1. Orbán Warns EU Planning to “Open the Gate” with New Brussels Border Force
EU plans to denationalise border protection and put Brussels in charge present a serious threat to Hungary and the whole of Europe, Viktor Orbán has warned.
The European Parliament’s vote on Thursday to censure Hungary over so-called “values” poses very little threat, the prime minister said, declaring that a much bigger battle will be over EU draft law which would put Brussels in control of national border protection and asylum policy.
On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed stopping illegal immigration would require “that the countries with an external border must give up some of their national responsibilities.”
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4. BBC “Fact Checking” Backfires, Proves Rise in Murders, Violent Crimes Committed by Migrants in Germany
The BBC’s “Reality Check” team has confirmed at least 447 killings and attempted killings by illegal migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Germany in 2017.
The publicly-funded broadcaster’s “fact-checking” team had taken issue with Alternative for Germany (AfD) deputy leader Beatrix von Storch’s claim that Germany had seen “447 killings and murders by illegal migrants in the last year” — but their attempt to clarify the situation was less helpful than they might have intended.
“The German interior ministry says that in fact last year 27 illegal migrants either committed or attempted to commit murder or manslaughter,” their article admonishes — but then goes on to say: “The 447 figure refers to killings or attempted killings by all asylum seekers and refugees, most of whom are in Germany legally.”
Essentially, the “fact-checkers” confirm the AfD’s figures — offering only a semantic objection to von Storch’s decision to describe migrants who lodged asylum applications after arriving in Germany as “illegal” migrants.
5. France Considers Requiring that All Local Police Carry Guns
With terrorism and related violence on the rise in France, a parliamentary commission is considering a mandate that officers in all municipalities carry guns.
Quartz reports that police in France are “overwhelmed” and that French interior minister Gérard Collomb is seeking a way to alleviate some of the officers’ burden. To that end, Collomb “launched a parliamentary commission to find ways to support security forces and municipal police.”
The commission put together over 70 recommendations to aid police, one of which is arming all “municipal police” who answer to the mayors in their specific locality and who are charged with preserving public safety.
The recommendation to arm all officers runs counter to current French law which directs municipal police to eschew the carrying of firearms save in situations where the mayor of a particular locality requests it.
6. Terror Convictions and Investigations Highest on Record
There has been a 39 per cent surge in the number of terrorists brought to justice in the UK over just one year, hitting its highest level in a decade.
A total of 100 people were brought to trial in the year ending 30 June 2018, a significant rise on the previous year, but the number of people arrested for terror offences was down significantly, Home Office data shows.
Of those on trial, 90 were successfully convicted, marking the highest number of persons tried and the highest number of successful convictions since data collection began in 2009.
The number of terrorism-related arrests fell by 22 percent from 449 to 351 in the year ending 30 June 2018.
7. Texas Imam Hasan Khalil: The Woman’s Husband Is Her Path to Heaven; She Should Submit to His Command
In a Friday sermon at the East Plano Islamic Center (EPIC) in Plano, TX, Imam Hasan Khalil said that the best woman is "the one who submits to the command of her husband," because the husband is the woman’s path to heaven. He advised women to fix their schedule according to their husband's, saying that a woman who goes to lectures while her husband has to serve himself and eat alone has "no idea what religion is." Citing the Prophet Muhammad that "a woman who understands the rights of her husband would not sit until her husband finishes his [meal]," Imam Khalil lamented that women are willing to work as waitresses, serving other people for a small hourly wage, while their husbands support them. He also said that men who do not give their wives money to spend "do not understand [their] religion." The August 17 sermon was live streamed on EPIC's YouTube channel.
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9. Anti-Islam book becomes German bestseller less than two weeks after release
A new book highly critical of Islam and Muslims has been flying off the shelves in Germany to become a non-fiction bestseller. Mainstream media panned it for a simplistic approach to the religion.
The controversial book titled “Hostile Takeover: How Islam Impedes Progress and Threatens Society” reached the number one spot on Der Spiegel’s non-fiction list after being on the market for less than a fortnight. It’s a critique of Islam as a religion, which the author sees as detrimental to people sharing it, based on a literal reading of the Koran.
Written by one-time SPD politician and former member of the executive board of the Bundesbank, Thilo Sarrazin, the work comes eight years after Sarrazin’s previous take on Muslims titled “Germany Abolishes Itself.” Focusing on what he called a failure of multiculturalism policies, that book accused Arab and Turkish immigrants of “dumbing down” the German society, and shifted 1.5 million copies.
10. Former British soldier jailed for nearly 8 years in Turkey after being accused of fighting against Islamic State
A former British soldier has been sentenced to spend seven years and six months in a Turkish jail for fighting against Islamic State militants in Syria, alongside Kurdish militia forces.
Joe Robinson, 25, of Accrington in Lancashire, was convicted of being a member of a terrorist organisation.
He was sentenced on Friday but is today (SAT) still out on bail, the Telegraph understands. The Foreign Office said it was “standing ready” to provide consular assistance.
Robinson, who toured Afghanistan with the Duke of Lancaster’s regiment in 2012, went to Syria in July 2015, days after a terrorist killed 38 tourists including 30 Britons in a mass-shooting in Sousse in Tunisia.