Friday, December 18, 2015

Islamic invasion of Europe update (December 18, 2015)

Denmark's integration minister says police should be able to seize valuables from asylum-seekers to pay for their lodging, language classes, health care and job training courses.

Inger Stoejberg with the center-right Liberal government says a law proposal aims at bringing refugees in line with unemployed Danes, who can only get social benefits if they sell any assets above 10,000 kroner ($1,453).

Stoejberg said Friday that wedding rings, watches or items "with a sentimental value," should not be taken.

The proposal, which has the support of the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party — Denmark's second largest group — is expected to pass next month.

So far, more than 9,000 people have sought shelter in 2015 in Denmark, which recently cut social benefits for refugees by up to 50 percent.

Sweden has approved checks of travel documents for people entering the Scandinavian country in a move to try to stem the influx of refugees.

As of Jan. 4, bus companies, ferry and train operators will be held responsible for checking identity papers of all travelers during a limited time period of up to six months. It was not immediately clear whether people would be turned away.

Sweden's Parliament passed the law Thursday, presented by the Social Democratic-led coalition with the backing of the opposition anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.

By late November, Sweden had received nearly 150,000 refugees, nearly twice as many as last year.

Last month, Sweden reversed its lenient asylum policies including canceling permanent residence permits for some groups and limiting the rights of family reunification.

The Muslim tsunami
The International Organization for Migration says refugee and migrant arrivals by sea and land into Europe this year are expected to top the 1 million mark next week.

The Geneva-based agency says 990,761 people have arrived from Africa or the Middle East, with more than 800,000 people crossing from Turkey to Greece alone. More than half of those — or some 455,000 — are Syrians.

IOM spokesman Joel Millman said roughly 4,300 people arrived from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands on Wednesday. The agency now estimates the one-million mark will be reached by Tuesday. That would be over four times the total of about 240,000 crossings by land and sea into Europe last year.

The agency said daily arrivals continue in the thousands despite "ever colder temperatures and dangerous sea conditions."

Ban Ki-moon calls for what?
The U.N. secretary-general is calling on the world to urgently tackle the global migration crisis by creating a "new global compact on human mobility."
Translation: "Import more Muslims into your countries."

Sounds like a plan whereby a whole bunch of people with no exposure to or particular interest in Western values get to move to the West without any of that pesky vetting.

And, of course, they should all immediately be given the full rights of citizenship without being citizens. And make the new place just like the old place.

Ban Ki-moon in a statement for International Migrants Day on Friday says 2015 has been marked by worrying developments in which "millions have been made into scapegoats and become the targets of xenophobic policies and alarmist rhetoric."

Ban notes that more than 5,000 people have died this year while trying to flee to safer places, and that "tens of thousands" have been exploited by human traffickers.

He again calls for countries to "expand safe channels for regular migration," including for family reunification, and better employment and education opportunities.