooms with people of different nationalities. Other incidents happen at meetings with Migration Board personnel. Monica Karum Bergvall of the Swedish Migration Board told the newspaper there will be more unreported incidents as they cannot police accommodation around the clock, especially in the larger centres.
Bergvall puts some of the volatility down to the delays in the system. Back in 2012 the average waiting time for an asylum application to be processed was three to four months – today it takes on average more than seven months and the Migration Board has already told the government that is likely to go up to ten months.
When the length of time is coupled with a refusal to accept the application the reaction from the asylum seekers can be violent. In most cases this is verbal but examples such as a staff member being sprayed with lighter fuel have been recorded.
Solvig Ekblad, professor of multicultural health services research at the Karolinska Institute, told the newspaper many asylum-seekers experience powerlessness during the process. The absence of structure and activity during the day also feeds stress and in the end it is predictable many react badly.
Ekblad warns that given the overcrowding in much refugee accommodation she is surprised worse things have not happened.

Jihad on Non-Muslim Places of Worship in Turkey

by Uzay Bulut
  • "Peaceful coexistence," it seems, is a concept truly foreign to Islamic supremacists. Many pious Muslims seem to think that if Islam is the only true religion, why should one need the immoral, untrue religions or philosophies that lead people astray?
  • Turkey also has an Alevi community, estimated in the tens of millions, but the number is only approximate. Alevis in Turkey (and Catholics, Protestants and others) are legally "non-existent." And as you cannot conduct a census on a group of people who are legally "non-existent," you just count them as "Sunni Muslims."
  • "As far as the legislation is concerned, worshipping in a building that does not have legal status or calling a building a cem house, church or similar may lead to prosecution." -- Mine Yildirim.
  • One hears that "Islam is a religion of peace." But what many Westerners fail to understand is that this "peace" takes place only after everyone has converted to Islam. No other ideology has enjoyed the luxury of being praised as the "religion of peace" while providing exactly the opposite.
Once upon a time, Asia Minor, now called Turkey, as well as the rest of the Middle East, was for centuries a real cradle of civilization, where many different religions and cultures flourished. But today these tiny, dwindling communities are not able to enjoy any freedom of religion or conscience.
"Peaceful coexistence," it seems, is a concept truly foreign to Islamic supremacists. It is this missing concept that keeps them in dark ages. They might still go to shopping malls, or use mobile phones, computers and other technological devices, but their minds and souls are trapped in dark ages. Ironically, most of the high technology and science they utilize was invented by the people whose places of worship they like to destroy.
Why is there not a single Islamic country that operates in harmonious co-existence with everyone instead of domination of everyone? And why is it that in most majority-Muslim countries, non-Muslims suffer from persecution or discrimination? Why are they not recognized as equal citizens with equal rights?
"The Latin Catholic community is not able to prove its ownership of churches it has possessed for hundreds of years due to lack of legal recognition of its existence," according to the scholar Mine Yildirim. "This results in a continuing loss of property. ... Since it has no legal personality at all in addition to not being able to own property, the community cannot go to court when it loses ownership of property on account of this very lack of a legal personality."
Yildirim, after including Protestants and Jehovah's Witnesses in the same problem, notes that, "The Syrian Orthodox community, which has grown in recent years due to migration from South-East Turkey, has been waiting for over three years for a decision on its application to open a second church in Istanbul. ... The importance of having a legally-recognised place of worship cannot be underestimated given the widespread intolerance in Turkish society towards other religions. ... As far as the legislation is concerned, worshipping in a building that does not have legal status or calling a building a cem house, church or similar may lead to prosecution."[1]
Social intolerance and even physical attacks can also cause a non-Muslim place of worship to be closed down. In the own of Inegol, for instance, a church and synagogue in a shopping mall which opened on May 10 were closed down about two weeks later due to "pressure."
The founding president of the shopping mall, Haluk Ozbek, stated: "As we feel the well-deserved pride of introducing such a big project with international identity to our Inegol, we have been exposed to ugly and meaningless attacks that we do not deserve at all by some groups, because there were also foreign places of worship in our shopping mall project as well as a mosque," according to the Cihan News Agency.
Ozbek said that since the mall has been exposed to physical attacks, as well as to attacks in the media, "they have decided to halt their decision regarding the foreign places of worship for now."
On June 10, Muhammed S. aged 25, shouting "We have finished with Christianity and Judaism... Allahu Akbar!," set fire to the entrance of the largest Greek Orthodox Church on the Asian shore of Istanbul, the Hagia Triada Church.
"The suspect said that he had seen 'Prophet Jesus' in his dream," Kostandin Kiracopulos, a representative of the Association of Greek Foundations, with which the church is affiliated, told reporters. The government-run Anatolian Agency reported that the man had been undergoing a treatment at a hospital for mental disorders.
This church was "lucky" -- it was not razed to the ground. Many historic churches in Turkey were. One, in Bodrum, the Hagia Nicholas Church, had been named in honor of Saint Nicholas, a historic 4th-century Christian saint who was born in Myra, a town situated in present day Turkey. In 1923, after many Greeks of Asia Minor were forcibly driven out of their homes during the forcible population exchange between Turkey and Greece, the Hagia Nicholas Church no longer had a congregation. So, it began to be used as a cinema, and then as a sponge storehouse. Then, in 1969, the authorities decided to tear down the church. First, they tried to destroy it with digging tools, but the building was so solid it would not fall. So they blew it up it with dynamite.
The Hagia Triada Church in Istanbul, pictured here in 2009, was recently set aflame by an arsonist. (Image source: Darwinek/Wikimedia Commons)
Other churches in Asia Minor, after the 1915 slaughter of the Armenians, were also dynamited or bombarded with cannons, according to the Human Rights Association of Turkey.
In September 1955, the Turkish government orchestrated a systematic attack that included the destruction of the majority of the churches, monasteries and cemeteries of Istanbul's Greek community.
Such attacks have led to the destruction of the Christian culture in the region. Unfortunately, this seemingly old tradition in Turkey is still in full swing. In April 2015, in the province of Mardin, which until the 1914-1925 slaughter of Assyrians had been an important center for Assyrian Christians, the Association of Assyrian Unity was abolished because the concept "co-presidency" in its charter -- a term also used by Kurdish organizations -- as well as the word "unity" in its name "are against the law." The head of the Assyrian Association, Yuhanna Aktas, said that its members will object to the decision, but if nothing changes, they will take the case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Now that there is only a tiny Christian community left in Turkey, its Islamic authorities do not often resort to their usual aggressive methods. Instead, many of the surviving churches have been used for various insulting purposes other than as places of worship, but this practice only makes the persecution of churches more invisible.
A historic church, for instance, which before 1915 had been in a majority-Armenian village of Germus, is now used as a stable. The church had been restored by Armenians just 11 years ago.
A detailed report in 2014, by the Association of Protestant Churches in Turkey, revealed hate crimes and violations of the Christians' right to build and maintain places of worship, to share their faith, and other forms of discrimination to which they were exposed. The report is filled with stories of violence or threats of violence that churches or church members experienced in Turkey in 2014 alone. In many cities across Turkey, churches, Christian community leaders or church members have been continually subjected to threats, harassment or psychical attacks.
The Protestant church in the province of Antep was sealed because "it was an illegal workplace." In Mardin, another church was apparently infiltrated by two police officers for years. The result was the deportation of some of the church members. In the Uskudar district of Istanbul, members of the Protestant community were made to leave their church and told they would be given a new place of worship. They are still waiting for it. In the Bahcelievler district in Istanbul, the Presbyterian Grace Church was threatened on social media with attacks. Police could not find the source of the threats. In the province of Kayseri, some people threatened and tried to kidnap a Christian university student. When he sought help, nothing was done, so he had to drop out of school.
Turkey also has an Alevi community, estimated in the tens of millions, but the number is only approximate. Alevis in Turkey are also legally "non-existent." And as you cannot conduct a census on a group of people who are legally "non-existent," you just count them as "Sunni Muslims."
Cem houses, the places of worship of the Alevis in Turkey, are also victims of Islamist supremacy. They have never been recognized as places of worship, either during Ottoman rule or under the Turkish Republic.
According to a parliamentary report in 2013, there are 82,693 mosques in Turkey, whereas there are only 937 cem houses. And more than half the provinces in Turkey do not have a single cem house.
As public policy expert John C. Sawhill is alleged to have said, "A society is defined not only by what it creates, but also by what it refuses to destroy."
Sadly, the Islamist supremacists do not seem to be capable of respecting people of other faiths or with no faith. Many pious Muslims seem to think that if Islam is the only true religion, why should one need the immoral, untrue religions or philosophies that lead people astray?
They also, as one can see, try to invalidate or destroy religions that came into the world hundreds or thousands of years before theirs -- even if these religions do not disrespect or try forcibly to convert anyone. To them, non-Muslims are kafirs -- what Islamic scriptures call the unbelievers.
"The language of Islam is dualistic," notes Bill Warner, the director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam. "Humanity is not seen as one body, but is divided into whether the person believes Mohammed is the prophet of Allah or not." And according to the Quran, a Muslim is not the friend of a kafir (3:28).
The Koran defines the kafir as: hated (40:35), mocked (83:34), punished (25:77), beheaded (47:4), confused (6:25), plotted against (86:15), terrorized ( 8:12), annihilated (6:45), killed (4:91), crucified (5:33), made war on (9:29), ignorant (6:111), evil (23:97), disgraced (37:18), unclean (9:28), and cursed (33:60).
"Only the word 'kafir,'" according to Warner, "shows the common political treatment of Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, animist, atheist and humanist."
As Muslim jihadist armies, as well as many Muslim civilians, continue to destroy or attack the places of worship and other cultural or religious values of people of other faiths, they create their own legacy. With each church, synagogue, cem house, Buddhist temple or other non-Muslim place of worship they destroy, attack or ban, they destroy their own identity, value and worth.
Is this the legacy that they wish to be remembered with throughout generations? Apparently, it is.
At the same time, one hears claims that "Islam is a religion of peace." But what many Westerners fail to understand is that this peace takes place only after everyone has converted to Islam.
When future descendents of today's Muslims understand that, and look back at what their ancestors have done, they may well not see a past or heritage to be proud of.
Why is it so dangerous -- all around the world -- to criticize the Islamic ideology?
No other ideology has enjoyed the luxury of being praised as the "religion of peace" while providing exactly the opposite.

 [1] "Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey," by Ozgur Heval Cinar and Mine Yildirim, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

Der Spiegel: Plans For Euro-Zone Tax Take Shape

From Der Spiegel:

After the Greek bailout disaster, Paris, Berlin and Brussels want to reform the euro zone by creating an economic government and a special tax for the currency area. German Finance Minister Schäuble is in favor, but Chancellor Merkel is skeptical.
History has shown that when a government wants to solidify its power, it has to turn its subjects into taxpayers. The Roman Empire demanded high tribute payments from every tribe it had newly conquered. And the United States developed from a commonwealth to a federal state when, in the 18th century, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton achieved uniform duties and taxes for the entire union, initially on whisky, because it was so lucrative.
Politicians in the euro zone are now seeking to emulate the historic model from the early years of the United States. The unnerving bargaining over the latest Greece bailout program has led the leaders of the monetary union to conclude that the euro zone has to become more tightly joined together politically.
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi [pictured above] wants stricter rules for the banking union. French President François Hollande is calling for a separate economic government for the monetary union. And in Brussels and Berlin alike, financial experts are devising plans to provide the Euro Group with the same tool that has proven to be so successful throughout history: its own tax.
If the plans were implemented, it would constitute the breaking of a taboo for the Continent…
Read the rest here.


Saturday, August 01, 2015

We'll LET all the migrants through: France threatens to punish UK over Calais insults

 Migrants running

CALAIS officials have threatened to open the borders and "let the migrants through" as the refugee crisis reached boiling point.Britain was accused of being deliberatly "provocative" towards the French, who mocked Prime Minister David Cameron's efforts to keep migrants from reaching the UK. Refugees in Calais also sneered at proposed increased security measures, with one declaring: "Let them build fences 1,000 ft high, let them bring over 1,000 dogs, we'll still come. There will always be another way in." Friday night saw a raft of further efforts to breach security at the Eurotunnel. There have been more than 4,000 attempts since the start of the week with at least 150 migrants reaching Britain. As tempers rose, the French yesterday accused the British of 'outrageous provocation' - and threatened to end all security and passport checks in the port. Responding to suggestions that British troops should be deployed, Emmanuel Agius, the deputy mayor of Calais, said: "If it continues like that, with such outrageous provocation, I believe that at a given moment, we ourselves are going to be provocative, and we will say 'let the migrants through', and Mr Cameron will have to deal with it. "They will be on his territory, in the port of Dover. He poses as the savior of the situation, on a subject he is greatly mistaken about, just as he is mistaken about the men and women of Calais." The camp where 3,000 migrants are living has sprung up underneath a motorway flyover in the French port town. Piles of rotting food, discarded drinks cans and bin bags full of rubbish lie discarded between tents and makeshift shelters housing as many as 11 people each.Dr Jean Francois Patry, of Medecins du monde, and a small team of medics provide clinics at the camp between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. He said: "It's a desperate situation really because the more people who come here the more overcrowded it becomes and of course the dirtier it becomes. "Conditions here are awful, there are piles of litter festering on the roads with people living just feet away. "Over the last three weeks we have seen a significant rise in scabies and fleas because of such unsanitary conditions and it's only going to get worse. Since the start of the year, the migrant camp has grown from a small collection of tents to a fully functioning town with shops selling food, sanitary supplies and water to a church, mosque and even a school. Afghan Shirgul Ahmadza, 25, has been living in the camp for the last 22 days but dreams of making it to the UK to live for a second time. He entered the country illegally on the back of a lorry in 2007 as a 17-year-old and lived for four years, working as a builder in Bristol, Birmingham and Derby before being deported in 2011. However he is so determined to return that he has travelled several thousand miles from Afghanistan through Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Italy and finally to France. He said: "There is nothing here for me in Calais, look at how we live, and in Afghanistan my town has been taken over by the Taliban, it isn't safe. "I have been travelling for more than a year and a half and my goal is to reach Britain. "It's a country that I know well because I was there between 2007 and 2011 when I got deported. "The people are friendly and I can get work there, I'm a good builder and want to work on construction sites again like I did before." As night fell last night, a procession of about 100 migrants lined the road leading to the Channel tunnel. They are becoming increasingly desperate to reach Britain before more fencing and tighter security is installed along the rail tracks. The migrants shrugged off David Cameron's warnings of extra security yesterday. Afghan Ahmadi Mahmoodjan said: "It doesn't put me off at all, I've tried many times to reach England and will continue to do so until I'm there. "Let them build fences 1000 ft high, let them being over 1000 dogs, we'll still come. "There will always be another way in. Debora Tadem, 27, whose family paid for her to be trafficked into Europe from Eritrea, crossed the Sahara into Libya. She said she was determined to reach the UK, saying: "England offers the fish, we will take the fish." Last night, a UKIP MEP told how he had travelled to Calais himself, and declared security around the Eurotunnel Terminal "a joke" after scaling a 10-feet fence intended to stop migrants. Mike Hookem, Ukip's defence spokesman and MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, also uncovered five gaping breaches which had remained unfixed for two days. "We spotted at least five major security breaches and we saw migrants pouring through. Some were carrying wire cutters," he said. "And it's not just holes. I'm 61 and I climbed over the fence. At 61 years of age, I could have been through that tunnel. These lads are in their early twenties, they're a lot fitter than me. That fence is not going to stop them. "They are determined to get across, no matter what it takes. "One of them boasted: Calais belongs to us. They will not be stopped." Meanwhile, Interim Labour Leader Harriet Harman accused Mr Cameron of mishandling the situation. In a letter she said: "Over the last few days, your approach has been devoid of any serious solution to the crisis. You have failed to initiate any diplomatic pressure on the French Government to assess asylum claims and make sure proper immigration procedures are followed." Calling for compensation to be paid to Britons affected by the chaos at Calais she told Mr Cameron: " Your discussions with the French Government should include a request for compensation backed up by any diplomatic pressure that may become necessary. Compensation should cover all losses." Her letter came as the Home Office announced it is looking at ways of withdrawing benefits from thousands of failed asylum seekers "to send out a very clear message . . . that Britain is not a soft touch on asylum".

Anti-Semitic abuses in Berlin mar Maccabi games

Police authorities said on Friday that two youths accosted six Jewish men with anti-Semitic insults and tossed an object at one of the men. The suspects fled and are being sought based on attempted assault and hate crimes. The alleged attack took place in the Berlin district Neukölln, a neighborhood with a large Muslim population. The paper Die Welt reported on Saturday that the police arrested “a man with an Arab background” for launching anti-Semitic insults at two security workers at the Hotel Estrel, where 2,000 people and athletes associated with the Maccabi games are being lodged. The hotel is mere 900 meters from the Al-Nur Mosque, a hotbed of radical Islam.

The head of the German umbrella organization for the Maccabi association , Alon Meyer, warned Jewish athletes from traveling in large groups through Neukölln and wearing items such as a Star of David or kippa that allows recognition of Judaism. According to a catalog presented to the athletes, which contains rules of conduct, they should not make themselves recognizable in “sensitive areas of Berlin “as Jews and it is preferable that they not wear kippas and should travel with a taxi.

Neo-Nazis threatened Jewish athletes on their web platforms. Critics charge a left-wing journalist Silke Burmester, who writes for die Taz, die Zeit and a journalism trade magazine Medium Magazin with stoking anti-Semitism. In response to the neo-Nazi threats, she wrote on Twitter “what are Jewish sports festivals” and “have the Jews had their own Olympic games since 36?” Her reference to 1936 was the year Nazi Germany held the Olympic games and German Jews were banned from participating.

Alex Feuerherdt, a German journalist who writes extensively on modern anti-Semitism, told the Jerusalem Post on Saturday “naturally it is anti-Semitic what Burmester said because it is not a scandal for her that neo-Nazis attack Jewish athletes but rather that the Jews have their own sport festival.”

Feuerherdt, one of the leading experts on anti-Semitism in Germany’s sport culture, added that “Jews formed the event [Maccabi] because of anti-Semitism and Burmester wants Jews to integrate and not have their own sport's event. She obviously has a problem with Jewish self-confidence and sovereignty and her comments are double standards." In a second tweet, Burmester worsened her anti-Semitism, according to Feuerherdt, writing “I understand if not everybody finds all of my tweets to ‘Jewish sport” as successful. I would rather have a world beyond classification.”

She also compared Jews to the Nazi imagery, writing "The Jewish Sport has again arrived in Berlin…What should that be? swastika-throw?.”

The Jewish website Heeb lampooned and criticized Burmester’s allegedly anti-Jewish tweets: “So there you have it: some Germans are so over antisemitism they’re over the existence of Jews.” The article by Fabian Wollf entitled “Jews Do Sports, Germans Weirded Out.” Added” And Jews expressing their Jewish identity beyond religion will often hear they should get over it and not harp on differences.”

Last year in Berlin, there were, according to the authorities, 192 criminal acts of anti-Semitism in Berlin.. The American Jewish Committee Berlin office told the Post there were additional 15 acts of violence and 70 incidents of anti-Semitic outbreaks.

Historic Jewish Maccabi Games in Germany Marred by Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Anti-Semitic slogans were found scrawled on a section of the former Berlin Wall as the city hosts thousands of Jewish athletes taking part in the Maccabi Games, German police said Saturday.
The hate speech was written on the city's iconic East Side Gallery on a mural that depicted a painting of the Israeli flag superimposed over a German flag.
Police said the incident is being investigated and that the mural has been temporarily covered until the graffiti can be removed.
No details were given on the slogans, which were discovered on Friday.
The East Side Gallery, the longest standing section of the Berlin Wall, is considered the world's largest outdoor gallery and a popular tourist attraction.
The monument features more than 100 original mural paintings by artists from all over the world, who came to leave their mark along the city's Spree river after the collapse of communist East Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.
The painter of "Vaterland" and one of the gallery's original designers, Guenther Schaefer, told DPA he would paint over the hate speech on Saturday after assessing the extent of the damage.
Berlin stepped up security in the city after more than 2,000 athletes arrived for the Tuesday opening of the Maccabi Games, a Jewish sporting event first held in 1932 in response to the exclusion of Jewish athletes from sporting clubs in Europe.
Berlin's hosting of the event in the Nazi-era Olympic Park marks the first time the games are being held in Germany after the Holocaust in which some 6 million Jews died.
A group of Jewish teenagers wearing skullcaps were harassed with anti-Semitic remarks in the German capital on Friday, police said.

"This Caliphate Will Take Over the Entire World and Behead Every Last Person that Rebels against Allah"

by Daniel Greenfield 

The Un-Islamic JayVee team that Obama is trying to fight has a big plan. Behead all non-Muslims. Rule the world.
The undated document, titled “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet,” seeks to unite dozens of factions of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.  It includes a never-before-seen history of the Islamic State, details chilling future battle plans, urges al-Qaeda to join the group and says the Islamic State's leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world’s 1 billion Muslims under a religious empire called a “caliphate.”
“Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah," it proclaims. "This is the bitter truth, swallow it.”
Unlike al-Qaeda, which has targeted terror attacks on the United States and other western nations, the document said Islamic State leaders believe that’s the wrong strategic goal. “Instead of wasting energy in a direct confrontation with the U.S., we should focus on an armed uprising in the Arab world for the establishment of the caliphate,” the document said.
First the Muslim world. Then the world. It's a straightforward strategy, one that Osama bin Laden flirted with but never truly committed to. Though he celebrated the Arab Spring, ISIS would reap its rewards.
Retired Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who also reviewed the document, said it “represents the Islamic State’s campaign plan and is something, as an intelligence officer, I would not only want to capture, but fully exploit. It lays out their intent, their goals and objectives, a red flag to which we must pay attention.”
The failure to target the radical Islamic ideas behind the group has given its fighters the opportunity to spread, Flynn said. “If I were in their shoes, I would say,'We are winning, we are achieving our objectives,'” Flynn said. “They have demonstrated an incredible level of resiliency and they will not be defeated by military means alone.”
We have yet to try defeating them by military means.

Britain ‘Facing Food Shortages’ Thanks to Calais Migrant Crisis

Pic: google

by Nick Hallett 

Britain could face food shortages this summer thanks to the growing migrant crisis in Calais, hauliers have warned. Freight trucks have already faced severe delays, with queues now five miles longer than the Channel Tunnel itself, as they try to cross into Europe. Now haulage firms say the delays could cause shortages of key supplies, thus causing food prices to shoot up.
The Daily Mail reports that some truck drivers have been stuck in their cabs for days, requiring emergency food and water supplies as well as chemical toilets. At its peak, the queue reached 36 miles and barely moved 500 yards in two days. It is now expected to reduce in length over the weekend, but many drivers will still be stranded for the next few days.
Jack Semple, director of policy at the Road Haulage Association, said: “It is really disrupting supplies. You can no longer guarantee supplies will be delivered on time.
“Companies importing produce, but also components, are switching to air freight which is more expensive. This will also push up prices.”
It is not just delays that could lead to shortages. Migrants clambering aboard trucks carrying food are contamination supplies, sometimes even urinating on them. All contaminated supplies have to be destroyed.
Semple added: “We estimate that the crisis is already costing around £1billion a year in terms of lost produce. Costs are rising rapidly.
“It is inevitable that these rising costs will feed through to the shops sooner or later in the form of higher prices. The migrants are targeting the lorries and clambering on board. But once you get contamination, the whole load is written off.
“That might be worth around £30,000 per load but it could be much more. Nothing can be salvaged as the shops and supermarkets rightly won’t risk it on hygiene grounds.”
Delays also mean that some produce is past its “best before” date before it even reaches the shops, with who truck loads of goods having to be dumped upon arrival in Britain.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced yesterday that the government would be sending extra fencing and sniffer dogs to help with the crisis, a decision widely mocked as too little too late.
Road Haulage Association chief executive Richard Burnett said: “The measures aren’t enough, they are just sticking plasters in terms of trying to resolve this problem.
“Until we actually contain the situation in Calais with the migrants, this situation is a crisis and it’s out of control.”

Report: Osama Bin Laden Family Members Die in Private Jet Crash (VIDEO)

Two of the passengers on the private plane which crashed Friday were reportedly members of Osama bin Laden’s family. The Daily Mail reported that the tail number of the plane was first registered by Bin Laden’s father Mohammed, and currently, “the £7 million Embraer Phenom 300 was owned by Salem Aviation in Jeddah, which is controlled by” the Bin Laden family.
The Daily Express writes that two of the dead passengers on the plane were Bin Laden’s mother and stepsister.
Four people are feared dead after a private jet crash at a car dealership. The plane was apparently trying to land at an airport in southern England on Friday.
Blackbushe Airport said in a statement that the Embraer Phenom 300 jet crashed near the end of the runway while trying to land at 3:09 p.m. (1409GMT).
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the airfield, used by private planes, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of London.
A British Car Auctions sales center is located at the airport. Andrew Thomas, who was at the center, told the BBC that “the plane nosedived into the cars and exploded on impact.” He said he saw the plane and several cars in flames.
Aerial images showed burned debris lying in a parking lot full of cars.

Hope Not Hate and the Coming English Civil War

By Paul Austin Murphy 

Hope Not Hate has just published a report ('The Muhammed Cartoons') on a forthcoming cartoon exhibition that will feature the prophet Muhammed. It has also featured this exhibition in a recent website piece.
The exhibition itself is scheduled for the 18th of September and it will take place in London.
This is the main claim of the piece:
“Our report... reveals that while some people are supporting the exhibition out of a strong belief for free speech, others are hoping for a violent reaction from British Muslims in order to prove the incompatibility of Islam in the West.”
You can assume that the stated main worry (as opposed to the real one of being against the criticism of Muhammed) is that counter-jihadists “are hoping for a violent reaction from British Muslims”. As ever, if Muslims do react violently, non-Muslims will be blamed. (Nick Lowles once blamed Charlie Hebdo for the Islamic violence against it which happened before the recent killings.)
So let's be absolutely clear here: Hope Not Hate wants to ban the exhibition. Nonetheless, Nick Lowles does say that “if the exhibition goes ahead” then his organisation will do X and Y. Though if Hope Not Hate has its way, it will be banned. (My bet is that it will be banned.)
What else would Hope Not Hate ban if it had the political power to do so?  After all, the banning of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from the UK was a direct response to Hope Not Hate activism. (Here is Hope Not Hate itself claiming victory!)
Hope Not Hate's Position
Nick Lowles's position is ridiculous anyway. If acted upon, it would render almost all demonstrations, acts, groups, parties, etc. illegal simply because some of the people involved in them may be planning illegal acts elsewhere and at other times.
So let's bring this argument closer to home.
There will be many Hope Not Hate and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) supporters -- and indeed leaders  -- who believe in violent revolution; that 'bankers', 'Tories', etc. should be strung up; and that “racists” and “fascists” should be imprisoned for what they believe, not for what they do. Many supporters of Hope Not Hate and UAF will have also indulged in violent political acts. Indeed, although Hope Not Hate is less violent than UAF, the violence of Hope Not Hate supporters is well documented (as can be seen on the Nope, Not Hope website).
Thus, by his own reasoning, Hope Not Hate exhibitions, demos, or activities should also be banned. Indeed since Hope Not Hate has called for the banning of political parties, groups, and individuals (as well being the main force behind the omnipresent Leftist “no platform” policy), it can be said that Hope Not Hate itself should be banned because of its communist or totalitarian inclinations.
“We believe in free speech... but...”
Nick Lowles rather ridiculously says that Hope Not Hate's 
“opposition to the cartoon exhibition is not an attempt to curtail free speech....”
…You can hear it coming, can't you?... “but”! Yes, Nick Lowles continues by saying “but to prevent a clear incitement to violence” the exhibition should be banned.
In any case, it all depends on what Lowles takes the words “incitement to violence” to actually mean. To him and to other socialists/”progressives”, many varied things will be seen as incitements to violence: critical remarks about Islam, Muhammed, or the Koran; critical remarks about immigration; EDL demos; and so on. Indeed, the very existence of patriotic parties and groups will be deemed as incitements to violence by Lowles and Hope Not Hate. And that's one of the reasons why Lowles's socialism or communism always leads to totalitarianism.
You can also see how Nick Lowles uses the old trick of “guilt by association”. He connects Anne Marie Waters (of Sharia Watch), for example, with all sorts of bogeymen. Nonetheless, the majority of these bogeymen have never carried out a terrorist attack; never condoned terrorist attacks; don't believe in violent revolution; and are committed to democracy and free speech. Their only real sin, then, is to criticise Islam. And because many followers of Islam have brown skin, that is indeed a sin to Hope Not Hate. After all, as many people know, Hope Not Hate is a racist organisation that has different moral and political standards for people of different colours.
The other strange thing is that just after mentioning Tommy Robinson and Anne Marie Waters, Lowles writes that counter-jihadists “make little or no distinctions between moderate or hardline followers of the religion”. Yet Tommy Robinson and Anne Marie Waters have made precisely that distinction. What happened to them? They were heavily and violently criticised by both Leftists and the Muslim community for doing so!
That must mean that if you make a distinction between hardline and non-hardline Muslims, you lose. And if you don't make such a distinction, you also lose.
Despite all that, some counter-jihadists do believe it's possible for some “Muslims and non-Muslims to get along peacefully” (to use Nick Lowles's words). Nonetheless, it's suicidal to place all our eggs in that basket. Because there are far too few Muslims who can be classed as moderate or reformist (discounting nominal or tribal/family Muslims), it would be madness to do so. Indeed look around the world to see which kind of Muslim is gaining the upper hand at present.
Perhaps there are more seemingly moderate Muslims in the UK simply because Muslims are currently a minority. But what's going to happen once the Muslim population increases? As it is, Muslims on the whole are far more radical and extreme than they were twenty or even ten years ago.
Nick Lowles's touchy-feely stuff (which is insincere anyway) about “Muslims and non-Muslims getting along peacefully together” isn't going to become a self-fulfilling prophesy any time soon.
Civil War?
The fact is that a civil war is very likely to occur in the UK whether or not there are any counter-jihadists or “far-rightists” egging it on. How do I know that? Well, Muslims have already caused civil conflicts in the UK dating back to 1989 and most notably in 1996 and 2001. (E.g., riots in Dewsbury, Bradford, Oldham, Burnley, Birmingham, London, etc.) There have also been Muslim riots in Paris, Oslo, Malmö, Marseilles, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Gothenburg, Stockholm, the Hague, Dijon, Tours, Orleans, Nantes, Grenoble, Toulouse, and so on. And then there were the Islamic terror attacks in Europe: in Madrid (2004), Paris (1995, 1996), London (2005), Copenhagen (2015), Brussels (2014), Toulouse (2012), Montauban (2012), Frankfurt (2011), Stockholm (2010), and so on.
Now we can think globally and see what happens when Muslims live next to non-Muslims in the Philippines, southern Thailand, Burma, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Indonesia, Armenia, Albania, Chechnya, the Sudan, Libya, Nigeria, and so on. The list, basically, includes every country in which Muslims live next to non-Muslims. In virtually all cases, there is violence -- often mass violence.
Civil war in the UK (rather than civil conflict) will be entirely dependent on Muslim demographics. In order for full-scale civil war to ensue (rather than civil conflict -- which could occur tomorrow), the Muslim population would need to have reached a certain level -- a certain critical mass.
Now, when it comes to certain demographers on the Left, by 2050 the Muslim population would have only increased by one or two people. Some on the Right, on the other hand, have forecast a British Muslim population of 100 million by the same period... As you can see, I'm joking. So all I can do here is cite the lowest possible figure of around fifteen million Muslims by 2050. However, the lowest estimate I've seen -- by Channel 4 News -- puts the Muslim population at 10% by 2050. (It doesn't give the numbers; though the percentage must mean that at least ten million Muslims will live in the UK by that date.) The Commentator, on the other hand, argues that Muslims will be the majority by 2050.
Consequently, Hope Not Hate and Lowles's fluffy (if insincere) words and anti-free speech actions will ultimately lead to more violence, not less.