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  • German Antifa Group Posts Revenge "Hit List" Of 54 Police Officers

    12/20/2017 6:51:43 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Capitol Zero ^ | 12-20-2017
    A "left-wing extremist" group in Germany associated with Antifa published a list of 54 police officers believed to have taken part in raids of suspected rioters protesting the G20 summit in Hamburg, with the group calling for the public to 'dox' the officers by sending in their personal information. "We would be pleased about tips regarding where they live or can be met privately," reads the post The list was posted Sunday evening on an extremist website, reports Die Welt, and is thought to be revenge for the publication by Hamburg investigators of over 100 photos and videos G20 riot...
  • German scientists involved in toxic diesel fume tests on humans

    01/29/2018 1:27:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    dw.com ^ | January 29, 2018 | dpa, Reuters
    Reports by German newspapers Stuttgarter Zeitung and Süddeutsche Zeitung said humans had been exposed to a gas found in diesel fumes during an experiment "sometime between 2012 and 2015" requested by a group funded by German carmakers. Auto manufacturers said they had an interest in proving that the use of modern technology made diesel emissions more or less harmless. The tests were requested by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT) — a now defunct organization founded by German carmakers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. The experiments focused on "short-term nitrogen dioxide inhalation by healthy...
  • Desperation Time As Democrats Seek to Stop Trump From Succeeding

    01/28/2018 10:21:00 PM PST · by lowbuck · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | 29 January 2018 | Author Kurt Schlichter
    It’s panic time as the liberals struggle to halt the winning streak of President Donald Trump (Yeah, President Donald Trump – get used to it!). It’s tacky, petty, and pathetic, and exactly what we’ve come to expect from the kind of people who shamelessly backed Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit while screeching “#MeToo!” Hypocrisy, thy name is “Liberal.” Remember back in the day when Democrats were supposed to be the friends and protectors of oppressed minorities who stood up for their rights out of basic decency and courage? Me neither – the Party of Bull Connor was never really concerned about...
  • Germany: Pants sold with alarm to ward off Muslim migrant rapes

    01/28/2018 9:43:50 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 62 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JAN 26, 2018 | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Germany has introduced pants with safety alarms to ward off Muslim migrant sex attacks, as Europe continues to descend into lawlessness and dhimmitude. UK police once advised potential victims not to harm their attackers, issuing a statement: “You must not get a product which is made or adapted to cause a person injury. Possession of such a product in public (and in private in specific circumstances) is against the law.” In Germany, reports emerged that “safe shorts,” made to prevent pervasive sex attacks by migrants, were sold out; and as Sweden struggles to cope with its migrant crisis, incidents of...
  • Nursing Home Re-Creates Communist East Germany For Dementia Patients

    01/28/2018 12:17:44 PM PST · by mac_truck · 59 replies
    NPR ^ | 1/22/18 | Soraya Nelson
    It's said that time heals all wounds. But not for people afflicted with dementia like Gerda Noack. The 93-year-old German woman's memory is fading, as is her eyesight. The losses scare her. On a recent morning at the AlexA Residence for Senior Citizens in Dresden, where she lives, Noack sounded anxious as she asked, over and over: "Where am I supposed to go?" Director Gunter Wolfram gently took her arm and suggested they visit a government-run store from the former communist East Germany called Intershop. The once popular chain no longer exists — but a mockup of the store is...
  • Merkel warns of rising anti-Semitism on Holocaust remembrance day

    01/28/2018 10:27:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 27 January 2018 16:51 CET+01:00
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of rising anti-Semitism in her country on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, calling the need to protect Jewish buildings “shameful”. It is important to remember the millions of Holocaust victims because “anti-Semitism, racism and the hatred of others are more relevant” recently, Merkel said in her weekly podcast on Saturday. “It is inconceivable and shameful that no Jewish institution can exist without police protection, whether it is a school, a kindergarten or a synagogue,” she said. …
  • German Children’s Television Channel Features Migrant Teens Learning How to Remove a Girl’s Bra

    01/28/2018 8:59:24 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jan 2018 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    German children’s television channel Kika posted a short video on its website, using teens from migrant backgrounds, to show its underage viewers how to remove a woman’s bra. The online post, entitled “Open Bra”, has been taken down by the children’s television channel after they received a backlash from many, including Germany’s largest women’s rights organisation Terre des Femmes, Berliner Zeitung reports. Head of Terre des Femmes Inge Bell said she was horrified by the video which lasted just over one and a half minutes. “This is a completely wrong signal to the Kika target group of three- to 13-year-old...
  • Czech election: Zeman

    01/27/2018 4:04:27 PM PST · by Spiridon · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/27/2018 | BBC
    Czech President Milos Zeman has won a second term I'm office following a tight run-off vote against rival Jiri Drahos. Mr. Zeman, who fiercely opposes immigration and objects to EU sanctions against Russia, took 52% of the vote to beat Mr. Drahos, a pro-EU academic with no prior experience. Voter turnout on Sautrday was over 66%. The role of the Czech president is influential: Mr. Zeman can name the prime minister and sign bills passed by parliament into law..... The presidential election has reflected divisions between low-income voters with lower education and those living in rural areas, who tend to...
  • Editorial: In Syria, a NATO nation changes teams

    01/26/2018 8:05:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his troops recently advanced on the Kurdish stronghold of Afrin only after Ankara got a green light from Russia. Moscow has denied giving such assent, but Erdogan on Monday said that indeed, Turkey had an agreement with Russia to launch the offensive. It’s a page straight from the Kremlin playbook. Moscow is capitalizing on the discord between the U.S. and Turkey over the Kurds to cozy up to a member of NATO, an alliance the Kremlin still regards as an existential threat on its western border. Aggravate the rift between Washington and Ankara, Moscow...
  • Netanyahu: We will not allow Iran to destroy us

    01/25/2018 5:00:56 PM PST · by Lera · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/26/18 | Elad Benari,
    Netanyahu in Davos: Not only does Iran spread terror all over the world, it openly says it will use its weapons to destroy Israel. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Thursday evening at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Netanyahu criticized the nuclear deal with Iran and said, "I think that the current agreement is so flawed that it promises that Iran will have everything necessary to create nuclear weapons, including the enrichment of fissile material on a huge scale.” “What they can do today, at best, is enrich uranium for one bomb. Under the current agreement, they will...
  • Abbas urges EU to swiftly recognize Palestine, says it will encourage peace

    01/26/2018 7:41:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 22 January 2018, 4:20 pm | Dov Lieber
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged the member states of the European Union to “swiftly” recognize the state of Palestine, arguing such a move would preserve the Palestinians’ hope for peace. “We truly consider the European Union as a true partner and friend, and therefore we call its member states to swiftly recognize the state of Palestine and we confirm that there is no contradiction between recognition and the resumption of negotiations,” Abbas said in an address in Brussels. The Palestinian leader argued that such a move “would encourage the Palestinian people to keep hoping for peace, and...
  • German economy in party mood despite political woes

    01/26/2018 12:32:36 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    expatica.com ^ | 25th January 2018 | AFP
    German companies and consumers are starting the new year brimming with confidence, two key surveys found Thursday, signalling that Europe's purring top economy is unfazed by Berlin's slow path to a new government. German business morale in January recovered from last month's dip to climb back to the same record-high level seen in November, the Ifo economic institute said, surpassing analyst expectations. At the same time, a forward-looking survey by market research GfK forecast that consumer confidence has risen to its highest level since 2001, buoyed by record-low unemployment and expectations of wage hikes. "At the beginning of the new...
  • 'Great concern': Germany halts weapons deals with Turkey over Syria offensive

    01/25/2018 2:05:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Germany hardened its stance Thursday against Turkey over its military offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, which threatened to end a thaw in frosty relations between the NATO partners. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel voiced "great concern" about Turkey's cross-border military incursion, called for NATO to discuss the situation and said Berlin would put on ice any weapons deals. Most painfully for Turkey, he postponed for at least several months a request to upgrade German-made Leopard tanks which Ankara has deployed in its operation against the Syrian-Kurdish militia YPG.Gabriel said Berlin and Paris were committed "to stopping a further escalation,...
  • Germany: Return of the Stasi Police State?

    01/25/2018 11:28:36 AM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 25, 2018 | Judith Bergman
    Germany's new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the government. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online "criminal offenses" within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint -- regardless of whether the content is accurate or not. Social media platforms now have the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who will speak and what they will say. Notice the ease with which the police chief mentioned that he had filed charges to silence a leading political...
  • ‘Mohammed’ on Course to be Most Popular Baby Name in Germany

    01/25/2018 5:25:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 25, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The name Mohammed and its many spelling variations are on course to become one of the most popular names in Germany going from 97th to 26th most popular in less than a decade. According to the Gesellschaft für Deutsche Sprache (Society for German Language, GfdS), often labelled as the most important language society in Germany, the name Mohammed has seen a rapid rise in popularity, though the name could be even more popular than their figures suggest, Die Welt reports.
  • Leading member of German far-right party resigns after converting to Islam

    01/24/2018 11:18:57 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2018 | Judith Vonberg
    A German far-right politician, whose party claims "Islam does not belong to Germany," has converted to Islam and resigned his post. Arthur Wagner, a leading member of Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the eastern state of Brandenburg, left his position on the party's state executive committee on January 11 citing "personal reasons," according to Andreas Kalbitz, AfD's chairman AfD in the state. Kalbitz told CNN that he only learned about Wagner's conversion in a telephone conversation with him a few days later. "I was very surprised," he said. "He has been very active in the Christian wing of the party."
  • Kerry to Abbas confidante: 'Stay strong and do not give in to Trump'

    01/24/2018 6:16:15 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 56 replies
    The former US Secretary of State also surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. By BEN CASPIT/MAARIV January 24, 2018 08:08 The former US Secretary of State also surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. . . . During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to "hold on and be strong." Tell him, he told Agha, "that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and...
  • Secret mobile phone surveillance by German authorities on the rise: report

    01/24/2018 2:25:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 January 2018 11:03 CET+01:00
    German security authorities are increasingly using mobile phones to secretly locate suspects, according to a media report published on Tuesday. More and more, in order to determine the location of suspects, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) and the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) are using mobile phones to send out hidden text messages, according to a report in Handelsblatt. In the second half of 2017 alone, the BfV sent out around 180,000 such messages. In the same period the previous year, the BfV did this about 144,000 times. By using this technique, security authorities can...
  • Germany: Muslim migrant in court for murdering woman who converted from Islam to Christianity

    01/23/2018 4:51:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/23/18 | Robert Spencer
    Are we diverse enough yet?This “Afghan asylum seeker” has acted in accord with Islamic teaching. The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57)....
  • Deutsche Bank says it didn't flag Kushner accounts as 'suspicious'

    01/23/2018 10:57:00 AM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/2018 | Avery Anapol
    German bank Deutsche Bank is pushing back on a report that it flagged an account tied to President Trump’s son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner for “suspicious transactions.” The bank said in a statement that the report was wrong and that it would take legal action against the reporting, according to Reuters. “It is wrong to assert that Deutsche Bank supplied the German financial supervisory authority BaFin with a report stating that the real estate investor Jared Kushner or companies or persons associated with him may have channeled suspect funds via Deutsche Bank when executing their transactions,” the bank said. “We...