Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Report: Berlin police to ban burning the Israeli flag

Berlin police will actively prevent the burning of Israeli flags at demonstrations, following pressure from the Jewish community, according to a report in the Die Welt newspaper, cited on Tuesday by Yisrael Hayom. The police plan to enforce the new regulation at a demonstration to be held this evening by the Arab community in Berlin as part of a general prohibition on burning objects. According to German law, the burning of a flag is not considered an offense, unless the flag serves as a national symbol and positioned on a mast or building of a public or state institution. In the wake of the recent demonstrations, the Central Council of German Jews called for a change in the law, while simultaneously banning or dispersing anti-Semitic demonstrations. "Whoever burns Israeli flags challenges Israel's right to exist," explains the council's president, Yosef Schuster. "These are clearly anti-Semitic demonstrations, which must not be approved in the first place."

Project Fear Lives: BBC Pushes Anti-Brexit Study by Group Funded by the EU and Advised by Top Eurocrats

The BBC is pushing a negative Brexit study published by a group funded by the European Union and advised by top eurocrats.

In an article titled ‘Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout’, BBC News economics editor Kamal Ahmed stresses the concerns of “influential U.S. think tank” the RAND Corporation, which claim a ‘No Deal’ outcome in the Brexit negotiations would be damaging to Britain, with the negative impact on the EU being “relatively minor” — with no effort to critique their findings or quote an alternative view.
Examination of RAND’s annual report for 2016 reveals another potentially key piece of information which the publicly-funded broadcaster neglects to mention: the European Union is a significant source of its income.
Don't be fooled; practical European leaders like Hungary's foreign minister know a 'No Deal' scenario hurts the EU more than the UK. 

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, and Research Executive Agency are all named on a list of “clients and grantors”.So are the European Parliament and the European Defence Agency — a body which will become increasingly influential as the bloc’s leaders advance their plans for military integration.
The RAND Corporation’s Council of Advisors in Europe also seems to be shot through with EU loyalists and former EU high officials.
To offer just a few examples, members include Carl Bildt, the former Prime Minister of Sweden who took the Scandinavian country into the EU in the first place, before going on to serve as EU Special Envoy to the Former Yugoslavia.
One of Bildt’s colleagues is László Andor, who served on the EU’s unelected executive as European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, another European Commissioner.
Another adviser is Paul Adamson, a Labour Party donor and former MEP’s assistant now described as the Don Corleone of Brussels lobbyists.
Made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for the curious service of “promoting understanding of the European Union”, Adamson is a highly partisan figure, having been a board member of Britain in Europe, which spent much of its time promoting British membership of the now-struggling euro currency and served as a spiritual predecessor to the official Remain campaign, Britain Stronger in Europe.
“Having spent 20 years here it exasperates me that the British are not more European or more aware of Europe,” he complained in 2012.

German Police Union Boss: Politicians Give Empty Words Against Antisemitic Incidents While Migrant Policies Make It Worse

German police union head Rainer Wendt blasted German politicians in the wake of anti-Semitic protests over the weekend, saying that despite their condemnations of their migrant policies have made the problem of anti-Semitism worse.

The German police chief scorned politicians who condemned the anti-Semitic protests that occurred in Berlin over the weekend and said their words were not enough, Die Weltreports.
“The pithy statements of the politicians against anti-Semitism do not help us,” Wendt said, adding that “the same politicians who continue this immigration and deportation drama by illegally allowing in more and more foreigners from the most anti-Semitic region of the world and not even deporting the offenders among them, then proclaim that they are doing everything against anti-Semitism.

“3,000 Salafists have turned 11,000, including many who once came to the country as asylum seekers,” he said.Wendt called on German politicians to take action in the wake of the protests against the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem and declaring it the Israeli capital, which saw individuals burning Star of David flags in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
Wendt argued that police should be allowed to clamp down on anti-Semitic protests while they are “in the planning stage” saying that if 1,000 or more protestors take to the streets then attempts to stop them will likely include violence.
The police union boss also had harsh words for the German left: “I am not surprised that counter-demonstrations against this immigrant anti-Semitism did not take place at the weekend. The German Left only demonstrates against German anti-Semites.”
The German federal government has sharply condemned the flag burning with German Chancellor Angela Merkel personally condemning the protests.
German Green party leader Cem Özdemir also warned asylum seekers not to participate in anti-Semitic demonstrations, saying that migrants need to realise that the right is Israel to exist is a fundamental raison d’être for the German state.
Germany has seen a distinct rise in anti-Semitic incidents, especially in Berlin where the phrase “You Jew!” has become a commonly used epithet on school playgrounds. One Jewish pupil was even forced to move to another school last year after a torrent of abuse from other mainly Muslim pupils.
Flag burning protests also occurred in Vancouver, Canada, where Canadian Jewish organisation B’nai Brith expressed outrage as pro-Israel counter-protesters had their Israeli flags stolen and destroyed.
Similar protests occurred in Sweden over the weekend, including one in Malmo in which demonstrators chanted, “We have announced the intifada from Malmö. We want our freedom back, and we will shoot the Jews.”
Also in Sweden, a Gothenburg synagogue was firebombed by a group of 20 masked individuals believed to be motivated by President Trump’s announcement.

Claim: Newly Arrived Migrants Arrested For Swedish Synagogue Attack

Three men have been arrested for the attempted firebombing of a Swedish synagogue in Gothenburg, and according to a far-left group all three are recent asylum seekers from Syria and Palestine.

The men, aged 18, 20, and 21, were arrested by police following the attack, which saw a group of around 20 masked individuals attack a Gothenburg synagogue with firebombs in an effort to burn the building down. The three men arrested in connection with the attack are said to be asylum seekers who came to Sweden this year from the Middle East, according to George Soros-funded far-left group Expo.
Expo, who are known for their activism against right-wing groups in Sweden, claim they spoke to President of the Swedish Western Regional Police Ulla Brehm, who confirmed the arrests. They also say that they obtained court documents which showed that all three suspects are asylum seekers and that the trio pled not guilty to charges of deliberate arson.

The attack occurred around the same time as a demonstration in the heavily migrant-populated city of Malmö, where a group of around 200 demonstrators protested the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Participants at the event chanted anti-Semitic rhetoric, declaring: “We have announced the intifada from Malmö. We want our freedom back, and we will shoot the Jews.”
Expo also claims to have evidence that one of the men arrested by police in connection with the synagogue firebombing had expressed his opposition to the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but they did not note any evidence he had connections to radical Islamic extremists.
After the announcement President Trump’s decision, protests emerged in both the Middle East and European countries with large Muslim populations like the UK, where model Bella Hadid joined a “Free Palestine” protest in London.
Trump was also met with opposition from the leaders of traditional allies like Prime Minister Theresa May, who said: “The status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Jerusalem should ultimately form a shared capital between the Israeli and Palestinian states.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau echoed Mrs May, saying: “We will not be moving Canada’s embassy to Jerusalem. Canada has a long-standing policy on the Mideast. We need to work towards a two-state solution through direct negotiations.”

Austrian City Labelled Radical Islamic Extremist ‘Stronghold’

The southern Austrian city of Graz is now being labelled a “stronghold” of radical extremism after a new report revealed that half of the mosques in the city are suspected of preaching radical Islam.

Experts say that 11 out of the 20 mosques in the city have links to radical Islamic theology and are under constant surveillance by domestic intelligence and police.
Authorities have also proven that many of those radicalised in mosques in the city have travelled to the Middle East to fight for the Islamic State terror group, with around a dozen having recently returned, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Several large-scale raids have also occurred on mosques in the city, forcing some of them to shut down because of alleged links to terrorist groups.
In 2014, the Furkan Mosque and the Tawhid Mosque were both accused of recruiting for the Islamic State. Later in the year 40 residences and prayer houses were raided by police, leading to the arrest and imprisonment of several jihadists.
An imam from Graz who worked in the Austrian prison system has most recently been linked to a plot to stage a revolt to free incarcerated extremists. The cleric, an Egyptian migrant who was formerly a taxi driver, was originally hired to help deradicalise extremist prisoners.
Earlier this year Islamic extremist Salafist literature was found in an Austrian prison, leading to Justice Minister Wolfgang Brandstetter admitting that authorities had found at least 30 radical Islamic books in various Austrian prisons. The incident stoked fears that Islamic radicalisation may be occurring within the Austrian prison system.
Last week a 25-year-old Bosnian migrant was arrested in Graz after police caught him plotting to attack the city’s Christmas market. The man, who lived at a local homeless shelter, constantly looked at terror-attack videos on the shelter’s shared computer, and even asked workers how he could rent a vehicle in order to emulate last year’s Berlin attack.