1. Peaceful multicultural societies don’t exist, Dutch FM says in explosive leaked speech
Peaceful multicultural societies don’t exist and the EU won’t be able to force “equal” migrant distribution on Eastern Europe, where people of color are beaten to a pulp, the Dutch FM said according to a leaked video.
The explosive comments were delivered by Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a private meeting attended by some 80 people working for the Netherlands’ international organizations. Footage of Blok speaking to the audience via video link was leaked to the current affairs program Zembla on Wednesday, and the inflammatory remarks promptly spread through the Dutch media.
“I have asked my ministry this and I will pose the question here as well,” Blok can be heard saying in the video. “Give me an example of a multi-ethnic or a multi-cultural society, in which the original population still lives, and where there is a peaceful cohabitation. I don’t know one.”
The minister went further and said it might be all fun and games to go to a “Turkish bakery on Sunday” if you live in a well-off part of a city, but a “number of side effects” promptly become tangible if one lives in a migrant-packed neighborhood.
“You very quickly reach the limits of what a society can take,” Blok stated.
2. Turkey formally arrests televangelist, scores of followers
Turkish authorities on Thursday formally arrested a controversial Islamic televangelist and cult leader on charges that include forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
At least 168 of Adnan Oktar's followers were also formally arrested on the same charges and taken to separate prisons in Istanbul pending trial.
Oktar and his followers were rounded up last week in raids in Istanbul and other cities after prosecutors issued detention warrants for 234 people linked to his group. Dozens of weapons and ammunition, a bullet proof vest and an armored vehicle were seized during the search.
Anadolu said Oktar rejected all accusations during his questioning, insisted that he was the victim of a plot hatched by plaintiffs and requested that he be released.
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3. Former UK talk radio host, Tim Burton, who once spent 6 weeks in jail on hate speech charges, attended Tommy Robinson’s appeal and gives his take on what he saw in the courtroom yesterday.
4. Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill
The “nation state” law says Jews have a unique right to national self-determination there and puts Hebrew above Arabic as the official language.
Arab MPs reacted furiously in parliament, with one waving a black flag and others ripping up the bill.
Israel's prime minister praised the bill's passage as a “defining moment”.
“A hundred and twenty-two years after [the founder of modern Zionism Theodore] Herzl made his vision known, with this law we determined the founding principle of our existence,” Benjamin Netanyahu said.
5. Avi Yemini: How Islam Killed A Young Aussie Mum
Further to the story posted in yesterday’s Top 10 about the young Australian woman, Ashlee Brown, murdered by her husband, Avi Yemini has begun a campaign to encourage people to share his interview with Ashlee’s mother and also attend court in Melbourne to demand justice for Ashlee.
6. PM Netanyahu Meets Hungarian PM Orban
7. Man guilty of murdering father-of-seven in “brutal” axe attack
Imran Muhammad, 31, took Seyed Khan's body to a graveyard in a shopping trolley before hiding it undergrowth.
A store worker has been convicted of murdering a father-of-seven with an axe before taking his body in a shopping trolley to a cemetery.
Imran Muhammad, 31, had searched terms such as “how to kill a man with a hammer” and "how to kill a man with one punch" on his mobile phone four days before the attack.
8. Hungary to quit UN migration pact before its final approval
9. “State bears no responsibility”: French court rejects Bataclan case
A French court has rejected a case brought by survivors of the 2015 Bataclan terror attacks against the state - over its handling of the tragedy.
The lawsuit looked at the actions of a group of soldiers ordered not to intervene, despite being armed and posted outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, as the assault unfolded.
10. Brussels opens legal proceedings over Hungary's “Stop Soros” law
The Hungarian government is in breach of the EU’s charter of fundamental rights over a law that criminalises people who help asylum seekers, the European commission has said.
The commission, the guardian of EU law, announced on Thursday it had sent the Hungarian government a letter of formal notice over the “Stop Soros” law. The letter is the first step in a legal process that could lead to Hungary being taken to the European court of justice (ECJ) and told to change the law.
Separately, the commission said it was referring Hungary to the ECJ for breaking other EU asylum rules, linked to the country’s detention camps for asylum seekers.
The announcements are a sign of the deepening standoff between Brussels and Viktor Orbán, who was re-elected in April for a fourth term as Hungary’s prime minister, after a campaign dominated by charged rhetoric against migrants.