Category Archives: Middle East

Texas to withdraw from feds’ refugee program over terror threat

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From Fox News: The state of Texas on Wednesday announced that it is withdrawing from the Obama administration’s refugee resettlement program due to the administration’s inability to ensure that refugees resettled in the state do not pose terror threats, according to an announcement by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Texas informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement in a letter that it will be withdrawing from the program on Jan. 31, 2017. The letter comes on the heels of several weekend terror attacks across the United States

The administration has refused to approve a security plan by the state of Texas aimed at ensuring that refugees are only resettled following in-depth security checks. 

Texas officials drafted a plan that would require federal national security officials to provide assurances that none of the individuals being resettled pose a terror threat. The administration has declined to approve this plan.

Abbott said Texas would not accept a single refuge until proper security measures are put in place. 

Click for more from The Washington Free Beacon.

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Terror attacks are ‘part and parcel of living in a big city’, claims London mayor Sadiq Khan

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From Daily Mail: The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said that living with terror attacks – like the one that hit New York at the weekend – is ‘part and parcel of living in a big city’.

Mr. Khan told the Evening Standard: ‘It is a reality I’m afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things. That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but also it means exchanging ideas and best practice.’

The dopey mayor...

The dopey mayor…

Mr. Khan, who was elected as Mayor in May to replace Boris Johnson, who is ironically now Britain’s Foreign Secretary, was in the United States on a business trip.  He said he had a ‘sleepless’ night on Saturday after a bomb exploded on West 23rd Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, injuring 31 people.

Another device on 27th Street in Manhattan failed to go off and Ahmad Rahami, an Afghan-born US citizen was later arrested in New Jersey.  Mr. Rahami has been charged in relation to the New York explosion and another device that exploded harmlessly hours earlier near a race in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

After taking advice from the New York authorities it was ‘business as usual’ for Mr. Khan, who visited the 9/11 memorial and attended a New York Mets baseball game. Mr. Khan reportedly hinted that the Mets could come to London next year to play a Major League Baseball game at West Ham’s Olympic Stadium.

The other dopey mayor...

The other dopey mayor…

Mr. Khan later met with the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, as well as with Muslim community leaders, and co-wrote an editorial in the New York Times.

Mr. Khan, who was the first Muslim Mayor of a major western city when he was elected in May, Mr. de Blasio and Paris’s Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, wrote: ‘We call on world leaders to adopt a similar welcoming and collaborative spirit on behalf of the refugees all over the world. Our cities stand united in the call for inclusivity. It is part of who we are as citizens of diverse and thriving cities.’

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Muslim ‘migrants’ have transformed the city of Paris into a garbage dump

Gone is our antiquated image of Paris, France as an elegant, civilized city.

Here’s a video showing how the Muslim “migrant” invasion has transformed the French capital into a literal garbage dump, with men lounging on mattresses on streets choked with litter and garbage. I recommend you watch the video in full screen to get the maximum impact.

Notice that the vagrants are all men, and not just men, but young, able-bodied, military-age males. Where are the pore Muslim women and children of the media’s propaganda?

Here’s another video — of a Muslim riot in Paris:

Meanwhile, tourism in France has plummeted. In August 2016, the French government announced that the number of tourists in the country has fallen by 7% since January. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Jean-Marc Ayrault acknowledged that “The perception of security risk has had a clear influence on certain travelers, including the wealthiest ones or those from Asia.”

While all of France is affected by the drop in tourist numbers, Paris and Ile-de-France and have been hit particularly hard. The tourism sector in Ile-de-France has lost a billion Euros in sales since January, according to a report of the Regional Tourism Committee (RTC).

But France’s socialist president François Hollande, in a speech on September 8, 2016, defended Muslims and called on his country to be “tolerant” and “embrace” Islam.

H/t FOTM‘s josephbc69

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Deeply unpopular Hollande calls for France to ’embrace’ Islam and rejects calls for a nationwide burkini ban

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President Unpopular

From Daily Mail: Islam can co-exist with secularism, President Francois Hollande said Thursday, warning in a speech seen as preparing the ground for a re-election bid that the anti-terror fight should not undermine French values.

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The deeply unpopular Hollande has yet to announce whether he will run for a second term next year, but is widely expected to be a candidate. In a passionate plea for tolerance, he defended the country’s Muslim minority following a vitriolic debate on the banning of the Islamic burkini swimsuit. ‘Nothing in the idea of secularism opposes the practice of Islam in France, provided it respects the law,’ Hollande said. Secularism was not a ‘state religion’ to be used against other religions, he said in the speech in Paris, denouncing the ‘stigmatisation of Muslims’.

Mayors in around 30 towns this summer cited France’s century-old secular laws in banning head-to-toe swimwear on their beaches, unleashing a furore. Several of the towns later revoked the bans after France’s highest administrative court ruled they were a ‘serious’ violation of basic freedoms.

The oh-so-attractive burkini

The oh-so-attractive burkini

Hollande rejected calls by conservatives, including his arch-rival, former president Nicolas Sarkozy, for the state to ban the burkini, saying it would be ‘unconstitutional’. 

Asking whether Islam could co-exist with secularism, like Christianity and Judaism, he insisted: ‘My answer is yes, certainly.’ ‘The question the Republic must answer is: Is it really ready to embrace a religion that it did not expect to be this big over a century ago? There too, my answer is yes, certainly.’

In a wide-ranging address Hollande cast himself as a guardian of democracy, resisting calls for more repressive laws following a string of jihadist attacks that have left over 230 people dead in France since January 2015.

The authorities this week launched another anti-terror investigation, following the discovery of six gas cylinders in an abandoned car near Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral. Seven people are being held over the find, which comes two months after a Tunisian radical slammed a lorry into a crowd of Bastille Day revellers in Nice, killing 86 people. Hollande said attack plots had been foiled ‘in recent days’ but did not elaborate.

The government has responded to the threat by deploying thousands of troops to patrol the streets, enacting a raft of anti-terror laws and repeatedly extending a state of emergency – measures deemed insufficient by the conservative opposition.

Sarkozy, who has announced a bid to try to win back the presidency in next year’s election, has called for suspected radicals to be interned in camps. The former president responded late Thursday to Hollande’s comments, saying that ‘democracy can’t be weak. We are France, we cannot accept impotence.’

Sarkozy, putting himself forward as a strong contrast to Hollande, added; ‘I want to be president of a Republic which will protect the French people and which will defend France.’

Hollande warned that France could not sacrifice its core values of liberty, equality and fraternity. ‘The declaration of human rights is not some old scroll to be framed and hung in reception rooms,’ he said. ‘Did the Patriot Act and Guantanamo protect Americans from the (terrorist) threat? No,’ he said, declaring: ‘Democracy is our weapon.’

Polls predict a drubbing for the 62-year-old Socialist if he throws his hat in the ring again after five years marked by stubbornly high unemployment and only timid attempts at reform. Hollande has deferred his decision on whether to run until December.

A poll published Tuesday showed he would only get between 11 and 15 percent in the first round of voting. A separate survey for BFMTV Wednesday showed 88 percent of the French opposed to Hollande standing again.

Three of Hollande’s former ministers have already announced their own presidential bids. They could soon be joined by ambitious former economy minister Emmanuel Macron, who resigned from government last week.

Despite his own camp being in disarray Hollande has cast himself as a unifying force at the helm of the state. ‘When there is danger we must come together,’ he said. Prime Minister Manuel Valls praised the speech, saying Hollande had set out his vision with ‘new vitality’.

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German police tell women to wear sneakers so they can outrun Muslim ‘refugees’

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More insanity from EU governments.

Instead of doing the sensible thing, which is to stem the tide of Muslim so-called “refugees” and “migrants” into their countries, EU governments resort to silly methods to prevent the sexual molestation of their women, such as:

The German federal police have come up with another brilliant idea — that women ditch high heels for sneakers so that they can outrun “asylum seekers”.

The German-language Freie Zeitan Deutschland reports, Sept. 8, 2016, that last year alone, more than a million immigrants from the third world, almost all men, entered Germany. Since then, the number of sexual assaults has “exploded”.

So this is the German police’s advice to women on how to protect themselves against rape by the “asylum seekers”.

Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police of Germany) spokesman Markus Koth said women should trust their intuition. If they have an oppressive feeling about it, if they come across a group of men or a situation that poses a risk, they should definitely avoid the situation, be ready to take “detours,” and get help from police officers in the vicinity.

But if, despite all precautions, a woman is attacked by “asylum seekers,” she must defend herself  “with courage and determination” by screaming loudly to alert passersby and ask them to “please call the police”. For example, you can say: “Hey you over there with the glasses in the blue anorak! Please call the police!”

If you are sexually assaulted, call or get on the government website  hilfetelefon.de for advice.

Some other tips for women are:

  • Wear sneakers instead of high heels, so you can run away.
  • Don’t be alone, but travel in groups of at least two or three.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • If you drink, it’s best to drink from a bottle.
  • Be aware and observant of your surroundings.
  • If you are assaulted, don’t be a victim. Take action by aiming at your attacker’s genitals, joints, eyes, nose, and ears where you can inflict the greatest pain.

~Eowyn

Hillary Clinton reportedly used old BlackBerrys bought on eBay

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Via NY Post: While serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton bought her BlackBerrys off eBay — since she preferred older models that the smartphone company had long retired — a top Republican on Capitol Hill revealed.

“I don’t want to get into this too much, but part of what was happening with the secretary of state was, she was acquiring technology that wasn’t even supported by BlackBerry,” House Oversight Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz told a forum in DC on Wednesday, according to the Washington Examiner.

“You couldn’t buy it. She was actually buying this stuff off of eBay because somebody was selling their old machine. That’s what she liked, so she did. It creates this huge vulnerability. And it’s unnecessary,” Chaffetz added in an appearance at the American Enterprise Institute.

Chaffetz’s remarks come a week after the FBI released notes from its interview of Clinton, part of its investigation into her private email server.

The FBI notes revealed Clinton had 13 BlackBerry devices over the course of her four years as America’s top diplomat. Clinton frequently lost or misplaced her smartphone, the notes said. And Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper destroyed two old devices with a hammer.

Despite the FBI’s decision not to recommend the Justice Department pursue Clinton on criminal charges, Chaffetz has pledged to continue using his House committee to investigate the Democratic presidential candidate.

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