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Vincent van den Born
Germany: Moroccan ‘asylum seeker’ rapes a 22 y/o woman heavily pregnant with twins, now stands trial
Naji N. (27) is a Morrocan asylum seeker, currently residing in Germany. He is well known to the German police for, amongst other things, bodily harm and having multiple fake identities. Today he is in court for something more serious. He is suspected of having abused and raped a 22-year-old woman for over two hours, during the summer of 2015.
At 23:45 on July 10, Police were called to two cars set on fire in the Bredäng suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. According to Carina Andersson, the duty officer for the Stockholm police region, when the police arrived at the fires:
“There were quite a few young people there who threw stones. But no police officer was hit and no one was injured.”
“We see a concerted attack on the German ‘middle class’ as the distribution of jobs has polarised. Fewer people now enjoy the benefits and security of regular employment. More Germans are now vulnerable to precarious employment, income insecurity and single-income families, in particular, are exposed to a much higher risk of poverty.”
“A 16-year-old girl reported she has been raped in a hut where she had a party. Three men in their 20s and one of 17 are suspected of abusing the girl and helping each other to rape her. They helped each other to carry out a rape; according to her, they are all involved in some way.”
Right wing Sweden Democrats rising: now second largest party and on the heels of Swedish Social Democrats
Fria Tider reports on an opinion poll by Swedish research bureau Skop Research AB, showing that the Swedish Democrats are now the second largest party in the country. The survey, conducted between June 7 and July 6 amongst 1.300 people aged 18 to 84, shows that the Sweden Democrats would win 20.2% of votes. The Social Democrats are still the largest with 27.1%. Swedish elections are scheduled for 9 September 2018.
Amidst unprecedented terror threat, Dutch government hires untrained and inexperienced Airport security personnel
The Marechaussee Union’s spokesman, Sven Schuitema calls this: “Life-threatening. Border security is not a class you master in six weeks. It is a job that demands experience and a keen eye for suspicious behaviour, also concerning passport control. This reservist wears a uniform, but no weapon. That is a risk, because he could be coming face to face with a terrorist, or a returning Jihadist. If the threat of an attack emerges, he cannot respond.”
“In the European Parliament we accept that the Brexit decision was a democratic choice, but we were never convinced Brexit would be a positive development economically: certainly not for the standing of Europe and the UK in the world and, most importantly, not for citizens.”
Italy received 85.000 migrants in first half of 2017, compared to 71.000 in 2016. EU still reluctant to solve crisis
The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean is up again. Italy now has to cope with 85.000 people landing on its shores in the first six months of 2017, up from 71.000 in the entire year 2016. In response, the European Commission has published an action plan, with the Commission’s First Vice President, Frans Timmermans, feeling the need to “lower expectations” by pointing out that the Commission is not: “coming out with a silver bullet, that there’s one measure that’s going to solve all this. But it would already make a world of difference if member states would just do what they agreed before.”
Berlin: Muslim woman receives 100+ death threats after opening liberal mosque, Erdogan urges her to close it down
According to German newspaper Zeit, the hate aimed at Seyran Ates for establishing a liberal mosque where men and women of every Islamic denomination can pray was so intense, she has since received around the clock, close police protection. The number of death threats is so high, that the Berlin police thought this kind of exceptional protection to be necessary.
Unlike the modern stuff, Roman Maritime Concrete lasts centuries, but the recipe was lost and we’re not able to recreate it. Now scientists uncover new clues
“A single stone mass, impregnable to the waves and stronger every day,” that is how the Ancient Roman author Pliny the Elder described Roman maritime concrete structures. While modern marine concrete structures cannot even survive a few decades, Roman piers build 2000 years ago still stand, stronger now than when they were first constructed.
Amsterdam: Police to remove all guard posts at Jewish institutions, while threat level still substantial
“Placing the cameras is not the consequence of a change in the level of threat. The threat is unchanged and substantial, with an elevated imaginable threat to Jewish institutions in Amsterdam. No change is made to the other measures, visible and invisible.”