1. Tensions running high in the French Alps
2. Jammal Harraz, “Arab Andy”, busted for simulating a bomb threat at UW campus
Prank video plus arrest of “Arab Andy”:
3. ITALY: Is President Mattarella too much influenced by the interests of foreign nations?
4. Truckers Warn of Migrant “Normandy Invasion” After Illegals Abandon Calais
Britain’s Road Haulage Association has warned that migrants have abandoned tightly-secured Calais for less protected ports like Normandy, with drivers fearing increased violence and rape.
The RHA has again called on French authorities to deploy the military to problem areas where policing is under-resourced.
As well as Normandy, haulage chiefs say that Caens, 200 miles south along the French coast, is fast becoming another staging point for illegal migrants to force their way onto lorries, due to its shipping link to Portsmouth.
Ouistreham, near Caens, has already been dubbed ‘the new Calais’ after 150 mostly Sudanese migrants pitched camp in nearby woods, with locals and businesses living in fear.
5. Columbia Professor Urged to Step Down After Blaming Israel for “Every Dirty” Act in World
TEL AVIV – 250 people signed an open letter Tuesday calling on Columbia University to urge a professor to step down over his “anti-Semitic bigotry” after he claimed Israel is behind “every dirty treacherous ugly and pernicious act happening in the world.”
Hamid Dabashi, who teaches Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at the university, came under fire for a post shared on his Facebook page — which has since been taken down — in which he also slammed “opponents of the Iran Nuclear deal” as “diehard Fifth Column Zionists.”
He also sent out a tweet, which is still active, blaming Israel for every “ugly” act “happening in the world.”
Every dirty treacherous ugly and pernicious act happening in the world just wait for a few days and the ugly name of “Israel” will pup... https://t.co/DcbxoJt3HO— Hamid Dabashi (@HamidDabashi) May 8, 2018
6. Political Islam Rising in U.S. Amid European Calls to De-Islamize
7. GEERT WILDERS: I am Coming to London to Protest for Tommy Robinson
Press release from the Party for Freedom (PVV):
The media gag order has been lifted, but the incarceration of Tommy Robinson remains a stain on the reputation of the United Kingdom. We will not rest until Robinson is free!
Nine years ago, I had the ‘privilege' of being banned from entering the United Kingdom. Though the leader of a major democratically elected political party in the Netherlands, I am also an outspoken critic of Islam.
That is why I am on the death list of several Islamic organizations and have been forced to live under 24/7 police protection for almost fourteen years. And that is also the real reason why the then British government deemed me a danger to public security. The elites all over Western Europe fear the wrath of Islam.
I managed to have the ban overturned in court, but, since then, numerous other Islam critics, such as my courageous American friends Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, both of them indomitable advocates of freedom and democracy, have also been banned from entering Britain.
George Orwell wrote in the preface to Animal Farm that 'if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.' In Western Europe, today, cowardly authorities want to deprive people like myself, Robert and Pamela and others, of the right to tell our fellow citizens 'what Islam doesn’t want them to hear.'
75 years ago, people all over Europe clandestinely listened to the BBC to hear the voice of Winston Churchill. His voice was the voice of liberty, the voice of courageous resistance against Nazi totalitarianism. Churchill, by the way, had no illusions about Islam, either. He said there exists 'no stronger retrograde force in the world' than Islam and called Hitler’s vile anti-Semitic book Mein Kampf a 'new Koran of faith and war'.
I know a British citizen, today, who is as staunch a freedom fighter as Winston Churchill was, who holds the same opinion on Islam and is not afraid to say so. His name is Tommy Robinson.
Tommy Robinson was arrested on 25 May outside Leeds Crown Court after using social media to broadcast details of an ongoing trial which was subject to reporting restrictions. He was arrested, brought before a judge, and sentenced within five hours. The judge ordered a media ban on his arrest and imprisonment, even forcing British publications to delete their articles about the case.
Such measures are common practice in North Korea and Saudi Arabia. It is sad to see how Britain, the cradle of Western democracy and the rule of law, is fast descending into tyranny.
Following massive protests on social media, demonstrations in Whitehall, a legal challenge by two publishers, and huge international attention for the case, the British authorities lifted the media ban. But Tommy Robinson has remained imprisoned, despite over half a million people signing a petition for his release.
Even those who do not defend Robinson’s actions are appalled by the hypocrisy surrounding the case. Robinson was arrested for 'breaching of the peace' and convicted for 'contempt of court,' because he was reporting about an Islamic grooming gang of 29 suspects, who are suspected of dozens of rapes, including of children. The case is similar to an earlier case in Rotherham where Pakistani and Afghani gangs abused more than 1,400 children and girls, but the authorities ignored the victims because of what a damning official report later called 'misplaced political correctness.'
Maajid Nawaz, founder of the think tank Quilliam and a former member of the radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, dryly commented to Robinson’s arrest and swift conviction: 'I just wished those young girls [victims of predominantly Pakistani-Muslim grooming gangs] had seen justice served for them as fast as the judge served Tommy Robinson justice in this case.'
Author and former Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam, who was raised as a Muslim, warns of the 'police state' that Britain was rapidly becoming. 'The stakes for [the elite] are pretty high, but for us they are immeasurable. We don’t have anything to lose. They’ve taken everything from us already. They’ve stripped us of our rights, they’ve stripped us of our dignity, and they strip us our money. Now, they seek to strip us of the last thing we have to fight them: our words. Our speech.'
Tommy Robinson is a working-class man, who can no longer stand how the original population of England is oppressed by Islam. The latter enjoys the protection from the multiculturalist politically-correct Islamophile ruling class. Tommy Robinson wants to break the taboos this class imposes on society, and he was punished for it.
But Tommy embodies the hope of many, whose voices are not heard. That is why I stand with him. Tommy is a hero. It is a disgrace that he is still in jail. I have been invited to a major protest demonstration in London next week, and I will be coming. Free Tommy now!
8. Stephen Harper tried to warn Canadians about Trudeau’s open border plans
Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister now known for welcoming not only refugees to Canada but also the terrorists they're fleeing.— Steeper33 (@Steeper33) May 26, 2018
Stephen Harper Did Warn Canadians pic.twitter.com/LNIRHrodRN
9. Al Shabaab fighters seize town in central Somalia – residents
Somalia’s militant group al Shabaab has retaken a small town in the centre of the country after it was abandoned by government troops, residents said on Saturday reports Reuters.
Fighting broke out in the town of Muqokori, about 300 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu, late on Friday, almost a month after government troops ousted the insurgents.
“Al Shabaab attacked from various sides. After one hour of fighting, the government forces left and al Shabaab seized control,” Hussein Nur, a local elder, told Reuters by phone.
[...] Al Shabaab militants are fighting to topple Somalia’s Western-backed central government and to rule the Horn of Africa country according to a strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.
10. Iron Dome intercepts 3 incoming projectiles as IDF strikes Gaza
Sirens blare in southern Israel throughout night, sending thousands of Israelis to bomb shelters; one rocket said to land in open area.
The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three projectiles fired at southern Israel by terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip, with another apparently landing in Israeli territory, in four separate attacks in the predawn hours of Sunday, the army said.
Moments ago, IAF fighter jets targeted 10 terror sites in three military compounds belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip. Among the targets were two Hamas munition manufacturing and storage sites & a military compound— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) June 2, 2018