Merkel walks out of parliament after AfD leader lambasts her support for migrant quota system

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked out of a parliamentary session after a leader from the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party criticized her support of a proposed EU refugee distribution system.

While Merkel and AfD have never been friends, one particular comment by the party’s co-founder, Alexander Gauland, prompted her to leave the Bundestag on Thursday. That remark slammed the chancellor’s support for an EU quota system for accepting refugees.

“Countries want to decide for themselves who they take in. There is no national duty with regard to multiculturalism,” Gauland said.

AfD co-founder Alice Weidel also had a lot to say during the session, including her view that Merkel is trying to punish the UK for voting to leave the European Union.

“The EU wants to make an example of Great Britain, a punishment beyond any economic or political reason. This is not how one treats a European partner,” Weidel said. “Now Brussels, Paris, and Berlin are afraid that others could follow, that other states in Europe could take back their sovereignty.”

She went on to accuse the European Commission of “planning to restrict Britain’s access to the single market even during the transition period.” Such a plan against Germany’s biggest trading partner in the EU amounts to “taking free trade and competition as a hostage and making a failed EU ideology,” Weidel said.

“The good trading relationship with Great Britain and the rest of the continent have to be maintained – otherwise Europe will be at a disadvantage in global trade.” Merkel appeared to be less offended by Weidel’s comments, as she at least remained inside parliament while the AfD leader was speaking.

While some of the AfD leaders’ remarks were booed in the Bundestag on Thursday, the fact remains that it has seen a sharp growth in popularity. Recent polling found that it has garnered record-high support, becoming more popular than the Social Democrats (SPD) for the very first time.

‘Thank you, Mama Merkel’: Syrian refugee lives with 2 wives, 6 kids on benefits in Germany

A documentary about a Syrian refugee in Germany, who happily lives on state handouts with his two wives and six kids, has angered many in the country where polygamy is against the law.

The Spiegel TV film was aired over the weekend, telling the story of 32-year-old Ahmad A. who fled the fighting in Syria’s Aleppo back in 2015 with his large family, and found a safe haven in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.

The man lives in a two-story house provided by the community with two wives and six children. Despite polygamy being illegal in Germany, Ahmad was allowed to bring his second wife into the country as she is the mother of four of his kids.

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The authorities weren’t even flustered by the fact that the Syrian married his second wife, Lina, when she was just 13 years old, below Germany’s age of consent. His first wife, Betool, was 14 at the time of the marriage.

Ahmad also has a third wife in Syria, but he told Spiegel journalists jokingly that the house needed to be bigger for her to come as well. As for the man’s plans for the future, he’s aiming for four wives and ten children.

Lina and Betool said that they were happy to share one husband and that it was “God’s will” for things to be that way. As a devout Muslim, Ahmad himself also sees no problem with having several wives as it’s in line with Sharia law, which he follows.

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The wives reside in separate rooms on the second floor and the man said he makes sure there’s no dispute between them. The family’s bedroom is located on the first floor, with Ahmad specifying that he only sleeps with one wife at a time there.

Ahmad’s family live in social housing and the state provides them with an income.

“There’s support here. They give us social benefits, they give us this house,” Ahmad said, adding that Germany was his desired destination when he left his war-torn home country.

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“I thank you very, very, very much, Mama Merkel. She is the only person who has felt the suffering of the Syrians. I also thank the Germans, even if there are racists among them. But the Germans have experienced war and show great compassion for the Syrians,” he said.

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The family has been granted refugee status for three years, which allows Ahmad, who is illiterate and an unskilled worker, to start looking for a job. But the man says he prefers to stay at home with his children. He isn’t even aware of the amount of benefits he’s getting from the German state. “I do not know. The money is just transferred to me. I go to the bank and pick it up,” Ahmad said.

However, many didn’t feel particularly happy about Ahmad and his way of life, which contradicts German traditions and legislation. One user on Twitter pointed out that those in relations with 13-year-olds are charged with pedophilia in the country. “The second (wife) is almost a child,” another commentator added.

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“And then they ask why more and more people choose AfD,” another comment read. Alternative for Germany (AfD) is a right-wing nationalist party, which has been gaining momentum in the country since the start of the refugee crisis in 2015. Last year, it became the third largest party in Germany after winning 94 seats in the Bundestag in the general election.

“It doesn’t matter how tolerant one is, some limits have to be respected. This will end badly,” another internet user warned. One commentator even said that he was waiting for cannibals to arrive in Germany in order to see if the state will show the same respect for their culture.

Earlier in February, Wochenblatt said that 34 refugees in northern Germany have brought in 130 family members to the country with them since 2015, which exceeded the number of asylum applications by a factor of four. In 2016, there were reports of a Syrian refugee bringing four wives and 22 kids to Germany. However, he had to live with only one official wife, while the other three spouses were housed separately.

‘EUROPEAN POLITICIANS WON’T ACCEPT WESTERN WORLD IS AT WAR’: CZECH SECURITY ANALYST

“Most politicians do not want to admit that the Western world is at war and should act accordingly… Policy responses are, in most cases, inadequate.”

by VICTORIA FRIEDMAN15 Feb 2018

A military analyst has criticised EU leaders for failing to accept that “the Western world is at war” and warned that Europe will see worse terror attacks committed by Islamic extremists.

“Most politicians do not want to admit that the Western world is at war and should act accordingly… Policy responses are, in most cases, inadequate,” Lukáš Visingr told Czech news channel ČT24.

Mr. Visginr added that the recent period of calm – following the spate of Islamic extremist-inspired terror attacks that included the London Bridge, Manchester, Champs Elysees, Paris, and Barcelona attacks during the summer of 2017 – should not be taken as permanent.

“Informants warn that there are hundreds and thousands of well-trained jihadists in Europe who are ready to carry out attacks,” he said, noting that these Islamic State militants are returning from war zones in the Middle East after facing military defeat.

The security specialist also observed that terror attacks hitherto have mostly been carried out by “keen amateurs; they were not people who had special training from ‘professional’ terrorists like the Islamic State”.

“When this new generation [of returning, trained Islamic State militants] begins attacking, I think that we are in for much worse things.”

“I am convinced that there will be large-scale Islamic extremist attacks in Europe,” Visginr warned.

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The defence analyst then hit back at the news presenter’s criticism that to profile Europe’s growing Muslim population is unfair and “nonsense”.

“I do not think it’s nonsense,” Visginr said. “The fact is that the Muslim community, although many of its members do not have a radical inclination, is a community from which the threat is coming.”

A similar assessment was made this month by defence analysts Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) in a report that said the terror threat will increase in 2018 as foreign jihadists return to Europe with advanced knowledge learnt whilst fighting with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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“Foreign fighters returning to Europe will provide critical skills that will help an increasing number of operational Islamist networks conduct more complex attacks,” writes the report’s author, Otso Iho.

“These skills include the construction of viable IEDs – learned in Iraq and Syria where the Islamic State (Isil) has produced IEDs on an industrial scale – expertise in assault weapons, and the use of new weapons types or technologies such as drones.”

In October 2017, the Soufan Center’s report, titled “Beyond the Caliphate, Foreign Fighters and the Threat of Returnees”found that at least 5,600 individuals from 33 countries who travelled to support the Islamic State have now returned to their countries of origin, many of which are in the West.

4 Ohio Dem. Governor Candidates Speak at Event Hosted By Hamas-Linked Muslim Group

Facebook screenshot of poster for CAIR-Columbus event with Ohio Democratic candidates for governor.

BY TYLER O’NEIL FEBRUARY 12, 2018

On Sunday, three Democrats running in the Ohio governor’s race, including former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, spoke at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim group with ties to the terror organization Hamas and involved in a terror-funding scheme.

“Join CAIR-Columbus for a Governor Candidate Forum starting at 2:00 PM at the Dublin Community Recreation Center on Sunday Feb. 11th! Doors will open at 1:30,” read an announcement at Progress Ohio.

The event included three candidates for governor: state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former state Rep. Connie Pillich, and former Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Former Congresswoman Betty Sutton represented former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. Sutton is his running-mate.

CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror-funding case by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to radical Islamist terror.

It is still early in the race, but Cordray holds an early lead. In a January poll conducted by Fallon Research, Cordray, who recently resigned as head of the Consumer Products Safety Commission, led with 23 percent, and Kucinich took second place with 16 percent. Schiavoni took four percent, and Pillich two percent. Bill O’Neill, former justice of the Ohio Supreme Court who recently resigned to run for governor, took three percent. A whopping 52 percent remained undecided.

O’Neill grabbed the spotlight last November following the sexual assault allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). He released a statement claiming to have been “sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females.”

Hilariously, O’Neill claimed to have slept with “a gorgeous personal secretary to Senator Bob Taft (Senior),” but the way he phrased the release made it seem like he was claiming to have had sex with the senator himself.

O’Neill may end up a joke candidate, while the other more serious candidates have willingly partnered with CAIR.

CAIR’s founder, Nihad Awad, claimed last December that President Donald Trump was “empowering Christian religious extr emism.”He pointed to Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which many previous presidents had promised to do. Coming from such an organization, that claim seems ironic indeed.

If Democrats wanted to reach out to a Muslim group without any terror ties, they could have teamed up with the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. The group’s president, M. Zuhdi Jasser, is a devout Muslim but emphatically rejects the ideology behind radical Islamic terror. He called for the Obama administration to call a spade a spade on Islamist terror, in the interest of empowering peaceful Muslims.

It seems Democrats in Ohio are doubling down on identity politics, and teaming up with Islamists rather than patriotic Muslims. Perhaps this will bode well for Republicans in November…

 

3 Democrat Congressmen Dine Privately with Louis Farrakhan and Iran’s Rouhani

BY RICK MORAN

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan delivers a message to President Donald Trump during a press conference on November 16, 2017 at the Watergate Hotel, in Washington DC. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press(Sipa via AP Images)

Three radical Democratic congressmen, an anti-Semitic black separatist, and the president of a terrorist state walk into a bar…

Tell me you’ve heard that one. The punch line is, it actually happened. In America. And no one knew about it until now.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Andre Carson of Indiana and Gregory Meeks of New York met for dinner with notorious anti-Semite and racist Louis Farrakhan and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in 2013 following the terrorist president’s speech to the UN General Assembly.

Like the picture that was just made public of Barack Obama grinning like a crocodile as he stood next to Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus function, this photo took a while to surface. It first appeared in 2013 in the Nation of Islam publication The Final Call shortly after the dinner hosted by Rouhani

But Farrakhan is coddled and protected by the press because, although he may be a white-hating anti-Semite, at least his heart is in the right place.

Rep. Ellison isn’t just some backbench congressional nobody. He happens to be the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. It shows the depths to which the Democratic Party has sunk that his meeting with terrorist-supporting radical Islamist hater Farrakhan passed without anyone in the party saying a word.

Was Congress informed that three of its members were meeting with the head of a terrorist state? Would it have mattered?

The Daily Caller:

Ellison, Meeks and Carson’s attendance at the 2013 dinner is just the latest tie between Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Farrakhan.

One CBC member, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, defended Farrakhan and praised him as an “outstanding human being” in an interview with TheDC last week. Davis openly admitted to having a personal relationship with Farrakhan in the interview.

Ellison, who is also vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), has previously struggled to put distance between himself and Farrakhan.

Ellison attended Farrakhan’s Million Man March in 1995 and once publicly defended Farrakhan — who has repeatedly called Jews “Satanic” — against charges of anti-Semitism.

After his ties to Farrakhan hindered his campaign for DNC chair last year, Ellison wrote an an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he portrayed his ties to Farrakhan as limited to the 1995 march. Farrakhan disputed that characterization in a video posted to Facebook and said that Ellison and Carson visited him in 2015.

Iran is an enemy of the United States. They swear “Death to America” in every city, in every mosque, every Friday after prayers. They have shown nothing but contempt for the U.S., kidnapping our sailors, harassing our ships, and regularly threatening the American people.

This is someone whom a representative of the United States Congress should accept an invitation for dinner from?