Kansas, USA racists plotted massacre of Somali refugees

This video from the USA says about itself:

3 Kansas men plotted to kill innocent Somali refugees in Garden City, Kansas

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas


Friday, October 14, 2016

Three Southwest Kansas Men Charged With Plotting to Bomb Somali Immigrants

WICHITA, KAN. -Three men from southwest Kansas were charged in federal court here today with conspiring to detonate a bomb at an apartment complex in Garden City where Muslim immigrants from Somalia live and worship, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

A criminal complaint unsealed today alleged the men conducted surveillance to size up potential targets, stockpiled firearms, ammunition and explosive components, and prepared a manifesto to be published after the bombing. The attack, the defendants said, would “wake people up.”

“These charges are based on eight months of investigation by the FBI that is alleged to have taken the investigators deep into a hidden culture of hatred and violence,” Beall said. “Many Kansans may find it as startling as I do that such things could happen here.”

Charged with one count of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction were:

Curtis Allen, 49, Liberal, Kan.

Gavin Wright, 49, Liberal, Kan., owner of G & H Mobile Home Center at 1250 E. Tucker Road in Liberal.

Patrick Eugene Stein, 47, Wright, Kan.

The complaint alleges that since February 2016 the FBI has been investigating the defendants’ activities planning a violent attack against Muslims in southwestern Kansas. A confidential source [who] attended meetings of a militia group called the Kansas Security Force, providing the FBI with information about the groups’ activities.

The defendants were members of a small group they called the Crusaders. After considering possible targets including pro-Somali churches and public officials, the defendants decided to target an apartment complex in Garden City, Kan., where Somalis lived and maintain an apartment that served as a mosque. They discussed obtaining four vehicles, filling them with explosives and parking them at the four corners of the apartment complex to create a big explosion.

On Oct. 12, defendant Stein met with the confidential FBI source in rural Finney County to examine automatic weapons the source had brought from an FBI lab in Quantico, Va. After trying out two of the weapons, Stein took the source to see the apartment building the defendants were targeting in Garden City. Stein said he would provide ammonium nitrate for the bomb and contribute $200 to $300 for other materials.

Stein also talked with the source about defendant Allen’s arrest in a domestic violence case in Liberal the previous day, Oct. 11. Stein said he was concerned that Allen’s girlfriend would give Liberal police information about the defendants’ plans.

If convicted, the defendants face up to life in federal prison. Investigating agencies included the FBI, the Liberal Police Department, the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, the Garden City Police Department, the Dodge City Police Department, the Finney County Sheriff’s Office, and Kansas Highway Patrol, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi is prosecuting

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The charges merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

FBI: major attack on immigrants foiled

Today, 09:13

In the United States of America, three men have been arrested who wanted to assassinate immigrants on the day after the presidential elections, the US Justice Department reports. It it is said to have been their intention to blow up an apartment in which about 120 Somalis live.

The suspects were members of a small militia calling itself the Crusaders. The far-right militia is directed against immigrants, Muslims and the government. Those arrested are two men of 49 years old and one of 47 years old.

The FBI has foiled the plan of these three men after investigating for eight months. According to the prosecutor, the investigators found themselves in a “hidden culture of hatred and violence.”

The suspects chose the apartment building in the US state of Kansas because many Somalis live there and there is a mosque in it. They wanted to detonate four vehicles full of explosives at the four corners of the building. After the attack they wanted to distribute a manifesto.

According to the indictment the men with their action wanted to wake up America. “The only way to get this country on the right path is a bloodbath,” a suspect is said to have said.

‘German neonazis murdered nine-year-old girl’

Neonazi Uwe Böhnhardt and the murdered girl Peggy, EPA photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Neo-Nazis also possibly killed nine-year-old German girl

A German neo-Nazi trio, held responsible for at least ten racist murders, is possibly also behind the murder of a girl of 9 years of age. Remains of the child’s corpse were found this summer, and now it appears that there are DNA traces of Uwe Bönhardt on them, German media report.

Bönhardt committed suicide in 2011, together with the second member of the trio of the Nationalzozialistischer Untergrund (NSU) Uwe Mundlos. The third member Beate Zschäpe, is in jail and on trial.

The NSU is now also linked to the murder of the 9-year-old girl. She disappeared in May 2001 in the city of Lichtenberg (Bavaria). A mushroom collector found this summer remains of her body in a forest.

For the murder of the girl a man was convicted, but that verdict was overturned in 2014 because of errors in the trial.

German police also claimed for years that the NSU murders of Turkish and Greek immigrants were supposedly not by racists, but because of conflicts between Mediterranean countries’ criminal gangs.

The murders by Böhnhardt, Mundlos and Zschäpe were only a small minority of the total murders by German neonazis.

Did the NSU murder still more children? Here.

Hundreds of children abused in Pope Benedict’s brother’s choir

This video says about itself:

Alleged victims on abuse claims connected to Catholic church

Regensburg – 10 March 2010

1. Wide of “Regensburger Domspatzen” boys’ choir school building
2. Sign on school building reading (German) “Regensburger Domspatzen”
3. Boys walking up to school entrance
4. Close-up of glass panel over school entrance
Munich – 11 March 2010
5. Wolfgang Blaschka sitting at table in cafe, drinking coffee
6. SOUNDBITE (German) Wolfgang Blaschka, student at Etterzhausen Elementary School from 1966 to 1967:

“My earlobe was ripped off in one punishment. One day I found myself hanging in the air by my hair – my whole bodyweight – in the claw of this Principal Meier. And when I then tried to support my bodyweight by grabbing his arm, he beat me very badly.”
7. Close-up of Blaschka’s eyes
8. SOUNDBITE (German) Wolfgang Blaschka, student at Etterzhausen Elementary School from 1966 to 1967:

“I myself was slapped in the face by him (Georg Ratzinger)

priest, director of the Regensburger Domspatzen children’s choir (which he made perform, eg, at the NATO summit in Germany in 1982), and elder brother of Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI

, and it was particularly painful when he pulled me up here by my sideburns, that was very mean. Although I was not a bad singer. But when it was about the music, he was a full-blooded musician, he really was quick-tempered and forgot about everything.”
Regensburg – 10 March 2010
9. Wide tilt down of house of Georg Ratzinger, brother of Pope Benedict XVI
10. Close-up of memorial plaque on wall of house in honour of Pope Benedict XVI‘s visit in 2006, reading (German) “The monastery chapter of St. Johann remembers the visit of the Holy Father Benedict XVI to his brother Georg Ratzinger on 13 September 2006.”
11. Georg Ratzinger walking to door of his house
12. Close-up of Ratzinger’s name next to door bell
13. Ratzinger at door
Munich – 11 March 2010
14. Wide of Rudolf Neumaier, student from 1981 to 1982 at Etterzhausen Elementary School, entering office at “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” publishing house, sitting down
15. SOUNDBITE (German) Rudolf Neumaier, student at Etterzhausen Elementary School from 1981 to 1982:

“The responsible persons in Regensburg knew that there was something wrong. They did not act and therefore I was quite surprised, at the beginning of this week, that (Johann) Meier was still there in 1991 and that a witness had said that nothing had changed and Meier was still beating students in 1991.”
16. Neumaier talking on the phone
17. SOUNDBITE (German) Rudolf Neumaier, student at Etterzhausen Elementary School from 1981 to 1982:

“Well, then he was beating this boy, he shouted and screamed at him and then he pulled him out of his seat and struck him on the back with the chair, so that the chair broke into two pieces. This was the worst incident I witnessed.”
Regensburg – 10 March 20100
18. Wide of Regensburg cathedral, tilt up to cathedral spires


Two alleged victims of a child abuse scandal connected to the Catholic church in Germany came forward on Thursday, including a former member of an all-boys choir led by the pope’s brother.

Germany’s top education representative sharply criticised the church on Thursday for failing to report cases of physical and sexual abuse in a timely fashion.

The uproar came a day before Germany’s highest bishop was to meet Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.

At least 170 former students from Catholic schools in Germany have come forward with claims of sexual abuse recently and others have spoken of physical abuse.

Wolfgang Blaschka, a 52-year-old graphic designer, said that corporal punishment was the rule, not the exception, when he was a student at the Etterzhausen school just outside Regensburg.

“One day I found myself hanging in the air by my hair – my whole bodyweight – in the claw of this Principal Meier,” he said, referring to then-director Johann Meier.

He alleged that Ratzinger had hit him too.

The scandal has clearly shaken the Vatican.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

One hundred new reports of abuse in German choir

Today, 17:46

A German bishop who does research on abuse and violence at the German Catholic boys choir Regensburger Domspatzen, has now received reports from 422 people. These are over a hundred more than earlier this year, the bishop of Regensburg has said. 65 of the 422 reports concern sexual violence.

Since last year research has been done about abuses at the Bavarian choir in the period 1945 to 1992. The sexual violence ranged from fondling to rape. Boys also said they were beaten until bloody with a stick, key ring or seal ring. If a child had wet the bed, then he was banned from drinking anything.

End of next year a committee will decide on compensation. Victims can look forward to financial compensation of between 5,000 and 20,000 euros and are offered therapeutic help. There will also be an investigation into the causes of the abuse at the choir.


The perpetrators of abuse are now deceased. Georg Ratzinger [still alive], the older brother of former Pope Benedict, was between 1964 and 1994 the leader of the choir. The lawyer of several victims thinks he knew about the abuse. Ratzinger is in denial about that.

The Regensburger Domspatzen is the choir of the cathedral of Regensburg. The choir is more than a thousand years old.

This 2015 video is a German documentary about the abuse scandal in the Regensburger Domspatzen children’s choir.

Honduras’ death squads target indigenous activists

This video from Honduras says about itself:

Message from COPINH

16 March 2016

Tomás Membreño Gomez, Sub-Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous organizations thanks Witness for Peace supporters and makes a call to continue mobilizing to seek justice for Berta Cáceres.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Honduras: Top indigenous activist survives new murder bid

Thursday 13th October 2016

THE leader of an indigenous activist group in Honduras has survived a second assasination bid, just seven months after the murder of his predecessor.

The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH) announced on Tuesday that its leader Tomás Membreño Gomez was attacked by a gunman on Sunday night as he was driving in the city of La Esperanza. Mr Gomez escaped unharmed.

Hours later on Monday morning gunmen attacked the house of another COPINH member Alexander Garcia, where he was at home with his family. All escaped with their lives.

The group condemned the violence against it, saying: “These are attempts to silence COPINH’S fight against the projects of death in the Lenca territories, boosted by this corrupt government, which kneels at national and transnational economic interests.”

The attacks on COPINH members follow the murder of the group’s founder and previous leader Berta Cáceres, who was shot at home in March after receiving numerous death threats.

Ms Cáceres was a busy enivonmental activist who led protests against the construction of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam project, which her Lenca people said would have flooded native lands and cut off their water supply.

Six people have been arrested over her killing, including employees of hydroelectric firm Desa and army officers.

Such murders have shot up since the 2009 coup against president Manuel Zelaya with 118 environmental activists killed since 2010.

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, by Common Dreams: Leader of Honduran Campesino Movement Assassinated. Rural Honduran farmer and organizer received death threats for years: here.

See also here.

Donald Trump and women update

This video from the USA says about itself:

12 October 2016

Donald Trump says his comments with Billy Bush were just “locker room talk.” Two women disagree. They’re accusing Trump of sexual assault. One woman said, “He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere.” Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump “Inspected” Underage Girls In Miss Teen USA Dressing Room

12 October 2016

Donald Trump walked into the dressing room during the Miss Teen USA pageant. John Iadarola, host of ThinkTank, breaks it down.

“Yet another embarrassment for Donald Trump. This time it’s not his sexual assault comments, or him getting crushed in the polls, or him forgetting when the election is. No, this time there’s even more information about Trump creeping on beauty pageant contestants in their dressing room while they were naked.

If you’ve missed this Trump scandal while you were distracted by all the other Trump controversies, here’s some background: Earlier this week, CNN published audio of Trump bragging to Howard Stern about going backstage at the pageants he owned while the contestants (“these incredible looking women”) were “standing there with no clothes.” He boasted that “I sort of get away with things like that” because “I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it.”

The audio came months after former Miss New Hampshire Bridget Sullivan told BuzzFeed News last spring that Trump strolled through the dressing rooms to stare at the contestants. At the time, the Trump campaign dismissed the allegations as “totally false,” and now, of course, he’s on record bragging about the very actions he previously denied.

Now, more people are coming forward to expose just how creepy Trump’s behavior was.”

Read more here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

[Donald Trump supporter] Rush Limbaugh: Sexual Consent Is Overrated

12 October 2016

RUSH LIMBAUGH: You know what the magic word, the only thing that matters in American sexual mores today is? One thing. You can do anything, the left will promote and understand and tolerate anything, as long as there is one element. Do you know what it is? Consent. If there is consent on both or all three or all four, however many are involved in the sex act, it’s perfectly fine. Whatever it is. But if the left ever senses and smells that there’s no consent in part of the equation then here come the rape police. But consent is the magic key to the left.”

Read more here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Pro-Trump Christian Explains: Women Can’t Be President, Cuz GOD

12 October 2016

Dave Daubenmire is a former high school football coach who was fired for not accepting/understanding separation of church and state. He’s now getting more attention for his YouTube video saying women can’t be president. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Dave Daubenmire posted a video Tuesday morning assuring like-minded Christians that Trump’s boasts about grabbing women by the genitals with impunity should concern them less than the possibility of a person with female genitalia becoming president, reported Right Wing Watch.

“Women and men may be equal, but I think it’s pretty clear that the Bible teaches us that women should not be in authority over a man,” said Daubenmire, who lost his job coaching high school football in Ohio after requiring players to pray with him and expressing offensive views about LGBT people and others.

Daubenmire, founder of Pass the Salt Ministries and an unsuccessful candidate for the Ohio statehouse, clarified why many conservative Christians are willing to overlook Trump’s immoral behavior.

“Here’s the point I’m making,” Daubenmire said. “With all that’s going on with Trump and everybody screaming and hollering about that, when is the last time your pastor stood up in the pulpit and said, ‘Hey, listen, we cannot vote for Hillary Clinton because women are not to have authority over men?’”

Read more here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Weak Republicans Run Back To Trump

12 October 2016

Republican politicians who disavowed Trump, just a few days ago, are now crawling back to him. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer on Tuesday reversed her call for Donald Trump to resign from the GOP ticket, telling a local radio station that it’s “not a tough choice” to back him just three days after she urged him to quit.

“I plan to vote for Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence on November 8,” she said on Nebraska’s KLIN. “I put out a statement … with regard to Mr. Trump’s comments. I felt they were disgusting. I felt they were unacceptable and I never said I was not voting for our Republican ticket.”

What Fischer had actually said was that “It would be wise for [Trump] to step aside and allow Mike Pence to serve as our party’s nominee.”
She said in the radio interview that she would no longer advocate that position because Trump had already made up his mind. (In fact, Trump tweeted barely an hour after Fischer’s call, that he would “never” quit the race.)”

Read more here.

SEVERAL WOMEN SAY THEY HAVE BEEN GROPED BY DONALD TRUMP Four women came forward Wednesday alleging the GOP nominee had groped them, two speaking out in a New York Times report. A People magazine writer wrote about Trump kissing her against her will, and another woman told The Palm Beach Post about a time Trump groped her. And backlash has been swift after supporters of the Trump campaign deployed the hashtag #Repealthe19th. [Mollie Reilly, HuffPost]

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Trump and Clinton brawl in the gutter

13 October 2016

The unprecedented level of vituperation employed by both presidential candidates and the atmosphere of violence surrounding the election campaign are malignant expressions of the intensity of the political crisis of the United States.

At a rally Tuesday in Panama City Beach, Florida, the Republican candidate, billionaire real estate speculator Donald Trump, declared, “The election of Hillary Clinton would lead to the destruction of our country.” The previous day he obliquely referred to Clinton as “the devil.”

Austrian nazi murder threats against presidential candidate

Nazi death threat to Van der Bellen tweet

This picture shows a Twitter message by an Austrian neonazi. The number 88 in his Twitter name stands for twice the eighth letter in the alphabet=HH=Heil Hitler. Its (bad) German says, translated:

I will shoot Van der Bellen, so that his body will have as many holes as a golf course, and he will fall down in the grass. That will mean one fucker less.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Austrian presidential candidate gets death threats from neonazi

Today, 13:25

The Austrian presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen is getting permanent police protection after a threat by the extreme right. On Twitter a man threatens to “shoot as many holes into him as in a golf course.” Van der Bellen is now permanently protected by three policemen.

The threat comes from a relatively new Twitter account with a picture of a man with swastika tattoos. On that account are several tweets in which Van der Bellen is attacked.

The Ministry of the Interior takes the threat very seriously. The police has started an investigation and has asked Twitter to block the account. …

On December 4, Austrians will go for the second time this year to the polls to elect a president. In May, the leftist Van der Bellen

Van der Bellen should be called centrist rather than leftist. He used to be active on the right wing of the Green party, but is not a member anymore.

beat with a very small difference the candidate of the right-wing populist FPÖ party

Journalists should learn to limit the use of the label ‘populist’ to the late nineteenth century-early twentieth century left-wing United States farmers’ movement of that name. Today, it is a vague term of abuse; often, by journalists too cowardly to call neo-fascist parties like the NPD in Germany, National Front in France, Golden Dawn in Greece, or FPÖ in Austria, ‘neo-fascist’.

, Norbert Hofer. Also in the run-up to that polling day Van der Bellen was threatened regularly.

The result, a narrow victory for Van der Bellen, was declared invalid because of irregularities. Last month, the new election’s date was moved because the adhesive strips of the envelopes for the postal voters were not really adhesive.

Another neonazi threatened to murder Van der Bellen not with a gun, but with knives.