Wednesday, September 19, 2018

German Police Raid Far-Left Rioters More than a Year After Violent Hamburg G20

German police in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, and North Rhine-Westphalia raided several properties belonging to members of the far-left scene arresting one man thought to have been involved in the Hamburg G20 riots last year.

Police in Hamburg say they have arrested a 35-year-old man in the Winterhude district of the city but have so far refused to comment on what he will be charged with, Die Weltreports.

The raids, which occurred Tuesday morning, all focused on far-left extremists who were involved in last year’s “Welcome to Hell” protests that descended into violence last July during the G20 summit and saw hundreds of police officers injured by black-clad Antifa members. Dozens of cars were also set on fire and shops were looted.

Hamburg’s police have also announced four Europe-wide arrest warrants for three men and a woman thought to have been heavily involved in the arson attacks and have requested the public come forward with any information they may have to help identify the suspects.The operation comes after a series of raids in Italy, Spain, France, and Switzerland earlier this year in May in connection with the riots.

A month after the violence, a report from the German Special Police (SOKO) claimed that far-left extremists had committed as many as 2,000 crimes during the G20.The report included investigations into 575 individual cases of property damage, 123 cases of arson, 330 cases of assault or bodily injury, 303 cases of breaching the peace, and 45 cases of resisting a police officer. Since then, investigators have expanded the number of cases to over 3,400.

The G20 violence led to the shutting down of one of the German far left’s most influential web portals, the website Linksunten, which was used by anonymous extremists to brag about acts of vandalism and violence as well as to post terror handbooks such as the infamous Prisma booklet that shows activists how to make remote detonated bombs and sabotage infrastructure.

Despite the shut down of Linksunten, Antifa extremists posted a new terror guide earlier this year ahead of a conference being put on by the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Augsburg. The so-called guide for “riot tourists” listed a website which also linked to Prisma and other extremist texts.

Arson attack on St. Lubentius Church in Kobern-Gondorf, Germany

Angekokeltes AltartuchBrandschäden an Heiliger Schrift

So far unknown arsonists vandalized the St-Lubentius church in Kobern. On the occasion of the fire brigade festival last Sunday, the church was opened to the public from 09:00 am to 7:00 pm. In the evening the church was closed again without further control. When the sexton opened the church on Monday morning, she noticed that the altar cloth had been fired at the Virgin Mary altar. As a first measure, she turned the cloth so that the fire damage was no longer noticed directly. For the rest of the day the church was open to the public again. When the sexton visited the church again in the evening, she had to notice another fire on this altar cloth. In addition, the wood of the altar had now also been damaged and fired. As the sexton continued to look around the church, she noticed two burn holes in the altar cloth on the other flanking altar. In addition, the book ("The Bible") on the book shelf in front of the Ambo (lectern) had also been damaged by fire at certain points. Please inform the police station Brodenbach: Tel. 02605/9802-1510

Germany: Syrian serial offender arrested

A 30-year-old Libyan was arrested by federal police today shortly after midnight at the upper station in Plauen. During the previous inspection, the police had found that the rejected asylum seeker currently residing in the district of Vogtlandkreis had received a warrant from the Chemnitz District Court to be remanded in custody. The warrant accuses him of numerous criminal offences, including attempted bodily harm, threats, theft, damage to property, and trespassing. During the search of the person in connection with his arrest, the task forces found him with plentifully three grams of marijuana, which resulted in a charge for violation of the Narcotics Law.

Germany: North African stabs 49-year-old German in dispute

On Monday evening, a knife attack took place in the German city of Dresden. According to police, a 49-year-old German got into an argument with a 28-year-old Tunisian, in which the latter suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed his opponent. The knife attack took place at Jakob-Winter square in Dresden's Prohlis district. The 49-year-old German had to be taken to hospital with stab wounds and cuts. By questioning eyewitnesses who had been at the scene of the crime, the officers had succeeded in finding out the address of the suspect. Shortly afterwards, the task forces were able to put the 28-year-old North African in his apartment. Investigations were started into the suspicion of a dangerous bodily injury.

Germany: A suspected Turk hits a bottle on the head of a homeless person

Early Wednesday morning, at 2:27 a.m., a 24-year-old  homeless man at the Square of German Unity in Wiesbaden was, according to his own statements, beaten several times on the head with a beer bottle by an unknown perpetrator. The victim suffered considerable injuries and had to be treated in a hospital. No information could be given about the background of the attack. The perpetrator is said to be a man over 30 years old. He was dressed in a white shirt and a black cap. According to the injured party, he is of Turkish origin. The 1st Police Department has taken over the investigation and asks witnesses or informers to call (0611) 345-2140.

Majority of Swedish Moderate Party Politicians Open to Governing Agreement with Populists

The majority of Swedish Moderate Party politicians would like to see party leader Ulf Kristersson open a dialogue for a potential governing agreement with the populist, anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats.

Moderate Party politicians across Sweden were asked Monday: “Do you think the Moderates will take power through negotiations with the Sweden Democrats if required?” Out of the 609 elected politicians, 324 advocated Kristersson reaching out to Sweden Democrats (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson, newspaper Expressen reports.

Some respondents noted that it was worthwhile to talk to Åkesson as past exclusion had not worked to prevent the growth of the SD. Another said: “We Moderates want the party in the Riksdag to actively pursue moderate policies and counteract socialism. If this is only possible with SD, it is worth negotiating with Åkesson.”

Ulf Adelsohn, former leader of the Moderates, has also pushed for talks with the populists saying: “I am far away from sharing the views of Communists, but we can still talk to them. The same goes for the SD. But according to the Swedish establishment opinion, it’s only okay to talk with the left.”Hanif Bali, an outspoken critic of social justice progressives and one of the party’s most popular figures, has also advocated ending the cordon sanitaire around the populists.

“I’m such a person who does not think I’m becoming a fascist by talking to a Swedish Democrats,” he said and noted that he would be willing to cooperate on issues the two parties agree on.Both parties have proposed policies that are tough on crime, including the option of using the Swedish military to aid police in vulnerable “no-go” areas and both want tougher lawson radical Islamic extremism.

A potential conservative-populist alliance could potentially form a majority in the Swedish parliament if other members of the centre-right Alliance also agree to cooperate with the Sweden Democrats.

Such a government would closely resemble the conservative-populist coalition in Austria in which the Austrian People’s Party led by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz formed a government with the populist Freedom Party led by Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Germany: A left-wing extremist as successor to Hans-Georg Maaßen, President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, who was overthrown by Ms Merkel ?

Brief information on Stefan J. Kramer, who is considered the successor to Hans-Georg Maaßen:

Stephan Joachim Kramer (* 1968 in Siegen), German political official and studied social pedagogue.

Stephan J. Kramer was first appointed to the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, which cooperates with left-wing radical groups, as a board member. Subsequently, on 1 December 2015, Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (Left-wing Party) appointed Stefan J. Kramer as President of the Thuringia Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

International election observers ruled that cheating occurred in 46 per cent of the 250 Swedish polling stations they visited

Since the general election earlier this month, Valprövningsnämnden (an election authority) has received over 400 complaints regarding voter fraud.

The reports vary from missing ballots to inappropriate interference to accusations of manipulated computers, figures and results.

In addition, 25 international election observers ruled that cheating occurred in 46 per centof the 250 polling stations they visited – and in the vast majority of cases polling staff did not intervene to prevent the practice.The election authority will continue to receive complaints until 26 September. They will then investigate the complaints and decide if any wrongdoings have occurred. Their investigation is expected to be completed no earlier than December.

However, unless they find evidence of systematic and serious voter fraud, the chances of a re-election are very small.

On the 25th of September Parliament reopens after the summer break. Their first task is to form a government. The speaker proposes a prime minister candidate and the parliamentarians vote for or against, or put their vote down. If they succeed in agreeing on a person, he or she is commissioned to form a government. If they fail four times, new elections will be held within three months.Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the right-wing anti-mass migration party Sweden Democrats, has said that if SD is shut off from influence by the other parties, the party will try to force a new election.

Various experts believe that the Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson will be chosen.

Few believe the current PM, Social Democrat Stefan Löfven, will remain in office.Then there’s Annie Lööf – the leader of the Centre Party. Her party only got 8.6 per cent of the votes – but last year she was invited to, and participated in the Bilderberg meeting. This might be totally irrelevant – and it could of course be a coincidence that Sweden’s former, and current PM Fredrik Reinfeldt and Stefan Löfven attended the meeting the year before they were elected.

In a couple of months we’ll know. Right now, all we know is that Sweden is a political mess. Hopefully, it will sort itself out in the best possible way.

African migrants ready to make WAR on Salvini

Germany: Merkel's state television station ZDF turns the camera off while the father of the German murdered by asylum seekers in Köthen gives a speech.

Germany: Suspect for murder of Daniel H. in Chemnitz released

After the violent death of Daniel H. in Chemnitz, the suspected Iraqi Yousif A. is released. Daniel H. had been stabbed to death at the end of August. Two suspects, a Syrian and an Iraqi, were then arrested. The reason: Yousif A. claims not to have been directly involved in the crime. He had only stood a few metres away and observed the crime. The other suspect, a Syrian, is still in custody. This information comes from Yousif A.'s attorney. The information about the release of the Iraqi is currently coming from broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR and newspaper Süddeutscher Zeitung, which in turn refer to Yousif A.'s lawyer. 

A comment 

Those who are familiar with the sentiment in Chemnitz increasingly get the impression that the Merkel system wants to provoke more and more civil war in Germany. And then the question arises: Cui bono? What does a regime that is in any case increasingly developing into a more left-wing dictatorship expect from a further destabilization of Germany? (David Berger)

Father of Terror Victim Ebba Åkerlund Demands Immigration Rules Investigation to Prevent More Killings

Ebba Akerlund

The father of terror victim Ebba Åkerlund has demanded a new commission be set up to look into Sweden’s migration policies and answer why terrorist and failed asylum seeker Rakhmat Akilov was allowed to remain in the country.

Stefan Åkerlund lost his 11-year-old daughter Ebba during the Stockholm terror attack in 2017 and is now demanding more action be taken to hold politicians and others accountable for not doing enough to prevent the attack, writing an opinion article for Swedish newspaper Expressen.

Slamming a “headless migration policy and authorities that did not do their job” the bereaved father wrote of a dysfunctional state that had failed in its responsibilities.

Mr Åkerlund referenced the fact that radical Islamic terrorist Akilov, who came to Sweden from Uzbekistan seeking asylum, had been rejected for refugee status six months prior to the attack and said: “The fact that the Migration Board and the Police did not do their job and deport a person who was here illegally, resulted in my daughter losing her life which forever destroyed my own life.”After slamming the Social Democrat-Green party government Åkerlund said: “These politicians have not done anything to investigate how it could happen. How society could have acted differently to prevent the deed.”To hold those in power to account for failures to prevent the 2017 attack, Mr Åkerlund proposed a commission of leaders and experts from business and civil society independent of the government that would assess “the responsibility of authorities and individual executives” after attacks and “propose appropriate consequences for those responsible”.

In the attack, Islamic-State inspired failed asylum seeker Rakhmat Akilov stole a delivery truck and drove it at speed down a pedestrianised shopping street, killing five and seriously injuring 14. Ebba Åkerlund was the youngest victim of the attack and was torn apart by the truck on impact.

The proposal is not the first time Mr Åkerlund has spoken out since the death of his daughter. Earlier this year he threatened to sue the government for not doing enough to prevent Ebba’s murder.

The mother of Ebba, Jeanette Åkerlund, also made an appearance earlier this year during the trial of Rakhmat Akilov to confront the man who murdered her child.

“I have been deprived of the life I had. It’s a shock to realise that I’ll never see Ebba grow, become a student, fall in love, marry, and have children. The pain cannot be described,” she said.

Akilov was later found guilty of terrorism and multiple counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Support up for Poland's ruling conservatives: poll

Poland’s ruling conservatives led by the Law and Justice (PiS) party would win 38 percent of the vote if elections were to be held this week, according to a new poll.
The country's governing United Right coalition brings together Law and Justice, Jarosław Gowin’s Porozumienie (Alliance) party and Zbigniew Ziobro’s Solidarna Polska (United Poland) grouping. Support for the ruling conservatives has gone up 2 percentage points since a similar survey in May, pollster Kantar Millward Brown SA said. Meanwhile, the Civic Platform (PO), the country’s largest opposition party, can count on 21 percent support, a drop of 7 percentage points from May, according to the survey, which was commissioned by private broadcaster TVN. The Nowoczesna (Modern) party is third on 7 percent, followed by the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) and Janusz Korwin-Mikke’s Freedom Party, each with 5 percent support.,Support-up-for-Polands-ruling-conservatives-poll

Sweden: Anti-Immigration Party Becomes Kingmaker

A strong showing by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats in the Swedish elections on September 9 drained away so many votes from the establishment parties that the two main parliamentary blocs were left virtually tied and far short of a governing majority.
The Sweden Democrats won 17.5% of the vote and emerged as the third-largest party in the country, according to the official election results released on September 16. The result, a 4.6% improvement on the 12.9% it won in 2014, placed the Sweden Democrats into a situation of holding the balance of power in the next parliament.
Incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's center-left Social Democrats came in first, with 28.3% of the vote — the party's worst result in more than 100 years. The center-right Moderate party came in second, with 19.8% of the vote, a 3.5% drop from 2014.
With eight political parties in the Swedish Parliament, the establishment parties traditionally have organized themselves into two rival parliamentary blocs: On the left, the Social Democrats and their allies garnered 40.7% of the vote. On the right, the Moderates and their allies won 40.3% of the vote.
Although the Sweden Democrats are now in a position to play kingmaker in Parliament, the mainstream blocs have vowed not to cooperate with them because of their "nationalist" positions on immigration and the European Union.
Sweden, with a largely homogenous population of around 10 million people, received nearly 500,000 asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East since 2010. The arrival of so many overwhelmingly male migrants from different cultural and religious backgrounds has created massive social upheaval, including a surge in sexual assaults and gang violence in cities and towns across Sweden.
The Sweden Democrats campaigned on a promise to curb immigration, restrict family reunifications, speed up deportations and crack down on migrant crime. Party leader Jimmie Åkesson also warned that mass migration poses an existential threat to Sweden's social welfare system. With tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, of migrants receiving welfare payments without having made any contributions, the current welfare system seems destined to collapse, he said.
Pre-election polls showed that the anti-immigration message was resonating with Swedish voters. A YouGov poll published on September 5 — just four days before the election — showed that support for the Sweden Democrats was at 24.8%, compared to 23.8% for the Social Democrats and 16.5% for the Moderates. In other words, the poll suggested that the Sweden Democrats had become the largest party in Sweden.
Observers have proffered several theories to explain the disconnect between the polls and the final election results. Some commentators have pointed to efforts by the mainstream parties to portray the Sweden Democrats as "far right," "racist," and "neo-Nazi" due to the party's supposedly "nationalist" and "populist" stance on immigration. The stigma of voting for the Sweden Democrats may have given some voters pause.
During a televised debate in October 2016, for example, Prime Minister Löfven called the Sweden Democrats "a Nazi party, a racist party." He also claimed that "swastikas are still in use at their meetings." The Sweden Democrats accused Löfven of slander and threatened to report him to the Parliament's Constitutional Committee. Jonas Millard, the party's representative on that committee, said:
"When Sweden's prime minister claims that the Sweden Democrats are a Nazi party, it is not just a lie, but also completely lacking in understanding of history and lacking in respect for all those millions of people who have been exposed to real Nazism."
Löfven later relented and said that his words had been taken out of context. Since then, however, Löfven has repeatedly accused the Sweden Democrats of having links to Nazism, even though Åkesson, who became party leader in 2005, has applied a zero-tolerance policy toward racism and has expelled members suspected of extremism.
A day before the September 9, 2018 election, Löfven again branded the Sweden Democrats as racist:
"We are not going to retreat one millimeter in the face of hatred and extremism wherever it shows itself.
"Again, and again, and again, they show their Nazi and racist roots, and they are trying to destroy the European Union at a time when we need that co-operation the most."
Meanwhile, the Social Democrats invested eight million Swedish krona ($850,000; €770,000) of taxpayer money to encourage voter participation among migrants. That strategy appears to have paid off: in Stockholm's Rinkeby district, where nine out of ten residents are immigrants, the Social Democrats received 77% of the vote while the Sweden Democrats won only 3%.
A similar pattern took place in Sweden's five dozen other no-go zones (Swedish police euphemistically refer to them as "vulnerable areas"), although a detailed analysis of the election results by the Swedish-Czech author Katerina Janouch and her colleague Peter Lindmark show that the Sweden Democrats are making gains among migrants, especially among women who are concerned about rampant crime and the imposition of Islamic sharia law.
Others believe that election fraud may have benefited the mainstream parties at the expense of the Sweden Democrats. It remains unclear how widespread voter irregularities were, and what if any impact they may have had on the final election results. The Swedish police, however, received more than 2,300 reports of potential crimes linked to this year's election. The complaints include voter intimidation, including threats of violence against property or persons.
Separately, the Swedish Election Authority (Valmyndigheten), the central authority responsible for conducting elections, received more than 400 complaints of alleged voter fraud, and prosecutors are now investigating possible crimes in connection with the election, according to the newspaper Aftonbladet.
An international team of 25 election observers, "Democracy Volunteers," deployed throughout polling stations in Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg, Uppsala and Västerås — in total, the team observed over 250 polling stations across these locations — found irregularities in 46% of the stations visited.
The team expressed particular concern over the lack of secrecy in voting. In Sweden, each party has separate ballot papers with the party name prominently displayed, and voters pick the party-specific ballot of their choice from a stand inside the polling station.
The picking of ballot papers takes place in public, so anyone present can observe which party's ballot paper the voter will choose. As a result, some voters may have felt intimidated and reluctant to publicly reveal that they wanted to vote for the Sweden Democrats.
The election observers also criticized family voting, a practice in which Swedish electoral authorities allow more than one voter (normally from the same family) to enter the polling booth together, ostensibly to ensure that the more literate family member can assist the less literate ones to correctly fill in the ballot paper.
The election observers concluded:
"We are concerned about the significant level of family voting where women, older voters and the infirm can be guided or even instructed how to vote by another family member....
"A key aspect of voting is that a voter should have their individual right to cast their own vote independently and without the interference, or even knowledge of another voter.
"We feel this may be a way of suppressing some voters from freely choosing their own choice without the knowledge of others and we would recommend that the Swedish election authorities look at this as part of their own review in due course."
In a study entitled, "Is Voting in Sweden Secret," Jørgen Elklit of the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University wrote that family voting is a long-standing problem in Sweden and appears to be especially prevalent in immigrant communities:
"This type of help to disadvantaged voters obviously also puts repressed family members in a complicated situation, if they want to vote differently from their repressors. Family voting was rather common in the former Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe....
"It was very surprising (almost unbelievable) to read in the ... election observation report from the 2014 Swedish elections ... that the observers noted a considerable amount of family voting in Stockholm. There are ... indications that this phenomenon is primarily seen in polling districts with relatively many voters of non-Swedish background."
Other election irregularities include:
  • In Botkyrka, the Moderates party was offered 3,000 votes by local Muslim leaders in exchange for a construction permit to build a mosque. The party waited until two days before the election to reject the offer. Public prosecutors are now probing whether the offer was a criminal offense.
  • In Degerfors, a Social Democrat politician allegedly offered to pay voters 500 Swedish krona ($55; €50) in exchange for their votes. In the same town, a Social Democrat politician allegedly followed voters into a polling station, and then accompanied them to the ballot box. The politician, who has not been named, is being investigated for improperly influencing voters.
  • In Eda, a Social Democrat politician allegedly helped voters fill in their ballots.
  • In Falu, hundreds of ballots were invalidated because they were delivered late by the postal service.
  • In Filipstad, the Moderates party filed a complaint with election authorities after men were observed entering the polling station with women, picking the ballot papers for them and then following them to the ballot box to ensure that they voted for the Social Democrats. The Election Committee Chairperson in Filipstad, Helene Larsson Saikoff, herself a Social Democrat, said that she did not see any problem with the practice of family voting: "It is up to the voter if she wants to be accompanied by her husband or some good friend."
  • In Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden, some polling stations excluded ballot papers for the Sweden Democrats.
  • In Heby, a recount of votes resulted in significant differences between the results on election night. When asked how this could be, the chairman of the electoral committee in Heby, Rickert Olsson blamed the "human factor" which was due to "fatigue."
  • In Märsta, poll workers advised voters not to seal their ballot envelopes. Sweden Democrats said that the envelopes could have been tampered with.
Elsewhere, the newspaper Metro reported that ballot papers for the Sweden Democrats were stolen from the Swedish embassies in Berlin, London and Madrid, thereby making it impossible for Swedish "expats" in those areas to vote for the Sweden Democrats.
"In all the election observations I have been on, I have never seen a choice as undemocratic as the one in Sweden," said Danish MP Michael Aastrup Jensen, a veteran election observer who monitored the Swedish election in a private capacity. "It is far from the European standard."
Similar allegations of voter fraud surfaced in 2014 election. At the time, The Sweden Report wrote:
"For starters, a number of mailmen have officially protested delivering voting cards from the Sweden Democrats (SD), the third-largest party in the country, because they do not agree with the politics of the party....
"There are several reports from Stockholm, Gothenburg, Laholm and Halmstad where the envelopes from SD have clearly been opened and resealed. The content has been removed or in some cases replaced with voting cards from other parties....
"Other irregularities against SD includes stolen voting cards at the pre-voting locations, and in one case a more advanced scheme: Someone had switched SD municipality voting cards with those of a neighboring municipality, making it very easy to cast an invalid vote.
"As if that wasn't enough, there's the risk of tampering by the election administrators themselves. In the May election for the EU-parliament, a noted case involved a vote counter openly debating whether to simply throw away the stack of SD votes on Facebook."
Meanwhile, information about an official EU report, which concluded that Sweden has the worst border controls in the European Union, was allegedly kept from voters until after the elections were over, according to the newspaper Expressen.
The report warned that Swedish border guards are poorly trained and lack basic knowledge about how to detect counterfeit passports and other travel documents used by fake asylum seekers and returning jihadis. The report said that the problem is especially acute at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport, the main airport in Sweden, and recommended that Frontex, the EU border control authority, be deployed to help Sweden to secure its external border.
Several border control officers interviewed by Expressen said that officials at the Ministry of Justice deemed the report to be "politically explosive" and that it "should therefore be kept secret until the election was completed." Justice Minister Morgan Johansson denied the accusations.
Some observers argued that the Social Democrats managed to eke out a success in the 2018 election only by adopting some of the immigration proposals advocated by the Sweden Democrats. In May 2018, for example, Prime Minister Löfven, in an effort to stanch the bleeding of votes, announced a plan to tighten asylum rules, improve border controls and cut welfare benefits for migrants whose asylum applications have been rejected.
Others noted that by making the election primarily about immigration, and by forcing the established parties to harden their policies on asylum, the Sweden Democrats emerged as the actual winners.
The leader of the Sweden Democrats, Jimmie Åkesson, addressing the Danish People's Party's annual meeting in Herning, Denmark on September 15, said it would be impossible for the other parties in Sweden to shut his party out of influence in the negotiations to form the next government:
"They make every effort to form a new government without giving us influence. But it will be impossible to keep us out. The sooner they realize it, the faster we will avoid chaos."
The scale of the challenge facing Sweden is daunting. A recent study by the Pew Research Center estimated that even if all immigration were immediately to stop, the proportion of Muslims in Sweden would still rise to more than 11% of the overall population by 2050. A medium migration scenario places Sweden's Muslim population at 20.5% in 30 years; a high migration scenario places the Muslim population at 30.6%.

A German Doctor writes on the reality of the migrant wave

Merkel To Fire Domestic Intelligence Chief Who Questioned Chemnitz ‘Migrant Hunt’ Narrative

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will allegedly fire the head of the country’s domestic intelligence service after he countered claims of “migrant hunts” during one of the many Chemnitz protests.

Government sources claim that the German leader has decided to relieve Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) chief Hans-Georg Maassen of his post following a number of incidents including his rejection of a video that allegedly showed angry demonstrators in Chemnitz “hunting” migrants following the murder of Daniel Hillig, Die Welt reports.

The sources claim that Merkel decided the fate of the spy chief over the weekend, telling several members of her coalition government that Maassen would be replaced because he had interfered with domestic politics.While the government refused to comment on the reports, deputy government spokeswoman Martina Fietz indicated that the Tuesday meeting between Merkel, who heads the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Social Democrats (SPD) leader Andrea Nahles, and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader and federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, would see the issue openly discussed.According to Die Welt, Maassen, who is backed by Interior Minister Seehofer, told members of the CDU and CSU: “Horst Seehofer told me that if I fall, then he will fall.”

SPD vice-chairman Ralf Stegner welcomed the reports saying: “Mr Maassen is unacceptable in his post because he has massively damaged the confidence in the security organs of our liberal democracy. This is a dangerous process in the current political situation.”

Last week SPD general secretary, Lars Klingbeil, also called on Merkel to remove Maassen.

The pressure to get rid of the BfV head comes after he commented on a video following theChemnitz protests which were in reaction to the killing of local Daniel Hillig, allegedly by asylum seekers.

The video, which many claimed showed locals “hunting” migrants was dismissed by Maassen who told German tabloid Bild: “I share the scepticism towards media reports of right-wing extremists chasing down [foreigners] in Chemnitz.”

“Based on my cautious assessment, there are good reasons to believe that this was intentional false information, possibly to detract attention from the murder in Chemnitz,” he added.

Maassen has also been accused of passing along unpublished information to the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) which now serves as the official opposition in the German parliament. He is also accused of advising the AfD on how to avoid being put under surveillance but has denied the allegations.

Monday, September 17, 2018


When a hurricane comes, fake reporters stand in ponds or lean into the wind. Real reporters confront looters, as this brave woman, Chelsea Donovan of WECT, does in North Carolina, chasing them down and demanding answers.
Her attempts to shame them are utterly futile. The Democrat base knows no shame. Hasn't even the faintest concept of it. And it's only a question of when the left, which believes that looting is a human right, decides to label her something alliterative, e.g. Permit Patty, and demand her firing.

A little flashback courtesy of Newsweek.
As the day wore on, the turmoil increased. Looting and burning swept down 14th Street and 7th Street, two of the ghetto's main thoroughfares, then spread south to the shopping district just east of the White House. On the sidewalk in front of the Justice Department's headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, shirt-sleeved DOJ staffers watched helplessly as looters cleaned out Kaufman's clothing store. The story was the same all over. Without the force to control the situation, the cops let the looters run wild. The result was an eerie, carni­val atmosphere. Jolly blacks dashed in and out of shattered shop windows carry­ing their booty away in plain sight of the Law. Others tooled through the shopping districts in late-model cars, pausing to 611 them with loot and then speeding off­ only to stop obediently for red lights.
Looters stopped on the sidewalks to try on new sports jackets and to doff their old shoes for stolen new ones. Only rare­ly did police interfere. At the corner of 14th and G Streets, police braced a Ne­gro over a car. On the hood were several pairs of shoes. "They killed my brother, they killed Luther King," the culprit cried. "Was he stealing shoes when they killed him?" retorted a cop.
White reporters moved among the plunderers with impunity. "Take a good look, baby," a looter cried to a carload of newsmen as he emerged from a liquor store on H Street. "In fact, have a bottle"—and he tossed a fifth of high-priced Scotch into the car. Young black girls and mothers, even 7- and 8-year-old children, roamed the streets with shopping carts, stocking up on gro­ceries. "Cohen's is open," chirped one woman to friends as she headed for a sacked dry-goods store with the noncha­lance of a matron going marketing. "Take everything you need, baby," Negroes called to each other from shattered store windows. Mingling with the crowds on Pennsylvania Avenue were observers from the German, French, Japanese, Norwegian and other embassies, taking notes to cable home. "It's a revolution," a French Embassy attache remarked to his companion.
There was little fighting in Chicago. But at least nine Negroes were killed there, mostly in the act of looting. As elsewhere, the police who pegged shots at looters were the exceptions to the rule. And so the plundering went on al­most unopposed. Along Kedzie Avenue on the West Side, Negroes carried arm­fuls and cartloads of booty from ravaged storefronts. "I'm a hard man and I want some revenge," explained one. "King's dead and he ain't ever gonna get what he wanted. But we're alive, man, and we're getting what we want."

'Bums': Nearby, a Negro woman begged the vandals to stop. "Come out of that store and leave that stuff," she shouted. "You all nothing but bums. Ain't we got enough trouble with our neigh­borhood burning down? Where are those people gonna live after you burn them down?"
Unhearing—or uncaring—the looters ignored her.
And what happens if the stores don't reopen? Society will take the blame for creating a "food desert". It's never the fault of the looters.