Multicultural Christmas': German State TV Makes Carols Oriental to Avoid 'Melancholy' of Tradition.
German State Television is funded by a mandatory broadcasting tax, that every household is forced to pay, regardless of whether they even own a television or radio. Last year, this compulsory charge, averaging at €215 per household, netted the government 8 billion Euros. Their official goal is to 'broadcast the truth and provide citizens with investigative journalism'. If you don't pay, you can end up in jail. This is what they're really using this funding for.
Sound familiar? Canadians are forced to pay for CBC through taxes. It's not as honest as the German system, however; At least they know what they are being extorted for.
1b. ‘OUTRAGEOUS!’ Germany's fury as teachers 'banned from even MENTIONING Christmas in class'
GERMAN politicians have reacted with open fury after teachers at a school for expat children in Turkey were reportedly banned from even mentioning Christmas in the classroom.
Berlin expressed complete dismay at the draconian ruling apparently made by officials in Istanbul, saying it was an example of how the country is turning into an ”Islamic dictatorship" under president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In an internal email, sent out by school management and reported by German media, teachers were allegedly ordered not to put up Christmas decorations in classrooms or teach their pupils anything about the festive season.
2. Vandals On the Island of Crete Set Church on Fire, Write “Allah is Great”
Vandals on Saturday set fire on a Greek Orthodox church in the Lagolio village of Crete and wrote “Allah is great”, infuriating locals.
According to e-mesara.gr news website, unknown perpetrators set fire to the Church of Archangel Michael in Lagolio, burning holy icons and part of the chancel.
A passerby saw the fire and notified local residents who ran to put out the fire before it spread. The perpetrators had also written “Allah is great” in Arabic on the walls.
More photos here on a Canadian-Greek page.
3. Here is what real religious discrimination really looks like.
Try being a Christian in Egypt.
During Mass this past Sunday, an Islamic State suicide bomber made his way inside St. Peter and St. Paul’s Coptic Church in Cairo and detonated his bomb, leaving 25 people, mostly women, dead. The bombing, the deadliest since the 2010 New Year’s Eve bombing of the Two Saints Church in Alexandria, drew swift condemnations from governments around the world. But as much as such attacks remind the world of the plight of Copts, it is their daily encounter with discrimination and persecution that poses the greatest threat to their future.
Here is a short but well done history of the Coptic peoples and how Egypt became mostly Islamic.
And below, a documentary about a people called the Zabaline, a Christian sect that has to subsist by sorting the trash of Muslims.
4. Religious Muslims committing suicide and other forms of lethal attacks have taken place in the last few days.
The following video is the immediate aftermath of busloads of people seeking to leave Allepo, who were attacked by "rebels" before they could get out.
JIHADI JOHN TWO: Twisted British extremist BEHEADS terrified victim in new ISIS video.
Mohammed Reza Haque, 36, is depicted in the video using a serrated hunting knife to cut off a prisoner’s head in the middle of a barren desert.
The vile killer was likened to extremist Mohamed Emwazi – dubbed ‘Jihadi John' – who beheaded five western hostages on video, after murdering his victim in an almost-identical fashion.
5. Islamic State terror plots revealed in seized 10,000 documents.
Coalition forces in northern Syria seize documents and digital files to reveal terror plots across the world, including Europe.
A large trove of documents seized in Syria from the Islamic State reveals thousands of plots to attack Europe and other parts of the world, Britain's top commander in the region has said.
More than 10,000 documents and a huge amount of digital data were seized after the group was driven out of Manbij in northern Syria in August, according to Major General Rupert Jones.
"If we want to keep Britain safe, we need to deal with Daesh," he said, using another name for the extremist group.