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Updated 16 October 2017
If the UK wants to cut immigration, it must change its model of capitalism
Alexandre Afonso and Camilla Devitt
LSE Brexit, 16 October 2017.
The UK draws to a greater extent on population growth and
increasing house prices. Unlike Germany, where exports of goods and
services represented 46% of GDP in 2016, this share was only 28% in the UK.
Another major difference is population growth: between 2006 and 2016, the
British population has grown at a much higher rate than the EU average:
0.75% per year against 0.3% (0.3% for Germany). Immigration accounts for
more than half of this growth, and reducing the number of people coming
into the country (and consuming goods and services) will inevitably weaken
what had become an important driver of growth.
This is important
because apart from financial services, Britain's export performance appears
to be too weak to compensate for a smaller domestic demand. While Germany
still has a strong export-oriented manufacturing base, the United Kingdom
relies more heavily on services, not only high-skilled (e.g finance) but
also low-skilled sectors (retail, cafés, restaurants, personal and
social services) and the construction sector. These sectors depend to a
larger extent on migrant workers, especially in low-paid employment. For
instance, 41% of packers, bottlers, canners, and fillers in the UK are EU
nationals, and so are 26% of cleaners and housekeepers.
because of the liberal nature of the labour market, there is a
comparatively high number of low-paying jobs that natives are reluctant to
take up. About 20% of jobs in Britain are low-paid (that is, they are paid
less than two-thirds of gross median earnings) while this percentage is
only about 10% in France and 8% in Denmark. ...
In sum, the British
economy offers many low-paying jobs that natives, due to higher
expectations, are reluctant to accept. This mismatch is filled by migrant
workers. Catering, construction and care all domestic services
sectors which had come to depend heavily on EU workers have now all
reported difficulties in finding labour in the aftermath of Brexit.
Third, the dependence on EU migration has also been accentuated by
decades of deregulation which have lowered incentives for firms to produce
skills domestically. This is a classic collective action problem: in order
to have an adequate supply of skills, firms need to cooperate and pool
resources to train new workers. However, it may be selfishly more expedient
to let other firms train workers and then "poach" them without paying for
training. If everybody is rational, no workers are trained.
in point is the construction sector, which has come to rely heavily on EU
workers to compensate for the lack of domestic skills. ...
again, EU workers have been used to plug the mismatch between the demand
and supply of skills in the British labour market, and many British firms
have been free-riding on skills produced abroad. This situation is not new.
The NHS is a case in point: in 1971 already, 31% of all doctors working in
the NHS in England were born and qualified overseas.
Crime police, London
'Not practical' for Met Police to investigate all crime
BBC, 16 October 2017.
Some crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage may not be
investigated in London because it is "not practical" to do so, Scotland
Yard has said.
The force said it was facing "many challenges" while
having to save £400m by 2020, so work had to be prioritised.
New guidelines have been introduced to allow officers to assess
what is "proportionate" to investigate.
Commissioner Mark Simmons said officers must be "focused on serious crime".
Mr Simmons said the new Crime Assessment Policy was "empowering
our officers" to judge whether it was proportionate to investigate some
offences such as shoplifting, car crime and criminal damage.
the pressure on our resources it is not practical for our officers to spend
a considerable amount of time looking into something where for example, the
value of damage or the item stolen is under £50, or the victim is not
willing to support a prosecution," he said.
"We are not talking
about things like homicide, kidnap, sexual offences, hate crime or domestic
violence, but the lower level, higher volume offences." ...
Meanwhile, the number of recorded offences has increased with
violent crime rising by 63% since May 2013 and gun crime increasing by 54%
in the past two years. ...
Ken Marsh, chairman of the Met Police
Federation, said cuts and the threat of terrorism meant other areas of
policing were suffering.
UKIP leader Bolton backs zero net migration to stop 'swamp' on services
Sky News, 15 October 2017.
UKIP's new leader has called for Britain to aim for zero net
migration to stop the country being "swamped".
Henry Bolton told
Sky News a drastic change was needed, but admitted it would be "very
difficult" to hit such a target.
In 2015, Nigel Farage proposed
stopping all low and un-skilled workers coming into the country and a cap
of 50,000 on high-skilled immigrants.
Mr Bolton said the net figure
should be zero to ease pressure on services and infrastructure.
told the Sunday with Paterson show: "We are as a country being swamped by
the fact we're having a net immigration that is approximately the size of
Wolverhampton or Hull ever year.
"That's difficult to cope with in
terms of our services and infrastructure when we're cutting police by 25%,
for example, local government in some cases by 50%."
rejected to say how many people should be let into the country each year,
describing it as "arbitrary".
But Mr Bolton conceded: "In an ideal
world, and I'm not saying this is practical, we should be aiming -
certainly for the next few years - to zero net immigration.
Bias diversity, education
Children must be taught benefits of immigration in school, UK anti-discrimination watchdog says
Independent, 15 October 2017.
Children must be taught about Britain's rich history of immigration
if Theresa May is to achieve her "mission" of tackling racial injustice,
the UK's anti-discrimination watchdog says.
The Prime Minister has
been urged to follow up her promise to make addressing inequalities a
"personal priority" by putting immigration in the national curriculum.
Educating children on the topic of immigration would "tackle
prejudiced attitudes" and build community links by helping children
understand people's different backgrounds, the Equalities and Human Rights
Commission said. ...
Now the issue has been given fresh impetus in
the Commission's response to the "race audit" issued by the Prime Minister
to highlight inequalities between different ethnic groups.
Government's Ethnicity Facts and Figures website provided a blizzard of
statistics to highlight the problem in provision and achievement but
few concrete proposals for change.
The Commission said that project
had to start early, by ensuring "equality and human rights are part of the
curriculum to instil shared values".
"The curriculum should also
include Britain's immigration history to enable children to understand how
this has shaped all aspects of our country," its response said.
Crime spot checks
Hundreds of BRITISH people stopped in Liverpool over immigration spot checks
Liverpool Echo, 15 October 2017.
Hundreds of British citizens have been stopped in Liverpool over
immigration offences they cannot commit, an investigation reveals.
Immigration officials have the power to stop and question people
they suspect of breaching immigration law.
But figures show the
group most likely to be stopped are actually British citizens - both in
Liverpool and across the UK. Home Office enforcement officers have carried
out spot checks on 678 British citizens in the city over the past five
That meant almost one in six of the 4,360 people probed
between January 2012 and January 2017 was British.
Only one of the
hundreds stopped in the city was even arrested, according to the Bureau of
Investigative Journalism and The Bristol Cable.
Some human rights
lawyers have claimed the high number of British people stopped suggests the
checks could be led by racial bias.
The Home Office does not
collect data on the ethnicity of people stopped, as the police are required
to do when stopping and searching suspects. ...
More than 19,000
Brits have been stopped across Britain as a whole over the past five years,
out of a total of 102,552 people caught up in immigration checks.
Politics Conservative Party
Osborne DEFENDS mass immigration warning that Tories risk sounding like 'old man at the park' by complaining about foreigners coming to Britain
MailOnline, 14 October 2017.
George Osborne has defended mass immigration - and warned that
Tories risk sounding like 'the old man at the park' if they complain about
an influx of foreigners.
The former chancellor dismissed criticism
that the government should have done more to rein in numbers.
Instead, he said his main regret was that ministers had been 'too
intimidated' to 'make the arguments' about the benefits of people coming to
the UK. ...
Addressing the question of immigration, Mr Osborne
said: 'If I had a regret it's not that we didn't manage the immigration
system properly, it's that we were I think too intimidated to make the
arguments about the benefits of immigration and Conservatives usually win
when we're positive about our country's future.
Conservatives behave like the old man at the park, 'the whole country's
gone to the dogs, we were much better in the past', the electorate turn
around and say: 'your best days are behind you'.'
University careers adviser accused of racism after 'stating ethnic minorities "actively disadvantage themselves" before asking two black students if they were "generally laid
MailOnline, 14 October 2017.
A university careers adviser who allegedly told students that black
people 'actively disadvantage themselves' is thought to have been suspended
over the remarks.
Former lawyer Claire Leslie is said to have told
a seminar that non-white candidates hand in job applications later because
they are 'generally laid back'. ...
Speaking to MailOnline, a
spokesman for the university confirmed that a formal complaint had been
received and an investigation had been launched.
questions he refused to confirm whether Ms Leslie had been officially
suspended from her post.
Immigration predictions, bias
Warnings of a Romanian migrant surge were right
Spectator blog, 14 October 2017.
Remember when Keith Vaz got himself down to Luton Airport a few
years back to greet new Romanian arrivals getting off the plane, declaring
in his rather pompous way that:
'We've seen no evidence of
people who have rushed out and bought tickets in order to arrive because
it's the 1st of January'.
This was in January 2014, when
Romanians and Bulgarians were granted free movement to Britain for the
first time, and on that day there was widespread guffawing among
right-thinking people about how we were going to be 'swamped'; Twitter,
even more so than usual, was filled with humour that was ill-disguised
class contempt and status competition. We were told by numerous
publications, think-tanks and other bodies that the likes of MigrationWatch
and Ukip were just scaremongering, and there would not be a huge influx of
migrants from the A2 nations.
Eastern European invasion 'comes to
nothing', the Independent declared. As a Guardian commentator
informed us, the number of Romanians and Bulgarian will actually fall:
So MigrationWatch's prediction of 50,000 a year over the next
five years actually starts looking like a potential fall in numbers. It is
not likely that fewer Romanians and Bulgarians will end up here but it is a
possibility and one that is as worthy of consideration as all the
"invasion" predictions that have more in common with astrology than
Or, as this 2013 Open Democracy piece
pointed out, notions that people will move to richer countries to earn more
money are too simplistic because 'serious migration studies... are aware
that the drivers of migration are much more complex and that migration
systems, migration networks, migration politics, opportunity-constraints
structures, social and human capital, perceptions and imaginations,
individual characteristics and emotions play crucial roles.'
Migration Matters also poured cold water on claims there would be a
big surge in arrivals. The organisation's director, Atul Hatwal, said:
'Our belief is that the anti-immigration lobby have cried wolf
once too often. Their claim is that as many as 300,000 new migrants will
arrive from Romania and Bulgaria over the course of 2014. In truth we
believe that figure will probably peak at around 20,000.'
spokesman for Migration Matters went on to say that 'if 300,000 migrants do
arrive from Romania and Bulgaria then the opponents of migration will have
shown to be correct'.
I guess that answers that one then, as there
are now 413,000 Romanian and Bulgarians living in Britain, roughly 90,000 a
year more since January 2014, compared to 6,200 Britons living in the A2
states. Ukip were shown to have been correct.
... And there are now
more Turkish Cypriots in north London than in Cyprus, something which Paul
Collier pointed out in Exodus to illustrate the extent to which,
given the opportunity, people will migrate in very large numbers,
especially if there are already bridgeheads in the receiving country.
Racism crime, offensive comments
British Police Arrest At Least 3,395 People for 'Offensive' Online Comments in One Year
Breitbart, 14 October 2017.
British police forces arrested at least nine people a day for
"offensive" online comments last year.
Figures obtained by The
Times through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 3,395 people
across 29 forces were arrested last under section 127 of the Communications
Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally "cause annoyance,
inconvenience or needless anxiety to another", in 2016.
figure is likely to be significantly higher, as thirteen police forces
refused to provide the requested information and two did not provide usable
Around half of the investigations were abandoned before being
brought to prosecution, which critics say is an indication that the
authorities are being excessively strict in their interpretation of the
law's restrictions on freedom of speech.
Nevertheless, many forces
have massively stepped up their focus on so-called trolls, with the number
of arrests by West Midlands Police having increased by an astonishing 877
per cent since 2014.
With Home Secretary Amber Rudd's announcement
of a special national police hub focused on online hate last week, it is
expected that these numbers will only increase.
executive director of the Open Rights Group, said: "the problem is 'grossly
offensive' is not something you should normally be prosecuted for. It's not
showing harm to other people. It's not showing that somebody is being ...
attacked or threatened."
The seeming inconsistency in the
enforcement of free speech restrictions has also been a source of
contention, with the Metropolitan Police who detained 867 people in
2016, according to the Times figures appearing reluctant to
investigate people such as Nadia Chan, the self-described Islamist who was
revealed as having made a number of deeply racist remarks about white
people on social media after an appearance on public broadcaster Channel 4.
Chan branded Israeli Jews "parasites" and ranted that white people
were "swine" and "pasty bland bitches [who] have NO culture, no rich
history, you ain't shit, ur ancestors were cave ppl". She also openly
endorsed terror attacks on Iranian state network Press TV but the
Met refused to say whether they would bring charges against her. ...
Similarly, people who reported mixed race transgender model Munroe
Bergdorf for saying "the white race is the most violent and oppressive
force of nature on earth" in a segment produced and aired by the
publicly-funded BBC an apparent violation of the laws against
'inciting racial hatred' were met with official indifference.
National identity oppression, Union Jack
Union Jack is 'not a symbol of pride, but OPPRESSION', UK Professor declares on Newsnight
Daily Express, 13 October 2017.
A UK professor has claimed that the Union Jack is "not a symbol of
pride, but oppression", in a latest BBC Newsnight segment.
Andrews, a professor at Birmingham City University, has declared that the
British Empire "produced a toxic national identity" that needs to be
acknowledged by British sports stars who should be "taking a knee" during
the National Anthem.
He said: "Every inequality of housing,
employment, education and wealth that plagues African Americans is strongly
felt by black people in Britain.
"All of this injustice is the
direct legacy of the British Empire that often made its place in the world
through genocide, slavery and colonialism.
"The Empire produced a
toxic national identity, yet many people are yearning to roll back the
clock to when Britannia Ruled the Waves.
"So, rather than draping
themselves in the flag, or tearing up during the Anthem, British sports
stars should take a knee or clench a fist.
"The flag is not a
symbol of pride, but oppression."
Immigration abroad border controls, Denmark
Denmark refuses to lift EU border controls in blow to EU free movement
Daily Express, 13 October 2017.
Denmark has refused to lift its border controls for another six
months as it warned the EU's open borders were putting the nation at risk.
Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Stoejberg said: "A
prerequisite for free movement is that there is control over Europe's
"And while we are currently experiencing low
entry and asylum rates in Denmark, we must unfortunately note that there is
still a great deal of pressure on Europe's external borders.
the same time, we cannot close our eyes to the serious terrorist threat
"The government has, therefore, considered it
necessary that border controls be maintained so far." ...
And, in a
letter to the commission, Ms Stoejberg argued terrorists were taking
advantage of the EU's open borders.
He warned: "The many failed,
foiled and completed terrorist attacks carried out in EU Member States in
2016 and 2017 have demonstrated in all their horror terrorist groups are
likely to try to take advantage of deficiencies in our border controls.
"Crossing the external and internal borders of the Schengen area is
part of their strategy, which often involves preparing attacks in one
Member State from the territory of a neighbouring member state."
Immigration Romanians, Bulgarians, BBC bias
How the Mail got it right on Romanian and Bulgarian migration and the BBC got it so wrong and deceived Britain
Daily Mail, 12 October
We all know how, in 2004, the Labour government opened the door to
immigration from Poland and seven other Eastern European states, while
other countries such as Germany and France imposed restrictions.
The Blair government forecast a relatively small annual influx
of between 5,000 and 13,000. Within five years, nearly a million had
Following that gigantic miscalculation, one might have
expected a little more caution would be shown at the beginning of 2014 when
immigration restrictions from Romania and Bulgaria were lifted by the
With an eye on the cock-up over Poland, prime
minister Cameron refused to release official projections.
warned that history would repeat itself. So did a small number of other
organisations such as Migration Watch, a think-tank run by a respected
former British ambassador.
This did not prevent many most
notably the BBC from predicting that anxieties over the number of
migrants would turn out to be misplaced.
In fact, they were utterly
justified. Yesterday, the Office for National Statistics estimated there
are 413,000 Romanians and Bulgarians living in the United Kingdom,
equivalent to the population of Bristol.
Of these, roughly 150,000
were already living in the country before 2014. But since then, more than a
quarter of a million more migrants from Romania and Bulgaria have settled
But the Beeb was adamant that those expressing concern
about a new wave of migration were guilty of scare tactics. ...
The dependably Leftist Channel 4 News was equally awry. In 2014, it
published a 'fact check' which declared: 'Predictions of a mass influx of
immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania have failed to come true.'
explanation for such superciliousness is hardly obscure. Even the BBC's
former director-general, Mark Thompson, admitted in 2011 that there were
'some years' when the Corporation was 'very reticent about talking about
One organisation (long shunned by the BBC and
the Left-wing media) did predict what has happened.
Migration Watch estimated that between 30,000 and 70,000 Romanians and
Bulgarians a year would come to the UK. Its higher figure has proved almost
exactly correct. ...
Migration Watch, whose record entitles it to
be trusted on such matters, estimates that nearly half of housing demand is
attributable to migrants.
Immigration abroad France
Marseilles killer Ahmed Hanachi 'should have been deported'
The Times, 12 October 2017.
President Macron's government was accused of "serious dysfunctions"
yesterday over its failure to keep in detention an illegal immigrant who
killed two women in a terrorist attack two days after he was released.
Two senior interior ministry officials have been removed for their
roles in the failings that led to the release of Ahmed Hanachi, a Tunisian,
who stabbed Mauranne Harel, 20, and her cousin Laura Paumier, 21, in
Marseilles on October 1.
Opposition leaders said that the case
highlighted wide-ranging weaknesses in France's efforts to combat illegal
immigration and accused Gérard Collomb, the interior minister, of
seeking to shift the blame on to civil servants.
Illegal immigration deportation
To allow the illegal migrant population to grow in this country would be a betrayal of the British people
The Sun, 12 October 2017.
[Lord Green of Deddington is chairman of Migration Watch UK]
MPs were told this week there may be as many as one million illegal
migrants in the UK and that it was very unlikely they would ever be
But the revelation to the Home Affairs Committee by former
borders chief David Wood will come as no surprise to those who have sat in
government in recent years.
The reality is that this very serious
problem has been developing for a long time. Fearing public uproar,
successive governments have been secretive on the issue.
2005 and under considerable pressure did the then Labour
government make an estimate of numbers.
At the time the illegal
migrant population was put at 430,000. Since then, very little has been
said on the matter.
But it is likely that, 12 years on, they now
number upwards of a million, although we can never be certain of the exact
The impact of the illegal immigrant population on this
country is significant.
The cost to the taxpayer for use of the
health service and schools, neither of which have robust checks on
eligibility, will run into the tens of millions.
In the workplace,
illegal migrants undercut the wages of British workers.
also exploited by unscrupulous employers who get away with ignoring health
and safety, the minimum wage and other employment legislation. This is
unfair to those business owners who play by the rules.
worryingly, illegal migrants undermine the rule of law and further erode
our collective confidence in the ability of government to control our
borders. So how have we ended up in such dire straits?
governments have done too little to remove those with no right to remain
here and not enough to prevent the illegal migrant population growing still
In the past the immigration system was so lax that anyone
with a degree could come to the UK in search of work, and bogus students
could sign up to a fake college and remain in Britain illegally after their
visa had expired.
Some good work has been done to tighten the
system up. However, serious deficiencies remain elsewhere.
often than not, those whose claim for asylum has been refused are not sent
back to their home country. ...
Meanwhile, as of last summer, our
porous borders were manned by just three border patrol vessels one
for every 2,500 miles of coastline. ...
The removal of those with
no right to remain has got steadily worse in recent years, and those either
already here or who seek to make it to Britain know that the chances of
removal are extremely small.
Enforced removals of failed asylum
seekers and immigration offenders halved between 2009 and 2016 to just
This decline is partly down to resources at the Home Office
but other factors such as human rights legislation and the courts make
removal more difficult.
A lack of political will to address
obstacles certainly doesn't help. ...
What is needed is political
determination and a substantial increase in resources. We cannot sit on our
hands any longer.
Immigration abroad border controls, Germany
Germany extends passport controls on Austrian border, flights from Greece
Reuters, 12 October 2017.
Germany has extended temporary passport controls on its border with
Austria and for flights coming from Greece for six more months amid
continuing concerns about attacks and illegal immigration, the Interior
Ministry said on Thursday. ...
Interior Minister Thomas de
Maiziere justified Germany's move given continued security concerns, and
said a complete return to free travel within the Schengen area was
contingent on an improvement in the overall situation.
hit by five Islamist attacks in 2016, including one in December on a Berlin
Christmas market that killed 12 people. ...
Border controls also
apply to flights to Germany from Greece, which was the gateway for
thousands of migrants from Iraq and Syria.
Ministry data on
Wednesday showed that 140,000 asylum seekers have registered in Germany
since the beginning of 2017.
Illegal immigration deportation
Over one million illegal immigrants are in Britain: Former Home Office chief admits huge numbers live in the UK 'under the radar' and many will never be sent home
Daily Mail, 11 October 2017.
Britain is home to more than a million illegal migrants, a former
Home Office chief admitted yesterday.
After years of denial across
government, a senior official finally acknowledged that huge numbers of
foreigners are living here 'under the radar'.
David Wood, who was
head of immigration enforcement until 2015, told MPs few of the illegals
were ever likely to be sent home. They include visa overstayers, criminals
who have escaped deportation, failed asylum seekers and those who have
sneaked into the UK. ...
Giving evidence to the Commons home
affairs committee, Mr Wood said: 'There are probably over a million
foreigners here illegally at the moment. There's a large number, so no one
could ever remove them really.'
He also told MPs that Brexit could
result in a 'whole group of potential illegal immigrants that there wasn't
before'. EU nationals overstaying visas would be targeted as easy to remove
while 'more harm-based cases are left'.
Official statisticians say
it is impossible to give an accurate number for people living here
unlawfully. The last Home Office estimate from as long ago as 2001
was 430,000. ...
Christopher Chope, the Conservative
committee member who drew Mr Wood into the admission, said: 'It is
mind-boggling that there are so many people here who should not be here and
we don't know what to do in response.
'The figures illustrate the
paucity of any removals whether compulsory or voluntary and it suggests we
do not have any controls over the people who are here.' ...
Green of Deddington, chairman of MigrationWatch, said: 'For some years we
have been pointing to the likely scale of illegal migration to the UK.
'This now seems to be confirmed by a former official who was
responsible for these matters at the Home Office. It is an astonishing
number of people coming below the radar to Britain. All of them, in
practice, have access to the NHS and education for their children.
'There is no way the Government can remove so many people but they
are right to make the environment much more difficult for people who have
no right to be here.'
Despite a backlog of nearly 27,000 failed
asylum seekers who were deemed 'subject to removal action', the Home Office
deported fewer than 3,500 in 2016.
This is a fall of two thirds
since 2010, when the Tories came to power.
Revealed: The rising shootings, stabbings, carjackings and child rapes linked to Birmingham gangs
Birmingham Mail, 11 October 2017.
Gangs involved in a deadly turf war in Birmingham are behind an
explosion of violence including dozens of shootings, stabbings and child
West Midlands Police has been tackling the escalating
crimewave, including bringing prominent 61 group member Marcel
Mullings-Boyd to justice and arresting other suspects.
force REFUSED to provide any details of offences linked to the three gangs
after we submitted a Freedom of Information request - claiming to do so
would encourage the criminals to try to 'out-do' each other. ...
Yet the full scale of offending can be revealed today after the
Birmingham Mail conducted a series of in-depth community interviews in
neighbourhoods terrorised by the gangs, including in and around The Fold
housing estate in Kings Norton. ...
We also told last month how
crime-hit Birmingham had seen almost 100 shootings this year.
Immigration abroad violence, finance, USA
Bring Down Leftist Foundations Like the Mafia
FrontPage Mag, 11 October 2017.
The Department of Justice has been investigating DisruptJ20, a
"resistance" group that plotted to shut down President Trump's
inauguration. /.../ But the pipeline of Dj20 funding goes back to George
And not just Soros.
Money from the Global Justice
Alliance went to Refuse Fascism, a group founded by members of the
Revolutionary Communist Party, which staged violent protests. "Respectable"
big money leftist groups like the Hill Snowdon Foundation and Ben and
Jerry's Foundation fund middlemen like the Alliance. And then the Alliance
funds "direct action" groups that are willing to get their hands violently
The DOJ, better than anyone, should understand this model.
It's commonplace among criminals.
And when you go after criminals,
you don't stop with the street thugs. Instead you go after the bosses. ...
The Center for Community Change Action, another "direct action"
group, recently had its donors exposed. They included Soros' Open Society
Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Approximately $7 million has gone from these big donors to the "direct
The CCCA has its own groups for which it's acting as
a "fiscal sponsor". That's how it works.
The Ford Foundation has
become notorious for its backing of Black Lives Matter through the
Black-Led Movement Fund whose goal was to raise over $100 million for the
black nationalist racist hate group.
There is big money behind the
street violence tearing apart America from Ferguson to Berkeley.
And there are big foundations behind the big money. ...
Many of these foundations were born in sin. And they've only grown
worse since. ...
All this is ominous enough. But the oligarchy has
gone from running the country to funding street riots.
not just subversion. It's political terrorism. ...
Foundation has $12 billion in assets. It distributes $500 to $600 million
each year. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation boasts $8.6 billion in assets and
around $300 million in annual spending. The MacArthur Foundation has $6.4
billion in assets and hands out $220 million a year. Soros' Open Society
has around $5 billion in assets and passes out over $400 million a year.
That's billions of dollars being spent every year to subvert the
political system and seize power.
The DOJ should deal with the
individual thugs involved in violent protests. But it's even more important
to address how they are being financed and organized. And to follow the
money trail back to the top. ...
The foundations have gone beyond
exercising great control over education and social policy. They now
exercise near total control in some of these areas. They are grappling for
the real levers of power from elections to street violence. They are
evolving into something like a shadow government.
Grenfell fire: One year immigration amnesty can become permanent
BBC, 11 October 2017.
Grenfell Tower fire survivors whose immigration status was
uncertain will have the chance to be granted permanent UK residency, the
Home Office has said.
This is a change to the one-year immigration
amnesty announced after the June blaze in west London. ...
Lewis also announced that relatives of survivors and victims who have been
allowed to come into the UK for reasons relating to the fire will have the
right to stay for six months.
Jihadi jailed for 10 years for helping 21/7 Tube bombers given top council job after bosses failed to uncover her criminal past
The Sun, 10 October
A jihadi jailed for helping the 21/7 Tube bombers got a top council
Mulumebet Girma rose through housing department ranks after
London's Southwark Council failed to uncover her criminal past, despite her
being in one of the UK's highest-profile terror trials.
Ethiopian ex-model was even put on the cover of a council magazine to
promote its apprenticeship scheme. Girma, 33, has now been sacked.
Girma got a job with Southwark Council as a trainee customer
services assistant in 2013 shortly after she was released early from
a 10-year jail term.
She did not declare her criminal past and the
council failed to uncover it despite her having a key role in one of
Britain's highest profile terror trials.
A simple Google search
would have revealed ex-model Girma had been convicted under the Terrorism
Act for assisting her brother-in-law Hussein Osman, who tried to blow up a
packed commuter train on 21 July 2005.
The nationality of people stopped by immigration officers in Birmingham - and most are BRITISH
Birmingham Mail, 10 October 2017.
One out of every four people stopped by immigration officers in
Birmingham are British nationals, a new report has revealed.
data was obtained as part of a nationwide investigation by The Bristol
Cable and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The Home Office only
released the figures after a seven-month freedom of information battle.
That rate was significantly higher than the one-in-five
average recorded for the 11 cities covered by the investigation.
Britons also topped the list of nationalities stopped in
Birmingham, ahead of Indians and Pakistanis, who each made up 20 percent of
The figures released gave a breakdown of people
questioned by nationality, No details regarding the ethnic background of
those stopped was released. ...
The data obtained in the
investigation covered 11 cities: nine across England as well as Cardiff and
Politics Green Party
Green Party members want a Bank Holiday celebrating migrant contributions to Britain
i News, 10 October 2017.
The Green Party Autumn Conference is currently underway in
Harrogate. ... But one that was passed with an overwhelming majority among
party members was Windrush Day, a Bank Holiday that would recognise the
contributions migrants and people of colour have made to Britain. ...
"In a political climate that has become increasingly hostile
towards migrants, it is more important than ever that we speak up, cherish,
and recognise the enormous contribution they have made to this country,"
co-leader Jonathan Bartley told i.
"Nothing can be done to
completely right the historic wrongs that were inflicted on the travellers,
the slaves, and the refugees who have come to Britain but we can use our
influence today to make Britain a more welcoming and inclusive society
Terrorism violence, Islam
Rapists and wife-beaters flocked to join ISIS because the group's systemised sexual violence appealed to them, study shows
MailOnline, 10 October 2017.
A new study has shown that many men with a history of sexual
violence and domestic abuse joined ISIS because of the group's use of
slavery and rape.
The Henry Jackson Society report claims the
sanctioning of systemic sexual abuse served as a way of 'attracting,
retaining, mobilising and rewarding fighters'.
It was also used as
a means of delivering cruel punishment to 'kafir' -
and as a form of terrorism.
With slavery and rape given Islamic
justification by the depraved group's theologians, sexual exploitation was
also used as a way of raising cash for the caliphate.
shows many ISIS fighters from the US and Europe had a background of abusing
women, which implies a relationship between 'committing terrorist attacks
and having a history of physical and/or sexual violence'.
infamous jihadist described as key in the savage persecution of non-Muslims
in ISIS territory is the Briton Siddhartha Dhar. ...
also sanctioned forced conversions and pregnancies after women were
enslaved or abused as a means of adding to the ranks of the extremist cult.
The Henry Jackson Society also looked at the link between human
trafficking and funding.
It found that groups, including Isis and
Boko Haram, are turning to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical
revenue streams such as taxation and oil sales dry up.
suggests kidnapping brought in around £7.6 million to £22.8
million for Isis last year.
Racism discrimination, diversity promotion
Theresa May vows to tackle racism after report reveals shocking extent of discrimination in UK
Independent, 10 October 2017.
Theresa May will admit Britain has a long way to go to achieve
racial equality after a major review laid bare significant divisions in the
way black and ethnic minority people are treated.
Minister will also warn business leaders, government, police and other
institutions that they have "nowhere to hide" and must ensure that race is
never a barrier to people achieving their goals.
published on Tuesday, will offer an unprecedented insight into how people
from different backgrounds face a postcode lottery of outcomes, as the
unemployment rate for ethnic minorities is nearly double that of white
British adults, with a larger gap in the North of 13.6 per cent, compared
to 9 per cent in the South.
Other findings Ms May will highlight
include wide gaps over home ownership as white people, Indians and
Pakistanis are more likely to own their own home than Bangladeshis and
black people. ...
Following the report, which Ms May commissioned
last year, ministers will target 20 "hotspots" where ethnic minority people
are more likely to be unemployed, which could include mentoring,
traineeships, and offering English, maths and vocational training alongside
The Ministry of Justice will adopt recommendations
from the recent Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, including
performance indicators for prisons to assess how prisoners of different
races are treated, while encouraging recruitment of ethnic minority staff.
Racism discrimination, politics
Theresa May's race audit relies on misleading statistics
Spectator blog, 10 October 2017.
We know from her unfortunate conference speech that it irks Mrs May
to hear Labour claiming a monopoly on compassion, and this week's racial
disparity audit is her latest attempt to prove that she is equally
concerned about injustice.
The problem is that the disparity audit
is based on a colossal intellectual blunder. Disparate outcomes may be the
result of discrimination, but there are numerous other valid explanations.
When comparing large groups using statistics there are many confounding
factors at work. For example, the average age of ethnic minorities is
younger than for the white population. This has given them less time to get
promotion and increase their earnings. To assume that lower average
earnings result from discrimination is a schoolboy error. A far higher
proportion of people of Indian origin are doctors by comparison with the
white population. Has there been discrimination in favour of Indians or
against whites? Or has discrimination got nothing to do with it? And what
should we make of occasions when there is a difference within one ethnic
group between males and females? Black Caribbean boys, for instance, do
less well in the education system than black Caribbean girls. Do our
teachers discriminate against black boys but not black girls? Or is it
nothing to do with discrimination? And why are there such large differences
between ethnic minorities? Chinese children do exceptionally well in
school, compared with black and Asian groups. ...
Mrs May has
blundered into a minefield of uncertainties that call for careful, honest,
and fearless study. She has declared war on civil servants and teachers,
threatening that there is 'nowhere to hide' from her righteous indignation.
But in truth this campaign against injustice is an onslaught on statistical
variance. If you pick two groups defined by a characteristic such as race
that has no direct connection with outcomes such as the attainment of
educational qualifications, you will inevitably find differences. Her
mistake is to assume that there is a causal connection between race and
outcomes, when often there is none.
Focusing on racial disparities
also ignores that fact that for many years now there has been
discrimination in favour of ethnic minorities in recruitment to the civil
service. The Home Office, for example, was first given a recruitment target
by the Blair Government. Its first 'milestone' was for 2004, when the
prison, probation, passport and immigration services all exceeded their
target of 25 percent. They had achieved 38 percent from ethnic minorities.
The trouble is that if one organisation takes so many ethnic minority
members, then it does not leave enough for other organisations to recruit
their proportionate share. And yet, if they fail to meet their target they
are in danger of being condemned as discriminators who will be given
'nowhere to hide'.
Mrs May's campaign is an example of a
vote-winning strategy based on 'political positioning' instead of problem
Immigration abroad feminism, crime, rape, multiculturalism, Sweden
Sweden's Sexual Assault Crisis Presents a Feminist Paradox
Quillette, 10 October 2017.
Sweden prides itself on being a beacon of feminism. ...
But while Swedish women rank among the most equal in the world,
they increasingly fear for their physical safety on the streets. Reported
sex crimes increased by 61 percent between 2007 and 2016. Meanwhile a rise
in gang violence among men the number of victims injured by gunshots
increased by 50 percent between 2004 and 2016 indirectly affects the
safety of women. Police admit that rape cases are piling up without being
investigated because resources are being drained by gang violence and
... Torgny Söderberg, head of the
investigation section at the Stockholm police, confirmed the problem on
SVT, acknowledging that homicides and attempted homicides draw resources
away from rape investigations. ...
... In 2016, only eleven percent
of reported rapes were prosecuted, a decrease from twenty percent in 2014.
Previous studies (by now more than a decade old) have shown a
large overrepresentation of immigrants, particularly from patriarchal
societies in the Middle East and North Africa, among the suspects of sex
crimes in Sweden. Overrepresentation of immigrants has been even higher
when it comes to group rapes, especially with three or more assailants. ...
A similar study, conducted in 2005, showed an even higher
overrepresentation of immigrants among sex crime suspects, by then up to
5.1 times as likely as Swedes to commit rape ...
... However, the
exact link between sex crimes and immigration is not known, since the
Swedish government will not update its statistics, and the data, which are
still being collected, have not been made available to the public. ...
But open discussion of this subject is thwarted by taboos.
Xenophobic movements in and outside Sweden use immigrant rapes as a
political weapon to generalize about immigrants, which has made it an
understandably sensitive topic. This has added to concerns that
multiculturalism is tarnished and created a dilemma for Swedish politicians
confronted with a choice between progressive orthodoxies about the benefits
of multicultural diversity and the feminist duty to ensure female welfare
and safety. ...
Meanwhile, police are busy dealing with rising
gang crime. ...
A 2014 report by economist Tino Sanandaji shows
that the number of areas of social exclusion grew from three in 1990, to
more than 180 in 2012. Using a different measure, the Swedish police has
identified 61 so-called "vulnerable areas," where crimes are significantly
affecting the communities. ...
While certain types of crime, such
as manslaughter and car theft, have declined over time, recent studies show
that Sweden has four to five times as many fatal gun crimes as Norway and
Germany. Between 2014 and 2016, police authorities handled more than 100
cases involving hand grenades, an astonishing figure that makes Sweden
stand out among countries not at war.
Immigration chain migration
Number of relatives of British nationals allowed to live in UK plummets
Independent, 9 October 2017.
The number of foreigners granted the right to live with their
relatives in the UK has plummeted in the past decade, The Independent can
Analysis of immigration statistics shows the number of
children, partners and dependant relatives able to remain permanently in
the UK through a "grant of settlement" has declined by 73 per cent since
Family members being granted entry clearance visas, which
they must obtain in order to move to Britain to apply for settlement, have
also dropped falling from 70,119 in 2006 to just 38,119 last year,
marking an decrease of 46 per cent. ...
Amid the decline in family
members being granted the right to live with their loved ones in the UK,
the number of applications has also fallen but not at the same rate.
While applicants had an 83 per cent chance of being granted a visa in 2006,
they had a 72 per cent chance last year.
Experts said the fall in
applications can be explained by policies introduced by the Government to
deter people from applying, in a bid to reduce immigration numbers. New
measures include a rise in the income threshold for the British relative
and an increase in application fees, leading to a more bureaucratic process
now in place.
A policy change in 2012, which saw the period one had
to live in the UK before applying for a permanent residency increase from
two years to five years, will also have contributed to the steep decline in
grants of settlement, which has plummeted by 77 per cent since the change
Pakistani women are living in 'entirely different society' and are 'shockingly badly integrated' in Britain says official audit
MailOnline, 9 October
Pakistani women living in the UK are 'shockingly badly integrated',
a Cabinet Office survey is set to reveal.
The findings of the UK's
first disparity audit, published in full on Tuesday, hope to shed better
light on how people from different backgrounds are treated in regards to
their access to healthcare, education, employment and the criminal justice
For women of Pakistani origin, the audit has revealed a
particularly 'shocking' situation.
A source close to the Cabinet
Office told The Sunday Times: 'Other communities have integrated very well,
but the audit shows that Pakistani women who don't speak English or go out
to work are living in an entirely different society and are shockingly
Crime sexual abuse of children
Grooming gangs 'are abusing girls across the country', victims and investigators warn
Independent, 9 October 2017.
Grooming gangs across the country are repeating the horrific abuse
exposed in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and most recently Newcastle, victims
and investigators have warned.
There are mounting calls for
nationwide action to combat sexual exploitation, with authorities accused
of playing catch-up after ignoring victims "for decades and decades".
Sammy Woodhouse, who was abused as a teenager by the Rotherham
ringleader Arshid "Mad Ash" Hussain and has waived her right to anonymity,
said abuse was underway "all over the country".
"It's an issue for
every town and city, more people are being failed," she told The
Independent. "I'm hearing a lot of new complaints from survivors.
"Some are saying they have been to the police and didn't get taken
seriously, others are getting support.
"But I think the Government
is still trying to play this down and make out it's not a major issue
they are not doing enough."
Her calls for action came as
figures show that in Bradford 1,153 referrals were made to its child sexual
exploitation team in 2016/17 a 62 per cent increase on the year
Authorities behind an investigation that identified
more than 700 women and girls as potential victims of sexual exploitation
in North East England believe the abuse is happening far beyond areas where
perpetrators have been caught.
Pat Ritchie, the chief executive of
Newcastle City Council, said "any area that says it does not have a problem
is simply not looking for it", while chief constable Steve Ashman of
Northumbria Police told The Independent: "I think there's every
likelihood that this is happening in every town and city across the
Dame Vera Baird, victims lead for the Association of
Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), also fears grooming is taking place
Ms Woodhouse said her abusers and all those
reported to her by other victims were from Muslim backgrounds.
"Nobody is saying that all Muslims commit abuse, but by saying it's
not an issue you're silencing the victims," she added. ...
from a wide range of nationalities, races and religions have been
prosecuted as part of grooming gangs but the prevalence of abusers from
Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds has been a point of controversy.
Ms Woodhouse was outraged by the sacking of Rotherham MP Sarah
Champion from the Shadow Cabinet over a newspaper article in her name that
claimed "Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and
exploiting white girls".
Multiculturalism Is Splintering the West
Gatestone Institute, 9 October 2017.
The European Union's official statistics on terrorism are
"In 2016, a total of 142 failed, foiled and completed
attacks were reported by eight EU Member States. More than half (76) of
them were reported by the United Kingdom. France reported 23 attacks, Italy
17, Spain 10, Greece 6, Germany 5, Belgium 4 and the Netherlands 1 attack.
142 victims died in terrorist attacks, and 379 were injured in the EU.
1,002 persons were arrested for terrorist offences in
2016".These countries all tried to integrate Muslim
communities, but all came to the same dead end. "As long as that continues,
the failure of integration will pose a mortal threat to Europe", the Wall
Street Journal wrote after a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in
Manchester. According to a new book by the French reporter Alexandre
Mendel, Partition: Chronique de la sécession islamiste en
France ("Partition: A Chronicle of the Islamist Secession in
France"), multiculturalism is leading to the separation of European
It is also leading to constant waves of terror attacks.
Last August, on a single day, Islamists killed 20 Europeans in Barcelona
and Finland. A month later, they slaughtered two girls in Marseille, and in
Birmingham a Shiite boy was brutally wounded. That is the deadly harvest of
Europe's multiculturalism. ...
There is an "increasingly permanent
chain of 'suspended communities' nesting within nations throughout the
West", the American historian Andrew Michta recently wrote.
emergence of these enclaves, reinforced by elite policies of
multiculturalism, group identity politics, and the deconstruction of
Western heritage, has contributed to the fracturing of Western European
It is one of the great ironies
of multiculturalism: five European NATO members are now fighting in
Afghanistan against the Taliban who enslave women, while in Europe the same
thing is taking place in our own ghettos.
polygamy has increased, along with female genital mutilation (500,000 cases
across Europe). Multiculturalism is, in fact, based on the legalization of
a parallel sharia society, which is founded on the rejection of Western
values, above all equality and freedom.
In addition, the fear of
"offending" Islamic minorities has been leading to wishful blindness. ...
Under multiculturalism, anti-Semitism has also skyrocketed,
especially in France. The French weekly L'Express just devoted an
entire issue to the "new malaise of the French Jews".
Racism implicit bias, discrimination, false science, USA
The False 'Science' of Implicit Bias
Heather Mac Donald
Wall Street Journal, 9 October 2017.
Few academic ideas have been as eagerly absorbed into public
discourse lately as "implicit bias." Embraced by Barack Obama, Hillary
Clinton and most of the press, implicit bias has spawned a
multimillion-dollar consulting industry, along with a movement to remove
the concept of individual agency from the law. Yet its scientific basis is
Implicit-bias theory burst onto the academic scene in
1998 with the rollout of an instrument called the implicit association
test, the brainchild of social psychologists Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin
Banaji. A press release trumpeted the IAT as a breakthrough in prejudice
Not only did they confidently assert that any
differences in sorting times for black and white faces flowed from
unconscious prejudice, they claimed that the implicit bias allegedly
measured by the IAT could predict discriminatory behavior. In the final
link of their causal chain, they argued that this unconscious and pervasive
predilection to discriminate is a powerful cause of racial disparities.
If these sweeping claims were correct, every personnel decision
could be challenged as the product of implicit bias. The pressure to
guarantee equality of outcome through quotas would grow stronger. ...
Mr. Greenwald and Ms. Banaji now admit that the IAT does not
predict "biased behavior" in the lab. (No one has even begun to test its
connection to real-world behavior.) The psychometric problems associated
with the race IAT make it "problematic to use to classify persons as likely
to engage in discrimination," they wrote, along with a third co-author, in
Nevertheless, the idea of implicit bias has marched
through American institutions. This summer nearly 200 CEOs signed a pledge
to pack their employees off to implicit-bias training, part of an
economywide diversity initiative championed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...
President Obama sent federal law-enforcement personnel to
implicit-bias training; many local police departments are doing the same,
spending millions of dollars that could be used instead to improve
officers' tactical and communication skills.
committees routinely have to take the IAT to confront their hidden biases
against minority and female candidates. ...
The need to plumb the
unconscious to explain racial gaps arises for one reason: It is taboo to
acknowledge that socioeconomic disparities might be caused by intergroup
differences in cultural values, family structure, interests or abilities.
Border controls EU migrants
Face scans at the border to keep track of EU migrants after Brexit
Sunday Telegraph, 8 October 2017.
A controversial requirement to fingerprint EU nationals who want to
work in the UK after Brexit has been dropped from a forthcoming immigration
Instead ministers will require EU visitors to the UK
to their faces scanned if they want to stay and work in the UK, The Sunday
Telegraph can disclose.
The news will ease concerns of critics that
EU nationals might feel they were being criminalised if they were finger
printed for trying to work legally in the UK.
An immigration white
paper is due to be published in coming weeks by the Government.
Immigration abroad Hungary, EU
'They're HYPOCRITES' Hungarian minister BLASTS Brussels for 'failing' migrant policy
Sunday Express, 8 October 2017.
European Union member states need to admit the obligatory migrant
quota system is a failure or face dissent, Hungarian foreign minister Peter
He told RT: "It's obvious that the migratory
policy of the European Union was a failure so far. The obligatory quota
system is a total dead-end street.
"At least Central Europe was
honest about it but those Western European friends of ours, who praise the
decision very loudly and bash us very loudly, have completed to quota up to
25 per cent. So basically no one complied with the decision of the European
He continued: "It's a matter of hypocrisy, of
political correctness instead of being honest and straight to the problem.
"This is actually against European regulations and European laws
because the decision to impose quotas takes away the right of member states
to make their own decision on who to let enter their countries and who not
to let in."
Hungarian President Victor Orbán accused EU
Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker of trying to turn Hungary into an
"immigrant country" using "violence." ...
He wrote in a letter to
Mr Juncker: "Hungary... is not an immigrant country, does not want to
become an immigrant country and cannot accept being forced to change this.
"The interpretation of the principle of solidarity described in
your letter is, in essence, the transformation of Hungary into an immigrant
country, against the will of the Hungarian citizens."
Extremism Europe, UK
Europe receives a wake-up call in the battle to counter extremism
The National, 8 October 2017.
Europe is preoccupied with the terror hotspots where mass killings
hog the headlines, but there is a broader battle with extremist ideology
that stretches across the northern hemisphere.
The security forces
have well-established, if imperfect, co-ordination to combat terrorism. The
task of co-operating to confront radicalisation has been dangerously
overlooked for decades.
A wake-up call that deserves wider notice
was delivered last week in a comprehensive survey of initiatives from
Tajikistan to Canada and from Norway to Spain.
The report was
written for the Organisation of Security Cooperation in Europe. The
organisation, better known for Cold War co-operation and Balkan
peacekeeping, has struggled to rise to the challenge posed by Islamist
In commissioning Peter Neumann, the King's College
London expert in radicalisation, the OSCE has opened a window of
opportunity to fight the problem at a new level.
That the body has
recognised it can embrace thinking trail-blazed elsewhere must be welcomed.
In particular the United Arab Emirates has pioneered an approach that makes
tackling violent extremism distinct from countering terrorism. ...
At a time of flux the failures in the European response to
extremism are easy to find. ...
One of the worst hotspots for
European terrorism has been Britain, which has been all at sea with its
efforts to counter violent extremism.
For years ideologues found a
haven in Britain to organise among Muslim communities. As Al Qaeda hardmen
returned from Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, many openly
boasted of a covenant of protection with the UK security services. In other
words they were allowed to organise as long as they navigated criminal law
Much later a pivotal opportunity was lost when the
government failed to publish an investigation into the role of the Muslim
Brotherhood, completed by senior officials in 2015.
year, Theresa May promised to set up an official Commission for Countering
Extremism to oversee the official response to radicalisation. It has
advertised for a commissioner to lead its establishment phase. Already
behind the scenes it is becoming clear the absence of guidance from the
2015 report is a founding flaw. ...
The new commission is dogged
by concerns that it will be yet another fig leaf for action.
Illegal immigration Calais, France, UK
Majority of Calais migrants seek refuge in the UK
ITV, 7 October 2017.
The majority of migrants in Calais head to the French port city
hoping to make it across the Channel to Britain, according to a new survey.
The survey by Auberge des Migrants, found 92.5 % of Calais migrants
want to apply for asylum in the UK.
Of those who seek to come to
Britain, 62% want to come because they have relatives or friends in the UK.
The charity found 15% want to come to Britain to study while a
further 10% seek refuge in the UK as they believe the Dublin regulation
does not apply, although UK is one of the 32 'Dublin states'.
Dublin Regulation establishes the EU Member State responsible for an asylum
Only 6.5% those questioned said they wanted to
stay in France although the majority either did not know about, or were
unwilling, to seek refuge in the reception centres (CAES) around France.
The charity found many migrants were put off applying for asylum in
France as they were frightened of being expelled to Italy or Greece,
countries that believe can not accommodate them properly.
Immigration abroad Poland
Poland Catholics hold controversial prayer day on borders
BBC, 7 October 2017.
Tens of thousands have taken part in a controversial prayer day in
Catholics were encouraged to go to designated points along
the country's borders for a mass rosary prayer for the salvation of Poland
and the world.
Church leaders say the event is purely religious,
but there are concerns it could be seen as endorsing the state's refusal to
let in Muslim migrants.
The feast day marks the anniversary of a
Christian victory over Ottoman Turks at the sea battle of Lepanto in 1571.
Poland, along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, refused to
take part in an EU deal in 2015 to relocate refugees from frontline states
Italy and Greece.
Illegal immigration Irish border
Border could be used as 'back door' by immigrants after Brexit, Ahern warns
Irish Independent, 6 October 2017.
The Border could become a "back door" for immigration into the UK
post-Brexit which the British government will ultimately move to deal with,
former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has warned.
Mr Ahern signalled London
could look to harden the Border in the coming years, even after the UK's EU
withdrawal is completed.
With immigration such a big issue in the
Brexit campaign and referendum, Britain will, in the years to come, start
to look much more closely at the Border "when they see the abuses that will
be happening", he said.
"You're going to get people [coming] in
here, hopefully not in huge numbers, and they will use it as a back door
from other places," Mr Ahern told a conference organised by Dublin City
University's Brexit Institute.
"Let's be honest about it. Wouldn't
you be an awful eejit if you were trying to get into the EU and you
He said Britain would then start to take note that there
were people crossing the Border that were not British or Irish.
Migrants find new back door to Britain: Group are pictured trying to jump aboard lorries arriving at quiet port 200 miles down the coast from Calais
Daily Mail, 6 October 2017.
These are the migrants who have found a new way to get into
Two hundred miles up the coast from the towering fences
and high security at Calais, they have begun to gather outside the quiet
port of Ouistreham in Normandy.
And yesterday they were seen
pouncing on lorries that were headed for the docks. ...
migrants are a part of a group of about 100 young men from Sudan and
Eritrea who live in a makeshift camp in woodland a mile-and-a-half from the
Crime prostitution, fake passports
Sex-trafficking couple used prostitution to put daughter through private school
Daily Telegraph, 6 October 2017.
A former couple helped fund their child's private education by
trafficking women into a "sexual conveyor belt" of prostitution.
Malaysian Hong Chin, 45, ran a pit bull dog breeding kennel on a
country estate in Esher, Surrey, where his ex-partner Li Wei Gao, 44, lived
in a converted barn with their daughter.
At the same time, the pair
raked in more than £100,000 through the trade in trafficking women for
sex work until the operation was shut down by Sussex Police. ...
The pair were helped by Chin's then-lover, Ting Li Lu, 47, who he
lived with in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, jurors heard.
trial at the Old Bailey, all three defendants were found guilty of
conspiracy to control prostitution for gain between February 2013 and June
2015. They were also convicted of plotting to traffic for sexual
exploitation into the UK between March and June 2015. ...
a fake British passport and went by various different names including
Ricky, Goon Saw and Ken.
His Chinese ex-partner used a false
passport in the name of Xin Pan and also was known by the alias Jassica,
the court heard.
Immigration abroad Poland
'Forcing Migrants on Nations Will Mean the End of the EU': Polish President
Breitbart, 6 October 2017.
Brussels' insistence on ordering European Union (EU) nations to
accept third world migrants could lead to the bloc's break-up, Poland's
president Andrzej Duda has warned.
The EU principle of unity, Duda
told a press conference Thursday, "must come down to the fact that we work
together ... we do not try to force other states to act against their own
interests and against the interests of their people."
we don't agree to being dictated to, with regards to the quota system and
forcing migrants to move to Poland, against our people's will," he
stressed, speaking after talks with Bulgarian president Rumen Radev.
Duda added that Poland and Bulgaria share the "same and
unequivocal" position on how Europe should deal with the migrant crisis,
stating both countries believe the bloc should protect its borders, and
provide aid to refugees close to their homelands. ...
Bulgaria and ourselves, preventing illegal immigration by maintaining an
efficient, tightly guarded EU border, that cannot be easily crossed is one
of the most important tasks to be undertaken," he said. ...
Poland has reported that, with a 50 million contribution announced
last month, Warsaw is the largest donor so far to the European Investment
Bank's Economic Resilience Initiative, which aids refugees living in
nations including Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria, Albania, and
Employment low-skilled EU migrants
Britain 'doesn't need any more low-skilled workers from Europe': Think tanks says businesses wanted free-for-all so they could continue using cheap labour
Daily Mail, 5 October 2017.
Britain does not need more low-skilled EU migrants as there is no
evidence they are leaving the country, a new report has concluded.
An analysis by a respected think-tank found claims by business that
it was imperative to have a 'free-for-all' of foreign workers were 'greatly
In reality, firms wanted an 'ever-growing quantity of
cheap labour' so they could continue to provide 'low pay, poor conditions
and little flexibility', said Migration Watch.
The study also
pointed out that employers were being subsidised by taxpayers to employ EU
The working age benefit bill for workers from the
27-nation bloc was £4.4 billion in 2014-15 or £12 million
Migration Watch carried out the research using official data
following claims that a significant reduction in net migration will be a
'catastrophe' for UK businesses. ...
The Office for National
Statistics said that overall more than 3.4 million workers aged 16 to 64
working in Britain were foreign 11 per cent of the workforce. Of
these, 2.2 million are from the EU. ...
The report said the stock
of EU workers in the UK could be maintained with zero net migration because
those who leave could be replaced by others without adding to the figure.
'In effect, this would amount to one in, one out,' said the
It said that despite record employment rates for
UK-born workers, there were still more than 1.5 million unemployed and 1
million part-time staff who could not find a full-time job.
Green of Deddington, chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 'The Government
must insist that claims that we need an endless flow of workers from the EU
to fill lower-skilled jobs are gone over with a fine toothcomb.
'Highly skilled workers are, of course, valuable but some employers
have been making huge profits from cheap labour, leaving the rest of
society to cope with the consequences for housing, public services and the
cost of in-work benefits.
'Brexit must put a stop to this.'
Crime illegal immigration
Bosses laughing off Home Office penalties for employing illegal workers
Mirror, 5 October 2017.
Back in the summer, I told how some bosses have a simple tactic
when slapped with a Home Office penalty for employing illegal immigrant
workers they just don't pay it. ...
Here's another bunch who
have been at it:
*Mohammad Wasim Tayyab, 42, and Muhammad Aleem
Tayyab, 44, of East London. Two Home Office raids discovered a total of
eight illegal workers at their Indian restaurant company, Tayyab & Sons
The first visit resulted in a £50,000 penalty, the second
in another for £45,000, neither of which has been paid.
Miah, 44, of Worthing, West Sussex. Never paid a £45,000 penalty after
three illegal workers were discovered by Home Office immigration officers
at his company, Jaipur Restaurant (Worthing) Limited.
26, of Dewsbury, West Yorks. Never paid £30,000 for employing two
illegal workers at Ma Hair Limited.
*Bunyamin Hurum, 29, of
Uxbridge, Middlesex. Never paid £15,000 for employing one illegal
worker at his business BH Catering Limited.
Bansal, 70, of Ilford, London. Never paid £40,000 for employing four
illegal workers at Imperial Windows & Doors Limited.
Ahmed, 38, of Basingstoke, Hampshire. Never paid £20,000 for employing
two illegal workers at her company H&B Restaurant Limited.
these directors have since been banned from running limited companies for
six or seven years, which I suppose is some sort of sanction, but doesn't
it make a mockery of the Home Office penalties if they're so routinely
Immigration abroad Switzerland
Swiss Government Admits It Does Not Know True Identities of 90 Per Cent of Asylum Seekers
Breitbart, 5 October 2017.
Swiss national councillor Simonetta Sommaruga has revealed that the
problem of asylum seekers arriving into the country with no papers is so
extensive the government does not know the true identities of nine out of
According to Sommaruga, between January 1, 2006, and
December 31, 2016, Switzerland saw a total of 151,300 asylum seekers
register in the country under false identities. The figures come after
Swiss People's Party politician Barbara Steinemann made the government
concede that as many as 96 per cent of underage asylum seekers had no form
of identification, Basler Zeitung reports.
that some of the blame falls under the fact that names in Arabic can be
spelt differently making it look like there were multiple people whilst
there was just one individual. Whilst she downplayed the idea of asylum
seekers purposely using fake identities, there is nothing in Swiss law to
prosecute or bring criminal charges against asylum seekers using fake
When Steinman asked how many asylum seekers with fake
identities had achieved asylum, Sommaruga said that only asylum seekers
with confirmed identities received full asylum though 60,573 were
given temporary permits.
In 2015, Switzerland saw 77 per cent of
migrants arrive without papers and in 2016 the figure jumped to 81 per
cent. When asked how many of the cases had been resolved and the migrants
identified, Sommaruga said in 2015 only 4,091 were identified out of 39,523
and in 2016 only 2,706 migrants out of 27,207.
... In Germany, an
estimated 80 per cent of migrants have come into the country without
identification, many claiming to be underage.
Illegal immigration children
The real Theresa May: How the PM tried to introduce immigration checks in schools
Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj
politics.co.uk, 5 October 2017.
Since last year, new government rules have meant that schools
across England have been collecting data on the country of birth and
nationality of their pupils. ...
What looked at first like a badly
thought-out policy soon became something more sinister. It was revealed
that the Department for Education had made an agreement to pass on details
of 1,500 children a month to the Home Office for immigration enforcement.
This arrangement was actually a watered-down version of a far more
draconian project initiated by May when she was home secretary.
2015, then education secretary Nicky Morgan wrote to David Cameron to warn
against Home Office plans for undocumented children. Published extracts of
Morgan's letter made it clear that May wanted schools to carry out
immigration checks on pupils and put the children of undocumented migrants
to the back of the queue when it came to admissions. ...
wasn't successful in pushing through those changes, the collection of
nationality data started shortly afterwards.
Thanks to pressure
from campaigners like Against Borders for Children, the government
confirmed earlier this year that information about nationality would no
longer be passed to the Home Office and parents who previously provided the
information would have the right to retract it. ...
In 2012, it
was estimated that there were 120,000 undocumented children in the UK. But
between 2012 and 2015 only around 15% of them were regularised or left the
Immigration abroad civil liberties, free speech, USA
BLM protesters shut down ACLU free speech event
Campus Reform, 5 October 2017.
Black Lives Matter protesters shut down an American Civil Liberties
Union discussion on free speech at the College of William and Mary last
week before it even began.
"Students and the First Amendment,"
co-sponsored by William and Mary's Alma Mater Productions (AMP) and the
ACLU, styled itself as "an open discussion of the rights of college
students" and an opportunity to learn "more about what our individual
rights and liberties are."
The September 27 event featured Claire
Guthrie Gastañaga, the executive director of the Virginia chapter of
the ACLU, as a guest speaker.
The ACLU states that its mission is
"to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to
every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United
States," and while it has opposed numerous Trump Administration policies,
it has also drawn criticism from the left for its support of First
Amendment rights for all citizens, including white nationalists.
Moments after Gastañaga began speaking, 14 members of the
college's BLM chapter filed into the front of the room, some dressed in
black clothes. ...
After ten minutes of continued chanting, the
hosts cancelled the event. ...
The protesters continued shouting
for almost an hour until all but a few attendees had left the room. After
livestreaming the protest on its Facebook page, "Black Lives Matter
W&M" took responsibility for disruption, writing, "Tonight, we shut
down an event at William & Mary."
Immigration abroad France
French philosopher: Whether we like it or not, we're in a state of civil war
Westmonster, 5 October 2017.
Damien Le Guay, a respected French philosopher, has said that by
refusing to acknowledge we are in a state of civil war with radical Islam,
we are aggravating the situation and slammed leaders' responses to a wave
of continued terror attacks.
Writing in La Figaro, Le Guay says:
"When we see that such attacks are repeated regularly in our territory and
are perpetrated by nationals, are we entitled to recognise ourselves in a
sort of civil war that does not mention its name? When victims are tricked
at random and all murderers act in the name of Islam, are we not in a state
of war on our territory?"
"Not to recognise this 'civil war'
against us, between us, rather than improve the situation, aggravates it.
The euphemism also kills. Our policies, by naivety, lack of courage or lack
of lucidity, refuse the evidence. Consequently, in order not to take stock
of the situation, they are procrastinating. Rather than healing our
national fabric, they let the problems escalate. The rejection of Islam
continues to increase in Europe."
Illegal Somali immigrant is convicted of killing a man in the street before trying to activate the deportation order he had dodged four years before in the hope he would be flown
MailOnline, 4 October 2017.
A Somali immigrant has been found guilty of stabbing a handyman to
death then volunteering to be deported back to his home country to evade
Drug dealer Mohammed Abdillahi and his friends attacked
Augustus Fenton like a pack of 'wild animals' on the afternoon of March 28
as children walked home from school, the Old Bailey heard.
Following a trial, he was convicted of Mr Fenton's manslaughter and
wounding his brother with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. ...
The day after the attack in Featherstone Road, Abdillahi contacted
immigration authorities and asked to be flown back to Somalia, only to be
arrested a week later.
Mr Glasgow told jurors that three of
Abdillahi's friends had been identified as playing a part in the violence,
but police had been unable to find them.
The 25-year-old defendant,
who was served deportation papers in 2013, had denied murder and wounding
but pleaded guilty to violent disorder.
Immigration abroad European Union
EU: 'Illegal Migrants in Morocco Have European Union Refugee Rights'
Breitbart, 4 October 2017.
The European Court of Human Rights has made a landmark ruling that
migrants who cross border fences which are still outside European Union
territory have 'rights as refugees' meaning Spanish authorities will
no longer be allowed to return illegal immigrants to Morocco who storm
border fences at the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
was set following the ruling of two cases of illegal African migrants who
were returned by Spanish border guards to Morocco after crossing the border
fence in Melilla despite the migrants technically still being in
Moroccan territory at the time of their apprehension, reports Die
In the case of 'N.D. and N.T. vs Spain', the Strasbourg
judges ruled in favour of two migrants from Mali and the Ivory Coast who
were, on two occasions, directly arrested by the Spanish border police and
handed over to Moroccan authorities at the Melilla border in 2014.
The judges condemned Spain for not giving the illegal immigrants
access to lawyers or interpreters or allowing them to make complaints to
Spain. The Court determined there was "no doubt" these actions amounted to
'prohibited illegal deportations', and both migrants were awarded
This could mean that migrants will not only have
EU human rights once on European soil, but in any territory where EU
authorities have control in a border area.
The human rights NGO has
also stated it has been taking similar litigation against what it calls
"illegal push-backs" in Ceuta (another Spanish enclave bordering Morocco),
Idomeni (at the Greek-Macedonian border), and reception centres in Greece.
Crime police officers
Crooked police officers JAILED over plot to steal and sell drugs
Birmingham Mail, 3 October 2017.
Two former West Midlands Police officers have been jailed for
plotting to steal and sell drugs.
Wahid Husman and Tahsib Majid,
both constables, used their positions to access confidential police
intelligence systems to carry out the offences. ...
men; Imran Rehman, Asam Qayum, Shazad Mushtaq, Akeem Rasab and Imaan
Haidri, were also jailed on Monday after they also admitted to a number of
offences in connection with the investigation.
Running sore of 'Stop Funding Hate' continues
The Scotsman, 3 October 2017.
The "Stop Funding Hate" campaign to drive advertising out of the
Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express because of their positions on Brexit and
immigration might not be making much of a dent in those titles' fortunes,
but it's causing problems for campaign supporters.
Last month Evans
Cycles said it backed SFH and would not pay for advertising which appeared
on the papers' websites, because they did not fit with their "core values".
It turned out the company did not book adverts with the papers, so there
was little funding to stop. Now it emerges that the affront to Evans' "core
values" did not extend to their support for Sun publisher News UK's cycle
to work scheme.
And last week, senior figures at Impress, the
alternative press regulator funded by the family of shamed motor racing
tycoon Max Mosley and supported by the Hacked Off pressure group, were
criticised after a probe upheld complaints about their social media
endorsements for SFH.
Immigration abroad Germany
New "walls" now divide Germany, president says
Reuters, 3 October 2017.
Germany's Sept. 24 national election has shown the country is
divided by new, less visible "walls", President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
said on Tuesday, the anniversary of German reunification. ...
Steinmeier said Germany needed an honest discussion about
immigration - the issue that fuelled the rise of the AfD after Merkel's
2015 decision to leave German borders open to around 1 million refugees,
mostly fleeing war in the Middle East.
He called for discussion
about how much migration Germany wants, and needs, adding that this could
mean new guidelines.
"In my view, this means not simply wishing
away migration but ... defining legal admission to Germany, which regulates
and controls migration by our stipulations," he said.
Immigration abroad chain migration, USA
Chain Migration of Potentially 19M Foreign Nationals Would Follow Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
Breitbart, 3 October 2017.
A plan to give a pathway to United States citizenship to young
illegal aliens living in the U.S. would automatically come with a
potentially unprecedented chain migration of upwards of 10 million foreign
nationals, under current legal U.S. immigration law.
Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary Michael Dougherty admitted in a
Senate hearing that President Trump's administration supports giving
amnesty to potentially 3.3 million young illegal aliens, 800,000 of whom
are currently shielded by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA) program. ...
The Migration Policy Institute
estimates that under the DREAM Act, only 1.5 million illegal aliens of the
3.3 million eligible would be placed on a pathway to U.S. citizenship.
Under the current legal U.S. immigration system, newly naturalized
U.S. citizens are able to sponsor their foreign relatives and bring them to
the U.S. ...
If the number of amnestied illegal aliens who gain a
pathway to citizenship under an immigration deal were to rise to the full
3.3 million who would be eligible for DREAM Act amnesty, and if each
brought in three to six foreign family members, the chain migration flow
could range from 9.9 million to 19.8 million foreign nationals coming to
Immigration abroad Germany
Psychiatrist Warns of 'Time Bomb' in Germany: 'Today's Migrants Are Not Integrable'
Breitbart, 3 October 2017.
A psychiatrist has warned that Germany faces a "time bomb" as a
result of the mass migration of young men who have "crazy potential for
"This is a time bomb," Christian Peter Dogs said of
the decision to open Germany's borders, in an appearance on the Peter
Hahne talkshow on ZDF last month, explaining that psychiatry has found
people's temperament and personality are usually fixed by the age of 12.
Stating that migrants "can't just 'be taught' to understand our
values", he said that classes on how to behave in Germany were unlikely to
have much effect, adding: "You have to accept that."
people who have crazy potential for aggression because they have grown up
surrounded by war. They have learned to fight and don't even know the
meaning of living harmoniously," said Dogs.
On the Peter
Hahne show episode the topic of which was "the power of fear"
the psychiatrist said the biggest mistake politicians are making
now, with regards to the migrant influx, is their response to voters'
concerns on the issue.
People are "neither 'far right' nor anything
else", he said, noting how critics of mass migration have been pathologised
as "bad" and "far right", whilst reports of problems with regards to the
newcomers' behaviour have been suppressed.
Dogs, who directs the
Max-Grundig psychosomatic clinic in Bühlerhöhe, said people are
"genuinely afraid and feeling insecure", reporting that his clinic treats a
large number of people suffering from severe anxiety disorders who feel too
afraid to leave their homes since the flood of migrants.
people feel completely betrayed by politics," the psychiatrist said,
stressing: "It is vital that politicians take citizens' fears seriously,
because fear is a natural emotion that we are pre-programmed to feel, and
politicians are not supposed to lead us into danger."
when more than a million migrants entered Germany at the invitation of
Chancellor Angela Merkel, the government has embarked on a war against
online "hate speech", with police conducting raids on the homes of people
suspected of posting comments critical of migrants to social media.
The crackdown on free speech has not been without controversy,
however, with the government receiving criticism after its partnership with
former Stasi informant Anetta Kahane was revealed.
Knabe, a Stasi expert and academic who specialises in Communist political
oppression, was amongst voices who slammed the government for working with
Kahane, saying she was unfit to lead any task force charged with censoring
Multiculturalism political correctness
To BCE or not to BCE? Common era of BC and AD appears to be over
Daily Telegraph, 2 October 2017.
Schools across England are swapping BC and AD with BCE and CE over
fears the terms could offend Christians, it has been claimed.
number of authorities have already adopted the policy, while several more
are reported to be considering making the switch from the traditional to
the more politically-correct chronological form compulsory. ...
Schools in Essex already follow a syllabus which states, "BCE and
CE are now used in order to show sensitivity to those who are not
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey told
The Mail on Sunday, 'I have never met a Muslim or Jewish leader who is
offended by the Gregorian calendar' while leading Imam Ibrahim Mogra said:
"I don't believe it causes Muslims offence."
Their remarks were
echoed by a spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews, who said:
"I don't think anyone would mind if in mainstream schools they use BC and
Immigration abroad terrorism, Islam, France
Man shot dead at Marseille train station after killing two women in 'terror' attack
Daily Telegraph, 2 October 2017.
Terror returned to France on Sunday as a man shouting "Allahu
Akbar" (God is greatest) killed two women in a frenzied knife attack at
Marseille's main railway station before being shot dead by soldiers.
The two victims were aged 17 and 20, police said.
claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the group's Amaq news
The attacker, reportedly aged about 20, was armed with two
butcher's knives, police said.
He was known to the authorities for
theft, drug dealing and other crimes but had not been flagged as a
potential terrorist. ...
France has been hit by a string of
terrorist attacks, most of which have been claimed by the so-called Islamic
France remains under a state of emergency declared
after the Paris attacks in November 2015.
Politics immigration, multiculturalism, UKIP
Ukip's new leader says UK being 'buried' by Islam and 'swamped' by multiculturalism
Independent, 1 October 2017.
The UK is being "buried" by Islam and "swamped" by
multiculturalism, Ukip's new leader Henry Bolton has said.
little-known one-time Liberal Democrat and army officer used his first
speech as leader to claim that public services are being overwhelmed by
Following his surprise win over bookies'
favourite and anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters, Mr Bolton took to
the stage at the party conference in Torquay to say he was "proud to be
In a question and answer session, he said people have
little say in the way in which their communities are being transformed by
"We presently have a net immigration that equates to
the population of Wolverhampton or Hull every year," he said.
"Immigration is overwhelming our public services, housing and
"Doctors' surgeries are being closed, police numbers
are being cut, and crime is increasing, multiculturalism is swamping or
displacing our own British culture.
"This does not create the
optimistic, confident nation that we all wish to be." ...
stopped short of calling for a cap on immigration, which Ukip has
Instead, the party's fourth leader in the past
year called for an Australian-style points based system for those wishing
to come to the UK.
He said: "Immigration is overwhelming our public
services, which themselves are being slashed 25 per cent off the
police for example, in some cases nearly 50 per cent off local government.
"Housing and communities are being overwhelmed, it is harming our
own culture, traditions and way of life.
"We must demand that our
own concerns about our own British culture are heard and that feeds into
our policy on immigration."
Speaking to reporters ahead of the
speech, Mr Bolton said: "Anybody who says put a figure on (immigration) is
actually being entirely unrealistic and trying to paint politicians like me
into a corner that gives you a nice thing to hang a comment on, but you're
not going to get it from me because actually we need to be a lot more
practical and operational about it."
Three in four British jihadists have had links to non-violent Islamist groups before committing terror attacks
MailOnline, 1 October 2017.
Three in four jihadists in Britain have links to non-violent
Islamist groups before they go on to join terror groups, a new report has
Researchers looked at the lives of 113 men and women who
had joined jihadist groups from the 1980s onwards.
per cent of the jihadists were found to have had links to Islamist
organisations or others with an extremist ideology, researchers at the Tony
Blair Institute for Global Change found.
The report, seen by The
Times, calls for authorities monitor the groups more closely. And it
identifies six individuals who have shaped the jihadist movement in the UK.
They include hate preachers Anjem Choudary, Abu Hamza, Abdullah
el-Faisal, Hani al-Sibai, Omar Bakri Mohammed and Abu Qatada.
research also found that men are less likely to be radicalised online than
'At least 44 per cent of our sample of women were partly
radicalised online, for half of whom there were no known Islamist links in
person,' the report read.
'In contrast, only four per cent of men
in our sample had an online element noted in their radicalisation.'
Of the sample studied, 58 per cent of men spent time in prison and
most had been jailed for jihadist crimes.
Seven served time in
young offender institutions while at least four were radicalised while in
'Many are well-educated,' the report said. 'Thirty-one per
cent started a degree, and over half of these studied Stemm [Science,
Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine] subjects.'
A third of
the sample studied humanities or social sciences. Just four had read
Islamic Studies and five were dropouts.
Crime racism, Muslims
'White girls are filthy': Wives of Asian men jailed for raping vulnerable British girls reveal why they blame the victims
Mail on Sunday, 1
I am meeting the wives of three men convicted of a terrible crime
of grooming and raping dozens of white girls. ...
reports of a gang of Pakistani-British sexual predators in Rotherham first
emerged in 2011, there has been a string of horrific cases: in Rochdale,
Peterborough, Bristol, Aylesbury and at least 20 other towns across the
Even now white girls, many from troubled homes, are being
violated by men who profess to be good Muslims. Such are the explosive
racial and religious implications that, to our shame, many refuse to face
Look at what happened to Sarah Champion, Labour MP for
Rotherham, who was sacked from the shadow front bench for saying just this.
Or take the case of Amina Lone, a Muslim councillor from Birmingham, who
rightly defended Champion but was then told she cannot stand for
Yes, sexual predators come from all classes and races.
However, in organised group rapes, such as those in Rotherham and Rochdale,
the issues of race and ethnicity are undeniable. They must be addressed.
As a female British-Muslim writer, I am deeply troubled by the
Muslim men who work in packs and entrap and ravage young white girls and
Yet, painful as it is to say, it became clear, too,
that the men are not alone in blaming the victims. ...
and Nila were prepared to condemn the abuse without reservation. The
others, it seemed, privately blamed the girls and even their parents. It
became clear they had a very confused sense of morality.
fought back, saying: 'You know our girls are raped by uncles, fathers,
brothers and imams. My neighbour's daughter had a baby when she was 12. It
was her uncle. They blamed her. Sent her to Pakistan. We don't see the
But later, at a separate meeting, I encountered Suju, the
wife of another jailed groomer. She was afraid of him but she, too, thinks
white girls are: 'Filthy. How they dress. They have no shame, no fear of
Muslim activists fear talking about the abusers
encourages racism. They may be right. But the grooming gangs are
responsible for much greater racial hostility.