1. Marine Le Pen calls signing the UN Migration Pact “an act of betrayal”
The leader of French political party, the National Rally has lashed out against President Macron for signing the UN Migration Pact.
“We ask the president of the Republic, who is on the verge of signing the Marrakesh compact with a glorious disregard for consequences to renounce this act of betrayal.
“If this text were to be signed, let me make it clear that the Rassemblement National would fight each measure there in every inch of the way,” Le Pen said at a press conference end November.
VIDEO: Le Pen calls press conference to draw attention to “insane” compact on migration
2. Bulgaria latest nation to pull out of UN’s Global Migration Pact
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s government says the country will not sign a global pact to promote safe and orderly migration.
The government’s press office said in a Wednesday statement: “At this stage, the Bulgarian government believes that the decision not to join the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration protects to the fullest extent the interests of the country and its citizens.”
The agreement, which won’t be legally binding, was finalized under United Nations auspices in July. It is due to be formally approved at a Dec. 11-12 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco.
Bulgaria’s government plans to vote “abstained” during the final approval of the pact in the U.N. General Assembly.
3. French Islamist allegedly plotted to kill men after luring them on gay dating apps
One of a pair of Islamic State supporters arrested in 2018 for plotting terrorism allegedly planned to lure homosexual men to their deaths using dating websites.
The pair of jihadis, a 23-year-old of Pakistani origin and a 21-year-old Chechen, who have been friends since high school, were arrested on June 9th, but newly released information has shown the extent of their planning, Le Parisien reports.
The 23-year-old Pakistani, identified only by his initials AB, came on the radar of the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) intelligence agency in early 2018 belonging to Salafist circles online. The intelligence agency also noted the use of gay dating websites which he used to contact young men.
4. Fearing “Act IV” of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, on weekend
PARIS (Reuters) – France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs.
With protesters from the “yellow vest” movement calling on social media for “Act IV” – a fourth weekend of protest – Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 89,000 police nationwide would be deployed to stop a repeat of last Saturday’s mayhem across France.
About 8,000 of these would be deployed in Paris where rioters torched cars and looted shops off the famed Champs Elysees boulevard, and defaced the Arc de Triomphe with graffiti directed at President Emmanuel Macron.
With more Yellow Vests protests approaching this weekend Elysee Palace is worried about a possible coup attempt. Calls have been made to attack parliamentarians and police forces, French media report.
Even though the French government abandoned the fuel tax hike after sweeping protests, the movement still calls upon its followers to gather on December 8. “The Act IV” will be held under the motto “we stay on our course.” The Facebook event has already counted 6,000 people who wish to participate and 22,000 others who are “interested.”
5. Populist German MP: Germany, EU funding anti-Israel organizations
Populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Petr Bystron has claimed that anti-Israel groups enjoy growing influence on the German government, and are funding organisations working against the Jewish state.
Mr Bystron specifically refers to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to which Berlin has given 80 million euros, and accuses the group of being “pro-Hamas,” a charge that has been levelled before at the group when Hamas tunnels were found underneath a school it had been running in 2017. UNRWA schools have also been accused of disseminating anti-Israel propaganda.
Writing for the Israeli radio broadcaster Arutz Sheva, Bystron said his party, the AfD, had been investigating NGOs funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) and claims, “The Open Society Foundations have enormous influence in Berlin and Brussels. It is no accident that they are moving to Berlin, of all places, after Viktor Orbán’s government forced OSF out of Hungary.”
6. ISIS RETURNS: Sick terrorists make terrifying COMEBACK in Iraq with GUERRILLA warfare
ISIS have returned as a “clandestine” force after the depraved group was crushed by battleground defeats, according to terrifying analysis.
Experts warn the sick terrorists, that continue to inspire deadly attacks across Europe, have re-emerged as an underground guerrilla organisation in a pushback against Iraqi forces. With its dream of a Caliphate in the Middle East now dead, ISIS has switched to hit-and-run attacks aimed at undermining the government in Baghdad, according to military, intelligence and government officials.
ISIS has been reinventing itself months before Iraq announced that it had crushed the regime, according to intelligence officials who warned it would adopt guerrilla tactics when it could no longer hold territory.
US forces and their allies, commonly known as the Global Coalition, have conducted hundreds of drone strikes in the hopes of removing ISIS from their remaining strongholds in the Middle East.
But a US Department of Defence report warned an “effective clandestine ISIS organisation appears to be taking hold” as the terrorists continue to carry out a number of killings, kidnappings and bombings in Iraq.
7. Canada arrests Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver
Canada has arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies who is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.
Wanzhou Meng, who is also the deputy chair of Huawei’s board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities.
“Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1. She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday,” Justice department spokesperson Ian McLeod said in a statement to The Globe and Mail. “As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time.” The ban was sought by Ms. Meng.
8. PA TV host Dana Abu Shamsiya praises Palestinian who stabbed Israeli policemen
During her opening monologue on a November 23, 2018 morning show on Palestine TV, TV host Dana Abu Shamsiya said about Abd Al-Rahman Abu Jamal, a Palestinian from Jerusalem who stabbed four Israeli policemen: "I am a Palestinian lion cub, planted in my land… The blood of the martyrs throws through my veins… I harvest souls on the battlefield. I am a guardian of Al-Aqsa and the [Dome of] the Rock… I am feared by the armies of betrayal. I am desired by the black-eyed virgins [of Paradise]… Liberation shall come at the hands of the lion cubs." Abu Shamsiya is also the editor of the show.
9. Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.
Butembo, with more than 1 million residents, is now reporting cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. That complicates Ebola containment work already challenged by rebel attacks elsewhere that have made tracking the virus almost impossible in some isolated villages.
“We are very concerned by the epidemiological situation in the Butembo area,” said John Johnson, project coordinator with Medecins Sans Frontieres in the city. New cases are increasing quickly in the eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated districts, the medical charity said.
The outbreak declared on Aug. 1 is now second only to the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people a few years ago. There are currently 471 Ebola cases, of which 423 are confirmed, including 225 confirmed deaths, Congo’s health ministry said late Thursday.
Without the teams that have vaccinated more than 41,000 people so far, this outbreak could have already seen more than 10,000 Ebola cases, the health ministry said.
10. Germany launches “How to Identify Nazi Parents” guide for schools
A new booklet for daycare workers that claims to help identify “Nazi parents” suggests looking out for girls with braided hair and athletic boys.
The 60-page booklet, entitled Ene, Mene, Muh – And You’re Out! was designed by the far-left “anti-hate” Amadeu Antonio Foundation ,which is headed by former Stasi informant Annette Kahane and based in Berlin with the foreword being written by Social Democrat (SPD) Family Minister Franziska Giffey, Berliner Kurier reports.
Ms Kahane made headlines in 2015 after the German government recruited her and the foundation to scour social media for “xenophobic posts” during the height of the migrant crisis.
Vice-Chairman of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) parliamentary group Nadine Schön slammed the booklet saying the case studies and suggestions were “absurd.”
“If educators should become overseers and correctors of parental convictions, that [crosses a line],” Schön said.
Labelling the practice “parenting espionage” — or spying on parents — the CDU politician criticised the aspects of the booklet that identifies the way children dress or how much physical activity they participate in as being potential signs their parents might be Nazis. saying it does not fit with democracy.
Document can be seen HERE.