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  • 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick: I’m not standing for the anthem of a country that oppresses blacks

    08/29/2016 9:18:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dan Calabrese
    The nation's fiscal house is collapsing, but we're talking about this crap I don’t think he deserves the attention that a column about him brings, but Colin Kaepernick’s stunt this past weekend of refusing to stand for the national anthem in a preseason game did generate a couple of thoughts I wanted to share. One concerns the increasingly commonplace (and thus, increasingly meaningless) use of gestures like this by athletes to showboat about issues they really don’t understand. The other concerns the growing inclination of normal Americans to proceed into histrionics about people not standing, not saluting, not putting their...
  • Police investigate after mosque door is bricked shut (Parchin, Germany)

    08/29/2016 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 Aug 2016 16:45 GMT+02:00
    Unknown people have bricked up the entrance to a mosque in northeastern Germany and stuck racist flyers to their masonry work. Police in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have opened an investigation after the 1 meter-high brickwork was found in the doorway of the mosque, which is currently under construction, on the morning of August 26th, a police report states. According to broadcaster NDR, police are investigating two charges — one of property damage, the other of incitement of hatred. …
  • Merkel: EU Nations Must Not Refuse Muslim Migrants

    08/29/2016 8:08:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2016 | Staff
    The refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is “unacceptable”, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc. “That’s not right at all that some countries say: ‘generally speaking, we don’t want to have Muslims in our countries’,” Merkel told German public television channel ARD.
  • Revealed: How YOU gave £1million to Sweet Shop jihadist gang while they held 'sharia surgeries'

    08/28/2016 5:26:27 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Omar Wahid, Martin Beckford And Simon Murphy
    Britain's most notorious Islamist extremists were bankrolled by more than £1 million of taxpayers' money while waging their campaign of hate, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. A dozen supporters of Islamic State recruiter Anjem Choudary – many of them now convicted terrorists or jihadis who are fighting in Syria or have died there – were paid wages by a businessman who was handed huge sums of public money to run computer training courses in libraries and job centers. And now a judge has found that the man – a close associate of Choudary's – funnelled tens of thousands of...
  • German mayor fires Palestinian intern for wearing headscarf

    08/28/2016 8:12:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.25.2016 | Kate Brady
    The Mayor of Luckenwalde, eastern Germany, has sacked a Palestinian intern for refusing to remove her headscarf at work. Elisabeth Herzog-von der Heide said the garment violated the neutrality of the town hall. Local German newspaper “Märkische Allgemeine” reported on Wednesday that the 48-year-old Palestinian woman was fired from her six-week internship with the “Perspectives for refugees” project after just one day. […] Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician Sven Petke criticized Herzog-von der Heide's decision. “There are no legal grounds for this decision,” Petke said, adding that Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court had ruled that personal beliefs and their connection to...
  • The risk of open borders [EU/Germany]

    08/28/2016 8:03:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.24.2016 | Fabian von der Mark / cl
    A year ago Germany showed itself as a country offering help. Security wasn’t an issue, but today it’s clear that terrorists have misused refugee routes and extremists are recruiting members amongst refugees. The terrorist attacks in Würzburg and Ansbach in July were not related to the arrival of so many refugees in the autumn of 2015. Both assailants were already living in Bavaria. But the fact that people, who had been taken in by Germany, then took an ax and a bomb, respectively, and turned on those who had offered help, has highlighted the disturbing side of migration. Many now...
  • Halal drink alleged to support jihad financing (“Sultan Drinks”, Vienna)

    08/26/2016 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.at | 24 Aug 2016 23:16 GMT+02:00 | (Central European News)
    Link only: http://www.thelocal.at/20160824/halal-drink-alleged-to-support-jihad-financing
  • France's top court suspends burqini ban

    08/26/2016 10:49:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 26 Aug 2016 17:10 GMT+02:00
    France’s highest administrative court has overturned a town’s ban on wearing the full-body burqini swimsuit, in a case expected to set a precedent for the other towns with the same ban. The State Council ruled that local authorities could only restrict individual liberties if there was a “proven risk” to public order. The decision followed arguments from the Human Rights League and an anti-Islamophobia group seeking to reverse the decision by the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet to ban the Islamic swimsuit. […] Not everyone was pleased with the court result. The former mayor of Nice and current President of Provence-Alpes-Côte...
  • 'A Clinton victory will be the death of Israel' (says Roseanne Barr)

    08/26/2016 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    INN ^ | 26/08/16 12:14 | Guy Cohen
    Actress, comedian, and reality TV star Roseanne Barr blasted Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton this week, warning that a Clinton victory would “be the absolute death of Israel”. […] On Wednesday Barr lambasted Mrs. Clinton, saying the former Secretary of State would “sell nukes to Hamas next if [the] price is right”. […] “She listens [to] Sid, Paul, and Max Blumenthal!” a reference to long-time Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal and his sons, Max and Paul. Max Blumenthal, a self-described anti-Zionist and supporter of the BDS movement, has earned the praise of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke for...
  • Baltimore Votes To Keep Schools Open On Muslim Holidays

    08/25/2016 8:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 24, 2016 9:25am ET | Dan Joseph
    The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-5 against closing schools for two Muslim holidays when they fall on school days. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Muslim community had advocated for more than a decade to close Baltimore schools on the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The vote followed a heated discussion among school board members as dozens of Muslims waited in the audience. The results of the vote prompted shouts of “Injustice!” by some in attendance, and the board had to call a five-minute recess before continuing. …
  • 'Go back to Isra-Hell, you're not wanted in London'

    08/24/2016 4:20:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/16 | David Rosenberg
    Two cases of anti-Semitic harassment were reported in London earlier this week, with groups of men threatening Jews and hurling vile insults. Both incidents occurred on Monday in the neighborhood of Newham. In the first instance, a haredi family walking down the street was accosted by a man of African descent, who cursed them and demanded they leave the area. “F---ing Jews, go back to Isra-Hell. Don’t come around here. Go to Stamford Hill [a neighborhood with a large Jewish population], you’re not welcome.” Later that day, a 31-year old Jewish man was harangued by a group of men in...
  • Biden: ‘Terrorism Is Not An Existential Threat’ to America

    08/24/2016 5:29:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2016 | 2:58 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with the Atlantic on Monday that while “terrorism is a real threat … it’s not an existential threat to the existence of the democratic country of the United States of America.” […] “My dad used to say to me, ‘Champ, if everything is equally important to you, nothing is important to you,’” Biden said. “So the hardest thing to do, I’ve found in 44 years, is to prioritize what really are the most consequential threats and concerns, and allocate resources relative to the nature of the threat.” Biden characterized his system of...
  • UK prisons: Staff afraid to stand up to jihadis for fear of being labeled “racist”

    08/22/2016 11:25:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    Wardens in prisons in the UK (and throughout the West) are failing “to stop jihadi poison spreading in jails: Staff face being labelled racist if they stand up to hate preachers.” Calling out jihadist doctrine renders one a so-called “islamophobe,” and this label — intended to browbeat the infidel — must be fully resisted. UK prisons today show why: this label is enabling jihad activity. In America, it’s no different, as federal prisons are described by experts as “breeding grounds” for terrorists. The implications are severe…. “Prisons have long been criticized for a culture that can make some inmates more...
  • China says seeks closer military ties with Syria

    08/21/2016 10:59:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:51am EDT | Ben Blanchard
    China wants to have closer military ties with Syria, state media on Tuesday cited a senior Chinese officer as saying during a rare visit to the war-torn Middle Eastern country. While relying on the region for oil supplies, China tends to leave Middle Eastern diplomacy to the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, namely the United States, Britain, France and Russia. But China has been trying to get more involved, including sending envoys to help push for a diplomatic resolution to the violence there and hosting Syrian government and opposition figures. …
  • US State Dept. finally cites PA anti-Semitism (i.e Palestinian Authority)

    08/21/2016 10:32:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 21/08/16 16:52 | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    The US State Department has finally called out the anti-Semitism of the Palestinian Authority, in its newly-released annual report on international religious freedom. The new report indicated that official Palestinian Authority media “carried religiously intolerant material” in its television programs that “denied a historical Jewish presence in Jerusalem” or referred to Jews as “evil.” […] In addition, this year’s report dropped claims that the PA was actively working to prevent anti-Semitic hate-speech. According to JNS, the State Department had previously asserted that the PA worked to “prevent […] sermons with intolerant or anti-Semitic messages.” …
  • Losing Trust: Frustrations Grow Over German Response to Terror

    08/20/2016 10:06:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 12, 2016 – 06:03 PM | (Spiegel Staff)
    In the wake of recent attacks, Germany’s conservative Christian Democrats over tripping over themselves with proposals for tightening anti-terror laws. Instead of calming the people, they are simply confusing them. […] A year after Merkel’s proclamation that “We can do it,” there seems to be few traces of last summer’s optimism in the conservatives’ ranks. Back then, the chancellor was still confident that a “strong Germany” could absorb hundreds of thousands of immigrants and train and integrate them into the country’s workforce. The conservative interior ministers’ proposals highlight to what extent fear has become a driving political force in Germany....
  • Call-to-arms by German populist right AfD [i.e. RKBA]

    08/20/2016 8:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08/20/2016 | ipj/rc (Reuters, AFP, epd)
    Populist right-wing AfD party co-leader Frauke Petry has encouraged Germans to carry firearms. She claims the government has lost its state monopoly to protect the public, especially in thinly populated areas. Petry, who caused an uproar January by suggesting German police could use firearms to deter incoming refugees, on Saturday called into question Germany's policing and stringent gun ownership law in the wake of deadly attacks last month. There were no grounds for concern when citizens armed themselves for self-protection in areas where austerity measures by national and regional governments had “systematically ruined” police services, Petry told the Funke Media...
  • State Dept.: 'No Evidence' That 'Deliberately Edited' Videotape Was Meant to Conceal Information

    08/20/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 19, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday said there is “no evidence” that a “deliberately edited” videotape of its Dec. 2, 2013 State Department briefing was intended to “conceal information from the public,” even though someone requested the edit. Spokesman John Kirby said a months-long internal investigation was unable to identify the person who asked for the edit: “And while the technician recalls receiving a phone call requesting the edit, there is no evidence to indicate who might’ve placed that call or why.” Kirby also said even if the video was edited with the intent to conceal, “There was no policy...
  • Turkey: Assad can be part of transition in Syria

    08/20/2016 11:42:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2016 1:52 PM EDT | Ayse Wieting
    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday his country is willing to accept a role for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a transitional period but insisted he has no place in Syria’s future. The comments came after Assad’s forces began attacking Kurdish positions this week, leading some Kurdish officials to speculate that a Syrian-Turkish rapprochement was underway at the expense of Kurdish autonomy in northern Syria. “There will be concessions on the Kurdish question,” said Nasser Haj Mansour, an adviser to the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, which expelled the Islamic State group from their northern Syrian stronghold of Manbij...
  • Turkey airport ad warns against visiting Sweden due to rape

    08/20/2016 1:55:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 12:28 PM EDT | Cinar Kiper
    A pro-government Turkish newspaper placed an ad at Istanbul’s main airport on Friday warning against travel to Sweden due to alleged high incidences of rape, the state-run news agency reported, in the latest escalation of tensions between Turkey and its European allies. Anadolu Agency said the ad by Güneş newspaper appeared on two billboards at Atatürk Airport’s International Terminal and read in Turkish and in English: “Travel Warning! Did you know that Sweden has the highest rape rate worldwide?” The ad was apparently placed in retaliation for a similar news ticker at the Vienna airport last week claiming Turkey allows...
  • Powell: 'No recollection' of dinner party email advice to Clinton

    08/19/2016 11:54:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/16 10:30 AM | Sarah Westwood
    Colin Powell rejected Hillary Clinton’s assertion to the FBI that he had advised her during a 2009 dinner party to use a personal email account. “General Powell has no recollection of the dinner conversation,” the former secretary of state’s office said in a statement Friday. “He did write Secretary Clinton an email memo describing his use of his personal AOL email account for unclassified messages and how it vastly improved communications within the State Department,” his statement said. …
  • Former Danish PM: Obama a ‘disaster’ in Syria

    08/19/2016 10:18:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 19 Aug 2016 09:24 GMT+02:00
    In a video message posted to Facebook on Thursday evening, Anders Fogh Rasmussen appealed to the US to be the world’s “policeman” and to stop “leading from behind”. […] “Obama’s decision to draw the infamous red line to Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria and then not follow it up with action was, in my opinion, a disaster,” Rasmussen said in a video message posted to Facebook. …
  • Migrants Refuse Jobs, Claiming They Are ‘Guests of Merkel’

    08/19/2016 9:09:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Integration into the job market for migrants has become a major ongoing task for the German government but in one town migrants are refusing to work entirely. One of the major issues of the migrant crisis is Germany and elsewhere has been the economic impact the massive wave of migrants will have in Europe. While some experts initially were optimistic about a potential vast new source of skilled labour, most economists have come to the conclusion that the migrants who have arrived are for the most part unskilled and poorly educated. Yet in own Saxon town, they have moved...
  • NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

    08/18/2016 10:26:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 18, 2016 4:17 PM EDT | Jake Pearson and Ezra Kaplan
    At an emotional funeral service for a New York City imam and his assistant who were gunned down on a Queens street, one friend of the victims took the microphone and demanded that the city install security cameras outside mosques citywide to help protect Muslims from harassment or violence. “Each street corner should have security cameras around our places of worship,” said Anwar Hussein Khan, a teacher. But in the days following that impassioned plea, the city’s Muslim community has since backed away from that request. Muslim activists and civil liberties groups here have spent years opposing police surveillance of...
  • Austrian politician compares burqa to nuns habit

    08/18/2016 6:10:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    The Local Austria | 18 Aug 2016 11:47 GMT+02:00
    Link only: http://www.thelocal.at/20160818/austrian-politician-blasted-for-comparing-burka-to-nuns-habits
  • Syrian presenter: Swedish media should make more shows in Arabic

    08/18/2016 5:56:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 10.Aug.2016 09:02
    She fled for her life after getting death threats in Syria. Now journalist Rowa Alkhatib has landed a plum job as a talk-show host with Sweden’s national radio broadcaster. She tells The Local Voices how she’s now helping quench Arabic speakers’ thirst for knowledge about their new home. Back in Syria, Rowa Alkhatib worked as a presenter for a range of television and radio networks, but threats from radicals and the Assad regime forced her to pack her bags, she says. Like so many others in Syria, she made her way to Turkey, where she found radio work and lived...
  • Republicans blast FBI for format of Clinton email documents

    08/18/2016 1:13:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 08/18/16 20:05 | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Republican lawmakers are expressing annoyance that, although the FBI has passed Congress the documents detailing the investigation into the Clinton email scandal, the documents are not actually readable due to the format in which they were handed over. According to Fox News, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Republican Chuck Grassley, claimed that documents handed over by the FBI are largely unreadable because they published classified material together with unclassified material, so only a select few have the clearance to read the evidence. …
  • Chancellor Merkel: No link between terrorism and refugees

    08/18/2016 10:07:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Rick Moran
    With her Christian Democratic party facing a strong challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party in state elections on September 4, Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to tamp down fears that the refugees who have flooded the country have made Germany less safe. Merkel denies a link between increased terror attacks and the new arrivals.
  • London's Muslim Mayor Introduces The Thought Police

    08/18/2016 3:26:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    London’s new Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, is allocating over two million dollars (£1,730,726) to an “online hate crime hub” enabling police to track and arrest “trolls” who “target…individuals and communities.” There can be no doubt, given the nature of the British political establishment today, which “trolls” these new Thought Police will be going after, and which “communities” will be protected from “hate speech.” “Islamophobia,” which David Horowitz and I termed “the thought crime of the totalitarian future,” is now going to bring down upon the hapless “trolls” the wrath of London’s Metropolitan police force -- and this totalitarian new initiative...
  • Germany tries to appease Turkey angered by Islamist 'hub' allegations

    08/17/2016 11:37:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 08/17/2016
    Germany on Wednesday tried to row back from its latest spat with Turkey, its crucial partner in efforts to stem mass migration, after Ankara lashed out over a leaked government report alleging Turkey was a hub for Islamist groups. Turkey and Germany have had a series of rows in recent months, just as the European Union has been trying to secure Turkey's help in tackling the influx of migrants to Europe, of which Germany has taken in the bulk. Ankara has also been incensed by criticism from the West of its crackdown following a failed coup attempt on July 15....
  • German who plotted to attack Americans gets early release

    08/17/2016 11:36:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2016 6:07 AM EDT
    A lawyer says a German convert to Islam who was convicted over a thwarted plan to attack American soldiers and civilians in Germany has been granted early release from prison. Fritz Gelowicz was one of four men arrested in 2007 and convicted in 2010. A Düsseldorf court found that they operated as a cell of the radical Islamic Jihad Union and plotted to attack Americans at facilities including the U.S. Air Force's Ramstein Air Base. …
  • Italy warned about Milan-based ISIS cell

    08/15/2016 10:36:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 14 Aug 2016 16:18 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Libyan authorities have warned Italy about an ISIS cell based in the Milan area with links to one of the extremist group’s battle-hardened veterans, Italian media reported Sunday. The existence of the network was reportedly revealed by documents seized by Libyan agents after government forces took over an ISIS headquarters in the city of Sirte earlier this week. The Italy-based militants were said to be associates of Abu Nassim, 47, a Tunisian who lived in Italy for most of his 20s and subsequently fought in Afghanistan and Syria, before becoming an ISIS commander in Libya. …
  • Lady Muslim Gets Furious After She’s Denied Service… But Justice Steps Up And Smacks Her

    08/15/2016 7:34:19 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 43 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 15 August 2016 | Mad World News
    When Muslim Philadelphia resident Nadia Kamal stepped into an Advance America Cash Advance center wearing a hijab, she was told to remove it because, as the sign below says, hats and sunglasses were not allowed in the facility. According to the store’s employees, this policy was instituted in response to criminals trying rob the place while their faces were covered. However, this did not matter to Kamal, who felt “hurt” that the employees wanted her to violate Islamic law. “I’m in a public place … I cannot do that,” she told them before she stormed out of the facility and...
  • Concerns of teen prostitution at Danish asylum center

    08/15/2016 12:44:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 11 Aug 2016 11:20 GMT+02:00
    Staff at Center Sandholm, Denmark’s largest asylum center, have suspicions that young refugee boys are being prostituted, Berlingske reported. Jannich Bisp, a supervisor at the center, told the newspaper that concerns have been raised about a group of teenage boys. “There are situations in which the boys receive a phone call, take off for a few hours and then come back with designer clothes,” Bisp said. […] The concerns at Center Sandholm, located some 30 kilometers north of Copenhagen, came to light after the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenkan reported similar stories about refugee children at the Aleris Asylum Center in Malmö....
  • US nukes at Turkey base at risk of seizure: report

    08/14/2016 11:54:43 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 15, 2016 | Thomas WATKINS
    Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by "terrorists or other hostile forces," a Washington think tank claimed Monday. Critics have long been alarmed by America's estimated stockpile of about 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, just 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the border with war-torn Syria. The issue took on fresh urgency last month following the attempted coup in Turkey, in which the base's Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the plot.
  • New York Muslims Blame Donald Trump for Imam Shooting

    08/14/2016 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Aug 2016 | Mona Salama
    Queens, New York– An imam and his associate were killed Saturday in Queens, NY, shortly after leaving the mosque where they were saying their afternoon prayers. The victims were identified by the NYPD as Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55 and Thara Uddin, 65. Both men were shot at close range in the head, just a block away from the mosque shortly before 2pm. The Imam was pronounced dead at the scene, while Uddin died four hours later at Jamaica Hospital. The shooter, according to Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner from the 106th precinct, remains at large. According to Sautner, the shooter is...
  • Turkey Heads Toward Radical Islamic Dictatorship

    08/14/2016 10:40:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 8/10/16 | Victor Gaetan
    NEWS ANALYSIS: Post-coup actions turn precarious for Christians, and potentially fatal for a vision of a civil Islam. In Turkey, a failed military coup against President Recep ErdoÄŸan on July 15, squelched in about six hours, has triggered a fierce government response: mass civilian arrests, declaration of a state of emergency giving ErdoÄŸan authoritarian power for at least three months and a hateful atmosphere of accusation that puts Christians at risk. As a longtime American ally, a member of NATO since 1952 and a country where important American military assets are located, TurkeyÂ’s stability has special significance for the U.S....
  • Fire breaks out at asylum-seeker facility in Germany

    08/14/2016 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
    German authorities say 16 asylum seekers suffered from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a container housing facility in the central city of Kassel. The Kassel fire department told the DPA news agency the fire started inside one of the residences Sunday and that an anti-migrant attack had been ruled out. …
  • How attacks are forcing Germany to examine civil freedoms

    08/13/2016 10:03:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13 August 2016 | Jenny Hill
    “Germany remains a safe country with a strong police force, with well-organized security agencies… We are good [at security], but we want to be better.” Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, has recently unveiled a long list of anti-terror measures: thousands of new police officers, billions of euros for the security services, better cyber intelligence and faster deportation of foreign criminals. This was, of course, in one sense about reassuring the German public. It is not the first time the government has announced anti-terror measures. But it is also the response to what are thought to have been the first...
  • Saudi woman accuses Chicago cops of attacking her, removing her headscarf

    08/13/2016 3:34:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 14 August 2016
    A Saudi woman is suing the city of Chicago and six Chicago police officers for tackling her on the stairs of a subway station, stripping her of her headscarf and violating her civil rights on the Fourth of July last year. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group, on Thursday announced the federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Chicago resident Itimad Al-Matar, a 32-year-old Saudi student. Al Matar, who covers her full body, head and face in the conservative Saudi style of dress, was on her way home on July 4, 2015, and was running up the...
  • Terror on Swiss train as passengers are attacked by man with 'fire and knife' leaving carriage cove

    08/13/2016 9:32:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 8/13/16 | Sam Adams
    Full title .........Terror on Swiss train as passengers are attacked by man with 'fire and knife' leaving carriage covered in blood Swiss train passengers have reported been attacked by a man with 'fire and a knife' sparking fears of new terror attack. At least seven passengers were left seriously injured by the man who is believed to be 27-years-old. snip Swiss police and special forces have sealed off the train and the interior minister is believed to be holding a special meeting on how to deal with incident.
  • Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit

    08/09/2016 5:39:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/9/16 | Raphael Ahren
    Oscar Biscet, a well-known human rights activist from Havana, spent over a decade in Cuban prisons for a host of alleged crimes: dishonoring national symbols, public disorder, inciting delinquent behavior, and, ultimately, crimes against state security. “They put me in a very tiny cell full of tuberculosis patients,” he recalled last week. In another case of the perverse treatment he received for publicly opposing the regime, the prison guards threw him into a small cell with mental patients who had not been given their medication. “They are more subtle than Hitler and Stalin, but they have the same mechanisms,” he...
  • Pentagon: Iran improved ballistic missiles after nuclear deal

    08/12/2016 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 08/12/16 07:52 | Rachel Kaplan
    Iran has ramped up its cyber-attack capabilities and developed more advanced ballistic missiles since the nuclear deal was signed in November 2013, the US Department of Defense wrote in a partially published report. Iran retains “a substantial inventory of missiles capable of reaching targets throughout the region, including U.S. military bases and Israel,” the Pentagon announced in its annual report to Congress on Iran’s military might. Since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was agreed upon, Iran has “been testing to see what kind of activities it can get away with without jeopardizing sanctions relief and foreign investment,” Michael Eisenstadt,...
  • Lawsuit claims US aid to Israel violates nuclear pact

    08/12/2016 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | August 12, 2016 6:31am
    A lawsuit filed in a US district court claims that US aid to Israel is illegal under a law passed in the 1970s that prohibits aid to nuclear powers that don’t sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, who filed the lawsuit Monday with a Washington DC court, said the United States has given Israel an estimated $234 billion in foreign aid since Congress in 1976 passed the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act, with its stipulation regarding countries that did not sign the NPT, according to Courthouse News....
  • Germany to ease deportations for migrant criminals

    08/11/2016 10:36:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.11.2016 | Ben Knight
    The German government is planning a host of new security measures in the wake of a few violent incidents in Würzburg, Ansbach and Munich, including an increase in police personnel, a central crime unit for pursuing crime on the Internet, easier deportation for migrants who have committed crimes, and depriving Germans who join foreign “terror militias” of their citizenship. “I am convinced that these proposals will increase security quickly,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière told reporters in a special press conference in Berlin on Thursday, before adding that all the proposals could be implemented in this legislative period, which ends...
  • Pakistan: Man Murders Two Sisters for Choosing Their Own Husbands

    08/11/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | August 10, 2016 | John Hayward
    Thirty-five-year-old Nasir Hussain, of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been arrested for the double murders of his sisters, 22-year-old Kosar and 28-year-old Gulzar Bibi, in the latest “honor killing” case. Hussain shot his sisters because they married the men of their choice, for love. The murders were committed on July 29, just days after “a British woman of Pakistani origin was allegedly killed by her father and former husband for marrying her second husband against her parents’ wishes.” In another incident, a social media star was strangled by her brother after exposing an Islamic cleric’s violations of Sharia law, including sexual...
  • Luxury Berlin hotel denies leaving Israel off phone book

    08/11/2016 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Aug 2016 18:03 GMT+02:00
    French filmaker Claude Lanzmann has claimed that a luxury hotel in Berlin deliberately leaves the Israeli dialing code out of its directory for the sake of its Arab clients. On Tuesday, filmmaker Lanzmann was staying in a hotel belonging to the Kempinski group near Kurfürstendamm in the west of the capital. The Jewish director who shot the 1985 documentary “Shoah” leafed through the services offered by the hotel. Whilst looking up the international dialing codes, he noticed that the Israeli code did not appear in the hotel list. …
  • Germany mulls stripping citizenship from jihadists

    08/11/2016 6:12:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Aug 2016 14:22 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    German citizens with dual nationality who fight for a terror group should be stripped of their German citizenship, the interior minister said Thursday, unveiling tough new measures after two attacks by Islamic State militants. “Germans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror militia and who have another citizenship should lose their German nationality,” Thomas de Maizière said. Some 820 people have left Germany to fight alongside jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to estimates by Germany’s secret services. With around one in three fighters having since returned to Germany, fears are running high of the threat they may...
  • U.S. court rejects Muslim’s demand to use Shariah

    08/10/2016 7:18:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 08/10/2016 | Bob Unruh
    U.S. court rejects Muslim’s demand to use Shariah http://mobile.wnd.com/2016/08/u-s-court-rejects-muslims-demand-to-use-shariah/ Man said all parties in case were of same faith, so state should apply Islamic law Published: 08/10/2016 Bob Unruh A state court in Minnesota, which already is heavily influenced by a large population of Muslim immigrants and has one district represented in Congress by a Muslim, has decided that in America, it’s American inheritance law that applies. The recent ruling from the Court of Appeals affirmed a Hennepin County District Court decision that the widow, Nariman Sirag Elsayed Khalil, of a taxi driver who died in an accident should be...
  • In Numbers: How the tourists are deserting France (thanks to terrorism)

    08/10/2016 7:11:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 Aug 2016 16:04 GMT+02:00
    France feared the repeated terrorist attacks and constant threat would put some of the 85 million annual visitors off coming. Now the evidence is emerging. August 15th is one of the biggest weekends for tourism in France. It’s the height of the summer holidays and a long weekend which pretty much guarantees everyone who can get away will do. It’s a date that those who work in the tourist industry look forward to, but far less so this year as hotel owners, museum managers and restaurant workers all know that many of the usual visitors will stay away. …