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  • Thousands of Berliners, Brits march in anti-Brexit protest

    03/25/2017 8:45:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 25 March 2017 15:44 CET+01:00 | Emma Anderson
    On the 60th anniversary of the start of the European Union, at least 3,500 demonstrators in Berlin joined an international protest to show their opposition to the UK leaving its member states behind. As British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50 next week, setting into motion negotiations for an EU without the UK, thousands in Berlin and other major cities took to the streets on Saturday, marking 60 years since the Treaties of Rome laid the foundations for the modern-day Union. Brexit has been largely viewed as unpopular in Germany even before the referendum vote last summer,...
  • Berlin police seize cannon made for launching coconuts

    03/18/2017 11:33:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies
    upi ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Berlin police announced they seized an artist's homemade cannon after a coconut launched by the device narrowly missed hitting a dog walker. Police said in a Facebook post that a man taking a dog for a walk March 1 in an industrial area of the German capital heard a loud bang followed by the sight of a large projectile whizzing past him at a high speed. Investigators determined the projectile was a coconut that had been launched from a cannon created by a 23-year-old artist. Police shared photos of the device in the Facebook post. The artist, Julian Charriere, said...
  • Flashback: Berlin around 1900 (Beautiful video)

    03/06/2017 9:52:33 PM PST · by aquila48 · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 6, 2017
    Colour footage of street scenes of Berlin ca. 1900. (Makes you pine for the good ol' days)
  • Hundreds of German Police Swoop on Banned Mosque Linked to Christmas Market Attack

    02/28/2017 5:51:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Hundreds of German police have launched raids across Berlin, targeting a mosque and Muslim association linked to radical Islamists and the Islamic State Christmas Market attacker. The now banned “Fussilet 33” association is thought to be linked to Anis Amri, the Tunisian migrant who drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December last year, killing 12 and injuring 50.
  • Merkel says Europe must take MORE refugees and Islam 'isn't source of terror'

    02/18/2017 10:25:16 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2/18/2017 | Jeremy Culley
    The embattled leader says Europe has an obligation to take more displaced people from Syria and Iraq. She also said Islam "is not the cause of terrorism" and that combatting extremism needs the cooperation of Muslim countries. In a wide-ranging speech at a Munich security conference, the German chief also vowed to work closely with Vladimir Putin's Russia in the fight with ISIS in the Middle East. Mrs Merkel has come under fire for taking in up to one million refugees amid security concerns and a string of migrant sex attacks across Germany. After the Berlin lorry attack at a...
  • Trump Mexico wall will destroy lives, Berlin mayor warns(Barf alert)

    01/27/2017 2:39:30 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27th January 2017 | BBC News
    Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller has urged US President Donald Trump "not to go down the road of isolation" with his planned border wall with Mexico. Mr Mueller warned such divides cause "slavery and pain" and would "destroy the lives of millions". The German city was divided by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989. Mr Mueller's statement came as Mr Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto agreed to "work out their differences" over the issue. The planned wall was one of Mr Trump's key election campaign pledges, but it has cast a shadow over the US's relationship with its...
  • 'I'm an American and I was racially profiled in Berlin 23 times' [says USA Today journ0list from NJ]

    01/06/2017 12:29:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies ^ | 6 January 2017 16:53 CET+01:00 | Emma Anderson
    American journalist Sandhya Kambhampati was stopped by police 23 times within her first nine months of living in Berlin. Now she’s investigating racial profiling in Germany — and is looking for others to share experiences. The first time 24-year-old Sandhya Kambhampati was stopped by an officer in Berlin, she had gone to a park for a morning jog after arriving in the city days before. The officer asked her what she was doing, where she lived, and for her ID. When she told him she only had her keys, he said she should always carry identification and left. […] Nine...
  • Easy German 176 - 2016 vs. 2017

    01/04/2017 12:23:37 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    Easy German(YouTube) ^ | 1/2/17 | Easy German
    This is 10 days after an islamic terrorist attack that happened in their city, and not a mention of that. Given most people will have a positive outlook for the new year, but a couple of their interviews, they say they are more concerned about Trump, and there is not one mention of the Christmas Market attack. Given that Berlin is the LA of Germany, IMO Germany is lost.
  • Is 'racial profiling' illegal? Depends on where you live [Germany]

    01/03/2017 7:38:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.03.2017 | Carla Bleiker
    Cologne police have been accused of racial profiling after targeting men of North African appearance on New Year’s Eve. In the US racial profiling is illegal, but in Germany and the UK, the law isn’t that clear. There is no law in Germany that explicitly prevents a police officer from stopping and checking someone for the way he or she looks. Police in Cologne have drawn some criticism for focusing their attention on men who looked as if they might come from North Africa this past New Year’s Eve. They have denied the accusations of racial profiling, even though the...
  • New Italian PM Orders Mass Deportations of Migrants, Detention Centers Included

    01/03/2017 12:57:38 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 03, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    The newly appointed prime minister of Italy is calling for massive changes in the country's immigration policy for 2017. Paolo Gentiloni is expected to call for a full reversal on his predecessor's policies which allowed hundreds of thousands of migrants enter Europe through Italy. A two-page instructional document has been sent to police stations throughout Italy ordering officers to increase efforts to deport migrants. The document says the change is important to battle “a growing migratory pressure and an international context marked by instability and threats”. ... Italy will open 16 detention centers for migrants while they are being arranged...
  • Merkel urges Germans to meet terror with freedom and openness

    01/01/2017 8:23:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies ^ | 31 December 2016 07:42 CET+01:00
    Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans on Saturday to hold firm to democratic values in the face of jihadist terror, urging them to counter “murderers who are full of hate” with compassion and cohesion. In her New Year’s address delivered less than two weeks after a Tunisian suspect rammed a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people, Merkel acknowledged it was “bitter and sickening” that the attack and others in July were carried out by asylum seekers. Nevertheless, she defended her decision in September 2015 to let in tens of thousands fleeing war from mostly Arab...
  • Merkel: Islamist terror is 'greatest threat' to Germany

    12/30/2016 9:29:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 79 replies
    BBC News ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | BBC News
    Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year message. Referring to the deadly truck attack in Berlin by a Tunisian asylum seeker, she said it was "sickening" when acts of terror were carried out by people who had sought protection. She said 2016 had been a year of "severe tests". But she also said she was confident Germany could overcome them. "As we go about our lives and our work, we are saying to the terrorists: 'You are hate-filled murderers, but you do not determine how we live and want to...
  • Merkel tells Germans their country is stronger than terror

    12/30/2016 3:37:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2016 6:01 PM EST | Geir Moulson
    Chancellor Angela Merkel is telling Germans in her New Year message that their country is stronger than terrorism and the government will do everything to ensure “security in freedom.” Merkel said in her annual televised address being broadcast Saturday that 2016 had been “a year of severe tests,” the toughest of them Islamic extremist terror. She added, however, that she is “confident for Germany.” On Dec. 19, 12 people were killed in a truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that rampage, as it did for two attacks in Bavaria in the summer...
  • Muslims Celebrate the Christmas Jihad in Berlin

    12/29/2016 9:56:37 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 29 Dec, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    We’ve seen this sort of thing before in Europe: immediately after some Islamic atrocity, Muslims take to the streets in celebration, honking and shouting, ostensibly because of a wedding. The following video shows events in Berlin on Christmas Eve. According to the notes accompanying the video: The point is: They s*** on our customs and traditions, on us Germans! They don’t really give a damn about the attacks either! Sure, the Islamic associations and unions distance themselves officially, but they would never entertain the idea of demonstrating for the victims with candlelight vigils or anything! And dozens of radical Islamists...
  • Copenhagen to ring in New Year under increased security

    12/29/2016 7:38:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 29 December 2016 14:45 CET+01:00
    When thousands of revellers stream into the area around Copenhagen Town Hall Square (Rċdhuspladsen) to count down the final minutes of 2016, they will do so under increased security. Copenhagen Police told broadcaster DR on Thursday that the Christmas market attack in Berlin and the general terror threat level in Denmark will mean a number of new safety initiatives on one of the absolute biggest party nights of the year. […] The move is a direct response to the December 19th terror attack in Berlin, where Tunisian national Anis Amri allegedly hijacked a truck and drove it into a Berlin...
  • Police Arrest Gang of Migrants After Homeless Man Set Alight on Christmas Day

    12/27/2016 4:19:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | December 27, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Berlin police released security camera pictures as part of their hunt for a gang of young migrants who they believe attempted to murder a homeless man in Christmas day by setting him alight. Officers have now arrested seven men between the ages of 15 and 21-years-old including six Syrians and one Libyan after their faces were identified from security camera footage at Berlin’s Schonleinstrasse subway station. The attack took place in the early hours of Christmas day, reports Germany’s best-selling broadsheet Welt, when the gang came across a homeless man sleeping on a station platform bench. Setting fire to the...
  • Refugees [from Syria and Libya] arrested in Germany for setting Berlin homeless man on fire

    12/27/2016 7:34:10 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 12/27/2016 | RT
    The suspects accused of setting a homeless person on fire in the Berlin underground have been identified as refugees from Syria and Libya, police confirmed. Six of them surrendered to police, while the seventh was arrested in a police operation. “Six suspects turned themselves in at various police stations [Monday] evening, [and] another suspect was arrested last night by undercover investigators,” an official police release said. The seven young men allegedly set a homeless person on fire as he slept at the Berlin Schonleinstrasse station overnight into Christmas Day on Sunday, police say.
  • Morocco Warned Germany Twice About Berlin Killer Anis Amri; German Intel Did Nothing

    12/27/2016 6:37:15 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 27, 2016 | Michael van der Galien
    A Moroccan security official says that his country's intelligence service warned Germany twice about the risk posed by Anis Amri, the radical Muslim who slaughtered 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this month. The official, who spoke to Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, says that the Germans received two written warnings, one on September 19 and the other on October 1, about Amri's radical Islamic beliefs. He explains: Correspondence from the Moroccan security agencies had a clear warning about the Tunisian man's desire to carry out a terrorist act. Earlier this month, Dutch populist Geert Wilders was criticized...
  • GoFundMe Page of Polish Truck Driver murdered by Muslim Terrorist in Berlin nears £170,000.00

    12/26/2016 12:12:52 PM PST · by Bon mots · 12 replies
    GoFundMe ^ | December 26, 2016 | Bon Mots
    The GoFundMe page of Polish truckdriver, Ċukasz Urban has approached 170,000 GBP (British Pounds).
  • German President warns against 'stoking image of the enemy' in Christmas speech

    12/26/2016 11:32:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.24.2016 | Sabine Kinkartz
    In his annual Christmas address to the nation, German President Joachim Gauck has said that anger and rage at terrorism must not turn into hatred and violence. He called instead for good judgment and attention. […] Gauck warned that these emotions should not be allowed to dominate, adding that anger must not turn into hate and violence. Instead, it is about being united and defending compassion. Anyone who is “sensitive, responsive and helpful” can “transform anger and rage into forces that resist the hatred, violence and contempt of others,” Gauck said in his last Christmas speech as the German President....
  • Germany’s Choice

    12/26/2016 5:14:47 AM PST · by Kaslin
    American Thinker ^ | December 26, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The recent terror attack in Berlin has heightened concern within Germany and beyond over that country’s liberal immigration policies and soft policing of potential terrorists. It is not uncommon to hear Western and especially American pundits declare that German actions will be suicidal if not reversed. While such hyperbole is understandable, it also misrepresents the German national psyche and skews analysis accordingly. The Germans are not suicidal, but they are a fatalistic culture that is still trying to settle on a national ethos. How they resolve the current crisis with Islamic immigrants will probably be grand and defining, regardless of...
  • German cop faces criminal charges for calling Angela Merkel 'insane'

    12/25/2016 9:39:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Sunday Express (UK) ^ | 15:59, Fri, Dec 23, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    A German police officer is facing criminal proceedings after he allegedly branded Chancellor Angela Merkel “insane”. The officer, from the western city of Solingen, could be fined three months’ wages if found guilty of slander. He is said to have made the comments at an event held by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party earlier this month. …
  • Drenthe city cancels Christmas party after Berlin tragedy [Meppel, Netherlands]

    12/25/2016 9:20:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NL Times ^ | December 23, 2016 - 08:49 | Janene Pieters
    A major Christmas celebration of eight schools was canceled in Meppel, Drenthe on Thursday. An attack on the Christmas market in Berlin on Monday played a big role in the decision to cancel the event, school director Herman Langhorst said to De Stentor. The organizers fear that panic would have overrun the visitors. About 3 thousand children and parents were expected to attend the event. Because of the large number of people and the fear caused by the attack in Berlin, the organizers decided to meet with the municipality and cancel the event. “Based on this discussion, the organization made...
  • Orbán: EU Must Change After ‘Christians Murdered at Christmas’ in ‘Heart of Europe’

    12/25/2016 8:04:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 25, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Illegal migrants must be deported and Europe’s borders sealed shut, following the “unprecedented” attack in Berlin, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said. “It is unprecedented that in the heart of Europe, Christians were murdered at Christmas”, Orbán said in an interview published Saturday, speaking about the terror attack in Berlin, in which a Tunisian migrant ploughed a truck into a crowd of people at a Christmas market on Monday.
  • Mother of Berlin Butcher Anis Amri: 'They Didn't Have to Kill Him!'

    12/24/2016 1:21:44 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 90 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-24-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    The mother of Anis Amri -- or as I prefer to call him: the radical Islamic butcher of Berlin -- is very, very heartbroken. Not because her son carried out a horrendous terror attack in Berlin, but because Italian police officers had the audacity to kill her poor baby boy. I kid you not: Family members have questioned the need to kill the terrorist. His mother said: "With him is a great secret. They killed him, and buried the secret with him." You see, according to Amri's dear mother, her son wouldn't hurt a fly. Someone must have manipulated him...
  • After Berlin attack, Europe weighs freedom against security

    12/24/2016 7:39:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2016 9:45 AM EST | Angela Charlton
    Europe’s open borders may symbolize liberty and forward thinking for some — but they increasingly look like the continent’s Achilles’ heel. Europe’s No. 1 terrorism suspect crossed at least two borders this week despite an international manhunt, and was felled only by chance, in a random ID check. The bungled chase for Berlin attack suspect Anis Amri is just one example of recent cross-border security failures that are emboldening nationalists fed up with European unity. Extremist violence, they argue, is too high a price to pay for the freedom to travel. Defenders of the EU’s border-free zone say the security...
  • Trump: Attacks like Berlin rampage ‘purely religious threat’

    12/23/2016 10:15:10 PM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies ^ | Dec 24, 2016 | Raj Kumar Summan
    During the two-minute, 42-second video, Amri, who was killed by police in Milan on Friday, is shown speaking directly to a camera and pledging allegiance to the ISIS group.US President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that attacks like the one in Berlin is a “purely religious threat which turned into reality” as he referred to the suspected attacker’s video in which he talked about slaughtering crusaders who had come to kill Muslims. “The terrorist who killed so many people in Germany said just before crime, “by God’s will we will slaughter you… This is a purely religious threat, which turned...
  • Unbelievable: Associated Press Sympathizes With Berlin Jihadist

    12/23/2016 11:16:07 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12.23.2016 | Trey Sanchez
    He was just looking for a better life. It’s not his fault. ------------------- "In what might possibly be the fakest news headline in this era of "fake news," the Associated Press delivers a whopper of a headline that actually sympathizes with a vicious murderer." “Troubled Berlin attack suspect sought better life in Europe.” The article then drips with compassion: "Desperate and drifting, Anis Amri took the path trodden by countless other North African teenagers: an illegal boat journey to Europe in hopes of a better life. He fell into crime instead — and is now suspect No. 1 in the...
  • Berlin market attack suspect killed in Milan, reports say – live coverage

    12/23/2016 1:57:41 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12-23=16 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
  • Berlin market attack suspect killed in shootout in northern Italy

    12/23/2016 3:45:40 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/2016 | Reuters
    MILAN, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a pre-dawn shoot-out with police in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, Italy's interior minister said. "The man killed was without a shadow of doubt Anis Amri," Marco Minniti said, referring to the 24-year-old Tunisian who is suspected of driving the truck that smashed through a Berlin market on Monday killing 12 people. Minniti told reporters that Amri was stopped by two policemen at around 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) in front of the Sesto San Giovanni train station,...
  • Angela Merkel May be the Biggest Loser of 2017.

    12/22/2016 7:51:29 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | December 22, 2016 | Nile Gardner
    Merkel looks out of touch with winds of change sweeping through Europe....the German leader must act decisively in the face of the mounting terror threat. She once strode across the European stage like a colossus. German Chancellor Angela Merkel used to be the de facto leader of mainland Europe, the guardian of the continent's liberal ideals, champion of European unity and standard bearer of German economic dominance and prowess. This week's barbaric act of terror on the streets of Berlin, however, served as a stark reminder of the limits of Merkel's power, the inherent risks of her open borders approach...
  • Germany releases details of initial forensic report on Berlin Attack

    12/22/2016 11:47:32 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 22 December 2012 | es/kms
    Officials have confirmed the discovery of Anis Amri's fingerprints inside the truck that killed 12 people in Berlin. Despite earlier reports, however, prosecutors said no arrests were made in connection with the attack. Germany's Federal Prosecutor's Office gave a statement on Thursday after the first official forensics report on the Berlin Christmas market attack was released. Spokeswoman Frauke Köhler confirmed that fingerprints belonging to Tunisian national Anis Amri had been found in the truck used to kill 12 people and wound 49 at Berlin's Breitenscheidplatz on Monday evening. "We are relatively certain Anis Amri drove the car, and we have...
  • U.S. intelligence warned of Christmas-related Islamic State truck attacks

    12/22/2016 10:07:53 AM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2016 | Bill Gertz
    U.S. intelligence agencies issued general warnings around the world that Islamic State terrorists were planning to use trucks in attacks on gatherings of people, according to U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports. Specific warnings were issued to allied intelligence services in Europe and Asia based on information gleaned from the Islamic State, indicating the terrorist group’s sympathizers would conduct attacks using large trucks in Christmas-related killing sprees.
  • Will We Learn From Germany? A Case Study In Their Suicidal Open Door Immigration Policy

    12/22/2016 9:39:15 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-22-16 | Curt
    We now know that Tuesday's terrorist attack in Berlin, in which 12 people were killed when the terrorist drove a truck through a Christmas festival, was carried out by a Tunisian refugee named Anis Amri. The good news is that they know who he is (but have yet to capture him). The bad news is that this was all preventable. He arrived in Germany in 2015 seeking asylum and incredibly they allowed him in. All due to Angela Merkel's policy to allow all refugees from the Muslim world. They ignored the fact that he had burned a school in Italy...
  • Mopping-Up Operation ... Mark Steyn

    12/22/2016 4:42:10 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 21 Dec 2016 | Mark Steyn
    That's not a joke, incidentally: "Duldung" really does mean "toleration". There's not enough trees in Germany for all the "toleration papers" Mutti Merkel wants to issue. But don't worry, they were monitoring his phone. So that's great. Unless, under some other "peculiarity", they turned off the monitoring for a few hours a day - just like, with the Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray jihadist, they switched off his electronic anklet each morning, round about Mass time, to give him a bit of privacy to decapitate Catholic priests. They take their privacy rights seriously in Europe: Despite an unfolding international manhunt the first pictures of...
  • Trump Calls Berlin Rampage 'An Attack on Humanity'

    12/21/2016 1:05:58 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | December 21, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday called the attack on Christmas market in Berlin earlier this week "an attack on humanity." The President-elect, in his first public comments on the Berlin attack that left at least 12 people dead, emerged from his Mar-a-Lago residence...before meeting with incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and said, "What's going on is terrible." Trump said in a [previous] written statement... "ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad."... "It's an attack on humanity. That's what it is, it's an attack on humanity...
  • Nigel Farage Was Right - Merkel Should Take Responsibility - Failed EU Asylum Policy

    12/21/2016 12:53:27 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 6 replies
    UKIP Debate via YouTube ^ | 12/21/16 | UKIP
    Video at link. 3 minutes 51 seconds.
  • First picture of Berlin massacre suspect: Police hunt Tunisian, 21, after his ID is found (Tr. Ed.)

    12/21/2016 3:47:15 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 169 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-21-2016 | Martin Robinson
    This is the Tunisian asylum seeker who has become Europe's most wanted terrorist after his ID was found under the seat in the lorry used to massacre 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market. Police today revealed they are hunting Anis Amri, 21, a refugee who came to Germany earlier this year. His paperwork was found in truck's footwell. He is probably armed, 'highly dangerous' and a member of a 'large' Islamic organisation and has weapons training abroad, security sources say. Despite an unfolding international manhunt the first pictures of him released in Germany
  • Running For That Okidoke, and Shave Ice

    12/21/2016 6:49:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-21-2016 | MOTUS
    There is a type of bookending about Barry’s first and last tax-payer funded Winter Holiday in Hawaii. His first you may recall was the occasion the Muslim Panty Bomber tried to blow up an airplane as it came in for a landing over Detroit. Fortunately for all involved, with the possible exception of the Bomber himself, his underwear caught fire butt failed to detonate.That time it took Barry, who was busy, three days to emerge from his well-earned vacation cocoon to finally comment on the situation.Shush, we don’t speak of such things, especially on vacation.After this year’s terrorist Christmas event – thankfully off-shore...
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Berlin terror attack

    12/20/2016 3:00:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/20/16 | Gary Willig
    The ISIS terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for Monday's terror attack at a Christmas market in Berlin. The terrorist drove a truck into a crowd of civilians, killing 12 and wounding 48, including an Israeli citizen. "The executor of the operation.. in Berlin is a soldier of the Islamic state and he executed the operation in response to calls to target nationals of the coalition countries," ISIS claimed on its media apparatus, the Amaq News Agency. The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Force had tweeted earlier that ISIS was claiming responsibility for the attack, the Washington Times reported. .....
  • ISIS claims Berlin truck rampage, as attacker remains at large

    12/20/2016 2:07:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 20 December 2016 21:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    ISIS on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people, as German police hunted for the attacker. “A soldier of the Islamic State (ISIS) carried out the Berlin operation in response to appeals to target citizens of coalition countries,” the ISIS-linked Amaq news agency said, without identifying the perpetrator. The claim came shortly after German prosecutors, saying they lacked evidence, released a Pakistani asylum seeker who was the sole suspect in the case, sparking fears of a killer at large. “We can’t rule out that the perpetrator is on the run,” Interior...
  • German police release suspect for lack of evidence, driver still on the loose

    12/20/2016 1:20:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | December 20, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    It appeared that something was amiss when the Berlin police tweeted this early in the morning U.S. time: The temporary arrested suspect denies the offense. Therefore we are particulary alert. Please be also alert.#Breitscheidplatz— PolizeiBerlinEinsatz (@PolizeiBerlin_E) December 20, 2016 That suspect has already been released. Berlin police posted a fuller explanation for that decision on their website (via Google Translate): The accused who had been temporarily arrested on the occasion of the attack on the Berlin Christmas market on 19 December 2016 was released in the evening on the orders of the Federal Prosecutor. The previous investigations did not result...
  • AfD Hits Out at Merkel after Christmas Market Attack: ‘These Are Your Dead’

    12/20/2016 12:43:00 PM PST · by aquila48 · 68 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 20 Dec 2016 | NICK HALLETT
    The anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has hit out at German Chancellor Angela Merkel after Monday’s Christmas market attack, saying the victims are “her dead”. A Pakistani migrant, named as 23-year-old Naved B, was arrested for allegedly driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens others. Mrs Merkel has come under increasing pressure since her decision to allow in over a million migrants last year, with many calling for a drastic reduction in immigration. Senior AfD member Marcus Pretzell tweeted Monday evening: “When will the German state of law...
  • Open Letter/Question to Freepers in Germany: Why so Passive? Why are Germans putting up with Merkel?

    12/20/2016 11:49:01 AM PST · by quesney · 102 replies
    What's going on over there? The body count is rising with each major attack. (that doesn't include injuries, rapes, other sexual assaults, etc) How many more people are going to die before you deal with the obvious source of the problem?
  • Trump Condemns Ankara, Berlin ‘Terror Attacks’; State Dep’t Warns Against ‘Jumping to Conclusions’

    12/20/2016 10:10:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 20, 2016 | 4:26 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokesman on Monday chose his words carefully in condemning the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and the killing of 12 people run down by a truck at a Christmas market in Germany. He said he “couldn’t rule out” that the shooting in Ankara may have been a terror attack, and referred to “the horrendous events” in Berlin. President-elect Donald Trump had no qualms preempting investigations and calling both incidents — along with a shooting near a mosque in Zürich — “terror attacks.” “Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany — and it...
  • Donald Trump 'In Tune' With Vladimir Putin on Berlin and Ankara Attacks: Kremlin

    12/20/2016 8:19:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/20/16 | Damien Sharkov
    Trump has called for international cooperation in fighting terror. The Kremlin has praised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s response to Monday’s attacks in Berlin and Ankara, claiming that his words are “in tune” with those of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump accused a “radical Islamic terrorist” of shooting dead the Russian Ambassador to Turkey on Monday before also commenting on an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany’s capital. In response to the latter, he declared “terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the Earth,” and called for international support to do so.
  • What Pisses Me Off About The Berlin Christmas Market Terrorist Attack

    12/20/2016 7:44:45 AM PST · by GraceG · 27 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/20/2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    On December 19th, 2016, twelve people were killed and nearly fifty injured when a truck plowed through a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. In the latest example of a true war on the Christmas holiday and Christians everywhere, the Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack. The terrorist suspect has also been reported to be a refugee - one of well over a million refugees allowed into Germany by Angela Merkel through her disastrous open-border policy.
  • Berlin named best city to be gay and single

    12/20/2016 7:16:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | December 16, 2016 | Emma Anderson
    Berlin is renowned for holding a number of LGBT festivals each year, including Christopher Street Day celebrations dating back to 1979, and Berlin Pride. Hundreds of thousands partake in these events each year. The city’s commitment to the LGBT community has also shown through in its care for refugees from war-torn countries, establishing Germany’s first major gay asylum centre in February.
  • Berlin Police Says It Arrested "The Wrong Man": Truck Attacker Is "Armed, Still At Large"

    12/20/2016 5:34:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 20,2016
    In the latest gaffe for German authorities, one which could further impact Merkel adversely if confirmed - something the Euro confirmed when it just tumbled to fresh 13 years lows - moments ago Die Welt reported that according to German police, the man from Pakistan who was arrested as a suspect in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people on Monday was not the actual perpetrator. "We have the wrong man," said a senior police chief. "And therefore a new situation. The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage," the paper...
  • Official: Berlin suspect was asylum-seeker from Pakistan

    12/20/2016 4:21:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2016 7:11 AM EST | Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans
    The suspect in the truck attack that killed 12 people at a busy Berlin Christmas market came from Pakistan and had applied for asylum in Germany, the country’s top security official said Tuesday. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said the suspect, who denies involvement, entered Germany on Dec. 31 last year and arrived in Berlin in February. German Chancellor Angela Merkel described herself as “shocked, shaken and deeply saddened” after what she said the government must assume was a “terrorist attack.” De Maizière said that as far as officials know, the Islamic State group has not claimed responsibility. …