Sweden: Christian Asylum Seekers Hounded Out Of Immigrant Housing By Muslim Residents

sweden_flagChristian asylum seekers, most from Syria, were intimidated and bullied by Muslim residents. The Christian asylum seekers moved out of the asylum house in Sweden.  Does Sweden know how to deal with bullies?

“They dared not stay. The atmosphere became too intimidating. And they got no help.”

A group of Christian asylum seekers in Sweden were subjected to bullying tactics by Muslim neighbors for wearing the symbol of the cross.

The group consisted of two Christian families who lived in an asylum house of approximately 80 individuals – the majority of whom were Syrian Muslims. Described as “fundamentalist Islamists” by major Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the other residents told the Christians they were not to wear their symbols of faith in the building, and they would not be allowed to use the communal areas while they were in use by Muslims.

After being threatened and harassed on a number of occasions the small group of Christians, which are likely to have been Syrian Christian refugees fleeing the Islamic State, packed and left “fearing for their own safety”. A spokesman for the government migration agency responsible for the centre they had been staying in said:

“They dared not stay. The atmosphere became too intimidating. And they got no help… They chose themselves to organize new address and moved away without our participation because they felt a discomfort”.

Remarkably, the incident has not been reported to the police. Instead migration agency officials visited the home to “provide information about Swedish law” to the “fundamentalist Islamists” there in the hope of preventing them from acting unkindly towards Christians again. BreitBart

Syrian ‘Migrants’ Going To Europe

The ‘migrants’ from the Middle East are bypassing Eastern Europe, the Balkans… to get to Germany, Sweden, and the U.K.

Syrians, Iraqis and others entering Greece, Macedonia, Serbia or Hungary are safe in those countries and, in line with EU rules, should have their asylum applications processed there, Hungary PM Viktor Orban told a gathering of Hungarian diplomats in Budapest.

‘If they want to continue on from Hungary, it’s not because they are in danger, it’s because they want something else,’ he said, adding that the migrants’ target was Germany and ‘a German life’ not physical safety. DailyMail

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They are young. They are fit. They clearly know what they want. They have no intention of staying and fighting in Syria. Instead they have travelled overland through Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and into Hungary. They say their last stop is Germany.

None of them wants to stay in Hungary or any of they countries they have transited. As one they see Germany as a future because Chancellor Angela Merkel told them so. Besides, Hungary police want to fingerprint them, check any travel documents and stop their progress as specified by EU regulations.

The Aleppo Boys want none of it. They understand why some of their compatriots broke out of a refugee camp on Friday night and decided to try and walk to Germany.

“No good here in Hungary. No good,” said their leader Muhammad. “They try and lock us up. But we want Germany, there it is good. We have to worry about nothing there. They give us food and house and job.

“Hungary just want to watch us all the time.” BreitBart

Syrian Refugees Using Expensive Phones To Take Selfies Upon Arriving In Europe

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Fighting age Syrian men use a selfie stick to take a group photo after landing  on the Greek island of Kos.

The image, captured by a Reuters photographer, offers a contrast to the media images more commonly associates with Europe’s migrant crisis.

The group in the photograph appears to have crossed part of the Aegean Sea in an overcrowded dinghy from Turkey. itv

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Fleeing from a war zone grab your phone and a selfie stick?  Migrants or Invaders?

French-American Hero Of Train Attack

6672156239_822c689d3d_q_FranceFrench-American professor Mark Moogalian, who was shot as he tried to disarm a gunman on the Amsterdam-Paris train, gave his first interview from his hospital bed.

The Paris-based professor, who will be given France’s prestigious Legion d’Honneur medal for his bravery once he has recovered, managed to wrestle the rifle off Khazzani before being shot in the back with the attacker’s second gun.

Moogalian was travelling with his wife Isabelle Risacher when he spotted Khazzani “behaving strangely” near the train toilets.

“I then saw him coming out of the toilet and saw another man struggling with him from behind,” he recounted. The man who had grabbed Khazzani is a French banker who has asked to remain anonymous.

Moogalian, a professor at Paris’s famed Sorbonne University, rushed to his aid. “We struggled, and somehow I managed to get the Kalashnikov out of the gunman’s grip,” he said.

‘I’ve got the weapon!’

Moogalian said he then ran through the train towards his wife, shouting “I’ve got the weapon!” “But then I heard gunshots and I felt a huge pain in my back,” he said. “I fell between the seats and let go of the weapon. I didn’t know he also had a handgun.”

Moogalian told Paris Match that he collapsed on the ground bleeding profusely. Khazzani retrieved the rifle, while Moogalian “played dead because I thought he was going to finish me off, to kill me”. France24

 

Moroccan Train Gunman Charged With Terror Attack

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins

French prosecutors do not believe Khazzani’s claims that he planned to rob people and found the weapons and cell phone the night before in a park.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins noted Khazzani’s claims were “barely credible” and “absurd”
Molins outlined suspicious details:  Purchasing a first class train ticket, given his claims to be sleeping rough in Brussels. “That Khazzani flew back in June from a town in southern Turkey — “a possible passageway into Syria” — and that he watched a video “calling for violent acts in the name of radical Islam” on his phone prior to launching the attack.”

Prosecutors have charged a Moroccan man over last week’s attack on a high-speed French train, accusing him of a “targeted and premeditated” jihadist assault that would have ended in carnage had passengers not intervened.

Ayoub El Khazzani, a Moroccan national, has been charged with attempted murder of a terrorist nature and remanded in custody, according to the prosecutor’s submissions.

Earlier Tuesday, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Khazzani had boarded a high-speed train in Brussels Friday armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and 270 rounds of ammunition, as well as a Luger pistol, a bottle of petrol and a box-cutter.

The 25-year-old walked out of a toilet cubicle armed and topless before being wrestled to the floor and subdued by two young American off-duty servicemen, their friend and a 62-year-old British consultant who have since been given France’s top honour, the Legion d’Honneur.

A Franco-American man was shot and wounded in the attack. AFP

The President of France Awards Train Heroes The Legion of Honor

The President of France awarded the the Legion of Honor – France’s highest award for bravery- to four men on the Amsterdam-Paris train that subdued the terrorist.

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(l-r) British businessman Chris Norman, US student Anthony Sadler, US Airman Spencer Stone and US National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos pose with French President Francoise Hollande.

Three Americans and a British grandfather who prevented ‘carnage’ by tackling the French train terrorist have been awarded France’s highest honour for bravery.

U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, their friend Anthony Sadler and Briton Chris Norman were presented with the Legion d’Honneur at the Elysee Palace in Paris. French President Francois Hollande, who pinned on their medals, praised the men for taking action in the face of terrorism.

The ceremony was held as the first heroic passenger who wrestled a machine gun from the terrorist was today revealed to be an American professor.

Mark Moogalian, an academic at the University of Paris, was shot in the neck as he fought with Ayoub El-Khazzani on board the high-speed service from Amsterdam to Paris. The other four men then stepped in to overpower the attacker and tie him up.  DailyMail

Nazi Treasure Train Found In Poland?

Two men in Poland claim they have found a legendary Nazi train that went missing near the end of World War II that was loaded with gems, guns, and valuable art.

According to local lore, the train was loaded with a trove of precious gems, priceless art and gold when it slipped into the mountains. Polish authorities are taking the claim seriously. Marika Tokarska, an official in the southwestern Polish district of Walbrzych, told the Associated Press, “We believe that a train has been found.”

As officials work to verify the train’s existence, Mary Kate Cleary of the London-based Art Recovery Group says her group is preparing for the possible chance to reconnect families with decades-old stolen property.

“The Nazis were notorious plunderers of art, cultural property and other valuables,” Cleary told CTV News Channel Thursday afternoon.

“They would engage in a systematic campaign to dispossess particularly Jewish communities and other enemies of the Nazi regime of their property.”

Trains were typically used to transport the stolen property back to the German Reich, Cleary said. The supposed discovery is said to have been made in an area of Poland that formerly belonged to Germany.

“If this train was one of those such trains, then it would contain materials from Eastern European countries, possibly dispossessed from Jews, victims of the Holocaust,” Clearly said.

If that’s the case, Cleary hopes her organization will work to return the property to their rightful owners. CTV News

U.S. Servicemen Overpower Gunman On Amsterdam-Paris Train

Update:  Chris Norman, a 62-year-old British businessman, rushed to help subdue the gunman after he was tackled by three Americans.

Speaking to reporters Saturday, Norman recounted the terrifying moment when he realised an armed gunman was on board the train.

“I saw someone running down the aisle to the front of the train. I stood up to see what was happening and saw a man with what I think was an AK-47,” he said.

“My first reaction was to sit down and hide. Then I heard an American say ‘go get him’. I decided it was really the only chance was to act as a team and try to take down the assailant.

“My thought was I’m probably going to die anyway so let’s go. I’d rather die active trying to get him down than simply sit in the corner and be shot.”

Norman said that after Stone tackled the gunman and Skarlatos took his weapon away from him, he came in to grab his right arm while another passenger, a French off-duty train conductor, held down the left arm.

“To be honest I don’t why he was unable to get a shot off. I believe his gun jammed, I believe we are all extremely lucky,” he said.  France24

Update:  The Americans were wrongly identify as Marines : Three Americans are being hailed as heroes Saturday for tackling and disarming a gunman on a high-speed train travelling between Amsterdam and Paris Friday.

Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, was traveling with childhood friends Spencer Stone, an Air Force serviceman from Carmichael, California, and Alek Skarlatos, a National Guardsmen from Roseburg, Oregon, when they heard a gunshot and breaking glass. FoxNews

Update: Injured in the attack was two U.S. Marines and French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade.  One of the Marines was shot in the neck, although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.  The courage of the two U.S. Marines saved a lot of lives.

Chris Norman, a 62-year-old British consultant, told reporters he had been sitting in the same carriage as the Americans when they heard a shot.

“I looked up and saw a guy carrying an AK-47 or at least I assume it was some kind of machine-gun,” he said. “It could have been a real carnage, there’s no question about that.”

Alek Skarlatos, a 22-year-old member of the U.S. National Guard from Oregon, said his friend, who is also in the military, had been injured while he grappled with the gunman. They eventually got the attacker under control, Norman said.

“I just got back from Afghanistan last month, and this was my vacation from Afghanistan,” Skarlatos said. MSN

Pentagon spokesman Commander William Urban said: ‘We are aware of the reports and can only confirm that one military member was injured in the incident.’

Reports from Spain named the 26-year-old attacker as Ayoub el-Qahzzani. El Pais claimed that the terror suspect had recently been in Syria before returning to Europe to launch his attack.  It is understood that the gunman boarded the train, which had more than 550 passengers on board, in Brussels and made his move as soon as it crossed into France. DailyMail

france-train-shooting-paris-arrasA gunman opened fire aboard a train en route from Amsterdam to Paris.  French police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of opening fire and wielding a knife on the train critically wounding three people. Two U.S. Marines heard the suspect loading the gun in a toilet and overpowered him.

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Norway Film Festival Rejects Israeli Filmmaker, Citing BDS As Only Reason

TheOtherDreamersFilmThe film, “The Other Dreamers, is about disabled children in Tel Aviv. The film was rejected from the ‘Human Rights Human wrongs’ festival in Oslo, Norway as the film dealt with Israel but did not include, address, and focus on Palestinian subject matter.

Israeli -Norwegian relations have hardly been a flash point in the troubled history of the Middle East. But a programming decision last week by a film festival in Oslo to reject a film simply for its Israeli­ness may have opened a new chapter in the boycott movement against Israel.

In an apologetic email received on Aug. 10, a filmmaker in Tel Aviv, Roy Zafrani, learned that his short documentary, “The Other Dreamers,” had been rejected by the Human Rights Human Wrongs festival, which focuses on political documentaries.

“We support the academic and cultural boycott of Israel,” wrote Ketil Magnussen, founder of the festival’s parent organization, the Oslo Documentary Cinema. He added that unless Mr. Zafrani’s films were about the “illegal occupation,” the blockade of Gaza, or discrimination against Palestinians, they would not be shown.

“I’m sorry,” he wrote. “Please let me know if you have documentary films that are dealing directly with the occupation.”

Mr. Zafrani, whose film has played dozens of festivals in the United States and abroad and deals with the lives of disabled children at a center near Tel Aviv. NYTimes

A great short history on Europe’s hatred toward Jews.

Alan Dershowitz – Europe’s Alarming Push to Isolate Israel

When President Barack Obama warned of “international fallout” if Israel fails to embrace the latest U.S. Middle East peace proposal, Newsmax asked noted author and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz to comment on the growing talk of a European boycott against Israel.

Why are so many of the grandchildren of Nazis and Nazi collaborators who brought us the Holocaust once again declaring war on the Jews?

Why have we seen such an increase in anti-Semitism and irrationally virulent anti-Zionism in western Europe?

To answer these questions, a myth must first be exposed. That myth is the one perpetrated by the French, the Dutch, the Norwegians, the Swiss, the Belgians, the Austrians, and many other western Europeans: namely that the Holocaust was solely the work of German Nazis aided perhaps by some Polish, Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian collaborators.

False. Read more at NewsMax

France Laying Groundwork To Recognize ‘Palestine’ Instead of U.N Resolution

Eiffel Tower photoFrance’s seems to be backing away from its UN Middle East peace initiative.  The French seem appalled by the chaos in the Palestinian leadership.

The real reason the French government decided to bury the initiative is probably their realization that there are no serious buyers for the initiative on either side under current circumstances.

The French government went back on its decision about pursuing the U.N. resolution after French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah.

Fabius was appalled by the chaos in the Palestinian leadership and got the impression that PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who was hitherto regarded by the French as the ideal peace partner for Israel, has become part of the problem.  WesternJournalism

France is laying the groundwork to reward the chaotic Palestinian leadership.

Indications the French do not intend to bring a Middle East peace resolution to the UN Security Council in the coming months were strengthened Tuesday after Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met his Palestinian Authority counterpart and made no mention of the resolution in a statement after the meeting.

Following a meeting in Paris between Fabius and PA Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki, the French Foreign Ministry issued a statement that indicated Paris was beginning to set the groundwork for future French recognition of “Palestine.”

“The meeting,” according to the statement “also provided an opportunity to prepare for the first French-Palestinian intergovernmental seminar, the first session of which will be aimed at strengthening our relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.”

One senior Western diplomatic official told The Jerusalem Post recently that the French backtracked from their UN proposal after facing objections from both Israel, who objected to the idea of imposing a solution form the outside, and the Palestinians, because they were unhappy that the resolution did not give them everything they wanted.

Instead, he said, the French would likely offer a trade off: recognition now instead of the resolution. JPost

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Spain: Matisyahu, Jewish-American Reggae Singer, Performance Canceled By Festival Organizers Amid BDS Movement Pressure

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Update:  The Spanish music festival that disinvited Jewish American reggae singer Matisyahu over his refusal to endorse a Palestinian state apologized and extended a new invitation to the singer to perform, Spanish media reported Wednesday….

“Rototom publicly apologizes for canceling Matisyahu’s concert and announces that he has been invited to perform on Saturday, August 22 at the festival, as originally scheduled,” it says.

The statement blamed the local anti-Israel group BDS País Valencià, which campaigned to cancel Matisyahu’s invitation, for “pressures, threats and coercion” efforts that threatened to “seriously disrupt the normal functioning of the festival” and “prevented the management of the situation with clarity.” JPost 

Matisyahu’s performance was canceled in Spain because he would not sign a statement endorsing a Palestinian state.    Matisyahu, who was born Matthew Miller, is a Jewish-American.  The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement is showing it is not about a political stance, but it is a movement of  hatred toward Jews.

Organizers have canceled a concert by the Jewish American singer Matisyahu at an international reggae festival in Spain after he declined to state his position regarding a Palestinian state.

A local branch of the pro­Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement had campaigned against the concert in the town of Benicassim, accusing Matisyahu of being anti­Palestinian.

Rototom Sunsplash festival organizers said on their Facebook page they canceled the Aug. 22 concert because the singer declined “to declare himself regarding the war and in particular the right of the Palestinian people to have their own state.”

The World Jewish Congress on Sunday slammed the cancellation as anti-Semitic and urged Spanish authorities to take action. NYTimes

Matisyahu posted a response on his Facebook page.

“The festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement. They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions on Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to pacify the BDS people.

I support peace and compassion for all people. My music speaks for itself, and I do not insert politics into my music. Music has the power to transcend the intellect, ideas, and politics, and it can unite people in the process.

The festival kept insisting that I clarify my personal views; which felt like clear pressure to agree with the BDS political agenda. Honestly it was appalling and offensive, that as the one publicly Jewish-American artist scheduled for the festival they were trying to coerce me into political statements. Were any of the other artists scheduled to perform asked to make political statements in order to perform? No artist deserves to be put in such a situation simply to perform his or her art. Regardless of race, creed, country, cultural background, etc, my goal is to play music for all people. As musicians that is what we seek. – Blessed Love, Matis”

Sweden’s Response to Violent Migrant Beheading IKEA Shopper: Stop Selling Knives and Protect Immigrants From ‘Backlash’

Eritrea_MapThis week a Muslim asylum seeker from Eritrea (in the horn of Africa) beheaded an IKEA shopper in Sweden. Two IKEA shoppers, a 55-year-old  mother and her 28-year-old son, were killed and another man was wounded. The 36-year-old Eritrean suspect stabbed himself in the stomach but survived.  He was an asylum seeker facing deportation , he had been issued a deportation order to Italy.

IKEA’s response is to stop selling knives in the store.  Swedish authorities response is to protect immigrants from ‘Backlash’.

The IKEA superstore near Stockholm which witnessed a double murder this week by Eritrean asylum seekers has responded by ending the sale of kitchen knives in-store, and the government has stepped up its policing at asylum-lodgings to defend against a backlash.

The response of the Swedish authorities to the ‘stabbings’ which killed what is reported to be a Swedish native mother and son shopping in the Västerås branch of IKEA – the largest in the country – has mystified some international observers.

Immediately after the attack by the newly arrived migrants, who shared a room in a government asylum shelter and had only arrived in the country less than four weeks before, Swedish police rushed to protect migrant communities from “dark forces in society”.

“Local police across the region have been tasked with taking these measures, to be there for safety purposes for everyone there – those who work there and those who live there,” Vastmanland police spokesman Per Agren said, as quoted by Reuters. BreitBart