Nazi bishop Williamson wants consecration without pope’s consent


This video says about itself:

5 February 2009

“CBS News RAW:” Bishop Richard Williamson, who Pope Benedict XVI recently pardoned from excommunication, says that he does not think that Jewish people were sent to gas chambers during the Holocaust.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Holocaust-denying bishop plans consecration without pope’s consent

Richard Williamson risks excommunication if he ordains new bishop Thursday

Williamson said in 2009 that he does not believe the Holocaust happened

A Holocaust-denying Catholic bishop who made headlines in 2009 when Pope Benedict XVI rehabilitated him and members of his breakaway traditionalist society is heading for new trouble with the Vatican.

Bishop Richard Williamson is planning to consecrate a new bishop on Thursday in Brazil without Pope Francis’s consent – a church crime punishable by excommunication.

The Rev René Miguel Trincado Cvjetkovic confirmed the planned consecration of the Rev Christian Jean-Michel Faure in an email to the Associated Press. The consecration was first reported by the traditionalist blog Rorate Caeli.

Williamson, Trincado and Faure have all been, or are in the process of being, kicked out of the Society of St Pius X, which was formed in 1969 by the late archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in opposition to the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican council. They have opposed the society’s recent efforts at reconciliation with the Holy See.

In 1988, the Vatican excommunicated Lefebvre, Williamson and three other bishops after Lefebvre consecrated them without papal consent.

Benedict, first as cardinal and then as pope, tried to bring the group back into full communion with Rome, eager to prevent further schism and the expansion of a parallel, pre-Vatican II church.

In 2009, Benedict removed the excommunications – but an uproar ensued, since Williamson said in a television interview aired just before the decree was made public that he did not believe Jews were killed in gas chambers during the second world war.

Iraqi refugee murdered, do Muslim lives matter in Texas?


This 7 March 2015 video from the Dallas Police Department in Texas, USA is called Suspect Video of Ahmed Al-Jumaili Murder.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Ahmed Al-Jumaili killing: Iraqi immigrant shot dead in Texas as he watched snow fall for the first time

People have expressed outrage at the under-reporting of the story in the US under the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith

Sunday 08 March 2015

A Muslim Iraqi immigrant was shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Dallas, Texas, as he watched his first snowfall.

Ahmed Al-Jumaili, 36, and his brother are reported to have run outside of their apartment after midnight on Thursday to look at the snow, while his wife Zahraa took pictures. He was then shot in a hail of gunfire that left eight bullets lodged in a parked truck at the scene.

Cotner told CNN Al-Jumaili shouted “I’m hit” before running back to his apartment. He died later at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas.

Officers “haven’t excluded” the possibility that the murder is a hate crime, Cotner told the Dallas Morning News, and police are said to be working “tirelessly” on the case.

But many have condemned the lack of media coverage initially given to the story in the US, expressing their outrage under the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter.

The shooting comes just one month after a family of three young Muslims were shot dead at their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which was condemned by their surviving family members as a hate crime, though the killer’s wife maintains the shooting was over a parking dispute.

When Al-Jumaili and his family went outside to take pictures on Thursday, witnesses reported seeing between two and four men enter their apartment complex on foot, before the shooting happened.

Police are appealing for information in relation to the Dallas murder and have released footage of four men walking in the snow who are believed to be suspects in the hope of moving the investigation forward.

Residents at the apartment complex have already expressed their concerns over safety in the area, and neighbours Asad Obaid and Omar Khattab, who moved to Dallas from Egypt, told the Dallas Morning News they plan on moving out due to the shooting.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim civil liberties organisation, has urged the police to address the concerns over the motive behind the murder.

“Because of recent incidents targeting American Muslim, including the murder of three young Muslims in North Carolina, we urge law enforcement authorities to address community concerns about a motive in this case,” said the organisation’s executive director, Alia Salem.

Al-Jumaili had arrived in the US just 20 days before the fatal shooting. He and Zahraa had married 16 months ago, and she had travelled to the safety of her family in north Texas from Iraq, while Al-Jumaili stayed to work and save money.

When Al-Jumaili arrived in the country three weeks ago after a year of being away from his wife, she was waiting for him with a large sign reading: “I’ve waited 460 days, 11,040 hours, 662,400 minutes for this moment, welcome home.”

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Dallas Police spokesman Maj. Jeff Cotner told the Dallas Morning News that for Al-Jumaili, “just like all of us, a pretty snowfall brings the child out in us”.

“You can just imagine the excitement between his wife and his brother and himself as they were enjoying the snowfall,” he added.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for any detail that could lead to an arrest of the assailants.

A ‘Silence the Violence’ reflective vigil is being held for Al-Jumaili on Sunday night at the apartment complex where he was shot.

German neo-nazi violence drives mayor away


This video is called German Neo-Nazi Elected To EU Parliament.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

German far-right chases mayor away

Today, 20:55

In eastern Germany, a mayor has resigned out of fear of the extreme right. Neo-Nazis have received permission from the government of the state of Saxony-Anhalt to demonstrate against the arrival of asylum seekers today at the private residence of the mayor of Tröglitz.

That was a reason for mayor Nierth Markus (CDU) to surrender his chain of office. “Not because he is afraid of the Nazis, but to protect his family,” said his wife. According to her, the family suffered all week from the worst abuses.

“Should I have exposed my children, who lately had to endure so much already, to armed agents in front of their children’s rooms while racist and hate-filled chants were heard?

Markus Nierth on Facebook

In a statement on Facebook Nierth confirms that he wanted to protect his children and he writes that he feels abandoned by the state government.

The main party in the Saxony-Anhalt state government is Mayor Nierth’s own party: the (conservative) Christian Democrats.

Tröglitz has 3,000 inhabitants. The asylum center would accommodate 50 people. In recent weeks, there were plenty demonstrations against it. Opponents of the village administration were supported by the neo-Nazi political party NPD. Nierth (CDU) favors the coming of the asylum center.

Re-name Selma Edmund Pettus bridge, petition


This video from the USA says about itself:

Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama (March 7, 1965).

From change.org, about Alabama in the USA:

Petitioning U.S National Park Services and 2 others

Remove Selma’s KKK Memorialization: Rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Movement marched through Selma and over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The marches across the bridge led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and today the bridge is a symbol of nonviolent victory for change!

Unfortunately, the bridge is STILL named after a man who served as Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan, was a Confederate General, and was later elected as a United States Senator.

The bridge was the site of “Bloody Sunday”. On March 7, 1965, hundreds of nonviolent protesters attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery for their right to vote. But as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were met by Alabama state troopers and deputized civilians who were armed with billy clubs, tear gas, and cattle prods and attacked the marchers and drove them back to Brown Chapel Church.

How could a landmark that holds so much significance for the civil rights movement be named after a man who not only supported slavery, but held one of the highest positions within the Ku Klux Klan?

It’s time for the state of Alabama, the city of Selma, and the National Park Service to remove a KKK leader’s name from the historic bridge.

Selma and the Voting Rights Movement altered the course of history forever, and Selma has done too much for this country to remain unchanged. Selma is currently 80% African American, with a black mayor and majority African American local city officials. The name Edmund Pettus is far from what the city of Selma should honor. Let’s change the image of the bridge from hatred and rename it to memorialize hope and progress.

Please sign our petition calling on Selma and Alabama leaders and the National Park Service to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Unarmed Tony Robinson killed in Wisconsin, USA


This video from Wisconsin in the USA says about itself:

#RIP TonyRobinson Madison WI #BlackLivesMatter 3.5 2015

Unarmed Tony Robinson was shot 5 times on March 5 2015.

He did not survive, Young Gifted & Black Coalition demands answers.

From Ferguson to Madison on Facebook:

In the wake of the tragic murder of 19 year old Tony Robinson at the hands of Madison’s Police Department, We’ll be talking about the why’s and how’s of organizing and mobilizing for change.

When: 10:30 am
Where: 3101 Latham Dr, Madison, WI 53713
Why: ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬

With the people united, we can make a difference.

Come out. Spread the word.

All Power to the People

Also From Ferguson to Madison:

Police Shoot and Kill Black Teenager: Young Gifted and Black Responds

Tonight an unarmed 19-year old Black teenager, Anthony Robinson was shot 5 times in the chest and killed by the Madison Police Department. Reports between the police and the youth’s friends differ, but it is clear he was unarmed.

Few details are currently known, but this police murder is in the same vein as what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, and Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee.

Given the racial disparities in Madison, we have known our city is no different. Young Gifted and Black will continue to fight against this state violence against Black people and for justice for Anthony Robinson. People are currently rallying at the corner of Willy St. and Few St.

Mother of Tony Robinson: I was isolated at hospital and not told of son’s death: here.

A study released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that the FBI’s official annual tally of police homicides persistently undercounted police killings by more than half: here.