Friday, January 31, 2020

Meanwhile Back in the Swamp (European Parliament)

Hat tip Rhenman of Sweden

Guy Verhofstadt

Great video clip posted on Twitter yesterday of European Parliament member Guy Verhofstadt (Belgium) railing about the need for EU member countries to surrender more sovereignty to the EU. Verhofstadt is absolutely one of the worst hacks in the European Parliament. That is why Nigel Farage stated in his farewell address, "No more Guy Verhofstadt".

* The Swedish comment by Rhenman reads, "Click for vibes by Hitler.All or Swedish fluster-cluck want to continue in the EU except an unknown number of Sweden Democrats who silently clench their fists in their pockets."

Geert Wilders Congratulates Brexit-Calls for Nexit

Hat tip Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes. Translation by C.

Here is Dutch politician Geert Wilders congratulating Britain on Brexit and calling for a Nexit (Netherlands Exit).

Nigel Farage's Farewell Address to EU

On Wednesday, Nigel Farage spoke for the last time before the European Parliament. Like so many of his talks at the Parliament, it was memorable. They waved British flags, his mic was cut off, so he and his followers marched out of the chamber. Classic.

"The President Isn't Above the Law"

What law?

As the impeachment trial winds down today, the Dems are pulling out all the stops trying to prolong the process. First, the NY Times comes out with a new "revelation" that Trump gave John Bolton some sort of instructions to pressure Ukraine, blah, blah blah (according to the manuscript that we have not yet seen). Naturally, CNN is all over it. We have three more hours before some other blockbuster leak hits the airwaves trying to get a couple of Republican senators to vote for witnesses and documents. That is the theme of the arguments from the House managers today. Acquittal, if a vote happens today, is a foregone conclusion.

And as every day, the House managers keep insisting that the President should not be above the law.

The problem is that they have not charged him with any crimes in their articles of impeachment. Indeed, they are arguing against Alan Dershowitz that an actual crime isn't necessary to impeach.

The articles are: Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

First of all, there is no crime on our law books for abuse of power. That is because it is too broad, too general, and too vague. Virtually every president within memory has been accused of abuse of power by his political enemies. So clearly, on this count, there is no law charged for the President to be above.

Then there is obstruction of Congress. Wow. That means that in our co-equal branches of government, anything the executive branch does in opposition to a Congress controlled by the other party can be called obstruction. Obstruction of justice is a crime. Obstruction of Congress is not. For the President to go to the courts to fight subpoenas by Congress is his legal right.

So I wish the House managers and their cheerleaders in the media would stop throwing that claim around that Trump isn't above the law. Of course he is not, but the articles of impeachment do not contain any laws that have allegedly been broken.

What to Expect Today

Sometime this afternoon, two things are expected to happen. First, Britain officially leaves the EU. Second, the Senate will vote not to hear witnesses and will vote to acquit President Trump.

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (R) has just announced she will vote "no" on the question of witnesses. With Mitt Romney and Susan Collins expected to vote 'yes", that would give the Republicans a 51-49 majority.

Of course, the Brexit vote has long been in the books, and finally, the British people will have their way. That is set to take effect at 3 pm, PST-jsu about the time the impeachment trial ends.

*Update: Oh wait! What's this?

"The resolution may set up a process that would allow senators to speak about their views on the floor in an open session. Senators who have not spoken on the floor for days are eager to get a chance to speak."

That's all we need. Now we need to listen to 100 senators pontificate.

A Real Impeachable Offense-in the Netherlands

Hat tip Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes. Translation by C.

Today, as CNN breathlessy reports another revelation from the New York Times-just as the Senate votes not to hear witnesses and to acquit President Trump in this farce of an impeachment- we learn of a real scandal in the Netherlands. In this video from the Dutch Parliament, Geert Wilders excoriates Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus (rhymes with crapper house).  Wilders charges that cell phones were discovered in refugee centers with child porn and torture videos, in January 2017, and that the inspector was silenced due to upcoming elections in March 2017. Note Grapperhaus' weak response to the allegation. (I am not sure when this report actually surfaced.)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Who Is the Biggest Party in the Netherlands?

Hat tip NOS.NL and Ben

Thierry Baudet

There is encouraging news out of the Netherlands. The center-right Forum for Democracy (FvD) party, under Thierry Baudet, is now the largest party in the country. They are opposed to mass migration into the country, and Baudet is a rising star. The below article was translated by Fousesquawk.

Forum for Democracy Party Has Most Members

Forum for Democracy is the political party with the highest number of members according to numbers from the Documentation Center for Dutch Political Parties (DNPP), which publishes the numbers annually. The is the first time that FvD has the most members of all the parties. In total there are 42,794, which is over 3,000 more than the CDA.

Gerrit Voerman from the DNPP  calls it a unique development, because the party of Thierry Baudet has been in existence for just three years. Last year, 12,000 members joined Forum. In March, the party won the elections in the provincial states, but there was also an internal fight which led to a split in the First Chamber (Senate) under the leadership of co-founder Henk Otten. In December, Baudet claimed that (FvD) was the largest party in the Netherlands.

In recent years, Forum has put strong effort in the recruitment of new members. Thus, at the end of last year, the party launched " FvD Switch Weeks", in which mostly VVD members  were called on to switch to the Baudet party. "The number of members is important for Forum because of the charisma of the party, they can now say they are the largest party," says political commentator Xander van der Wulp. "It is really an achievement that they have collected the members in such a short time, as the number with other parties is falling."

More members also ensures a higher government subsidy. The subsidy consists of a general share, that is for all parties, and a special share. The largest proportion of the special share (80%) is based on the number of Parliamentary seats, the other 20% on the number of members. 

The second party is the PvdA with more than 41,000 members, followed by the CDA with 39,000. Last year the two parties lost members, in which they were outdistanced by Forum. The number of members for the CDA went down more than 9% and the PvdA 3%. The most withdrawals were with the SP, the party lost 12% of its members. The VVD, the biggest party in the Second Chamber (Lower House), is in 9th place.

Other parties that grew are the Party for Animals and Green-Left. The Christian Union and Denk remain stable. In total there are more than 300,000 people who are members of a political party represented in the Second Chamber.

Once Upon a Time in Gay Paree

Hat tip RAIR Foundation, Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes. Translation by Miss Piggy

According to Vlad Tepes, this story involves a young American girl visiting Paris who doesn't speak French. There is additional information coming out on this incident, but the video pretty much speaks for itself.

*Update: Gates of Vienna has more on this.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Adam Schiff Doesn't Know (the Whistle Blower)

Hat tip Breitbart

"Whistle blower? Don't know who the hell he is."

"Chuck Schumer? Never heard of him."

We had another gem from Adam Schiff today during the question and answer session in the impeachment hearings. Schiff again (for the umpteenth time) denied that he knew the identity of the infamous "whistle blower". He also denied that his staff worked with the whistle blower.

Hell, even I know the name of the whistle blower. His name is E......, Oh I forgot. It's supposed to be a secret. But his initials are EC.

The "Threat Letter" to John Bolton

CNN and the Huffington Post are breathlessly reporting today that John Bolton's representatives have received a "threat letter" from the White House(National Security Council)  instructing Bolton not to publish his book.

The letter itself was included in the Huffington Post article and also linked in the CNN article. They should have known better than to call it a "threat letter". Here is the letter. See if you can find the threat.

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What Bolton is going through with the government is what any government employee could expect. Let me give you another example. As a retired DEA agent, if I wanted to write a book about my career-as several federal agents have done- I would have to submit the manuscript to DEA for review before it could be published. That is because I might put in information of a sensitive nature as to operational tactics, classified information, sensitive case information, or names of agents, informants, foreign officials, or others whose lives could be put at risk.

Imagine what the potential would be for a former White House national security advisor. And that's before you even get into the question of executive privilege.

The letter is entirely reasonable and shows a willingness on the part of the White House to work with Bolton to take out the problematic portions. And yes, that would reasonably include any conversation Bolton had with Trump on the Ukrainian issue, which I think is clearly  privileged information. I see no threatening language in the letter.

For CNN, the Huffington Post or any other news organization to publish headlines calling it a "threat letter" once again points to the dishonesty of the media.

A New Islamic Party in Sweden?

Hat tip Ullis News and Rair Foundation. Translation by Kronans Martell

The below Swedish news video reports that efforts are under way in that country to establish new political party, Nyans or Nuance, which would be centered on the interests of the Islamic community. As you will see, there are concerns about possible links to radical Islamic parties in Turkey.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"All of Sweden Is a Ghetto"

Hat tip Fria Tider. Translation by Fousesquawk.

The below article reports on a debate on Swedish Television today between Sweden Democrat  leader Jimmie Åkesson and the Minister of Justice and Migration Morgon Johansson. The topic was immigration.

Åkesson: "All of  Sweden Is a Ghetto"

Published 28 January, 2020 at 23:10

Domestic: There are not only "vulnerable areas" in certain places in Sweden. The whole country is such an area, says Swedish Democrat (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson on SVT (Swedish Television) Aktuellt on Tuesday evening.

On Tuesday evening, Justice and Migration Minister Morgon Johansson (S) and Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmy  Åkesson (SD) met in a debate on SVT Aktuellt 21.

The topic was so called quota refugees.

Johansson wants Sweden to continue filling the country with thousands of people from the third world. Sweden accepts about 5,000 quota refugees every year, mostly from Africa and the Middle East.

Åkesson was of the opposing view.

"Sweden is full," he explained.

Morgon Johansson believes that Jimmie Åkesson lacks empathy because he doesn't want quota refugees. We are talking about the "most vulnerable" people imaginable, he argued. The minister went so far as to suggest that the  SD leader is racist and really doesn't want people from countries that don't look like typical Swedes.

"Don't talk to me about compassion. You chose to prioritize 9,000 adult Afghan men without asylum. Year after year, you prioritize people who should not be here. Where is the compassion for the elders who can not get access to the welfare they are entitled to? Where is the compassion for all who cannot get the care they need? People are dying in health care queues today in Sweden, and you want to bring even more to come here and participate in welfare? There isn't any room for that," answered Åkesson. 

Johansson made a weak effort  coming back as anxious and unsure.  He trembled with his words.

."My opinion is that all of Sweden is a vulnerable area, the SD leader maintained. That statement made Annika Strandhäll (S) go through the roof. Sweden is the best country in the world. That is a fact she believes.

"Åkesson  stands there in Aktuellt and says that all of Sweden is a vulnerable area  today. He should get a counter-question. Thus, Sweden is the land that has the highest reputation in the world. When will the black-painting  SD and right-wing movements devote themselves to meeting factual examination," Strandhäll writes on Twitter.

Prince Charles the Idiot

Charles of Arabia

Since Benny Hill passed away, I suppose the funniest man in Britain is now Prince Charles-with all due respect to George Galloway. Every time Charles pops his head up, he demonstrates his total idiocy. I give him kudos for last week's visit to Israel  to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem. But, of course, we knew that Charles was going to offset it with his customary tribute to the Islamic world and Iran. The Washington Examiner has his latest inanities.

There are those who suspect that Charles is secretly a Muslim. I won't go there. I don't really care-just as I don't care about his Diana-Camilla soap opera. To me, this guy is the product of too many centuries of royal inbreeding. I respect Queen Elisabeth, but her two sons (Charles and Andrew) have done nothing to enhance the prestige of Britain's Royal Family. In fact, I hope Elisabeth lives to be 150 just so we won't have to see a  King Charles stumbling across the world stage. That would be the final cap on a country that is sliding into the abyss.

As an example of royal intermarriage, I am going to post three photos of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King George V of Britain, and Czar Nicholas II of Russia.

Notice the resemblance? You should because they were cousins. Keep in mind that Wilhelm was fighting against Nicholas and George during World War I! That was a war that sensible heads of state would not  have stumbled into. (We'll give George a pass since Britain was and is a constitutional monarchy with prime ministers.) Scientists will tell you that intermarriage tends to produce idiots. (And we are supposed to trust the science, right?)

A lid for every pot.

Even while doing the right thing in Israel, Charles couldn't keep from stumbling over his own clown shoes. At a reception ceremony. he walked right past Vice President Pence and refused to shake hands with him. The explanation was that he had just spent several minutes with him chatting backstage. Yet, even Charles, a veteran of thousands of ceremonies, knew that this is when the flashbulbs would be popping. If you fail to take that one outstretched hand, it would be seen around the world. Maybe it was just his clumsiness, but at a moment like that, you  make sure you don't snub anybody- unless you mean to.

What Charles the Idiot fails to grasp is that radical Muslims, jihadists, and Iranian mullahs are not touched when gullible non-Muslims prostrate themselves and ask for peace. They are only emboldened when they see weakness. Oh, some will play along, but the final goal is conquest over, and submission on the part of the infidel. For them, Charles is a useful idiot   infidel. They know that he is an empty suit, a  goodwill ambassador who spends his time on a feather pillow and attending ceremonies wearing fancy uniforms with fancy medals that mean nothing. Charles, for his part, cannot even see what his much-exalted Islam is doing to his own country. Does he have no clue about the radical mosques, Anjem Choudary, and the Pakistani sexual groomers?

I don't want to belittle the Royal Family as a British institution. If it means something to the British people, fine and dandy. They have had monarchs who conducted themselves with dignity and grace. Some have not. Queen Elisabeth has. Prince Charles has conducted himself like a Charlie Chaplin character, Mr Bean in a uniform. We don't need his pronouncements on serious issues. The best thing he could do is stay in his castle and tend to his garden.

Monday, January 27, 2020

German Foreign Minister Tackles Anti-Semitism (Sort of)

Hat tip Algemeiner

Heiko Maas, who is the foreign minister of Germany, has written an op-ed in the German weekly, Der Spiegel, expressing fears that Jews will leave Germany due to rising anti-Semitism.

"The plan calls for creating a network of “commissioners” appointed by the member states to combat antisemitism and secure Jewish sites, fighting online hate speech by legal means, making Holocaust denial a crime and forming a global task force to fight it, and increasing Holocaust education in EU member states."

Is that all? While I have no arguments against the measures mentioned (with the possible exception of making Holocaust denial a EU-wide crime-which I believe it still is in Germany), Haas has seemingly ignored the most important factor which has led to the dramatic increase in anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe; a dramatic increase in Muslim immigration since 2015. Most of the physical attacks against Jews and synagogues in Europe have been perpetrated by Muslims. Aside from the attacks on Christian churches, robberies, rapes, violent crimes, and outright acts of terrorism, Jews have been a particular target of young Muslim men who have recently arrived as migrants, refugees, or asylum-seekers.

Not one word was said in Maas's op-ed as to whom the perpetrators of anti-Semitic acts are. They might as well be ghosts.

Moreover, while Haas and other German officials wring their hands over what is happening to European Jews, the German government continues its policy of bringing in more and more people, many of whom will become the perpetrators. The problem and the risk are increasing every day that this insane policy-led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel- continues.

All Germans, Christians and Jews, are under threat from this wave of Muslim immigration into Europe, an invasion to be more accurate. Not all the immigrants fit into this category to be fair. But the explosion in anti-Semitic acts and other violent crimes corresponds directly with the "refugee" explosion since 2015. Most of the people coming are young, unaccompanied men. That should have set up red flags right there. Apparently, it still hasn't sunk in.

It is encouraging that German officials express concern over the problems being faced by their Jewish citizens. But after all those words, Maas continues to leave out any mention of  who is responsible for the anti-Semitism. Thus, he said nothing.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

SJP Conference at University of Michigan

This weekend, Students for Justice in Palestine was scheduled to hold its Midwest conference at the University of Michigan. Given SJP's track record of bullying, disruption and intimidation against pro-Israel Jewish students and their own campus events, and the fact that one of their co-founders, UC Berkeley Hatem Bazian, who has a long history of Jew-baiting, several Jewish groups have written to the University of Michigan to express their concerns.

Here is how the University of MIchigan campus newspaper, the Michigan Daily, is reporting it.

At this point, I don't know how things turned out. While I support free speech, I think the event should be closely monitored by university officials as to any hate speech that might occur. I also support any lawful protest that might be held, and I think that given recent events at UMich, the feds might want to take a look as to whether federal funds should be given to this university in light of the President's recent executive order addressing campus anti-Semitism.

Kobe Bryant

Out here in Southern California, this area is reeling from today's news that basketball superstar Kobe Bryant was killed with 4 others in a  helicopter crash in Calabasas, outside LA. I was at the gym on the treadmill watching Fox News when they broke in with the news. CNN was also on but was still covering the impeachment issue. About 20 minutes later, CNN reported the crash without mentioning Bryant. They showed a press conference, which was apparently pre-recorded. After about 5 minutes, CNN broke back in with the news that Bryant was on board.

I know that this news is breaking around the world now, but keep in mind this is being really felt in the LA area, where Bryant played. His residence was in Newport Beach, and Bryant used a private helicopter often to travel to the Staples Center.

What we are all wondering as I write is whether any of his family members were on board. He has a wife and four young daughters, the oldest 13.

Bryant was an interesting person beyond his basketball skills. His father, Joe Bryant, played in the NBA and later in Italy, where Kobe spent some years growing up and learning Italian.

Details are still coming in, but this is definitely tragic news. Kobe Bryant was 41.

*Update: I was hoping against hope that none of Bryant's children were on board, but we  now know that his oldest daughter, Gianna, was one of the victims. She was 13 and was active in basketball. I cannot imagine the grief that Bryant's wife, Vanessa, is going through. The other victims included another young basketball player, I presume along Gianna's age, her father, and the pilot. And now the death toll of the crash has risen from 5 to 9.

This afternoon, I went to church, and it just so happened that the service at this time was in Spanish (which I understand). The pastor, who is actually Vietnamese but speaks Spanish perfectly, was so overcome he could hardly get through his sermon.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Germany: Cops Use "Overwhelming Force" in Antifa Demonstration

Hat tip RAIR Foundation, Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes. Translation by Miss Piggy.

-"Hey Hans! What the hell is going on down there on the square?"

-"Just the usual Muppet Show."

Munich's Marienplatz has not seen such a theater of the absurd since 1923 when Hitler led his mob through the square on their way to a rendezvous with destiny during their ill-fated Putsch attempt.

This week, Antifa held a demonstration on the famous square in front of the old Rathaus with banners proclaiming that the Right was not allowed in the city. (I didn't know Antifa had taken over the city reins.) An elderly disabled woman was offended and grabbed a poster out of the hands of one of the poor little Antifa boys. That's when the Polizei swooped in, and the next thing you know, about 6 of them were dragging the old lady off to who knows where-probably Munich's notorious Stadelheim prison.

In the below video, you can see the unfortunate woman being dragged away as another lady (who fled Communist Czechoslovakia) laments the present state of today's Germany.

CAIR's Next Hate Fest in LA

6 Emojis I Wish Existed – Hey Lei

Last year, the Hamas-linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Los Angeles chapter) held their 4th annual San Fernando (Valley) banquet/fund-raiser. Their featured speaker was Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the radical congresswoman who referred to 9-11 as, "somebody did something". Outside, there were protests and Yours Truly was there.

Notwithstanding the negative publicity  surrounding that event, CAIR's Los Angeles director, Hussam Ayloush, is doubling down on the hate. This year, another notorious anti-Semite, Linda Sarsour will be the featured speaker. It's all taking place March 21 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. The theme is-get this- "Building Power-Overcoming Injustice".

With Sarsour, this promises to be yet another, anti-America, anti-Israel, anti-Jew hate fest disguised as fighting for justice (in the freest country on earth, no less). Make no mistake: CAIR is not the civil rights organization it purports to be. It is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and other organizations dedicated to the destruction of Israel as well as the imposition of Islam in the US. Ayloush told a questioner in 2013 that CAIR didn't involve itself in Middle Eastern affairs, a bald-faced lie given his own anti-Israel activism. Most recently (in May), he was a featured speaker at the annual Muslim Student Union/Students for Justice in Palestine Israel-bashing week of events at UC Irvine. On this occasion, he refused to answer questions about his past anti-Jewish statements.

Omar, Sarsour, Ayloush: They are all part of the same swamp.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Netherlands: Asylum-Seekers Intimidate Bus Riders

Hat tip Gelderlander.NL

This is becoming a regular problem in the Netherlands. Young asylum-seekers, who are living in asylum-seeker centers, are causing lots of problems on local buses. We have already reported on this issue before. Here is what is going on in the Nijmegan area. Translation by Fousesquawk. Note: We will try to get the accompanying video's narration with English sub-titles.

Nuisance Asylum-Seekers: Security on Bus Grave-Nijmegen

Grave/Nijmegen- A group of asylum-seekers has for weeks been causing inconvenience  on busline 99 from Uden to Nijemegen. Bus operator Connexxion has security ride on the bus because drivers are harassed and intimidated

-Jaap Rademaker 24 January 2020 Last update: 15:49

Currently, the problem mainly concerns the route between the Grave bus station and Nijmegen, says spokesman Anton Masteling of the Central Agency for Reception of Asylum-Seekers (COA). "It concerns a group of some 25 people. From 8 of them we know that they come from the asylum-seeker center in Grave." The origin of the other troublemakers is not yet known.

The nuisance mainly consists of not wanting to pay for a bus ticket or verbal and intimidating aggressive behavior against drivers. "Lately, it has been somewhat quieter in Grave," says Masteling. "However, it is possible that the problem will move to some other place."

Hopeless Asylum-Seekers from Safe Countries

The Brabant state party of the PVV has asked questions about the problem on the busline between Uden to Nijemegen. According to the party, it concerns "hopeless asylum-seekers from safe countries who are terrorizing the bus drivers." Masteling says on behalf of COA that he currently can make no comment about this. "There is consultation with all parties and with the police. If Connexxion makes a statement, prosecution can be institute with the camera images." 

It is unknown if there is a connection between this group causing nuisance on the bus and the group of young asylum-seekers from safe countries who were (involved) in robberies in the last two months in Nijmegen. There were 64 reports in two months of pickpockets committing thefts in the city center. During their robberies, the young robbers mostly hit train travelers  and the public.

Blow Up Graf??

Hat tip Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes. Translation by Miss Piggy

Like me, anyone who has served in the Army in Germany is no doubt familiar with Grafenwöhr ("Graf"), the huge training base for the US Military in Bavaria near the Czech border. As an MP, I had to go there a couple of times a year to support the 4th Armored Division when they went on field manoeuvres. I hated the place with a passion.

Grafenwöhr (the name of the adjacent village) was originally a training ground for the old Kingdom of Bavaria army. Later, during World War II, it was where Rommel's Panzer Korps was trained. The US Army took it over after WW II.

So now it is reported that an unknown Jordanian guy is walking around Germany plotting to blow up Graf and other US Army sites. Of course, that would be no easy task since Graf is huge, wide-spread. It has its basic base facilities, but the rest consists of tank trails, artillery ranges, and other wide-open spaces.

Of course, trying to find one Jordanian guy in Germany among the millions of Angela's kids roaming around the country is no easy task. I suggest they assign Angela Merkel the job of finding the guy.

Maybe that's him.

George Stephanopoulos Caught on Camera Trying to "Kill" Sekulow Interview

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos was cut on camera making a throat-slash gesture on Thursday.

Whatever the left might think of Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow, they recognize that he is a very smart and very well-spoken man. Sekulov, who is defending Trump in the impeachment hearings, is the chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, which has been enormously successful in getting Obama-era documents ordered released by the courts. Sekulow has argued many times before the Supreme Court and is a Constitutional expert.

So after he came out of the impeachment hearings yesterday to talk to reporters, he, in his typical fashion, explained the President's case to  reporters very effectively. So effectively that ABC's political hack-turned talking head, George Stephanopoulos, decided they needed to cut away from the interview. Thus, George was caught on camera giving the classic "kill it" sign.

It may be funny in a  sense, but in another sense, it isn't so funny. It points to the basic dishonesty of our liberal news media. No doubt, George and ABC will come up with an explanation for this-that he really needed the time to get to his panel of experts etc, etc. But do you really think George would have cut it off had the speaker been some inarticulate clown stumbling around trying to defend Trump, someone saying something the media could claim was full of lies? I don't think so.

This should be seen as a classic example of how the media tries to mould public opinion-not only by what they say and what they show and report, but by what they try to shield from the public view.

Matteo Salvini Leads the Fight Against Anti-Semitism in Italy

This article first appeared in New English Review.

This past week, I translated a video of ex-Italian Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, speaking in Rome on January 16. The topic was anti-Semitism, and the occasion was a one-day conference he and his Lega Party had called. Aside from Salvini, the Israeli ambassador to Italy also spoke as well as others. The video of Salvini's 11-minute talk was posted -now with English sub-tiltes.

Having lived in Italy for five years, I follow the sad events there regarding the invasion of mostly African migrants coming by boat across the Mediterranean. As interior minister, Salvini ordered the ports closed to NGO ships, mostly flying other nations' flags, who pick the migrants up at sea off the coast of Libya and bring them to Italian ports. Salvini's stance put him in opposition to the EU, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, and the Italian courts. He actually may be prosecuted for "kidnapping" in Sicily since he is out out of government, and the Italian Parliament has lifted his Parliamentary immunity.

Salvini, much like Donald Trump (whom he idolizes) is a controversial figure, wildly loved in Italy, but also hated by many of the left. His party, La Lega (the League), formally the Northern League, was originally formed to resist the finacial burden carried by northern Italy in order to support the poorer south. That earned it charges of racism, charges which persist to this day, but in a different manner since the Lega has now turned its attention to the mass migration of people from Africa and the Middle East and the resultant crime wave it has produced, both in Italy and other parts of Western Europe. Much like Trump. Salvini is blunt and minces no words in his criticism of other politicians, the EU, the Euro, and other European leaders like Merkel and Macron. He is a man of action who is not afraid to put his life and liberty at risk.

Salvini, who is now out of government but campaigning for his party in this year's elections, may still become the next prime minister of Italy, now led by a weak and feckless coalition with Giuseppe Conte as prime minister. It was Conte who, in a parliamentary move with the Cinque Stelle (Five Stars) party, forced Salvini out of office earlier this year. Wherever Salvini goes, he draws huge and enthusiastic crowds.

So now it is this man, despised and called a racist (unfairly) by so many in Europe, who is taking the bull by the horns and leading the fight against anti-Semitism in Europe. Salvini is a friend to Israel and Benyamin Netanyahu. Now he is working to get the Italian Parliament to endorse the definition of anti-Semitism as laid out by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. One key point is that opposition to the right of Jews to self-determination in their own homeland is anti-Semitism. Thus, it would single out people and organizations who work for the destruction of the Jewish state, which would, of course, include the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel.

Salvini puts the Merkels, Macrons and Contes to shame because the question should be asked, "Where are the Merkels, Macrons and Contes?' They are too busy trying to repress the right and bring in more and more migrants from mostly Muslim majority countries. Currently, the ports are once again open in Italy with more European nations agreeing to accept a share of the migrants.That spells more danger for European Jews, who are targeted daily by Jew-hating Muslims on European streets. As a result, Jews are leaving Europe by the thousands. Like our own president in the US, Salvini is leading the way when it comes to stopping anti-Semitism as so-called liberals, who are always talking about human rights for other groups, remain largely silent. It will be to Europe's lasting disgrace, especially after having experienced the Holocaust in the past century, if it becomes "Judenrein" because Jews can no longer live there.

Salvini's speech is eloquent-in his own style- and is well worth a listen. It can only be hoped that he becomes Italy's next prime minister.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sylvia Garcia Defends Joe Biden in Impeachment Hearings

Sylvia Garcia (D-TX)

Today, Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), one of the House managers presenting the impeachment case to the Senate, went into great detail in defending Joe Biden and his son Hunter in the Burisma-Ukraine issue.

It was President Trump's phone call to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy last July 25 that forms the basis of this impeachment. President Trump asked President Zelenskyy to investigate the alleged Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election, mentioning Crowdstrike, and also asked him to look into the Biden issue involving the firing of the prosecutor (Viktor Shokin), who was investigating Burisma, which had put Hunter Biden on its board of direetors for no discernible reason. (Well, there was one obvious reason).

Given the famous video of Joe Biden bragging to the Council on Foreign Affairs that he had gotten Shokin fired while visiting Ukraine as vice president, the obvious conclusion is that Biden was acting to protect his son.

Not so, argued Rep. Garcia. Shokin was considered corrupt, and people in the US Congress and other international bodies were complaining to Ukraine about him. Garcia argued that Biden was merely carrying out the wishes of the US government in demanding Shokin's firing,

As for Biden's son being on the Burisma board of directors, which was under investigation for corrupt practices at the time by Shokin? Just a coincidence. (My words, not hers)

I don't buy that for a minute, but even if true, Biden should have had the sense to recuse himself from such a task due to the obvious appearance of a conflict of interest. But even that is giving Biden the benefit of the doubt.

Garcia also argued that nobody in Ukraine or anywhere else had alleged any corrupt, illegal or improper actions by Hunter Biden during the time he was serving on Burisma's board. That may be so, but it is irrelevant. What is important is the mere fact that he was on the board itself. Hunter Biden has no experience in energy, Ukrainian matters, or any other field that might justify him being on the board. The younger Biden was receiving a salary from Burisma that was $50,000 a month or $80,000 a month depending on your source. Let's be real: Hunter Biden was sitting on that board (likely doing nothing-proper or improper) and getting a huge salary because he was the son of the Vice President of the United States.

It's called influence peddling.

Garcia went on to discuss the Crowdstrike story, which involved Ukrainian interests coming into possession of hacked Democrat emails and acting against the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Garcia argued that it had been conclusively proven that it was the Russians who got those emails not Ukrainians.

That may be so. Trump's defenders are not disputing the fact that Russians meddled in the 2016 election to the detriment of Clinton. The important point-the final conclusion of the Mueller investigation- is that neither Trump nor his campaign were involved or colluded with the Russians.

But was there Ukrainian meddling as well-meddling that was to Trump's detriment? Did not Alexandra Chalupa, a  DNC operative, go to the Ukrainian embassy in Washington and ask officials to dig into Trump's associates in Ukraine, specifically Paul Manafort? Mr Manafort was investigated and successfully prosecuted for his shady business dealings with Ukraine, which took place  before he briefly became Trump's campaign manager. The Kiev District Court itself said that there was Ukrainian meddling in our election by those who leaked information about Manafort's dealings. And finally, did not the then-Ukrainian ambassador write an op-ed in the Hill severely criticizing candidate Trump for comments he made relative to the Ukraine-Russia conflict?

Rep. Garcia has not only tried to explain the inexplicable and defend the indefensible. She tried to tell us that there is no elephant in the back of the room. (Biden's action in getting Shokin fired). She may have opened up a can of worms. It is my opinion that when the Republicans put on their defense, they should address Garcia's claims. I have been saying for a long time that the Republicans are not talking enough about what Joe Biden (the supposed victim) did. I say let them respond to Garcia's claims. Make Joe Biden the centerpiece of the defense. Let the TV viewers see for themselves what Biden did, how he bragged about it on video, and let the public decide as to why he did it.

In my view, there was Russian meddling and Ukrainian meddling, the latter probably being much less sophisticated. The Mueller investigation has already established that neither Trump nor his campaign were involved. However, the actions of Ms Chalupa, a DNC operative, suggest that if there was Ukrainian meddling, there was Democrat collusion with that meddling.

The fact is that Trump was within his presidential rights to ask his counterpart in Ukraine to investigate these allegations even if some might prove unfounded. But even if you think Trump's motives were personal and political (which I don't completely discount though I don't think it will be proven), the public should ask: Which is worse- Biden getting the prosecutor fired to protect his son's interests, or Trump asking the Ukrainians to investigate it?

Rep Garcia has made her assertions trying to defend Biden. She has opened the door, and the Republicans should march right through it.

Swedish "Citizen" Arrested in Barcelona for Two Murders

Hat tip Vlad Tepes and Gates of Vienna. Translation by Fousesquawk

Earlier this week, reports out of Barcelona informed us that, on Monday, January 20,  a "foreigner" had stabbed two people to death and critically injured another before being subdued by police. (The death toll is now at three.)

Now the Swedish media is following the case because the attacker reportedly holds Swedish citizenship. He is approximately 30 years old and reportedly from Malmo. According to the above Swedish news video (using footage from Spanish news sources). The suspect first allegedly killed someone inside an apartment, set it on fire, jumped from the balcony onto the street, then continued on his stabbing spree. He is as yet, unidentified and being held without bail.

Dore Gold Speaking in Rome

Hat tip RAIR Foundation, Gates of Vienna for editing and Vlad Tepes for sub-titling. Translation by Fousesquawk.

This week, we have translated a speech by Matteo Salvini at a January 16 conference in Rome on combating anti-Semitism. Also appearing at this conference was Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the UN and currently president of the Jerusalem Center on Public Affairs. Above is an excerpt (about half) of Mr Gold's speech.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

What Happened Last Night in Sweden (Two Bombs Go Off in Stockholm)

Hat tip Gates of Vienna-Sputnik News

Two bombs went off late Monday evening in Stockholm. Only one injury, but 50 people had to be evacuated.This has become a regular occurrence in Sweden. The details are below with photos.

Have you had enough, Sweden?

Angela Merkel Gets Grilled in the Reichstag

Hat tip RAIR Foundation, Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes. Translation by Miss Piggy

German chancellor Angela Merkel found herself on the hot seat this week when she was asked by Gottfried Curio of the Alternativ fuer Deutschland party about a murder case in Augsburg and the general situation overall in Germany as to the wave of migrants arriving since 2015. Her answers are weak to say the least. In response to the question about the murder in Augsburg, she talks about all the efforts they are making to fight right-wing extremism. That drew laughter from the audience. (The suspect in the Augsburg case is a second generation Muslim immigrant.)

One Fine Day in a Swedish Store

Hat tip Kronans Martell (translation) and Vlad Tepes

Just another day in today's new Sweden. A Muslim guy walks into a store and is greeted by a  female employee who asks if she can help him.

That's a problem.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Anti-Semitism: Full Speech of Matteo Salvini in Rome, January 16

Yesterday, we posted excerpts of Matteo Salvini's speech in Rome on January 16 at a conference on anti-Semitism. Above is the full speech. Translation is by Fousesquawk. Editing by Gates of Vienna and sub-titling by Vlad Tepes.

We have taken the trouble to translate the full speech because it is so important, and Salvini speaks so eloquently. Keep in mind, Salvini is the head of the Lega party and former interior minister. He has been castigated not only in Italy, but all over Europe for his efforts to stem the wave of migrants into Italy. He has been called a racist and many other things. Just as with President Trump, who has inspired Salvini, the charges are unfair. I urge you to take the 11 minutes to listen to the speech. This is a man who is taking the lead on fighting anti-Semitism in Europe at the political level.

Other speakers at this conference on anti-Semitism were the Israeli ambassador to Italy and Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

UK: The Sex Grooming Epidemic

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

There have been  number of cases in recent years where gangs of men are "grooming" British girls and forcing them into being sex objects. Young British girls in many cases have been raped hundreds of times and passed around man to man. The most notorious case occurred in the town of Rotherham, where, for years, police turned a blind eye to the practice for one simple reason: The perpetrators have almost always been Muslim men of Pakistani or South Asian origin. The authorities feared being charged with racism.

Below is a British TV special on the problem. It contains interviews with victims as well as some Muslim officials who are concerned about the problem. It is disturbing. I do not have a date for this show (News at Night), but it is within the past year.

This problem is a shameful chapter in the history of British law enforcement. That they could turn a blind eye in the face of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable is shocking.

What is obvious is that these perpetrators (and I don't mean to blame all Pakistani Muslim men for this) have a deep-seated hatred for non-Muslims and whites. They have the perception that non-Muslim women are whores and deserve whatever they get. What a sick way of thinking.

Monday, January 20, 2020

More on Dutch Prison Break Attempt

Hat tip Ben

The below article from De Telegraaf is translated by Fousesquawk.

Violent escape attempt of Moroccan Mafia chief foiled

Zutphen- Guards foiled a brutal and extremely violent escape attempt this afternoon of a head of the Moroccan Mafia . According to the first reports a group of accomplices of Omar L,. serving a  life sentence, attempted to break into the prison in Zutphen. During the failed attempt a car went up in flames.

A spokesperson from the Justice and Security  Ministry confirmed the failed escape attempt. The police unit (East Netherlands) inform that 4 persons are under arrest. The police called among others, the German police, military police, national unit, investigation and Special Intervention Service to assist in the search for the perpetrators.

Officers were able to track the suspects on N813 near Wehl and arrest them. In the process, a warning shot was fired.

Omar L. was sentenced last summer to life imprisonment for his involvement in two murders and three attempted murders.

The court considered the murders and the attempted murders completely proved and spoke of heinous crimes and people on death lists. Omar L. was, according to the court, the order-giver or gave instructions. the 25-year-old accomplice, Hicham M. was the shooter. "They seem to have no conscience. The (threat of ) death of casual bystanders was increased."

On Sunday afternoon, Omar L. was out of precaution transferred by helicopter to the extra secure prison at Vught, Justice confirmed. Among others, Ridouan Taghi and Willem Holleeder are imprisoned there.

L. was earlier held at (a facility) in Krimpen aan den IJssel, but was transferred because there were plans to murder him inside prison walls. Police then received a tip that he would be murdered in the prayer room with a smuggled  firearm. Sander Janssen, Omar L.'s lawyer refused to comment. On Twitter, he confirmed the transfer of L.

Attempted Dutch Prison Break Update

Hat tip Ben. and Vlad Tepes

Here is one of the initial news reports of the attempted prison break at Zutphen, Netherlands carried out Sunday by four members of the Moroccan Mafia. The attempt was unsuccessful and four men are in custody. It appears at this stage, the press was unaware that it was part of a prison break, so they are reporting on a burning van in front of the prison. Apparently, the van was crashed or set on fire as part of the attempted break. Translation of the Dutch sub-titles by Fousesquawk.

France: Another Blow to Free Speech in Europe

Hat tip  Gates of Vienna

Free speech in Europe has suffered another blow as a French writer, Renaud Camus, has been sentenced by a French court for his speech opposing unrestricted immigration. The below article from the Italian news outlet, Il Giornale, is translated from Italian by Fousesquawk.

France, Renauld Camus convicted for having criticized immigration

Renaud Camus, has been  sentenced to two months in prison (suspended) on condition he compensate two anti-racist associations with 1,800 euros. Reason? He criticized immigration

New troubles for the French writer Renaud Camus. After being convicted for incitement to racial hatred in 2014, the founder of Parti de l'in-nocense, author of "Grande Sostituzione" (The Great Replacement), that is the colonization of France (and more in general, Europe) on the part of Islamic migrants, as reports La Verita, he is now sentenced to two months of prison (suspended) on condition that he compensate  each of the two designated anti-racist civilian parties, SOS Racisme and la Licra.

The judges charged him with the crime of public incitement to hate or violence for reasons of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion through words, writings, images, or means of electronic public communication.

 The magistrates of the tribunal of Auch have charged the French intellectual  for a speech delivered 19 November 2017 in Colombey-les-deux Eglises, before the National Council of European Resistance, which Camus himself shared on his social (network). "Immigration has become an invasion," declared Camus in the speech charged by the magistrates- "The irreversible colonization is the demographic colonization, by the replacement of the population". And also: "The ethnic substitution, the great replacement, is the most important event in the history of our nation since it has existed, as with other people, if the story continues, it will not be that of France." There are no French jihadists," he stressed, and, "if there are jihadists, they are not French". What we need, he then explained, "is for all who oppose Islamization and African conquests to rally. What is necessary is a national consensus of resistance, of European resistance, because all European nations are invited to carry on at our side the struggle for salvation of our common civilization, Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, Greek-Latin, Judeo-Christian."

A specter haunts Europe and the world, he finally remarked in one of the passages targeted by the judges, "(is) the substitution, the tendency to substitute everything with its emulator, normalized, standardized, interchangeable: The original with its copy, the authentic with its imitation, the true with the false, the mothers with surrogate mothers, the culture with free time and entertainment". Open the heavens. One might, naturally, not be in agreement with the thesis of Camus and his "exclusive" nationalism, but at what point  has it become illegal to maintain that immigration represents "an invasion"? What is strange about affirming that uncontrolled and wild immigration of immigrants to a European country risks changing it radically and changing it from a demographic point of view, from its culture, from its customs and morals? Do we have to pretend that it doesn't and that identity does not exist? Or, in any case, does saying it constitute a crime of opinion?

 When it concerns intellectuals and thinkers not aligned with the single thought, it seems that the famous maxim, "I am (not) in agreement with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it," is worth decisively less. To note that notwithstanding his theories, Camus keeps his distance  from the concept of the "white man's burden"of Kipling and from the consideration that the white man is superior. Therefore, where is the racism? "No, not  a word of this in any of my books". And in the same way, there is nothing approaching white supremacists. "I have nothing (in common) with them. They, on the other hand have something  (in common) with me because, like me, they protest against the great substitution.  But I disapprove of them, especially when they become terrorists. In 2002, I founded  the Party of In-nocence, with the dash inside, intended as a negation of all that which could give birth to every type of aggression, from putting your feet on the seats of a commuter train to killing. I am absolutely non-violent."


Netherlands: Police Arrest 4 Members of Moroccan Mafia in Attempted Prison Break

Hat tip Ben

Dutch police have arrested four members of the Moroccan Mafia as they attempted to break one of their leaders out of Zutphen Prison on Sunday. I am receiving Dutch reports which will be translated. Here is what is reported:

The suspects came from France and were attempting to break a prisoner identified only as Omar L. out of Zutphen prison, the Netherlands 2nd most secure prison. Omar L. is serving a life sentence for two murders. It is reported that they set a van on fire and rammed it against the main  gate of the prison, but were unsuccessful and all apprehended. Reportedly, German police were also involved in the take down, but how that is not clear.

Omar L. has been transferred by helicopter to the country's most secure prison at Vught.

More to follow.

The below links are in Dutch (translation pending).

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Italy: Matteo Salvini on Anti-Semitism

Hat tip Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes. Translation by Fousesquawk.

This week, Matteo Salvini of the Lega party spoke on the subject of anti-Semitism during a conference on the subject at the Palazzo Giustiniani (Palace) in Rome.  The confrerence was organized by the Lega and Salvini credited President Trump for inspiring it with his efforts against anti-Semitism. Salvini discussed the definition of anti-Semitism and referred to measures taken by the Austrian Parliament and President Trump in the US against anti-Semitism. He singled out for attack, the European Union and the UN for their anti-Israel policies.

Below is an excerpt translated by Fousesquawk.

We will be posting a translation of Salvini's entire speech. It is magnificent.

Salvini Interview With Israeli Paper on Anti-Semitism

Former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has given an interview with an Israeli newspaper, in which he addressed the issue of anti-Semitism in Europe. According to the Italian newspaper, La Stampa, Salvini put much of the blame for the resurgence in anti-Semitism in Italy and Europe on the massive influx of Muslim migrants. He promised that if he becomes premier of Italy, he will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also called on the EU to ban the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement against the Jewish state. In addition, Salvini denied that his party, Lega, has ties with smaller political parties that are considered anti-Semitic. Translation by Fousesquawk.

Salvini: "Anti-Semitism in Italy? It's the fault of Muslim immigrants"

Ex-minister of Interior: "With me as premier,  Jerusalem (will be recognized as) capital of Israel"

Tel Aviv: If he becomes premier, Matteo Salvini will recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. That is what the secretary of the League (Lega) said in an interview today with the newspaper, "Israel Ha-Yoom", in which he called on the EU to ban BDS, the boycott movement against Israel. A few days after the Senate conference on anti-Semitism, Salvini has reiterated to the newspaper-considered close to Premier Benyamin Netanyahu- that the League, " has no ties with political organizations like Casa Pound, Forza Nuova and Fiamme, (which are) defined by the newspaper as "anti-Semitic."

To a question on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe, which will be discussed 22-23 January on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Salvini said, "In my opinion, this has to do with the strengthening of extremism and Islamic fanaticism in recent years. It is very important to stress," he added, "that this is connected  to the fact that certain elements in the academic world and the media are mobilized against Israel and they create a hatred towards Israel in order to justify anti-Semitism."

"Currently, the massive presence of immigrants coming from Muslim countries," he continued after also recalling the existence of minor political Nazi and communist political movements, contributes to the spread of anti-Semitism also in Italy. "There is," he complained, "an anti-Semitism on the extreme right and the extreme left. We think of Jeremy Corbyn or leftist activists in Germany who don't want to be like the Nazis, yet they are found boycotting Israeli products." To a question on the relations of the League with "anti-Semitic political groups", Salvini answered that," (we) have no connections with those organizations. In the elections, parties like  Casa Pound, Forza Nuova, and Fiamma come out against us." This shows, "we have no ties to them."

Friday, January 17, 2020

Swedish Sexual Assault Stats Since 2015

Hat tip Nyheter Idag

The below article from Nyheter Idag shows statistics in reported sexual assault cases in Sweden since 2015. It shows a dramatic increase. Translation by Fousesquawk.

Reported cases of sexual molestation against women and girls has increased sharply since 2015

Sweden: On Thursday, the Crime Prevention Council's preliminary statistics for reported crime during 2019 were released. The statistics show that the number of sexual molestations against women and girls has increased sharply since 2015. The number of reported sexual molestations in the group of girls 15-17 has increased by 51%.

The number of reported rapes increased during 2019 by 6%  up to 8,350 reported crimes compared to the previous year. Something that Nyheter Idag earlier reported on.

The total number of reported cases of sexual molestation remained at the same level as the previous year-9,730. However, among women 18 or older, an increase of 5% was reported-to 5,294 reports.

Now Nyheter Idag has reviewed the number of reports of sexual molestation against women since 2015, five years back in time.

- Women age 18 or older: From 4,173 to 5,294. An increase of 27%.
-Girls 15-17. From 718 to 1,084. An increase of 51%.
-Girls up to 15 years of age: From 2,072 to 2,304. An increase of 11%. 2014, the first year with complete statistics from BRA, however, is extremely high-3,000.

In total, the number of reported cases of sexual molestation has more than doubled in 20 years. From 4,963 total reported cases of sexual molestation in 1999 to 10,310 cases in 2019- an increase of 108%. 

There are different theories as to why the number of reports has increased. Criminologist Nina Rung has earlier said that she believes that the tendency to make a report has increased.

After a large number of cases of sexual molestation against especially young girls were reported, the police compiled a report in 2016 in which, among other things, described that there were found cases of how groups of men surrounded a girl (who was) alone then abused them.

In at least ten cases, a lone girl was surrounded by several men (from 5-6 to a larger number) who are sometimes estimated to be 14-16 years of age. On these occasions, some have held (the girl) while others have touched her breast and body, and in one case, some have photographed the abuse.
In some cases, the perpetrators have unbuttoned the girl's pants and attempted- in certain cases-also succeeded in pulling them down before  rescue arrived. Similarly, it has occurred that several girls in a peer group have been exposed at the same time by a large gang. A few suspected offenders have been identified.
Those identified are citizens of Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia. All of the investigations in Stockholm  and Kalmar from 2014-2015 have been closed due to the difficulty in identification or  lack of evidence.

I don't know what that crimininologist is  thinking unless she made other statements not included in the article. The cause is obvious. 2015 is the year that, thanks largely to the Syrian civil war, the number of refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe exploded. That is not to say that Syrians are  the only problem as shown by the fact that there are so many migrants from Afghanistan and Somalia. As mentioned in the article, they make up a large part of the cases, at least in Sweden.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Italy: Nigerian Mafia Terrorizes Padua

Hat tip Gates of Vienna for editing, Vlad Tepes for sub-titling. Translation by Fousesquawk.


The northern Italian town of Padua (Padova) has been in the news a lot lately. In recent weeks, they have expelled two imams for mistreating children and spreading jihadist propaganda, both cases having been described on this site.

In addition, like several Italian towns, Padua is having to deal with the presence of the Nigerian mafia, thanks to the reckless refugee policies of the country's current government. The below news article from Il Giornale is disturbing. It also contains a video. Translation of the written article and video by Fousesquawk.

Drug dealing, robbery and aggressions: Nigerians terrorize Padua (Padova)

Once again we talk about the Nigerian mafia: In less than 24 hours double episodes of degradation in the city center, and always on via Diego Valeri

There is no peace for the residents of the center of Padua, particularly for the area in the immediate vicinity of via Diego Valeri, a road bordering the area occupied by the former gas meter, (which has) become for some time a meeting place for loiterers and drug addicts.

Taking up always new space recently in the local news are criminal foreigners, in particular of Nigerian nationality, so much so that in the municipal council the problem is beginning to be evaluated in a more serious and direct manner. The motion on the Nigerian mafia brought to the agenda by the director of (political party) Fratelli d'Italia in Padua, Elena Cappellini, as reported by the local press, was approved with 18 votes in favor. The Nigerian mafia is a concrete problem and it is useless to turn away and talk of fantasies to minimize the extent.

Within a few hours, at the troubled via Diego Valeri, two separate cases with young, foreign protagonists, first the theft in the interior of a restaurant, then a furious fight which involved a group of at least 8 men of Nigerian nationality.

The first incident, last Monday 13 January. In the middle of the night, and after closing time of the commercial business, the restaurant "Antica Cina (Old China) was targeted. Using the cement base of a street sign, two Africans, with faces exposed, repeatedly struck the window of the business until it was shattered. Once the breach was opened, one foreigner entered the location, taking a cash register, and then returned outside, where an accomplice was waiting for him. All the images taken by a video surveillance camera installed right in the vicinity of the restaurant itself.

Not even 24 hours later, precisely the late afternoon of Tuesday 14 December (sic) January, a new incident of degradation, with the beating of an Italian drug addict by a gang of Nigerians, who began to fight among themselves.

It was about 6 pm and as one of the witnesses, the lawyer Giorgio Ronzani, told Il Gazzettino, he was present at a scene "of unheard of violence. An Italian, I believe a drug addict, was yelling for help while being submerged in a rain of kicks and punches".

Afterward the blows were among the same Africans, who began to throw themselves on each other. "The employees of the area's offices came out to see what was happening. I also shouted,' Stop. It is all useless", recalled the witness. "In via Valeri, they deal drugs every day," reports Ronzani. "The owners of the looted restaurant are my clients. They wanted to open a  recreational club in Guadenzio Passageway, on the place where a bar is now closed. The municipality, with the assessor Bressa, was also in favor because by opening gathering places, the degradation of the drug dealers is eliminated. But now the Asian business people are afraid.

As previously mentioned, the municipality has taken the problem in a serious manner, talking openly of the Nigerian mafia, thanks to the motions of Fratelli d'Italia. Among the supporters is also Luigi Tarzia, advisor to the security commission and advisor to the municipality of Padua. "The phenomenon of the Nigerian mafia is in constant expansion. The areas hit hardest are the train station and San Carlo all'Arcella. While in De Gasperi Square, thanks to private security, the African drug dealers have been kept away, " he maintains with pride.

UK: Sex Grooming in Manchester

Hat tip Frontpage Magazine

"Meanwhile, the Telegraph reported that cops looking into the Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs were told by their superiors – who were driven by “fears over race relations,” concern about “sensitive community issues,” and a reluctance to amp up “community tensions” – to leave the Pakistanis alone and instead find and arrest rapists of “other ethnicities.” And they obeyed."

Another sex grooming scandal has hit the UK, this time with revelations that British girls were being forced into prostitution and sex slavery in Manchester about 15 years ago while British police allegedly stood by and did nothing.

What kind of police is this? In my law enforcement career, I have seen corruption, but never anyhting like this. This is beyond disgraceful.

The NYC Rape Murder (Cont)

Reeaz Khan appears in Queens Criminal Court for his arraignment Friday night.
Reeaz Khan

A few days ago, we reported on the case of Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old man who is charged with raping and murdering a 92-year-old woman in New York City.

Shockingly, but hardly surprisingly in Mayor de Blasio's New York, we now learn that Khan, who is from Guyana, was an illegal immigrant, who had been previously arrested. Further, ICE had requested custody of Khan for deportation, but that was ignored by NYPD. He was released without notifying ICE, and the rest is history. Townhall has the report below.

This asinine sanctuary city policy has become downright criminal. We have already seen this scenario play out in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other places, where criminal illegal aliens are arrested, released back onto the streets without notifying ICE, and people wind up being murdered. This is criminal in itself, and the federal government needs to crack down on these politicians who are implementing these sanctuary policies. This man Khan should not have been in this country to begin with.

Combine this with what Western European nations are doing with their insane immigration policies, and I have never seen such wanton disregard of the public's saftey by our political leaders.