BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS BRINGS HIS NIHILISTIC U.S. FREAK SHOW TO EUROPE……

It’s all about bringing the system down…..any which way that they can.

This is not about ”Black lives”, anymore than feminism is about female rights, it’s all about crushing the existing order, using any societal provocation it can muster.

Protestors bring London’s streets to a standstill in #BlackLivesMatter rally to demonstrate at police shootings in Texas

Black Lives Matter protesters bring London's streets to a standstill

Hundreds of marchers gathered on Oxford Street – the busiest shopping street in Britain -at 10am this morning in the wake of the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. Both men died when they were shot by police officers despite appearing to pose no threat.

Today’s protest drew hundreds of placard waving campaigners marching to show their solidarity with the dozens of black Americans who have died at the hands of police officers in recent years. The gathered group chanted ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ and ‘No racist police’ as they moved along Oxford Street to the U.S. Embassy on Grosvenor Square.

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YLE MEME PUSHING: ”ASYLUM SEEKERS CREATE JOBS”……..

Only a moron would conclude that shifting money around outside of the free market (robbing Peter to pay Paul) is conducive to growing the economy.

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Paying someone to dig a useless hole, then pay another person to fill it up doesn’t create wealth, it’s an illusion of “job creation” translating => into building an economy.

yle bullshit........

Asylum questions

This morning’s Aamulehti leads with a report that claims last autumn’s influx of asylum seekers is continuing to keep people employed in Finland. The country’s six interview centres, where applicants must go to be questioned by asylum officials who will decide on their claim, employ 80-100 people each, the paper says.

The reporter questions an Immigration Service official about why asylum seekers have to travel sometimes long distances in order to reach an interview, to which the answer is that it is a more efficient use of public resources for the claimants themselves to travel to appointments than for the officials to spend their time touring the country.

In response to the paper’s query about why a town the size of Tampere doesn’t have its own interview centre, even though there are 1,500 asylum seekers in the region still waiting for their claims to be processed, the official promises that Tampere will be first on the list if a new wave of arrivals this autumn makes it necessary to open a new regional office.

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LEFTIST SANCTIMONY ALERT: TRUMP’S SIX-POINTED STAR CAUSES LEFTIST HISSY-FIT…….

Much to do about nothing, but the opportunists on the left spin it with all that they’ve got.

Even the ADL which should know better (laying baseless charges which diminishes the severity of actual Jew hatred) wades in with mouth flapping. Leftism 1st, the actual reason why they’ve formed as an organization…..a distant 2nd or even 3rd.

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I agree with an Israeli colleague/friend of mine, this is pure opportunism. If the star was blue, maybe they might have a case, and that’s a maybe, but the charge was about corruption, and sheriffs badge is a six pointed star…..That is the point behind using the symbol.

At worst, one might say a better symbol could have been used, but then again, law enforcement doesn’t use five or 7 pointed stars very often, the six pointed star is the most common.

From the Israeli leftist rag Haaretz:

Trump Quickly Replaces Tweet That Prompted Cries of anti-Semitism Online

‘Trump’s new anti-Hilary ad is a pile of money overlaid with her face & a star of david,’ wrote Max Fisher of the original image. ‘Wonder what the message is?’
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But nothing is said about this in the media, not much at least:

Hillary’s Email Trail of Troubling Anti-Israel Conversations

Clinton praised professional Israel hater Max Blumenthal as ‘powerful and touching’

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US: BERNIE SANDERS SAYS DON’T BLAME ISLAM FOR ORLANDO SHOOTING……

Alternative headline: MARXIST CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT BERNIE SANDERS SAYS DON’T BELIEVE YOUR LYING EYES ON JIHADI MASSACRE OF ORLANDO GAYS……

Sanders: Don’t blame Islam for Orlando shooting

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Bernie Sanders on Tuesday lashed out at those who blame Islam for the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Speaking at an impromptu press conference outside his campaign headquarters, Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, said the gunman’s motives are complicated and remain largely unknown.

“Was he motivated by the ideology of some fanatic Islamic organization which believes it is somehow heroic to mow down innocent and defenseless men and women?” Sanders asked.

“Was he motivated by homophobia and hatred of the gay community? Was he motivated by some kind of hatred of Latinos? Was he suicidal and wanted to end his life by taking others with him? We may never know the answer to those questions.”

Sanders noted that the attacker was one person, not an entire people or a religion.

“The Muslim people did not commit this act. A man named Omar Mateen did. To blame an entire religion for the acts of a single individual is nothing less than bigotry, and that is not what this country is supposed to be about.”

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FLA.IMAM DISSEMBLES TO MEDIA IN WAKE OF HORRIFIC ISLAMIC INSPIRED TERROR ATTACK ON FLA. GAY BAR…….

David Reaboi @davereaboi:
“As soon as there’s a terror attack, first thing they do is call the local Islamic Society.”

ISLAMOPHILE (SECRET MUSLIM) CIA CHIEF TO ABSOLVE SAUDI ARABIA OF ANY ROLE IN 9/11……

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Not the most trustworthy of types to be heading the CIA at this time and juncture in US history.

Saudi Arabia set to be absolved of responsibility in 9/11 in secret report, CIA chief says

  • CIA Chief John Brennan backs release of classified pages, says ‘everyone will see evidence that Saudi government had nothing to do with it’
  • President George W Bush redacted 28 pages of a report into 9/11 attacks 
  • Former Senator Bob Graham, who wrote the report, wants it published
  • Obama administration likely soon release secret papers that could light on possible Saudi connection to 9/11 
  • Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia
  • Disclosure will come at time when relations between US and Saudi Arabia are strained 
  • Saudis have long said that they would welcome declassification 
  • They said it will give them a chance to respond to allegations

CIA chief John Brennan said he expects 28 classified pages of a U.S. congressional report into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.

‘I think the 28 pages will be published and I support their publication and everyone will see the evidence that the Saudi government had nothing to do with it,’ Brennan said in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabiya TV. His comments were dubbed into Arabic.

The withheld section of the 2002 report is central to a dispute over whether Americans should be able to sue the Saudi government, a key U.S. ally, for damages.

John Brennan backs release of classified pages, says ¿everyone will see evidence that Saudi government had nothing to do with it¿

John Brennan backs release of classified pages, says ‘everyone will see evidence that Saudi government had nothing to do with it’

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POLL SHOWS MAJORITY OF MENA PROFESSIONALS TO BE ISLAM PIMPING KOOKS……

What would we expect from Muslims but to pimp Islam to the world?

The reality speaks otherwise:

86.8% Middle East professionals agree Ramadan one of favorite times of year – 6 in 10 respondents believe Ramadan lifts morale at work

DUBAI: It is no secret that Ramadan can bring out the best in people. Dedicated to reflection, restraint, generosity and unity, the holy month draws families and friends together to share and reflect-and for professionals in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), the spirit of Ramadan carries from home to the workplace. According to the new Bayt.com “Ramadan in the Middle East Workplace” poll, carried out by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s leading career site, a majority of MENA professionals (86.8 percent) agree that Ramadan is one of their favorite times of the year.

More than half (53.7 percent) of MENA respondents feel that they socialize more than usual with their colleagues during Ramadan. In keeping with a heightened morale and a more sociable atmosphere at work, a slightly higher percentage (56.3 percent) of MENA professionals believe that there is a noticeable increase in their company’s charitable activity during Ramadan.

Favorable atmosphere
With a favorable workplace atmosphere during the holy month, responses are fairly evenly split when it comes to taking time off from work. 53.7 percent of respondents say that they do not take time off during Ramadan and 46.3 percent say that they do at least occasionally. Similarly, just over half (56.9 percent) of respondents travel on the Eid break while the rest (43.1 percent) do not.

Of course, Ramadan sentiments of illumination and compassion are evident in MENA professionals’ personal lives as well. The vast majority (96.1 percent) of respondents say that they use Ramadan to reflect on their life and become a better person, and almost as many respondents (94.9 percent) say that they personally give more to charity during the holy month.

Additionally, more than eight in ten (81.1 percent) MENA professionals feel that they see more family and friends during Ramadan and a slightly higher number (83.1 percent) believe that their lifestyle habits are healthier for the month. It is evident that Ramadan has many positive effects on the MENA region, lifting people’s spirits and enabling their generosity-and these can be seen in many ways in the workplace.

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PALLYWOOD ON THE MEDITERRANEAN: LYING MEDIA PAYING MUSLIMS SETTLERS TO POSE AS DROWNED AND DEAD………

Same MO, different arena……..

Kos Bishop: Foreign Reporters Pay Refugees to Play Victims of Drowning

nathanail-prosfyges-708_0Foreign reporters pay refugees 20 euros to act as if they have drowned, said Bishop of Kos and Nisyros Nathanael.

The unusual testimony was made during a radio interview on Alpha 98.9 on Wednesday. Bishop Nathanael said that, “I witnessed with my own eyes foreign television reporters paying people (refugees) 20 euros to play victims of drowning.”

The bishop said that mass media are trying to present a fake picture of events, far from reality. He said it is a sin to exploit human pain.

Bishop Nathanel also said that the only people who truly help refugees are the local residents and that other organizations, government or non-government, simply assist the local volunteers.

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UK: LYING MUSLIM ‘HATE MONITORING’ ORG GETS CAUGHT LYING, LOSES FUNDING…….

Muslims are like Leftists, they have to lie, and lie hard, to get suckers to ply them with cash, usually other people’s hard earned cash, that’s why there is such an affinity between them.

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Muslim hate monitor to lose backing

Ministers end funding for body that claimed ‘wave of attacks’ against Islam.

Fiyaz Mughal of Tell Mama.

Fiyaz Mughal of Tell Mama. Photo: REX FEATURES

7:00AM BST 09 Jun 2013

A controversial project claiming to measure anti-Muslim attacks will not have its government grant renewed after police and civil servants raised concerns about its methods.

The project, called Tell Mama, claimed that there had been a “sustained wave of attacks and intimidation” against British Muslims after the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby, with 193 “Islamophobic incidents” reported to it, rising to 212 by last weekend.

The group’s founder, Fiyaz Mughal, said he saw “no end to this cycle of violence”, describing it as “unprecedented”. The claims were unquestioningly repeated in the media.

Tell Mama and Mr Mughal did not mention, however, that 57 per cent of the 212 reports referred to activity that took place only online, mainly offensive postings on Twitter and Facebook, or that a further 16 per cent of the 212 reports had not been verified. Not all the online abuse even originated in Britain.

Contrary to the group’s claim of a “cycle of violence” and a “sustained wave of attacks”, only 17 of the 212 incidents, 8 per cent, involved the physical targeting of people and there were no attacks on anyone serious enough to require medical treatment.

 More here.

NORWAY: LYING ISLAMONAZI IN COURT CLAIMS ISLAMIC STATE NOT TRUE ISLAM…….

Eh, ….Islamic State is actually Islam 101, or post-hijra Islam.

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Norway man who joined Isis: ‘It was contrary to Islam’

Norway man who joined Isis: 'It was contrary to Islam'

Nils Christian Nordhus, the lawyer defending one of the suspects, talks with fellow defence lawyer Svein Holden in Oslo District Court on Wednesday. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Published: 18 May 2016 16:45 GMT+02:00

A 23-year-old man who joined Isis in Syria told an Oslo court on Wednesday that what he witnessed there went against his views of Islam.

The 23-year-old, a Chechen living in Oslo, is on trial for making a terror pact with a 46-year-old Norwegian-Pakistani man. The man said he would not tell the Oslo District Court on Wednesday exactly what it was he had seen that made him want to leave Syria unless the court granted his request to hold parts of his testimony behind closed doors.

His lawyer Svein Holden lamented the fact that the request was denied.

“That means that the court will not get to hear about this incident nor about what he said to the Isis leaders to be allowed to leave. He will only give testimony about these two things behind closed doors,” said Holden.

The 23-year-old said that the incident was something he observed on a motorcycle ride along with an 18-year-old Isis recruit.

More here.

 

AUSTRIA: HALF OF FRAUDUGEES CLAIMING TO BE CHILDREN REGARDLESS OF GRAY HAIR AND BEARDS……

Does this include any of the females that manage to make the trip as well?

Migrants who have crossed the border from Austria are pictured walking to a registration point in the village of Simbach in southern Germany. Officials in Austria say half of all migrants who say they are children are adults

Migrants who have crossed the border from Austria are pictured walking to a registration point in the village of Simbach in southern Germany. Officials in Austria say half of all migrants who say they are children are adults

HALF of refugees claiming to be children in Austria are adults… and many even arrive with ‘grey hair and beards’ say officials

  • Austrian officials says there has been a jump in bogus child claims
  • Last year claims by 951 out of 2,200 asylum seekers were disproved  
  • The medical tests used to prove age has cost Austria 2m euros (£1.59m)
  • The majority of the ‘fake children’ (691) were from Afghanistan 

Half of all migrants claiming to be children are lying, according to Austrian officials who say the ‘juveniles’ are sometimes in their 30s and have grey hair and beards.

The unnamed official told Austrian journalists: ‘It is completely absurd. We have men turning up here with full beards and grey hair claiming to be children.’

Austrian officials said that of 2,200 asylum seekers claiming to be children, 951 were found to be considerably older following medical tests.

But under Austrian law every person claiming to be a juvenile has to be given child status, until medical tests can prove otherwise.

An official from Austria’s Bundesamt für Fremdenwesen und Asyl (BFA) immigration agency said two million euros (£1.59m) had been spent on these medical tests. 

Very few migrants from Syria, Afghanistan or Nigeria have birth certificates or other identity papers which can be relied upon to give an accurate estimate of their age.

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LONDON GOES GREEN…….ISLAMIC GREEN

The Leftist-Islamic nexus laid bare for all to see…… the morons.

If a Tory candidate for mayor was seen sharing a platform with known neo-fascists, and saying highly incendiary things that would lead you to believe that he shared their views, and ”apologized” for them because of criticism….would you believe him?

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The bus driver’s son who became London’s first Muslim mayor: How ex-human rights lawyer Sadiq Khan has been dogged by links to extremists – but claims he’s a moderate who loves manicures and wooed his wife with a Filet-O-Fish in McDonald’s 

How new London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been dogged by links to extremists

London’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured right with his wife Saadiya and two daughters) is the proud son of a Pakistani bus driver who is so liberal he backed gay marriage and even launched his campaign in a pub. The Labour MP, 45, put tackling terrorism and ‘rooting out its cancer’ at the heart of his campaign and pledged to put the capital on a ‘war-footing from day one’.

He was helped into City Hall by Tory rival Zac Goldsmith’s campaign, which was even branded ‘racist’ and ‘outrageous’ by his own party after he claimed Mr Khan’s Labour team ‘thinks terrorists are its friends’. But Mr Khan’s career is littered with incidents where he has ended up sharing the platform with extremists and has been forced into a humbling apologies for giving the impression he shared their views. Mr Khan is also pictured in his mother’s arms (top left) and with his family in 1972 (bottom left).

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HELSINGIN SANOMAT: MUSLIM JOURNALIST INFILTRATES ISIS TERROR CELL, CONCLUDES THEY’RE ”FRUSTRATED LADS, NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM”…….

Alternative headline: HELSINGIN SANOMAT SAYS GERMAN YOUTH IN FRANCE JOINED THIRD REICH DUE TO FRUSTRATION, HITLER’S MEIN KAMPF/HITLER PLAYED ABSOLUTELY NO ROLE…….

Don’t believe your lying eyes, Islam has nothing to do with ISIS, and “War is peace. Freedom is slavery, Ignorance is strength”!

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What’s laughable is the journalist freely admits that Mohamed’s ”brothel in the sky” message was one of the recruiting tools used to entice these sex-starved males to blow themselves up for allah. Hitler plied the young minds of German with all kinds of utopian candy, and no reason minded individual will conclude that national socialism had nothing to do with it.

French journalist infiltrated jihadisti group – “No trace of Islam”

Ruutukaappaus Allahin sotilaat -dokumentin trailerista.

French journalist infiltrated a terrorist attack brooding jihadisti cell for half a year and described them with the hidden camera.

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FRENCH journalist infiltrated a terrorist attack brooding jihadisti cell for half a year and described its members with the hidden camera.

The result was the “soldiers of Allah”, as a documentary, which will be aired in France on Monday night.

Under the pseudonym of Saïd Ramzi the reporter told of their experiences to the news agency AFP .

He is a Muslim who says he belongs to the same generation as the terrorists in last year’s devastating Paris attack.

“MY GOAL was to understand what was motivating their thoughts,” he says.

“One of the main conclusions is that throughout the activity I have not seen any trace of Islam. I do not see any kind want of changing the world for the better. Only lost, frustrated, self-destructive young people, who are easy to manipulate. “

“Their misfortune was born in the era of the Islamic State. It is very sad. They are young people who are looking for something, and they found this.”

REPORTER managed to contact the group through Facebook. After that, he met with the “emir”, the person called. This lead group consisted of about a dozen young people, some of them born in Muslim families, some converts.

The meeting took place in the outskirts of a town called Châteauroux, which was unoccupied during the winter season.

The “Emir” was a French-Turkish young man named Oussama . The first meeting, he tried to convince the journalist that he could expected paradise if he would do a suicide attack.

“This is the road to paradise”, Oussama says in the video.

“Come, brother, let’s go to paradise. Our women are waiting for us there, and the angels are servants. For the palace, as well as gold and rubies on the winged horse, “he says.

The journalist appeared in the group as Abu Hamza.

THE SECOND meeting in front of the mosque in the suburbs of Paris, one member of the group points to an airplane in the sky approaching the runway.

“With a small rocket launcher you could get that kind of easy … You do something like that in the name of Dawlan [terrorist organization Isis] , and France would be traumatized for a century,” he says.

Oussama is getting in contact with Isis in Syria. He was, however, arrested in Turkey and handed over to France, where he has been five months in prison.

He speaks to attack on the military base, as well as to the media, “as was done to  Charlie.”

In January 2015 the two brothers attacked the satirical journal Charlie Hebdon, killing 12 people in the premises.

THINGS are given new twists, when a person called  Abu Suleiman, returns from Raqqa, the Isis center in Syria. He tells the journalist to come to see him at the train station.

There he is greeted by completely covering niqab dressed woman, holding out a letter to the journalist.

The letter describes the plan of terrorist attacks. To a nightclub, and a command is to shoot “until dead”, waiting for the security forces and will then trigger an explosive belt.

At this point, the authorities close the loop around the group. Several members of the group are arrested, AFP says.

One of the escaped members sends a message to the journalist: “You are lost, dude.”

“At the time the infiltration ended”, Mr Ramzi said.

HS h/t: Johhny Too Bad

EU: OH, ABOUT THOSE 250 000 MUSLIM SETTLERS ON THE HIJRA WHO WEREN’T COUNTED AT ALL……

The EU and their lackeys in member states are lying to the people everywhere…..

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It’s not a “silly conspiracy theory” when its happening in front of your face day in and day out.

The 250,000 EU migrants ‘that weren’t counted’: Explosive report says official figures are underestimating number by 50,000 a year meaning migration from inside Europe is now higher than the rest of the world combined

Migrants and refugees cook near a fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni

Migrants and refugees cook near a fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni

  • Number of EU migrants living in the UK has been undercounted by 250,000
  • Shocking findings were uncovered after analysis of five years of figures 
  • Net migration from inside the EU was around 50,000 a year higher than official statistics admit

The number of EU migrants living in the UK has been undercounted by 250,000 over the past five years, an explosive report claims today.

The study said net migration from inside the EU was around 50,000 a year higher than official statistics admit.

Crucially, it would mean that migration from inside the EU – over which the Government has no control – is now higher than that from the rest of the world combined.

The number of EU migrants living in the UK has been undercounted by 250,000 over the past five years, an explosive report claims today

The number of EU migrants living in the UK has been undercounted by 250,000 over the past five years, an explosive report claims today

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FINLAND: ISRAELI ARAB (PROPAGANDIST) SPREADS LIES IN HELSINKI ABOUT MIZRACHI (”ARAB”) JEWS……

First from Prof. Steven Plaut writing at Front Page Magazine in 2014:

Once education and the other explanatory variables are controlled, there is very little difference between Ashkenazim and Mizrahim earnings, and in a few cases, particularly for women, Mizrahim outperform Ashkenazi women. The Ashkenazi-Mizrahi distinction certainly appears to be less important in explaining earnings differences than the distinction between native-born Jews and foreign-born Jews or recent immigrants. Here again, there are differences between men and women. Ashkenazi women slightly underperform Mizrahi women, other things being equal, while Ashkenazi men slightly outperform compared with Mizrahi men. The bottom line is that the data do not support the presumption that Mizrahim are systematically disadvantaged in Israeli labor markets.

It’s highly typical of politically active Arabs abroad painting the situation in Israel in a hysterical light. ”Discrimination and injustices” (real and imagined) that effect every single Western state in existence are highlighted in a extreme light, all because they supposedly take place in Israel. Immediately all sense of proportion and reality are tossed out the window because the Jews are involved.

NOTE: There is absolutely NO excuse for Western journalists in this day and age of the internet, to give an uncritical ear to propagandists. It’s obvious that pseudo journalist Annika Hallström (and her gatekeepers) at the Hufvudstadsbladet deems it to be her duty to spread unsubstantiated bull crap against the Jewish state.

Hufvudstadsbladet Article 14.4.2016 / Translation

A Palestinian artist is not romantic

The refuge is at Suomenlinna. Jowan Safadi in their temporary hemknutar. There is also his temporary studio. PHOTO: CATA PORTIN

By Annika Hällsten

Palestinian musician Jowan Safadi needed a break from the persecution in Israel. In Suomenlinna he found his comfort zone. Jowan Safadi, born in Nazareth, but residing in Haifa, is standing on the Suomenlinna ferry deck and looking happy. Partly (because) the weather is the best possible one morning in April, partly (because) he has a meeting with his Finnish musicians to look forward to.

[…]

Jowan Safadi is the artist in residence and the first participant of the Safe Haven project the City of Helsinki is now paying for. Safe Haven Helsinki offers persecuted artists a respite for a limited time and Jowan Safadi expects to stay in Finland for a maximum of just over four months.

[…]

Arabs who are Jews

“It’s hard to be an Arab in a racist state” sings Jowan Safadi in the song To be an Arab. The song caused a stir when it was published in the summer of 2015. Partly because Safadi sings in Hebrew, partly because the point in the text is directed against the racist Israel. The song is about Mizrahi Jews, i.e. Jews from Arab countries such as Iraq and Morocco.

– We are talking about Arabs with the Jewish religion, Jowan Sawadi explains. After the establishment of the State of Israel, Mizrahi Jews were persuaded to move to Israel but were met there by a different reality than they had imagined.

– In their home countries, the Mizrahi Jews belonged to the elite. In Israel, they were discriminated against and ostracized and treated as slaves because they were Arabs.

– It led to a situation in which they, in their attempts to adapt, became racist against Arabs. How do Mizrahi Jews react to the song?

More at Hufvudstadsbladet

The 1st Secretary of the Israeli Embassy in Helsinki, Arezoo Hersel, responds:

Even today Jews are forced to flee

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Hufvudstadsbladet Op-ed 24.5.2016: Even today Jews are forced to flee My fellow countryman, Mr. Jowan Safadi, a guest of the City of Helsinki, presented his version of history and negative interpretation of contemporary Israel in HBL’s interview (14.4.2016). He might represent the fringe of Israeli society, but certainly not its majority. In order to understand these issues, let me mention some major events:

In 1947 the United Nations adopted the partition plan for establishing an Arab State and a Jewish State in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine. It was accepted by the Jews, but rejected by the Arabs. Moreover, the Arab countries started to prepare for war against the future Jewish State.

The Political Committee of the Arab League drafted a law to govern the Jews in Arab countries, about 856,000 Jews, referred to as the “Mizrahi Jews”. It provided, among other things, that Jews suspected to be Zionists would be interned as political prisoners and their assets would be confiscated. Discriminatory legislation against Jews was enacted and pogroms and anti-Jewish riots took place in many countries, for example in Iraq, Libya and Morocco.

When the State of Israel was established in 1948, it was immediately attacked by its Arab neighbors. As a result of the conflict, two refugee groups emerged: Jews from Arab countries and Arabs of Palestine. It is important to note that many Arabs stayed in Israel and became citizens with equal rights under the law.

During its early years, while surrounded by enemies and coping with limited resources, Israel did its utmost to welcome and absorb the immigrants. Unfortunately, the same did not happen for the Palestinians: Arab countries (except Jordan) refused to grant them citizenship and intentionally maintained their status as refugees.

To this day, the hostile policy of most countries in the region towards Israel and Jews continues to force Jews to flee. For example, just last month, nineteen Jews escaped from war-torn Yemen to Israel. Nowadays, only a fraction of the once flourishing Jewish communities is left in the Arab world.

The painful journey of the Mizrahi Jews is not a mere historical fact, but part of my personal history: as a child, I escaped revolutionary Iran with my family and found a safe haven in Israel – the only place I call home. As newcomers, we were received with open arms. I was educated according to the core values of Israel – still the only true democracy in the Middle East – promoting pluralism and fundamental rights for all of its citizens, regardless of their religion, race or gender.

Unfortunately, sometimes these values are misrepresented in Israel and abroad to an extent that distorts history and facts. In democratic countries, such as Israel and Finland, everyone is of course free to express their views, even if they are extreme or offensive. However, attitudes of this nature, do not contribute to better understanding of the conflict and promoting reconciliation. Let’s advance peace through constructive dialogue that will lead to coexistence and brighter future.

Arezoo Hersel

Chargé d’affaires

Embassy of Israel

FPM’S HUGH FITZGERALD DEBUNKS KAPLAN PIECE THAT ”EUROPE WAS DEFINED BY ISLAM”…….

Kaplan is one the useful stooge lackeys who knows little, but pontificates a lot…. 

As for invoking the future threat of the “dementia of ideologies,” what is Kaplan talking about? The only “dementia” apparent in Europe today is that of Muslim migrants in mental thrall to the ideology of Islam and, just as worrisome, the dementia of those non-Muslims who, like Robert Kaplan, fail to see what is staring them in the face – not the promise of a “new Europe” but the threat of a Europe that could be destroyed by the failure of its citizens to recognize, halt, and determinedly turn back, what has now become a Muslim invasion.

ROBERT KAPLAN: ‘EUROPE WAS DEFINED BY ISLAM. AND ISLAM IS REDEFINING IT NOW.’

Is it really Europeans who need to compromise?

Hugh Fitzgerald

Robert Kaplan, a contributing editor to The Atlantic, has just published a piece on Islam and the future of Europe. He claims, startlingly, that Europe “was essentially defined by Islam,” by which he means that before Islam swept across North Africa, Europe consisted of a single civilization, on both banks of the Mediterranean — that of the Roman Empire — and that Islam’s arrival severed “the Mediterranean region into two civilizational halves.” It is true that Muslim conquerors swept across North Africa in the seventh and eighth centuries, but not quite true, pace Kaplan, that they “extinguished Christianity there.”

Millions of Coptic Christians remained a majority in Egypt until the 14th century (that is, for at least 700 years after the time that Kaplan claims Muslim armies “virtually extinguished Christianity” in North Africa). And while it is true that the Roman Empire was sundered, it was not only by the forces of Islam, as Kaplan appears to believe: before the Arab armies arrived, others had been seizing territory from Roman control, including the Visigoths in Spain and the Vandals, who conquered the Roman province of Africa in 433 and held it till 539.

Kaplan quotes with evident approval Jose Ortega y Gasset that “all European history has been a great migration toward the North.” Is that true? The Roman Empire fell because of a great migration of the Germanic tribes from the north and northeast to the South; it was they, the Barbarians, who beat down the steady Roman legions and seized Rome in 476 A.D., with the Germanic warrior Odoacer placed on the throne. And even before the Fall of Rome, the Roman Empire had divided into Eastern and Western Empires, one ruled from Rome, the other from Constantinople. Surely that split was just as significant, for the future of European civilization, with the Western empire embracing Latin Catholicism, and the Eastern empire Orthodox Christianity, as the loss of North Africa to Islam.

Racing through the centuries, Kaplan in the same sentence leaps from “the breakup of the Roman empire” (into East and West, but he says nothing further about the colossal effect of that split) to “that northward migration” which “saw the Germanic peoples (the Goths, Vandals, Franks, and Lombards) forge the rudiments of Western civilization.” This is a doubly bizarre remark, since it was their southern migration which brought the Germanic peoples within the borders of the Roman Empire and ultimately to Rome. And it was the Romans of both the Western and Eastern Empires, not the Germanic tribes, who forged more than the rudiments of Western civilization, including such monumental achievements as, in the Eastern Empire, the Code of Justinian.

Kaplan fleetingly mentions, exactly three times, what should be at the center of any history of Europe: Christianity itself. He writes that the Slavs and Magyars “adopted Christianity,” that European unity began with the concept of a “Christendom” in “inevitable opposition to Islam,” and that Muslims in Europe today “have no desire to be Christians” – and that’s all he has to say on the subject of Europe and Christianity. He does not discuss what Christianity has contributed to forming the European mentality over the last two thousand years, or how it has influenced, even shaped, Europe’s art and music, its literature, its philosophy, its political thought, its more, none of it thinkable without taking into the account the influence of Christianity. Kaplan has Islam on his mind, and were he to do justice to Christianity, his readers might begin to see the sense of insisting that it was not Islam, but Christianity, that “defined Europe.”

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Kaplan several times mentions Edward Said’s book Orientalism favorably, claiming that it set out how “Islam had defined Europe culturally, by showing what it was against. Europe’s identity, in other words, was built in significant measure on a sense of superiority to the Muslim Arab world on its periphery.” What Said mainly tried to do in Orientalism was different: to endow with a new and insidious meaning the word “Orientalist,” which hitherto had referred neutrally to Western scholars of the languages of the Levant (especially Arabic), and of Islam and Islamic civilization. Said claimed that these “Orientalists” studied Arabic as part of a deliberate campaign to justify and help the project of Western imperialism by means of their putatively unsympathetic or hostile treatment of Oriental peoples. The devastating detailed critique of Said’s use of “Orientalism” as a term of polemical abuse, delivered by Bernard Lewis in 1982, and which many considered a knockout blow, apparently has not yet reached Robert D. Kaplan.

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FINLAND: CLAIMS OF RACIAL PROFILING BY ALREADY HAMSTRUNG POLICE…….

I’m one of the first to defend a person’s right to walk or drive the streets of Finland unmolested by the police. 

Let me ask however, how is a cop to check for foreigners illegally here in the country if they can’t look for foreigners here in the country? The illogical Left throws up so many roadblocks (on purpose) in order to thwart the questioning of a suspected perp, because they do not want anyone tossed out of the country. The person literally has to be involved in a crime or infraction of the law for the police to act.

The first priority of any Western government is the protection of its civil society from foreign enemies, the Left have the police so hamstrung that they are not able to effectively carry out their duties. There is a line, and the Left have effectively erased it in their favor.

Police under scrutiny over racial profiling claims

The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman has called on Helsinki police to respond to claims that recent police action has amounted to racial profiling. The Ombudsman says members of the public have complained about being targeted for police checks because of their appearance.

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Helsingin poliisi on tarkastanut ulkomaalaisia ydinkeskustassa.

Police and the Finnish Border Guard have organised a total of four immigration control operations targeting foreigners in central Helsinki. The monitoring exercise allegedly focused on people assumed to be of foreign extraction and involved ID checks.

Non-Discrimination Ombudsman Kirsi Pimiä says she has received complaints about checks targeting foreign nationals, many of whom say they feel they have been wrongly profiled based on their appearance.

The office says it will demand a report from the Helsinki Police Department on its surveillance of foreigners.

Police have right to conduct checks

Legally police retain the right to check whether people from abroad have the right to be in the country. The recent intensification of surveillance measures against foreigners has also stirred feelings of resentment among people following the developments on social media.

“Police have to make sure that ethnic or racial profiling does not occur,” says specialist Robin Harms from the Ombudsman’s office. “It is completely unenlightened to make assumptions based on skin colour in modern Finland.”

When police conduct surveillance of foreigners it should occur openly and according to a precise plan of action. All surveillance should also be documented for later inspection, the specialist notes.

“Nobody should have to experience being chosen for an ID check based on the colour of their skin. If this has happened it is a serious offence and gross misconduct,” says Harms.

Checks effective?

Harms also questions the efficacy of police checks on foreigners.

“It doesn’t seem resource-effective and this has been done in many places, but only a handful of individuals presented any kind of risk in relation to their stay in the country.”

Helsinki police detective Henri Helminen says that immigration monitoring is usually conducted in tandem with other duties. However, in some cases police may do spot checks on people who appear “non-Finnish”.

“In these cases we simply ask them whether or not they are foreigners,” Helminen says.

No need to carry ID

According to Finnish law, people are not obliged to carry proof of identity at all times. If an individual does not have any ID, police may check their information from a centralised database.

If a person has not dealt with Finnish authorities in the past, their information may not be available. In these cases police may enter a person’s home or hotel room to access their papers.

“This depends very much on the circumstances surrounding the encounter. If it’s clearly a case of a tourist, then we would hardly start looking for documents,” Helminen adds.

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FINLAND: IMAM (SHIITE) ASKED ABOUT HANDSHAKES …….

It all depends upon sharia compliance and  whether the Muslim is engaged in stealth practices in order to strategically promote Islamic goals. Giving Islam a ‘modern face’.

This imam is the same one who tried to downplay the murder of homosexuals in Islam on Finnish national TV a few years ago.

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Islamic etiquette 

Imam Abbas Bahmanpour was asked in the paper about the customs of Finnish Muslims after controversy in Switzerland over a Syrian family’s asylum application, which was reportedly frozen because the family’s two teenage boys refused to shake a teacher’s hand.

“Islam has very strict chastity mandates, one being to avoid all physical contact with the opposite sex,” Bahmanpour says in Ilta-Sanomat. “The line is drawn clearly for clarity. Otherwise many might ask whether hugging is alright if handshakes are, if kissing is allowed if hugging is, and so on.”

Vice chair Pia Jardi of the Islamic Council of Finland says in the piece that Muslims hold different interpretations of the no-touching rule, and that following or refusing to follow Finnish greeting etiquette is a personal choice.

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