Funeral in Illerkirchberg

I reported yesterday on the knife attack on two schoolgirls in the German town of Illerkirchberg. One of the girls was killed, and the other was severely wounded. The alleged perpetrator of the attack was an Eritrean immigrant.

Based on her name (“Ece”) and the context of the reports, the girl who was killed was an ethnic Turk.

The article below reports on the funeral in Illerkirchberg for the murdered schoolgirl. Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this piece from

Funeral service at the cemetery: The heartbreaking words of Ece’s mother

Jan A. Karon and Pauline Schwarz report from Illerkirchberg.

“She always smiled and was always cheerful” — when Nuray S., the mother of the murdered Ece, utters these words at her daughter’s grave, she breaks down. The loss, grief and anger over the terrible event seem almost impossible for her to cope with. She cries out her pain to the world.

No one at the cemetery can relate to this pain of the mother that tore her heart apart. But the family is not alone. Hundreds of people came to Ece’s funeral at noon Wednesday at the small cemetery in Illerkirchberg.

Before the funeral procession reaches the cemetery, there is a dead silence in the village. Friends, family, classmates; the immediate environment wants to stand by the family in this indescribably difficult time, but also people from Mannheim, Ulm, Stuttgart and other cities have come to say goodbye.

Hundreds of people wear a photo of Ece on their jackets, with the date of her death — the day on which a 27-year-old asylum seeker from Eritrea took the little girl’s life.

It is a moment of grief and anger. A family member finally takes the floor and speaks to the police officers present. The man loudly affirms that he does not want the subject, the crime, to be forgotten. He does not want any politicians to express condolences, but in a few days’ time no one will care about Ece’s death. No one here knows or understands why the little girl had to die.

Meanwhile, Ece’s friends, her family, neighbors and acquaintances have gathered around the grave. Among them are many representatives of the Turkish communities, one of whom gives a moving speech for Ece. The man says in a quivering voice that the Alevi community condemns the heinous act in the strongest possible terms — “we share this deep pain with Ece’s relatives.”

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Knife Jihad in Illerkirchberg

One teenage girl was killed today and another seriously wounded during a knife attack in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

The following reports describe what happened, but do not mention the fact that the alleged perpetrator is an asylum seeker from Eritrea. However, numerous other reports (including this English-language one) do record that salient fact.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Below is an article about the attack from the Berliner Zeitung, also translated by MissPiggy:

In southern Germany

Brutal attack on way to school — Girl (14) dies in hospital

Inconceivable scenes must have taken place in the early hours of the morning in Illerkirchberg, south of Ulm. Bloody attack on innocent children at a school.

What happened: An unknown man attacked and seriously injured two schoolchildren on their way to school in the community of 4,700 inhabitants. Eyewitnesses immediately called the police and the emergency services. The latter treated the two girls, 13 and 14 years old according to previous findings, and took them to a hospital with serious wounds. According to the Ulm police, the children were probably on their way to catch a bus to a neighboring community to attend a secondary school there. The attack on two girls in Illerkirchberg (Alb-Donau district) did not affect a neighboring elementary school, as first thought, according to police. “Contrary to rumors, there was no amok alarm in a school,” a police spokesman said. The perpetrator fled to a residential building. It is not yet clear whether he lives there. Police surrounded the building, stormed it and arrested all residents. “We assume that among them is also the perpetrator,” said a police spokesman. The operation with the help of a special task force was completed, and there was no danger to the population. It is still unclear whether the perpetrator used a weapon and if so, what kind. There is no motive for the crime itself. It is also unclear whether the children and the perpetrator knew each other. The investigation is in full swing.

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The Greening of the Bundeswehr

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Crazy climate plans: Bundeswehr should go “green”!

The Bundeswehr recognizes that war damages the climate and the environment. [They only notice this NOW? What an insight!] But now she is planning the “transformation of the armed forces into a sustainable army.” This should have extinguished the last spark of hope for the military capability of the Bundeswehr.

Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht stumbles from one embarrassing appearance to the next. Now they want finally make a laughingstock out of the Bundeswehr. [Is that still possible after Shotgun Uschi and AKK?] Whether with photovoltaics on barracks roofs, synthetic fuel or “green” stickers for new acquisitions: the Bundeswehr should transform itself. Transform ecologically. “Green” was once only camouflage for the troops — now it should be for the whole troupe. The Bundeswehr should become climate-neutral. [Wouldn’t the outright disbanding of the Bundeswehr be so much simpler? That’s what this boils down to in end, doesn’t it?]

The Bundeswehr would like to use photovoltaic systems to increase its independence from external electricity providers. A look at the current electricity mix is enough to show that photovoltaic systems have hardly generated any energy in the last few days. Only an average of three gigawatt hours were generated at lunchtime, just under two percent of the total. That’s not how you run an army. [Certainly, that’s the way to run an army, especially when your aim is to run the army into the ground.]

Things are looking rosier for synthetic fuel, if you trust government experts. The Bundeswehr’s group of experts agree “that the majority of vehicles can be operated with synthetic fuels in the future.” In fact, synthetic fuels are a thing of the future — and de facto not an option for many means of transport such as cars due to their energy inefficiency.

While the Ministry of Defense is planning the transformation of the Bundeswehr, the huge supply gap continues to widen. However, little has happened since the start of the Russian war in Ukraine and the decided-upon special fund. The Bundeswehr is now even in a worse situation than before. The reason for this is the donations in kind to the Ukrainian army. However, Ms. Lambrecht insists that Germany is defensible. With deficiencies in everything from munitions to personnel and heavy equipment, our soldiers may not be able to defend our country. While Lambrecht blabbers about “green transformation”, the troops haven’t even had ammunition for years. In the Bendlerblock [Ministry of Defense], people apparently no longer know what’s going on in the Bundeswehr.

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The Ingratitude of the Ungrateful

Migrants in Austria have taken to the street to protest the humiliating conditions they are forced to endure in their asylum accommodations.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from eXXpress. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

“Inhumane”: Migrants are now demonstrating against their asylum quarters

The asylum situation in Austria has recently caused a lot of excitement. Because of the “inhumane asylum policy”, the migrants are now taking the floor themselves. A rally and a demonstration will take place in Innsbruck on Friday. [I’m pretty sure that this turned out “peaceful”]

After the asylum situation recently caused a stir, the migrants themselves took the floor in Innsbruck today. They call for a day of protest against the “inhumane asylum policy of Tyrol and Austria”, reports the Kurier.

A rally has been underway in front of the Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum since 1pm. In the evening hours (6pm) another demonstration is planned at the Anna Column in the city center. In addition to the “grueling asylum procedures”, the “inhumane accommodation” is also criticized.

Tents have “taken the situation to the extreme”

“The problem begins with mass accommodation or containers in which refugees live with several people in one room for years and thus have practically no privacy,” says an advertisement. This was “taken to extremes” when migrants were housed in tents all over Austria or “in makeshift halls such as in Kufstein, where more than thirty people sleep in one room.”

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I somehow cannot imagine that these people stayed in 5-star hotels all the way into Europe on their “flight”? Can anyone? I rather doubt it.

I believe it was Elbert Hubbart who said something along these lines: “The ungrateful is one who has got something for nothing and wants more.” And that is exactly what these invaders are doing, demands after demands, as if they had been invited. As far as I remember, when my grandfather’s eldest brother had to flee the Nazi regime, at first into the Soviet Union and then from there to Canada, he never got anything for free — maybe a meal here and there or a lift — otherwise he had to foot the bill himself with casual work or the selling of his ever-shrinking valuables. No money for roof and food from the Russians or Canadians for a German refugee. And these people? They most likely want even their travel expenses paid back by the Austrian or German taxpayers. These people are all, by the looks of it, UNGRATEFUL and HATEFUL towards their “host”.

“Do the ungrateful no favors lest you make an enemy of them. The guilt of gratitude weighs heavily on him and makes him angry.” — Andreas Laskaratos (1811-1901)

Shootout in Horgoš

In Serbia, near the Hungarian border, a group of at least six hundred culture-enrichers got a little bit boisterous, and engaged in a round of intramural diversity that involved firearms. Serbian police, unlike their counterparts in the EU, acted decisively against the rambunctious youngsters.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating the German subtitles on this Serbian report, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Dutch Delight

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this summary of the multiple political dramas currently unfolding in the Netherlands.

Dutch delight

by H. Numan

What’s going on behind the dikes? A lot. Most of it pretty bad. Hansje Brinkers (PM Mark Rutte) is riding a bulldozer demolishing the dikes as best as he can. I’ve got a tiny bit of good news, and mostly bad news.

Let’s start with the good news. The PVV (Geert Wilders’ party) is on the rise. For almost a month the PVV has been polling as the largest party in the country. Supposing elections were called for today, a conservative cabinet is possible, with Geert Wilders as prime minister. That’s the first time ever, at least in a decade. However, it’s not that the PVV is suddenly running far ahead in the polls. Yes, they have gained some ground, ever so slowly. At this moment a one-seat advantage over the VVD (Conservatives). It’s the other way around. VVD and D66 poll consistently lower.

Still, it is good news. Because in March of next year we have provincial elections. It’s dead certain the coalition will lose their majority in the Senate because of that. Let me explain why. We Dutch have a weird electoral system. Yes, we elect parliament directly. But not the Senate. That is too difficult and delicate for ordinary yokels and bumpkins like you and me to cast the right vote. Our Senate therefore is elected by provincial parliamentarians, after the provincial elections. The provincial elections (almost always as interesting as watching paint dry) will be in March of 2023. After March, we’ll see a reversed situation, compared with America: a cabinet majority in Parliament and a cabinet minority in the Senate. Supposing the cabinet hasn’t resigned before that, and there is good reason to look forward to national elections.

First of all, Mark Rutte, our prime minister got what he wanted. He’s the longest-ruling prime minister in Dutch history. The price he has to pay for it is small. After the next elections his party will be decimated. Which is not his problem. He’ll slither into a nice comfy job somewhere else. During an interview he explained how he went into politics: after his studies, he had to choose between joining the conservatives or the labor party. He thought he had better chances with the conservatives, so he joined them. Not exactly a man with principles. Probably good in business, but in politics, some principles are required. After 12 years, it’s showing.

Mark Rutte doesn’t rule this cabinet. His heart (or stone) isn’t into it anymore. Vice premier Sigrid Al-Qaq — Kaag is the real power behind the cabinet. She rules with an iron rod. She is quite popular within her party, but not with the electorate. D66 is dropping like a stone in the polls. Why? Because D66 — together with all other progressive parties — don’t remember 1792. She literally said we have to work harder, longer, for less pay and retirement later on. But her climate goals are sacred. D66 actually want to spend a lot less on people and much more on climate goals and refugees. Currently +100,000 very questionable refugees are expected for this year alone. There already was a housing crisis. Progressive parties have the gumption to openly say: we give refugees preference in social housing. They get social housing immediately. Ordinary Dutch have to wait twelve years. That’s what caused the French Revolution. The elites partied on, wanted more parties, and made the people bleed for it.

We are blessed with a benevolent king, his majesty William-Alexander. Who has the intellect of a common garden snail and matching empathy. His wife, the queen-consort, is a different story. She could have been the example for Megan Markle. She has as much empathy as her prey husband, but is ruthlessly ambitious. In Holland we have a constitutional monarchy. That means that king is required to keep his trap firmly shut. Given his preponderance for gaffes, he’d better. His consort don’t quite understand that principle. She very openly took a position in favor of a cashless society. That’s an absolute no-no. In fact, parliament can order her to apologize for it. If they have to guts to go that far, that is. See it like this: if my tap leaks, I call a plumber. What I don’t want is the CEO of the plumbing company giving his opinion about my house. Even less so if his wife starts to give her even more unwanted opinions. How this will play out, we’ll have to wait and see.

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All the Fake News That’s Unfit to Print

The following article reminds me of the notorious Washington Post feature on Jimmy the 8-year-old heroin addict. It was written by Janet Cooke and printed in the paper in the fall of 1980. The author won a Pulitzer Prize for her work, but a few months later the story began to unravel. It eventually emerged that the account was entirely fabricated, and Ms. Cooke had to return her prize and resign. Her name became synonymous with “fraudulent journalism”.

Nothing numbs the critical faculties of newspaper editors like the tear-jerking plight of the Puir Wee Bairns.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Focus Online. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Four years after the Relotius scandal*

Doubts about the death of refugee girls: Spiegel takes its own article offline

Almost four years after the Relotius scandal, Der Spiegel again has a problem with some of its articles. There are doubts about the truthfulness of Spiegel reports from last August. Specifically, it is about a refugee girl who is said to have died on an island between Turkey and Greece.

Der Spiegel has now taken four articles about the case offline. Instead, the editors have published a statement under the respective URLs. Under the headline “Death trap EU border” of the original article from August 19th, 2022 it now says: “At this point there was an article about the fate of a group of refugees on the Greek-Turkish border river Evros in the summer of 2022. There are now doubts about the previous description of what happened at that time. We have therefore temporarily removed several posts on this topic from our website. We are reviewing our reporting and, once the research is complete, will decide whether or not to republish the articles in a corrected and updated form.” [Shouldn’t professional journalists research BEFORE they publish something? Or could it be, since this story fits the narrative, this isn’t done?]

Letter to Spiegel from Greek migration minister

As Medieninsider reports, there are not just doubts about the death of the girl. It is therefore unclear whether she existed at all. In one of the articles in question, the Spiegel reporter wrote accusingly, according to Medieninsider: “Now Maria is dead. She died at the beginning of August at Europe’s external border because the Greek authorities refused her any help. She had just turned five years old.”

According to Medieninsider, Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi expressed doubts, which he also shared with Spiegel editor-in-chief Steffen Klusmann in a letter in September. According to Medieninsider, Mitarachi accused the reporter of the Hamburg news magazine of having acquired the information on the case from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) almost unfiltered. And most importantly, “From the facts and all photographic evidence, it is clear that there is no missing child, let alone a dead child.”

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Teach Your Children Well… NOT

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Bild. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Teachers’ Association President

The more migrants, the worse school performance

WHY are German schools so bad in an international comparison (30th place)? A current study by the Institute for Economic Research (University of Munich) shows: 23.8% of all students “do not achieve any basic skills that should be taught in school.” [Maybe if they taught “Taharrush”, the achievements would go through the roof.]

The President of the German Teachers’ Association, Heinz-Peter Meidinger (68), speaks plainly to Bild: “A key reason for the drop in performance at primary schools is the proportion of students with a migration background, which has increased by more than 50% in the last ten years.” The higher their proportion, according to Meidinger, “the lower, at least tendentially, the level of performance — this has been shown by accompanying PISA studies.”

Meidinger also emphasized: “If a large part of the class can no longer follow the lesson at all, the teacher must of course lower the targets. The performance level of children without a migration background then falls too.”

Federal Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger (54, FDP), according to Meidinger, is “a queen without a country, because the actual school policy is made in the individual German states.”

With regard to the 200,000 Ukrainian students in the country, Meidinger was also skeptical “whether permanent, successful integration into the German school system will be possible if the conditions do not improve.”

Stark-Watzinger knows the level problem, said Bild with a view to the poor performance of the German schools: “This development is alarming and makes the great need for action clear. We need modern schools, more teachers and more digital teaching.” [What about repatriation, along with their entire families, of those that do not bother to learn?]

Stark-Watzinger emphasized that with the start-up opportunities program she wanted to “use a big lever” in order to ensure better educational opportunities in Germany in the long term. [This is nothing more than multicultural balderdash under the scaffold.]

Thierry Baudet Takes Aim at the Globalists

Thierry Baudet is the founder and leader of the Dutch party Forum for Democracy (Forum voor Democratie, FvD). He has been a member of the Tweede Kamer (“Second Chamber”, the lower house of the Dutch Parliament) since 2017.

In the following podcast Mr. Baudet weighs in on the energy crisis, “climate change”, and the New World Order. He also discusses the “gotcha” culture of the media, in which careless wording or the use of a colorful turn of phrase can be magnified, distorted, taken out of context, and otherwise manipulated to create a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.

I’m glad I’m not in the public eye. I tend to take liberties with language in my private utterances, and enjoy using politically incorrect terminology for its own sake. My friends are used to my saying naughty things about chicks, ragheads, homos, Negroes, etc., but I doubt the media would be as tolerant. I’m glad I don’t have to deal with all that nonsense.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Has Saman Abbas’ Body Been Found?

In April of 2021 a young woman named Saman Abbas, of Pakistani origin but living in Italy, disappeared from Novellara and was assumed to have been “honor-killed” by her parents and male relatives. Now, at long last, her body may have been found.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Il Giornale:

Human remains found near Novellara: “Could be Saman”

November 19, 2022

During a new inspection in Novellara, forensic investigators have found human remains a short distance from the place where Saman Abbas lived with her family.

During last night’s new search in Novellara, a municipality in the province of Reggio Emilia, forensic police (RIS) discovered some human remains a short distance from the place where Saman Abbas lived with her family. According to what has emerged so far, the remains of a cadaver were reportedly found, and at this moment, investigations by the Carabinieri are underway to determine if they are the remains of the 18-year-old.

The arranged marriage

The young Pakistani girl, who had refused a marriage arranged by her parents in her country of origin, disappeared on the night of April 30, 2021. She was not heard from after that, and all searches produced negative results. The Prosecutor’s Office believes she was killed for refusing to assent to a marriage with a distant cousin ten years older than herself. Five of Saman’s relatives are under investigation for homicide. In the past few days, the father of the girl, Shabbar Abbas, was arrested in Pakistan. Identification has not yet been confirmed, and it will be necessary to conduct all the analyses and await the results of the autopsy. Only in the coming hours, or perhaps, in the coming days, will it be known with certainty whether a turning point in the mystery has finally been reached, and if the remains discovered are actually the body of the 18-year-old.

The new search and the discovery

The human remains discovered in Novellara were buried inside an abandoned shed, immersed in the fog, located a few hundred meters from the house in which the family of Saman lived. The Carabinieri from the investigative unit of the provincial command of Reggio Emilia, along with those from the Company of Guastalla, and coordinated by the prosecutor’s office led by Calogero Gaetano Paci, conducted a further search yesterday evening. The area has been closed off, and since the early morning hours, the Carabinieri, together with the forensic police (RIS) of Parma, are proceeding with the operation of recovering and finding the remains. The Fire Department of Reggio Emila has also arrived at the scene.

“It is premature to say anything; the activities are in progress: We will evaluate it after recovering the remains discovered. Obviously, we will proceed with all the necessary analyses, and it will take a few days,” the Reggio Emilia prosecutor, Gaetano Paci, stated, responding to AGI. The head of the Reggio-Emilia investigators is proceeding to the scene with the medical examiners.

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It’s Money for Nothing and Everything’s Free!

When you give away lots of free stuff with no strings attached, you can expect a flood of eager would-be recipients to show up to grab their share of something-for-nothing. Right? I mean, it’s not rocket science, is it?

Well, in Germany it takes a special study by a federal agency to discover such an obvious truth.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit:

Foreigners in particular benefit from citizen income


The number of recipients of social assistance with non-German citizenship has risen rapidly. Since 2015, the proportion has grown by 38% to 1.8 million people. 500,000 have been added in seven years. This is the result of new figures from the Federal Employment Agency.

So far, they have received Hartz IV and make up almost 40% of all people in Germany who live on “Stütze” [the crutch]. This does not include the up to one million Ukrainian refugees who immediately receive the higher basic security. As of January 1st, Hartz IV recipients should now, if the mediation committee agrees, receive citizen benefits and get significantly more. This goes back to the initiative of Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD). For a family with three children there is then up to €3776.69 net.

The dispute between the federal government consisting of SPD, FDP and Greens as well as the CDU/CSU is not the significantly higher rates, but only the six-digit allowances. These are likely to further increase the number of recipients, because so far the wealthy have been excluded from Hartz IV.

Citizens’ money accelerates immigration into social systems

In addition to the standard requirement, which has increased by 12% compared to Hartz IV, the basic income also includes the cold rent of up to €1272.60 and heating costs of €291.09 per month. These are numbers for a couple with three children. They are now entitled to an apartment of 110 square meters. But even a single person should receive €1177.31 with rent including heating.

Experts expect that the new basic income will accelerate immigration into the social systems. The economist Bernd Raffelhüschen told Bild: “The refugees are concentrated in countries with generous social benefits, mainly Germany and Scandinavia.”

The Berlin AfD boss Kristin Brinker published the new social welfare rates on Telegram, and wrote: “Asylum seekers are also entitled to the new citizen’s benefit in Germany from January. How long do you think it will take for this spreadsheet to be translated into all the languages of the world?”

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The Blunder That Could’ve Cost John Fetterman the Election

I’ve made no bones about my opinion of John Fetterman and the “election” that sent him off to exercise his notable oratorical skills in the United States Senate. However, there is another side to the Oz vs. Fetterman story, which concerns the relationship between Dr. Oz and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

My sentiment concerning the Pennsylvania senatorial election was: “Why can’t they both lose?”

I always like to present a variety of opinions at Gates of Vienna, so here is David Boyajian’s take on Fetterman, Oz, and Turkey.

The Blunder That Could’ve Cost John Fetterman the Election

by David Boyajian

“If John Fetterman lacks the stomach to expose the entire Oz-Turkish love affair, particularly Ankara’s support of ISIS, he may lose… and will deserve it.”

My Double Trouble: Dr. Mehmet Oz and Turkey said that back in October.

It spelled out Oz’s alarming relationships with the Turkish government, President Erdogan, and shady Turkish organizations and Turks. Benjamin Baird’s Behind Dr. Oz’s Curtain and other writers had covered similar ground.

Yes, soon-to-be Democratic Senator Fetterman did beat the Republican Oz, by roughly 240,000 votes out of 5.3 million — 51% to 46.6%.

Yet victory was never assured for the stroke-stricken Fetterman and his anemic campaign. Polls showed Oz gaining on, and sometimes beating, his opponent. Early voting before Fetterman’s dismal October 25 debate performance probably helped his campaign.

Oz has dual citizenship with Turkey. That’s vastly different than dual citizenship with, say, France or Norway. Turkey is a rogue NATO member, unashamedly repressive and corrupt, and has long supported international terrorist organizations such as ISIS.

Oz’s foreign ties, some of which we’ll list, were his most glaring vulnerability. Yet Fetterman never exposed those ties.

Had he hammered home Oz’s troubling foreign relationships in blistering attack ads, Fetterman would undoubtedly have won more decisively.

Points Fetterman Missed

  • Ahmet S. Yayla, Turkey’s counterterrorism chief from 2010-2013, acknowledged in 2020 that “Turkey was a central hub for… over 50,000 ISIS foreign fighters, and… ISIS logistical materials… making Turkey and ISIS practically allies.”

    As a Turkish citizen, Oz had a responsibility to condemn Turkey’s ongoing support of ISIS and other terrorists. Yet he remained silent.

  • I’ve never found forthright criticisms by Oz of Turkey’s myriad human rights abuses, corruption, and mistreatment of Christians.
  • In 2019, Oz said, “I met with our leader [President Erdogan] in Turkey.” Our? Erdogan is Oz’s “leader”? The doctor offered to “help Turkey as a representative.” As a U.S. senator, perhaps?
  • The photo of a beaming Oz double-clasping the hand of his corrupt, ISIS-supporting “leader,” President Erdogan, speaks for itself.
  • In 2019, Oz embraced Turkish “Justice” Minister Abdulhamit Gul in New York City. The U.S. Treasury Department penalized Gul in 2018 for his role in Turkey’s unjust detention of Andrew Brunson, an American Christian pastor.
  • Oz produces lifestyle programming on the BiP communications platform. Erdogan’s Turkish Wealth Fund owns BiP.
  • Oz’s extensive real estate holdings in Turkey include a $2 million dormitory leased at no cost to the corrupt regime’s Education Ministry.
  • Why did Oz hold a meeting with Turkey’s U.S. Ambassador, Hasan Murat Mercan, and why did the ambassador immediately phone Oz when he announced his candidacy? Mercan, incidentally, was a founder of Erdogan’s corrupt, Islamist AKP party.
  • As a special guest at a 2019 Turkish fundraiser, Oz sat beside Murat Guzel, co-host of the event. Guzel was reportedly questioned by Federal agents and given immunity in an investigation regarding political donations.
  • Oz was once elected to the High Advisory Council of the Istanbul-based World Turkish Business Council (DTiK). The latter is affiliated with Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEiK), an arm of Erdogan’s regime.

    The doctor spoke at DTiK’s 2019 conference in NY City co-hosted by Gunay Evinch. Erdogan hired Evinch’s law firm, Saltzman & Evinch, to collect intel on some of Turkey’s critics in America.

  • Republican Mike Pompeo, the ex-CIA director and Trump’s Secretary of State, said Oz must explain the “scope and depth” of his relationship to Turkey because they raise “national security concerns.”
  • Enes Kanter Freedom, the NBA basketball star, former Turkish citizen, and Erdogan critic, tweeted, “[Dr. Oz] is a Foreign Agent and he works for Dictator [Erdogan].”

    Also: “Whatever Erdogan wants… Dr. Oz is going to do.”

Just a few of these facts in skillfully produced attack ads would have demolished Oz’s persona and campaign.

The bottom line: Voters won’t tolerate candidates who look to an atrocious foreign government — in this case, Turkey’s — for leadership and personal gain. Voters must first, however, learn the facts in hard-hitting campaign ads.

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Update on the Lola Murder

A 12-year-old schoolgirl named Lola was abducted and brutally murdered in Paris last month, allegedly by a culture-enriching Algerian woman whose deportation had been ordered, but who was still in the country.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Figaro:

Murder of Lola: Suspect’s sister Dahbia B. placed in detention center pending expulsion

by Steve Tenre

Friha B., older sister of the suspect, should be expelled soon to Algeria, due to “lack of a residence permit”.

Friha B., the older sister of the principal suspect in the murder of little Lola, has been placed in an administrative detention center and should be expelled soon to Algeria, Le Figaro learned Friday November 18 from a source close to the case, confirming a report by

Twenty-six years of age, the young woman was arrested last month for “lack of a residence permit”. Friha B had previously been placed in custody within the course of the investigation of the murder of Lola (12), murdered on October 14 in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. Unlike her sister Dahbia, Friha was freed from custody and was not charged in the case.

It is in Friha’s apartment, in which she lived with her sister Dahbia, that little Lola was murdered on October 14. According to statements made by the principal suspect, as reported by the Paris prosecutor, Dahbia B. reportedly admitted “dragging the victim to her sister’s apartment, in the same apartment building as the child. She reportedly forced her to shower before committing sexual attacks upon her and other acts of violence that resulted in her death.” Some hours later, the body of the adolescent was discovered in a trunk.

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France Sends a Few of ’em Back

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Tagesschau. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Ocean Viking

France sends back 44 refugees

A few days after the arrival of the rescue ship Ocean Viking in Toulon, France announced that it would send 44 of the refugees back to their homeland. They were not entitled to an asylum procedure, it said.

After the dispute over the sea rescue ship Ocean Viking with 234 refugees on board, which was ultimately taken in by France, the government in Paris wants to send 44 of them back to their countries of origin.

The ship arrived at the military port of Toulon on Friday. A check then showed that 44 of the refugees were not entitled to an asylum procedure, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said in the National Assembly in Paris. He did not give the reasons for this.

He has already contacted the countries of origin to organize the repatriation as soon as possible, as soon as the refugees’ state of health allows it. France, Germany and nine other European countries have agreed to take in the remaining refugees. [I bet they did; weapons and all?]

Quarrel with Italy

The Interior Minister defended the decision to have the Ocean Viking dock in France after an Italian refusal, against criticism from a right-wing MP. “Would you have let these 44 children die if you had been responsible?” the minister replied, looking at the underage refugees on board. [Sorry, but who’s responsible for picking them up and ferrying them across the Mediterranean? It’s not the Italians. It’s those human traffickers who are responsible, and each and every country that lets them in afterwards that is responsible for possible deaths. And they are responsible for the innumerable deaths some of these “refugees” are bringing down on the population of the host countries.]

The government of Italy’s new ultra-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni had refused to allow the Ocean Viking to enter an Italian port, sparking a dispute with France. The neighboring country accused Italy of violating international law. [Rubbish, it’s the nearest SAFE port, and of those there are plenty on the North African coast, a couple of hours away from where they picked up their cargo, and not DAYS.] In addition, France suspended a solidarity agreement reached in June, according to which Mediterranean migrants would be taken in by Italy, and strengthened its controls at the Italian-French border.

On Monday, both countries tried again to smooth things out. French President Emmanuel Macron and Italy’s head of state Sergio Mattarella confirmed the great importance of relations between the two countries in a telephone call, the presidential offices said.

Afterword from the translator:

Non, Si… OH!

Personally, I’d send them all back, because these people aren’t refugees, they are economically migrating parasites, and I would love to know from were all the money comes for them to travel through Africa. Because I can tell you right now, it’s not cheap. Thirty years ago you’d need — on a frayed shoestring — US $1,000 per month travel, EACH, and most of that money went for transport, the rest for basic food and basic accommodation. With the fuel and food prices as they are, what does anyone think it’s costing now, especially since most don’t even earn this amount — from thirty years ago — today in a MONTH? So where does the money come from?

Also, isn’t it funny how quickly an asylum application can be checked and repatriation initiated in France? Something like that would be unthinkable in “oh-so-efficient” Germany. There the processing takes months and then there’s the possibility of objecting to a negative decision — paid for by the German Tax-Michel — then there are these countless organizations — government-sponsored through tax-exemption and whatnot — that prevent deportation. One does wonder why the same set of “standards” aren’t applied in France?

But maybe the French shouldn’t count their eggs until those chickens are actually gone out of the basket and are on their way to the home farm. Come on, the Maquereau says one thing to appease the French and does the exact opposite after he has received his instructions from George or Klaus, like any good puppetician.