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  • “Something is Seething in Germany”

    09/22/2017 8:09:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 22 Sep, 2017 | b
    The news report below shows the polarization in the crowd at a recent campaign rally for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. A note from the translator: That last sentence is very cryptic. I do not know what they mean. Do they mean to say that most who will vote in Berlin, will vote for others such as AfD? There’s no explanation for this, and comments are disabled on the original video.
  • Berlin is ‘hypocritical and dishonest’ on anti-Semitism, Jewish newspaper claims

    08/24/2017 10:32:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 24 August 2017 12:23 CEST+02:00
    Germany’s leading Jewish newspaper has fired sharp criticism at the capital city, arguing that Berlin is failing to take a strong enough stance against anti-Semitic activist groups. The Jüdische Allgemeine Zeitung (JAZ) published the strongly-worded article on Wednesday after several artists dropped out of a music festival currently being held in the capital when they found out that it was being backed by the Israeli embassy. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which seeks to isolate Israel internationally, put “massive pressure” on artists to withdraw from the Pop-Kultur festival due to a €500 donation from the Israeli embassy, JAZ...
  • Big brother in Berlin: Face recognition technology gets tested

    08/01/2017 9:14:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.31.2017 | Maximiliane Koschyk
    From August, a train station in Berlin will be the testing ground for surveillance cameras with biometric face recognition capability. Here is an overview of the most important information and a look at the controversy. The test phase will take place at Berlin’s Südkreuz train station. It will include only selected participants and be conducted by the German federal police, Federal Criminal Police Office and the Interior Ministry in conjunction with Deutsche Bahn, the station operator. […] For the test phase, three specialized cameras have been installed that will film a particular entrance and an escalator leading to the station...
  • ‘You Jew!’ Becoming Common Insult In Berlin Schools As Anti-Semitism Rises

    07/21/2017 7:01:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Schoolteachers and other school officials in Berlin have noticed a rising trend of anti-Semitism among pupils and say the expression “You Jew!” has become a common insult. A report conducted by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of 21 schools in Berlin shows the level of antisemitism is growing among the primarily Turkish and Arab Muslim pupils. The group also found a disturbing rise in support for radical Islamism, according to German broadcaster RBB.
  • Berlin justice ministry seeks to make most toilets unisex for transgender community

    07/10/2017 8:50:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 10 July 2017 15:32 CEST+02:00
    While the United States has continued to debate so-called “bathroom bills” targeting transgender people, Berlin’s justice minister is hoping to open up government building bathrooms to all. According to an audit report by the Berlin justice ministry seen by Tagesspiegel on Monday, many of the bathrooms in Berlin’s government administrative buildings could be converted into unisex facilities without great effort. “The building scan showed that having toilets for all sexes in many places would be simple to implement,” said justice minister Dirk Behrendt, who is also responsible for anti-discrimination projects. Such unisex toilets are intended to reduce discrimination against transgender...
  • IT BEGINS: Merkel’s Migrants Form Sharia Police To Patrol Streets Of Berlin!

    07/09/2017 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    GP ^ | 07/09/17 | Joshua Caplan
    Under the watch of Chancellor Merkel, millions of Muslim migrants have flooded Germany. Amid a spike in rapes, another frightening trend is emerging within Europe’s largest economy — Sharia Police.Gatestone Institute reports: A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to local police who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital. The self-appointed morality police involve Salafists from Chechnya, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region in Russia. The vigilantes are using threats of violence to discourage Chechen migrants from integrating into German society; they are also promoting the establishment of a parallel...
  • Head of ‘Liberal’ Berlin Mosque Under 24-Hour Police Guard After Multiple Death Threats

    07/05/2017 8:22:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    The female founder of a new “liberal” mosque in Berlin has found herself under 24-hour police protection after receiving over a hundred death threats. Female lawyer Seyran Ates is the founder of the liberal Ibn Ruschd-Goethe mosque, which was established earlier this year. Ms. Ates, a Kurdish Muslim born in Turkey, blames the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying Erdoğan supporters were behind the daily death threats, Kronen Zeitung reports. Diyanet, the Turkish government’s religious authority, immediately slammed Ates and her mosque accusing the founders of being close to the Gulen movement who they blame for the attempted...
  • Judicial Watch: New Abedin Emails Reveal Top Clinton Foundation Executive Doug Band Sought Diplomati

    09/07/2016 6:58:47 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/1/2016
    "The Abedin emails include a mid-August 2009, email exchange in which Band urges Abedin to follow up on a request from Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy to set up a meeting with then-Ambassador to Panama Barbara Stephenson on behalf of lobbyist Amb. Otto Reich, President Reagan’s ambassador to Venezuela who maintained high-level government positions during the tenure of both President George H.W. Bush and President George Bush. In early September, Ruddy then was contacted by State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta S. Jacobson, at the behest of Band and Abedin, in reference to Ruddy’s...
  • Jealous Obama Goes Back to Berlin to Protect His Legacy

    05/25/2017 4:02:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | May 25, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, Barack Obama. He is upset. Barack Hussein Obama — do not doubt me on this — this trip of Trump’s starting in Saudi — and I know it’s not pronounced Saudi. Some people do, though. The Saudis, Saudi, but if you go over there you’ll hear some people say Saudi Arabia. The Palestinians, have you heard how they pronounce “Israeli”? The Israelis. The Israelis. They say it routinely. Even Arafat said it that way. We Americanize “the Israelis.” There are people that say, the Saudis. Even though it’s not the House of Saud, it’s the House of Saud....
  • Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

    05/25/2017 9:32:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 97 replies ^ | 5/25/17 | Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans, Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during his presidency. ... At the beginning of their discussion, Obama praised Merkel to the excited cheers of a crowd of young Protestants, who had traveled from all over Germany and beyond to attend the religious gathering. "Not only do I love this city, but one of my favorite partners throughout my presidency is sitting next to me," Obama said with a big smile. Merkel smiled right back...
  • Berlin sets up toughest security yet for Obama visit during Church congress

    05/24/2017 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies ^ | 24 May 2017 10:33 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Police in the capital have “thought through every scenario” as they prepare to keep visitors safe during Protestant Reformation celebrations, which include a visit by Barack Obama. Around 140,000 visitors are expected in Berlin for the Church Congress marking 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation, which kicks off on Wednesday evening and lasts until Sunday. Former US President Obama will be the star guest in the proceedings, discussing “engaged democracy” with Chancellor Angela Merkel in front of a crowd of 80,000 at the Brandenburg Gate on Thursday. “Unfortunately, the terror threat has been constantly high for a...
  • Ivanka Trump Booed in Berlin for defending her father's record

    04/25/2017 9:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 04/25/2017 | By Gabrielle Levy, Political Reporter
    First daughter and Special Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump was booed and hissed by an audience in Germany on Tuesday when she attempted to defend Donald Trump's record on women's issues. Speaking before the W-20 panel on women's issues as part of the G-20 summit in Berlin, the first daughter was met with loud disapproval when she described the president as a lifelong advocate of women. "That is something I'm very proud of my father's advocacy, long before he came into the presidency, he championed this in the primaries," she said. "He's been a tremendous champion of supporting families...
  • Christian teacher in Berlin banned from wearing crucifix necklace

    04/11/2017 5:08:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 11 April 2017 17:17 CEST+02:00
    Berlin’s neutrality law is most often discussed in relation to the Islamic headscarf. But one Christian teacher has found that it applies to other religions as well. A Protestant teacher working in the Wedding district of Berlin was told to immediately stop wearing her cross necklace, the German Catholic News Agency (KNA) reported on Tuesday. Consistorial president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Protestant Church Jörg Antoine confirmed last week that the woman had been given the instructions, which were based on Berlin’s neutrality law that prohibits teachers and other public sector workers from wearing religious symbols. The neutrality law has generally applied...
  • Muslim parents take kids out of Berlin nursery after discovering teacher is gay

    03/30/2017 3:02:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies ^ | 29 March 2017 15:40 CEST+02:00
    A protest by Muslim parents against a gay man looking after their children at a Kindergarten has led to a public debate in the liberal capital city. The parents of preschool children in the northern district of Reinickendorf threatened to gather names for a petition against the kindergarten when they found out that one of the nursery teachers was gay, Tagesspiegel reported on Wednesday. At first the protest led the young man to request to be transferred to another kindergarten. But the management of the preschool put their foot down and gave the parents the choice: either accept that a...
  • 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...