Monday, November 30, 2015

Sweden: Two Muslims, one claiming to be a "humanitarian", are charged with being terrorists

The 30- and 32-year-old who are not named are charged with beheading of 2 men in Syria. The 30-year-old says that he was in Syria as a humanitarian.

A USB was found in which a video shows the 32-year-old holding the legs of a man who was being beheaded.

The 32-year-old received a gunshot to the head is in a wheel chair and cannot communicate.

Absent the USB and no one would every know the evil which the two Muslims had done.
The trial of the duo who are accused of beheading two other men, alongside several other terror offences, got underway last week.

In her closing statement on Monday the chief prosecutor in the case, Agnetha Hilding Qvarnström, said that she believes that movies in which two men have their heads cut off, prove that the two accused, a 30- and 32-year-old, were present when the murders were committed and that they belonged to a terrorist organization.

According to the prosecutor, the men’s intention was to kill and seriously intimidate others.

She concluded her statement by suggesting that the men should be sentenced to life imprisonment.

The graphic movies played a crucial role during the prosecutor's closing argument in the high-profile terrorist trial at Gothenburg District Court.

Hilding Qvarnström said that the older man held the legs of one of the victims, and that he had given the green light to kill the men on the northern outskirts of Aleppo. The 30-year-old participated in the organisation of the killings, and so was guilty too, she added.
Obama wants to bring that here. You know, like the pilgrims.

Jewish Kurds hold groundbreaking Iraq commemoration

(INN) A ceremony marking the deportation of Jews from Iraq seven decades ago was held for the first time on Monday in the country's autonomous Kurdish region.

It also marked the beginning of Jewish representation in the Kurdistan region's religious affairs ministry as a result of a law passed in May to promote minority rights.

"The law says that if there was one person from the followers of any religion, his rights are preserved," said Sherzad Omar Mamsani, the Jewish representative at the Kurdish regional ministry.

The ceremony in Kurdistan capital Arbil was attended by Kurds of Jewish origin and officials who also visited an exhibition of old photographs and records documenting Iraqi Jewry.

According to Mamsani, the ceremony is the first of its kind and marks what is known as the "Farhud", the bloody, Nazi-inspire Arab pogrom that led to the flight and deportation of Jews from Iraq.

Mamsani, who has Jewish origins, said he estimated that the families who self-identify as Jews in Kurdistan but are still officially registered as Muslims numbered around 400.

He added that the number of families who converted to Islam but "are Jews in origin" was in the thousands.

Zach Huff, an American researcher living in Israel and specializing in Kurdish affairs, said he hoped Monday's ceremony was the start of a Jewish revival in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan.

"There are about 200,000 Kurds living in Israel and close to 100,000 living in and around Jerusalem," he told AFP referring to Jews whose ancestors made aliyah to Israel from Kurdistan.

"They do actually long to connect with their roots in Kurdistan even if they're second or third generation," Huff said. "They see that Kurdistan is open and welcoming them with open arms."

"I do predict that there will be a lot more business, tourism and a closer relationship in the near future between Jewish Kurds and the people of Kurdistan," he said.

There is no active synagogue in the region but Mamsani has said he hoped that would change soon.

Islamic invasion of Europe update (November 30, 2015)

Mass brawls erupt in crowded Muslim migrant shelters in Germany
Berlin (AFP) - Clashes broke out Sunday between hundreds of asylum seekers at a shelter in Berlin, in the second mass brawl to erupt over the weekend in Germany's crowded migrant accommodations.

Several people were arrested at the fight that started in the food distribution queues at the former airport of Tempelhof, which has been turned into a temporary accommodation for 1,200 refugees, an AFP photographer witnessed.

The brawl came just hours after another mass fight at a refugee shelter in the Berlin suburb of Spandau, where migrants went at each other with fire extinguishers, a police spokesman said.

Windows were smashed, sofas were thrown, and fire extinguishers emptied, said police, adding that several residents of the shelter were wounded.

Some 500 people evacuated the building "in fear and panic" over the dispute.

Separately, two other fights broke out in other shelters.

At a refugee home in Berlin's Kreuzberg area, a 18-year-old struck a 17-year-old on the head with a belt, police said.

Meanwhile, five people were injured in a fight between Syrians in the showers of an accommodation in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Such disturbances have occurred before in other shelters in Germany, with tensions escalating quickly between often traumatised people from different cultures sharing packed spaces.

At the same time, they have been relatively rare given the sheer numbers of new arrivals -- Germany expects to take in a million asylum seekers this year alone, and has put up hundreds of thousands in flats, army barracks, sports halls and tent cities.

Germany's police union had called for refugees to be separated by religion and by country of origin to minimise the potential for conflict.

Nordic countries see fall in Muslim asylum-seekers due to toughening of border control and residency requirements
Nordic immigration officials have reported a recent drop in the number of asylum-seekers arriving in the region, likely caused by stricter border controls, ID checks and tighter conditions for granting residency.

Sweden, which recently reversed its lenient asylum policies including canceling permanent residence permits for some groups and limiting the rights of family reunification, said some 6,100 asylum-seekers arrived last week, down from 8,550 the previous week and 10,500 during the second week of November.

Norwegian immigration officials reported Monday that last week's asylum-seekers fell to 969 from 2,108 the previous week and more than 2,500 a week earlier.

In Finland, the numbers also fell— to 1,600 asylum-seekers during the past two weeks, from some 4,000 during the first two weeks of November.

Slovakia grants asylum to 149 Iraqi Christians, plans to file a legal complaint against EU's mandatory Muslim migrant redistribution quotas
Slovakia is giving asylum to a group of 149 Christians who live in Iraq and are threatened by extremism.

Interior Minister Robert Kalinak says the 25 families will arrive in the country in next few days. Kalinak says that "they would lose their lives if we didn't help them."

The families will be initially placed in a center in eastern Slovakia and the Catholic Church has agreed to help them integrate into society in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Slovakia strictly opposes a European Union plan to redistribute 120,000 asylum-seekers among the bloc's 28 nations.

The government of Prime Minister Robert Fico is planning to [file] a legal complaint against it at an EU court in Luxembourg.

Kalinak said Monday the complaint could be filed as soon as later this week.

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is now in the business of providing living accommodations to Muslim invaders
The world-famous ensemble on Monday presented a project that will turn a former inn southwest of Vienna into apartments for four refugee families.
Organizers say a public part of the building in the village of St. Aegyd will be used for German-language courses.

The orchestra plans to pay part of the 250,000-euro ($265,000) sale price for the building from its own pocket and hopes donations and crowdfunding will account for the rest.

But the orchestra's support won't stop there. Spokesman Andreas Grossbauer says members will remain "personally connected" with residents of the home through benefit concerts and other activities.

Austria is a main destination for migrants looking for a better life in the European Union.

Germany Just Confirmed People’s Worst Fear Of The Refugee Crisis
Radical Islamist groups in Germany take advantage of the migrant crisis by offering food and shelter to refugees with the hopes of recruiting them down the line.

Federal officials recorded more than 100 cases of known radical Islamists initiating contact with refugees, according to The Wall Street Journal. They have an easy time getting through to the desperate refugees with shelters filled up and winter fast approaching.

The refugees are unaware of the real motives of the fundamentalists but get a sense of community from the mosques.

“They start by saying, ‘We will help you live your faith,’” says Torsten Voss, the head of a regional branch of the German domestic intelligence agency. “The Islamist area comes later—that is, of course, their goal.”

More than 40 people from a refugee shelter became regulars at the Ibrahim Al Khalil mosque in Berlin, known as a meeting spot for radical Islamists.

“We come here to do our Islamic duty,” 27-year-old Syrian Ali Kafri tells The Wall Street Journal. “We don’t care if it’s a Salafi or a Muslim Brotherhood mosque.”

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution warned politicians of jihadi groups’ plans back in September when the country announced it would let 800,000 refugees in.

Germany has taken in nearly one million refugees in 2015.

EU ignores Netanyahu ban, vows to be part of peace process

Progressives often have difficulty grasping reality. In this instance, there are 3 realities being ignored:
  • there is no peace process
  • European involvement has never made the situation better and often makes it worse
  • Israel is under no obligation to entertain input from the euroweenies
Being progressives, the euros live in the fantasy world they have created while awaiting the end of their continent as a place of freedom and democracy.

3rd intifada: Israel under terror (November 30, 2015)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Arab Reporters Call Out Palestinian Media Incitement

JAFFA, Israel (Breitbart) – Arab reporters based in the Middle East have taken to Facebook in order to criticize Palestinian media outlets for inciting untrained youngsters to risk their lives by carrying out anti-Israel terrorist attacks.

The tipping point came on Tuesday when two teenage Palestinian girls were shot after they stabbed a 70-year-old Palestinian man outside a central Jerusalem market. The man was apparently mistaken for an Israeli.

The girls, likely incited by a constant stream of Palestinian propaganda, clearly believed they could successfully carry out an attack using nothing but a pair of scissors.

After seeing the images of the two young, scissor-wielding Palestinian girls, Arab journalists expressed their outrage, largely blaming the media outlets associated with the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations, although Palestinian Authority television has also been leading an anti-Israel incitement campaign.Tweet 3

The Palestinian radio journalist Alla Adin Tawil posted on Facebook: “To the Channels ‘Palestine Today,’ ‘Al Quds,’ and ‘Al Aqsa’ and all those who were around them, be afraid of Allah. Enough.”

So the Arab reporters' main point is: You can't just send untrained teens on a killing spree; at least give them a crash course in knife/scissors wielding and, for fuck's sake, teach them to distinguish a Jew from a Arab, and then send them on a mission... or Allah will punish you.

3rd intifada: Israel under terror (November 29, 2015)

(JPost) Hisorai Taplaya, the 30-year-old woman who was stabbed Sunday morning in a terror attack in Jerusalem, recalled the incident from her point of view, recalling how she was extremely scared but could not find anyone around to help her.

The foreign worker from Nepal, who will be celebrating her 31st birthday on Monday, described how she was waiting for a bus on the capital's Yermiyahu Street, listening to music with headphones. There were not many people on the street at the time of the attack, she recounted.

"He passed by me, a young guy, and he put a knife or something in me," Taplaya said. "He ran away and I couldn't find anyone to help me, so I had to cross the street where there was a bus."

"I was very scared. First and foremost, I wanted someone to help me," she said. A bus driver assisted Taplaya as she was bleeding heavily from the stab wound to her back, calling police and and paramedics to the scene.

"I sat on the bus and lost a lot of blood," she said.

Taplaya said that she knew immediately the stabbing was a terror attack based on the recent slew of similar incidents.

She sustained moderate wounds from the attack and was evacuated to Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center in for medical treatment.

Following the stabbing, a manhunt ensued in the area until the suspect, a 17-year-old Palestinian resident of the West Bank, was found and admitted that he was connected to the incident, according to Israel Police.

Israel suspends contact with EU on Mideast peace process issues

EU expresses "surprise" that its bad actions reap bad consequences.
(JPost) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess the involvement of European Union institutions in the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians.

Until the reevaluation process is complete, the premier ordered that diplomatic contact with EU bodies and their representatives be suspended.

Netanyahu, who also serves as foreign minister, issued the directive in light of the EU's recent decision to publish legislation guidelines on labeling Israeli settlement products.

However, the Prime Minister's Office underlined in a statement that Israel maintains diplomatic ties with individual European countries such as Germany, the UK and France.

In response to Netanyahu's move, EU Ambassador in Israel Lars Faaborg Andersen expressed "surprise" over the prime minister's decision.
 Progressives have a tough time understanding that actions have consequences.

"We found out about it from the media and we are trying to clarify what it means," he said.

Earlier in November, Jerusalem decided to suspend diplomatic dialogue with the EU for a few weeks to strongly protest Brussel’s decision to issue the guidelines that allow member states to place consumer labels “Not made in Israel” on products produced over the Green Line.

The EU has consistently downplayed the impact of the guidelines as a technical matter. A EU commission spokesman said they would simply “ensure the uniform application of the rules concerning the indication of origin of Israeli settlement products. The aim is to ensure effective implementation of existing EU legislation.”

Since 2003, the EU has placed a numerical code on Israeli imports to allow customs to distinguish between products made within the Green Line and those that are produced beyond it.

Products produced in east Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and the West Bank are excluded from the Israel Free Trade agreement with the EU.

The guidelines extend that process one step further, providing member states legal instructions as to the placement of consumer labels on relevant products to inform European consumers that they are not made in Israel.

New ISIS training video shows Islamist killers preparing for battle by repeatedly kicking each other in the crotch

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Report: ISIS cut off ears of 70 of its elements in Nineveh

If any of the newly earless came to join ISIS from the Western countries and might be able to escape, it'll be easy to identify them once they attempt to return home. Thanks ISIS!
( Nineveh – A source in Nineveh province said on Thursday, that the ISIS has cut off the ears of 70 of its elements in Nineveh, because of cowardice and leaving the fighting fronts.

The source said in an interview for, “The so-called ISIS legitimate judge issued, today, a decision to cut the ears of 70 ISIS elements in Nineveh, because of fleeing from the battlefield and leaving the front lines,” noting that, “most of the punished elements were local residents who joined the organization during the current year.”

Islamic invasion of Europe update (November 28, 2015)

Muslim invaders hurl stones at Macedonian policemen during clashes at the Greek-Macedonian
border, near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
This is NOT how you pretend you are a refugee and ask for asylum
Macedonian police have charged into Greek territory after an estimated 250 or more asylum-seekers began pelting the police with rocks.

Police were chasing the migrants with stun grenades.
Tension has flared on the Greek side of the Greece-Macedonia border as a migrant suffered severe burns when he touched a high-voltage cable.

The man, one of those whose entry into Macedonia has been forbidden, climbed on top of a stationary train carriage and touched a power cable overhead. He was taken away in a Red Cross ambulance.

His fellow migrants are shouting slogans, and some are chanting "God is Great" in Arabic.

A government spokesman says Macedonia has started to erect a fence on its southern border with neighboring Greece in order to prevent illegal crossings and to channel the flow of migrants through the official checkpoint.

Aleksandar Gjorgjiev told The Associated Press that Macedonia has begun "all technical operations for channeling the migrant flow to official checkpoints in order to ensure humane treatment and to register the migrants."

Gjorgjiev said "the border will remain open and all migrants from the war-affected zones will be allowed to enter."

He added that "the dynamic and the structure of the migrants flow has been determined in accordance with EU demands and (those of) the countries of the Balkan route."
Macedonia's interior ministry says 18 police officers were injured in a clash with a group of stranded migrants on the country's southern border with Greece.

The ministry says two of the officers have been hospitalized in the border town of Gevgelija.

The clashes erupted after a 24-year-old Moroccan migrant suffered severe burns when he touched a high-voltage cable on the Greek side of the border.

The migrants, already angry about the fact that Macedonia has started to erect a fence on the border, started throwing stones at police officers who were cordoning off the official checkpoint. Some police vehicles were also damaged, the ministry says.

French PM Valls calls on Gulf Arab states to accept more refugees
Évry (France) (AFP) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on the Gulf states to accept more refugees fleeing Syria, saying that a "humanitarian disaster" could erupt in the Balkans if Europe does not control its borders.

"I'll say it again, Europe cannot accept all the refugees coming from Syria. That's why we need a diplomatic, military and political solution in Syria," Valls said Friday evening.

"Every country must play its part; I'm thinking particularly of the Gulf states," the prime minister said during a discussion with residents of Evry on the outskirts of Paris, focusing on the response to the attacks which rocked the capital two weeks ago.

Most of the roughly four million Syrian refugees who have fled their country since civil war broke out have travelled to neighbouring Libya, Jordan or Turkey.

But Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and other Gulf states have remained closed to them, while Europe struggles to adopt a common policy towards the hundreds of thousands of refugees who are arriving at its borders.

Unless the borders of the EU are properly controlled "we are going to see a humanitarian disaster in the Balkans this winter and Europe is going to close up again," Valls warned.

Palestinian jihadist Mahmoud al-Salfiti, who murdered pro-Palestinian Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni in Gaza, was killed fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq

In 2011, Mahmoud al-Salfiti and 4 other Palestinian jihadists kidnapped and killed Vittorio Arrigoni, an International Solidarity Movement activist, a movement that, ironically, demonizes Israel and covers for Palestinian terrorism. You can tell by their sentences that Hamas did not believe that Vittorio's life was worth much.

Mahmoud escaped in June of 2015 when Hamas let him out of prison so he could celebrate the month of Ramadan with his family. He escaped and went to Iraq to fight for ISIS, and that is where he met his violent end.

Middle East Eye:
In addition to Salfiti, Tamer al-Hasasna was also given a life sentence that was later reduced to 15 years. Arrigoni’s parents had asked the Hamas military court not to give them the death penalty. The third associate, Amer Abu Ghola, served a lighter sentence of one year for providing the apartment that Arrigoni was found in, while the fourth, Khadr Faruk Jram, evaded arrest despite being sentenced to 10 years.
Times of Israel:
Mahmoud Al-Salfiti was killed in the Anbar province in western Iraq. He is the fourth Gazan to die this month fighting for the jihadist organization in Syria and Iraq, the Hebrew-language website Walla reported.

Al-Salfiti fled Gaza in June while on furlough from prison, where he was serving a 15-year sentence for the 2011 kidnap and murder of Vittorio Arrigoni, an International Solidarity Movement activist.
Just one more bit of proof that there is no difference between ISIS and Hamas or any of the other terror networks, and criticizing Israel for its activities against Hamas is only damaging to Western interests.

3rd intifada: Israel under terror (November 28, 2015)

How The New York Times covers for Palestinian terror

(NYP) This week began as the last one ended — with more Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israeli Jews, and more dead. And yet, this information might surprise readers of The New York Times.

On Sunday, a 20-year-old Israeli woman was stabbed to death, another Israeli was rammed by a car and attacked with a knife and a third was assaulted by a knife-wielding teen affiliated with the Islamic Jihad terror group.

All three assailants were killed in the course of their attacks.

But the headline to the Times’ story about Sunday’s attacks did away with cause and effect, muddled victim and aggressor: “1 Israeli, 3 Palestinians Killed in Attacks in West Bank.” The online headline was later changed, but the print headline Monday morning was equally obtuse: “West Bank Faces Spate of Assaults That Kill 4.” The “West Bank” faced nothing. It was Israelis who faced assaults.

This was par for the course — and in some ways, even mild — for how the Times has covered the so-called “stabbing intifada,” the recent spate of Arab-on-Jewish murder.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas recently called on his people to protect Jerusalem holy sites from the “filthy feet” of Israeli Jews, and terrorists have heeded the call, taking to the streets to thrust knives into any Israeli they encounter — other recent stabbing victims include an 80-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy on a bike.

But even this incitement, and even this terror, is no match for the creativity of The New York Times. When a Palestinian assailant was caught on film last month wielding a knife and rushing at Israelis, before quickly being neutralized by Israeli security personnel, Times reporters simply avoided telling readers about the video.

And instead of mentioning this incriminating piece of evidence, they repeatedly cited false Palestinian allegations that Israelis planted the knife next to the “innocent” attacker. Creatively, and unethically, they turned an empirical fact into an unknowable case of police vs. “witness.”

When Israel released a photo of the butterfly knife held by the attacker, the Times’ bureau chief in Jerusalem absurdly called it a “Boy Scout” knife. Again, it was a masterstroke of creativity. Butterfly knives are infamous for being flipped back and forth by ’80s movie villains, and are illegal in several US states and in countries around the world. To confuse a butterfly knife with a Boy Scout knife is to confuse nunchucks with a nun’s ruler.

Similarly, after Palestinians stoned a Jewish car, resulting in the death of the driver, a reporter insisted they weren’t attacking the Israeli but merely pelting “the road he was driving on.” The death, reporters insisted, was an “accident.” Attacking the asphalt? A Boy Scout knife? Such verbal ingenuity might be commendable in creative writing. In journalism, it’s an embarrassment.

And so was the newspaper’s recent suggestion that there might never have been a temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, despite unanimity among serious scholars to the contrary. The timing of this attack on Jewish history was no coincidence. Palestinians have explained that the wave of violence is fueled by rumors that Israel plans to change the status quo on the Mount, and by continued Jewish visits to the site.

Instead of explaining the historical connection between the Jewish people and their holiest site, the newspaper chose to rewrite history to better fit with a Palestinian narrative that Jews are foreign to the Temple Mount. (This article and the one about the Boy Scout knife were eventually corrected.)

The newspaper has long been criticized for its obsessive scrutiny of Israeli flaws, real and imagined, coupled with soft-glove treatment of Palestinians. Even its own public editor has urged reporters to strengthen coverage of Palestinians because, she incredibly had to remind colleagues, “They are more than just victims.” Clearly, the message hasn’t been heeded.

This journalism-gone-wild isn’t good for Israel, of course. But it’s also bad for the newspaper’s readers, who want an honest account of what’s happening across the world. It’s bad for students, who risk harassment and ostracism on campus if they come out in support for the Jewish state. And if our democracy, and by extension our foreign policy, depends on a well-informed electorate, it’s bad for us all.

Muslim woman on MSNBC stated that white male Christians more responsible for terrorism in the US than Muslims

They try to use questionable numbers, and even to do that they always start their count after 9/11, as though that didn't happen.

They also ignore the fact that Islamic terror is always Islamic terror. It's done by different people but for the exact same political reasons. But the left will portray someone like the Colorado movie shooter as a political "terrorist" for the purposes of their propaganda... even though he had no political motives beyond having pathological delusions.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Italy plans to close clandestine mosques as part of the fight against Islamic terrorism

(AFP) The Italian government intends to close down clandestine mosques in the country as part of the fight against terrorism, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced Friday.

“In Italy, we have four mosques and over 800 places of Muslim worship,” said Alfano.

“We are going to close the clandestine and unregulated places, not to hamper the religion but so that it can be practiced in places which are in order,” he added in comments published by the local press.

The minister was speaking at a meeting in the southern town of Lecce on the subject of terrorist risks and the influence of so-called “garage Islam” — the non-registered places of worship where many of the estimated one million Muslims living in Italy go to pray.

Some of these clandestine meeting places are set up after attempts to establish a mosque through the proper channels are thwarted, often due to opposition from local officials.

“Nowhere in the world enjoys zero risk — this has been demonstrated by the dramatic timeline of terrorism from 2001 to today,” Alfano said in other comments.

He added that, so far, preventative measures and intelligence-gathering in Italy had prevailed.

However Italy, and in particular Rome, are often cited as targets in Islamic State propaganda and the United States has warmed the country of the risks of possible attacks.

Islamic invasion of Europe update (November 27, 2015)

EU human rights official says Europe should import Muslim invaders more efficiently
A European human rights official says refugees should be resettled on the continent directly from camps near conflict zones — already the policy of Britain.

Nils Muiznieks, human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe, said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press that since 99 percent of Syrian refugees and about two-thirds of those from Afghanistan are granted international protection in Europe anyway, it was a "chaotic and inefficient policy" to make them take long journeys by land and sea while relying on human traffickers.

Muiznieks, whose visit to Hungary focused on migration, also said that while he had initially opposed mandatory European Union quotas to relocate migrants, he now favored the scheme because otherwise countries showed no inclination to participate.

Muiznieks said that "voluntary solidarity has not worked so we need rules-based solidarity."

Greece has seen a rebound in the number of crossings by migrants to its islands near the coast of Turkey despite growing difficulties in crossing the Balkans to reach central and northern Europe.

The International Organization for Migration said Friday that the number of people crossing daily topped 5,000 on Wednesday after dropping to just 155 on Sunday.

The surge comes despite ongoing protests at the Greek-Macedonian border. Hundreds of migrants are stranded there in worsening weather after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union.

On Thursday, hundreds of migrants clashed with Macedonian riot police at the border as they tried to force their way through the cordon.

The Netherlands
The Dutch government has brokered a deal with municipal and provincial authorities to house thousands of migrants who have been granted refugee status.

The agreement announced Friday involves building accommodation for 14,000 refugees. The aim is to provide housing for people granted asylum by Dutch authorities so that they can move out of temporary asylum seeker centers and free up room there for the thousands of migrants pouring into the Netherlands each month as part of the huge flow of people fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Local governments also agreed to create thousands of new emergency accommodation places for asylum seekers in coming months in empty office blocks and other buildings.

The central agency responsible for registering asylum seekers says that the number of migrants arriving in the Netherlands this year already has surpassed the combined total for 2013 and 2014. Through the end of October, some 47,000 people had applied for asylum this year.

The arrivals are dividing the Dutch public, with opponents regularly protesting at public meetings to discuss housing asylum seekers while an organization that helps refugees reported this week that it had registered more than 10,000 new volunteers in just over two months.

Austrian police are reporting a sharp drop in the number of refugees crossing into the country over the route that begins in Greece and traverses the western Balkan nations.

Thousands a day have been coming in from Slovenia over the Spielfeld and Bad Radkersburg border points in recent weeks. But police say no migrants have entered Austria at those two main crossings for two days.

Trains and buses continue bringing migrants into Austria over other points, but the numbers are down. Police spokesman Michael Masaniger says only 900 people arrived by bus and train by late Friday afternoon, with no more than 400 more expected the rest of the day.

Police say the reduction in numbers may have to do with the onset of cold weather and the fact that some Balkan countries are letting people through only selectively.

Muslim migration crisis tests Sweden's lofty aim of 'equality for all'
Aneta Moura, who emigrated to Sweden from Greece 43 years ago, says the last ethnic Swede has moved off her street in Malmo's Rosengard neighbourhood and youths with nothing to do hang out on the streets at all hours.

"I no longer know any of my neighbours," laments 81-year-old Moura.

Growing segregation between ethnic Swedes and immigrants is emerging as a major concern in Sweden, a country that has for decades prided itself on its egalitarian ideals and where most low-skilled jobs have been eliminated in a bid to do away with much of the "class society" that went with them.

The country's inability to integrate immigrants is pre-occupying the Swedish public and policymakers now that Sweden is taking in record numbers of refugees who will eventually need to find work to become fully-fledged active members of society.

Many wonder what kind of jobs these new immigrants -- many of whom are uneducated, some even illiterate -- will be able to hold down in Sweden's knowledge-intensive labour market.

Moura, who came to Sweden to work in its booming factories half a century ago, says the loss of manufacturing jobs has made it harder for newcomers to integrate.

"We have a lot of youths standing on the streets all night right where I live," she said.

The Scandinavian country has long been Europe's top destination for asylum seekers per capita, with a record 190,000 applications expected this year.

As the country's public services strain to cope with the influx, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven this week announced a drastic tightening of Swedish asylum rules to stem the flow of migrants.


Muslim migration crisis resurrects German anti-immigration party
Europe's refugee crisis has resurrected Germany's AfD anti-immigrant party, which aims to enter three new state parliaments next year by luring conservative voters angry with Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door asylum policy.

The Alternative for Germany party holds its annual congress this weekend in Hanover, where it will outline its plan to bring order to what it calls the "asylum chaos."

After imploding over a bitter leadership struggle in July, the AfD placed third nationally, at 10.5 percent, for the first time this month in a survey for pollsters INSA.

"The refugee crisis has brought the AfD back from the dead," said Manfred Guellner, head of Forsa, another polling institute.


3rd intifada: Israel under terror (November 27, 2015)

Homeless veteran, beaten by black mob on camera, dies; President Obama doesn't seem to be "troubled" by this at all

Obama buts in, feeling "troubled", in every case of a police officer shooting a black thug, but never when it's a black on black violence or in cases like this:

Apr 11, 2015: Cops: Son's story leads mom, friends to savagely beat homeless man. Surveillance Camera Footage.

( IT WAS the lie of a child, a way of avoiding getting in trouble for coming home late.

OLNEY (WPVI) -- A homeless veteran, beaten at a gas station in the Olney section of Philadelphia nearly eight months ago, has died.

The incident at the Sunoco in the 5500 block of North 5th Street was captured by a surveillance camera on April 7th.

The video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, after police say a 10-year-old boy told his mother he got into an argument with Barnes.

The attack left Barnes in a coma.

The boy's mother, 34-year-old Aleathea Gillard, has been charged in the case, along with 24-year-old Shareena Joachim.

Three juveniles were also arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault and related offenses.

Police say those charges could be upgraded to murder after the district attorney returns from the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

FBI using elite surveillance teams to track at least 48 high risk ISIS suspects

(Fox News) With as many as 1000 active cases, Fox News has learned at least 48 ISIS suspects are considered so high risk that the FBI is using its elite tracking squads known as the mobile surveillance teams or MST to track them domestically.

“There is a very significant number of people that are on suspicious watch lists, under surveillance," Republican Senator Dan Coats said.

Coats, who sits on the Select Committee on Intelligence, would not comment on specifics, but said the around the clock surveillance is a major commitment for the bureau. "The FBI together with law enforcement agencies across the country are engaged in this. It takes enormous amount of manpower to do this on a 24-7 basis. It takes enormous amount of money to do this," Coats explained.

These elite FBI teams are reserved for espionage, mob violence and high priority terrorism cases, like a joint terrorism task force case last June, where a 26 year old suspect Usaama Rahim, was killed outside a Massachusetts CVS. When a police officer and FBI agent tried to question him, the Boston Police Commissioner said Rahim threatened them with a knife, and was shot dead.

With at least a dozen agents assigned to each case, providing 24/7 coverage, this high level of surveillance reflects the severe risk associated with suspects most likely to attempt copycat attacks after Paris.

"It is a big resource drain. Yes it is. Almost overwhelming," Coats said when asked about the demand placed on the FBI. "There will be a lot of people over the Thanksgiving weekend that will not be enjoying turkey with their family. They'll be out there providing security for the American people and the threat is particularly high during this holiday period."

One of the lessons of Paris is that the radicalization process can be swift. According to published reports, friends of the female suspect who was killed in the siege of Saint Denis, Hasna Ait Boulahcen, abandoned her party life only a month before joining her cousin, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the plot's on the ground commander. He was also killed in the siege.

The FBI Director James Comey has consistently drawn attention to this phenomenon, calling it the "flash to bang," that the time between radicalization and crossing the threshold to violent action can be very short. Last week, in a rare public appearance with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Comey would only say that "dozens" of suspected radicals have been under "tight surveillance."

"Together we are watching people of concern using all of our lawful tools. We will keep watching them and if we see something we will work to disrupt it," Comey said.

Contacted by Fox News, an FBI spokesman had no comment on the high risk cases, nor the use of elite surveillance teams.