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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 3 March

by The Participator – 5 Mar 2018



The Irish border question may be becoming a lot more difficult than it used to be – thanks to a plan to bring a million immigrants into the country. From Breitbart (source the Times):

Irish Govt ‘Paid Press’ to Promote Plan to Grow Population by One Million With Mass Migration

Here is an example of the Irish press promoting mass immigration, from the Irish Times (July 2017):

Why migration to Ireland should be encouraged


It is not the density that matters with regard to population size but proper planning in terms of the provision of public infrastructure and services. For which immigrants will usually have paid for in full, and more, out of taxation.

The “Project Ireland” agenda is no secret, you can read about it here, from the Irish Govt.:

Project Ireland 2040


Project Ireland 2040 is the Government’s overarching policy initiative to make Ireland a better country for all of us, a country that reflects the best of who we are and what we aspire to be.

By 2040 we expect that an additional one million people will live in Ireland, an additional two-thirds of a million people will work here.

Also from Breitbart, a story about local opposition to a plan to house migrants in a small town:

93 Per Cent of Irish Locals Vote Against Plan to Dump 115 Migrants in Small Historic Town


Concerns about Ireland’s mass immigration plan do not seem to be shared by the UK’s mainstream politicians however. Granted Ireland may not be part of the Schengen agreement, but in any case their immigration plans seem to be looking further afield than Europe. Will Ireland become an easy point of entrance for those trying to get into the UK?

From order-order we have May’s full speech on Brexit:

May’s “Road to Brexit” Speech In Full


And recognising the unique circumstances in Northern Ireland, and our shared commitments to avoiding a hard border, we should consider further specific measures.

However she also said:

It was a vote to take control of our borders, laws and money

See also, from the Express:

‘It’s ABSURD!’ Jacob Rees-Mogg attacks EU and ‘vote-chasing’ Ireland PM over border stance

May continues to state that we will not be a part of the Customs Union and she is opposed to tariffs. She also made it clear that she still wants a deal, she dismissed the idea of trading on WTO terms.

From the Mirror, news that Corbyn may be losing some support due to his U-turn on the Customs Union question (Labour now want in):

Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit plan hasn’t gone down well in Labour’s heartlands


From Breitbart:

Official New Guidance Tells Judges That ‘Real Equality’ Means Favouring Minorities

Are white people (and non-transgender people) now second class citizens in the UK we wondered, again? A transgender activist was invited to speak at parliament recently, despite having been convicted for manslaughter and for attempting to rape a shop keeper). The “hate crime epidemic” against Muslims in the UK is apparently a factor that judges should take into account when sentencing.

It’s OK however to incite the murder of the infidels (that’s us in case you hadn’t realized it), the law will turn a blind eye. Ofcom did at least give this radio station a slap on the wrist, also from Breitbart:

‘Bury the Filthy Disbeliever’: UK Islamic Radio Fined for Hate Speech


The Evening Standard quotes the discredited Tell Mama organization:

Revealed: Anti-Muslim hate crimes in London soared by 40% in a year

You may remember that Tell Mama was supposed to have lost its funding but according to fahrenheit211 it is still receiving taxpayers’ money.

From the Daily Telegraph (2013):

Muslim hate monitor to lose backing


We noted that Corbyn had succeeded in upsetting the mums of Mumsnet recently, his party continues to make decisions that, well, judge for yourselves:

From the Birmingham Mail:

MPs endorse Labour council candidate who claimed ISIS doesn’t exist

From the Daily Telegraph:

Transgender model who said ‘all white people are racist’ appointed as Labour adviser


The EU is increasing pressure on social media by asking them to “take down” illegal speech in one hour (although not yet by further legislation). Usually it takes a court quite a long time to decide what is illegal speech so the fast-tracking by under resourced social media dept.s will doubtless lead to many bad decisions about what constitutes illegal speech. From Breitbart:

War on Free Speech: EU Demands Facebook and Google Censor ‘Illegal’ Speech in One Hour

The above article draws our attention to an incident in January that was reported at Reuters:

German hate speech law tested as Twitter blocks satire account


A German satirical magazine’s Twitter account was blocked after it parodied anti-Muslim comments

A report from the Daily Caller states that Youtube is using the Southern Poverty Law Center (known to be heavily biased, pro-Islam) to “help” in policing content:

EXCLUSIVE: YouTube Secretly Using SPLC To Police Videos

Youtube, Twitter and Facebook are also apparently using something called the ‘Online Hate Index’ created by the Anti-Defamation League. (Hat tip to Mel the Manc)

The “Online Hate Index”

Machine learning anti-hate solutions! Welcome to the future of thought policing!

Also from Breitbart, a story that gives us an idea what sort of so-called “hate speech” is being targeted:

Tommy Robinson Suspended from Twitter for Stating Statistical Fact About Muslims in Grooming Gangs

Maajid Nawaz from the Quilliam Foundation spoke in his defence saying he was simply stating a fact. The Muslim Maajid Nawaz has of course been designated an anti-Muslim extremist and now “savages Islam” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. There is a petition to have Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz removed from the SPLC list here at change.org:

Remove Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali from the SPLC’s list of anti-Muslim extremists


The possible sentence is up to 3 years apparently, for trying to publicize ISIS brutality, from the Express:

Marine Le Pen faces up to THREE years in PRISON after posting ISIS pictures on Twitter


From the Guardian:

Rotherham abuse inquiry ‘needs 100 more officers’

From the Independent:

Grooming gangs abused more than 700 women and girls around Newcastle after police appeared to punish victims


‘Sexual exploitation is happening in towns and cities across the country,’ serious case review warns

Society apparently has undergone a “sea change in recent years” in our understanding. The article states that:

the perpetrators came from a diverse range of backgrounds including Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, Kurdish, Turkish, Albanian and Eastern European.

We wondered if the Independent’s Twitter account would also be suspended for this suggestion.

Another story in far away India, from Op India:

As Suhail Chisty surrenders, we remember the sordid tale of India’s own Rotherham


From the BBC:

Turkey’s Erdogan in row over ‘girl martyr’ comment on TV


If she’s martyred, they’ll lay a flag on her,” he told the sobbing girl at a televised congress of his AK Party.

She didn’t look very happy about the idea.

Erdogan’s popularity seems to be as secure as ever however, some disturbingly bellicose statements (including much talk about Islamic conquests from Spain to central Asia) are quoted here by the Gatestone Institute:

Turkey? In the EU?


He praised “hoisting the flag of Islam in Jerusalem again


News that we aren’t sure is good or bad..


A heart-warming personal account of the changing demographic of a small Italian town called Castellina appeared in the New York Times recently:

An Ancient Tuscan Village, Like Italy, Is Reshaped by Migration

However we couldn’t help noticing that most of the countries listed as countries of origin of the migrants in question were Muslim majority countries. Will Italy become a Muslim majority country at some point then, we wondered?

Soon we will know the results of the Italian election, which could signal a very significant change in direction for Italy.

A less heart-warming story appeared in Breitbart claiming that Nigerian crime gangs had taken over a small town (in a town of 30,000 there are 20,000 migrants, the locals are outnumbered 2 to 1):

Italian Town ‘Taken Over’ By Nigerian Migrant Gangs



Cairo has hired its first female minibus driver, from the BBC:

Meet Cairo’s first female minibus driver


A baby chimp has been rescued in Africa, from the BBC:

Baby chimp rescued from poachers in Africa

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