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.



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, “fight against Islam” and points out that the photo won’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 in the current situation.

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.

based on PI News

Lauren Kirchner of ProRepublica Threatens Geller Report and Jihad Watch

This is the letter that the hate-filled zelot wrote to Pamela Geller:

Hello Ms. Geller,

I am a reporter at ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom in New York. I am contacting you to let you know that we are including your website in a list of sites that have been designated as hate or extremist by the American Defamation League or the Southern Poverty Law Center. We have identified all the tech platforms that are supporting websites on the ADL and SPLC lists.

We would like to ask you a few questions:

1) Do you disagree with the designation of your website as hate or extremist? Why?

2) We identified several tech companies on your website: PayPal, Revcontent, Disqus, and Newsmax. Can you confirm that you receive funds from your relationship with those tech companies? How would the loss of those funds affect your operations, and how would you be able to replace them?

3) Have you been shut down by other tech companies for being an alleged hate or extremist web site? Which companies?

4) Many people opposed to sites like yours are currently pressuring tech companies to cease their relationships with them – what is your view of this campaign? Why?

Our deadline is 5pm EST today.

Thank you,

Lauren Kirchner

Geller’s response

Almost the same letter went to Jihad Watch, only the tech companies that Kirchner plans to bully differ.

Response from Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch

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Actress Silvana Heißenberg: Banned From TV Stations RTL, Sat 1 & Public Channels for Critizising Merkel

This video was broadcasted by German public TV channel NDR and shows the sleuths of magazine ZAPP going after other people’s mindset.

NDR is outraged that Heißenberg posted on Facebook that ‘the government should be arrested’. She also posted a meme displaying photos of ministers and the words:

Still you sit up there, you coward creatures, paid by foes, deriding the people. But justice will return and the people will rule again. May god have mercy with you then!’

And under the pictures of the cabinet members:

‘Not all rats dwell in the sewage’

She also criticizes the flood of asylum seekers but probably not in as harsh words because NDR doesn’t quote her directly on that.

The public TV channel spent time and money on some research and found one of Silvana Heißenberg’s employees who said that ‘she is a patriot and does not belong to the corrupt hypocrites, German-haters and criminals against their own people who ruin their own country and drive it into a civil war.’

At the end of the video it is said that private TV channel RTL would refrain from hiring her ever again. A few days after broadcasting, Sat.1, a competitor of RTL, also announced to never book her again.

But that is not enough. Both RTL and Sat.1 had pre-taped seasons of TV shows starring Heißenberg that will never be broadcasted.

source philosophia perennis

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Erdogan tells German Turks not to vote for Angela Merkel

The hell froze over. I agree with him.

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has urged Turkish voters living in Germany not to back the country’s three main political parties in next month’s general elections. He said they were “enemies of Turkey.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told Turks living in Germany they should punish mainstream German parties in September’s parliamentary elections. “I […]

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