Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Islamic invasion of Europe update (December 30, 2015)

ROME – Italy has expelled a Moroccan man after investigations revealed he wanted to commit acts of terrorism and planned to travel to Syria, the interior minister said on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old, who had briefly acted as a Muslim cleric while living near the northern town of Padua, left Italy on a plane bound for Casablanca, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano (pictured) said in a statement.

“I decided to expel him because … he showed a will to commit terrorist acts and the intention to go to conflict zones in Syria,” Alfano said.

Italy, which joined many other countries in raising its security alert after militants killed 130 people in Paris in November, has now expelled 65 suspected jihadists, Alfano said.

The Muslim community where the expelled man lived had distanced itself from him because of his fundamentalist and anti-western views, Alfano added.

An Islamic State terror attack in Europe is being planned by a dying woman intent on disguising herself as a Syrian refugee, security sources have revealed.

Anti-terror police are desperately searching for the 21-year-old, identified only as Oygul M, after fears she will attack Russia after entering the country among the chaotic influx of Middle East migrants flooding Europe.

According to the Daily Express the woman, who has brain cancer, is believed to be based in Georgia with a 29-year-old male terror suspect, known as Bulat A. She could take advantage of Europe’s migrant crisis by entering Russian territory disguised as a Syrian refugee, officers said.


Report: Some 1.09 million refugees registered in Germany in 2015
BERLIN - Germany will have registered about 1.09 million refugees by the end of the year, the Saechsische Zeitung daily reported on Wednesday, citing unpublished government statistics.

The number is in line with what was widely expected in Germany where local authorities are struggling to cope with the influx of people fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.

No one at the Interior Ministry was immediately available to comment.

Secret plan leaked: Thousands of Danish police officers to be deployed at the borders

The largest mobilization in recent times by Danish police are currently being prepared - for a massive control of all border crossings throughout Denmark.

According to information obtained by Ekstra Bladet, up to every four employee of the police's operational force of about 10,000 men will be involved in the new border control, which allegedly will be put into effect on January 4.

An anonymous police officer said to Ekstra Bladet that he has been informed that more than half of the operational strength - 6,000 men will be in play.

Since before Christmas, police have been on so-called seven days notice, which means that there is a week of preparation time before the demand for a more effective control is set into effect.

The reason is the Swedish government's decision to introduce identity checks at the borders from 4 January.

The Swedish inspection requirement is according to the ferry company DSB costing a million Danish kroner ($146,500) a day. The ferry company HH-Ferries operating between Elsinore-Helsingborg, must pay about SEK 100,000 ($12,000) a day to the security company G4S.


Muslim asylum-seekers in Sweden fear refugee shelter is haunted
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thirty-five asylum-seekers have asked to be relocated from a refugee housing facility in southern Sweden because they believe it's haunted by ghosts, officials said Wednesday.

The asylum-seekers were spooked by flickering lights and noise in the plumbing system at the facility in Grannaforsa, a small village in Smaland province, said Magnus Petersson, a local manager at the Swedish Migration Agency.

Petersson said 35 of the 58 people living in the shelter came to the agency's office in the nearby town of Alvesta on Tuesday, demanding to be relocated. They reluctantly returned to the shelter at the end of the day after being told there were no ghosts — and no alternative housing available — Petersson said.

"I know that in their faith there is a different view on spirituality," he said. "We were responsive to them but somewhere you have to use your common sense and believe in science."

Sweden has received a record 150,000 asylum-seekers this year, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The large influx has left the Swedish Migration Agency scrambling to find housing, including in remote villages surrounded by thick forest and roaming wildlife.

Hamid Alojaili, a Syrian resident of the Grannaforsa facility, told local newspaper Smalandsposten "we are sure" that the building is haunted.

"Doors are getting reopened by themselves," he said in English in a video clip posted on the paper's website. "And there is no one outside."

Many get the feeling they are not alone even in the bathroom, he said, adding that the residents would rather stay in tents than in Grannaforsa "because it's too dangerous to be there."

Stefan Johansson, a co-owner of the facility, said it was built in the 19th century and was long used as a home for disabled people. During World War II, it housed German deserters.

Johansson said there are natural explanations for all the things that frighten the asylum-seekers.

"It's an old house and the doors maybe are a bit crooked," he said. "Sometimes there are cracking noises in the pipes."

The flickering lights were caused by glitches in electrical switches, he said.

"We have explained all this to them. How much of it they took in I don't know," Johansson said.

Vice PM of Sweden wants even higher immigration than today

Swedish Vice Prime Minister, Åsa Romson
Although the issue of the immigration to Sweden has become the most important, where more and more voters are critical of the volumes, the Green Party's spokesperson and Swedish Vice Prime Minister, Åsa Romson, opens for that Sweden in the future should receive even more people than the current numbers.

To the newspaper Dagens Industri, Romson says that a number of 50,000 to 100,000 immigrants per year to Sweden is way too low. That is the number current migration minister Morgan Johansson assesses that Sweden can handle. But Deputy PM Åsa Romson believes that level of immigration it is far too low.

- I do not agree with it. There should possibly be an assessment of our reception system, and we must have a system that can handle significantly more than that, says Romson to her ministerial colleague Johansson's view on the matter.

Åsa Romson has previously distinguished herself as a politician who wants to see a very generous immigration policy, a line also used by the red-green government until late autumn of 2015 - when the immigration to Sweden broke records on a weekly basis with over 10 000 asylum seekers per week, equivalent to an annual rate of 500,000 people. That forced the government pull the emergency brake.

Since then, the government has introduced border controls but also introduced a carrier liability that forces companies such as shipping companies to verify the identity of travelers before they are taken to Sweden.

The new policy has been strongly criticized by the grass root of the Green Party, and just before Christmas, a poll showed that Åsa Romson has the lowest confidence of all party leaders, according to Dagens Industri.