German police raid Facebook user for posting Kurdish YPG flag

Police in Munich have raided the home of a left-wing activist who posted the flag of Kurdish militia YPG to Facebook. The YPG has helped German intelligence and receives arms from the US military in Syria. Germany’s conflicted attitude to Kurdish fighters was exposed once again this week when Munich police raided the home of a left-wing […]

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Merkel Ally Drops Call for Cap on Refugees Entering Germany

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, AUG. 20, 2017, 8:54 A.M. E.D.T.

BERLIN — A key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says he’s no longer making a cap on refugees a condition for coalition talks after next month’s election.

Horst Seehofer, who leads the Christian Social Union that dominates politics in the southern state of Bavaria, called for an upper limit on the number of refugees Germany takes following the massive influx in 2015.

Seehofer’s party traditionally forms a conservative bloc with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and the two are projected to take about 39 percent of the vote in the Sept. 24 election.

The 68-year-old told public broadcaster ARD on Sunday that “the situation has changed, Berlin has changed course.”

Seehofer said he would aim to ensure the measures already taken to reduce refugee arrivals are protected by a future government.

Vietnam’s President Calls for Tougher Internet Controls

By REUTERS AUG. 20, 2017, 11:27 A.M. E.D.T. HANOI — Vietnam’s president called on Sunday for tougher controls on the internet in the face of dissidents who are using it to criticize the ruling Communist Party, and to combat threats to cybersecurity. Vietnam’s government has stepped up a crackdown on activists this year, but despite the […]

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PayPal Caves In and Boycotts Jihad Watch

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch

Yesterday, at 6:02PM, Robert Spencer got this email from PayPal:

RE: Notice of PayPal Account Limitation

Dear Robert Spencer,

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our records and on your website https://www.jihadwatch.org. Due to the
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accordance with PayPal’s User Agreement. As a result, we have placed a
permanent limitation on your account.

We ask that you please remove all references to PayPal from your website.
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Just hours before he received a flame letter by George Soros’ stooge Lauren Kirchner.

Pamela Geller announced to cut ties with PayPal now.

Pamela Geller almost Speechless about the Recent Onslaught on Free Speech

European Commission Plans to Access Data from Silicon Valley Without Warrants

Andrej Hunko of party DIE LINKE

The European Commission plans to directly access data from Silicon Valley. The US corporations are expected to build specialised centers within the borders of the European Union to hand out user information to the government, reports newspaper Rheinische Post.

Oppositional Socialist party DIE LINKE found out through their parliamentary request that the legal process would be circumvened because the prosecutors would immediately cooperate with the private corporations without proper warrants.

Angela Merkel’s government looks into the legal options to not only request user addresses and the time of each user interaction, but also the very content that is exchanged.

At the start of October ‘Sirius’ the center of police agency Europol will begin its work. They will collect online data provided by the police departments of the member states of the European Union.

The German Federal Office of Investigation, called Bundeskriminalamt, is already talking with Facebook, Google, eBay and Microsoft. A report by the German government says, ‘some operators provide searchable web portals only developed for this purpose’.

Andrej Hunko, member of the council of Europe and of party DIE LINKE, is worried about the government pressure and says, “the companies become henchmen of police and intelligence services.” He demands that state agencies make transparent in which way they surveille clouds and messenger services.

He sees the suspension of the international legal systems to request traffic data and user content as a harsh intrusion into the privacy of communication.

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Michael Stürzenberger Sentenced to Prison for Publishing Photos of Mufti

PI News author Michael Stürzenberger was given a six-month prison sentence by the criminal court of Munich for “disseminating propaganda material of unconstitutional organizations.”

Spectators in the crowded hall of the criminal court reacted shocked after the verdict. They witnessed a significant moment in Germany, just a few hours after the Islamic mass murder of Barcelona.

Stürzenberger reviewed the article “Swastika and Crescent” by newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, in which he was mentioned by name. In his well-researched historical essay, he also used two original photographs, which showed the then Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini with Nazi leaders.

The use of Nazi symbols for historical reporting to aid civic enlightenment is expressly exempted from punishment by § 86 (3) of the German Criminal Code. The Süddeutsche Zeitung used similar original photos. Stürzenberger showed the historical intersections of the two ideologies “Islamism” and “National Socialism.”

In a Facebook entry, he justifies his PI news article with the Süddeutsche Zeitung article “Swastika and Crescent” and the research results of the renowned Egyptian political scientist Hamed Abdel Samad.

Prosecutor’s office: “Hate speech against Islam”

The prosecutor objected to his, as he calls it a “fight against Islam” and points out that the photo wouldn’t show the Mufti with a crescent. He claims that a “passing observer” would be led to degrade the religion. The “passing observer would not recognize in his ‘timeline’ that this is a historical review of the subject.”

A suspicious “Herr Fisch”, a police officer, who also obediently submitted the complaint against Stürzenberger to the public prosecutor, was heard as a witness. His account was hardly comprehensible to trial observers – the request to the High Court to use the microphones was refused by the judge.

The defendant’s request to show quotes of the Quran and the relevant passages from the work of Abdel Samad’s book “Islamic Fascism,” also mentioned by the prosecutor’s office was denied. However, a verdict of a Swiss court in Graz against Stürzenberger was read out in full detail and acknowledged by the public prosecutor and the judge.

Tantamount to ban Stürzenberger from Working as a Journalist

The final plea for Stürzenberger was fulminant – he received “standing ovations” from the courtroom audience. The court sentenced Michael Stürzenberger to six months in prison and an additional 100 hours of social work. The period of probation is three years and six months, which is equivalent to a factual occupational ban for a journalist specialized on Islamism.

Last but not least, the visibly annoyed judge insulted the unquiet audience along the lines “The remarks by Stürzenberger about Islam and fascism are wrong, but you on the back seats have no idea about that because you do not know such things.”

The court made copies of the identity cards of all listeners of the trial. Stürzenberger vows to appeal the decision. He will also try to legally charge the judge herself for insult and bending the law.