And he would be right in this circumstance…..

'It's their own fault' - Trump slams France and Germany

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‘It’s their own fault’ – Trump slams France and Germany

Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has said that France, Germany and other nations hit by recent terror attacks had only themselves to blame ”because they allowed people to come into their territory.” 

Trump was asked in an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to expand on his proposal to suspend immigration from what he calls countries “compromised by terrorism” until vetting mechanisms are in place.

“I’m going to be coming out over the next few weeks with a number of the places,” said Trump according to an excerpt of the interview.

“We have problems in Germany, and we have problems in France” — both countries rocked by fatal attacks claimed by the Isis group.

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked specifically if the proposal would limit immigration from France, saying: “They have been compromised by terrorism.”

“They have totally been,” Trump responded. “And you know why? It’s their own fault. Because they allowed people to come into their territory.”

More here.


No doubt trying to create a second Lee Rigby horror murder……

Men in RAF kidnap bid ‘were seen on dry run days earlier’: Villager says he saw men of Middle Eastern appearance speed off in a Ford Galaxy three days before the attempt 

  • Two men tried to abduct an RAF servicemen at knifepoint at RAF Marham
  • Villager says he saw two men on a reconnaissance mission 2 days before
  • Said that he spotted the men speeding away from RAF base in Ford Galaxy
  • Police have still not ruled out terrorism as potential motive for the attack 







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The two men who tried to bundle an RAF serviceman into a car at knifepoint near his base may have carried out reconnaissance days earlier.

A villager has claimed he saw two men of Middle Eastern appearance speeding away in a green Ford Galaxy three days before the kidnap attempt.

Police are looking for two individuals matching that description who were in a dark-coloured people carrier. They have not ruled out terrorism as a potential motive for the failed abduction near RAF Marham in Norfolk.

Two men who tried to bundle an RAF serviceman into a car at knifepoint near his base RAF Markham may have carried out reconnaissance days earlier


Two men who tried to bundle an RAF serviceman into a car at knifepoint near his base RAF Markham may have carried out reconnaissance days earlier

The unnamed married serviceman, thought to be a non-commissioned officer in the RAF Regiment, was jogging at 3.30pm on Wednesday when attacked. The villager, who asked not to be identified, said he saw men acting suspiciously on July 17.

He said: ‘They were driving a green Ford Galaxy and nearly ran me off the road. If I had not taken emergency action there would have been an accident. That is why I particularly noted it. It looked suspicious.

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Daily Mail has more:

Syrian refugee, 21, hacks PREGNANT colleague to death with a machete and injures two others before hero BMW driver runs him over in another attack that has shocked Germany

The attack happened in the south western city of Reutlingen near Stuttgart where one woman was killedand another woman and a man were injured before the attacker was arrested by the police. Officers said that the man was a 21-year-old Syrian refugee who it appeared had a dispute with the woman before killing her. They added it looked as though the perpetrator was acting alone and that he had no accomplices. Pictures from the scene appear to show the knifeman lying on the ground with blood on his face. Armed police officers can be seen pinning him down to the ground before binding his hands behind his back. It is believed a man passing the incident in a BMW car ran over the man, knocking him to the ground, before he was detained by police. The attack comes as Germany is on edge, following a rampage at a Munich mall on Friday night in which nine people were killed, and an axe attack on a train a week ago that left five wounded.

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Correction for the WSJ’s headline and throughout its article, it’s just islam, and to be more precise, post-hijra islam, the moment mohamed’s movement became a political theory of military conquest.

The Crisis of Political Islam

First Egypt and now Turkey show the perils of ideological religious parties (and strongman rule), but other Muslim countries are faring better with democracy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, prayed at the funeral of a victim of the failed coup in Istanbul on July 17.

 Photo: Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Yaroslav Trofimov July 22, 2016 5:44 p.m. ET

In 1999, a former mayor of Istanbul named Recep Tayyip Erdogan was imprisoned and banned from politics for life for reciting a poem. “Our minarets are our bayonets, our domes are our helmets, our mosques are our barracks,” the incriminating lines went. “My reference is Islam. If I am not able to speak of this, what is the use of living?”

The ban on Mr. Erdogan didn’t stick. Now Turkey’s president (and prime minister for 11 years before that), he is presiding over a nationwide purge of suspected enemies after the failure last week of a military coup against his government.

For decades, in much of the Middle East, Islamist politicians like Mr. Erdogan weren’t able to speak out—and, when they did, they frequently faced a prison cell or a hangman’s noose. From Algeria to Egypt to Turkey, the apparatus of the state repeatedly unleashed repression—of varying degrees of harshness—to marginalize political Islam, crushing democratic freedoms while offering the excuse of preserving secular values. The West, preferring the autocratic devils it knew over the Islamists it didn’t, often concurred.

In response, many of the Islamist movements that sprang up under the influence of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood—groups that include Mr. Erdogan’s party—have gradually embraced the language of pluralism and the idea of democratic politics and elections. Crucially, however, these modern Islamists have often viewed democracy not as a value in itself but merely as a tactic to bring about a “true” Islamic order. To them, the voting booth was simply the most feasible way to dismantle the postcolonial, secular systems that, in the eyes of their followers, had failed to bring justice or development to ordinary Muslims.

In 2005, Mr. Erdogan—then serving as Turkey’s prime minister and acclaimed for improving the country’s human-rights record and pushing forward its bid for membership in the European Union—let slip on a trip to Australia that he viewed democracy just as “a vehicle.”

In the subsequent decade, Mr. Erdogan has extinguished major centers of opposition in Turkey’s bureaucracy, media, military and judiciary. In the wake of the failed coup—itself a vivid confirmation that his suspicions weren’t unfounded—he has launched a crackdown on tens of thousands of potential opponents, including detaining nearly 9,000 people since the collapse of the plot. “All the checks and balances have now been eliminated,” said Soner Cagaptay, a Turkey expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

In Egypt, hopes for democracy were high in the wake of the 2011 demonstrations in Tahrir Square that helped to topple longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. But the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, took just a few months after being elected in 2012 to start ominously consolidating his rule, granting himself immunity from judicial oversight. His power grab was cut short by a successful military coup the following year, which installed the country’s current strongman, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. His regime has quickly proven more repressive even than Mr. Mubarak’s.

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H/T: Vlad:

French government forced Nice authorities to lie to the media, public about attack

Posted on July 24, 2016 by Eeyore

This is really quite stunning. It may have to be watched a couple of times till the impact sinks in of the degree of deception an allegedly democratic government uses to control its own people while endangering them.

Thank you Ava Lon for the translation.


When your goal is complete subjugation of the populace……

IN DETENTION Turkey arrests 62 schoolchildren for TREASON following failed military coup

The pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers

A total of 62 Students of Kuleli Miltary School in Istanbul have been arrested for treason



A total of 62 Students of Kuleli Miltary School in Istanbul have been arrested for treason

Before the coup attempt last week, the pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers.

The children have been taken to prison and not allowed to speak to their parents as they were accused of treason against the Turkish State.

The mum of a 15-year-old boy caught up in the arrest, Emre, while waiting for news outside Istanbul’s Maltepe Prison said: “Our child has never held a gun before.

“They were used, they were forced to do this.”

Before the coup attempt last week, the pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers.

The children have been taken to prison and not allowed to speak to their parents as they were accused of treason against the Turkish State.

The mum of a 15-year-old boy caught up in the arrest, Emre, while waiting for news outside Istanbul’s Maltepe Prison said: “Our child has never held a gun before.

“They were used, they were forced to do this.”

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Of course they do, that’s how they roll in the Muslim Middle East…

Report: Turkey torturing detainees from Erdogan’s latest purges

According to Amnesty International, “We have gathered credible evidence that the government in Ankara is torturing detainees who are being held due to the attempted coup both in official facilities and unofficial facilities.” Over 10,000 people have been arrested and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a state of emergency for 3 months.

Jul 24, 2016, 7:00PM

Rachel Avraham

As the international community is increasingly concerned about the purges taking place in Turkey, a report was published by Amnesty International claiming that they have “credible evidence” in their hands that the detainees in Turkey are being tortured and in some cases even raped.

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​The cult of “human rights” (which disregards the rights of the citizen)  is to blame for this repeated carnage.

<h1>Syrian refugee in Germany arrested after killing woman in machete attack</h1>

BERLIN (Reuters) – A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested on Sunday after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth violent assault on civilians in western Europe in 10 days, though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism.

The incident, however, may add to public unease surrounding Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy that has seen over a million migrants enter Germany over the past year, many fleeing war in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

German police said they arrested the machete-wielding Syrian asylum-seeker after he killed a woman and injured two other people in the southwestern city of Reutlingen near Stuttgart.

The Syrian had been involved in previous incidents causing injuries to others, and had apparently acted alone, a police spokesman said.

“Given the current evidence, there is no indication that this was a terrorist attack,” a police statement said.

“The attacker was completely out of his mind. He even ran after a police car with his machete,” the mass-circulation Bid newspaper quoted a witness as saying. A motorist knocked down the attacker soon afterward and he was then taken into custody by police, the witness told Bid. The police spokesman said the man was being interrogated after receiving medical treatment.

Neither Sunday’s attack nor a shooting rampage by an 18-year-old Iranian-German man that killed nine people in Munich on Friday bore any sign of connections with terrorism, police said.

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This article was published in Israel National News, and republished here with the author’s consent.

The Highly Unprofessional Inquiry into British Labour Anti-Semitism

Manfred Gerstenfeld

On June 30, Shami Chakrabarti published her report on the investigation of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of racism in the British Labour Party. The document is highly unprofessional. 

The opening sentence of her foreword already embodies a double manipulation. Chakrabarti writes, “The Labour Party is not overrun by anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or other forms of racism.” The first manipulation in this sentence is that the scandal engulfing the British Labour Party for the past months, exclusively concerns extreme anti-Semitic remarks by elected representatives of the party. The addition of Islamophobia and racism to her assignment, of which Labour had not been accused, dilutes the specific multiple accusations of anti-Semitism. 

The second manipulation in this opening sentence is a fallacy called “a strawman” – a tactic of attributing an extreme and easily refutable statement to your opponent and then “disproving” the invented argument, which he has not made. In this case, Chakrabarti denied that Labour has been “overrun by anti-Semitism.” Nobody, however had made this claim. Far more MPs protested against the anti-Semitism than the few MPs and other leading figures in the party who attempted to minimize its relevance. 

What was really at stake was something else entirely. Chakrabarti had requested for submissions to her inquiry. I published an open letter, in Israel National News, which I also submitted to her inquiry. I wrote, “There are strong indications that the anti-Semitism in the Labour party does not only concern just a few individuals, but is a far more widespread phenomenon. Elected representatives of the Labour Party would not be making extreme anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements if they were encountering any significant opposition to such statements from their constituents. Their hate slurs posted on social media platforms are easily accessible to their constituents and the number of such posts indicates that there is little or no resistance to them. Jewish MP Luciana Berger has received thousands of extreme hate mails, some threatening her with rape or murder, in response to her criticism of the Labour Party’s refusal to condemn anti-Semitism. It seems logical that these are all or mainly Labour members or supporters. Indeed, why would people who do not support Labour care about MP Berger’s criticism of that party? A poll by the Times daily found that only one in ten Labour party members consider that the anti-Semitism issue is a problem in the party.”

One might summarize all this as “Substantial parts of the Labour party are permeated by anti-Semitism or are insensitive to it.”  

Chakrabarti’s next manipulation is that she praises Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who gave her the assignment for not interfering in it. Nowhere in her report is it mentioned that this extreme leftist is a legitimizer of anti-Semitism. Corbyn invited representatives of the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas to the British parliament, calling them “my friends.” Despite pressure for months, he had at the time Chakrabarti’s report was published, not yet admitted that this was a mistake. Corbyn has also given important party assignments to the Hamas friend Seamus Milne, who has called the creation of Israel a crime and the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. In that position the latter gave a red-carpet reception to the Egyptian-born, Qatar-based Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. This leading Sunni cleric condones suicide bombings and has both anti-Semitic and homophobic views.

It is secondary whether one calls several other major distortions by Chakrabarti, manipulations or omissions. The most extreme example of the report’s excessive lack of professionalism, is that in its 28 pages it uses no specific definition of anti-Semitism. How can one investigate the anti-Semitic character of a lengthy series of Jew- and Israel-hatred slurs if one does not define what is anti-Semitic. Chakrabarti also does not publish in her report the list of the anti-Semitic remarks of the elected representatives suspended. She apparently does not want to make clear that it is the number and the extreme character of these slurs which led to her assignment.  

That the IHRA/EUMC definition of anti-Semitism should be used was recommended for instance, in the submission to the Chakrabarti inquiry by the Board of Deputies, the umbrella organization of British Jewry. I made the same recommendation in my open letter to her.

The Chakrabarti report, by not using any definition of anti-Semitism is a step backwards for the Labour Party in the fight against this hate mongering. The 2006 Report of the British All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism recommended that “the EUMC definition – is adopted and promoted by the [British] Government and law enforcement agencies.” The inquiry was initiated by a Labour MP and was headed by another Labour MP. Six of its 14 members were Labour MPs.
Chakrabarti makes a rather cryptic remark about her being a Muslim saying, “I was often (especially on social media) described as a Muslim terrorist sympathizer. I never denied the Muslim label.” Is that a valid reason to omit all the evidence that a disproportionately large number of those suspended or accused of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party are Muslims. Furthermore, the most extreme slur, a genocidal one, against Israel has been made by a Muslim local counselor. She has allegedly tweeted that she hoped Iran would use a nuclear weapon to ‘wipe Israel off the map.’ It must also be noted that various suspended elected representatives in the Labour Party come from areas with a high percentage of Muslims, for instance the Bradford region, where about a quarter of the population is Muslim.

Corbyn has made a huge number of mistakes. Choosing Chakrabarty to carry out the inquiry however, is not one of them. She writes: “As a free speech campaigner, I have always believed in the right to offend. But as a lawyer I know the difference between a right and a duty.” An investigator  with such an attitude toward hate speech is unlikely to be very severe in her judgment about the numerous Jew- and Israel-hate slurs in the party.       

There is also what one might call a propaganda section, in the report, which Chakrabarti  — who only recently became a Labour party member — devotes to outlining how the party in the past has welcomed Jews. That is irrelevant to the actual situation. It is also historical revisionism as she forgets to mention the former Foreign Affairs Secretary Ernest Bevin, a Labourite, who was one of the most hated politicians in large parts of the Jewish world when he strongly opposed Israel’s independence. 

Is it compensation for all her omissions that Chakrabarti gives us yet another extra? She regularly writes in the report about her and her family’s experiences. This egotrip is yet another distraction from what this report should have been about: investigating the extreme anti-Semitic hate slurs by Labour representatives.  

The Chakrabarti text meanders through various statements without any guiding light. Some remarks are relevant, such as that the Holocaust should not be abused. Others are marginal at best, such as recommending not to use the terms “Zio” or “Paki.” She was once shocked when somebody was referred to as a Paki and mentions this in the report. Not worth a mention however are slurs by a Labour representative including “Adolf Hitler was the ‘greatest man in history.’”

Chakrabarti also does damage control for the Labour Party in yet another way. She suggests that there should a moratorium on thepast. If additional  past cases of anti-Semitism should come to the light these should not be dealt with.

Many more criticisms of the report can be made, but that would require an essay. There is another reason why the report has some value. It is a collection of important manipulations, major omissions and dilutions of what should have been its sole subject. In short a prime example of whitewashing and damage control, mixed with ego-tripping. When teaching anti-Semitism, it is an ideal text to let students comment on it and explain to them how anti-Semitism should really be investigated and what is radically wrong with the Chakrabarti report. 







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10.  Report of the British All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism (London: Stationery Office Ltd, September 2006), para. 26.

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GERMANY BOMB HORROR: 12 injured as Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up outside hotspot

AT LEAST 12 people have been injured after a Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up outside a wine bar in Germany.


Police say up to 12 other people were injured in the blast in Ansbach, near Nuremberg, three of them critically.

Ansbach’s mayor Carda Seidel said the inferno was caused by an explosive device.

The horrifying incident occurred at 10.30pm local time at Eugen’s Weinstube in the city’s old town. 

The man has been killed is the suicide bomber and the explosive device he was carrying went off accidentally, according to police. 

Unconfirmed reports state nearby homes have been evacuated.

The nearby Ansbach Open Music Festival has been cancelled as a result of the blast, with around 2,500 people rushed to safety.

Unconfirmed reports claim a man with a rucksack was denied entry to the festival shortly before the explosion ripped through the popular night spot.

The attack took place just three miles away from a US military base, which is home to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade.

A spokesman for the Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann said the explosion was a “deliberate” act rather than an accident.

He said: “At present we assume it is not an accident.”

Heavily armed police are at the scene and officers have cordoned off the area around the wine bar. 

More here.


The thug arm of Erdogan reaches out to the Netherlands…….

Erdogan-supporting Dutch Turks threaten Opponents

There are reports that in Amsterdam lists are circulating of Dutch Turkish businessmen who are opposed to Turkish President Erdogan. Ahmet Taskian of the Dutch Turkish business organization Hogiaf said that at least twenty businesses appear on the black list. 

He asked the Dutch government to intervene. Mehmet Cerd editor of the pro-Gulen paperZaman Vandaag has been called on Twitter a traitor. A Dutch journalist reporting on the Dutch Turkish community has been attacked.




Putin would be very pleased over Gingrich’s blurbs……

In my neck of the woods, the Finns have been debating for over 20 years on whether or not to join NATO, this should hep them to finally come to a conclusion.

By REENA FLORES CBS NEWS July 21, 2016, 9:23 AM

Newt Gingrich: NATO countries “ought to worry” about U.S. commitment

Newt Gingrich, a top Donald Trump supporter and former speaker of the House, defended on Thursday the Republican nominee’s recent remarkssetting conditions for honoring the NATO military alliance.

“[NATO] countries ought to worry about our commitment,” Gingrich said on “CBS This Morning” in an interview. “They ought to worry about commitment under any circumstances. Every president has been saying that the NATO countries do not pay their fair share.”

Of countries that aren’t “doing their fair share,” Gingrich said, “They’re a source of weakness, not a source of strength.”

When pressed on whether Trump and the U.S. would come to the aid of countries like Estonia in the case of a Russian invasion, Gingrich said he too “would think about it a great deal.”

“Estonia is in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The Russians aren’t gonna necessarily come across the border militarily. The Russians are gonna do what they did in Ukraine,” he said. “I’m not sure I would risk a nuclear war over some place which is the suburbs of St. Petersburg. I think we have to think about what does this stuff mean.”

When asked whether he believed Trump meant to terminate the NATO agreement, Gingrich said he believed the GOP nominee wanted to have a “very serious conversation about us being the people who defend people who won’t defend themselves.”

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No surprise here whatsoever…..

Group backing Jeremy Corbyn leadership campaign has ties to anti-Semitic organisation

An official from Momentum, described as Corbyn’s ‘Praetorian Guard’, told an undercover reporter she had indirect contact with a disgraced group called the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) to ‘orchestrate’ backing for the Labour leader. MPAC founder Asghar Bukhari (top right) donated cash to Holocaust denier David Irving, describing his views as ‘The Truth’. Rob Lugg, 35 (below right), Momentum’s representative in Wandsworth, discussed a covert relationship between the group and MPAC in secretly recorded comments. 

When the findings were discussed with Momentum’s London organiser Faduma Hassan (inset with Corbyn), she admitted there had been contact through intermediaries, but appeared to have no concerns about the group. An investigation also found a Momentum official used a hard-line organisation called Novara Media (whose driving force is Aaron Bastani, left) as a cover to write a step-by-step guide on deselecting Labour MPs, authored under a false name.



Which is more hypocritical, a marxist using capitalism to increase his chances at the polls, or ironically, helping impoverished people earn a living (which they must view as worthwhile, this IS Bangladesh btw) all the while condemning their meager wages. 

NOTE:Though I loathe Che Guevara, it amuses me that his pic is highly used in free market trade.

Jeremy Corbyn in T-shirt scandal where poverty-stricken workers fund leadership campaign

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign is being funded by t-shirts made by poverty-stricken workers earning just 30p an hour, The Mail on Sunday can reveal the campaign of Mr Corbyn (left) is benefiting from extremely low paid workers in Bangladesh (right) at the Gildan factory in Dhaka (inset), despite the leader’s previous criticism of pay and working conditions in the country.

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Underhanded scumbaggery…..

Yeah, they could only find one Frenchman to handle security checks on the border……

Dover port chaos as thousands of drivers stuck in 15 hour queues and delays until MONDAY

Tens of thousands of people making their way to the Port of Dover have been stuck in traffic for more than 14 hours – with many motorists stuck in traffic overnight. The reason for the delays was heightened French security on this side of the channel. Questions have now been raised as to staffing levels to cope with a deluge of some 250,000 holidaymakers coupled with stringent security checks put in place by French authorities at the port in the wake of the terror attack in Nice last week. 

Port authorities said French border control booths at Dover had been ‘seriously understaffed’ overnight on Friday, with just three of the seven passport control booths open. At the height of the chaos, just one member of the French border force was checking passengers’ passports on hundreds of coaches – taking 40 minutes to check each coach. British officials are now being drafted in to work with French border police after the Government admitted motorists had suffered ‘extraordinary disruption’. 

Rob Jackson (top right) left Golcar in West Yorkshire with his partner and two children at 8am Saturday morning and were still stuck in traffic some 15 hours later – and forced to sleep in their car. Police helicopters were also drafted in to deliver water (inset, left) to thousands of stricken motorists – as some 250,000 passengers pass through Dover on the busiest weekend of the summer.

More here.


Don’t worry, the BBC believes that it’sts is just “helping society” by obscuring the truth……

BBC Scrubs ‘Ali’ From Munich Killer’s Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media


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The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker’s full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident.

Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly – the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday – is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as “David Sonboly”.

Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent, Daily Mail, and Sky News named the attacker as “Ali David Sonboly” or “David Ali Sonboly”. CNN even referred to him simply as “Ali Sonboly”

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Yeah….the US has that dumb of a sec-state……

Kerry Brutalized by Critics Over Bold Claim About Climate Change and Terrorism

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that climate change is as dangerous as, if not more, than the threats posed by the Islamic State and other extremist groups.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a press conference an anti-ISIL coalition summit at The State Department on July 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Secretaries Kerry and Carter are holding the first joint ministerial of the Counter ISIL Coalition. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 21: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a press conference an anti-ISIL coalition summit at The State Department on July 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Secretaries Kerry and Carter are holding the first joint ministerial of the Counter ISIL Coalition. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Speaking Friday in Vienna at an international climate change conference, Kerry said the issue might not get as much public attention as terrorism but that the meeting is as important as a gathering he hosted only Thursday in Washington on combatting the Islamic State.

“It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what you are doing here right now is of equal importance, because it has the ability literally to save life on this planet,” Kerry told the conference of parties to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, a global treaty to end the use of many chlorofluorocarbons from aerosols and refrigerants that deplete the ozone layer.WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that climate change is as dangerous as, if not more, than the threats posed by the Islamic State and other extremist groups.

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Sunni vs. Shiia …….

Turks, Kosovans and a Greek among shooting victims

Photo: DPA

Turks, Kosovans and a Greek among shooting victims

Published: 23 Jul 2016 14:21 GMT+02:00

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The three Turks killed by an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman were named as Sevda Dag, Can Leyla and Selcuk Kilic by the minister on NTV television.

“Three of our citizens were killed in the Munich shooting,” he said, adding that he had telephoned the families of the victims.

Greece said one of its citizens had also been killed, and three Kosovans were confirmed dead in the attack by their country’s foreign ministry.

Sixteen others were injured, of whom three are in critical condition, Munich police said.

Most of the casualties were young people aged 15 to 21, Bavarian public television said.

More here.


And unlike Obama, I do note that the Finnish president offered condolences to the German people on his country’s behalf, minus any hint of crass behavior in the form of joke telling.

President Niinistö offers condolences over Munich shooting

President Sauli Niinistö expresses his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and to the entire nation of Germany.

Sauli Niinistö
President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö. Image: Petteri Paalasmaa / AOP

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has offered his condolences over the deadly shooting in Munich, Germany on Friday evening.

Niinistö sent his letter of condolence to German President Joachim Gauck.

In his message President Niinistö expresses his deepest synpathy, in the name of the Finnish people, to the families and close friends of the victims of the attack and to the nation of Germany.

Foreign Minister Timo Soini and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä also sent out their deepest condolences on social media, with Sipilä saying he was “deeply shocked” by the acts of violence.

Nine people were killed and 16 injured yesterday when a German-Iranian man opened fire in a shopping mall in Munich before taking his own life.

Edited to include Soini and Sipilä.