Monthly Archives: May 2015

Welfare Jihad in Europe

More than 30 Danish jihadists have collected unemployment benefits totaling 379,000 Danish krone (€51,000; $55,000) while fighting with the Islamic State in Syria, according to leaked intelligence documents.

The fraud, which was reported by Television 2 Danmark on May 18, comes less than six months after the Danish newspaper BT revealed that Denmark had paid unemployment benefits to 28 other jihadists while they were waging war in Syria.

The disclosures show that Islamists continue to exploit European social welfare systems to finance their activities both at home and abroad — costing European taxpayers potentially millions of euros each year.

According to Television 2 Danmark, the welfare fraud was discovered after the Danish intelligence agency PET began sharing data about known Danish jihadists with the Ministry of Employment to determine if any of these individuals were receiving unemployment benefits.

As a percentage of the overall population, Denmark is the second-largest European source of foreign fighters in Syria after Belgium. At least 115 Danes have become foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq since Syria’s civil war broke out in March 2011, according to a recent report by the Center for Terrorism Analysis, an agency of PET. The report states:

“CTA assesses that approximately half of those who have gone abroad are now back in Denmark, while a quarter of them remain in the conflict zone. CTA assesses that two thirds of these individuals have been in the conflict zone for more than a year. The remaining travelers are located elsewhere abroad. CTA assesses that at least 19 travelers from Denmark have been killed in Syria and Iraq.”

The CTA admits that, “the number may be higher” than 115. The comment is a tacit recognition that it does not know exactly how many Danes have become jihadists abroad.

In April, it emerged that the parents of Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein — a Danish-Jordanian jihadist responsible for the terror attacks in Copenhagen in February 2015 in which two people died — have been welfare recipients in Denmark for more than 20 years. Omar’s parents received a total of 3.8 million krone between 1994 and 2014, amounting to roughly 500,000 euros or $560,000.

Social welfare fraud of the kind perpetrated in Denmark is being repeated throughout Europe.

Youth trying to reach Syria got instructions from Montreal mosque, family members say

Ten young Quebec Muslims who were detained for allegedly trying to join jihadist groups in Syria received travel instructions, financing advice and moral support from individuals they met at a Montreal mosque, family members have alleged.

Meet the ‘Kremlin trolls’, the humans behind Putin’s propaganda machinery

Deep inside a four-storey marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the frontlines of an information war, say those who have been inside.

Known as “Kremlin trolls,” the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin’s world vision on Russia, and the world.

Israel is Banned from Events Funded by the EU

What could be a better choice to boycott Israel than an ecological event whose banner words are sustainability, anti racism, humanitarian aid, human rights, Third World, globalization and interaction between different cultures?

Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.

Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said.

News of Katriuk’s death emerged several hours after the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said Ottawa should take the necessary steps to ensure that he be held accountable if he were found guilty of war crimes committed in collaboration with the Nazis.

Russia charged Katriuk earlier this month with genocide in connection with the 1943 killing of civilians in Khatyn, now part of Belarus. According to war reports, Katriuk was a member of a Ukrainian battalion of the SS, the elite Nazi storm troops, between 1942 and 1944. He had denied the accusations against him.

The Russian Embassy in Ottawa called on the Harper government a few weeks ago to support a criminal case against Katriuk. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, a law-enforcement body that reports only to Putin, called on Canada to deliver Katriuk to Moscow so he can be tried for alleged war crimes.

Cyprus detains Lebanese-Canadian in ammonium nitrate haul

A court in Cyprus has ordered a Lebanese-Canadian man to remain in police custody for eight days after about two tonnes of a chemical compound that can be turned into an explosive were discovered at his home.

Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said the suspect, 26, who had been staying in the southern town of Larnaca since his arrival in the Mediterranean island about a week ago, faces charges of conspiracy to commit a criminal offence and possession of ammonium nitrate.

A police source said the man holds a Canadian passport.

UJA-Federation (New York) donates $6 million to radical Leftist New Israel Fund

JCC Watch reports that the New York Jewish Federation (UJA) has donated nearly $6 million to the radical Leftist New Israel Fund over the last 13 years. And UJA-JCF has kept it secret until now.

New Organization Monitors Campus Radicals to Expose Them to Future Employers

A new organization was launched on Tuesday to track organizers of anti-Israel movements on U.S. college campuses and alert the public, as well as future employers, about their involvement with the hate groups, The Algemeiner has learned.

Canary Mission was founded by students and citizens concerned by the growing number of campus movements that work to demonize and boycott Israel, harass Jewish and pro-Israel students, and spread radical, antisemitic ideas.

In a statement issued on its website, Canary Mission’s anonymous founders said the public has the right to know who is a part of this “dangerous campaign” of “ugly antisemitism and anti-Americanism that drives the anti-Israel movement on campuses across the United States.”

“So do the future employers of those who immerse themselves in antisemitic activity as college students,” the statement continued. “We are determined to expose the statements, activities, and unsavory affiliations of all of those responsible for spreading this hate on our campuses.”

The Rational Ayatollah Hypothesis

Can there be a rational, negotiable, relatively reasonable bigot? Barack Obama thinks so.

So we learn from the president’s interview last week with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg—the same interview in which Mr. Obama called Islamic State’s capture of Ramadi a “tactical setback.” Mr. Goldberg asked the president to reconcile his view of an Iranian regime steeped in “venomous anti-Semitism” with his claims that the same regime “is practical, and is responsive to incentive, and shows signs of rationality.”

The president didn’t miss a beat. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s strategic objectives, he said, were not dictated by prejudice alone. Sure, the Iranians could make irrational decisions “with respect to trying to use anti-Semitic rhetoric as an organizing tool.” They might also pursue hate-based policies “where the costs are low.” But the regime has larger goals: “maintaining power, having some semblance of legitimacy inside their country,” and getting “out of the deep economic rut that we’ve put them in.”

Also, Mr. Obama reminded Mr. Goldberg, “there were deep strains of anti-Semitism in this country,” to say nothing of Europe. If the president can forgive us our trespasses, he can forgive the ayatollah’s, too.

Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that a man with an undergraduate’s enthusiasm for moral equivalency (Islamic State now, the Crusades and Inquisition then) would have sophomoric ideas about the nature and history of anti-Semitism. So let’s recall some basic facts.

I’m An Asshole (just like the Jews)

Paid protesters

MORE and OBS, two groups funded by George Soros, advertised money available for people willing to travel to protest.

Widow, ex-soldier move for final judgment on $134M suit against Omar Khadr

The widow of an American special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan and another soldier partially blinded by a hand grenade have moved to finalize a default civil-suit judgment against former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr.

Court documents filed in Utah April 24, the day an Alberta court granted Khadr bail, show the plaintiffs are asking the courts to award them triple damages for a total of US$134.1 million.

Lawyer Laura Tanner, who represents Tabitha Speer and Layne Morris, said in an interview she would be filing a final order for the federal judge to review and sign within days.

Once that happens — final word on damages would be up to the judge — the families can move to have the judgment enforced against Khadr, 28, in a Canadian court.

Mohammad Shafia intimidated prisoners into attending prayers

The Montreal man serving a life sentence for killing his wife and three teenage daughters intimidated other prisoners to the point that one asked to be put in isolation, a Senate committee has heard.

Omar Khadr offered a seat in McMaster class by professor

A McMaster University professor wants to teach Omar Khadr and has written to the university’s president, asking that he hold a spot for Khadr to demonstrate Canadian universities’ role “in fostering justice and affirming peace.”

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Sanctions Against Hezbollah

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2297, the Hezbollah International Financial Prevention Act of 2015, which would strengthen economic sanctions against Hezbollah, a terrorist organization that continues to pose a threat to the United States, our allies, and interests throughout the Middle East and beyond.

Boycott the Boycotters movement gains momentum

The movement to boycott those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is gaining steam, particularly at the legislative level.

Beware of the Muslim Brotherhood, expert warns

Authorities should be concerned about the unseen hand of the Muslim Brotherhood gripping sections of Canada’s diverse Muslim community, says a U.S. security expert.

Pope calls Abbas ‘angel of peace’ during Vatican visit

Cheezus H. Christ

Shabbat Project Toronto 2015 presents Dennis Prager

The Shabbat Project presents Dennis Prager, one of North America’s most popular speakers.  He is a syndicated columnist, the author of five best selling books and a much sought speaker on Judaism, the Jewish people, politics, spirituality, relationships and happiness.

Dennis will be discussing how we, as Jews, can maintain hope in an increasingly dangerous world.


Israel Says Hezbollah Positions Put Lebanese at Risk

Viewed from the air, Muhaybib looks like a typical southern Lebanese village — a cluster of about 90 houses and buildings punctuated by the minaret of a mosque and surrounded by fields.

But when the Israeli military trains its lens on that hilltop Shiite village close to the border, it sees nine arms depots, five rocket-launching sites, four infantry positions, signs of three underground tunnels, three antitank positions and, in the very center of the village, a Hezbollah command post.

As Israel prepares for what it sees as an almost inevitable next battle with Hezbollah, the Shiite Lebanese organization that fought a monthlong war against Israel in 2006, Israeli military officials and experts are warning that the group has done more than significantly build up its firepower since then.

Maps and aerial photography provided to The New York Times by Israeli military officials this week illustrate, they say, that Hezbollah has moved most of its military infrastructure into the Shiite villages of southern Lebanon and around their perimeters. Israel says this amounts to using the civilians as a human shield.

Without knowing when the next war will break out, or what might precipitate it, the Israelis are blunt about the implications: They will not hesitate to strike at those targets, so southern Lebanon will most likely be the scene of widespread destruction.

PA honors 3 terrorists who lynched two Israeli reservists

Last week, Palestinian Authority Member of Parliament and Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake visited the families of three of the terrorists who took part in the lynching and murder of two Israeli reservists in 2000. Karake honored these murderers by giving their families “plaques of honor.”


Musical Interlude

Rolling Stone asked Townshend: “While we’re on the subject, when you look at ISIS and Boko Haram — and even what Putin has been up to, to some extent — do you worry about the state of the planet?”

Townshend responded by saying he hopes his answer does not earn him the label “neocon” again, by “Arianna Huffington… that dimwitted woman.” He then said, “I do think it’s very important that we keep our ammunition ready. I do feel there is nothing to worry about as long as we’re willing to protect ourselves.”

Elizabeth May

Revolting story here.

126-year-old Palestinian recalls agonies of 1948 ‘Nakba’

Already 59 years old when the Nakba occurred, al-Toum had been working on a farm in Beersheba (in what is now southern Israel) when violent Zionist gangs forced hundreds of thousands Palestinians to flee their homes and villages.

40 Percent Rise This Year in Global Immigration to Israel, Report Shows

A new report shows that Jewish immigration to Israel from around the world rose more than 40 percent in the first three months of 2015.

Microsoft inaugurates new Haifa R&D center

The new building houses 150 engineers and Microsoft is recruiting dozens more employees.


“Pack Some Clean Underwear” and Other Travel Tips from ISIS

With many Western jihadists setting out to join ISIS in Syria and Iraq, supporters of the self-proclaimed Islamic State has released a ludicrously banal, English-language travel guide to prepare wannabes for the trip ahead. Titled Hijrah to the Islamic State, the 50-page e-book reads like a Lonely Planet for would-be recruits, with advice on everything from how many changes of clothes to a reminder that you shouldn’t embark on air travel while carrying explosives. (Hijra means “migration” or “journey” in Arabic.)

South African Student President: ‘I Love Adolf Hitler’

Click the image of the Nazi.


Muslim terrorists bomb Muslim terrorist’s security HQ in Gaza

Good stuff.

Nasrallah: If Assad falls, Hezbollah falls

Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime cannot fall, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has said, as it would also mean the fall of Hezbollah and the so-called axis of resistance.

Animals staring at food

Click the image.