Monday, October 24, 2016

Thousands More Migrants Arrive in Italy Over Weekend

 This handout picture taken and released by the Italian Red Cross on October 22, 2016 shows migrants landing in Vibo Marina, after a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea.  
Nine people drowned, ten were missing and nearly 1000 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on October 22, with over seven-thousand rescued from the Mediterranean Sea this week alone.  / AFP / ITALIAN RED CROSS / YARA NARDI        (Photo credit should read YARA NARDI/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive migration into Italy continues unabated, as some 6,100 migrants were rescued at sea over the weekend as they attempted to cross the Strait of Sicily from North Africa into Italy. In a series of 24 different rescue operations coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard, vessels recovered thousands of mostly African migrants as well as 14 dead bodies off the coast of Libya beginning on Friday and continuing all the way through Sunday.
The Italian coast guard said it recovered seven dead bodies on Friday and another seven the next day, while a number of people are still reported missing.
Participants in the rescue efforts included EU Navfor Med, an Irish naval vessel, various merchant ships and NGOs such as Doctors without Borders, Boat Refugee Foundation, Lifeboat, SOS Méditerranée and Sea Watch.
The latest arrivals push the number of migrants arriving in Italy to over 150,000 since January 1, 2016, a figure that exceeds the numbers of migrants arriving in 2015, which had itself been a record year.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) less than 2,000 migrants have subsequently left Italy, while the immense bulk have remained. The Populist Five Star Movement has used these data to attack sitting Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, insisting that he has zero clout within the European Union and has no idea how to solve Italy’s enormous migrant crisis.
Italy is the principal destination for migrants traveling from North Africa and seeking to reach Europe. The voyage across the Strait of Sicily is perilous, and more than 3,000 migrants have lost their lives attempting the crossing this year.
According to Professor Anna Bono, who teaches African History and Institutions at the University of Turin, most of the migrants coming to Italy are not refugees escaping from war or even poor people fleeing hunger. The migrants tend to be young, middle-class males, she says.
Bono says that the enormous costs of emigration contradict the common thesis that migrants are fleeing dire situations of indigence, noting that those who want to come to Europe must procure as much as 10 thousand dollars to pay traffickers for their passage.
The professor also stated that there is extensive propaganda by traffickers in African countries promoting emigration to Italy.
“In the countries of sub-Saharan Africa there are advertisements inciting people to go to Italy, explaining that everything here is free. And indeed it is,” she said.
“I imagine the phone calls these guys make home to their friends, confirming that everything is actually given them for free,” she said.

British No Borders Activists Plan to Attack Police Dismantling Calais Migrant Camp

British anarchists and open borders activists have promised to “fight the police” in Calais this week to stop them demolishing the illegal Jungle migrant camp. France is due to begin the work on Monday, and the 6,500 to 10,000 migrants living there will either be deported or moved to one of 300 temporary refugee centres across France.
“Lots of us will be going down”, promised a member of the No Borders group at a rally in South London last week, where leaflets bearing a picture of masked, club-wielding activists smashing up a law enforcement van were displayed.
According to The Sunday Times, the “No Borders social” also involved the Anti-Raids Network (ARN), the UK end of No Borders.
The two groups have previously brought chaos to the town in northern France, whipping up riots and encouraging migrants to board ferries in the port, tear down fences, and invade the Channel Tunnel en masse.
ARN frequently ambushes and attacks immigration officials here in the UK, and in 2015, they vandalised and slashed the tires of border force vans attempting to detain illegal migrants.
The leaflets at the event, titled “Fight the raids”, boasted about this “attack”, and was illustrated with graphic images of three hooded activists, one with a rock, one climbing on the roof with a club, and one kicking in the rear window.
Above the picture, the text instructs activists to “cover your face and any identifiable clothing” and “avoid sending compromising messages on your phone”.
It also instructs activists not to “film anyone doing anything compromising, even if you plan to blur/delete this later, as there’s always a risk of getting stopped and searched/arrested by the police in a protest situation”.
“The war against the borders is not just at the frontiers of Brenner, Idomeni or Calais, but also in our own neighbourhoods,” the group explains on Facebook.

No Justice in the Netherlands

A court in The Hague decided on October 14 that the charges of hate speech against Dutch politician Geert Wilders, for statements he made in March 2014 at a political rally, are admissible in a court of law. It thereby rejected the Wilders' appeal to throw out the charges as inadmissible in a court of law on the grounds that these are political issues and that a trial would in fact amount to a political process. The criminal trial against Wilders will begin on Monday, October 31.
While campaigning in The Hague in March 2014, Wilders argued the need for fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands. At an election meeting in The Hague, he asked those present a number of questions, one of which was "Do you want more or fewer Moroccans?" After the crowd responded "fewer" Wilders said, "We're going to organize that."
Because of the "fewer Moroccans" statements, repeated again in an interview a few days later, Wilders will be prosecuted on two counts: First for "deliberately insulting a group of people because of their race." Second, for "inciting hatred or discrimination against these people."
Wilders' defense attorney, Geert Jan Knoops, has argued that the trial amounts to a political trial against Wilders and his party, the PVV: "Sensitive issues must be judged by public opinion or through the ballot box,", Knoops said "The Prosecutor is indirectly asking for a ruling over the functioning of the PVV and its political program. The court must not interfere with this."
As a politician, Wilders can say more than an ordinary citizen, Knoops said, arguing that Wilders used his statements to point out shortcomings in the Dutch state. "It is his duty to name shortcomings. He takes that responsibility and proposes solutions." Knoops argued that the prosecutor is limiting Wilders' freedom of speech by prosecuting him for his statements.
The court's response was that although politicians are entitled to freedom of expression, they should "avoid public statements that feed intolerance" and that the trial would determine where the border lies between politicians' freedom of expression and their obligation, as the court sees it, to avoid public statements that feed intolerance.
Other politicians, notably all from the Labour Party, have uttered the following about Moroccans without being prosecuted:
The court discarded Wilders' defense attorney's argument that the failure to prosecute any of these politicians renders the trial against Wilders discriminatory. The court said that because of the different time, place and context of the statements of other politicians, they cannot be equated with the statements of Mr. Wilders and for that reason, the court considers that there has been no infringement of the principle of equality.
The statements of those other politicians, however, were, objectively speaking, far worse in their use of language ("sh*t Moroccans") and what could be considered direct incitement ("We must humiliate Moroccans"). What other time, place and context could possibly make the above statements more acceptable than asking whether voters would like more or fewer Moroccans? And what circumstances render it legitimate to call someone "sh*t" because of their ethnic origin?
It is deeply troubling that the court already in its preliminary ruling, and before the criminal trial itself has even begun, so obviously compromises its own impartiality and objectivity. To the outside world, this court no longer appears impartial. Are other European courts also quietly submitting to jihadist values of curtailing free speech and "inconvenient" political views?
The Netherlands is a party to the European Convention of Human Rights. This means that Dutch courts are obligated to interpret domestic legislation in a way compatible with the ECHR and the case law of the European Court on Human Rights. Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights states:
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers...
2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.
In its case law, the European Court of Human Rights has stated[1] that Article 10
"...protects not only the information or ideas that are regarded as inoffensive but also those that offend, shock or disturb; such are the demands of that pluralism, tolerance and broad-mindedness without which there is no democratic society. Opinions expressed in strong or exaggerated language are also protected".
Even more important in the context of the trial against Wilders is the fact that according to the European Court of Human Rights' case law,
"...the extent of protection depends on the context and the aim of the criticism. In matters of public controversy or public interest, during political debate, in electoral campaigns... strong words and harsh criticism may be expected and will be tolerated to a greater degree by the Court". [emphasis added]
Let us review what Wilders said and the context in which he said it: "Do you want more or fewer Moroccans?" After the crowd responded "fewer" Wilders said, "We're going to organize that." He repeated that statement in a subsequent interview, where he said, "The fewer Moroccans, the better."
The context in which he said it was an election campaign in March 2014 against the backdrop of considerable problems with Moroccans in the Netherlands. According to Dutch journalist Timon Dias:
Statistics show that 65% of all Moroccan youths have been arrested by police, and that one third of that group have been arrested more than five times.
Wilders emphasizes the inordinate costs associated with the disproportionately high number of Dutch Moroccans registered as social welfare beneficiaries and who are implicated in welfare fraud.
Now, if you are a politician and concerned about the future welfare of your country, you should, logically, be able to discuss the pertinent issues of the day, including existing problems with immigrants and other population groups. This discussion will only make sense in a democratic society if it takes place in public, and certainly with voters at a political rally during an election campaign. Asking whether voters want fewer Moroccans in their city or country may seem crude to some and offensive to others. However, in the light of the case law of the European Human Rights Court, which specifically protects political speech with a very wide margin, especially that of political actors and political campaigns, it is very difficult to see, if not impossible, how the question Wilders posed could legitimately be covered by article 10 (2).
According to article 10 (2), freedom of speech can be limited when
"necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary."
Wilders did not incite to violence or prosecution (or humiliation), nor did he jeopardize national security or public safety or any of the other concerns noted above.
It is more difficult to see how the statement, "We must humiliate Moroccans" by Labour politician Hans Spekman, who was not prosecuted, could be legitimized, as it constitutes direct incitement to some form of humiliating action towards Moroccans. Then again, Hans Spekman is not Geert Wilders.
Clearly, in the Netherlands, justice is no longer blind and the courts no are longer independent and impartial state institutions. This should deeply concern all Dutch citizens.

[1] Monica Macovei: A guide to the implementation of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, p 16, (Human rights handbooks, No. 2, 2004).

Sunday, October 23, 2016

12-Year-Old Muslim Refugee Turned Out to Be Hairy Man Good With a Rifle

Who's afraid of a few widows and orphans... with beards and rifle experience? Only Islamophobes who hate refugees for entirely irrational reasons. Rational people are willing to believe that grown men are just children who need our love, care and firing ranges.
Kind-hearted Rosie welcomed Jamal into her family after social workers said he was a 12-year-old orphan who had fled Afghanistan.
Like the rest of the #RefugeesWelcome gang, the truth was slightly bent just a little bit.
But she became suspicious when she noticed how hairy he was, and how adept he was at firing a rifle.
But we ought to integrate him anyway. Just think how much enrichment he can bring to our staid and boring societies with his exciting Jihadish interests.
Jamal was rumbled when a dentist estimated he was a decade older than claimed. Taliban material and child abuse images were later found on his mobile.
This whole thing is a lovely metaphor for the entire European refugee mess.
When Rosie and husband Pete, 57, took in Jamal they all switched to halal meat.
She said: “He looked thin and I thought, ‘Bless him’. He was so humble, polite.”
He roomed with a boy, aged 13. Two girls, 12 and 14, were also in the house.

Stellar parenting right there. Politically correct parenting.
At a climbing centre he shimmied up ropes with ease, and at a shooting range he stripped a gun before firing it.
It's almost like he was practicing for something.
Jamal’s behaviour worsened. He put the 13-year-old in expert holds, demanded cash and got calls from unknown numbers.
Who are we to judge his culture?
His last words to Rosie were: “I’ll kill you and I know where your children are.”
He has yet to be deported.

Fear of Crime Soars After Year of Migrant Attacks in Germany

New statistics from mass-migration magnet Germany shows average citizens are increasingly fearful of public spaces, the news coming after a year of intense reports of crime committed by migrants in public spaces across Europe. The new statistics collected in Germany by pollster YouGov show fear of being a victim of crime in particular public spaces is surging, with women more likely to be afraid than men. Standing out among those Germans most fear is railway stations and subway trains, as well as what the survey termed “large outdoor events” such as festivals and carnivals.
Top German broadsheet newspaper Die Welt reports the German people are conscious of a worsening security situation in their country, with 68 per cent of respondents stating their belief that their safety in public had “deteriorated somewhat or strongly” over the past few years. Again, women were more likely to think the situation had gotten worse — but only by a couple of percentage points.
While women found some areas conspicuously risky — notably parking lots — the greatest demographic gap was by age, with few young people feeling threatened but an increasing number of older Germans more worried. By contrast the most wealthy felt the least worried, perhaps reflecting — as pointed out by Welt — their access to private cars and taxis, while not depending on night-busses, public parking lots, and train stations.
Those living in the countryside were more likely to feel safe than those in cities.
Religion also sees a difference in the statistics. Of Protestant and Catholic Christians questions, some 70 per cent thought Germany was becoming less safe. Among Muslims, only 39 per cent thought so.
The German railway denies their stations are becoming less safe, but as reported the premises are seeing a proliferation of stab-vest wearing security officers with body-cams, pepper spray, and service dogs.
Breitbart London has reported at length over the past 12 months on the sudden proliferation of crime in Germany’s public spaces that may account for the sudden lack of confidence among German citizens this year. Attacks have seen hundreds molested, robbed, and raped outside Cologne’s central railway station, commuters swung at by Islamist axe-men, and girls assaulted at music festivals.
2016 crime statistics show without migrants, Germany’s crime rate has remained broadly static since 2014. Today, 70 per cent of pick-pocketing is committed by non-Germans, and 34 per cent by recent asylum seekers. Non-Germans account for nearly a third of homicides.

Muslims Stage Massive Protest, Chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Outside Rome’s Colosseum

 Muslim men attend the Friday prayers during a demonstration near Rome's ancient Colosseum on October 21, 2016.
Members of the Muslim community of Rome gathered by the Colosseum to pray and demonstrate against the alleged shutting down of unofficial mosques by the police. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of Muslims gathered in protest outside Rome’s Colosseum Friday after Italian authorities shut down a number of so-called “garage mosques” to avoid young people becoming radicalized. The Muslim community of Rome chose the iconic Colosseum, a worldwide symbol of Christian persecution and martyrdom, to stage their demonstration against the alleged shutting down by police of illegal places of Muslim worship in the city.
An imam led the group in chanting “Allahu Akbar,” which means in Arabic “God is great,” as they prostrated themselves on the ground.
Many Roman citizens were visibly disturbed by the protest, noting that in its propaganda videos, the Islamic State has repeatedly employed images of the Colosseum when threatening to conquer Rome and the “Crusaders.”
Two months ago, Italian police set up a high-security perimeter around the Colosseum, after the Islamic State issued a new threat to “conquer” Rome in its latest video.
New entrance gates have also been installed around the Colosseum to enable better surveillance and control by law enforcement, according to Rome’s police chief Nicolò D’Angelo.
A Bangladeshi Islamic group called Dhuumcatu reportedly organized the demonstration, saying that police had closed three makeshift mosques in Rome in the last few months.
Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano did not deny the allegations, and in fact in August said that “mini mosques in garages” should not be allowed as it makes them difficult to monitor, possibly raising the risk of radicalization.
Until now, Italy has shown itself to be remarkably resilient to attacks from Islamic terrorists and has been proposed as a model for counterterrorism for the whole world, in part because of its willingness to deport radicalized individuals seen as a threat to national security.
Italian counterterrorism advocates profiling as a necessary means of maintaining national security, and has deported a number of radicalized imams over the past year. As of mid-October, Italy had deported a total of 56 Islamic extremists in 2016, bringing the total since January 2015 to 122 such expulsions.
Last fall, leading military analyst Edward N. Luttwak praised the Italian “model,” arguing that Italy has been successful in thwarting Islamic terror attempts because of its swift and decisive action.
In an essay titled “Doing Counterterrorism Right,” Luttwak noted that despite many factors going against Italy, Islamic terrorists have failed to kill a single person on Italian soil. He contrasted Italy with France and Belgium, observing that although Italy is much more vulnerable than they are, it has been far more effective at stopping would-be terrorists before they strike.
A cross now stands outside the Roman Colosseum with a plaque bearing the inscription: “The amphitheater, once consecrated to triumphs, entertainments, and the impious worship of pagan gods, is now dedicated to the sufferings of the martyrs purified from impious superstitions.”

20 reasons to vote for Donald Trump

By Timothy P. Farrell

It seems clear that this presidential election will determine whether America remains a Constitutional Republic or continues to be “Fundamentally Transformed” into something the Founders warned against and tried to prevent.
Despite this, there still remain Conservatives and Republicans who are "Never Trump". They are either voting for a third-party candidate, not voting at all, or -- in the worst choice of all -- voting for Hillary Clinton. I think that is foolish. For me, a former Ted Cruz supporter, the choice is clear. I will be voting for Donald Trump.
With hat-tips to other American Thinker contributors, here are 20 specific reasons why Trump will be getting my vote:
  1. Donald Trump is “impeachable”. Any serious misstep by Trump will be exposed by the MSM and invite impeachment and removal from office. Neither political party would hesitate in bringing impeachment proceedings on Trump or in forcing him to resign. As a Democrat and the first woman president, Hillary Clinton would not be impeached no matter what she does.
  2. Trump has stated that he will appoint judges who respect the Constitution and he has issued a list of potential Supreme Court justices that confirms this.
  3. He will enforce the Rule of Law. Under Obama, there have been many acts committed by government employees, bureaucrats and elected officials –including Hillary Clinton -- that are unethical or downright illegal. However, with notable exceptions, these people “skate” under the current system.
  4. Trump appreciates the work that the police do in ensuring the safety of all communities.
  5. Donald Trump knows that it is important to use the energy sources that we have in the USA and utilize techniques such as fracking and offshore drilling in order to secure these resources.
  6. Trump understands Capitalism, realizing that high taxes and regulations increase the cost of doing business and have contributed significantly to the loss of American jobs. Hillary Clinton will increase business federal taxes, payroll taxes and regulations.
  7. Trump understands finance. This means he knows that that continuing to increase the National Debt is a bad idea.
  8. He has said that treaties such as NAFTA were "badly negotiated" and that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a disaster.
  9. Trump recognizes that a nation without borders in not a sovereign nation. WikiLeaks has revealed that Hillary Clinton wants “completely open borders”.
  10. Donald Trump sees ISIS as a “Clear and Present Danger” to the United States, the West and the Middle East. In addition, he understands that "something is wrong with Islam". 
  11. Trump has stated he will rebuild the military -- which is now reduced to cannibalizing planes, vehicles and ships for spare-parts.
  12. He has called the agreement with Iran a “bad deal”. He knows it does not stop Iran’s nuclear weapon development and gives them funds to increase their conventional military forces, purchase military hardware, develop more potent ballistic missiles and finance terrorism.
  13. Trump realizes that "nation building" -- especially in areas of the world not known for western-style Democracy -- is a waste of lives, time and resources.
  14. Trump has correctly stated that other nations, many of them with significant wealth, have used the American umbrella of military protection and have not paid "their fair share" for it.
  15. Donald Trump has functioned as an effective executive -- which is the job of the President of the United States.
  16. Trump has a history of honest business deals and integrity, as opposed to Hillary Clinton who has a history of dishonesty and shady deals. 
  17. He knows all about taxes. Knowing all the loopholes used by the super-wealthy to avoid paying taxes, Trump will close the loopholes. Hillary Clinton will not do this – which is why the super-wealthy are supporting her and not “one of their own”.
  18. Trump realizes ObamaCare is a disaster. He will replace it with a free-market based system. Hillary Clinton will double-down with even more government control.
  19. Trump is unabashedly pro-American and has expressed his intention of putting America's interests -- and that of its citizens -- first. That would be reflected in any negotiation with foreign entities regarding any treaty or agreement.
  20. Trump is beholden to no one except the American People. The Democrat Party has moved far to the Left and must satisfy the desires of various constituency groups. As a result, in order to maintain the votes of these “blocks”, policies are pushed that may not be in the best interests of the American people.

‘Expert’: Give Syrians Their Own City in Germany To Prevent Radicalisation

A left wing expert on Salafism has suggested that Germany has no real culture and that Syrians should be allowed their own city rather than be forced to integrate into German society. Expert on Salafism and Green party member Kurt Edler is proposing a radical idea on how the German government should handle the integration of Syrians and other migrants into German society.
Mr. Edler contends that Germany has no real culture to speak of and that the migrants shouldn’t have to integrate and instead he claims they should be afforded their own city in an area like Vorpommern reports, Die Welt. 
Mr. Edler admits after the attempted bombing in Leipzig and other terror attacks in Wurzburg and elsewhere, that Islamism has formally arrived in Germany.
Speaking on the need for migrants to integrate into Germany he said, “the indigenous people themselves have completely disintegrated. The common word is dominant culture. There is none. There are lifestyle milieus.”
Since there is no common culture, according to Edler, there should be no problem in simply creating what he calls a “New Aleppo” in somewhere like German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s home state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Chancellor is still reeling from the  recent regional election loss to the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD).
On the subject of the AfD Edler said support for the party was a reaction to the mass experience of “social modernization.”
The new Syrian city would foster a sense of community that Edler says those in the West have given up on. “Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has said a wise phrase: ‘There is no society’. Indeed” he said.
Adding that the concept of a homeland, the German word heimat, and notions of the West were “pseudo utopias” he added “the West has long since perished.”
The idea of separate cities fro Muslims has been floated before by a German academic named Ulrike Guérot who also agrees with Edler that the idea of “dominant culture” is “Fascistic.” The agreement of the two academics shows that the ideas may have growing prominence in German academic circles.
On the notion of young radical Muslims Edler echoed comments made by French scholar Gilles Kepel who called the third generation of Muslims the “Jihad Generation” due to the rising popularity of Salfism among them. Kepel warned these young people could be taking Europe down the path of future civil war.
Mr. Edler is more optimistic about the future of young Muslims claiming that Salafism will likely dissipate over time. “Much of what we experience as juvenile Salafism is a fashion and subculture,” he said. Part of the reason for this, he claims, is that the Islamic State is losing territory and battles proving that they aren’t the invincible warriors they portray in their propaganda.
Many experts, police and security agencies are fearful of the rise of radicalism in Muslim youths. Polls have shown that the rise in radicalisation among young Muslims is a growing trend and few have the answers to reversing it.

Liberal Submission: Protect Islam, Defame Christianity

The world's biggest shopping portal, Amazon, sell many Halloween costumes. One of the novelties in 2016 has been the "Sexy Burka", the typical obscurantist cloak that the Taliban and the Islamic State impose on women. But the sexy burqa, which on Amazon UK was priced at £18.99, did not last long.
The commercial colossus of Jeff Bezos removed the item from the website, after Amazon had been swamped with accusations of "racism", "Islamophobia," of marketing an Islamic garment with the white face of a model and using "a religious garment for commercial purposes". "You are disgusting, my culture is not your costume", wrote many users of the Islamic faith. Others used a less adorable tone: "Whoever you are, you should fear Allah. This is not a joke."
A spokesman for Amazon promptly responded: "All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who don't will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The product in question is no longer available".
So that Halloween parody of the global symbol of female oppression has been censored. It is because Islamic veils contradict Western values of freedom, equality and human dignity so totally that this relativistic progressive mentality defends these Islamic veils, as it does the burkini, with loyalty.
But here also lies a double standard. What about the "Sexy Nun" Halloween costume that mocks the Catholic Church? Despite the protests of many Catholics customers, the "Sexy Nun" is still on sale at Amazon. Isn't a form of "Christianophobia"? Also, a nun is a religious figure, while a burqa is mere cloth.
Spot the offensive costume -- or the hypocrisy. Online retailer Amazon removed the "Sexy Burka" costume (left) after accusations of "Islamophobia." But despite the protests of many Catholics customers, the "Sexy Nun" (right) is still on sale at Amazon.
Take The Guardian, the most famous British liberal-left newspaper. When the Pussy Riot performers put on their supposedly offensive 3-minute show in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, for which two of the three performers served jail time rather than repudiate the text (the third apologized to avoid jail), the paper defended them as "pure protest poetry." When the political group PEGIDA called to protest against Islamization in Germany, the same media blasted it as "a vampire we must slay." The same double standard also emerged during the battle to build a mosque near Ground Zero, when the liberal media sided with the Muslim community.
In January 2006, Norway's most famous cartoonist, Finn Graff, announced that he was censoring himself over Mohammed. Graff never had a problem in making fun of Christians, whom he depicted as wearing brown shirts and swastikas. Graff had also penned a number of controversial drawings against Israel, one of which showed the Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as the commander of a Nazi concentration camp.
The same happened with German-American filmmaker Roland Emmerich, director of many disaster movies. He abandoned a plan to obliterate Islam's holiest site on the big screen for fear of attracting a fatwa (religious opinion) calling for his death. For his movie, "2012", Emmerich wanted to demolish the Kaaba, the iconic cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mosque in Mecca. "You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have ... a fatwa", Emmerich said. At least he was honest.
After the massacre of most of the staff at the French satrirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, all major Western liberal newspapers, television networks and photo agencies, starting with the "Big Three" (MSNBC, CNN and AP), competed in justifying their shameful decision to censor the cover of Charlie Hebdo, in which the Islamic Prophet Mohammed says "all is forgiven." CNN said it might offend "the sensitivities of a Muslim audience." One year later, when Charlie Hebdo published a new cover depicting a Judeo-Christian "killer God" rather than the Islamic Prophet, CNN showed it.
In 2015, the BBC described the Charlie Hebdo's cover but did not show it, a choice that the British network did not repeat a year later when Charlie Hebdo released the new anti-Christian cover. The same double standard came from the British conservative paper the Daily Telegraph, which cut the cover with the caricature of Mohammed but published one with an Abrahimitic God.
The Associated Press in 2015 censored the Islamic cartoons of Charlie Hebdo as well. The reason? "Deliberately provocative." In 2016, the agency had no trouble in showing the new cover depicting not Mohammed but the Judeo-Christian God.
This double standard of the liberal elite had also emerged at the New York Times, which out of "respect" towards the Muslim faith censored the Mohammed caricatures of Charlie Hebdo -- only to decide, in total disrespect, that the Gray Lady could and should publish the work "Eggs Benedict" by Nikki Johnson, exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum, in which condoms of various colors form the face of Pope Benedict XVI.
The "Caliph" of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ridiculed by Charlie Hebdo, triggered self-censorship because of "hate speech," while the work of Chris Ofili "The Holy Virgin Mary," in which the mother of Jesus is covered with feces and images of genitalia, was defended by the New York Times as "free speech." Does this now mean that some religions are more equal than others?
If an imam violently protests something, the liberal elite always supports the false charge of "Islamophobia." If a peaceful protest is led by a Catholic bishop, the same elite always rejects it under the name of "freedom of expression."
Forget the "Sexy Burqa".
On Halloween night, only the "Sexy Nun" is available, while "Caliph" Baghdadi can rape his Yazidi and Christian sex slaves with impunity.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Outrage as Cologne New Year’s Eve Sex Attacks Wiped from Crime Record

Events in Cologne on New Year’s Eve gained international attention as mobs of migrants robbed insiscriminately and launched group sex attacks on a scale previously unseen in Europe, but they failed to make any impact on police statistics. Of the 500 attacks which were filed in detail with the police, only 17 appear in the Police Crime Statistics (PKS) — the best known and most often cited police statistics — and those that do appear are recorded for the months of April and June.
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) MP Ina Scharrenbach noticed the discrepancy between reports of the events of New Year’s Eve and the lack of any indication they occurred in official police data, and demanded to know where the other reports went.
The state’s Interior Minister, Ralf Jäger, told her that reports of crime are not recorded in the PKS until they are forwarded to the public prosecutor and explained that “this is not always the same as the month in which the crime was committed”.
In addition, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) minister said cases are only submitted to the prosecutor if they are particularly serious. “The vast majority of acts on New Year’s Eve in Cologne were criminal offenses like pickpocketing, and insults on a sexual basis,” he said.
Scharrenberg, the CDU faction’s spokesman in the parliamentary committee for the events of New Year’s Eve, said: “It takes my breath away that the offences of the night were apparently not serious enough to be detected.”
While group sex attacks have been brushed under the table in North Rhine-Westphalia, authorities in Brandenburg last month announced a new methodology was put in place to ensure that as many “right-wing crimes” as possible are recorded in police statistics.
Brandenburg Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke said the influx of migrants to Germany seen last year had brought about a surge of such crimes. He spoke to rbb24 about how the state has made changes to its recording system so that this will be reflected in the data.
The SPD politician explained: “The police will count each attack, in which there is no evidence that the perpetrator has no right wing motivation, [as a right-wing hate crime] in the statistics.”
A police report from the German federal police (BKA) in July revealed that across Germany on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Stuttgart, and other cities over 1,200 women were sexually assaulted.

Turkey's Wars

By Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen

Turkish air and ground forces are attacking northern Syria.  The target is not ISIS – the presumed threat to Turkish interests – but rather Kurdish forces that have borne the brunt of anti-ISIS ground fighting and are key to the battle for Mosul in Iraq. 
Since the July aborted coup in Ankara, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been making internal war against what it calls the "Gülenist threat," followers of Turkish cleric Fetullah Gülen, who Erdoğan believes engineered the coup.  Tens of thousands of Turks have been arrested, dismissed from their jobs, and otherwise harassed.  Turkey has also been conducting an external war – either overtly or by proxy – to control sensitive areas of Iraq and Syria and short-circuit any possibility of Kurdish independence or large-scale autonomy emerging from the wreckage of wars in both those countries.
After shelling Kurdish positions just north of Aleppo, the Turkish Air Force bombed headquarters, ammunition dumps, and shelters.  Turkish sources claimed 200 dead; Kurdish sources said 10 people were killed.  They were PKK, said the Turks – members of the Peoples Workers Party, which has carried out operations inside Turkey for decades.  The People's Protection Units (YPG), however, said in a statement that the airstrikes targeted fighters from the YPG-affiliated Jaish al-Thuwar (Revolutionary Front), which was advancing against ISIS in the city of Ifrin.
Turkey makes little distinction among Kurdish groups.  The U.S. takes a different tack, agreeing that the PKK is a terrorist organization but arming and training the YPG and finding it the most effective force on the ground fighting ISIS.  A U.S. official says the particular Kurds targeted this time were not among those we have trained, so there were no Americans in the area of Turkish fire.  This time.  But the possibility of direct U.S.-Turkish confrontation is rising daily.
There has been little mention of Turkey's wars in the American press, aided by the fact that militias, rebel armies, terrorist groups, and sub-state actors sound like alphabet soup: FSA, PKK, PYD, YPG, JAN, ISIS, AQI, and more fight in Syria and Iraq.  Even when they have names, Americans are likely to find themselves confused.  How does Jaish al-Thuwar relate to the Khalid ibn al-Walid Brigade, or the Free Syrian Army or the Authenticity and Development Group, the Sun Battalion, the Al-Qousi Brigade, or the Truthful Promise Brigade?
Confusion is serving Turkey well.
There are an estimated 60 million Kurds in the Middle East and adjacent regions, divided among Turkey (25.8 million), Iran (11 million), Iraq (10.2 million), Syria (4 million), and Afghanistan (9 million).  Another 2 million are estimated to be in Europe, primarily in Germany. 
Turkey adamantly opposes independence for the Kurds, and the U.S. had trouble gaining even reluctant Turkish acceptance of Northern Iraq's regional autonomy after the 2003 ouster of Saddam from Baghdad.  The dissolution of Assad's control of Northern Syria and the possibility that Iraqi and Syrian Kurds might construct a contiguous Kurdish area appears to pose a greater problem for Turkey than the rise and spread of ISIS.  It is against the Syrian Kurds, therefore, not ISIS that Turkey has been operating for months.
In late August, Turkey directly intervened with tanks and planes to assist the Syrian Nour el-din el-Zinki rebel group in attacking Kurdish forces.  The Kurds, members of the YPG militia, had captured the ISIS-held town of Manbij, but the Turks wanted them to hand the town over to its proxy.  The U.S. caved to Turkish demands and ordered the YPG – its ally – out of town.
Following U.S. pressure on the Kurds, the Turks have increased the pace and lethality of their attacks.  Unsurprisingly, Kurdish groups have begun to challenge reliability of the West – and the U.S. in particular.  This round of fighting began just before a scheduled visit to Turkey by U.S. secretary of defense Ashton Carter.  Carter, no doubt planning to ensure continued use of Turkey's Incirlik air base to launch strikes against ISIS and to support Iraq, struck a conciliatory tone toward Ankara when asked about the airstrikes – something sure to rankle the Kurdish militias.  "With respect to Turkey, our partnership is very strong in the counter-ISIL campaign," he said.  "We're working with the Turks now very successfully to help them secure their border area."
To many in the Middle East, the United States not only appears unreliable, which is bad enough, but seems to have frequently abandoned its friends and allies, which is worse.  In the Obama administration, not only the president, but also the vice president, secretary of state, and secretary of defense bear responsibility for these impressions.  While Turkey is, by treaty, an American ally and a NATO member, the U.S. has to either rein in the Turks or face the consequence of a powerful and reckless Turkish government shooting up Turkey and its neighborhood – and our allies.
If the Kurds are really the West's best hope for a ground force against ISIS, there are several steps the U.S. can and should take to impress upon the Turkish government the seriousness with which we take their aggression in Syria and Iraq.
As matters of policy, the U.S. should:
  • Insist that Turkey stop attacks on Kurds outside Turkish territory.
  • Demand that Turkey remove its forces from Iraq and Syria.
  • Demand that Erdoğan restore rule of law to Turkey and end the persecution of Gülenists and Kurds.
Moving from demands to action, the U.S. should:
  • Stop delivery of military hardware to Turkey, including spare parts, and demand that all NATO allies do the same.
  • Stop cooperation and any coordination with Turkey's military and intelligence organs until Turkey complies.
  • Increase the arms flow as well as intelligence and other cooperation with the Kurds to ensure they are defended as well as possible.
Without these steps, Turkey, a powerful country, will become a genuine threat to the region as it tries to reestablish a modern form of Ottoman suzerainty.

Police Investigate Islamist Plot After ‘Device’ Found on Train

Police are investigating the potential Islamist links of an Asian-appearance 19 year old male from north London today after officers destroyed what has been described as a homemade device on a train in North Greenwich. The device was destroyed in a controlled explosion on Thursday afternoon, and the unnamed suspect was detained under counter-terror laws on Friday afternoon on the Holloway Road in north London. Police are presently investigating the political and religious links, if any, of the man, and his mental health history.
Britain’s Guardian newspaper reports the device destroyed on the train was a homemade one, built “with the intention of exploding”, and police do not believe it was intended as a hoax.
Officers are now investigating the potential plot, and suspect the arrested man was planning more attacks. A memo from the government’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre discussed the event, remarking on: “…the discovery of a suspected viable improvised explosive device (IED) on a London Underground train yesterday.
“It is unknown who placed the device and what their motivation was. Therefore it remains possible that the perpetrator may attempt to place further devices. The threat level will continue to be reviewed as further information is received”.
The Daily Telegraph reports the attack-warning level in London for public transport has been raised to severe, and the Ministry of Defence put out a warning to personnel to expect further devices.
An eye-witness to the arrest told the newspaper:
He was just walking down the street doing his business.
He was just a normal guy walking along slowly.
He was definitely Asian and he definitely had black hair and I think he was in his twenties.
Officers came from behind him and tasered him.
They jumped on him. He was on the floor.
They checked him. They put him in a car and took him away.
I saw the whole thing from where I work.
The man was arrested by heavily armed officers and a taser stun-gun was deployed to help subdue the resisting suspect. Although it is unknown whether the man is associated with the institution, he was arrested outside London’s Metropolitan University, which has been linked in the past with radical Islamist speakers invited by the University’s Islamic Society, and with abuse of ‘Tier 4’ educational visas to the United Kingdom.

Red Alert! Protestant Couple "Security Threat" to Turkey!

Over the past several years Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pressured Greece to construct a mosque in Athens. He has criticized the country which boasts the only European capital without a mosque. He does not hide his passion for mosques worldwide.
In 2015 Erdogan proposed the construction of a mosque in secular, Communist-ruled Cuba. Also in 2015, he went to Moscow for the inauguration of the biggest mosque in the Russian capital.
Earlier this year Erdogan pleasantly announced his presence at the opening of the biggest mosque in Amsterdam. The mosque is called "Hagia Sophia," named after a Greek Orthodox Christian basilica built in 537 AD in Constantinople, reflecting the typical Muslim extremist obsession with "conquest." Recently Erdogan has also been eyeing Iraq.
As recently as April, Erdogan attended the opening ceremony of a culture center and mosque in Maryland, United States. The complex, the only one in the United States to feature two minarets, was constructed in the style of 16th century Ottoman architecture, with a central dome, half domes and cupolas, echoing Istanbul's Suleymaniye Mosque. At the ceremony, Erdogan said: "Unfortunately, we are going through a rough time all around the world. Intolerance towards Muslims is on the rise not only here in the United States but also around the globe." Intolerance toward Muslims?
Back in Turkey, an article published in the monthly magazine of the country's powerful (and wealthy) Islamic Directorate for Religious Affairs (Diyanet in Turkish) warned of the spreading new "religion" of Jediism -- the religion of the Jedi knights from the Star Wars film series. But not all "religious tolerance" stories in Turkey are equally off the wall.
Synagogues in Turkey have quietly tightened security. Scholar Rifat Bali, who has written several books on Turkey's Jews, says that Christians and Jews are being targeted.
Indeed, threats against Christians and churches on social media by Islamists in Turkey have intensified. "Some people have sent death threats to the mobile phones of 15 pastors," says Umut Sahin, the secretary-general of the Union of Protestant Churches, an umbrella organization for Protestant denominations in Turkey.
Andrew Craig Brunson, pastor at a protestant church in Izmir, on Turkey's Aegean coast, survived an armed attack on April 11, 2011. The attacker, Mehmet Ali Eren, shouted: "Traitors! We'll bomb your church!" Eren had just been acquitted in a trial on charges of being a member of al-Qaeda.
Brunson and his wife, Norine Lyn, have been living in Turkey for 20 years. On October 7, the couple was summoned to a police station. The police told them that they would be deported from Turkey because they "posed a national security threat" to the country. A two-member terror organization? Bombings and killings? Not exactly that, the police explained. The pastor and his wife were being expelled on grounds of posing a security threat because they had carried out "missionary activity and received money from sources abroad."
There must be merely a few thousand Protestants in Turkey, a country of nearly 80 million people, where politicians often boast that 99% of the population is Muslim. Why do nearly 80 million people view a few thousand people as threats to their national security just because the few thousand belong to a different faith? This question probably falls not into the scope of theological discipline, nor political science, but social psychiatry.
But there is a more serious aspect of this limitless Islamic hypocrisy. Erdogan should explain why he persistently demands more and more tolerance for Muslims living in non-Muslim lands, including the building of mosques in every capital, while his government can deport two Protestants on the spurious grounds that they pose a security threat to his country. The Islamophobia that Erdogan never ceases to claim exists in the Western world may or may not be a real social malady, but non-Muslimphobia in Turkey is increasingly a contagious malady. Erdogan's determined denials do not make him right; instead he further proves his religious-ideological incompatibility with Western democracies.

'You English are stupid' Shocked foster couple warn refugee 'children' are exploiting UK

A COUPLE who have years of experience fostering refugees have spoken of their shock when the migrant “children” turned out to be fully-grown adults who's first request was for a razor.Sarah and Giles, using false names over fears of reprisals, say migrant children who claim to be 15 are actually in their mid-twenties and ask them for razors. One migrant “child” who claimed to be a teenager reportedly told the pair: “You English are so stupid – I’m in my twenties.”They added that flabbergasted GPs and dentists refused to treat the refugees as minors, with one elderly doctor allegedly telling the foster couple: “If that lad is 14, I am 23.” Sarah described the farce when she and Giles were told to take in a 15-year-old boy from Albania.She told the Daily Mail: “We were waiting in the corridor when we looked around and he had lit up a cigarette, which was not a great start. “He had a shirt undone to his stomach and a gold medallion and winklepicker-type shoes. “He lived with us for two years and went to school as a 15 and 16-year-old.“But later we found a wage slip he had left lying around which showed he had been working. “But he was using a different name complete with a National Insurance number. “When he left us he laughed and said, ‘You English are so stupid – I’m in my twenties’.“Ruefully, we had to agree with him – it felt like a slap in the face. “We notified social services, but no action was taken.” The couple say they are often asked to take in migrants who claim to be under 18. Sarah said: “It usually starts in the night, with a call from a duty social worker who says, ‘The police have stopped a truck of migrants and one is claiming to be under 18. Can you take him?’“But it isn’t long before the tell-tale signs the “child” is really an adult begin to emerge. “The first thing they want is a razor. It’s a dead giveaway. We have boys of our own, but some of these asylum kids have beards and growths only fully-grown adults have.” But the pair, who have fostered dozens of asylum seeker children, say they were shocked when many turned out to be adults but added that social services had “no interest” in the worrying trend. Sarah and Giles’ concerning revelations come amid a row over the arrival of refugee “children” from migrant camps in Calais who appear to be up to 38 years old, according to facial recognition technology.New Home Office figures show more than two-thirds of refugees who had their ages assessed were found to be adults despite claiming to be children. Data from the year ending in June reveals that 1,060 asylum applicants' ages were called into question. Of the 933 who were recorded as having an age assessment, 636 (68 per cent) were deemed to be over 18.

Friday, October 21, 2016

German Pensioner Couple Forced to Live in Migrant Accommodation

A pensioner couple in Germany have been faced with the choice of either living in an asylum home with migrants or be made homeless due to the lack of housing in the city of Bonn.

Uwe and Margitta Lange are like many elderly German couples, retired or out of work. Housing shortages across the country have led to a rise in rents leaving many elderly Germans unable to afford their apartments on their small monthly benefits.
The city of Bonn in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia where Mr. and Mrs. Lange live has decided that the pair will have to reside among migrants in an asylum home or they will face the prospect of living on the streets, reports Die Welt.
The couple, aged 58 and 60, were unable to afford the €800-a-month rent on their previous apartment due to the fact that Uwe, a former truck driver, receives only €600 a month in retirement benefits and Margitta collects €650 in unemployment benefits. Mrs. Lange is recovering from cancer and suffers from constant pain.
The couple has been housed in a so-called “migrant container” — a 140 square foot space distinctly different from their former 540 square foot apartment. The pair admitted that they were initially very scared of moving into the asylum camp.”In the beginning, we were really afraid. We had no idea of what they are like,” said Mrs. Lange.

“In the beginning, we were really afraid. We had no idea of what they are like,” said Mrs. Lange.
The hygiene conditions of the migrant village have been an issue for the pair who have complained about the shared kitchen and now prefer to go out for their meals. They have also questioned why they are being made to live in a migrant container when a building next door, which also houses migrants, has much bigger apartments with private showers and toilets.
The problem of housing for senior citizens is a nationwide issue in Germany, and according to the city of Bonn Mr. and Mrs. Lange’s situation is temporary until construction of properties for the elderly is completed. In the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1979 there were more than 1.9 million homes allocated for social housing, which has fallen to just 477,000.
Last year in Eschbach a German woman was told that she was to be evicted in order to allow migrants to live in her home. Gabrielle Keller, a nurse, had lived in the government-owned apartment for over 16 years before being told she had to leave to make way for asylum seekers.
“In some cases it will be impossible to avoid in the future that the homeless are housed in refugee camps as well as sporadically refugees have to be moved into homeless shelters,” said a spokesman for the city and claimed that migrants would not be given priority.
However in other countries this is not the case. In the Swedish town of  Enköpings local politicians have approved a proposal to send locals to the back of the queue for social housing in order to allow migrants to live in government-owned accommodation.
Breitbart London reported in 2015 on elderly residents being evicted from their homes so their retirement centre could be converted to migrant accommodation.
Local reports stated the residents were offered money to keep quiet and leave quickly, but the 10 residents who were to be sent away to make way for 144 migrants weren’t happy about the decision.

WikiLeaks: Hillary received debate questions ahead of time

Republican candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday that Clinton should resign from the presidential race after WikiLeaks published emails proving she received two debate questions ahead of time.
"It was just learned that Hillary Clinton was given the exact questions to a previous debate word for word by Donna Brazile [a CNN commentator - ed.], who is now under tremendous pressure to resign from the DNC, as she should be,” Trump said. “But I ask you, why shouldn't Hillary Clinton resign from the race? She was given these questions. She used these questions, studied the questions, got the perfect answer for the questions and never said that she did something that was totally wrong and inappropriate, hence the name Crooked Hillary.”
“Donna Brazile, she should resign,” Trump saiid. “She looked like such a fool last night on television trying to say, well, she didn't know what was going on. She had no idea. She said, get me out of here. She got the questions.”
Both Brazile and CNN have denied sharing any questions with the Clinton campaign ahead of time.
“She gave them to Hillary Clinton,” he continued. “Hillary Clinton didn't say ‘I’d like to announce that a mistake was made and I can't take these'—I mean, look, how many questions are there, right? Can you imagine if I got the questions? They would call for the re-establishment of the electric chair. Do you agree with that? She got the questions and didn't report it. She went out there knowing the questions. She didn't report it. That is very dishonest. She's a very dishonest person."

Attacker Says ‘There is Only One Master — Allah’, Punches Teacher in Front of Pupils

A primary school teacher was beaten outside his classroom by two young men who called him a racist after seeing the man rebuke a child of non-European origin.

The teacher was violently attacked near the entrance of his school while walking back from Marais Stadium, in Argenteuil in Val-d’Oise, with his pupils after a PE class.
After Paul Langevin reprimanded one of the children in his class on Monday who was being disruptive and using bad language, two young men jumped out of their car screaming “Don’t you talk to her like that, racist”, at the 50 year old.
Mr. Langevin protested: “But I am their master”, using the word maître, which also means ‘primary school teacher’ in French. One of the men replied: “And I am a thug” as the other knocked him to the ground from behind. Both assailants then beat the teacher.
As they ran from the scene one of the young men shouted: “There’s only one master and it is Allah.”
Mayor of Argenteuil, George Mothron, denounced the “totally unprovoked attack” on Mr. Langevin, who had to be taken to hospital following the incident.
There have been several attacks on teachers in recent days, against a backdrop of growing concern over attacks on public servants in France. At a vocational school in Calais on Friday a teacher was left with a broken jaw and several missing teeth after a studentpunched him in the face during class.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls took to Twitter to condemn the trend. He wrote, “Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-d’Oise: The state will continue unabated [to pursue] those who attack our teachers, our schools, and our law enforcement.”

Hundreds of police officers held an unauthorised demonstration in central Paris on Tuesday to protest rising violence against the police and forced overtime amid more than 18 months of France being in a state of heightened security due to the Islamist terror threat.

Britain’s Virtue-Signalling Wankerati Welcome Syria’s Refugee Men-Children

Hordes of Syrian man-children are currently invading Britain – ‘kids’ who look at least ten years older than they claim. The Home Office says it would be quite, quite wrong to test their age by examining their teeth because that would be “inappropriate and unethical”.

Using your skill and judgement, see if you can guess which aspect of this scandal is most troubling the British celebrity chattering classes, aka the Wankerati.
Is it:
a) Potentially dangerous illegal migrants are burning their passports and lying about their age in order to take advantage of the gullibility, inefficiency and political correctness of Britain’s immigration officers and gain citizenship to which they are in no way entitled, at the expense of more deserving candidates and without the consent of the British people, who are going to be stuck forever with these cheating scumbags;
b) The French. It’s the bloody French’s fault. They’ve been desperate to get rid of the violent, sexually predatory, criminal mob of migrants making life hell for everyone in the Calais Jungle and this “Zut alors! But we thought all Syrian children had crow’s feet, walking sticks and white beards!” buck-passing is their devious French way of getting rid of a few of them, knowing the English will be too polite to complain:
c) Britain’s hard-pressed social services are being overwhelmed. As Harriet Sergeantreports in this must-read article in the Daily Mail, workers in residential care homes are now wearily used to having to house refugees in their 20s and 30s masquerading as children. Naturally, this has a disastrous effect on both the local schools forced to take these patently unsuitable adults into their classrooms, and also on the care homes where these dodgy young men corrupt the real children with drugs, alcohol, and sex.
Yes, you guessed correctly: it’s none of the above.
Instead, what most exercises the Wankerati is this one:
d) Expressing any form of reservation about migrants is racist and evil.
Taking the lead on this issue was Lily Allen, the privileged millionaire pop starlet daughter of a millionaire comedy actor, best known for her songs about cocaine hangovers, wet patches on bedsheets, and the one about how awful racists are which goes: “Fuck you. Fuck you very mu-u-u-u-ch.” (I’m actually quite a fan, btw. But that racist song one really was quite demeaningly trite and lame and she really should have nixed it.)
Lily went to visit the Calais Jungle for a few hours and was moved to tears by the plight of a 13-year old (or so he claimed) boy from Afghanistan. It subsequently emerged that the boy’s father had been a commander in the Islamist group Hezb-e Islami, led by the Butcher of Kabul, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar – but had fled to Britain when it became clear that his side were about to be defeated by the British- and U.S.-backed Northern Alliance. Lily nonetheless felt compelled to apologise on behalf of her country – and then to accuse critics who called her on this of being “Nazis”.
But Lily was merely the bellwether for the celebrity flock who, in the last few days, have been bleating ever more noisily about how terrible it is to criticise refugees, even refugees who claim to be 13 but have the skin, bone-structure, and manner of men fast approaching middle age.
Here’s Gary Lineker.
(Lineker – for the benefit of U.S. readers – is Britain’s foremost potato chip salesman and was formerly a successful football player.)
What really sent the Wankerati into virtue-signalling overdrive, however, was when they thought they’d spotted a weakness in the refugee opponents’ case.
Apparently, one of the grown-up looking refugee children that nasty right-wing people, including the nasty right-wing Sun, had criticised on Twitter wasn’t actually pretending to be a child at all: he was an interpreter!!!
Great was the rejoicing in Wankerdom at this wonderful news. It meant that everyone who had attacked the lovely, sweet, enriching man-children refugees wasn’t just evil – but ignorant and wrong, too.
Cue, much hopping aboard the Twitter Outrage Bus. (I would put up their tweets but unfortunately the key one has since been taken down so they make no sense.) Among the passengers: Gary Lineker, activist blonde Caroline Criado Perez, comedy scriptwriter David Schneider…
But then – as Guido first spotted – disaster struck. It turned out the story was false – the result of a misunderstanding (or possibly worse) by a charity called TACT care.
Well, fine. But even supposing for a moment they hadn’t been revealed in this way to be self-serving, gullible, virtue-signalling fools desperate to believe any old tittle-tattle which served their cause, even supposing that this particular guy had been an actual interpreter – then so what? Would that invalidate the myriad of other examples of refugee children who patently aren’t children but grown-ups? (In Britain, last year, according to Eurostate, 3045 unaccompanied minors claimed asylum, of which 91 per cent were male and only 8 per cent were under 14.)

Or is it perhaps, yet another case of the Wankerati doing what they always do: clutching at straws, burying their heads in the sand, and seizing yet another opportunity to pontificate and virtue-signal about a problem that isn’t going to affect them much, cushioned as they are by money and celebrity.