Hungary’s Orbán faces off against EU’s ‘political persecution’ in forcing open borders, vows to block EU budget

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/hungarys-orban-faces-off-against-eus-political-persecution-in-forcing-open-borders-vows-to-block-eu-budget;

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Orbán has long declared his dedication to protecting his Christian country against mass migration and Islamization. In 2015, he said that the swarm of migrants flowing into Europe looked more “like an army.”

Orbán has been rebuked for saying that Muslim migrants must be blocked “to keep Europe Christian,” yet given the aggressive and expansionary nature of Islam and its core supremacism, Orbán is right. The determined leader now has a renewed fight with the globalist leadership in the EU on his hands. They have already referred to opponents of their agenda as “anti-democratic, or anti-rule of law.” Orbán has “explicitly invoked the mass migration issue” as the basis of his opposition to EU policy, and he is getting support from Poland and Slovenia.

Given the recent jihad attacks in France and Austria, and the new resolve to battle “political Islam,” with Austria aiming to “ban political Islam” and “shut down jihadi mosques,” Orbán will likely get further support against the EU’s pressure to force open borders, particularly from Austria and its traditional allies Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

“Hungary: EU is Trying to Punish Countries That Control Their Own Borders,” by Oliver JJ Jane, Breitbart, November 18, 2020:

Hungary’s leadership is standing by its decision to block the whole seven-year budget for the European Union over the inclusion of new powers which would, they claim, allow the political persecution of member states that don’t follow the Brussels globalist playbook on matters like mass migration.

The Hungarian and Polish governments used their veto powers to block the seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) — in other words, the EU’s budget — on Monday, having failed to prevent new clauses and rules being inserted at earlier stages of the negotiation process. While the comparatively small central European nations lacked the political clout to prevent the new rules, because they are tacked on to the overall budget which must be adopted by all member states unilaterally, the bloc essentially forced Hungary and Poland into a showdown where their choices were to accept the new controls or stop Europe’s spending altogether.

Hungary’s Viktor Orban was bullish on Wednesday when he said Europe was attempting to use a “political whip” to punish member states that refuse dto fall in line. The Associated Press reported further remarks where Prime Minister Orban explicitly invoked the mass migration issue — a longstanding area of disagreement between the EU, which has attempted to institute a mandatory migrant redistribution programme, and its conservatively minded members — as being at the heart of the dispute, and Europe’s desire to turn the screws on some members.

Orban said: “In Brussels today, they only view countries which let migrants in as those governed by the rule of law… Once this proposal gets adopted, there will be no more obstacles to tying member states’ share of common funds to supporting migration and us(ing) financial means to blackmail countries which oppose migration.”

Hungary’s justice minister — on whose brief much of these debates fall — accused Brussels of “double standards” in its discussions of the kinds of “rule of law” claims made as a justification of these rule changes. Pointing out that many European countries have legal peculiarities or far-from-perfect standards for judicial independence, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Wednesday that the phrase rule of law was only invoked in reference to Hungary.

Earlier in the week, Varga had said that Europe’s wealthy nations, which don’t receive EU funding anyway, would be able to politically blackmail the poorer members, an infringement of sovereignty. Ultimately, she said, Hungary was under attack because the “liberal mainstream” couldn’t accept the fact an extremely popular conservative government controlled a nation in the heart of Europe….

 

DR. SIMONE GOLD, AMERICA’S FRONTLINE DOCTORS: Don’t follow Europe’s lockdown model on COVID-19

Illustration on the European lockdown model by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lockdowns are medically, socially and economically devastating

SEE: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/14/dont-follow-europes-lockdown-model-on-covid-19/;

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The United States just passed 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases. Dr. Anthony Fauci is predicting a dark winter. Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden says he has a plan but continues to focus on an unenforceable mask mandate and the potential for more lockdowns.

In Europe, where an aggressive lockdown strategy was once heralded by public health officials and media pundits, the COVID-19 winter has already arrived. Across the continent, countries have responded to the pandemic by imposing new nationwide or partial lockdowns. Ordinary Europeans, who are familiar with the strategy’s staggering costs, are staging protests. They know a second round of lockdowns would be medically, socially and economically devastating.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson shut down his country for at least four weeks to prevent what he calls a “medical and moral disaster” for Britain’s government-run health care system.

In Italy, the government in Rome forced a nationwide curfew along with travel restrictions in certain regions.

German citizens are told to accept “wave breaker” lockdowns for the rest of November and rule out “lavish New Year’s Eve parties,” says Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Public health officials around the world are using infection models to justify draconian measures. The experience and counsel of front-line doctors and physicians who are treating patients during the pandemic barely register with these “experts.”

Lockdowns aren’t treatment. They’re not science. They’re reckless. The U.S. must resist taking cues from governments across the Atlantic on how to handle a second wave.

General lockdowns are both unnecessary and demonstrably ineffective. Research and experience tell us that COVID-19 spreads most efficiently indoors. In a study of more than 7,300 cases, international researchers found that just two infections could be linked to outdoor settings. Effective social distancing is relaxed or unobserved inside and the often drier, uncirculated air of indoor environments encourages viral transmission. In short, keeping people locked up in their homes exposes them to a greater level of risk over time.

The stated purpose of both the European and American lockdowns earlier this year was to prevent overwhelming local hospitals with critically ill patients. However, as the shutdown dragged on in places like New York and California, public health officials saw increases in heart disease and cancer rates, as well as functional decline directly attributable to fearful Americans putting off visits to their doctor or hospital.

Addiction and mental health crises have grown rapidly during the pandemic. Rates of suicide, depression and substance abuse are up. Children are expressing higher levels of loneliness, anxiety and neuroses. Following the European shutdown model again would only lead to more non-COVID excess deaths.

Furthermore, advances in treatment since the start of the pandemic have led, on average, to lower mortality rates and shorter hospitalizations, or at-home treatment for those who exhibit symptoms. One of these safe and effective treatments is FDA-approved hydroxychloroquine, a medication which concerned physicians have lobbied the federal government to make available over the counter in the U.S., just as it is in many countries around the world. There is no reason why the citizens of Poland, Iran, Indonesia, Turkey, Venezuela, the Philippines and others should have greater access to this inexpensive treatment than Americans. 

Then there is the economic damage. The International Monetary Fund estimates the global cost of the pandemic at about $28 trillion. In the U.S., the number of long-term unemployed is rising, even as the economy gradually rebounds from its COVID-induced recession. There are about 7 million more people out of work now than prior to the pandemic, and the longer the laid off go without a job the harder it becomes for them to find one. The retail, hospitality and travel industries, along with thousands of businesses, have all been impacted, perhaps permanently, with economists predicting that the U.S. job market won’t recover until at least 2022.

Some limited initial lockdowns may have been a logical stopgap measure in the spring, when we were still learning about this highly infectious virus — not anymore.

America should lead with what it has learned. Whether it’s Donald Trump or Joe Biden, we should not follow the European lockdown model. The White House should take advice from those who have actually treated COVID-19 patients in clinical settings instead of trusting more failed models and made-for-media science. By choosing to follow the evidence and learning from experienced physicians, the U.S. can beat the pandemic, protect vulnerable groups and avoid subjecting Americans to Europe’s long, dark winter.

• Simone Gold, a board-certified emergency physician and a lawyer, is the founder of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS). To learn more about America’s Frontline Doctors, visit americasfrontlinedoctors.com.



GERMANY & COVID-19 ILLEGAL MANDATES: Police fire water cannons at Berlin demonstrators after they ignored calls to wear face masks

Police Use Water Cannons Against Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Berlin

German government trying to codify social distancing, mandatory mask wearing.

BY PAUL JOSEPH WATSON

SEE: https://summit.news/2020/11/18/police-use-water-cannons-against-anti-lockdown-protesters-in-berlin/;

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Police in Berlin used water cannons on anti-lockdown protesters who were demonstrating near the Brandenburg Gate against new COVID-19 laws they claim are unconstitutional.

The new law would codify current social distancing requirements, mandate mask wearing and increase the punishment for those flouting the rules.

The measures are expected to pass both lower and then upper houses of parliament, but that didn’t stop thousands of protesters defying a government ban to descend on the Bundestag in opposition to the law.

Police turned water cannons on demonstrators as the crowd booed while LRAD sound cannons were also utilized.

However, as the videos show, the size of the gathering was far too large for the water cannons to have much effect.

German chancellor Angela Merkel is attempting to make the country’s current “soft lockdown” more draconian, but she does not have the backing of enough state leaders and has delayed the move.

Merkel wants people to self-isolate at home for 7 days even of they only display symptoms of an ordinary cold while limiting social interactions to a maximum of two households.

The chancellor is pursuing the new measures despite Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller warning that the lockdown will end up killing more people than coronavirus itself.

 

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Another Terrorist Released Early, Another Deadly Terror Attack

After being captured while trying to join the Islamic State, Kujtim Fejzulai, a dual citizen of Austria and North Macedonia, was sentenced to 22 months in prison. However, after showing a positive attitude and completing Muslim deradicalization programs, he was released early. Once released, he assembled a variety of weapons and launched a terrorist attack in Vienna (where he was born), killing four and insuring fourteen others. Fejzulai was killed by police. David Wood discusses the terror attack and its connection to the Quran and the Islamic doctrines of jihad and taqiyya.

BY PATRICK DUNLEAVY

SEE: https://www.investigativeproject.org/8615/another-terrorist-released-early-another-deadly;

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The flawed policy of releasing convicted terrorists before they have completed their sentences has once again struck a lethal blow. This time it happened in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

A man armed with a handgun, assault rifle, and machete attacked innocent civilians Monday outside the Seitenstettengasse synagogue, killing four and wounding several others including a police officer responding to the incident. Witnesses said they heard the man shouting "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.

The gunman was killed by responding officers within 10 minutes of the attack. Authorities are now investigating whether this was part of a larger terror network or a lone wolf acting on his own. The terrorist was identified as Kujtim Fejzulai, a 20-year-old with dual citizenship in Austria and Northern Macedonia.

Following the identification, the descriptive phrase "was previously known ..." was once again uttered by investigators. Fejzulai had been convicted of providing material support for a terrorist organization following his capture in Syria when attempting to join ISIS. He was sentenced in April 2019 to 22 months in prison. However, because of his age and Austria's lenient policies regarding youthful offenders, he was released in December having served just 8 months of his original sentence.

"He [Fejzulai] was young and enjoyed the privileges of the laws pertaining to minors," said Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, explaining why Fejzulai was released early from prison.

Fejzulai "managed to deceive the judicial system's deradicalization program" to secure his release," Nehammer said.

Fejzulai managed to fool others regarding his radicalization. His attorney, Nikolaus Rast, said he saw his client as "completely harmless" after meeting in the 2019 case. Rast seemed to believe Fejzulai's conversion to a radical form of Islam was the result of some unfortunate coincidence of fate.

"He was a young man who was searching for his place in society, who apparently went to the wrong mosque, [and]ended up in the wrong circles," Rast said.

As ridiculous as that comment sounds, it does recognize that mosques, where radical imams are free to coax the vulnerable to the glories of jihad, can play an important role in the radicalization process.

It's not the first time.

In 1994, Rashid Baz, a New York City cab driver, attended the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge mosque. While there, Baz listened to a fiery anti-Semitic sermon calling for the death of Jews, preached by one of the Imams. Following that experience, Baz attacked a van full of Orthodox Jewish students on the Brooklyn Bridge with automatic weapons, killing 16-year-old Ari Halberstam and wounding several others.

London's Finsbury mosque offers another example of this phenomenon. It was there a former ex-con named Richard Reid heard the call for jihad by radical imams such as Abu Hamza, and responded in 2001 by placing an explosive device in his footwear and attempted to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami.

Social media is another catalyst in the radicalization process.

Just before waging the Vienna attack, Kujtim Fejzulai posted a photo of himself holding a machete, a handgun, and an AK-47 on Instagram while pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.

This was not Fejzulai's first foray into social media. Officials had been monitoring him after he posted extremist missives on the internet prior to his 2019 conviction, and also after his December prison release, Nehammer said. He did not say why Fejzulai was not returned to prison after his internet activity was discovered. Perhaps that was not considered a violation of Fejzulai's post-release guidelines.

Austrian security officials were notified in July by Slovakia's intelligence services that Fejzulai had attempted to purchase ammunition there. That information was never acted upon.

Had it been, perhaps four innocent people would still be alive.

Nehammer is now calling for an immediate examination of the effectiveness of Austria's de-radicalization program. We would hope that the examination results in changes, such as mandates for training staff to see through the "jail wise" cons used by incarcerated Islamic terrorists to feign rehabilitation, as Fejzulai did. We would also hope that stringent post-release conditions would be placed on every paroled terrorist.

A change in the laws governing early release of terrorists would also be a step in the right direction. The UK took that important step earlier this year after two terrorist attacks by jihadists released early from prison.

Both Usman Khan and Sudesh Amman were serving time in UK prisons for terror related crimes when they were granted early release under the UK's older sentencing laws. After their release, they were separately killed by police as they mounted terror attacks, despite being under police surveillance. Khan stabbed at least two individuals to death on the London Bridge in November 2019; Amman stabbed two people in Streatham, London, in February 2020.

Waiting until another terror attack occurs before considering changes to counter terrorism strategies is a dangerous policy. Rehabilitation and de-radicalization programs are well-intentioned goals; however, they cannot be the primary goal in combating radical Islamic terrorism.

"Protecting the public is Government's first duty..." as the UK's Justice Secretary Robert Buckland reminded us in February.

And unless immediate security measures are taken to stop the prison door from opening early for convicted terrorists, more violent acts like these will continue. And that is unacceptable.

IPT Senior Fellow Patrick Dunleavy is the former Deputy Inspector General for New York State Department of Corrections and author of The Fertile Soil of Jihad. He currently lectures a class on terrorism for the United States Air Force's Special Operations School.

IPT Senior Analyst and Editor Cynthia Dachowitz contributed to this report.

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Austria: All 14 of those detained in connection with Vienna jihad massacre are Muslim migrants

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/austria-all-14-of-those-detained-in-connection-with-vienna-jihad-massacre-are-muslim-migrants;

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Wait, there’s more.

Tashfeen Malik, one of the San Bernardino jihad mass murderers, passed five separate background checks at five different U.S. agencies. The U.S. government policy still (we may hope President Trump will change this soon) doesn’t even recognize the existence of Islamic jihad; how can officials possibly vet for it.

More of what Bishop Malone doesn’t mention: Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University. 72 jihad terrorists have come to the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s immigration ban.

What’s more, all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. The Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.

As President, Joe Biden has pledged he will increase “refugee” intake by 700%. No vetting of the new arrivals will be done; that would be “Islamophobic.” What could possibly go wrong?

“Austrian Interior Minister: All Those Held in Connection to Vienna Attack Have Migration Background,” Sputnik News, November 4, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Four people were killed and more than a dozen injured, several of them critically, in Monday’s attack in the Austrian capital. The 20-year-old perpetrator was shot and killed by police. Authorities have classified the attack as a terrorist incident motivated by Islamist extremism.

All those detained in connection with Monday’s terror attack in the centre of Vienna have a migrant background, and some are foreign nationals, Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer has said.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Nehammer also indicated that the arrested people were between the ages of 18 and 28, and are under investigation for suspected involvement in a terrorist organisation. Police earlier reported that 14 people had been detained in Austria after raids at 18 separate locations.

The interior minister added that more than a terabyte of video evidence of the attacks from eyewitnesses confirmed the lone attacker theory to be true, and showed the brutality and cruelty with which they took place.

Nehammer also reported that Slovak officials had informed their Austrian neighbours of ammunition possibly being bought by the terror suspect inside Slovakia, but “something went wrong” and that an “apparent miscommunication” took place between Austrian agencies after the intelligence was received.

“In the past few hours information has come to light that some time before the terror attack, Slovakian intelligence informed BVT [Austrian intelligence] about the attacker. The information was that he wanted to get ammunition,” Nehammer  said.

The minister blamed his predecessor Herbert Kickl for weakening the capabilities of Austria’s domestic intelligence service and causing it “lasting damage”.

Nehammer also repeated that the attacker had fooled Austria’s deradicalisation programme “perfectly”, leading to his early release from custody on terrorism-related charges late last year….

 


Erdogan says West is ‘once again headed to a period of barbarity’: ‘They literally want to relaunch the Crusades’

TURKEY SHOULD BE EXPELLED FROM NATO

WHILE RE-INTRODUCING THE MUSLIM CALIPHATE, ENABLING ISLAMIC JIHADIST TERRORISM, THREATENING GREECE WITH SHIPPING BLOCKAGES AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WITH A FLOOD OF IMMIGRANTS, ERDOGAN THE BULLY REVISES ANCIENT HISTORY AND BLAMES THE CRUSADERS WHO ONLY DEFENDED CHRISTIANITY FROM MUSLIM BARBARISM

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/erdogan-says-west-is-once-again-headed-to-a-period-of-barbarity-they-literally-want-to-relaunch-the-crusades;

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Erdogan likely knows what an absurd claim this is, but he is apparently calculating that such charges will intimidate Macron and other French authorities to back down from challenging Islamization and Sharia in France, and doing anything significant to stop jihad violence.

“Turkey hits at ‘Crusades’ against Islam in cartoons row with France,” by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay Reuters, October 28, 2020:

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s president said on Wednesday that Western countries mocking Islam wanted to “relaunch the Crusades”, heightening a confrontation with France over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have stirred anger in Muslim-majority countries.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, October 28, 2020. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

In a speech to lawmakers of his AK Party in parliament, President Tayyip Erdogan said that standing against attacks on the Prophet was “an issue of honour for us”, suggesting Ankara may be digging in for a prolonged standoff….

In a sign of spreading anger at France’s defence of the right to publish the cartoons, demonstrators denounced France in street protests in several Muslim-majority countries.

“France down, it insulted our Prophet,” protesters shouted in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Furthering Turkish anger, Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon on its cover showing Erdogan sitting in a white t-shirt and underpants, holding a canned drink and lifting the skirt of a woman wearing an Islamic hijab to reveal her naked bottom.

Turkish officials said Ankara would take legal and diplomatic steps in response to the caricature, calling it a “disgusting effort” to “spread its cultural racism and hatred”.

The Turkish foreign ministry summoned the charge d’affaires at the French embassy over the magazine cover.

Erdogan said he had not seen the caricature “because I consider it wrong to even look at these immoral publications” and that his anger was over disrespect towards the Prophet rather than the “disgusting attack directed at me”.

The West was “once again headed to a period of barbarity”, he said, describing colonial powers as “murderers” for their record in Africa and the Middle East.

“They literally want to relaunch the Crusades. Since the Crusades, the seeds of evil and hatred have started falling on these (Muslim) lands and that’s when peace was disrupted.”…

In Cairo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said freedom of expression should stop if it offended more than 1.5 billion people.

The Grand Imam of Egypt’s al-Azhar university, one of the world’s most eminent seats of Sunni Muslim learning, urged the international community to criminalise “anti-Muslim” actions.

In the Somali capital Mogadishu, hundreds of mostly youthful demonstrators gathered at a busy junction leading to the airport, chanting anti-French slogans and burning French flags. They were responding to calls by clerics to come out and condemn France and boycott French products.

“We are going to use our muscles to defend Islam,” a middle-aged man, Mohamed Ahmed, who was at the demonstration, told Reuters when asked why he was participating. “We ask people to burn every product of France they come across.”

Dozens of Iranians gathered in protest in front of the French embassy in Tehran, state media reported. Some held up placards with red crosses plastered on images of French goods.

In Dhaka, hundreds of Bangladeshi Muslims took to the streets of the capital for a third consecutive day, chanting slogans such as “Boycott French products” and burning effigies of Macron, whom they described as an enemy of Islam.

At a much larger protest on Tuesday in Dhaka, thousands had turned out for a protest carrying banners such as “Stop Islamophobia”, “Boycott France” and “Lay siege to the French Embassy in Dhaka”.

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SEE ALSO:

UK ‘stands in solidarity with France,’ calls on NATO to defend the freedom of speech

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/uk-stands-in-solidarity-with-france-calls-on-nato-to-defend-the-freedom-of-speech

 

Macron CRACKS DOWN on Islam in France in a MASSIVE TURN to the Nationalist Populist Right!!!

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

Macron CRACKS DOWN on Islam in France in a MASSIVE TURN to the Nationalist Populist Right! I can’t believe I’m making this video, but here we go! In this video, we’re going to look at the latest terrorist attacks in France, how those attacks have turned the otherwise globalist hero Emmanuel Macron into a full-blown nationalist-populist, and why we can expect Macron to continue to turn even further to the right on Islam in France, you are not going to want to miss this!

OUT WITH THE ISLAMOFASCISTS!

UK: Muslim writer condemns ‘French police’s brutal senseless murder of the Muslim’ who beheaded man on street

Police shot dead Paty’s attacker, an 18-year-old of Chechen origin named as Abdullakh Anzorov. A photo of the teacher’s decapitated head was posted to Twitter from Anzorov’s mobile phone, along with the message: “I have executed one of the dogs from hell who dared to put Muhammad down.”

“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. From Abdullah, the Servant of Allah, To Macron, the leader of the infidels, I executed one of your hellhounds who dared to belittle Mohammed, calm his fellows before you are inflicted harsh punishment,” the Twitter post read.

Dana Nawzar Jaf

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/uk-muslim-writer-condemns-french-polices-brutal-senseless-murder-of-the-muslim-who-beheaded-man-on-street;

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Now he says he was being “sarcastic.” All right. Just imagine, however, what the outcry would be if a foe of jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women actually justified the killing of one of those largely fictional “far right” terrorists. Siding with jihadis and even jihad murderers, however, is increasingly acceptable among the Western intelligentsia. Dana Nawzar Jaf is unlikely to suffer any consequences for this endorsement of the Sharia death penalty for blasphemy other than a few angry tweets.

Note also how he drags the Islamic supremacists’ ever-present bogeymen, the Jews, into this. His argument essentially boils down to saying that students should not be exposed to material they find offensive. That’s bad enough in itself, as all students should be challenged to consider their assumptions and become able to defend them, or allowed to change their views if they discover what they held was false. But the Holocaust denial analogy breaks down on the fact that Holocaust denial is a monstrous falsehood, while Muhammad cartoons are neither true or false, but expressions of the freedom of expression, which is the foundation of any free society. There is nothing wrong, either, with students learning in school why Holocaust denial is false, with all the evidence presented, just as they should also learn why the freedom of speech is so important.

“Fury as New Statesman writer condemns ‘brutal police murder’ of Islamist terrorist who beheaded teacher outside French school,” by Abul Taher, Mail On Sunday, October 18, 2020:

A British-based writer sparked outrage last night by condemning French police for shooting dead the armed Islamist terrorist who beheaded teacher Samuel Paty.

Dana Nawzar Jaf – a former Chevening Scholar at Durham University – questioned the police’s decision to kill Chechen fanatic Aboulakh Anzorov, fearing the terrorist would attack them or others.

Mr Jaf, who describes himself as a Kurdish activist, had taken to Twitter, posting: ‘I fully condemn French police’s brutal senseless murder of the Muslim suspect last night.

‘Macron and his security apparatus should explain to the public what was the need for the use of the disproportionate force against someone suspected of a knife crime. France is in crisis.’

Mr Jaf – an occasional writer for the Left-leaning New Statesman magazine, did not condemn the beheading itself….

Last night, Mr Jaf, who is believed to have arrived in Britain as an exchange student from Iraq in 2009, said: ‘That was not meant to be a factual statement about the police. It’s meant to be a sarcastic comment towards Macron who is the number one fueller of terrorism.’

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Samuel Paty and the Muslim Who Murdered Him

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/samuel-paty-and-the-muslim-who-murdered-him;

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In France, another Muslim horror show. A teacher of history and geography, Samuel Paty, 47,was giving his middle-school class a lesson about free speech, as required by the French Ministry of Education’s national curriculum. He had decided, unsurprisingly, to include in his lesson the cartoons of Muhammad that Charlie Hebdo had published in 2013, and that had led to the murder two years later of nine of its cartoonists by Muslim fanatics. The story of Paty’s class, and his subsequent murder, is here.

The man who beheaded a teacher in a street in France waited outside the school and asked pupils to identify his target, anti-terrorism officials say.

The man then posted images on social media of dead victim Samuel Paty, 47, who had shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students.

Proud of his handiwork, the Muslim murderer at once posted grisly images for his admirers. Imagine his interior monologue: “Here is the Infidel’s body, and over there is his head. Ha ha! Who says there is no fun in Islam? “

The attacker later fired at police with an airgun before being shot dead.

Nine people have been arrested and are being investigated for possible links to Islamic extremism.

The attack took place at about 17:00 (15:00 GMT) on Friday near the College du Bois d’Aulne, where Mr Paty taught, in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, some 30km (20 miles) north-west of central Paris.

Judging by the pictures of his mourning students, many of them were black but not, apparently, Muslim. Several of them have given moving testimony as to what a good, caring, and inspiring teacher Samuel Paty had been. Parents, too, have been stricken at the loss.

President Emmanuel Macron said the attack bore all the hallmarks of an “Islamist terrorist attack” and the teacher had been murdered because he “taught freedom of expression.”….

No, Paty had been murdered not because he taught “freedom of expression” – all the middle-school teachers of history in France do that – but because he practiced it; he had dared to show cartoons of Muhammad as part of his lesson on “freedom of expression.” These are different things.

There should be a national day of mourning for Samuel Paty. But beyond this observance, with crowds marching, carrying signs, or wearing sweatshirts, that say “Je suis enseignant” (“I, too, am a teacher”) the Republic of France should create a national day of remembrance and reflection, honoring all those who are to be regarded as martyrs, murdered for exercising their rights of free speech. The cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo, the history teacher Samuel Paty, and the others who will surely follow them, deserve this. And if Muslims don’t like this, if they think it is aimed at them – after all, it is only Muslims who have done the murdering — that’s too bad.

Details of the attack and investigation were given by the anti-terrorism state prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard.

He named the suspect as Abdoulakh A. – an 18-year-old man, born in Moscow of Chechen origin. He came to France with refugee status as a boy and was unknown to anti-terrorism police.

Why was Abdoulakh A., why were his 17-year-old younger brother, his parents, and his grandparents (other accounts tell us they all live in France) all given refugee status? Are Chechens persecuted in Moscow? No, they are not. Their economic lot is not a happy one, but that is very different from being faced with persecution. How did these obvious economic migrants convince French officials that they were fleeing a non-existent persecution? The final report by the anti-terrorism chief M. Jean-François Ricard will, one hopes, discuss how Abdoulakh A. and his family managed to be admitted to France, what claims of persecution were made and apparently believed, and what cornucopia of benefits these family members have collectively received from the French government since they first settled in.

Perhaps those who wish to enter France as immigrants should now be required to take a new psychological test before being admitted. If Christian, let them be given a cartoon of Christ and asked for their reaction. If Jewish, the same question, but this time about a caricature of Moses. And for Muslims – who are of course the real targets of such a test, for it is only they who have been murdering others for “blasphemy” — let them be asked to look at the very cartoons that Charlie Hebdo published and that Samuel Paty used in his lesson on free speech. They should have explained to them that these cartoons are protected in France as free speech, that they may be published far and wide, that they may even be used in their childrens’ schools as part of lessons in free speech. Some will answer untruthfully, that they don’t mind, they understand they have to conform to French ways. But many will be unable to contain themselves, and will truthfully, and angrily, denounce the caricatures; on that basis alone one hopes they will be kept out. And it should not be beyond the wit of the immigration authorities to come up with other lines of questioning to gauge the likelihood, or even the possibility, of a would-be immigrant’s ability to assimilate into a country of Infidels. Why not ask each Muslim asking to be admitted what he/she thinks of the Qur’anic verses that describe Muslims as the “best of peoples” (3:110) and non-Muslims as “the most vile of created beings” (98:6)? How that question is answered, how much taqiyya is tossed into the mix, should prove instructive. And why should other European countries not follow France’s example, and require the same tests of their Muslim immigrant applicants?

He [Abdoulakh A.] lived in the Normandy town of Évreux, about 100km (62 miles) from the murder scene and had no apparent connection with the teacher or the school.

The man had been before courts but only on minor misdemeanour charges

He went to the college [a middle school] on Friday afternoon and asked students to point out the teacher, Mr Ricard said.

The attacker followed Mr Paty, who was heading home on foot after school, inflicted multiple wounds to the head with a knife and then beheaded the victim.

Witnesses are said to have heard the attacker shout “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is Greatest.”.

After all these years, the BBC still can’t get the meaning of “Allahu Akbar” right. It does not mean “God is Greatest,” but rather, is in this context a Muslim supremacist war cry, meaning “Our God is greater than your god.” Among the thousands of BBC employees, is there no one who realizes this and can explain it to the bigshots at Bush House?

The man then posted photos of the victim to a Twitter account, along with insults to Mr Macron and French “infidels” and “dogs.”…

Not “photos of the victim,” but photos of the victim’s headless body and, nearby, his severed head. The BBC is presenting the scene as less grisly than it was. What fun for the murderer to show his fellow Muslims the result of his act of derring-do: “here is the Infidel’s torso, and over here – I hope you can see this clearly – his head.” And at the same time to curse not only the President of the Republic, but every last French infidel – the ones who have been supporting him and his relatives for many years — as “dogs.”

Mr Paty, a history and geography teacher, advised Muslim students to look away if they thought they might be offended.

According to other reports, Mr. Paty did not only suggest that Muslim students might want to look away, but that they could even leave the room if they so wished. He was solicitous of their feelings, not looking to disturb them. But he also had a lesson on free speech to give, according to the French curriculum. Clearly some of the students were out to upset him, for they reported their distress (fake or real) to their malevolent and dangerous parents. Which led to complaints, a call by a Muslim parent for him to be fired, and a video that was made and posted by one father, a video designed to whip up Muslim fury against the gentle teacher who had not expected such life-threatening malice.

A parent of one of the pupils reacted angrily to the incident, accusing Mr Paty of showing naked pictures of the Prophet Muhammad. The father lodged a formal complaint and produced videos demonstrating the anger at Mr Paty’s actions, and calling on people to go to the school to protest.

But he did not show “naked pictures” of Muhammad. He showed a caricature, not a picture; these are different things.

Furthermore, as others – but not the BBC — have reported, the child of this complaining parent was not even in class that day. The father had simply heard about the episode from another pupil, and decided to create as much anger among Muslims as he could. He first went to the principal and demanded that Mr. Paty be immediately fired. The principal stood by Mr. Paty. That’s when the video was made, and posted online, and a constant series of death threats began. As a precaution, Samuel Paty changed his walk home, so that instead of his usual path through woods, he walked in a residential area where he assumed the presence of many people would make an attack less likely.

The father is one of the people in custody, Mr Ricard said, adding that this man’s half-sister had joined the Islamic State organisation in Syria in 2014….

The father who made the video denouncing Mr. Paty, and thereby knowingly endangered him, should be prosecuted and imprisoned. It’s not only the killer himself who needs to be punished, but also those who were responsible for whipping him up.

Samuel Paty was determined to go through with the lesson on free speech, as part of civic education, a subject that was included in the national curriculum. The most recent, and most disturbing, assault on free speech in the advanced Western world has been the mass killing by the Kouachi brothers of 12 people, including 9 cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo. They were murdered in 2015 for cartoons of Muhammad that the journal had dared to publish years before, a deliberate exercise of the right of free speech in defiance of what they knew would be Muslim anger, but could not possibly imagine — the cartoonists were French, they were the humorful civilized products of the advanced West — and while Stephane Charbonnier, the Charlie Hebdo editor, had said “I prefer to die standing to living on my knees,” one doubts that he realized just how primitive and evil were those who wished to silence him and his colleagues.

Now the Western world has had another horrifying example of Muslim barbarism. What will it do? Will there be solemn marches of French men and women carrying signs declaring “Je suis enseignant” in solidarity with the murdered teacher Samuel Paty? Will President Macron address the nation? Will there be a day of national mourning, or better still, the permanent observance of a day set aside to honor the martyred victims who practiced, taught about, and defended the right of free speech? Or will the fury die down, the signs of solidarity with Mr. Paty be put away? And will teachers all over France be very careful to avoid discussing anything that might in the slightest offend a Muslim, signifying that, despite all the expressions of outrage, the grobianistic barbarians now inside our countries will have won?

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SEE ALSO:

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Once again we get the same mind-numbing denial and willful ignorance we always see after jihad attacks.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/10/muslim-beheads-man-french-street-and-here-we-go-robert-spencer/

 
 

DELAWARE: Twitter censors US Senate candidate for ‘hateful conduct’ for saying ‘mass migration destroyed Europe’

A STRONG CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CHALLENGE TO CHRIS COONS & THE LIBERAL STRANGLEHOLD ON DELAWARE

WITZKE: THE DRUGS ENTERING AMERICA ARE OFTEN THROUGH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS:

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/twitter-censors-us-senate-candidate-for-hateful-conduct-for-saying-mass-migration-destroyed-europe;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Lauren Witzke on Breitbart: Joe Biden and Chris Coons are Bought and Sold by China:

U.S. Senate Candidate Hosts Official Church Reopening

Witzke on Newsmax with Michelle Malkin

 

Germany: Muslim migrant hailed as model of integration and called ‘Ambassador of Saxony’ beats woman to death with hammer

YOUNG MOTHER'S SKULL SMASHED IN REVENGE BY "ASSIMILATED" MUSLIM

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/germany-muslim-migrant-hailed-as-model-of-integration-and-called-ambassador-of-saxony-beats-woman-to-death;

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One of the most commonly repeated elements of the Leftist/Islamic supremacist rap sheet against me, supposedly establishing that I am an “anti-Muslim extremist,” is that I said that there was no reliable way to distinguish between peaceful Muslims and jihadists, and no distinction between the two in Muslim communities. This statement doesn’t mean that all Muslims are terrorists; it means that peaceful Muslims aren’t separating themselves from the terrorists. All too many jihadis have operated freely in American mosques without being put out. After a Muslim who supported the Islamic State shot a police officer in Philadelphia, the local mosque leaders initially denied knowing him, but then it turned out they were lying, and the jihadi attended the mosque frequently. The same thing happened after jihadis attacked our free speech event in Garland, Texas: the mosque they attended in Phoenix denied knowing them, but it turned out they were regular members.

In a similar vein, this Edris Z. was hailed as “Ambassador of Saxony” for his success in assimilating into German society. But it seems as if he still carried within him some of the attitudes and assumptions created by a culture of violence that mandates the beating of women “from whom you fear disobedience” (Qur’an 4:34). Yet no one could have predicted that this would happen, as there is, here again, no reliable way to distinguish between peaceful Muslims and violent ones. Instead of heaping abuse upon those who point this out, genuinely peaceful Muslims should be working hard to establish such a distinction.

“Young mother’s skull smashed in revenge: “Ambassador of Saxony” is silent in court,” translated from “Junger Mutter aus Rache Schädel eingeschlagen: ‘Botschafter Sachsens’ schweigt vor Gericht,” by Alexander Bischoff, TAG24, October 7, 2020 (thanks to Medforth):

Leipzig – For the public prosecutor, it was a coldly planned revenge murder. The trial against Edris Z. (31), who is said to have killed a young mother in the Auwald forest in April (TAG24 reported), began before the Leipzig regional court on Wednesday. The refugee aid worker had previously denounced the Afghan-born man under the Protection Against Violence Act – apparently this was her death sentence!

Edris Z. enters the courtroom in the morning, hiding his face behind a folder. Four judicial officers guard him. In front of the courthouse, almost 100 people are demonstrating against femicides at the same time – this is the political term for the killings of women because of their gender.

Without a word, the Afghan, who emigrated to Germany with his parents in 1995, takes a seat next to his lawyers. In 2006, the accused was described by former Saxon Prime Minister Georg Milbradt (75, Christian Democratic Union) as an “ambassador of Saxony” as a prime example of successful integration, and he was granted German citizenship in 2015.

Flashback: On the morning of April 8, Myriam Z. (37 years old) put on her baby carrier, carefully put her two and a half month old daughter Ava in it, and went for a walk in the southern Auwald forest.

According to the indictment, Edris Z. was also staying there. Not by chance. But with a hammer in his backpack and the plan to kill someone.

Edris and Myriam were once a couple. Both worked as social workers in refugee aid. The young Afghan never got over the fact that the self-confident woman separated from him at some point. According to the investigation, Edris Z. has been stalking his ex-girlfriend since then.

And he became violent: When Edris Z. saw Myriam in the company of another man in August 2018, he is said to have attacked him.

The prosecution mentions a wild biting attack, and the accused is also alleged to have attempted to gouge out the eyes of the migrant rival (25 years old) with his fingernails. The victim suffered severe injuries to his eyes and bite wounds all over his body, and a piece of his ear was also missing afterwards.

Was Myriam’s anti-violence complaint doomed?

Myriam then reported the stalker and obtained a ban on Edris Z. via the Violence Protection Act.

Apparently that was her death sentence. In the murder charges, prosecutors assume that Z. killed his ex-girlfriend in order to punish her for having reported him.

The stalker therefore approached the young mother from behind and smashed her skull with the hammer.

Even when Myriam fell to the ground, she lay down protectively over her baby and therefore had no free hand to protect her head, but the defendant is said to have continued to thrash her. The prosecution lists at least ten blows, including four on the head, in relation to the forensic examination.

 

U.S. REIMPOSES UN SANCTIONS ON IRAN DESPITE EUROPE’S OPPOSITION

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/09/20/u-s-reimposes-un-sanctions-on-iran-despite-opposition-n946210;

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the United States will reimpose United Nations sanctions on Iran after the sanctions had been lifted in 2015 by Barack Obama as part of a nuclear deal with Tehran.

This is the Obama-promised sanctions “snapback” that was part of the nuclear deal.

Before getting sanctions relief, Iran has to take significant, concrete steps like removing centrifuges and getting rid of its stockpile. If Iran violates the agreement over the next decade, all of the sanctions can snap back into place.  We won’t need the support of other members of the U.N. Security Council; America can trigger snapback on our own.

Iran removed centrifuges and replaced them with machines three times more efficient. They shipped off their stockpile of enriched uranium, only to have Russia start sending it back less than three years later.

And Obama lied about a sanctions “snapback.” Pompeo announced the sanctions are snapped back but the rest of the world is refusing to join us.

The Hill:

“The United States expects all UN Member States to fully comply with their obligations to implement these measures,” Pompeo said in a statement. “In addition to the arms embargo, this includes restrictions such as the ban on Iran engaging in enrichment and reprocessing-related activities, the prohibition on ballistic missile testing and development by Iran, and sanctions on the transfer of nuclear- and missile-related technologies to Iran, among others.”

There will be a price to pay for our allies who don’t join us in reimposing sanctions.

Pompeo said that if UN Member States don’t back the sanctions, the U.S. “is prepared to use our domestic authorities to impose consequences for those failures and ensure that Iran does not reap the benefits of UN-prohibited activity.”

“In the coming days, the United States will announce a range of additional measures to strengthen implementation of UN sanctions and hold violators accountable,” Pompeo added.

Following the lifting of sanctions in 2015, Iran signed billions of dollars in business deals with Europeans to increase trade and exploit natural resources. This is the major reason Europeans won’t back our sanctions play with Iran today.

The Iran deal was always more about giving the Europeans a way out of their commitments to back the U.S. if we decided to go to war with Iran over the ayatollahs’ nuclear program than it was about seriously trying to prevent Iran from getting the bomb. Obama got to say he made “history” and the Europeans breathed a sigh of relief and eagerly got in line to sign commercial deals with the Iranians. In retrospect, Iran was mildly inconvenienced in its quest for a bomb — an effort it has restarted in earnest.

Iranian Ambassador to the U.N. Majid Takht Ravanchi said the sanctions were “null and void.”

‘US’ illegal & false ‘deadline’ has come and gone.” Ravanchi wrote on Twitter, warning that the U.S. “swimming against int’l currents will only bring it more isolation.”

A terrorist state working to get the ultimate weapon is receiving tacit support from our allies because joining us would cost them too much.

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EUROPEAN UNION PAYS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD $43,320,000 TO “SUBJUGATE EUROPE”

JOACHIM KUHS

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/08/revealed-eu-pays-muslim-brotherhood-43320000-to-subjugate-europe;

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This should come as no surprise, given the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the West that many have been warning about, although those warnings have fallen on deaf ears.

Even in Canada and the U.S. (especially under Obama), many Muslim Brotherhood-linked organizations and people have influence and ties to high levels of the government, and this has been well noted. The Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism funding trial in the history of the U.S., designated a sizable list of Muslim groups as unindicted co-conspirators in the funding of jihad terror, linked to Hamas. Yet the obvious implications were largely ignored. Also ignored has been the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for North America:

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.

Despite this, Western leaders continue to embrace Muslim Brotherhood groups and individuals, selling out our free societies to the Muslim Brotherhood.

“Massive Scandal” – EU pays Muslim Brotherhood €36,5 Million to ‘Subjugate Europe,'” by Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, August 5, 2020:

The European Union paid €36.5 million to groups with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and whose agenda involves the Islamization of Europe, the right-wing I&D Faction in the European Parliament revealed.

“Apparently, the EU has been funding front organizations with our tax Euros which have close ties to extremist, terror-related organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood”, said EU parliament budget committee member Joachim Kuhs (I&D). “This is a massive scandal, and must be stopped immediately.”

FEMYSO in turn acts as a lobbying organization in Brussels , protesting against the new EU commission 2019, calling it “not diverse“ enough and therefor “far-right.“ So the EU is paying a Muslim Brotherhood front group via another NGO to lobby itself and accuse EU Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen of having “adopted steps within the rhetoric and direction of those who vilify the full diversity of Europe” which “feed into nationalist and fascist agendas.”

FEMYSO member organizations include Muslim Brotherhood spinoffs like the “Jeunes Musulmans de France”, “Young Muslims UK” and the “Islamic Foundation” in UK, as well radical Turkish NGO Milli Görus, which German political police refer to as “a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood“ that seeks to undermine the democratic constitution, and Muslim Youth in Germany (MJD), who have been under observation by German political police as a “danger to German democracy” for years. MJD organizes “regular appearances” by speakers with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and serves as “recruitment reservoir and talent pool for this Muslim Brotherhood influenced version of political Islam,” as the Bundestag Research Service wrote.

According to the EU Financial Transparency System 2014-2019, €5,139,569 went to Islamic Relief, another Muslim Brotherhood front group. German officials have accused Islamic Relief Worldwide of “significant” connections to the underground Muslim Brotherhood. “A submission to the Bundesrat revealed that the powerful Federal Court of Audit was examining official grants to Islamic Relief, which was founded in Birmingham, UK, that totaled €6.1 million in the years to 2016. The response said Islamic Relief was connected to Muslim Brotherhood groups not only in Europe but around the world,” The National writes…..

 

POPE CALLS FOR “ESTABLISHMENT OF PATHWAYS” FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM MIGRANTS TO SETTLE IN EUROPE

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/06/pope-calls-for-establishment-of-pathways-for-hundreds-of-thousands-of-muslim-migrants-to-settle-in-europe;

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Muslim migrants should be seeking ways to settle in Islamic countries, not Europe. “Since the 2011 revolution, the Salafist current has been expanding across Libya, taking over mosques, opening schools and establishing media outlets.” These issues have no place in the EU. In the words of the Dalai Lama:

With too many Muslim migrants, “the continent could become ‘Muslim’ or ‘African’…..Only a ‘limited number’ of migrants should be permitted to reside in Europe…“Receive them, help them, educate them, but ultimately they should develop their own country….I think Europe belongs to the Europeans.”

The Islamic surge into the EU, enabled by EU leaders, is a quiet takeover. Normative Islam is not consistent with democracy. It is rooted in the Sharia. While the Pope has been safely hidden away in the Vatican, he has been a foremost voice in promoting indiscriminate mass migration, to the detriment of the EU.

Meanwhile,  a network of Muslim converts, who face the death penalty for apostasy from Islam, are denouncing the Pope’s Muslim-Catholic dialogue initiatives as a deceptive exercise in proselytizing for Islam. Despite Islamic persecution of Christians and Islam’s supremacist teachings against infidels, the Pope continues to promote Islam. Marcello Pera, a prominent Italian intellectual, has accused the Pope of “hating the West, aspiring to destroy it and its Christian tradition.”

“Pope Francis Urges Creation of ‘Pathways’ for Migrants in Libya,” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, June 14, 2020:

ROME — Pope Francis has called for an end to violence in Libya as well as the establishment of “pathways” for the hundreds of thousands of migrants wishing to travel to Europe.

“I am following the dramatic situation in Libya with great apprehension and sorrow,” the pope said at the end of his Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday.

“It has been present in my prayer in recent days. Please, I urge international bodies and those who have political and military responsibilities to recommence with conviction and resolve the search for a path towards an end to the violence, leading to peace, stability and unity in the country,” he said.

“I also pray for the thousands of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons in Libya,” the pontiff continued. “The health situation has aggravated the already precarious conditions in which they find themselves, making them more vulnerable to forms of exploitation and violence. There is cruelty.”

“I call on the international community to please take their plight to heart, identifying pathways and providing means to provide them with the protection they need, a dignified condition and a hopeful future,” he said. “Brothers and sisters, we are all responsible for this. No one can consider him or herself dispensed from this.”

The United Nations released a report in late May declaring that hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees are currently residing in Libya while awaiting an opportunity to travel across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

“The global crisis caused by the pandemic is unprecedented and it is difficult to predict its impact on human trafficking and migrant smuggling,” the report stated, adding that the severe economic consequences of prolonged lockdowns could provoke a surge of migration from various countries.

 

ISRAEL & THE SORDID SIDE OF GERMANY’S MORAL RESPONSIBILITY

ISRAEL & THE SORDID SIDE OF GERMANY’S MORAL RESPONSIBILITY 

It’s transparently clear whose side Germany is on.

BY JOSEPH PUDER

SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/05/sordid-side-germanys-moral-responsibility-joseph-puder;

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The Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported on May 19, 2020 that “Germany and the Palestinian Authority (PA) released a joint statement expressing ‘grave concern’ over Israel’s declared intention to begin annexing parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. The same German government has ignored Israel’s legal rights in Judea and Samaria and imposed Nazi-like sanctions on Israeli products from these Jewish communities.

Germany has been on the side of Israel’s enemies time and again. Germany was a partner in the 2015 flawed Iran nuclear deal, which Israel vehemently opposed, charging that it gave the radical Islamic Republic a clear path to a nuclear bomb. Germany has also been Iran’s major trading partner, and a leader in thwarting the U.S. imposed sanctions on the ayatollah’s dictatorship. The Iranian regime has repeatedly threatened to “wipe the Jewish state off the map.”

Germany is also opposed to the Trump administrations “deal of the century” Middle East peace plan, which Israel overwhelmingly supports. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, complained that the Trump plan required a “balanced approach.” He stated that, “Only a negotiated two-state solution acceptable to both sides can lead to a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.” In his apparent pro-Palestinian bias, Maas clearly ignored Mahmoud Abbas’ (Palestinian Authority President) repeated rejections of Israel’s peace proposals, including the 2008 generous peace offer by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s repeated invitations to Abbas to come to the negotiating table. Abbas also rejected the Trump peace plan even before it was presented.

Germans are guilty of perpetrating the greatest crime in history, the industrial liquidation of European Jewry, known as the Holocaust. Germany’s history, moreover, is replete with antisemitic violence against Jews. Whether during the crusades, or the ‘hep hep’ pogroms against the Jews throughout Germany in 1819, ostensibly aimed against Jewish emancipation. Germany has been, throughout history, a leading source of antisemitism and anti-Jewish racism. Today, with the memory of the Holocaust still fresh, German hostility to the Jewish state, although hidden from view, is alive and well in Germany’s Foreign Ministry, and it is reflected in its major policies.

The German Foreign Ministry is working behind the scenes to delegitimize Israel by funding Non-Governmental Agencies (NGO’s) that work openly do that job. At the same time, the German Foreign Ministry unknowingly or intentionally is damaging the relationship between Germany and Israel. All this is done while official Berlin is releasing declarations about Germany’s moral obligations to the Jewish state.

This dichotomy is perhaps a symptom of Germany’s latent antisemitism on one hand, and its efforts to re-brand itself as a new Germany, to redeem itself from its sordid past. German society has never truly confronted its antisemitism in the post war era. Contemporary Germans have a ready excuse that they have atoned for the Holocaust by restoring synagogues, (which they burned and destroyed in 1938 during the Kristallnacht pogroms) and built memorials for the dead Jews (that they are responsible for killing). Antisemitism is, however, pervasive throughout German society. For more than 20 years after WWII, about 100 former members of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party held high ranking positions in the West German Justice Ministry.

A recent study which reviewed former Justice Ministry personnel files, showed that the prevalence of former Nazi officials in the Justice Ministry allowed them to shield one another from post-war justice. Some of these former Nazi officials took part in the murderous violence known as Kristallnacht. The presence of many Nazis in the post-war German administration created a sense of denial about Nazi crimes. For many Germans, the Nuremberg Trials were merely a kind of “victors justice,” and not Nazi Germany barbarism and genocide. Germans today, to repress their guilt for the Holocaust, are practicing what amounts to a “secondary antisemitism.” They resent living Jews for reminding them of their guilt. They have assumed the role of victim, with the Jews being their victimizer. Hilda Walter, a German Jewish journalist quipped that “It seems the Germans will never forgive us for Auschwitz.”

These days, while the German government expresses concern over growing antisemitism in Germany, it is funding antisemitic NGO’s. According to NGO-Monitor, “Officially, German funding is aimed at combatting poverty, securing food, establishing peace, democracy and human rights…However, German federal funding is allocated to, among others, organizations that promote anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), lawfare campaigns, anti-Zionism, a one-state vision, antisemitism, and violence.”

The vehicle to disburse funding to Israel’s enemies is the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The BMZ is the primary federal authority managing German development policy. With a budget of 10.2 billion euros (2019), the BMZ provided the Palestinian territories with 85.7 million Euros in 2016. German government generosity includes the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ), a leading group engaged in political warfare against Israel. It is promoting BDS, and regularly levels false accusations of Israeli apartheid and racism, and support for a Palestinian “right of return,” which is inimical to a two-state solution. Miftah is another Palestinian organization funded by German government largesse. This group promotes resistance against Israel, which means terror attacks. It regularly accuses Israel of perpetrating “massacres,” cultural genocide, war crimes, and apartheid.

The German Foreign Ministry’s particularly harmful action has been the subversion of the Germany-Israel Friendship Association, which was formed in 1966 (a year after diplomatic relations were established between the two countries). The Association has 50 branches across Germany and between 5,000-6,000 members. The Association was, from the start, an a-political body supported by all German political parties, aimed to express their commitment to Israel. To expand its activities, the Association sought and received funding from the German government, and it has received 500,000 Euros annually, which is disbursed by the German Foreign Ministry.

The German government financial aid to the Association is not without a price. The Foreign Ministry used the aid to subjugate the Association to its policies, which often times contradicts Germany’s alleged commitment to Israel’s security. The same Foreign Ministry regularly votes against Israel in international bodies, including the UN.

The Association Board of Directors was ordered by the Foreign Ministry to immediately cease dealing with issues pertaining to UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency). Germany is the top donor to this agency specifically devoted to the Palestinians, and to no other refugees. UNRWA, as an organization, is committed to the destruction of the Jewish state by serving as an incubator for Palestinian terrorists. The Association was instructed to focus only on cultural activities affiliated with a particular political camp – the Israeli left.

In what amounts to a sharp blow to pro-Israel activities in Germany, the German Foreign Ministry announced that it is curtailing its financial support from a project used by the Association in conjunction with pro-Israel groups called “Days of Israel,” which are held around Israel’s Independence Day. “Days of Israel” activities take place in major German cities and towns. It includes speeches, performances, movies, and information booths that promote Israel. It is apparent that the biased German Foreign Ministry resents the pro-Israel message that the “Days of Israel” represents. They would rather have the Association present more “balanced” programs.

Young members of the Association on Study Tours to Israel were instructed by the German Foreign Ministry to avoid civic organizations associated with the political Right. They were especially warned not to meet with Jewish “settlers.” They were however, encouraged to meet with radical Leftist organizations.

It is becoming increasingly clear whose side Germany is on.