1. “Your land, your future”! Germany offers migrants cash to go home in controversial ad campaign
As Germany still struggles to balance its migration policy, the Interior Ministry has apparently decided to take one of the issues into its own hands and, through an ad campaign, boost the numbers of voluntary repatriations.
The ministry, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer, decided to lure potential repatriates with a supposedly bright future awaiting them in their countries of origin – as well as a sort of a complimentary gift should they agree to go home voluntarily.
The ads, which were placed on the billboards in major German cities in mid-November, featured a cheerful slogan that read: “Your country! Your future! Now!”
The ads also offered those who grab the unique opportunity before the end of 2018 a bonus in the form of the German government paying their rental costs in their countries of origin for the next year. In return, the refugees have to take back their asylum applications and renounce further legal proceedings to remain in Germany.
The unusual move was apparently prompted by a rapid decline this year in voluntary returns among migrants and asylum seekers. In 2017, 29,000 people joined the voluntary return programs, but this year the figure drastically fell to just 14,000 by the end of October.
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2. GERMANY: Girl brutally attacked by classmates: allegations against Kassel elementary school
A father makes serious allegations against the Kassel Carl Anton Henschel School, because she should have done nothing, as his daughter is said to have been beaten and pushed by classmates.
Yara's eyes light up when she talks about her new school. She found friends, she was invited to birthdays and should register in friendship books. She's always looking forward to school, says the eight-year-old.
That was not always the case, says her father Mike F., only since Yara attend another school. At her old school, the Carl-Anton-Henschel-Schule in the Nordstadt, the girl was said to have been bullied by schoolmates in the past school year. The exclusion should not have remained, says Mike F. His daughter is said to have been shoved and beaten, in two cases even been attacked with a sharp object.
3. Police warn mother over sharing picture of alleged child molesting migrant male
German police in Freiburg gave a stern warning to the public after a woman posted a picture of a man on social media she believed had molested her 12-year-old daughter in order to enlist the help of the public to identify the man.
The alleged sex attack took place aboard a train from Freiburg to Schliengen and saw a man, later reportedly identified as a Gambian migrant, approach the woman’s 12-year-old daughter and touch her sexually, Badische Zeitung reports.
The mother was able to get a picture of the man while he was on the train and posted the picture to Facebook, asking for users to help her identify who he was.
Within 24 hours the post had been shared 10,000 times and resulted in the police warning her that publishing the photo was unlawful. [...]
Several days later police arrested the suspect, identified as a 34-year-old from Gambia, with Katharina Kessler, spokeswoman for the Federal Police Inspectorate of Weil am Rhein, noting that the pictures did help the investigators identify the man.
“The images were a clue that led to the investigation of the suspect,” she said, but did not add any more detail as to where he was arrested.
4. CBC report: Most Quebecers support public-sector ban on religious symbols, poll finds
The majority of Quebecers agree people in place's of authority should not wear religious symbols, according to a recent CROP poll commissioned by CBC. That includes police officers, judges, prison guards, prosecutors and teachers. But a separate survey conducted following the Oct. 1 election, suggests Quebecers may be more divided when it comes to the details of how such proposals should be implemented.
5. Protesting clowns: Performance decrying Saudi Crown Prince shown before his visit to Tunis
Dozens of protesters rallied in central Tunis on Monday to decry Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's scheduled visit. The Prince is expected to land on Tuesday, in what will be his first foreign trip since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
6. Tunisia denies docking for NGO ship Sea Watch
TUNIS - Tunisian authorities denied entrance at the port of Zarzis to the rescue ship Sea Watch of the eponymous German NGO, said Chamseddine Marzoug, an activist and member of the Tunisian Red Crescent.
Marzoug told local media that the ship is at the mercy of the waves about 20 miles off the coast of Zarzis, a city on Tunisia's southeast coast.
Two Spanish NGO ships - the Mare Jonio of the NGO Mediterranea and the Proactiva Open Arms of the eponymous NGO - have been docked at the port of Zarzis since last Saturday for a technical stopover, and are currently remaining there due to expected worsening weather.
7. Egypt blacklists 161 Brotherhood members as terrorist
An Egyptian court upheld on Monday a sentence to blacklist as terrorist 161 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
The suspects include 20 women, four of whom are related to prominent businessman Hassan Malek.
The sentence was originally issued in 2014 and an appeal against it has since been filed.
The appeals court rejected the filing on Monday and upheld the blacklisting of these individuals.
The accused will now have their assets frozen and they will be barred from traveling.
Separately, the court upheld a verdict on the sentencing of 77 suspects for their involvement in the storming of the Zagazig University.
8. Facebook & PayPal agree to match $7M in donations to HAMAS-linked CAIR
Facebook & PayPal agree to match $7M in donations to HAMAS-linked CAIR— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) November 29, 2018
CAIR's co-founder Nihad Awad admits he supports HAMAS
HAMAS seeks to eliminate Israel & Jews
Anyone who supports CAIR, is funded by CAIR, works w/ CAIR or puts CAIR on TV should be deemed an enabler to EVIL pic.twitter.com/J9GtRwurA4
9. CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill calls for destruction of Israel, endorses Palestinian violence
CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill told the United Nations on Wednesday that Israel should be replaced by a Palestinian state, and defended the Palestinian use of violence against Israel.
Hill was speaking at the “U.N. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” which provides an annual platform for extremist rhetoric against Israel. He was present to express his views as an “invited representative of civil society.”
Pay veeeeery close attention to which writers and which publications call out Marc Lamont Hill's plea for another Jewish genocide. Something to keep track of.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 28, 2018
10. Money raised after Pittsburgh shooting went to an Islamic Center with terror ties
[...] Now, some money was given to Tree of Life, around $10,000, but that was part of an effort to repair Jewish cemeteries that were vandalized. Since the shooting, around $240,000 was raised, but it appears little, if any, has been sent to Tree of Life. Of that $240,000-figure, $155,000 went to the the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.
Hen Mazzig of The Jerusalem Post initially said that $400,000 was raised for Tree of Life, but then offered a correction, noting that $160,000 was raised by Sarsour as part of an effort to fix Jewish cemeteries and $240,000 was raised after the shooting. The corrected tweet is in the thread above.
Tree of Life received just $10,000 from the cemetery campaign, but doesn't appear to have received a dime from the post-shooting fundraising effort, but now the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh says they will supposedly send its six-figure check ($155,000) to Tree of Life. According to Conservative Review’s Jordan Schactel, the other $83,634 will go “to vague ‘projects that help foster Muslim-Jewish collaboration, dialogue, and solidarity.'" Oh, and as for the money raised for Jewish cemeteries, several never received the funds that were promised (via CR):