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Should the US Criminalize Radical Islam?

An innovative law being proposed in Bulgaria may provide a model for Western democracies to weed out radical Islam and its promoters in their midst.

The law, which amends the criminal code and passed the first reading in the parliament, criminalizes the promotion of radical Islam, including advocating for violent jihad, a caliphate and sharia law, Breitbart reported.

Demonstrators in Stockholm set fire to Israeli flag

Protestors took to the streets of Stockholm on Saturday to protest against US president Donald Trump’s decision to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem.

During the demonstration, which police consider to have taken place calmly, an Israeli flag was set on fire.

The incident comes the day after reports of anti-Semitic chanting during a demonstration in Malmö.

Couillard’s Liberals promise guaranteed minimum income for some Quebecers

Premier Philippe Couillard is promising to create a guaranteed minimum income for certain Quebecers as part of a $3 billion anti-poverty plan.

Couillard and Employment Minister Francois Blais presented the government’s five-year anti-poverty strategy in Quebec City on Sunday.

The plan would boost the annual income of those who are unable to work by more than $5,000 to about $18,029 a year and establish a guaranteed minimum income for them.

Germany: Pakistani migrant arrested for trying to blow up a church in Mannheim

A 24-year-old Pakistani migrant has been arrested for trying to destroy a church tower by causing a ‘gas explosion’.

On the morning of Tuesday December the 5th, the suspect was arrested during a police raid on his house. According to German media the man has been living for several years in the country and didn’t migrate recently. They did not communicate if he was a “refugee” or not.

Racism Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Mental Health, Says Policy Expert Uppala Chandrasekera

“I must have been a little over eight, and two teenagers in a car drove by and called me a ‘Paki,” she says.

Chandrasekera was confused. She wasn’t Pakistani, she was Sri Lankan. Then her friend apologized. “We were eight, and she got what that meant, that it was a derogatory term.”

That was just the beginning of her experience with racism in Canada.


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Tribal Elders from Great White North say “Too Many” Polar Bears Now #ClimateChange #globalwarming #Canada

Time and time again, tree huggers get proven wrong. Wildlife is extremely tough and adaptable. Far more than we give it credit for.

As with most claims of doom and gloom, this particular one about how polar bears were going extinct… Well, it’s wrong.

Polar bears are not only still here, but in larger numbers and thriving like never before.

Sharia UK: Labour MPs call for Franklin Graham to be banned from UK ahead of visit

The UK, once admired for its Churchillian defense of freedom in the face of bombings, bloodshed and the blitzkrieg. Today, the UK is infamous for just the opposite: stunning capitulation to the most extreme and brutal ideology on the face of the earth, sharia. While the UK welcomes the most vicious hate-filled Muslim preachers and jihad inciters onto their shores, they have banned the likes of me and are currently working to ban the righteous Franklin Graham.

Trudeau Deserves No Applause For Keeping Canada’s Embassy In Tel Aviv

On Dec. 6, United States President Donald Trump announced plans to move the country’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv, where it has always been located, to Jerusalem. The U.S. will become the only state to currently have its embassy in Jerusalem, which, like much of former Palestinian land, was illegally annexed by Israel.

This move has been decried by every sector of Palestinian society. The leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniya, told Al Jazeera, “This decision means the official announcement of the end of the peace process.” This sentiment was echoed by Hanan Ashrawi, an executive committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO,) who said it means “the death knell of any peace process.”

North Korea slams ‘DOTARD’ Trump’s Jerusalem decision & says it shows ‘TRUE COLOURS of US’

In a rare show of unity with other international leaders, Kim has joined the likes of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Britain’s Theresa May in vowing not to follow the US’s decision on Jerusalem, which has sparked a series of conflicts in Gaza and the West Bank.

Citing a spokesperson of the North’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North Korea’s state-run media outlet KCNA reported that Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem – which it referred to as Kuds, based on its Arabic name – as the new Israeli capital deserves an international outcry.

Justin Trudeau is the first Canadian prime minister to appear on a gay magazine cover

When it comes to LGBTQ allyship, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pretty much the opposite of President Donald Trump.

Trudeau made history Friday as the first Canadian prime minister to appear on the cover of an LGBT magazine, Instinct magazine reported (Trump, meanwhile, couldn’t even mention the LGBTQ community in a statement on World AIDS Day).


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Sarah Silverman Feels Scared By Sight Of American Flag

It’s probably easier to make a list of things that don’t trigger the left. Now that Trump is President their world has come to an end and almost everything causes anxiety with these fragile resisters. Comedian (so she says) Sarah Silverman can’t look at an American flag without popping a handful of Xanax. According to her, it’s because she’s Jewish and the American flag represents Nazism or something. It’s kind of amazing how this was not the case when Obama was president.

Washington State Next to Offer ‘No Gender’ Birth Certificates

A proposed change in the state of Washington will allow parents to choose the non-binary gender classification of “X” for their children and officially add it to new birth certificates.

The law already states that anyone born in the state can petition to change their birth certificates to their preferred gender du jour. Children can also make the change with “consent of their parents and with a doctor’s note,” according to KUOW.

If approved, the change would happen as early as next year. So far, about 1,000 comments have poured in to the state department of health with messages for and against the radical measure.

Douglas Todd: Is it OK to ask, ‘Where are you from?’

A seemingly innocuous question has become contentious.

“Where are you from?” has turned into a multicultural minefield. What some used to consider a basic curiosity has become politicized.

Activists and a number of scholars have added “Where are you from?” to the list of phrases they judge as “micro-aggressions,” which they define as inadvertent slights that can do lasting psychological damage.

Muslim Students at Catholic University Complain Christmas Gets Too Much Attention

A 19-year-old Muslim student and a prayer coordinator for the terror-tied Muslim Student Association, Sajid Ahmed, said he likes the Christmas decorations around campus, but “wishes Muslim holidays were just as prominent.”

The entire campus is invited to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, while Muslim students must celebrate in private without seeing the campus transformed into a Middle Eastern wonderland, the complaint continues.

Canadian media organizations grapple with requests to ‘unpublish’ articles

The relief Martin Streete felt the day he walked out of court a free man erodes with every click of Google’s search button.

Every time he researches his name, he’s confronted with a 2011 headline announcing criminal charges he never had to face in court.


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British Defence Secretary: ISIS Fighters Should Be Hunted Down And Killed

In the strongest remarks yet from a senior cabinet minister, Williamson suggested there was deliberate targeting of British jihadists by the armed forces fighting Isis as the group retreats in Syria and Iraq.

The new defence secretary told the Daily Mail: “A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.”

98 per cent of refugees in Germany’s second largest city are unemployed

According to new statistics, integrating refugees into the German labour market is still a very hard task.

The German liberal party FDP acquired numbers of the country’s second largest city Hamburg and they are devastating: of the 1,067 sampled refugees, only 20 of them had a job.

They came for free benefits and to multiply, not to work. 

Interfaith speed meeting event aims to combat prejudice in Hamilton

The Speed Meet Different Beliefs event will have tables set up for groups ranging from atheism to Zoroastrianism.

Organizer Sarah Wayland says people will be given 15-minute windows to ask questions and hopefully learn.

That’s all good and fine until the Muslim suicide bomber shows up.

Kiwis Reject Halal Racket; NZ Herald Journaille Promptly Calls Them “Racist”

A woman who is campaigning for KFC to introduce halal meat has copped a raft of racist and abusive comments.

Auckland Muslim Syeda Fouzia, who helped start the campaign “We Want Halal KFCs Back In New Zealand”, believes delivering halal food “is not that difficult”.

However, her views have met a backlash after she received a barrage of hate mail.

Fouzia revealed she has been told to “go back to your own country”, and another person said New Zealand runs the risk of being placed under “Sharia law”.

Government regulations will soon mandate halal availability.

Toronto council approves action plan to confront anti-Black racism

Council has approved an action plan to confront anti-Black racism.

The action plan still needs to be approved in the 2018 budget, to be considered next week. In its report, city staff said it is requesting close to $1 million to get started.

Over five years, the action plan will address “policies and practices embedded in Canadian institutions that reflect and reinforce beliefs, attitudes, prejudice, stereotyping and/or discrimination that is directed at people of African descent and is rooted in their unique history and experience of enslavement and colonization here in Canada,” the report said.


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Racist attack on SkyTrain reportedly leaves young Muslim woman shaken

Abdul Fádel, the young woman’s brother, described the incident in a December 5 Facebook post.

“On Monday December 4, 2017 around 10 pm the man in the photos not only physically attacked someone who is very close to me, but also racially profiled her and attempted to remove her hijab (headscarf) with force,” he wrote there. “He was screaming vulgar and disturbing racial slurs at a young lady who innocently had her headphones in minding her own business after a long day of work.”

Fádel notes that he was not present for the incident and that the police were called and are now investigating.

Canada should pay Syrian migrants to go home

German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited two million unassimilable Muslim migrants into her country, now it appears she’s realizing the harm her policies have inflicted. Trudeau similarly rushed 40,000 poorly-vetted Syrian migrants into Canada, after two years 90% of these migrants remain unemployed.

These migrants are on welfare, they’re backing up food banks, and one even beat his wife with a hockey stick for half an hour. If Trudeau followed Merkel’s lead Canada could be safer and reinvest in our food banks, hospitals, and veterans.

Islamism in the Heart of France

On October 25, 2017, the highest French administrative court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), ordered the removal of a Roman Catholic cross from the top of a monument dedicated to Pope John Paul II in a public square in Ploërmel, Britanny. According to the France’s highest administrative court, this cross was said to violate the secular nature of the State. Not the statue of the ex-pope John Paul II by itself; just the cross above it.

Social media, in France and abroad — especially in Poland where John Paul II was born — flew into an immediate uproar: How could the government of a country considered the “eldest daughter of the Catholic church” ask for the removal of a Catholic cross in a tiny village that nobody even knew about before this incident?

Brandon University students alarmed by ‘horrifying’ posters, stickers promoting white supremacy

A number of students at Brandon University say they’re concerned after stickers and posters promoting white supremacy started appearing on and around the southwestern Manitoba university’s campus.

Jenna English, a third-year student at Brandon University, said she’s taken down four posters promoting European Brotherhood, which include nationalistic slogans such as “pro border, pro nation” and “join the resistance.”

Arizona Citizens Tracked In Facial Recognition Database In First Step For ‘REAL ID’ Implementation

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) already has publicly boasted about the success with more than 100 cases it has taken to court for fraud using the technology, which has been in place since early 2015.

But the use of the system to prevent identity theft isn’t what people are worried about; the problem is the lack of oversight in government programs that allows anyone with access to look into the database. As such, state-run facial recognition databases are dangerous and can lead down a slippery slope to allow other operations the technology wasn’t intended for.

‘Trauma-informed’ daycare for refugee children among new child-care projects

A new daycare that incorporates trauma counselling for immigrant and refugee children in Victoria is among projects that will receive a share of $33 million in funding for new licensed child care spaces in British Columbia.

The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society’s planned daycare for 28 infants and children, in partnership with Family Services of Victoria, is among the projects eligible for provincial funding to create 948 new child-care spaces in Victoria and Vancouver Island communities stretching from Ucluelet to Campbell River.

Lawyer for man charged with terrorism-related offences condemns RCMP ‘tunnel vision’

The defence lawyer for El Mahdi Jamali is condemning what he calls “tunnel vision” on the part of RCMP officers who put together the case against his client.

Jamali, 20, and Sabrine Djermane, 21, were arrested in 2015 and charged in relation to what the Crown has argued were preparations to go to Syria to fight with ISIS.


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Crispy Bacon & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Caramelized Onions

Don’t drink and drone: New Jersey considering new law

The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone legislation this year. U.S. airspace is exclusively regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA already has rules in place barring the drunken operation of drones.

New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection issued a rule in 2015 barring drones in state parks, but lawmakers say this legislation would be the first statewide law on drones, if enacted.

Sweden: Migration responsible for 300% increase in HIV cases

The number of HIV-related illness in Sweden has grown from 1,684 in 2006 to 6,273 in 2016. That’s an increase of almost 300%.

According to Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Authority, this can be explained by migrant flows from countries where HIV is a major problem.

Wealthy baby boomers may be keeping Canada unequal by helping their kids buy homes: report

Baby boomers are set to become one lucky group of Canadians, as the beneficiaries of the “largest intergenerational wealth transfer in Canadian history.”

This could make the richer members in this group into some powerful consumers in the Great White North’s housing markets — and sustain wealth inequality from “one generation to the next,” said a report released by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada on Tuesday.

Woman gets ‘engaged’ to 28in wide chandelier named Lumiere – but she takes a different one to bed

A woman is so in love with her collection of chandeliers that she is ‘engaged’ to one of them and takes another to bed with her.

Amanda Liberty has filled her home with 25 hanging lamps after spending hundreds of pounds on some of her favourites.

The 33-year-old has embarked on an ‘open relationship’ with the chandeliers and is ‘engaged’ to a 28in wide light called Lumiere after buying it on eBay.

Trudeau Ripped For “Little Arrogant Smile” During Debate On ISIS “Reintegration”

In fact, he even attacked the Conservatives as “Islamophobes” for opposing his dangerous policy of trying to “reintegrate” returning ISIS fighters, showing he puts political correctness and virtue signalling ahead of safety.

The key issue is that elites like Justin Trudeau live in a different world than the rest of us. To them, everything is an abstraction, since they don’t actually feel the consequences of their policies.


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Former FBI Official: Halting Immigration is ‘Not Who We Are,’ Americans Must ‘Adjust’ to Terrorism

Former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI C. Frank Figliuzzi writes in a piece for NBC News that terrorism in the United States is changing quickly to a strategy where terrorism is merely mitigated and contained.

Rather than halting immigration from particularly dangerous and terrorist-sanctioned regions of the world, Figliuzzi says Americans may have to change the way they live, noting how Americans in the car rental business and hotel industry are now subject to “rigorous training” on terrorism-related issues.

‘The Usual Suspects’ production was shut down over Kevin Spacey allegations, co-star says

Byrne has now claimed in an interview with the Sunday Times that production on the crime film shut down for two days, and he later discovered it was because his co-star was accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour towards a younger actor.

“I did not know honestly then the extent of his violence,” the Irish actor said. “I mean, he was kind of a joke in that people would say ‘That’s Kevin’, but nobody really understood the depth of his predations. It was only years later that we began to understand that (filming) was closed down for a particular reason and that was because of inappropriate sexual behaviour by Spacey.”

Trudeau’s trade deal with China turns into an embarrassment

The big buildup, the anticipation and then … nothing.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should have stayed in bed, colloquially speaking, and spared taxpayers the expense of yet another high-end jaunt to Beijing with a cadre of cabinet ministers and bureaucrats.

Piggish Propagandist Michael Moore’S New Anti-Trump Movie In Big Trouble

Limousine liberal hypocrite and self-styled leader of the resistance Michael Moore’s year isn’t ending on a very positive note.

The Michigan mammoth has pissed away the last year in a futile effort to mobilize rabble in the streets with the goal of overturning the results of last year’s election.

Reverse the trend of over-incarceration among Indigenous peoples in Canada

We need a radical change to end systemic discrimination, writes Michael Bryant. One proposal: no Indigenous person should ever be incarcerated except for the most serious crimes.

Another day, another Indigenous victim of violence, another Indigenous inmate. Indigenous people are two to three times more likely to be a victim of violence, as compared to the non-Indigenous. The proportion of Indigenous adults in custody is about nine times higher than their representation in the adult population (3 per cent).


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In “Largest-Ever” Military Drill, US Orders 16,000 Troops, 230 Jets To Simulate War With North Korea

As part of “Vigilant Ace”, US and South Korean forces will be rehearsing for a full-scale war with North Korea, with Yonhap noting that “allies plan to stage simulated attacks on mock North Korean nuclear and missile targets.”

Despite Pyongyang’s harsh rhetoric, US commanders have downplayed the drill – claiming it is “regular” and not a direct response to North Korea.

According to the WSJ, at least 230 US and Southg Korean warplanes will take part, alongside 12,000 US troops from the Air Force, Marines and Navy and airmen with another 4,000 expected to represent Seoul.” The drill, which lasts from December 4 until December 8, will see aircraft flying over eight airbases across the Korean Peninsula.

‘Orwellian nightmare’: German Interior Minister drafts law to spy on all digital devices – report

If signed into law, de Maiziere’s proposal would allow German security services to spy on any device connected to the internet. Tech companies would be compelled to provide the state with backdoor access to most digital consumer devices, including private tablets, computers and even televisions and cars. However, German authorities would need the authorization of a judge before tapping into a compromised consumer device.

Ontario will miss its 2020 electric-vehicle target, experts say

The Liberal government has been encouraging electric vehicle sales by doling out $75 million in rebates to vehicle owners, offering various other incentives and programs, installing a network of charging stations and spending $1 million to open an electric vehicle education centre.

But that so far hasn’t translated into vast numbers of vehicles. The official data for 2017 isn’t yet available, but at the end of last year, electric vehicles represented less than 1 per cent of all passenger vehicle sales in Ontario.

SAS could change selection test to make it easier for female recruits

Soldiers hoping to join the Special Air Service and its sister regiment, the Special Boat Service (SBS), currently have to pass an initial physical test, which involves carrying heavy rucksacks over a series of long marches across mountainous terrain.

But according to reports, the SAS is considering allowing female recruits to carry lighter loads and giving them more time to complete the test.

The suggestion comes after the government said it wanted to see all close combat units in the British military open to women by 2019.

“Green energy” fairy tale turning into a nightmare for Canada

Once upon a time in a northern dominion called Canada, a thriving oil industry provided fuel for vehicles, trains and airplanes. There was also a large natural gas industry that kept the people warm during the long, cold winters and supplied the raw material for plants that manufactured plastics, detergents, fertilizer, synthetic clothing and a great many other items needed and used by people every day.


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Turkey’s President, Again, Rejects Western Concept of “Moderate Islam”

At a conference on women’s entrepreneurship, held in Ankara on November 9 and hosted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rejected the concept of “moderate Islam”. Referring to the vow by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — during the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh on Oct. 25 — to turn his country into a bastion of “moderate Islam,” Erdoğan said, “Islam cannot be either ‘moderate’ or ‘not moderate.’ Islam can only be one thing.” He also claimed that the “patent of this concept originated in the West,” which “really want[s] to weaken Islam.”

“Scared To Walk Around Streets”: Acid Attacks On The Rise In London

Delivery rider Jabed Hussain was waiting at a traffic light one night in east London when two attackers sprayed acid in his face and stole his moped.

It was one of hundreds of attacks in the British capital every year that have prompted government intervention and left the city’s police force asking the public for help to tackle the crime wave.

U of T artificial intelligence expert finding new ways for machines to see

Along with two graduate students at the University of Toronto, Hinton, a professor there, built a system that could analyze thousands of photos and teach itself to identify common objects like flowers and cars with an accuracy that didn’t seem possible.

He and his students soon moved to Google, and the mathematical technique that drove their system — called a neural network — spread across the tech world. This is how autonomous cars recognize things like street signs and pedestrians.

Police ‘not recording tens of thousands of crimes’ including rape, slavery and violence

Inspectors raised concerns after assessing the accuracy of crime recording at four forces – Merseyside, Northumbria, Devon and Cornwall, and Avon and Somerset.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) judged Merseyside Police as “inadequate” after finding that it records only around 84 per cent of crimes reported to it.

It estimated that the force fails to record more than 19,200 reported crimes each year.

Your new school curriculum: social justice for all

The social-justice movement has spread across the country, most notably in Alberta and British Columbia. “Equality” is no longer the goal. The new goal is “equity,” a very different concept. According to a sweeping draft plan prepared for the Toronto District School Board, equity is not achieved by treating students fairly. It is achieved by challenging “entrenched systems of power and privilege” and “constantly working to centre the conversation around the effects of inequity, oppression, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of hate and discrimination specifically for racialized students.”


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Exhibit portraying terrorists as ‘martyrs’ comes to Berlin, causing outcry

An interactive show of sorts, it features images of people, who “sacrificed their lives to their cause” throughout history, as well as replicas of objects associated with a given figure. The installation also involves light and sound effects meant to help visitors delve into the issue.

The installation particularly tells the stories of Mohammed Atta, who deliberately crashed a plane into one of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the New York City on September 11, 2001, as well as that of Ismael Omar Mustafa, who was among those shooting people at the Bataclan club in Paris in November 2015.

Bulletproof Glass Is Offensive – Democrat Aims To Outlaw Life Saving Barriers #Democrat #crime

A controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to kill ‘stop and go’ liquor stores employees.

One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores.

Ontario lawyers must say they promote equality, or else after law society rejects exemption for conscientious objectors

Lawyers and paralegals in Ontario will be required to adopt and abide by a controversial statement of principles in order to remain licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

The rule was officially adopted late last year, one of many reforms to address systemic racism in the province’s legal profession. But it has not yet been enforced, and a recent motion sought to allow members to abstain from making the statement on grounds of conscience or faith.

Evergreen State’s student newspaper includes no-whites-allowed opinion section

“This should be a place where we can be us without it being overshadowed by the dark cloud that is living under white supremacy and having to see things from a white perspective. This is why when we do cover these issues it will be in the context and from the perspective of POC and POC only,” according to the section’s editors as they reintroduced it to readers in September.

The anonymous column, known as “POC Talk,” debuted in the bi-weekly Cooper Point Journal last year and returned this fall to the newspaper’s pages following racial unrest that erupted at the public university this past spring.

N.L. schools stop participation in Operation Christmas Child over homophobic policies

Schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will no longer be participating in a popular holiday charity.

The province’s English School District has directed all schools to cease participation in Operation Christmas Child, a campaign that gives schools and individuals the opportunity to fill a shoebox with small gifts to send to children in need in more than 150 countries.


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EU President: Without Millions of African Migrants, Europe Will Be Lost

Brussels is opening legal pathways for migrants “who want to come” says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, declaring that Europe has a “clear need” for mass migration from Africa.

Speaking ahead of the EU-Africa summit this week, where leaders of EU and African nations will meet to discuss migration, he told Deusche Well that “if we don’t offer legal ways of emigrating to Europe, and immigrating within Europe, we will be lost.

France’s National Front leader calls Canada’s refugee plan ‘madness’

Marine Le Pen, the controversial leader of France’s far-right National Front, is scoffing at Canada’s plan to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees with open arms, calling it “madness.”

“There. I’ve said it. Madness,” she said in an interview with the fifth estate. “There are other ways to do it,” she went on, adding that the “danger is real — false passports.

“A real passport given to Islamic fundamentalist in the influx of immigrants to enter the country with the intent to commit terrorist attacks. It’s a danger. And that’s what happened in Paris,” she claimed.

More women, immigrants and seniors in Canada’s work force, census data reveals

More women and seniors are working than ever before as Canada’s labour market sees a rise in part-time employment over full-time jobs, Statistics Canada says.

And immigrants are making up more and more of the workers, accounting for nearly one-quarter of Canada’s labour force in 2016, helping offset the impact of an aging population.

That trend is most obvious in Toronto, where half the work force in 2016 was immigrants, the highest proportion in Canada.

Norway School Includes Koran Verses in Christmas Program

An elementary school in the city of Skien, Norway has announced its Christmas festivities this year will include not only the usual reading of verses from the Bible by students but also two verses from the Koran.

All of the verses in question are about Jesus, which Islam considers a prophet and not the Son of God.

Ontario private member’s bill calls for Trans Day of Remembrance to be law

Cheri DiNovo’s private member’s bill to officially recognize the day passed second reading with the support of the governing Liberals and the Opposition Progressive Conservatives.

She said it may seem redundant because the legislature has been observing a moment of silence on that day for three years and also raised the trans flag this year, but it’s important to make it law in case a future government decides to stop observing it.


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Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Bourbon, and Bacon Milkshake – after all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Click on image for recipe.

Linda Sarsour Blames ‘Jewish Media’ For Her Unpopularity

Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour accused members of the “Jewish media” for her bad reputation, in an event entitled “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice” Tuesday night at New York City’s The New School.

“If what you’re reading all day long, morning and night, in the Jewish media is that Linda Sarsour and Minister Farrakhan are the existential threats to the Jewish community, something really bad is gonna happen and we gonna miss the mark on it,” Sarsour remarked in an event intended to be “a discussion on how to combat” bigotry against Jews.

It should be noted that Farrakhan once praised Adolf Hitler as “a very great man.”

There’s A Justin Trudeau Boyfriend Calendar, And I Just Threw Up In My Mouth

I get it. There are some women out there who dig the manlet-type. And there are so many women out there who think Justin Trudeau is all sorts of dreamy. There are also women who like dudes in onesie pajamas.

I’m not that woman.

But for those women who love the manlet-pretty-boy-type? Well, y’all are going to love this. You’re going to adooooore the fact that there’s a Justin Trudeau boyfriend calendar, just in time for Christmas gift-giving (probably for yourself!), because it’s like re-living your Teen Beat years, girl.

Ontario basic income pilot project under close watch as people receive new supports

Ontario intends to provide a basic income to 4,000 people in three different communities as part of an experiment to evaluate whether providing more money to people on public assistance or low incomes will make a significant difference in their lives. How people like Button respond over the next three years is being closely watched by social scientists, economists and policy-makers in Canada and around the world.

Europe promises €44bn ‘Marshall Plan for Africa’ as migrant slavery in Libya dominates summit

The European Union has pledged a Marshall Plan for Africa of €44 billion at a summit dominated by outrage over slave auctions in Libya of migrants sold “like goats”.

The furore over illicit slave auctions, highlighted in a recent CNN report, was thrust to the top of the agenda among the 83 heads of state from the EU and Africa gathered in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, for a two-day summit.

Michelle Obama and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau delight lunch guests at Toronto eatery

Photos and video of former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau arriving for lunch quickly began circulating on social media Tuesday after the powerful pair were spotted together outside a popular downtown Toronto eatery.

Obama was in town for a speaking engagement, presented by the Economic Club of Canada, titled “The Economics of Equality: Advancing Women and Girls to Change the World.”

I heard Michelle was looking for a home in Toronto so ‘she’ and xir husband can establish a Canadian community organizing group. There’s an election coming, you know.


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Ohio: Mosque gives University of Cincinnati $1M to teach more Islam

A local mosque is donating $1 million to the University of Cincinnati to increase understanding of the Islamic religion amid concerns about Islamophobia.

UC is adding a titled professorship in Islamic studies, thanks to the gift from the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Money originates from Inayat Malik and his wife, Ishrat Malik.

DC Metro bans religion from Christmas ads, Catholics sue

Washington’s Metro has rejected a Catholic ad campaign that promotes “spiritual giving” instead of presents, arguing that the image of stars, shepherds and sheep promotes religion, a violation of the transit system’s rules.

The Archdiocese of Washington told Secrets that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority turned down a request to promote its “Find the Perfect Gift” initiative because the image “depicts a religious scene and thus seeks to promote religion,” although it does not include a manger scene, Christ figure or even a cross.

Wynne calls $12B in savings in PC platform ‘ridiculous’

The Progressive Conservatives’ suggestion that $12 billion could be cut from Ontario’s budget is “ridiculous,” Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne says as her party crystallizes its criticisms against the Tories’ newly unveiled election platform.

The recently announced PC plan reveals their platform six months ahead of the campaign and has also provided previews of what’s sure to be a consistent Liberal line of attack until the June vote.

Fake News: German Media Falsely Proclaims Arrest of Identitarians When It Was Far-Left Extremists Who Were Arrested

Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine and Austria’s Der Standard reported on the arrest of 15 Identitarians in Paris this weekend, despite prosecutors saying those arrested were far-left extremists. Both publications have issued no correction or retraction.

Canadian hate crimes growing and more violent for third straight year

Statistics Canada said Tuesday that attacks against a person’s sexual orientation, as well as people identified as South Asian, Arab or West Asian, East or Southeast Asian ethnicities, and as Jewish, all saw increases.

The increase in hate crimes coincides with a surge in rallies organized by far-right groups in Canada. Last weekend, tensions flared at dueling far-right and anti-fascist demonstrations in Quebec City, prompting dozens of arrests. Earlier this month, discriminatory posters appeared on the University of Victoria campus.

Calm down people you’re behaving like Americans!


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French president Emmanuel Macron to ban gender-based insults

France is to ban gender-based insults and wolf whistling in the street in a crackdown against sexism, the country’s president has said.

In a speech Emmanuel Macron said it was unacceptable for France to be “one of those countries where women live in fear” of “verbal violence against women”.

“Gender-based insults will be punishable by law. Offenders will face a deterrent fine,” Ms Macron said.

Gov’t Confirms ‘Muslims of America’ Jihadi Cult Under Investigation

A U.S. government agency confirmed in a letter to the Clarion Project that an investigation into a terror-linked Islamist cult named Muslims of America (MOA) is ongoing. The group is known for its “Islamic villages” in North America, with its “Islamberg” headquarters receiving the most attention.

The October 19 letter from the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) states that 10 documents from a previous investigation into MOA must be withheld because “the investigation related to the documents that were referred is still open.”

AI brain implants that can change a person’s mood are tested on HUMANS by the US military

The US military has begun testing AI brain implants that can change a person’s mood on humans.

These ‘mind control’ chips emit electronic pulses that alter brain chemistry in a process called ‘deep brain stimulation.’

If they prove successful, the devices could be used to treat a number of mental health conditions and to ensure a better response to therapy.

Crippled Navy Destroyer Damaged Further During Repair Process

A crippled American warship suffered further damage during preparations for its trip to the U.S. for repairs.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald was forced to return to Fleet Activities Yokosuka Monday to repair two punctures in the hull, which occurred while loading the vessel onto a heavy lift ship for transport to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in Pascagoula, Miss., for maintenance, the Navy revealed in a statement. The Navy expects the repairs to delay the warship’s departure by several days.

Open letter for the termination of Professor Jordan Peterson’s appointment at the University of Toronto

We are writing to request the termination of Professor Jordan Peterson’s appointment. As you should know, a group of faculty members at the University of Toronto recently wrote to the University administration to express their grave concern about Prof. Peterson’s statements and activities. Prof. Peterson has been working on the creation of an online database applying an algorithm that is intended to identify and rank professors and courses that he contends should be removed from the university, a fact that has been widely reported in local and national media. The proposed database further escalates Prof. Peterson’s previous efforts at agitation, including but not limited to his refusal to use the preferred gender pronouns of his colleagues and students; his inflammatory denunciations of so-called “crazy women”[1] and “postmodern neomarxists” who are most often trans* people, people of color, and women; and his evident connections with white supremacist and woman-hating groups online and elsewhere.[2] On November 12, after several media reported on this website project, Prof. Peterson expressed on his Twitter account that his plans were now “on hiatus.”[3]

Pack of lies.


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Singer Morrissey says he would kill Trump at the press of a button ‘in the interest of humanity’

According to the Washington Times, Morrissey was asked a hypothetical question by German newspaper Der Spiegel recently about killing Trump at the push of a button.

“If there was a button here and if you pressed on it, Trump would die dead [sic]– would you push it or not,” Der Spiegel asked.

“I would, for the safety of humanity. It has nothing to do with my personal opinion of his face or his family, but in the interest of humanity I would push,” Morrissey said.

Islamic State Goes Hollywood to Recruit ‘Heroes’ to Their Cause

Beyond the slick, Hollywood-style cinematics, the Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos suggesting they, too, can be heroes like Bruce Willis’ character in “Die Hard.”
That’s the conclusion of The Chicago Project on Security and Threats, which analyzed some 1,400 videos released by IS between 2013 and 2016. Researchers who watched and catalogued them all said there is more to the recruitment effort than just sophisticated videography, and it’s not necessarily all about Islam.

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

It was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as a teenager would also be the first year of her married life. Up to the moment the water swept away her parents’ field in Kachaso in the Nsanje district of Malawi, they had been scraping a living. Afterwards they were reduced to scavenging for bits of firewood to sell.

So when a young man came to their door and asked for the 13-year old’s hand in marriage, the couple didn’t think about it for too long, lest he look elsewhere. Ntonya begged them to change their minds. She was too young, she pleaded. She didn’t want to leave. But it was to no avail. Her parents sat her down and spelled it out for her: the weather had changed and taken everything from them. There was not enough food to go around. They couldn’t afford another mouth at the table.

Archbishop of Canterbury baffled by Christians who back Trump

England’s top religious authority, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said Sunday that he doesn’t understand why so many Christians in the U.S. support President Donald Trump.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby told ITV’s “Peston on Sunday” program that he “really genuinely” can’t comprehend why fundamentalists have provided such a strong base for Trump.

“There’s two things going through my mind: do I say what I think, or do I say what I should say? And I’m going to say what I think,” he said on the show, referring to the support Trump has garnered, especially from so-called Evangelical Christians. “No, I don’t understand it. I really genuinely do not understand where that is coming from.”

Kaleidoscope: How a Ukrainian dance ignited a debate on cultural appropriation

Three months ago, Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble faced a wave of accusations on social media for one of its other routines called Kaleidoscope, a multicultural dance that included segments from French, Indigenous and other cultures. The group said the dance was created to honour Indigenous people and other cultures, but critics labelled it “cultural appropriation.”

The term is popping up with increasing frequency — Halloween headdress costumes, music sampling and author Joseph Boyden’s ancestry have all stirred debate. When is it OK to share, borrow or take elements of other cultures?