Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) started weekly protests in the city of Dresden in October. 17,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Dresden on December 22nd, the movement has been growing steadily with regular Monday demonstrations that continue to worry German officials.
Worryingly for Germany’s leaders, a Forsa opinion for “Stern” magazine last week revealed that one in eight Germans would join an anti-Muslim march if PEGIDA organised one in their home town.
In an unusually strong-worded New Year’s day address, Merkel said: “Today many people are again shouting on Mondays: ‘We are the people’. But in fact they mean: You do not belong – because of the colour of your skin or your religion.”
“So I say to everyone who goes to such demonstrations: Do not follow those who are appealing to you! Because too often there is prejudice, coldness, even hatred, in their hearts.”…
OECD figures published in December demonstrate that Germany received 400,000 immigrants in 2012, a figure that makes Germany Europe’s biggest immigrant destination.
The next demonstration is scheduled for January 5th, when Germany’s famed Cologne Cathedral will go dark to protest the PEGIDA rally.
France’s 75 percent super tax expires at the end of this month and unsurprisingly it will not be renewed. In 2012, President Francois Hollande imposed a 75 percent “super tax” on earnings over 1 million euros ($1.2 million) in France. It was not a popular move.
The tax actually raised little extra money and did little to offset France’s 84.7 billion euro budget deficit.
The Finance Ministry estimates the proceeds from the tax amounted to 260 million euros in its first year and 160 million in the second. That’s broadly in line with expectations, but tiny compared with a budget deficit which had reached 84.7 billion euros by the end of October.
This calculation does not include lost revenue from individuals and companies that left France for the U.K. Belgium, and Russia (actor Gerard Depardieu moved to Russia). It also does not include the lost revenue from those that did not locate businesses in France due to the high tax rate.
Under high taxes France has an unemployment rate of over 10 percent and an economy that has been described as ‘sickly.’
Hollande and his government have since sought to relieve business of around 40 billion euros of taxes and other charges, as unemployment at over 10 percent drives home the urgent need to attract investment to the sickly French economy.
“Disenchanted German citizens and right-wing extremists are joining forces to form a protest movement to fight what they see as the Islamization of the West. Is this the end of the long-praised tolerance of postwar Germany?”
Germany is the world’s second most popular destination for immigrants. In a current Spiegell poll 34 percent of citizens agreed that Germany is becoming increasingly Islamicized. The number of right wing protests in Germany are on the rise nationwide. In Dresden protests are staged each Monday with the number of citizens taking to the street increasing. “The group, which calls itself Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (and goes by the German acronym PEGIDA), demonstrates against economic migrants and a supposed “cultural foreign domination of our country”
German officials have become alarmed. “But the interior ministers failed to develop a convincing plan to effectively combat the problem. ‘We cannot label 10,000 people as right-wing extremists. That creates more problems than it solves,” says Saxony Interior Minister Markus Ulbig, a member of the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU). According to Ulbig, there were many “middle-class citizens” among the Dresden demonstrators, “and you can’t toss them all into the same Neo-Nazi pot.'”…
The demonstrators aren’t exactly making it easy for German authorities. Since the riots in Cologne, they have generally taken great pains to avoid committing prosecutable offences during the weekly protests, or being seen as too obviously in league with right-wing extremists.
The United States, Canada and Australia are helping Israel to pressure Switzerland and other states to thwart the conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions. “The Fourth Geneva Convention on the Rules of War was adopted in 1949 in a response to Nazi atrocities” since then it has met only twice, in 1999 and 2001, both times to deal with Israel. It seems the Geneva conference only applies to Israel.
Israel blasted Switzerland on Thursday for calling a special meeting of the High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention next week, which is expected to severely censure Israel for its actions in the West Bank and Gaza.
Switzerland, the Depository of the Fourth Geneva Convention, summoned the meeting following a request put forward by the Palestinian Authority after it joined the convention in April, following the breakdown of the US-backed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations… JPost
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement regarding the decision to convene a conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions:
“Canada has conveyed its deep concerns and has communicated clearly that it will neither attend this conference nor lend it any credibility.
“Canada is deeply disappointed by the convening of this one-sided and politicized conference, which serves only to single out one country, Israel, for criticism. Canada has complete faith in the strength of the rule of law in Israel, and we believe the Israelis are capable of investigating matters surrounding the events that took place in Gaza in the summer of 2014.
“This conference risks undermining the integrity and credibility of the Geneva Conventions and the neutrality of their application.
“Such a misguided approach will neither serve the cause of peace nor bring the parties closer to a negotiated settlement.” Canada Foreign Affairs
A creepy faceless doll has launched in the U.K. that is sharia compliant-faceless. That doll is wiping all of femininity away and saying to girls ‘you are nothing’. A girl receiving this type of doll can not relate to that unless she relates to nothing.
Although, how many girls would draw a face on that large white area and then get her doll thrown away?
“The face is an orchestra and the mouth its virtuoso soloist. A smile speaks a language older than any other and makes you marvel at the world playing out in the mind behind. One answers a smile with a smile. A smile is a gift I granted the woman in the park. A gift she could not grant me. How sad for her. For both of us. Or, perhaps, behind the veil, she did smile. If so, that smile was a poet shut away in a tower.”
From “Behind the veil – How the burqa is wiping the smiles off our faces” Read the essay by by Anson Cameron at Gates of Vienna
A new ‘Islamic doll’ with no facial features has been launched in Britain. The ‘Deeni Doll’ has no eyes, nose or mouth whatsoever in a bid to comply with Islamic rules governing the depiction of faces.
The doll was manufactured in China and designed in the UK by Ridhwana B. She told us: “I came up with the idea from scratch after speaking to some parents who were a little concerned about dolls with facial features.
“Some parents won’t leave the doll with their children at night because you are not allowed to have any eyes in the room.
“There is an Islamic ruling which forbids the depiction of facial features of any kind and that includes pictures, sculptures and, in this case, dolls.
“I spoke to a religious scholar in Leicester who guided me through what was and what was not permissible when producing the product. “The Deeni Doll has no face on it whatsoever and is Shariah compliant.”
The doll itself retails at £25 and, whilst it may not be the first of its kind in the world, it is thought to be the only one produced to such a high quality.
Ridhwana, a former teacher at a Lancashire Muslim school said: “The whole process took over four years from start to finish. Asian Image
Richard III -DNA shows he was not legit king show he was not. It is a 99.999% probability that the 15th-century skeleton found under a parking lot is Richard III. Analysis of the DNA suggest Richard III was blue eyed and 77% probability that he was blond as a child and his hair darkened during adolescence. The analysis has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree.
Their analysis shows that DNA passed down on the maternal side matches that of living relatives, but genetic information passed down on the male side does not.
However, given the wealth of other details linking the body to Richard III, the scientists conclude that infidelity is the most likely explanation….
Investigation of the male genealogy focused on the Y chromosome, a package of DNA that is passed down from father to son, much like a surname. Most living male heirs of the 5th Duke of Beaufort were found to carry a relatively common Y chromosome type, which is different from the rare lineage found in the car park remains.
Richard III and his royal rival, Henry Tudor (later Henry VII), were both descendants of King Edward III. The infidelity could, in theory, have occurred either on the branch leading back from Henry to Edward or on the branch leading from Richard to Edward.
Henry’s ancestor John of Gaunt was plagued by rumours of illegitimacy throughout his life, apparently prompted by the absence of Edward III at his birth. He was reportedly enraged by gossip suggesting he was the son of a Flemish butcher.
“Hypothetically speaking, if John of Gaunt wasn’t Edward III’s son, it would have meant that (his son) Henry IV had no legitimate claim to the throne, nor Henry V, nor Henry VI,” said Prof Schurer.
If Palestine is a State, how can Palestinians living in Palestine be refugees? Palestinian refugees differ from other refugees as their refugee status continues from one generation to the next.
Other refugees statelessness diminishes over time but not the Palestinians. This anomaly is explained by several factors, one factor is the UN. The UNRWA agency broadened the definition of Palestinian refugees to include descendants.
Sweden is the fifth largest supporter of UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency…. The Swedes say Palestine “fulfills the criteria of international law: there is a territory, a people and a government.” The territory they refer to is defined by the pre-1967 cease-fire lines– meaning the West Bank and Gaza.
An estimated two million Palestinian refugees currently live in the West Bank and Gaza – the territory that Sweden recognizes as the State of Palestine.
How can they continue to be registered as “refugees from Palestine” – the country to which they demand to return – if a state already exists? Sweden, in other words, has inadvertently exposed a fundamental contradiction in the policies of those who support UNRWA and also back the unilateral Palestinian statehood initiative. Indeed, Spain, Great Britain and Ireland have joined this club, with recent votes affirming support for Palestinian statehood, even as they bankroll UNRWA. Continue reading Contradiction Of Palestinian State & Refugee Status→
The British thought bringing Libyans soldiers to the UK for training a good idea? Libyan solders were brought to the UK for a training program to give leadership skills to hand-picked Libyan cadets-the cream of what Libya had to offer. Drunkenness, violence (all brooms were removed from the barracks as the Libyans were using the brooms as weapons against each other), female British soldiers had to be accompanied by a male colleague for safety. The Libyans went off base and were involved in sexual assaults, including rape of men and women, intimidation of villagers, and theft….
One young, slightly-built British soldier serving in the canteen attracted the attention of a group of his Libyan counterparts. They approached their translator with a question: Could they ‘buy him?’
‘They wanted him for sex,’ said the soldier’s wife. ‘They kept asking the translator how much “he” would cost so they could have him and rape him. I don’t know whether that is something that happens in their culture or not, but there just weren’t enough British soldiers at the base to cope with or control all of the Libyans.’ Continue reading State Of Anarchy: Libyan Army Training In UK→
The Dutch public prosecutor says biker gangs travelling to help Kurds fight ISIS aren’t breaking any laws. The Dutch prosecutor made the ruling after pictures started showing up on pro-Kurdish social media of Dutch biker gang members in Iraq fighting with the Kurds.
Dutch biker gangs are free to send their members to the Middle East to fight ISIS, according to the country’s public prosecutor.
“Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it’s no longer forbidden,” a spokesman for the Dutch public prosecution service told AFP on Tuesday. “You just can’t join a fight against the Netherlands.”
According to Dutch news reports, the head of the No Surrender bike gang says the three members who travelled to northern Iraq — said to be former soldiers — were from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Breda. They reportedly spend two weeks on the front before commuting back to the Netherlands for a week. Canada.com
4 men that had returned to the UK from Syria were arrested for plotting to beheld innocent people in public in London.
London police arrested four men Tuesday in an ongoing terror investigation. On “The Real Story” today, we learned that the alleged plot involved beheading people on the streets of London.
Authorities said the men, who are in their early 20s, were arrested after warrants were executed at various addresses. One of the men was tasered, but did not require medical attention, FoxNews.com reported.
Gretchen Carlson talked to UK Telegraph defense editor Con Coughlin, who confirmed that the plot was to behead innocent people in public, citing Scotland Yard and intelligence officials.
Coughlin said the plot involved jihadists who had come back from Syria. He likened the horrific plot to the brutal public murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in May 2013.
A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim in Madrid has become the first person in the world to contract the deadly virus outside of Africa.
The unnamed nurse worked at Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital, was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo. Viejo was brought back from Africa last month to be treated in Spain for the deadly Ebola virus. DailyMail