Thursday, December 24, 2015

Islamic invasion of Europe update (December 24, 2015)

Just imagine if Christians in a Muslim country would openly gather on a holiest Muslim holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus (yes, I know it's impossible, but just imagine). Muslims would scream "provocation", riot and burn churches and Christian properties. And you can be sure there would be a high the body count as well.

And yet in a Christian country Muslims impertinently and defiantly crap on the hosts' traditions and sensitivities.

Israel Reports Record Immigration of Jews from France in 2015
A record number of French Jews moved to Israel this year, an immigration official said on Thursday, citing anti-Semitic violence and economic insecurity in the European country as causes.

France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, having grown by nearly half since World War Two to some 550,000. The community has been jarred by an increase in security threats and Islamist militant attacks such as January’s gun rampage at a Paris kosher market that killed four Jews.

Around 8,000 French Jews were expected to have arrived over the course of the year, a spokesman for Israel's immigration ministry told AFP, noting it would be an "all-time record".

Belgium charges ninth Paris attacks suspect
Brussels (AFP) - The Belgian authorities have charged a ninth person in connection with last month's deadly Paris attacks, the prosecutor's office said Thursday.

A spokesman said the suspect had telephoned Hasna Aitboulachen, the cousin of ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, several times after the November 13 attacks and before a police raid five days later in which they both died.

A statement identified the man as Abdoullah C., a Belgian national born in 1985, who was arrested on Tuesday on charges of "terrorist murders and participation in the activities of a terrorist organisation."

The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State jihadi group, and the Belgian links to them have shocked the country and sparked a sharp increase in visible security.

Armed police and soldiers now patrol the streets in Brussels, Europe's diplomatic hub and home to the European Union, NATO and a host of major companies.

The Paris onslaught stoked fears the city was fertile ground for Islamist extremists, who have in some cases gone to fight in Syria and returned home battle-hardened and even more determined.

The police are especially looking for Brussels-born Salah Abdeslam, 26, who is believed to have played a key role in the attacks on bars, restaurants, a concert hall and the French national stadium which left 130 dead.

Friends drove him from Paris back to the Belgian capital, slipping through three police checks, with the authorities bemoaning a lack of intelligence sharing and closer cooperation for missing Europe's most wanted man.