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  • Anger over failure to pay compensation for violin “seized by Nazis”

    01/26/2021 3:35:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The current holders of a valuable violin are under growing pressure to pay compensation to the heirs of its Jewish former owner, whose family music shop was seized by the Nazis. The rare instrument, built in 1706 by the celebrated Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri, is worth approximately 150,000 euros, or around £133,200. But if it was repaired to its full glory, experts say it would be with at least $1 million. It came into Felix Hildesheimer’s possession in 1938. The music shop owner took over his father’s business in 1898 and bought the rare instrument from a Stuttgart-based music dealer...
  • Cdl. Müller: Biden administration leads campaign ‘to de-Christianize Western culture’

    01/26/2021 9:46:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 26, 2021 | Martin Bürger
    Cdl. Müller: Biden administration leads campaign ‘to de-Christianize Western culture’‘I cannot support a pro-abortion politician because he builds social housing,’ Müller said in an interview with German media.January 26, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Cardinal Gerhard Müller has warned that the United States government under President Joe Biden, “with its concentrated political, media and economic power, is at the forefront of the most subtly brutal campaign in the last 100 years to de-Christianize Western culture.”In an interview with German-speaking Catholic news website released earlier today, Müller said there are “good...
  • German City Installs Ulmer Nests, Sleeping Pods For Homeless People

    01/23/2021 7:08:47 AM PST · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    India Times ^ | 1-22-21 | Shreya Chauhan
    The pods, which are made from wood and steel, were put in parks and other places, a spokesman for the city said. To shield the homeless from the wind and cold, the beds have been equipped with thermal insulation. They are also big enough for use by two individuals. There are no cameras, and when they are in use, sensors are triggered. Those behind the project, amid some delays, announced that they had eventually been rolled out just as the weather began to take a turn for the worse.
  • Germans who keep refusing to quarantine could be put in detention centers

    01/19/2021 12:03:33 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 43 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 17 JAN 2021
    The eastern state of Saxony, where hospitals have been struggling to cope with one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country, has confirmed plans to hold quarantine breakers in a fenced off section of a refugee camp. Saxony is set to construct the centre next week. The regional state has stressed that the facility will only be used for people who have repeatedly broken the rules around quarantine even after facing financial penalties. Three further states - Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein - have also either already created such facilities or are in the process of doing so, a report...
  • German quarantine breakers to be held in refugee camps, detention centers

    01/19/2021 3:51:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | Januari 18 2021 | Lee Brown
    Germans who repeatedly refuse to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 will be held in detention centers — and even under police guard, according to reports. Officials in the state of Saxony — which is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks in the European nation — have already approved plans to hold quarantine-breakers in a fenced-off section of a refugee camp, the Telegraph said. Another state, Brandenburg, also plans to use a section of a refugee camp.
  • Germans Trust Jewish Council Over Pope Francis

    01/17/2021 3:11:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 14, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Germans Trust Jewish Council Over Pope FrancisProtestants also rank over pope, Catholic Church in new survey COLOGNE, Germany ( - Germans trust the Central Council of Jews (CCJ) and the Protestant church far more than they trust Pope Francis and the Catholic Church, a survey published Monday has revealed. The famous Cologne Cathedral in Germany The results of the Forsa survey commissioned by Mediengruppe RTL (headquartered in Cologne) show the pontiff's ratings hitting rock bottom and ranking only six rungs higher than trust in Islam, which occupies the penultimate slot. Despite the juggernaut of modernization launched by the German bishops...
  • News Sumamry-Intelligence Report Friday 1/15/2021 Newsdump Friday

    01/15/2021 10:44:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/15/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump is planning to leave Washington DC next Wednesday morning... Federal prosecutors are now claiming their belief that people who entered the US Capitol on January 6th intended to capture and kill... Was Qanon really linked to the FBI?... Up to 25-thousand troops now authorized to be in Washington DC for Joe Biden's inauguration next Wednesday... Virginia officials already closing some bridge access to Washington DC with all bridges into Washington DC from Virginia closing for 48 hours... Joe Biden planning to spend 1.9 trillion dollars more to deal with the coronavirus... Governors and local officials in the US...
  • Video: Dennis Prager—‘This Is the Reichstag Fire, Relived’

    01/15/2021 2:10:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jan Jekielek
    On the heels of the breach of the U.S. Capitol, Big Tech companies have swiftly censored the President, the emerging social media platform Parler was effectively shut down, and there are growing calls for no-fly lists. Does the assault on the Capitol warrant such a response? “We’re living in a gigantic lie that is reminiscent of the Reichstag fire,” argues talk show host Dennis Prager, founder of Prager University. This is American Thought Leaders, and I’m Jan Jekielek.
  • German Leaders Condemn Social Media Censorship, Call for Regulation of Big Tech

    01/14/2021 9:55:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 14, 2021 | Chris Talgo
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, not a strong supporter of President Trump over the past four years, recently described the decision by Twitter to ban Trump’s account on the digital platform as “problematic.”According to Merkel’s spokesman, “The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance … Given that, the chancellor considers it problematic that the president's accounts have been permanently suspended.”Jens Zimmermann, a member of the German Parliament, described the situation in similar terms.“It [the Twitter ban] is problematic because we have to ask on which basis was it made, on which laws and what does it mean for the...
  • World Leaders Denounce Big Tech Censorship of President Donald Trump

    01/12/2021 7:52:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 12, 2021 | Victoria Kelly-Clark
    Political elites worldwide have criticized big tech companies for banning President Donald Trump from their social media platforms. At present, the president has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Reddit, and Instagram. Twitter permanently removed Trump’s account, saying that his recent posts were in violation of the “Glorification of Violence Policy.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Twitter’s ban on Trump “problematic,” and said that freedom of opinion is an essential right of “elementary significance,” her spokesperson, Steffen Siebert, said on Jan 11. “This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined...
  • Germany And France ‘Shocked’ Over Twitter Decision To Ban Trump

    01/11/2021 4:43:57 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 1-11-2021 | Tyler Durden
    Germany and France are shocked over Twitter’s decision to permanently ban President Trump from the platform, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying through a spokesman that lawmakers should set rules governing free speech, not private technology companies.“The chancellor sees the complete closing down of the account of an elected president as problematic,” said chief spokesman Steffen Siebert during a Berlin press conference, according to Bloomberg. Siebert added that rights like freedom of speech “can be interfered with, but by law and within the framework defined by the legislature — not according to a corporate decision.” Meanwhile, French leaders are similarly...
  • Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel calls Trump Twitter ban ‘problematic’

    01/11/2021 10:03:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2021 | Mark Moore
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers it “problematic” that Twitter would toss President Trump off its social media platform, saying through a spokesmen Monday that the president’s ability to express his opinion is a fundamental right of “elementary significance.” “This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators — not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,” Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin. “Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked,” he...
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Twitter ban on President Trump ‘problematic’ [The understatement of the week]

    01/11/2021 8:05:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers U.S. President Donald Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic,” her spokesman said Monday. Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the microblogging platform on Friday, citing a “risk of further incitement of violence” in the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the outgoing president. Asked about Twitter’s decision, Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said the operators of social media platforms “bear great responsibility for political communication not being poisoned by hatred, by lies and by incitement to violence.” He said it’s right not to “stand back” when such content is posted,...
  • Statement by the German President: "The images are reminiscent of the burning of the German Reichstag"

    01/07/2021 2:00:28 AM PST · by RandFan · 34 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 7 | President Steinmeier
    @disclosetv NEW - Statement by the German President Steinmeier on US unrest: "The mob storming of the U.S. Capitol is the result of lies, hatred, and incitement from the highest levels. The images are reminiscent of the burning of the German Reichstag."
  • Iran blames Germany, other countries, for Qassem Soleimani assassination

    01/04/2021 12:28:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.03.2021 | Shamil Shams
    Iran’s state media has alleged that in addition to the United States, several countries, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Germany and Britain, had played a role in the assassination of its senior military leader Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike on January 3, 2020, while visiting Baghdad. According to DEFA Press, more countries would be added to the list once the investigation into Soleimani’s killing is completed. “We must learn from this experience, which came at a great price, and we must make every effort to preserve national unity and cohesion that was achieved...
  • You are Blessed[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/02/2021 6:04:56 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your prognosis is good for your obedience is in tact leaving no opening for the enemy to get in. You are a pillar of light and fire destroying darkness leaving no stone unturned and your voice is my whip against the enemy causing them to run while suffering great pain and agony now advance as you take back My land from the enemy of my children's hearts for you carry My Sword of Truth
  • Two Iraqis indicted in Poland on charges of financially supporting ISIS

    12/30/2020 12:03:35 AM PST · by xomething
    REMIX ^ | 12/29/2020 | Wpolityce/PAP
    The two Iraqis are accused of using the “hawala” system to finance ISIS An Iraqi father and son face two to 12 years of imprisonment for financing ISIS terrorists between February 2015 and April 2016 from Poland, according to Polish authorities. The spokesman of the minister-special services coordinator, Stanisław Żaryn, stated that the investigation into the two Iraqi men was conducted by officers of the Wrocław unit of the Internal Security Agency (ABW). The investigation was concluded with an indictment against the Iraqis who had been detained by the ABW in June 2020. The indictment was directed to court by...
  • Berlin Police Conduct Huge Operation Against Migrant Teen Allegedly Plotting Terror Attack

    12/29/2020 11:16:46 PM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/28/2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    At least 190 police officers were involved in an anti-terrorism raid targeting a 15-year-old Syrian migrant boy who had allegedly threatened to carry out a terror attack. The massive raid took place on Tuesday at 6 am in the Marzahn area of the German capital and saw the nearly 200 officers moving in on the third floor in an apartment building where the Syrian teen lived with his family. A spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor’s office said investigators had evidence of an impending attack, saying, according to Bild: “Based on a credible indication last night, it was suspected that the...
  • Germany brings home 'Islamic State' brides, children from Syrian camps

    12/25/2020 4:07:39 AM PST · by xomething · 15 replies
    dw ^ | 12/21/2020 | AFP,DPA
    Humanitarian reasons have been cited for flying home several 'IS' brides and children from internment in Syria. At the height of the civil war, the women allegedly traveled to join the Islamist militia. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday said he was "relieved" that a "humanitarian" recovery operation had brought home 18 children and five "Islamic State" (IS) brides from Kurdish-run internment camps in northeastern Syria. One of three German women brought back, identified in reports as Leonore M., 21, from Saxony-Anhalt state, was arrested a day earlier on arrival in Frankfurt airport, on charges including terror organization membership,...
  • Did young people devastate the pilgrimage chapel in Sayntal? (Germany)

    12/24/2020 5:09:37 PM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    The "Our Lady of Hausenborn" chapel is a popular place of pilgrimage: now much has been destroyed there. However, a witness may have observed something important. According to the police, a witness reported on the phone that three male youths noticed on Sunday near the Hausenborn pilgrimage church in the Neuwied district . They went in the direction of the chapel, roared and bumped into each other. One of the three wore a striking jacket, the three teenagers were all about the same size. It is not yet clear whether the three are responsible for the destruction in the chapel....