Wednesday, August 31, 2016

One Year After Migrant Crisis Peak Merkel’s Party Crashes In Polls, AfD Up

Support for Angela Merkel’s conservatives has slipped as more voters turn to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), a poll showed on Wednesday, a year after the chancellor prompted criticism by saying Germany would cope with the migrant crisis. A Forsa poll showed support for her conservatives, still the biggest group, had fallen to 33 percent, down two points from last week and eight points from a year ago. The AfD rose two points to 12 percent, their second-highest level this year. About a year before the next federal election, the survey highlights growing dissatisfaction with Merkel, chancellor for more than a decade, since her decision to adopt an open-door refugee policy.Around a million migrants, many from war zones like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, arrived in Germany last year, triggering fears about the costs and integration which have boosted support for the right-wing AfD. To stem the influx, Merkel championed an EU deal with Turkey which has prompted accusations that she has cosied up to an authoritarian leader with a patchy human rights record. In an interview published on Wednesday, Merkel said Germany and other EU countries had for too long ignored the looming refugee crisis. Merkel’s conservatives face heavy losses in two upcoming regional elections, the first on Sunday in eastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and on Sept. 18 in the city of Berlin. The AfD is widely expected to make big gains in both. The Forsa poll showed support for all other parties was unchanged with the Social Democrats (SPD), who share power with Merkel’s conservatives on 22 percent. The poll also showed that 62 percent of Germans thought the government’s overhaul of civil defenses, which told citizens to stock up on water and food in the event of a terrorist attack or national catastrophe, announced last week, was scaremongering.
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Up To Half Of Germany’s Million-Plus ‘Refugees’ Working Illegally

 by Liam Deacon

More than 300,000 of the million-plus ‘refugees’ who entered Germany last year are working illegally in the country. Germany national Broadcaster NRD, who made the calculation, also claimed that Arabic-speaking activists working in asylum centres were frequently helping migrants find illegal jobs in return for payments and bribes.
NRD said there was no way knowing numbers precisely, but that they had come to their conclusions after interviewing social workers, activists, and employees in the asylum industry, as well as migration experts in a number of major German cities.
Experts at the universities of Tuebingen and Linz said 30 per cent of all new migrants could be working illegally, but activists and social workers in Lower Saxony and Berlin said the number could be as high as 50 per cent.
Such significant numbers suddenly entering the labour market, without paying taxes, could cause disruption for native workers and drive down wages.
Even though Germany’s official statistics office puts last year’s influx at 1.1 million – the highest net immigration of foreigners ever recorded in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany – others have said it could be as high as 1.5 or even 2 million.
The broadcaster also documented several cases of activists exploiting migrants and helping them break the law.
Police in the Hamburg region told of a former employee of a refugee shelter in the town of Neu Wulmstorf who is suspected of “exploiting the plight of refugees for personal gain”.
The refugee centre employee, who spoke Arabic, offered refugee accommodation and privileges in the shelter as well as illicit jobs in exchange for kickbacks.
The accused man allegedly offered one refugee “an unregistered job at a discotheque in Hamburg’s Reeperbahn district” in exchange for “paying half of the wage to him”, the asylum seeker, who declined the offer, told NDR.
“Refugees” in Germany receive free food and accommodation while their asylum applications are processed, but some like to work for extra money to send abroad.
“They [refugees] have to provide for their families back home” as well as to pay human traffickers, a social worker in Hamburg explained to NDR.
“Some of them become really desperate, and leave the accommodation and are gone for two or three weeks, or leave in the morning and return in the evening,” he added.
Others aim to build up their skills in preparation for their lives in the West.
“Actually, I do not want to work illegally, I know that what I do is wrongful, it is a crime. However, I will not find any job otherwise,” one migrant told the broadcaster.

Couple Brutally Attacked For Ordering Ham On Their Pizza

 by Virginia Hale

Two men who attacked a young couple for eating a pizza topped with ham have been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Youness Boussaid and Fatah Bouzid, both 27, launched a brutal attack on the pair after warning them they would “go to hell” because the pizza they were eating contained ham.
The victims left Le Mix Bar, a nightclub in Cambrésis, France, where they had spent the evening, and ordered pizza from a nearby food vendor. They were approached by Boussaid and Bouzid soon after, who offered the young couple cocaine.
Noticing ham on the pizza, the two Arabs told the pair they would “go to hell” for eating it. Islam forbids the consumption of meat from pigs.
Seeking to humiliate the woman, the assailants caressed her blonde hair and forced fingers into her nose, which caused her to fall and lose consciousness. When her companion tried to protect her, the two Arabs began to beat the young man before security staff from Le Mix Bar intervened.
Boussaid and Bouzid then fled in a German sedan rented in Belgium, whose registration plate led to the men being identified after a long police investigation.
The two men were identified by the pizza chef, the victims, and another witness, and photos certified their presence at the scene yet the two men denied all the facts in court. The pair were sentenced to a year and six months in prison, and ordered to each pay €1,500 in damages.
In June, Muslims attacked a waitress in Nice after seeing her serve alcohol during Ramadan, leaving the woman with large facial haematoma.
In the same Nice neighbourhood, three men were given suspended sentences for repeatedly threatening, then physically assaulting, a Muslim baker they accused of being un-Islamic for serving ham sandwiches and alcohol at his shop.
The Socialist Party government in France appears to be turning a blind eye to the growing problem of members of their Muslim minority holding non-Muslims and their lifestyles in contempt.
Instead, they launched a €100 million campaign against “populism” earlier this year in an attempt to stop people from voting for the anti mass-migration Front National.

Migrants Sexually Harass Young Teen Girls In Swimming Pool

 by Chris Tomlinson

Migrants in Germany are accused of sexually harassing several young girls at a swimming pool in Essen over the weekend. Yet more migrants stand accused of trying to sexually abuse underage girls at a swimming pool in Germany. In the German town of Essen several girls at an outdoor pool, aged between 12 and 13 years, are said to have been approached by migrants over the weekend who tried to sexually abuse them.
Two incidents occurred on Saturday and Sunday at the Grugabad swimming pool, the largest outdoor pool in the city, reports Die Welt.
The first incident on Saturday occurred when two migrant men aged 20 and 24 approached two girls aged 12 and 13 in an attempt to sexually harass and abuse them. According to police the pair of adult migrants “approached the victims in a sexual manner” and claimed that a younger migrant, aged 13, was also involved in the incident.
Another 13-year-old is said to have yelled at the men in Arabic to stop as security confronted the men and detained them until police arrived.
On Sunday a 13-year-old girl was approached by a 33-year-old migrant and was sexually assaulted. Her 17-year-old sister witnessed the assault and she and a 15-year-old friend immediately confronted the migrant, preventing the escalation of the assault further.
The attacker fled the swimming pool but was later tracked down by security who detained the man until police arrested him a short time later.
While both incidents are being investigated by the Essen police, the sexual assault of young girls in swimming pools has become a heated issue in Germany and Austria.
Swimming pools have become the site of numerous incidents of sexual assault ranging from unwanted sexual touching to rapes by migrants – mostly on underage victims. In Austria one case saw a ten-year-old boy so brutally raped by a migrant that he had to be hospitalised.
The migrant later claimed that he committed the crime because it was a “sexual emergency”.
In response, some pools have tried to ban migrants from their facilities entirely but faced public backlashes and accusations of racism by leftists. In perhaps the most bizarre proposal to combat the sex assaults, the town of Bodensee has given out temporary tattoos to young girls that say “NO!” in hopes it will dissuade migrants from attacking them.
While some in Germany like Joachim Heuser of the German Bathing Society claim that there is little correlation between the mass migrant influx over the past year and sexual assaults in swimming pools, a leaked report from German police stated that sexual assaults were on the rise and most perpetrators were migrants.

‘Flirt Expert’ To Teach Migrants How To Pick Up German Women

by Chris Tomlinson

A so-called “flirt expert” will be teaching migrants in Essen, Germany, how to flirt and use dating sites so they can pick up German women. Horst Wenzel describes himself as Germany’s number one “flirt coach” on his website Flirt University. Mr. Wenzel is now undertaking a controversial new project aimed at helping new migrants to Germany pick up German women both in real life and on online dating websites.
According to Mr. Wenzel, flirting and picking up girls is a large part of the integration process and hopes that the migrants will “fall in love with Germany” – or at least their women, reports German paper Westen Allgemeine Zeitung.
Reading like a mix pick up artistry and self-help coaching, the Flirt University website claims that it helps people make connections with members of the opposite sex. On the page that is advertised toward men it says that the courses will teach how to get phone numbers from attractive girls, and how to perform the perfect kiss. The group also claims that their methods will work to get men a “hot wife” even if they are merely “ordinary”.
The credentials page on the site does not list any academic or formal qualifications but rather a litany of praise from German media such as the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau who called the programme the “driving school for flirting”.
Mr. Wenzel, 27, says that he is excited to start the workshop for migrants on September 6th, facilitated by the Workers’ Welfare Association (AWO) who are a government funded labour movement agency dedicated to “solidarity, tolerance, freedom, equality and justice”.
The flirt coach told German press: “I feel that the refugees’ important basic needs are met in many places now. But love is also a very important basic need. And love is also integration to me.”
One of the topics that will be discussed at the workshop will be the subject of online dating. Online dating is a “very popular” subject according to Mr. Wenzel. He claimed that he wanted to help migrants be more successful at picking up girls on dating apps, likely to be used for casual sexual encounters.
On the Flirt University website the group claims that their techniques do not involve “magic or stupid tricks”, but rather “the aim is to develop a more confident and interesting personality”.
For Mr. Wenzel the cultural differences of men from the Middle East and North Africa and their views toward women are not overly important. He says that he looks at the migrants as wanting affection and refused to have any “prejudice” toward the attitudes of the migrants beforehand.
Earlier this year in Germany a sexual health councillor also taught migrants how to properly flirt with German girls. The seminar ran by NGO Pro Familia attempted to teach migrants about sexual health issues and treatment of women. The Flirt University course is much more explicit in teaching migrants the best ways to attract German girls and pick them up from bars and online.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Minister: Send Migrants Home, Germans Don’t Want a Multicultural Society

 by Virginia Hale

Bavaria’s finance minister has recommended Germany send migrants home, as integrating such a large number of people from such foreign cultures is impossible. Markus Söder said that rather than facilitating family reunions, politicians should push for the “return of several hundreds of thousands of refugees in the next three years.” In an interview with Spiegel, the Christian Social Union (CSU) minister noted that large areas of migrants countries of origin are safe and said that Germans don’t want a multicultural society.
The Christian Social Union (CSU) minister told the news magazine: “Even with the best intentions, it will not work to integrate successfully that many people from a completely foreign culture.
“Germans do not want a multicultural society. Anyone who wants to live here must adapt to our values and not vice-versa”, Mr Söder added.
The CSU politician noted that many areas in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq are now recognised as being safe, and highlighted that German laws state asylum seekers should be returned to their home countries, if their grounds for seeking asylum no longer apply.
The minister said: “The civil war in Syria will also end sometime soon.
“The Asylum Procedure Law stipulates that people return to their home when they no longer have reason to flee.”
Mr Söder contended that Germany must prioritise returning migrants who no longer have a right to asylum, over enabling family reunification.
The minister said migrants pose a security threat, and called for the protection of German citizens to be given priority.
Criticising Chancellor Merkel’s response to terrorism on German soil, Mr Söder said: “I think the citizens would have preferred a different message after the attacks”
In July, after Germany was struck by four dramatic attacks in one week, the minister branded Merkel’s decision to open the borders a “historic mistake”.
Mr Söder argued that the Chancellor’s oft-quoted “we can do it” rhetoric on migrants sends the wrong message. Declaring German society “under attack”, the CSU minister said:“The best protection against terrorism is to have no terrorists in the country. Therefore, the immigration must be reduced.”
More than a million migrants entered Germany in 2015 and authorities say they are expecting 300,000 to arrive this year. Politicians last month admitted that the influx is set to cost taxpayers more than €30 billion a year.

Angela Merkel UNDER FIRE as support for political coup in Germany grow

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has been put under more pressure after the leader of her sister party refused to endorse her for another term. Horst Seehofer, the chairman of the CSU party, which shares power in Germany along with Mrs Merkel’s CDU party, said it was “stupid” to discuss another term now, amid growing anger of her rule among the population. He said both parties should wait until closer to next year’s election before deciding who should represent the alliance. Mr Seehofer said: “I think this is a really stupid discussion. That’s all cheese and baloney.”The President of Bavaria added only “Mickey Mouse” and “ordinary sailors” would discuss Mrs Merkel’s future with confidence at the current time, but warned: “No one can remain at the mercy of someone else”. Rumours are growing that Mr Seehofer and the CSU may put forward another name as leader of the two party’s alliance ahead of next year’s election - or even break-away completely. Ms Merkel herself has done little to quell these rumours, saying: “I will comment on that at the appropriate time. I’m sticking to that.”This controversy comes at a time the Chancellor’s approval ratings in Germany continue to drop, with a majority of Germans now opposing Mrs Merkel taking power for another four-year term. According to a poll by Emnid, 50 per cent of people opposed Mrs Merkel serving another term beyond the 2017 election. Just 42 per cent want her to remain. In November, the same poll found only only 45 per cent opposed another term with 45 per cent in favour of her remaining. Ms Merkel's popularity has plummeted due to her controversial open-door migrant policy, which has been attributed by some to a rise in crime. With 300,000 more migrants expected to arrive in Germany during 2016, this anger is expected to grow as next year's election approaches, leaving Mrs Merkel's future as Chancellor in the balance.

Was a 16 year old girl killed by political correctness?

By Rick Moran 

A 16 year old British girl committed suicide rather than be accused of being a racist, according to a story in the Telegraph.
Phoebe Connop sent a private message to her friends in jest that was leaked online and resulted in some feedback suggesting she was a racist. She later hung herself.
Daily Caller:
Phoebe Connop, a 16 year old and a talented gymnast, sent her friends a picture in which she had darkened her skin tone and put a scarf around her head. In the message, she told her friends that the parents of the young Asian man she was seeing would only accept her if she looked like she did in the photograph, according to the Telegraph.
One of her ‘friends’ leaked the photo, and reports say that Phoebe received some initial negative feedback for the photo.
Her father dropped her off from school early July 7 recalling that his daughter didn’t feel well and wanted to go home to rest. When he returned home, he found that Phoebe had hung herself.
Her father told the press that “she had shown me no indication in the weeks leading up to her death that there was anything wrong, let alone anything that would lead her to do this.”
The detective in-charge of investigating Miss Connop’s case stated: “There had been some negative reaction (to the photo) and she confided in her friend, who did take the image down at her request, that she was scared of what the reaction might be from the Asian community in her area,” the Sunreports.
Following the suicide, her school opened up an online forum for students, teachers, and members of the community to post their thoughts and feelings about Phoebe.
Phoebe’s principal, Stephen Lanckham, said, “We in the Windsor community are deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss.” He went on to say that the community will remember her as comforting, warm, and caring.
"Asian" is usually British media-speak for "Muslim." It isn't so much that the backlash against the young girl was so intense that it triggered her suicide. This is a case where the potential backlash by Muslims - the fear of politically correct personal attacks - made life going forward unbearable.
There may have been other issues involved in the girl's suicide. But the signs point to a relatively popular, happy, young girl who feared the anger and threats that would have come from internet social media over what amounted to a harmless joke. It was harmless because it was never meant to be seen by anyone who could possibly have been offended.
The world has lost its sense of humor and political correctness is wholly to blame.    

Violence Peaks In ‘No-Go Zone’ Calais As Pressure Builds To Move Migrant Camp To UK

 by Liam Deacon

Just months after it was reported that the majority of the illegal Calais migrant camp had been cleared, its population is back at 10,000, violence has peaked, and police have declared the area a “no-go zone”. The revelations come as pressure mounts in France to move the border and camp to the UK, which the British Home Secretary will discuss when she travels to France today.
Inter-ethnic violence and the increasingly desperate and violent attempts to board and ambush lorries passing through the port have driven the increase in conflict.
“There are fights all the time now. You can get stabbed here for your money,” Rais, a 23-year-old migrant from Jalalabad in Afghanistan, told The Telegraph.
“It’s an explosive situation. There are fights all the time in the camp,” added Gilles Debove, an official with the SGP FO police union, explaining that the Sudanese have recently overtaken Afghans as the dominant group in the camp.
The situation is also perilous for car and truck drivers, with some threatened with knives and even a chainsaw.
Just last week, a team of BBC journalists filmed a brutal attack on a lorry. A few weeks before migrants wielding bats and knives smashed up vehicles on roads near the town as their owners sat in traffic, reportedly “just for fun”.
Mr. Debove also said that between 50 and 80 migrants continued to arrive every day, mostly by train from Paris and elsewhere.
“Every night there are about 1,000 migrants on the roads leading to the ferry port and to the Channel tunnel entrance,” he said, who are trying to get on to trucks that will take them to England.
However, only about 30 migrants leave the camp each day on buses for migrant centres around the country, despite a push to encourage migrants to seek asylum in France.
The population of the camp is now at 10,000, the highest since French authorities agreed to “demolish” parts of it six months ago, claiming their goal was to reduce the number of camp inhabitants to about 1,500.
However, in May, it was reported that the promised clearance displaced just ten per cent of the migrants living there, and the numbers quickly began to rise again.
At least 1,500 live in new heated and glazed containers provided by local authorities.
Britain’s home secretary, Amber Rudd, will meet her French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve today amid growing calls across the channel for the treaty, which permits UK officials to carry out border checks at Calais, to end.
The issue of the Calais camp has become somewhat of a political football in the up-and-coming French presidential elections.
The current socialist administration supports the current arrangement. However, former president Nicholas Sarkozy, who is running for office again next year, said it was time for the Calais migrant camp to be closed and for border controls to be shifted back to the UK.
Mr. Sarkozy signed the current agreement, known as the Touquet agreement, in 2003 when he was interior minister.
“I’m demanding the opening of a centre in the UK to deal with asylum seekers in Britain so that Britain can do the work that concerns them,” he told a rally.

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: July 2016 -- Dating Sites for Polygamists, Dog Bans and Pardons, Pardons, Pardons

July 1. A Muslim taxi driver in Leicester refused to pick up a blind couple because they had a guide dog. Charles Bloch and Jessica Graham had booked a taxi with ADT Taxis for them and their guide dog, Carlo. But when the taxi arrived, the driver said, "Me, I not take the dog. For me, it's about my religion." Many Muslims believe dogs are impure and haram (strictly forbidden).
July 1. A judge in London ordered the deportation of Saliman Barci, a 41-year-old Albanian man who posed as a refugee from Kosovo and collected the full range of welfare payments in Britain for 14 years. Barci, it turned out, was a citizen of Albania who had murdered two men there in 1997. Shortly after carrying out the killings, Barci fled Albania and eventually reached Britain, where he claimed asylum as a refugee. In 2009, a court in Albania sentenced Barci in absentia to 25 years in prison for the double murder. British authorities only became aware of Barci's real identity after an altercation at his London home, when the police arrived and took his fingerprints.
July 2. A Somali man was sentenced to ten years in prison for raping two women in Birmingham. Dahir Ibrahim, 31, had previously been sentenced to ten years in 2005 for raping a woman in Edgbaston. A judge had ordered his deportation after he had served his first sentence, but he appealed and was allowed to remain in Britain. Ibrahim's attorney, Jabeen Akhtar, successfully argued that he had a lack of understanding of what is acceptable in the United Kingdom.
July 3. Azad Chaiwala, a Muslim entrepreneur in Manchester, launched a campaign to "remove the taboo" behind polygamy by starting two polygamy matchmaking sites:, exclusive to Muslims, and, open to "Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics — whoever you are." Chaiwala said:
"I was 12 when I came out of the polygamy closet... Changing people's perception of polygamy. If I can do that, and bring more family stability, happiness and a large support system infrastructure, I'll be happy. And in the end, I'm a Muslim and I'm rewarded for doing good. So I hope that when I die, my creator will reward me with something better than what I had in this world in return. It's almost like I get my religious kick out of it, I get my business kick out of it and I also get a lot of thank-you letters."
Polygamy is illegal in Britain.
July 4. A Muslim man was ordered to bring his nine-year-old daughter back to Britain after taking her to Algeria and leaving her there with his relatives. The man said he did not approve of his estranged wife's new Christian partner. In his ruling, Mr Justice Hayden said the woman had converted to Islam to marry the man, who was now unhappy about the lifestyle she was leading after their separation:
"The father has been extremely critical of the mother and of what he now regards as her un-Islamic lifestyle, which he has described as 'debauched.' He has been dismissive of her care of their daughter and of her choice of partner. He plainly does not consider it appropriate for their daughter to be brought up where her mother lives with a Christian man."
July 5. ITV News reported that an alleged British member of the infamous Islamic State execution squad made a dating profile before he left Britain; he was advertising for a wife to join him in Syria. Alexander Kotey, a convert to Islam who also uses the name Abu Salih, was identified in February as one of the so-called "Beatles" who detained and killed a string of Western hostages. According to ITV, a profile he made for himself before leaving London for Syria, shows a "more sensitive side" to the killer:
"I am a practicing revert brother of mixed race origin. I enjoy outdoor activities and like getting away from the city. I hope to eventually leave (hijrah from) London and settle elsewhere. I am seeking a sister who is, or at least striving to be serious about her religion, sincere towards Allah (SWT), affectionate, caring and understanding, who understands the importance of always referring matters back to Allah and his messenger. And she should be willing and prepared to migrate to a Muslim land."
After posting it, Kotey is believed to have used an aid convoy as cover to travel to the Middle East before slipping across the border into Syria. His whereabouts are unknown. According to ITV, it is believed he is still an Islamic State fighter.
July 5. The Labour Party reinstated Naz Shah, a Muslim MP from Bradford who was suspended over anti-Semitic Facebook posts that called on Israelis be deported to the United States. "Antisemitism is racism, full stop," she said. "As an MP, I will do everything in my power to build relations between Muslims, Jews and people of different faiths and none."
July 6. A Muslim man appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on charges of forcing his wife to wear a headscarf outside of her bedroom, banning her from speaking to other men and beating her. Abdelhadi Ahmed, 39, denied one count of engaging in controlling or coercive behavior in an intimate relationship, one count of criminal damage and two counts of assault by beating.
July 7. A woman who plotted a jihadist attack on a shopping center in Westfield had her sentence reduced for "good behavior." Sana Khan, 24, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for preparing terrorist acts on the anniversary of the London 7/7 bombings with her husband at the time, Mohammed Rehman. She had her sentence reduced by two years.
July 8. Mohammed Habibullah, a 69-year-old imam who leads prayers at a mosque in Dudley, was given a suspended sentence after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman. In determining the sentence, Judge Amjad Nawaz, a fellow Muslim, said that although Habibullah's victim had been left "psychologically damaged," he was a man of "positive good character" who had given more than 25 years of service to the Muslim community as an imam.
July 8. Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of the school inspection service Ofsted, warned that the "Trojan Horse" campaign to impose radical Islamic ideas on Birmingham schools has "gone underground" but has not gone away. He warned that Birmingham was failing to ensure that "children are not being exposed to harm, exploitation or the risk of falling under the influence of extremist views."
July 9. More than 200 individuals and human rights groups signed an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to dismantle a panel chosen to oversee an official inquiry into Sharia courts in Britain. They said that by appointing an Islamic scholar as chair and placing two imams in advisory roles, the panel's ability to make an impartial assessment of how religious arbitration is used to the detriment of women's rights will be compromised. "It is patronizing if not racist to fob off minority women with so-called religious experts who wish to legitimate Sharia laws as a form of governance in family and private matters," the letter said.
The review, announced in May as part of the government's counter-extremism strategy and due to be completed by 2017, is to be chaired by Mona Siddiqui, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Edinburgh. Siddiqui said those who signed the letter demonstrated a "profound misunderstanding of Sharia."
The Iranian-born human rights activist, Maryam Namazie, who leads the campaign One Law For All, countered:
"The law and not religion should be the basis of justice for citizens. We are calling for an impartial judge-led inquiry that places human rights, not theology, at the heart of the investigation.
"Far from examining the connections between religious fundamentalism and women's rights, the narrow remit of the inquiry will render it a whitewash. It seems more geared to rubberstamping the courts than defending women's rights."
July 10. More than 1,500 children — including 257 under the age of 10 — have been referred to the Channel program, the government's anti-terrorism deradicalization scheme, in the past six months, according to figures released by the National Police Chief's Council under the Freedom of Information Act. Since July 2015, teachers have been legally obliged to report any suspected extremist behavior to police as part of the government's anti-radicalization strategy.
July 11. A Pew Research Center survey found that more than half (52%) of Britons surveyed said they believe that incoming refugees and migrants will increase the threat of terrorism in the UK. More than half (54%) of Britons also said that Muslims in the UK "want to be distinct from the larger society." Nearly half (46%) said that migrants are an economic burden on the UK.
July 12. Residents in Manchester received leaflets in their mail boxes calling for a public ban on dogs. The leaflets, distributed by a group called "Public Purity," stated:
"This area is home to a large Muslim community. Please have respect for us and for our children and limit the presence of dogs in the public sphere.
"As citizens of a multicultural nation, those who live in the UK must learn to understand and respect the legacy and lifestyle of Muslims who live alongside them.
"Help us make this a reality. Let your local MP know how you feel about this. Make Muslims feel like they live in a safe and accepting space, welcoming them and respecting their beliefs."
July 12. Muslim convert Gavin Rae, 36, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for trying to buy weapons for the Islamic State. Rae, a former soldier with the British Army, was arrested in a sting operation. He told an undercover officer:
"It's not gonna be long now before Islam will come to the shores of this country...and if they reject it we'll fight them. But we want to live under sharia not democracy." He also said that once his family was in a Muslim country, he would "go then and sacrifice my life for Allah."
July 13. Ian Acheson, the head of a review into extremism in British prisons, warned that there is a hardcore group of jihadi prisoners whose "proselytizing behavior" among the 12,500 Muslim inmates in England and Wales was so dangerous that they should be separated from the rest of the prison population. Addressing the select committee on justice in the House of Commons, Acheson said:
"There is intelligence that there are a small number of people whose behavior is so egregious in relation to proselytizing this pernicious ideology... they need to be completely incapacitated from being able to proselytize to the rest of the prison population."
July 15. A Muslim teacher visiting a pub in Hertfordshire was asked to remove his school sweatshirt because it had the word "Islam" on the back and it was upsetting customers. Nurul Islam, 32, said he was wearing his school sweatshirt, which has his surname on the back, when a waiter at the pub asked him to remove it because "it was making some customers feel uncomfortable" after the jihadist attack in Nice. Islam added:
"I didn't know quite what to say, and at first I didn't link what he'd said with the lorry attack in France, but when it sank in I was shocked. I was being discriminated against because of my surname so I was left really upset after the incident. We all have surnames on the backs of our hoodies, which is the responsible thing to do.
"I'm not a practicing Muslim but I am a Muslim. It makes me feel terrible that my name is the cause of such contention when all it means is peace. If I had the word 'peace' on there, would he still have asked me to leave?" [Islam, in fact, means "submission," not "peace."]
Hertfordshire Police said: "A specialist hate crime officer is investigating to establish whether offenses have been committed."
July 18. Kelvin Mackenzie, a columnist for The Sun, wrote that Fatima Manji, a presenter for Channel 4 television, should not have been allowed to anchor new reports on the jihadist attack in Nice, France, because she is a Muslim and wears the hijab. Mackenzie wrote:
"I could hardly believe my eyes. The presenter was not one of the regulars... but a young lady wearing a hijab. Her name is Fatima Manji and she has been with the station for four years. Was it appropriate for her to be on camera when there had been yet another shocking slaughter by a Muslim?
"Would the C4 editor have used a Hindu to report on the carnage at the Golden Temple of Amritsar? Of course not. Would the station have used an Orthodox Jew to cover the Israeli-Palestine conflict? Of course not.
"With all the major terrorist outrages in the world currently being carried out by Muslims, I think the rest of us are reasonably entitled to have concerns about what is beating in their religious hearts. Who was in the studio representing our fears? Nobody."
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso), the press regulator, said it had received more than 300 complaints about Mackenzie's column.
July 18. The Independent Press Standards Organisation, the press regulator, ruled that the Mail Online was wrong to use the words "Islamic honor killing" in a headline because it wrongly suggested that the crime had been motivated by Islam. The article concerned the killing of Saima Khan in Luton in May, while most of her family were attending a funeral at a nearby mosque. Khan's sister was subsequently charged with the murder.

Miqdaad Versi, the assistant general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, lodged a complaint. He said "honor killings" are rooted in culture not religion:
"It is vital that news outlets do not encourage Islamophobia through the usage of clearly inaccurate and inflammatory headlines, especially in today's climate.
"Honor killings are barbaric acts based in culture and not in faith. The Ipso ruling demonstrates unequivocally that the usage of 'Islamic honor killing' constituted a significant breach in the editors' code."
The Mail Online amended its headline to "Mother of four stabbed to death while her family were at a funeral 'may have been murdered in honor killing.'" It also added a footnote stating: "An earlier version of this article said that police were investigating whether Ms. Khan may have been murdered in an 'Islamic honor killing'. We are happy to make clear that Islam as a religion does not support so-called 'honor killings.'"
July 20. Abdi Waise, 28, an illegal immigrant from Somalia, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for kidnapping a schoolgirl and attempting to abduct four others aged between 11 and 14 in North London over the space of two-and-half hours. The crimes occurred just three weeks after Waise was released early from an eight-year prison sentence for rape. He was served a deportation order but was later freed: the British government decided that war-torn Somalia was too dangerous for foreign criminals.
July 20. Two men were jailed and two women were given suspended sentences for throwing bacon sandwiches at a mosque in Bristol. The group was also served with a restraining order preventing them from going within 100 meters of a mosque anywhere in England or Wales for the next 10 years.
July 20. Police in Norfolk called for increased vigilance against forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). The number of cases soar during the summer months, when schools are closed and young girls are taken abroad. Equality Now, a group that campaigns for women's human rights, estimates that 137,000 women and girls living in England and Wales have been affected by FGM.
July 21. NHS Digital, the national provider of information about healthcare, reported 5,700 new cases of female genital mutilation in England during April 2015 to March 2016. The statistics, the first to be published since the government introduced compulsory reporting for public hospitals, show that in 18 cases the FGM had been performed in the UK. The most frequent age at which FGM was carried out was between five and nine. More than half of all cases relate to women and girls from London.
July 21. The Cabinet Office released files about Margaret Thatcher's immigration policy from 1982 to 1986, which show that she was strongly opposed to admitting women to the UK who were the second wives of men in polygamous marriages. A document showed that then Home Secretary Douglas Hurd suggested making future polygamous marriages invalid but recognizing existing ones. Thatcher wrote in the margin: "We do not recognize polygamy at all."
July 23. The Home Office confirmed that 550,000 teachers, nurses, child care providers and other public sector workers have been trained in the Prevent strategy, a counter-terrorism training program, to help them spot and report potential extremists in their workplaces. Under Prevent, extremism is defined as "vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs."
July 26. The makers of Fireman Sam, an animated television series for children, apologized after an episode which aired on June 28 allegedly showed a character stepping on a page of the Koran. Muslim viewers claimed the episode "Troubled Waters" is Islamophobic because it showed a bumbling character named "Elvis" failing to respect the Muslim holy book. A scene shows Elvis holding a tray of tea and taking a fall when he slides on a piece of paper on the floor. Pages then fly up into the air as they, and the character, come crashing to the floor. Social media users said one of the pages briefly showed verses of the Koran. Miqdaad Versi, the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, wrote on Twitter: "Have no idea what went through the producers' minds when they thought this was a good idea #baffled."
The series was produced by an animation studio in China. A spokeswoman for Mattel, the multinational company that owns the show, said: "The page was intended to show illegible text and we deeply regret this error. We sincerely apologise for any distress or offense it may have caused. We will no longer be working with the animation studio responsible for this mistake."
July 26. The Home Office announced a £2.4 million ($3.2 million) "Hate Crime Action Fund" to "provide security measures and equipment for vulnerable places of worship that need increased protection." The plan promises extra data collection and training to identify "anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, homophobic, racist and other bullying in schools."
July 26. Two men of "Middle Eastern appearance" attempted to abduct a serviceman at knifepoint at RAF Marham in Norfolk. The serviceman managed to fight off his attackers. Marham is home to four squadrons of Tornado bombers which have been flying raids against Islamic State in Syria from Cyprus. Air Force personnel have now been warned to "keep a low profile" and told not wear their uniforms in public.
July 28. The BBC reported that five books regarded as "extremist" by the Prison Service remained in jails in England and Wales for seven months after a review called for their removal. The banned titles were The Way of Jihad by Hassan Al-Banna; Milestones by Sayyid Qutb; The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi; Towards Understanding Islam by Syed Abul Ala Maududi; and Fundamentals of Tauheed by Bilal Philips.
July 29. A Muslim street preacher in Birmingham was charged with public order offenses after trying to enforce Sharia law on female passersby. Krissoni Henderson, 31, was arrested for allegedly shouting verbal abuse at a 38-year-old woman "for wearing tight jeans."
July 29. The Olympic swimming pool in Luton began hosting gender-segregated swimming sessions for "cultural reasons." Users of the pool — built with taxpayer money — were given sudden notice that there would be men-only sessions on Friday evenings. An outraged female swimmer told Luton News: "I have asked a team leader about it... he said it was a 'cultural thing.'"


Leading Pollster Predicts Hofer Win In Austrian Presidential Re-Run

 by Chris Tomlinson

A leading pollster in Austria is predicting a win for anti-mass migration candidate Norbert Hofer, as Hofer praises government ministers who have taken a harder line on mass migration. The momentum for the anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ) candidate for the presidency of Austria, Norbert Hofer, is gaining even more steam. A new poll shows that 38 per cent of Austrians, including a leading pollster, believe he will win the re-run of the election on October 2nd compared to rival Alexander Van der Bellen who managed 34 per cent support.
The poll conducted by OGM on behalf of Austria’s Kurier newspaper, shows that many Austrians are undecided, but OGM boss Wolfgang Bachmayer believes the numbers will favour Mr. Hofer.
According to Mr. Bachmayer, while there is a large portion of voters who remain undecided, he is placing his bets on Mr. Hofer. The pollster said that Mr. Hofer will likely win over undecided voters the more he presses on the issues of security, asylum seekers, and integration of Muslims and others into Austrian society.
Mr. Hofer recently launched his official campaign for the re-run of the election on the theme of security, with his campaign manager and FPÖ MP Herbert Kickl saying that Mr. Van der Bellen would not change anything in regard to migrants flooding into the country.
Mr. Bachmayer said that the only way former Green Party leader Mr. Van der Bellen could win would be to mobilise voters who describe themselves as “unmotivated” to go to the polls.
Mr. Bachmayer said that Mr. Van der Bellen has a “proportion of floating voters that was significantly higher than Hofer. For Van der Bellen there were two out of three, for Hofer it was one in three. Van der Bellen must mobilise these voters”. “Floating voters” being those who support the mainstream parties that failed to qualify for the second round of the election in April.
The FPÖ candidate also praised three ministers in the Austrian government who have taken a harder line on asylum seekers and mass migration.
Speaking of Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka, both conservatives and members of the Austrian People’s Party, and Defence Minister Hans-Peter Doskozil of the Socialists, Mr. Hofer said, “These three people do a good job”, and hoped that they would all be able to cooperate with him when he becomes president.
Speaking on the all-but-dead TTIP agreement, Mr. Hofer said that he would not agree to any such trade agreement without taking it to the people via a referendum.  He also spoke of a possible “union within a union” for Austria with several former members of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, like Hungary, Croatia, and the Czech Republic, to have a common asylum policy which would be much stricter than that of Western Europe.
Mr. Hofer also stated that he didn’t have any lack of motivation for this now third campaign in the span of a year saying that he didn’t expect to sleep on the night of the election and said: “I am very motivated, I’m a workaholic.”

German army has admitted over 60 suspected Islamic State jihadis into its ranks

They are going to spend 8.2 million euros a year on tougher security checks on recruits. This will, of course, fail: the German government, like other Western governments, is committed as a matter of policy to ignoring and denying the motivating ideology of jihadis, so it will prove abjectly incapable of vetting for it. What it should be doing is reevaluating its recruitment and immigration policies in general, but it wouldn’t dare do that.
German army
“German army wants security checks for recruits after admitting more than 60 Isil suspects in its ranks,” by James Rothwell, Telegraph, August 28, 2016
The German army has said it wants tougher security checks on recruits after admitting that more than 60 Islamists are suspected of infiltrating its ranks.
In a draft amendment seen by German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, senior Bundeswehr officials said all applicants should be screened by the intelligence services for jihadist links before they begin basic training.
And they disclosed that 64 Islamists are already feared to have embedded themselves within the armed forces, along with 268 right-wing extremists and six left-wing extremists.
Terrorists are attracted to the army because they can use the training to plot future terror attacks in Germany, the document added.
“The German army trains all of its members in the handling and usage of weapons of war,” it said, “[terrorists] could use those skills acquired in the army to carry out well-prepared acts of violence at home or abroad.”
The proposals would lead to a major overhaul of the country’s recruiting policy as under the current system soldiers are only checked for Islamist ties once they have enlisted.
They would also require an extra 90 military officials to be hired in order to carry out a further 20,000 checks per year.
The reforms, which would cost an estimated 8.2 million euros (£6.9m) per year, are expected to be approved by German commanders next week, Welt am Sonntag reported….


Hell with Article 50! Brexit means Brexit!

By Anthony Bright-Paul 

Brexit means that the British people have already clearly signaled that we are no longer under EU law.  We are under British law as enacted at Westminster and promulgated by Royal Assent.  All these EU laws and directives have been declared null and void by the people.  A lot of M.P.s and civil servants have just not twigged on to that as yet.  Brexit already is!
Article 50 is a part of EU law.  It is designed to be a delaying operation.  It is not part of British law.  We simply need to declare that we have left the EU, to which rightly we never belonged, and to stop paying in the £10 billion a year, or whatever is the exact net figure.
Since the NHS is in immediate crisis, with talk of cutting hospitals, it is even more imperative that we stop supporting a monstrous bureaucracy that has nothing to do with us.
So Project Fear has now, within two months, proven to be a busted flush.  The FTSE has held up and the pound has gone down, with the result that our tourist trade is apparently better than ever.  In France, tourism has declined by 7%.  (See France Soir.)  Germany is on edge, fearing the impact of our exit on the EU finances and the possible impact on Germany's motor trade.  (See Notes below.)
All this dithering on the part of politicians is unnerving.  The longer we delay, the stronger grow the Remainers, though God knows why anyone would want to Remain now.  We do not need two years of negotiations.  John Redwood, M.P.* is for revoking the 1972 Act and thereby leaving the EU at once.  Is even that necessary?  The British people have already spoken.  We do not need to pander to EU laws, which technically have never been our laws.
British laws are formed at Westminster and promulgated by Royal Assent.  The directives from the EU do not have this "imprimatur," this Royal Assent.  We do not need to revoke EU laws one by one but simply to declare that the whole lot of EU regulations and directives are null and void.  Period.
Parliament can then get on with the business of enacting British laws for British people.  Will we be excluded from selling to the EU and buying from the EU?  Will we be excluded from the Single Market?  Only the Remainers have such a mindset, never having been in business.  In fact, the world is our oyster – we have nothing to fear.  As the pound has gone down, our exports have gone up.  Sales depend upon price and quality, not on belonging to a club.  And price in turn depends so much on the cost of energy.  Let us hope that Brexit will quickly be succeeded by "Clexit," the climate nonsense with which we have all been afflicted for decades.
Retail sales at home are booming.  The cost of foodstuffs is steady, the housing market likewise, and both will surge again once the "silly season" is over, the P.M. has returned from walking in the Alps, and the kids go back to school.  Moreover, that myth about the "young people" being Remainers has been and is being exploded.  The continent is still open for holidays, and the pound sterling is especially welcome.
To hell with Article 50!  To hell with EU directives and regulations!  Let us get on with ruling ourselves instead of kowtowing to Herr Juncker and Frau Merkel.
* Notes on the EU
Senior figures in the EU are already making it clear they fear a quick hard exit from the EU by Britain meaning the loss of its £10 billion in net contributions over night.
But a plan drawn up by former Cabinet minister John Redwood - and supported by a growing number of Tory MPs - could see Britain come out even more quickly with the repeal of the 1972 Act and then simply informing Brussels that Britain has left the EU.
EU insiders have claimed that such a move would be illegal but Mr Redwood has said legal advice he has received means that it is legal.
Mr Redwood said: “Article 50 of the Treaty states clearly that ‘any member state may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.’

The Burkini is About Sexual Violence Against Women: “Free to molest.”

by Daniel Greenfield 

 The media has found its latest civil rights cause. It’s not the plight of Christians in Muslim countries who are being blocked from coming here as refugees because Obama’s refugee policy favors Muslims. Obama brought over 2,000 Syrians here in July. Only 15 of them were Christians.
It’s not the rising fear of an Islamic terrorist attack in Jewish synagogues. I have lately witnessed unprecedented levels of security at synagogues including guards in body armor and checkpoints. Racist Muslim violence against Jewish synagogues has been a staple of Islamic terrorism for too many years.
But instead the media has highlighted the civil rights cause of the burkini.
The “Burkini”, a portmanteau of “Burka”, the all-encompassing cloth prison inflicted on women in Afghanistan by the Taliban, and “Bikini”, was banned in France along with its parent, the Burka.
While Muslims massacre innocent people in the streets to shouts of “Allahu Akbar”, the media has once again decided to ignore these horrors in favors of broadcasting some petty Muslim grievance.
Does it matter what Muslim women wear to the beach? Arguably the government should not be getting involved in swimwear. But the clothing of Muslim women is not a personal fashion choice.
Muslim women don’t wear hijabs, burkas or any other similar garb as a fashion statement or even an expression of religious piety. Their own religion tells us exactly why they wear them.
“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies that they may thus be distinguished and not molested.” (Koran 33:59)
It’s not about modesty. It’s not about religion. It’s about putting a “Do Not Rape” sign on Muslim women. And putting a “Free to Molest” sign on non-Muslim women.
This isn’t some paranoid misreading of Islamic scripture. Islamic commentaries use synonyms for “molested” such as “harmed”, “assaulted” and “attacked” because women who aren’t wearing their burkas aren’t “decent” women and can expect to be assaulted by Muslim men. These clothes designate Muslim women as “believing” women or “women of the believers”. That is to say Muslims.
One Koranic commentary is quite explicit. “It is more likely that this way they may be recognized (as pious, free women), and may not be hurt (considered by mistake as roving slave girls.)” The Yazidi girls captured and raped by ISIS are an example of “roving slave girls” who can be assaulted by Muslim men.
Muslim women who don’t want to be mistaken for non-Muslim slave girls had better cover up. And non-Muslim women had better cover up too or they’ll be treated the way ISIS treated Yazidi women and the way that Mohammed and his gang of rapists and bandits treated any woman they came across.
That’s what the burka is. That’s what the hijab is. And that’s what the burkini is.
And this is not just some relic of the past or a horror practiced by Islamic “extremists”. It’s ubiquitous. A French survey found that 77 percent of girls wore the hijab because of threats of Islamist violence. It’s numbers like these that have led to the French ban of the burka and now of the burkini.
When clothing becomes a license to encourage harassment, then it’s no longer a private choice.
Muslim women wearing a burka, a hijab or a burkini are pointing a sign at other women. The sign tells Muslim men to harass those other women instead of them. It’s not modesty. It’s the way that Muslim women choose to function as an instrument of Muslim violence against non-Muslim women.
In the Islamic worldview, sexual violence is the fault of the victim, not the perpetrator.  From the dancing boys of Afghanistan to the abused women of Egypt, the fact of the assault proves the guilt of the child or the woman who was assaulted.
“If you take uncovered meat and put it on the street, on the pavement, in a garden, in a park or in the backyard, without a cover and the cats eat it, is it the fault of the cat or the uncovered meat?” the Grand Mufti of Australia said. “The uncovered meat is the problem.”
The Grand Mufti wasn’t discussing cats or meat. He was talking about gang rapes by fourteen Muslim men. "If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred,” he said.
This is why there is a burka ban and a burkini ban. It’s why there should be a hijab ban. The existence of these garments gives license to Muslim men to target non-Muslim women. They allow Islamists to impose them as a standard by singling out women who don’t wear them. And they encourage Muslim men to carry out assaults on non-Muslim women who don’t comply with Islamic law.
That is what France has rejected. It’s what every country that respects the rights of women to be free from being “molested” by the “believers” who get their morality from Mohammed, a serial rapist and pedophile from whom no woman, including his own son’s wife, was safe, ought to reject.
The media has chosen to be deeply outraged by France’s ban of the burka and the burkini. It does not seem especially interested in the fact that Saudi Arabia forces women to wear the abaya, a covering not too different from the burka, not to mention not being allowed to drive or often leave the house. Or that Sudan’s Islamist regime arrested Christian women in front of a church for wearing pants.
It’s not that the left feels that women ought to be able to wear whatever they want in other countries. Certainly not non-Muslim women in Muslim countries. But that it believes that Muslims ought to be able to do whatever they want, whether it’s impose dress codes at home, resist dress codes abroad or even impose dress codes abroad. And the first targets of these dress codes are inevitably women.
Islam expands through violence. It imposes its standards through violence. Before the ban, the burkini, much like the burka, had already come to be associated with violent clashes. In one such incident in France, a man was shot with a harpoon. It’s not surprising that the French have grown tired of this.
The burkini ban, like the burka ban, is understandable. And yet it’s not a final answer. It limits the scope of Muslim violence against women. But it does not meaningfully contain it or end it.
It’s not the cloth itself that is the problem, but the Islamic attitudes that attach themselves to it. And the only way to stop the spread of Islamic attitudes toward women in Europe is to end Islamic migration.
The wave of sexual assaults by Muslim migrants in Germany make it quite clear that the moralistic amorality of Islam, in which women who aren’t dressed the right way are fair game, cannot coexist with the right of European women to leave the house without wearing approved Islamic garb.
Europe must choose. Australia must choose. Canada must choose. And America must choose.
Banning the burkini or the burka alone will not stop the assaults. Only ending Islamic immigration will.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Britons in BLACKMAIL threat from hardline Islamists if they wear BIKINIS on the beach

 Women lie on a beach
THOUSANDS of British women heading to holiday hotspots in Morocco could be targeted by hardline Islamists who are waging an online campaign to shame those who wear bikinis.Every year around 500,000 Brits jet off to Morocco, which is known for its year-round sunshine, idyllic beaches and tantalising food. However, while many women in the UK add their bikini to their suitcase without a second thought, Islamists in Morocco are warning those caught wearing skimpy swimwear will have their photograph taken and the image posted online for millions around the world to see.The hardliners are angry women from the West are showing flesh in a country where more than 99 per cent of the population is Muslim, modesty is expected and many females wear headscarves. As a warning to those who flout the strict dress code, an anonymous group using a pseudonym has already posted dozens of pictures of women in bikinis on Facebook.The pictures were snapped secretly as victims relaxed on beaches or frolicked in the waves and are meant to shame the women into “repenting”. The images were accompanied by a variety of posts urging women to “turn to religion”. One read: “This is what happens in Morocco, land of Islam, principality of believers.”Another post said: “We have eyes that are filming you on the beaches and we will show your photos to prevent the deterioration of the country.” Police in Morocco have launched an investigation into the group’s threat saying they are treating it as harassment. The page has now been taken down but the group has warned that it already has around 10,000 images – and is prepared to take more. The news comes following a worldwide backlash after France announced it was banning the burkini - favoured by many women wishing to cover up completely - from its beaches and anyone found to be wearing one would be issued with an on-the-spot fine. Following a massive backlash, France announced on Friday that the ban had been overturned meaning women can wear what they want on the country's beaches.A spokeswoman for the FCO said it was not aware of the threat but advised people to follow local customs and issued specific advice on its website. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), most visits to Morocco are trouble free.On the website, travellers are told: “Morocco is a Muslim country which follows Islamic laws and customs. “You should respect these at all times. “Be aware of your actions to ensure they don’t offend, especially during the holy month of Ramadan or if you intend to visit religious areas. “You should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times.”

Archbishop of Canterbury Welcomes Pakistani Hate Preachers Who Praised Killer Of Pro-Christian Minister

 archbishop of canterbury
 by Liam Deacon

The most senior bishop of the Church of England has welcomed to his official London residence two Pakistani preachers who celebrated the killer of a politician who campaigned to protect the nation’s Christians. “Great to welcome Pakistan’s Shaykh Muhammad Naqib ur Rehman at [Lambeth Palace] today”, tweeted the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby last month.
The men reportedly discussed countering “the narrative of extremism and terrorism” and interfaith relations, and Mr. Welby uses the ‘Nasrani’ symbol in his Twitter name to show “solidarity” with persecuted Middle Eastern Christians.
However, the men he welcomed to his home are some of Pakistan’s most prominent supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, who was executed this year for murdering the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, for campaigning against the country’s brutal blasphemy laws used to target Christians.
Mr. Taseer, a liberal Muslim and businessman, also spoke out after the killing of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s minorities minister who was the only Christian in the government and was assassinated by the Pakistani Taliban.
The hate preachers embraced by the archbishop have been filmed praising Mr. Qadri as a “martyr” at his funeral, where crowds of hundreds of thousands gathered to celebrate the killer and his attacks on “apostates”.
Both men have also been photographed meeting a man described as Mumtaz Qadri’s brother in Dubai.

Earlier this year, an Ahmadi Muslim shopkeeper from Glasgow, Asad Shah, was murdered for “disrespecting Islam” after he praised his “beloved Christian nation”, by a Bradford man who was also a dedicated follower of Mr. Qadri.
Despite this, the Home Office allowed the two hate preachers into the UK to spread their message, visiting cities and towns including Derby, Rochdale, Rotherham, Oldham, Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle.
They have also met with Mohammed Shafiq, the allegedly “moderate” Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation.
The son of Salman Taseer, Shahbaz Taseer, recently told IB Times he was shocked the two preachers had been welcomed in the UK.
“These people teach murder and hate. For me personally I find it sad that a country like England would allow cowards like these men in”, he said, continuing: “It’s countries like the UK and the US that claim they are leading the way in the war against terror [and] setting a standard. Why are they allowing people [in] that give fuel to the fire they are fighting against?”
His brother, Shehryar Taseer, added: “They supported and incited my father Salmaan Taseer’s murder. The UK government should deport them and Pakistan should prosecute them for the incitement of violence under the terrorism act.”
“I find it disrespectful that a man like this has been entertained by the archbishop. My family has been on the front lines when it comes to inter-faith harmony and these people disrespect anyone and everyone who speaks about religious harmony.”
Since Mumtaz Qadri was executed for his crimes, he has found huge support among prominent Muslims here in the UK as well as becoming a cult figure in Pakistan.
The imam of Glasgow Central Mosque was just one of many to praise him, calling him a “brother” and “true Muslim”. A prominent imam from Bolton flew out to his funeral and a mosque in High Wycombe was accused of “hate preaching” after allegedly praising Mr. Qadri.

‘Allahu Akbar’ Knifeman Attacks Couple At Music Festival

by Victoria Friedman
A 66-year-old woman is in critical condition after a knifeman shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“Allah is the greatest” in Arabic) and attacked her and her partner at a music festival in Germany. After his arrest, the attacker was taken to a psychiatric clinic. Local German media reported that the attacker went on a “rampage”, harassing festival-goers, before grabbing a knife from the couple’s own picnic and stabbing a 66-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man, reportedly whilst shouting: “Allahu Akbar”.
The 57-year-old was injured in the attack, but the woman, believed to be the other victim’s wife, suffered serious injuries and is in hospital fighting for her life.
The attack occurred at the Oberhausen music festival some time after 7pm on Saturday night. Despite his injuries, the 57-year-old, assisted by a police officer and a member of the fire brigade, was able to overpower the assailant after the attack. The victim claimed that during the attack the knifeman shouted “Allahu Akbar”, an Arabic phrase meaning “Allah is the greatest”.
Witnesses, including many young people who were at the evening festival, are being treated for shock.
The assailant has been identified as a 26-year-old of no fixed abode, from the Duisburg area. The International Business Times reported that the attacker was taken to a psychiatric clinic following questioning.
In a statement, police said the suspect was “apparently under the influence of narcotics“, but despite the victim’s statement that the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the stabbing, police spokesman Andreas Wilming-Weber said said no other witnesses heard the phrase, adding that there was “no indication of any political motive”.
Europe has experienced a spate of seemingly ‘lone-wolf’ Islamic State-inspired attacks, with the attackers shouting “Allahu Akbar” during the attacks.
Earlier this month a Jewish man in Strasbourg, France, was hospitalised after being stabbed by a man who was claimed to have shouted “Allahu Akbar”. In June a terrorist shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he stabbed a police officer and his wife to death near Paris, the attack later being claimed by Islamic State.
Also in May in Munich a man shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he attacked commuters on a train, leaving one dead and three injured; the 27-year-old was also reported to have had “drug problems and [had been receiving] psychiatric treatment”.
This is the latest in a series of potential Islamic terrorism-inspired incidents that have been attributed to “substance abuse” or mental health.
Following the fatal stabbing of an American tourist and injury of five others by a Norwegian passport holder of Somali origin in London, the public took to Twitter to mock the police pursuing “poor mental health” as a line of enquiry. A prominent Austrian psychiatrist had also blasted the media for “lumping in” terrorists with those who genuinely suffer from mental health issues.

CRISIS: Internet to Have Global Governance October 1. Call Congress! Better Censorship for Tyrants

Very soon, on October 1, 2016, much of the internet's governance will shift from the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) authority to a nonprofit multi-stakeholder entity, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also known by its acronym ICANN.
Until now, NTIA has been responsible for key internet domain name functions, such as the coordination of the DNS (Domain Name System) root, IP addresses, and other internet protocol resources. But in March 2014, the U.S. announced its plan to let its contract with ICANN to operate key domain name functions expire in September 2015, passing the oversight of the agency to a global governance model. The expiration was subsequently delayed until October 1, 2016.
According to the NTIA's press release at the time,
"NTIA's responsibility includes the procedural role of administering changes to the authoritative root zone file – the database containing the lists of names and addresses of all top-level domains – as well as serving as the historic steward of the DNS. NTIA currently contracts with ICANN to carry out the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions and has a Cooperative Agreement with Verisign under which it performs related root zone management functions. Transitioning NTIA out of its role marks the final phase of the privatization of the DNS as outlined by the U.S. Government in 1997".
According to the NTIA, from the inception of ICANN, the U.S. government and internet stakeholders envisioned that the U.S. role in the IANA functions would be temporary. The Commerce Department's June 10, 1998 Statement of Policy stated that the U.S. government "is committed to a transition that will allow the private sector to take leadership for DNS management." The official reason, therefore, is that
"ICANN as an organization has matured and taken steps in recent years to improve its accountability and transparency and its technical competence. At the same time, international support continues to grow for the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance as evidenced by the continued success of the Internet Governance Forum and the resilient stewardship of the various Internet institutions".
The Obama Administration says that the transition will have no practical effects on the internet's functioning or its users, and even considers the move necessary in order to maintain international support for the internet and to prevent a fracturing of its governance.
Oh really?
While the transition may appear ostensibly "technical", the absence of the United States in overseeing the governance of the internet could spell the end of the current era of free speech on the internet, as well as free enterprise.
This is not merely wild speculation; it is evident in the statements that several governments, who are less than enchanted with the concept of freedom of speech, have made in recent years regarding the governance of the internet.
Some of these statements have come to light in the preparatory work of the United Nations World Summit on Information Society, known today as WSIS+10 -- a process that began in 2003 with the Geneva Declaration of Principles and that continues to this day. Purportedly, the purpose of the process is a "commitment to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society, where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge" (section A.1), but already in section B.1 it becomes clear that the UN, run by a majority of authoritarian governments, wants a decisive role for governments in internet governance:
"Governments, as well as private sector, civil society and the United Nations and other international organizations have an important role and responsibility in the development of the Information Society and, as appropriate, in decision-making processes. Building a people-centred Information Society is a joint effort which requires cooperation and partnership among all stakeholders".
The UN, in the form of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), has already tried in vain to wrestle control of the internet from ICANN, but where the ITU failed, WSIS+10 may succeed with the new "global governance" ICANN, unshielded from the protection of the US.
The urge of various governments to control the internet is evidently there. If anything, this was clear from the submissions for the December 2015 WSIS+10 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting.
The written submission of the Group of 77 plus China -- a coalition, dating from 1964, of developing countries that now includes 134 nations -- stated that, "The management of the Internet involves both technical and public-policy issues and ... the overall authority for Internet related public policy issues is the sovereign right of States."
China's individual submission was even more interesting. It stated that,
"The multi-stakeholder governance model that brings together governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations would be respected... This model should not be lopsided, and any tendency to place sole emphasis on the role of businesses and non-governmental organizations while marginalizing governments should be avoided. The roles and responsibilities of national governments in regard to regulation and security of the network should be upheld. It is necessary to ensure that United Nations plays a facilitating role in setting up international public policies pertaining to the Internet. We should work on the internationalization of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers".
When China says that ICANN should be internationalized, it hardly has in mind an increased role for non-governmental organizations.
Russia did not even pay lip service to the multi-stakeholder governance model but cut straight to the point:
"We consider it necessary to consecutively increase the role of governments in the Internet governance, with strengthening the activity of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in this field, as well as with support of the UNESCO activity in the development of ethical aspects of Internet use..."
"Ethical aspects of Internet use"?
Saudi Arabia, in its submission, also emphasized, that a priority for the WSIS+10 should be, "actualization of enhanced cooperation to enable governments... to carry out their roles and responsibilities in international public policy issues pertaining to the internet".
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama Administration -- as well as many in the high-tech community -- regards the long-planned move as necessary to maintain international support for the internet and prevent a fracturing of its governance -- a claim critics may find dubious. The U.S. government's role "has long been a source of irritation to foreign governments," according to the NTIA. One look at many foreign governments and it is easy to see why. The NTIA claims that, "These calls for replacing the multi-stakeholder model with a multilateral, government-run approach will only grow louder if the U.S. government fails to complete the transition". Is that a threat?
But what guarantees are there that internet governance will not eventually end up in the hands of those very governments, seeing as they are all very eager to gain control of it? None.
In fact, those who claim to care about a free and uncensored internet, unbridled by government and international state organizations, should take a close look at the proposals for the plan for ICANN that the different stakeholders, including governments, came to agree on in March 2016 in Marrakech. According to this plan, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), a decisional participant in ICANN, will -- subject to certain limitations -- be able to participate in decision-making on budgets, board member removals, and other matters of ICANN corporate governance. This is new and represents a major shift, which should concern those who care about internet freedom. Even if this plan is discarded for some reason, it shows how eagerly governments are pushing for control in internet matters. That observation alone should serve as a warning to those who take at face value the U.S. administration's declarations that nothing will change.
The decision to transfer authority to ICANN has met with resistance in the U.S. Congress, and a coalition of more than two dozen civil society groups and activists are even calling on Congress to sue the Obama Administration -- perhaps at least to postpone the date until more Americans are aware of the plan. It is not too late.