1. Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab
Denmark joined some other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.
In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees, Danish lawmakers approved the law presented by the center-right governing coalition. The government says that it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap.
However, the law is popularly known as the "Burqa Ban" and is mostly seen as being directed at the dress worn by some conservative Muslim women. Few Muslim women in Denmark wear full-face veils.
2. Strong Majority of Brits Back Burqa Ban
Most Brits back a ban on Islamic burqas and niqabs, a survey has found, and a significant portion said Islam, in general, is not compatible with the British way of life.
The findings are part of an extensive study by Pew into the views of Christians and non-religious people in Europe, which identified a link between religiosity and opposition to mass immigration and multiculturalism.
In the United Kingdom, 71 per cent of people said they favoured limiting in some way the wearing of the burqa, which is associated with more radical strains of Islam such as Salafism.
3. George Soros: EU Should Deal With Refugee Crisis By Keeping Borders Open, Taking On Debt
Left-wing billionaire George Soros wants the European Union to deal with the continent’s refugee crisis by maintaining an open borders policy and running up the EU’s credit.
The EU should take on debt in order to help improve economics conditions in Africa, as part of its response to the ongoing refugee crisis, Soros argued in a speech at the European Council on Foreign Relations’s annual meeting on Tuesday.
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4. Police dog killed with an axe by man shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ in Schiedam
A police dog has died after it was axed to death by a Syrian man who attacked police officers trying to arrest him.
Neighbours reported the man after he was spotted on the balcony of a flat waving the axe and shouting ‘Allahu akbar in Schiedam, near Rotterdam, Holland.
Officers tried to calm the 26-year-old down but were unable to and he was shot and wounded.
When police squads raided the flat he attacked them and stabbed the police dog which died from its injuries
5. CAIR applauds Roseanne cancelation
Roseanne has lost her show over a supposedly “racist” tweet, and the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is thrilled.
CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad crowed: “We welcome the swift and appropriate action taken by ABC and hope it sends a message that the promotion of hatred and bigotry will not be accepted by our nation’s entertainment industry. Ms. Barr has a First Amendment right to express her views, however Islamophobic or racist, but she does not have a constitutional right to a program on a national television network.”
One of the problems with Roseanne’s tweet, according to Lynette Rice in Entertainment, was that it targeted Valerie Jarrett, “an African-American woman who served as a senior adviser for Obama from 2009 to 2017, seemed to refer to conspiracy theories falsely painting her as a closeted Muslim.”
Not necessarily. Maybe Roseanne was referring to the close ties between the Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood. The former U.S. prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy in 2013 listed a great many strange collaborations between the State Department of Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett and Muslim Brotherhood organizations, including:
-The State Department announced that the Obama administration would be “satisfied” with the election of a Muslim Brotherhood–dominated government in Egypt.
-Secretary Clinton personally intervened to reverse a Bush-administration ruling that barred Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the Brotherhood’s founder and son of one of its most influential early leaders, from entering the United States.
(The list continues at length at FPM)
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7. US Sanctions Target 9 Iranian Figures, Entities
The US Treasury blacklisted on Friday six Iranians and three Iran-based entities in its third measure since President Donald Trump announced his country's withdrawal from the nuclear deal and vowed a strong return of sanctions.
The sanctions, announced on the US Treasury’s website, also targeted the group Ansar-e Hezbollah and the Hanista Programming Group.
Ansar-e Hizballah is a political group sanctioned for supporting Iran’s top political and spiritual official Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and has been tied to the violent suppression of Iranian citizens, including street attacks against protesters.
Three of the group's leaders, including the organization's Mashhad branch top official Hamid Ostad.
Ostad, who founded the Mashhad branch of Ansar-e Hizballah, was implicated in a mob attack against the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Mashhad in 2016.
8. David Goldman: Hungary Is Safest Country in Europe for Jews
ROME– While signs of violent anti-Semitism are on the rise across Europe, Hungary stands out as uniquely safe for Jews, writes David P. Goldman in his most recent “Spengler” essay Monday.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been pilloried for his strong stance against Brussels-imposed immigration quotas but it turns out that controlling who comes and goes in one’s country is an effective antidote to ethnic attacks.
Whereas the leaders of Germany’s Jewish community warned Jews last month not to wear distinctive apparel following similar warnings in France, and Belgian TV could not find a single Jew in Brussels willing to wear a kippah in public, Goldman said he walked across Budapest wearing a kippah four times last week and “no-one looked at my kippah twice.”
Goldman’s conclusion? “There are no risks to Jews because there are very few Muslim migrants.”
9. VIDEO: Unrest in Iran leads to deadly protests
10. Morocco: Man and woman violently beaten for being “surprised” in the same car
Partial Google translation:
Video. Safi: a couple violently assaulted for being "surprised" in the same car.
The unsustainable video of a man and a woman who are violently hit for being 'surprised' in the same car has been around social networks. Abusers who think they have surprised the two victims, hide their faces and give themselves the right to treat them with [all manner of insults].
This video that was filmed in the region of Safi [Morocco] shows a woman in tears and blood who tries to explain himself by repeating that it was only accompanying the man so that he can file it.
Stubbornly, these individuals who are an improvised [morality police squad] refuse to listen to his justifications and continue to beat them.