Category Archives: Fundamentalism

Sweden school killer fueled by ′racist motives′ | News | DW.COM | 23.10.2015

The motives behind a 21-year-old sword-wielding attacker who killed two people and wounded two others at a school in Sweden became clearer on Friday as media reports began to describe a background of xenophobia and racism. Police sources had already told the press after the incident on Thursday that they were investigating a “political motive.””We are convinced that the assailant was driven by racist motives when he carried out the act,” police chief Niclas Hallgren told Swedish radio.”We have reached this conclusion based on what we found when we searched his apartment and his behavior during the act, and also on the basis of how he selected his victims.”Earlier reports by Swedish news also claimed the assailant had a YouTube channel in which he glorified Hitler and spoke critically of Islam and immigration to Sweden.

Source: Sweden school killer fueled by ′racist motives′ | News | DW.COM | 23.10.2015

A Whiff of Intrigue as Vatican Disputes ‘Unfounded’ Report on Pope Francis’ Health – The New York Times

Francis, who has appeared determined to shake up the church, has faced resistance from some bishops, 13 of whom signed a letter to him, leaked last week, saying that he was trying to manipulate the synod’s outcome in his favor. The timing of the report, on the heels of the leaked letter, has given rise to theories that opponents of Francis’ agenda are working to undermine his papacy by sowing doubt about his health.Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that he feared that the article was part of a well-planned “apocalyptic strategy” against Francis by conservatives who want to “discredit the one who holds the power” and “destabilize him.” Archbishop Fernández, a close friend of Francis’ from Argentina, was among the bishops chosen by Francis to attend the synod.The Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, has issued three rebuttals since the tumor article was published, calling the reports “gravely irresponsible and unworthy of attention.”

Source: A Whiff of Intrigue as Vatican Disputes ‘Unfounded’ Report on Pope Francis’ Health – The New York Times

The renewed blood pact between Israeli, Palestinian extremists – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The chief rabbi of the town of Safed, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, was especially impressive when he told followers at his weekly lesson last week, “I heard that in cases like this, and in other cases, policemen were afraid to shoot the male or female terrorist out of compassion and pity. I don’t understand this. What’s the meaning of not shooting a terrorist? Empty your magazine at her! That’s what needs to be done. … A policeman who kills a terrorist should get a bouquet of flowers, gifts and money.” This public servant, who also serves as the head of the rabbinical council of the national emergency medical service Magen David Adom, claimed that Jewish law permits medical staff to kill wounded terrorists. “If they cannot be killed,” he added, “make it so that in the end they will die. Feed them spoiled food, so that they get a stomach upset and end up dying. That’s what one should learn at MDA.”

Source: The renewed blood pact between Israeli, Palestinian extremists – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Netanyhau: Hitler Only Wanted to Expel Jews, but Jerusalem Mufti Told Him to Burn Them – Israel News – Israel News – Haaretz Israeli News Source

Searching for excuse to exterminate Palestinians or give leave to extremists to go on killing spree!?!

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked public uproar when on Wednesday he claimed that the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, was the one who planted the idea of the extermination of European Jewry in Adolf Hitler’s mind. The Nazi ruler, Netanyahu said, had no intention of killing the Jews, but only to expel them.

Source: Netanyhau: Hitler Only Wanted to Expel Jews, but Jerusalem Mufti Told Him to Burn Them – Israel News – Israel News – Haaretz Israeli News Source

Israel begins construction of new wall separating Jews and Arabs in East Jerusalem

 

A new ghetto rising!

Israeli authorities have begun building another barrier to separate Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. The efforts come amid a spate of attacks directed at Jewish civilians by Palestinians.

Source: Israel begins construction of new wall separating Jews and Arabs in East Jerusalem

′New facet of violence′ in Germany | Germany | DW.COM | 19.10.2015

{If you don’t stand with the refugees, who will stand with you when the mob comes to your door?}

Anti-immigrant sentiments in Germany are on the rise, and taking on harsher forms. DW spoke to Professor Andreas Zick, an expert on violence and conflict, as the anti-migrant Pegida movement was getting ready to celebrate its first anniversary in the group’s eastern stronghold of Dresden.DW: A man who was active in the far-right scene in the past on Saturday stabbed the Cologne mayoral candidate responsible for refugees in the city. Germany’s interior minister said the attack underlines growing concerns over hatred and violence amid the refugee crisis. Is this in fact a new “quality” of violence? Are people losing their inhibitions?Professor Andreas Zick: Yes, we’re seeing a new facet of violence. In Germany, we’ve had 179 right-wing extremist killings since 1990, there have been more than 500 hate crimes against asylum housing, and now there’s the same phenomenon of “lone-wolf” terrorism that we observe on the Islamist terrorist scene.Is the mood in Germany changing?Dramatically. A year ago, when Pegida started these marches in Dresden, we already argued that from the perspective of extremism research, the symbols and the communications via the Internet were very aggressive. It was violence-oriented from the beginning. We know the right-wing extremist milieus tried to be in the streets and also on the Internet, where they discussed what to do. Over the last few months, the idea in the radicalized milieu of not only communicating and shouting out the hate, but of acting and controlling the streets has gained momentum.

Source: ′New facet of violence′ in Germany | Germany | DW.COM | 19.10.2015

Eritrean man, beaten and shot in Israel after being mistaken for attacker, dies from wounds | News | DW.COM | 19.10.2015

{So one has to ask – how many other killings have the authorities encouraged and excused?} An Eritrean man died after being mistakenly shot and beaten following a shooting in southern Israel, officials said Monday.On Sunday, an Arab gunman opened fire on a crowd in a bus station, killing an Israeli soldier and wounding nine other people. The assailant then engaged in a gun battle with authorities before fleeing outside, where he was shot dead.Amid the confusion, an Eritrean migrant was shot by an Israeli security guard while crawling on the floor. A crowd of people, thinking the Eritrean man was the culprit, then surrounded him and began beating him, while several others rushed to his side in an attempt to protect him.The man died later that night in hospital.Reasons for the man’s shooting are still unclear. Government officials and members of the media have reacted with disgust at the man’s death.”It’s terrible,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon, according to the Associated Press news agency. “It shows you what a terrible situation we are in.”Speaking to members of his Likud Party on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was a “law abiding” country where “no one should take the law into their own hands.”

Source: Eritrean man, beaten and shot in Israel after being mistaken for attacker, dies from wounds | News | DW.COM | 19.10.2015

4 of 10 Danish Muslims want Quran-based laws – The Local

{They need to think again and understand they are in a new land and cannot change it into one that has never existed. It is not religion they preach but pure politics!}

Jens Peter Frølund Thomsen, a social studies professor at the University of Aarhus who specializes in the relationship between Danes and immigrants, said it is surprising that so many Danish Muslims think that their holy book should be part of the national legal system.  “Here is an indicator that religious beliefs interfere in some political opinions and attitudes. Our secular society, in which political power and the rule of law are hailed above all else, is something that many have reservations about. It shows that democratic norms haven’t taken root amongst all immigrant groups,” Thomsen told Jyllands-Posten.

Source: 4 of 10 Danish Muslims want Quran-based laws – The Local