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  • NYT isn’t really Der Sturmer, but…

    10/23/2017 6:49:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 10/22/17 22:59 | Jack Engelhard
    Charles Blow writes a regular column for The New York Times. Julius Streicher wrote a regular column for Der Sturmer. Therefore, Charles Blow is Julius Streicher. Are you following this logic? Neither am I. But it is the rationale that Charles Blow uses to argue that Trump is Hitler. I am not kidding…and Blow is his real name…and truly he does write op-eds for The New York Times…and The New York Times is indeed Der Sturmer, a proposition we’ll get to in a moment. We’ll get to it once we follow Blow’s stream of thought, and how he manages to...
  • Hamas to Trump: We want to wipe out Israel, not recognize it

    10/23/2017 6:36:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 10/20/17 08:03 | David Rosenberg
    A senior Hamas leader denounced demands by the Trump administration that the terror group be disarmed, and that its leadership must recognize the State of Israel following the reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Last week, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization-led Palestinian Authority inked a “final” reconciliation agreement, forming a united government for the first time in a decade. Following the signing of the agreement, Israel announced it would not negotiate with the Hamas-PLO unity government. On Wednesday, President Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, demanded that in light of Hamas’ new position in...
  • Germany terrorism prosecution cases soar: report

    10/22/2017 10:16:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.22.2017 | cw/aw (dpa, AFP)
    German federal prosecutors have opened up more than 900 terrorism-related cases so far this year, including 800 related to radical Islamists, according to a report published in the German language newspaper Welt am Sonntag on Sunday. The number of terrorism cases has jumped nearly four-fold compared to last year, when federal prosecutors opened about 250 proceedings. In 2013, there were about 80 terrorism cases in the courts. The sharp rise has stretched manpower at the Karlsruhe-based federal prosecutors office, the newspaper reported. Nearly 300 terrorism cases have been transferred from federal authorities to state prosecutors. […] Not all of the...
  • Jordan's king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

    10/22/2017 10:41:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2017 1:36 PM EDT
    Jordan’s king on Sunday endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. King Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah. The Islamic militant Hamas seized the Gaza Strip in 2007, leaving Abbas with autonomous enclaves in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The palace said that the king “affirmed Jordan’s full support for this agreement”, which it said would strengthen Palestinian unity. Jordan, which considers itself a key Mideast mediator, was not directly involved in reconciliation...
  • ‘Herd Mentality’ Evident in Media Coverage of Israel — Former AP Reporter

    10/21/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    News coverage of Israel is distorted both by the lopsided amount of attention it gets from world media and from a “herd mentality” that embraces and promotes a narrow, simplistic view of “what the story is,” according to an author and former Associated Press reporter in Israel. Israel accounts for 0.01 percent of the world’s territory and has roughly the population of New York City, but when Matti Friedman joined the AP in 2006, he recalled in Jerusalem this week, the wire service had 40 full-time staff in the country. That was more than the number of AP staff covering...
  • Germany: Full Censorship Now Official

    10/21/2017 3:01:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 10/21/17 | Judith Bergman
    Germany has made no secret of its desire to see its new law copied by the rest of the EU. When employees of social media companies are appointed as the state's private thought police and given the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who shall be allowed to speak and what to say, and who shall be shut down, free speech becomes nothing more than a fairy tale. Or is that perhaps the point? Perhaps fighting "Islamophobia" is now a higher priority than fighting terrorism? A new German law introducing state censorship...
  • York County Sheriff Detectives seek help identifying woman (SC)

    10/20/2017 3:06:50 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 34 replies
    YORK COUNTY, SC – On October 19, 2017, just before 10:00 AM citizens reported to the York County Sheriff’s Office of possibly a person lying near a creek off Dobys Bridge Road in Fort Mill near the Lancaster County line. Upon further investigation deputies located a deceased person described as a young female, possibly within her mid-20’s of age, with a dark skin complexion, but her actual ethnicity is undetermined. The unknown female is 5’3” in height; 130 pounds; with brown eyes. The woman had pearl earrings in her ears, and she was wearing a gold necklace with a charm...
  • Defying Trump, EU leaders commit to Iran nuclear accord

    10/19/2017 7:13:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 5:43 PM EDT
    The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s opposition to it. EU spokesman Preben Aaman tweeted that the EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to show their joint commitment to the international agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program. The EU leaders called the 2015 deal a pillar of efforts to reduce the global nuclear threat. Some fear that walking away from the deal could compromise chances of encouraging North Korea to negotiate on its nuclear program. …
  • Ex-CIA Director: ‘Implausible’ That Americans Did Not Help Russians Interfere In Election [VIDEO]

    10/19/2017 11:32:16 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday that he finds it “implausible” that Americans did not help Russian operatives interfere, either “wittingly or unwittingly,” in the presidential campaign last year. During an event at Fordham University, Brennan was asked by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell whether he believed that Russians could have figured out how to target areas in swing states like Michigan and Wisconsin without the help of Americans, including in the Trump campaign. “Is it your theory of the case that there was some connection between the campaign and the Russian operations?” Mitchell asked. “It’s hard for me to believe...
  • Macron urges French police to make full use of draconian anti-terror powers

    10/19/2017 11:39:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 19 October 2017 09:31 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French president Emmanuel ignored controversy and criticism surrounding France’s new draconian anti-terror bill and urged police forces around the country to “fully utilize” their new powers. The French parliament on Wednesday adopted a controversial anti-terror bill that gives the authorities permanent new powers to search homes, shut places of worship and restrict freedom of movement. The new law, which will replace the state of emergency imposed after the 2015 Paris attacks, was approved by the Senate on its second reading, despite campaigners warning of a threat to civil liberties. […] Under the bill, the authorities will have the power to...
  • On Iran, U.S. asks U.N. Security Council: 'Where's the outrage?'

    10/18/2017 3:06:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2017 3:25 PM | Michelle Nichols
    The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer “turn a blind eye” and asking the 15-member council of Tehran’s behavior: “where’s the outrage?” U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow on Friday against a 2015 Iran nuclear deal when he refused to formally certify that Tehran is complying with the accord curbing its nuclear program, even though international inspectors say it is. “Judging Iran by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal misses the true nature of the threat. Iran must be judged in totality of its aggressive,...
  • 'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    10/18/2017 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the...
  • Norway solar firm signs 2.5 billion euro deal with Iran

    10/18/2017 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 18 October 2017 09:29 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest €2.5 billion in the country over the next five years. “Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (nuclear deal), and this is proof that we have taken the opening very seriously, and we will see more investment very soon,” Norwegian ambassador Lars Nordrum told AFP. He was hosting the signing at his Tehran residence between Norway’s Saga Energy and Iran’s Amin Energy Developers, who will work together to install two gigawatts of solar panels in multiple sites...
  • Wanted dead, not alive: France's approach to French jihadists

    10/18/2017 8:03:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 18 October 2017 16:17 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French citizens are among the biggest contingent of overseas fighters who have joined IS, with around 1,000 nationals estimated by counterterror officials to have traveled to Iraq and Syria. France doesn’t want them back. France’s attitude to the killing of its citizens in Syria fighting for the Islamic State group has rarely been as frankly stated as it was in the lead up to the fall of Raqa. “We are committed, along with our allies, to the destruction of DAESH (Islamic State), and we’re doing everything to that end,” Defense Minister Florence Parly told reporters at the weekend. “What we...
  • Supreme Court won't take case of alleged USS Cole mastermind

    10/16/2017 5:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 9:40 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors should face a trial by a military commission. The court on Monday declined to take up the case of Saudi national Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri had sought to challenge the authority of a military commission in Guantánamo Bay hearing his case. But an appeals court ruled last year that al-Nashiri’s challenge would have to wait until after his trial. …
  • Dublin locals complain about mosque’s call to prayer “noise pollution” [Ireland]

    10/16/2017 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 16, 2017 04:48 AM | Irish Central Staff
    Locals in west Dublin have filed an appeal against plans for a large-scale mosque in the area, citing concerns the call to prayer would cause “noise pollution.” The Fingal County Council granted planning permission for a mosque to the Shuhada Foundation of Ireland last month. The mosque, including a 95-foot-tall minaret, a community center, and a primary school is to be built on the site of Warrenstown House, in Blanchardstown. Dr. Taufiq al-Sattar, a neurosurgeon in Dublin, pledged to build the mosque in memory of his late wife and three children who died in an arson attack in Leicester, England,...
  • Swedish police face tough task deporting failed asylum seekers

    10/16/2017 7:17:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 16 October 2017 07:56 CEST+02:00
    Sweden’s Migration Agency expects to hand over around 50,000 deportation orders to the police in the coming years, but authorities are already struggling to deport those who have been told to leave. When a person receives a negative reply to their asylum application, they are in the first instance asked to leave the country voluntarily. In the next instance, the case gets handed over to the police. Police have so far this year deported more than 3,000 unsuccessful asylum seekers in this way, but they are currently working with around 17,000 cases; and of those, 12,000 have gone underground.The remaining...
  • Pope urges world to tackle migration crisis with 'love'

    10/16/2017 7:06:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 16 October 2017 14:23 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis marked UN World Food Day on Monday with a call for world governments to act together to fight the hunger, conflicts and climate change driving mass migration from the developing to the industrialized world. In a speech to the global body’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Francis said love rather than pity should be placed at the heart of international development efforts, and threw his weight behind efforts in the UN to negotiate a global accord on managed, safe migration. “Is it too much to ask to think of inserting the concept of love into the...
  • Failed asylum seekers traveling from Germany pose terror threat, claims Denmark

    10/15/2017 5:07:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal,dk ^ | 13 October 2017 11:22 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    The Danish government announced on Thursday that it was extending controls at its border with Germany. In a letter to the EU, Copenhagen cited the security risk posed by people fleeing deportation orders south of the border. “The large number of illegal migrants and rejected asylum seekers who are awaiting deportation in Germany are a real security threat,” the Danish government wrote in a letter to the EU justifying the decision to extend border controls. There is “a risk that terror groups will take advantage of their precarious situation,” the letter stated. The Danish government implemented border controls in January...
  • Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomb death toll rises to 230

    10/15/2017 2:02:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Garowe online ^ | Oct 15, 2015 | not stated
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