1. “Migration Must be Stopped”: Central EU Leaders Demand Border Shutdown
The flow of third world migrants must be brought to a halt, European leaders said over the weekend, with Sebastian Kurz calling for EU nations to begin blocking boats from Africa.
Der Standard reported the Austrian Chancellor held a telephone conversation with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, in which the pair agreed that the situation with migrants being ferried across the Mediterranean was not sustainable.
“We are both of the opinion that the EU cannot just allow every ship to dock,” said Kurtz, urging other nations in the bloc to close their ports to boats carrying illegal immigrants.
According to a statement from Austria’s Federal Chancellery published Sunday, the Conservative head of state said migrant-laden vessels should be stopped at the EU’s external border, and asylum seekers either returned to their country of origin or delivered to a safe third country on mainland Africa.
2. Muslim American Society rep calls for blacks, hispanics and muslims to “unite for a struggle” at 14th Annual MAS-ICNA Convention in Chicago
Wow: 🚨 This took place in— AlwaysActions (@AlwaysActions) August 19, 2018
Chicago Illinois Right under
How is this NOT sedition? pic.twitter.com/vYfXrUr8Ma
More: Khalilah Sabra | Black Lives Matter | 14th Annual MAS-ICNA Convention
Topic: Black Lives Matter: Standing for Justice
We cannot talk about justice without speaking about race. In fact, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ characterized racism as the remnants of Jahiliyyah. Today’s Black Lives Matter movement is integral to our human, American, and Muslim identity. In this session we will discuss how we can get involved what Islam says about fighting for justice for all.
The Annual MAS-ICNA Convention is one of the largest and most diverse Islamic conventions in North America. The convention take place in Chicago, Illinois every December during the winter holiday season.
Black Muslim Americans and the Challenge of Community Integration | Khalilah Sabra
3. South Africa farm seizures BEGIN: Chaos as first expropriation of white-owned farms starts
SOUTH AFRICA's government has begun seizing land from white farmers, targeting two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo after talks with the owners to buy the properties collapsed.
Johannesburg-based newspaper City Press reported owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand (£16.7m) for the land, but that the country’s government were willing to offer them just a tenth of that at 20 million rand (£1.67m).
A letter sent to the owners earlier this year had said: “Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state.”
Akkerland Boerdery immediately took out an urgent injunction to prevent eviction until a court had ruled on the issue, but the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs has refused the application.
Annelie Crosby, spokeswoman for the agricultural industry association AgriSA, told City Press: “What makes the Akkerland case unique is that they apparently were not given the opportunity to first dispute the claim in court, as the law requires.”
4. Italy: Diciotti ship to dock at Catania
(ANSA) - Rome, August 20 - The Coast Guard's Diciotti ship carrying 177 rescued migrants will dock at Catania, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said Monday.
But Interior Minister Matteo Salvini won't let any migrants off until the EU tells him they will go elsewhere, interior ministry sources said. “The gallant men of the coast guard,” Toninelli tweeted, “performed their duty saving human lives just 17 miles from Lampedusa.”
He added: “Now Europe must swiftly play its part.” Salvini won't let the ship dock at Catania, however, until he gets assurances from the EU that the migrants will go elsewhere, interior ministry sources said Monday. The sources stressed that answers from Europe were expected.
Until they are provided, they said, no one will be allowed to get off the ship.
5. Protest in Dresden Germany: “Girls are dying Mrs. Merkel!”
During live coverage of protest, a story runs across the chyron regarding yet another migrant attack. Radio Dresden has the story HERE, partial google English translation below.
Man with knife threatens passers-by on Prague street
The Dresdner police moved on Thursday morning with numerous forces on the Prague tip in the city center. At about 10:25 am a man was seen with a knife, said police spokeswoman Ilka Rosenkranz on our request. At 10:35, the armed 23-year-old Afghan was arrested by emergency personnel.
The man was after first information with a knife and loud calls at the Prague peak in front of the language school. The situation had a threatening effect on passers-by, police spokeswoman Ilka Rosenkranz said.
6. Nine Teenage Migrants Detained Over Riot in Greek Facility
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece have detained nine teenagers in a hostel for unaccompanied migrants, following a riot over allegedly poor food and internet services at the facility.
Police said the trouble broke out Monday in the hostel in the eastern Thessaloniki district of Pylaia, where 30 unaccompanied minors live.
7. Police Are Attacked in Chechnya; ISIS Claims Responsibility
MOSCOW — At least four police officers were injured on Monday in a series of attacks in the mountain republic of Chechnya, Russian law enforcement authorities said, raising fears of renewed violence in the restive region.
Three attacks occurred at around the same time in different locations, the Investigative Committee, a Russian security agency, said in a statement: an assault outside a police station by two men armed with knives, an attempted suicide bombing and the running over of two officers with a vehicle in Grozny, the regional capital. No police officers were reported killed.
The Islamic State’s official news agency claimed responsibility in a statement on the Telegram messaging app, describing the assailants as “fighters from the Islamic State.” It did not use the phrasing typically employed to describe an inspired attack, suggesting that it viewed those who carried out the violence as core members.
8. Springfield man facing charges after threats at mosque
West Springfield District – A 22-year-old man is facing five felony and four misdemeanor charges after being arrested at the Masjid Noor Mosque last night. Officers were called to the mosque, located at 8608 Pohick Road in Springfield, after Zulqarnain Khan was threatening to kill everyone he encountered and refusing to let people inside the mosque.
He also rammed three parked cars with his own car, including one that was occupied, prompting calls to 911. No one was injured during the incident.
When an officer arrived, Khan sped towards the officer before jumping out of his car, blocking Pohick Road. He began cursing and screaming at the officer before he was taken into custody.
Investigating officers learned that Khan arrived at the location and not only prevented people from entering the mosque, but also forced people to leave as he threatened them.
9. Car mows down pedestrians in Spain, two people arrested
Two people are in police custody after a car ploughed into three pedestrians in Casetas, northwestern Spain. According to eyewitness accounts, the vehicle left the scene of the incident sparking panic.
The incident on Logrono Avenue in Spain’s Zaragoza province occurred around 9.20am local time Monday when a vehicle mounted a pavement and hit people at a zebra crossing.
Three pedestrians, a 45-year-old man and a couple in their 60s, were injured in the incident, according to the local emergency services, which sent out a Twitter alert about the morning collision.
10. Robert Spencer: Stanford Student Vows to "Physically Fight Zionists on Campus"
Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer discusses the case of Stanford student Hamzeh Daoud, who made a physical threat to pro-Israel students on campus. He wasn't expelled; he just lost his RA job, while the student press portrayed him as the victim. It was a small example of how much views that dissent from the Leftist agenda are threatened and marginalized on campuses today.