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Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week - w/e 16 February

by The Participator – 18 Feb 2019

Our weekly roundup of news and opinion articles that we thought were important, mostly UK news but foreign news stories of interest to us as well.


OOPS! SHE JOINED A TERRORIST GROUP

This week the UK media has strangely been awash with articles (many supportive) on the subject of the jihadi girl (now a young woman of 19 years of age) who went abroad to join the Islamic State but who now wants to return to the UK, even though she doesn’t appear to be showing any remorse for her actions. There was too much to say on this media coverage to include this in the weekly roundup so here is a short separate opinion article from Chauncey Tinker on this subject today:

Oops! She Joined A Terrorist Group!


BREXIT NEWS – ONLY 40 DAYS TO GO!

From the BBC (Friday):

Brexit: Theresa May’s strategy unchanged despite Tory row over defeat

Quote:

MPs rejected a motion endorsing her approach by 303 to 258, with 66 Tory MPs abstaining

There were threats of walkouts by Remainers and counter threats. From the Express:

Brexiteer Steve Baker issues DIRE WARNING to Theresa May – ‘will COLLAPSE the government’

Rumours of talks resuming on the “backstop”. From the Express:

Brexit talks to go DOWN TO THE WIRE as Brussels pledges last-ditch backstop compromise

David Davis (former Brexit Secretary) tried to get the current Brexit Secretary to commit to leaving with no deal on 29th March:

MB NEWS: David Davis in Parliament specifically asks Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay "In the event of a No deal, will we still be leaving on 29 March?"

??Barclay "I'm very happy to give my assurance on that, the cabinet is agreed."

??BOOM ??#Brexit #NoDeal #WTO pic.twitter.com/y8pf2kXU6X

— Mark B ??? (@BraithwaiteHrh) February 15, 2019

From the Daily Mail:

The UKIP takeover: Tory Remainers warn party is being infiltrated by ‘purple Momentum’ in a plot to deselect MPs over Brexit


YELLOW VEST NEWS – UK

From the Express:

Yellow Vest protests spill into LONDON as six arrested during violent Whitehall revolt


YELLOW VEST NEWS – FRANCE

From Breitbart:

French State Has Arrested, Convicted 1,800 Yellow Vest Members So Far

More pictures of injuries sustained by protestors emerged:

#Macron's police in #France has already caused around a dozen people to lose an eye during the #GiletsJaunes protest because of the use of the #LBD40 #FlashBall gun.

As you can see in this video, the police aims for the head and the injuries are horrific!??????#MacronDemission pic.twitter.com/MxIL9chYIR

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) February 11, 2019

It wasn’t snowing, firefighters were spraying the police with foam in this incident:

Craziest #GiletsJaunes video yet?

French firefighters cheer in front of burning cars and then attack the police with the help of their firefighting equipment.

What's going on in #France and why doesn't mainstream media cover the story?#Macron#YellowVests pic.twitter.com/bTRRRVxmYg

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) February 10, 2019

Also from last weekend, from Breitbart:

Grenade Blows Yellow Vest’s Hand Apart as Anti-Macron Protests Turn Ugly

From the Express:

France ‘on brink of CIVIL WAR’ as Yellow Vest leader threatens to ‘BRING DOWN government’

From Breitbart:

Yellow Vest Claims Movement Has ‘Paramilitaries’ Ready to Overthrow Macron

Acte 14 is underway:

All we can say is WOW! Listen to that noise and that passion. The incredible #GiletsJaunes out for the 14th straight weekend. Scene from Le Mans right now!

Share this in solidarity and FOLLOW @UnityNewsNet pic.twitter.com/NgGI0wpHZy

— Unity News Network (@UnityNewsNet) February 16, 2019

As ever, there is more footage from Vlad Tepes’s blog (see comments section):

FRANCE - 14th week of protests -videos


LABOUR PARTY NEWS

Some pretty shocking allegation regarding the (former?) Labour MP (we have not seen this story reported elsewhere so we only have this article to go on). From politicalite:

EXCLUSIVE: Labour’s Fiona Onasanya Accused of ‘Vote Fraud’

A former Labour leader was questioned on Saudi funding (a figure of £9 billion is mentioned in the article). From the Express (interview by Sky News):

Tony Blair ON THE SPOT as Saudi funding questioned – ‘Is that why you’re speaking out?’


TRANSGENDER AGENDA

From the Telegraph:

‘Transgender man in fight to be recognised as father of his child’

Also from the Telegraph:

Highland Games considering including ‘non-binary’ competitors

From the Daily Mail:

Mother, 38, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter

Is this wishful thinking possibly (the strange unholy alliance has held together surprisingly well so far)? From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

The awkward alliance between muslims and the left shows cracks in the UK


INFIDELOPHOBIA

From Voice of Europe:

Muslim school in UK ousted after describing non-Muslims as ‘pigs’

The BBC appeared to be blaming Salman Rushdie for the radicalization of a whole generation this week:

‘Salman Rushdie radicalised my generation’

We were reminded of this Early Day Motion from 1992 (it was supported by 4 Labour MPs):

THE SATANIC VERSES EDM #643

Quote:

That this House regrets the publication of The Satanic Verses despite warnings from Penguin’s Indian editorial consultant and others that the book’s publication would stir controversy and cause offence to many Muslims

Douglas Murray writes about a failed attempt to build bridges between Muslims and Jews in Golders Green, London. From Gatestone Institute:

UK: A Defeat Dressed Up as a Victory


SCHOOLCHILDREN ATTACK “WHITE GIRL”

Remember the attack on the Syrian migrant schoolboy that garnered so much sympathy? It was reported very widely, even CNN in the US reported on it, although most schoolboys present and past will probably tell you it’s not exactly unusual for there to be fights in school playgrounds:

UK student to be charged after Syrian refugee attacked

Quote:

A teenage boy is to be charged with assault after a video emerged of a Syrian refugee being attacked in the grounds of a UK school.

The boy was not injured in the attack, yet a crowdfunding effort quickly raised £130,000 to “support” him. The Independent described the attack as a:

“racially-aggravated assault”

Syrian refugee boy attacked at Huddersfield school in ‘shocking’ video being investigated by police

Well this week we have an attack on a white girl that apparently led to the suspension of the girl from her school. From the Mirror:

Girl, 12, attacked by bullies ‘EXCLUDED for bringing school into disrepute’

You can definitely hear her referred to as “white girl” in the clip. More on this story from the Birmingham Mail:

The bullying video the victim’s parents want you to see after devastating attack on defenceless daughter


BELGIUM – GENERAL STRIKE

From the Telegraph:

All flights in and out of Belgium cancelled as country paralysed by general strike


FRANCE – LE PEN

From Breitbart:

Le Pen Promises to Expose Leftist Violence at Parliamentary Inquiry, Invite Rescinded


SPAIN – SNAP ELECTION CALLED

From the Express:

Spain PM calls snap general election after budget REJECTED – EU in fresh crisis

The election will be on April 28th according to this article, also from the Express:

When is the Spain election 2019? Key dates, Spain election process explained


TRIAL OF CATALAN SEPARATISTS

Also news from Spain this week:

Politically-Charged Trial of Catalan Separatists Begins in Madrid

There were large scale protests by the right wing parties:

Wow!

The mass-protest in #Madrid organized by the 3 main right-wing parties against the socialist gov. for having decided to start talks with the Catalan separatists about independence for Catalonia was much larger than i thougt

This is 100 000 ppl for sure
Great job #VoxParty! pic.twitter.com/kELn3NNhze

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) February 12, 2019


OTHER EU NEWS

The Express:

EU at war! Brussels threatens Italy with RANSOM if it pulls out of French rail project

An update in the EU’s war against those annoying memes that Eurosceptic far-right people seem to like. From EU Observer:

EU agrees draft copyright reform, riling tech giants

Also from EU Observer:

Saudis paying College of Europe to lobby MEPs

From the Times:

Activists flag up EU commissioner Phil Hogan’s meetings with Irish lobbyists


IS THE POPE CATHOLIC?

It’s become a standing joke of course since Pope Francis took over the Holy See, but we’re wondering about it all over again this week. Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (the Grand Imam of Al Azhar) signed a document last week titled:

A DOCUMENT ON HUMAN FRATERNITY FOR WORLD PEACE AND LIVING TOGETHER

Raymond Ibrahim shares his opinions about this document in this article at the Gatestone Institute:

Pope Francis Leading His Flock to the Slaughter?


MIGRANT CRISIS – ITALY

From Breitbart:

Migrants From ‘Hijacked’ Ship Take Salvini to European Human Rights Court


MIGRANT CRISIS – AUSTRIA

From Voice of Europe:

European girls in Vienna are wearing headscarves to avoid assaults by male muslim migrants


FRANCE NEWS

From Poland Daily (we’re not quite sure why this news is coming from Poland):

The French parliament has approved a new law to make it possible to use anti-football hooligan measures against political protests.

Protesters never sentenced for a crime but considered dangerous will have to stay in the local police station during protests#Macron#GiletsJaunes pic.twitter.com/e7o5GXkFe0

— Poland Daily (@PolandDaily) February 10, 2019

From the Express:

Fury as French MPs force schools to hang EU flags in EVERY classroom in new reforms


IRAN

From the Express:

EU savaged for FAILURE to stand up to Iran’s brutal regime: ‘ACT NOW!’

US-Iranian environmentalist, Kavous Seyed Emami, apparently died in custody while on trial for spying.

Also from the Express. Supporters of the regime celebrated the 40th anniversary by chanting “Death to Theresa May”:

Chants of ‘Death to Theresa May’ on Tehran streets for Islamic Revolution 40th anniversary

Gatestone Institute had this article on the 40th anniversary:

The 40th Anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran


SOUTH AFRICA OIL AND GAS RESERVES FOUND

According to the American Thinker:

Massive oil and gas reserves found off South African coast a ‘game-changer’


FAMILY FRIENDLY HUNGARY

From Voice of Europe:

Orbán announces major family protection package for Hungary

Viktor Orban gave an important speech. From Vlad Tepes’s blog:

Historical Viktor Orban speech. Watch, spread.


Note - Please remember this is not intended to be a comprehensive news round up, these are just the items that particularly caught our eye this week, and (where indicated) they are not always about recent events.

Note - Please note that we are dependent on the veracity of news reports provided by other news sources. It is not our intention to knowingly quote “Fake News” (except where stated as satire), but we do sometimes quote the BBC when other sources are unavailable.

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