Today's top five contains a little geopolitics, and more than a little leftist deception to preserve the narrative of the alleged value of Islamic immigration.
1. Austrian news faked reports of refugees helping clean up flood damage in a German town after a storm caused massive flood, even to the extent of going and getting debris from dumpsters and bringing it back to show the refugees removing it again. Locals not amused.
The aid became a satire, as several eye witnesses, independent of each other, described to the Rems newspaper, seeking help also in the interests of the obviously abused asylum seekers.
Despite the massive irritation, all observers emphasized that they truly pitied the refugees in this situation. They tried to quickly provide work gloves for the men who apparently did not even know what this all was about. They were sent, equipped only with light casual wear and sparkling clean sneakers, and cheerful music from the IPhones, and escorted by municipality staff (witness: tie-wearers) to the flood aid in the Eutighofer Street, where their help was basically not needed anymore.
There is a narrative on mass Muslim migration and it will be obeyed.
According to Spiegel, a suspect in police custody has admitted to authorities that ten people were supposed to be involved in the plot.
On Thursday three men were arrested in Düsseldorf, after a fourth plot member had turned himself in to authorities in Paris in February.
Three of the men, all of them Syrian nationals are alleged to have arrived in Germany in 2015 along the Balkan route, the route taken by refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war.
The six additional members of the plot were supposed to join them at a later point, Saleh A. who is in custody in Paris told investigators.
According to his account, two of the group were supposed to blow themselves up in the Altstadt district, the other men were then to attack more civilians with guns and explosives.
Perhaps a compromise could be reached with religious Muslims. Should they wish to blow themselves up, they can be taken to a designated field out of town somewhere, and blown up under supervision where no one and nothing else can get hurt or damaged.
Perhaps an imam can mutter an incantation of sorts and they get to imagine they go to the "apres vie" bar and brothel in the clouds. I think that should work. Or is it a hate crime to suggest they blow themselves up and not take anyone innocent with them?
Now why does this not feel surprising at all?
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, but the U.S. insisted Friday that it only wants Russia to carefully select it targets to avoid hitting civilians and legitimate opposition groups.
"They are telling us not to hit it (Nusra), because there is 'normal' opposition next .. to it," Lavrov said. "But that opposition must leave terrorists' positions, we long have agreed on that."
4. Hundreds of thousands mark the death of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Except not like I would, with cold beer and a hot ham sandwich, but with solemnity and sadness. Which leads to the possibility that there are more than just a few Islamic fundamentalists in Iran, bent on achieving that flavour of Islamic manifest destiny. Which is to say, the destruction of Israel, the death of the Jews, and the complete submission of the world's people to Islamic authority. You know. What the Ayatollah constantly said.
5. This next video must be approached with caution and understanding, and contains EXPLICIT VIOLENCE.
It contains video of the execution of what I believe to be captured Houthi fighters by the Islamic State and executed in every way the psychopathic imagination of these mass murderers can conceive.
From mortar shells around the neck, to an exploding boat full of Houthis, to a rocket fired at a group of them, to sawing off the heads of others with a short knife.
I post it because the victims are somewhat unexpected. These are Shiia Muslim proxy army fighters for Iran, which Iran uses to control Yemen. They have as their logo:
Which translates as:
Allah is Great,
Death to America,
Death to Israel,
Curse on the Jews,
Victory to Islam".
Which makes the difference between these people and the Islamic State fighters Lilliputian from our perspective.
The Houthi wave these placards around at every gathering larger than a Bridge game and are quite serious about these ambitions.
How curious that the Sunni Muslim Islamic State members would be so anxious to exterminate them. Except that this is typical behaviour of the purification state of an ideological movement.
Just as the Ukrainians who escaped the Soviet Holomodor.
The above linked video is an excellent film and should be part of every public school education. Which means it never will be.
Another bonus item:
Sweden, which at this point the rest of the Western world should be considering putting in some kind of ideological quarantine, now has this fully predictable problem:
More on the Stockholm Syndrome front.
Speisa reports that children in Kristianstad, Sweden, wrote an impassioned letter to their school principal pleading for help after being routinely beaten by their migrant peers. The headmaster's advice? Well, Swedish kids just need to "try to understand" the refugees and "walk away."
According to the report, the situation at the Central School is so untenable for Swedish kids -- who, by the way, are now a minority in their own school -- that parents are simply keeping them home. Children are "beaten, kicked, choked and suffer other degrading treatment" by migrants in what Speisa reports has "become everyday life at the Central School."
As an after thought, here are a couple of odd items.
"Anonymous" did a uniquely Canadian video demanding some kind of revolution because Israel and other lefty and Muslim concerns..
We know it isn't an official Canadian Anonymous video because they don't repeat everything at the end in French.
Also interesting, and quasi related, a black Muslim chases a Trump supporter and tackles him to the ground.
This makes sense given the revelation that advertisements are offering $3500 to protest Trump speeches violently. No legal fees offered though.
Here is the complete film on the Soviet genocide against the Ukrainians called, "The Holomodor". It is rarely spoken of but needs to be understood. It exposes the real root thinking of leftism and will change how one perceives leftist actions and organizations like Black Lives Matter.
Sadly I cannot find a version with English subtitles, but the narration is mostly in English. Only some of the interviews are not in English. For those interested, many sites offer the English titles as a download.
Ramadan begins on Tuesday.
I hope everyone has their Kevlar back from the dry cleaners.