A France-based Turkish newspaper has closed down its operations after receiving hundreds of death threats due to their criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Zaman, which is openly critical of the Erdoğan regime in Turkey, announced its closure on Tuesday saying that the “disturbing trend of events” following the failed coup had created an atmosphere that made it impossible for the journalists or editorial staff to continue their work, reports Kurier.
The French office’s nine employees, along with readers, are said to have been in danger due to what the paper called “security risks”. Editor Emre Demir said that it was Erdoğan’s AKP party who were behind the over 200 death threats they and their readers had received. Continue reading »
Just months after it was reported that the majority of the illegal Calais migrant camp had been cleared, its population is back at 10,000, violence has peaked, and police have declared the area a “no-go zone”.
The revelations come as pressure mounts in France to move the border and camp to the UK, which the British Home Secretary will discuss when she travels to France today. Continue reading »
(REUTERS) – British and French interior ministers agreed on Tuesday to develop cooperation “now and when the United Kingdom leaves the EU” to address challenges posed by flows of migrants to the European Union.
Britain’s new interior minister, Amber Rudd, came to Paris to meet her French counterpart, seeking assurances on a deal which allows Britain to make border checks in Calais and keep thousands of would-be migrants and asylum seekers in France. Continue reading »
In the latest stabbing by a “mentally sick” assailant in Europe, moments ago a female police officer was seriously injured after a man attacked her with a knife at a police station in Toulouse, France, local media reported. The suspect tried to grab the officer’s weapon and when the attempt failed, he took a knife and stabbed her in the throat.
The police officer, whose condition is unknown, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries.
— Pierre Adrian (@PierreA31) August 30, 2016
The attack took place in the Rempart Saint-Etienne prefecture of Toulouse. The assailant, 31, had a psychiatric disorder and attacked the officer because she “represented France,” La Depeche du Midi news outlet reported, adding that the attacker was of Algerian origin. Continue reading »
Just two days after Germany’s outspoken vice chancellor (who has over the past 48 hours slammed not just Merkel’s refugee policy but also Brexit negotiation demands), announced that Obama’s transatlantic trade treaty, the TTIP, is dead, saying negotiations have failed because “we Europeans did not want to subject ourselves to American demands”, France voiced its support to the German position when the French trade minister on Tuesday called for an end to trade negotiations between the European Union and the U.S., the firmest sign yet of opposition in Europe to what would be the most ambitious trade deal in decades.
Matthias Fekl, cited by the WSJ, said on French radio that “France no longer politically supports these negotiations,” adding that “The Americans are giving us nothing. This is not how allies should be negotiating.” Fekl said he would ask the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, at a meeting of trade ministers late September to end negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, generally known as TTIP. The Commission leads talks with the U.S. for the EU. Continue reading »
— BBC South East (@bbcsoutheast) August 25, 2016
A team of BBC journalists has filmed an attack on a lorry in Calais, with armed migrants blocking a major road with a log and ambushing the vehicle. Continue reading »
Two weeks ago we reported that as part of its proactive effort to tackle future terrorist attacks, the French government announced that starting in September, French 14-year-olds would receive lessons how to survive a terrorist attack on their schools, following a spate of Islamist killings in recent months. It appears that was not enough, because earlier today the France interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced France would deploy about 3,000 reserve troops, train school authorities and ramp up school anti-terror drills in case of attacks, its education and security ministers announced on Wednesday, a week before the start of a new academic year.
A migrant was killed and several injured in clashes between Afghan and Sudanese migrants near the Calais “jungle” camp last night.
The brawl took place between the migrant campsite and the A16 where every night migrants attempt to break into cars and trucks that are headed to Britain.
A 30-year old male migrant from Sudan died in hospital of stab wounds around two hours after the fight broke out. Continue reading »
Ronald ZONCA, in Boulevard Voltaire, August 19, 2016
Translated from French by Tom Winter
Original headline: “Towards a Russian-Chinese cooperation in Syria and elsewhere”
In July, during the 95th anniversary of the Chinese revolution, President Xi Jinping made a speech remarkably far from the usual reserve of Chinese authorities.
He stated Continue reading »
French authorities have revealed a “spectacular” rise in the number of migrants living in Calais as they wait to illegally enter the UK, increasing by 53 per cent in just two months.
In June 2016, an official census reported 4,480 people in the so-called “jungle” camp, and by the middle of August, authorities counted more than 6,900 people there.
The situation at the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp has become “uncontrollable” as police numbers drop and migrant numbers rise, the town’s mayor has said.
Natacha Bouchart said that migrant numbers at the camps around Calais had reached a record 9,000 and is continuing to grow, with about 100 new arrivals each day.
Meanwhile, police union delegate Denis Hurth said the number of officers in the town had declined, with fewer than 1,000 presently in Calais, compared to 1,300 in August last year. By comparison, there were only 6,000 migrants in the town last August. Continue reading »
SOLDIERS joined heavily-armed police, SWAT teams and bomb squad experts today in the face of a real and present Islamic threat to Lourdes, one the world’s holiest Christian shines.
Millions of pilgrims, many of whom are disabled, are drawn to the healing waters of the site in south west France every year where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Saint Bernadette Soubirous. Continue reading »
Migrants wielding bats and knives have been smashing up vehicles on roads near Calais as their owners sit in traffic, reportedly “just for fun”. Local residents are warning others to avoid the area, saying that the migrants are not even checking to see whether children are in the vehicles before they set upon them.
One resident has posted pictures to Facebook of her brother-in-law’s car, which sustained more than €500 worth of damage when over a dozen migrants set about it with bats, completely smashing a side mirror and the rear window, and shattering the windscreen. Continue reading »
After Tesla’s latest problem involving a Model S crash in Beijing while in autopilot mode (which has since prompted the carmaker drop remove “autopilot” from its Chinese website), Elon Musk may have to return to a more familiar problem plaguing his vehicles: spontaneous combustion.
According to Electrek, as part of its ‘Electric Road Trip’ tour for the summer, Tesla stopped in Biarritz, France to promote Model S and Model X over the weekend. During a test drive in a Model S 90D, the vehicle suddenly sent a visual alert on the dashboard stating that there was a problem with “charging”. The Tesla employee giving the test drive made the driver park the car on the side of the road and all three (the driver, the Tesla employee and another passenger) exited the vehicle. Continue reading »
African invaders flooding across the Mediterranean Sea have laid siege to the borders of France and Switzerland in their attempts to break into welfare-rich northwestern Europe.
Significant bottlenecks have formed on the French-Italian border, and Swiss authorities report that they are “overwhelmed” at the extent of the nonwhite invasion.
The most recent flare-up on the Italian-French border at the town of Ventimiglia saw several hundred African invaders physically storm the border, and then run into the sea and onto the beaches in their attempts to cross into France.
Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced that Ventimiglia had become “Europe’s new immigration emergency” and that they were trying to prevent it becoming another Calais “Jungle.” Continue reading »
With the French population furious at both its president and prime minister for being woefully slow and ineffective in the government’s reactive measures to deadly terrorist attacks, the government – which has imposed a state of emergency for the past nine months – has taken proactive steps, even if these may not be what many had expected or hoped for, and announced that starting in September, French 14-year-olds will receive lessons how to survive a terrorist attack on their schools, following a spate of Islamist killings in recent months.
To protect their lives from suicide bombers, machete attackers and deranged truck drivers, pupils aged 14 and upwards will be taught basic “life-saving” measures. Continue reading »
THE French government has urged citizens to welcome refugees into their homes because the country’s migrant centres are so crowded.
There are currently 147 reception centres across France, but these are in massive demand as desperate refugees continue to flee the Middle East.Housing minister Emmanuelle Cosse has pledged to built a further 50 centres before the end of next month in a desperate bid to ease the crisis.
But she has also called on French people to open up their homes to migrants in need. Several organisations have already promised to help. Continue reading »
Security fears have forced the cancellation of one of Europe’s oldest street markets in the French city of Lille, sparking criticism and anger from some local authorities who see the decision as a capitulation to terrorism.
Last Friday the city’s mayor Martine Aubry made the announcement, effectively bringing an end to the annual market, which dates back to the 12th century. The gathering is a huge tourism draw and attracted 2.5 million visitors and 10,000 exhibitors to the city in 2015.
Ms. Aubry said that the decision to cancel the event – known as the ‘La Braderie de Lille’ – was prompted by “risks we cannot address” rather than a direct, received threat of terrorist action. Continue reading »
An event touted as a “Burkini Pool Party” in France has been cancelled after organizers claimed to have received threats including bullets that were mailed to them.
Organisers at the Speedwater pool in Pennes-Mirabeau, near Marseilles provoked outrage from politicians and locals after they announced they would be holding a burkini-only pool party at the swimming pool.
The group who held the event, a woman’s Muslim association called Smile 13, has now announced that the event will be canceled. According to the group they had received multiple threats against their staff including an envelope mailed to them which included several bullets, Le Figaro reports. Continue reading »
Prepare for financial/economic collapse, hyperinflation, civil war, …
All of this has been foreseen a long time ago by the seer Alois Irlmaier:
HUNDREDS of migrants stormed France’s border accompanied by an armed group of hard-left anarchists.
More than 200 migrants forced their way across the Italian-French border and into the town of Menton.
Helping them sneak into the country was a group called No Borders, whose members have been at the centre of shocking scenes of violence in Calais.
In an attempt to remain anonymous the troupe wore black balaclavas, and after at least four were arrested, officers discovered three of them, all French nationals, were armed with bats and knives. Continue reading »
According to a report of the French senate, 2.800 churches across the country, many of them centuries old, will be demolished as restoration costs exceed the cost of demolitions over the next years. This church, Église Saint-Jacques d’Abbeville, a Neo-Gothic masterpiece in Abbeville, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie dating back to 1868, was demolished for a total cost of 350,000€ in 2013. The reasoning: It was much cheaper to demolish it than it would cost to restore.
As the number of Frenchmen in France continues to decline due to record-low birth rates, high emigration and Muslim immigration, so do the members of catholic faith, who are now at an all time low. For many cities in France, especially cities in which Christians are the minority, the lack of interest and high property value on which the buildings stand simply does not justify the cost of restoring the churches. Many mayors choose the cheaper demolitions over costly restorations. Thousands of churches are to be demolished over the next years and replaced with shopping malls, stores, apartments or parking lots.
- The problem is not that foreign charities directly subsidize jihadi activities, but that they promote a highly aggressive ideology with a political agenda, whose followers are more likely to take the next step into violent action.
- Fighting terrorism is not just the responsibility of the government, the prime minister said, but rather all of society needs to get involved.
France is taking steps to de-radicalize its mosques in the hopes of preventing the radicalization of its Muslim community.
Since December, the French government, acting under expanded emergency powers, has shut down twenty mosques for preaching Salafism, a strict and highly politicized Sunni interpretation of Islam. Groups such as ISIS adhere to Salafism. About 120 of France’s 2,500 mosques and prayer halls are considered Salafist. Continue reading »
Persistent rain the culprit.
“In France, the situation has continued to deteriorate,” said Pierre Begoc of consultancy Agritel
In late spring, torrential rain, unusually low sunshine levels and widespread plant disease hampered growth of wheat grains. Continue reading »
– Why didn’t they warn the French people? Security services sent picture of priest-killer with warning that attack was imminent to police four days before church murder but cops did NOT issue image to the public:
French intelligence services had been sent a picture of priest killer Abdelmalik Petitjean and were warned an attack was imminent four days before the Normandy church attack, it has been revealed.
In yet another shocking security lapse, the 19-year-old was left to kill Father Jacques Hamel, 85, in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday.
His photo had been widely distributed to police stations after the anonymous tip-off ‘from abroad’ on July 22. It was received with a colour photograph of Petitjean, and said he ‘was preparing to take part in an attack on national territory’.
The warning went on: ‘He’s already in France, and is preparing to act alone, or with others.’
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