Thursday, September 03, 2015

Labour’s Leadership Candidates Demand Tens of Thousands of Refugees Into Britain

Labour’s leadership candidates have taken to the stage during the latest party debate to attempt to outflank one another and outflank the Prime Minister David Cameron on the European Migrant Crisis.  Jeremy Corbyn’s main thrust was that he didn’t believe that migrants were “illegal” even if they tried to enter European countries illegally. He cited the 1951 Geneva Convention, and claimed that those who were trying to enter Europe were doing so legitimately as they are “victims of war and environmental disasters”.
He said that the British government should “hold out the hand of humanity, support and friendship” and also called for “a UN response worldwide”.
Yvette Cooper, who recently claimed that 10,000 people could be accomodated by Britain in just one month doubled down on her statement, but refused to repeat the “one month” part after being taken to task by Sky News earlier today, after Breitbart London’s Editor-in-Chief highlighted how this could lead to 120,000 more people a year.
She said, “its welcome if the government have changed their decision” refering to briefings from 10 Downing Street that the British government is about to allow an extra 4,000 migrants into the United Kingdom.
“People across Britain are troubled by the images that we’ve seen… the heartbreaking images and pictures,” she said, alluding to the picture of the dead Syrian child that was plastered across the UK media today.
“They’re going to do more than this” she said, saying that the government taking 4,000 people wasn’t enough.
“I think they also need to do something to help those who are now spread across Europe… in Greece, 50,000 refugees arriving in the space of a month…” she remarked, implying that she would indeed flood Britain with tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of migrants.
“It is a moral obligation… we absolutely cannot turn our backs on this crisis,” she concluded.
Andy Burnham said that he would “show compassion and leadership” and demand that Europe’s top ministers should be meeting in Brussels tomorrow, a call that was echoed by Liz Kendall.
Kendall said: “What the government has proposed is nowhere near enough… my gut instinct… we should be taking something in the tens of thousands”.
“I’ve been ashamed of the British government,” she added, attempting to turn the issue into a party political point. “David Cameron has appeared both heartless and powerless on the refugee crisis.”
“If you’re worried about the political space, don’t,” she said to him over the airwaves. “We will back you if you take the right decisions. There is a willingness out there and i think David Cameron is behind public opinion.”

Hungarian PM: Migrants Are Mostly Muslim, And This Threatens Christianity in Europe

Hungary’s Prime Minister has told German news outlets that he does not want large numbers of Muslims in his country. The news follows his comments that the hundreds of migrants at Hungarian train stations are “Germany’s problem”. Large numbers continue to gather in Hungary with some of the European migrant crisis’s most distressing scenes emerging from the country. In an opinion piece authored for Germany’s Allgemeine Zeitung, Viktor Orban revealed that the country’s total number of immigrants has risen by more than 70 per cent compared to the first half of last year.
He said that Europe needs to “come to their senses” on the matter of mass migration and illegal entries, and boldly declared that those seeking entry into the country “are mostly not Christians, but Muslims.”
“That’s an important question,” he said, “because Europe and Europeanism have Christian roots.”
“Or is it not already a cause for concern in itself, that the Christian culture of Europe is already hardly still able to hold Europe in their own Christian value system?
“If we lose sight of the European idea, [Christianity] can become, on its own continent, a minority.”
His comments come just a few days after the British, conservative columnist Peter Hitchens wrote for the Daily Mail: “These people are not (as I am) the children of British subjects born while overseas. They are people who have grown up in a different culture. Never before in our history have we faced the task of integrating a minority so large. Never before have we had such a feeble idea of what being British is.
“And yet people ask me, as if the idea were absurd, why I think this will be a Muslim country within a couple of generations. I can think of no force or idea or movement or faith more likely to prosper in the state to come.
“Like all other civilisations which lost their nerve and the will to live, European Christianity is destined to become a minority in its own territory. By the way, if you don’t like this, and voted Tory at the last Election, you have no business complaining.”
Orban’s article also said: “The people want us to master the situation and protect our borders. Only when we have protected our borders can questions be asked about the numbers of people we can take in, or whether there should be quotas.”
Hungary is one of the countries on the front lines of the European migrant crisis. The country has built a 110-mile-long fence along its Serbia border in an attempt to slow the arrival of migrants.

Will image of dead Swedish woman raped by an African refugee define our era like Vietnam napalm girl?



Denmark to Make It ‘Significantly Harder’ to Get Citizenship

by Nick Hallett 

Denmark is to make it significantly harder for migrants to obtain citizenship, the country’s government has announced. The Local reports that Inger Støjberg, the country’s Integration Minister, said that Danish language requirements would be stricter and that the government would make it more difficult for people with a criminal record to obtain citizenship. New citizens will also have to prove they have been financially self-reliant for at least four and a half of the last five years, and will have to sit a more demanding citizenship exam.
“To me, Danish citizenship is something very special. It’s something you need to earn and be willing to strive after. Therefore we will make it significantly harder to get Danish citizenship,” Støjberg said.
The centre-right government’s plans will dismantle more liberal rules put in place by the previous Social Democrat government, which dropped language requirements from “Level 3” – proficient enough to study for a degree – to “Level 2″ and made the citizenship test easier.
Støjberg now plans to take the language requirement back up to Level 3, increasing the length of time applicants will need to have been financially self-sufficient from 2.5 to 4.5 years and increase the number of correct answers required to pass the citizenship test.
Under current rules, applicants with a criminal record have to go through a quarantine of three to 20 years before they receive citizenship, depending on the nature of the crime. Støjberg proposes raising this by 50 per cent.
In a change of heart from their time in government, the Social Democrats now say they will back the proposals, as will the anti-mass immigration Danish People’s Party, meaning the proposals are likely to become law.
In July, Breitbart London reported how Denmark was at “breaking point” over the number of refugees coming to the country, to the point that even considered putting adverts in foreign newspapers telling potential refugees to stay at home.
Støjberg said at the time: “The ads will contain factual information on the halving of benefits as well as other restrictions that we will be enacting. That kind of information spreads very quickly.”

Anne Marie Waters: BBC Made Me Look As ‘Radical’ As an Islamist Hate Preacher, For Opposing Violent Islamism

 Anne Marie Waters
by Anne Marie Waters 

What happens when people are confronted with sheer evil? Well, some acknowledge it and attempt to oppose it, others refuse to admit it exists and attack those who continually remind them that it does. An effective tactic is to pretend that those who oppose evil are in fact evil themselves (“racist”, “bigot” etc). This tactic was utilised again yesterday when I was featured in a BBC programme which purported that I, who sought to show some cartoons in support of free expression the world over, am the equivalent of a jihadist who wants to cut up little girls’ genitals, wants those who leave Islam to be murdered, and calls for a global battle against democracy and freedom.  We’re the same, equally “radical”. Moral relativism has reduced us to such depths that opposites are now equals and right and wrong no longer exist.
The BBC’s Victoria Live programme showcased myself and one Haitham al-Haddad as “two people not deemed potentially violent but considered by some as very offensive”. Caitrin Nye, the journalist who produced the report, attempted to downplay Haddad’s views in her introduction of him. She said he has stated that “God hates homosexuals, that leaving Islam is punishable by death in the right circumstances, and that Sunni Muslims shouldn’t marry Shias”.
In fact, Haddad has said a lot more than that. I can’t help but wonder why she omitted the following: He endorses death-by-stoning for adultery, which sounds fairly violent to me. In addition to his belief that apostates should be killed, Haddad thinks that a man should be permitted to beat and rape his wife (not violent?), and that child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) are entirely acceptable. This is that passes for “not deemed potentially violent” in the eyes of the BBC.
I, on the other hand, believe that people should be entirely free to join or leave any religion they like, or to join no religion at all. I believe that both men and women should have the equal right not to be beaten or raped, and that child marriage and FGM are grotesquely cruel and should be punished to the fullest extent of our law. Yet somehow I am comparable to Haitham al Haddad.
Having said all that, I do have something in common with him. In the BBC piece, we both said that we were telling the truth, and we are. We both acknowledge that justification for the horrors listed above can be found in Islamic scripture – or at least a widespread interpretation of it – and we’re both right. The only question now is what side we take as a nation and a society. Do we stand with myself and others who oppose vicious tyranny and religious oppression, or do we continue to sanitise, elevate, and legitimise those who advocate it?
There are a couple of glaring problems here and as usual, they are overwhelmingly the fault of the incalculably dangerous loony left.
These are, as I’ve mentioned, a determined denial of reality, and the redefinition of language in order to maintain that denial.
To acknowledge the evils propagated by the likes of Haddad, the loony left would have to acknowledge that their stupid fantasy i.e. that if only America weren’t such a bully we would all the running hand-in-hand through the long grass together, equally committed to human rights and equality, is infantile and ridiculous.
They would have to acknowledge that some people don’t want to run through the long grass together, but to kill those who don’t submit to them and bury them underneath that grass.
They would have to acknowledge that the brutal acts committed in the name of sharia exist irrespective of American foreign policy (indeed, they are far older than the United States of America).
They would have to admit that people really are being butchered for blasphemy, by laws enacted by the state and in the name of Islam, all over the Muslim world.
I see it all the time, they attack me regularly, but omit to mention those who have been murdered – it’s as if they don’t matter.
They might also have to concede that opening Europe’s borders to every Tom, Dick, and Harry has brought these atrocities right in to the heart of our established democracies.
No, this would never do.
To facilitate their denial, they have redefined our language so that nothing means what it means. Violence is peaceful, oppression is liberating, and those who oppose tyranny are just as “radical” as those who promote it.
I’m getting rather tired of this, but I’m getting rather used to it also. Still, I remain optimistic. I will continue to speak out despite the lies and deception because I know that the current state of affairs is simply not sustainable. There is only so long the truth can be hidden from public view. The world is waking up, and so are the British.
To be fair to Caitrin Nye, she did tell me she had interviewed Haddad (though I wasn’t aware it would be just the two of us) and she did portray my views accurately for the most part.
But she is so clearly a product of relativist indoctrination that she seems unable to see the difference between myself and a man who thinks adulterers should be stoned to death.
She is a product of the mainstream notion that all beliefs are of equal value, regardless of the fact that one causes untold human suffering and the other doesn’t. She also suggested I was “provoking” violence by showing cartoons, a view that is popular and that endorses the idea that violence is an understandable and inevitable response to free expression.
This is where we are today. The lefty media is so determined not to face up to the disaster it has helped create, that it will mercilessly attack and demonise individuals who keep pointing out the pesky reality.
What a bloody mess we are in.

German Immigration Numbers Soar As Angela Merkel’s Popularity Dips

by Simon Kent 

Net immigration into Germany last year hit its highest level for 20 years and the number of people claiming asylum seeker benefits jumped by 61 per cent, the German Statistics Office (GSO) said on Thursday. The news comes as a poll published Wednesday showed support for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her party slipping for the second week in a row on the back of the ongoing European migrant crisis.
According to the GSO figures, roughly 550,000 more people moved to Germany in 2014 than left. The majority were from Europe, mostly from Poland. Liberal asylum laws and generous benefits make Germany the EU’s biggest recipient of people seeking asylum.
This year numbers are likely to be swelled by people from the Middle East and Africa, tens of thousands of whom are entering Germany after a journey by land and sea that often starts from sub-Saharan Africa. We are already seeing part of that human flood tide make their first demands on Germany for benefits, housing, freedom of movement and future acquisition of German passports which will also enable free travel across the Schengen zone.
Economic migrants from south-eastern Europe, included 13 per cent more from Italy last year, while arrivals from Spain and Greece fell 26 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.
There were also strong rises from eastern European countries such as Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia.
Some 363,000 asylum seekers claimed benefits in 2014, with about 38 per cent from Europe. Critically there was a more than doubling of the number of claimants from Syria, who made up 11 per cent of the total. The biggest increase was claimants from Eritrea – three times the number compared with the previous year.
On Monday German Chancellor Angela Merkel described coping with the influx of asylum seekers as Europe’s biggest challenge. Poll figures show that voters in Germany agree.
Forsa poll put Merkel’s conservative bloc down one percentage point on 40 per cent after a two-point dip last week, which the pollster blamed on divisions within her party on the third bailout for Greece.
In a hypothetical direct vote, Merkel came out one point lower than last week. However, on 52 per cent, Merkel – one of Germany’s most popular post-war chancellors – is still some 37 points ahead of SPD Chairman Sigmar Gabriel.
“Angela Merkel cannot yet score on the dominant issue of refugees because she feels under pressure and it doesn’t suit her pragmatic and calm political style,” said Forsa chief Manfred Guellner. “People are noticing that and know that even the chancellor cannot solve the refugee problem in a stroke.”
The rising numbers of immigrants will not abate soon nor will the corresponding pressure on social services and financial welfare.
Late last month Merkel declared all Syrian asylum-seekers welcome to remain in Germany – no matter which EU country they had first entered. In doing so Germany became the first EU country to suspend a 1990 protocol which forces refugees to seek asylum in the first European country in which they set foot.
The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ratified an order suspending the so-called Dublin Protocol.  “Germany will become the member state responsible for processing their claims,” a government statement said.
All current expulsion orders for Syrian asylum-seekers will be revoked, the government said. New Syrian arrivals will no longer be forced to fill in questionnaires to determine which country they had first arrived in. In the first six months of 2015, Germany registered 44,417 applications from Syrian asylum-seekers.

U.S. Immigration Experts: Europe’s Progressives to Blame for Huge Migrant Death Toll

by Neil Munro 

Europe’s post-national progressive governing elite is competing to display its supposed horror over the rapidly rising number of migrants’ corpses now being washed up on Mediterranean beaches.
But those self-regarding progressives deserve much of the blame for the multi-thousand toll of migrants suffering egregious conditions trying to enter Europe, say U.S. immigration experts.
This, they argue, is because the progressives want to ignore the lessons of other migration crises — including the now-ended 2013 Pacific rush into Australia — and want to use the picture of dead migrants to break open their continent’s backdoor to huge migrations from the developing world. So far, they have opened the door wide enough to attract millions of people to make the risky migration around the safe-but-closed legal entrance to Europe’s placid and very civil society.
“The migrants are mainly responsible for making these decisions, and the smugglers are criminals, but the [European] governments share the responsibility,” for casualties along the risky route, said Mark Krikorian, director of the D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies. “By not enforcing [immigration] rules, they are thereby communicating to potential migrants that [the dangerous trip] is worth the risk.” Many of the migrants are getting through the back door into Europe, so their trail of dead is a rational price for entry into Europe, Krikorian said.
“Unless [European governments] are going to allow hundreds of millions of people to come over legally into Europe, there’s no [smaller] number they could chose that would ensure more people won’t come” via the risky sea passage, said Roy Beck, the founder of NumbersUSA.
“There’s no way to create [narrow] legal channels that stop the dying,” he said, adding the only feasible fix is to create “well-funded, well-run international refugees camps, as close to the home countries are you can, so it is easy for the migrants to to go home.” His group advocates to reduce the annual legal inflow of roughly 1.5 million people into the United States. In comparison, 4 million Americans are born each year.
The risky migration is also a safer option for many Syrian migrants, who would otherwise have to fight the Islamic State’s expanding jihadi army. It is also means that Europe’s progressive governments can eliminate the possibility of recruiting eligible migrants into a Syrian army that can defeat ISIS.
The progressive hand-wringing about the migration has reached a new peak following the garish display of a picture showing a small drowned child, face-down on a Mediterranean beach.
The dead child, along with his two dead siblings and mother, was trying to reach Greece but sank into the sea. Two accompanying smugglers grabbed the only two lifejackets and floated back to shore.
Some progressives are using this photo as an argument to further open the door to more migrants. The New York Times and the Washington Post, for example, posted similar images on their websites Sept. 3. The dead child was used to fill the entire Sept. 2 frontpage of London’s leading progressive daily, The Independent.
“The Independent has taken the decision to publish these images because, among the often glib words about the ‘ongoing migrant crisis,’ it is all too easy to forget the reality of the desperate situation facing many refugees,” the editors intoned. “The pictures, and the tragedy they convey, are hard to ignore, and now senior politicians are calling on [Prime Minister David] Cameron to do more to tackle the crisis,” they claimed.
Most progressive European leaders want more migration and want the resulting chaotic diversity that would be managed by big governments.
Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, repealed the nation’s law against illegal migration, and declared in June that strong borders will wreck progressives’ political plans. “We want to fight for a set of values, for civility and peace… If we ignore the [migrants] now, while the Mediterranean seethes, and children drown, it is Europe itself that we lose.”
France’s socialist government has also announced intentions to allow migrants to stay in the country, and  Germany’s government has announced it will accept all the migrants from Syrian who can survive the trek through Turkey and Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary. Roughly 800,00 migrants are expected this year. That’s equivalent to 3 million migrants crossing over the Texas border in one year.
Europe’s governments are cautious compared to United Nations officials. “As mobility is increasing with globalization, instead of resisting it, we should organize it,” claimed François Crépeau, the special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants. “That means opening legal channels [worldwide]  for people to be able to come and look for work” in developed countries, he insisted.
Such statements are causing a rising howl of protest from ordinary Europeans, and it is prompting other countries to rebuild the border controls that were abolished after the prior effort by German socialists to set policy for Europe from 1939 to 1945.
The U.K.’s government wants to exclude nearly all non-European migrants. Holland’s government has announced plans to axel economic migrants. Slovakia won’t take any Muslims. Hungary is stopping trains and is building a razor-wire wall to block the migrants.
The Independent’s editors are disgusted by this popular uprising against elite preferences. “While images of desperate refugees emerge almost every day, the attitude of Europe’s policymakers and much of the public have continued to harden,” they complained.
But by late Sept. 2, only 12,500 people had signed the petition by the Independent calling on the nation’s prime minister to accept the U.K.’s “share” of Muslim migrants. The newspaper did not say what the U.K.’s share would be of the perhaps 500 million people trying to stay in Europe. The minuscule number of people who signed the Independent’s petition shows the progressives’ political isolation.
In the United States, American media progressives are also display their virtue by bewailing the reluctance of ordinary Europeans to extinguish their own cultures under a tsunami of foreign migrants.
Attitudes towards migration in Australia, however, paint a different picture. In August, the Australian government marked those sailors’ year-long success in completely ending the huge wave of migrants who sailed south from Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Philippines and other countries in 2013 and 2014.
“Today we celebrate that we have not had a successful people smuggling venture in a year, and that over the course of the last 18 months or so we have turned back 20 boats and stopped 633 people from arriving in our country,” announced the nation’s migration minister, Peter Dutton.
He is part of a conservative government that was elected to power in 2013 as the prior progressive government deployed its force of billable-hour immigration lawyers to supposedly stop a the stream of migrants.
Unsurprisingly, the lawyers only attracted more migrants, and the stream became a flood and then a tidal wave.
More than 1,200 migrants drowned policy changed to prohibit further migration. That’s roughly 1 dead man, woman or child for every 10 people who have signed the Independent’s petition so far.
“The Australians are showing tough love,” said Krikorian. “People thought [Australia’s naval barrier] might be too strict, but in the longer term, which is, by the way, a year, it turns out to be the more compassionate decision.”

Euro dream over as border controls return in face of tidal wave of EU migrants

Europe's dream of open borders has turned into a "shambolic" nightmare as the migrant crisis reaches unmanageable levels - with even Germany saying it can no longer cope. The Schengen Zone, which allows passport-free travel between many EU countries, was on the brink of collapse as nations across the continent tightened up controls amid the growing influx of desperate refugees. Berlin, which this week hit out at Britain for not taking a quota of those arriving, has admitted it has also had enough. Around 150 migrants an hour, mostly said to be from Syria, are reaching Germany each hour causing it to impose checks on its border with Austria. Stephan Mayer, a senior member of chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, who led calls for David Cameron to act, said the escalating issues "directly erodes and endangers Schengen". Germany had taken in over 100,000 asylum seekers last month. Slovakia's government had also claimed the free border crossing agreement had "de fact fallen apart".As thousands of rail passengers were stranded or delayed by migrants clambering aboard Eurostar trains in Calais, authorities across southern Europe struggled to stem the invasion of desperate refugees. On another day of high drama in the summer-long migrant crisis 3,000 migrants desperate to reach Germany protested around the main railway station in Hungary’s capital Budapest, shutting the terminal for a second day and threatening to bring more havoc. In Greece 6,200 migrants were taken by three ferries from two overwhelmed islands to the mainland. And tourists in the Turkish resort of Bodrum were horrified when the bodies of several migrants - including two small children - washed up on the shore after their tiny boat capsized as they made the perilous 13-mile crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Kos.He said: “While we waited in Calais the train manager told us he believed there were people moving around on top of the train and if we heard them we were to alert a member of staff. “They had to turn the power off because there people on the roof and the trains are powered by overhead lines. “The air con was switched off and the lights dimmed. We could hear people moving about on the roof.” Though he praised the train staff he said Eurostar deserved a “pasting” for the way it handled the broken down train and lack of information. Another passenger, James Leech, 30, from Buckinghamshire, said: “We could hear someone running across the top of the train, the train manager said over the tannoy to help them out if we heard anything. “We saw police and train guards searching extensively along the train and they seemed to be focussing around our carriage with dogs.” George Golesack, 34, from Bethnal Green, east London, said: “People were trying to climb on the train. They were searching for two hours because they said there were people on the roof. “One woman had a massive panic attack and another woman who was pregnant had to be taken to hospital.”Bridget Roussel, 52, from Greenwich, south-east London, said: “Just before we got to the Tunnel it was chaos. The lights went off and the air conditioning went off, it was so hot. “It was just disgusting. I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life. The worst thing was that there was no communication whatsoever.” Eurotunnel said migrants are targeting Eurostar trains on French main lines because of increased security measures at the Channel Tunnel. Eurotunnel spokesman John Keefe said: “Since Channel Tunnel security increased over the past few months, we’ve seen the migrant problem displace to other areas as they try to get on to trains before they reach the Tunnel.“They’re stopping trains by blocking the tracks, then trying to get through the Tunnel, but we won’t accept trains with migrants on.” The firm said it has struck an agreement to work with French national railway operator SNCF on improving security on the lines leading to the Tunnel. A Eurotunnel spokeswoman said: “This agreement clarifies that Eurotunnel will provide its expertise to SNCF Reseau to erect 13km (8 miles) of high security fencing and to carry out tree felling on the SNCF Reseau site. The works have been identified and will begin in the days ahead.”

UK: Scottish MP apologises over antisemitic tweet

Monaghan tweeted this tweet in 2012.  It was 'discovered' now, so now he removed it and apologized.  That doesn't mean he has changed his mind.  In fact, he tweeted just a few months ago that Israel is engaging in genocide.

Via Jewish Chronicle:
A Scottish National Party MP has apologised for posting an antisemitic tweet relating to Israel’s military action in Gaza.

Paul Monaghan used the social media site to accuse the “proud Jewish race” of “persecuting the people of Gaza”.

After the JC questioned his remarks on Wednesday he deleted them from his account and apologised.
Dr Monaghan entered Parliament in May as the SNP took 56 of the 59 constituencies in Scotland.

The JC understands his past comments were already a cause for concern among campaigners working to tackle antisemitism in politics.

In a statement to the JC on Wednesday Dr Monaghan said: “I share the commitment set out earlier this week by the First Minister to the Jewish community.

I am sorry for my comments, they were certainly not intended to cause offence and I have removed them to ensure no further upset is caused.”  more

 The New Antisemite Blog

More than 100,000 asylum seekers enter Germany in August

This is not a refugee crisis. This is a hijrah. Hijrah, or jihad by emigration, is, according to Islamic tradition, the migration or journey of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib, later renamed by him to Medina, in the year 622 CE. It was after the hijrah that Muhammad for the first time became not just a preacher of religious ideas, but a political and military leader. That was what occasioned his new “revelations” exhorting his followers to commit violence against unbelievers. Significantly, the Islamic calendar counts the hijrah, not Muhammad’s birth or the occasion of his first “revelation,” as the beginning of Islam, implying that Islam is not fully itself without a political and military component.
800,000 Muslim refugees in one year alone. This will transform Germany forever. No effort is being made, of course, to determine these refugees’ adherence to Sharia and desire to bring it to their new land. That would be “Islamophobic.”
Already jihadis have been found among the refugees. There will be many more such discoveries.
Why does Europe have to absorb all these refugees? Why not Saudi Arabia? Algeria? Etc. This is Europe’s death knell.
The German train says, "Ahlan wa sahlan!," an Arabic greeting of welcome.
The German train says, “Ahlan wa sahlan!,” an Arabic greeting of welcome.
“More than 100,000 asylum seekers enter Germany in August,” Reuters, September 2, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
A record 104,460 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last month, a Bavarian official said on Wednesday, part of an unprecedented wave of refugees and migrants straining the resources of German towns and villages.
Germany, with relatively liberal asylum laws and generous benefits, is the EU’s biggest recipient of people fleeing war in the Middle East and economic migrants from southeastern Europe.
From January to August, around 413,535 people registered on Germany’s Easy system, said a spokesman for Bavaria’s Social Minister Emilia Mueller.
The Easy system is used for the initial registration of migrants and refugees arriving in Germany. Applying for asylum is a separate procedure.
Around one third of registrations in August were in Bavaria, the spokesman said.
Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War Two and has yet to find a common response. Thousands of people from the Middle East, Asia and Africa have died making the perilous journeys by land and sea.
Germany expects about 800,000 people to file for asylum in Germany this year, four times last year’s level.
Towns have been overwhelmed with the new arrivals and want more money to house and care for them. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a fair distribution of asylum seekers within the EU and has also warned against racism after almost daily attacks on shelters….


Briton 'punched' in the face by Calais migrants as hundreds swarm roads

 New gentlemen in English Parliament!
A British tourist has exposed "the dark side" of Calais in a video showing hundreds of migrants swarming the roads - and claimed one immigrant punched her partner as she filmed the clip.The rapid rise of migrants across Europe has created chaos in Calais. Britain has struggled to cope with the record-breaking number of migrants trying to break through the border. One British tourist, Angela Evans, on a "horror trip" to the French port city, recorded the moment the migrants overwhelm drivers on the road to cross into England.The video, shared by nearly 10,000 people on Facebook, shows a steady stream of hundreds of migrants walking along the road to the ferry terminal. The footage ends when a group of marauding migrants eventually open the back door of a HGV. Mrs Evans, of Gillingham, Kent, said her partner Billy was punched in the face by one of the migrants through his open car window - as well as having a bottle of water thrown over him. She wrote on Facebook: "Wonderful journey back from France yesterday, NOT! "One of them charged over and smacked my Billy in the face through the open window, thankfully didn't hurt him. "It was like a scene from the Walking Dead with them all charging down the road, very scary. "They tried to get under my truck (are they insane?) "The poor lorry driver in front had just locked those doors and they ripped them open and piled in. It's like a game to them!" The couple's ferry ended up leaving three hours late and Mr Evans insists the migrant crisis is "a losing battle". He added: "As soon as they are out of one lorry they are in another. It's a losing battle. There weren't ENOUGH police there. "They just broke the doors on one lorry after another. Walking along pulling on car door handles." Mrs Evans' pals commented on the video with their concern about their trip back to England. Jan Fitzsimons wrote: "Omg poor Billy, I felt scared watching this xxx glad your all ok x." Julie Richards said: "Bloody hell that is scary, glad your all okay hun xxx." Ruby Mole wrote: "OMG Anjie that is so scary. Yes, there's desperation to leave war torn nations but this is just plain thuggery. "You can see that's it's a game to these people. This is the dark side of the crisis and one that needs to be shown too." More migrants run towards the open lorry, but the driver quickly discovers what has happened and moves off.

Germany Replenishes Itself With 6 Million Muslims

by Jack Engelhard 

 Bogart and Bergman will “always have Paris.” For the rest of us there is no more Paris.
There is no more Europe, and it’s happening awfully fast.
Millions, even as we speak, are emptying the hellholes of Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan for the fleshpots of France, Spain, Italy and any other European country that will take them in, and most do so happily or reluctantly. Germany is the prime destination, and Germany appears to welcome the invasion.
We have it from various sources (grateful help from Soeren Kern at the Gatestone Institute) that by the end of the year, Germany will have taken in six million new people, mostly Muslims. Do we have to spell it out, what this means – Six Million? No, not necessary.
But call it payback. Call it Karma, for the day is nearing for a new anthem to the tune of  “The Koran Uber Alles.”
As followers of these pages are aware, Europe has never been our favorite continent. Even so the comeuppance isn’t pretty to watch.
Merkel and the other EU leaders are frantic. The BBC is near hysterical with hourly on-site reports about the migrant takeover that’s coming straight at them. We saw it coming in this book that spelled it out page after page, the perfect storm of Islamic migration – but nobody in high places heeded the warning or bought the book. Five bucks could have saved the world.
Yet word is that the Germans are happy to welcome this new resource, blissfully untroubled that this new population brings with it unique lifestyles and too often does not play well with others. Let’s try political correctness and just say that Islam is different. Different rules, and before you know it, it’s their rules that do the ruling.
Some time ago, in a particularly dark frame of mind, we wrote this for Arutz Sheva:
“As for you masters of Europe and your treachery; one day your sly anti-Semitism will come back to haunt you. Over the centuries, you have uprooted a thousand synagogues and replaced them with ten thousand mosques. Wait, now, and see what grows from the soil of Ishmael. Your churches are next.”
That was back in 2003, and we guessed right.
The typical German – if there is such a thing anymore – says that the influx is good. Why? Because the Christian birthrate has flattened.
We need fresh blood, they say. Olga, my Swedish waitress, says the same thing about Sweden. “We have no culture,” she says. “We need fresh culture.”
Okay! You want fresh culture? You will get fresh culture.
You want fresh blood? You will get fresh blood. Just wait.
You want birthrate? You will get birthrate.
Hungary is trying to stop the flow – but the multitudes keep on coming. On the one hand this is a humanitarian crisis that merits kindhearted justice. On the other hand, one culture, arriving in numbers so large, is consuming the established culture, threatening to obliterate a thousand years of tradition.
Back during the Korean War, America’s generals were worried that China might simply make it a stampede.
Ten million Chinese – UNARMED – would simply march in and erase all borders.
That’s Europe in a nutshell, only it’s Muslims who are encamping Europe by the millions. They don’t need guns to change the face of a continent, and make no mistake, the face lifting is a drama being played out by the hour, so for your next European Vacation, leave your Bibles back home.
Forget your Guide to the Cathedrals. Brush up on your Arabic. Beware the no-go zones.
Forget Marseille. Once a French jewel it is now a dangerous Kasbah.
In England girls and women face a rape epidemic caused by Pakistanis who’ve been imported by a welcoming government.
So it goes throughout much of Europe.
The word schadenfreude comes to mind. This means happiness at another’s misfortune. Be careful about this.
Yes, Europe, the continent that wiped its Jews off the map, Six Million one at a time -- deserves what it’s getting.
But the influx is not stopping in Europe. They’re coming. In waves they’re coming to the United States and they are coming to Israel.
They come as migrants seeking shelter. Our mercy knows no bounds. That’s how it begins. That is never how it ends.
Case by case we owe the refugees our mercy, but it is strange that they are not crashing the gates of Muslim countries, their brothers.
Continents are shifting. The globe is being turned upside down. But there is a method to the chaos. There is a plan.
One morning we will wake up to find out what it is. But by then it may be too late.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Migrants Attempt to Penetrate UK Border by Riding on Roof

by John Hayward 

A group of migrants overran a high-speed train in Calais on Tuesday and attempted to ride on the roof through the Eurotunnel into the U.K. welfare state. Quite a few facts have been strategically omitted from these accounts, but the UK Daily Mail serves up all of the awful details.
Chaotic scenes and 16 hour delays hit London-bound Eurostar services overnight as migrants climbed on to the roof of an 186mph train and attempted to break into train carriages.
Passengers on board one train stranded near Calais are understood to have threatened to smash the windows after a power outage left the sweltering carriage in total darkness for five hours.
The power failure also saw those on board left without air conditioning and unable to communicate with Eurostar staff before the stricken train eventually returned to Paris.
As they searched in vain for the migrants, Eurostar staff went as far as making the bizarre move of appealing to passengers to listen out for the sound of movement on the roofs of the trains.
At least four UK-bound trains were delayed for several hours, with two of them sent back to Paris, as police attempted to remove the trespassers from the tops of carriages in Calais.
Without air conditioning or lights, conditions on the train deteriorated to the point that some passengers threatened to smash the windows and escape. “The train ended up running out of batteries, so there was no air conditioning, and then after two more hours no more communication as the audio system was out of service. We then spent an unbelievable amount of time in the dark, in an air that was hard to breathe,” a French passenger recalled.
Many of the passengers subjected to these conditions were children. “Stuck with the kids on a Eurostar train, no air con – refugees on the roof,” read one Tweet from inside the train. “Three hours in, police helicopter now checking the train for intruders on the roof.”
NBC News, in contrast, begins its post on the incident with “Desperate migrants climbed on the roof of a high-speed train in a bid to traverse the 30-mile tunnel linking France and Britain, according to a passenger,” spends most of the story talking about how staff asked passengers to help them listen for the sound of people moving around on the roof, and only briefly mentions the horrific conditions imposed on passengers at the very end of the story, saying only that they were “stranded in the darkness and ‘intense’ heat,” quoting a single word from one passenger’s lament.
The NBC report concludes by saying the passengers were “eventually dropped off at the nearby Calais Frethun train station,” without dwelling on how long that took, or how much of the time was spent suffering in the dark. The report also fails to mention that the passengers stranded in Calais proceeded to complain about being left in the cold, in the wee morning hours, with no communication from the line and no idea what to do next.
Many of the passengers have expressed outrage at the Eurostar line for trapping them in pitch-black hotboxes, which is understandable, but their anger is somewhat misplaced. Railroad staff “were scared that that if they opened the doors, the migrants might attempt to board the train – potentially putting the safety of those on board at risk,” according to the Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail relates a mix of passenger responses from social media, including some who expressed sympathy with the migrants. “In relative terms this is a minor inconvenience for us, but a desperate, awful situation for those getting on train tracks,” said one.
Most of the passengers appear not to see it that way. They had a reasonable expectation that their governments would protect them — and, for that matter, prevent the formation of a humanitarian crisis that would ultimately lead desperate people to think clambering onto the roof of a high-speed train was an acceptable strategy for reaching their desired migratory destination.
The Daily Mail also describes “sick Twitter trolls messaging Euorstar’s official account to say: ‘Can’t you just run them over? That might be just the message the rest of Calais Jungle needs to hear.'” This again misses the point. Eurostar should not be put in the position to endure such taunts. They are not going to start plowing through crowds of people blocking the train tracks, but the alternative is what? Cut rail service through the Eurotunnel at the whim of the migrants? Capitulate to their demands in order to resume service?
Eurostar had no power to prevent tens of thousands of migrants from swarming through Europe and setting up a tent city in Calais. They have only limited resources to secure the rail line now. Secure travel and commerce is a vital duty of governmentnot the private corporations and customers who pay all their taxes.

Muslim Flight Attendant Sues Because Job Makes Her Serve Drinks

by Daniel Greenfield 

Next thing you know a Muslim will get a job as a bartender and sue because he refuses to touch alcohol.
So far we've had Muslim suing because their jobs involved scanning groceries customers bought that they didn't approve of. This was the logical next step. And the same left that howls that Christian pharmacists must fill prescriptions for medications they disapprove of has a completely different standard when it comes to their favorite theocracy. (via Religion of Peace)
 Charee Stanley, a Muslim flight attendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO) claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol — which is against her religious beliefs.
Then maybe she shouldn't have taken a job requiring her to serve alcohol.
And where exactly does this end? Then Charee Stanley refuses to serve customers who order a pork dish. Or non-Halal meat. Or have a seeing eye dog. Or are immodestly dressed. The list is endless.
Religious accommodation means that you can expect to have your job schedule adjusted to fit your religious needs. It doesn't mean that you can get a job that you refuse to do... and then sue when you're fired for not doing it.
If your religion prohibits you from flying and you get a job as a pilot, that's not a religious accommodation issue. Even assuming the company can find you a gig where you don't have to fly, refusing to perform a basic part of the job that you knew you would have to perform beforehand is just fraud.
But since the real endgame is enforcing Islamic law on Americans... CAIR is suing.
“I don’t think that I should have to choose between practicing my religion properly or earning a living,” Stanley said. “I shouldn’t have to choose between one or the other, because they’re both important.”
Fortunately there are jobs in America that don't involve serving alcohol. In fact the vast majority of jobs in this country don't. Charee Stanley should find one of those.
But this isn't about earning a living. It's about taking away our rights by forcing companies to abide by same Islamic law. It's theocracy climbing through the backdoor of civil rights.

EU Tells Members: Take Migrants or Lose Grants

by Nick Hallett 

The European Union has effectively threatened to cut funding to countries like Britain unless they agree to take more refugees. Officials from Austria and Germany said they were considering a plan whereby EU grant spending would be focussed on countries that take in most migrants, something that would put pressure on Britain and Eastern European nations that have so far refused to take part in migrant quota schemes.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said yesterday he was in favour of a scheme that would “reduce EU funding” to countries that took fewer migrants. He also indicated he could torpedo David Cameron’s EU renegotiation package unless Britain showed greater “solidarity” by accepting more migrants.
“When I think of the British, who have their own catalogue of demands, why should we do anything for them? Because, you have to say, solidarity is not a one-way street,” he told Austrian television.
German MEP Elmar Brok also told Tagesspiegel: “As a last resort, one could consider that there is more money from the EU Structural Funds for those member states that respond adequately to the situation of refugees.”
Although EU states already receive €6,000 for every migrant they take from Greece or Italy, but this plan could also see budgets for other projects boosted in countries that take the most migrants.
EU Commission spokeswomen Natasha Betraud said she could not rule out such scheme: “The Commission is open to all constructive ideas which would contribute to creating European solidarity and incentivise the states to take more refugees.”
The Telegraph reports that the EU has already opened 32 legal cases against countries over “substandard” asylum laws.
UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott last night called the plan “outrageous”. He told the Daily Mail: “This is gun-to-the-head politics from the EU and many of us don’t like it.”

Sweden: Pro-Palestinans attack Pro-Israel / Antisemitism demo

Via Times of Israel:

Some 600 Jews and pro-Israel activists gathered in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on Sunday to march for the Jewish state and support the battle against anti-Semitism.


A group of about a dozen pro-Palestinian protesters, sporting kefiya headscarves, held a counter-demonstration and called for a boycott of Israel. According to some reports, they also threw stones at the Israeli rally but police kept them apart from the main event.  more

Among the protesters was Swedish journalist Kajsa Ekis Ekman, who threw eggs at a baby stroller and was detained by the police.   h/t mannerfrid

The New Antisemite Blog

Is Cameron risking EU reform deal? Germany furious at UK reluctance to take more migrants

Cameron and Merkel
David Cameron is on collision course with Germany over Britain's reluctance to take in more migrants.In a development that would be hugely damaging to the Prime Minister's attempts to renegotiate Britain's membership in the European Union, one of Angela Merkel's leading politicians has said the UK's failure to take on some of the refugee "burden" would damage relations between the two nations. It comes just a day after German chancellor Mrs Merkel called on fellow EU countries to take their share of asylum seekers amid a growing migrant crisis. Stephen Mayer, a spokesman on home affairs for Mrs Merkel's government, said: "I have always had sympathy and understanding for the British role in the EU and the demands for renegotiation. "But we are now in such a huge humanitarian catastrophe, I do not have any sympathy or understanding for one-country-orientated positions."If the British Government is continuing to hold this position that Great Britain is out of the club in this big task in sharing the burden, certainly this could do some harm to the bilateral British-German relationship, and certainly also to David Cameron's ambitions to be successful in the renegotiation." It marks another blow to Mr Cameron's quest to secure concessions from his fellow EU nations, just a day after being forced to change the wording of the in/out referendum after it was criticised as biased. It will now include a "leave the EU" option, rather than a stright yes/no answer as to whether the UK should remain.This week the PM prepared to return to the circuit of meeting European leaders to discuss Britain's role in the union. But a lack of support from the influential Germans would be seen as a catastrophe for his quest ahead to secure a deal. Germany is expected to take in 800,000 migrants this year. The country's biggest selling newspaper Bild said this represents 905 migrants per million people, compared to Britain which is expected to take in 114 refugees per one million residents. It called Britain the "slackers of Europe". That came as Yvette Cooper, candidate for the Labour leadership, called on Britain to accept more migrants. In a speech yesterday she said: "If every city took 10 refugee families, if every London borough took 10 families, if every county council took 10 families, if Scotland, Wales and every English region played their part, then in a month we'd have nearly 10,000 more places for vulnerable refugees fleeing danger, seeking safety."The migrant crisis is currently causing chaos in Hungary where many fleeing Middle East war zones have entered Europe. The central European country has brought in 3,500 soldiers to shore up its border with Serbia. Ukip leader Nigel Farage said yesterday, while Britain should offer refugee status to thousands from Syria, it should not have an open door policy.He said: “The problem we’ve got is potentially we’ve opened the door to an exodus of biblical proportions, meaning millions and millions of people. “We’ve lost sight of what is a genuine refugee. How many millions does Europe want to take? That really is the question.”

A Solution to the Migration Crisis

By Michael Curtis 

The stories and photographs of migrants attempting to enter Europe is a human tragedy, heartbreaking as people die trying to cross the Mediterranean. On August 27, 2015, over 50 migrants were found dead inside an abandoned truck, a Hungarian registered vehicle, abandoned on a highway in Austria, near the Hungarian border. In April, more than 400 died in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean. In August, several hundred people were on board a boat that sank off the coast of Libya. So far, more than 2,300 have died while crossing the sea.
European countries are groping for solutions to the large numbers of immigrants that is linked to other issues such as border controls and criminal networks. Reasonable estimates suggest that about 200,000 arrived in Greece this year, about 100,000 entered Italy, and 3,000 a day are migrating through the Balkans. More than 100,000 boat people entered the European Union in July 2015.
Europe has no consensus on the problem. Germany in particular, expecting to get 800,000 migrants, 40 per cent of them asylum seekers, proposes an immigration law that would allow for legalization of migrants from non-EU countries. Chancellor Angela Merkel holds that immigration is more beneficial than not. Some individual Germans provide hospitality. Others do not, and more than 200 assaults on shelters for asylum seekers have occurred.
Britain has tried by various means to reduce the flow of migrants that has risen to 330,000 this year. Among them are plans to make it more difficult for British businesses to recruit skilled workers from outside the European Union, to reduce work benefits, to limit access to welfare for the unemployed, and to allow only migrants with a job already promised to enter the U.K.
At least four problems arise from the increasing migration crisis: the reality and possibility of terrorism; political friction within the European countries; the increased support of right-wing extremist organizations; and the larger proportion of Muslims in the European nations.
Two recent incidents indicate the possibility and danger of cross-border terrorism. One was the attempted attack on August 21, 2015 on the high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris by a 26-year-old Moroccan who had connections to radical mosques on Spain, and is said to be linked to a cell of French ISIS militants in Turkey. This jihadist, Ayoub el Khazzani, lived in at least five European countries, able to cross borders without difficulty.
This is due to the Schengen arrangement that allows free travel movement between most of the EU countries. Apart from providing the right of free travel to citizens, this was originally intended, among other things such as lessen the possibility of organized crime and terrorist threats, to allow freedom to move to a job already offered. It is now the opportunity to allow people in EU without jobs to move in search of work and benefits, putting pressure on public services. But it also allows terrorists to move freely without restrictions or checks.
The second incident was the arrest in Italy of a 22-year-old Moroccan who had been involved in an attack on an art museum in Tunisia, and who had entered Italy together with 90 other migrants in the Sicilian port of Porto Empedocle.
A possible danger is that Iran or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or terrorist groups elsewhere could foster militants coming into EU disguised as migrants. On May 18, 2015, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke of this possibility of foreign fighters, terrorists trying to hide and blend with migrants. It may be the case that the EU already has several thousands of its citizens who have fought for jihadists in Iraq and Syria, and may become “lone wolf” militants.
NATO is supposed to be working on the “root causes” of the large numbers seeking migration by working with partners in the Middle East and North Africa to help them stabilize their own countries. It is trying to help those countries take more responsibility for their own security. Thus, Jordan is being assisted in defense capacities, in training, and advising. Western countries are trying to assist in achieving a cease-fire and reaching a peaceful negotiated solution for the conflict in Libya.
It is crucial to find and to dismantle the criminal networks responsible for smuggling, or pretending to smuggle, people across the Mediterranean. These criminals force large numbers on to boats that take on water after leaving the Libyan coast because of the extra weight. European naval forces have limited their activities, and should do more to stop and search boats on the sea.
Despite the NATO search for reasons, the real “root cause”, the elephant in the room, for migration to Europe is ignored. It is the unwillingness of Arab and Muslim states to help and to accommodate the migrants coming from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and other Muslim countries. One might reasonably expect the migrants, escaping their suffering from war, oppression and poverty, to be offered shelter in the wealthier countries such as Saudi Arabia, the Gulf countries, the United Arab Emirates including Qatar and Dubai.
The refusal of these countries to aid fellow Muslims is inexcusable. The UAE, the federation of seven states founded in 1971, is enormously wealthy, with 10 per cent of the world’s supply of crude oil reserves, and oil exports that account for 30 per cent of its GDP. Dubai is economically successful with its heavy investments in real estate, airlines, ports, the drug trade, and human trafficking. It displays its wealth by its rain forest in the desert, large shopping malls, and the world’s tallest twin towers. Dubai is already preparing for the World Expo to be held there in 2020.
Qatar, with the highest per capita income in the world, has become influential politically and economically, punching, as the British say, above its weight. Politically, it has been involved in assisting Libyan rebels, those opposing the Assad regime in Syria, and aiding the ruling party in Tunisia. It owns, in whole or in part, the Al Jazeera Media Network, property in London including the Shard, Canary Wharf, Barclays Bank, Harrods Store, No. 1 Hyde Park, the world’s most expensive block of apartments, British horse racing, Sainsbury’s Stores, and the London Stock Exchange, and the football club Paris St. Germain in France. Qatar is spending lavishly on preparing to host the football FIFA World Cup competition in 2022.
One can understand that the favorite charity of these wealthy Arab nations is themselves, but it is not unreasonable for the “international community” to demand that they share some of their wealth and take responsibility for helping Muslims caught the violence, the horrors and the oppression of other Muslim states. Now is the time for the world community to discuss, the problem and to ask, in the words of Socrates, do you know by what means the wealthy Arab nations might be persuaded to change their behavior and do the right thing.

A Lot of Those "Syrian Refugees" are Just Muslims w/Fake Passports

by Daniel Greenfield 

Instead of the Gates of Vienna, it's the Gates of Budapest, as the Immigration Jihad routes itself through Hungary with all the usual useless political squabbling within the EU.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius blasted Hungary for trying to keep the colonists out of Europe.
"I take a very dim view, a very dim view. Hungary is part of Europe. Europe has values and these values are not respected by putting up wire fences," he added.
If Europe will have no fences, its only remaining values will be Sharia and throwing gay men off buildings. The "refugees" will recreate the conditions that they left behind, as earlier arrivals already had.
Of course a lot of those "refugees" are just economic migrants with fake Syrian passports. And it's not like anyone can usefully check with what's left of the Syrian government.
A number of migrants arriving in Turkey hoping to reach Europe are purchasing fake Syrian passports in order to claim asylum at the end of their journey, the head of the European border management agency Frontex told French radio today.
“There is a traffic of Syrian passports,” Fabrice Leggeri told Europe 1, “because it’s extremely lucrative for smugglers.”
Syrian citizens are legally entitled to refugee status in any European country because of the civil war in their country.
Those using fake passports, Leggeri said, are mainly from North Africa or the Middle East, migrating for economic reasons.
Asked by the radio host whether terrorists could be reaching Europe, Leggeri said "it is not impossible but we are extremely vigilant."
How can you know the real identity of someone with a fake passport?
It's just not an issue for Europe. It's an issue for us.
This administration and the assorted VOLAGs that make money pretending to be religious organizations while importing Muslim refugees are eager to dump Syrian "refugees" across America at taxpayer expense.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Frontrunner for British Labor Party leader called Osama's death a 'tragedy'

By Rick Moran 

The Brits are in the midst of a leadership election for the Labor Party that mirrors in some respects the angst being felt by the two parties in America over the candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
The leading candidate is Jeremy Corbyn – a politician who makes Bernie Sanders look like Genghis Khan.  Mainstream Labor Leaders are wringing their hands because Corbyn has been making comments like this for years.
Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for saying it was a "tragedy" that Osama bin Laden was killed by the United States rather than being put on trial.
The Labour leadership frontrunner made the remarks shortly after the 2012 special forces raid on the Al-Qaeda chief's Pakistan compound in which he and four others were shot dead.
In an interview for Iranian television, he suggested the assassination of the September 11 attacks' mastermind would result in deeper unrest.
It is the latest in a series of past comments and associations that the veteran left-winger has been forced to defend since emerging as the surprise favourite to succeed Ed Miliband
 In a clip from the Press TV show The Agenda, Mr Corbyn is heard complaining that there had been "no attempt whatsoever that I can see to arrest him and put him on trial, to go through that process". He went on: "This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy.
"The World Trade Center was a tragedy, the attack on Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have died. Torture has come back on to the world stage, been canonised virtually into law by Guantanamo and Bagram.
"Can't we learn some lessons from this? Are we just going to sink deeper and deeper? The next stage will be an attempted assassination on Gaddafi and so it will go on. This will just make the world more dangerous and worse and worse and worse."
A spokesman for Mr Corbyn said he was "a total opponent of Al-Qaeda, all it stands for".
But Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said Mr Corbyn was "utterly wrong". 
 "Bin Laden's death was not a tragedy. The tragedy was the 2,977 who died during that awful day. We remember them," he said.
It came as George Osborne claimed a Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn would pose a threat to national security by threatening the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent.
The Chancellor said "an unholy alliance of Labour's left-wing insurgents and the Scottish nationalists" would shatter decades of near-unbroken Westminster consensus in favour of maintaining a capability. 
This is an old story for the Labor Party from the 1980s, who were led by radical pacifist and socialist Neil Kinnock.  Kinnock also wanted to get rid of the U.K.'s nuclear deterrent and draw closer to the Soviet Union, in addition to undoing Thatcher's reforms and renationalizing major industires.  Needless to say, first Margaret Thatcher and then John Major made mincemeat of Labor in national elections. 
You can see why Labor Party regulars are casting about for a viable alternative to Corbyn, but they have failed to come up with a plan.  Like Democrats in the U.S. who are swooning for Sanders – an avowed socialist who would almost certainly bring the party to ruin – the British Labor Party is facing the consequences of a radicalized base channeling anger over the economy into extremism.


Mississippi: Muslim threatens to kill all non-Muslims at hospital

Safa Alidoust74
“The Iranian was then sent to the hospital, and at the hospital he’s still threatening to kill anyone who isn’t a member of Islam or Muslim.” This was after he assaulted two sheriff’s deputies and threatened to set off a bomb while “praying to Allah.”
Note how defensive Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam is: “When we have somebody that’s making these threats, we know he’s Iranian, we know he’s a Muslim, and regardless what anybody says, dammit, they’ve killed people. So we have to take it seriously and we are.” Clearly, Adam is already anticipating charges of “Islamophobia” resulting from his daring to arrest a Muslim making terrorist threats: “regardless of what anybody says,” he says, they have to “take it seriously” — in other words, they can’t back down for fear of charges of “racism” and “bigotry” that he obviously knows will be coming, because they always do.
Meanwhile, Safa Alidoust does appear to be legitimately mentally ill. All too often authorities ascribe jihad activity as mental illness in order to cover up that it’s really jihad activity, but this business about praying in the nude does make it seem as if Alidoust has really gone round the bend. No sect of Islam requires nudity for prayer. Unfortunately, his mental illness does seem to have an aggressive, belligerent aspect that does have a heavy Islamic character.
More on this story. “Iranian national accused of assaulting Hancock County deputies,” by Al Showers, WLOX, August 31, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – An Iranian national arrested in Hancock County Sunday for allegedly making terrorist threats and assaulting two sheriff’s deputies will have a bond hearing Tuesday.
Authorities say they were forced to shut down a portion of I-10 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line for more than two hours after Safa Alidoust, 32, threatened to set off explosive devices he claimed were in his car. Sheriff’s officials say it’s a bizarre case.
“Got a call of a naked man on I-10, dispatchers dispatch a deputy out there. When he got there, the guy was naked. So he approaches him, he was talking to him, as they were talking he and the suspect get into a wrestling match,” said Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam.
The car Sheriff Adam said the suspect was driving was impounded behind the Sheriff’s Department and it had what is believed to be the suspect’s clothes on the floor board and passenger seat. The sheriff said while the interstate scuffle was going on, a second officer was sent to the scene.
Adam said the deputies, “Finally subdue him after about 10 or 15 minutes of fighting with him. Which in turn injured one of our officers.”
Adam said the scene became more intense after the suspect began making threats praying to Allah and saying he’s got a bomb and he’s going to blow everybody up. That’s when the sheriff says the Biloxi Bomb Squad was called.
“They x-rayed a couple of packages that were in the vehicle,” explained Sheriff Adam.
Fortunately no bomb was found in the car . But a background check on the suspect determined Alidoust is an Iranian national living in Lafayette, Louisiana on a work visa.
“And works for an oil company over there, a petroleum company., [sic] The Iranian was then sent to the hospital, and at the hospital he’s still threatening to kill anyone who isn’t a member of Islam or Muslim. When we have somebody that’s making these threats, we know he’s Iranian, we know he’s a Muslim, and regardless what anybody says, dammit, they’ve killed people. So we have to take it seriously and we are,” explained Adam.
The Sheriff said the suspect told his deputies he was nude because he is required to pray that way.
Adam said, “If that’s what they believe I can care less. They can do it. just [sic] don’t do it on the interstate.”…


Former U.S. Ambassador: EU Migrant Crisis Is Obama’s Fault, and America’s Problem Too

by Raheem Kassam 

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has issued a stark warning to the United States government, asserting that the EU migrant crisis doesn’t just threaten Europe and the United Kingdom, but has significant ramifications for U.S. national security and immigration policies too. He argues that Obama’s policy of “leading from behind” in the Middle East contributed significantly to the problem. Writing in his FoxNews column, in what may very well be the first time a major U.S. opinion former has recognised the problem, Amb. Bolton declares:
“One critical cause of Europe’s illegal-immigration spike is the growing chaos across the greater Middle East. This spreading anarchy derives, in substantial part, from Barack Obama’s deliberate policy of “leading from behind” by reducing U.S. attention to and involvement in the region. When America’s presence diminishes anywhere in the world, whatever minimal order and stability existed there can rapidly evaporate.”
“For years, the central cause of population movements into Europe was economic: North Africans crossed the narrow Strait of Gibraltar or headed to France or Italy. Turks and Arabs entered through Greece and Eastern Europe. Once into the European Union (“EU”), thanks to the Schengen Agreement, travel barriers are now almost nonexistent, and, as in the United States, illegal aliens can essentially travel freely. “
He continues:
“These concerns are legitimate, but there are deeper risks as well. Mirroring worries in Washington, there is a serious and rising Islamicist terrorist threat hidden within the tides of people seeking refuge.”
This latter claim is backed up by the most recent reports emanating from Bulgaria, which state that ISIS operatives have been attempting to cross into Europe.
Earlier this year, leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage warned: “When ISIS say they want to flood our continent with half a million Islamic extremists they mean it, and there is nothing in this document [Common European Asylum Policy] that will stop them. I fear we face a direct threat to our civilisation if we allow large numbers of people from that war torn region into Europe.”
And the problem is the same as that faced by the United States on its Mexican border, says Bolton.
“How many boat people and others who seem to be economically motivated are actually terrorists, perhaps trained by the Islamic State in Syria or Iraq, seeking to conceal themselves among economic migrants to gain access to Europe? This is the same issue America faces on the Mexican border.  Even the Obama administration recognizes the problem, as in 2011 when it indicted senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards officials for plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Washington, using drug-cartel hit men who regularly crossed the Mexican border illegally.”

“With the entire “European project” under enormous strain because of Greece’s financial crisis; increasing awareness of the EU’s “democratic deficit” whereby unelected Brussels bureaucrats wield enormous authority with essentially no accountability;  and growing unease about the lack of American international leadership under Barack Obama, it is no surprise Europeans are nervous, many close to panic.
“The lesson for the United States is that reducing our global influence does not increase international peace and security. Quite the opposite. Obama’s retreat from the Middle East, whether in the aftermath of Libya, his disinterest in the Islamic State’s continuing rise, or his surrender to Iran’s nuclear-weapons program, are all part of the larger pattern. Europe’s illegal immigration problem is our problem as well.”


Rotherham Whistleblowers Were Called Racists, Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake with the Paedophile Scandal and Homophobia

 paedophile scandal
by Raheem Kassam 

There has been a massive move to alter the trajectory of the Westminster paedophile scandal in recent weeks, with mainstream political commentators, politicians of all stripes, and even political party operatives laying themselves and their reputations on the line to seemingly distract from the core thrust of the investigations: child rape. The latest interference move has been run by the Spectator magazine, and surprisingly, the piece has been written by the not-so-establishment journalist Brendan O’Neill, who has contributed many praiseworthy comments to Britain’s political discourse in recent months. This however, is not one of them.
O’Neill says: “The Savile scandal has nurtured an ugly climate, where half-baked claims against any old celeb or politician are taken seriously and splashed across the papers, aided and abetted by police forces that have lost the plot and publicity-hungry politicians who stand up in parliament to say ‘I have evidence of a Westminster paedo ring!’ By which they mean some former drug addict phoned them once and claimed to have been tortured by a Tory.”
Perhaps. Or perhaps his own allegations here are baseless, unless he can produce the telephone transcripts from said drug addict. The parliamentarians willing to stand up and be counted on the issue should be lauded, not derided – although when Breitbart London enquired, Labour MP John Mann wouldn’t explain why he wouldn’t use parliamentary privilege to name the people he has said “should be in prison”.
But this speaks more to an establishment cover-up, as we know for certain there has been over the past few decades, rather than a sense of witch-hunting.
Political party members I know have been removed from their positions and persistently hounded for their stance on the paedophile scandal. Once again, the old boys’ network has swung into effect – and those implicated are being looked after by those who promised them political asylum.
You only have to look so far as Tim Fortescue, former Tory Whip’s interview from 1995 to see that this is not just true, but commonplace, and expected. He said:
“Anyone with any sense who was in trouble would come to the whips and tell them the truth, and say now, “I’m in a jam, can you help?” It might be debt, it might be a scandal involving small boys, or any kind of scandal which a member seemed likely to be mixed up in, they’d come and ask if we could help. And if we could, we did. We would do everything we can because we would store up brownie points. That sounds a pretty nasty reason but one of the reasons is, if we can get a chap out of trouble, he’ll do as we ask forever more.” [Emphases added]
Now, one of the liberal-left’s favourite new canards is being rolled out in defence of these people – and in defence against investigation and justice: homophobia.
Well, far be it from me to speculate: but isn’t the conflation between child rape and homophobia homophobic in itself?
I’m not saying there isn’t a very tiny minority out there who would utilise the paedophile scandal as a cover for their prejudices and prior grievances. But you’ve got to believe that such individuals would be so small in number, and so incoherent, that it would hardly have turned into a mainstream witch hunt on the back of their claims.
I’ve argued before against jumping to conclusions. But I’m going to argue against letting people off the hook purely on the basis that you might offend someone based on the sexuality. It is a risible standpoint.
We did this in Rotherham, when over 1400 girls were groomed and raped, and the establishment response was to put their fingers in their ears and scream, “La la la!” because they’d rather ignore they problem than be accused of “racism” towards the scores of mainly Pakistani men perpetrating the crimes.
Let’s not make this mistake again with regards the Westminster paedophile scandal.
There’s a fair, middle ground on issues with this level of sensitivity, and it is miles away from screaming, “Queers!” and equidistant from yelling, “Homophobe!”