German racist army officer prepared terrorism to blame Syrian refugees

This video says about itself:

15 September 2016

An orchestra made up of Syrian musicians who fled their homeland is selling out venues across Germany. The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra was founded a year ago and performs a mixture of classical and Arabic folk music.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

German soldier pretends to be asylum seeker ‘to do an attack

Today, 15:06

A 28-year-old German military officer has been arrested on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack. At the same time he is accused of fraud: he registered as a Syrian asylum seeker by the end of 2015. The German public prosecution service calls the case “more than curious”.

The reason for this double life is not yet clear, but the public prosecution service suspects that with this trick he would try to make a refugee the suspect of the crime.

The 28-year-old lieutenant from the German city of Offenbach got into the sight of the justice department three months ago when he hid a gun at the Vienna airport in the shower bowl of a toilet. He was arrested, but there was not enough evidence to hold him. However, his fingerprints were recognized, strangely enough as those of a Syrian refugee in the German city of Giessen. Yesterday the German was arrested.

Many questions

In Germany, there is an outrage on the case. How does a German man, who does not speak Arabic and has no Arabic background, register as a Syrian and apparently is believed to be so? The man was assigned a shelter and also the corresponding allowances for his costs of living.

“I have no answer now,” said the spokesman for the public prosecutor today. The soldier himself picked up the money, but he did not show himself much in the shelter.

The motive for the planned terror attack is said to be xenophobia. That would be apparent from voice messages between the military and a suspected accomplice. That man, a 24-year-old student and fellow city denizen of the suspect soldier, has also been arrested. In his house weapons and explosives have been found. He is said to have been aware of the plans.

Trump supports French fascist Marine Le Pen

This satiric video by Mark Fiore from the USA says about itself:

Thank You. Love, ISIS

12 April 2016

If we carry out police crackdowns just because people are Muslim and ratchet up the torturing in response to ISIS attacks, the terrorists have won. I know it sounds dramatic, but it’s true. These religious nutballs want nothing more than for the West to pour gasoline on the fire and drive more recruits to their apocalyptic mission.

Dutch NOS TV headlined on 21 April 2017 (translated):

Trump positive about [French extreme right presidential candidate Marine] Le Pen: most strongly against terrorism

See also here.

‘Most strongly against terrorism‘? Then, how about the satiric Mark Fiore video, and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, stating that Trump (and similar politicians like US Republican Ted Cruz, and Marine Le Pen) are recruiting sergeants for ISIS?

How about the report that Trump’s business and political cronies in Indonesia are working on a coup d’état jointly with ISIS supporters?

The NOS report says that it is very unusual for a United States President to say something positive on a candidate in an election in a European country.

The NOS also mentions that ex-president of the USA Obama on Thursday called French presidential candidate Macron to wish him success. The militarist and pro-austerity Macron, who wants to start an anti-environment gold mine in French Guiana, is not a good alternative to racist Marine Le Pen. That would rather be left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon; the only candidate with the courage to call Ms Le Pen a fascist; instead of incorrect euphemisms like ‘populist’.

The first round of the elections in France is being held against the backdrop of an attempt by the state and the media to use the violent incident on the Champs Elysées, involving a gunman who is alleged to have been acting on behalf of ISIS, to create an atmosphere of political hysteria. With over 50,000 soldiers and policemen set to deploy to polling stations tomorrow, the elections are to be held at gunpoint: here.

‘Allahu akbar’ is terrorism??

This 11 February 2017 Dutch video is about police having closed down shopping mall Winkelhof in Leiderdorp village.

According to the video, on 11 April 2017 two boys in shopping center Winkelhof had shouted ‘Allahu akbar’!

That means ‘God is the greatest‘ in Arabic. It is a very common saying in mostly Muslim countries; eg, at funerals. The expression expresses the hope of the person using the saying that the forces of good will ultimately prevail, even in difficult circumstances.

In a very small percentage of the saying being used, it is by ISIS or similar terrorists during acts of violence. It was also said by Canadian islamophobic terrorist and Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen supporter Alexandre Bissonnette as he commited mass murder at a Quebec mosque, as a cynical reference to Islam intended to wrongfoot police investigations.

However, in far over 99% of cases, saying ‘Allahu akbar’ has nothing to do with terrorism. Just like saying ‘Thank God’ or a similar expression from a Christian tradition in the big majority of cases does not mean that the person saying it is a Christian fundamentalist terrorist aiming at killing supposedly ‘un-Christian’ persons.

How did police react to the reported saying of ‘Allahu akbar’? According to a newspaper report (translated):

The shopping mall was searched for suspicious objects and the environment was closed off. Police allowed no one to go inside.

The police took the threat seriously and called on people to avoid the Winkelhof area. The bowling center and the gym could not be reached any more. A police helicopter was deployed to track down the perpetrators.

Who ultimately could not be found. Because no hazardous objects were found, the shopping center became accessible again at approximately 18.45.

Would police have reacted as massively to some non-Islamic saying?

When you send a helicopter to catch a candy thief — no really, they did that in Canada.

St Petersburg bombing victims commemorated in Paris, not elsewhere

Solidarity with both France and Lebanon against terrorism

This is a ‘twibbon’ expressing solidarity with both the French and Lebanese victims and survivors of ISIS violence. You can put it on your Facebook or Twitter account here.

This ‘twibbon’ was made when many people very correctly commemorated the victims of ISIS terrorism in France. The mourning also included authorities in NATO countries. These NATO countries’ and other establishment authorities (including Facebook bosses) then ‘forgot’ to mourn the victims of ISIS and similar terror in, eg, Syria and Lebanon. To make up for that, a non-establishment grassroots internaut made the ‘twibbon’.

And now, with the bloody bombing in the metro in St Petersburg in Russia … it looks like the authorities in NATO countries only mourn victims of terrorism if these civilian victims lose their human lives in fellow NATO countries or in countries which are military allies of NATO.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Metro blast Paris’s sympathy fails to get an echo elsewhere

Wednesday 5th April 2017

PARIS Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced last night that the Eiffel Tower would remain dark from midnight to honour the St Petersburg Metro bombing victims.

The mayor made the announcement in a tweet that carried the hashtag #noussommesunis (weareunited).

Russian media had drawn attention yesterday morning to the failure of France, Germany and other states to repeat other tributes carried on public buildings to show solidarity with civilians targeted by terrorist groups.

Ms Hidalgo’s belated but welcome gesture was not emulated by officials in Berlin, who were criticised for deciding not to bathe the Brandenburg Gate in the colours of the Russian flag.

The Berlin authorities insist that London, Paris, Brussels and Istanbul are Berlin’s official partner cities, but cannot explain why the gate was also lit up with the relevant colours after attacks in Jerusalem and Orlando, Florida, but not St Petersburg.

Russian investigators identified 22-year-old Kyrgyzstan-born Russian citizen Akbardzhon Dzhalilov as the suicide bomber behind Monday’s blast.

The Kyrgyzstan state committee for national security confirmed the man’s identity and pledged to help the Russian probe.

The death toll from the atrocity rose to 14 yesterday, with 49 people still in hospital.

The city hall said that there were several foreign nationals among those killed and injured but gave no further detail.

The investigators also said that forensic experts had found the suicide bomber’s DNA on a bag containing a device found and deactivated at another station on Monday.

Residents have been bringing flowers to the stations near where the blast occurred.

Every corner and window sill at the ornate Soviet-built Sennaya Square station was covered with red and white carnations yesterday.

The driver of the bombed train, Alexander Kavernin, who has worked on the metro for 14 years, said that he had heard the blast, called security and carried on to the next station as emergency instructions prescribe.

“I had no time to think about fear at that moment,” he said.

His decision to keep moving was praised by authorities, who said that it had helped evacuation efforts and reduced danger to passengers who would have had to walk along the electrified tracks.

This video says about itself:

3 April 2017

Floral tributes have been laid outside St. Petersburg’s Sennaya Ploschad (Sennaya Square) metro station, Monday, after a blast rocked the station, killing at least 10 and injuring dozens more.

Anti-Trump? You’re a terrorist!

This 2009 video from the USA says about itself:

The rise of right-wing domestic terrorism (white supremacy) part 1

We interview domestic terrorism expert Sarah Robinson about a recent Homeland Security memo predicting some of the recent right-wing acts of violence.

That was 2009.

Now, when Donald Trump is president of the USA, it looks like white supremacist terrorism is not terrorism any more; that you are a terrorist only if you’re a Muslim.

Well, not quite only if you’re a Muslim. Also if you’re a Black Lives Matter activist?

Are you neither a Muslim nor a Black Lives Matter activist? But you are against Donald Trump? Then the government may still consider you a terrorist.

After journalism and photography considered to be ‘terrorism’ in the absolute monarchy Bahrainjournalism considered ‘terrorism’ by the Conservative government of the United Kingdom constitutional monarchy … now ‘terrorism’ in the USA, officially still a republic.

By Erin Corbett in the USA:

Homeland Security report likens anti-Trump protests to ‘domestic terrorist violence’

02 Mar 2017 at 22:08 ET

A new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence wing has likened certain types of political protests to “domestic terrorism”, and specifically outlined anger at President Donald Trump’s election as a driving force.

The document, obtained by the Intercept, was prepared by the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAAC) and DHS’s Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) with a particular focus on North Carolina. The document comes as Republicans in at least 18 different states have proposed anti-protest bills that seek to criminalize protesters engaging in property destruction and blocking highways, among other forms of protest.

The analysis focuses on acts described as “election-related physical and cyber incidents against political institutions,” and cited incidents that occurred in North Carolina in response to the 2016 presidential election. It draws specifically on acts of dissent targeting the GOP. For example, the report cited an arson attack that targeted a Republican office in October, as well as spray paint on a building across from the GOP office that read, “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.”

As reported by the Intercept, the DHS analysis did not mention graffiti on a wall in Durham that read, “Black Lives Don’t Matter and Neither Does Your Votes,” and also made no mention of a Democratic office in Carrboro that was spray painted with the words “Death to Capitalism.”

The report argued that the political violence will likely “decrease through the first half of 2017,” noting this is likely due to the “lack of threat reporting and the completion of the Presidential election and the near completion of political transitions in federal and state governments.”

Strikingly, the report follows the mobilization of various resistance tactics in recent months, including property damage during inauguration day protests in Washington, D.C. as well as an anti-Trump protest in Portland in November, which law enforcement dubbed as a “riot.” The DHS report cited both as examples of “domestic terrorist violence” driven by “anger over the results of the 2016 Presidential election.”

“The issue of what is counted as political violence and what isn’t, this is a longstanding problem,” Mike German told the Intercept. German is a former FBI agent who is now a fellow at the New York University Brennan Center for Justice.

German explained, “Law enforcement agencies have long tended to view vandalism, civil disobedience, or even just protest against government institutions as more serious than actual violence against marginalized populations. That’s why crimes against government property are ‘terrorism’ but crimes against minorities are ‘hate crimes’ at best and ignored at worst.”

The report’s use of language like “domestic terrorism” in these cases is all the more alarming as anti-protest bills make waves in states across the country. The president himself has referred to acts of dissent as enacted by “paid protesters” and “professional anarchists.”

“For a fusion center to amplify disorderly conduct, vandalism, or civil disobedience into terrorism is inappropriate, factually wrong, and potentially misleading to law enforcement,” German said.

Trump Administration Considering Separating Women, Children At U.S.-Mexico Border. Children would be put into protective custody while their parents were held: here.