Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Islamic invasion of Europe update (October 27, 2015)

EU risks 'tectonic changes' as migrant flow swells to over 700,000
Ljubljana (AFP) - Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II risks triggering "tectonic changes", a top EU official warned Tuesday, as figures showed more than 700,000 newcomers have reached the continent's Mediterranean shores this year.

"The situation will deteriorate even further," European Council president Donald Tusk said, warning of a "new wave of refugees (arriving) from Aleppo and other Syrian regions under Russian bombardment".

"I have no doubt that this challenge has the potential to change the European Union we have built," he told the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

"And what is even more dangerous, it has the potential to create tectonic changes in the European political landscape. And these are not changes for the better."

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker meanwhile slammed EU member states for providing less than half of the guards pledged to the bloc's Frontex border agency in migrant hotspots Greece and Italy.

Germany is considering sending police officers to Slovenia following Sunday's decision by a summit of European leaders to dispatch 400 border guards to the small Alpine nation as it struggles to cope with the influx of migrants.

French authorities are taking nearly 300 migrants out of a bulging, slum-like camp in Calais and busing them to other regions of France.

The operation Tuesday is aimed at relieving pressure on the port city and the camp, known locally as "the jungle," which is believed to have doubled in size in recent weeks to as many as 6,000 people.

Czech Republic agrees to take in 152 Christian refugees from Iraq
The Czech prime minister says his government is ready to agree to a proposal to take in 152 Christians who are currently in camps in the Iraqi city of Irbil.

Bohuslav Sobotka says the group were force to flee their homes due to advancing Islamic State extremists in Iraq and their situation is difficult. Sobotka says they approached the Czech Republic with a request for asylum through a non-governmental organization.
A non-governmental organization that helps refugees in the Czech Republic says the European Court for Human Rights has ordered the country to release an Afghan family from a controversial migrant center.

Martin Rozumek from the Organization for Aid to Refugees, which filed a complaint against the Sept. 1 detention of the six people, says the Strasbourg-based court made a preliminary ruling that they have to be released from the Bela-Jezova center by Wednesday midnight. [...]

The Czechs routinely detain for weeks all the migrants who do not have proper documents — a practice repeatedly criticized by rights groups.

Slovenia has warned it will tighten border entry for migrants if an EU plan to stem their flow across the Balkans fails.

Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said late Monday that the new measures would include the closure of a number of border check points with Croatia if it keeps on sending large number of migrants to the frontier.
Croatian police say the first train carrying asylum seekers directly to Slovenia has left a station in eastern Croatia.

This will be the first time the migrants are not unloaded on fields close to Slovenia's border with Croatia, but will be taken straight to the Slovenian border village of Dobova.

There are some 1,300 people on the train.

The hectic procedure of transporting tens of thousands of migrants from Croatia to Slovenia has created tensions between the neighboring EU countries.

Slovenia, which has been struggling to cope with the influx, has accused Croatia of uncontrolled dispatch of people to its border.
Slovenia's foreign minister has hinted that the small country may erect a fence along its border with Croatia to stem the influx of tens of thousands of refugees and other migrants.

Karl Erjavec said Tuesday some 12,000-13,000 migrants have been arriving daily since Hungary built a fence on the border with Croatia and the flow was redirected to Slovenia earlier this month.

He says "we don't want them (the migrants) to be dispersed along the length of the border. Certain impediments need to be set up to prevent that. There are various technical possibilities."

Erjavec says he does not want to elaborate what those blockades would be, but added: "You can guess at what can be used to impede."

Around 84,000 people have crossed into Slovenia from Croatia since Oct. 16.

The Netherlands
A Dutch town has postponed a meeting to discuss crisis accommodation for asylum seekers amid reports that far-right protesters planned to attend.

In a statement, Harlingen municipality says the information evening scheduled for Tuesday has been pushed back to next month "after it became clear that members of the Netherlands People's Union wanted to attend."

The group, known by its Dutch acronym NVU, is a minority far right group that is demanding the Netherlands close its borders to all migrants. The group reportedly has been sending members to other towns to protest against the possible arrival of migrants.

Mayor Roel Sluiter says that "an evening without intimidation, screaming or insults appears, based on experiences elsewhere, to be impossible in the presence of the NVU."

While many Dutch people are welcoming migrants arriving in the country, anti-immigrant political parties are gaining in popularity.

Harlingen is a picturesque port town 115 kilometers (70 miles) northeast of Amsterdam.

Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears of a massive influx of Muslim migrants, dealers claim
  • There are now thought to be estimated 900,000 firearms in Austrian homes
  • Police say around 70,000 guns have been sold this year alone in Austria
  • Dealers say shotguns have almost sold out because you don't need permit
  • Women are driving the sales rush as fears grow amid influx of refugees

Sweden: It Is Considered Racism Only If the Victims Are Not White
  • "Then he stuck his sword in my friend's belly. One student started screaming but we all still thought it was a prank." — Student, quoted in Expressen.
  • After the double murders at IKEA, there were no such discussions. We have yet to hear anyone condemn the racist motive of the IKEA murderer, Abraham Ukbagabir. When questioned by the police, he said that he had chosen his victims because they "looked Swedish."
  • What does Sweden's Prime Minister hope to achieve by condemning all violence from Swedes, but ignoring all violence from immigrants?
  • Just last week in Sweden, six would-be housing facilities for asylum seekers were set ablaze.
  • There is the risk that as Swedes become more and more convinced that no one speaks for them, they may feel an increasing need to take matters into their own hands.
  • "Once the lid blows in Sweden, it will happen with much larger force." — Hans Davidsen-Nielsen, editorial columnist for the Danish daily, Politiken.