It is from Tommy Robinson’s channel. Not sure how he knows its a migrant, but I can see why its a reasonable guess.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Greece is being “overwhelmed” by illegal migrants surging across its land border with Turkey, with a local mayor warning the situation is “on the verge of spinning out of control”.
Austria: Court rules evidence in 15 y/o girl’s gang-rape case inconclusive. Somali suspect involved in multiple other sexual assaults
In May, The Old Continent reported the story of a 15-year-old girl, Lisi S., claiming to have become the victim of a gang-rape, causing much unrest in the Austrian city of Tuln. One of the complaints at the time, was the secrecy with which the police was handling the case, which caused worries about women’s safety. On 27 March, after the end of the court case, those worries cannot be over.
Firstly, because despite the police’s reticence to publish the case, in order to catch the third suspect, he hasn’t been caught. Secondly, because of the outcome of the court case. The court found the suspects ‘not guilty’, because of lack of evidence, but the Public Prosecutor has called for the verdict to be nullified. The Austrian Supreme Court now has to decide if it will condone the decision and arrange for a retrial, or uphold the verdict. An outcome that can please no-one.
Let’s recapitulate the case. The two suspects, one Somalian and one Afghan asylum seeker, together with their unknown third accomplice, were suspected of having followed, on 25 April 2017, the victim as she went from the trainstation to her father. According to the Prosecutor, the three overtook the girl, after which the Somalian suspect hit her in the face with his fist and dragged her onto a sports field. There, the Somalian and the unknown suspect are said to have raped her. The victim broke free, was overtaken again, and then raped by the Afghan. Afterwards, the girl made her why home, and from there was brought to hospital.
As Austrian newspaper Kurier puts it, even the Public Prosecutor said she thought it was an “adventure story” when she was informed by the police on 26 April 2017. But a year, and the country’s largest DNA-mass-test later, Barbara Kirchner is convinced:
“[the girl] is telling the truth.“
Both suspect tell a different story. Both 19-year-olds admit to having had sex with the 15-year-old girl, but say it was consensual. Just before, they even shared some marihuana with her. Doubts about the girl’s story were echoed by their defence counsels, who indicated they doubted the victim’s statement. She is said to have given multiple accounts of what had happened, and was under the influence of a “cocktail of medication“. Moreover, she suffers from a mental illness. To counter this, defence counsel for the victim (Opfervertreter) Ewald Stadler, introduced a credibility report, that shows that there are no indications that the 15-year-old lied.
What is clear, is that what happened, “certainly didn’t happen like it says in the indictment,” according to the presiding judge. Instead, the court (arranged according to the so-called ‘Schöffensenat’ method) found that there was first a “more or less friendly meeting” between the three or four involved, which involved a joint.
As proof, the judge cited testimony by a witness, which indicates that the 15-year-old bought the drugs. In view of this testimony, it seems more likely that the two 19-year-olds were given the drugs by the girl, as they claim. The judge said that the Public Prosecutor did her utmost to solve the crime, and that the court
“was very well aware of the extreme contradictions in the testimony of the accused.“
The wounds found on the victim – scratch marks on her back, on knees and thighs, as well as a red marks on her chin – would seem to indicate that things played out as in the indictment. But the court found that the possibility that they are the result of voluntary interaction can’t be excluded. The court did not think it proof of what Kurier calls
“a subjective recognition by the defendants, that they had to overcome the resistance of the 15-year-old (…)“
The court decided to attach more importance to the fact that, in the five times she was questioned, the girl was inconsistent. There were some doubts as to the ending of what has happened, whether or not there were two or three men. One question was, how the men came in the possession of the girl’s phone number. When asked, the girl said that she had dropped her phone. When it came to passing judgement, the court was stalemated. Two found the accused guilty, two not guilty. The Public Prosecutor answered with a plea of nullity. That means the verdict is not legally binding.
According to the Österreich newspaper, this doesn’t change the fact that both accused should be in jail. From a “confidential source” the paper has learned that the Somalian only has a subsidiary right to asylum, and is suspected of multiple other sexual assaults. The Afghan is said to be a ‘Dublin case’, in other words, asked for asylum in another EU country and shouldn’t have been in Austria in the first place.
Meanwhile, because of the nullification, the case will have to be taken up by the Oberste Gerichtshof(supreme court), which has to decide if it agrees with the Public Prosecutor. As Ewald Stadler, Lisi’s defence counsel explains, if they do
“A new hearing of the case will be possible, with a differently composed Schöffensenat.“
by Giulio Meotti
“Anti-Semitism is not the business of the Jews. It’s the business of all of us. The French, who have demonstrated their democratic maturity after each Islamist attack, are living through a tragic paradox. Their country has become the arena for murderous anti-Semitism”.
This is the beginning of the toughest and most important position taken so far by the French public opinion against the “new anti-Semitism”. The appeal, published in Le Parisien and signed by 250 public figures, comes after the last murder with an anti-Semitic background, the one in which Mireille Knoll was stabbed to death:
“When a Prime Minister at the National Assembly declares, to the applause of the whole country, that France without the Jews is no longer France, it is not a phrase of consolation but a solemn warning: our European history, in particularly the French one, for geographic, religious, philosophical and juridical reasons, is deeply linked to various cultures among which Jewish thought is decisive. In recent times, 11 Jews have been killed in France by radical Islamists because they were Jewish”.
The signatures are all important: the feminist Elisabeth Badinter, artists like Charles Aznavour and Françoise Hardy, former president Nicolas Sarkozy, the essayist Pascal Bruckner, former mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoë, the former prime ministers Manuel Valls and Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the actor Gérard Depardieu, the Catholic archbishop Joseph Doré, the Grand Rabbi Haïm Korsia, the Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, the Algerian writer Boualem Sansal, the former Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve, the philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, the former editor of Charlie Hebdo Philippe Val, the philosopher Julia Kristeva, the opposition leader Laurent Wauquiez, the historian Georges Bensoussan, the economist Jean-Claude Casanova, the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut and many others.
It is not merely a rhetorical stance. The authors demand that the verses of the Koran that advocate violence against Jews “be struck from the theological authorities”. And in fact there are those who, in the French Islam, are already angry at the appeal, such as Tareq Oubrou, Grand Imam of Bordeaux, who did not sign the appeal. “Generalizing the idea that the Koran calls for murder is madness". The rector of the Grand Mosque in Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, also rejected the ideas of the manifesto, and the president of the National Observatory against Islamophobia, Zekira Abdullah, has called on the signatories to stop the “unfair and delirious overwhelming of Islam and Muslims”. The journalist Claude Askolovitch finds the appeal “horrible”.
“French Jews are 25 times more likely to be attacked than their Muslim brothers” the appeal continues. “Ten percent of the Jewish citizens of Ile-de-France - about 50,000 people - were recently forced to move because they were safer in other cities. This is an ethnic cleansing in the country of Emile Zola and Clemenceau”. It is written exactly like this: épuration ethnique. “Why the silence?” the letter asks. “It is because radical Islam is considered exclusively by some of the elite French parties as an expression of social revolt... because the old anti-Semitism of the extreme Right is added to the anti-Semitism of the radical Left, which have found anti-Zionism as their alibi for transforming the executioners of Jews as victims in society”.
Then the final appeal of the French manifesto: “We ask that the fight against the democratic weakness that is anti-Semitism will become a national cause before it is too late. Before France is no longer France”.
And what if it is too late? The French authorities already protect the Jewish communities, their schools, their synagogues, their cultural centers, their kindergardens. In France today there is half million Jews, 6 million Muslims and a population generally very indifferent to the fate of their brethen wearing the kippah and the Star of David.
I fear that France has reached the point of no return. That in which the Jews will have two choices: pack and leave or stay there till the bitter end. And by now, they are not departing in big numbers.https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/22072
by Maria Polizoidou
As Greece struggles with accelerating economic decline and an increasing lack of public faith in the political leadership, the ruling Syriza coalition appears to be adopting a strategy of garnering votes from immigrants by expediting their naturalization process.
According to a recent report in the Greek daily Parapolitika, Interior Minister Panos Skourletis is laying the groundwork to enable hundreds of thousands of immigrants to become citizens and vote in the next elections. Although the mandate of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ends in September 2019, some analysts have been predicting a call for elections by the end of 2018.
Until now, candidates for Greek citizenship had to be vetted by a committee. Under the new system, applicants will be granted citizenship automatically if they correctly answer 20 out of 30 questions online. In addition, the government is planning to allow immigrants over the age of 65 to obtain Greek IDs, without testing their knowledge of the Greek language. In other words, it will be easier to obtain Greek citizenship than a Greek fishing license. As a result, a total of 800,000 immigrants -- almost one-tenth of the native Greek population -- will soon become citizens. Transposed to the United States, that would be the equivalent of 32,000,000 new voters.
In principle, the idea is no different from George Soros's 220-page guide, released by DC Leaks, seemingly to create a permanent voting majority for the Democratic Party by "enlarge[ing] the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters by 2018."
Easing citizenship requirements may be a calculated electoral ploy, but it is also in keeping with an overall European multiculturalism. The current leadership is not interested in the origins of the country's illegal immigrants, many of whom hail from Afghanistan, Pakistan and sub-Saharan Africa and do not respect the Judeo-Christian roots and culture of modern Greek civilization. Nor does the government appear to concern itself with the danger involved in allowing huge numbers of migrants from terrorist-ridden Muslim-majority countries to become citizens, without vetting them.
Meanwhile, as its immigrant population increases, Greece is simultaneously undergoing a brain-drain. Over the past 8 years, for example, 500,000 skilled and educated young people left the country and have chosen to remain abroad rather than return home and contribute to the economy, the culture and society in general.
According to recent opinion polls, if elections were held in Greece today, the opposition party, New Democracy, would win. It is likely for this reason that the incumbent Syriza coalition has been stepping up its efforts to stay in power. Let us hope that its maneuver to do so by hastily granting voting rights to immigrants will fail. If not, the future of Greece and other countries where there are visible efforts to undermine democratic processes -- as in America's politicized, seemingly criminalized Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation and the efforts of U.S. Democrats to try to prevent the president from forming a government -- could be dangerously bleak.
by Uzay Bulut
At an event held in on April 11 to unveil the 2017 European Islamophobia Report -- released by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu called on EU governments to criminalize Islamophobia.
"There is no ideology or terminology called 'Islamism'; There is only one Islam and it means 'peace,'" he declared -- incorrectly: salaam means peace; Islam means submission. He also claimed that populist politicians are "increasingly engaging in extremist, anti-immigrant, xenophobic, and Islamophobic rhetoric to get a few more votes," and that "centrist politicians are... using a similar rhetoric to get back the votes they have lost."
Urging all politicians to recognize Islamophobia as "a hate crime and a form of racism" in their constitutions, Çavuşoğlu accused European judiciaries of applying a double standard by not paying as much attention to Islamophobia as they do to anti-Semitism. Using the Holocaust as an analogy, he continued: "There is no need to relive Auschwitz or wait for Muslims to be burned in gas chambers like Jewish people."
Çavuşoğlu's view is not new, but it is a gross distortion of past and contemporary history; it seems shaped by a notion that Islam is superior to other religions, as well as from surah 9:33 of the Quran:
"It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion..." (Sahih Translation)
Çavuşoğlu's views also echo those of the Turkish government, headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Non-Muslims, as we all have been seeing, are persecuted throughout the Islamic world. Muslims in Europe, on the other hand, enjoy equal rights and religious liberty. Unfortunately, many radical imams use the freedoms granted to them by European democracies to preach Jew-hatred and violent jihad, to recruit fightersand to establish sharia (Islamic) law courts in their neighborhoods.
Some Muslims, inspired by the teachings of and atmosphere created by these imams, engage in gruesome, religiously motivated crimes against non-Muslims. A disabled 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, for instance, was recently raped, tortured and murdered in her Paris apartment by an extremist Muslim.
Çavuşoğlu, in his talk against Islamophobia, did not mention the atrocities committed by radical Islamists in Europe. Those abuses are at the root of the debate about how to tackle the calls to violence in Islam without hampering the civil liberties of law-abiding Muslims. By proposing to block all criticism of Islam on the grounds that it is "extremist, anti-immigrant, xenophobic and Islamophobic," Çavuşoğlu is revealing that he would welcome banning free speechto protect a religious ideology.
Given Turkey's inhospitable treatment of non-Muslims throughout the ages, it is the height of hypocrisy for its foreign minister to complain about Europe's attitude towards Muslims, which has been the opposite of Islamophobic. To refresh Çavuşoğlu's memory, a review of Turkey's record is in order.
Non-Muslims in Turkey have been exposed to severe persecution and attempts at annihilation, such as the 1914-1923 Christian genocide; the 1941-1942 conscription of the "twenty classes," of all male Christians and Jews, including the elderly and mentally ill; and the 1942 Wealth Tax, which aimed to impoverish non-Muslims and transfer their wealth to Muslims.
Today, only 0.2 percent of Turkey's population of nearly 80 million is Christian or Jewish. The following is a brief account of how Turkish governments have rid the country of its non-Muslim citizens:
Greeks: There are fewer than 2,000 Greeks left in Istanbul, which, until the 15th century Ottoman Turkish invasion, was the Greek city of Constantinople. Even despite its tiny size, the community still suffers from violations of its rights. Among these was the forced closure in 1971 of the Orthodox Halki Seminary, the only school for training the leadership of Orthodox Christianity. Since that time, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity, based in Turkey, has been unable to train clergy and potential successors for the position of patriarch.
It is also important to note that the cities in Asia Minor or Anatolia, which were established by Greeks during the 9th and 8th centuries B.C., no longer have any Greeks. They were either murdered, deported or forced to flee severe persecution, including the anti-Greek pogrom of September 1955 in Istanbul, and the 1964 expulsion of Greeks from all over Turkey.
Armenians: Even after the 1915 genocide, in which 1.5 million Armenians perished, the persecution of Armenians in Turkey did not end. Since then, the remaining Armenians have witnessed the continued seizure of their property and other assets. In addition, verbal and physical attacks against Armenian community members, schools and the only Armenian newspaper in the country by the Turkish public and the media are still common.
Jews: Since 1923, when the Turkish Republic was established, Jews have been exposed to systematic discrimination and various pressures. The laws that excluded Jews and other non-Muslim citizens from certain occupations in the 1920s and blocked the Jews' freedom of movement; the 1934 anti-Jewish pogrom in eastern Thrace, and the continued anti-Jewish hate speech in the Turkish media and certain political circles are among the forms of persecution and discrimination against Jewish citizens of Turkey.
Assyrians: According to the Minority Rights Group International, Assyrian Christians in Turkey
"suffered forced evictions, mass displacement and the burning down of their homes and villages, abductions (including of priests,) forced conversions to Islam through rape and forced marriage, and murder. These pressures, and other insidious forms of persecution and discrimination, have decimated the community."
Today, there are only around 20,000 Assyrians left in the country. And they are still struggling to open an elementary school in Istanbul, as the government refuses to grant them any financial support. Meanwhile, both the government and some Muslim Kurdish locals in southeast Turkey continue to seize their lands and property illegally.
Protestants: The Turkish government does not recognize the Protestant community as a "legal entity." Hence, according to a 2017 human rights violations report by Turkey's Association of Protestant Churches, Protestants are still devoidof the right freely to establish and maintain places of worships. Other problems encountered by Protestants include but are not limited to hate crimes and speech, verbal and physical attacks and workplace discrimination.
Yazidis: The Turkish government does not recognize Yazidism as a religion. Therefore, the "religion" box on the ID papers of Yazidis in Turkey is either left blank or marked with an "X." Due to continued persecution and pressure from the government and society, many Yazidis from Turkey have fled to Europe. Their privately-owned lands were reportedly invaded and their owners threatened. Some of their abandoned villages have become uninhabitable. Most of the former Yazidi villages in Turkey have been completely Islamized. The estimated population of Yazidis in the country today is approximately 350 -- excluding the recent asylum-seekers from Iraq and Syria. Recently it was reported:
"The Yazidis, who were recently the target of massacre, rape and sex slavery by Isis, are now facing forcible conversion to Islam under the threat of death from Turkish-backed forces which captured the Kurdish enclave of Afrin on 18 March."
Alevis: The Turkish government does not recognize Alevism, another minority faith. Alevis in Turkey have been subjected to perpetual massacres and pogroms, including: the 1937-1938 Dersim (Tunceli) Massacres, the 1978 Malatya Massacre, the 1978 Sivas Massacre, the 1978 Maras Massacre, the 1980 Corum Massacre, the 1993 Sivas Massacre and the 1995 Gazi Massacre. Today's Alevis in Turkey are still often exposed to threats and arbitrary arrests.
The faces of many of the victims who were murdered in the 1993 Sivas massacre of Alevis are featured on this poster, used in a 2012 commemoration in Germany. (Image source: Bernd Schwabe, Wikimedia Commons)
Since the 11th century -- when Turkic tribes originally from Central Asia, who had converted to Islam and began occupying cities in Asia Minor and the Armenian highland -- Turks seem to have had a tradition, as above, of being unneighborly to non-Muslims. The West needs to be reminded that this tradition is alive and well in modern Turkey.
Çavuşoğlu's critique of Europe may have been an attempt to cloud his country's sordid past and precarious present, but it should serve as a warning about the danger posed to liberal democracies the world over.