1. The German government is having media seminars on how to report on matters concerning Islam, sparking concern from people still concerned about truth and press freedom. Full English translation here, original article in German here, short excerpt below.
, the member associations of the German Islam Conference demanded of Thomas de Maizière (CDU) a course “in which chief editors of all relevant media in Germany should learn how to correctly report on Islam”.
He said it was going to be on the ministry’s premises in early 2017 and had been developed by the Ministry of the Interior and Islamic associations: “This is what the associations have created what lobbyists otherwise dream of: namely, that the state intervenes in the process of opinion formation, about something that is directly discussed with the media’s responsible leaders. “
A University of Michigan student who told police in November that a man threatened to set her hijab on fire could face charges after investigators discovered she fabricated the entire story, police announced Wednesday.
According to a statement from the Ann Arbor Police Department, detectives worked along with the U-M Division of Public Safety and the FBI to investigate the case, which had been classified as ethnic intimidation.
"Investigators conducted witness interviews and reviewed multiple surveillance videos of the area in question," the department said. "During the course of the investigation, numerous inconsistencies in the statements provided by the alleged victim were identified. Following a thorough investigation, detectives have determined the incident in question did not occur."
This seems quite similar to a similar story reported at The Rebel earlier this month. Item 8 at this link.
3. Islamic Youtube hoaxer, Adam Saleh, was asked to leave a Delta air flight for behaviour that concerned 20 other passengers who reported it, and Adam then claimed "racism" for the actions of the flight crew. Mr. Saleh has done other pranks to other airlines in the past.
Adam Saleh, 23, who has 1.6 million followers on the video site, was escorted off the flight to New York after an American female passenger heard him talking in another language and 'felt uncomfortable'.
The rapper and internet celebrity, who filmed the entire incident, was furious, later tweeting: We got kicked out of a @Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone and with my friend slim... WTFFFFFFFF please spread.'
Below, his carefully arranged Youtube video of the event by his friends:
And here, is a previous prank involving aviation:
Below, another Youtube member exposes other "Islamophobia" based pranks.
French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said dozens of people were being tracked as potentially dangerous, many of them people who had been to Syria, base of the Islamic State group, which has called for more attacks on France.
Christmas markets have also been contacted to ramp up security measures, including baggage checks, in the light of Monday's Berlin attack when a truck careered into a market killing 12 people and injuring 48.
Mr Le Roux said yesterday that security at the markets had been “immediately reinforced”.
Allowing in millions of people with a culture and religion which is anathema to the locals, and then creating a totalitarian police state to control the scale of the logical results of that policy, seems a peculiar way to serve the interests of your people.
5. German police raid two apartments in Berlin - but 'armed and dangerous' Christmas truck suspect is still at large as it's revealed he had been under surveillance for months and was arrested three times.
Armed police tonight stormed two apartments in the hunt for the Berlin terror attack suspect after it was revealed he had been under the surveillance of German intelligence agencies for several months.
German security services face difficult questions after it emerged that Amris, a lifelong criminal, should have been deported months ago.
The 23-year-old, who has a 100,000 euro reward on his head, was under close surveillance of German intelligence for several months following his arrival in the country last year.
He was arrested three times this year and his asylum application was rejected, but deportation papers were never served and he disappeared.