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  • Europeans learn to live with _ and adapt to _ terror attacks

    06/25/2017 4:59:38 PM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    AP ^ | June 25, 2017 | LORI HINNANT
    The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that's just the past few months. The steady stream of attacks on centers of daily life have drawn pledges from Europeans not to let terrorists change how they live, but in ways large and small they already have. There is a heightened awareness and quicker reactions, especially in the hardest-hit countries of France, Britain and Belgium, that would have seemed unthinkable just a few years ago. In Brussels on Tuesday, a 36-year-old Moroccan...
  • New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services [Germany]

    06/24/2017 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 23 June 2017 09:32 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype. Amid the wave of jihadist attacks in Europe, German lawmakers voted in favor of the law designed “to reinforce the effectiveness of criminal procedures”. German investigators will now be able to insert into users’ cellphones and computers spy software (or a “Trojan horse”) to access data in encrypted message services such as popular applications WhatsApp and Skype, including as part of criminal investigations. Up to now, such surveillance tools were not authorized...
  • Champs-Élysées attacker had arms permit despite being on terror watchlist [Paris, France]

    06/20/2017 11:22:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 20 June 2017 09:14 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local/Ben McPartland
    The driver who attacked police on the Champs-Élysées on Monday had a permit to carry arms, sources close to the case have admitted, despite the fact he was on France’s terror watchlist for having been radicalized. The French PM says it’s “not satisfactory”. Sources close to the probe said the man, named as Adam Djaziri in the French press had been on France’s security watchlist since 2015 over ties to “the radical Islamist movement”. But the suspect’s father told AFP that his son “had a registered weapon; he practiced shooting”. A source close to the case said the 31-year-old had...
  • Europeans see Germany favorably, but think it has too much power

    06/16/2017 6:46:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 16 June 2017 12:38 CEST+02:00
    A large majority of Europeans have a positive view of Germany, while seeing Berlin as still having too much power in EU affairs, a new survey shows. The Pew Research Center study released on Thursday showed that 71 percent of respondents outside of Germany had a favourable view of Germany, compared to 21 percent who had an unfavorable opinion of the Bundesrepublik. The survey polled almost 10,000 people from France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Greece was the one outlier to the Germany love-in. Seventy-six percent of respondents in the birthplace of...
  • German government 'sad' Islamic group won't join peace march

    06/16/2017 6:02:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2017 8:09 AM EDT
    The German government has criticized the country’s biggest Islamic association for refusing to take part in a Muslim “peace march” against terrorism Saturday. The Turkish-Islamic Union said Wednesday that the demonstration in Cologne would send a wrong signal by suggesting international terrorism is mainly a Muslim problem. The union, known by its acronym DITIB, also said Muslims observing the Ramadan-month fast couldn’t be expected to march for hours in the summer sun. …
  • New rules to allow police to fingerprint children as young as six [Germany]

    06/15/2017 7:52:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 15 June 2017 17:33 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Authorities will in the future be allowed to take the fingerprints of refugee children as a young as six when they first enter Germany, interior ministers agreed on Wednesday. State and federal interior ministers, who met in Dresden on Wednesday, said that the current minimum age for taking the fingerprints of a child would be lowered from 14 to six. The move was justified as a means of preventing asylum seekers from applying twice for protection. But the change was harshly criticized by legal experts. “We don’t have a security problem among children,” said Sven Rebehn, chairman of the German...
  • Why the Odds Favor Islam (Nails it! Excellent points)

    06/12/2017 3:55:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 108 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 12, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    On May 22, an Islamic suicide bomber detonated himself outside a pop concert in Manchester, England, killing and wounding dozens, many of them young children.The terrorist was a 22-year-old named Salman Abedi. A few days after the attack, I was reading an article about the mosque he attended—the Didsbury Mosque. “That’s funny,” I thought looking at the accompanying photo, “that doesn’t look like a mosque, it looks like a church.”Sure enough, as I discovered, the Didsbury Mosque was once the Albert Park Methodist Chapel. It had been bought by the local Syrian Muslim community and transformed into a Muslim...
  • After sowing doubts, Trump backs NATO mutual defense under charter

    06/09/2017 9:30:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 9, 2017 | 9:16pm EDT | Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he backs the NATO charter’s demand that all members be prepared to defend each other, weeks after jarring allies by not restating U.S. support for the agreement. At a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump said he supports the NATO charter’s Article 5, the requirement that each member of the alliance defend each other if they come under attack. During a visit to NATO headquarters last month in Brussels, Trump had pointedly not mentioned U.S. support for the critical portion of the NATO charter. He used his speech there...
  • Poll: Germans want Merkel to remain as chancellor

    06/09/2017 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.09.2017
    There are crises everywhere you look these days: from the Middle East, with its constant political turmoil; to Turkey, sliding toward autocracy under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; to the US, where President Donald Trump appears to question the shared values of the West on a daily basis. Perhaps this is why Germans are apparently so happy to have Angela Merkel as their chancellor. In a new study conducted by polling institute infratest-dimap, in conjunction with German public broadcaster ARD, the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) earned her best approval rating since the beginning of the refugee crisis in...
  • German men selling fatherhood to refugee women for cash, say prosecutors

    06/06/2017 2:45:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 6 June 2017 15:33 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Prosecutors allege that men in Berlin are falsely claiming to be the fathers of refugee children, allowing the mothers to stay in the country in exchange for money. In Germany it is legally possible for men to claim fatherhood of a child, even if they are not the biological father. But Berlin prosecutors said on Tuesday that the system is being abused by female refugees and German men. The pregnant women pay German men to claim fatherhood of their child, meaning the child automatically has a right to German citizenship and the woman obtains a right to stay in the...
  • Muslims ‘terrified’ after Galway mosque attacked during prayers

    06/06/2017 9:27:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 06/06/2017 | Seán Dunne
    The imam of a Galway mosque which was attacked during the hour of prayer on Monday evening has appealed for “calm” in the wake of the London terrorist attack. Imam Ibrahim Ahmad Noonan of the Masjid Maryam mosque in Galway told The Irish Times that up to 100 members of the Galway mosque were left “terrified” when rocks smashed through the windows during the attack on Monday evening. The attack comes in the wake of the terror attack in London on Saturday night and news that one of the three attackers lived for a time in Ireland and got married...
  • BOUNCER'S BRAVE CHARGE Doorman ‘saved countless lives’ by pelting jihadis with bottles, glasses...

    06/05/2017 6:05:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies ^ | 06/05/2017 | Dan Sales, Stephen Moyes and Ellie Flynn
    The dad of one, from Earl’s Court, West London, said: “I heard a serious amount of screaming and commotion coming from the street. “Me and a few of the doormen went to see what had happened. We saw three guys in camouflage trousers stabbing this woman. “They were all surrounding her and knifing her repeatedly . . . " ... “Me and another guy started launching bar stools, bottles and glasses at them to try and disrupt them. “It was completely chaotic, like a war zone. “They ran through the barrage and we deflected them and they literally ran straight...
  • Greenfield: Europe’s Next Big War

    06/03/2017 7:25:47 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 32 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 6/2/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Europe’s Next Big War Thousands of terrorists and thousands of soldiers. June 2, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. 2,000 cases. That was the most overlooked revelation to come from the testimony of the former FBI director. While the media parsed every Comey hiccup to bolster its election conspiracy theories, it ignored that number. Comey stated that there were around 2,000 terrorism investigations. 1,000 of those came from “home grown violent extremism” with no evidence of contact with foreign terrorists....
  • Up to 100,000 asylum cases to be checked after German soldier became refugee

    05/31/2017 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 31 May 2017 17:43 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Between 80,000 to 100,000 positive asylum decisions are being re-examined after a German soldier managed to obtain protected status through a fake identity, the Interior Minister announced on Wednesday. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said that immigration officials will re-check positive asylum decisions this summer in response to the revelation that a German soldier had managed to gain asylum through a fake identity as a Syrian refugee, despite speaking no Arabic. This re-examination process is already conducted anyway by law, but typically only after three years. The soldier, Franco Albrecht, was arrested in April over suspicions that he was plotting...
  • Large quantities of 'Jihadist drug' seized in France for the first time [Captagon]

    05/30/2017 9:53:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 30 May 2017 10:40 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French customs officials said Tuesday that they had intercepted 135 kilograms (300 pounds) of Captagon, dubbed the “jihadists’ drug”, at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport this year, a first for France. Captagon, a type of amphetamine, is one of the most commonly used drugs among fighters in the Syrian war. “It is the first time that this drug has been seized in France,” the customs agency said in a statement. Customs officials at Charles de Gaulle discovered 350,000 Captagon pills weighing 70 kilograms on January 4 hidden among industrial molds exported from Lebanon and apparently heading for the Czech Republic....
  • Danish PM receives complaint from Israel’s Netanyahu: report

    05/26/2017 11:10:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 26 May 2017 09:21 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen reportedly received a rebuke from Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over Danish support for Palestinian organizations. The two prime ministers spoke over the telephone Wednesday, reports newspaper Berlingske, citing anonymous Danish and Israeli sources.Netanyahu wished to express his displeasure at Danish state support for a number of Palestinian organizations, according to the report. Neither Denmark nor Israel has officially confirmed that the conversation took place. Last week, Netanyahu asked Danish foreign minister Anders Samuelsen to scrap Denmark’s support for Palestinian organizations during an official visit by the latter to Jerusalem. After that meeting, Samuelsen signed...
  • France vows to help Britain fight terror

    05/26/2017 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies ^ | 26 May 2017 17:34 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron has vowed France’s total support in Britain’s fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. “We will be here to cooperate and do everything we can in order to increase this cooperation at the European level, in order to do more from a bilateral point of view against terrorism,” Macron told her, in their first formal meeting since he took office. The bombing of a pop concert in Manchester on Monday night, which left 22 people dead, came a year and a half after another assault claimed...
  • UK Channel 4 interviews Manchester Muslima wearing shirt w/LOVE spelled out w/guns, knives, grenades

    05/26/2017 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    This echoes the double messaging the Muslim world employs when talking to the West and to the ummah (worldwide Muslim community. Much like the Saudi king during Trump’s visit to Riyadh or the Ground Zero mosque imam Rauf, Muslim leaders say one thing to naive, gullible Western leaders and Western media and quite another to their people. Counter Terrorism expert John Gaundaolo (who gave a rousing speech at our Sarsour Protest at CUNY yesterday) explains it: Saudi King Salman spoke at the summit yet he sent two messages: one for the muslims and one for the non-muslims. Americans and the...
  • Nearly seven million migrants are 'waiting to cross into Europe': Leaked report warns [tr]

    05/24/2017 7:25:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2017 | Mario Ledwith
    More than six million asylum seekers are waiting to cross into Europe, a leaked intelligence report warns. There has been a huge increase in the number of migrants hoping to reach EU countries, it says – contradicting claims from Brussels that the situation is under control. The confidential report, leaked to German newspaper Bild, claims 6.6million migrants are waiting in countries around the Mediterranean sea to cross into Europe, including 2.5million in war-torn North Africa.
  • Muslim migrant who admitted raping 10-year-old boy at Austrian swimming pool because of ‘sexual (TR)

    05/25/2017 7:57:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 38 replies ^ | May 25, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    A Muslim migrant who was convicted of raping a child at an Austrian pool has had his sentence cut: he didn’t know the boy didn’t want to be raped. Do you mean in Muslim countries little boys want to be raped? What kind of vicious islamophiliac pedophiles serve on Austria’s Supreme Court, to free a rapist who violently assaulted and anally raped a 10-year-old boy? The Supreme Court overturned this monster’s conviction, saying the court had not done enough to ascertain whether or not the rapist realized the child was saying no. What? The child suffered severe anal injuries which...