“Domestic security services estimate there are some 10,300 radical Islamists in #Germany.” And you can expect them to be mobilised during the coming economic crisis.

Six Syrians arrested for ‘planning terror attack’ in Germany:

Domestic security services estimate there are some 10,300 radical Islamists in Germany.

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How Britain celebrates Christmas in 2017: Armed guards, concrete barriers and metal detectors spring up around festive markets due to terror attack fears

How Britain celebrates Christmas in 2017: Armed guards, concrete barriers and metal detectors spring up around festive markets due to terror attack fears:

  • Armed police, large concrete barriers and stop and search checks carried out at festive markets across UK
  • Heavy police presence at festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath
  • Britain is on a severe terror alert in aftermath of attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester
  • Last year an ISIS fanatic murdered 12 when he ploughed a lorry through Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz market

Britain’s Christmas markets  will surrounded by a ring of a steel with armed police on patrol and metal detectors at entrances as security is raised over new terror fears.

There will be concrete barriers, stop and search checks and officers on the ground at the popular festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath in the run up to Christmas.

The precautions are being taken after the Local Government Association warned councils to be vigilant this year with the terror threat level to the UK currently at ‘severe’ – meaning an incident is ‘highly likely’.

Britain has suffered from the three horrific attacks this year with innocent people and children killed in London and Manchester.

But while security is being ramped up in light of the atrocities in Westminster in March, the Manchester Arena in May and London Bridge in June, the authorities are also concerned about a potential copy-cat attack.

Last Year 12 were murdered when an ISIS fanatic ploughed a lorry through Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz Christmas market. 

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WTF: Chocolate Santa Clauses NOW Called “Year-End Figurines” In Germany

And here Santa Claus is called “Bartmann” (Bart = beard, Mann = man)…

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Irish Catholic priest urges Christians to ABANDON the word CHRISTMAS

Irish Catholic priest urges Christians to abandon the word Christmas:

Father Desmond O’Donnell says the words Christmas and Easter have lost all sacred meaning

An Irish Catholic priest has called for Christians to stop using the word Christmas because it has been hijacked by “Santa and reindeer”.

Father Desmond O’Donnell said Christians of any denomination need to accept Christmas now has no sacred meaning.

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Israeli rabbis launch war on Christmas tree

Israeli rabbis launch war on Christmas tree:

Jerusalem hotels receive warning letter noting that Jewish religious law forbids Christmas trees and new year’s parties

Al-Jazeera – 23 December 2016

As tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims converge on the Holy Land this week to celebrate the birth of Jesus, senior Israeli rabbis have announced a war on the Christmas tree.

In Jerusalem, the rabbinate has issued a letter warning dozens of hotels in the city that it is “forbidden” by Jewish religious law to erect a tree or stage new year’s parties.

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61 Shot, 12 Dead As Bloodiest Christmas In Years Rocks Chicago


61 Shot, 12 Dead As Bloodiest Christmas In Years Rocks Chicago:

While the cold winter weather was supposed to bring a welcome reduction in Chicago violent crimes, no such reprieve ever materialized as the city’s residents have just endured the bloodiest Christmas season in years.

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Unmerry Christmas: Mass Brawls Break Out Across America’s Malls

Unmerry Christmas: Mass Brawls Break Out Across America’s Malls:

During this season of joy and celebration, it appears not everyone is full of Christmas spirit. Last minute holiday shoppers have been filmed brawling with each other in New Jersey, Alabama, and Georgia shopping malls ahead of the holidays.

As The Daily Mail captures on video, a fight broke out at Jersey City’s Newport Center Mall on Friday night when two people started punching each other in the middle of a huge crowd. As onlookers gathered around while several people hit each other, a separate fight broke out off to the side. Multiple security guards tried to intervene and were punched in the process.  Video shot by a witness captured the ordeal, which happened right near where a line of children were waiting to meet the mall’s Santa.

Other fights broke out in Alabama and Georgia on Saturday as shoppers tried to finish up their Christmas shopping.

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Unhappy Holidays: Houston Police Force Homeless People to Throw Away Food

Unhappy Holidays: Houston Police Force Homeless People to Throw Away Food:

On Thursday, the Houston Police Department targeted a group of homeless advocates who were attempting to hand out hot food and gifts to the homeless.

H/t reader kevin a.

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The Triumph Of Materialism: The Average American Will Spend 830 Dollars On Christmas In 2015

Oh, and whilst you are on a spending spree, don’t forget me, America!

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The Triumph Of Materialism: The Average American Will Spend 830 Dollars On Christmas In 2015:

Has there ever been a major holiday more focused on materialism than the modern American Christmas?  This year, Americans are planning to spend an average of 830 dollars on Christmas gifts, which represents a jump of 110 dollars over the average of 720 dollars last year.  But have our incomes gone up accordingly?  Of course not.  In fact, real median household income in the United States has been experiencing a steady long-term decline.  So in order to fund all of our Christmas spending, we have got to go into even more debt.  We love to pull out our credit cards and spend money that we do not have on lots of cheap, useless stuff made on the other side of the world by workers making slave labor wages.  We do the same thing year after year, and most of us have grown accustomed to the endless cycle of growing debt.  In fact, one Pew survey found that approximately 70 percent of all Americans believe that “debt is a necessity in their lives”.  But then we have to work our fingers to the bone to try to make the payments on all of that debt, not realizing that debt systematically impoverishes us.  It may be hard to believe, but if you have a single dollar in your pocket and no debt, you have a greater net worth than 25 percent of all Americans.  I know that sounds crazy, but it is true.

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Guess How Much Americans Plan To Spend On Christmas And Halloween This Year…

Guess How Much Americans Plan To Spend On Christmas And Halloween This Year…

Guess How Much Americans Plan To Spend On Christmas And Halloween This Year… (Economic Collapse, Oct 27, 2014):

It is that magical time of the year for retailers.  The period between mid-October and late December can often make the difference between success or failure in the retail industry, and this year will be no exception.  As you will see below, it is being projected that Americans will spend a massive amount of money this holiday season.  In fact, what Americans plan to spend on Christmas this year is greater than the yearly GDP of the entire nation of Sweden.  So isn’t this good economic news?  Shouldn’t we be happy that Americans are opening up their wallets so eagerly?  Well, it depends how you look at it.  Even though our spending is increasing, our incomes are not.  As I discussed the other day, 50 percent of American workers make less than 28,031 dollars a year and incomes have been stagnant for years.  That means that any increases in spending must be funded by more debt, and that is not good news at all.

In 2014, approximately 70 percent of all Americans will participate in Halloween.  It seems like with each passing year this dark holiday become even more popular, and before it is all said and done it is being projected that Americans will spend a whopping 7.4 billion dollars this time around…

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Italian Families’ Spent 11% Less On Christmas Gifts In 2013

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Italian Families’ Spent 11% Less On Christmas Gifts In 2013 (ZeroHedge, Dec 26, 2013):

According to pundits, 2012 was the worst year for the Eurozone’s peripheral economies, only worse than the just as tumultuous 2011, while 2013 was – if only listens to Europe’s propaganda masters – a year of recovery thanks to the ECB’s “whatever it takes” mentality. Which fails to explain why families in recession-battered Italy spent 11.4% less on gifts this Christmas than last year and one in five households did without presents completely, according to the consumers’ group Federconsumatori estimated on Thursday.

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Christmas Letter From A Muslim (Veterans Today)

Jesus is called a great prophet in the Quran.

Flashback:

The Diet Of Jesus According To The Essene Gospel Of Peace (Found In The Secret Archives Of The Vatican): Raw Foods & Vegetarian


“The best-kept secret of Christmas: The world’s 1.5 billion Muslims LOVE Jesus…maybe even more than most nominal Christians do.…”
– Dr. Kevin Barrett

Christmas letter from a Muslim (Veterans Today, by Dr. Kevin Barrett, Dec 25, 2013):

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As-salaamu alaikum and a very Merry Christmas!

American Christians often send each other Christmas letters. Oddly, these letters rarely reference Jesus – or any of the other messengers of God, peace and blessings on all of them.

Christmas letters usually just provide a superficial summary of what the letter-writer and family have been doing during the previous year. Most of them are devoid of spirituality.

You’d think a Christmas letter would invoke angels,  blessings, self-sacrifice, holiness, purity, miracles, redemptive love, dreams and visions, divine healing, hopes of paradise and aversions to hellfire, and so on. You’d expect a Christmas letter to be written in the spirit of Jesus, that most radical of spiritual healers and miracle-workers, who taught a vastly expanded form of consciousness based on universal love – a form of consciousness capable of turning ordinary life into the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Edward Snowden’s Christmas Message To The World (Video)

Edward Snowden’s Alternative Christmas Message To The World (ZeroHedge, Dec 25, 2013):

Edward Snowden’s Christmas message, conveyed to the world courtesy of the UK’s Channel 4, from his Russian exile is simple: “end mass surveillance.” Alas, in a world in which social media exhibitionism is the norm, is his message increasingly falling on deaf ears? After all, there is a Duck Dynasty scandal, or a Justin Bieber retirement at any given moment, both of which are far more important than the loss of all personal privacy and the supreme reign of Big Brother.

UK: 1.5 Million Took Out Loans To Fund Christmas

1.5 million took out loans to fund Christmas (Independent, Dec 30, 2012):

Consumers will remain vulnerable to fast-finance firms until a crackdown on credit charges in 2014

Payday lenders and high-street fast-finance firms are expected to campaign hard for more customers over the next 12 months before a crackdown on unscrupulous lending, an MP said last night. The warning came as new figures revealed that around 1.5 million people took short-term loans – some at more than 1,000 per cent interest – to get through a recession-blighted Christmas.

In a survey by Which?, 92 per cent of respondents agreed that people feel under pressure to spend too much at Christmas, and almost a quarter (22 per cent) said they could afford to pay for Christmas only by using credit cards and overdrafts. So it is not surprising that payday-loan firms, pawnbrokers and other money shops were able to cash in.

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Total Desperation: Retailers Push ‘Christmas in July’

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Toys R Us is promoting its summertime discounts more heavily than last year with deals of the day and free shipping through Saturday.

NEW YORK — Santa in the summer?

Retailers are pumping still more energy this year into trying to get shoppers to loosen their purse strings early for Christmas with sparkly ornaments, holiday music and special prices. In July.

Target Corp. is entering the game for the first time, with a one-day online sale starting Friday on 500 items from clothing to Blu-ray disc players that’s modeled after sales typically held Thanksgiving weekend. And Sears and Toys R Us are dramatically promoting “Christmas in July” online and in the stores based on the success they saw in last year’s efforts.

“We really wanted to create that sense of excitement, that sense of urgency,” said Target spokeswoman Molly Hanus.

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