Turks mark 50th anniversary of Netherlands migration -- that cheap foreign labour worked out really well, didn’t it?

Great if you like parts of your country looking like the Middle East, with Turkish ethnics who are far more prone to crime and unemployment than natives

In 2012, the Netherlands were represented at the Eurovision Song Contest by a Rotterdam-born singer, from a Turkish father, Joan Franka.

In the end, Joan, whose birth name is Ayten Kalan, didn’t win the Eurovision competition which gathers artists from various Eurasian countries each year.

Still, she is a prime example of a Turkish community that has immensely contributed to contemporary Dutch society.

As model Deniz Akkoyun before her. Born and raised in the central province of Utrecht in Holland, of Turkish parents, she was elected “Miss Nederland” in 2008.

Or Izmir-born actress Elvan Akyildiz, who had a key role on the children’s show, Sesamstraat, the Dutch co-production of Sesame Street, still a reference to children around the world.

Turkish people have played a crucial role in the cultural and economic development of the Netherlands, according to Dutch Consul General in Istanbul, Robert Schuddeboom as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Turkish migration to one of the European Union’s founding countries...

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Wow! A Eurovision contestant and a TV actor: these are massive contributions--where would the Netherlands be without them?

(The “Miss Netherlands” might have been a political choice and even if she wasn’t, how does this really stack up against all the extra crime and cost of these people on welfare--and now heading to the Middle East to join ISIS?)

All so someone could make a short-term profit fifty years ago.


Iran president calls US sanctions an ‘invasion’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an “invasion” Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on.

The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals it said it suspected of working to expand Iran’s nuclear program, supporting terrorism and helping the Islamic Republic evade U.S. and international sanctions. The sanctions bar Americans from engaging in transactions with any of the designated parties, freeze their assets and block their property under U.S. jurisdiction.

Speaking to officials Saturday, Rouhani criticized the sanctions...


Top German spy says Islamic State’s brutality eclipses al Qaeda

Militant Islamist fighters ride horses as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Some young Muslims are attracted to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria because of its brutality, which makes it appear “more authentic” than al Qaeda, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency said in an interview on Sunday.

“There is a link between the successes IS has had so far in Iraq and the activities here in Germany and the propaganda and canvassing activities aimed at young jihadists,” said Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency.

“The Islamic State is, so to speak, the ‘in’ thing - much more attractive than the Nusra Front, the al Qaeda spin-off in Syria,” the BfV chief told Deutschlandfunk public radio.

“What attracts people is the intense brutality, the radicalism and rigor. That suggests to them that it is a more authentic organization even than al Qaeda,” he said. “Al Qaeda fades besides the Islamic State when it comes to brutality.”


France arrests suspected jihadist minor before departure to Syria

(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern city of Nice, France's interior minister said on Sunday.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that border police at Nice airport arrested the girl on Saturday, before her departure “for jihad.”

A man around the age of 20 was later arrested on suspicion of being her recruiter and of purchasing her airline ticket to Turkey, in order to reach Syria.

Thousands of foreign fighters, many from Western Europe, have joined extremist Islamist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, according to U.S. and European intelligence estimates...


Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria for Cameroon, police say

A screengrab from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows a leader, Abubakar Shekau, delivering a speech

Sustained Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s far northeast have forced thousands of people from their homes, swamping towns in the north of neighbouring Cameroon, authorities said on Sunday.

“We’ve been flooded here in Mora by Cameroonians and Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram,” a police officer in the northern town told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“The day before yesterday, there were already more than 10,000 people in Mora. Not a day goes by without more people coming.”

The number of internally displaced people in Nigeria and those who have crossed its borders into Cameroon, Niger and Chad because of the militant violence has been increasing, with no end sight to the insurgency...


The Two Faces of Islam

One face is for Islam’s useful idiots the other is for Islam’s faithful.

The Koran is not arranged in chronological order. When it is arranged in chronological order it is clear that the Koran undergoes a serious transition after Muhammad’s first real triumph on the battlefield at Badr in 624.

The period following that battle is called the Medina period of the prophet’s life. Conceptually this transition can be seen as a transition from the Old Koran to the New Koran. Unlike the transition from the Old to the New Testament, the transition from the “Old” Koran (pre-Medina) to the “New” Koran (Medina) is a transition to a more vengeful, demanding, supremacist God...


Pakistan: Honour killings

GUJRANWALA: A man who recently returned from Saudi Arabia killed his wife and two daughters for honour in Sialkot on Sunday.

A police spokesman said Muhammad Arif, a resident of Galla Bansanwala near Sialkot Bypass, came back to Pakistan from Saudi Arab a few days ago. He said the man took a signed “letter” from his brothers-in-law and sons-in-laws, saying they did not object.

Residents of the area said Maria and Zubia often stayed at their friend’s house. He said Arif was unhappy about it and planned to kill them after taking written permission from his relatives that they would not seek legal proceeding against him.

Police said Arif had been missing since he shot them and fled. They said teams had been formed to find him...

And, MATTA: A man and a woman were killed on Saturday for allegedly having an illegitimate affair in Asharey village of Matta tehsil [district], Swat. Sakhi Jan and a married woman reportedly ran away to Madian. Upon their return, both died after being poisoned. Sakhi’s brother Khan Jan accused Mira Jan, husband of the deceased woman, of poisoning them. An FIR was registered at Matta police station and an investigation is under way.


Islamabad protests: All hell breaks loose

A contingent of capital police in riot gear assemble near the Constitution Avenue earlier in the day on Saturday. — Photo by Tanveer Shahzad

ISLAMABAD: “You can’t see anything here at D-Chowk. The tear-gas is overwhelming. I have my shirt tied around my face, as do most of the other people who are still here. This is madness, it’s a jungle out here.”

This was how a Dawn reporter on Constitution Avenue described the melee that took place on Saturday night.

The capital city’s high security area, the Red Zone, resembled a battlefield as marchers from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek, en route to their new destination – the Prime Minister’s House – clashed with security personnel.

Just after 10pm, when both Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan gave their supporters their marching orders, advancing demonstrators heading towards The Presidency, Cabinet Division and Pakistan Secretariat were met with rubber bullets and tear-gas from the heavy police contingents deployed in the area...


Jamaat-i-Islami, Pakistan: ‘Exhibition of Indian films, soaps corrupting youth’

Jamaat-i-Islami ameer Sirajul Haq

LAHORE: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) ameer Sirajul Haq said on Saturday that the World Hijab Day will be observed worldwide on September 4.

He was speaking to journalists after addressing a Hijab Conference organised by Jamaat-i-Islami Women’s Wing. Haq said Pakistan was the second political entity in the world after Medina to emerge as an Islamic polity.

He said practices such as vani, watta-satta and dowry had to be abolished.

Haq urged the Supreme Court to pass a verdict on the appeal of former JI ameer Qazi Hussein Ahmed against obscenity.

He said the exhibition of Indian films and soaps was corrupting the morals of the youth. Haq said divorce rates had been increasing in past years. He said inflation, unemployment and Hindu influences in society had corrupted the institutions. Haq urged the government to prohibit the exhibition of Indian films and soaps. He said the government should ensure that cable operators abide by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) conventions...


Students ‘addicted to mobile phones’

Students spend up to ten hours a day on their mobile phones, a study found. Some even say they feel stressed if their phone is not in sight.

A team at Baylor University in Texas found that female students spent an average of ten hours a day texting, emailing and on social media while their male counterparts spent nearly eight.

Lead author James Roberts said the idea of becoming addicted to using a mobile phone was “an increasingly realistic possibility.”

The online survey asked 164 students how long they spent using different functions or apps on their phone. When asked, 60 per cent said they might be addicted to their mobile.

Overall, they spent the most time texting, at an average of 94.6 minutes each day.

They spent 48.5 minutes using email and 38.6 minutes checking Facebook, while the internet claimed 34.4 minutes and listening to music took 26.9 minutes.

Some functions - among them using apps such as Pinterest and Instagram - are associated significantly with mobile addiction, but others that might logically seem to be addictive - such as internet use and gaming - were not...


Australia: Native American-inspired attire criticised as culturally inappropriate

Inheritance: Mescalero Apache Red Horse wears the garb of his ancestors. Photo: Wayne Taylor/Getty Images

The old-fashioned Hollywood image of the American Indian – the war-whooping brave in headdress and facepaint – is so ubiquitous as to be unremarkable in Australia. Few eyebrows were raised when fashion designer Camilla Franks wore an extravagant feathered bonnet for a recent Good Weekend cover, suspecting “she was a Native American in a past life.”

The Real Housewives of Melbourne pulled out similar war bonnets this year, dancing around and “woo woo woo”-ing. High street fashion stores stock Navajo-print leggings, “Aztec” headbands and buckskin boots.

For great swathes of history, wearing this attire signalled a cultural heritage that could occasion persecution and death. Now it’s apparently a signal that you know how to party. At music festivals – the most common place to spot birds of this feather – wearing a knock-off band T-shirt may be a bigger faux pas than ripping off another culture.

But a backlash has long been brewing in the Americas and this month hit Australia on two fronts. The Meredith Music Festival banned the wearing of headdresses and other culturally sensitive items, while a new festival drew criticism for basing its entire brand around the same imagery.

“There would be mass outcry if white English people were going to Glastonbury dressed up like Indigenous Australians,” says Brisbane music writer Mitch Knox. “So why do we think it’s OK for us to do that to other cultures?”...


Evening photo: Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Photo by Jerry Mercier.

Found on Flickr.


Mad driving compilation


Well, that’s a relief: “Bean name-calling ‘unlikely’ to spark racism tribunals”

The term “Jersey bean” is believed to be a reference to the island’s traditional bean stew

BBC: Calling someone a “bean” is unlikely to fall foul of Jersey’s new race discrimination law, says an employment expert.

The legislation, Jersey’s first anti-discrimination law, comes into force on Monday.

The term “bean,” a colloquial reference to Jersey’s traditional bean stew, is seen by some as derogatory. A local press report recently suggested calling someone a bean at work could prompt complaints under the new law.

Jean Marie Renouf, a Jersey employment lawyer, said this was unlikely but it would depend on the context. “It comes down to to whether the person is objectively offended,” he told BBC Radio Jersey’s Politics Hour...


Guardian: Blaming the Rotherham abuse on a fear of being branded a racist is ludicrous

The news from Rotherham becomes more horrific. Up to 1,400 children exploited and abused. And today we learn via an audit by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary that officers from South Yorkshire police – to whom many victims turned – were previously criticised by the police inspectorate for spending “a great deal of time trying to disprove victims’ allegations”. Little wonder so many victims felt they had to fend for themselves.

We know the authorities could and should have intervened, but failed to do so. Why? We see social workers were overstretched. Others apparently saw the whole thing as the nihilism of the underclass and thus not deserving of the time that might have been afforded had these atrocities occurred in the uplands of Surrey. We know forces perennially fall down when it comes to believing children who claim abuse, and struggle to deal with sexual offences across the board. We know that some of the abused characterised the link to their abusers as a “relationship” and that we struggle to tackle domestic offences. So we know of much that probably led to the multiple failure that was Rotherham, and probably contributed to the parallel cases in Rochdale, Oxford and Oldham.

But can it really be true – as the tabloids and the right robustly claim – that a significant contributor truly was political correctness; the fear of officials that by intervening appropriately in cases where the suspects were Pakistani Muslims, they themselves would be castigated as racist? If it is, it is outrageous. It is also ludicrous...


Tunisian leader: West's injustice fuels terror recruits

Sheikh Rashid Al-Ghannushi: Handsome dude, no?

Discrimination against Muslims in Western society is pushing young men to join armed groups such as the Islamic State, according to a Tunisian leader.

Sheikh Rashid Al-Ghannushi, the 71-year-old-leader of the Ennahda movement, said many young Muslims turned to extremism after being marginalized by the societies they grew up in.

“They react, Western Muslims, because they think that, in ISIL [as the Islamic State was formerly known], they can find the solution to their marginalization in the societies they live in,” Ghannushi said.

A recent report from the Soufan Group intelligence consultancy estimates 3,000 foreign fighters in Syria are from Western countries, including France, Britain and Germany.

Although just a fraction of the 19 million Muslims in the European Union, images of European-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria have an inflated impact on how Muslims are perceived.

Such is the affect that many Muslims living in the West even feel compelled to change their names.

One Iraqi woman living in Sweden told The Anadolu Agency she changed her Arabic name to blend in...

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Muslims make such great immigrants don’t they? How about we bring a whole pile more to Canada?


The self-loathing of the British Left is now a problem for us all


We don’t need to rehearse the facts. We’ve all read them, and reeled away in horror. The interesting question is how and why would any country allow the racialised gang-rape of its own daughters?

Why? Because too many in that country, especially on the Left, most especially in the Labour Party, despise their own ordinary people: the white working classes.

h/t Tim


Classes of 70, four-year-olds forced to commute for three hours and a roof turned into a playground: Why no one will admit immigration is the reason Britain's primary schools are bursting at the seams

Next Tuesday at 6.50am, Olivia will leave home to begin the first leg of her three-hour daily commute. The journey will cost £35 a week and involve no less than three buses each way — assuming, of course, that everything runs smoothly.

Even for the most dedicated employee, it’s not the best way to start and finish a busy day. But for a four-year-old beginning school for the first time, it could hardly be less appropriate.

Due to over-crowding at her local primary school, that is the situation Olivia finds herself in — a situation that her mother, Melissa Stowe, is understandably furious about...

Related video: Douglas Murray - Latest Migration Figures

h/t Marvin


Why We Must Demand More of British Muslims

The soft approach has failed; we have seen a rise in complacency by successive governments who have taken to handling the groundswell of problems involving Muslims in British society with kid gloves. Now it is surely right to be more demanding.


Bitchy Regina woman to launch human rights complaint against barbershop that only serves men

Don't tell me. She's a dyke right?


Senator Ted Cruz Is Wolverine

Proof the first:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is widely seen as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, gave a fiery speech on Saturday where he slammed President Barack Obama's positions on a whole host of issues.

At one point, the audience at the conservative group Americans For Prosperity's Defending The American Dream Summit in Dallas chanted "Run Ted! Run!" as Cruz blasted Obama for "lawless" immigration policies, accused the president of making the country a "kitty cat" in the face of a threat posed by Vladimir Putin's Russian "bear," and called for America to bomb the jihadist group ISIS "back to the stone age."  

Cruz began his speech with a series of jokes mocking the Obama administration.

"Back in Washington there's a diet that is now very, very popular," said Cruz. "It's called the Obama Diet. Works very, very well. You simply let Putin eat your lunch every day."


A Great Tragedy

The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.

Being so far away from their families brought some aboriginal recruits to tears, says an internal study, while others got sick on the kinds of food served in mess halls.

The culture shock of going from reserve to recruit is one of the biggest challenges the military must contend with as it competes with other employers to hire aboriginals, one of the fastest-growing segments of Canada's workforce.

Aboriginals were surveyed about how they adjusted to urban life after they joined the military. The Canadian Press obtained a copy of the findings, published this past June, under the Access to Information Act.

Some found it overwhelming to manage their schedules and pay their bills. Others complained about the rigour of military life, or switching from diets consisting of fresh caribou and char to standard mess-hall fare.

Feeling as though they had lost touch with their culture was another concern to many of the people surveyed.

"They reported having had negative perceptions of the city, the main reasons being that they felt lost, disconnected from their culture and had more difficulty building trust and friendships with people in the city," the report says.

"They also believed that the city is a hotbed of drugs, alcohol and violence."
Aboriginals have long been under-represented within the military.

They now make up only 2.3 per cent of the combined regular force and primary reserves, the report says. The target for aboriginal people in the military is 3.4 per cent.

The study, done by Defence Research and Development Canada, was meant to help the Canadian Armed Forces improve its existing programs to help aboriginal recruits from isolated communities better adapt to urban life while serving in the military.

The results of the study are based on focus groups held in Kingston, Ont., Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Sask., and Yellowknife between November 2012 and April 2013. A combined total of 35 people took part in the survey.

Participants reported feeling stereotyped after they joined the military.

"Some military members have the same perceptions — no matter where you go there is this same idea that all aboriginal people are drunks and are lazy," one of the participants said.

"The negative perception that people have about us makes it harder to get jobs or be integrated in the (Canadian Armed Forces). I always have to continually prove myself."

This is a great tragedy.

Never before in human history has anyone had to leave their families, friends and familiar surroundings for professional or personal reasons.


Sure, one might point out that sticking entire groups of people into what are essentially northern ghettos where there are few or no educational and professional opportunities is detrimental or that it's warped and counter-productive to let people isolate themselves from populations who are different from them or from new surroundings because doing so stunts their ability to cope and adapt to the realities of a modern, pluralistic culture or that many aboriginals have left reservations to either work or serve their country with distinction and courage in the armed forces (even though they don't have to according to treaties signed centuries ago) cope just fine, ergo, no need to infantilise them but that would just be racist.

Instead, it's better to read articles like these and wonder how white liberals can help or something.

(sarcasm function disabled)


Muslim Dad of the Year contender marries off 8 yr old daughter for $2000

But it's OK, the groom was 12!


Pakistan: Forced conversions: Disappointed by law enforcers, Hindus demand fresh legislation

“Our people fear for their lives, their property. There is no justice to be sought from law enforcement agencies or courts,” said Ravi Dawani, the secretary-general of the All Pakistan Hindu Panchayat.

KARACHI: Hindus in Sindh demand the government to formulate strict laws against forced marriages, conversions and for the protection of their rights.

At a consultative meeting on the ‘Draft of Minorities’ Forced Marriages and Conversion’, arranged by the South Asia Partnership-Pakistan (SAP-Pak) at the Regent Plaza hotel on Friday, speakers said that the Hindu community was living in fear across the country, particularly in Sindh.

“Our people fear for their lives, their property. There is no justice to be sought from law enforcement agencies or courts,” said Ravi Dawani, the secretary-general of the All Pakistan Hindu Panchayat. He said that almost 1,000 girls were forced to convert in Sindh each year.

Explaining the state of fear his community was living in, Dawani said that many Hindus preferred to give their children Muslim names such as Sameer, Naveed, Komal and Somal. “Our children also face discrimination in educational institutions,” he added.

“The issue of Rinkle Kumari ruined the entire community,” said Advocate Kalpana Devi, the chairperson of the Hindu Panchayat, Larkana. She revealed that the issue of forced marriages was more prevalent in areas inhabited by the less-privileged among the community. She also pointed out that several families were migrating to India due to one reason or another. “Twenty families from Sukkur and six families from Thull left for India last month,” she claimed...

Related: Violence against Zikris: Undoubtedly, many social evils are prevailing in Pakistan such as the murder of journalists, street crime and sectarian killing. But among them, sectarian violence has been very common kind of violence throughout history. According to reports published in 2011 and 2012 by Human Rights Watch, “Pakistan is one of the countries where minority groups Shias, Ahmadis, and Christians are being killing by the Sunni militant groups”.

Additionally, the Zikris is a religious group present in Balochistan who claim to be an offshoot of the Islamic tradition. Their places of worship are in several areas of Balochistan and the most important religious site is also in the province.

History shows that hundreds of Zikri were killed by a Baloch named Shah Murad owing to being ‘non-Muslim’ in 1978 while Ziaul Haq was ruling the country. Nowadays the same story is being repeated in Balochistan and the same kind of horrors are being perpetrated on the Zikri community at the hands of extremists groups.


Kids ruined but don’t mention the ‘I’ word

A FEW years ago I became involved in a little online dispute with left-wing Brisbane feminist Kim Jameson. It all began when Kim criticised visiting Somalian author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a victim of female genital mutilation who subsequently abandoned her Muslim faith.

“Her view on Islam,” wrote Kim, “is too much coloured by her own experience”. Well, yes. Having your genitals destroyed by some maniac with a knife might tend to have that effect.


Islamists Pressure FBI to Drop Training on Muslim Brotherhood

Teaching about the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood is essential to counter-terrorism prosecutions, and the challenges facing the U.S. today.


Businesses whining about foreign workers: ‘Whistler loses visitors as jobs go unfilled’

Blackcomb mountain ski patroller Nicole Koshure inspects a ridge. Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort says it is losing wealthy foreign clients to ski hills in other countries because it can no longer bring in ski instructors with specific language skills because of the federal crackdown on temporary foreign workers. Photograph By Jonathan Hayward

OTTAWA — Whistler, Canada’s busiest and highest-profile ski resort by far, could be an unintended casualty of the Harper government’s crackdown on its Temporary Foreign Workers program, according to an “urgent” appeal issued this week.

The resort is losing clients from around the world, and restaurants in Whistler Village are struggling to find staff to handle the coming seasonal rush, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce said in a letter to Employment Minister Jason Kenney that was provided Friday to The Vancouver Sun.

The letter, supported by the B.C. government and the province’s business community, asks Kenney to exempt “deserving” Canadian resort communities and natural resource boom towns from the sweeping reforms.

Kenney introduced the changes in June to snuff a growing political controversy over numerous program abuses.

Now deep-pocketed foreigners are telling the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort that they’ll switch to resorts in the U.S. and Japan due to the lack of ski instructors in Whistler who can work in languages like Cantonese, Russian and Spanish, chamber chief executive Val Litwin said in his letter to Kenney.

The resort’s normal ability to generate about $1.2 million a day in tax revenue for all three levels of government will be “significantly impacted” if the ski resorts, restaurants and other service businesses can’t find staff, he warned...

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I’ll say it again: we have to wean ourselves off cheap foreign labour. It creates a short-term advantage with many long-term drawbacks. For example: see Europe and the descendants of the cheap North African Muslims labourers brought it after WW II. Sure, some textile mill owners made money they might otherwise have lost, but they have created a huge and ugly and insoluble social problem.

Example 2: African slavery (the ultimate in cheap foreign labour). That really worked out well in the long run didn’t it?

The great weakness of capitalism: it is oriented to short term profits.


Security sleeps as death cult awakes

"...In essence, this aesthetising of death defines itself against a secular liberal belief in life. As the Italian philosopher Umberto Eco observed, in a different ideological context, Fascism embraces political necrophilia: a taste for killing and martyrs is its purest form.

Jihadism is similarly obsessed. It means, as numerous slickly produced videos on the internet demonstrate, adoring and serving death, be it as the slayer or the slain. In fact, its beatification of terrorist violence, or the management of savagery, as the Islamic State’s official journal Dabiq proclaims, is more telling than the professed ideological dimension.

Indeed, to love death as jihadism does is to say that it is beautiful to receive it and to risk it and that the most beautiful and saintly love is to distribute it. This putrid need of death is evident today across the Middle East."


Jennifer Lawrence victim of hacker who leaks slew of graphic nude photos of Oscar winning actress and 'dozens of A-listers'


4chan thread.


Hundreds of African immigrants attempt daring daylight EU asylum bid by clambering over a razor wire fence into Spanish territory in northern Morocco

The migrants try and stretch the defenders using force of numbers to make their way into Melilla

An estimated 200 African immigrants tried to climb over a razor wire fence and claim asylum a Spanish enclave of Melilla in northern Morocco.

Spain claims sovereignty over two areas of Morocco which they treat as Spanish national territory.

As a result, both areas are very popular with migrants looking to make their way to the European Union as they do not have to attempt a perilous sea crossing to the Spanish mainland.

Over the past 24 hours, more than 200 immigrants tried to climb across the razor wire fence protecting Melilla.  Only ten managed to pass the formidable barrier and make it into Spanish territory...

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"Only ten"?  This is the first group to make it across since Spain beefed up the separating fence.  Not good.


Al Gore Buried Under Polar Ice Cap

Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now

The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’

Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.

But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.


Netherlands: Six children taken into care over parents' jihad plans

Officials have cancelled the passports of two couples from Huizen in Noord-Holland and taken their children into care because of fears they were planning to head to Syria, officials said on Saturday.

There are strong indications the two couples, aged 30 and 31, and 32 and 34, were planning to travel to the Middle East to join the IS militia, the public prosecution department told a news conference.

One couple had an eight month old girl, the other five boys up to to nine years in age. The children have been taken ‘to a place of safety’ but have not been kept together, the Telegraaf reported. The children were all born in the Netherlands and have Dutch nationality. Their passports have also been cancelled.


USA: Feds Still Studying Why Lesbians Are Obese

The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014. The project seeks to determine why “nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese,” and why gay males are not.

In just two years the project’s budget has nearly doubled, growing from $1.5 million to nearly $3 million today, despite fears that sequestration could jeopardize the project and other NIH funding...

via Weasel Zippers


Did Vladimir Putin Just Casually Threaten Nuclear War?

Those who grew up during the Cold War know what it feels like to constantly worry about nuclear annihilation.

It seems Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to bring back those memories.

“It’s best not to mess with us,” Putin said Friday while reminding the world of Russia’s sizable nuclear arsenal, as the Los Angeles Times reported.

“Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia,” Putin said, speaking to the young people attending a Kremlin-sponsored youth camp.

He added a not-so-veiled threat to the rest of the world: “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers”...


Islamic State's 'banker' was director of a private Muslim primary school in Birmingham

One of the Islamic State terror group's key financier was director of a Muslim faith school in Birmingham, it emerged today.

Prominent Islamic cleric Dr Nabil al-Awadi, a naturalised Kuwaiti, was partly resident in the UK until last year, living in Brixton, south London.

Until February 2013, the Sunni was a director of the independent Al-Birr school in Nechells, Birmingham, which was founded in seven years ago.

Now he is president of the Kuwait Scholars' Union, which has reportedly channelled tens of millions of dollars to the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Iraq and Syra.


West Hunter: We Three Kings

A recent article says that 40% of Chinese Y-chromosomes originated from 3 men in the late neolithic. This pattern, fantastic success for a particular paternal lineage, has been seen before, with the Golden Family (descendants of Genghis Khan) and the Qing dynasty.

Keep reading...


Raped and Slaughtered: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April, 2014

"I abducted your girls. I will sell them on the market, by Allah... There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell." — Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram.

Hillary Clinton repeatedly refused to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization.

In Malaysia -- regularly portrayed in the West as a moderate Muslim nation -- any attempt to promote religions other than Islam is illegal.

"The reason they want to kill me is very clear -- it is because of being a convert to Christianity." — Hassan Muwanguzi, Uganda.


'Day of reckoning' for hundreds of child abusers... with 180 mainly A̶s̶i̶a̶n̶ Muslim men targeted in Manchester alone

Police forces across Britain are poised to arrest hundreds of suspected child abusers as part of a massive crackdown on the grooming of vulnerable young girls.

‘Wave after wave’ of arrests will be made between now until Christmas in response to the ‘epidemic’ of child sexual exploitation that has haunted the nation for two decades. Police are confident that the raids will lead to scores of court cases across the country, with suspects facing charges of child abduction, rape, multiple rape and sexual assault.

In Greater Manchester alone, more than 180 suspects are set to be rounded up in an operation described by sources as a ‘day of reckoning’ for men who have tormented girls as young as ten. Raids are also scheduled to take place in the south of England within the next few weeks, with many others set to follow before the end of the year.


Islamic militia group says it has 'secured' US compound in Libya

An Islamic militant group said Sunday it has “secured” a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli.

American personnel evacuated the area roughly a month ago amid ongoing fighting in the country.

An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside.

Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched.

A commander for the Dawn of Libya group said his forces had entered and been in control of the compound since last week...

But the main thing is not to let "outsiders" like Egypt help Libya get rid of the Islamists, as The Economist has reminded us.


My Islamophobic Post Of The Day: Muslims Behead 6 Year Old Child

It was revealed this week that Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram beheaded a six-year-old boy on June 1 because he was a Christian.

The attack occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State – a predominately Christian community, according to Voice of the Martyrs.

Over 100 militants descended upon the village, slaughtering men, women, and children.

Dear Mr. Government, were you even aware you had invited a death cult to our shores?


Child Molester Sues County Over Being Raped In Jail

A convicted child molester and rapist has filed a civil rights lawsuit against a Washington state county claiming they failed to protect him from being forcibly raped by another inmate while in Garfield County jail.


Gypsy offers £3,500 for a 15-year-old wife for his son

Romany Gypsies are arranging illegal underage marriages in Britain - even offering thousands in exchange for eligible teenage girls.

The traditional practice goes against the law in the UK, where the youngest one can marry is at 16, the age of sexual consent.

A new documentary sees a Roma father relentlessly search for a teen bride for his 14-year-old son - even offering £3,500 for one 'popular' young girl.


Pointing Out Muslims Have Been Beheading People for Centuries Isn’t Islamophobic

“Leave it to ‘journalists,’” quips Twitchy, “to make a Fox News personality the villain in a story about Islamic terrorists beheading people.”

But that is exactly what the Asian American Journalists Association has done, calling on Fox News to apologize for Andrea Tantaros’s August 20 comments on the channel’s roundtable show, Outnumbered.

Discussing the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, Tantaros said: “And they’ve been doing this for hundreds and hundreds of years, if you study the history of Islam. . . . This isn’t a surprise. You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit,” she said. “You solve it with a bullet to the head. It’s the only thing these people understand.”

In a statement on its website, AAJA condemned the “blanket comments that serve to perpetuate hate and Islamophobia.”


Jimmy Carter addresses Muslim Americans: “I hope all of you will use the principals of Allah to bring peace and justice to all.”

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks during his keynote speech, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014, during the 51st Islamic Society of North America Annual Convention at Cobo Hall in Detroit. (Steve Perez / The Detroit News)

Detroit— During a speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America on Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter said peace between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East is a dream he still prays can be achieved.

“You can’t bring peace to the Middle East without justice and human rights for the Palestinians,” Carter told a packed hall at Cobo Center. “When my prayers are answered and we have peace in that Holy Land then the Israelis and all their neighbors will be blessed to live in peace and prosperity.”
Hazim Bata, ISNA’s new executive director and CEO, said he was humbled to be in the presence of Carter.

“President Carter has spent his entire life helping others around him just as all of you have helped those around you and paved the way for the next generation,” Bata told the crowd at the luncheon.

The former president detailed the work that his foundation, the Carter Center, does around the world. In addition to working to eradicate disease, promoting human rights and monitoring elections to make sure they are fair, Carter said a major role is to work for peace in the Middle East, a statement that earned him hearty applause...


Review vindicates Edmonton teacher who refused to enforce no-zero policy for students who didn’t complete coursework

David beats Goliath.

Usually David gets squashed like a bug. Not this time.

Remember Lynden Dorval.

He’s the Edmonton physics teacher who was suspended and fired for giving zeros when students didn’t do their work and daring to question the idiocy of a policy where he wasn’t supposed to give any zeros.

A tribunal dealing with teacher suspensions and firings now says the Edmonton public school board wasn’t fair when they suspended and then bounced Dorval.


Government of Canada highlights the importance of peaceful pluralism

Minister of State Uppal addresses Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at international convention

August 30, 2014—London, United Kingdom—Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, addressed participants of the Jalsa Salana 2014 International Convention today, highlighting Canada’s leadership on human rights issues and emphasizing the importance of religious acceptance and inclusion, in both Canada and abroad.

Minister Uppal is in London as part of the Canadian delegation to the Jalsa Salana UK 2014 convention, the formal annual gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The convention aims to facilitate greater spiritual awareness amongst community members, strengthen community ties and promote peace. The event includes religious discourses and inter-faith sessions.

Speaking to participants, Minister Uppal highlighted Canada’s internationally-respected approach to multiculturalism and religious freedom, emphasizing the importance Canada places on accepting all cultures while promoting their adherence to Canadian traditions and values. He also recognized the positive contributions of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada, and praised the community for its commitment to peace, acceptance and equality.

Quick facts
  • The Government of Canada established the Office of Religious Freedom in February 2013 and has since established itself as a world leader in advancing and defending religious freedom around the world.
  • The Office of Religious Freedom focuses on advocacy, analysis, policy development and programming relating to protecting and advocating for the rights of religious communities facing threat and persecution.
  • The opening of the Office was announced at the Ahmadiyya headquarters and mosque in Maple, Ontario.
  • The first Jalsa Salana convention was held on December 27, 1891 in Qadian, India, and was initiated by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
“Our Government is committed to ensuring that all Canadians are free to practice whichever religion they choose without fear of violence or persecution. These values are ones which we aspire to see reflected not only in Canada but through out the international community as well. I commend His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih and the International Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for their efforts to promote peace and understanding around the world.”

Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism
Press release


The incredible shrinking super power

The world is burning. Russia is invading Ukraine with impunity. A brutal mutation of al-Qaida, called the Islamic State, now controls half of Iraq, scooping up with ease the land that America spent so much blood and treasure to briefly liberate.

The Islamic State lives up to its name: It is a Muslim theocracy. The Qur’an is the constitution for the territory it controls. So Arab Christians and other minorities are given a choice: Convert or be killed.


Sally Jones of Chatham Is One Sick Chick

Revealed: How Sally Jones of Chatham went from being all-girl rock band member to 'wife of ISIS jihadi fanatic who threatens to behead Christians by herself with a blunt knife'

Die soon Sally, you won't be missed.


Gun owners getting second class treatment thanks to inspections

Warrant-less firearms inspection rules go grey when firearm accessories are thrown in the mix.


Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. embassy annex in Tripoli

Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an annex of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.


Former CIA Agent Alleges That Obama Allowed Muslim Brotherhood To Infiltrate Government

Islamoloon raving in Egypt

It might sound like a controversial charge, but according to former CIA agent Claire Lopez, President Obama has actively worked to forward radical Islam. According to her, the president has gone so far as to switch sides on the war on terror.

According to Lopez, the charges she is making are what many in Congress are thinking but daren’t say out loud.

The Examiner reported on Friday that Lopez comes well qualified to make such allegations, as she has occupied many senior positions during her career with the CIA. Among other jobs, Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy and a Senior Fellow at The Clarion Project, the London Center for Policy Research, and the Canadian Meighen Institute.

She is also a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi and has a lot of experience when it comes to the Middle East and the war on Islamist terror...


Nigerians Threaten to Burn Ebola Units

ABUJA, NIGERIA— As fears of Ebola spread across West Africa, some Nigerians are rejecting the idea of building Ebola isolation units in their neighborhoods.

In parts of Nigeria prone to communal violence, locals took to the streets this week, saying they would sooner burn Ebola centers down than allow them to operate.

In many parts of Nigeria, residents say they are more afraid of Ebola than of Boko Haram, the militant group that has killed thousands of people this year alone.

In the northern city of Kaduna Wednesday, where Boko Haram has struck many times, hundreds of people protested plans to convert sections of a local clinic into an Ebola treatment center...


Wynne Government Wants Birth Tourism

Ontario says 'No' to removing citizenship by birth on soil

The Ontario government says it will not support Ottawa’s proposal to remove citizenship rights to children born in Canada to non-citizens and non-residents.

“In our view, there is not enough evidence to justify the effort and expense required for such a system-wide program change. Citizenship and immigration Canada has not quantified the extent of fraud resulting from ‘birth tourism,’’ said Ontario Deputy Immigration Minister Chisanga Puta-Chekwe.

Say No To Automatic Citizenship For Foreigners, reduce Liberal Party voters..


Iraqi Forces Break Two-Month Islamic State Siege in Amirli

BAGHDAD—U.S. airstrikes helped break a two-month siege by Sunni militants on a Shiite town on Sunday, in apparent coordination with ground attacks by Shiite militias, local civilian fighters and Kurdish troops.

The attacks around Amirli, about 100 miles north of Baghdad, helped to avert what had been one of the country's biggest looming humanitarian crises. Residents of the town of 17,000, most of them Shiite Turkmen, faced famine, thirst and diseases such as diarrhea from drinking dirty river water.


Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts: I’m not a racist

LYNN — Lynn’s struggle with an “influx of illegal arrivals” earned Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy keynote speaker status this week in Washington, D.C., but a local immigrant advocate said Kennedy and the group highlighting her views need to rethink their outlook on new arrivals.

Edward Tirrell called the Center for Immigration Studies “a well-known anti-immigration group” and said Kennedy’s decision to accept an invitation to address the organization on Wednesday “gives them legitimacy.”

“That’s outrageous,” he said.

Kennedy and the center’s director of policy studies, Jessica Vaughn, share a perspective on the increase of unaccompanied minors — immigrant children — into American cities they say boils down to dollars and cents.

“It is not easy for American communities to absorb them. In fact, it is very costly, and the places they are settling are not wealthy communities, but rather cities and towns that already struggle to provide services for their citizens and legal immigrant residents,” Vaughn stated in an email...


Icelandic Musician May Face Hate Speech Charges

An Icelandic musician who has been an outspoken opponent of the Reykjavík Pride festival may be looking at hate speech charges for his remarks about the LGBT community.

Gylfi Ægisson, a musician who has made his opposition to Reykjavík Pride publicly known on more than one occasion, did so again in the comments of a news article on the festival. There, he said that homosexuals were categorically child molesters, and that they hope to “brainwash” children – accusations he has made before.

Kristín Sævarsdóttir, one of the organisers of Reykjavík Pride, has decided that enough is enough. Vísir reports that she is considering filing hate speech charges against him.

Iceland’s hate speech law is covered by Article 233(a) of the Icelandic Penal Code, which states: “Anyone who in a ridiculing, slanderous, insulting, threatening or any other manner publicly assaults a person or a group of people on the basis of their nationality, skin colour, race, religion or sexual orientation, shall be fined or jailed for up to 2 years,” where “assault” refers to both physical and verbal attacks...


Israellycool: A Media Earthquake Started

And you might have missed it. We can file all this under the heading of lethal journalism. Last week Matti Friedmann wrote the most important article on the media and Israel of recent years. It lifts the lid on how the AP’s coverage of Israel is so slanted as to be completely worthless.

You simply need to read it all. I’m going to include just one section here because it talks to something I’ve long felt: Israel is just given way too much emphasis. I made exactly this point when I mentioned how Pakistan had displaced 500,000 people just before our defensive operation started and barely anyone noticed. Interestingly, Bret Stephens used exactly the same Pakistani example a couple of weeks later in his column at the Wall Street Journal...

h/t Marvin


Islamic Network claims “witchhunt”; continues to promote extremist preachers

The Islamic Network, whose website Stand for Peace recently exposed as a repository for anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate speech, is now complaining that it is the latest victim of “witch hunts against Muslims.”

Following an investigation of Stand for Peace’s revelations by BBC News, the NHS suspended the Islamic Network’s chairman, Shahid Sardar, from his job as Head of Public Engagement at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex.

A spokesman for the charity, however, has since told Third Sector that the offensive material on its website – which included calls for homosexuals to be “destroyed by fire,” and claims that “the Jews scheme and crave after possessing Muslim lands” – was over ten years old and “clearly do[es] not represent our views.”

“The IN emphatically refutes any allegation that it promotes or advocates hate of any community or individuals,” the spokesman said...


Waiter writes 'faggots' on gay diners' receipt

A group of gay men were outraged after a waiter at a pizzeria in Taranto, Puglia, handed them a bill with a homophobic slur printed on it. The four men had spent an evening at the restaurant in the Cazzizzi a Maruggio district. After asking for the bill, they were handed one with “I warn you they're faggots (ricchioni)” printed on it, Brindisioggi.it reported.

The insult, which could have been meant as a warning to others about the group, was inserted in between the pizzas and drinks on the itemized bill, which came to €52.50, according to a photo published on the news site.

“Initially, we didn’t want to believe our eyes,” one of the men told the news site, adding that they would “never return to the restaurant again” despite the waiter being sacked.

“We immediately went to the owner of the restaurant and asked for an explanation. He was also speechless and apologized on behalf of the waiter. The next day he called to apologize again and say the waiter had been dismissed.”

This is not the first time a receipt has been used to attack gay people in Italy...


I'm living the high life, boasts released child abuser who was jailed for part in Rotherham grooming gang as he jets off on holiday to Pakistan

His victim Lizzie, who was only 12 when she was groomed by Umar Razaq, has been left distraught by the posts, saying he 'taunted' her on the social networking site after being released from jail.

Posting a selfie in sunglasses on Facebook, Razaq boasted: 'Can't wait... Roll on to the lifetime holiday'.

'Three days and I'm outta this country for a very long time. Feeling happy,' he added.

The sickening Facebook posts come in the wake of a damning report that revealed at least 1,400 girls were subjected to sexual abuse and grooming at the hands of Asian gangs in Rotherham for 16 years...

h/t Marvin


Man faces Galloway assault charge

A 39-year-old man has been charged with a religiously aggravated assault on controversial MP George Galloway who was left battered and bruised in an alleged street attack.

The pro-Palestine politician suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial injuries following an incident in Golborne Road, Notting Hill, London, on Friday evening.

Mr Galloway had been posing for photos with people moments before, his spokesman said.

A man was arrested by police shortly afterwards and questioned by detectives overnight.

The Metropolitan Police said Neil Masterson, 39, of Camden Hill, London, will appear before Hammersmith Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The force said he was charged with "assault by beating which is religiously aggravated on a male in his 60s and also common assault on a male in his 40s"...

h/t Marvin


ISIS displaying a deft command of varied media

A still image from an ISIS video attempting to recruit Canadians. The video features a young Canadian recruit who was killed last year.

The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world’s attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality. But Western intelligence services are also worried about their extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: state-of-the-art videos, ground images shot from drones and multilingual Twitter messages.

ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is using every contemporary mode of messaging to recruit fighters, intimidate enemies and promote its claim to have established a caliphate, a unified Muslim state run according to a strict interpretation of Islamic law. If its bigotry and beheadings seem to come from a distant century, its use of media is up to the moment.

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Remember when Rotherham Council took children away from Ukip-supporting foster parents?

Reminded: Rotherham Council took 3 East European children from Ukip foster parents because Ukip agst ‘active promotion of multiculturalism’.

Rotherham: the council leaders who presided over child abuse scandal

Via Miranda Devine's Twitter


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