1. In the escalating conflict between Turkey and European nations, Geert Wilders suggests dual nationality Turks go home, and that Holland recall their ambassador:
Consulates in both Turkey and The Netherlands are now closed.
2. The Afghan custom of raping young boys and murdering those who try to escape has reportedly surfaced in Sweden
PLUS — A Vice.com video about the custom:
3. Rare victory in Vermont against the Obamna Muslim “seeding” program
Readers of The Rebel may remember this story from May 2016 on secret settlement programs in Rutland.
UPDATE from Refugee Resettlement Watch:
It wasn’t only the plan—there are lots of mayors pushing for refugees to be placed in their towns—but it was the way he went about it that riled citizens there in VERMONT, of all places! […] Mayor Christopher Louras’ defeat should be a wake-up call to mayors around the country that pushing the refugee program in collusion with a paid refugee contractor and the US State Department, while trying to keep the plan secret from the public, is not a good model for success.
Not only did Mayor Louras lose his reelection bid, but the federal resettlement contractor, USCRI in this case opened an office there for 2 families that they will now surely have to close, and their friends in the liberal media—see the New York Times hyping the Rutland resettlement—who were working to make Donald Trump look bad in advance of his inauguration, show how weak they have become.
“Five-term incumbent Mayor Chris Louras of Rutland, Vermont was defeated this Town Meeting Day. He lost to Alderman Dave Allaire by a margin of 52 percent to 34 percent. Allaire swept all four wards,” WCAX reported Tuesday night.
“Louras had beaten Allaire in two previous mayoral elections,” Seven Days Vermont reported.
It was not even close on Tuesday, as Louras was crushed in a humiliating defeat that was as much a rejection of his personal character as it was of his pro-refugee policies.
Louras made headlines last year when it was reported that, beginning in 2015, he secretively attempted to resettle 100 Syrian refugees in the small Vermont city he has served as mayor since 2007.
And Fox News has a video.
4. A series of reports on Sweden and violent migrant crime
Police body cam footage of a patrol in Rinkeby:
The old police station in Rinkeby was closed in the spring of 2014, but already a year later a decision was made to build a new station for a total of 240 police officers.
The new station was suppose to open in the summer, but it will not, reports Swedish Television. In fact there have not been any bids to build it at all. Construction companies do not dare take the job because they are afraid of immigrant-related violence in Rinkeby.
From the Swedish publication, Friatider.se:
It is too dangerous to build a police station in the area, say many police officers, who want to remain anonymous, to SVT News.
The closing date for the contract bid has actually expired, but because there have not been any bids at all, the closing date was extended several times. This has not, however, had any effect.
SVT’s sources say that it would require guards around the clock to get the job done. This would be because of the risk of theft and threats against employees working on the site.
A specialist bomb squad has been scrambled to the Swedish city of Gothenburg after an explosion, just 24 hours after a suspected car bomb rocked Stockholm.
The incident occurred in the stairwell of an apartment block just after 10 pm on Friday evening, Göteborgs-Posten reports.
“I thought it was another country that has come to attack. I thought it was a war…” said one witness.
5. Germany to fine social media sites over hate speech
Germany plans a new law calling for social networks like Facebook (FB.O) to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million).
"This (draft law) sets out binding standards for the way operators of social networks deal with complaints and obliges them to delete criminal content," Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement announcing the planned legislation on Tuesday.
Germany already has some of the world's toughest hate speech laws covering defamation, slander, public incitement to commit crimes and threats of violence, backed up by prison sentences for Holocaust denial or inciting hatred against minorities.
It now aims to update these rules for the social media age.
In this case, "minorities" does not mean a group lower in number, but any group not ethnically German, even if they are a larger group in any given area.
It is also worth noting that these kinds of hate speech laws also existed in the Weimar Republic of pre-Hitler Germany, and may have contributed to what followed, but certainly did not prevent it.