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“Please, men of Germany. Do something!”

Hello, you can read the newspapers but this video is about the real situation in Germany. I would like to tell everyone about this on Youtube and Facebook. I am almost 16. I would like everyone to know what is going on, what I am authentically feeling at this moment. .

Seasoned Feminist Not So Tolerant After Being Raped By ‘Syrian’ Refugees

Amanda Crosby was like many other Western girls, emotional and completely naive to human behavior as she was taught from a young age that everybody is equal. “I thought, you know…If they just came here they might stop gang-raping women and torturing homosexuals,” she explained to our reporters

Was there really a holocaust

The Holocaust has become the greatest instrument of sympathy which any nation has ever been able to use to gain support for wars, expansion and foreign-aid: This has made Israel the world's sixth strongest military power. .


“In Germany shall divers sects arise, Coming very near to happy paganism. The heart captivated and small receivings Shall open the gate to pay the true tithe.”


The chief of firemen stands in front of a blazing house. A sobbing woman says her child is still in there. She implores him to send a fireman into the inferno to save her child.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Italian small town accused of being racist for telling Foriegners to respect local culture & heritage

IG/FacebookThe local authority in Pontoglio, Italy approved the new signs warning people to respect traditions
Signs were put up at the entrance to Pontoglio, near Brescia in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, stating those who abide by their “Christian traditions” are welcome.
But the centre-Right council behind the move has come under fire- being labelled racist.
The signs state the town, known in local dialect as Pontoi, is a beacon of “Western culture and deep Christian traditions” and warned: “Those who do not intend to respect local culture and traditions are invited to stay away.”
Of the town's 7,000 inhabitants, 1,160 or 16 per cent are foreign-born and many of them are Muslim.
They include 238 Albanians, 203 Moroccans, 192 Romanians and 150 Indians, many of whom have lived in Pontoglio for years and have families and regular jobs.

Alessandro Seghezzi, the mayor, denied that the placards were “provocative”.
“It is an invitation to respect local culture and traditions,” he said. “Ours is a culture based on mutual respect (for others).”
Paolo Bocchi, a councillor, also denied that the signs were offensive. “There’s nothing racist about them. This is just historical information – this is our tradition,” he said.
The signs have angered some in the townIG/Facebook
The migrant population in Pontoglio has been angered by the new signs
We are looking for neither praise nor criticism – the message is very simple
Councillor Paolo Bocchi
“We are looking for neither praise nor criticism – the message is very simple.”
But Laura Castelletti, the deputy mayor of nearby Brescia, said: “I thought we lived in a secular country where there was no state religion.”
It is not the first controversial step taken by the council. It recently increased the cost for foreign-born residents of obtaining a local identity document from €50 (£36) to €425.
The move was condemned as “discriminatory” by a local tribunal.

Lombardy is the stronghold of the Northern League, the Right-wing party that is gaining support with its stridently anti-immigrant, anti-refugee rhetoric.
That rhetoric has intensified since last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
Last week, Lombardy approved a ban on wearing the Islamic veil and burka in hospitals and local government offices.
Current laws across Italy already prohibit helmets, clothing or any other items that make identification difficult in public places without a justifiable motive.
But the new legislation in Lombardy, which comes into force on January 1, is the first time that an Italian region has explicitly outlawed Islamic head wear.

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Swedish cruise ship to house 1,260 refugees

Sweden's migration agency has signed a deal to house 1,260 refugees on board a cruise ship as authorities continue their search to find long-term asylum accommodation in the Nordic country.

In November The Local reported that Migrationsverket was hoping to use cruise ships to ease a housing shortage for the record number of people who have travelled to the country in 2015.
The refugee influx has eased since, but authorities are still working to find long-term accommodation to where they can transfer people still staying at emergency housing centres for asylum seekers.
The agency revealed on Wednesday that a passenger ship owned by Gothenburg firm Accumul8or Invest AB has agreed to make available beds and cabins for up to 1,260 people.
“It's a bit unusual,” Migrationsverket press spokesperson Willis Åberg told regional tabloid GT.
“It's nothing we're used to. It's new for Sweden and it's also new for the shipping industry.”
It has not yet been announced in which port the vessel will be moored, although large harbours previously mentioned are Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Oskarshamn, Uddevalla and Gävle.

Migrationsverket said last month that it hoped it would have the first asylum seekers ensconced on a cruise ship by Christmas. However, it has now said it expects it will be ready by early April.
“We hope things will move faster, but we have to set a limit. We can't wait forever, in that case we may have to think differently,” said Åberg.
More than 150,000 refugees have travelled to Sweden in the past year, the most per capita in the EU.
However, the country has seen a nationwide dip in the number of people claiming asylum in recent weeks, following news of tighter border checks and a government announcement that it would cut the number of residency permits made available.
While in October around 10,000 people were registered in a week, 2,927 people have filed asylum claims in the past seven days, according to Migrationsverket's most recent set of statistics, released on Wednesday.

story source thelocal.se

Dutch archaeologists find proof of Julius Caesar-led massacre in the Netherlands

Dutch archaeologists claim they have proof Roman emperor Julius Caesar spent time in what is now present day the Netherlands, after finding remains of a battle site near Oss in Brabant. They say they have found the location where Caesar fought against two German tribes in 55 BC and that this is the first battle field in the Netherlands.

Archaeologist Nico Roymans of Amsterdam’s VU University, says this is the first time the presence of Julius Caesar on Dutch soil has been proved. Until now, the site of the battle, which Caesar describes in his account of the Gallic wars, De Bello Gallico, was unknown. The archaeologists used historical, archaeological and geo-chemical analysis to confirm their discovery after finding a large number of skeletons, swords, spearheads and one helmet over the past 30 years. Carbon analysis dates the bones to the last century BC and that, combined with weapons, means the find can be dated to the right period, Roymans told television show DWDD. The two German tribes came from an area east of the Rhine and asked Caesar for refuge. He refused and ordered his troops to massacre them in what academics say would now be labelled genocide. Roymans will give more details of the find at a news conference on December 11 at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam.

Israel Reports Record Immigration of Jews from France in 2015

"Once a white country is destroyed the jew goes to their safe haven called Israel. All part of the plan."

A record number of French Jews moved to Israel this year, an immigration official said on Thursday, citing anti-Semitic violence and economic insecurity in the European country as causes.

France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, having grown by nearly half since World War Two to some 550,000. The community has been jarred by an increase in security threats and Islamist militant attacks such as January’s gun rampage at a Paris kosher market that killed four Jews.
Israel’s quasi-governmental Jewish Agency, which encourages immigration, said some 7,900 French Jews had relocated to Israel in 2015, a 10 percent increase from the previous year.
“Each has his or her reason, including the economic crisis, personal security, terrorist attacks, and, in some places and times, an anti-Jewish mood,” agency spokesman Yigal Palmor said.
Though not final, the immigration figure falls short of Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky’s prediction after the kosher market attack following the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January that more than 10,000 French Jews would move to Israel this year.
Palmor said wider Jewish immigration to Israel reached a 15-year high in 2015, with around 30,000 new arrivals. He noted a high number of arrivals from economically troubled Russia and civil war-torn Ukraine.

French crowd storms muslim prayer room, attempts to burn Koran

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Sunday, 20 December 2015

New Holohoax movie 'Son Of Saul' is a powerful, immersive vision of hell

Son of Saul" is an immersive experience of the most disturbing kind, an unwavering vision of a particular kind of hell. No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this.
A confident, audacious first feature by Hungarian director László Nemes and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, "Son of Saul" is carefully focused on a 36-hour period inside Auschwitz-Birkenau in October 1944. It's not just the film's complete avoidance of special pleading and sentimentality, nor the concentration camp setting that makes "Son of Saul" simultaneously difficult to watch and impossible to turn away from.

It's the powerful and impressive way director Nemes, his virtuoso cinematographer, Mátyás Erdély, and the rest of the team combine aesthetic choices and cinematic techniques to give viewers a terrifying fictional glimpse of what it might have been like to be inside what Nemes has called "a factory producing and eliminating corpses on an industrial scale."
This glimpse is so potent and unprecedented that it overshadows the story of one man's quest that Nemes and his co-screenwriter, Clara Royer, have chosen to tell. To a certain extent that narrative functions as a device that enables us to see more of the charnel house chaos of Auschwitz-Birkenau (where part of Nemes' family was killed) than we would otherwise encounter, a skeleton key, in effect, to different circles of hell.
"Son of Saul" begins with text on screen defining the term Sonderkommandos, a particular group of prisoners used by the Germans to do the grunt work of extermination — soul-numbing tasks like removing and burning bodies from gas chambers and scrubbing the floors clean for the next group.
Also known as "bearers of secrets," the Sonderkommandos' specific knowledge mandated that they be housed separately from the rest of the camp and meant they worked only a few months before being executed themselves. (A compilation of writings left behind by Sonderkommandos was the film's inspiration.)
"Son of Saul" begins deliberately, with an out-of-focus shot. We see the outline of a man walking forward and into focus, and once the camera finds him, it shadows him like a second skin for the entire film, moving when he moves, stopping when he stops, looking where he looks, seeing only what he sees.
That takes exceptional preparation by cinematographer Erdély and intricate choreography with all the actors. Making things more complicated, Nemes favors long takes (he worked as an assistant to the similarly inclined fellow Hungarian Bela Tarr), so much so that this 1 hour, 47 minute film reportedly contains only 85 shots.
The man in question, Saul Auslander (the name translates as outsider or foreigner), a Hungarian who speaks a smattering of Yiddish and wears, as do the other Sonderkommandos, a jacket with an enormous red X on the back. He's effectively played by Géza Röhrig, a poet and sometime actor whose face here is sullen, impassive, to all intents and purposes dead to the world.
Saul works at one of Auschwitz's crematoriums (nightmarishly designed by production designer László Rajk in a warehouse outside Budapest and shot and intended to be theatrically projected in 35 mm for added visual texture). He is part of a team that herds terrified Jews to undressing rooms, where they are told they will be assigned jobs after they take "showers."
As each group is being gassed, Saul and his compatriots quickly dispose of their clothing (after searching it for valuables) and then deal with the corpses and the mess, all at double time.
Saul is consistently shot in shallow focus, which means that the dead bodies, the beatings, all the classic horrors of the camps, are visible only in the corners of the frame or half-glimpsed in the background. This normalization of nightmare both presents the world as Saul saw it and increases our shock that this kind of savage dehumanization could be experienced in such a business as usual way.
Essential in creating the nightmare ambience of the camp is "Son of Saul's" complex, layered soundtrack, which takes the place of a conventional score and assaults us with a constant barrage of screams and moans, the sounds of beatings and the off-screen desperation of people fighting not to die. Nemes told his superb sound designer Tamás Zányi that sound would create 50% of the movie, and he was not exaggerating.
The story co-writers Nemes and Royer place in this maelstrom is really quite a simple one. A boy unexpectedly survives, for a few minutes, the gas chamber, and when Saul sees him, he is seized by the idea that this boy is his son.
While the film is intentionally vague about whether the boy actually is Saul's son, there is no doubt about the nature of the man's ever more manic determination to find a rabbi to say kaddish, the prayer for the dead, for the boy, and then give him a proper burial.
Monomania can became tedious, even in a situation like this, but Saul's zeal takes him out of his usual routines and allows the film to take us on a kind of devil's walkabout and reveal other aspects of the camps. We see crematorium ashes being shoveled into a river, people being shot and shoved into pits en masse by the hellish light of flamethrowers, even the taking of clandestine photographs and the beginnings of a Sonderkommando rebellion (things that actually happened at Auschwitz).
Stunning as all this is, "Son of Saul" by definition lacks the ultimate horror provided by actual footage as seen in almost unbearable documentaries such as the recent "Night Will Fall." But that shouldn't take anything away from the accomplishment — and the necessity — of this film.
Careful to respect survivor Primo Levi's famous dictum about Auschwitz — "Here there is no why" — "Son of Saul" makes no attempt to explain events that in many ways remain beyond human comprehension.
But the film believes, accurately, that there is value in renewed attempts to depict what happened, that treating the Holocaust as something it would be sacrilegious to attempt to represent serves no purpose. It's essential for us as a culture to continually see and understand that this was not an aberration, that people did this to other people and could do it again. Having films like "Son of Saul" made and seen is our best hope of that not happening.
source kenneth.turan@latimes.com

Hungary scraps planned statue of WWII-era "anti-Semitic" lawmaker

 The planned statue of a key architect of anti-Semitic laws in the run-up to the Holocaust in 1930s Hungary was scrapped on Friday after an outcry from Jewish groups and others.

The foundation behind the planned memorial to Balint Homan said it has “reversed its decision to erect the statue and has informed the city hall of Szekesfehervar” in central Hungary.
The life-sized statue of Homan, a minister in the Nazi-allied Hungarian government before the 1944 German occupation, had been scheduled to be unveiled on December 29 for the 130th anniversary of his birth.
But the planned event drew several hundred protesters — including Washington’s special envoy on anti-Semitism Ira Forman — to the monument’s building site on Sunday, and on Tuesday the unveiling was postponed.
The Homan foundation, some of whose members are linked to the radical far-right Jobbik party, has received both state and municipal funding for the project. The foundation wanted to honor Homan for his contributions to the city.
The covered statue base of a planned statue in honor of Balint Homan who as a Hungarian minister during the World War II era drafted legislation that restricted the rights of Hungarian Jews and called for their deportation, December 13, 2015. (AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK)
The covered statue base of a planned statue in honor of Balint Homan who as a Hungarian minister during the World War II era drafted legislation that restricted the rights of Hungarian Jews and called for their deportation, December 13, 2015. (AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK)
Homan supported calls for the deportation of Jews from Hungary in 1944 after the Nazi takeover. Around 600,000 Hungarian Jews were later transported to Nazi death camps and murdered.
After World War II, Homan was handed a life sentence for his role in approving Hungary joining Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union. He died in prison in 1951.
However, a Budapest court in March found there had been a lack of evidence for his conviction, after which Szekesfehervar City Hall approved the statue plan.
Balint Homan (YouTube screen grab)
Balint Homan (YouTube screen grab)
The right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sometimes been accused of cosying up to Jobbik and glossing over Hungary’s role in the deportation of Jews, despite vows of “zero tolerance” for anti-Semitism.
Orban had denounced the planned statue.

Taking us for a ride: £100k of your cash blown by charity on days out to help refugees ‘integrate’

NEARLY £100,000 of the public’s money has been blown on taking asylum seekers to theme parks and the seaside in a bid to help them “integrate”.
Refugees have also enjoyed week-long adventure holidays, swimming and art classes and even lessons in mime.
The migrant “jollies” were last night blasted by furious campaigners who said they made “Britain look more like Butlins”.
Sight-seeing ... at the London Eye
Sight-seeing ... at the London Eye
We can reveal dozens of immigrants have been treated to freebies since 2009 courtesy of The Hillingdon Refugee Support Group, part-funded by the National Lottery.
They posed for photos on visits to top tourist attractions including Thorpe Park in Surrey, which costs one adult up to £49.99, the Tower of London (£22) and Whipsnade Zoo, Beds (£19.50).
Jaunts to Brighton beach, the London Eye, the Cutty Sark and the British Museum were also funded by the charity, which received £399,545 from the Big Lottery Fund this March.
Boat ... at Cutty Sark
Boat ... at Cutty Sark
Adventure holidays were another treat, with 16 to 21-year-old migrants who arrived “unaccompanied” to the UK enjoying a week of climbing and canoeing.
One included a stay at the £500-a-night Grenville House Outdoor Education Centre in Brixham, Devon. The West London-based charity said in a newsletter: “Everyone enjoyed it. We shall be looking to visit next year.”
After Thorpe Park it said: “There will certainly be a repeat.”
A trip to Whipsnade Zoo was a “summertime favourite” that asylum-seekers “always enjoy”.
Zoo ... migrants pose at park
Zoo ... migrants pose at park
Some have become regulars. One said in 2012: “The best of all the trips were the zoo, Thorpe Park and Brighton beach. Next year we’d like to have more fun.”
According to its accounts, the charity spent £98,810 on outings and events over the past six years.
History ... at British Museum
History ... at British Museum
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: “Some of my constituents can’t afford to take their children to some of these places.” He added those who play the Lottery will be “disappointed if it paid for asylum-seekers’ jollies”.
Guard ... at Tower of London
Guard ... at Tower of London
Steven George-Hilley, of the Parliament Street think tank, said: “With so many freebies, Britain looks more like Butlins.”
HRSG, also funded by the Hillingdon Community Trust charity, says on its website the trips “build confidence” for the refugees and “enable their integration into British society”. It did not respond to requests to comment.
The Big Lottery Fund said: "Hillingdon Refugee Support Organisation was awarded £399,545 in March 2015 and £91,372 has been paid out to date.
"The funding is for young people without families who have recently arrived as asylum seekers or refugees.
"The majority of the grant money is being used for one to one counselling sessions, education and life skills training to help them build their confidence and independence."
Hillingdon Community Trust did not comment on the outings but referred to information on its website.
This states it has given grants of £60,000 over three years to the charity's Befriending Hillingdon Unaccompanied Minors Project¿Uniting People, offering a "broad range of educational and recreational activities aiding integration".

Source the sun

Monday, 14 December 2015

Australia: “Whites Minority in 50 Years”

At current rates of nonwhite immigration, Australia is set to become a minority white nation within the next fifty years, according to Canberra-based white rights activist Matthew Grant.
Matt Grant
Grant, who attracted national media attention when he spoke at the recent Bendigo anti-mosque rally in Victoria, said in an exclusive interview with the New Observer that most white Australians oppose the idea of becoming a minority in their own country, but are currently intimidated into keeping quiet.
This problem is something he, and other activists, intend to correct by embarking on extended political campaign and electioneering in the near future.
The interview proceeded as follows:
Q. Please tell our readers a little about yourself.
A. I’m a Scottish Presbyterian who spends lots of time in the National Library; I’m also a Nationalist, in the traditional Australian sense in the word, in that I believe in the National Community as the basis from which all other political ideals should be derived and fought for, the security and health of the nation (in our case, the white European settlers of Australia) being of the utmost importance.
Q. Please tell our readers about your activity for Australian nationalism. Are you with any party/movement?
A. I run a Fraternity for people under the age of 25 who are of European heritage. We are a self-help organization designed to build solid lifelong ties and moral convictions in the membership.
Politically I’m not officially associated with any party as of yet, however I am growing rather close to the likes of the United Patriots Front and the Australia First Party.
I am an advocate for White Australia in my generation, and I have been working slowly to increase the spread of information on the topic through my website and my Facebook page, Generation: Tradition.
Q. Tell us about your recent Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) interview.
A. My ABC Interview was secured when I met a reporter at the October Bendigo rally. She was interested in what she thought was an “anti-Islamic” nationalist movement, and as the UPF wouldn’t speak to her, I said I would.
She had prepared a large set of questions pertaining to Islam, and was not expecting me to advocate a White Australia policy and express opposition to non-European immigration.
About five minutes of the half hour interview was aired, and the producer has refused to hand over any of the edited-out parts.
What I said was that race-consciousness does not consist of hating other races or people, but is simply the motion that all countries ought to remain racially and culturally homogeneous. In this way, the strongest sense of common identity and community spirit can be established. This is what I as a nationalist believe in, given that community self-help is better than a welfare state.
It leads to the best kind of community in which there is excellent cohesion and which fosters an environment of decent morality.
Q. What is the current racial-state-of-play in Australia?
A. The actual figures are impossible to know. Firstly, since 1972 the department of immigration has not been allowed to record the religious or racial backgrounds of any immigrant passing through our borders. They are just “people” and the national census does not list race, only nationality. In this way, any Chinaman or African can just write “Australian” because he feels like an Australian this year.
I would estimate the country is still 80 percent white. The cities however are reaching Asiatic populations of 35–40 percent in many places, which isn’t very good.
At the current trend of immigration, we are taking in 190,000 people a year. I would bet a few dollars that the majority of those immigrants are nonwhites. This means that we are in the dire situation where, in the next half century, the white race could indeed be a minority in the country we have built.
Q. Are there any parties actually concerned over this issue? If so, which ones?
A. Australia First and Nationalist Alternative are the only two parties that I’m aware of that openly show concern to this issue. Both have very interesting pasts as parties and I would recommend that nationalists look them up.
Q. Are there any indications that average white Australians are concerned over these issues?
A. Absolutely. You may not see it on the TV or the Internet too frequently, mainly due to very carefully instructed omission by government agencies and the media, but around the dinner table and at the barbecue, people are waking up to the destruction of their country.
All it will take is a big gulp of courage and the majority will openly advocate for a “White Australia” again.
The only reason they haven’t yet, is because they think they are a minority. The average Australian who likes the idea of White Australia thinks he is a “racist minority,” and so, all true Australians feel isolated and too afraid to have their viewpoint heard. Little do they know that they are indeed the majority.
Q. Tell us about your plans.
A. In the next couple years I will be moving out into rural New South Wales, which I believe is a strong heartland for nationalist sentiment in this country.
I will be organizing with the locals and some of my assistants, who are already interested in the project, and we will fight elections, liberate towns from their communist-inspired mayors, and build a fortress of nationalism in the rural regions of NSW.
This is something that the establishment parties are going to be dreading, but the time has come—they have betrayed the country folks for far too long.

Muslim population will double in America

Islam will become the second-largest religious group in the United States by 2050, according to a report from the Pew Research Center.

Islam’s spectacular birthrates, the relative youth of Muslims and the increase in Muslim immigration into the United States combine to account for its accelerated growth rate in the U.S.
Muslims currently make up approximately 0.9% of the U.S. adult population, or 1.8 million Muslim adults. If children are included, the Muslim population in the United States totals 2.75 million Muslims in the country, the majority of whom (63%) are immigrants.
As the fastest-growing religion in America, by the year 2050, the number of Muslims is projected to more than double, surpassing Judaism as the country’s second-largest religious group after Christianity. Those identifying with Islam are projected to comprise 2.1% of the U.S. population.
Among all immigrants to the United States, the Muslim share also doubled in just ten years, from roughly 5% in 1992 to 10% of all immigrants in 2012. In that year, 100,000 Muslim immigrants entered the country.
Almost half of Muslims living in America, 48%, say that all or most of their close friends are also Muslims, and 69% say religion is very important in their lives.
American Muslims also identify overwhelmingly with the Democratic Party; 70% are sympathetic to the Democrats versus just 11% who say they lean more toward the Republican Party. U.S. Muslims are also favorable to big government, as 68% say they prefer that the government provide “more services.”
Among all religious groups, Muslims tend to be viewed the least favorable by Americans, who view them roughly the same way they view atheists. On the contrary, U.S. citizens view Jews, Catholics, evangelical Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, and Mormons more warmly.
Politically, Republicans are less favorable to Islam than are Democrats; Republicans are more likely to say they are “very concerned” about the rise of Islamic extremism in the world and that “Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers.”

Amazon under fire for allowing sale of Nazi paraphernalia

Nazi flags, Hitler Youth knives, and running shoes with swastikas on them are just some of the items for sale on Amazon's U.S. and Canadian websites that have a long-time customer calling for a boycott of North America's largest online retailer.
Mark Schwartz said he was shocked and disgusted to discover Amazon is making money off what he calls "hate items" by allowing third-party vendors to sell the merchandise on its website.
"Imagine going down to your neighbourhood mall, you walk into a shop and you see Nazi flags hanging down and Nazi paraphernalia and they are selling it. What would you think? Would you shop there? Would you be upset? Amazon is online but it's the same thing.... I couldn't believe they were selling these kind of items."
Amazon Nazi flag for sale
It was the flag that made Mark Schwartz realize that Amazon was selling Nazi objects. (CBC )
Schwartz's father is a Holocaust survivor. At the age of seven he was caught in the Nazi's roundup of Hungarian Jews and taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany.
"He survived the concentration camp. He survived the systematic extermination of the Jewish people ... so to see these symbols that mean such horrible things is devastating," said Schwartz.
Amazon Nazi shoe
This Nazi symbol women's shoe is for sale on Amazon.com. (CBC)
The first item he saw on Amazon was a Nazi flag.  Surprised, he looked further, and found other items.
He complained to Amazon and got an email back saying it understood the sale of the Nazi flag was "not acceptable" and would forward the concern to another department that would  "remove the item from the website."
But a few weeks later, Schwartz received an automated e-mail from Amazon suggesting items he might be interested in — based on what he had been looking at online — including that Nazi flag.
"It popped right up on my email, a picture of the flag again … with price $12.90 Canadian, free shipping. I was absolutely flabbergasted. They not only didn't take it off, they re-sent it to me almost to kick me right in the face with it," he said.
That's when he contacted Go Public.
"I thought this is a good way to get this out. Amazon didn't really care that they were selling or profiting off Nazi paraphernalia. As one of their valued customers I no longer shop on Amazon which is too bad. I liked shopping on Amazon but I can't because they did this. I told my friends on Facebook, boycott Amazon," Schwartz said.
Thomas Schwartz
Mark Schwartz's father, Thomas, was a child when he was part of a roundup of Hungarian Jews sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany. (Schwartz family photo)
Go Public contacted the company's head office in Seattle to ask why it allows the sale of the Nazi items. It responded with a brief written statement saying it "won't be commenting" on the story.
After our inquiries, the photo of the Nazi flag was removed from the Canadian site, but the item is still for sale.

Complaints ignored since 2013

Go Public has learned Schwartz isn't the only person who has been trying to get Nazi items removed from the Canadian Amazon website.
According to B'nai Brith, a large international Jewish service organization, it raised the issue in a letter to Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in 2013, but nothing changed. 
Amazon Nazi paraphernalia
A Hitler Youth knife with the words "Blood and Honour!" engraved on the blade is one of the many items for sale on Amazon.ca
"To say the least, it's very disturbing that this sort of hate material is still available online for sale," said Michael Mostyn, the CEO of B'nai Brith Canada.
"By contributing to more materials that are easily accessible to youth in our country that promote intolerance, promote hatred, ideologies that regular Canadians view as toxic, it's not helpful, it's harmful."
B'nai Brith Canada does an annual audit tracking the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Canada.
Mostyn said the organization recorded 1,627 anti-Semitic incidents last year, the largest number in the 30-year history of the audit and a 28 per cent increase over the year before. 2015 numbers aren't yet available.

Surge of anti-Semitic messages online

B'nai Brith attributes much of the increase to the surge of anti-Semitic messages online. Mostyn believes there is a direct correlation between the sale of Nazi items and anti-Semitic acts.
"Our audit has shown that anti-Semitic words or imagery, particularly in an online social media world we live in today, inevitably leads to anti-Semitic incidents," he said.
Michael Mostyn
Michael Mostyn, CEO of B'nai Brith Canada, says Amazon has an ethical and moral obligation to consumers and should not be selling the offensive objects. (CBC)
Mostyn notes certain items, like pro-ISIS paraphernalia, are not available on the U.S. or Canadian Amazon sites. He wonders if the company is censoring some sales but not others.
"I think Canadian consumers expect a lot more from groups like Amazon to fulfil their corporate, ethical and moral responsibilities in sales to consumers."
Amazon's online policy doesn't specifically address the sale of what some consider hate propaganda.
"Amazon has to immediately develop a proper policy and guidelines to deal with these issues," Mostyn said. "Consumers in Canada are not interested to see hate propaganda available freely online and victims of racial discrimination and genocide, in some cases, do not want to be re-victimized by having these hate items available online to just anybody that's searching for it."
B'nai Brith has started a petition to get Amazon to remove the items.
Canada has no legislation specifically restricting the ownership, display, purchase, import or export of Nazi flags. Sections of the criminal code do prohibit the use of these kinds of flags to "communicate hatred in a public place."
In the U.S., the public display of Nazi flags is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
However, in some countries, such as France, it is illegal to display Nazi flags, uniforms and insignia in public, unless for the purpose of a historical film, show or spectacle. Germany has also banned the use of Nazi symbols.

Amazon 'dumb as rocks,' marketing prof says

Lindsay Meredith, a professor of marketing at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, said Amazon's refusal to address the issue could be bad for business and the company's reputation.
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Simon Fraser University marketing professor Lindsay Meredith says Amazon's refusal to address the issue could be bad for business and the company's reputation. (CBC)
"You could get away with that arrogance in the old days; don't try it now or you will get a public backlash that will spin your head," Meredith said, referring to the potential for a negative response on social media.
"[It's] dumb as rocks.… The real problem here is you have a global international brand. Are you really going to sacrifice potential boycotts?"
Meredith said it's unlikely Amazon is making a lot of money from the sale of Nazi products that would warrant that kind of risk.
"This has the potential to become explosive. There are a lot of people with a lot of grandparents who fought in the war, a lot of people who reach back and respect the veterans that won't take kindly to this," he said.
Amazon had to deal with another Nazi-related controversy in New York recently. The company agreed to pull a Nazi-themed ad campaign after subway riders and some public officials complained.
The company had covered subway cars with images of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan to advertise its television series The Man in the High Castle.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Trump: Ban ALL Muslims from Entering the U.S.

Donald Trump took his plan for tightening the nation's borders to a new level Monday — and drew condemnation from Republican opponents as well as Democrats —  by calling for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
The ban should apply "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on" with regard to the attitudes of Muslims toward Americans and terrorism, said a statement from the Trump campaign.
"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," the statement quoted Trump as saying.
Trump read the press release announcing the Muslim immigration proposal at a standing-room-only rally aboard the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Much of the crowd gave the policy a 24-second standing ovation.
“This is pretty heavy stuff. And it’s common sense, and we have to do it,” Trump said. “These are people who are here, by the way,” he said, mentioning the poll he had cited to support his insistence that many Muslims support violence against Americans.
“These are people who only believe in jihad,” Trump said. “They have no respect for human life.”
“Send them all home!” several in the crowd shouted. A protester, one of around 10 removed during the event, called the proposal “racist”
In an earlier interview on Fox News, Trump said his proposal "does not apply to people living in this country, but we have to be vigilant."
Trump's call, less than a week after the California shootings by a Muslim couple who appear to have been radicalized, quickly drew criticism from members of both parties, including his opponents in upcoming Republican presidential primaries.
"That’s a ridiculous position and one that won’t even be productive," said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush tweeted that Trump "is unhinged. His 'policy' proposals are not serious.”

White genocide in Germany: Migrants Hit 1 MILLION This Month, Four Times 2014 Rate

Germany has taken four times as many refugees this year as in 2014, and a state president has lashed out at the new head of the Federal Migration Office for working too slowly.

Some 964,574 refugees have come to Germany this year according to government figures cited by the Passauer Neue Presse, up from 238,676 in 2014. Half a million of those have actually made asylum applications. In the same period, the number of unprocessed asylum cases held by the migration office had increased from 169,166 to 355,914.

Senior figures in the national federal government, including Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Peter Altmaier, have been forced to defend the track record of the body responsible for immigration, and its new director from pointed criticism.
Social Democrat Party Minister-President of the Rhineland-Palatinate state Malu Dreyer has criticised new agency chief Frank-Jürgen Weise and his staff for not working seven day weeks in the light of the migrant crisis. Although the left-wing politician is no critic of mass migration, the delays in processing may restrict the access of migrants to state benefit, which may explain her concern.
Defending the record of the office and their new chief, government spin doctor Mr. Altmaier said without the hard work and efficiency of the body the backlog would be significantly larger, and with just a few weeks under his belt Mr. Weise hadn’t yet had chance to make much of a difference. Regardless, the head had made “an incredible amount of progress in that time”, he said.
In a now rare moment of unity with the national government and his party colleagues, Christian Social Union leader, Bavarian president, and critic of mass migration Horst Seehofer also moved to defend the body. He referred back to his earlier comments remarking that the Federal Migration Office was poorly equipped to deal with the coming migration crisis— leaving a barb in his remarks by pointing out funding and provision for the body was down to the federal government.
The personal stock of Mr. Seehofer has been rising this year at the expense of his boss and colleague Chancellor Merkel. The Chancellor’s own approval ratings have hit an all-time low on the back of the migrant crisis, which many see Mrs. Merkel as having played a significant part in causing.

Front National Becomes France’s Largest Party

It was expected, and now it’s official: France’s Front National (FN) has become that country’s largest party, polling more votes than the combined conservative coalition led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, expressed in the total number of votes cast.

Polling in France’s thirteen regions took place today until 17.00 local French time, and the first estimates were released at 20.00, after only an hour’s worth of counting. It is French tradition for the official pollsters to make estimates based on the first hour’s counting, and all are agreed that the FN has polled the single largest bloc of votes.

The pollsters agree that the FN will end up polling up to 30 percent of the vote, ahead of the conservative Republicans, or “Union of the Right” (LR-UDI-Modem). According to the Ifop estimate released at 8pm French time, the FN took 30.8 percent of the vote, followed by the Republicans, who took 27.2 percent of the vote. The Socialist Party was relegated to third place with 22.7 percent of the votes.

In both regions considered most winnable by the FN, the party appears to have scored a runaway victory. According to TNS-Sofres, Marine Le Pen will get around 42 percent of the vote in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen will get more than 43 percent of the vote in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

The FN is also in first place in four other regions: Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, the so-called Grand Est of France, where the FN candidate for governor is also the party’s deputy leader, Florian Philippot; Center; Languedoc-Roussillon / Midi-Pyrénées; and Burgundy / Franche-Comté.

Speaking as a guest on the Europe 1 radio network, Philippot said he was “doubly satisfied” with the “historic results” achieved by the FN.

He is well ahead of his rivals with between 35 and 39.6 percent of the vote in his region, he said.

He predicted that the “system advocates” (the conservatives and the socialists) would conduct a fierce campaign against the FN over the coming week to the second round.

“Now they will try to scare voters; this will be the week of fear spreading,” he said. “They will try and make people think that it will be a disaster in the FN areas, but they will not be believed. They said the same things during the 2014 municipal elections, and everyone can see that it is going very well with the FN in the cities we control.”

In her reaction to the result, Marine le Pen said that this “is a great result which we welcome with humility, seriousness and a deep sense of responsibility. We aim to achieve national unity, which the country urgently needs. I call on all voters who feel, above all, that they are patriotic, to turn their backs on the deceptive political class.”

Elections in France go to a second round of voting if no one candidate gets more than 50 percent in the first round. The second round of voting only takes place between candidates who won more than 10 percent of the vote in the first round.

This second round is won by whoever polls the most votes, irrespective of whether they make the 50 percent mark.


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