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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Turkey’s Claims Aimed at Justifying 'Neo - Ottoman' Expansionist Policies: Iran.

Turkey’s Claims Aimed at Justifying 'Neo - Ottoman' Expansionist Policies: Iran. (IFP).

Iran has dismissed the recent “unacceptable and unjustifiable” remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Tehran, saying Ankara is leveling accusations against other countries to justify its expansionist policies.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed regret on Sunday that Turkish officials continue to make “baseless, meddlesome and troublesome” remarks against the country’s neighbors.
By accusing others and repeating fictitious claims, they [Turkish officials] are trying to justify their meddlesome and expansionist policies toward their neighbors,” he added.
Speaking at a Turkish-British forum in the southern city of Antalya on Saturday, the Turkish president accused Iran of adopting and pursuing “racist and discriminatory” policies in Iraq.

The Iranian spokesperson also dismissed as incorrect comments by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak, who recently claimed that some three million refugees, mostly Afghans, were trying to go to Turkey from Iran, expressing concern that Iran was “ignoring their demand for migration.”
“Iran has been hosting millions of refugees from its neighboring countries for more than 30 years,” Qassemi said.
Turkey must learn from Iran how it has hosted millions of refugees for more than three decades and has never abused this human and humanitarian issue for specific and politically-motivated purposes against any other country.
He recommended Turkish officials to avoid conflating humanitarian issues with political disputes, urging them to respect the national sovereignty of their neighboring states, particularly Iraq and Syria.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran regards respect for the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of neighboring countries as the best option for strengthening and developing relations among nations and countries,” Qassemi said.

Iran also considers “constructive dialogue with neighbors, instead of accusing others, as the most appropriate way” to deepen ties with them, he pointed out.

Israeli Minister Hanegbi: 'The Bible — not Google — gives Israel moral right to land.

Israeli Minister Hanegbi: 'The Bible — not Google — gives Israel moral right to land.'(Jpost).

Israel’s moral claim to land comes from the Bible, not Google, Communications Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said in Washington on Tuesday at an event held in support of placing West Bank settlements within final borders of the Jewish state.

“Defense is important and security is important, but the most important thing is the moral claim of Israel. We are committed to go forward with living in our ancient land, land that was given us not by Google and Wikipedia, but by the Bible,” he said.

The event Hanegbi spoke at was hosted by the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, titled “Celebrate 50 Years of Rejuvenation in Judea and Samaria.” It was purposely held near the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference to attract those in attendance there.

This was the first time the council held an event in Washington concurrent with the AIPAC conference to specifically target those attendees, as part of its growing focus on soliciting support abroad for the settlements, both in the United States and the European Union.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said there were three quick arguments for placing Area C of the West Bank within Israel’s borders, all of which centered around the word “just,” and then mentioned Israel’s victory in the Six Day War.

It was a just war. It is a just defense. But the most important one, it was based on a just claim.

A just claim of the Jewish people on [the Biblical areas of] Beit El, Shechem, Jerusalem and Hebron,” she said.

“Let me tell you something, if those places are not Jewish, who can tell me that [the modern cities of] Herzliya, Rehovot, Rishon Lezion and Tel Aviv are Jewish,” Hotovely said. “I always say that the occupation is a myth, because we never occupied other people’s land. This is Jewish land [Judea and Samaria]. This should forever be a Jewish land under Israeli law.” Read the full story here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Trudeau airport in Montreal: investigation uncovers Airport staff who support ISIS ideology.

Trudeau airport in Montreal: investigation uncovers Airport staff who support ISIS ideology.(TVanouvelles). [GoogleTranslated].
"I know of (employees) who have arrived in Canada for only two months and are already working around planes or in the luggage room,"
The Montréal-Trudeau airport faces employees who show signs of radicalization, including one who has just been moved away from the runways because of the risks he presents. Here is what our Investigation Bureau and the show "JE", presented tonight, 7:30 pm, to TVA, in the last months.

Four employees had their access to the secured area withdrawn as a precautionary measure. At least three of these individuals (two still working at the airport) display a profile that worries the police.

Some have visited pro-Islamic (Daesh) websites, broadcast propaganda on social networks, consulted an abnormal amount of documents dealing with weapons or explosives.

Of the four security clearances that were withdrawn, one was issued after an airport employee with access to the secure area suggested similar bombing attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015.

Two other cards were confiscated because workers had psychiatric problems that put the safety of airport operations at risk.

"Concerning" It is the Montreal police who provide armed security at the airport. Six officers are on site at all times, but only three are available to patrol the entire terminal and they do not have a long weapon. In practice, it is often two agents that are mobile.

For the assistant director of the SPVM, Patrick Lalonde, one of the leaders of the fight against terrorism in Quebec, this information is "worrying". "The SPVM and its partners work every day to evaluate the threat and to counter it," he said.

Marcel Savard, formerly in charge of counter-terrorism at the Sûreté du Québec, was also worried about the situation. "What worries me," he said, "is the strategic position that these people occupy."

"We have a concern for all types of threats, radicalization is one of them," notes Pierre-Paul Pharand, vice-president of airport infrastructures at Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), in a report that will be presented tonight On the TVA waves.

This former soldier watches over the safety of the 16 million passengers who pass through the airport each year. He argues that his organization takes the situation seriously. "Whenever there are issues related to radicalization," he says, "we are acting with our partners"

"I know of (employees) who have arrived in Canada for only two months and are already working around planes or in the luggage room," said an airport employee who worked with some of these individuals and who Required anonymity.

According to our information, the national security squads have repeatedly addressed the "issue" of Montréal-Trudeau.

If formerly one counted on the good old technique of the physical spinning, the ways of doing are refined: the spinning is today digital. It is this new technology that has been used by our Investigative Office over the last eight months to identify individuals at risk.

"We need to look at the precise digital footprint of these individuals. It will allow us to know to what extent the individual is increasing and represents a risk, "explains Marcel Savard.

Our team targeted two ADM employees who presented disturbing profiles. A first employee occupied a strategic position giving him direct access to the runways and planes parked around the terminal building.

The police investigation showed that he regularly consulted pro-Daesh websites that tout the rise of the terrorist organization. By carrying out further research, investigators even discovered that he had acquired an impressive amount of books and documentation on military-caliber assault weapons. The authorities transferred the individual to another post, away from the runways, aircraft and outside the secure area.

Identified by the team of "JE", the second employee is native of Algeria. A few months ago, he was still living in the Montreal area. He has broadcast a Daesh propaganda video on his Facebook page. There are live killings being committed in the city of Mosul and passers-by being pulled off by members of the Islamic state.

The individual seems to support the ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood, an extremist organization that the experts consider to be the source of Islamic terrorism. Our research shows that the suspect supports the regime of the former president of Egypt, Islamist Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and driven out of power by the popular revolt in the summer of 2013.

The man appears to have left Canada for a few months, but appears to have links with employees of Aéroports de Montréal who have access to secure areas. Hmmm....As i said for years 'Airport staff is the weakest link in security' . More here.
The show "JE" will be presented tonight at 19:30 on TVA.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Indonesia: Police fire tear gas at Islamist protesters outside church construction site.

Indonesia: Police fire tear gas at Islamist protesters outside church construction site. (premier).

Indonesian police fired tear gas in order to disperse a group of hard-line Muslim protesters outside a church in Bekasi, Indonesia.

According to the Associated Press, several hundred protesters from the group called Forum for Bekasi Muslim Friendship staged the demonstration to protest against the building of the Santa Clara church.

The church has been under construction since November.
Eye Witnesses told AP that the protesters had tried to force their way into the property and threw rocks and bottles at the building before police fired the tear gas.

Local priest Fr Raymundus Sianipar was advised by police to leave the area for his own safety.
The church has been the target of protests since it received a construction permit in June 2015.

Last year, the demonstrators sealed off the church and demanded the permit be revoked.
Approximately 12,000 Catholics live in Beksai.

Indonesia is number 46 on Open Doors' World Watch List for Christian persecution. Hmmm....Interfaith dialog 101

Video - Large protests in Moscow and St Petersburg against corruption in Russia. (Live).

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