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  • Why no name for train attacker?

    08/25/2016 12:24:06 PM PDT · by MNDude · 13 replies
    The name of the person believed responsible for a deadly attack on train passengers in northeastern Switzerland has not been released. Here are the reasons why. So far, Swiss police have provided the age, gender and nationality of the attacker – a 27-year-old Swiss male. No further information has been released to the media. This is common practice in Swiss law enforcement, designed to protect the privacy of an individual and the person’s family. Is nationality relevant? Another sensitive question related to crime reporting involves the suspect’s nationality and ethnicity. In canton St Gallen, where Saturday’s train attack took place,...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Germany tightens Swiss border controls: Swiss minister

    08/21/2016 1:51:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    reuters.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | reuters
    Germany has tightened border controls with southern neighbor Switzerland to choke off a flow of illegal immigrants, Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer said, calling it evidence that Germany has withdrawn its welcome mat for migrants.
  • Chilling 'satanic human sacrifice' video spooks scientists working at (CERN) {tr}

    08/18/2016 8:06:57 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 120 replies
    Mirror ^ | 18 Aug 16 | Mirror Staff
    WARNING: Disturbing footage. A group of cloaked figures appear to gather in the courtyard before a woman in white enters and kneels on the ground VIDEO HERE This chilling mysterious video shows a group of 'researchers' at the CERN Large Hadron Collider staging a chilling 'satanic human sacrifice' ritual.A woman in white kneels in the middle of the group The footage shows a group of cloaked men gathering in a courtyard around a statue at the facility in Geneva, Switzerland. But CERN has declared that the video is fake, and claims that the ritual was simply researchers and scientists coming...
  • Woman and suspect die after Swiss train attack, two girls in serious condition (still no name)

    08/14/2016 10:33:51 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 54 replies
    One woman died and two girls were in serious condition a day after an attack on a Swiss train by a man armed with a knife and flammable fluid which also claimed the suspect's life, local police said on Sunday. The 34-year-old woman and the 27-year-old suspect died from their injuries on Sunday, St Gallen cantonal police said. Five people were stabbed or suffered burns during an attack by a Swiss man on a train nearing Salez station in St Gallen in northeast Switzerland.
  • Swiss train attack possibly crime of passion; terrorism 'far-fetched

    08/14/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by MNDude · 57 replies
    The police spokesman said authorities did not yet know the motive behind the attack that injured six on Saturday in the canton of St. Gallen, but did not thought terrorism unlikely. "A terrorism background still seems very, very far-fetched," the spokesman said.
  • Armed man injures six in Swiss train attack

    08/13/2016 10:25:22 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    A man set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers on Saturday, injuring six people, including a six-year-old child, police said. The man, a 27-year-old Swiss citizen, carried out the attack on a train travelling in Switzerland's far east, along its border with Liechtenstein, and was also injured, regional police in Saint Gallen said in a statement. Police said the attack had taken place at around 2:20pm (1220 GMT) near the Salez station on a train running between Buchs and Sennwald and that some of the injuries were serious. "According to the information...
  • 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.
  • European and want a Gun? Be Swiss

    08/10/2016 6:57:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Swiss have always had a lot of guns and significant freedom.  Machiavelli noted it in "The Prince" in 1517: “Moreover, a Republic trusting to her own forces, is with greater difficulty than one which relies on foreign arms brought to yield obedience to a single citizen. Rome and Sparta remained for ages armed and free. The Swiss are at once the best armed and the freest people in the world.” The Swiss have remained one of the best armed countries in the world since then.  Many claim they escaped most of the ravages of WWII because of their...
  • European and want a Gun? Be Swiss

    08/06/2016 7:04:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Swiss have always had a lot of guns and significant freedom.  Machiavelli noted it in "The Prince" in 1517: “Moreover, a Republic trusting to her own forces, is with greater difficulty than one which relies on foreign arms brought to yield obedience to a single citizen. Rome and Sparta remained for ages armed and free. The Swiss are at once the best armed and the freest people in the world.” The Swiss have remained one of the best armed countries in the world since then.  Many claim they escaped most of the ravages of WWII because of their...
  • OBAMA ILLEGALLY AIRLIFTED $400 MILLION IN CASH TO IRAN IN UNMARKED PLANE

    08/04/2016 10:16:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funding Iran directly funds terrorism because the Iranian regime is effectively a terror state. Back in the Senate, Obama fought against the classification of the Revolutionary Guard, a key Iranian political-military institution, as terrorists. He's remained consistent since then. 3. This is simply treason. Obama is aiding and abetting the murder of Americans. He's funding terrorism. He's funding Iran's wars in the region, which aside from Israel, include campaigns in Iraq and Syria that have dragged the United States in. The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January...
  • Switzerland, land of peace, sees gun sales soar after terror attacks

    07/28/2016 1:48:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
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  • French Muslim Threatens War against ISIS: Marseille Is Not Switzerland, We Will F*** Your Mothers..

    07/28/2016 9:46:41 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 35 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/21/16
    <p>In a video recently posted on his YouTube channel, Mohamed Henni from Marseille cursed ISIS in response to threats against his city. "Apparently, the French government can't protect us French people... We have Kalashnikov and rocket launchers. We will fuck your mothers, you whores," he said. "Come to Marseille," he taunted. "You want war? That's what you'll get." The video went viral after being posted on YouTube on July 21 and triggered responses and threats from French ISIS operatives.</p>
  • The Swiss, Muslim Immigrants and Shaking Hands

    07/14/2016 9:52:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 7/14/2016 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    In the last few years, one country in Europe – Switzerland – has offered lessons in how to deal with Muslims that other Western countries might do well to emulate. For the Swiss have taken a tough line on those Muslims living in their country who have been unwilling to adapt to Swiss ways. Swiss authorities have been requiring Muslims to comply not just with Swiss laws, but with Swiss customs, and imposing stiff fines and other penalties for the failure to observe the country’s social norms. And that’s not all: they’ve banned the minaret, and may soon ban the...
  • Burka ban for Muslims enforced in Switzerland with fines of as much as £8,000 [Tessin canton]

    07/07/2016 12:55:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7 July 2016 6:30AM | (Our Foreign Staff)
    A new burka ban has been enforced in a Swiss canton, with two people already being fined for defying it. A Swiss woman, who has converted to Islam, and a French-Algerian businessman publicly opposed the ban in the city of Locarno in the canton of Tessin were both fined when the new rule came into effect last Friday. Anyone caught wearing a veil in the canton, which is Italian-speaking and predominantly Roman Catholic, can reportedly be fined up to €9,200 (£7,890). …
  • Swiss Do the Unthinkable: Deny Muslims Citizenship

    07/04/2016 6:13:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    informationliberation.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | Chris Menahan
    In a move which no doubt has American immigration officials baffled, the Swiss are denying citizenship to Muslim after Muslim for failing to integrate into their society.
  • Switzerland denies citizenship to Muslim immigrant girls who refused to swim with boys: report

    07/01/2016 4:39:48 AM PDT · by quesney · 29 replies
    The Swiss government recently rejected citizenship for two Muslim immigrant girls who refused to swim with boys in a coed class at school, USA Today said Tuesday, citing reports from Swiss media outlets. “The girls, whose names were not disclosed, said their religion prevents them from participating in compulsory swimming lessons with males in the pool at the same time,” USA Today reported. “Their naturalization application was rejected because the sisters did not comply with the school curriculum, Basel authorities said.” “In Switzerland, unlike in the United States and many other countries, integration into society is more important for naturalization...
  • Switzerland Readies Military In Preparation For A New Wave Of Migrants

    04/26/2016 1:59:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the main route (reportedly shut down) being from Turkey to Greece, and up through the Balkans... But now, in response to Balkan countries closing down traditional migrant routes to Europe, Switzerland's military is taking steps to prepare for a potential new wave of immigrants in case it becomes part of a new route. As such, Switzerland has put together a formal emergency preparedness plan, which outlines three scenarios, one of which would call for military intervention.
  • Switzerland is the Ultimate Safe Haven for Liberty and Wealth

    02/28/2016 5:39:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Acting Man ^ | 5/15/2015 | Claudio Grass
    Dangerous Freedom versus Peaceful Slavery I am often asked what we would do if, for example, the US were to come out with a confiscation order. My reply is: We would do nothing whatsoever! Why? Quite simply, because no one in Switzerland has the political power to execute such an order! Even if Swiss politicians were to support such a confiscation order, the Swiss people would likely have the final vote. I am confident that any such confiscation order wouldn’t have any chance to be supported by a majority in Switzerland, especially one concerning assets held outside the banking system...
  • Switzerland to vote on banning banks from creating money

    12/26/2015 2:38:13 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 December 2015 | Mehreen Khan
    Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money. The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold the plebiscite, after more than 110,000 people signed a petition calling for the central bank to be given sole power to create money in the financial system. The campaign - led by the Swiss Sovereign Money movement and known as the Vollgeld initiative - is designed to limit financial speculation by requiring private banks to hold 100pc reserves against their deposits. "Banks won’t be able to create money for themselves any more, they’ll only...
  • Geneva to get 'café fellatio' by end of year (Switzerland)

    06/23/2016 2:56:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    The Local ^ | 6-23-16 | The Local
    The idea for the sex café has been brewing for several months, Bradley Charvet of the Geneva firm Facegirl told Geneva’s Le Matin newspaper recently. Modelled on similar establishments in Thailand, the proposed Geneva café would add a new dimension to the sex trade in the city of the protestant reformer Calvin. Put simply, the business model would see men ordering a coffee and using an iPad to select a prostitute they want to perform oral sex on them. They would then sit at the bar.
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • "Marxist Dream" Crushed - In Landslide Vote, Swiss Reject Proposal To Hand Out Free Money...

    06/05/2016 7:07:18 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 5, 2016 9:27 AM | Tyler Durden
    This weekend the Swiss population was called upon to make a historic decision, when Switzerland became the first country worldwide to put the idea of free money for everyone, technically known as Unconditional Basic Income (of CHF2,500 per month for every adult man and woman, and CHF625 for every child, for doing absolutely nothing) to a vote. As reported previously, the outcome of this referendum would set a strong precedent and establish a landmark in the evolution of the debate of handing out free money in a centrally-planned world. And as predicted, based on early vote projections it has been...
  • Now Switzerland WITHDRAWS its application to join the EU just a week before British vote

    06/17/2016 12:54:52 AM PDT · by Ken H · 60 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 16, 2016 | Charles Peat
    SWITZERLAND has withdrawn its application to join the European Union just a week before Britain votes on its own EU membership.
  • Alpine Tunnel Opened With Satanic Dance

    06/09/2016 8:20:29 AM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    wicki and youtube ^ | June 9, 2016 | knarf
    I got this in my FB page this morning and I researched itWe, in the United States are the only ones I know of that could launch a prayer attack against the true foes of Freedom, Liberty and humanity
  • Switzerland's voters rejects basic income plan

    06/05/2016 5:53:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 5, 2015
    There was little support among Swiss politicians for the idea and not a single parliamentary party came out in favour, but the proposal gathered more than 100,000 signatures and was therefore put to the vote under the Swiss popular initiative system. Critics of the measure said that disconnecting the link between work done and money earned would have been bad for society. But Che Wagner from the campaign group Basic Income Switzerland, argued before the vote that it would not be money for nothing. "In Switzerland over 50% of total work that is done is unpaid. It's care work, it's...
  • Referendum offered money for nothing, and the Swiss say 'no'

    06/05/2016 10:25:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 5, 2016 9:43 AM EDT
    Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would have guaranteed everyone in the Alpine nation an unconditional basic income, according to projections published Sunday by public broadcaster SRF1. The plan could have seen people in this wealthy nation of 8 million people receive about 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,560) per month — enough to cover their basic needs. Proponents argued that a basic income would free people from meaningless toil and allow them to pursue more productive or creative goals in life. Critics said the plan would explode the state budget and encourage idleness, arguments that appear to have convinced voters....
  • Swiss voters reject 'money for nothing' income plan

    06/05/2016 6:22:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ruerters ^ | 06/05/2016
    Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation. Supporters had said introducing a monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,563) per adult and 625 francs per child under 18 no matter how much they work would promote human dignity and public service. Opponents, including the government, said it would cost too much and weaken the economy.
  • How Switzerland decided to mark opening of world's longest rail tunnel [Hail Satan Alert] [tr]

    06/02/2016 4:51:07 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 51 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6/2/2016 | EUAN MCLELLAND and JULIAN ROBINSON
    "The Swiss have put on one of the most bizarre opening ceremonies in history to mark the completion of the world's longest tunnel."
  • How Feminism Destroyed Europe | Iben Thranholm and Stefan Molyneux

    05/31/2016 3:29:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 17 replies
    YouTube/PeaceFreedomProsperity.com ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    The massive feminization of culture has had a major impact on European politics and the decisions which have lead to the European Migrant Crisis. Iben Thranholm joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the deficiency of masculinity in European culture, how feminism has programmed women to see men as the enemy and the future of western civilization. "As the refugee crisis erupted and overwhelmed Europe, its political leaders - spearheaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel - acted like timid mother hens, not as strong men responsible for guarding their country from an invasion." - Iben Thranholm Iben Thranholm is one of Denmark’s...
  • A Swiss Village Will Pay A Fine Rather Than Take In Refugees

    05/30/2016 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    A village in Switzerland has decided to pay a fine of £200,000 rather than accept 10 refugees. The village, Oberwil-Lieli, has a population of about 2,200 people and is an alpine resort town. The residents of the village voted against accepting any refugees in a close 52 to 48 percent vote.The village is home to 300 millionaires, meaning that the fine probably won't have any real effect on the villagers.The mayor the village denied that there was a racial motive behind the vote, and expressed concerns that accepting the refugees would send the "wrong message" and encourage people to make the dangerous...
  • Assisted Suicide Is “Putting People Down”

    05/07/2016 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2016 | Richard Weikhart
    Last year the UK TV personality Ursula Presgrave generated controversy by her Facebook posting: “Anyone born with down syndrome should be put down, it’s just cruel to let them lead a pointless life of a vegetable.” Aside from the remarkable ignorance she displays about people with Down Syndrome, I’m troubled by the dehumanizing rhetoric. She thinks we should “put down” some of our fellow human beings, as though they are nothing but animals. It may seem at first glance that her comments have no real connection to the assisted suicide debate, because she is calling for murder, not suicide. However,...
  • [Switzerland] Basel: Muslim schoolboys must shake hands or face fine (shake hands w/female teacher)

    05/28/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 25 May 2016 10:54 GMT+02:00
    School students must shake their teachers’ hands or their parents will be liable to pay a fine of up to 5,000 francs, authorities in the canton of Basel-Country have ruled. The decision, announced on Wednesday, comes nearly two months after two Muslim schoolboys refused to shake their female teacher’s hand at a school in Therwil, near Basel, because they said physical contact with a woman who wasn’t a family member went against their religion. The incident caused outrage across Switzerland, not only because it was seen as sex discrimination but because their refusal was considered an affront to an intrinsic...
  • Inside the only village in Europe where migrants are BANNED: Switzerland's super rich Oberwil ...

    05/27/2016 11:06:14 AM PDT · by Cecily · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 27, 2016 | Paul Thompson
    One of Europe’s wealthiest villages is refusing to accept any asylum seekers - and has instead voted to pay a fine of £200,000. Fears women and children could be at risk from sex attacks as well as the disruption to their peaceful way of life has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s alpine resort of Oberwil-Lieli to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants. The picturesque village, where 300 millionaires make up 2,200 population, they all used their financial muscle to reject a Government imposed quota.
  • World's longest railway tunnel to open after 17 years of construction: Trains in Switzerland [tr]

    05/24/2016 10:09:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2016 | John Hutchinson
    The world's longest railway tunnel is set to open in just over a week - after some 17 years of construction. Measuring 35.4-miles in length, the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is 7,545 feet below the Gotthard massif, cutting through the Swiss Alps. The tunnel was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. It consists of two single-track tunnels connecting Erstfeld (Uri) with Bodio (Ticino) and passing below Sedrun (Graubünden).
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • Devastating 'World War ZERO' destroyed ancient civilisations and plunged Europe into a dark age

    05/15/2016 1:12:48 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 65 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 11:44, 13 MAY 2016 | JASPER HAMILL
    Devastating 'World War ZERO' destroyed ancient Mediterranean civilisations and plunged Europe into a dark age 11:41, 13 MAY 2016 UPDATED 11:44, 13 MAY 2016 BY JASPER HAMILL Controversial theory finally identifies mysterious 'Sea Peoples' blamed for cataclysmic series of events which changed the course of history It was a disaster which destroyed the ancient world's greatest civilisations and plunged Europe into a dark age that lasted centuries. Now one archaeologist think he's worked out who's to blame for sparking an event he calls "World War Zero", but which most academics refer to as the The Late Bronze Age Collapse ....
  • Venezuela is shipping gold to pay debt

    02/25/2016 5:44:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    krcrtv ^ | 02/25/2016 | Patrick Gillespie
    Venezuela sent $1.3 billion worth of gold bars to Switzerland in mid-January, according to data from the Swiss Federal Customs Administration. That gold was shipped out just weeks before two big debt payments due this month, totaling $2.3 billion. On Friday alone, Venezuela has to pay bondholders $1.5 billion. Venezuela is running out of cash and many experts believe there's a high chance it will default by this fall when a string of big debt payments are due. "It's a question of when Venezuela will default, not if," says Russ Dallen, managing partner at LatInvest, a firm that invests in...
  • World War Zero brought down mystery civilisation of 'sea people'

    05/13/2016 7:38:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    New Scientist ^ | May 12, 2016 | Colin Barras
    The Trojan War was a grander event than even Homer would have us believe. The famous conflict may have been one of the final acts in what one archaeologist has controversially dubbed "World War Zero" -- an event he claims brought the eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age world crashing down 3200 years ago. And the catalyst for the war? A mysterious and arguably powerful civilisation almost entirely overlooked by archaeologists: the Luwians. By the second millennium BC, civilisation had taken hold throughout the eastern Mediterranean. The Egyptian New Kingdom coexisted with the Hittites of central Anatolia and the Mycenaeans of mainland...
  • Other Countries own Guns too

    05/04/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2016 | Alexandria Kincaid
    icture a tiny, Christmas town filled with classic Alpine chalets and surrounded by mountains, with the citizens working dutifully to contribute to the common good, and you will envision Zermatt, Switzerland. Zermatt is a picturesque tourist town that would fit the typical political progressive’s idea of utopia on earth: modern, clean and government-controlled. Environmental preservation is key. Residents pride themselves on the pure, glacial water flowing through the town. Cars are banned, except for the few licensees who are permitted to drive electric vehicles. I spoke with a shopkeeper who explained the government’s protection of the Swiss deer. If you...
  • Swiss intelligence monitoring online activity of 400 possible jihadists

    05/02/2016 2:39:29 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    perhaps they need more refugees (satire) Swiss authorities were monitoring the social media activity of about 400 possible jihadists who might pose a security threat, the NDB federal intelligence service said on Monday. Switzerland is not a primary target for Islamist attacks because it is not part of the military campaign against groups such as Islamic State, but the security threat level has been elevated nonetheless, the NDB's annual report said. The report showed a photo of a Swiss passport next to an explosive belt posted online by a suspected Swiss jihadist who had traveled to the Middle East, and...
  • When Swiss Used to Mean Badass

    04/23/2016 6:12:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 23, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    The Eidgenossen matter. The who? What? Why? OK, let me back up. Two weeks ago, while talking about the Battle of Crecy I mentioned the concept of a Revolution in Military Affairs. At that time I gave a fairly simple definition. A better, or perhaps just more complete definition of a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) might go like this: “A fundamental change in the practice of warfare
  • Swiss citizenship process suspended for family of Muslim 'no handshake' boys

    04/19/2016 12:13:19 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 April 2016
    Switzerland has suspended the citizenship process for the family of two teenage Muslim brothers who refused to shake hands with female teachers. The brothers aged 14 and 15 said physical contact with women who were not family members was against their faith. Some Swiss Muslim groups said there was no religious justification for refusing to shake a female teacher's hand and urged the Swiss not to give in to extremist demands. But one Islamic organisation said a handshake between men and women was prohibited.
  • Planet Nine's profile fleshed out

    04/09/2016 7:29:13 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/8/2916 | Paul Rincon
    In January, researchers at Caltech in the US suggested a large, additional planet might be lurking in the icy outer reaches of the Solar System. Now, a team at the University of Bern in Switzerland has worked out what they say are upper and lower limits on how big, bright and cold it might be. The study has been accepted by the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. Prof Mike Brown and Dr Konstantin Batygin made their case for the existence of a ninth planet in our Solar System orbiting far beyond even the dwarf world Pluto. There are no direct observations...
  • Muslim students exempted from shaking female teacher's hand in Swiss district

    04/04/2016 8:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | April 4, 2016 | Staff
    Some male Muslim students in Switzerland will no longer need to shake hands with their female teachers, following a ruling that has caused an uproar and consternation in the country. Education authorities in the northern Swiss municipality of Therwil, in the canton of Basel-Country, reached the controversial decision after two male students complained that the Swiss custom of shaking hands with the teacher is counter to their religious beliefs if the teacher is a woman.
  • Swiss unveil plan for unilateral curbs on immigration

    03/04/2016 9:03:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 4, 2016 | Joshua Franklin and Michael Shields
    Switzerland on Friday unveiled tough draft legislation for unilateral curbs on immigration, raising the stakes in talks with Brussels on limiting the influx of foreigners from the European Union. Switzerland is two-thirds of the way through a three-year timetable to enforce a binding 2014 referendum vote in favor of immigration quotas which would violate a bilateral pact guaranteeing freedom of movement for EU workers.
  • Swiss Parliament Withdraws Bid to Join EU, Says To Britain: ‘We Wish You The Best Of Luck For [tr]

    03/03/2016 8:16:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    The Swiss parliament has voted to withdraw the country’s long-standing application to join the European Union (EU) amid a row on immigration. The National Council, the lower house of the Swiss parliament, voted by 126 to 46 to formally withdraw the application, 24 years after the country first applied for membership of what was then the European Community (EC). The withdrawal motion will now go to the Council of States.
  • To those that Overcome yet not to the Lazy[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/01/2016 11:00:06 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-1-16 | bible
    My WORD to you is meant to be used and adhered to as the mighty men of David that willingly supported their king by leading in the battle no matter the numbers for they walked in My wisdom and their obedience came from actively pursuing the command of their king that walked in My understanding without fear. So it must be with you my children do not be like the sloth and bury the talents I have so graciously bestowed upon you for as you do it shall be multiplied onto you yet in this same manner I shall send...
  • Swiss Butcher Goes to Jail For Selling Pork….Guess Why

    02/24/2016 4:39:44 PM PST · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | February 24, 2016 | Steven H Ahle
    A Swiss butcher has gotten himself into trouble for selling pork in his shop. For this, he will be spending the next six months in a prison cell. No, selling pork isn't illegal in Switzerland. What is illegal is to spend three years selling pork to Muslims and telling them it's Halal.
  • Zurich Prison Guard 'Helped Syrian Flee Jail'

    02/18/2016 12:26:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 09 Feb 2016
    Swiss police on Tuesday launched a manhunt for a Syrian man convicted of rape, after he fled his cell along with a female prison guard.The two fugitives may already have left the country, after the guard helped the prisoner break out of jail near Zurich on Monday night, Zurich cantonal police police said in a statement. The 27-year-old Syrian man had been sentenced to four years in the Limmattal jail in Dietikon for rape.