Friday, November 16, 2018

Will Canada Step Up For Asia Bibi?

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

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Now that we know that the leaders of the UK are too cowardly to offer asylum to Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who was originally condemned to death on trumped up charges of blasphemy (against Islam), the question is-who will as mobs take over the streets in that hellhole of a country (Pakistan) howling for her death.

In the below article in the Toronto Sun, Candice Malcolm urges Canada to grant asylum to Bibi.

Personally, I doubt the government of the ever politically correct Justin Trudeau will incur the wreath of the Muslim mobs anywhere in the world. At the same time, I hope that our own government will step up and offer Bibi refuge.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nigel Farage Lets Angela Merkel Have it

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will think twice before she attends another European forum where Britain's Nigel Farage is present. In this video from Vlad Tepes, Farage gives Merkel an earful over her immigration policies and her call for a European army.

The EU is increasingly taking on the characteristics of the old Soviet Union. It wants to punish the UK for its decision to leave and it wants to punish Eastern European members for refusing to take in migrants from Africa and the Middle East. Now leaders like Merkel and Macron of France are talking about the need to defend themselves against Trump's America. What's next? Will we see EU tanks rumbling through the streets of Budapest and Prague as did Soviet tanks in 1956 and 1968?

Michael Avenatti

Hat tip Discover the Networks

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Michael Avenatti
"Heigh ho, heigh ho
It's off to jail I go"

While never taking pleasure in seeing a woman beaten up, there has to be a perverse pleasure in seeing the sudden crash and burn of publicity-seeking attorney Michael Avenatti. The man who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels and her accusations against Donald Trump and a woman named Julie Swetnick who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault now stands accused of beating up a woman. He has been arrested and charged in Los Angeles. Avenatti denies the charge.

This is a guy who only burst on the scene recently and has had already expressed interest in running for president (of the United States).

In addition, it was CNN and MSNBC, in their never-ending drive to destroy the Trump presidency, who had made this man into a rock star with his constant talking head appearances representing women who claimed to have been victimized by Trump and Kavanaugh respectively.

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"We have a situation."

Here is what Discover the Networks has to say about the background of Mr Avenatti.

It's called having your 15 minutes of fame.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sweden Is Still Rape Capital of Europe

Hat tip Fria Tider

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Sweden has a reputation as the rape capital of Europe to uphold. This week, three men, two from Somalia and one from Eritrea, added to the stats as they were arrested on charges of raping a young  woman in Stockholm. Translation of Fria Tider article by Fousesquawk.

Three Africans in custody for gang rape Björn's garden

Published November 12, 2018 at 10.27
DOMESTIC. There are two Somalis and an Eritrean man now in custody for rape against a woman in Björn's garden in Stockholm on Friday. They are also detained for robbery.

It was at midnight of Friday-to Saturday that a woman contacted police and told her that she had been raped in Björn's garden at Medborgarplatsen in Söder, Stockholm.
The event is classified as aggravated rape, and the victim is a 20-year-old woman.
Immediately after the incident, however, the police were able to arrest three perpetrators who are now in custody.
This concerns three African men who are 18, 20 and 29, respectively. They were detained on Sunday on probable cause suspected of aggravated rape and robbery.
According to information obtained by Fria Tider, one of them needs interpreting in Arabic and another in Somali.
Two of the men are citizens of Somalia and the third in Eritrea. It is therefore about newly arrived immigrants.
The district court's document indicates that the rape occurred over half an hour between 23.15-23.45 on Friday. The robbery must have taken place at the same time and in the same place as the rape.
All were arrested at 00.13 on Saturday, then minutes after the rape occurred. The prisoners  are in custody at Södermalm.
The men deny crimes.

Subsidized Bigamy in Mama Merkel's Paradise

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

"It's halal."

Bigamy in Germany is against the law. Unless you are a Muslim refugee living off the German taxpayers with your two wives and six children.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Is The EU the New Soviet Union?

Hat tip The New

Sure looks like it

Every day, the European Union is looking more and more authoritarian towards its member states.  Formed originally to supposedly prevent European nations from going to war ever again, the Brussels-based bureaucracy is resembling the old Soviet Union more and more.

It's not just that they micromanage things from the size of beer glasses and cucumbers. That's the least of the problems. The EU dictates policies to its member states that encroach upon their sovereignty and the rights of their respective citizens.

Nowhere is this more frightening than the  EU's efforts to crack down on free speech, specifically when it comes to Islam, the ideology that threatens to take over Europe if it is not halted. Now we have a EU resolution that calls for those who criticize Islam to be prosecuted.

This, of course, is right in line with the on-going efforts of the 56-member nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the UN's largest voting bloc, to get the UN to have all nations pass laws criminalizing criticism of Islam. Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met at least twice with the OIC behind closed doors in Washington and Istanbul to discuss this issue. We don't know what was said. Presumably, she explained to the despots of the OIC that we had something called the First Amendment in the US, but during that time, she publicly assured the world that her government would "shame" Islamophobes.

Meanwhile, the Dutch government has, in fact, prosecuted Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom party and a persistent critic of Islam and Muslim immigration, while the Austrian government convicted and fined activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for her comments about the Prophet Mohammad, a ruling just affirmed by something called the European Court of Human Rights (located in Strasbourg, France, would you believe? At least it wasn't in Moscow.)

Let's be specific here. There is no organized effort in Europe to enforce a one religion law that excludes all religions outside of Christianity. If anything, the continent has been drifting secular for decades. What is happening here is that they are trying to stifle any discussion of a very serious issue. Muslim radicals are on the march, starting wars, committing acts of terror worldwide, and trying to destroy other religions. Christians in the Middle East are the targets of genocide. Jews in Europe are being targeted for violence while Jewish students on US college campuses are being targeted for bullying if they express any pro-Israel beliefs. Meanwhile, Western mosques (not all) are reverberating with calls to violence by radical imams. These are grave issues that affect our safety, security and very existence. There is ample evidence in Islamic texts and teachings that would lead a reasonable person to believe that horrors we are seeing around the world are rooted in Islamic doctrine, which the terrorists and hate-filled imams themselves tell us.

If only we would listen to them.

The point is that we have every right to discuss these issues. We have every right to demand that our feckless leaders (with a few exceptions) take steps to protect us, by closing borders to certain immigrants when appropriate. What we do not have the right to do is attack Muslims on the streets or attack their places of worship. If hate speech is coming out of mosques, there should be a way to shut it down and deport foreign imams (and there are many) who are violating our principles and calling for hate and violence.

As for the EU, personally, I would like to see it collapse under its own weight if it refuses to reform and protect freedoms. It appears to have outlived its usefulness.

SJP Conference Looms Over UCLA

This article first appeared in Times of Israel.

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will be holding its national conference at UCLA from November 16-18. A few years ago (February 2011), SJP held its Western regional conference on the Westwood campus. That featured the anti-semitic Oakland imam, Amir Abdel Malik Ali, leading his audience in the "pledge of allegiance", which bore no resemblance to the one most of us recite here in the US. Ali's "pledge" swore to fight to the death on behalf of Islam, jihad, and all that charming stuff.

There is much opposition to this year's conference, as well there should be. SJP is anti-Jewish to its core. No matter that they have a few misguided misfits of Jewish background. They are all for the total destruction of the Jewish state of Israel.

Here is an op-ed that the feckless UCLA chancellor, Gene Block, has written in the LA Times regarding the conference.

With all due respect, Mr Block is full of it. For years, he has allowed Jewish students at UCLA to be bullied and intimidated by the likes of SJP, the Muslim Student Association, and other pro-Palestinian forces. He is hardly alone among UC chancellors. From UC San Diego to UC Berkeley and in-between, it's the same old story. For 20 years, I have seen it first-hand on the UC Irvine campus where I taught part-time from 1998-2016. In the past two years since I stopped teaching there, I have attended subsequent events where the bully-boy antics of the SJP have been on full display. Their tactics are simple: disrupt, bully and intimidate. They are a disgraceful and despicable organization.

And look who is headlining this year's freak show at UCLA. The keynote speaker is Chicago-based Palestinian activist, Hatem Abudayyeh. Here is what Discover the Networks has to say about Abudayyeh.

Abudayyeh was an outspoken supporter of Rasmieh Odeh, the Palestinian woman who was convicted of terrorism in Israel, hid that fact while immigrating to the US, and was finally deported after lengthy and costly legal proceedings. All the while, she appeared in front of the courthouse where she was being tried shouting into a bullhorn to her followers about how unjust America is. And this guy Abudayyeh was one of her biggest boosters.

Lovely fellow. Just what SJP wants to represent them. We should all draw the appropriate conclusions.

As Chancellor Block stated, SJP has the right to free speech. But make no mistake. From November 16-18, hate speech will be on display at UCLA. With the new outbreak of fighting between Israel and the Hamas regime in Gaza, no doubt the rhetoric at UCLA will get even more heated. The 2016 UC Statement of Principles Against Intolerance, which Block referenced, will be violated to the point of making it nothing more than a scrap of paper.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Asia Bibi Will Find No Refuge in UK

Hat tip Creeping Sharia

We have been reporting on the plight of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was imprisoned for 8 years for the "crime" of "blasphemy". Facing  death sentence, that country's high court overturned her conviction. Yet, Asia must remain in custody because all over Pakistan, mobs are in the streets demanding her death. Clearly, asylum is in order.

But it won't come from Britain. That country's feckless leaders are afraid of their own restive Muslim population, many of whom are of Pakistani origin.

I hope the US offers asylum to Bibi. And if the Pakistanis don't like it, they can go to hell. Any retaliation by the local mobs (or government mobs), as happened in Iran and also in Islamabad during that same era should be met with a suspension of relations.

Anti-Semitism in Britain's Labour Party

Is this news? In the UK, there is a probe into allegations of anti-semitism within Britain's Labour Party.

Hardly surprising since Labour's leader, an odious character named Jeremy Corbyn, is well known as an anti-semite.

Vlad Tepes Interview With Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

Just recently, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg affirmed the Austrian conviction of Austrian activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for speaking disparagingly of the Prophet Mohammad. Days later, she was interviewed by the Vlad Tepes blog. If you care about the future of freedom of speech, I urge you to watch this interview.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

"Sweden Is Our Land"

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

That is what Richard Jomshof of the Sweden Democrats told the Swedish Parliament this week.  He warned that the threats from the EU, liberal Swedish politicians, and uncontrolled migration are threatening to make Swedes a minority in their own country.

MPAC Conference Bombs in Long Beach

On Saturday, the Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held their annual conference in Long Beach. Below is a description from someone (I won't tell who) who was there. (I have deleted first names.)

"Dear Ones,

(Deleted) and I attended one of the panel discussions at the MPAC Convention in Long Beach.  We were underwhelmed.  There were maybe 75 people with seating and multiple projection screens for several hundred. The panel discussed the trade-off between engagement and resistance for Muslims to gain acceptance in America.  The bottom line was that Muslims should seek out alliances with any wiling minority group because of their commonality with Muslims. (Deleted) wanted to ask if or why they would align with the LGBTQ movement, but of course the panel ran out of time before questions could be asked.  The tenor of the discussion and the composition of the panel was so vanilla, the whole discussion could have easily been about how Methodists could make friends in their own neighborhoods. No beards, no hijabs.

(Deleted) did a yeoman’s job of designing, printing, and delivering the attached brochure hand-out.  (Deleted) and I managed to place some in the restrooms, on seats in the conference room, and on car windshields.  (Deleted) might want to add this brochure to his CJC website.  I had hoped that the voters would turn away more of the Muslim candidates in the midterms, but their showing was impressive (scary) for their small numbers.

Still, the only way Muslims can gain acceptance in the U.S. continues to be through denying and distancing themselves from the central tenets of their ideology – intolerance of non-Muslims, perpetual “jihad” to advance Islam, and shameless deceit." 

Antifa Disrupts Kristallnacht Commemoration in Copenhagen

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

This week marked the 80th anniversary of Reichskristallnacht (Night of the broken glass) when Nazi thugs broke into Jewish homes and shops, dragging Jews out into the streets and off to jail.

In Copenhagen, of all places, Antifa thugs disrupted a public commemoration of the event.

Keep in mind that this happened in Denmark, a  country traditionally known for its hospitality and tolerance. During the German occupation in World War II, the Danes saved almost all of their Jews by smuggling them into Sweden. King Christian himself rode on horseback through the streets of Copenhagen wearing a Jewish star to protest the Nazi policies towards the Jews.

They would not recognize this place today.

We have Antifa in the US as well. Their tactics and their sympathies are the same as their counterparts in Europe. They find support in the Democrat party something that seems to be lost on many of our voters.

The Cost of Sanctuary Cities/States: Three Dead

How many times have we heard of these horror stories; illegal alien criminals who, instead of being turned over to ICE, were turned loose on the streets once the sanctuary cites were done with them in the courts? Now we have a Mexican national, turned loose in New Jersey, who promptly went to Missouri and is now charged with three murders.

The body count continues to rise, and yet, the Democrat leaders of these cities and states proudly proclaim that they will continue to be sanctuaries for "undocumented" immigrants, no matter how many crimes they commit. In California, we have just replaced one sanctuary governor (Jerry Brown) with another (Gavin Newsome).There is no end in sight until our Congress and Justice Department intervene and make these actions into prosecutable crimes. Federal law trumps state law every time when there is any conflict, and those who obstruct federal law should be prosecuted.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Italy: Matteo Salvini on the Security and Immigration Decree

Hat tip Vlad Tepes and Gates of Vienna

This week, Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini gave a press conference on the effects of the newly enacted decree on security and immigration. The below video, which contains excerpts, was translated by Fousesquawk and sub-titled by Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes.

I don't mean to engage in hyperbole, but to me, Salvini is a hero, a man of action, who is trying to save Italy from being overrun and destroyed by an invasion-not immigration-but invasion. He has incurred the wrath of the EU and other Western Leaders like Emmanuel Macron of France. No matter. Salvini's responsibility is to Italy. By leading the way, along with leaders from Austria and the Eastern European members of the EU, they may just save Europe.

Vlad Tepes on Asia Bibi

The above video was personally made by Vlad Tepes (blog) and contains his commentary on the plight of Asia Bibi, who Christian woman who was imprisoned for "blasphemy" for years in Pakistan under the threat of the death penalty. That country's highest court has reversed her conviction, but all across Pakistan, the mobs are screaming for her head. If ever a case called out- cried out- for asylum, it is the case of Asia Bibi. If ever a case cried out for why Islam has no place in the West, it is this case.

Radicalism? What Radicalism?

Hat tip Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes

"Mafia? There's no such thing as the Mafia. I'm just a simple cheese salesman."

In this Dutch TV program, three members of the Dutch Salafists community are asked pointed questions about the connection between Salafism, a strain of Islam highly problematical in Europe today, and violence/terror/extremism. The Salafist representatives basically deny everything.

Vigil for Jewish Victims of Islamic Terror Shouted Down by London Muslims

Hat tip The United West

A few days ago, a  group of Jews gathered in London's Speakers' Corner to hold a vigil for Jews massacred over the ages by Islamic terror  The result was predictable. Muslims gathered around and disrupted the event to the point it had to be cut short for everyone's safety. At one point, the mob was chanting, the old Jew-killing refrain, "Khaybar, Khaybar o Yahud-The armies of Mohammad are coming".

Friday, November 9, 2018

Terror Attack in Melbourne

A Somali immigrant went jihad in Melbourne today. He managed to murder one person before being killed by police.
"Hassain Khalif Shire Ali, 30, got out of a pickup vehicle, which then caught fire, and stabbed three men, one of whom died at the scene on Friday. The attack horrified hundreds of onlookers during the afternoon rush hour in Australia's second-biggest city."

It could have been much worse. But as it is, one Australian has died on the altar of the insane immigration policies of our leaders. This is not to say that all immigrants are would be killers or that all Somalis are would be killers, but when the risk factor is so glaringly obvious, why take the risk?

A reminder: Somalia is on the list of President Trump's immigration ban. With good reason.

Les Wong in Retirement and Rabab Abdulhadi's "Victimhood"

Hat tip Campus Watch and Middle East Forum

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Les Wong- the enabler

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Rabab Abdulhadi -the "victim"

With the pending retirement of San Francisco State University President Les Wong, don't expect the campus to recover some sense of sanity. After all, this is San Francisco State were are talking about.  The "talent pool" within academia to replace Wong is loaded with free agent prospects, to borrow a baseball term. In addition, Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, every employer's worst nightmare. is still around.

It must be pointed out that for several years, Wong was Abdulhadi's protector and enabler. He openly expressed his support for the odious General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) even when they brought shame to his school with their murderous posters and the then-head of GUPS brandishing a knife on video and expressing his desire to kill Israeli soldiers.

Even when Abdulhadi flew off to the Holy Land with funds approved to attend a conference in Lebanon that never materialized and instead met with a collection of bad hombres in the region, Wong stood by his gal.

Then things went wrong though it is unclear to this writer how and where Wong decided that a line had been crossed. After years of ignoring the bullying and intimidation of Jewish students by the GUPS brown shirts and years of ignoring letters of complaint by Jewish organizations like the Amcha Initiative, Wong  finally decided earlier this year that he had to issue a statement to the effect that Jewish students with Zionist (pro-Israel) sympathies were, indeed, welcome at SFSU-contrary to anti-semitic posters that appeared on campus. That didn't sit well with Abdulhadi, who publicly wrote that Wong was attacking Muslims and pro-Palestinian "freedom fighters" on campus, only further inflaming the issue. She donned the victim's robes. Even  the feckless California State University Chancellor Timothy White was drawn in promising "firm" action against the renegade professor. Whatever that firm action was is lost on me.

The problem with Abdulhadi is that she cannot take criticism. She loves to inflame feelings against those who disagree with her Palestinian sympathies. (She is Palestinian, herself.) When others take her to task, she acts like the victim. She cannot engage in the marketplace of ideas with those who oppose her. In May 2015, when she and a couple of her GUPS protegees were scheduled to appear at UC Irvine as part of the annual "Israel Apartheid" week of events, she and her flunkies mysteriously failed to materialize on stage when the Muslim Student Union failed to prevent me from videotaping. (They had to have been there somewhere because there were two microphones and three empty chairs on stage that were never filled.) There never was an announcement that Abdulhadi had had to cancel. Instead, after 30 minutes of wrangling with a university official about me, they brought on a Skype conversation with some nondescript Palestinian guy in Washington DC).

So in my book, Abdulhadi is a coward. And I'm not writing behind her back because I sent her an email after her "no-show". Naturally, she never responded.

Abdulhadi, just like UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian and so many other agitators infesting the various Middle East Studies departments around the country, are part of the degeneration of what passes for higher education these days. They add nothing to scholarship; all they do is spread propaganda on behalf of the dysfunctional Arab world and the Muslim world, as well as propaganda against Western Civilization, America and Israel. They have had a major-MAJOR- influence in spreading anti-semitism on our campuses. A large part of their funding comes from that evil place called Saudi Arabia. That alone should tell you all you need to know.

As for Wong, he will not be missed. His belated message this year that Zionists were welcome at SFSU-whatever that meant- is too little too late. He was a weak administrator who allowed his campus for years to be a place of intimidation for Jewish students while allowing Abdulhadi and her GUPS pals free rein. It is beyond debate that Abdulhadi dragged Wong's reputation into the ground. This is not to excuse Wong. He allowed her to do it. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

California's Mock Election

This article first appeared in New English Review.

"Blue wave"

On a national level, the anticipated "blue wave" was what Mark Levin termed today a blue tinkle. True, the Democrats captured the House of Representatives, but the Republicans increased their edge in the Senate. Florida and Georgia appear to have averted catastrophes in their governorships.  At CNN, the mood was blue, no pun intended. CNN pundit Van Jones called the results "sad".

Out here in California, we went through the motions of having an election. Here is how it went. Democrat Lt Governor Gavin Newsome was elected governor over Republican John Cox. That was hardly a surprise. The playboy ex husband of Kimberley Guilfoyle, who many of you might know from Fox News, is an empty suit liberal who basically mouths empty platitudes.  He will continue the senseless policies of "Rundown" Jerry Brown, who will retire for the next 30 years until he returns for his third term at the age of 115.

The race for Lt. Governor was between two nameless Democrats, one of whom won and the other lost. You can look up the names if you wish.

Ditto for Dianne Feinstein, who will now serve into her 90s presumably after defeating another Democrat.

Who says we don't have choices in California?

Down in Southern California, 30-year incumbent Congressman Dana Rohrbacher (R) has apparently been defeated in a close election. Not that many Republicans cared since nobody seems to know what Rohrbacher stands for anymore. One close race I was paying attention to was our own Congressional district (45th) where incumbent Mimi Walters (R) appears to have defeated liberal UC Irvine law professor and Elizabeth Warren protegee, Katie Porter. And who is Katie Porter, you ask? You don't wanna know. But if  you know anything about the UCI Law School, founded by liberal attorney Erwin Chemerinsky, now at UC Berkeley, you know all you need to know about Porter. The UCI law school is a breeding ground for leftist social activists. I am gratified that Porter can return to her classroom and churn out more social warriors rather than vote for bad laws on a national level.

Farther down in San Diego, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R), who is under indictment, was re-elected, probably because he was running against some 29 year-old guy whose Palestinian grandfather was reportedly involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre.


We also had a number of propositions to vote on, most of which I left blank. One "notable" measure had to do with changing daylight savings time. I left that one blank.  Proposition 6 was scandalously mislabeled by the powers that be in Sacramento. It had to do with repealing the latest gas tax hike, but that was left off the ballot. Instead the voters had to decide whether to deny funding for repairing roads, bridges and other worthy causes. Naturally, the largely uninformed voters rejected it.

So nothing changes in the sanctuary state. For Van Jones, he might consider moving out here. It might cure his depression.

Sweden: Two Afghans Accused of Rape

Hat tip Fria Tider

Here is yet another Afghan "success story" from Sweden, the rape capital of Europe. Two young men, apparently both Afghans, are charged with raping and threatening to kill a 15-year-old girl in Stockholm. Translation from the Swedish by Fousesquawk.

Attack supposedly occurred by the Central Bridge in Stockholm

Afghans Rape 25-year-old girl- threatened to kill her

Interior: Two immigrants are charged with aggravated rape of a 15-year-old girl under the Central Bridge in Stockholm earlier this year. The prosecutor is also instituting deportation proceedings against the men, who require a Dari (language) interpreter.

It was on September 2, 2018 under an onramp to the Central Bridge between Stadhusbrun and Klarabergsviadukten in Stockholm that a 15-year-old girl is believed to have been raped by two immigrants.

The one suspect is believed to be born in 2001 and is a citizen of Afghanistan. The other has an unknown age and information as to his citizenship is missing. Both, however, require interpreters in Dari.

Regarding the other person's age, the prosecutor has requested assessment by the National Medical Board though "bone image analysis according to the district court decision on body inspection."

According to the complaint, which Fria Tider has obtained, the men even threatened to kill or injure the girl.

The elements (of the crime) should be considered aggravated in view of (the victim's) age and because more than one person attacked (the victim), according to the complaint. The prosecutor, who in turn, calls it an outrageous rape, also points out that the abuse was carried out in an exposed, water-borne and urban space characterized by concrete and traffic routes from which the plaintiff could hardly escape and that the girl hyper-ventilated, cried and was shaking.

The prosecutor also demands expulsion from Sweden for life and that the two immigrants be completely forbidden to return here.

"It is important that at least two interpreters in Dari be on  hand and be posted immediately with regard to the current lack of interpretation", is stated in the district court document.

The accused acknowledge parts of the course of events but deny any crimes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Geert Wilders Speaks on Freedom of Expression

Hat tip Gates of Vienna

Yesterday, Dutch leader of the Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, spoke in the Dutch Parliament in reaction to the decision of the European Court affirming the conviction-in Austria- of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for making critical statements about the Islamic prophet Mohammad.

Dennis Prager's Article on Left Wing Jews

Hat tip World Net Daily and The Israel Group

I am cross-posting Dennis Prager's article on left-wing Jews and their opposition to Israel. It is well worth the read.

Over the years at UC Irvine, I have heard many of these Jewish enemies of Israel speak on behalf of the Palestinian cause. This includes, Judith Butler, Norman Finklestein, Jeff Halper, Hedy Epstein,  Miko Peled, Anna Balzer, Gabriel Piterberg, David Theo Goldberg and others. They stand shoulder to shoulder with those who would wipe Israel off the face of the map (if they could). Many support the BDS movement, which is not designed to force Israel to make reforms, rather to destroy the Jewish state.

As an activist crying out over campus anti-semitism at UCI, I had to face the active opposition and/or indifference of Jewish organizations like Hillel, the Jewish Federation of Orange County, and the Anti-Defamation League, all of whom pretended that there was no problem of anti-semitism on our campus. I have gone to inter-faith events and seen the leaders of these organizations blame all of anti-semitism on President Trump and his voters while ignoring Islamic anti-semitism. The most notable such event was at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach in January 2017.

I have seen first hand how many heads of universities, themselves Jewish, refused to protect their Jewish students from the bullying and intimidation coming from the pro-Palestinian forces on campus.

It is all frustrating, and I don't understand it.

Monday, November 5, 2018

George Soros and Mastercard

-Gates of Vienna

The below article is running in today's Il Giornale, which is translated by Fousesquawk. It charges that George Soros is financing pre-paid Mastercards for migrants entering Europe.

Prepaid cards for migrants: 
Soros pays. UN and EU Give Blessing

It's called Humanity Ventures , and it is the partnership signed in January 2017 in Davos between financier George Soros and Mastercard , based on the mogul's promise to allocate $ 500 million to migrants in Europe. As stated on the Mastercard website , the project aims to "catalyze and accelerate the economic and social development of vulnerable communities around the world, in particular refugees and migrants".
From words to facts, because Humanity Ventures is now a reality. According to the Slovenian website Nova24 , which cites internal sources of the Croatian police, the migrants crossing the Balkans would be distributed prepaid cards: "The illegal migrants that we send home, in a few days, reappear to try and return to Croatia . Some are very poor, but most of them are well equipped, with new shoes and clothes, sophisticated and latest generation smartphones, even weapons. And they all come with a Mastercard without a name but with the word Unhcr and a number stamped. What we do not (know) is from which account is withdrawn money from ATMs. "

Soros and Mastercard 

If at the moment the role of the European Union and especially of the United Nations is not clear at all, there is less doubt about the involvement of Mastercard which announced on its official website the launch of the project in collaboration with the founder of the Open Society Foundations : " billions of dollars in humanitarian and development assistance every year - says the official note - millions of people remain marginalized. Mastercard and George Soros believe that the capabilities of the private sector, together with long-term strategic investments, can stimulate development and transform life for the less well off. "Humanity Ventures is destined to be profitable so as to stimulate the involvement of other entrepreneurs, "said Soros. 
In another official note dated June 2016 , the colossus confirms its commitment on this front: "By exploiting our technologies and products such as MasterCard Aid Network and Prepaid, Mastercard collaborates with partners to provide essential services in the most critical moments of the life of the refugees. To date, Mastercard Aid and Prepaid cards have been used in humanitarian missions in Africa, Asia and Europe - in countries such as Turkey, Kenya, Yemen, Nepal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Niger, the Philippines and Greece - and are available to support thousands of beneficiaries. "

Prepaid cards given to migrants

In an interview with Forbes last year, Tara Nathan , executive vice president of Mastercard, explained how the company has collaborated with organizations around the world in supporting migrants: "By creating an offline payment platform and 'offering prepaid cards, digital financial identification and point of sale systems for local merchants, we essentially created a digital version of the paper voucher ,' commented Nathan.
The news leaked by the Croatian police in these hours is confirmed by that interview, which cites the partnership of Mastercard with Mercy Corps , another important "philanthropic" organization based in the USA which, explains the vice-president of Mastercard, "has allowed the distribution of prepaid cards to refugees throughout Greece and Serbia "  in the first program of the region to exploit a cashless payment system for those seeking security in Europe. The model - observes Nathan - allows refugees to buy goods more efficiently without spending too much ". 
All this for what purpose? As Soros himself explained , Humanity Ventures is destined to be a profitable business ...