Friday, June 23, 2017

Populist Party Leader: Move the Austrian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Heinz-Christian Strache, leader of the anti-mass migration Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) has called for Austria to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, echoing U.S. President Donald Trump.

The FPÖ chief said it was “totally absurd” for the Austrian government to not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate its embassy from its present location in Tel Aviv. Mr. Strache met with Israeli Deputy Yehuda Glick of the Likud party in Vienna to talk on the subject of “Islam and Islamisation”, Die Presse reports.
Strache passed on a letter addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which said: “It is totally absurd not to move the Austrian Embassy into Jerusalem, as we do in other capital cities in other countries around the world, and the State of Israel has the right to build wherever it is necessary in the land of Israel.”
FPÖ deputy David Lasar said the passage regarding the right to build was addressed to settlers in West Jordan and the letter itself is meant as a “message of friendship for a future of good cooperation with the settlers and the Likud”.
Glick was invited to Vienna by Strache and the FPÖ as a “symbol for Jerusalem and the settlers” according to the Jerusalem Post.
The FPÖ has had a strained relationship with Israel in the past, with members of the Israeli government and the establishment. In 2000, when the party formed a coalition government under the leadership of Jörg Haider, Israel even went as far as to remove their ambassador until 2004.
More recently, the party has sought to make links in Israeli politics, particularly with those on the right like the ruling Likud party.
During the Austrian presidential campaign last year, famous Israeli Nazi hunter Rafi Eitan spoke at an FPÖ event endorsing the anti-mass migration views of then candidate Norbert Hofer.
The support from Eitan largely combatted the media narrative that attempted to connect Hofer to Nazism.
Other populist parties in Europe have also attempted to reach out and build better relations with Israel. Earlier this year Nicolas Bay, the secretary general of the French Front National, travelled to Israel to meet with prominent Israeli figures.
During the French presidential election, Israeli deputy and Likud party member Oren Hazan announced his full support for Marine Le Pen. Mr Hazan said: “A lot of other members of the House say in private that they support Marine Le Pen but are afraid to [say so publicly].”
“When I put my support in Marine Le Pen I looked at the State of Israel’s interests for safety, security, fighting radical Islam, and fighting terror,” he said.
Austria will hold an early national election on October 15th and the FPÖ look to enter government for the first time since 2005.

Protests against "Quds Day" in Vienna

Also this year STOP THE BOMB supports the protests against anti-Semitic "Quds Day" in Vienna, the annual hate fest that is sponsored worldwide by the Iranian regime to call for Israel's annihilation.

The protest rally "Together against any form of antisemitism! #NoQudsDay in Vienna" is organized by the broad Alliance against Quds-Day in Vienna and will take place on June 24th.

Together against any form of anti-Semitism! #NoQudsDay in Vienna

Info desk & rally
Saturday, 24 June 2017, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Speeches start at 3:30 approximately
Mariahilfer Straße/Bundesländerplatz
(Corner Neubaugasse/Amerlingstraße), 1060 Vienna

Shortly after the "Islamic Revolution" in Iran in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini introduced the so-called "Quds Day" as an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hate fest in Iran and worldwide. "Al Quds" means Jerusalem in Arabic and under the slogan of the "liberation of Jerusalem from Zionist occupation" the Iranian regime and its allies mobilize for the annihilation of Israel.

A gender-segregated demonstration led by mullahs follows this call every year in Vienna and openly spreads anti-Semitic propaganda in public. In the past the organizers posted cartoons in the social media that called for the murder of Jews and disseminated anti-Semitic conspiracy theories by claiming that Israel would "breed" the "Islamic State". The Ministry of Interior registered Hezbollah and jihad flags as well as anti-Semitic banners saying "Boycott the 4th Reich, Zionists = Nazis" and depicting a Star of David mutating into a swastika.

The central goal of the Iranian regime - Israel's annihilation - has not changed since 1979. The allegedly "moderate" Hassan Rouhani calls Israel a "festering tumor". In a missile test in March 2016, Iranian long-range ballistic missiles were marked with "Israel must be wiped out". The Iranian regime boasts about financing Hezbollah and Palestinian terror against Israel.

Subject to the regime's bloody terror are also those Iranians who wish to evade the regimentation of their lives by the regime - be it political activists, unionists, homosexuals, religious minorities or just simply young people who want to live their lives in self-determination and without the Sharia's constant coercion. Under Rouhani more people have been executed than under his predecessor Ahmadinejad. Iran has the highest number of executions per capita worldwide.

It is a scandal that Austria is still at the forefront when it comes to doing business with the henchmen in Tehran. Austrian politicians and companies are cozying up to the regime while their Iranian hosts organize even more Holocaust denial events. From the "Supreme Leader" down, the denial of the Shoah is still being celebrated by the Iranian regime.

"In view of Austria's special responsibility for combatting anti-Semitism" the Austrian government adopted the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism on April 25th in order to counter the hatred against Jews and Israel. Prior to that Vienna's mayor Michael Häupl introduced the first monitoring committee on anti-Semitism at the city hall. Anti-semitic hatred, however, does not only exist in the milieu of neo-Nazis, fraternities or circles close to the FPÖ. For years anti-Semitic incidents occured during "Quds-Day" - we therefore call upon all anti-Fascist politicians in Vienna and upon civil society to join our alliance and to take a clear stand against "Quds-March"!

- Ban the anti-Semitic "Quds-March"!
- Solidarity with Israel! Against any form of anti-Semitism!
- Solidarity with the democratic and secular opposition in Iran and in exile!
- No state visits at and of Holocaust deniers!
- No business with the Iranian regime!

 For more information about the activities against "Quds Day" in Berlin please visit the websites of Berlin's Antifascist Alliance against Al Quds-Day as well as of the Alliance against Quds-March.

Champs-Élysées Attacker May Have Been Plotting Attack at Eiffel Tower

The man behind the failed Champs-Élysées attack on Monday was filmed loitering near the Eiffel Tower an hour before his failed attack, raising questions from police and security services.

Failed terror suspect Adam Lotfi Djaziri, who was shot by police Monday afternoon after ramming his car into a police vehicle, was caught on CCTV an hour before the attack near the Eiffel Tower. Police believe that Djaziri was tracking police vehicles, though there is speculation he planned to target the historic monument, L’Express reports.
Djaziri was seen on CCTV for around half an hour sitting in his four-door Renaud Megane which contained a rifle and two gas canisters. Investigators believe the 31-year-old jihadist intended to ram his car into the van of Gendarmes, ignite the gas canisters, and blow himself up.
While Djaziri was successful in igniting his car, he ultimately failed to kill anyone other than himself. An autopsy was undertaken after his death which showed the cause to have been asphyxiation caused by the fire.  His body was also badly burnt.
Police found a signed letter of allegiance to Islamic State addressed to his brother-in-law. A relative of Djaziri, one of four who was taken into custody, said the 31-year-old had been radicalised for months and believed in conspiracy theories.
Djazriri had been on the French security service’s terror list since 2015 and according to the public prosecutor of the Republic of Paris, François Molins, Djaziri wanted to join the Islamic State in Syria.
In March 2015, he was said to have expressed interest in crossing the border into Syria whilst on a trip to Turkey. He subsequently visited Turkey three more times claiming to be trading in gold and jewellery.
The failed attack occurred only weeks after a man attacked police with a hammer near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The man was shot dead soon after injuring an officer. Later it was revealed he was an Islamist from Algeria who had been recognised in Sweden for writing pro-immigration articles in 2009.
The attack is also the second to have occurred on the Champs-Élysées with the first occurring during the presidential race in April. Police were also the targets of the attack which led to the death of one officer and the injury of another.

How the Red Cross Helps Fund Islamic Terrorism

(This is the ICRC or the International Red Cross which is militantly anti-Israel and pro-terrorist. It's not the American Red Cross. This is an important distinction.)
But Palestinian Media Watch has a crucial report on how the ICRC plays a role in the Palestinian Authority's scheme to reward Islamic terrorists and their families with cash for killing Israelis.
The PA Regulation 18 (2010), which established procedures for the PA payments to terrorist prisoners, states that a "wakil" - an "authorized agent" or "power of attorney" - will be appointed by the prisoner to determine who receives his salary. The regulation gives the prisoner the right to designate people other than his wife or parents.
Appointment of an "agent" can be authorized only by the prisoner's signature on a special form. It is the ICRC that visits the prisoners and brings the form for the prisoners to sign.
PMW's Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch go on to show that the regulation specifies the Red Cross.

" Authorization of an agent is done by an authorization of agent [form] issued by the Red Cross.."
So the provision is specifically geared to the Red Cross whose involvement plays a crucial role in financing the murder of Israelis. That is inappropriate for a supposed humanitarian organization.
The Red Cross is a designated link in the chain by a terrorist front for rewarding terrorists and their families for their crimes. It's being used as an interface to incentivize Islamic terrorism.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The FBI's Bizarre Cover-Up of the GOP Baseball Shooting

James Hodgkinson's assault on Republican members of Congress was the most serious political assassination in decades. And yet at the same time it was wrapped up by the Capitol Police.
There was really little for the FBI to do here. Hodgkinson's motives were fairly clear. He had a list of names of targets. His social media was filled with rants against Republicans. A witness describes him studying the area of his future attack. According to Rep. DeSantis, he asked if the players were Republicans or Democrats.
This is about as open and shut as anything gets. All the FBi had to do was go through his laptop and phone to confirm that he hadn't been coordinating with anyone else.
Except the FBI instead decided to treat Hodgkinson as if he were a Muslim terrorist. And by that I mean launch into a cover-up of his motives.
First, there was the odd denial of Rep. DeSantis account.
Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told CNBC that a man came up to him and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., at the practice and asked if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats.
“We both agreed that that individual who came up to us and asked if it was Republicans or Democrats ... is the same individual police have identified," DeSantis said. "That picture is the same guy that we saw.”
Someone from the FBI appeared to deny that. The FBI briefing however includes it. But the briefing is bizarre in that it goes out of its way to deny the facts.
The gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn’t have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, FBI officials said Wednesday.
They said he acted alone and had no connections to terror groups. But they said they had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why, beyond his animus toward President Donald Trump and the Republicans he felt were ruining the country. It wasn’t even clear whether he had prior plans to attack the baseball practice or whether he just happened upon it the morning of June 14, said Tim Slater, who leads the criminal division of the FBI’s Washington field office.
“At this point in the investigation, it appears more spontaneous,” Slater said.
Hodgkinson had a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress written on it, Slater said, but the note lacked any further context and there was no evidence from his computer, phone or other belongings that indicated he planned to target those officials. Slater declined to name the officials whose names were on the note or say whether they were Republicans or Democrats or were at the baseball practice.
In April, Hogkinson made the tourist rounds in Washington, visiting monuments, museums, the U.S. Capitol and the Dirksen Senate Office Building and taking pictures, the FBI said. He also took pictures of the baseball field where he would later fire more than 60 shots.
“The FBI does not believe that these photographs represented surveillance of intended targets,” the FBI said in a statement.
So the working theory here is that Hodgkinson just stocked up on firepower, for no apparent reason, took photos of the baseball field because it was so picturesque, had a list of members of Congress for no apparent reason, and then randomly and spontaneously opened fire while he happened to be carrying a rifle and touring local baseball fields?
That hit list? It's just a piece of paper.
Timothy Slater, special agent in charge of the criminal division for the Washington field office, would not classify it as a hit list, saying it was only "a piece of paper."
"If you look at his pattern of life and what he was doing on his laptop and social media accounts, there was no indication that that was a list to target or that there were any threats associated with those names on the list," Slater said.
It just happened to be a piece of paper in his weapons locker.

Authorities found the list in a storage locker Hodgkinson had rented in Alexandria, Virgina, since April. Inside, they also found 200 rounds of ammunition, a laptop, a receipt from a gun purchase in November 2016 and SKS rifle components
Just a piece of paper.
That morning, Hodgkinson used Google Maps to search for a route from Alexandria to his home in Belleville. He also ran a Google search for the "2017 Republican Convention,"
Spontaneous. The official FBI release whitewashes his social media postings.
Items found on Hodgkinson included a piece of paper that contained the names of six members of Congress. No context was included on this paper, however, a review of Hodgkinson’s web searches in the months prior to the shooting revealed only a cursory search of two of those members of Congress. A second document with a rough sketch of several streets in Washington, D.C. was found on Hodgkinson; however, it was not deemed to be of investigative significance.
Not much seems to be. Also there seems to be a discrepancy here as to whether the list was on him or in his locker.
Analysis of the electronic media items recovered from Hodgkinson’s belongings assessed that Hodgkinson did not place any online posts of threats or references to members of Congress or the Congressional baseball game. Hodgkinson made numerous posts on all of his social media accounts espousing anti-Republican views, although all the posts reviewed thus far appear to be First Amendment-protected speech.
The First Amendment protects the speech of living people. It doesn't conflict with establishing motive.
The FBI emphasizes that he didn't threaten violence against members of Congress. But he clearly hated his targets. He had googled them at one point. And his social media included an attack on the man he shot. That's the sort of thing that adds up to motive. Unless you're desperately whitewashing the investigation to make it seem like this was a random act by an unstable man with financial problems.
It's almost like Jimmy's a Muslim terrorist. Usually they're the ones to benefit from this treatment.
“He was running out of money. He was not employed at the time of the event, and he was looking for some local employment. He was married for 30 years, and it appears that that marriage was not going so well,” Slater said. “It was just a pattern of life where you could tell things were not going well.”
Much like the FBI investigation.

London mass brawl: Muslims chase Jews with bats, knives and machetes, Riot Police called in

At least one person was stabbed during a mass brawl in Stamford Hill in which dozens of violent youths clashed using bats, knives and even machetes following an illegal rave, according to reports.
Riot police were dispatched to stop the “violence involving machetes and swords after illegal rave” in Stamford Hill near Lynmouth Road, Shomrim N.E. London, a neighborhood watch group said on Twitter.
Social media reports from the scene indicated that around 30 young people brandishing an assortment of weapons, ranging from knives to bats, fought each other and vandalized vehicles in the neighborhood.
Police were forced to move in to quell the violence, that according to reports, has erupted for a second night in a row. Riot police urged the youths to leave the neighborhood before cordoning off the area. At least one person was injured in the clashes.
“Additional officers were called to Stamford Hill estate to reports of a fight between a large group. One person was found at the scene suffering from a stab wound,” a London Metropolitan Police spokesman told the Daily Star.
Police eventually dispersed the crowd and reportedly seized a large cache of weapons in the surrounding streets of the district. The area is home to the largest Jewish community in the British capital.
The majority of the youth aggressors were Muslim migrants but the political correct British press either calls them “youths” or “Asian” or doesn’t mention them at all.
Some of the youths were heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” by a few witnesses at the scene.

Turkey: Guard at Dutch embassy sexually assaults German diplomat’s teen daughter

Ankara police have arrested a security guard from the Dutch embassy for sexually attacking a 15-year-old girl from Germany.  The victim, who’s father is a German diplomat, was harassed by the Turk in Gaziosmanpaşa district of the Turkish capital.
On the morning of June 15, while the teenager was waiting at a bus stop for the school bus to arrive, a guard by the name of Onur Ö. snuck up on her and started a conversation. The girl, who is named ‘K’ in order to protect her identity, felt intimidated by the man’s words and left for another place to await the bus’s arrival, Turkish daily Hürriyet reports.
The girl’s departure, unfortunately, didn’t discourage Ö., who followed the 15-year-old and suddenly started groping her from behind. She later told local media:
“As I was waiting for the school bus, the individual at the bus stop told me something. I told him that I did not understand. Then upon the arrival of the school service, he approached me from behind and touched me. Then he ran away.”
The victim was subsequently picked up by the school bus and told the driver what had just happened. After hearing about the girl’s ordeal, the bus driver made a u-turn in order to track down the perpetrator but was unable to find him.

Ö. was eventually identified by police through studying CCTV-footage and subsequently detained in his own residence. The man is held on suspicion of “sexually assaulting a child”.

Germany: BDS activists storm lecture in Berlin Humbolt University

A lecture given by MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) at the Humboldt University of Berlin Tuesday was interrupted by a group of BDS activists, including a number of Israelis.
The event was held in the framework of a visit by a delegation of young people from the Yesh Atid political party in Berlin and Frankfurt, led by MK Aliza Lavie. The delegation aimed to promote information activities among students on leading campuses in Germany, and to hold a series of meetings with members of parliament, representatives of the Jewish community, students, and public opinion leaders.
The disruption took place several minutes after MK Lavie began her lecture. The BDS activists began shouting and cursing and did not allow the lecture to continue or a discussion to take place. Lavie's attempts to reply and hold a discussion were met with screams accusing her "a child murderer" and that "the blood of the Gaza Strip is on your hands."
The rioters also accused Israel of apartheid and war crimes. A protester who identified himself as "a journalist from Gaza" said that he was quoting materials from the radical Israeli organizations B'Tselem and Breaking the Silence.
Those present said that the provocation was staged and planned in advance in order to discredit Israel and prevent the Israeli representatives from speaking.
The scene played out before Devorah Weinstein, an 82 year old Holocaust survivor who participated in the delegation. The delegation had just visited the monument in the library square of the university, where in 1933 German students and lecturers burned tens of thousands of books of Jews and opponents of the Nazi regime.
At the end of the event, 20 BDS activists were waiting outside, so Lavie and the members of the delegation were taken out through the back exit and were accompanied by security.
"No one in Israel and around the world will prevent us from telling the truth and driving back the industry of lies and incitement against Israel," MK Lavie said, "Unfortunately my lecture quickly turned into a violent and anti-Semitic demonstration of BDS activists, including Israelis, who did not let me speak."
"This is the ugly face of the boycott industry and the BDS movement. They are not fighting for peace or rights, but against the right of the Jewish people to a national home in the State of Israel. It saddens me that Deborah, a Holocaust survivor, should have witnessed this shameful spectacle. "We will continue to fight the industry of lies and delegitimization of Israel everywhere and above every stage," added Lavie.
Holocaust survivor Dvorah Weinstein said, "They came in advance to destroy and spoil, but it will not help them. Our work is completed. Many people, even those who were not for us, came, listened and asked questions, and wanted to hear us. I am sorry for that group of violent rioters, but I am not afraid and I will continue with this work. "

Austrian army’s Chief-of-Staff: “Containing refugee crisis is militarily possible; political will is lacking”

In an interview on 20 June, Chief-of-Staff of the Austrian Army, Othmar Commenda was asked if it is possible to close off the Mediterranean sea. It is a question that the article claims the whole of Austria is asking. His answer was both clear and businesslike:
From a military point of view, the refugee routes across the Mediterranean Sea can be observed very closely. (…) Within the EU, most member-states already have the necessary strategic means, to control the refugee routes across the sea – and to reduce the illegal immigration.
Commenda went on to say that:
from a military point of view, it is possible to stop almost all the refugee ships underway to Europe. As in all matters of security, as becomes clear from experience on the Balkan (a 96% reduction in the number of refugees) a few small holes are likely to stay open. But even now, the Mediterranean is constantly observed from the air: from flying radar stations, the ‘AWACS’, and aircraft that primarily serve to detect submarines, to drones and satellites used by news services.
In short, the conclusion must be that the insane cruises in the worst kind of boats, that have for years caused thousands to end at the bottom of the sea, can be contained. Sending back the majority of the, mostly male economic migrants to protected zones on the North African coast is not a military, but a political problem.
Commenda explains that “the tried and tested idea of protected zones in safe regions is already being practiced in Syria.” It would allow a short-term containment of the refugee flood, while long-term answers are formulated for the countries of origin.

In short, Commenda says the exact same thing as retired major general and the co-author of the Australian asylum policy Jim Molan, who’s basically of the opinion that Europe is not even trying to control its borders.

EU Greens: “send whole Syrian villages” to Eastern Europe for better integration

The Vice President of the Greens-European Free Alliance group, Ska Keller, wants to see “whole Syrian villages” relocated to Eastern Europe. She thinks that “moving migrants in huge numbers would improve integration” because “people like to go where they can be among their own countrymen.”
The existence of Muslim no-go zones and enclaves where everyone is “among their own countrymen” seems to have bypassed Keller. She also has her head in the sand about the nature of Islamic supremacism: Islamic supremacists don’t want to integrate, they seek conquest, and the Hijra is an effective way to achieve that goal.
Ska Keller is also willfully blind (like many other Western leaders) to the Islamic State’s promises to infiltrate the refugee stream (which they have fulfilled), and to the implosion of European countries with billions of dollars of debt, Muslim migrant crime, chaos and jihadi attacks. None of this seems to matter to Keller. She even flippantly notes that migrants have moved around to seek “higher welfare payments in countries like Germany,” and so therefore Brussels should simply “send migrants to Eastern Europe in much greater numbers.”
“EU Greens Call for Brussels to Send ‘Whole Villages’ of Syrians to Eastern Europe”, by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, June 21, 2017:
The migration spokesman for the Greens in the European Union (EU) Parliament has called for Brussels to resettle “whole villages” of migrants in Eastern Europe.
Vice-President of the Greens-European Free Alliance group, Ska Keller, told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung that it is essential the EU implement a “solidarity distribution” system because migrants should be spread throughout Europe.
Noting how a large proportion of the migrants resettled in Baltic states like Lithuania quickly left to seek higher welfare payments in countries like Germany, the Green MEP said Brussels should send migrants to Eastern Europe in much greater numbers.
Keller suggested the EU could resettle “a whole Syrian village” in Latvia, “for example, if refugees are not wanting to move to a country without any other refugees”.
“People like to go where they can be among their own countrymen,” she explained, and claimed that moving migrants in huge numbers would improve integration.
Commenting on the European Commission’s decision to take legal action against Central European nations refusing to welcome a quota of third world migrants set by Brussels, the German politician stressed that “the refusal of the Czech Republic and other states to accept refugees violates EU law. That is why the EU Commission has launched a case against these countries for breaching the EU Treaty.”……

Armed Police in Canterbury Respond to Man Who Charged at Children with His Vehicle

Armed police were called late Monday night after residents in the vicinity of Howe Barracks saw a man charge a group of children with his car and wave a knife at them.

The residents called the police after a man drove up and down the street outside of the Army barracks charging a group of 20 children. Around 15 patrol cars and armed police arrived on the scene a short time later, though the suspect had already fled, KentOnline reports.
Witnesses say the man drove up and down the street waving a knife around looking for another man who he had previously had an altercation with.
“One of them went home, or so we thought, but the next thing I heard a car screeching so I ran to my sister’s gate and looked outside,” a local woman said.
“I saw a man drive at high speed, stop his car and step out. He told the other guy he was going to stab him with a kitchen knife. The other guy pushed the man back into his car and he screeched off again.”
“But he then spun the car round and drove rapidly back up the road trying to run this man and all that was around him down. There were children everywhere,” she added.
“It’s scary to see loads of people trying to stop him. I’ve never seen so many people help protect their children,” another witness said.
A 33-year-old Canterbury local was subsequently arrested and released later that a night and a 34-year-old man has also been arrested and held for questioning by the police.
None of the children or anyone else involved in the incident is thought to have been hurt.
The incident comes only days after Cardiff resident Darren Osborne ran several people over with a hired van outside of a mosque in London leaving one dead and injuring 10 others.
Police around the country are also on high alert for potential Islamic terror attacks involving vehicles like the London Bridge attack earlier this month and the Westminster Bridge attack in March.

Migrant Who Frequently Visited Kindergarten May Have Given Children Tuberculosis

An asylum seeker diagnosed with tuberculosis who visited a kindergarten several times in Bünsdorf, Germany, may have infected as many as 18 children and four adults with the disease.

The migrant, originally from Yemen, spent five months from January to May in the community, meeting families and spending time at a local kindergarten. Brought to Bünsdorf by the local church, the man is said to have had an infectious case of tuberculosis and children aged three to six may be affected, leaving parents outraged, Eckernförderung Zeitung reports
The man was given asylum in a church hall in the town and the kindergarten is located next door. In June, the man showed signs of the disease and an investigation was carried out to find if children and staff had been infected.
Christin Hettich from the Health Office held an information hearing earlier this week when it was found the bacterial form of tuberculosis diagnosed in the Yemeni man was highly contagious.
“Tuberculosis is a disaster for the sick and the community,” said local pastor Thies Feldmann. The pastor said it was not unusual the Yemeni had access to the kindergarten and youth groups in the church.
Some parents are outraged the migrant had such access to their children with one saying: “We have to sign for each individual, and we are informed about every new trainee – but a stranger is allowed to enter and leave the kindergarten?”
Since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, various European countries are seeing a rise in many diseases including ones long thought vanquished from the continent.
Recently in the French capital of Paris, NGOs working with migrants living in makeshift camps on the cities streets said they had seen a drastic rise in scabies cases. Scabies has the potential to lead to more harmful diseases including antibiotic-resistant superinfections.
Late last year in a migrant camp in Bulgaria, 128 migrants in a camp of 3,000 were diagnosed with various serious illnesses, including smallpox, forcing the camp to keep migrants from leaving the facility. The situation inflamed the already tense atmosphere at the camp which led to a large-scale riot involving hundreds of migrant men.
Amongst Syrians fleeing the civil war, an even more horrific flesh-eating disease spread amongst the migrant camps bordering the country. The disease, known as leishmaniasis, is said to affect hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children in the region.

Germanic Umma: A Germany with a new purpose and new faith.

Germany will be Islamic in about two decades.  The process by which this happens and the results of this transformation will be consequential beyond measure, not just for Europe, but for the world.  And Germany’s acceptance of Islam as its national religion will be peaceful and seamless.  In making this prediction, I am certainly not alone; many books are being written about the fall of Europe.  Yet while many assume this is the “end” of Europe, that the wave of Islamic immigration and migration will cause a collapse,. I am not so certain.
Europe is not “dying.”  Western Civilization as we have known it for two millenniums is dying, but Europe as a grouping of over 700 million people with technology and economies that match America and China is far from dying.
Germany, a little over 70 years after the utter destruction of the Third Reich and Hitler’s dream of ruling Europe, is now the dominant European power.  The Wehrmacht may not be blitzkrieging its way through France and Poland anymore, but Germany does rule Europe.  We call Europe weak, old and dying.  Maybe someday, but Germany, at this point in time, is none of those things.  Possessing the fourth largest economy in the world, with its exports and manufacturing, its education system and workforce, Germany’s financial might is anyone’s envy.  Berlin is the de facto European capital.
But despite the past decades of  progress and the build-up of technology, Western Europe is racked with guilt; a bloody century that left tens of millions of dead will do that to a continent and a civilization.  WWI itself seemed to pull the cord out of what remained of Christian Europe.  By the time of the Armistice, Christendom had collapsed.  With the breakup of the Royal Empires came the guilt of colonialism, imperialism, and the shadow cast by the “white man’s burden” loomed large over European culture.  And that is just Western Europe.  What specifically of Germany?
The culture and the nation that gave the world so much wonder and beauty had been betrayed by its own hubris.  The culture of Bach, Goethe, Beethoven and Schiller became the nation of Hitler and the SS and the death of over 11 million in the camps, 6 million of them Jews.  The horror of Auschwitz, the vision of the camps, the death pallor will hang over Germany, and Germans, forever.
Christianity, which died on the fields of Flanders in the First War, utterly failed Germany.  Yes, there were the Bonhoeffers and thousands more Christian martyrs that died in the camps at the hands of the Nazis, but on the whole, the churches, Lutheran and Catholic alike, share in the nation’s guilt.  The Lutheran Church of old Prussia, in particular, acquiesced and was silent, its head bowed in forever shame.
Germany is a robust manufacturing and economic powerhouse with superb infrastructure.  There is much to envy.  But a people, a nation and a culture have to believe in something more than good cars.  Belief in the “Fatherland” is verboten, to say the least.  Nationalism is a dirty word.  When one travels to Berlin, one is struck by the multitude of building cranes across the city and in the old East Berlin there is a rampant race to resurrect and refurbish buildings from Germany’s Imperial past.  The Nazi era has rightly been shunned, so what else is there?  Germany, as a united country, is only 147 years old.  This reach to restore the grandeur of the Imperial Germany of the Kaisers will result in magnificent buildings and palaces, but the Hohenzollerns are long gone.
The Churches of Germany are empty; Christianity, for many, is a religion of the past, a bygone era, one that has left beautiful music and stunning architecture, but the message of Luther has died.  There are holdouts, particularly in parts of Catholic Bavaria and parts of the Rhineland, but they are a small minority.
Germans are not without pride; there is a feeling of German exceptionalism.  They may lord over Europe in different ways then they did 75 years ago, but lord over it they do.  And how can a German not feel “superior” in their accomplishments when just one trip to Greece or Portugal, or even France, leaves one in awe of German technology and progress.  But with the demise of Christianity and nationalism considered verboten, what outlet remains in which to channel that pride?
One can say that the Germans have lost their will to fight, that it was beaten out of them in the two great wars.  Perhaps.  But can a nation of people and a culture that did almost nothing but fight for over 2,500 years, instilling fear from the Urals to the Pyrenees, from Ancient Rome to modern France, lose all of that in one generation?  Or will it be forced to find another outlet?
Germans are arrogant and I don’t mean that as a pure pejorative. Americans are arrogant as well; the English were over 100 years ago.  Americans, it can be said, have a right to be.  How could we not be arrogant with what we have achieved in the course of human history?  Our arrogance is usually restrained by enough touches of humility to keep us from being too dangerous.  But what of the Germans?
And what of Islam?  It is a martial religion, a warrior religion and faith that is all consuming.  Hitler admired Islam; he was not the only one, Napoleon did as well.  It is not a religion for the weak; it does not turn the other cheek.  It gives a purpose to a people and a nation; it is in many ways the antithesis to Christianity.  We see Islam as ISIS and Osama Bin Laden living in a cave.  But there is a grander tradition of Islam, a seductive tradition of Islam that has lured, and forced by conquest, a billion people into its fold in the past 1,500 years.
I do wonder if Germany thinks it can meld Islam into its culture, into its traditions and make an accommodation.  A special brand of Germanic Islam.  The Ottoman Turks embraced Islam and created a vast empire that ruled for over 500 years.  In embracing Islam, Germany could find its purpose, its clean break from the past, one that it feels no guilt over. After all, Islam is the epitome of a politically correct religion in these times.  The Germans may actually think they can bend Islam to their will.  And the truly frightening thing is, maybe they can.  A Germany with a new purpose and new faith, ruling over Europe as they do already, but all with an Islamic flavor.  Some will say it is fantasy.  I say it is time to be worried.