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  • Frightened Christians lose battle over U.S. mega-mosque [Sterling Heights, MI]

    02/23/2017 2:45:06 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    World News Daily ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    In the end, the Iraqi Christians of Sterling Heights, Michigan, say they felt abandoned and left vulnerable by their government. snip*** The city on Tuesday night agreed to a settlement with a Muslim group that wants to build a mega-mosque on 15 Mile at Mound Road, in the heart of a residential area filled with Christians who escaped Muslim persecution in Iraq. snip*** The city planning commission had denied the mosque permit in September 2015, but nearly a year later the mosque sued the city claiming discrimination. In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice joined in with a similar...
  • France election: Centrist boost for liberal candidate Macron

    02/23/2017 12:38:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/22/2017 | BBC
    The leading centrist candidate in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, has received a boost after allying with a veteran moderate. He accepted the offer of an alliance from Francois Bayrou, another centrist and devout Roman Catholic. Recent polls suggest support for Mr. Macron, tipped by many to win the election, has dropped slightly. Two of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's staff were detained on Wednesday as part of a financial inquiry.....
  • Chaos-riddled Sweden imports camels to give Somali Muslim migrants work and "promote integration"

    02/22/2017 10:52:49 PM PST · by KittyKares · 27 replies
    Geller Report ^ | February 22, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    According to the government’s thinking, not only will it give Muslim migrants work, the hope is that automotive companies like Volvo will use the camels in their advertisements in Sweden. Marketing genius, eh? The government thinks that tourists might come to Sweden to “pet the camels” and that there “will be fashion shows.” “Camel products will be sold.” I kid you not. And selling of camel milk which “is said to help autism,” which is completely untrue. Camel milk does not cure autism.
  • Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security scare

    02/22/2017 10:51:24 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/22/2017 | BBC
    A Dutch security official meant to protect a far-right politician has been arrested on suspicion of leaking his location to a Moroccan criminal gang. Dutch populist Geert Wilders-who called some Moroccans "Scum" last week-told Prime Minister Mark Rutte that the alleged breach was "unacceptable". Police said the man was of Moroccan descent but not a bodyguard. Opinion polls suggest Mr. Wilders Freedom Party will emerge as the most popular in next month's election.....
  • Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia, and the Petrodollar (Economic must read)

    02/22/2017 8:26:58 PM PST · by Tours · 33 replies
    International Man ^ | 2/22/2017 | Nick Giambruno
    Obama pulled out his veto pen 12 times during his presidency. Congress only overrode him once… In late 2016, Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The bill would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in US courts. With only months left in office, Obama wasn’t worried about the political price of opposing the bill. It was worth protecting Saudi Arabia and the petrodollar system, which underpins the US dollar’s role as the world’s premier currency. Congress didn’t see it that way though. Those up for reelection couldn’t afford to side with Saudi Arabia over US...
  • Sweden: From ABBA to Allah

    02/22/2017 6:48:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/22/17 | Baron Bodissey
    Sweden: From ABBA to Allahby FjordmanIn the 1970s Sweden was a stable and wealthy country that was admired by many outsiders. It had international pop artists such as ABBA, sports stars like Björn Borg and Ingemar Stenmark as well as Volvo cars. Some outsiders still maintain this rosy image. In 2016, Sweden was still ranked as the world’s “ goodest “ country.[1]Unfortunately, being “good” in the Western world today seems to mean being suicidal.In just two generations, Sweden has become an increasingly dysfunctional and crime-ridden country. The main cause of this negative transformation is non-European mass immigration.I have been chronicling...
  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • IDF JETS ALLEGEDLY ATTACK HEZBOLLAH TARGETS IN SYRIA OVERNIGHT

    02/22/2017 5:36:52 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/22/17 | Anna Ahronheim
    Israeli jets allegedly struck targets near the Syrian capital overnight on Wednesday, reportedly a weapons shipment to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Lebanese media reported. Syrian media reported witnesses hearing "loud explosion sounds" in the early morning hours. According to Lebanese media, the targets that were hit around 3.00 a.m. were affiliated with the Assad regime and were the regime army's 3rd Division in the al-Katif suburbs of the capital. The report also claimed that the IDF struck from within Lebanon, circling the Beqaa Valley and Baalbek, so as not to be blocked by the Russian defense systems operating in...
  • John McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria in Midst of U.S. Assessment

    02/22/2017 5:21:20 PM PST · by Candor7 · 73 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Feb. 22, 2017 4:13 p.m. ET | Dion Nissenbaum
    WASHINGTON—Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) secretly traveled to northern Syria last weekend to speak with American military officials and Kurdish fighters at the forefront of the push to drive Islamic State out of their de facto capital of Raqqa, according to U.S. officials. The unusual visit, which officials said was organized with the help of the U.S. military, came as the Trump administration is debating plans for an accelerated military campaign against Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL. Mr. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, first traveled to rebel-controlled Syria in 2013, when he met...
  • Mexico Again Demands Illegal Alien Mexicans Be Kept Out of Mexico…

    02/22/2017 5:00:31 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | Sundance
    Oh man, the winning is getting almost too exponential today. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Videgaray states his government will not allow President Trump to deport illegal Mexican aliens back into Mexico. He’s setting himself up for a big problem, here’s why. What no one noticed yet was Trump administration immediately postponed the release of the new immigration policy executive order (until next week). Remember, part of President Trump’s expressed policy outline was an immigration rule that explicitly invalidates any reciprocity Visa process from any nation that does not accept repatriation of it’s own citizens.
  • Destruction at Tadem: The Purge of the Armenians

    02/22/2017 4:45:49 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | February 22, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Yet another plague has recently shaken Turkey: the purges of academics from Turkish universities. According to the BIA news network, 4,811 academics from 112 universities have been discharged by five statutory decrees declared during the state of emergency. Fifteen universities have been closed.One of the universities, from which many academics have been dismissed or even detained by police, is Firat University in the city of Elazig (Kharpert), which has a long history of persecution of Armenian students and educators.A band of defenders from Tadem, including Robert Aram Kaloosdian’s father Boghos Kaloosdian (top row, center) (Photo: ‘Tadem, My Father’s Village’) According to...
  • Illegal Immigrants Cost California $30.3 Billion A Year—17.7% Of State Budget

    02/22/2017 4:23:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    In light of Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, it’s worth looking at the facts—how many illegal immigrants are there, and what do they cost America? This article focuses specifically on California, which is home an estimated 27% of America’s illegal aliens. Illegal Immigrants Cost California $30.29 Billion A Year Illegal immigrants and their children cost California at least $30.29 billion a year in net costs—$7,352 per alien. For context: given that California’s state budget is $171 billion, this means that illegal immigration would cost 17.7% of this spending (although much of the costs are absorbed locally). At this point,...
  • New Immigration Guidance 'Unleashes the Hound Dogs,' Says 1st (Former) Illegal Alien to Serve…[tr]

    02/22/2017 2:39:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2017 | 9:13 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) says he came to the United States illegally as a nine-year-old child, eventually returning to the Dominican Republic with his family to follow proper immigration procedures. He is the first member of Congress to have once been an illegal alien, and he told CNN on Wednesday morning that he objects to the Trump administration’s expanded immigration enforcement because it “unleashes the hound dogs,” expedites the removal of illegal aliens and fractures families. He noted that “many people come here” illegally because they aspire for their children to eventually become Americans. […] Espaillat said many of...
  • Migrant fights 2-month sentence after raping two underage Swedish girls...

    02/22/2017 2:28:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Gatestone Europe ^ | 2/22/17 | David Frankenhuis
    A Syrian migrant who was recently sentenced by a Swedish court to two months in prison for brutally raping a 13-year-old girl in a school toilet and sexually abusing a 14-year-old victim has yesterday appealed the verdict.His lawyer wants the former refugee, who is either 18 or 19 years old, set free immediately. Alternatively, the serial child rapist should be sentenced to a much lighter sentence, the lawyer has stated according to Sveriges Radio.The attorney asked for another ruling in the case because his client was supposedly ‘only’ 17 years old when committing the crimes, that were carried out with just a few weeks...
  • Israel Second (Official) | Israel Trumps Europe at being no. 2

    02/22/2017 1:58:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Mahosh Trahosh
    this is a message from the Government of 0:02the trailer damage to president welcome 0:04to this introduction video about Israel 0:07the holiest place on earth where God had 0:10sex with Maria ok no consent still a 0:14virgin she has no case 0:15Israel is the birthplace of Jesus great 0:18guy 0:19total winner they say we crucified it 0:22tweeted those were fake too 0:24I swear horrible media Israel is 0:27absolutely the best our capital 0:29Jerusalem its wholly to all religions 0:32for Muslims we have the Dome of the rock 0:35you would love I mean come on it's gold 0:38and it's shaped like...
  • America First ... but what about Iran? #everysecondcounts

    02/22/2017 1:51:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    You Tube ^ | Amir M
    this message from the government of Iran 0:09clear president Trump feel like we've 0:13got enough on the wrong foot 0:16you may not know if there are countries 0:17have a great deal income and not a great 0:20feeling come in fact let us introduce 0:22ourselves 0:24this is the Middle East and here is Iran 0:28you might want to this piece of land 0:30here no it is not a spelling error it is 0:33Iraq Iran Iraq different countries crazy 0:36final couldn't be more different 0:38district Victor mostly error this pic 0:42for your most persians couldn't be the 0:44difference could not be more...
  • US-led coalition devastates Raqqa with heavy airstrikes

    02/22/2017 11:03:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    AMN ^ | 22/02/2017 | Chris Tomson
    According to a statement released by the Combined Joint Task Force, the anti-ISIS coalition conducted a total of 32 airstrikes on ISIS insurgents yesterday.23 of the sorties were conducted in Syria while air raids were especially intense over Raqqa. The statement continued to read that 10 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroying three fighting positions, three technicals and destroying two bridges.US-led airstrikes were also conducted on Islamic State militants near Deir Ezzor and Palmyra, two cities that have Syrian government forces stationed nearby.No American airstrikes were conducted on ISIS militants at Al-Bab, suggesting some tension between the US and...
  • Marine Le Pen's Chief Of Staff, Bodyguard Detained By French Police

    02/22/2017 10:56:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/22/2017
    It is getting difficult to keep track of all the parallel (alleged) financial scandals involving French presidential candidates.Several weeks after presidential candidate Francois Fillon's campaign nearly ended over a sprawling graft scandal involving allegations he used public funds to pay the wages of his wife and children, on Wednesday, French police detained two of Marine Le Pen's closest aides: her bodyguard and chief of staff,  for questioning over alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants, Le Pen's lawyer said. Le Pen slammed the latest move in what Reuters dubbed "a financial sleaze case" that has landed...
  • Turkey failed to deliver a Syrian force to take Raqqa: analysis

    02/22/2017 10:49:53 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ARA News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Washington-based analyst Nicholas A. Heras, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), told ARA News that the U.S. military remains highly skeptical of Turkey’s anti-ISIS plans to take Raqqa, and that Turkey has failed to deliver a Sunni Arab force to take Raqqa.“The U.S. military is referring to Turkey’s mythical anti-ISIS force as the ‘Unicorn Force’, mocking it as something imaginary, a legend told by the Turks to get the Americans to agree to walk away from the SDF [Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces],” said Heras, who works for the CNAS’s Middle East Security Program.“Turkey should have a much stronger...
  • Mexico says will 'not accept' unilateral U.S. immigration policies

    02/22/2017 10:06:10 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 123 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 22, 2017
    Mexico will not accept new "unilateral" U.S. immigration proposals, and will not hesitate in approaching the United Nations to defend immigrants, the country's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting with senior U.S. officials.
  • Japan’s interpreters struggle to make sense of ‘Trumpese’

    02/22/2017 9:42:40 AM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Tomohiro Osaki
    “He rarely speaks logically, and he only emphasizes one side of things as if it were the absolute truth. There are lots of moments when I suspected his assertions were factually dubious,” said Chikako Tsuruta, who routinely covers Trump-related news as an interpreter for CNN, ABC and CBS. “He is so overconfident and yet so logically unconvincing that my interpreter friends and I often joke that if we translated his words as they are, we would end up making ourselves sound stupid,”...This challenge, the likes of which they claim was not an issue when interpreting for renowned orator Barack Obama
  • Martin Schultz Wants To Give Refugees The Right To Vote In German Election

    02/22/2017 9:20:41 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden | Tyler Durden
    To win the election in Germany, the SPD & Greens want to move to change the law regarding voting rights. Essentially, they want to give the refugees a right to vote. They need not be an EU citizen nor do they need to pay taxes. The mere right to vote is you happen to be there at the time. Meanwhile, the SPD has now taken the lead in polls from Merkel. Martin Schulz, the German Social Democrats’ candidate for federal elections in September, is the very person who in the EU wants to federalize Europe and this scheme is intended...
  • Rating the Presidents – and Obama

    02/22/2017 8:44:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 22, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s Note: This report originally appeared at the American Spectator. I've been getting e-mails from bewildered colleagues asking about a survey of presidential scholars that determined that Barack Obama is the 12th best president in the history of the United States, putting him near the top quartile of our presidents. How can this be? I, too, was mystified, especially given that I participated in the survey. The survey was conducted by the impeccably fair C-SPAN. Few sources do their job like C-SPAN does. If you want truly unfiltered news, C-SPAN is unrivaled for its ability to simply place a camera...
  • ISIS suicide bomber in Iraq was former Guantanamo prisoner

    02/22/2017 8:35:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2017 | Rick Moran
    An ISIS suicide bomber in Iraq who detonated a truck bomb at an army base outside Mosul has been identified as a British citizen who was held at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo, Cuba. Ronald Fiddler, also known as Jamal al-Harith after he converted to Islam in the 1990s, was captured in a Taliban prison in 2002.  He was suspected of having links to Osama bin Laden and was transferred to Guantanamo. Al-Harith claimed he was mistreated at the prison camp and that British agents were complicit.  He was transferred back to the U.K. in 2004 and was awarded a million...
  • Teenage Iranian chess master banned from national team for refusing to wear a headscarf

    02/22/2017 8:32:50 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/21/17 | Marissa Payne
    To most observers, nothing stood out about Dorsa Derakhshani last month when she competed at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The 18-year-old female grand master fared fine on the board, twice using the Four Knights defense, and looked like any other teenager you might see in the British territory that borders southern Spain. But to the head of the Iranian Chess Federation, Derakhshani practically committed an act of treason. Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh didn’t have a problem with Derakhshani’s play, but her headwear. Derakhshani wore a simple headband in her long hair, instead of a hijab, Iran’s traditional headscarf, which became a...
  • Trashing NAFTA: Protection or Prosperity?

    02/22/2017 5:13:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 22, 2017 | Alan W. Dowd and Fred McMahon
    President Donald Trump has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA, which he calls “a disaster.” But before he tears up the trade deal and walls America off from the world with a manmade mountain of tariffs, let’s take a moment to take stock of why NAFTA was created, what it has achieved, and what the U.S., North America, and the world might look like after NAFTA is gone. President Ronald Reagan sketched the outlines of NAFTA in 1979. The idea of a free-trade zone stretching from the Yukon to the Yucatan was so important to Reagan that he made it a central...
  • Canada's PM Trudeau: No, we won’t be stopping illegal border crossings. Why do you ask?

    02/22/2017 8:09:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The other day we looked at a somewhat amusing story of people illegally crossing the border from the United States into Canada. The numbers remain only a tiny trickle compared to the flow of illegal aliens coming into the United States across our southern border, but the trend should still be worrying for Canadians. Or at least so you would think. This is not a view shared by the country’s prime minister it seems. When pressed by reporters, Justin Trudeau said that he has no intention of stopping people coming into his nation illegally. (Newsweek) Canada will continue to...
  • Republican Senator Lindsey Graham: The U.S. Will 'Teach Russia A Lesson'

    02/22/2017 7:35:47 AM PST · by Fennie · 69 replies
    UAWire ^ | February 20, 2017
    U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham intends to teach Russia a lesson for its alleged cyber attacks during the electoral campaigns of Western countries. "In 2017, you'll get a kick for what you've done," Graham said at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, February 19 while addressing representatives from the Russian delegation. "You will face the consequences of what you have caused the Free World," warned the senator.
  • 5 Powerful Lessons That Gen McMaster Brings To The White House

    02/22/2017 7:23:17 AM PST · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 2/20/2017 | Lauren Katzenberg and Sarah Sicard
    On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump announced that Army Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster will replace retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn as his national security advisor. A career officer, he served during the Persian Gulf War as well as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. McMaster joined the military in 1984, and is still serving on active duty. Prior to accepting this role as national security advisor, he served as the director of Army Capabilities Integration Center and deputy commanding general with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. In 2005, he commanded 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and secured the...
  • Dem Senator: “Granny” will be “dragged out of her apartment” under Trump immigration policy

    02/22/2017 7:07:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Poor granny! In 2012, Dems portrayed Paul Ryan pushing her over a cliff. The Dems have now hauled granny back up, but only for purposes of having her dragged out of her apartment by ICE agents enforcing President Trump’s new deportation guidelines. Interviewed by Chris Cuomo on CNN this morning, Dem Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island twice invoked the image, once speaking of “grandma” worrying “that somebody’s going to come up the stairs and pull her out of her apartment.” Later, Whitehouse fretted that the relationship of law enforcement with communities could be harmed because “somebody’s granny got dragged...
  • Sweden and Fake News

    02/22/2017 6:51:41 AM PST · by OddLane · 14 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 22, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    Rigidly defending the President’s precise formulations will always pose a problem for his supporters. I think even his staunchest backers will acknowledge that Donald Trump isn’t Churchillian in his eloquence. That said, nearly every time he is assailed by his pseudo-sophisticated, morally inverted critics in the culturally Marxist press, it turns out that he was correct. The manufactured controversy surrounding his remarks about Sweden is simply the latest example of the media’s malicious lying and/or stupendous ignorance. No, President Trump wasn’t referring to a specific terrorist attack in Sweden, although there have been jihadist assaults in that nation, including suicide...
  • There is 'clear evidence' of Russian interference in UK elections, Chris Bryant claims (Tr)

    02/22/2017 6:50:31 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Absolutely Fake News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Tim Sculthorpe Provarication Editor
    There is 'clear evidence' of direct Russian interference in British elections, a former Labour minister has claimed. Chris Bryant also warned that many believed some of the highest level security decisions affecting the UK had now been compromised by Russian interference. Another Labour MP Ben Bradshaw was mocked for claiming it was 'highly probable' the Russian interfered with the Brexit vote via cyber warfare - something ministers say is unfounded.
  • Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country. Previous U.S. policy called for only Mexican citizens to be sent to Mexico. Migrants known as "OTMs" — Other Than Mexicans — got flown back to their homelands. Now, under a sweeping rewrite of enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, migrants might be dumped over the border into a violence-plagued land where they have...
  • The Plot to Sabotage U.S. Court System With Thousands of Deportation Cases

    02/22/2017 6:15:25 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 22, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Yes I want to use the U.S. judicial system—the immigration courts in particular-- to jam, to backlog it so perhaps President Trump will change his mind and stop this ridiculous policy-- this unpleasant and hostile policy-- of deporting people..”  (Jorge Castañeda to Tucker Carlson, Fox News, 2/14/17.)   The “ridiculous policy”consists of President Trump’s executive orders to deport lawbreaking foreigners, mostly Mexicans.   In other words, this “unpleasant and hostile policy” consists of Presidential candidate Trump’s fulfillment of his campaign pledges and of President Trump’s fulfillment of his pledge with his hand on the Bible on Jan. 20th—to uphold the U.S. Constitution....
  • More than 350 migrants successfully storm Spain border fence [Ceuta]

    02/22/2017 6:10:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 20 February 2017 09:18 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    More than 350 migrants stormed the border between Morocco and Spain at Ceuta on Monday, officials said, days after one of the largest rush of arrivals over the frontier in more than a decade. The young migrants forced their way through the high border fence into the Spanish North African territory, ecstatic to have finally crossed into a European Union state. […] Ceuta and Melilla, also a Spanish territory in North Africa, have the EU’s only land borders with Africa, so are entry points for migrants who either climb the border fence, swim along the coast or hide in vehicles....
  • Two German-born Islamists to be deported despite not committing crime

    02/22/2017 5:31:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 February 2017 16:09 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Two men arrested in Göttingen earlier this month over suspicions that they were plotting an “imminent” terror attack are no longer under investigation due to insufficient evidence, but they will still be deported. State prosecutors said on Tuesday that though the two men had discussed attack plans, there was not enough evidence to support authorities’ initial suspicion that the men were “preparing a serious crime against the state”. The Nigerian and Algerian citizens — both in their 20s and born in Germany — were arrested on February 9th in a police raid in the Lower Saxon university town, as well...
  • Exclusive: North Korean suspects in Kim Jong-nam murder 'hiding' in Pyongyang's embassy in Kuala...

    02/22/2017 4:38:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 22 FEBRUARY 2017 | Arthur Lim
    <p>Two North Koreans suspects in the murder of Kim Jong-nam are believed to be "hiding" inside Pyongyang's embassy in Malaysia, security sources have told the Telegraph.</p> <p>Tensions between the two countries are high following the killing of the half-brother of Kim Jong-un, North Korea's "Supreme Leader", at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last Monday.</p>
  • Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

    02/21/2017 4:29:14 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2017
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. Spokesman Lars Bystrom said Tuesday that unidentified people, including some wearing masks, threw rocks at police, set cars on fire and looted shops in Rinkeby. One officer was slightly injured when hit by a rock. No arrests were made. Bystrom says one officer fired his gun, not as a warning shot but because he was "in a situation that demanded he used his firearm."
  • SWEDEN RIOT: Police forced to shoot at protesters as violence erupts

    02/21/2017 4:53:05 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 43 replies
    Express.co ^ | 2/21/2017 | Lizzie Stromme
    SWEDEN’S capital was plunged into chaos on Monday as police were forced to fire at rioters after violence erupted. The scenes took place just hours after the country’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, slammed Donald Trump for claiming Sweden was in crisis as a result of its liberal refugee policy. Stockholm police were forced to fire a shot into the crowd in the hard-hit suburb of Rinkeby, after a mob of around 30 began attacking officers with rocks. Violence erupted after the police had tried to arrest a wanted person on the subway
  • I’m a pedophile, but not a monster (redefining deviancy alert)

    09/21/2015 11:51:48 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 154 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/21/15 | Todd Nickerson
    -SNIP- "I’ve been stuck with the most unfortunate of sexual orientations, a preference for a group of people who are legally, morally and psychologically unable to reciprocate my feelings and desires. It’s a curse of the first order, a completely unworkable sexuality, and it’s mine."
  • Why Salon's Virtuous Pedophile is not so Virtuous

    09/23/2015 12:00:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/2015 | John Sexton
    Is there such a thing as a virtuous pedophile? That’s the claim made in a piece published Monday by Salon. But it’s worth asking just how virtuous the author really is. This Salon think-piece by self-described pedophile Todd Nickerson is written in the form of a redemption story, except Nickerson swears up front he has never done anything at all needing redemption. To confess a sexual attraction to children is to lay claim to the most reviled status on the planet, one that effectively ends any chance you have of living a normal life. Yet, I’m not the monster you...
  • Pedophile beaten to death by angry preschool parents

    01/24/2017 12:12:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.wave3.com ^ | Thursday, December 8th 2016, 2:25 pm CST | By Ray Daudani, Digital Content Director
    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (WWBT) - When a pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat him to death. Marcelo Fabian Pecollo was arrested in 2007 for abusing a 4-year-old child, reports AFP, which led to six more cases coming to light. Five of those cases went forward in court and he was later found guilty and sentenced in 2010 to 30 years in prison. However, AFP reports he was released in 2014 after his sentenced was...
  • Geert Wilders pulls out of second tv debate, calls broadcaster RTL ‘scum’

    02/21/2017 11:28:30 PM PST · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    DutchNews ^ | February 19, 2017
    PVV leader Geert Wilders on Sunday pulled out of a second televised election debate, describing one of the organising broadcasters as ‘unbelievable lowlife scum’. The debate, which will take place in the Carre theatre on March 5, was to have featured the eight biggest parties in the opinion polls. The debate, which will still go ahead without Wilders, is organised by RTL Nieuws, BNR radio and current affairs magazine Elsevier. Wilders said via Twitter that he would not take part in the debate. ‘Bye Bye RTL,’ Wilders said, before going on to restate he would be at two other debates...
  • PM Narendra Modi conveys to US India's unease over likely H-1B curbs

    02/21/2017 9:14:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | TNN
    HIGHLIGHTS o The PM referred to the role of skilled Indian talent in enriching the US economy and society o He urged developing a reflective, balanced and far-sighted perspective on movement of skilled professionals o As of now, Indian professionals are granted a large number of visas to stay in US for 6 years NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a "reflective, balanced and far-sighted" perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India's discomfort with the Trump administration's intent to curb H-1B visas. The PM raised the issue during his interaction with US Congress...
  • Manbij Military Council: We will fight Turkish army if they attack Manbij

    02/21/2017 8:02:48 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    KOM News ^ | 21 February 2017 | none stated
    The Manbij military council, a multi-ethnic assembly for the various groups that successfully liberated Manbij from the Islamic State (IS) group last year, has responded to Turkish plans to capture Manbij, Raqqa and even Afrin after their assault on al-Bab as part of the Turkish army’s Euphrates Shield operation.Speaking to Firat News Agency (ANF), the Manbij Military Council announced that they will not accept any kind of military intervention by the Turkish army and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups it is backing, adding that Manbij will be defended if any such attack comes.The Manbij Military Council members also said that the Turkish army has been...
  • Turkey Will Be Alone If It Attacks Syria’s Kurds in This City Don’t mess with Manbij

    02/21/2017 7:50:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 2-19-17 | Paul Iddon
    For months now the Turkish government has been threatening to seize the northwestern Syrian city of Manbij from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of U.S.-backed Arab and Kurdish fighters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said multiple times that once the Turkish military and its Free Syrian Army allies seize the nearby city of Al Bab from the Islamic State, they will march on Manbij. The Turkish army is presently bogged down in Al Bab, where the operation is at a critical juncture. Premature reports in the pro-government Turkish press and statements by Turkish officials that declare the city...
  • What's really happening in Syria's al-Bab?

    02/21/2017 7:08:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | February 21, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar
    Following Turkey’s path in the war against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria is extremely confusing. One cannot even rely on high-level officials’ statements regarding developments on the ground. For instance, Gen. Hulusi Akar, chief of general staff, is the highest Turkish official in uniform. As he was traveling Feb. 15 with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Qatar, Akar announced that the operation in al-Bab was over. He said Turkish forces and their Free Syrian Army (FSA) allies had retaken the town. There was every reason to believe the statement, since it was a military matter and the statement came...
  • Kurdish forces reach Euphrates River east of Raqqa amid massive ISIS collapse

    02/21/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Al-Masdar News ^ | 21/02/2017 | Chris Tomson
    Following the capture of 8 villages earlier in the day, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) swept through another five ISIS-held villages in a huge offensive that now has Kurdish forward units stationed at the northern bank of the Euphrates River in a region some 40 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces have officially reached the northern bank of the Euphrates River EAST of Raqqa… New batch of villages liberated pic.twitter.com/81MTH9WOi0— Chris Tomson (@TheDaneChris) February 21, 2017 Effectively, the SDF were able to impose full control over the villages of Al Kajla, Judayat Khabur, Hamad...
  • Danes Fighting for ISIS Were Paid Welfare Benefits, Government Says

    02/21/2017 6:20:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 2/21/17 | Dan Bilefsky
    The Danish government has been inadvertently paying benefits to citizens fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, Danish officials said Tuesday, as outrage grows that militants are manipulating the country’s generous welfare system. About 145 Danes have traveled to Syria or Iraq to fight for militant groups since 2012, according to the Danish security and intelligence services. Officials said this week that they had identified a number of Danish citizens who, while receiving government disability pensions, had traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. “It is a huge scandal that we are paying out money...
  • Pence Appears To Support EU

    02/21/2017 5:57:22 PM PST · by KyCats · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 21, 2107 | Michelle Moons
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday in which Pence affirmed United States commitment to the European Union while also raising questions as to whether the U.S. supports the European Union’s “freedom of movement.” In the Monday press conference, President Tusk emphasized a particular portion of his meeting with Vice President Pence, saying, “I asked the vice president directly if he shared my opinions on three key matters: the international order, security, and the attitude of the new American administration towards the European Union.” Tusk continued, “In reply to...